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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 29 2013, 11:54am

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What movies did you watch this weekend? Can't Post

Tell us about them here!

"The Hobbits bowed low. 'Most gracious host', said Frodo, 'It was said to me by Elrond Half-Elven that I should find friendship upon the way, secret and unlooked for. Certainly I have found no such friendship as you have shown. To have found it turns evil to great good."


Arannir
Valinor

Apr 29 2013, 12:00pm

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Jaws III and Deep Blue Sea [In reply to] Can't Post

A German channel apparantly had a "shark movie" night and I was in the mood of some watery trash ;)


Eowyn3
Rivendell

Apr 29 2013, 1:26pm

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Sherlock, [In reply to] Can't Post

just finished season 2 and now have to wait until September for season 3 to be released in the U.S.

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paperC
Rivendell


Apr 29 2013, 1:29pm

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South Park: Imaginationland, Death Proof and Iron Man 3 [In reply to] Can't Post

All pretty great!


sherlock
Gondor


Apr 29 2013, 2:21pm

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The BBC Sense & Sensibility with [In reply to] Can't Post

Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey. It was great! Three hour long episodes so I watched one each evening to savor it.


sherlock
Gondor


Apr 29 2013, 2:24pm

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Was Iron Man III better than [In reply to] Can't Post

Iron Man II? I watched that one recently with a friend & we didn't really like it


Patty
Immortal


Apr 29 2013, 3:38pm

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Still watching Mr. Selfridge. I also watched a movie called Enigma [In reply to] Can't Post

This movie is about the codebreakers at Bletchley Park during world war two. Starring Kate Winslet and Dougrary Scott. It was a little difficult to keep up with, but it became clearer later and it was very good and informative. I also watch the excellent series called "call the Midwife and I'm also watching the Bletchley Circle.

I also spent a lot of time on YouTube continuing to watch the series called QI. One of my TORnsibs recommended it to me, a little bird, as it were, and I have been treating myself to episodes quie often. Little bird, you know who you are!

I also watched Ladies in Lavender, with 2 of the best actresses ever-- Dames Judi and Maggie. The storyline was a little bland--more of watching people's feelings and emotions play out, and not much action. But it was sweet.

I also watched Jurassic Park in 3D. I'm sorry to say that I didn't enjoy the experience much, because my TV is prone to ghosting ( crosstalk, whatever) and this disc brought it out pretty bad. As much as I love 3D and Jurassic Park, this was not a good pairing for my set. Odd, because it was converted to 3D by the same company that worked on Titanic, and I had no problems with that disc--it is one of the best examples of 3D out there, even though it was not filmed that way. So if they convert the Lord of the Rings, we could be looking at something like Titanic or we could be looking at something like Jurassic Park. I guess I am saying it's not as cut and dried as it seems.

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Patty
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Apr 29 2013, 3:42pm

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Sense and Sensibility [In reply to] Can't Post

This is one of those rare times when I like both versions equally. The Emma Thompson version and this one.

Did you also happen to see Miss Austen Regrets, which is a movie that was included with this disk?

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paperC
Rivendell


Apr 29 2013, 3:59pm

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Much better! [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't like Iron Man 2 either, but this was a blast.


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Apr 29 2013, 4:01pm

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits... [In reply to] Can't Post

...via NetFlix. 'Twas a silly thing, but still enjoyable to a couple o' land-lubbers. Yaaahr!

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea


Apr 29 2013, 4:30pm

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I watched The Bletchley Circle last night, too. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's o.k. as a mystery, but the four main actors are all really good. I'd never heard of Bletchley Park before this series, so i'll have to check out that Kate Winslet movie as it all sounds pretty fascinating (plus, Kate Winslet).

I don't normally watch Call the Midwife (though i'm slowly becoming hooked), but that was a pretty intense episode-- they don't seem to shy away from tough subject matter.

I'm just waiting for Mr. Selfridge to end-- i can't tolerate Jeremy Piven, and i want my Sunday night Masterpiece back!


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Patty
Immortal


Apr 29 2013, 4:33pm

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I know. I'm waiting for it to end too. [In reply to] Can't Post

What comes on masterpiece after it goes off? Isn't it about time for masterpiece contemporary? I usually don't care for those either.

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Magpie
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Apr 29 2013, 4:55pm

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I'm glad you like QI [In reply to] Can't Post

I wish I could get that on disc (from Netflix) with closed captions. The rapid dialog and British accents make it difficult for me to catch everything.

