What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Midaso240

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    Have you ever seen the brutal Come and See (1985)
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    Probably my favourite of all Soviet Union films,although it's difficult to use the word 'favourite' as it's far too devastating and powerful to watch too often.
     
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    A lot of them are from here. And many were from you over the years.
    Some of them are from Ebert's Great Movies list.

    When i see a good movie, I explore other movies of the director or actors. So after seeing Army of Shadows, I checked out the movies of Simone Signoret and downloaded a few. Room at the Top was one of them. Someone here posted a link of "Top 25 Noir Films" and I've download a large number of them, so i have lots to watch.
     
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    Well, just came back from the movies and watched Black mass
    featuring Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch. Really liked it, violent and dark movie based on a true story, nothing revolutionary but very effective, I was even disappointed that he ended too soon!
     
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    The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) - Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

    Fun movie.
     
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    Was this before they find the wizzard and they unmask him?
     
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    Les Diabolique (1955) - Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Vera Clouzot. Psychological crime thriller.

    Hitchcock missed buying the rights to this movie by a couple of hours. I have to admit i was really frightened towards the end. Nice movie, enjoyed it. Vera Clouzot died of a heart attack about 5 years after this movie. She is shown as a heart patient in this movie.

    Says it inspired Psycho.

    The famous story: A man wrote to Alfred Hitchcock: "Sir, After seeing 'Diabolique,' my daughter was afraid to take a bath. Now she has seen your 'Psycho' and is afraid to take a shower. What should I do with her?" Hitchcock replied: "Send her to the dry cleaners."
     
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    *Games* was based upon Les Diabolique.

    Simone Signoret was in it as well, with a young James Caan & Katherine Ross.

    Didn't need to look it up, as I have the poster. ;)

    The same day I got it, my folks came for a visit. Showed it, and my Mother gasped, "was that the one that (she described a scene). "Yep!"

    Mind you, none of us had seen it in 25 years. It had aired one Halloween & was only film that ever made me nervous. That night was windy & the way the wind and neighbor's lights played with the two trees in back yard was no.help.at.all.

    A Rod Serling production featuring comedic relief of a giant spider being fended off by a tennis racquet was next, but not as scary.

    "Take out the trash" they said.
    'Tomorrow', I said.
    "Now", they said.
    'Not after watching that', I said.
    "Ha, ha", my older Brother Larry cackled, as I wondered if his cohort & neighbor also named Larry had watched, as well.
    "OK", they said.
    "Tomorrow", my Brother said, as he barely stifled his mirth.

    November 1st arrived & I was still nervous as a cat. Took the trash out, scurrying past patio, taking path I had designed and supervised the familial construction of when I was 8, mind you.

    For that reason, after disposing of refuse, I had just enough confidence to take the other path, around the trash behind the garage, and down the gravel driveway I went.

    "Whew", I said.

    Just as I got to the back door, the Two Larrys sprang from the near side of the garage, "Yaah!" they said.

    "Yaah!" I said, as I jumped so high, my eyes looked dead-on at a nail on the overhead beam on the patio. In slow-motion descent from that height, I can still see the Two Evil Larrys uproariously guffawing, gesticulating and slapping five their asses off and scurrying away like the spawns of Satan they were.

    Never been spooked since. ;)
     
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    "Steve Jobs"
    Not easy to make a gripping film when there is only conversation and absolutely no action of any kind but Sorkin's screenplay crackles and produces a decent psychological profile
     
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    The Long Goodbye (1973) - d by Robert Altman. Book by Raymond Chandler. Elliot Gould, Sterling Hayden.

    Interesting neo-noir. I loved the girls dancing on the terrace. Would love to live in a place like that with such friendly, scarcely clad babes.

    I've got "Wild Tales" but hesitated to show it since i believe it has a lot of adult stuff in it ???

    Yes, @gut wax I did read of Games (1967) will try and get it.
     
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    Angela, a Luc Besson movie, a noire romcom.
     
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    I watched an 1 hour interview from him last week, a genius he was.
     
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    I remember the actual apartment that Marlowe lived in being available some time ago for a princely sum:
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    In the middle of the classic The Treasure Of Sierra Madre (1948)
     
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    Since no one answered :(, I will reply to my own post; the Martian was great and it was way more entertaining than Interstellar and a much better film.
     
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    I haven't seen this movie for many years, but have it somewhere on DVD. I thought it was very well done, and will watch the DVD.
     
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    El NiƱo rains and landslides come to mind.
     
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    I saw Predestination recently. It's from 2014 and could easily have been another Ethan Hawke shocker but it actually wasn't all that bad. It's about a time-travel agent sent to enforce laws/prevent crimes who ends up in a series of intersecting time sequences.
     
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    The Singing Nun (1966) - Debbie Reynolds, semi-biographical. Quite nice.
     
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    Watched Jurassic World. Found it to be a little underwhelming.
     
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    Great Expectations (1946) David Lean - Jean Simmons, John Mills, Alec Guiness (when he was young), Anthony Wager.



    btw, Saw Singin' In The Rain again day before. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds.
     
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    I've been thinking of seeing The Good Earth (Paul Muni, Luis Rainer). How was it ?

    (We used to have the TCM channel here in India many years back. Sadly, in those days I was not watching movies at all, and certainly not oldies. I guess the demand was low so they discontinued it).
     
