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8/17/09 3:59 P

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Orphan..:) It's good!
Them ..a foreign horror. It's so scary!
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8/5/09 1:15 P

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So what's new in movie land? Tried to see "12 Rounds" the other night but fell asleep. The part I saw was good. Lots of action if you like that.

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7/24/09 2:47 P

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Just saw Public Enemies with Johnny Depp (sigh!) and Christian Bale, very good movie but long so don't drink too much!!!

Etre bien dans sa peau~to be comfortable in one's own skin

I would stop eating chocolate but I am not a quitter!!!


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7/13/09 3:13 P

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Saw The Knowing with Nicolas Cage on Friday night, fell asleep and tried to watch the rest on Sat night again and fell asleep again. Oh well! Anyone else seeit? It was just ok for me.

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7/1/09 10:08 A

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Margie, I know I saw the new transformer but can;t for the life of me rememeber if I liked it! Oyyy! emoticon

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7/1/09 10:04 A

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I also loved Gran Torino! Awesome movie!

We saw crossing over on Friday night. Good movie but a little slow. Would recommend it though.

Margie, My big fat wedding was great. There is a new movie out with that actress but cannot rememeber the title, It is supposed to be a good one too for the greek scenery.

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6/26/09 2:50 P

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I googled The Outlook. Thanks Chris that looks like a good one. I'm going to put it in my Netflix queue.

I really liked My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Coming from a big loud family and marrying into an even bigger loud family, I could relate to it. Its always funny to see some poor boyfriend or girlfriend, who is an only child, come to one of our family functions.

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Hey Margie, I haven't seen the new Transformer movie, so sorry but I'm no help there.

I did really like Bend it Like Beckham, but I haven't seen the other two. I just read a couple reviews of Strictly Ballroom and I'm kinda curious about that one.

I think I fell asleep for The Age of Innocence, so enough said... Lol

My wife and I saw a really good movie last night called "The Lookout". It's a crime suspense drama with a very different twist, and even has a sense of humor when it's not being deadly serious. It came out in 2007 and I'm wondering how we missed it. Has anyone else here seen it?

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MARGOLD's Photo MARGOLD Posts: 151
6/25/09 4:38 P

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Hey - has anyone seen the new Transformer movie?

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6/25/09 4:27 P

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Three more I really like (light comedy - sorry no slashing ;) )
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- Bend it like Beckham
- Strictly Ballroom

Another that I didn't care for: The Age of Innocence. Just don't like those moves that are all deep looks and sighs and no action. Guess I'm shallow.

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Sorry about Friday the 13th, Mich. We all get stuck with some real turkeys sometimes. But as long as you're not stuck with watching the movie with a turkey, you're still ahead of the game. ;o)

Hey Beachy and Margie, you're getting me psyched to see Gran Torino! I've got it at the top of my Netflix queue, but it's still listed as a long wait.

This weekend we saw "A Perfect Murder" with Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow. If you enjoy an intense, suspenseful mystery that keeps you guessing at every twist and turn, then I'd highy recommend it!

We also saw a Swedish vampire movie called "Let the Right One In". It was different and had it's moments, but it was very slow moving, and a little too "art house" cinema for us.

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6/25/09 10:29 A

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We watched Gran Torino last weekend too. Totally agree - great movie!

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6/25/09 6:23 A

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We watched Grand Torino last weekend. It was so good!!!! Has anyone else seen it??

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6/22/09 11:11 A

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Friday the 13th is an awful movie! Not worth the time to see it! Never got to my 2nd movie this weekend!

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From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)



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6/19/09 7:59 P

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Hope you guys don't think that I'm acting like too much of a "know-it-all" about movies. It's just a real passion of mine, and I get very enthusiastic about talking about it. But everybody is different in their preferences, and with movies, ultimately there is no right or wrong.

The only real definition of a good movie is, did YOU enjoy the time spent watching it? - for whatever reason. If you can say yes, well then you saw a good movie.

But I am hoping that folks here will list lots of movies they liked, because I'm always looking for tips on movies that I might like. I'm hoping that one or two movies I mention, might be good for you too.

