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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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RE: Two Thumbs up..


snootch2danootch wrote:


LL...the Woodsman?? I think Angie had that on our list for our blockbuster.com stuff. I'll make sure to watch it when it gets here.


it is a haunting performance by kevin bacon and a story that will make you appreciate the somewhat normal lives we have created for ourselves...

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Well as par tof the Family day on Sat we went to a movie, and since my options for ones that the wife and kid would see were not the same as mine I gave in to their desires. I was taken to see Texas Chainsaw Massacre "The Beggining"....now I can't say I hated it, but it's just so not my style of movie. I got into it through the fact atht it's all based on real life events...even at the end of the show theree is a narrator talking about how the killing spree that the family went on is still widely considered one of the most horrific ever.


So for the movie I'm giving it a for my tastes...but if you like gorefest hack N slash style shows like this or the Friday the 13th movies then this is going to be right up your alley.



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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i got to see HOOT finally!!! it was a cute little movie...jimmy buffett did the score and he has a role in it as an oceanography teacher... sve the cute little owls from the evil influx of buildings!!! save nature!!! and use some cute little 13y/o kidss to get the message across!!! oh... robert wagner was in it too!!!


well worth the rent!!!


 


 


second... 'the lake house'... not a bad little chick flick with a sweet ending... not a dry eye left in the house!!! a little slow to start but kinda nice once you got into it!! neat house too!!  well worth the rent...and get a box of kleenex too!!! also get and watch 'an affair to remember ' and 'sleepless in seattle' all in the same nite!!!



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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finally saw flight 93... i cried... all over again....

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lockesladyness wrote:


finally saw flight 93... i cried... all over again....


Add LL to the big list of tears that have fallen during this one.

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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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last nite was a easy one for movies... lite!!


saw RV... with robin williams.. he did well as usual and jeff daniels can never be beat!! don't know if he has ever given a bad performance!! nice happy ending of a family that relearns to love and enjoy each other's company and get away from gadgets and things... people are what is important in life.... enjoyed the movie!!



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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in these last few days i have watched a few movies that were pretty good and worth the rent.. sahara..with matthew mcconaughy... good action adventure with some neat shots.... beautiful scenery...


and last nite i saw the aviator... what a performance by decaprio!! he deserved the oscar nom!!! the end of the movie left me with the thought of omg!!! good story and interesting look at ocd....



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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somewhere in time was on cable... i love that movie...christopher reeves and jane seymore at the grand hotel at the turn of the century!!! what could get better than that???


it's rated 5 boxes of kleenex!!!!



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OK, two movies to review here.


The Prestige


Good movie, lots of intrigue, lots of plot twists.  Difficult to follow, but still enjoyable.  The acting was great on all accounts.  The story was convoluted, but it sort of had to be that way to go along with the theme of deception made unavoidable by having your main characters be magicians.  Out of 5 stars, I'd give it 3.


 


Stranger than Fiction


Who knew Will Ferrell could act?  I never in my life thought I would hear myself saying this, but I actually liked it.  (I like a Will Ferrell movie, did hell freeze over?)  Clever storyline, unique for our day and age, and witty humor that appeals to the non-masses.  (It's not schtick humor, it's highbrow/literary humor which is more funny than schtick.)  Emma Thompson was underused, but good in her role.  Will Ferrell was completely believable, I totally bought him in the role.  Same with Dustin Hoffman.   3 stars out of 5.



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Stranger than Fiction


Who knew Will Ferrell could act?  I never in my life thought I would hear myself saying this, but I actually liked it.  (I like a Will Ferrell movie, did hell freeze over?)  Clever storyline, unique for our day and age, and witty humor that appeals to the non-masses.  (It's not schtick humor, it's highbrow/literary humor which is more funny than schtick.)  Emma Thompson was underused, but good in her role.  Will Ferrell was completely believable, I totally bought him in the role.  Same with Dustin Hoffman.   3 stars out of 5.




Oh, good. I was hoping someone from the treehouse would see this movie this weekend. You're really on top of it, Paints!

