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Old 08-05-2014, 09:13 PM
 
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Found this list of "best movies currently streaming on Netflix" and thought others might be interested.

Sightseers | Complex
I've seen most of these and would say ~they're not all that. Most of the relatively recent releases are aimed at the teen/YA group.

Two notable exceptions are Mud and Amelie. The former imo is a must-see. The latter is quirky and cute and I enjoyed it immensely but would hesitate to recommend it to anyone over, say, 45.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I've seen most of these and would say ~they're not all that. Most of the relatively recent releases are aimed at the teen/YA group.

Two notable exceptions are Mud and Amelie. The former imo is a must-see. The latter is quirky and cute and I enjoyed it immensely but would hesitate to recommend it to anyone over, say, 45.
My son suggested "Mud" so I viewed it recently and I agree - worth a watch!

His girlfriend suggested "Amelie" but I haven't checked it out yet.

I am having a problem finding movies I enjoy lately. I end up going back to some of my old favorites and re-watching them.

I have enjoyed some series available on Netflix.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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You're not going to watch this with your spouse, right? RIGHT??
That link was supposed to queue up a list of 100 films. I did go through them and any that looked even mildly interesting, I had already seen. I did "save" one on Netflix to check out later, but not sure about it.

We tried to watch a movie last evening and started two and both were so depressing, we quit watching them maybe 20 minutes in.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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The Hundred-Foot Journey, due out Aug 8, looks good:

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) - Trailers & Clips - Moviefone
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Default Netflix movie recommendations

'Amelie' is great! We just watched again. Another excellent French movie with a vintage feel is 'Populaire.'

Watch 'Bottle Shock' with Alan Rickman. It's about the early days of the Napa Valley wine makers. Great script, exceptional acting.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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'Amelie' is great! We just watched again. Another excellent French movie with a vintage feel is 'Populaire.'

Watch 'Bottle Shock' with Alan Rickman. It's about the early days of the Napa Valley wine makers. Great script, exceptional acting.
Thanks for the recommendation, FERN!!!

We did watch this mini-series on Netflix and enjoyed it - Political Animals.

Political Animals (miniseries) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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In Hawaii, they're stocking up and preparing for the first hurricane landfall in 22 years.

Hurricane Central, Hurricane Trackers, and Hurricane Information - weather.com

Prayers out to our island friends, please be safe and stock up/prepare.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I've been gone 19 days now and have driven about 3,500 miles so far. I am typing this in Little Rock, Arkansas. Started back towards home this morning from Blue Ridge, Georgia. There have been some great museums, concerts, and visits with cousins in multiple cities. Main area for me to explore on my way home is Albuquerque/Santa Fe.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I've been gone 19 days now and have driven about 3,500 miles so far. I am typing this in Little Rock, Arkansas. Started back towards home this morning from Blue Ridge, Georgia. There have been some great museums, concerts, and visits with cousins in multiple cities. Main area for me to explore on my way home is Albuquerque/Santa Fe.
Long trip - so, tell us what your route has been, both starting from home and now on your way home.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Long trip - so, tell us what your route has been, both starting from home and now on your way home.
From home I took I-10 east through Phoenix and southern New Mexico. Then Austin, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Spent at least one night in each of the following places: Lordsburg, New Mexico; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Fredericksburg, Texas; Austin, Texas (two nights); Baton Rouge (five nights); Tupelo, Mississippi; Nashville, Tennessee (three nights); Chattanooga, Tennessee (two nights); Blue Ridge, Georgia (three nights), Little Rock, Arkansas (probable two nights), then west on I-40 through Albuquerque.

I enjoyed the Bush (elder) presidential museum in College Station, Texas and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. I drove the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville. Went to a fabulous concert by Ricky Skaggs at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville - also visited an automotive museum there and Andrew Jackson's home (The Hermitage). Saw the Tennessee Aquarium and some other stuff in Chattanooga. I visited in person with 10 cousins (not counting spouses, children, and grandchildren of cousins). Some of the cousins I hadn't seen for eight years.

I really enjoy these kinds of road trips. Thanks for asking.
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