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    Claire's Knee (1970). Beautiful film,yet to see an Eric Rohmer film that I didn't like...
     
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    Well....Irreversible (2002), Cassel and Bellucci. @Djokovic2011
    You may know the reputation of this movie, had to watch it one time. I thought it was a pretty good movie actually, but yeah...that scene in the middle :( and it is so realistic.
    After that famous scene is over, nothing really push you to watch the rest of the movie, but you also know nothing bad will happen anymore, but in the end an important detailed in revealed and it makes things even more cruel.
    But movie wise I think it is a quite decent movie, 3/5
     
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    Almost forgot, I saw the Steve Jobs movie- mostly because it was a forgettable movie. I t was as if his entire life took place in a hallway before some product presentation. Movie was mainly talk- could have been radio.
     
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    Just watched Bridge of Spies in a regional cinema while on holiday in Broken Hill, Australia (remote outback town).

    Good movie, and all the cinema ads for farming and mining supplies/services were funny.
     
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    Catch Me if you Can - 2002. biographical movie of a con man (Frank Abagnale). Di Caprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams. Directed by Spielberg.
     
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    Chilly Scenes Of Winter (1979)
     
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    Watched a documentary on beef butchering and beef pate cooking while glancing through the vegetarian thread.
     
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    Strangers On A Train (1951) - Classic Hitchcock
     
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    Wuthering Heights (1939) - William Wyler. Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven.
     
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    Time to see that again !
     
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    The documentary film Pootie Tang

    Too many "coincidences" between Him and sureshs to be ignored.
     
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    Shoeshine (Sciuscia) by Vittorio de Sica. 1946.



     
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    Yeah, sure looks like it !
     
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    Have you seen Umberto D? That's a great film.

    Watching Hoosiers(1986). Might spin The Graduate(1967) after this,haven't seen it in years...
     
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    The Martian, it was really good!! :)
     
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    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Came on TV on Saturday night. Needless to say, I'm now even more pumped for The Force Awakens :cool:
     
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    It follows, such a great, slow burning, tense, really scary movie, 4/5 stars!
     
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    The Stunt Man (1980) - Not crazy about the movie,but Peter O'Toole was pretty great in it...
     
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    Criss Cross (1949) d by Robert Siodmak. Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea.
    Nice noir film about a heist. Although the love triangle was a bit long and took over a bit too much of the 87 min movie.

    Of course, I loved that movie, esp since it has a dog in it !
     
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    Terminator Genesis, steaming pile of fanboy ****e I knew it would be.
     
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    Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) - Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold.

    Very interesting movie about three years in the life of Anne Boleyn (Queen of England and wife of King Henry VIII) from 1533 to 1536.
     
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    The Roaring Twenties (1938) - James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George.

    About the prohibition days, interesting.
     
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    The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927-silent) * * * *

    Having spent a lonely, sheltered life being tutored by the kindly Dr. Juttner (Jean Hershoff), handsome Crown Prince Karl Heinrich (Ramon Navarro) refuses to reveal his royal lineage when he enrolls at the University of Heidelberg.

    At last just one of the boys, young Karl makes friends at the local beer garden, where he falls in love with a beautiful waitress named Kathi (Norma Shearer). . But when Karl's royal duties intervene, he must decide whether to return to his former life. - good flick.
     
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    Saw "Old Man at Sea" a 2 hour movie set in Paris. Both actors (Sir John and Papa Federer played themselves. It had a tragic end. Isner's performance was praised by critics and the sell-out audiences, but Federer's performance was sub-par.
     
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    The background to this movie is very interesting. How King Henry VIII had several marriages, got them annulled or had two wives executed for adultery/treason. The story of who succeeded him is also interesting. None of the successors lasted long. Jane Seymour (whom he married after executing Anne) died after giving birth to a son. The son (King Edward VI) became king after Henry but died at 15. Then young Mary became Queen for a short while. This was deemed void, and Elizabeth (daughter of Anne) took over. She rained as Queen Elizabeth I for about forty years.

    The movie also throws light on the life of Thomas Cromwell, King Henry's Chief Minister who was instrumental in getting Henry's first marriage to Catherine annulled so he could marry Anne Boleyn. Also, in getting Anne executed so he could marry Seymour.
    Cromwell too was executed for treason soon after.
    (Oliver Cromwell was one of Thomas' descendants)
     
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    Roll Bounce; cute coming-of-age movie. Ah, life was righteous in the 70s.
     
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    Didn't King Henry VIII also break away from the Catholic Church and created the Anglican Church, precisely to be able to get away with all this crap?

    King Henry VIII, so dashing a man, that many women lost their heads for him. ;)
     
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    He was the Mickey Rooney (who also had many wives) of his time. And yes the Roman Catholic Church took a dim view of Henry's loose views on marriage so Henry figuratively took his ball and went home, creating the Church of England where he could "eat, drink & kill Mary."

    While Henry the VIII appeared to like his women homely and flat-chested.....

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    .....Mickey Rooney appeared to have a better eye for talent:

    Ava Gardner
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    Carolyn Hockett
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    Martha Vickers
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    Betty Jane Baker
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    Barbara Ann Thomason
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    Elaine Devry
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    Marge Lane
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