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  •  "Stairway to Heaven" was one of the oddest films (2+ / 0-)

    I think I've ever seen.  Didn't care for it much.
     Saw it full screen at the Stanford Theatre, which shows mostly pre-1965 and silent films.  Also got to see the original full screen version of "Red Shoes" there. Is that the one based on a Hans Christian Anderson story?

     Haven't seen any new releases recently, but I want to catch "Julia & Julie" (or is it the other way around) about Julia Child.  Looks like a hoot.  And possibly "In the Loop" if it plays in my area.
     

    My Karma just ran over your Dogma

    by FoundingFatherDAR on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 08:00:44 PM PDT

    •  yup, "The Red Shoes" is after the story.... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....by Hans Christian Andersen.  Extreme measures are resorted to in the original fairy tale to free the little girl from the spell of the red shoes, as you might remember.

      A Matter of Life and Death also got its share of mixed reviews at the time.  So you've definitely got company there.  I don't particularly recall that it blew me away at the time, but I should see it again now that I'm much older.

      "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

      by chingchongchinaman on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 08:12:23 PM PDT

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    •  I am looking forward to District 9, myself (1+ / 0-)
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      got dragged to "The Ugly Truth" this evening, which was even worse than I had feared!  Awful movie.  Made "The Proposal" look brilliant.  I see lots of movies in the summers.  

      •  forgot, I recently saw..... (1+ / 0-)
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        ....Departures, the recent Oscar winner for best foreign film.  I know the NYT critic hated it, but in spite of some sentimental plot points, given that the film confronts death as it does, I thought the film was quite good.

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 09:50:41 PM PDT

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