What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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    Dead of Night (1945) - interesting story about a man who sees upcoming events in a dream. Has several interesting sub-plots including one of a ventriloquist and his dummy.

    Acco to wikipedia:
     
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    Bad Grandpa: 10/10
     
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    Warrior (2011) - Tom Hardy looked freaking HUGE for such a short dude. Solid movie, though the end was kinda ridiculous.
     
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    Yup, he's also there in Lawless and possibly Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

    Rope (1948, Hitchcock). Two brilliant young men plan a perfect murder just for the thrill of it. It was shot as one "continuous shot", no jumps or breaks to give it suspense.

    What's disturbing is the actual crime it was based on: a murder committed by (two brilliant kids coming from wealthy, influential families,) Leopold and Loeb of a 14 year cousin. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/criminal-minds.html?c=y&story=fullstory
     
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    The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) - interesting comedy about a bank heist. Alec Guiness. Nice to see with the family.
     
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    Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) - directed by Preston Sturges, funny pic about a returning marine who gets a hero's welcome by his town. Has some of the same actors as Miracle of Morgan Creek.

    Enjoyed.

     
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    Pretty good.
    Every new zombie these days is based on the 28 Days Later zombie. All of them.
     
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    Penelope Cruz in Broken Embraces. It got great reviews but I gave up on it since its way too soap opearish to me.
     
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    Harvey (James Stewart) - fun movie about an eccentric man who has as a friend and companion, a pooka (a six foot rabbit) that is visible only to a few.
     
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    Olympus has Fallen

    Formulaic, but entertaining. High body count. 6/10
     
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    Side Effect with Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta Jones...... has a low, athmospheric feel to it, leads up to a great ending. It's on Netflix.
     
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    ^^ yes, this one starts out like a generic drug company drama but goes in a completely different direction eventually; quite surprising.
     
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    I'd definately recommend it. Thought the movie sucked, but the last 30-45 minutes totally made up for it. Surprising end.
     
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    The slow atmosphere gets you in the beginning until you realize it was going somewhere else. Jude Law was very good in this.
     
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    Into The West (1992) with Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin. Set and shot in Ireland, it's a tale of two young brothers and a very special white stallion who takes the boys on an odyssey James Joyce would be envious of.
     
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    The Counselor

    Cormac McCarthy, who wrote "No Country for Old Men," now gives us no country for young men, and the result is similar: unsavory men do business with each other, and injury ensues. Ridley Scott directs, well made and diverting.
     
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    The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - (d by Vittorio de Sica). I can't say I really got it. It's about Italian Jews and the time when laws came in to segregate them, and some were sent off to Dachau. The complicated romances seemed to overwhelm the movie.

    The FC's are wealthy, cultured and influential Jews, living in a huge estate with their own private tennis court. The gardens are lovely and I kept thinking how nice it would be to run in them. For quite some time they are unaffected by the problems ordinary Jews are facing due to their money and influence. Barred from public tennis courts, some Jewish kids come to play in their walled estate. It seems they hope to remain untouched by the what is happening in neighbouring countries. The garden has trees that are centuries old, and its seems that this place holds out to all the changes happening externally.

    But in the end the FC's to have to face the same fate as the others.


    Saw this a couple months back and may have posted about it here. Did you see Limitless ?

    An animal ? Sound like the kinda movie I'd love.
     
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    Limitless was great, imo. The story was pretty interesting and Cooper did a great job along Robert de Niro. Well worth seeing, more than once.
     
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    The Shop Around the Corner (1940) - delightful old-time movie. James Steward and Frank Morgan. Remade as You've got Mail.
     
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    Limitless was the best Saturday night popcorn flick in a while.
     
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    Sergeant York (1941, Howard Hawks). Biographical movie of a highly decoration American soldier during the first world war. Also deals with the dilemma faced by a man between his beliefs (not killing) and his duty to his country (going to war).

    Gary Cooper plays Alvin York and won an Oscar for Best Actor. Read that there's an Alvin York Highway in Tennessee. There are deviations from what happened, it seems. York was not a conscientious objector to war, and he did not get the tumultuous welcome that is shown. He had quite a hard time after returning and had to rely on charity to get his house finished.

    I enjoyed the movie.
     
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    Funny enough i saw that classic last week . Its a good movie imo.
    In what way did you like it?
     
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    I like how some of the older movies focus on human values. I liked seeing the change in York when he becomes a humbler person, and how people's reactions to him change as a result. I've seen that happen in real life.

    I also liked the part of him facing the dilemma of not killing against going to war. It was nice to see how the army superiors respect his views and support him in finding an answer.
     
