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June 20, 2007


Amy's Zoo

Read the LOTR books, you will like them a lot better I think.


I am a big fan of a lot of these movies - specially Poirot (and of course, Harry Potter!)


I don't know what it is, but I just don't like Ustinov as Poirot. I love David Suchet, but I wish Alfred Molina would have done more Poirot films, even though he doesn't really fit the description of Poirot.

I'm going to add a few of these to my netflix queue. It's a little late to see them in theaters. ;)

Miss Understood

Hitch Hikers Guide is fantastic. I've read all the books, many times, and also saw the series on TV in the 70's which turned me onto it in the first place. I ddn't want to watch the movie because I knew they'd destroy it.


in April I wrote about the Departed. I said that the original Infernal Affairs was much, much better.


I'm not a Nicole Kidman fan...she always looks to me like she is posing...very unnatural. But I'll take your suggestion and put The Others in my Blockbuster queue! (Did I spell that right?)


Oh I love Gosford Park (I love Altman's movies in general) and I agree about The Others (but then Amenabar is always excellent).
Again I agree with The Lord of the Rings. When the third part was ended I was sitting in the theater thinking I must be dreaming...


Wylie Kinson

Enjoyed Gosford Park (my intro to Clive!. The one scene in the The Others - when the door slams - makes me jump out of my skin every damn time I see it. On first viewing, I didn't have a clue about the twist. I like how the film maker totally manipulated me.

I agree with HHGTTG - I 'heard' the book on tape. The movie was ridiculous.

Read LOTR, but begin with the Hobbit, of course. I read the books twice (once as a teen, again as an adult) and I don't see how anyone who HASN'T read the book could possibly follow the very complicated movies. And the symbolism is such a poignant part of the books -- something that won't be wasted on a WW 'expert'! :)


Pretty good selection. I though the "Others" was awesome. I am a Nicole Kindman fan. She is one of the most classy actresses out there.

LOTR is heavy stuff. I read Tolkien in the 6th grade. I was a sprite of 12 years old. I was in accelerated reading classes. I prefer the books. I think that is why I had a firm grasp on the movie. But I agree that the movie was sketchy at times.

The Hitchhikers Guide was a bust for me also. I wanted my money back. It was a waste of my time. Looking back I wish they could refund time. Sounds harsh but it did a diservice to Douglas Adams brilliant genius. Maybe I am just being a purist. :o)

It's Me... Maven

Departed was fabulous, wasn't it? I just loved how matter of fact it ended:)

Sophisticated Writer

You have a very good list here Nicholas :)


Interesting list. I quite liked Harry Potter, Catch Me if You Can, The Departed and Gosford Park. I loved the LOTR trilogy too, but I guess you can't please all the people all the time.

The Rev. Jenner J. Hull

The best movie I ever saw in the theatre was Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Amelie" at the Savannah (Georgia) Film Festival before it was released in the States.

When my fellow film-student friend and I left the theatre, we walked to his car and yelled at each other the entire way about how amazing, in all aspects, the movie was.

And it's still one of my favorite flicks.

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