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Hi everyone,

I thought it might be fun to list the latest movies we've seen including your thoughts and reviews if you'd like. Let's give them up to 5 CL stars. Oh and don't spoil an ending in for those of us that haven't seen the movie yet Silent

I recently saw a slew of movies. Most recently was SCRE4M. I can't say it was very original but I simply enjoyed seeing Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Ghost Face work together again. It's been 15 years or so since the first Scream. Crazy how time flies. Your typical blood and guts and usual twisted ending.

3 CL Stars based on the nostalgia alone.

Source Code was awesome! The plot was very original and not comparable to any other movie I can think of. Basically Jake Gyllenhaal tries to determine the bomber on a Chicago commuter train. The twist is that the bomb has already gone off and Jake is sent back in time repeatedly to find the culprit and prevent a future bombing.

4 CL Stars and not 5 because I was disappointed in the ending.

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Gee I don't get to the movies as much as I used to with 2 kids! Last decent movie I saw was the Social Network which shows how behind the times I am. It was excellent though, it didn't exactly portray Mr Facebook in the most flattering light. 4.5 stars for that.

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I recently saw Limitless. It was a very unique plot. I did enjoy it. I have to admit I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more of Robert De Niro in it. Even so, I didn't walk away feeling like it was comparable to anything else I've seen. The basic premise is that a man takes a pill which allows him to access his entire brain rather than the percentage we actually use. Oh the possibilities!

4 CL Stars from me!

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OK, it may not be the newest movie in terms of theatrical release, but I just got my hands on Tron: Legacy on Blu-ray and I have to say I am very impressed!

Simply put this is the BEST looking Blu-ray I have ever seen. The colors and effects literally had me saying "Wow" several times. I thought the story was good, not great but good and the inclusion of Jeff Bridges really tied everything together.

If you have a 1080p TV and Blu-ray player, you HAVE to rent this movie! 4.39 CL stars from me!

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I actually have the Tron blu-ray sitting here at home waiting to be watched. I'll have to fire it up tonight!

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24 April 2011 - 8:53pm
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I have to agree on Limitless, it was excellent. Yes, there are parts that could've been done better, but who cares! lol The movie kept my attention for two hours, and even after it ended.

Definitely a good recommendation!

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Well I didn't end up watching Tron, instead I saw Inception (told you I was behind the times). Excellent movie. I loved the ambiguous ending (although it was pretty obvious that it was coming). I like movies that leave you with questions rather than answers. 5 stars.

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Oh, then you should watch Limitless, Ed! Very similar concept to that in Inception, so there's a good chance you'll like that one, too.

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25 April 2011 - 10:45am
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I'm waiting for "Insidious" on Friday. I don't know why I torture myself with these scary movies. I hope it's a good one. I will report as soon as I know!

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I just saw "Just Go With it" with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. It was a cute movie and probably more of a chick flick. As a chicky i give it 5 CL Stars!!!!!!

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So how was Insidious Savannah?

I finally watched Tron Legacy and slim was right it is visually and audially (? is that a word) spectacular. But its a shame that its one of those ones where it looks like they spent $100 million on the effects and $30 on the script. I reckon the original while dated has a better story and some of the concepts in it were years ahead of its time. The highlight for me was the laser bike match.

I thought that "Bad Jeff Bridges" looked very weird, like they tried to make him look young but instead it just made him look odd in some way I can't quite describe. Anyway its definitely worth a watch on as big a screen as you can find but I won't be rushing to see it again. 3.5 chips.

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I've been having a difficult time dragging my bf to see Insidious. I'm thinking this is the weekend though Scared

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I am a movie buff, but I usually (well, almost always) end up waiting until they come out on DVD. My sons are big theatre goers, but Ms. Homebody here, loves to rent a good movie.

Once I get started, you are going to be sorry, lol. I have SO many movies that I would love to recommend. I don't have enough time or energy today, but I will be back and list a few each time.

