What was the last movie you watched?

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    If you want to watch a Depp movie, try Blow (about the drug trade) or Public Enemy (about John Dillinger). I am not a Depp fan, though.
     
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    Le Doulos (1962, Jean-Paul Melville). This film precedes Le Cercle Rouge and Le Samourai.

    Gangsters, trenchcoats, fedoras, pretty complicated plot, friendship among gangsters, informers. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo (reminds me a lot of Roy Scheider) and another chap who looks like Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean.

    Next is probably http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_deuxième_souffle_(1966_film)
     
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    Le deuxième souffle - (1966) Jean-Paul Melville.

    Escaped gangster goes in for one last caper. Very interesting. Melville's last B&W film.
     
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    Classic Film, I really enjoyed it. It had a great Ragtime soundtrack that helped start a Ragtime revival, but technically since the film was set in the 1930's, a Ragtime soundtrack is historically inaccurate.

    I saw "The Room" yesterday with all my friends and I was stunned. I've never in my entire life seen a movie so amazing. It's a real shame it took me so long to see it.
    Acting = Oscar Worthy. Tommy Wiseau has a great supporting cast to back him up
    Plot = The plot twists are sick and leave you at the edge of your seat desperately wanting to know more
    Camera Work/Special Effects = Jaw-Droppingly stunning. You really get to know how San Francisco looks.
    Soundtrack = 10/10! The smooth Jazz soundtrack sets the mood for all the tantalizingly sexy love scenes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwrRkOSIoLs

    Tommy Wiseau truly gives us a Masterpiece. It's not everyday you see someone who writes the story, produces it, directs it, and is the main star in it! Of course Tommy Wiseau can easily pull this off, because he is a genius, and a sex symbol. I want to thank Tommy Wiseau from the bottom of my heart for giving us this wonderful film. It has inspired me to play football more often, and to never ever trust those close to me. If only more people would love each other, the world would be a better place...:cry:
     
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    Ever watch Ragtime with James Cagney?
     
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    The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones

    (I prefer the whole HP thing)
     
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    Yes I have, I remember I wanted to see it once I got finished reading the book. It dragged on at times, but still a very good film. I'll always have fond memories of the Evelyn Nesbit (Elizabeth Mcgovern) nudity scene :smile: But the great James Cagney did a marvelous job as the Police Commissioner in what may have been his last film...I think the Film itself was pretty popular with the critics and was nominated for a lot of awards.
     
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    I watched the Lone Ranger, and apart from it being a bit long, I thought it was good. The ending is fantastic. Also this film made Quentin Tarantino's top 10 movies of the year. If anyone hasn't watched it yet, I would recommend it.
     
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    Saw Fires on the Plain (Nobi, Japanese move, Koni Ichigawa) last night. Extremely interesting, and very, very bleak. I've seen dozens of holocaust and war movies, but I can't remember seeing anything like this ... to see what starvation can do to a man.

    A lot of Japanese movies of the earlier centuries do have famine and starvation as part of the theme one way or another.
     
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    Only the good die young?
     
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    Premium Rush, love this fun bicycle flick. 31 million gross is so undeserving.
     
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    Lots of fun, I agree.
     
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    12 years a slave...8/10

    Powerful acting from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.

    Brad Pitt's introduction was awkward, didn't fit in at all for me. Would have preferred Benedict Cumberbatch to have a bigger role.
     
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    August: Osage County - Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts

    Very intense, about an old woman with cancer and drug addiction (seemed like dementia to me). I'd recommend it to anyone who has old parents.
     
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    Jack Buys a Boat
    Directed and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman

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    Is this the sequel to Jack sells his house ?
     
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    Wolf of Wall Street

    .....and the Oscar for best achievement in film editing goes to...someone else.
     
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    Just finished Last Vegas. Seems Hollywood is too keen (or maybe it is just a trend)...with seasoned actors/actresses the last couple years.
     
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    Oh my, I loved that actor

    :( :( :(
     
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    Watched Psycho last night. Had only seen the remake. Damn, it's just so good.
     
