What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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    Sophie's Choice (1982) - Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline (debut).


    The version i saw was 2 hours 14 mins. So probably not the director's cut. I'll see that next time in a couple months, maybe.
     
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    Just watched the equalizer, good movie
     
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    Jamesy Boy - Not too bad, a lot like American History X, but just not as good.
     
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    For the past four days I've been visiting my Mom, which means lots of movies mostly on Netflix but did go to the theater for The Imitation Game, here are my reviews
    The Imitation Game - 3 stars, good acting, good story, a little long but worth it.
    The Good Lie- 4 stars, good movie, should have done better in the theaters ! The actors are all Sudanese refugees, amazing.
    The November Man- 3 stars, classic spy/action movie, worth seeing if you like that kind of movie or if you like Pierce Brosnan being a bad ***.
    The Intouchables-5 stars, what a great movie ! French film from 2011, very well done and very funny.
    This is where I leave you - 2 stars, but I did enjoy it, because I like Tina Fey and Jason Bateman (outside of horrible bosses).
     
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    Saw 'the equalizer' ...pretty bad movie. It was so over the top it came off as lame. The whole movie had a "Oh, come on. " Feel to it. And it was so unoriginal and cliche'd every step of the way. Danzel in distress, corrupt cops extorting poor minorities (this one really took the cake btw...LAME-OH!!), stick-up register guy, final shootout in home depot, sh*t...it even managed to have the 'hero walking in slow motion through the rain' scene...AND IT WAS INDOORS!! the only thing that was supposed to be cool about this movie were the action scenes and u couldnt appreciate those kuz the whole thing was so dark, most of the time u couldnt see anything. 3.5/10 for me. I could go on and on with this one, but im too lazy. :-/
     
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    Compulsion (1959) - based on the Leopold and Loeb case. Orson Welles plays the defence lawyer.
     
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    NO way. a well trained in kungfu and navy seal CIA agent can do those things. it is very realistic..... you have no idea how good these trained assassins are..
     
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    Tak3n (although Tak2n was better imho) is much better than Equalizer.
     
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    is that a movie or cartoon ?
     
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    Liam Neeson isn't cartoonesque last time I checked. He's a bankable star with all his action roles these days.
     
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    Seeing the 2014 version of A trip to Bountiful. Vanessa Williams.

    Nearly not as good as our so-cal trained 3.5 bionic poasters, no ?
     
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    I also saw Niam Neeson's to Walk among the graveyard. VERY good movie again. very exciting suspenseful
     
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    I watched The Dark Knight tonight for the first time since I went to see it at the cinema. Heath Ledger is so good in that film!
     
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    Exodus, Gods And Kings - I enjoyed it, the effects were good, but it might have been a tad too long...
     
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    Cassavetes' Husbands(1970). A little disappointing,definitely could have been edited down...
     
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    22 Jump Street. Some are calling it better than the first, but I don't see it; I didn't really laugh until halfway through the movie, though the second half was really funny, full of meta humor. It was at its best when it flirted with breaking the fourth wall. The credits-gag was priceless.
     
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    Just kinda sat through this French film called Sarah's Key by Gilles Paquet-Brenner broadcast on NBC. (Hard to watch a movie when you're writing yet another dissertation on aesthetics.) Was surprised that a major network would show a foreign film, though it did star Kristin Scott Thomas and this was in the wee hours of the morning.

    Can't really write a synopsis for obvious reasons, but just wanted to call attention to that interesting fact. :)
     
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    Has anyone watched Big eyes? Tim Burton movie featuring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.
    Went to the movies yesterday, really enjoyed it (and it is a true story)
    4.5 /5
    highly recommended
     
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    The Package (1989) - Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones. Nice cold-war thriller.
     
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    He was so good that Jack Nicholson looked amateurish.:-|
     
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    Saw Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game in past few weeks. Both are excellent.
     
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    'City of God'. Excellent movie
     
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    Finally saw Frozen. Quite overrated. Tangled was MUCH better.
     
