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    Default Seen any good movies lately?

    I can recommend two movies that might still be in theaters. Win-Win with Paul Giamatti is one of the best comedies I have ever seen. It ranks up there with Election as far as comedies go with really fleshed-out supporting characters and sharp dialogue. Plus, I cried a couple of times!

    I can also recommend The Trip. It's a flimsy excuse for a movie, but I haven't laughed so hard in ages. My husband cried at this one, but it was from laughing so hard at two guys driving and doing Rob Roy imitations.

    Seen anything good--theaters or on DVD?
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    Bad Teacher was hilarous! I've seen it three times now (three separate friends wanted to go so I tagged along). Highly recommend it!
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    Just saw X-Men a few weeks ago. It was fantastic. Great cast, special effects and story.

    Also saw Cars 2 the other night. Very fun and cute but not worth the money to see it in the theater



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    Midnight in Paris - FABULOUS!!
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    Go see "Buck" a documentary about Buck Brannaman.



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    Last movie I saw was Super 8, enjoyed it. And I do recommend Buck, saw it at Sundance.

    Hoping to see 'Midnight in Paris' and 'Tree of Life' soon.



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    I want to see Super 8. Not sure when it's out over here though.

    I just watched Devil on DVD. Wasn't as scary or gory as I expected, but it was a bit unsettling. I have Shutter Island to watch tomorrow.

    Ooh, and I finally saw True Grit. Love it.
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    Thumbs up

    SUPER 8.
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    Shutter Island is great, also recommend Inception - pay attention during both of them!

    I finally watched True Grit too, super good movie, poor Blackie though!!



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    Buck. Loved it. Really want to see Midnight in Paris, too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 View Post
    Shutter Island is great, also recommend Inception - pay attention during both of them!

    I finally watched True Grit too, super good movie, poor Blackie though!!
    Inception is awesome! I'll have to watch it again.

    Yeah, the Blackie thing didn't make any sense to me. <spoilers- highlight to see!> Surely, it would have been quicker not to ride the poor horse to death and then have to stagger the rest of the way? Wouldn't make such good drama though!
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    "Buck" the documentary about Buck Branaman. It was personal for me, having gone to a couple of his clinics years ago . And it was just about as cathartic as when I was at my first colt starting with him many years ago.I had to drive two hours to the only theatre in Colorado showing it but it was well worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearhunter View Post
    Midnight in Paris - FABULOUS!!
    I used to be a huge Woody Allen fan. Play it Again Sam, Annie Hall, Hannah and Her sisters--some of the best movies ever. But lately I just can't stand them. Even the ones that reviewers say are as good as the earlier movies, such as Match Point and Vicki Christina Barcelona, are excruciating to me. Maybe that's a bit much--I got through Match Point, but not Vicki Christina.

    So what's different about Midnight in Paris?
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    Took the kids to Mr. Poppers Penguins and loved it!



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    The King's Speech
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    I was bored silly by Mr. Popper's Penguins, despite liking Jim Carrey. Got around to seeing Get Him To The Greek, which was extraordinarily crass. I have a high tolerance for crass, but ugh.



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    The only things I'm really looking forward to are the comic book movies. Anything else, I won't bother with in the theaters.
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    We watch very few movies, but the other night we rented "MegaMind" (animated - Dreamworks) and we just loved it.



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    Transformers Dark of the Moon! I LOVE Shia Lebouf and Josh Duhamel; they are perfect in their roles. I shed a few tears during this movie. I did NOT want to see the first one, got pressured into it, and fell in love. Awesome franchise.



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    Had a movie weekend with my Mom Saturday and today. We saw Super 8 (fantastic!!!) and X-Men (also fantastic!!!). It really surprised me that my 70+ Mom really enjoyed X-Men. She had never seen any of the previous ones. Now she is determined to rent them on Net Flix.



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