What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. quest01

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    I watched Tron Legacy a few days ago, it was pretty good.
     
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    watch "Incendies"
    see if it does anything for you :)
    I recommend watching a couple of Disney movies afterward. :)
     
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    watched The Help. It was really good.
     
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    Haha, thanks, I'll check that one out.

    I found this channel on youtube that has a few pretty good short films.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIP2bq2n648 (be warned, it's no Disney movie)

    I liked this one. New Boy is good also.
     
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    Just saw ' Schindlers list ' again .. the zillionth time. still great!
     
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    Inside man was really good.

    Last I watched was Flypaper a heist comedy, pretty funny.
     
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    Scre4m and I loved it :)
     
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    Dallas on dvd last night , 3 episodes . And today i saw Atlas Shrugged.
    Brilliant in its own way.
     
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    Last movie I saw was Yacoubian Building. It was Egytian movie which was very interesting.
     
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    Scre4m....meh. Looking forward to seeing The Thing.
     
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    The Battle of Algiers (1966)
     
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    With James Arness?
     
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    ^^^ the third rendition of "The Thing" is soon forthcoming...without Mr. Arness.
     
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    Wowow! Is it in colour this time?
     
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    Not sure...I saw the 80s version when I was a kid and it was really scary. I noticed there's a new version out at the theaters now.
     
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    Arness only died a few months ago, so he would have been an awesome cameo in the new version, but apparently wasn't. Trivia buffs will note that Peter Graves was Arness's slightly younger brother.
     
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    The original is a great flick.
     
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    Saw the original as a small kid, absolutely terrified me, probably would still today.
     
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    Saw the prequel this weekend. It was difficult to watch this with impartial eyes. I've seen the Carpenter version at least a dozen times and it's one of my all-time favorite movies. As such, it was difficult not to have certain expectations even after the lukewarm reviews from both critics and fans.


    Not a bad way to spend two hours and it has its' moments, but ultimately falls way short of the rather high mark set by John Carpenter.
     
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    Tintin in 3D. Absolutely fantastic animations!!
     
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    I finally saw The Thing ...it had some scary moments. Not as good as the original but they never are.
     
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    Platoon (1986)
     
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    I haven't seen the prequel, but after seeing Carpenter's version, there's no way I would be impressed. There's just something about the effects from his version of the film that can't be replicated by today's cgi and such. The original is gruesome and horrifying, something I just haven't been able to feel while watching any current movie.

    As for last movie I've watched recently, Rounders I think. It's a film I just really like, and I can identify with Matt Damon's situation in the movie. Just feeling like you're down and out with no hope coming. Edward Norton's also excellent as always.
     
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    Has anyone seen Zeitgeist ??
    Was it good?
     
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    OK, GS. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a baseball movie.

    And since the last first-run movie I saw was Winnie The Pooh (as chaperone :p ) and before that it was the gosh-awful No Country for Old Men (yes, seriously, it was 2007)...I had the very rare opportunity to pick one -- and I chose Moneyball.

    Is it an Oscar winner? No. But it's a good story told (and acted) well. Spring for the On-Demand 3-bucks and enjoy it for 2-hours. Pitt is appropriately cast and Aaron Sorkin did a fine job with the screenplay. He sure does know how to pick a good story. They also did a great job of intertwining acting footage with the real deal. Special effects guys really earned their money but probably won't get any credit for it.

    Amazing that Beane has been with the As for as long as he has.
     
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    Watched "Puss In Boots" with friend after hang out at a mall the whole afternoon including dinner time. Oh yah and it rocks well...
     
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    Well, I know what my next movie is going to be. Apocalypse Now is going to be on AMC this Friday. I've watched a good chunk of it before, but have not seen the whole thing. Looking forward to that later this week.
     
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    The Sand Pebbles (1966)
     
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    mononoke hime is classic!!!
    check out tonari no totoro too if you havent
     
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    No Country For Old Men.

    I think I liked the poem more. The movie was okay. I did like how it was a stripped down vehicle that effectively moved the plot line and highlighted the rawness of the tension. I think I jumped a little when the phone rang in the motel room with Bardem and Harrelson. I thought the TLJ character didn't add as much as what I presume was intended and what was the car accident scene all about? I know the ambiguities in the narrative are there for effect, but I think this device was overplayed.

    So, good movie but why do some consider it great?
     
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    I have a friend whose father was a diplomat in Taipei during the filming. Most of the filming was in Taiwan. His family lived on the same street as the
    McQueens and his mother took Neile McQueen to the PX and grocery shopping reserved for American diplomats and military personal. Their houses were surrounded by brick walls covered in broken glass and everyone had multiple servants.

    Their kids went to Dominican School and Neile did volunteer work there. The actors would go to the American Officers Club for American food, as many of them were freaked out by Taipei at the time.

    Water buffalos roamed the streets and there were open sewers everywhere. His mother says Steve liked to race motorcycles up and down the street late at night and shoot fireworks from his roof. His mom only met Steve a few times, but was good friends with Neile.
     
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    That's really interesting. The Taiwanese government actually held McQueen his family members and some of the crew hostage by holding their passports because of unpaid taxes. Seems they found some way to get out of there and finish filming in Hong Kong and L.A.
     
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    I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

    Truly one of the classic lines.

    And a classic movie, although I don't think it was really appreciated for its merits at the time. The real deal was still just a little too close and the logistical histrionics of getting the movie made (with all those personalities) was a bit much.

    Could have won the Oscar that year but it was up against some real blockbusters with phenomenal individual performances. In today's PC Climate, it would be the winner.

    Hubs and I hate, hate, hated it. If we hadn't be stealing some rare time away from two small kiddies with a free babysister (my out-of-town sister in for a holiday visit)...we'd have walked out on it. Come to think of it, we should have, demanded a refund...and had an extra drink before dinner (afterwards).
     
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    I hated the death from 1,000 cuts scene, I was just a little kid when I saw that, and it freaked me out.
     
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    Big Fish. Very charming, but by no means does that excuse the shot of Danny DeVitos bare ass xp
     
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    Horrible Bosses. Stole me a few chuckles, but nothing to be all WOW about. Enjoyable, yes :)
     
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    Idiocracy (2006)
    I must say this dystopian satire is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time, and quite thought provoking. Don't think I'll ever look at mass entertainment the way I used to.
     
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    Would have been better if Bardem died a slow and painful death.
     
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    +1..awesome, underappreciated movie. Just the beginning scenes and Justin Long's part are enough to buy the dvd.

    Some sort of showdown between the main characters would have been good. The whole movie was building toward that and they just leave things hanging to use the cool artsy ending. Shame because I really liked he movie.
     
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    nobody died, it is bad in thriller...
     
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    I think we are being taken for a ride...
    A traditional showdown may have been too cliched, but some movies try too hard not to be formulaic - and often the result is something overly ambiguous or self-indulgent.
     

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