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 of 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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