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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher;4101568;
    Immortal Beloved - This is a 1994 film that Netflix recommended to me. The premise is that Beethoven has died and in some letters left everything to a mystery woman he refers to as his "immortal beloved". Apparently such letters were found and the women portrayed in the film are ones that have been speculated as potentially being the woman he was referring to. The film was very well acted and had a great cast. Gary Oldman was outstanding (as usual) as Beethoven. Unfortunately I went into this film expecting it to be amazing (think Amadeus), and it didn't really reach that level. It was a solid film and since I knew nothing of this aspect of Beethoven's story, I didn't see the ending coming ahead of time.
    This is an excellent movie IMO. And I play classical piano so I had a unique view on it. Gary Oldman is maybe the best actor of our time, a real chameleon, super talented. Loved this movie. I think it is as good as Amadeus, really it is just different. I actually saw this expecting it to just be a cheap copy of Amadeus and just the "Beethoven" version, since Amadeus won so many AA, but it not at all, totally different and unique take on B, and I thought a great vehicle to display his music as well. 2

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    The Godfather - had never seen it before. Marlon Brando did an excellent job. Did not recognize most of the other actors until the end credits, as the film is 38 years old. Features Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, among others. Really enjoyed it despite its almost three-hour length.

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    Percy Jackson and The Olympians....I think this movie was aimed at a teenage audience but I liked it anyway.

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    The Green Mile - wow what an incredible movie. Don't know why it took me so long to see it, but it was fantastic.
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    Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges.
    It was good, but I was expecting a whole lot more.
    While I did think Bridges was very good in the role, I didn't think it was his best performance or all that worthy of the Oscar. I happen to really love Jeff Bridges as an actor, but the movie, IMO, really didn't bring anything that new or fresh to a very old plot.
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    Caught up on a lot of movies over the break...

    Despicable Me - This was really good!! I liked it from beginning to end!

    Shreck Forever After - Quite enjoyable. My fav part was the overweight version of Puss-in-Boots. He was hilarious!

    Eat Pray Love - Meh. I didn't like the book much, so I'm not sure why I bothered with the movie. I didn't like the movie any more than the book.

    Step Up 3 - Enjoyable in a "don't put much thought into it" kind of way. I generally like movies with lots of dancing, and this was no exception. I like the character Moose and I liked seeing the SYTYCD alums (Twitch, Joseph, Legacy) and the guy who plays Mike Chang on GLEE!

    Easy A - Not bad, but not great. I liked the main character, but it started feeling flatter as it got toward the end. I did like the "shout outs" to classic 80s teen flicks.

    Couples Retreat - Not very good. It was rated PG-13 but it was on the raunchier end of the spectrum covered by that rating. It wasn't the worst movie I have seen, but I wouldn't recommend it either.

    Pressure Cooker - Interesting film about a cooking competition for teens in Philadelphia that awards the winners scholarship money. It focused on one inner city culinary arts teacher and a group of her senior students who were competing. It was nice to see such a dedicated teacher who inspired a desire to achieve in a group of students who might have fallen through the cracks at another school.

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    "Pirate Radio"!!!! Loved it, loved it, loved it. Ahhh, true rock jocks taking to international waters when rock and roll was banned from British radio for more than 1 hour a day. What a fun ride with a crazy bunch of guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straycat80;4136607;
    Percy Jackson and The Olympians....I think this movie was aimed at a teenage audience but I liked it anyway.
    I liked it too! Of course, any movie that features Kevin McKidd as a god is all good with me!

    I've had several DVDs from Netflix sitting here for a while, but I did manage to watch Shrek Forever After and MAN, they should have quit while they were ahead. It was okay, but not nearly as good as the first two or even the third movie. It felt like they were grasping at straws for a plot.
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    I'm all Shreked out. I don't think I can watch that last one.

    Saw Winter's Bone this week - not a happy movie! Deals with a teenaged girl in the Appalachians trying to care for her siblings and demented mom while searching for her meth-head father. The ending was somewhat positive, but the whole thing was just heartwrenching to me.

    Also watched Twilight: Eclipse. I've watched all of these and have yet to figure out why on earth these two guys are obsessed with the sullen, boring Bella. And while Edward is a doll, I prefer my vamps to be non-sparkly.
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    Just watched the Changeling w/ Angelina Jolie. It got off to a slow start but I really liked it. A great story that touched on many different topics (LAPD corruption, serial killer, women's rights, mental institutions, etc.) I was completely engrossed. Thumbs up on this DVD!

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