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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

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Thought AC would get a kick out of this.  It's like netflix, but old skool.

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Thought AC would get a kick out of this.  It's like netflix, but old skool.

I was there!!! I'm looking to go again this summer. What a great show.

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Thought AC would get a kick out of this.  It's like netflix, but old skool.

I was there!!! I'm looking to go again this summer. What a great show.

Griffey and I are already brainstorming on a recipe for bootlegged Romulan Ale.

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I watched the foreign movie Tuesday After Christmas last night.  I had read an article in our local entertainment paper that it was one of the film critics fav movies this year.  I thought it was good, but not great.

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Sanctuary Season 1....meh.

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Watched all the Catherine Cookson series!! Top 3 favorites: Rag Nymph, Tilly Trotter, and Dinner of herbs. Now on to something different...

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Dinoshark and Dinocroc! 

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The Ides of March, very good

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Thought AC would get a kick out of this.  It's like netflix, but old skool.

I was there!!! I'm looking to go again this summer. What a great show.

Griffey and I are already brainstorming on a recipe for bootlegged Romulan Ale.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I don't know Griffey. But I love the Romulan Ale idea. :)

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My Bloody Valentine: Typical early 80's slasher. Pretty good.

Wicker Man: How have I never seen this before? This was so awesomely bizarre. Love!

Zombie: One of the best horror movies I've seen. Absolutely fantastic!

Poetry: Beautiful Korean film about an old woman who takes a poetry class. A bit long, but good.

Mother: Love the Hitchcockian vibe in this. And what an ending!!

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Midnight in Paris
just started the series The Wire

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Wicker Man: How have I never seen this before? This was so awesomely bizarre. Love!

This is my favorite movie of all time!  What ever you do, don't ever be tempted to watch the remake with Nicholas Cage.  It was so so so horrible!

Tonight: The Perfect Host

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Wicker Man: How have I never seen this before? This was so awesomely bizarre. Love!

It amazes me that you hadn't seen it yet.

Poetry: Beautiful Korean film about an old woman who takes a poetry class. A bit long, but good.

NU? So when are you going to see Three Iron? I really want your take on it.

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Yabbit, I've got it at the top of my queue but bumped a few things ahead of it so I can watch them before the Oscars and make my big predictions. I promise I'll watch it very soon so we can discuss it.

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One of my students has lent me The King's Speech so that will probably be this weekend's viewing. Colin Firth does nothing for me as a romantic lead, but everyone has said how good this is so I'll give him a fair chance.

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The King's Speech is good and Colin Firth nails his performance. Let me know what you think, Yabb.

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Better than I was afraid it would be. DH was even more wary than I was, so after an hour I said, "OK, we can watch something else now if you want, and finish this tomorrow" and he was like, "No, it's OK, we'll see all of it."
I did wonder if acquiring a serious stammer for a part could lead to problems later on for an actor...probably not.
It amused me to see Michael Gambon play the old king...after playing Maigret so many times, he finally got to play the corpse!

ETA: I wonder how older people felt about the portrayal of Elisabeth the Queen mother...she was considered "a national treasure" and the way Bonham-Carter played her was less than sympathetic to outsiders.

I do feel old, seeing stars of the 80s like David Bamber relegated to bit parts. No more than 6 lines. Next stop--extra.

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Morbid curiosity got the best of me and I watched the remake of Fright Night last night.  It was beyond bad and, not that this was ever in question, but, Colin Farrell still sucks sweaty monkey balls.

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been watching The Wire, it's really good, I wanted something to grab my attention like Damages did.  This show took a few episodes to get into it but now I really like it.

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Mansfield Park (1999). Pretty to look at, but not the remotest resemblance to the real book. Rather annoying, self-indulgent camera work in spots. Again Lady Bertram is portrayed as an alcoholic/opium addict instead of being what she was: a lazy, empty-headed woman who married for money in order never to do hand's turn for herself ever again. They skipped out all the most important elements in the story (including the single most important line in the whole novel, which is long) to make room for non-existent anti-slavery rants on the part of an unrecognisable Fanny Price. In the book she's afraid of her own shadow; in this movie she is a tomboyish hoyden who speaks her mind at all times. They had to sweep up the broken bits in the last 10 minutes with a lot of offscreen narration and still-shots, together with the repeated nonsense phrase, "It might all have ended so differently...but it didn't."

I wish it had, and then they could have called it something else. Because this ain't Mansfield Park.

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