My wife and I are a good match in this respect, because she is just as movie crazy as I am. I think it's one of the things that brought us close together in the very first few months of our relationship.

Happy viewing, everyone!!!

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MICHELAR's Photo MICHELAR Posts: 22,181
6/19/09 3:11 P

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I love all dive related movies just because of the diving.

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)



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6/19/09 3:10 P

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Not sure if we have netflix here Chris. I call to reserve what I want from Blockbuster and pick them up on my way home on Friday's. We do alot less movie watching in the summer. I like to sit outside as much as I can to relax.

Bt I got the new Friday the 13th for tonight and picking up a canadian flick called "One week' just because I am curious.

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Hi Beachy! And welcome to the movie thread! The Deep was cool, and I've always thought that Jacqueline Bisset was very beautiful - those eyes! Another diving related movie I really liked, was "The Abyss". I think it got an Oscar for best special effects the year it came out.

Lol Margie, having a screamer around for a horror movie does add some extra fun to it. We haven't advanced to an x-box, but it sounds like a great arrangement for Netflix. Especially since I often forget to put the darn things in the mailbox after we watch them.

Star Wars and Raiders were great when they came out, and at age 52 I'll bet I'm more dated than you are. I haven't seen Casablanca in years, but those are cool lines.

My wife and I just can't seem to get it together to see the new Star Trek movie. Everytime we think we're going, something else comes up. Too bad, because we're gonna miss it on the big screen...

My next three movies that I really liked, are steamy romances.

"The Lover" - If this doesn't get you in the mood, check your pulse! Very graphic, but on a level far beyond just a skin flick.

"Unfaithful" - Diane Lane plays a happily married woman (to Richard Gere, no less) who meets a handsome stranger, and is so consumed by passion that she's willing to risk and lose everything.

"Head in the Clouds" - Stuart Townsend in a "menage a trois" with Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz, before the start of WWII. Lots of passion intertwined with a complex story of love and war. Some people thought the pace of this movie moves too slowly, but just as in great love making, what's the hurry?

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6/18/09 12:45 P

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I also love Jaws!!! Could watch it over and over!!! How about everyone's favorite dive related movie?? I really like The Deep!! It's old, but it's so good!!

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MARGOLD's Photo MARGOLD Posts: 151
6/17/09 6:18 P

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The kids like to have me around for horror flicks. I scream the loudest - they find it all very funny.

Chris - do you have xbox? With netflix you can setup a queue of films to watch from your xbox - then you don't have to even wait for the mail.

I'm dating myself but I can remember watching Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark when they first came out and being totally blown away by them. At that time -nothing even came close.

I really thought the new Star Trek movie was pretty good.

This got me thinking that has been a while since I watched Casablanca so might go home and watch it tonight. So many great lines!

Captain Renault: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.
Rick: I was misinformed.

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-------------Major Strasser: What is your nationality?
Rick: I'm a drunkard.
Captain Renault: That makes Rick a citizen of the world.
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Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.


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I like your picks Margie. And yeah, I felt the same way about The English Patient. Lots of people thought it was great, but it left me cold.

Hey Tina, have you seen a horror flick called "The Descent"? I think you might like it.

Ever thought about getting Netflix, Michela? It costs us only $17.84 a month for three movies at a time, and they'll send you three more as soon as you send back the three you watched. And no late fees! And... you'll have a record on the site of every movie you've ever picked, so it helps with remembering what you watched. The site also really helps with picking out movies you'll like. (No, they're not paying me to pitch this to you! Lol)

Hmmm... horror flicks. Not really my favorite category of movies. But I'm not bothered by graphic violence in movies as long as there's a strong plot to go with it.

Here are some horror movies I did really like.

"The Thing" (1982 version)- Very atmospheric, suspenseful and psychologically mind twisting. And I thought Kurt Russell was really good.

"Alien" - A real all time favorite horror/thriller for me.