Today, I would like to comment and say that I can't wait for the new Spielberg/JJ Abrams movie. The trailer purposely gives LITTLE to no hints and information as to what the movie will be about. I heard a review on the radio, the other day, and the host said he wanted to keep it that way, but that it was excellent, fresh, new concept, not "cookie cutter" or like all the sequels and remakes that there are may too many of.

All he would say is that strange events begin to happen after a train derailment in a small, 1970s town and a small group of young boys are video taping on the old cameras, much in the same way that Spielberg and Abrams videotaped everything when they were boys. The movie is called, "Super 8." If you have seen it, let me know what you think, but don't tell me anymore than I posted here, lol. I don't want to know! I may even have to break down and go and see this one on the "big screen."

My next recommendation is going in a separate post.

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Forgot to say in my above post, they are saying that "Super 8" will be the best movie of the summer, without a doubt. I am purposely trying not to read a word about it.

My recommendation for today, because I missed the opportunity during Lyme Disease Awareness month (and I was finally able to get those nasty viruses out of my computer and join you here, again!), I would like to recommend the following movie to EVERYONE and ANYONE, and please pass this on to everyone you love.

The movie is called, "Under Our Skin," and it will open your eyes and teach you things that will shock you, enlighten you, and possibly, hopefully, motivate you to fight for human rights.

If you subscribe to Netflix, this movie is now FREE TO STREAM! If not, you can check the website or viewings in a community near you or watch your PBS schedule throughout the summer for possible airings of this fine, brilliant film.

If you care about yourselves, your children, your loved ones and friends, you will watch this movie.

Excerpts and information here:

http://www.underourskin.com/

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OMGosh! Sorry for the double post. Connection timed out, so I hit the back button and entered again. I should have checked if it has posted, first.

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No problem Hope, double post deleted.

I've seen the ads fro Super 8 on TV and you're right - it left me baffled as to what exactly the movie is all about.

Under our Skin sounds interesting. Is Lyme disease the one that you can get from a tick bite? I'll have to look it up (no Netflix in Australia!)

I haven't actually watched a movie in a while. I've just finished watching the two series of the TV show Rome on DVD. Its a fantastic show, I highly recommend it.

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I finally saw Insidious! I was scared through the entire movie. Never a dull moment. A family moves into a new house and the trouble begins but is it the house?

4 stars from me

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CL-Ed, yes Lyme Disease is transmitted by tick bites, but there is now speculation that it can be transmitted in different ways. (Thanks for deleting my double post). Smile

The myth is that it is "difficult to catch and easy to cure," which could not be further from the truth. The movie is so enlightening, and I learned a lot from watching it. I had to watch more than once, so it is NOT a boring documentary. You can see excerpts by going to the link I provided.

I found it on my computer, and a "friend who is not me," lol, helped me get it downloaded into my computer, so there are ways to find it. Sorry, I didn't even think about no Netflix in Australia. I have to remember this forum has a diversity of members here, and lucky ones, at that, because most can play anywhere (I just signed into my Ultimate Bet - poker site - to a notice that said, "NO MORE U.S. Players." I think I had a few bucks left there, but nothing to be upset about, only a couple. Still, it is discouraging that we have these laws.

Another GREAT documentary is called "Young At Heart" about senior citizens who went on tour, singing rock songs to sold out crowds.

http://www.youngatheartchorus.com/

I watched both documentaries I recommended with my sons and my mom, so great for all ages (except really young children, because they wouldn't understand UOS or appreciate Young At Heart as much).

Insidious sounds good, Savannah! I was thinking I had seen it, but I was thinking of the wrong movie, lol. I get my books and movies all mixed up (watch and read too many, lol). I believe my sons saw Insidious and really l liked it. I will put it on my list!

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Has anyone seen the new version of "True Grit?" I did, and I loved it. Gotta LOVE those Coen brothers. In fact, I will recommend ANY Coen brothers movie. For the new, True Grit, they stayed close to the original. The acting was excellent: Jeff Bridges and the young girl actress definitely stole the show.

