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Title: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 21, 2006, 09:23:32 am
only post movies you've seen for the first time, not stuff you've watched again.

"Be here to love me", documentary about Townes Van Zandt.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on February 21, 2006, 10:32:59 am
Munich


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on February 21, 2006, 11:15:16 am
I can't remember the name but it's the one where the guy loses his job at the giant company because it was run badly. Bah, I know the star who plays in it but I can't even remember his damn name. :(


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MHS2002 on February 21, 2006, 11:40:30 am
The New World. Don't see it. It sucks.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on February 21, 2006, 11:51:53 am
I can't remember the name but it's the one where the guy loses his job at the giant company because it was run badly. Bah, I know the star who plays in it but I can't even remember his damn name. :(

Fun with Dick and Jane?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on February 21, 2006, 11:52:22 am
I can't remember the name but it's the one where the guy loses his job at the giant company because it was run badly. Bah, I know the star who plays in it but I can't even remember his damn name. :(

Fun with Dick and Jane?

Yes, that's the name, thanks. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: A18 on February 21, 2006, 11:54:46 am
I don't remember.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on February 21, 2006, 11:55:18 am
I don't remember.

It must have been awhile then. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on February 21, 2006, 11:56:24 am
In a movie theater?  I think it was Wedding Crashers.  On video/DVD, Cry Freedom.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 21, 2006, 12:03:06 pm
In a movie theater?  I think it was Wedding Crashers.  On video/DVD, Cry Freedom.
Whichever was later. Even tv counts. Just as long as you didn't know it before.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheresNoMoney on February 21, 2006, 12:03:30 pm
Kinsey on HBO On-Demand.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on February 21, 2006, 12:08:47 pm
In a movie theater?  I think it was Wedding Crashers.  On video/DVD, Cry Freedom.
Whichever was later. Even tv counts. Just as long as you didn't know it before.

In that case, it was Cry Freedom.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 2,868,691 on February 21, 2006, 12:16:26 pm
I downloaded Van Wilder on Limewire a few days ago...though it was quite funny


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on February 21, 2006, 01:05:18 pm
Dolls by Takeshi Kitano.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330229/

F-ing brilliant.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nick on February 21, 2006, 01:08:49 pm
When a stranger calls.  It sucked by the way.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Virginian87 on February 21, 2006, 02:28:54 pm
If we're talking about a theater, then the last film I saw was Narnia, before New Year's.

If we're talking about films in general, then the last one I saw was Anchorman.

"Say, where did you get those clothes, at the toilet store?"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 21, 2006, 02:35:41 pm
Theater: Aeon Flux
in general: Dead Poets Society, just an hour ago in class.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on February 21, 2006, 02:37:37 pm
Munich.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on February 21, 2006, 02:42:17 pm
On TV "Die Another Day"

(I know, I'm pathetic... I haven't even seen "Golden Eye" yet...)

Theatre "When a Stranger Calls"

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on February 21, 2006, 02:54:45 pm
Good Night and Good Luck


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on February 21, 2006, 05:59:01 pm
On TV "Die Another Day"

I'm sorry...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on February 21, 2006, 06:02:29 pm
On TV "Die Another Day"

I'm sorry...

There was nothing else on AND I've never seen it before.  It was weird watching a live action Wai Lin (sp?) since I've only seen her in Nightfire.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on February 21, 2006, 06:08:50 pm
On TV "Die Another Day"
I'm sorry...
There was nothing else on AND I've never seen it before.  It was weird watching a live action Wai Lin (sp?) since I've only seen her in Nightfire.

Rin-chan

Wai Lin wasn't in "Die Another Day", goon. :P

That's what they said the movie was called and I know she was in it because Bond yelled her name a few times.  Besides, how would I know what's the right name?  I've only seen maybe 2 and a half James Bond movies.  Maybe.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on February 21, 2006, 06:11:58 pm
Unfortunately, I was forced into seeing the Pink Panther movie yesterday. The things people go through to progress up the ladder of human relationships :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: J-Mann on February 21, 2006, 08:23:01 pm
I think "Fun with Dick and Jane" was the last one I saw in theaters. 

EDIT: No, it was "Big Momma's House 2."  The last "new" one I've seen on DVD was "Sky High."


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on February 21, 2006, 08:25:20 pm

EDIT: No, it was "Big Momma's House 2."

Please say it's not true (in tears, grabs J-mann by the shirt) PLEASE SAY IT'S NOT TRUE!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Alcon on February 21, 2006, 08:29:21 pm
Theater: Aeon Flux

How badly did it hurt?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on February 21, 2006, 08:31:02 pm
Theater: Aeon Flux

How badly did it hurt?

IT HAD HAWT BABEZ LOLZ


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: J-Mann on February 21, 2006, 08:34:14 pm

EDIT: No, it was "Big Momma's House 2."

Please say it's not true (in tears, grabs J-mann by the shirt) PLEASE SAY IT'S NOT TRUE!

LOL -- it was decent!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TomC on February 21, 2006, 08:34:23 pm
Well, I saw the two Kill Bill's on TV, but theater movie, I'm semi-embarrassed to say:

Curious George

(Remember, I have a young kid)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on February 21, 2006, 08:35:51 pm
Pink Panther, with Steve Martin.

It wasn't nearly as bad as everyone swore it was, in my opinion.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on February 21, 2006, 08:38:35 pm
Brokeback Mountain -and I wish I hadn't seen it.  Must they make those gay sex scenes in that canvas tent so graphic?   :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on February 21, 2006, 08:41:19 pm
Brokeback Mountain -and I wish I hadn't seen it.  Must they make those gay sex scenes in that canvas tent so graphic?   :P

The moment I heard that Brokeback Mountain had gay sex scenes in it, I resolved then and there that I would never, ever, ever see that movie.  A movie about gay people does not need gay porn, thx.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: J-Mann on February 21, 2006, 08:46:47 pm
Brokeback Mountain -and I wish I hadn't seen it.  Must they make those gay sex scenes in that canvas tent so graphic?   :P

The moment I heard that Brokeback Mountain had gay sex scenes in it, I resolved then and there that I would never, ever, ever see that movie.  A movie about gay people does not need gay porn, thx.

Haha, I didn't know about the gay sex scenes, but that was my alternative to "Big Momma's House 2" -- and wouldn't you know, the girlfriend wanted to see "Brokeback Mountain."  Fortunately, I still wear the pants in the relationship ...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nclib on February 21, 2006, 10:54:48 pm
Fun with Dick and Jane.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Alcon on February 21, 2006, 11:01:42 pm
Brokeback Mountain -and I wish I hadn't seen it.  Must they make those gay sex scenes in that canvas tent so graphic?   :P

The moment I heard that Brokeback Mountain had gay sex scenes in it, I resolved then and there that I would never, ever, ever see that movie.  A movie about gay people does not need gay porn, thx.

Haha, I didn't know about the gay sex scenes, but that was my alternative to "Big Momma's House 2" -- and wouldn't you know, the girlfriend wanted to see "Brokeback Mountain."  Fortunately, I still wear the pants in the relationship ...

Martin Lawrence in drag?  Now that is manly.

Good Night, and Good Luck, I think.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Q on February 22, 2006, 01:18:29 am
Love Actually

I was compelled by threats.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ebowed on February 22, 2006, 01:22:35 am
Don't remember.  I'm sure I caught something on TV recently, but it was obviously unmemorable.

The last film I saw in a movie theater was Narnia.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nini2287 on February 22, 2006, 01:29:24 am
I hardly watch movies here at school, but I think the last one I saw in theaters was Grandma's Boy over break and on video was Interstate 60 - you've probably never heard of it, but it's a really cool movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on February 22, 2006, 02:13:42 am
Stroszek (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075276/)!  It was so good, and wonderfully anti-American.  I love Werner Herzog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Herzog).
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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on February 22, 2006, 10:55:37 am
Though I've not yet seen it (I plan to on Friday) most movies have what are considered by some as 'too graphic' love scenes, so I wouldn't condemn Brokeback Mountain for being too graphic; it is simply following current trends.

Besides I have through more mainstream films than I care to remember with straight love/sex scenes and I don't complain :)

As for Good Night and Goodluck it is quite a short film, but well structured and a joy to watch really. David Strathairn is fantastic - very dry. But the film isn't about his portyal or Edward Murrows, its more about the behind the scenes team that helped get the story out.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on February 22, 2006, 02:14:46 pm
Brokeback Mountain -and I wish I hadn't seen it.  Must they make those gay sex scenes in that canvas tent so graphic?   :P

I wouldn't really call that scene that graphic to be honest. I saw it a few weeks ago with a friend and we both loved it. To be honest, the fact that it was about two gay guys didn't really bother me.

The heterosexual love scenes were more graphic than the homosexual ones by a long shot.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on February 22, 2006, 05:28:31 pm
Brokeback Mountain -and I wish I hadn't seen it.  Must they make those gay sex scenes in that canvas tent so graphic?   :P

I wouldn't really call that scene that graphic to be honest. I saw it a few weeks ago with a friend and we both loved it. To be honest, the fact that it was about two gay guys didn't really bother me.

The heterosexual love scenes were more graphic than the homosexual ones by a long shot.

Well, you're talking to someone here with a shameless double standard -I was much more comfortable with the heterosexual sex scenes and had no problem whatsoever with how graphic they were.  If I had to see a scene with two people of the same sex going at it, I would prefer they be women as opposed to men..... 

Yeah, I know I'm a hypocrite.  :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on February 22, 2006, 06:12:50 pm
Rounders. Fairly old film(about eight years old) but I've never seen it. Pretty decent, I really want to play some poker now though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: phk on February 22, 2006, 06:31:02 pm
I don't remember.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on February 22, 2006, 06:37:37 pm
In theaters, it was War of the Worlds. I saw it on the Fourth of July. ;D

As for TV, I watched my DVD of Die Hard 2 yesterday. :D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Undisguised Sockpuppet on February 23, 2006, 11:17:53 am
the last non pornographic movie? I don't remember...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on February 23, 2006, 10:05:07 pm
CHeaper by the Dozen on DVD. So-so; I din't choose it but it was OK.

Last movie I saw in cinemas...can't remember :p Saw fun with Dick and Jane a few months ago, pretty average as well.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 26, 2006, 02:30:14 pm
This apparently straight-to-video movie was shown on the bus home from the Munich away game (http://www.hooligansthefilm.com)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 26, 2006, 02:34:39 pm
Yeah, I know I'm a hypocrite.  :P

No it doesn't make you a hypocrite, anymore than it makes me a hypocrite for only going to strip clubs with female strippers and never male ones.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on February 26, 2006, 02:39:00 pm
Land of the Dead.

Great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on February 26, 2006, 07:27:47 pm
Last two:
Thursday I saw:
Fitzcarraldo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083946/)
A movie about a crazed opera-lover:
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Friday I saw:
Innocence (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375233/)
A tale of prepubescent girls in a surreal boarding school.
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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on February 26, 2006, 07:55:18 pm
L.A Confidential

Another film that I should've seen awhile ago. Good stuff, solid preformances all around.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on February 26, 2006, 08:15:09 pm
L.A Confidential

Another film that I should've seen awhile ago. Good stuff, solid preformances all around.

Basically the beginning of the Australian invasion :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on February 26, 2006, 08:35:23 pm
L.A Confidential

Another film that I should've seen awhile ago. Good stuff, solid preformances all around.

Basically the beginning of the Australian invasion :)

Pearce and Crowe both had great preformances. Very convincing as Americans ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on February 27, 2006, 09:05:25 am
The Lion in Winter


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on February 27, 2006, 09:06:05 am


I finally got to see Underworld 2 over the weekend.  It wasn't too bad.  I think I liked the first one better.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Virginian87 on February 27, 2006, 03:09:29 pm
L.A Confidential

Another film that I should've seen awhile ago. Good stuff, solid preformances all around.


Basically the beginning of the Australian invasion :)

Russell Crowe is the Errol Flynn of his generation: an accomplished Australian actor who occasionally gets into a drunken brawl or throws a telephone into a person's face.

He loves a good fight, as evidenced by this South Park episode:

http://www.maximumcrowe.net/maximumcrowe/maxcrowe_southpark.html


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on March 01, 2006, 01:12:26 am
The Lion in Winter

The original with Katherine Hepburn or the remake with Glen Close and Patrick Stewart? The remake was long and boring, I liked the original better. It was one of Anthony Hopkins first roles.

You only get one guess as to what the last movie I saw in the theatre was. I don't like talking about it b/c States and Jake start making lynching jokes :( I'll just say that "Crash" better not win on Sunday, if Hollywood knows whats good for it.

Everyone's whining that no popular movies were nominated. Capote, Munich, etc. are great films and if you are too lazy or ignorant to see them then maybe the Oscars shouldn't matter to you.

I saw Sin City on DVD, I didn't like it. Yes visually it was great, but the story was lacking.

Frodo- Not only you are a hypocrite, you're a homophobe. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on March 01, 2006, 01:17:43 am
Old School


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on March 01, 2006, 01:31:42 am
Frodo- Not only you are a hypocrite, you're a homophobe. 

And that right there is exactly the queer agenda. If you disagree with their position and where they stand. Start personally attacking them. Very petty.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on March 01, 2006, 01:58:01 am
Frodo- Not only you are a hypocrite, you're a homophobe. 

And that right there is exactly the queer agenda. If you disagree with their position and where they stand. Start personally attacking them. Very petty.

How is it 'personally attacking' someone to say that they hate homosexuals when their position is that they hate homosexuals?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on March 01, 2006, 03:50:21 am
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me -- 8/10

Not Lynch's best, but still a bloody good film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on March 01, 2006, 04:30:09 am
Frodo- Not only you are a hypocrite, you're a homophobe. 

And that right there is exactly the queer agenda. If you disagree with their position and where they stand. Start personally attacking them. Very petty.

Just because you have a 2,000 year old book to base your "arguement" on doesn't make it any more valid.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on March 01, 2006, 09:30:15 am
The Lion in Winter

The original with Katherine Hepburn or the remake with Glen Close and Patrick Stewart? The remake was long and boring, I liked the original better. It was one of Anthony Hopkins first roles.


The original, I've not seen the re-make at all. It's quite an interesting film, Hopkins, O'Toole and Hepburn are all good. Some good quotes in it as well.

Anyway the last film I've now seen is Saw, which was disappointing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on March 01, 2006, 07:42:27 pm
Frodo- Not only you are a hypocrite, you're a homophobe. 

And that right there is exactly the queer agenda. If you disagree with their position and where they stand. Start personally attacking them. Very petty.

Just because you have a 2,000 year old book to base your "arguement" on doesn't make it any more valid.

My 2k year old books is the most accurate and truthful book ever written in human history.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on March 01, 2006, 11:45:36 pm
Global Heresy, which was OK; but since then i've seen half of "Very Important Person" a British film from the 50s or something. It was OK, actually. About a popmpous old bastard who nobody likes who ends up in a POW camp, and then stuff happens (don't want t spoil it).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 07, 2006, 01:33:45 pm
Goodbye Lenin

Missed that somehow when everybody went to see it in the cinemas...meant to go actually... seen it on tv last night. Hilarious.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Democratic Hawk on March 07, 2006, 01:36:40 pm
On TV, or at the cinema?

TV - Cold Mountain. Cinema -  Can't remember. It's a long time I was at the back row kissin and a cuddlin with FREDA :P

Dave



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on March 07, 2006, 02:32:57 pm
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on March 07, 2006, 08:00:20 pm
Goodbye Lenin

Missed that somehow when everybody went to see it in the cinemas...meant to go actually... seen it on tv last night. Hilarious.

Got that on DVD. Great film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on March 07, 2006, 08:11:23 pm
Veronica Guerin on DVD.

It was alright, but I think they might've been a bit too fluffy on it, actually. And what was the deal with the Colin Farrell cameo?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on March 07, 2006, 10:11:51 pm
Blade Runner, a great film


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Democratic Hawk on March 07, 2006, 11:32:44 pm
The Aviator, watched it last night

Dave


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on March 08, 2006, 12:27:34 am
Frodo- Not only you are a hypocrite, you're a homophobe. 

And that right there is exactly the queer agenda. If you disagree with their position and where they stand. Start personally attacking them. Very petty.

How is it 'personally attacking' someone to say that they hate homosexuals when their position is that they hate homosexuals?

How exactly do I 'hate' gays?  Certainly I am uncomfortable and squeemish watching gay sex scenes (as most heterosexual men generally would be -perhaps you and Pym are the exceptions), and I have serious reservations about letting gays and lesbians marry each other -that however does not equate in making me a 'homophobe' and that I 'hate' them for who they are.  I am not 'out to get them' by campaigning for gay marriage bans or for stripping them of their civil rights, and denying them their right to at least enter into civil unions. 





Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on March 08, 2006, 12:30:21 am
Frodo- Not only you are a hypocrite, you're a homophobe. 

And that right there is exactly the queer agenda. If you disagree with their position and where they stand. Start personally attacking them. Very petty.

How is it 'personally attacking' someone to say that they hate homosexuals when their position is that they hate homosexuals?

How exactly do I 'hate' gays?  Certainly I am uncomfortable and squeemish watching gay sex scenes (as most heterosexual men generally would be -perhaps you and Pym are the exceptions), and I have serious reservations about letting gays and lesbians marry each other -that however does not equate in making me a 'homophobe' and that I 'hate' them for who they are.  I am not 'out to get them' by campaigning for gay marriage bans or for stripping them of their civil rights, and denying them their right to at least enter into civil unions.

I hardly think Frodo is the type that guys like Pym ought to be worrying about... at least for this side of the Atlantic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on March 08, 2006, 12:37:35 am
They should count themselves fortunate that I am not already their enemy. 

Why?!  What have they ever done to earn your enmity? 

I'm sure your hatred comes not from them but from your intolerant culture, community, forbears, etc.  If only there were some way to feed you all to the lions.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on March 08, 2006, 12:40:26 am
On TV, or at the cinema?

TV - Cold Mountain. Cinema -  Can't remember. It's a long time I was at the back row kissin and a cuddlin with FREDA :P

Dave



Cold Mountain -I wasn't much impressed by Nicole Kidman's performance.  It's a shame Renee Zellwegger wasn't given a more prominent role -that was perhaps her best film. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on March 08, 2006, 12:43:30 am
They should count themselves fortunate that I am not already their enemy. 

Why?!  What have they ever done to earn your enmity?

They haven't because I am not their enemy -and I hope I never will be.   

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I'm sure your hatred comes not from them but from your intolerant culture, community, forbears, etc.  If only there were some way to feed you all to the lions.

Opebo, you are a self-centered scumbag but a damn consistent one at that.  You pick the same vocabulary over and over again ad nauseum.  You ever thought of using another expression apart from 'feed you all to the lions'?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on March 08, 2006, 12:58:47 am
Just to remind everyone where Pym is coming from with his claims that I am a 'homophobe':

Brokeback Mountain -and I wish I hadn't seen it.  Must they make those gay sex scenes in that canvas tent so graphic?   :P

I wouldn't really call that scene that graphic to be honest. I saw it a few weeks ago with a friend and we both loved it. To be honest, the fact that it was about two gay guys didn't really bother me.

The heterosexual love scenes were more graphic than the homosexual ones by a long shot.

Well, you're talking to someone here with a shameless double standard -I was much more comfortable with the heterosexual sex scenes and had no problem whatsoever with how graphic they were.  If I had to see a scene with two people of the same sex going at it, I would prefer they be women as opposed to men..... 

Yeah, I know I'm a hypocrite.  :P

With standards like his, most of this forum would be classified as 'homophobes'. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on March 08, 2006, 05:10:22 am
Why is this being brought up again from a week ago?

Frodo my problem is this (not the bold part in your post):


Well, you're talking to someone here with a shameless double standard -I was much more comfortable with the heterosexual sex scenes and had no problem whatsoever with how graphic they were.  If I had to see a scene with two people of the same sex going at it, I would prefer they be women as opposed to men..... 

Yeah, I know I'm a hypocrite.  :P

Just b/c you admit you have a double standard and downplay it doesn't make it less offensive. I bet if there was a law proposed to allow only lesbians to marry you'd support it? I can understand someone being flat out homophobic, but having a double standard like this is just plain insulting.

I suppose its not your fault you feel this way, since most men find 2 women making out to be hot. It may be more about biology than bias, but its still annoying.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on March 08, 2006, 09:17:59 am
Why is this being brought up again from a week ago?

Because I only just found out what you said.  I hadn't really paid much if any attention to this thread until I was wandering about this forum last night.   

Frodo my problem is this (not the bold part in your post):

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Well, you're talking to someone here with a shameless double standard -I was much more comfortable with the heterosexual sex scenes and had no problem whatsoever with how graphic they were.  If I had to see a scene with two people of the same sex going at it, I would prefer they be women as opposed to men..... 

Yeah, I know I'm a hypocrite.  :P

Just b/c you admit you have a double standard and downplay it doesn't make it less offensive. I bet if there was a law proposed to allow only lesbians to marry you'd support it? I can understand someone being flat out homophobic, but having a double standard like this is just plain insulting.

In actuality -if it makes you feel any better- I would oppose same-sex marriages for both gays and lesbians.  Nowhere in my original comment that you alluded to did I ever say or imply that I would support one sex marrying but not the other.  Little did I expect anyone to make such an issue out of a comment I made half-jokingly, and which I did not intend to be taken too seriously. 

And I would appreciate it if you quit putting words into my mouth. 

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I suppose its not your fault you feel this way, since most men find 2 women making out to be hot. It may be more about biology than bias, but its still annoying.

Thank you for your understanding. 



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 29, 2006, 07:41:30 am
I see this thread has veered far off topic ... then again what's the movie I saw last night? Brokeback Mountain, that's what. Maybe not so far off topic, then.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ye Olde Europe on March 29, 2006, 08:30:44 am
Last three movies I've seen:

1) Das Leben der Anderen
2) Syriana
3) Munich


Will probably go to see "Inside Man" tomorrow... although the idea that Spike Lee makes a mainstream thriller sounds still kinda weird to me. ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 29, 2006, 08:36:05 am
Will probably go to see "Inside Man" tomorrow... although the idea that Spike Lee makes a mainstream thriller sounds still kinda weird to me. ;)
What a sellout. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on March 30, 2006, 01:27:19 am
2) Syriana

Any good?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on March 30, 2006, 01:34:08 am
In keeping with my Werner Herzog theme of this visit to the Bad Place I added another to my list.  Alas, the Werner Herzog portion of my local  university film series has ended, and whilst going through withdrawal I came upon, unexpectedly, a showing of Incident at Loch Ness, a 2004 mockumentary.  Mildly funny, but not much there compared to his usual films.. of course it only starred Herzog, he did not direct.
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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ye Olde Europe on March 30, 2006, 05:16:38 am
2) Syriana

Any good?

A good example for liberal Hollywood propaganda. :D

Many people probably find "Syriana" both boring and too complex, because of its extremely slow pace, the almost documentary-like style, the multiple plots and storylines as well as the dozen or so different main characters (the numerous supporting characters not counted).

It isn't exactly your typical "blockbuster" action movie. You have to pay attention to everything what happens on the screen and you have to think a lot. The script for "Syriana" is from the same author who has written "Traffic" and in many ways both movies are comparable in the structure of their plots as well as their visual style. Think of it as "Traffic" with greedy oil executives and corrupt CIA officals instead of greedy drug lords and corrupt Mexican cops.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on March 30, 2006, 05:37:57 am
V For Vendetta - 8/10


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on March 30, 2006, 08:33:14 am
The most recent picture I watched was Good Night and Good Luck, which was excellent one of last year's best, I'd say. On TV I recently watched Room With a View (girlfriend's initiative). None of us thought it to be all that good though.

Brokeback Mountain's scene is not all that graphic. I was a little shocked but it's like a 5 second scene in a 2 hour movie. It says nothing about the film as a whole. I found it to be a little overrated but still very good. Top 5 of last year, most certainly.

And I'm glad to see that some other people here seem to enjoy quality films, as opposed to the usual thrash... ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nick on March 30, 2006, 01:17:55 pm
Failure to Launch (http://www.failuretolaunchmovie.com/)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 30, 2006, 04:50:16 pm
2) Syriana

Any good?

A good example for liberal Hollywood propaganda. :D

Many people probably find "Syriana" both boring and too complex, because of its extremely slow pace, the almost documentary-like style, the multiple plots and storylines as well as the dozen or so different main characters (the numerous supporting characters not counted).

It isn't exactly your typical "blockbuster" action movie. You have to pay attention to everything what happens on the screen and you have to think a lot. The script for "Syriana" is from the same author who has written "Traffic" and in many ways both movies are comparable in the structure of their plots as well as their visual style. Think of it as "Traffic" with greedy oil executives and corrupt CIA officals instead of greedy drug lords and corrupt Mexican cops.

Guy I know told me he'd gone and seen it with his wife and they didn't understand the plot. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: KillerPollo on March 30, 2006, 05:02:37 pm
V


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 30, 2006, 05:14:30 pm
Inside Man

Likely that I'll see Ice Age II this weekend sometime.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Yates on March 30, 2006, 05:38:19 pm
V for Vendetta - a truly remarkable and moving film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on March 31, 2006, 10:45:06 am
V for Vendetta

The best film I've seen since the last Lord of the Rings. Very well done, thought provoking, and interesting. A monumental film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on March 31, 2006, 12:54:10 pm
Red Eye.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on March 31, 2006, 01:05:55 pm
Still Munich. I rarely go to the movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on March 31, 2006, 01:40:27 pm
Still Munich. I rarely go to the movies.

I never go, unless it's with other people.  I wait for the dvd.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on April 01, 2006, 09:19:35 am
I just yesterday saw Ice Age: The Meltdown on opening night.  It was fantastic; I highly recommend it to anyone who likes animated movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on April 01, 2006, 09:20:11 am
Still Munich. I rarely go to the movies.

I never go, unless it's with other people.  I wait for the dvd.

Yeah, seeing a movie by yourself seems like too big a hassle for something you can just rent a few months later and watch in the comfort of your own home, which is exactly what I did last night, as I watched Good Night and Good Luck, finally pushing Munich out of the "last movie I've seen" spot.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Foley on April 02, 2006, 04:25:23 am
Chronicles of Narnia, not by my own choice. Arg, that movie a waste of time.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on April 02, 2006, 08:11:34 am
I just yesterday saw Ice Age: The Meltdown on opening night.  It was fantastic; I highly recommend it to anyone who likes animated movies.

Yep, I second that. I took the wife and two children yesterday. Great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on April 02, 2006, 08:44:58 am
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde.

On TV. Not great, but a reasonable time-passer.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on April 03, 2006, 12:18:47 am
In Theaters- Brokeback Mountain (I care about it more as a gay rights event than as a movie, which is something most people wouldn't understand). Still, it was the best movie of 2005. March of the Penguins was G-rated pablum that belongs on TV, and Wedding Crashers was far less funny than I was led to believe.

On Video/DVD: Sin City- Didn't Like It
                       
Out of Africa: A Good Oscar Winner from 1985. It made me nostalgic for the days of colonialism.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on April 03, 2006, 12:20:04 am
V for Vendetta


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on April 03, 2006, 05:36:25 am
March of the Penguins was G-rated pablum that belongs on TV

You have no appreciation for art. :(


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on April 03, 2006, 09:32:52 am
March of the Penguins was G-rated pablum that belongs on TV

You have no appreciation for art. :(

I agree. The Swedish voice over wasn't very good, unfortunately, but as a movie it was great. Stunning.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Foley on April 03, 2006, 12:09:33 pm
March of the Penguins was G-rated pablum that belongs on TV

You have no appreciation for art. :(

I agree. The Swedish voice over wasn't very good, unfortunately, but as a movie it was great. Stunning.

Stunning? It was a documentary on penguins. It should have been aired on Discovery or National Geographic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on April 03, 2006, 03:26:02 pm
March of the Penguins was G-rated pablum that belongs on TV

You have no appreciation for art. :(

I agree. The Swedish voice over wasn't very good, unfortunately, but as a movie it was great. Stunning.

Stunning? It was a documentary on penguins. It should have been aired on Discovery or National Geographic.

If Michael "Pork Chop Ass" Moore gets to put his fictional sh*t on the big screen, then certainly an excellent flick about penguins deserves no less, no?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on April 03, 2006, 03:54:14 pm
March of the Penguins was G-rated pablum that belongs on TV

You have no appreciation for art. :(

I agree. The Swedish voice over wasn't very good, unfortunately, but as a movie it was great. Stunning.

Stunning? It was a documentary on penguins. It should have been aired on Discovery or National Geographic.

You're aware that documentaries get aired on cinemas regularly? It's better than a lot of other crap movies. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on April 03, 2006, 05:55:50 pm
March of the Penguins was G-rated pablum that belongs on TV

You have no appreciation for art. :(

I agree. The Swedish voice over wasn't very good, unfortunately, but as a movie it was great. Stunning.

Stunning? It was a documentary on penguins. It should have been aired on Discovery or National Geographic.

If you don't want to see a documentary on penguins, you can always not go to the theatre it's being shown in.

I thought that it was a marvellous movie.  So what if it didn't have any humans in it?  The real-world story that the penguins went through in March of the Penguins was better than a lot of stories written specifically for a movie.  Plus, it had a bunch of cute pictures of animals.  Anyone who doesn't appreciate cute animals has no soul.

Also, the soundtrack was absolutely gorgeous; I immediately knew I wanted to buy it the moment I left the theatre.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on April 03, 2006, 06:15:37 pm
Anyone seen 16 blocks.  Saw that the other day.  Good movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TomC on April 03, 2006, 07:10:34 pm
Actually last weekend I saw Napoleon Dynamite! Loved it- especially that ime machine scene.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on April 03, 2006, 11:02:24 pm
Actually last weekend I saw Napoleon Dynamite! Loved it- especially that ime machine scene.

That movie made absolutely no sense to me.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on April 03, 2006, 11:29:20 pm
Actually last weekend I saw Napoleon Dynamite! Loved it- especially that ime machine scene.

That movie made absolutely no sense to me.

:(

I love that movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on April 04, 2006, 06:00:20 am
March of the Penguins was G-rated pablum that belongs on TV

You have no appreciation for art. :(

I agree. The Swedish voice over wasn't very good, unfortunately, but as a movie it was great. Stunning.

Stunning? It was a documentary on penguins. It should have been aired on Discovery or National Geographic.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Thats exactly how I feel. Yes its amazing how the parents care for their young, walk a hundred miles in blizzards, etc. But it seemed to be made for children primarily, and wasn't worth a full ticket price. I only saw it b/c my friend wouldn't see 40 Year Old Virgin instead.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 04, 2006, 02:35:03 pm
On Video/DVD: Sin City- Didn't Like It
You have no appreciation for art. :( ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 04, 2006, 05:44:07 pm
Ice Age 2

Poor attempt at a sequel.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on April 04, 2006, 06:14:18 pm
Porky's 2.

Heh. Heheh.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on April 04, 2006, 08:50:02 pm
Ice Age 2

Poor attempt at a sequel.

Stop living right now.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 04, 2006, 09:31:55 pm
If you even try to compare it to the original, I'll hire someone to fly to Victoria to yell at you.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on April 06, 2006, 11:19:12 pm
"Victim", a film set in 1950s Britain about extortionists threatening homosexual men (it was still illegal there back then). Quite a good film, I recommend andy and chris watch it just to see how far Britain's come.

See, not everything I watch is drivel :D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on April 07, 2006, 11:58:42 am
Irreversible

F***ing most difficult movie I ever had to sit through.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on April 17, 2006, 09:05:57 pm
Thank You for Smoking, clever film that makes very good points. If you're expecting a laugh-out loud, laugh a minute film, this one isn't for you; the humor is subdued which is effective.

You all would like it, I think, especially some of the libertarians ;) .


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: WiseGuy on April 17, 2006, 09:16:56 pm
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

I didn't think I'd like that movie, one reason I didn't see it until now, but it was pretty good.  Oh, and Aragorn rocks!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on April 18, 2006, 05:22:00 pm
Scary Movie 4.

Scary Movie 3 was WAY better and I would have rather seen it on video, but it was okay.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

I didn't think I'd like that movie, one reason I didn't see it until now, but it was pretty good.  Oh, and Aragorn rocks!

^^^ Good for you!  I love the LOTR trilogy!  I'd like to read the books again sometime...  Legolas is better!!

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ian on April 18, 2006, 06:54:58 pm
I saw the "Benchwarmers" last night.  Now, I'll be the first to say that the movie looked like it was going to be terrible, but I saw it, and I thought it was incredibly clever.  Four stars.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on April 18, 2006, 07:38:41 pm
"The Dish"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Plant City Rebel on April 19, 2006, 04:37:51 pm
In the Theatre---Take the Lead--better than I thought it was going to be!

On TV/DVD  --- Malibu's Most Wanted




Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on April 19, 2006, 06:53:15 pm
On TV/DVD  --- Malibu's Most Wanted

^^^ Isn't that hilarious?

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Plant City Rebel on April 19, 2006, 08:10:45 pm
On TV/DVD  --- Malibu's Most Wanted

^^^ Isn't that hilarious?

Rin-chan

I LOVED it!!  I had to rewatch it!  Sad thing is, I know people, who while aren't as extreme  in their personas as B-Rad, are just as deluded!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on April 26, 2006, 03:20:15 pm
The Girl Next Door

I was surprised how much I actually liked it.  I'd seen it before, but just decided to watch it again the other night.  One of the better movies in my dvd collection.

:P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on April 26, 2006, 03:45:24 pm
Went to see Silent Hill on Friday. It was alright. There was a bit too much plot exposition for my liking, which is to say it lacked the sort of ambiguity that contributed to the game's atmosphere - one of the main reasons it was so frightening was precisely the fact that you never quite knew what the hell was going on. I was also disappointed by the use of gore; the games didn't need gore to be scary, they went solely by the strength of their atmosphere. That, and Pyramid Head's appearance struck me as rather gimmicky - he was only really there as a nudge and a wink to the fans, whereas in SH2, he was virtually a central character.

I happen to think that the film was good, quite good, up until the point where they introduced all these secondary characters, and then it turned slightly haywire. Heck, they even explained where the sirens came from.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 26, 2006, 03:48:10 pm
Thank You for Smoking, clever film that makes very good points. If you're expecting a laugh-out loud, laugh a minute film, this one isn't for you; the humor is subdued which is effective.

You all would like it, I think, especially some of the libertarians ;) .

That's the last one I've seen. It was good. There were some scenes that had me cracking up.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 26, 2006, 04:20:17 pm
Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Brilliant cinematography and amazing music as always.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on April 28, 2006, 06:17:19 pm
Rolling Kansas


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on April 29, 2006, 05:17:37 am
The Squid and the Whale
Very good. Pleasantly surprised as I didn't expect great things from it. Very good performances all round.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on April 29, 2006, 09:25:58 am
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

Bought the entire 12-disc extended DVD set for £30 at Virgin. Bargain!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on April 29, 2006, 04:12:47 pm
Apollo 13...for about the 20th time.

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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Speed of Sound on April 29, 2006, 04:16:57 pm
Yours, mine, and ours.

It was decent, at best.

Dont go see it, unless you know its your style. Tust me. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: WiseGuy on April 29, 2006, 05:36:24 pm
Apollo 13...for about the 20th time.

A

Cool, that's one of my favorites!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on April 29, 2006, 06:14:25 pm
The Godfather

I used to never want to see that movie, but now I really like it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on April 29, 2006, 07:11:52 pm
Apollo 13...for about the 20th time.

A

Cool, that's one of my favorites!

For some reason, I've never seen this movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on May 13, 2006, 11:38:37 pm
Munich. Best film of 2005, in my opinion. Spielberg and everyone involved really brought their A-games to the table to create a gripping psychological thriller. Everything is almost perfect about the film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on May 13, 2006, 11:48:15 pm
Yeah, Munich was great. I've seen Why We Fight and Sophie Scholl: The Last Days. Both were entertaining, though the first was Fahrenheit 9/11 with a different title. The latter was excellent, very moving, well acted all around.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on May 14, 2006, 12:16:59 am
Munich was alright. I thought that it dragged on for far too long. Some of the characters really annoyed me, too. The best part was when the Jews and Arabs are accidentally arranged to spend the night in the same place. The Jews had to cover their identities but the Arab leader still found a way to accuse them of being Jewish sympathizers.



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on May 14, 2006, 01:06:29 am
East of Eden, starring the remarkably hot

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James Dean.

Not a great actor, actually, although he's good enough.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on May 14, 2006, 01:12:45 am
I got the DVD of Reservoir Dogs and watched it a couple days ago.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jerusalemcar5 on May 14, 2006, 10:33:30 am
North Country

Positively amazing!  Great acting, great story, verrry well done.  I loved it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tory on May 14, 2006, 10:54:47 am
Three Kings


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on May 14, 2006, 11:04:07 am
The Hours

maniacal, suicidal, and strange. but deep. somehow very deep.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on May 14, 2006, 12:29:31 pm
Scary Movie (the first one)

It was definately one of the worst movies I'd ever seen and it disturbed me that people saw it in middle school and thought it was good AND that their parents let them see it.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on May 14, 2006, 01:37:34 pm
MI:III


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on May 14, 2006, 11:12:50 pm
New- The Family Stone    B+

Old- Boogie Nights           A
       Of Human Bondage   B


Three Kings and The Hours are really awesome movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on May 15, 2006, 05:35:58 am
Over the weekend I say:
X-Men - I'm not a fan of this genre, and unsurprisingly didn't think much of this.

The English Patient - Better than I thought it would be, on the whole not bad.

Braveheart - Seen it before, but it's very entertaining (even if it is from the  Riefenstahl school of film-making).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on May 15, 2006, 05:37:47 am
The last movie I saw was Akeelah and the Bee.  It was surprisingly good, given its rather simple premise.  There was a quote presented in it that stuck with me long after the movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jerusalemcar5 on May 15, 2006, 03:15:28 pm
Scary Movie (the first one)

It was definately one of the worst movies I'd ever seen and it disturbed me that people saw it in middle school and thought it was good AND that their parents let them see it.

Rin-chan

It was funny! Sure it was raunchy, but it wasn't that bad!  And parents not letting their kids see movies/TV shows/computer games I personally find to be disgusting.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on May 15, 2006, 03:17:51 pm


"The Benchwarmers."  It was actually quite good.  Laughed through most of it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on May 15, 2006, 03:27:21 pm
Pulp Fiction

I thought it was really good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on May 15, 2006, 03:40:19 pm
"The Fog" (1980) w/Jamie Lee Curtis.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nick on May 15, 2006, 03:43:16 pm
The Squid and the Whale

Munich


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on May 15, 2006, 04:26:29 pm
Krótki film o zabijaniu


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Bacon King on May 15, 2006, 04:53:00 pm
MI:III
^^^^

It was good, for an action movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 16, 2006, 02:20:16 pm
"Tsotsi" will be, in a little over two hours.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on May 16, 2006, 04:55:57 pm
Scary Movie (the first one)

It was definately one of the worst movies I'd ever seen and it disturbed me that people saw it in middle school and thought it was good AND that their parents let them see it.

Rin-chan

The first half was idiotically comical, though. ;D

But the second half was SOOOOOOOO disturbing....

>.< *shields eyes*

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on May 16, 2006, 05:05:46 pm
Lonesome Dove.

Book was better.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on May 17, 2006, 04:55:02 am
"Tsotsi" will be, in a little over two hours.


Any good?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 17, 2006, 04:56:19 am
"Tsotsi" will be, in a little over two hours.


Any good?
Bit heavy on the saccharine, but some great photography, some violence, some good music... I'm not complaining. Yeah, it was good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on May 17, 2006, 04:29:13 pm
Garden State for the past couple hours. I see what everyone's been talking about.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 2,868,691 on May 17, 2006, 05:51:10 pm
The Empire Strikes Back

for the billionth time


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: phk on May 17, 2006, 09:05:44 pm
Triple X with Ice Cube, a year ago.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 18, 2006, 03:36:24 am
Raising Victor Vargas, on tv last night. Someone get me Judy Marte here, please.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on May 18, 2006, 11:20:57 am
King Kong (2005)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on May 22, 2006, 11:40:02 am
I just watched almost all of Brokeback Mountain on the plane on first leg of  my journey back to Thailand, but they turned off the entertainment as we were landing in Taipei.  I missed the last part.. damn!

Excellent movie up till that point.. now I really want to see the ending.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on May 22, 2006, 02:38:33 pm
Da Vinci Code twice and United 93

Da Vinci Code was disappointing, while United 93 was very poignant, and I think a very appropriate movie for the topic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on May 27, 2006, 03:46:41 pm
Shortcuts, by Robert Altman. Pretty good, 5/6.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: David S on May 27, 2006, 03:56:59 pm
Poseidon 2006.

Not bad.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ye Olde Europe on May 27, 2006, 06:40:46 pm
The Da Vinci Code



Two remarks about the movie:

1) Most of the supposed plot twists and suprising revelations could be guessed at least half an hour before they took place on the screen.

2) A few times the movie even became unintentionally funny. I haven't read Dan Brown's novel, but it appeared to me as if the director attempted to make a serious thriller/drama-version of "Dogma". As it turned out, this attempt failed.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on May 27, 2006, 06:46:10 pm
X-Men 3.

I liked it a lot but it could have been a lot better.  I was very disappointed with a few of the things that happened in the movie.  And is it really the last film?  I kind of doubt it, judging by the double ending (the very last scene before the credits, and the scene after the credits).

