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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue?

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Hi Filmnoter, I tend to put the name of the movie I am referring to into the title.  I was referring to "Nebraska" and "Sweet Land" in my last 2 posts.    Really loved both.  Have you seen these and what did you think?

 

I also saw "Osage County" but did not love it.  I do love Meryl Streep though and it was not a bad movie but it missed  somewhere!  

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Hey, LaDolceVita, what movies are you referring to in your last two comments?
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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue? Sweet Land

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I like this one very much also, I am partial to a rural theme and movies about love of the land.  Based on a short story by Will Weaver it was touching and funny.

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue? Nebraska

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I loved it!!  Started out slow, but oh my was it worth it.  I watched a few parts a second time before sending the disc back.  Made me nostalgic for the time I traveled in the Midwest for holiday visits.  I have been in the southeast for so long that I forgot what the rest of the world looks like. 

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Thanks LaDolceVita!  This new AARP forum format was hard to figure out and I had a bit of trouble digging up the thread again.  Hope you are having a good start to your film year so far!

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I am so glad to see this thread revived.  I had amost given up seeing anyone visit here again.

 

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Here’s another batch of suggestions for Netflix:

High Tech, Low Life—Documentary about two Chinese citizen journalists.  They blog about their community and the problems of the little people and in some cases forces changes in the government.  They become well-known among citizens seeking their help, as well as among the international blogger and journalist community.  The doc shows how in small slow steps Chinese citizens are taking back their own personal identity and country, although as you can read in the news there is still a lot that is unchanged in China.

Keen Eddie—A short-lived tv series from the UK.  An American cop botches a case and is sent to England to track the bad guy.  He ends up making his English police superior look good so is forced to continue working there.  This is a quirky British comedy with lots of unknown but funny supporting UK actors.  Stars Mark Valley and Sienna Miller.

Charlie Countryman—This independent magical realism drama has some flaws but I liked the performance by Shia Labouef and the magical realism elements.  He goes to Romania after his mother’s death and meets a woman who needs saving (played by Evan Rachel Wood).

This is the End—A very vulgar but very funny comedy.  Stars Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel play themselves as they and their Hollywood friends find the world is coming to an end.

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story—Documentary profiling illustrator Tomi Ungerer, most well known as a children’s book illustrator.

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue? Barney's Version

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This movie is funny, silly, improbable and realistic at the same time.  Excellent on the whole. 

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue? I Wake in Fright

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Some of the scenes of the violence against the kangaroos was most difficult to watch as it was stated (cant remember where) that they were real scenes from kangaroo hunts. I found these scenes painful to watch and painful to remember.  

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue?

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Hi movie friends!  Here are some more Netflix streaming suggestios:



Dragon:  A Chinese martial arts movie with elements of an old Western: http://filmnoter.blogspot.com/2012/10/ciff-dragon.html



The Scapegoat: A British film based on a work by Daphne du Maurier, about a man who is forced to take over the life of his doppelganger: http://filmnoter.blogspot.com/2012/11/ciff-scapegoat.html



Wake in Fright: 70's Australian movie about a British teacher who becomes depraved among the masculine culture in the outback:  http://filmnoter.blogspot.com/2013/03/wake-in-fright.html



The Quare Fellow:  A young prison guard (Patrick McGoohan) questions capital punishment; based on a Brendan Behan play:  http://filmnoter.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-quare-fellow.html