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lubeltri said:
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Tallitot said:
The King's Speech
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1504320/

I want to see this, but it doesn't look like we'll get it here in Mississippi. ::)

Let us know how you liked it.


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It looks like you are in luck. Please do see it, it's mighty fine!

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*The King's Speech* was a fabulous movie.  I'd highly recommend it.

We just watched _Monster Camp_   It's about NERO in Seattle and live-action RPGs. I like documentaries and my husband indulged me last night.  Facinating and just a little sad.
 

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This evening I watched "In the Shadow of the Moon", a great documentary by Ron Howard about the Apollo Project.

I love one of Alan Bean's lines, about conspiracy theorists: "Nine times. Nine times we went to the Moon. Why would we fake it NINE TIMES?" :D
Ron Howard has serious skills behind the camera.

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Just saw Gran Torino. Awesome movie. It gives pretty rough picture of American society. Is it really like that or was it completely exaggerated?
 

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Alpo said:
Just saw Gran Torino. Awesome movie. It gives pretty rough picture of American society. Is it really like that or was it completely exaggerated?
It really depends, and this movie certainly highlights some of the nastier and most violent aspects of society.  That said, I have experienced neighborhoods remarkably similar to the one portrayed, complete with Hmong gangs.  8)  Completely exaggerated?  Unfortunately not.
 

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Cognomen said:
Completely exaggerated?  Unfortunately not.
  :-\

Having been born into more peaceful part of the World that sound just unbelievable. I heard a while ago that some Mexican exchange student was a little suprised that during his stay in Finland she didn't notice any shooting anywhere. I laughed when I heard that but after seeing this movie it doesn't sound so funny anymore.
 

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Just saw Tonari no Totoro or My Neighbor Totoro at the advice of my entire Japanese class. I was pretty impressed. For a movie that was done in the '80s, it looked like it was made recently. Are any of Miyazaki's other movies worth watching? If they're as good as Totoro was I want to check them out. :D

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Shlomlokh said:
Just saw Tonari no Totoro or My Neighbor Totoro at the advice of my entire Japanese class. I was pretty impressed. For a movie that was done in the '80s, it looked like it was made recently. Are any of Miyazaki's other movies worth watching? If they're as good as Totoro was I want to check them out. :D
I tend to be rather skeptical of anime but Miyazaki's stuff is always worth watching. My personal favorites are Princess Mononoke and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
 

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Iconodule said:
Shlomlokh said:
Just saw Tonari no Totoro or My Neighbor Totoro at the advice of my entire Japanese class. I was pretty impressed. For a movie that was done in the '80s, it looked like it was made recently. Are any of Miyazaki's other movies worth watching? If they're as good as Totoro was I want to check them out. :D
I tend to be rather skeptical of anime but Miyazaki's stuff is always worth watching. My personal favorites are Princess Mononoke and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
Oh I am skeptical of it as well, but I was impressed with Totoro. I'll have to check out those others. :)

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Moartea domnului Lăzărescu ("The Death of Mr. Lazarescu")

A brilliant Romanian tragic-comedy about a retired, cranky Engineer who dies as a result of Kafkaesque medical beurocracy and the social alienation we all live in today.
 

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Moartea domnului Lăzărescu ("The Death of Mr. Lazarescu")

A brilliant Romanian tragic-comedy about a retired, cranky Engineer who dies as a result of Kafkaesque medical beurocracy and the social alienation we all live in today.
Sounds like my kind of movie!  Thanks.  I've added it to my instant streaming to watch later.
 

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I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.
 

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Last night I saw Doctor Zhivago again for the umpteenth time. But last evening, it was on the big screen in HD. (only $5 admission to each film in a classics series) The colours and detail were amazing - I watched the lack of continuity  :) in the stubble on the faces of Omar Sharif and Ralph Richardson during the train journey to the east. I noticed the icons. A surprising one was St Nicholas (?) in Lara's post-revolutionary apartment in Yuriatin (sp?). It seemed odd that it was there especially as Katya was calling the Tsar an "enemy of the people". Great fun. Though I may have annoyed my wife by my speaking many lines before they were heard from the characters :D.
 

