What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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    Constantine (2005) - supernatural flick with Keanu Reaves and Rachel Weisz. Gavin Rossdale, too. Silly movie. God vs Devil. Keanu is The One to save everyone.

    None of the channels were showing it yesterday.
     
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    Funny enough I actually liked Constantine. I am not a big reaves fan at all but his over the top acting kind of worked for the character. seems like all the other actors were pushing the limits channeling their inner Shatner as well. I also think Tilda swinton is gorgeous and like her in almost everything I have seen. shes a great actress. Peter Storemare is probably my favorite devil portrayal since viggo mortensen in the prophecy. He was great as satan.

    silly yes, fun and entertaining....for me it was. I wish they would have made a sequel.
     
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    The most interesting things about Interstellar for me were the visuals and simulations of deep space travel. Has there ever been a movie that explores the very nature of blacks holes and the possibility of time travel by accessing them? This is not your average movie set here on earth, with a simple plot. I agree that they used some environmental issues to try and weave a somewhat chaotic plot line, yet that doesn't take away the many huge positives of the movie in my opinion. Some of the sequences are very special and in the same league as this classic space sequence.

    2001: A Space Odyssey vs. Interstellar

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    Also just watched Interstellar yesterday. Really, really good sci-fi.
     
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    The Remains of the Day (1993) - Touching film about a butler in the 1930's or so. A Merchant Ivory production. Anthony Hopkins lost the Best Actor to Hanks (Philadelphia). Emma Thompson lost Best Actress to Holly Hunter (The Piano). The other nominations all lost to Schindler's List.



    Get Low (2009) - Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray. Duvall plays a hermit who has remained secluded for about 40 years. Sad, nice flick.



    Plunder Road (1957) - Gene Raymond. Interesting gold heist movie.
     
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    Some Nisha is also on the team
     
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    Leon The Professional - Awesome movie with Jean Reno (He's aged well) a young Portman, and a crazed Gary Oldman. 9/10.
     
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    Great film.
    I was a bit sad when he died at the end,but I guess it had to end that way...
     
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    Yeah, me too. After his epic gun fight/escape too!....
     
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    These are all really fine films. I really enjoyed the first two, and my neighbor just mentioned plunder rd. Thanks, sentinel.

    Last movie I saw was "dumb and dumber, to". Really nice theater. Excellent sound system and The popcorn was fresh. The movie had a few funny moments, but mostly it is a prequel to Idiocracy....and a less than able sequel to the first dumb and dumber from twenty yrs ago. Oh and jim carrey is bloody awful. Insidiously so.

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    I saw it with one of my kids and his friends. They all love me, however they are at the age To be embarrassed i was in the theatre with them. not more than i was embarrassed to sit there laughing at weak, self-referential gag comedy.
     
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    Slice BH,

    If you, or your friend, like Plunder Road -- the old heist movies, then I recommend Melville's (French) movies. These include (pardon the spellings) Le Samourai, Le Doulos (I think aka The Finger), Le Deuxieme Souffle, Bob Le Flambeur, and possibly Le Cercle Rouge.

    You can see this page for the exact names and links to the summaries.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Pierre_Melville

    Of course, i trust you have seen Rififi.

    What I love about these old heist movies is that they do not employ fancy, futuristic gizmos/gimmicks like the new Ocean's movies and other thrillers do. They are very, very basic.

    I think you may also enjoy "Leon Morin, Priest".
     
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    Rosewater

    Well done first effort by Jon Stewart, pace lags at times but generally well made.
     
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    Just saw “Birdman”. In some ways it was the best movie I’ve seen, yet, this year, in other ways it was kind of silly. You have to give it extra points, however, for taking chances and not being an “easy” film—two people walked out during the showing.

    The cinematography was excellent, though it was not a “cinematic” film. It was a “talky”, dialogue-driven, actor-friendly film. The dialogue rang true- if a character said something in a sappy, “Hallmark” sort a way- he was called on it by the other character. This could have been played out as more realistic drama type film (like Nebraska, perhaps), but it wasn’t. It was not so much realistic, as sur-realistic- as if it were a collaboration between Graham Chapman, David Lynch and Eugene O’neill.

    It was a very tightly worked out film- in fact, it played out like clockwork- to the point that there was nothing really surprising about the “twists and turns”- or even the ending.

    All-in-all, however, it was an entertaining film with pockets of greatness- but (in my opinion) a bit less than the sum of its parts.
     
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    Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy............ Nowhere close to Park Chan Wook's:(
     
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    I watched Gone Girl yesterday. Couldn't understand it.
     
