What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. PaulFCB

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    The Guest and The Judge last week.
    Interstellar IMAX on the big screen, some while ago.
    Didn't go to the cinema for a while, because I actually didn't find anything interesting.

    I would go this weekend to see Birdman though.
     
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    The Purge: Anarchy. Finally got around to seeing it. A bit better than the first...It's such a good idea for a film, I just think that they could do a bit more than they have done...
     
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    The 2nd purge is way better than the 1st. Looking foward to # 3
     
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    my Question is if this was real,,,,,,,,would people really do the Purge or just hide and not come out ??
     
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    Très bien, mon ami. So sweet.

    I do not get to hang with my mother enough, but when we do get together, our priorities are to watch Monsieur Rog, tennis in general, and sometimes a good movie from the AFI list. She used to play a decent game of tennis. Solid one hander, too, for a petite woman. She recently saw "driving miss daisy" and "mrs doubtfire" and told me it would have been nice to have watched those together.

    I am sure you treasure your time with her.
    Best wishes and God bless,
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    Yes, i do treasure these moments. Her last years. I did show her Driving Miss Daisy recently, and Mrs Doubtfire last year. And yes, she does watch Rogi matches with me. We are watching Seppi vs Rog right now, 4th set.

    How were these 2 ? I have them with me, are they worth watching ?
     
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    Interstellar is terrible, in my view. I don't understand the broad public. Why this is popular mystifies me.

    The story is too replete with exposition, and most of it is too vacuous to matter. I suppose some people are interested in the hard science, but this is banal in fiction form, no?

    Worst of all, Nolan takes himself too darn seriously and drains all the fun of out of the experience. He is not Kubrick, and is too invested in characters and their uninteresting journeys to produce genuine awe.

    Finally, the visual effects are unpleasant. I am not going to say that they are not good, but I do not liked the washed out, mechanical feel of this company's effects, and I felt the same way about Inception. More fake running water. Why? Give me WETA any day of the week.

    Tired of Nolan regular Michael Caine, and the overexposed Matt Damon.

    Finally, Iceland is lovely, but I could have watched Planet Earth for that. Please transport me to another world, rather than grounding me in one I already know.
     
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    Well said. I thought I was the only person underwhelmed by Interstellar. I didn't hate the movie but I'd never want to see it again. I grew up in Alaska...I've seen enough glaciers...Nolan easily could've come up with something a little more interesting visually.
     
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    I enjoyed Interstellar as an experience. It is a movie that really has to be seen in a movie theatre. I agree it is a very flawed film,but one that I was able to enjoy for the visuals if nothing else. When I spend 3 hours of my time watching a single movie,I like to feel it hasn't been a total waste...
     
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    Went to see "The Imitation Game" last week, what an utterly brilliant film, about an incredible man and highlights just how horribly he was treated - especially given that until quite recently very little was known in the public about his phenomenal achievements.
     
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    has anyone seen "Fury" yet?
     
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    Whiplash - interesting.
     
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    ^^^ Senti - i'm really interested in seeing that (mostly from a coach/pupil relationship perspective - i'm sad like that!) - what are your thoughts on it?
     
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    American Sniper. Great movie. Very moving.
     
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    Seen Blackhat (it could've passed as Al and Bob's sub plot in The Heat) and I'm disappointed being a Michael Mann fan! It must be a bleep in his part I hope OR I can just blame it on the writer. So, in the meantime my goto guy will and shall be Chris Nolan--still!:wink:
     
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    whiplash

    I loved the music, but lemme confess that i do not know about Jazz, so i cannot say much. I was really moved by the drum solo in the end.

    I totally agree about the toughness of the coach/master -- as a supervisor i had some of my best results when i was critical with a subordinate -- and i mean in terms of improving a subordinate. The biggest improvements came when i was scathing. However, i didn't like the strong language.

    Movies like this also give the lay person the impression that the difference between the top/winners and the also-rans is the discipline or training put in. From what i have seen, that only plays a role after talent is taken into account. The other drummers are implied as lazy. In reality, they would have all put in incredible hours of practice, but the one with higher talent would have come out. But i guess when you make a movie, its easier to show hard work/blood/sweat than talent.

