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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

Just finished watching Jennifer's Body (2009) for my essay in a literary/film analysis class. When I was younger I used to love horror films, but over the past few years my tolerance level for the gore and violence has gone way down. I cringed a few times in this one, but more than anything I laughed a lot. This definitely isn't your typical horror film. The director obviously had a message in mind, and she pardoied a lot of the steroetypical horror film tropes. I'd say it's worth watching, especially if you have any interest in feminism. Nothing like watching a flesh-eating female seek out her revenge on all of  mankind.

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I used to love horror films, especially zombie movies. However, I'm getting to where I am having a hard time stomaching them anymore. I still like them, but now I'm leaning more toward the less violent ones, or at least the less gruesome ones. I loved Zombieland and I like Shaun of the Dead, too. Sooo, I'm guessing Jennifer's Body would be a hit, because I enjoy when movies will break the 4th wall and make fun of themselves. Good recommendation!

I watched Up in the Air the other night, and what can I say? George Clooney. That is all.  ;)b

I used to enjoy very horror movies, but nowadays, what is now sort of the "norm" for horror movie is tortune porn such as Saw (I haven't dared watch any of the movies yet), Hostel (I walked out of the movie), etc. I just don't like watching torture scenes even though I know it's just a movie. I don't know if I died while being tortured in a previous life, but I can't stomach the idea, therefore, I don't watch them. It's okay though, everybody's got their own tastes.

I haven't seen Jennifer's Body yet, but I've seen Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, and I really liked those movies. Like you said, I like the fact that they definitely do not take themselves so seriously.

On another note, I just watched Everything Is Illuminated. What a beautiful story, it just captures comedy and drama so well. I haven't read the novel yet, but it's on my to do list.

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Just finished watching Jennifer's Body (2009) for my essay in a literary/film analysis class. When I was younger I used to love horror films, but over the past few years my tolerance level for the gore and violence has gone way down. I cringed a few times in this one, but more than anything I laughed a lot. This definitely isn't your typical horror film. The director obviously had a message in mind, and she pardoied a lot of the steroetypical horror film tropes. I'd say it's worth watching, especially if you have any interest in feminism. Nothing like watching a flesh-eating female seek out her revenge on all of  mankind.

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I used to love horror films, especially zombie movies. However, I'm getting to where I am having a hard time stomaching them anymore. I still like them, but now I'm leaning more toward the less violent ones, or at least the less gruesome ones. I loved Zombieland and I like Shaun of the Dead, too. Sooo, I'm guessing Jennifer's Body would be a hit, because I enjoy when movies will break the 4th wall and make fun of themselves. Good recommendation!

I watched Up in the Air the other night, and what can I say? George Clooney. That is all.  ;)b

I used to enjoy very horror movies, but nowadays, what is now sort of the "norm" for horror movie is tortune porn such as Saw (I haven't dared watch any of the movies yet), Hostel (I walked out of the movie), etc. I just don't like watching torture scenes even though I know it's just a movie. I don't know if I died while being tortured in a previous life, but I can't stomach the idea, therefore, I don't watch them. It's okay though, everybody's got their own tastes.

I haven't seen Jennifer's Body yet, but I've seen Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, and I really liked those movies. Like you said, I like the fact that they definitely do not take themselves so seriously.

On another note, I just watched Everything Is Illuminated. What a beautiful story, it just captures comedy and drama so well. I haven't read the novel yet, but it's on my to do list.

American horror is not where it's at. I do enjoy gore, though so the Saw movies really hit the spot (there isn't any sex in them, and little to no nudity if my memory serves me right). Foreign horror is definitely what's up. I love Japanese, French, Italian, etc stuff.

Watch these:

Them
Inside
Let The Right One In
REC
Infection

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I'm glad I'm not the only one. I used to love horror films, especially zombie movies. However, I'm getting to where I am having a hard time stomaching them anymore. I still like them, but now I'm leaning more toward the less violent ones, or at least the less gruesome ones. I loved Zombieland and I like Shaun of the Dead, too. Sooo, I'm guessing Jennifer's Body would be a hit, because I enjoy when movies will break the 4th wall and make fun of themselves. Good recommendation!

