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Title: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 13, 2009, 12:43:23 PM
Just a topic that might be able to stick around for a bit. Let us know what movie you watched and what you thought of it.



Public Enemies

The latest in big Johnny Depp films, really awesome. I love big productions like this, I guess I'm a sucker for big budgets. Oh well.

JD is as great as always and Bale is performing to the same great level he always does. Unfortunately I think Bale is a bit... "the same" as always. He is a good cast, but maybe a bit typecast too, in a way.

Dunno if that makes sense to anyone, but there it is ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: celticinorlando on December 13, 2009, 12:44:49 PM
We watched Up last night...not what I expected. Really geared toward adults. It is VERY sad in spots but was very fun
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 13, 2009, 12:47:09 PM
We watched Up last night...not what I expected. Really geared toward adults. It is VERY sad in spots but was very fun
Gimme a rating on a 1 to 100 scale what you thought of it, 'cuz I really don't know what to make of it. Haven't seen it yet but I just want to know whether or not I should buy it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: GroverTheClover on December 13, 2009, 12:51:56 PM
I watched Happy Feet last night as a break from studying from finals. I wish I studied instead.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 13, 2009, 12:55:49 PM
I watched Happy Feet last night as a break from studying from finals. I wish I studied instead.
Hahahaha, that movie killed me. Every time that dad sang something, I saw Wolverine singing it. Seriously hilarious.

Did you guys know that it's Hugh Jackman that does that voice? Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXiOq6ePiFY

and this one too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjRNxUadPGo
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on December 13, 2009, 12:56:42 PM
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Post by: Redz on December 13, 2009, 01:03:54 PM
from the Christmas movie thread

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Just got done watching Santa with Muscles starring Hulk Hogan, Ed Begley Jr. and Garret Morris.  My daughters and I are developing a taste for bad, but free, movies available on Comcast's free On Demand section.

The Hulkster saved the orphanage!  Go figure.

It actually was oddly entertaining
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on December 13, 2009, 01:04:44 PM
We watched Up last night...not what I expected. Really geared toward adults. It is VERY sad in spots but was very fun
Gimme a rating on a 1 to 100 scale what you thought of it, 'cuz I really don't know what to make of it. Haven't seen it yet but I just want to know whether or not I should buy it.

I'd go like 87 or so.

I liked it a lot.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 13, 2009, 01:07:18 PM
from the Christmas movie thread

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Just got done watching Santa with Muscles starring Hulk Hogan, Ed Begley Jr. and Garret Morris.  My daughters and I are developing a taste for bad, but free, movies available on Comcast's free On Demand section.

The Hulkster saved the orphanage!  Go figure.

It actually was oddly entertaining
:]] Anything with the Hulk in it is by definition awesome.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: 2short on December 13, 2009, 02:43:03 PM
just saw  brothers , very good movie
toby mcguire should get oscar nods on his performance
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Post by: celticinorlando on December 13, 2009, 02:46:46 PM
i give UP a solid 88...which is a B+...one of the better pixar movies
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Post by: nickagneta on December 13, 2009, 03:08:20 PM
2012. I love these movies with outstanding CGI that destroy cities from around the world.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: xmuscularghandix on December 13, 2009, 03:10:59 PM
He Got Game.

The last movie in theaters was The Men who Stare at Goats.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 13, 2009, 03:15:35 PM
The last movie in theaters was The Men who Stare at Goats.
I need to see that. I really do.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bucknersrevenge on December 13, 2009, 04:44:12 PM
Just took my fiance last night to see The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day. It was very good as far as sequels go. Sequels are usually several steps down from the original but this one kept the same feel as the first and even left the door open for a third.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on December 13, 2009, 05:36:12 PM
Public Enemies

Johnny Depp was awesome, Christian Bale was fairly good.
There was absolutely no attempt at any sort of character development so I felt absolutely nothing when each person died... and there were a lot of deaths.

However, I'm a sucker for biopics whether everything is true or not. The action sequences were awesome. The scenery was great. The plot, not so much.

Overall I'd give it 3 stars (Out of 4). If I actually felt bad when people died or knew a little bit more about each character I would have given it a better ranking.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford... I felt was fairly similar to Public Enemies, however it had tons of character development. I think having narration to give us more information on the characters is what made Jesse James a much better movie. I would give that one 4 stars.

Public Enemies is worth seeing if you are interested in the subject at hand, and action, and don't care about characters and plots.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on December 13, 2009, 05:40:24 PM
Sin City

That movie is NUTS!  Bruce Willis is great, Clive Owen is great, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Jessica Alba...I could keep going.    Great Movie!   Elijah Wood is beyond creepy.



Someone else said He Got Game earlier.  Another classic.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on December 13, 2009, 05:41:36 PM
i saw invictus today.....movie of the year
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on December 13, 2009, 05:43:12 PM
i saw invictus today.....movie of the year
Im going to see that tomorrow night.  Im pretty pumped
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 14, 2009, 05:57:44 PM
Main theme to Public Enemies.

http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/search/songs/?query=ten%20million%20slaves

Check those out. They're the best part of the film.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: celticinorlando on December 14, 2009, 06:10:32 PM
i saw invictus today.....movie of the year


should win the oscar
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Neurotic Guy on December 14, 2009, 06:21:16 PM
Religulous.  

Definitely not for everybody as it takes  a cynnical and  sardonic look at religion and could be offensive to some.  

Since I respect, though do not ascribe to, any formal religion, I found it intellectually appealing as it certainly was an evenly dispersed look at what Bill Maher believes to be the absurdity of all organized religions. In other words, no major religions were spared in a forum that at times felt 'Borat-like' during interviews with folks espousing their religious views.

I learned some interesting things about the beliefs displayed  in the dogma and foundations of certain religions, but I took it all with a grain of salt as I know too many fine, level-headed people who accept the good that their religion provides for them without getting caught up in the fine print.

Aetheists and agnostics are likely to enjoy it, while serious religious folk may feel that Maher goes too far.  
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: youcanthandlethetruth113 on December 14, 2009, 06:24:41 PM
I watched "Catch a Fire" two night's ago with my gf. It was unbelievable! Highly recommended!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437232/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437232/)

The story was amazing and the music (African themed - think "Power of One") was amazing as well.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 14, 2009, 06:39:23 PM
Btw, has anyone seen that "Paranormal Activity" film? Is it any good?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: boscel33 on December 14, 2009, 07:08:52 PM
on tv, it was taken.  liam neeson is awsome!

in the theater, 2012.  really good, but really long!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on December 15, 2009, 08:53:22 PM
Religulous.  

Definitely not for everybody as it takes  a cynnical and  sardonic look at religion and could be offensive to some.  

Since I respect, though do not ascribe to, any formal religion, I found it intellectually appealing as it certainly was an evenly dispersed look at what Bill Maher believes to be the absurdity of all organized religions. In other words, no major religions were spared in a forum that at times felt 'Borat-like' during interviews with folks espousing their religious views.

I learned some interesting things about the beliefs displayed  in the dogma and foundations of certain religions, but I took it all with a grain of salt as I know too many fine, level-headed people who accept the good that their religion provides for them without getting caught up in the fine print.

Aetheists and agnostics are likely to enjoy it, while serious religious folk may feel that Maher goes too far.  

this was a GREAT film.  definitely thought provoking and entertaining (if you can have a sense of humor about religion)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on December 15, 2009, 09:02:42 PM
New Moon
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on December 15, 2009, 09:22:59 PM
Just watched "Man On Fire" ... for the ?th time ... incredible.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on December 15, 2009, 09:24:19 PM
i watched "fist of the white lotus" last night....classic kung fu flick!  gordon liu is the man!!!  :)

i think i will watch "5 deadly venoms" tonight
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Fafnir on December 15, 2009, 09:27:58 PM
Layer Cake.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: PosImpos on December 15, 2009, 09:40:15 PM
Citizen Kane
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: PosImpos on December 15, 2009, 09:42:10 PM
We watched Up last night...not what I expected. Really geared toward adults. It is VERY sad in spots but was very fun
Gimme a rating on a 1 to 100 scale what you thought of it, 'cuz I really don't know what to make of it. Haven't seen it yet but I just want to know whether or not I should buy it.

Up is a 100.  Best CGI cartoon ever, bar none.  Toy Story, Finding Nemo etc have nothing on Up.  I can't imagine how anybody with any taste and half a brain could not like Up.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on December 15, 2009, 09:52:14 PM
We watched Up last night...not what I expected. Really geared toward adults. It is VERY sad in spots but was very fun
Gimme a rating on a 1 to 100 scale what you thought of it, 'cuz I really don't know what to make of it. Haven't seen it yet but I just want to know whether or not I should buy it.

Up is a 100.  Best CGI cartoon ever, bar none.  Toy Story, Finding Nemo etc have nothing on Up.  I can't imagine how anybody with any taste and half a brain could not like Up.

If you have kids or if you are married, the movie can bring out the emotions. It will be in consideration for best picture.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on December 15, 2009, 10:24:35 PM
The Blind Side

I didn't like how they patronized the kid (it REALLY felt like they patronized the character at times)...but I dunno, maybe that's close to how it happened.

That said I really liked the movie, that's 2 hours I don't want back

I also recently saw "The Fantastic Mr Fox" and that's an hour and a half I wouldn't trade for much else that you can watch on a screen. Hilarious.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on December 15, 2009, 10:28:10 PM
We watched Up last night...not what I expected. Really geared toward adults. It is VERY sad in spots but was very fun
Gimme a rating on a 1 to 100 scale what you thought of it, 'cuz I really don't know what to make of it. Haven't seen it yet but I just want to know whether or not I should buy it.

Up is a 100.  Best CGI cartoon ever, bar none.  Toy Story, Finding Nemo etc have nothing on Up.  I can't imagine how anybody with any taste and half a brain could not like Up.

If you have kids or if you are married, the movie can bring out the emotions. It will be in consideration for best picture.

Gotta see it ... I've heard nothing but great things about it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bello_man09 on December 15, 2009, 11:08:27 PM
The Blind Side

I didn't like how they patronized the kid (it REALLY felt like they patronized the character at times)...but I dunno, maybe that's close to how it happened.

That said I really liked the movie, that's 2 hours I don't want back

I also recently saw "The Fantastic Mr Fox" and that's an hour and a half I wouldn't trade for much else that you can watch on a screen. Hilarious.

i agree with the character been patronized they whole thing just seemed a little hard to believe...but hey it does happen..but the movie was great though.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on December 15, 2009, 11:43:45 PM
Miracle at St.Anna and Paranormal activity.

I don't know if I watched it wrong, but Paranormal activity was meh... everyone else who saw it thought it was scary.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on December 15, 2009, 11:44:59 PM
Btw, has anyone seen that "Paranormal Activity" film? Is it any good?

Check "The Movie Review Thread", also I think there is a "Paranormal Activity" thread.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on December 15, 2009, 11:56:44 PM
I have a ton of movie watching ahead of me...

Yesterday I purchased Malcolm X, We Own the Night, Knowing, and Stranger Than Fiction.

Today I purchased Inglourious Basterds, Planet Terror, The Hangover, The Terminal, There's Something About Mary, and Catch Me If You Can.

I watched Knowing last night and give it a generous score of 6 out of 10 or 2.5 out of 4. The first third of the movie was 8 out of 10. The middle was 6 out of 10. The end was 4 out of 10. Therefore... 6 out of 10 average. The movie just didn't know what it wanted to be. I wanted an apocalypse movie and I got an apocalypse, scary, happy, sad, religious, alien movie. It was too much to handle. Hopefully I can sell it to one of my friends soon, if not it will just be the worst movie I own, and having the worst movie you own be a 6 out of 10 isn't too bad, I suppose.

Tonight I watched The Hangover for the first time and it was awesome. 3.5 out of 4 or 9 out of 10. Ending was kind of cliche, a lot of the movie was obviously not possible at all. Overall though each actor played their character perfectly. I believed the performances no matter how ridiculous they were. The jokes were hilarious, the cameos were great. Awesome movie.

And... I'm about to watch Planet Terror now...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BballTim on December 16, 2009, 03:32:34 AM
Citizen Kane

  The last movie you saw was Citizen Kane? You should give them another try. They actually make them in color now...




  kidding
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BballTim on December 16, 2009, 03:33:47 AM
2012. I love these movies with outstanding CGI that destroy cities from around the world.

  Agreed, but it's always slightly disappointing when they don't destroy NYC.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 16, 2009, 04:19:57 AM
Citizen Kane

  The last movie you saw was Citizen Kane? You should give them another try. They actually make them in color now...

I lol'd :]
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on December 16, 2009, 09:31:29 AM
2012. I love these movies with outstanding CGI that destroy cities from around the world.

  Agreed, but it's always slightly disappointing when they don't destroy NYC.

One of my biggest gripes about action movies is, as visually stimulating as it appears, I just don't buy that people or vehicles can outrun explosions or natural disasters.  I get over and can still enjoy the sensation, but there's just no way (even in slo-mo).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 17, 2009, 05:25:53 PM
Paranormal Phenomenon.

Awesome, I'd recommend it to everyone. Director shot it in his own home. It's really, very cool and [dang] scary ;)

I watched it at home with the lights out and the sound turned all the way up, alone.

Believe me, that's the *only* way to watch this kind of movie :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 17, 2009, 05:47:40 PM
Either Phantasm or No Country For Old Men. Forgot what came first, and I don't really remember NCFOM. Kinda fell asleep during.

I liked Phantasm, though.. Classic low budget horror movie, that are near and dear to my heart.
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Post by: Scalablob990 on December 17, 2009, 06:04:38 PM
Been watching Good Will Hunting alot lately. I've been pretty down on my luck last few weeks  :(
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Post by: shookones99 on December 17, 2009, 07:15:53 PM
Either Phantasm or No Country For Old Men. Forgot what came first, and I don't really remember NCFOM. Kinda fell asleep during.

I liked Phantasm, though.. Classic low budget horror movie, that are near and dear to my heart.

Def re-watch No Country.  One of my all time favs
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on December 17, 2009, 07:20:54 PM
I have a ton of movie watching ahead of me...

Yesterday I purchased Malcolm X, We Own the Night, Knowing, and Stranger Than Fiction.

Today I purchased Inglourious Basterds, Planet Terror, The Hangover, The Terminal, There's Something About Mary, and Catch Me If You Can.

I watched Knowing last night and give it a generous score of 6 out of 10 or 2.5 out of 4. The first third of the movie was 8 out of 10. The middle was 6 out of 10. The end was 4 out of 10. Therefore... 6 out of 10 average. The movie just didn't know what it wanted to be. I wanted an apocalypse movie and I got an apocalypse, scary, happy, sad, religious, alien movie. It was too much to handle. Hopefully I can sell it to one of my friends soon, if not it will just be the worst movie I own, and having the worst movie you own be a 6 out of 10 isn't too bad, I suppose.

Tonight I watched The Hangover for the first time and it was awesome. 3.5 out of 4 or 9 out of 10. Ending was kind of cliche, a lot of the movie was obviously not possible at all. Overall though each actor played their character perfectly. I believed the performances no matter how ridiculous they were. The jokes were hilarious, the cameos were great. Awesome movie.

And... I'm about to watch Planet Terror now...

If you haven't seen Inglorious Basterds or There's Something About Mary then put one of them on right now.  Both are classics.

I thought Planet Terror was weird but kinda cool.  Same with Stranger Than Fiction.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on December 17, 2009, 07:41:52 PM
Just bought a bunch at a Hollywood Video goin out of business;
- Memento
- Blade Runner
- 25th Hour
- Collateral
- A History of Violence
- Blow
- The Score
- Event Horizon
- London

Seen them all before but not for a while. I'm about to watch Event Horizon, a really great creepy/horror/sci-fi film.

I just watched Blade Runner for the first time and must say I thought it was horrible. I didn't like it all, maybe because of my age (20), but I have seen tons of movies, both old and present, and it really just didn't live up to the hype/recognition it has garnered.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on December 17, 2009, 08:52:34 PM
Star Trek (new one)
The Bucket List
Enemy Of The State
The Cable Guy
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro
The Incredibles
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: PosImpos on December 17, 2009, 09:15:43 PM

I also recently saw "The Fantastic Mr Fox" and that's an hour and a half I wouldn't trade for much else that you can watch on a screen. Hilarious.

I want to see that movie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on December 17, 2009, 09:28:11 PM
I have a ton of movie watching ahead of me...

Yesterday I purchased Malcolm X, We Own the Night, Knowing, and Stranger Than Fiction.

Today I purchased Inglourious Basterds, Planet Terror, The Hangover, The Terminal, There's Something About Mary, and Catch Me If You Can.

I watched Knowing last night and give it a generous score of 6 out of 10 or 2.5 out of 4. The first third of the movie was 8 out of 10. The middle was 6 out of 10. The end was 4 out of 10. Therefore... 6 out of 10 average. The movie just didn't know what it wanted to be. I wanted an apocalypse movie and I got an apocalypse, scary, happy, sad, religious, alien movie. It was too much to handle. Hopefully I can sell it to one of my friends soon, if not it will just be the worst movie I own, and having the worst movie you own be a 6 out of 10 isn't too bad, I suppose.

Tonight I watched The Hangover for the first time and it was awesome. 3.5 out of 4 or 9 out of 10. Ending was kind of cliche, a lot of the movie was obviously not possible at all. Overall though each actor played their character perfectly. I believed the performances no matter how ridiculous they were. The jokes were hilarious, the cameos were great. Awesome movie.

And... I'm about to watch Planet Terror now...

If you haven't seen Inglorious Basterds or There's Something About Mary then put one of them on right now.  Both are classics.

I thought Planet Terror was weird but kinda cool.  Same with Stranger Than Fiction.

I had seen both Inglourious Basterds and There's Something About Mary. Saw Inglourious Basterds the day it came out in theaters and absolutely loved it. I used to own There's Somehting About Mary on VHS but no longer ave a VHS player so I had to re-buy it.

I had seen Stranger Than Fiction before, loved it. I would agree with your short assessment on Planet Terror... weird but cool. Wasn't expecting Quentin Tarantino to be in it, that was pretty cool. Machete (The clip from the beginning of Planet Terror, with Danny Trejo) comes out next year I believe, that should be pretty good. Watching The Terminal now... haven't seen the whole movie before, only parts, so... time to pay attention.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on December 17, 2009, 09:34:34 PM

Seen them all before but not for a while. I'm about to watch Event Horizon, a really great creepy/horror/sci-fi film.

very underrated film, imo.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on December 17, 2009, 09:37:57 PM

Seen them all before but not for a while. I'm about to watch Event Horizon, a really great creepy/horror/sci-fi film.

very underrated film, imo.

I agree, awesome flick ... and another in the same vein that I loved was "Sunshine" ... if you can find it, watch it ... great, creepy outer-space sci-fi, and very under-rated.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on December 17, 2009, 10:03:41 PM
Away We Go
(John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph)

*Great* date movie, and good movie all around.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on December 17, 2009, 10:40:38 PM
On a side note, I was just doin some online shopping and bought The Way of the Gun with Benecio Del Toro, since he is one of my favorite actors. Anyone seen it?

I just watched 21 grams the other day, great, but depression/emotional film
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 17, 2009, 11:12:31 PM

Seen them all before but not for a while. I'm about to watch Event Horizon, a really great creepy/horror/sci-fi film.

very underrated film, imo.

I agree, awesome flick ... and another in the same vein that I loved was "Sunshine" ... if you can find it, watch it ... great, creepy outer-space sci-fi, and very under-rated.

Yeah I liked Event Horizon as well.

But my favorite movie of all time is The Langoliers. Classic to me. Stephen King at his best, IMO.

Last movie I've seen is Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. I know I need to get out more ;D
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Post by: indeedproceed on December 18, 2009, 12:37:09 PM
On a side note, I was just doin some online shopping and bought The Way of the Gun with Benecio Del Toro, since he is one of my favorite actors. Anyone seen it?

I just watched 21 grams the other day, great, but depression/emotional film

The Way Of The Gun is one of those style movies that were floating around in the late 90's/early 2000's.

Honestly it can be seen one of two ways...in one way, it's a neat little flick with cool moments that make it indisputably worth watching.

In another way is it s clumsy sloppy nod to a type of film making Quentin Tarantino has ruled for nearly 20 years. That makes it even worse, because QT's movies are all nods to other now defunct types of films, whether its a Kurosawa western or Sonny Chiba revenge style movie Tarantino's movies are only original in the purity of the idea expressed within them.

The Way of The Gun aspires to be that, and in that regard it seems kind of forced.


What. It's a slow friday.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 19, 2009, 06:26:20 PM
Dances with wolves

Oh well, it was what I expected - and I just ate and was very tired so I fell asleep during the film lol. Still though, seen bits and pieces before like this, and I didn't miss anything. It's okay I guess ;)



Nightmare before Christmas

Said it on Twitter, but I'm not too afraid to admit to this again right here: I had a bit of a hard time watching this. I absolutely love this film, Tim Burton is a hero etc - and this movie just gets to me, time and again. Especially since there's a romance in there which I really dig, and I associate myself quite well with the main character.

Yes, I know he's a skeleton.

Anyhoo, since my girl is in Australia (and I miss her a lot) the romance got the best of me again and made me realize I need to get the f-expletive-ck over there as soon as possible - or sooner.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on December 19, 2009, 09:03:47 PM
Boondock Saints. I really liked it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Rondo_is_better on December 19, 2009, 09:09:45 PM
The Hangover. Very funny movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: davemonsterband on December 19, 2009, 09:41:12 PM
The movie I try to live by life by, Come Blow Your Horn.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on December 19, 2009, 10:27:09 PM
London, a 2006 little-known movie with Jason Statham, Chris Evans, Jessica Biel, and some cameos from comedians like Dane Cook.

This is not a comedy though, very interesting and well-acted drama/romance with an absurd amount of swears and foul language, drugs (mainly cocaine).

Jason Statham, usually portrayed as an action only actor, with limited acting abilities completely outperforms everyone else in this movie with an absolutely amazing job
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on December 20, 2009, 11:40:24 AM
saw the new terminator movie on dvd last night.  i enjoyed it a lot. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on December 20, 2009, 12:48:57 PM
Inglourious Basterds is a good movie. The first half, is a 4 star movie. The second half is a 2 star movie (IMO), but overall still worth watching.

I also found it odd that, although fictional, the movie changed history a bit. :-\


Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on December 20, 2009, 12:55:14 PM
Inglourious Basterds is a good movie. The first half, is a 4 star movie. The second half is a 2 star movie (IMO), but overall still worth watching.

I also found it odd that, although fictional, the movie changed history a bit. :-\



The best bit though was when Brad started speaking Spanish :') Uhrr vuhrduhr chee!
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Post by: P2 on December 20, 2009, 01:33:01 PM
Max Payne, starring... Mark Wahlberg!
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Post by: misha on December 20, 2009, 07:20:35 PM
Yesterday I watched 'Doubt' and 'Gone Baby Gone'. Today I saw 'Witness' (old Harrison Ford movie).
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Post by: Chief on December 20, 2009, 08:06:02 PM
Yesterday I watched 'Doubt' and 'Gone Baby Gone'. Today I saw 'Witness' (old Harrison Ford movie).

Kelly McGillis has really went down hill.

(http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/151254-kelly_mcgillis_51.jpg)
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Post by: misha on December 20, 2009, 08:25:28 PM
Yesterday I watched 'Doubt' and 'Gone Baby Gone'. Today I saw 'Witness' (old Harrison Ford movie).

Kelly McGillis has really went down hill.

(http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/151254-kelly_mcgillis_51.jpg)
Used to be so beautiful, but some people just don't age well. She's just 52. 
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Post by: Las Vegas Asian on December 20, 2009, 08:50:18 PM
Took my 3 year old daughter to see Avatar in Cinemark XD. Too funny watching her arms out stretched trying to touch and catch everything. Solid storyline and the best 3D effects I've ever seen in a movie. My daughter even stayed awake despite the 2.5 hour running time. Definitely thought it was worth the $15 a ticket.   
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Post by: Bahku on December 20, 2009, 08:53:47 PM
Yesterday I watched 'Doubt' and 'Gone Baby Gone'. Today I saw 'Witness' (old Harrison Ford movie).

Kelly McGillis has really went down hill.

(http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/151254-kelly_mcgillis_51.jpg)
Used to be so beautiful, but some people just don't age well. She's just 52. 

Yeah ... I saw her in something from just a few years ago, and I couldn't even recognize her ... amazing transformation. I didn't know she was lesbian, either ... not making an issue of it, I just never knew until recently.
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Post by: freshinthehouse on December 21, 2009, 07:16:59 AM
The Way Of The Gun is one of those style movies that were floating around in the late 90's/early 2000's.

Honestly it can be seen one of two ways...in one way, it's a neat little flick with cool moments that make it indisputably worth watching.

In another way is it s clumsy sloppy nod to a type of film making Quentin Tarantino has ruled for nearly 20 years. That makes it even worse, because QT's movies are all nods to other now defunct types of films, whether its a Kurosawa western or Sonny Chiba revenge style movie Tarantino's movies are only original in the purity of the idea expressed within them.

The Way of The Gun aspires to be that, and in that regard it seems kind of forced. 

I agree with your second assessment.  Way of the Gun tried to catch on to that last wave of hip, violent crime-based movies that took after the success of Pulp Fiction, but it never really got off the launch pad.
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Post by: bigtyc55 on December 21, 2009, 01:03:47 PM
Watched Moon last nigh with Sam Rockwell, it's directed by the son of David Bowie and it was the first movie he has ever done yet. It was amazing to say the least, a phenomenal sci-fi movie, one of the best I've seen. Great soundtrack as well and quite a performance by Sam Rockwell, who is basically the only actor in the entire movie.
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Post by: shookones99 on December 21, 2009, 01:22:26 PM
Saw Avatar last night.  I actually didn't think it was that good.  There were definitely some incredible scenes and it was an awesome movie to look at.  But I was pretty bored for most of the movie. 

I thought it was pretty cheesy and cliche-ridden.  I didn't care much about about any of the characters (except for the cute blue girl--Zoe Saldana is absolutely beautiful).  But there were definitely multiple times where I was rolling my eyes, thinking "haven't I seen this exact scene at least one hundred different times?"

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Post by: blackbird on December 21, 2009, 02:28:59 PM
Last night I watched The 36th Chamber of Shaolin with my wife, who had never seen it. It's great, although like a lot of other movies not quite as great as its reputation. I appreciate that it's a thinking man's kung fu movie, but I think it could use a little more action.

I think my (and my wife's) favorite kung fu movie is Legend of Drunken Master. I don't care how silly you think it is, you can't have much more fun watching a movie than this.
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Post by: dark_lord on December 21, 2009, 07:12:30 PM
Last night I watched The 36th Chamber of Shaolin with my wife, who had never seen it. It's great, although like a lot of other movies not quite as great as its reputation. I appreciate that it's a thinking man's kung fu movie, but I think it could use a little more action.


TP for ur wife (gave it to u though, lol)!  i LOVE that movie.  it is my fav kung fu flicks!  i am a HUGE gordon liu fan and own most of his films.

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Post by: Bahku on December 21, 2009, 07:50:32 PM
Last night I watched The 36th Chamber of Shaolin with my wife, who had never seen it. It's great, although like a lot of other movies not quite as great as its reputation. I appreciate that it's a thinking man's kung fu movie, but I think it could use a little more action.


TP for ur wife (gave it to u though, lol)!  i LOVE that movie.  it is my fav kung fu flicks!  i am a HUGE gordon liu fan and own most of his films.



Ditto ... awesome kick-flick! (And another TP for a wife with such good taste - my fiance' was into MA before I met her ... it was one our "soul-mate" revelations ... among many ;) My favorite will always be "Enter The Dragon" though ... it was my introduction to Bruce Lee and a world of "wow!")
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Post by: Redz on December 21, 2009, 08:15:59 PM
Just watched Ice Age 3 with my daughters

Watched Night at the Museum 2 last night

Neither were as good as their predecessors, but fun enough.

Looking forward to watching Inglorious Basturds as soon as my wife and I can carve out some adult time together.
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Post by: Kiorrik on January 01, 2010, 01:10:18 PM
Up.

Awesome film. One of the best animated films I've ever seen.

The whole thing just made me realize that I'm on the wrong side of the planet right now. Bah. I really, really miss my girlfriend.
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Post by: Kiorrik on January 01, 2010, 01:16:26 PM
Oh, and I watched Donnie Darko with some friends.

Now that's one of the best movies ever. Right up there with ... erm... well bumloads of others really :] lol But still, it's a movie that makes you actually think about stuff.

Me like.
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Post by: Kiorrik on January 01, 2010, 02:19:15 PM
He's just not that into you

... why oh why do I watch movies like this. Especially at times like these :P

*stomps feet*
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Post by: wdleehi on January 01, 2010, 02:23:23 PM
I watched the 1st half of "Dance Movie" last night.

This week, in order

1) Star Trek
2) Transformer 2
3) Tinkerbell
4) Hangover
5) Year One.
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Post by: MattG12 on January 01, 2010, 02:38:51 PM
Last movies I watched were...

1. 21 Grams
2. Menace II Society
3. Zodiac
4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5. True Romance
6. Sleepers
7. Notorious (The Alfred Hitchcock film)
8. Planet Terror
9. Panic Room
10. Catch Me If You Can
11. The Terminal
12. The Green Mile
13. Gladiator
14. Knowing

I could have gone without seeing Knowing... but I liked all of the rest.
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Post by: wdleehi on January 01, 2010, 02:41:03 PM
I watched the 1st half of "Dance Movie" last night.

This week, in order

1) Star Trek
2) Transformer 2
3) Tinkerbell
4) Hangover
5) Year One.

I was quite disappointed with Transformers.

Devastator should have destroyed that annoying twin (why are they even added to the movie?)

Devastator should have never been destroyed by the Navy. 
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Post by: Kiorrik on January 01, 2010, 03:20:57 PM
Devastator should have never been destroyed by the Navy. 
He did look awesome tho :)
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Post by: wdleehi on January 01, 2010, 03:28:18 PM
Devastator should have never been destroyed by the Navy. 
He did look awesome tho :)


Yes.  Which is why it was more disappointing how he was destroyed.  All he did was suck some sand.
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Post by: Redz on January 01, 2010, 04:05:33 PM
Aliens in the Attic!

Watching Space Buddies tonight.

Yup, it's school vacation.  Have been trying to watch Inglorious Basturds for about a week now to no avail.

My mother in law is taking my daughters tomorrow.  My wife and I are driving 40 miles to the nearest theater showing Avatar in 3D.  Eberything I've heard is that it's a must see in 3-D to get the full experience.

I think the last 3-D I saw was The Creature in the Black Lagoon.
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Post by: misha on January 01, 2010, 04:56:38 PM
Over the last few days:

I love you man - A nice litlle comedy.

The Taking of Pelham 123 - Disappointing.

The Blind Side - Great movie! Sandra Bullock at her best.
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Post by: wiley on January 01, 2010, 05:05:43 PM
Up in The Air.

I was entertained, but you might wait for DVD.  Not as good as advertised...
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Post by: indeedproceed on January 01, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
In the last 3 days I've seen Invictus, Inglorious Basterds, Zombieland, Invention of Lying, and Law Abiding Citizen.

Loved Zombieland

Really liked Inglorious Basterds

I kinda liked Law Abiding Citizen and Invention

I didn't really like Invictus. I had no issue with the acting of either Matt Damon or Morgan Freeman. Great job by both. But I think the movie tried really hard to tell two stories and in the process, told neither.
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Post by: Rtpas11 on January 01, 2010, 09:13:08 PM
Bullet Proof Monk
District 13
UP (Animated)
District 9 (****?)
Ninja (2009)
Gamer ;D (cool idea for a movie)


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Post by: cons on January 01, 2010, 10:06:27 PM
i saw up in the air last night with my wife - she loved it and i thought it was really good - probably a good couples movie - not too chick flick and not too macho either.
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Post by: CelticG1 on January 01, 2010, 10:08:22 PM
Last movie i watched was Wayne's World. I love that movie. Just cracks me up and now I understand and get more jokes now that I'm older. I'm about to watch Kiss the Girls  right now. Don't really know what to expect..
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Post by: mzepol on January 04, 2010, 04:10:59 AM
Gwoemul (The Host) - 7/10
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Post by: jimmehx on January 04, 2010, 04:58:51 AM
I just watched "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs" on the plane back from hawaii

I really enjoyed it! well worth a watch.
Second favourite animation movie i've seen in a while - favourite was Up
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Post by: eja117 on January 05, 2010, 10:30:33 AM
Frog Princess

When I heard Disney was going to have its first black princess I kinda thought it might just be a token film to get critics off thier backs but it might be the best Disney animated film ever.

Disney is getting more global and they're doing an ok job

Lion King - Africa
Mulan - China
Emporer's Last Groove - Native American
Hercules - Greek
Tarzan - Africa
Pocahantas - Native American
Aladdin - Middle East Turk
Lilo and Stitch - Native Hawaiian
Frog Princess - New Orleans African American and Cajun

They could do better, but they could do way worse too

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Post by: waiting for #18 on January 05, 2010, 10:39:13 AM
"It's Complicated"

very funny
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Post by: Reggie's Ghost on January 05, 2010, 11:20:51 AM
Technically speaking, the last movie I watched was "Doubt" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0918927/), and despite seeing it several days ago with others this is oddly the first I will have talked about it with anyone.

3 out of 5 Tommys

To sum it up: Despite brilliant performances and strong writing, a surprisingly average feeling movie....

I should mention that I'm a huge fan of Meryl Streep (like Denzel Washington, one of those few actors in history who's presence is compelling on screen in most of their roles), and am sold on Philip Seymour Hoffman as one of the emerging greats of our era.  So I expected (and got) incredible, thought provoking performances out of those two.  And that's pretty much the ballgame: excellent writing, thorough set design and two great actors given the stage in a movie that feels like Broadway. 

However, to put it in basketball terms: this is the "Give it to Bird, everyone get the hell out of the way" approach to filmmaking.  The direction and camera work is intentionally average enough to scurry out of the way of the two stars, but it leaves you feeling like it could have been more than it was.  Still, credit where credit is due, the film did not feel long, it didn't often expound, and didn't feel overly pretentious (which is practically a miracle when doing a top heavy film adaptation of a period stageplay).
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Post by: Roy Hobbs on January 05, 2010, 11:25:54 AM
Sherlock Holmes.  I'm a big fan of the books / stories, so I had my doubts about the movie.  However, I thought it was really well-done.  It didn't stay strictly faithful to canon, but it also wasn't the action thriller the trailers made it out to be.

I'm sure a lot of people will think the movie was too long, but I thought it was great.
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Post by: Kiorrik on January 05, 2010, 11:28:04 AM
The Rock

Nicholas Cage & Sean Connery used to be my favorite actors.

Back then, I wasn't into films as much as I am now :p

Anyway, this used to be my favorite film for the above reason and erm... while I still think it's good in a lot of ways, I've regressed it to a 7 out of 10 Tommy Point movie. It's just not all that.

But you all probably knew that ;)
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Post by: WeMadeIt17 on January 05, 2010, 11:28:54 AM
Really liked Holmes! Really well done and liked what Guy Ritchie did with it. Always loved the books and liked how they did this movie. Robert Downey has made a very good comeback.
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Post by: Brickowski on January 05, 2010, 11:37:36 AM
"Up in the Air."  Very well done.  Sort of lighthearted black humor. Just when you think the movie is going to get sentimental, it kicks you in the ribs.
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Post by: colincb on January 05, 2010, 01:05:24 PM
I am a hard-core, long-time movie buff. This is stuff of note that I've seen in the last few weeks.

Avatar - Needs to be seen in theatre with 3D. It's visually stunning and groundbreaking technically, but not a best picture movie by any means. It's definitely worth seeing.

Hurt Locker - Well deserved multi-award nominee. Taut, about bomb squad in Iraq. Believe it's available on DVD now.

An Education - Another well deserved multi-award nominee. Chick flick/period coming of age piece from 60's Britain. Maybe still on the art-house circuit. Lead actress was outstanding.

Carnival of Souls - An old B-movie psychological horror that gets referenced to by some major league horror directors. Pretty good for a real B-movie, but mostly of historical value.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - Like all the HP films, visually stunning and clever. Getting pretty dark in the soul. The better the definition, the better the experience.

Taking Chance - An HBO movie about the escort for the body of a slain marine. Highly recommended.

Cranford - A BBC period piece from England in the 1840's. Pretty funny if you have a penchant for Jane Austen-like dialog. Series has started on Masterpiece in the US just recently.

Pride and Prejudice (2005 version) - A Jane Austen/Kiera Knightley period piece romance that's visually stunning and has a great music score. Great date-night video.

Hangover - Preposterous and hilarious.
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Post by: Prof. Clutch on January 05, 2010, 01:27:27 PM
3 out of 5 Tommys

TP for the innovative Tommy Movie Rating Scale.  That's brilliant.
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Post by: eja117 on January 11, 2010, 09:40:48 PM
Mrs. eja is watching Julie and Julia well within ear shot. 

If any of you ever wanted to kill me now is the time.

Why couldn't the movie have just been 145 minutes of nails on chalkboards? Why?
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Post by: Redz on January 11, 2010, 09:45:29 PM
Frog Princess

When I heard Disney was going to have its first black princess I kinda thought it might just be a token film to get critics off thier backs but it might be the best Disney animated film ever.

Disney is getting more global and they're doing an ok job

Lion King - Africa
Mulan - China
Emporer's Last Groove - Native American
Hercules - Greek
Tarzan - Africa
Pocahantas - Native American
Aladdin - Middle East Turk
Lilo and Stitch - Native Hawaiian
Frog Princess - New Orleans African American and Cajun

They could do better, but they could do way worse too



Frog Princess was good.  Took my girls to see it.  They were a little spooked by the voo doo stuff, but loved the movie.  I liked the modern woman princess - independent, hard worker, etc...

fun music, and good ol' fashioned animation.
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Post by: freshinthehouse on January 12, 2010, 04:23:04 AM

fun music, and good ol' fashioned animation.

I have no problems with CGI animation, but it is cool to see a more traditionally animated movie make it big.
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Post by: freshinthehouse on January 12, 2010, 04:23:22 AM
DP
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Post by: Bahku on January 12, 2010, 04:53:48 AM
Just put Star Trek (2009) in while I enter orders ... Half-Blood Prince is next, (for the ?-millionth time). ;)
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Post by: misha on January 16, 2010, 11:39:43 AM
Sicko.

Interesting stuff. I'm glad that the system is changing in the US.
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Post by: Kiorrik on January 16, 2010, 05:35:59 PM
Frost / Nixon

Impressive acting. Worth the watch, mostly about Watergate etc.
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Post by: MattG12 on January 16, 2010, 06:11:09 PM
The Hurt Locker - I gave it a 3.5 out of 4. Best movie I've seen from 2009 other than Inglourious Basterds. Ridiculously nerve racking, reminded me of a horror movie the way I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Very nice use of the violin squeal from "There Will be Blood" in a scene where Jeremy Renner's character finds a ridiculous amount of bombs that are hidden.
Should be up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards considering there will be 10 nominees this year. The only thing I did not like was the lack of an ending. There were basically 3 protagonists and we only had closure with 1 towards the end of the movie. Great movie overall, definitely worth the watch.
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Post by: Kiorrik on January 16, 2010, 06:14:51 PM
The Hurt Locker - I gave it a 3.5 out of 4. Best movie I've seen from 2009 other than Inglourious Basterds. Ridiculously nerve racking, reminded me of a horror movie the way I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Very nice use of the violin squeal from "There Will be Blood" in a scene where Jeremy Renner's character finds a ridiculous amount of bombs that are hidden.
Should be up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards considering there will be 10 nominees this year. The only thing I did not like was the lack of an ending. There were basically 3 protagonists and we only had closure with 1 towards the end of the movie. Great movie overall, definitely worth the watch.
Thanks, will def do. I was thinking what to write about Frost/Nixon so people would actually watch it, but I came up empty.

You did a good job at describing it ;)
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 16, 2010, 07:47:33 PM
daytrippers..

i want my forty bills back..

tickets popcorn and drank..

i took a lady *fine* friend
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 16, 2010, 07:50:25 PM
Mrs. eja is watching Julie and Julia well within ear shot. 

If any of you ever wanted to kill me now is the time.

Why couldn't the movie have just been 145 minutes of nails on chalkboards? Why?

po thang..

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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 16, 2010, 07:53:55 PM
Frog Princess

When I heard Disney was going to have its first black princess I kinda thought it might just be a token film to get critics off thier backs but it might be the best Disney animated film ever.

Disney is getting more global and they're doing an ok job

Lion King - Africa
Mulan - China
Emporer's Last Groove - Native American
Hercules - Greek
Tarzan - Africa
Pocahantas - Native American
Aladdin - Middle East Turk
Lilo and Stitch - Native Hawaiian
Frog Princess - New Orleans African American and Cajun

They could do better, but they could do way worse too



Frog Princess was good.  Took my girls to see it.  They were a little spooked by the voo doo stuff, but loved the movie.  I liked the modern woman princess - independent, hard worker, etc...

fun music, and good ol' fashioned animation.


i liked this one...really glad that it crossed over...
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Post by: indeedproceed on January 23, 2010, 09:23:16 PM
Curious Case of Ben Button. I won't watch it again, but not because I didn't like it..it was too darn long is all. However, emotionally very evocative. Sometimes with movies like these, I get to feeling manipulated, like film makers take the easy way out, by just playing cards they know tug on heart strings. This movie, despite being completely predictable, and eerily like Forest Gump, was not manipulative. You'll only want to watch it once, but if you haven't, I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MaxPowers on January 23, 2010, 09:45:13 PM
Slackers...it was funny seeing Jason Segel as one of the main characters before his Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall stardom. Really funny guy.
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Post by: RebusRankin on January 23, 2010, 10:27:35 PM
Invictus
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Post by: shookones99 on January 23, 2010, 10:37:34 PM
The Book of Eli.

I actually really enjoyed it.  I thought it was a really cool, interesting idea, and the entire movie you're trying to figure out what's going on.  The fight scenes were nuts and Denzel and Gary Oldman were definitely on point in this one.  The only thing that I felt was holding it back from being a top tier Denzel-movie was that there were some scenes that were just so slow and boring for absolutely no reason.  I don't need to see Denzel walking down the street, in slow-mo, for 2 minutes, to the sound of really loud, high pitched strings.  I get that he's an epic dude...but seriously.

I def recommend the movie though.  Just go into it with low expectations if you can (that's what I did).
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Post by: indeedproceed on January 23, 2010, 10:42:19 PM
Slackers...it was funny seeing Jason Segel as one of the main characters before his Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall stardom. Really funny guy.

The scene where Sam (Segel) shows you how to meet girls in a club gets me every time.

"You know what boys? Why don't you let me take care of it. You treat a hot girl like dirt, and she'll stick to you like mud."
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 23, 2010, 11:16:09 PM
hostel 2 trash

smokin aces 2..that thing!!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: celtsrp33 on January 23, 2010, 11:16:30 PM
Just watched "Pregnancy Pact" on Lifetime.  It is 'Based on a true story" about the high school girls in Gloucester that allegedly made a pact to get pregnant together.  This movie is very loosely based on the actual events.  It was a little out of control - pregnant girls binge drinking, smoking etc.  It really put Gloucester in a good light  :-\
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Post by: MattG12 on January 23, 2010, 11:36:42 PM
I'm watching From Dusk Till Dawn right now... hilarious.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 23, 2010, 11:41:28 PM
I'm watching From Dusk Till Dawn right now... hilarious.

classic..i hate when fred williamson didnt make it..
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 23, 2010, 11:45:21 PM
I just watched "Return to the Rafters" for the first time.  It was decent, but I was looking for more highlights than the storyline of all the people following the C's.  No fault of the film's, I bought this recently and thought it was more of the official NBA typt thing.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on January 23, 2010, 11:54:00 PM
has anyone seen "legion" yet?..
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bucknersrevenge on January 24, 2010, 12:20:14 AM
has anyone seen "legion" yet?..

I saw it on Friday. Not bad, not great though. In truth the best part of the movie is probably the old lady you see from the trailer. She was hilarious. Paul Bettany has been good in other things but I think he phoned this role in. Lucas Black(Friday Night Lights, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) clearly peaked with Friday Night Lights.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: KCattheStripe on January 24, 2010, 12:29:20 AM
Just watched "Pregnancy Pact" on Lifetime.  It is 'Based on a true story" about the high school girls in Gloucester that allegedly made a pact to get pregnant together.  This movie is very loosely based on the actual events.  It was a little out of control - pregnant girls binge drinking, smoking etc.  It really put Gloucester in a good light  :-\


Something had to balance out "A Perfect Storm"... oh, wait...
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Post by: dark_lord on January 24, 2010, 10:10:33 AM
I just watched "Return to the Rafters" for the first time.  It was decent, but I was looking for more highlights than the storyline of all the people following the C's.  No fault of the film's, I bought this recently and thought it was more of the official NBA typt thing.

sexyscottish :)
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Post by: Redz on January 24, 2010, 12:01:43 PM
I just watched "Return to the Rafters" for the first time.  It was decent, but I was looking for more highlights than the storyline of all the people following the C's.  No fault of the film's, I bought this recently and thought it was more of the official NBA typt thing.

sexyscottish :)

Yeh, that gave you about all of the insight you need on him, huh?  Wow.  That's some intense love for the Celtics!
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Post by: ManUp on January 24, 2010, 12:29:06 PM
Gone Baby Gone. good.

Orphan. Good, but the could've done better with the second half/ending.
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Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 24, 2010, 01:01:45 PM
워낭소리  ;D

actually a well done documentary-esque/true movie about a very old farmer and his wife in korea, and their relationship with their very old cow.

beautifully phtographs. it shows very well, not heavy handed, about how what we do for living is no more important than how we do it...and how people are not the only creatures to need love and show loyalty.

not sappy at all...the the old farmer women is very entertaining as she gripes and ****es about everything under the sun.  ;D

no heroes nor is there need for them. dont know if most americans will like it... not even one car chase or shooting scene.  ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Fafnir on January 24, 2010, 01:13:39 PM
I was roped into watching an MST3K style take down of most of Twilight last night.

What a terrible movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 27, 2010, 10:34:10 AM
2001: A Space Odyssey - 4 stars - Perfect, and I'll leave it at that.

Trick 'r Treat - 3 stars - Horror movie that went under the radar in 2008. Awesome concept, kind of like a Sin City comic book style Halloween movie. There are tons of homages to other horror movies throughout, very fun to try to spot them. My only problem with the movie was that it just wasn't very scary. Two minutely scary parts. Where as Paranormal Activity stuck with me for a few days.

Paradise Now - 3 stars - Very good foreign film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Very in depth look at the ethical dilemma of martyrdom. In my opinion more could have been done as far as the history of the conflict for those who don't know much about it. Flashbacks to Said's fathers life would have been a great way to do it. The movie was only an hour and a half long another half hour of detailed history wouldn't have made the movie too long or unbearable. I have looked into the situation so I understood the movie. I believe that people who have never read anything about the conflict however, would be lost for a lot of it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CelticS 86 on January 27, 2010, 11:15:59 AM
the blind side: great movie
2012: good movie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on January 27, 2010, 11:32:12 AM
I watched Valkyrie the other day.  Very interesting, for those into history.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: slam on January 27, 2010, 12:25:40 PM
I watched 3 last night.  I'm addicted to movies.  I tend to give movies very low scores because I'm such a critic, and because I watch so many, I've probably dilluted the impact they have on me somewhat.

Staten Island: 4/10
Transformers 2: 5/10
The Serious Man: 4/10 (incredibly well done, very deep, just didn't enjoy it that much)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on January 27, 2010, 12:53:24 PM
District 9 - Doooopeeee
Gamer - Baaadddd
Invention of Lying - ZzzZZzZZZz
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Fox40Kid on January 27, 2010, 01:16:25 PM
Over the past weekend I watched Gone Baby Gone and The Assassination of Jesse James.  It was an all Casey Affleck weekend!

Jesse James was ok, but I thought Gone Baby Gone was great, especially being a Boston based movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Scott on January 27, 2010, 02:53:58 PM
Let The Right One In

A very solid film...9 out of 10.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 27, 2010, 03:12:48 PM
I watched Valkyrie the other day.  Very interesting, for those into history.

I liked Valkyrie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 29, 2010, 04:07:46 PM
In a mere half hour I shall be smelling what the Tooth Fairy has cooking. 

(http://funnyfunda.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Tooth-Fairy-Movie-Trailer.png)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 29, 2010, 07:29:33 PM
tooth fairy...predictably not so great, but the disappointing part was that they were gearing it towards a bit older age group than my kids'.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 29, 2010, 07:58:38 PM
Jaws...
and 2001: A Space Odyssey again because it was that good.

Watching Punch-Drunk Love as soon as the current game is over.

Then I have a long list of movies to watch that I own and have not yet watched...

A Fi****l of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
Lost Highway
Gone With the Wind
12 Angry Men
Broken Trail
and, The Savages.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Brickowski on January 29, 2010, 08:57:55 PM
I consider Broken Trail to be the best made-for-TV movie ever made.  Both Robert Duvall and Thomas Hayden Church were excellent, and so was the script and the cinematography.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 29, 2010, 09:07:46 PM
I consider Broken Trail to be the best made-for-TV movie ever made.  Both Robert Duvall and Thomas Hayden Church were excellent, and so was the script and the cinematography.

I've heard nothing but good things about the movie. Yet the only places I see it sold are supermarkets for 5 dollars... very strange. Can't wait to watch it though.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 30, 2010, 12:47:41 AM
Punch-Drunk Love was really, really good. I should have expected it. Paul Thomas Anderson is a very good director (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood). This is the second movie I have actually liked Adam Sandler in (As an actor). I think he's a funny guy but just not my kind of comedy, but he is great in Punch-Drunk Love and Funny People. The movie itself was kind of along the same lines of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State, or Stranger Than Fiction. (Comedy's that have an edge to them and require more than just comedic actors). Each of those movies are great acting parts for Sandler, Will Ferrell, Zach Braff, and Jim Carrey. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was a great in a very small role. I gave it a 3 out of 4 on my scale, an 8 out of 10 on the IMDB scale.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 30, 2010, 01:09:29 AM
Just went to Avatar today ... I'm a sci-fi freak anyway, but this movie took my breath away. I personally don't get into all the analysis of movies and how they relate to present politics or what subliminal messages they may be carrying ... when I watch a movie I want to be "entertained" ... period, in whatever way the movie delivers.

The scientist in me loves to analyze, but I taught myself long ago that when it comes to movies and entertainment, I just let the film hit me as it does, and either enjoy it for what it is, or not. This movie absolutely blew me away, and transported me to another time and place as no other movie has ever done.

So while I'll leave the over-analysis to others, the impact of this movie as "entertainment" was absolutely phenomenal, and the quality of the 3D was on a new level as well ... can't wait to see it again! The timing was perfect, too, as I truly needed an escape from reality ... big time. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 30, 2010, 01:22:08 AM
Jaws...
and 2001: A Space Odyssey again because it was that good.

Watching Punch-Drunk Love as soon as the current game is over.

Then I have a long list of movies to watch that I own and have not yet watched...

A Fi****l of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
Lost Highway
Gone With the Wind
12 Angry Men
Broken Trail
and, The Savages.

You've just GOT to add "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" to this list, Matt ... the ultimate "Spaghetti Western" and the first two on your list are not justified without this one ... you won't be sorry. ;) (Another in the same vein: "Once Upon A Time In The West" ... awesome SW flick!)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 30, 2010, 07:29:34 AM
Jaws...
and 2001: A Space Odyssey again because it was that good.

Watching Punch-Drunk Love as soon as the current game is over.

Then I have a long list of movies to watch that I own and have not yet watched...

A Fi****l of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
Lost Highway
Gone With the Wind
12 Angry Men
Broken Trail
and, The Savages.

You've just GOT to add "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" to this list, Matt ... the ultimate "Spaghetti Western" and the first two on your list are not justified without this one ... you won't be sorry. ;) (Another in the same vein: "Once Upon A Time In The West" ... awesome SW flick!)

Thanks, Bahku... but, I already have The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I watched them out of order before I knew it was a trilogy. Definitely one of my favorites.

And... Once Upon A Time In The West is on my long list of movies to buy when I get the chance, but that particular movie is 25 dollars at Best Buy. I'm not paying 25 dollars for it. I'm sure I can get it for 10 or 15 at FYE next time I go to the mall.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 01, 2010, 06:58:08 PM
The Savages: 3 out of 4
Extremely depressing... great acting from Philip Seymour Hoffman.
A movie about having to put your elderly parents into a nursing home and exactly what kind of effect that can have on people. Dark comedy, not a lot of comic relief, which I was fine with. I can't stand a comedy like Juno about a teenage pregnancy and yet the whole movie is comedy... really the parents didn't get a little bit mad and yell at Juno not even once? The Savages was done well but after losing 2 grandparents over the last year it was tough to watch. I can't think of a time when it would ever really be easy to watch and I hope I never become so desensitized that it ever is.

12 Angry Men: 4 out of 4
Like my 2001: A Space Odyssey review I have nothing to say. It's a perfect movie, see it. Any review I could write would not be able to do a perfect movie justice.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 01, 2010, 06:59:32 PM
The Savages: 3 out of 4
Extremely depressing... great acting from Philip Seymour Hoffman.
A movie about having to put your elderly parents into a nursing home and exactly what kind of effect that can have on people. Dark comedy, not a lot of comic relief, which I was fine with. I can't stand a comedy like Juno about a teenage pregnancy and yet the whole movie is comedy... really the parents didn't get a little bit mad and yell at Juno not even once? The Savages was done well but after losing 2 grandparents over the last year it was tough to watch. I can't think of a time when it would ever really be easy to watch and I hope I never become so desensitized that it ever is.

12 Angry Men: 4 out of 4
Like my 2001: A Space Odyssey review I have nothing to say. It's a perfect movie, see it. Any review I could write would not be able to do a perfect movie justice.

The Savages was a decent movie.  But yeh, not a real pick me up.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on February 03, 2010, 12:01:17 AM
The Shawshank Redemption for the Nth time.

Easily one of my favorite films of all time, with an ending that was so powerful yet so subtle.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on February 03, 2010, 12:57:49 AM
The Shawshank Redemption for the Nth time.

Easily one of my favorite films of all time, with an ending that was so powerful yet so subtle.

Awesome movie, truly (TP). Just watched Lawrence of Arabia and Enemy of the State, (way under-rated) ... a couple of those that I have seen many times and never tire of. Saw Avatar (3D) again, too ... yes, the story is predictable and trite, but I don't know how anyone can NOT get drawn into the effects, atmosphere, cinematography, and scope ... love it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on February 03, 2010, 03:15:28 AM
ZOMBIE LAND...started great but then went down..i didnt like the bill murray scenes at all..maybe if i watched it with a 40.....
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on February 03, 2010, 03:47:10 AM
I went ahead and watched Avatar in IMax. The visuals were nice. The story was pretty stupid. I found the alien world pretty dumb too. Plants that light up when you step on them? Plugging in to various species with your braided hair? Does their hair unbraid?

The 3d did add to the movie and didn't seem gimmicky to me. I watched it because I felt I had to for the sense of history, and I feel it was worth it despite the horrifically bad writing/story.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on February 03, 2010, 03:58:03 AM
Push

It was okay, in a fast-and-the-furious kind of way. Instead of the souped up vehicles, this film had superpowers. I'm comparing it to the previously mentioned super-car flick because of the motivation you should use to watch it; watch this movie when you want stuff on your screen to move and want to be able to follow the story even when you're not watching for a minute. Or fifty minutes, for that matter.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on February 03, 2010, 04:06:17 AM
The Other Boleyn Girl

This is the opposite of the previous in many ways, even though there's no real big plot twists. In fact, it's based on some book that's loosely based on some aristocrats life. It's about the English court, with a king 'n all that. Watch it when you can't find anything else, I'd rate it 66 out of 100.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on February 03, 2010, 04:35:00 AM
I went ahead and watched Avatar in IMax. The visuals were nice. The story was pretty stupid. I found the alien world pretty dumb too. Plants that light up when you step on them? Plugging in to various species with your braided hair? Does their hair unbraid?

The 3d did add to the movie and didn't seem gimmicky to me. I watched it because I felt I had to for the sense of history, and I feel it was worth it despite the horrifically bad writing/story.

Actually those things already occur in nature here on Earth, just in different environments than shown in Avatar, so they make a great deal of sense scientifically. The largest paradox is the floating mountains, as anti-gravity is, (as we understand at our present state of development), completely impossible and counter to all laws of planetary physics, (black hole environment may be an exception, but that's only far-fetched theory at this point). The movie was science fiction, and very good sci-fi at that, with no more outrageous ideas than Star Wars, Star Trek, Aliens, or most other good science fiction. If you're not into sci-fi, then chances are it's not going to appeal to you. But even for those who don't care for sci-fi, the special effects applications are beyond anything ever attempted before, and can be appreciated in that manner, if no other. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on February 16, 2010, 12:57:14 PM
Benjamin Button....thought it was an instant top 10 movie ever.

Was amazed by some of the extraordinarily pretentious things the critics wrote about it.

Borderline life changing
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 16, 2010, 01:01:27 PM
Benjamin Button....thought it was an instant top 10 movie ever.

Was amazed by some of the extraordinarily pretentious things the critics wrote about it.

Borderline life changing


So I take it you enjoyed Forest Gump Benjamin Button?

I watched Twilight New Moon with my gf late last night. I don't know when Vampires became whiny little emotional girls that can't be killed by silver or stakes, but I am not a fan.

Also, I don't know what being a werewolf has to do with never wearing a shirt, but apparently it's a big deal. I've heard they're considering casting Mike "The Situation" for the next movie, but current legal restrictions prohibit him from coming within 100 yards of minors.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: WeMadeIt17 on February 16, 2010, 01:03:51 PM
Saw the wolfman really liked it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on February 16, 2010, 01:10:51 PM
Cars...and Cars...and Cars... and Cars... And Cars again



I love my One and a Half year old baby. ;D


I am speeeeeeeeeed!!!!!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 16, 2010, 01:12:05 PM
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire Apprentice and Meet Dave.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on February 16, 2010, 01:16:10 PM
Benjamin Button....thought it was an instant top 10 movie ever.

Was amazed by some of the extraordinarily pretentious things the critics wrote about it.

Borderline life changing


So I take it you enjoyed Forest Gump Benjamin Button?

I watched Twilight New Moon with my gf late last night. I don't know when Vampires became whiny little emotional girls that can't be killed by silver or stakes, but I am not a fan.

