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New and a couple of movies to talk about :)

Just rented Gray Owl, Taylor of Panama and Evelyn -- yes, I'm on a Pierce Brosan kick. That said, I've seen stinkers (even turned off Nomad 20 minutes in it was so painful), but these 3 are real gems in their own way.

Gray Owl: not what you'd expect -- Brosnan in an Attenborough film to begin with -- so beautiful vistas and photography -- but also quite a respectable performance by Brosnan. Not Brosnan *as* a native american, as such -- but I don't want to spoil it for you, so I won't give it away. Suffice to say, Brosnan is actually more in his element than one might expect and this movie is well worth the time.

Taylor of Panama: "oooh, it's a think line between saturday night and sunday morning" -- and between the Good guys and the Bad guys. This one is over the line -- Brosnan as an agent that's gone bad with Geoffrey rush as the actual Taylor and Jamie Curtis in the smaller role of the Taylor's Wife. Quite a piece -- stellar performances by all involved and quite possibly one of the most disconcerting pieces I've watched in many years...

Evelyn: Not a traditional Brosana role -- but one he really puts his heart into. Out of work painter in 1950's Ireland whose wife ups and leaves one Boxer day morning with little warning. His children are put in orphanages (one for each gender) after his wife's mother reports him as unable to raise the children. His wife's father is his best friend. He must prove he's fit to raise children (one boy, one girl, name of evelyn) as a single father in a country that says he isn't. Based on a real life event, Doyle finally manages to actually get some of the laws changed in Ireland. Excellent performances turned in by Brosnan, the Father-in-Law, the Lawyers and the lady bartender. The children, especially Evelyn, are wonderful as well.

Can't wait to see what he's putting out over the next 2 years -- i think we're expecting 3 films in that time. He's shooting one now, in pre-pro for another and looking at a 3rd...

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So did anyone rent Annie Hall? If they did, did they think it's brilliant? I love Woody Allen, as you can see by my icon. I just think his ideas on relationships and human interaction are really great, and his jokes are hysterical. I also like Manhattan, which Woody himself didn't like. I just read that he offered the studio to direct another movie for free if they would agree to keep the film on the shelf. I really liked it though. If you haven't already, I recommend everyone checks out those two.
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Movie Weekend.

So I've watched a few movies this weekend and just wanted to share.

Under the Tuscan Sun: I would rent this movie again... I was really taken by the luscious scenery of Tuscany. It really makes you want to travel, heck, it makes you want to freaking pack up and move there. The plot sucked you in, well it sucked me in... I think this is definitely a pick me up movie. Okay, I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone just go rent it :)

200 Cigarettes: Everyone and their mother was in this 80's romance movie. This one made me laugh a whole bunch of times. A revolving themed I kind of fell upon was that everyone was just looking for someone type of deal. Typical but it works for this movie. Good stuff to watch with friends.
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Hi everyone! I am totally excited about joining this community :) I love watching movies as of right now I'm thinking about renting Lost In Translation and Under The Tuscan Sun. Has anyone watched either? I also can't wait to see 50 First Dates! I'll post more later... take care!
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Just joined this community because I really love movies. I have around/over 400 dvds, I believe.

So, do we just post movies we like & have others comment on them? Or does someone post about a certain movie and everyone comments on that and then so on and so forth? =]
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Hey. So my name is Joe, and I took over here. I always thought this would be a good community if people took advantage of it, so let's do that now. I work in a video store....(the worst possible one)Blockbuster. 5 free rentals a week though...so I'll try and keep activity going here. I think we should start with an easy movie that most of us have seen....Mainly because it was the last one I watched....Animal House. Simple, fun movie. What are everyone else's favorites in the genre? This is kind of a trendsetting movie. Let's get something going here.
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I know this is not coming as a big shock to you, but this community, I am sorry to say is dead, it was a very fun idea, but maybe it was just the wrong time, I will be closing the community, if someone else would like to take over and run it, please let me know, I will probably be closing it down this coming weekend.

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so i work in a video store, and i watch a whole lot of movies. i really liked the movie adaptation, but many of the customers disagree, i guess because it's a little too coffee shop for them. anyway, i'm wondering what everyone else thought of the movie. what did you think?

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