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    Yeah, it's one of my favorites. A riveting picture.
     
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    Both were good.
     
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    Next on your list is Big Hero 6?:)
     
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    very good movie
     
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    No, the main character resembles Sasuke too much.
     
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    Automata (2014) - quite interesting scifi movie, post-apocalyptic, superior machines ... Antonio Banderas. Panned by reviewers for being hollow and cliched.

    Up in the Air (2009) - Clooney. Quite nice.
     
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    Funny coincidence watched Up in the air a week ago or so, not bad at all. Now when I get to the airport I always chose the queue filled with asians.
     
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    We saw Into the Woods. I disliked it. If the total message is that life is not a fairy tale- then it is a complete waste of time. If there is some other deeper message, then I feel too stupid to grasp it.

    We also saw Wild. In order to confront the self-destructive/abusive direction her life has taken, a woman abuses herself even further by hiking, alone, the pacific ridge trail.

    And, previously, we saw Big Eyes. It was OK.
     
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    Total Recall 2012. A total sleeping pill.
     
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    lol, you are assuming we Asians stand in the same queue. We usually prefer to stand behind a nice young shapely blonde.:)
     
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    Foxcatcher. I enjoyed it. Great performances by Carrell,Tatum and Ruffalo. I was a little disappointed to read that some parts of the movie weren't true to the real story,but still,it's a solid 8/10
     
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    Anyone watch 'Goodbye To Language'?
     
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    Amistad (1997) - Hopkins, Freeman, Hawthorne, Djimon Hounsou.

    Pretty much shook me. I don't have enough respect and gratitude for those who fought against slavery and had it abolished.
     
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    fair enough :D
     
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    American psycho. For the 10th time probably lol.

    Also Calvary.
     
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    ^ How was Calvary ?
     
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    Dreamcatcher (2003) - parasitic alien invasion. Morgan Freeman (can't believe he can take on such awful movies). Based on book by Stephen King.

    Just awful.
     
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    Just saw Maze Runner. Pretty good. Kind of like Hunger Games set inside of a killer Maze. Ending was a bit disappointing and weird.
     
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    I watched it recently, too, on whatever network - FX maybe? Similarly unimpressed.
     
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    Most good actors in this day and age have starred or taken part in some appalling films. The one who most readily comes to mind is Ben Kingsley.
     
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    It is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, who is the brother of Martin McDonagh - the guy who wrote and directed In Bruges. In many ways both films are similar - slightly dark, moody atmosphere, but Calvary is darker and with less humor in it. It has sort of an "Irish" feel to it. The music is sensational - very touching and emotional. Combined with the beautiful nature and cinematography it really makes you shiver. Think of the opening scene of In Bruges with the beautiful piano music and Ray/Ken walking around the city.

    The characters are very diverse and even extreme. But I find them showcasing very well the problems of our society. They also cover many of the different types of people that exist. And last, but not least - Brendan Gleeson. Boy, can that man act! He is absolutely phenomenal, amazing, astonishing, incredible, unbelievable... whatever you call it! An 100% Oscar worthy role but we all know the Academy is a joke so I hope they give him at least a nomination.

    "Say your prayers, father!"
    "I already said them."

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    We saw The Interview. Was it completely stupid and aimed at a particularly low level of intelligence and taste? More or less. Worth paying money to see? Not really. Had a couple funny moments- but mostly unimaginative stuff.
     
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel
     
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    The Karate Kid 3

    Karate's bad boy Mike Barnes was a pretty lame villain, but Terry Silver stole the show.
     
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    Other than the fact it was a stupidly unfunny movie, Franco over acted his part.
     
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    Adam's Rib (1949) - Folks wanted a light movie after seeing Amistad, Color Purple, Sophie's Choice, etc. Rather lame movie, only positive was Spencer Tracy and Hepburn. Judy Holliday plays the same kind of woman she did in Born Yesterday (1950).
     

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