What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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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
     
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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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    A couple of movies I have re-watched this week areā€¦.
    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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    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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    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

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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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