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post #1 of 29
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Has anyone seen this movie? I know it's a little old but I just saw it at our Budget theater (it's $1 night, lol) and I LOVED it!!!! I highly recommend it!!!!
post #2 of 29
I've been looking forward to seeing it myself. I heard it came out on DVD yesterday, I plan on renting it this weekend.
post #3 of 29
I wanted to see it, but it never played here. Go figure!
post #4 of 29
Oooh I loved that movie! I really want to get the DVD. My fiance refuses to watch it. But its just so good!! I heard its not very true to the book but I don't care because its just so well done.
post #5 of 29
That's the next one on our list to rent. We did King Kong last night. Good flick but way too long. They could very easily have cut about 1 hour out of it.
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
That's the next one on our list to rent. We did King Kong last night. Good flick but way too long. They could very easily have cut about 1 hour out of it.
I completely agree. It won't be joining our *to buy* list.
post #7 of 29
I havn't seen it yet, but I do want to read/watch it!

Peter Jackson tends to make long movies, which I admire him for. He doesn't really like to follow the typical 'two hour' mark and steps outside of the hollywood box. I havn't seen King Kong yet, either, but it looks absolutely fantastic.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by timestreason
I havn't seen it yet, but I do want to read/watch it!

Peter Jackson tends to make long movies, which I admire him for. He doesn't really like to follow the typical 'two hour' mark and steps outside of the hollywood box. I havn't seen King Kong yet, either, but it looks absolutely fantastic.
It really is a good movie, but there are some areas where it just goes on and on and on and on. Even my husband, who is a very patient man, said he was starting to get bored with certain scenes that just dragged on.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Oooh I loved that movie! I really want to get the DVD. My fiance refuses to watch it. But its just so good!! I heard its not very true to the book but I don't care because its just so well done.
Oh! I didn't know there was a book! I am planning to buy the DVD, and now I'll have to buy the book too!
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
It really is a good movie, but there are some areas where it just goes on and on and on and on. Even my husband, who is a very patient man, said he was starting to get bored with certain scenes that just dragged on.
I completely agree!!! I have been an LOTR fan since I read the books about 12 years ago. I followed every moment of the making of the film. I think that the directors are getting to liberal with how they cut films. "Well the fans want to see more footage." Well after LOTR I've decided that I appreciate a well cut movie that lasts 2 hours than a drawn out movie in 3.5+ hours. Its crazy. At first I thought, wow 3 hours thats awesome! Now I think...crap...probably another not well edited movie. Its so hard for directors to cut their films and using these cult classics as an excuse to not cut their films is poor filmmaking IMO.

The worst moment in Return Of The King - Frodo and Sam are on the rock on the mountain where lava is streaming down on both sides. All seems lost. The movie fades, music plays. You think the first time you see it that its all over, but NO they fade back in to the same scene! That was the worst bit of editing I had ever seen. At least cut to a different storyline, don't fade in and out to the same scene. That trick of you thinking they are dead works once, after that it seems ill-placed and awkward.

I still love the story, will probably reread the books sometime, and own all the extended editions of the movie....went to ever midnight showing...but I can't bring myself to watch them much. Just so long.
post #11 of 29
My younger sister said she is going to make a sequal to Geisha, and call it "Get Your Own Damn Tea."
post #12 of 29
Memoirs of a Geisha is one of the best books I've read in the last few years.

I'm always afraid a movie version will taint my love of the book...although I'm intrigued by the beauty of the film.
post #13 of 29
I read the book, LOVED the book, and then saw the movie. It was a good movie, but paled in comparison to the book!
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by MiamiSpartan
My younger sister said she is going to make a sequal to Geisha, and call it "Get Your Own Damn Tea."
BWAHAHAHA!!!
post #15 of 29
I thought it was a good movie, and a GREAT book. I read the book about six years ago, and my girlfriend and I had to see the movie as soon as it came out...it made me have to go back and read the book again.

The movie strays from the book quite a bit, but the overall tone is the same, and it still makes a great story. After reading the book again, I realized there's no way they could have kept everything in the movie.
post #16 of 29
I absolutely loved this movie! I too read the book a very long time ago... probably a good thing as I usually hate movies made from books (with the exception of LoTR) since they don't follow very well.

Pride and Prejudice was like that for me.

However, now I have to go back and read Memoirs again!!
post #17 of 29
The story line did not follow the book. Many parts were lost in the movie that I thought were necessary to the story. But I think that usually happens when they make any book into a movie. The book focused more on the love story and the happy ending.
But....thats just my opinion *g
post #18 of 29
I absolutely hated this movie. I was so excited to see it and I had trouble staying awake for the first time ever. It was so dark and dingy the whole time.
post #19 of 29
Sounds like the book is a good buy, will keep an eye out for it.

Will rent the movie when it becomes available.

Thanks for all the comments guys
post #20 of 29
LOL Sam. Sounds like a kiwi thing. I absolutely hated the book, I could not get into it at all.

I am not in a hurry to see the movie.
post #21 of 29
I liked the movie quite a bit. I like things that are a little unorthodox, so I enjoyed it. Not your typical romance.
post #22 of 29
I have been trying to rent that movie all week!!, but it's always gone!!
post #23 of 29
I loved M of G. It was truely a good film. I finally understand why my dad told me geshia's were prositutes and I identified with the loss of culture in this film. I went to it twice in theatres.

I went and saw king kong in theatres and I thought it was just ok. I prefer the old one way more. Way too long and found it boring in many parts.

I loved LOTRs since I read it the set as a young child. I also heard that they might or are making The Hobit.

I just watched Brokeback Mountain and Omg it was soooo amazing. I was a little iffy to start with but I was brought to tears a few times. I just was awed by it. I love Heath Ledger. Amazing Amazing Amazing!

I just bought the Da Vinci Code and started reading it as well. The movie is coming out May 19th so I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus
LOL Sam. Sounds like a kiwi thing. I absolutely hated the book, I could not get into it at all.

I am not in a hurry to see the movie.


Have you seen Siones Wedding?
post #25 of 29
I have seen the ads for it but I havent had time to see it, is it good?
post #26 of 29
I loved the book, and the film stars some of my favorite Chinese actresses, so this is a "must see" for me. I'm not sure if it's out on DVD here yet, though.
post #27 of 29
I read the book first, and loved it. Most of the time, I'm afraid to see a screen adaptation of a book, but this one looked too good to pass. While I still prefer the book (and am happy I read it first, or some things in the movie may have been lost to me), the movie was enjoyable.
post #28 of 29
I am sooooo in love with that movie! i thought it was great....i highly recommend it
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus
I have seen the ads for it but I havent had time to see it, is it good?
I absolutely adored it. I want to see it again!
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