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Title: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Tempered on October 15, 2010, 01:30:04 PM
Reign of Assassins - directors  Chao-Bin Suu and John Woo

If you look past the obvious there's actually a nice sub storyline underneath
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 15, 2010, 01:39:57 PM
Stephen King's Christine. Classic!
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Post by: Foxy on October 15, 2010, 02:22:40 PM
Inception. Thirty minutes too long.
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Post by: Tempered on October 15, 2010, 03:36:53 PM
Yup I agree on both your thoughts.

Tonight I have 'Red' 2010
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Post by: twisted wheel on October 15, 2010, 03:56:59 PM
romance and cigarettes

 8)

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Post by: Tempered on October 15, 2010, 04:00:14 PM
geez I googled that and came upon the jacket cover. Well I damn near needed some romance and a smoke after ;)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 15, 2010, 04:23:40 PM
X-Men Origins
Wolverine


Bought the DVD a few weeks ago, but just got around to watching it last night.

I like all of the X-Men movies I've seen, but I think this may well be the best of them all. Surprised me.  ;)
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Post by: twisted wheel on October 15, 2010, 04:25:32 PM
geez I googled that and came upon the jacket cover. Well I damn near needed some romance and a smoke after ;)

it's a great movie - good fun :)
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Post by: Vienna on October 16, 2010, 02:39:07 AM
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.


still a bloody good film. Bought the dvd cheap........well worth the few Euros.
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Post by: Michael Edits on October 16, 2010, 02:58:06 AM
Amazing Grace.

With a title like that, I expected some really awful rubbish, but in fact it's an excellent movie.  Powerful themes, fantastic writing, excellent acting.  I have no complaints at all.
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Post by: A.J.B on October 16, 2010, 12:54:29 PM
Alice in Wonderland. Very odd, yet oddly enjoyable.

I am now addicted to Johnny Depp's adaption of the Mad Hatter.
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Post by: Tempered on October 16, 2010, 12:57:04 PM
Sword of a Stranger - a story about a boy, a swordman and their decisions of life.
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Post by: Tempered on October 16, 2010, 06:17:50 PM
Red (2010)  -  It reminded me a bit of Knight and Day, both having a comical side.
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Post by: thatollie on October 16, 2010, 09:13:39 PM
Shutter Island - Scorsese is the man.
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Post by: xcheck24 on October 16, 2010, 10:00:22 PM
I think the last movie I saw was The Town, Ben Affleck's newest flick. Loved it and recommend it. There was a twist of humor in there too. I need to see Red next.

Inception. Thirty minutes too long.

Saw this over the summer and didn't really feel it was too long. I loved the ending too.
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on October 17, 2010, 02:16:42 AM
Shutter Island - Scorsese is the man.

I second that!  :)

Right now I'm watching Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on October 17, 2010, 06:58:45 AM
Cats and Dogs 2  :o - with my 4-year-old boy

Such is my life now. I won't provide a review (!), but my boy loved it and talked about it for days afterwards.

I'd love to go and see a grown-up movie - or even a DVD. Soon, maybe!
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Post by: Tempered on October 17, 2010, 07:50:11 AM
Ha Kathleen ....one day...perhaps one day :P

Tonight I will be watching

Winter's Bones
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Post by: buddingwriter on October 17, 2010, 08:59:14 AM
A Bridge Too Far.   That was a long, long, time ago.  I don.t think that I can say that I have actually "missed anything," since then.
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Post by: LRSuda on October 18, 2010, 12:01:24 PM
Yesterday was Sunday and I was feeling lazy so I watched two: The Grapes of Wrath and Seven Pounds.
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Post by: Tempered on October 18, 2010, 01:16:28 PM
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
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Post by: Frapchick on October 18, 2010, 09:22:13 PM
The Princess and the Frog. ;)
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Post by: Foxy on October 19, 2010, 10:43:50 AM
The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Was it good?
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Post by: Tempered on October 19, 2010, 10:51:04 AM
I have a hard time with anything dealing with abuse, but the movie, I thought, was well done.
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Post by: Foxy on October 19, 2010, 10:59:36 AM
Thanks for that. I'll add it to my list.
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Post by: Tempered on October 19, 2010, 04:21:39 PM
If you like African Queen, the movie I watched just a few days ago 'White Hunter Black Heart (Clint Eastwood - actor/director) is a good one. It is about the director who made it, well a movie about him and his eccentric ways
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Post by: mouselady on October 20, 2010, 01:29:55 AM
'The Box', with Frank Langella.  The film's been around awhile (2000, I think): we rented the DVD from LoveFilm.  Creepy, but thoughtful, and excellent of use of music to heighten mood.

