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#1 SINNETT

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:21 AM

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HI EVERYONE,

I'M ON MY OWN FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS WHILE PAUL IS WITH HIS FAMILY AND I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH OUR DVD'S PICKING OUT ONES WHICH I CAN ENJOY WATCHING.

RECENTLY WE BOUGHT HARVEY, THE ORIGINAL ONE WITH JAMES STEWART AND I LOVE IT - MY TYPE OF FILM. laugh.gif

A COUPLE OF OTHERS WHICH MANY OF YOU MAY NOT KNOW ARE THE DISH, WHICH IS AUSTRALIAN AND IS A REALLY GENTLE COMEDY - NO SEX OR VIOLENCE biggrin.gif

ANOTHER ONE WE RECENTLY FOUND IS SAVING GRACE, A BRITISH FILM, AGAIN A GENTLE COMEDY BUT WITH A NICE STORY TOO.

WHAT OTHERS CAN YOU RECCOMMEND - I HATE BAD LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE AND UNNECCESSARY SEX unsure.gif - SO THAT RULES MOST OF THE MAINSTREAM FILMS OUT blink.gif

LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR REPLIES wink.gif rolleyes.gif

Edited by SINNETT, 30 November 2005 - 11:26 AM.


#2 Printerslady

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 02:18 PM

I really like October Sky (Laura Dern), Don Juan DeMarco (Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Johnny Depp) and Catch Me if You Can (Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks). There are two old classic John Wayne movies recently released on DVD, which have been in the archives for decades....Island in the Sky and The High and The Mighty where John Wayne plays a pilot. And of course, It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart is always good for the holidays.

Catherine

#3 KK

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 02:42 PM


Hi Sinnett,
Here are a few oldies they are great movies.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof~Liz Taylor & Paul Newman
Long Hot Summer~Paul Newman, JoAnn Woodward & Orson Wells
Gone with the Wind
All of the Humphrey Bogart movies~Casa Blanca, Maltese Falcon, etc.

You can rent or buy or watch on TMC. You can't go wrong with these movies.
Enjoy!


#4 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:24 PM


Hi Caroline...... smile.gif

Here are a few that I have enjoyed.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind.... (Why was I the only one to cry when the space ship landed)

Shirley Valentine.... (We could all do with running away to a Greek Island at sometime in our lives)

The Full Monty.... (What a laugh, you just want all of the men to succeed as strippers)

All of the John Wayne films....(you just know that he will get the girl in the end and the cavalry will come over the hill and rescue them and they will be happy ever after)

Oklahoma.... not sure on the spelling of that....(My all time favourite, all that singing and dancing can cheer anyone up)

Harry Potter.... (Pure fantasy and the special effects are so well done)

Regards....Margaret.... wink.gif


#5 Don and Margaret

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:33 PM

We like a lot of Steve Martins' films.
LA Story is really funny, Roxanne is a good love story, and Father of the Bride is a good family comedy. tongue.gif
We believe Steve doesn't get the credit he deserves as an actor. He projects a warmth in these films that few actors can copy. smile.gif


#6 SINNETT

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:35 PM


AMAZING, MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE IS JOHN WAYNE - WHY, WHO KNOWS. HIS FILMS ARE NOT EXACTLY PC - BUT ALWAYS GREAT TO WATCH. wink.gif ONE DAY I MUST VISIT MONUMENT VALLEY

I FOUND OUT THIS AFTERNOON THAT MY NEIGHBOURS MUM HAS ALL THE JOHN WAYNE MOVIES SO TOMORROW I'LL BE PAYING HER A VISIT. rolleyes.gif

I ONLY HOPE THEY ARE IN ENGLISH TOO - OR MAYBE IT WILL BE A GOOD WAY TO ENHANCE MY FRENCH!!!!! blink.gif ohmy.gif

TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE BOGART FILMS AND THE BRITISH COMEDIES - THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE GREAT IDEAS, SNUGGLING UP WITH THE CATS, COCOA AND A GOOD FILM SHOULD HELP KEEP MY MIND OFF THINGS rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif smile.gif


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Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:02 PM

Schreck 1 & 2 are lots of fun to watch and see if you can catch all the double entrendes, Lainey

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:35 PM


Hi Sinnett,
If you enjoy John Wayne movies try "The Searchers" it's a family favorite.

Hi Lainey, sounds like this is one you watch with your grandkids biggrin.gif


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Posted 30 November 2005 - 09:15 PM

I love movies, I agree with Don and Margaret about Steve Martin - my favorite is Roxanne. I love The Wizard of Oz and It's a Wonderful Life. Some of the best comedies I've ever seen were not mainstream films but foreign films, The Snapper and The Van are really funny. They both star Colm Meany. I also liked La Cage Au Faux (forgive my spelling), in America it was remade into The Birdcage, also really funny. I love all the Peter Sellers movies too. He was great.

If you like sci-fi films Dark City is really good, and I also like old sci-fi films like Forbidden Planet and Tron.

Some great animations films I like are Fantasia (the original) and Fantastic Planet.

There are so many..... rolleyes.gif


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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:43 PM

Hi KK, I actually have watched Schreck with my Husband, it is in part way over the kids head, LOL. We also like Spiderman. If you just want funny movies, any of the Mel Brooks ones like Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and just coming out the Producers are great. Obviously we have a warped sense of humor, LOL, Lainey

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 04:32 AM

Hey Sinnet

I have to admit I'm a HUGE fan of Sci Fi . thriller and horror movies, so not your style... ph34r.gif

but strangely enough, my favorite all time movie is Arsenic and Old Lace, with Carey Grant. If you're a fan of Harvey, you've got to see that one! I've watched it so many times, and it's always a laugh biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Cheers,
Sara


#12 Martha C

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 05:40 AM

Caroline,

Here's a movie you will love, "Bell, Book and Candle" starring Kim Novak, Jimmy Stewart, Elsa Lancaster, Ernie Kovaks, and Jack Lemmon. It's a sophisticated but light-hearted comedy that takes place in Greenwich Village in NYC on Christmas Eve. It's my absolute favorite movie of all time.


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Posted 01 December 2005 - 04:45 PM

Try any of the old musicals - they're great!!


smile.gif Hey Martha !! Nice to see you back and posting!! Nice change of Avatar too - I almost didn't recognise you! One of your masterpieces? cool.gif

#14 KK

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 08:19 PM


Hey Martha C,
That's a stunning avatar! Happy to hear from you. biggrin.gif


#15 Martha C

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:20 AM

Sandra and KK, thanks for the welcome back and hopefully I'll have more time to post on the site. The avatar is a photo from my digital landscape class.




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