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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Wed July 29th, 2009, 7:12 pm

"cw gortner" wrote: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.


PBS did a stage version of "The Women" for its "Stage on Screen" series a few years ago. The play is still under estate contract so it's not performed very often.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri July 31st, 2009, 12:27 am

"cw gortner" wrote: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.



You can avoid that problem by seeing the remakes first and then watching the classics on which they were based.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri July 31st, 2009, 11:29 am

Saw the new Potter movie yesterday, both my friend and I reckon it should have been cut by at least an hour! Far too much time spent at the school with not too much happening, the effects are good when they come and the action scenes are good but....far too long when hardly anything happens at all!
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Nefret
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Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Mon August 3rd, 2009, 2:47 am

Watched all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies last night. :)

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Mon August 3rd, 2009, 3:17 am

Re watched "Apocalypse Now Redux"....Still mesmerizing and yet very disturbing film....Robert Duvall as the Surfer, Crazy Air Cavalry Colonel...."Love the smell of Napalm in the morning" was brilliant.....So many great lines and scenes.....Outstanding Cast...

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon August 3rd, 2009, 3:40 am

"Dave", I love this movie, but unfortunately it was on regular TV so it was edited.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Mon August 3rd, 2009, 8:56 am

I watched Incredible Hulk last night - enjoyed it, good entertainment.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon August 3rd, 2009, 1:29 pm

Watched Fool's Gold on Saturday. It was so-so. Actress playing the bimbo was quite the scene stealer.

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Mello
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Postby Mello » Thu August 6th, 2009, 7:09 am

Watched a couple of movies recently on a plane trip, Samson and Delilah (an excellent Australian movie) and Australia (a crap Australian movie). DH was engrossed in The Reader, but everytime I glanced over all I could see were Kate Winslet’s breasts :rolleyes:

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu August 6th, 2009, 7:35 am

I went to see the new Harry Potter film yesterday. I enjoyed it - it's a little slow to get started. The ending is quite sad, too.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind


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