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    We watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on cable last night. What a gem of a movie with a great cast...Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Dev Patel. It was funny and heart-warming at the same time. I haven't liked a movie this much in a long time.
    That one's in my queue right now. I taped two at the same time and ended up watching "The Five-Year Engagement" with Jason Segal. It had the usual Judd Apatow charm, and Segal is credited as a co-writer.

    "The Master," was interesting in that I don't think there's ever been a movie like it -- in style, plot or character. It's worth seeing just for that. It's by the same guy who did "Boogie Nights," which is on my list of the top 20 best movies ever.

    Did anyone see "How to Die in Oregon" on HBO? The title makes it sound like a boring policy documentary, but I found it riveting. The filmmakers focused on a few people who decided to commit suicide by doctor's prescription, including one who they followed through the course of her cancer.
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    The Master," was interesting in that I don't think there's ever been a movie like it -- in style, plot or character. It's worth seeing just for that. It's by the same guy who did "Boogie Nights," which is on my list of the top 20 best movies ever.
    I thought it was boring and hard to follow. Mr M fell asleep.I guess it didn't resonate with us, even though the acting was good . It got a terrible right up
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    Re: What Films Did You Watch Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoastmom View Post
    We watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on cable last night. What a gem of a movie with a great cast...Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Dev Patel. It was funny and heart-warming at the same time. I haven't liked a movie this much in a long time.
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    Oz: The Great and Powerful - Went with my 17 and 8 year old kids. My 12 year old also recently saw it, but went with friends before the rest of us. We all enjoyed it. I enjoyed the direction the story took and the landscapes were beautiful. For kids who haven't seen the original movie a ton of times, it would be worth watching before seeing this one. Both of my sons said they didn't really remember the original and wished that had watched it recently. I'm not a James Franco fan. He wasn't terrible, but I do think they could have found a better actor for the role.

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    I want to see this so bad. If I can't find someone to go with I'll go by myself.
    I've seen the original so many times that I know the whole thing, scene by scene, by heart & can probably quote over half the dialogue.
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    What Films Did You Watch Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher View Post
    Oz: The Great and Powerful - Went with my 17 and 8 year old kids. My 12 year old also recently saw it, but went with friends before the rest of us. We all enjoyed it. I enjoyed the direction the story took and the landscapes were beautiful. For kids who haven't seen the original movie a ton of times, it would be worth watching before seeing this one. Both of my sons said they didn't really remember the original and wished that had watched it recently. I'm not a James Franco fan. He wasn't terrible, but I do think they could have found a better actor for the role.
    I took a gaggle of 9 & 10 yr-old girls - most aren't familiar with The Wizard of Oz - to see it and we all loved it. My 13-yr old also enjoyed it and amazingly, so did my husband. Absolutely recommend it.

    I adored James Franco, though. I thought he played the huckster con man beautifully. That cheesy smile!
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    I would agree with seeing the original before it, my 6 year old has seen the original a gajillion times, and I think that's why she liked it so much!
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    The Hobbit along with all its special features and featurettes. Although I prefer the storytelling, character development, and immersion in Middle Earth to the endless battles, I love all these films and can't wait for the next two. I'm disappointed that it will take two more years until we can get them.

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    Re: What Films Did You Watch Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoastmom View Post
    We watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on cable last night. What a gem of a movie with a great cast...Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Dev Patel. It was funny and heart-warming at the same time. I haven't liked a movie this much in a long time.
    I watched it last night and loved it! A couple of draggy parts but overall, just a really nice movie.
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    Just watched Rock of Ages on HBO. Meh. Like Pierce Brosnan, Alec Baldwin should never ever sing again. Ever. I really like Russell Brand, but that kiss between him and Alec was scarring. There was nothing sexy about it. At all. It was just awkward and weird.

    Tom Cruise.....EH.
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