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I don't think many movies last year sound Oscar worthy. !2 years a slave? Sounds ok. How about Osage County? Nebraska? Captain Phillips? What if any are worth 26.00 for two at theatre.
I have Netflix now and am amazed at how many movies are not there - at least for streaming. I am in a cold snap like most of you, and movies are a solace-if good. I really miss blockbuster.
The kindle book version of 12 Years A Slave is 99 cents tonight on Amazon. AMC theaters is having their Oscar movie marathon in some markets. U pay one price to see multiple Oscarp nominated movies per day. Link has details.
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Hi movie watchers. I have had a flu and my PCAs didn't get paid. I have a new one who is mad at me, even tho the state payroll people/office lost the faxed timesheets. It happens. I sent Asus puter to Hawaii. Bro got it working- came back with no sound. New Ipad (bought with credit from Puter they could not fix at best buy is having flukey on off problems. Huge financial issues. I ask all your prayers as the more I pray and share my knowledge, the worse problems come my way. Especially during Lent. So I have seen a couple movies. I think 'American Hustle' was a good movie but not great (10 academy nominations.) I saw Silver Linings Playbok but was not paying attention. Maybe I can find it on Netflix.
Heyang, I did read Mockingjay, and thought each book got weaker, more predictable. I heard Philip Seymour Hoffman finished the movie before his sad death. Since Plutarch has a much bigger role, I was glad we will see him again. I really loved him as an actor and felt sorry he lost his addiction battle. He seems like someone who'd be a nice and very intelligent conversationalist if one ever met him.
My friend sent me 12 years a slave to watch on the computer. The preview looks very good. I just hope the beatings don't get to me.
I want to see 'The Booktheif' -has anyone rented that one? I also want to see the Jesus movie-not sure of title-still in theatres I believe.
I think 'Captain Philips' was excellent, yet sad as it was true. I read the Somali pirate character-forgot his name in film-it was a while ago I saw it-was only paid 65,000 for that role. Given his looks, I don't see him getting rich in the movies-I felt sad for somalians who had Ak rifles but no shoes-and was kind of aggravated that his performance-every bit as good as hanks who likely got 18 million WAS SO UNDERPAID. He gave a great performance. It is a very stressful movie to watch, very tense, but the leads were very believable in the tragic, true story.
I'd still like to see 'Wolf of Wallstreet' but it hasn't been on my cable or Redbox. I think it is not still in theatres. I didn't see Academy awards-just know 12 Years a slave won best film. Are there any true stories that are uplifting? We have new heroes from Sochi Paralympcs. I have the feeling that the one movie about a Paralympic hero will be "The Oscar Pistorious Movie." I wonder if he can sell his story from prison-I'm guessing-in South Africa to pay the legal bills. It would be nice to see a happier ending movie about one of the many Paralympic heroes from the Sochi games.
Any new movie reviews? 'Dallas Buyers Club' is a really gritty movie-I think based on true events. Anyone seen it? Matthew M. I think won for best actor.
I just saw August: Osage County and it just doesn't work as well as a movie as it does as a play. And it's the first time in a long while I didn't like Meryl Streep's performance. I found it very "actory"--one of those performances where you can smell the "technique" coming off the screen. Julia Roberts was better than I thought she would be (she's such a Star and not a great actress). But really, it works better as a play for me--more claustrophobic, more harrowing, more a real contemporary update of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Then again, I saw the Steppenwolf production of it on Broadway, and Steppenwolf is probably the best all-around theater company in the country. Definitely wait for the movie to show up on cable, but if Steppenwolf ever revives it, hock the kiddies and get tickets/
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Also saw Philomena, which was absolutely heartbreaking. My Mom is from that part of Ireland, and we're both huge huge huge Judy Dench fans. She is absolutely fantastic in it,, and would have won the Oscar except that...
...Cate Blanchett really did deserve the Oscar for Blue Jasmine. Now Woody Allen has blown very hot to very cold since the mid 1990s for me. This is one of the hot ones. Yes, it's essentially a rewrite of A Streetcar Named Desire, but Cate really is great and the rewrite works. Definitely catch it on cable when it comes around.
Of the ones you mention, Ankles, I most want to see Philomena. It sounds like an amazing film, and like you I admire Judi Dench.
Though I'm not generally a Woody Allen fan, I find it fascinating how many women have won Oscars for their performances in his movies. (And no men have, if I'm not mistaken.)
I finally saw Saving Mr. Banks and enjoyed it very much. It has a lot of interesting details about the creative process, something I enjoy seeing depicted in films. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are excellent, both singly and playing off each other, and Giamatti nails down a small but significant role to perfection.
Okay, I'm a case of arrested development: I really want to see Frozen.