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Old 11-22-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Liberal Northern Virginia
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I just finished a very sweet movie... "Kolya"
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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Watched two films last night.
"Something the Lord Made" - Alan Rickman and Mos Def.
"The Last Station" - Christopher Plummer and Helen Miren.
An awesome example of an innate gift of healing by brilliant minds that made a mark in medical history. I was so moved by it.

I'll check out "The Last Station" can't go wrong with a Plummer and Miren combo, thanks!
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:18 AM
 
Location: The Mojave Trail
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Knockaround Guys with Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich and Dennis Hopper. Movie about sons of mobsters that botch a job for one mobster (Dennis Hopper) of collecting money. Very good movie.

-Cheers.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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Saw "Anonymous" last weekend, which tosses a spanner into the mystery of whom the real William Shakespear might have been. Very interesting story, nicely presented utilizing plenty o' flashbacks.

The 1st quarter was leaving me a bit bored as it dragged a mite & thinking I should have gone to see George Clooney... I wish I could say at the corner pub, but I mean at another film... <big sigh>. But, then it kicked up a pace & I was completely enthralled with the story, dialogue, spits of humor, period piece costuming & in particular, Rhys Ifans' brilliantly quiet portrayal of Earl of Oxford. He manages to simultaneously express melancholy without riding the abyss, deep but deeply supressed childlike inner joy, a quiet honor, stubbornness mingled with passion & a good dose of quiet entitlement without losing common decency... all often with just a shifting of posture, a quiet breath or a slightly changing look in his soulful eyes. I scarcely recognized him with the aging makeup.

By the way, all the actors were extraordinary... Vanessa Redgrave showed Queen Elizabeth in a different, more fun portrayal than we've seen before. The younger, unknown actors did a fine right job.

If you query, most UK reviewers pan the film's plot & report that most historians & experts in British Literature will despise it. It does present a dark underbelly & sometimes less than palatable view of the monarchy, which may offend some. The whole premise could be a leap of faith, but, we are surrounded with conspiracy theories on many subjects, so adding one more to the mix doesn't offend me... 'tis a movie with one POV after all & the filmmaker isn't the only one with that particular view.

Is it true? No idea & I don't think I'm supposed to figure it out or even believe it in the end. But, the acting is captivating & the film was nicely done.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Scranton, PA
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Horrible Bosses.

It was mediocre. Some funny jokes here and there, sort of reminded me of a slightly darker and less memorable Office Space. The bosses in the movie (at least the first one), seem to be a person some people can relate to. The film could have been better, but for a rental is really wasn't all that bad.

Also it makes me wish I had a boss like Jennifer Aniston's character.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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Win Win. Obscure little movie starring Paul Giamatti as a down-on-his-luck lawyer who also coaches a high school wrestling team in New Jersey and discovers a troubled boy who turns out to be a great wrestler. Good story and a nice intelligent alternative to most of the mindless crap out there.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: right here
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Due Date....horrible...
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Drive. Great soundtrack and cinematography. I like the 80s aesthetic (especially movies like Risky Business and American Gigolo).
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Sarah's Note. We both thought it was an excellent movie.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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The Holiday with Kate Winslet. It's one of my "go to" movies when I get in a certain mood. I find Kate's character's transformation inspiring.
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