    You should see it, hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Selma - Liked it. Much respect to King for a non-violent resistance.

    \It's really hard to believe that all this was happening in the 60's, even though America liberated Na*i camps after the WW2 (around 1945).
     
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    Maximagq's goal is to become the Alan Turing of the 21st century minus the homosexuality ;)
     
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    I know I'm late to the party, saw Gothika last nite (2003?). Okay flick.
     
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    John Wick.

    Good action film. Under the radar atm.
     
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    Still Alice - Julianne Moore. Alzheimer's. Good.
     
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    The Interview.

    Entertaining and funny, a winning combination!
     
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    Two days, one night - French.

    Directed by the Dardenne brothers (The Kid with a Bike).
     
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    The interview. Much better than expected! I hate franco but loved him in this one. He was fantastic.
     
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    Saw it SAT nite. Was okay, a bit vulgar, but had some scenes where I was LOL.
     
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    "Romance With A Double Bass," with John Cleese and Connie Booth, was not a very good short film, but Connie looked good.
     
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    "Under The Skin" with Scarlett Johansson
     
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    Narnia : Voyage Of The Dawn Treader :) waiting for the next one not out till 2018 long agonising wait for a die hard fan of The Narnia series!! Also a fan of the HP series and hoping for another Harry Potter movie as well seems JK Rowling is writing another HP book!!! :)
     
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    ^ Do you mean JKR is starting a new series with HP's kids ?
     
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    I would like that :)
     
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    Predestination, starring Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook.

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    Saw Whiplash. Similar story line to Unbreakable (with Bruce Willis) where a mad genius destroys a train load of innocent people, hoping the one who survives will be the hero he is searching for. In Whiplash, the mad jazz instructor destroys the egos of his students, hoping the one who survives will be the next great musician. Not badly made, but a stupid concept.
     
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    Lame comparison - Unbreakable is godawful horsesh*t,but Whiplash is a great movie,one of the best of 2014...
     
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    Rambo [2008].

    Was exactly as I thought it would be. Stallone just effing people up.
     
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    Is that the movie with the mimes who play a game of mime tennis at the end. Wonderful game they played.
     
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    Maybe I don't know I just heard from a friend that she is making another HP book! Then I thought I hope there's another movie because I was so sad when it finished I wanted more movies hopefully I get my wish!! I haven't actually read the books just watched the movies but would love to read the books just haven't gotten around to it plus I'm not a big reader and they're pretty long books!
     
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    Yes, Roger, Rafa, Andy, and Novak had cameos as tennis mimes.
     
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    I'm with you on Caine and Damon, bad casting choices and distracting.

    And also on the choice of design for the planets, it was a little dull to have a water world and then an ice world but on the VFX standpoint I couldn't disagree more strongly!

    LOTR were passable, but the CGI in the Hobbit films (especially seen in High Frame Rate) was overused and SOOOOO obvious, Orcs have become video game characters, and the only way to make them interesting seemed to be adding more of them.

    Smaug though, 10/10 for that!
     
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    Wild - Reese Witherspoon.

    Trekking the Pacific Crest Trail. Interesting. Nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
     
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    Pan's labyrinth, for the second time.
     
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    ^ I actually almost spilled my coffee seeing your avatar.

    I saw Pan's Lab a year or two ago.
     
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    Haha, nice. I myself don't drink coffee.

    On topic - Life as a house.
     
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    I remember watching that a while back,it was OK. I can't remember though,where was she hiking to and what was she going to do when she got there? It sort of reminded me of the film 'Wendy And Lucy' from a few years ago...

    Badlands (1973) - classic
     
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    Alien³ (1992)
     
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    I watched "The Remaining" 2014. NOt very good movie about Rapture... Christians may like it though.
     
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    A Most Violent Year (2014) - Interesting movie about 1981, an immigrant family trying to make it in the oil business.

    It has Jessica Chastain who was in The Help. Directed by the same guy who did All is Lost which i enjoyed. Also has David Oyelowo who plays Dr King in Selma.
     

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