Other Coen Brothers movies, I will give five stars are:

No Country for Old Men (the scariest, creepiest, coldest villian ever in a movie: Javier Bordem!)
Fargo
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (I was obsessed with this movie when it first came out, and I rented it so many times that my sons bought it for me, lol)
Raising Arizona
Burn After Reading
The Big Lebowski
Blood Simple
Barton Fink

There are more.

On my wish list: Water for Elephants.

But I want to read the book first.

My favorite book AND movie of ALL time: To Kill a Mockingbird.

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I just watched The King's Speech last night. Excellent film! I am going to be watching True Grit on my next day off as I have a free PPV coupon for it.

I really wanna see Cowboys vs. Aliens when it comes out!

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I watched Star Wars with my (nearly) 5 year old daughter yesterday after she pestered me to let her watch it for ages. She plays lego star wars with me on the wii and she thought the movie was going to be about lego characters! I thought she would be scared but she was fine and is now officially obsessed. My wife is scared she's going to grow into one of those people who goes to the conventions dressed up like a jedi knight. Wife's quote "nooooo! she'll never find a nice boy now!"

Re No Country for Old Men .. I agree Hope that guy with the compressed air tank thing was bizarre, scary bizarre.

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I am a little late, but you can watch this movie, free, tonight and through tomorrow (June 13th).
Warning: this movie is a documentary that will most likely upset you and make you angry:

https://www.burzynskimovie.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article...

This movie is about a very promising cancer treatment that is not only being ignored, but attacked, due to money, greed, and red tape and Big Pharma's involvement with the FDA, etc. Very sad.

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The King's Speech is also on my list. Thanks for the reminder!

I have to start making my summer movie and book list. So far behind on my movie watching. Smile

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CL-Ed, that is too funny about your daughter and your wife, lol! My dad brought me to my first Star Wars movie, so great memories. Tell your wife that I turned out okay, lol. Well, at least not Star Wars convention attender. My SIL has a huge Star Wars collection. My sons had all the toys, but we did not save anything. Would be cool to have some of them now, though.

And, yes, Javier Bordem was the most frightening character in that movie. He is such an awesome actor. He is in a new movie I want to see, but I am forgetting the name right now (sorry, my memory is shot, lately). He can play any part to perfection!

Oh, and I absolutely adore Tommy Lee Jones.

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Here is the Javier Bardem movie I want to see next. It is called, "Biutiful." I will post a review after I watch it:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1164999/

In the previews, it looks very intense.

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Another movie I would love to recommend is another that I am obsessed with. I watch it EVERY SINGLE Thanksgiving, after everyone goes home. And even though I have seen the ending at least 10 times, I still cry while my boys make fun of me, lol. I am not a huge Katie Holmes fan, but she is perfect in this very touching, well-done film, that has another of my top favorites: Patricia Clarkson.

It is called, "Pieces of April."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311648/

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Oh hope, I have seen Pieces of April. That's a good one! I'm eyeing Mother's Day right now. That's a thriller type movie in theaters now where a few guys break into a house and keep the family hostage. But wait.... here comes mommy dearest. She's just as crazy.

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I saw Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz on Saturday night. It was hilarious. She is a teacher with no business spending time with kids. She drinks, swears like a sailor and you follow her on a journey to earn enough cash for a boob job. Very funny!

4.5 Stars from me!

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I recently watched Battle: Los Angeles. It is based on an alien invasion and the US military's attempts to thwart the invasion. Pretty much that is the only plot, and although the action is good, the movie overall is not. I didn't really enjoy it as it seemed every war and action movie cliche was included in this one.

Oh, the ending SUCKED too.

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LOL barbadosslim93,it was not your day. I saw shining several days ago, I know it's an old one, but I have not ahd an opportunity to watch it before. So it was scary, Jack Nicholson is just genius, but as for the plot... a bit banal... And I was more scared by the appearance of Jack's wife, rather than Jack himself....

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I saw the documentary Gasland the other day and its left me feeling disgusted. Seeing people able to ignite their water and having mysterious illnesses and farm animals with chunks of hair falling out is terrible. And as usual the people responsible don't seem to care as long as they make their money.

It was an excellent show though, I recommend it to everyone.

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