I won't spoil anything for anyone, but if you go see the movie, you HAVE to stay after the credits are finished.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on May 28, 2006, 12:12:54 am
so i heard...after the fact.

what a lousy director.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on May 28, 2006, 12:30:32 am
"chungking express" by kar-wai wong.

what a brilliant movie, with great characters.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Max on May 28, 2006, 02:06:09 am

theatre: "Walk the Line"

dvd/tv: "Dances with Wolves" and "Reservoir Dogs"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 28, 2006, 05:17:53 am
"chungking express" by kar-wai wong.

what a brilliant movie, with great characters.
Oh yes.
Although I loved Fallen Angels even better.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on May 28, 2006, 11:28:22 am
Lord of War

I went into this film expecting the average Nick Cage experience, fun but nothing out of the ordinary. I was wrong, it was the opposite. A very well made film that is thought provoking and a look at what may be one of the most despicable but necessary jobs in the world. Cage does suprisingly well in the role. The film is clever, surprisingly dark and, as I said before, thought provoking. I thought it was a very underrated film that more people should probably see.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on May 28, 2006, 12:58:04 pm
"chungking express" by kar-wai wong.

what a brilliant movie, with great characters.
Oh yes.
Although I loved Fallen Angels even better.

Have any of you seen 2046 or "In the Mood for Love" and if so how did these four compare to each other?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on May 28, 2006, 05:40:30 pm
I saw X-Men 3 today. I thought it was very good, but still disappointing and nowhere near the second movie. We were in a rush, so we left before the credits were over, and having just read what happens, I'm pissed.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on May 29, 2006, 06:26:05 am
Kramer versus Kramer
Fairly good. Loved the scene where the kid meets his dad's new lover.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on May 29, 2006, 07:09:45 am
Saw the DaVinci Code last night, pretty good but not the best.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on May 29, 2006, 11:24:14 am
Part of the Royal Tannenbaums with Fezzy and friends last night, right after we watched Wrong Turn.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on May 29, 2006, 11:32:04 am
"chungking express" by kar-wai wong.

what a brilliant movie, with great characters.
Oh yes.
Although I loved Fallen Angels even better.

I'm trying to get around to seeing all of his movies now -- you notice the cinematography in chungking express  the second time around  (like faye coming out of the store holding garfield during the big chase with the 1st cop). good stuff.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TomC on May 29, 2006, 11:38:11 am
A few nights ago, I saw "In Good Company" with Dennis Quaid, Scarlet Johansen (hot!) and that guy from That 70s Show. It was pretty amusing but nothing spectacular.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Bdub on May 30, 2006, 08:48:17 am
I just saw Tombstone for the first time.  What a good movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on May 30, 2006, 03:35:25 pm
I just rented a copy of the new version of "When a Stranger Calls" - pretty good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on May 30, 2006, 03:39:01 pm
Saw "Da Vinci Code" yesterday. It's certainly not the failure that it has been made out to be, but it shouldn't be up for any awards. It didn't really shift from the book at all, which was a bit frustrating, since the book is so literary in nature, which all the riddles, codes, etc. It's a no-win situation when you make a movie out of a book; either it is boring since it fails to shift from the book when neccessary, or everyone hates it because the director changed some supposedly important part of the book.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on May 30, 2006, 03:42:56 pm
A few nights ago, I saw "In Good Company" with Dennis Quaid, Scarlet Johansen (hot!) and that guy from That 70s Show. It was pretty amusing but nothing spectacular.

Am I the only one that doesn't find her hot?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on May 30, 2006, 03:54:37 pm
A few nights ago, I saw "In Good Company" with Dennis Quaid, Scarlet Johansen (hot!) and that guy from That 70s Show. It was pretty amusing but nothing spectacular.

Am I the only one that doesn't find her hot?

Yes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on May 30, 2006, 04:06:01 pm
The Vanishing.

The original Dutch version, not the crappy Hollywood remake. Bloody excellent film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on May 31, 2006, 09:28:25 am
A few nights ago, I saw "In Good Company" with Dennis Quaid, Scarlet Johansen (hot!) and that guy from That 70s Show. It was pretty amusing but nothing spectacular.

Am I the only one that doesn't find her hot?
No, since you do find her hot.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MissCatholic on May 31, 2006, 11:13:48 am
Double life of Veronique

Great film. polish/french.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tory on May 31, 2006, 11:20:41 am
A few nights ago, I saw "In Good Company" with Dennis Quaid, Scarlet Johansen (hot!) and that guy from That 70s Show. It was pretty amusing but nothing spectacular.

Am I the only one that doesn't find her hot?

I think she's ugly and everyone is always falling all over her. I really don't get it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tory on May 31, 2006, 11:24:03 am
Paradise Now, and it was the best film I've seen this year. I'm a pretty big Israel supporter, but it made me question and rethink some of my beliefs and that's always a good thing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on June 06, 2006, 05:04:51 pm
Just came back from watching 'An Inconvenient Truth', and it was actually pretty good (somewhat on par with the 'March of the Penguins' documentary), and have already strongly recommended that my older sister go see it as well.  There wasn't much I didn't already know, but Gore (amazingly) managed to keep it interesting enough to hold my attention.   


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on June 06, 2006, 05:06:09 pm
I saw X-Men III on Saturday. Really good, added the humor which was good. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on June 06, 2006, 05:08:12 pm
I saw the Omen today. Pretty decent for a scary movie, nothing to in-depth.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on June 06, 2006, 05:09:37 pm
I saw the Omen today. Pretty decent for a scary movie, nothing to in-depth.


How does it compare to the original?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on June 06, 2006, 05:34:15 pm
I haven't seen the original, but two of my friends had, I both of them thought it wasn't as good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on June 07, 2006, 12:22:37 am
'Reindeer Games'. Pretty good flick.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on June 07, 2006, 12:36:20 am
'Reindeer Games'. Pretty good flick.

Isn't that with Ben Affleck?

As for me, the last movie I watched was Sum of All Fears. Okay movie, but the worst of the Clancy 4.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on June 07, 2006, 12:54:30 am
'Reindeer Games'. Pretty good flick.

Isn't that with Ben Affleck?

Yep. I also watched 'Exit Wounds' which is suprisingly good for a Steven Seagal movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on June 07, 2006, 01:04:54 am
'Reindeer Games'. Pretty good flick.

Isn't that with Ben Affleck?

Yep. I also watched 'Exit Wounds' which is suprisingly good for a Steven Seagal movie.

Does steven only use his arms in that movie too?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on June 07, 2006, 01:08:05 am
'Reindeer Games'. Pretty good flick.

Isn't that with Ben Affleck?

Yep. I also watched 'Exit Wounds' which is suprisingly good for a Steven Seagal movie.

Does steven only use his arms in that movie too?

No, he uses guns a few times.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on June 07, 2006, 01:41:31 am
'Reindeer Games'. Pretty good flick.

Isn't that with Ben Affleck?

Yep. I also watched 'Exit Wounds' which is suprisingly good for a Steven Seagal movie.

Does steven only use his arms in that movie too?

No, he uses guns a few times.

I've yet to see him use his legs in a fight yet


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on June 07, 2006, 02:04:50 am
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Once Upon a Time in the West is the best Leone film, but TGTBTU is brilliant in its own right.

I need to buy the Blue Underground disc of Django... yes, I'm addicted to spaghetti Westerns at the moment. :)



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on June 07, 2006, 08:35:24 am


I finally saw "The DaVinci Code" two weekends ago, and "Mission Impossible 3" last weekend.  "X-Men 3" will be this weekend (if I can find the time).  After that . . . I think I'll go back to my video collection and stay at home.  hahaha


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Soaring Eagle on June 12, 2006, 11:58:59 am
I saw X-Men: The Last Stand the other day. It was pretty good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on June 12, 2006, 12:06:57 pm
I saw X-Men: The Last Stand the other day. It was pretty good.

Yup, saw it Saturday night.  Pretty good.  Seemed shorter than the other two movies though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on July 07, 2006, 10:00:21 pm
I just watched Jurassic Park III. What an appauling addition of the series. I haven't watched The Lost World in such a long time so I don't remember if it's as lackluster as this film but that may be pretty difficult. It's amazing how bad this film is, especially when you compare it to the smart adventure film that was the original and the novel (which I'm currently reading). The whole film feels like it never got past the first draft stage and has a direct-to-video quality about it. The only redeeming thing is the appearance of the original cast members and even that is misused.

What Jurassic Park IV needs to do is get back Crichton to write the story, Spielberg to direct and the characters of Grant, Malcom, and Ellie and have the story revolve around the military occupation of Isla Nublar (which we haven't seen since the original and we can assume that the military took it over if they sent troops to the other island at the end of JPIII) and NO TAG ALONG KIDS! If they don't atleast get the original team back together it won't be worth watching.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on July 08, 2006, 01:00:38 am
I've seen Failure to Launch, Superman Returns, Cars, and Pirates of the Caribbean II since I last updated. All but Superman Returns were good, Superman was merely decent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on July 08, 2006, 01:07:15 am
Ice Age II.  The last I saw was Over the Hedge--I LOVE Steve Carell


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on July 08, 2006, 01:20:09 am
I saw Sin City for the first time last night, amazing movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on July 08, 2006, 08:03:54 am
Noo Hin!  I was on the bus to Pattaya and they showed it on the way - bootlegged DVD no doubt. 
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Noo Hin is based on a popular cartoon series in Thailand that has been around for 30 years.  This movie is a very cute and hilarious story about an 'upcountry' girl from Isaan who goes to Bangkok to work in a factory and ends up as a maid for a wealth family full of beautiful daughters.  Noo Hin is very homely, hyperactive, and sometimes downright strange, but extremely plucky, and has an strange ability - when she is feeling happy, proud, or in love - of appearing incredibly beautiful.  Nice idea.  There are many such cartoonish aspects of the film, which has a really appealing surreal look.. similar in concept to Sin City mentioned above, though a very different kind of cartoon.
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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Virginian87 on July 08, 2006, 10:10:43 am
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Saw it last night, a week after I saw Superman Returns.  Both were great movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: gumbiegirl007 on July 08, 2006, 10:37:11 pm
went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest  tonight, i thought is was a really well done, exciting, funny movie.  i'm really looking forward to the third one now! 

of course all the eye candy in the movie doesn't hurt either  :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on July 09, 2006, 06:26:46 am
Hmm... Ive seen a video recording of a theater production (Meine Schneekönigin, by Berlin's Volksbühne) last. Before that, the graduation movie of my mate Jakob's, titled Show Time.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on July 10, 2006, 07:35:04 pm
3 Iron by Kim Ki-Duk.

Absolutely f***ing brilliant.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on July 10, 2006, 10:35:54 pm
Just saw Dead Man's Chest.  A little hard to follow, but an excellent movie.  It was very fun; it brought back all of the characters from the first one in various, creative ways.  I can't wait to see the next one next year.



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on July 14, 2006, 12:10:59 pm
I finally saw V for Vendetta today - what a good film!  So deftly topical in today's fascistic political environment.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Dr. Cynic on July 14, 2006, 01:37:44 pm
Went to the drive in to see Cars and Click. I recommend both movies, especially Click.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Q on July 15, 2006, 12:17:34 am
The Milagro Beanfield War.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on July 15, 2006, 02:47:11 am
Saturday Night Fever


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on July 15, 2006, 06:24:38 pm
The French Connection

Classic. Can't believe it took me so long to finally see it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on July 15, 2006, 06:25:58 pm
I finally saw V for Vendetta today - what a good film!  So deftly topical in today's fascistic political environment.

Oh aye.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on July 15, 2006, 06:28:24 pm
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jerusalemcar5 on July 15, 2006, 07:33:10 pm
Devil Wears Prada


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on July 16, 2006, 12:17:45 am
Devil Wears Prada

I really hope you used that to gain points in a relationship?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on July 16, 2006, 12:56:12 am
Lady in the Water

Honestly...I don't what the hell happened between the preview and the movie itself. Totally wasn't expecting that kind of movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Q on July 16, 2006, 05:12:44 pm
Lady in the Water

Honestly...I don't what the hell happened between the preview and the movie itself. Totally wasn't expecting that kind of movie.

What kind of movie was it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on July 16, 2006, 05:13:18 pm
Lady in the Water

Honestly...I don't what the hell happened between the preview and the movie itself. Totally wasn't expecting that kind of movie.

What kind of movie was it?

^^^^^^


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 12th Doctor on July 16, 2006, 05:16:45 pm
Superman Returns


It was alright.  I'm just pissed off that he never threw the cellophane "S" at anyone.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on July 16, 2006, 06:19:07 pm
A Scanner Darkly

Quite good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on July 16, 2006, 06:30:16 pm
I watched 40-Year Old Virgin for the first time last night...honestly, I think it is a little over-rated.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on July 16, 2006, 08:13:25 pm
Superman Returns.

It was pretty good, but I should have researched the backstory a bit more, as that's the first Superman related thing I've ever seen.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on July 16, 2006, 08:15:05 pm
Lady in the Water

Honestly...I don't what the hell happened between the preview and the movie itself. Totally wasn't expecting that kind of movie.

I live like 5 minutes from where that was filmed...also 5 minutes from where Signs was filmed.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on July 16, 2006, 08:34:56 pm
Lady in the Water

Honestly...I don't what the hell happened between the preview and the movie itself. Totally wasn't expecting that kind of movie.

What kind of movie was it?

^^^^^^

(Sorry, I didn't see these quotes)

It was weird, it was like a kids story that was made up to be a horror movie in the previews.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 12th Doctor on July 16, 2006, 11:47:57 pm
No one gets the "S" reference... :(


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on July 17, 2006, 12:11:50 am
I just watched Love Actually. I went in expecting a normal chick flick type movie to suffer through, but it was actually pretty good. Top 50 probably.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on July 17, 2006, 12:47:02 am
Devil Wears Prada

I really hope you used that to gain points in a relationship?

I'd disrespect him even if he did get laid as a result of seeing that movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nini2287 on July 17, 2006, 12:49:18 am
Wordplay-I friended the kid from it on facebook and he actually sent me a message back.  Nice guy.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jerusalemcar5 on July 17, 2006, 01:16:40 am
Devil Wears Prada

I really hope you used that to gain points in a relationship?

I'd disrespect him even if he did get laid as a result of seeing that movie.

LOL.  Real men see that movie.  It was done very well.  Meryl Streep is a very good actress.  Anne Hathaway was whiny, buit besides that I'd recommend it.  No, I did not score points in my relationship since it was with a friend.  I definitely didn't get laid.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on July 17, 2006, 01:20:26 am
Devil Wears Prada

I really hope you used that to gain points in a relationship?

I'd disrespect him even if he did get laid as a result of seeing that movie.

LOL.  Real men see that movie.  It was done very well.  Meryl Streep is a very good actress.  Anne Hathaway was whiny, buit besides that I'd recommend it.  No, I did not score points in my relationship since it was with a friend.  I definitely didn't get laid.

Yeah, real gay men. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on July 30, 2006, 10:01:03 am
For Love of the Game. Very Very good movie, well done and made. I very much recommend people here renting it or buying it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on July 30, 2006, 10:03:37 am
Lady in the Water, they actually made some pretty funny moments in the movie so that was another good part of it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on July 30, 2006, 10:25:23 am
Ant Bully

Awesome movie, I'd recommend it to anyone.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on July 30, 2006, 10:52:41 am
Miami Vice

Absolutely horrible movie. The plot was slow and boring, Colin Farrell could turn Gone With the Wind into a piece of sh**t with his acting skills, and for an action movie there was only any sort of action in the last 15 minutes of a two and a half hour movie. Possibly one of the worst films I've seen this year.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on July 30, 2006, 01:45:26 pm
Dead Man's Chest.
Part one was way better, but of course that's too be expected in a quickly-made unplanned sequel.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on July 30, 2006, 05:18:38 pm
Dead Man's Chest.
Part one was way better, but of course that's too be expected in a quickly-made unplanned sequel.

It's been nearly four years since the first one and the end of that one left it open for a sequel. I wouldn't say that's quick or unplanned.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TX_1824 on July 30, 2006, 06:27:44 pm
Clerks II


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on July 30, 2006, 08:10:48 pm
An Inconvenient Truth
16 Blocks
X2 (Don't laugh)
The Pink Panther (remake)
about to watch... Flight Plan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Dr. Cynic on July 30, 2006, 11:06:01 pm
The Waterboy.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nini2287 on July 30, 2006, 11:24:06 pm
Clerks II

Me too.  Absolutely hilarious.

I also Scoop-it was alright, Woody Allen was funny but it had a very predictable ending.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on July 30, 2006, 11:26:42 pm
Clerks II

Me too.  Absolutely hilarious.

That was the last one I saw aswell. It was funny but it had some REALLY "gay" moments and tried too hard to get a message across, but that seems to be what the recent Kevin Smith movies do.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on July 31, 2006, 11:32:38 am
Das Boot


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on July 31, 2006, 11:54:14 am
Das Boot

Good movie.  Last one I saw was "Pirates of the Carribean 2."  A very good movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on July 31, 2006, 03:14:53 pm
Dead Man's Chest.
Part one was way better, but of course that's too be expected in a quickly-made unplanned sequel.

It's been nearly four years since the first one and the end of that one left it open for a sequel. I wouldn't say that's quick or unplanned.
I think the sequel wasn't *planned* ahead, though. Anyways they took longer filming than they hoped to, which accounts for the four years. I don't think they took as long with the script or gave as much attention to it as they did with part 1. In fact, I'm sure of it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on July 31, 2006, 03:32:02 pm
Dead Man's Chest.
Part one was way better, but of course that's too be expected in a quickly-made unplanned sequel.

It's been nearly four years since the first one and the end of that one left it open for a sequel. I wouldn't say that's quick or unplanned.
I think the sequel wasn't *planned* ahead, though. Anyways they took longer filming than they hoped to, which accounts for the four years. I don't think they took as long with the script or gave as much attention to it as they did with part 1. In fact, I'm sure of it.

Like I said, I thought it was a very good movie.  Definitely had a different flair to it (much darker/serious . . . relatively speaking), but still had the same elements which made the first one enjoyable.  Making it a part I of II, with the second movie being shot at the same time, you are naturally left with a "half the story" feeling, but I think they did a good job of making a whole picture out of Part I.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: David S on July 31, 2006, 05:22:41 pm
Lady in the Water. (today)
My wife liked it but I didn't. Shyamalan is kind of a nut sometimes.






Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on August 01, 2006, 12:29:10 am
Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness

One of the finest films ever made.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on August 01, 2006, 10:49:11 pm
She's the Man


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on August 02, 2006, 05:21:30 pm
I tried to watch Match Point but I didn't like it so I only saw the first 20-25 minutes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on August 02, 2006, 11:18:43 pm
Evita

Say what you will about musicals but Evita is a masterpiece in my mind. Brought to screen in 1996 by Alan Parker, Evita features a sweeping score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics that are clever, witty and heartfelt all at the same time by Tim Rice.

Evita leaves it up to you; it shows you the view of the skeptical common man through the cynical and sarcastic everyman Che (Played by Anthonio Banderas) while showing you the personal ordeals of  Eva and Juan Peron (Played by Madonna and Jonathan Pryce, respectively).

Madonna, surprisingly, gives a great performance and really does resemble Eva. Banderas' acting is pretty good but his voice leaves a bit to be desired, it's far too thin for my tastes compared to the vocal powerhouses who have played the role like Mandy Patinkin or Colm Wilkinson.

Director Alan Parker does a superb job of bringing a faithful adaption of the musical to screen while still adding elements to make it cinematic. It would be interesting to see what his Les Miserables would've been like if he went ahead with that, as originally intended.

Overall, a great film in my book. One of my favorites and I'm not afraid to admit it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 03, 2006, 12:28:38 am
Pharaoh's War (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114122/)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Giant Saguaro on August 03, 2006, 01:23:56 pm
I watched Munich on DVD a few evenings ago and thought it was amazing.

Spielberg still has it, despite him going from the creative, low budget director of Duel to WOTW remake to this one. Great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on August 03, 2006, 01:32:46 pm
Royal Tenenbaums, again.

I don't think I've ever watched it without distractions, and now I realize what a beautifully shot, perfectly performed, and more than perfectly written piece this film is.  My new #1 of 2001 (taking over Memento).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on August 03, 2006, 01:45:25 pm


V for Vendetta

(Bought it yesterday)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 03, 2006, 01:52:49 pm


V for Vendetta

(Bought it yesterday)

Go ask for a refund before you unwrap it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Giant Saguaro on August 03, 2006, 01:58:08 pm
Hey, anybody see Silent Hill? I know it's based on a video game, but the guy who directed it directed Brotherhood of the Wolf a few years ago and he's known for atmosphere, which I think is good. I haven't seen it. It will be out toward the end of the month and if it's any good I'm going to get it. I know it won't appeal much to the Lady of the House, so I wanna be reasonably sure it's good before I try to make time for it. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on August 03, 2006, 01:58:51 pm


V for Vendetta

(Bought it yesterday)

Go ask for a refund before you unwrap it.

hahaha . . . too late (obviously).  :P  Actually, I enjoyed the movie, both at the theatre and last night.  


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 03, 2006, 03:44:43 pm
Citizen Kane

What can I say? An absolute classic.

Hey, anybody see Silent Hill? I know it's based on a video game, but the guy who directed it directed Brotherhood of the Wolf a few years ago and he's known for atmosphere, which I think is good. I haven't seen it. It will be out toward the end of the month and if it's any good I'm going to get it. I know it won't appeal much to the Lady of the House, so I wanna be reasonably sure it's good before I try to make time for it. :)

Yep, seen it. I'm a huge fan of the video games and I think Gans did a fairly good of getting the atmosphere across. But it wasn't scary enough in my opinion. There are some good moments, but it's nowhere near as intense as the games (especially 1 and 2, which are absolute masterpieces). Still, worth watching IMO.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on August 03, 2006, 04:23:09 pm
Citizen Kane

What can I say? An absolute classic.

Agreed, watched it the other day.

Last film at moment was The Godfather, good but I wouldn't put it in my top ten I reckon.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 03, 2006, 04:45:17 pm
But it wasn't scary enough in my opinion. There are some good moments, but it's nowhere near as intense as the games (especially 1 and 2, which are absolute masterpieces). Still, worth watching IMO.

Their are only a few movies that really freaked me out. The original Exorcist and The Ring were really freaky.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on August 03, 2006, 04:56:50 pm
But it wasn't scary enough in my opinion. There are some good moments, but it's nowhere near as intense as the games (especially 1 and 2, which are absolute masterpieces). Still, worth watching IMO.

Their are only a few movies that really freaked me out. The original Exorcist and The Ring were really freaky.


The Ring freaked you out? Oh come on.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on August 03, 2006, 06:18:59 pm
fo reelz


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on August 03, 2006, 10:13:33 pm
She's the Man (again--you can never see too much of Amanda Bynes:
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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Dr. Cynic on August 03, 2006, 10:26:58 pm
"Inherit The Wind"

Another classic with two of the greatest of all time: Spencer Tracy and Fredric March (I know some people are saying "Who?")

Not only that, but this movie also had Pittsburgher Gene Kelly, and Col. Potter from MASH plays the Judge.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 05, 2006, 05:36:29 am
"again" doesn't count.

Hwal (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0456470/), Korean original with German subtitles.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on August 05, 2006, 10:57:29 am
"again" doesn't count.

Hwal (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0456470/), Korean original with German subtitles.

That's by the same guy as Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring isn't it? Any good?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Josh/Devilman88 on August 05, 2006, 11:52:37 am
wind-dixe


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 05, 2006, 11:53:54 am
Talladega Nights


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nini2287 on August 05, 2006, 11:59:29 am
Talladega Nights
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I thought it was pretty funny, what did you think of it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 05, 2006, 12:29:42 pm
I laughed pretty hard at some parts, but I didn't think it came anywhere close to Anchorman.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 05, 2006, 07:06:27 pm
Irreversible

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290673/

Wow. Just... wow. This is the closest depiction to hell I've ever seen on film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ATFFL on August 05, 2006, 07:21:16 pm
Irreversible

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290673/

Wow. Just... wow. This is the closest depiction to hell I've ever seen on film.

Yeah, it is that bad.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 07, 2006, 07:30:13 am
"again" doesn't count.

Hwal (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0456470/), Korean original with German subtitles.

That's by the same guy as Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring isn't it? Any good?
I liked it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 07, 2006, 08:06:59 am
"again" doesn't count.

Hwal (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0456470/), Korean original with German subtitles.

That's by the same guy as Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring isn't it? Any good?
I liked it.

3 Iron is my favourite Kim Ki Duk film (10 out of 10 masterpiece IMHO), but Bad Guy is almost as good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 07, 2006, 08:08:57 am
"again" doesn't count.

Hwal (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0456470/), Korean original with German subtitles.

That's by the same guy as Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring isn't it? Any good?
I liked it.

3 Iron is my favourite Kim Ki Duk film (10 out of 10 masterpiece IMHO), but Bad Guy is almost as good.
I got to admit to not having seen any before this one. I was aware of the name, and intended to see one sometime... so now I did.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 07, 2006, 08:09:54 am
"again" doesn't count.

Hwal (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0456470/), Korean original with German subtitles.

That's by the same guy as Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring isn't it? Any good?
I liked it.

3 Iron is my favourite Kim Ki Duk film (10 out of 10 masterpiece IMHO), but Bad Guy is almost as good.
I got to admit to not having seen any before this one. I was aware of the name, and intended to see one sometime... so now I did.

I recommend virtually all of his films. Well, at least from the ones I've seen.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 09, 2006, 12:22:27 am
Well, I finally saw Batman Begins which I thought was well done in most parts, though a bit of a letdown after all I've heard about it. Great ending though to set up for the next one. I also saw Sophie Scholl: The Final Days again yesterday. Second time was less good, but still one of the top five of 2005. Today I saw Scoop, which I recommend highly. Woody Allen is hilarious through the whole thing and the story is fairly interesting.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ebowed on August 09, 2006, 02:51:56 am
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on August 09, 2006, 04:36:42 am
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

It´s great, isn´t it ?
Did the american version have subtitles or was it in english ?
It´s just bad it didn´t get an oscar 2006 for best foreign movie.
the actors, especially julia jentsch were playing shockingly realistic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on August 09, 2006, 04:40:09 am
I recently saw saw and saw 2 afterwards ...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 09, 2006, 04:56:30 am
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

It´s great, isn´t it ?
Did the american version have subtitles or was it in english ?
It´s just bad it didn´t get an oscar 2006 for best foreign movie.
the actors, especially julia jentsch were playing shockingly realistic.
Speaking of Julia Jentsch... you really should go and dig out Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei (Stupid english title: The Edukators)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 09, 2006, 05:32:48 am
Citizen Kane

What can I say? An absolute classic.

Agreed, watched it the other day.

Last film at moment was The Godfather, good but I wouldn't put it in my top ten I reckon.

Been a while since I saw it, but Citizen Kane still stands out as a classic. :)

I trust you both know that it is based on Hearst quite a lot


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on August 09, 2006, 05:43:32 am
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

It´s great, isn´t it ?
Did the american version have subtitles or was it in english ?
It´s just bad it didn´t get an oscar 2006 for best foreign movie.
the actors, especially julia jentsch were playing shockingly realistic.
Speaking of Julia Jentsch... you really should go and dig out Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei (Stupid english title: The Edukators)

I was one of the first to see this movie and i have it on DVD ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 09, 2006, 11:43:54 am
Did the american version have subtitles or was it in english ?

Subtitled.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 09, 2006, 12:39:17 pm
Just watched "Real Fiction" by Kim Ki-Duk. Very good film. A revenge fantasy is just what I needed after such a sh**tty day.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Speed of Sound on August 09, 2006, 01:53:34 pm
I saw Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby yesterday. It was really great. Humor was similar to Anchorman, but unique enough to be its own film. Definetly one to see.


Grade: A-


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 10, 2006, 05:49:38 am
The Seventh Seal


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on August 10, 2006, 10:19:48 am


"Timeline" and the 2003 version of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"

It was a Sci-Fi channel night for me.  :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on August 10, 2006, 11:57:33 am
The Recruit.  Not bad.

I saw that on ABC a handful of days ago.  Although my latest movie was "Big Momma's House".


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on August 10, 2006, 12:07:41 pm
V for Vendetta. Easily the best movie, so far, of 2006.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 10, 2006, 12:38:17 pm
V for Vendetta. Easily the best movie, so far, of 2006.

Watched that one and 40 Year Old Virgin last night. I was impressed, but Inside Man is still the best non-animated movie of 2006.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on August 10, 2006, 12:39:11 pm
V for Vendetta. Easily the best movie, so far, of 2006.

Watched that one and 40 Year Old Virgin last night. I was impressed, but Inside Man is still the best non-animated movie of 2006.

I've yet to see Inside Man. Although the cast looks impressive.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Giant Saguaro on August 10, 2006, 08:42:09 pm
1992 was a great year for movies and I just recently re-watched two movies I haven't seen in a while from that year: Scent of a Woman and Shining Through.

I saw Scent of a Woman when it first came out and haven't really seen it since and I was blown away. Great adult drama / character study. Just simply riveting. Pacino's speech at the end burned a hole in the screen of the TV, I think. Better make sure it works!

Shining Through stars Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas; probably not many have heard of it. Heavily stylized noir-like WW II drama. Might not be bad for a date movie if slow-paced and serious are okay. Great film. :) Tense ending.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on August 11, 2006, 02:17:25 pm
Citizen Kane

What can I say? An absolute classic.

Agreed, watched it the other day.

Last film at moment was The Godfather, good but I wouldn't put it in my top ten I reckon.

Been a while since I saw it, but Citizen Kane still stands out as a classic. :)

I trust you both know that it is based on Hearst quite a lot

Of course, he tried to pay the studio not to broadcast it. I've been to Hearst Castle, crazy place but I wouldn't mind living there.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on August 11, 2006, 03:09:28 pm
I saw Harold and Kumar go to White Castle the other day.  Seemed-not as funny as the first time though.  Think it's a characteristic of stoner humor.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 12, 2006, 06:29:15 am
The Matador
A reasonable effort. Pierce Brosnan was good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on August 13, 2006, 07:14:09 pm
Notorious. A great classic Hitchcock espionage film. Great performances from the three leads; Grant, Bergman and Raines. Some say that Grant's Devilin was Fleming's blueprint for James Bond and I could definitely see it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on August 14, 2006, 05:31:15 pm
Beverly Hills Cop

Me thought it was pretty funny.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on August 14, 2006, 05:35:29 pm
I saw "Little Miss Sunshine" last night and it was definitely the best movie of 2006 I've seen so far. Great black humor, and the facial expressions/clashing of ideals between Greg Kinnear, who plays a struggling motivational speaker, and Steve Carrell, the gay Proust Scholar who tried to kill himself, is fantastic.

A very enjoyable movie, with just the right amount of great comedy/drama, both of which envoke laughter and sympathy.




Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on August 14, 2006, 05:57:22 pm
Enemy of the State (part of it)
Finding Nemo
Star Wars III


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: gumbiegirl007 on August 14, 2006, 07:24:05 pm
i took my son to see barnyard the other night, i thought it was really cute.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 14, 2006, 11:27:07 pm
Miami Vice

Nice action movie, even acted decently at parts (especially the Chinese chick).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: nini2287 on August 14, 2006, 11:56:23 pm
I saw "Little Miss Sunshine" last night and it was definitely the best movie of 2006 I've seen so far. Great black humor, and the facial expressions/clashing of ideals between Greg Kinnear, who plays a struggling motivational speaker, and Steve Carrell, the gay Proust Scholar who tried to kill himself, is fantastic.

A very enjoyable movie, with just the right amount of great comedy/drama, both of which envoke laughter and sympathy.




I just saw too, it was a great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 15, 2006, 11:44:51 pm
V for Vendetta. Easily the best movie, so far, of 2006.

Eh? Saw that recently, but definitely not true.

And James, live there? That's a scary thing to consider...

I'd like to see Little Miss Sunshine, but it won't come to Sweden in a long time I suspect... :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on August 15, 2006, 11:51:11 pm
V for Vendetta. Easily the best movie, so far, of 2006.

Eh? Saw that recently, but definitely not true.

And James, live there? That's a scary thing to consider...

I'd like to see Little Miss Sunshine, but it won't come to Sweden in a long time I suspect... :P

I'm sure you could Bittorrent an illegal copy on the Inter-web in a few weeks.

Great quote from the  movie:

"Grampa, am I  pretty?"

"You are the most beautiful girl in the world."

"You're just saying that..."

"No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or personality."


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on August 19, 2006, 01:45:39 am
Spiderman (on FOX, so edited)
Spiderman 2 (DVD--Widescreen)--dumbest scene ever: when she runs through the park after she skips her wedding--dumber than all of Clockstoppers combined.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on August 19, 2006, 11:17:39 am
Snakes on a Plane!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on August 19, 2006, 04:28:52 pm
And James, live there? That's a scary thing to consider...

Hearst Castle is a crazy crazy place. I think I could do nutcase media baron who runs the world from his palatial house on a hill in California rather well thank you very much :P.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on August 19, 2006, 06:33:27 pm
Why exactly is Little Miss Sunshine rated R? I had really wanted to see after seeing a preview, but it's hard for me to get out to R movies unless my parents feel that it's a movie I need to see, like Munich or Fahrenheit 9/11. Guess I'll wait till DVD.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: WoosterLibertarian on August 19, 2006, 09:50:53 pm
Kingdom of Heaven. Great movie if i do say so myself.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Dr. Cynic on August 19, 2006, 09:52:29 pm
FINALLY got to see Wedding Crashers!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on August 20, 2006, 05:13:03 pm
I watched my tape of Duel. I started liking that movie when I was like 5. ;D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 20, 2006, 05:18:24 pm
Snakes on a Plane


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 20, 2006, 10:16:40 pm
Tetsuo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096251/maindetails)

One of my favourite films of all-time. Who needs drugs?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on August 20, 2006, 10:20:40 pm
What about Bob


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 21, 2006, 01:00:51 am
L'Auberge Espagnole (Spanish Apartment?)

Hopefully spelled correctly. Not too bad and the sequels coming out/is out soon. Interesting at least.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 22, 2006, 09:42:40 am
And James, live there? That's a scary thing to consider...

Hearst Castle is a crazy crazy place. I think I could do nutcase media baron who runs the world from his palatial house on a hill in California rather well thank you very much :P.

If you're aiming for Hearst/Kane, be my guest... ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on August 22, 2006, 11:56:49 am
Why exactly is Little Miss Sunshine rated R? I had really wanted to see after seeing a preview, but it's hard for me to get out to R movies unless my parents feel that it's a movie I need to see, like Munich or Fahrenheit 9/11. Guess I'll wait till DVD.

Good deal of swearing, a death via heroine use scene, and a fake strip tease from a ten year old girl.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 22, 2006, 12:14:32 pm
What is a "fake" striptease?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 23, 2006, 12:49:40 am
Cold Mountain. Pretty good overall.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on August 23, 2006, 02:19:22 am
What is a "fake" striptease?

Haha, well, it's really funny. Olive (the girl)'s grampa, who dies of the overdose, teaches her her dance routine, which turns out to be a provocative semi-striptease (no real skin beyond her legs showing) striptease to rick james 'superfreak.' whole family gets up on stage. a great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 24, 2006, 03:43:54 am
Ichi The Killer

Heh.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on August 24, 2006, 08:01:44 am
A Walk To Remember


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on August 24, 2006, 08:23:33 am


hahaha . . . not that it's a real movie, but I get a kick out of this poster:

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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on August 24, 2006, 09:04:48 am


hahaha . . . here's another one:

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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 26, 2006, 11:28:26 am
Invincible

Pretty amazing movie, loved the working class feel to the whole movie. Definitely in the year's top ten.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on August 26, 2006, 11:05:09 pm
Pearl Harbor and something I can't remember--I'll keep trying.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on August 27, 2006, 06:50:45 pm
And James, live there? That's a scary thing to consider...

Hearst Castle is a crazy crazy place. I think I could do nutcase media baron who runs the world from his palatial house on a hill in California rather well thank you very much :P.

If you're aiming for Hearst/Kane, be my guest... ;)

Weeeell, it conflicts with my ambition to be a failed novelist....


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 27, 2006, 07:02:36 pm
Address Unknown by Kim Ki-Duk

Not the most depressing movie I've ever seen, but close. Plenty of characters I'd like to whack upside the head, but then I think that was the point of the film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Bdub on August 27, 2006, 07:29:54 pm
Flight of the Phoenix

It was a fairly good movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on August 27, 2006, 09:25:16 pm
Talladega Nights


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 27, 2006, 10:03:14 pm
Beerfest

F'ing hilarious.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 28, 2006, 12:40:04 am
Gods and Generals. The critics were idiots, again.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 28, 2006, 07:09:35 am
The Free Will (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499101/)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 28, 2006, 11:11:40 am
And James, live there? That's a scary thing to consider...

Hearst Castle is a crazy crazy place. I think I could do nutcase media baron who runs the world from his palatial house on a hill in California rather well thank you very much :P.

If you're aiming for Hearst/Kane, be my guest... ;)

Weeeell, it conflicts with my ambition to be a failed novelist....

Kane was a failed journalist, so there are similarities.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Virginian87 on August 28, 2006, 02:18:43 pm
Snakes on a Plane.  Saw it last Friday at 11:55 PM after having about four large beers from a nearby microbrewery.  My friend and I laughed almost every time someone got attacked.  As soon as we saw that David Koechner was the co-pilot, the entire theater (including us) shouted "WHAMMY!" since he played Champ in Anchorman.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on August 28, 2006, 02:33:41 pm
I will now go and watch "American History X"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 28, 2006, 02:35:15 pm
I will now go and watch "American History X"
Starring Edward Norton trying to look like Fabien Barthez.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Bacon King on August 28, 2006, 08:20:37 pm
Snakes on a Plane.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on August 29, 2006, 07:23:06 pm
Gods and Generals. The critics were idiots, again.
What did the critics have to say about it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 31, 2006, 02:00:17 am
Gods and Generals. The critics were idiots, again.
What did the critics have to say about it?

They all said it was such a horrible movie and that Gettysburg (1993) was better. I've seen both movies dozens of times and the critics are idiots if they think Gettysburg is better.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ebowed on August 31, 2006, 05:40:23 am
I will now go and watch "American History X"

Great movie.

In the last couple weeks I've watched
Snakes On A Plane (good)
Accepted (decent)
Cry_Wolf (I liked it, though the critics didn't)
El Crimen del Padre Amaro (weird)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on August 31, 2006, 07:36:51 am
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers extended version


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TomC on August 31, 2006, 08:23:09 am
The recent Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. At the theater it was Devil Wears Prada


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sarnstrom on August 31, 2006, 09:55:28 am
I just saw Accepted 3 days ago, I liked it.

I also just rented Capote, I thought it was really good.

I recommend both movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on August 31, 2006, 10:00:34 am
"Rumor Has It" (2005).  Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, etc.  Romantic comedy is the genre I believe.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ATFFL on August 31, 2006, 11:14:15 am
The Producers and Reefer Madness: The Musical.  Both very enjoyable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 31, 2006, 12:49:50 pm
I just saw Accepted 3 days ago, I liked it.

I also just rented Capote, I thought it was really good.

I recommend both movies.

Capote was a movie I really liked. Hoffman was really, really good in it, I thought. When you've seen him in a beard the contrast is very striking.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on August 31, 2006, 01:55:09 pm
shrek2


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 01, 2006, 02:47:26 pm
Wings Of Desire/Der Himmel über Berlin


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 01, 2006, 08:47:48 pm
Koyannisqatsi

Masterpiece.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on September 02, 2006, 05:57:33 am
Cars *embarassed* (with my girl-friend's younger siblings). It was ok for a children's movie, but very, very klichéed.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 02, 2006, 06:06:14 am
Cars *embarassed* (with my girl-friend's younger siblings). It was ok for a children's movie, but very, very klichéed.

Really? Everyone I've spoken to who's seen it says it's really good. I mean, sure it's a clichéd, but virtually all commercial movies are. I generally like Pixar.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on September 02, 2006, 12:08:31 pm
Cars *embarassed* (with my girl-friend's younger siblings). It was ok for a children's movie, but very, very klichéed.

Really? Everyone I've spoken to who's seen it says it's really good. I mean, sure it's a clichéd, but virtually all commercial movies are. I generally like Pixar.

Well, I think I like Pixar too, though I can't keep count of different animated movies...sure, most commercial movies are fairly predictable, but this was a tad too much in that department. I felt like I had seen it a 100 times before. Granted, I had to see the dubbed version and that probably detracted from the experience.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on September 04, 2006, 02:59:26 pm
Dracula (1931). Still entertaining and still a classic, although I fell asleep before the end. I really need to read the novel and see the supposedly superior Spanish version.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Plant City Rebel on September 05, 2006, 11:43:44 am
"Relative Chaos"  it was a made for TV movie for ABC family.  Let me just say, it made me feel REALLY good about my family!  On the side note, if you are a Buffy fan, Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendan are two of the leads in it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ye Olde Europe on September 05, 2006, 06:45:12 pm
Miami Vice


I have to admit that I actually enjoyed it... certainly better than I expected, considering that it's just a adaptation of a TV series from the 80ies.

But I do have a weakness for those bleak and morally ambiguous cop thrillers... plus, I like this ultra-realistic documentary-like style with shaken hand-held cameras etc. which has become popular in recent years (despite the fact that many people think that it hurts the eye after a while and causes them headaches :D ).


Btw, judging from the "masterpiece or crap?" debates on the imdb message board this seems to be a pretty polarizing movie.  The same applies to the user rating there:

10 out of 10 - 1832 votes
...
5/10 - 874 votes
4/10 - 626 votes
...
1/10 - 1249 votes


Well, personally I would give it a 7/10 or so.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on September 06, 2006, 08:38:18 am
I saw Snakes on a Plane, quite impressive.

