What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. heycal

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    How "effective" it is? This is not a term you used in your original post -- and that was a wise choice, because the word is pretty meaningless when used carelessly like this. "Effective" in what sense?

    Say what? I thought you lived in Nyack, not under a rock. Not only do I myself think "United 93" is a fine film, but it earned two Oscar nominations (directing and editing), and was near-universally hailed by critics, earning a very impressive 91% rating on the rottentomatoes.com website and appearing on numerous "top 10 films of the year" lists.

    But maybe it wasn't "effective" enough for you?...

    What would be their motivation to sound upbeat and give recovery rates of 60% or higher? Seems like you'd sell more papers if you find an expert who says "movie star at death's door!"
     
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    Blood Diamond. Liked it :)
     
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    It is okay. Did you also watch the motorcycle diaries?
     
  7. rfprse

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    It's pretty good. I also recommend it.
     
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    35 shots of rum. It's just so so. A little disappointed.
     
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    The Killer Inside Me. Pretty whacked out but fairly entertaining.
     
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    Get him to the Greek,

    Some funny moments... not bad.
     
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    The Secret in Their Eyes.

    excellent!
     
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    Good Hair, expected a comedy
     
  13. rommil

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    The Kite Runner.....................a really moving story and a brilliantly done film.
     
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    Scarface!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. heycal

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    "The Town" - Seemed enjoyable enough and diverting at the time, but I can't remember a damn thing about it a week later. Something about bank robbers with Matt Damon or Ben Affleck in it, right?

    "He's Just not that into you" - Only watched about 85% of it. Not great. Not bad. Some nice moments here and there.

    "The Changeling" - How did I get the idea in my head that this was supposed to be a good movie?
     
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    I had to study The Kite Runner in my final year of high school. The ending absolutely killed me

    Just finished watching The Shawshank Redemption. Amazing film
     
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    Red Cliff, (Chinese) Fabulous.
     
  18. rommil

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    Long or short version?
     
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    I also watched Amreeka over the weekend............a very enjoyable film as well.
     
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    I saw it as well a few wks ago and am having the same issue. :shock:

    Though it probably would have gotten some Oscar consideration had it come out around Nov instead of Sept. I think the release date will push it out of most people's minds when award season comes around.
     
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    Award season, how bout Columbus Day?
     
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    Got round to watching Terminator Salvation. Was pretty good, although I must say Sam Worthington outshone Christian Bale.
     
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    The lingo can be confusing at times but i was able to follow the story. If you are studying movie making, do check it out !
     
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  25. heycal

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    Oh jeez. Here we go again...

    Well, at least it seemed enjoyable at the time:)

    Meanwhile, saw the the first half of "Role Models" tonight. VERY funny in a raunchy "Superbad" kind of way, but with real wit as well. Looking forward to watching the rest.
     
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    Animal House. No matter how many times I've seen it, the movie never gets old. RIP John Belushi.
     
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    Is the Long version meant to be the better of the 2? I just watched the short version and I really didnt like it... felt like a TV movie.
     
  28. rommil

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    Like you I have only watched the short version, I have the longer version as well but didn't get to it yet. I liked the movie, only minor issue is that I picked up the film after reading raves about it so it kind of set the expectations high.
     
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    BTW, the last movie I watched was 'The Other Guys' - not bad at all. Enjoyed it for what it was but it is in no way suitable for children!! Not a 12A by any means.

    Before then, The Town - which I thoroughly enjoyed *Ben Affleck's redemption IMHO).

    Prior to that, 'Brooklyn's Finest' - enjoyed that as well!
     
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    Army of Darkness.

    Still one of my all time favorites. I might need to break out The Evil Dead II tonight.
     
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    Just watched Rob Zombie's Halloween II. There were some interesting takes on the original (original sequel?), but much of it was just stupid.
     
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    Looooong version. 2 dvd's from the library. Part 1 dragged a little at times, but part 2 was phenomenal.

    The extras had some footage of all the setbacks they endured trying to film various scenes. I found myself wondering how the *H* did they do *that* several times when watching. Incredible ingenuity displayed with some of their war tactics/engineering for the year 208 AD.

    A lot of it is stretching the truth to be sure, but it's based on historical fact. Whose account of the history may dictate how it was written, but just as an action film for pure entertainment alone it stands out in my mind.
     
  33. rommil

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    Thanks..... I'll watch the long version bluray maybe on a day I get stuck indoors during a blizzard lol
     
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    The Last Airbender

    I have no idea why I talked myself into watching the movie knowing from other reviews that it was bad. I am more confused why I watched the whole pathetic movie...it is horrible ! There is nothing good about the movie except for some CGI ...which you can just checkout in the trailer.

    I wasted 1hour 40 minutes on this crap ! I want to kick myself !
     
  35. Admerr

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    The Changeling (1980). Probably a good flick 30 years ago, but....meh.....it was decent.
     
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    "Waiting for Superman," a powerful documentary on how the American education system has fallen behind most of the industrialized world, and what should be done about it. It should make you angry and tearful. And it will make you grieve for kids who spend too much time doing things like playing tennis.
     
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    The Wrestler. Very good movie, I have to say that I am really liking the last Mickey R.'s performances, even in Iron Man 2, even in The Expendables!
     
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    We Were Soldiers..it was really ****ing good :)
     
  39. heycal

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    "Tommy", on VHS, the movie based on the Who's rock opera. It was just as weird as I remember it being when they showed it in our school's gym for some sort of movie night in the 1970's when I was a tweener.

    Watching this movie on a TV does not do it justice. (A gym probably wasn't a great environment either.) It is meant to be seen in a proper movie theater with a big screen and, um, an open mind...
     
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    For a second I thought you meant "Tommy Boy." Hilarious movie. Last I watched was "I.Q." Cheesy fun, but underrated.
     
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    I saw A Nightmare on Elm Street yesterday. Did you know this movie was based on a true story about people during the 1970's who mysteriously died in there sleep.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Last movie i watched was the original House on Haunted Hill,. It was so great until the end.
     
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    How would you define "care about them"? Do you mean you need to find them sympathetic or likable, or just interesting?
     
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    Machete, it was quite good!
     
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  48. heycal

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    Sure. Likable and sympathetic are not qualities I care about, though people often do feel the need to "like" the main chararacters for some odd reason: "I couldn't identify with him", "I wanted to root for him", etc. They only need to hold my interest, likable or not.
     
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    "Brazil" should be on everyone's must-see list. As dazzling a display of visual imagination as you'll ever see.
     
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    I'll put both of these on my "list".

    Do either of you have other recommendations?
     

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