Also, I don't know what being a werewolf has to do with never wearing a shirt, but apparently it's a big deal. I've heard they're considering casting Mike "The Situation" for the next movie, but current legal restrictions prohibit him from coming within 100 yards of minors.
I actually don't really see the comparison between Forest and Ben. The only similarity is that they both have something unusual that makes like harder for them and the film is about their life. Does that mean every film about a person's life where the people don't have disabilities is plagiarized from each other?

Also Forest was unaware of much going on around him, whereas Ben was aware early on.

Further Forest kept ending up at important times and places randomly and enjoyed tremendous success not of his own doing really, and not so for Ben.

I just don't see the comparison at all.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RAcker on February 16, 2010, 01:24:56 PM
I just watched "Bill Cosby Himself" last night.  I haven't seen it in forever.

"Dad is great...give us the chocolate cake."
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Birdbrain on February 16, 2010, 01:36:40 PM
I saw The Lightening Thief and it was visually better than Avatar with a more believable story.  It will probably get mixed reviews because it's adopted from a Children's book.  Good family fun with great special effects.

In fact Hades scared the <insert word> out of me.  He was still not as mean as the Marine in Avatar though.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 16, 2010, 01:44:08 PM
Benjamin Button....thought it was an instant top 10 movie ever.

Was amazed by some of the extraordinarily pretentious things the critics wrote about it.

Borderline life changing


So I take it you enjoyed Forest Gump Benjamin Button?

I watched Twilight New Moon with my gf late last night. I don't know when Vampires became whiny little emotional girls that can't be killed by silver or stakes, but I am not a fan.

Also, I don't know what being a werewolf has to do with never wearing a shirt, but apparently it's a big deal. I've heard they're considering casting Mike "The Situation" for the next movie, but current legal restrictions prohibit him from coming within 100 yards of minors.
I actually don't really see the comparison between Forest and Ben. The only similarity is that they both have something unusual that makes like harder for them and the film is about their life. Does that mean every film about a person's life where the people don't have disabilities is plagiarized from each other?

Also Forest was unaware of much going on around him, whereas Ben was aware early on.

Further Forest kept ending up at important times and places randomly and enjoyed tremendous success not of his own doing really, and not so for Ben.

I just don't see the comparison at all.

My girlfriend said the same thing. Allow me to elaborate:

1) Both stories revolve around a girl that "just isn't right, right now" for the protagonist. Ben and whoever 'meet in the middle', then tragically drift apart. Forest and Juh-Juh-Juh-Jennayyyyyyy keep having these 'almost' moments...and finally tragically only get together at the end. Just like Bennie Boy and whats her name need the perfect time but tragically must inevitably part.

2) In a lot of ways I disagree about Benjamin's awareness level. He really seems to "float" through life, much like Forest did. Now he didn't win no ping pong tournies or meet dick nixon or go to vietnam...but he just kind of floats along. He gets a job on a ship because he went to a shipyard. He impetuously went to war and was one of the few survivors on a salvage vessel. He keeps having opportunities thrust upon him, and he keeps taking advantage of them.

Quote
Further Forest kept ending up at important times and places randomly and enjoyed tremendous success not of his own doing really, and not so for Ben.

He was given a fortune and a button factory. He luckily survived an attack by a fully armed sub or something (I forget)...and he was given the task of taking his shipmate's money home, kind of like Bubba's promise.

Also, he dated a famous ballerina.

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The only similarity is that they both have something unusual that makes like harder for them and the film is about their life. Does that mean every film about a person's life where the people don't have disabilities is plagiarized from each other?

I understand your implication there and honestly when I made the comparison between the two movies in my head the fact that they both were shall we say 'abnormal' was not even the largest common denominator.

I would say instead that it is more the was both characters are completely at peace with life. Both Benjamin and Forest just are. Benjamin never curses himself as a child (when he appears old), or laments the fate he will endure when he's elderly (when he looks young). Forest is never angry that he's a bit dim. He can't socially comprehend anything, and he knows he's not smart, but he never cries about it. They both simply get on with it, and go where life leads them. And chase a girl. One girl. THat they can never truly 'have'..they may only enjoy a short time with her, then part.

You seem to imply that I look at the movie as alike because it's about two disabled protagonists. I would say that their disabilities do allow them a certain separation from society, so both men can act as fantastic storytellers, mostly because of their own one step removal from events that happen right under their nose. But that to me is not the biggest commonality between the two. The commonality is both characters' peace with life as it is, and their acceptance of where it leads them. They forgive those who wrong them, and embrace nearly everyone.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Timdawgg on February 16, 2010, 01:46:07 PM
Boondock Saints....DaFoe is awesome...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 16, 2010, 01:47:21 PM
Boondock Saints....DaFoe is awesome...

Check out this:

http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=35271.0

I watched the sqweakuel.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: minijericho29 on February 16, 2010, 01:51:10 PM
Wall Street.


The sequel is coming out soon, so I had to do some refreshing.  It's been 14 years!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on February 16, 2010, 02:43:37 PM
Benjamin Button....thought it was an instant top 10 movie ever.

Was amazed by some of the extraordinarily pretentious things the critics wrote about it.

Borderline life changing


So I take it you enjoyed Forest Gump Benjamin Button?

I watched Twilight New Moon with my gf late last night. I don't know when Vampires became whiny little emotional girls that can't be killed by silver or stakes, but I am not a fan.

Also, I don't know what being a werewolf has to do with never wearing a shirt, but apparently it's a big deal. I've heard they're considering casting Mike "The Situation" for the next movie, but current legal restrictions prohibit him from coming within 100 yards of minors.
I actually don't really see the comparison between Forest and Ben. The only similarity is that they both have something unusual that makes like harder for them and the film is about their life. Does that mean every film about a person's life where the people don't have disabilities is plagiarized from each other?

Also Forest was unaware of much going on around him, whereas Ben was aware early on.

Further Forest kept ending up at important times and places randomly and enjoyed tremendous success not of his own doing really, and not so for Ben.

I just don't see the comparison at all.

My girlfriend said the same thing. Allow me to elaborate:

1) Both stories revolve around a girl that "just isn't right, right now" for the protagonist. Ben and whoever 'meet in the middle', then tragically drift apart. Forest and Juh-Juh-Juh-Jennayyyyyyy keep having these 'almost' moments...and finally tragically only get together at the end. Just like Bennie Boy and whats her name need the perfect time but tragically must inevitably part.

2) In a lot of ways I disagree about Benjamin's awareness level. He really seems to "float" through life, much like Forest did. Now he didn't win no ping pong tournies or meet dick nixon or go to vietnam...but he just kind of floats along. He gets a job on a ship because he went to a shipyard. He impetuously went to war and was one of the few survivors on a salvage vessel. He keeps having opportunities thrust upon him, and he keeps taking advantage of them.

Quote
Further Forest kept ending up at important times and places randomly and enjoyed tremendous success not of his own doing really, and not so for Ben.

He was given a fortune and a button factory. He luckily survived an attack by a fully armed sub or something (I forget)...and he was given the task of taking his shipmate's money home, kind of like Bubba's promise.

Also, he dated a famous ballerina.

Quote
The only similarity is that they both have something unusual that makes like harder for them and the film is about their life. Does that mean every film about a person's life where the people don't have disabilities is plagiarized from each other?

I understand your implication there and honestly when I made the comparison between the two movies in my head the fact that they both were shall we say 'abnormal' was not even the largest common denominator.

I would say instead that it is more the was both characters are completely at peace with life. Both Benjamin and Forest just are. Benjamin never curses himself as a child (when he appears old), or laments the fate he will endure when he's elderly (when he looks young). Forest is never angry that he's a bit dim. He can't socially comprehend anything, and he knows he's not smart, but he never cries about it. They both simply get on with it, and go where life leads them. And chase a girl. One girl. THat they can never truly 'have'..they may only enjoy a short time with her, then part.

You seem to imply that I look at the movie as alike because it's about two disabled protagonists. I would say that their disabilities do allow them a certain separation from society, so both men can act as fantastic storytellers, mostly because of their own one step removal from events that happen right under their nose. But that to me is not the biggest commonality between the two. The commonality is both characters' peace with life as it is, and their acceptance of where it leads them. They forgive those who wrong them, and embrace nearly everyone.
Ok ok. I see what you're saying.

here are my answers.

I actually don't see either love story as central to those stories. I don't think it's extremely uncommon to love someone all your life or even to have the whole not there not now thing. I just feel like without the girls you still have a pretty good story in both cases. The girls are to me a common vehicle for moving stories.

There are other events I just see as coincidental. I think some of the things that happened are common to the situation or war or whatnot, like soldiers making each other promises. Or at least I'd like to think that.

I thought of the disability thing because I think it's central to how the world sees them and somewhat to how they see the world.

I give you that in a way the style of both movies is somewhat similar, but I see the characters as different. I see some of the plot points as similar now. I missed the sub vs Vietnam thing.

But I disagree with this thing about they're both at peace with everyone around them. I see what you mean, but does that mean two movies about men who are angry with everyone are plagiarized?

Grasshopper in Kung Fu also wanders and is non-judgemental and at peace. But I see the movies as totally different.

I don't know. I'm going to have to think about this more.

The movies I always say that were plagiarized were

Little Big Man
Dances with Wolves
Last Samurai

I mean there should have been copyright infringement lawsuits there
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on February 16, 2010, 03:01:21 PM
Benjamin Button....thought it was an instant top 10 movie ever.

Was amazed by some of the extraordinarily pretentious things the critics wrote about it.

Borderline life changing


So I take it you enjoyed Forest Gump Benjamin Button?

I watched Twilight New Moon with my gf late last night. I don't know when Vampires became whiny little emotional girls that can't be killed by silver or stakes, but I am not a fan.

Also, I don't know what being a werewolf has to do with never wearing a shirt, but apparently it's a big deal. I've heard they're considering casting Mike "The Situation" for the next movie, but current legal restrictions prohibit him from coming within 100 yards of minors.
I actually don't really see the comparison between Forest and Ben. The only similarity is that they both have something unusual that makes like harder for them and the film is about their life. Does that mean every film about a person's life where the people don't have disabilities is plagiarized from each other?

Also Forest was unaware of much going on around him, whereas Ben was aware early on.

Further Forest kept ending up at important times and places randomly and enjoyed tremendous success not of his own doing really, and not so for Ben.

I just don't see the comparison at all.



They do have the same screenplay writer.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0744839/





Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: fairweatherfan on February 16, 2010, 03:12:11 PM
Benjamin Button....thought it was an instant top 10 movie ever.

Was amazed by some of the extraordinarily pretentious things the critics wrote about it.

Borderline life changing


So I take it you enjoyed Forest Gump Benjamin Button?

I watched Twilight New Moon with my gf late last night. I don't know when Vampires became whiny little emotional girls that can't be killed by silver or stakes, but I am not a fan.

Also, I don't know what being a werewolf has to do with never wearing a shirt, but apparently it's a big deal. I've heard they're considering casting Mike "The Situation" for the next movie, but current legal restrictions prohibit him from coming within 100 yards of minors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bXeQ7baYEE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bXeQ7baYEE)

Content:

Watchmen Extended Edition.  [dang] I wish they hadn't screwed up Ozymandias so bad.  Still like the movie and the longer cut put in some stuff I enjoyed, but it could've been so much better.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 16, 2010, 03:28:12 PM
Ok ok. I see what you're saying.

here are my answers.

I actually don't see either love story as central to those stories. I don't think it's extremely uncommon to love someone all your life or even to have the whole not there not now thing. I just feel like without the girls you still have a pretty good story in both cases. The girls are to me a common vehicle for moving stories.


I completely disagree here. Pretty much everything the characters do revolves around a woman they can never have. That's pretty central, right?

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There are other events I just see as coincidental. I think some of the things that happened are common to the situation or war or whatnot, like soldiers making each other promises. Or at least I'd like to think that.

I thought of the disability thing because I think it's central to how the world sees them and somewhat to how they see the world.

I give you that in a way the style of both movies is somewhat similar, but I see the characters as different. I see some of the plot points as similar now. I missed the sub vs Vietnam thing.

But I disagree with this thing about they're both at peace with everyone around them. I see what you mean, but does that mean two movies about men who are angry with everyone are plagiarized?

Well, I never said Forrest Gump was plagiarized either. The movies are significantly different.

They both just follow the same formula. In a technical sense I would never say Benjamin Button plagiarized Forrest Gump outright. In many ways they're completely different and special films. In a stylistic and very general sense, I'd say they're the same movie. They appeal to the same emotions, using the same triggers. Not simply movies about "people with disabilities", not simply movies about "forlorn love", not simply movies about a character who "drifts blithely and fortunately through important historical events and multiple time periods"...but two movies, about "people with disabilities that experience forlorn love and drift blithely and fortunately through important historical events and multiple time periods."

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Grasshopper in Kung Fu also wanders and is non-judgemental and at peace. But I see the movies as totally different.

I don't know. I'm going to have to think about this more.


Meh, I wouldn't say totally different. A different angle on a similar outlook on life. Not even the same genre, but not completely different.

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The movies I always say that were plagiarized were

Little Big Man
Dances with Wolves
Last Samurai

I mean there should have been copyright infringement lawsuits there

I've always heard that the last samurai was an uncredited remake, but I never heard of what.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 16, 2010, 04:02:24 PM
Carrie
Almost Famous
Reservation Road
Moon
The Manchurian Candidate
...I don't even know what I've mentioned on here any more. I watch too many movies. I'm about to watch A Beautiful Mind right now.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on February 16, 2010, 08:48:03 PM
Cars... again...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: twinbree on February 16, 2010, 08:53:54 PM
Beowulf
Wolverine
Princess and the Frog
Something about surrogates with Bruce Willis. Believe me I had no choice but it wasn't as terrible as I thought it'd be.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on February 17, 2010, 05:39:48 AM
Sexy Beast.  It was fantastic.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Rickretro on February 17, 2010, 07:50:31 AM
The wolfman.  Lame.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on February 19, 2010, 02:11:16 PM
Knute Rockne: All American

DARN good movie. One of the best sports movies I ever saw. I can't BELIEVE coach never showed it to us. What was he thinking?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 19, 2010, 02:35:36 PM
Sexy Beast.  It was fantastic.

enjoyed that one...loved Ben Kingsley's role

last movie I saw was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Very colorful and fun movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 19, 2010, 02:40:24 PM
Beowulf
Wolverine
Princess and the Frog
Something about surrogates with Bruce Willis. Believe me I had no choice but it wasn't as terrible as I thought it'd be.


A major scene of The Surrogates was filmed in Hopedale, MA. Two towns away from me.

And... Shutter Island was filmed a few towns away from me as well.

Anyways, last movies from me...

Desperado
A Beautiful Mind
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on February 22, 2010, 12:40:50 PM
Changeling. Better movie than I thought.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on February 22, 2010, 02:55:40 PM
The Wolfman - terrible, no story/plot at all, just lame CGI with the wolfman running around killing everything and everybody. I expected more from Benecio Del Toro, who is one of my favorite actors out there. I'd give it a 5 of 10.

Shutter Island - not what I expected at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I loved it. Very much like the Shining in many ways. A great haunting and eerie score with terrific atmosphere and oscar worthy acting from Leo as always. Very good overall movie, extremely well directed. Some of the camera shots in it were amazing. Probably an 8.5 of 10.

The Cooler - bought it cheap and it was pretty good. A nice little Vegas movie about a guy down on his luck and eventually getting lucky. Good cast and performances from William H. Macy and Alec Baldwin. I'd give a 7 of 10.

What Doesn't Kill You -again, got it cheap at Hollywood Video. Great crime-drama, very realistic. takes place in South Boston. Great acting all around, especially Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke. Not your typical gangster/mob flick. Its much more sensible and realistic. Just a great gritty, street crime-drama. A lot of emotion and relatable characters. Cool fact, the movie is about the actual life of the director, Brian Goodman. He is played by Ruffalo and was really interesting to see what he went through in Southie. I'd give it an 8 of 10.

I also bought: First Snow, The TV Set, and Rendition. Anyone seen any of these?

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 22, 2010, 03:01:25 PM
The Big Sleep

Dirty Harry 1 & 2

ZatoIchi 1&2

A Touch Of Evil

I recommend all of them. In that order.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RAcker on February 22, 2010, 03:14:56 PM
The Big Sleep

Dirty Harry 1 & 2

ZatoIchi 1&2

A Touch Of Evil

I recommend all of them. In that order.
After not seeing it in quite a while, I just saw the end of Touch of Evil the other night and it's still top notch.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on February 22, 2010, 03:17:27 PM
I don't think I've posted this yet in the thread...

I recently watched An Education. Great movie with great performances. I recommend it 100%.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 22, 2010, 03:20:08 PM
Awake: 3 out of 4. Some bad acting and I wish everything was darker to set tone ala Donnie Darko or Fight Club. Other than those two things the film was very eerie with an excellent plot. Amazing twists all the way through, although I did predict every single one.

Raging Bull: 4 out of 4. Best sports movie I've ever seen. Martin Scorsese is amazing. Robert De Niro is amazing. Joe Pesci is amazing. Great stuff all around. I can't believe I've never seen this. It wasn't anything like I expected it to be.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 22, 2010, 03:20:46 PM
I don't think I've posted this yet in the thread...

I recently watched An Education. Great movie with great performances. I recommend it 100%.

I can't wait to see that.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 22, 2010, 04:00:00 PM
The Wolfman - terrible, no story/plot at all, just lame CGI with the wolfman running around killing everything and everybody. I expected more from Benecio Del Toro, who is one of my favorite actors out there. I'd give it a 5 of 10.

Shutter Island - not what I expected at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I loved it. Very much like the Shining in many ways. A great haunting and eerie score with terrific atmosphere and oscar worthy acting from Leo as always. Very good overall movie, extremely well directed. Some of the camera shots in it were amazing. Probably an 8.5 of 10.

The Cooler - bought it cheap and it was pretty good. A nice little Vegas movie about a guy down on his luck and eventually getting lucky. Good cast and performances from William H. Macy and Alec Baldwin. I'd give a 7 of 10.

What Doesn't Kill You -again, got it cheap at Hollywood Video. Great crime-drama, very realistic. takes place in South Boston. Great acting all around, especially Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke. Not your typical gangster/mob flick. Its much more sensible and realistic. Just a great gritty, street crime-drama. A lot of emotion and relatable characters. Cool fact, the movie is about the actual life of the director, Brian Goodman. He is played by Ruffalo and was really interesting to see what he went through in Southie. I'd give it an 8 of 10.

I also bought: First Snow, The TV Set, and Rendition. Anyone seen any of these?



The Cooler had some excellent scenes.

Last movie I watched was the Pink Panther 2 (Steve Martin era)...It actually was pretty well done and funny (not up to the original's satndards, but good)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on February 22, 2010, 04:08:07 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 22, 2010, 04:12:49 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.

Netflix has an extensive collection of film noirs. I'm also on a kind of kick now too.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on February 22, 2010, 04:16:20 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.

Netflix has an extensive collection of film noirs. I'm also on a kind of kick now too.

I've been getting them from Netflix and the library.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on February 22, 2010, 04:19:11 PM
(http://crazyhood.com/Content/_PostDir/Images/drugwar_dvd.jpg)
My inner conspiracy theorist grows by the day, it's hard to dismiss things certain things when you don't believe in coincidence.


(http://media.monstersandcritics.com/articles/1319286/article_images/taxi.jpg)
Weird movie, I'm not really into watching a person/people slowly turn crazy so it wasn't for me.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 22, 2010, 04:19:46 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.

Netflix has an extensive collection of film noirs. I'm also on a kind of kick now too.

I've been getting them from Netflix and the library.

If you have Netflix, check out the watch instantly stuff. Its honestly the only reason I own netflix, because streaming it to my HDTV is so easy with my Xbox that I always have something to watch. I don't even really watch tv anymore cept for a few shows and Celtics games.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on February 22, 2010, 04:28:45 PM
Also...

(http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/roninonempty/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ong-bak2.jpg)

Great fight scenes with no effects (supposedly). Tony Jaa is basically Jackie chan 2010, possibly more, but less personality.

(http://www.nationallampoon.com/files/2009/06/don-king-only-in-america.jpg)

decent movie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RAcker on February 22, 2010, 04:33:06 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.

Netflix has an extensive collection of film noirs. I'm also on a kind of kick now too.

I've been getting them from Netflix and the library.
Check out some early Jean-luc Goddard.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on February 22, 2010, 04:37:42 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.

Netflix has an extensive collection of film noirs. I'm also on a kind of kick now too.

I've been getting them from Netflix and the library.

If you have Netflix, check out the watch instantly stuff. Its honestly the only reason I own netflix, because streaming it to my HDTV is so easy with my Xbox that I always have something to watch. I don't even really watch tv anymore cept for a few shows and Celtics games.

I don't have this Xbox you mentioned.  I don't watch much tv, myself, other than Boston sports and movies.  But between Netflix and the library, I usually have a new movie every other day, and that's good enough for me. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 22, 2010, 04:43:23 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.

Netflix has an extensive collection of film noirs. I'm also on a kind of kick now too.

I've been getting them from Netflix and the library.

If you have Netflix, check out the watch instantly stuff. Its honestly the only reason I own netflix, because streaming it to my HDTV is so easy with my Xbox that I always have something to watch. I don't even really watch tv anymore cept for a few shows and Celtics games.

I don't have this Xbox you mentioned.  I don't watch much tv, myself, other than Boston sports and movies.  But between Netflix and the library, I usually have a new movie every other day, and that's good enough for me. 

Ah.

Well you can watch stuff on either an XBox360 (a gaming system), or a Roku box (http://www.roku.com/) (a small device that goes about $79.99).

Both of them use your existing cable internet connection to connect directly to netflix.com and stream instantly whatever you have in your "watch instantly" queue.

Also you can watch them from any computer (besides Linux) by simply going to Netflix Watch Instantly (http://www.netflix.com/WiHome).

It's the best reason to own Netflix.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eddietours on February 22, 2010, 04:57:24 PM
The Battle of Algiers
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on February 22, 2010, 05:04:34 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.

Netflix has an extensive collection of film noirs. I'm also on a kind of kick now too.

I've been getting them from Netflix and the library.

If you have Netflix, check out the watch instantly stuff. Its honestly the only reason I own netflix, because streaming it to my HDTV is so easy with my Xbox that I always have something to watch. I don't even really watch tv anymore cept for a few shows and Celtics games.

I don't have this Xbox you mentioned.  I don't watch much tv, myself, other than Boston sports and movies.  But between Netflix and the library, I usually have a new movie every other day, and that's good enough for me. 

Ah.

Well you can watch stuff on either an XBox360 (a gaming system), or a Roku box (http://www.roku.com/) (a small device that goes about $79.99).

Both of them use your existing cable internet connection to connect directly to netflix.com and stream instantly whatever you have in your "watch instantly" queue.

Also you can watch them from any computer (besides Linux) by simply going to Netflix Watch Instantly (http://www.netflix.com/WiHome).

It's the best reason to own Netflix.

Are most new releases available via Xbox?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Meds on February 22, 2010, 05:38:32 PM
Year One with Jack Black and Michael Cera its on Showtime as an early release. Wow does it suck... Michael Cera's awkwardness is awesome though. It's a funny concept if you know your ancient civilizations and if Jack Black was not there to kill it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Scalablob990 on February 22, 2010, 05:38:39 PM
I've been watching the  movie "Blow" alot recently (with Johnny Depp and Ray Liotta) I barely watch TV except for the games, but each time I flip through the channels its usually on Starz. I like that movie alot since i've always been a fan of Latino movies.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on February 23, 2010, 04:15:39 AM
Solaris (the Russian one from the 70s)- I couldn't hack it.  Just too darn long (2hr 50min).  And I wouldn't have had a trouble with the length if something would've happened!  Something can only be subtle for so long.  After a while that subtlety turns to boredom.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Drucci on February 23, 2010, 06:13:18 AM
The last movie I watched in theaters is Brothers, with Natalie Portman, Jake Gylenhaal and Peter Parker Tobey Maguire.

I feared it would be a "classic" love story with three characters but it was really a great story and great drama, it makes you think about the family relationships, the soldiers who come back from war and are not the same, etc. Really a lot of interesting themes, and a lot of great scenes.

The actors are excellent, especially Natalie Portman (who is also beautiful :P), and Tobey Maguire surprised me, he plays much better than in Spider-Man.

The last movie I watched at home is Rain Man, I had never seen it but heard a lot of good reviews about it and they were right! It's definitely an excellent movie, great actors once again, beautiful story. It's quite sad, although it's treated on a comical tone for the most part, but it's really moving and Dustin Hoffman is just brilliant in this role.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Greenbean on February 23, 2010, 08:47:55 AM
Also...

(http://www.lovehkfilm.com/blog/roninonempty/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ong-bak2.jpg)

Great fight scenes with no effects (supposedly). Tony Jaa is basically Jackie chan 2010, possibly more, but less personality.

(http://www.nationallampoon.com/files/2009/06/don-king-only-in-america.jpg)

decent movie


Assuming you saw the first one right? I think its way better.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 25, 2010, 03:02:24 PM
I've been watching old film noirs lately.  Here's a couple of really good French ones by Jean-Pierre Melville:

Le Samouri  (1967)
Le Cercle Rouge  (1970)

The French became fascinated with American gangster movies and proceeded to add that existential flavor to them.

Netflix has an extensive collection of film noirs. I'm also on a kind of kick now too.

I've been getting them from Netflix and the library.

If you have Netflix, check out the watch instantly stuff. Its honestly the only reason I own netflix, because streaming it to my HDTV is so easy with my Xbox that I always have something to watch. I don't even really watch tv anymore cept for a few shows and Celtics games.

I don't have this Xbox you mentioned.  I don't watch much tv, myself, other than Boston sports and movies.  But between Netflix and the library, I usually have a new movie every other day, and that's good enough for me. 

Ah.

Well you can watch stuff on either an XBox360 (a gaming system), or a Roku box (http://www.roku.com/) (a small device that goes about $79.99).

Both of them use your existing cable internet connection to connect directly to netflix.com and stream instantly whatever you have in your "watch instantly" queue.

Also you can watch them from any computer (besides Linux) by simply going to Netflix Watch Instantly (http://www.netflix.com/WiHome).

It's the best reason to own Netflix.

Are most new releases available via Xbox?

No, those you have to order via the dvd service. You can also get most of them through xbox live
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on February 26, 2010, 09:18:47 PM
The Prize.

(http://www.impawards.com/1963/posters/prize.jpg)

Just saw it on TCM. A nice, and surprisingly little known, Newman movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on February 26, 2010, 09:21:48 PM
gamer..

un ness nudity..if it woulda stuck to the shoot em up bang bang all good..

luda poppin up on screen every 15 minutes made me hit eject..

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 26, 2010, 10:08:19 PM
Yet another kids movie for me

Meet Dave

was actually pretty entertaining and clever
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on February 28, 2010, 12:09:25 AM
(http://www.drugs-plaza.com/movies/pictures/trainspotting_ver1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: KCattheStripe on February 28, 2010, 12:15:03 AM
I saw Cop Out, 2 or 3 revisions away from being really good.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Rondo_is_better on February 28, 2010, 12:15:21 AM
Shutter Island -- sooo good.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 28, 2010, 12:23:15 AM
Let the Right One in...
Boogie Nights...
A Serious Man...
Awake... I don't know if I mentioned that in my last post. I haven't watched a lot lately.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on February 28, 2010, 06:35:38 AM
The Crazies.  It was solid.  Nothing spectacular. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on February 28, 2010, 09:14:22 AM
Let the Right One in...
Good film imo :] Enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on February 28, 2010, 09:28:19 AM
jackie chan's accidental spy
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 28, 2010, 09:35:50 AM
The Crazies.  It was solid.  Nothing spectacular. 

same, and same thoughts

I found myself being able to predict most everything.  You know how some movies show you an object or characters just slightly different, so if you're paying attention you can infer that they'll pop up somehow later (I guess this is foreshadowing, but it seems much more subtle in written form).  Anyhow, I felt their foreshadowing was lacking in subtlety...although, my wife wasn't picking up on it, and she's way more literate than I am, so maybe I just brought my A game last night.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: WeMadeIt17 on February 28, 2010, 09:39:41 AM
Rented Zombieland really clever funny movie really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on February 28, 2010, 11:22:25 AM
Rented Zombieland really clever funny movie really enjoyed it.
Same here. Liked it a lot.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 28, 2010, 11:53:32 AM
Let the Right One in...
Good film imo :] Enjoyed it.

Best "Vampire movie" I've ever seen.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 28, 2010, 11:55:49 AM
Let the Right One in...
Good film imo :] Enjoyed it.

Best "Vampire movie" I've ever seen.

twas good

I liked it when the bullies got their's
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Stu on February 28, 2010, 12:43:39 PM
Just saw Shutter Island yesterday.  It was awful.  My wife hated it too.  Worst movie I've seen in a while.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on February 28, 2010, 01:20:13 PM
Just saw Shutter Island yesterday.  It was awful.  My wife hated it too.  Worst movie I've seen in a while.

thats surprising bc it looks really good.  i will wait til its on dvd to see it
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Mad Hatter on February 28, 2010, 01:48:34 PM
Cop Out. very funny movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on February 28, 2010, 01:51:02 PM
The Road. I can highly recommend it. I can't remember the last time a movie had such an impact on me. I was still thinking about it the morning after. Check it out.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on February 28, 2010, 02:00:49 PM
Rented Zombieland really clever funny movie really enjoyed it.
Same here. Liked it a lot.
add me to the list.

certain jokes you have to know the time in place for... poor Bill.

Hilarious.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 28, 2010, 08:34:31 PM
The Big Lebowski
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: feckless on February 28, 2010, 09:12:20 PM
Anyone familiar with Welcome to Woop Woop? 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: twinbree on February 28, 2010, 09:20:28 PM
Eastern Promises and Tropic Thunder
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 01, 2010, 10:14:01 AM
Eastern Promises and Tropic Thunder

Man alive did I hate Eastern Promises.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Gainesville Celtic on March 01, 2010, 11:25:23 AM
The Hurt Locker and Hot Tub Time Machine (free preview)

can you have 2 more different movies? i suppose you can, but still...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Greenbean on March 01, 2010, 12:06:49 PM
The Road. I can highly recommend it. I can't remember the last time a movie had such an impact on me. I was still thinking about it the morning after. Check it out.

The book had the same effect on me. Cant wait to see the flick.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on March 01, 2010, 01:49:32 PM
Cars...again
 :-\
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 01, 2010, 01:50:22 PM
The Road. I can highly recommend it. I can't remember the last time a movie had such an impact on me. I was still thinking about it the morning after. Check it out.

The book had the same effect on me. Cant wait to see the flick.

I'm dreading the movie because the book was so moving.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Evantime34 on March 01, 2010, 01:53:10 PM
The Road. I can highly recommend it. I can't remember the last time a movie had such an impact on me. I was still thinking about it the morning after. Check it out.

The book had the same effect on me. Cant wait to see the flick.

I'm dreading the movie because the book was so moving.
I'm interested in hearing the opinion of someone who read the book beforehand.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 01, 2010, 01:55:41 PM
The Road. I can highly recommend it. I can't remember the last time a movie had such an impact on me. I was still thinking about it the morning after. Check it out.

The book had the same effect on me. Cant wait to see the flick.

I'm dreading the movie because the book was so moving.
I'm interested in hearing the opinion of someone who read the book beforehand.

I don't need to watch the movie to tell you that reading the book is a better move. The book is brief, but it is also vivid, disheartening, encouraging, and educating. I don't think there is any way the movie could measure up, especially after everything I've read about the changes they made to make it more 'cinematically adaptable'
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BigRedDog423 on March 01, 2010, 02:03:31 PM
Bronson

An extremely strange "A Clockwork Orange" wannabe. Very interesting and a true story. Great performance
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Evantime34 on March 01, 2010, 02:09:16 PM
The Road. I can highly recommend it. I can't remember the last time a movie had such an impact on me. I was still thinking about it the morning after. Check it out.

The book had the same effect on me. Cant wait to see the flick.

I'm dreading the movie because the book was so moving.
I'm interested in hearing the opinion of someone who read the book beforehand.

I don't need to watch the movie to tell you that reading the book is a better move. The book is brief, but it is also vivid, disheartening, encouraging, and educating. I don't think there is any way the movie could measure up, especially after everything I've read about the changes they made to make it more 'cinematically adaptable'
I've also read the book, and as a rule I always assume that the book is better. The question is the degree to which the movie is worse. If it's only a small difference I will pay to see it. If it is more than that I will wait to watch it on net flix.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on March 01, 2010, 02:58:01 PM
The Road. I can highly recommend it. I can't remember the last time a movie had such an impact on me. I was still thinking about it the morning after. Check it out.

The book had the same effect on me. Cant wait to see the flick.

I'm dreading the movie because the book was so moving.
I'm interested in hearing the opinion of someone who read the book beforehand.

I don't need to watch the movie to tell you that reading the book is a better move. The book is brief, but it is also vivid, disheartening, encouraging, and educating. I don't think there is any way the movie could measure up, especially after everything I've read about the changes they made to make it more 'cinematically adaptable'
I've also read the book, and as a rule I always assume that the book is better. The question is the degree to which the movie is worse. If it's only a small difference I will pay to see it. If it is more than that I will wait to watch it on net flix.


People I know that have read the book AND seen the movie, say they come very close. If you don't want the movie to last five hours, you have to leave stuff out.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Greenbean on March 01, 2010, 03:43:07 PM
The Road. I can highly recommend it. I can't remember the last time a movie had such an impact on me. I was still thinking about it the morning after. Check it out.

The book had the same effect on me. Cant wait to see the flick.

I'm dreading the movie because the book was so moving.

I know the movie will not even come close to portraying the relationship between father and son like the book did. There is not enough time in 2 hours or less to properly convene what McCarthy took his entire book to get accross. However there are many visual aspects of the setting and story that I am curious to see what a talented director can do. As always, read the book to get the most out of the story. It will be really fun though to compare what I had in my head to another person's interpretation of a completely run down post apocolyptic planet.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on March 01, 2010, 09:44:56 PM
Species.

Not the best movie in the world but I do love Natasha Henstridge  :)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on March 01, 2010, 10:33:29 PM
Cannibal Holocaust.

Absolutely brutal. I don't recommend it to anyone faint of heart. Seriously, it makes things like Saw and The Hills Have Eyes look like a Powepuff Girls movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 02, 2010, 12:10:16 AM
Smokin' Aces - Ridiculously good acting from Ryan Reynolds and Jeremy Piven. I did not expect it at all. The movie was visually stunning. The plot was cool when I finally understood it... but I wish I understood it the whole way through, or even half way through. There was just too much going on with too many characters. I gave it a 7 out of 10. It would have been a 6 but I feel that it may be a movie that gains value to me on multiple viewings as I will then understand what I'm watching. Maybe it will even be bumped up to an 8 because the acting and visuals were that good.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Greenbean on March 02, 2010, 09:47:13 AM
Species.

Not the best movie in the world but I do love Natasha Henstridge  :)

Species holds a close place to my and every other male's heart born between 1984-1988 I would expect. Lets just say there was a lot of rewinding and pausing VHS tapes going on when that movie was released.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: fairweatherfan on March 02, 2010, 09:57:07 AM
Species.

Not the best movie in the world but I do love Natasha Henstridge  :)

Species holds a close place to my and every other male's heart born between 1984-1988 I would expect. Lets just say there was a lot of rewinding and pausing VHS tapes going on when that movie was released.

I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that film changed my life.

Went and rewatched Dead Alive the other day - it's one of Peter Jackson's first films from back in New Zealand.  It's a ridiculously bloody, over-the-top zombie movie that doesn't take itself seriously at all.  While it's low-budget, there's some absolutely hilarious and unforgettable scenes in there, and the creature work is pretty amazing.  Highly recommended for B horror movie fans and people who like the color red. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on March 02, 2010, 10:19:30 AM
Shutter Island -- sooo good.

Seriously though.....So so good
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bdm860 on March 02, 2010, 10:49:21 AM
Shutter Island -- sooo good.

Seriously though.....So so good

Man I guess we weren't watching the same movie.  Way too predictable.  I'm sure you all have seen the trailers, hmmm really what do you think is going to happen SPOILER ALERT a guy is investigating an insane asylum, but wait he turns out to be insane all along.  Ya couldn't see that coming.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RAcker on March 02, 2010, 11:17:18 AM
Doctor Zhivago
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Greenbean on March 02, 2010, 11:20:07 AM
Shutter Island -- sooo good.

Seriously though.....So so good

Man I guess we weren't watching the same movie.  Way too predictable.  I'm sure you all have seen the trailers, hmmm really what do you think is going to happen SPOILER ALERT a guy is investigating an insane asylum, but wait he turns out to be insane all along.  Ya couldn't see that coming.

I guess the plot twist was predictable. That doesnt take away the good performances from Ruffalo, DiCaprio and Kingsley. Not to mention the visual and atmospheric effects that Scorcese produced. there were plenty of moments of suspense and intrigue.

It wasnt Scorcese's best, mostly because the source material was nothing too original, but it was still pretty entertaining to me.

Ironically enough this is one of Lehane's crappier books IMO.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: sk7326 on March 02, 2010, 04:12:45 PM
Shutter Island - it's good ... Scorsese can't help it ... yeah it's not a "go see it now!" level good.  But definitely a pass on the pass-fail scale.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on March 02, 2010, 04:41:25 PM
I thought Shutter Island was incredible... However, I am still not sure which way I take the movie... You should all go see Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges is phenominal.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on March 03, 2010, 05:33:28 AM
Cannibal Holocaust.

Absolutely brutal. I don't recommend it to anyone faint of heart. Seriously, it makes things like Saw and The Hills Have Eyes look like a Powepuff Girls movie.

Haha i saw it a while ago.  It was(and may still be) on google video for anyone to watch.  Yeah, it is rough.  Rape, torture, guts, animal mutilation, you name it.  Supposedly the director had to bring the actors to court with him in Italy to prove that they were alive and that CH wasn't a snuff film.

As a movie, Cannibal Holocaust is pretty terrible.  The dialogue is beyond awful, and the character's decision making makes them seem like they're from a different planet.  but, for all horror movie freaks, checking out CH is almost a rite of passage.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on March 03, 2010, 06:46:49 AM
Cannibal Holocaust.

Absolutely brutal. I don't recommend it to anyone faint of heart. Seriously, it makes things like Saw and The Hills Have Eyes look like a Powepuff Girls movie.

Haha i saw it a while ago.  It was(and may still be) on google video for anyone to watch.  Yeah, it is rough.  Rape, torture, guts, animal mutilation, you name it.  Supposedly the director had to bring the actors to court with him in Italy to prove that they were alive and that CH wasn't a snuff film.

As a movie, Cannibal Holocaust is pretty terrible.  The dialogue is beyond awful, and the character's decision making makes them seem like they're from a different planet.  but, for all horror movie freaks, checking out CH is almost a rite of passage.

Real animal killings, too.. No special effects there. Surprised the director didn't get some sort of punishment for that. If that was filmed today, PETA would have literally crucified that guy.

But yea, I agree.. The acting and everything is bad, good special effects for the time, though. Basically, if you make it through this movie then you should have no problem seeing any other horror movie ever made.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on March 03, 2010, 10:08:32 PM
I have seen 'The Road' like few here suggested and liked it alot. A powerful experience that makes you think. The end was very emotional.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on March 04, 2010, 05:22:59 AM
Real animal killings, too.. No special effects there. Surprised the director didn't get some sort of punishment for that. If that was filmed today, PETA would have literally crucified that guy.

But yea, I agree.. The acting and everything is bad, good special effects for the time, though. Basically, if you make it through this movie then you should have no problem seeing any other horror movie ever made.

Twas a different time back then.  And they were so gung ho about balls to the walls horror in Italy at that time, he probably won an award commending him for the animal scenes.

Also, I read somewhere that there excuse for the animal scenes were that most of them are scenes of actual natives killing the animals.  It was already going on, so they just filmed it.

Yeah, if you can handle Cannibal Holocaust, you can handle pretty much anything.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LarBrd33 on March 06, 2010, 11:03:35 PM
Alice in Wonderland...

It wasn't good.  It was like Hook if Hook had stunk. 

My youtube version was more entertaining:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l2POYziCn8

Skip it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mmbaby on March 06, 2010, 11:10:42 PM
Hurt Locker - very good, somewhat realistic if you're on a bomb team, I suppose. Not very realistic when it comes to Army combat soldiers. Also, troops never, but never, go anywhere without lots of infantry backup and lots of black hawks or some other form of support. I found that part very unrealistic.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LarBrd33 on March 06, 2010, 11:17:45 PM
Hurt Locker - very good, somewhat realistic if you're on a bomb team, I suppose. Not very realistic when it comes to Army combat soldiers. Also, troops never, but never, go anywhere without lots of infantry backup and lots of black hawks or some other form of support. I found that part very unrealistic.

Good movie.  Overrated movie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 06, 2010, 11:19:18 PM
Hurt Locker - very good, somewhat realistic if you're on a bomb team, I suppose. Not very realistic when it comes to Army combat soldiers. Also, troops never, but never, go anywhere without lots of infantry backup and lots of black hawks or some other form of support. I found that part very unrealistic.

Good movie.  Overrated movie

I loved it. Saw it last night.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: tenaciousT on March 07, 2010, 12:27:08 AM
I rented the Boy in the Striped Pajamas, not too long ago.

good movie, well done, and surprise ending.

I also got The Great Buck Howard with John Malkovic.

Also liked that for totally different reasons. Funny and poignant story about a has been mentalist who didn't realize his time has past. It was a direct correlation to the Amazing Kreskin...for those old enough to know who I am talking about.

It was written by his former assistant.

It also starred Colin Hanks, Tom Hanks son. Tom had a few cameos in it.

It was a Sundance Sun Festival indy film that had very little public distribution. It is a sleeper.

My wife didn't like it all, but she doesn't know who Kreskin was/is.

As you can guess, I like 'off beat' movies at times.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mmbaby on March 07, 2010, 01:47:46 AM
Seven Pounds starring Will Smith was a fantastic movie. Very, very intense. It's about a man who blames himself for his wife's death and thus sets out to punish himself by giving of himself to others till he has nothing left to give. Very sad, but amazingly touching. Made me fall in love with Will Smith.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mmbaby on March 07, 2010, 01:52:41 AM
Also, NETFLIX is how I watch all my movies. Love movies, don't watch TV much except for the news and celtic games.
It's so much cheaper than renting them from a movie store and dvds are sent to you through the mail. Once you mail them back, it takes only 2 days to get your next set of movies. You keep a list on their site of all the movies you want sent and in what order. They have the latest movies as soon as they come out on dvd. I was spending about $75/mo. at the movie store, what with all the late charges I always accumulated. Now I spend $15/mo and can watch all the movies I want.
We also love going to the theaters, especially to watch in IMAX.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 07, 2010, 02:03:52 AM
Also, NETFLIX is how I watch all my movies. Love movies, don't watch TV much except for the news and celtic games.
It's so much cheaper than renting them from a movie store and dvds are sent to you through the mail. Once you mail them back, it takes only 2 days to get your next set of movies. You keep a list on their site of all the movies you want sent and in what order. They have the latest movies as soon as they come out on dvd. I was spending about $75/mo. at the movie store, what with all the late charges I always accumulated. Now I spend $15/mo and can watch all the movies I want.
We also love going to the theaters, especially to watch in IMAX.

You know you can watch  crap ton of movies over your computer via NetFlix too right?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on March 07, 2010, 02:14:46 AM
Seven Pounds starring Will Smith was a fantastic movie. Very, very intense. It's about a man who blames himself for his wife's death and thus sets out to punish himself by giving of himself to others till he has nothing left to give. Very sad, but amazingly touching. Made me fall in love with Will Smith.

Awesome movie ... I've been a huge Will Smith fan since the days of Fresh Prince, but he has quickly become one of the most diverse and talented actors alive today. Loved him in fun films like Independence Day, Bad Boys 1 & 2, Men In Black 1 & 2, Wild Wild West, Hitch, I Am Legend, and Hancock, but my favorites are Seven Pounds, The Pursuit Of Happyness (correct mis-spelling), I, Robot, Ali, and one of my favorite action flicks: Enemy of the State, (with Gene Hackman). He now is a film and television producer, music producer, and is incredibly multi-talented, along with being one of the nicest family-oriented guys in Hollywood. I have always had a great respect for him, as he vowed early-on in his Rap career to not compromise his values, and make great Rap music without the foul language and violent themes that were so popular at the time ... yet still became a huge musical success. Awesome guy. I'm a big NetFlix guy as well. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LarBrd33 on March 07, 2010, 04:28:43 AM
Seven Pounds starring Will Smith was a fantastic movie. Very, very intense. It's about a man who blames himself for his wife's death and thus sets out to punish himself by giving of himself to others till he has nothing left to give. Very sad, but amazingly touching. Made me fall in love with Will Smith.

Awesome movie ... I've been a huge Will Smith fan since the days of Fresh Prince, but he has quickly become one of the most diverse and talented actors alive today. Loved him in fun films like Independence Day, Bad Boys 1 & 2, Men In Black 1 & 2, Wild Wild West, Hitch, I Am Legend, and Hancock, but my favorites are Seven Pounds, The Pursuit Of Happyness (correct mis-spelling), I, Robot, Ali, and one of my favorite action flicks: Enemy of the State, (with Gene Hackman). He now is a film and television producer, music producer, and is incredibly multi-talented, along with being one of the nicest family-oriented guys in Hollywood. I have always had a great respect for him, as he vowed early-on in his Rap career to not compromise his values, and make great Rap music without the foul language and violent themes that were so popular at the time ... yet still became a huge musical success. Awesome guy. I'm a big NetFlix guy as well. ;)
I thought Seven Pounds was dumb and extremely predictable.  And my only lasting memory of it was that I sat there and wondered if eyeball transplants were even possible... and if such a thing was possible, and you gave your eyeballs to a man who was blind since birth... wouldn't it take him several years to adjust to the world of sight?  Regardless of that, the movie wasn't good.  It was borderline horrible.  You could tell Will was giving it his Oscar best, but the material was just garbage.

I do like Will Smith, but I think you could make the case that he hasn't made a legitimately good movie since Men in Black.   I'd file Hancock, Hitch, Shark Tale, I Robot, Ali, Bad Boys 2, Men in Black 2, Wild Wild West and Bagger Vance under "Bad"...  Mildly entertaining, but bad.     I'd file Pursuit of Happyness under "mediocre".  And I'd say "I Am Legend" is either "bad" or "mediocre" depending on which ending you go with.  I saw it in the theater and the ending was unbelievably bad.  The movie builds to a logical conclusion and for some reason they completely ignore it for the ending.   I wasn't at all surprised that the DVD had an alternate ending that made more sense.  Either way... it was mediocre at best.

He just needs better material.  It's not his fault.  Actually... maybe it is.  Call it the "Curse of The Matrix".  he should have played Neo when he had a chance.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 07, 2010, 04:58:45 AM
Seven Pounds starring Will Smith was a fantastic movie. Very, very intense. It's about a man who blames himself for his wife's death and thus sets out to punish himself by giving of himself to others till he has nothing left to give. Very sad, but amazingly touching. Made me fall in love with Will Smith.

Awesome movie ... I've been a huge Will Smith fan since the days of Fresh Prince, but he has quickly become one of the most diverse and talented actors alive today. Loved him in fun films like Independence Day, Bad Boys 1 & 2, Men In Black 1 & 2, Wild Wild West, Hitch, I Am Legend, and Hancock, but my favorites are Seven Pounds, The Pursuit Of Happyness (correct mis-spelling), I, Robot, Ali, and one of my favorite action flicks: Enemy of the State, (with Gene Hackman). He now is a film and television producer, music producer, and is incredibly multi-talented, along with being one of the nicest family-oriented guys in Hollywood. I have always had a great respect for him, as he vowed early-on in his Rap career to not compromise his values, and make great Rap music without the foul language and violent themes that were so popular at the time ... yet still became a huge musical success. Awesome guy. I'm a big NetFlix guy as well. ;)
I thought Seven Pounds was dumb and extremely predictable.  And my only lasting memory of it was that I sat there and wondered if eyeball transplants were even possible... and if such a thing was possible, and you gave your eyeballs to a man who was blind since birth... wouldn't it take him several years to adjust to the world of sight?  Regardless of that, the movie wasn't good.  It was borderline horrible.  You could tell Will was giving it his Oscar best, but the material was just garbage.

I do like Will Smith, but I think you could make the case that he hasn't made a legitimately good movie since Men in Black.   I'd file Hancock, Hitch, Shark Tale, I Robot, Ali, Bad Boys 2, Men in Black 2, Wild Wild West and Bagger Vance under "Bad"...  Mildly entertaining, but bad.     I'd file Pursuit of Happyness under "mediocre".  And I'd say "I Am Legend" is either "bad" or "mediocre" depending on which ending you go with.  I saw it in the theater and the ending was unbelievably bad.  The movie builds to a logical conclusion and for some reason they completely ignore it for the ending.   I wasn't at all surprised that the DVD had an alternate ending that made more sense.  Either way... it was mediocre at best.

He just needs better material.  It's not his fault. 

Yeah, Will Smith makes some bad movies.

Good:
MIB
Ali
I am Legend (disagree there Lar.)

Watchable one time when you have only expectations of mild entertainment:
Hitch
Shark Tale (whatever)
Bad Boys
Hancock
I Robot

Bad:
Baggar Vance
Seven Pounds
WWW
Bad Boys 2
MIB2

I agree, Will Smith is better than this.

The thing is he gets roped in by big budget pictures and their horrible sequels.

Call me crazy too, but i feel like if will smith isn't making a movie he doesn't feel appreciated.

He can act, I don't doubt it. He just picks bad movies.

Even Denzel made 'out of time'
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LarBrd33 on March 07, 2010, 05:25:24 AM
Yeah IndeedProceed... I'd bump "I Am Legend" up to "mediocre" if they didn't completely botch the ending.  *spoiler* The entire movie they kept dropping hints that the "king zombie" wasn't just out to kill Will Smith, but was instead trying to get back the female zombie that Will kidnapped.  Everything seemed to be leading to a climactic point where Will realizes the King zombie still had the capacity to love... and was just trying to get his woman back (hence the odd behavior with him going into daylight, etc) ...    instead the ending of that movie was complete garbage.  Will sees a butterfly, takes a blood sample and blows himself up.   Possibly the weakest movie ending I have seen (until I saw the crapfest that was "The Book of Eli"... speaking of Denzel).     The second I saw in the commercials that "I am Legend" had an alternate ending, I knew what it was going to be.   It was just as expected.   It made sense.  Unfortunately the ending they used in the theatrical release destroyed the movie for me.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 07, 2010, 05:28:58 AM
since I'm never going to watch the DVD, what was the different ending?

Honestly, where the dog died. Old Yeller moment. I didn't cry, but it stuck with me, seriously.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LarBrd33 on March 07, 2010, 05:36:02 AM
since I'm never going to watch the DVD, what was the different ending?

Honestly, where the dog died. Old Yeller moment. I didn't cry, but it stuck with me, seriously.
After posting that I checked wiki ... turns out I'm not alone in my feelings about "I am legend".  A lot of critics thought the 3rd act was a massive failure and most agreed the alternate ending was superior. 

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The tone of the film's ending was altered before the film's release, especially the stand-off between Neville and the infected in his laboratory. Visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs recounts the original ending starting with the stand-off: "At that point, Neville's - and the audience's - assumptions about the nature of these creatures are shown to be incorrect. We see that they have actually retained some of their humanity. There is a very important moment between the alpha male and Neville. The alpha male slapped his hand on the glass and smeared it revealing a butterfly shaped imprint." Neville realizes that the alpha male is identifying the infected woman he was experimenting on by a butterfly tattoo, and that the alpha male wants her back. Demonstrating that he will cease fighting and return her, Neville is allowed to approach them, with the alpha male ordering the infected not to touch him. Neville brings the alpha female back to consciousness, still infected due to him having removed the cure, and the alpha male embraces her; Travis Schaub stated, "Then, when Neville finally turns the alpha female over to the alpha male, there is this little love moment between the two of them." Neville and the alpha male then exchange stares; Neville apologizes to them, which the alpha male acknowledges before the infected leave. He then looks at the photos of the infected he has experimented on and killed, and he realizes that he is the monster of their legends: the infected think of him as someone who hunts down and kills their people. The original final shot follows Neville, Anna, and Ethan as they cross the remnants of the George Washington Bridge in the hope of finding other survivors, accompanied by a recording from Anna telling possible survivors that there is hope, and Neville knows the compounds of the cure, meaning he can recreate it and help humanity survive and rebuild, thus establishing his legend.[5]

I think you can find it on youtube. 

Here was IGN's take on the mess of the original ending: 

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The old filmmaker's adage has always been that if you can impress an audience at the very end, much can be forgiven. The opposite, one imagines, is also true – that a fine enough film can be tainted almost entirely by the failings of a tragic third act. Theatrically, I Am Legend was an unfortunate example of the latter – a well-crafted, powerfully-performed film which, while seldom exceptional, had the makings of goodness, if not greatness. Until, of course, the final five minutes, which traded senseless simplicity for emotional complexity and soured into the congealed mess of palatable Hollywood mediocrity. It was a conclusion which, in many ways, proved to some audiences just how incredibly stupid the studios believed them to be and to others just how stupid they actually are.

So it is on the money-making medium of DVD – ever-increasingly the dumping ground for cinematic greatness – where we find an alternate ending that treats its audience with a reasonable degree of respect. The "alternate theatrical version" offers less a revision of the film itself – in truth, it plays almost entirely the same until the finale – and more a conclusion which washes away much of the patina splashed across the first two acts by the original ending. It's a simple adjustment – seven minutes of new footage that sweetens an otherwise sour taste – but the degree to which it makes the film feel inexorably more cohesive is impressive. If not to include a flashy finale explosion, one wonders why anyone would have thought to change it at all. This new ending easily elevates the film in quality and calls for a definite revisit on DVD.

It's strange how boneheaded some of these people are that run these studios.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 07, 2010, 05:52:11 AM
Thanks Lar, and I looked it up...here is the alternate ending

http://www.traileraddict.com/clip/i-am-legend/alternate-ending

It's cool that Neville survived in that one....it's definitely more positive. I'm gonna need to rewatch the whole film though.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: celticinorlando on March 07, 2010, 08:41:36 AM
500 Days of Summer...not too bad...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on March 07, 2010, 09:04:46 AM
I watched Kung Fu Panda with my daughters last night.  I've seen it several times now, but it's one of favorite kid genre movies (and I've seen a bunch over the last few years  ;) )

And the Panda's name is Po, so how can you go wrong?

The wise old kung fu guru master turtle dude with some good words of wisdom:

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
But today is a gift
And that's why they call it "the present"
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on March 07, 2010, 09:51:06 AM
I watched 2012 last night.  I thought it was terrible movie making; the story bounced around between way too many characters, meaning the audience wasn't emotionally invested in any of them.  It was also too long, and despite pretty good effects, they were so over the top that they were laughable.

In the end, I'd rate it a C-/D+.  I generally like disaster movies -- I loved Armageddon, and I thought that movies like Twister, Dante's Peak, Deep Impact, and even The Core were all entertaining -- but this was a big let down.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on March 07, 2010, 09:56:53 AM
I watched 2012 last night.  I thought it was terrible movie making; the story bounced around between way too many characters, meaning the audience wasn't emotionally invested in any of them.  It was also too long, and despite pretty good effects, they were so over the top that they were laughable.

In the end, I'd rate it a C-/D+.  I generally like disaster movies -- I loved Armageddon, and I thought that movies like Twister, Dante's Peak, Deep Impact, and even The Core were all entertaining -- but this was a big let down.

Yeh, that was pretty much my impression of what this movie would be.  Even the trailer is just a little too much - an airplane outracing the oncoming earthquake tidal wave thing??

I really don't like it when they bounce around to different characters like that in a disaster movie, but I guess that's the cookie cutter formula.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: slam on March 08, 2010, 04:38:34 PM
Recently viewed & votes based on my entertainment value only:

The Box 7/10
The Da Vinci Code 7/10
Vanilla Sky 7/10
A Perfect Getaway 6/10
Sherlock Holmes 5/10
Jennifer’s Body 4/10
Celestine Prophecy 3/10
Crazy Heart 3/10
All About Steve 1/10
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Drucci on March 08, 2010, 05:37:41 PM
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I had seen it a couple of times already but my last watching was a long time ago.

This is really a masterpiece. I'm always caught in this movie and amazed by its atmosphere, story, themes, every time I watch it, almost like the first time I discovered it.

It really is great : great actors (Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea most notably), great story, great atmosphere (the visuals are particular but really impressive to me, it gives the movie some really original ambiance), and great scenes (a lot of them are memorable).

The movie makes you wonder and think about a lot of important themes, and it really is a beautiful story. The fact that the hero never shows his face and that we always see him with a mask is a big achievement in terms of story-telling too. Also, it's really a character that you love and hate at the same time.

I can only advise you to watch it if you've never seen it!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: angryguy77 on March 08, 2010, 05:58:51 PM
The Box
I don't think I've ever watched a movie that tried so hard not to explain things about the charcters and plot.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on March 08, 2010, 11:00:04 PM
This will be arriving at my doorstep tomorrow.  Looking forward to some quality Nazi Zombie action!

(http://images.blockbuster.com/is/bb/title/431897.jpeg)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on March 09, 2010, 01:18:49 AM
fish king
hangovered after a metallica concert and still
worth to watch
good one really
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on March 09, 2010, 01:57:41 AM
fish king
hangovered after a metallica concert and still
worth to watch
good one really

Awesome flick, Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams ... never got the respect it deserved, but it's now a cult classic. I'm watching "Live Free Or Die Hard" right now ... one of Justin Long's best movies, I think ... and I love most anything with Bruce Willis.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on March 09, 2010, 02:05:59 AM
fish king
hangovered after a metallica concert and still
worth to watch
good one really

Awesome flick, Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams ... never got the respect it deserved, but it's now a cult classic. I'm watching "Live Free Or Die Hard" right now ... one of Jason Long's best movies, I think ... and I love most anything with Bruce Willis.

yup

I want to elaborate more
but i have to catch on naruto shippuden yugioh5d and fullmetal
i know i am a kid..lol
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on March 09, 2010, 02:08:54 AM
fish king
hangovered after a metallica concert and still
worth to watch
good one really

Awesome flick, Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams ... never got the respect it deserved, but it's now a cult classic. I'm watching "Live Free Or Die Hard" right now ... one of Jason Long's best movies, I think ... and I love most anything with Bruce Willis.

yup

I want to elaborate more
but i have to catch on naruto shippuden yugioh5d and fullmetal
i know i am a kid..lol

I'm a kid, too, Edgar ... the day we "grow up" is the day we stop enjoying life, lol! Gotta stay young at heart. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on March 09, 2010, 02:18:55 AM
fish king
hangovered after a metallica concert and still
worth to watch
good one really

Awesome flick, Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams ... never got the respect it deserved, but it's now a cult classic. I'm watching "Live Free Or Die Hard" right now ... one of Jason Long's best movies, I think ... and I love most anything with Bruce Willis.

yup

I want to elaborate more
but i have to catch on naruto shippuden yugioh5d and fullmetal
i know i am a kid..lol

(http://www.comunidadnaruto.com/contenido/tecnicas-ninja/sg.gif)

do gifts work here
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on March 09, 2010, 08:44:48 AM
I went to a Movie Gallery nearby going out of business, so everything was like $4, and here's what I came out with yesterday:

Adaptation.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Stranger Than Fiction
L.A. Confidential
Heat
Confidence

Haven't seen Adaption, L.A. Confidential, Heat, or Confidence...anyone care to comment?

