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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

watched Adam's Rib last night.  So great!!

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We watched Fantastic Mr. Fox last night. Although I'm not a huge fan of seeing chickens killed, I know that's how nature works for foxes....and it's not real! I couldn't get over the detail necessary to do the stop-motion of the film--the characters and the props looked amazing. It just blew me away. The storyline was okay, but it's worth it to see the artistry that went into creating the film. Oh, and there are quite a few stars in this too--George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Mario Batalli. It's fun to pick out their voices.

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Just bought the Planet Earth box set on Blu-ray....I've been non-stop with earth documentaries and specials. Nature is just amazing. I've only watched one episode so far. The "Caves" episode is really awesome! 

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watched The Blind Side last night.  Forsome reason I wasn't expecting to like it, but it was very good.

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I really want to see Fantastic Mr. Fox. Tonight we watched disk one of a PBS special on Lewis and Clark. We're kind of boring like that.

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I really want to see Fantastic Mr. Fox. Tonight we watched disk one of a PBS special on Lewis and Clark. We're kind of boring like that.

I think your PBS special sounds good! I love PBS.

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Trying to watch "A Year in Provence" with John Thaw. I wouldn't go for it myself but it's a present from a friend. It's a particular type of British humour.

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Trying to watch "A Year in Provence" with John Thaw. I wouldn't go for it myself but it's a present from a friend. It's a particular type of British humour.

I loved that book, didn't know a movie had come out.
I watched Guess who's coming to dinner last night

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Last night I watched Where the Wild Things Are. It just didn't really do it for me. The visuals were amazing, and Max is a cool character. However, it just kind of drug on for me, with not much happening. However, it's only an hour and 34 minutes, so it isn't too bad.

The other day I watched Doubt, and it was all right. Meryl Streep is fantastic, as usual, but there wasn't really much of a storyline, honestly. I think it would be much better as a play.

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Trying to watch "A Year in Provence" with John Thaw. I wouldn't go for it myself but it's a present from a friend. It's a particular type of British humour.

I loved that book, didn't know a movie had come out.
I watched Guess who's coming to dinner last night

You can get it from the BBC website if you go to "Shop".
I bet my friend likes "Keeping Up Appearances".

I just bought a book about Thaw written by his wife after his death. I shall miss The Eyebrows.

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talking heads:  stop making sense

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I should get An Education today from netflix.  Looking forward to watching it

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We watched Fantastic Mr. Fox last night.

I love this movie! Anything Wes Anderson does is perfect. It was definitely exciting to see what he could do in a different media. I'm not sure this is a kid's movie, though, as advertised. I think kids will think it looks cool, but a lot of the humor will  be lost on them. I saw this in the theater with my husband and my sister, and at one point we were cracking up excessively, and a little girl sitting in front of us yelled at us and told us to be quiet. Of course, that made us laugh even harder.

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Last night I watched Where the Wild Things Are. It just didn't really do it for me. The visuals were amazing, and Max is a cool character. However, it just kind of drug on for me, with not much happening. However, it's only an hour and 34 minutes, so it isn't too bad.

Another kids movie that's not for kids that I love. It seems like people either love or hate this one. I'm a huge fan of subtlety and movies in which "not much happens." It's definitely more like a piece of visual art than a traditional movie. I thought it was very touching, but I could see how others would not like it.

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We watched Fantastic Mr. Fox last night.

I love this movie! Anything Wes Anderson does is perfect. It was definitely exciting to see what he could do in a different media. I'm not sure this is a kid's movie, though, as advertised. I think kids will think it looks cool, but a lot of the humor will  be lost on them. I saw this in the theater with my husband and my sister, and at one point we were cracking up excessively, and a little girl sitting in front of us yelled at us and told us to be quiet. Of course, that made us laugh even harder.

I agree--it didn't seem like a kids' movie at all. The existentialism was there for the adults, I guess, and the kids got to look at cool animals.

I understood the subtlety of Where the Wild Things Are (actually, not that subtle), but I kept asking "What are you going to do with it? Where are you going with it?" Meh. It was fun to look at. 

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That's kind of the way I feel about the new series of Marple and Poirot. You look at them, more than watch them. The cars, the houses, the period clothes, the way they capture the time. (If you don't notice that same blue motor in all of them! like my husband did.) The actors are (usually) good, though I don't think much of Julia Mackensie's Marple, preferrring as I do Geraldine McEwan's spice of elfishness to blancmange. But if you know the stories you just find them rather soothing as they evoke the England That Never Was.

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I watched Dr. Zhivago sat. night, all 3 hours and 20 minutes of it!!  It could have been condensed.

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Couples Retreat = awful

Pirate Radio = good, not great

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I also watched a british movie called Blow Up from the 1960's.  Interesting

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I watched Death at a Funeral. While I love British humor and it has plenty, it still didn't quite do it for me. It has a pretty good plot and the story moves along at a decent pace, and there are enough subplots that I was interested. It just wasn't as good as I had hoped.

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