Gosford Park

For those of you who enjoy Downton Abbey, this was the movie that inspired the Masterpiece Classic series.
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Originally posted by Ed Bowers [i.e. FlWino]:
The Last Waltz

Did you ever notice Neil Young's cocaine booger that Scorsese attempted to remove by optically manipulating the film?
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Originally posted by Rothko:
Gosford Park

For those of you who enjoy Downton Abbey, this was the movie that inspired the Masterpiece Classic series.

Not the TV series "Upstairs/Downstairs" which always seemed the obvious influence? Or not, as the creator of DA Julian Fellowes has said himself, the book "To Marry an English Lord," by Gail MacColl and Carol Wallace?

FWIW I always thought that Gosford Park (78 pts) was created by mixing "Upstairs/Downstairs" with a touch of the old English style mysteries.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Trouble with the Curve


I really enjoyed that movie. Eastwood is REALLY getting up there in age.
Pitch Perfect - I'm not a fan of musicals, but this was very witty and the music was good. Screenplay by a 30 Rock alum and produced by Elizabeth Banks. Think Glee with 30 Rock edge.
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Pitch Perfect - I'm not a fan of musicals, but this was very witty and the music was good. Screenplay by a 30 Rock alum and produced by Elizabeth Banks. Think Glee with 30 Rock edge.

I've heard only good things about it. Must check it out...
42

Not a fantastic movie, but a great story. For sure Jackie Robinson was one of the huge transformational persons in the last 75 yrs.
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42

Not a fantastic movie, but a great story. For sure Jackie Robinson was one of the huge transformational persons in the last 75 yrs.


+1 Mr. Robinson endured much more than is possible to convey in a film of about three years of his life. Great story.
Alex Cross -- Pretty Bad

Every Little Step -- Very interesting documentary on the casting process for the revival of "A Chorus Line" weaved with the history of the first production and Michael Bennett's life. I've never seen either a stage version or the movie of "A Chorus Line" (actually, I might have seen a little bit of the movie), but still found it very interesting and will have to add the movie to my queue.
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Five Easy Pieces. Seemed a bit choppy in the beginning.


Now that is a movie I have not thought of in a very longtime.
As the result of a FB group discussion, I watched "The Sweeney" a movie based on a '70s English TV series that I loved. So a trip down Memory Lane.
Except I could only understand about one half of what was said. Think I've been gone to long. Confused
Snow White and the Huntsman
Going the Distance

Wasn't expecting too much from either of these films, but I actually liked Snow White more than I thought I might. On the other hand, the second film was terrible.
The Avengers - I think this made a billion dollars. Those numbers are impressive. That's the only positive thing I can come up with.

The Campaign - when Will Farrell is on, he's really funny. This, fortunately is one of them. I was also really surprised at how good Zach Galifianakis was. He usually plays a dim witted idiot, and while he pretty much isn't too far from that in this role, he really did a good job.
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Originally posted by tanglenet:
Pitch Perfect - I'm not a fan of musicals, but this was very witty and the music was good. Screenplay by a 30 Rock alum and produced by Elizabeth Banks. Think Glee with 30 Rock edge.

I've heard only good things about it. Must check it out...


Let me know your thoughts.
The Bourne Legacy -- might make a good video game, but not a very good movie.

Trespass -- not very good

The Magic of Belle Isle -- corny and predictable, but Morgan Freeman still does a pretty good job.

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