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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:35 PM
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Has anyone seen the movie "Love, Actually"?
Edited on Sat May-15-04 03:39 PM by VolcanoJen
Just finished watching it, and it was highly enjoyable. If you like Bridget Jones-Notting Hill-Hugh Grant Vessel movies, you'll love it. :-)

Hugh Grant plays the Prime Minister, and Billy Bob Thornton plays the American President. They both are set up as the after-Blair/Bush leaders of their respective countries, and there's a fantastic press conference scene where Hugh lets the US Prez have it. Sure, it likely wouldn't happen in the real world, and US Presidents don't suffer fools, but it was an exciting scene, and must have stirred some British hearts.

I recommend it... and now I'm off to watch "The Fog of War," a much darker film/documentary...
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daveskilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:38 PM
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1. US presidents dont suffer fools????
chimp reading his comic books doesnt notice.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:39 PM
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2. Well, ok. I guess I meant "legitimately elected US Presidents."
:D
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:40 PM
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3. Saw "Actually" in the theater, liked it very much
Is "Fog" on DVD now? We need to do Movie Nights, Jen. ;-)
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:42 PM
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4. TOTALLY, Paragon!!!
Yes, "Fog of War" came out Tuesday! I'm going to chat a bit longer on DU, and then plug it in with expectations of having my mind blown.

I also rented "Stuck on You." Kinda stupid/fun, in that Farrelly Brothers way. :-)
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:45 PM
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5. Weird.
Just rented Stuck On You and the last time I went out for DVDs...see, we could've saved some money & popcorn watching it together. :7
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:47 PM
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6. My fave part of "Stuck on You" were the puns/sight gags.
"Tell her I'm not here."

Sounds like we have the same taste in film, Paragon!! I peruse Hollywood Video in Forest Park, near my work... you?
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:48 PM
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7. There's a Hollywood & Blockbuster just down the street from me...
...on Ridge Road in Pleasant Ridge.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:03 PM
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8. Any other suggestions?
Have you seen "Whale Rider"? Favorite recent film I've rented...

We really should plan a popcorn-n-great-films night!!!
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:10 PM
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11. If I had five hands...
I'd give Whale Rider five thumbs up! Excellent movie.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:11 PM
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12. I cried like a little baby at the end. What a scene.
Edited on Sat May-15-04 04:12 PM by VolcanoJen
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful movie!!! "Whale Rider" is one of those rare films that stays with you months after seeing it...
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:07 PM
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9. have you seen "The Contender"?
Joan Allen as a Democratic senator from Ohio who is in line to be the next VP when the current one dies. Jeff Bridges is another one of those "I wish he was the real president" movie presidents.

Great script, great acting, and lots of twists. You will love hating Gary Oldman as the bad GOP guy.

Rent it if you have not seen it.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:10 PM
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10. LOVED The Contender... remember how Oldman disavowed it...
... after its release? He's a rightie, and he didn't care for the evil way in which his character was portrayed.

Hey Gary... if the shoe fits...
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:14 PM
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13. haha
No doubt! He played that character a little too close to home...

Ok.. another recommendation...

"Election". Alexander Payne's second film, which tells more truths about teachers, schools, and little repuke overachievers than anyone has put on film (I am an ex-social studies high school teacher). Matthew Broderick is the anti-Ferris as the social studies teacher, and Reese Witerspoon is chillingly plastic. Good fun.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:16 PM
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15. Holy crap!!! ZW, "Election" is the best political satire film EVER MADE.
Dear God... the bee-sting scene...

And that music they play whenever Tracy/Reese shows up on-screen...

GOD I need to see that movie again!!!
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:16 PM
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14. I saw Whale Rider and The Contender...
...and I think Gary Oldman was protesting his character ending up as a bit of a caricature once his part was edited down. As a Brit, maybe Gary doesn't realize that most Republicans are caricatures.

And yes, Whale Rider was beautiful.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:10 PM
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18. So, when's the official "Cincinnati Dems Movie Night?"
I count... I dunno... two of us, anyway... :D
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:25 PM
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16. I saw it last week- Good Movie
I love those "Bridget Jones-Notting Hill-Hugh Grant Vessel movies", so it was highly enjoyable. The English ensemble romantic comedies rock, but I got very, very sad after watching it. If it's not a good time in your life to be romantically idealistic in any way, shape, or form, it can bring out emotions, but maybe it's just me being the sappy fool I am. :shrug:
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:26 PM
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17. Girl, I'm with ya.
I got a little sad at the end too... I usually do, in those kinds of movies.

I remember getting more than a bit sad watching Hugh Grant walk out of that elevator in his first "Bridget Jones" scene, and thinking, "how come men that perfectly gorgeous don't exist in real life?" :+

I understand. That scene of everyone hugging at the airport was... well... a little heartwrenching. :-(
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