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Fat Melanie
07-01-2008, 03:09 AM
I was inspired by the book thread obviously. Someone mentioned they were reading Atonement after having watched the film. I just watched the movie the other night, and I absolutely loved it (although it gave me a depressed feeling.)


mxgirl737
07-01-2008, 06:33 AM
I just saw Kung Fu Panda.... SO cute!!!

cottagebythesea
07-01-2008, 07:21 AM
The last movie I saw was part 2 of The Narnia Chronicles, Prince Caspian. It was good, but nowhere as good as the original.


ladybugnessa
07-01-2008, 08:22 AM
We watch what's on Cable woke up at 3:30 to the end of knocked up and then watched (because I could not sleep My Super Ex Girlfriend)

Ruthxxx
07-01-2008, 08:32 AM
No cinemas around here but I did see The Queen in November 2006 when I played hooky from a Synod meeting in Kingston.

ladybugnessa
07-01-2008, 08:33 AM
No cinemas around here but I did see The Queen in November 2006 when I played hooky from a Synod meeting in Kingston.

I saw that on Cable too. It was good but I Much prefered Mrs Brown (also about a queen)!

jillybean720
07-01-2008, 08:53 AM
We saw WALL-E this past weekend. I really liked it, although about 90% of it made me want to cry (themes that go over kids' heads--even though I wanted to cry, it's still a cute kids' movie!).

We're pretty big on scary movies. Before WALL-E, the last movie we saw was The Happening. What a disappointment :rolleyes:

This summer, we're excited for the new Batman movie (Dark Knight, I believe). I had never seen a Batman movie until the new Batman Begins came out, and I really liked it.

heh, last night, Jeff watched Beerfest on our On Demand cable. Now there's a fine example of superior cinematography, let me tell you :dizzy:

Kim_Star060404
07-01-2008, 10:57 AM
I watched "Shall We Dance" with Astaire and Rogers on Saturday and had to finish it on Sunday. It was too cute. The comedy back then was so subtle yet so funny. We saw "Ghost Rider" on Sunday afternoon which is a good movie that we can watch together. My next shipment from Netflix is "Funny Face" with Astaire and Hepburn and DH's is "Casino Royale".

For during-the-week watching, we're currently working on our second round of "My Boys" Season 1 on DVD. (We just got it last Wednesday!!!)

Pieinthesky
07-01-2008, 11:05 AM
I watched a great film at the weekend called The Edukators - its a german film but with subtitles - something a bit different for those who fancy it . . .

chronicdieter
07-01-2008, 11:07 AM
I took my 13 year old son to see IronMan a couple of weeks ago and we both enjoyed it! Personally, I can't wait to see the Dark Knight - I just LOVE the new Batman series! :)

zeffryn
07-01-2008, 11:27 AM
We saw Kung Foo Panda yesterday afternoon. It was cute. Enjoyable for the entire family.

We don't get out to see movies at the theater often, so the next one we are definitely planning is Dark Knight.

This past weekend, DH and I stayed up all night and watched all four Tremors movies. #1 is still the best, but they are decent.

KO
07-01-2008, 11:39 AM
Last night we rented Lars and the real girl
Very wierd but funny and poignant!!

hmacneil6
07-01-2008, 12:17 PM
Last weekend dh and I went and saw "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" at the cheapie theater. Very funny.....raunchy, but funny. We have 2 cheap theaters near us so we usually take advantage of the hot movies when they go there.

grneyedmustang
07-01-2008, 03:40 PM
I saw "Sex and the City" when it came out in the theaters. I didn't watch the series on TV, so that's my guilty pleasure now - I've been renting and watching each season on DVD.

Fat Melanie
07-01-2008, 04:13 PM
Just to let you guys know, I meant both movies you recently have seen in theaters as well as have seen on TV or rented. See, I just borrowed Atonement on DVD from a friend. And I really, really recommend it! It is a bit hard to follow at first, but when the ending wraps up, you understand everything. It reminds me of Titantic, somewhat, although there is no sinking ship or anything like that. It wasn't something my BF enjoyed (or a lot of husbands and bf's might enjoy, in fact he fell asleep within like, 10 minutes) but I personally really did like it. It might not be for everyone though.

