What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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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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    The Prestige - 2006, Christopher Nolan. Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine. Nice, interesting movie. Two very competitive magicians try to undermine one another.
     
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    Christopher Nolan hasn't made a bad movie in his life. The Prestige, Memento, and Inception are all good movies.

    Oh, and those Batman movies are decent too.
     
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    Ronin (1998 )

    Entertaining stuff. Loved the car pursuit scene. Good acting, but so so plot.
     
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    Best car chase EVER.
     
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    Mud-Not really a Matthew McConaughey fan, but he did a great job in this film. The ending for this movie is a little weird, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this film :p
     
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    No it's great but BULLIT is still the king of ALL car chases - you get a 68 Mustang 390 GT vs a 68 Charger Magnum 440!!!! AND Steve McQueen!!!!

    The chase scene in "The Seven Ups" almost as good - Ronin in the top 5.

    Cool thing to do in San Francisco is drive the route from the movie -
     
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    Always think of The French Connection whenever great car chases are mentioned.
     
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    Yes EASY top 5........also Vanishing Point, Gone in 60 Seconds (original 1974 version not the crappy Nic Cage one).
     
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    It is good movie
     
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    The highlight was David Bowie playing Nikola Tesla. Couldn't stop grinning at that.
     
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    Just saw Iron Man. Fun. Will follow it up with the sequels.

    (The Prestige) Funnily, i was checking the credits later to see which role Bowie played. Sorry, I am not much into modern music.

    I got TFC recently. Must see it pronto.

    Funnily, i saw Bullitt last month, but don't remember the chase much.

    I remember driving on the 49 mile drive or something, was it based on a movie ?
     
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    You'd be better off watching The Avengers (if you haven't already), then skipping to Iron Man 3. You won't miss anything, except the fact that Terrence Howard gets replaced by Don Cheadle.
     
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    Has anyone seen, "The Master" ?

    I'm always pretty skeptic at movies that seem to be dragged out too long.
     
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    Yeah I saw it a while ago. I really enjoyed the 50's setting and the attention to detail. I also liked that I had no idea what these characters were about, much less where the story was going. Didn't blow me away but I'm sure there are deeper things I missed.
    Phoenix and Hoffman were excellent, as usual.
     
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    Saw Iron Man 2 last night. Looks like they try to overshadow the original and in doing so spoil the sequels.

    Will check out the Avengers, thanks.
     
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    Watched a pair of Oscar-winning classics on TV again, "Silence of the Lambs" and "Annie Hall," each brilliant in its own way, not a single carelessly done scene in either of them.
     
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    Tried to watch The Avengers last night, but could not go beyond 30 mins. Maybe I need to see earlier episodes ?

    Then saw Primer (2004), a nice but tough movie about time travel. Two kids accidentally discover the ability to go back in time. Then there is the conflict of dealing with their former selves and the ensuing confusion. Some ethical issues pop up in the end.
     
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    Just watched Now You See Me... Clever clever stuff..
     
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    Oblivion for the third time. My favorite movie of the year, amazing story, characters, soundtrack and breathtaking cinematography! 9/10!

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    Whoa......you watched Bullit and didn't see the car chase????:shock: it's 11min long and was one of the highlights of the movie. McQueen was awesome and Robert Vaughan called it the best work he ever did. He was so good as the slimly DA it ruined his chances of running for political office in New York after as in polling all folks remembered was his role.
     
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    Saw Chronicle (2012), quite interesting, deals with telekinesis ... a bit of Looper.

    I did not say I did not see it, I just did not remember it. I have amnesia, seriously.
     

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