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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Post by Madeleine » Fri September 4th, 2009, 11:33 am

Saw a couple of movies over the last few days which can be filed under OK, but instantly forgettable.

Sahara with Matthew McConaughey - Bond/Indiana Jones style hokum, took a while to get going but watchable fluff eventually.

The Reaping - apocalyptic/10 plagues movie with a strange child at the centre of it (who reminded me a bit of Narigorm in Company Of Liars) and David Morrissey doing an Elvis-style impersonation of a Southern accent, great scientific explanation of the ten plagues though.
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Post by Ludmilla » Fri September 4th, 2009, 2:54 pm

[quote=""CrimsonPetal""]I watched Possession the other night after reading the book. Modern day story did nothing for me, but the scenes with Northam & Ehle were beautiful. :) [/quote]

CrimsonPetal, I agree. I was appalled at the casting for the modern day characters, but I thought Northam and Ehle did justice to Randolph Ash and Christabel LaMotte.

We've been watching the John Adams mini-series. I think they did a great job with making the actors look like their historical counterparts. Stephen Dillane who plays Thomas Jefferson looks very familiar to me. I could have sworn he had a role in A&E's Horatio Hornblower series, but I don't find that on his filmography. Am I imagining things? Probably.

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri September 4th, 2009, 3:43 pm

You Don't Mess With the Zohan (my husband is a Sandler fan). Interesting premise but way too raunchy. However, the soundtrack is awesome!

Side note: Emmanuelle Chriqui is one of the most stunningly beautiful women on the planet.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Fri September 4th, 2009, 9:06 pm

I recently got around to seeing three so-called thrillers: What Lies Beneath, Flightplan and a remake of When A Stranger Calls.

The first two were fairly silly really but made entertaining by two excellent performances from Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster respectively. When A Stranger Calls is one of those babysitter-terrorised-by-crank-calls films, starring Camilla Belle. She lived up to her name and looked very pretty but I couldn't help feeling sorry for her - she only got to wear one outfit and for most of the film was acting with a piece of plastic, ie. the phone.

Still I like suspense that isn't too gory so I would watch any of these again.

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Post by Leo62 » Sat September 5th, 2009, 2:52 pm

The Boat that Rocked.

The Film that Sucked. :(
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat September 5th, 2009, 6:33 pm

[quote=""Leo62""]The Boat that Rocked.

The Film that Sucked. :( [/quote]

I laughed snorted when I read that LOL!

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Post by Madeleine » Sat September 5th, 2009, 7:06 pm

[quote=""Leo62""]The Boat that Rocked.

The Film that Sucked. :( [/quote]

They're just advertising the DVD on TV as I type this :eek: Guess I'll give it a miss, but love your review :D

I agree that Misses Pfeiffer and Foster are the best things about those two films, they can make a rubbish movie bearable, although those two movies are watchable enough, and WLB is a bit spooky!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat September 5th, 2009, 7:12 pm

[quote=""Leo62""]The Boat that Rocked.

The Film that Sucked. :( [/quote]

I looked at the cast list, you'd think with such a great cast it'd be a better movie, but even great actors can't save a bad script.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun September 6th, 2009, 3:55 am

"The International", not a bad movie, but not something I'd see multiple times. But Clive Owen is always fun and yummy to watch.

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Post by parthianbow » Sun September 6th, 2009, 11:00 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I looked at the cast list, you'd think with such a great cast it'd be a better movie, but even great actors can't save a bad script. SM[/quote]

Richard Curtis can only make one type of film - and after Four Weddings, they've all gone downhill - IMO.

Leo 62 - hilarious one line review!
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