Gonna be going back today, they just got 8,000 more movies from nearby stores...gonna hurt the cash flow of a college student :(
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on March 09, 2010, 08:54:06 AM
I went to a Movie Gallery nearby going out of business, so everything was like $4, and here's what I came out with yesterday:

Adaptation.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Stranger Than Fiction
L.A. Confidential
Heat
Confidence

Haven't seen Adaption, L.A. Confidential, Heat, or Confidence...anyone care to comment?

Gonna be going back today, they just got 8,000 more movies from nearby stores...gonna hurt the cash flow of a college student :(

I liked Heat. I haven't see the other ones you mentioned.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 09, 2010, 09:21:58 AM
I went to a Movie Gallery nearby going out of business, so everything was like $4, and here's what I came out with yesterday:

Adaptation.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Stranger Than Fiction
L.A. Confidential
Heat
Confidence

Haven't seen Adaption, L.A. Confidential, Heat, or Confidence...anyone care to comment?

Gonna be going back today, they just got 8,000 more movies from nearby stores...gonna hurt the cash flow of a college student :(

I love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Stranger Than Fiction... haven't seen the other ones.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 09, 2010, 09:32:30 AM
Choke (2 out of 4 stars) - I love Sam Rockwell... he was awesome in "Moon" and "The Green Mile", he was good in "The Assassination of Jesse James" and "Choke". With that being said. Choke wasn't a very good movie. The concept was awesome, kind of like a "Basketball Diaries", or "Requiem For a Dream" type of movie except rather than drug use the story focuses on sex addicts. I think it would have worked better as a drama than a comedy. It reminded me of "The Invention of Lying" (Leading role played by somebody I really like - Sam Rockwell, Ricky Gervais... Cool concept - Sexual addiction, the invention of lying... Done terribly.)

Alpha Dog (2.5 stars) - Cool concept, I went in with low expectations... it was better than I thought it would be.

...I can't wait to watch Precious, Up in the Air, and the Boondock Saints sequel... it's gonna be a good night.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on March 09, 2010, 06:03:50 PM
No Country For Old Men

This movie has probably been mentioned on here previously, but I just saw it for the first time last night.  It was poorly rated on netflix, and that's what I usually go by when renting movies.

But I've see just about all of the Coen brothers movies, and enjoyed them all.  They own quirky! 

This one was closest to their first movie, Blood Simple, except this one had a lot more blood.  I usually avoid bloody movies, but this one was gripping from the start.  The story and the editing kept it moving, and to me, these are two things required for a great movie.
I even found myself not hating the psycho-killer.  He had his own set of principles, but he did stick to them.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: cdif911 on March 09, 2010, 06:08:58 PM
the Graduate... it was my first time, how sad is that?  loved it though
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on March 09, 2010, 06:49:22 PM
the Graduate... it was my first time, how sad is that?  loved it though

I saw it when it first came out, way back when.  Went out the next day and bought the Simon and Garfunkle album: Sounds of Silence.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 09, 2010, 06:59:47 PM
No Country For Old Men

This movie has probably been mentioned on here previously, but I just saw it for the first time last night.  It was poorly rated on netflix, and that's what I usually go by when renting movies.

But I've see just about all of the Coen brothers movies, and enjoyed them all.  They own quirky! 

This one was closest to their first movie, Blood Simple, except this one had a lot more blood.  I usually avoid bloody movies, but this one was gripping from the start.  The story and the editing kept it moving, and to me, these are two things required for a great movie.
I even found myself not hating the psycho-killer.  He had his own set of principles, but he did stick to them.

I just re-watched it. I love that movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 09, 2010, 07:21:04 PM
Just saw Inglorious Basterds.  Really liked it.  Tarrentino always throws in a few gratuitous overly bloody/violent scenes which I am usually OK with.  I could have done without some of it in this one -- mostly because the story was strong enough to stand on its own.  Kill Bill needed the violence, this one not so much.  But, it was very good.

Hats off to the Fisher King mentioned earlier -- very good, but rather unheralded movie.  Great performances, compelling story.

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on March 09, 2010, 07:23:31 PM
The Lovely Bones. Thought it wasn't that good and was pointless.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on March 10, 2010, 04:53:40 AM


Haven't seen Adaption, L.A. Confidential, Heat, or Confidence...anyone care to comment?

Heat and L.A. Confidential are two of the best movies of the 90s.  Both are just fantastic.  Adaptation is very good.  Confidence is nothing special, but it's entertaining enough.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on March 10, 2010, 05:04:34 AM
fish king
hangovered after a metallica concert and still
worth to watch
good one really

Awesome flick, Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams ... never got the respect it deserved, but it's now a cult classic. I'm watching "Live Free Or Die Hard" right now ... one of Jason Long's best movies, I think ... and I love most anything with Bruce Willis.

yup

I want to elaborate more
but i have to catch on naruto shippuden yugioh5d and fullmetal
i know i am a kid..lol

(http://www.comunidadnaruto.com/contenido/tecnicas-ninja/sg.gif)

do gifts work here

Thank you, Sir Edgar! (Too bad the avatar doesn't animate). ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 11, 2010, 08:45:57 AM
(500) Days of Summer - 4 out of 4 stars - Was this a "chick flick"? I know the topic was brought up on here in the past and I realized I like a lot more chick flicks than I thought. If (500) Days of Summer is a chick flick, it might be my favorite chick flick of all time. The film had so much style. There was a scene where a bunch of people randomly break out dancing in the street that reminded me of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is thinking back about his relationship with a girl named Summer after his little sister tells him to start at the beginning. Of course if anybody has ever thought about an ex girlfriend... you think about the good times, in no particular order. So on that foundation... Levitt remembers the good things about Summer out of order. Of course, since a lot of the film come's from the mind of Levitt, there are some elements that are not real, just fantasy, for example: the dancing in the street. This movie is worth the watch and more.

Precious - 4 stars - I don't know what to say about Precious. It was ridiculously difficult to watch... in a good way. The acting from everybody in this movie was as good as it could be. I haven't seen The Blind Side yet but I find it hard to believe that Sandra Bullock's performance was better than Gabby Sidibe's. I'm sure everybody knows the background of Precious so I'll skip that. See this movie.

The Boondock Saints II: All Saint's Day - 2.5 stars - On a scale of 1 to 10, I gave the first Boondock Saints an 8 and I give this one a 6. The beginning of this movie was painful to watch. It was very slow and filled with the same type corny jokes that were used in the first one. The only problem was, this first one used those jokes with subtlety, usually coming from Willem Dafoe. It was believable if one character had an unusually corny sense of humor. In the second one, everybody had Dafoe's sense of humor. Everybody became a comedian in the 10 year hiatus. The jokes were funny in the first one, annoying in the second. The action didn't really get good until about half way in. The end of the movie was very good though. It picked up where the first one left off. There was a very cool twist at the end and the final scene left the promise of a 3rd movie. If the third one picks up where the second one left off, we will be in for a terrific opening scene in The Boondock Saints III.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 11, 2010, 08:48:45 AM
Best movies I've seen this year:

1. Inglourious Basterds
2. The Hurt Locker
3. Moon
4. Precious
5. (500) Days of Summer

...for now.

I still have to see Invictus, Avatar, Brothers, The Road, Broken Embraces, Up In The Air, An Education, A Single Man, The Blind Side... I don't know what else.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on March 12, 2010, 12:21:14 PM
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i96/DJ_Damo/AmericanBlackout1.jpg)

Into to the movie which is pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unntwxaF_LQ&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unntwxaF_LQ&feature=related)

A great documentary definitely worth watching.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 12, 2010, 04:52:45 PM
The Box - 2 - Not very good. Concept is good until it turns into this crazy alien science fiction movie... Advertised to be something it isn't, kind of like "Knowing". Except I liked Knowing better, where it lacked in a good story line it made up for in action. The Box had a ridiculous story line with minimal action to boot. Frank Langella ripped off Jigsaw from the Saw series. Everything about him reminded me of Jigsaw. It could have been much better if it stayed clear of the scifi elements... but it was directed by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) so I should have assumed.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: stoyko on March 12, 2010, 05:10:48 PM
When the Levees Broke, directed by Spike Lee.

Great documentary about New Orleans before, after, and during Katrina. Heart breaking but worth seeing.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 12, 2010, 11:19:20 PM
Up in the Air - 3.5 out of 4 - Reitman made his best movie so far. Thank You For Smoking was enjoyable. I couldn't stand Juno, but Up in the Air was great. I can't figure out why I took off a half a point. I can't really think about anything I didn't like. It just didn't overwhelm me after watching (500) Days of Summer and Precious. Glad I got it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on March 13, 2010, 01:08:08 AM
Up in the Air - 3.5 out of 4 - Reitman made his best movie so far. Thank You For Smoking was enjoyable. I couldn't stand Juno, but Up in the Air was great. I can't figure out why I took off a half a point. I can't really think about anything I didn't like. It just didn't overwhelm me after watching (500) Days of Summer and Precious. Glad I got it.

Matt, while you're one of my favorite bloggers and we agree on almost everything, I just saw "Up In The Air" and I would only give it a 2.5. I have to say, though, that it's because of pure bias on my part ... I can't stand Clooney. He fits in the same category as Richard Gere for me, which is: Pretty Boy, No talent ... or I should say, SOME talent, but way too "camera aware" ... you can tell that they always know exactly where the camera is and are playing to IT, rather than playing to the other character(s) in the shot. It just screams of vanity to me, and while I honestly don't know that they are indeed vain, just the impression they give me is enough to make it distasteful. (If you saw the awards the other night during breaks in the games, George's facial expression while they introduced him said it all .... no humbleness, no acknowledgement of anything other than "Oh, I'm just soooooooooo wunnerful, and everyone thinks I'm dreamy!" (Gag!)

Now, as I stated, I don't know that he's that kind of person or not, but the feeling I get when I watch him in ANY movie, is not that he's living the part or becoming the person he's playing, but ONLY that he's playing to the camera, and that he is constantly thinking "Is this my good side? Am I going to look good in this shot? Is she blocking me too much? Does the director know that this isn't my best color?" (Please forgive me, George, and all those who adore him ... I admit completely that it's a totally unfounded distatse and revulsion ... but I can't HELP it ... it's THERE, and I can't ignore it). Everyone has their own versions of someone that just rubs them the wrong way or repulses them irrationally, and George Clooney is one of those for me. There are a few other actors and actresses that do the same thing to me, and I just can't get beyond them to enjoy the movie they're in for what it is .... unfortunately, (Richard Gere, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, etc.).

Now, it's not just some irrational "pretty boy" hatred thing, because there are actors who fall into that category who I feel are amazing actors as well, (Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, etc.) ... these guys have gone a long way on their looks as well, but are also just incredibly talented, no matter how you slice it, and they don't have that same constant "always play to the camera" awareness that totally invalidates those who are guilty of it. (I hope I'm explaining this well, cuz it's really a difficult thing for me to describe in an understandable fashion). Anyway ... I think "Up In The Air" would have been a home-run for me if someone else was playing Clooney's part, (always loved his aunt, Rosemary, though ... velvet-voiced). I also just saw "Up" and that was absolutely one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen in a long time, despite it being digital animation ... can't wait to see it again, and that's always a good indication to me.

I used to go to movies with an analytical mind-set, and pick them apart for each element involved, but I found that I ended up not getting much enjoyment from them that way ... too much analysis can really take the "joy" out of "enjoyment". So now I go to movies with no pre-sets or expectations, and instead of analyzing, I just take it IN ... just let it play out and really ENJOY it, or NOT. Then if it's something I feel is worth watching again, the next time I watch it I'll be a little more analytical, on purpose, but still not to the point of taking the fun out of it. I believe movies are made for enjoyment first of all, and I've reached a point in my life where I really don't want to be manipulated by a movie politically or socially, I just want to be ENTERTAINED. (Make sense?) So with that in mind I've rated the following by that criteria ... whether or not I was entertained and/or affected or moved in a meaningful way.



"Up In The Air"            2.5 Stars (Due to GC)

"Up"                              4.0 Stars

"Avatar"                        4.0 Stars (I'm a sci-fi freak)

"The Blind Side"        3.5 Stars

"The Hurt Locker"      3.5 Stars



Now, while "Avatar" was certainly not a "deep" or artsy-type movie, and while it was a bit predictable and trite as far as the plot and story-line goes, I am a sci-fi freak and this movie took the process of science fiction movie-making and special effects to a whole new level, and I was absolutely entranced and blown away by it. Again, it has a lot to do with where I am in my life now and the "entertainment" factor ... it wouldn't be too difficult to take almost any movie and analyze the enjoyment right out of it, but by the criteria of pure entertainment, Avatar was amazing, and like nothing else I've ever seen. Can't wait for MORE! ;)

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on March 13, 2010, 05:05:16 AM
Matt, while you're one of my favorite bloggers and we agree on almost everything, I just saw "Up In The Air" and I would only give it a 2.5. I have to say, though, that it's because of pure bias on my part ... I can't stand Clooney. He fits in the same category as Richard Gere for me, which is: Pretty Boy, No talent ... or I should say, SOME talent, but way too "camera aware" ... you can tell that they always know exactly where the camera is and are playing to IT, rather than playing to the other character(s) in the shot. It just screams of vanity to me, and while I honestly don't know that they are indeed vain, just the impression they give me is enough to make it distasteful. (If you saw the awards the other night during breaks in the games, George's facial expression while they introduced him said it all .... no humbleness, no acknowledgement of anything other than "Oh, I'm just soooooooooo wunnerful, and everyone thinks I'm dreamy!" (Gag!)

I am the opposite on Clooney.  Dude seems like a cool guy.  Every interview I've ever seen he seems to realized he really lucked out.  And he'd be high on the list of my favorite actors going right now.  Not so much for his acting (which is servicable), but for the roles he chooses.  Dude could just sit back and make blah romantic comedies and paint-by-numbers action movies, but he does a lot of daring, low budget stuff, and in the process, had a hand in a lot of the best movies of the 00s.  Good Night and Good Luck, Michael Clayton, Syriana, Oh Brother Where Art Though?, etc.  The roles an actor chooses means a lot more to me than their actual acting ability. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 13, 2010, 07:57:07 AM
I have no opinion whatsoever on Clooney. I don't love him or hate him. The only movies I can say I really like with Clooney are Up in the Air, Burn After Reading, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and The Perfect Storm. So for that reason I have no problem with you, Bahku, saying you don't like him. I understand exactly what you are saying. I do think he has lost his humbleness, but I still think he's a good actor. I do think the looks he was giving the camera were basically jokes during the Academy Awards though. After Bridges won Best Actor over him he pretended that he was mad about it for a second... he obviously didn't mean this because on the red carpet he said that even he voted for Bridges, so that has to be taken into account.

As far as you being a "sci-fi freak", if you haven't seen "Moon" yet... you need to see it. Sam Rockwell has an amazing performance. The film is directed by David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones. I found it to be far superior to District 9 in every way. Anywhere "District 9" got a nomination I think it should have been Moon. It did win a lot of British awards, including a BAFTA for Outstanding Directorial Debut. I feel that it was snubbed in every category this year, partly because nobody saw it. I feel the same way about this movie that I did about "In Bruges" last year.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on March 13, 2010, 08:05:22 AM
I've somehow managed not to see In Bruges yet.  I've heard nothing but good things about it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 13, 2010, 08:12:28 AM
I've somehow managed not to see In Bruges yet.  I've heard nothing but good things about it.

Put Collin Farrel in a role where he doesn't have to hide his accent and give him an awesome supporting cast in a good dark comedy and you've got a good film. They brought a very dull looking city to life in that movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on March 13, 2010, 08:14:23 AM
I have no opinion whatsoever on Clooney. I don't love him or hate him. The only movies I can say I really like with Clooney are Up in the Air, Burn After Reading, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and The Perfect Storm. So for that reason I have no problem with you, Bahku, saying you don't like him. I understand exactly what you are saying. I do think he has lost his humbleness, but I still think he's a good actor. I do think the looks he was giving the camera were basically jokes during the Academy Awards though. After Bridges won Best Actor over him he pretended that he was mad about it for a second... he obviously didn't mean this because on the red carpet he said that even he voted for Bridges, so that has to be taken into account.

As far as you being a "sci-fi freak", if you haven't seen "Moon" yet... you need to see it. Sam Rockwell has an amazing performance. The film is directed by David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones. I found it to be far superior to District 9 in every way. Anywhere "District 9" got a nomination I think it should have been Moon. It did win a lot of British awards, including a BAFTA for Outstanding Directorial Debut. I feel that it was snubbed in every category this year, partly because nobody saw it. I feel the same way about this movie that I did about "In Bruges" last year.

I honestly don't know why he bugs me so ... just one of those things, I guess. I have to admit, I loved The Perfect Storm, and he was the right guy for that part ... I'd forgotten about it for some reason, but he did a great job in that one. I really, REALLY want to see "Moon" ... everyone I know who's seen it says it's awesome and that it didn't get the positive publicity that it should have. I'm ordering it right now ... otherwise I'll forget again. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on March 13, 2010, 08:47:20 AM
Extract.
Courtesy of Netflix.
Last movie in a movie theater was Away We Go with John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.  A ton of movies that I want to see in the theater have come and gone since then, but I just can't bring myself to pay $12  in the theater.  Even for something like Avatar.  That said, I may just go see Up In The Air in the theater today.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on March 13, 2010, 09:43:39 AM
Yesterday saw 'Marley And Me' (much better than I thought it would be) and 'Glory'.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on March 13, 2010, 09:53:57 AM
Yesterday saw 'Marley And Me' (much better than I thought it would be) and 'Glory'.

Marley and Me was a major tear jerker!  Bet it definitely was better than I thought.  I had a very similar timeline and relationship with my wife and old dog Buddy.  Watching him deteriorate was really painful.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on March 13, 2010, 10:05:52 AM
Up in the Air - 3.5 out of 4 - Reitman made his best movie so far. Thank You For Smoking was enjoyable. I couldn't stand Juno, but Up in the Air was great. I can't figure out why I took off a half a point. I can't really think about anything I didn't like. It just didn't overwhelm me after watching (500) Days of Summer and Precious. Glad I got it.

Matt, while you're one of my favorite bloggers and we agree on almost everything, I just saw "Up In The Air" and I would only give it a 2.5. I have to say, though, that it's because of pure bias on my part ... I can't stand Clooney. He fits in the same category as Richard Gere for me, which is: Pretty Boy, No talent ... or I should say, SOME talent, but way too "camera aware" ... you can tell that they always know exactly where the camera is and are playing to IT, rather than playing to the other character(s) in the shot. It just screams of vanity to me, and while I honestly don't know that they are indeed vain, just the impression they give me is enough to make it distasteful. (If you saw the awards the other night during breaks in the games, George's facial expression while they introduced him said it all .... no humbleness, no acknowledgement of anything other than "Oh, I'm just soooooooooo wunnerful, and everyone thinks I'm dreamy!" (Gag!)

Now, as I stated, I don't know that he's that kind of person or not, but the feeling I get when I watch him in ANY movie, is not that he's living the part or becoming the person he's playing, but ONLY that he's playing to the camera, and that he is constantly thinking "Is this my good side? Am I going to look good in this shot? Is she blocking me too much? Does the director know that this isn't my best color?" (Please forgive me, George, and all those who adore him ... I admit completely that it's a totally unfounded distatse and revulsion ... but I can't HELP it ... it's THERE, and I can't ignore it). Everyone has their own versions of someone that just rubs them the wrong way or repulses them irrationally, and George Clooney is one of those for me. There are a few other actors and actresses that do the same thing to me, and I just can't get beyond them to enjoy the movie they're in for what it is .... unfortunately, (Richard Gere, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, etc.).

Interesting take.  I just saw Up in the Air as well, and I liked it.  I didn't much like the ending (no spoilers), but I thought the rest was well done.

I don't like Clooney as a person.  His politics bother me, and he comes across as way too smooth and smug for his own good.  That being said, I like a lot of his movies.  I agree that he often plays to the camera, and that that can sometimes come across as too clever.  However, I think it can also sometimes work as a style; yes, you're very aware that these aren't real characters, but they come across in a larger-than-life manner.  I don't know exactly how to explain it, but it's almost like things are slightly exaggerated -- much like in a play -- for effect.

Of course, there are a lot of "clever" Clooney movies I hate, like Oh Brother Where Art Thou.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: cdif911 on March 13, 2010, 07:12:12 PM
Extract was a fun movie, not quite office space, but I don't think that will be topped by Mike Judge

in the middle of Watchmen, I haven't decided if I can get into it or not - the gf has an ultimatum that if I don't finish by the end of Sunday it's going back in the mail...

do others have this netflix sharing problem?




Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on March 13, 2010, 09:48:51 PM
I have no opinion whatsoever on Clooney. I don't love him or hate him. The only movies I can say I really like with Clooney are Up in the Air, Burn After Reading, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and The Perfect Storm. So for that reason I have no problem with you, Bahku, saying you don't like him. I understand exactly what you are saying. I do think he has lost his humbleness, but I still think he's a good actor. I do think the looks he was giving the camera were basically jokes during the Academy Awards though. After Bridges won Best Actor over him he pretended that he was mad about it for a second... he obviously didn't mean this because on the red carpet he said that even he voted for Bridges, so that has to be taken into account.

As far as you being a "sci-fi freak", if you haven't seen "Moon" yet... you need to see it. Sam Rockwell has an amazing performance. The film is directed by David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones. I found it to be far superior to District 9 in every way. Anywhere "District 9" got a nomination I think it should have been Moon. It did win a lot of British awards, including a BAFTA for Outstanding Directorial Debut. I feel that it was snubbed in every category this year, partly because nobody saw it. I feel the same way about this movie that I did about "In Bruges" last year.

Great George Clooney movie, Out of Sight. A Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Erin Brokovich, The Ocean's Movies, The Limey, The Good German), he clearly loves Clooney in his films. Just a really funny movie and a good time. Has Don Cheadle, Steve Zahn, J-Lo, Ving Rhames.

I agree with you on Moon, best sci-fi of the year. Got snubbed, but mainly because it was released in like the summer and was limited. Sony, the distributor of the movie, really just did an awful job at getting it out there. It really is a shame, because it was tremendous. A classic sci-fi movie, not explosions and crazy plot, just a good old tribute to classic sc-fi. I only wish it could have been a little longer instead of 95 mins. Apparently Duncan Jones is making a few more movies set in the same world (time and environmental problems) as Moon. Sam Rockwell is gonna make a brief appearance in it he said.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: PLamb on March 13, 2010, 10:18:58 PM
Just saw Precious

An amazing story focusing on the underbelly, no-one-wants-to-talk-about stories that happen more often in the poor areas of American than we would care to know

The movie industry needs to tell more stories that ring of truth/are based on real stories that bring to the forefront the darker, sadder, actually occurring aspect of life in the areas of America that no one wants to see or acknowledge exist

Mo'Nique was simply amazing and Gabourey Sidibe was a wonder

Even Mariah Carey as the emotionally torn therapist was very good

For me, joins Boyz in the Hood as one of the best, most realistic looks at the more tragic side  of urban black America
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 14, 2010, 12:32:15 AM
Session 9 - 3 out of 4 - Has anybody seen this movie? I've been a huge fan of this movie since I first saw it on VHS when it came out in 2001 and I was 11 or 12. It's a psychological thriller with some horror aspects. The horror elements are subtle. (One person who is scared of the dark is walking in an underground tunnel when every light in the tunnel turns off one by one) To me that was a cool scene. The acting isn't very good except for the two main characters. David Caruso and Peter Mullan play the two main characters. The movie was filmed on location at Danvers State Hospital while the hospital was in it's natural state other than 2 minor things that were added.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on March 14, 2010, 01:06:12 PM
Dr. Strangelove - Racker. You da man.

Funniest not so funny movie I ever saw

And I gotta wonder. If the guy had opened his parachute instead of riding the bomb down would he get vaporized, or is he ok for a while cause the blast is lower down? Anyone know the nuclear physics behind that one?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 14, 2010, 04:44:04 PM
Saw Alice In Wonderland

I was impressed with 3/4 of the movie

Then ending was complete lazy tie it up quick filmmaking if I ever saw it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on March 15, 2010, 05:02:37 AM
Session 9 - 3 out of 4 - Has anybody seen this movie? I've been a huge fan of this movie since I first saw it on VHS when it came out in 2001 and I was 11 or 12. It's a psychological thriller with some horror aspects. The horror elements are subtle. (One person who is scared of the dark is walking in an underground tunnel when every light in the tunnel turns off one by one) To me that was a cool scene. The acting isn't very good except for the two main characters. David Caruso and Peter Mullan play the two main characters. The movie was filmed on location at Danvers State Hospital while the hospital was in it's natural state other than 2 minor things that were added.

Very, very good movie.  They did a great job for how small of a budget they had.  That director (Brad Anderson) has gone on to make The Machinist and Transsiberian, which were both good.

I watch The Entity two night ago.  It came out around 1980 or 81 and it stars Barbara Hershey.  Fantastic movie. One of the scariest movies I've seen in ages.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on March 16, 2010, 01:01:13 AM
Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights

Just some really fun and humorous movies.
Love Owen Wilson and him and Jackie Chan really just cracked me up.
You may think it is just a stupid Hollywood comedy, but it is really effective.
A great blending of East and West customs/ideas and humor.
Great scenery, action, actors, with some romance and drama...but the comedy makes it!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 16, 2010, 01:09:39 AM
A Fi****l of Dollars & For a Few Dollars More:

3 out of 4 for both of them...

I enjoyed both movies, they were both fun to watch. Neither of them reached the same level as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The opposite of The Godfather trilogy which started off strong and got less strong, Leone's trilogy started off less strong and got stronger. Ennio Morricone put together awesome scores in both movies, but his best work was also featured in TG,TB,aTU. Still it would be worth it to give all 3 films a watch.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 16, 2010, 01:12:36 AM
Inglourious Basterds...watched it again for the 8th time. I love the opening scene. Christoph Waltz is an amazing actor and truly deserved the oscar. I'm a huge Quentin Tarantino fan.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on March 16, 2010, 01:41:32 AM
The TV Set - probably give it a 7 of 10

A very smart, funny film about the process of getting a TV pilot from the paper to the screen.
it's by a guy named Jake Kasdan (co-producer of Freaks and Geeks with Jud Apatow) and this movie is actually based on Apatow.

David Duchovny plays the writer who is struggling to get his script to the screen the way he wants to. The Network, as they do so much these days, takes control and makes changes and dumbs it down to the typical American viewership nowadays. My only real complaint was that it was such a great idea and only an 88 min. film, they could have done so much more with it. Btw, Sigourney Weaver plays the Network TV Boss and his absolutely hysterical.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 16, 2010, 01:49:37 AM
A Fi****l of Dollars & For a Few Dollars More:

3 out of 4 for both of them...

I enjoyed both movies, they were both fun to watch. Neither of them reached the same level as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The opposite of The Godfather trilogy which started off strong and got less strong, Leone's trilogy started off less strong and got stronger. Ennio Morricone put together awesome scores in both movies, but his best work was also featured in TG,TB,aTU. Still it would be worth it to give all 3 films a watch.

I just put it on my netflix after I googled your movie quote in the trivia thread, coulnd't stand not knowin. Decided I had to watch it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on March 16, 2010, 06:59:02 AM
Just saw Precious

An amazing story focusing on the underbelly, no-one-wants-to-talk-about stories that happen more often in the poor areas of American than we would care to know

The movie industry needs to tell more stories that ring of truth/are based on real stories that bring to the forefront the darker, sadder, actually occurring aspect of life in the areas of America that no one wants to see or acknowledge exist

Mo'Nique was simply amazing and Gabourey Sidibe was a wonder

Even Mariah Carey as the emotionally torn therapist was very good

For me, joins Boyz in the Hood as one of the best, most realistic looks at the more tragic side  of urban black America

Just saw Precious as well.  Quite the movie.  Well done, and MoNique definitely earned that award.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on March 16, 2010, 10:14:52 AM
A Fi****l of Dollars & For a Few Dollars More:

3 out of 4 for both of them...

I enjoyed both movies, they were both fun to watch. Neither of them reached the same level as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The opposite of The Godfather trilogy which started off strong and got less strong, Leone's trilogy started off less strong and got stronger. Ennio Morricone put together awesome scores in both movies, but his best work was also featured in TG,TB,aTU. Still it would be worth it to give all 3 films a watch.

I just put it on my netflix after I googled your movie quote in the trivia thread, coulnd't stand not knowin. Decided I had to watch it.

Wait...  people google the quotes in the movie quote thread?  The shame.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 16, 2010, 10:43:40 AM
A Fi****l of Dollars & For a Few Dollars More:

3 out of 4 for both of them...

I enjoyed both movies, they were both fun to watch. Neither of them reached the same level as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The opposite of The Godfather trilogy which started off strong and got less strong, Leone's trilogy started off less strong and got stronger. Ennio Morricone put together awesome scores in both movies, but his best work was also featured in TG,TB,aTU. Still it would be worth it to give all 3 films a watch.

I just put it on my netflix after I googled your movie quote in the trivia thread, coulnd't stand not knowin. Decided I had to watch it.

Wait...  people google the quotes in the movie quote thread?  The shame.

IP didn't guess it though. It's okay to google it as long as you don't guess it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on March 16, 2010, 11:00:43 AM
A Fi****l of Dollars & For a Few Dollars More:

3 out of 4 for both of them...

I enjoyed both movies, they were both fun to watch. Neither of them reached the same level as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The opposite of The Godfather trilogy which started off strong and got less strong, Leone's trilogy started off less strong and got stronger. Ennio Morricone put together awesome scores in both movies, but his best work was also featured in TG,TB,aTU. Still it would be worth it to give all 3 films a watch.

Sergio Leone made two other westerns that are pretty good also.
They are Once Upon a time in the West and A Fi****l of Dynamite .
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on March 16, 2010, 11:09:31 AM
A Fi****l of Dollars & For a Few Dollars More:

3 out of 4 for both of them...

I enjoyed both movies, they were both fun to watch. Neither of them reached the same level as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The opposite of The Godfather trilogy which started off strong and got less strong, Leone's trilogy started off less strong and got stronger. Ennio Morricone put together awesome scores in both movies, but his best work was also featured in TG,TB,aTU. Still it would be worth it to give all 3 films a watch.

Sergio Leone made two other westerns that are pretty good also.
They are Once Upon a time in the West and A Fi****l of Dynamite .

Funny, we were talking about "Once Upon A Time .." a while ago ... great movie ... Henry Fonda as the Bad Guy, and I had such a crush on Claudia Cardinale after that movie. ;)

Last I watched at home:

Sum of All Fears - B+

Sayonara -              A

AVP 2 -                    C-/D+

Roxanne -              A-


- Sayonara, starring Brando and directed by one of my all-time favorites, Joshua Logan ... Incredible movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 16, 2010, 11:43:17 AM
A Fi****l of Dollars & For a Few Dollars More:

3 out of 4 for both of them...

I enjoyed both movies, they were both fun to watch. Neither of them reached the same level as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The opposite of The Godfather trilogy which started off strong and got less strong, Leone's trilogy started off less strong and got stronger. Ennio Morricone put together awesome scores in both movies, but his best work was also featured in TG,TB,aTU. Still it would be worth it to give all 3 films a watch.

Sergio Leone made two other westerns that are pretty good also.
They are Once Upon a time in the West and A Fi****l of Dynamite .

Once Upon a Time in the West is on my long list of movies to pick up. A Fi****l of Dynamite is not. No buying movies for me until the fall though. I spend my extra money on movies in the fall and winter. I spend it on golf in the spring and summer. Since a lot of the golf courses around me have just opened up and I'm at a perfect number of movies to stop at (250), I'm gonna focus on golf for a while now.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: fairweatherfan on March 16, 2010, 02:55:38 PM
Had an Oscar week with the gf last week - watched Up, Inglorious Basterds, and District 9.  Hadn't seen the first 2 and gf hadn't seen any of em.

I really liked Up - great visuals and a lot of fun.  And it got a little dusty during the beginning sequence showing Carl and Ellie's life together.  Great character arc for Carl too.

Inglorious Basterds I enjoyed even more, despite QT as usual streeeeetching every scene out as long as possible.  Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't, but it was brilliant overall. 

What really got to me though was the obvious parallels between the movie the Nazis watched and the movie Inglorious Basterds itself - the nearly identical number of victims (~300 in both the sniper movie and the theater), the carving of a swastika as a big crowdpleaser, the celebration of extraordinary brutality toward a hated enemy.  A lot of themes of dehumanization throughout - Tarantino did a brilliant job of alternately reminding us of the humanity of the Nazis (the soldier in the bar with the newborn son, for example) and getting us to cheer as they're butchered on screen.  Looking forward to finding time to see it again.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on March 17, 2010, 04:55:56 PM
I just bought some movies from a Pawn Shop (great place to get some btw, 1st time I had ever been, kind of shady...pawn shops in middle of nowhere north carolina)

Here's what I came out with:
1.) Trainspotting
2.) Intermission
3.) The Lookout
4.) Three Kings
5.) Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
6.) Get Shorty
7.) The Departed

I've seen Three Kings and the Departed

Anyone else seen any of these others?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 17, 2010, 06:51:20 PM
I just bought some movies from a Pawn Shop (great place to get some btw, 1st time I had ever been, kind of shady...pawn shops in middle of nowhere north carolina)

Here's what I came out with:
1.) Trainspotting
2.) Intermission
3.) The Lookout
4.) Three Kings
5.) Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
6.) Get Shorty
7.) The Departed

I've seen Three Kings and the Departed

Anyone else seen any of these others?

I've seen The Departed, and The Lookout. I've only heard good things about Trainspotting.

The Lookout stars (500) Days of Summer's Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I would consider it his "breakout" role. It's too bad it really went under the radar. It was a very good plot with great acting from Levitt and mediocre acting everywhere else. I gave it a 3.5 out of 4 overall, but I think I need to re-watch it because I think I might change that to a 3. It's definitely worth the watch though.

I just recently watched...

Dr. Strangelove: 3.5 - TP to RAcker, as I always do after watching a Kubrick film. What an outstanding job by Peter Sellers. I enjoyed this movie very much.

The Basketball Diaries: 3.0 - Leonardo DiCaprio was awesome in this film about drug use. However the film falls short to Requiem For a Dream. RFAD is by far the superior drug story. Also, from what I hear Trainspotting is better as well. The Basketball Diaries was worth the watch though. The fact that it was a true story was amazing.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on March 20, 2010, 07:29:06 PM
'About a Boy'. One of the best Hugh Grant movies.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2010, 07:56:20 PM
Cars again.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Drucci on March 20, 2010, 08:11:07 PM
Shutter Island. A brilliant movie, I was litterally in it from start to finish, awesome atmosphere, awesome actors and awesome story!

The twist is freakin' brilliant and it makes you reconsider the entire movie. Just after you've left the theater you want to watch it again.

Really the best movie I've seen in these past months!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on March 20, 2010, 08:31:01 PM
Shutter Island. A brilliant movie, I was litterally in it from start to finish, awesome atmosphere, awesome actors and awesome story!

The twist is freakin' brilliant and it makes you reconsider the entire movie. Just after you've left the theater you want to watch it again.

Really the best movie I've seen in these past months!

TP  I LOVED it.  I actually had to go back a 2nd time.   ;D  It was kinda like the Sixth Sense in that it's a whole different experience once you actually know what's going on.

And a TP to MattG for Basketball Diaries. 

2 of Leo's best for sure.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on March 20, 2010, 08:32:53 PM
Saw Brooklyn's Finest the other night.  I enjoyed it, but man was it brutal.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on March 20, 2010, 08:55:30 PM
The Exorcist, "Version You've Never Seen".

That's what it's called anyway. Man, this film is horrible. In the best sense of the word; it's scary.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bigtyc55 on March 22, 2010, 07:35:48 PM
Get Shorty - a really good underrated movie, a lot of fun, great script, really funny characters, especially Gene Hackman. I'd really say this is a perfect movie. There's nothing wrong about it, except I wanted more. I could watch it over and over. 9/10

Adaptation. - easily the most original/creative movie I have ever seen. A really funny, crazy, ingenious movie. Nic Cage is completely different than anything you've seen him do before. He plays two people. these two twin brothers. About the real life screenwriter, Charlie Kauffman, and his difficult time adapting a book about flowers to a real motion picture. So its based on a real adaptation process, but has its own creativity and story that actually is fiction as well. A very unique movie. 8/10.

Trainspotting - I had never seen it before and didn't really know what to expect, but wow did I ever miss out on not seeing this before. Amazing. Just a fast paced, hilarious, stylish, at times disgusting. It will have its rough spots, as it is very crude and dirty. But the thing I loved the most were the characters. You felt disgusted by them and hated them, but you also felt pity and sadness for them. Renton, the main character played by Ewan McGregor, has to be one of my favorite all time characters now. The ending is brilliant by the way.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Big_Matt34 on March 26, 2010, 12:55:05 AM
Just saw Brothers with Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Very good movie and GREAT performances by all 3 of the main cast, Tobey showed some range that i didnt think he had in him.

8/10
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 26, 2010, 01:03:07 AM
Just saw Brothers with Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Very good movie and GREAT performances by all 3 of the main cast, Tobey showed some range that i didnt think he had in him.

8/10

I will be buying that movie along with Avatar when Avatar comes out... I really can't wait to see Brothers though, it does look like Tobey Maguire does an awesome job in it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 26, 2010, 01:11:26 AM
I loved Brothers. Great movie, well acted by everyone.

Natalie Portman is the most beautiful actress of our time. I'm not talking like Alba pretty or Biel pretty...those are different. Portman is a refined kind of pretty, and an amazing actress.

I watched "The Blind Side" for the second time tonight. I found it does not bear nearly as well through repeat performances.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 31, 2010, 10:02:31 PM
The Elephant Man (3.5 out of 4) - Extremely sad movie... As far as David Lynch movies, I've only seen this and Lost Highway, and I would say so far this is my favorite Lynch movie. Extremely good acting by Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt. If you haven't seen this and you like Lynch movies or any of the actors involved or want to know about Joseph Merrick's life the movie is free on hulu right now... so check it out.

Brothers (3 out of 4) - Very well acted all around. Tobey Maguire in particular was amazing. I would have liked it to have been a little longer, they could have shown us a little bit more interaction between the Brothers since the name of the movie is Brothers. I wasn't particularly happy with ending... it was okay but it could have been much better. I will partly agree with what IP said about Natalie Portman... she's at the top of my list along with Keira Knightley and Mila Kunis.

Gone With the Wind (4 out of 4 *Perfect Movie*) - As usual... everytime I see a movie and give it 4 out 4 stars I have nothing to say about it. It was just perfect all around.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on March 31, 2010, 10:09:43 PM
The last movie I watched (a very bad one) was 'Robbed'. It's about 3 moron referees that were sent by an evil organization to fix basketball games.

*Based on a real story
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on March 31, 2010, 10:14:12 PM
The last movie I watched was 'Robbed'. It's about 3 moron referees that were sent by an evil organization to fix basketball games.

*Based on a real story

TP, that was funny.

Last movie I saw was Up In Air, which I thought was pretty good.
Others might think the title refers to where the Cs championship hopes are headed...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on March 31, 2010, 10:27:34 PM
The last movie I watched (a very bad one) was 'Robbed'. It's about 3 moron referees that were sent by an evil organization to fix basketball games.

*Based on a real story
Rof****, true that.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on April 01, 2010, 10:48:59 AM
I watched Law Abiding Citizen last night.  It was decent enough, but I've got to be honest:  I was rooting for the villain.

Overall, though, it was good enough.  I would have given it three stars, up until the end, which reduced it to probably two and a half.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on April 01, 2010, 10:49:26 AM
The last movie I watched (a very bad one) was 'Robbed'. It's about 3 moron referees that were sent by an evil organization to fix basketball games.

*Based on a real story
Rof****, true that.

Yeah, funny stuff.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on April 01, 2010, 11:03:41 AM
Alice in Wonderland, that 3D version in the cinema.

Disappointing. I thought it was meager, certainly not one of Tim Burton's better works. Nothing stood out to me in a good way, so I'll go with the bad;

- The story.
Okay, so you're not going to go for the old storyline, but for a sequel, so that you've got more freedom. Subsequently, you proceed to use half the storyline from the original, and add nothing "new". I mean, in the first half an hour or so you tell us what's going to happen, and that's actually what happens. No twists, nothing. Also, what's with the Disney-esque ending? I face-palmed in shame when I watched it.

- The 3D.
It added nothing. Literally nothing. I was really amazed at first, for it was the first time I saw the "new" 3D. Well, save for one scene (the final battle) I thought it was rather bland. I really don't think I'd have felt different about this movie had it been the regular 2D version.

I'm really struggling to find anything else to talk about, because I feel like I should. This is a Tim Burton movie, with Johnny Depp, with Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and heck, it had the voices of Martin Sheen, Alan Rickman and Christopher Lee!

All of the above made me giddy, and I think that's what made this ship fail to sail.

Too bad, this story had so much potential.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on April 01, 2010, 11:14:12 AM
A Serious Man.

One of the Coen Brothers best IMO.  Beautiful movie with great sound and even better characters.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: EJPLAYA on April 01, 2010, 11:15:39 AM
The Blind Side. Now I see what all the nominations were for. If I saw that lady in real life I would go up and give her a big hug. What a great story. Great example of the difference one person can make. You can't change the world, but you can sure change one person's world.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on April 01, 2010, 11:24:47 AM
The Blind Side. Now I see what all the nominations were for. If I saw that lady in real life I would go up and give her a big hug. What a great story. Great example of the difference one person can make. You can't change the world, but you can sure change one person's world.

I thought that movie was pretty corny to be honest.  It is a great story (I read the book a while back and loved it).  I just thought they could have done so much more with the movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on April 01, 2010, 11:41:56 AM
Alice in Wonderland, that 3D version in the cinema.

Disappointing. I thought it was meager, certainly not one of Tim Burton's better works. Nothing stood out to me in a good way, so I'll go with the bad;

- The story.
Okay, so you're not going to go for the old storyline, but for a sequel, so that you've got more freedom. Subsequently, you proceed to use half the storyline from the original, and add nothing "new". I mean, in the first half an hour or so you tell us what's going to happen, and that's actually what happens. No twists, nothing. Also, what's with the Disney-esque ending? I face-palmed in shame when I watched it.

- The 3D.
It added nothing. Literally nothing. I was really amazed at first, for it was the first time I saw the "new" 3D. Well, save for one scene (the final battle) I thought it was rather bland. I really don't think I'd have felt different about this movie had it been the regular 2D version.

I'm really struggling to find anything else to talk about, because I feel like I should. This is a Tim Burton movie, with Johnny Depp, with Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and heck, it had the voices of Martin Sheen, Alan Rickman and Christopher Lee!

All of the above made me giddy, and I think that's what made this ship fail to sail.

Too bad, this story had so much potential.

I didn't mind a lot of it until the ending. Johnny Depp Breakdancing? I mean...whaa?

I thought that Helena Carter was the Red Queen was awesome. I thought that Johnny Depp was 80% awesome. I really liked Alan Rickman's Cheshire voice...

But it all came together so strangely. Like a poorly wrapped christmas present. The ending was not at all enjoyable.

And also, the 3d...it contributed NOTHING.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LB3533 on April 01, 2010, 11:47:14 AM
Up In The Air

Funny and sad film. Really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on April 02, 2010, 06:00:24 AM
Alice in Wonderland, that 3D version in the cinema.

Disappointing. I thought it was meager, certainly not one of Tim Burton's better works. Nothing stood out to me in a good way, so I'll go with the bad;

Yeah, the 2000s havent been kind to Tim Burton.  Dude needs to stop with the remakes.  From 85 to 95 Tim Burton had one of the better directorial decades in movie history (Pee-Wee, Ed Wood, Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Nightmare before Christmas).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: makaveli on April 02, 2010, 06:03:41 AM
Shutter Island
Great film, had me on the edge of my seat since that woman wrote RUN in detectives notebook
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on April 02, 2010, 06:13:27 AM
The Elephant Man (3.5 out of 4) - Extremely sad movie... As far as David Lynch movies, I've only seen this and Lost Highway, and I would say so far this is my favorite Lynch movie. Extremely good acting by Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt. If you haven't seen this and you like Lynch movies or any of the actors involved or want to know about Joseph Merrick's life the movie is free on hulu right now... so check it out.

Check out Blue Velvet and The Strait Story as soon as you can.  Both of those are fantastic.  Both are Lynch movies, and they're about as different as two movies can be.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on April 02, 2010, 06:28:51 AM
(http://cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/large_away-we-go.jpg)

'Away We Go'. Very good little Sam Mendes movie about life, with good comedy moments and great cast.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on April 02, 2010, 10:19:27 AM
'Away We Go'. Very good little Sam Mendes movie about life, with good comedy moments and great cast.

Yes, I mentioned this movie before in this forum.  In fact, its the last movie I saw in a movie theater -- I just find theater tix too expensive.  Thought it much better than some of the movies nominated for best pic (which I have subsequently seen on DVD or VOD).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on April 02, 2010, 10:44:57 AM
Edge of Darkness
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Las Vegas Asian on April 02, 2010, 02:39:38 PM
Saw Clash of the Titans last night. Loved the original...this one not so much. Technologically it was great but I just wasn't feeling the storyline. If you must see it don't waste your money on the 3D as it was virtually non existent.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RAcker on April 02, 2010, 02:55:08 PM
Finally saw "Where the Wild Things Are" with my girls.  Like most Spike Jonze stuff, it was strange and enjoyable.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on April 02, 2010, 03:50:03 PM
Hot Tub Time Machine. The movie was very funny. If you lived through the 80s and like crude comedies (think American Pie) you'll probably like this movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Andy Jick on April 02, 2010, 05:32:02 PM
Watched Sherlock Holmes last night.  I went to the theater twice to see this and I absolutely LOVE it.  Can't wait for the sequel...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: incoherent on April 02, 2010, 05:34:27 PM
I watched Sherlock Holmes as well last night and yup pretty darn good movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on April 03, 2010, 06:53:59 PM
Weird... I watched Sherlock Holmes last night...

I liked it but I didn't love it. I gave it a 3 out of 4. I'm going to have to go back and watch it again because I was sick and took some benadryl and then forced myself to stay awake while watching Sherlock Holmes... the accents were already difficult enough but my drowsiness certainly didn't help. It was basically what I expected it to be based on other opinions I've heard.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on April 03, 2010, 07:19:16 PM
Watched Sherlock Holmes last night.  I went to the theater twice to see this and I absolutely LOVE it.  Can't wait for the sequel...


Agreed.  I loved it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on April 03, 2010, 07:57:41 PM
I just finished watching Star Wars (the original) with my daughter.  She was seeing it for the first time, and I hadn't sat through the entire thing in a long time. She loved it, and it was a lot of fun to watch it with her.  Still a very fun movie.  Most of it has held very well over time. 

I saw "How to Train Your Dragon" in the theater the other day, and really enjoyed it.  One of the better animated movies I've been to see with my kids.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: butterbeanlove on April 03, 2010, 09:17:40 PM
Frost/Nixon was pretty solid. Watched it last weekend on HBO. Not entirely historically accurate, but Frank Langella did a nice job of capturing Nixon's creepy mannerisms and possible motivation.

This was Nixon's first interview after he resigned and agreed to be paid to be interviewed by this British celebrity journalist who he assumed was a lightweight.

In the movie, Frost takes Nixon down and crushes his spirit. Not completely the way it happened in RL. But entertaining nonetheless.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on April 03, 2010, 09:46:54 PM
Flipping back and forth between the Duke / WV game and Seven

Brad Pitt's about to get the box  :o :o :o
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: cdif911 on April 03, 2010, 10:22:17 PM
watched taking Woodstock - it was ok... didn't have as much plot development as I thought it could have, and it kinda left you at the end.  I didn't feel like much really happened over the course of the movie. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Andy Jick on April 04, 2010, 12:35:24 AM
Frost/Nixon was pretty solid. Watched it last weekend on HBO. Not entirely historically accurate, but Frank Langella did a nice job of capturing Nixon's creepy mannerisms and possible motivation.

This was Nixon's first interview after he resigned and agreed to be paid to be interviewed by this British celebrity journalist who he assumed was a lightweight.

In the movie, Frost takes Nixon down and crushes his spirit. Not completely the way it happened in RL. But entertaining nonetheless.

Captivating movie...  I thought Langella played a better Nixon than Nixon did. :)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on April 04, 2010, 12:48:47 AM
Saw "How To Train Your Dragon" in 3D this week ... really enjoyed it, actually. It's obviously not big on substance, but entertainment value is very high, and it's got a good message. I'd give it a B+. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Texstyles on April 04, 2010, 03:00:00 AM
Saw Clash of the Titans last night. Loved the original...this one not so much. Technologically it was great but I just wasn't feeling the storyline. If you must see it don't waste your money on the 3D as it was virtually non existent.


I mimic this to the T.  The 3D was horrid.  Very very dispointed I think they took way to much out of the original.  They had a chance to make a winner out of this and failed miserably. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on April 04, 2010, 03:03:34 AM
Yes Man

Just another Jim Carey movie. Don't watch it unless you're in the mood for one of them.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: boscel33 on April 04, 2010, 09:57:51 AM
angels and demons
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Locomotive Breath on April 04, 2010, 10:00:32 AM
I watched "Chinatown" a great movie classic, seen it I don't know how many times but still captivating. My second favorate Jack Nicholson film right behind "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on April 04, 2010, 10:34:45 AM
Adventureland. O.k movie, nothing special.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on April 07, 2010, 10:47:04 PM
Saw Clash of the Titans last night. Loved the original...this one not so much. Technologically it was great but I just wasn't feeling the storyline. If you must see it don't waste your money on the 3D as it was virtually non existent.


I mimic this to the T.  The 3D was horrid.  Very very dispointed I think they took way to much out of the original.  They had a chance to make a winner out of this and failed miserably. 

I saw it tonight in 2D.  I thought it was okay.  Certainly nothing great, but I'd say it was pretty good.

The problem with the 3D, from what I understand, is that they sort of tacked it on in post-production, for a movie that was never envisioned as 3D during the filming process.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on April 07, 2010, 10:48:05 PM
Saw Clash of the Titans last night. Loved the original...this one not so much. Technologically it was great but I just wasn't feeling the storyline. If you must see it don't waste your money on the 3D as it was virtually non existent.


I mimic this to the T.  The 3D was horrid.  Very very dispointed I think they took way to much out of the original.  They had a chance to make a winner out of this and failed miserably. 

I saw it tonight in 2D.  I thought it was okay.  Certainly nothing great, but I'd say it was pretty good.

The problem with the 3D, from what I understand, is that they sort of tacked it on in post-production, for a movie that was never envisioned as 3D during the filming process.

cars again.

of course i saw alice last weekend a little late i know on 3d... i really like it

and cars again
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on April 07, 2010, 11:03:31 PM
I just saw... *drumroll*

Hoosiers!

No rly. For the first time. I had it in my possession for at least a year, but I used to start watching it after basketball games, and after falling asleep 5 minutes into the movie on 4 occasions, I thought I'd call it quits. Today I watched most of it before the game, and the last bit afterward.

It's alright. Not an awesome, great, fantastic movie, but one you've got to see nonetheless, when you're a basketball fan.

I had some giggles, at some of the acting too :p But hey, it's old ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on April 07, 2010, 11:06:07 PM

Hoosiers!

It's alright. Not an awesome, great, fantastic movie, but one you've got to see nonetheless, when you're a basketball fan.

In other news, Kiorrik has had his mod privileges revoked.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on April 07, 2010, 11:06:47 PM

Hoosiers!

It's alright. Not an awesome, great, fantastic movie, but one you've got to see nonetheless, when you're a basketball fan.

In other news, Kiorrik has had his mod privileges revoked.
Hahahaha, some things you can see coming from miles away :')
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Truck Lewis on April 07, 2010, 11:07:20 PM
Adventureland. O.k movie, nothing special.

agreed...decent...nothing great
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on April 08, 2010, 12:18:10 PM
I watched "Chinatown" a great movie classic, seen it I don't know how many times but still captivating. My second favorate Jack Nicholson film right behind "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Anyone ever watched the Two Jakes?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on April 08, 2010, 12:22:16 PM
@ Chief, nope, not that I know of :)


Coach Carter

Very Hoosier-like, but less good, more polished, "newer" basketball, more teaching, less drama.

There. That's a nice & short recap.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: incoherent on April 08, 2010, 12:28:13 PM
dont waste money on 3D clash of the titans

I saw the 2D it was OK, I say B- overall

Watched Brothers last night, very intense pretty good, B+
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on April 09, 2010, 07:18:28 AM
Watched Dancer in the Dark tonight.  It's a bit of a downer (and that's putting it lightly), but it is a great movie.  Bjork does a very fine job in what mustve been her feature film debut.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on April 09, 2010, 08:56:33 AM
I saw Where the Wild Things Are last night.  It was...  meh.  I never read the book, so I was probably missing the charm and magic I was supposed to feel, but I kept wondering "why is this a classic?"  Also, there was absolutely no resolution with any of the characters or situations.

I don't know, I just wasn't impressed.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on April 09, 2010, 09:03:56 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VQBwLRjMRgE/Sqn3rOpEHDI/AAAAAAAAAfg/eOC6ZiyBBnI/s1600/law_abiding_citizen_poster.jpg)

And it was good.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on April 09, 2010, 09:07:57 AM
I saw Where the Wild Things Are last night.  It was...  meh.  I never read the book, so I was probably missing the charm and magic I was supposed to feel, but I kept wondering "why is this a classic?"  Also, there was absolutely no resolution with any of the characters or situations.

I don't know, I just wasn't impressed.

I remember not liking the book as a kid, so I'm learly about seeing it as an adult
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on April 10, 2010, 01:19:13 AM
I watched Cop Out. I loved it.

Soooooo 80's buddy cop. Complete Tarantino...but of a comedy.

Didn't even know it was a Kevin Smith movie, but it was awesome.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: twinbree on April 10, 2010, 01:31:11 AM
Blood Diamond. Honestly cannot remember the last time I saw a DiCaprio movie where *SPOILER ALERT* his character managed to stay alive to the end.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LB3533 on April 11, 2010, 01:57:27 PM
Just saw "How to Train Your Dragon" IMAX 3D.

Best 26 bucks I have ever spent at the cinemas, on one of the greatest films I have ever seen.

Definitely the greatest animated film I've ever seen. Better than "Spirited Away", better than "Avatar", better than any Disney animated film etc.

I recommend anybody of all ages to go watch this film, regular or 3D it doesn't matter...just do yourself a favor and watch it. (Though I do feel, adults will be able to understand the emotions stimulated by this film better than little kids).

Rating = A+++ & 110/100

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on April 11, 2010, 02:48:09 PM
Blood Diamond. Honestly cannot remember the last time I saw a DiCaprio movie where *SPOILER ALERT* his character managed to stay alive to the end.

He also smokes about 5 packs of cigarettes in every movie he's in as well.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: EJPLAYA on April 11, 2010, 03:07:54 PM
Just saw "How to Train Your Dragon" IMAX 3D.

Best 26 bucks I have ever spent at the cinemas, on one of the greatest films I have ever seen.

Definitely the greatest animated film I've ever seen. Better than "Spirited Away", better than "Avatar", better than any Disney animated film etc.

I recommend anybody of all ages to go watch this film, regular or 3D it doesn't matter...just do yourself a favor and watch it. (Though I do feel, adults will be able to understand the emotions stimulated by this film better than little kids).

Rating = A+++ & 110/100



Agree completely. Worth every penny no matter whether you have kids or not. My kids loved it as well.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Actionjakson on April 11, 2010, 03:39:25 PM
Law abiding citizen was amazing. one of the best movies i have watched in a long time. A+
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on April 11, 2010, 03:47:03 PM
cars
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LB3533 on April 11, 2010, 04:38:03 PM
Law abiding citizen was amazing. one of the best movies i have watched in a long time. A+

Agreed, nice gem of a film.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Andy Jick on April 11, 2010, 05:59:38 PM
Watched "Miracle" again...  That movie gives me goosebumps!!

(And I hope I'm not spoiling the ending by stating that the USA wins the gold...)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: twinbree on April 11, 2010, 06:16:12 PM
Blood Diamond. Honestly cannot remember the last time I saw a DiCaprio movie where *SPOILER ALERT* his character managed to stay alive to the end.

He also smokes about 5 packs of cigarettes in every movie he's in as well.

That's true too now that you mention it. On a related note I just watched Thank you for Smoking.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on April 11, 2010, 07:43:05 PM
(http://www.wu-jing.org/News/images/2008/2008_06_09_Ong_Bak_2_mt.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: cornbreadsmart on April 13, 2010, 03:59:27 PM
i saw law abiding citizen. only thing that bothered me was that jamie fox's character still was'nt likeable. i was rooting for the other guy. i would have liked to see him off jamie fox's character too.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: cornbreadsmart on April 13, 2010, 04:02:06 PM
i saw clash of the titans. i enjoyed it a lot even though i still prefer the original.all action, not much acting but i kinda figured this going in.  i definitely would recommend NOT watching it in 3-d. i thought it was tough to see things just as some reviews described. i'd like to see it again in 2-d.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LB3533 on April 16, 2010, 02:58:49 PM
Kick Ass

Very good story, great action sequences & choreography, awesome score & soundtrack.

Has a nice comic book feel and overall a super fun film.

Nice jobs by the young actors, especially the girl playing Hit Girl. Cage was his usual brilliant self.

Score: 99/100
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on April 17, 2010, 02:37:36 PM
Shoot the Piano Player:

A black and white French film noir, directed by Francios Traffaut, that came out in 1960.  It was a take-off on American gangster movies that, in turn, greatly influenced future American gangster classics like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and even The Sopranos.  It was a pretty zany movie, sometimes a little slow and sometimes fast paced, where the gangsters were really humanized.  Full of great characters, especially the women.