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    Strange that you can solve the greatest mysteries and puzzles such as the Mystery of Roger's Back, When Mirka Heckled Stan, etc, but fail to understand a mystery movie.
     
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    I have a suspicion that there is nothing to "understand" in that movie. I was fooled by the fact that every critic gave a 5 star rating. Ben Affleck was very good but the woman was terrible. The entire story seemed to have no theme.
     
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    ^^ think of it as a cartoon, an overblown parody. As the heroine says to her husband in the shower when she's washing off the blood, "honey, that's marriage."
     
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    watched The Grudge. it was OK. Not as good for me as the hype though. i thought it was a little boring honestly. i didnt really find it scary but maybe its because so many movies copy this and the Ring over the years.

    I am going to try paranormal activity tonight and see what all the fuss is about.
     
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    Yeah a cartoon which was 2.5 hours long. I can't believe that the book was incredibly popular when it came out in 2012.
     
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    You were too kind with your words.
     
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    Yes,a movie along the same lines that I'd recommend is A Woman Under The Influence(1974)
     
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    Thx. I shall avoid this movie.
     
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    how is Mockingjay ? is it like the Best movie you have ever seen ?
     
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    Fletch... still good.
     
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    The last movie I saw was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. The movie was awesome, Jennifer as usual did an awesome job of playing Katniss Everdeen. The whole cast was able to take it to the next level and I am so excited for the finale next year.
     
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    Interstellar - the first part was ok, the rest was terrible.
     
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    Interstellar - the whole movie sucked. Overwhelmed at first by the Zimmer score, the dialogue was atrocious and the plot just meandered. I know Nolan wanted to make a "2001", but he wasn't even in the same galaxy.
     
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    AMEN!

    horribly slow and ultimately very mediocre!

    its a shame when the musical score directs the movie more than the dialogue or acting. "Contact" was far better and not nearly as much as a waste of time...
     
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    Are we counting movies seen in cinemas only or everything?

    Cinemas only - very limited choice, my last one:

    Fury - Ok, until the last battle which was ridiculous. Ruined the movie.
     
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    Are Mila Kunis and Odeya Rush Twins ???

    Just Watched GiVer the movie. and Odeya Rush looks Exactly like Mila.......................LOL
     
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    Just saw MOCKINGJAY with my wife. If not for her benefit, this is not a movie i would ever choose, but it was OK. Definitely made me miss Seymour-Hoffman.
     
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    People have been using any Movie they have last seen, whether Cinemas or not.
     
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    many people found it disappointing and no action. what is good about it?
     
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    The Life Aquatic - underrated and misunderstood, in my opinion. A lot of the "randomness" is simply playing with traditional narrative devices.
     
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    watched paranormal activity last night. It was actually pretty good. not really as scary or intense as Blair Witch but not too bad. i think i will try the sequel tonight.
     
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    Yeah, the sequels are all quite good. There is one (I think maybe 3) that is a bit below average though, imo...
     
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    Afflicted. A great found footage horror movie. Was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this one.
     
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    Just saw that stupid Mockingjay - women will make you do anything. :roll:

    Beside going into a long angry tirade, I will say only this.
    A very long trailer for the second part.
     
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    The second one was better than the first for me. probably because i have kids. I think i will give the 3rd one a try over the weekend.

    right now i am going to pop in Bullet To The Head while i am working out. See if i can channel some stallone for the next few hours LOL.
     
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    Father's Little Dividend (1951) - sequel of Father of the Bride. Spencer Tracy. Liz Taylor.

    Sadly was quite flat.
     
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    Ha! The way the guy tried to translate the word $h!tstorm to the Filipino pirates was hilarious:)
     
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    Raising Arizona (1987) - Nicholas Cage, Holly Hunter. Sorry but i don't get it. I found it slow and boring and the humour very forced.

    It was like Baby's Day Out mixed with Dumb and Dumber. Sorry if this offends some movie aficionados.


    Violent Saturday (1955) - Heist movie, okayish. Too much time taken by some romantic sub-plots which did not amount to anything in the end. The relevant parts were interesting.
     
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    Cage is just atrocious. That's all you need to know.
     
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    Original Assault On Precinct 13. What a ride
     
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    I watched/fast forwarded through Nightfiler based on a Stephen King book. It was a terrible plot about a vampire that flies a plane from small airport to small airport to feast on human prey.
     
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    Hahah, yeah.
    He is a living $h1tstorm, and so fun to imitate.

    Check out face off. Nic cage and travolta. It is so bad. I saw it in the theater like twenty yrs ago. I still do not let me friends live that one down.
     
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    Not quite 30 Days Of Night?
     
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    Bill, the Bond Company Stooge? :lol:
     

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