I was a little worried that you might have sent for the discs (which can't be cheap from the UK) and then wouldn't like it. I'd feel bad at having recommended it to you.

The promos for Bletchly Circle intrigued me so much I went online to see when it was airing and caught the first episode. I wasn't aware of the movie, Enigma, but after seeing who's in it.. I'm going to Netflix asap to add it to the queue. That's just chock full of people I like to watch!


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Luinnár
Rivendell

Apr 29 2013, 5:03pm

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The Hobbit and some Doctor Who. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 29 2013, 5:09pm

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The Hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

I got it from Netflix but I'm still waiting for it to come to my neighborhood second run theater so I can see it on the big screen.

I enjoyed it. I just can't say I love it. If I had to pick 10 movies to take with me on and ark off Earth, this wouldn't be one of them.

I'm still keeping an open mind that the series as a whole may wow me more than this first third.

I finished watching Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip on Amazon Prime. It was quite enjoyable. I liked the first few episodes very much and then I felt they pulled back from some of the edginess and sharpness. Amanda Peet got pregnant during the series and they worked the pregnancy into the plot but working around her real life circumstances I'm sure impacted the story line in ways they wouldn't have chosen.

Even though it had a bit of a weak last third (imo), it was still a worthy series and I went back to rewatch the pilot episode after finishing the one season series so I could re-appreciate the start of the season (since a few plot threads were woven from start to finish).

We're finishing up season two of Walking Dead and we finished the dvds for Lost Girl. I think I don't have enough respect for Lost Girl (due to really weak writing and some so-so acting) to bother with then next season when it comes out on DVD. It's too bad. I like many of the characters. And I think the actors can do better but maybe the circumstances of running the show keep them from doing that.


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Patty
Immortal


Apr 29 2013, 5:12pm

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I only bought one disc, [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been doing YouTube for the rest. Yes, it's very har to hear much of it, but I'm still enjoying it immensely and continuing to be informed by it, as is my sis. Did you know that they originally wanted Michael Palin to host? I like him, but we got the better of the two, I think.

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sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea


Apr 29 2013, 5:15pm

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I did a little looking, [In reply to] Can't Post

and i couldn't come up with anything beyond Mr. Selfridge. But there was a single Contemporary (The Song of Lunch with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman, which i did not see) before Mr. Selfridge, and a single Mystery (Page Eight with Bull Nighy, Michael Gambon and Rachel Weisz, which i liked quite a lot) before that, and before that was season 3 of Downton Abbey, so maybe we're up for a Mystery next?


Ardamírë
Valinor


Apr 29 2013, 5:16pm

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The Croods [In reply to] Can't Post

Delightful movie! I definitely recommend it as a family movie. It's pretty funny, and it doesn't take itself too seriously.

"...not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall. As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the Eldar say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive." -Arwen


Patty
Immortal


Apr 29 2013, 5:45pm

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Oh, Downton fans.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Have you seen this Downton, the Musical? Don't watch if you haven't seen season 3 ( all of it!) or don't want to know stuff about season4. This is hilarious!

http://youtu.be/9O41N2biauc

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Ardamírë
Valinor


Apr 29 2013, 6:33pm

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That was awesome! *spoilers* [In reply to] Can't Post

This is my favorite part...

Edith: "She never seems to look as good as her sisters, but one of them is dead now, so that's good!" Laugh

"...not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall. As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the Eldar say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive." -Arwen

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Patty
Immortal


Apr 29 2013, 6:46pm

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I liked all the Dan Stevens jokes. [In reply to] Can't Post

The fact that his ghost didn't show up. Hilarious.

Did you notice that the guy playing Thomas had a leather glove on his hand?Laugh

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Ardamírë
Valinor


Apr 29 2013, 6:54pm

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Oh, yes, A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep, saw the glove. And yes, his ghost not showing up was hilarious!

Awesome video! Laugh

"...not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall. As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the Eldar say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive." -Arwen

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Patty
Immortal


Apr 29 2013, 6:54pm

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Could be. I was thinking that mysteries time was in the early fall. [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't remember how it's divided up now, except I think masterpiece classic is always in the winter.

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Patty
Immortal


Apr 29 2013, 6:56pm

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You did see the parody of the earlier seasons that was done with Jennifer Saunders didn't you? [In reply to] Can't Post

Let me know if you didn't see it and I'll do a little digging around for you.

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Ardamírë
Valinor


Apr 29 2013, 6:59pm

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Nope, surely haven't. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm new to Downton, though. So I'm a little late to the game Crazy

"...not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall. As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the Eldar say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive." -Arwen

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