What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     
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    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?

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    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.
     
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    The Equalizer. This Superman flick puts all of Mr. Chow Yun-Fat's movies to shame.
     
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    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.
     
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    Pulp: A Film About Life,Death & Supermarkets. Great documentary about one of my all time favourite bands...
     
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    Yentl - 1983. Barbra Streisand. Interesting and sentimental movie.
     
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    The Purge 2, a good one. I like straight up action with a bit of 80s style actiion in there.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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 :)
     
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    EQUALIZER!!!

    caps intentional this time!

    a little sadistic, but extremely badazz!
     
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    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.
     
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    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) - good cast, funny, ... but as an Indian I found it a bit too cliched (and noisy as well).
     
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    how patriotic of you :rolleyes:

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

    one can take a guess...
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    I never saw the TV version, so I had nothing to compare it to. Maybe it was for the best.
     
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    you should check it out. Its very good. has a neat style to it unlike most other shows.
     
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    so i guess you just wanted another 007 type adaptation.

    i vaguely remember the TV show and i'm glad the movie did not walk in lockstep with the series.

    and yes, the movie is kinda like a prequel to Man on Fire, which i have absolutely no problem with! Man on Fire was another very good movie.

    as Denzel has gotten older, he's found his new groove in terms of character and what role he plays best. Equalizer fits this mold, and he did excellent in his own right. same can be said of Liam Neeson who has had great success in his later years recently in the same type of movies. i assume you would have went to see it in the theatre if he was playing the lead role. personally i wouldn't have minded if Neeson starred in it, but Denzel Washington did an excellent job (fyi, he is a great actor - even without a British or some derivative accent).

    perhaps you should actually see it before making judgments.
     
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    i understand where you are coming from. They should have just called it something else. Liam probably would have been a better choice yes as he is more european. its just not an american character.

    its not a 007 type show. maybe you should revisit it sometime as your memory seems to be off.

    Honestly Russel Crowe would have been a pretty good fit. Anthony Hopkins would be perfect if he was younger. The Govenor from the walking dead would have been a perfect choice for bringing back the role.

    Edward woodward made the role though. He was the absolute perfect actor for the tone of the show.

    hey I like Mel gibson a lot but I wouldnt just throw him in that role. Its kind of like James Bond....you cant just throw anyone into that role. There are plenty of american characters that Denzel could play if he felt the need to piggy back of the success of a series from the past. Heck remake action jackson. Flabby Denzel probably wouldnt be able to top a ripped monster like Carl Weathers though.

    next they will probably remake lethal Weapon and stick hugh grant in for Mel and Rosie Odonnel for the Danny glover Character. Instead of going after drug dealers that will be after some right wing gruop...tea party and what not...LOL.
     
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    It was cute and unusual. Worth a one-time view for art.
     
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    When Harry Met Sally - Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal.

    Funny at parts, but predictable, and mostly shallow.
     
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    Changs Last Stand. 1997 US Open quarterfinal. Chang Vs Rios. Great story about a tired and worn out veteran gunslinger facing a young hotshot up and comer. first act is the young gunslinger dealing with the pressure of the moment and believing he can win the showdown. Second act our cocky gunslinger Rios gains self confidence and makes his move. in the end (fifth set) the experienced veteren chang digs deep and summons the power of the lord to carry him through too victory in his last big match before his tragic downfall begins (at the hands of rafter in the Semis). This event is played out in the sequal.....Death of a Champion/Birth of a Rock Star (1997 Us Open Semis). Followed Up by the film Rafterman! (1997 Us Open Final).

    The Success of Rafterman lead on to a series of films which included....Rafterman 2, Rafterman goes to London, Rafterman vs The bald meth head, and Rafterman Vs The Giant.


    young gunslinger Rios also had a series of films most successful in south america. Rios The conquerer, Rios Untamed, and the comedy Where's Rios?

    The Veteran Chang later was in a few small films that bombed at the box office and now plays supporting roles in asian Film.
     
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    The Purge 2. Better than the first one. I was kinda disappointed with the first.
     
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    Didn't even know there was an original show. So putting Denzel in that role didn't effect me as it did you. I thought he was great.
     
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    The Three Faces of Eve (1957) - Interesting movie about an actual case of multiple personality. Joanne Woodward won the academy award for Best Actress for this role.
     
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    Watched Dracula Untold tonight. Meh... The bat thing was cool though.
     
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    Days Of Heaven [1978]. One of the most beautiful films ever,if only I could see it on a big screen...
     
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    Terrance Malick, eh? Still smell the stale popcorn
     
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    Seance on a wet afternoon (1964) - interesting crime movie.

    Lucy (2014) - Similar to Limitless. Plot was not exploited, they just made it into a quick action thriller. Only saving grace was Morgan Freeman.
     
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    World War Z, not enough plot. It simply got right into it.
     
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    The Night Of The Hunter(1955). Didn't really do it for me,I didn't find it remotely scary...
     
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    Born Yesterday (1950) - Won Judy Holliday an Academy for Best Actress.
    Dir by George Cukor. Funny parts.

    Dumb blonde involved with a junk baron. She starts to get wise.


    The Giver - so-called sci-fi movie -- an alternative world in which memories have been erased and people are medicated so they don't have emotions.

    Rather dumb. Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep.
     
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    Magnificent Obsession (Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman) - interesting movie about helping others.

    The Rose Tattoo (1955) - Anna Magnani (won Best Actress) and Burt Lancaster. Funny and sad look at a widow hanging onto her grief. 3 Oscars out of 6 nominations.

    The Dinosaur Project (2012) - low budget Jurassic Park wannabe, silly but fun at parts.
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    I watched the third Hobbit film tonight. Best of the trilogy for sure!!

    just joking:)

    Watched The Patriot tonight. Jason Isaacs gave a wicked performance in this film.
     

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