New at the cinema (subjective spoilers/one word reviews)

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On My Way (French, Elle S'en Va) - interesting road trip -style movie about a 60-something former beauty queen and her estranged family members, and past relationships.

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Nymphomaniac, Vol. 2 - continues the same as Vol. 1, but the discussions introduce more religious themes and undertones than the math in the first half. Overall, made for interesting musings and pondering. Might make curriculum in a Women's Studies course.

Ernest and Celestine - charming and endearing watercolor -based animation film from France about a bear and a mouse.

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Seen both vol1 and vol2 of Nymphomaniac. Poor stuff imo. Nothing new, same old trier cliches... Even you guess what is going to be in final scene... And enough is enough, we don't want too see Charlotte Gainsbourg's vagina anymore!

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pdg wrote:Nymphomaniac, Vol. I - first installment of a 5 1/2 hour Danish film about a 50 something year old woman, self-diagnosed as a Nymphomaniac. Stellan Skarsgaard plays her older intellectual neighbor, and the two of them discuss her life told in various stories. Uma Thurman delivers a knock-out performance in one of those stories.
OMG DUDE! You totally didnt say anything about the math for the number nerds about how von trier salt and peppers in Fibonacci number vignettes throughout and the awesome geometry mapped out for parralle parking. Little non sexual gems and sequences for thought and laughter. Ok yer not pretentious to see this. Hes a quirky director and doesnt take himself serious. (Is he a nazi? I dont hellava know ) Math rocks. Sex can rock. Good luck people.fly fishing fans will enjoy this movie Seriously. Xoxo, half

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Bump

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Divergent. Not horrible. Female hero. Great to see the gorgeous, Ashley Judd on screen.

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I had not heard of Bad Words until now. Do you recommend seeing it?

Speaking of films...

Stranger by the Lake - a gay male soft porn masked as a thriller. Lacked character development, plot, settings, conclusion... Of all the recent "nudity" films, this one seemed to have no purpose or story.

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Post by amzie »

pdg wrote:No worries. I was thinking that was what you meant, but I thought I would reply tongue in cheek. I was not offended.

Yes, I happen to see many films, because it has become a hobby for me. I see them when I can squeeze in time, sometimes several in the same week, as time permits. Some weeks go by with either nothing of interest to see, or not enough time. I have worked out various discount passes to favorite theaters, which saves me a TON of money at the box offices. I usually spend no more than $8 a show (less than a meal).
Nicely written. Do you want to see Bad Words, or is that not on your list?

I have 3 kitty cats.

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No worries. I was thinking that was what you meant, but I thought I would reply tongue in cheek. I was not offended.

Yes, I happen to see many films, because it has become a hobby for me. I see them when I can squeeze in time, sometimes several in the same week, as time permits. Some weeks go by with either nothing of interest to see, or not enough time. I have worked out various discount passes to favorite theaters, which saves me a TON of money at the box offices. I usually spend no more than $8 a show (less than a meal).

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pdg wrote:
derekf wrote:Do you have a job?
I have a few, but I can check my pockets for spare change if that helps you.
....

Here's a random question for you, do you own a cat?

Two as a matter of fact, Skillet and Emily Sparks. And 110 pound dog with another 70 pounder I just inherited yesterday. Merle and Reggie, respectively.

I'm full up with pets and may need that change you mentioned.

And I didn't mean anything by my comment, you just watch a lot of movies.

My apologies.

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derekf wrote:Do you have a job?
I have a few, but I can check my pockets for spare change if that helps you.
....

Here's a random question for you, do you own a cat?

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pdg wrote:Nymphomaniac, Vol. I - first installment of a 5 1/2 hour Danish film about a 50 something year old woman, self-diagnosed as a Nymphomaniac. Stellan Skarsgaard plays her older intellectual neighbor, and the two of them discuss her life told in various stories. Uma Thurman delivers a knock-out performance in one of those stories.

Do you have a job?

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Nymphomaniac, Vol. I - first installment of a 5 1/2 hour Danish film about a 50 something year old woman, self-diagnosed as a Nymphomaniac. Stellan Skarsgaard plays her older intellectual neighbor, and the two of them discuss her life told in various stories. Uma Thurman delivers a knock-out performance in one of those stories.

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half-n-half wrote:August: Osage co.-Omg, julia roberts was really good. This family scared the hell out of me. Movie audience was totally captivated. Thought J.R. was much better than J. Lawrence performance

Nebraska - spot on casting and acting. Sweet movie.

I dont know how to spell reccomend but i reccomend both of these.
Nebraska was definitely sweet and touching and far better than I expected it to be.

I want to see Bad Words.

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Shirin In Love - Persian American chick flick rom-com. Dumb plot and dialogue. But Nazanin Boniadi is ridiculously hot and adorable.

The Lunchbox - charming character study film from India, about people and relationships. Highly recommended.

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