What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Sentinel

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    thanks for warning me about train wreck.

    My elder bro told me that I should watch Mad Max in the theater, then i will enjoy it, it's fun. I cannot imagine how a movie I could not get through even 30 minutes of, would suddenly be fun in the theater !
     
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    Under duress I saw Mad Max and thought it was good. The payback for this will be Footloose.
     
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    Enjoyed it; it was a fun movie and had good action sequences, and other good moments, though a little too comedic at times. Overall, it doesn't fit my preferences in superhero movies, but it's still solid.
     
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    Yeah that one was really good. I watched it in the theaters and then again on the plane to Australia.

    I also just recently watched The Martian, Sicario, and Evert. All were pretty darn good. Sicario was a bit dark, but really good. It was a welcome surprise seeing Jeffrey Donovan in that movie.

    I though the Martian was really good, I definitely enjoyed that one from start to finish. I thought Matt Damon was really good.
     
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    I mean if you like Amy Schumer I guess it'd be okay, but personally I couldn't stand her. I thought wow, here's someone I just don't care for at all. She's not super attractive, yet acts like she is. And honestly the whole raunchy go way to far comedy to me is just so played out. Plus it has LeBron in the movie, someone else I can't stand.
     
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    Agreed. Trainwreck was lame. Raunchy isn't funny anymore. Law of diminishing returns. Same reason why Book of Mormon didn't do it for me. 90 minutes of dick jokes for $200 doesn't do it for me.

    15 seconds of suresh gif gives me more sustainable pleasure.
     
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    Julie and Julia (2009) - About the lives of Julia Child who wrote a book called Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julie Powell who tried out every recipe and blogged about it.

    Light movie. Meryl Streep, Amy Adams.
     
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    You are fortunate to be a sureshsexual, not that there's anything good about that.
     
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    It wasn't as good as the first one, but it was still entertaining, which I guess is the point. It's not going to pride itself on the plot.
     
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    The revenant. Pretty good.
     
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    A Beautiful Mind (2001).

    A beautiful movie.
     
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    "Hail, Caesar"

    A dud from the Coen brothers. Happens now and then. No narrative, characters come and go, very few laughs.
     
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    Finally got to see Birdman. Fantastic, loved it. Is it me or was that nasty critic modeled on Pauline Kael?
     
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    Doubt (2008) - Meryl_Streep, Philip_Seymour_Hoffman, Amy_Adams, Viola_Davis

    Interesting movie about a Sister who suspects a priest of having relationships with children and confronts him.
     
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    Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987)
     
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    Saw Hail, Caesar!. I guess you could call it a spoof, but without the humor.
     
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    Saw The Revenant at the weekend, it was pretty good.

    Just seen Legend tonight for the second time, Tom Hardy as the Kray twins destroys Leo. How he's not even nominated is crazy.
     
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    You aren't leaving us, are you ? :D
     
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    Spotlight (2015) - Mark_Ruffalo, Michael_Keaton, Rachel_McAdams, Liev_Schreiber

    Good movie.
     
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    The Player (1992)

    Ha! Had forgotten about that ending,great film,probably my favourite of that year
     
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    Dirty Grandpa, awesome like Cape Fear but without the bite, Raging Bull without the fight.
     
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    Exotica (1994) A very strangely structured movie,but enjoyable
     
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    Star Wars: Episode 1
     
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    The Intern (2015) - Nice light comedy.

    Robert Deniro, Anne Hathaway.
     
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    Stand By Me (1986) Nice nostalgia
     
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    World Of Tomorrow [2015]

    Existentialism condensed in 17 minutes! :cool:

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    Suffragette (2015) - Intense British historical movie about women's struggle for suffrage.

    Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendal Gleeson.
     
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    Watched the first 5 minutes of Deadpool, then fell asleep. Woke up as the end titles were rolling by. Some racy stuff in there! Kinda glad I didn't stay awake for the film, plus I needed the sleep.
     
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    Ryan Reynolds' Green Lantern was so bad he had to turn down GL 2.

    ...Deadpool is just as bad in another way?:(
     
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    I'm sorry, I don't know. I just watched the first 5 minutes, plus some of the end credits. I napped for most of the movie. Best $11.00 I've spent in a while.
     
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel.
    Grand it was.
     
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    Lots of fun
     
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    Green Lantern sucked. Deadpool is inappropriately hilarious. I haven't felt that guilty laughing since Pulp Fiction.
     
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    Snoozefest inside AMC? Just fyi, I slept thru Avatar with my girfriend back in my uni days.;)
     
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    Rewatched Alien last night. The chestburster scene still gets me to this day.
     
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    I don't think you posted your thoughts about it, would love to hear them. I just saw "Embrace of the Serpent," I highly recommend it. Have you seen enough for a top 10 or top 5 of 2015 yet?
     
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    The Reader (2008) - Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslett.

    Quite interesting.
     
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    Happens more than now and then with the Coen brothers.

