What was the last movie you watched?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by jamesblakefan#1, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. fundrazer

    fundrazer Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,705
    I'm not sure if there's a bit of trolling going on here or what. First sentinel claims the recent Godzilla has nothing on the terrible one, and then fena says American Hustle was bad.

    Lately I've watched Ninja Assassins (I lol'd multiple times at how stupid this was. It basically fits sent's description for Z nation, but the cgi blood was kind of bad), and then today I watched some of Jeremiah Johnson and the original True Grit.

    I'm a bit disappointed that IFC was taken off of our cable plan. Today I've missed both of the Conan the Barbarian movies AND Army of Darkness because we no longer get the channel.
     
  2. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    6,125
    Location:
    England
    Not at all, each to their own. We have a long running TV series over here called Hustle, which is a comedy drama where they pull of a long con on someone. The pace is fast, you're constantly guessing what they're up to and it's a great hour of TV.

    American Hustle was slow, predictable, had alot of filler and wasn't worthy of a running time of 2 hours + imo. The acting was good, the story just didn't engage me.

    It's a shame because i've been looking forward to seeing it for awhile now, it just didn't live up to my expectations. I watched the Wolf of Wall Street on Thursday, now that I did enjoy!
     
  3. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    652
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    Am I the only person on this board that watches FX's The Bridge?
    I hope it gets a 3rd season, I hear ratings are awful.
    Its my weekly escape to the Southwest via TV.
     
  4. pmata814

    pmata814 Professional

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,205

    I LOVED the first season. But after watching the first couple episodes of this new season i didn't like where they were taking the show so i stopped watching.
     
  5. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    All is Lost (2013) - Robert Redford all alone in the Indian Ocean -- just one actor in the movie. Everything goes wrong one after the other.
    I liked it. It's almost like a documentary, btw, there's no humor or "drama", or sentimentality, there's no family shown waiting for him, no army trying to save him ... just him all alone and lost in the ocean.

    It does not seem to be a true story, but I am sure many hundreds have died this way.
     
  6. Knife

    Knife Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    481
    Location:
    Court A
    Saw Jack Reacher yesterday, I'm now a big fan of Rosamund Pike. :grin:
     
  7. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    Harold and Maude (1971) - I laughed a lot. Interesting but was panned by the critics.

    The boy Harold reminds me a lot of the new Sherlock character (with the long name) and the Uncle looks very much like Sherlock's brother (I think they could be the same person, except that this was a 1971 movie).
     
  8. Midaso240

    Midaso240 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    2,317
    It's been re-evaluated as a cult classic. I thought it was good,but not really my sort of thing.

    Wonder Boys(2000). Always liked this film
     
  9. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era

    I've just got hooked onto The Walking Dead (just seen 5 episodes of Season 1 since yesterday).

    Phew !!! Well done. Better than The Strain.
     
  10. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    652
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    Gotham was very good last night. The female who plays the future catwoman is 15 years old! Wow, online pics she looks 20-25 years old to me. Supermodel face.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2014
  11. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    ... And Justice for All (1979) - Al Pacino.
     
  12. Poisoned Slice

    Poisoned Slice Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    7,941
    Location:
    EB Northern Ireland
    She reminds me of Simona Halep a bit. Must be the eyes. Yeah, I thought she was older than 15.

    I watched Gotham as well. I think I'm going to enjoy this.
     
  13. MichaelNadal

    MichaelNadal Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    37,679
    Location:
    Calexico Highway
    Slicester, where/how did you watch btw?
     
  14. Poisoned Slice

    Poisoned Slice Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    7,941
    Location:
    EB Northern Ireland
    I sent you a message on yahoo about it. :)
     
  15. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    16,570
    Her arched eyebrows. A talented razor for sure.
     
  16. The Green Mile

    The Green Mile G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    14,644
    Location:
    Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
    Yes! I am looking foward to this! Glad to hear it was good (especially from the tough critic acura9927) ;)
     
  17. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    Heart and Souls (1993) interesting comedy, Robert Downey Jr, about a boy/man and four guardian angels who are back for some unfinished work.