"I'm tired of the muthain' snakes, on this muthain plane!!". Instant classic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on September 09, 2006, 10:39:37 pm
American History X. Disturbing, powerful and oddly inspiring. One to add to the list of favorites, for sure.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on September 09, 2006, 11:08:49 pm
Back To the Future II


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 10, 2006, 10:36:30 am
Glen Or Glenda

Classic Ed Wood.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on September 16, 2006, 08:24:50 pm
United 93. If you're not moved by this film, no matter where you come from, you may not have a heart.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 16, 2006, 08:25:28 pm
United 93. If you're not moved by this film, no matter where you come from, you may not have a heart.

I agree with that. It's an extremely harrowing film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 17, 2006, 12:04:02 am
World Trade Center


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ebowed on September 17, 2006, 12:04:53 am
Wedding Crashers


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on September 17, 2006, 06:00:58 pm
V for Vendetta. Had a lot of negative press but I really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: kashifsakhan on September 18, 2006, 02:06:23 am
Men in Black 2


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on September 18, 2006, 02:49:11 am
The Illusionist


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 18, 2006, 09:36:31 am
Hostel


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on September 18, 2006, 01:01:51 pm
Hostel

Gross, but great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 18, 2006, 03:33:43 pm
Hostel

Gross, but great movie.

Agreed. Have you seen Audition? It was quite a big influence on Hostel, plus it's one of my favourite films of all-time.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Silent Hunter on September 21, 2006, 10:08:33 am
Sahara, mainly because I'm a Clive Cussler fan.

Reasonable, but nothing to write home to. Wasn't expecting Giordino to be like that. Wasn't expecting Pitt to be like that. Wasn't expecting a lot of things.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnFKennedy on September 21, 2006, 12:48:55 pm
Little Miss Sunshine. Great.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on September 21, 2006, 02:36:05 pm
Little Miss Sunshine. Great.

Isn't it just :) I left with a wide grin.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 21, 2006, 09:11:54 pm
Little Miss Sunshine and An Inconvenient Truth


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: adam on September 21, 2006, 09:24:40 pm
A Few Good Men (not for the first time).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on September 22, 2006, 04:14:11 am
Dirty Harry


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 30, 2006, 08:05:21 pm
Toy Story 2

The little aliens are my favourite characters in any movie, ever.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on September 30, 2006, 08:09:30 pm
An Inconvenient Truth

What'd you think of that, as someone who doesn't agree with most (any?) of what Gore is saying?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 30, 2006, 08:11:56 pm
An Inconvenient Truth

What'd you think of that, as someone who doesn't agree with most (any?) of what Gore is saying?

Probably "NO! NO! NO! IT ISN'T HAPPENING!", cue this (http://guynomer.free.fr/images/deaf_dumb_blind.jpg) image.

Heck, it's what some people have been doing for nigh-on a decade.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on September 30, 2006, 10:33:02 pm
Miami Vice


I have to admit that I actually enjoyed it... certainly better than I expected, considering that it's just a adaptation of a TV series from the 80ies.

But I do have a weakness for those bleak and morally ambiguous cop thrillers... plus, I like this ultra-realistic documentary-like style with shaken hand-held cameras etc. which has become popular in recent years (despite the fact that many people think that it hurts the eye after a while and causes them headaches :D ).


Btw, judging from the "masterpiece or crap?" debates on the imdb message board this seems to be a pretty polarizing movie.  The same applies to the user rating there:

10 out of 10 - 1832 votes
...
5/10 - 874 votes
4/10 - 626 votes
...
1/10 - 1249 votes


Well, personally I would give it a 7/10 or so.

I really liked it too :p

Partly because I was at the Iguacu Falls etc. and they basically LIE (Ciudad del Este isn't near the falls), but it was cool to see them anyway.

I saw it in a doubleheader with 'Jarhead' at the Astor. The last movie i've seen on TV would be...Bruce Almighty, prolly.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: NYGurl on September 30, 2006, 11:10:27 pm
Pitch Black


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on September 30, 2006, 11:29:39 pm
Inside Man

Very good movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ye Olde Europe on October 01, 2006, 08:44:26 am
Akira (DVD)

My first (no, second actually) attempt at animes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 01, 2006, 12:30:11 pm
An Inconvenient Truth

What'd you think of that, as someone who doesn't agree with most (any?) of what Gore is saying?

any

I thought the movie was prepared well if anything, though as propaganda films go, it didn't approach Why We Fight or Fahrenheit 9/11 in humor value.

Anyway, I saw A Scanner Darkly this week. What a depressing movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Silent Hunter on October 02, 2006, 09:27:19 am
12 Angry Men. A very good movie. Best I've seen for a while.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 02, 2006, 01:10:17 pm
All The King's Men - It was ok.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 02, 2006, 02:30:30 pm
"Pretty Baby" on tv. Sort of fitting as we are on the topic of sexual relations with 12-year olds in that other thread... of course, the actress actually was already 13. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tory on October 02, 2006, 07:11:01 pm
The Proposition - it was really good


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on October 02, 2006, 07:49:17 pm
Most of "Sunshine".

Really goo, but it started around midnight and by 2:45 I had to give up on it, it didn't finish till 3:30.

Ralph Fiennes acts pretty well in it, and it's an interesting story. Basically a snapshot of Hungary from the mid to late 19th Century through the empire, both world wars, fascism and communism and maybe the present day (I'm not sure, I left sometime around the early 1960s).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Plant City Rebel on October 03, 2006, 07:11:10 pm
Baby Blue Marine with Jan Micheal Vincent and (a VERY young) Richard Gere.  Not too bad.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on October 04, 2006, 08:19:38 am
Finding Nemo

Been stuck at home with the cold/flu lately, so I've just been watching loads of Pixar movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on October 04, 2006, 08:45:26 am
X-Men 3: The Last Stand on dvd

I was still let down on the second viewing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 2,868,691 on October 04, 2006, 02:33:22 pm
Hollywoodland was great.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on October 09, 2006, 11:32:11 am
Apt Pupil


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rococo4 on October 09, 2006, 12:44:00 pm
I saw "Employee of the Month" on Saturday.  Not as good as expected, but still funny and worth seeing.  The guy from "Punk'd" carries it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Josh/Devilman88 on October 09, 2006, 02:26:04 pm
Slient Hill :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on October 09, 2006, 04:22:53 pm
Goodfellas


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on October 10, 2006, 07:12:36 am
Little Miss Sunshine
Best film I've seen this year. Funny, likeable, original.

The Queen
Certainly held my interest and was better than I expected. Though, of course, one can't tell just how true to life the rperesentations are. Nevertheless, worth watching.

Children of Men
Held my attention, but felt it was lacking...something. On the whole the acting and everyth-ing was fine, the storyline interesting, I would like a more conclusive ending though.

Seabiscuit
Dullness followed by drearyness for over 2 hours. Trumped up out of all proportions. Unoriginal and best avoided, IMHO.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on October 12, 2006, 10:57:03 am
Julietta, a German flick on SBS. Time passer, but I still don't understand the ending even though i've seen the film a few times now.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 12, 2006, 02:29:02 pm
I saw The Guardian, which was a decent popcorn movie, and the Illusionist, which was very well done and acted.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 2,868,691 on October 12, 2006, 03:57:07 pm
Forget the critics.

All the King's Men was fantastic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on October 14, 2006, 01:20:57 am
Bad Boys (1983) with Sean Penn


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: NYGurl on October 14, 2006, 01:36:11 am
Plan 9 from outer space is on now.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on October 14, 2006, 06:26:14 am
Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries), for the third time this year. Still flawless. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on October 14, 2006, 09:42:40 am
Scarface


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on October 14, 2006, 11:41:30 am
Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries), for the third time this year. Still flawless. :)

I agree, excellent film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on October 15, 2006, 02:45:07 am
The Fugitive

It had been a pretty long time since I last watched it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: DWPerry on October 16, 2006, 01:44:29 am
Poseidon - good movie


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on October 16, 2006, 06:14:44 am
Bourne Identity on telly


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: DWPerry on October 18, 2006, 11:34:28 am
The Lakehouse


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on October 18, 2006, 06:21:45 pm
Exes, a French B-movie I had to QC at work, and I hope never to see it again. I usually love French cinema, but this was the pits. But for what it's worth, I failed it for having illegal audio peaks. :D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on October 18, 2006, 07:07:55 pm
I watched The Butterfly Effect on TV last night.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on October 21, 2006, 06:05:55 am
Fargo...on AMC. One of my favorites for years now...great film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 21, 2006, 10:06:53 am
Man of the Year. Just plain miserable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TomC on October 21, 2006, 10:08:00 am
Open Season. Cute, but more importantly, my son loved it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on October 21, 2006, 10:26:12 am
Flags of Our Fathers

It was awesome!

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on October 21, 2006, 10:37:07 am
Death of a President. Pretty dumb/pointless.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on October 21, 2006, 03:35:08 pm
Auntie Mame.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on October 22, 2006, 01:10:28 am
The Prestige. Simply incredible.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on October 22, 2006, 10:31:24 am
Garden State


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on October 22, 2006, 11:16:54 am
The Bourne Supremacy


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on October 23, 2006, 07:31:48 am
Flags of Our Fathers

It was awesome!

Rin-chan

Must see this movie soon.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on October 23, 2006, 11:55:04 am
Man of the Year

Don't waste your time on it. Not horrible but it was a let down.



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on October 23, 2006, 04:31:19 pm
Lucky Number Slevin


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on October 30, 2006, 12:23:41 pm
The Prestige

Good. A bit contrived in parts, but very good nevertheless. Christopher Nolan is easily one of the best directors working in Hollywood today.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on October 30, 2006, 12:29:52 pm
The Prestige. Simply incredible.

I agree.  Plenty of twists and turns, with an ending I wasn't expecting.  Definitely worth watching in the theaters.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on October 30, 2006, 03:47:57 pm
What really makes the film great is Nolan's directing and the performances of Bale, Jackman and Caine.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on October 31, 2006, 03:06:33 am
What really makes the film great is Nolan's directing and the performances of Bale, Jackman and Caine.

I agree, great acting all around.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 31, 2006, 06:18:02 pm
The Descent
Snakes on a Plane

Both were bearable, though not entertaining.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on October 31, 2006, 10:26:01 pm
Saw III


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Silent Hunter on November 01, 2006, 08:14:28 am
Scream. Reasonable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on November 03, 2006, 09:14:47 pm
The 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Yeah, it was Halloween. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 03, 2006, 11:54:18 pm
I saw Borat - offensive yet hilarious. You must see this movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on November 05, 2006, 12:06:00 am
"Click"

It was... odd.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on November 05, 2006, 12:11:50 am
I just got back from Flushed Away, and it was awesome.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on November 05, 2006, 08:31:49 am
I saw Borat - offensive yet hilarious. You must see this movie.

Did you interpret it as a movie about what is wrong with America (because that is what Swedish critics have done...I suspect they're being idiots...)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on November 06, 2006, 11:22:52 am
I saw Borat - offensive yet hilarious. You must see this movie.

Did you interpret it as a movie about what is wrong with America (because that is what Swedish critics have done...I suspect they're being idiots...)

No because I didn't try to read into the movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on November 06, 2006, 03:37:37 pm
The Seventh Seal, in Swedish with English subtitles.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on November 06, 2006, 03:48:27 pm
I saw Borat - offensive yet hilarious. You must see this movie.

Did you interpret it as a movie about what is wrong with America (because that is what Swedish critics have done...I suspect they're being idiots...)

No because I didn't try to read into the movie.

It was a hilarious movie, though to be honest Borat looked the most 'sane' in the scenes with the rodeo guy and later the megachurch


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on November 10, 2006, 03:03:42 am
The Seventh Seal, in Swedish with English subtitles.

Oh, what did you think? (kudos for not watching a dubbed version!) I watched it a couple of years back, I found it pretty cool. Though I think one almost has to be Swedish to appreciate the dialouge, "Jag är döden" ("I am death") is a classic line that just doesn't work quite as well in English.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 13, 2006, 07:22:56 pm
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Bourne Identity and Supremacy
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (again)
The Truman Show


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on November 13, 2006, 08:11:59 pm
Heavenly Creatures.

'S alright, not as good as the hype suggests though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on November 16, 2006, 05:12:01 pm
Infernal Affairs

F***ing awesome. Now for the prequel.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on November 16, 2006, 05:41:34 pm
It was a hilarious movie, though to be honest Borat looked the most 'sane' in the scenes with the rodeo guy and later the megachurch

MAY GEORGE W. BUSH DRINK THE BLOOD OF EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD IN IRAQ, AND MAY YOU MAKE IRAQ UNINHABITABLE FOR A THOUSAND YEARS SUCH THAT NOT EVEN A LIZARD CAN LIVE THERE


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 11, 2006, 11:32:40 am
Little Miss Sunshine. Yeah, it's finally showing here. (FYI - it got an "ages 6 & up" rating here. :P )

The Seventh Seal, in Swedish with English subtitles.

Oh, what did you think? (kudos for not watching a dubbed version!)
THey weren't showing a dubbed version.

Infernal Affairs

F***ing awesome. Now for the prequel.
Watching the remake is filed under "things I'll do with my mom this Christmas".


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on December 11, 2006, 11:46:15 am
I actually watched Shawshank Redemption for about the 8th time, but this time dubbed in Thai.  I guess you could say I'm working on my Thai a bit.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 28, 2006, 06:55:57 am
Little Miss Sunshine. Yeah, it's finally showing here. (FYI - it got an "ages 6 & up" rating here. :P )

The Seventh Seal, in Swedish with English subtitles.

Oh, what did you think? (kudos for not watching a dubbed version!)
THey weren't showing a dubbed version.

Infernal Affairs

F***ing awesome. Now for the prequel.
Watching the remake is filed under "things I'll do with my mom this Christmas".

Done that. Pretty good. Damn long.

And yesterday, I saw Babel. Also very good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on December 28, 2006, 06:10:22 pm
Little Miss Sunshine. Yeah, it's finally showing here. (FYI - it got an "ages 6 & up" rating here. :P )

The Seventh Seal, in Swedish with English subtitles.

Oh, what did you think? (kudos for not watching a dubbed version!)
THey weren't showing a dubbed version.

Infernal Affairs

F***ing awesome. Now for the prequel.
Watching the remake is filed under "things I'll do with my mom this Christmas".

Done that. Pretty good. Damn long.

And yesterday, I saw Babel. Also very good.

Oh, what did you think?

I didn't like Babel too much. My girlfriend hates it with a ferocity that sometimes scare me...I have trouble makin my mind up about it, to be honest.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 28, 2006, 08:47:17 pm
Babel was okay. I'd give it a 6. It was difficult to watch however because you know something bad is going to happen, and of course, it does. It also got a little preachy at one point. Overall though it wasn't too bad.

Little Miss Sunshine was very funny. Best comedy this year, IMO. I also liked Borat, but it was a little painful to watch at times as well, mostly because of the stupidity shown seriously.

The last movie I watched was The Bridge on the River Kwai. Absolutely amazing. They don't make 'em like that anymore.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Undisguised Sockpuppet on December 28, 2006, 10:07:14 pm
March of the penguins


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Soaring Eagle on December 28, 2006, 10:51:22 pm
In general: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

At theatres: Borat

Both were excellent and get 4 stars. It was very satisfying and enjoyable watching two naked men fight each other.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on December 28, 2006, 11:05:06 pm
The Horror of Party Beach (http://imdb.com/title/tt0058208/)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 28, 2006, 11:28:41 pm
Christmas Vacation
some Barbie movie (w/ my little cousins--although actually, the soundtrack was pretty good)
The Nativity Story


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tory on December 29, 2006, 12:33:37 am
Domino

I actually threw up. Seriously, it's that bad.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Vincent on December 29, 2006, 12:45:52 am
Joyeux Noel
It's my new favorite Christmas movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: HardRCafé on December 29, 2006, 01:29:22 am
Murder Most Foul.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on December 29, 2006, 06:45:20 am
Domino

I actually threw up. Seriously, it's that bad.
This movie came out years too late... the whole style is so 1990s... what the hell made you throw up, though?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on December 29, 2006, 07:48:39 am

Apocalypto


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on December 29, 2006, 08:28:49 am
Dorian Blues. Actually a really great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on December 29, 2006, 08:41:59 am
Night at the Museum

My mom wanted to see it, now I need to see: Blood Diamond, Rocky Balboa and We Are Marshall.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on December 29, 2006, 02:11:22 pm
All The King's Men


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on December 29, 2006, 07:11:34 pm
Aliens

It had been way too long since I last saw that movie. :(


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Unbeatable Titan John James on December 29, 2006, 07:26:29 pm
Blood Diamond

 YOU SHOULD SEE IT IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Undisguised Sockpuppet on December 29, 2006, 08:01:44 pm
I watched the naked gun earleir today


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 30, 2006, 12:24:28 am
Aliens

That movie gave me nightmares as a kid. To be fair I was like 8 years old.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on December 30, 2006, 12:46:37 am
"Rocky Balboa"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on December 30, 2006, 05:05:06 am
Watched The Descent for the second time, and... wow. Amazing film. Highly recommended.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Silent Hunter on December 30, 2006, 08:01:01 am
Serenity. Not a bad movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 30, 2006, 12:08:18 pm
Pursuit of Happiness

The best movie I've seen this year, and probably the best I've seen Will Smith act. Great movie.

Best Ten this Year:
1. Pursuit of Happiness
2. The Guardian
3. Little Miss Sunshine
4. Invincible
5. Happy Feet
6. Inside Man
7. Casino Royale
8. The Illusionist
9. World Trade Center
10. Scoop

Worst Five this Year:
1. A Scanner Darkly
2. Snakes on a Plane
3. Santa Clause III
4. Da Vinci Code
5. Pink Panther


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on December 30, 2006, 01:47:33 pm
Happy Feet beats Casino Royale?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 30, 2006, 03:27:01 pm
Casino Royale dragged towards the end, and Happy Feet grew on me the third time I saw it. There were really twelve top level movies this year (Cars and United 93 also), and only the top four on my list stood out.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on December 30, 2006, 03:30:11 pm
American Pie Presents Band Camp.

Hot guy in it........


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Unbeatable Titan John James on December 31, 2006, 01:48:25 pm
Pursuit of Happiness, a great movie!
                                       


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on December 31, 2006, 04:15:35 pm
Saw Rocky Balboa last night and Blood Diamond today.


So now there are two movies left on my list. We Are Marshall and The Persuit of Happiness.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on January 01, 2007, 12:59:26 am
Coffee and Cigarettes

Tomorrow I will see Happy Feet.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 01, 2007, 01:50:29 am
Dreamgirls, Blood Diamond, and Apocalypto.

Jake has good taste.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: J. J. on January 01, 2007, 02:57:42 am
Deamgirls, Jennifer Hudson stole the show!  Outstanding performance and an excellent movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Unbeatable Titan John James on January 02, 2007, 01:54:56 pm
The Good Shepherd

Outstanding movie, I'm going to buy it when it comes out on DVD along with Blood Diamond, and Persuit of Happiness ;D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Unbeatable Titan John James on January 02, 2007, 01:57:08 pm
When is We Are Marshell coming out?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on January 02, 2007, 03:18:37 pm
When is We Are Marshell coming out?

It is out.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on January 03, 2007, 08:17:25 am
Dreamgirls, Blood Diamond, and Apocalypto.

Jake has good taste.

I've seen better. ;)

But I've seen worse a lot more often, so not bad.

Has anyone seen Paris Je T'aime? I saw that yesterday. I really liked it, even though the concept doesn't allow too much depth.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on January 03, 2007, 09:12:03 pm
The Good Shephard.

BTW, has anyone here seen 'Letters from Iwo Jima (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498380/)'? I haven't yet found a movie theater near here that is showing it. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 14, 2007, 07:48:03 pm
The last king of Scotland. Impressive performances by all the main cast, especially Forest Whittaker who basically owns all in his performance as mad genodical dictator Idi Amin. My only real complaint here would be the last 30 minutes (and the "Abortion" subplot) some would detract from Realism, before that the situation seemed somewhat plausible.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Mr. Morden on January 14, 2007, 08:40:49 pm
Pan's Labyrinth.  Definitely liked it, but not quite as much as I was expecting, given all the rave reviews.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 14, 2007, 10:27:18 pm
Pan's Labyrinth as well. The theater was packed, but I spent a good deal of the time cringing at at the caricaturization, which only in retrospect seems self-conscious, and the predictability of a few of the scenes. Leaving the theater I thought it was more of a 85, rather than a 98, which it got on Tomatometer. It's grown on me in the past couple days though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on January 15, 2007, 12:01:01 pm
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Technically doesn't count as I've seen it before - but that was over ten years ago. I wasn't even aware that Di Caprio is in it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on January 15, 2007, 12:02:08 pm
The last king of Scotland. Impressive performances by all the main cast, especially Forest Whittaker who basically owns all in his performance as mad genodical dictator Idi Amin. My only real complaint here would be the last 30 minutes (and the "Abortion" subplot) some would detract from Realism, before that the situation seemed somewhat plausible.
I saw an ad for it, and there was Idi Amin (already identified as such), and I sort of went "Wait - that's Forrest Whittaker!"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 15, 2007, 08:12:14 pm
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Technically doesn't count as I've seen it before - but that was over ten years ago. I wasn't even aware that Di Caprio is in it.

Di Caprio was in it? I've seen it prolly 2-3 times but that was before Di Caprio became famous.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on January 16, 2007, 01:44:03 am
Robocop. Detroit could really use him, don't you think? :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on January 16, 2007, 01:45:58 am
I saw The Pursuit of Happyness the other day.  It was really good; I think it was the best job I've seen from Will Smith to date.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on January 16, 2007, 07:43:59 am
Happiness.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on January 16, 2007, 12:23:02 pm
Happiness.

No, actually, it's spelled "happyness" in the title.  It's a reference to the daycare the main character sends his son to in the movie.  To illustrate how poor the neighborhood is, the word "happiness" in their version of the Declaration of Independence was misspelled, but no one wants to bother to get it fixed.

The movie is based on a true story, in which this actually was the case.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on January 16, 2007, 05:16:49 pm
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Technically doesn't count as I've seen it before - but that was over ten years ago. I wasn't even aware that Di Caprio is in it.

Di Caprio was in it? I've seen it prolly 2-3 times but that was before Di Caprio became famous.
He's the mentally disabled brother.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on January 23, 2007, 06:14:39 pm
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: CubOB on January 23, 2007, 06:19:37 pm
The last film I saw was Pan's Labyrinth - I've seen it twice now, and thought it was absolutely breathtaking both times :)

Speaking of movies, I'm really upset that Basic Instinct 2 wasn't nominated for any Oscars...it was the best cinema experience I had in 2006! Totally immense fiilm - as long as you watch it as a comedy... :D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on January 23, 2007, 06:28:31 pm
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

I read that for grade 12 English.  Good book, though I hated the ending.  Never knew it was made into a movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on January 23, 2007, 06:42:15 pm
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

I read that for grade 12 English.  Good book, though I hated the ending.  Never knew it was made into a movie.

You hated the ending?!?!? That part was awesome (unless it's different from the book, which I have to read), I loved the twist.

The film is quite good and Richard Burton (who would've been a great OO7 in his time) is fantastic...
http://imdb.com/title/tt0059749/


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on January 23, 2007, 06:47:26 pm
You hated the ending?!?!? That part was awesome (unless it's different from the book, which I have to read), I loved the twist.

The film is quite good and Richard Burton (who would've been a great OO7 in his time) is fantastic...
http://imdb.com/title/tt0059749/

Not all of it.  I do agree that the twist was interesting.  I'm more talking about the very very end where they fail to get away and such.  I thought that was kinda dumb.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on January 23, 2007, 06:51:02 pm
Watching Air Force 1 right now.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on January 23, 2007, 10:06:11 pm
The Queen, I was very impressed with everyone's preformance, especially the guy who played Blair.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: opebo on January 24, 2007, 12:52:57 am
Happiness.

No, actually, it's spelled "happyness" in the title.  It's a reference to the daycare the main character sends his son to in the movie.  To illustrate how poor the neighborhood is, the word "happiness" in their version of the Declaration of Independence was misspelled, but no one wants to bother to get it fixed.

The movie is based on a true story, in which this actually was the case.

Are you sure he didn't mean the film 'Happiness (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147612/)'?  That was a great movie - I'll never forget the part where Philip Seymour Hoffman comes on the wall.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on January 24, 2007, 05:51:48 am
Babel
Certainly very engaging, but if there was a central them (beyond possibly misunderstanding) then I missed it. The film was probably too long, and could have been editted down quite a bot but nonetheless worth watching.

The Last King of Scotland
Good, but not as fantastic as most of the reviews have made out. Fascinating portrayal of Amin, the lead performances are good. This is also worth looking out for.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on January 24, 2007, 10:29:53 am
Flags of our Fathers.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on January 26, 2007, 07:20:16 pm
Happiness.

No, actually, it's spelled "happyness" in the title.  It's a reference to the daycare the main character sends his son to in the movie.  To illustrate how poor the neighborhood is, the word "happiness" in their version of the Declaration of Independence was misspelled, but no one wants to bother to get it fixed.

The movie is based on a true story, in which this actually was the case.

Are you sure he didn't mean the film 'Happiness (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147612/)'?  That was a great movie - I'll never forget the part where Philip Seymour Hoffman comes on the wall.

"We're not laughing AT you, we're laughing WITH you!"




"...but I'm not laughing..."


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 26, 2007, 07:54:52 pm
"Night of the Living Dead" on the TV.

Going to see "Bobby" tomorrow.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 27, 2007, 12:52:39 am
The Queen, I was very impressed with everyone's preformance, especially the guy who played Blair.

As was I... a pleasant surprise as I thought it was going to be bad simply because the subject matter sounded boring.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 30, 2007, 11:39:05 am
"Night of the Living Dead" on the TV.

Going to see "Bobby" tomorrow.

Done.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 30, 2007, 12:40:12 pm
Ken Park

Is Blood Diamond any good? I hardly ever go to movies in the theaters, but my friend said it was great, and it's playing at the cheap theater here now I think...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on January 30, 2007, 12:46:33 pm
Fasttimes at Ridgmont High

Classic. Film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Reignman on January 30, 2007, 01:52:19 pm
8 mile. Not as good as critics made it out to be (which still wasn't all that good).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on January 30, 2007, 04:18:07 pm
Flags of our Fathers

One of the top World War Two movies I've seen.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on February 03, 2007, 11:07:29 pm
Babel

I loved it!  It has Best Picture written all over it. Has anyone else here seen it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on February 03, 2007, 11:13:47 pm
'Letters From Iwo Jima' -one of the best movies I have seen.  In fact it bests even its counterpart 'Flags of Our Fathers' that I also saw.  Not only does it show the battle for the island from the Japanese perspective (I don't believe I had ever seen a WW2 film that showed the war from anything other than the victors' perspective), but it also includes a scene in which an officer (who visited the United States prior to the outbreak of war between Japan and the United States on December 7th) illustrates to his men the humanity of their enemies.

I strongly recommend that all of you go see it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on February 04, 2007, 12:42:39 am
Borat


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on February 04, 2007, 01:00:12 am
Evil Dead Trap (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167147/)

Interesting, but unevenly paced.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on February 04, 2007, 01:04:32 am
Chronicles of Narnia


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 04, 2007, 05:53:24 am
The Queen. Yeah, not usually my type of movie, but quite amusing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on February 04, 2007, 08:15:55 am
Last two films I saw where 'Bobby' and 'Rocky Balboa'


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on February 04, 2007, 01:22:09 pm
Blood Diamond

Almost caught up with the good movies from last year. Letters from Iwo Jima and The Last King of Scotland to go.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on February 04, 2007, 01:39:14 pm
Rushmore, The Devil's Own


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MAS117 on February 04, 2007, 01:48:03 pm
In theaters I'd have to say...The Good Shepard.

On TV, I watched Star Wars Espoide I last night.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on February 04, 2007, 01:52:08 pm
Swimming to Cambodia


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on February 04, 2007, 04:08:36 pm
I saw the Hours recently. Pretty good, I liked the mood of it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on February 04, 2007, 05:51:30 pm
Last two films I saw where 'Bobby' and 'Rocky Balboa'

Quelle Horror! Je n'aime pas boxing movies. (If you don't speak French I apologize in advance ;))

I saw the Hours recently. Pretty good, I liked the mood of it.

I cried during that one, I saw it 4 years ago in the theatre but haven't seen it again because it was so upsetting. One of the best films of the decade though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on February 05, 2007, 02:03:42 am
Watched "The Station Agent" on IFC earlier this afternoon.  Fantastic film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on February 05, 2007, 05:03:10 am
Last two films I saw where 'Bobby' and 'Rocky Balboa'

Quelle Horror! Je n'aime pas boxing movies. (If you don't speak French I apologize in advance ;))

I saw the Hours recently. Pretty good, I liked the mood of it.

I cried during that one, I saw it 4 years ago in the theatre but haven't seen it again because it was so upsetting. One of the best films of the decade though.

Yes, it was very moving. Which is in a way surprising, given how removed the characters are from oneself (or at least from me ;))

I agree it was excellent, though some say it's pretentious I didn't really think of it as that. And I did get sort of inspired to read Mrs. Dalloway too. It's always nice to see an example of how one should make a biopic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 05, 2007, 04:24:04 pm
Notes on a Scandal.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on February 05, 2007, 06:16:11 pm
Evita. Still one of my favorite movie musicals; it's a shame that Alan Parker's adaption of Les Miserables never took off.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on February 06, 2007, 01:03:29 pm
Vanished.

OK movie.  Wierd seeing Kiefer Sutherland and Sandra Bullock so young.

Watch the original. It's miles better.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 06, 2007, 01:04:32 pm
Going to see "Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot" in a moment.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ye Olde Europe on February 06, 2007, 06:44:18 pm
Mein Führer


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on February 07, 2007, 07:59:53 pm
Videodrome (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541/)

I watched it at 2 in the morning, and... what a mindfuck it was. Long live the new flesh!

oh, and the Criterion Collection DVD (http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=248) (which I happen to own ;)) is superb. Incredible packaging, great transfer, and a mountain of extras. Criterions don't come cheap, but they're worth it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 08, 2007, 08:19:47 am
Videodrome (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541/)

I watched it at 2 in the morning, and... what a mindfuck it was. Long live the new flesh!

oh, and the Criterion Collection DVD (http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=248) (which I happen to own ;)) is superb. Incredible packaging, great transfer, and a mountain of extras. Criterions don't come cheap, but they're worth it.

True Classic it truly is. Death to videodrome, Long live the new flesh! :)

Seen A history of Violence?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on February 08, 2007, 10:09:03 am
Videodrome (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541/)

I watched it at 2 in the morning, and... what a mindfuck it was. Long live the new flesh!

oh, and the Criterion Collection DVD (http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=248) (which I happen to own ;)) is superb. Incredible packaging, great transfer, and a mountain of extras. Criterions don't come cheap, but they're worth it.

True Classic it truly is. Death to videodrome, Long live the new flesh! :)

Seen A history of Violence?

I have, but I didn't really like it. I found it to be one of the most overrated films of that year. It didn't really get to me in any way.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 08, 2007, 12:51:02 pm
Videodrome (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541/)

I watched it at 2 in the morning, and... what a mindfuck it was. Long live the new flesh!

oh, and the Criterion Collection DVD (http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=248) (which I happen to own ;)) is superb. Incredible packaging, great transfer, and a mountain of extras. Criterions don't come cheap, but they're worth it.

True Classic it truly is. Death to videodrome, Long live the new flesh! :)

Seen A history of Violence?

I have, but I didn't really like it. I found it to be one of the most overrated films of that year. It didn't really get to me in any way.

Here I was thinking I was the only one.... Cronenberg's best is the old stuff imo.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on February 08, 2007, 02:53:09 pm
Seen A history of Violence?

Actually, no... I never got around to seeing that. I've seen most of his films, and all of them are excellent (especially The Fly). I should check out AHoV to see how it compares to the greats.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on February 08, 2007, 07:47:07 pm
Videodrome (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541/)

I watched it at 2 in the morning, and... what a mindfuck it was. Long live the new flesh!

oh, and the Criterion Collection DVD (http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=248) (which I happen to own ;)) is superb. Incredible packaging, great transfer, and a mountain of extras. Criterions don't come cheap, but they're worth it.

True Classic it truly is. Death to videodrome, Long live the new flesh! :)

Seen A history of Violence?

I have, but I didn't really like it. I found it to be one of the most overrated films of that year. It didn't really get to me in any way.

Here I was thinking I was the only one.... Cronenberg's best is the old stuff imo.

I agree. I didn't actually mind A History Of Violence, but it doesn't compare to Scanners or Videodrome.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on February 08, 2007, 07:51:31 pm
Well, I haven't seen any Cronenberg apart from that. I kind of got the impression that HoV got its reviews mainly from his name, the sort of "it's Cronenberg, so there has to be a really deep message somewhere in there" thing that can happen with movies occassionally (not restricted to him, of course).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on February 08, 2007, 08:18:28 pm

Pan's Labrinyth - It was not what I thought it would be.  Very cool, but very violent (and very Spanish).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on February 10, 2007, 12:26:24 am
I just got back from 'The Last King of Scotland'. Very intriguing character studies. Whew.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 10, 2007, 04:47:03 pm
The Man who would be King - a rerun at a local cinema. Fairly Impressive cast but all together not one of the better films to come out of the 70s.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Unbeatable Titan John James on February 10, 2007, 07:31:41 pm
the Last King of Scotland

Great movie, Forrest Whittaker also did a terrific job playing Idi Amin.



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Unbeatable Titan John James on February 10, 2007, 07:38:37 pm
Notes on a Scandal.

Is that any good?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 11, 2007, 03:04:59 pm
Shallow Graves. Movie I'd long been a-wanting to see.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on February 11, 2007, 03:14:20 pm
Monty Python & the Holy Grail


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on February 11, 2007, 05:18:14 pm
The Queen. Not as good as I expected, somewhat bad in the end. But it got better as it went along. I felt the guy playing Tony Blair was a little lacking. He didn't really strike me as convincing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on February 11, 2007, 07:28:49 pm
Annie Hall - that movie really gets better every time I watch it. But should I be worried by the fact that I can identify with Woody Allen's character?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 11, 2007, 07:29:53 pm
Annie Hall - that movie really gets better every time I watch it. But should I be worried by the fact that I can identify with Woody Allen's character?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on February 12, 2007, 04:52:23 am
Annie Hall - that movie really gets better every time I watch it. But should I be worried by the fact that I can identify with Woody Allen's character?

Yes. It's a very, very bad sign! :D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on February 12, 2007, 07:10:05 am
K-PAX. Wow, how did I ever miss that movie? I mean, I know I only saw the "edited" version on Sci-Fi but edited or not, it was pretty dern good.

Oh and I also saw National Lampoons Van Wilder on comedy...it was funny but cheesy. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on February 16, 2007, 03:12:14 pm
Polanski's Macbeth


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 16, 2007, 04:50:03 pm
The Science of Sleep.

A totally bonkers yet great romanticesque dream film (it's the only way I can describe it.)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on February 16, 2007, 09:33:03 pm
My Super Ex Girlfriend.


eh.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on February 16, 2007, 10:09:01 pm
The Departed

Excellent movie.  Perhaps the best of the year.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on February 16, 2007, 10:09:24 pm
Silence of the Lambs.



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on February 16, 2007, 10:48:06 pm
K-PAX. Wow, how did I ever miss that movie? I mean, I know I only saw the "edited" version on Sci-Fi but edited or not, it was pretty dern good.

Oh and I also saw National Lampoons Van Wilder on comedy...it was funny but cheesy. :)

Ah, K-PAX.  That's some quality movieing right there.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on February 18, 2007, 12:34:36 pm
Children of Men

Very, very good look at a dystopian future.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Snowguy716 on February 18, 2007, 02:01:54 pm
That's really funny.. because I just saw that movie as well.  It wasn't exactly uplifting, to say the least.

I'd have to say the battle scene with a straight shoot for 15 minutes was cool.. especially when the blood spatters the lens and they just keep going.

Didn't give me a high opinion of the U.K though!  (BRITAIN SOLDIERS ON!!!... Do your duty.  Be sure to report ALL illegal immigrants.)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Nation on February 18, 2007, 02:12:36 pm
"The Prime Gig" from 1999 with Vince Vaughn.


I wanted to love this movie, I really really did, but in the end, it's just a watered down version of Glengarry Glen Ross with a couple amazing scenes, and about 30 mediocre ones.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: merseysider on February 18, 2007, 02:54:25 pm
'The Battle for Algiers' - a black-and-white 1960s drama-documentary about the Algerian war of independence against the French.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on February 18, 2007, 09:33:01 pm
The Godfather

Amazingly I've never gotten around to viewing it before tonight.  I have the second and third with me too so I'll probably watch them within the next few days.

I've noticed that many alleged 'classics' from the 1970s and earlier have more weakly defined plotlines than the movies today.  There really was no funneldown or climax to The Godfather, just like there wasn't with Midnight Cowboy.  Maybe the sample size I'm employing is too small, but it's something I'd like to hear from others about and see if they notice the same thing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Undisguised Sockpuppet on February 18, 2007, 11:56:42 pm
Its baby boomer nostalgia that makes the "classics' have such a high prominence. Once that group starys dying off....


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on February 19, 2007, 12:13:03 am
The Illusionist
Disney Anastasia (my sister was watching it while I ate)
Contact - really good movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on February 19, 2007, 12:17:53 am
Notes on a Scandal... my GOD Judi Dench was good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Undisguised Sockpuppet on February 19, 2007, 12:19:21 am
Swimming to Cambodia
Cambodia is landlocked, prude.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on February 19, 2007, 12:58:05 am
Cambodia is landlocked, prude.

I hope you're joking...

Anyway, I finally finished Minority Report. Excellent movie, even if I was watching more for how they handled the future rather than for the plot itself. Visually stunning.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Make Politics Boring Again on February 19, 2007, 02:22:10 am
It was some Hong Kong movie about organized criminals controlling the banks. Though the last one I saw in the theatre was Borat.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on February 19, 2007, 04:47:27 am
Its baby boomer nostalgia that makes the "classics' have such a high prominence. Once that group starys dying off....

You are such an idiot.

The 70s were more psychedelic, maybe? :P

The truth is probably just that better movies aren't cliches. So there were probably tons of movies in the 70s that were exactly like most movies done today, but guess what, they didn't survive. Because no one wants to watch those sort of movies in retrospect.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on February 19, 2007, 07:24:58 am
Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Quite good. Possibly the best of the Potter movies so far. Though that's perhaps not saying much, since I have absolutely no time for the first two.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on February 19, 2007, 12:16:51 pm
'Hot Fuzz' by the guys behind Shaun of the Dead - funny funny film :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on February 19, 2007, 02:04:27 pm
I just saw Idiocracy, which Fox for whatever reason has tried so hard to make me not know about.  Great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on February 20, 2007, 04:46:22 pm
Hannah and her Sisters a Woody Allen film from 1986.

It was better than Platoon, which won the Oscar that year. But it was still a little boring. Michael Caine's hair looked weird, it was like he was wearing a sheep on his head. A blond sheep.

And it seemed kind of dated. During the whole film, I kept thinking "I can't believe I was alive when this was made!"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 20, 2007, 05:37:36 pm
Funny thing. I had intended to watch the Real vs Bayern match to find, to my utmost surprise, that it wasn't available on free tv (they'll show Barca vs Liverpool tomorrow instead. I guess that tells you all about how deep in crisis Bayern are right now.) But as I already was plunked in front of my mom's television, I watched Four Weddings And A Funeral instead - movie I'd actually decided spontaneously that I did't really want to see it, while waiting in line to buy tickets, back when it was new.
Cute, but meaningless.
Or the other way round.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on February 20, 2007, 05:55:12 pm
Children of Men. Pretty good, much better than V for Vendetta and reminiscent of the Shame.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on February 20, 2007, 07:31:03 pm
The Departed

Very very good, but if I'm honest, not quite as good as the HK original (which was very very very good). But all the same, it was nice to see a Hollywood remake which for a change seemed to make an effort to match the original, had an excelling cast and a master director in charge, and on top of that made a few changes which seemed deliberately designed to catch fans of Infernal Affairs off guard ("Oh, I know what's gonna happen now! Oh shoot, no I don't!"), but still, I felt the final final FINAL plot twist was just a bit too much. Still, great cinema. I hope Scorcese finally wins his long-overdue Oscar.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 21, 2007, 09:14:34 am
The Departed

Very very good, but if I'm honest, not quite as good as the HK original (which was very very very good).
haven't  seen it (yet). :(
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But all the same, it was nice to see a Hollywood remake which for a change seemed to make an effort to match the original, had an excelling cast and a master director in charge, and on top of that made a few changes which seemed deliberately designed to catch fans of Infernal Affairs off guard ("Oh, I know what's gonna happen now! Oh shoot, no I don't!"),
IIRC the Hollywood scriptwriter made a point of NOT seeing the original (though he had, needless to say, read the script.)
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but still, I felt the final final FINAL plot twist was just a bit too much.
Yeah, that coulda been better explained.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Chiahead on February 21, 2007, 09:44:29 am
Rocky Balboa, The pursuit of Happiness, Flags of our fathers, groundhog day, and yesterday, Last of the Mohicans


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on February 22, 2007, 02:02:45 pm

"Letters from Iwo Jima"

Oh my was it a depressing movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on February 22, 2007, 09:31:01 pm
I watched Last Kiss and Bridge to Terabithia today. Last Kiss was so-so, but I was expecting better based on how good Garden State was. Bridge to Terabithia was a nicely done movie, but nothing special.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Everett on February 23, 2007, 05:15:50 am
A Clockwork Orange. I can't believe that I never bothered to see it before. My friends didn't seem to like it much, but I found it oddly appealing, perhaps because I have a tendency to enjoy really f**ked up movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on February 23, 2007, 09:27:30 am
A Clockwork Orange. I can't believe that I never bothered to see it before. My friends didn't seem to like it much, but I found it oddly appealing, perhaps because I have a tendency to enjoy really f**ked up movies.

