blosslover
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June 11th, 2011, 3:34 pm #91

I've read the original five book series (gave them to my nephew) who is in the right age group for them, but never saw the movie. The books are really entertaining and fun, I don't know how they compare to Harry Potter as I've never read Potter. The reading level of the books isn't difficult, but they don't talk down to the reader either.
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Krystal
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June 15th, 2011, 3:39 pm #92

Rented True Grit last night. Have to say did not like it all that well, liked the old one way better. Maybe cause expectations were too high. 310 to Yuma or Tombstone or even some of the old Clint things were better.
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Krystal
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June 30th, 2011, 5:15 am #93

One winner and one loser. Winner is The Resident, great suspense without a lot of gore. Surprisingly good. Hillary Swank.

Big loser: Battle Los Angeles. Tried to be Independence Day, much action still boring. Even Aaron Eckhard couldn't salvage this terrible flick.
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Krystal
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July 2nd, 2011, 4:58 am #94

"Unknown", too much like Taken. Liam needs to find some other type of movie. January Jones looks gorgeous in this one but I still dislike her, maybe it is the Betty I can't get rid of.
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July 2nd, 2011, 5:14 am #95

Agree that I'd like to see Liam Neeson in some other type of film.

Just watched Cedar Rapids, which was hilarious. Starring Ed Helms as a naive small town Wisconsin insurance agent who goes to his first insurance convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With John C. Reilly, Anne Hesche (I thought she looked like a younger, prettier Anne Hesche, but it turns out it was Anne Hesche), Signorney Weaver, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Kurtwood Smith and Rob Cordry in a very small role. Lots of vulgar language, some sex and drug use but somehow much less vulgar than all that sounds.

I think it is especially funny if you are from Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Iowa.
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Krystal
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July 4th, 2011, 4:59 am #96

Cedar Rapids is next up on my Blockbuster list.

2 more reviews, Adjustment Bureau. didn't like it much. Boring. Should have been the type of movie I like but it was ho hum and I really did not think Damon and the woman had all that much chemistry. Too bad.

A really wierd film which I did like called Surveillance, a David Lynch film. Pretty dark. About serial killers but with many twists. Not for everybody but then neither was Blue Velvet.
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July 4th, 2011, 7:20 am #97

>> Surveillance, a David Lynch film.

Not David's work - his daughter, Jennifer's (she also made Boxing Helena). Haven't seen it, but I will be interested to check it out sometime...
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Krystal
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July 13th, 2011, 5:19 am #98

Lincoln Lawyer, good movie. Best I have seen MM for a long time. I could have sworn this was a remake, or did I read the book? Plot seemed familair to me. Good cast. I love Marisa Tomei as well.
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Krystal
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July 15th, 2011, 4:59 am #99

Am I the only one renting movies? Anyhow, "7 Pounds", Will Smith, overly long and really depressing.

"The Mechanic", a remake of an old Bronson with a lot more violence. Jason Statham you know, strictly action. I actually liked it for what it was. No romance, I hate it when they try to put some lame love story into a strictly action flick.
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July 16th, 2011, 4:38 pm #100

I love Will Smith but 7 Pounds wasn't that good.

Saw The Social Network last nite. Very interesting, but not "enjoyable" if you get my meaning. It does make me want to quit Facebook. lol Besides being a movie about a bunch of unlikeable people who now are richer than God, the quick cutting and superfast dialog was difficult to follow, imo. I understand the point - trying to show the fast paced, quick thinking geniuses in their milieu, but boy it was annoying. I had to stop and rewind multiple times and even the CC had a hard time keeping up in spots. I can't imagine trying to watch this in the theater.

Essentially a sad movie, as its moral is the old one that money doesn't buy happiness, and wealth and power and fame don't mean much either.

(Not watching much TV or seeing many movies at all as hubby is ecstatic that his Buccos are playing good ball after 20 yrs of horror and are in first place today.)
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