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Old 09-01-2016, 04:50 PM   #7141
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We watched Avatar again on Saturday. We saw it in the theater when it first came out. Beautiful yet disturbing movie.
What's disturbing is that director James Cameron has agreed to do 3 more Avatar movies.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:18 PM   #7142
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On the advice of the DC members, I got American Sniper from the library. Loved it! Tonight I will be watching The Hundred Foot Journey with Helen Mirren.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:50 PM   #7143
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On the advice of the DC members, I got American Sniper from the library. Loved it! Tonight I will be watching The Hundred Foot Journey with Helen Mirren.
We enjoyed both of them but, obviously, for different reasons.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:24 AM   #7144
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We enjoyed both of them but, obviously, for different reasons.

Yes, indeed. Very good films.


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Old 09-02-2016, 10:43 AM   #7145
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Via a Netflix DVD, I tried to watch '127 Hours'. After watching James Franco bounding over the rocky landscape being about as ebullient as you can get, I bailed on the movie just after he became stuck. Just couldn't watch any more, having heard how he gets unstuck.

Next night I watched 'Miller's Crossing,' starts out slowly, but builds into a satsifying (if you like the Coen brothers) film noir-ish movie. Featured a couple of my favorite actors -- Marcia Gay Harden and John Turturro.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:04 PM   #7146
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Having a duvet day today and watching television. I found "Pimpernel Smith" with Leslie Howard (Ashley Wilkes in "Gone With The Wind"). Black and white and made in 1941 but set in 1939 just before the invasion of Poland. Smith is an archaeology professor using digs in Germany to spirit people out of the country. Absolute hokum and full of speeche about England and freedom but great for raising moral in the dark days of 1941.

The night before I'd been watching "Yanks" (an early Richard Gere outing). It was of special interest as much of the filming took place on location in the north west of England around where I live. Scenes were shot on location in Oldham, Glossop, Stalybridge, Stockport and other surrounding areas. I live near Stockport and Tetley the Wonder Horse lives at Glossop. My mother told me, years ago, that the scenes at the dance where a black soldier danced with a white local girl and caused a riot and afterwards all the English girls went and asked the black soldiers to dance as a matter of principle, actually occured in a dance hall in another part of england. The scene was filmed in the Town Hall at Hyde, where I used to live.
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:04 PM   #7147
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I tried to watch '127 Hours'. After watching James Franco bounding over the rocky landscape being about as ebullient as you can get, I bailed on the movie just after he became stuck. Just couldn't watch any more, having heard how he gets unstuck.
I loved that film.....watched it when it first came out.
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:52 PM   #7148
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Last night we watched a 1981 movie, The French Lieutenant's Woman. We were happy we didn't pay money to see it in the theater. I remember there being a lot of hype about it when it came out. Don't understand why.

We watched it all the way through because we kept hoping it would go somewhere or have some substance.

It starred Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep when they were YOUNG, oh boy, were they young!
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:21 PM   #7149
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Right now, watching "A Walk in the Clouds." It's sappy, but entertaining.
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Right now, watching "A Walk in the Clouds." It's sappy, but entertaining.
I loved that movie.
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