What was the last movie you watched?

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
My nephew was here. I suggested we watch The Big Short. Then he mentioned Trumbo.
I agreed but said I can't find any subtitles, but he was adamant since he wishes to be a writer. So we started it ... the fact the it had Cranston certainly helped.

I will be rooting for him to win the GG and/or AA. Although, lemme see the other movies before I decide.
I was reading up on Edward G Robinson and had no idea he had a pretty tough life, escaping persecution in Romania in 1903. He was anti-Na__zi and anti-Fascist but had a bad time during the anti-Commie days in the 40's. it affected his career adversely.

btw, we were discussing The Revenant, and I sort of remember several parallels with Aguirre the Wrath of God. The voyage through jungles, the fights with the natives, etc.
The oldest movie I've ever seen probably must've been The Hiding Place [1975].

Les Revenants [tv series] is quite good. Leo and Tom Hardy's The Revenant is on my next to do list.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
The oldest movie I've ever seen probably must've been The Hiding Place [1975].

Les Revenants [tv series] is quite good. Leo and Tom Hardy's The Revenant is on my next to do list.
I've seen the french tv series, season 1, recommended to me here by rommil. I will see the second season soon, but i just can't find the time to even complete one movie a day. I watch a movie spread over two or three days. Today, I complete Trumbo. Might see Roman Holiday tomorrow.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Trumbo (2015). Biographical movie about screen writer Dalton Trumbo. Had no idea of how tough times were for blacklisted people and how serious this issue was. Had heard of John Garfield being blacklisted earlier ...

Very interesting. Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren (playing Hedda Hopper).
 

La Grande

G.O.A.T.
Trumbo (2015). Biographical movie about screen writer Dalton Trumbo. Had no idea of how tough times were for blacklisted people and how serious this issue was. Had heard of John Garfield being blacklisted earlier ...

Very interesting. Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren (playing Hedda Hopper).
Ahh I wanna see that bad
 

La Grande

G.O.A.T.
I saw The Revenant on Monday and Joy on Wednesday. The Revenant? Fantastic. Haunting, visually outstanding revenge story/journey. Joy? Less good, but worth a watch. Inspirational story of a female entrepreneur
 

Sander001

Hall of Fame
True Story with Jonah Hill and James Franco. I thought it would be a comedy but it totally wasn't and was also surprised that it actually worked and it was quite good
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Saw Roman Holiday the other day, due to the Dalton Trumbo connection.

Saw Three Coins in A Fountain last night. Nice, light movie.
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
^^I saw The Hateful Eight the other day and I didn't like it,found it pretty tedious

Eyes Wide Shut (1999). This is a fantastic film,one of my favourites of Kubrick
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
OK, finally saw the new SW money grab. Now I really didn't have high expectations, and I was even willing to forgive the PC stand-ins (Rey and Finn, among others) if it genuinely offered something new ("renewed energy" per RT) as the dimmer critics are howling. Not even close and certainly no cigar. Just a single (counter)example will do: the movie's most impressive mise-en-scene comes when the First Order prepares for total war against the Resistance as General Hux delivers his big speech before his battalion of stormtroopers, a particularly odious ploy straight out of Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will which the original SW owed no small debt to. In other words the new SW borrows the worst element of the original and turns it up a notch (several in fact) higher. But somehow we're asked to excuse or ignore the movie's worship of power and explicit call for mass murder, because after all it's used by the "good guys" against the "bad guys." Obviously millions of moviegoers have agreed, but I prefer to think even escapism has a certain set of boundaries to keep.

BTW what's up with Max von Sydow? I don't expect the former Ingmar Bergman regular to be choosy all the time and perhaps the guy needs the money, but he seems to be whoring after anything that comes his way these days. His appearance in Rush Hour 3 (easily the most witless and offensive of the series) was a particular lowlight. (The movie also starred Roman Polanski of all people as the devious Commissaire Revi.)

Have a few thoughts about The Revenant which I saw just this past Saturday (and of course won the Globe last night), but I'll save those for the "Best Films" thread. A couple more I saw recently:

- Spanglish by James L. Brooks, which I thought, the reviews notwithstanding, superior to Brooks' Oscar-winning As Good as It Gets, and by some distance at that. While it doesn't avoid romcom formulas entirely (as critics are wont to point out Brooks got his start in TV) I was pretty impressed by how skillfully it manages to convey foreign (Spanish in this case) dialogue without any subtitles, not to mention its tackling of class and (inter)familial conflicts which is indeed rare in Hollywood. And if Sandler has ever given a more perceptive and touching performance, I've yet to see it. Oh yeah, and Paz Vega is a babe who's every bit the equal of Sandler (pretty amazing she learned all of her lines phonetically). The one downer is Tea Leoni's one-dimensional über-neurotic Deborah, which is more Brooks' fault than her own. Warmly recommended.

