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  1. Moosie dear, you do know that Pride and  Prejudice is a 19th century novel by Jane Austen, don't you?  I don;t like Jane Austen's novels much and I don't like the films made from them much.  Are you sure it's not Colin Firth that you think is to die for?

     

    If course I know it's a novel by Jane Austen. I even own a copy and have read it. Did it after I saw the 1995 version of it. Also liked the one from a few years ago.

    As for Colin Firth, I think he's brilliant in every way.

     

    I've now got the urge to watch the movie again.

  2. Brideshead with Jeremy Irons?  It was a really good  series.

     

    I wasn't so keen on Pride and Prejudice, but I'm not really a fan of Jane Austen's work.

     

    WHAT!? Not keen on Pride and Prejudice!?

     

    Someone call the ambulance because clearly Moi is not well. Is there an asylum where we can send her for a while?

     

    How can you not be keen on Pride and Prejudice? It's fantastic!

    The 1995 version with Colin Firth is to die for. I absolutely love it.

  3. Apparently we have been looking at Sampdorias Mauro Icardi. Only 19 years old and is considered a really talented striker. Think he's scored 7 goals in 16 games, which is good, though six of them came recently against Juventus (2) and Pescara (4). So only one goal before that, if the stats are correct.

  4. In my pursuit to watch all nominated movies in this years Oscars I got to cross another movie off my list last night - Argo.

     

    Really good movie. Ben Affleck isn't the greatest actor, but he wasn't that bad as the lead character. He's much better at making movies and Argo really proves that.

     

    The movie should have a decent chance at winning.

  5. Mentioned this in the matchday thread and whilst its a little harsh because we scored i think its still worth highlighting.

     

    Just look at the position of Torres when we attacked for the first goal on Sunday. Right at the the top of the pic. This is our centre forward!

     

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    It actually looks worse if you look at the replay on the video here from around the 0:47 mark. He really does seem to actually run away from the ball, doesnt even look like he is trying to pull a defender away.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sm3eejT0vY

     

    I know its harsh because we scored but its still bizarre.

     

    I actually think that it wasn't such a bad run by Torres. At first it looked as if he tried to pull the defender away, but even if that didn't work he still created an option out wide and a midfielder (Hazard?) could come in with full speed down the middle.

  6. Gerard Depardieu did one in 2001

     

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230534/

     

    There was also a film based on Hugo's book which was made some time ago.  Will try to find it for you.

     

    Here it is - 1998 with Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean

     

     

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119683/

     

    Thanks. I think I've heard about the one with Neeson before, but seeing as the new movie is longer and still seems to have cut some parts out so as not to be too long, I doubt the movie from 1998 will have more story seeing as it's shorter. Might still be worth seeing though.

    Will have to keep an eye out for the other one as well.

     

     

    I heard that Russell Crowe can't sing for toffee. I do want to see it though, even though i'm not that into the whole singing thing. But every time i see the trailer i get more and more intrigued. It will be nice to see something different for a change.

     

    Crowe isn't great when it comes to singing, but he's not bad either. He's got an okay voice for the part and keeps his singing quite simple. It works. I've heard much worse. Though compared to the others in the movie, he might be a few steps behind.

  7. Just finished "Les Miserables". Two and a half hours of singing. And I f*cking loved it.

     

    What an amazing movie. Great story (though I would have liked to see more), the acting was brilliant and the singing surprisingly good.

     

    I've never been a fan of Russel Crowe, but I really liked him in this one and the guy can actually sing. Eddie Redmayne was a pleasant surprise as well. Hugh Jackman - superb.

    Anne Hathaway, brilliant. And the rest was great as well.

     

    And there were quite a few emotional scenes. When Hathaway sang "I Dreamed A Dream" I cried so much.

     

    Before I saw it I thought the constant singing could be a problem, but after about ten minutes I barely noticed it apart from the songs. It just flowed and worked really well. Brilliant idea to have the cast sing live as well. Gave it a more genuine feeling. Suited this type of movie.

     

    Having said this, I would not mind it if they did a miniseries of the book without the singing. BBC has done some good ones, why not have a go at this story?

