What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Bobby Jr

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    World War Z.

    It was pretty poor really. However, someone told me it was way better than After Earth which I struggle to believe.
     
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    Just watched an old classic, The Abyss. Forgot how good this movie was :)

    -Jon
     
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    Went to an Italian themed party a while back, watched Inglorious Bast*ards and dressed up as Hans Landa minus the Na*zi patches. Drank a lot of red wine, and ate so much spaghetti. Love college.

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    Before Midnight

    A film for couples. No action whatsoever, just conversation, in the car, at lunch, in bed, strolling a Greek village, most of it about relationships. Very good film, rendered lively by our most underutilized actor, Ethan Hawke.
     
  5. Sentinel

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    The Third Man (1949 ) directed by Sir Carol Reed with Orson Welles, Trevor Howard (saw him in Brief Encounter yesterday) and Joseph Cotten (saw him in Gaslight and Shadow of Doubt recently). Very interesting and enjoyable. Wonderful photography. The tune/theme of the movie was a very famous one long back.

    The Band Wagon (1953 ) - an old Fred Astaire film playing an aging star trying to make one (last?) musical. Has that wonderful tune/song "That's Entertainment".
     
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    Is this a continuation of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset ?
     
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    ^^ same characters.
     
  8. Moose Malloy

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    wow, movies from 1989 are now considered 'old.'
     
  9. Sentinel

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    The 39 Steps (Hitchcock) - nice fugitive movie.

    It Happened in Brooklyn
    (1947, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante) - enjoyable, if you like old stuff.
     
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    You guys are such purists! I watched Hansel & Gretel, Witch Hunters and was totally entertained for an hour and a half. I guess that doesn't say much for what it takes to entertain me, does it? Anyway, I went into it knowing that the film would not be a candidate for best picture of the year. Gemma Arterton is always easy to look at. 6/10
     
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    The Warriors (1979)

    Interesting movie, I like the whole vibe the movie creates...and there is some nice soundtrack.
     
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    :lol: Yeah I was thinking that as well.

    I saw World War Z the other day. It was ok. Less gore than Harry Potter though.
     
  13. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Great movie.
     
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    The Lady Eve (1941 ) - directed by Preston Sturgess. Romantic Comedy with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.
    Card sharps on an ocean liner.

    The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946 ) - the old version with Lana Turner and John Garfield. Interesting murder/mystery story.
     
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    have you seen any of his other films? IMO Sturges is the best comedy writer/director in Hollywood's history.

    The Palm Beach Story, Sullivan's Travels, Hail the Conquering Hero are must sees.
     
  16. Sentinel

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    I have seen Sullivan's Travels. And I will be seeing The Palm Beach Story today. Have not heard of Hail the Conquering Hero -- will get it.

    I was watching Out of the Past (1947) last night. Excellent. Mitchum and Jane Greer. Lots of double-crossing.
     
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    CaaAAaan you dig iiiiiiiiiiittt???
     
  18. TennisLovaLova

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    saw a great scottish movie yesterday
    The Angel's Share, directed by Ken Loach.

    "Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. "

    I recommend this great movie.
     
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    Saw "The East", it was OK, kind of of Spartan, grim, unpleasant and low-budget-- about "eye for an eye" morality, or the lack of it.

    By the same person who did "Another Earth"- also (if I remember) about guilt and moral dilemas.
     
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    I heard everything is better than After earth, even Rafa losing in the 1st round.
     
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    I saw World War Z today, I thought it was good.
     
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    how do they kill all the Zombies at the end ???
     
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    think Deathstar
     
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    Don't Look Now (1975) - interesting, sometimes chilling film about a couple who've lost a child, paranormal stuff, omens and signs, visions of things about to happen mixing with the present, a killer on the loose, the dead warning the living ...

    The Man from Nowhere (korean) - children forcefully involved in some ghastly business of organ transplanting/donation.
     
  25. Mike Bulgakov

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    Sentinel, you seem to be watching many classic films. In the last few weeks, I have watched some classic films from my DVD collection. Have you seen The Third Man, Topaz, The Fireman's Ball, Ballad of a Soldier, or The Cranes Are Flying?
     
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    All I'll say is that zombies in this movie are very different than the ones in The Walking Dead.
     
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    The Palm Beach Story (1942) - dir by Preston Sturgess, nice romantic comedy.

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - delightful sci-fi about aliens who land in Washington with an urgent message. I enjoyed it much more than today's gimmicky sci-fi movies.

    I have just started watching films recently. Otherwise I never used to watch them unless it was LOTR or some sci-fi which was like once in 2 years.

    Yes, i saw The Third Man recently, loved it. Not heard of the others, will check out. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    Journey Into Fear (1943) - Orson Welles and his faithful Joseph Cotten. A spy movie, Natzi spies trying to kill an American engineer (JC). The overweight assassin with largish glasses looks he could not harm a fly let alone pull a trigger. Totally cute. The plot is unconvincing mostly, there are about a dozen times when JC can be killed but the assassins don't. They wait for the end of the movie to make their attempt ! One wonders how the ship is any safer than the train JC was to take.
    The scrambling on the hotel ledge while it was pouring looked like fun.

    Misery (1990 ) - A Stephen King psycho/horror movie, Kathy Bates does quite a good job and I was not surprised to just read that she won an acad award for her role. However, the movie seemed to me to be more of a low budget made-for-TV film to me. Btw, KB played Gertrude Stein in Midnight in Paris.
     
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    Ugetsu (1953) - Mizoguchi - Two men with a dream, their dreams come true but at what cost !