I am envious of everybody who's got to see all these films in the theaters recently, I haven't done that in awhile and would like to. BF sees no point, because he always gets the latest movies first, but I think it would be so fun to go watch stuff on the big screen once in awhile. Of course, I also love it when I turn on the TV and there's the Saturday movie, and it turns out to be a good one. (Only have like 4 channels, currently.) I have JUST heard of Wall-e yesterday, it sounds like something my BF would watch because he is a kid's movie geek. And the way Jillybean described it, about some of the content being over a kid's head, makes me want to see it as well. So The Happening sucked? I am dissapointed because I wanted to see it, they've been hailing that as M Night's best movie since The 6th Sense... after his other flops, The Village and The Lady in the Water (watched 'em, but they made no sense.) Probably will still see it when it comes out on DVD since like I said, BF gets all the new movies, but now I'm not so geared up for it, knowing what to expect. I just watched the first Chronicles of Narnia movie so I want to see the 2nd, dissapointed that it's not as good as the first.

BF also wants to see Kung Fu Panda, like I said, he = animated movie geek. I would watch it because I have such a girl crush on Angelina Jolie. Speaking of, I really want to see Wanted, the new movie where she plays an assassin. Not sure if it's playing yet, seen the commercials, has anyone seen it? It's got that SO HOT irish actor that was in Atonement, oh my god, I have such a crush on that man...

I am really excited about seeing the new Harry Potter whenever it comes out (yes, yes I am a Harry Potter geek, books and movies!) I want to see that in the theaters. I see lots of good titles here, movies I would like to see but have forgotten about, so I'm gonna write that down on my "movies to see" list. I didn't see the Sex and the City series either but also want to see the film. And the Queen, I was interested in that, is that the one with Helen Mirren? The one she won the oscar for? Or am I confused with Cate Blanchett?

Ooh, I see a few mentions of the new Batman movie. I am not into Batman but I DO want to see the new one, because wasn't that Heath Ledger's last role or something? Either way, from what I've heard and seen, his portrayal of the Joker is supposed to be the best ever done. He looks so terrifying in it, so I really want to see it.

Let the titles keep on rollin', I need to hit up the video store. I did want to see Lars and the Real girl as well, also I have been trying like FOREVER to rent Hard Candy, starring Ellen Paige I think it is, where she plays a young girl who "meets" with one those perverts who like teens on the internet, and when they meet, she turns the tables on him and it's supposed to be a bit gruesome (but I say, go girl, after watching Dateline with Chris Hansen enough, those guys really disgust me.) Has anyone seen that yet? Tell me if it's good or not if you have. Everytime I try to rent it at our local little rinky dink dvd store, they tell me that it's out. Which is odd because I didn't think that many people knew about it, so I think they don't have it and are just lying about it. Okay what else have you guys seen recently, in the theaters, on cable, and rentals?

OOh and I wanna see Hancock... Love Will Smith. I am Legend was AWESOME!!! And god, he's hot.

JessieW
07-01-2008, 04:38 PM
I've been watching Project Runway Season 1 on DVD from Netflix. I also watched The Bucket List this weekend. I didn't think I was that into it, although it's a beautiful movie, but then at the end I sobbed!! I am pregnant, though. I think normally it wouldn't have affected me so.

Has anyone seen The Other Boleyn Girl? I have read it and would like to see it but didn't hear much about the movie.

Fat Melanie
07-01-2008, 04:51 PM
I watched The Bucket List recently as well, I also wasn't all that into it. It was a decent movie but a bit mediocre, especially considering it had two great actors in it, Freeman & Nicholson. Pleasant, though.

I want to see The Other Boleyn Girl too. It's on DVD now, I saw it in Walmart. So it's probably for rent in your local store. If you see it, please review it and let us know if it's good or not. :D

grneyedmustang
07-01-2008, 04:53 PM
Let the titles keep on rollin', I need to hit up the video store. I did want to see Lars and the Real girl as well, also I have been trying like FOREVER to rent Hard Candy, starring Ellen Paige I think it is, where she plays a young girl who "meets" with one those perverts who like teens on the internet, and when they meet, she turns the tables on him and it's supposed to be a bit gruesome (but I say, go girl, after watching Dateline with Chris Hansen enough, those guys really disgust me.) Has anyone seen that yet? Tell me if it's good or not if you have. Everytime I try to rent it at our local little rinky dink dvd store, they tell me that it's out. Which is odd because I didn't think that many people knew about it, so I think they don't have it and are just lying about it. Okay what else have you guys seen recently, in the theaters, on cable, and rentals?

