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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Post by cw gortner » Mon August 10th, 2009, 11:56 pm

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." I wept. As in, buckets. Beautifully written and filmed, and devastating in its simplicity.

It also made me wonder exactly why the incredibly talented and beautiful Vera Farminga isn't more famous.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue August 11th, 2009, 11:33 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." I wept. As in, buckets. Beautifully written and filmed, and devastating in its simplicity.

It also made me wonder exactly why the incredibly talented and beautiful Vera Farminga isn't more famous.[/quote]

I was reading a review of an new film called "The Orphan" in which I think this actress plays the mother - it's the usual child dies, so parents adopt another one who turns out to be demonic plot, but it's had good reviews - and the critics also appreciate this lady, so it looks like her star is on an upward trajectory now.
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Post by Ash » Tue August 11th, 2009, 1:38 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas." I wept. As in, buckets. Beautifully written and filmed, and devastating in its simplicity..[/quote]

I have heard many good things about this powerful movie. I just can't bring myself to watch it (same reason I can't bring myself to visit a Holocaust Museum)

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue August 11th, 2009, 3:59 pm

Made of Honor. Some funny moments, but overall rather disappointing.

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Post by Susan » Wed August 12th, 2009, 12:45 am

Saw "Julie and Julia" this afternoon. My husband and I both enjoyed it and found Meryl Streep as Julia Child delightful!
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Post by Madeleine » Wed August 12th, 2009, 11:38 am

Currently halfway through Sweeney Todd with JD and enjoying it, will report back properly when I've finished it!
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Post by alice » Wed August 12th, 2009, 1:08 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Currently halfway through Sweeney Todd with JD and enjoying it, will report back properly when I've finished it![/quote]

I really enjoyed this Madeleine. Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman together in a film, can't go wrong... ;) .

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Post by chuck » Wed August 12th, 2009, 8:06 pm

Really enjoying "The Scarlet Pimpernel" I, II, III...Richard E. Grant, Elizabeth McGovern Very handsome looking series, The real look of 1793 Paris and London, no fake sets the real thing....Costumes, lighting and Grant as the Pimpernel is terrific....

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Post by diamondlil » Wed August 12th, 2009, 10:51 pm

I can't claim to have seen all the Scarlet Pimpernel adaptations, but Richard E Grant really is the face I see when someone mentions movies of this book!
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Post by Madeleine » Thu August 13th, 2009, 11:51 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Currently halfway through Sweeney Todd with JD and enjoying it, will report back properly when I've finished it![/quote]

Have now finished watching this and enjoyed it, almost felt sorry for ST at the end! And HBC was great in it too.
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