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There is theatre about 20 minutes from my house that normally plays older movies. They had The Birds and Rosemary's Baby showing last Friday night as a double feature, pretty cool IMO for 8 bucks.
How cool! I bet you go to the movies pretty often. I know I would if there was a movie theatre like that just minutes from my place. For a double feature, the price of eight bucks isn't bad, either.



well, i just popped by to talk about the dark knight and heath ledger's phenomenal performance...all i can say is wow! what a talent...he steals the movie...

the rest of the cast including christian bale, morgan freeman, maggie gyllenhaal (an excellent improvement over katie holmes) and michael caine were absolutely worth the price of admission...a must see...



I saw a movie this weekend that I enjoyed more than anything I’ve seen in years. Better than No Country for Old Men, Better than There Will be Blood, worlds better than Sweeny Todd, even better than the original 3:10 to Yuma. So what was it? Mama Mia!

Hey, imagine my surprise! A film filled with the songs of ABBA sounded at first like my idea of nothing. I never cared for ABBA when they were big back in the days of Disco. Never cared for Disco, either. But I had liked the 1994 Australian hit Muriel's Wedding, which also featured a (smaller) ABBA soundtrack. Besides, my wife wanted to see it, and it was showing at this combination movie/café near our house, so we could combine dinner and a movie. The outing turned into a real hoot. There were more people in that particular theater than we had experienced before—several of us older folk but also lots of younger people who couldn’t have any memory of Disco. When the music started, however, people were clapping, waving their arms, singing along. I haven’t seen such audience participation since the Rocky Horror Picture Show. There was a young black woman on our row clapping and singing along with every song, a middle aged woman a few rows down waving her arms as she sang. I expected to see people start dancing in the aisle. And after each song, people would applaud! How often do you hear applause for movies nowadays? It was the most fun I’ve had in a movie theater in years.

Like I said, I don’t know anything about ABBA, so I don’t know if they play all their hits or not. Their only song that I could name prior to the movie was “Dancing Queen,” which the film turned into a dance anthem for Greek women’s liberation in one of the movie’s most rollicking scenes. Later they came up with another tune that I vaguely remembered, “The Winner Takes It All,” which became Meryl Streep’s confrontation with Pierce Brosnan over their lost love. I used to not be a fan of Streep’s; whatever she was doing pretty much shot past me for years, although I did like her work in Death Becomes Her and Devil Wears Prada. But I became a fan in the scene where she sings “The Winner Takes It All.” I knew she sang in other productions but was surprised to find she’s really good. But more than that, the way she emotes while singing that song, it could have been dialogue not just a song, because she’s commenting on her character and what she has risked and what she has lost while breaking all ties with a man she once loved. It is easily the best scene in the entire film, and it took a hell of an actress to bring it off without diminishing it.

Brosnan, on the other hand, is definitely not a singer, but bless his heart, he gives it his best and doesn’t look foolish while he’s doing it. Anyway, it’s a fun film and I highly recommend it. And take a date. And don’t leave when the closing credits start rolling, because Streep, Julie Walters, and Christine Baranski come on singing “Dancing Queen” as the rock group that, in the movie, they once were, in costumes that defy description or timelines (was anyone really that weird back in the ‘60s and ‘70s?). But hold onto your seats after that performance when, with credits still rolling, they’re joined in “Waterloo” by Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgard in outlandish outfits that neither the Village People nor Elvis would have had the guts to wear! It’s pure fantasy and fun entertainment from start to finish.

PS I think parts of this movie must have been filmed on Majorca, Spain’s biggest island, because I’d swear that some of the background scenery is exactly the same as that in the 1982 movie, Murder Under the Sun.



don't get to the cinema too often as too having young kids and no babysitters available but I have seen The Hulk and Iron Man recently and I am off to see The Dark Knight on Thursday so heres hoping for a hat trick of cool films in the last month
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The Dark Knight ... loved it...
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Just got back from seeing The Dark Knight. Absolutely sensational.
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DKnight. all the way.
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I saw a movie this weekend that I enjoyed more than anything I’ve seen in years. Better than No Country for Old Men, Better than There Will be Blood, worlds better than Sweeny Todd, even better than the original 3:10 to Yuma. So what was it? Mama Mia!
...cough...more power to ya...i guess...



I watched Mamma Mia yesterday! I loved it- very funny! We had people singing along, clapping, shouting 'nooo...' as they slowly realise the ending. It was the only film I have seen when the audience were sort of brought together and you didn't feel embarrassed shrieking 'Oh My God!' at the end, as I did



The Dark Knight, loved it, gonna see it again in IMAX this time. Who else loved Joker's "magic trick"?



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Th Dark Knight
- Absolutely marvelous! Excellent picture. Heath Ledger's performance was classic. Oscar worthy? I don't know about that....yet

Who else loved Joker's "magic trick"?
Me. I wish I could do that to some people.



Th Dark Knight
- Absolutely marvelous! Excellent picture. Heath Ledger's performance was classic. Oscar worthy? I don't know about that....yet



Me. I wish I could do that to some people.
Easily one of my favorite movie scenes.



LOL!

Everyone on board is raving about the new Batman, and I still haven't seen it. I'll probably catch it after the initial audience surge to the theatre subsides, and I'm lucky enough to find tickets.

The last movie I caught was an animation film 'Persepolis', which I thought was ex.quis.ite. It recounts the struggle of ordinary people against fundamentalists who actually own Iran; its newly acquired democratic status only a sham. We see this through the eyes of a girl coming-of-age, in quest for her raison d'etre that she searches for in her battered nation. Witty and poetic, and brilliant B&W animation to describe the flashbacks in chiaroscuro.



well, i just popped by to talk about the dark knight and heath ledger's phenomenal performance...all i can say is wow! what a talent...he steals the movie...

the rest of the cast including christian bale, morgan freeman, maggie gyllenhaal (an excellent improvement over katie holmes) and michael caine were absolutely worth the price of admission...a must see...
Purple and susan: I, too just saw Dark Knight, at a regular movie theatre not far from where I live, and enjoyed the movie very much, although it's admittedly not my favorite movie. It's agreed that Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker was very, very good--far better than Jack Nicholson's Joker. Too bad he died at such a young age. Dark Knight isn't a movie that I'd want to see more than once, but it was worth seeing, I thought. The aerial shots of Gotham were terrific, especially the nighttime shots. One thing I didn't like about the film "Dark Knight", however, was the fact that it was somewhat overdone in spots; there was a little more exploding of things on the screen than was necessary, imho.