What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. MichaelNadal

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    The funny thing is I've never seen 1 and 2, but love 3 and 4 :) will be watching 5.

    They mention that movie in the Nightmare on Elm street documentary that came out a few years ago. They got some inspiration from it.
     
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    That's interesting. But I see how that would be the case, because the scanners get in people's heads, much like Freddy Kruegger does when people dream.
     
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    ^It could even just be special effects related. I have the documentary on DVD, need to watch again.
     
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    Sunshine (2007)

    Strange movie. Never seen a film be so good up until a certain point of view and then totally jump the shark and screw up everything.
     
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    Yes, I completely agree, although I don't think it jumped the shark that badly. It could have developed there though. I think it lacks a bit of most everything (plot and character development, suspense, etc).

    Around the time I watched Sunshine, I watched Moon. This is another scifi movie, and this one is hard to complain about. It's not your typical action scifi movie, but more of a drama/comedy movie that will make you think. A little like 2001 a Space Odyssey meets Seinfeld.
     
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    i did see that a few years back 2013 and now that you mention it, yes i do recall a rather surprising ending.

    @Rusty Shackleford - I saw Moon quite some time before sunshine. But i saw sunshine in the middle of about 15 or so scifi movies (thirteenth floor, time traveler's wife, 12 monkeys, equilibrium, limitless, the island, deja vu, fire in the sky, the fountain, primer, stargate, the man from the earth, silent running, dark city, the butterfly effect ...

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/inde...movie-you-watched.319009/page-73#post-7718505

    Strangely, i noted it down as Sunrise.
     
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    Blue Collar (1978) Richard Pryor,Harvey Keitel. Had been meaning to watch this one for a long time,a real unsung classic of the '70s...
     
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    Pity Paul Schrader would never write or direct another great film.
     
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    Thank you. I will need to watch some of the movies you list there. I haven't seen Time Traveler's Wife, Deja Vu, Fire in the Sky, The Fountain, or The Butterfly Effect.
     
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    Check their summaries and reviews. I did not care for Fire in the Sky although someone else here seems to have liked it. My comment against The Fountain says "so-so". Deja-vu was a thriller, but still interesting IIRC, can't say how you will react. I am not promising that these were great. You might try Primer which was very sciency.
     
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    That's fine, thanks Sentinel. I already watched Primer. It was good, but it was a little cerebral and requires further viewings. Carruth's second movie (Upstream Color) is really weird as well, but different in theme.
     
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    Ant-Man. Enjoyed it. Better than AOU, which was good but disappointing.

    Inside-Out. Don't quite get the hype for this. Still a good film (as are most Pixar) but not in the same class as their best stuff.
     
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    Some people rate his movie American Gigolo highly but I don't count myself among those
    Yes,I agree. The level of acclaim it is getting is slightly baffling

    Still Life (2013)
     
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    I did see Upstream Color, but did not follow it.
     
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    How was it ? Do you recommend it ?
     
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    Nah,I found it a little dull,would give 5/10
     
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    This was really good and is the first movie I've seen that made sense in 3D.
     
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    Meet John Doe - 1941. d by Frank Capra. Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyk, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan.

    Walter Brennan (Eddie the drunk, along with Bogart in To Have and Have Not). He won 3 oscars for Best Supporting Actor

    Edward Arnold - also in The Devil and Daniel Webster, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, You Can't Take It with You
     
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    Yes, it is like a huge allegory full of symbolism. I interpreted it as a religious movie, but there were all sort of crazy interpretations.

    The movie got my attention because it was from the director of primer, and also because I have the camera that was used to shoot that full movie (you can buy that camera now for $300 to $400 in like-new condition.
     
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    Want to watch something now, cannot decide:

    Driver for Vera (OK online quality)
    All-round Appraiser Q (not good online quality with annoying Chinese subtitles)
    Basic Instinct 2 (DVD)
    The Bourne Identity (DVD)
     
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    Cloud Atlas. Read the novel a few years back and was extremely surprised that they made a film adaptation of it. Didn't think it would be that well done, but I was pretty good. The credits showing the actors and all the characters they played were cool to see too. Didn't notice a few until then.
     
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    I started watching that movie and could only take about 20 minutes of it. :eek:
     
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    That's funny. I started it a couple years back. It was late at night, and i had had a tiring run that evening, so could not focus much. I left it after 20 minutes, too. My b-i-l said it was an excellent movie. So it's still there on my long list of films to watch.
     
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    If you trust your b-i-l's taste in movies, you should probably try to watch it. I just couldn't bear any more of the nonsense and I had to turn it off.
     
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    It can get really confusing at times, and hard to understand for first timers for sure.... Not everyone's cup of tea I suppose.
     
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    Best of Enemies (documentary about the Buckley/Vidal debates).

