What was the last movie you watched?

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Just finished A Quiet Place (2018). In a post-apocalyptic world, a creature that is blind but equipped with super-sensitive hearing (imagine an evil Stevie Wonder) hunts humans by sound, and so Jim Halpert's family has to remain very quiet indeed.

In other words, a familiar premise but an interesting enough gimmick. The gimmick works well, and I mark it as a plus that they got an actual deaf girl to play a deaf girl, cruel as it may be to deny a non-disabled person the chance to make an Oscar pitch by pretending to be disabled. Beyond this, the story is not the most meaty. On the plus side, it has Emily Blunt.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
"The Descendants" (2011)

George Clooney stars, Alexander Payne directs, eerily timely film about a family saying good-by to one of their own hospitalized on life support. Yes, it's okay to be angry, too. Very well done, won the Oscar for adapted screenplay.
 

40L0VE

Rookie
Godzilla King of the Monsters 2019.

I don't watch monster films for plot or acting so long as it's good enough. In the case of this film don't bother unless you really want to see Godzilla. I thought Bushwick was a a slightly better crafted film than this. The two recent King Kong films are much better made monster films (the giant Kong one and the one with Jack Black) to give you some reference point.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
A nice break as I got ready for work...Failure To Launch. Great scenery and sailboat scenes, except for nude Terry Bradshaw (rear view only, TG!).
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Rewatched Parasite. It was very rewarding on second viewing as well, even if watching from home doesn't match the movie theatre experience.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
I had some pandemic time on my hands, and decided to watch two trippy late 1960s films, Jim Morrison's "HWY: An American Pastoral" and Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point." Unfortunately, you probably need a healthy dose of LSD or some psychedelic mushrooms to fully appreciate either film, and the wild mushroom pasta I had for lunch didn't do the trick.

Both are mainly interesting as documents of the time and psychedelic counter-culture mentality. I like Jim Morrison, but was tempted to fast forward early. I have heard that he would have screenings after concerts, as he had trouble getting people to watch it. Many critics consider "Zabrinskie Point" to be Antonioni's biggest failure.

"HWY: An American Pastoral" (Full film)

"Zabriskie Point" (Trailer)
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I had some pandemic time on my hands, and decided to watch two trippy late 1960s films, Jim Morrison's "HWY: An American Pastoral" and Michelangelo Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point." Unfortunately, you probably need a healthy dose of LSD or some psychedelic mushrooms to fully appreciate either film, and the wild mushroom pasta I had for lunch didn't do the trick.

Both are mainly interesting as documents of the time and psychedelic counter-culture mentality. I like Jim Morrison, but was tempted to fast forward early. I have heard that he would have screenings after concerts, as he had trouble getting people to watch it. Many critics consider "Zabrinskie Point" to be Antonioni's biggest failure.

"HWY: An American Pastoral" (Full film)

"Zabriskie Point" (Trailer)
Zabriskie Point has two redeeming values:

1. The soundtrack. Pink Floyd contributed a lot of it but John Fahey, David Lindley and Jesse Colin Young add some layers of their own.

2. The house explosion scene in slow motion.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Zabriskie Point has two redeeming values:

1. The soundtrack. Pink Floyd contributed a lot of it but John Fahey, David Lindley and Jesse Colin Young add some layers of their own.

2. The house explosion scene in slow motion.
An interesting coincidence that didn't occur to me when I chose yesterday's double feature is that Antonioni rejected a Morrison song for the soundtrack.

Antonioni met with Jim Morrison during early production to ask for a musical contribution to the soundtrack. Morrison and the Doors provided "L'America" which Antonioni then rejected.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066601/trivia
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
I gave away the original soundtrack on lp. To this day, I am still chewing my fingers :-D:-D Wonderful film. Has anyone watched the one with J.Nicholson ? Opinions ?
"The Passenger" is Antonioni's film with Jack Nicholson. I have it on DVD, but last watched it years ago. It's a great film about alienation and identity. The pace is very slow, and it requires patience and contemplation to appreciate. The film is about a decade before MTV-style rapid cuts, and music video montages proliferated in films, and conditioned audiences to became impatient with long takes.

