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Gloria Billings



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:53 am    Post subject: Seen any good movies lately? Reply with quote

Hi to everyone! Every once in a while I feel like I could splurge and go to a movie. Tickets cost around ten dollars so I don't want to go to a movie that's not very good. So if anyone has seen a good movie, please tell about it here. What is the name of the movie and why did you like it? And another question might be whether you'd take a school-age child to see the movie. Thanks. I'll look forward to hearing what you recommend! Very Happy
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ConnieLea



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gloria, you're right about the cost of movies these days Exclamation
I haven't been to the theater in quite a while,
but I am looking foreword to the new 'Fantastic Four' movie.
I hope it's as good as 'Silver Circle' was.
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Gloria Billings



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:20 am    Post subject: The Martian Reply with quote

We went to see The Martian in the matinee. It was pretty good! I recommend it, especially if you like adventure movies. There was some humor and a little swearing, so not appropriate for someone under about age 14.
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ConnieLea



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gloria, I've been catching some good movies on Netflix.
A fixed income only goes so far Smile Smile
(I use my nieces' Netflix account.)
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ConnieLea



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've watched two movies on Netflix this week that I liked.
The first one was Malevolent.
It's a 2002 movie. It has Lou Diamond Phillips in it.
He plays the part of a homicide detective that is being framed for murder.
It has a little bit of bad language in it, but not a lot.
I would say most boys old enough to like action movies could see it.
Girls would probably only like it if they were preteen or older.
I wouldn't think younger girls would get into the chases and shootouts.
The second one was The Mystery of Spoon River.
It's a 2000 movie. I only knew one actor by sight, not by name.
It's a paranormal movie, but not really scary, just a little spooky.
It's about a town that keeps secrets and uncovering those secrets.
There's a bad word or two in it, basically very mild language.
I don't think anyone under the teen years would care for this movie.
I think anyone younger than teens wouldn't get the meaning of it,
they would only see the kind of spooky parts.
Neither of these are new movies, but I thought they were good.
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Gloria Billings



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for those suggestions, ConnieLea. We just had several inches of snow this evening so tomorrow will definitely be a stay at home day. I'll get some laundry and kitchen cleaning done, hopefully. I think there could be time in there for a movie.
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ConnieLea



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

Gloria Billings wrote:
Thanks for those suggestions, ConnieLea. We just had several inches of snow this evening so tomorrow will definitely be a stay at home day. I'll get some laundry and kitchen cleaning done, hopefully. I think there could be time in there for a movie.


I know that I probably should already know the answer...
but if so I am having a memory lapse Smile at the moment Smile ...
where do you live that has already gotten snow Question

OH, if you like action movies go for the one
with Lou Diamond Phillips in it.
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Gloria Billings



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Iowa. The town where I'm from in northern Iowa got 12 1/2 inches of snow Friday night. Here in the central part of the state it was more like 6-7 inches. It is beautiful. But it's quite cold, with temperatures near zero. I have an old car. The door handle, which looks like metal but is actually made of plastic, broke off. Now I have to get in the car on the passenger side and climb over the stuff between the two front seats. At my age, this is not easy or at all graceful!
I did go to a movie yesterday afternoon. It was The 33. It told the harrowing story of the miners in Chili that were buried alive a few years ago. I learned that every year 12,000 miners are killed in mining accidents. I recommend the movie. The faith of the miners was a big help to them.
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ConnieLea



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a Kia that the door handle froze and broke too.
Sounds like you have bucket seats, just like that Kia had ☺ ☺
You're right about not being easy or graceful to climb over ☺ ☺
I live in NE Ga. Our temps are getting close to/right at freezing some nights.
The middle of the day still get warm enough for just long sleeved tee shirts.
That probably won't last much longer though. I hate cold weather.
I remember when that mining accident was on the news.
I knew the deaths were in the thousands for miners even these days.
It would seem that it would have lessened in our more modern times.
I don't know the statistics for when mining was first done,
it may be less dangerous now than years ago but it's still way to high.
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Gloria Billings



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can bear any more on the subject of my broken door handle, I can tell you that my husband looked on the Internet and found a replacement handle for $17. Another website had the same door handle for $180. Surprised Surprised
The higher price allows you to select the color. The cheaper one is black. Reminds me of what someone told me Henry Ford once said. The story goes that Mr Ford said you can have your car any color you want it, as long as it's black. My car is sort of a silver color but I'm willing to put up with a black door handle for that big difference in price. Even if I was loaded with money, I don't think I'd be interested in spending so much more for a 20 year old car with almost a quarter of a million miles on it. Razz
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ConnieLea



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally agree with you, Gloria Smile Smile
Believe it or not, I read that about Henry Ford just a few weeks ago.
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ConnieLea



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I mentioned before, I've been watching movies on Netflix.
With a set income that doesn't reach far enough as it is Smile Sad
that's my only option right now. Most of the movies I've watched
are from around 2000 to 2014, or thereabouts.
You can look them up on IMDb (imdb.com)
by title to see if you think you might like to view them.

Over the weekend I watched 'The Factory' (2012)
with John Cusack and Jennifer Carpenter.
This is another movie for older children, teens or over.
It is about a detective (Cusack) hunting a serial killer of young prostitutes.
He is partnered with Carpenter, then his teen age daughter goes missing.
Now the hunt is really on...you won't believe the twist that comes about
when he finally locates the house where the kidnapper is.

I have to mention two older movies that if you haven't seen,
and you like action/drama movies, you really should watch these.

'The Long Kiss Goodnight' with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.
(1996) A private eye (Jackson) and a wife/mother with amnesia...
(but she doesn't know she has amnesia) until a bump on the head
has her remembering parts of her life before motherhood.
Again, I think it's more for tweens and teens than younger children.

The other is 'A Time To Kill' with Matthew McConaughey
and Sandra Bullock. (1996)
It's about the rape of a young negro girl
and the subsequent killing of her attackers.
Again, I think it's for teens or older.

As you might can tell I like action and drama type movies.
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Gloria Billings



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are some great suggestions, ConnieLea. I can imagine some might keep you on the edge of your chair as the plots thicken. Shocked
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ConnieLea



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

Gloria Billings wrote:
These are some great suggestions, ConnieLea. I can imagine some might keep you on the edge of your chair as the plots thicken. Shocked

Actually I have jumped from the edge of my chair at times Smile Embarassed
Suspense keeps me moving up towards the edge of my chair,
the unexpected causes a jump and, sometimes, a squeal Smile Embarassed
The comical thing about that is, it usually happens when
one should have been expecting something Smile Embarassed
I tend to stick to drama, suspense, thrillers and crime themes,
occasionally I watch horrors, but not often.
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Gloria Billings



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of our sons is home for Christmas so we went to the new Star Wars movie this afternoon. I can see where it would appeal to the typical 12-year-old boy. Lots of excitement and fighting. The story line was easy to follow. It's fun to see the creativity that goes into developing some of the monsters. One character is apparently a take-off on Hitler, and I realized the typical viewer of Star Wars isn't going to know much about how Hitler rose to power. Here I'd like to make a political comment about some of the Presidential candidates but I'm going to restrain myself..... Rolling Eyes
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