What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. 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
     
  2. Ronaldo

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    Are there 10s?
     
  3. The Green Mile

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    Good stuff Man. So many good movies all bunched together! :shock:
     
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    Ah you're right, thanks!
     
  5. Firstservingman

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    I would have given the Oscar to Inception in 2010, then The King's Speech.
     
  6. Firstservingman

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    Are you me? :)
     
  7. Firstservingman

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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.
     
  8. Ronaldo

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    My only 10 is City Lights
     
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  10. 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.
     
  12. sureshs

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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.
     
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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.
     
  14. 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.
     
  16. 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.
     
  18. RF20Lennon

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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.
     
  20. borg number one

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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.


    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/interstellar-labyrinth-and-4-other-films-inspired-102364942162.html

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  21. sureshs

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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?
     
  23. 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
     
  24. sureshs

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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........................
     
  27. borg number one

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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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    That was my first thought. Yet although it may be very improbable, it cannot be ruled out Nostradamus. One theory is that one could enter a black hole and re-emerge at a distant location or another universe by going through a region inside the black hole known as a "space-time singularity."
     
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    Most of the nominated movies this time were good.


    And Captain Phillips did not win best picture :)
     
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    LOL, Reality is any ship CANNOT enter a black hole without being torn to pieces. ONLY way to do that is envelop it in a Anti-gravity field. Only way to do that is to understand gravity, and what generates it and what it is made of and where it originates from. We have answers to NONE of these. and Neither did the Movie.........lol

    Reason why we can't find where gravity comes from is probably because it really doesn't come from anywhere.....It is woven into the Fabric of Time and Space that we exist in. and it is very possible that gravity transcends our space and time.................meaning it is multi dimentional and extends beyond time and space.

    Gravity maybe a force that existed before our universe Began.........This is very possible.
     
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    The Hundred Foot Journey - (2014) with Om Puri and other Indian actors. Helen Mirren. Location: France.

    Time-pass, feel-good movie about an Indian family that sets up a restaurant in France.
     
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    What about bacon ?
     
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    Nostril, the movie accounted for that by coining the term "gentle singularity" - not sure if it is a scientific term
     
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    The answer is that the experts are not certain, which isn't surprising with a topic this complex. With a movie that is that far out into the future, when there are so many possible permutations as to our understanding of the universe and space travel, we'll see some creative license. I suppose they could have made a more conventional science documentary type of movie, yet they chose differently.

    If you look up "gentler singularity", it is explained this way:

     
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    Murphy's Romance (1985) - Sally Fields, James Garner.

    Romance between a widower and a divorcee. Funny, light flick.


    p.s. oh, also saw The Quiet Earth, and Meteor (1979),
    and 30 minutes of Vampire Academy (2014). Lousy.

    LMAO, for a mo I thought there was a scifi movie named Nostril, and i was about to google for it, before i realized you were talking to Nosty.
     
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    sentinel, are you watching Champions Tennis League in Hyderabad now? They are showing it here on Tennis Channel
     
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    Nope, I had no idea.

    Lemme check.
     
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    Indians include Ramkumar Ramanathan and Jeevan Nedunzherian
     
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    I watched The Crow with Brandon Lee.

    Awesome film made in 1994 when I was 6 :( I feel old.
     
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    Interstellar's main story was entertaining, but the science was distractingly dumb. From global warming to intergalactic travel, it embraced don't-think-about-this-too-much convenience at every moment where a plot point required it.

    I expect this movie to clean up at the Oscars.
     
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    Yeah,I mean why couldn't they have searched for a solution ON EARTH? Man has lived on this planet for thousands of years and has always found a way. The more I read and think about this movie,the worse it seems,whereas the truly great movies get better the more you think about them.

    I expect it will win several technical awards,like gravity,but nothing else. Chastain may get nominated for supporting actress...
     

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