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Moonrise Kingdom was FANTASTIC. Easily one of the best movies of the year in my opinion. Edward Norton was perfect in that film.

I was trying to edit my post from Monrise Kingdom to Moonrise Kingdom. And quoted myself. It won't let me edit just quote, weird.

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One of the last movies I actually purchased was "Unstoppable" with Denzel Washington/Cris Pine... based on a true event... I've watched it several times and can still feel apprehension.

Another favorite is "The King's Speech" with a terrific job by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. I know these have been around a while but I like them.

I may have mentioned this one before... but one of my favorites is "Robin Hood" with Russell Crowe playing Robin... I like the premise that it tells of how Robin became Robin... with the last line being, "And the Legend Begins..."

Another favorite is rated PG-13 even though there is violence... and that is "Taken" with Liam Neeson, one of my favorite actors.

For W2K: these movies would make for a wonderful day of vegging in front of TV.

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Absolutely one of my favorite movies was "The King's Speech". Somehow the theatre showed the PG version and took out the "F" word. Which I didn't think they were able to do by law. No matter I'd have loved it either way.

I also loved "Taken" too, and Liam is also one of my favorite actors.

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Absolutely one of my favorite movies was "The Kings Speech". Somehow the theatre showed the PG version and took out the "F" word. Which I didn't think they were able to do by law. No matter I'd have loved it either way.

I also loved "Taken" too, and Liam is also one of my favorite actors.

The PG-13 version of The King's Speech has some of the F-words muted, but I wasn't aware there was a PG version. Either way, I think the R rating for that movie is insane; it's a wonderful film for teenagers. The language is strong, yes, but it's very brief and it's done tastefully (he's trying not to stutter, and I, as one with the same speech impediment, can understand his frustration). Honestly, the fact that it got the same rating as something like Saw is absurd.

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The PG-13 version of The King's Speech has some of the F-words muted, but I wasn't aware there was a PG version. Either way, I think the R rating for that movie is insane; it's a wonderful film for teenagers. The language is strong, yes, but it's very brief and it's done tastefully (he's trying not to stutter, and I, as one with the same speech impediment, can understand his frustration). Honestly, the fact that it got the same rating as something like Saw is absurd.

I wasn't sure if it was a PG or PG13 so yes, probably the PG13 version, sorry. It was shown in a very LDS area in a local theatre that only charges a couple of bucks. So I'm sure that's why it was the PG13 version. Like I said before I don't think I would have minded a few of the F-words, if it was done tastefully. Some movies where they say it over and over again, I tend to balk at.

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I wasn't sure if it was a PG or PG13 so yes, probably the PG13 version, sorry. It was shown in a very LDS area in a local theatre that only charges a couple of bucks. So I'm sure that's why it was the PG13 version. Like I said before I don't think I would have minded a few of the F-words, if it was done tastefully. Some movies where the say it over and over again, I tend to balk at.

I too am usually offended by the profanity in today's movies, and have even had to stop watching some of the top films because it actually "hurt" to hear... but the way they used it in this film as part of his therapy was different and almost comical... I usually read the rating description and if it says "Pervasive Language" I don't even bother renting it... or I try to find out before attending.

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I too am usually offended by the profanity in today's movies, and have even had to stop watching some of the top films because it actually "hurt" to hear... but the way they used it in this film as part of his therapy was different and almost comical... I usually read the rating description and if it says "Pervasive Language" I don't even bother renting it... or I try to find out before attending.

GG

It's too bad they feel the need to make it so life like I guess. There are some great movies I'd have like to have seen too. There use to be a machine that you hook to your t.v. that replaced the swear words. Have you heard of those? Maybe they are no longer available or it was a Utah thing.

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I wasn't sure if it was a PG or PG13 so yes, probably the PG13 version, sorry. It was shown in a very LDS area in a local theatre that only charges a couple of bucks. So I'm sure that's why it was the PG13 version. Like I said before I don't think I would have minded a few of the F-words, if it was done tastefully. Some movies where they say it over and over again, I tend to balk at.

