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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Mon July 27th, 2009, 9:13 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I find it interesting that after 40 years there's been no big screen movie about the first moon landing but when something goes wrong we get a big screen movie, "Apollo 13".

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Cos there's no conflict in the Apollo 11 mission: they go to the moon, they land, they come back, nothing goes wrong. That's it. From a purely dramatic point of view, Apollo 13 is much more interesting.

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Postby Ash » Mon July 27th, 2009, 11:07 pm

I was suspecting the same. BTW someone mentioned the Australian film The Dish, which is about the moon landng, but more about the group of folk who bought a satellite dish so they could watch it.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon July 27th, 2009, 11:09 pm

Leo: you're not wrong.

I saw "The Dish" ages ago because Sam Neill is in it.

"Ash" wrote:I was suspecting the same. BTW someone mentioned the Australian film The Dish, which is about the moon landng, but more about the group of folk who bought a satellite dish so they could watch it.


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Postby Telynor » Tue July 28th, 2009, 5:27 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Leo: you're not wrong.

I saw "The Dish" ages ago because Sam Neill is in it.



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That was such a charmer of a film! Try the miniseries, From Earth to the Moon -- it's better than Apollo 13. Sam Neill = Hot.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue July 28th, 2009, 5:32 am

"Telynor" wrote:That was such a charmer of a film! Try the miniseries, From Earth to the Moon -- it's better than Apollo 13. Sam Neill = Hot.


It's not that I'm all that keen on movies about space travel, it just that I thought it was interesting that such a huge event hasn't warranted a big screen movie yet.

I discovered Sam in "Jurassic Park", I can distinctly remember saying to myself "Oooh, who is that?" when he first came on screen. I haven't watched much of his work lately, most of it hasn't been high quality from what I can tell, which is a shame cause he's a great actor and deserves better work!

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Postby Madeleine » Tue July 28th, 2009, 10:49 am

Do you remember him in Reilly Ace of Spies? Mmm very nice. True that he doesn't seem to be around that much at the moment.
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Postby diamondlil » Tue July 28th, 2009, 12:39 pm

It's because he has been busy making ads for Red Meat for Australian TV. There are a couple of different ones including a new one that I can't find on Youtube:

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue July 28th, 2009, 5:59 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:Do you remember him in Reilly Ace of Spies? Mmm very nice. True that he doesn't seem to be around that much at the moment.


Of course! I wasn't happy with the ending but I guess that's what really happened to real guy it was based on. Sam was smoking HOT!

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Postby Telynor » Wed July 29th, 2009, 5:32 am

Managed to finish up volume 2 of The King and I, a tale from fifteenth century Korea, and there is one heartbreaker of a love story in it. I was so caught up in it, that as soon as I had finished it, I turned around and put the first DVD of volume 3 in to see what happened next, and cried buckets at the outcome.

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Postby cw gortner » Wed July 29th, 2009, 6:21 pm

Sam Neill making ads for red meat is enough to make you want to weep.

But not as much as "The Women" with Meg Ryan and Anette Bening. The original is one of my favorite films: fast-paced, witty, stupendously cast. Last night I saw the re-make and it was just dreadful. As in, whoever produced it should be fined.
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