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Old 06-14-2010, 04:39 PM   #41
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Double Indemnity, sort of the prototypical film noir: dark scenes with shaft of light and strong shadows, rueful narration by the main character, murder.
Stars Fred McMurray as a bad guy, Barbara Stanwyck as a bad gal, and Edward G. Robinson as not a bad guy.
Pretty good flick, and interesting from a film history point of view also.
Very similar to an Ashley Judd film Double Jeopardy which I just saw for a second time on one of the movie channels. I agree about the Tudors...Hot, hot, hot(the young actors who play Henry and Charles Brandon). I rarely rent DVDs as I like to go to the movies even if it involves a drive into "the city" to see something worthwhile. I pay a lot for cable TV with very little to show for it...should downgrade to basic cable but occasionally I watch something on STARZ or HBO.
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Shadow of a Doubt, Hitchock, 1943. IMHO, not one of Hitch's best. Just too many unbelievable plot points for me.
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich (2007)

I ordered this after quickly reading a Netflix description that led me to believe there would be more concert footage. There are indeed concert and studio clips galore (it's over three hours long), but this is a documentary, not a concert film.

Very good. Much, much better than an extended "Vh1: Behind the Music" episode. It took me back to the days when I was buying two and three albums a week and paid close attention to what was happening in music. It kept my attention by reminding me of all of the unique things he has done in his long career: MTV pioneer, the Traveling Wilburys, fighting the record companies, the Stevie Nicks duet, etc.

Petty is an underrated talent in many ways, and the Heartbreakers are more than just backups. I pre-ordered his new album right after watching it.

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I Know Where I'm Going. What a great classic old movie, we really enjoyed this. I'm surprised I'd never heard of it before.

It's Complicated. Meryl Strep lives up to her reputation. Fun movie. 10/10.
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We have watched more DVDs lately. We discovered that if you rent 2 movies at the same time at Redbox and give them your email address, they will send you a code for a free movie. This is through the end of June, I believe. Anyway, we watched Leap Year for me. I like romantic comedy, and it was cute, but way too predictable. We also watched Inglourius Basterds (DH) and it was okay, but there was one guy who just made me too nervous the whole movie. We watched Edge of Darkness (DH) after a long day of work and it was okay, but sort of depressing. From Paris with Love (DH) was typical Action movie, where hero has hundreds of bad guys with machine guns shooting at him and he never gets wounded. Up in the Air left me feeling unsettled with thinking about how many times we really don't know what we want, until it is too late. I have another free movie code to use and I am thinking about the movie with a title (I think) Something about the Morgans. I am hoping for a good comedy, if anybody has any suggestions.
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. I have another free movie code to use and I am thinking about the movie with a title (I think) Something about the Morgans. I am hoping for a good comedy, if anybody has any suggestions.


a really funny movie is Hangover for some reason guys love it but I also enjoyed it .
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Its Complicated - liked it.

Blues Brothers for the umpteenth time - a classic!
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The Messenger (Netflix) - not bad. Would recommend.
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Thanks, guys. I loved It's Complicated and enjoyed The Hangover too. I think that I saw the Blues Brothers ages ago and liked it, but need to watch it again. I have not seen the Messenger. I stopped at Redbox on the way home and rented When In Rome, a romantic comedy. About 2 minutes into the film, my DH says Chick Flick. However, he watched it with me and laughed several times. I thought it was a cute movie and really enjoyed watching it. I wished that they made more comedies for the older crowd, such as It's Complicated.
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My wife, son, and I worked our way through all 6 seasons of Lost on Netflix (no cable TV at our house) over the past year. Actually the 6th season we watched on Hulu. We enjoyed it a lot, especially being able to watch an hour show in 42 minutes, commercial-free. The show was in a way like an old favorite sweater....lots of loose threads all over the place, but a favorite nonetheless.
Don't tell me any spoilers! I am really enjoying it, and never heard of it until recently.... yeah, I'm out of it when it comes to commercial TV.
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I wished that they made more comedies for the older crowd, such as It's Complicated.
I've been pleased that there are at least SOME movies with older romantic leads! It's Complicated was great - even S.O. liked it - he tolerates chick flicks . I have to watch some action movies so it's fair... sort of.
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Not really a DVD, but we saved all the episodes of HBO miniseries The Pacific and watched them in a marathon over the last week. A follow-up to the Band of Brothers, it is based on two books by Pacific veterans Bob Leckie and Eugene Sledge. I always knew that the war in the Pacific was more brutal than the war in the Europe, but this movie really drove that point home. It's amazing that any Pacific war veteran came home sane. Now I really understand why my father-in-law, who landed on Guadacanal as a 20-year-old 2nd Lieutenant, would never talk about the war.
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Watched There Will Be Blood, just to find out what that milkshake quote was all about (mentioned in another thread). Pretty good movie, but not satisfying.

The Whale and the Squid is good but depressing and unpleasant. Not a kid's movie, by the way.
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"Red Dwarf" Season 1

I want to lie shipwrecked and comotoase,
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Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun,
Fun, fun, fun, in the sun, sun, sun.
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Sex in the City. We're watching it right now.