Recommended.


 - Mouse
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Post by: Tempered on October 21, 2010, 04:02:41 PM
A Perfect World - Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner
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Post by: McWawa on October 21, 2010, 05:35:21 PM
"Songs From the Second Floor",

film by Roy Andersson  ( you've probably seen adverts produced/directed by him without knowing him)

Short preview trailer :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW8J5LvzeZI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW8J5LvzeZI)

There are more "clips" from the movie in the righthand side bar at website, but whole film is always best.

Based on the poems of Caesar Vallejo, for you poetry interested folk.
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Post by: Tempered on October 21, 2010, 05:37:10 PM
I tried to find that movie, The Box, but only found the 2009 addition, but will look for the one you mentioned, Yelnick
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Post by: herron on October 21, 2010, 10:17:34 PM
Robin Hood

with Russell Crowe
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Post by: Tempered on October 22, 2010, 12:32:57 PM
I'm gonna go on a Kurt Russel spree

First - Escape from New York and then The Thing

figured, why not :)
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Post by: Tempered on October 22, 2010, 07:13:02 PM
I think I'll watch Renaissance (2006)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 23, 2010, 07:48:13 PM
Seems I'm always behind the curve on movies. Partly because it's been years since I've gone to a theater and partly become I become very picky when spending money for a DVD.

Bought this one a couple of months ago, but just got around to watching it today - now I'm kicking myself for waiting because I enjoyed it so much that I'm watching again to see what I may have missed the first time around.

The movie (after all my yakking) is The Blind Spot.

Wonderful story, good actors.  Should have bought and watched when it first came out.   
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Post by: Tempered on October 23, 2010, 08:03:08 PM
will have to look for 'The Blindspot'

tonight I have 'The Invisible' on the queue.
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Post by: Tempered on October 26, 2010, 08:02:48 PM
Blindspot was interesting, a documentary on how we are fossil energy dependent and about the peak oil production fall. anyway, interesting.

I just finished Splice - i'm unsure what to say about that movie
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Post by: thatollie on October 28, 2010, 07:48:06 PM
Rocky
and then...
Rocky II
and then...
Rocky III
and then...
Rocky IV
and then...
Die Hard
and then...
Ong-Bak
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Post by: Scripter on October 29, 2010, 04:15:41 AM
Jeepers Creepers
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Post by: Cathy C on October 29, 2010, 12:38:14 PM
Despicable me   (The downside of having a youngster.:()
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on October 31, 2010, 06:56:26 AM
Was it any good? I had the opportunity recently to take my boy (age 4) but decided it might be too scary...

I really like some kids movies and enjoy watching with the kids, but my boy really likes some that I think are pretty silly.  :)
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Post by: Tempered on October 31, 2010, 08:22:25 AM
its a fun movie, sorta cute too, your kids I think will love it, K.

The Thing - John Carpenter
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Post by: herron on November 02, 2010, 11:51:42 AM
Halloween


it's that time of year, and nothing else was on except crime shows ...   ::)
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Post by: Tempered on November 03, 2010, 04:33:39 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs The World

lol an unique look to a movie. enjoyed
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Post by: Tempered on November 04, 2010, 07:15:49 AM
The Russia House - Sean Connery 1990
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Post by: DC on November 05, 2010, 04:05:27 PM
OK, I'll be boring and mainstream.. just watched 'Avata' again...
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Post by: Kurza on November 06, 2010, 12:30:54 PM
Pan's labyrinth. It's was my second attempt and it put me to sleep again. My wife loved it though. Maybe because she's Spanish but I don't think it lived up to the hype.

K
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Post by: Tempered on November 07, 2010, 06:37:41 AM
I watched the newest Nightmare on Elm Street - and it sucked. the new freddy sucked, everything sucked.