Here's the trailer, which makes it seem like there is a lot more action in the film than viewers actually experience:

Here's a classic scene that is representative of the film's pace:

"L'Avventura" is probably Antonioni's most praised film.

i really like "Blow-Up."
 

MICHELUZZO

Rookie
"The Passenger" is Antonioni's film with Jack Nicholson. I have it on DVD, but last watched it years ago. It's a great film about alienation and identity. The pace is very slow, and it requires patience and contemplation to appreciate. The film is about a decade before MTV-style rapid cuts, and music video montages proliferated in films, and conditioned audiences to became impatient with long takes.

Here's the trailer, which makes it seem like there is a lot more action in the film than viewers actually experience:

Here's a classic scene that is representative of the film's pace:

"L'Avventura" is probably Antonioni's most praised film.

i really like "Blow-Up."
Thanks. Nice. I'll check it out. Fav's are L'avventura and Deserto Rosso..A Zed and Two Noughts anyone ?
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Ended up watching American Wedding. Bless Fred Willard's soul. Stiffler Roddick is just on another level. Frickin hilarious. The dancing scene with bear is money. Mr. Belvedere. haha

 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
The Longest Ride (2015) - Alan_Alda, Clint Eastwood's son Scott, great grand-daughter of Charlie Chaplin, John Huston, etc.

Basically a romantic movie, that shuttles between two generations. Old man (Alda) remembering his love affair in the 40s and a young couple who are falling in love today.

Like many movies, it reveals to you what real love is all about and how to have real/true life-long love (Hint: lots of sacrifice involved).

Quite interesting nevertheless. Everyone looked a bit familiar. I thought the main girl was the girl from Joy (jennifer lawrence) but she wasn't. I thought Alan Alda (voice was so familiar) was John Locke from LOST but wrong there too. Alda was there in Marriage Story.
 

Fedinkum

Legend
Rainy days and Covid-19 were making my day depressing, so I browsed through my Yet to Watch Comedy collection and found Aeroplane (1980).

This snap stick flick is so stupidly funny, I couldn’t stop giggling all the way. No brain cells were lost along the ride but just the perfect movie to cheer me up, definitely did its job XD .
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Watched Short Term 12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. It's the story of a 20-something who works at a residential treatment facility for troubled youth, as she tries to balance the challenges of her own life. Films like these sometimes err by being either so gloomy as to end up a bit of a drag, or to go for the 'inspirational', feel-good, overcome-the-challenges angle so as to end up saccharine. This is one of the films that strikes a nice balance between hopefulness and an honest look at unhappy fates, although it does get a bit cute in certain moments. But overall it's an empathic tale from the perspective of these neglected youth and the people who work with them. There are some stellar performances, and Brie Larson shines especially. Rami Malek is here as well, as a well-meaning but a bit clumsy social worker.

The film can be found on YouTube BTW.
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Caught couple of flicks this week as life is getting pretty monotonous.

A Little Chaos(2014): Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci

Enjoyed the performance of the cast especially Alan Rickman as King Louis XIV. It was a great feeling watching the greenery in the night alone with the lights off when everyone is asleep.

Me Before You(2016): After losing her job, Louisa Clark(Emilia Clarke) is forced to accept one which requires her to take care of Will Traynor( Sam Claflin), a recently-paralyzed man. The two of them soon bond with each other.
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin

I loved it very much. Got a bit of 'Scent of a woman' vibe with this one. @Sentinel In case you did not watch this already, I recommend it. :p It is a romantic movie with 7.4/10 rating at IMDB.
 
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Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I loved it very much. Got a bit of 'Scent of a woman' vibe with this one. @Sentinel In case you did not watch this already, I recommend it. :p It is a romantic movie with 7.4/10 rating at IMDB.
Yup, watched Me Before You in 2016.
 
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Sentinel

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Re-watched this one very recently. It was okay, but since it's Fiennes.....
Mum did not care for it. But she did like The Longest Ride which I found quite trite. She wanted to watch Forever My Girl which she partly watched the other day on telly, so I got that and we watched that today.
 
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