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    Re-watched The Running Man. Still a great, relevant film even 27 years later and easily Schwarneggar's best along with Total Recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    We are watching all of breaking bad( Netflix) love it!
    Me too! I started in December and I'm around episode 34 now. Just into the beginning of season 4. It's funny, I actually started watching the show at the very beginning when it originally aired but I only got a few episodes in. My daughter was very young at the time, and the show was on at a very inconvenient time, AND I did not yet have a DVR. In addition, I couldn't quite see what was coming in the future that would keep me interested. Honestly, I got to early season 3 before I hit a moment where I thought "NOW I really want to see what happens next!" Now I'm in it till the end. I have successfully avoided all spoilers about the ending and plan to keep it that way until I watch it!!

    Sightseers - British movie about a couple who goes on an RV trip and things go awry. It's a dark comedy and I expected to like it, but overall it was "meh". There was one segment where the plot turned and the man got angry with the woman for a ridiculous reason and it was funny, but at that point I started expecting the story to go in a certain direction and it didn't. I thought the direction I expected would have been better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher View Post
    Me too! I started in December and I'm around episode 34 now. Just into the beginning of season 4. It's funny, I actually started watching the show at the very beginning when it originally aired but I only got a few episodes in. My daughter was very young at the time, and the show was on at a very inconvenient time, AND I did not yet have a DVR. In addition, I couldn't quite see what was coming in the future that would keep me interested. Honestly, I got to early season 3 before I hit a moment where I thought "NOW I really want to see what happens next!" Now I'm in it till the end. I have successfully avoided all spoilers about the ending and plan to keep it that way until I watch it!!
    I will finish season 5 this week I haven't seen any spoilers, I just heard the ending wasnt satisfying to some viewers. I don't want it to end.. Enjoy!
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    Just finished watching Horrible Bosses it totally sucked and I fast forwarded through most of it. I can't believe Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a 68%.
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    Bridegroom, rented at Redbox. It's a documentary produced by Linda Bloodworth Thomson with Kickstarter funding. Very moving story of a same sex couple and, well I shouldn't say much more. Very high Rotten Tomato rating. Well worth watching, especially for someone not comfortable with the subject. Just might change some minds.

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    I watched Bridegroom on (I think) IFC a few months ago. It had me in tears. Such a beautiful and then tragic story. I can't imagine how people could behave like that. I would like to believe that Tom's parents are ashamed of themselves (as they should be), but somehow I doubt it. Their behavior is the ugly part of Christianity. I thought the doc was beautifully done, but difficult to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcata View Post
    Just finished watching Horrible Bosses it totally sucked and I fast forwarded through most of it. I can't believe Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a 68%.
    Terrible movie. Really really bad.
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    Re: Bridegroom. We started hearing these stories here early in the AIDS epidemic. A real education for many in my area. We had an influx of gays because of the non-judgmental nature of the general populace, but we didn't know much about their grievous plights until AIDS hit and it was soooo local. I can remember that the first article I read about the "Gay Disease" was in my issue of the KQED magazine, the local PBS station magazine. Still just blows my mind it goes on so many years later. How can you abandon your child or pretend he is not who he/she is because you deny their natural, born nature. When my nephew came out at 16 years old, my sons were just a bit older. I was so proud of my kids because they never judged him or felt any differently about him. And they told him that.

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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - I saw this before the holidays and loved every second of it. I love spending time in Peter Jackson's Middle Earth and this time was no different. The movie could have been 4 hours long and I wouldn't have cared. Smaug looked great and was appropriately terrifying. I enjoyed the addition of Luke Evans tremendously ( a terribly underrated actor IMO) I cannot wait until the final installment of this series. Oh - and I saw this in the new High Frame Rate. Looks great - but eerily similar to old British television shows.

    Frozen - I took my 5 year old daughter to see this last Friday during a snow day. Excellent excellent movie. Wonderful themes of empowerment, being true to yourself, the importance of family and my favorite - you don't need a prince to save you or the day. I liked everything about this movie.
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    Don Jon. Nothing like I expected (I was told it was "porn", and it was so much more than that.) I loved it and am Joseph Gordon-Levitt's newest fan.
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