I washed my eyes with 'Smokin' Aces' - which was at least fun to watch :)
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Post by: twisted wheel on November 07, 2010, 06:49:57 AM
bladerunner
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Post by: Scripter on November 07, 2010, 10:00:47 AM
Pink Vitamins- animation
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Post by: herron on November 07, 2010, 06:54:10 PM
Watched Avatar again last night. Like it even better without the 3-D nonsense.
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Post by: WordBird on November 07, 2010, 07:19:34 PM
Watched Goldfinger last weekend. Not as good as the first ones.
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Post by: thatollie on November 07, 2010, 08:06:51 PM
Watched Avatar again last night. Like it even better without the 3-D nonsense.
What? It's crap unless it's in the cinema.
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Post by: herron on November 08, 2010, 01:40:19 AM
What? It's crap unless it's in the cinema.

I watched the 3-D version on the big screen, but just saw the 2-D version played on a flat screen ... and liked it better without the 3-D.  Would have liked it even more in 2-D on a theater screen, though.
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Post by: oliver on November 08, 2010, 07:19:34 AM
Amazing Grace - William Wilberforce's attempts and success at the elimination of the slave trade in the British Empire. Great stuff. I think he was instrumental in starting the R.S.P.C.A. or its forerunner anyway. Does anyone know?

Oliver
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Post by: Tempered on November 08, 2010, 07:21:25 AM
Lebanon - the whole setting is in a tank with four characters. Actually I quite liked it.
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Post by: Scripter on November 09, 2010, 11:52:10 AM
Old School film- The Mask Of Zorro
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Post by: Tempered on November 09, 2010, 12:03:50 PM
Waltz of Bashir
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Post by: SumnerDavenport on November 09, 2010, 05:16:17 PM
Being There

An old movie with Peter Sellers as Chauncy Gardner.
A gentle man who sees the world simply and teaches everyone around him to begin to see life more simply as well.
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Post by: Andrewf on November 19, 2010, 04:01:50 PM
The Deathly Hallows part 1   :D
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Post by: Pocahontas on November 20, 2010, 12:23:13 AM
'Pretty Woman'---again!  Really like this one.  :)
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Post by: McWawa on November 20, 2010, 01:43:11 AM
"SlaughterHouse Five", based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut.

I'm half way through, having breakfast ( not that i'm breaking any fast really, i ate something last night), and it's seven forty saturday morning. Took me a long tine to find this one on DVD, ealier this year. I hadn't seen the film since viewing it in the cinema when it first came out in the nineteen seventies.
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Post by: Tempered on November 24, 2010, 10:55:34 AM
Blood In Blood Out - its sooo good and so bad  at the same time  :(
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 25, 2010, 03:45:33 PM
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World!!!
The tag line does not lie: an epic of epic epicness.
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Post by: Tempered on November 25, 2010, 03:52:39 PM
lol I liked that movie, Raven's Quill. Might be the 'sock' 'Bam' old Batman reminders, but then I like movie

there is a actual graphic series with that character

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Pilgrim


myself I watched Saw 7  (i'd give it roman numerals but I don't think it deserves it. Still I watched them all, almost like a car accident :( )
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 25, 2010, 03:57:00 PM
Hey T! I've read the graphic novels. And living so close to Toronto, I've been to that castle. There was no Lucas Lee there though :(

I also watched How to Train your Dragon recently. No young child as an excuse either, I just really love that movie.
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Post by: Tempered on November 25, 2010, 03:57:51 PM
lol I'm a bit north of Toronto, but am a huge anime nut :P.
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 25, 2010, 04:00:42 PM
Because anime is awesome! Have you seen the movie Zatoichi? It's like live-action anime.
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Post by: Tempered on November 25, 2010, 04:06:51 PM
No, but I will by the end of this night :P

it ran a boxset from 1962-1989 also, but I have the 2003 movie if that is the one you are talking about.

I am unsure what sort of anime you prefer. I like a variation, a lot of Japanese ie  Beyond the Clouds, and Voices of a Distant Star, Tokyo Godfathers, Waltz in Bashir, Lebanon(though not anime, he holds the same feel as Waltz in Bashir)

I also have lol all the superman/batman/wonder woman/iron man/starwars the clone wars  :P
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 25, 2010, 04:15:27 PM
I think it's the 2003 movie. The video quality seems pretty recent.

Original X-men cartoon on DVD!!! I'm planning a marathon soon to watch season 3, 4 and 5. They don't make TV like that anymore.

I like Japanese fantasy anime, like Fushigi Yuugi, and Ayashi no Ceres (same author, actually), but also recently got hooked on Ranma 1/2. Good times.
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Post by: Tempered on November 25, 2010, 04:16:24 PM
lol i'm glad to not be the only one who can sit and watch a full season or two :P

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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 25, 2010, 04:18:38 PM
Absolutely not :D Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Sunday.
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Post by: Tempered on November 25, 2010, 04:19:57 PM
Ha! too true.

