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What movies (et. al.) did you watch last weekend?
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Sep 25 2013, 11:05pm

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New series of Downton Abbey [In reply to] Can't Post

I won't give away spoilers, because I'm not sure if it's showing in the US as yet. Suffice it to say that the servility of the below stairs characters and the pomposity of Lord Grantham seem to grate on me more this season. But I still enjoyed it as comfortable Sunday evening viewing- and the costumes are great!Smile

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Sep 26 2013, 7:29pm

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Rush [In reply to] Can't Post

Great movie. Action packed without being boring and brilliant acting from the two leads. Want to watch it again already.

'What's the matter with you?' - J.R.R. Tolkien

Tol Eressea

Sep 27 2013, 3:39am

Post #28 of 32 (107 views)
Stay alive! I will find you! STAY ALIVE! [In reply to] Can't Post

Just watched Last of the Mohicans again. I love this movie; it never gets old. Duncan is such a %^&, but he does one thing right in the end and dies a hero. Uncas tried so hard, but it wasn't meant to be. Alice... oh, poor sweet Alice. And no matter how many times I watch Chingachgook vs Magua, it's still shocking.

Then there's the score. It has few equals and none better.

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.

Old Toby
Grey Havens

Sep 27 2013, 5:09am

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The Last of the Mohicans [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I remember watching this movie in the theaters. It's incredible. I thought all the actors were fantastic: Daniel Day-Lewis (who I think is a superb actor), Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Wes Studi, Eric Schweig....And what a great vehicle for so many Native American actors! Sometimes it was hard for me to watch, it was so intense. So much violence. But that's the way it was historically, wasn't it? And I have to say, this movie portrayed it in ways that were not as graphic and over-the-top as depicted in films today. It left more to your imagination, which only made it more devastating in its effect. At least that is how I remember it. And yeah, Duncan's death....

I think this movie is a classic.
Okay, now you've made me want to watch it again (yes, I have the DVD)!

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good." Harry Dresden (Jim Butcher)

Kelly of Water's Edge

Sep 28 2013, 12:14am

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One of my favorites. [In reply to] Can't Post

Great acting, great scenery (North Carolina filling in for upstate New York), and great music. The last fifteen minute montage is one of the most intense I've seen in film, from...what happens to Duncan through the final confrontation. Hard to watch, but epic, and actually an improvement on the novel in my opinion.

Tol Eressea

Sep 28 2013, 4:08am

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I agree, [In reply to] Can't Post

the changes from the novel to the movie made for a better story.

And the violence may be graphic, but it's not gratuitous. I don't like violence for its own sake, but this is one of the few cases where it's key to the story. Cora and Alice have to see some ugly things as they journey from Jane Austen tea parties to slaughters in the wilderness.

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.


Sep 28 2013, 5:42pm

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Iron Man [In reply to] Can't Post

For the 3rd time. Very cool movie and Robert Downey Jr. is great. Can't wait to see the Avengers!

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