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St.TropezChic

POSTED: Mon, 05/25/2009 - 12:24pm

See any good movies, lately?

Have you enjoyed any new ones, or perhaps, re-lived a classic?
Went to see 'Star Trek' with DD yesterday. The special effects were amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone who is, or ever was, a Trekkie.
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MollyA

POSTED: Fri, 05/12/2017 - 8:32pm

Paris Can Wait & Tulip Fever

Lovely!

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:02am

Thanks

Will look for them.oxo

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 08/13/2016 - 11:53pm

Florence Foster Jenkins

Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.Based on a true story.A charming,touching movie,some laughs but really about true love.

coco1960

POSTED: Sun, 08/14/2016 - 9:01am

Jean

did you see Meryl's new movie ? How was it ? I'm thinking about going to see next weekend .

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 08/14/2016 - 10:04am

Yes I did

Do see it.Is there any role Meryl can't play?I doubt it.And Hugh Grant was marvelous.And to see them aging with attitude is a gift.

kit

POSTED: Sun, 07/31/2016 - 5:21pm

Haven't seen a new movie in years!

I'm a snob I admit it. There is no Hollywood like old Hollywood. Everything now is agenda driven. I just watched "What's up Doc" with Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madelyn Khan and so many great character actors. If you need a couple of hours spent laughing, I'd recommend it!

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:58pm

You and me both, Kit

I am such a fan of movies from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, that I find almost no current movies I'm interested in seeing. I hope that doesn't sound too snobbish, because I really try. I loved The Martian with Matt Damon; I think that was the last one I saw in a theater! I just wait for Netflix so that if I really am not interested in the movie I select, I can look for something else to watch and not feel like it was wasted money. Woody Allen's films rarely make Netflix, though, so I may be forced to go to the theater for Cafe Society. Last night, or rather early this morning during a fit of insomnia, I watched most of "Lucy," an older movie about the life of Lucille Ball. It was a made-for-tv movie, I think, so I wasn't too familiar with the actors. It doesn't get great reviews elsewhere, although regular movie-watchers tend to like it, but I thought the actors did a fine job, particularly recreating Ball's and Arnaz's voices and how Ball progressed from trying (unsuccessfully) to be a serious actor to finally finding herself in comedy. I also really loved "Iris," about Iris Apfel, who is gaining great fame as a 90-year-old fashion icon (sorry if I've mentioned this one before).

JSB

POSTED: Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:51am

Old Movie Fans

We should start a club.My all time favourite movie is Casablanca.And I love the Alfred Hitchcock thrillers.

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 07/31/2016 - 6:36pm

Movies

Me too,a fan of old Hollywood and old movies.Must find that movie.oxo

blondetaz

POSTED: Tue, 08/02/2016 - 11:30pm

Movies

I must find that movie, too! I prefer old Hollywood by far.

kit

POSTED: Mon, 08/01/2016 - 7:45pm

Oui!

It's a classic! Hope you can see it. Great talents all:)

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 07/31/2016 - 6:35pm

Movies

Me too,a fan of old Hollywood and old movies.Must find that movie.oxo

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 07/31/2016 - 7:47am

Cafe Society

Saw it last night at anArt House cinema.Woody Allen wrote and directed and narrated.I quite enjoyed it.Noy a big box office hit yet worth watching.

blondetaz

POSTED: Sun, 07/31/2016 - 9:53am

Cafe Society

Good morning! I just read the reviews, and it seems rather charming. I just found a small theater near me where it is showing. Perhaps that will be my adventure tomorrow. I have difficulty sitting still during movies, but I loved Midnight in Paris. Happy Sunday to you, Jean!

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 07/31/2016 - 9:58am

Charming

It is.I believe you will enjoy it.Let me know what you think.,please.