Very nice to meet you, Raven's Quill. I have enjoyed this chat.
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 25, 2010, 04:21:33 PM
Agreed :D It was a great way to end a very long work day.
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Post by: Tempered on November 25, 2010, 08:52:57 PM
Zatoichi - lol I remembered it right away, that blind master, the way they mixed music with their moments, that crazy screaming spear totting guy, lol and that big dance at the end, oh and the visuals.

priceless.
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Post by: Scripter on November 26, 2010, 04:33:35 AM
The Sound Of Music
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 26, 2010, 08:57:29 AM
Glad you enjoyed it, T!

Episode 4 of Life - not really a movie, but so pretty!
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Post by: herron on November 26, 2010, 09:13:11 AM
Eat, Pray, Love

It was so-so.   :-\
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Post by: Tempered on November 26, 2010, 09:20:39 AM
I'm watching Lebanon again, cause it is so good :)
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Post by: McWawa on November 27, 2010, 04:30:11 AM
"Eiger Sanction"

1974 :With Clint Eastwood and George Kennedy.

I was in Grindelwald that month and went to the tourist office with my fellow traveling companions, we signed up to be extras in the movie. Extras were only required, we were told, on a rainy day and to gather at the mountain railway station. When that occured the girls decided we would leave town because of the weather ( and i went along with them), we never got in the movie nor saw Mr.Eastwood.
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 27, 2010, 11:05:39 AM
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Finally introduced the hubby to the world of Hogwarts ;)
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Post by: Tempered on November 27, 2010, 01:25:53 PM
re-run today

Metropia
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Post by: Tempered on November 27, 2010, 06:18:04 PM
The Runaways
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Post by: herron on November 27, 2010, 06:25:38 PM
My son is watching Avatar again.

He had a really bad auto accident in 2002, and there's too much to go into here, but I think he really identifies with the Jake Sully character (or wishes he could).  :-\ :'(
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Post by: Tempered on November 27, 2010, 06:29:19 PM
they have a new one coming out soon I think, herron. not sure of the details, but maybe he'll like that too.
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Post by: Tempered on November 29, 2010, 07:14:17 PM
Airplane! 1980 - still funny as hell :)
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Post by: twisted wheel on November 29, 2010, 07:20:42 PM
elf

because it's coming up for christmas and my kids really like it  ;D
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 29, 2010, 07:28:59 PM
T, surely you can't be watching Airplane!
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Post by: Tempered on November 29, 2010, 07:31:34 PM
Yes I was. And quit calling me surely. :P

I'm going to watch Boardwalk Empires now, been waiting on this last episode :).  If I turn on How's Moving Castle, both my kids come running to watch .
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Post by: Tempered on November 30, 2010, 08:31:49 AM
Men with Brooms - I'll probably get the Naked Gun out too :) its raining all day so the outside world can go piss off for a while
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Post by: Raven's Quill on November 30, 2010, 01:08:04 PM
My Husband and his Army Buddies.

What do you mean that's not a movie? It was pretty entertaining...
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Post by: Tempered on December 02, 2010, 12:29:13 PM
Tangled - excellent :)
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Post by: McWawa on December 04, 2010, 07:25:01 AM
" In the Electric Mist ",

with Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman and great part by Levon Helm ( drummer with the Band).
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Post by: thatollie on December 08, 2010, 07:54:44 AM
Toy Story 3
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Post by: Tempered on December 08, 2010, 07:57:45 AM
Legend of the Guardians
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Post by: Themrose89 on December 08, 2010, 08:29:36 AM
Fifth Element. I've lost count long ago of how many times it is that I've watched that movie. Still love it.
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Post by: Michael Edits on February 20, 2011, 04:08:20 AM
Writing Your Novel Is The Easy Part at http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/11194626/ has to be one of the worst movies ever, but since I wrote the script, well, I like it. It's free and worth every penny.
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Post by: McWawa on February 20, 2011, 05:32:42 AM
"The Witness"

With Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis.