I used to enjoy very horror movies, but nowadays, what is now sort of the "norm" for horror movie is tortune porn such as Saw (I haven't dared watch any of the movies yet), Hostel (I walked out of the movie), etc. I just don't like watching torture scenes even though I know it's just a movie. I don't know if I died while being tortured in a previous life, but I can't stomach the idea, therefore, I don't watch them. It's okay though, everybody's got their own tastes.

So I'm curious... is it the horror movie genre that has changed or something in us? I always attributed it to me growing older and sort of changing as a person, but maybe the content of the horror genre itself has changed. What do y'all think?

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Something in the makers has indeed changed, and that's what has changed the genre. I notice this in detective fiction, too. The emphasis is no longer on the puzzle, the who did it and why. Now it's all about how they did it--the condition of the cadaver, and the technical details. Back in the 80's, "psychological thrillers" were the exception. Now they are the norm. Instead of working with the tried and true formulas, they feel they have to push the envelope to greater and greater extremes.

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SB - By Torture porn, I didn't necessarily mean nudity or sex with violence, I just meant the emphasis on the torture scenes which makes me, personally, uncomfortable. What can I say, I'm a wuss.  ;D But, I don't think these movies are necessary a bad thing, it's another art form amongst others. A lot of my friends are into this.

It just reminds me when I took the bus from Panama City to San José, in Costa Rica. They said that they were going to put a movie and boy, wow. They played this thai horror film which was very gory. Let's just say it starts with quite a bang, I had to start laughing, because of all things you expect to see in public transport is that kind of film  :). When you think that on my flight back, they showed Up, Bride Wars and several episodes of Big Bang Theory.  ;D Anyways, I had to watch because I practically had no choice as the volume was very loud. Let's just say it was confusing, a thai movie with spanish subtitles, but according to wikipedia, I seem to have understood the basis of the story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_of_the_Devil

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Bringin' up Baby

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We just watched Peaceable Kingdom. It gives you a lot to think about and it's great to show anyone interested in going vegan. I see my husband's been eating a lot less non-vegan food since he watched it!!

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NS: I think that we have changed, but I also think that movies have changed. I watched Poltergeist last night, and it is a 1982 horror film, and there were no guts strewn about, no decapitations, etc. but I still was scared. This is the same reason I like Japanese and Korean horror films. They're scary by suggestion.

We also watched The Counterfeiters the other night. Great, touching movie.

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I watched Woman of the yeara fewnights ago. Love Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy movies!

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We also watched The Counterfeiters the other night. Great, touching movie.

Wow, that's the first positive review of this movie I've seen. I didn't care for it much either... I found it to be dry and mediocre, at best.

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I have these at home from netflix:

The Graduate
Au Revoir Les Enfants

I, like lubi, am trying to make it through the AFI's top 100 movie list so my netflix queue is packed with selections from that list that I haven't seen.

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We also watched The Counterfeiters the other night. Great, touching movie.

Wow, that's the first positive review of this movie I've seen. I didn't care for it much either... I found it to be dry and mediocre, at best.

I know what you're saying. I haven't heard positive reviews of it either. People say that the main character, Sally, is unlovable and they can't connect with him. I kind of feel that's the point--not every single Jew who received despicable treatment from the Nazis was a saint--they were regular people, just like you and me. You don't have to fall in love with a character to understand that they didn't deserve the treatment inflicted upon them. I think that's why I liked it so much. It felt real. The character felt real, and we weren't asked to pity him, because he didn't pity himself. He did what he had to do, and he was unapologetic. It felt real to me.