OOh and I wanna see Hancock... Love Will Smith. I am Legend was AWESOME!!! And god, he's hot.
Hard Candy was...interesting...a bit weird...and it ended kind of abruptly. And hands off Will Smith, I claimed him first. :D I Am Legend made me cry many times though!

Fat Melanie
07-01-2008, 04:57 PM
Interesting good or interesting like, too weird to be fully enjoyable? Ahh, I hate when movies end so abruptly. Is it worth my time do you think? So glad that someone here has seen it.

Okay okay I'll leave Will alone... but oh my god... isn't his body just beautiful in that movie? I mean, it's beautiful anyway, but that movie showcases it OH so well. Jada Pinkett Smith is a lucky, lucky woman.

You know, what I don't understand is how I was so captivated with I Am Legend, but BF fell asleep within the first 30 mins. Which was good, because then he didn't see how hard I was crying at the end of the movie. I'm with ya on that one!

Fat Melanie
07-01-2008, 04:59 PM
And also- (I know this isn't a Will Smith thread or anything and I don't mean to go off topic on my own thread but- ) .... wow, that man has evolved SO much in his career, never would I have thought that the scrawny goofy dude on Fresh Prince of Bel Air could turn into such a fine actor... and I don't mean just fine as in fine looks, but such brilliant acting. Did he win an Oscar for I am Legend? He should have.

Silverstar33
07-01-2008, 05:10 PM
Hello,
Pieinthesky - your avatar is making me hungry!

I saw Hard Candy a while back. It's interesting... but gets a bit difficult to watch.

I recently saw Science of Sleep and thought it was great (but I like foreign film a lot...and Gael Garcia Bernal).

grneyedmustang
07-01-2008, 07:05 PM
Hard Candy kept me interested, but it's definitely not for the skittish. If you liked Saw, then you'd probably like it.

zeffryn
07-01-2008, 07:11 PM
can we make a rule in this thread and not say things that will spoil the movie for others? It's fine to give general thoughts on watching it...but not give away things in the movie - like who dies in the end?!

I rented the Bucket List and haven't watched it yet....I guess I don't need to watch it anymore.

Fat Melanie
07-02-2008, 02:18 AM
:doh: Oh my god... I can't believe I did that... Zeffryn, I am SO sorry. I can't believe I said something so stupid, it was a really stupid slip. I wasn't planning on giving away spoilers on any of the movies I've watched, that was accidental, and done without thinking. I wish I could take it back.

I'm gonna edit my post so I don't spoil that film for anyone else. (Oh my god, I can't believe I did that.) But I will say this, you should still watch the movie, if you wanna. I won't say any more spoilers but will say this, the movie tells you that one part I mentioned in the beginning, so it's still worth a shot. And it's a pleasant film, mediocre IMO for such great actors, but it is pleasant.

Again, I am so sorry, please don't consider the rental a waste. Urrgh, I could just pinch myself. I hope you will forgive my idiocy. Arrrrggggh!!!!! It really annoys me when people give away plots as well, because my brother does that ALL THE TIME, and it annoys me, and there I go doing the same dumb thing. Homer Simpson: "Doh!!!" :doh: If this is any consolation whatsoever, I feel incredibly guilty right now. Maybe I can recommend some other movies you might be interested in watching, what sort of genre do you like? I will not give away the endings ever again.

TwynnB
07-02-2008, 09:18 AM
We saw Kung Foo Panda yesterday afternoon. It was cute. Enjoyable for the entire family.

We don't get out to see movies at the theater often, so the next one we are definitely planning is Dark Knight.

This past weekend, DH and I stayed up all night and watched all four Tremors movies. #1 is still the best, but they are decent.