It's a classic!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on February 23, 2007, 12:49:02 pm
Stalin - a 1992 HBO TV movie.  It was decent, although it really wasn't in depth enough for my liking.  For example, WWII was won in 5 minutes.

Other movies I've seen this vacation:

With God on Our Side
The Godfather Part I
The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part III
Good Night & Good Luck (which I though was very overrated)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Plant City Rebel on February 23, 2007, 01:49:55 pm
Man of the year.  Only thing I didn't like was the little remark about the show JAG---ten years of habit is a hard thing to break!



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on February 23, 2007, 01:59:05 pm
Man of the year.  Only thing I didn't like was the little remark about the show JAG---ten years of habit is a hard thing to break!

I have that rented too and I'll probably be watching it later today/tonight.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 01, 2007, 10:31:24 pm
Gettysburg - Which was the first time (though I had viewed Gods and Generals). I was very impressed with the guy who played Longstreet. Good movie, hardly noticed it was 4+ hours long.

Animal House - Massive let down from what I expected. Belushi was great, but I only laughed really hard twice.

Soylent Green - Very unimpressed. Stopped watching after a little bit.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on March 03, 2007, 09:54:35 pm
The Illusionist.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on March 03, 2007, 10:09:52 pm
Man of the year.  Only thing I didn't like was the little remark about the show JAG---ten years of habit is a hard thing to break!

I have that rented too and I'll probably be watching it later today/tonight.

I forgot to mention, I watched Man Of The Year and I HATED it.  Thought it was unrealistic and stupid and legally implausible and etc.  I probably just know too much about the subject to enjoy a light-hearted movie on the topic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 04, 2007, 12:34:16 pm
Michael Collins - Fairly good movie with good acting, some historical inaccuracies, but good film of the period nonetheless.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on March 04, 2007, 02:47:38 pm
Dreamgirls. And man, did it suck. I usually like musicals, but this. Oh boy. It was one of those rare occassions where I would actually have preferred to get out of the cinema before it was over.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on March 04, 2007, 03:40:02 pm
Children of Men: V For Vendetta meets Saving Private Ryan. I enjoyed it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on March 04, 2007, 06:23:09 pm
Children of Men: V For Vendetta meets Saving Private Ryan. I enjoyed it.

A case of the whole being more than the sum of its parts then. ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: David S on March 05, 2007, 12:03:03 am
Bridge to Terabithia - A kids show -pretty good -but sad.

The Illusionist- Entertaining with unexpected ending.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on March 06, 2007, 09:33:54 am
I saw "Wild Hogs" in the theater on Sunday. Travolta, Liotta, Macy, Lawrence and Allen all give great performances and the movie was excellent and hilarious. Hopefully the large success thusfar will make movie companies think twice about using lame no-name actors in movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 06, 2007, 03:17:56 pm
I saw "Wild Hogs" in the theater on Sunday. Travolta, Liotta, Macy, Lawrence and Allen all give great performances and the movie was excellent and hilarious. Hopefully the large success thusfar will make movie companies think twice about using lame no-name actors in movies.

And instead use over the hill actors.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on March 06, 2007, 03:37:03 pm
Hopefully the large success thusfar will make movie companies think twice about using lame no-name actors in movies.

I'd take acting ability over "name". Thanks.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on March 06, 2007, 04:43:25 pm
Hopefully the large success thusfar will make movie companies think twice about using lame no-name actors in movies.

I'd take acting ability over "name". Thanks.

Me too. As opposed to the old days famous actors usually can't act nowadays.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on March 06, 2007, 04:56:22 pm
I saw Wildhogs, pretty good. Kind of like City Slickers.

I also saw Patton for the first time... and it might have just knocked Gladiator off its number 1 spot for me. Great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on March 10, 2007, 07:08:45 pm
Inland Empire.

I'm still trying to figure out is not whether or not this proves David Lynch has completely lost grip on reality, as he clearly has, but whether this is a good thing or not.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Kevin on March 10, 2007, 07:12:47 pm
The Hills Have Eyes, Which I saw a couple of days ago. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 10, 2007, 08:02:14 pm
300

Crazy movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on March 10, 2007, 09:13:20 pm
300


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on March 10, 2007, 11:22:49 pm
Zodiac

too long, but I liked it, and Jake Gyllenhaal is hot which made the length bearable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on March 11, 2007, 04:22:23 pm
Zodiac

too long, but I liked it, and Jake Gyllenhaal is hot which made the length bearable.

8)   8)


I saw a lame movie called "Flyboys". I give it a 6 out of 10. It should have had a Mystery Science Theater commentary with it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on March 11, 2007, 04:51:38 pm
Zodiac

too long, but I liked it, and Jake Gyllenhaal is hot which made the length bearable.

I didn't know you were gay.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on March 11, 2007, 04:56:41 pm
Cop Unbowed


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on March 11, 2007, 07:45:41 pm
Zodiac

too long, but I liked it, and Jake Gyllenhaal is hot which made the length bearable.

I didn't know you were gay.

You don't have to be!

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Some girl said I looked like him after the movie was over, which put me on cloud nine for a few minutes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 11, 2007, 07:58:09 pm
Jake Gyllenhaal is hot which made the length bearable.

Alright, you can acknowledge a guy is good looking, but this goes into the faggot category.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on March 11, 2007, 09:34:02 pm
Jake Gyllenhaal is hot which made the length bearable.

Alright, you can acknowledge a guy is good looking, but this goes into the faggot category.

That doesn't make any sense. We have a category?

Sorry if we faggotized your evening Jake. We'll tone it down ::)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on March 11, 2007, 09:37:21 pm
300 of course. Who hasn't just seen it? It made over $70 million this weekend.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on March 11, 2007, 09:39:38 pm
Inland Empire.

I'm still trying to figure out is not whether or not this proves David Lynch has completely lost grip on reality, as he clearly has, but whether this is a good thing or not.

I really want to see this...very shocking isn't it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rococo4 on March 12, 2007, 11:17:25 pm
i watched "secret window" on DVD last night.  Much better than I thought it would be.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Deano963 on March 12, 2007, 11:19:45 pm
Children of Men - Five stars, it was awesome.

New Bond flick - it was OK, slightly less far-fetched than the previous Bond films. Three stars.



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Man From G.O.P. on March 12, 2007, 11:38:33 pm
Children of Men - Five stars, it was awesome.

New Bond flick - it was OK, slightly less far-fetched than the previous Bond films. Three stars.



 No


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Deano963 on March 13, 2007, 03:26:31 pm
Children of Men - Five stars, it was awesome.

New Bond flick - it was OK, slightly less far-fetched than the previous Bond films. Three stars.



 No

There's a movie out right now called "No"? Wow, I had no idea. What's it about?



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on March 21, 2007, 06:14:32 pm
Casino Royale. It gets better everytime.

I think this is my current top 5 007 films...

1. Thunderball
2. Casino Royale
3. From Russia with Love
4. The Living Daylights
5. On Her Majesty's Secret Service


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on March 21, 2007, 06:18:39 pm
Thunderball's okay..but number 1? With no Goldfinger...the best bond of them all.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on March 21, 2007, 06:21:58 pm
4. The Living Daylights

Finally! Someone besides me thinks The Living Daylights was amazing!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on March 21, 2007, 06:24:06 pm
Thunderball's okay..but number 1? With no Goldfinger...the best bond of them all.

Thunderball is the ultimate epic-Bond film for me. Connery's performance is just so cool (Craig's reminds me of it) and the atmosphere of the film is just top-notch. I also like the "race against time" aspect to it.

I enjoy Goldfinger but I think it's overrated. Is there anything wrong with it? No but one gets tired of hearing about how it's *the* 007 film when there are others that are almost (if not just as) good and deserve recognition.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on March 21, 2007, 06:25:52 pm
4. The Living Daylights

Finally! Someone besides me thinks The Living Daylights was amazing!

It's commonly recognized among the hardcore Bond fans as one of the best.

It's good to know that we have company :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on March 21, 2007, 06:28:25 pm
4. The Living Daylights

Finally! Someone besides me thinks The Living Daylights was amazing!

It's commonly recognized among the hardcore Bond fans as one of the best.

It's good to know that we have company :)

Not to mention a good theme song :) No joke.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on March 21, 2007, 06:29:46 pm
4. The Living Daylights

Finally! Someone besides me thinks The Living Daylights was amazing!

It's commonly recognized among the hardcore Bond fans as one of the best.

It's good to know that we have company :)

Not to mention a good theme song :) No joke.

I was just about to say this very comment.  I always like A-Ha.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on March 21, 2007, 08:18:37 pm
Super Size Me, if that counts.
If not, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Snowguy716 on March 21, 2007, 08:49:57 pm
Braveheart.. for the first time.  I thought it was excellent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on March 22, 2007, 12:00:14 pm
Children of Men - Five stars, it was awesome.

New Bond flick - it was OK, slightly less far-fetched than the previous Bond films. Three stars.



Good to see that there are areas where you can excercise good judgement. :P

And Tweeed, what did you think of the Almodovar movie? I haven't seen that one but I like his other stuff.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on March 22, 2007, 12:42:05 pm
My Top 5 Bond Movies

1. Goldfinger
2. The Living Daylights
3. Casino Royale
4. Golden Eye
5. On Her Majesty's Secret Service


Additional Favorites: Dr. No, Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me, and View to a Kill (if only for Christopher Walken)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on March 23, 2007, 06:28:14 am
Last King of Scotland.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Swing low, sweet chariot. Comin' for to carry me home. on March 23, 2007, 07:18:55 am
I got to see about 2 minuties of Crank and 2 minutes of Clerks 2...before the hotel TV service prompted me to pay to continue watching.  I declined the offer.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on March 23, 2007, 07:51:58 am
I got to see about 2 minutes of Clerks 2...

You didn't miss terribly much.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on March 24, 2007, 03:51:27 pm
300. Fairly Boring aside from the visuals, which were amazing obviously - and is it just me or aren't all of Frank Miller's films at their root core just very god damn conservative? (or perhaps I'm doing what BRTD did with Arnie Flicks - though Miller seems to be slightly more intelligent than Arnie. I think.)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on March 24, 2007, 03:55:28 pm
Reply #667 -- I had to get it off 666 :)

Anyway, the last movie I saw was the old John Wayne classic Hatari


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on March 24, 2007, 04:31:57 pm
The Departed. Pretty good, although nowhere near as brilliant as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, or Goodfellas. But, ugh, why can't Bostonians talk like normal human beings?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on March 24, 2007, 07:53:11 pm
Eragon, it seems like they cut a LOT out of that movie, it had a lot of potential but unfortunately it didn't seem like the plot line was very deep in some parts of the film. Also, our only movie theater in town closed, now we don't have a theater within 15 miles of here, this is the first time since 1920 that Plant City hasn't had a movie theater.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on March 24, 2007, 09:32:33 pm
The Dead Zone.  Though I haven't read the book, I can guess that they just tried stretching an episode into a movie to try and cover all the necessary ground.  Kinda disappointed on that basis, but the movie itself wasn't bad.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 25, 2007, 01:43:49 am
I rented Flyboys tonight. It was pretty pitiful all around and I quit watching. I'm going to watch The Departed and Borat tommorrow.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on March 25, 2007, 05:56:46 am
300. Fairly Boring aside from the visuals, which were amazing obviously - and is it just me or aren't all of Frank Miller's films at their root core just very god damn conservative?

300, achieves what many had thought impossible: making a case for Bush’s war in Iraq so clear, distinct, and fanatical that I half expected an Army recruiting station to be erected at the theater’s exits. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a battleground orgasm; a homoerotic parade of tight abs, facial hair, oiled chests, leather, steel, gritting teeth, and phallic weaponry so overpowering that it’s just about the best movie ever made with jingoistic intent. (http://ruthlessreviews.com/reviews.cfm/id/1279/page/___.html)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on March 25, 2007, 06:14:37 am
300. Fairly Boring aside from the visuals, which were amazing obviously - and is it just me or aren't all of Frank Miller's films at their root core just very god damn conservative?

300, achieves what many had thought impossible: making a case for Bush’s war in Iraq so clear, distinct, and fanatical that I half expected an Army recruiting station to be erected at the theater’s exits. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a battleground orgasm; a homoerotic parade of tight abs, facial hair, oiled chests, leather, steel, gritting teeth, and phallic weaponry so overpowering that it’s just about the best movie ever made with jingoistic intent. (http://ruthlessreviews.com/reviews.cfm/id/1279/page/___.html)

Lol. I wasn't thinking of Iraq at all, but the attitude that Miller shows in his films strike me as... well... fascist, to say the least.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Unbeatable Titan John James on March 26, 2007, 04:58:15 pm
Zodiac: a bit long, but still a good movie and very entertaining if you like that sort of movie (though the previews at the theater were all for scary movies and scared the ::) out of me).

A Few Good Men: Incredably good movie :D

Babal: horrible is an understament I have no clue what on earth the appeal was in this film >:( .


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 26, 2007, 10:35:43 pm
Borat lived up to the hype.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rococo4 on March 27, 2007, 12:05:46 am
just rewatched "Walk The Line."  Still very good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TomC on March 27, 2007, 12:10:09 am
Return of the Jedi


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on March 27, 2007, 03:09:19 pm
An Inconvenient Truth. Very powerful, and it kind of got to me. I won't start recycling of course but I'll support Gore if he runs.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on March 27, 2007, 07:24:47 pm
I don't see what's wrong with romanticizing warfare.  It's a fact of human nature.  A society that neglects the art of war, in all facets, seals its doom.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 12th Doctor on March 27, 2007, 07:32:26 pm
300. Fairly Boring aside from the visuals, which were amazing obviously - and is it just me or aren't all of Frank Miller's films at their root core just very god damn conservative?

300, achieves what many had thought impossible: making a case for Bush’s war in Iraq so clear, distinct, and fanatical that I half expected an Army recruiting station to be erected at the theater’s exits. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a battleground orgasm; a homoerotic parade of tight abs, facial hair, oiled chests, leather, steel, gritting teeth, and phallic weaponry so overpowering that it’s just about the best movie ever made with jingoistic intent. (http://ruthlessreviews.com/reviews.cfm/id/1279/page/___.html)

Lol. I wasn't thinking of Iraq at all, but the attitude that Miller shows in his films strike me as... well... fascist, to say the least.

I fail to see the real connection, other than a made up alarmist one, esspecially since about 70% of the people I know who really liked the movie are libs.

It is a fact, BTW, that "Eastern" and Western cultures are distictively different.  Most of you woul dprobably not like to live under an Eastern way of thinking, esspecially not before those cultures were injected with Western thought.  The fact that the Greeks first took a stand against, and then defeated the Persians is the reason that we have real philosophy, real laws and we don't all whorship kings as being gods.  I don't see what's wrong with just accpeting that fact.  And it is also a fact that Sparta was an uber-militaristic culture that, unlike the Persians, fought because they wanted to, not because they were forced into it by a "god-king".


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Yates on March 27, 2007, 08:16:38 pm
I saw "Reign Over Me" yesterday, and was dazzled.  It was a remarkable film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on March 27, 2007, 08:34:47 pm
It is a fact, BTW, that "Eastern" and Western cultures are distictively different.

Yeah, but what is East and what is West? Personally I don't think of Achaemenid (or modern day for that matter) Iran as being, in any way, "Eastern".
And if East stands for opression and West for freedom (which seems to be what you're getting at), then Sparta was clearly more "Eastern" than Persia.

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The fact that the Greeks first took a stand against, and then defeated the Persians is the reason that we have real philosophy, real laws and we don't all whorship kings as being gods.

You know, the Persians didn't actually have god-kings; by this point they were Zoroastrians (and would remain so until they were converted to the youngest branch of the worshippers of the God of Abraham).

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And it is also a fact that Sparta was an uber-militaristic culture that, unlike the Persians, fought because they wanted to, not because they were forced into it by a "god-king".

I was unaware that killing people because you enjoy doing it is something to be praised.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on March 27, 2007, 08:46:39 pm
300. Fairly Boring aside from the visuals, which were amazing obviously - and is it just me or aren't all of Frank Miller's films at their root core just very god damn conservative?

300, achieves what many had thought impossible: making a case for Bush’s war in Iraq so clear, distinct, and fanatical that I half expected an Army recruiting station to be erected at the theater’s exits. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a battleground orgasm; a homoerotic parade of tight abs, facial hair, oiled chests, leather, steel, gritting teeth, and phallic weaponry so overpowering that it’s just about the best movie ever made with jingoistic intent. (http://ruthlessreviews.com/reviews.cfm/id/1279/page/___.html)

Lol. I wasn't thinking of Iraq at all, but the attitude that Miller shows in his films strike me as... well... fascist, to say the least.

wtf?  I think you're thinking about the movie a wee bit too much.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Swing low, sweet chariot. Comin' for to carry me home. on March 27, 2007, 10:05:21 pm
Watched Rocky Balboa on the flight back from London.

EXTREMELY GOOD MOVIE!  HIGHLY RECOMMEND!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Dr. Cynic on March 27, 2007, 10:10:12 pm
The Departed


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on March 28, 2007, 09:18:51 am


Yeah, but what is East and what is West?

That's easy: East is East and West is West and never shall the two meet.

;)

The Spartans were what Lenin would have called useful idiots. They did a good job in helping to save a culture they really didn't have much to do with. Besides that they pretty much sucked. I believe they even allied themselves with Persia at some point further into the future. And, of course, put an end to Athens which was the real heart of Greek culture.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on March 28, 2007, 05:33:39 pm
Last movie I saw was 300, very good movie, will have to buy it when it comes out on DVD.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on March 28, 2007, 06:53:32 pm
The Departed was also a solid film.

Zulu was amazing too.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on March 30, 2007, 04:26:12 am
300, it was sh**t. OK fight scenes, good visuals, but the metaphor was very very VERY obvious and grating.

Basic idea, you have 300 perfect specimens of European manhood, along with a small group of cowardly, underprepared but still tolerated allies. They are fighting the evil council of five ugly men to go to war, and when they get there the enemies are all foreigners out to kill them and destroy their perfectly acceptable society. I also liked how the gods were dismissed by the Spartan ruler-polytheism is after all the devil.

The enemies comprise black africans, middle easterners and east asians. Plus, Xerxes is presented as a camp overlord.

I did give up watching shortly after the invincibles, so maybe it improved, but I somehow doubt that. Basically, sh**t film that deserves no recognition for anything other than some of the filmography.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on March 30, 2007, 01:12:42 pm
300, it was sh**t. OK fight scenes, good visuals, but the metaphor was very very VERY obvious and grating.

Basic idea, you have 300 perfect specimens of European manhood, along with a small group of cowardly, underprepared but still tolerated allies. They are fighting the evil council of five ugly men to go to war, and when they get there the enemies are all foreigners out to kill them and destroy their perfectly acceptable society. I also liked how the gods were dismissed by the Spartan ruler-polytheism is after all the devil.

The enemies comprise black africans, middle easterners and east asians. Plus, Xerxes is presented as a camp overlord.

I did give up watching shortly after the invincibles, so maybe it improved, but I somehow doubt that. Basically, sh**t film that deserves no recognition for anything other than some of the filmography.

Yes.

@Kramer: Why do we need to glorify war? European culture since 1945 has created some of the happiness and most stable societies in the history of Earth - Without the need to glorify war. Unless you consider us decadent (and then watch me roll my eyes).

Also what Al said about the Persians and Spartans were entirely true, The Spartan society was a slave-dependant culture and as seen in the film was a brutal and degrading one, how anyone can praise a culture where just born babies are killed for appearing un-warrior like (it's not a fiction) is disgusting. The Persians were far more free than the Spartans or the Macedonians for that Matter (when Alexander conquered Persia he burned the major libaries and studies of Persian mystics and scientists aswell as the palaces and monuments of the conquered empire - one of the greatest loses in the history of civilisation).

In real life Leonidas and his gang were little more than glorified thugs brought up in a thuggish anti-human enviorment. There was no freedom in that society (and one can't point to Athens - Athens great civilizing achievements came later after the end of the Persian wars.)

Also Frank Miller also seems to have the mind of a fascist in that in both Sin City and 300 he celebrates a retarded and primitive version of "manliness" and meaninglessly thuggish violence, makes fun of queers (ie: Xerxes) and demeans women as eye candy, only important for their sexual role, and sees anything other as anti-civilization, decadent and corrupt.

I say "mind of a fascist" as Miller isn't sophisicated enough imo to become a true fascist.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: David S on March 30, 2007, 10:05:11 pm
The pursuit of happiness. Excellent movie based on a true story. Very inspiring.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on April 01, 2007, 12:16:32 am
I just got back from Reign Over Me, and I never thought I'd say this about an Adam Sandler film, but... wow.  Give him the Oscar.  He deserves it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on April 01, 2007, 06:40:47 pm
Next week it'll be "Grindhouse".


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on April 01, 2007, 09:26:53 pm
The Illusionist, which was quite good and very interesting. I'd give it about 8 out of 10.

Also watched one of my favourite Bond movies, From Russia With Love, and finally was able to watch all of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which I really didn't care for. Besides Bond having to cry a bit at the end its still the same fluffy romp as later Bond movies, ie late Connery and Moore Bonds.

Still my top 5 would be:

1. From Russia With Love
2. The Living Daylights
3. Casino Royale
4. Goldeneye
5. Goldfinger


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: memphis on April 04, 2007, 01:18:50 am
I just saw Blades of Glory. Not exactly Oscar material, but hilarious nonetheless.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on April 04, 2007, 02:10:39 am
I just saw Blades of Glory. Not exactly Oscar material, but hilarious nonetheless.

Indeed it wasn't but still I had high hopes that the film would be funny and enjoyable and it more than lived up to them.

I also saw Shooter last week and.... lets just say it wasn't very good and only somewhat enjoyable... This was mostly because of Kate Mara who is very easy on the eyes... I mean you could peace together the fugitive and the sentinal and make this move. Wasn't anything special.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on April 04, 2007, 06:14:55 am
Direktören för det hele (The Boss of it all)

Lars von Trier's latest comedy. Absolutely hillarious. That man is a comedic genius. It's been a long time, in fact, since I laughed that much to a movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on April 04, 2007, 09:23:55 am
Anchorman :P

I'm late getting around to seeing good movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Bacon King on April 04, 2007, 01:03:23 pm
Blades of Glory. It was hilarious.

Also, completely off topic, but I thought this was kind of cool:

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Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on April 05, 2007, 12:44:17 pm
City of God.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MAS117 on April 05, 2007, 12:49:46 pm
I watched The Prestige last night, and I was very disappointed in the ending.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on April 05, 2007, 12:56:17 pm
Blades of Glory.

It was...glorious. Will Ferrell redeemed himself after the mess that was Talladega Nights. The only downside was the fact that the Napoleon Dynamite loser had more than five minutes of screen time.

Also, seeing Will Arnett on the big screen just made me want an Arrested Development movie so much more.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on April 05, 2007, 03:15:41 pm
Blades of Glory.

It was...glorious. Will Ferrell redeemed himself after the mess that was Talladega Nights. The only downside was the fact that the Napoleon Dynamite loser had more than five minutes of screen time.

Also, seeing Will Arnett on the big screen just made me want an Arrested Development movie so much more.

Dream on, fanboy.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 06, 2007, 10:57:25 am
Blades of Glory.

More Talladega Nights-like crap. When Will Ferrell finds the magic that made Anchorman and his part in Wedding Crashers genius, call me.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 06, 2007, 04:30:05 pm
City of God.

Great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on April 06, 2007, 04:53:03 pm
City of God.

Great movie.

I've been waiting to see that.

And Will Ferell must be the most over-rated actor in the world. He is so ugly and annoying that it's almost astonishing. How he gets to be included in movies I don't know.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on April 06, 2007, 10:11:17 pm
Tonight - The Reaping = a joke

The very last minute was interesting though. Should have seen it coming...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on April 07, 2007, 11:54:34 pm
Airplane! (1980): 8/10
JFK (1991): 9/10
Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (2001): 10/10


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: NYGurl on April 07, 2007, 11:55:20 pm
Bandidas


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rococo4 on April 08, 2007, 01:02:45 am
Blades of Glory tonight......very funny.  worth seeing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on April 08, 2007, 07:41:15 am
The Reaping


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on April 08, 2007, 09:45:12 am
The Reaping

How was it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on April 08, 2007, 10:20:44 am
The Reaping

How was it?

A lot better than other movies that have been made like it recently. I'd call it good but nowhere near great.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on April 08, 2007, 03:41:24 pm
The Prestige

A great film that's even better the second time around. Is some of the fun taken away if you already know the twists? Absolutely not since the second time around you devote your time to locating the hints that Nolan and company has spread throughout the film and you can just sit back and enjoy the great performances that are given by the whole cast.

Nolan continues to become my favorite director. If you're looking for a modern day Hitchcock, he may have been found.

The fact that this film was completely overlooked during the Oscars is upsetting. Bale or Jackman should have been contenders for Best Actor and Caine would be much more deserving of a Best Supporting Actor nomination than Wahlberg.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on April 08, 2007, 10:30:25 pm
Das Leben der Anderen / The Lives of Others. Not sure what to say! This year there were at least two very strong foreign language contenders, this and El Laberinto del fauno / Pan's Labyrinth, all I can say is while both are amazing I can definitely see how this one won the nod. I can't recommend it strongly enough.

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More Talladega Nights-like crap. When Will Ferrell finds the magic that made Anchorman and his part in Wedding Crashers genius, call me.

Thats funny, my friend thinks Ferrell isn't good anymore because he started relying too much on slapstick humor in Anchorman, compared to when he was on SNL.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on April 09, 2007, 01:33:40 pm
Grindhouse...and it was a masterpeice! A true movie experience. Too bad it didn't make much money. I guess it really is a Grindhouse movie now.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on April 17, 2007, 05:29:21 pm
Casablanca

Still one of my favorite films of all time; it's flawless and contains perhaps the best dialogue of all time. The amount of cool that Bogart possesses is astounding.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 17, 2007, 08:21:10 pm
City of God, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Last Samurai

All mildly entertaining. City of God required thinking, which is a negative. Last Samurai had Tom Cruise, which is a negative, and Y Tu Mama Tambien just lost me after awhile.

I saw Curse of the Golden Flower today. Why must every Chinese film contain horribly fake martial arts?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on April 17, 2007, 08:25:44 pm

I saw Curse of the Golden Flower today. Why must every Chinese film contain horribly fake martial arts?

I think its been a law in Chinese cinema since the success of Croaching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, though some are more realistic than others though.

How was it other than the wire-fighting?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 17, 2007, 08:50:59 pm
The acting was solid in places, but the plot centered around the impossible fight scenes which killed it. The Empress, Gong Li, was excellent sometimes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 18, 2007, 11:34:52 pm
I finally got to see Pans Labyrinth. I disliked the gross anti-Nationalist message, but the fantasy aspects and the visuals were done very well.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rococo4 on April 19, 2007, 12:14:01 am
everyone told me how bad "The Black Dahlia" was, but I rented it anyways.  They were right.  Terrible.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on April 19, 2007, 01:14:58 am
I saw The Namesake

It was very good. I read the book a few months ago when I heard this was coming out, since the author won a Pulitzer Prize for another book and she's supposed to be very good (Her name is Jhumpa Lahiri). The book was well written, just as I had been told. I think I'll read her other book soon, called "Interpreter of Maladies".

I didn't like that they changed minor details in the movie. In the book the family moves from Calcutta to Boston but they made it the New York suburbs instead. Also, they shortened my favorite part of the book, when Gogol (the main character, played by Kal Penn) goes with his girlfriend and her parents to their summer home in New Hampshire. The contrast between his middle-class Bengali background and the privileged WASPS he found himself with was really interesting, but they changed the vacation to Oyster Bay, a town on Long Island which just isn't the same.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on April 19, 2007, 02:05:10 am
Running Scared. My God... this movie is insane. Ultraviolent, hyperstylized, full of memorably sleazy characters, and it has some great plot twists. The highlight involves a wealthy couple with some unusual predilections- it doesn't directly show their crimes, but what the movie hints is nauseating. Honestly, that scene is the most horrifying thing I can remember seeing on film.

This flick didn't get much attention when it came out last year, but it's the kind of movie that attains cult status over the years- it's that good. It beats The Departed (a very fine film in its own right) as crime movie of the year, imo. Seriously, do yourself a favor and watch it. You may not like it as much as I did, but give it a chance.

IMDb page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0404390/)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on April 19, 2007, 03:50:29 am
SUNSHINE

In one smiley ??? What was with that film? A half melted man saying GOD told him that he wanted the World to die in an never-ending winter?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on April 19, 2007, 04:25:02 am
Return of the King. Showed on tv over easter.

Yeah, not as bad as part two, but worse than part one. Just as everybody told me it'd be.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on April 19, 2007, 05:51:14 am
Return of the King. Showed on tv over easter.

Yeah, not as bad as part two, but worse than part one. Just as everybody told me it'd be.

Agreed.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: NHPolitico on April 23, 2007, 06:55:00 pm
It's been out a few weeks, but I just now saw 300 and I loved it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 23, 2007, 07:11:10 pm
I saw The History Boys and The Good German on Friday.

The History Boys marketed itself as a musically influenced comedy about English boys trying to get into Oxford. It was mildly successful in that. The parts dealing with that storyline were done well enough that I laughed. However, a good third or more of the movie dealt with the boys 60 year old male teacher fondling them, one boy's lust for another, and one boy's lust after his (other) male teacher. Frankly, it was disgusting. The headmaster was opposed to the teacher fondling the boys, but was portrayed as almost the villain for it. Absolutely disgusting.

The best part about The Good German was how it was filmed to look like a 1940s detective thriller. As to the rest, I can't say as I slept through the first 45 minutes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on April 23, 2007, 07:26:18 pm
The best part about The Good German was how it was filmed to look like a 1940s detective thriller. As to the rest, I can't say as I slept through the first 45 minutes.

I didn't see it but from the clips I've seen it looks like it really wanted to be Casablanca; they even used the same font/poster design.

I'll just stick with the classic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rococo4 on April 23, 2007, 11:54:35 pm
Smokin' Aces.

Grade - a solid C.  You wont miss anything if you dont see this.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on April 24, 2007, 12:42:30 pm
Valentine.  Horrible idea for a movie, horrible acting, yet somehow highly entertaining.

I'm tempted to go to theaters to see new movies, but I've been incredibly disappointed by the last couple movies I've seen in theaters.  I go and see these movies that are supposed to be riveting and have gotten excellent reviews, and experience the same thing over and over; the movie is full of stars but is severely lacking in plot and/or anything interesting.  Yet, even lacking any structure, these films carry on for a good 3 hours.  I don't understand this recent trend... (ex. The Good Shepherd, Children of Men, The Black Dahlia...)

What are you talking about? The Good Shepherd got bad reviews, The Black Dahlia super-horrible. Children of Men did get good reviews, but it was also excellent. Valentine was about as badly reviewed as the Black Dahlia so that too shouldn't have been much of a surprise.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rococo4 on April 24, 2007, 01:28:44 pm
what was even the point of the Good Sheperd?  I suffered through it, but really dont get what the point was.  That was a waste of about 3 hours


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on April 25, 2007, 12:38:20 am
Silent Hill. Not very good IMHO.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on April 25, 2007, 12:10:18 pm
Deja Vu.  It was very well written.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on April 25, 2007, 12:15:40 pm
Silent Hill. Not very good IMHO.

I like the games the movie was based on, but I refuse to see the movie because I heard it was bad (as 99% of movies based on games tend to be).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on April 25, 2007, 06:43:54 pm
Last King of Scotland was a disappointment, but Forest Whitaker was still great.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on April 25, 2007, 06:53:04 pm
Valentine.  Horrible idea for a movie, horrible acting, yet somehow highly entertaining.

I'm tempted to go to theaters to see new movies, but I've been incredibly disappointed by the last couple movies I've seen in theaters.  I go and see these movies that are supposed to be riveting and have gotten excellent reviews, and experience the same thing over and over; the movie is full of stars but is severely lacking in plot and/or anything interesting.  Yet, even lacking any structure, these films carry on for a good 3 hours.  I don't understand this recent trend... (ex. The Good Shepherd, Children of Men, The Black Dahlia...)

Children of Men did get good reviews, but it was also excellent.

I thought Children of Men never got to the point. It was torn between trying to be an action film and trying to be social commentary and it seemed to muddle along. I did like the cinematography alot though. I thought that was highly innovative and really made you feel as if this was a live feed from a reporter or a battlefield video taken by a soldier. So I don't know what it was. The overall plot was good I just don't think they either elaborated it enough or they didn't really seem to get what they wanted to do with the movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on April 26, 2007, 06:34:09 am
Valentine.  Horrible idea for a movie, horrible acting, yet somehow highly entertaining.

I'm tempted to go to theaters to see new movies, but I've been incredibly disappointed by the last couple movies I've seen in theaters.  I go and see these movies that are supposed to be riveting and have gotten excellent reviews, and experience the same thing over and over; the movie is full of stars but is severely lacking in plot and/or anything interesting.  Yet, even lacking any structure, these films carry on for a good 3 hours.  I don't understand this recent trend... (ex. The Good Shepherd, Children of Men, The Black Dahlia...)

Children of Men did get good reviews, but it was also excellent.

I thought Children of Men never got to the point. It was torn between trying to be an action film and trying to be social commentary and it seemed to muddle along. I did like the cinematography alot though. I thought that was highly innovative and really made you feel as if this was a live feed from a reporter or a battlefield video taken by a soldier. So I don't know what it was. The overall plot was good I just don't think they either elaborated it enough or they didn't really seem to get what they wanted to do with the movie.

What made it so good was exactly that it didn't try to be an action film at all but instead had an interesting story.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on April 27, 2007, 02:53:56 pm
Valentine.  Horrible idea for a movie, horrible acting, yet somehow highly entertaining.

I'm tempted to go to theaters to see new movies, but I've been incredibly disappointed by the last couple movies I've seen in theaters.  I go and see these movies that are supposed to be riveting and have gotten excellent reviews, and experience the same thing over and over; the movie is full of stars but is severely lacking in plot and/or anything interesting.  Yet, even lacking any structure, these films carry on for a good 3 hours.  I don't understand this recent trend... (ex. The Good Shepherd, Children of Men, The Black Dahlia...)

Children of Men did get good reviews, but it was also excellent.

I thought Children of Men never got to the point. It was torn between trying to be an action film and trying to be social commentary and it seemed to muddle along. I did like the cinematography alot though. I thought that was highly innovative and really made you feel as if this was a live feed from a reporter or a battlefield video taken by a soldier. So I don't know what it was. The overall plot was good I just don't think they either elaborated it enough or they didn't really seem to get what they wanted to do with the movie.

What made it so good was exactly that it didn't try to be an action film at all but instead had an interesting story.

Well I thought they didn't persue the story enough and they were stuck in this middle point between being focused on action and being focused on plot/character development. So it seems like they never paid enough attention or didn't spend enough time on the plot elements.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on April 29, 2007, 05:22:29 pm
The Elephant Man

I can't believe I hadn't seen this until now; a true classic and undeniably heartbreaking.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Undisguised Sockpuppet on April 29, 2007, 07:34:27 pm
The Naked Gun 33 1/3


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ye Olde Europe on May 12, 2007, 01:27:05 pm
SUNSHINE

In one smiley ??? What was with that film? A half melted man saying GOD told him that he wanted the World to die in an never-ending winter?

The first half of the movie sort of plagiarized "2001" (which made the first half definitely superior), while the second half was an all too obvious rip-off of "Event Horizon"... minus that evil dimension.

I just sat in the cinema and couldn't stop asking myself "what the hell were they thinking, when they decided to turn this in just another Teenie slasher movie"?? ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on May 12, 2007, 01:29:27 pm
Cabin Fever.  Undeniably, BY FAR the absolute worst movie I have EVER seen in my life.

I second that.  I want those hours of my life back.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on May 12, 2007, 05:38:07 pm
Thank You for Smoking

A lot of evil fun :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on May 13, 2007, 05:50:38 am
Groundhog Day and Money Talks

When I heard many except my father and I had seen "Groundhog Day", and that they had even put it in the National Film Registry....I knew I had to see it. It was a very good movie, and my dad and I enjoyed it.

We had seen "Money Talks" about 6 or 7 years ago, and I remember I watched it and liked it...but I forgot the movie and wanted to see it again. Funny and action packed.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on May 13, 2007, 07:05:02 am
The 6th Day. Why did everyone hate on this movie? It wasn't horrible.

Love Actually. I watched that one with my wife. Mostly British actors & humor, didn't get it as much as I'd like to.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on May 13, 2007, 09:54:52 am
Idiocracy.

At times becomes the thing it wants to satirize. But otherwise a fairly good way to waste 90 minutes or so out of your life, and has some (but not alot) very funny moments, but overall not really laugh out loud type humour.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on May 13, 2007, 10:04:41 am
Spider-Man 3. I know it got mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it. The fighting scenes were great as usual, but its character development and moments of humor made it stand out from the dozens of similiar action flicks of recent years.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Joe Republic on May 13, 2007, 10:06:22 am
Spider-Man 3. I know it got mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it. The fighting scenes were great as usual, but its character development and moments of humor made it stand out from the dozens of similiar action flicks of recent years.

Character development?  Moments of humor?

Were we watching the same movie?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on May 13, 2007, 10:58:09 am
Lives of Others

28 Weeks Later


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Plant City Rebel on May 14, 2007, 03:05:09 am
The 6th Day. Why did everyone hate on this movie? It wasn't horrible.

Love Actually. I watched that one with my wife. Mostly British actors & humor, didn't get it as much as I'd like to.


You didn't get it because you didn't watch it from the beginning.  You missed the vital character introductions. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on May 15, 2007, 09:20:21 pm
The Shawshank Redemption

I can't believe I've never seen this movie before.  It was excellent; one of the best I've seen in a while.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on May 15, 2007, 11:21:21 pm
Animal Crackers -- starring the 4 Marx Brother's from 1932.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on May 15, 2007, 11:31:21 pm
Fracture

Solid flick, if predictable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on May 16, 2007, 08:02:22 am
Spider-Man 3. I know it got mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it. The fighting scenes were great as usual, but its character development and moments of humor made it stand out from the dozens of similiar action flicks of recent years.

Character development?  Moments of humor?

Were we watching the same movie?

I'm with Joe. Watched it two days ago and was very disappointed. There was just so many completely laughable scenes (not in a moments of humour way) for one to take the message seriously. Worse scene to me was the returning of Harry's dad from the dead in order to explain the plot and character development for those who didn't get it. Talk about over-doing it...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on May 16, 2007, 01:41:56 pm
Spun.

Cool style. Very trippy.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on May 18, 2007, 03:48:41 pm
Fast Food Nation.

Hey, it made me want to join an anti-globalization riot and Smash a couple of McDonalds, so it worked. Even though it's a greatly flawed piece of work taken from an distance - I admire Richard Linklater, I think he's an intelligent guy with an actual desire to say something in his films, unlike most other directors, the problem is that he really wants to be a rebel, but isn't sure how. And just ends up looking at times like a parody of 60s\70s countercultural types.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on May 20, 2007, 07:26:18 am
The Hitchikers' Guide to the Galaxy. Good, but significant room for improvement.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on May 20, 2007, 05:50:11 pm
Spider-Man 3. It sucked.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on May 21, 2007, 08:52:27 pm
Spider-Man 3. I know it got mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it. The fighting scenes were great as usual, but its character development and moments of humor made it stand out from the dozens of similiar action flicks of recent years.

Character development?  Moments of humor?

Were we watching the same movie?

I'm with Joe. Watched it two days ago and was very disappointed. There was just so many completely laughable scenes (not in a moments of humour way) for one to take the message seriously. Worse scene to me was the returning of Harry's dad from the dead in order to explain the plot and character development for those who didn't get it. Talk about over-doing it...

I should have made it clearer that I was comparing it to other movies of the same genre when I said it had character development and moments of humor. It was a lot better on that front than, say, Superman Returns or Fantastic Four.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on May 22, 2007, 12:46:57 am
28 weeks later

only major disappointment was that none of the characters from the first movie carried over


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on May 23, 2007, 11:29:25 am
Movies I've seen recently:

Superstar: Saw this on comedy central, very funny movie I enjoyed it.
Spider Man 3: No where near as well done as the first probably the worst of the series. I felt as if they made this one and the last one so that if worst came to worst they could end the series.
Airplane!: Fantastic!
Blood Diamond: Hard film to watch. It was nicely done but when I watch a movie I don't want a political informercial which is what I felt like it was half the time.
Shrek The Third: Saw this yesterday.... Like the Spiderman Series this third part is the worst of the lot. The first was very funny, the second was average but had a very funny final 20 minutes, this one had no big laughs just minor ones...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on May 28, 2007, 06:50:47 am
Rear Window

What can I say, a classic.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on May 28, 2007, 01:09:14 pm
The new Pirates blew.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Reignman on May 28, 2007, 03:47:18 pm
The Prestige.

I loved it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on May 28, 2007, 03:48:06 pm
Airplane!: Fantastic!