    A Man Escaped (1957 ) - Robert Bresson - A French man tries to escape a Na*i prison in German occupied France. A true story. I love how simply the movie is made, nothing distracting, nothing extraneous or superfluous.

    Mike, I have procured the movies you recommended: Fireman's ball, the Cranes are flying, Ballad of a Soldier -- now to somehow find time to see them -- I have hundreds in my queue !

    I also saw an old musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Lovely athletic dance sequence which was also shown in That's Entertainment. I have seen parts of a Bollywood movie that is based on this. Seven brothers living together in a house out of town. They live like unruly animals, unbathed, fighting all the time. One brother marries and brings his wife to the house without telling her he has brothers. She now has to tame them. Can't recall the name of the Bollywood pic.
     
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    Been watching some really nice movies by Mizoguchi.

    Sansho the Bailiff - two children separated from their parents in very tough times (centuries ago). Kidnapping, slavery, flesh trade, once again (remember Ballad of Narayama) old people dumped on a mountain to die ... In all the cruelty, there is the message of a kind father that stays on in the minds of his two children as they grow up: "all human beings are equal, mercy separates man from beast, everyone seeks happiness"... The final scene stays on in my mind.
    Won an award at the Venice Film Festival.

    The Awful Truth - 1937 - Funny movie about a divorced couple (Irene Dunne and Cary Grant). Skippy the dog (also in The Thin Man) almost steals the show. Won Best Director and was nominated for Best Picture.

    M - (1931) Fritz Lang - excellent movie about a search for a child murderer and "mob mentality".
     
  31. Leelord337

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    my favorite classic film was "the bicycle thief"
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040522/
     
  32. Sentinel

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    btw, it is The Bicycle Thieves.

    Over the last two-three days, saw The Bicycle Thieves, Tokyo Story, Dead Again (1991).

    I believe Tokyo Story (1953) is based on Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) which I have, so I will try to catch that.
     
  33. Mike Bulgakov

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    Sentinel, have you seen Kurosawa's High and Low?
     
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    Looks like it is either The Bicycle Thief or Bicycle Thieves but not The Bicycle Thieves.
     
  35. Sentinel

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    Nope, but I did see Pickpocket (Bresson) yesterday, which you had suggested some time back. Loved it.
    I'll probably try to catch Mouchette today.

    btw, leelord and champs, apologies about the "The". It is only "Bicycle Thieves".
     
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    HA, thx senti. I'm glad you enjoyed that movie, its definitely one of my favorites. The film truly was a window into that time period, and was entertaining and very well directed. Have you watched any other films by the same director? any recommendations?
     
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    Saw High and Low last night, thanks to your recommendation.

    Excellent movie, thoroughly enjoyed, can't believe it is not talked about much, but then i have yet to see the other movies of Kurosawa.

    Lee, i have not seen other movies of De Sica but i have Umberto D. and it's highly recommended.
    edit: Shoeshine is also recommended by many, and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.
     
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    Saw Star Trek: Into Darkness in IMAX - Loved it! Wish this cash could do a TV mini series.

    Finally got around to seeing Django Unchained. It was better than I thought it would be. Wish Jamie Foxx got more lines though. Half the time he just sat there giving the ill-grill.
     
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    Which movie is better ?? Side effects or The Bay ? they are both suspense thrillers
     
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    Side Effects was amazing.
     
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    Ikiru (Kurosawa) - thoroughly enjoyed. An old man starts living after he discovers he has only a few months left to live. Delightful chap, the Section Officer/Head.

    Also saw the 30-minute Night and Fog by Alain Resnais. Shows the current state of some old concentration camps and well as (interspersed with) chilling footage from those days.
     
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    The Bay seem like a interesting movie. entire town getting wiped out by a parasite. wonder what they did with the town, Nuke it ?
     
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    The Bride with White Hair. Free Youtube full movies.
     
  44. Mike Bulgakov

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    Sentinel, if you are interested in classic films about the banality and moral quandaries of the intelligence profession, The Conversation by Coppola and Ronin by Frankenheimer are pretty good classic films in the genre.

    Have you seen Vertov's Man With the Movie Camera?

    Ryazanov's Enjoy your Banya! is a pretty good Cold War era film.

    I previously mentioned The Firemen's Ball, which is mostly interesting as an example of a film with strong subversive undertones from that time before the Soviet clampdown in Czechoslovakia.

    Hitchcock's Vertigo and Fellini's La Dolce Vita are two of my favourite classic films.
     
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    I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend Tokyo Story by Ozu
     
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    I had that on my Netflix list at one point then Netflix pulled and put it in the saved queue. I don't think they ever replaced it.
     
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    56 Up. Netflix.
     
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    The Internship. It was ok, but to be honest I feel this just about sums it up:

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    I saw it last week. Today I will be seeing the movie it was based on Make Way for Tomorrow.
     
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    Saw Seven Samurai (Kurosawa) yesterday.

    Later, with family, saw Arsenic and Old Lace (d. Frank Capra, st. Cary Grant) a funny movie about some nutty people. Folks had quite a laugh.

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've only seen Vertigo from the above, although I do have La Dolce Vita and Fireman's Ball.
    I will definitely see the others.

    I actually don't like westerns and similar movies. Although i enjoyed Seven Samurai, that's not exactly the genre I enjoy the most. Sadly, most of Kurosawa's works are war/rebellion/fighting related. I did really enjoy High and Low, though. I also do like the cold-war stuff, and find holocaust movies very moving.
     

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