What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. stringertom

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    Just watched Intolerable Cruelty for about the sixth time...still as funny as ever with the added bonus of eye candy (Zeta-Jones for me, Clooney for the gals). Still think Cedric the Entertainer has the best line with his "If you want tact, hire a tactician; if you want to nail his ***, hire Gus Petch!"
     
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    I watched Black Limousine.

    I was completely enthralled for the whole movie. It's an imperfect movie which not everybody will like, but it's very original. I hate predictable movies (around 99% of anything that comes out these days).

    David Arquette is great as he usually is, playing himself.

    Don't watch the trailer if you plan on watching the movie, as it gives out too many things.
     
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    You got me intrigued.....
     
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    If you like original movies with likeable antiheroes go for it, you won't regret it. And don't watch the trailer because it will spoil it.

    The DVD retails for less than $4.00 in Amazon.
     
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    Also recently went to see: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty I actually quite enjoyed it. Ben Stiller can do serious and funny mixed together. Nice movie. I now want to visit Iceland and Greenland!
     
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    Get Carter - sadly I got the 2000 version with Stallone which was so-so. I think it was the 1971 version that I should have got.
     
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    Funny thing is (at least as portrayed on screen) how Victor Kershaw just wouldn't die.
     
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    Michael Caine was in the 70s version
     
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    He also was a supporting character in the re-make. Shameful, shameful appearance..
     
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    Caine was in both, i think the lead role in the 71 version, and a tiny side role in the 2000 remake, I saw his name in the 2000 one and thought that this is the classic one, that is supposed to one of the best British movies of all time (acco to various lists).

    I never warmed up to Stallone frankly.

    Saw Bale's The Machinist. Insomniac who becomes delusional -- I get freaked out by such movies, lol.
    Bale starved himself for 4 months (living on one cup of black coffee and an apple a day) till he got down to 120 pounds. He looks awful and sickly in this movie. After that he bulked up for TDK series.

    I saw another movie some months ago, in which Kevin Bacon lost a lot of weight to portray a US pilot who gets shot down somewhere in the Far East and is held prisoner.
     
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    Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
     
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    Inside Llewyn Davis

    The humanist-as-misanthrope contradiction, courtesy of the Coen Brothers. It happened to Woody and it may be happening to the Coens -- you get older and the tone of your films starts to turn darker.
     
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    Pacific Rim - totally sucked, weak or no plot, effects were non-existent. Everything was shown in such closeup that one could not get an idea of scale.
    It was just some dumb fighting.

    Even crap movies like 2012 had much better effects. Real Steel had much better fighting. I really don't know what this stupid movie brings to the table.
     
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    I saw The Machinist a while back. Good movie. Bale certainly looks almost like a concentration camp survivor in that one.

    I saw Upside Down. Great SciFi/Fantasy flick. It's about a love story between two people living in a planetary system of 2 planets with opposing gravity forces. It sounds contrived but it is very well done. 3.75/5 stars, would watch again.
     
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    For a movie with Pacific in the title you sound oddly combative. Calm down, bro. :)
     
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    You are insane man. Seriously. Pacific Rim looked incredible. Is the storyline a mindblower? No it is not, but it is very cool anyway.

    I haven't seen visuals like that before in a comic book style movie.

    Anyone who liked Starship Troopers will enjoy Pacific Rim. Not every movie has to be an art house smash for me to enjoy it.

    I voted this and Place Beyond the Pines as my favorite summer movies.

    Got a copy of Black Limousine. Hope to watch it this week.
     
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    I need to check this out since I watch all their movies and think they are some of the best filmmakers alive.

    Is this a really dark and depressing movie? Just curious so I know going in.

    Barton Fink really blew me away when I first saw it. I mean, who else can make a movie like that?
     
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    Good for you, man. If you hate it I'll buy it from you at cost.
     
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    The Coen Brothers are definitely (along with a few other people like Allen, Eastwood, Scorsese, and Aronofsky) some of the best filmmakers alive. I haven't seen a bad movie from them yet.
     
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    Place Beyond the Pines, two thumbs up!
     
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    Maybe you saw PR on a large screen or 3 d or something. I saw it on my flat screen. btw, i am not into art-house movies, so that was not my expectation.
    Had they shown some bird's eye views of the fights between the kaiju and hunters, that would have given a good idea of the size of these creatures, it could have been a breathtaking sight. However, they did not. They never even properly showed those creatures.

    But I guess we have our own tastes. Someone here recommended The Avengers and i could not get beyond an hour of it. Then there was that new star trek movie that I struggled to get through (into the darkness) I kept waiting for something to happen ... Guess it is an individual thing.
     
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    Catching Fire. Way better than the first and exceeded my expectations.
     
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    Elysium - so-so usual dystopian sci-fi flick that deals more with sociological issue of over-population at around 2154. There is a spaceship in orbit for the very affluent (houses have their own swimming pools and even a tennis court !!) but don't get into the science of it. Don't ask how the oxygen or atmosphere stays onto the open spaceship. The movie doesn't show Elysium in detail or pause over landscapes, it quickly pans across :(

    I have a feeling that the end creates more problems than it actually solves.
     
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    Ah you are back from exile :), MN.
    Welcome back.
     
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    Barton Fink is the one Coen bros movie I never liked. If you liked Blood Simple (and how can you not?), check out a 2008 Danish film, Terribly Happy.
     
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    I can agree about Star Trek. It was ok, somewhat entertaining, but didn't blow my mind.