Surely you can't be serious!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on May 28, 2007, 08:12:40 pm
Letters from Iwo Jima which was an overall amazing film. Very touching and very nicely done. It was also interesting to see WWII from another perspective other than the "victorious" side all the time.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on May 28, 2007, 08:47:33 pm
Poseidon. I thought with Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss it would rock, but it really sucked. Also...they made Dreyfuss gay, which had nothing to do with the plot. What the hell?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: DownWithTheLeft on May 28, 2007, 08:49:51 pm
Watched Tommy Boy again the other day, still an amazing pic

RIP Farley


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Dr. Cynic on May 28, 2007, 11:57:17 pm
Watched Tommy Boy again the other day, still an amazing pic

RIP Farley

One of my patron saints... Chris Farley... John Candy, John Goodman, and he make up my trio of actors who people say I remind them of...

I watched Spiderman 3 and Shrek 3 last night... I was REALLY disappointed with Shrek... I didn't go in expecting much out of Spiderman, maybe that's why I came away slightly less upset with how bad it was.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MaC on May 29, 2007, 01:35:59 am
Airplane!: Fantastic!

Surely you can't be serious!

He is serious, and don't call him Shirley!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on May 29, 2007, 10:08:59 am
Letters from Iwo Jima which was an overall amazing film. Very touching and very nicely done. It was also interesting to see WWII from another perspective other than the "victorious" side all the time.

I can definitely recommend Downfall then, in case you haven't seen it yet. Absolutely awesome film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on May 30, 2007, 10:29:37 am
The new Pirates blew.

It did indeed.... Slow as heck, confusing and just plain old wierd to boot. It is pretty sad when the scene at the end of the credits was better than 90% of the entire movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on May 30, 2007, 11:24:25 am
Letters from Iwo Jima which was an overall amazing film. Very touching and very nicely done. It was also interesting to see WWII from another perspective other than the "victorious" side all the time.

I can definitely recommend Downfall then, in case you haven't seen it yet. Absolutely awesome film.

I have. I do have to completely agree with you it was absolutely awesome.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on June 03, 2007, 02:02:22 pm
Zodiac. Anybody else seen that? I liked it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Dr. Cynic on June 03, 2007, 02:24:46 pm
Just saw Knocked Up.

It was not as funny as the 40yr Old Virgin, and it used the word F**k a little excessively, and the runtime was a little long (That is a minor criticisim. I've sat through all of How the West Was Won starring George Peppard and Debbie Reynolds. That's over four hours. With alot of people, you'd be begging for the 2hr 15min limit)

I thought Seth Rogen had a great everyman quality to him, and I predict he'll be the next John Goodman.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on June 03, 2007, 02:26:52 pm
Zodiac. Anybody else seen that? I liked it.

Saw it on Friday. I like David Fincher's films generally: Se7en; Fight Club; and especially The Game.

I thought it was good, not great.

I thought it dragged a bit at 2 and a half hours; and the payoff wasn't greatly satisfying (it being based on a true story I'm not sure what they could have done to satisfy me here). Gyllenhaal was good, I'm never sure what to make of Downey Jr. Some nice dialogue too. Worth watching, but below my expectations for a Fincher film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on June 03, 2007, 02:31:38 pm
Kids.

Found it pretty boring actually. Plus as far fetched as Ken Park was, this is even moreso.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on June 03, 2007, 02:38:21 pm
Shrek 3. My daughter liked it but I wasn't as impressed with it as the 2nd one, which I personally think was the best of the series.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Dr. Cynic on June 03, 2007, 02:41:27 pm
Shrek 3. My daughter liked it but I wasn't as impressed with it as the 2nd one, which I personally think was the best of the series.

I'll agree... Went to see it and Spiderman at the drive in... Wasn't as good as the first or second one... I wonder what will happen in Shrek 4, the final film in the franchise.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on June 03, 2007, 02:51:14 pm
Zodiac. Anybody else seen that? I liked it.

Saw it on Friday. I like David Fincher's films generally: Se7en; Fight Club; and especially The Game.

I thought it was good, not great.

I thought it dragged a bit at 2 and a half hours; and the payoff wasn't greatly satisfying (it being based on a true story I'm not sure what they could have done to satisfy me here). Gyllenhaal was good, I'm never sure what to make of Downey Jr. Some nice dialogue too. Worth watching, but below my expectations for a Fincher film.
Fight Club is just extremely great (although I saw the film long before I knew the book). Seven is good too, but overrated actually. I never found the end particularly convincing. Not seen The Game.

I didn't feel dragged, but then 2 and a half hours is still within my attention span for movies, always has been.

Kids.

Found it pretty boring actually. Plus as far fetched as Ken Park was, this is even moreso.
Boring!?
Kiddo, you've just committed sacrilege.

Farfetched, I´ll grant you that one.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on June 03, 2007, 03:45:00 pm
Fight Club is just extremely great (although I saw the film long before I knew the book).

Didn't know about the book...must look that up.

Seven is good too, but overrated actually. I never found the end particularly convincing.

Really? Credibility wise, it's the Sloth scene which I think pushes the limits the most...

Not seen The Game.

One of my favourite films, but not one which most others rate very highly.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on June 04, 2007, 11:16:44 am
I watched "Firewall" with Harrison Ford a few days ago...I was impressed, as it had more adventure than I expected.

Also, I watched "Foul Play" with Golden Hawn, Chevy Chase and Burgess Meredith on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Saturday night at 12am. I actually wasn't intending to watch it, but it was a decent movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on June 04, 2007, 01:25:51 pm
I saw Away From Her last Saturday.  It was excellent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on June 04, 2007, 01:34:48 pm
Kids.

Found it pretty boring actually. Plus as far fetched as Ken Park was, this is even moreso.
Boring!?
Kiddo, you've just committed sacrilege.

Farfetched, I´ll grant you that one.

It's probably because I could see everything coming. Considering that most people have seen this before seeing the rest of Larry Clark's movies, and I've seen all his movies before seeing this, that might explain it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on June 07, 2007, 10:24:57 am
Fight Club is just extremely great (although I saw the film long before I knew the book).

Didn't know about the book...must look that up.

Seven is good too, but overrated actually. I never found the end particularly convincing.

Really? Credibility wise, it's the Sloth scene which I think pushes the limits the most...
Eh... different definition of credibility.

What's the sin behind the sixth murder again?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on June 07, 2007, 10:31:32 am
Envy.

Last one I saw was Reefer Madness. Made me want to smoke some weed.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: memphis on June 07, 2007, 12:10:32 pm
I saw Knocked Up a few days ago. Hilarious!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on June 14, 2007, 01:07:44 pm
Ocean's Thirteen last night.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on June 14, 2007, 01:09:13 pm
I saw Surfs Up last week. Pretty good for an animated movie and one of the better ones I've seen for awhile.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Swing low, sweet chariot. Comin' for to carry me home. on June 15, 2007, 11:08:27 am
The Howling (Rated R, 1981) was on TV last night, hadn't seen the movie in 20 years.  It is actually a pretty good movie with a lot of interesting actors. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on June 15, 2007, 11:24:25 am
Just finished watching "Insomnia" with Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank. Good film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TX_1824 on June 15, 2007, 01:14:21 pm
Letters from Iwo Jima


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on June 20, 2007, 05:08:08 pm
Pirates of the Caribbean- At World's End


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: WiseGuy on June 20, 2007, 05:15:53 pm
Kenneth Branagh's telling of Hamlet.  I'm not the biggest Shakespeare fan, but that movie ROCKED!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on June 23, 2007, 02:47:48 pm
A Bridge to Terebithia.

Best Kids movie I've seen since I was a kid. Remarkable really.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on June 23, 2007, 10:47:30 pm
Taxi Driver

Now I'm so glad I didn't have to live in the 70s. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on June 24, 2007, 05:08:28 am
Prinzessinnenbad. German documentary.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on June 24, 2007, 08:05:08 am
1408, it was really good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on June 25, 2007, 06:09:33 pm
Evan Almighty.

Very well done.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on June 25, 2007, 07:19:10 pm
Raging Bull

really good.  need to see it again.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on June 25, 2007, 07:32:46 pm
Last night I saw Heat.

Pretty neat shootout scene.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: WiseGuy on July 01, 2007, 12:45:47 pm
Braveheart.  It's really good for a hollywood interpretation of history.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on July 01, 2007, 01:09:42 pm
Ratatouille

Very well done as usual for Pixar.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on July 01, 2007, 01:58:14 pm
Ratatouille

Very well done as usual for Pixar.

Agreed.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on July 01, 2007, 10:30:27 pm
I saw Ratatouille yesterday.  It quickly became one of my favorite movies, ever.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on July 04, 2007, 05:53:44 am
Actully I've seen two films in the last week they've been:

The Dead Zone and Blades of Glory both really good films!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on July 06, 2007, 03:26:59 pm
Black Snake Moan.

What happened to Christina Ricci's body? ???

Weird storyline, very entertaining acting.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on July 08, 2007, 03:51:50 pm
Apocalypto. Excellent film showing the brutality of the Mayans.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on July 08, 2007, 04:03:21 pm
Live Free or Die Hard on Thursday night.  surprising good though terribly unrealistic and dragged on too long.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on July 08, 2007, 04:57:44 pm
Live Free or Die Hard. Inferior to the first three, but still entertaining enough, I guess. Some of the action sequences were too amusing to be exciting, IMO.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on July 08, 2007, 09:29:16 pm
Transformers. Most enjoyable movie of the year for me. As I said in the other thread not going to win any Oscars but its a fun movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on July 08, 2007, 09:33:21 pm
The Good Shepherd, The Breach, Troy, Alexander, Apocalypto, Last of the Mohicans, and Kingdom of Heaven -and all within the past six months.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on July 09, 2007, 07:09:59 pm
I saw Ratatouille yesterday.  It quickly became one of my favorite movies, ever.

This seems to happen with every movie (especially animated ones) you see? :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Friz on July 10, 2007, 08:28:53 am
Ratatouille... It's great!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Friz on July 13, 2007, 04:37:01 pm
I saw Ratatouille yesterday.  It quickly became one of my favorite movies, ever.

This seems to happen with every movie (especially animated ones) you see? :P

Actually, Ratatouille is one of the few competently made animated movies in the history of the artform.  It's become a favorite of mine too.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on July 13, 2007, 08:10:06 pm
Transformers- I hate pretty much all big ticket blockbusters, and this one is no exception.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on July 13, 2007, 08:18:03 pm
High Noon

Pretty awesome Western, and I don't usually watch Westerns. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sensei on July 13, 2007, 08:21:42 pm
Out for Justice. Seagal at his best. Still very bad, at least the action was entertaining.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on July 13, 2007, 08:22:27 pm
Memento.

Good. Great twist ending.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on July 14, 2007, 12:22:01 am
I thought Transformers was very well done.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: King on July 14, 2007, 12:45:46 am
Some Clint Eastwood movie from 1990-something.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on July 15, 2007, 12:17:08 pm
The Astronaut Farmer. Very well done.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on July 15, 2007, 12:29:39 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Joe Republic on July 15, 2007, 12:31:21 pm
The Shawshank Redemption, which I finished about an hour ago.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on July 15, 2007, 12:41:02 pm
The new Harry Potter movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on July 15, 2007, 01:10:23 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.


What did you think of it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on July 15, 2007, 01:22:46 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.

I've always wanted to see that.

Watched Requiem for a Dream while drunk last night. It certainly added a few layers to the experience


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on July 15, 2007, 02:03:14 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.

I've always wanted to see that.

Watched Requiem for a Dream while drunk last night. It certainly added a few layers to the experience

Do. And Requiem for a Dream has long been on my "must see" list.

I've rented the 2004 British Mockumentary CSA, showing an alternative history of America assuming the south won the war. I'm going to watch it tonight.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on July 15, 2007, 04:31:08 pm
Battle for the Planet of the Apes

God it's terrible. But, you just have to love the Ape's use of leather.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on July 15, 2007, 06:21:14 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.


What did you think of it?

Bloody genius. I never really rated Greenaway until recently, mainly because I didn't necessarily understand his work, but now I do I can appreciate it on a whole new level. It's a shame we don't really do art like this in Britain anymore, stuff that is challenging and daring and isn't scared to be intellectual. Anyway, great film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on July 15, 2007, 06:25:19 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.


What did you think of it?

Bloody genius. I never really rated Greenaway until recently, mainly because I didn't necessarily understand his work, but now I do I can appreciate it on a whole new level. It's a shame we don't really do art like this in Britain anymore, stuff that is challenging and daring and isn't scared to be intellectual. Anyway, great film.


Nice to meet a like minded person on the board. Though it's near impossible to find Greenaway's films here in Ireland (My copy of TCTTHSHL was bought in an obscure second hand VHS place). :)

EDIT: I've just realized.......... POST 1500, bitches. :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on July 15, 2007, 06:37:05 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.


What did you think of it?

Bloody genius. I never really rated Greenaway until recently, mainly because I didn't necessarily understand his work, but now I do I can appreciate it on a whole new level. It's a shame we don't really do art like this in Britain anymore, stuff that is challenging and daring and isn't scared to be intellectual. Anyway, great film.


Nice to meet a like minded person on the board. Though it's near impossible to find Greenaway's films here in Ireland (My copy of TCTTHSHL was bought in an obscure second hand VHS place). :)

Surely you can get them imported from the UK? Mind you, strangely enough Prospero's Books is unavailable over here... now that's one of his movies I really want to see. :(


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on July 16, 2007, 05:14:02 pm
Die Hard 4.

Perfectly reasonable as mindless Hollywood entertainment goes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on July 16, 2007, 05:20:57 pm
50 First Dates. Second time I've seen it and still great.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on July 16, 2007, 05:34:17 pm
50 First Dates. Second time I've seen it and still great.

A chick flick?

An Adam Sandler movie?

I'll just assume you were under duress.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on July 16, 2007, 05:40:31 pm
As for me...

Dracula, Dead and Loving It


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on July 17, 2007, 12:29:04 am
50 First Dates. Second time I've seen it and still great.

A chick flick?

An Adam Sandler movie?

I'll just assume you were under duress.

I am married dude. :P But regardless, it is a good film, for a 'chick flick'.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on July 17, 2007, 12:29:55 am
50 First Dates. Second time I've seen it and still great.

A chick flick?

An Adam Sandler movie?

I'll just assume you were under duress.

I am married dude. :P But regardless, it is a good film, for a 'chick flick'.

I don't believe (oh God I refuse to accept) marriage as a defense for the crime of watching that movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on July 17, 2007, 10:42:49 am
I saw License To Wed, Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, and C.S.A. The Confederate States of America.

License To Wed, imagine The Office sans Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and Steve Carrell and not very funny. There were points there that were supposed to make you laugh but it just wasn't that funny. They could have put the gaffes together to form a hour and a half movie and it would have been better. If you watch The Office though its neat to see that 3 members of the cast have cameos. Speaking of cameos the best part of the film is with Brian Baumgartner (you know the bald accountant on the office).

5.5/10

Harry Potter 5: Well I must say this film is up there with HP 3 as one of the better ones in the series and a vital part of the series. At least it isn't like 1 and especially 2 which really aren't all that essential. There was a good battle scene at the end and would have been better if it was longer. I'd have to say out of the blockbusters this year that have been released it was better than PoC 3, on par with Spider Man but it certainly doesn't give you that feel good feeling that Transformers does.

7/10

CSA: Wow, that was something else... The film is a mockumentary of the history of the C.S.A. I missed the very beginning but needless to say the South won and it assumes that slaves remained slaves and that it became part of American culture. It includes fake commercials that I can simply say are vile and disturbing. Anyway. in this there is even a cold war between the U.S. and Canada... But, I must say I think they go out of the way to make a point and I honestly can't say that it would be very realistic for the C.S.A. to keep slavery around to the present day it even suggests that to reintroduce slavery the CSA allowed northerners to forgo special taxes if they took slaves .

5.5/10:All I have to say is wow, that was a horror movie... A poor, unrealistic horror movie that for some odd reason keeps you watching.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on July 17, 2007, 07:40:18 pm
I just saw CSA too - the problem here is that it doesn't try to portray a true alternative history but rather make political points. And by failing to do the former it fails in the latter - a comic idea of alternative history where only the names change. Yawn...

Though some of the facts shown near the end are truly amazing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on July 26, 2007, 02:14:46 pm
The Simpsons Movie
I really liked the opening half hour or so - but I thought the latter parts of the film suffered because of the need for plot development which weighed it down a little. Worth seeing though - much better than most of the Simpsons output in recent years.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on July 26, 2007, 07:05:48 pm
The Simpsons Movie
I really liked the opening half hour or so - but I thought the latter parts of the film suffered because of the need for plot development which weighed it down a little. Worth seeing though - much better than most of the Simpsons output in recent years.

Hahaha.. That's almost exactly what I was going to post in this thread.

Also the attempts at Political 'satire' were far too feeble. The Simpsons truly sucks when it tries to be relevant.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on July 26, 2007, 07:08:28 pm
The Simpsons Movie
I really liked the opening half hour or so - but I thought the latter parts of the film suffered because of the need for plot development which weighed it down a little. Worth seeing though - much better than most of the Simpsons output in recent years.

Did they show a trailer for "The Dark Knight" beforehand?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on July 26, 2007, 07:25:49 pm
The Simpsons Movie
I really liked the opening half hour or so - but I thought the latter parts of the film suffered because of the need for plot development which weighed it down a little. Worth seeing though - much better than most of the Simpsons output in recent years.

Did they show a trailer for "The Dark Knight" beforehand?

Not when I saw it, no.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on July 26, 2007, 08:24:29 pm
The Simpsons Movie
I really liked the opening half hour or so - but I thought the latter parts of the film suffered because of the need for plot development which weighed it down a little. Worth seeing though - much better than most of the Simpsons output in recent years.

Did they show a trailer for "The Dark Knight" beforehand?
Heard anything of note about that movie lately, Andrew (casting, plot, etc..)?   


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on July 26, 2007, 09:31:43 pm
Live Free or Die Hard: Much better than I thought it would be. One of the more enjoyable movies I've seen this year.

Young Frankenstein: Good film, but not one of the best movies of all time. Still enjoyable.

Vertigo: The first hour was fantastic. The latter portion was not all that great imho. The ending was sudden and I found it to be lacking. Notorious was a much better film with a better ending.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on July 27, 2007, 12:04:35 am
Starship Troopers.

Wow. What a horrible, horrible movie. And I even like science fiction and sex.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on July 27, 2007, 12:27:03 am
The Simpsons Movie
I really liked the opening half hour or so - but I thought the latter parts of the film suffered because of the need for plot development which weighed it down a little. Worth seeing though - much better than most of the Simpsons output in recent years.

Did they show a trailer for "The Dark Knight" beforehand?
Heard anything of note about that movie lately, Andrew (casting, plot, etc..)?   

What do you want to know? ;)

A teaser trailer (and I mean REALLY a teaser in every sense of the word; no footage from the film: just dialogue over a logo) is being released to select showings of "The Simpsons". A bootleg version surfaced on YouTube but was taken down by WB. It was pretty cool in the sense that it gets one excited for the film but wasn't anything special (besides hearing the Joker talk).

Some set photos have also come out of Ledger as the Joker. A photo of the new Batsuit was also released...

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The suit gives more mobility to Bale.

Anything else I say may go into spoiler territory but it's entirely possible that this one may be the best one yet.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on July 27, 2007, 10:31:07 am
The Simpsons Movie
I really liked the opening half hour or so - but I thought the latter parts of the film suffered because of the need for plot development which weighed it down a little. Worth seeing though - much better than most of the Simpsons output in recent years.

Hahaha.. That's almost exactly what I was going to post in this thread.

Also the attempts at Political 'satire' were far too feeble. The Simpsons truly sucks when it tries to be relevant.

You mean you don't think Itchy/Hillary could win in '08?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on July 27, 2007, 10:37:22 am
The Simpsons Movie
I really liked the opening half hour or so - but I thought the latter parts of the film suffered because of the need for plot development which weighed it down a little. Worth seeing though - much better than most of the Simpsons output in recent years.

Hahaha.. That's almost exactly what I was going to post in this thread.

Also the attempts at Political 'satire' were far too feeble. The Simpsons truly sucks when it tries to be relevant.

You mean you don't think Itchy/Hillary could win in '08?

What's the Difference? One is a inhuman murderous sociopath and the other is a mouse.

I just really hope Bush has forgotten where the "Accidental launch" button is.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on July 28, 2007, 01:12:52 am
The Simpson's Movie

I thought the first 45 minutes were really funny, but then the laughter died down. Nevertheless, it was way better than past Simpson's episodes from Season 18 onwards. The film also pointed me in the right direction for who to vote for in 2008, ITCHY/HILLARY!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on July 29, 2007, 01:26:33 am
The Fog of War

A very interesting documentary on Robert S. McNamara and Kennedy/Johnson Administration military policy during the course of the 1960's. I can see why, The Fog of War won the 2003 Best Documentary Academy Award.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on July 29, 2007, 01:30:56 am
The Simpson's Movie

I thought the first 45 minutes were really funny, but then the laughter died down. Nevertheless, it was way better than past Simpson's episodes from Season 18 onwards. The film also pointed me in the right direction for who to vote for in 2008, ITCHY/HILLARY!

I saw it too yesterday. Was quite funny. Basically this movie guarantees a Clinton presidency next year, with all the advertisment for her in the movie ;)

Also, Alaska will probably see a huge population boom in the next years. Watch out for the immigrants, Aksaber ! :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on July 29, 2007, 01:34:28 am
The Simpson's Movie

I thought the first 45 minutes were really funny, but then the laughter died down. Nevertheless, it was way better than past Simpson's episodes from Season 18 onwards. The film also pointed me in the right direction for who to vote for in 2008, ITCHY/HILLARY!

I saw it too yesterday. Was quite funny. Basically this movie guarantees a Clinton presidency next year, with all the advertisment for her in the movie ;)

Also, Alaska will probably see a huge population boom in the next years. Watch out for the immigrants, Aksaber ! :P

I'll be sure to do that. 8) Thanks for the warning!!! :P ;D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on July 29, 2007, 01:36:49 am
The Simpson's Movie

I thought the first 45 minutes were really funny, but then the laughter died down. Nevertheless, it was way better than past Simpson's episodes from Season 18 onwards. The film also pointed me in the right direction for who to vote for in 2008, ITCHY/HILLARY!

I saw it too yesterday. Was quite funny. Basically this movie guarantees a Clinton presidency next year, with all the advertisment for her in the movie ;)

Also, Alaska will probably see a huge population boom in the next years. Watch out for the immigrants, Aksaber ! :P

I'll be sure to do that. 8) Thanks for the warning!!! :P ;D

It was so funny when the Simpson's entered Alaska, when the Alaskan official gave them $1000 thanks to the Alaskan Oil companys. That was one of the funniest lines in the whole movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on July 29, 2007, 04:24:14 am
The Simpson's Movie

I thought the first 45 minutes were really funny, but then the laughter died down. Nevertheless, it was way better than past Simpson's episodes from Season 18 onwards. The film also pointed me in the right direction for who to vote for in 2008, ITCHY/HILLARY!

I saw it too yesterday. Was quite funny. Basically this movie guarantees a Clinton presidency next year, with all the advertisment for her in the movie ;)

Also, Alaska will probably see a huge population boom in the next years. Watch out for the immigrants, Aksaber ! :P

I'll be sure to do that. 8) Thanks for the warning!!! :P ;D

It was so funny when the Simpson's entered Alaska, when the Alaskan official gave them $1000 thanks to the Alaskan Oil companys. That was one of the funniest lines in the whole movie.

Hmmm. All this talk is starting to make me want to see the movie now..... ;D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: WiseGuy on July 30, 2007, 06:29:10 am
I watched The Godfather yesterday.  Wow.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 01, 2007, 12:37:54 pm
Starship Troopers.

Wow. What a horrible, horrible movie. And I even like science fiction and sex.

Wow, you suck.

For me, Children of Men. Quite good, and the way it was shot was amazing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on August 01, 2007, 12:42:33 pm
Starship Troopers.

Wow. What a horrible, horrible movie. And I even like science fiction and sex.

Wow, you suck.


It's not his fault the movie blows.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on August 01, 2007, 12:47:31 pm

Starship Troopers.

Wow. What a horrible, horrible movie. And I even like science fiction and sex.

Wow, you suck.


No, its a bad movie.

I saw Jumanji, this is the second time I've seen the film but the first time I watched it from start to finish, very well done movie and probably the most enjoyable family oriented action movie I've seen.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 01, 2007, 12:48:53 pm
If you guys are taking the movie seriously, you are greatly missing the point.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on August 01, 2007, 01:42:34 pm
If you guys are taking the movie seriously, you are greatly missing the point.

We know it's a satire, but it still sucks. Verhoeven has made many superior films, most notably Total Recall.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on August 01, 2007, 02:00:24 pm
The Simpsons Movie


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 01, 2007, 08:48:44 pm
It's one of my favorite films. It's a combination of everything, coming-of-age films, romance, comedy, war drama all into one awesome mix. Total Recall was great obviously, but I would call it Verhoeven's best film. A shame it had to have that awful direct-to-video sequel.

Anyone else seen Children of Men? I thought the cinematography style was absolutely brilliant.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on August 01, 2007, 08:54:17 pm
It's one of my favorite films. It's a combination of everything, coming-of-age films, romance, comedy, war drama all into one awesome mix.

I honestly just can't stand Casper Van Dien. Worst actor ever. That was probably the point, but still.

Anyone else seen Children of Men? I thought the cinematography style was absolutely brilliant.

Yeah, I loved Children of Men. The whole eight minute sequence near the end with no cuts was pretty f'ing awesome. Michael Bay could learn a thing or two from Children of Men's cinematography.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: NYGurl on August 01, 2007, 08:54:43 pm
The wild world of Batwoman on MST3K


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sensei on August 01, 2007, 09:01:11 pm
Hannibal Rising, pretty damn bad. Once they threw the Samurai thing in, it was dead.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on August 02, 2007, 12:37:39 am
I just saw Catch and Release.... Horrid, horrid little movie. Gad. Makes you hate the characters you like makes you like the characters you're supposed to hate and in the end you just overall hat the film.

2/10


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 02, 2007, 03:04:52 pm
Sunshine

I liked how it was filmed, the visuals, some of the acting, and the music. The actual plot was farfetched and confusing at times.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 03, 2007, 01:01:21 pm
Pan's Labyrinth.

The first hour dragged a little, but the ending more than made up for it. Awesome film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 03, 2007, 01:52:08 pm
It's one of my favorite films. It's a combination of everything, coming-of-age films, romance, comedy, war drama all into one awesome mix.

I honestly just can't stand Casper Van Dien. Worst actor ever. That was probably the point, but still.

Anyone else seen Children of Men? I thought the cinematography style was absolutely brilliant.

Yeah, I loved Children of Men. The whole eight minute sequence near the end with no cuts was pretty f'ing awesome. Michael Bay could learn a thing or two from Children of Men's cinematography.

I also thought Children of Men was very good. Starship Troopers didn't make much of an impression.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on August 03, 2007, 06:54:16 pm
Flying High

It was one of the funniest films I've ever seen. Leslie Nielsen is so funny in Flying High. Especially when he says, And Don't call me Shirley!
 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on August 03, 2007, 07:36:05 pm
Watched The Alps (http://www.alpsfilm.com/en/frame.cfm) last Friday at OMSI. Amazing, but that's to be expected with IMAX; I suspect it would only be mildly entertaining at home or even in a standard theatre.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 04, 2007, 06:38:12 pm
i ♥ huckabees

I still don't know anything about existentialist philosophy, but I enjoyed this nevertheless.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on August 04, 2007, 08:04:27 pm
Man of the Year

I thought it was okay, with Robin Williams staring as a comedian called Tom Dobbs who decides to run for the Presidency of the United States. And somehow wins.

A question I'd like to ask you all, Is it possible to win the Presidency with 13 states? In the film the said Dobbs won, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, New York, Texas and a few others I think.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 04, 2007, 08:05:48 pm
Bourne Ultimatum

I liked it, except for the anticlimatic ending.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 04, 2007, 11:10:35 pm
I just finished watching "The Number 23" and I was impressed. Pretty good flick, although it has strong sexual content, violence and swearing...and is not for children.

By the way...after making this post...I went into the kitchen and the clock said 12:11am. 12+11=23. Freaky HAHA


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: King on August 04, 2007, 11:32:42 pm
I just finished watching "The Number 23" and I was impressed. Pretty good flick, although it has strong sexual content, violence and swearing...and is not for children.

That's probably why it was R for violence, disturbing images, sexuality and language.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on August 05, 2007, 02:37:58 am
The Bourne Ultimatum
Great movie, except for Julia Stiles don't care for her much, but other than that a great movie. I thought the first was fantastic and then the second one disappointed me but this one redeemed the series and sets the stage for what will hopefully be The Bourne Legacy, the 4th book in the Bourne series. I just hope they can go back to the original director of the Bourne Identity since that was the best and 2 and 3 have suffered from the stupid shaky camera treatment in both films.

8/10


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on August 07, 2007, 10:22:15 pm
Only Yesterday

Gotta love Studio Ghibli.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on August 08, 2007, 04:15:38 pm
Weird Science

Boy was that a pretty bad film. Especially when Anthony Michael Hall was a nerd...



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on August 08, 2007, 04:16:31 pm
Bourne Ultimatum

I liked it, except for the anticlimatic ending.

I think there's another book, which could be why it ended like that since they could make another movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on August 08, 2007, 04:19:07 pm
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

6.99 at the local best buy


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 09, 2007, 10:23:39 pm
Boondock Saints

Not what I expected. I thought it'd be a Tarantino-style flick. Instead it was just a stupid far too over the top comedy with lots of blood.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jaggerjack on August 09, 2007, 10:35:56 pm
Lilo and Stitch

I was just flipping the channels out of boredom, and found it running. I was so bored, I saw no reason not to watch it. Don't watch movies that often, for the matter.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 11, 2007, 12:43:42 pm
Little Miss Sunshine
Watched it for the first time since seeing it in the cinema. I still rate it very highly. Some great comedy moments.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: angus on August 11, 2007, 06:57:32 pm
are we counting stuff that comes on Showtime very late at night?  a couple of nights ago I caught "Edmond."  One of several movies I've seen which features William H. Macy fully nude.  I guess he has a nice ass.  Anyway, it was extremely disturbing.  I guess the murder, paranoia, and violent language didn't bother me, but the prison rape really did.  I'm not sure why.  I've never been in prison, and never been raped, but for whatever reason I find that forced prison sex is always deeply disturbing to me.  Gives me bad dreams even.  I don't let my son watch that sort of stuff. 

Excellent movie, though. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: bullmoose88 on August 11, 2007, 11:07:06 pm
Witness for the Prosecution

Charles Laughton's barrister character was great.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 12, 2007, 03:34:20 am
Death Proof.

I loved it, actually. I can see how cutting it by 23 minutes, almost all of that dialogue, might have completely ruined it, though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on August 12, 2007, 03:42:39 am
I saw The Bourne Identity for the first time today (my mom and I decided to go through the whole trilogy in one shebang over three weekends).  It was good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on August 13, 2007, 07:00:58 am
Death Proof.

I loved it, actually. I can see how cutting it by 23 minutes, almost all of that dialogue, might have completely ruined it, though.

I'm one of the few who enjoyed it more than Planet Terror. Watching that final chase in a theatre packed with cheering people is a rush... although I think you're missing out when the double-feature gimmick is dropped, along with the hilarious faux-trailers and advertisements.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on August 13, 2007, 07:08:28 am
The Bourne Ultimatum


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 13, 2007, 10:57:57 am
Simpsons Movie

Reinforced why I don't watch the show.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sensei on August 13, 2007, 11:01:12 am
The Bourne Ultimatum


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 13, 2007, 11:05:15 am
Death Proof.

I loved it, actually. I can see how cutting it by 23 minutes, almost all of that dialogue, might have completely ruined it, though.

I'm one of the few who enjoyed it more than Planet Terror. Watching that final chase in a theatre packed with cheering people is a rush... although I think you're missing out when the double-feature gimmick is dropped, along with the hilarious faux-trailers and advertisements.

Really? Review-wise Death Proof was much ore favourably recieved here in Sweden.

And, Gabu, watching 3 movies in 3 weeks does in no way qualify as a "shebang".


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jaggerjack on August 13, 2007, 12:05:20 pm
Rush Hour 3


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on August 14, 2007, 07:04:14 am
Really? Review-wise Death Proof was much ore favourably recieved here in Sweden.

Yeah, DP was widely panned in the US- by critics and fans alike- for being too "talky." Could indicate an interesting cultural difference. :) Still, the crowd I saw it with loved it, so who knows.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on August 15, 2007, 10:43:32 am
Trading Places!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 15, 2007, 10:51:49 am
Really? Review-wise Death Proof was much ore favourably recieved here in Sweden.

Yeah, DP was widely panned in the US- by critics and fans alike- for being too "talky." Could indicate an interesting cultural difference. :) Still, the crowd I saw it with loved it, so who knows.

Sounds very possible. I've noted that blockbusters tend to get much better reviewed in the US than in Sweden. Not that Swedish critics are flawless. They tend to be more engulfed by stuff like Borat or Babel, because they'll take anything that seems anti-American.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 15, 2007, 12:20:18 pm
I believe the European showings do have the trailers, the ones Tarantino directed are with Death Proof, while the ones Rodriguez directed are with Planet Terror. Apparentely that's how they'll be with the DVD release in the US (they're going to be split :( )

I also bet that six months later there'll be some special edition with both of them.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 15, 2007, 01:32:48 pm
Trading Places!

One of my favorites. "You can't just go around shootin' guys in the kneecap with a sawed-off shotgun just because you pissed at them."


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 15, 2007, 01:39:23 pm
Evan Almighty
Insubstantial but watchable (largely thanks to Steve Carell).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 15, 2007, 01:43:21 pm
Evan Almighty
Insubstantial but watchable (largely thanks to Steve Carell).

Do they mention "Bruce" at all in it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on August 15, 2007, 01:44:55 pm
And, Gabu, watching 3 movies in 3 weeks does in no way qualify as a "shebang".

It does for me, given that I usually watch like three movies a year.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 15, 2007, 01:48:01 pm
I believe the European showings do have the trailers, the ones Tarantino directed are with Death Proof, while the ones Rodriguez directed are with Planet Terror. Apparentely that's how they'll be with the DVD release in the US (they're going to be split :( )

I also bet that six months later there'll be some special edition with both of them.
Nope. We got cheated out of the trailers. But then you got cheated out of the lap dance and apparently about 15 minutes of dialogue, so we're more than even.

And I would very much like to share your bet. Might be just four months.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 15, 2007, 01:53:06 pm
Evan Almighty
Insubstantial but watchable (largely thanks to Steve Carell).

Do they mention "Bruce" at all in it?

No, the storyline is independent of the first Almighty film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 15, 2007, 03:13:58 pm
Evan Almighty
Insubstantial but watchable (largely thanks to Steve Carell).

Do they mention "Bruce" at all in it?

No, the storyline is independent of the first Almighty film.

Well, not the first ten minutes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on August 16, 2007, 01:56:56 am
Amazing Grace. The score is pretty bad, especially in the really dramatic 'decision-making' moments, and the blind priest character seems a little forced, but overall I liked it quite a bit. That said, a film directed by the guy who makes the 7-UP series (Apsted) I will always go and see; a film with Ioan Gruffudd as the lead I will always go and see, and a film on the life of WW I will always go to see.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on August 16, 2007, 10:25:33 am
Zero Day (2003). Columbine-inspired film. I actually felt sympathetic towards the two main characters until, well, the ending. Is it just me, or is police response ridiculously slow in low budget movies?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on August 16, 2007, 12:11:56 pm
Airplane! was on last night.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sensei on August 16, 2007, 11:20:20 pm
Premonition

Don't watch it. Absolute crap.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on August 16, 2007, 11:59:50 pm
Fezzy and I watched Tamara today.  It was pretty bad.

It would have been better if it had actors we had actually heard of.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on August 17, 2007, 12:34:21 am
Amazing Grace. The score is pretty bad, especially in the really dramatic 'decision-making' moments, and the blind priest character seems a little forced, but overall I liked it quite a bit. That said, a film directed by the guy who makes the 7-UP series (Apsted) I will always go and see; a film with Ioan Gruffudd as the lead I will always go and see, and a film on the life of WW I will always go to see.

You also saw a film that was marketed heavily towards and promoted by Evangelical Protestants as good wholesome Christian entertainment. Next you'll be saying you support John Howard. (Please don't say that). :P

The last movie I saw was Hairspray, before that, The Namesake. I don't watch movies that much anymore. If you'd like to know why, ask States Rights about that weird little film I love.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on August 17, 2007, 08:31:47 am
Amazing Grace. The score is pretty bad, especially in the really dramatic 'decision-making' moments, and the blind priest character seems a little forced, but overall I liked it quite a bit. That said, a film directed by the guy who makes the 7-UP series (Apsted) I will always go and see; a film with Ioan Gruffudd as the lead I will always go and see, and a film on the life of WW I will always go to see.

You also saw a film that was marketed heavily towards and promoted by Evangelical Protestants as good wholesome Christian entertainment. Next you'll be saying you support John Howard. (Please don't say that). :P

The last movie I saw was Hairspray, before that, The Namesake. I don't watch movies that much anymore. If you'd like to know why, ask States Rights about that weird little film I love.

Maybe it was marketed towards them in the US, not here. I also doubt that the people involved in the making of the film had any evangelical messages. They presented WW as a christian as he was, and religion was important to the film but it was important at the time culturally.

I'm not christian, but i'm not opposed to Christianity, although some Christians can be absolute arseholes about their faith.

The movie was a good one, and I enjyed watching it-just like I enjoy watching 'Touched By An Angel' when I want to watch feel-good pulp. I know it's extremely religiously motivated (duh) but if you want to feel gooey inside there is nothing better, I swear.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 17, 2007, 11:16:11 pm
Superbad

Very funny.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on August 18, 2007, 12:19:51 am
SiCKO

It was a real eye opener about the American Health Care system.  But many of you guys (including myself) already know the American Health Care system is pretty bad. I was very surprised to learn that Hillary Clinton, is the second highest payed Senator or a member of Congress that is payed by a private health care company. Talk about contradiction!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 18, 2007, 03:13:47 pm
And, Gabu, watching 3 movies in 3 weeks does in no way qualify as a "shebang".

It does for me, given that I usually watch like three movies a year.

I was talking about the objective definition of the word "shebang".


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on August 18, 2007, 07:29:37 pm

I'm trying to figure out if I should see Stardust tonight or Rush Hour 3.  Decisions decisions decisions...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 18, 2007, 08:08:33 pm
I saw Hairspray tonight. Musicals aren't my thing, but it was interesting.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Padfoot on August 19, 2007, 12:48:19 am
I saw Hairspray tonight. Musicals aren't my thing, but it was interesting.

Loved that movie.  I thought it was really catchy and funny.

I just got back from seeing Superbad and it as fricking hilarious.  Nerds rule!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on August 19, 2007, 04:58:54 am
Walk The Line


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on August 19, 2007, 12:15:25 pm
Superbad

pretty damn funny


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on August 19, 2007, 12:56:35 pm

I'm trying to figure out if I should see Stardust tonight or Rush Hour 3.  Decisions decisions decisions...

I decided on Stardust.  It was a very funny/good movie.  I recommend it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Stranger in a strange land on August 19, 2007, 05:28:08 pm
Simpsons Movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on August 19, 2007, 05:48:40 pm
The Host.

A monster movie with a brain. Very good stuff.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 23, 2007, 11:18:01 pm
My father and I just finished watching "The Deer Hunter" with Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep...I didn't care for it...and my father disliked it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on August 24, 2007, 12:17:16 am
I finally saw Bourne Ultimatum and thought it was decent enough. I disliked the first two.

I saw Invasion with Kidman & Craig tonight and thought it was very well done.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on August 24, 2007, 12:40:35 am
My father and I just finished watching "The Deer Hunter" with Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep...I didn't care for it...and my father disliked it.

The fact that you prefer films like "Armageddon" to "The Deer Hunter" just explains so much.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 24, 2007, 01:27:31 am
My father and I just finished watching "The Deer Hunter" with Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep...I didn't care for it...and my father disliked it.

The fact that you prefer films like "Armageddon" to "The Deer Hunter" just explains so much.

The Deer Hunter was too long, too dramatic and just...kind of boring. We all have our tastes, Andrew.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 24, 2007, 08:19:32 am
Somehow seen this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062776/) late at night on tv a few days ago.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Swing low, sweet chariot. Comin' for to carry me home. on August 24, 2007, 11:44:53 am
the wife and i went to see the bourne ultimatum tuesday night.  i give it a c-


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 25, 2007, 02:30:09 am
The Girl Next Door.

Really good, I rented it expecting an American Pie-type sex comedy, but it wasn't like that at all, it's actually sort of a chick flick, but not so much that guys can't like obviously as I did. It has more in common with teen movies like Angus and Varsity Blues than pure toilet humor and sex ones like the American Pie series.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on August 25, 2007, 03:05:44 am
The Girl Next Door.

Really good, I rented it expecting an American Pie-type sex comedy, but it wasn't like that at all, it's actually sort of a chick flick, but not so much that guys can't like obviously as I did. It has more in common with teen movies like Angus and Varsity Blues than pure toilet humor and sex ones like the American Pie series.

Obviously.

Naso: while we all do have our tastes, some peoples' are worse than others'. You fall into the former category I'm afraid.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on August 25, 2007, 03:15:12 am
We all have our tastes, Andrew.

Correct; you have your bad taste and others have better taste.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 25, 2007, 05:36:45 am
We all have our tastes, Andrew.

Correct; you have your bad taste and others have better taste.

BRTD has the worst taste in movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 25, 2007, 01:44:24 pm
The Girl Next Door.

Really good, I rented it expecting an American Pie-type sex comedy, but it wasn't like that at all, it's actually sort of a chick flick, but not so much that guys can't like obviously as I did. It has more in common with teen movies like Angus and Varsity Blues than pure toilet humor and sex ones like the American Pie series.

