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Re: What are you watching?

That's me too, Dulcie.  The trailers first, then the movie, the gag reel next, and the other special features.  I'll give the commentaries a try, but one of the few that I've really enjoyed was Emma Thompson's on Sense and Sensibility.  It was interesting to hear what a struggle it was to try and stay true to the spirit of the novel and Jane Austen's voice.  Plus Thompson's hilarious.

 

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I like to watch the special features.  Usually I look to see if there are any trailers for the movie, and watch those first, before I watch the movie itself, since normally you would have seen those before the movie came out or before you saw it.  Then I watch the movie, and then the other features.


 

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Re: What are you watching?

If they have deleted scenes or bloopers, those would be the first features I watch after watching the movie.

 

I think the first movies I got with commentaries were a few of the Marx Brothers'.  I forget who it was doing the commentaries, but they were quite interesting.

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Hi All,

 

My husband and I own about 250 DVD's and have recently decided to watch all of them in alphabetical orderWe started a short time ago and have finally gotten through the A's. We just finished watching Back to the Future 1 & 2 and still have the 3rd to watch. Classic! 88 miles-per-hour...

 

Additionally, we recently watched Slumdog Millionaire rented from Netflix - It wasn't at all what I expected, but I really enjoyed the way the story was told and I liked the ending quite a bit.

 

As for watching a movie with the commentary on...the only time I've done that was when I watched the movie for a homework assignment and I thought that the commentary might give me a little more insight to the movie.  

 

Shawna  

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BookBabeVT wrote:

Hi All,

 

My husband and I own about 250 DVD's and have recently decided to watch all of them in alphabetical orderWe started a short time ago and have finally gotten through the A's. We just finished watching Back to the Future 1 & 2 and still have the 3rd to watch. Classic! 88 miles-per-hour...

 

Additionally, we recently watched Slumdog Millionaire rented from Netflix - It wasn't at all what I expected, but I really enjoyed the way the story was told and I liked the ending quite a bit.

 

As for watching a movie with the commentary on...the only time I've done that was when I watched the movie for a homework assignment and I thought that the commentary might give me a little more insight to the movie.  

 

Shawna  


(shudder) alphabetical order ?!

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TiggerBear wrote:

BookBabeVT wrote:

Hi All,

 

My husband and I own about 250 DVD's and have recently decided to watch all of them in alphabetical orderWe started a short time ago and have finally gotten through the A's. We just finished watching Back to the Future 1 & 2 and still have the 3rd to watch. Classic! 88 miles-per-hour...

 

Additionally, we recently watched Slumdog Millionaire rented from Netflix - It wasn't at all what I expected, but I really enjoyed the way the story was told and I liked the ending quite a bit.

 

As for watching a movie with the commentary on...the only time I've done that was when I watched the movie for a homework assignment and I thought that the commentary might give me a little more insight to the movie.  

 

Shawna  


(shudder) alphabetical order ?!


I thought it would add a little twist to the project :smileyvery-happy: Gotta add a little excitement from time to time? :smileywink:
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My Husband and I watched Gran Torino tonight and I really enjoyed it.

 

There were a lot of different emotions the movie invokes and I like the way Clint Eastwood's character evolved throughout.  There were some cliche lessons that were to be learned and at times you'd expect that Dirty Harry was gonna come popping out. But, in the long run I thought the movie was good and I liked the way it ended.

 

If you like Clint Eastwood and you have a couple hours, you might want to give it a whirl.

 

Shawna  

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BookBabeVT wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

BookBabeVT wrote:

Hi All,

 

My husband and I own about 250 DVD's and have recently decided to watch all of them in alphabetical orderWe started a short time ago and have finally gotten through the A's. We just finished watching Back to the Future 1 & 2 and still have the 3rd to watch. Classic! 88 miles-per-hour...

 

Additionally, we recently watched Slumdog Millionaire rented from Netflix - It wasn't at all what I expected, but I really enjoyed the way the story was told and I liked the ending quite a bit.

 

As for watching a movie with the commentary on...the only time I've done that was when I watched the movie for a homework assignment and I thought that the commentary might give me a little more insight to the movie.  

 

Shawna  


(shudder) alphabetical order ?!


I thought it would add a little twist to the project :smileyvery-happy: Gotta add a little excitement from time to time? :smileywink:

Well if it makes you happy....

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Re: What are you watching?

I'm getting ready to watch. I just have to talk myself into watching the remake now

 

 

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Haunting   this one?  Better than the first.
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Re: What are you watching?

I dunno - the script adaptation on the 1999 remake was pretty rough compared to the book.  I thought the 1963 was a much better adaptation (but we can discuss on the LbW board :smileyvery-happy: )


TiggerBear wrote:

Haunting   this one?  Better than the first.

 

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I'm sorry Tigger but I have to disagree.  I just finished watching it and I fell in love with it all over again.  It is so superior to the remake in so many ways.  Melissa is right though and I will save my comments for the LBW board.


pedsphleb wrote:

I dunno - the script adaptation on the 1999 remake was pretty rough compared to the book.  I thought the 1963 was a much better adaptation (but we can discuss on the LbW board :smileyvery-happy: )


TiggerBear wrote:

Haunting   this one?  Better than the first.

 


 

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Ok I disagree, break down LBW for me though.
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Re: What are you watching?

"LbW" = "Literature by Women"

 

The Haunting of Hill House is our book for this month :smileyhappy:


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Ok I disagree, break down LBW for me though.


 

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Ryan_G wrote:

I'm sorry Tigger but I have to disagree.  I just finished watching it and I fell in love with it all over again.  It is so superior to the remake in so many ways.  Melissa is right though and I will save my comments for the LBW board.


pedsphleb wrote:

I dunno - the script adaptation on the 1999 remake was pretty rough compared to the book.  I thought the 1963 was a much better adaptation (but we can discuss on the LbW board :smileyvery-happy: )


TiggerBear wrote:

Haunting   this one?  Better than the first.

 


 


 

 

 

I guess it depends on what you're looking for.  If you want an adaptation of a beloved novel, there is no comparison - the first one wins, hands down.  If you don't care about the original work and want a ghost story with amazing special effects, go with the second.

 

My friend hasn't been able to locate my copy of the newer one that she borrowed a few years ago.  I may just have to order it (I only had it - and the other one - on VHS, anyway, so now I can get the DVD).

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pedsphleb wrote:

"LbW" = "Literature by Women"

 

The Haunting of Hill House is our book for this month :smileyhappy:


TiggerBear wrote:
Ok I disagree, break down LBW for me though.



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Shadow of the Thin Man  
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I feel like a double feature so I'm also going to watch

 

 

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Just finished

 

Keeping Mum