If the language is crude and vulgar I can't stand to watch a movie.

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I also loved "Taken" too, and Liam is also one of my favorite actors.

Tacenda,,,

I think my favorite movie/role with Liam Neeson is "Ethan Frome." Based on the story by Edith Wharton... it's not on TV often, but when it is I try to catch it.

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The last movie I watched was The Hunger Games. My granddaughter got me to read the series so I watched the movie. The book series I thought was very well done and explored the trauma corruption and war causes, especially to young minds.

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Tacenda,,,

I think my favorite movie/role with Liam Neeson is "Ethan Frome." Based on the story by Edith Wharton... it's not on TV often, but when it is I try to catch it.

GG

I've never heard of that movie. I wonder if it would be at a blockbuster. I'll check it out. Thanks for the info.

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Last night I watched The Cold Light of Day, starring Henry Cavill (the guy who's going to play Superman in Man of Steel next year), Bruce Willis, and Sigourney Weaver, and it was awful. The plot made no sense, the action scenes were sloppily edited, the cinematography was lazy, and the ending was just downright insulting. I'm a fan of Bruce Willis but his acting in this was some of the worst I've seen from him. Not recommended at all.

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Last night I watched The Cold Light of Day, starring Henry Cavill (the guy who's going to play Superman in Man of Steel next year), Bruce Willis, and Sigourney Weaver, and it was awful. The plot made no sense, the action scenes were sloppily edited, the cinematography was lazy, and the ending was just downright insulting. I'm a fan of Bruce Willis but his acting in this was some of the worst I've seen from him. Not recommended at all.

Thanks for the review I was just checking out the movies and that was one on the list. It's taken off now. Whew!!

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The Adventures of Robin Hood, (last night)

Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, and (gasp), Olivia deHavilland. A host of great and memorable character actors.

Villainy to thwart. Sweetly romantic. Wonderfully choreographed. Good, clean, and clever fun. Errol Flynn at his handsomest and liveliest. Of course it is unbelievable. But one sometimes wants entertainment instead of the rigorously believable...and often bloody. Considering that it is not to be taken too seriously, some of the camera scenes are really shot with great care. I am thinking of a sword scene between Sir Robin and Guysbourn in which you can see each thrust, but in shadow. I don't know what a remake could do better. It could only be done different...if that is what is wanted.

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I saw Casino Royale for the first time last night with a few friends, the first James Bond film starring Daniel Craig. His portrayal of Bond may be the best I've seen: dark, cold, and less sex-obsessed than previous actors' interpretations of the character. He's a guy who really doesn't care about anything and I love that. (Note that although this film is PG-13, it may be inappropriate for children, since it's quite violent for a PG-13 movie and there's a torture scene that even I found a bit disturbing and hard to watch—but maybe that's just because I'm a guy and watching other men being hit in a pretty sensitive part of the body repeatedly makes me a little uncomfortable, lol.)

Anyway, I can't wait to watch Quantum of Solace next, and I'll definitely be seeing Skyfall when it comes out. I'm a big James Bond fan so I may go back to the older Sean Connery films afterward.

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I saw Casino Royale for the first time last night with a few friends, the first James Bond film starring Daniel Craig. His portrayal of Bond may be the best I've seen: dark, cold, and less sex-obsessed than previous actors' interpretations of the character. He's a guy who really doesn't care about anything and I love that. (Note that although this film is PG-13, it may be inappropriate for children, since it's quite violent for a PG-13 movie and there's a torture scene that even I found a bit disturbing and hard to watch—but maybe that's just because I'm a guy and watching other men being hit in a pretty sensitive part of the body repeatedly makes me a little uncomfortable, lol.)

Anyway, I can't wait to watch Quantum of Solace next, and I'll definitely be seeing Skyfall when it comes out. I'm a big James Bond fan so I may go back to the older Sean Connery films afterward.

Have you read the novel? Craig certainly played the Bond that Fleming wrote.

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