Obviously.

Huh? What the hell you mean?

The statement about Naso is correct.

We all have our tastes, Andrew.

Correct; you have your bad taste and others have better taste.

BRTD has the worst taste in movies.

I don't call stuff like Armageddon some of the best movies ever made, nor have I have whined that a movie is "too long" or "too dramatic"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 25, 2007, 05:10:29 pm
The Girl Next Door.

Really good, I rented it expecting an American Pie-type sex comedy, but it wasn't like that at all, it's actually sort of a chick flick, but not so much that guys can't like obviously as I did. It has more in common with teen movies like Angus and Varsity Blues than pure toilet humor and sex ones like the American Pie series.

Yes! I saw it right after the Election in November 2004 and was surprised. I like the one guy...Timothy Olyphant...from Scream 2 and Die Hard 4....he's good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on August 25, 2007, 09:35:18 pm
He was AWFUL in DH4.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 25, 2007, 09:38:19 pm
I thought he was pretty good, although some of his henchmen certainly weren't.

I'm looking forward to seeing him in Hitman. I know movies based on video games usually don't work out very well, but I think this one might be one of the exceptions like Resident Evil.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on August 25, 2007, 10:02:36 pm
I usually like when someone shows signs of a pulse when they're acting.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 26, 2007, 03:46:44 am
I finished watching "Heat" with Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro earlier this morning. Very good film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 26, 2007, 04:10:37 am
You're not alone, Red:
The Girl Next Door

I was surprised how much I actually liked it.  I'd seen it before, but just decided to watch it again the other night.  One of the better movies in my dvd collection.

:P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 26, 2007, 05:10:32 am
Movies I've mentioned seeing in this thread: (I'm bored.)

Be Here to Love Me
Hooligans
Goodbye Lenin
Brokeback Mountain
Tsotsi
Raising Victor Vargas
Show Time
Meine Schneekönigin
Pirates II
Hwal
The Free Will
Pretty Baby
The Seventh Seal
Little Miss Sunshine
The Departed
Babel
Domino
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Flags of our Fathers
The Queen
Wer früher stirbt ist länger tot
Shallow Graves
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Last King of Scotland
Lord of the Ring III
Zodiac
Prinzessinnenbad
Black Snake Moan
Death Proof
Candy

Movies I can think of off the top of my head that I've seen since the creation of this thread but didn't list here:
Match Point

When did Broken Flowers come out? - I'm thinking that one may be missing as well.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 26, 2007, 01:29:21 pm
No way I could ever make such a list.

One movie I did see but am sure I didn't list was Alpha Dog, a very good film. I was surprised by Justin Timberlake, both by that he was in a movie like that in the first place, and that he actually did a really good job.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on August 26, 2007, 02:35:04 pm
I usually like when someone shows signs of a pulse when they're acting.
Not necessarily....consider the character.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 26, 2007, 03:22:26 pm
Star Trek: Nemesis

Not good, not good at all in fact. The final act had redeeming features but not enough to save what was, on the whole, a rather disappointing effort. Most importantly though - they killed off my favourite character. :(


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on August 28, 2007, 12:31:50 pm
Star Trek: Nemesis

An absolutely horrible movie. My Dad's a big Trek fan and he dragged me to see this movie in the theaters. It claims the title of being the only movie I have ever seen that actually put me to sleep, though The Good Shepard was close.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on August 28, 2007, 12:58:20 pm
the wife and i went to see the bourne ultimatum tuesday night.  i give it a c-

Did you like the first two?  I thought the third one was just about as good as the other two.

As far as my latest movie, I was roped into seeing "Mr. Bean's Holiday."  It wasn't bad, and was definitely better than the first one, though I would rather have waited to see it on cable rather than spend the money at the theatre.  I want to see "The Last Legion" still.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 28, 2007, 01:48:06 pm
Star Trek: Nemesis

An absolutely horrible movie. My Dad's a big Trek fan and he dragged me to see this movie in the theaters. It claims the title of being the only movie I have ever seen that actually put me to sleep, though The Good Shepard was close.

While I've fallen asleep before films a few times (notably so with Godfather II and Apocalypse Now), the only movie I fell asleep in front of in a cinema was Kingdom of Heaven (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320661/).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on August 28, 2007, 07:30:46 pm
Star Trek: Nemesis

An absolutely horrible movie. My Dad's a big Trek fan and he dragged me to see this movie in the theaters. It claims the title of being the only movie I have ever seen that actually put me to sleep, though The Good Shepard was close.

While I've fallen asleep before films a few times (notably so with Godfather II and Apocalypse Now), the only movie I fell asleep in front of in a cinema was Kingdom of Heaven (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320661/).

Well Kingdom of Heaven was an alright movie I just think it suffered from bad casting. In my opinion the movie would have been much better if Liam Neeson had played an older version Orlando Bloom's character.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on August 28, 2007, 11:35:04 pm
The only movie that's ever put me to sleep was Twister. I saw in class in 8th grade and would've preferred the most boring lecture I've ever sat through.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Erc on August 28, 2007, 11:51:13 pm
The only movie that's ever put me to sleep was Twister. I saw in class in 8th grade and would've preferred the most boring lecture I've ever sat through.

...but...but...flying cows!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: NYGurl on August 29, 2007, 12:51:00 am
The hills have eyes 2.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 29, 2007, 09:46:26 am
Star Trek: Nemesis

An absolutely horrible movie. My Dad's a big Trek fan and he dragged me to see this movie in the theaters. It claims the title of being the only movie I have ever seen that actually put me to sleep, though The Good Shepard was close.

While I've fallen asleep before films a few times (notably so with Godfather II and Apocalypse Now), the only movie I fell asleep in front of in a cinema was Kingdom of Heaven (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320661/).

Well Kingdom of Heaven was an alright movie I just think it suffered from bad casting. In my opinion the movie would have been much better if Liam Neeson had played an older version Orlando Bloom's character.

On Orlando Bloom, I agree completely with the BBC film reviewer Mark Kermode (who calls him Orloondo Bland) when described his acting (in a scene with Kiera Knightley in Pirates 3) as "positively teaky" and "You feel like you need to get out the varnish and varnish it."

Actually, Kermode's scornful reviews of all the Pirates films are hilarious - I think they're downloadable from the BBC Radio 5 website. Well worth listening to.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Friz on August 29, 2007, 10:35:10 am
Super-Bad was funny for a typical teen sex comedy.  It could have used more female nudity.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rococo4 on August 29, 2007, 05:40:09 pm
Superbad was great, saw it last week, but it was a little over the top.  No one over their early 30s would probably like it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on August 29, 2007, 08:23:17 pm
The hills have eyes 2.

Ouch... bummer.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on August 29, 2007, 08:39:14 pm
Star Trek: Nemesis

An absolutely horrible movie. My Dad's a big Trek fan and he dragged me to see this movie in the theaters. It claims the title of being the only movie I have ever seen that actually put me to sleep, though The Good Shepard was close.

While I've fallen asleep before films a few times (notably so with Godfather II and Apocalypse Now), the only movie I fell asleep in front of in a cinema was Kingdom of Heaven (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320661/).

Well Kingdom of Heaven was an alright movie I just think it suffered from bad casting. In my opinion the movie would have been much better if Liam Neeson had played an older version Orlando Bloom's character.

On Orlando Bloom, I agree completely with the BBC film reviewer Mark Kermode (who calls him Orloondo Bland) when described his acting (in a scene with Kiera Knightley in Pirates 3) as "positively teaky" and "You feel like you need to get out the varnish and varnish it."

Actually, Kermode's scornful reviews of all the Pirates films are hilarious - I think they're downloadable from the BBC Radio 5 website. Well worth listening to.

Nice to meet another fellow Kermode fan then.. not that I agree with him lots but he is genuinely one of the best critics out there.

Btw, how could sleep during Apoclaypse now? The GF Part II I understand, but Apoclaypse now? Tsk... Tsk... Kingdom of Heaven was genuinely awful though, but Miami Vice is by far the worst film I've ever seen in a cinema, I'd rather drink a can of paint while being raped by a ten foot green pole disguised as Colin Farrell then seen that again. Oh, and Colin Farrell must die. Painfully.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Colin on August 29, 2007, 10:33:12 pm

Kingdom of Heaven was genuinely awful though, but Miami Vice is by far the worst film I've ever seen in a cinema, I'd rather drink a can of paint while being raped by a ten foot green pole disguised as Colin Farrell then seen that again. Oh, and Colin Farrell must die. Painfully.

Miami Vice was horrible and let's not forget that Colin Farrell is a product of your country. Another shoddy product from the Celtic Tiger. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 30, 2007, 02:42:24 am
The Vanishing from 1993 with Kiefer Sutherland, and Jeff Bridges. Started off kind of slow...but then got going. Pretty good flick.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on August 30, 2007, 06:11:13 am

Kingdom of Heaven was genuinely awful though, but Miami Vice is by far the worst film I've ever seen in a cinema, I'd rather drink a can of paint while being raped by a ten foot green pole disguised as Colin Farrell then seen that again. Oh, and Colin Farrell must die. Painfully.

Miami Vice was horrible and let's not forget that Colin Farrell is a product of your country. Another shoddy product from the Celtic Tiger. :P

Ehh.. [class snobery]he's from North Dublin so that hardly counts.[/class snobery] :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on August 30, 2007, 06:37:46 am

Kingdom of Heaven was genuinely awful though, but Miami Vice is by far the worst film I've ever seen in a cinema, I'd rather drink a can of paint while being raped by a ten foot green pole disguised as Colin Farrell then seen that again. Oh, and Colin Farrell must die. Painfully.

Miami Vice was horrible and let's not forget that Colin Farrell is a product of your country. Another shoddy product from the Celtic Tiger. :P

The only two Colin Farrell movies I liked were "Phone Booth" and "SWAT".


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Friz on August 30, 2007, 08:40:01 am
Superbad was great, saw it last week, but it was a little over the top.  No one over their early 30s would probably like it.

I went to see it with my 52 year-old father and he thought it was hilarious.  These types of movies are my 55 year-old uncle's favorite kind too.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on August 30, 2007, 01:07:11 pm
Star Trek: Nemesis

An absolutely horrible movie. My Dad's a big Trek fan and he dragged me to see this movie in the theaters. It claims the title of being the only movie I have ever seen that actually put me to sleep, though The Good Shepard was close.

While I've fallen asleep before films a few times (notably so with Godfather II and Apocalypse Now), the only movie I fell asleep in front of in a cinema was Kingdom of Heaven (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320661/).

Well Kingdom of Heaven was an alright movie I just think it suffered from bad casting. In my opinion the movie would have been much better if Liam Neeson had played an older version Orlando Bloom's character.

On Orlando Bloom, I agree completely with the BBC film reviewer Mark Kermode (who calls him Orloondo Bland) when described his acting (in a scene with Kiera Knightley in Pirates 3) as "positively teaky" and "You feel like you need to get out the varnish and varnish it."

Actually, Kermode's scornful reviews of all the Pirates films are hilarious - I think they're downloadable from the BBC Radio 5 website. Well worth listening to.

Nice to meet another fellow Kermode fan then.. not that I agree with him lots but he is genuinely one of the best critics out there.

Strongly agree.

Btw, how could sleep during Apoclaypse now? The GF Part II I understand, but Apoclaypse now? Tsk... Tsk... Kingdom of Heaven was genuinely awful though, but Miami Vice is by far the worst film I've ever seen in a cinema, I'd rather drink a can of paint while being raped by a ten foot green pole disguised as Colin Farrell then seen that again. Oh, and Colin Farrell must die. Painfully.

Yeah, I've watched Apocalypse Now since and I just don't rate it at all. I found it rather boring. That being said I'm a big Martin Sheen fan (well more West Wing nut...but still) - I was gutted that he went and did a semester at NUIG, straight after I finished there.

I've not seen Miami Vice and I don't reall yhave a lot of time for Colin Farrell (I remember him from Ballykissangel) though Phone Booth was reasonable.



Anyhow... saw Brazil (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/) last night.
Very heavily influenced by 1984. Some quality comedy moments (as to be expected from an ex-Python director) [I particularly liked "This is your receipt for your husband... and this is my receipt for your receipt." ;D] and a remarkably high quality cast. Well worth watching.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on August 31, 2007, 12:43:58 am
Wild Hogs. Amusing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on August 31, 2007, 10:24:14 am
Too Much Future (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c57zYshlnmU). A very good documentary movie about the GDR's punk scene. (Link is to a trailer on YouTube)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on September 01, 2007, 04:04:38 pm
Hot Fuzz. The final 30 minutes are perhaps the most 30 brilliant minutes of cinema I have ever had the fortune of observing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 01, 2007, 04:40:17 pm
Man on Fire. Started out slow, but once it got going, INCREDIBLE.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on September 01, 2007, 08:33:15 pm
The 40 year old Virgin

That is such a funny film. Steve Carrell is so funny in it, especially when they are waxing his chest. Ooohh Kelly Clarkson.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on September 02, 2007, 07:30:48 am
Permanent Vacation, Jim Jarmusch's first movie ever.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on September 02, 2007, 09:18:11 am
Superbad. I was expecting more, honestly. The cops received way too much screentime - their shtick didn't change at all, but they remained on screen with Fogel. The ending was pretty good - including the well done awkward moments. Nonetheless, the majority of the movie didn't really flow and wasn't all that funny. There were humorous lines here and there, sure, but it didn't have the continuous humor of a Knocked Up, which was produced and acted by much of the same crowd.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on September 03, 2007, 07:47:39 am
The Graduate
Good film, but I thought it was meandering somewhat aimlessly towards the end.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Silent Hunter on September 03, 2007, 08:32:43 am
The Final Countdown. Features the USS Nimitz going back in time to just before Pearl Harbor.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on September 03, 2007, 09:15:34 am
The Final Countdown. Features the USS Nimitz going back in time to just before Pearl Harbor.

My friends and I rented that movie as a joke after reading the wtf plot description on IMDb. Truly a brilliant piece of cinema right there.

Superbad. lol.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on September 03, 2007, 08:45:04 pm
I just got back from seeing "Rush Hour 3", a very funny sequel. Funny enough, I went to see Rush Hour 2 in Summer 2001 and then ate McDonald's after...tonight I did the exact same thing. I love tradition!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on September 03, 2007, 10:02:00 pm
Last movie: Red Eye (love it)

Last new movie: Superbad (it was good, but a guy movie)

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on September 03, 2007, 10:46:43 pm
The Simpsons -- July 30 at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 05, 2007, 03:48:06 pm
Halloween

It was entertaining, or as entertaining as a slasher flick can be.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Silent Hunter on September 05, 2007, 04:00:23 pm
You want an entertaining slasher fic (with very little slashing) I'd recommend Cry_Wolf.

Watched Back To The Future Part II today. Somewhat confusing and amusing how they chuck in loads of stuff from the previous film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on September 05, 2007, 08:20:31 pm
Dolls

It was very deep, but very good.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rob on September 05, 2007, 08:35:16 pm
You want an entertaining slasher fic (with very little slashing) I'd recommend Cry_Wolf.

... try The Burning or Friday the 13th- the Final Chapter.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on September 06, 2007, 03:06:45 pm
Today I watched Hallam Foe.

If you like slightly Creepy Indie films then yes this is appropriate.. though I can't ever remember seeing a movie I felt more embarassed for the Characters in my life.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on September 06, 2007, 10:32:12 pm
"Firebirds" starring Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sean Young. It began with a quote from President George H.W. Bush, and was about fighter pilots taking out drug cartels in South America. Impressive flick from 1990.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on September 08, 2007, 03:19:58 am
My Neighbours The Yamadas

Excellent. Shows that we haven't even scraped the potential that animation (the old-school kind, not 3D) has to offer. There's so much you can do with this genre that is simply impossible in live action.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on September 08, 2007, 04:52:52 am
Die Hard 4.0

I saw a dodgy dvd copy of it this morning. As John McClaine always says in the Die Hard series "Yippy K-yay motherf**ker"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on September 10, 2007, 01:19:16 pm
Rosemary's Baby
Probably one of the best horror/thrillers I've ever seen. A series of very edgy and thrilling moments make this a thoroughly engaging and compelling piece of work.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on September 10, 2007, 01:36:54 pm

"3:10 to Yuma"

It was pretty good, especially for a modern Western (which are few and far between).  The intro was a little light, and the ending was a bit abrupt, but over all, the action and story development was very good.  Hopefully this will trigger a few more Westerns.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on September 10, 2007, 02:16:37 pm

"3:10 to Yuma"

It was pretty good, especially for a modern Western (which are few and far between).  The intro was a little light, and the ending was a bit abrupt, but over all, the action and story development was very good.  Hopefully this will trigger a few more Westerns.

It didn't have any annoying modern rock songs playing in it, did it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on September 10, 2007, 02:41:44 pm
It didn't have any annoying modern rock songs playing in it, did it?

hahaha . . . no, none that I recall.  Most of the music was limited to the scene shots, and that was primarily soft instrumental.  I don't believe there were any songs with lyrics in the background at any time.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tender Branson on September 10, 2007, 03:12:33 pm
28 Weeks Later after 28 Days Later


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 11, 2007, 12:02:46 pm
Nanny Diaries

Mildly amusing. Scarlett Johannsen is a good actress/hot. That's basically all a guy can take away from the movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on September 12, 2007, 02:19:59 am
300 (finally!)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on September 12, 2007, 11:39:01 am
The Big Sleep

Finally got around to seeing this; there was a rerun in the major art cinema in the city. Well, the plot was truly a labyrinth but then again these things are never about plot, they're about style (and a whole PhD thesis could be written about it and similiar Film Noir's confused moral code\hypocrisy.) and Humphrey Bogart has that in spades; the dialogue of course, is typically fantastic and witty and made you wish that you could think of that. Obviously it's extremely dated, no art form dates faster than the cinema, and in the end the whole thing just becomes too confusing to be genuinely entertaining. Sadly not my favourite Film Noir.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Swing low, sweet chariot. Comin' for to carry me home. on September 12, 2007, 12:43:10 pm
The Last King of Scotland - thought the movie was good but it could have been a lot cleaner


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 12, 2007, 11:10:57 pm
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Wow, there were some f**ked up scenes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 15, 2007, 01:26:11 pm
Irreversible.

Wasn't a bad movie, but I'm never watching it ever again. For sure.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on September 15, 2007, 01:33:41 pm
City Slickers

Not that bad, a few laughs. Perfectly watchable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 15, 2007, 06:54:51 pm
Shoot 'Em Up

Look at the title to see what it's all about. It was good fun. Clive Owen is pretty good at playing bad ass characters.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on September 16, 2007, 11:49:18 pm
"Blow Out" (1981) starring John Travolta, Nancy Allen, Dennis Franz and John Lithgow. My favorite type of classic early 80's suspense thriller. Includes lots of swearing, smoking, big hair, and a good amount of naked chicks.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 18, 2007, 03:54:43 am
I saw Black Book and Sicko earlier this evening.

Sicko was Michael Moore's best film so far, but maybe that's because I agree with him more on this issue than on Bush/9-11 or gun control. He's certainly the master of taking facts and painting them into pictures to support his viewpoint.

Black Book was just wild and over-the-top, but what can you expect from Verhoeven? I felt pity for the SS Hauptsturmfuhrer, whose character was superbly played. The lead actress was good enough for the role. Watch out for a giant vat of feces, a woman's crotch, and multiple scenes of massacres if you see it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on September 20, 2007, 02:12:06 pm
marathon man

Fairly good, conspiracy thriller. A more effective torture scene than many more modern films. Both Hoffman and Olivier do well.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on September 20, 2007, 02:48:22 pm
Shooter. Excellent film. Four Stars.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 20, 2007, 08:41:03 pm
The Valet

French comedy isn't my thing, but the chick was hot.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 20, 2007, 10:57:20 pm
Shooter. Excellent film. Four Stars.

Good movie, but I would think you'd hate it and consider it left wing propaganda.

For me, I saw Knocked Up finally when it played on campus last night. Hilarious!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on September 21, 2007, 07:16:53 pm
Lola Rennt

I liked it. Some good funny moments (particularly after the bank robbery). Fit together nicely enough, maybe could have developed some parts further and cut down a little on the actual running - but all in all, not bad.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 21, 2007, 09:56:35 pm
Black Hawk Down

Kind of hard to follow. I had a tough time remembering what character did what or why they were in that area or who was coming in, etc. It was mostly just shooting as far as I was concerned. But very cool action anyway.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on September 21, 2007, 10:01:52 pm
Lola Rennt

Good.

Black Hawk Down

Good.

Here's an old one-- School for Scoundrels (1960 version). It was absurd and not laugh-out-loud funny, but amusing. British humor rarely disappoints.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 21, 2007, 11:00:39 pm
My Best Friend

Again, not a big French movie buff, but Auiteil (?) was great.

You Kill Me

Ben Kingsley was hilarious.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on September 22, 2007, 08:26:19 pm
Back to the Future

I haven't seen the film in a very longtime, but I still found it quite enjoyable. Especially when Doc asks Marty about who's President in 1985.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 22, 2007, 11:33:39 pm
Legally Blonde.

Funny, and Reese Witherspoon was very hot throughout the whole thing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 25, 2007, 01:15:40 pm
Bully.

Most of the sex scenes were unnecessary. Yes, I know how much it'll surprise you all for me saying that, but when you have cases where one character calls another one, there's no point in having the character getting called to be having sex. Then it just serves as an excuse to show sex. A bunch of other such scenes were the same.

But good otherwise. Those kids were f**king STUPID though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Ye Olde Europe on September 25, 2007, 06:44:21 pm
Back to the Future

I haven't seen the film in a very longtime, but I still found it quite enjoyable. Especially when Doc asks Marty about who's President in 1985.

And in 1985 some might have reacted exactly the same way had they been told who's Governor of California in our time period... ;)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on September 25, 2007, 09:29:17 pm
Hairspray

It was surprisingly quite enjoyable. However it was kind of scary seeing John Travolta in drag for nearly 2 hours.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on September 27, 2007, 12:42:42 am
We Are Marshall. Very, very good movie. I highly recommend watching it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 27, 2007, 11:17:32 pm
I saw Namesake tonight.

Superb movie. A must see with a number of really strong performances (I really can't think of any bad performance). Music was great too.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: TheWildCard on September 29, 2007, 12:54:03 am
Good Luck Chuck:
What the Chuck was Jessica Alba thinking? This was basically pron.... One of the smuttiest and least funny movies I've seen in a long time. It has been forever since I took out the negative numbers for a movie (never done it for a review on a film since I've been on this forum) but I give it a negative ten out of ten. Bad.

Mr. Woodcock:
After that turd of a movie, referring to Good Luck Chuck, Poseidon would have rocked. So I thought this film was quite enjoyable. Kind of like when you've been forced to eat something awful like liver and then you taste something average like a McDonald's Hamburger. Mr. Woodcock was at least funny at times and had it's classic moments. 7/10


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on September 29, 2007, 01:59:19 am
3:10 to Yuma was solid, if not spectacular. Russell Crowe was great as always.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on September 29, 2007, 02:44:28 am
Savior - Rather unknown but pretty gripping movie. I wish there was more movies about the Bosnian War, I find it rather interesting. Pretty gruesome and rather hard to watch at some scenes, but Dennis Quaid was awesome, considering he had to take a character who at the beginning is seen as a brutal killer and turn him into a sympathetic guy, and he did it very well. 8/10

Mean Creek - Very low budget indie film (not even a million dollars in the budget) that was awesome. Basically a look at these kids in rural Oregon and how they react to their plan that goes horribly wrong. The kids are actually great actors (including Macaulay Culkin's little brother) and it's gripping till the end. The last sequence is one of those that leaves you staring at the credits for a few seconds afterwords before you get up/turn it off. 10/10


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on September 29, 2007, 01:00:34 pm
3:10 to Yuma - B+
In the Shadow of the Moon - A-


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on September 30, 2007, 11:23:30 am
3:10 to Yuma was solid, if not spectacular. Russell Crowe was great as always.

Yep, Master and Commander rocked.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on September 30, 2007, 03:00:34 pm
Schwarze Schafe.

Great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on October 01, 2007, 10:11:29 pm
A Streetcar Named Desire - A
Eastern Promises - A/A-


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Silent Hunter on October 03, 2007, 09:08:49 am
Firefox. A bit slow and talky to start off with, but got great towards the end.

I wish that plane really existed!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 03, 2007, 09:53:04 pm
Little Miss Sunshine.

Talk about overrated. I give it a 5/10.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 07, 2007, 01:32:34 am
City of God.

It didn't blow me away or anything, but was rather good. But for a story that supposedly was trying to be so realistic, it threw in a real Hollywood type twist at the end (involving a minor character and seemingly minor incident)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on October 07, 2007, 07:30:16 am
City of God.

It didn't blow me away or anything, but was rather good. But for a story that supposedly was trying to be so realistic, it threw in a real Hollywood type twist at the end (involving a minor character and seemingly minor incident)
What exactly do you mean by realistic?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on October 07, 2007, 07:48:15 am
Really good new Australian film - "The Bet"


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on October 07, 2007, 08:20:15 am
Little Shop of Horrors

A musical-comedy, apparantly. I don't like musicals and I didn't find it funny... Not impressed, at all.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JohnnyLongtorso on October 07, 2007, 11:30:06 am
I watched the remake of Dawn of the Dead last week. It was okay.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: ?????????? on October 07, 2007, 01:51:05 pm
I watched the remake of Dawn of the Dead last week. It was okay.

Way inferior to the original.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on October 07, 2007, 02:22:48 pm
Gremlins


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 07, 2007, 02:26:37 pm
City of God.

It didn't blow me away or anything, but was rather good. But for a story that supposedly was trying to be so realistic, it threw in a real Hollywood type twist at the end (involving a minor character and seemingly minor incident)
What exactly do you mean by realistic?

Isn't it supposed to be a portrayal of what life is actually like in Rio's slums?

Based on a true story too, although in such cases there's always some dramatization changes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Reluctant Republican on October 07, 2007, 05:18:29 pm
Legally Blonde. Better then I thought it would be. Reese Witherspoon truly is America's sweetheart.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 07, 2007, 09:00:21 pm
I just watched "Rat Race" with Rowan Atkinson and Whoopi Goldberg Friday night with my parents.

Last movie I saw in theaters was "The Simpsons" on Monday, July 30 at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 12, 2007, 01:03:47 am
The Machinist.

It was a well done creepy film, but this whole type of concept has been done a million times already. You have to admire the length Christian Bale went to for the role though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on October 12, 2007, 06:16:51 am
Dune

Not entirely sure what to make of Dune. Watchable, good cast who generally did fine. I got a bit lost though as to certain plot elements. Might need to see it again to judge it properly.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on October 12, 2007, 09:48:00 am
Dune

Not entirely sure what to make of Dune. Watchable, good cast who generally did fine. I got a bit lost though as to certain plot elements. Might need to see it again to judge it properly.

Don't bother; I love the book but the film is wretched. (and you really need to read the book before the film makes much sense; David Lynch originally wanted to make a four hour version of the film before the studios came in. Ah such is life..)

Sting does make a good Feud-Raytha though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Bleeding heart conservative, HTMLdon on October 12, 2007, 09:50:57 am
Transformers... I didn't like it much.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on October 12, 2007, 09:55:37 am
Dune

Not entirely sure what to make of Dune. Watchable, good cast who generally did fine. I got a bit lost though as to certain plot elements. Might need to see it again to judge it properly.

Don't bother; I love the book but the film is wretched. (and you really need to read the book before the film makes much sense; David Lynch originally wanted to make a four hour version of the film before the studios came in. Ah such is life..)

Yeah, I kinda got the idea that things were being glossed over, the story could have benefitted from an elongation.

Sting does make a good Feud-Raytha though.

I didn't really get the point of his character. He didn't seem to have a purpose except for the duel - which I thought also was quite pointless.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on October 12, 2007, 10:02:09 am
Dune

Not entirely sure what to make of Dune. Watchable, good cast who generally did fine. I got a bit lost though as to certain plot elements. Might need to see it again to judge it properly.

Don't bother; I love the book but the film is wretched. (and you really need to read the book before the film makes much sense; David Lynch originally wanted to make a four hour version of the film before the studios came in. Ah such is life..)

Yeah, I kinda got the idea that things were being glossed over, the story could have benefitted from an elongation.


Ehh.. Yeah. :P

Sting does make a good Feud-Raytha though.

I didn't really get the point of his character. He didn't seem to have a purpose except for the duel - which I thought also was quite pointless.

Stop failing epically. ;)

No you are right as long as the film goes. Actually coming to think of so many essential characters in the book (Patrick Stewart's Gurney Hallack and Duncan Idaho - I can't recall who played him) aren't really given much time to explanation at all.

But perhaps it's best if you don't go on too much about Dune. It reveals my most inner nerdiness. :P

(BTW, I haven't seen a film in ages... A mixture of Lethargy and College I guess.)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on October 12, 2007, 10:09:19 am
But perhaps it's best if you don't go on too much about Dune. It reveals my most inner nerdiness. :P

;D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 12, 2007, 11:03:32 am
Heartbreak Kid

Pretty bad and they hid the two funniest scenes in the credits.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 12, 2007, 10:23:05 pm
Heartbreak Kid

Pretty bad and they hid the two funniest scenes in the credits.

Is Malin Akerman naked though?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 13, 2007, 12:44:58 am
Whozat?

I think one scene of titties was all the nudity shown.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 13, 2007, 12:53:37 am
Ben Stiller's character's wife. She's super-hot.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 13, 2007, 12:55:25 am
Ben Stiller's character's wife. She's super-hot.

The aforementioned titties were hers.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 13, 2007, 12:57:04 am
Ah good. I liked them in Harold & Kumar.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on October 13, 2007, 01:09:12 am
Rush Hour 3

Some parts of the film were quite funny. However there were hardly any shining moments in Rush Hour 3. It was a waste of 11 dollars, plus the $7.90 I spent on popcorn and a drink. I would give it 2 out of 5. And that's being Generous.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sensei on October 14, 2007, 01:45:11 pm
American Movie.

Brilliant.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 15, 2007, 12:37:30 am
The Kingdom

Decent flick. Some great preformances from the Saudis.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 15, 2007, 03:26:55 am
Happy Feet - finally was able to see it - I forget why I didn't see it when it came out - probably working for DeVos or during wrestling season.

Anyway, decent movie...7/10.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on October 15, 2007, 10:38:12 pm
Across The Universe

Horrible, without even the courtesy of being entertainingly bad through the most part.

D+


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 15, 2007, 11:14:54 pm
Hostel

Just bad.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 17, 2007, 10:31:51 pm
The United States of Leland.

Wasn't very good. Good concept, had potential, but it didn't go anywhere really, tried too hard to be "deep" the same way a goth teenager does, and was ultimately pointless.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on October 18, 2007, 01:29:58 am
Dick

It was the first time in a long time I'd seen the film. It was soo funny that Nixon only deleted those 18 and a half minutes on the tapes, was because of Arlene singing. Or how Woodward and Burnstein only disclosed Deep Throat's names to embrass themselves.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 18, 2007, 10:49:33 am
Into the Wild

Totally not worth the drive to Philadelphia to see. Nice scenery and acting though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Eraserhead on October 18, 2007, 11:25:52 am
Kill Bill (Vol. 2)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on October 18, 2007, 04:36:01 pm
Super Bad

Is it any good. I heard it was similar to the 40 year old Virgin, considering it was written by few of the writers from the 40 year old Virgin.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 19, 2007, 01:15:14 am
Transformers.

What'd you expect from a big budget Hollywood summer flick. Enjoyable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on October 19, 2007, 03:19:26 am
What'd you expect from a big budget Hollywood summer flick. Enjoyable.

Your review contradicts itself.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on October 19, 2007, 01:27:14 pm
What'd you expect from a big budget Hollywood summer flick. Enjoyable.

Your review contradicts itself.

Strongly Agree.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 19, 2007, 02:00:36 pm
It reminded me of Independence Day, which is of the same ilk, and one of the greatest films ever made.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on October 19, 2007, 02:29:01 pm
2001: A Space Odyssey

Weird.
Cool!
Huh?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 20, 2007, 09:11:21 pm
Shortbus.

Awful.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sensei on October 20, 2007, 09:51:26 pm
Across The Universe

Horrible, without even the courtesy of being entertainingly bad through the most part.

D+
To think my girlfriend almost dragged me to that one today.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on October 20, 2007, 09:52:15 pm
I bought blades of glory... ok deep as a fingerbowl, but it's just so entertaining.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: HappyWarrior on October 20, 2007, 09:54:44 pm
I saw "We Own the Night" today, a really good film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Snowguy716 on October 21, 2007, 12:50:50 am
"Rendition"

I thought it was excellent.  It highlighted some very real things going on in the world without being preachy, and for that, I am thankful.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on October 23, 2007, 10:37:54 pm
The Darjeeling Limited

Good, not great, certainly no "Royal Tenenbaums."  but really good.

Lions for Lambs

meh.  I liked a third of it (the Cruise/Streep third).  they other 2 parts weren't very good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on October 24, 2007, 04:14:25 pm
30 Days of Night

kinda dumb, but I would have liked it more if all the characters would have kept their mouths shut throughout the entire movie. Some of the dialogue was reminiscent of a Michael Bay movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 24, 2007, 04:24:56 pm
An old 1960s Burl Ives Childrens Classic -- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

I love those Christmas movies -- Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa.

By the way, yes, I am a CHRISTMAS FREAK.  I already have my Christmas Tree up, and have had it up for two and a half weeks since Monday, October 8.  I start listening to Christmas Music heavily in September and watch the Christmas Movies in October.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sensei on October 24, 2007, 04:25:40 pm
An old 1960s Burl Ives Childrens Classic -- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

I love those Christmas movies -- Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa.

By the way, yes, I am a CHRISTMAS FREAK.  I already have my Christmas Tree up, and have had it up for two and a half weeks since Monday, October 8.  I start listening to Christmas Music heavily in September and watch the Christmas Movies in October.
WTF


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: memphis on October 25, 2007, 01:36:05 am
An old 1960s Burl Ives Childrens Classic -- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

I love those Christmas movies -- Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa.

By the way, yes, I am a CHRISTMAS FREAK.  I already have my Christmas Tree up, and have had it up for two and a half weeks since Monday, October 8.  I start listening to Christmas Music heavily in September and watch the Christmas Movies in October.
WTF

I think he's taking his cues from retailers who have also been playing Christmas music and displaying trees for several weeks now.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on October 25, 2007, 01:44:07 am
What's Eating Gilbert Grape

It was alright suppose. I was quite disturbed when they had Mary Steenburgen and Johnny Depp getting 'jiggy with it'. It was, if not, worse than that show Viva Laughlin. Not to mention that morbidly obese woman sitting on the couch all day, it reminded me of a girl in my class.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 26, 2007, 10:20:01 am
In the Valley of Elah

Not very good at all. Just blah


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on October 26, 2007, 07:14:24 pm
Inland Empire. Solid Lynch, though not as good as the other Lynch films I've seen. Became parodic at times.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on October 27, 2007, 05:30:04 am
Everything's Jake

Excellent movie, moved quickly and featured really great acting.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 27, 2007, 07:30:25 pm
Falling Down.

Great movie. Everyone should see it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on October 27, 2007, 09:56:49 pm
Goodfellas.

Could've cut down the middle a bit, it was kind of boring. The beginning and end were excellent of course.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on October 29, 2007, 10:35:27 pm
"Into the Wild"

A.  completely excellent.  the lead, Catherine Keener, and especially Hal Holbrook are amazing in their roles.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on October 30, 2007, 06:17:29 am
Transformers


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on October 30, 2007, 06:27:17 am
Mean Creek - Very low budget indie film (not even a million dollars in the budget) that was awesome. Basically a look at these kids in rural Oregon and how they react to their plan that goes horribly wrong. The kids are actually great actors (including Macaulay Culkin's little brother) and it's gripping till the end. The last sequence is one of those that leaves you staring at the credits for a few seconds afterwords before you get up/turn it off. 10/10

This is one of my favorite movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on November 02, 2007, 10:15:22 am
Mean Creek - Very low budget indie film (not even a million dollars in the budget) that was awesome. Basically a look at these kids in rural Oregon and how they react to their plan that goes horribly wrong. The kids are actually great actors (including Macaulay Culkin's little brother) and it's gripping till the end. The last sequence is one of those that leaves you staring at the credits for a few seconds afterwords before you get up/turn it off. 10/10

This is one of my favorite movies.

Wow, me and BRTD agree.

I've seen two films in the past two days - Eastern Promises and Oldboy; both rather original works from original directors. The former is David Cronenberg's most recent feature and shows himself getting further and further away from the old Cronenberg style (seen in films like Videodrome or The Fly) and into something which actually could be said to be influenced by Oriental films. Despite this it still has the traditional violence though not as stomach turning as before though a 2-on-1 fight in a public bath is one of the most notable visual sequences in the film. Though Personally I prefer the old Cronenberg; though the 'why?' is somewhat to difficult to explain - perhaps it's because the film's plot is lacking in something, though the performances are all good especially Viggo Mortenson in one of the lead roles is brilliantly enigmatic. Perhaps my slight dissapointment is due to in the end this story of Women trafficing and the Russian Mafia set in London seemed just a bit too familiar.

Oldboy on the other hand is both brilliant and bizarre - though both films are quite similiar, appealing more to the celebral than the heart they feel just a little numbing at times and it's no wonder the student responsible for the Virginia Tech massacre listed this as one of his favourites (he renacted scenes from the film in his "video manifesto".) with it's mix of total paranoia, moody mystery and sense of complete helplessness, it's lead villian being very Bondesque with his Perfect suits and elaborate Penthouse but unlike Bond is a true master manipulator as this is a classic case of a story where "all is not what it seems". This may not be good or bad depending on your POV and this is in a running line of Oriental films like Battle Royale whose purpose is obvious meaningless violence (though unlike that film at least it doesn't justify itself with an asinine political message.) This Korean film could never be made in the United States or at least make into a mainstream theatre but anyone with an interest in film should check this out , even though the editing is unusual for those used to Hollywood and can be difficult to follow. Recommended.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on November 03, 2007, 01:13:58 am
American Gangster.

Best. Film. Of. The. Year. The end.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on November 03, 2007, 04:55:49 am
Transformers

I'm still watching it now. The CGI in the film is brilliant, the acting is mediocre and it has the best ever product placement. I now have the urge to have a Pepsi and by a new Nokia mobile. Thank you very much Michael Bay.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 03, 2007, 05:23:02 am
Transformers


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 06, 2007, 04:10:57 am
I FINALLY saw V for Vendetta


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on November 06, 2007, 04:47:00 am
Falling Down.

Great movie. Everyone should see it.

Yeah, a good movie. I really liked it too. Even though D-Fens did a sh**tload of horrible stuff, by the end I felt kinda sorry for him.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on November 06, 2007, 04:57:47 am
Mean Creek - Very low budget indie film (not even a million dollars in the budget) that was awesome. Basically a look at these kids in rural Oregon and how they react to their plan that goes horribly wrong. The kids are actually great actors (including Macaulay Culkin's little brother) and it's gripping till the end. The last sequence is one of those that leaves you staring at the credits for a few seconds afterwords before you get up/turn it off. 10/10

This is one of my favorite movies.

Wow, me and BRTD agree.

I've seen two films in the past two days - Eastern Promises and Oldboy; both rather original works from original directors. The former is David Cronenberg's most recent feature and shows himself getting further and further away from the old Cronenberg style (seen in films like Videodrome or The Fly) and into something which actually could be said to be influenced by Oriental films. Despite this it still has the traditional violence though not as stomach turning as before though a 2-on-1 fight in a public bath is one of the most notable visual sequences in the film. Though Personally I prefer the old Cronenberg; though the 'why?' is somewhat to difficult to explain - perhaps it's because the film's plot is lacking in something, though the performances are all good especially Viggo Mortenson in one of the lead roles is brilliantly enigmatic. Perhaps my slight dissapointment is due to in the end this story of Women trafficing and the Russian Mafia set in London seemed just a bit too familiar.

Oldboy on the other hand is both brilliant and bizarre - though both films are quite similiar, appealing more to the celebral than the heart they feel just a little numbing at times and it's no wonder the student responsible for the Virginia Tech massacre listed this as one of his favourites (he renacted scenes from the film in his "video manifesto".) with it's mix of total paranoia, moody mystery and sense of complete helplessness, it's lead villian being very Bondesque with his Perfect suits and elaborate Penthouse but unlike Bond is a true master manipulator as this is a classic case of a story where "all is not what it seems". This may not be good or bad depending on your POV and this is in a running line of Oriental films like Battle Royale whose purpose is obvious meaningless violence (though unlike that film at least it doesn't justify itself with an asinine political message.) This Korean film could never be made in the United States or at least make into a mainstream theatre but anyone with an interest in film should check this out , even though the editing is unusual for those used to Hollywood and can be difficult to follow. Recommended.

Oldboy is pretty good but I actually liked Lady Vengeance more. I guess I'm soft.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on November 06, 2007, 04:59:46 am
I saw American Gangster last weekend.  It was great; I always love Denzel Washington.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on November 06, 2007, 11:20:04 pm
American Gangster.

Best. Film. Of. The. Year. The end.

really?  i thought it was almost completely unexceptional.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on November 10, 2007, 05:19:58 am
Lions for Lambs

I thought it was an alright film. I couldn't buy Tom Cruise as a Republican Senator though. Why would the people of Illinois vote for him? My mum kept on referring to me to Andrew Garfield's character in the film. She said in a sense, I'm wasted talent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on November 10, 2007, 02:32:18 pm
Lions for Lambs

I thought it was an alright film. I couldn't buy Tom Cruise as a Republican Senator though. Why would the people of Illinois vote for him? My mum kept on referring to me to Andrew Garfield's character in the film. She said in a sense, I'm wasted talent.