    One of my favourite documentaries, though I'm fascinated by America during this era so that made it even better for me. If you like your politics/US history/nostalgia you'll like this.
     
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    Destry Rides Again (1939 ) - James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich. Western, so-so.

    Some nice songs sung by MD. A bunch of mobsters run this little town. Kill the sheriff. Appoint the town drunk as the new sheriff. Then James Stewart comes in as the deputy and tried to restore law and order....
     
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    the hucksters (1947) .

    clark gable trying not to lose his integrity in the advertising business, and trying to stumble into love with either the beautiful deborah kerr or the very beautiful ava gardner.
     
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    "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

    Guy Ritchie directed, so it's stylish (too much so, with some action sequences losing impact with the screen split into about 5 simultaneous views), but the tone kills it, with dumb "buddy film" banter that diminishes any sense of actual danger and creates a "thriller" with no thrills.
     
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    I'm not sure what the parameters for this thread are but ....

    " The Gambler "
    " Whiplash "

    are a couple of good DVD's I've seen recently.

    " Maggie "
    sucked BIGTIME though.
     
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    The Hunt (2012)
     
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    Just saw Shaun the Sheep. Even though it was s string of cliches, it had a couple very funny moments. I did start to fall asleep a couple times, but I blame that on all the sheep.
     
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    Sentinel, if you like to have and have not(or maybe even moreso if you didn't) you should check out The Breaking Point starring John Garfield. It was an adaptation of the same novel, but more faithful. I think it's pretty great.
     
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    Amadeus (1984) - d. by Milos Forman*. 8 Oscars incl Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (F Murray Abraham**).

    (* Also directed The Fireman's Ball and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
    (*Also in Scarface and The Grand Budapest Hotel).

    Very interesting film. Does not seem to be historically accurate, based on a play. Narrated by Salieri who claims to be responsible for Mozart's death. The movie shows Mozart dying in the morning after his wife returns from Salzburg, whereas I read that his wife nursed him through his illness and he died at 1 am, not after sunrise. Film paints Salieri in a bad light.
     
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    Detective Byomkesh Bakshi
     
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    Thanks a lot. Strangely, I don't seem to have heard of this. I like John Garfield. Remember him from The Postman knocks... and Gentleman's Agreement. I also have Four Daughters but have not yet seen it since i don't have subtitles for it.
     
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    LOL, not even heard of it. Is it an Indian movie ? Hindi ?

    That name, Byomkesh, LOL, never heard it before. Sounds like a comedy film.
     
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    Great movie made this year. Set in Kolkata during the Second World War, it features a murder mystery superimposed on the Japanese threat of invasion and the British/Indian attempt to stop them.
     
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    The Age Of Adaline - A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

    Regardless of how they theorized how the incident happened, I really enjoyed it. Blake Lively was really good in this. My favourite performance from her definitely. Also stars Michiel Huisman ( Daario Naharis in Game Of Thrones) and Harrison Ford.
     
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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Caine, Steve Martin
     
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    Rear Window 1958 - Hitchcock, James Stewart, Grace Kelly.

    I thought i had seen this film a few years back. I was surprised as to how much i had forgotten. I simply could not recall the "Grace climbing into the house" scene, or the "dog being lowered" part, or even the finale, of JS falling.

    I clearly remember the scene of the man walking over the bump/hump. I remember a gun scene in the end in the dark.

    I checked google to see if there was another version I may have seen earlier but this is the only one (the 1998 version is quite different). So maybe I have just read the book and imagined i saw the movie.

    LOL. Guess we can put it down to old age :(
     
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    Southpaw was OK. A bit ridiculous that about 90% of the punches were landing in the fight scenes.

    Mission Impossible was very fun. First one of the series that I've seen.
     
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    La Promesse (1996) - Excellent film,I look forward to watching more films from these directors...
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. Was there a lot of violence, graphic stuff and foul language in it? The parents guide on imdb only says a chicken was killed. Basically want to know if i can see it with the elders.
     
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    I'd worn analog hearing aids for over 50 years before going digital a few months ago, so In my quest to:

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    I've been dialing in Home" Theater" with Action Jackson flix, so latest was . . .

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    There may have been a small amount of violence,but nothing too major...
     
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    The Graduate - 1967. Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katherine Moss.

    Has a bunch of Academy nominations, and won Best Director for Mike Nichols.

    Strangely, I found the film quite silly.
     
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    Sentinel, you might like Witness to Murder, it's like a low rent Rear window(actually came out the same year) with Barbara stanwyck in the jimmy Stewart role and George sanders in the Raymond Burr role.
     
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    GR needs to stop with the stupid Hollywood movies (dude, you must have enough cash by now - not like you had to pay Madonna off) and finish the most important trilogy in the history of Cinema:

    RockNRolla
     

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