What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. ollinger

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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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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2296909/

    Pink Floyd;s The Story of Wish you Were Here.

    Interviews with the band members, background to the tracks, stuff about Syd Barrett and his decline, album art/covers, how tough it was for them after Dark Side, interviews with Gerald Scarfe (i think he did the The Wall album art), the guy burning in the WYWH cover was actually burning, the other pic of the leg coming out of a lake was actually a guy doing a Yoga pose under water holding his breath.

    Both enjoyable and sad for someone who grew up on this. Loved the part of the two American ladies who sang in SOYCD.
     
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    Ted.

    Made me LOL. Usually hard for a movie to do that, since I usually laugh in my head or go, "Hey, that was pretty amusing."
     
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    Then you would love TBS on weeknights, cause that movie was just watching a really long episode of Family Guy.
     
  16. zapvor

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    finally saw django unchained.
     
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    IM3: very twisted form of 'entertainment.'
     
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    The Barkleys of Broadway.
    (A Ginger Rogers Fred Astaire musical). Loved it, especially cracked up at the impersonation of two Scots they did.
     
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    just saw iron man 3
     
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    As a fan of The Chaser and other Korean films, I found The Yellow Sea to be awesome.
     
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    Did you just spoil this movie or should I still watch it?
     
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    Still watch it:)
     
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    The Kid with the Bike (2011) -- won the Grand Prix at Cannes.

    Kid was amazing, so was the lady at parts.

    (Grateful to the scriptwriter/producer for keeping the language clean).

    No no I haven't spoiled it. You can still watch it. But avoid District 9 -- totally sucks IMO.

    The main character is the same chap who had a small role in Heist (the nephew who went along with Hackman's team). Can hardly say its the same person.
     
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    Try Memories of Murder.
     
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    "Blue Valentine" was very good.

    great performances and one of the few films that takes an honest look at a relationship that is far from ideal and the struggles people sometimes have to try to keep theirs alive.
     
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    still watch it... it's such a great film.
     
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    Ok I will. It looks awesome.

    I actually liked District 9 as a "turn the mind off" type of movie. Wasn't amazing but it was not bad.

    Memories of Murder - thanks, I am all over that. Sounds great.

    One thing I notice about Yellow Sea and Chaser is the deep loathing for the cops over there. They make them look like complete bumbling idiots in both films.

    I hate when they do vocal overdubs on some of these films. Renders it unwatchable for me. I have to hear the real acting and the native language to really enjoy the film. Makes it hard sometimes to track down a good copy with subs.

    I saw The Secret In Their eyes was mentioned. Amazing movie. I saw that in the theater and it is just incredible if you miss the vibe and pacing of older movies.
     
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    District 9 - actually that's just my very opinionated opinion :) There are plenty of good reviews of that movie.

    I despise movies where aliens (who incidentally have the intelligence to come all the way over here) are depicted like wild animals. Furthermore they are then kicked and shot down like we would never tolerate for another human being, perhaps even animal. ID4 had similar shots of Will Smith kicking an alien.

    I sometimes think of a day in the future when we actually meet such people. Will such movies or depictions seem as reprehensible as say apartheid. What when aliens start living among us, just as say Asians and Africans live in the US or Europe. And they see these movies.
     
  29. ollinger

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    ^^ take that away from the movie and it's no longer an allegory for South African society.
     
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    I am really in two minds over dubbing and subtitles. In movies that have a lot of conversation, its hard to see the movie if you are watching the subtitle all the time. Example: About Elly (an Iranian movie).

    Often the subtitles are by some Joe on the internet who does a quick half-hearted translation missing out the humor, the nuances, the sarcasm etc. I saw the Millenium Series recently and suspect the subtitles must have missed a lot.

    Sometime i have struggled to figure who is saying what. Just saw Criminal Lovers the other day (subtitles) and could not tell who was saying what lines.

    IIRC, I saw Spirited Away and it was dubbed, almost felt like they were speaking English.
     
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    Django Unchained. Most enjoyable! Really liked Samuel L. Jackson in it.
     
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    I had a few movies that I never watched, today I picked these two:

    Weird Science
    I liked it if you do not want to think a lot and just want to watch something not intellectually challenging :)

    Sweet and Lowdown
    Nice one. I have not watched many Woody Allen movies; I like this one !
     