He was from Illinois? Dumb. Sure you can't exactly cast Tom Cruise as someone from Texas or the deep south, but why not somewhere like Indiana or Arizona?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on November 10, 2007, 05:34:26 pm
Eastern Promises

An interesting piece of work. Heavy on violence from the get go. Deals with some depressing subjects. Nonetheless there's some dark humour there which I appreciated. I thought Viggo Mortenson was very good and the story holds up fairly well. Worth watching.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on November 10, 2007, 08:08:44 pm
Lions for Lambs

I thought it was an alright film. I couldn't buy Tom Cruise as a Republican Senator though. Why would the people of Illinois vote for him? My mum kept on referring to me to Andrew Garfield's character in the film. She said in a sense, I'm wasted talent.

i thought he the scenes of him and meryl were the only things in that film worth anything.  the war scenes were predictable and sappy and the college scenes felt like an afterschool special.  pretty bleh overall.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on November 11, 2007, 02:11:36 pm
Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Not very impressive

Bee Movie

Solid, if more cliched than a Pixar would've been.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on November 11, 2007, 05:16:26 pm
American Gangster was very good.  Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe didn't pull out anything too special or new but didn't matter, they played their characters damn well.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: True Democrat on November 11, 2007, 05:36:39 pm
I saw American Gangster Friday night and Bee Movie Saturday night.  Very different movies to say the least.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on November 12, 2007, 12:48:37 am
I thought it was cool how American Gangster paradoxically got you to root for both Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe's characters.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 12, 2007, 02:21:10 am
Footloose


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on November 12, 2007, 07:30:29 pm
Lilya 4-Ever

Not the most depressing film I've ever seen, but close.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Akno21 on November 12, 2007, 09:15:48 pm
Garden State. I was worried I'd be unable to see Zach Braff as Andrew Largeman and just think "It's J.D. in a movie!", but that wasn't an issue at all. I knew the soundtrack would be amazing, but the plot was great as well. I'm all for the movies that are captiviating without a single explosion or murder.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on November 12, 2007, 10:00:54 pm
Lars and the Real Girl

just a plain, simple good movie.  nothing extraordinary about it besides the performances, but it would have been ridiculous had it been treated almost any other way.

A-


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on November 12, 2007, 10:17:16 pm
I want to see that so badly. I've discovered amazingly that it actually IS playing in Bismarck, ND, so if it still is in a week I can see it when I'm at home for Thanksgiving, instead of having to drive to the Twin Cities just to go to it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on November 13, 2007, 09:01:09 am
I want to see that so badly. I've discovered amazingly that it actually IS playing in Bismarck, ND, so if it still is in a week I can see it when I'm at home for Thanksgiving, instead of having to drive to the Twin Cities just to go to it.

Driving to teh city to catch a movie? Sounds very suburban...

And Michael, big kudos for watching a Swedish movie!!!?! :D

Last movie I watched was Ratatouille. Solid, though not the best animated picture I've seen.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on November 13, 2007, 09:59:25 am
Ratatouille's the best movie I've seen this year.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on November 14, 2007, 02:54:47 am
The Dreamers.

The purpose of watching it was to see Eva Green naked, and in that case it definitely delivered. But it was a good story otherwise, even ignoring the fact that the ending made no sense.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 14, 2007, 03:33:40 am
Shrek the Third - not great, not terrible.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on November 14, 2007, 08:30:21 am

Quigley Down Under  <--- always a great movie


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on November 16, 2007, 12:09:46 am
Jackie Brown.

Eh, it was OK. I probably would've enjoyed it more if I didn't know it was by Tarantino, since it was more like a straightforward crime drama than a Tarantino film, and that's not what I was expecting.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on November 18, 2007, 02:14:27 pm
American Gangster

Denzel put in what should be an Oscar worthy preformance. Brutal, calculating, gentlemanly, he did it all. Crowe was not all that impressive at all, some of the supporting cast (corrupt cop with big mustache) turned in good preformances. All in all, extremely watchable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on November 18, 2007, 02:54:15 pm
1408.

Decent creepy horror film. The box and marketing greatly overstated Samuel L. Jackson's role though (unsurprisingly)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Mikado on November 18, 2007, 03:32:07 pm
Been a while since I saw one in theaters...that would be Michael Clayton last month.  Not counting theaters...I watched some horrible made-for-TV movie on TNT last night, and I rented Oklahoma! last weekend.

I'm looking forward to Sweeney Todd this winter.  I've never heard the music, but I've had two friends whose opinions I trust tell me it's Sondheim's best work (of course, they said the same about Into The Woods, which I've never been fond of)...and Johnny Depp starring in a Tim Burton movie!?!  That is truly sublime.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on November 20, 2007, 12:40:05 am
No Country For Old Men

The tensest movie I've seen in a long time.  Damn.  There were a lot of times I just didn't want to look at the screen in anticipation.  But excellent.

A


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: John Dibble on November 20, 2007, 10:02:07 am
Idiocracy


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AndrewTX on November 20, 2007, 10:59:15 am
Debbie does Dallas


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on November 20, 2007, 01:09:59 pm
Debbie does Dallas

so overrated


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on November 26, 2007, 01:43:11 am
Hitman.

Probably the best video game-based movie I've ever seen...which isn't really saying a lot. But it was a decent action flick, you just won't enjoy it without playing the games, in which case you'll b!tch about the lack of character development and whatnot that the games explain (which is why most critics hated it.)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on November 26, 2007, 10:41:47 am
Enchanted

I actually thought it was halfway decent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on November 28, 2007, 08:18:26 am
Network

Very good. Quite prophetic in the way it foresaw the corporate takeover of America, specifically its media outlets, and the way that influenced news coverage. Very funny, too.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on November 29, 2007, 01:06:20 pm
Over last weekend I saw The Mist (which has big differences from the book) and Fred Claus.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on November 29, 2007, 04:03:15 pm
The Rutles: All You Need is Cash

Quite funny, if a bit inconsistent, and the musical numbers did go on for a bit too long. But all in all a very good pastiche. I also like the fact that George Harrison was enough of a sport to accept a cameo in this film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on November 29, 2007, 09:36:34 pm
No Country For Old Men

The tensest movie I've seen in a long time.  Damn.  There were a lot of times I just didn't want to look at the screen in anticipation.  But excellent.

It was some f'ed up nihilistic sh*t. But it was well done. Though I would feel a lot more comfortable seeing it again, just because I can get past some of the tension. That scene where Javier Bardem's character asks the clerk to flip a coin will stick with me for a while. I wonder how much the Coen brothers actually buy into the nihilism, though. In common with Fargo they seem to enjoy exploring the hopelessness and pathetic quality of life in small town America. It's the creation of something attractive to the viewer (or to some viewers) by exploiting the suffering of others. It seems like artists are more likely to buy into nihilism, perhaps because morality just constrains art; or perhaps that's the way it feels to artists.

Been a while since I saw one in theaters...that would be Michael Clayton last month.

Once in six months... is a long time. I've been there.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on November 29, 2007, 10:14:42 pm
I'm Not There

quite the mindf***.   i need to see it again.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on December 01, 2007, 05:58:15 pm
Audition

A modern classic, as they say. F***ing blew me away the first time I saw it and am glad to say that it still hasn't lost any of its chutzpah.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on December 01, 2007, 06:20:35 pm
Audition

A modern classic, as they say. F***ing blew me away the first time I saw it and am glad to say that it still hasn't lost any of its chutzpah.

Was that the one Japanese movie with the fetuses? Cause that was pretty disgusting.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 01, 2007, 07:13:09 pm
No that was Dumplings, and I think it was Korean or something.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on December 01, 2007, 07:28:49 pm
Audition

A modern classic, as they say. F***ing blew me away the first time I saw it and am glad to say that it still hasn't lost any of its chutzpah.

Was that the one Japanese movie with the fetuses? Cause that was pretty disgusting.

No; but iirc Audition is the one about child molestation (I haven't see it though as I stress iirc.)

Last film I saw = Rescue Dawn. Brilliantly intense.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on December 01, 2007, 07:33:43 pm
I'm 99% sure I've seen Audition (there's no way I would have heard of it if I hadn't), but I honestly don't remember any of it. I probably had my eyes closed throughout the entire thing, but the IMDb plot summary isn't even ringing a bell.

Oh, yes. Wikipedia comes to the rescue. The movie where that thing eats the vomit. Lovely film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on December 01, 2007, 07:59:36 pm
No that was Dumplings, and I think it was Korean or something.

Chinese. And yeah, that film is quite sick... I actually should've added it to the list in that thread about disturbing movies back then. It's definitely up there.

As for Audition, "visceral"'s the world. What can I say, I'm a sucker for intense films. Besides, it's my theory that the final third only takes place in his head.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 02, 2007, 01:15:30 am
American Gangster

A new twist (black gangster) to the old story of rise and fall. Denzel had a good performance, and Crowe a weaker one, but some of that must go to the script- Crowe's character wasn't written as interestingly.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: David S on December 02, 2007, 01:22:15 am
The Mist. Good movie based on a Stephen King short story.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Make Politics Boring Again on December 02, 2007, 02:30:15 am
Blood Diamond

It's disturbing as it's all based on reality.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 04, 2007, 11:50:08 pm
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Not nearly as disturbing as I thought it would be. But very educational. Before I saw this movie it had never really clicked in my mind where the term "camcorder" came from. I guess I knew that it was a combination of "camera" and "recorder" in the back of my mind, but when I was a kid camcorder just meant to be a mini camera.
Cool. I guess my cell phone is a camcorder too.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 04, 2007, 11:58:25 pm
That movie as a whole wasn't all that disturbing, but that video of the family being murdered is definitely one the most shocking and messed up things I've ever seen on film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 05, 2007, 12:29:55 am
I saw Disturbia yesterday. Shia Labeouf is the next leading man in Hollywood. Excellent preformance.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on December 05, 2007, 02:23:58 am
oh, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

it was good.  at least, really well acted.  the story had some shortcomings, what with how they decided to set up a lot of it, but aside from that there aren't many quibbles.  just a kind of by-the-numbers movie editted to seem more interesting than it was.  Hawke was great though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 05, 2007, 03:33:10 am
oh, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

it was good.  at least, really well acted.  the story had some shortcomings, what with how they decided to set up a lot of it, but aside from that there aren't many quibbles.  just a kind of by-the-numbers movie editted to seem more interesting than it was.  Hawke was great though.

How was Marissa Tomei? (you know what I mean)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on December 05, 2007, 03:44:26 am
The Shawshank Redemption

One of the best films I have ever seen in my life. Morgan Freeman was excellent in that film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on December 05, 2007, 09:21:58 am
oh, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

it was good.  at least, really well acted.  the story had some shortcomings, what with how they decided to set up a lot of it, but aside from that there aren't many quibbles.  just a kind of by-the-numbers movie editted to seem more interesting than it was.  Hawke was great though.

How was Marissa Tomei? (you know what I mean)

you'll be satisfied.  the girl does not like to wear a shirt in this movie.  there are at least 3 topless scenes (i was more satisfied with ethan hawke though.)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 06, 2007, 12:36:00 am
The Night Listener.

It was OK, good performances from Robin Williams and Toni Collette. The only problem is all the of the twists were fairly obvious.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on December 06, 2007, 12:39:15 am
The Mist. Good movie based on a Stephen King short story.

They made the middle/end of the movie a lot more depressing than it actually was in the book.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 07, 2007, 01:11:41 am
The Golden Compass

People protesting this movie is about the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long while. The only thing for religious people to get upset about is the manifestation of the soul as another entity which is depicted as free thinking and as a separate "being". The Magisterium is portrayed more as Big Brother than as the RCC or some religious body. I felt the movie had a far, far greater anti-authority message than anti-religion.

On an entertainment level it held my interest despite knowing the story and had ridiculously good CGI. The animals looked almost exactly like they were real creatures.

The plot jumped too much and never really flowed like some movies do, so I don't feel like I was ever caught and taken along on the ride like, for example, a Lord of the Rings movie would. The also think the content of the movie was adult, but the way it was presented was aimed at children, something that will probably kill its later weeks at the box office.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 09, 2007, 01:38:52 am
The Golden Compass

People protesting this movie is about the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long while. The only thing for religious people to get upset about is the manifestation of the soul as another entity which is depicted as free thinking and as a separate "being". The Magisterium is portrayed more as Big Brother than as the RCC or some religious body. I felt the movie had a far, far greater anti-authority message than anti-religion.

The Magisterium headquarters looks like Vatican City, and its officials are dressed like clergy. They are trying to suppress the findings of a prominent scientist. Plus, the Magisterium is associated with the original sin myth later in the film.

The Magesterium troops reminded me of storm troops guarding a concentration camp, Ms. Coulter had a 1930's style haircut and travelled around in a zeppelin. The good guys are the English kids, an American ("it's your war too, although you don't realize it yet"), and a 'multinational' force including a bear. World War 2 again? Go figure.

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On an entertainment level it held my interest despite knowing the story and had ridiculously good CGI. The animals looked almost exactly like they were real creatures.

I've stopped noticing CGI a long time ago, but it is remarkably good.

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The plot jumped too much and never really flowed like some movies do, so I don't feel like I was ever caught and taken along on the ride like, for example, a Lord of the Rings movie would. The also think the content of the movie was adult, but the way it was presented was aimed at children, something that will probably kill its later weeks at the box office.

There have been a number of kids films with more adult themes that have come out this decade, or kids films that also appeal to adults, some more successful than others. It started as far back as Shrek which lightly put a different twist on traditional fairy tales. On the other hand you have films like Pan's Labyrinth which were basically adult films not for kids at all, but still try to fit into the fair tale structure. Somewhere in the middle are the later Harry Potter movies. Then there are kids films which are also enjoyable for adults like Finding Nemo. The kid/adult split is has definitely gotten blurred.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on December 09, 2007, 07:16:22 am
Ghostwatch.

Not a movie per se, more of a TV drama/docu-drama pastiche, but still... one of the creepiest things I've seen in ages.

http://www.stomptokyo.com/badmoviereport/reviews/G/ghostwatch.html


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on December 11, 2007, 01:11:38 am
Atonement

having read the book, i guess it was hard to not be underwhelmed.  because the book is amazing.  i think the performances were perfect across the board, with McAvoy standing out, and Ronan being very good as well.  Knightley really just didn't have much to do.  the problem is, the story is just so...literary.  so many of the ethical questions come about via the nature of authorship, and trying to translate this to film is not seamless.  the ending especially shows this.  some really good filmmaking, it just couldn't touch the novel.

A-


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 11, 2007, 01:13:43 am
Atonement

having read the book, i guess it was hard to not be underwhelmed.  because the book is amazing.  i think the performances were perfect across the board, with McAvoy standing out, and Ronan being very good as well.  Knightley really just didn't have much to do.  the problem is, the story is just so...literary.  so many of the ethical questions come about via the nature of authorship, and trying to translate this to film is not seamless.  the ending especially shows this.  some really good filmmaking, it just couldn't touch the novel.

A-

Do you go only to independent movies now?

If so though, that's a good thing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on December 11, 2007, 01:44:44 am
i go to the ones i think are going to be good.  the best theater by us has a $6 student deal - ticket, popcorn, and drink.  more than reasonable, every monday.  i graduated, but i still flash the ID.

and i don't really think it's "independent" so much as .... i don't know the adjective.  the last five weeks have been:

Atonement
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
I'm Not There
No Country For Old Men
Lars and the Real Girl

ok so maybe fake snobbish.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 11, 2007, 01:49:15 am
Yeah, those are all independent films. Just ones with a bit higher budget and wider release.

At least since I graduated high school one of the theaters in my hometown has doubled its screens and thus started showing some of those movies (I saw No Country For Old Men there over Thanksgiving break), thus meaning I should be able to at least see some decent movies when I'm there for a month (most likely I'll be going to Juno and There Will Be Blood). After that of course I'll be in Minneapolis where EVERYTHING plays, even super-indie movies like Brick and NC-17 ones like Lust, Caution. Another thing to get excited about.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on December 11, 2007, 07:25:54 am
Last Weekend I saw:

Cidade de Deus (City of God)
and
American Gangster

Both were okay. I suppose. Not quite living up to the hype; but adequate none the less.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MODU on December 11, 2007, 08:04:44 am

Beowulf (in 3-D).  Couldn't find an IMAX close enough that was showing it.  :(  The movie itself was very good, and a must see in 3-D if you can.  The artists out-did themselves with the technology.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: John Dibble on December 11, 2007, 09:18:37 am
The Mist


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on December 11, 2007, 06:16:36 pm
Election

I found the film quite enjoyable, it had humor and quite a few sex scenes. It did get me wondering what is the difference between Morals and Ethics.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on December 12, 2007, 03:33:02 pm
Election

I found the film quite enjoyable, it had humor and quite a few sex scenes. It did get me wondering what is the difference between Morals and Ethics.

If you're actually looking for an answer, one is Latin and one is Greek for pretty much the same thing. Some people load them with different meanings though. And I thought Election was pretty good too.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 13, 2007, 12:10:11 am
To Live and Die in L.A.

It was pretty enjoyable although one has to ignore the often clunky dialogue, occasionally wooden acting and the annoying 80s soundtrack. Would've been better if made 10 years earlier or 10 years later. But still enjoyable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on December 13, 2007, 01:18:28 am
Michael Clayton

you know, it was well-acted and all, but it really amounted to not much.  Swinton's my standout of the cast.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 15, 2007, 01:58:20 am
I Am Legend.

I've never seen a movie with more "jump" scenes, or ones used as effectively. This could give an old person a heart attack. Very tense and shocking, and Will Smith gave a great performance as a guy slowly going insane.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 15, 2007, 11:34:31 am
Requiem for a Dream

Absurd and depressing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Mikado on December 15, 2007, 12:57:01 pm
Enchanted.  Better than expected.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 15, 2007, 04:52:51 pm
Who's Camus Anyway?

He was a French existentialist. Disturbing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 15, 2007, 04:56:28 pm
Who's Camus Anyway?

He was a French existentialist. Disturbing.

He was also the name of a troll on another board. Now that troll is all I ever think about when I hear the name.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on December 15, 2007, 10:41:26 pm
Requiem for a Dream

Absurd and depressing.

yet amazing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on December 16, 2007, 11:05:38 am
Hard Candy
A psychological thriller from last year about an encounter between a 14 year old girl and a 32 year old man who meet after chatting online. Don't want to say more as would inevitably give away plot best left discovered on sight.

Really like it. Good story, well written, very well acted by both main actors and solidly directed. Strongly recommend.


It's a Wonderful Life
First time I've seen it. Good story which gets its message across well. James Steward is solid in the lead role. I felt the ending was overly sentimental, but apart from that it was very good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on December 16, 2007, 11:08:52 am
overly sentimental my ass.  that's the only movie that i still cry through the last 15 minutes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on December 16, 2007, 11:15:07 am
overly sentimental my ass.  that's the only movie that i still cry through the last 15 minutes.

Good for you. Just giving my opinion.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 16, 2007, 02:03:26 pm
The Namesake, better than I thought.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JSojourner on December 17, 2007, 02:00:57 am
The Mist.  I am a sucker for horror movies. 

But if you count rental or on-demand movies, I just watched Princess Diaries with my seven year old for the eighty-fourth time.

It was a lot more fun when she was three and called it "Princess Diarrhea".


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 17, 2007, 02:13:38 am
The Incredibles again. I'm convinced this is the pinnacle of what Pixar can do. Amazing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on December 18, 2007, 10:06:46 am
Amélie

Original, innovative, quirky, funny and clever. The opening, in particular, I really liked. A charming piece of work which works really well. Excellent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on December 18, 2007, 10:55:56 am
21 Up America

Possibly the best i've seen in any 'episode' of any of the Up!s. There's an incredibly diverse range of genuinely interesting young people.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on December 22, 2007, 06:44:28 pm
Charlie Wilson's War

Excellent acting and story.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 22, 2007, 07:23:39 pm
Was it basically a comedy?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on December 22, 2007, 10:31:57 pm
Shrek 3


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 23, 2007, 01:02:48 am
National Treasure 2

No Nicholas Cage running scenes which was disappointing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on December 23, 2007, 01:07:03 am
Just got back from Sweeney Todd.

Classic Tim Burton movie.  Great show, if a bit gruesome.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 23, 2007, 03:22:10 am
Atonement- great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on December 23, 2007, 07:04:10 am
Casablanca
Outstanding. Rick and Louis are great characters with a wonderful interplay. Great story, very well done.

The Seven Year Itch
Monroe is excellent. A charming film with some good comedic moments.

Full Metal Jacket
Some powerful dark comedy, especially in the first half. Felt it drifted a bit in the second half - but still a very good and interesting piece of work.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on December 23, 2007, 03:42:18 pm
It's a Wonderful Life

I never realised how raunchy that film must have been for it's times. Despite it's 'raunchiness' it's still a classic film, gotta love Jimmy Stewart in it. The money's in Bill's house and it's in Fred's house. I can actually do a good impersonation of Stewart saying that.

National Treasure

I'm gearing up for the second one. I hope that's good, eventhough it was only rated about 2 and a half stars in the Sunday Herald Sun.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on December 23, 2007, 03:44:48 pm
The War Room
A really good documentary about Bill's 1992 campaign.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: David S on December 23, 2007, 08:23:18 pm
The Mist. Good movie based on a Stephen King short story.

They made the middle/end of the movie a lot more depressing than it actually was in the book.

Yeah, it was different than the book. I'm not sure I would say it was more or less depressing than the book. Definitely more depressing for the main character, but less depressing for the human race.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Reignman on December 23, 2007, 09:14:22 pm
Dewey Cox Story, which was good, duh.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on December 24, 2007, 08:02:32 pm
Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd


A beautifully tragic tale of a man who becomes consumed by seeking revenge, Sweeney Todd has become my favorite musical-to-film adaption. Tim Burton and company all excel in their respective parts and put together a film that should be remembered for years to come and looked to when other filmmakers adapt musicals.

Burton is not afraid to make cuts and changes to make Stephen Sondheim's original stage show (which already is available on DVD for those who are curious)  a more cinematic experience. Sondheim's stage show is somewhat of a dark comedy while Burton's film is just dark. Burton is also no afraid to show gore, as he's shown before, and doesn't just show massive amounts of blood but also shows corpses falling on their heads and a character being burned alive. One of my favorite parts of the film is the contrast between the beautiful music and the somewhat disturbing gore on screen.

Johnny Depp is nothing but awesome in his portrayal of Todd and shows why he's known as the "demon barber of Fleet Street" as he portrays a man who has completely lost his soul in search of revenge against those who have wronged him (which he discovers is the whole world). Depp downplays the role (compared to those on stage at least), which really adds to the element of a man who is haunted by his past, emotionally hollow and poisoned by revenge. He truly shines in the "Epiphany", "Johanna" reprise, and final sequences. While he isn't a professional singer, his voice isn't anything to complain about and he handles the material competently; his vocals actually remind me somewhat of David Bowie.

The rest of the cast is phenomenal as well, especially Sacha Baron Cohen who is quite frightening and shows that he isn't just Ali G or Borat and Alan Rickman is fantastic as always.

I definitely recommend this one and can't wait to see it again. Even though I know the story by heart, I couldn't help but find myself on the edge of my seat at certain scenes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gabu on December 24, 2007, 08:05:04 pm
Burton is not afraid to make cuts and changes to make Stephen Sondheim's original stage show (which already is available on DVD for those who are curious)  a more cinematic experience.

Be that as it may, I had actually seen the musical prior to seeing the movie and I was actually surprised how faithful it was.  I was expecting some form of artistic license to be taken and have bits and pieces of the story altered slightly, but surprisingly it was all essentially intact, from the beginning right up to the conclusion.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on December 24, 2007, 08:19:16 pm
Burton is not afraid to make cuts and changes to make Stephen Sondheim's original stage show (which already is available on DVD for those who are curious)  a more cinematic experience.

Be that as it may, I had actually seen the musical prior to seeing the movie and I was actually surprised how faithful it was.  I was expecting some form of artistic license to be taken and have bits and pieces of the story altered slightly, but surprisingly it was all essentially intact, from the beginning right up to the conclusion.

Oh, it's incredibly faithful but a good amount of material has been cut out, mainly the "Ballad of Sweeney Todd" scenes that serve somewhat as the Greek chorus and bookends of the show and a few scenes between Anthony and Johanna. They also cut a few bits out of the remaining songs for pacing reasons I suppose. Other minor sequences have been cut as well, mostly in the second half, but the story still remains intact and is stronger from these cuts. Still though, it is incredibly faithful and essentially intact, as you said.

The one thing I also find interesting about the story is that it's apparently supposed to be a allegory for the Industrial Revolution (which can be seen more in the original stage production which features a factory whistle every time Sweeney takes a victim). I suppose I can see where that allegory comes from; the class warfare element and the idea of humans being sacrificed for commercial purposes. There's even a line in one of the ballads from the original stage show that refers to Sweeney becoming more machine than man, dedicated to the job at hand (which just so happens to be killing people). This site discussing this element (and many others) here...
http://larryavisbrown.homestead.com/files/Sondheim/sweeneytodd.htm

I definitely recommend picking up the original stage production on DVD, if you don't own it...
http://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-Todd-Demon-Barber-Street/dp/B00005JL6V/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1198544878&sr=1-1


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on December 25, 2007, 06:44:18 am
This is England

What can I say, It was brilliant.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Mikado on December 25, 2007, 11:55:32 am
I saw Sweeney Todd Sunday and Charlie Wilson's War Monday.  Both excellent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 25, 2007, 02:26:56 pm
Mulholland Dr.

A very aesthetic and artsy thriller/horror, abeit one without a clear plot. What remains of the plot moves slowly at times and it is too long. I would say overrated, but the originality aspect was certainly intruiging.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on December 25, 2007, 02:37:16 pm
Ratatouille

A very funny movie with a good plot twist at the end. I liked it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 26, 2007, 05:18:07 am
Finally got around to seeing I am Legend. Very good genre flick and a really standout preformance by Will Smith.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: phk on December 26, 2007, 05:51:39 am
The Kite Runner


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 27, 2007, 12:07:54 am
The Roundhay Garden Scene

The movements do not look natural. The man in the forefront is walking around in a circle, and the woman behind him is twisting about. It presents a highly disjointed look and feel.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on December 27, 2007, 02:15:50 am
National Treasure: Book of Secrets

I thought this film was quite enjoyable and better than the original (in my mind). I must admit I was quite surprised so many big named actors were in the film, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Cage and Ed Harris ect. It got me thinking, does the President really have a book of secrets?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Cubby on December 28, 2007, 12:58:00 am
Atonement

Really good film. I liked Saorise Ronan and James McAvoy, Keira Knightley was okay but not as good as the other two. Is Briony a common British name?

I Remember Mama  (1948)

One of my all-time favorites. I highly recomend it, but there's not much demand for 40's nostalgia films today, especially among my age group.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Swing low, sweet chariot. Comin' for to carry me home. on December 28, 2007, 02:48:43 pm
Live Free or Die Hard

it was ok


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on December 28, 2007, 04:05:47 pm
Spirited Away

Nice, interesting story which seemed to me to be about greed and maturity. Reviews have been very favourable and so probably built my expectations too much, but still a good piece of work.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on December 28, 2007, 05:56:21 pm
I Am Legend, a good movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on December 28, 2007, 07:38:14 pm
Mulholland Dr.

A very aesthetic and artsy thriller/horror, abeit one without a clear plot. What remains of the plot moves slowly at times and it is too long. I would say overrated, but the originality aspect was certainly intruiging.

It does have a fairly clear plot. Ok, not exactly clear, but there is a story there (about the girl murdering her lesbian lover out of jealousy and then trying to run away from the fact by making up some fantasy).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 28, 2007, 11:00:50 pm
Mulholland Dr.

A very aesthetic and artsy thriller/horror, abeit one without a clear plot. What remains of the plot moves slowly at times and it is too long. I would say overrated, but the originality aspect was certainly intruiging.

It does have a fairly clear plot. Ok, not exactly clear, but there is a story there (about the girl murdering her lesbian lover out of jealousy and then trying to run away from the fact by making up some fantasy).

Source?

... Ah, I have just read an explanation on the internet that fits it together... for the most part.

I will confess that that particular twist was hard for me to see because I was more involved in the plotline and attracted to the characters in the 'dream' plot myself!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 28, 2007, 11:45:51 pm
That ending is the weakest part of the movie, they had a great movie going and a lame copout then.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 29, 2007, 01:09:22 am
The Incredibles

Finally saw it, and while it was entertaining, um... Nietzsche much? The film was almost disgustingly Nazi.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on December 29, 2007, 02:11:41 am
The Incredibles

Finally saw it, and while it was entertaining, um... Nietzsche much? The film was almost disgustingly Nazi.

???


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 29, 2007, 02:24:46 am
Yeah, that's as puzzling as Gully Foyle's interpretations of movies.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 29, 2007, 02:40:06 am
Well, the entire film is about how the unwashed masses are dragging down the great, how the great have to be mediocre to fit in. The message isn't that horrible, in that it's encouraging children to be exceptional and unique and everything, but the problem is that, in the movie, only people born as "Supers" can be super. The villain (I forgot his name), becomes super by working hard and being intelligent, but because he's not a Super by blood, he is cursed to a fate of mediocrity.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 29, 2007, 02:37:42 pm
Raging Bull

Pretty much what I expected. Best part? The movie's total focus on the portrayal of one man. Worst part? The movie's total focus on the portrayal of one (rather simple) man.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on December 29, 2007, 06:24:45 pm
Yeah, that's as puzzling as Gully Foyle's interpretations of movies.

Perhaps one day I should bore you to death on the significant of Pulp Fiction?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 29, 2007, 08:07:30 pm
Yeah, that's as puzzling as Gully Foyle's interpretations of movies.

Perhaps one day I should bore you to death on the significant of Pulp Fiction?

About how it's one of the greatest movies ever made, and the full depth of its complexity and brilliance? In that case yes.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on December 29, 2007, 08:16:27 pm
this vacation, I have rented and viewed...

Shawshank Redemption
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Brasco
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

think that's it.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is en queue, so to speak.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on December 29, 2007, 08:28:27 pm
Those top three are ACE.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on December 29, 2007, 08:58:25 pm
I finally saw 'Passion of the Christ', directed by Mel Gibson.   


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 29, 2007, 09:35:05 pm
Juno

Awesome.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on December 30, 2007, 02:06:58 pm
Halloween 2007: The Rob Zombie version

Liked: Doesn't try to replicate every line or the exact structure of the original.
Disliked: Another remake.
Thought was interesting: This movie focuses a lot more on Michael Myers, who in the original was really just a dark, shadowy instrument of terror. In this one he is actually the subject itself.
Kicker: This movie destroys the myth of the original.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on December 30, 2007, 05:46:55 pm
The Pursuit of Happyness

Very good movie; it even made me smile at the end.1 I don't think the part at the beginning where Reagan is talking about economics on TV was unintentional. Reaganomics=poor-hating.

1: I'm not very emotional; I didn't really care when a kid in my class died in 5th grade.2

2: Not in class, of course.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on December 31, 2007, 09:34:45 am
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Nowhere near as funny as I'd hoped. Very disappointed (as I seem to be increasingly with Bill Murray films of recent times).

Das Leben der Anderen
Simply outstanding.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on December 31, 2007, 12:40:08 pm
I was very impressed by The Lives of Others.

Charlie Wilson's War was pretty entertaining too, especially Hoffman.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JSojourner on December 31, 2007, 11:16:44 pm
Just finished watching Amazing Grace.

I liked it very much. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 01, 2008, 12:02:30 am
Just finished watching Amazing Grace.

I liked it very much. 

I thought it was interesting that the U.S. and Britain abolished the slave trade at about the same time, and the distinction between the slave trade and slavery itself. It also thought it was interesting that the British Isles are probably the area of Europe in which slavery had the least ability to take root. As early as the late 18th century separate rulings in England and Scotland declared slavery invalid on the Isles themselves, even before the trade was abolished in the Empire.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Јas on January 01, 2008, 12:31:12 pm
Panic Room

Good entertaining thriller from Fincher.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Mikado on January 01, 2008, 07:56:29 pm
Juno.

Two thumbs up.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on January 01, 2008, 09:13:51 pm
La Otra Conquista (http://www.amazon.com/Other-Conquest-Otra-Conquista/dp/B000UVV24M/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1199240009&sr=8-1).

I highly recommend it. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 02, 2008, 04:02:00 am
Bee Movie (2007)

I thought it was quite good. Good to see Jerry Seinfeld back in the business after a long stint out of it. There was alot of subtle humour in the film, which I found to be quite funny. Now I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing ???

No Country for Old Men (2007)

It was brilliant film, one of the best I have seen in a very long time. It was yet another great film by the Coen Brothers. Though it scared the living hell out of me, when Anton Chigurh (played by Javier Bardem) killed people. Some of his killings I could stand whilst there were some where I couldn't.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on January 03, 2008, 12:30:29 am
Charlie Wilson's War

Fantastic film. Politics, sex, booze, the Cold War all told from a nice liberal slant. My kind of movie :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 03, 2008, 12:48:07 am
Also just saw Charlie Wilson's War.

Great performances by all, but Phillip Seymour Hoffman stole the show. That guy needs a lot more roles like that.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 03, 2008, 04:29:53 am
Alexander (1955)

I will say this about the 1955 version of Alexander, it was better than the latest one with Colin Farrell as Alexander. I would rate it 2 stars out of 5 stars.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 12th Doctor on January 03, 2008, 04:34:01 am
Oliver Stone's Nixon

I have seen it many times, but it is one of my favorites.  I highly recommend it.  One of the greatest movies ever made.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 03, 2008, 04:36:54 am
Oliver Stone's Nixon

I have seen it many times, but it is one of my favorites.  I highly recommend it.  One of the greatest movies ever made.

One of Oliver Stone's finest works, in my mind anyway. Anthony Hopkins plays Richard Nixon very well though I think the stand out in Nixon was Joan Allen playing Pat Nixon. She should have gotten an Oscar for her performance.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on January 03, 2008, 05:30:06 am
It's a Wonderful Life

I never realised how raunchy that film must have been for it's times. Despite it's 'raunchiness' it's still a classic film, gotta love Jimmy Stewart in it. The money's in Bill's house and it's in Fred's house. I can actually do a good impersonation of Stewart saying that.

National Treasure

I'm gearing up for the second one. I hope that's good, eventhough it was only rated about 2 and a half stars in the Sunday Herald Sun.

You read the Hun?????

Anyway, number two is mindless but fun. It took me about 3 seconds to wor out the opening, which is meant to be mysterious, but oh well.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Hash on January 03, 2008, 10:10:44 am
Archangel, a BBC film based on the book of the same name (which I had read). very good film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 03, 2008, 04:16:52 pm
You read the Hun?????

I honestly hate it Hugh. You can blame my Dad for that. I myself prefer the Age. Afterall what did the Age have on it's front cover compared to the Herald Sun? The Iowa Caucuses, whilst the Herald had them ambushing David Hicks.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Bacon King on January 03, 2008, 05:06:05 pm
Last movie I saw was Walk Hard, which completely sucked. Just a few days before that, though, I saw Charlie Wilson's War, which was amazing, and I Am Legend, which was also pretty good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on January 10, 2008, 08:19:26 pm
Paprika

I'm absolutely f***ing gobsmacked by this movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on January 11, 2008, 12:20:53 pm
Saw Eastern Promises last night. Not terribly impressed, especially with how short it was, but is was very jarring to see stuff like child prostitution happening in London. Definitely a depressing movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 13, 2008, 12:37:36 am
Flying High II: The Sequel

Like the original Flying High it was a very funny film. But like many films that produce sequels you cannot beat the original.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on January 13, 2008, 01:32:30 am
There Will Be Blood

pretty phenomenal.  just a good story, expertly adapted and directed by Anderson, beautifully shot, and anchored with a great performance by Paul Dano and one for the ages by Daniel Day-Lewis.  possibly my new #1 for 2007.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 13, 2008, 01:41:47 am
Seeing There Will Be Blood is one of the first things I plan to do after moving to Minneapolis.

For me: Storytelling. I actually liked this one more than Happiness, which most people don't. The plot setup was kind of weird though, what's the point of two completely unrelated stories just back to back?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on January 13, 2008, 11:50:41 am
Bridges Of Madison County


wont be watching it again.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 13, 2008, 03:10:54 pm
The Dish (2000)

One of my all time favourite Australian films. It was written perfectly and to add a cherry on top, the people at Working Dog selected a bloody good cast.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 13, 2008, 03:14:52 pm
Also just saw Charlie Wilson's War.

Great performances by all, but Phillip Seymour Hoffman stole the show. That guy needs a lot more roles like that.

Having just saw it and yes, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I agree with you BRTD.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 17, 2008, 11:34:13 pm
There Will Be Blood.

Brilliant cinematography, two absolutely amazing performances from Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano, with incredible chemistry, and a soundtrack that fit the movie PERFECTLY. What more could you ask for?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on January 18, 2008, 06:43:56 am
Mulholland Dr.

A very aesthetic and artsy thriller/horror, abeit one without a clear plot. What remains of the plot moves slowly at times and it is too long. I would say overrated, but the originality aspect was certainly intruiging.

It does have a fairly clear plot. Ok, not exactly clear, but there is a story there (about the girl murdering her lesbian lover out of jealousy and then trying to run away from the fact by making up some fantasy).

Source?

... Ah, I have just read an explanation on the internet that fits it together... for the most part.

I will confess that that particular twist was hard for me to see because I was more involved in the plotline and attracted to the characters in the 'dream' plot myself!

I was actually quite proud of "getting" that plot. I'm usually not super-great with these things and most Lynch movies are completely incomprehensible (like Inland Empire) but this one I actually had pretty much in the bag at the end of it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on January 18, 2008, 06:47:32 am
Seeing There Will Be Blood is one of the first things I plan to do after moving to Minneapolis.

For me: Storytelling. I actually liked this one more than Happiness, which most people don't. The plot setup was kind of weird though, what's the point of two completely unrelated stories just back to back?

Storytelling and Happiness are about equal to me. My favourite part of the first is when the jewish mom calls them all Holocaust survivors. In the second I've seldom laughed so hard like when the fat woman says "I'm a very passionate woman" while gulping down a huge pile of ice-cream and telling how she's killed and cut up some guy.

And of course, one cannot beat the exchange
"I'm not laughing AT you, I'm laughing WITH you"
"...but I'm not laughing"

Oh, and There Will Be Blood is a movie I'm really excited about.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on January 18, 2008, 12:34:38 pm
The Simpsons Movie

I'd been meaning to watch this for a while. It was very stupid (in a funny way). Itchy/Hillary '08!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 18, 2008, 04:33:47 pm
No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem > You.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on January 18, 2008, 04:36:10 pm
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Pretty good, I preferred it to the first one, altough it was not much better.

The Simpsons Movie

I'd been meaning to watch this for a while. It was very stupid (in a funny way). Itchy/Hillary '08!

I LOVE that movie.  It was the funniest film I had ever seen, I saw it three times the first day it came out.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on January 18, 2008, 04:38:05 pm
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Pretty good, I preferred it to the first one, altough it was not much better.

The Simpsons Movie

I'd been meaning to watch this for a while. It was very stupid (in a funny way). Itchy/Hillary '08!

I LOVE that movie.  It was the funniest film I had ever seen, I saw it three times the first day it came out.

You stayed in the theater for 6 hours?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on January 18, 2008, 04:41:56 pm
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Pretty good, I preferred it to the first one, altough it was not much better.

The Simpsons Movie

I'd been meaning to watch this for a while. It was very stupid (in a funny way). Itchy/Hillary '08!

I LOVE that movie.  It was the funniest film I had ever seen, I saw it three times the first day it came out.

You stayed in the theater for 6 hours?

Nah, different times, and I saw it at two different places.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on January 18, 2008, 04:43:25 pm
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Pretty good, I preferred it to the first one, altough it was not much better.

The Simpsons Movie

I'd been meaning to watch this for a while. It was very stupid (in a funny way). Itchy/Hillary '08!

I LOVE that movie.  It was the funniest film I had ever seen, I saw it three times the first day it came out.

You stayed in the theater for 6 hours?

Nah, different times, and I saw it at two different places.

So you had to pay for it twice?

[points finger at you]

:D


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on January 18, 2008, 05:24:42 pm
To Catch a Thief

Classic Hitchcock.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on January 18, 2008, 05:48:39 pm
I just saw Juno at the theater this Wednesday.  I'd been meaning to see it for a couple weeks now, and this was the first time the show wasn't sold out.

It was better than I expected.  And Jason Bateman made me feel really, really, really uncomfortable.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 18, 2008, 05:55:41 pm
No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem > You.

That was a brilliant film. I wouldn't mind seeing that film again.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Boris on January 19, 2008, 12:15:27 am
Cloverfield

holy sh**t, that was intense.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 19, 2008, 12:54:34 am
No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem > You.

What? That's exactly the type of movie you'd rail against. The epitome of nihilistic violence.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 19, 2008, 12:55:08 am
Cloverfield

holy sh**t, that was intense.

What'd the monster look like?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: 2,868,691 on January 19, 2008, 12:57:07 am
Cloverfield

holy sh**t, that was intense.

What'd the monster look like?

Kinda reptilian.


GO SEE CLOVERFIELD.  IT'S CRAZY, IT'S INTENSE, BUT IT'S GOOD.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 19, 2008, 07:00:38 am
No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem > You.

What? That's exactly the type of movie you'd rail against. The epitome of nihilistic violence.