I'd recommend it to any fans of film noir (whatever that entails).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on April 18, 2010, 02:59:13 AM
cars
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on April 19, 2010, 08:59:55 AM
(http://www.filmposters.it/imgposter/grandi/magnolia.jpg)

Magnolia - 3.5 out of 4 stars

- Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will be Blood, Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love)

- Starring Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, and Philip Baker Hall

Magnolia is from 1999. It is another film including a web of characters who have moments when they interact ala Crash, 21 Grams, Traffic, & Babel. This film may feature the best ensemble cast I have ever seen, not because of the names (That prize might go to The Departed), but the acting is awesome from everybody. I believed everybody's character. Coming in at just over 3 hours viewers are given a good background and understanding of each character (Not that Babel, Crash, Traffic, and 21 Grams didn't do a good job of this... Magnolia just did it first). If you look away from the screen for one second you can miss something. PTA puts a ton of little tiny clues of certain things throughout the movie such as reappearing signs with bible verses, etc. PTA always gives his movies scores that help the viewer understand the story. In Punch-Drunk love Adam Sandler plays a bipolar man and throughout that movie we hear beating drums and static over people talking which helps us understand what hes going through. In Magnolia he used this same style and I think it was a bad move. Music was constantly played over important conversations in a movie that you should know everything that's being said and going on to truly know what's happening. The performances by Tom Cruise and John C. Reilly were some of their best. The story was very entertaining and different interlocking stories brought up different emotions. Whenever the story jumped from one person to another I felt angry that the story left 1 person, yet happy that it jumped to the other person... and when the movie ended (After 3 hours) I was angry because I wanted it to keep going. The movie is about coincidence, some things are so strange and ridiculous that you say, "That would not happen!"... immediately after you say this, as if PTA is controlling the film from inside your head you will see one of those signs that he scatters throughout the movie, and the sign reads something along the lines of "But it did happen."
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on April 19, 2010, 10:28:44 AM
(http://www.filmposters.it/imgposter/grandi/magnolia.jpg)

Magnolia - 3.5 out of 4 stars

- Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will be Blood, Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love)

- Starring Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, and Philip Baker Hall

Magnolia is from 1999. It is another film including a web of characters who have moments when they interact ala Crash, 21 Grams, Traffic, & Babel. This film may feature the best ensemble cast I have ever seen, not because of the names (That prize might go to The Departed), but the acting is awesome from everybody. I believed everybody's character. Coming in at just over 3 hours viewers are given a good background and understanding of each character (Not that Babel, Crash, Traffic, and 21 Grams didn't do a good job of this... Magnolia just did it first). If you look away from the screen for one second you can miss something. PTA puts a ton of little tiny clues of certain things throughout the movie such as reappearing signs with bible verses, etc. PTA always gives his movies scores that help the viewer understand the story. In Punch-Drunk love Adam Sandler plays a bipolar man and throughout that movie we hear beating drums and static over people talking which helps us understand what hes going through. In Magnolia he used this same style and I think it was a bad move. Music was constantly played over important conversations in a movie that you should know everything that's being said and going on to truly know what's happening. The performances by Tom Cruise and John C. Reilly were some of their best. The story was very entertaining and different interlocking stories brought up different emotions. Whenever the story jumped from one person to another I felt angry that the story left 1 person, yet happy that it jumped to the other person... and when the movie ended (After 3 hours) I was angry because I wanted it to keep going. The movie is about coincidence, some things are so strange and ridiculous that you say, "That would not happen!"... immediately after you say this, as if PTA is controlling the film from inside your head you will see one of those signs that he scatters throughout the movie, and the sign reads something along the lines of "But it did happen."



I agree the acting in this film is very good. Especially John C. Reilly, Jason Robards, and William H. Macy. But Tom Cruise's preformance is overrated and the film is just too weird. The Frogs, come on!!!!!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on April 19, 2010, 10:30:01 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51APZBWT4WL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Birdbrain on April 19, 2010, 10:33:07 AM
Just saw Kick A%s this weekend.  

Judged awesome.  Hit Girl most assuredly kicked major A%s.  There are some comments she makes that are cringe inducing...but you should know that prior to even going into the movie.

Good story lines for each character.  Even the nerdy kid from Superbad didn't play his normal nerdy character.  

It reminded me of Sin City in some respects.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Mad Hatter on April 19, 2010, 11:32:12 AM
i went to see Kick Ass on Saturday. great movie. hopefully there's a sequel.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Greenbean on April 19, 2010, 12:15:58 PM
Miller's Crossing.

Coen Bros. and gangster movie fans should see this. It's a gem.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on April 19, 2010, 05:49:17 PM
(http://www.filmposters.it/imgposter/grandi/magnolia.jpg)

Magnolia - 3.5 out of 4 stars

- Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will be Blood, Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love)

- Starring Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, and Philip Baker Hall

Magnolia is from 1999. It is another film including a web of characters who have moments when they interact ala Crash, 21 Grams, Traffic, & Babel. This film may feature the best ensemble cast I have ever seen, not because of the names (That prize might go to The Departed), but the acting is awesome from everybody. I believed everybody's character. Coming in at just over 3 hours viewers are given a good background and understanding of each character (Not that Babel, Crash, Traffic, and 21 Grams didn't do a good job of this... Magnolia just did it first). If you look away from the screen for one second you can miss something. PTA puts a ton of little tiny clues of certain things throughout the movie such as reappearing signs with bible verses, etc. PTA always gives his movies scores that help the viewer understand the story. In Punch-Drunk love Adam Sandler plays a bipolar man and throughout that movie we hear beating drums and static over people talking which helps us understand what hes going through. In Magnolia he used this same style and I think it was a bad move. Music was constantly played over important conversations in a movie that you should know everything that's being said and going on to truly know what's happening. The performances by Tom Cruise and John C. Reilly were some of their best. The story was very entertaining and different interlocking stories brought up different emotions. Whenever the story jumped from one person to another I felt angry that the story left 1 person, yet happy that it jumped to the other person... and when the movie ended (After 3 hours) I was angry because I wanted it to keep going. The movie is about coincidence, some things are so strange and ridiculous that you say, "That would not happen!"... immediately after you say this, as if PTA is controlling the film from inside your head you will see one of those signs that he scatters throughout the movie, and the sign reads something along the lines of "But it did happen."



I agree the acting in this film is very good. Especially John C. Reilly, Jason Robards, and William H. Macy. But Tom Cruise's preformance is overrated and the film is just too weird. The Frogs, come on!!!!!




That's exactly what I was talking about when I said some things will make you say "This would never happen!"... right after that scene PTA zooms in on a painting and the title of the painting is "But it did happen."

Also during the opening of the kids vs. adults game show somebody is holding up a sign that says "Exodus 8:2", the sign is only up for a second before somebody forces the person to put the sign down.

Exodus 8:2 - "If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs."

I will agree the movie is very strange... but I take it for what it is... the opening scene tells you the movie will seem unbelievable but it is a movie about coincidence. You may think "This would never happen!" but in this world it did.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on April 25, 2010, 10:42:25 AM
District 9.

I thought it was really good -- better than Hurt Locker, if that says anything.

 I imagine people into Sci-Fi were probably very excited about the movie, but that's not me, so I didn't have any expectations about the movie, other than that it would be decent because of Peter Jackson. As a result of not having any expectations, I was very pleasantly surprised.  Definitely worth watching.
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Post by: eja117 on April 25, 2010, 11:32:14 AM
Bruno last night. It vas uber gay.  No really. It really was.

Wife didn't like it.

I thought it was between the awesomeness of Borat and the horridness of Ali G, with it being a good handful closer to Ali G.

I'm amazed he is never killed while making these movies
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Post by: MattG12 on April 25, 2010, 12:35:19 PM
Avatar finally!

Twas great, but certainly not a revolutionary film that will change cinema forever as it has been hyped up to be.

I just thought it was a very good movie with a very bad first 20 minutes.
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Post by: guava_wrench on April 25, 2010, 12:44:35 PM
Avatar finally!

Twas great, but certainly not a revolutionary film that will change cinema forever as it has been hyped up to be.

I just thought it was a very good movie with a very bad first 20 minutes.
I thought the special effects were great, but the story was laughingly bad.
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Post by: guava_wrench on April 25, 2010, 12:45:54 PM
I saw Goodbye Solo a few days ago. Excellent movie.

I also watched From Dusk Till Dawn. I expected it to be much better. I though it was pretty bad.
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Post by: Locomotive Breath on April 25, 2010, 01:24:41 PM
Saturday Night Fever
I haven't seen this in years and I must say it is still pretty good. What I love about the 70's movies is the realism they bring, it does feel contrived at all. Even though I hate disco I must say the BEE GEE's songs are really really good in this film.
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Post by: RebusRankin on April 25, 2010, 01:52:14 PM
Avatar in 3d at the Imax yesterday (finally saw it).

Visually and the special effects aspect are revolutionary. Plot is so so.
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Post by: Roy Hobbs on April 25, 2010, 02:51:40 PM
I watched The Box and Atonement this weekend.

The Box started off fairly well.  Unfortunately, they then took it in a direction that was confusing, with huge plot gaps, etc.  It felt like I'd skipped over certain chapters on the dvd.  The last half of the movie really stunk, to the point where I'd give this one a thumbs down.

Atonement was filmed well, was well-acted, had an interesting enough story...  It's just not a story I liked very much.  The world doesn't always have a happy ending, but I'd like my love stories to. 
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Post by: Cman on April 25, 2010, 07:19:57 PM
Saturday Night Fever
I haven't seen this in years and I must say it is still pretty good. What I love about the 70's movies is the realism they bring, it does feel contrived at all. Even though I hate disco I must say the BEE GEE's songs are really really good in this film.

Everytime I see this movie I am amazed at how good it is. 
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Post by: EJPLAYA on April 25, 2010, 08:04:56 PM
Date Night last night. Very funny show. I was prepared for so-so and it was quite a bit better than that. I have a new liking of Tina Fey. She was very funny.
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Post by: guava_wrench on April 25, 2010, 08:40:14 PM
I watched The Box and Atonement this weekend.

The Box started off fairly well.  Unfortunately, they then took it in a direction that was confusing, with huge plot gaps, etc.  It felt like I'd skipped over certain chapters on the dvd.  The last half of the movie really stunk, to the point where I'd give this one a thumbs down.

Atonement was filmed well, was well-acted, had an interesting enough story...  It's just not a story I liked very much.  The world doesn't always have a happy ending, but I'd like my love stories to. 
Though I personally like tragic endings, even in love stories, I agree with your general comments on Atonement. Something about the story just lost me along the way.
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Post by: celticinorlando on April 25, 2010, 08:40:32 PM
Gangs of New York
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Post by: Kiorrik on April 25, 2010, 08:48:31 PM
Black Dynomite

Hilarious :]
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Post by: KCattheStripe on April 25, 2010, 09:56:39 PM
Saw The Losers and Kick Ass this weekend and loved them both.
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Post by: Gomesfan on April 25, 2010, 11:20:25 PM
how to train your dragon....good but did not live up to my expectations!!
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Post by: Gomesfan on April 25, 2010, 11:26:50 PM
I am watching The Hurt LOcker as I am posting......I am falling asleep and it is dragging!!
I had to pick up the laptop and check out CB to wake me up.
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Post by: feckless on April 29, 2010, 11:13:40 AM
Last of the Mohicans

Just watched it again for the umpteenth time & still wow----Hopefully been mentioned here a hundred times but if you haven't seen it--moving, powerful, historic--great acting, great music, great story--movie making at its best>
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Post by: misha on May 01, 2010, 01:00:16 AM
(500) Days of Summer. Good movie.
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Post by: indeedproceed on May 01, 2010, 01:02:09 AM
(500) Days of Summer. Good movie.

The scene with the hall and oats song was priceless.
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Post by: Bahku on May 01, 2010, 01:06:15 AM
Last of the Mohicans

Just watched it again for the umpteenth time & still wow----Hopefully been mentioned here a hundred times but if you haven't seen it--moving, powerful, historic--great acting, great music, great story--movie making at its best>

Thanks for reminding me ... it's been too long since I watched it ... Daniel Day-Lewis in an awesome role. (TP)
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Post by: Bahku on May 01, 2010, 01:07:46 AM
how to train your dragon....good but did not live up to my expectations!!

I really enjoyed it ... good 3D. Very predictable, but for plain fun entertainment factor, I think it came through.
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Post by: indeedproceed on May 01, 2010, 01:27:16 PM
Death At A Funeral....it was like most Chris Rock movies....there were times where I was almost crying I was laughing so hard, and times where I found it tedious. I do however recommend it.
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Post by: lon3lytoaster on May 01, 2010, 01:53:15 PM
Death At A Funeral....it was like most Chris Rock movies....there were times where I was almost crying I was laughing so hard, and times where I found it tedious. I do however recommend it.

Have you seen the original? I did, and I thought that one was hilarious for the most part, but I;d like to know how the two compare.
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Post by: indeedproceed on May 01, 2010, 01:55:19 PM
Death At A Funeral....it was like most Chris Rock movies....there were times where I was almost crying I was laughing so hard, and times where I found it tedious. I do however recommend it.

Have you seen the original? I did, and I thought that one was hilarious for the most part, but I;d like to know how the two compare.

my friend just asked me the same thing on facebook. I haven't seen it but he said it was also awesome, so I guess I will check it out.
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Post by: guava_wrench on May 01, 2010, 02:39:39 PM
Up In The Air. Loved it.
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Post by: Kiorrik on May 27, 2010, 09:15:43 AM
Prince of Persia.

Disney film. I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10, 7 if you haven't seen any trailers.

It's not all that, though it tries to be, but gets ruined by Disney; simple story, predictable and ... well sorry I'll just have to keep it at "simple story". It's *that* simple. There's just nothing to it. All the elements for a great film are there (time travel, great setting, solid actors) but then they end up using time-travel three times or so, for way too simple reasons, and in the end they just set time back to before anything happened and all is well.

I mean come on.

Bad form.

Go see it yourself, but don't pay for any 3D or Imax versions. Oh, and go see Iron Man 2. That was absolutely awesome.

Actually:



Iron man 2

Right, if you like a super hero that actually LIKES being one, that doesn't have any "oh it's so hard being responsible and blablabla" bull to cope with, go see it. It's a super hero that likes hot chicks, fancy cars and lots of booze. He's got a conscience, but he's absolutely out of control and darn stubborn.

The villain is cool, Mikky Rourke is an awesome presence and is really fun to watch in his role. This is one of the films where Samuel L Jackson actually did NOT irritate me.

I'd give it a 8.6 out of 10. Maybe a bit higher. I'll have to see it again ;)

Oh and I just killed a cockroach the size of a flippin' reindeer.
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Post by: misha on June 04, 2010, 11:04:28 AM
Unthinkable. Not bad.
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Post by: MattG12 on June 04, 2010, 11:54:52 AM
(http://planetofthenerds.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/the-road-movie-poster.jpg)

The Road (2009):

This movie was everything I've ever wanted to see in an Apocalypse-based movie. I'm tired of the cliche scenes of national monuments being destroyed, happy endings where the main characters discovers a place where many people are safe and sound, characters still looking like they do their makeup every morning and you wouldn't know that the human race is dying off at a rapid pace, and narrow escapes made by the main character.

This movie did not have anything like that. This movie was gruesome, and also probably the most realistic disaster film ever made. Even though this is the film I've been waiting for, I don't think I would recommend it to anybody and I don't think I'll be watching it again for a long time.

3.5 out of 4 stars


(http://flixchatter.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/the-cove_poster.jpg)

The Cove (2009):

Similar to "The Road" in that some scenes are almost unbearable. This documentary informs the world of a secret cove in Taiji Japan where dolphins are being slaughtered at a dangerous rate. This is a tricky review because I don't want to give away any facts. I will just say that this film won "Best Documentary" at this year's Academy Awards, and I consider it to be the best documentary I've ever seen.

4 out of 4 stars
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Post by: Greenbean on June 04, 2010, 12:01:37 PM
(http://planetofthenerds.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/the-road-movie-poster.jpg)

The Road (2009):

This movie was everything I've ever wanted to see in an Apocalypse-based movie. I'm tired of the cliche scenes of national monuments being destroyed, happy endings where the main characters discovers a place where many people are safe and sound, characters still looking like they do their makeup every morning and you wouldn't know that the human race is dying off at a rapid pace, and narrow escapes made by the main character.

This movie did not have anything like that. This movie was gruesome, and also probably the most realistic disaster film ever made. Even though this is the film I've been waiting for, I don't think I would recommend it to anybody and I don't think I'll be watching it again for a long time.

3.5 out of 4 stars


(http://flixchatter.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/the-cove_poster.jpg)

The Cove (2009):

Similar to "The Road" in that some scenes are almost unbearable. This documentary informs the world of a secret cove in Taiji Japan where dolphins are being slaughtered at a dangerous rate. This is a tricky review because I don't want to give away any facts. I will just say that this film won "Best Documentary" at this year's Academy Awards, and I consider it to be the best documentary I've ever seen.

4 out of 4 stars

Read The Road Matt. It is a great book. Ive seen the movie too which is a good film but the book is much better and left me feeling hopeful rather than despondent as the movie did.
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Post by: Roy Hobbs on June 04, 2010, 12:02:41 PM
(http://planetofthenerds.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/the-road-movie-poster.jpg)

The Road (2009):

This movie was everything I've ever wanted to see in an Apocalypse-based movie. I'm tired of the cliche scenes of national monuments being destroyed, happy endings where the main characters discovers a place where many people are safe and sound, characters still looking like they do their makeup every morning and you wouldn't know that the human race is dying off at a rapid pace, and narrow escapes made by the main character.

This movie did not have anything like that. This movie was gruesome, and also probably the most realistic disaster film ever made. Even though this is the film I've been waiting for, I don't think I would recommend it to anybody and I don't think I'll be watching it again for a long time.

3.5 out of 4 stars

I watched this the other night, as well.  I thought it was very well done.  I figured that it would be hard to match the tone of the book, but I think they did a good job of it.  It's a sad and bleak movie in a lot of ways, but I think the true love between a father and a son comes across well.

If you like slow, atmospheric movies, I'd recommend this one.
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Post by: Bahku on June 04, 2010, 12:08:19 PM
(http://planetofthenerds.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/the-road-movie-poster.jpg)

The Road (2009):

This movie was everything I've ever wanted to see in an Apocalypse-based movie. I'm tired of the cliche scenes of national monuments being destroyed, happy endings where the main characters discovers a place where many people are safe and sound, characters still looking like they do their makeup every morning and you wouldn't know that the human race is dying off at a rapid pace, and narrow escapes made by the main character.

This movie did not have anything like that. This movie was gruesome, and also probably the most realistic disaster film ever made. Even though this is the film I've been waiting for, I don't think I would recommend it to anybody and I don't think I'll be watching it again for a long time.

3.5 out of 4 stars

I watched this the other night, as well.  I thought it was very well done.  I figured that it would be hard to match the tone of the book, but I think they did a good job of it.  It's a sad and bleak movie in a lot of ways, but I think the true love between a father and a son comes across well.

If you like slow, atmospheric movies, I'd recommend this one.

Yeah, really liked it as well. Speaking of "slow, atmospheric" movies, this is an exceptional one ... seriously a cinematic work of art, and an exceptional movie in every way. (An intense murder mystery, as well as a love story).

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0783240325.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
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Post by: barefacedmonk on June 04, 2010, 12:37:36 PM
Napoleon Dynamite....again.

KG was outplayed by Tina last night and I was trying to figure out if Napoleon mixed any steroids in Tina's food....

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Post by: LarBrd33 on June 04, 2010, 12:48:06 PM
"Phoebe in Wonderland" ... Elle Fanning is a good child actress, but the movie was frustrating and annoying. 
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Post by: eja117 on June 04, 2010, 01:18:38 PM
That new Shrek movie. It's better for the parents than the kids and is one of the only kids movies I can think of that makes you come out thankful for your kid and happy you're a parent despite the difficulties
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Post by: misha on June 04, 2010, 07:19:20 PM
(http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/the_lucky_ones_dvd.jpg)

A very good and underrated movie. Rachel McAdams is dreamy  :P
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Post by: Redz on June 04, 2010, 08:50:36 PM
Last 3:

Alice in Wonderland (Depp)
The New Daughter (Costner)
Dead Snow (foreign Nazi/Zombie flick)

meh, meh, and meh
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Post by: Redz on June 04, 2010, 08:51:19 PM
That new Shrek movie. It's better for the parents than the kids and is one of the only kids movies I can think of that makes you come out thankful for your kid and happy you're a parent despite the difficulties
I liked the new Shrek.  Much better than the last one anyhow.
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Post by: RebusRankin on June 04, 2010, 08:58:29 PM
Robin Hood. I liked it.
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Post by: Redz on June 04, 2010, 10:05:47 PM
Robin Hood. I liked it.

Saw that one recently too.  The sets were pretty amazing - especially the nautical ones.
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Post by: misha on June 05, 2010, 05:01:23 PM
(http://kingsheepblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/youth_in_revolt.jpg)

Enjoyable movie. Not as good as the books, but still good.
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Post by: Roy Hobbs on June 05, 2010, 05:55:05 PM
(http://www.impawards.com/2009/posters/five_minutes_of_heaven_ver2.jpg)

I really enjoyed this one.  A very interesting look at grief and at the lives of two men broken by one act.
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Post by: celticinorlando on June 05, 2010, 06:12:58 PM
(http://blog.newsarama.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_wanted-nycc_poster.jpg)

watched it again last night
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Post by: Drucci on June 05, 2010, 06:25:52 PM
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I had already seen it multiple times but it had been a while since my last screening.

Awesome, brilliant movie. Great music, great story, great acting, great atmosphere. Makes you think and wonder after you've watched it and the story really is beautiful. A must see if you don't know it already (don't know if it's famous in the US?)!
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Post by: Edgar on June 06, 2010, 10:39:39 AM

cars   :P
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Post by: GreenFaith1819 on June 06, 2010, 10:42:15 AM
Iron Man II - I thought it was better than the first one.

Really Looking forward to this "Super 8" movie, though..looks like a winner. Very little on the internet about it.
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Post by: Bahku on June 06, 2010, 10:43:30 AM
Iron Man II - I thought it was better than the first one.

Really Looking forward to this "Super 8" movie, though..looks like a winner. Very little on the internet about it.

Really? Wow ... I've got to see this ... I've been hearing a lot of good stuff, and I loved V.1 .... can't wait!
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Post by: dark_lord on June 06, 2010, 10:44:41 AM
going to see this next weekend and looking forward to it very much!

(http://thespotlightreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-karate-kid-jackie-chan-jaden-smith.jpg)
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Post by: misha on June 06, 2010, 10:47:21 AM
I really enjoyed this one.  A very interesting look at grief and at the lives of two men broken by one act.
I liked it too. Both actors carried the film well.
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Post by: Cman on June 06, 2010, 10:58:54 AM
Last Chance Harvey (Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompsen)
It was decent; acted very well.  I liked it better than I thought I would.
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Post by: Bahku on June 06, 2010, 11:02:37 AM
going to see this next weekend and looking forward to it very much!

(http://thespotlightreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-karate-kid-jackie-chan-jaden-smith.jpg)

Me, too, (as you would probably guess, DL) ... Jaden Smith is an amazing little actor, and surely making his dad (Will) very proud. He probably loved getting to work with Jackie ... can you imagine? Wow ... a little kid's dream!
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Post by: dark_lord on June 06, 2010, 11:10:31 AM
going to see this next weekend and looking forward to it very much!

(http://thespotlightreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-karate-kid-jackie-chan-jaden-smith.jpg)

Me, too, (as you would probably guess, DL) ... Jaden Smith is an amazing little actor, and surely making his dad (Will) very proud. He probably loved getting to work with Jackie ... can you imagine? Wow ... a little kid's dream!

definitely.  jackie said that jaden worked his butt off...8 hrs a day on training.  he said he dedication, athleticism, and how quickly he picked up on things were all amazing. 

the only thing that kills me is the title.  it is kung fu, not karate.  takes place in china, not japan. 
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Post by: Bahku on June 06, 2010, 11:14:47 AM
going to see this next weekend and looking forward to it very much!

(http://thespotlightreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-karate-kid-jackie-chan-jaden-smith.jpg)

Me, too, (as you would probably guess, DL) ... Jaden Smith is an amazing little actor, and surely making his dad (Will) very proud. He probably loved getting to work with Jackie ... can you imagine? Wow ... a little kid's dream!

definitely.  jackie said that jaden worked his butt off...8 hrs a day on training.  he said he dedication, athleticism, and how quickly he picked up on things were all amazing. 

the only thing that kills me is the title.  it is kung fu, not karate.  takes place in china, not japan. 

Yeah, that bugged me, too ... from what I hear it doesn't follow the original "Karate Kid" story-line very closely, other than the original premise, but I guess they still wanted to tap into the popularity of the first one ... too bad, I think it would've done just as well, if not better, if they'd let it stand on it's own.
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Post by: dark_lord on June 06, 2010, 11:29:04 AM
going to see this next weekend and looking forward to it very much!

(http://thespotlightreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-karate-kid-jackie-chan-jaden-smith.jpg)

Me, too, (as you would probably guess, DL) ... Jaden Smith is an amazing little actor, and surely making his dad (Will) very proud. He probably loved getting to work with Jackie ... can you imagine? Wow ... a little kid's dream!

definitely.  jackie said that jaden worked his butt off...8 hrs a day on training.  he said he dedication, athleticism, and how quickly he picked up on things were all amazing. 

the only thing that kills me is the title.  it is kung fu, not karate.  takes place in china, not japan. 

Yeah, that bugged me, too ... from what I hear it doesn't follow the original "Karate Kid" story-line very closely, other than the original premise, but I guess they still wanted to tap into the popularity of the first one ... too bad, I think it would've done just as well, if not better, if they'd let it stand on it's own.

co-sign  :)
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Post by: Edgar on June 06, 2010, 11:45:38 AM
and............




cars.




again.

( I am starting to think i can say the dialogues by memory)
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Post by: Bahku on June 06, 2010, 11:53:26 AM
Has anyone seen "Splice" yet? I've heard it is an excellent sci-fi creature-feature, dealing with genetics and mutation.
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Post by: Amonkey on June 06, 2010, 12:04:57 PM
I just saw Prince of Persia.  I thought it was entertaining.  It was basically like a Middle Eastern version of Pirates of Carribbean.  Lots of actions, a easy storyline to follow, not bloody and again, enough action and comedy to get you interested throughout the movie.  It is not a great movie or deep that is gonna question the meaning of life, but it is entertaining enough to watch.
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Post by: celticinorlando on June 06, 2010, 12:39:49 PM
state of play
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Post by: incoherent on June 06, 2010, 12:52:18 PM
Just saw "get him to the Greek".

Kind of funny but far to much awkward silence... It seems like they were trying to improv in a lot of the scenes but they just failed.

6/10
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Post by: j804 on June 06, 2010, 12:55:48 PM
about to watch "Bullitt" on blu ray

is it any good?
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Post by: shookones99 on June 06, 2010, 12:57:12 PM
going to see this next weekend and looking forward to it very much!

(http://thespotlightreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/the-karate-kid-jackie-chan-jaden-smith.jpg)

Me, too, (as you would probably guess, DL) ... Jaden Smith is an amazing little actor, and surely making his dad (Will) very proud. He probably loved getting to work with Jackie ... can you imagine? Wow ... a little kid's dream!

Wow.   Sorry to 2 of my favorite posters... But this movie looks so so SO so bad.   :P ;D    But really though...it does
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Post by: Redz on June 06, 2010, 01:29:47 PM
Has anyone seen "Splice" yet? I've heard it is an excellent sci-fi creature-feature, dealing with genetics and mutation.

Oh Man Bahku...Saw it last night.  A huge disappointment.  It got very hokey, and the science aspect was either largely glossed over totally implausible.  Now, I know you need to have some lee way in sci-fi movies, but this one took a lot of liberties.  

I like both the lead actors too, but umm, not much to work with here.  The mutation was kind of interesting I guess, but I was looking for much more spooky and less hokey.

People on the way out of the theater were pretty much saying things like, "Wellll, I've seen worse." or "I can't believe so and said it was good."
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Post by: jbp126 on June 07, 2010, 07:38:42 PM
Just watched Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat(1944). It was based on a John Steinbeck story about, well, a lifeboat from a American ship destroyed by a German torpedo. I was surprised at how well it holds up for a film that is entirely set in a lifeboat, but that's Hitchcock's genius for you. It reminded me a lot of the TV show Lost because of similar themes of not knowing who to trust and paranoia. Great film though, and I recommend it to all fans of Alfred Hitchcock's work, suspense films, and older war films in general.
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Post by: misha on June 09, 2010, 07:32:53 PM
"Killers" getting some brutal reviews. Anyone seen it? Should I bother?
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Post by: cdif911 on June 09, 2010, 07:50:55 PM
the Blind Side - that one did a good job with my emotions
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Post by: celticinorlando on June 09, 2010, 07:55:33 PM
District 9
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Post by: dark_lord on June 09, 2010, 07:55:46 PM
(http://www.moviesonline.ca/movie-gallery/albums/userpics//poster_District-B13Poster.jpg)

action, martial arts, parkour....its got it all  :)
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Post by: bigtyc55 on June 09, 2010, 08:26:06 PM
Anyone seen Splice? Thought it looked like a smart, creative, intelligent, moral dilemma sci-fi movie.
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Post by: Redz on June 09, 2010, 08:38:32 PM
Anyone seen Splice? Thought it looked like a smart, creative, intelligent, moral dilemma sci-fi movie.

Has anyone seen "Splice" yet? I've heard it is an excellent sci-fi creature-feature, dealing with genetics and mutation.

Oh Man Bahku...Saw it last night.  A huge disappointment.  It got very hokey, and the science aspect was either largely glossed over totally implausible.  Now, I know you need to have some lee way in sci-fi movies, but this one took a lot of liberties. 

I like both the lead actors too, but umm, not much to work with here.  The mutation was kind of interesting I guess, but I was looking for much more spooky and less hokey.

People on the way out of the theater were pretty much saying things like, "Wellll, I've seen worse." or "I can't believe so and said it was good."
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Post by: lovely_20 on June 09, 2010, 09:18:19 PM
Alice in Wonderland...good, until the gift-wrapped ending.  >:(

Manhunter...I love William Petersen.  ;D

Silence of the Lambs...Sir Anthony at his best.

The Shining...Stephen King classic.

OH!! And of course...He Got Game  ;)
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Post by: Kiorrik on June 09, 2010, 09:28:17 PM
Sukiyaki Western Jango

Quite a good laugh, combination between spaghetti westerns and kung fu. Had lots of fun watching it, and it's got Quentin in it. (I think he's funny)
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Post by: ACF on June 10, 2010, 04:31:12 AM
Am I the only person that wasn't blown away by Avatar? Good movie and all but to me it felt kind of overrated.
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Post by: Bahku on June 10, 2010, 06:29:38 AM
"To Catch A Thief" (Grace Kelly/Cary Grant) and "Summer Stock" (Gene Kelly/Judy Garland) ... two all-time favorites.
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Post by: misha on June 11, 2010, 06:39:50 PM
"Green Zone" - so so
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Post by: Chief on June 12, 2010, 03:18:26 PM
Edge of Darkness- Sad to watch old Mel not do his own stunts - movie was average

Hurt Locker- Jeremy Renner did an awesome job but the movie did not seem Best Picture worthy
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Post by: youcanthandlethetruth113 on June 12, 2010, 03:50:29 PM
I watched "Fast Food Nation" 2 nights ago.

I thought it was a phenomenal film and I'd love to hear what others think about it.
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Post by: guava_wrench on June 12, 2010, 04:18:54 PM
Am I the only person that wasn't blown away by Avatar? Good movie and all but to me it felt kind of overrated.
It was fun to look at in iMax, but the script was horrible.

If I hadn't seen it in iMax, I'm not sure I would have liked it at all. Very corny movie.
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Post by: guava_wrench on June 12, 2010, 04:23:16 PM
Waltz with Bashir. Good. Would have been better if I had a better history cache to fully appreciate story.
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Post by: dark_lord on June 12, 2010, 11:07:22 PM
saw karate kid tonight (i hate calling it that, since they do kung fu, and in many countries it is being released as kung fu kid).  it was a GREAT movie.  by far superior to the "original".  great storyline and outstanding fighting.  very authentic fighting, which the original severely lacked.

the original was a classic for many reasons, but this one is superior to it imo.

(some may say i am biased bc i study kung fu)
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Post by: lovely_20 on June 12, 2010, 11:52:49 PM
I saw "Hoosiers" for the first time the other night, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It amazed me that such a small high school could win the state championship. (and the h.s. I graduated from had 30 kids in my class!)  :)
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Post by: ManUp on June 13, 2010, 12:16:10 AM
saw karate kid tonight (i hate calling it that, since they do kung fu, and in many countries it is being released as kung fu kid).  it was a GREAT movie.  by far superior to the "original".  great storyline and outstanding fighting.  very authentic fighting, which the original severely lacked.

the original was a classic for many reasons, but this one is superior to it imo.

(some may say i am biased bc i study kung fu)

Yeah was a truly great movie. I can't believe it was so good. Jayden Smith is turning into a really great young actor. Those asian/chinese child actors were amazing athletes. Jackie Chan was on point. Just a great movie. Defintely recommended.

Edit: Also saw prince of Persia which was good, but nothing special except for that 1 actress :x
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Post by: lovely_20 on June 13, 2010, 12:18:39 AM
Jayden Smith is turning into a really great young actor.

Like father, like son.  ;)
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Post by: bucknersrevenge on June 13, 2010, 01:39:50 AM
saw karate kid tonight (i hate calling it that, since they do kung fu, and in many countries it is being released as kung fu kid).  it was a GREAT movie.  by far superior to the "original".  great storyline and outstanding fighting.  very authentic fighting, which the original severely lacked.

the original was a classic for many reasons, but this one is superior to it imo.

(some may say i am biased bc i study kung fu)

Yeah was a truly great movie. I can't believe it was so good. Jayden Smith is turning into a really great young actor. Those asian/chinese child actors were amazing athletes. Jackie Chan was on point. Just a great movie. Defintely recommended.

Edit: Also saw prince of Persia which was good, but nothing special except for that 1 actress :x

Saw it tonight also and enjoyed it. It doesn't have the quintessential "sweep the leg" line or Bobby's infamous "Put em in a bodybag Johnny!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!" The fact that these kids are much younger than the kids in the original which had a high school setting. I was impressed to see kids performing stuntwork like that at that age. If you really wanna see the high school remake of The Karate Kid watch a move called Never Back Down with Djimon Hounsou which was also good movie.

Also saw the A-Team which I thought worked well too. In Rampage Jackson's first foray into acting I thought he did quite well but Sharlto Copley stole the show as Murdock.
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Post by: Papatrichs on June 13, 2010, 02:32:04 AM
Shrek... the Finals  ;D


The Wrestler - Mickey Rourke
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Post by: freshinthehouse on June 14, 2010, 03:31:05 AM
Das Boot - It's loooong (around 3.5 hours), but it's worth it.  Definitely the best submarine movie I've ever seen.  If you have a big screen and surround sound (which I don't), I bet it's incredible.  Hi-fi fanatics say it has some of the best sound effects you can get on DVD.  I also think it would've been great to see when it first came out.  Since I've seen so many sub movies rip it off, it didn't have quite the same effect for me.

Passion of the Christ - Pretty intense, but not quite as gruesome as the hype suggested.  I do like Gibson as a film maker, and he did a good job of capturing that time period.  The devil character was creepy as well.

Come and See - Russian WWII movie from the mid 80s.  Critics loved it, I just didn't see it.  Bad acting was only topped by bad editing.  The movie uses way too many close-ups.  The third act is good, and it has some haunting images, but this one is for WWII buffs only.

Changling - Clint Eastwood may be the best mainstream director out there.  This is another winner.  Not at the level of Million Dollar Baby or Unforgiven, but still very good.  Great casting.  Angelina Jolie also does a fine job.
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Post by: Bahku on June 14, 2010, 03:38:13 AM
Jayden Smith is turning into a really great young actor.

Like father, like son.  ;)

He was great in his very first movie, and has a long successful career in front of him, along with a good solid, talent-packed, loving family that supports him. Love his Dad, his Mom and him as well ... all great actors and wonderful people.
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Post by: jarufu on June 14, 2010, 04:36:04 AM
Wolfman:  Cack
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Post by: LB3533 on June 14, 2010, 09:27:44 PM
The Karate Kid (2010) - Awesome film. I too, felt it is overall better than the original. (You can't beat Mr. Miyagi). This one was all about the "Karate Kid" and the new film portrayed the lead character better, more of a front and center type of focus.

* The training montages were better, longer, and more intricate.

* The cinematography & visuals of China were breath taking and shot so well compared to the original's visuals.

* The overall musical score is terrific, though there isn't that one superb theme track.

* Acting performances by Jaden and Jackie were strong.

* Fight scenes were well choreographed and felt more brutal & intense. (I wonder how Will and Jada felt watching their son get crushed and beaten down over and over!!)

Overall, one of the great films of 2010, right up there with How to Train Your Dragon.

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Post by: Redz on June 14, 2010, 09:40:21 PM
Iron Man 2

entertaining I guess

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Post by: Edgar on June 14, 2010, 10:49:26 PM
Cars.

for 1,238,498 time.
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Post by: shookones99 on June 15, 2010, 10:57:52 AM
OK so I was a big Karate Kid doubter.  But after reading all the positive responses on this site I went and checked it out.   It's GOOD.  Way better than I expected.

I also just saw The Road.  Awesome movie.  Harsh, but awesome.
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Post by: ACF on June 15, 2010, 11:01:40 AM
OK so I was a big Karate Kid doubter.  But after reading all the positive responses on this site I went and checked it out.   It's GOOD.  Way better than I expected.

I also just saw The Road.  Awesome movie.  Harsh, but awesome.

Best movie I have seen in years.
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Post by: shookones99 on June 15, 2010, 11:15:09 AM
OK so I was a big Karate Kid doubter.  But after reading all the positive responses on this site I went and checked it out.   It's GOOD.  Way better than I expected.

I also just saw The Road.  Awesome movie.  Harsh, but awesome.

Best movie I have seen in years.
The Road right?   Certainly the best movie I've seen in a looong time.
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Post by: j804 on June 15, 2010, 11:20:31 AM
OK so I was a big Karate Kid doubter.  But after reading all the positive responses on this site I went and checked it out.   It's GOOD.  Way better than I expected.

I also just saw The Road.  Awesome movie.  Harsh, but awesome.

Best movie I have seen in years.
The Road right?   Certainly the best movie I've seen in a looong time.

+3 for The Road, movie was just awesome, great acting felt sooo real
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Post by: Edgar on June 15, 2010, 11:55:28 AM
Cars.

for 1,238,498 time.

1,238,499
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Post by: dark_lord on June 16, 2010, 06:06:04 PM
OK so I was a big Karate Kid doubter.  But after reading all the positive responses on this site I went and checked it out.   It's GOOD.  Way better than I expected.

u shouldnt doubt the dark lord's taste ;)

glad u enjoyed it!
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Post by: indeedproceed on June 17, 2010, 11:38:38 AM
I just saw Hot Tub Time Machine. Loved it.
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Post by: Edgar on June 17, 2010, 12:40:42 PM
Cars.

for 1,238,498 time.

1,238,499

1,238,500
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Post by: Birdbrain on June 17, 2010, 12:44:01 PM
I just watched the Wolfman and I have to see it wasn't the CGI crap fest I thought it would be.  Very gory like monster movie should be.
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Post by: celts55 on June 17, 2010, 12:54:05 PM
I watched Hoosiers again. I'm ready now.
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Post by: muddy02 on June 17, 2010, 01:07:19 PM
Donnie Brasco
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Post by: tgreanier on June 17, 2010, 01:24:08 PM
Hot Tub Time Machine.

I swear I saw DJ and Bird....
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Post by: dark_lord on June 20, 2010, 06:22:37 PM
toy story 3.  good movie and fun in 3d. 
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Post by: misha on June 20, 2010, 06:43:39 PM
"The Losers". I initially thought it was about how Lakers and the refs took the title from us but it's just another action flick. Zoe Saldana made it bearable.
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Post by: shookones99 on June 20, 2010, 06:43:59 PM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind   =====>>  Dope
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Post by: twinbree on June 20, 2010, 07:04:18 PM
Today: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Die Another Day. Now watching Tomorrow Never Dies. Yesterday I watched Thunderball, Golden Eye, From Russia with Love, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds are Forever plus the Bourne Identity. Sigh don't ask  :-\

The last movie I saw of my own will was the Count of Monte Cristo. The movie deviated quite a bit from the story I remembered but it was wasn't bad.
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Post by: freshinthehouse on June 20, 2010, 10:19:13 PM
Saw a bunch of movies lately, so here goes.

The Road- Dug it, but it wasn't as fantastic as I thought it'd be.  Visually it was beautiful, but I didn't think it had enough tension in it.

-Wolfman- transversely, this wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  It was pretty blah, and not worth a rent, but from what I'd heard I was preparing myself for MST3K material.

Legion- Craptastic.  I have a soft spot for end of the world movies, and this still struck out with me.  Awful, awful dialogue.

The Hidden- Late 80s buddy cop movie with a sci-fi twist.  It's nothing fantastic, but it's pretty original.

Up in the Air- Loved it.  Definitely deserved all the award season pub its got.  George Clooney delivers another winner.

the Perfect Getaway- Decent rental.  Steve Zahn is always a good time, and it keeps your attention throughout.

Notorious- I usually dig Hitchcock, and this one of his most praised movies, but it didn't do much for me.  I bet in its day it was something else, but so many movies have ripped off Notorious' ending that it doesn't deliver much of a whollop anymore.
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Post by: twinbree on June 20, 2010, 10:55:25 PM
I'm watching License to Kill right now. Can't believe I'd forgotten what an awful Bond Timothy Dalton was.
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Post by: guava_wrench on June 20, 2010, 11:32:43 PM
Farewell My Concubine. A bit long. Probably lost a lot in translation since I don't know much about Chinese culture and history. Still very enjoyable.
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Post by: twinbree on June 21, 2010, 11:14:41 PM
I'm watching Rocky IV (my favorite one). Too bad Stallone had  to ruin a great thing with that awful sequel. The last Rambo at least was campy and unintentionally hilarious. Rocky Balboa was just a dud.
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Post by: Edgar on June 21, 2010, 11:50:52 PM
mmm.....

cars
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Post by: lon3lytoaster on June 22, 2010, 02:03:44 AM
Toy Story 3. Now, I was a little kid when the first ones came out and I loved them then, Im 18 now and TS3 was still incredible. Seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in eons. It actually touched me emotionally, which is something extremely few movies can claim.
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Post by: guava_wrench on June 22, 2010, 02:37:40 AM
The Messenger. Woody Harrelson movie where he and another guy (who is really the lead) inform next of kin that their loved one was killed in battle. Very touching. Well made.

I have to thank Netflix's automated recommendations because I hadn't actually heard of the movie before.
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Post by: Bahku on June 22, 2010, 03:05:57 AM
"Forrest Gump" ... and in memory of Edgar's absence this weekend ... "Cars"!

(Was gonna watch "The Incredibles", but my cell phone had other ideas)  :P

Going through heavy Celtic Game withdrawal.
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Post by: dark_lord on June 22, 2010, 10:58:49 AM
Toy Story 3. Now, I was a little kid when the first ones came out and I loved them then, Im 18 now and TS3 was still incredible. Seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in eons. It actually touched me emotionally, which is something extremely few movies can claim.

i agree about the emotion aspect of it.  the people at disney and pixar and unbelievable at what they do!
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Post by: Redz on June 22, 2010, 11:06:53 AM
Toy Story 3. Now, I was a little kid when the first ones came out and I loved them then, Im 18 now and TS3 was still incredible. Seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in eons. It actually touched me emotionally, which is something extremely few movies can claim.

i agree about the emotion aspect of it.  the people at disney and pixar and unbelievable at what they do!

I think this one's on the docket for next weekend.  Did you see it in 3D?  We finally got a 3D theater near us.

I saw Karate Kid last weekend with my family.  Nice movie. The scenery in China was pretty amazing (not sure why they had to practice on top of the Great Wall, but it made for a great looking scene).  I also thought they could have done a bit more to capture the political environment. 

Really enjoyed it though. Totally different animal than the original.
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Post by: Jon Niednagel on June 22, 2010, 12:00:19 PM
I watched Toy Story 3 (in 3-D) with my two boys on Father's day. It is worth seeing, especially if you can see it in 3-D.

I also watched "I am a cyborg... but it's okay" on the Sundance Channel recently. It is a Korean film (fictional drama) about mental illness. It was good and captured my interest, but my interest in it probably had as much to do with my curiosity about how mental illness is perceived and managed in other cultures as it did the story. So if it sucks, I apologize in advance.
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Post by: dark_lord on June 23, 2010, 10:29:57 AM
Toy Story 3. Now, I was a little kid when the first ones came out and I loved them then, Im 18 now and TS3 was still incredible. Seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in eons. It actually touched me emotionally, which is something extremely few movies can claim.

i agree about the emotion aspect of it.  the people at disney and pixar and unbelievable at what they do!

I think this one's on the docket for next weekend.  Did you see it in 3D?  We finally got a 3D theater near us.

yes, in 3d.  first movie i have seen in 3d since 80s, lol.  definitely cool.  it was in 3d but didnt have any cheap 3d tricks to startle the viewer.

Quote
I saw Karate Kid last weekend with my family.  Nice movie. The scenery in China was pretty amazing (not sure why they had to practice on top of the Great Wall, but it made for a great looking scene).  I also thought they could have done a bit more to capture the political environment. 

Really enjoyed it though. Totally different animal than the original.

the chinese govt donated 5 million dollars towards the film, so they would never allow for the political environment to be explored.
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Post by: lon3lytoaster on June 23, 2010, 10:33:11 AM
Toy Story 3. Now, I was a little kid when the first ones came out and I loved them then, Im 18 now and TS3 was still incredible. Seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in eons. It actually touched me emotionally, which is something extremely few movies can claim.

i agree about the emotion aspect of it.  the people at disney and pixar and unbelievable at what they do!

I think this one's on the docket for next weekend.  Did you see it in 3D?  We finally got a 3D theater near us.

I saw Karate Kid last weekend with my family.  Nice movie. The scenery in China was pretty amazing (not sure why they had to practice on top of the Great Wall, but it made for a great looking scene).  I also thought they could have done a bit more to capture the political environment. 

Really enjoyed it though. Totally different animal than the original.

Redz, No. No no no. You drop everything and go see Toy Story 3 now. it's that good =P
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Post by: Redz on June 23, 2010, 10:36:41 AM
I watched Toy Story 3 (in 3-D) with my two boys on Father's day. It is worth seeing, especially if you can see it in 3-D.

I also watched "I am a cyborg... but it's okay" on the Sundance Channel recently. It is a Korean film (fictional drama) about mental illness. It was good and captured my interest, but my interest in it probably had as much to do with my curiosity about how mental illness is perceived and managed in other cultures as it did the story. So if it sucks, I apologize in advance.

Sounds interesting.  Did it offer any insights to what you sought?
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Post by: Redz on June 23, 2010, 10:37:33 AM
Toy Story 3. Now, I was a little kid when the first ones came out and I loved them then, Im 18 now and TS3 was still incredible. Seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in eons. It actually touched me emotionally, which is something extremely few movies can claim.

i agree about the emotion aspect of it.  the people at disney and pixar and unbelievable at what they do!

I think this one's on the docket for next weekend.  Did you see it in 3D?  We finally got a 3D theater near us.

I saw Karate Kid last weekend with my family.  Nice movie. The scenery in China was pretty amazing (not sure why they had to practice on top of the Great Wall, but it made for a great looking scene).  I also thought they could have done a bit more to capture the political environment. 

Really enjoyed it though. Totally different animal than the original.

Redz, No. No no no. You drop everything and go see Toy Story 3 now. it's that good =P

No can do!  Gotta go with the whole family or there will be THAT's NOT FAIR claims to answer to.
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Post by: mafalda.vamos on June 23, 2010, 11:06:01 AM
"Obsessed" starring by Beyoncé,Ali Larter and Idris Elba.
i watched it last night on HBO Asia.
it was lame. but Beyoncé looked pretty.
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Post by: misha on June 23, 2010, 11:09:38 AM
"Obsessed" starring by Beyoncé,Ali Larter and Idris Elba.
i watched it last night on HBO Asia.
it was lame. but Beyoncé looked pretty.
She always does ;)
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Post by: Rickretro on June 23, 2010, 12:18:04 PM
Bronson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMJ1c3qxOWc
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Post by: Las Vegas Asian on June 26, 2010, 05:41:23 AM
The Karate Kid (2010) - Awesome film. I too, felt it is overall better than the original. (You can't beat Mr. Miyagi). This one was all about the "Karate Kid" and the new film portrayed the lead character better, more of a front and center type of focus.

* The training montages were better, longer, and more intricate.

* The cinematography & visuals of China were breath taking and shot so well compared to the original's visuals.

* The overall musical score is terrific, though there isn't that one superb theme track.

* Acting performances by Jaden and Jackie were strong.

* Fight scenes were well choreographed and felt more brutal & intense. (I wonder how Will and Jada felt watching their son get crushed and beaten down over and over!!)

Overall, one of the great films of 2010, right up there with How to Train Your Dragon.



I have to agree with everything you said. Having grown up with the original I really didn't have high hopes for the remake. However surprisingly it stands on equal ground and in many ways surpasses the 1984 classic. It is one of the few films that I've seen in a while that really lived up to all the great reviews and deservedly so.

I also saw Prince of Persia in a D-Box motion theater. An okay movie made into a awesome experience with the bass speakers installed in the motion seats. If you have one near you it is definitely worth the extra cost($20each).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apc8OU98r54&feature=channel
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Post by: LB3533 on June 26, 2010, 04:49:42 PM
Recently saw: August Rush (2007) for the 1st time. It is one of my favorite films of all time.

(http://l.yimg.com/eb/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/august_rush/augustrush_galleryposter.jpg)
 

* Wonderful acting done by the lead Freddie Highmore.

* The music, soundtrack, score are tremendous; really enhances the emotion of the film.

* The film itself expresses a powerful message about belief & faith....something we've all had for our respective sports teams and sports figures.

* The overall film experience is something a whole family or loved ones can all enjoy or be shared with.
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Post by: bigtyc55 on June 26, 2010, 05:32:03 PM
Youth in Revolt - a pretty funny and effective coming of age movie with Michael Cera

She's Out of My League - not bad, not great, decently funny, Jay Baruchel is always good for some laughs, only thing was they say the girl in the movie is a perfect "10", I just didn't see it, I mean attractive yes, but perfect 10 no.

Adventureland - like Youth in Revolt it's a good coming of age story, I liked it a lot, set in the 80s, that kid from Zombieland is in it and I liked him better in this, Kristin Stewart was surprisingly decent in it as well

The Escapist - an old school prison escape movie, Brian Cox is great, set in London, I just love prison movies/shows and there aren't too many movies that are good (Felon is awesome, check it out), and this was pretty good overall

Gonna watch The Road tonight, heard great things on here about it
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Post by: Redz on June 26, 2010, 05:55:16 PM
Saw Toy Story 3 the other.  I had an ongoing distraction with the kids sitting behind (long story), but the parts of the movie that I was able to able to actually able to kick back and relax for were good.
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Post by: ManUp on June 26, 2010, 06:28:41 PM
(http://amillatwocents.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/crank2_poster1.jpg)

A brainless action flick with crude language, excessive gore, and nudity left and right.

I loved it!  ;D
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Post by: KCattheStripe on June 26, 2010, 06:44:38 PM
Youth in Revolt - a pretty funny and effective coming of age movie with Michael Cera

She's Out of My League - not bad, not great, decently funny, Jay Baruchel is always good for some laughs, only thing was they say the girl in the movie is a perfect "10", I just didn't see it, I mean attractive yes, but perfect 10 no.




I thought She's Outta My League was like if you took everything controversial out of "Chasing Amy". I didn't hate it, that was just my first impression.
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Post by: Bahku on July 01, 2010, 01:52:22 AM
Took my niece and nephew to "Toy Story 3 - Disney 3D" today ... I think I loved it more than they did! Awesome flick ... really had something for everyone, and was an actual Pixar tear-jerker. Recommended highly.
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Post by: misha on July 01, 2010, 06:59:05 AM
Terminator Salvation. A good action film. Maybe not follows the terminator franchise guidelines like some fans complained, but I still liked it.
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Post by: boscel33 on July 01, 2010, 08:16:05 AM
grown ups.  i laughed my butt (sound better than tush) off!

No profanity please, not even when you mask it!
- Kiorrik / Dirk
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Post by: mafalda.vamos on July 02, 2010, 03:48:15 AM
dazed and confused by richard linklater
i usually like his movies
but this one...maybe i'm too old? ::)

i prefer the "rumble fish" style of american youth movies.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on July 05, 2010, 02:25:24 PM
'Neverwas'

Brittany Murphy is very sweet there, as usual. Gone way too early.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on July 05, 2010, 03:00:19 PM
Toy Story 3. Excellent film.

Going to see Karate Kid tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: JSD on July 05, 2010, 03:02:34 PM
Toy Story 3. Excellent film.

Going to see Karate Kid tomorrow.

I've heard excellent reviews on Toy Story 3 from my friends who have kids.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: celticinorlando on July 05, 2010, 03:04:15 PM
Grown Ups...not too bad...pretty funny
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on July 05, 2010, 03:23:04 PM
Toy Story 3. Excellent film.

Going to see Karate Kid tomorrow.

I've heard excellent reviews on Toy Story 3 from my friends who have kids.

If you liked the first two, you'll like this one too. Just a very well done movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on July 05, 2010, 04:49:57 PM
Anybody seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Its on my rental list and would be interested in feedback.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: birdwatcher on July 05, 2010, 05:36:34 PM
Karate Kid--long but decent. Retold in a way that it isn't just a recycled story from an overrated movie in the 80's (come on guys, I was 9 or 10 when it came out and even I knew it was bad then)   :-\
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on July 08, 2010, 02:01:00 PM
Winter's Bone

Kind of an old style movie based on storyline and photography.  It draws you into a world you'd just as soon not know exists.  Grim, yet gripping backwoods tale that deals with values a bit skewed from what we might be used to, but values nonetheless.  Pretty intense cast of characters.  A few stereo-types, maybe, but no cliches (and no sentimentality).  John Hawkes is superb!

I left the movie feeling a taste of innocence in early childhood, though short lived, is better than no taste at all.     
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on July 08, 2010, 02:19:25 PM
Bronson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMJ1c3qxOWc

since nobody said anything about this, I loved, loved, loved this movie. Incredibly messed up, leaves you wanting to punch something in the face repeatedly. Its not a happy movie, its not a sad movie really. It is violent, but well done..and not some cheap grindhouse kind of violent. Its a portrait of a man who is completely screwed up before he goes to jail, and in jail he exponentially gets screwed up more. The thing is though, that he's not really sad. In fact, he's completely unapologetic.

Recently I've seen....

Unthinkable (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/unthinkable/)
-Straight to DVD release that I honestly liked a lot. Its pretty hit or miss with critics, but Samuel L Jackson is typical Samuel L Jackson here. (http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/755750/) Not the snuff film you might expect it to be, it follows a terrorist who must be interrogated by a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent. It poses a moral question, and the answer is more ambiguous than the ending might seem on first watch.

I've also seen the Expendables, which was kinda crappy, and all the other movies everyone else has seen (Hot Tub, Kick-Mike Breen, etc...)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on July 08, 2010, 03:11:40 PM
Karate Kid was good if a little too long. I also would have done one or two things differently.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on July 08, 2010, 03:37:58 PM
Karate Kid was good if a little too long. I also would have done one or two things differently.

like called it "Kung-Fu kid"? ANd not let Will Smith buy a movie for his son to star in?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on July 09, 2010, 07:44:54 PM
Whip It
Drew Barrymore directed it, stars Ellen Page.
Thought it was pretty good.  I hate to admit it, but I'm a big Ellen Page fan.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on July 10, 2010, 01:38:43 AM
Whip It
Drew Barrymore directed it, stars Ellen Page.
Thought it was pretty good.  I hate to admit it, but I'm a big Ellen Page fan.
I love her too, she's great.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 10, 2010, 02:35:07 AM
Cars


but for once

I will post this one

Uno la historia de un gol

I really recommend it so please take it serious, prices talk by themselves tough ;)


http://www.uno.com.sv/principal.php

(http://www.uno.com.sv/descargas/UNO2_1600x1000%20.jpg)

worth it beleive it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on July 10, 2010, 02:38:00 AM
Saw Predators today.  I enjoy it.  It's not as good as the original (obviously), but it was still a lot of fun.  Definitely worth seven bucks.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 10, 2010, 02:38:40 AM
Cars


but for once

I will post this one

Uno la historia de un gol

I really recommend it so please take it serious, prices talk by themselves tough ;)


http://www.uno.com.sv/principal.php

(http://www.uno.com.sv/descargas/UNO2_1600x1000%20.jpg)

worth it beleive it.

p.s. true story
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on July 10, 2010, 08:28:50 AM
Karate Kid was good if a little too long. I also would have done one or two things differently.

like called it "Kung-Fu kid"? ANd not let Will Smith buy a movie for his son to star in?

it was actually released in a lot of countries under that name.  they released it as karate kid in america bc of the association of the name.  similar to how bruce lee's way of the dragon film was released in america as return of the dragon bc it wanted the association of his enter the dragon film. 

will smith's kid was great in the movie, especially with his training, which was prevalent in the film.  jackie chan blogged throughout the filming and months prior to filming about how amazed he was with jaden's dedication to learn and his athleticism.  as someone who does kung fu, i was amazed at how well jaden's form and flexibility was for someone who only had 8-12 months of training.  kung fu is one of those things that looks really easy on tv but when you actually do it, is very difficult.  kung fu means "time and energy", and thats exactly what someone has to do if they want to improve.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on July 10, 2010, 09:10:32 AM
Observe and Report. Nothing special.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on July 10, 2010, 09:38:55 AM
The Invention of Lying.
Short, interesting premise, so-so.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on July 10, 2010, 10:47:42 AM
(http://www.thecinemasource.com/moviesdb/images/Mongol_The_Rise_of_Genghis_Khan-DVD_Contest.jpg)

Great movie and great story.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61PDO652%2BlL.jpg)

A not so typical gritty crime movie. It kept me entertained from start to finish, very gory.

