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[Jul. 30th, 2004|11:47 am]
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So Netflix is bringing me "Secretary" and "Confidence" today. Thus fulfilling my "no one else saw this" quotient AND my "Rachel Weisz is a hotass" quotient. I've no idea what the expect from either.


Also, I'm going to use you guys, I need movie recs. Stuff I might have missed because I don't ever get to see movies in the theater (except for the Big Gay Boat Movie, which I saw like 80 bajillion times). Help?

From: gabbyhope
2004-07-30 08:56 am (UTC)
Rachel Weisz IS a hotass!!1 I personally loved Secretary (not only sexy, but incredibly touching - no pun intended), but Confidence left me cold. Rachel Weisz with blonde hair, however? Strangely WOOF.

Speaking of Rachel, have you seen About A Boy? One of my favorite movies evah, and she's gorgeous. As usual. Other than that, what sort of movies are you looking for? What do you enjoy? Give me a chance to stretch my geekdom!
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-07-30 09:00 am (UTC)
I have a feeling we're going to get halfway through "Confidence" and start mocking it. I'm ok with that.

I'll put "About A Boy" on my list since the hotass content appears to be through the roof. How can that be bad?

For stuff I enjoy? I like a movie that makes me think over a movie where things blow up.. which doesn't mean I didn't like "The Rock", it just means I liked "L.A. Confidential" a hell of a lot more. I've no trouble with subtitles, slow plots, or period costumes but it must engage the brain at some point. I have my leetle pen and paper ready. :)
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From: aussie_nyc
2004-07-30 08:58 am (UTC)
I saw and liked both of those very much.
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[User Picture]From: marginalia
2004-07-30 09:09 am (UTC)
i love secretary. my friend has it now, and if she doesn't return it soon she shall be my friend no more.

i was reading something yesterday . .likely linked by boing_boing that said netflix needed to tie into something like friendster to create an interface for getting recommendations from friends. that would be cool.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-07-30 09:15 am (UTC)
Did you ever see Out of Africa? That first line of yours reminds me of Denys. "I said to him, 'You wouldn't lose a friend over a book, would you?' and Denys said 'No, but he just did.'"

Netflix does a pretty good recommendation bit but unfortunately it lumps my rentals in with Matt's so it keeps trying to recommend war movies where things blow up and I'm like "Uh.. no." Plus it lumps in the documentaries we rent for while we're doing projects and that's cluttering stuff up too. So man, a linked recommendation database? That would be the coo'est.
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[User Picture]From: cindyjade
2004-07-30 09:10 am (UTC)
Secretary is a great movie!

Did you ever see The Gift? it has miss Cate B. in it, and is one of my favorites. /random
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-07-30 09:11 am (UTC)
Never saw it, but it's on the list now. :)
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[User Picture]From: insidian
2004-07-30 09:21 am (UTC)
Proof - With Hugo Weaving and a wee-ikkle Russell Crowe. Hugo's blind, Russ is thin, there's a seductive housekeeper, I love it.

Mrs. Brown - See? This is the movie Dame Judi shoulda won the Oscar for. Stupid Academy.

Dangerous Beauty - Catherine McCormack (sp? The chick who played the dead wife in Braveheart) and Rufus Sewell. How to be a Venitian Courtesan in three easy montages! And have hott sex with Rufus!

Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels - Oh, common! You've seen this right? "They took all our weed and replaced it with DEAD PEOPLE!"

Dead Alive - Early, early Peter Jackson gorefest. I think my favorite part is taking the zombie baby for a stroll. That and "I KICK ARSE FOR THE LORD!"
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-07-30 09:25 am (UTC)
I own both "Mrs. Brown" and "Dangerous Beauty" and consider them to be among my favorite movies in the world. You know that dress Veronica wears when she goes in with the French Prince.. the red one? I made that one year for a big fancy dress event. I made it in green (because red makes me look dead) but I made it, because I fell in love with that movie and that dress.

I haven't see "Lock, Stock.." yet, but after that line I now have to. I saw "Snatch" though and I laughed my fool ass off. And while we're moving on to Peter Jackson early stuff, go find Meet the Feebles. Attempt not to laugh at the fox wearing spats and singing about sodomy. I dare you.
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[User Picture]From: protoainsley
2004-07-30 09:53 am (UTC)
Dude. I was going to suggest Dangerous Beauty! :) I always think of it and Cruel Intentions at the same time because they have red covers and are beside each other. Plus, sex.

Hmm. I very rarely see movies myself. I just saw Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which is awesome, and Guy Pearce in it is Teh Hott. We opted to watch that over Labyrinth.

It is never a bad time to watch The Princess Bride.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2004-07-30 10:25 am (UTC)
oooh! movies!

Cold Comfort Farm--all those great British character actors gathered in one place to make this spot on adaptation of one of the funniest books I've ever read. Sir Ian as evangilist preacher. Rufus Sewell as muscly farm boy/movie addict, Stephen Fry as 1920's Free Love advocate.

anything with Cary Grant in it. No really.

do you like musicals? I could tell you about lots of those I liked.

recent releases? I haven't seen much in the theater myself lately, but

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon--gorgeous. absolutely gorgeous.

Amelie--hysterically funny and sweet and beautiful to watch.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-07-30 10:34 am (UTC)
Doesn't "Cold Comfort Farm" have my girlfriend Kate Beckinsale in it? Because that would make it worth seeing even without a good plot. Very cool. :) Nevermind Stephen Fry.. oh god I love him.. have you read his books?

Cary Grant is absolutely sex on a stick. I think I may need to watch The Philadelphia Story again.

And "Crouching Tiger" might be worth another look because (and this is a horribly horrible thing to say), I saw it on a plane and because the seat-back screen didn't tilt right I had this bad glare that made all the people in mine look the same.. one pale brunette was the same as another and so I lost the plot entirely.
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[User Picture]From: minervacat
2004-07-30 10:39 am (UTC)
I absolutely loved Pieces of April; Katie Holmes turns in a very sweet performance and Patricia Clarkson is fantastic.

I haven't seen anything else terribly remarkable lately on video, though.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-07-30 10:39 am (UTC)
Pieces of April was Movielink's $.99 movie one day and I got it.. I loved it. I loved her boyfriend especially, just for how hard he tried. And JustJack's little cameo.. hee!
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From: starfishchick
2004-07-30 12:09 pm (UTC)
You said you're OK with subtitles?

Have I already spouted off about Ridicule? France pre-Revolution. Fanny Ardent (brilliant), Charles Berling (hot in a non-conventional way) and Judith Godreche (just hot). It was nominated for a Palme d'Or, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and won the BAFTA in that category. It won a bazillion four Cesars, and was nominated for eight more.

*stops rambling, as I think we've talked about this movie before*
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