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The last movie you saw thread

Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:43 pm

Similar to the what are you listening to now? threads, this is just a way for us to share what we see and what we thought of it. Post the name, and a pic, maybe a brief blurb about it if you want too. You can do multiple in one post, just not more then 3-4.

Waltz With Bashir


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Amazingly good, very interesting approach, and great animation.

Innocent Voices

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Postby jadeval » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:40 am

Cool thread. I saw Waltz with Bashir a few months ago. I was the only person in the theater! It was good... different, in an apocalyptic kind of way. And I also saw that other film not too long ago.

I don't go to theaters much and recently stopped netflixing (temporarily of course), but let me think...

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BOTTLE SHOCK: Not nearly as good as Sideways... actually, script is downright bad... acting is mediocre at best.

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RELIGULOUS: Saw it a while back, but pretty funny.

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WILD REEDS: Rewatched this recently actually. A great movie imo.
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Postby Telemachos » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:06 pm

My wife and I just saw THE BOX. A total trainwreck, but not totally worthless if you're a Richard Kelly fan.

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Postby Gandalf'sMother » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:59 am

jadeval wrote:Cool thread. I saw Waltz with Bashir a few months ago. I was the only person in the theater! It was good... different, in an apocalyptic kind of way. And I also saw that other film not too long ago.

I don't go to theaters much and recently stopped netflixing (temporarily of course), but let me think...

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BOTTLE SHOCK: Not nearly as good as Sideways... actually, script is downright bad... acting is mediocre at best.

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RELIGULOUS: Saw it a while back, but pretty funny.

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WILD REEDS: Rewatched this recently actually. A great movie imo.


I thought Sideways was the most overrated piece of celluloid in ages. Does that mean I will dislike Bottle Shock?

Wild Reeds is great.

Just saw Army of Shadows for the third time. Still amazing.

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Postby jadeval » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:54 pm

You will despise Bottle Shock. Except for pretty shots of grapes and helicopter footage of vineyards the film is sheer over-scripted nonsense. The last time I winced that hard was when I watched Travolta in Michael. And this is coming from someone who lives not too far from Napa and finds the local history of wine interesting.
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Postby MerriadocBrandybuck » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:22 am

Just watched The Shining for the first time since highschool. Saw it was on around Halloween and DVR'd it. I had forgotten a lot of it. Still a fantastic movie!!

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Postby Kaya » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:14 pm

I saw 'inglorious basterds' yesterday. Liked it. And firmly pinched my eyes when the violence became too graphic. ;) But apart from that I was really pleasantly surprised.
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Postby bornilon » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:41 pm

Don't know how I missed it before, but I just saw (on DVD), "The Lives of Others"-- the 2007 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. What a fantastic flick!

It's about a functionary in the Stasi (East German secret police, more or less) who is detailed to eavesdrop on a writer. The whole film is basically about his gradual discovery of his own humanity as he becomes more and more invested in the subjects of his surveillance.

It's a very low-key narrative, but excruciatingly suspenseful. The lead actor, Ulrich Muhe (who died in 2007) gives a wonderfully subtle performance (reminiscent, for me, of the marvellous turn by Christoph Waltz in Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"). This was the first (and, so far as I can tell, only) feature film by Florian Henckel von Donnersmark. I certainly intend to watch for his next!
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Postby jadeval » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:51 pm

I watched Wizard of Oz yesterday on TBS!

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It's actually more goofy and weird now that I see it as an adult.
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Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:04 pm

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Postby RoseMorninStar » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:44 pm

I think the last movie I watched was a quaint little movie called, 'The Secret of Roan Inish'. Nice Irish myth meets modern(ish) piece.
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Postby SilverScribe » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:26 pm

Lies and Illusions.

DO NOT even consider renting this unadulterated piece of *TOS violating descriptive noun*. It is an utter waste of time, amateurish, embarrassing and downright horrible. I'm not sure what was more painful to watch, Christian Slater's gosh-awful high school musical quality acting, or the completely cringe-worthy bar fight scene between the two female leads . . . gaaaahhhhhhhhhh . . . I wanted to poke my eyes out with a burning stick!!

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Postby Erufailon.Atanvarno » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:29 pm

Watched 2012 and Julie & Julia this weekend.

Really enjoyed them both.
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Postby Morwenna » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:12 pm

Saw the new Christmas Carol two nights ago.

Finally caught Enchanted on TV a couple weeks ago.

Looking forward to a few more fantasy movies...
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Postby Telemachos » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:52 pm

Saw 2012 last Sunday. Hilariously dumb, in an epic VFX-actular way.

DVRed APPALOOSA and BABYLON A.D. and finally watched both of them.

APPALOOSA's a decent enough Western... nothing really stands out about it but it's a sturdy genre piece. Worth watching if you like Westerns, Ed Harris, Viggo, or Jeremy Irons, I guess.

BABYLON A.D. was a mess... but there was enough of an idea there that I wish the director had retained control -- reports were that the studio recut the film to emphasize the action and trimmed out most everything else, which means the movie made no sense and had no coherency. But I did like Vin Diesel in it, and there was just a hint of the greater world-verse that had been set up that a longer, more fully-explained story could have been neat. Still, I can't really recommend it to anyone except diehard Vin Diesel fans.
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Postby Telemachos » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:49 am

Caught an advance screening of UP IN THE AIR. Great movie, one of the best of the year and an example of the sort of movie Hollywood can very well: smart entertainment aimed at adults. It reminded me of Cameron Crowe and JERRY MAGUIRE, and also some of Clooney's other recent work like MICHAEL CLAYTON. It's different in tone than either of those, but it shares smart, well-written characters and a carefully constructed script that pays off in many ways without necessarily going for the obvious resolutions. I really recommend it.
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Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:48 pm

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[i]The place promised in our early days.

Absolutely gorgeous move, I will have to watch it again to fully understand it though. It deals a lot with alternate realities-dreams, making it hard to at first tell what is a dream and what isn't, but visually every frame is worthy of hanging on the wall IMO.
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Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:26 pm

Defiance

Good, liked it.

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Gotta watch this around Thanksgiving
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Postby rowanberry » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:44 am

Om Shanti Om

Check your brain and have fun! Lots of eye candy for both sexes. :D
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Postby jadeval » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:48 am

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Casino (1995) by Scorsese. Excellent.
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Postby Ranloth » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:56 am

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Postby Ranloth » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:56 am

Powder is a great movie. So is...

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Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:37 pm

Ranloth wrote:Powder is a great movie. So is...

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That it is! Never seen powder though. Adding to Netflix queue!
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Postby krawler » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:30 pm

The family rented and watched Angles and Demons over Thanksgiving weekend, and I sat alongside them to watch. Egads, what a terrible story! My parents actually know the Catholic Church's rituals and proceedings surrounding the choosing of a new pope, so they were able to clarify and correct the movie as things went along. I provided MST3K-ish snark where appropriate. :D
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Postby jadeval » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:37 pm

Been on the organized crime theme lately:

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Good. Long. Tragic. Liked part I a little better.
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Postby Arvegil » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:43 pm

"Whip It." Should have been good, but it wasn't.
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Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:15 pm

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Jurassic Park 3

Absolute, atrocious garbage

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Titanic

Not gonna lie, I still love this movie, for it's flaws, I still love it. Movie snobs may hate it, I am entertained every time.
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Postby holbytla » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:31 pm

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I liked it a good deal. It wasn't deep or particularly clever, but it was one of those movies where you could leave your brain at the door and and pleasantly while away a couple of hours.
The characters were far stronger than the plot which was okay.
The soundtrack was awesome.
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