Both are on Netflix instant stream.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on July 10, 2010, 09:41:39 PM
Despicable Me is a must see.  Very funny and sweet.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RockinRyA on July 10, 2010, 10:15:40 PM
Whip It
Drew Barrymore directed it, stars Ellen Page.
Thought it was pretty good.  I hate to admit it, but I'm a big Ellen Page fan.

love her, she's one of my crushes!

anyway last movie i watched was Toy Story 3... i dunno but it made me cry  :'(
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on July 10, 2010, 10:20:05 PM
Whip It
Drew Barrymore directed it, stars Ellen Page.
Thought it was pretty good.  I hate to admit it, but I'm a big Ellen Page fan.

love her, she's one of my crushes!

anyway last movie i watched was Toy Story 3... i dunno but it made me cry  :'(

Toy Story 3 was awesome! Gonna go again when I get a chance ... a true Pixar "tear-jerker" with something for everyone! Loved it! (Great to see you again, R2 ... hope you'll stick around! TP).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on July 10, 2010, 10:40:27 PM
Whip It
Drew Barrymore directed it, stars Ellen Page.
Thought it was pretty good.  I hate to admit it, but I'm a big Ellen Page fan.

love her, she's one of my crushes!

anyway last movie i watched was Toy Story 3... i dunno but it made me cry  :'(

Toy Story 3 was awesome! Gonna go again when I get a chance ... a true Pixar "tear-jerker" with something for everyone! Loved it! (Great to see you again, R2 ... hope you'll stick around! TP).

Despicable Me was better than Toy Story!  Loved it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RockinRyA on July 10, 2010, 10:59:37 PM
Whip It
Drew Barrymore directed it, stars Ellen Page.
Thought it was pretty good.  I hate to admit it, but I'm a big Ellen Page fan.

love her, she's one of my crushes!

anyway last movie i watched was Toy Story 3... i dunno but it made me cry  :'(

Toy Story 3 was awesome! Gonna go again when I get a chance ... a true Pixar "tear-jerker" with something for everyone! Loved it! (Great to see you again, R2 ... hope you'll stick around! TP).

Back atcha! yeah a few posts here and there but mostly just lurking, you know, keep myself updated. philippine collegiate season has just started and now i have something to occupy myself now that its offseason.

anyway planning to watch despicable me next, although it still wasnt showing here
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on July 10, 2010, 11:05:19 PM
Whip It
Drew Barrymore directed it, stars Ellen Page.
Thought it was pretty good.  I hate to admit it, but I'm a big Ellen Page fan.

love her, she's one of my crushes!

anyway last movie i watched was Toy Story 3... i dunno but it made me cry  :'(

Toy Story 3 was awesome! Gonna go again when I get a chance ... a true Pixar "tear-jerker" with something for everyone! Loved it! (Great to see you again, R2 ... hope you'll stick around! TP).

Back atcha! yeah a few posts here and there but mostly just lurking, you know, keep myself updated. philippine collegiate season has just started and now i have something to occupy myself now that its offseason.

anyway planning to watch despicable me next, although it still wasnt showing here

Let me know what you think of Despicable Me.  It really is instantly one of my favorites.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RockinRyA on July 10, 2010, 11:34:22 PM
Whip It
Drew Barrymore directed it, stars Ellen Page.
Thought it was pretty good.  I hate to admit it, but I'm a big Ellen Page fan.

love her, she's one of my crushes!

anyway last movie i watched was Toy Story 3... i dunno but it made me cry  :'(

Toy Story 3 was awesome! Gonna go again when I get a chance ... a true Pixar "tear-jerker" with something for everyone! Loved it! (Great to see you again, R2 ... hope you'll stick around! TP).

Back atcha! yeah a few posts here and there but mostly just lurking, you know, keep myself updated. philippine collegiate season has just started and now i have something to occupy myself now that its offseason.

anyway planning to watch despicable me next, although it still wasnt showing here

Let me know what you think of Despicable Me.  It really is instantly one of my favorites.

yeah, it was on the movie previews when i watched toy story 3, and my girlfriend said "looks cute, let's watch that"
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on July 11, 2010, 05:30:23 AM
'Killers'. Waste of time.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on July 11, 2010, 09:10:31 AM
(http://www.thecinemasource.com/moviesdb/images/Mongol_The_Rise_of_Genghis_Khan-DVD_Contest.jpg)

Great movie and great story.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61PDO652%2BlL.jpg)

A not so typical gritty crime movie. It kept me entertained from start to finish, very gory.

Both are on Netflix instant stream.


I'm curious to what the 1st movie is. The picture is not showing up.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on July 11, 2010, 09:14:14 AM
It's Complicated
Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin
overall: so-so.  I liked Streep more than I normally do, and Baldwin was pretty good.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on July 11, 2010, 10:13:55 AM
(http://www.thecinemasource.com/moviesdb/images/Mongol_The_Rise_of_Genghis_Khan-DVD_Contest.jpg)

Great movie and great story.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61PDO652%2BlL.jpg)

A not so typical gritty crime movie. It kept me entertained from start to finish, very gory.

Both are on Netflix instant stream.


I'm curious to what the 1st movie is. The picture is not showing up.

Mongol: Rise of Ghenghis Khan it's a really good movie. It's a biopic of Ghenghis Khan the 1st of what's supposed to be a trilogy. It's a foreign movie so it's in subtitles, but it's a good watch it has great visuals, great characters, and great actions seens.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: filmexec on July 11, 2010, 11:45:10 AM
I saw a film named "American Streetballers" on cable. Terrific film about Urban Kids and the lives they lead. A "Real" story about how people deal with their lives in difficult
situations. All that wrapped in Love Stories about Basketball and a girl. I really loved the Humanity and Storyline! A Special
Film about Real People! Watch it on Cable or if it's in a Theater.
 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Green Man on July 11, 2010, 11:49:50 AM
Went to BlockBuster yesterday and did a 3 for $20, came out with:

The Road
Pirate Radio
Up in the Air

The only one I have seen so far was Up In the Air and it was great.

Cannot wait for Inception to come out this weekend, the reviews so far are tremendous.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on July 11, 2010, 08:52:28 PM
i saw last airbender today.  i watch the show so i was skeptical if i would like it bc it has been said if you watch the show, u dont like the movie, but if you dont watch the show u enjoy the film.  im looking forward to the next two.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on July 11, 2010, 10:33:16 PM
i saw last airbender today.  i watch the show so i was skeptical if i would like it bc it has been said if you watch the show, u dont like the movie, but if you dont watch the show u enjoy the film.  im looking forward to the next two.

I saw awful reviews across the board. I saw awful reviews of "Push" though too, and I liked that. You think its worth it if I don't know item 1 about the show?

I was also thinking about watching the anime movies on netflix. they're streaming.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: wdleehi on July 13, 2010, 11:52:19 PM
I saw "the Invention of Lying"


I enjoyed it.  Wasn't great but I laughed.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on July 17, 2010, 09:44:54 AM
The Watchmen.

I read the book/graphic novel/comic book series about 18 months ago (on a suggestion from someone here on CB, no less!), and have been waiting to see the movie.

My wife and I finally got it via Netflix and watched it last night.  I liked it better than I thought I would.  But glad I used Netflix, instead of paying $$$ at the theater (in fairness, I would say that about most movies).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on July 17, 2010, 09:50:56 AM
(http://art8amby.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/inception.jpg)

**** (Out of 4)

This film was astounding. I went in to the theater with extremely high expectations after following this film for the better part of two years. I consider Christopher Nolan to be one of the best living directors out there. Memento is on my short list of roughly 30 movies that I have deemed "perfect". The Prestige had me interested in magic for weeks afterward, and it continues to have that affect after each viewing. Insomnia was an excellent crime thriller although not quite as BIG as Nolan's other films. The Dark Knight pulled off a miracle by getting me interested in a superhero movie. As a child I was never in the least bit interested in superheroes. I never picked up a comic. I never watched previous superhero movies. The Spiderman, X-Men, etc. hype never caught me.

Inception joins Memento on that short list of top notch movies. With that being said, I still will need to view this movie a couple more times in order to get a full grasp on the plot. The movie starts off very confusing as Nolan chooses to cut back and forth within the story much like he did with Memento. Eventually the audience starts to get a grasp of what exactly is going on. Then there was about 45 minutes of full understanding before the ending which was also a bit confusing... I wouldn't say it was confusing. It was just an ambiguous ending a lot like Shutter Island that has evidence supporting two different views of the entire movie.

Hans Zimmer composed a score for this film comparable to the greatness of his "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Last Samurai" scores. The music went along perfectly with the film and succeeded in setting the tone for each scene. With that being said I don't think I could listen to it alone in the car like I can with my favorite film scores like Slumdog Millionaire, The Assassination of Jesse James, Atonement, etc.

The acting was excellent as I expected it to be. With a cast boasting the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, and Michael Caine you can't expect anything other than brilliance. Ellen Page stepped up for me as well, she was a terrific character to the story and I can't imagine anybody playing the part better than she did. Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy were brilliant. I had never heard of either of them before seeing Inception, but I am excited to see more from them in the future.

As far as the plot goes, I do not want to give away too much. It was an extremely complex movie similar to a David Lynch movie, Memento, Eyes Wide Shut, etc. The film is about dreams and the way that it is filmed, in its entirety, is similar to the structure of a dream. Dom Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, enters the minds of others through group dreaming in order to steal their ideas. Of course dreams are not always simple. We have lucid dreams, nightmares, multi-layered dreams, etc. Our minds are extremely complicated as is this film. Again I don't want to give away too much about this plot. 1 because I don't want to spoil it. 2 because I need more viewings to fully understand it.

See this film if you are a Nolan fan, an action fan, a DiCaprio fan, a psychological thriller fan, etc. One trailer for this movie says that it is The Matrix meets James Bond. I believe that is an accurate description for what exactly the genre of this movie would be. In order to also bring the plot, acting, and sheer greatness into play you can say it is The Matrix meets Bond, meets Memento, meets Shutter Island, meets the Dark Knight. I would prefer to just say that the movie is Inception and with all of the similarities it has to other films, I found it to be completely original.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy Hobbs on July 17, 2010, 09:53:54 AM
I saw Inception.  I really enjoyed it, because it's unique, and Hollywood doesn't make enough unique movies.  There are individual scenes that are hard to follow on a first viewing, as the storyline has multiple layers.  The overall movie is easy enough to follow, though, and some of the visuals are amazing.  The only criticism I have is that some of the action sequences go on for a little too long; it's almost like the intellectual scenes are fascinating, but the action becomes boring in spots.

I think this is one that I'll appreciate even more after watching it multiple times. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on July 17, 2010, 10:18:45 AM
After these last two reviews of Inception, it will be on my radar in the near future.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on July 18, 2010, 07:14:12 PM
The Matrix meets Bond, meets Memento, meets Shutter Island, meets the Dark Knight. I would prefer to just say that the movie is Inception and with all of the similarities it has to other films, I found it to be completely original.

Yup tp
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Green Man on July 18, 2010, 07:58:48 PM
Just bought 8 movies from blockbuster in my area going out of business:

1.) The Road
2.) Pirate Radio
3.) Up in the Air
4.) Eastern Promises
5.) Frost/Nixon
6.) Blood Diamond
7.) Five Minutes of Heaven
8.) Children of Men

Pretty good deal as they were all 4 bucks each.

Anyways just watched "Vanilla Sky" for the first time, had bought it a while ago and had been putting it off. It was nothing like I thought it would be, and that's in a good way. It was tremendous. Don't really know why everyone I have talked too and critics hate the movie so much. Probably all those Tom Cruise haters.

The whole concept of the film is amazing, even though it is a remake of a Spanish film. It's such an emotional movie. It's a very dark movie, but it's presented in very effective intellectual/psychological manner dealing with perception and what's real or not.

 The whole dream thing was really amazing and I knew I had to watch it now before I saw Inception, because I've heard of similarities between the two. And it also has a killer soundtrack that fits the mood of the movie perfectly. Probably Cruise's best movie in my opinion.

It is instantly one of my top movies of all time. Multiple viewings are required to understand it all better.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on July 18, 2010, 08:18:23 PM
Anyways just watched "Vanilla Sky" for the first time, had bought it a while ago and had been putting it off. It was nothing like I thought it would be, and that's in a good way. It was tremendous. Don't really know why everyone I have talked too and critics hate the movie so much. Probably all those Tom Cruise haters.

The whole concept of the film is amazing, even though it is a remake of a Spanish film. It's such an emotional movie. It's a very dark movie, but it's presented in very effective intellectual/psychological manner dealing with perception and what's real or not.

 The whole dream thing was really amazing and I knew I had to watch it now before I saw Inception, because I've heard of similarities between the two. And it also has a killer soundtrack that fits the mood of the movie perfectly. Probably Cruise's best movie in my opinion.

It is instantly one of my top movies of all time. Multiple viewings are required to understand it all better.
TP. Vanilla Sky is one of my favorite films. With every new viewing, you'll discover little new things that you haven't paid attention for before as the movie contains these little clues about the dream thing. Also, watch it with director's commentary (if you have the original DVD). Crowe tells there many very interseting facts about the movie. And yes, the soundtrack is simply amazing.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: outcry on July 18, 2010, 08:33:22 PM
I download and burn all of my movies so I haven't seen Inception yet since it's not out on the internet. I want to see it BADLY because of the rave reviews it's gotten. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest last night for the second time. It's definitely in my top 5 movies of all time.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 20, 2010, 06:10:23 PM
Cars


but I also tried to see

dear john and I sleep
the vaughn-legally blonde movie I almost sleep
Shes out of my league... Ive seen worst so I kind of like it.

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on July 23, 2010, 12:23:09 AM
I just saw Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2002) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275277/).

Man it was awesome. Just awesome.

EDIT: and for the record I hate Anime (sorry Edgar). I love Spirited Away, Princess Monanoke, and Ninja Scroll. That's where it stops...but CB the movie was awesome. Its on Netflix on demand.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on July 23, 2010, 10:24:24 AM
I just saw Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2002) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275277/).

Man it was awesome. Just awesome.

EDIT: and for the record I hate Anime (sorry Edgar). I love Spirited Away, Princess Monanoke, and Ninja Scroll. That's where it stops...but CB the movie was awesome. Its on Netflix on demand.
lol @ hating anime and loving those animes :]

There's a middle ground; not liking some, liking others ;)

I could recommend you some other ones? Howls moving castle for example, by the makers of Spirited away!

Btw, I'm watching Cowboy Bebop (the series) with my girlfriend now. We're both new to it (well, she's seen some "best of" parts) and we're now watching the whole series. It's alright. We're halfway through and I'm alright with it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on July 23, 2010, 10:48:23 AM
Space Chimps (for the 10th time w/ my kids)

Running Man - purchased this about 6 months ago at the Hollywood Video going out of biz sale for $2.  One of my 80's faves.  Arnold is awesome, and there's so many cheesy characters to choose from (Richard Dawson, Jesse the Body, Jim Brown...you name it) .  The concept is so simply and enjoyable. 

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/io9/2009/03/runningman1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: gar on July 23, 2010, 11:03:58 AM
Be Kind Rewind. Perfect Jack Black vehicle. Mos Def makes it though. His timing is amazing.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on July 23, 2010, 11:31:16 AM
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Graphic to say the least but very good mystery/thriller.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on July 24, 2010, 09:22:12 PM
Right now I am watching one of my All Time Favorites..."One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ben on July 24, 2010, 09:24:00 PM
INCEPTION
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Nowee on July 24, 2010, 09:57:33 PM
INCEPTION
Same here!

It's one of the best movies i've ever seen!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on July 24, 2010, 10:10:29 PM
INCEPTION
Same here!

It's one of the best movies i've ever seen!

Just saw it too.  I enjoyed it, but by no means one of the best I've ever seen (not knocking your opinion, I'm glad you loved it).  I bought into the loose plausibility of it, but I thought the actual reason why they had to do this very involved "inception" routine could have been a stronger one. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on July 25, 2010, 07:06:28 PM
"One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest" (for the umpteenth time) ... no less powerful than it was the first time I saw it. Absolute genius on every level. Wow. Should easily make the Top 30 list of all-time ... on anyone's list.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: footey on July 25, 2010, 07:51:40 PM
Just saw "Cyrus" (my first choice, "The Kids' Are Alright", was sold out). Found it boring, slow, weak story.  Big thumbs down.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on July 28, 2010, 10:23:00 AM
"Moon" ... never saw it until now, and I was very impressed. Not an on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller or anything, but it develops steadily and intensely. Can't believe they did it for  $50M. Liked it a lot ... love Sam Rockwell.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CelticsWhat35 on July 28, 2010, 11:22:13 AM
I watched "The Uninvited" over the weekend.  I thought it was pretty good.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Moranis on July 28, 2010, 11:24:36 AM
In the theater, a few weeks back, I saw Inception on Friday and Twilight: Eclipse on Sunday.  Really liked Inception and Eclipse was by far the best of the Twilight movies, though not something I would ever go to without my wife.

Watched Jennifer's Body over the weekend on dvd.  It really was as bad as everyone said.  Very cheesy, not scary, and no nudity (which is a big minus for sceam flicks).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Greenbean on July 28, 2010, 11:26:17 AM
"One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest" (for the umpteenth time) ... no less powerful than it was the first time I saw it. Absolute genius on every level. Wow. Should easily make the Top 30 list of all-time ... on anyone's list.

I saw it for the first time last week. It is amazing.

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on July 28, 2010, 09:42:25 PM
Any people here that haven't seen Zeitgeist yet?

If not, I might create a topic for it :) It's free to watch anyway.

.edit: nvm, too late, already found a topic of it. Darn I'm slow.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on July 28, 2010, 09:46:05 PM
inception.  the hype is deserving and it is a film you must see.  not saying it is one of the best films ever, but definitely recommended nonetheless.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 29, 2010, 12:25:12 AM
management.\


u know... wife  :-\

and cars

u know for 3,293,349 time
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on August 03, 2010, 01:41:59 PM
"Alien" ... the original (Ridley Scott) ... haven't watched it in years, but it hasn't lost a thing. Truly a masterpiece of suspense ... the amount of time you actually see the creature is maybe 180 seconds, tops, yet it is more suspenseful than any of the others, (they went more the way of "horror" in the sequels, I think ... horror and action, (loved the first sequel, too, though).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on August 03, 2010, 02:38:03 PM
management.\


u know... wife  :-\
I saw it too (without someone twisting my arm ;)). It was pretty enjoyable.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on August 05, 2010, 05:08:37 AM
I dunno if this one counts but I just watched:

Celtics 07-08 championship DVD.



Best. DVD. Ever.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on August 05, 2010, 05:11:57 AM
I dunno if this one counts but I just watched:

Celtics 07-08 championship DVD.



Best. DVD. Ever.

TP ... just watched it this morning while charting ... gets ya pumped, doesn't it?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on August 05, 2010, 06:05:20 AM
Makes me wanna play basketball. Miss the game.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: nickagneta on August 05, 2010, 10:12:39 AM
Dinner for Schmucks. Mildly entertaining movie. Wittier and funnier than I thought it would be. Some very quick, fast jokes that a bunch of the audience missed that I thought was very well done.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on August 05, 2010, 10:53:34 AM
The A-Team. Just a fun movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on August 08, 2010, 03:56:45 AM
Watched a documentary called Dear Zachary last night.  Incredible movie.  Makes you feel everything from heartache to rage to hope.  It's on Netflix streaming right now.  I cannot recommend it enough.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on August 08, 2010, 02:00:31 PM
The Green Zone: Slow, kind of hybrid between Body Of Lies and The Bourne movies...much more in the vein of Body of Lies.

Resident Evil: Still my favorite zombie movie.

Going Postal: I love Terry Pratchett more than any other author out there. Still, I didn't love this movie as much as I wanted to. Watchable, but not the experience i was hoping for. I don't know how reading the book affected that.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: birdwatcher on August 08, 2010, 03:35:37 PM
Inception--really was as great as the critics said...if you haven't seen it, you probably should!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on August 08, 2010, 03:54:24 PM
(http://beyondrace.com/images/stories/shutter-island-poster.jpg)

Shutter Island.
BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!

I slept on this one for a long time because someone I thought(past tense) was reliable source told me it sucked. I should have known better than to listen to someone who enjoys Tyler Perry movies. I can't say a bad thing about this movie. I don't want to give anything away so I'm just gonna say it makes you want to watch it twice, because all seems so obvious then.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on August 08, 2010, 05:56:37 PM
Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I give it a 3/5. I am always disappointed when Kristen Bell plays characters that lack the brains of Veronica Mars. She was brilliant in that. Jason Segel seems a bit of a one note actor to me, but he is good at that one character.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on August 08, 2010, 06:03:24 PM
"Alien" ... the original (Ridley Scott) ... haven't watched it in years, but it hasn't lost a thing. Truly a masterpiece of suspense ... the amount of time you actually see the creature is maybe 180 seconds, tops, yet it is more suspenseful than any of the others, (they went more the way of "horror" in the sequels, I think ... horror and action, (loved the first sequel, too, though).
Alien was the scariest movie I watched as a kid. Definitely got the most bang for the buck from the creatures.

I agree that the sequel was great. It had to show more aliens just because it was a sequel and the same formula wouldn't work a second time.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: xmuscularghandix on August 08, 2010, 06:54:58 PM
I watched Sleepers last night. Movie is screwed up but i think it’s pretty good. DeNiro, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Minnie Driver
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Witch-King on August 08, 2010, 07:20:33 PM
the last movie I actually payed to see was Inception.

That's two films starring Leonardo DiCaprio in one year, not sure how I feel about that. I mean, Shutter Island and Inception are both a nice contrast from some of his earlier stuff (Titanic, Gangs of New York, Romeo and Juliet) though even these two films are starting to develop into a sort of niché.

In other news, apparently the James Bond franchise won't be able to release any new sequels for at least half a decade due to the fact that its owner MGM Grand has filed for bankruptcy. Sorry Daniel Craig, but 'Le'Bron James, (along with Wade and Bosh) will likely be the one leading the way as far as revenue from ticket-sales is concerned for at least the foreseeable future.  ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: nickagneta on August 08, 2010, 08:14:44 PM
"The Other Guys", Will Ferrell's new movie with Mark Walhberg.

Do not believe the reviews. This movie wasn't anywhere near as funny or entertaining as "Anchorman" or "Talladega Nights".

Very disappointed.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on August 08, 2010, 08:21:58 PM
Apollo 13. Watched it years ago but this time it was even better than I remembered.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on August 08, 2010, 09:25:40 PM
"The Other Guys", Will Ferrell's new movie with Mark Walhberg.

Do not believe the reviews. This movie wasn't anywhere near as funny or entertaining as "Anchorman" or "Talladega Nights".

Very disappointed.

I just saw the Other Guys as well. I'd give it a 6.5/10 in the overall scale, and a 2.0/4.0 on the Will Farrell GPA scale.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Witch-King on August 08, 2010, 09:51:31 PM
"The Other Guys", Will Ferrell's new movie with Mark Walhberg.

Do not believe the reviews. This movie wasn't anywhere near as funny or entertaining as "Anchorman" or "Talladega Nights".

Very disappointed.

I just saw the Other Guys as well. I'd give it a 6.5/10 in the overall scale, and a 2.0/4.0 on the Will Farrell GPA scale.

'The Other Guys' wasn't a good movie? That's a shame -- it got a relaively high score on rottentomatoes.com so I'm guessing at least some of the critics there liked it, unless they are just giving Will Ferrell preferencial treatment because he is one of the USA's most prominent comedic actors. That's if you can even repeat the phrase 'comedic actor' to yourself without smirking in smug disgust.  :-*
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on August 08, 2010, 10:14:26 PM
"The Other Guys", Will Ferrell's new movie with Mark Walhberg.

Do not believe the reviews. This movie wasn't anywhere near as funny or entertaining as "Anchorman" or "Talladega Nights".

Very disappointed.

I just saw the Other Guys as well. I'd give it a 6.5/10 in the overall scale, and a 2.0/4.0 on the Will Farrell GPA scale.

'The Other Guys' wasn't a good movie? That's a shame -- it got a relaively high score on rottentomatoes.com so I'm guessing at least some of the critics there liked it, unless they are just giving Will Ferrell preferencial treatment because he is one of the USA's most prominent comedic actors. That's if you can even repeat the phrase 'comedic actor' to yourself without smirking in smug disgust.  :-*

ha, I mean...its funny but its like any will Farrell movie not in his top 3 (Old School, Anchorman, Talladega Nights..not in any order and just my favs)..the character gets old, and the initial laugh wears on you. Like one of his late 90's SNL skits that aren't the ones you like. At first you laugh then you're thinking "is this really still going?"
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: nickagneta on August 08, 2010, 10:20:31 PM
"The Other Guys", Will Ferrell's new movie with Mark Walhberg.

Do not believe the reviews. This movie wasn't anywhere near as funny or entertaining as "Anchorman" or "Talladega Nights".

Very disappointed.

I just saw the Other Guys as well. I'd give it a 6.5/10 in the overall scale, and a 2.0/4.0 on the Will Farrell GPA scale.

'The Other Guys' wasn't a good movie? That's a shame -- it got a relaively high score on rottentomatoes.com so I'm guessing at least some of the critics there liked it, unless they are just giving Will Ferrell preferencial treatment because he is one of the USA's most prominent comedic actors. That's if you can even repeat the phrase 'comedic actor' to yourself without smirking in smug disgust.  :-*

ha, I mean...its funny but its like any will Farrell movie not in his top 3 (Old School, Anchorman, Talladega Nights..not in any order and just my favs)..the character gets old, and the initial laugh wears on you. Like one of his late 90's SNL skits that aren't the ones you like. At first you laugh then you're thinking "is this really still going?"
And you get really sick of listening to Mark Walhberg yell in angry tones. It got old real fast.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on August 08, 2010, 10:22:47 PM
"The Other Guys", Will Ferrell's new movie with Mark Walhberg.

Do not believe the reviews. This movie wasn't anywhere near as funny or entertaining as "Anchorman" or "Talladega Nights".

Very disappointed.

I just saw the Other Guys as well. I'd give it a 6.5/10 in the overall scale, and a 2.0/4.0 on the Will Farrell GPA scale.

'The Other Guys' wasn't a good movie? That's a shame -- it got a relaively high score on rottentomatoes.com so I'm guessing at least some of the critics there liked it, unless they are just giving Will Ferrell preferencial treatment because he is one of the USA's most prominent comedic actors. That's if you can even repeat the phrase 'comedic actor' to yourself without smirking in smug disgust.  :-*

ha, I mean...its funny but its like any will Farrell movie not in his top 3 (Old School, Anchorman, Talladega Nights..not in any order and just my favs)..the character gets old, and the initial laugh wears on you. Like one of his late 90's SNL skits that aren't the ones you like. At first you laugh then you're thinking "is this really still going?"
And you get really sick of listening to Mark Walhberg yell in angry tones. It got old real fast.

Yeah..ironically Will Farrell carries Walhberg for most of the movie.

Honestly Samuel L Jackson needs to do more comedy. That guy has a role in a typecast movie that I will pay to see.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ToppersBsktball10 on August 08, 2010, 10:24:32 PM
Love and Basketball
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on August 08, 2010, 10:32:31 PM
Love and Basketball

I always hated that movie. I'm a huge Omar Epps fan too. I've seen Juice, Higher Learning, In Too Deep...like 1,000 times. Heck I ever paid amerian dollars to watch "The Wood"
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on August 15, 2010, 04:10:05 AM
Reign over me

Didn't know Adam Sandler could actually act. He's very good in this piece about a guy who's lost his entire family. Very, very intriguing.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on August 15, 2010, 04:18:40 AM
Apollo 13. Watched it years ago but this time it was even better than I remembered.

Yeah, another great film by Ron Howard ... I can remember being in school and watching them return to earth live on TV ... the cameras waiting for the three parachutes to appear through the clouds, (radio silence through re-entry, so no one knew if they had made it) ... to celebrate their safe return, school was let out early. That was an amazing experience ... it's all anybody was thinking and talking about every day, "Will the astronauts make it home?" ... the entire world was transfixed by it. Something I'll never forget ... seeing those parachutes and the capsule appear through the clouds ... the whole school, (and the rest of the world), was cheering ... awesome to live through those times.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Overrated on August 15, 2010, 10:27:20 AM
Book of Eli

Really liked the colors and the Western tones. Pretty good movie, but I was clueless as to why everything was in ruins since I know nothing about the story.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on August 15, 2010, 10:43:54 AM
RepoMen...meh
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on August 15, 2010, 04:26:55 PM
Book of Eli

Really liked the colors and the Western tones. Pretty good movie, but I was clueless as to why everything was in ruins since I know nothing about the story.

I just wish that the director had found more subtle ways to hint towards the twist. I think that would've made the movie so much better, atleast that's what did it for me with Shutter Island. Shutter Island had hiints all over the place, but you weren't given all the information to put it all together until the end. Book of Eli probably has 4 or 5 and you barely think twice about them.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on August 18, 2010, 03:14:10 PM
"This Is England".

Best movie I have seen in a while; I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on August 18, 2010, 03:44:02 PM
Expendables- If you like 80's action flicks, you'll really like it.

The Reader- Thought it was boring.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on August 18, 2010, 03:45:14 PM
Watched "Batteries Not Included" with my daughters the other night.  Cute story.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CelticWes34 on August 18, 2010, 03:54:56 PM
Reign over me

Didn't know Adam Sandler could actually act. He's very good in this piece about a guy who's lost his entire family. Very, very intriguing.

You ever seen "Funny People"? He is very good in that also.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CelticWes34 on August 18, 2010, 03:56:51 PM
The Expendables...

Really good movie so long as you take it for what it's worth. I absolutely loved it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on August 18, 2010, 05:08:25 PM
Reign over me

Didn't know Adam Sandler could actually act. He's very good in this piece about a guy who's lost his entire family. Very, very intriguing.

You ever seen "Funny People"? He is very good in that also.

Haven't seen Reign Over Me, heard his acting is awesome in that movie... but in my opinion is acting in Punch-Drunk Love is him at his best, followed by Funny People.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on August 30, 2010, 01:06:04 AM
The Cove. I was disturbed beyond explanation ... "Whale Wars" is my favorite show anyway, so I knew what was coming, and almost didn't watch it, (in fact, I had promised myself I wouldn't watch it), but it was on Animal Planet tonight, and I got caught up by it.

I do some work for Sea Shepherd, so I felt compelled to keep my eyes open through the whole movie for the sake of the dolphins and their plight. Disgusted and saddened beyond belief. What we humans have done to the gifts and miracles of the earth that we have been blessed with, is a disgrace and offront to our species.

To call ourselves an "intelligent" species, is the most ambivolent statement we can ever make, and you will see and feel why if you ever watch this movie ... and every human should see this movie. This was the absolute worse week I could have watched this, too. Oh well, done is done ... and I will be far more involved than I have been from now on because of it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CDawg834 on August 30, 2010, 08:50:15 AM
Reign over me

Didn't know Adam Sandler could actually act. He's very good in this piece about a guy who's lost his entire family. Very, very intriguing.

You ever seen "Funny People"? He is very good in that also.

Thought Funny People was incredibly disappointing...started off very good, but the movie then fell victim to The Judd Apatow Syndrome:  45 minutes too long, and an overreliance on penis jokes.  It turns into a completely different movie for the last hour, and the "2nd movie" isn't very good, seemed to be just an excuse for Judd Apatow to show off his real-life family.

Anyways, last 2 movies I watched:

Date Night - the story is ridiculously over the top, but Steve Carell is always entertaining, and him and Tina Fey are good for more than a few laughs.  Also it's short, and I can think of a lot worse ways to spend 90 minutes.  Not great by any stretch, but I was entertained.

Vertigo - The Hitchcock "classic," but I dont see what the hype was all about.  The "plot twist" was so contrived that it wasn't worth the 2 hours it took to reveal it.  Also, there wasn't really anyone to root for...Jimmy Stewart's character turns into an unlikeable creep by the end of things, so I really didn't care what happened to any of the characters.  I found it entirely forgettable afterwards.  But at least I can cross it off my IMDB Top 50 list.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on August 30, 2010, 09:42:44 AM
Book of Eli.
Really enjoyed it, though I thought the last 2-3 minutes could have been dropped or changed.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on August 31, 2010, 01:02:01 PM
The Cove. I was disturbed beyond explanation ... "Whale Wars" is my favorite show anyway, so I knew what was coming, and almost didn't watch it, (in fact, I had promised myself I wouldn't watch it), but it was on Animal Planet tonight, and I got caught up by it.

I do some work for Sea Shepherd, so I felt compelled to keep my eyes open through the whole movie for the sake of the dolphins and their plight. Disgusted and saddened beyond belief. What we humans have done to the gifts and miracles of the earth that we have been blessed with, is a disgrace and offront to our species.

To call ourselves an "intelligent" species, is the most ambivolent statement we can ever make, and you will see and feel why if you ever watch this movie ... and every human should see this movie. This was the absolute worse week I could have watched this, too. Oh well, done is done ... and I will be far more involved than I have been from now on because of it.

TP.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on August 31, 2010, 01:05:25 PM
Watched Date Night last night with my wife.
We both enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: celtsrp33 on August 31, 2010, 01:22:22 PM
Watched the movie "UP"  It was actually pretty decent. Its truly amazing how they do these animated movies now - they are so realistic. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy H. on August 31, 2010, 01:23:54 PM
I finally saw Alice In Wonderland.  I really enjoyed the beginning, while I thought that it turned too generic about halfway through.  Overall, it was fine, I was just expecting more after a strong opening.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Assassin70 on August 31, 2010, 04:09:28 PM
Vampire suck.

And it sucked luckily for me I didnt pay to see that TRASH!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on August 31, 2010, 04:41:35 PM
Date Night. Thought it was awful.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LB3533 on September 01, 2010, 01:33:28 AM
"Mr. Nobody" (2009)

imdb rating: 7.7

imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485947/


User Synopsis: "Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence at his wife's side, Elise, and their 3 children until the day when reality skids and he wakes up as an old man in the year 2092. At 120, Mr. Nobody is both the oldest man in the world and the last mortal of a new mankind where nobody dies anymore. But that doesn't seem to interest or bother him very much. The only questions that preoccupy him in the present is whether he lived the right life for himself, loved the woman whom he was supposed to love, and had the children whom he was meant to have... now his purpose is to find the right answer.  Written by Anonymous"

I thought the film was visually stunning, shot tremendously well, had a wonderful soundtrack and score....was meaningful and touching.

The messages the film sends will have varying interpretations which makes perfect sense because everyone isn't the same.

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: hardlyyardley on September 01, 2010, 08:44:59 AM
Get Low

excellent acting by Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on September 02, 2010, 11:27:34 PM
"Despicable Me" ... loved it! Somebody said it was better than Toy Story 3, but I liked them equally, for different reasons.

Also, "Once Upon A Time In The West" was on TCM when I got home tonite ... I haven't seen it in a while, but have watched it many times, and it's still just as enjoyable as the first time ... a Western Genre Masterpiece, without question.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on September 03, 2010, 12:29:18 PM
The Expendables. As the a big fan of the old action movies, it was great to see all those guys together. I heard Stallone thinking about making the sequel with Bruce Willis as the bad guy.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on September 03, 2010, 12:32:42 PM
Manhattan Murder Mystery.
A Woody Allen movie.  It was okay, if you like Woody Allen movies.  If not, don't see it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CDawg834 on September 08, 2010, 09:58:51 AM
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist...

...was 85 minutes of my life I will never have back.  This was total garbage, I hesitate to even call it a real movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on September 13, 2010, 01:19:55 PM
The Abyss. This Cameron fella surely knows how to make a good movie  :)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on September 13, 2010, 02:29:03 PM
Up.

It was worth my time.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Assassin70 on September 13, 2010, 03:17:08 PM
Resident Evil Afterlife in 3D

Had great 3D
Decent action

But dragged at times.  Worth seeing in 3D.  The 3D was almost as good as Avatar.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: EJPLAYA on September 13, 2010, 04:06:39 PM
Get Low

excellent acting by Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek

I was wanting to go see this the past weekend but they pulled it from the only theater in the areas that was playing it. I absolutely love Robert Duvall. I'm glad it was good.

I assume that you have seen Second Hand Lions? One of the better movies out there that you can have your kids watch as well.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on September 15, 2010, 09:41:47 PM
I watched "The Uninvited" over the weekend.  I thought it was pretty good.

Was it the horror film released last year? If yes, I would suggest watching the original - A Tale of Two Sisters (Jangwa, Hongreon) from 2003. Much better film IMO, if you don't mind subtitles.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on September 17, 2010, 12:57:30 AM
Was it the horror film released last year? If yes, I would suggest watching the original - A Tale of Two Sisters (Jangwa, Hongreon) from 2003. Much better film IMO, if you don't mind subtitles.

I've had Tale of Two Sisters on my netflix cue for ages.  I need to get around to watching that.  Have you seen Thirst yet?  It's a Asian horror movie (Korean I believe) that I've heard some good things about.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on September 17, 2010, 12:59:06 AM
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist...

...was 85 minutes of my life I will never have back.  This was total garbage, I hesitate to even call it a real movie.

Haha Kung Pow is definitely a devisive movie.  I love it, as do some of my friends.  But I've suggested it to others and they end up thinking I'm brain damaged for liking it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on September 17, 2010, 05:14:51 AM
Was it the horror film released last year? If yes, I would suggest watching the original - A Tale of Two Sisters (Jangwa, Hongreon) from 2003. Much better film IMO, if you don't mind subtitles.

I've had Tale of Two Sisters on my netflix cue for ages.  I need to get around to watching that.  Have you seen Thirst yet?  It's a Asian horror movie (Korean I believe) that I've heard some good things about.

I haven't seen Thirst yet, but I've heard good things about it. I'll definitely check it out.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on September 17, 2010, 09:21:16 AM
I haven't gone through the latest films I've watched in a loooooooong time.

Wall Street 10/10
Excellent film... can't wait to see the second one!

Rocky 8/10
Pretty good... I prefer Raging Bull and I think I'm going to like "The Fighter" more.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 6/10
Had it's ups and downs... watched it with my nephews... Nobody can beat Pixar at animation.

Office Space 8/10
Still holds up as a very funny movie.

Minority Report 8/10
Good futuristic movie... Tom Cruise is excellent. There are some major plot holes that were hard for me to overlook.

Stay 7/10
Good film with Ryan Gosling... The climax felt rushed... Good acting from Gosling, Ewan McGregor, and Naomi Watts. I;ve seen many similar movies that were done better (Donnie Darko, The Jacket, etc.)

A Single Man 7/10
Good acting, extremely anticlimactic... I felt like nothing happened, the ending was too ironic. First half of the movie had an interesting tone with good acting all around.

The Professional 10/10
Really good acting, really good story... If you haven't seen it you should. A very interesting/original story.

Inside Man 8/10
Not a bad movie by Spike Lee. A couple plot holes, but I was willing to forgive them, because the story line was great.

He Got Game 7/10
Another pretty good movie from Spike Lee.. starring Ray Allen... some bad acting improves towards the end of the movie. Denzel was great.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 9/10
A very good movie... a couple minor plot holes. Really good acting. A great foreign film, I can't believe they're already doing Hollywood remakes of the trilogy, I also can't believe they remade Let the Right One In.

The Deer Hunter 8/10
I did not make any kind of emotional connection with the characters, so it was difficult for me to feel bad about anything that happened. The acting was good, and the story was good... I just would have cared more if they weren't a bunch of guys who hang around at the bar and go hunting all the time.

Batman Begins 9/10
I gave The Dark Knight an 8 without having seen Batman Begins... I thought BB was better but now I'll have to go back and watch TDK again to better understand the plot... can't wait for the third installment though... Christopher Nolan can make some real good superhero movies... and I am not a superhero kind of guy. I never read comics.

25th Hour 8/10
Another Spike Lee movie... really good acting all around from Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Barry Pepper. Interesting story but not interesting enough to get anything better than an 8.

I'm going to go back to doing reviews more often so I don't have to go through so many at a time with 2-3 sentence reviews.

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CelticsWhat35 on September 17, 2010, 09:22:45 AM
I watched "The Uninvited" over the weekend.  I thought it was pretty good.

Was it the horror film released last year? If yes, I would suggest watching the original - A Tale of Two Sisters (Jangwa, Hongreon) from 2003. Much better film IMO, if you don't mind subtitles.

Yes, it apparently was the American re-make of that movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Shots on September 17, 2010, 11:56:17 AM

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 9/10
A very good movie... a couple minor plot holes. Really good acting. A great foreign film, I can't believe they're already doing Hollywood remakes of the trilogy, I also can't believe they remade Let the Right One In.


I can perhaps offer some insight in terms of why they are making Hollywood remakes of the "Millenium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") already.

The adaption, which I believe you've seen, was the only of the three books, that were invested heavily in. The director, Niels Arden Oplev, only directed the first of the three movies, while the others were on a much smaller budget, at least in terms of director and writers. They were aimed as direct to DVD releases, but at least were in the cinemas here in Denmark, due to the heavy success of both the first release, as well as the books - but quite frankly, they weren't anywere near "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". They were good, but definitely not great! It wouldn't make much sense to release those to a 'non' Scandinavian market.

There's no doubt about there's a huge potential with the Millenium series adapted, I just hope Hollywood won't ruin it (which I'm almost completely convinced 'they' will). According to New York Times David Fincher is set to direct it, so perhaps there's some hope!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CDawg834 on September 17, 2010, 01:39:13 PM
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist...

...was 85 minutes of my life I will never have back.  This was total garbage, I hesitate to even call it a real movie.

Haha Kung Pow is definitely a devisive movie.  I love it, as do some of my friends.  But I've suggested it to others and they end up thinking I'm brain damaged for liking it.

Yeah, it would have been totally fine as a 5 or 10 minute bit on SNL or Comedy Central or something.  Unfortunately, they stretched it out to a full-length movie with one running gag.

Anyway, new movie:

I saw Whip It over the weekend (yeah, the Ellen Page roller derby flick), and it was pretty good.  I would give it a 6/10...the cast is very good and pretty funny.

Got brought down a few points, though, for using the cliched, cookie-cutter plot:  OMG her best friend is mad at her!!!  OMG the peagant and the roller derby championship are on the same day!!! Whatever will she do???

The cast tried their best to overcome it, and it was Drew Barrymore's directorial debut I think, so I can understand why she tried to play it safe.  Could have been better with a more original plot.

Finally, I am beyond fired up for the October release of Apocalypse Now on Blu-Ray...been waiting years for this one!!!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on September 17, 2010, 01:40:12 PM

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 9/10
A very good movie... a couple minor plot holes. Really good acting. A great foreign film, I can't believe they're already doing Hollywood remakes of the trilogy, I also can't believe they remade Let the Right One In.


I can perhaps offer some insight in terms of why they are making Hollywood remakes of the "Millenium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") already.

The adaption, which I believe you've seen, was the only of the three books, that were invested heavily in. The director, Niels Arden Oplev, only directed the first of the three movies, while the others were on a much smaller budget, at least in terms of director and writers. They were aimed as direct to DVD releases, but at least were in the cinemas here in Denmark, due to the heavy success of both the first release, as well as the books - but quite frankly, they weren't anywere near "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". They were good, but definitely not great! It wouldn't make much sense to release those to a 'non' Scandinavian market.

There's no doubt about there's a huge potential with the Millenium series adapted, I just hope Hollywood won't ruin it (which I'm almost completely convinced 'they' will). According to New York Times David Fincher is set to direct it, so perhaps there's some hope!

David Fincher certainly does give me a little bit of hope... I never knew that about the second two movies, thanks for the information.

Any info on why they remade Let the Right One In to "Let Me In"? Let the Right One In, although not perfect was just as good of a vampire movie as you can get. I really don't see the logic in remaking that like 3 or 4 years after the original.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on September 18, 2010, 01:03:23 AM
A Single Man 7/10
Good acting, extremely anticlimactic... I felt like nothing happened, the ending was too ironic. First half of the movie had an interesting tone with good acting all around.

Agreed.  I thought that it was beautifully shot, and the acting was good, but it was just too boring.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on September 19, 2010, 03:12:38 AM
I just watched Prince of Persia. I excepted to be disappointed.

I also watched "Knight And Day", and I expected to be amused by a movie big on laughs and action and short on quality.

I was completely wrong.

I actually really liked Prince Of Persia, and I didn't even finish KNight and Day.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on September 19, 2010, 03:25:14 AM
I just watched Prince of Persia. I excepted to be disappointed.

I also watched "Knight And Day", and I expected to be amused by a movie big on laughs and action and short on quality.

I was completely wrong.

I actually really liked Prince Of Persia, and I didn't even finish KNight and Day.

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Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: birdwatcher on September 19, 2010, 09:17:23 AM
The Town.

Best Boston Movie ever.

Shot all over Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Cambridge & East Boston.

Just awesome.

The Car chase and shoot out in Beacon Hill is amazing--it was shot around the corner from my apt, and I walk throught hose neighborhoods all the time
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on September 19, 2010, 12:42:46 PM
The Professional 10/10
Really good acting, really good story... If you haven't seen it you should. A very interesting/original story.

Leon: The Professional? Starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman? One of my all-time favorites. TP.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on September 19, 2010, 01:54:20 PM
The Professional 10/10
Really good acting, really good story... If you haven't seen it you should. A very interesting/original story.

Leon: The Professional? Starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman? One of my all-time favorites. TP.

You bet, excellent film.
TP returned!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Witch-King on September 19, 2010, 02:08:16 PM
"The World at War" (1973)

^an old World War II documentary. You can find it in sections on youtube.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Shots on September 19, 2010, 07:03:56 PM
Any info on why they remade Let the Right One In to "Let Me In"? Let the Right One In, although not perfect was just as good of a vampire movie as you can get. I really don't see the logic in remaking that like 3 or 4 years after the original.

Nope - I don't. My answer would be 'the obvious'; There's not a lot of Americans (or Europeans for that matter), who'd go to the cinema to watch a Swedish movie. It's all about the $/€/£.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on September 19, 2010, 07:40:49 PM
Any info on why they remade Let the Right One In to "Let Me In"? Let the Right One In, although not perfect was just as good of a vampire movie as you can get. I really don't see the logic in remaking that like 3 or 4 years after the original.

Nope - I don't. My answer would be 'the obvious'; There's not a lot of Americans (or Europeans for that matter), who'd go to the cinema to watch a Swedish movie. It's all about the $/€/£.
I loved the original, but many people don't like subtitles.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on September 19, 2010, 07:41:20 PM
I just watched God Grew Tired of Us. Powerful documentary. Very touching.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: EJPLAYA on September 19, 2010, 07:57:32 PM
Get Low

excellent acting by Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek

I was wanting to go see this the past weekend but they pulled it from the only theater in the areas that was playing it. I absolutely love Robert Duvall. I'm glad it was good.

I assume that you have seen Second Hand Lions? One of the better movies out there that you can have your kids watch as well.

Just went and saw Get Low this weekend. Very good show. Wife thought it was a comedy going in,  but wasn't by any stretch. Duvall is just amazing. Got to have some nominations out of this one.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on September 19, 2010, 08:00:34 PM
I just watched God Grew Tired of Us. Powerful documentary. Very touching.

Incredible movie ... everyone should watch it, (along with "The Cove").
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on September 20, 2010, 06:01:27 PM
aside from watching a bunch of 70s kung fu flix, i watched the crazies and shutter island the last couple days.  both were "ok" imo.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on September 22, 2010, 01:54:10 AM
I just watched get him to the greek and I wish I would've paid $9 a ticket plus popcorn. It was that good.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Witch-King on September 22, 2010, 05:41:24 AM
I just saw 'The Town' earlier tonight. 5/5 stars, imho -- rottentomatoes.com is giving the film a 94% rating on their website right now...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on September 22, 2010, 06:06:51 AM
I just saw 'The Town' earlier tonight. 5/5 stars, imho -- rottentomatoes.com is giving the film a 94% rating on their website right now...

I wanted to see that a couple days ago but had to go with Devil because of timing. Glad to hear it'll be worth the bucks when I do go see it.

Devil, on the other hand.. I won't say much but these M. Knight Shambafbggfhlan movies are getting pretty bad. The last one I actually enjoyed was Unbreakable. It was very blek.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on September 22, 2010, 06:39:49 AM
I just saw 'The Town' earlier tonight. 5/5 stars, imho -- rottentomatoes.com is giving the film a 94% rating on their website right now...

Saw it last night... I give it a 9 out of 10. Just a couple of things I didn't like about it. The action was absolutely amazing, the acting was really good. It's definitely one of those movies that is very worth it to see in theaters. I would also consider it to be the most authentic Boston-based movie to date, meaning you know they are in Boston the whole time. Whereas, in The Departed you can tell some of it is filmed in New York. Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone are fairly good at letting you know they're in Boston as well.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Drucci on September 22, 2010, 08:04:26 AM
I didn't expect a lot from The Town when I went to watch it but it really impressed me, it's really a good movie, which gets you in the story from the start till the end. Ben Affleck impressed me too, I didn't know he could act so well.

The last movie I watched since then is Blade Runner (director's cut). I had already seen it numerous times but this movie is so great you can just watch it over and over again and get caught in it everytime. You can't tell it's from 1982 (hasn't aged at all), the actors and characters are great, the universe and the music are masterpieces... I keep repeating myself about this movie but it's truly great!

Plus, only Force 10 from Navarone, What Lies Beneath and K19 are remaining on my Harrison Ford movies list, which means once I've watched them I will have seen all his movies. :P
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: TBreezy on September 22, 2010, 08:44:13 AM
Enter the Dragon.  Gotta love the netflix
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on September 26, 2010, 12:35:08 PM
Midnight Cowboy - 9/10

It certainly didn't deserve the 'X' rating it got when it came out in 1969. I would probably consider it my favorite movie of that year (Just beating out 'Easy Rider', which I found to be very similar), so I'm glad it won the Oscar for Best Picture. Dustin Hoffman was AWESOME, just terrific acting. It seems like 1969 was a pretty slow year for this to win Best Picture, though. 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', and 'True Grit' came out that year, I've never seen those... I am excited for the upcoming 'True Grit' remake, directed by the Coen brothers, seeing that may make me want to watch the original.

The Game - 10/10

Other than 'Alien3', 'The Game' was the only David Fincher movie that I had not yet seen (And I don't plan on seeing 'Alien3'). Seeing as I am going to be going to see 'The Social Network' next week, I wanted to watch 'The Game'. I am so happy I decided to watch it. I've owned it for a couple of months but kept putting it off in favor of other movies because the trailer didn't excite me very much. I can't stand trailers for 90s movies. The quality is always terrible and gives the impression of a poor movie. This movie had me on the edge of my seat for the entire 2+ hours, and even though I was less than thrilled by the ending it still managed to get a 10 out of me. On my movie ranking database I italicize movies if I think they are perfect. This movie is a 10 but it is not italicized because it is perfect all the way through up until the ending. It isn't a BAD ending, it just isn't what I would have wanted, and I don't understand how David Fincher made it that way after the harsh ending of 'Se7en'. This movie reminded me a lot of 'Eyes Wide Shut' and 'Lost Highway'. I'm surprised that I've never heard about 'The Game' from anybody I know personally ('The Game' has 74,000 votes on IMDb, whereas 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', which is nowhere near as good, has 137,000). The action scenes were excellent, and there was a lot of psychological play in the story which most people know is my favorite quality to a movie as some of my favorites include 'Fight Club', 'Memento', 'Eyes Wide Shut', and 'Donnie Darko'. Michael Douglas is excellent in the movie, yet nowhere near as good as Sean Penn who sees probably somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes of camera time. I would definitely recommend that people see this movie. The first hour and a half are some of the most entertaining minutes you can ever spend watching a movie, but be prepared to be disappointed by the ending.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bucknersrevenge on September 26, 2010, 02:48:49 PM
Martial arts junkie so I just watched a movie called FlashPoint with Donnie Yen. Jackie Chan and Jet Li get all the big pub when it comes to overseas martial arts movies but right now nobody does it better than Donnie Yen. His speed, his athleticism and his showmanship are incredible. And unlike Li he doesn't do any wire-fu. But he does add some MMA submission takedowns and some wrestling moves incorporated in his style. And if you wanna see what retarded handspeed looks like watch IP Man.

By the way also saw The Town and pretty much echo everything that has been said. Excellent movie. Excellent acting. Should get some Oscar buzz i think.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on September 26, 2010, 04:27:17 PM
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Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: slamtheking on September 26, 2010, 08:03:29 PM
saw Kick-ass via Netflix.  loved it.  Hit-girl was just too cool.  wasn't quite what I expected == turned out it was a lot better than anticipated.  highly recommend it if you're in a goofy mood and like graphic violence to boot.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: moiso on September 26, 2010, 09:02:02 PM
Gotta see Get him to the Greek on tuesday.  I guess it's time to get Netflix because Redbox release dates have become increasingly delayed.  I guess I'll have to buy the movie for 17.99 at Best Buy.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on September 26, 2010, 09:30:03 PM
Martial arts junkie so I just watched a movie called FlashPoint with Donnie Yen. Jackie Chan and Jet Li get all the big pub when it comes to overseas martial arts movies but right now nobody does it better than Donnie Yen. His speed, his athleticism and his showmanship are incredible. And unlike Li he doesn't do any wire-fu. But he does add some MMA submission takedowns and some wrestling moves incorporated in his style. And if you wanna see what retarded handspeed looks like watch IP Man.

TP!!!!  im a HUGE kung fu flick buff myself.  i just watched red dragon with donnie yen a couple nights ago :)

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on September 26, 2010, 09:30:40 PM
saw Kick-ass via Netflix.  loved it.  Hit-girl was just too cool.  wasn't quite what I expected == turned out it was a lot better than anticipated.  highly recommend it if you're in a goofy mood and like graphic violence to boot.

Hitgirl is one of my favorite movie characters in recent memory!

Just went with the family to see Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.  Really stunning images, and a decent story line (Arian owls? ).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on September 27, 2010, 01:58:06 AM
Just watched Superbad for the second or third time.. Still hilarious.

I AM MCLOVIN!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on September 27, 2010, 02:28:26 AM
A Prophet. It is a French prison/gangster movie. Incredible. I highly recommend it if you are okay with subtitles.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on September 27, 2010, 06:59:59 PM
Rocky and First Blood. On a bit of a Stallone kick as of late. Both of course are classics.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on September 27, 2010, 07:16:44 PM
Cars
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on September 28, 2010, 05:13:46 AM
Cars

Still cars until now?  ;D

I understand your situation. After all, I have a 3 year old daughter that can't stop watching Mulan.  ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on September 28, 2010, 09:08:42 PM
Charade. Loved the chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. A very good movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on September 28, 2010, 09:15:08 PM
Rocky and First Blood. On a bit of a Stallone kick as of late. Both of course are classics.

I demand you watch Cobra next!  Some of Sly's cheesiest work.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on September 29, 2010, 01:20:07 PM
I just watched the Swedish movie Let The Right One In, in part because of this thread.

It was awesome. I am extremely satisfied with that movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on September 29, 2010, 01:56:06 PM
A Prophet. It is a French prison/gangster movie. Incredible. I highly recommend it if you are okay with subtitles.

If not, just wait for the (American) remake  ;)

I saw the trailer for this movie and will definitely be watching it at some point soon.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on October 02, 2010, 08:11:05 PM
http://filmreviewarchive.blogspot.com/2010/10/social-network-review.html (http://filmreviewarchive.blogspot.com/2010/10/social-network-review.html)

^ My review of "The Social Network"
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on October 02, 2010, 08:23:28 PM
The Human Centipede.

Film shot in the Netherlands, about a mad German doctor, that wants to have a go at stitching 3 human beings together.

Disturbing film, a bit like the Saw series, though less gore is shown. It's "worse" though, in that the idea might be even more depraved. The acting is so-so, but it's still a must see if you're into this kind of film.

(http://www.best-horror-movies.com/image-files/the-human-centipede-horror-movie-poster.jpg)

(http://mimg.ugo.com/201004/43066/cuts/the-human-centipede_288x288.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on October 02, 2010, 09:55:35 PM
Saw "The Town" tonight.  I was expected a bit more suspense, but it was an enjoyable movie.  Wicked good Boston stuff.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on October 02, 2010, 10:27:15 PM
saw 'the expendables'...id you liked rocky iv, you'll like this movie enough to watch it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on October 22, 2010, 12:26:55 AM
"RED". Great fun. You gotta love Bruce Willis. Surely, one of the coolest people ever 8)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: feckless on October 22, 2010, 02:39:02 AM
Rocky and First Blood. On a bit of a Stallone kick as of late. Both of course are classics.

Had a friend who had a perfect idea for the ultimate Stallone movie.

Rocky is kidnapped by a foreign nation and held to perform in a staged fight to steal the title from the USA.  The Colonel goes to Rambo and reveals that he and Rocky are twin brothers, separated at infancy, and needs Rambo to go and rescue Rocky --we all know what happens from that point on>
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CDawg834 on October 22, 2010, 08:28:19 AM
I just watched get him to the greek and I wish I would've paid $9 a ticket plus popcorn. It was that good.

Finally saw this last weekend.  I agree and disagree with you on this one.  Thought the first hour was hilarious, actually one of the funniest movies I had seen in awhile, but then about halfway through, the movie just got really awkward and weird.  Kind of a letdown at the end.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on October 22, 2010, 08:57:26 AM
Shutter Island.

I really liked it, thought it was well done, if a bit predictable.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on October 22, 2010, 10:02:22 AM
Went and saw The Town  in the theatres about a week or two ago. It's strange that I remember most, if not all of that movie but cannot remember for the life of me who I went with. Oh well.. I loved this flick. Thought it was as awesome as gets. Maybe it's because I walked in with zero expectations, but man.. I loved it.

Then I rented Get Him to the Greek.. Awesome as well. Thought it was hilarious and probably one of the funniest I've seen in months. I was not expeciting this one to be as good as it was, either.

Finally, I rented Splice. All I can say is "wow." What an awful movie. There were just too many things I didn't like about it to name them. It was just bad.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on October 23, 2010, 08:21:09 PM
Die Hard 4, 1, 2. Going to watch 3 somewhere next week :)

Needless to say, these are still awesome films and well worth the watch if you haven't seen 'm for a while.



The Hunt for Red October

Always nice to see Sean in action :) I like the fella, and this is one of my favorite submarine/naval films out there.



Twilight 2 & 3.

... sorry but I really hate this series. Watched it because the miss likes to watch it. I, Don't. You'd think a movie about wolves 'n vampires and all that would be awesome (Van Helsing anyone?) but it was more like a teenage drama fest. Ugh.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on October 26, 2010, 02:37:28 AM
I've seen a couple of sequels in the theatre this week.

Jackass 3-D-  If you liked any of their previous stuff, you'll like this.  It wasn't quite as good as the first 2nd movie, but it still delivered.  Johnny Knoxville doesn't have the death wish he had in the 2nd movie.  There is also a musical number at the end that is kind of touching.  Crazy to think that I've been watching these guys act like knuckleheads for almost ten year

I'm not a big 3-D guy, and won't usually pay extra for it, but the 3-D screen was the only option when I went.  The 3-D was very good for the first and last segments, but it was pretty much non-existent throughout most of the movie.