- Um século de energia (A Century of Power) by Manoel de Oliveira. This aptly titled 15-minute documentary by the late Portuguese master (before his death the centenarian Oliveira would be referred to as the world's oldest active filmmaker), his very last work, is probably the best film I've seen in the past 2-3 months, or the one that moved me most at any rate. I was particularly affected by its sublime coda where the budding ballerinas dance the sunset away while working tirelessly towards their dreams--suggesting, of course, that the next century is in good hands. You can watch the entire film for free on YouTube here:

 
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JoelDali

G.O.A.T.
The Big Short.

Boring.

Steve Carrell's Terrettes schtick should only be used in comedies.

If he is in a dramatic role it throws off the continuity of the movie. And you can't take him serious for the rest. Lame.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
yoyo
I think his point was that this society punishes and incarcerates criminals while police seldom are incarcerated for needless killings. Whether one agrees or note, it's not an obscure distinction.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
^^ Sicario was a pretty good portrayal of how the government oversteps its bounds going into countries where they have no legal authority, a timely topic involving numerous wars, not just the one on drugs. Well acted, not so sure it was all that brilliant.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
^^ Sicario was a pretty good portrayal of how the government oversteps its bounds going into countries where they have no legal authority, a timely topic involving numerous wars, not just the one on drugs. Well acted, not so sure it was all that brilliant.
CIA has been doing it for last 50 years and nobody is complaining....What is wrong with sending in CIA assassins to MExico to take out the Drug bosses.....would that not be Good will of God ?
 

maleyoyo

Professional
yoyo
I think his point was that this society punishes and incarcerates criminals while police seldom are incarcerated for needless killings. Whether one agrees or note, it's not an obscure distinction.
How did he get from that point to insinuating that police officers are murderers? It was either a poor PR stunt or just plain sucking up.

It will be interesting to see how it contributes to the tanking of Hateful Eight (by his standard) at the box office.

Just saw Money Ball, a smart baseball movie. This film definitely knocked it out of the park.

Movies like Scicario are a dime a dozen, but this one is a cut above the rest. One word for this film: tense.
 

sdont

Legend
How was it ? I've got it and its my list of new flicks to watch ?
Good. Tarantino-esque. Fuc*ing funny.

People who found it too long or tedious probably expected an action movie and can't appreciate how the story builds slowly to the climax.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
The Danish Girl , 2015. Liked it.

Touching movie about the life of one the world's first publicly known trans-sexuals and all that s/he goes through in those early days (he was born in 1882 and died in 1931, 48 years old). I think Eddie Redmayne does a good job of playing the role (my bro thinks the movie is meh)

The movie is based on a book, and it seems both deviate from the real life of Lili Elbe/Einar Wegener (the trans), but i think the deviations are justified (critics seem to think not).
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
The Revenant (2015). Very impressive cinematography,but I sort of agree with others,maybe the character/plot development left a little to be desired. Still enjoyed it...
 

KenC

Hall of Fame
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

It was painful in parts, but this is good, classic, over the top B movie madness.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
How did he get from that point to insinuating that police officers are murderers? It was either a poor PR stunt or just plain sucking up.

It will be interesting to see how it contributes to the tanking of Hateful Eight (by his standard) at the box office.

Just saw Money Ball, a smart baseball movie. This film definitely knocked it out of the park.

Movies like Scicario are a dime a dozen, but this one is a cut above the rest. One word for this film: tense.
some police officers are murderers!

as various cell phone videos have undeniably illustrated.

Tarintino's (sic) movies tend to be a coin flip as to whether they are a hit or not. I doubt the consternations of some police unions have anything to do with Hateful 8's ultimate success...

hence, I plan on seeing 13 hours, even though Fox News claims it somehow tarnishes Hillary Clinton, who I support, because I usually like Michael Bay movies (well Bad Boys and the first Transformers) and am genuinely interested in the subject matter...
 
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maleyoyo

Professional
some police officers are murderers!

as various cell phone videos have undeniably illustrated.

Tarintino's (sic) movies tend to be a coin flip as to whether they are a hit or not. I doubt the consternations of some police unions have anything to do with Hateful 8's ultimate success...

hence, I plan on seeing 13 hours, even though Fox News claims it somehow tarnishes Hillary Clinton, who I support, because I usually like Michael Bay movies (well Bad Boys and the first Transformers) and am genuinely interested in the subject matter...

“some”…yes…but that wasn’t Tarantino’s intent.

I plan to watch 13 hours too and I suspect I’ll get the same underlying message from watching Blackhawk Down, a graphic depiction of a similar event by Ridley Scott.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Frost/Nixon : Frank_Langella, Michael_Sheen, Sam_Rockwell, Kevin_Bacon

Interesting. Seeing it again after about 2 to 3 years.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
The Queen (2006). Helen_Mirren, James_Cromwell, Alex_Jennings, Roger_Allam

About the days following the death of Princess DIana, and the reaction of the Queen. Interesting movie.

Hellen Mirren won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the Queen.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
The Martian (2015). Directed by Ridley Scott. Matt_Damon, Jessica_Chastain, Kristen_Wiig, Jeff_Daniels

Liked it. Laughed a lot.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
The Revenant.

Do recommend - best film I've seen in a while.

If Leo doesn't get the Oscar it will be criminal (and will also remove the last shred of credibility those awards have).
 
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