What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. PSNELKE

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    The Internship - 120 minute Google advertisement. 2,5/10

    Insidious - Quite entertaining, though I must've missed the highly praised shock moments. I give up on horror films,
    some of them are entertaining but that's about it. Nothing scary about that genre. 6/10

    The Hurt Locker - Great war film. Enjoyed it thorughout. 8/10
     
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    Dr Strangelove with General Jack Ripper
     
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    Watched 15 minutes of Jack Reacher and gave up. Bloody awful.
     
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    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek - Crazy movie about a girl who goes for a farewell dance for soldiers, gets drunk and unconscious, later remembers she got married and finds out she is preg but can't remember who the husband is.

     
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    Miracle on 34th Street - delightful movie, wished they made more like this.
     
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    I watched a movie last night on Netflix called Assault on Wall Street (2013). It's about a blue collar guy from NYC who loses everything, literally, his job, wife, his house, etc... due to the financial crises. So he decides to exact revenge on the people responsible for the economy crises like the stock brokers, and CEO's. I was hoping for a little more action, but overall it was pretty good.
     
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    The Little Foxes (1941) - dir. by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis and Teresa Wright.

    Avaricious brothers and sisters fighting among one another. Nine Oscar nominations.
     
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    "Hearts of Darkness" and "A Fish Called Wanda," but Hearts of Darkness and A Fish Called Wanda also works. It depends upon how you view this forum.
     
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    Give it another go sometime. It's a pretty good movie actually. I liked it a lot. You definitely have to get farther than 15 to appreciate it.
     
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    "In Time"
    Original, memorable story. Well made and played.
    Plus, I thought Amanda Seyfried looked supa-hot as a cool short-haired redhead.
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    In time was really good. Excellent social commentary of the current day too. Basically how much money you have dictates how long you live. Not alot of original movies these days, Timberlake kills it imo.
     
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    I watched a movie on netflix called Lockout (2012) last night. It was alright.
     
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    Gravity, is was not "must see", so boring.
     
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    The Mask Jim Carrey, some of that stuff never gets old.
     
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    This week I have re-watched.

    The Hobbit.
    About a guy who goes on a journey with some surly bearded dudes.

    Danny Deckchair.
    About a guy who takes an outing in an aluminum chair powered by balloons.

    Buffalo Solders.
    Kinda like Breaking Bad except they eat burgers instead of using hazmat suits to protect them against the toxic fumes.
     
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    To Have and Have Not (1944) - Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

    Reminded me a lot of Casablanca which was a good feeling. Set in Martinique and the Vichy regime/French resistance.

    Bacall was 19 years old, and it was a tad hard imagining her falling for old Bogart. During the filming of the movie, a real life romance developed between the two and they got married. HB broke up with his third wife.

    Not too sure about the story of the movie. It's based on Hemingway's novel but a lot is altered. Plot seemed a little weak.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Have_and_Have_Not_(film)
     
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    "Everything must go"

    Not bad for a Will Ferrell movie, not bad.
     
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    Bogart was 44 at the time, a generation older than Bacall but still a tolerably vital age.
     
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    I had read the book so my expectations for this were very low but I came away entertained. It's not bad. If you liked it, I wonder how you'll like the book. For starters, Reacher is 6'4", 230lbs...
    Loved the cast and the first 30min of the film are very captivating. It tapers off a bit but I still think this is one underrated action/scifi/thriller type.
    Saw it. I officially hate Seaworld.
     
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    King's Row - Enjoyed it. Set in 1890. A bunch of children who grow up, their lives, and problems and how they stand by one another.

    Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan (also in The Man who came to Dinner) and Robert Cummings (also in Dial M for Murder).

    Strangely panned by critics of that time, and had a lot of problems with the Hays Code. Critics seemed to have found it depressing and grim, but I found it quite uplifting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Row
     
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    Good film. I just wished they would have told how it really happened. There is a doc on Netflix that has a lot of members of the crew telling what really happened. It's more interesting. A lot of the stuff Phillips is shown doing in the film, the crew actually did.

    Rush. A very good flick if you love racing.
     
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    All is Lost

    A film with a cast of exactly one person --- Redford lost at sea. He tries, but his facial expressions only give a limited insight here. A good effort.
     
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    Just got done watching Step Brothers for the idk how many times.

    Never gets old though.
     
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    I disagree that it was boring,I never lost interest. I do agree though,that it isn't as good as it's cracked up to be...
     
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    Seven Psychopaths, a love story
     
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    the counselor was awesome. very thought provoking about how far you would go for the ones you love.
     
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    I just watched "The Counselor" last night.
    Really bad movie, boring, and a huge waste of time.

    I am one who appreciates "weird", unusual movies, as long as they're well made. I watched most of David Lynch's work, and I used to be a fan of Tarantino's early movies.
    If this movie was an attempt to fall into the same category, well, it failed miserably. While at one end of the spectrum you have "Pulp Fiction" as a brilliant masterpiece, at the other end of the spectrum we have "The Counselor", a monumental failure of epic proportions.
    In a few words, the story makes little sense, the acting is so-so, and the characters are confusing.
    This movie can be a great example, in film school, of how not to do character development in a movie. While most characters in this movie are somewhat intriguing and potentially interesting, they are poorly introduced and developed. Many of them exhibit contradictory traits, leaving the viewer confused about what to make of them. For the first hour or so I found myself wondering "who are these people, and what are they doing in this movie?"

