Movie Review

Anybody interested in watching a good movie? I saw last week the movie PALM BEACH. I loved it. It's about a group of lifelong friends who gather for a special birthday. The scenery is beautiful. The music score great and the acting terrific. It took me back to the 80's when we had special dinner parties with old friends, and usually ended up with some bringing up old issues and maybe too much grog!!  But they were special times and I'd do anything to relive them. Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi, Sam Neill and Richard E. Grant.  And it's lovely to see some carrying a bit of weight and not a sign of Botox to hide the wrinkles. *****

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Loved that movie too Hola. Great to see the teamwork between Bryan Brown and wife Rachel Ward still going strong.

I would like that film as I like the actors in it they are so natural -- AND it is shot in a place I know VERY well

However, I will wait to see it on my TV --  via hire

I too enjoyed it along with my friend, got a lot of chuckles. Could only ever dream of having a view like they did though, it was stunning except for the bloody chimneys.

Well, this is a first for me in a long time - 2 movies in 2 weeks.Yesterday I saw the Brad Pitt, Leonardo de Caprio movie, "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood". What the hell was that all about? I hated it. The film visits Los Angeles 1969 where everything is changing. We see the dark side of Hollywood where an ageing actor (de Caprio) and Pitt (his stunt man) are trying to get bit parts in movies. The good thing about it was seeing America as it was in the 60's. Old movie theatres and brand names of long ago merchandise. It skims over the Manson family and Sharon Tate, as De Caprio's neighbour. Plenty of F words and blood and guts. My friend and I always stay in the theatre until all the credits have finished, and I urge you, if you do see the movie, to stay till the end, (what a laugh), we were the last two in the theatre. . I thought it was the best part of the movie. (++) star rating.

An oldie but a goodie and 6 packs of tissues...: "What dreams may come" with Robin Williams...

Incredible xx

Nobody sits next to me in a cinema as I am the real deal as far as emotion is concerned, I even cried when Bambi's mother was killed 65 years ago...still cant watch it..

I'll have to look that one up Cranky. I also saw the trailer of the upcoming movie, "Downton Abbey". I never watched the t.v. series so am looking forward to seeing it . I watched the movie "The Passion of Augustine" on SBS last night. It's a lovely movie and plenty of classical music. You can watch it on YouTube also.

cranky -- I remember Bambi well was SO sad saw it about 75 years ago --

i hadnt heard of that ROBIN WILLIAMS film,     when he died i got,  what i thought , were all the ones i didnt have,  of his,   i loved his movies,    a very talented man,    i have a dvd here of his,    when he is doing standup comedy,    it is hilarious,   i dont think you can buy it here,  [never seen it adv,]   a friend of my sons got it in america,       i have managed to get the one CRANKY mentioned,    WHAT DREAMS MAY COME,    on ebay,    so i will watch,         a lot of the movies he made over the years were pretty dark,    a sign of his troubled mind,  maybe,  ?   he is a great loss,  

I recently saw “THE JOKER”, a truly brilliant and thought provoking film with brilliant acting by Joaquin Phoenix. It isn’t scary but pretty dark with layers of depth, irony and parallels to present day. Everyone in my film group gave it 5 out of 5 but we laughed that we really wanted to give it 10 out of 5. It is a rare masterpiece in every way.

Ny19,    that movie,  THE JOKER has had very good reviews,    that actor,   JOAQUINE  ,   is very good,   i have a couple of his here,    will get along to see it,   i want to see JUDY also,    not that i was a fan of JUDY GARLAND,    i wasnt,  but i do like RENEE ZELLWEGER,that takes the part,    and i have heard the music is very good,    

Some really good Movies on SBS movie channel.  ‘Toast’, ‘Mary and Max’ and ‘Boy’ are 3 I’ve seen in recent times that I thought were beaut.

 Re: ‘Boy’ - Haven’t seen heaps of New Zealander films or even that much NZ television but when New Zealanders do it right, it really is good IMO - particularly their subtle, clever humour. Great casting in ‘Boy’.

"The Commons" on Stan from Dec 25th looks good. It's about climate change and set in Australia 7 years in the future. Written by a woman in Bellingen.

has anyone been brave enough to go see CATS ?     it has had shocking revues,    i have ordered it,   so will get it when released,   which i dont think will be long,   but i cannot abide REBEL WILSON,    and she has really put me off it,   but hey,   its CATS,    gotta get it,    i watched JOKER,   last night,    JOAQUIN PHOENIX plays a great part,   but i dont know what all the hoo ha was about the movie,   just a crazy,    can see them any day in the streetm    but just a movie,    waiting for JUDY,     that should be good,  [hope],  

I could not think of much worse than seeing Cats -- I remember when the musical came out and I thought it was a waste of time then when I saw write up on it   -- but then I loathe musicals at any time

For the last couple of days there was Elvis Movies at lunch time ... thoroughly enjoyed them :)

They've been running for a couple of weeks.  Wasn't his birthday in January?  Anyway, I revisited Jailhouse Rock, love that clip of them dancing down the stairs.  I didn't bother too much with the others.

Memory is a funny beast though.  I saw all his movies and had most, if not all, his early records, Jailhouse Rock included, and would have sworn there were more songs in that movie.  I would also have sworn that the soundtrack was an LP but Mr Google tells me it was an EP with only 5 songs.   Oh ... he also tells me his birthday was 8th Jan.

My lunchtimes will be occupied  again next week as channel 7 seems to be continuing more of Elvis movies :)

Love Elvis' voice soothing to the ear

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Took the grandkids to see "Little Women" yesterday. Found it long (2 and a quarter hours) and fairly boring. The youngest grandie was the only one who liked it. The constant time changes between past and present are confusing until you get used to them. I give it one and a half stars out of 5. 

Yeah! I think the youngins would enjoy something like Frozen more

i remember the original   'LITTLE WOMAN'     that was a good film,     and good actors in it,    JUNE ALLYSON,  [who i didnt really like,   but was quite good in this,      JANET LEIGH,        MARGRET O SULLIVAN,    i cant remember who played the ;MOTHER;,      BUT       PETER LAWFORD.    in one of his first films,       god,  im showing my age now,  lol, 

I remember the original "Little Women", I don't think I'd like to see the re-make, some friends said they didn't like it.  I remember Peter Lawford in that movie Cats, I never liked his acting, too ponsie for my liking. And did you know Peter Lawford was an original Sinatra's Rat Pack member? They reckoned he only got in because he was a Key In to the White House and Kennedy's family.

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