"Jaws" - How could this one not be on a diver's list? I think it's the only movie that caused me to literally jump out of my seat in the movie theater! Lol

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6/17/09 12:08 P

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I LOVE horror flicks (though it's made it scarier to dive!!!). I've seen about all the Stephen King movies, most of the SAW ones, All of the Silence of the Lamb offshoots (I know it's not horror, but close). All the Chucky movies...Bwahhahahahahahah!!!!

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6/17/09 10:36 A

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How do you rememeber all the movies you saw and liked! I can forget them the next day!
But now I will have to keep a log so I can talk about them!
Chris I saw revolutionay Road last wk-end and it was depressing.

Blood Diamond was an excellent movie!

Anybody into horror flicks!
I saw all of the SAW series and The Grundge. My sweetie is into them so I watch them from time to time. Never fall asleep watching this kind of movie.

Have to check out the new releases this weekend, but as the weather gets nicer the less time for movies!



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6/17/09 10:18 A

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Some movies that I really like....
- Casablanca
- Last of the Mohicans - Daniel Day Lewis running around without a shirt - need I say more
- Forest Gump
- Something about Mary

Bitter that I lost a couple hours of my life watching-
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Hi Beth, I also liked Blood Diamond, and yeah, Silence of the Lambs was very intense on a psychological level - which I've always enjoyed far more than a ton of blood and guts overkill.

I'm not familiar with Punisher - War Zone. I'll have to look it up.

Thanks for contributing!

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Good Idea Chris.

Liked: "Blood Diamond" - it's a bit on the violent side, but it's very much based on truth. Kind of a brutally honest view into the reality of the diamond trade, and the politics and poverty in Africa.

Liked: "Silence of the Lambs" - Not so violent really, but psychologically scary.

So-So: "Punisher - War Zone" - Quite a bit less realistic/believable than the first one - yeah okay, these types of movies are usually a bit out there...but this one seemed a bit too far. Also the actor that plays the main character was changed. His style was different enough that the change was noticeable throughout the whole movie.

-Beth
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Thanks Mich, and TY for participating! This is already working the way I hoped it would, because Gran Torino is one that I wanted to see and forgot to put in my Netflix queue. Now I'll remember!

Here's three more that I really liked:

"Once" - An Irish street musician guy meets a Czech pianist girl on the streets of Dublin. What follows is a very tender and uplifting story with touches of humor and great original music.

"L.A. Confidential" - A crime drama/mystery with Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey and Kim Bassinger, that totally rocks from start to finish.

"High Fidelity" - Offbeat and very funny comedy with a delighfully neurotic John Cusack trying to figure out why his relationships with women just don't seem work out. And it has great music too!

And here's one that we saw this weekend, that I didn't like:

"Revolutionary Road" - Kate Winslett and Leonardo DiCaprio do some great acting, acting miserable as a 1950s couple dissatisfied with middle class suburban life, and the story is relentlessly depressing from start to finish. Just my opinion, but instead of watching this movie, hit yourself in the head with a hammer a few times... it will take less time and won't hurt as much.

Edited by: WALKOFFWIN at: 6/16/2009 (15:40)
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6/16/09 2:38 P

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Great idea Chris!

Friday night we saw Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood. Loved it. Highly recommend it. But don't want to give the story away.

Also saw The Intenational with Clive Owen but fell asleep and never finished it. It was a bit boring for us and did not feel like seeing it again the next day.

My memory is shot Chris, I think I may have seen Training day but not quite sure.

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I thought it would be fun to have a movie thread here. Post three movies you really liked - They can be ones you saw recently or long ago. OR post a movie you just saw that you didn't like, with a brief description why.

Here's my first three, that I really liked:

"Starman" - A very moving love story about a heartbroken young widow, (Karen Allen) and the space alien who transforms her life. (played by Jeff Bridges)

"Training Day" - A gritty, so real you feel like you're there, crime drama thriller - with Denzel Washington as a tough detective who takes his own version of the law and justice to the streets. Raises some serious questions about the nature of vigilantism, and what's right and wrong.

"Waking Ned Devine" - The Irish have never been funnier and you'll laugh your azz off! Trust me!


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