What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. coaching32yrs

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    Which of the following cinematic works of art did you prefer:
    Booty Call or Pooty Tang? Vote and explain.
     
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    His The Girlfriend Experience was memorable
     
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    Quite a few "dollywood" inconsistencies, but I managed to recognize at least 20 out of 30 landscape scenes. Drove that part of CoastHighway easy 300 times.
     
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    Well, yeah, The Shining was apparently made for Kubrick to tell the public that he was involved in the fake moon landing and filmed the footage of Armstrong during production of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The most hilarious thing about it is how people dissect the most insignificant of moments in the film and connect it with the most significant themes.

    Apparently the film is about the massacre of Native Americans too. Do some searching on YouTube if you want a laugh.
     
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    Eastern Promises Naomi Watts-Russian Mafia flick
    Pretty engrossing film, lots of blood, knives.
    If youre into dark themes this is it. 9 out of 10.
     
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    The Separation (Iranian movie). Wonderful.
     
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    OMG that scene in the bathhouse were Viggo defends himself with just the towel he was wearing and his wits. Lets just say it was just as good watching it in slow motion.:shock:
     
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    This is a great movie. Pair it with "A History of Violence" and you've got a great Viggo M double feature.
     
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    "War Horse" but only for about 45 minutes. It was too stupid (even for a Friday night when I was fairly brain dead) to tolerate.
     
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    I loved Side Effects :)
     
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    Yeah, Mulholland Drive was one of the dumbest films ever. Watch that one last as you're likely to off yourself before the end of it...
     
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    Mulholland Drive with Naomi Watts? loved it.
     
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    I understand it got rave reviews when it was released and many people enjoyed it. My wife and I watched it and turned it off maybe 1 1/2 hours into it wondering if we could get the last hour of our lives back.

    I'm not one for reviews, but a quick search on Wiki gave this description from a reviewer:
    ...the film jumps off the solid ground of relative narrative coherence into Lynchian fantasyland ... for the final 45 minutes, Lynch is in mind-twisting mode that presents a form of alternate reality with no apparent meaning or logical connection to what came before.​
    Ironically, that reviewer liked the film...
     
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    LOL now it's my turn to be panned:)..........(lately been watching a lot of South Korean movies)...so here goes my partial list on top of my head:

    Tokyo Story
    Seven Samurai
    Schindler's List
    Vertigo
    High and Low
    Old Boy
    Kill Bill 1
    The Kiterunner
    Bourne Trilogy
    Silence of the Lambs
    Shawshank Redemption

    There it goes so far.......I also love that movie The Namesake by Nair......way lot of relevance to immigrant families.
     
  19. rommil

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    Went to go see the Clint Mansell experience in NYC last night and Darren Aronofsky came to introduce:)
     
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    Watched some oldies during the past month again. Among them Donnie Brasco, Gran Torino, Scarface, Raging Bull and about Schmidt.

    Seriously I just love almost every film with Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Jack Nickolson, Clint Eastwood.
    Definately my favorite four actors.
     
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    That's a solid list. I have some Korean movies with me but they seem to be last on my list to watch since they possibly involve "action" and I am a bit tired of those "action-y" flicks.

    Is "The Yellow Sea" one of them, if so how was it ? Have you seen Memories of Murder, another Korean one in my bunch.

    I've got Kill Bill 1 and 2 (in fact all of QT;s movies) but i really think twice before watching a QT pic due to the brutality :) I've been seeing some great foreign movies, Iranian ones and will possibly watch Amour and A Prophet next.
     
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    Really hard to come up with the best 20, but I'll give it a go. Please don't ask me to rank amongst them, that would be madness and we have enough of it already in the Pro Player Forums :)

    _ 2001, A Space Odyssey
    _ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    _ Rashomon
    _ Long Day's Journey Into Night
    _ To Kill a Mockingbird
    _ The African Queen
    _ The Home and The World (Ghare Baire)
    _ Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ
    _ The Station Agent
    _ The Godfather
    _ Mughal-e-Azam
    _ The Last of the Mohicans
    _ My Cousin Vinny
    _ Contact
    _ Jurassic Park
    _ The Hours

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    Satyajit Ray, wow, man.

    However, i was a bit puzzled at Contact.
     
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    The brutality with QT is humorous. Yellow Sea is the one with the North Korean cab driver? Saw that one and loved it but I enjoyed Old Boy ( not quite the other two in the trilogy) and The Man from Nowhere. I guess I tend towards the brutal parts of it. Other Korean films I liked are Tae Guk Gi, Mother, The Chaser, I Saw the Devil etc

    Any Indian movies you recommend?
     
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    I've just begun seeing flicks, and no i am not into Bollywood at all. Life is too short. You could see Life of Pi, though. I am sure the other folks here will give you suggestions.
     
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    The Meaning of Life

    Nothing like a little Monty Python on TV Friday night after a long work week. Holds up very well, still a riot after all these years, albeit a chaotic one. "Just ONE little wafer......"
     
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    I remember watching a film called A Wednesday.........loved that one.
     
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    Dawn of the Dead
     
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    Evil Dead, that has to be the bloodiest movie I have ever seen.
     
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    Olympus Has Fallen

    If you liked "Independence Day" you'll like this one. Same deal, only with Koreans taking the role previously played by aliens. Lousy TV-grade production values, as predictable as the sunset.
     
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    I saw The Day After Tomorrow (not really by choice).

    Wow what a terrible film.
     
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    Just watched prometheus and the Bourne Legacy or whatever it was.

    Prometheus....what a let down. Boring story, boring characters, generic plot etc. I cant believe Ridley Scott made this POS.

