What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Forehand Of Doom

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    I will watch it soon, as I seem to fit the target audience perfectly. ;)

    Or at least I'll claim that Sunset Boulevard is one of my all time favorite movies, and it seems to share some of the themes with The Artist.
     
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    Thank you for the Dallas Buyers Club recommendation. I should watch it soon.

    Regarding movies NOT to watch, avoid Fire With Fire as the plague. Crap movie. Supposedly an action movie/thriller, but it sucks completely.

    Vincent d'Onnofrio plays one of the most ridiculous villains in recent memory. A white supremacist with an Irish last name who seems to talk like a black gangsta.

    Also, the last scene was so corny and so obvious that I almost threw up. Do not watch this movie.
     
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    Fargo - Coen brothers. Frances McDormand was really funny and won Best Actress.

    A kidnapping and a lot of other things.
     
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    Last Days on Mars - trash, waste of 1:45 hours.

    SPOILER ALERT:

    Its yet another zombie movie.

    Boogie Nights - (Paul Thomas Anderson) touching film about a rising pooorn star played by Wahlberg. Has Burt Reynolds and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
     
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    how did you like the infamous wood chipper scene?
     
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    Very cute.

    I would love to say more, but Power_Player will charge me with a Spoiler Violation ;)
     
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    'Your turn' or its your turn - something like that...

    disguntingly horrible!!!
     
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    what about that new space movie with Harrison ford ?? is that a great movie ??
     
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    hahaha well played.


    On the note of bizarre dark humor, I watched 'Pulp Fiction' again last night. That movie never gets old. Plus I watched it with Tarantino's commentary. Literally EVERY single thing you see in the movie was placed there as a reference to something else. As an enjoyer of good film, I feel like this is becoming a lost art, like so much in film is just thrown in. He clearly thinks very thoroughly about every word that is uttered, or every poster on the wall. Very interesting, would reccomend.

    It talked a bit about what's in the suitcase which spoiler alert:

    You never find out, though he makes reference to it being Marcus's soul
     
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    Can you give me a name at least ?
     
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    I was watching 25th Hour last night, wondering which part made monfed cry. Finally at the scene of the friends under the bridge, I thought "Yes, this is where he cried". But later i wondered whether it was during the last five or ten minutes.

    Very nice and interesting film about the last day of a convict's life. Good job by Ed Norton. PS Hoffman has a supporting role in it.
     
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    I am itching to watch Pulp Fiction again*, but one of my movie drives has crashed. I shall have to wait a couple weeks to get another copy of that.

    * due to it getting mentioned everywhere including a dedicated thread.
     
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    Tarantino should have a thread. His work is amazing. I got into his movies when I saw Kill Bill back in the day for the action, then as I started appreciating film I started realizing how creative and detail oriented he really is. He is an amazing story teller. Now that I'm a bit older I absolutely love his humor as well as the action. Django and Inglorious *******s are easily two of my favorite movies. Django was hilarrrriioousss. Jamie Foxx was teriffic and was very funny but Christoph Waltz stole the show just as he did in Inglorious *******s. Just an amazing actor, his delivery of lines just makes me want to listen to every sylable. The chemistry he and Foxx had was really fun to watch.
     
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    Capote - Phillip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote. The movie is about the period when Capote was working on his novel In Cold Blood.

    Perhaps PSH does a good job in portraying Capote who was gay, and talked in a high pitched voice and had certain mannerisms. However, IMO his behavior seemed to overpower the film. It seems to be more about Capote having a teenage crush on a convict. Capote comes across almost as pathetic and stupid in several scenes - is this really how he was ? I suppose so, since Harper Lee gives him that look when he behaves petulantly.

    I am almost reminded now of that 15 year old kid (Hermie?) in Summer of '42 rehearsing silly lines to say to Jennifer ("Laughter becomes you").

    Do 40-year old gay people really introduce themselves to a police chief and point out that their scarf is from "Bergdorf"! LOL, the police chief gives him a good retort a little later !

    My concerns are more about how the movie negatively portrays Capote as being childish (besides of course self-centred). I am sort of confused as to what the movie was really about.
     
