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  1. Johnie

    Johnie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Has anyone watched this yet?

    The husband really wanted to see this so we went late this afternoon. I knew it was going to be intense but my goodness!!! It was just too much for me :-( I was practically hysterical with that awful overwhelming crying thing at the end. I didn't realize it would have this effect on me. I stay away from war type movies because of that very reaction (it was not a pretty sight when we went to see Saving Private Ryan and Pearl Harbor).

    Other than that bad reaction on my part, it was really good. Tom Hanks is such an incredible actor. I love him.
     
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    Isafari Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    we were going to see this tonight but changed our minds ...... maybe they need changing back
     
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    Really excellent movie hanks does such a good job
     
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    When I saw the title all I thought of was Princess Anne's ex husband :lol: :redface:
     
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    Johnie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Please tell me you cried
     
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    I was very well aware of the story having tracked it in "real time" when it happened so I kinda knew what to expect. It was certainly a very emotionally charged movie and there was quite a bit of crying in the movie theatre. I truly think Tom Hanks deserves an award
     
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    Johnie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Indeed he does
     
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    We saw it during a preview night a few weeks back. It packs a punch to be sure. The Maersk ship has Norfolk as its homeport (right across the river from us) and SEAL team 6 is based here in Norfolk. The pirate was tried in the city as well. So there was a great deal of interest here. We thought it was really a good movie. It is very intense to be sure.

    Tom Hanks was all over the place during the filming and people said he was just so approachable and nice. He kind of reminds me of a modern day Jimmy Stewart. That is good company let me tell you.
     
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    i'd like to see it but at home now i know it's emotional, they take so much out of me! Lisa made me ;) go and see remember me with Robert Pattinson I knew that it was going to be a weepy but I wasn't expecting what happened to happen. Lisa of course was prepared. I sobbed, not a good look!!
     
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    Johnie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Now, I admit I am a cryer. Sappy movies, people who overcome obstacles movies, feel good movies. I just cry at everything.

    However, this movie, was heavy. Don't go see it Julie. Not right now.
     
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    Nice comparison.

    Tom Hanks, in my opionon, is the greatest actor of his generation. He has come a long way from Bachelor Party and Bosom Buddies! lol

    It has been a long time now since he won his two Best Actor award (Philadelphia 1993 & Forrest Gump 1994). He should have won in 1998 for Saving Private Ryan (lost to Roberto Benigni) and 2000 for Castaway (lost to Russell Crowe). 2000 happens to be the last time he had been nominated as well.
     
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    He is my favourite actor and Meryl Streep my favourite actress
     
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    I really like Tom Hanks, too. I LOVED him in Big! :lol: I still laugh at scenes in that movie. I saw Philadelphia in the theatre and came out a sobbing wreck. I learned to be careful what I went to see in public after that. Castaway I watched on television. Forrest Gump, too many times to count. I saw Saving Private Ryan once, but whew, that was a seriously tough one. I may watch the newest one, but not until it's available to watch at home.

    Not only is he talented, he's ethical and responsible. That's part of my admiration for him.

    Brit, I agree. I really like Meryl Streep, too.
     
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    Have you seen silk wood? It's one of my favourite films with her in and Out of Africa of course. Hope Springs was also a very thought provoking movie, her latest one I think.

    Can't wait to see Tom as Walt, they couldn't pick anyone better I don't think
     
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    She has been in a lot of great movies (The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs Kramer, Sophie's Choice, The Manchurian Candidate <2004 remake>, The Devil Wears Prada) but by far her funniest movie is 'It's Complicated' with Alex Baldwin and Steve Martin. If you have not seen it, see it as soon as possible!!
     
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    I loved her in 'Prada. Wasn't she in that Abba thing, too? Her daughter was getting married and three (?) men show up all possible fathers? I didn't see it as you can tell.

    I can't STAND Steve Martin, so not sure I could make it through that one either. I saw her in Shakespeare in the Park. Taming of the Shrew. She played Kate (of course) and Raul Julia played opposite. It was fabulous! She really brought a great personality to Kate! Laughed and laughed and laughed.
     
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    Yep. Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia! If you didn't see it, and you remember Abba from the first go round, you owe it to yourself to see it. It's one seriously feel good movie. If you can get past Pierce Brosnan singing.
    And some of the outfits they wear onstage at the end. :shocked:

    Seriously, they do a pretty good job of it. And the movie will just make you smile. :yes:

    Now, Tom Hanks.
    Impatiently waiting for "Saving Mr. Banks" thank you. :tapnails:
    If the previews are anything to judge by, I'd think it has Oscar written all over it!

    Tom ( :macwave:... continues to wait patiently...)
     

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