    The Bourne Legacy (the new one). Stupid film that desperatly tries to carry on a franchise without the principle character. Instead they center the story around a midget (Jeremy Renner) actor who has no depth in acting or character. Then they turn the plot from spy to sci fi. In the end its like a bad super hero film where the main character looks like he was recruited from the Umpa Lumepas in Willie Wonkas Chocolate Factory.
     
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    Red Dawn (new version): Horrible, 0/10 stars

    The Collection: Super horrible, negative 100,000/10 stars

    Wreck it Ralph: Not bad...well made and had some funny parts, 6.89/10 stars
     
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    Wh ore's Glory,- a documentary about underground prostitution in areas including Taiwan, Bangladesh, & Mexico. It was directed by some German. It was wierd because the scenes were pointless and stupid (ex: dogs mating, pointless conversations between other prostitutes, their pimps, & customers). There were only a few touching moments like a child sleeping on the floor in a brothel.. It made me tear up a little..:(

    Anyways, 5/10
     
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    LOL, I;ve suddenly been seeing "POS" on this forum and wondered what it was (used to be Point of Sale in my time). I just googled and got it :D
     
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    Did you get suresh too?:)
     
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    I googled but nothing came up, then finally went to urbandictionary and found the meaning. Quite gross actually :D
     
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    yesterday I watched Lincoln
    Murrica, remember your history and the brave men who built your nation
     
  41. Feather

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    Few of my all time favorite films:

    The English Patient - A classic, a fantastic film with an awesome cinematography and a heart breaking romance set against the backdrop of second world war. I love the book also which won the Booker Prize

    The Cranes are Flying - an amazing Russian film that released in the thaw period. It's a strong anti war film.

    Out of Africa
    Silence of the Lambs
    Life is Beautiful - Italian
    Goodfellas
    Pulp Fiction
    Shawshank Redemption
    JFK
    Natural Born Killers
    Salvador
    Mullholland Drive
    Seventh Seal - Swedish
    Taxi driver
    Reservoir Dogs
    Seven
    Usual Suspects
    Forrest Gump
    Children of Heaven - Iranian
    Offside - Iranian
    Clockwork Orange
    Ballad of a Soldier - Russian
    Brokeback Mountain
    Blood Simple
    Fargo
    Kill Bill
    Inglourious Basterds
    Before Sunrise
    Dazed and Confused
    Taxi Driver
    Last Temptation of Christ
    Ballad of a Soldier - Russian
    Pan's Labyrinth - Spanish
    Casablanca
    Vertigo
    Rear Window
    Chinatown
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Beautiful Mind
    Green Mile
    Roman Holiday
    Scent of a Woman
    Once upon a Time in the West
    American Beauty
    One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
    Scarface
    Full Metal Jacket
    Philadelphia
    The Departed
    Omen

    I have listed 50 films, not in any order. All my faves and still I want to write a lot more
     
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    oh I forgot Christopher Nolan, I should have added Dark Knight and Memento to that list
     
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    Since you have mentioned Iranian flicks, you might try "A Separation" too, and "About Elly".

    I saw Looper last. So so. I don't like this future full of crime and drugs, ghetto-ised that some sci-fi flicks show.

    The whole time travel thing is full of inconsistencies and bugs. Obviously these guys are talking about parallel universes, and yet you can go back and change the past, and influence the future of the same universe, even though you are showing multiple. Time Travel 101, guys. You fail.
     
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    I didn't mention about Looper. I saw it and liked it but it wasn't in my 50 list.

    I have heard avout A Seperation but not the other film. I will watch them both. You know, work keeps me busy these days

    I am in Bangalore, and few years back I used to buy foreign films from the National Market. It used to be a heaven for those who were interested in foreign films outside Hollywood. Now we don't get films there due to police raid on pirated cds..

    I am NOT a big fan of sci fi films though I like some. Loved few films. Matrix, (only first part)
     
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    Django unchained is very good but I expected more since it's a Quentin Tarantino film. The sad part is it released in India only on March 23rd
     
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    I liked the first half of Django, but it later seemed to become a bit silly -- all the killing -- almost indiscriminate. Once that Dr Shulz died, i started losing interest.

    I actually prefer "foreign" films to the current/recent Hollywood ones. I am tired of the macho fist-pumping high-fiving etc Hollywood films. I do love the old (B&W) Hollywood movies though. I have about a hundred movies with me to see, a lot of them are French, or oldies like How Green is my Valley, Sunset Boulevard etc.
     
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    Just finished watching the movie Wimbledon on the starz channel. Words cannot describe how awful this movie is.
     
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    I don't watch Bollywood at all. I love to watch Malayalam and Bengali films

    I too felt that after Dr Shulz dies, the plot loses its steam.

    I try to watch the fiilms that win awards in these three film festivals. Berlin, Cannes and Venice, they all are good.

    Recently saw a Romanian film, 4 months 3 weeks and 2 days,AWESOME

    I too like many French films. I am a big fan of films.
    Where are you working, Sentinel? I am a software engineer working in TCS
     
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    Thirteen Days.

    Interesting film depicting the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was very dramatised and often very overly-sentimental, but it was an entertaining and well-made film. Credit mostly to its performances and script. I wished it captured more of the social panic America and most of the West went through, but it is what it is.

    I am planning on watching Stalker (1979) again soon. I'll say this to anybody who hasn't seen it yet: experimental, philosophical filmmaking at its best. It's probably also one of the top 5 most beautifully shot films of all time, too.
     
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    Wreck It Ralph - fun movie to watch with the kids. Had to explain what Q-bert and PacMan were. LOL!
     

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