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Old 03-08-2010, 12:12 PM
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My kids are 12 and 9 and I think I'll have them watch that [Princess Bride] this weekend. Friday they watched the original Escape to Witch Mountain, I enjoying seeing it again after being captivated by it as a child.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:25 PM
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Snow White, on TV this weekend. I definitely prefer the Wicked Queen character, though.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:28 PM
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Saw Public Enemies this weekend.

Johnny Depp is usually good, hard to go wrong with him (as long as it's not a Tim Burton movie).
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:53 PM
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Two come to mind (I can't remember which was actually more recent) - the last film I paid to watch (rental) was 500 Days of Summer. I loved it. The last film I watched just because I happened to turn to it on cable and got sucked in was The Marine. I don't know why I watched the whole thing. It was terrible. Actually, I found it hilarious....though I don't think it was meant to be a comedy.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:55 PM
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In the theatres, "Julie and Julia". I liked the Julia parts a lot, the Julie parts were so-so.

On DVD, watched "Frantic" yesterday. Nothing especially remarkable about it, but Harrison Ford and Roman Polanski do that sort of thing very well, so it was enjoyable. And the price of the DVD was lower than the price of the movie ticket when I first saw it in the 80's, so I can't say that I was gypped in any way.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:35 PM
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percy jackson and the olympians. it was terrible. (really, really, really terrible.)
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:40 PM
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Paid--Julie & Julia. Meryl Streep was awesome and Amy Adams was attractive.

Free--Year One. Jack Black is not funny. The scrawny kid, OTOH, was good.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:48 PM
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A Streetcar Named Desire. Seen it several times. Love Tennessee Williams. "I've always depend on the kindness of strangers"
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:52 PM
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i haven't actually watched the star wars series, but a friend of mine was hyping it up as the worst movie ever made. i wanted to see if his claim held water. after less than 20 minutes i had to concede that it did.
That's because like the first 15 minutes of the special is basically a conversation between Wookiees.




IN Wookiee.




With NO subtitles.




I mean, there is a reason George Lucas has said "I'd be happy if I could track down every copy of that special and smash them." This from the man who thought Jar Jar was a good idea.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:56 PM
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Wife and I watched Resevoir Dogs last week. First time we watched it, she couldn't listen to the song "Stuck in the Middle With You" for years afterward. I still want to know how Mr. White managed to kill both Joe and Eddie.
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