 After browsing every department of the DVD section  from Art House through Thriller and every every section in between except comedy, at the every end in the "W" section of thriller there it was. Discount price too. Great movie and well pleased to have it in my small library of movies, music and documentary DVD's.
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Post by: twisted wheel on February 20, 2011, 05:36:55 AM
panic in needle park

because al pacino is the greatest actor of the modern era
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Post by: McWawa on February 20, 2011, 05:48:43 AM
panic in needle park

because al pacino is the greatest actor of the modern era
That's one of Pacino's i haven't seen. thanks for posting here, I'll look out for it.
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Post by: Silt on February 20, 2011, 07:41:15 AM
The Pianist
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Post by: kk on February 20, 2011, 09:01:50 AM
The Pacific - part 2
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Post by: herron on February 20, 2011, 09:49:41 AM
Gnomeo and Juliet  ::)

with my grandkids (4 & 9)
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Post by: Silt on February 20, 2011, 09:54:05 AM
tonight i'm watching two movies


Wicked City - 1992 anime

The Troll Hunter - 2010
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Post by: thatollie on February 21, 2011, 09:11:33 AM
Dinner For Schmucks
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Post by: Michael Edits on February 21, 2011, 09:18:18 AM
It's not a movie, but I'm watching my DVDs of the complete RED DWARF for the fourth or fifth time. It's still awesome.
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Post by: Silt on February 21, 2011, 09:40:57 AM
ha, i used to watch The Red Dwarf :)

I did see the newest Mechanic :( some things they should just leave alone
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Post by: Andrewf on February 21, 2011, 04:45:58 PM
If TV shows are allowed, I'm on the 4th season of Blake's 7  :D


And soon i will be watching Despicable Me   :D >:D
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Post by: twisted wheel on February 21, 2011, 04:51:26 PM
glengarry glenross

because david mamet is a great writer


... and al pacino's in it  8)
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Post by: Silonch on February 21, 2011, 05:03:53 PM
Prince of Pershia.
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Post by: Silt on February 22, 2011, 07:20:23 AM
I enjoyed Glengarry Glenross also.

last night I watched

Burke and Hare
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Post by: Michael Edits on February 22, 2011, 07:33:34 AM
I think the answer is still AMAZING GRACE.  How many months ago did I post that on this thread?

(No, don't look. Get a life.  :D)
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Post by: Alexa on February 22, 2011, 08:53:28 AM

I just watched "Paul" at the cinema.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play themselves and show what would happen if they met an alien that's been here for sixty years and swears a lot. I really liked it but I know a lot of people won't. Especially creationists...
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Post by: herron on February 22, 2011, 09:35:09 AM
Inglourious Basterds

lot of gratuitous gore  :-\
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Post by: Maimi on February 22, 2011, 11:22:32 AM
A documentary titled Catfish.

Sad and scary to see how far some will go.
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Post by: Alexa on February 22, 2011, 11:27:26 AM
A documentary titled Catfish.

Sad and scary to see how far some will go.

That film blew me away - I felt really moved during it. It's so refreshing to see a film that isn't being judgemental.
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Post by: Maimi on February 22, 2011, 11:46:54 AM
That film blew me away - I felt really moved during it. It's so refreshing to see a film that isn't being judgemental.
We started to shut it off, then it picked up while we were debating. I'm so glad we kept watching.

His reaction was impressive. The situation sparked a lot of discussion and, as I mentioned, I'm still confounded by the lengths someone will go. I understand why, to a certain point, then ... Wish I could say more, but as the poster read "Don't let anyone tell you what it is."
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Post by: A.J.B on February 22, 2011, 02:11:30 PM
It's not really a film, but the last dvd I watched was: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Edition.

Best three hours of my life, methinks.
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Post by: thatollie on February 22, 2011, 02:19:26 PM
It's not really a film, but the last dvd I watched was: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Edition.

Best three hours of my life, methinks.
As good as seeing it live?
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Post by: A.J.B on February 22, 2011, 03:22:00 PM
As good as seeing it live?

I've not had the pleasure of seeing it live :(
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Post by: Silt on February 23, 2011, 07:18:11 PM
The Mission - Robert De Niro

I have Schindler's List to watch yet. It will be my first time. I did enjoy the writing in The Pianist, how the actors depicted the how everyday, death can be.
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Post by: Silent D on February 24, 2011, 12:01:35 AM
"Lethal Weapon 4" Possibly the greatest Police Action Movies Series to be made. Mel Gibson has got to be one of the greatest actors ever. Especially his role in Braveheart :)
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Post by: Silt on February 24, 2011, 08:28:20 AM
Nausicaa - Valley of the Wind - 1984
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Post by: thatollie on February 26, 2011, 09:43:37 AM
I've not had the pleasure of seeing it live :(

Poor Bastard.