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    Yes, he's probably the only one in anime that invites favorable (mainstream) comparisons with the big names in good old live-action films, and for good reason. (Though highly entertaining most of anime is juvenile junk best consumed by teenagers.) Having said that I've never been a big fan of Miyazaki's, for the same reason that I've never "got" the appeal of The Wizard of Oz. Make of that what you will. :twisted:

    If you're still interested in anime there's one other name I recommend: Satoshi Kon, for my money the most talented animator of his generation who unfortunately succumbed to cancer in 2010. Though he left behind a very small oeuvre as a director (just 4 feature films and a TV series) all of them are worth viewing, even his least successful (final) feature Papr!ka (had to substitute for the "i" there). If you must pick just one of Kon's works make it Millennium Actress, a gorgeous portrait of the aging eponymous actress' life vs. cinema (you can see I dig this theme a lot).



    It actually is a comedy, or rather a farce about a game played by the contestants which of course is supposed to be a microcosm of the whole ludicrous world. The real joke is in that these participants aren't playing the same game, but like you I never really got the joke myself.

    Yes, it's told in a matter-of-fact way, and it's this very banality that gives the film such visceral power. Ichikawa simply refuses to romanticize the subject here, unlike in his other celebrated but less successful war film Burmese Harp.

    Speaking of which I'm guessing you've already seen Grave of the Fireflies, given your familiarity with Miyazaki's biggies. What about Barefoot Gen (the animated version, obviously, not the live-action one)? This movie (one of the many based on the Hiroshima bombing) is not a classic on par with Grave and the animation itself has dated to say the least, but it still features perhaps the single most devastating scene in all of anime. (I won't post spoilers, but this predictably happens shortly after the bombing.)
     
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    Saw Nebrasca. It was about a son who (sort of) rises above the miserable world and miserable people he is surrounded by and tries to do the (sort of) right thing for his (sort of) senile father. Basically, the experience barely rose above listining to someone describe their hernia operation- for an hour and a half.
     
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    Nymphomaniac, some of my "cool" friends couldn't wait to see it ( they actually thought it was some kind of Hollywood sexy movie made for under 12's who didn't even start high school yet, eventually with a apple pie on the genitals scene :lol: ). I saw other Lars von Trier movies, the didn't!
    Surprise, *****es!
     
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    Requiem for a dream. 10/10, most depressing movie I've ever seen and trust me I've seen plenty of those sick puppies.
     
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    Should be made a compulsory view for anyone who is a drug addict. If that don't stop them,nothing will.

    Godfather Part 2,brilliant. I prefer it to the original
     
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    Magnolia - another Paul Anderson movie. Tom Cruise, Phillip Hoffman and many others. Hard to describe the movie, it's funny it's touching, very interesting characters, multiple story lines. Perhaps needs a second viewing to understand completely. Three hours long, but very interesting.

    Actually I am not an anime fan. But I did enjoy Spirited Away and the other two movies. I would not search out anime movies, but if someone recommends one as a really good movie, I'd certainly see it.

    Yes, I have seen both Grave of the Fireflies and Barefoot Gen long ago. I remember thinking then that I never knew that an animation movie could seem so real. I can't remember having been shaken so much by a movie.

    As far as Wizard of Oz, yes, i did find it stretched a bit too much. I loved the starting, especially the song "Somewhere over the rainbow."
     
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    I've seen his earlier movie "Pi" (1998 ) about a math genius.
     
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    Speaking of math genius. Just watched a beautiful minds again. Russel crows best movie IMO.
     
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    Monuments Men

    Dragged down by the cast. Put Clooney and Damon together again, then add Bill Murray and John Goodman, and you have a war movie with no sense of war, more like a Caddyshack VI. The silly tone of this thing clashes horribly with the serious subject, especially with several holocaust vignettes thrown clumsily into the film. But Jean Dujardin has finally learned some English!
     
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    I downloaded but a bit scared to watch it after Requiem. Looks bizarre with the black n white picture,like some acid trip. :-?
     
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    Pulp Fiction - Brilliant and funny.

    Travolta, Samuel Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, and others.

    I saw A Beautiful Mind long ago. Freaked me out, the idea that you could believe you are working somewhere but you are imagining it all. Then a year back I saw Shutter Island and that freaked me out even more.
     
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    Shutter Island was good. Less creepy math movie, 'Good Will Hunting', with Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, and Stellan SkarsgÄrd. Such a good movie, and a good mixture of humor as well.

    Only movie that I have ever seen and enjoyed Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck.
     
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    Year of the Fish

    The rotoscope effect is a little weird until you get used to it, then compliments the look and feel of the story, which updates the 800 year old tale of what we in America call the "Cinderella" story.

    Well done.
     