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    First, I have to congratulate you for using the term "ID4", you know your movie codes .
    Second, did you just say that a fictional movie is as bad as apartheid, which actually happened ( and is still happening in some parts of the world right now) ?
    Third, advanced aliens behaving as animals: maybe it is in their culture to be like that; maybe what landed on earth was not scientist and engineers but some work force ? Have you meet tech savvy nudists ? There is a bunch of them in Europe =) But oh, they might seem like animals to you and you wont understand what is going on ! Cultures can be so confusing ! right ?
    4, District 9 is an awesome movie !
    5, people who say it isn't, make me angry
     
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    Let me rephrase by saying I dislike the depiction of aliens in this way, and ill-treating them in a manner that we would not tolerate treatment of another human (or even animal).
    Does that make amends ?

    However, perhaps you could tell us what you liked about it.

    btw, i do have a strong dislike for violence also, and therefore do not like movies with a lot of them. Many of them are supposed to be great movies. My dislike is for the violence in them (e.g. recently saw Kill Bill).
     
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    I read your post and decided to show it in the evening (along with folks) thinking it was a romantic drama (that was what wikipedia said).

    Started off fine with the lost dog, but then explicit sex took over. At the one hour mark, had to shut off, none of us could take it any longer.

    We then saw and enjoyed Guess who is coming to Dinner. It's frustrating how all of today's movies seem to be full of 4LW's and nudity and of course violent sex.

    Even a wonderful movie like Secret in their Eyes suddenly has a guy flashing his genitals. Thankfully The Kid with a Bike was clean, even avoiding 4LW's.
     
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    ^^ you need to get off Shutter Island once in a while to see how real people speak. Movies merely echo that.
     
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    Premium Rush, not really good but fun to watch... And made me want to undust my bike but maybe next week.
     
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    You don't just walk out of Shutter Island.
     
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    well. i didn't want to spoil the film so kept my comment brief. should have said the themes were heavy i suppose. it is rated NC-17 in the US.

    will warn next time. it's worth watching though. if you stopped where i think you did the scene probably doesn't make sense and seem gratuitous. the very next scene puts it in context if i recall correctly.

    it's not really a romantic drama in the way "Autumn in New York" or "The Notebook" are romantic dramas. it's really just a drama about a particular failing romantic relationship. it doesn't glamorise and glossify intimate relationships like those films do.
     
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    Let Me In
    Have to check out the original Swedish one as well now. Not sure if the ending is happy or not....

    Safety Not Guaranteed
    Interesting movie : 7/10
     
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    Star Trek Into Darkness.

    The worst kept secret in years...
     
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    The Iceman

    The Sopranos, Goodfellas, Dexter, Weeds, Breaking Bad, now The Iceman. Popular culture has embraced the guy who ignores the law but loves his family. This one is based on a true story of a sociopath with lovely family. You'll root for him.
     
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    It is a pastiche of apartheid era South Africa with District 9 serving as Soweto. It was kind of obvious I thought. Fantastic film imo for the black humour in how the whole relocation process was planned etc.

    My latest film thought was the modern remake of Total Recall.. Wow, what a shocker. The original was a great film, this one not so much.
     
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    Saw the latest IronMan[4?]. I was drugged up with drugs but still enjoyed it. Funny and entertainering.
     
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    Watching it now.

    God bless Rogi and Dave.

    Please let them live until age 100.

    I will be devastated when those guys pass. I just cannot imagine the weeping and wailing when Rogi gets called up to the great gig in the sky.
     
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    New Star Trek film. I enjoyed it and will probably watch it again in the next couple of weeks.
     
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    django unchained...great movie,i never thought white people committed so many atrocities against blacks,they were treated so badly.I enjoyed the last part when django butchered every one..
     
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    ^^ well, they certainly did commit countless atrocities, but the strange thing here is that you'd come to this conclusion from a movie that's entirely fictional.
     
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    I thought Moon was great. Could have done without the details posted in here though, not a spoiler, but it was a reveal that I did not need to read. Please don't post about the plot too much, it is a respectful thing to do in a thread like this.

    To me Moon was a rather heavy and very solitary movie.
     
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    Once again - an example of what Im talking about.
     

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