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Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sat, 12th Nov '05 6:07 PM


I have seen 2 of the year's most excellent movies this week. Good Night and Good Luck is the story of Edward R. Murrow and his fight against Sen. Joe McCarthy during the communist witch hunt in the 50s. Brilliantly done.
Today I went to see Pride and Prejudice. I went with a very prejudiced mindset, as I am a huge fan of the A&E 6 hour version. However, they did a beautiful job condensing this new one. Donald Sutherland is sooo good in it, and the guy who plays Mr. Wickham is hot! It's sooo romantic and funny. I highly recommend it!
Now I have to wait on pins and needles for the new Harry Potter. NO school that day (for us, anyway).
Just wanted to share this with the Sploofus movie-holics out there.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 3847)
Sat, 12th Nov '05 8:00 PM

I had to trade in our opening night Harry Potter tickets for the second night because the school scheduled a band concert and my daughter is required to play. Needless to say, I am launching a recall petition on the school board and demanding the resignation of the Supt. and principal.

Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Sat, 12th Nov '05 8:28 PM

Absolutely could not agree with you less about Good Night and Good Luck. The story is interesting but the movie is so dry and dull that I actually fell asleep snoring three times in the movie. The general concensus of everyone walking out of our showing was, 'Huh?? What was this movie about?? Is this the one that everyone is raving over??"

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to flame you but I do have to say that GNGL is for diehard fans, either of Murrow, Clooney or the era but if you are an infrequent 'at the movies' watcher, find another movie -I'm really sorry I used one of my very few chances to go to the movies to see this one.

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sat, 12th Nov '05 10:01 PM

Well, I'm sorry you wasted a movie chance. I find that era of history very fascinating. I find it especially parallel to many things going on now. I'm wondering if Joe McCarthy is eligible for an Oscar, as he played himself?

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sat, 12th Nov '05 10:02 PM

Oh, yeah. People applauded at the showing we went to.
Tuzilla, I would definitely stage some kind of protest! Don't these schools know what's really important?

Tgallag2  (Level: 13.6 - Posts: 60)
Sun, 13th Nov '05 9:24 AM

I saw "In her shoes" yesterday. It was a well done comedy-drama about family relationships. If you are a fan of Cameron Diaz, they show off her assests to the utmost.

Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Sun, 13th Nov '05 10:48 AM

I have taken next Friday afternoon off, just so I can see HP opening day! Fortunately, my boss understands and put me on the calender 2 months ago!

Ratatonic30  (Level: 37.8 - Posts: 10)
Sun, 13th Nov '05 10:57 AM

I watched Napoleon Dynamite on DVD for like the fith time. Can you bring me my Chapstick???

Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Sun, 13th Nov '05 3:10 PM

I watched Shaoilin Soccer with my wife. It was really good...not as good as Kung Fu Hustle, a birthday present from that same lovely wife, but still very good.
I can't reccomend Kung Fu Hustle enough...very entertaining.
Since I am mentioning not exactly mainstream movies. Great Big Fish, A Touch Of Pink, and Bride and Prejudice (A Bollywood style movie)

Citrusy  (Level: 26.2 - Posts: 118)
Sun, 13th Nov '05 3:19 PM

I am not a Tim Burton fan in the least, but I watched Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory last night and it didn't make my eyes bleed at all!! I was really impressed by some of the dry wit in the soryline too. Mr Depp was a little freaky in his portrayal but overall it follows the book very well.

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sun, 13th Nov '05 5:08 PM

I love Bride and Prejudice. My son loves Kung Fu Hustle. Have watched Napoleon too many times-my son does a dead on perfect imitation!
Can't wait for Harry Potter. 5 more days. Yay!

Jenn326  (Level: 22.8 - Posts: 173)
Mon, 14th Nov '05 11:29 AM

I can't wait for opening day of HP! This is a tradition for me, and I can't wait! The kids will be in daycare and mommy will be going to the movies all day long! ;0)

I did just see Willy Wonka the other day. It was OK, but I think I preferred the original.

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