What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. ropinranger

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    Hell or High Water...pretty good. It shows what lengths folks will go to for family, and the preservation/improvement of said family's future. It also touches on some of the rural community's angst against big government and big business (banks, well conniving bankers, in particular).
     
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    I am re-watching Separate Tables (1951). David Niven, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr.
     
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    Schindler's List for the first time. How did I ever missed this great classic idk...
     
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    Spiderman Homecoming

    The new best Spiderman movie. :p
     
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    Another Face (from Another Face In The Crowd) 1957

    An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power.

    I saw this when I was very young and did not understand it until I saw it again in a political science graduate course!

    The star of the movie is Andy Griffin!

    Co-stars: Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick.

    There were no laughs from this movie in class. It was a reality check. Andy Griffin afterwards; said he would never do a picture that was so "dark".


    Andy Griffin with his building of fame and power - talk session!
     
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    is it really that good or is it more of a kid's movie ?
     
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    I had never even heard of this movie (1963) until now. It tells the tale of a young Greek trying to escape Turk tyranny at the turn of the century (the previous century!) and make it to the land of opportunity. It's a slow moving B&W, but it has a certain aura that draws you in. There tragedy and comedy. It's got it all as we follow the naïve protagonist. It's still relevant today as the US closes its borders.

     
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    How to Murder Your Wife (1965). Jack Lemmon, Terry Thomas.

    Found it very boring. Supposed to be a comedy but not a funny moment.
     
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    I went to see Spidey because of Iron Man.;)
     
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    Watching Spellbound (1945) - grigor peck and ingrid borgman / berdman.

    I am quite spellbound.
     
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    Dunkirk.
    This is definitely the anti superhero blockbusters that critics will love, but I'm not so sure about the audience.
    It's not what you think it is, so you may either love it or hate it
    For me it was neither here or there as I feel Nolan had all the right ideas for the wrong movie.
     
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    Dunkirk seems like a real blast.
     
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    And they are digging up Dali's body as we write.

     
  14. 70sHollywood

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    Trio of big summer movies...

    Baby Driver - Pretty good, but tops Wonder Woman for most overrated film of the summer. Too long.

    War for the Planet of the Apes - Also doesn't live up to the hype. Very good first third or so, then it slows and sags. I wouldn't be surprised if the director thinks Apocalypse Now Redux is better than the original cut.

    Dunkirk - Dare I say that it DOES live up to the hype? I thought it was brilliant. Must see in the cinema for the sound alone.


    Also saw Elle, the controversy magnet by Verhoeven/Huppert. Great film.
     
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    Well, The big Sick finally made it to Fresno. It was a comedy with a deep reservoir of sadness. Worth seeing.
     
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    Hey - Grew up a bit south of Fresburg.

    Al Radka Rulz.



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    Dunkirk. Very good effect, shows you what it would have been like to have been there.
     
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    Death on the Nile - 1978. Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, David Niven, Angela Lansbury, Betty Davis, Maggie Smith

    Plot was very far-fetched. I've seen much better episodes in the Miss Marple telly series.
    Also, the way Poirot shows how each person could have committed the crime was boring and unimpressive.
    It becomes obvious who the killer/s will be, although the whole means is of course too convoluted to guess or work out.
     
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    Just started Charade (1963) last night. You look quite old there, Sysyphus.
    I am used to seeing Cary in the 1940's. Twenty years older here.

    Reminds me of the Floyd song: "Haha ! Charade you are."
    But then you don't care for Floyd much :(
     
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    Solid flick.

    Ol' Cary purportedly told miss Hepburn that he was afraid he would be seen as a cradle-robber, hue hue.
     
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    I am a sucker of Hell or High Water...just a gripping movie with great plots/acting/and everything else!!!
     
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    Yeah, I liked it, too.
     
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    The writer of Hell or High Water and Sicario, another solid movie, has a new movie coming out this weekend (at least it is here). He actually wrote and directed this one - so I am looking forward to it. It's called Wind River. Current Rotten Tomatoes score is around 87%.
     
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    It is really that good and it is a kids movie.
     
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    Mr. Krupp: [as Captain Underpants] Tra-La-Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!:D
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    Dunkirk. The night before, watched "Get Out".
     
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    Watched Jim Jarmusch's Paterson (2016). I really enjoyed it and thought it was a precise piece of filmmaking. About a bus driver named Paterson who lives in the city that shares his name, in New Jersey. In his lunch breaks and spare time he writes poetry. Whereas his fanciful unemployed wife spends her days with various whimsical projects. The film follows the two of them for a week, and is largely a celebration of daily life and the mundane.

