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Not A Mallard

O Brother, Where Art Though? (2000)

Annie (1982)

Didn't like either of them, especially Annie

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Starets

Jackie, starring Natalie Portman 

amazingly intense film about Jacqueline Kennedy and the events surrounding JFK's assassination and burial. very heavy on her emotional reactions and thus some people have criticised it as maudlin. I can see their point. But still it is a well made movie.  Its nice to have a formation director who is also a SAG member!

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Charbel

The Nun's Story (1959)

A Man For All Seasons (1966)

Went on a little Fred Zinnemann spree. I always enjoy both these films but I definitely prefer A Man For All Seasons. That film is a cinematic treasure!

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John Paul
On 1/8/2017 at 5:56 PM, OnlySunshine said:

I agree.  I have both Amazon Prime with Starz add-on and Hulu subscriptions.  So many movies, so little time.  I used to have Netflix, but just recently cancelled it.  ;)

Golden Girls is coming on hulu.

Best TV Shows

1.Golden Girls

2.The Middle

3. The Andy Griffith Show

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Luigi
On ‎1‎/‎22‎/‎2017 at 3:32 PM, Starets said:

Jackie, starring Natalie Portman 

amazingly intense film about Jacqueline Kennedy and the events surrounding JFK's assassination and burial. very heavy on her emotional reactions and thus some people have criticised it as maudlin. I can see their point. But still it is a well made movie.  Its nice to have a formation director who is also a SAG member!

Fr. Tom Condon, OP, or the southern province (Martine de Porres), regularly writes movie reviews and posts them on the province page. He reviewed "Jackie" not long ago. Here's the link. It might be useful to a lot of the Pham to read his reviews as you're choosing a movie to watch, or as a follow-up for a second opinion.

http://www.opsouth.org/category/movie-reviews/

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Not A Mallard

Watched through the whole dang Disney Renaissance. Ranked from favorite to least:

Beauty and the Beast

Hercules

Aladdin

Mulan

The Rescuers Down Under

The Lion King

The Little Mermaid

Tarzan

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Pocahontas

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Starets
On 2/10/2017 at 8:03 PM, DominicanHeart said:

Did anyone see La La Land?

yes it is a decent little film. lighthearted and enjoyable. lots of great jazz music. 

I saw Ben Hur last thursday. the 2016 version is much different than the 1959 version. Juda and Messala are brothers this time. Messala has a backstory and is less malevolent. Jesus is much more talkative in this version, although the back of his head in 1959 was very eloquent! Ilderim is a darker and far more cynical character this time around, a departure from the Wise Old Man that Morgan Freeman has played ince Shawshank Redemption. its good but not as good as the 1959 version.. its an action movie not an epic movie

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Not A Mallard

Brooklyn (2015)

Finally scratched it off my watch list. It was wonderful.

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Not A Mallard

Anastasia (1997)

First time watching. I actually really enjoyed it except for the out-of-place villain and the clunky last few minutes.

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chrysostom

I watched La La Land on a plane. Wasn't expecting to like it but I did! Also, I luuuurve John Legend's voice.

Also, this was my 1,000th post! 

Edited by chrysostom

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Not A Mallard

Most of this is stuff I've come across on Netflix:

Dead Poets Society (1989) - It took a while for the story to grab me, and even then, I wasn't a fan of it.

The Iron Giant (1999) - Rediscovered it last year by finding it cheap on DVD at Walmart; thank God it turned out to be an "I can appreciate it more now than I could as a kid" movie.

Carrie Pilby (2016) - It engaged me throughout due to how much I related to the main character, but it has problems that prevent me from recommending it.

The Road to El Dorado (2000) - Sadly, unlike The Iron Giant, I'm now glad that I often forget about this one.

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dominicansoul

風の谷のナウシカ

(Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) (Studio Ghibli) 1984

Mankind has destroyed the earth.  Poisoned it.  Tries to escape from his own destruction.  Insects attack when man steps out of bounds.  Princess Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind comes to the rescue when Ohms threaten her village.  

 

 

 

I enjoyed it, but not as much as I enjoy other Studio Ghibli films...

 

nausicaa.JPG

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little2add

Beautiful Fantastic

2017 PG Rated PG

When her landlord forces librarian and aspiring author Bella Brown to clean up her overgrown garden, she meets grumpy elderly neighbor Alfie Stephenson, who's an avid horticulturalist -- and an unlikely friendship is born.

Cast: Jessica Brown

Like :)

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Era Might

Brubaker, old Robert Redford movie about a reform prison warden who goes undercover as an inmate and sees what it's really like.

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