Almost Famous

Not the first time I've seen it, but really like it. Tiny Dancer.

Parental Guidance

Saw it on a flight. Predictable and kind of cheesy, but the Mr. Doody song by Billy Crystal had chardonnay coming out my nose. And then there is Marisa Tomei...
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The Great Gatsby


What did you think? When I first saw the previews I thought it was going to be fantastic, but it has been getting very mixed -- with a majority poor -- reviews...


I don't think it does the book justice. I was an alright film, but I would have been fine waiting for it to come out of theaters. It felt as though the director was trying to hard to make it modern. Soundtrack was interesting but sometimes ill-fitting.

Overall nothing special, the reviews are probably accurate.
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Good to Very Good, but I thought Kate Hudson was miscast, but I was the only one out of four who thought this... on my to see list for sure.

Looking for Sugar Man - Incredible true story. Won Academy Award best Documentary. Good + film.... Indeed, very good.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- had seen mixed reviews on this, but I enjoyed it. Though I found it aggravating that people so into music had never heard or could track down Heroes by David Bowie.

Bridesmaids -- some very funny scenes but otherwise just an OK movie.
Two on the flight over.

Zero Dark Thirty - kind of dull I thought; I doubt it was intended to be, but I imagine that's mostly what that kind of work is like

Hitchcock - Not a great movie, but I thought Hopkins was both believable and good as Hitchcock.
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"A Year in Provence"

Don't know if it counts as a movie but just watched (again) the 2-disc A&E series from the book by Peter Mayle. One of the few times we think of a movie being better than the book; and makes us think of retiring to Provence... *sigh*


+1 on all counts.

I feel the same when I re-watch My Family and Other Animals (the Brian Blessed one).
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Gerhard Richter Painting -- though I recognized the name and a couple of the works shown in the film, I really didn't know anything about him. Pretty slow overall but I found it interesting.


One of the greatest living artist, and Eric Clapton knows his work. He recently sold a Richter piece for $34 million. Cool
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Cloud atlas. One of the best topics for a film in years IMHO. Wow!


I watched this last night as well and both the wife and I were completely flummoxed (me more than her) by the film. I have no idea what the heck was going on or even trying to find a common thread throughout. Very bizarre movie.

edit: I was just informed by my better half that I was snoring at some point in the movie so maybe I missed a few things. Smile Still could have been much better IMO.
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Originally posted by eyesintime:Gerhard Richter Painting -- though I recognized the name and a couple of the works shown in the film, I really didn't know anything about him. Pretty slow overall but I found it interesting.

Richter fan, but I found this pretty much unwatchable.
Mean Girls

Hadn't seen in about 8 years.

Fascinating to think about where the actresses playing the four "plastics" wound up.

Still a good movie. Interesting social commentary almost as applicable today, though in slightly different ways. Still not as good as some of the hype that surrounded it.

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