What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Andreas1965

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    Saw "Robogeisha" on DVD last night.

    The first 15 minutes I only thought "wow, what is THAT?"

    A very entertaining movie, havind a few beers while watching it might help. And: DO NOT TRY WATCHING IT WITH YOUR WIFE/ GF!!
     
  2. Andres

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    'The Wicker Man' (1973). A classic, really.
     
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    Horrible Bosses

    A very bad movie; it was more like an advertisement for the new VW car....sad to see so many good actors working on that crap...
     
  4. chrischris

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    The Great debaters. Good movie solid story and a quick basic display of how to construct an argument and hold ones ground in a debate.
     
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    Even Almodovar can make a mess now and then, and "The Skin I Live In" is a mess. Quasi-science fiction about a very controlling man, the plot is designed for shock value and veers to incoherency at times. Much style, not much substance.
     
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    Terminator salvation. Awful, such a let down on the series. :(
     
  7. ttbrowne

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    J. Edgar. Scary how one man was so powerful. Scary.
     
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    Woody Allen

    I loved Midnight in Paris, because Paris is my favourite European city and I loved all the literary characters in it, especially Hemingway...
     
  9. ollinger

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    ^^ You don't ask much of a film! "Last Tango in Paris" was made in the same place but maybe you thought it used too much butter? "Midnight in Paris" was so derivative of his earlier films like "Manhattan" that he could have sued himself for intellectual property issues. When you've run out of ideas, reprise an old film and throw in some deus ex machina.
     
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    Horrible Bosses, horrible movie.
     
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    I love the smell of facepalm on this board.
     
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    It smells like...................................
     
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    Money Ball. I know, a little late...
     
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    All Things Fall Apart.
     
  16. ollinger

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    "J. Edgar" last night; we were in full-hormone mode last night after dinner at an excellent steak joint, yet unlike someone above, I was more sympathetic of Edgar than awed by his power. Movie demonstrates nicely how desperate he was to hold on to his job not so much for the power but for the lack of any other gratification in his life. Films that cover nearly all of a man's life lose their dramatic arc and become too much like documentaries; that was the biggest problem with this film.
     
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    Saturday night Fever. its a hilarious movie. Disco days galore.!
     
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    BRIDESMAIDS......... total dissapointment, with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, AND it being advertised as "funnier than the Hangover, from the makers of Superbad, 40 yo virgin..." hmmmm.

    Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph were the least funny of the movie, what a waste, couldve been a classic!
     
  19. ollinger

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    ^^ Saturday Night Fever far more than a comedy, one of the best movies I've ever seen on the problems of class and social mobility. Tony struggles with being in a lower social class, but finally realizes at the dance contest that there's people in an even lower class treated worse than he is, climaxing in his rejection of the trophy.
     
  20. chrischris

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    What does that then mean ? Cant a person belong to a class he or she wasnt born into? Is the idea that anyone can make it not a good one?
     
  21. ollinger

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    The film implies that NOT anyone can make it, at least not fairly or with reasonable ease, and society is in fact quite class conscious and tries to keep people in their class. The Puerto Rican couple clearly won the dance contest -- Tony knew it, and refuses the trophy for that reason -- but were considered the underclass in that microcosm of the dance club, the one place where Tony was in the upper class, so he was awarded the trophy.
     
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    Horrible Bosses, Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits, Battle: Los Angeles
     
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    It had its moments but I agree that there was more potential to be tapped.
     
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    immortals. in 3d too.

    terrible plot. supposedly based on greek mythology but it may as well have been made up. freida pinto's body double is amazing. her acting not so much. CGI was good and the whole thing looked like a graphic novel in movie form. all in all fun but not great. not worth the $16. i think it's worth a rental when it comes out in DVD/blueray.
     
  25. chrischris

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    The Deer Hunter.

    A classic.
     
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    I had an idea for a movie based on friends who are forced to play Polish roulette. See, you take a semi-automatic pistol, but you only load one bullet into it...
     
  27. Ronaldo

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    Thirteen friends?
     
  28. chrischris

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    Wall Street part 2. Pretty good. Oliver Stone movie.
     
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    3 movies in 24 hours? Cramming in as many movies as possible before the grid fails?
     
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    Someding about a blonde female take charge CIA operative who get's screwed and canned by her boss because she puts humanity above US concerns.
     
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    Martyrs
    a one trick pony torture-porn movie that, by the end, reveals itself to be pointless
     
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    This wasn't enough to convince you that it would be pointless?
     
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    Saw that one too. Glad I didn't go to see it in the theaters. You'd think after 15 years they could have improved on "Independence Day", but you'd be wrong.
     
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    'The Kid Stays In The Picture' A very cool movie about Hollywood tycoon Bobbie Evans CEO of Paramount pictures.
     
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    Get him to the Greek.
    Weird but funny.
     
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    'Global warming swindlers'

    Good movie in a sense and
    hilarious in others. A benchmark film.
     
  37. ollinger

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    ^^ Lets get the title right. It was "The Great Global Warming Swindle."
     
  38. chrischris

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    Perhaps you are right. Anyhow its quite a piece of art.

    A sensational movie in short.
     
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    I saw Conan the Barbarian. I had to stop watching in the one third of movie. It was just hack and slash, bloody.
    Then, I started to watch Real Steel which was very nice. Recommend for all.
     
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    Limitless is a good movie for a thankgiving holidays for gathering. Watching the movie with a closed friend with a bottle of wine and selfbaked snow crab leg this late afternoon.
     
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    Re-watched "Pan's Labyrinth" last night on BD.
    that is one great movie!
     
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    Definitely one of the best ever!
     
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    There must be something about LIMITLESS and wine. I did the same thing too, with my girlfriend. Red wine? :)
     
  44. rommil

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    Maybe you guys had too much wine you didn't remember each other :)
     
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    Limitless.

    I wanted to see him play tennis, but he never did. :(
     
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    The Devil's Double
    Goood movie, like movies based on real stories (this one is about the son of saddam huseyn and his double...)
     
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)- Interesting to watch this again after I now know what it means. L. Frank Baum's tale is not just an innocent children's fairy tale but rather a political allegory for the Populist movement of the late 19th century (L. Frank Baum was a staunch Populist). Dorothy comes from Kansas (one of the main Populist states), which represents America. The Populists were for (among other things) the free coinage of silver on an equal footing with gold. She follows the yellow brick rode, aka. the gold standard, to find her way to the wizard that will hopefully get her home (to economic prosperity). Oz is Washington D.C. Along the way she meets the scarecrow (the naive American farmer) and the tin man (the soulless urban industrial proletariat) and the cowardly lion who is William Jennings Bryan, who ran for president as a Populist several times. The dreamy field of poppies is the pacifist movement which lulled Bryan. Toto represents the teetotalers of that era.

    So Dorothy follows the yellow (gold) road, but is saved in the end by her silver slippers (in the book they're silver). And of course the Wicked Witch of the East (were the evil East Coast financiers and bankers--main boogeymen of the Populists) is the villain. The flying monkeys are intended to represent the Chinese laborers in the West who were thought in Populism to be taking jobs away from white workers and in collusion with big finance.
     
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    'Thank You For Smoking' good flick.
     

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