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Old 02-21-2016, 07:50 PM   #6921
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After mentioning that he'd seen it on base while he was in the army...many moons ago, we watched Love Story. I'd never seen it and only knew that Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw were in it. Oh, my! Sad, sweet story.

I told Glenn he should have warned me that it would make me cry.
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:12 PM   #6922
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I saw Love Story at a base theater also back when it first came out and recently saw it again on streaming video. I love the soundtrack.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:01 AM   #6923
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I saw Love Story at a base theater also back when it first came out and recently saw it again on streaming video. I love the soundtrack.
But what did you think of the actual film? Presumably liked it to go and see it again.

I did like the film but wished they had another female lead other than Ali MacGraw. The way she cried/showed pain just kept reminding me of a spoilt kid that didn't get their way, i.e. for (unconvincing) effect.

I am surprised that quite a few people don't seem to get the message of the film i.e. "love means never having to say you're sorry".

I remember going to see it at the cinema with my, then, boyfriend. At one part he was totally motionless for a long time.....I thought he had been profoundly affected by it. However, turns out he had cramp! I guess it was slightly romantic in as much as he suffered silently so as not to spoil my enjoyment.
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We watched Pixels the other night. Kinda dorky but it was funny and fun.
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:49 PM   #6925
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But what did you think of the actual film?
..... Ali MacGraw. The way she cried/showed pain just kept reminding me of a spoilt kid that didn't get their way...
This. I actually liked her character. I also liked her in 'Goodbye Columbus'.....haven't seen that film in decades.
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I watched 'The Great Gatsby' on Netflix last night.....the one with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. I first saw this film back in the 70's. After watching the latest version of the movie a couple yrs ago I really didn't care for this 1974 version.
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This. I actually liked her character. I also liked her in 'Goodbye Columbus'.....haven't seen that film in decades.
Yes I liked her character. It's the way she acted the pain/crying that grated....reminded me of a spoilt kid not getting their way e.g. the pouty (almost sulky) lips.
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The Academy Awards will be tomorrow. It has always been my "Super Bowl" Sunday and I'll start watching the coverage here at 3:00 pm tomorrow.
I've seen several of the nominated movies and that always makes it more fun. I've been wanting to see "Room" so today I watched it on PPV and it was tremendous, much more than I ever expected. I hope it does well tomorrow.

Will anyone but me be watching the Oscars tomorrow??
http://oscar.go.com/news/nominations...st-of-nominees
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:33 PM   #6929
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We watched Pixels the other night. Kinda dorky but it was funny and fun.
Yup, me, too. I was reluctant to watch but then was taken in.

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Kay, I was just going to post about the Academy Awards being on tomorrow but you beat me to it. I'm really looking forward to it - will definitely be glued to the TV and have some nice munchies handy.

Funny you should mention "Room". It looks like a good one. I've been planning to watch that on PPV this afternoon while I'm having my grilled chicken dinner.
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