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    Just watched 4 movies on my flight from LAX to Shanghai:
    - grow ups 2, entertaining, but blah overall. Would not watch it again.
    - Jobs, I liked it. Ashton did well. Worth watching.
    - Blue Jasmine, entertaining, pretty good
    - The Heat, fun, Bullock is her usual, the other one is hilarious

    On my way back (Sunday) plan to see:
    - Now you see me
     
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    Undefeated, story of Manassas HS football.
     
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    Mumford

    From the late 90s, a psychologist sets up shop in a rural town and starts to collect followers; has a kind of metaphorical Jesus-saga vibe to it, surprisingly TV-grade considering that Lawrence Kasdan directed.
     
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    Someone here suggested these movies to me:

    Hud (1963) - Paul Newman. Nice but sad movie about a black-sheep in an otherwise good family. Won 3 Oscars (best actress for Patricia Neal, and supporting actor for Hud's father). Hud comes from a family of principled people, but he just doesn't get it.

    The Cincinnati Kid - Steve McQueen. I don't follow stud poker but it was still quite interesting. The Hustler is supposed to be a much better movie than this one, will catch it shortly.

    ok, ronaldo recommended them, thanks !
     
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    Marty (1955) is a very enjoyable movie. Ernest Borgnine won the best actor, and the film got the best picture that year. It's about regular guys like the rest of us who get brushed off by girls :), "dogs" as they are called in the movie. It's brutally honest about how we judge people by their looks, everyone is calling the girl "a dog", even Marty's mother says she isn't good looking.

    EB was there in From Here to Eternity too as the sadistic sergeant who beats up Frank Sinatra.
     
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    I've seen it before, but I recently watched "Lost in Translation" again.
     
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    Kill Your Darlings

    Despite the gruesome title, the film is mostly a sweet and enlightening look at poet Allen Ginsberg and others of the Beat generation as they came of age in college. Solid and well acted.
     
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    World War Z, aight, it's no Andromeda Strain, eh?
     
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    Yep, just watched that on my flight from Shanghai to Tokyo -- OK, intense, action...and that is it...
     
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    Just saw Last Vegas today.
    Amusing, better than expected.
    And plenty of boobs in this movie to compensate for the four old guys, and keep a younger audience entertained as well.
     
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    Def not the Walking Dead in that flick
     
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    Hopefully old or boobs
     
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    Diner

    caught this classic again on Sundance Channel last night, terrific first film by Barry Levinson, the "popcorn scene" remains one of the most memorable in all of cinema.
     
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    The Hustler - Paul Newman. Pool hustling and the dangers. The Color of Money is a sequel to this.

    The Treasure of Sierra Madre - Bogart. Three Americans go to Mexico to dig for gold. Bandidos, Federales and human nature. (Robert Blake of In Cold Blood has a role as a kid selling lottery tickets)

    Both very interesting movies.
     
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    Saw 'Gravity' last night in 3D. Hollywood does Terence Mallick. Probably the first film I've seen that's better in 3D than 2D.
     
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    Dislike Badlands?
     
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    ^ Haven't actually seen it. Suppose I should clarify that my mention of Malick was more in relation to his imagery in films like Tree of Life, Thin Red Line etc and themes of the meaning of life, universe etc. Gravity was an imperfect film but for a mainstream Hollywood film it was pretty bold and some of the visuals were terrific.
     
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    Delivery Man, sneak preview, Seeitfirst
     
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    Thanks for this tip, Stringer. Saw Victor Victoria last night and it was fun. I really liked Julie Andrews and her voice/accent. I hope to get more of her movies. I also loved that smooth, lilting music at the beginning and end. What is it, and what is that sweet instrument ?
     
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    Stand Up Guys. Had low expectations, but was looking forward to Pacino, Walken and Arkin play off each other. The script was pathetically weak though. Bad movie.
     
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    Boys Town (1938 )8) - starring a young Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. Biographical film about a Father Flanagan who founds and runs a home for delinquent kids. Interesting movie. Tracy won the Best Actor award for this.
     
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    There is a sequel
     
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    Gravity. Stunning visuals and a breathtaking single-continuous-shot opening scene, but even more impressive for me was the sound. True to form that sound doesn't travel through space, but if you're drilling into a satellite in space it will travel through your suit, and the muffled sound effects really sold that illusion.
     
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    The Thomas Crown Affair - Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway version. A bit weak on plot.

    Will see if i can download it. Men from/of Boys Town.
     
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    The version with Peirce Brosnon and Renee Russo (1999) is fantastic. A must see if you like heist movies. One of my favorites right up there with Oceans 11 (another great remake).
     
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    Just watched Flight. Good movie. Denzel is the man (as usual).
     

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