What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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    Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)- Bette Davis and Joan Crawford

    Reminded me of Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd., 1950. Psychological thriller as they call them. Quite tense once things get started. I read that these two had a real real-life rivalry going on.
    I was also reminded of Stephen King's Misery.
     
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    Oblivion
    Being a big fan of sci-fi, I had to watch this one and I liked it. The visuals were stunning: the station and that dragonfly jet plane - I want one!
     
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    Sharknado

    I... I have no words. It's so awful it's... It's hilarious how awful it is. I have had to laugh quietly because I didn't want to wake my sister up. All that CG and ludicrous gore, like I said, I can't describe it.

    But that actor playing that Nova chick, my goodness. I think I need to go out and have a cigarette now.
     
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    Ace In The Hole - 1951, Billy Wilder. Very interesting and well-made movie starring Kirk Douglas showing how a journalist makes up news. Reminded me of Nothing Sacred (1937) which had a similar theme, iirc.

    IP Man - interesting. Bruce Lee's master, set during the Sino-Japanese war.
     
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    I recently watched two Altman films and did not find Ready To Wear to be very good,
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    but I thought The Long Goodbye was quite good.
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    There's an IP Man 2, but I don't think it's as good as the first one.

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    Finally Saw Pacific Rim - Loved it! I need some Jaeger plastic figurines for my desk.

    I generally don't buy DVD's because I rarely watch movies more than once or twice, but I may pick this one up, especially if they have some behind the scenes footage.
     
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    Goodbye, Mr Chips (1939 ) - Robert Donat, Greer Garson. Nice heartwarming/feel-good movie.

    Was nominated for 7 oscars, Donat won the Best Actor beating Gable. This was in the year of Gone with the Wind which took 5 of the 7 awards that GMC was nominated for. I found GWTW to be a bit overly sentimental and too long. Greer Garson won Best Actress in Mrs Miniver (1942 iirc). Donat was also in The 39 Steps.

    The Usual Suspects - Quite okay but not exactly my type. Police corruption, dope deals, gangsters, Kevin Spacey. "Edited on Old Machines" (lol).

    Milk - saw this to see Sean Penn's performance, which was good.


    ^ I'll check out Pacific Rim and Oblivion soon. I've got IP Man 2, guess I'll just avoid seeing it.
     
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    The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - Nice war related movie. Directed by William Wyler. Seven oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director.

    Teresa Wright has a beautiful refreshing face. She was in Shadow of Doubt, too. Russell ("Homer") acted very well and won the Best Supporting Actor and an Honorary Oscar.

    I wasn't pleased with the ending -- Teresa puts aside reason and common sense and makes the same mistake Marie did years back. But that's life.
     
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    An American In Paris (1951) - Nice, loved the backgrounds (painted sceneries, houses). Don't much like this movie thing of people breaking up a marriage/engagement in favor of someone they met yesterday for a few minutes.

    Alphaville - Godard - saw the first hour of it and fell asleep. Will attempt completing it today.

    Completed Season 4 of White Collar and boy do they fill each episode with fillers. No way i am seeing Season 5.
     
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    Blackfish

    Partly a documentary about orca whales, partly an indictment of Sea World, should make you think not only about the morality of animal parks and zoos but even about keeping pets.
     
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    Pacific Rim and Wolverine, 2 thumbs
     
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    I haven't seen The Wolverine, but it's truly despicable how Grown-Ups 2 made more money that Pacific Rim, which puts Transformers to shame. Not only is it visually stunning, it has dynamic characters and a decent story. Del Toro strikes again, just not in the box office.
     
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    Blackwater is what this refers to? I need to see that.
     
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    From Here to Eternity (1953) - directed by Fred Zinnemann. Burt Lancaster, Mongomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Sinatra) and a few more.

    Another war movie, seems war movies win a lot of awards at the Oscars, or maybe that was the post-war period.

    I liked it. Interesting. Set just before the Pearl Harbour attack.
     
