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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2160 on: May 01, 2014, 05:05:05 PM »
Heaven is For Real, opening a few days before Pascha.

Might be interesting.

Did you go see it?
Was it interesting?
It was pretty interesting. The little kid's experience of heaven had some 'hokey' elements to it (as described in the book), but the movie didn't try to hide those parts of his experience. The kid also had what are called 'veridical' out-of-body experiences, 'veridical' because they could be verified by other people -- so that sort of balanced out some of the more hokey parts. Plus, the kid didn't die, or have a technically 'near-death experience': he was being operated on, with steady heart and brain activity. He did have an out-of-body experience, though, while still very much alive -- a fact that could easily give skeptics many possible explanations to explain his experiences in terms of a materialist perspective. So the movie as whole didn't impose upon the viewer the idea that the kid's experiences could not be explained materialistically; though that was certainly a very easy interpretation to make.

The story is really more about the kid's father, a pastor of a Wesleyan church, who has his own struggles with faith, trust, and love; the out-of-body experience of his kid simply brought those issues to the fore. (The church used in the movie is a Catholic parish in Canada.)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2162 on: May 04, 2014, 12:38:31 AM »
Andrei Rublyev: The second half is so good it makes the first half worth sitting though.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2163 on: May 04, 2014, 02:42:49 PM »
Despicable Me 2. Brrrrrrrilliant!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2164 on: May 05, 2014, 02:34:31 AM »
Just put this dvd on to go to sleep to...


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2165 on: May 06, 2014, 12:52:03 PM »
A Room with a View

Somewhat good, I suppose.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2166 on: May 06, 2014, 12:53:46 PM »
Oh yeah! "The only thing that's impossible is to love and to part."

Great flick. A little too much man-nudity, though.

A Room with a View

Somewhat good, I suppose.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2167 on: May 06, 2014, 12:59:41 PM »
Oh yeah! "The only thing that's impossible is to love and to part."

Great flick. A little too much man-nudity, though.

A Room with a View

Somewhat good, I suppose.

Yeah. Especially the fat vicar running naked through the woods was a bit much.

I like slow, historical movies with an interesting yet uneventful plot. Barry Lyndon, The Age of Innocence and this one for example.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2168 on: May 06, 2014, 01:26:49 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2169 on: May 06, 2014, 01:29:11 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

The Fiennes/Butler one? I love it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2170 on: May 06, 2014, 01:30:47 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

The Fiennes/Butler one? I love it.

Exactly!  I saw it last night.  It was on my "Recommended" list and I thought, "Why not?"  I'm glad I did.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2171 on: May 06, 2014, 01:50:40 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

I love that one. Great film.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2172 on: May 06, 2014, 01:55:51 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

The Fiennes/Butler one? I love it.

Meh.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2173 on: May 06, 2014, 02:20:36 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

The Fiennes/Butler one? I love it.

Exactly!  I saw it last night.  It was on my "Recommended" list and I thought, "Why not?"  I'm glad I did.

If you enjoy modern Shakespearean adaptations, I definitely recommend Richard III with Ian McKellen, as well as the Joss Whedon version of Much Ado About Nothing. ;)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2174 on: May 06, 2014, 02:23:51 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

The Fiennes/Butler one? I love it.

Exactly!  I saw it last night.  It was on my "Recommended" list and I thought, "Why not?"  I'm glad I did.

If you enjoy modern Shakespearean adaptations, I definitely recommend Richard III with Ian McKellen


Now that's something I can agree on. But then again, anything with Ian McKellen is good.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2175 on: May 06, 2014, 02:37:12 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

The Fiennes/Butler one? I love it.

Exactly!  I saw it last night.  It was on my "Recommended" list and I thought, "Why not?"  I'm glad I did.

If you enjoy modern Shakespearean adaptations, I definitely recommend Richard III with Ian McKellen, as well as the Joss Whedon version of Much Ado About Nothing. ;)

Thanks, I will check them out.  I spent a year reading Shakespeare in college, but didn't get to see many live plays; seeing these modern adaptations shows how timeless good ol' Bill's writing is.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2176 on: May 06, 2014, 02:56:27 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

The Fiennes/Butler one? I love it.

Exactly!  I saw it last night.  It was on my "Recommended" list and I thought, "Why not?"  I'm glad I did.

If you enjoy modern Shakespearean adaptations, I definitely recommend Richard III with Ian McKellen, as well as the Joss Whedon version of Much Ado About Nothing. ;)

Thanks, I will check them out.  I spent a year reading Shakespeare in college, but didn't get to see many live plays; seeing these modern adaptations shows how timeless good ol' Bill's writing is.

The latest Bard-related gem is Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston in the eponymous role, a National Theatre Live production. If it shows in a venue near you, don't miss it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2177 on: May 06, 2014, 03:21:37 PM »
I saw Corialanus, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play.  Very good and it's on Netflix.

The Fiennes/Butler one? I love it.

Exactly!  I saw it last night.  It was on my "Recommended" list and I thought, "Why not?"  I'm glad I did.

If you enjoy modern Shakespearean adaptations, I definitely recommend Richard III with Ian McKellen, as well as the Joss Whedon version of Much Ado About Nothing. ;)

Thanks, I will check them out.  I spent a year reading Shakespeare in college, but didn't get to see many live plays; seeing these modern adaptations shows how timeless good ol' Bill's writing is.

