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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:46 pm 
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I watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on the plane. It was alright. There were some things that were actually surprising, but most of it was predictable. I found it really difficult to watch Maggie Smith play a horribly racist character. But it was almost guaranteed to be good because the cast is so amazing.

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Take This Waltz.

I love Sarah Polley. I heard bad things (way hipster-y, Michelle Williams' character is just an extreme archetype of the manic pixie dreamgirl) but I think I liked it? I don't know. There were parts that made me go, "huh" or "please stop" but overall I enjoyed it.

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Lost Christmas. One of my new favorite christmas movies.


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My Fair Lady, can't believe I've never seen it before!


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^I haven't seen that one either, lubi. I think the name "Eliza Doolittle" just puts me off about it (I think that's the one with Eliza Doolittle. It's like Breakfast at Tiffany's puts me off because of the name "Holly Golightly". Those names are so obviously whatever-they-are that I refuse to have anything to do with the stories of them.) And MFL always seemed Julie Andrews kind of corny, ifyouknowwhatI'msayin'. But am I missing out on a great movie because of my dumb reservations?

I saw some more of Harry and Tonto. Is Ellen Burstyn really in every friggin seventies movie? I've seen enough of this here and there over the years, snatches of scenes pastiched together to say I've really seen the whole thing now and I like it--cute and charming and deeply felt. And a good movie for animal lovers! One of these days, I swear I'll sit down and watch the whole thing in one sitting because I can tell it's a good'un.

Lost in America - I remember one of my ex-boyfriends being pleasantly surprised by this movie years ago, though I hadn't stayed up with him to watch it one night. Well, Saturday night, it was on TV and so I watched it. I liked it, but not as much as I expected as I was watching it, but the more I think about it, the more I like it. It's conceptually very sound. It's just all irony, there's no escape from America--you're either the corporate vision of Americana or the rural one in this movie and it's a circular route where you wind up in one place or t'other. There are some really funny sight gags--like when AB's walking into the trailer park with his STOP sign from being a crossing guard. That was pretty much the funniest thing in the movie for me and it was just a set up, you know, subtle sight gag and not screaming comical, but was very comical. That's what this movie's about, to me, those little understated comical moments. I would recommend it . The whiny neurotic midlife crisis man on a journey as a character is a bit grating to me, maybe, but it's enjoyable and worth watching and then thinking about because that's when you really like it--not while it's happening, but when you think about what you just saw afterward.

The Glass Key 1941 Starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Nice film noir. I didn't like how brutally Ladd was beaten in some scenes, I really can't take that stuff and I guess it was realistic because I found it pretty stomach turning and terribly disturbing. How Ladd looks at Lake is about the best eye translation of "I'm smitten" that I've ever seen seen from an actor. Great voices, both of them. Lovely to listen to them just say their lines. Good film.

I think I might have seen something else but whatever it was slipped my mind.

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I need to watch The Glass Key, love film noir! I watched Lard of the rings this weekend only because I'm trying to finish up the AFI top 10 list by the end of the year.


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Also, Away From Her. Great job, Julie Christie.


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Also, Away From Her. Great job, Julie Christie.


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Just rewatched Inception, still awesome. I bawled through the last part, but I think that was just me getting super emotional.

Dinner for Schmucks. I really, really liked it. I saw the original, Diner des Cons or something, and I liked that one, too, but this one was a lot easier to get in to. I thought it stayed true to the slapstick nature of the original and also Jemaine Clement is sexy.


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Also, Away From Her. Great job, Julie Christie.


really good movie


This is such an excellent movie, but at the same time, I never want to watch it again. Too real, too scary.

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American: The Bill Hicks Story.


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Oh, yeah, I also watched The World of Henry Orient (1964) starring Peter Sellers. It was pretty good. I was sort of interested in it because of the year it was made, which is often my reason for watching movies these days--how were things back when? How much have things changed? Provided it's not a period piece, I examine the costumes, settings, technologies, cars, linguistics, houses, styles, all of it. But yeah, it was pretty good.

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Saw Skyfall. It was so great to get out of my apartment. The movie was pretty awesome too. Obviously it's a James Bond movie, so it's politically problematic in a lot of ways and some of the plot didn't make sense. But it was a lot of fun. Daniel Craig is one of my favorite Bonds and is certainly the most believable as a trained killer. I also loved the Adele theme song.


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I saw The Town and really liked it.

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Last night we watched Downfall and Die Hard with a Vengeance. Downfall was ... good, but in a way you don't want a movie about Nazis to be good. The acting was excellent, and some of the scenes were really difficult to watch because they were so powerful, but it's hard for me to say a movie that makes Nazis sympathetic is good.

DHwaV was alright. It was a very 90s film.

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We don't watch many movies but I saw 2 movies in 2 days.

1) Dark Shadows - I had only seen clips of the original tv show so I knew the premise, sort of. The movie is a bit quirky and acts like a regular movie for the most part but then has some very silly spots in it. I enjoyed the silliness. Some people may not (the movie doesn't have very good ratings). Overall, I thought it was fun to watch.

2) A Good Woman - This movie was pretty good. You don't expect it to be funny but it definitely has some funny parts. Both my husband and I liked it and I'd recommend it.

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Seven Psychopaths - so good! Mike and I both loved it. The only thing I didn't like was the treatment of women (for the most part) - mostly just there to die/be treated like shiitake - which they actually addressed in the film (in a way). But there were so many awesome people in it. And I'm starting to not hate Colin Farrell.

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Schlinders List. Trying to finish the afi list still, just have a few more to watch.


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Schlinders List. Trying to finish the afi list still, just have a few more to watch.

Impressive. I've seen about half (assuming you mean the 100 Years 100 Movies list)... Schindler's List is one of those I have seen. First saw it in school way back when, actually.

On the topic of WWII movies I agree with rachell37 that Der Untergang (Downfall) is worth watching.


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Tokyo Godfathers, a holiday favorite.
Miracle on 1st Street (1Beongaui gijeok)
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Shaolin Soccer was on the other day. Now I want to see Kung Fu Hustle again.


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Schlinders List. Trying to finish the afi list still, just have a few more to watch.

Impressive. I've seen about half (assuming you mean the 100 Years 100 Movies list)... Schindler's List is one of those I have seen. First saw it in school way back when, actually.

On the topic of WWII movies I agree with rachell37 that Der Untergang (Downfall) is worth watching.




yeah, I have about 4 left, trying to finish by the end of the year. Bridge over River Qwai(sp?) is next


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