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As you may know I'm a movie buff (not that they let me in when I'm IN the buff - or let me do my buff puff, but enuf!)

In the past week or so I've seen some movies I'd like to tell you about:

Harry Potter - I've never read the books so maybe it was lost on me. I enjoyed the movie but! It was quite long (half way through I was mentally writing out a grocery list).

Kate and Leopold - Sigh! Romance! Science Fiction! A hot looking guy on a horse!! Oh! Where was I? Oh,  yes. Ok the plot is lame even outlandish, but I liked the chemistry between Meg Ryan and 'the hunk on the horse'...sigh. There are some funny scenes, some good laughs, no sex or violence and a warm all over feeling at the end.

Lord of the Rings - Again, never having read the book(s) I was at a loss as to what to expect. But I loved it! It was magic from the beginning to the end. (it even had a hunk on a horse - another plus!) The special effects were fantastic and the scenery breathtaking (I'm putting New Zealand on my list of places to see in the world some day.) I love Elijah Woods and think this will really boost his career. I look forward to the next two movies.

A Beautiful Mind - I think of all these movies, this one affected me the most. If anyone has ever doubted a schizophrenic's delusions, this is the movie to see. Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly are outstanding! I marveled at their effortless acting (it could be because it was directed by Ron Howard). I highly recommend this movie!!!
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If you get a chance go rent The Fast and The Furious. I thought that was a great movie. Lots of action packed thrills. Fast cars, sexy guys, & action all wrapped up in one!
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I saw Harry Potter with my kids, who have read all the books, and I know from them reading out loud to me, it was great, and very close to the book.

I saw Lord of the Rings too....it was outstanding!!! Thank goodness I read one of  the books and have the Hobbit I am buying all three of the book this payday. I read the first book called The Silmarillion, and WOW!!! I recomend it to everyone. It is positively breathtaking....you would love love love it!!!

I finally saw the sound of music too.
I had no idea it was so romantic and sweet.
I knew most of the songs, and sang along much to my children's horror...LOL


ok, that's it for me for now
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Thanks Sharon! I know now which movie I will spend my gift certificates on...A Beautiful Mind!
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Harry Potter... *grins idioticlly* Alan Rickman *drools*... Ian Hart *drools even more* Those two are the only reason I went to see the movie... why does no one belive me? I'm telling the truth, I swear! Okay, so I'm not. They're the reason I went to see it the second and third times though...

Going to see Lord of the Rings when it comes here. I personally don't like Elijah Wood, but from the previews, he seems to be really good as Frodo, so you never know...
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Moulin Rouge...Dont know about anyone else but i rented it
and only watched the first twenty minutes ..thought it was goofy.haa
maybe it got better later on in the movie

Planet of the Apes two..Enjoyed it

Jarassic Park Two..Enjoyed it too

Rush Hour Two..Loved it..Chan is a doll, who made me fall on the
floor laughing.


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I seldom watch movies. Not because I wouldn't like to but because they are so pricey.
I did get to see The Fast and The Furious and really liked it. (Love fast cars and Vin Diesel) and Monsters Inc. The graphics were astounding! One movie I really hated was From Hell with Johnny Depp. His acting was okay but it was too depressing for my taste. Made ME want to go "chase the dragon".

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I can't wait till Scooby Doo comes out though! Scooby dooby Doo, where are you?
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Another vote for Kate and Leopold. Though I think they could have done more with the story, it was fun, and romantic. Why is it all the good men are from the past?
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Not from MY past Sandra!!! LOL

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I've seen the Lord of the Rings three times and I must say that it is an incredible movie. I've been reading the books since I was in the third grade and I am very glad to see the respect and love they put into this movie. The casting was wonderful, and their characterization quite good.

I have small problems with the movie, such as Arwen (Liv Tyler) was not the person who caused the flood, but in the scope of the movie and the other details kept in, I can't complain... After they leave Lorien they all have their leaf brooches and Elven cloaks! So cool!

I would have payed my $7.25 just to see the Balrog scene... So perfectly executed, the best visualization of Durin's Bane I've ever seen! I also liked how they did the scene with Galadriel when Frodo asks her to take the Ring... hehehe...

I can't wait to see Saruman being cast from the Council of the Wise, the attack on Minas Tirith and Eowyn and the Captain of the Nazgul...

And Sharon, you have to read the Lord of the Rings! Please? And the Silmarillion is a phenomenal book. It's the myths and legends of Middle-Earth, from the creation of the world until the Third Age (When the Rings of Power were forged.) So many lovingly wrought stories of noble Elven lords and men. The tale of Beren and Luthien! LOL

Alright, I'll cease my ranting now, but my suggestion is see the Lord of the Rings, and read the book!

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I was about to read the book but my mother took it from me and kept it for herself.

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OOh!! I've watched Harry Potter too, and I find the show so fascinating!! Brings back all those childhood memories about magic and knights and dragons. But I think the show wasn't even as long as Lord of the Ring

And Victoria, Moulin Rouge... it started out pretty crappy. hehe, but somewhere near the middle it got even crappier! hahaha... nah, it became rather funny, but then the plot is rather expected, no surprises. But it's still a good show. In my opinion, it is better than Jacky Chan's Rush Hour...