Paranormal Activity 2-  It doesn't quite have the bowels-unleashing terror of the first one, but it still delivers.  Just like with Jackass, if you liked the first one you'll like this one.  they did a neat job of tying in the couple from the first movie (the girl from the first one is the sister in this one).  there are several great scares throughout.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: EJPLAYA on October 26, 2010, 08:41:37 AM
Salt. Not a bad show at all. Didn't go where I thought it was going to go which was good. Angelina is starting to look a lot more haggard than she has in the past. Not quite as stunning as 5-10 years back. As most films lately it was a clear set up for movie #2 and #3... Definitely worth seeing though.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ballin on October 26, 2010, 01:32:13 PM
Magnolia. Got it on Netflix. It was ok, but it's VERY long (3 hours, 8 minutes) and it leaves you feeling only partially satisfied.

Worth watching if you don't have anything better to see.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on October 29, 2010, 02:34:58 PM
The Cove.

I thought it was pretty good.  Suggested by someone (but I forget who) here on CB.  Thanks to whoever you are!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Drucci on October 31, 2010, 01:27:29 PM
I watched Very Bad Cops (The Other Guys is the original title) this afternoon and I really enjoyed it! I was a bit disappointed because all the reviews said it was awesome, I thought some scenes were kind of "too much" or too long but overall it's a really good comedy, very funny and Will Ferrell is great, I didn't know him before.

Wahlberg surprised me too since I've always seen him in dramas but he was good too.

Plus, it was really surprising (and fun) to see the Celtics appear when the duo goes to the Madison Square Garden! Fun to see real game "footage" in the movie, Pierce and Perk running the break and Nate still as a Knick. ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on November 05, 2010, 01:03:58 PM
"The Kingdom" ... excellent movie, wish I'd seen it in the theater. Cinematography, writing, sound, music, acting, production ... I found very few areas where I could critique it in any way but excellent. Recommend highly.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on November 05, 2010, 01:05:52 PM
Cars ... Again
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on November 05, 2010, 01:19:15 PM
The Cove.

I thought it was pretty good.  Suggested by someone (but I forget who) here on CB.  Thanks to whoever you are!

I, and I believe... Bahku both suggested it.

You're very welcome.

I'm still trying to spread the word on that very powerful movie... just suggested it to a friend a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: housecall on November 05, 2010, 01:26:07 PM
Last movie i saw was The Town approx.a month ago and just finish reading the book it was based on "Prince of Thieves"by Charles Hogan...good read.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on November 08, 2010, 10:33:17 PM
watching sex in the city 2 right now. It's so bad my wife game me permission to use the lap top during the film. Yes it's that bad
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on November 08, 2010, 10:54:48 PM
Megamind  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ballin on November 08, 2010, 11:55:03 PM
Vanilla Sky. It was actually pretty good... definitely messes with your mind a bit.
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Post by: indeedproceed on November 28, 2010, 05:07:07 PM
I re-watched Scott Pilgrim and Get Him To The Greek, and loved them both again.

I watched Dinner For Schmucks and hated it.

I watched Dune and hated it.

I watched the entire 4 hrs of Jim Henson's "The Storyteller", a mini-series from the 80s, and loved it.
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Post by: 2short on November 28, 2010, 06:10:03 PM
the kids are alright (not a who song though), actually great movie but oddly enough about a lesbian relationship that had really racing male/female scenes

good time max (?) late night sundance channel, james franco, very good
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Post by: MattG12 on November 28, 2010, 07:08:43 PM
I hadn't watched a movie in about a month... so I'm going on my third night straight of watching one.

Two nights ago I watched 'Get Him to the Greek'. It was a good unexpected sequel to 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'. I was entertained for the entire movie but there weren't a ton of memorable quotes, which is one of my favorite things about comedies. I would probably give it a 7/10.

Last night I watched 'The Book of Eli'. This was a pretty good movie. It was another one that wasn't particularly memorable. I still think 'The Road' is the best post apocalyptic film. The two movies had a lot of similarities. 'The Book of Eli' wasn't as grim. Actually, by the the end of 'The Book of Eli' it seemed to me like everything was going to be just fine. It also receives a 7/10 from me.

Now, I am about to watch Gus Van Sant's 'Elephant'. I'll get back to you all later with a quick review.
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Post by: KCattheStripe on November 28, 2010, 07:12:18 PM
I liked "Get him to the Greek" more when it was called " my Favorite Year".
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Post by: Cman on November 28, 2010, 07:13:28 PM
The September Issue
Documentary of Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue.  I thought it was quite good despite the facts that (a) I don't normally go for documentaries and (b) I am a guy who prefers Quentin Tarantino type movies.
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Post by: incoherent on November 28, 2010, 07:51:03 PM

Now, I am about to watch Gus Van Sant's 'Elephant'. I'll get back to you all later with a quick review.

Very good flick...

Just watched the new Wallstreet... 5/10
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Post by: RebusRankin on November 28, 2010, 08:16:15 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, so good.
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Post by: MattG12 on November 28, 2010, 09:00:01 PM
Elephant 9/10

Very good, extremely powerful... some confusing decisions as far as direction... the whole "Benny" scene just kind of threw me off. Anybody who's seen the movie would probably understand my confusion there. I may have to look into it more, there may be a metaphorical reason for that scene that I am unaware of at the moment.

The movie was shot beautifully. Very long, exaggerated, detailed scenes... fairly good character development, except for Benny, which is impressive considering the events take place in one day. Van Sant did a terrific job of capturing a high school in a realistic way... although my high school wasn't nearly as clicky.

For anybody who has no idea what I'm talking about I should probably let you know. 'Elephant' is basically a reenactment of the horrible event that took place at Columbine High School in Colorado in '99. It was a good, meaningful film. I'm surprised it either never received much attention or I just didn't notice it (It was released in 2003).
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Post by: Bahku on December 15, 2010, 12:59:41 AM
Can't believe they filmed a re-make of "True Grit" ... one thing you NEVER do, and that's try to one-up the Duke! Jeff Bridges in a John Wayne role?!? Please, say it isn't so! I'm as much for good re-makes as the next guy, but this is sacrosanct!
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Post by: MattG12 on December 15, 2010, 01:42:12 AM
Can't believe they filmed a re-make of "True Grit" ... one thing you NEVER do, and that's try to one-up the Duke! Jeff Bridges in a John Wayne role?!? Please, say it isn't so! I'm as much for good re-makes as the next guy, but this is sacrosanct!

We have a difference in opinion on this one...

As a 21 year old, I have never seen the original True Grit, and I know none of my friends have either. I like westerns and I like old films. I love Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's spaghetti western trilogy. For some reason, I have never seen a John Wayne film... not one. Seeing this new version of True Grit, which they are not labeling as a "re-make", is only going to make me want to see the original (And I'm sure many others like me will want to see it as well). I think if any modern directors are going to try to "remake" a western classic, it should be the Coen brothers. I have complete faith in them after seeing what they did with the modern-western feeling, No Country For Old Men. I think Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon is a terrific ensemble cast of guys who can act their part. Matt Damon isn't as gritty as the others but we'll see. I can't wait to see it. I think it looks awesome judging by the trailers.

Anyway, after 3 days of watching it in segments, I finished Downfall today. I've been studying for finals, and watching the movie with my mom who has a very short attention span... that's why it took 3 days. My mom actually loved the movie, she just doesn't like reading subtitles for extended periods of time. Downfall is a 2004 German film about the final days of Hitler's life and overall the Third Reich. The performances were excellent all around. It seemed like it was going to be very slow at the start but the last hour of the movie was excellent. It was interesting to get a German perspective on WWII. I gave the film a 9 out of 10 on IMDB.com... it is definitely worth a look if you're interested in WWII, war movies, or foreign movies.
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Post by: barefacedmonk on December 15, 2010, 01:48:01 AM
Anyway, after 3 days of watching it in segments, I finished Downfall today.

TP!!  A very good movie indeed...
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Post by: Bahku on December 15, 2010, 02:01:43 AM
Can't believe they filmed a re-make of "True Grit" ... one thing you NEVER do, and that's try to one-up the Duke! Jeff Bridges in a John Wayne role?!? Please, say it isn't so! I'm as much for good re-makes as the next guy, but this is sacrosanct!

We have a difference in opinion on this one...

As a 21 year old, I have never seen the original True Grit, and I know none of my friends have either. I like westerns and I like old films. I love Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's spaghetti western trilogy. For some reason, I have never seen a John Wayne film... not one. Seeing this new version of True Grit, which they are not labeling as a "re-make", is only going to make me want to see the original (And I'm sure many others like me will want to see it as well). I think if any modern directors are going to try to "remake" a western classic, it should be the Coen brothers. I have complete faith in them after seeing what they did with the modern-western feeling, No Country For Old Men. I think Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon is a terrific ensemble cast of guys who can act their part. Matt Damon isn't as gritty as the others but we'll see. I can't wait to see it. I think it looks awesome judging by the trailers.

Anyway, after 3 days of watching it in segments, I finished Downfall today. I've been studying for finals, and watching the movie with my mom who has a very short attention span... that's why it took 3 days. My mom actually loved the movie, she just doesn't like reading subtitles for extended periods of time. Downfall is a 2004 German film about the final days of Hitler's life and overall the Third Reich. The performances were excellent all around. It seemed like it was going to be very slow at the start but the last hour of the movie was excellent. It was interesting to get a German perspective on WWII. I gave the film a 9 out of 10 on IMDB.com... it is definitely worth a look if you're interested in WWII, war movies, or foreign movies.

"True Grit" is one of the best and most-loved of John Wayne movies, (directed by Henry Hathaway, produced by Hal Wallis), and he defines the American Western for people like me. This is on the same level as remaking a Sergio Leone would be, or "It's A Wonderful Life", etc. Sorry, but I just don't agree with messing with perfection, and there should be certain classics that are off-limits ... this would be one of those for me, (but it's all personal opinion, and to each his own).  
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on December 15, 2010, 05:57:52 AM
I agree with Bahku on this one...there are some things that are just sacrosanct.  John Wayne movies,  Spencer Tracy movies,  "Citizen Kane" and "The Wizard of Oz" are among them.    They can make them over, but they can't make them better. 
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Post by: terrence207 on December 17, 2010, 06:47:06 AM
I recently watched  Harry Potter...I like harry potter movies...I saw all part but this part is best of all parts....
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Post by: Birdbrain on December 17, 2010, 07:40:20 AM
I thought this was the best place to post this.  I'll be heading over to catch Tron this morning 9 am est.  I'll give you my impression and whether it's any good.  I suspect it won't be but, who knows maybe I'll be surprised.
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Post by: Redz on December 17, 2010, 07:42:18 AM
2012

Haven't finished the last 30 minutes.  It's lonnnggggggggggg.

Actually better than I thought it would be, which isn't saying much.
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Post by: jarufu on December 17, 2010, 08:19:47 AM
2012

Haven't finished the last 30 minutes.  It's lonnnggggggggggg.

Actually better than I thought it would be, which isn't saying much.

Yeah, cut 30 minutes and it'd be better.  I've seen worse.

Last one I watched was ZombieLand which is brilliant ..
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Post by: Rondo2287 on December 17, 2010, 08:30:53 AM
2012

Haven't finished the last 30 minutes.  It's lonnnggggggggggg.

Actually better than I thought it would be, which isn't saying much.

Definitely long and besides the drawn our car driving scenes while the world is ending around them i enjoyed it too.
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Post by: Spilling Green Dye on December 17, 2010, 08:50:13 AM
I thought this was the best place to post this.  I'll be heading over to catch Tron this morning 9 am est.  I'll give you my impression and whether it's any good.  I suspect it won't be but, who knows maybe I'll be surprised.

I can't wait to hear your review!  I'm looking forward to this movie, and might catch it Saturday.

What other sci-fi movies of the past 2 years do you guys recommend??
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Post by: Cman on December 17, 2010, 08:54:00 AM
Solitary Man.

I thought it was a really good movie, though I was disappointed by the ending.
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Post by: Birdbrain on December 17, 2010, 03:31:38 PM
Ok so I saw Tron and while it was mostly a special effects driven movie (obviously) it was actually pretty entertaining.  Not very much of plot which I expected but, Olivia Wilde's character soothed those complaints.  Jeff Bridges didn't disappoint either making a few comments that anyone who's seen the Big Lebowski will enjoy.  

I wanted to add there is a pretty interesting concept they came up with regarding Jeff Bridges character.  In a way he's an allegory for God.  Or the creator..  Which isn't earth shattering news if you are aware of the original story.  But they expound on that a lot more in this movie. 

I would give it a 2 1/2 stars out of 4.

Next up True Grit.  : )

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Post by: eja117 on December 17, 2010, 03:56:32 PM
That Harry Potter movie
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Post by: lon3lytoaster on December 17, 2010, 04:36:42 PM
I watched Quid Pro Quo last night. It's about a paralyzed radio worker who discovers this underground of able bodied people who want to be paralysed. It was pretty interesting, I liked it.

Second movie I checked out was called Five Fingers, I believe. For anyone who's seen Rendition, it practically mirrors that movie. Also thought it was worth a watch, although it does have a few graphic moments. Nothing too terrible, but still worth noting.
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Post by: Bahku on December 23, 2010, 06:51:36 PM

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"The Black Stallion" ... it has been so long since I saw it, that I'd completely forgotten what a work of cinematic genius it is. The director, Carroll Ballard, and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, weave a tapestry of visual enchantment and artistry is that has rarely been matched.

Carmine Copolla's score is absolutely magical as well, and the horse they used for the island scenes, is one of the most beautiful Arabians I've ever seen! There is hardly any dialogue through the first thrid of the movie, yet it is completely captivating.

Loved it back then, and I've renewed that relationship all over again ... amazing!

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Post by: dark_lord on December 24, 2010, 01:06:08 AM
just saw "the town" for the first time.....one word, DOPE!  worthy of the hype!
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Post by: dpaps on December 24, 2010, 01:39:23 AM
The Fighta - Mark Whalberg does an excellent job with the film. It deserves the praise it's getting.
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Post by: PaulPierce34G on December 24, 2010, 04:02:31 AM
"do the right thing" and "above the rim"

Oldies but goodies in my opinion
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Post by: Chief on December 24, 2010, 09:23:12 AM
Other Guys. It's no Step Brothers. It's one of those films that wants to be a comedy but also wants a little action. Pineapple Express like. Anyways, there are some funny parts but the Uncut edition ran about 30 minutes too long. I'd say it's ok.
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Post by: eja117 on December 24, 2010, 11:13:47 AM
Eclipse with my wife last night, which brings me to a future poll.
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Post by: greg683x on December 24, 2010, 12:15:37 PM
Other Guys. It's no Step Brothers. It's one of those films that wants to be a comedy but also wants a little action. Pineapple Express like. Anyways, there are some funny parts but the Uncut edition ran about 30 minutes too long. I'd say it's ok.

I agree with this 100%.  It's not a real good movie but it has its funny moments.  The whole Will Ferrell/Eva Mendez thing I thought was hilarious.


I also just recently saw SALT with Angelina Jolie.  It was ok.  I would have liked it a lot better if they didnt make some things that happen in the movie so unbelievable.  I'm one of those people where if something happens in a movie that makes you wave your hand at the TV and say 'Yeah Right" it really ruins it for me.  One example in this movie is Angelina Jolie jumping down an elevator shaft  from side to side on the steel beams, dropping 2 to 3 floors at a time.

However I thought the plot was real good and there are a couple of cool twists.
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Post by: barefacedmonk on December 26, 2010, 12:56:33 AM
Crazy Heart and The Open Road..

Loved Crazy Heart...The Open Road was alright.

..and Jeff Bridges rocks!! simply a very brilliant actor!
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Post by: Scott on December 26, 2010, 08:24:27 AM
Centurion.  While it wasn't anything great or unique, it was entertaining enough.  The battle scenes were gorey in an attempt for more realism, though I felt it went a bit far for my tastes.  The movie also falls into typical action movie cliches.   
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Post by: Fafnir on December 26, 2010, 09:36:48 AM
I just went and saw True Grit, very good movie.
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on December 26, 2010, 02:47:24 PM
Just saw "The Fighter"  and thought it was very good.  Sort of a New England "Rocky" but based on a true story.  I didn't connect with the characters as well as I had hoped, though, even though I grew up close to that area (my dad's family was from Lowell).  I would give it a 7 of 10.  I am glad I saw it, but it is not one of those movies I need to see again.

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Post by: ballin on December 26, 2010, 03:55:59 PM
Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

Pretty hilariously over-the-top and entertaining. Tons of explosions and funny one-liners. It's basically an older version of Machete.

I highly recommend this movie if you're into campy action movies that don't take themselves seriously. Plus, Eva Mendes is a stone cold fox.
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Post by: MattG12 on December 26, 2010, 06:51:22 PM
I just saw "Black Swan" and it was excellent.

I'm pretty sure I started a thread about this film back around March or so after I read the screenplay. I set the bar extremely high and this film managed to meet all of my expectations as far as quality goes. I was not expecting it to be so scary. It wasn't a legitimate horror film but it had quite a few scenes that make you jump. It was similar to Shutter Island in regards to style. It was set up like a psychological thriller with some horror elements scattered here and there. If anybody has given a performance more deserving of Best Actress this year than Natalie Portman please let me know, because her performance was remarkable. It will leave you asking yourself questions a la "Memento", "Fight Club", "Inception", etc. The score was awesome. Clint Mansell and Darren Aronofsky teamed up once again to deliver the perfect score to accompany the visuals. This duo has worked together on a few films and their combined geniuses are comparable to Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone.

I gave this film a 10/10 on IMDb.com although in reality it is about a 9.5 which is exactly how I would describe my rating of Inception.
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Post by: Redz on December 26, 2010, 06:57:31 PM
The latest Narnia

Not the best of the 3 so far, but the story line wasn't as good as the others either. 
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Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 27, 2010, 12:00:09 PM
The Talented Mr. Ripley with Matt Damon.  Very mysterious but very good. 9/10
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Post by: Edgar on December 27, 2010, 12:28:06 PM
cars ... again

but this time in a double with Finding Nemo

titoooonn....
is like Shaquiiiii
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on December 28, 2010, 06:55:29 AM
I love cowboy movies.  This is John Wayne week on the Western Channel!
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Post by: Kwhit10 on December 28, 2010, 08:40:00 AM
Boondock Saints 2...Seemed very forced.

Nothing like the first one.
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Post by: Redz on December 28, 2010, 08:46:37 AM
Bicentennial Man

love that movie

apparently a bit too sad at the end for one of my daughters however
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Post by: Bahku on January 01, 2011, 02:32:09 PM
Bicentennial Man

love that movie

apparently a bit too sad at the end for one of my daughters however
It is a bit sad, but nothing like "Artificial Intelligence" ... couldn't believe how sad and hopeless that movie was at the end, after really enjoying the rest ... the little Teddy Bear sitting there for eternity waiting for his boy to wake up ... right up there with "Old Yeller", (I'll never get over the trauma from that one, lol!).

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Just watched "Collateral" for the first time ... excellent movie by Michael Mann ... Tom Cruise played a great bad guy, Jamie Foxx a super job in a very difficult role. Wish I'd seen it sooner.

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Post by: KungPoweChicken on January 01, 2011, 03:08:29 PM
I just watched The Squid and the Whale. It's not a new movie, but I've meaning to watch it since forever, and I'm glad I did. It's a good movie, but it can be a little quirky at times. Jeff Daniels and Jesse Eisenberg really make this movie what it is.
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Post by: KungPoweChicken on January 01, 2011, 03:09:57 PM
On another note, I saw The Town about a week ago and didn't enjoy it at all. But that's just me.
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Post by: Overrated on January 01, 2011, 06:13:25 PM
I just went and saw True Grit, very good movie.

Never seen the original, but I enjoyed this one. Little slow in the beginning, but once they hit the trail it gets good.

Favorite scene: Confrontation with man wearing bear skin.
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 01, 2011, 06:25:15 PM
I loved John Wayne and have not been able to bring myself to see this one.  However, a friend who saw it said it was not really a remake of the Wayne movie, but a new version taken straight from the book.   Don't know...maybe I will see it on tv one of these days...I do like Jeff Bridges...
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Post by: Bahku on January 01, 2011, 06:30:53 PM
I loved John Wayne and have not been able to bring myself to see this one.  However, a friend who saw it said it was not really a remake of the Wayne movie, but a new version taken straight from the book.   Don't know...maybe I will see it on tv one of these days...I do like Jeff Bridges...

Same mixed emotions for me, TB ... I suppose if I take it on it's own, and not compare it to the original, it will be enjoyable. I've heard a lot of good about it, but that apprehension about not messing with classics is hard to get beyond for me. Maybe in a week or two, after I've gotten beyond the initial shock, lol.
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Post by: guava_wrench on January 01, 2011, 07:30:28 PM
I watched the documentary Restrepo on Netflix streaming. Powerful stuff. Actual live footage of combat in Afghanistan, including a casualty.
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Post by: guava_wrench on January 01, 2011, 07:32:59 PM
I just watched The Squid and the Whale. It's not a new movie, but I've meaning to watch it since forever, and I'm glad I did. It's a good movie, but it can be a little quirky at times. Jeff Daniels and Jesse Eisenberg really make this movie what it is.
I loved that movie. Both actors were incredible.
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Post by: Green Man on January 01, 2011, 09:06:39 PM
On break from school and been really watching a ton of movies lately:

127 Hours- Danny Boyle is my favorite director, so this was my #1 to see movie. James Franco delivers an amazing performance in this 1 man show as Aron Rolston. Typical Boyle traits - fast paced, awesome music, cool camera angles, and very funny. Loved it. 8.5/10

The Proposition - awesome Aussie western, beautifully shot, great acting (Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone). I'd give it a 8/10

The Town - lived up to everything I've heard. Didn't expect so much action though. Still loved it, Renner and Affleck were great I thought.  Give it a 8/10 as well.

Easy A - different than your usual teen-comedy. This one was actually pretty funny I thought, and well acted. Think it was actually relatable to adults as well. 7/10.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - this was cool, hilarious, different. Aimed at hipsters and video game nerds, but I still thought it was awesome. 7/10

Black Swan - truly a perfect movie. Totally gripping, enthralling, and beautiful. Lived up the hype and then some I'd say. I mean it's your classic ballet thriller, right? 10/10

True Grit - didn't enjoy it really. Slow, boring, and not much to it. Just thought it was very overrated. Can't believe it is getting Oscar buzz. 6/10.

Animal Kingdom - Australian crime-drama-thriller. Truly one of the best movies I have ever seen. Urge all of you to see this. Kind of slow paced, but an absolutely amazing and brutal story of a quiet 17 yr old kid, who after his mom dies, is then thrown into a house with the rest of his explosive estranged criminal family. Incredible tension and acting. As good as it gets in my opinion. 10/10

Next on the list: Winter's Bone, Chopper, Boy A, The American, The Square
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Post by: indeedproceed on January 01, 2011, 11:57:45 PM
I saw Restrepo, I loved it. I wrote more about it here (link (http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=43427.0)).

Saw Joaquin Phoenix's "I'm still here"..it took me 45 mins to stop feeling awkward watching it, but its worth it. A strange movie that I'll never watch again, but didn't regret watching it.

Finally watched SLC Punk!, and I loved it.
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Post by: MattG12 on January 02, 2011, 01:03:41 AM
I just had my wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday so I've spent a lot of time in bed watching movies and episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The movies...

Barry Lyndon (1975)
10 / 10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
- This film reminded me of a European version of Gone With the Wind in some ways. Just an awesome epic movie... about 3 hours long... but that didn't stop me from watching it twice in as many days. It follows the story of Barry Lyndon's life in regards to travels, war, love, money, etc. from the 1760s - 1780s or so. The music, acting, and overall tone of the movie are perfect.

The King of Comedy (1982)
8 / 10
Director: Martin Scorsese
- One of the many films from the team of Scorsese and DeNiro. This one features DeNiro as a man with a psychological disorder... kind of like Taxi Driver and Cape Fear. In this film DeNiro wants to be the new king of comedy and will not let anything stop him from obtaining this goal.

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
8 / 10
Director: Michael Mann
- I was excited to see this one after hearing positive things from a number of friends. The film also features Daniel Day-Lewis who I consider the most talented actor in the business having not even seen most of his work. I though Day-Lewis portrayed his character well but nothing was truly outstanding. The performance certainly didn't compare to his performance in my favorite film, There Will be Blood. I would have given this film a 7 if not for the breathtaking final 10 minutes that might be in the top 5 final 10 minutes to a movie ever filmed. (Awesome scenery, action followed by a long pause and an intellectual quote over a beautiful score.) If only the rest of the movie had been shot so well...

Machete (2010)
7 / 10
Director: Robert Rodriguez
- I was hoping it would have been a lot better. Typical awesome style you would expect from Rodriguez or Tarantino... this film just seemed a little rushed. The acting was decent enough, the action was awesome. The characters were underdeveloped... and there were many, many characters. The plot seemed to be a tangled mess by the end because of the introduction of too many characters. I may be nitpicking. I don't think somebody would watch a Rodriguez film for plot depth and character development. For that reason, it serves well as an action movie... just not as well as Desperado or El Mariachi, it compared more closely to Once Upon a Time in Mexico or Planet Terror.

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
9 / 10
Director: Sergio Leone
- I don't really have a lot to say about this one. If you like westerns... see it. It wasn't as good as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, but it was still a very good Sergio Leone film. I think it actually could have used more action... a lot of tension built up for yet another finale that just doesn't compare to the finale of TGTBATU.

Robin Hood (2010)
6 / 10
Director: Ridley Scott
- This really wasn't the tale of Robin Hood... at least not to my knowledge. It seemed like it was setting up for a sequel. It was a good action movie. It was just kind of boring and lacking an interesting plot. I found it to be very similar to the recent Sherlock Holmes film which also was used to set up for a sequel, which is currently being developed. I was very disappointed about half way through Robin Hood because it seemed to be a war movie rather than the tale of the man who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor... and of course the final words that flashed on the screen at the end of the movie were something along the lines of... "And thus the story began..."

Strangers on a Train (1951)
8 / 10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
- A very interesting film with an awesome plot as you can expect from Hitchcock. My favorite Hitchcock films remain Rear Window and North by Northwest. This one was certainly good but I came up with a couple of solutions that could have helped the protagonist avoid getting into the whole mess that he found himself... and whenever I can do that a great murder/mystery is no longer a great murder/mystery. I had to knock a couple of points off of an otherwise flawless film.

V for Vendetta (2006)
9 / 10
Director: James McTeigue
- I can't believe I hadn't seen this film yet. It is a good conspirator, anti-government, rebellion type action film. The dialogue is excellent as is the cinematography and the score. The dialogue is excellent in that it is filled with verbose deep meaningful quotes. The two terrorist explosion scenes (If you've seen the film, you know what I mean) are awesome, especially because of the fireworks and Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture playing over the speakers throughout London.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
7 / 10
Director: Oliver Stone
- Money Never Sleeps was a good follow up to the original 1987 Wall Street. The film could have been better and I expected it to be better coming from Oliver Stone, but it was a good film describing the terrible situation our economy faced in 2008. Like Machete (Immigration Reform) these current event films have a lot of heart and a good meaning but they definitely seem a bit rushed.
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Post by: barefacedmonk on January 02, 2011, 01:15:06 AM
I agree with your ratings, MattG12...except, I think The Last of the Mohicans deserves 9/10. Awesome movie...and Daniel-Day Lewis is simply a very billiant actor.
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Post by: Chief on January 02, 2011, 02:11:30 PM
I agree with your ratings, MattG12...except, I think The Last of the Mohicans deserves 9/10. Awesome movie...and Daniel-Day Lewis is simply a very billiant actor.

I'd agree. What a good movie with one of the best scores you'll ever hear.
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Post by: cornbreadsmart on January 02, 2011, 02:17:23 PM
     I liked "The Town". It was REALLY far fetched though. There were a lot of holes and The Mad Men guy was kinda bad. One minute he had a boston accent and the very next line in the same scene he doesn't.Ha.Ben Affleck's supposed boston accent is so over the top as well. But ofcourse, he's not really from Boston anyways. I'd like to see Ben Affleck take another stab at comedy. I actually think he's a pretty funny guy. Not romantic comedy crappy comedy but something more ridiculous.
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Post by: guava_wrench on January 02, 2011, 02:48:33 PM
I saw Restrepo, I loved it. I wrote more about it here (link (http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=43427.0)).

Saw Joaquin Phoenix's "I'm still here"..it took me 45 mins to stop feeling awkward watching it, but its worth it. A strange movie that I'll never watch again, but didn't regret watching it.

Finally watched SLC Punk!, and I loved it.
Have you seen "Exit Through the Gift Shop"? Brilliant 'documentary'. Not clear if it is part send up or completely legit. Phoenix probably watched that pic with great envy.
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Post by: 9inmymind on January 02, 2011, 11:14:33 PM
I just watched The Squid and the Whale. It's not a new movie, but I've meaning to watch it since forever, and I'm glad I did. It's a good movie, but it can be a little quirky at times. Jeff Daniels and Jesse Eisenberg really make this movie what it is.
I loved that movie. Both actors were incredible.

 the actors definitely came to play.
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Post by: Redz on January 02, 2011, 11:15:24 PM
Winter's Bone

dark and slow, but kinda good
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Post by: footey on January 02, 2011, 11:30:52 PM
True Grit and The Fighter. Recommend them both, especially The Fighter.  Christian Bale, Amy Adams were both fantastic, as was the actress playing the mother.
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Post by: RebusRankin on January 02, 2011, 11:34:57 PM
Megamind, fun movie
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Post by: Redz on January 02, 2011, 11:41:59 PM
Megamind, fun movie


was a fun one

Despicable Me was probably my favorite animated movie of the year.

I got about 10 minutes into this one then realized it wasn't going to work for my wife!  Need to check it out again on my own at some point.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433540/
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Post by: Edgar on January 03, 2011, 11:55:11 AM
Cars and the new favorite Finding Nemo.

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Post by: Snakehead on January 03, 2011, 12:03:26 PM
Just saw True Grit.  While it was good, I have to say it was a very un-Coen brothers movie in a lot of ways, only a few characters and moments (the bear dentist, the Indian being hanged, and Rooster for a lot of parts) really reminded me I was watching a Coen brothers movie.  I heard a reviewer describe it as having "restraint" and I think that is a good way to put it.  In the end though it makes it a little predictable and I did expect more memorable moments.

Still liked it a lot though, just as a huge Coen brothers fan it didn't quite live up to expectations I had.  I expected something stranger or more unique and they made a pretty traditional Western for the most part. 

While it had a few humorous moments and some really dark ones, it strode the dark and comic line in a more ambigious way than maybe any of the Coen brothers movies.  Usually they fall more one way than the other but this had a tone that was hard to nail down.



And as far as the John Wayne connection, it doesn't really have much relevance since this is not a remake, the movie feels so much different and is based on the book.  John Wayne movies are kind of their own genre and this doesn't have much similarities.  As far as the whole cast goes, it's a much better acted movie and goes for a much different vibe, they are all actors here and there are no singers.  I never have been much of a Wayne fan but either way I don't think that should keep fans of Westerns away from this new True Grit.
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Post by: Greenbean on January 03, 2011, 12:06:27 PM
Just saw True Grit.  While it was good, I have to say it was a very un-Coen brothers movie in a lot of ways, only a few characters and moments (the bear dentist, the Indian being hanged, and Rooster for a lot of parts) really reminded me I was watching a Coen brothers movie.  I heard a reviewer describe it as having "restraint" and I think that is a good way to put it.  In the end though it makes it a little predictable and I did expect more memorable moments.

Still liked it a lot though, just as a huge Coen brothers fan it didn't quite live up to expectations I had.  I expected something stranger and they made a pretty traditional Western for the most part.

Agreed.

However if you strip away expectations of a Coen Bros. movie, then you get a hell of a film.

It reminded me of Miller's Crossing. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Just a really well written, well acted gangster movie.
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Post by: Snakehead on January 03, 2011, 02:26:32 PM
Just saw True Grit.  While it was good, I have to say it was a very un-Coen brothers movie in a lot of ways, only a few characters and moments (the bear dentist, the Indian being hanged, and Rooster for a lot of parts) really reminded me I was watching a Coen brothers movie.  I heard a reviewer describe it as having "restraint" and I think that is a good way to put it.  In the end though it makes it a little predictable and I did expect more memorable moments.

Still liked it a lot though, just as a huge Coen brothers fan it didn't quite live up to expectations I had.  I expected something stranger and they made a pretty traditional Western for the most part.

Agreed.

However if you strip away expectations of a Coen Bros. movie, then you get a hell of a film.

It reminded me of Miller's Crossing. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Just a really well written, well acted gangster movie.

I will say Miller's Crossing did have some more unexpected moments that the Coen's usually deliver, which True Grit was pretty lacking in mostly.  You are right in that it wasn't too "Coen" but it had it's unusual moments.  Again, True Grit was "restrained".  Both definitely do feel like the Coens trying to be more within a genre than trying to craft something all their own, and they still do great work even that way which only speaks more to their abilities as film makers.

And yes the Coen connection does weigh on the movie for me.  I'm sure I will appreciate it more and more as I distance myself from my initial expectations.
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Post by: CelticG1 on January 03, 2011, 03:10:28 PM
The Town

Thought it was a good flick. A lot of that probably has to do with it taking place in Boston and the footage from different neighborhoods.

It's nothing special, kinda just what I was expecting in a good way though
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Post by: ederson on January 03, 2011, 04:06:30 PM
Wall street 2.....

I liked the first one better....
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Post by: EJPLAYA on January 03, 2011, 05:12:25 PM
True Grit. I was skeptical being one of the biggest John Wayne fans out there, but this movie delivered. I liked it so well that I took my wife 2 days later. I rarely pay full price for a flick these days since we have a 1.50 theater close, but I did twice in one week.

Great job by Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld. Both Oscar winning performances in my opinion.
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Post by: looseball on January 03, 2011, 08:17:29 PM
On break from school and been really watching a ton of movies lately:


The Proposition - awesome Aussie western, beautifully shot, great acting (Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone). I'd give it a 8/10



I saw this one a couple of years ago, and loved it, too.  Written by Nick Cave!
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Post by: Green Man on January 03, 2011, 08:50:06 PM
Mulholland Dr. last night. My mind hurt so bad. Unbelievable atmosphere in that movie, as one would expect from David Lynch. Definitely going to need repeated viewings seeing as this was my first, but i still loved it. So many hidden clues/signs/meanings.
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Post by: slamtheking on January 03, 2011, 09:14:03 PM
Knight and Day thru Netflix.  Was really surprised to see the shot the garage scene on top of the parking garage across from where I work.  Saw my workplace in a few shots -- right down to the window where I sit. 

other than that, it was an ok movie.  could pretty much see all the 'surprises' in the script
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Post by: guava_wrench on January 03, 2011, 09:40:56 PM
Mulholland Dr. last night. My mind hurt so bad. Unbelievable atmosphere in that movie, as one would expect from David Lynch. Definitely going to need repeated viewings seeing as this was my first, but i still loved it. So many hidden clues/signs/meanings.
Great movie.

I rewatched Blue Velvet a few nights ago. Lynch is a bit nuts.
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Post by: guava_wrench on January 03, 2011, 09:41:59 PM
On break from school and been really watching a ton of movies lately:


The Proposition - awesome Aussie western, beautifully shot, great acting (Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone). I'd give it a 8/10



I saw this one a couple of years ago, and loved it, too.  Written by Nick Cave!
The Bad Seeds Nick Cave? Interesting.
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Post by: jackson_34 on January 03, 2011, 10:10:40 PM
Just saw The King's Speech.

Fantastic movie, the acting is brilliant.

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helen Bonham Carter are all flawless. Credit needs to be given to Colin Firth as it must be an incredibly difficult task to portray someone with a speech impediment and pull it off convincingly.

Also I have this exhibition playing at the art gallery near me which I will be visiting on many occasions;
http://qag.qld.gov.au/cinematheque/current/21st_century_cinema/a_new_tomorrow_visions_of_the_future_in_cinema (http://qag.qld.gov.au/cinematheque/current/21st_century_cinema/a_new_tomorrow_visions_of_the_future_in_cinema)   
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Post by: Rondo_is_better on January 03, 2011, 10:13:59 PM
Saving Private Ryan.
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Post by: GreenEnvy on January 04, 2011, 12:55:23 AM
At home, The Town last week. I saw it in the theaters in September and enjoyed it enough then to buy and watch again, totally worth it.

Went last night to see The Fighter. Thought it was excellent. Probably better than Black Swan (saw that before Christmas).

The acting in both The Fighter and Black Swan was amazing. Natalie Portman and Christian Bale are definitely winning Oscars for their roles, and Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Mila Kunis were all great too. Even Mark Wahlberg did a good job.


I highly recommend all three movies.
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Post by: freshinthehouse on January 04, 2011, 01:24:12 AM
Saw the Fighter and True Grit this week.  Someone in an earlier thread mentioned that if you forgot True Grit was a Coen Bros movie, you'd really like.  I set my expectations so high for their movies, so I'm usually let down.  But it's a very good movie.

The Fighter was also very good (besides being kinda formulaic).  Christian Bale is fantastic.

Saw The Tillman Story a while back.  It's a doc that reviews Pat Tillman's family's fight to uncover what happened to their son in Afghanistan.  Very powerful stuff.  It'll make you proud of the Tillman family, and it'll make you mad at your gov't.

Last night I watched a Mexican movie called Sin Nombre.  Very very good. 
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Post by: Green Man on January 04, 2011, 02:24:04 AM
Just watched Heat for the first time finished it 5 minutes ago. Had it lying around and just never got to it. I don't know what turned me off initially. Anyways it is actually the best movie I have ever seen in my life. Amazing all around. Truly a masterpiece, wow.
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Post by: Snakehead on January 04, 2011, 08:50:27 AM
Just watched Heat for the first time finished it 5 minutes ago. Had it lying around and just never got to it. I don't know what turned me off initially. Anyways it is actually the best movie I have ever seen in my life. Amazing all around. Truly a masterpiece, wow.

The bank heist scene?  You have seen shoot outs in movies before obviously but there is something about the filming style, the over bearing sound, the movements of DeNiro and Kilmer, the shots Pacino and the cops sneaking up on them and the violence of it... just incredible. 

Michael Mann also did an amazing job with Collateral which I highly reccomend if you haven't seen that.  I'm sure you will like it if you enjoy Heat that much.  The bank heist in Heat is one of the best scenes ever but I like Collateral more overall.
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Post by: Bahku on January 04, 2011, 09:07:15 AM
Just watched Heat for the first time finished it 5 minutes ago. Had it lying around and just never got to it. I don't know what turned me off initially. Anyways it is actually the best movie I have ever seen in my life. Amazing all around. Truly a masterpiece, wow.

The bank heist scene?  You have seen shoot outs in movies before obviously but there is something about the filming style, the over bearing sound, the movements of DeNiro and Kilmer, the shots Pacino and the cops sneaking up on them and the violence of it... just incredible. 

Michael Mann also did an amazing job with Collateral which I highly reccomend if you haven't seen that.  I'm sure you will like it if you enjoy Heat that much.  The bank heist in Heat is one of the best scenes ever but I like Collateral more overall.

Just watched "Collateral" for the first time and posted about it a couple of days ago, ( http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=33551.msg891066#msg891066 ) ... awesome movie!! I liked "Heat" as well, but overall I'd pick "Collateral" as the better of the two. Most Michael Mann projects turn out pretty good. ;)
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Post by: Green Man on January 04, 2011, 10:27:32 AM
Michael Mann also did an amazing job with Collateral which I highly reccomend if you haven't seen that.  I'm sure you will like it if you enjoy Heat that much.  The bank heist in Heat is one of the best scenes ever but I like Collateral more overall.

Ya I have seen Collateral. While it is also a very good movie, I still prefer Heat. But the atmosphere created in Collateral is sensational. The dark night in the LA streets, combined with the music, it's really something to behold. The feeling Mann creates in Collateral is astounding. Plus it was a great job by Tom Cruise.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: tonybell on January 05, 2011, 02:28:43 AM
The Last Movie i watched that is Iron Sky and its [dang] good movie.Full of space action just like star wars and i am crazy about space action.I think i have to Watch Iron Sky Online (http://www.search-episodes.com/downloadmovie/Iron_Sky) again because i want to go the space one more time.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on January 05, 2011, 02:05:31 PM
On break from school and been really watching a ton of movies lately:


The Proposition - awesome Aussie western, beautifully shot, great acting (Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone). I'd give it a 8/10



I saw this one a couple of years ago, and loved it, too.  Written by Nick Cave!
The Bad Seeds Nick Cave? Interesting.

Yes, none other.  He also wrote the soundtrack and sings on it.  Very eery-western music.
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Post by: MattG12 on January 05, 2011, 04:52:09 PM
On break from school and been really watching a ton of movies lately:


The Proposition - awesome Aussie western, beautifully shot, great acting (Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone). I'd give it a 8/10



I saw this one a couple of years ago, and loved it, too.  Written by Nick Cave!
The Bad Seeds Nick Cave? Interesting.

Yes, none other.  He also wrote the soundtrack and sings on it.  Very eery-western music.

He did the score for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" as well if you want to hear some more eery-western music. That film and score are simply phenomenal.
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Post by: Edgar on January 05, 2011, 04:52:58 PM
Cars and finding Nemo
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Post by: feckless on January 05, 2011, 06:53:09 PM
The Town

Not really a law and order guy--actually did prison work as an attorney--and I was offended by this movie--rooted for the cops--see no way a criminal gets that woman and outcome should have had Ben spending the rest of his life in prison--the movie was wrong minded especially after all the jeopardy they put woman, children the innocent  public in.  Just imagine a loved one in the area of one of the robberies--to glorify any of those people sucks.
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Post by: dpaps on January 05, 2011, 06:58:12 PM
Just watched Heat for the first time finished it 5 minutes ago. Had it lying around and just never got to it. I don't know what turned me off initially. Anyways it is actually the best movie I have ever seen in my life. Amazing all around. Truly a masterpiece, wow.

I told some of my buddies the other day that I had never seen Heat and they all thought I'm crazy. Definitely next on my 'to see' list. Literally every person I've talked to loves the movie.
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Post by: looseball on January 05, 2011, 07:11:37 PM
On break from school and been really watching a ton of movies lately:


The Proposition - awesome Aussie western, beautifully shot, great acting (Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone). I'd give it a 8/10



I saw this one a couple of years ago, and loved it, too.  Written by Nick Cave!
The Bad Seeds Nick Cave? Interesting.

Yes, none other.  He also wrote the soundtrack and sings on it.  Very eery-western music.

He did the score for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" as well if you want to hear some more eery-western music. That film and score are simply phenomenal.

Thanks for the tip.  I just added it to my Netflix queue.
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Post by: Edgar on January 06, 2011, 12:52:16 AM
what happend in vegas

and cars and finding nemo
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Post by: Bahku on January 06, 2011, 11:39:04 PM
This coming Saturday, (January Eighth), is "John Wayne Day" on AMC ... movies starring The Duke all day and all night, including the original "True Grit" ... just a heads-up to fellow Duke fans. ;)
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Post by: indeedproceed on January 08, 2011, 12:29:00 AM
127 Hours, the story of Aaron Ralston's canyoneering accident, where he got pinned under a boulder, and had to amputate his arm.

Just a freaking powerhouse performance from James Franco. I think there are literally 6 people that actually say another line on screen. Just a great film from a great director (Danny Boyle). 8.5 out of 10, and I hate doing ratings.
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Post by: Bahku on January 08, 2011, 01:55:25 AM
127 Hours, the story of Aaron Ralston's canyoneering accident, where he got pinned under a boulder, and had to amputate his arm.

Just a freaking powerhouse performance from James Franco. I think there are literally 6 people that actually say another line on screen. Just a great film from a great director (Danny Boyle). 8.5 out of 10, and I hate doing ratings.

Haven't seen the movie yet, but read the story a while ago ... very compelling story, and just an amazing display of courage and the strength of the human spirit and it's will to persevere. Can't wait to see the film now, thanks for the review, IP.
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Post by: Chief on January 08, 2011, 07:04:20 PM
I just watched The Squid and the Whale. It's not a new movie, but I've meaning to watch it since forever, and I'm glad I did. It's a good movie, but it can be a little quirky at times. Jeff Daniels and Jesse Eisenberg really make this movie what it is.
I loved that movie. Both actors were incredible.

 the actors definitely came to play.

Noah Baumbach first film "Kicking and Screaming" is one of my favorite films of all time. Please don't get this confused with the Will Ferrell soccer movie.
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Post by: guava_wrench on January 08, 2011, 08:04:51 PM
I watched The King's Speech last night.

Great movie. If you like good acting and witty drama, it is a good choice. Not for the action fans or those with short attention spans.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on January 08, 2011, 08:12:20 PM
I watched The King's Speech last night.

Great movie. If you like good acting and witty drama, it is a good choice. Not for the action fans or those with short attention spans.

From what I've read its more british than Neville Chamberlain drinking tea eating a pork and apple pasty, while listening to the beatles.

I've also read that it is an amazing film.
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Post by: Edgar on January 08, 2011, 08:54:01 PM
cars
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on January 10, 2011, 01:32:11 AM
Devil

The first movie by M Night Shyamalan that I have enjoyed since Unbreakable.

5 people get trapped in an elevator, mayhem ensues. The idea is that one of the people is the devil.

I didn't get the "devil conversation" that I love. You know the one, where the devil slowly reveals things about yourself that he/she has no way of knowing, until at the end, big reveal, its the devil.

This was more pull the rug out, with some elements of suspense and horror, and some heavy moments with a dark camera and ominous sounds, that were a little forced. Kind of like in a play when the lights go out and then one of the cast members is killed, but you don't see it.

But beyond that, I sincerely didn't see the ending coming (and in a M Night movie, you're guessing at what the big reveal is the whole time, so at some point you settle on a theory, yadda yadda). I really enjoyed it, very well acted and directed (although it should be noted that M Night only had the story, the screenplay and direction were others).

IMDB gives it a 6.5 out of 10, and i don't think that's a bad rating. I'd go as far as 7, 7.5 though. Worth watching.
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Post by: Kwhit10 on January 10, 2011, 02:07:02 PM
Saw The Fighter, and I must say it should be the movie of the year (2010). Was absolutely fantastic.  Bale was phenomenal.
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Post by: Rondo2287 on January 10, 2011, 02:08:05 PM
Saw Black Swan this past weekend, Crazy Crazy Movie
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Post by: Snakehead on January 10, 2011, 02:13:30 PM
Saw "The Fighter" and it was great like everyone says, and yes Bale deserves an award, one of the best perfomances of his career in this one.

One knock I have to put against it though is the lackluster boxing scenes.  Up until late in the movie they were all super quick and heavily edited (which is okay) but later on they just aren't interesting.  In the fight where Ward is getting beaten on and not throwing punches until he wins with the big body shot he literally didn't throw a punch until that end part, I don't think at least.  It was way overdone to that extent, he had to have thrown more than those few punches in a whole [dang] fight, it would have been called off.  And the fight at the end was kind of lackluster too.

They seemed to be going for almost Raging Bull with how it was exagerrated and with a lot of punches being thrown, though it wasn't trying to be as brutal as that film was.  Really though it was just heavily edited and exaggerated and it was the weakest part of the movie, which is unfortunate since it is a boxing movie.

However it doesn't kill the movie or anything because while its a sports movie, it's really about the personal story.  Just with how that was all handled I would have liked some more realistic looking boxing.


Really great, I highly reccomend it to everyone.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Snakehead on January 10, 2011, 02:20:58 PM
Michael Mann also did an amazing job with Collateral which I highly reccomend if you haven't seen that.  I'm sure you will like it if you enjoy Heat that much.  The bank heist in Heat is one of the best scenes ever but I like Collateral more overall.

Ya I have seen Collateral. While it is also a very good movie, I still prefer Heat. But the atmosphere created in Collateral is sensational. The dark night in the LA streets, combined with the music, it's really something to behold. The feeling Mann creates in Collateral is astounding. Plus it was a great job by Tom Cruise.

I really agree with the atmosphere, well done by Mann who is excellent at uniting sound and visuals, and the Tom Cruise performance is just fantastic.  Foxx was good too but there was just a unique quality to Cruise's character where you can't tell who he is and what act he's putting on or if it is an act at all.  It's a really interesting and compelling performance and I can't think of a more interesting one that Cruise has done.  It's my favorite of his for sure.
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Post by: Kwhit10 on January 10, 2011, 02:25:30 PM
Michael Mann also did an amazing job with Collateral which I highly reccomend if you haven't seen that.  I'm sure you will like it if you enjoy Heat that much.  The bank heist in Heat is one of the best scenes ever but I like Collateral more overall.

Ya I have seen Collateral. While it is also a very good movie, I still prefer Heat. But the atmosphere created in Collateral is sensational. The dark night in the LA streets, combined with the music, it's really something to behold. The feeling Mann creates in Collateral is astounding. Plus it was a great job by Tom Cruise.

I really agree with the atmosphere, well done by Mann who is excellent at uniting sound and visuals, and the Tom Cruise performance is just fantastic.  Foxx was good too but there was just a unique quality to Cruise's character where you can't tell who he is and what act he's putting on or if it is an act at all.  It's a really interesting and compelling performance and I can't think of a more interesting one that Cruise has done.  It's my favorite of his for sure.

Collateral is a very underrated movie.  I must agree it was one of Cruises best performances (at least recently).  And the atmosphere is pretty much perfect in that movie.
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Post by: Redz on January 10, 2011, 03:36:38 PM
Saw "The Fighter" and it was great like everyone says, and yes Bale deserves an award, one of the best perfomances of his career in this one.

One knock I have to put against it though is the lackluster boxing scenes.  Up until late in the movie they were all super quick and heavily edited (which is okay) but later on they just aren't interesting.  In the fight where Ward is getting beaten on and not throwing punches until he wins with the big body shot he literally didn't throw a punch until that end part, I don't think at least.  It was way overdone to that extent, he had to have thrown more than those few punches in a whole [dang] fight, it would have been called off.  And the fight at the end was kind of lackluster too.

They seemed to be going for almost Raging Bull with how it was exagerrated and with a lot of punches being thrown, though it wasn't trying to be as brutal as that film was.  Really though it was just heavily edited and exaggerated and it was the weakest part of the movie, which is unfortunate since it is a boxing movie.

However it doesn't kill the movie or anything because while its a sports movie, it's really about the personal story.  Just with how that was all handled I would have liked some more realistic looking boxing.


Really great, I highly reccomend it to everyone.

Saw The Fighter last night and agree with everyone you said.  The boxing were lacking.  Too many crowd shots, and not enough boxing.  I guess it's really hard to do a boxing movie without everything coming across as cliche.  Thankfully the story was fascinating and there were plenty of quality characters and a
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: hardlyyardley on January 10, 2011, 04:11:40 PM
The King's Speech was well done....incredible acting.....don't know if this was mentioned, but I was not about to edit 50+ pages
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Moranis on January 10, 2011, 04:17:41 PM
How to Train Your Dragon.

Excellent movie.  Nice story and pretty funny
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 10, 2011, 04:28:56 PM
The King's Speech was well done....incredible acting.....don't know if this was mentioned, but I was not about to edit 50+ pages

What, you've got something more important to do?  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on January 10, 2011, 04:59:57 PM
Prince of Persia. It has the same Disney feel as the last two Pirates of the Caribbean. Having said that, I did not like Pirates 2 and 3. Like those, this movie is about 30 minutes longer than it should have been.  :P
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Green Man on January 10, 2011, 05:20:26 PM
House of Sand and Fog - brilliant performances by Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. Very sad, depressing movie. Quite the tragedy. Very good thought

Extract - by Mike Judge, the guy who made Office Space. Not as funny, but still a quality comedy I'd say. Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck (absolutely hilarious in this, smaller role). Just a wholesome film.

The Salton Sea - I love me some Val Kilmer. This is one of his best performances. Neo-noir, revenge, drug movie. Sort of black comedy to it as well. Phenomenal cinematography by DJ Caruso. Highly recommend it. Has the same feel as Memento.


Next up: Equilibrium and Ghost Town
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: snowball on January 10, 2011, 06:51:00 PM
Edge of Darkness - 1987 !!!
BBC production, 300 minutes.

loved it !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_of_Darkness
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Timdawgg on January 10, 2011, 07:27:44 PM
Human Centipede....I thought it was a sci-fi/ horror flick...I was dead wrong...I don't like to read about movies before hand if I can all help it so I never would have watched it if I saw the trailer....Human Centipede is the most disgusting twisted movie I have ever watched...bad acting but so twisted and unique I kinda liked it. Hard to get the thought out of your head after....
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on January 10, 2011, 07:37:21 PM
Robin Hood.
Meh.  2 out of 5 stars (3 stars for the first half of the movie, 1 star for the second half - and that's being generous to the 2nd half).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on January 10, 2011, 08:39:20 PM
Robin Hood.
Meh.  2 out of 5 stars (3 stars for the first half of the movie, 1 star for the second half - and that's being generous to the 2nd half).

Although I'd never buy it or plan to watch again, I did not think it was terrible. I saw the director's cut,I don't know if that made the difference.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on January 10, 2011, 09:33:18 PM
The King's Speech was well done....incredible acting.....don't know if this was mentioned, but I was not about to edit 50+ pages

What, you've got something more important to do?  ;D
I think this is one of those threads where redundancy is good since everyone has their own view and more positive mentions of a move means more evidence that it is worth watching.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: incoherent on January 10, 2011, 09:41:47 PM
True Grit

pretty good
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: incoherent on January 10, 2011, 09:43:29 PM
Robin Hood.
Meh.  2 out of 5 stars (3 stars for the first half of the movie, 1 star for the second half - and that's being generous to the 2nd half).

Is it pretty sad that this Robin Hood was about 100x worse then the Kevin Costner one?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on January 10, 2011, 09:54:08 PM
New Robin Hood just needed a Brian Adams' song!!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 10, 2011, 10:19:48 PM
The King's Speech was well done....incredible acting.....don't know if this was mentioned, but I was not about to edit 50+ pages

What, you've got something more important to do?  ;D
I think this is one of those threads where redundancy is good since everyone has their own view and more positive mentions of a move means more evidence that it is worth watching.

hardly yardley's my father (for real)...just busting his chops because he's retired  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on January 11, 2011, 01:45:53 PM
The Social Network. Most people have a Facebook account, so it's very interesting to see how something like this started. I think it got the best reviewed movie of the year at Rotten Tomatoes. After seeing it, I can see why. Very interesting!!!!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 11, 2011, 02:38:59 PM
"Rosewood".  Saw it on tv last night.  It was one of the hardest movies I have ever watched and I was deeply affected by it.  I can't critique it now...it is too fresh. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 11, 2011, 03:09:29 PM
True Grit

pretty good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36BvyC_ODRM&feature=related
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 11, 2011, 03:35:08 PM
"Rosewood".  Saw it on tv last night.  It was one of the hardest movies I have ever watched and I was deeply affected by it.  I can't critique it now...it is too fresh. 

is that the one with Cher?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 11, 2011, 03:45:35 PM
"Rosewood".  Saw it on tv last night.  It was one of the hardest movies I have ever watched and I was deeply affected by it.  I can't critique it now...it is too fresh. 

is that the one with Cher?

or was that Silkwood?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2011, 03:51:40 PM
the last movie i didnt watch again  was open water
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 11, 2011, 06:24:05 PM
a little background:  True story, Rosewood was a town in Florida (black/segregated) where a white woman lied about being beaten by a black man and the white population (crackers and KKK vigilantes) went on a rampage and wiped the town off the map, lynching the whole black population, and burning homes, the school and the church.  John Voigt was in it and I though the acting was terrific.  I think only about 30 people got out alive.  Florida voted the survivors restitution in 1994.   I looked it up yesterday, and that is what I remember...or misremember...about what happened.  Great movie about a terrible time in our history.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: albas89 on January 11, 2011, 07:04:07 PM
Seven Pounds

I am supposed to be a drama-hater and I can only think of 2-3 drama movies that I watched and actually liked! I didnt know that the movies was a drama in the first place, it was just a friend's suggestion!
well, the movie was much better than I expected(and I expect a lot from every movie Will Smith plays in) and, in fact, I was also very moved by the ending scenes especially, which was quite surprising for my standards I can tell you!
Not much more to say, I just think that, even if you dont like dramas, you're gonna like this one! Great movie and great acting by Will Smith and Rosario Dawson... 8.5/10 for me!! ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 13, 2011, 12:31:35 PM
I just finished watching "Exit Through the Gift Shop". I'm probably going to watch it a couple more times in the next few days. Like "Catfish", people are still debating whether it is a documentary or as mockumentary. I currently have no opinion on that topic. If it is a documentary it is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen... right up there with "Woodstock" and "The Cove". If it is a mockumentary I applaud everybody responsible for being able to keep the secret under wraps unlike Casey Affleck spilling the beans on "I'm Still Here" before the film was even released.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0b90YppquE

This 5 minute video shows just how intriguing this film really is. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" teaches you a lot about street art, mental illness, sociology and anthropology, and the true value of art. If "Mr. Brainwash" is a real artist then his success came about probably quicker than any other artist... ever. If "Mr. Brainwash" is a fabrication created by the mind of Banksy, then everybody who fell for the joke and purchased MBW art looks foolish and Banksy would thus be a genius. Give it a watch... I'd love to get some other opinions. There is a lot of material to go through before I can decide whether it is a documentary or a mockumentary but either way I give it 10/10. The film was interesting, exciting to watch, had fun stars (Guetta, Banksy, Fairey), and has enormous re-playability as I plan on watching it again as early as tomorrow.

