What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Feña14

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    Funny you should mention that, I saw it yesterday and totally agree. Was full of great action, nods to the past and it moved at such a quick pace that you didn't have time to check your watch. Always a good sign! Thought Arnie's deadpan comments, expressions and attempts to act human were hilarious too.

    When it comes to reviews on films like that, bad reviews usually mean it's a good film, from my experience anyway. Reviewers seem to want some arty cinematography and deep lying hidden messages. They seem to totally miss the point with those kind of films.
     
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    Irrational Man

    Woody Allen's recently released drama features Joachin Phoenix as a tormented philosophy professor struggling with meaning and mortality. Worthwhile.
     
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    The Secret of Santa Vittoria - 1969. Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn.

    Very interesting and funny film about an Italian village who need to hide their wine which the Germans are coming to take.

    Magnani plays the wife with a big mouth. Reminds me of some of those wives in Asterix the Gaul who would beat men with fish, lol.
     
  4. sureshs

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    I am going to watch Mr. Holmes in another 30 minutes
     
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    And Bajrangi Bhaijaan tomorrow
     
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    I had no idea there was such a movie. Seems to have good reviews. Will keep an eye open for the torrent.

    How was it ?
     
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    Ian McKellen must be the oldest actor to tackle this role and I think I'll like that twist on Holmes when I see it.
     
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    Yes, that's what i was thinking, too.
     
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    Long. Boring if you are not into the whole Holmes thing. And it is more about emotions than intellect.
     
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    BB was watchable. Quite fun actually.
     
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    Hollywood Homicide (2003)

    Good fun and lots of laughs.
     
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    I am not into the new Holmes TV show, but i'll wait for more reviews. Reviews seem to be good.
     
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    It is more about aging than about detective work. Almost no detective work. The strange twist is this:

    Holmes and Watson were created by Arthur Conan Doyle.
    Watson chronicled Holmes' adventures
    In this movie, Holmes claims that Watson misrepresented him and eventually he had to fit into the role created by Watson
    Now, with Watson gone, Holmes can be himself

    BUT both of them were created by Conan Doyle! The trick is to make it so believable that you forget that Holmes is a fictional character and instead think that the real Holmes is being shown now and not the fictional one created by Watson, who himself is a fictional character!!! That the movie can pull this off speaks to its greatness.
     
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    Lust For Life - 1956 - Kirk Douglas plays Vincent van Gogh, Anthony Quinn plays Paul Gauguin.

    Nice movie. I think I'll be seeing Rembrandt (1938) next.
     
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    Finally saw that there A Beautiful Mind (2001).

    Am rather ambivalent towards it. It was generally okay. Some decent acting chops from Crowe and Connelly (especially the latter). But I sort of felt it took ambiguous themes and resolved them in a rather dully and "safe" manner. I also somewhat agree with the point that I have seen several bring up, namely that it's hard to take the usually strong and hunkish Russell Crowe quite seriously as the weak and fragile Nash.

    Anyways, I have for some reason hardly watched film for some time now, and that obviously has to change....
     
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    Timely, since the real life Nash and his wife were killed in a car accident in Princeton recently.
     
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    have some funny moments. Light family drama between two brothers. Worth a watch. Decent tennis scenes.
     
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    Will it be disappointing for those who've seen Panda-emonium in the Park - II* (LeeD vs Sureshs) -- the Ultimate tennis match. (or Battle at the Border).



    @stringertom
     
  21. millicurie999

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    Documentary is a different genre. You should be ok. Of course, life is always stranger than fiction.
     
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    Just a comment on Strangers on a Train, mentioned, above- it involved a Wimbledon tennis match and a man trying to plant a cigarette lighter with criss-crossed tennis rackets.

    And, by the way, we just saw Paper Towns. Not a good movie at all- very far from good.
     
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    Shouldn't you also watch The Agony And The Ecstasy? It was another film adapted from a novel about a famous artist by Irving Stone, author of Lust For Life. Charlton Heston plays Michelangelo and Rex Harrison plays Pope Julius II. It was directed by the great Carol Reed who made The Third Man, one of my all-time favorite dramas.
     
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    That's just what I was thinking last night. Then while pouring over my movie collection i discovered I actually had TAaTE. I read these books when i was 15/16. We had them at home. Then i found that i also had a 1991 movie called van Gogh. So i have all these movies lined up to see. We've already started Rembrandt, so these will follow.


    edit: Gotta see The Third Man once again. Loved it.
     
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    Yep, Dial M for Murder has a recently retired tennis player who takes to crime.
     

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