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RandySF

(62,587 posts)
Wed Dec 25, 2013, 10:52 PM Dec 2013

Any recommendation for an afternoon at the movies?

Mrs. RandySF and the kid are going to visit a friend of hers and give be a Boxing Day afternoon all to myself. I already saw the Hobbit, so I am debating between 47 Ronin and Wolf of Wall Street. Any suggestions?

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Any recommendation for an afternoon at the movies? (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
I've heard Catching Fire is better than the first movie, Hunger Games oregonjen Dec 2013 #1
Just back from seeing Life of Walter Mitty, I can recommend it. NYC_SKP Dec 2013 #2
Philomena. One of the most stunning movies I have ever seen. CurtEastPoint Dec 2013 #3
American Hustle. mwdem Dec 2013 #4
Really? elleng Dec 2013 #5
I see most movies mwdem Dec 2013 #7
Saw and enjoyed snot Dec 2013 #6
I saw Nebraska and also Philomena. I'd give both 3 on a scale of 1-4. Smarmie Doofus Dec 2013 #8
We saw Wolf of Wall Street yesterday and American Hustle couple of days ago. mnhtnbb Dec 2013 #9
American Hustle for sure. Excellent! HERVEPA Dec 2013 #10

oregonjen

(3,373 posts)
1. I've heard Catching Fire is better than the first movie, Hunger Games
Wed Dec 25, 2013, 10:56 PM
Dec 2013

Haven't seen it yet, though. Enjoy your alone time!

 

NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
2. Just back from seeing Life of Walter Mitty, I can recommend it.
Wed Dec 25, 2013, 11:01 PM
Dec 2013

Have not seen any other new releases.

CurtEastPoint

(18,859 posts)
3. Philomena. One of the most stunning movies I have ever seen.
Wed Dec 25, 2013, 11:11 PM
Dec 2013

Don't watch the trailer as I think it gives too much away.

mwdem

(4,031 posts)
4. American Hustle.
Thu Dec 26, 2013, 12:39 AM
Dec 2013

Entertaining throughout with a fantastic cast. I actually applauded at the end, because I was so caught up in the plot(s), and I never do that!

mwdem

(4,031 posts)
7. I see most movies
Thu Dec 26, 2013, 01:05 AM
Dec 2013

(husband works in the business), so I can be pretty jaded. This movie is based on the abscam scandal of the 70's, which makes for some interesting wardrobe selections and hairdos of the era. The character development throughout the plotline was impressive, and I found the whole movie hit all the bases. Check it out!

 

Smarmie Doofus

(14,498 posts)
8. I saw Nebraska and also Philomena. I'd give both 3 on a scale of 1-4.
Thu Dec 26, 2013, 02:39 AM
Dec 2013

Nothing else out there I want to see right now.

mnhtnbb

(31,577 posts)
9. We saw Wolf of Wall Street yesterday and American Hustle couple of days ago.
Thu Dec 26, 2013, 07:10 AM
Dec 2013

Wolf of Wall Street is VERY long--too long--Scorsese is not known for
his editing skills. Frankly, I found it a little boring. DiCaprio was excellent,
though, as usual.

American Hustle was interesting; I'm old enough that I vaguely remember
Abscam. Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper all turn in terrific
performances. Wardrobe for the guys was spot on; no women in the
late 70's/early 80's EVER dressed for a business meeting the way Amy
Adams' character was turned out. It really bothered me to see the accurate
clothing for the men and Hollywoodized, slutted up attire for the woman
who was supposed to be passing herself off as someone with a British title.

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