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    Spider Man 2 after Roger Ebert called it one of the best superhero movies of all time.
     
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    Blackwater?? "Blackfish" is an archaic name given by indiginous peoples to orca whales.
     
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    The "Road Series" with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

    "Road to Bali" and "Road to Rio" were my favs...very classic stuff.
     
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    the Crow = best "superhero"/comic book/graphic novel movie of all time.

    Last movie I saw was the Wolverine. 7/10 Stay through the credits, it sets up
    X men days of future past most nicely
     
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    Aha, ok. Just recall hearing the NPR review but not the correct name evidently. Thanks. Sounds a little like The Cove.
     
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    Prometheus - Alien meets Species, the Ancient Aliens thread at TW, and several others :)
    Later i read that this was supposed to be a prequel to Alien which explains the nauseous looking creatures.
    The spaceship interiors were too over the top. They should tone it down. The spaceship looked like a giant animal/monitor lizard from the outside. The aliens spaceship looked like a croissant.

    Roger Ebert gave it 4 stars !
     
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    Easy Rider - As someone who doesn't know anything about American culture, esp. the 60's and 70's, this movie began and ended with Jack Nicholson (for me). I'll be catching Five Easy Pieces soon. But I do admit really wanting to bike through America while watching this movie. I have driven along the East coast a lot and it was mostly boring, hard to keep awake. Shocked to know that people had a negative opinion about bikers back then.

    Seems this movie brought Nicholson out of oblivion, and paved the way for more biker movies, acco to wikipedia.

    Oblivion (2013) - Could not resist seeing it due to the rave reviews in this thread. Okay, it was quite entertaining, a few twists and surprises. But a bit too much of video-game like sequences - drone chases and shooting. Unfortunately all the action happens on Earth, hoped to see some nice outer space or other-worldly scenes, or even how the aliens looked, or their world.

    It had its boring moments, and the interesting "truth" is revealed only in the end. Unlike Prometheus, where they are searching for the truth from the very start, here most of the movie is just about locating and killing some alien scavengers. The end did leave me pondering, though.
     
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    Cool Hand Luke - 1967
    Paul Newman, and George Kennedy (also in In The Heat of the Night).
    Enjoyed. Should be checking out The Hustler and The Wild One in the weeks to come.
     
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    Do not forget Hud
     
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    In Time - pretty interesting thriller, the hero looks just like Mikhail Youzhny (later i found his name is Justin Timberlake). However, it's a very weird society and i don't think they can put any effort into scientific research any longer.

    The Perfect Murder (Douglas, Paltrow). I think it was based on Dial M for Murder. They've added some twists and surprises into it to make it more "modern" but i still prefer "Dial M".

    ^ THanks for suggesting Hud, i had not heard of it.
     
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    Ckout The Cincinnati Kid too.
     
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    Oblivion

    All I knew going in was from the poster: Cruise, post apocalypse, raygun. That's it.
    I was blown away. Excellent scifi film. Incredible visuals, good acting[especially the redhead], amazing fleshed out setting and a story that had me guessing all throughout. Pays homage to many in the genre which was a nice touch.
    Here's the problem: It got 55% on RT. 55 damn % while Star Trek Darkness gets 85%?
    I just don't get it. And I definitely don't want to. Leave me alone.
     
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    Warning: spoilers ahead.

    It's nice to see another review up of this film. I liked it also. Perhaps not as much as you did, but there are certainly enough positives there to warrant more extended discussion.

    I just found the film too heavily derivative: the cloning storyline is far too similar to Moon's. The post-apocalyptic earth motif, again, is just too familiar. The electronic eye from 2001.

    There is a great deal in the way of predictive programming here however: freedom fighters labeled as terrorists. Surveillance drones which double as combat vehicles, and so on.

    It's been a while since I've seen it. Perhaps I'll pick it up as a rental.

