What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. ollinger

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    Yeah, Adam was a nice film, this one is considerably more personal (and not very commercial -- I saw somewhere that it had so far grossed barely over $10,000 in tiny art house theatres).
     
  2. chrischris

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    Age of Stupid , for the umptenth time...

    we got about 15 years left then all hell breaks loose.
     
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    Watched Chernobyl Diaries
     
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    Good Will Hunting.
     
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    Promithius, was a waste of £8.80. Near the end elizibeth says "i just cant do this any more please forgive me", felt like ridley was talking through her to his audience directly. Dont expect much story line, action, dialog or aliens or you will be disapointed.
     
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    The great Global warming swindle. A swindle indeed. LOL.
     
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    An old one and a new one...

    Apollo 13 ... even if its a repeat, nothing more to say about a classic

    Bridesmaids ... hilarious.. thought I won't like it.. its all girly plus was not a fan of Kristen Wiig in SNL, but she did good job in this one [also starring is the funny Chris O'Dowd from amazing British show "The IT Crowd"]
     
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    Apollo 13, what an end, eh? Up there w/Saving Pvt Ryan
     
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    Prometheus- visually stunning, breathtaking, nearly on par with Avatar.

    Plot? couldn't find one. In a word dissapointing.

    Also watched The Prestige last night, gripping film and smartly done, the ending is cheap though and the "big reveal" is just cheating.


    Looking forward to Avengers, MIIIB and Cabin in the Woods (DVD most probably though.)

    Just bought Shawshank Redemption for a fiver to watch for the second time.
     
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    Hard Candy on DVD.

    I don't know if I want to vomit or pass out...
     
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    finally saw Shame. its actually really good. good acting, and the soundtrack is great too
     
  12. chrischris

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    Raging Bull. great old flick , de Niro at his best !
     
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    Prometheus in 3D. There was so much phallic imagery it almost made my eyes water.

    Much better than I was led to believe, and an absolutely beautiful film to behold.
     
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    Just saw Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" again for the umpteenth time. 25 years later, it's amazing how little things have changed. We still live in a plutocracy. The richest 1% still control over half the wealth of this country. 90% of Americans have little or no net worth. I guess it's really true that the more things change, the more things stay the same.
     
  15. mary fierce

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    ^^^ Interesting how you've seen "Wall Street" for the "umpteenth time" and chrischris has seen "Age of Stupid" for the "umpteenth time", both films that seem to reinforce each of your political views. Watching something over and over because it makes you feel justified in your beliefs is vaguely auto-erotic, isn't it?
     
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    Good point Mary.

    I would say we live in more of an oligarchy under the current el' presidente.
     
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    Moonrise Kingdom

    Director Wes Anderson wishes we never have to grow up. Is this why Bill Murray has been in 5 of his last 6 films? This one's a sweet fantasy, absorbing and entertaining. All-star cast.
     
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    Quantum of Solace (2008). Dreadful rubbish.
     
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    Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story - AMAZING
     
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    "Dark Passage"
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    Tarkovsky's "The Mirror"
     
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    Finally got around to The Hangover 2. What a disappointment, basically the first movie only in Thailand and not as funny. I wasn't as big of a fan of the first one as everyone else seemed to be, but this one was just terrible, not very funny IMO.
     
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    I thought the first one was horrible, the second one even worse. Got dragged into watching the second one.....
     
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    Recently watched most of Wall Street. I knew the Sheens were all actors, but I didn't realize that Charlie's dad plays his dad in the film. His brother, Martin, definitely looks more like his dad though. Anyway, it was an interesting flick, even though I'm still yet to have seen the whole thing.

    I was able to watch Aliens when it popped up over on Syfy. One of my all time favorite movies. The first two of the series hold a special place for me.

    Almost forgot about Indiana Jones! There was a marathon on USA, and I watched most of Raiders and about all of Temple of Doom. Two very fun films to watch, I really enjoyed them yesterday.
     
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    His brother Martin looks like Charlie's dad identical twin.
     
  25. Bobby Jr

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    I completely agree. I thought the first one was OK but nothing like as great as people made out (Knocked Up was way funnier imo). Hangover 2 was just dire.
     
  26. Bobby Jr

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    Recent films:

    Prometheus - Good but not great. It has tons of sci-fi flaws in it and some utterly terrible scriptwriting which seems added only to explain pretty obvious stuff to the most inattentive viewers (such as Vicker's saying "father" to Weyland and some major technology continuity flaws with regards to the other Alien films which were set decades later. Only now that they've been highlighted has Riddley Scott back-tracked to say it's not strictly a prequel, rather a related, earlier film). The failings of the film mean it will never be regarded as a sci-fi great like Alien/Aliens/Blade Runner - it's not even close in that respect. The sound-track however is fantastic. Overall totally worth watching but don't expect to have your mind blown.

    Last Will - a good film which attempts to be in a similar vein of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It's an arty film about a murder at the Nobel Awards banquet/ball which just isn't quite dark or complex enough to be great. However, it is way better than its IMDB rating of 5.4 suggests. (Early days yet - IMDB ratings are so unreliable in the first 6 months)
     
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    Conan the Barbarian. It's another childhood favorite of mine. Arnold just fits the barbarian role perfectly, and his random "ahhhs" and noises are amusing.
     
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    Don 2 - Bollywood action movie starring their Tom Hanks - Shah Rukh Khan.
     