I have a 3 and 5 year old....would that be appropriate for them?

jillybean720
07-02-2008, 09:55 AM
I liked Hard Candy--saw it a couple years ago.

We used to have Netflix, and we went through movies like crazy. We have seen a lot of Japanese horror movies, foreign films, and independent movies that most people haven't heard of. But in watching all of those, we've missed a lot of the mainstream stuff! For example, we haven't watched I Am Legend, but we have seen The Omega Man with Charleton Heston, which is one of the movies I Am Legend was a remake of.

Yeah, I don't know why anyone would put The Happening on the same plane as The Sixth Sense. IMO, it was pretty darn cheezy--the characters were undeveloped, which led to sub-par acting, and despite being rated R, the only scary parts were the parts from the commercials. The concept that was the basis for the plot even seemed kind of weird--I guess I can see why he used it and what he was going for, but I don't think it worked. Not for me, anyway.

Am I the only one who enjoys very off-kilter humor? For example, I loved Battle Royale (Japanese movie, though I believe an American remake is currently being worked on). Anyone ever seen it?

zeffryn
07-02-2008, 10:37 AM
I have a 3 and 5 year old....would that be appropriate for them?

I brought my 2 year old. He was like "WHOA! WHOA WHOA!!!!!!!!!!" the entire time.

zeffryn
07-02-2008, 10:40 AM
We watched an episode of Planet Earth last night for family movie night. DS really enjoys the polar bears and was growling at them. We usually do movie night on Fridays but our nephew has a little league play off game.

Fat Melanie
07-02-2008, 03:50 PM
I liked Hard Candy--saw it a couple years ago.

We used to have Netflix, and we went through movies like crazy. We have seen a lot of Japanese horror movies, foreign films, and independent movies that most people haven't heard of. But in watching all of those, we've missed a lot of the mainstream stuff! For example, we haven't watched I Am Legend, but we have seen The Omega Man with Charleton Heston, which is one of the movies I Am Legend was a remake of.

Yeah, I don't know why anyone would put The Happening on the same plane as The Sixth Sense. IMO, it was pretty darn cheezy--the characters were undeveloped, which led to sub-par acting, and despite being rated R, the only scary parts were the parts from the commercials. The concept that was the basis for the plot even seemed kind of weird--I guess I can see why he used it and what he was going for, but I don't think it worked. Not for me, anyway.

It's annoying how they keep using the whole rated r thing as an excuse to sell the movie... "M night's first rated R movie!!!! Go see it!!!!!" Though I did buy into it, until I read your review of it. I probably won't even bother watching it then, especially since the 6th sense was pretty much the only movie of his that I truly enjoyed and understood. That movie was brilliant. The others were a bit lame.

Plus, I think Mark Wahlberg is laaaaaaaame.

nullgal
07-02-2008, 03:59 PM
oh man, i watched Waitress with Keri Russell the other day on a road trip. My sister and I laughed the whole time. It was awesome!!we got it from Redbox. Its an awesome system.

lizziep
07-12-2008, 03:39 AM
Oh I love <3 Japanese horror movies and Battle Royale is my favorite. I really want to watch Death Note- the anime was really good. We have it I just haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

I also thought The Happening was pretty dreadful. At one point I was laughing and I thought it was supposed to be funny, but nobody else was laughing and the friend I went with leaned over to whisper to me how sadistic I am. ha!

I've had a run of bad luck with movies lately. Watched 21, Funny Games, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall and didn't enjoy any of them. I was disappointed with Funny Games because it was good until the end and then it just- went awry.

I enjoyed Kung Fu Panda and I watched Definitely, Maybe and it was cute.

I have next Thursday circled on my calendar- after work I'm going to an opening show of Dark Knight. Christian Bale is glorious in all the things he has done & I can't wait!! (on a side note, American Psycho WAS supposed to be funny, right? Hubby and I were the only ones laughing in the theater)

Belle Mer
07-12-2008, 08:44 AM
We have Netflix and we watch a lot of foreign and independent movies. Our taste is on the serious side, but we occasionally watch lighter movies.

Some serious movies that we watched recently: German: Downfall, and The Lives of Others. The Kite Runner was good. Zelary, a Czech movie, was very good.