"Lethal Weapon 4" Possibly the greatest Police Action Movies Series to be made. Mel Gibson has got to be one of the greatest actors ever. Especially his role in Braveheart :)

He used to be, but his image is shot to hell. He should play villains from now on.
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Post by: Silt on February 27, 2011, 07:47:01 AM
District 9  - I liked that they made the aliens something more than aliens.
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Post by: McWawa on February 27, 2011, 12:46:38 PM
The Yakuza,  with Robert Mitchum.

 Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader and Robert Towne are three great writers ( scritpwriters and story tellers) who i much admire. Sydney Pollack a great directer, and Mitchum one of the finest actors and masters of the understatement. I never fail to enjoy watching this movie, whether it's just for the entertainment or another study of the film and script.
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Post by: Silt on February 27, 2011, 04:42:54 PM
Alpha Dog - directed by Nick Cassavetes

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Post by: Silt on February 28, 2011, 12:55:49 PM
Morning Glory - made me laugh :)
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Post by: McWawa on February 28, 2011, 03:14:12 PM
 "Pulp Fiction"

   It's an Uma Thurman thing, at the end of the debate the eyes have it.

That film changed a lot of things when it first came out.
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Post by: Silt on February 28, 2011, 03:16:48 PM
I really liked Pulp Fiction and Natural Born Killers
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Post by: Silt on March 01, 2011, 05:51:56 PM
Ao - The last Neanderthal
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 01, 2011, 06:55:59 PM
This afternoon; Knowing with Nicholas Cage

Enjoyed it.
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Post by: Silt on March 03, 2011, 09:47:44 AM
Quest for Fire - I always liked that show, no real dialogue but still understandable, says something about all those unnecessary words.
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Post by: Silt on March 04, 2011, 07:20:15 AM
Tron - The Legacy -     it could have done without the legacy :(
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Post by: Alexa on March 04, 2011, 10:11:05 AM

Watched "The Social Network" yesterday. Was surprisingly enjoyable and interesting, considering it's about an asshole and how he made billions...
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Post by: Andrewf on March 04, 2011, 02:40:56 PM
"Despicable Me"  a very funny, cute family film.
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Post by: Silt on March 04, 2011, 04:14:51 PM
you'd love MegaMind then Adrew :) or well I did and I really liked Despicable Me


I'm going to watch True Grit. I have both versions but its a hard choice :(
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Post by: Andrewf on March 04, 2011, 04:41:26 PM
I'm sure i will silt, when i get it  :D
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Post by: McWawa on March 22, 2011, 06:30:45 PM

 " Kolya".
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Post by: thatollie on March 22, 2011, 06:32:56 PM
Jackass 3
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Post by: twisted wheel on March 23, 2011, 03:47:49 AM
city of life and death

...not easy to watch, but worth it.

http://www.cinemagia.ro/trailer/nanjing-nanjing-4774/
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Post by: Andre Farant on March 23, 2011, 09:49:03 PM
Tremors
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Post by: sonieb33 on March 24, 2011, 12:58:48 PM
Arn: The Knight Templar

I loved it but I wished I could get it in it's full form. It was originally two movies but was cut up for American audiences.

I absolutely LOVE armored men and sword fighting. UGH! Too bad it was so DANGEROUS you could get killed doing that! It was so sexy in a really sick sort of way (I guess). I don't really understand it, lol.

Gladiator, Troy, The 13th Warrior, etc...are my all time favorite and, in my opinion, the most rewatchable movies. Damn those men in armor are so awesome. Men should still wear armor...my opinion.
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Post by: Andre Farant on March 25, 2011, 10:53:04 PM
Rec

Spanish film, was remade as Quarantine.

Both equally good.
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Post by: Jakey on March 26, 2011, 08:27:23 AM
'Delicatessen' a French film where meat is rare after the war. Currency is lentils. The customer's get their meat, each time his assistant 'leaves'. Nobody complains and everyone watches the health of those in the neighbourhood on the off chance there will be a new supply of meat. The next assistant tries to escape... Fantasic film. I have seen it many times now. It's either love or hate film.