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hrslvr_paints wrote:



Stranger than Fiction


Who knew Will Ferrell could act?  I never in my life thought I would hear myself saying this, but I actually liked it.  (I like a Will Ferrell movie, did hell freeze over?)  Clever storyline, unique for our day and age, and witty humor that appeals to the non-masses.  (It's not schtick humor, it's highbrow/literary humor which is more funny than schtick.)  Emma Thompson was underused, but good in her role.  Will Ferrell was completely believable, I totally bought him in the role.  Same with Dustin Hoffman.   3 stars out of 5.




Oh, good. I was hoping someone from the treehouse would see this movie this weekend. You're really on top of it, Paints!




Thanks.


Here's a link to where on can view the new Spider-man 3 trailer.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=17441



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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i finally got to see 'the davinci code'!! it followed the book nicely and tom hanks did better in the role than i thought he would!! parts were a bit slow and could have been nore effective with a little more pizazz to the dialogue but overall the movie wasn't bad!!

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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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a walk to remember!!!! get it!!! rent it!!! watch it!!! you will love it!!! a good gusher guaranteed to have you use 5 boxes of kleenex in the last 15 minutes.....


make the popcorn and crawl under the afghan with the one you love most!!! wonderful little film!!!!!



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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i saw napolean dynamite... there's nothing else to say...

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I watched Cars for the first time today and that was a great show!

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I just watched CLICK the other day. Adam Sandler is growing in his comedy so much. I loved it.

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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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snootch2danootch wrote:


I just watched CLICK the other day. Adam Sandler is growing in his comedy so much. I loved it.



i saw this too and was surprisingly pleased with it!! sandler did very well and seems to know he doesn't have to do silly voices for a laugh!!!


 


also saw benchwarmers tonite with rob schnieder. he was also surprisingly good!!



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I was really surprised to see The Fountain did so poorly in the box office this weekend. I thought it was going to be a big movie but only made 3 million? That must have been disappointing!


Anyone planning on seeing it?



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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what??? miss hugh jackman????????????????

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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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saw the dvd of superman returns... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... was more entertained watching the ant bully...

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1/2 thumbs up (or less) to The Holiday.


This movie had great potential.  That said, I wish it had only been Kate Winslet and Jack Black.  The chemistry was there, as opposed to the Diaz/Law scenario, and the storyline itself that they gave her was cute.  He was so cute and sweet to her, not a sex-crazed maniac like Diaz's character, and their relationship was totally put on the back burner.  The relationship they set up between Winslet and Black was a genuine, friendship-based relationship, where the Diaz/Law relationship was based solely on physical pleasure.  Sure, they tried to set it up to make the relationship deeper, make the characters multi-faceted, and they succeeded to a moderate degree.  Winslet's storyline with her neighbor, with Black, and in general was more endearing.  Her friendship with the neighbor, and all the events that went on with it, could have been made into a movie in its own right, and a movie of that story would get a rousing thumbs up from me.  The writing is clever and moving  in the Black/Winslet scenes, and basically smutty in the Diaz/Law scenes.  (With the exception of a scene toward the end, and the scenes at Law's house.)  The movie was far too long (almost 2 1/2 hours) and took way too long to set up the romances.  For a long time it's only Diaz or Winslet on screen, with brief, momentary flashes of Law and Black.  Then finally they're brought together, Diaz and Law far earlier than Winslet and Black, and it becomes a bore fest until you get to the Winslet/Black scenes.


In all, I would say see it if you want and don't mind watching a sex-crazed maniacal woman in a relationship with a man, and language.  (Why do we need to use that word?  And no, I don't mean sex.)  If they had cut out the Diaz/Law relationship (Which alas they could not since that's one-half the entire premise of the film) I would have been completely and utterly happy with the movie.



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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has anyone seen spitfire grill  ??   it was a very good tear jerker/chick flick!!! recommended to be watched... oldie but goodie!!

