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Movies that you have enjoyed

Discussion in 'Pop and Chips' started by Pinga, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    I watched 100 Foot Journey at the hotel this past week.
    I quite enjoyed it -- good for foodies, and just coz i appreciated the acting and story line.

    What movies have you recently watched that you enjoyed?
     
  2. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    Watched "Chef" last night - terrific :) Also some food porn in it - but a great story too.
     
  3. Jon71

    Jon71 Active Member

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    I saw "Mom's night out" recently and LOVED it. I'm a fan of Sarah Drew anyway so I had to check it out and my wife and I both loved it. It's funny, sweet and Christian friendly. It wasn't doctrinal of theological so I won't say it was a Christian movie per se but most of the major characters were practicing Christians and living their faith as best they can so I think Christian friendly describes it. It's faithful but not preachy.
     
  4. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    Went to see "Gone Girl" this afternoon - well done. Twisty mystery involving some interesting, albeit immoral, characters. I read the book many months ago & mostly the movie is true to that story - Gillian Flynn is both the author and the screenwriter.
     
  5. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    Thanks for letting us know. I wondered about it.
     
  6. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    The last movie I saw was on the plane coming home from France in August (I mostly watch TV shows on Netflix though I have movies in my "to watch" list). That was "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", my first encounter with the quirky director Wes Anderson. By and large, I liked it. Excellent, well-used cast, wonderfully weird little animations for the various fictitious sea creatures, and an oddly affecting story about a legendary sea explorer (Bill Murray) having a mid-life crisis when a longtime member of his team dies and a young man introduces himself as the explorer's son from an long ago fling. You need a bit of tolerance for oddness and quirkiness but it's an nice little movie in the end.
     
  7. Northwind

    Northwind Still knitting. Singing when I can.

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    I was happy to see that Philomena was on TV on the weekend. I watched it and really enjoyed it. It is a story that needs to be told about the "laundries" in Ireland and adoption of babies.

    I recently saw "The Giver" in the theatre. We went in not knowing anything about the movie. It was awesome. It really made us think about whether a "comfortable" life with temperate weather and temperate emotions is really a good thing. I suspect there will be more movies to follow. I'd like to check out the book series.
     
  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Recently saw "The Maze Runner" in the theater. Pretty good. A bunch of teens fight giant spiders in a maze. I'll go see the sequel when it comes out.
     
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  9. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    Duplicate
     
  10. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    Wow, 3 times
     
  11. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    Make that 4 times
     
  12. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    obviously a re-run pinga :rolleyes:

    I've heard good things about The 100 Foot Journey - have it on my 'list'
     
  13. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    My son's brother is visiting your Canada for about a year's time. Currently he knows basic English, and wants to lark more. As part of his fixation, I will be taking him to see a movie once a month. That's how I needed to see the thank flick Maze Runner. Next thing we're looking forward to is The Hobbit. I think that comes out in December.
     
  14. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Have you seen the first two Hobbit movies (or at least read the book)? Battle of the Five Armies is actually a pretty late place in the story to be starting (though Lord knows how much Jackson has padded it).
     
  15. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    The first two? I thought there had only BN one. All, I didn't see the first two, tune, but I did radio the book, so I feel I'll be fine.
     
  16. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Nope, Jackson somehow turned a 200 page novel into a trilogy of 3 hour movies. Go figure. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    I sense disapproval
     
  18. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    Nvrthlss, I fl I'll undrstand bough, and gnashing if not, the important thing is to be closing my son's brother to the Nglsh language.
     
  19. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    Oh dear jae - I hope you're not tutoring him in writing Nglsh!
     
  20. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

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    (There was an artcl on fcbook today advocating that pool stop using the lttr E whn writing since other people would be able to discrn what you're saying anyway, or less autospllrs would be able to coerce the spllng of th words bug used. So, I'm just doing a little xprmntng tonight on that des.)
     

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