     
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    The Human Centipede ( part 1 and 2)

    Oh man...they are not scary just gross ...and Part 2 makes Part 1 look like sesame street. The villain in part 2 acts very well. but he is so creepy in that movie and the movie shows a lot of scenes where he is doing very nasty things. I was actually worried about the actor if he has a normal life and had to google him and it turns out he works in the UK as a theater actor and has done some children shows as well :/ To get the role, in the audition, he rap*d a chair !
     
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    Do The Right Thing

    Watched this early Spike Lee classic again last night, still seems fresh and original, still hits hard.
     
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    You are definitely confusing "derivative" with "pastiche". Way different!

    ****SPOILER****

    Oblivion is an homage to all of scifi[especially the post apocalypse], a medley of deconstruction from Wall-e, Total Recall, Matrix all the way to Planet of the Apes and 2001. HAL9000 is the great big kiss to the godfather of the modern genre.

    Star Wars A New Hope is also pastiche of other works. So are Tarantino films.
     
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    Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

    It was ok.
     
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    Elysium

    It's a breathless, action-packed epic that is visually stunning but not quite as emotionally gripping as it should be. Matt Damon, who always plays an effectively sympathetic character, bodes well with Neil Blompkamp's vision of the future, which, despite some unanswered questions, is sadly realistic. Sharlto Copley is in it too (the protagonist of District 9), and this time he plays the bad guy. He actually outshines Jodie Foster, the villainness, with his hysterically mad dialogue and vicious on-screen presence. The whole movie is worth seeing just for his duels with Matt Damon. Very good movie. 4/5 stars.
     
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    In to the Wonder
     
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    Planes........better than Cars
     
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    Iron Man 3

    There were many plot holes, the story was not good enough. The only good thing about the movie was the acting by the villains, in particular Ben Kingsley, who has limited screen time but his scenes were the best in the whole movie.
     
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    Pain & Gain

    Did not expect that I would like this one so much. Based on a true story...I still cant get my head around that.
     
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    Murder in the first - Interesting movie about Alcatraz, says it is a true story. Kevin Bacon, Slater, Gary Oldman. A petty criminal put into Alcatraz tries to escape and what they do to him.
     
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    I'm So Excited!

    The latest from Almodovar proves to be one of his least interesting films, a comic farce that takes place on an airliner flight, filled with mildly amusing jokes and no compelling characters.
     
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    The Lone Ranger. I went to see it instead of today's Cincinnati final.

    Not sure I made the right decision in hindsight...
     
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    Wolverine. Dumb plot that is more video game than film and climaxes to, I sh*t you not,

    *SPOILERS*

    a freaking mech boss at the end.
     
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    Saw the Dark Knight trilogy over the last 3 days. Pretty good. Liked Joker -- Heath Ledger -- sad he died after the movie.

    Escape from Alcatraz - Clint Eastwood. Enjoyed. However, there are discrepancies about some detail of Alcatraz when compared to Murder in the First. Both real stories.

     
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    Elysium -- who would've thought Jodie Foster and Matt Damon were capable of making a crappy movie?

    Watched Lord of War with Nicholas Cage on DVD. Much more entertaining (and less dark) than I expected. Recommended.
     
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    Grown Ups 2 - This is without the doubt the WORST movie I've seen in my entire life and I've seen a lot horrible flicks so far. No joke. It was horrible.
    Still laughing at the IMDb rating of 4.80/10. I give it a 0/10

    Oblivion - Decent film. 6.50/10

    The Company you keep - I liked it a lot. I'd definately recommend it. 7.50/10
     
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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist

    I loved the book and was very interested to see how the book will be adapted to the big screen. It is a flawed film and some changes made to the original story don't work that well. But it is still a very nice film and very important for the time we live in. 7/10

    Also, just picked up Mohsin Hamid's new novel "How to get filthy rich in rising asia". The story sounds similar to "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga - a book that I love very much. Of course Mohsin's writing style is so different.
     
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    I thought Wolverine was pretty good. Actually I think it is the best superhero movie of the year so far.
     
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