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Old 04-27-2013, 01:50 AM   #5361
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That is a great flick, great cast and a true story to boot

Definitely watchover worthy.

A must see for anyone who hasn't seen it.

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0112384/
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:47 AM   #5362
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We watched "Schindler's List" last night. I had never seen it before. Very moving.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #5363
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Last night it was "Coming Home," what was originally BBC TV. It was not my cup of tea, but I did enjoy seeing Keira Knightly as a teenager -- date of the filming was 1998. I didn't know she was in the business that long ago. She was such a pretty youngster.

Two nights ago I enjoyed very much the second viewing of "Vatel," a delicious portrayal of the French King Louis XIV (Julian Sands) on a short visit to the countryside estate of one of his minions and the lengths to which all concerned strove to honor (and not annoy) the King. I thought of Mel Brooks' "It's Good to be King." Talk about pulling out all the stops!

The cast was wonderful...Uma Thurman, Tim Roth -- soooo good, at his conniving, scornful best, and starring Gerard Depardieu as Vatel, who was in charge of all the food and entertainment. The depictions of the kitchens and preparation of glorious foods was a feast for the eyes. I must Google to see if/how accurate the story is -- it was said to be a true story. It was interesting to see that the King even had a "royal wiper" after his noisy attempt to move his bowels.

A gorgeous film all around.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #5364
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i watched "the right stuff" this morning.

great flick.
I am a history buff. And considering my age, I have lived through a lot of movies that the present generation only read about or hear from their parents. As a result of my age, I know how it ends. That takes away the unknown ending for me. I love WWII movies, but they have to have a second story line to hold me. I know how the war ends. I don't know what happens to a certain character and that is what hold my interest.

I remember being glued to the TV and hoping that it all turns out all right. All of America was glue to the TV with me.

One of the story lines that have never been shown is that a lot of the astronauts have become divorced. The wives found the whole experience of being in the spotlight very disturbing and disruptive to their family life. I would love to see a story along these lines. What publicity can do to a family.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #5365
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Waiting for my Breaking Dawn Part 2 DVD to come in, then I'm going to have a Twilight marathon. Wonder if anyone has ever seen "Young Doctors in Love"?
YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE????

I LOVE that movie. L O V E

"What's wrong with this guy?"
"We won't know till after the autopsy."

"Wha???"
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #5366
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Over the last couple days we have watched Traffic, Django Unchained and Red Dawn (the new one).
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #5367
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How was Red Dawn...as compared to the first one?

Loved Django Unchained.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #5368
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YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE????

I LOVE that movie. L O V E

"What's wrong with this guy?"
"We won't know till after the autopsy."

"Wha???"
I know this isn't a movie - but - do you happen to watch General Hospital?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #5369
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Don't care for soaps.

Watched "Snow White and the Huntsman" , and liked it!
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We watched "Schindler's List" last night. I had never seen it before. Very moving.
A great movie but I can't wrap my head around the cruelty and total disregard for human compassion and decency of the nazis .

Pure evil incarnate.

It's important to remember that "the holocaust" is but one in a long line seen throughout history.

The crusades, the Salem witch trials, the crimes against humanity of pol pot, Idi Amin, Uganda, Rwanda, the Spanish inquisition etc. and presently the islamofascist (never to be confused with Muslim) holocauast against "the infidel).

There are so many that it boggles my mind and I'm sure that I've left out so many.

Sorry to be so maudlin.
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