What have you seen recently? 3

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Postby janet » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:08 pm

Watched 'The men who stare at goats' the other day. Very funny. If you ever saw 'Mash' on film or the TV series you'll love this. Brilliant cast. I just love the concept of using New Age philosophy to eliminate the need for armed combat by training special troops in psychic warfare. Bit like Headology I suppose.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:35 pm

janet wrote:Watched 'The men who stare at goats' the other day. Very funny. If you ever saw 'Mash' on film or the TV series you'll love this. Brilliant cast. I just love the concept of using New Age philosophy to eliminate the need for armed combat by training special troops in psychic warfare. Bit like Headology I suppose.

I watched that as well. Very good indeed. George Clooney is excellent in it. :D
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby janet » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:15 pm

Ah! Gorgeous George 8-) One of his best movies. Always a treat to see Kevin Spacey also. I'm sure I saw the DVD of this in a charity shop recently....if i could only remember which one :lol:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Dotsie » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:46 am

I'd heard about this story before the film was made, so I was mad keen to watch it, but I just couldn't get into it :?
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Ghost » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:43 am

janet wrote:Watched 'The men who stare at goats' the other day. Very funny. If you ever saw 'Mash' on film or the TV series you'll love this. Brilliant cast. I just love the concept of using New Age philosophy to eliminate the need for armed combat by training special troops in psychic warfare. Bit like Headology I suppose.

I read the book about 3 years ago but I can't remember much about it
but the film was very enjoyable :D
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:37 pm

I got a 3 DVD box set of movies from Lidl the other day for a fiver. District 9, Moon and a film I'd never heard of called Knowing with Nicolas Cage. I watched Knowing tonight and thought it started off really well. A really interesting idea that had me wondering where it was going.

And then the whole thing got completely pants and quasi religious with Close Encounters type aliens taking little kids away to save the human race (and rabbits - do aliens realise how much they breed? :? ).

I'm sure I'll enjoy the other two films. I saw Moon once when I was flying to Tucson and thought it was excellent and I've heard good things about District 9, but Knowing is dreadful. :hand:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:46 pm

I've read the book as well but not seen Men Who Stare At Goats.

I think District 9 & Moon are fantastic sci-fi movies.

These are my 2 favourite Nic Cage movies. Both from the 1980's, worth checking out if you've not seen.



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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:12 am

aliens taking little kids away to save the human race (and rabbits - do aliens realise how much they breed


That was to feed the kids with. :lol:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:16 am

Or the other way round.

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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Dotsie » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:41 am

Tonyblack wrote:And then the whole thing got completely pants and quasi religious with Close Encounters type aliens taking little kids away to save the human race (and rabbits - do aliens realise how much they breed? :? ).

:lol: :lol: My thoughts exactly. Two hours of my life I'll never get back.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:52 am

I loved The man that stared at goats, when we watched it Emi was in tears with laughing, and me too.

The only notable thing I've seen recently is a BBC representation of Much ado about nothing done in the 80s, and I loved it.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Tiffany » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:13 am

I went & saw Song For Marion yesterday, with my friend. I cried most of the way through it, it has got to be the most emotional film I've seen for ages. Terence Stamp is brilliant as the husband.
Having written that, we didn't think it as good as Quartet, story line better in that & more humour.
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:20 am

Dotsie wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:And then the whole thing got completely pants and quasi religious with Close Encounters type aliens taking little kids away to save the human race (and rabbits - do aliens realise how much they breed? :? ).

:lol: :lol: My thoughts exactly. Two hours of my life I'll never get back.

Oh yes, I forgot - the aliens sprouted wings at the end and turned into angels. :doh:
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Alanz » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:48 am

janet wrote:Watched 'The men who stare at goats' the other day. Very funny. If you ever saw 'Mash' on film or the TV series you'll love this. Brilliant cast. I just love the concept of using New Age philosophy to eliminate the need for armed combat by training special troops in psychic warfare. Bit like Headology I suppose.


I saw that one on BBC player i might watch it if it's good :?: :D
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Re: What have you seen recently? 3

Postby Catch-up » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:35 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Dotsie wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:And then the whole thing got completely pants and quasi religious with Close Encounters type aliens taking little kids away to save the human race (and rabbits - do aliens realise how much they breed? :? ).

:lol: :lol: My thoughts exactly. Two hours of my life I'll never get back.

Oh yes, I forgot - the aliens sprouted wings at the end and turned into angels. :doh:


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