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Old 02-17-2015, 01:28 PM
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We saw "Still Alice" this weekend. A great performance by Julianne Moore but it was a sad movie.

I have Turner Classic Movies through Comcast. They are showing 31 Days of Oscar, the various Oscar winners from the 40's on up. I can stream it live on tcm.com or or choose one of the movies on demand. Doesn't get any better unless the local theater is showing a classic on the big screen. Delicious!
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:37 PM
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Thanks for the tip Bella, I will get my DVR ready!
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Old 02-17-2015, 01:42 PM
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Seren, you and I are buddies in the movies-we-can-handle department.
I'd recommend Big Hero 6 (which is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long time) -- but there is some remarkable sadness in it...
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:08 PM
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You might not want to watch the last 30 minutes or so of Gone Girl. It was played down from the book, but even my husband was like, "Holy sh*t, that's a lot of blood!" And we had watched John Wick the night before. We really enjoyed both. I was happy to see Keanu make such a strong comeback.
Oh I had to see Gone Girl when it came out because I read the book. I thought it was fantastically true to the book but yeah, the sex scene was OMG gory! Wasn't expecting THAT!
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:23 PM
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I had to explain Desi to Mr. Grits. They didn't develop some characters the same as they did in the book, but that was the only one I had to explain because it really makes him out to be crazier in the book. In the movie he was just kinda there and you felt sorry for him. I preferred the coddled, controlling Desi from the book with the domineering, lunatic mother. He was made soft in the movie. One or two other details I would have liked to have seen in the film, but it really did stay true to the book better than most Hollywood versions.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:51 PM
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Oh I had to see Gone Girl when it came out because I read the book. I thought it was fantastically true to the book but yeah, the sex scene was OMG gory! Wasn't expecting THAT!
EXACT same for me!
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:50 PM
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Have you guys read or seen The Maze Runner? Is it any good? The trailer has me intrigued but mostly because it's a book to movie adaptation…like maybe I can fall in love with the book first and then watch the movie afterwards.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:15 PM
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Maze Runner is young adult. As far as films go that isnt my cup of tea but my son loved the books, which he read when he was about 14.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:52 PM
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I have almost rented The Maze Runner a couple of times from Redbox. It looked pretty decent for YA literature adapted for the screen. They did a good job with The Giver, so we'll probably give it a shot. Anything's better than those Nicholas Sparks or John Green adaptations.
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