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Old 10-20-2013, 09:32 AM   #141
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Here is an 'anti-suggestion':

"Attack on Wall Street." New movie, 2013, with a lame plot about evils of Wall Street and Capitalism. Don't bother. I seriously overpaid, and it was free.


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Old 11-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #142
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The Good Sheppard on DVD:
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This partially fact-based drama examines the early history of the CIA through the eyes of upstanding, sharp-minded agent Edward Wilson, who finds the job starting to erode his ideals, filling him with distrust and destroying his personal life.
It's longish and slow moving but we liked it a lot. Definitely the antithesis of a James Bond movie. Based very loosely on James Angelton (I think) who worked at the CIA and was nicknamed "Mother". Lead character is Matt Damon, great in this part.

Also it moves between the 1960's and the 1930-1940 era. You have to watch for the transitions.
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Just watched the 1st of 3 parts of a murder mystery called the Bletchley Circle set in England in 1952.

This last year we've read articles of the very intelligent women who were code breakers and analysts working at Bletchley Park during WW II. Having signed the official secrets act these women returned to everyday life after the war and were unable to tell even their husbands about the nature of their work, let alone any details, most carrying the story of their secret lives to the grave.

This fictional story is about a group of such women who get together to find and stop a serial killer who is murdering women and evading the police.
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The Bletchley Circle is excellent and has been renewed for a second season. My DVR is ready whenever it starts up again.
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Hmmmm, we'll have to check up on the Bletchley Circle show. We just watched two movies this evening for the first time in a while. The first one we quite liked (R.I.P.D)....quirky which we like. The second (Pacific Rim) we could have taken a pass on.....and I like SciFi. Although with the real clunkers I quite often pick out....neither was a stinker for us.
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DH and I have been watching a few episodes of "Kingdom" each evening. Pretty good British series.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #147
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I watched a documentary called "In search of Beethoven". Once again I am reminded of the genius of Beethoven and how radical his music was at the time. It's over 2 hours long and there are many interviews with, and pieces played by, concert musicians. The close ups of their hands, expressions and instruments add intensity. I recommend this for classical music fans.
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Rita, if you like Kingdom, you may also enjoy Doc Martin. Both have plenty of quirky characters.
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Rita, if you like Kingdom, you may also enjoy Doc Martin. Both have plenty of quirky characters.
+1 to both, Stephen Fry in Kingdom and Martin Clunes in Doc Martin are both excellent.
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I watched the original House of Cards (British version) over the last week. Evilly good.
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Rita, if you like Kingdom, you may also enjoy Doc Martin. Both have plenty of quirky characters.
We love Doc Martin! Every Monday, there's New episode on Acorn. It's so funny to watch him with their baby.
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When the kids were younger, say 10 years ago (12 - 5 yrs old) we watched the series All Creatures Great And Small. Aired back in 1978 to 1990. Set in the 1930's about veterinarians in Yorkshire England. After a few episodes of character development it was very enjoyable to watch and the kids loved it.
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When the kids were younger, say 10 years ago (12 - 5 yrs old) we watched the series All Creatures Great And Small. Aired back in 1978 to 1990. Set in the 1930's about veterinarians in Yorkshire England. After a few episodes of character development it was very enjoyable to watch and the kids loved it.


I'm re-living those days right now, watching the series again
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When the kids were younger, say 10 years ago (12 - 5 yrs old) we watched the series All Creatures Great And Small. Aired back in 1978 to 1990. Set in the 1930's about veterinarians in Yorkshire England. After a few episodes of character development it was very enjoyable to watch and the kids loved it.
I just took about 100 dvd's in to sell to the local video place in town....I was surprised at some of the stuff they took....old, strange stuff (Got $120, better than giving them away). They gave me back about 10 that their computer didn't like. ACG+Small was one of the DVD's I left on the shelf. Not sure whether I will keep it or not....but I think I will watch it again before I do turn it in. And then in 3 years or so....we are planning to head back to Yorkshire to live. My wife won't even consider living "down south"(said with derision). Taking in another pile to sell next week.
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We love Doc Martin! Every Monday, there's New episode on Acorn. It's so funny to watch him with their baby.
I like both Kingdom and Doc Martin. Giving up my cable tv in May of this year was the best thing I did all year; I am now discovering or rediscovering all these great British series. Discovered Midsomer Murders a couple of months ago and it's a real treat.
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Just started watching the first in the new series of Inspector George Gently. Set in Durham, 1966, about 12 miles for where I grew up. I was age 11 and started at grammar school that year.
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"Death by China"

Not enjoyable, but necessary.
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Thanks, I've added it to my list.

Last night I watched Freakonomics (2010) which was both enjoyable and very interesting with many segments on a variety of subjects. Looking at the reasons behind the dramatic drop in crime in the 90's was particularly interesting.
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we watched Hunger games to refresh our memory before the second one comes out.
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We watched Bridesmaids. DW selected it as she likes comedies. A little raunchy but kind of silly and fun.
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