    ..
     
  18. magnut

    magnut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,737
    Your out of Order!

    i like that film too. its kind of strange and quirky. then in the end all hell breaks loose. then its strange and quirky again. the court room scene at the end almost feels out of place because its so dark. The the credits role and Al is going for a Jog....LOL.

    Compared with other court room dramas which have very little humor ....And Justice for All sticks out as a sort of black Humor satire of the entire legal system.

    Good film. i am always surprised it was such a big hit. it comes off as more of a cult film too me.
     
  19. magnut

    magnut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,737
    yeah its really good. They kind of throw you off guard with the soap opera drama stuff and then.....WAMMO! I think its a better show when you watch four or five episodes at a time. I have trouble week to week as it kind of makes you edgy and on the edge of your seat.....wait a week....left on edge again.....wait another week etc. etc.

    You should check out Jericho. Its only a season and a half long and finishes really well.
     
  20. Oriental_Noodle

    Oriental_Noodle New User

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    71
    Just finished Game of Thrones s04e06 last night then I had to go to bed :(
     
  21. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    The Trip to Bountiful (1985) - Geraldine Page. Wonderful, poignant film about an old lady who tries to get back to the town she was born in. Page won the Academy Award for Best Actress.


    Yeah, i am watching several episodes a day. Although, that does wear me out. OTOH, i find that if i watch one a week as in some of the new ones coming out (The Strain/Z Nation), i keep forgetting details and people's names etc, so the continuity is lost.

    btw, i have been pondering over it, and biologically the zombie thing just doesn't make sense.
     
  22. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    Driving Miss Daisy - (1989) Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman. Wonderful, sweet movie about an old lady and her chauffeur.

    Won Best Picture and Best Actress (4 Academy awards in total).
     
  23. fundrazer

    fundrazer Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,705
    I think TWD is an okay show but not deserving of all the appraise or hype it gets. The first season is okay, but it kind of goes downhill from there in my opinion.
     
  24. LazyNinja19

    LazyNinja19 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,059
    Location:
    Looking for a perma-ban.
    I'm thinking of watching this flick tonight. Have heard good things about it. If anyone here has seen it already, is it worth it?

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    True. Season 1 was good, the first episode was the best iir. They say season 3 is good too, but frankly, i am almost at the end but there's only fighting among different groups. It is going downhill.

    They still have not addressed how this started or any more insights into the virus/plague. Just dragging it on with fighting and killing. They've killed off so many of the initial group that they had to bring new characters in !

    I've seen enough blood and gore and guts to desensitise me for life. :D

    Anyway, I'll probably see Boardwalk Empire after this. Heard good things about it.
     
  26. syke

    syke Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,350
    The Equalizer. This Superman flick puts all of Mr. Chow Yun-Fat's movies to shame.
     
  27. Bagumbawalla

    Bagumbawalla Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,518
    Went to see "This is Where I Leave You"- my wife likes movies where characters anguish and regret.- but, really, this movie was more like a TV soap opera, except what usually takes 2 years to unfold on the small screen was compressed into 2 hours. Very bad.
     
  28. Midaso240

    Midaso240 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    2,317
    Pulp: A Film About Life,Death & Supermarkets. Great documentary about one of my all time favourite bands...
     
  29. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    Yentl - 1983. Barbra Streisand. Interesting and sentimental movie.
     
  30. Mike Bulgakov

    Mike Bulgakov Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    The Future
    Tokyo Story, directed by Ozu
     
  31. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    652
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    The Purge 2, a good one. I like straight up action with a bit of 80s style actiion in there.
     
  32. The Green Mile

    The Green Mile G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Messages:
    14,644
    Location:
    Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
    The Equalizer- Quite good, I love Denzel though...

    Watched the first episode of Gotham last night. Very good, especially for a pilot episode. I am liking what I heard about what they are going to do with the Joker.....Can't wait!
     