Some lighter movies: I recently watched a wacky/cute movie called, Strictly Ballroom. A French movie called, The Chorus, was wonderful. Bella was cute. Becoming Jane was good.

weezle
07-12-2008, 09:05 AM
Hard Candy kept me interested, but it's definitely not for the skittish. If you liked Saw, then you'd probably like it.

I loved Hard Candy, although I made sure to mention to customers that there's 1 scene that men just aren't going to like..... I'll leave it at that.

Since I work in movies, I watch nearly everything that comes out (worth watching) before it's released. Some of my favorites lately have been Vantage Point, Untraceable, Dan in Real Life, Juno, PS I Love You, The Other Boleyn Girl, Lars and the Real Girl, Jumper, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Charlie Wilson's War, The Eye, Definitely Maybe, Bucket List, Be Kind Rewind, Cloverfield (not good if you don't like first-person camera work,) The Cleaner, The Grand (surprisingly good,) The Onion Movie......... I could go on for days.

If you're wondering if a movie is worth renting, ask me! I'm the expert. :D

zeffryn
07-12-2008, 10:40 AM
I love Netflix, but hate that their turnaround is so slow sometimes! We just got White Noise 2...it was decent, definitely a straight to DVD. Had some creepy parts...the end was pretty bad.

I want to rent Definitely, Maybe for tonight. DH is having some friends over for a guy's night and this would be a perfect opportunity to watch it.

walking2lose
07-12-2008, 11:29 AM
OMG... last night DH and I sat down to watch Apocalypto (his choice, not mine). After 25 minutes, we had to TURN IT OFF. It was soooo violent! What is the point of showing ALL that violence??? I had my eyes covered for about 15 of the 25 minutes. It's in the mail to go back to Netflix today...

zeffryn
07-12-2008, 11:30 PM
I loved Apocolypto....the violence, at least I think, was necessary to depict the time in a rather accurate sense. The film wouldn't have made any sense had it not had any violence, the Mayan's were very violent people. It is beautiful in Blu-Ray, also.

Anyway, DH is on his way home from blockbuster with Definitely, Maybe, The Story of Us, and Steel Magnolias.

Pot of tea is already made and popcorn is popping as we speak. I love these nights.

murphmitch
07-13-2008, 03:56 PM
We watched "In Bruges" last night. A very black comedy, slow at times, violent at other times, but overall a very good film.

Schmoodle
07-13-2008, 04:18 PM
Last night, at the movie on the green, we watched That Darn Cat. Last week it was The Love Bug. The second feature last night was True Grit, which I had never seen, and the kids got interested, but we only stayed for half because it was getting too late.
I have been watching some movies at night lately, with DH gone, not much else to do. ;) Last week I saw The Bucket List (meh), Secretary (kinky), Marie Antoinette (pretty).
I have been wanting to see The Other Boleyn Girl, I may pick that up to watch on vacation next week. Glad to hear you liked it weezle.
I want to see Kung Fu Panda and Wall-E with the kids too.
Oh, for blood, did any of you see Sweeney Todd, I liked it, but talk about buckets and buckets of gore!

zeffryn
07-13-2008, 09:09 PM
Schmoo -

I liked Sweeney Todd....I guess because I enjoy broadway and musicals. I thought Johnny Depp did a fantastic job....and it doesn't hurt that DH and I have crushes on him (don't tell DH I told you about his man crush - his manhood would be broken for life)

Watched Definitely, Maybe and The Story of Us last night. Steel Magnolias was already checked out! Def Maybe was cute...rather typical Ryan Reynolds flick though, with his style of humor. SoU was great, I've seen it a million times...it brings perspective to my marriage.

lizziep
07-14-2008, 01:05 AM
Watched WallE today and it was pretty good. Gotta say though if I was a kid, I'm not sure if it would have kept my attention. It's a little slow- but I liked it a lot.

grneyedmustang
07-15-2008, 11:35 AM
Since I work in movies, I watch nearly everything that comes out (worth watching) before it's released. Some of my favorites lately have been Vantage Point, Untraceable, Dan in Real Life, Juno, PS I Love You, The Other Boleyn Girl, Lars and the Real Girl, Jumper, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Charlie Wilson's War, The Eye, Definitely Maybe, Bucket List, Be Kind Rewind, Cloverfield (not good if you don't like first-person camera work,) The Cleaner, The Grand (surprisingly good,) The Onion Movie......... I could go on for days.