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I finally saw a Knight's Tale (tail )
wow, I really enjoyed it more than i thought I would. That guy is so completely hot.....I just drooled through the movie and if that was all there was to the movie, it would have been enough for me, but I liked the story too
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For me it was Lord of the Rings, followed by Harry Potter.  However I read all the books.  And ditto, Sharon you have to read the Hobbit, and Lord of The Rings, then go back to see the movie!  It was excellent and very true to the books I found.  Part of my son's business is supplying software and hardware to DVD and video rental stores so I am lucky I can rent them for free, and do!  I see all the latest before they hit the shelves, perhaps you and I could start and "Sharon and Sharon" LOL!

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Really surprised here - i have to defend Moulin Rouge!!!

I give it, right up front, that the "plot" per se, is an old one that has been done repeatedly. The movie doesn't even try to pretend otherwise.

BUT, the focus of the movie is NOT on the plot - the focus is on the visuals, the interaction, the amazing amount of references you can find just jumping through the scenes. It's about modernizing a form of screenplay artwork that hasn't been done in far too many years (i think the last movie i recognize as a "musical" is Grease...?) It's about taking the idea of the musical and instead of allowing the songs to interrupt the flow of the picture, having it aid in it, substituting lyrics for dialog!

I think Moulin Rouge (which i just watched for the first time recently... and the second, and the third, and...) is one of the most amazing movies i've ever seen. it ranks right at the top of my list for everything... especially the music, the references (notice the similarity between the movie and Orpheus' trip?   ), and also importantly: character development. I have never seen better acting / character representation. Never.

Lord of the Rings rocked - I decided about halfway through the movie though, that I'm going to marry Liv Tyler. If anyone has her number, please let me know.

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If you want Liv Tylers number I have it. She isn't answereing the phone however.Hmmm.. maybe she has caller id?---

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Hmmm, not much interested in the "hunk on the horse" but Meg Ryan always gets my vote.

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I loved A Beautiful Mind. It was the first time since American Beauty that I walked out of a theater going "wow."

My local paper only gave it two(??) out of five stars because the critic thought Ron Howard produced a piece of fluff.... I don't think that's the case at all.... but he also gave Ali three stars(???????!!), and that's quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. I actually walked out of the movie (that is, after my friend woke me up after I had slept for half an hour....)

I heard the Royal Tenenbaums is excellent, and I'm looking forward to seeing In The Bedroom sometime soon- has anyone seen either of those?

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Christopher, I haven't seen Moulin Rouge, so will reserve comments on its suitability as a musical. However, if the last musical you saw was Grease 2, you just haven't been watching the right movies. There have been a TON of really excellent musicals in recent years!

I'll let someone else suggest a few…
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Every animated Disney movie is a musical..
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I received "Moulin Rogue" for Christmas, after seeing it twice at the cinema, and renting it overnight from the video store and watching it twice. I love the visuals, the fast and furious pace and Satine and Christian's singing! Ewan McGregor... *sigh*

Anyway, I also saw "Bridget Jones's Diary" not long ago, and thought it was an absolute scream! I could feel for poor Bridget at times, and, though I could be watching the wrong movies, this is the first time I've seen Hugh Grant play a nasty-ish character.

I rented "Final Fantasy" a few weeks ago. I didn't think much of the plot, and it seemed to be quite short, but the computer generated graphics were amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!

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I got Moulin Rouge for Christmas on DVD and can't wait to put it on the surround sound yuh I saw it twice in the theater. It's AWESOME.

GO SEE AMELIE!!!!!!! ITS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!

Time Bandits is one I hadn't seen since I was a kid and found it reasonably priced for a hard to find DVD so I bought it yuh George Harrison's film company put it out and its got a good number by him at the last. O yuh Ian Holm from Lord of the Rings (Bilbo) plays Napolean and that was 21 years ago when the movie came out. O yuh it was good cuz it brought back memories and was a oh how do the critics say a rascious romp

Lord of the Rings was too long and became a "Indiglo on my watch tell me how long till its over" kinda movie. Boy I grew up on Dungeons and Dragons and I took my friend with me and every time they would say some fact I'd nudge him and say "I knew that" like I was all important yuh of course Orcs were Elves what else?? Anyway I think it was a highly visual movie but GO SEE AMELIE!!! Its French subtitles but its a blast and two of my favorite all time movies came out this year :

AMELIE and Moulin Rouge...

O YUH

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you could be right ron - i suppose it depends on how you 'term' a musical (i was never able to sit through the entirety of grease II - it hurt to watch even that much)

arguments could hold that movies such as les miserable, dirty dancing, et al could be called musicals - and while i might lay the title to movies such as o brother where art thou (really good BTW), it just doesn't hit the spot like the ones i used to love - south pacific, music man, sound of music, my fair lady, singin' in the rain, oklahoma... i could go on and on... moulin rouge - for me - hit that spot... an' it felt good!  
and sharon - you're right, of course - as usual... (still LOVE hercules!!! james woods is awesome!)

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Les Misrable probably would qualify as a musical, Chris - but Dirty Dancing?

Actually (and not unusually), my mind was running in the same direction as Sharon's. The Little Mermaid and, especially, Beauty and the Beast come immediately to mind as first class musicals.

And, yea, Grease II sucked big time. Especially following on the heels of the original, which I'd put right up there with the big ones you mentioned.
 
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