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    Saw The Artist a couple days back. Loved it.

    I suppose if you don't like old B&W movies, this may not make much sense to you. It's about the transition from silent to talkies. Just like the wonderful musical Singin in the Rain. Coincidentally, Jean Dujardin looks very much like Gene Kelly who was in SITR. The dog Uggie is of course excellent, but then i am a dogt.a.r.d :)

    Also, saw Hugo, which I loved, too. Ben Kingsley.

    Hugo and The Artist (like SITR) are two movies that I could watch every year.

    I was thinking that movies like Artist make me realize how much can be done without words. Maybe they should have more silence in movies.

    Take Le Samourai for example. There's almost nothing spoken in the first 15 minutes, and there's no need to.

    Contagion sucked. Yet another virus outbreak movie.

    The Academy must be full of old nostalgic degenerates like me :D who like movies about movies, and movies about the old times.
     
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    Saw 25th hour, cried.
     
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    Is that the one in which Federer wins his 25th Slam ?

    Not a dry eye in the whole universe :D
     
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    Dallas Buyer's Club - Excellent movie. Great acting, very fascinating story.

    The Escape - Horrible acting, horrible soundtrack. Story is interesting, but this was tough to watch.
     
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    HAHAHAHA. :)
     
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    I will watch it soon, as I seem to fit the target audience perfectly. ;)

    Or at least I'll claim that Sunset Boulevard is one of my all time favorite movies, and it seems to share some of the themes with The Artist.
     
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    Thank you for the Dallas Buyers Club recommendation. I should watch it soon.

    Regarding movies NOT to watch, avoid Fire With Fire as the plague. Crap movie. Supposedly an action movie/thriller, but it sucks completely.

    Vincent d'Onnofrio plays one of the most ridiculous villains in recent memory. A white supremacist with an Irish last name who seems to talk like a black gangsta.

    Also, the last scene was so corny and so obvious that I almost threw up. Do not watch this movie.
     
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    Fargo - Coen brothers. Frances McDormand was really funny and won Best Actress.

    A kidnapping and a lot of other things.
     
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    Last Days on Mars - trash, waste of 1:45 hours.

    SPOILER ALERT:

    Its yet another zombie movie.

    Boogie Nights - (Paul Thomas Anderson) touching film about a rising pooorn star played by Wahlberg. Has Burt Reynolds and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
     
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    how did you like the infamous wood chipper scene?
     
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    Very cute.

    I would love to say more, but Power_Player will charge me with a Spoiler Violation ;)
     
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    'Your turn' or its your turn - something like that...

    disguntingly horrible!!!
     
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    what about that new space movie with Harrison ford ?? is that a great movie ??
     
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    hahaha well played.


    On the note of bizarre dark humor, I watched 'Pulp Fiction' again last night. That movie never gets old. Plus I watched it with Tarantino's commentary. Literally EVERY single thing you see in the movie was placed there as a reference to something else. As an enjoyer of good film, I feel like this is becoming a lost art, like so much in film is just thrown in. He clearly thinks very thoroughly about every word that is uttered, or every poster on the wall. Very interesting, would reccomend.

    It talked a bit about what's in the suitcase which spoiler alert:

    You never find out, though he makes reference to it being Marcus's soul
     
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    Can you give me a name at least ?
     
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    I was watching 25th Hour last night, wondering which part made monfed cry. Finally at the scene of the friends under the bridge, I thought "Yes, this is where he cried". But later i wondered whether it was during the last five or ten minutes.

    Very nice and interesting film about the last day of a convict's life. Good job by Ed Norton. PS Hoffman has a supporting role in it.
     
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    I am itching to watch Pulp Fiction again*, but one of my movie drives has crashed. I shall have to wait a couple weeks to get another copy of that.

    * due to it getting mentioned everywhere including a dedicated thread.
     
