What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. DRII

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    so i guess you just wanted another 007 type adaptation.

    i vaguely remember the TV show and i'm glad the movie did not walk in lockstep with the series.

    and yes, the movie is kinda like a prequel to Man on Fire, which i have absolutely no problem with! Man on Fire was another very good movie.

    as Denzel has gotten older, he's found his new groove in terms of character and what role he plays best. Equalizer fits this mold, and he did excellent in his own right. same can be said of Liam Neeson who has had great success in his later years recently in the same type of movies. i assume you would have went to see it in the theatre if he was playing the lead role. personally i wouldn't have minded if Neeson starred in it, but Denzel Washington did an excellent job (fyi, he is a great actor - even without a British or some derivative accent).

    perhaps you should actually see it before making judgments.
     
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    i understand where you are coming from. They should have just called it something else. Liam probably would have been a better choice yes as he is more european. its just not an american character.

    its not a 007 type show. maybe you should revisit it sometime as your memory seems to be off.

    Honestly Russel Crowe would have been a pretty good fit. Anthony Hopkins would be perfect if he was younger. The Govenor from the walking dead would have been a perfect choice for bringing back the role.

    Edward woodward made the role though. He was the absolute perfect actor for the tone of the show.

    hey I like Mel gibson a lot but I wouldnt just throw him in that role. Its kind of like James Bond....you cant just throw anyone into that role. There are plenty of american characters that Denzel could play if he felt the need to piggy back of the success of a series from the past. Heck remake action jackson. Flabby Denzel probably wouldnt be able to top a ripped monster like Carl Weathers though.

    next they will probably remake lethal Weapon and stick hugh grant in for Mel and Rosie Odonnel for the Danny glover Character. Instead of going after drug dealers that will be after some right wing gruop...tea party and what not...LOL.
     
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    It was cute and unusual. Worth a one-time view for art.
     
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    When Harry Met Sally - Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal.

    Funny at parts, but predictable, and mostly shallow.
     
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    Changs Last Stand. 1997 US Open quarterfinal. Chang Vs Rios. Great story about a tired and worn out veteran gunslinger facing a young hotshot up and comer. first act is the young gunslinger dealing with the pressure of the moment and believing he can win the showdown. Second act our cocky gunslinger Rios gains self confidence and makes his move. in the end (fifth set) the experienced veteren chang digs deep and summons the power of the lord to carry him through too victory in his last big match before his tragic downfall begins (at the hands of rafter in the Semis). This event is played out in the sequal.....Death of a Champion/Birth of a Rock Star (1997 Us Open Semis). Followed Up by the film Rafterman! (1997 Us Open Final).

    The Success of Rafterman lead on to a series of films which included....Rafterman 2, Rafterman goes to London, Rafterman vs The bald meth head, and Rafterman Vs The Giant.


    young gunslinger Rios also had a series of films most successful in south america. Rios The conquerer, Rios Untamed, and the comedy Where's Rios?

    The Veteran Chang later was in a few small films that bombed at the box office and now plays supporting roles in asian Film.
     
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    The Purge 2. Better than the first one. I was kinda disappointed with the first.
     
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    Didn't even know there was an original show. So putting Denzel in that role didn't effect me as it did you. I thought he was great.
     
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    The Three Faces of Eve (1957) - Interesting movie about an actual case of multiple personality. Joanne Woodward won the academy award for Best Actress for this role.
     
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    Watched Dracula Untold tonight. Meh... The bat thing was cool though.
     
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    Days Of Heaven [1978]. One of the most beautiful films ever,if only I could see it on a big screen...
     
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    Terrance Malick, eh? Still smell the stale popcorn
     
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    Seance on a wet afternoon (1964) - interesting crime movie.

    Lucy (2014) - Similar to Limitless. Plot was not exploited, they just made it into a quick action thriller. Only saving grace was Morgan Freeman.
     
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    Creature 3D
     
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    World War Z, not enough plot. It simply got right into it.
     
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    The Night Of The Hunter(1955). Didn't really do it for me,I didn't find it remotely scary...
     
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    The new Step Up. The choreography wasn't as good as the previous Step Ups.
     
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    Born Yesterday (1950) - Won Judy Holliday an Academy for Best Actress.
    Dir by George Cukor. Funny parts.

    Dumb blonde involved with a junk baron. She starts to get wise.


    The Giver - so-called sci-fi movie -- an alternative world in which memories have been erased and people are medicated so they don't have emotions.

    Rather dumb. Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep.
     
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    Magnificent Obsession (Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman) - interesting movie about helping others.

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    The Dinosaur Project (2012) - low budget Jurassic Park wannabe, silly but fun at parts.
    Uses the "found footage" technique which is irritating since this style is usually full of people taking shots of one another, mug shots and selfies, and very jerky camera work.
     
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    How the Hel! was American Horror Story Freakshow? Who catch the opener? I am about to watch it from the DVR.
     
  20. CivicLx

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    I watched the third Hobbit film tonight. Best of the trilogy for sure!!

    just joking:)

    Watched The Patriot tonight. Jason Isaacs gave a wicked performance in this film.
     
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    Last watched The Maze Runner. Pretty good movie I reckon.

    Never read the book it's based on, however.
     