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    Pirates of the Caribbean - Stranger Tides

    Horrible. The other Pirates of the Caribbean movies were at least sort of fun summer entertainment. This one just seemed to drag on for no reason. Hope they don't make another one, but the ending seems to indicate there will be more.
     
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    To Rome With Love

    Woody Allen's latest film has something to say about frustrations along the way in the search for happiness, and whether a successful life softens the blows. B- or C+ due to stilted, self-conscious dialogue, not too many laughs.
     
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    haha i stopped watching after dead man's chest, johnny depp was pretty good in Dark Shadows though (really funny for the first half of the movie, but seemed to drag on and got boring the last hour or so..)
     
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    Rock of Ages. Believe it or not, it's pretty funny movie. If you're a fan of 80's Hair Bands, you'll like it. The comic relief written into the script was really good.
     
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    I went to the drive-in movies in Columbus, OH for a triple feature the other night.

    Rock of Ages
    It is a decent movie for those who grew up in the 80s or around that time. You've got your Axl Rose character, Tipper Gore character, and many other notable historical figures along w/ the invent of the boy bands and hip hop. I really felt it was just a cameo episode of Glee with famous actors doing the singing and dancing to songs from Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Twisted Sister, Scorpions, etc. I think I annoyed my wife and kids because I could sing and then was forced to lip sync all of the songs. I'm 40.

    Brave
    This movie was the same as the Disney movie Brother Bear except it wasn't two brothers and was a mother and daughter. They should've just called it Mother Bear. It was entertaining but the story is old.

    Madagascar 3
    This was the best of the three movies. It was fast paced, musical, funny, and just plain entertaining. While the plot isn't deep, it does send the message that the good ol' days weren't that good and the grass isn't always greener. I liked it and it'll probably take #1 back at the box office soon.

    All three movies are worth seeing and you wouldn't feel as though you wasted your money or your time. I read the above posts about The Hangover 2 and couldn't agree more with the comments.
     
  34. sureshs

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    How latest is this? It is not running anywhere around here.
     
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    Immortals (2011) Absolute rubbish!!
     
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    Musta been there till 4 am to see all three, eh?
     
  37. JRstriker12

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    Seems like there's a trend here.... dragging on in Dep movies. LOL!

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    Saw Brave. Maybe I'm not old enough to remember Brother Bear, but I thought it was really good.

    Has some fun moments for the adults and kept the kids entertained. Also, I'd prefer this type of movie for my daughter where the princess character is more than a helpless maid looking for a prince to fall in love with or rescue her. I don't mind the classic Disney princess movies too much, and my daughter has seen quite a few, but this was a bit of a change of pace - IMHO.
     
  38. dak95_00

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    Got home at 4:30am and the kids stayed up until the sun came up while I went to bed. It sort of reminded me of when I was a kid and the drive-ins would do a dusk til dawn movie marathon on holiday weekends. There usually were extra activities going on in the last few rows of cars.
     
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    It was a good movie and I agree with you about a strong role model for the girls as I have three daughters 16, 11, & 6 years old. You ought to look up Brother Bear for them if they liked Brave. It is a good movie with a good message too.

    Mirror, Mirror
    Saw this weeks ago and this is another good movie with a strong role model character for girls. I know the women liked it too. I went with the moms and the girls from the U11 soccer team; only dad there. I liked it. It had enough funny moments for kids and adults. It'll make it to video in a couple more months.

    Avengers
    Saw this weeks ago with my 11 year old. She is into action movies. It was good and will definitely be sequel worthy. Hopefully, they'll take their time and have a good story unlike Ironman 2 which stunk BIGTIME.

    YES. I watch lots of movies. I like popcorn. I was too excited the other night about the new microwave kettle corn. I bought the grocery store brand instead of the national brand and that stuff was good. I don't think it'll put the vendor out of business who sets up at all of the travel soccer tournaments but it will put a dent in their business.
     
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    The parade to the concession stand kept me up all nite long.
     
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    Rock Of Ages. ... phew.
    They must have made a typo. 'Schlock of Ages' is a better title for it.
     
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    ^^ it's a movie based on a Broadway musical; did you expect more than schlock?
     
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    Thanks dak95_00.

    I'll check them out. I want to see Avengers (dying to see it), but think it might be too intense for my 4yr old.
     
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    Is this the one where the guy was a musician and he ended up working in funerals? Initially I thought the plot was weird but turned out to be an interesting and well done movie.
     
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    Replicant. Van Damne. But is he really 5'11" and 180lbs.?
    I seem to remember him shorter and much lighter, like 165lbs.
    His same spinning backkick is getting old.
     
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    I saw the Woody Allen Film in NYC, safe haven for him. The Angelika Theatre was running it on three screens, literally starting a showing about every half hour. He often shows only in New York and perhaps LA for a few weeks before going to general distribution.
     
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    just saw unstrung. as much people rip on donald young for being an underachiever, that movie put things in perspective - how every other junior at Kalamazoo that year, except Querrey, would kill to be ranked in the top 100.

    re-watched Senna as well. great movie for a racing fan, and even for sports fan in general, to see the kind of drive and passion the man had.
     
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    Strictly Ballroom. I can't quite second the popular screening of this film as a mockumentary of sorts--Luhrmann love and respect for the subject is unmistakable throughout, and he does celebrate the stereotypes with flying colors in the end--but I do think this is the best of his Red Curtain Trilogy. A surefire crowd-pleaser.
     

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