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    Re: What Films Did You Watch Today?

    I saw "Bernie" the other day. Not sure if it's in wide release, but if you get the chance to see it, I'd recommend it. If not - for sure check it out when it hits Netflix. It stars Shirley McClain and Jack Black - who by the way, was fabulous. I'm not usually a big fan ("School of Rock" excepted), but this role was a bit of a departure for him, I think. He plays Bernie Tiede, a funeral director in the East Texas town of Carthage, who is well loved by all. He befriends the cantankerous (I'm being generous here) and wealthy widow Marjorie Nugent and....well, I can't say much more without giving it away..though since it's based on a true story, I guess I wouldn't be spoiling much at all . It's aptly described as a "dark comedy," and the true story aspect makes it all the more interesting IMO. The cast...which included some real East Texans who were around at the time of the actual murder (oops ), was very good. Matthew McConaughey plays the prosecutor - who has a bit of a tough time as Bernie is so loved by most of the townspeople. If you stay to watch the credits, you'll see pictures of the real Bernie and Margie, as well as a recent clip of Bernie.
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    I watched Goodfellas last night. It had been awhile since I had seen it. Now I remember why I liked it so much! I'm not much into mob movies, but this is a movie that just flows seamlessly and the use of music at key scenes is genius!
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    We watched Moneyball last night and really liked it. I love baseball and felt this was an interesting story. I had no idea it was a true one until near the end, when I had to look something up online.
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    I watched Fifty First Dates. It was loaned to me. I'm absolutely NOT an Adam Sandler fan & never would have rented it on my own, but I loved it. Drew Barrymore, on the other hand, I do like.
    It was funny, romantic, cute, & fun to watch. Watching how they dealt with her condition was interesting & often LOL funny. Plus it has a great & fitting ending.
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    Re: What Films Did You Watch Today?

    Just a reminder that Showtime has FREE Showtime this weekend on Time Warner Cable.

    Free Preview of Showtime on Time Warner Cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    Just a reminder that Showtime has FREE Showtime this weekend on Time Warner Cable.

    Free Preview of Showtime on Time Warner Cable
    Thank you for posting this. I have been wanting to watch the first season of Homeland and I just finished watching. You can watch it on Showtime on Demand this weekend. Awesome show, highly recommend.
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    Alas, no Showtime free preview on Comcast this weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Realitychick View Post
    Thank you for posting this. I have been wanting to watch the first season of Homeland and I just finished watching. You can watch it on Showtime on Demand this weekend. Awesome show, highly recommend.
    I hope you got the chance to record or watch Homeland over the weekend. I watched its first season when it originally aired and it was GREAT! I will have to get Showtime back when it and Dexter return for their new seasons. Dexter had an off season, but Homeland was fantastic.

    I'm afraid Showtime didn't air that many good movies over the weekend. Their series shows were much better.

    I did record Lars and The Girl. Great movie, but I've seen it so many times.

    The Baby Dance was very good. It featured Laura Dern and Stockard Channing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    I hope you got the chance to record or watch Homeland over the weekend. I watched its first season when it originally aired and it was GREAT! I will have to get Showtime back when it and Dexter return for their new seasons. Dexter had an off season, but Homeland was fantastic.

    I'm afraid Showtime didn't air that many good movies over the weekend. Their series shows were much better.

    I did record Lars and The Girl. Great movie, but I've seen it so many times.

    The Baby Dance was very good. It featured Laura Dern and Stockard Channing.
    I did watch the entire season of Homeland. It was FANTASTIC. Love it and will be getting showtime once it comes back in Sept. One of my fav movies is Lars and the Real Girl. Ryan Gosling's best movie IMO.
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    The Red Mill and old silent with Marion Davies. Marion really got a bum rap after Citizen Kane. She truly was a talented comedienne. I have only seen a few of her films, but she really shines in the comedies. Hearst pushed her into more serious roles that just weren't her forte.
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