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This is the next 25 movies in my netflix queue:

    Unforgiven 
American Graffiti
Sullivan's Travels
Psycho
City Lights
In the Heat of the Night
The Wild Bunch
A Night at the Opera
Platoon
Blade Runner
Doctor Zhivago
Bringing Up Baby
Swing Time
Sophie's Choice
The Last Picture Show
Do the Right Thing
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Red Beard
A Short Film About Killing
Duck Soup
Contempt
Seven Up / 7 Plus Seven
Cabaret
Network

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SB, let me know what you think of Au Revoir, Les Enfants. I saw it in French a looong time ago. I must find it again.

I love, love love In the Heat of the Night. Please tell me its the original with Poitier. If they make a remake of that I will just plotz.

"They call me MISTAH TIBBS."

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After reading sb's classy movies, here goes.... :)

Last night we watched The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, a collection of 4 seasons of the special. I LOVE the Halloween special, and I had seen each of the episodes on the DVD, but it was still awesome. Good memories!

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I watched West Side Story last night.  I'll go look up what my next 25 are in my netflix quere

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1. Sullivan's Travels
2. La Collectioneuse
3. North by Northwest
4. On the waterfront
5. Read my lips
6. The Cove
7.The best years of our lives
8. The Birds
9.A Chorus Line
10.Harper
11. Overnight
12. Out of Africa
13.Mr. Smith goes to washington
14.Three Days of the condor
15.The unbearable lightness of being
16. Gentlemen prefer blondes
17. The hurt locker
18. The strangle love of Martha Ivers
19. Rent
20. The Sea inside
21. This film is not yet rated
22.Maria full of grace
23.Bella
24.Seraphine
25. Mash

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SB, let me know what you think of Au Revoir, Les Enfants. I saw it in French a looong time ago. I must find it again.

I love, love love In the Heat of the Night. Please tell me its the original with Poitier. If they make a remake of that I will just plotz.

"They call me MISTAH TIBBS."

I'll post a review of it once I view it. It's the original (French), and I haven't seen it anywhere on dvd aside from netflix.

and In The Heat of the Night is also the original with Poitier. I think you should know by now that I'm a stickler for classic cinema. Remakes are never as good :(

After reading sb's classy movies, here goes.... :)

Last night we watched The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, a collection of 4 seasons of the special. I LOVE the Halloween special, and I had seen each of the episodes on the DVD, but it was still awesome. Good memories!

Which ones did you watch? I'm the biggest Simpsons fan you'll ever meet. My fav is the one with The Shinning, the one where the teachers are cooking/eating the students and the one where Homer goes back in time by getting his hand stuck in the toaster (which, coincidentally, are all on the same episode!)

1. Sullivan's Travels
2. La Collectioneuse
3. North by Northwest
4. On the waterfront
5. Read my lips
6. The Cove
7.The best years of our lives
8. The Birds
9.A Chorus Line
10.Harper
11. Overnight
12. Out of Africa
13.Mr. Smith goes to washington
14.Three Days of the condor
15.The unbearable lightness of being
16. Gentlemen prefer blondes
17. The hurt locker
18. The strangle love of Martha Ivers
19. Rent
20. The Sea inside
21. This film is not yet rated
22.Maria full of grace
23.Bella
24.Seraphine
25. Mash

highlighted the ones I've seen.

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sb: It had that episode--the teachers eating the students is also my favorite. Let me go look what else there was...

5: The Shinning, Time and Punishment, and Nightmare Cafeteria
6: Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores, Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace, and Homer3
7: The Thing and I, The Genesis Tub (one of my favorites--South Park copied it), Citizen Kang

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sb: It had that episode--the teachers eating the students is also my favorite. Let me go look what else there was...

5: The Shinning, Time and Punishment, and Nightmare Cafeteria
6: Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores, Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace, and Homer3
7: The Thing and I, The Genesis Tub (one of my favorites--South Park copied it), Citizen Kang

all of those are fantastic.

"Flanders stole your donut. Yeah. Go kill him"

andddd "YOU INTERGALACTIC HUSSIE!"

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