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post #41 of 67
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oh Juno was very hard for me to watch pregnant. I get sort of teary even thinking about it. Its a great movie, I think, and my husband kept saying, "but its a happy end" but I seriously cried for almost an hour!
I wouldn't consider Juno a happy ending exactly. Bittersweet, I'd say. I watched it while pregnant and only cried the regulation amount, but I was a bit upset when the father wouldn't even look at his baby at the end of the movie.

I loved Pan's Labyrinth (watched while not pregnant), but yeah, the whole mandrake/childbirth/haemmorhage thing was quite intense....
post #42 of 67
Not a movie, but I can't watch the news!

I heard a story yesterday that gave me a nightmare about (very) justifiable homicide and spending years in prison and giving birth to my child there. This morning I am missing my family with them all sitting right here.

No more news... I'm about to become a social/political know-nothing for a couple of months!
post #43 of 67
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Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam View Post

And all the hate on horror movies makes me sad. Some horror movies are utterly brilliant (The Exorcist, 28 Days Later, as examples), though I agree that the recent torture porn trend is disgusting. I grew up watching good horror, and I refuse to watch stuff like that. It saddens me that movies like Saw are defining the genre now, when it so doesn't have to be that way!
OT: I TOTALLY agree. I LOVE horror films, but even the remakes (Think Texas Chainsaw masacre) has turned into something filthy. The original had a TEASPOON of blood in it, the new one??? Buckets. Filmmakers are substituting gore for good filmmaking, and it is totally sad.

So I only watch horror from 1980 and before, or foreign horror...the Japanese know how!
post #44 of 67
randomacts: Watch 28 Days Later, if you haven't yet. Well, maybe not while pregnant, as it's REALLY gory, but it does so tastefully (yes, it's possible), and is a brilliant film.

The difference between good horror and bad horror, besides story telling, is whether or not it delights in human suffering. Saw does, 28 Days Later does not.

I also really liked the Exorcism of Emily Rose.
post #45 of 67
The 2004 Dawn of the Dead. I saw it the night i went into labour, and it didn't bother me, but I know it bothered a lot of pregnant women.
post #46 of 67
If any of you are into Chinese movies, I would recommend avoiding To Live while pregnant. I mean, almost all Chinese movies that I've seen involve people dying, but this is one had both DH and I in tears because of who the people are who die and how they die.
post #47 of 67
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Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam View Post
I also really liked the Exorcism of Emily Rose.
THAT scared the crap out of me. So did The Ring. Ugh (in a good way).

I tend to like non-gory horror... I'm thinking of this old-school ghost story one with Nicole Kidman and these cute little kids with British accents? "The Others" I think? That's more my style. I have never been a fan of the "buckets o' blood stab-em-up" style of horror, even in the 80's when it got started.
post #48 of 67
The Saw movies rattle me. I can't even be in the room when they're on, and my DH is a huuuuuge fan : I get really angry at him for watching them... I've been know to yell at people for watching violent stuff like that around me, it's like I have this intensely visceral reaction because I soooo strongly feel that it's inherently wrong to be entertained by torture and that kind of human suffering.
I think it's a past life thing, seriously.
but yeah, Saw is disgusting and very, very wrong, IMO.
post #49 of 67
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Originally Posted by sunflwrmoonbeam View Post
randomacts: Watch 28 Days Later, if you haven't yet. Well, maybe not while pregnant, as it's REALLY gory, but it does so tastefully (yes, it's possible), and is a brilliant film.

The difference between good horror and bad horror, besides story telling, is whether or not it delights in human suffering. Saw does, 28 Days Later does not.

I also really liked the Exorcism of Emily Rose.
Seen it, love it! Big fan of zombies in general as they are sorta a social commentary. I actually heard a scientist say once that 28 days later is a pretty accurate depiction of something that could actually happen, more so than the Day After Tomorrow.

Lets just say that I am preparing for a zombie invasion...:
post #50 of 67
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
Heh-- I watched Pan's Labryinth when not pregnant, and absolutely loved it (although cried at the end).

Don't know if I would feel the same way in current emotional state.
Uh, yeah I watched that when I was just a couple of months along. Freaked me out. That was just a weird, disturbing movie anyway. When I rented it, I thought it was an updated version of Labyrinth (as in, the 80s movie).
post #51 of 67
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Originally Posted by filiadeluna View Post
Uh, yeah I watched that when I was just a couple of months along. Freaked me out. That was just a weird, disturbing movie anyway. When I rented it, I thought it was an updated version of Labyrinth (as in, the 80s movie).
Then, it becomes a question of, what is more creepy... people-eating underground monsters with eyes in their hands.... or David Bowie in those pants?


post #52 of 67
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
Then, it becomes a question of, what is more creepy... people-eating underground monsters with eyes in their hands.... or David Bowie in those pants?


post #53 of 67
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
Then, it becomes a question of, what is more creepy... people-eating underground monsters with eyes in their hands.... or David Bowie in those pants?


LMAO! Good question!
post #54 of 67
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
Then, it becomes a question of, what is more creepy... people-eating underground monsters with eyes in their hands.... or David Bowie in those pants?


If by creepy you mean sexy... I STILL have a thing for a man in eyeliner.
post #55 of 67
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Originally Posted by murphysaangel View Post
Not sure about movies (brain fart) but I can tell you what BOOKS not to read:

Midwives by Chris Bojalian
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Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

SUPER bad news and I found out the hard way! The second one? CERTAINLY don't read it once the baby comes, either, That was my mistake.
Midwives is HORRIBLE for pregnancy. Not the best book ever anyway but I totally agree with this.

LOL @ David Bowie. I liked that movie, AND the eyeliner, AND the pants!
post #56 of 67
I saw Beloved in the theater when I was pregnant. Perhaps not the best movie to see, but it didn't bother me at the time. It bugs me more now, in retrospect. Same as with the book The Rape of Nanking. I don't know what I was thinking of when I read that while pregnant! Definitely do not read it.
post #57 of 67
Oh, and by the way, I don't know about anyone else, but I *read* The Last King of Scotland and it was amazing. I also read parts while pregnant. Didn't affect me too much, as I recall...
post #58 of 67
Animal planet! any of the animal cops ,heck anything on the channel I bawled my eyes out. I remember looking at my dog say I could never do that to you, ohh never ever! bawling and I never turned that channel on again until about a year after he was born I still get teary eyes watching some of the show just not as dramatic my mother even laughs if she sees it is on and says should I turn that off
post #59 of 67
March of the Penguins - I was a mess for about 24 hours after that one!
post #60 of 67
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If by creepy you mean sexy... I STILL have a thing for a man in eyeliner.
Me too.
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