  33. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    652
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    Anyone watching Fox's Sleeping Hollow. Confession time- can't keep up with it, the show goes 1000mph and too many plots to follow. Flipped the channel to some Russian movie instead.
     
  34. Mike Bulgakov

    Mike Bulgakov Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    The Future
    Casino.....
     
  35. magnut

    magnut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,737
    not sure what to think about the equalizer. i am a big fan of the original show. seems kind of strange putting denzel in that role. i would have like to see them put a british actor or australian actor in it. maybe even an edgy american actor like Viggo.

    i will check it out when it comes to DVD. I thought Jack reacher had a big equalizer vibe to it when I watched it. Loved that film. Looking forward to the sequal. Person of interest has an equalizer feel to it as well.
     
  36. magnut

    magnut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,737
    I will probably check this one out. The first one was pretty impressive for what they had to work with. i just wish they wouldnt have killed off ethan hawks character.
     
  37. Sander001

    Sander001 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    3,282
    Location:
    In the place where there is no darkness.
    Downhill? It positively falls into the Mariana Trench it gets so bad. The slashes to the budget are painfully obvious.
     
  38. magnut

    magnut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,737
    the show has a lot of ebbs and flows. you might watch a couple weeks where not much happens and then Bam....zombie hordes over run and 2 of your main characters get eaten. i think a lot of people just watch an episode or two and get bored with it. I have thought all the seasons were good. The first season just had a lot going on because there were only six episodes. season 2 got a little slow in the middle. Seasons 3 and 4 were excellent IMO.

    Honestly i am curios to see how this show plays out in the long run. Unless they dramatically change the direction of the show we are just going to see a lot of the same type story lines from seasons 3 and 4. It will be interesting to see what happens.
     
  39. MichaelNadal

    MichaelNadal Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Messages:
    37,679
    Location:
    Calexico Highway
    X-Men days of future past.

    Great movie and an awesome way to mix the characters from First class and the first 3 movies. Huge mark for X-Men here :)
     
  40. DRII

    DRII Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    7,267
    EQUALIZER!!!

    caps intentional this time!

    a little sadistic, but extremely badazz!
     
  41. Poisoned Slice

    Poisoned Slice Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    7,941
    Location:
    EB Northern Ireland
    I watched X Men last night. Very good.

    I Went to see The Equalizer tonight. My mates were complaining about the Russian Mafia not putting up more of a fight. The guy gets built up through the movie and then he get squashed. I loved it.
     
  42. Mike Bulgakov

    Mike Bulgakov Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    The Future
    Gitano (on Russian DVD)
     
  43. Mike Bulgakov

    Mike Bulgakov Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,612
    Location:
    The Future
    Quantum of Solace
     
  44. dlk

    dlk Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    4,390
    Location:
    Indy
    Boxtrolls - what? I got kids:)
     
  45. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    38,430
    Location:
    Stronk Era
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) - good cast, funny, ... but as an Indian I found it a bit too cliched (and noisy as well).
     
  46. DRII

    DRII Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    7,267
    how patriotic of you :rolleyes:

    wonder what it is about 'denzel' that bothers you :-?

    one can take a guess...
     
  47. DRII

    DRII Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    7,267
    how was it?

    looks like it may be pretty funny.

    got to take my little cousins to the movies soon.

    was dissappointed with How to Train your Dragon 2! just like with KungFu Panda's sequel, far worse than the original...
     
  48. magnut

    magnut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,737
    he just doesnt fit the role. Have you ever watched the original show? The star was edward woodward who played the character like a pompous british jerk who spouted dialog like he was performing shakespeare and still remained serious. its kind of what made the equalizer unique.

    this "Denzel" version just looks like prequel to Man on Fire.
     
  49. Poisoned Slice

    Poisoned Slice Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    7,941
    Location:
    EB Northern Ireland
    I never saw the TV version, so I had nothing to compare it to. Maybe it was for the best.
     
  50. magnut

    magnut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,737
    you should check it out. Its very good. has a neat style to it unlike most other shows.
     

Share This Page