And if you don't want to watch the 5 minute video... here is a 1 minute trailer of the film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTlm6dU2xHk
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on January 13, 2011, 12:37:22 PM
Social Network and Salt were the snow day movies yesterday. Network is fabulous, I fell asleep through Salt.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on January 13, 2011, 01:39:47 PM
Spanglish. Lovely film, Paz Vega is gorgeous.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 13, 2011, 07:43:23 PM
FYI: One of the greatest Martial Arts movies ever made is on AMC tonight at 8PM ... "Enter The Dragon" starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Shih Kien, Jackie Chan, (uncredited - before he was famous), and many more! If you love Martial Arts and don't have it on DVD, this is a definite must-see ... yes, the OKC/Orlando game is on then, too, but that's why they invented PIP!! ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on January 13, 2011, 09:21:38 PM
The King's Speech was well done....incredible acting.....don't know if this was mentioned, but I was not about to edit 50+ pages
Just got home from seeing "The King's Speech" on hardlyyardly's recommendation, and I concur.  It was a terrific moviel and the acting was terrific.  Loved it.  Wouldn't be surprised to see mentions for Acadamy Awards.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on January 13, 2011, 09:31:45 PM
Inception.
Thought it was good, a bit disappointed by the ending though.  This is a frequent complaint of mine with movies like this.  It's as if the director/screenwriter couldn't quite decide what they wanted to do, so opted for the arty "keep you guessing" ending, which always seems a total cop out.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on January 13, 2011, 09:37:45 PM
FYI: One of the greatest Martial Arts movies ever made is on AMC tonight at 8PM ... "Enter The Dragon" starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Shih Kien, Jackie Chan, (uncredited - before he was famous), and many more! If you love Martial Arts and don't have it on DVD, this is a definite must-see ... yes, the OKC/Orlando game is on then, too, but that's why they invented PIP!! ;)

I saw that and cried a little inside. My gf decided we were going to watch re runs of community and the big bang theory. Usually a high point in my night, but Enter The Dragon would've been so much cooler.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 13, 2011, 09:43:02 PM
I just finished watching "Exit Through the Gift Shop". I'm probably going to watch it a couple more times in the next few days. Like "Catfish", people are still debating whether it is a documentary or as mockumentary. I currently have no opinion on that topic. If it is a documentary it is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen... right up there with "Woodstock" and "The Cove". If it is a mockumentary I applaud everybody responsible for being able to keep the secret under wraps unlike Casey Affleck spilling the beans on "I'm Still Here" before the film was even released.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0b90YppquE

This 5 minute video shows just how intriguing this film really is. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" teaches you a lot about street art, mental illness, sociology and anthropology, and the true value of art. If "Mr. Brainwash" is a real artist then his success came about probably quicker than any other artist... ever. If "Mr. Brainwash" is a fabrication created by the mind of Banksy, then everybody who fell for the joke and purchased MBW art looks foolish and Banksy would thus be a genius. Give it a watch... I'd love to get some other opinions. There is a lot of material to go through before I can decide whether it is a documentary or a mockumentary but either way I give it 10/10. The film was interesting, exciting to watch, had fun stars (Guetta, Banksy, Fairey), and has enormous re-playability as I plan on watching it again as early as tomorrow.

And if you don't want to watch the 5 minute video... here is a 1 minute trailer of the film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTlm6dU2xHk

wow, that definitely makes you question it, but they like you said if it is just a mockumentary, they did a crazy amount more work to make it than a true documentary likely would have required.  Which is impressive.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 13, 2011, 10:04:05 PM
Beer Wars...a very good and insightful documentary.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on January 13, 2011, 10:17:28 PM
Beer Wars...a very good and insightful documentary.

I also really enjoyed that. I haven't drank a miller, bud, coors, busch etc..beer by choice since (I'll drink it if its free in a social situation or a binge fest with some college friends).

Really made me like dogfish's owner sam too. Until Brewmasters, where he looks like he's been juicing for the last year. He's missing his neck now. he's got that weird weightlifter muscle there so his torso just kind of extends up like the top of a triangle. Just looks strange.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 13, 2011, 11:12:31 PM
FYI: One of the greatest Martial Arts movies ever made is on AMC tonight at 8PM ... "Enter The Dragon" starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Shih Kien, Jackie Chan, (uncredited - before he was famous), and many more! If you love Martial Arts and don't have it on DVD, this is a definite must-see ... yes, the OKC/Orlando game is on then, too, but that's why they invented PIP!! ;)

I saw that and cried a little inside. My gf decided we were going to watch re runs of community and the big bang theory. Usually a high point in my night, but Enter The Dragon would've been so much cooler.

Hey, IP - they repeated it at 10:30 ... I know you've missed some, now that it's 11, but you haven't missed much of the action. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on January 14, 2011, 12:01:57 AM
FYI: One of the greatest Martial Arts movies ever made is on AMC tonight at 8PM ... "Enter The Dragon" starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Shih Kien, Jackie Chan, (uncredited - before he was famous), and many more! If you love Martial Arts and don't have it on DVD, this is a definite must-see ... yes, the OKC/Orlando game is on then, too, but that's why they invented PIP!! ;)

I saw that and cried a little inside. My gf decided we were going to watch re runs of community and the big bang theory. Usually a high point in my night, but Enter The Dragon would've been so much cooler.

Hey, IP - they repeated it at 10:30 ... I know you've missed some, now that it's 11, but you haven't missed much of the action. ;)

THat's what I get for not checking the boards more often. Completely missed out.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on January 14, 2011, 01:13:08 AM
finding nemo

its starting to go like this
the same day i end refurbishing a cars room
he decided now its all about nemo


arrhhhhhh
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 14, 2011, 01:21:31 AM
finding nemo

its starting to go like this
the same day i end refurbishing a cars room
he decided now its all about nemo


arrhhhhhh

LOL! Get used to it ... that's what kids are all about: Change. ;) (I thank God none of my kids were into Barney! I did have to put up with Raffi and "Baby Beluga", though - ugh!).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on January 14, 2011, 01:39:10 AM
finding nemo

its starting to go like this
the same day i end refurbishing a cars room
he decided now its all about nemo


arrhhhhhh

LOL! Get used to it ... that's what kids are all about: Change. ;) (I thank God none of my kids were into Barney! I did have to put up with Raffi and "Baby Beluga", though - ugh!).

that cars room is a piece of art in the making
he loves it and says daily woooaaa
but right now its all about every sea specimen there is on the face of depp undersea
whales,sharks(titon) whales ( allenna) and seastaror dory or clown fish
incredible
I wil have to get into a bathroom refurbising very very soon
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 14, 2011, 04:10:51 AM
Just watched "Sunshine" for the first time in a long while ... I'd forgotten what a great and under-appreciated sci-fi/suspense movie it was. I would say it's one of the best low-budget films I've ever seen, (made for only $40M), and it's a shame it didn't get more recognition, (I think it grossed only around $35M).

It was made in Great Britain and actual filming was only around 15 weeks, and done completely on set. It was directed by Danny Boyle, who said he would not do another sci-fi film, as it was too emotionally exhausting, (if you watch, you'll know why).

It was done with a group of superb "non-star" actors, and while the premise is not scientifically accurate, it still comes across very believable and very intense, via their extraordinary performances.

It was one of those I picked up from a pile in some bargain bin at Wal-Mart ... I had never heard of it or seen any advertising, but it was sci-fi and only five bucks, so I chanced it. I was not disappointed.

Excellent film.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on January 14, 2011, 03:01:24 PM
Just watched Monster. Geez. Great performance by Theron.

Though unrelated thematically, her appearance reminded me of 80's ugly duckling turns to hot swan movies. She looked really homely in that movie but is one gorgeous woman.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on January 14, 2011, 04:00:12 PM
finding nemo

its starting to go like this
the same day i end refurbishing a cars room
he decided now its all about nemo


arrhhhhhh


Im such a sucker for Pixar... I go top 5 of

1. Toy Story
2. Finding Nemo
3. Up
4. Toy Story 2
5. Monsters Inc
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 18, 2011, 08:43:53 AM

"Serendipity" ... just happened upon it ... I guess you'd call it a "chick flick", but worth the watch for anyone who's even remotely romantic ... or anyone who feels this life is more than just chaos and happenstance.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mARCRguuCrk


:)

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 18, 2011, 08:46:59 AM
Gulliver's Travels  ::)

It had its moments.  Kids enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on January 18, 2011, 10:33:46 AM
Devil

The first movie by M Night Shyamalan that I have enjoyed since Unbreakable.

5 people get trapped in an elevator, mayhem ensues. The idea is that one of the people is the devil.

I didn't get the "devil conversation" that I love. You know the one, where the devil slowly reveals things about yourself that he/she has no way of knowing, until at the end, big reveal, its the devil.

This was more pull the rug out, with some elements of suspense and horror, and some heavy moments with a dark camera and ominous sounds, that were a little forced. Kind of like in a play when the lights go out and then one of the cast members is killed, but you don't see it.

But beyond that, I sincerely didn't see the ending coming (and in a M Night movie, you're guessing at what the big reveal is the whole time, so at some point you settle on a theory, yadda yadda). I really enjoyed it, very well acted and directed (although it should be noted that M Night only had the story, the screenplay and direction were others).

IMDB gives it a 6.5 out of 10, and i don't think that's a bad rating. I'd go as far as 7, 7.5 though. Worth watching.

I agree 100%.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on January 18, 2011, 10:38:49 AM
finding nemo

its starting to go like this
the same day i end refurbishing a cars room
he decided now its all about nemo


arrhhhhhh


Im such a sucker for Pixar... I go top 5 of

1. Toy Story
2. Finding Nemo
3. Up
4. Toy Story 2
5. Monsters Inc


my rank

cars and nemo
toy story 1
toy story 2
Monsters Inc
UP

but those are basically sentimental reasons, one of this days I will take a pic of this cars room and seen its finishing very neat in true.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 18, 2011, 10:49:21 AM
finding nemo

its starting to go like this
the same day i end refurbishing a cars room
he decided now its all about nemo


arrhhhhhh


Im such a sucker for Pixar... I go top 5 of

1. Toy Story
2. Finding Nemo
3. Up
4. Toy Story 2
5. Monsters Inc


my rank

cars and nemo
toy story 1
toy story 2
Monsters Inc
UP

but those are basically sentimental reasons, one of this days I will take a pic of this cars room and seen its finishing very neat in true.

Been waiting to see it ... the last room I did was an "Aladdin" room, (mostly Jasmine - with a flying carpet bed), and that was a while ago. Man, time goes by so fast.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on January 18, 2011, 11:15:26 AM
Pixar ranks for me:

Nemo
Up
Wall-E
Toy Story
Ratatoullie
Bug's Life
Incredibles
Monsters Inc.
Cars (sorry Edgar  ;) )...It was good, but so are the rest

BTW, I saw a trailer for Cars 2.  Apparently they are detectives in this one. Now, I understand you need to go into the movie already accepting a few things about the nature of cars having human qualities, etc...But I don'[t know if I'm buying what they're selling with a Cars detective story.  We shall see.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on January 18, 2011, 11:21:31 AM
Pixar ranks for me:

Nemo
Up
Wall-E
Toy Story
Ratatoullie
Bug's Life
Incredibles
Monsters Inc.
Cars (sorry Edgar  ;) )...It was good, but so are the rest

BTW, I saw a trailer for Cars 2.  Apparently they are detectives in this one. Now, I understand you need to go into the movie already accepting a few things about the nature of cars having human qualities, etc...But I don'[t know if I'm buying what they're selling with a Cars detective story.  We shall see.


The crossovers for this are Mater Tales
You can find them on youtube
theyre kind of funny
most of them
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on January 18, 2011, 11:27:20 AM
My Pixar list of preference:


Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Monsters, Inc.
WALL-E
Toy Story 1
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 2
Up
Cars
A Bug's Life
Ratatouille



It's a pretty liquid list after "Finding Nemo", sometimes it changes ... it's all a "mood" thing with me. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: KungPoweChicken on January 19, 2011, 10:54:35 AM
I just watched the Black Swan. I found it very boring. It wasn't my thing, but I can see how some people may enjoy it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on January 22, 2011, 08:13:23 PM
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford  (2007)

(Recommended by MattG12.  Thanks.)

I really enjoyed this movie, which was quite different from most westerns.  Not really a shoot-em-up action adventure. Psychological character studies of outlaws, filled with tension and drama. Grand scenery and noir photography, though.

In my opinion, any movie over two hours is too long, but the scene of Nick Cave singing in the bar was worth waiting for.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: slamtheking on January 22, 2011, 08:17:49 PM
On a movie binge the past 2 days
Finally saw Crash.  Excellent movie.

Saw "9" - the apocalyptic doll movie not the musical.  that was pretty good.

Saw Drag Me To Hell.  Very Good Movie. 

Saw Percy Jackson: cliche teen flick

Saw the Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus.  had to turn it off after 15 minutes--had no interest.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on January 22, 2011, 08:44:57 PM
My Pixar list of preference:


Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Monsters, Inc.
WALL-E
Toy Story 1
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 2
Up
Cars
A Bug's Life
Ratatouille



It's a pretty liquid list after "Finding Nemo", sometimes it changes ... it's all a "mood" thing with me. ;)

Oh man, I forgot about Wall-E hmmm. Might change my rankings slightly...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: tenn_smoothie on January 22, 2011, 09:42:11 PM
"The Town"  ............  and i can't stop watching it. must have watche it 10 times by now. i just find the characters fascinating in this movie - how did it do at the box office ?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bello_man09 on January 22, 2011, 09:50:30 PM
"The Town"  ............  and i can't stop watching it. must have watche it 10 times by now. i just find the characters fascinating in this movie - how did it do at the box office ?

I saw it already 4 times....I have it on blu ray...I loved ben afflecks character stayed cool the guy stayed under pressure.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Roy H. on January 22, 2011, 09:59:37 PM
Gulliver's Travels  ::)

It had its moments.  Kids enjoyed it.

Oh, man...  My blood pressure rises ever time I see that trailer.  Gulliver's Travels is such a great novel.  To see it dumbed down to that level just gets under my skin.

Last movie I saw was Black Swan.  I thought the acting was terrific, and the plot is well done, in that it gives you a lot to think about.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: feckless on January 22, 2011, 10:05:27 PM
"The Town"  ............  and i can't stop watching it. must have watche it 10 times by now. i just find the characters fascinating in this movie - how did it do at the box office ?

I saw it already 4 times....I have it on blu ray...I loved ben afflecks character stayed cool the guy stayed under pressure.

The Town

Not really a law and order guy---and I was offended by this movie--rooted for the cops--see no way a criminal gets that woman and outcome should have had Ben spending the rest of his life in prison--the movie was wrong minded especially after all the jeopardy they put woman, children the innocent  public in.  Just imagine a loved one in the area of one of the robberies--to glorify any of those people is offensive.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on January 22, 2011, 10:20:06 PM
Casablanca-Really liking having TCM.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on January 22, 2011, 11:40:19 PM
The Expendables.... Talk about terrible. Holy moly that was bad.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 23, 2011, 01:26:49 AM
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford  (2007)

(Recommended by MattG12.  Thanks.)

I really enjoyed this movie, which was quite different from most westerns.  Not really a shoot-em-up action adventure. Psychological character studies of outlaws, filled with tension and drama. Grand scenery and noir photography, though.

In my opinion, any movie over two hours is too long, but the scene of Nick Cave singing in the bar was worth waiting for.

TP for the review.

I'm glad you liked it for the most part... you gave an excellent description. I'm a bit of an extreme movie lover and probably an outlier in that in my opinion any movie that is under 2 hours is too short. I love long, in depth movies... but i can completely understand why somebody would consider "The Assassination..." too long.
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Post by: Bahku on January 23, 2011, 03:18:25 AM
Just watched "The Dark Night" again yesterday ... Heath Ledger, (as the Joker), with one of the most incredible performances in recent movie history, IMHO.
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Post by: dark_lord on January 24, 2011, 12:13:30 AM
went diggin in the dvd collection tonight :)


(http://www.dvdcorral.com/overlay.php?uri=/dvd/images/max/016226998120.jpg)
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Post by: xmuscularghandix on January 24, 2011, 01:43:41 AM
went diggin in the dvd collection tonight :)


(http://www.dvdcorral.com/overlay.php?uri=/dvd/images/max/016226998120.jpg)

BOOM! that's where it's at. Me and my friend were watching Kung Fu flicks all night the other night.
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Post by: dark_lord on January 24, 2011, 01:44:44 AM
went diggin in the dvd collection tonight :)


(http://www.dvdcorral.com/overlay.php?uri=/dvd/images/max/016226998120.jpg)

BOOM! that's where it's at. Me and my friend were watching Kung Fu flicks all night the other night.

tp  :)
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Post by: makaveli on January 24, 2011, 04:55:34 AM
Takers, I loved seeing T.I and Chris Brown, those two did a great job, and the movie by itself was 7-8 / 10
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: feckless on January 24, 2011, 09:25:09 AM
Nobody taking me up on calling out The Town for glorifying criminals?  Agree, disagree am I alone out here?  Yes it's just a movie & not bad entertainment but could & should have taught a better lesson.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on January 24, 2011, 10:55:15 AM
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford  (2007)

(Recommended by MattG12.  Thanks.)

I really enjoyed this movie, which was quite different from most westerns.  Not really a shoot-em-up action adventure. Psychological character studies of outlaws, filled with tension and drama. Grand scenery and noir photography, though.

In my opinion, any movie over two hours is too long, but the scene of Nick Cave singing in the bar was worth waiting for.

TP for the review.

I'm glad you liked it for the most part... you gave an excellent description. I'm a bit of an extreme movie lover and probably an outlier in that in my opinion any movie that is under 2 hours is too short. I love long, in depth movies... but i can completely understand why somebody would consider "The Assassination..." too long.

If you like a different kind of western, you've probably seen "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971).  If not, check it out.  Unlikely couple teaming up, interesting character studies, spectacular scenery and photography.  What I like best in movies is photography and story, and this one includes both.

Then there's "The Wild Bunch" (1969).  Probably the grittiest western ever made.  Exceptional cast of despicable characters whom you find yourself admiring at the end for their heroism based on loyalty and brotherhood.  (A morality play of sorts.)  (And over two hours to boot!) 

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Post by: pearljammer10 on January 24, 2011, 11:55:05 AM
Nobody taking me up on calling out The Town for glorifying criminals?  Agree, disagree am I alone out here?  Yes it's just a movie & not bad entertainment but could & should have taught a better lesson.

I could see the argument about "glorifying criminals"... but I dont know, 3 of the criminals died because of it. And I didnt see it as an act of glory when they went. Affleck got away but he was in the process of turning his life around. The money he stole ended up going to something good, doesnt make it right in any means but at least he realized his wrongs and tried to make something good out of it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: megan8788 on January 27, 2011, 03:35:37 AM
the last movie that i watched is Black Swan of Natalie Portman. It was a fantastic movie. The dance And music in the movie is amazing.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 27, 2011, 07:15:03 AM
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford  (2007)

(Recommended by MattG12.  Thanks.)

I really enjoyed this movie, which was quite different from most westerns.  Not really a shoot-em-up action adventure. Psychological character studies of outlaws, filled with tension and drama. Grand scenery and noir photography, though.

In my opinion, any movie over two hours is too long, but the scene of Nick Cave singing in the bar was worth waiting for.

TP for the review.

I'm glad you liked it for the most part... you gave an excellent description. I'm a bit of an extreme movie lover and probably an outlier in that in my opinion any movie that is under 2 hours is too short. I love long, in depth movies... but i can completely understand why somebody would consider "The Assassination..." too long.

If you like a different kind of western, you've probably seen "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971).  If not, check it out.  Unlikely couple teaming up, interesting character studies, spectacular scenery and photography.  What I like best in movies is photography and story, and this one includes both.

Then there's "The Wild Bunch" (1969).  Probably the grittiest western ever made.  Exceptional cast of despicable characters whom you find yourself admiring at the end for their heroism based on loyalty and brotherhood.  (A morality play of sorts.)  (And over two hours to boot!)  



I've never seen McCabe and Mrs. Miller... and I have seen The Wild Bunch but it was a while ago, I would love to rewatch it. Thanks for the suggestions! TP to you!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on January 27, 2011, 07:21:32 AM
I watched "Letters From Iwo Jima" and "Flags of Our Fathers" for school. Both of these films were directed by Clint Eastwood.

Letters From Iwo Jima: 8/10
Flags of Our Fathers: 7/10

The movies are very good paired up. You get a good feel of American perspective and Japanese perspective for the battles that took place in the pacific region in WWII. Letters (The Japanese perspective) was a much better film in my opinion. It had a lot more emotion, the acting was better, the feel was better, etc. Both movies were nowhere near perfect, but they are definitely worth it to watch.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: DRJ1 on January 27, 2011, 07:27:23 AM
The Kids Are All Right (...whose moral was: Gay people are good, straight people go to hell. (Not really kidding 'bout that.))
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: JSD on January 27, 2011, 07:37:31 AM
My wife made me watch that Valentine movie. Guess what? It's a total chick flick.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on February 01, 2011, 01:16:26 AM
"The Deer Hunter" ... it's been a long time ... I'd forgotten what a powerful, intense, cinematic masterpiece it was. Robert De Niro, George Dzundza, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage, Chuck Aspegren ... I think it won five Academy Awards and was nominated for four more, all easily deserved. Awesome flick ... highly recommended, (but not for kids).
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Post by: freshinthehouse on February 01, 2011, 11:44:37 PM
Nobody taking me up on calling out The Town for glorifying criminals?  Agree, disagree am I alone out here?  Yes it's just a movie & not bad entertainment but could & should have taught a better lesson.

While I appreciate a good movie with a good message, I don't think it is film's responsibility to teach moral lessons.
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Post by: indeedproceed on February 01, 2011, 11:45:56 PM
Nobody taking me up on calling out The Town for glorifying criminals?  Agree, disagree am I alone out here?  Yes it's just a movie & not bad entertainment but could & should have taught a better lesson.

While I appreciate a good movie with a good message, I don't think it is film's responsibility to teach moral lessons.

+1. The thing I really hate is when people watch a movie though and get the wrong message..like when racists only quote the parts they like from American History X.

I don't think The Town was misleading at all, and it was a good flick.
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Post by: freshinthehouse on February 01, 2011, 11:53:03 PM
"The Deer Hunter" ... it's been a long time ... I'd forgotten what a powerful, intense, cinematic masterpiece it was. Robert De Niro, George Dzundza, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage, Chuck Aspegren ... I think it won five Academy Awards and was nominated for four more, all easily deserved. Awesome flick ... highly recommended, (but not for kids).

Agreed.  Christopher Walken and Robert De Niro are fantastic in that movie.  So is John Savage, who I think it criminally underrated.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on February 01, 2011, 11:54:19 PM
The Kids Are All Right (...whose moral was: Gay people are good, straight people go to hell. (Not really kidding 'bout that.))

I don't understand how you could come up with this viewpoint after watching that movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: rtifishul on February 02, 2011, 12:18:58 AM
Please do not waste your money on that terrible Ashton Kutcher mistake, No Strings Attached. It is terrible even by rom-com standards.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Green Man on February 02, 2011, 12:32:46 AM
The classic Requiem for a Dream. Was looking through my 160 DVD collection for something rather messed up, depressing, and all around intense. Truly will stick in your mind for days after viewing, whether it's the first or tenth time around, Amazing.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 02, 2011, 12:57:43 AM
The classic Requiem for a Dream. Was looking through my 160 DVD collection for something rather messed up, depressing, and all around intense. Truly will stick in your mind for days after viewing, whether it's the first or tenth time around, Amazing.

Yes. I like Trainspotting more (because its a little less dark I suppose) but that movie will stick with you like gum on your shoe.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: looseball on February 02, 2011, 01:51:44 PM
McCabe and Mrs. Miller  (1971)

The opening scene shows an anonymous rider coming slowly into this frontier mining town in the Pacific northwest in the dead of winter all bundled up so you can't see his face, with Leonard Cohen's haunting voice in the background singing:  "just some Joseph looking for a manger".
The final scene takes place in a snowstorm, and there was a snowstorm taking place outside my window at the same time.  So I was into this movie, I'd say.

This is a Robert Altman film, so there is a lot going on most of the time, and you're thrown into the thick of it.  It's a western, and it had to be the inspiration for Deadwood.
It tells the unpredictable story of a town being built from scratch and the people who migrate there in search of fortune, freedom, adventure..., displaying a mix of self-reliance and community spirit.  There is nothing sentimental or mythical about this movie, but it does contain a measure of redemption in the midst of frontier "justice".

It gets five-stars from me.

 


 
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Post by: Edgar on February 02, 2011, 03:06:14 PM
Weekend family movie night:

Toy Story 3
Shreck Forever
Eclipse
Sorcere Aprentice
Inception


I am not going to go further


ahhh


and sunday morning

Cars and Nemo
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on February 02, 2011, 03:45:16 PM
Ha ha, Edgar.  My husband has been a mentor for a few years now, and the boy (Jake) is now 13 years old.  I tease him that he only became a mentor because it gave him a perfect excuse to go to all the cartoon movies!  Fortunately for him, Jake is also growing up to be a cartoon junkie, so he doesn't have to give it up yet.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on February 02, 2011, 03:48:10 PM
Ha ha, Edgar.  My husband has been a mentor for a few years now, and the boy (Jake) is now 13 years old.  I tease him that he only became a mentor because it gave him a perfect excuse to go to all the cartoon movies!  Fortunately for him, Jake is also growing up to be a cartoon junkie, so he doesn't have to give it up yet.

Secret of youth

be a Peter Pan and find each others Wendy
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Post by: Redz on February 02, 2011, 03:51:32 PM
I was making myself nuts last week, waiting anxiously for an important phone call.  So I decided to see what was out there for comedies on the Netflix instant view.  I ended up watching "Balls Out:  Gary the Dennis Coach"...Very low brow, stupid humor, that was absolutely perfect for the occasion.  I found myself chuckling quite a bit.   Funny cameo from from Randy Quaid.   Definitely not a movie I would have ever thought I'd watch (and I'm not even sure I'd recommend it), but it did the trick to kill some time mindlessly.

http://amzn.to/fP8qrF

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Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on February 02, 2011, 03:52:07 PM

Sorcere Aprentice

is this the nicholas cage movie?  if so, how was it.  i love fantasia and the sorcerer apprentice short in that film, so im fearful this film was cheesy.
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Post by: Edgar on February 02, 2011, 03:57:05 PM

Sorcere Aprentice

is this the nicholas cage movie?  if so, how was it.  i love fantasia and the sorcerer apprentice short in that film, so im fearful this film was cheesy.

U know..

Its not that bad

the only related scene is kind of short and only makes a small remembrance of fantasia music in the famous scene, but over all I like the movie.

I didnt put that much mind on it but it worth the 2 bucks I paid for watching it with my wife .And probably a little more.

I can recommend it as a good way to spend 1 hour and 20
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on February 02, 2011, 03:58:18 PM

Sorcere Aprentice

is this the nicholas cage movie?  if so, how was it.  i love fantasia and the sorcerer apprentice short in that film, so im fearful this film was cheesy.

U know..

Its not that bad

the only related scene is kind of short and only makes a small remembrance of fantasia music in the famous scene, but over all I like the movie.

I didnt put that much mind on it but it worth the 2 bucks I paid for watching it with my wife .And probably a little more.

I can recommend it as a good way to spend 1 hour and 20

good to hear.  i LOVE disney
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: hardlyyardley on February 02, 2011, 04:23:58 PM
Last night saw "the way back".....excellent....had not read anything about it but wanted to go to the movies....Ed Harris and Colin Farrell are in it...it's about a break out of a war prison in Siberia in 1940 and the trip to freedom
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: jackson_34 on February 02, 2011, 05:20:50 PM
Last night I saw "Brick", a 2005 movie starring Jospeh Gordon-Levitt.

Fantastic movie that I think alone has to be credited for it's plot and theme originality.

The film is basically of the film noir category but instead of the dark and sinister city as its setting, it focuses in on a high school.

Jospeh G-L is the detective type character, there is also a femme fatale and many other devices commonly associated with film noir.

Superb acting, great script, great photography. Highly recommended!

 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: lon3lytoaster on February 02, 2011, 05:59:43 PM
The classic Requiem for a Dream. Was looking through my 160 DVD collection for something rather messed up, depressing, and all around intense. Truly will stick in your mind for days after viewing, whether it's the first or tenth time around, Amazing.

That's a classic in my book, love that film. I'd watch that just to listen to the score. Truly a masterpiece (imo) both visually and musically.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 02, 2011, 06:05:01 PM
Last night I saw "Brick", a 2005 movie starring Jospeh Gordon-Levitt.

Fantastic movie that I think alone has to be credited for it's plot and theme originality.

The film is basically of the film noir category but instead of the dark and sinister city as its setting, it focuses in on a high school.

Jospeh G-L is the detective type character, there is also a femme fatale and many other devices commonly associated with film noir.

Superb acting, great script, great photography. Highly recommended!

 

Brick was an awesome movie, and it was very smartly done and well executed, but it was not original. That's like saying True Grit was original.

True Grit is based off of the novel "Red Harvest" by Dashel Hammit, which is one of my favorite books of all time.

Red Harvest inspired Miller's Crossing (another awesome film noir), Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, which was the inspiration for the western "A Fi****l of Dollars", as well as Bruce WIllis's "Last Man Standing".

Loved Brick, but just wanted to make sure everyone knows..its an homage, not an original film.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Eric99wilson on February 04, 2011, 04:45:48 AM
The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp I have seen recently. The combination of action, thriller and comedy film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. One of the best movie in the year 2010. The success credit really goes to the stars of this movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 09, 2011, 10:02:12 PM
Really enjoyed The Good, The Bad and The Weird.  South Korean Western.  I'm not sure if someone recommended it here a while back, but I just got around to seeing it.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Good-the-Bad-the-Weird/109611862391005?ref=ts
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on February 09, 2011, 10:06:00 PM
i jus watch

"just wright"

common playin balla and queen latifah gt his game back after injury..

me and ebert give this trash a thumb down..

but dwight howard shound get a grammy or oscsar or whatever for his supporting role..."hey man..i think the nets gon trade u"...classic line by howard..

*sippin*
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on February 09, 2011, 10:06:52 PM
Really enjoyed The Good, The Bad and The Weird.  South Korean Western.  I'm not sure if someone recommended it here a while back, but I just got around to seeing it.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Good-the-Bad-the-Weird/109611862391005?ref=ts



man ....classic flix..the beginning got a hook in me and the rest reeled my in!!!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Alexward on February 10, 2011, 02:38:19 AM
I watched "The Green Hornet".I like it.Pretty Good Movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on February 10, 2011, 06:26:40 AM
I watched "The Green Hornet".I like it.Pretty Good Movie.
Here is your first Tommy Point!  Thank you for posting.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 11, 2011, 09:48:15 PM
Time Bandits

always a strange and fun movie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on February 11, 2011, 10:07:46 PM
Munich... Pretty badass actually.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: TheReaLPuba on February 11, 2011, 10:24:34 PM

"Serendipity" ... just happened upon it ... I guess you'd call it a "chick flick", but worth the watch for anyone who's even remotely romantic ... or anyone who feels this life is more than just chaos and happenstance.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mARCRguuCrk


:)


That's a really good movie.

Check out August Rush too if you like Serendipity.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on February 12, 2011, 12:09:34 AM
Sin City. Haven't seen this film for a while, but still as good as I remembered. Hope there will be a sequel some day.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on February 12, 2011, 12:58:09 AM
Now I just finished Gosford Park... Pretty good actually. I was hoping for more who dunit ness, but it was well cast, well directed, and extremely well written...


Can never beat Clue for best murder mystery ever however.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on February 12, 2011, 01:02:03 AM
Dinner for Schmucks...It's alright.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on February 12, 2011, 01:33:14 AM
"Man On Fire" ... been a while since I watched it, but it was as intense as ever ... excellent flick.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: feckless on February 13, 2011, 01:13:45 AM
Just re-watched "GANDHI" decided I should from what just transpired in Egypt and inspired by Barefacedmonk's Gandhi quote.

Just a magnificent movie, huge, great acting, history, justice, freedom, wit and parallels in so many ways to current events in Egypt, and what Egypt faces in forming a new government.  Absolutely must be watched again and shared with older children.

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood."
                                           Albert Einstein
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on February 13, 2011, 01:28:59 AM
Just re-watched "GANDHI" decided I should from what just transpired in Egypt and inspired by Barefacedmonk's Gandhi quote.

Just a magnificent movie, huge, great acting, history, justice, freedom, wit and parallels in so many ways to current events in Egypt, and what Egypt faces in forming a new government.  Absolutely must be watched again and shared with older children.

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood."
                                           Albert Einstein

TP...Mahatma Gandhi was a remarkable human being. Read his autobiography, The Story of my Experiments with Truth, if you get a chance. Excellent read...very meaningful and educational.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on February 13, 2011, 01:39:01 AM
The Godfather...a true masterpiece...never get tired of watching it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on February 13, 2011, 01:46:56 AM
The Godfather...a true masterpiece...never get tired of watching it.

Superb movie, the entire Epic as well ... some people don't care for the sequels, but I loved them, watching the progression of Michael's struggle with good/evil and his attempts to go legit, (until it finally takes his most prized possession from him). Great movies, (especially period pieces), never get "old". The Godfather will always be on my Top 20 list.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on February 13, 2011, 01:50:15 AM
The Godfather...a true masterpiece...never get tired of watching it.

Superb movie, the entire Epic as well ... some people don't care for the sequels, but I loved them, watching the progression of Michael's struggle with good/evil and his attempts to go legit, (until it finally takes his most prized possession from him). Great movies, (especially period pieces), never get "old". The Godfather will always be on my Top 20 list.

+1.

I love all of them...the second slightly less the other two though...but only by a bit. The first one is hands down the best of the lot.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on February 13, 2011, 02:04:00 AM
The Godfather...a true masterpiece...never get tired of watching it.

Superb movie, the entire Epic as well ... some people don't care for the sequels, but I loved them, watching the progression of Michael's struggle with good/evil and his attempts to go legit, (until it finally takes his most prized possession from him). Great movies, (especially period pieces), never get "old". The Godfather will always be on my Top 20 list.

+1.

I love all of them...the second slightly less the other two though...but only by a bit. The first one is hands down the best of the lot.

Bizarre ... it's on AMC right now, ("Twilight Zone" music starts). ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on February 13, 2011, 02:12:38 AM
The Godfather...a true masterpiece...never get tired of watching it.

Superb movie, the entire Epic as well ... some people don't care for the sequels, but I loved them, watching the progression of Michael's struggle with good/evil and his attempts to go legit, (until it finally takes his most prized possession from him). Great movies, (especially period pieces), never get "old". The Godfather will always be on my Top 20 list.

+1.

I love all of them...the second slightly less the other two though...but only by a bit. The first one is hands down the best of the lot.

Bizarre ... it's on AMC right now, ("Twilight Zone" music starts). ;)

LOL....TP.

They've been replaying it since 5 pm, I think.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on February 13, 2011, 08:41:28 AM
The Godfather...a true masterpiece...never get tired of watching it.

Superb movie, the entire Epic as well ... some people don't care for the sequels, but I loved them, watching the progression of Michael's struggle with good/evil and his attempts to go legit, (until it finally takes his most prized possession from him). Great movies, (especially period pieces), never get "old". The Godfather will always be on my Top 20 list.

+1.

I love all of them...the second slightly less the other two though...but only by a bit. The first one is hands down the best of the lot.

Bizarre ... it's on AMC right now, ("Twilight Zone" music starts). ;)

LOL....TP.

They've been replaying it since 5 pm, I think.


brando lookin at sonny riddled body on the table

"look what they did to my boy"

classic scene for me
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: feckless on February 13, 2011, 10:39:14 AM
Just re-watched "GANDHI" decided I should from what just transpired in Egypt and inspired by Barefacedmonk's Gandhi quote.

Just a magnificent movie, huge, great acting, history, justice, freedom, wit and parallels in so many ways to current events in Egypt, and what Egypt faces in forming a new government.  Absolutely must be watched again and shared with older children.

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood."
                                           Albert Einstein

TP...Mahatma Gandhi was a remarkable human being. Read his autobiography, The Story of my Experiments with Truth, if you get a chance. Excellent read...very meaningful and educational.


Went through a phase in the 1970's where I read as much about and by the Mahatma as I could find --it may be a time in history to re-visit some of those readings.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on February 13, 2011, 10:50:24 AM
Just re-watched "GANDHI" decided I should from what just transpired in Egypt and inspired by Barefacedmonk's Gandhi quote.

Just a magnificent movie, huge, great acting, history, justice, freedom, wit and parallels in so many ways to current events in Egypt, and what Egypt faces in forming a new government.  Absolutely must be watched again and shared with older children.

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood."
                                           Albert Einstein

TP...Mahatma Gandhi was a remarkable human being. Read his autobiography, The Story of my Experiments with Truth, if you get a chance. Excellent read...very meaningful and educational.


Went through a phase in the 1970's where I read as much about and by the Mahatma as I could find --it may be a time in history to re-visit some those readings.
As I got consumed by the uprising in Egypt, I thought of Gandhi often....TPs on this!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 13, 2011, 09:08:10 PM
Gnomeo & Juliet (in 3D  ;D )

It was pretty cute.  If you're a fan of old school Elton John the soundtrack was worth listening to.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 15, 2011, 07:37:56 PM
The King's Speech was all it's cracked up to be.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: jdub1660 on February 15, 2011, 07:59:47 PM
The Other Guys with Will Ferrel and Mark Whalberg

Freakin Hilarious. I really 2nd guessed it b/c it was rated PG13, just like Grownups, which I thought was a bust

But this movie did solidify my argument that Will Ferrel makes anything he's in funny as hell. Blades of Glory was iffy...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on February 15, 2011, 09:56:40 PM
The Other Guys with Will Ferrel and Mark Whalberg

Freakin Hilarious. I really 2nd guessed it b/c it was rated PG13, just like Grownups, which I thought was a bust

But this movie did solidify my argument that Will Ferrel makes anything he's in funny as hell. Blades of Glory was iffy...


Just saw this a couple of days ago too. Cracked me up. Loved the silent fight scene and the cameos.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on February 15, 2011, 10:07:46 PM
The Other Guys with Will Ferrel and Mark Whalberg

Freakin Hilarious. I really 2nd guessed it b/c it was rated PG13, just like Grownups, which I thought was a bust

But this movie did solidify my argument that Will Ferrel makes anything he's in funny as hell. Blades of Glory was iffy...


One of the best lines in the movie was: "You learned to dance like that sarcastically?" ...lol.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on February 21, 2011, 11:31:31 PM
Went out to see Black Swan tonight.  I thought it started out kind of slow...I didn't get it...almost walked out in a couple of  scenes, (I thought it was turning into a borderline ****o flick) but hung in there.  My husband was bored, laughed in a couple quesitonable moments, and in general was a thorn in my side! Really not his kind of movie...and I don't think it is mine, either.  Glad I saw it though.  Weird, strange, different.  I'm still not sure how I feel about it, but I wouldn't go so far as to recommend it.  Natalie Portman gave  a powerful acting performance, though.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on February 21, 2011, 11:56:13 PM
The Count of Monte Cristo... What an incredible movie, highly recommended to all.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on February 22, 2011, 01:20:49 AM
The Count of Monte Cristo... What an incredible movie, highly recommended to all.

Awesome flick ... and timeless, (I assume you mean the Jim Caviezel version? There are 11 film versions). My sister actually went to the Chateau D'lf last summer ... pretty cool.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 22, 2011, 01:24:31 AM
I saw "Faster" (revenge flick about the Rock..kinda like Man on Fire, but not as good) and "The Mechanic".

Both movies I really enjoyed the ride, and yet found them kind of unsatisfying 5 mins after when you stop and think about them.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Scott on February 22, 2011, 07:11:11 AM
Just watched The Ghost Writer.

I was hesitant about it at first.  I thought it would be slow and the political undertones easily guessed.  Having said that, I must admit the movie was a pretty good one.  It really pulled me in and I found it to be an absolutely gripping.

The other night, at my wife's suggestion, we watched Casablanca.  I will admit that was the first time I have ever watched it.  That movie really is a gem, if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on February 22, 2011, 09:27:38 PM
I saw "Faster" (revenge flick about the Rock..kinda like Man on Fire, but not as good) and "The Mechanic".

Both movies I really enjoyed the ride, and yet found them kind of unsatisfying 5 mins after when you stop and think about them.
"Faster" was pretty predictable and the ride wasn't that fun.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on February 22, 2011, 09:30:13 PM
I saw "Faster" (revenge flick about the Rock..kinda like Man on Fire, but not as good) and "The Mechanic".

Both movies I really enjoyed the ride, and yet found them kind of unsatisfying 5 mins after when you stop and think about them.
"Faster" was pretty predictable and the ride wasn't that fun.

I didn't think it was that predictable..I just wish they would've gone more into the Rock's transformation from confused '20-something' (that looks 34, even though he's wearing a hat so he must be young) to complete death machine.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on February 22, 2011, 09:30:56 PM
The Count of Monte Cristo... What an incredible movie, highly recommended to all.

Awesome flick ... and timeless, (I assume you mean the Jim Caviezel version? There are 11 film versions). My sister actually went to the Chateau D'lf last summer ... pretty cool.

Yes the Caviezel version. And timeless is right, its an incredible story that could be adapted to any era, however this version was done near perfectly.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on February 22, 2011, 09:55:42 PM
Just saw the Eagle. 

It was so incredibly bad that it.....it was worse than Avatar.  If it was a human being it would be Ben Rothlisburger.

I just don't think American film makers can make good films any more. So many young directors grew up on so much violence, that's all they think there is.  Just an insulting film for dead beat dads and violence addicts.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on February 22, 2011, 09:56:12 PM
The Caveziel version of the Count of Monte Cristo is really good.

My last one was Conan the Barbarian.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on February 22, 2011, 09:57:44 PM
Just watched The Ghost Writer.

I was hesitant about it at first.  I thought it would be slow and the political undertones easily guessed.  Having said that, I must admit the movie was a pretty good one.  It really pulled me in and I found it to be an absolutely gripping.

The other night, at my wife's suggestion, we watched Casablanca.  I will admit that was the first time I have ever watched it.  That movie really is a gem, if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.


Liked both and actually saw Casablanca for the first time recently too and you're right its a gem. If you want another older gem to watch with your wife try the Philadelphia Story or The Shop Around the Corner.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on February 22, 2011, 09:59:40 PM
Just saw the Eagle. 

It was so incredibly bad that it.....it was worse than Avatar.  If it was a human being it would be Ben Rothlisburger.

I just don't think American film makers can make good films any more. So many young directors grew up on so much violence, that's all they think there is.  Just an insulting film for dead beat dads and violence addicts.

Channing Tatum being in was the clincher for me not to see it. Why he gets jobs is beyond me.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on February 22, 2011, 10:07:32 PM
Just saw the Eagle. 

It was so incredibly bad that it.....it was worse than Avatar.  If it was a human being it would be Ben Rothlisburger.

I just don't think American film makers can make good films any more. So many young directors grew up on so much violence, that's all they think there is.  Just an insulting film for dead beat dads and violence addicts.

Channing Tatum being in was the clincher for me not to see it. Why he gets jobs is beyond me.
According to wiki this happened during filming to him.  I don't feel even a teeny tiny bit sorry for him. I'm still trying to get over the desire to vomit from this film

Tatum suffered a burn injury from an accident while filming The Eagle of the Ninth in Scotland. A crew member poured boiling water down Tatum's wetsuit, having forgotten to dilute the boiling water with cold river water, a technique used to keep actors warm during the shooting of a river-scene. Tatum attempted to pull the wetsuit away from his body, but the water poured down into the crotch of his wetsuit and severely burned his penis. Tatum reported the boiling water "pretty much burned the skin off the head of ****" and that "it was the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life." However, Tatum reports that "Now my penis is fantastic! One hundred percent recovered

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on February 23, 2011, 12:11:06 AM
Saw VII 6/10

- Ehh... Hopefully that's the last one. I still stand by my belief that the first one was a good movie and the second and third installments were fairly good. IV and V were awful. VI tied up a lot of loopholes so I liked it and it set up for Saw VII to be really good, but it wasn't as good as it should have been. It was okay... it kept me entertained but it was fairly anticlimactic for what was supposedly the series finale. It was also incredibly gory. I have never complained about gore from any of the Saw movies or any movie for that matter, but this movie was just a tad over the top.

Toy Story 3 9/10

- I actually think I may have liked this more than the original Toy Story but I'm not sure I may need to rewatch the original. I definitely liked it more than Toy Story 2. The creators needed to do something to reach adults, kids (Who are not emotionally attached to the characters, as they didn't grow up with them), and teenagers - college aged students (like myself) who were kids when 1 and 2 came out. I think this movie would do a good job of entertaining all of those groups. The movie was actually really funny, not funny for a kid's movie or funny for an animated movie, but it was genuinely funny.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Scott on February 23, 2011, 08:38:08 AM
Just watched The Ghost Writer.

I was hesitant about it at first.  I thought it would be slow and the political undertones easily guessed.  Having said that, I must admit the movie was a pretty good one.  It really pulled me in and I found it to be an absolutely gripping.

The other night, at my wife's suggestion, we watched Casablanca.  I will admit that was the first time I have ever watched it.  That movie really is a gem, if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.


Liked both and actually saw Casablanca for the first time recently too and you're right its a gem. If you want another older gem to watch with your wife try the Philadelphia Story or The Shop Around the Corner.

Thanks, we'll check them out.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on February 23, 2011, 09:10:23 AM
Despicable Me.
Liked it!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: StartOrien on February 23, 2011, 09:12:35 AM
'Piranha' (2010) and it was incredible. If you wanted to see the movie, it's everything you could've possibly hoped for and more.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on February 23, 2011, 12:52:11 PM
Speaking of "fire sales", just watched "Live Free Or Die Hard" yesterday ... my second favorite in the "Die Hard" series ... Jason Long was an excellent pairing with Bruce Willis ... love it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Chief on February 24, 2011, 09:51:38 AM
Buried. If you want to see an ok movie totally set in a wood coffin, than this movie is for you. Did I mention it's 90 minutes?!? :'(
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: EJPLAYA on February 24, 2011, 10:22:31 AM
Gnomeo and Juliet with my two youngest girls. That had to be one of the most disappointing shows I have seen in a long time. The kids liked it okay, but it was absolutely terrible. They could have done so much more with it. Great idea, horrible execution. Reminded me of a Tony Allen drive to the middle...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on February 24, 2011, 10:22:57 AM
saw "Unknown"  last night. It was pretty entertaining, but formulaic.

The movie is far more useful for the joke possibilities of its title.  I received several eye rolls and arm punches from my wife for commenting on how the listings didn't seem to know the name of this movie and similar type stabs at humor.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Malik on March 02, 2011, 03:20:33 AM
I saw Movie Named The Avatar which is the best movie i have seen last time . I actually like its science fiction and graphics as well .
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ederson on March 02, 2011, 03:56:02 AM
I watched 127 hours last night. I`d heard good reviews but i didn`t have high hopes. I mean it`s about a guy stuck under a rock (by itself is a big deal don`t get me wrong, my objections were about the movie).

I expected 2/3 of the movie to be flashbacks but Boyle and Franco did a great job. You felt like you were there in the hole watching Aaron trying to set himself free.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 06, 2011, 01:00:06 AM
Crazy people. I enjoyed it. Deserves one viewing....not more though.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on March 06, 2011, 01:05:58 AM
Just Go With It.

Happy Madison Films has become the Olive Garden of movies. You go in, you expect to be satisfied, but not blown away, and you usually are. This was the case here. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on March 06, 2011, 01:16:48 AM
sammys adventure
secret passage or something

the animated 3d
with the turttle


pretty cool actually
but tough to survive with a 2.5 pñder with chocolates inside
and big glasses
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on March 06, 2011, 10:21:07 PM
North by Northwest. Hitchcock is the man.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Greenbean on March 06, 2011, 11:19:28 PM
Crazy Heart.

The Dude was fantastic but the movie was pretty predictable and formulaic.

All in all I did like it but I was a bit bored through the middle.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on March 06, 2011, 11:33:40 PM
Crazy Heart.

The Dude was fantastic but the movie was pretty predictable and formulaic.

All in all I did like it but I was a bit bored through the middle.

yeh, I was a little disappointed

Watched Up Syndrome last night.  A documentary about a kid with Down syndrome.  Very sweet.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on March 06, 2011, 11:34:46 PM
Just Go With It.

Happy Madison Films has become the Olive Garden of movies. You go in, you expect to be satisfied, but not blown away, and you usually are. This was the case here. 

mmm...bottomless salad and bread sticks
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 06, 2011, 11:38:03 PM
Anybody see the new Matt Damon movie..its called "The Adjustment Bureau", I think. How was it?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 06, 2011, 11:44:48 PM
Vertigo
8/10
Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. This was a good movie, not Hitchcock's best though. It seemed rushed. There wasn't enough closure for any of the characters. As soon as the film hits its climax... it's over. It seemed like there was no conclusion and I found that disappointing. Character development was very good, acting was terrific, the emotions seemed real, the plot was interesting, and the twist was fairly good.

An Education
6/10
I couldn't get by the plot. Carey Mulligan plays a very naive although very likable English girl who is planning on attending Oxford. She falls for an older man who I would say is at least 10 years older than her but I don't believe his age is ever mentioned. Her parents allow her to see him multiple times and seem to even fall for him themselves. I didn't find this realistic and thus did not really enjoy the film. I liked Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard as the "love" interest. I may have liked the movie more if Mulligan's character snuck around behind her parents back. I would have considered that to be more believable.

Alice in Wonderland
6/10
(The Tim Burton version)
I've actually never seen the Disney animated classic from the '50s (I think that's when it was made). This movie was interesting... I'm not really sure who's supposed to like this movie. I can't see little kids enjoying and I definitely can't see most adults liking it. I actually thought it was going to be much better with people like Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway being involved.

Date Night
6/10
Not a bad comedy... not a good comedy either. Some things made me laugh out loud. I probably wouldn't watch it again but it was funny to watch once.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on March 07, 2011, 12:03:18 AM
Vertigo
8/10
Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. This was a good movie, not Hitchcock's best though. It seemed rushed. There wasn't enough closure for any of the characters. As soon as the film hits its climax... it's over. It seemed like there was no conclusion and I found that disappointing. Character development was very good, acting was terrific, the emotions seemed real, the plot was interesting, and the twist was fairly good.

An Education
6/10
I couldn't get by the plot. Carey Mulligan plays a very naive although very likable English girl who is planning on attending Oxford. She falls for an older man who I would say is at least 10 years older than her but I don't believe his age is ever mentioned. Her parents allow her to see him multiple times and seem to even fall for him themselves. I didn't find this realistic and thus did not really enjoy the film. I liked Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard as the "love" interest. I may have liked the movie more if Mulligan's character snuck around behind her parents back. I would have considered that to be more believable.

Alice in Wonderland
6/10
(The Tim Burton version)
I've actually never seen the Disney animated classic from the '50s (I think that's when it was made). This movie was interesting... I'm not really sure who's supposed to like this movie. I can't see little kids enjoying and I definitely can't see most adults liking it. I actually thought it was going to be much better with people like Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway being involved.

Date Night
6/10
Not a bad comedy... not a good comedy either. Some things made me laugh out loud. I probably wouldn't watch it again but it was funny to watch once.
I though An Education was amazing.

Perhaps you missed the fact that it is a period movie. It takes place in the 60s. That is why it is believable for the parents to accept the older man who seems to have good prospects. I agree that it would not be believable in a modern context.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on March 07, 2011, 12:06:26 AM
Blue Valentine. Excellent movie with excellent performances.

Ryan Gosling is one of my favorite actors and he is in his zone once again playing a self-destructive loser whose life is falling apart (like in Half Nelson & True Believer). I watched with someone I was dating, which was an odd choice considering the story.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on March 07, 2011, 12:09:01 AM
Two Lovers. Good film but not for everyone.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 07, 2011, 12:14:31 AM
Vertigo
8/10
Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. This was a good movie, not Hitchcock's best though. It seemed rushed. There wasn't enough closure for any of the characters. As soon as the film hits its climax... it's over. It seemed like there was no conclusion and I found that disappointing. Character development was very good, acting was terrific, the emotions seemed real, the plot was interesting, and the twist was fairly good.

An Education
6/10
I couldn't get by the plot. Carey Mulligan plays a very naive although very likable English girl who is planning on attending Oxford. She falls for an older man who I would say is at least 10 years older than her but I don't believe his age is ever mentioned. Her parents allow her to see him multiple times and seem to even fall for him themselves. I didn't find this realistic and thus did not really enjoy the film. I liked Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard as the "love" interest. I may have liked the movie more if Mulligan's character snuck around behind her parents back. I would have considered that to be more believable.

Alice in Wonderland
6/10
(The Tim Burton version)
I've actually never seen the Disney animated classic from the '50s (I think that's when it was made). This movie was interesting... I'm not really sure who's supposed to like this movie. I can't see little kids enjoying and I definitely can't see most adults liking it. I actually thought it was going to be much better with people like Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway being involved.

Date Night
6/10
Not a bad comedy... not a good comedy either. Some things made me laugh out loud. I probably wouldn't watch it again but it was funny to watch once.
I though An Education was amazing.

Perhaps you missed the fact that it is a period movie. It takes place in the 60s. That is why it is believable for the parents to accept the older man who seems to have good prospects. I agree that it would not be believable in a modern context.

Nope, I realized that. My mom would have been growing up at around the same time period... and my grandparents would never have let her go out with a man that old and abandon her school work the way Mulligan's character did. In the beginning of the film the father was very strict and then he was suddenly swept off his feet after a 1 minute conversation with Sarsgaard's character. He didn't ask him any questions or try to understand what his intentions were with his daughter.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: barefacedmonk on March 07, 2011, 12:22:51 AM
Vertigo
8/10
Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. This was a good movie, not Hitchcock's best though. It seemed rushed. There wasn't enough closure for any of the characters. As soon as the film hits its climax... it's over. It seemed like there was no conclusion and I found that disappointing. Character development was very good, acting was terrific, the emotions seemed real, the plot was interesting, and the twist was fairly good.

An Education
6/10
I couldn't get by the plot. Carey Mulligan plays a very naive although very likable English girl who is planning on attending Oxford. She falls for an older man who I would say is at least 10 years older than her but I don't believe his age is ever mentioned. Her parents allow her to see him multiple times and seem to even fall for him themselves. I didn't find this realistic and thus did not really enjoy the film. I liked Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard as the "love" interest. I may have liked the movie more if Mulligan's character snuck around behind her parents back. I would have considered that to be more believable.

Alice in Wonderland
6/10
(The Tim Burton version)
I've actually never seen the Disney animated classic from the '50s (I think that's when it was made). This movie was interesting... I'm not really sure who's supposed to like this movie. I can't see little kids enjoying and I definitely can't see most adults liking it. I actually thought it was going to be much better with people like Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway being involved.

Date Night
6/10
Not a bad comedy... not a good comedy either. Some things made me laugh out loud. I probably wouldn't watch it again but it was funny to watch once.

I enjoy your reviews, Matt. TP...How is the movie blog you started coming along?

I've watched Date Night...and I agree with your rating. An education, I would probably give that a 5...didn't like it.



Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: guava_wrench on March 07, 2011, 12:25:11 AM
Vertigo
8/10
Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. This was a good movie, not Hitchcock's best though. It seemed rushed. There wasn't enough closure for any of the characters. As soon as the film hits its climax... it's over. It seemed like there was no conclusion and I found that disappointing. Character development was very good, acting was terrific, the emotions seemed real, the plot was interesting, and the twist was fairly good.

An Education
6/10
I couldn't get by the plot. Carey Mulligan plays a very naive although very likable English girl who is planning on attending Oxford. She falls for an older man who I would say is at least 10 years older than her but I don't believe his age is ever mentioned. Her parents allow her to see him multiple times and seem to even fall for him themselves. I didn't find this realistic and thus did not really enjoy the film. I liked Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard as the "love" interest. I may have liked the movie more if Mulligan's character snuck around behind her parents back. I would have considered that to be more believable.

Alice in Wonderland
6/10
(The Tim Burton version)
I've actually never seen the Disney animated classic from the '50s (I think that's when it was made). This movie was interesting... I'm not really sure who's supposed to like this movie. I can't see little kids enjoying and I definitely can't see most adults liking it. I actually thought it was going to be much better with people like Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway being involved.

Date Night
6/10
Not a bad comedy... not a good comedy either. Some things made me laugh out loud. I probably wouldn't watch it again but it was funny to watch once.
I though An Education was amazing.

Perhaps you missed the fact that it is a period movie. It takes place in the 60s. That is why it is believable for the parents to accept the older man who seems to have good prospects. I agree that it would not be believable in a modern context.

Nope, I realized that. My mom would have been growing up at around the same time period... and my grandparents would never have let her go out with a man that old and abandon her school work the way Mulligan's character did. In the beginning of the film the father was very strict and then he was suddenly swept off his feet after a 1 minute conversation with Sarsgaard's character. He didn't ask him any questions or try to understand what his intentions were with his daughter.
It was also in England.

I too could not relate to the situations with the parents. Yet I don't have a problem with the intentions part because the father could have easily felt that the intentions were implicit and the father seemed to feel his daughter hit the jackpot.

Edit: regarding the plot, the story was based on a memoir, though the movie character was younger. Having a guy known for man-novels do the screenplay was an odd choice, but I thought he did a great job.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: MattG12 on March 07, 2011, 10:02:54 AM
Vertigo
8/10
Alfred Hitchcock classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. This was a good movie, not Hitchcock's best though. It seemed rushed. There wasn't enough closure for any of the characters. As soon as the film hits its climax... it's over. It seemed like there was no conclusion and I found that disappointing. Character development was very good, acting was terrific, the emotions seemed real, the plot was interesting, and the twist was fairly good.

An Education
6/10
I couldn't get by the plot. Carey Mulligan plays a very naive although very likable English girl who is planning on attending Oxford. She falls for an older man who I would say is at least 10 years older than her but I don't believe his age is ever mentioned. Her parents allow her to see him multiple times and seem to even fall for him themselves. I didn't find this realistic and thus did not really enjoy the film. I liked Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard as the "love" interest. I may have liked the movie more if Mulligan's character snuck around behind her parents back. I would have considered that to be more believable.

Alice in Wonderland
6/10
(The Tim Burton version)
I've actually never seen the Disney animated classic from the '50s (I think that's when it was made). This movie was interesting... I'm not really sure who's supposed to like this movie. I can't see little kids enjoying and I definitely can't see most adults liking it. I actually thought it was going to be much better with people like Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway being involved.

Date Night
6/10
Not a bad comedy... not a good comedy either. Some things made me laugh out loud. I probably wouldn't watch it again but it was funny to watch once.

I enjoy your reviews, Matt. TP...How is the movie blog you started coming along?

I've watched Date Night...and I agree with your rating. An education, I would probably give that a 5...didn't like it.





Thanks BFM... TP back to you!

That blog I had created was an assignment for a class (Mass Media & Public Relations). Everybody in the class had to create a blog and produce at least 2 posts. One other student and I actually enjoyed the assignment and continued posting and in return the Professor continued viewing and he clicked on all of the ads on our blogs because that would in turn make us money. I guess he clicked our ads too much from the same location and Google found that to be very suspicious and they suspended my AdSense account and the other student's account one week before we were supposed to be sent our first checks. I would have made $20. I wrote a long petition letter to Google asking them to reconsider. After all, I wasn't clicking the ads myself and I had no control over my Professor choosing to click them. Google refused to repeal the suspension and then I stopped writing on the blog out of frustration.

