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7 January 2013 - 12:53pm

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thought I would start this thread and see if anyone has watched any good movies from home recently.

I found a couple sleepers that I enjoyed....one was equilibrium on Netflix, an interesting sci-fi and then the Daniel Project a doc about endtimes, interesting.

On PPV i rented Loopers, a sci-fi time-travel movie which I thought was good.

I am bored with the cold and thought maybe some of you would have some suggestions I don't know

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7 January 2013 - 5:47pm
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I still want to see Machine Gun Preacher on Netflix. My sons said it was good. There is a movie thread here somewhere, and i know I listed some Netflix free to stream movies.

We did see Loopers recently.

Let me see what else I can find.

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7 January 2013 - 5:58pm
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I highly recommend the series Luther, which is on Netflix. It is a British detective show featuring the character Luther, played by Idris Elba (who played Stringer Bell, and American character/drug dealer, in The Wire). Luther is a smart, very emotional character, and the cases he solves are interesting and he solves them brilliantly. There are NOT enough episodes for each season (only two seasons and only a total of 10 episodes, but they said they would rather have fewer episodes with higher quality) and I am still waiting for Season Three to be announced. They are reporting only four episodes for Season Three, then a possible Luther movie, which I am really hoping for! To make things even more fun, Idris Elba is fairly easy on the eyes. lol!

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7 January 2013 - 6:08pm
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A few other movie ideas:

Muriel's Wedding
The Lincoln Lawyer
Old Alfred Hitchcock shows and movies
Panic
The Way of the Gun
Hugo
Melancholia
Biutiful (Subtitles, but worth it: LOVE Javier Bordem!)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
True Grit
Best in Show
Capote
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Not sure what type of movies you like, but there is a few to get you started. Smile

We watch a lot of series on Netflix and elsewhere, too.

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7 January 2013 - 6:15pm
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I hate when Netflix takes movies down. I watched a really good movie on there, searched to find the title on my "watched list," then tried to watch it with my son, and they had taken it down. Same with "Tough Luck" which is a movie with Norman Reedus with lots of twists and turns. It is no longer on Netflix.

Some series we watch and like:

The Office (American version)
Freaks and Geeks (they cut this show far too soon!)
United States of Tara (LOVE Toni Collette)
My son watches Dr. Who, but I just can't get into it, lol
Undeclared (Freaks and Geeks go to college, kind of, lol)
And I can always fall back on reruns of
Everybody Loves Raymond, lol

I also like any of the I.D. Investigate true crime shows. They have several series up. Sometimes we watch Pawn Stars or Hoarders.

And, yes, we watch WAY too much TV and movies, lol!

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7 January 2013 - 9:44pm
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If you like fun, quirky movies, like we do (among others, lol) here are some more suggestions:

Snatch
Being John Malkovich
Adaptation
The Man Who Wasn't There
Bartleby
Raising Arizona (LOVE the Cohen Brothers and this is a fun one if you haven't seen it already)
Barton Fink (more Cohen Brothers)
God Bless America
Clerks (Kevin Smith)
More Kevin Smith:
Chasing Amy
Red State (very different and commentary on government)

You can look up any of the reviews on Netflix, and I always follow by looking up on IMDB, too. IMDB is very stingy with its ratings so anything above a six there is good. Of course, I have enjoyed movies the critics bashed, so I don't depend completely upon ratings. I like IMDB's user reviews, too, which are about 3/4 way down the page and usually lists one user review.

I also like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

Let me know if you end up watching any on my long lists, lol!

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8 January 2013 - 3:16am
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I watched a documentary on Hulu (will have to look up name) about a guy who traveled across the United States simply by the generosity of people on Craigslist. He hitched rides with people going his way. The young kid had his computer and a cell phone. The cell phone was not to call home. He used it for calling Craigslist ads. He had no money. He went from Oregon to New York down to Louisiana, back through California, then home. He met some very nice, generous people along the way. He didn't always have a great place to sleep, and he did lose a lot of weight. I really enjoyed this one.

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8 January 2013 - 2:30pm
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Welcome back LM. We have missed you and its glad to have you back!!!!I am hoping everything is good with you and yours.

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8 January 2013 - 4:51pm
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Being an 80's kid, I appreciated the documentary "The King of Kong". It was a look at two guys going for the high score at Donkey Kong and proved to be VERY entertaining.

There are so many movies out there to watch. I know these are technically out in theaters right now, but I watched them from home and absolutely loved them: "Zero Dark Thirty", "Django Unchained", and "Hitchcock".

If you can get out to a theater or manage to get them at home check them out. All are very good.

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8 January 2013 - 7:53pm
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Django Unchained WAS pretty good, but wow, was that long. I saw it in the theatre with my youngest son. My two oldest went to Hitchcock together, and I want to see that one, too.

I am waiting for Argo and End of Watch to get to Redbox: I can't wait to see those two! My mom just saw Lincoln, and she said it was very good, especially the acting.

There are MANY good documentaries on Netflix. My son watched The King of Kong. Here is a list of 20 documentaries that are free to stream on Netflix:

http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/04/20-great-documentaries-...

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8 January 2013 - 11:05pm
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Wow you guys with all your suggestions I think I have my winter covered trying these out. Thx so much. Thumb Up Smile

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9 January 2013 - 1:41am
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Lol! I could watch movies and TV 24/7 without a problem or one twang of guilt. lol I really have to start READING more again. I have been thinking about that lately: out of the habit again, and I used to read every single night before bed, without fail for years and years.

