OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Patt » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:51:04



It's really hot here in NJ and since I don't have central air
conditioning, sometimes I keep cool by going to the movies.  It also
refreshes my visual sense and relaxes me. I much prefer to see movies
in a theatre rather than at home.

I've seen two good ones lately and thought I would post these in case
anyone is interested. Today I saw "The Lake House', very romantic film
with Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves. I wasn't sure how the time scheme
thing would work, but it does and I enjoyed it a lot.

I saw "The Break Up" several weeks ago. Really enjoyed the humor, it
appeals to both male and female senses of humor. It, like the "Lake
House" is set in Chicago. Chicago is almost a character in "The Break
up", what a beautiful city.

Patti
www.pattiwhiteley.com

 
 
 

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Carl » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 15:47:07


I haven't seen either, but want to see both, but will be waiting on the
dvd's.  I only go to the theater when I need the "big screen" effect for
  the visual impact...like in "Superman Returns".  Sitting in a theater
seat for a couple of hours plays havoc with my back.

It's fun for me to see the city showing up in so many movies.

Last year, there was a big to-do at work (Univ of Illinois) because so
much of a Will Farrell/Dustin Hoffman movie was filmed on campus, some
of it in the building I work in.

Cheers,
Carla

Quote:

> It's really hot here in NJ and since I don't have central air
> conditioning, sometimes I keep cool by going to the movies.  It also
> refreshes my visual sense and relaxes me. I much prefer to see movies
> in a theatre rather than at home.

> I've seen two good ones lately and thought I would post these in case
> anyone is interested. Today I saw "The Lake House', very romantic film
> with Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves. I wasn't sure how the time scheme
> thing would work, but it does and I enjoyed it a lot.

> I saw "The Break Up" several weeks ago. Really enjoyed the humor, it
> appeals to both male and female senses of humor. It, like the "Lake
> House" is set in Chicago. Chicago is almost a character in "The Break
> up", what a beautiful city.

> Patti
> www.pattiwhiteley.com


 
 
 

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Beadbimb » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 20:16:30


Thanks for the review, Patti!  I'd wondered about those.

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Quote:
> It's really hot here in NJ and since I don't have central air
> conditioning, sometimes I keep cool by going to the movies.  It also
> refreshes my visual sense and relaxes me. I much prefer to see movies
> in a theatre rather than at home.

> I've seen two good ones lately and thought I would post these in case
> anyone is interested. Today I saw "The Lake House', very romantic film
> with Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves. I wasn't sure how the time scheme
> thing would work, but it does and I enjoyed it a lot.

> I saw "The Break Up" several weeks ago. Really enjoyed the humor, it
> appeals to both male and female senses of humor. It, like the "Lake
> House" is set in Chicago. Chicago is almost a character in "The Break
> up", what a beautiful city.

> Patti
> www.pattiwhiteley.com

 
 
 

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Beadbimb » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 20:18:10


How cool!  That would be interesting to get to see a little of it being
made.

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Jerri
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Quote:
>I haven't seen either, but want to see both, but will be waiting on the
>dvd's.  I only go to the theater when I need the "big screen" effect for
>the visual impact...like in "Superman Returns".  Sitting in a theater seat
>for a couple of hours plays havoc with my back.

> It's fun for me to see the city showing up in so many movies.

> Last year, there was a big to-do at work (Univ of Illinois) because so
> much of a Will Farrell/Dustin Hoffman movie was filmed on campus, some of
> it in the building I work in.

> Cheers,
> Carla


>> It's really hot here in NJ and since I don't have central air
>> conditioning, sometimes I keep cool by going to the movies.  It also
>> refreshes my visual sense and relaxes me. I much prefer to see movies
>> in a theatre rather than at home.

>> I've seen two good ones lately and thought I would post these in case
>> anyone is interested. Today I saw "The Lake House', very romantic film
>> with Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves. I wasn't sure how the time scheme
>> thing would work, but it does and I enjoyed it a lot.

>> I saw "The Break Up" several weeks ago. Really enjoyed the humor, it
>> appeals to both male and female senses of humor. It, like the "Lake
>> House" is set in Chicago. Chicago is almost a character in "The Break
>> up", what a beautiful city.

>> Patti
>> www.pattiwhiteley.com

 
 
 

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Barbara Forbes-Lyon » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 22:24:53


Our book club took a break from books and saw The Lake House a couple of
weeks ago. Not my usual type of movie, but I really enjoyed it!

If you liked it, you should read The Time Traveler's Wife (also set in
Chicago and also a love story that spans time).

Barbara
Beader and Polymer Clay Evangelist

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Quote:

>It's really hot here in NJ and since I don't have central air
>conditioning, sometimes I keep cool by going to the movies.  It also
>refreshes my visual sense and relaxes me. I much prefer to see movies
>in a theatre rather than at home.

>I've seen two good ones lately and thought I would post these in case
>anyone is interested. Today I saw "The Lake House', very romantic film
>with Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves. I wasn't sure how the time scheme
>thing would work, but it does and I enjoyed it a lot.

>I saw "The Break Up" several weeks ago. Really enjoyed the humor, it
>appeals to both male and female senses of humor. It, like the "Lake
>House" is set in Chicago. Chicago is almost a character in "The Break
>up", what a beautiful city.

