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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Fri August 7th, 2009, 9:36 pm

Just seen Let The Right One In, atmospheric and surprisingly touching Swedish horror movie. Kicks Twilight's a$$ in the teen vampire, er, stakes. :D

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri August 7th, 2009, 11:07 pm

I watched Breach last night. Very disturbing. I gather that they stuck very close to the truth on this one.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun August 9th, 2009, 1:27 am

"Coraline", good movie, creepy for a kids movie.

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Postby SarahWoodbury » Sun August 9th, 2009, 3:28 am

Went to HP with my sister. I have four kids so we've spent the last 10 years with Harry. The movies have been hit and miss, but I thought this one was quite good and I enjoyed the amount of time spent on character development

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Postby Ash » Sun August 9th, 2009, 4:44 am

Just saw Julie and Julia, and have to say that its one of the better Ephron efforts. It helps to have actresses like Streep and Adams, but the story line was excellent. Too often Ephron makes her women characters into needy ditzes. Not here, they were intelligent and driven. Loved the connection between the two women, loved the Paris scenes (oh to be back there again someday!) and despite not liking to cook, enjoyed the cooking sections (the scene where a young Julia Child is practicing chopping onions in her kitchen had me in stiches) Its one I'd like to see again, and I am not one who rewatches movies very often.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun August 9th, 2009, 4:46 am

Harm and I want to see "Julie and Julia", but it's not playing at any good time for us when it comes to the island, no matinees :P This is their second movie together (Streep and Adams), though I hear they do not share any scenes ("Doubt" was the first one, they played nuns).

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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon August 10th, 2009, 4:41 am

"The Fifth Element", I've seen it a few times before but it's always enjoyable.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon August 10th, 2009, 1:50 pm

Mamma Mia Love it. I can't stop singing the songs. I'll have to buy the soundtrack. My kids love the music too.

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Postby Ash » Mon August 10th, 2009, 1:54 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:"Coraline", good movie, creepy for a kids movie.


The book itself was marketed as YA, so I think the movie would be just fine for that age. Yeah, younger kiddos would probably be very weirded out by some of thoes scenes. But I certainly loved it; one of those movies that took a good book and actually made it better!

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princess garnet
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Postby princess garnet » Mon August 10th, 2009, 11:40 pm

"Legally Blondes"
It's about Elle Wood's two British cousins and their time in their US prep school when their dad is transferred from the UK.


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