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What was last movie you watched?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by JoseWarner, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Parchment

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    Saw this movie at the theatre when it came out in '85 and for some reason got the itch to watch it again, excellent movie, great battle scenes, and of course- Samurai (without Tom Cruise!)
     
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    ^^ I actually plan to start watching Ran next week.

    Anyways, I'm catching up on a few Kubrick movies and last one I finished was Barry Lyndon. As people say, every frame in this movie feels like a beautiful painting, its set designs were very elegant. It's a bit of a biopic in structure and in terms of not much action or excitement minus a few moments of suspense via duels but it's still entertaining. I thought its deadpan humour from the dry narrator really helped along with every character looking so comedically over-the-top. Though I usually struggle with biopics that cover a character's life or period-pieces, this one did a nice job of getting you invested in the character and being so intricate about it from the politics to the family drama.

    Also watched The Fountain, this film was also beautiful but unlike Barry Lyndon, it was an incoherent mess. It fully deserves the criticism it gets for being pretentious. I don't mind the scene shift within the three different story lines but it was poorly done with nothing tying it together outside of some shoddy symbolism. It's like a film that tries to be very sensual and mystic but that makes it more convoluted. I always appreciate a film trying to be ambitious but then you have to go somewhere with it. This movie looks like a bunch of drafts thrown in without a concrete script. Some people will appreciate the emotion that Jackman showed in this film but I found it one-tone and tedious to watch. I mean, he's whispering into trees at one point lol.
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Just saw Wilson.
    (It should be in the theaters in a few weeks.)
    Well made & acted, but dysfunctional losers just don't do it for me.
     
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    Consistently my favorite movie since its release. This time around though it's been long enough since I've watched it I forgot it has such a strong and blatant pro-gay message (but, then again, it is a radical Anarchist going against a Fascist state). And it was also made by pre-transitioning trans-sisters, which is also pretty cool (although entirely irrelevant to the movie).
     
  6. whereismynotecard

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    The most recent movie I've seen was "Split." Somehow I didn't know M. Night Shyamalan was the director from the previews, so it wasn't until I was already in the theater reading the beginning credits that I realized what I was getting myself into. Once I read his name, nothing but the last thirty seconds were surprising.

    Also, Grace from Skins is in it.
     
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    Manchester By The Sea (2016)

    Finished seeing this today, one of the best movies I've seen from the past few years. It's subject matter is sad and it is emotional but it was very pleasant and peaceful to watch for me. I was teary-eyed for at least a third of it but in a good way. Casey Affleck did a great job as the lead actor, someone described it as a novel coming to life on film (despite not being based on a book) and I thought that was very true. Felt like a very real movie.

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    I finally saw Goodfellas (and Casino later in the week while I was at it). I would say Goodfellas is a bit better, the acting is somewhat uneven in both but the main characters are stronger in Goodfellas. Joe Pesce's high-pitched voice in Casino was a bit over the top and the character 'motivations' also seemed a bit too much. Goodfellas was a bit more cohesive and the spurts of suspense were better plus it was much nicer looking.

    I know that Goodfellas is compared a lot to The Godfather but I don't think it's in the same league. Scorsese does make entertaining films but they're kinda monotone. The Godfather knows when to slow down or speed up and each scene feels like it has more importance, it's more absorbing or whatever compared to Goodfellas where it's just moving along trying to shock you as a means of entertainment.

    Also saw The Edge of Seventeen and Ran the week before that. Edge of Seventeen was better than most recent coming-of-age films and Woody Harrelson's sarcastic character was great but the rest of it was average. It's one of those films that you have to relate to to care about the main character because nothing else in the movie is that special and it's hard to care for the main character if you've already been outside of high school for a decade and see her 'problems' as petty. Ran was a much better film, great usage of colour and it does run a bit long but it's impressive that the director, Kurosawa, filmed it late in his career while legally blind and captured these scenes showing so much vast landscape. I don't think the story itself was as entertaining as the stuff he did in the 50s or 60s but the visuals and the premise were really solid. The only annoying thing was the court jester but his movies always tend to have at least one obnoxious character.
     
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    I watched the new Robocop, and thought it was pure, total, utter, blasphemy.
     
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    Split was very good, very tense and interesting.

    Get Out was lame. Popular opinions of movies, from 100% on Get Out to all the hate of BvS, honestly baffles me!
     
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    Creep, Blair Witch Project, and the Invitation are all fantastic horror movies.
     
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    I didn't watch the entire movie because I became distracted but I did watch part of The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday. I have a tradition of watching it every year on Good Friday.
     
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    Saw Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2. If you liked Guardians vol 1 its better IMO. If you like Marvel movies its one of the best IMO.
     
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    One of my favorite movies, "5 To 7", is a story of a 24-year old unmarried Jewish man who falls in love with a 33-year old married French woman and has an affair with her in NYC. It is so well done that it had me laughing and crying, especially because of the culture conflict between the two and how the whole affair became so extremely emotional.

    The movie is mostly dialogue, very witty, not at all an action movie, and it is very much for adults. There's no nudity and the language isn't bad at all, so kids could be in the room and they'd probably just fall asleep because they're not at all likely to relate.

    Needless to say, I loved the movie, have seen it twice, and probably will see it again-- it's that well done.
     
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    Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
     
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    Introducing my daughter to the glory that is Studio Ghibli, starting with the classic Kiki's Delivery Service.

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    CogentPhilosopher Philosophy Student

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    One of my favorite movies of all time.
     
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    RedDragon94 Feeling Fine I guess

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    Ditto. Saw it Monday too.
     
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    Just saw Logan, not what I would call a superhero movie more along the lines of Firestarter 1984 but different. For me it was definitely enjoyable and refreshing different. My one complaint would be it was a little slow in developing.
     
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    kubo and the two strings

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