Uh.. No.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JSojourner on January 19, 2008, 05:05:07 pm
Thanks for the Cloverfield recommendations.

I absolutely LOVE horror movies.  Can't get anyone to go with me, though!  The wife went with me to see The Mist (or whatever it was called) but that was because it was my birthday. 


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 19, 2008, 05:09:17 pm
No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem > You.

What? That's exactly the type of movie you'd rail against. The epitome of nihilistic violence.

Uh.. No.

Then what the hell was it? I didn't see it as much different from Sin City or whatever.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on January 19, 2008, 05:32:50 pm
No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem > You.

What? That's exactly the type of movie you'd rail against. The epitome of nihilistic violence.

Uh.. No.

Then what the hell was it? I didn't see it as much different from Sin City or whatever.

The difference is that No Country... is an actual film, while Sin City is not.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 19, 2008, 05:39:33 pm
No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem > You.

What? That's exactly the type of movie you'd rail against. The epitome of nihilistic violence.

Uh.. No.

Then what the hell was it? I didn't see it as much different from Sin City or whatever.

Then you must have been watching a different film with the same name. (or maybe not, I might just have a dislike of hip comic book nihilism, which I don't think No country was. I never felt it was celebrating its characters - plus Anton Chigurh was too much of an ubermensch to be a true Nihilist anyway.) Oh and what Andrew said.

Anyway as I am on a Coens Binge I finally got around to seeing Fargo after it being on my "to watch" list for years and years. Not quite the masterpiece some people claim it is - I think imo that No country... is better and goes too much on the whole "OMG MINNESOTA ACCENTS LOL!111" approach. Memorable enough ending with the woodchipper and all, though the whole tone of the film seemed to shift uneasily in the last 20mins though it did too in No Country aswell. It is not a bad film, but it is far from my favourite Coens (that is a battle between O Brother..., Blood Simple and o\c The Big Lebowski)  never mind being one of the best of the 90s as the critics maintain


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 19, 2008, 05:52:34 pm
The whole point of NCFOM (and if you haven't seen it yet and don't want to read any spoilers don't read any further) isn't about the drug money or even Chigurgh but rather Tommy Lee Jones's character deciding to retire. The story is his basically just his view of the incident that finally did it, he doesn't play a huge role in the actual story but that's not really the point. After viewing the true evil in Chigurgh he comes to the conclusion that the world has developed so far into evil and wickedness that it's not worth fighting for anymore, basically what the title means (No World For Old Men would probably be more accurate though I understand it's taken from a poem or something). That sounds like a nihilistic viewpoint to me. Oh and it's violent and bloody. Just not as cartoonish as Sin City.

You know a paper comparing the meaning of the endings of NCFOM and Se7en would be something really interesting to write for a film class or something. Similar themes but completely different conclusions (and endings too in the characters in question, Tommy Lee Jones in NCFOM and Morgan Freeman in Se7en)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 19, 2008, 06:10:29 pm
The Title is taken from W.B Yeats poem Sailing to Byzantium.

Quote
The whole point of NCFOM (and if you haven't seen it yet and don't want to read any spoilers don't read any further) isn't about the drug money or even Chigurgh but rather Tommy Lee Jones's character deciding to retire. The story is his basically just his view of the incident that finally did it, he doesn't play a huge role in the actual story but that's not really the point. After viewing the true evil in Chigurgh he comes to the conclusion that the world has developed so far into evil and wickedness that it's not worth fighting for anymore, basically what the title means

Ah exactly (Though it must be said I preferred the bits with Moss\Chigurh than with Jones' annoying pseudo-philosophizing..) the film does not celebrate nihilism nor does it overbear it (In seemed it Se7en for every few minutes there is someone - usually the Morgan Friedman character - going on about how corrupt the world is.) and the Lee Jones character is not a nihilist but rather regrets what he sees as its coming (or is it..? That's what the scene at the end with his grandfather(?) was all about..)

I suspect that Cormac McCarthy is a strong moralist; but not neccesarily in the "conservative" way (which is what I bracket myself.

You also should perhaps understand that often with films the intellectualizing comes later, my gut reaction being the most important. And my gut told me "NCFOM" is rather good, though is let down in parts and that Sin City was the worst type of Nihilistic dreck.

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That sounds like a nihilistic viewpoint to me. Oh and it's violent and bloody. Just not as cartoonish as Sin City.

It is semi-Cartoonish I think, Chigurh is obviously such an embodiment of evil (especially with his ridiculous oxygen tank-like weapon) that is impossible to take all his action seriously. Remember the scene where he blew up the car. Chigurh is just the ultimate egoist, a metaphor really.

In the Sin City there was no point other than showing some cool graphics to a bunch of unfortunate nerds with nice close-ups with the sex and violence while a character in the background tells us that it is 'bad' and the world is 'rotten'.

Quote
You know a paper comparing the meaning of the endings of NCFOM and Se7en would be something really interesting to write for a film class or something. Similar themes but completely different conclusions (and endings too in the characters in question, Tommy Lee Jones in NCFOM and Morgan Freeman in Se7en)

Agree. Though I don't think Se7en is an awful film; just overrated. And I don't think NCFOM is a great film, just pretty good better than most around recently (it is imaginative for one thing... something neither Se7en or Sin City were imo.)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 20, 2008, 01:49:27 am
Lars and the Real Girl.

Very funny poignant movie. It was actually surprisingly clean, considering the basic plot. This could've probably have been PG if it weren't for the whole fact it's about a sex doll in the first place.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on January 20, 2008, 02:39:09 pm
American History X


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 20, 2008, 05:04:46 pm
The Naked Gun (1988) & Borat (2006)

Two of the funniest films I have ever seen in my life.



Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on January 20, 2008, 05:06:25 pm
The Naked Gun (1988) & Borat (2006)

Two of the funniest films I have ever seen in my life.



Same here


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on January 20, 2008, 05:07:04 pm
The Naked Gun (1988) & Borat (2006)

Two of the funniest films I have ever seen in my life.



Same here

Haven't watched either, but my friends say the latter is hilarious.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: jokerman on January 20, 2008, 11:52:55 pm
Deliverance

Powerful movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 21, 2008, 12:17:56 am
Not a movie, but the AFI recently released its latest top 100 movies. The huge number of changes just hurts its credibility, IMO. I guess there's never much consensus on what's considered the best movie, but when you have a well-known film like Vertigo (1958) jumping 50 places into the top ten, it kind of emphasizes how much the list is the product of a particular set of industry insiders at a particular moment in time. On the other hand, there's honesty to admitting that the critical community can change its mind profoundly, and I admire and respect that.

Raging Bull jumped 20 places to #4, which is absurd.
The Searchers (1956) jumped 84 places into the top 10, with growing recognition of its influence; but that's more of an artifact of 2007, IMO, than the film itself.
Birth of a Nation was removed from the list and replaced with Intolerance. Give me a f-cking break. Does the Godfather being at #2 mean an endorsement of the mafia? Then why would Birth of Nation be removed from the list? David Wark Griffith may or may not have been a racist, (see Intolerance and Broken Blossoms) but the industry should acknowledge the truth about its formative milestones- as Susan Faludi points out in The Terror Dream, Birth may have been simply tapping into the western/John-Wayne narrative on grand scale.

Edit:
I do like how they acknowledge that LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring was the most significant of the LOTR movies. It established the basic premises not only for the plot and themes of the next two films but the very notion of such an open-ended trilogy (the Star Wars trilogy, for example, ended with the blowing up of the Death Star, not the heroes journeying off into uncertainty) after a three-hour feature. It took a big risk and basically established the success of the entire trilogy.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Mikado on January 21, 2008, 01:03:30 am
Atonement.  Had no clue what it was about before going in.  Beautiful film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 21, 2008, 02:09:29 am
What the hell is the big deal with Atonement? Looks like a chick flick to me. I'd rather go to 27 Dresses than that, at least it might be funny.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 21, 2008, 02:11:12 am
Not a movie, but the AFI recently released its latest top 100 movies. The huge number of changes just hurts its credibility, IMO. I guess there's never much consensus on what's considered the best movie, but when you have a well-known film like Vertigo (1958) jumping 50 places into the top ten, it kind of emphasizes how much the list is the product of a particular set of industry insiders at a particular moment in time. On the other hand, there's honesty to admitting that the critical community can change its mind profoundly, and I admire and respect that.

Raging Bull jumped 20 places to #4, which is absurd.
The Searchers (1956) jumped 84 places into the top 10, with growing recognition of its influence; but that's more of an artifact of 2007, IMO, than the film itself.
Birth of a Nation was removed from the list and replaced with Intolerance. Give me a f-cking break. Does the Godfather being at #2 mean an endorsement of the mafia? Then why would Birth of Nation be removed from the list? David Wark Griffith may or may not have been a racist, (see Intolerance and Broken Blossoms) but the industry should acknowledge the truth about its formative milestones- as Susan Faludi points out in The Terror Dream, Birth may have been simply tapping into the western/John-Wayne narrative on grand scale.

Edit:
I do like how they acknowledge that LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring was the most significant of the LOTR movies. It established the basic premises not only for the plot and themes of the next two films but the very notion of such an open-ended trilogy (the Star Wars trilogy, for example, ended with the blowing up of the Death Star, not the heroes journeying off into uncertainty) after a three-hour feature. It took a big risk and basically established the success of the entire trilogy.

Raging Bull at #4 is f**king ridiculous, no question.

Also ridiculous: Doctor Zhivago is off.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 21, 2008, 04:08:21 am
Nixon (1995)

It was a brilliant film. Oliver Stone selected such a great cast and filmed it with a touch of class. The only problem I had with the film was it's entirety. It went for TOO long. But that's Oliver Stone for you ;).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 21, 2008, 02:19:53 pm
Quote
Raging Bull at #4 is f**king ridiculous, no question.

Also ridiculous: Doctor Zhivago is off.

The Original AFI List was such a joke I can't imagine people care that much. The real purpose in this exercise is imo to expunge the memory of that awful list (Forrest Gump but no Blade Runner... lol)

EDIT: Having looked at it via wikipedia I claim that the new list is an even bigger joke. Getting rid of The Manchurian Candidate and The Third Man (even if I do think it's a little overrated) for the likes of Spartacus, The Sixth Sense, A Night at the Opera, All The President's Men, Lord of the Rings and most unbelievably of all Titanic!!!. (And still keep Forrest Gump

Okay they added in Blade Runner, but where's Paths of Glory, Kiss Me Deadly, Rebecca, Days of Heaven At least one Movie by Lynch and Cronenberg, Once Upon a time in the West or Once Upon a time in America - if either of the latter two count, to give more deserving examples.

In short, AFI list = Pseudo-Populist humbug for the Pseudo-sophiscated crowd.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Mikado on January 21, 2008, 05:21:50 pm
Quote
Raging Bull at #4 is f**king ridiculous, no question.

Also ridiculous: Doctor Zhivago is off.

The Original AFI List was such a joke I can't imagine people care that much. The real purpose in this exercise is imo to expunge the memory of that awful list (Forrest Gump but no Blade Runner... lol)

EDIT: Having looked at it via wikipedia I claim that the new list is an even bigger joke. Getting rid of The Manchurian Candidate and The Third Man (even if I do think it's a little overrated) for the likes of Spartacus, The Sixth Sense, A Night at the Opera, All The President's Men, Lord of the Rings and most unbelievably of all Titanic!!!. (And still keep Forrest Gump

Okay they added in Blade Runner, but where's Paths of Glory, Kiss Me Deadly, Rebecca, Days of Heaven At least one Movie by Lynch and Cronenberg, Once Upon a time in the West or Once Upon a time in America - if either of the latter two count, to give more deserving examples.

In short, AFI list = Pseudo-Populist humbug for the Pseudo-sophiscated crowd.

Hey, I liked Spartacus.  But, yeah...Dr. Zhivago was unbelievable, and should be reinstated posthaste.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Mikado on January 21, 2008, 05:26:00 pm
What the hell is the big deal with Atonement? Looks like a chick flick to me. I'd rather go to 27 Dresses than that, at least it might be funny.

Atonement is both A. a chick flick, and B. not a comedy.  Really, really not a comedy (though there are a few funny moments in it).  Without giving too much away, it's about a girl who had her sister's boyfriend arrested and shipped off to war under false pretenses coming to terms with what she did.  So, yeah, you probably wouldn't like it.

It's a great movie.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 21, 2008, 06:06:17 pm
Cloverfield
Really good, and the handheld-camcorder thing worked really well. My only criticism would be that there were plenty of questions left unanswered.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on January 21, 2008, 06:44:51 pm
Juno was pretty disappointing.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: David S on January 21, 2008, 07:07:42 pm
Legend

It was disappointing. I liked other Sci Fi flicks starring Will Smith, but not this one.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 21, 2008, 09:23:18 pm
Legend

It was disappointing. I liked other Sci Fi flicks starring Will Smith, but not this one.

I just saw that today myself. One of the most boring films I have ever seen. It went nowhere. Thank God I saw it on a counterfeited DVD otherwise I would have wasted 20 bucks.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Frodo on January 21, 2008, 09:49:45 pm
'There Will be Blood (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?node=cityguide/profile&id=1139949&categories=Movies&nm=1)' -it was a good movie, although I am still trying to make sense of it....   :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 22, 2008, 02:47:58 am
I saw City of God again with my roommates and some of their visiting friends, and I liked it a lot more than I did last time.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on January 22, 2008, 05:01:05 am
The whole point of NCFOM (and if you haven't seen it yet and don't want to read any spoilers don't read any further) isn't about the drug money or even Chigurgh but rather Tommy Lee Jones's character deciding to retire. The story is his basically just his view of the incident that finally did it, he doesn't play a huge role in the actual story but that's not really the point. After viewing the true evil in Chigurgh he comes to the conclusion that the world has developed so far into evil and wickedness that it's not worth fighting for anymore, basically what the title means (No World For Old Men would probably be more accurate though I understand it's taken from a poem or something). That sounds like a nihilistic viewpoint to me. Oh and it's violent and bloody. Just not as cartoonish as Sin City.

You know a paper comparing the meaning of the endings of NCFOM and Se7en would be something really interesting to write for a film class or something. Similar themes but completely different conclusions (and endings too in the characters in question, Tommy Lee Jones in NCFOM and Morgan Freeman in Se7en)

It doesn't glorify violence and it also doesn't agree with the violent characters.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on January 22, 2008, 05:04:46 am
What the hell is the big deal with Atonement? Looks like a chick flick to me. I'd rather go to 27 Dresses than that, at least it might be funny.

Atonement is both A. a chick flick, and B. not a comedy.  Really, really not a comedy (though there are a few funny moments in it).  Without giving too much away, it's about a girl who had her sister's boyfriend arrested and shipped off to war under false pretenses coming to terms with what she did.  So, yeah, you probably wouldn't like it.

It's a great movie.

I also really liked Atonement.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 22, 2008, 12:51:09 pm
The whole point of NCFOM (and if you haven't seen it yet and don't want to read any spoilers don't read any further) isn't about the drug money or even Chigurgh but rather Tommy Lee Jones's character deciding to retire. The story is his basically just his view of the incident that finally did it, he doesn't play a huge role in the actual story but that's not really the point. After viewing the true evil in Chigurgh he comes to the conclusion that the world has developed so far into evil and wickedness that it's not worth fighting for anymore, basically what the title means (No World For Old Men would probably be more accurate though I understand it's taken from a poem or something). That sounds like a nihilistic viewpoint to me. Oh and it's violent and bloody. Just not as cartoonish as Sin City.

You know a paper comparing the meaning of the endings of NCFOM and Se7en would be something really interesting to write for a film class or something. Similar themes but completely different conclusions (and endings too in the characters in question, Tommy Lee Jones in NCFOM and Morgan Freeman in Se7en)

It doesn't glorify violence and it also doesn't agree with the violent characters.

Man you and Gully are really just whiny Joe Lieberman-clones.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: © tweed on January 22, 2008, 01:05:10 pm
Taxi Driver, slightly overrated, but very good


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 22, 2008, 11:28:16 pm
No Country doesn't quite glorify violence in the traditional sense. Pain and suffering are not glossed over. Deaths are portrayed individually (for the most part) and happen to characters you care about. There is no larger purpose that the audience can rally around to justify the violence. So in that sense its a very realistic portrayal of violence.

On the other hand I can see where BRTD is coming from. The coolest thing about this movie is watching Chigurgh kill people and waiting to see if he does or does not. The coolest character in this movie is Chigurgh as well. He gets the best lines. Watching violence or anticipation of violence is just about the only reason someone would go to see this, and it is billed after all as entertainment. In some sense the realism only makes it more direct, to throw it even more in your face the following: We made this movie so you could watch this violence and enjoy it as an artistic masterpiece. So yes, in a way it is a very profound glorification of violence, more than perhaps any other film.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on January 23, 2008, 01:37:02 am
Cloverfield

is alright.  good idea that is well executed bogged down by a crummy script and so-so performances.  entertaining though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 23, 2008, 10:07:19 am
The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

It's pretty good - could have needed a better explanation of the characters earlier on; plus a bit of editing during the middle.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Gustaf on January 23, 2008, 12:06:28 pm
The whole point of NCFOM (and if you haven't seen it yet and don't want to read any spoilers don't read any further) isn't about the drug money or even Chigurgh but rather Tommy Lee Jones's character deciding to retire. The story is his basically just his view of the incident that finally did it, he doesn't play a huge role in the actual story but that's not really the point. After viewing the true evil in Chigurgh he comes to the conclusion that the world has developed so far into evil and wickedness that it's not worth fighting for anymore, basically what the title means (No World For Old Men would probably be more accurate though I understand it's taken from a poem or something). That sounds like a nihilistic viewpoint to me. Oh and it's violent and bloody. Just not as cartoonish as Sin City.

You know a paper comparing the meaning of the endings of NCFOM and Se7en would be something really interesting to write for a film class or something. Similar themes but completely different conclusions (and endings too in the characters in question, Tommy Lee Jones in NCFOM and Morgan Freeman in Se7en)

It doesn't glorify violence and it also doesn't agree with the violent characters.

Man you and Gully are really just whiny Joe Lieberman-clones.

Eh...if you're "accusing" me of wanting to prohibit violence in movies, you may want to know that I don't.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 23, 2008, 03:03:05 pm
No but you whine about it similar to Lieberman. Actually Ralph Nader is probably a better comparison.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on January 23, 2008, 09:00:00 pm
I've watched a few classics from my VHS movie collection, and I highly recommend all of these:

What I watched Saturday:

Escape from New York (1981)
In the future of 1997, a condemned criminal and former war hero (KURT RUSSELL) is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President of the United States (DONALD PLEASENCE) from the walled prison island of Manhattan after a terrorist brings down the President's plane in this futuristic adventure.


Escape from L.A. (1996)
In the year 2000, an earthquake separates Los Angeles from the mainland. In the New Moral America, all citizens not conforming to the new laws are deported to L.A., now a penal colony. In 2013, The President's daughter has stolen a doomsday device and has fled to L.A. It's up to Snake Plissken (KURT RUSSELL) to find the President's daughter and retrieve the doomsday device before its too late.


What I watched Sunday:

Susan's Plan (1998)
Susan (NASTASSJA KINSKI) wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead. Her boyfriend (Billy Zane) hires two dim-witted hitmen (MICHAEL BIEHN, ROB SCHNEIDER) to do the deed. But when the plan fails, hilarity ensues in this John Landis comedy also starring Dan Aykroyd and Lara Flynn Boyle.


What I watched Monday:

Seven (1995)
Police drama about two cops, one new (BRAD PITT) and one about to retire (MORGAN FREEMAN), after a serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his guide of murder.


Cop (1988)
Lloyd Hopkins (JAMES WOODS), plays a hard-boiled American police detective is on the trail of a mass murderer who is victimizing women in Los Angeles.


What I watched Tuesday:

Commando (1985)
A retired elite commando (ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER) has only a few hours to find and rescue his daughter from an exiled dictator.


What I am watching so far tonight:

Novocaine (2001)
Dr. Frank Sangster (STEVE MARTIN) is a straight-laced dentist who because of one innocent lie, finds his tidy, prosperous life transformed into a comic quagmire of illicit sex, illegal drugs and inexplicable murder in this brilliantly offbeat, bitingly comedic film!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 23, 2008, 10:50:50 pm
I've watched a few classics from my VHS movie collection, and I highly recommend all of these:

What I watched Saturday:

Escape from New York (1981)
In the future of 1997, a condemned criminal and former war hero (KURT RUSSELL) is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President of the United States (DONALD PLEASENCE) from the walled prison island of Manhattan after a terrorist brings down the President's plane in this futuristic adventure.

The beginning of this thing with the airplane flying into a skyscraper in lower manhattan was pretty creepy.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on January 23, 2008, 11:05:14 pm
I've watched a few classics from my VHS movie collection, and I highly recommend all of these:

What I watched Saturday:

Escape from New York (1981)
In the future of 1997, a condemned criminal and former war hero (KURT RUSSELL) is offered his freedom if he can rescue the President of the United States (DONALD PLEASENCE) from the walled prison island of Manhattan after a terrorist brings down the President's plane in this futuristic adventure.

The beginning of this thing with the airplane flying into a skyscraper in lower manhattan was pretty creepy.

Yep. The terrorist crashed the plane near the Twin Towers...not into them though. However, Kurt Russell's character then needs to land a glider on top of the World Trade Center. It's sad to think that 20 years after this movie....


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on January 24, 2008, 12:34:47 pm
ew, james bond movie makes first misstep with its title: "Quantum of Solace"

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/24/movies.bondfilm.ap/index.html


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on January 24, 2008, 01:13:47 pm
ew, james bond movie makes first misstep with its title: "Quantum of Solace"

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/24/movies.bondfilm.ap/index.html

It's a great title from an Ian Fleming short story. "Quantum of Solace" pretty much means one having a certain degree of comfort, which connects to Bond's emotional state and closure after his relationship with Vesper.

It's no more odd than "Thunderball" or "Octopussy" or longwinded as "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" or "The World is Not Enough."

It doesn't matter much anyway; most people will just call it "the new Bond movie."


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Beet on January 24, 2008, 10:14:07 pm
Recently began to watch Ken Burns's The War. I like Ken Burns, and in this series he focuses on how things changed for four families from different parts of the country. It kind of reminded me of Flags of Our Fathers


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 24, 2008, 11:42:44 pm
Into The Wild.

A lot better than I expected. I only went to it because I figured it'd be a good and cheap (it was only $3) way to kill 2 1/2 hours. Incredible story and cinematography, the dialogue a little cheesy at times (especially the narration by Chris's sister), but on a whole stunning and moving.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on January 25, 2008, 12:40:05 am
Lust, Caution - very intense, Ang Lee doing what he does best.
Sweeney Todd - really good, The ending was a tad too abrupt for me.

Going to a preivew of There Will Be Blood tonight.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 25, 2008, 12:44:16 am
Lust, Caution - very intense, Ang Lee doing what he does best.
Sweeney Todd - really good, The ending was a tad too abrupt for me.

Going to a preivew of There Will Be Blood tonight.

I don't know what to tell you to expect except pure awesomeness.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on January 25, 2008, 01:01:24 am
Lust, Caution - very intense, Ang Lee doing what he does best.
Sweeney Todd - really good, The ending was a tad too abrupt for me.

Going to a preivew of There Will Be Blood tonight.

I don't know what to tell you to expect except pure awesomeness.

Excellent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on January 26, 2008, 03:45:43 pm
Atonement

Not terribly impressive, but moving throughout, fairly well acted besides Knightley (who is atrocious), and humorous in the beginning. Tad long too, but my patience tends to be stretched during dramas.

And Knightley should never be allowed to dive into water in underwear again. Or at least not until she grows breasts and stops with the eating disorder.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on January 26, 2008, 11:12:47 pm
Into The Wild.

A lot better than I expected. I only went to it because I figured it'd be a good and cheap (it was only $3) way to kill 2 1/2 hours. Incredible story and cinematography, the dialogue a little cheesy at times (especially the narration by Chris's sister), but on a whole stunning and moving.

3rd best movie of the year! maybe 2nd.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on January 26, 2008, 11:16:53 pm
Meet the Spartans

Not a great movie, but not nearly as bad as a lot of people thought it would be.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 27, 2008, 01:55:41 am
Rambo.

Now it was badass. The only problem was it was a bit too short, but man, it was badass for the time it lasted.

I also saw a trailer for a movie called "Midnight Meat Train". Audience reaction was priceless.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: afleitch on January 27, 2008, 11:01:34 am

Sweeney Todd - really good, The ending was a tad too abrupt for me.


I also enjoyed it, started off slow and then sped up and came to an abrupt halt. Looking back I think the ending was actually appropriate.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on January 27, 2008, 11:10:45 am
There Will Be Blood

Excellent.  One of the best I've seen in a long time.

Totally agreed.


Sweeney Todd - really good, The ending was a tad too abrupt for me.


I also enjoyed it, started off slow and then sped up and came to an abrupt halt. Looking back I think the ending was actually appropriate.

Again, I agree.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on January 27, 2008, 11:37:40 am

Sweeney Todd - really good, The ending was a tad too abrupt for me.


I also enjoyed it, started off slow and then sped up and came to an abrupt halt. Looking back I think the ending was actually appropriate.

Yes.

And that is the last film I've seen.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 27, 2008, 03:24:36 pm
There Will be Blood

[some spoilers below, maybe]
I really hated it. Maybe someone here can persuade me, because I really wanted to love it, but I just found it so incoherent and messy. The movie sets up the story for 2 hours, then skips the middle, and abruptly jumps to an ending that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I thought Day-Lewis was very good, but even his performance couldn't make the film interesting for me. It felt like a bunch of set pieces, intended to show off early 20th-century California, stringed together. None of the characters were particularly likable, and there was never a central conflict to the story. He suddenly becomes a crazed alcoholic at the end with little explanation, and then he kills Eli again with little explanation. Also casting Paul and Eli as the same character was stupid and just confused me (and everyone else I was watching with).


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Hash on January 27, 2008, 08:36:04 pm
Juno. Good film


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on January 28, 2008, 10:57:01 pm
There Will Be Blood

Amazing example of an actor diving into a character and producing a great preformance (on both Eli's/Paul's and Daniel's case. Also a nice example of what alcoholism does to you over time. Notice that he drank heavily from the beginning of the movie and just went completely down hill. Not the best movie of the year, but if Daniel Day-Lewis does not win Best Actor the Academy Awards will have lost all meaning.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 28, 2008, 10:59:42 pm
True Romance.

Would've been at least twice as good if Tarantino had actually directed it. But it did have plenty of cool parts and the final shootout alone was worth it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on January 28, 2008, 11:04:02 pm
BTW, There Will Be Blood's final scene has to be in my top 3 final scenes of all time. The other two being Pulp Fiction and The Departed.

If you expand it beyond movies though the hands down #1 winner is the Cowboy Bebop finale.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on January 29, 2008, 02:10:06 am
Flying High (1980)

One of the all time classics. So many good one liners. Timmy have you ever seen a grown man naked before? Surely you can fly this plane, and please don't call me Shirley.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on January 29, 2008, 02:42:56 am
True Romance.

Would've been at least twice as good if Tarantino had actually directed it. But it did have plenty of cool parts and the final shootout alone was worth it.

I saw that movie in early 2005...and it was excellent. Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken had a classic scene.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 01, 2008, 02:13:17 am
Gone Baby Gone.

Very well done film. The ending situation was also an interesting question.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on February 01, 2008, 11:20:25 pm
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

A very good political film. Who better to direct it than Mike Nichols, the man that brought us Primary Colors and the man the brought us the screenplay Aaron Sorkin. If only they'd granted Wilson a million bucks to build schools in Afghanistan.....

BTW: I thought Phillip Seymour Hoffman was excellent in the film. A damn fine actor he is too.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 02, 2008, 03:22:19 am
Tomorrow I plan on going to Before The Devil Knows You're Dead which is playing at a budget theater. I'll be interested in seeing how Hoffman is in that. Oh, and Marisa Tomei's tits :)


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 02, 2008, 06:20:49 am
Before the Devil knows you're dead.

Excellent. Its like everything the realist-heist movie (if that's not an oxymoron..) should be.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on February 02, 2008, 01:34:41 pm
Match Point

Wow. I missed this first go around when my theater had it at the spring film festival, but I'm glad I finally got to see it. Incredibly well acted, filled with suspense, Scarlett Johannsen, well done plot. What more could you want.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 03, 2008, 01:41:44 am
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead.

Leave the non-linear stuff to Tarantino, because just about anyone else can't do it right. Aside fro that, very good, and nice gratuitous nudity.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on February 03, 2008, 02:13:48 am
Match Point

Wow. I missed this first go around when my theater had it at the spring film festival, but I'm glad I finally got to see it. Incredibly well acted, filled with suspense, Scarlett Johannsen, well done plot. What more could you want.

Doesn't Scarlett get down to her undies in that?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Jake on February 03, 2008, 11:12:11 pm
There's sex. No nudity. I honestly can't remember what they do show.

And I saw The Bucket List Friday night. Not terrible.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Michael Z on February 04, 2008, 05:06:48 pm
CSA - Confederate States of America

It's a mockumentary. Interesting how the United States enters into a Cold War with Canada, which definitely is portrayed as the more advanced of the two countries in the film (much of what is African-American influenced American culture becomes Canadian, etc.).

Yeah, I was just watching it a few days ago as well. Quite disturbing viewing, but then it's meant to be.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 04, 2008, 05:52:22 pm
Sheesh, I haven't been to a cinema in almost half a year. There are some movies coming up I want to catch though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 09, 2008, 02:32:33 pm
Network

Excellent.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Special K on February 09, 2008, 02:40:09 pm
The Manchurian Candidate, the newest one.  It wasn't that bad.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on February 09, 2008, 02:42:12 pm
Meatballs 4.

Latenight movie, and absolutely awful. Truly abysmal.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: perdedor on February 09, 2008, 06:49:21 pm
I saw Cloverfield in the theatres a couple of weeks ago. It was like Blair Witch Project meets Godzilla. Bleh.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on February 09, 2008, 07:02:56 pm
Best Seller (1987) with James Woods, and Brian Dennehy. A good cop-killer thriller of the classic late 80s period of action/thriller.

TRAILER FOR BEST SELLER HERE: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jWKyXlgcYoA


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: AkSaber on February 10, 2008, 05:15:28 am
The Kingdom and Black Hawk Down

Really liked both films.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: riceowl on February 11, 2008, 11:26:06 pm
Teeth

Just plain hilarious and uncomfortable.  "It's true!! VAGINA DENTATAAAA!!!" is one of the best lines ever.  I really never will get anywhere near one of those.

B+


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Robespierre's Jaw on February 16, 2008, 12:33:38 am
Juno (2007)

It was a really, really good film. I really hope that Ellen Page wins Best Actress Oscar on February 25, she deserves it :). I must admit, I'm surprised you Americans are making some great films lately, I don't expect this trend to continue though.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Platypus on February 16, 2008, 08:31:34 am
I promise to never see Teeth, after Riceowl's post...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 16, 2008, 01:19:49 pm
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 16, 2008, 01:24:40 pm
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.

Wow, you're quite the fanboy. I'm surprised you haven't raved about Cloverfield.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 16, 2008, 01:27:32 pm
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.

Wow, you're quite the fanboy. I'm surprised you haven't raved about Cloverfield.

"Fanboy?" Sorry, I'm not too cultured. What is that exactly? I hardly ever see movies and I certainly wouldn't see Cloverfield. Was Fox in that, too?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 16, 2008, 01:31:49 pm
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.

Wow, you're quite the fanboy. I'm surprised you haven't raved about Cloverfield.

"Fanboy?" Sorry, I'm not too cultured. What is that exactly? I hardly ever see movies and I certainly wouldn't see Cloverfield. Was Fox in that, too?

Uh, just look at what it says and the two words that are put together. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanboy

Cloverfield was produced by J.J. Abrams which is the main reason the early title-less trailer got so much attention.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 16, 2008, 01:34:51 pm

Cloverfield was produced by J.J. Abrams which is the main reason the early title-less trailer got so much attention.

Eh, good for him. From what I've seen, I'd never actually sit down and watch it.

By the way, I figured "fanboy" was something along those lines. I don't see how Cloverfield fits into my "obsession" with LOST aside from Abrams. I only mentioned Fox in Vantage Point as an interesting bonus.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: YRABNNRM on February 16, 2008, 01:35:06 pm
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.

Wow, you're quite the fanboy. I'm surprised you haven't raved about Cloverfield.

Wow, you're quite the asshole.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on February 16, 2008, 03:46:25 pm
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.

Wow....Matthew Fox from "LOST"....I tend to remember Matthew Fox from "PARTY OF FIVE". Thanks for making me feel old.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 16, 2008, 04:18:10 pm
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.

Wow....Matthew Fox from "LOST"....I tend to remember Matthew Fox from "PARTY OF FIVE". Thanks for making me feel old.

Naso, I'm older than you.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 16, 2008, 08:25:34 pm
Network

Excellent.

Saw it last night. Fantastic. Which reminds me there was a specific reason why I came on this forum tonight..


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on February 16, 2008, 08:32:50 pm
Star Wars Episode IV.

Great movie. :)

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on February 16, 2008, 08:34:29 pm
Star Wars Episode IV.

Great movie. :)

Rin-chan

That is my favorite movie. Ever.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on February 16, 2008, 08:35:34 pm
Network

Excellent.

Saw it last night. Fantastic. Which reminds me there was a specific reason why I came on this forum tonight..

The disturbing part is quite how prophetic it's turned out to be.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Tetro Kornbluth on February 16, 2008, 08:46:30 pm
Network

Excellent.

Saw it last night. Fantastic. Which reminds me there was a specific reason why I came on this forum tonight..

The disturbing part is quite how prophetic it's turned out to be.

As a Science fiction fan I would argue with *Some* of that (Super powerful corporations and uber-dumbed down excessive TV have been mentioned in stories of writers like Bester and Pohl since the 50s..) but the way it turned out was, yes, very creepy. I see people like Christina (Dunnaway) all the time...


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on February 16, 2008, 10:43:35 pm
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.

Wow....Matthew Fox from "LOST"....I tend to remember Matthew Fox from "PARTY OF FIVE". Thanks for making me feel old.

Naso, I'm older than you.

Yes....but only by 5 months. I wasn't saying I was older, Santorumite, I was saying that I remember him from an older show rather than a new one. Get snippy with me again, and no more Matlock!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Keystone Phil on February 17, 2008, 12:13:08 am
I obviously haven't seen it yet but I'm counting down the days until Vantage Point comes out. It looks cool. Plus, Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) is in it.

Wow....Matthew Fox from "LOST"....I tend to remember Matthew Fox from "PARTY OF FIVE". Thanks for making me feel old.

Naso, I'm older than you.

Yes....but only by 5 months. I wasn't saying I was older, Santorumite, I was saying that I remember him from an older show rather than a new one. Get snippy with me again, and no more Matlock!

Naso, my point is that that's not "feeling old." I don't "feel old" when I think of something from ten years ago and neither should anyone else who is only approaching the age of 20.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: DWPerry on February 17, 2008, 02:55:23 am
Charlie Wilson's War - theater
Wedding Crasher's - DVD


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on February 17, 2008, 04:52:21 am
Star Wars Episode V

My roommate and I just got Lego Star Wars for Gamecube and we've been in a Star Wars kinda mood for a while.  Also, my Taiwanese friend has never seen any of them and, since my friends and I were appalled, we are now forcing him to watch them with us.

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: phk on February 17, 2008, 05:00:43 am
Dewey Cox


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Spaghetti Cat on February 17, 2008, 10:35:12 am
On DVD- Good Luck Chuck
In theaters- Cloverfield with some friends, One Missed Call with my girlfriend, can't remember which one I saw last.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on February 17, 2008, 12:05:10 pm
Star Wars Episode V

My roommate and I just got Lego Star Wars for Gamecube and we've been in a Star Wars kinda mood for a while.  Also, my Taiwanese friend has never seen any of them and, since my friends and I were appalled, we are now forcing him to watch them with us.

Rin-chan

Never? :o

Lego Star Wars is a great game.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Rin-chan on February 17, 2008, 06:39:50 pm
Star Wars Episode V

My roommate and I just got Lego Star Wars for Gamecube and we've been in a Star Wars kinda mood for a while.  Also, my Taiwanese friend has never seen any of them and, since my friends and I were appalled, we are now forcing him to watch them with us.

Rin-chan

Never? :o

Lego Star Wars is a great game.

It is a great game!  We just beat all the levels.  I'm done with it now, but my roommate wants to unlock stuff.

And, yeah, I know.  My friends and I had the same reaction when my Taiwanese friend asked us what was going on in the video game because he had never seen any of the movies.

It's disturbing. lol

Rin-chan


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JSojourner on February 17, 2008, 09:55:40 pm
Just watched Little Children on the On Demand from Comcast.  Kate Winslet and Jenifer Conally.  Wowsers... great movie.

And I just burned a copy of The Lion in Winter from AMC.  Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn were pure magic in that flick.  I'd seen in before but some movies demand re-viewing!


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: MasterJedi on February 17, 2008, 11:34:40 pm
I attempted to watch Atonement tonight but it was taking way too long to load online and since I have a 9:55 class tomorrow I guess I'll push it off until tomorrow night. So that will be the next movie I watch. :P


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on February 17, 2008, 11:41:02 pm
Just watched Little Children on the On Demand from Comcast.  Kate Winslet and Jenifer Conally.  Wowsers... great movie.

And I just burned a copy of The Lion in Winter from AMC.  Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn were pure magic in that flick.  I'd seen in before but some movies demand re-viewing!


Agree with both of them my last - Cinema: The Driving Bell and the Butterfly - great DVD: Hairspray...I defy anyone... ANYONE to not finish that movie in a good mood.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 18, 2008, 01:12:18 am
Saw two lately:

The Brave One - OK, this was completely implausible. Jodie Foster buys a gun barely knowing how to use it, kills a few people in self-defense, and then instantly becomes this bad-ass killing machine who can take out hardened gang members and crime bosses with ease. Uh huh. There was also a ton of plot holes surrounding the ending, and some near the beginning too (what was vigilante about killing the guy in the gas station? That was obvious self-defense!) One thing I did like about it though was the obvious homages to Taxi Driver, although they might've been a bit too obvious. (30 years ago Jodie Foster is a teenaged prostitute rescued by Robert DeNiro, now she rescues the teenaged prostitute.)

Idiocracy - This movie reminded me of Mike Naso. It was funny yes, but also rather depressing in that manner.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: JSojourner on February 18, 2008, 12:41:04 pm
Saw two lately:

The Brave One - OK, this was completely implausible. Jodie Foster buys a gun barely knowing how to use it, kills a few people in self-defense, and then instantly becomes this bad-ass killing machine who can take out hardened gang members and crime bosses with ease. Uh huh. There was also a ton of plot holes surrounding the ending, and some near the beginning too (what was vigilante about killing the guy in the gas station? That was obvious self-defense!) One thing I did like about it though was the obvious homages to Taxi Driver, although they might've been a bit too obvious. (30 years ago Jodie Foster is a teenaged prostitute rescued by Robert DeNiro, now she rescues the teenaged prostitute.)

Idiocracy - This movie reminded me of Mike Naso. It was funny yes, but also rather depressing in that manner.

I agree with you about The Brave One.  Dumber than Death Wish.  But it's a guilty pleasure -- watching the bad guys get greased by the victim. 

Plus, I find Jodie Foster more and more "watchable" as she ages.  She looks good.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: Sensei on February 18, 2008, 12:56:00 pm
Saw two lately:

The Brave One - OK, this was completely implausible. Jodie Foster buys a gun barely knowing how to use it, kills a few people in self-defense, and then instantly becomes this bad-ass killing machine who can take out hardened gang members and crime bosses with ease. Uh huh. There was also a ton of plot holes surrounding the ending, and some near the beginning too (what was vigilante about killing the guy in the gas station? That was obvious self-defense!) One thing I did like about it though was the obvious homages to Taxi Driver, although they might've been a bit too obvious. (30 years ago Jodie Foster is a teenaged prostitute rescued by Robert DeNiro, now she rescues the teenaged prostitute.)

Idiocracy - This movie reminded me of Mike Naso. It was funny yes, but also rather depressing in that manner.
I watched Idiocracy recently, too. What did you find funny about it?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Hack Hater on February 18, 2008, 02:25:31 pm
3:10 to Yuma. It was a good decent flick, but the ending was so ridiculous. Any self-respecting person would have gone with his gang and took off once they got to him. People are so weird, but I just can't stand that.


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: minionofmidas - supplemental forum account on February 18, 2008, 02:35:16 pm
There Will Be Blood


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The Voice of America on February 18, 2008, 05:15:16 pm
Idiocracy - This movie reminded me of Mike Naso. It was funny yes, but also rather depressing in that manner.

BRTD, soon, very soon, I will be in the Air Force serving my country while you sit at a computer listening to emo songs and playing computer games. I've begun my transition...why don't you, my dear friend?


Title: Re: What's the last movie you've seen?
Post by: The love that set me free on February 18, 2008, 10:07:01 pm
Saw two lately:

The Brave One - OK, this was completely implausible. Jodie Foster buys a gun barely knowing how to use it, kills a few people in self-defense, and then instantly becomes this bad-ass killing machine who can take out hardened gang members and crime bosses with ease. Uh huh. There was also a ton of plot holes surrounding the ending, and some near the beginning too (what was vigilante about killing the guy in the gas station? That was obvious self-defense!) One thing I did like about it though was the obvious homages to Taxi Driver, although they might've been a bit too obvious. (30 years ago Jodie Foster is a teenaged prostitute rescued by Robert DeNiro, now she rescues the teenaged prostitut