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Old 05-03-2016, 12:21 PM   #7041
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I just finished watching that movie upon your recommendations because I honestly value them. Please don't be offended by my take on it.

I don't know how to say this tactfully, but for me it was a real stretch to be impressed by this both bizarre and unbelievable story being either inspirational or entertaining. For me, it was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, although the acting for the "living" actors was stellar!
Different strokes for different folks as they say.
Point well taken. My wife felt similarly. But I somewhat expected that from her as we rarely agree liking the same type of movies. :)
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:57 PM   #7042
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After nearly being put to sleep by The Russia House, last night we watched Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren. Very compelling film. We really enjoyed it. It's a "must see" in our book.
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I'll second that, Katie. (In fact I think I did, a while back when I saw it at the local cinema).

And I don't like Helen Mirren as a rule.
I just watched Woman in Gold and it was a tremendous film! I had wanted to see it at the theater, but missed it at the time. I can't say enough good things about this true story, and imo Helen Mirren is one of the great actresses of our time!
It's available to stream for free. I wish that the parts with the German dialog had been English captioned, but one got the idea anyway.
I can't imagine anyone not being impressed with this film!
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:30 PM   #7043
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I just watched Woman in Gold and it was a tremendous film! I had wanted to see it at the theater, but missed it at the time. I can't say enough good things about this true story, and imo Helen Mirren is one of the great actresses of our time!
It's available to stream for free. I wish that the parts with the German dialog had been English captioned, but one got the idea anyway.
I can't imagine anyone not being impressed with this film!
That's interesting. Our Netflix disk had English captions, so we knew what the Germans were saying.

And, you're right. Helen Mirren is amazing. A very talented and versatile actress.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:16 PM   #7044
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That's interesting. Our Netflix disk had English captions, so we knew what the Germans were saying.

And, you're right. Helen Mirren is amazing. A very talented and versatile actress.
I suspect it was because I got it at one of those free streaming sites, it wasn't captioned. I rarely watch a movie more than once, but I might pay to get it captioned. I really want the SC to see it too as we've spent some time in Vienna and some of the scenes are just haunting. I just finished a book about the takeover of Vienna called "The Butterfly and the Violin".
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:41 AM   #7045
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I really wasn't in the mood for any heavy thinking. So I watch My Fair Lady for the umpteenth time with Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.

Although I realize that he is to be considered the "bigger" star, some of the songs that he talks himself through, were just way too long. And they weren't really very melodious. But I was bored.
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:53 PM   #7046
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We're knocking the dust off of old ones from the library system. Friday night we watched "Big Night" with Tony Shaloub and Stanley Tucci. It was OK, but slow-moving. Himself said it would have been better had it been only 42 minutes!
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:58 PM   #7047
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we rented The Walk last night. It is the movie about Philippe Petit's walk between Twin Towers. Though movie did not do well in movie theaters I think it was well done and kept me on the edge of my seat. Mostly because I am scared of heights
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:05 PM   #7048
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^^^ I agree, The Walk was a good film. I saw it about a month ago.
I also watched a documentary on Netflix, Man on Wire, about the same subject, about a year ago. That was very good too.
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^^^ I agree, The Walk was a good film. I saw it about a month ago.
I also watched a documentary on Netflix, Man on Wire, about the same subject, about a year ago. That was very good too.
how close to the documentary was the Movie? I would like to read his book. Man was either a nut or an amazingly brave.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:25 PM   #7050
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how close to the documentary was the Movie? I would like to read his book. Man was either a nut or an amazingly brave.
Man on Wire was only about the Twin Tower walk and focused a great deal on the pre-planning stages of the walk, if I remember. What was different from the movie was how they "snuck" into the building, evading security and all, etc...
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