What was the last movie you watched?

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    A couple of movies I have re-watched this week are….
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Great flic and the books were good as well.

    Napoleon Dynamite. The scene where the uncle is just eating meat, I totally relate too. No bread no ketchup no veg and no chaser. Just pure unadulterated meat. And here I thought I was the only one.:)
     
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    ^^ NO, NO, you are not alone. It's you, me and Uncle Dynamite!!
     
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    Ollinger, I see you're drinking one percent milk. Is that cause you think you're fat? Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.
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    I just saw Amour (Best Foreign Pic, 2012, French) and How Green is my Valley (Best Pic way back, the same year as Citizen Kane, ~ 1941). Great pics.

    I retired early long back. Will check out the Romanian movie.
     
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    More a junior high school civics lesson than a movie, overly one-dimensional biopic in which Jackie Robinson is presented as Saint Jackie. Uplifting, nothing you didn't already know.
     
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    saw Barry Lyndon last night

    Anyone here see: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by de Sica -- seems there was some tennis played in it.

    Talking of which i saw Blowup (Antonioni) last week and the 5 minutes of tennis at the end was better that anything Djokodal have ever played :) !
     
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    Oblivion

    Be patient with it and you will be rewarded. :)
     
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    To The Wonder

    Terrence Malick directs, so this film is all mood, with glorious cinematography. No exposition or plot to speak of, those who need all ends tied together will hate it, those who can sit through the loneliness and alienation of others will find it worthwhile.
     
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    Cleanskin

    Cleanskin, is a British made movie starring Sean Bean (The reason I started watching it in the first place.) as an anti-terrorism expert hunting down a suicide bomber cell. I found it fast paced with lots of twists and turns, very graphic violence. I give it a B-.
     
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    I saw a delightful movie, Where the Red Fern Grows (1974 version) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_the_Red_Fern_Grows

    about a 12 year old country kid who rears two hounds.

    The author was a construction worker in Mexico who wrote in spare time and kept his writings with his parents. Just before getting married he burned all the manuscripts he wrote, including this one. When his wife heard this, she asked him to rewrite the story and managed to get it published.
     
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    GOAT movie. Especially the end. When the red fern grows where the dead puppies are buried.
     
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    I absolutely loved Midnight in Paris. Especially since I am going through this tough nostalgic phase of watching old movies (esp the B&W ones). I didn't want it to stop.

    Oh yes, I remembered Dedans too -- he goes to Paris every year at about this time.
     
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    Oblivion - It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be but still has some major misgivings.

    Cruise was good in it but it ripped off so many key ideas from other films so blatantly it was hard to view as a serious sci-fi effort (it ripped off Moon really badly, as well as 2001: A Space Odyssey and a few other films).
     
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    Moon was quite interesting. However, instead of the clones being born as babies, they are born as fully grown adults with the memories of the original (I presume this is so so they can take over the job of the original immediately). And yet there are wide variations in behaviour.

    If not, i dunno why they put the memories of the original into the clones.
     
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    Oblivion, it could had been a great movie, very entertaining nonetheless.
     
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    The awesome soundtrack helped too!
     
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    tombstone = awesome
     
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    Mud

    Compelling drama, McConnaughey is excellent and the two kids are extraordinary with spot-on mature performances. See it.
     
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    Human Centipede 2. Yes, I am now disturbed.
     
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    "Flight"

    Movie was incorrectly named. Should have been "Just Another Alcoholic Story" Does make you wonder about who is flying your airline.
     
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    Shutter Island (Scorsese) - saw it last night and am still quite disturbed/ shaken.

    Coincidentally, it did have a character named Chuck :)

    Yeah, it was a waste of time.
     
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    Gosford Park, a great who done it. After all the place was a poisoner paradise.
     
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    I just got around to seeing The Yellow Sea - yes about the Korean cab driver. I absolutely loved watching people running after each other with machettes and pick-axes and stabbing each other viciously. How delightful for someone who lives non-violently.

