What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. LanEvo

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    I thought the same thing, they didn't really tailor it to the ones who did not read the books, I haven't. And I felt lost when I watched it, I was like wth is going on...?
     
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    The whole movie seemed put together and scrambled at the last minute.

    Don't get me wrong it was above decent, but it did not gel. Some of the performances were Oscar worthy.

    Tommy Lee Jones stole the show!
     
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    How was it? I'm very interested in seeing it

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    I disagree. I thought 95% of the movie was outstanding. I just think that the ending was pieced together in a way that made if obvious there was a different ending point. Besides that I think this was an excellent movie.
     
  6. Cormorant

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    A Christmas triple bill of 'A Midnight Clear'(http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RcLFX5Ymac), 'Comfort and Joy'(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsw1I15Fj9I), and 'O Henry's Full House'(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q10izkMlXP0) has nudged me a little closer to getting into the spirit of things.

    The latter movie was underwhelming, but the first two were more interesting. One's a war film about some Germans and Americans based on the periphery of the Battle of the Bulge, and the other ('Comfort and Joy') is a wry comedy about a radio DJ who's entangled in a dangerous dispute between Italian families who are at each others throats over territory to sell...ice cream. It's going to take a hell of an Xmas film to supplant the enjoyable lunacy of a comedy-drama that sets a war over gelato at Christmas time, as 'Comfort and Joy' is probably now my favourite holiday picture. In order, I'd rate the films 3/5, 4/5, and 2/5.
     
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    Delete.....
     
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    Lincoln

    Political hardball -- remarkable how little things have changed. Kudos to Spielberg for having the guts to shoot an 1860s indoor film with the lousy lighting of that era. Well acted but needed a little more juice to justify 2 1/2 hours.
     
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    Sometimes it's fantastic just to believe in things we can't disprove....
     
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    I watched the movie Thor a few days ago. It was pretty good. I like the scene where they were fighting "The Destroyer" in the village.
     
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    I don't think I'm going to bother. The last time I watched a movie to "understand the hype" (Avatar) I wanted my money back.
     
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    Silver Linings Playbook

    Funny and charming romance, well written with snappy but authentic diaglogue, DiNiro is terrific. With a plot that evolves towards a dance contest and an Eagles game, it's the perfect date movie.
     
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    A Christmas Story
     
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    Bad(IMO). It was a mishmash mix of old B movies and old kung fu movies. Instead watch something like The Four Assasins or Challenge of The Masters.


    The Guns of Navaronne. A great adventure story.
     
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    Django Unchained

    Top-notch Tarantino, extremely entertaining.
     
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    ^^I have been hearing good things about that movie! wasn't sure if it was worth paying to see at the movies though. If its anything like From Dusk Til Dawn I'd love it.
     
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    ^^ It's a long film, about 2.7 hours, yet it never felt like it dragged at all.
     
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    This one never gets old.
     
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    Django Unchained

    Great movie that gives a great spin on insurrectionism.
     
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    Had time to catch some movies this holiday:

    Hobbit in 3D IMAX - awesome visual and audio experience! Movie was a bit longer than needed, but it didn't quite feel like 3 hours. The clip of the next Star Trek in IMAX 3D that they ran in the previews guarantees I'll be going back to that theater!!!

    Men in Black 3 - Meh... so-so. Sort of fun but nothing new.

    Amazing Spider Man - don't know why I go suckered into watching the reboot of the reboot... I think they improve the way spidey swings through the city every film. Plot was so-so, standard comic book stuff with make-believe science. Pretty average super hero movie.
     
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    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - good but nothing new.
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia
     
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    March of the wooden soldiers with Laurel & Hardy. Fantastic old movie.
     
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    Saw the Hobbit today. Very good! The 48 frame per second 3D. Very sharp visuals, great pacing, looking forward to parts 2 and 3
     
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    i watched zero dark thirty. if you're american, it's a must see. great movie.
     
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    That is one of the best films of recent times. Fantastic adaptation of the book and surely one to get remade in English eventually to cater for audiences with a low tolerance for foreign languages/subtitles (i.e. America).
     