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    Tarantino should have a thread. His work is amazing. I got into his movies when I saw Kill Bill back in the day for the action, then as I started appreciating film I started realizing how creative and detail oriented he really is. He is an amazing story teller. Now that I'm a bit older I absolutely love his humor as well as the action. Django and Inglorious *******s are easily two of my favorite movies. Django was hilarrrriioousss. Jamie Foxx was teriffic and was very funny but Christoph Waltz stole the show just as he did in Inglorious *******s. Just an amazing actor, his delivery of lines just makes me want to listen to every sylable. The chemistry he and Foxx had was really fun to watch.
     
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    Capote - Phillip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote. The movie is about the period when Capote was working on his novel In Cold Blood.

    Perhaps PSH does a good job in portraying Capote who was gay, and talked in a high pitched voice and had certain mannerisms. However, IMO his behavior seemed to overpower the film. It seems to be more about Capote having a teenage crush on a convict. Capote comes across almost as pathetic and stupid in several scenes - is this really how he was ? I suppose so, since Harper Lee gives him that look when he behaves petulantly.

    I am almost reminded now of that 15 year old kid (Hermie?) in Summer of '42 rehearsing silly lines to say to Jennifer ("Laughter becomes you").

    Do 40-year old gay people really introduce themselves to a police chief and point out that their scarf is from "Bergdorf"! LOL, the police chief gives him a good retort a little later !

    My concerns are more about how the movie negatively portrays Capote as being childish (besides of course self-centred). I am sort of confused as to what the movie was really about.
     
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    Yes, he's probably the only one in anime that invites favorable (mainstream) comparisons with the big names in good old live-action films, and for good reason. (Though highly entertaining most of anime is juvenile junk best consumed by teenagers.) Having said that I've never been a big fan of Miyazaki's, for the same reason that I've never "got" the appeal of The Wizard of Oz. Make of that what you will. :twisted:

    If you're still interested in anime there's one other name I recommend: Satoshi Kon, for my money the most talented animator of his generation who unfortunately succumbed to cancer in 2010. Though he left behind a very small oeuvre as a director (just 4 feature films and a TV series) all of them are worth viewing, even his least successful (final) feature Papr!ka (had to substitute for the "i" there). If you must pick just one of Kon's works make it Millennium Actress, a gorgeous portrait of the aging eponymous actress' life vs. cinema (you can see I dig this theme a lot).



    It actually is a comedy, or rather a farce about a game played by the contestants which of course is supposed to be a microcosm of the whole ludicrous world. The real joke is in that these participants aren't playing the same game, but like you I never really got the joke myself.

    Yes, it's told in a matter-of-fact way, and it's this very banality that gives the film such visceral power. Ichikawa simply refuses to romanticize the subject here, unlike in his other celebrated but less successful war film Burmese Harp.

    Speaking of which I'm guessing you've already seen Grave of the Fireflies, given your familiarity with Miyazaki's biggies. What about Barefoot Gen (the animated version, obviously, not the live-action one)? This movie (one of the many based on the Hiroshima bombing) is not a classic on par with Grave and the animation itself has dated to say the least, but it still features perhaps the single most devastating scene in all of anime. (I won't post spoilers, but this predictably happens shortly after the bombing.)
     
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    Saw Nebrasca. It was about a son who (sort of) rises above the miserable world and miserable people he is surrounded by and tries to do the (sort of) right thing for his (sort of) senile father. Basically, the experience barely rose above listining to someone describe their hernia operation- for an hour and a half.
     
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    Nymphomaniac, some of my "cool" friends couldn't wait to see it ( they actually thought it was some kind of Hollywood sexy movie made for under 12's who didn't even start high school yet, eventually with a apple pie on the genitals scene :lol: ). I saw other Lars von Trier movies, the didn't!
    Surprise, *****es!
     
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    Requiem for a dream. 10/10, most depressing movie I've ever seen and trust me I've seen plenty of those sick puppies.
     
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    Should be made a compulsory view for anyone who is a drug addict. If that don't stop them,nothing will.

    Godfather Part 2,brilliant. I prefer it to the original
     

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