Guys: STAY AWAY!
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Watched "Brothers"... creepy in a good way. Also for a guy who has almost never watched South Park, since Netflix, I'm up to season 5. Timmuh!
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2001: A Space Odyssey Roger
28 Up Roger
3 Godfathers Roger
8 1/2 Roger
Akira Roger
Aladdin Gene
Alice Roger
Amarcord Roger
American Gigolo Gene
American in Paris, An Roger
American President, The Gene
Angels & Insects Gene
Arizona Dream Roger
Arrival, The Gene
Art of Buster Keaton, v. 1 Roger
Atlantic City Roger
Barfly Roger
Basquiat Gene
Bear, The Roger
Before Sunrise Gene
Best of the Fest 1990 Roger
Betty Roger
Beyond the Mind's Eye Roger
Big Night Roger
Big Picture, The Roger
Black Beauty Gene
Blink Gene
Blood and Wine Roger
Blood Simple Gene
Bob Roberts Roger
Body Snatchers Roger
Born Yesterday Roger
Bound Gene
Boxing Helena Gene
Boys on the Side Gene
Bram Stoker's Dracula Roger
Breaking the Waves Roger
Bridge on the River Kwai Roger
Bridges of Madison County Gene
Buster Keaton, the M.G.M. Talkies Roger
California Suite Gene
Carlito's Way Roger
Casablanca Roger
Cavalcade of MGM Shorts Roger
Chaplin: A Legacy of Laughter Gene
Cinema Paradiso Roger
Clean Shaven Roger
Clerks Roger
Cocoon Roger
Cold Comfort Farm Gene
Cooley High Gene
Crumb Gene
Crusoe Gene
Das Boot Gene
Day of the Jackal Gene
Dazed and Confused Gene
Dead by Dawn Roger
Dead Calm Gene
Deathtrap Roger
Dogfight Roger
Doors, The Gene
Double Indemnity Gene
Douglas Fairbanks, King of Hollywood Roger
Dream Lover Gene
Duel Gene
Earth Girls are Easy Roger
Egg and I, The Roger
El Mariachi Gene
Equinox Flower Roger
Evil Dead 2 Roger
Extreme Measures Gene
Eyes on the Prize Gene
Fantasia Gene
Five Heartbeats, The Roger
Fly, The Gene
For All Mankind Roger
Frankenweenie Gene
Fresh Gene
Funny Bones Gene
Gate to the Mind's Eye, The Roger
Gentleman's Agreement Gene
Glengarry Glen Ross Roger
Grey Fox, The Gene
Gun Crazy Roger
Guncrazy Roger
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh's ver.) Roger
Hank Aaron, Chasing the Dream Gene
Hard Day's Night, A (CD ROM) Roger
Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Gene
Heat Roger
Heaven Can Wait (1943) Roger
Heavy Roger
Homicide Roger
Hoop Dreams Roger
Horseman on the Roof, The Gene
Household Saints Roger
How Green Was My Valley Gene
Howards End Gene
I Shot Andy Warhol Gene
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Roger
Indochine Roger
Inherit the Wind Gene
Internal Affairs Gene
It Happened One Night Roger
Jack and the Beanstalk Gene
Jacob's Ladder Gene
James Dean 35th Anniversary Collection Roger
Jamon Jamon Roger
Johnny Handsome Gene
Joy Luck Club, The Roger
Junior High School Roger
Kalifornia Roger
King of Marvin Gardens, The Gene
King of the Hill Gene
Kiss Before Dying, A Gene
Kiss Me Deadly Roger
La Dolce Vita Roger
La Femme Nikita Gene
La Femme Nikita Gene
Ladybird, Ladybird Gene
Land Before Time, The Gene
Last Exit to Brooklyn Gene
Laura Roger
Leave Her to Heaven Roger
Letter to Three Wives, A Roger
Light Sleeper Gene
Like Water for Chocolate Roger
Little Women Gene
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Roger
Longtime Companion Gene
Looking for Richard Gene
Lost World, The Roger
Love and Death Gene
Making of My Fair Lady Then and Now, The Gene
Mambo Kings, The Gene
Manhunt in the African Jungle Roger
Manhunter Roger
Map of the Human Heart Gene
Mask Roger
Medium Cool Gene
Men Don't Leave Gene
Mighty Aphrodite Roger
Mighty Quinn, The Gene
Miller's Crossing Gene
Modern Times Gene
Mona Lisa Gene
Mr. Hire Roger
My Fair Lady Gene
My Girl Gene
My Neighbor Totoro Roger
Mystic Pizza Roger
Natural, The Gene
Network Gene
Night to Remember Roger
Nixon Roger
Nobody's Fool Gene
Nosferatu Gene
Nothing But a Man Gene
Nutty Professor, The (1963) Gene
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Gene
Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored Roger
Only the Lonely Roger
Oscar's Greatest Moments Roger
Palm Beach Story, The Roger
Panic in Needle Park Gene
Paper Moon Gene
Paperhouse Roger
Peeping Tom Roger
People vs. Larry Flint, The Gene
Peter Pan (Goodtime Home Video) Gene
Peter Pan (Walt Disney Home Video) Gene
Pinocchio Roger
Pirate, The Roger
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Roger
Player, The Gene
Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, The Roger
Powwow Highway Gene
Prancer Gene
Private Parts Roger
Q & A Gene
Rambling Rose Roger
Raw Deal Roger
Rebecca Roger
Remains of the Day Roger
Restoration Gene
Reversal of Fortune Roger
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip Roger
Richard Pryor: Here and Now Roger
Richard the Third Roger
Ridicule Gene
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Thanks quite a list!. Tonight saw "An Education" - DW's pick that I thought bordered on terrible
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I Know Where I'm Going. What a great classic old movie, we really enjoyed this. I'm surprised I'd never heard of it before.
Streamed this tonight, and it is indeed a classic. Thank you for the recommendation.
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Hmmm...interesting that Roger's picks didn't include his own movie - Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
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