What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Power Player

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    Just saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It was ok. I got pretty bummed because the opening scene had some of the worst CGI I had ever seen in the past few years, plus the character development was not good. But I made it through the movie and thought it was interesting.

    I'd give it a 6/10.
     
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    The Purge, the Purge 2 was much better. And no need to watch the 1st either.
     
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    It has also gotten extremely good reviews. Tell me what you think of it when you get around to it! :)

    I thought Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was the better movie.
     
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    I was let down by the first one. Hopefully the second delivers!....
     
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    Death at a funeral (2007) - Brit comedy. Slightly funny.
     
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    In cinemas, have seen Interstellar (8/10), John Wick (7/10), Gone Girl (7/10) in the last two weeks.

    Watched The King's Speech again last night on blu-ray, give it 8/10 too.
     
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    The Deep Blue Sea - (2011) - Rachel Weisz. Romantic drama about the war, married lady, understanding husband, affair with RAF officer. Goes to pieces.
     
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    is gonegirl pretty suspenseful and lots of action ?
     
  10. magnut

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    Raw Deal....underrated classic for Arnold. pure action 80s gold. They dont make them like that anymore.

    after that i popped in the Running Man with Arnold. another classic. They actually do make movies like this one again but instead cast teenage female actors for the lead and give them superhuman capabilities while being 105 lbs of nothing. Then all the males are a bunch of girly men that are incompetent with a weapon in there hands....I think they called it Hungry Games LOL.

    going to work out, pump some iron, and get jacked now.......I'll be back!
     
  11. Midaso240

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    Good film,but I think the Academy got it wrong in giving it best picture over The Social Network.

    Carlito's Way.
     
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    Inception. Loved it. It's an innovative film.
     
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    It really is. Love Leo, love the music, the plot, the intricacies and all.
     
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    I thought it's called "Maze Runners".. :)

    Arnold was an icon... his action movies were top of the bill. Wasn't he a Russian agent in Raw Deal?

    Last movie I saw was Interstellar. Incredible movie. A "should see in cinemas" movie :shock:
     
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    Raw Deal he is a small town sherriff that goes undercover in the mafia. Red Heat he is a russian agent who teams up with Belushi to go after a drug dealer. Thats a great film too.
     
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    Spike Lee's Inside Job
     
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    I liked it a lot better the second time around. The first time watching it was kind of a whirlwind.
     
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    Interstellar was fantastic despite a clunky second act. I'd give it an 8/10. Gone Girl was dark, atmospheric and suspenseful and I'd also give it an 8/10.
     
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    What is a 9?
     
  21. Midaso240

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    Here are my 9s:
    The Insider
    A Clockwork Orange
    American History X
    American Beauty
    Se7en
    Fight Club
    The Deer Hunter
    High Fidelity
    Forrest Gump
    Leon: The Professional
    Back To The Future
    Trainspotting
    No Country For Old Men
    The Godfather
    Casino
    Apocalypse Now
    The Pianist
    Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    The Good,The Bad & The Ugly
    Fargo
    Cinema Paradiso
    Boyz N The Hood
    Blue Velvet
    Hoop Dreams
    The Best Of Youth
    Naked
    Titanic
    The Matrix
    Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    The Third Man
    Saving Private Ryan
    A Beautiful Mind
    Dancer In The Dark
    North By Northwest
    The Usual Suspects
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    Chinatown
    City Of God
    Requiem For A Dream
    Schindler's List
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    Happiness
    Three Colours: Red
    Star Wars IV:A New Hope
    Annie Hall
    Children Underground
    Star Wars V:The Empire Strikes Back
    Vertigo
    Traffic
     
  22. Ronaldo

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    Are there 10s?
     
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    Good stuff Man. So many good movies all bunched together! :shock:
     
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    Ah you're right, thanks!
     
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    I would have given the Oscar to Inception in 2010, then The King's Speech.
     
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    Are you me? :)
     
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    My 9/10 Movies (in order) are:

    Inception
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Dark Knight
    Schindler's List
    The Godfather 1 & 2

    I don't give 9/10 easily as it is the highest I will give any movie. I have seen a lot of movies.

    I do not give 10/10 as that implies perfection, which is of course impossible.

    The King's Speech and Interstellar are 8/10 IMO.
    My 8/10 movies would be my cut-off for their being Oscar-worthy.
     
  28. Ronaldo

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    My only 10 is City Lights
     
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    Did you get a peek at Heima yet?:)
     
  30. sureshs

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    Watched Interstellar. Too long and with too many emotional moments to cater to the lay audience. But overall, a very thought-provoking movie about the implications of relativity and its impact on us if we ever faced them. It is sad how this movie as well as Gravity ended up relying on cliches to make them appeal to a wide audience. Between the two of them, you have: a single woman scientist who longs for family (because work is not satisfying enough for women), a dad who loves his daughter (as if he is the only one), the intelligent daughter compared to the implied stupider son (we want to encourage girls to go into science don't we), the compulsory Black man who reels off scientific facts, the guy with a foreign accent who is like the mad scientist, a Professor of Physics who has a beard, the alpha male who doesn't trust automation but switches everything to manual mode, etc. At least these days the Black guy is allowed to live till the end of the movie.
     