Let us know if you have any recommendations or enjoy any of the suggestions! Smile

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9 January 2013 - 6:55pm
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premium rush and looper were great flix Smile

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9 January 2013 - 9:34pm
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I'm lovin' the Foreign Films @ Netflix such as:

Bride Flight (2011)
Sarah's Key (2010)
The Road Home (1999)
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
As It Is in Heaven (2005)
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Special Edition (1988)
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Pavilion of Women (2000)
A Room with a View (1986)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Lust, Caution (2007)
Mary and Max (2009)

Other interesting movies:
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Sweet Land (2005)

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10 January 2013 - 1:39am
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I love Mary and Max! Good one. Smile

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I watched a documentary on Hulu (will have to look up name) about a guy who traveled across the United States simply by the generosity of people on Craigslist. He hitched rides with people going his way. The young kid had his computer and a cell phone. The cell phone was not to call home. He used it for calling Craigslist ads. He had no money. He went from Oregon to New York down to Louisiana, back through California, then home. He met some very nice, generous people along the way. He didn't always have a great place to sleep, and he did lose a lot of weight. I really enjoyed this one.

I saw this pop up on the new Netflix additions and it is called Craigslist Joe. My sons and I want to watch it. Smile

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We are watching Craigslist Joe right now, and it is really good. But, wow, does he ever run into a "troubled" one, LuckyMe, if you remember the "hoarder woman" would is kind of kooky and healing her own cancer. She is waaaaaaay out there, and what a job for him. He is meeting all kinds of different people, that is for sure, lol.

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i just restarted my netflix tonight now im just debating on what to watch Smile

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I know. I always say that I can't believe how many movies there can be listed, yet I can't find anything to watch, lol. I am trying to figure out watch to watch next, too, while I have more reruns of Raymond on. haha!

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lol i just hate how some movies you have to get on dvd i love the streaming

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Yes, and you can't get DVDs anymore with no video stores, because Redbox is limited, so you either have to watch older ones on Amazon or buy them. I also get upset when I watch a good one on streaming, then try to find it again to watch my sons, only to find they have taken it down. That has happened a few times.

I was choosing between Butter and The Fighter, and I settled on The Fighter. I have started that movie so many times and not finished, so I will see if I can get through it tonight. I know it is older, but I have never seen it. My sons say it is good.

I also want to see Machine Gun Preacher.

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Another good movie to recommend for you, LuckyWalker, is Clay Pigeons. I forgot about that one when I made my list.

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yea the fighter is a great movie. but it seems on netflix more often all the really good movies are only on there dvd and not streaming drives me nuts lol.

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Yes, I am sure they do that on purpose. I used to get two DVDs plus streaming, but when I ended up watching movies through Redbox before they even came out on Netflix, I went down to just streaming. The rest I watch on Amazon or Project Free TV or Tube Plus. So, all I pay for TV is eight bucks for Netflix and 10 bucks to stream it to the TV through the X-Box. Works for us.

I am enjoying the movie. Christian Bale plays quite the character and Amy Adams is one of my favorite actresses. Great movie, so far, and I enjoy movies that are based on true stories.

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yea when they are based on true events it makes them more personal. i have to agree with you on that Smile

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We watched Switchback tonight, which is an older movie (1999, I think), but it was a pretty good movie and free to stream. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, and Jerod Leto:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119210/

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We are watching Craigslist Joe right now, and it is really good. But, wow, does he ever run into a "troubled" one, LuckyMe, if you remember the "hoarder woman" would is kind of kooky and healing her own cancer. She is waaaaaaay out there, and what a job for him. He is meeting all kinds of different people, that is for sure, lol.

Yes, I remember this lady. Her apartment made me feel claustrophobic even watching it on tv. What a mess to clean up in good health, let alone being ill. The kid was very kind, had a good heart. I would love to see more shows like this. I thought it was funny though that Joe didn't have any problems until he came close to where I live. That's the attitude that people have here that the cop had.

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LuckyMe, if you would like more like this, there is a series that people on IMDB were comparing this documentary to called, "Amazing Adventures of a Nobody." Not sure where you could find it to watch, maybe Project Free or Amazon, but it sounds pretty good. I haven't checked for it on Netflix yet.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0773258/

From the IMDB forums, many did NOT like Craiglist Joe for many reasons, especially believing people will act different in front of the cameras, and other reasons, but I really liked it. I think sometimes people just like to pick things apart instead of just sitting back and enjoying the ride. lol

Here is the description from the link above:

Amazing Adventures of a Nobody' is a documentary/factual entertainment TV series that follows Leon, the presenter, on his travels around the UK on just 5 pounds a day. The 5 pounds has to cover food, accommodation and travel; the 5 pounds reflecting the average hourly wage according to the Department of Trade and Industry in the U.K. Leon had certain cities he had to pass through and was only ever allowed to stay for 24 hours in each city. The 5 pounds could not roll over and had to be spent, with each morning being presented a new five pound note for each new day. The public could buy him things and he could work for goods, but was never allowed to be given money directly. The results were truly amazing, hence the name, with our "nobody" meeting some fascinating people such as Jack the lobster fisherman in locations as grand as Lord Glasgow's Scottish castle and as beautiful as the Welsh Coast.

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I still believe there are more good people than bad people in the world. I've seen the generosity and kindness of people. The tv and newspapers like to print or show all the bad stuff, but rarely do they show the good stuff. I know many people who do kind deeds for other people anonymously.

Thanks for the link Hope. It sounds like something I will watch.

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