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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #765 on: January 01, 2014, 07:37:28 AM »
Sunset Boulevard on Blu-ray, mainly because it has a very memorable scene set on New Year's Eve.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #766 on: January 01, 2014, 04:00:35 PM »
Just finished watching "Despicable Me 2" Laughed my head off all through the movie. Of Course Gru will not only be nominated for an academy award, but this time he will win it (If forces of evil do not stop it).  the Little minions are even better this time.
The little children are adorable and I don't want to add any spoilers.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #767 on: January 02, 2014, 04:34:31 AM »
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #768 on: January 02, 2014, 09:35:58 AM »
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)
That was a scary movie!
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #769 on: January 02, 2014, 11:14:36 AM »
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)

What a great movie, made on a shoestring budget. The remake is good too, but way more pessimistic.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #770 on: January 02, 2014, 11:54:07 AM »
The first part of an old black-and-white Spanish movie about St. Theresa of Avila.  Remarkable actress.  I am left hanging because there seem to be no more English subtitled episodes available.  It is surprisingly well done so far.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #771 on: January 02, 2014, 03:39:50 PM »
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)

What a great movie, made on a shoestring budget. The remake is good too, but way more pessimistic.
Yes, I'd seen the Donald Sutherland movie on TV some years ago. The older one was quite different, and the ending more hopeful.

The armchair moral theologian in me tends to watch films like this, regretting the fact that the heroes are divorced. But then realising that their spouses are probably cloned by the end, so they may be eligible to marry each other after all!
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #772 on: January 02, 2014, 05:43:41 PM »
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the '50s version)

What a great movie, made on a shoestring budget. The remake is good too, but way more pessimistic.
Yes, I'd seen the Donald Sutherland movie on TV some years ago. The older one was quite different, and the ending more hopeful.

The armchair moral theologian in me tends to watch films like this, regretting the fact that the heroes are divorced. But then realising that their spouses are probably cloned by the end, so they may be eligible to marry each other after all!

Whenever I watch an old movie where divorced people get together, I always assume they were previously in an invalid civil marriage. But yes, this particular movie has its own special circumstances! :lol:
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #773 on: January 02, 2014, 08:01:27 PM »
Just watched this on Netflix:



For the most part this documents time spent with a Siberian sable trapper - and the title couldn't have been more appropriate.  It's definitely not an easy life, but it is a very honest one.  These men work with their hands, are almost entirely self-relient, and are pretty intimately connected to God's Creation (it's scary to think how many people in North America have never even planted a seed in a garden).

This isn't helping my urge to go live off the grid somewhere ;D
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #774 on: January 03, 2014, 05:02:03 PM »
Arsenic & Old Lace

A challenging film for the inner moral theologian!
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #775 on: January 03, 2014, 05:04:01 PM »
War and Peace (1956) with Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda. 

Good movie -- I'd wanted to watch it for a while but when I saw it was leaving Netflix on Jan 1, I spent a chunk of time on the 31st watching it.

And, of course, I didn't consider the possibility of battle scenes, and ended up with my parents' Rottweiler on my lap, shaking in fear.  :tongue:
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #776 on: January 03, 2014, 05:12:11 PM »
Arsenic & Old Lace

A challenging film for the inner moral theologian!
The Brewster sisters are nuts, so they aren't guilty of serious sin. Maybe.  :tongue:
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #777 on: January 03, 2014, 05:23:42 PM »
Arsenic & Old Lace

A challenging film for the inner moral theologian!
The Brewster sisters are nuts, so they aren't guilty of serious sin. Maybe.  :tongue:
Yes, and they're totally honest and not remotely malicious. But what would have been the correct action for Mortimer to take? I think the sanitarium was probably the best place for them.

Does moral theology ruin films??
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #778 on: January 03, 2014, 05:43:26 PM »
Arsenic & Old Lace

A challenging film for the inner moral theologian!
The Brewster sisters are nuts, so they aren't guilty of serious sin. Maybe.  :tongue:
Yes, and they're totally honest and not remotely malicious. But what would have been the correct action for Mortimer to take? I think the sanitarium was probably the best place for them.

Does moral theology ruin films??

I try not to think about it too much, especially older movies from more simple times. :)
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #779 on: January 04, 2014, 01:39:44 AM »
More on Man of Steel (was just watching some favorite scenes)

The Christ image is so strong in this film.  I'm noticing more each time. 

This scene is Superman against the "World Engine" which is an invention designed to transform the world into a New World of Krypton. 

You'll notice that Superman in his effort to "overcome the world (engine)"  is giving everything of himself to save the world. 

At that point, you'll notice the wide angle shot of him standing in a Cross of light.



The other touching scene is the cutaway to the destruction in Metropolis where Perry White won't leave a trapped Jenny Olsen to die alone even though it looks like it means his own certain death. 

The music accompaniment is simple, elegant and epic.