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I have BBC's Persuasion on, but I can't really get into. I've heard thought that BBC's Sense & Sensibility is good. Of course I"ve watched the Ang Lee Emma Thompson version which is superb... I may get it this week to see  :P

Last night I watched Amelie, and I LOVED it! I felt like I was in a dream the whole time, being swept from idea to idea. She was such a likable character, and I could sympathize with her on many levels. Also, the guy with the big nose (I can't remember his name! With the picture book) looks like my roommate in college, so I liked him immediately!

Matthieu Kassowitz. Yumbles.

I love Amelie and watch it about 4 times a year. If you can listen to the director's commentary do so. He had to wait 10 yrs to make that film his own way; Sony (I think) originally offered to finance it but wanted him to change so much he said no and waited till he could do it his way. Well worth the wait.

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sunday I watched the original Diablique, and monday night I watched Up in the air.  Both, very good.

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Last night we watched Idiocracy, and while the premise for the movie is somewhat comical, the actual idea is funnier than the movie. I might've giggled a couple of times, but it was kind of sad, more than anything. The not-so-bright future sometimes seems like it's already here, in podunk, Indiana.

That movie is AWFUL!
I love Luke Wilson, but come on!

Whoops, you misspelled AWESOME! That has to be the case, right? ;) I can sympathize with the "little sad" vibe, though.

haha.  I'm pretty much not in to movies but we watched this a few years ago, and went more with awesome than awful.  Or at least, amusing : )

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Last night I watched Amelie, and I LOVED it! I felt like I was in a dream the whole time, being swept from idea to idea. She was such a likable character, and I could sympathize with her on many levels. Also, the guy with the big nose (I can't remember his name! With the picture book) looks like my roommate in college, so I liked him immediately!

Matthieu Kassowitz. Yumbles.

I love Amelie and watch it about 4 times a year. If you can listen to the director's commentary do so. He had to wait 10 yrs to make that film his own way; Sony (I think) originally offered to finance it but wanted him to change so much he said no and waited till he could do it his way. Well worth the wait.

That sounds really interesting. It does seem like the kind of movie that a studio would try to change to make more mainstream. And that's what's fabulous about it--it's not.

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Anime nerds - to me!

So I just got done watching Gonkutsuo... an anime adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. On one hand it took a lot of questionable liberties witht he story... on the other hand, it was a blast to see what they would do next. Anyone else caught this one? What do you think?

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I watched Food Inc. last night.  Very scary!!

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I watched Food Inc. last night.   Very scary!!

Like "The World According to Monsanto" I found it so distressing I couldn't sit through all of it.

"By burying its head in the sand, the ostrich at least wishes to communicate the impression that its head is the most important part of it..." (Katherine Mansfield)

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I watched Food Inc. last night.  Very scary!!

Like "The World According to Monsanto" I found it so distressing I couldn't sit through all of it.

I haven't seen that yet but Capture recommended it.  I'm not sure I can handle much more though!!!

"By burying its head in the sand, the ostrich at least wishes to communicate the impression that its head is the most important part of it..." (Katherine Mansfield)

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Totally want to watch Food Inc.

I just finished watching The Cove and am of course sad and mad. I hope that the film manages to do some good and get the dolphin killings stopped.  :-\

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Oh, how I loved Amelie. Lovely movie.

I'm on Spring Break this week, so I've made several trips to the local library for DVDs and watched a few movies available online on Netflix. It's been nice to finally have the time to catch up on movies I've been wanting to watch for ages.

- Harvey (1950): Great movie. I have a friend who has been urging me to watch this forever. I haven't seen a lot of the "classics", especially the black and white films from the 1950s, but this was probably the best I've seen from that era. Highly recommended! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042546/

- Juno: It seemed like everyone had seen this except me. Now I know what these people meant when they said it was an intelligent comedy. I was impressed. It was actually better than I expected.

- Up In the Air: I usually hate romantic comedies, so I was pretty skeptical going into this one. After watching the Golden Globes, however, my curiosity got the best of me and I went ahead and rented it. I was really surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Obviously Clooney is always a treat to watch, but I loved that this romantic comedy deviated a little bit from the cliche, predictable plot I've grown to loathe in typical "chick flicks". Another two thumbs up! ;)b

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Most of you are going to read this and go "Well, Duh!" but I needed to post it anyway.

Last night we "watched" Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day and it was the worst movie I've ever seen.  Not that the first one was exactly cerebral, but my boyfriend has testosterone and liked it, so he wanted to see the second one. I don't know if it had a different director or what, but it was absolutely terrible. It was like watching a b-grade movie. The acting was worse, the lighting seemed worse, everything was just awful. And the "storyline" was just terrible. My boyfriend couldn't even watch it, and he fast-forwarded through it to the end. He hated it, I didn't watch it, and I wasted a NetFlix choice on it! Don't even waste your time! Terrible, awful movie.

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Oh, how I loved Amelie. Lovely movie.

