Seen any good movies lately?

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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby SheWolf » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:40 pm

I finally saw The Wrestler last night. I found it slow moving in some places but it was good overall, very sad, with a great ending. Mickey Rourke was very good but I guess I was expecting more due to all the hype.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby tvldiva » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:14 pm

Emafer wrote:Is that the one she won the Golden Globe for? What's it about?

She won best supporting actress for The Reader, which I find weird. The story is set in Germany after WWII(sometime in the 50's I think) and centers around her and her relationship with a young man. She seduces him and they have an affair. During this time, he falls in love with her, but she suddenly leaves town. Later on, when he is at law school, his class goes to witness a war trial. The trial is for some women guards at a concentration camp and she is one of them.

I'm afraid to say much more, her secret is behind the entire story. To watch a movie like this and not try to impose modern life, is do difficult. To try to imagine the way the world was back then, the situation she found herself, the decisions she made...I don't know what I would have done. I'd like to think I'm made of strong stuff, but in reality, I'm whiney when my favorite show is cancelled or the electricty goes out. This story really shows the struggle the German people are dealing with, even today, of what happened during WWII.
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Postby Emafer » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:16 am

tvldiva, that sounds really amazing, I'll have to catch that one.

SheWolf, I've been really wanting to see The Wrestler.

My husband got back today and the movie that we really want to see is Step- Brothers hahahaha. We love that crap.

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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:43 am

Well, I was too tired to see two movies, so I opted for one - Frost/Nixon. It was excellent. All aspects of the movie were excellent: the direction, the supporting cast, the writing, and Frank Langella knocked it out of the park. I was a true Nixon-hater, to be honest, but this movie and Langella's performance made me actually see Nixon as a human being, something I hadn't done before.

It wasn't just a transcript of the interviews, the way Frost got it to happen was very intriguing, and made for a compelling story. The movie did have some old newsclips, but one shot that Ron Howard did really haunted me: he had Frost watching Langella (as Nixon) on the stairs of the helicopter doing the famous wave before he got inside, but then he kept the camera on Nixon's face, and the look on his face has stayed with me even now. Then Howard cut back to Frost watching this, so he caught the look as well. Oooooooh, so good!

Kevin Bacon's character, Jack Brennan, (Nixon's Chief of Staff) went to Providence College, and an interview with him appeared in our paper today. He was only unhappy with two parts of the movie (and the show): the fictional late night rambling phone call from Nixon to Frost, (Brennan said that Nixon very rarely had anything to drink), and the swearing - he said Nixon used "sons of bitches" a lot, but not much more, and the script was peppered with expletives. He also praised Bacon for his work on his character.

Emafer, I thought of you when it was brought to Nixon's attention that Frost had been engaged to Dianne Caroll - it was a priceless moment.

One thing I loved (as did the rest of the audience) was a running joke about Italian slip-on shoes - well done!

All in all, it was a great film, worthy of all the accolades, and it shows that even a biased person such as I can change her stripes - a bit! :thumb:
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Emafer » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:29 am

Ooooh, now I can't wait to go see it! Maybe we'll go to the actual movie theatre instead of waiting for the DVD. Thanks for thing of me. Yay for jungle love! hahahahaha.

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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby SheWolf » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:55 pm

I got about halfway through the Dark Knight last evening and boy was I bored. Comic book things aren't my cup o tea. But Heath was bringing it - what a juicy role! - so I'll keep watching.
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby onewithdog » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:07 pm

Batman Begins > Dark Knight

But Heath as the Joker was very cool. RIP.

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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby indigo_jones » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:03 pm

I saw a movie on tv earlier this week, called The Baker. It's basically about an assassin who wants to go straight and ends up trying to work as a baker. With hysterical consequences. :lol: It takes place in Wales, so it has a funny Welsh lilt, and there are exploding sheep to boot, along with a quite sexy -- if messy -- sex scene. It's a charming little comedy that's a nice way to spend a couple of hours.
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Postby Emafer » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:42 pm

Indy that sounds right up my ally, I'll ahve to check that one out!

Yeah, I'm not into the comic book stuff at allll. I mean, the first Batman I liked and um.. that's the only comic book movie that I remember liking. All of that Sin City and 300 stuff is just HORRIBLE in my opinion. I couldn't even get through any of that Spiderman stuff.

I think I'll take the assassin why tried to become a baker and silly sheep :D

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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby LSully9 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:31 pm

SheWolf wrote:I got about halfway through the Dark Knight last evening and boy was I bored. Comic book things aren't my cup o tea. But Heath was bringing it - what a juicy role! - so I'll keep watching.


Heath was brilliant! His Golden Globe was well deserved!
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Val2150 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:38 pm

I just saw Gran Torino last night. It was really good - Clint Eastwood has definitely still got it. :D
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby VaiVedrai » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:11 am

I rented Rashomon recently, and it was so interesting; I especially liked the way the different perspectives on the same event wreak havoc with your mind. It was well worth it. :thumb:
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby tvldiva » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:15 am

I just saw this preview. This looks like some great mindless humor! God, I love Will Ferrell.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/landofthelost/
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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby onewithdog » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:25 am

Going to pick up Zack and Miri Make a Porno tomorrow.

Anyone see it?

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Re: Seen any good movies lately?

Postby Nancy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:53 am

I didn't see it, but I heard it was good.
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