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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:07 pm 
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Has anyone seen the new Robin Hood? The reviewer in my local paper gave it an unprecedented zero out of five stars. I've never seen that before; as far back as I can remember, giving 1/2 or 1 star was the very worst insult they could give a movie.

Which now makes me want to see it, to see just how bad it can actually be...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:13 pm 
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I haven't seen it, but the trailer makes it look ghastly. And I'm saying that as someone who enjoys a good bad movie. This just looks meh.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:24 pm 
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There was an hour-long special on TV last night, plugging the new Mary Poppins movie! It just looks like SO much fun, I can't wait!

And, of course, the nostalgia will probably have me in tears!

If you've seen the trailer, you will know that Dick Van Dyke makes a return appearance as the son of the director of the bank, and at 91 years old, this incredible man can still bust a move! :love:

He says the movie and the cast remain true to the spirit of the original, which means there was a very special, warm feeling on the set between the cast members.

The special told several heart-warming stories I hadn't heard before. For instance, during the filming of the original, Julie Andrews took time on her day off to help Karen Dotrice (who played Jane Banks) do the song the children sing at the start of the film, where they list their requirements for a nanny.

Here's the official trailer:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:04 pm 
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yovargas wrote:
I actually ended up watching that last night. Viggo and Ali are both very good in it though the movie in general, while pleasant, is ultimately fairly forgettable imo.


Hmmm. Well, it would be one I would watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime. It did spark my interest in the Green Books, though, and I realized it was Viggo when I saw the trailer during Bohemian Rhapsody.


Al, I was waiting to hear what you thought of the film, too. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:26 pm 
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BoRhap up for Best Picture and Best Actor in the Golden Globes!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:37 pm 
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I haven't seen it so I have no opinion but that is a big surprise considering critics didn't show it any love.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Yeah, but the Globes always seem to be more the popular choice than the critical choice. I'm not surprised about Rami Malek, who could well get the nod from the Academy also. Best Picture is more of a stretch. I loved it, but its hardly art!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:47 pm 
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One of these years, I won't have to Google 83% of nominated artists, but it's not this year. At least I know who Rami Malek is.

I don't think I've ever seen Mission Impossible 2 before. It's pretty bad.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:06 pm 
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I am likely the last person on earth to see Shawn of the Dead. :doh:

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Nope! I've not seen it! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:29 am 
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I saw part of it. What I saw was funny, except for the zombie-movie humor where you are supposed to laugh at hideous violence. So not my thing.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:45 am 
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I haven't seen it, but it doesn't seem like it would be my thing, either. :help:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:51 am 
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Yeah, the honey wanted me to watch it so badly. I don't think I'll ever be watching it again. But it did have it's funny moments.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:58 am 
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That movie is so brilliant! But if gore bothers you than probably not one to check out. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:36 am 
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I edit medical books, including, not too long ago, a book on orofacial surgery that included how to reconstruct someone’s face after it’s been blasted with a shotgun at close range, or after they’ve tried to kill themselves shooting from under the chin up. There were color photos, step by step. I had to check them all against the legends and the text. After that, I just can’t laugh at that kind of gore; I’ve seen the after photos and it would be very hard to live looking like that.

Not judging, not at all. Just saying why I can’t handle it. It’s my experience, not anyone else’s.

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