    Avengers was cool but also not a mind blowing movie to me.

    Something about pacific rim, just how it was done seemed so much more legit. It had a lot more grit to it, and the scale didn't bother me. I normally hate special effects based movies, but this one blew my mind. Saw it on big screen and rewatched on blue ray at my place last week.

    The new Wolves of Wall Street movie is more what I get excited for. I prefer those types of movies to summer blockbusters, but Pacific Rim grabbed me anyway.
     
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    No, the film is not at all depressing. It's just much darker and more somber than items like "Raising Arizona" or "The Big Lebowski," more introspective.
     
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    Thanks man :D
     
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    I loved Startship Troopers but thought Pacific Rim was one of the worst films I've seen in years. I am totally with Sentinel on this one. I wasn't impressed visually since so much of it was a fast-moving blur - which is the easy way to do CGI.

    Startship Troopers was great because it was a heavy pastiche of American politics, media, the military-industrial complex etc which many people didn't quite realise the subtlety of. Pacific Rim was just a blur and terribly storyline aimed primarily at teenage males imo. I was very unimpressed by it -as much as I was the 2nd and 3rd Transformer films.

    There's actually a really good article on Startship Troopers from Nov which is worth reading. > http://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...of-the-most-misunderstood-movies-ever/281236/
     
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    Ok great, Im going to check it out for sure.


    Great link. I disagree about the Rim though. I have seen way worse movies, and actually thought it was great, but I have posted my opinion enough.
     
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    I saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on the weekend.

    It was very good imo and the dragon (Smaug) was amazingly well done - some of the best CGI you will ever see. Sadly, we have to wait a year for the final instalment.
     
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    I saw Gravity. Could have been far better had they not gone for dumb and cliched dialogues.
     
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    Just saw Muriel's Wedding this afternoon on Showcase. It was made in '94 and I didn't even recognize Toni Collette as Muriel. I read she put 40 pounds on for the role so that camouflaged her a bit but the hair and coloring was so different too. The movie was fun but nothing extremely interesting other than the heavily loaded ABBA soundtrack. Australia was picturesque.
     
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    Watched The Fourth Kind. 3/5 stars. Pretty scary at times, but not too great.

    Also watched Out of the Blue (UFO documentary from 2002). Great film, excellent material with a lot of highly credible witnesses. 4.25/5 stars.
     
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    Invictus - liked it. Morgan is a wonderful actor.
     
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    Nixon (1995) - Very interesting even though I know zilch about US politics. Liked Hopkins a lot. However, Nixon in Frost/Nixon seems like a very witty, suave chap whereas here he doesn't seem so. He is often at a loss against Kennedy. Very touching human/family angle shown here.
     
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    The Iron Lady - Meryl Streep (Best Actress), and Best Makeup. Sad, the part of MT's dementia and hallucinations. The husband is a really funny chap, especially in the hallucinations. Her children did not like the movie, and she never saw it. Her wikipedia entry only talks of her strokes, not of dementia.
     
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    Brokeback mountain, it's not new but i never watched before, i heard it was a good movie and indeed i like it, usually seeing 2 guys kiss each other makes me feel not good but the acting is so good in this movie, i thought it was a magnificent movie, very touching. Recommended if you have't watched it yet.

    And another movie is "Prisoners" (with same actor as Brokeback mountain :) + Hugh Jackman): very good stuff, thrilling
     
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    If you liked it, try Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
     
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    I heard this movie is really intense. I am checking it out for sure.
     
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    Thor Dark World, loved it loved it. Tom Hiddleston is amazing and makes that who franchise millions on his own.
     
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    JFK - very interesting. 3:20 hours and not one boring minute.
    Directed by Oliver Stone. Starring Kevin Costner.
     
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    My view is that Oswald wanted to prove himself to Cubans and Soviets, who viewed him as unstable and wanted nothing to do with him. Much of the speculation in the Stone film is beyond implausible.

    It is true that CIA's anti-Castro efforts had ties with mafia figures connected to Oswald and Ruby. If there was any conspiracy, it was probably to hide these connections, which are now well documented, but were far more than embarrassing and at the time.
     
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    Did you have a chance to watch Black Limousine yet?
     
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    J. Edgar (2011) - Interesting. Leo Di Caprio. Dir by Clint Eastwood.

    But focusses too much on his relationship with Tolson showing them as gay. I read that this is hearsay, there is no conclusive proof that they had a relationship or that JEH was gay. Thus, all that fictionalization of their relationship was a bit surprising.

    What about Black Limo ?

    I have downloaded some movies you recommended but it'll take time to get around to seeing them. Idiocracy, Shadowlands, Upside Down and Spy Game.
     
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    This is the primary reason why I didn't watch the film. I wonder if Eastwood had any creative control at all..

    I guess the producers, writers, and film studio are the ones to blame.
     
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    No but i just got it, so i will watch asap
     
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    That is the same discomfort I had with The Iron Lady. (I know nothing about Maggie other than the her wiki page and the wiki page of the movie.) Her wiki page said she had two strokes. The movie page talks of dementia. The movie goes into great details on hallucinations with her husband joking around.

    I found the hallucinations very funny but also felt that something as sensitive as mental illness or dementia should not be fictionalized to this extent -- unless you have stories from close relatives or records of some sort of the hallucinations. Her children certainly were not a part of the movie's process, nor could doctor's records have been available (she was alive when it was made).

    Even if she was diagnosed with dementia, that does not imply hallucinations.
     

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