If you're wondering if a movie is worth renting, ask me! I'm the expert. :D
PS I love you was a very good movie...but I cried the whole time! I'm glad I watched it alone... :o

KO
07-15-2008, 11:46 AM
wow we're a diverse group!
This past weekend I had my own Moviefest. Dh and I watched Live Free or Die hard, Pans Labrynth and Music Within. My gf and I watched Charlie Wilsons' War

Die Hard was your basic Die Hard Funny with explosions and the bad guy was a Puter guy so I kept elbowing DH and telling him he was the villain ;)
Pan's Labrynth was Cinematically beautiful to watch however I don't know if I liked it.
Charlie Wilson's war was very witty great lines, but you have to pay rapt attention to it.
Music Within is about the man who basically wrote the American with disabilities act. (I have CP) while there were some Time incongruities: no one ever aged the ring on the phone was wrong blah blah. the overall movie was Great well acted and Michael Sheen (who I'd previously only seen in Underworld) Played the character of Art (who has a different and much more Severe form of CP than I do) to a T all the motions, the jerking, the facial expressions and the speech impeccably. . .It was one of the few times I haven't likened an actor playing a disabled person to someone putting eyeliner on Charlie chan.
:)

zeffryn
07-15-2008, 11:52 AM
KO....watch Pan's Labyrinth more than once...

JessieW
07-15-2008, 11:59 AM
I have The Other Boleyn Girl waiting at home from Netflix to watch still...I am always hesitant to watch movies based on books I've read so maybe that's why i keep putting it off. Maybe tonight!

I really want to see Wall-E!! We rarely go to the movies though.

Kim_Star060404
07-15-2008, 12:36 PM
KO....watch Pan's Labyrinth more than once...

I agree.
It is a bit shocking at first.

Pearlrose
07-15-2008, 01:00 PM
Watched Journey 3D with Brandon Fraser- it was pretty good

chronicdieter
07-15-2008, 08:54 PM
I agree, watch Pans Labryinth again!

Just saw Hellboy II this weekend - just as good as Hellboy I - if you haven't either, definitely see I first ..... they're both terrific but should be seen in sequence......

meggoat
07-15-2008, 09:04 PM
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - it's amazing what you can do with a brain and one eye.

erikalea
07-17-2008, 05:36 PM
I've been trying to catch up on my DVR-recorded movies so I can delete them (some have been on there since LAST summer!) I watched The Good Year earlier this week - I liked it better than the book, I think. Nothing too heavy, a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

This morning I saw Once Around with Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss and Danny Aiello. I totally missed this when it came out in 1991, and I really loved it. I got all weepy in front of my boys. :p

dcapulet
07-17-2008, 06:02 PM
Old classics:

The Professional
Con Air

New adventures:

Batman Begins
The Dark Night (Although I never liked Heath Ledger, I heard he gives a tour de force performance.)

hmacneil6
07-17-2008, 06:02 PM
Finally got around to seeing Sex and the City. Not bad, but it was a little long and really didn't have a whole lot of laughs. Glad that I didn't pay full price for it.

Now that it's out on DVD, I HIGHLY recommend "The Bank Job"!!! Fantastic all around.

And I agree, KO - Watch Pan's Labryinth. We LOVE that movie!

lizziep
07-18-2008, 04:10 AM
dying to see Dark Knight. almost went out tonight for a midnight show- but work comes early in the morning, i would never have made it. probably go tomorrow night after work!

I watched Charlie Bartlett and loved it- I don't know why so many people didn't like it. Watched and enjoyed the horror-ish movie The Ruins, tried and couldn't get through the latest Alien v. Predator. Yawn. I thought Spiderwick was good, but not great.

i have really high hopes for batman though. mmm. christian bale! AND Maggie Gyllenhal.

Belle Mer
07-18-2008, 12:17 PM
I recently watched a French film, Avenue Montaigne. Very cute.