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Old 06-22-2010, 09:26 AM   #61
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How Green Was My Valley 1941
Despite winning 5 Oscars, with Roddy McDowell as a child star and John Ford directing, we just couldn't get into this film. It is all about the industrial revolution inflicting misery inflicted on a Welsh family. Lots and lots of misery.
This one gets a frownie:
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:30 AM   #62
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For you film buffs, Variety is now running original reviews of films. This one for the Philadelphia Story.
The Philadelphia Story Movie Review - Read Variety's Analysis Of The Film The Philadelphia Story
And if you haven't seen this goldie-oldie, I highly recommend it.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:34 AM   #63
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The Closet a man fakes homosexuality to avoid being fired. Very funny. 8/10

Crash. Heavy duty but good. 7/10

Rent. It may be good, but not for us. After five minutes of everything being sung we had enough. 2/10

Ace in the Hole (aka The Big Carnival). Pretty good, although I slept through the first half. 6/10.
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Same movie different lead

I watched The Book of Eli last night and thought it was the same story as Kevin Costners Waterworld.
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Invictus - loved it (and I'm NOT a sports fan)!
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We enjoyed The Visitor last night, thanks Scott. 9/10
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Just finished watching Invictus. Clint Eastwood film, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Story about the early days of Nelson Mandela's presidency, when he used the national rugby team as a way to unify South Africa. 4/5

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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel - funny and not the usual formulaic garbage.
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Here’s one to miss when it comes out on video. We saw it as a freebie the other day; actually I advise going to see it because it is fun to discuss as one of the worst movies ever.

Love Ranch (2010) Movie
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The Love Ranch movie I saw was different.
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Here’s one to miss when it comes out on video. We saw it as a freebie the other day; actually I advise going to see it because it is fun to discuss as one of the worst movies ever.

Love Ranch (2010) Movie
You mean it is worse than Manos: The Hands of Fate? Putting it on my Netflix save list right now.
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You mean it is worse than Manos: The Hands of Fate? Putting it on my Netflix save list right now.
I'll have to see if the library has Manos. Bashing Love Ranch has changed my vocabulary.
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Ten Canoes
Can't recall who recommended this. It is not our usual type of movie, but we enjoyed it. Definitely something different.
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I watched The Book of Eli last night and thought it was the same story as Kevin Costners Waterworld.
Waterworld had a story? All I remember is the poor salt drenched tomato plant.
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Iīve just seen "The blind side": Didnīt like it. I found it paternalistic and too feel good. Even if it was based on a true story. And did Sandra Bullock really deserve the Oscar for her performance?
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115734/ -- I can kind of see how some people may like it, but it's kind of weird.



The Beautician and the Beast (1997) -- recorded it on TiVO. Pretty bad, but it had a few laughs. DW liked it.

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Just getting ready to watch the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I am a big fan of the Jeremy Brett version of Holmes and am hoping Robert Downey doesn't blow it too badly.
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Watched "hidden fortress" again the other day: It's oft cited as the inspiration for
the first star wars movie. I love the two hapless peasants that the movie revolves
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Saw "Dear John" - a good film of a soldier/girlfriend relationship.

Also saw "180° South" - a great adventure documentary of a journey to Patagonia filled with sailing, surfing and mountain climbing footage.
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