Seen any good movies lately?

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Postby indigo_jones » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:04 pm

I just read about, "The Meat Trade" with Colin Firth and Robert Carlyle, about 19th Century Scottish serial killers Burke and Hare...with screenplay by Irvine Welsh. That movie ALMOST has everything I need in it to be completely happy, albeit in a guilty pleasure sort of way.

Good Conchord! I'm right there with you, /me! I kept reading your post and kept getting more interested. Throw in some FotC songs on the soundtrack and some free chocolate to eat while watching it and I think I'll have reached an entertainment high! :lol:

I watched "Taking Lives" yesterday on tv, while doing some sewing. Cute French actors (including Tcheky Karyo, who for some reason was in Greensboro on my birthday this year and dining at the table next to me), suspense, and a twist at the end (although I was suspecting it). Nothing spectacular, but still entertaining.
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Postby djdeathskiss » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:24 pm

I saw a film called 'Green Street Hooligans' this past weekend; it stars Elijah Wood, Claire Fourlani, and Charlie Hunnam (who also starred in a great, shortlived sitcom called 'Undeclared'.) It about an American who wrongly gets expelled from Harvard, and goes to England to visit his sister and her family. While there, he gets caught up in the world of football gangs, and the violence surrounding them.

It's a very well-done film, although they tend to use the 'shaky-camera' thing a bit too much. And I got to see one of my favorite people in the world, Elijah :heart: in 2 films this month!


I had thought about going to see 'Doom', only because Karl is in it (another :heart:), but just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on a film like this. I got to see a little of it at the San Diego Comic Con (Karl's "first person shooter" scene), so I feel like i've already seen the best bit of the movie.
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Postby Kate » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:44 pm

The other night I was finally able to catch "Sideways" on HBO. I had heard such great things about it. Everyone I knew who saw it raved about it. It left me completely flat.

What did I miss? Anyone else see it and feel that way?

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Postby /me » Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:15 am

I am looking forward to Green Street Hooligans too. I don't think it will be coming soon to a theater near me, but it is in my Netflix queue.
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Postby indigo_jones » Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:54 am

I enjoyed Sideways, since I'm a wine nut, but I can see how some people might not find it as hugely entertaining as all the hype it got. I'm not even sure it deserved all the hype, although it was a fun, quirky little movie.
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Postby Andria » Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:37 am

I saw Shaun of the Dead on Tv last night. Surprisingly funny! If you like comedy/horror. I missed the first 20 minutes, so I don't know why there were zombies - but quite amusing anyway.

I also rewatched Garden State. Awesome movie. I think Zach Braff is hilarious.
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Postby indigo_jones » Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:22 pm

Shaun of the Dead is my kind of horror movie! Silly, rather than over-the-top gruesome.
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Postby Gayle » Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:29 pm

indigo_jones wrote:Shaun of the Dead is my kind of horror movie! Silly, rather than over-the-top gruesome.

I just watched Shaun of the Dead on Halloween and really enjoyed it. The first half hour is the best - so subtle :yawinkle: It's probably the only horror film I could handle. I prefer suspence to gore. Ugh.
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Postby djdeathskiss » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:01 pm

I love 'Shawn of the Dead'. I thought it was so funny and clever; favorite bit is when Shawn and Ed are trying to decide which records to throw at the zombies.

Just saw 'North Country' this weekend, and really liked it. I have a feeling Charleze Theron is headed for another Oscar. And Sean Bean was fantastic as well- his character is married to Frances McDormants - they have the sweetest, saddest scene together.
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Postby conchordgirl » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:20 pm

Ok, I feel like a complete nerd but I went and saw "Chicken Little" this weekend. I liked it. It's not as good as a Pixar film but it had it's moments. I'll go see most any animation film and I wanted to see this one because my dad calls me chicken little. :oops: Next movie for me will be "Shopgirl".

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Postby Johnnyp » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:02 am

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Postby Andria » Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:47 am

conchordgirl wrote:Ok, I feel like a complete nerd but I went and saw "Chicken Little" this weekend. I liked it. It's not as good as a Pixar film but it had it's moments. I'll go see most any animation film and I wanted to see this one because my dad calls me chicken little. :oops: Next movie for me will be "Shopgirl".

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I wanted to see that this weekend! I had to work...bummer. Next weekend I tell me-self. :D We can be nerds together. Don't tell me what happens! I don't want to know if the sky is actually falling or not. Can't wait for Saturday! (I'm sure I've mentioned this but, Zach Braff is great. Love Scrubs and Garden State)
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Postby specialkay » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:22 am

I saw two very different films and both were VERY good.
Jarhead and Prime. I won't give a bunch of details but, these are both worth going to see in the theatre.
Ladies, grab a girlfriend and go see Prime! It's so clever and witty.
:P I was accompanied by the masculine militant type for the Jarhead one :yawinkle: :mrgreen: but, it really was good, even with all the controvercial "issues" it is based on. Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllinhall did a super job! :clap:
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Postby Deirdre » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:48 am

I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 4 times in regular theatres and once in the IMAX. I bought the CD and a special preschool version of the book for my 3-year-old. And we DVR'd the HBO "making of..." and watched it many times.

I didn't think I'd like it because I loved the first one so much. And thankfully I was wrong again. It was so different that I didn't feel the need to compare it with the old one. Jonny Depp was perfect. In fact, everytime I went to see it it was a wonderful and uplifting experience.I kept dragging my kids with me to see it and we listened to that CD to death.

It all sounds a little weird, as I don't go bonkers over things like that. I'm so glad some of you guys enjoyed it, too.

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Postby djdeathskiss » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:57 pm

Another great film to add to my 'Best of 2005' list: Walk the Line. You don't even have to be a Johnny Cash fan to appreciate the story and the amazing performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Two BIG thumbs up.
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