     
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    Hey Moose, thanks for the recommendation and also for your newest addition to our unreturned-serves database (will post a separate reply later). I thought about reviewing the movie but decided that I just didn't care enough to waste a precious 15 minutes of my time on it (in addition to the near three hours in the theater). But since you asked, The Revenant is just the latest in a seemingly interminable series of safe bourgeois products churned out by the studios that purport to be more elevated than their superhero blockbusters but in the end don't provide us with a whole lot more than bland history lessons and/or glossy entertainment. Here's an old pertinent post of mine from last October:

    Plenty of critics have already and correctly slammed the latest DiCaprio vehicle for its white male perspective, but the real problem has to do with more than race or gender and runs deeper than they are able or willing to acknowledge. For illustration you need look no further than critically acclaimed films like 12 Years a Slave which is, contrary to the history of millions of fellow African-Americans, the extraordinary story of the protagonist (originally a freeman) who spends the eponymous number of years toiling under bondage before being freed and reuniting with his family, or modern classics like like Schindler's List which presents the Holocaust from the highly atypical perspective of a German mercenary who later finds the humanity to save a bunch of Jews (as Kubrick wryly pointed out) while extolling the virtues of capitalism even in the most trying circumstances. And don't forget Selma, which was an above-average biopic at best (about such a hackneyed figure as MLK at that) but still touted by many critics as the best film of the year because it ticks off most of the PC benchmarks. Of course these happen to be the same fools whose idea of progress is getting the ratio between males and females or whites and blacks in the industry to a level they seem acceptable.

    And even as a story of survival, perseverance, redemption and what have you The Revenant is simply YA lit compared to Rome, Open City, A Man Escaped and the recent Son of Saul. It's no wonder that when the film ends with Leo's character solemnly intoning (as well as he can--count me among the camp that felt the pretty boy was simply out of his depth in this grizzly role) about God being the only proper judge of human character (when he's about to have a man killed by his Indian pursuers, no less) the message feels so hollow and sanctimonious. And despite its impressive cinematography I thought the movie failed even as engrossing entertainment. I still say it's worth seeing, but not before other worthier contenders.

    Speaking of which I'm hoping to participate in this marathon (this Saturday, not the one on 2/27--luckily enough I've yet to see any of the four on 2/20 while I've missed only Spotlight from the following Saturday) and will try to give my own top 5 after that, but here's what my tentative 2015 list would look like right now (roughly in this order), with links to my reviews if available:
    1. Son of Saul
    2. Carol
    3. Piku
    4. Ex Machina
    5. Tie between 2-3 shorts: Um século de energia (A Century of Power), Shok (Friend) and perhaps Day One
    Those last two shorts are among the five live-action Oscar contenders I saw this weekend along with their animated counterparts. Most of them are better than I suspect most features up vying for the best advertising in the industry (as I often note the Oscars/Golden Globes generally do a better job with foreign/indie productions than studio ones) and well worth seeing. See if similar marathons are happening in your neck of the woods.
     
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    The Revenant,while not technically a remake,is actually based on a story that has already been on the big screen before,the little known Man In The Wilderness. This is something that no reviews I've read of The Revenant have mentioned...
     
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    Bridge of Spies - 2015. Tom Hanks.

    Found it very interesting.
     
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    I just finished watching Manglehorn. It took me four tries to get through it.
    It's really, really slow. I thought it would be kinda, sorta like About Schmidt but it's something else.

    He tapes pictures of his long lost love onto a sail boat throughout --a contrivance too far.

    However Holly Hunter was good, Pacino has some good moments and there were some beautiful shots. Also, the actor that plays Pacino's son did a good job portraying a ***** that works in finance.

    It has a happy ending which I didn't think would happen with a nod to the ending to Blow Up.
    A slow character study with artful and sometimes pretentious touches.
     
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    The Witches. Barely made it out alive with 3 cups of coffee to keep me awake. Have no idea why it got such great reviews. Please don't go!!
     
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    So I was able to catch yesterday's Oscar marathon after all, and as I expected none of the four nominees came close to displacing my tentative top 5 films of 2015. Of the four Room was probably the best due to its fine-shaded treatment of the two mother-and-son protagonists' ordeal and later coping with the outside world, though to be completely honest I must say I enjoyed The Big Short the most with the caveat that I'm thoroughly opposed to its brand of cynicism that's designed to make us viewers feel morally superior without much edification on our part (which again is the same reason why the Godfather series and The Wire remain such critical darlings and also why Sicario was one of last year's best-rated movies). I missed almost the entire first hour of Bridge of Spies and am hesitant to offer a verdict, except that it is probably one of Spielberg's better stabs at history as it attempts to provide an evenhanded account of both sides (no Indiana Jones-style xenophobic caricature of the Reds here), though he still can't let go of his fetish with a (paternal) superhero figure that changes the course of history through the sheer force of his will and wit. (With passing years it does seem Steve will never equal A.I. without another collaborator to help tame his worst tendencies.) As for Mad Max I can only hope that the Academy voters felt bad about not giving Tarantino (and the new Star Wars) a shout-out this time around and went with a handpicked substitute to placate the contingency of teenage boys.

    Going to see Spotlight shortly. Will try to post a brief review later, and maybe of the Oscar shot-film nominees if I have time.

    Didn't know this. Thanks for the tidbit.
     
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    Mountains may depart (2015) Chinese. Interesting movie about two young Chinese kids and the girl they love, and how their lives play out with gaps of decades in between.

    Sounds kinda interesting. Funny, I never heard of this before.
     
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    Finally saw Deadpool. Quite good. Lot of fun but not the best thing since sliced bread as the internet is hyping it up to be.
     
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    Have really been mainly watching a few TV series of late,Better Call Saul,11.22.63,Fargo,True Detective,Mr Robot. I did enjoy a movie last night though,Bound (1996)
     
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    Stayed up to watch Battlefield Earth a couple of nights ago since they were showing it on TV. Never actually watched it before. Now I wish I had never stayed up for that movie. :confused:
     

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