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I just checked the facebook group for Eragon and Eldest, and whatever the final installment in the trilogy will be named, and a bunch of people there have seen the movie and hated it.  One said they would like to know the author's reaction to "this mockery of his book".  I found out from the people in this group that  the filmmakers cut out my favorite character, and apparently they cut out a bunch of characters that are important to the storylines.  And I guess they totally undercut the importance of a lot of other characters as well.  The overall consensus was that the movie was horrible and not worth the money to see.  So I won't be seeing a butchered version of a great book.


 


Just thought you guys would be interested to know that.



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thanks for that Paints i hate it so much when they butcher a great book by making a crappy movie out of it i still think that i will go see the movie just to see if it is really that bad

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I just checked the facebook group for Eragon and Eldest, and whatever the final installment in the trilogy will be named, and a bunch of people there have seen the movie and hated it.  One said they would like to know the author's reaction to "this mockery of his book".  I found out from the people in this group that  the filmmakers cut out my favorite character, and apparently they cut out a bunch of characters that are important to the storylines.  And I guess they totally undercut the importance of a lot of other characters as well.  The overall consensus was that the movie was horrible and not worth the money to see.  So I won't be seeing a butchered version of a great book.


 


Just thought you guys would be interested to know that.






Paints - I went to see the movie and thier assessment is 100% correct.  No Elves or Dwarfs and complete change in story - combined two battles into one.  No magicians except the Shade and Eragon.  The Ogles were a bunch of 6' tall skin heads with tatooos.  Save your money and enjoy the books.



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That is disappointing! Thanks for the reviews!

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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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i watched a dvd tonite that was entrancing... leon the professional ... made in 1991 starring an 11 year old natalie portman. it was blooody and violent but very good acting by her and jean reno... very nice relationship there... well worth the watch if you can get by the bloodiness...

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Three movies to review here:


The Pursuit of Happyness- Everyone should see this movie.  It's so fantastic.  I mean, you almost forget that Will Smith isn't a normal guy.  Very inspirational film that is family friendly, though the kiddies won't understand it.  (It can produce some very good conversations, though.)  Go see it.  I cannot say enough about this film.


 


Superman Returns- Thoroughly enjoyable.  I didn't find it boring at all.  Kevin Spacey did a great job as Lex Luthor and I totally bought Kate Bosworth as Lois, though I think Kate looks better as a blonde.  Brandon Routh did a really good job with the character and looked so much like Chris Reeve.


 


Night at the Museum- Family friendly entertainment.  I'm definitely not a Ben Stiller fan, but I liked him in this film.  Robin Williams reined it in a lot, and was therefore more enjoyable.  There were some definite plot holes.  It will be interesting to see what ended up on the cutting room floor.  Take the kiddies, they'll enjoy it.  They won't get all the humor, but you can discuss things with them and explain some of the history.  Good conversation sparker.



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*Clears throat*


The moment you've all been waiting for: Dreamgirls


 


Definitely did not live up to all the hoopla surrounding this film.  If it wins best picture awards I will certainly begin to wonder what all those voters are smoking.  I totally understand all the hubbub over Jennifer Hudson.  That girl has an amazing voice.  I question parents' bringing their little kids to this.  It's not family-friendly in the slightest.  Many of the themes treated in this film are too adult for anyone under the age of 15 or 16 to understand.  It would have been better on stage, where it first made its debut, seeing as how everything was so staged on screen since most of the story plays out in front of cameras and audiences.  It was a good movie, but not as good as all the hoopla says it is.  Go see it if you want to hear an amazing performance from Jennifer Hudson, but if you don't want to see an ok movie, you might pass it by.  It ran 2 1/2 hours, and was a bit too long for a movie.  I mean, on-stage it works because you get intermission, but on-screen it's tough.



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I cried, "Oh, Lady Midnight, I fear that you grow old, the stars eat your body and the wind makes you cold." "If we cry now," she said, "it will just be ignored."

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normally, i do not watch scary movies... but we had the descent  at work and watched it with a couple others who worked that nite. scary, yes but very good. worth the watch.... interesting sets!!!

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