What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. oble

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    Last watched The Maze Runner. Pretty good movie I reckon.

    Never read the book it's based on, however.
     
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    Edge of tomorrow. Great movie, remind me of Nadal and how he turn 7 sraight loses to Djokovic in 2011 and of course finally able to beat Federer outside clay in 2008.
    To figure out what I mean just watching this :)
     
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    American Horror Story Freakshow is pretty gloomy man, not something you watch with your date. Season 1 was FUN, looks like Season 4 is dark like Asylum was.

    Coven was almost as good as season 1.
     
  4. Midaso240

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    Amores Perros. One of those movies that was great,but I'm not that worried if I never see it again...
     
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    borderland

    hell of a movie. Three guys go down to mexico and have to deal with a mexican drug cartel that practices satanic rituals. the film is based on a true story from 1989 which appears to be factual from everything i have read. I actually found a few parts of it hard to watch because it was so sad what happened to these guys. I will never go to Mexico after reading up on what happened and the things that are still happening down there.

    anyways its a really well done film. best horror i have seen in a ln a long time and factual. Not sure i would put it up there with Texas chainsaw Massacre but its Definitely up there. I am not sure why its not more popular. Its a hundred times better than hostel or saw IMO.

    i will warn you though. Its brutal. some of the deaths are just hard to watch because you really feel for the characters and are saddened watching them suffer.
     
  6. DRII

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    Gone Girl...

    awful!

    chick flick for sure...
     
  7. DRII

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    really? i DVR'd it, will check it out soon. I really liked season 1 and Coven, only watched one episode of Asylum and thought it was not good at all...
     
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    The Bucket List (2007) - Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Panned by critics for being too sentimental, but i enjoyed it.

    Two terminally ill men decide to do some fun/meaningful things before they die.
     
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    Inherit the Wind - interesting court-room film about creationists vs evolutionists. Spencer Tracy and Gene Kelly.

    Gene has some very funny lines.
     
  10. Midaso240

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    Damn it,I'm still going to watch it.
     
  11. ollinger

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    Gone Girl

    Noirish suspense thriller with elements of glib social commentary, a very flawed film but entertaining nonetheless.
     
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    Venom (1981)........Klause kinski, Oliver Reed, Stearling hayden

    basically a home invasion hostage standoff film. Only there is a Black Mamba snake running loose in the house.

    very well done, tense and first class acting all the way around. I hadnt watched this film since 1982 or so and I was a small child. Couldnt remember much but it scared the hell out of me when i was a kid. still scary after watching it. Its the best snake movie i have seen. Edge of your seat stuff. Black Mambas are some nasty creatures.
     
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    Separate Tables (1958) - Interesting movie. David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth.

    Niven and Wendy Hiller won Oscars.
     
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    Wavelength(1967). Don't know why I bothered,tedious experimental film...
     
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    The Duellists (1977). The last duel should have used different weapons, but a good film nonetheless. I should try fencing one day.
     
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    Draft Day.

    Predictable story, but they did it pretty well imo. Some nice cameo's, easy to follow for non-football fans. i enjoyed it anyway.
     
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    Scarier than Snakes On A Plane?
     
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    I didnt like snakes on a plane to be honest.

    Venom is a different kind of movie. In a lot of ways its like Desperate Hours. Then just when you let your guard down the Black Mamba pops out and shakes things up. The startles really come out of nowhere and grab you. The death by snake scenes are probably the best i have seen and pretty grusome.

    The other part is Oliver Reed and Klaus Kinski. If you dont know much about these two actors you should check into them. Klaus was basically a mentally insane person who was unbelievable on screen and off. Intensity doesnt really describe him well enough. He is kind of adolf Hitler on Crystal Meth.

    Oliver Reed on the other hand was a true mans man. very tough and top notch acting ability which was all natural. He learned how to act hanging out at the pub and getting drunk all the time. One of the early method actors if you call that acting.

    Both actors are legendary actors though. Klaus spent time POw camps as well as a mental institution before becoming an actor, was both a victim and practicer of incest, and whatever crazy things you can think of. Oliver was an absolute crazy alcoholic whos drinking binges were epic and not human. Not exactly role models but interesting none the less.

    Sterling Hayden is an overated actor that is best known for being a communist infiltrator in hollywood back from the cold war days when Stalin was recruiting actors useing the film industry to spread propaganda.
     
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    Familiar with Klaus Kinski in Fitzcarraldo.
     
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    He was great in Aguirre: Wrath Of God as well...
     