    The film is unusually undramatic and low-key. It eventually builds to an accident that on the surface doesn't seem that serious, but nevertheless the episode manages to convey a tragic punch (to me at least). And while the film stays clear of the biggest drama, it's crafted to be ambiguous in a way that also allows a darker interpretation of certain signs that could suggest that the main character could have some mental problems or has experienced past trauma, and that maybe poetry is what helps him process the world.

    I thought Adam Driver and the lovely Golshifteh Farahani did wonderful jobs with the leading characters. They are both very expressive people in slightly different ways, and you feel that maybe they share certain sides with their characters.

    Highly recommended for those who can stand a movie that is quiet on the surface.

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    The Boy - An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

    It was alright, though nothing really stood out in terms of originality. I'm pretty sure I've even seen a similar movie that has the exact same twist.
     
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    Why is this Movie series so popular ?? just looks like bunch of guys driving around in crazy cars like crazy....

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  31. Sentinel

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    I saw this some time back, and mentioned it in this thread. Yes, i liked it.
    Adam Driver comes up in Silence (Martin Scorsese) too.
    And I recommended him in the Next Bond thread.

     
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    You just get to dislike things that have no meaning or value. Things that you feel waste your time.
    That would vary from person to person, but i suspect the horror genre falls in most peoples list of things that have no meaning and are a waste of time.
     
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    How do you know that Ghost or Evil demons aren't real ?
     
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    They are very real. But I don't like bothering them or invading their privacy.
     
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    Thx, will seek it out. Always helps to have a lovely in a film :)
     
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    Tosstesterone?
     
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    Rewatched the original Predator. Mctiernam at his best produced an action film that is MUCH better than 95% or all super hero movie of this century. Not that this is omething hard to achieve.

    Shame retired so early.
     
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    Was it really good?! I'm going to see it tomorrow maybe!!
     
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    It gets my seal of approval.

    And we have Michael Keaton playing a villain. :cool: Great stuff.
     
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    Haven't seen it yet but don't know man, Batman as the Vulture is unsettling to me ;)
     
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    I recalled watching T2 when I was a bit younger and remember liking it. I decided to watch the first one (Terminator, 1984) and was impressed. I found it more of a suspense/horror movie, but with awesome action and and much more serious tone than the proceeding films.
     
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    Finally saw Baby Driver. Meh,I don't know,sort of mixed on this one. Some parts I liked,some I didn't. My favourite part was probably the Paul Williams cameo (I know how much Edgar loves Phantom Of The Paradise so was cool to see him in it). I don't like modern car chases,too many cuts. The chases disappointed me in this,the ending was awful. I liked some of the music scenes though. It's good,but nothing to get too excited about...
     
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    Currently watching Tess (1978) by Roman Polanski.

    3 hours long.
     
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    It's very sad :(
     
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    I've seen dozens of holocaust movies.

    I think I'll survive !
     
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    The Big Sick

    Well written, well acted, very funny, smart, and believable.
     
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    One chance remark (by the parson) sets all this into motion.
    Now I am afraid of what a small remark by me could do to others !
    Again, near the end, the mother reveals her location and that sets the final act into motion.
     
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    I had always used Run Home Slow (with Mercedes McCambridge) as a sort of bench mark by which to compare pretentious, bad, self-indulgent films that make you cringe and then laugh and then sigh. But today I saw Ghost Story, beside which Run Home Slowly seems a masterpiece.

    Imagine a movie where for 20 minutes the camera focuses on the peeling of an orange- then for another 10 minutes shows the intricate patterns in which the pieces have fallen- then another 10 minutes of the characters face as she contemplates the pieces. The orange-peeling was not actually in this movie- but there was a pie. Imagine the movie The Time Machine. Instead of fast-forwarding through the 100,000 year leap into the future, the scene actually takes 1000,000 years to watch-- and you have an idea how tedious Ghost Story is. It is almos as if Andy Warhol wrote a script and it was directed by Yoko Ono.

    We should have left after the pie scene, but stuck it out. As we left, more than a few of the 5 other people in the theater muttered, "this is the worst movie I have ever seen."

    See this movie at your own risk.
     
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    Don't worry about it.

    Michael Keaton gets nuts once more and it is a joy to watch. Unlike that Jonathan Kent. :p
     
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