What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. TopFH

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    How so?
     
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    Monsieur Hire (1989) - French film directed by Patrice Leconte, based on a novel by Georges Simenon.

    A very interesting and beautifully made film about a voyeuristic tailor and the woman he obsesses over with a murder in the backdrop.
     
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    Really solid X-Men movie. Days of Future Past was the ish too.
     
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    The Replacements was on tv earlier today - a really stupid cliched sports movie that I've seen five hundred times.

    I feel like I need to watch The Theory of Everything to compensate.
     
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    "The Martian"

    "Castaway" meets "Apollo 13." Matt Damon on Mars and he can't stop telling himself jokes, which drains any tension or suspense the film might have had…..if he's not worried, why should we be? Disappointing.
     
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    "Sophie's School"

    A German movie about the White Rose group, an underground small student movement who tried to disseminate anti N@zi propogand during 1943. They were caught and the film is a tense dialogue between the protagonist Sophie and her Gestapo interrogator.

    A true story.
     
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    How does it compare to Gravity?
     
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    That don't make sense. how does love transcend time and space. it is bound by physical laws like everything else is in this univers
     
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    I saw Avengers time of the Ultron. Very disappointing and Ultron is a Good guy ????????????? that made no sense to me.....
     
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    reminded me of Gravity, since both Damon and Clooney face possible death with mostly wisecracks; I prefer the film with more internal struggle in the central character, and that would be Gravity. Martian also drags a bit at almost two and a half hours.
     
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    Sophie Scholl for those who may look for it is indeed a great film.

     
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    haven't seen Martian yet (probably won't in the theatre), but i get the idea that you completely correct.
     
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    God is love...
     
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    Correct. It is just a bunch of bio-chemical reactions which evolved to enable reproduction. The only "true" love is mother's love, and that is also just another way to ensure survival of the offspring and is seen in different degrees in different species.
     
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    what about Gravity ? is God have something to do with Gravity too ?
     
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    what if mother throws on your head and abandons you ? is that still love ?
     
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    Saw The Sentinel last NOC. Ok, next.
     
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    Going to see Martian today.

    Saw Lootera yesterday with Ranbeer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha.
     
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    Saw The Martian. Ridley Scott is finally back after a long time. Third act got a little over the top but it was still very solid for the most part.

    Caught M night's 'The Visit' as well. Looks like the shades of his former brilliance has returned. Quite good actually! Had fun. Nowhere is it close to his earlier films but still compared to the claptrap he's put out in recent years this is a masterpiece.
     
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    The Visit was not bad. But Shyamalan's 6th sense set a very high bar for him, so nothing will come close to that.
     
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    yes Martian got so much hype like 96% approval. I hope I don't get disappointed...

    and the Visit,,,,i thogutht it was about Alien visit but it was about grandparents .................lol
     
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    I think you'll be quite entertained by The Martian!

    LOL I was expecting something similar to 'Signs ' as well.
     
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    I know I will be bored with Martian since the plot is so predictable and given away in reviews, but I still have to watch it, just to check it off.
     
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    Aren't you confusing lust with love ?
     
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    Predictability never stopped you from watching every Bollywood movie in town :)
     
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    True. That, and your true love for fast food.
     
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    ROFLMAOOOO. You cheeky b*****d :D
     
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    No. That is why I had written something more.
     
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    Bollywood movies are now much more sophisticated. They are often better than Hollywood movies now, which have become more about technological special effects or extremely dark in their psychological themes. Or sex-oriented comedies.
     
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    if it is just lust then why did GOd make it feel so good ????
     
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    To ensure more Nostradamuses
     
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    Or is it Nostradamii
     
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    I don't think you need the double-i to pluralize Latin words.
     
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    Have you seen 'In Darkness', 'The Black Book', 'Malena' and 'Life is Beautiful?

    Good lesser known films about that period.
     
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    Martian is OK. Just watchable. As expected, cliched characters.
     
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    Come on. We all know you are a virgin.
     
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    You mean The Martian was little and green.

    If you want to watch a great original movie, you should watch the Uranian. It's a biopic about you directed by Martian Scorsese.


    ..
     
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    The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) - Beautiful, enjoyable romantic, war movie spanning both World Wars.

    Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Frank Morgan, Gladys Cooper, and a small role by Elizabeth Taylor.
     
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    I googled "Sophie Scholl" and there actually is such a person :D. Then i went back to the quoted post and found the name of the movie.
     
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    Scorsese likes sureshs biopics...his first was Raging Bullsh1tter!:p
     
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    I also remember Aviator, but suresh was never able to get off. ;)
     
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    Are you kidding me? @jwjh poasted images of the Hinderburg at the USO, hovering over Ashe Stadium.
     
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    The Terminator, American Beauty and The Maze Runner.
     
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    Watched the 2006 movie Parineeta based on Sarat Chandra Chatterji's book
     
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    sentinel, Martian has a leading character called "Vincent Kapoor" who is supposed to be of Indian origin but actually looks to be of African origin (he is from the UK). Couldn't they find someone more matching in appearance? But Hollywood is very racist. One minority is basically the same as another. It came to a head recently with the movie in which a Caucasian woman was passed off as Native Hawaiian and the director had to apologize.

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    ^^ I remember years ago when "Miss Saigon" was preparing to open on Broadway, and Actors Equity was upset that the producer wanted Jonathan Price to play the lead character described as "Eurasian." Equity, apparently in a fit of enlightened pique, said it would boycott the show if the producer didn't hire an Asian to play the role. The producer then said that if they were going to do that, he would simply cancel the entire production. Equity, seeing the loss of all those jobs, then backed down.
     
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    In plays, it can cut both ways. Asking for realistic depiction would mean practically no roles for African Americans in Shakespeare plays.

    But not in a movie like Martian. There should be no problem in casting more realistically. I think the producers were trying to "kill" two birds with one stone: the African and East Asian representation in a lead role.

    I also noticed how they desperately dragged China into the space mission when there was really no need for it. It is for the Chinese market. The same trick was used in Jurassic World by casting a well-known Indian actor (Irfan Khan) as the owner of the park, to help the movie sell in India.

    But they had to screw up somewhere - and they did. The lead mission engineer, a fat Chinese-American guy, somehow turns out to have an influential uncle in the Chinese space mission. Yeah they still could not leave him alone as a guy born and brought up in the US and leave it at that. Stupid.

    And of course they did have a brilliant young African-American dude who plugs his laptop into a supercomputer in a well, supercomputer room, and his program announces "Calculations Correct." Yeah that is how it works. To access a supercomputer, you cannot login from a remote terminal. You need to actually find a rack and plug your laptop into it. And it seems the laptop is doing the computing. I suppose the supercomputer is meant to just sit there while laptops do the work. Or is the laptop plugging into the supercomputer to tap into its power and then doing something more? Of course that is not possible without physically plugging it in. I suppose computer networks don't exist in NASA.
     

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