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    Sleepwalk with Me

    Very good !
     
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    Finally saw Prometheus. Eh...
     
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    I saw Les Miserables two days ago and I have to say, it's the best musical I've ever seen.

    With a star studded cast featuring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, and Dakota Fanning, I came in with high expectations. Each and every cast member thoroughly impressed me. What was more impressive was the fact that they all sang the songs live instead of voicing over the scenes with pre-recorded songs. And Tom Hooper's style was very evident as the cinematography was wonderful (he also directed The King's Speech). Plus, the story was all new to me as I had never read the play nor seen any other renditions of it. I was beyond compelled by the stories of love, revolution, and redemption in this movie, and at that I highly recommend it to everyone!

    Also, I saw Django Unchained yesterday. It might as well be titled Tarantino Unchained because it was pure Tarantino with the big, bold comic texts, gushing blood and gore, and viciously dark humor. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio are all brilliant, and though the movie is a little too long nearing three hours, it manages to thrill, entertain, and draw in some big laughs (with a few cameos too). Just a word of caution: there is a LOT of profanity, so if you have a child, or if you are a child, you shouldn't let them see it.
     
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    Mesrine

    • Mesrine: Killer Instinct
    • Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1

    2-part French film about the infamous Jacques Mesrine

    Vincent Cassel was just brilliant
     
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    How did you not understand it? They literally have text at the beginning of the movie explains the concept of the Hunger Games. And then a video in the movie is played that clarifies some exposition and setting. And I'm not saying it's cool to depict kids being killed, even less killing one another, but if it's justified and established with a meaningful message, it's acceptable and actually compelling.

    85% of critics agree with me. Check it out. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_hunger_games/
     
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    Lincoln. Good movie. Narrowly focused on approx 3 month period prior to assassination.
     
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    Cannibal Holocaust.

    Great jungle movie made by Ruggero Deodato in the early 80's. Some very gruesome scenes, especially one where a tortoise/turtle gets killed and ripped apart, had me turning my eyes away and resting them on the girl for a while. The movie basically makes fun of the Mondo "documentaries" that were quite popular back then.
     
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    Theater: "Django Unchained," almost up to the brilliance of Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" (Christoph Waltz is great again, along with Leo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson)

    DVD: "Midnight in Paris," very literate and witty, and it makes me want to visit Paris once more (perhaps to see Rogi win his second French Open?)
     
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    Were you entertained? If so hollywood's people and their so-called critics earned their paychecks.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsqJFIJ5lLs
     
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    Seven Pounds

    Enjoyable and touching movie, but I felt the ending was a bit weird. They could have used so many other methods to end the movie, but they used one that I thought didn't make sense.
     
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    MIB3 - Entertaining as were the 1st 2. Nothing new; the typical craziness that is MIB. Josh Brolin's deadpan stacatto delivery is very good as a young Agent K.

    Bourne Legacy - Again, entertaining but just a new twist on the spy vs the Company theme from earlier Bournes. Of course the ending just screams for the next installment.
     
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    Rosemary baby - its awesome !!
     
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    Prometheus. Really enjoyed it.
     
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    Last Night with Kiera Knightly, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes.
     
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    Can't wait to see Django...
     
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    Total Recall II cause it was 1.50 from that Red Box at the supermarket.

    Guys save the 1.50. It was that bad.
     
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    I really want to see this. I hate remakes, and prefer the originals w/ subs.

    Was in a mood for an easy watch and went with This is 40. It actually is pretty good if you are in the mood for Paul Rudd to Rudd it up and his wife to complain a lot in that shrill voice.

    I may have liked i more due to the music business relevance, but its definitely a good movie if you need to appease a wife/GF on movie night.
     
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    I'm looking forward to the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3d movie. I might have to see that over the weekend.
     
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    'Life of Pi' was one of the best films I've ever seen. It's beautiful.
     
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    Wow! That's hard to do.
     
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    Moonrise Kingdom.

    I dug it and if you like the directors prior flicks, I'd highly recommend it. If you didn't like his prior stuff, you'll probably feel the same here.
     

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