The latest Bard-related gem is Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston in the eponymous role, a National Theatre Live production. If it shows in a venue near you, don't miss it.

hmmm, won't cathc that one, but it looks like King Lear with Simon Russell Beale will be showing.   :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2179 on: May 07, 2014, 08:24:03 AM »
Mrs. Brown with Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Billy Connolly as John Brown.  Very fine acting.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2180 on: May 16, 2014, 04:53:15 PM »
Children of the Living Dead

Most people hate this one, but I think it's a great "so bad it's good" movie...

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« Reply #2181 on: May 16, 2014, 04:59:14 PM »
About to watch Titus (1999). I've heard it should be pretty decent.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2182 on: May 28, 2014, 01:16:03 AM »
I am currently watching that fine movie in which this fine worm appears:


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2183 on: May 28, 2014, 02:00:49 AM »
I have not watched any movies lately.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2184 on: May 28, 2014, 06:05:16 PM »
I watched the original Night of the Living Dead for the first time--the cult classic that made George Romero a pop-culture icon. And I have to say, I was not very impressed...

It just seems like a lousy knock-off of Richard Matheson's classic novel I am Legend and its subsequent 1964 film The Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price.

I have to say, I preferred Price's film much more, at least in regards to the vintage undead film genre.

Oh, and in Night of the Living Dead, if the ghouls are afraid of fire then why the heck didn't they just light some torches and simply walk their way to safety, brandishing the torches in the face of any ghoul? Or, just get upstairs and incapacitate the staircase by removing the first 6 or so steps? Sounds like a lot less work than boarding up every window and board (which didn't even work btw).

It was one big, overrated piece of junk. At least Judith O'Dea in all her blonde beauty made it somewhat worthwhile.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2185 on: May 28, 2014, 06:15:18 PM »
I watched 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' for the second time. It was still really good.  :)
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« Reply #2186 on: May 28, 2014, 06:36:48 PM »
I watched 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' for the second time. It was still really good.  :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2187 on: May 28, 2014, 06:40:27 PM »
I watched 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' for the second time. It was still really good.  :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2188 on: May 30, 2014, 08:24:10 PM »
I watched 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' for the second time. It was still really good.  :)

Yes, yes it is. :angel:

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« Reply #2189 on: May 30, 2014, 08:51:42 PM »
Since it's still half-term break, we watch stuff the young one likes. Yesterday we watched Megamind, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time back to back. Much fun was had by all, but I'm ready to pack him off to school again now.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2190 on: May 30, 2014, 10:49:11 PM »
I watched Rocky - which won best picture and best director Oscar in 1976.

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« Reply #2191 on: May 30, 2014, 10:51:29 PM »
I watched Rocky - which won best picture and best director Oscar in 1976.


A truly great movie that has been sadly diminished by the absurdities that followed it.


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« Reply #2192 on: May 30, 2014, 10:53:06 PM »
I watched Rocky - which won best picture and best director Oscar in 1976.


A truly great movie that has been sadly diminished by the absurdities that followed it.


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« Reply #2193 on: May 30, 2014, 11:02:16 PM »
I watched Rocky - which won best picture and best director Oscar in 1976.


A truly great movie that has been sadly diminished by the absurdities that followed it.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2194 on: May 30, 2014, 11:12:36 PM »
I watched Rocky - which won best picture and best director Oscar in 1976.


A truly great movie that has been sadly diminished by the absurdities that followed it.


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Saw that on the big screen. The adults around me were cheering U-S-A, U-S-A, over and over during the fight.

That was the last piece of evidence I needed to know adults are, on the whole, idiots.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2195 on: June 03, 2014, 08:32:05 AM »
I watched 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' for the second time. It was still really good.  :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2196 on: June 04, 2014, 05:28:40 PM »
The Woman Who Wasn't There (Netflix)

Short documentary (about an hour long) about a woman from Barcelona who lied about being a 9/11 survivor, and was eventually exposed.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2197 on: June 04, 2014, 11:56:19 PM »
I watched Rocky - which won best picture and best director Oscar in 1976.


A truly great movie that has been sadly diminished by the absurdities that followed it.


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Is outrage. Ivan Drago was one of the most memorable villains of my youth.

Saw that on the big screen. The adults around me were cheering U-S-A, U-S-A, over and over during the fight.

That was the last piece of evidence I needed to know adults are, on the whole, idiots.

+1    LOL!   :)


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2198 on: June 05, 2014, 11:05:46 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2199 on: June 10, 2014, 10:30:53 AM »
I watched Rocky - which won best picture and best director Oscar in 1976.


A truly great movie that has been sadly diminished by the absurdities that followed it.


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Is outrage. Ivan Drago was one of the most memorable villains of my youth.

Saw that on the big screen. The adults around me were cheering U-S-A, U-S-A, over and over during the fight.

That was the last piece of evidence I needed to know adults are, on the whole, idiots.

Worse than kids?

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Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2200 on: June 10, 2014, 10:31:49 AM »
I read Ender's Game and am just about to finish Speaker for the Dead.  Has anyone seen the Ender's Game movie, or would I be happier just having read the book?
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2201 on: June 10, 2014, 10:37:40 AM »
My husband and I just watched Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood.  Now I'm going to watch some Jane Austen.....  :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2202 on: June 10, 2014, 08:18:42 PM »
I read Ender's Game and am just about to finish Speaker for the Dead.  Has anyone seen the Ender's Game movie

I've seen Bender's Game.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2203 on: June 11, 2014, 12:14:45 AM »
My husband and I just watched Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood. 

I liked it. Not great, but definitely worth watching.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2204 on: June 12, 2014, 12:05:12 AM »
Metallica Through the Never