- Harvey (1950): Great movie. I have a friend who has been urging me to watch this forever. I haven't seen a lot of the "classics", especially the black and white films from the 1950s, but this was probably the best I've seen from that era. Highly recommended! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042546/

-- Up In the Air: I usually hate romantic comedies, so I was pretty skeptical going into this one. After watching the Golden Globes, however, my curiosity got the best of me and I went ahead and rented it. I was really surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Obviously Clooney is always a treat to watch, but I loved that this romantic comedy deviated a little bit from the cliche, predictable plot I've grown to loathe in typical "chick flicks". Another two thumbs up! ;)b

I love Harvey too. But I always wonder what is up with Elwood's sister's hands. She looks like she's wearing gloves when she's not.

Is this what you mean by the predictable plot, NS?

--Boy meets Girl
--Boy likes Girl, but Girl finds Boy obnoxious (or vice versa)
--Whoever is doing the liking fights their feelings by trying to be obnoxious
--There is a silly, embarassing (for the audience) misunderstanding that any thinking being could clear up with one question but which carries on for 45 minutes
--Someone else (usually a child or dog) reveals all and clears up the misunderstanding in the last 15 minutes
--Love reigns supreme and the final kiss dissolves into "happily ever after."

Yeah. Vomit.

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You know what gets me about happily ever after? What happens when they get home and the real world hits them? Life doesn't stop just because you've gotten that kiss and triumphed over your differences. I always think that those movies need a sequel, where the couple are older, fatter, and fighting over bills. Yeah, we'd like to think the world is about that kiss with music, but how realistic can that ever be?

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You know what gets me about happily ever after? What happens when they get home and the real world hits them? Life doesn't stop just because you've gotten that kiss and triumphed over your differences. I always think that those movies need a sequel, where the couple are older, fatter, and fighting over bills. Yeah, we'd like to think the world is about that kiss with music, but how realistic can that ever be?

So true! I have enjoyed watching You've Got Mail, but I can't stop that little voice in the back of my mind saying, "How can she love him when she finds out he has been lying to her and playing mindgames, ie manipulating her, by making her think he's someone he's not?" It's not like she was going to get her bookshop back, or anything like that.

True love is when it's 3 AM and you've got food poisoning and it's everything up, everything down...both at once. And the love of your life goes out and FINDS a doctor to help. At that hour. And somehow convinces said doctor to make a housecall...to a hotel...in a city not our own. And then after holding your head and wiping up the mess, says, "I wish I could have this, so you didn't have to."

Never see that in a rom-com.

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Oh, how I loved Amelie. Lovely movie.

- Harvey (1950): Great movie. I have a friend who has been urging me to watch this forever. I haven't seen a lot of the "classics", especially the black and white films from the 1950s, but this was probably the best I've seen from that era. Highly recommended! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042546/

-- Up In the Air: I usually hate romantic comedies, so I was pretty skeptical going into this one. After watching the Golden Globes, however, my curiosity got the best of me and I went ahead and rented it. I was really surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Obviously Clooney is always a treat to watch, but I loved that this romantic comedy deviated a little bit from the cliche, predictable plot I've grown to loathe in typical "chick flicks". Another two thumbs up! ;)b

Is this what you mean by the predictable plot, NS?

--Boy meets Girl
--Boy likes Girl, but Girl finds Boy obnoxious (or vice versa)
--Whoever is doing the liking fights their feelings by trying to be obnoxious
--There is a silly, embarassing (for the audience) misunderstanding that any thinking being could clear up with one question but which carries on for 45 minutes
--Someone else (usually a child or dog) reveals all and clears up the misunderstanding in the last 15 minutes
--Love reigns supreme and the final kiss dissolves into "happily ever after."

Yeah. Vomit.

Exactly. Insert (Audience feels like CRAP inside for those forty-five minutes while the misunderstanding is resolved) in there somewhere as well. I'm far too think-y for these movies. The "happily ever after" moment always morphs into a "happily never-gonna-happen" moment for me.

I can usually turn that inner-commentary off and just let myself get lost in films, but for some reason I can't in chick flicks. I'm sitting there thinking... yea right, that chick would so be screwed in real life. Quit trying to spoon feed me paternalistic-knight-in-shining-armor love stories, mass media; I don't buy it!

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You know what gets me about happily ever after? What happens when they get home and the real world hits them? Life doesn't stop just because you've gotten that kiss and triumphed over your differences. I always think that those movies need a sequel, where the couple are older, fatter, and fighting over bills. Yeah, we'd like to think the world is about that kiss with music, but how realistic can that ever be?

So true! I have enjoyed watching You've Got Mail, but I can't stop that little voice in the back of my mind saying, "How can she love him when she finds out he has been lying to her and playing mindgames, ie manipulating her, by making her think he's someone he's not?" It's not like she was going to get her bookshop back, or anything like that.

True love is when it's 3 AM and you've got food poisoning and it's everything up, everything down...both at once. And the love of your life goes out and FINDS a doctor to help. At that hour. And somehow convinces said doctor to make a housecall...to a hotel...in a city not our own. And then after holding your head and wiping up the mess, says, "I wish I could have this, so you didn't have to."

Never see that in a rom-com.

Wow. That IS true love. I'd watch that movie!

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I watched He's just not that into you last night.  It was cute

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Recently, we watched Food, Inc and I saw A Single Man with a friend.

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We watched This is Spinal Tap last night. It was clever and definitely worth watching.

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watched Precious saturday night.  What a movie!

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