MollyA

POSTED: Tue, 05/10/2016 - 4:32pm

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY (2016)

"The First Monday in May" refers to a day every year on which the New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art closes to host a star-studded benefit tat coincides with a special exhibition from its Costume Institute. The exhibition is the 2015 hit "China: Through The Looking-Glass". Creators include the museum's Andrew Bolton and the Vogue editor in chief and gala co-host, Anna Wintour. The Met Ball is that rare event that manages to bring together the most illustrious figures in fashion, film, art and music. The annual gala is also one of the toughest parties to organize, as a lot of work goes into putting together the accompanying exhibition, as well as creating an unforgettable fete. This new documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at the ultra-exclusive bash, so you can sit back and pretend like you scored an invite to the party of the year.

Spagirl76

POSTED: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:34pm

Movies

Man Up - set in London, hilarious blind date gone wrong...no, better :) My Greek Wedding 2 - good follow up with lots of laughs.

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:37pm

HimSpagirl76

Need a good laugh.Thanks for the ideas.

coco1960

POSTED: Sun, 05/01/2016 - 3:04pm

Some Reviews

Papa Hemingway..disappointing..chopped up story line but exciting that it is the first movie to be filmed in Cuba in several decades ! Vinyl..HBO Series...slow start...and just got better...Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese..about the music industry in the late 60's and early seventies.. Grace and Frankie..new season coming up on Netflicks...looking forward to a classy , funny show . Guess Who's Coming to Dinner..the original...bought brand new at a garage sale...amazing movie for the times that it came out in and Tracy and Hepburn...well I may have to add to my movie collection because their love story and film chemistry just brings out the romantic in me !

MollyA

POSTED: Fri, 03/18/2016 - 7:47pm

Hello my name is Doris!

Giggling is good...Sally Fields is perfect in this

GigiSollitt

POSTED: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 1:19pm

Hello Doris!

Welcome to crew! Gigi

coco1960

POSTED: Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:36pm

Mozart in the Jungle - Season Two

Finished this show last night and looking forward to the next season..Bernadette Peters is ravishing and can still sing..check out her song Candy ? on You Tube from Mozart in the Jungle..showing ladies of a certain age can be very alluring !

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 03/12/2016 - 7:54pm

Mozart in the Jungle

An intriguing title and I have not heard of it.Will look up the song on You Tube and see if that show is on Netflix.Thanks for the info.oxo

coco1960

POSTED: Sun, 03/13/2016 - 5:21pm

Mozart...Jean

I don't think you can get the show on net flicks since it is thru Amazon Prime..it's based on a book with the same title . Did you get a chance to check out Bernadette Peters ? Gonna be a Fraiser night here..just some mindless watching of a show that makes me laugh .

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 03/13/2016 - 7:43pm

Hi MJ

Will look for the book.Not yet for Bernadette Peters.Spent the afternoon hanging my art.Making my new little place a home.There has been a lot of small disasters here but things seem to be settling now.Phew! Actually I think Fraiser is a very intelligent comedy.Loved it.Have a real,good belly laugh. OXO

annamey

POSTED: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 2:45pm

Sneak preview of "The Little Prince"

Highly recommend it. St.-Exupery's classic French novel, beautifully animated, with an all-star voice cast. All three of my young ones thoroughly enjoyed it, but still sophisticated enough for grown-ups, just like the book.

GigiSollitt

POSTED: Mon, 03/21/2016 - 1:20pm

Wow! Thanks

I did not know there was another version out there. I still remember seeing the original animation when I was much younger. I will have to look that up.

MollyA

POSTED: Sat, 03/05/2016 - 7:31pm

THE OLD LADY IN THE VAN

With Maggie Smith.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 11:56am

Anything

With Dame Maggie in it.

Ava

POSTED: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 1:42pm

Agreed

She is a joy to watch. Have you seen 'My Old Lady' yet? Brilliant, and set in Paris.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 03/08/2016 - 2:49pm

Not yet

It is on my must see list and part of the pampering.Read great books,see good movies ,enjoy art and music.

MollyA

POSTED: Sun, 02/14/2016 - 9:50am

45 Years

Charlotte Rampling and Tim Courtney are fantastic

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 02/14/2016 - 10:52am

Thanks Molly

Looking for a good movie to,see during my Bombshell/Staycation

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 11/15/2015 - 1:55pm

Spectre

Loved it.Great fun.Daniel Craig.Sigh.