    Most of the movie is relatively boring. There was very little going on in the first 60min or so. A few people walked out of the theater about halfway into the movie.
    Oh, and there are a few long, boring, pretentious lectures where one character purportedly conveys to another some deep meaning of life or such, but it's all in fact just a bunch of nonsensical BS. Clearly whoever wrote this thing was going through some bad times, but if his goal was to write a good movie, then he desperately needs to go back to school. All you need for memorable characters and dialogue is Royale with Cheese.

    The casting was odd, too. Cameron Diaz did all she could, but the role did not suit her. Brad Pitt was unconvincing. Javier Bardem on the other hand showed once again some nice acting skills, but it was all just a waste of talent as far as this movie goes.

    Anyway, sorry for ranting, but this movie was SO BAD.
    I just saw another review of this movie, the reviewer was half-jokingly suggesting a class action lawsuit against the producers! It's that bad.
    Don't waste your time and money on this ****.
     
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    "Blackfish"

    Amazing film about the killer whales at Seaworld and how trainers have been killed as a result of the animals being badly treated and being traumatised as a result of being in captivity and being forced to do tricks all day long. For example, there's not a single reported death of human by a killer whale in the wild. Loads of 'talk heads' by ex-Seaword trainers.

    Reviews
    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blackfish_2013/
    Trailer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ou5DqfkZ8
     
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    Just came to Netflix and it's a bit terrifying. Not because China is eating us alive and is the #1 reason for falling standards of living[quality jobs] but because our leaders, at best, show total apathy and at worst have encouraged and enacted laws which permit them to do so.
    Globalization is truly a failing philosophy for the common man and there is zero indication that anything will improve.
    Was looking forward to this. Thanks for the warning.
     
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    Re-watched Cloud Atlas last night. Now that's an original piece of work SFAIK; certainly, with respect to large budget Hollywood flicks.

    Got about halfway through Jack Reacher. Not really a Cruise fan (The Last Samurai notwithstanding -- I thought he was excellent in that) but in spite of my not being convinced by what I've seen of Cruise so far in JR, I'm very interested in seeing how the movie resolves.
     
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    Just re watched the 6th sense for the first time in forever... Such a great movie. Such a twist, the first time I remember being like HOLY S***!!!

    Sad ending.
     
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    Troll 2 is the best movie of all time
     
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    HA!

    Troll's got NOTHING on Gymkata! Best movie ever!
     
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    That Brad Pitt movie where he defeat zombies.
    Recommend it :)
     
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    Horrible disservice to the book. Usually the case but too bad..
     
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    Just saw the trailer for Gymkata on youtube...
    And I was shocked at the sheer level of epic awesomeness involved. That movie is totally hardcore badass. :cool:
    It does have a great case to be the GOAT of all movies.
     
  40. Wim

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    It is not my favorite movie.. But I liked it.
     
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    A movie I have seen regularly is: Another Earth.
    Fantastic movie. It is with Brit Marling who also made the movie with a another guy. Kind of a sci fi, but not really that either.
    Really impressive script, plot.
    Low budget, but well made.

    The East: About extreme group who tries to save the planet from enviromental hazards and that kind of stuff.
    With Brit Marling, Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Ellen Page.
    Also a well made movie.
     
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    Prisoners was a pretty good movie. It had a lot of twists and turns, and was very good at keeping you captivated throughout the film.
     
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    The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) - interesting and sad riches to rags story of a wealthy family. directed by Orson Welles, starring Joseph Cotten, Anne Baxter (also in All About Eve).

    Based on Pulitzer prize winning 1918 novel by Booth Tarkington.
     
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    Gravity in 3D - Weak story, but nice effects and fairly fast paced with decent surprises.
     
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    I've heard good things, definitely gotta watch it.
     
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    Ok, I did the kneejerk "nothing could POSSIBLY be better than Gymkata".

    But I took a look at troll two and at least saw the "oh God" scene.

    Man what a movie!! I can see why it is a candidate. The acting is first rate and hard to match. Though I HAVE to give Gymkata the nod in a close close fight. Its just that it is older and CLEARLY inspired Troll 2.

    Here is a scene that Troll 2 really benefited from and well probably stole a TON of elements from:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igdrMKCukEs

    I have cleared my calendar to watch Troll 2 and then Gymkata. If I survive I will let you know if things have changed.
     
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    I'm not going to lie to you that Village of the Crazies scene did scare me a little bit, with the dog drinking blood and that one dude with the two faces who tried to kill our hero with the perfect mullet...That was some top notch cinema!

    I've given it some thought and I think that Gymkata does deserve to be the GOAT of Movies, and Troll 2 finishes in a close second. I mean you can't argue with a man who's perfectly combined the delicate timing of Gymnastics with the killer force of Karate to create the new ultimate martial art technique. And if I ever have a spare Hour and Thirty minutes to myself, I'll definitely watch this fantastic masterpiece in all it's glorious entirety!
     
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    "Amadeus"- a good film depicting the hyperbolic relationship between Mozart and Salieri.
     
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    Pommel Horse in the town square? Crazy town
     
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    Isn't it an adaption from a book?
     

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