Good movies ????

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Old 05-30-08, 10:43 AM
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Good movies ????

Anyone seen any good movies lately?
ok-some not so good
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Old 05-30-08, 03:12 PM
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Second Hand Lion, with Robert Duvall and Michael Caine. Really refreshing. Not new, but Purgatory had a good twist.
 
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Anything with Duval is bound to be a good movie. 2nd Hand Lions is no exception.

I just watched Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks. US/CIA involvement in Afghanistan opposing the Russians. IMO like Duval, a movie with Hanks is worth watching.

Others -

There Will Be Blood
No Country for Old Men
 
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Old 05-30-08, 07:38 PM
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I agree on Hanks, too. Just finished watching Gump for the hundredth time. Ooh, CW, you would like Pure Country, here again, not new, but wholesome entertainment. Isabel Glasser's stare and smile would melt 440 stainless. I just put Charlie Wilson's War in my queue in Netflix, thanks.
 
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Shrek 3 , like them all
 
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Pure Country-Leslie Warren deserves a stare or two.............
 
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College daughter just saw "Wall-e" with bunch of her friends over the weekend and they all thought it was good.
 
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Charlie Wilson's War - I fell asleep. Not sure if it was b/c of the movie or if I was tired.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
10,000 B.C.
Untraceable (i love Diane Lane)
Dan in Real Life
I Am Legend
Gone Baby Gone

Girly girl movies:
27 Dresses
Enchanted
 
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Good movies ????

"Wish Bucket - I think that is the name. - Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Not realistic, but possible and very entertaining.

When I want another good movie, I just put in my well-worn copy of Ghandi. I still have not found the guy in the million people at the burial/cremation that was wearing Nikes. I did find the cellular tower in the far backgound of one scene.

My friends in India thought it was too short(?), but thought was better for the part than an Indian.

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"Bucket List"
I had my eye on that one too and I love Nicholson but haven't seen any recent good movies from him lately so I was hesitant.
 
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Yeah, Bucket List, that was good. I don't know, Dick, we might just luck out and be able to to something like that.
Worth thinking on. And, Ghandi was a great one, and Ben Kingsley did an excellent job portraying the part. Can you imagine putting your body through all that for a movie?
 
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Anybody see the new Rambo movie?
I realy liked it.
It illustrates the real violence that's going on in Burma today.

Exteme graphic violence if you like that sort of thing.

Missionary's from the States go there to help the people.....food, medicine, bible........and they get in deep trouble with Burmese bad guys and of course Sly saves the day.
 
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Oh yeah... saw that too. Good movie. I think I liked it more (just like the Indiana Jones' new one) b/c I was amazed how great Mr. Stallone and Mr. Ford looked as I figured they've somewhat "aged" since the last movie. Not only that but Mr. Stallone was buffed out! They looked great.
 
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The movie "PI"
Using a supercomputer, a guy looks for the 216-digit-long number sequence for the real name of God.
You'll have trouble sleeping after this one.
 
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and this thing tells me that the movie title is too short of a message. Geesh.
 
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Old 07-15-08, 10:49 AM
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Thumbs up i like.......

"Derailed" with Jennifer Aniston. i was channel surfing one day and just happened to stop on this movie in progress. i don't think i missed too much but i can't wait to see it again from the very beginning. i thought it was super good! i'd give it an A.

one of my old favorites is "Defending Your Life" with Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep. cute movie that has seriously changed the way i think about death. A+

"Planes, Trains & Automobiles" with Steve Martin & John Candy (especially good around Thanksgiving). A++

"When Harry Met Sally" - Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan - A++

"Regarding Henry" with Harrison Ford & Annette Bening.......ANYTHING with Harrison Ford, for that matter!!!

the "I see dead people" movie.......... (what the heck was the name of that???? ) A+++++++++++++++
 
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if nobody has mentioned it;

A Beautiful Mind. It plays like a fictional story but realizing it is based upon a real man and his life makes it quite amazing.
 
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Another great story line was Life as a House, with Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas.
 
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"Derailed" with Jennifer Aniston. i was channel surfing one day and just happened to stop on this movie in progress. i don't think i missed too much but i can't wait to see it again from the very beginning. i thought it was super good! i'd give it an A.

one of my old favorites is "Defending Your Life" with Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep. cute movie that has seriously changed the way i think about death. A+

"Planes, Trains & Automobiles" with Steve Martin & John Candy (especially good around Thanksgiving). A++

"When Harry Met Sally" - Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan - A++

"Regarding Henry" with Harrison Ford & Annette Bening.......ANYTHING with Harrison Ford, for that matter!!!

the "I see dead people" movie.......... (what the heck was the name of that???? ) A+++++++++++++++
The 6th Sense--Bruce Willis
 
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Old 07-15-08, 10:52 PM
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One of the few movies I've seen that in the last couple years that I enjoyed from begining to end is "I am Legend". That was a very neat show.
 
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Just saw "Wall-e" the other night with the gang - good flick. The Pixar stuff is usually first-rate and the short features that go with them are usually worth the ticket price by themselves.
 
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Old 07-16-08, 09:33 AM
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THE SIXTH SENSE!!!! YESS!!!!

THANK YOU!

that's been bugging me this whole time! i can NEVER remember the name of that movie! but i aways remember "...i see dead people..." they should've name it THAT!!!

this thread is great - i've jotted down all these titles. hubby & i haven't gone to the movies hardly in 9 years (since kids) and when he does bring home a video, it's something stupid with Will Ferrell!!!! i keep telling him, there HAS TO BE something better on the video store shelves than bonehead flicks! we've missed 9 years of great movies, and he brings home the worst ones made!

so, thanks!
 
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When we pick up a movie (it's always "we") we each get a choice. Last week it was "There Will Be Blood" - my choice and "27 Dresses" - her choice. Obviously we have different tastes in movie content. One thing we do agree on tho' - Will Farrell movies are unwatcheable.

Yeah, I watched 27 Dresses. It was OK.
 
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One great old-school movie is the Repo Man, Emilio Estevez's first movie. It was directed by one of the Monkees. It came out in '84.
 
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He Was A Quiet Man--Christian Slater. A little different from the usual Hollywood garbage,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
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Old 08-31-08, 02:37 PM
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if you like scifi Iron man was good. best movie in years was second hand lions. next favorite was romancing the stone. laughed pretty good at rv. have heard that wild hogs was good. but haven't seen it.

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I'm usually a "wait for cable" guy...rarely go to theaters.

The other day I saw Transformers and was impressed.Nowhere near as "kiddie" as I thought it might be.It was actually a pretty good movie.

Just saw that the last of the "Bourne" movies is coming to cable in just a few days I think.The other two were really great so I'm looking forward to it.
 
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Shawshank redemption, Titanic, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Rainman, Facing the Giants, Pay it Forward, Cars, Vantage Point, the first 3 Alien movies, Lethal Weapon, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Hunt for Red October, The War...

Some of the faves on my list.
 
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