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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13545 on: December 23, 2013, 11:42:08 PM »
Well, that was Frank Capra... he was a genius. And, you are right, of course...

What may be interesting to our European friends, is that around this time of year there were two movies that were played over and over again, "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" it got to be that we, as Americans got sick of them...

But, that did NOT diminish the quality of the films, naturally. Now, on the cable channels, around xmas, we get "Saw" movies

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13546 on: December 24, 2013, 03:13:35 AM »
Muppet Christmas Carol: Makes me cry every year.

Now if they'd release a version with "Love Is Gone" cut back into it, then it can make THE WORLD cry every year.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13547 on: December 24, 2013, 07:48:41 AM »
I went many years avoiding it, convinced at the time that I wouldn't like any Muppets movies made after Jim Henson had passed.  I was very surprised when I actually did watch it...I guess I shouldn't have been.  It is Micheal Caine as Scrooge.  Can't sneeze at that.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13548 on: December 24, 2013, 07:55:22 AM »
I went many years avoiding it, convinced at the time that I wouldn't like any Muppets movies made after Jim Henson had passed.  I was very surprised when I actually did watch it...I guess I shouldn't have been.  It is Micheal Caine as Scrooge.  Can't sneeze at that.

...also, MUPPETS!
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13549 on: December 24, 2013, 07:58:18 AM »
Muppet Christmas Carol: Makes me cry every year.

Now if they'd release a version with "Love Is Gone" cut back into it, then it can make THE WORLD cry every year.

I'm not a huge fan of "Love is Gone"--it goes on WAY too long, but somehow the pacing is *even worse* without it.

At least it's still in the fullscreen version! People totally watch those anymore, right?

Anyway. Muppet Christmas Carol is both my favorite version of A Christmas Carol and my favorite post-Jim Muppet Movie. It's not flawless--come on, Paul Williams, you wrote "Moving Right Along" for pete's sake. You can do a better rhyme than "The winner would be him."--but everything that's good is FANTASTIC.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13550 on: December 24, 2013, 07:58:59 AM »
I went many years avoiding it, convinced at the time that I wouldn't like any Muppets movies made after Jim Henson had passed.  I was very surprised when I actually did watch it...I guess I shouldn't have been.  It is Micheal Caine as Scrooge.  Can't sneeze at that.

...also, MUPPETS!

Well, that isn't always a guarantee of quality.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13551 on: December 24, 2013, 08:52:34 AM »

Anyway. Muppet Christmas Carol is both my favorite version of A Christmas Carol and my favorite post-Jim Muppet Movie.
Agreed!

And I'll have to look at which version I have (pretty sure it's not the fullscreen), because I know "When Love Is Gone is in it. Because I fast forward through it EVERY time. It's just an absolute dead weight and stop the movie's momentum dead.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13552 on: December 24, 2013, 01:50:21 PM »
I still have a soft spot for Mickey's Christmas Carol, it's the first version I can remember.  Watched it again last week.  I'm always surprised at how short it is.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13553 on: December 24, 2013, 02:17:16 PM »
I went many years avoiding it, convinced at the time that I wouldn't like any Muppets movies made after Jim Henson had passed.  I was very surprised when I actually did watch it...I guess I shouldn't have been.  It is Micheal Caine as Scrooge.  Can't sneeze at that.

...also, MUPPETS!

Well, that isn't always a guarantee of quality.


UGH! Yes, that movie was horrible.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13554 on: December 24, 2013, 05:14:00 PM »
Agreed, all around...
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13555 on: December 24, 2013, 06:20:32 PM »
Scrooged is pretty much a perfect movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13556 on: December 24, 2013, 07:16:03 PM »
Well, I'm in the midst of my Christmas movie binge. Finished watching Scrooged, and I'm in the midst of Hogfather, with Reindeer Games and The Star Wars Holiday Special en route.


Yes, I'm rewatching Reindeer Games. Willingly. I have a soft spot for its goofiness.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13557 on: December 24, 2013, 09:41:53 PM »
Hogfather is great, even if Ian Richardson isn't my favorite choice for Death (Lee is better) and their choice of how to play Teatime.  I don't get the Michael Jackson thing.  But it's like 90% great.

I never made the connection to Jackson, still don't see it.  But after reading the book I do sort of agree his part could have been better.

Michelle Dockery kills as Susan, just love her attitude, so a score of 98% great from me... ;D


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13558 on: December 24, 2013, 10:10:46 PM »
Had to play it just to listen to his voice to be sure.

You're hearing something I'm not, while I agree the voice is way too "childlike" I don't hear the connection to Jackson.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13559 on: December 26, 2013, 10:04:36 PM »
Just got back from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Really enjoyed it*! It's, aesthetically, one of the prettiest movies I've seen in a long time. Gorgeous cinematography, costumes, colors, sets, etc. A bit Wes Anderson-y to be honest. The story really resonated with me...probably because I am a risk-averse, daydreaming introvert named Walter.

*So yeah...parts of this were like being repeatedly punched in the gut.  :'(
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