What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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    The Time Machine (2002) - Seemed interesting in the beginning, but then sort of went off the rails in the end.
     
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    I thought clones were supposed to be born not created at a certain age. That meant that they would have different childhoods and therefore a different personality and set of memories. Moon and Oblivion seem to go a different way.
     
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    Just watched Thats My Boy It was fantastic
     
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    Scarface, does it get any better than this?
     
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    Which one?
     
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    The Al Pacino one.
     
  7. Sentinel

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    R U sirius ??

    Acco to wikipedia ...

    The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics and was nominated for eight Golden Raspberry Awards, ultimately winning in the categories of Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay. It was a subject of controversy and criticism due to its comedic portrayal of ... (censored).
     
  8. Ronaldo

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    He don't make them like that anymore
     
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    The Warriors a chessy 1979 classic.
     
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    "I'll shove that bat up your *** and turn you into a popsicle."
     
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    Blackfish

    A documentary about Killer Whales (Orca) kept in captivity by Sea World. I was never a fan of animals kept in circuses and trained to perform and this movie just reinforces by belief. Zoos are okay as we need to educate the children and they serve an academic purpose for researchers.
    8/10 - highly recommended documentary
     
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    Got to check this one out, thanks.
     
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    "Animated Soviet Propaganda"
     
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    Vlad's NY Times Op-Ed piece

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    Red Obsession

    Documentary on wine producers from Bordeaux in France and how they are affected by the rise of wine demand in China. It is a very interesting take on how China's economic rise is affecting the world, e.g. the price of fine wine reached a level that most traditional markets like America could not afford it. The documentary has an almost balance view of the issue.
     
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    I learned a lot from the documentary, though it has one flaw that the Sea World decline to be interviewed, so we have only one side of the story. But most of the people in the documentary are former Sea World Orca trainers, which give weight to their argument.
     
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    I have been watching some really good documentaries and this one is the best:

    Fire in Babylon

    About the greatest cricket team in history, arguably the greatest team in any sport, West Indies cricket team which was undefeated for 15 years in test matches. Even if you have never played or even seen cricket, as a sports fan you will like this one. 9/10. Here is the trailer:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7qIFu3YDk
     
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    Saw the 1960 version of "The Time Machine" which i liked more than the 2002 version. The old version is simple, the new one sort of far-fetched although it did try to pose some questions.
     
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    Elysium. Not bad.
     
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    The World's End

    Brits start out to make their version of "The Hangover" but it devolves into "Night of the Living Dead" and ends up as "The Road." Repartee diaglogue more clever than funny....an actual snippet: man A - "He thinks the Bermuda Triangle may really be a square"....man B - "maybe it's two isosceles triangles put together to form a rhombus."
     
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    Insidious 2 - to avoid paying 11.50 to watch a movie I woke up early Saturday and paid 6.50 to watch the 1030am showing. Arent matinee's a good thing? The movie is good- there is a 3rd on the way with a ------- family.
     
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    Wayans Family?
     
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    ST into D (Star Trek into Darkness).

    Perhaps the acronym is strong foreboding?

    ***Warning: Spoilers Ahead***​


    Based on reviews, I expected this film to be a very good, yet rather complex and therefore misunderstood film.

    Positives
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    1. the main characters are far more familiar than in the 'first': the writers are 'truer' to the original this time 'round

    2. To wit, Zachary Quinto's Spock is probably the best thing about this film. The radical, revisionist spock we were re-introduced to in the 'first' film (brooding, angry, even openly violent), is replaced by a far more familiar version who is unfailingly principled, superbly intelligent, and honest to the point of incivility (in an endearing way :)).

    3. there is an emotional weight to this film which informs many of the scenes, although it's unclear how they managed this, as the script is unwieldy, unduly complex and simply....too long.

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    Negatives:

    1. the principal characters are far TOO familiar. It seems the majority of scenes are saddled with endless cliches ("dammit jim, I'm a doctor, not a door to door shoe salesman!").

    2. even more offensive is the total theft and plagiarization of key scenes from the first ST films.

    3. the khan character is very poorly developed. We're only told who he is in the very late stages of the game, and given bio info on a piecemeal basis, imo, far too late in the game. Why should we even care about this character one way or the other if we have no idea what his motive is, or furthermore, who he is in the first place?!?

    4. I am saddened by the ridiculous, almost pro forma inclusion of the "terrorist" + "urban destruction" theme in another sci-fi film (IM3, Superman, ST into D) Come on. The trauma-inducing mind control programming could not be any more obvious.

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    tl, dr: despite the long list of negatives one could produce, the film still manages to be entertaining. It's almost endearing: it tries so hard to please: to be familiar, yet original: traditional yet innovative.

    A lot of effort was put into this film, as the writers clearly struggled to create an innovative yet familiar storyline. I almost want to give the writers a separate "A for effort grade."

    Overall: B or B-. Worth watching, but highly flawed and disappointing.
     
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    Agreed. No sense why they revealed his true self when Spock Prime told them at the end of the movie..
     
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    Limitless - Quite interesting, about a mind enhancing pill which makes a writer brilliant. And the consequences.
     
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    The Crow - my favorite movie ever.

    .believe in angels.
     
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    The Thirteenth Floor - same year and Matrix and same theme also. Quite interesting.
     
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    The Conjuring. Very good for a horror movie, but I must admit I expected more.

    Really good, don't get me wrong, but I feel it was a little overhyped.
     
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    The Time Traveler's Wife -- romantic movie with time travel thrown in. Okay for passing time.
     
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    Riddick..

    They utterly ruined the whole appeal of the character built up in Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick.
     
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    Oh hell no! Seriously? I wanted to see that one..:(
     
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    Gangs of Wasseypur - quite possibly the 'Pulp Fiction' of Indian cinema.
     
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    Basically half the film is the same concept as Pitch Black... (spoiler alert) People who hate each other trying to survive against predators out to get them on a remote planet.

    There's some dire story-writing in there amongst a couple of good bits.
     
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    Nothing beats an old JohnWayne movie.
     
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    I watched a really great movie called Disconnect. I highly recommend it if you like movies like Crash. Pretty powerful, great acting, awesome cinematic parts as well. Total sleeper movie IMO.
     
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    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon and Red River
     
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    Those '50's era movies were great, the obscure ones for sure.
     
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    Fire in the Sky - a supposedly real alien abduction story.

    Is this about Anna Hazare ? :D
     
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    My neighbourhood is full of posters of a new movie "All about Arvind Kejriwal" and there's a one-liner below that says "May the Jhadoo be with you" (broom). I think this is an Indian version of Star Wars.
     
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    A Serbian film.
    Probably the most disturbing movie I've watched.
     
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    I read the plot on Wikipedia. Even that was disturbing.

    Just watched The Bling Ring. Terrible.
     
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    The Island (2005). Interesting, if you liked Moon and Oblivion.
     
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    Blackfish is suppose to show on CNN films Oct. 24. Its like being in a bathtub for 25 years, how would you feel?
     
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    The Man from Earth, directed by Jerome Bixby.

    Fascinating. Highly recommended.
     
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    Love that movie and a proof that you do not need CGI or a massive budget to make a good sci-fi.

    Mad Dog and Glory
    I was lured by the cast, Robert De Niro and Bill Murray. It was not as good as I expected it to be....6/10.
     
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    Watched it on youtube and it gives the people of Serbia a bad name. Dont go anywhere near that trash. Well I didnt really watch it all, read some of the plot and fowarded the film a lot. Still totally sick.
     

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