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We saw "Lincoln", "When Worlds Collide", Rankin-Bass "Hobbit", and "Don't Bother to Knock"

Aunt Dora Baggins
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Nov 26 2012, 12:37pm


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We saw "Lincoln", "When Worlds Collide", Rankin-Bass "Hobbit", and "Don't Bother to Knock" [In reply to] Can't Post

We meant to see "Life of Pi" and got there for the first showing, a ten o'clock matinee the day before Thanksgiving. But when we went into the theater, it was pitch dark; they hadn't turned on the lights or even the running lights on the aisles. Then the trailers had the wrong aspect ratio, and the Hobbit preview was in 3D but our movie was supposed to be in 2D. After half an hour of false starts they canceled the movie and gave everyone vouchers for two more. So we went and saw "Lincoln". It was *very* good. I didn't know what to expect. It was mostly a legislative drama about trying to pass the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery. In substance it was a lot like "1776", but of course much more serious.

On Thanksgiving evening our grown children watched movies at home with us. We started with "When Worlds Collide", a classic about an impending asteroid bringing about the end of the world, and the attempt to build a spaceship to rescue a handful of people. Lots of drama and surprisingly good special effects for 1951. The best part was seeing the differential analyzer at work. Wow!

Then we wanted to lighten up, so we watched the old "Hobbit" cartoon. We hadn't seen it in probably 20 years, though our kids may have seen it more recently. They, of course, grew up with it. It was so much fun chanting some of the lines in unison along with the movie, like "Nothing but mutton to eat. How I long for a bit of manflesh!"

Last night we rented "Don't Bother to Knock" as part of our ongoing viewing of Marilyn Monroe movies. This one was much, much darker than her other ones. It was a thriller about a mentally unstable woman who is hired as a babysitter in a hotel. A man who has just broken up with his girlfriend starts pursuing her, driving her over the edge. Because a child was in peril, we were both on the edge of our seats. It was an amazing performance, but not the kind of movie I really enjoy.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Nov 26 2012, 12:42pm)

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What movies did you watch this weekend? Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 26 2012, 12:26pm
    We saw "Lincoln", "When Worlds Collide", Rankin-Bass "Hobbit", and "Don't Bother to Knock" Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 26 2012, 12:37pm
    We watched the new DVD I purchased for my wife (don't laugh).... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 26 2012, 3:01pm
        I'm not laughing. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 26 2012, 5:04pm
            As someone who has given up on finding much worthwhile on most kidvid... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 26 2012, 10:12pm
                Thanks, that's interesting. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 26 2012, 10:17pm
                    My first encounters with the good stuff... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 26 2012, 10:27pm
                You're not alone. wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 26 2012, 11:59pm
        Friendship is Magic is popular with a lot of grown-up people wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 26 2012, 6:45pm
    I saw Channel 7's (ABC) movie review of 'The Life of Pi' silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Nov 26 2012, 3:35pm
        I am really looking forward to that. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 26 2012, 5:06pm
    Prometheus and Kuroneko Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Nov 26 2012, 3:53pm
    Ironman Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Nov 26 2012, 4:24pm
    Breaking Dawn part II (spoiler marked) Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 26 2012, 5:45pm
        I was wondering how it would turn out ;) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 27 2012, 1:46am
    Rise of the Guardians AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Nov 26 2012, 6:31pm
    eh elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Nov 26 2012, 7:21pm
    Skyfall Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Nov 26 2012, 7:33pm
        I saw "Skyfall" as well Annael Send a private message to Annael Nov 26 2012, 10:50pm
            I actually ducked Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Nov 26 2012, 10:58pm
            Judi Dench in Skyfall imin Send a private message to imin Nov 27 2012, 1:37am
                her reason (spoiler) Annael Send a private message to Annael Nov 27 2012, 4:20pm
                    ah ok imin Send a private message to imin Nov 27 2012, 4:50pm
    A marathon of all the Call The Midwife episodes wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 26 2012, 11:57pm
        Call the Midwife! Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Nov 27 2012, 1:32am
        I agree. This is a very good series./ Patty Send a private message to Patty Nov 30 2012, 7:52am
    Looper sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Nov 27 2012, 12:26am
    Argo Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Nov 27 2012, 1:30am
    Wreck it ralph imin Send a private message to imin Nov 27 2012, 12:20pm
    The Lorax! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 27 2012, 12:50pm
    Last weekend... 7 Hallmark made-4-tv movies :} grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 29 2012, 3:04am
    Downton Abbey series 3 (I actually watch it a couple of weeks ago, but I'm behind in posting) Patty Send a private message to Patty Nov 30 2012, 8:28am
        *hyperventilates* AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Nov 30 2012, 3:08pm
            Check your PMs , A.E. Patty Send a private message to Patty Nov 30 2012, 10:21pm

 
 
 

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