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    Edge of tomorrow. Great movie, remind me of Nadal and how he turn 7 sraight loses to Djokovic in 2011 and of course finally able to beat Federer outside clay in 2008.
    To figure out what I mean just watching this :)
     
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    American Horror Story Freakshow is pretty gloomy man, not something you watch with your date. Season 1 was FUN, looks like Season 4 is dark like Asylum was.

    Coven was almost as good as season 1.
     
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    Amores Perros. One of those movies that was great,but I'm not that worried if I never see it again...
     
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    borderland

    hell of a movie. Three guys go down to mexico and have to deal with a mexican drug cartel that practices satanic rituals. the film is based on a true story from 1989 which appears to be factual from everything i have read. I actually found a few parts of it hard to watch because it was so sad what happened to these guys. I will never go to Mexico after reading up on what happened and the things that are still happening down there.

    anyways its a really well done film. best horror i have seen in a ln a long time and factual. Not sure i would put it up there with Texas chainsaw Massacre but its Definitely up there. I am not sure why its not more popular. Its a hundred times better than hostel or saw IMO.

    i will warn you though. Its brutal. some of the deaths are just hard to watch because you really feel for the characters and are saddened watching them suffer.
     
  26. DRII

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    Gone Girl...

    awful!

    chick flick for sure...
     
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    really? i DVR'd it, will check it out soon. I really liked season 1 and Coven, only watched one episode of Asylum and thought it was not good at all...
     
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    The Bucket List (2007) - Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Panned by critics for being too sentimental, but i enjoyed it.

    Two terminally ill men decide to do some fun/meaningful things before they die.
     
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    Inherit the Wind - interesting court-room film about creationists vs evolutionists. Spencer Tracy and Gene Kelly.

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  30. Midaso240

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    Damn it,I'm still going to watch it.
     
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    Gone Girl

    Noirish suspense thriller with elements of glib social commentary, a very flawed film but entertaining nonetheless.
     
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    Venom (1981)........Klause kinski, Oliver Reed, Stearling hayden

    basically a home invasion hostage standoff film. Only there is a Black Mamba snake running loose in the house.

    very well done, tense and first class acting all the way around. I hadnt watched this film since 1982 or so and I was a small child. Couldnt remember much but it scared the hell out of me when i was a kid. still scary after watching it. Its the best snake movie i have seen. Edge of your seat stuff. Black Mambas are some nasty creatures.
     
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    Separate Tables (1958) - Interesting movie. David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth.

    Niven and Wendy Hiller won Oscars.
     
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    Wavelength(1967). Don't know why I bothered,tedious experimental film...
     
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    The Duellists (1977). The last duel should have used different weapons, but a good film nonetheless. I should try fencing one day.
     
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    Draft Day.

    Predictable story, but they did it pretty well imo. Some nice cameo's, easy to follow for non-football fans. i enjoyed it anyway.
     
  37. Ronaldo

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    Scarier than Snakes On A Plane?
     
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    I didnt like snakes on a plane to be honest.

    Venom is a different kind of movie. In a lot of ways its like Desperate Hours. Then just when you let your guard down the Black Mamba pops out and shakes things up. The startles really come out of nowhere and grab you. The death by snake scenes are probably the best i have seen and pretty grusome.

    The other part is Oliver Reed and Klaus Kinski. If you dont know much about these two actors you should check into them. Klaus was basically a mentally insane person who was unbelievable on screen and off. Intensity doesnt really describe him well enough. He is kind of adolf Hitler on Crystal Meth.

    Oliver Reed on the other hand was a true mans man. very tough and top notch acting ability which was all natural. He learned how to act hanging out at the pub and getting drunk all the time. One of the early method actors if you call that acting.

    Both actors are legendary actors though. Klaus spent time POw camps as well as a mental institution before becoming an actor, was both a victim and practicer of incest, and whatever crazy things you can think of. Oliver was an absolute crazy alcoholic whos drinking binges were epic and not human. Not exactly role models but interesting none the less.

    Sterling Hayden is an overated actor that is best known for being a communist infiltrator in hollywood back from the cold war days when Stalin was recruiting actors useing the film industry to spread propaganda.
     
  39. Ronaldo

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    Familiar with Klaus Kinski in Fitzcarraldo.
     
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    He was great in Aguirre: Wrath Of God as well...
     
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    Awakenings (1990) -- touching movie based on a true story about a neurologist (Robin Williams) who tries a new drug meant for Parkinson's patients on patients who have been cataleptic for over 20 years. They awaken from their "sleep" to find they have lost 20 or more years of their lives. Robert DeNiro plays one of the patients who fell "asleep" in his early teens.

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    Ending is up there with Charly!
     
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    Marnie (1964) - psychological thriller by Hitchcock. Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren.
     
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    Gone Girl. Great film,the best of the year so far for me...
     
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    the inbetweeners 2
     
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    :shock::shock::shock:
     
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    What's yours? My next best ones would be Boyhood and Life Itself
     
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    Hannah and her sisters - Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow

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    I just thought that 'Gone Girl' was horrible. there were just too many breaks in logic or convenient causalities. i know all about a woman being scorned (to a certain degree), but to develop the skills of a psychopath so easily and instantly w/o explanation was bewildering.
     
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    The Equalizer was pretty good. Denzel Washington rarely has a bad movie.
     

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