>Patti
>www.pattiwhiteley.com

 
 
 

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Barbara Forbes-Lyon » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 22:27:14


Carla,

We saw Superman Returns on Saturday night. Wait for the $1 theatre is my
opinion...or at the very least, matinee pricing. It wasn't very good.

Barbara
Beader and Polymer Clay Evangelist

http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com

There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

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Quote:

> I haven't seen either, but want to see both, but will be waiting on
> the dvd's.  I only go to the theater when I need the "big screen"
> effect for  the visual impact...like in "Superman Returns".  Sitting
> in a theater seat for a couple of hours plays havoc with my back.

> It's fun for me to see the city showing up in so many movies.

> Last year, there was a big to-do at work (Univ of Illinois) because so
> much of a Will Farrell/Dustin Hoffman movie was filmed on campus, some
> of it in the building I work in.

> Cheers,
> Carla


>> It's really hot here in NJ and since I don't have central air
>> conditioning, sometimes I keep cool by going to the movies.  It also
>> refreshes my visual sense and relaxes me. I much prefer to see movies
>> in a theatre rather than at home.

>> I've seen two good ones lately and thought I would post these in case
>> anyone is interested. Today I saw "The Lake House', very romantic film
>> with Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves. I wasn't sure how the time scheme
>> thing would work, but it does and I enjoyed it a lot.

>> I saw "The Break Up" several weeks ago. Really enjoyed the humor, it
>> appeals to both male and female senses of humor. It, like the "Lake
>> House" is set in Chicago. Chicago is almost a character in "The Break
>> up", what a beautiful city.

>> Patti
>> www.pattiwhiteley.com

 
 
 

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Patt » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 23:50:32



Quote:
> If you liked it, you should read The Time Traveler's Wife (also set in
> Chicago and also a love story that spans time).

> Barbara
> Beader and Polymer Clay Evangelist

> Barbara,

   I have read "The Time Traveler's Wife."  My favorite time travel
book is an older one by Daphne DuMaurier called "The House on the
Strand".  Some of our other librarians read the Diana Gabaldon's books,
which I don't like. I find her books ponderous.

  Patti

 
 
 

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Post by beckib.. » Fri, 07 Jul 2006 04:36:09


Carla -- thanks for those!!  I haven't been to a movie in ages but
appreciate the reviews -- will watch for them when they hit HBO!

Becki

 
 
 

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Post by Paula Hunte » Sun, 09 Jul 2006 09:32:15


LOVED "The House........." LOVED it.

Paula


Quote:


>> If you liked it, you should read The Time Traveler's Wife (also set in
>> Chicago and also a love story that spans time).

>> Barbara
>> Beader and Polymer Clay Evangelist

>> Barbara,
>   I have read "The Time Traveler's Wife."  My favorite time travel
> book is an older one by Daphne DuMaurier called "The House on the
> Strand".  Some of our other librarians read the Diana Gabaldon's books,
> which I don't like. I find her books ponderous.

>  Patti

 
 
 

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Kath » Mon, 10 Jul 2006 23:16:51


Hi Patti,

I would also reccommend "The Devil Wears Prada".  Nothing earth shaking, but
fun, lots of beautiful clothes.
I read the book and it followed it fairly well.  Movie makers always change
the strangest things, but I can live with it.

Kathy H  In Wisconsin, where it is also fairly warm, but I love this spring
and summer.  Lovely weather.

Quote:
> It's really hot here in NJ and since I don't have central air
> conditioning, sometimes I keep cool by going to the movies.  It also
> refreshes my visual sense and relaxes me. I much prefer to see movies
> in a theatre rather than at home.

> I've seen two good ones lately and thought I would post these in case
> anyone is interested. Today I saw "The Lake House', very romantic film
> with Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves. I wasn't sure how the time scheme
> thing would work, but it does and I enjoyed it a lot.

> I saw "The Break Up" several weeks ago. Really enjoyed the humor, it
> appeals to both male and female senses of humor. It, like the "Lake
> House" is set in Chicago. Chicago is almost a character in "The Break
> up", what a beautiful city.

> Patti
> www.pattiwhiteley.com

 
 
 

OT - taking a break from beading & going to the movies

Post by Dr. Soo » Wed, 12 Jul 2006 03:10:38


I just finished reading The Devil Wears Prada.  The writing wasn't very
good, but I was glued to it -- I worked in the NYC fashion biz way back
when, and it is *exactly* like that.  A different world from our usual
one -- thank GOD!  Because it's a nightmare!

I'd only see the movie to see what Meryl does with Anna Wintour--- um,
I mean Miranda Priestly.  Throughout the book I wanted to smack the
girl protagonist on the head -- she's so stupid.  (About EVERYTHING)
But it was a fun, quick read, and it made me feel great about quitting
and returning to San Francisco.

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Quote:

> Hi Patti,

> I would also reccommend "The Devil Wears Prada".  Nothing earth shaking, but
> fun, lots of beautiful clothes.
> I read the book and it followed it fairly well.  Movie makers always change
> the strangest things, but I can live with it.

> Kathy H  In Wisconsin, where it is also fairly warm, but I love this spring
> and summer.  Lovely weather.