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Not sure what's up with that. I noticed those changes from the one with John Wayne too but since I haven't read the book I wasn't aware of that aspect of it. Perhaps it'll be something that's addressed in the bonus features when True Grit comes out on DVD.

When you watched the first True Grit with John Wayne did you notice that it was rated G? I found that strange, especially given that he said "son of a bitch" in it. A friend theorized that it was rated G for today's audiences but that still doesn't make any sense. I wouldn't think things have changed that much that a G movie would allow profanity.

It looks like both filmmakers took liberties with the book. Poetic license I s'pose. B)

Yeah, I always like to watch the extras and commentary on dvd's. I'll be doing that tonight with 'Pieces Of April' with Katie Holmes.

I never really noticed the G rating thing. SOB is a common thing now even on TV. B)

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I never really noticed the G rating thing. SOB is a common thing now even on TV. B)

Yes, it is. I'm no prude but there's things on TV now that would have earned a PG or even a R rating back in the day. When I see a G rating I think of things like Disney movies so surely one wouldn't expect to hear "son of a bitch" in anything so wholesome as a Disney flick.

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By now I think I've seen most, if not all of the Judd Apatow films. With that in mind, I figured this one would be pretty much in line with those I've already seen but I was way off. Sure it has lot of sophomoric but that's counter-balanced by the forced coming of age story of the Joe character. Definitely a movie with a lot of heart, which isn't at all what I expected going in.

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When I first saw this at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond last year it was still a work in progress so I was intrigued to see what changes had been made. There were very few as far as I could tell after the first viewing. I also love the bonus features which include some full length live performances, in depth interviews with the band and an entire piece on the "Muscle Shoals Sound". Now, I also finally have something to show friends that will hopefully do a much better job than I ever have at explaining why I love the Truckers so much. By the way, this isn't a complete history of the Drive-By Truckers, it touches on their early years but the main focus is the time frame leading up to the recording and release of A Blessing And A Curse.

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Yes, it is. I'm no prude but there's things on TV now that would have earned a PG or even a R rating back in the day. When I see a G rating I think of things like Disney movies so surely one wouldn't expect to hear "son of a bitch" in anything so wholesome as a Disney flick.

In 'Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation' Jimmy Stewart asks the family if they want to get some 'sun off the beach' and his Swedish maid thought he had cussed at her and she quit. :lol:

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An Education

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British coming-of-age drama film. Great movie. I've seen it twice and I'll definitely see it again sometime.

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I was watching "Maid of Honor" (?) on tv last Sunday; with Patrick Dempsey and the guy who plays Owen from Grey's Anatomy. It was a really cute Rom-Com.

Then a friend dropped by and I missed the ending. :( Will have to rent it so I can see what happened (although I can guess....)

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We went to that new Jennifer Anniston movie. Not bad. Some of it was pretty dumb. But not bad. I would compare it maybe to "Along came Polly". sort of. Some of the attemts at comedy were just plain stupid but in all its worth a one time view.

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I watched this last night and was very impressed. I didn't think a film set entirely underground in a coffin would work, but it did.

I thought it was very well done. Made me feel rather claustrophobic though. :)

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As is often the case, I completely miss seeing a movie that becomes so popular that most people take it for granted.

This was one of them.

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So I got to watch it on Encore (one of my favorite premium channels for that very reason) this afternoon.

Most excellent, and the accolades were well-deserved.

Will definitely watch it again, when it's on again.

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I watched this last night, it was OK.

Zöe Saldana is ridiculously hot, which made up for a lot.

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As is often the case, I completely miss seeing a movie that becomes so popular that most people take it for granted.

This was one of them.

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So I got to watch it on Encore (one of my favorite premium channels for that very reason) this afternoon.

Most excellent, and the accolades were well-deserved.

Will definitely watch it again, when it's on again.

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I watched this last night, it was OK.

Zöe Saldana is ridiculously hot, which made up for a lot.

I just rented this last night~forgot how great this movie is. "It's not your fault..." Robin Williams was brilliant!

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Just saw "No Strings Attached", (this aft) while my daughter and friends went to see Bieber...

Ashton and Natalie had great chemistry and are funny as hell!

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Went to see "Unknown" yesterday. Save your money. Really insultingly stupid 'thriller'. It's sort of Sixth Sense (because of the twist) meets the Bourne series (because of the 'who am I?' bit), but with very obvious set ups and dumb plot sequences. Waste of a good cast. I love Liam Neeson, but not enough to make me like this film.

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Watched 'Inglourious Basterds' again last night. Jeez, I wish I could film like that.

B)

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Something I put together about our library movie and I'm a rank amateur editor.

The lyrics are by my friend Judy (she's a librarian), music is by Jeremy Kerslake and Perry D'Armand and vocal harmonies by Colleen Bjurstrom who opens the video.

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I read about this movie a few months ago but unfortunately it was already out of theatres by then. Thus began my not so patient wait for it to appear on DVD. Watching the bonus features revealed what a struggle it was for the filmmakers to bring it to the big screen because these type of movies (i.e., something original) simply don't fly with the major movie studios these days. That's such a shame and a major indictment of the movie going public in 2011 that all some people want to see are blockbusters with car crashes, explosions, mindless comedies, remakes of other movies, TV shows turned into movies, etc. I'm not saying I never watch those other kinds of movies as I most certainly do but it's not all I want to see.

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Watched Due Date this afternoon.

Not quite The Hangover, but very funny.

It's a 2-day rental, and I'll definitely be watching it again tomorrow.

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Some reviewer said they liked this better than Sofia Coppola's other great heralded work, Lost In Translation but I can't say I agree. Good movie? Yes but beyond that there's really not much (if anything) in common between the two.

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I liked this one way much more than I was expecting to. Well, I really didn't know what to expect other than the brief summary I'd read on the back of the box and that it was a Rob Reiner film. I've seen my fair share of coming of age films over the years but this one has a nice twist which makes it markedly different.

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I broke my knee-cap 3 weeks ago. Had surgery two weeks ago, and I've been living in a lazy-boy and watching movies for what seems like forever ! :(

Anybody see this ?

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Strange but good European flick about World War 1, and Jodi Foster surprisingly shows up in the middle. Recommended if you're looking for something a little different.

Maybe the vicodin made it better than it really was ? :unsure:

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Maybe the vicodin made it better than it really was ? :unsure:

Isn't that true in pretty much any case?

I've found in most cases, opiates make EVERYTHING better! lulz

Seriously, though, hope yer doin' better.

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Went to see 'The King's Speech' last night. I was surprised at how crowded the theater was. (We then went home after the matinee and watched the Oscars).

But it was a great movie and I'm glad it got the Oscars. :)

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At one point I was about to eject the movie because I thought it was completely fucking stupid and thought there would be nothing that could possibly redeem it. Then, the dinner scene happened and it turned around significantly.

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