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Old 02-16-2014, 05:05 PM   #5981
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I am not into movies much. I would rather read a book. The only movies I watch are usually made-for-tv movies like on Lifetime. I like to watch shows like Real Stories of the ER, or those re-inacted murder mysteries.
I felt the same way until my son got me Netflix as a gift for Christmas a few years ago. I thought what in the world am I going to watch. Well, I have enjoyed very much all of the movies and everything else they have to offer. I wouldn't give it up for anything.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:35 PM   #5982
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Went to the theater today and saw Monuments Men. A memorable quote.."If you destroy an entire generation of a people's culture, it's as if they never existed". It was a remarkable movie I'd recommend to everyone. Spending two hours in a dark room with George Clooney was a bonus.

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:52 PM   #5983
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Just finished Ender's Game, been a while since I read the book so details are fuzzy, but the movie was very good on it's own.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:57 PM   #5984
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"City Island" with Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies. Started slow and built into a very good movie. I had never heard of City Island (part of the Bronx). Julianna's role was to have a big, smart mouth -- her makeover for TV in "The Good Wife" to smooth and classy was impressive.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #5985
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...Is it just me, or have animated movies gone downhill?...
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... But the quality was so good. Some time ago, I rewatched Snow White, and was amazed by the animation and story...
I've got two different takes on this. One, I think CGI has taken some of the romance out of the actual images. There is just something special about all those hand-drawn cels. Second, although Bambi and Dumbo had sad story lines, they weren't out to teach a lesson. I feel that so many animation movies are there just to teach a lesson, not for the pure enjoyment (or sadness) of the story line. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:25 PM   #5986
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Just finished "Escape Plan" with Sly and Arnold...very nice, good action movie and plot twists.
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We watched Broken City
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:53 AM   #5989
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I'm undecided as to whether all animated movies have gone downhill or not. That may be because I don't watch that many and only watch the ones that have gotten good reviews from adults. (Nemo is one example)

But I just watched How to Tame Your Dragon last night and found it utterly delightful.

I do know that I avoid anime religiously! (Ducking from all the anime fans)
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:53 PM   #5990
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I'm undecided as to whether all animated movies have gone downhill or not. That may be because I don't watch that many and only watch the ones that have gotten good reviews from adults. (Nemo is one example)

But I just watched How to Tame Your Dragon last night and found it utterly delightful.

I do know that I avoid anime religiously! (Ducking from all the anime fans)

I enjoy the anime stories, the art is secondary for me. I got involved with anime and manga so that one adult was aware of what one of the Grandson's was reading and watching, now I'm hooked on story lines.
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