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genesisone said:
Last night I saw Doctor Zhivago again for the umpteenth time. But last evening, it was on the big screen in HD. (only $5 admission to each film in a classics series) The colours and detail were amazing - I watched the lack of continuity  :) in the stubble on the faces of Omar Sharif and Ralph Richardson during the train journey to the east. I noticed the icons. A surprising one was St Nicholas (?) in Lara's post-revolutionary apartment in Yuriatin (sp?). It seemed odd that it was there especially as Katya was calling the Tsar an "enemy of the people". Great fun. Though I may have annoyed my wife by my speaking many lines before they were heard from the characters :D.
What a wonderful movie!

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vamrat said:
I saw The Rite.  It reminded me why I love Anthony Hopkins as an actor.  It is also a great story.  From a Christian perspective, it is one of the few exorcism movies worth watching.
The movie was much better than the reviews it received! I wish it would have left the sensationalism out and stayed strictly to the book however; reality is far more frightening than fantasy. But considering this is Hollywood, I  thought the movie was well done. I do highly recommend reading the book.


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Off to see True Grit tonight with some of my family.

I've seen the John Wayne version several times and, when I got to read the book could hear his voice whenever 'Rooster' Coburn is speaking. However they left out some of the discussion about church membership found in the book.

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I've been watching a lot of movies lately. Here are some that are worth mentioning:

Catfish
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810129583/info

Half Nelson
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808746892/details

(^ I stumbled upon both of these at Blockbuster and was very pleasantly surprised. "Half Nelson" was a terrific movie, although I didn't quite understand the title. "Catfish" was also very good, but I can't say too much about it without giving it away. Rent them both!)




Two of Anthony Hopkins's best films that went largely unnoticed:

The World's Fastest Indian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bu9dGRQvJY

Hearts in Atlantis
http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/catalog/movie/trailer/197012




Bird (Saw this one on cable recently, and I will always remember when I first saw it in the theater. Excellent movie directed by Clint Eastwood, who is an excellent director.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800036823/info


The King's Speech (I have to say that I was a bit disappointed by this one. It's very good, but not nearly as good as the hype it received. Had it been an underrated film, I think I would give it much more credit; but it was praised so highly that I left disappointed. But it is a generally good film.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810124453/info


Black Swan (One of the worst mistakes I ever made was taking my wife to see this movie. Even if I had seen this alone, I would have forever regretted it. A terrible movie with absolutely no redemptive value whatsoever.)


The Rite (This movie was much better than I expected it to be, since the reveiws were tepid. But it was well worth watching. I do wish it would have stayed closer to the book, but it didn't deviate to a ridiculous extreme. But by all means, read the book! Reality is far more frightening than fiction!)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810161312/info


Marley and Me (Rented this one that I'd seen before, and bawled like a baby- AGAIN! This really is a great movie, and it stirred my emotions as much as it did the first time I saw it.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809995057/info


The Stone Reader (This is a fascinating documentary that will appeal to anyone who is a book lover. Very intriguing. A real life mystery full of human drama.)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/stone_reader/


In the Shadow of the Moon  (I still don't know whether or not anyone has really walked on the moon, but this movie is very convincing. Either way, this is a fascinating documentary that does not disappoint.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809812693/info


Nixon (Anthony Hopkins was excellent as usual, and this movie was remarkably balanced for an Oliver Stone directed film. Of course it was still a hatchet job, but at least Hopkins portrayed Nixon as a true human being rather than a mere caricature.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800252071/info


Frost Nixon (A laughable film that is entertaining nonetheless.)
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809928835/info


OK, so you can see that I've been watching WAY too many movies lately. But at least 95% of them were worth watching. I hope you get to check some of these out for yourself. :)


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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Black Swan (One of the worst mistakes I ever made was taking my wife to see this movie. Even if I had seen this alone, I would have forever regretted it. A terrible movie with absolutely no redemptive value whatsoever.)
What didn't you like about it?
 
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