What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Bobby Jr

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    Avengers was good but nothing legendary imo. Superhero films have gotten way too corny in the past few years - with the current Batman series being the exception. Enjoyable but not going down in history as a benchmark superhero film.

    Hunger Games is a good film also but, again, nothing legendary. Woody Harrelson is cast basically in every film as either an alcoholic, nutcase or a drug addict - and they really hammed it up in Hunger Games. It was obvious it was coming the second he was cast.

    Overall the film seemed like it was trying a little too hard to be the anti-Twilight: a film catered to the teen/youth audience but trying to be darker with lots of killing and evil dystopian themes, most of which fell flat. It's like they tried to remake The Running Man as a film for teens. The book is apparently altogether much more sinister and detailed on the whole future setting.
     
  2. rommil

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    War of Arrows on Netflix.
     
  3. dParis

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    Well said.
     
  4. JRstriker12

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    I caught a bit of that the other day. Didn't finish, but it was good.
     
  5. Hood_Man

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    The Avengers! Quoting myself from elsewhere:

     
  6. sureshs

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    Watched Cabin In The Woods. Did not like it at all.
     
  7. fundrazer

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    I'll go over my latest flicks:

    Most recent is Nightmare on Elm Street 1 and 2. For some reason I really like the first one, and I was very happy when I stumbled upon it flipping through the channels yesterday. I watched the 2nd one just because I hadn't seen it before and Scifi was running a marathon.

    Before that was Apocalypse Now. It was on AMC maybe two weeks ago and I just decided to relax and watch. It's still a movie I have a bit of a hard time "understanding", but it's still a very interesting and well done film.

    Also watched Aliens. This one is one of my all time favorite movies. I was introduced to the series by my dad while I was a munchkin, and I've loved the series ever since. Well, 3 is okay, and Resurrection stinks, but the first two are simply excellent.

    And before that one, I managed to find The Running Man on youtube which got me very excited! His one liners are always great and I just love Arnold flicks. The main reason I wanted to watch it was the one liners. One of the compilation videos on youtube reminded me of some of the goofy ones from this flick.
     
  8. TennisLovaLova

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    better than avengers imo
     
  9. subz

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    But I still believe that Hollywood movies are rife with stereotypes, which has a negative effect.
     
  10. Tchocky

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    Saw the Avengers yesterday. Pretty disappointed. Hope the sequel is better.
     
  11. rk_sports

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    Avengers
    Loved it!!!.. going back to catch it on 3D

    p.s. for those who're planning to see it, make sure to sit thru the credits at the end...there is a surprise..actually 2 ;)
     
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    Black Hawk Down, for the Idon'tknowhowmanytimesIwatcheditth time, but its great each time!
     
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    Transcendent Man

    Talks about the technological singularity and the supposed upcoming "Age of AI".

    Ray Kurzweil is probably one of the most famous and outspoken futurists on this topic.
     
  14. JRstriker12

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    Saw it. Kurzweil puts some interesting concepts forward, but at the same time the movie also discusses alternate possibilities of if or when the Singularity happens.

    Have you ever read Charles Stross? Some good sci-fi books dealing with the Singularity.
     
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    Very true, in general. Though the villain from the Indian sub-continent will have to wait in line behind scores of so many other, more prevalent and malevolent stereotypes, that his looks rather benign in comparison.
     
  16. El Diablo

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    ^^ If you believe stereotyping is predominantly a Hollywood (or American) issue, you need to see more foreign films. Stereotyping is a psychological defense not unique to any locale.
     
  17. sureshs

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    These days there are many Bollywood movies, including those targeting audiences outside India, which are very sophisticated and avoid stereotype villains and heros.
     
  18. dParis

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    I didn't mean to imply that it is unique to Hollywood (or America).
     
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    Hope you guys do not take this the wrong way but there is a reason these stereotypes are still valid ... one of our two Indian managers is this very kind of walking stereotype, I actually saw the movie on a flight and could stop laughing about it the 8 hours it lasted. Granted the rest of my Indian coworkers are nothing like that.
     
  20. sureshs

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    Stereotypes provide security and trust.

    Everyone becomes a stereotype of themselves as they grow older.
     
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    You are proof of that.

    Actually "a caricature of themselves" might be more appropriate :D :D
     
  22. Magic of tennis

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    I saw Avengers.
    It is full of action. there is no time to think. I would give it
    4/5.
     
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    4.5 for me, saw it this last Tuesday.
     
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    The Bourne series.
    I put this off till a few weeks ago then downloaded all three.

    Very good and rewatched the whole series again. :thumbs up:
     
  25. dParis

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    Not sure what that means, exactly - but it is vague and weightless enough to agree with. :D
     
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    I am going to see but will wait till it hits the $ 3.50 theatre in 2 months.
     
  27. subz

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    Sucker Punch

    I liked it a lot :)
     
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    "The George Raft Story" .. Bugsy Siegel's pal.
     
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    Moneyball. Very decent movie, very good acting too.
     
  30. subz

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    Get the Gringo

    I would give it 7 /10.
     
  31. subz

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    Finally got to watch Warrior

    Great movie !
     
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    Avengers is the only movie I've seen all year and we loved it.
     
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    Midnight in Paris was fantastic, finally got to watching it the other night.

    Saw a couple of Ryan Gosling flicks over the past few nights, was impressed by him in both (Drive and The Ides of March).
     
  34. SoBad

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    I thought Identity was rather powerful - have watched it more than once. But I think Sharon Stone is the most genius film director of all time. Basic Instinct 2 is such a genius film by good old her. Pyrokinesis (Crossfire) is really good too - 12 years since it came out, still good to watch.
     
  35. subz

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    Fido

    A very different kind of zombie movie. It was fun to watch.
     
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    "The Cranes Are Flying"
     
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    Godfather I, II and III over 3 nights.

    Excellent!

    Now on to Scarface and Goodfellas.

    Also lining up Schindler's List.
     
  38. acura9927

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    Cabin in the Woods-that was wicked good.
     
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    Loved it.. its a sleeper.. starts in a unassuming way and grows nicely... plus the flying/action sequences are great
     
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    The Avengers
     
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    Winter in Wartime. Very solid drama set in the backdrop of WW2.
     
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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Awesome movie! 8.5/10
     
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    The Avengers.

    It was pretty good, but didn't live up to the hype. At all.

    Did get excited for the new Batman movie and definitely Prometheus. Looked fantastic and I can't wait to seem them at the movies too.
     
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    Men in Black 3
     
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    Another Earth. Good flick.
     
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    'The Mill and the Cross' (2011) If you like art and the Middle Ages, this one's for you.
     
  47. Magic of tennis

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    How was it?
     
  48. subz

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    Carnage Very interesting movie - 8/10

    The Help Good movie - 8/10

    Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance The first was not that good but this one makes the first seem like an Oscar winner. 2/10

    Iron Sky Nazis from dark side of the moon ! Good stuff to pass your time - 7/10 for being so crazy.
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    Haywire - fun action flick. Some brutal fight scenes. Plot was a little too convoluted in the end.
     
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    Anybody watched The Great Exotic Marigold Hotel? I did.
     

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