Spagirl76

POSTED: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 1:20pm

The Chef's Wife (On a failli être amies)

I saw this over the weekend at an independent film festival. I loved it. Great plot and charming actors. Would highly recommend.

Spagirl76

POSTED: Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:51pm

Amelie

Watched it again last week, after seeing it when it first came out and not really "getting it". This time my 18 year old daughter watched it with me and loved it. I did, too.

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 09/03/2015 - 5:52pm

Craving a good movie

Any suggestions,please?

MollyA

POSTED: Sun, 11/08/2015 - 1:11pm

JSB

Bridge of Spies!

cwlorente

POSTED: Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:30am

The Martian

Saw The Martian yesterday. It is fantastic. Maybe one of the best movies I've ever seen. Go see it. Do not wait.

cwlorente

POSTED: Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:46pm

Iris

Just watched "Iris," on Netflix, a documentary about Iris Apfel. You will love this. Here's a trailer: http://www.magpictures.com/iris/

JSB

POSTED: Wed, 09/30/2015 - 7:04pm

Love her!

As soon as Kevin(aka Francis Underwood)releases me from his spell,I will watch this.I must say deliciously evil spell.Thanks for this Carol.

cwlorente

POSTED: Mon, 09/07/2015 - 11:24pm

Recently saw...

and really liked Love and Mercy, about Brian Wilson. If you're searching on Netflix, you might like Last Love (Michael Caine in Paris; what's not to like?) and Le Weekend (older couple trying to put the spark back in their marriage). If you haven't seen Advanced Style yet (I think you said you had), that's a definite watch.

AngelaR

POSTED: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:45pm

Eye Opener!

I watched this movie called the Joneses with Demi Moore and David Duchovny. They move into this high end neighborhood and people begin copying all the things they wear or use. Then you see that they aren't a family at all, they're just sales people that were planted there by a corporation.

snorklee

POSTED: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:56pm

The Whales of August

I just watched The Whales of August, starring Lillian Gish and Bette Davis. What a lovely vignette of a movie. It was filmed in 1987. Both ladies are elderly in the movie, and still as beautiful as they were in their youth. Both with faces untouched by plastic surgery. Gorgeous. The story is sweet, and poignant. Lillian Gish's character is caring for her younger sister, who is slowly succumbing to dementia, and blindness. So much grace, so much powerful emotion so elegantly underplayed by two truly gifted actresses. Vincent Price and Ann Sothern complete the ensemble cast. Just a nice, nice movie. I enjoyed it immensely.

cwlorente

POSTED: Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:44pm

Last Love

I saw a lovely movie called "Last Love," starring Michael Caine. (I'd never heard of it before. Found it on Netflix. It was released in 2013.) He plays a widower who lives in Paris, trying to come to terms with the loss of his dearly loved wife. He develops an attachment to a young dance instructor, played by Clemence Poesy (from the Harry Potter films). Sweet film, with a nice plot twist. Many Paris street scenes. Very nice. I may watch it again.

snorklee

POSTED: Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:51am

Last Love...

I recently watched Last Love too. It was a very good story, and I enjoyed it a lot. Michael Caine is such a good actor. Last night, I watched Le Chef, in French with subtitles, also on Netflix. It's a charming movie about traditional French cuisine versus new-fangled, trendy molecular cuisine. Lots of great cooking scenes, humor and a nice ending.

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:57pm

Le Chef

I'm going to look for that one. Thanks! -- Carol

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:57pm

Le Chef

I'm going to look for that one. Thanks! -- Carol

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 01/10/2015 - 9:09pm

Good Grief

Sorry it posted so often.Lol.

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 01/10/2015 - 9:08pm

The Imitation Game

Superb acting,fascinating story and piece of history.All actors did a very fine job.Benedict Cumberbatch is a force to be reckoned with.The young actor who plays Cumberbatch's character as a young boy is brilliant.A must see movie.


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