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    ^ My cuz saw it recently and said the same thing. Full of cliches etc etc.
     
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    It is as if the movie is made in two steps: great idea and cinematography, then followed by expert consultants who decide how to introduce cliches and dumb down everything to reach the fat family munching noisily on big tubs of popcorn. Sort of like Bollywood movies would be made by first writing the "hit" songs, and then adjusting the script to give meaning to their lyrics.
     
  33. magnut

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    I thought Mctieren got robbed not getting an oscar for Predator. silvestri should have gotten best score as well....and of course arnold for best actor. no other actor could have pulled off that role better than arnold. also best casting and cinematography.
     
  34. RF20Lennon

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    My nine's would be (in no particular order

    1. Inception
    2. LOTR trilogy
    3. Empire Strikes Back
    4. Star Wars
    5. Shawshank Redemption
    6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    7. The Shining
    8. Raiders of The Lost Arc
    9. Schindlers List
    10. Saving Private Ryan
    11. Jurassic Park
    12. Life is Beautiful
    13. It's a wonderful Life
    14. Laurence of Arabia
    15. Memento
    16. The Dark Knight
    17. Goodfellas
    18. The Departed
    19. Taxi Driver
    20. Raging Bull
    21. The Godfather I and II
    22. Superman (1978)
    23. Psycho
    24. Rear Window
    25. Vertigo
    26. Blade Runner
    27. Se7en
    28. Zodiac
    29. Jaws
    30. The Sixth Sense
    31. Unbreakable
    32. The Cornetto Trilogy
    33. Citizen Kane
    34. Mr. Smith goes to Washington
    35. Dr. Strangelove
    36. Silence of The Lambs
    37. Forest Gump
    38. The French Connection
    39. The Ten Commandments
    40. The Lion King
    41. Finding Nemo


    And others I can't remember.
     
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    Saw Interstellar. Such a good movie...Definitely a need to see at the cinemas.
     
  36. Midaso240

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    The race was really between The Social Network and The King's Speech though. Inception was never going to win,just like Interstellar most likely won't win...
     
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    I'm about to watch it tonight. I expect it to be a great movie, yet it'll be tough to be in that league with say 2012: A Space Odyssey. Now that's a movie that goes all out, with no intention of following any set script. On a rainy day, a good movie is interesting to see at a movie theatre, instead of on a computer or TV at home.
     
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    I think you'll quite like Interstellar despite a bad 2nd act. It provides more of an emotional punch than 2001 and more techno babble if you're into that sort of thing.
     
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    Which is why I don't really take the Oscars seriously any more.

    If it has "Hanks" or "Weinstein" in the name, it's already been won.
     
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    Interstellar is a truly phenomenal movie. I just watched it last night and am still thinking about it. It's truly stunning and very creative! It's easily one of the best films I've ever seen. It'll win some Oscars, yet of course the Oscar for Best Film is very difficult to win. I strongly recommend it for all movie fans. You can argue that there are certain elements of the film that could have been different, yet all in all it is brilliant.


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    I take award ceremonies seriously. I hardly watch any movies, so it is a good summary for me :)
     
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    Tell me something. Remember the guy whom they revived on that other planet who turned against them? Did he again reappear in the hospital scene towards the end as a male nurse or was that someone else?
     
  43. Midaso240

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    One of the best? How many does that mean? 50? 100? There is no way I'd put Interstellar(or Inception for that matter) in my top 100,I mean they're good movies but not THAT good
     
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    Idea was good, execution was poor.
     
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    Stunning visuals of time travel and simulated travel through a black hole. Great movie in my book if you're interesting in what's outside our own galaxy. It's not your run of the mill film that you'll see at the movie theatre. Not everyone will like it, but I think if you really enjoy films like 2001, you should check it out. It's one of the best films I've seen in a long time. You could argue that it could have been different, I think the pluses of the movie far outweigh any negatives. It's a supreme movie effort. I think it'll be rewarded handsomely come Oscar time. It probably won't win Best Film, which is tough to predict. Yet, I think you'll see it can great popular and critical acclaim.
     
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    Interstellar is Roger Federer of Movies........................
     
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    I did not notice him as a nurse in that scene Suresh. I'll try and confirm.
     
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    NO of course not. This movie is NOT a joke kind of movie. it had some parts that was PURE fantasy and made up but still they would never go that far.

    Probably the most preposterous part of the movie is the part about how did the Wormhole get there ? You will understand if you see the movie but explanation is pure you know what.....
     
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    Best film at the Oscars,I think,will be between Boyhood and Birdman.
     
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    Here is the REAL deal about that black hole. Visually it was good and maybe accurate even. BUT reality is that ship CANNOT get that close and not be Torn up to pieces. Reason is Spagettification on the edge of black hole. Gravity is so much incredibly higher on the side where you are closer to the black hole so you get Stretched out and torn up LONG before you get to the black hole.................. That is the reality and movie wasn't ...........lol
     

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