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    Awakenings (1990) -- touching movie based on a true story about a neurologist (Robin Williams) who tries a new drug meant for Parkinson's patients on patients who have been cataleptic for over 20 years. They awaken from their "sleep" to find they have lost 20 or more years of their lives. Robert DeNiro plays one of the patients who fell "asleep" in his early teens.

    Nominated for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.
     
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    Ending is up there with Charly!
     
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    Marnie (1964) - psychological thriller by Hitchcock. Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren.
     
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    Gone Girl. Great film,the best of the year so far for me...
     
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    the inbetweeners 2
     
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    :shock::shock::shock:
     
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    What's yours? My next best ones would be Boyhood and Life Itself
     
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    Hannah and her sisters - Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow

    The Incredible Shrinking Man - (recommended by FOD)
     
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    I just thought that 'Gone Girl' was horrible. there were just too many breaks in logic or convenient causalities. i know all about a woman being scorned (to a certain degree), but to develop the skills of a psychopath so easily and instantly w/o explanation was bewildering.
     
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    The Equalizer was pretty good. Denzel Washington rarely has a bad movie.
     
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    You can't really complain too much about any problems with the plot since it's based on a book
     
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    ^^ the film does not suggest she "instantly" became a psychopath. We meet an early boyfriend of hers who also described strange and unrelational behaviors, so these seem to be longstanding personality traits. But I think this film is best appreciated if not looked at too literally but rather as a kind of surreal parody of marriage and relationships, as well as the media and the masses.
     
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    it wasn't the strange and unrelational behaviors that got me, but the skills to be able to pull off such a malevolent rouse, fooling almost everyone including the authorities...
     
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    She didn't need that many skills,just a basic knowledge of police investigation and the law.
     
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    Gave the Maze Runner a go. It was not too bad...
     
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    Edge of Tomorrow! My favorite movie of 2014. Simply amazing.

    Groundhog Day Meets Aliens, it's great!

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    I saw guardians of the galaxy in the theater.
    Not the best, but some of the songs were noice.

    Saw the omen, with gregory peck. Well gregory peck was in it. I saw it with family.
     
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    Nice. A really good movie. One of the creepiest kids in film, ever...
     
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    You should have seen the look on my three yr old's face!

    Kidding.
     
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    Imitation of Life (1959) - Lana Turner, Juanita Moore. Nice, touching movie about an aspiring actor, her help, and their daughters.
     
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    About Schmidt - (2002) - Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates. Nice, touching movie about a man dealing with retirement and bereavement.


    Soylent Green - okay. The "assisted suicide" scene with the Pastoral Symphony was nice.
     
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    I will give Edge of Tommorrow a try.

    I saw Annabelle yesterday. Oh Lord, do not attempt this at all it is beyond bad. no scares at all.
     
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    Just saw "milliom ways to die in te west". Bad movie.
     
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    Best movie of 2014 is clearly Guardians of the Galaxy, but Edge of Tomorrow is an excellent rental.
     
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    Watched Aliens on SundanceTV. A really good popcorn action flick, but how anyone can say it's better than the original is beyond me.
     
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    James Cameron's Aliens is superior to Alien the same way Empire is superior to Star Wars. True the first in each series set the precedent, these are both examples where the sequel took all that was great about the first and made it better! The characters, the story, the introduction of the Queen, Newt...I love how there are no Aliens at all the first hour, then Aliens everywhere the next. Aliens rules!

    Game over man!!
     
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    Newt was a pointless touchstone with lines that have gone the way of memes: "they come at night mostly...mostly." :lol: Burke was a secondary villain given way too many bites at the apple. Bishop only works in relationship to the first film, given Ripley's propensity to mistrust cyborgs.

    Empire was a superior film to A New Hope because it took the best parts of it, added new facets, but was more-or-less the same episodic space opera genre. Aliens was action/adventure, while Alien was psychological thriller. Not saying one is inherently better or worse than the other or more or less appealing to me, but I think Alien was significantly better in its execution than Aliens was.
     
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    Put me in the Alien > Aliens camp
     
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    I agree with you. The second was a very fun action movie, but the first was a superior film - not surprising in a way, since Ridley Scott at his peak is just more interesting than Cameron (much as I like Cameron). Much more interesting premise to have just one alien terrorizing a lonely ship full of scientists, rather than the soldiers versus monsters concept (and I say that really liking the second one).

    All that said, both are far superior to the third, which was too clever for its own good. Fincher's gotten better since then.
     
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    Fury

    WW2 tank melodrama, mud and blood everywhere, breaks no new ground but an absorbing reminder of the hell of war. Shia Leboeuf finally gets a meaty role and knocks it out of the park.
     

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