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    Here are two excellent movies:

    Philomena - A true story about an old lady separated from her child at a very young age. She has been trying to track him down for years. Judi Dench.

    Nebraska - About an old man who is losing his memory, about his family and one incident in his life. It's a very true take on what families go through when someone is going through memory loss, dementia, etc.

    Bruce Dern plays the old man. Warning: I don't recommend this movie for everyone, if your folks are old then you will be able to relate to it.

    p.s. It's in black and white. Stunning. Loved it.
     
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    That's funny. I loved it from the start. It was so funny, and also of course sad and touching. I saw it more from the perspective of the old man.

    If you have lived with people with senility/dementia (usually a lot worse than what is shown in the movie) then you will relate to it.

    I don't know why they chose B&W but it looked awesome to me. The young man knows that his father is in his last stages of being able to understand anything, that very soon he will be "unreachable". Looking back, i realize it's also quite devastating, the revelation at the end.
     
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    Any thoughts on a new movie, Transcendance?
     
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    Hey, wait. Looks like its not yet been released ? Or have you zipped ahead in your Time Machine, seen it, and come back to gloat at us old-timers :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendence_(2014_film)
     
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    Blue Jasmine - d. by Woody Allen. Good acting by Cate Blanchett. Nominated for Best Actress.

    Riches to rags story, Cate has to endure her poorer sister and sister's friends. Very interesting. Enjoyed.
     
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    The Art Of The Steal.
     
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    If you're referring to the documentary about the Barnes institute, that was very interesting. Well with watching if anyone hasn't seen it.
     
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    Both, I saw Barnes Institute documentary and the Kurt Russell - Matt Dillon one, interesting and hilarious, respectively.
     
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    The Bling Ring - IMO Silly movie for teenagers. Avoid if you can. Directed by Sofia Coppola.

    A bunch of young kids go around stealing, bragging about it, posting about it on social media etc.

    Out of the Furnace - Bale, Woody Harrelson. Quite okay crime movie, ex-con versus drug dealers. Nothing great.
     
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    The Lego Movie, in 3D....."Everything is Awesome..........":)
     
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    I will try to look it up, have seen a couple of Woody Allen films and I like his more recent works. He's done collaborating with Scarlett Johansson?
     
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    Like The Incredibles in 3D?
     
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    Saw Blue Jasmine; Janet, Jasmine...

    Cate Blanchett is always sterling in her performances but I think I like the plot of Scoop a lot more, funnier too!;) Midnight in Paris is another one I like.
     
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    Before Sunrise - very interesting. Two strangers meet and talk for about 24 hours, discovering each others and themselves.

    Will check out Scoop. Enjoyed MIP thoroughly, really want to see it again.
     
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    I know Magnolia has great admirers (including Anderson himself), but it's a perfect example of the whole being less than the sum of its parts. Anderson would've been better off exploring one or two of its miniplots in more depth, especially the hilarious and touching Cruise one.

    Kon is definitely an anime director worth checking out. You might want to start with his debut Perfect Blue, which tends to show up on many a GOAT anime list, but I think that's due more to its novelty factor (look, an anime look into the female psyche!) than to anything else. Then you can try my favorite Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers and Papr!ka, and also his TV series Paranoia Agent if you're up for it.

    The scene of Judy Garland singing "Over the Rainbow" is justly a classic, and it's probably the only thing I truly enjoy about the movie (in fact I'm often tempted to rnak the song among the top 10 ever written), but I think the late "Iz"'s performance might top even the immortal Garland version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DKWlrA24k
     
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    Brokeback Mountain - Ang Lee. Heath Ledger and Jake. Pretty moving. Subdued passions, forbidden love.
     
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    What Planet Are You From?

    Funny on occasions - few laughs . 6/10. Loved the part played by Ben Kingsley
     
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    Pain & Gain

    Excellent first 30min, ok middle and a crazy 3rd act. Pretty funny all the way through and Johnson was awesome.
     
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    Atlantic City - Louis Malle. Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon. Liked a lot.
     
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    And the twins
     
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    ^ Not sure whether you are referring to Sarandon's twin peaks rubbed with lemon, or something else :)

    The Talented Mr Ripley - Pretty good psychological thriller. Matt Damon, Jude Law, Cate, Gwenyth and PS Hoffman. Gets a bit predictable.

    I later read it is based on the same book that Plein Soleil is (starring Alain Delon) which they say was a much better movie.
     

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