I looked into it some more as well. As it turns out Google suspends A LOT of AdSense accounts right before they are supposed to pay their advertisers. I guess they get as much out of you as they can and then as soon as you apply to have a check sent to you they shut you down.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CDawg834 on March 07, 2011, 11:18:30 AM
Due Date - I like Zach Galifianakis, and I really like Robert Downey Jr., but oh boy was this bad.  They had zero chemistry together, and both characters were unlikeable.

It was supposedly a comedy but there weren't a lot of laughs.  Unless you think a grown man punching a child in the stomach and spitting in a dog's face is funny, this isn't the movie for you.  If you do think that's funny, then you have bigger problems.  Not to mention they add a pointless Jamie Foxx cameo and imply he's the real father of RDJ's wife's baby.  Apparently that also is supposed to be humorous.

2/10 - Gets a bonus point because there were a couple mild laughs, and it was only 90 minutes.  Still, NOT recommended.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on March 07, 2011, 11:29:36 AM
Tried to see all the Oscar movies before the oscars, luckily I was on February Vacation and had a couple bad snow storms to get to that task...

Last couple weeks I saw Winters Bone, True Grit, Kids are alright, and The Kings speech...


The Kings Speech was pretty incredible, great performances and just overall very well done.

True Grit was also great, Bridges was phenominal and so was the 14 year old girl. She got robbed of the Oscar gold.

Kids are Alright was alright. Julianne Moore got robbed of a nomination and was much better then Annette whatever he name is. Pretty dramatic movie, wasn't too bad.

I couldnt get into winters bone at all. Performances were good but it wasn't very exciting and it was somewhat hard to follow.
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Post by: CDawg834 on March 07, 2011, 12:45:15 PM

I couldnt get into winters bone at all. Performances were good but it wasn't very exciting and it was somewhat hard to follow.


I liked it but the end spoiled it for me, just seemed way over the top.  It also made me never want to leave New England  ;D
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Post by: freshinthehouse on March 11, 2011, 06:20:57 PM
I enjoyed Winter's Bone as well.  Prolly my favorite of all the movies nominated for Best Picture.

Movies I've seen lately.

Isolation- Irish Horror movie.  Felt a lot like Ridley Scott's Alien, which if you are going to borrow from a movie, you could do much worse.  It was well made, but a little slow.

Capturing the Friedmans- Wow.  Heard about this doc years ago, but just got around to watching it now.  It definitely earned all its praise.  Powerful stuff.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room- Another good documentary.  Shows the arrogance, hubris, and greed that seems to be par for course in corporate America right now.
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Post by: Bahku on March 13, 2011, 12:14:53 AM
If anyone gets to see "Battle Los Angeles", I'd love to hear what it's like, (TPs involved). Thanks!
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Post by: Bahku on March 13, 2011, 12:42:24 AM
Watched "Gladiator" again ... the fact that Joaquin Phoenix did not win Best Supporting Actor Award for that film is one of the great tragedies in modern film history. Absolutely one of the most incredibly intense character roles ever filmed ... he is an amazing actor.
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Post by: outcry on March 13, 2011, 12:52:03 AM
I've watched Black Swan twice in the last three days. Once by myself and once with the girlfriend. Solid movie. Also, I watched District 9 a couple days ago as well. D9 is one of those movies where it's exponentially better the second time you see it.
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Post by: letsgoblue86 on March 13, 2011, 01:17:42 AM
Movie called Throttle, low budget, but not too bad.
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Post by: Bahku on March 13, 2011, 01:20:06 AM
I've watched Black Swan twice in the last three days. Once by myself and once with the girlfriend. Solid movie. Also, I watched District 9 a couple days ago as well. D9 is one of those movies where it's exponentially better the second time you see it.

Yeah, I liked D9 better the second time as well ... the first time was a bit emotionally tasking ... they spend all this time making you feel that the aliens are repulsive, then want you to feel sympathy for them ... the moral ambiguity almost doesn't work, but if you watch it more than once especially, it's easier to absorb that difficult transition. Great acting by a relative unknown, Sharlto Coply, and like "Moon", they did a great job staying within a limited Indie budget.
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Post by: zerophase on March 13, 2011, 01:29:50 AM
I recently watched the Fighter. It was well made but I wasn't too impressed by the ending... quite predictable and I wasn't excited by any particular part of it. Christian bale was so different in this movie, it was unbelievable to think he is batman.

I also watched the green hornet. If you look at it as a comedy rather than a serious super hero movie, it was quite good. I was definitely entertained. It wasn't brillant though. The plot seemed kind of ridiculous at times.

I watched Easy A a couple weeks back too. I actually really liked that movie. It wasn't the chick flick I thought it was going to be, and the main character is hot... I was definitely a feel good movie and I would highly recommend it.
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Post by: ManUp on March 13, 2011, 03:41:06 AM
I recently watched the Fighter. It was well made but I wasn't too impressed by the ending... quite predictable and I wasn't excited by any particular part of it. Christian bale was so different in this movie, it was unbelievable to think he is batman.

I also watched the green hornet. If you look at it as a comedy rather than a serious super hero movie, it was quite good. I was definitely entertained. It wasn't brillant though. The plot seemed kind of ridiculous at times.

I watched Easy A a couple weeks back too. I actually really liked that movie. It wasn't the chick flick I thought it was going to be, and the main character is hot... I was definitely a feel good movie and I would highly recommend it.

Easy A was great not a chick flick at all, imo.
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Post by: Cman on March 14, 2011, 09:45:59 AM
The Town.

I liked it a lot.  Thought the ending was well done (in contrast, many endings that I've seen to movies recently have really let me down).

Also fun to see shots of Boston (especially since I no longer live in Boston -- but maybe I'm just a nostalgic old sap!)
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Post by: incoherent on March 14, 2011, 09:58:27 AM
The Fighter, 2 good things about this movie, in this order.

1. Amy Adams in her underwear
2. Bale's acting

Also, Marky Mark didn't screw it up to much.

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Post by: Rondo2287 on March 14, 2011, 10:00:30 AM
Watched the social network this weekend, I know they were intentionally using dim lighting but I found it pretty distracting.  The story was actually pretty cool, went in with low expectations and i enjoyed it.
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Post by: incoherent on March 14, 2011, 10:04:49 AM
Watched the social network this weekend, I know they were intentionally using dim lighting but I found it pretty distracting.  The story was actually pretty cool, went in with low expectations and i enjoyed it.

Never go to a Fincher movie with low expectations, might be the best director in Hollywood.
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Post by: looseball on March 20, 2011, 01:22:26 PM
The Vanishing:  1988 Dutch thriller, devoid of violence, yet still shocking, and diabolically fascinating.
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Post by: RebusRankin on March 20, 2011, 01:34:07 PM
Tangled-basically old school Disney but good.

Key Largo-Not bad but Boggie has done better.
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Post by: Redz on March 20, 2011, 02:11:39 PM
Saw Rango and Paul this weekend.  Both enjoyable tributes to their respective topic genres.
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Post by: Edgar on March 20, 2011, 02:56:35 PM
marathon at the rodriguez

1) last air bender was the first one, as dark lord pointed once here is good, more I consider it a very faithfull tribute to the animated series, thats by itself strange this days.
But it was certanly a nice way to spend an afternoon if you like anime and fantasy movies.
Hope they actually do the whole books.
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Post by: indeedproceed on March 20, 2011, 03:04:21 PM
Saw Rango and Paul this weekend.  Both enjoyable tributes to their respective topic genres.

I really can't wait to see both movies. Next paycheck maybe I'll take the ball and chain to a double feature.

I just showed her Rockey Horror Picture Show last night too...she was bored after the first 10 mins, then confused after the first 20 mins, and loved it after half an hour.

The comment I loved best from her (right after Dr Frank-N-Furter sings "Sweet Transvestite") was "Hey, isn't this movie a little...gay for you?". I looked at her and go "Nah, Meat Loaf is in it."
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on March 20, 2011, 03:14:02 PM
Saw Rango and Paul this weekend.  Both enjoyable tributes to their respective topic genres.

I really can't wait to see both movies. Next paycheck maybe I'll take the ball and chain to a double feature.

I just showed her Rockey Horror Picture Show last night too...she was bored after the first 10 mins, then confused after the first 20 mins, and loved it after half an hour.

The comment I loved best from her (right after Dr Frank-N-Furter sings "Sweet Transvestite") was "Hey, isn't this movie a little...gay for you?". I looked at her and go "Nah, Meat Loaf is in it."
You mean the two of you were not  "in costume"?  That movie used to be a cult classic where everyone went as their favorite character and acted the parts in the audience,  right along with the movie...don't know if that is still going on.  Fun.
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Post by: indeedproceed on March 20, 2011, 03:31:18 PM
Saw Rango and Paul this weekend.  Both enjoyable tributes to their respective topic genres.

I really can't wait to see both movies. Next paycheck maybe I'll take the ball and chain to a double feature.

I just showed her Rockey Horror Picture Show last night too...she was bored after the first 10 mins, then confused after the first 20 mins, and loved it after half an hour.

The comment I loved best from her (right after Dr Frank-N-Furter sings "Sweet Transvestite") was "Hey, isn't this movie a little...gay for you?". I looked at her and go "Nah, Meat Loaf is in it."
You mean the two of you were not  "in costume"?  That movie used to be a cult classic where everyone went as their favorite character and acted the parts in the audience,  right along with the movie...don't know if that is still going on.  Fun.

Well, I was wearing black leather lingerie and heavy eyeliner...but that's just my normal saturday night.
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on March 20, 2011, 04:04:54 PM
Saw Rango and Paul this weekend.  Both enjoyable tributes to their respective topic genres.

I really can't wait to see both movies. Next paycheck maybe I'll take the ball and chain to a double feature.

I just showed her Rockey Horror Picture Show last night too...she was bored after the first 10 mins, then confused after the first 20 mins, and loved it after half an hour.

The comment I loved best from her (right after Dr Frank-N-Furter sings "Sweet Transvestite") was "Hey, isn't this movie a little...gay for you?". I looked at her and go "Nah, Meat Loaf is in it."
You mean the two of you were not  "in costume"?  That movie used to be a cult classic where everyone went as their favorite character and acted the parts in the audience,  right along with the movie...don't know if that is still going on.  Fun.

Well, I was wearing black leather lingerie and heavy eyeliner...but that's just my normal saturday night.
That should have given her a clue that the movie was not too gay for you....
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Post by: Cman on March 20, 2011, 04:57:51 PM
Social Network.
Awesome movie, very well done.
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Post by: birdwatcher on March 20, 2011, 08:19:50 PM
Finally saw The Fighter. I didn't know it was possible to paint Lowell in a worse light than it actually is. Good flick, and the boxing scenes were like watching an ESPN documentary. Mark Wahlberg is how old?? He is jaaaaacked in this movie...
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Post by: mzepol on March 21, 2011, 04:30:09 AM
The Vanishing:  1988 Dutch thriller, devoid of violence, yet still shocking, and diabolically fascinating.

Spoorloos was a very underrated thriller. TP.
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Post by: Mazingerz on March 21, 2011, 05:19:54 AM
Watched Fair Game (Naomi Watts and Sean Penn), a drama relating to the early days of the Iraqi war (sans the violence). Good Movie IMHO
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Post by: Bahku on March 21, 2011, 06:08:09 AM
"Lawrence of Arabia" ... superb, as always, (but don't bother if it's not the widescreen version ... the incredible cinematography is a huge part of the impact of the film, and this is one movie that would not survive "pan and scan").
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Post by: feckless on March 21, 2011, 07:26:00 AM
"Lawrence of Arabia" ... superb, as always, (but don't bother if it's not the widescreen version ... the incredible cinematography is a huge part of the impact of the film, and this is one movie that would not survive "pan and scan").


Bahku --it's been a while & I thought about re-watching "Larry of Arabia"  looking beyond the magnificent classic film for insight into Egypt, Libya etc--is there relevance to current world events? 
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Post by: Witch-King on March 21, 2011, 09:27:50 AM
I saw the Adjustment Bureau last Thursday on St. Patty's in celebration of landing a new job  :)

The film (which opened March 4th, 2011) is based on a short story written by late science fiction author Philip K. Dick called 'Adjustment Team', though the screenplay is almost completely different from the text.

I've read some books by P. K. Dick before, and I've also seen a few other movies that are adaptations of his works (Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (1990), and Minority Report (2002)) and I have to say that I enjoyed watching the Adjustment Bureau. I thought that Matt Damon did a great job portraying David Norris (originally Ed Fletcher, in 'Adjustment Team') and the on-screen pairing with Emily Blunt's character Elise Sellas added a romantic element to the film in contrast with the mysterious organization working behind the scenes trying to separate the two.

I have to admit that since I saw the film on St. Patty's day I was kinda drunk by the time I made it to the theaters as I caught the latest showing that night, however it wasn't very difficult to follow intellectually as the film was presented in a straightforward manner. I had read a few movie reviews before going so I kinda knew what to expect, however I still found the film enjoyable.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/adjustment_bureau/
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Post by: RebusRankin on March 21, 2011, 10:43:28 AM
Quote
Well, I was wearing black leather lingerie and heavy eyeliner...but that's just my normal saturday night.

Yeah, I don't want to sit by you anymore if there's ever a Celticsblog members get to getther.  ;D
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Post by: feckless on March 21, 2011, 11:14:05 AM
Saw Rango and Paul this weekend.  Both enjoyable tributes to their respective topic genres.

I really can't wait to see both movies. Next paycheck maybe I'll take the ball and chain to a double feature.

I just showed her Rockey Horror Picture Show last night too...she was bored after the first 10 mins, then confused after the first 20 mins, and loved it after half an hour.

The comment I loved best from her (right after Dr Frank-N-Furter sings "Sweet Transvestite") was "Hey, isn't this movie a little...gay for you?". I looked at her and go "Nah, Meat Loaf is in it."
You mean the two of you were not  "in costume"?  That movie used to be a cult classic where everyone went as their favorite character and acted the parts in the audience,  right along with the movie...don't know if that is still going on.  Fun.

Well, I was wearing black leather lingerie and heavy eyeliner...but that's just my normal saturday night.

Does give "IndeedProceed" a new meaning :-*
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Post by: eja117 on March 21, 2011, 11:17:34 AM


Well, I was wearing black leather lingerie and heavy eyeliner...but that's just my normal saturday night.
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Yeah, I don't want to sit by you anymore if there's ever a Celticsblog members get to getther.  ;D
[/quote]The important part is to have the get together on Saturday night
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Post by: indeedproceed on March 21, 2011, 11:27:09 AM

Quote

Well, I was wearing black leather lingerie and heavy eyeliner...but that's just my normal saturday night.

Yeah, I don't want to sit by you anymore if there's ever a Celticsblog members get to getther.  ;D
The important part is to have the get together on Saturday night

I can see you all shaking with antici.......





..pation.
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Post by: pearljammer10 on March 21, 2011, 11:43:31 AM
This weekend was 90's infused for me. Desperado and Cool Runnings were both revisited.
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Post by: barefacedmonk on March 21, 2011, 01:53:11 PM
Megamind...very good movie. Enjoyed it.
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Post by: OsirusCeltics on March 21, 2011, 02:50:30 PM
Lion King
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Post by: MattG12 on March 21, 2011, 03:34:14 PM
Chloe

I can't decide between 6/10 or 7/10 so I'll say 6.5/10.

Interesting sexually charged drama about a woman who suspects her husband is cheating on her and decides to hire a prostitute to try to seduce him. I don't want to give away too much of the plot but there are some twists... I kind of saw them coming though. Good symbolism throughout the movie especially the last 5 minutes. Good acting from the 4 main characters (Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, and Max Thieriot). The ending seemed rushed and some a couple of plot points that were supposed to be twists were a tad bit predictable. It was good to watch but I wouldn't purchase it to own.
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Post by: Edgar on March 21, 2011, 06:38:03 PM
Megamind...very good movie. Enjoyed it.


I will see this one Tonight
was part of the marathon
movie No.6 but I couldnt keep myself awake
Nice that you like it, my coments tomorrow

the others
1) last airbender
2) kickass
3) you again
4) one of those chick flicks i cant even remember the name about a girl that is a writer for vogue or something like that
5) due date
6) Megamind
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Post by: barefacedmonk on March 21, 2011, 06:49:19 PM
Megamind...very good movie. Enjoyed it.
I will see this one Tonight

I think you'll enjoy it. How was Due Date? I might rent that tomorrow.
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Post by: eja117 on March 22, 2011, 08:59:17 PM
I just saw Due Date last night.  My wife picked it so I mentally checked out instantly, and mostly surfed the net, but the writing was so good I got sucked in. It was decent. I don't usually say that about movies made these days.
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Post by: eja117 on March 23, 2011, 10:34:26 PM
King's Speech......not too long ago a movie like this was called a good movie.  Nowadays it's best picture, director, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress.

It's good. I wouldn't call it spending money good.

Also I'm noticing Titanic won awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.

Can anyone tell me the difference? Please?
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Post by: freshinthehouse on March 24, 2011, 04:34:09 AM
Brazil- Not a fan.  A bit too long, a bit too repetitive.  I definitely prefer Terry Gilliam's 90s output compared to his 80s stuff.

Equilibrium- Had it's moments, but it seemed like a rather forced combination of The Matrix and 1984.  And for an action movie, there was a serious lack of action.
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Post by: eja117 on March 26, 2011, 07:36:23 PM
Sunset Boulevard a day or so ago
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Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 26, 2011, 07:50:26 PM
Watched "The Lovely Bones." It was well-made. Some parts were rather gripping, though.
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Post by: Kiorrik on March 27, 2011, 12:06:06 AM
Right, let me split this up:

Cinema: Battle: Los Angeles
A lot of explosions. Yeah, that just summed up the entire movie. If you don't own a good home cinema set, either see it in a cinema or don't see it at all, because if you want action, make sure you get the most out of that element: there isn't much else in this one. Acting is alright, casting is mediocre and dialogues (and monologues :p) are cliché-filled and rather bland.
As my girlfriend Tweeted after watching it: "... the good thing about [Battle LA] is that the Lakers died."

DVD: Howl's Moving Castle
Looking at you, Edgar. A great anime/cartoon by the people that did "Spirited Away", about a young woman, a wizard and a moving, steampowered castle. Love it, because it's so different than the cartoons I grew up with. Safe to watch, even when you're a grownup :p

Laptop: He Got Game
This one shouldn't need any introduction, so all I'll do is point at the soundtrack, which is just too awesome :p Had to download this one since I left my copy back in Holland. Funny. Legal downloading, but it still feels wrong... (I guess it's not THAT legal, since torrenting works two ways :p)
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Post by: MadonaSerrano on March 29, 2011, 03:53:10 AM
I watched Battle:Los Angeles.I thought it was an amazing film.
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Post by: Bahku on April 02, 2011, 12:47:30 AM
Can't believe they did a remake of "Arthur" ... IMHO, one of those "Classics" that should not be remade. :P
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Post by: Edgar on April 02, 2011, 12:48:54 AM
Quote
DVD: Howl's Moving Castle
Looking at you, Edgar. A great anime/cartoon by the people that did "Spirited Away", about a young woman, a wizard and a moving, steampowered castle. Love it, because it's so different than the cartoons I grew up with. Safe to watch, even when you're a grownup :p

will give it a shot this weekend ty K / D
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Post by: Edgar on April 02, 2011, 12:52:19 AM
Quote
DVD: Howl's Moving Castle
Looking at you, Edgar. A great anime/cartoon by the people that did "Spirited Away", about a young woman, a wizard and a moving, steampowered castle. Love it, because it's so different than the cartoons I grew up with. Safe to watch, even when you're a grownup :p

will give it a shot this weekend ty K / D

i just found this clip
the song almost make me cry
I love this one
son of the moon by mecano
hijo de la luna
what a song.
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Post by: Locomotive Breath on April 06, 2011, 04:20:02 PM
Lenny(1974)
I haven't seen this in years and I must say what a great movie this is, Dustin Hoffman and Valerie Perrine are great as is the direction by Bob Fosse. This is why I love 70's movies, the realism and fearlessness. Kind of sad that this movie is some what forgotten.
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Post by: Rondo9dunx on April 06, 2011, 04:55:37 PM
The Fighter... Worst freakin movie ever if you consider all the hype around it. The fight scenes were horrrrrrible, slow, unrealistic, chopped-up and boring. I felt like I was watching a crappy version of rocky.
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Post by: Rondo9dunx on April 06, 2011, 04:58:05 PM
I also thought Megamind was good, got it for my kids and ended up watching the whole thing with them.
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Post by: Cman on April 08, 2011, 08:34:18 AM
I just saw Due Date last night.  My wife picked it so I mentally checked out instantly, and mostly surfed the net, but the writing was so good I got sucked in. It was decent. I don't usually say that about movies made these days.

Thanks for the heads up.  I think thats next on our netflix queue.

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Post by: freshinthehouse on April 10, 2011, 06:17:07 AM
The Fighter... Worst freakin movie ever if you consider all the hype around it. The fight scenes were horrrrrrible, slow, unrealistic, chopped-up and boring. I felt like I was watching a crappy version of rocky.

I agree that the boxing scenes could've been better, but they were a pretty unimportant part of the movie.  Everything else was pretty solid.  Christian Bale was fantastic as usual.
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Post by: freshinthehouse on April 10, 2011, 06:30:08 AM
Saw Insidious last night.  Had some headslapping moments, but it was pretty darn good.  Some very good scares early on.  Definitely worth seeing if you like scary movies.
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Post by: cdif911 on April 10, 2011, 08:31:39 AM
watched 127 hours last night, ok movie, gets gory at one point; but amazing true story
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Post by: Chief on April 10, 2011, 08:31:43 AM
Source Code. It's a good sci fi flick that I think everyone will like.
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Post by: cdif911 on April 10, 2011, 08:33:07 AM
last last movie was conviction, another based on a  true story - very solid acting, but the postscript (which the movie leaves out) was tragic
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Post by: Redz on April 10, 2011, 09:35:07 AM
I watched Exit Through the Gift Shop last night (Which was discussed at length here a while back).  It was good, but it started to bug me a bit towards the end.  I also thought the narrator was a little too shmaltzy (though I think that was the effect they were shooting for).
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Post by: eja117 on April 10, 2011, 10:06:03 AM
Marry Poppins.  Way better with a kid than as a kid. Seems to me like the first kids movie aimed at adults like Shrek.  Genius.  Dick Van D and Julie Andrews in a room together is more talent alone than the entire cast of your average Oscar winner today....by a lot
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Post by: Locomotive Breath on April 10, 2011, 10:36:34 AM
On the way back from Boston on the bus to Portland Friday nite after the game they showed Despicable Me. I hated it far too cutesy and predictable even for a kids movie. Man I miss cartoons like Bugs Bunny.
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Post by: zerophase on April 10, 2011, 11:25:31 AM
I just watched Harry potter, deathly hallows this weekend for the first time cause it was just released in 1080p. [dang], THIS STUFF AIN'T FOR KIDS ANYMORE. Jesus it was dark. and lots of blood.
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Post by: looseball on April 14, 2011, 10:11:25 PM
Yojimbo   (1961)

Since this is a classic, it may have been listed here before.

Regardless, I'll still say a few things, because it's as entertaining a movie as I've seen.  (Saw it previously, years ago.)

Yojimbo is the Japanese version of the American western and, in turn, led to the spaghetti westerns.  It's an action adventure with basically no special effects (aside from the hand that says hello at the beginning).  It gets by on superb photography, awesome (quirky) soundtrack, great lead actor, and a story that moves right along.

The story is a morality tale that includes comedy, tragedy, drama, intrigue, and more comedy.  The hero is a nihilist scruffy samuri warrior who comes to town to sell his services to the highest bidder, and there happens to be a civil war going on at the time...
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Post by: OsirusCeltics on April 14, 2011, 10:54:44 PM
Juice, 1992

With Tupac and Omar Epps
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Post by: outcry on April 30, 2011, 02:01:53 AM
I've watched "The Room" maybe five times in the past two days. It's my favorite [dang] movie and I honestly think it changed my life. Not even joking.
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Post by: LarBrd33 on April 30, 2011, 02:31:11 AM
just saw "Fast Five"... dumb movie, but watchable if you're into dumb movies.  I gotta say though, I cringed every time they showed Jordana Brewster... time hasn't been kind to that one. 
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Post by: Bahku on April 30, 2011, 03:10:40 AM
"The Blair Witch Project" ... I personally like to read about/research most of the movies I watch, and I was fascinated by how this movie was made. The Director got actors that were very improvisational, left them notes and minimal directions for them to follow each day, deprived them of sleep, rationed their food, etc., all in an attempt to reproduce the tensions/fear/ stresses that the characters were supposed to be going through. I'm not into horror movies as such, but this was extremely well done, unique, and extremely creepy.
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Post by: Bahku on May 05, 2011, 04:04:10 AM
"Hoosiers" ... trust me, now is the perfect time to watch this movie. If you don't have it, send to, (or go on), Netflix now ... you'll be glad you did. ;)
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on May 12, 2011, 11:07:59 PM
Went out to the movies tonight and saw "Water for Elephants"...really good movie.  This one you should believe the viewers reviews rather than the critics reviews, although both liked it.  Good story, good, believable actors who allow you to empathize with the situations, and an extremely talented and very lovable elephant.  What more could you want?  Oh, it is PG-13, I think because of violence and a brief scene with sexual connotation. To make a long story very, very short, old man tells the story of why he joined the circus as a young man, and how it changed his life.   All in all, every enjoyable.  My husband really liked it.  Really, I thought the only awkward part of the movie was the man questioning the old man at the beginning of the film.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: misha on May 14, 2011, 01:35:32 PM
In the Heat of the Night. Liked it a lot.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: letsgoblue86 on May 14, 2011, 03:03:40 PM
Green Street Hooligans, very entertaining, and violent.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on May 14, 2011, 03:22:17 PM
Vertigo and Thor.
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Post by: barefacedmonk on May 14, 2011, 03:23:46 PM
Vertigo and Thor.

How was Thor? Worth watching?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on May 14, 2011, 03:39:23 PM
Thor was better than I thought. Went on a discount night and did 3D. Not sure you need the 3d although it does enhance the look of Asgaard. Good comic book movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on May 14, 2011, 03:53:12 PM
We were going to see "Thor" but some of the comments from people coming out changed our minds...so we saw "Water for Elephants" and loved it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on May 14, 2011, 03:55:40 PM
Saw most of Little Fockers and Dilemma.  Not worth money, but ok.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on May 15, 2011, 04:34:29 PM
Just got back from seeing "Force of Five" with
"The Rock" and Vin Diesel, with a 13 year old boy. 

We all agreed (?) that it was very comic bookish but not  a bad action movie.

disclaimer: (It was probably terrible, but it has been years since I saw an action movie type...not really my style.  I think the last one I saw was "Broken Arrow" with John Travolta, and I hated that one.  ::) .)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on May 15, 2011, 04:46:46 PM
Bicentennial Man, with Robin Williams....great movie..very thought-provoking.

The movie has been out forever, but I just got around to watching it entirely a week or so ago.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: birdwatcher on May 25, 2011, 09:38:23 PM
I saw Thor a on opening weekend in IMAX 3D--the 3D part was just a foolish waste of money, but the movie itself was a lot better than I expected. True to the comic, and tie ins all over the place (you'll see Luke Cage & Hawkeye, as well as Hulk & Ironman refs). I'm geeking out hard over the Avengers movie next year, and the Capt America and XMen FC have got me pretty amped, too.

Going to see the Hangover 2 on Sunday--will report back after.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on May 25, 2011, 09:41:34 PM
battle field la...

ne yo needs to stick to singin and dancin
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on May 25, 2011, 09:42:59 PM
I saw Thor a on opening weekend in IMAX 3D--the 3D part was just a foolish waste of money, but the movie itself was a lot better than I expected. True to the comic, and tie ins all over the place (you'll see Luke Cage & Hawkeye, as well as Hulk & Ironman refs). I'm geeking out hard over the Avengers movie next year, and the Capt America and XMen FC have got me pretty amped, too.

Going to see the Hangover 2 on Sunday--will report back after.


 i wanna see marvel do a flix with the beyonder..

it was the entire marvel world vs that dude..
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Master Po on May 25, 2011, 09:50:19 PM
The Sunset Limited
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on May 25, 2011, 09:56:43 PM
Thor.

Amusing, no more or less. Kiddy outfits that just don't look right, some lousy characters and some good ones. Thor himself, Loki & Odin are great. So is Portman and her two buddies.

But other than that, it's so-so. It gets rated highly on IMDB but I'm sure it's nowhere near Iron-man and only slightly better than Spiderman.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: birdwatcher on May 25, 2011, 10:06:42 PM
I saw Thor a on opening weekend in IMAX 3D--the 3D part was just a foolish waste of money, but the movie itself was a lot better than I expected. True to the comic, and tie ins all over the place (you'll see Luke Cage & Hawkeye, as well as Hulk & Ironman refs). I'm geeking out hard over the Avengers movie next year, and the Capt America and XMen FC have got me pretty amped, too.

Going to see the Hangover 2 on Sunday--will report back after.


 i wanna see marvel do a flix with the beyonder..

it was the entire marvel world vs that dude..
Truth. A cool way to do it would be to do a "Secret Wars" movie. Remember those? It was like Marvel All-Stars...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on May 25, 2011, 10:14:37 PM
I saw Thor a on opening weekend in IMAX 3D--the 3D part was just a foolish waste of money, but the movie itself was a lot better than I expected. True to the comic, and tie ins all over the place (you'll see Luke Cage & Hawkeye, as well as Hulk & Ironman refs). I'm geeking out hard over the Avengers movie next year, and the Capt America and XMen FC have got me pretty amped, too.

Going to see the Hangover 2 on Sunday--will report back after.


 i wanna see marvel do a flix with the beyonder..

it was the entire marvel world vs that dude..
Truth. A cool way to do it would be to do a "Secret Wars" movie. Remember those? It was like Marvel All-Stars...


it also is too massive..

they would have to break it up like lord of the rings...

mephisto was another one..

he fought avengers, fantastic 4..etc..

one of my favorite comic...that i cherish..is spiderman vs wolverine

omg!!

*sippin*
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on May 25, 2011, 10:30:45 PM
Deadpool, Omega Red. That's all I want.

In case that's impossible I'll take Apocalypse.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on May 25, 2011, 10:36:02 PM
I just watched Monsters. Pretty good movie actually. Some people might think its a little slow but I enjoyed its artistic style.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: freshinthehouse on May 28, 2011, 12:42:04 AM
I just watched Monsters. Pretty good movie actually. Some people might think its a little slow but I enjoyed its artistic style.

Just saw this off Netflix watch it now.  Didn't go in with much for expectations, ended was pretty impressed.  Very well done for a movie shot on a shoestring budget.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: CaliCeltics on May 28, 2011, 12:51:53 AM
Saw Hangover 2 today. Pretty much same story line and plot to the first, but still funny. Worth checking it out, I laughed a lot. :)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: StarzNBarz on May 28, 2011, 01:02:32 AM
Fast Five. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on May 29, 2011, 07:24:33 PM
just saw the new pirates movie.  it was entertaining and good, but not as good as the previous ones.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: WW1MR on May 29, 2011, 07:35:39 PM
was a documentary called The Devil Came On Horseback
Re: Darfur

part 1 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0TCS_s4DXk&feature=player_embedded

-WW1MR
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: paulcowens on May 29, 2011, 08:24:31 PM
I can't even remember the last movie I saw.  They mostly seem unwatchable or forgettable.    Take shallow characters, add stereotyped villains, and add CGI and that's a movie, it seems. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LB3533 on May 29, 2011, 11:04:35 PM
Last Movie: The Mechanic (B+) - pretty good action flick with entertainment value, one of Jason Stathem's better films.

2nd to last: Charlie St. Cloud (A/A-) - pretty impressed with this film and the younger actor playing the little brother Sam; decent acting from the "high school musical" alum, good story; the chick wasn't hard on the eyes either.

3rd to last: Thor (A) - 2nd best Marvel film of all time, behind Spiderman 2. I thought it was more powerful and more impactful film than Ironman, but Ironman had more entertainment value.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on May 30, 2011, 06:42:50 AM
3rd to last: Thor (A) - 2nd best Marvel film of all time, behind Spiderman 2. I thought it was more powerful and more impactful film than Ironman, but Ironman had more entertainment value.

Hhhghgghhhhhh.

Disagree².

Iron man, imo was way better. Though right now, I don't really feel like elaborating, so this statement will have to do lol :]

Sorry!

[/bad forum manners]
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on May 30, 2011, 08:51:03 AM
Inside Job.
It was okay, but it had the potential to be better.  Whoever directed/produced just couldn't step away from their agenda long enough to make a deeper, more nuanced movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on May 31, 2011, 01:05:01 AM
I saw Thor a on opening weekend in IMAX 3D--the 3D part was just a foolish waste of money, but the movie itself was a lot better than I expected. True to the comic, and tie ins all over the place (you'll see Luke Cage & Hawkeye, as well as Hulk & Ironman refs). I'm geeking out hard over the Avengers movie next year, and the Capt America and XMen FC have got me pretty amped, too.

Going to see the Hangover 2 on Sunday--will report back after.


 i wanna see marvel do a flix with the beyonder..

it was the entire marvel world vs that dude..
Truth. A cool way to do it would be to do a "Secret Wars" movie. Remember those? It was like Marvel All-Stars...


it also is too massive..

they would have to break it up like lord of the rings...

mephisto was another one..

he fought avengers, fantastic 4..etc..

one of my favorite comic...that i cherish..is spiderman vs wolverine

omg!!

*sippin*
I want to see The Infinity Gauntlet put into film. I don't care if it's live action or animation. That story should be put on film.
Also, DC's Kingdom Come would be awesome to see as well.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on June 10, 2011, 01:50:52 PM
Pi

Man was that intense.  I'm still trying to figure out what just happened.

So I guess the movie is about enjoying the little things? Or is he just dead at the end?    :-\   please help...
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Post by: Cman on June 10, 2011, 02:53:52 PM
Due Date.

Meh.  2.5 out of 5 stars.  It wasn't bad, and I laughed at times.  I won't remember the movie 2 weeks from now.  Zach G. has his moments, but he's a one trick pony.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LB3533 on June 10, 2011, 04:23:21 PM
3rd to last: Thor (A) - 2nd best Marvel film of all time, behind Spiderman 2. I thought it was more powerful and more impactful film than Ironman, but Ironman had more entertainment value.

Hhhghgghhhhhh.

Disagree².

Iron man, imo was way better. Though right now, I don't really feel like elaborating, so this statement will have to do lol :]

Sorry!

[/bad forum manners]

You thought Ironman had more emotional impact?

After the first part when he left the cave in the Suit v 1.0 most of the emotion was gone from the film.

The rest of the film was filled with cool awesome and entertaining special effects.

It was a fun movie, but it lacked Thor's heart.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: slamtheking on June 10, 2011, 04:28:16 PM
3rd to last: Thor (A) - 2nd best Marvel film of all time, behind Spiderman 2. I thought it was more powerful and more impactful film than Ironman, but Ironman had more entertainment value.

Hhhghgghhhhhh.

Disagree².

Iron man, imo was way better. Though right now, I don't really feel like elaborating, so this statement will have to do lol :]

Sorry!

[/bad forum manners]

You thought Ironman had more emotional impact?

After the first part when he left the cave in the Suit v 1.0 most of the emotion was gone from the film.

The rest of the film was filled with cool awesome and entertaining special effects.

It was a fun movie, but it lacked Thor's heart.
I like them both.  I had low expectations for both since I didn't think either character has the depth of Spiderman in the comics but Thor really impressed me with how they were able to make a connection between the main character and the mainstream audience. 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ManUp on June 10, 2011, 07:28:51 PM
I am number 4.

Came in from netflix I had no idea what it was about, but I liked the special affects in the preview so I got it. It's just about what you'd expect from a Michael Bay film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHLgeNqjrYw&NR=1
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHLgeNqjrYw&NR=1)
I got no beef with special affects so it kept me entertained.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on June 10, 2011, 10:54:01 PM
love and other drugs

like it, but for all the reasons youre not thinking


ahh
and Nemo
and Cars

but i am waiting for best picture of the year

Cars 2
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: indeedproceed on June 11, 2011, 01:42:08 AM
The Highlander. I love this movie on so many levels. Allow me to count the ways:

1) Sword fighting and immortality are cool things to make a movie about.

2) Christophet Lambert is freakin cool man. He's got bad accents, and has a sloped brow like a caveman, but none of that seems to matter.

3) Clancy Brown, or as I know him, Brother Justin, is soooooooo BA as a villain here, especially when he goes all SLC Punk and shaves his head.

4) Sean. Connery. As a flamboyant Spaniard.

5) Brief scantily clad women.

6) Really camp special effects that seem cooler than CGI.

7) Classic 80's characters. "hard cop", "hard cop boss", "vulnerable but curious to the point of self endangering women".

Wow I love this movie. To the point where I wondered only once "how come they don't just light a dude up with an AK than saunter over and chop off his head". 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: PaulPierce34G on June 11, 2011, 02:52:52 AM
Revenge of The Nerds

Revenge of The Nerds 2: Nerds in Paradise

Overboard starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on June 22, 2011, 05:13:50 AM
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I love the Narnia stuff.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole. Pretty good, stunning visuals.

Due Date. Very funny.

Tropa de Elite. Great movie about the BOPE in Brazil. I recommend it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on June 22, 2011, 08:34:23 AM
Black Swan.

I was excited for this movie and often when I am excited for a movie (or hear good things about a movie) I am let down because my expectations get too high.  Not the case with this movie -- my expectations were high and it pretty much delivered.  I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Celtic on June 22, 2011, 10:17:35 AM
Black Swan.

I was excited for this movie and often when I am excited for a movie (or hear good things about a movie) I am let down because my expectations get too high.  Not the case with this movie -- my expectations were high and it pretty much delivered.  I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Haha, this is actually the last movie I watched as well. Definitely a creepy flick that was well done all around.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: pearljammer10 on June 22, 2011, 11:03:53 AM
Black Swan.

I was excited for this movie and often when I am excited for a movie (or hear good things about a movie) I am let down because my expectations get too high.  Not the case with this movie -- my expectations were high and it pretty much delivered.  I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Haha, this is actually the last movie I watched as well. Definitely a creepy flick that was well done all around.

Yeah this was incredibly well done.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on June 22, 2011, 11:05:54 AM
Black Swan.

I was excited for this movie and often when I am excited for a movie (or hear good things about a movie) I am let down because my expectations get too high.  Not the case with this movie -- my expectations were high and it pretty much delivered.  I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Haha, this is actually the last movie I watched as well. Definitely a creepy flick that was well done all around.

Pretty much everything Aronofsky does is brilliant. I've yet to watch Black Swan but I love Pi, Requiem and the Fountain.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Moranis on June 22, 2011, 11:07:40 AM
True Grit (the new one)

I actually have Black Swan, but haven't watched it yet.

Blockbuster free movie a day until July 4th is nice.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on June 22, 2011, 11:25:13 AM
Black Swan.

I was excited for this movie and often when I am excited for a movie (or hear good things about a movie) I am let down because my expectations get too high.  Not the case with this movie -- my expectations were high and it pretty much delivered.  I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Haha, this is actually the last movie I watched as well. Definitely a creepy flick that was well done all around.

Pretty much everything Aronofsky does is brilliant. I've yet to watch Black Swan but I love Pi, Requiem and the Fountain.

I had forgotten that Aronofsky did Requiem for a Dream as well.  Portman's mother in Black Swan was eerily similar to the mother in Requiem.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Marcus13 on June 22, 2011, 12:03:48 PM
I watched Training Day again last night.

It's still awesome
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: GreenEnvy on June 22, 2011, 01:37:25 PM
Watched Devil the other night.

Surprising not awful considering M. Night's regression. I think what made it decent was the fact that it was short, I believe it was around 75 minutes.


Saw Super 8 last week and was pretty disappointed considering I'm a huge JJ Abrams fan. Still worth seeing, but not paying to do so. The ending ruined it for me (although I know some that liked it), but the suspense throughout was actually pretty good.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on June 22, 2011, 01:41:22 PM
Flash Gordon, for about the 200th time.

I'm suprised an updated version hasn't been made of it, yet.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on June 22, 2011, 02:23:41 PM
last night i bought/watched "legend of the fist the return of chen zhen" with donnie yen.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Casperian on June 26, 2011, 07:24:20 AM
Source Code

What a boring and predictable mess full of plot (or logic) holes. It felt like a really bad 90 minute episode of "The Twilight Zone".

Along with I am Number 4 and Thor a strong candidate for my personal "worst movie of the year" list.

I´m getting too old for this stuff.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Rickretro on June 26, 2011, 07:47:40 AM
Downfall. A German film about Hitlers final days in the bunker as the Russians close in.  All of it based on the memoirs of his personal secretary.  Unreal.  A must see for history lovers as it was one of the most realistic movies I have ever seen
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: RebusRankin on June 26, 2011, 10:18:02 AM
Rango. Thought it was bad.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on June 26, 2011, 02:43:46 PM
Source Code

What a boring and predictable mess full of plot (or logic) holes. It felt like a really bad 90 minute episode of "The Twilight Zone".

Along with I am Number 4 and Thor a strong candidate for my personal "worst movie of the year" list.

I´m getting too old for this stuff.


i have to disagree with source code.  i thought it was pretty cool and kept me intrigued
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: dark_lord on June 26, 2011, 02:45:18 PM
saw cars 2 today.  it was different, but pretty good (the first one was far superior).  my son liked it, which was to be expected and all i cared about.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: cdif911 on June 26, 2011, 03:30:17 PM
watched Bad Teacher last night....not very good - wait for video if you're gonna watch it
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Rondo_is_better on June 26, 2011, 05:24:11 PM
The Dark Knight.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: slamtheking on June 26, 2011, 07:17:53 PM
Source Code

What a boring and predictable mess full of plot (or logic) holes. It felt like a really bad 90 minute episode of "The Twilight Zone".

Along with I am Number 4 and Thor a strong candidate for my personal "worst movie of the year" list.

I´m getting too old for this stuff.

I actually liked Thor.  I'm not sure if that's because I had moderate expectations going into it but I thought they did a decent job making the character palatable for the audience.

Saw Green Lantern last.  It was ok.  not enough humor in it to make it a great movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: letsgoblue86 on June 26, 2011, 09:04:38 PM
Batman Begins (for the millionth time)...which I think is superior to The Dark Knight
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: FLCeltsFan on June 26, 2011, 09:57:59 PM
Took my grandson to see Cars 2.  I loved it!!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: feckless on June 26, 2011, 11:15:35 PM
Super 8--some good moments but overall poor.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on June 27, 2011, 01:17:47 AM
Kick-Ass. Loved it. Hit Girl was awesome.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: shookones99 on June 27, 2011, 04:22:49 PM
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Wasn't too excited going into it having not known much about it and getting a little tired of Michael Cera.

But this movie is awesome.  Cera was fantastic and whoever the writer/director was, you can tell, had a lot of fun making this movie. 

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Post by: Edgar on June 27, 2011, 04:25:29 PM
Cars

Next Saturday: Cars 2

(http://www.myfacewhen.com/images/217.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: eja117 on July 01, 2011, 09:36:31 PM
Saw Ridley Scott's Robin Hood with Russell Crowe yesterday. I am amazed at how truly bad Hollywood movies are theses days. I'm like "It can't get worse than that." Then the next one is even worse. I mean in terms of historical accuracy it would make more sense to have Abraham Lincoln take his shirt off and lead the charge at Gettysburgh with a regiment of black soldiers, under colonel Picket, with WW2 era rifles. I mean it would be way more dramatic.

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 03, 2011, 10:06:42 PM
Cars

Next Saturday: Cars 2

(http://www.myfacewhen.com/images/217.jpg)

CARS 2

Now I know wich is other the best pixar ever made

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/cars-2-movie-poster-triptych-01.jpg)

Dont miss it worth every pennie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on July 03, 2011, 10:24:47 PM
ha ha ha, Edgar.  I can see that I going have to borrow a miniature person and go see "Cars"  and "Cars 2".   
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 03, 2011, 10:27:02 PM
ha ha ha, Edgar.  I can see that I going have to borrow a miniature person and go see "Cars"  and "Cars 2".   

You will never regret :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thirstyboots18 on July 10, 2011, 09:05:30 PM
Just saw "Forrest Gump" for the umpty umpth time...cried for the umpty umth time.  I think my three favorite movies are "Forrest Gump", "One Flew over the Coocoo's Nest", and "Enemy Mine".  I am a sap for a good cry  ::)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Kiorrik on July 10, 2011, 10:38:39 PM
Anchorman, again.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: greenpride32 on July 10, 2011, 11:13:36 PM
Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon - A little short in storyline as you would expect from this type of movie.  But it moves along at a nice pace with plenty of action.  Much better than the 2nd one which was considered a disappointment even by the franchise's die hard fans.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: WeMadeIt17 on July 12, 2011, 01:06:00 PM
Well the last two movies I have seen was Transformers 3 loved it, by far the best one yet.. The next is Horrible bosses! Very very very funny. Laughed so hard at this movie, I thought it was as funny as the first hangover. Oh man I tell you go see this movie its well worth it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on July 12, 2011, 02:14:40 PM
Blue Valentine.

I didn't know what to expect, and was "pleasantly" surprised. I use quotes because it is not a pleasant movie, in fact it is an unpleasant, uncomfortable movie.  But it is a good movie, and I wasn't necessarily expecting it to be good.  It is one of those movies that I keep thinking about, even though I saw it about a week ago.

I'd probably give it 5 stars (out of 5). 
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: letsgoblue86 on July 12, 2011, 02:35:33 PM
She's Out Of My League...meh
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Bahku on July 15, 2011, 01:59:52 PM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" went to the midnight screening with my daughter at IMAX ... intense, emotional, and awesome!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: nickagneta on July 15, 2011, 02:09:59 PM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" went to the midnight screening with my daughter at IMAX ... intense, emotional, and awesome!
12:25 show last night. The whole place was in tears. Held well to book and exceeded my imagination. Awesome
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Redz on July 15, 2011, 02:13:15 PM
Been watching random Netfilx streaming movie

Just watched Rubber...very odd, could have been better
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: letsgoblue86 on July 15, 2011, 02:57:11 PM
Body of Lies with DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.  Very underrated film and Leo is fantastic as usual.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ACF on July 15, 2011, 04:46:20 PM
Orla Frøsnapper (rough translation: frog-eater) a "remake" (well, not really) of a popular Danish 1980 children's film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MN58I98RZ4


The original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yai8J292tHE


It was the first time we took our son to the cinema. He thoroughly enjoyed it. Those kind of moments are priceless. Movie was well made and very funny. Both movies are based on books by Ole Lund Kirkegaard:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Lund_Kirkegaard
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Post by: nickagneta on July 15, 2011, 05:47:11 PM
Cars

Next Saturday: Cars 2

(http://www.myfacewhen.com/images/217.jpg)

CARS 2

Now I know wich is other the best pixar ever made

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/cars-2-movie-poster-triptych-01.jpg)

Dont miss it worth every pennie
Cars 2: otherwise known as the very worst Pixar film ever made. Really bad.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Big_Matt34 on July 15, 2011, 06:36:54 PM
12:25 show last night. The whole place was in tears. Held well to book and exceeded my imagination. Awesome.

Was at the midnight IMAX showing, all 20 auditoriums in the movie theatre were sold out of course. When everyone got out after it ended, i've never seen so many teary eyed people in my life.

I LOVE the series, but that one was BY FAR the best of the movies. With the Oscars having 10 nominees now, i would not be surprised in the least to see it get a best picture nomination, and [dang] was The Princes Tale well done. Rickman better get his freakin supporting actor nomination this time.
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Post by: eja117 on July 15, 2011, 07:17:37 PM
The Fisher King.....depressing and inaccurate. I don't think they should have used mental illness to showcase Robin Williams' talents. I'm glad I didn't spend money.
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on July 15, 2011, 07:57:48 PM
The Fisher King.....depressing and inaccurate. I don't think they should have used mental illness to showcase Robin Williams' talents. I'm glad I didn't spend money.
I'm sorry, EJ, but I couldn't disagree with you more.  My daughter suffers from a mental illness, depression, and she is the smartest, kindest, funniest person I know.  I thought Robin Williams did an amazing job in Fisher King.  By your standards, I guess "Rain man" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" were ill advised too.  I think anything that brings attention to the plight of sufferers of mental illness especially in a human way (humor is good) is helpful.  Mentally ill people are not necessarily evil, dark, horrible...most look and act like you and me, and they have humor and pathos in their lives, just like you and me.  As a matter of fact, tomorrow they may be you and me!  I think anything that causes these conditions to be brought out in the light instead of whispered about and hidden is good.

Sorry, you happened to hit one of my sensitive points.
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Post by: eja117 on July 15, 2011, 08:16:02 PM
The Fisher King.....depressing and inaccurate. I don't think they should have used mental illness to showcase Robin Williams' talents. I'm glad I didn't spend money.
I'm sorry, EJ, but I couldn't disagree with you more.  My daughter suffers from a mental illness, depression, and she is the smartest, kindest, funniest person I know.  I thought Robin Williams did an amazing job in Fisher King.  By your standards, I guess "Rain man" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" were ill advised too.  I think anything that brings attention to the plight of sufferers of mental illness especially in a human way (humor is good) is helpful.  Mentally ill people are not necessarily evil, dark, horrible...most look and act like you and me, and they have humor and pathos in their lives, just like you and me.  As a matter of fact, tomorrow they may be you and me!  I think anything that causes these conditions to be brought out in the light instead of whispered about and hidden is good.

Sorry, you happened to hit one of my sensitive points.
Nothing to be sorry about.

I don't know lots about autism.  I asked a young mom once if everyone just assumed her kid with autism was just like rain man and she said "Actually he's exactly like rain man.".  So I guess Rain Man was great.  

For One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest while it was extremely important in shedding light on abuses that were occurring and ushering in an era of human rights, it also ushered in (somewhat) the era of deinstitutionalization, which had pros and cons. It also put out the notion that treatment itself is the disease. Chief for example makes this great escape at the end, but it real life if Chief really had a major mental illness then if they didn't find him he would probably decomp in a matter of days without his meds and would become a threat to himself or others.  I think in that sense that film was at least somewhat misleading, and I don't think Jack's character would have made a great mental health councilor, but he did do some things quite well.

Further while I completely agree that people with a diagnosis of a mental illness can be funny as heck and very kind, the fact is generally psychosis like that doesn't happen from a single event and there is often a family history, not to mention the character was well beyond the average age of onset.  In that sense I found it inaccurate.

I guess my general objection was that I thought the character was sorta making mental illness seem fun and wacky and like it can cured/treated with love and friendship, but in real life it's way more complicated. Obviously friendship and love improves the quality of life, often for both involved, but it doesn't cure anything.  

Granted some people make strong recoveries, but usually with meds and other treatment, neither of which the character was getting.  

The film is 20 years old and I'm not familiar with the mental health system of NY now, let alone then, so I'm not sure if everything was realistic, but there just seemed to be a lot of laughing with and at the illness to me, and I don't see it as a laughing thing. Not that there can't be a sense of humor to it, or that one can't love the film or find a strong redeeming message in it. I just didn't like it.

I don't know. i have a lot to learn yet and may change my mind at some point.  

I didn't see the Soloist yet (with Jamie Foxx?).  I found Beautiful Mind to be more realistic and accurate, although obviously not all people with mental illnesses are Princeton professors, and that man is in many ways a huge huge exception

maybe that clarifies a bit
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Post by: BASS_THUMPER on July 15, 2011, 08:54:53 PM
dolomite


(http://moviecarpet.com/iwave/images/7/o-cult-collectibles-rudy-ray-moore-dolomite-bobblehead-coming-soon.jpg)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 15, 2011, 08:59:43 PM
Cars

Next Saturday: Cars 2

(http://www.myfacewhen.com/images/217.jpg)

CARS 2

Now I know wich is other the best pixar ever made

(http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/cars-2-movie-poster-triptych-01.jpg)

Dont miss it worth every pennie
Cars 2: otherwise known as the very worst Pixar film ever made. Really bad.

Nick  You dont like Pandas you dont like Cars...I give up.
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Post by: nickagneta on July 15, 2011, 09:03:02 PM
Cars: An absolutely awesome movie

Kung Fu Panda: I loved it.

The Pandas: Better than people are giving them credit for. Experience wins championship

Cars 2: Just an awful movie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 15, 2011, 09:04:52 PM
Cars: An absolutely awesome movie

Kung Fu Panda: I loved it.

The Pandas: Better than people are giving them credit for. Experience wins championship

Cars 2: Just an awful movie

Well I will erase that last paragraph from your answer and consider it perfect.

:D


p.s. its not awful
its different :D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Scott on July 16, 2011, 05:20:11 PM
In Bruges...I loved it, thought it was great.  Nice blend of comedy and drama.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Cman on July 16, 2011, 09:18:49 PM
Chinatown.

It had been a number of years since I last saw it.  Still a great flick. 5 of 5 stars.
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Post by: RIPRED on July 16, 2011, 09:31:36 PM
Just watched Wild Things for te first time last night. Pretty decent movie.
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Post by: looseball on July 16, 2011, 09:43:28 PM
Chinatown.

It had been a number of years since I last saw it.  Still a great flick. 5 of 5 stars.

Yeah, I watched it again within the past year, and it's still gets 5-stars.  (The Two Jakes still only get 4, though.)
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Post by: thirstyboots18 on July 18, 2011, 09:46:45 AM
Chinatown.

It had been a number of years since I last saw it.  Still a great flick. 5 of 5 stars.

Yeah, I watched it again within the past year, and it's still gets 5-stars.  (The Two Jakes still only get 4, though.)
This is my husband's  all time favorite movie. I think it is on his "bucket list" for me to agree with him.  When it first came out, he took me to see it (twice).  I fell asleep and missed it both times.  Years later, he brought it home on video....I fell asleep again! ha ha ha  Since I have still not actually "seen" it, I am waiting for him to bring it home on CD.  I need another nap!  ;D
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Post by: Cman on July 18, 2011, 11:21:52 AM
Chinatown.

It had been a number of years since I last saw it.  Still a great flick. 5 of 5 stars.

Yeah, I watched it again within the past year, and it's still gets 5-stars.  (The Two Jakes still only get 4, though.)
This is my husband's  all time favorite movie. I think it is on his "bucket list" for me to agree with him.  When it first came out, he took me to see it (twice).  I fell asleep and missed it both times.  Years later, he brought it home on video....I fell asleep again! ha ha ha  Since I have still not actually "seen" it, I am waiting for him to bring it home on CD.  I need another nap!  ;D

... then a few years from now when you need another nap you can watch it streamed on a laptop.
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Post by: pearljammer10 on July 18, 2011, 11:28:20 AM
Horrible Bosses... One of the better, newer, movies that has come out in a long time.
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Post by: Yoki_IsTheName on July 18, 2011, 11:32:34 AM
I-Robot. For the nth time i think. Can't get bored with that movie.
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Post by: Fafnir on July 18, 2011, 11:33:15 AM
Saw the new Harry Potter flick on Thursday and Horrible Bosses yesterday.

I enjoyed them both.
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Post by: RebusRankin on July 18, 2011, 11:48:33 AM
Get Him to the Greek. Meh 2 out 5 stars kind of film. But hey movie channels. P Diddy was funny though.
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Post by: looseball on July 18, 2011, 01:47:21 PM
Chinatown.

It had been a number of years since I last saw it.  Still a great flick. 5 of 5 stars.

Yeah, I watched it again within the past year, and it's still gets 5-stars.  (The Two Jakes still only get 4, though.)
This is my husband's  all time favorite movie. I think it is on his "bucket list" for me to agree with him.  When it first came out, he took me to see it (twice).  I fell asleep and missed it both times.  Years later, he brought it home on video....I fell asleep again! ha ha ha  Since I have still not actually "seen" it, I am waiting for him to bring it home on CD.  I need another nap!  ;D

Watch your nose!
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Post by: greg_kite on July 19, 2011, 08:23:34 AM
Cars: An absolutely awesome movie

Kung Fu Panda: I loved it.

The Pandas: Better than people are giving them credit for. Experience wins championship

Cars 2: Just an awful movie

Well I will erase that last paragraph from your answer and consider it perfect.

:D


p.s. its not awful
its different :D



I also enjoyed Cars 2.  My girls have liked it since they were 2, and now at 6 and 8 they loved this one as much as the first.  It's a little complicated for toddlers maybe, but it was action packed and funny.  The only difference was it was less about Lightning McQueen and more about Mater.  But it was done well.

As far as being the worst Pixar movie ever, that's still better than most other movies.  I can't think of a bad Pixar movie.
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Post by: cdif911 on July 20, 2011, 09:49:11 PM
just finished buried with Ryan Reynolds.  Now I'm depressed...
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on July 20, 2011, 09:50:41 PM
just finished buried with Ryan Reynolds.  Now I'm depressed...

been meaning to see this...

i hope u not givin away the end...
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Post by: RebusRankin on July 20, 2011, 09:56:53 PM
All Good Things
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Post by: pearljammer10 on July 21, 2011, 12:16:34 AM
Watched Super 8 this afternoon. what an amazing movie! Great story, little weird at times but what alien movie doesnt have that?

Watched cedar rapids tonight, also a good flick. Hall pass was last night, i think cedar was a bit better, more story to it.
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Post by: RebusRankin on July 21, 2011, 12:18:33 AM
Super 8 was quite good. Went in with no expectations and was very surprised and pleased.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Edgar on July 21, 2011, 01:23:27 AM
Cars: An absolutely awesome movie

Kung Fu Panda: I loved it.

The Pandas: Better than people are giving them credit for. Experience wins championship

Cars 2: Just an awful movie

Well I will erase that last paragraph from your answer and consider it perfect.

:D


p.s. its not awful
its different :D



I also enjoyed Cars 2.  My girls have liked it since they were 2, and now at 6 and 8 they loved this one as much as the first.  It's a little complicated for toddlers maybe, but it was action packed and funny.  The only difference was it was less about Lightning McQueen and more about Mater.  But it was done well.

As far as being the worst Pixar movie ever, that's still better than most other movies.  I can't think of a bad Pixar movie.
tp
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Post by: cdif911 on July 21, 2011, 09:02:27 PM
just finished buried with Ryan Reynolds.  Now I'm depressed...

been meaning to see this...

i hope u not givin away the end...

let's just say the whole movie takes place in a coffin, it's pretty surreal
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on July 21, 2011, 09:03:27 PM
just finished buried with Ryan Reynolds.  Now I'm depressed...

been meaning to see this...

i hope u not givin away the end...

let's just say the whole movie takes place in a coffin, it's pretty surreal

so he dont get out...

thanks~
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: mzepol on July 21, 2011, 11:22:44 PM
The Man From Earth (2007)

As one review put it, one of the most