What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. BlackSilver

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    Watched the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Hollywood's loss of capability of doing decent action/adventure movies in the last twenty years or so is sad. The first three movies weren't a masterpiece, but still head and shoulders above it.
     
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    Thanks a lot. Just found a torrent for it. Hope it works.
     
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    Fury - Really solid war movie without being spectacular, but it's not trying to be.

    One of my favourite Brad Pitt performances, he didn't try and overact the part, played perfectly.
     
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    Kes - 1969.

    Delightful British movie about a troubled kid in a mining town. He rears a kestrel (a kind of hawk). Very good acting by the boy (who is now 61 years old!). David Bradley went into theatre later, but is most remembered for his role in Kes as Billy Casper.

    The boy runs very well, I was thinking he could have been a middle-distance runner. Reminded me of Truffaut's 400 Blows.

    Kes did not do well in America due to the Welsh accents.
     
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    Yes,I remember enjoying that movie very much.

    Wonderland (1999). A Mike Leigh type British drama,I didn't find it that interesting though...
     
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    Cop Car (2015) Nice little indie thriller starring Kevin Bacon. Nothing too groundbreaking,but I enjoyed it...
     
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    Watching "03 14 2015 USC Vs UCLA #5 men's singles 1080 AVCHD" right now. I don't know how on Earth it got queued into my youtube playlist, but I just let it play for now.
     
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    The Maltese Falcon - 1941 - Bogart, Mary Astor, Greenstreet, Peter Lorre.

    Seeing this for the second time, after about ten years. Just read that this movie propelled Bogart from being a B-grade gangster movie actor to movies like Casablanca, Sierra Madre and African Queen. Also, John Huston's first movie.
    Some consider this to be the first film noir.

    Greenstreet and Lorre went on to pair in Casablanca and several other movies.
     
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    We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011).
     
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    Undefeated (2011)

    A documentary movie about a local businessman and his enthusiasm he bought as a football coach to a deprived school in North Memphis.

    The film concentrates on 4 protagonists; the coach Bill Courtney and three of his charge, OC, Money and Chavis.

    A touching and worthwhile movie.
     
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    Watched Unforgiven (1992) recently, directed and starring Clint Eastwood. Western flick. It's both acclaimed by the audience and critics, so I had quite high hopes for it. I did not at all understand the hype as I thought the plot arcs were nothing spectacular, the acting caricatural, and the dialogue bordering parodical. Some nice visuals, that was most of what I got out of it. Anyone else seen it and have any thoughts about it?

    Also watched The Theory of Everything (2014), the film about Stephen Hawking. Thought it was rather nice. Nothing spectacular, but definitely worth watching. Some touching themes, solid acting and rather nice visually speaking. Reminded me good deal of A Beautiful Mind, both in visuals and themes.

    And yesterday I saw Ex Machina (2015), a sci-fi flick about artificial intelligence. For a sci-fi flick it didn't have too many bells and whistles, which I think is a good thing. It relied more heavily on the ideas, and the aesthetics are quite minimalist really. Interesting themes, good acting, visually appealing + Alicia Vikander. The ending felt a little rushed perhaps, but a rather good film.
     
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    Insidious. Quite scary I gotta say.
     
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    I don't remember it being among my favourite Westerns,but it's been so long since I've seen it that I can't recall much,so it obviously didn't leave that big an impression on me.

    The Perverts Guide To Ideology (2012)
     
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    Rosetta (1999) - French-Belgian film directed by the Dardenne brothers about a teenage girl and her alcoholic mother, and her struggles. Very interesting.

    Won the Palme D'Or and Best Actress at Cannes 1999.
    Reminded me a lot of Bresson's Mouchette.
     
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    Terminator Genisys (2015)

    Enjoyed it a lot. Would rate it at 7.5
     
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    "Best in Show" (dir. Christopher Guest)

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    'Survivin Progress'



    fairly objective analysis of our common fate.
     
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    best ever in history of videos
     
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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    I've been working through Cameron Crowe movies...Both excellent USA college movies that make me feel very nostalgic about my youth. Sean Penn in Ridgemont is hilarious!

    Both have great soundtracks too.
     
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    As good depends on opinion. I've seen it and thought it was a brilliant action film. One of the best I've seen in a long time. The set up of the baddie base was not a realistic as it could have been for a sci-fi fantasy film but the car chases were great as were the car designs. There was soemthing almost 2000AD about their design.

    Whether it's a reboot or reimagining, IMO it's easily better than other reboots I've watched. The remakes of King Kong, War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Robocop were disappointing and far less enjoyable first time viewing experiences than the originals for me.
     
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    I thought you might enjoy this film. In fact, I was surprised not to see you cheering from the stands in that one~!~
     
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    Postcards from the Edge - 1990. d by Jack Nichols. Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Gene Hackman.

    So-so comedy. but i did like the part of the troubled relationship between daughter and mother. Coincidentally, saw Rosetta the other day which is quite similar in some respects.

    This film is based on a semi-autobiographical book by Carrie Fisher, daughter of Debbie Reynolds.
     
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    Shallow Grave (1994) - decent film,I saw a review a few days ago of a new movie with exactly the same premise but can't remember the name of it...
     