    I was overjoyed to see dozens of people being hacked and stabbed multiple times and still running around stabbing others. And of course I learned that you can be shot in the arm and still haul yourself up -- from the sea -- when your body is probably soaked in water.

    Jack Nicholson would have killed for a role in this flick, considering he nevr got to hack anyone in The Shining, not even his own dear son. Alfie must be turning in his grave thinking how he could not show any violence / gore in the shower scene (Psycho) while here people were chopping each other to bits like cucumbers and tomatoes.

    Imagine a Hollywood remake with Nicholson. And maybe Gene Hackman.
     
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    Night of the Living Dead ( 1968 )

    Good for its time. The end is so much better than the recent Zombie movies...
     
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    Inglorious Basterds. Absolutely loved it. Christoph Waltz was superb here.
     
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    Secret in their Eyes - really good.
     
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    Bhutto - A great eye opener. One of the best documentaries I have ever seen.
     
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    ^ My deepest sympathies. ;)
     
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    Oblivion.

    Heavily derivative, riffing off/ripping off 2001, WallE, Moon, Predator, among many others (including every post-apocalyptic sci fi film from the past 15 years).

    Very slow paced in the first half, it picks up and develops into a reasonably entertaining action/sci fi film, with a bit of mildly effective esoteric political commentary.

    I would recommend it as a rental.
     
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    Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story

    Fine documentary made about five years ago, tells the company's story through the lens of the political changes of the times.
     
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    The Look of Love, and Bernie. Both great 8)
     
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    am watching iron guy 3 tonight...
     
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    Harold and Maude. Epic.
     
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    Free Angela and all Political Prisoners

    Well made documentary look at the life of Angela Davis, certainly a little agenda-driven but you'll come away from it in awe of her ability and resilience. Saw it at a film festival, the director seemed perhaps pleased that Joanne Chesimard made the FBI Ten Most Wanted list last week, brings that era of history back into focus.
     
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    don't want to post any spoilers ;), but the ending was so-so...
     
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    ^^ endings of franchise movies are ALWAYS so-so, as we know it has to end in a way to allow Iron Guy 4.
     
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    I was just watching a bit of Beethoven's Erioca (BBC 2003), and was of course totally hypnotized / captivated.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eroica_(2003_film)

    Was wondering how the Germans, or the Europeans in general, could go to war after hearing such music. How could anyone hate or kill after hearing the works of Beethoven or Mozart or the Russian composers.
     
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    ^^ I think they were more inclined to go to war after listening to Wagner.
     
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    classic and i loved the lead...
     
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    my thoughts exactly.......anything w/ tom cruise in it is good and add morgan freeman...i'm sold.
     
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    i agree....it made no sense.
     
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox
     
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    Boobie Pickles
     
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    Oldboy [2004]. It's a South Korean film that really...can't be described. It begins with a man who is imprisoned in a hotel room. He can't figure out who or why but it becomes his mission to find out after being released after 15yrs of confinement. That's only the beginning because after that there's an overdose of crazy as you're taken on a wild ride of mystery, emotion, fear and vengeance.
    Spike Lee is doing a remake that's coming out this year and this in itself is a mystery.
     
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    this has been mentioned earlier. one of my favorites movies
     
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    Oprah's going to need a bigger couch.
     
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    The Artist and the Model

    It's WW2 in the Pyrenees, and a beautiful refugee drifts into the life of an aging sculptor. Beautifully made story of the special relationship they develop.
     
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    Iron Dude 3 was ok... predictable, but that was to be expected... lol!

    Not as good as the first two to be honest, more of a chick flick this time around. Having said that, i could watch Gwyneth fold napkins for 2 hours...
     
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    Finding Nemo, still a great movie. Probably been 9 or 10 years since Ive seen it.

    When does "we steal secrets" come out, the one about Wikileaks
     

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