     

    Anyway, the movie was brilliant.

  8. Saw "Beasts of the Southern Wild" today and rather enjoyed it. It's not a long movie, but I thought it would be one of those that just drags on forever, but it didn't. The story was okay, but what really made it worth seeing was Quvenzhané Wallis - the then 6 year old who plays the main character Hushpuppy.

    She was nominated for an Oscar this year and I can't say she didn't deserve it. She carried the movie and was really good.

    I couldn't help but care for her character and didn't want to stop following her story.

  9. Decided to start watching making that list I wrote earlier shorter by actually seeing one of the movies. Went with "The Impossible".

     

    It's a movie about the tsunami in 2004. A family is on vacation in Khao Lak. Husband, wife and three boys.

    All is well, until the wave hits. The wife and her eldest son manages to stay together, but the rest is gone. She is wounded and with the help of her son has to find help.

     

    Wont say much more about the movie because there is quite a few things happening.

     

    All I can say is this: If you decide to see this movie, bring lots of tissues.

    I think I cried throughout most of the movie.

     

    So many emotional scenes.

     

    The movie is based on a true story. Apparently the director Juan Antonio Bayona heard a woman on the radio talk about what happened to her and her family in this catastrophy and was so moved that he decided to make a movie about it.

    But instead of making it about a spanish family he made it with Naomi Watts as the mother and Ewan McGregor as the father. 

    No matter if it was the right decision or not, both Watts and McGregor does a great job in it. But I'm inclined to say that they are outshone by young Tom Holland who plays the eldest son. He's very impressive. Might become a brilliant actor in the future.

     

    All in all, it's a really good movie which will probably bring more than one tear to your eyes.

  10. Has anyone else here ever felt that they have too many movies they want to see?

     

    Recently I've mostly watched tv-series (been hooked on The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family) so apart from Skyfall and The Hobbit I haven't seen a lot of movies. Well I did see Some Like It Hot on tv a week ago and it's still amazing, but apart from that, very few movies.

    Because of that, the list of movies I have and want to see grows longer every day.

     

    Current list:

    Django Unchained

    The Bourne Legacy

    Hope Springs

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Amour

    Cloud Atlas

    John Dies at the End

    Grabbers

    The Impossible

    End of Watch

     

    And some others I'd like to see:

    Elf

    The Prime of Jean Brody

    Les Miserables (the live musical, not the movie)

    Rec 3

    The Campaign

    Porco Rosso

     

    The good thing is that there's no shortage of movies to chose from, but not only do I feel I'm way behind on my movie watching, but it is also getting more and more difficult to decide which one I'm going to see next.

  11. I've seen that Rossi is set to go to Fiorentina, I know a lot of people are keen on Jovetic who seems to be a similar player to Rossi so is Jovetic off or have Fiorentina just signed Rossi to make their attack even better?

     

    I doubt Jovetic will leave now just because Rossi came. I think Rossi has been injured for more or less a year now and he won't play until march, so Fiorentina hasn't exactly bought a player who will step into the team immediately.

    There are other rumours surrounding strikers to Fiorentina, so they might get someone else to possibly replace Jovetic.

    But I doubt he'll leave before summer.

  12. Going to watch the hobbit now, hopefully really good.

     

    Saw it a couple of days ago. I really liked it. Not perfect, but really good. And the cgi is amazing. Gollum is flawless.

     

    I really like that they've added some things to the story as well. Things that didn't appear in The Hobbit, but in other books Tolkien wrote.

     

    Before I saw it, I had read that some thought there was too much jokes in it, but I didn't think so. Nothing that made it too ridiculous anyway.

  13. Right ladies and gents, help me choose a film for tonight.

    I've just got some new steelbooks over Christmas, but I haven't watched any of them before, I've got:

    Inception

    Sherlock Holmes

    Lifeboat

    Total Recall (remake)

     

    Haven't seen the last two, but I've heard that Total Recall isn't good.

     

    As for the first two, both are really good. Not sure which one I'd prefer. Probably Sherlock Holmes.

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