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    No way Shallow Grave is merely decent... it's excellent! Early near-masterpiece by Danny Boyle, pretty much as good as Trainspotting.
     
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    The Song of Bernadette - 1943 - Jennifer Jones.

    Totally loved this film. About the life of Bernadette Soubirous (St Bernadette) around 1858, her growing up, and the experiences at the Massabielle caves, the opposition of the church and politicians.

    Nominated for 12 Oscars, winning 4, including Best Actress for Jones.
     
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    Straight outta Compton

    Crazy bad a5s movie...
     
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    The Leopard (1963) by Luchino Visconti, as part of the National Gallery of Art's ongoing Titanus retrospective. Now I'd been a longtime admirer of Visconti's masterpiece (its only rival is Senso, and a distant one at that), but unlike many I did have a fair number of reservations about the movie. For one I'd always felt the sudden morose turn of Don Fabrizio Corbera (played by a magnificent Burt Lancaster in what he admitted was his greatest role, despite his voice being dubbed in Italian) was never fully convincing. Another and related reservation of mine is that this is one of the few epics which, despite its imposing 3-hour running time, happen to be too short. (The original version, now probably completely lost, was reportedly longer by about 20 minutes and I do wonder if there's anything in those lost reels that might better explain the Prince of Salina's grappling with times past, present and future.)

    Yet at the same time I knew this was a film that begs to be seen on the big screen--due in no small part to its majestic ballroom sequence, without question one of the greatest in the history of cinema. And now that I've finally seen it in a theater (of sorts) I can say my problems with the movie still remain, but they're rendered secondary to its immense riches that dazzle the senses as well as stir the heart and elevate the mind. In Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon/Lancaster (more on this male duality in a bit) the film features arguably the most beautiful couple in movie history (IMO still second to in Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio De Sica in The Earrings of Madame de...), whose youthful freedom from cares and hardships provides a sharp contrast with the Prince's inner disquietude merely next door. And who can forget the Lancaster's climatic waltz with Cardinale, which turns everyone's heads both on and off screen with its sheer grace and poignancy. The Prince knows that here he is dancing with the stunning Angelica who, only a couple of decades ago, might well have saved him from his loveless marriage (near the beginning of the film he quips to his house priest that despite their seven children he had yet to see his wife's navel) and become his own wife in the prime of his masculinity and nobility, and she knows it too, as can be seen by her insistence on her dance with the Prince despite her fiance's admitted jealousy (Delon doesn't quite succeed in conveying this endearing side of the opportunistic Tancredi). But the Prince also knows, and this time Angelica is too girlish to realize, that with this dance he's bidding farewell to a past that will never be regained, and which he regards with bittersweet sentiments because while the Prince, like erstwhile nobleman Visconti himself that Lancaster has revealed he modeled his character on, does have some sympathies for the revolutionary cause (despite or because of his background Visconti was a lifelong communist), he is also reluctant to let go of his past glories and wary of the rosy promises of progress. (In one of the film's most memorable moments, the Prince tells the representative of the united Italy's new parliamentary government, after turning down his offer to join the senate and help impart his wisdom: "And all of us--leopards, lions, jackals, and sheep--we’ll go on thinking ourselves the salt of the earth." The Prince then ruefully laments that Sicily prefers its quiet sleep to the challenges of modernity, the thinly veiled insinuation being that things will remain more or less the same despite the facade of the new democracy.)

    With the only possible exception of Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons no other film has ever portrayed the last throes of a dying aristocracy and world order with such sympathy and richness, and few have matched its grace and opulence. See it in a movie theater if you can. An essential.
     
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    Watched Southpaw and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation last week. If you are a boxing fan, you'll like Southpaw. Welterweight boxer Victor Ortiz, real broadcasting crews Jim Lampley and Roy Jones as well as referee Tony Weeks make cameo appearance. The movie portraits the exploitation by a promoter on a poorly educated boxing prodigy. One of my favorite actresses, Rachel McAdams, stars as the champion's wife. Enough of spoiler from me. MI was also good. Less action than previous versions, maybe, but the plot was good.
     
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    Stella Dallas (1937) - Barbara Stanwyck, Anne Shirley.

    Sad movie, touching at the end.
     
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    End Of Watch (2012) - The mockumentary thing was a bit hit and miss,but it was OK
     
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    Are you sure it was good?
    Someone said it was so boring. Yet I heard it made over 1 billion dollars $$$$$$$$$ globally.
     
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    "Phoenix"

    In theatres, post-WW2 Germany drama, slow and chatty with no action whatsoever, have a double expresso first.
     
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    Started Withnail and I but abandoned it within 20 mins or so. Then saw..

    Four Daughters - 1938. Lane sisters, Claude Rains, John Garfield. Interesting but with a strange twist in the end (the Garfield thing).
     
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    The Earrings of Madame de ... - (1953). Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio De Sica. Directed by Max Ophüls.
     
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    Double Indemnity (1944) - Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck.

    Seeing it again after about 10 years. Enjoyed. But not clear on one point -- why he sent Nino away even though Nino was trying to get him killed.
     

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