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Hi All,

I was curious to know what some of your favorite movies and books are.

Two of my favorite oldies are The Abyss and True Lies, Newer movie would be Up

Any book about a dog, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Marley and Me

Lisha

PS I know that this is not cancer related, but thought I would ask..

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My old time most favorites..Gone With The Wind and Thornbirds. Newer movies..City Island with Andy Garcia..Leap Year..Up was really good also, Favorite books to read..James Patterson..Patricia Cornwell...Tami Hoag...J.A Jance..(thrillers). Favorite T.V shows...Brothers and Sisters..Blue Bloods..CSI,Miami,Las Vegas and New York...Criminal Minds...Bones...House. Just to name a few..ha! Sue

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Okay, got to say that any movie with Denzel Washington or John Travolta would be a favorite!
Lisha

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Hi Lisha,

I recommend "The King's Speech". Hopefully it will win the oscar this year. The acting is beyond great You will walk out of the movie feeling wonderful and full of hope. I never knew King George had suffered an embarrassing stutter when he spoke.

I am not sure of the time zone you are living in. Not to be missed on Sunday's, channel 13 PBS, "Masterpiece Classic, Downtown Abbey" at 9 PM EST. Since I watch Desperate Housewives at the same time Sunday's, EST 9 PM, I watch the show on Monday's, 9 PM channel 21 PBS. I believe it is in 5 parts. Not sure if this week is part 3 or 4, but still worth watching.

Enjoy Love Maggie

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Maggie, I believe tonight is episode 4. My PBS station showed episodes 2&3 last week. I saw "The King's Speech" and agree with you, it was a wonderful movie!

Sue, you and I could share books and TV shows too!

Kellie

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Hi Kellie,

I couldn't believe they ended the series with the start of World War 2. No complete ending in episode 4. We might have to wait a year or two. Too long.

Maggie

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Maggie,

I know....I'm pouting! What a cliff-hanger.

Kellie

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Lisha,

I worked in a bookstore up to the time I got sick on Thanksgiving. The Art of Racing in the Rain is my new favorite. I loved Enzo! I'm looking for something to take to the hospital with me next week and make take that one. It's not about dogs, but I also liked The Help. I also liked anything by Jodi Picoult.

I'm also a movie fan and loved UP. We don't have cable where we live, and we watch lots of movies on Netflix.

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Hey Lisha, this is a really good idea.

I love almost any movie with George Clooney in it. Also any movie Clint Eastwood directed or starred in. However my favorite movie of all times is ET.

I'm with Sue on alot of her choices in books and TV. Favorite TV, Bones, Criminal Minds, House, and the fashion design shows. Oh and HBO's Big Love, I get that on DVD as we do not have HBO. Also really loved Dead Like Me.

Favorite books are mystery or espionage. My former neighbor is an author of SF Fantasy and his books are terrific, his name is Scott Browne and he has several books published. I guess I don't recall a favorite all time book, lots of chemo brain on that one.

I'm really looking forward to seeing The Kings Speech. Perhaps I'll see it this week. I really liked Black Swan, but it is disturbing. Husband and I saw True Grit a few weeks ago and really liked it.

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Favorite movies?
American President and Last of the Mohicans.

Books

Vampires, Werewolves, Shapeshifters are my weakness. Laurell K Hamilton I love her Anita Blake series as well as the Meredith Gentry series with Fairies.

Also any Murder mystery all of the above with Sue, although Tess Gerritson takes the cake. I can barely wait for new books from her. Kay Hooper, Iris Johanssen, of course the Sookie Stackhouse series. Dan Brown is good too. Man I read entirely too much to choose the favorites. lol

Did I say I love Last of the Mohicans..........Daniel Day Lewis is yummy!

Beth

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Hi ladies & guys,
My Aunt is reading a book right now that she says is EXCELLENT. She's going to send it to me when she's finished with it....The Emperor of All Maladies..A Biography of Cancer,by author Oncologist, Siddhartha Mukherjee. You can go on-line and read some reviews of it by just typing in "The Emperor of All Maladies". I'm looking forward to reading it.

Leslie..I truely enjoy "Big Love"...we have HBO so I watch it every Sunday night. Another good HBO series is Empire Boardwalk....season 1 is over and I'm looking forward to season 2.
Love..Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

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Well I must be in a class by myself here. I just look at the funny paper and watch all the triple xxx movies I can. I feel having Chemo brain I don't have to remember any dialog.LOL John(FNHL-1-4A-5/10)

britta
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John,

I laughed out loud when I read your message. You are too cool!

Darlene

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Hey John,

You want our favorite all time XXX movies also? Just too funny.

Leslie

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Wish we did get HBO. After I watch season 4 of Big Love I'll need to rent Empire Boardwalk from Netflix. It just won an Actor on the SAG awards.

Another movie favorite I have loved for well over 40 years is Easy Rider. And my favorite chic flick, always good for a cry is The Way We Where. Dirty Dancing isn't half bad either.

Guess I'm taking a walk down memory lane.

Leslie

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Avid reader here! Also really enjoy movies. I'm finding it hard to list favorites as there are so many. I recently finished the three books by Stieg Larsson, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest. It took me awhile to jump on the bandwagon of these bestsellers but was glad I did. I can hardly wait for the Hollywood version of the movie due out later this year. It takes awhile to get into the first book but after the first 150 pages it had me. Now just sorry there will be no more as the author passed away shortly after delivering all 3 manuscripts. That's my 2 cents worth. Mary

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HI Mary,

Thanks for the recommendation on the Larsson books, have thought about getting in to them. My son saw all three movies, thought the first was by far the best. I guess he must have seen the foreign versions of the films.

Stay warm and out of snow banks.
Leslie

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I was able to get to and from work yesterday afternoon without eating any snow. It was really slippery driving home at midnight last night. The temperature had dropped to 10 degrees and all of the wet and slushy stuff had froze but I made it, just took a lot longer.

Do try the books. I was hesitant but really ended up liking them. I think only the Swedish movies have been done with subtitles and all. Your son is much braver the I, I'll wait for the Hollywood versions. I did think however that all three books were equally good.Let me know what you think if you do decide to give them a try. Mary

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Mary- The same for me! The first part of book #1 took me a while to trudge through; after that, I was hooked! I need a "like" button here too! Kellie

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Sue,

Let me know what you think of this book. I've downloaded it to my Kindle. I'm not sure if it will be my next book or not. I watched an interview with the author on PBS a few weeks ago. Dr. Mukherjee, appeared to be very nice as well as smart!

Kellie

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My aunt is just finishing up reading it and she said it was great and she learned so much. She has been battling breast cancer recurrances for the last 12 years. Seems she falls out of remission like clock work, every 3 years. Anyways...I'm anxious to get it and start reading. Love..Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

truckingalong
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Not been reading much due to headaches until recently becuz I found out one med was the one that mostly caused my headaches so I stopped using it. Now better! So now am reading more. Just done with one book, "Never Give In" by Arlen Specter, former PA Senator who had Hodgkins Lymphoma. It is rather dry becuz it talked a lot of politics but at the end I am glad to learn that he had a great influence on the legislative level to put funds into NIH for cancer research, etc. plus encourage people not to give in and do more for themselves, although, he is not normal compared to us!! Too active while he was sick but good for him!

I started to get hooked on TV PBS's Poirot crime mystery series - will check others that you recommend.

I will check into movies and books you mentioned. THANKS!

Liz

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