Jakey
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Post by: SilverArrow on March 26, 2011, 09:27:05 PM
The Blues Brothers~
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Post by: twisted wheel on March 26, 2011, 09:50:47 PM
thirst

a korean vampire movie directed by park chan-wook

 8)
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Post by: Andre Farant on March 27, 2011, 12:02:18 AM
Chloe by Atom Agoyan - a remake of a French film titled Nathalie
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 27, 2011, 01:37:26 AM
2012 . . . but only so my son would stop insisting that I watch it.

I don't like the current trend of shooting so many scenes in near darkness.  This one was made even worse for me due to the poor quality of the characters speaking parts - of course, the blaring background didn't help me hear what they were saying either.

Over all I guess it was passable for any who like that type of movie, but it could have been much better without a lot of work - IMHO of course.   
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Post by: RebeccaEmin on March 27, 2011, 04:25:08 AM
"Hall Pass" which was so much better than we'd expected.
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Post by: Neil on March 27, 2011, 03:13:26 PM
The Social Network. Really enjoyed this, even though I am not much into Facebook. I know I should be - maybe this film will make me start.
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Post by: Maimi on March 28, 2011, 09:55:52 AM
The Tourist. :-\
I zoned in and out, due to how long it took for things to develop.
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Post by: Laura H on March 29, 2011, 04:50:22 PM
^ Maimi, I have forever been reading your name as "Miami" - I only just caught my mistake ;D

Kick Ass
This was a fun movie if you like action, dark comedy, and don't mind some gory violence.  Oh, and it features 12 year old female superhero/killer.
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Post by: Maimi on March 29, 2011, 09:45:34 PM
^ Maimi, I have forever been reading your name as "Miami" - I only just caught my mistake ;D
:D :D No worries. I answer to both. ;)
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Post by: Silt on March 30, 2011, 06:52:19 AM
The Speed of Thought - hmmm, it felt like a mixture of half a dozen movies :(
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Post by: Michael Edits on March 30, 2011, 07:07:20 AM
Batman the Thirteenth - Jason Comes To Gotham
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Post by: Silt on March 30, 2011, 07:11:45 AM
that reminded me

Batman and the Mystery of Batwoman - i enjoyed that one, have all his anime movies.
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Post by: catwoman on March 31, 2011, 09:43:52 AM
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.


still a bloody good film. Bought the dvd cheap........well worth the few Euros.

Love this flick! 
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Post by: catwoman on March 31, 2011, 09:45:16 AM
Crazy Heart....it was a good package movie for me:  good script, good acting, and good music.
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Post by: twisted wheel on March 31, 2011, 11:43:53 AM
die hard, die hard 2, die hard with a vengeance, and die hard 4.0  8)
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Post by: memnoch87 on March 31, 2011, 11:53:44 AM
die hard, die hard 2, die hard with a vengeance, and die hard 4.0  8)

Legendary

Black Swan.... what a let down. Would have thought it was ok but because of the hype was expecting to have my life changed!
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Post by: Silt on March 31, 2011, 11:57:00 AM
Blood Simple (1984), directed by Joel Coen
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Post by: McWawa on March 31, 2011, 01:41:55 PM
 "Le Château de Ma Mère "

sequel to "La Gloire de Mon Père", and both are based on ( parts of) the four-volume autobiographical novel of Marcel Pagnol.

I love those mountains behind Marseilles, though haven't been there myself for some decades now.
 Nice easy to watch story.
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Post by: catwoman on March 31, 2011, 04:00:04 PM
Blood Simple (1984), directed by Joel Coen

Very good flick...enjoyed it a lot!
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Post by: catwoman on March 31, 2011, 04:01:35 PM
you'd love MegaMind then Adrew :) or well I did and I really liked Despicable Me


I'm going to watch True Grit. I have both versions but its a hard choice :(

I loved the John Wayne version of True Grit so much that I don't think I can watch the remake.
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Post by: catwoman on March 31, 2011, 04:02:07 PM
Not a movie, but a TV show...Sons of Anarchy Season 2.  LOVE IT!
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Post by: Silt on March 31, 2011, 04:14:04 PM
can't go wrong with Coen :P

tonight i'm going to watch

Memento (2000) Directed by Christopher Nolan

ha, Sons of Anarchy :) i liked that show, though when they go over to Ireland it tends to dribble a bit in plot i found. and they have a habit of killing off good characters :) that fella (one-sack) i think that was his name, i liked him.

as for True Grit

give it a try, the girl Hailee Steinfeld did amazing, and even Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon did good. i think you will enjoy :)
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Post by: catwoman on March 31, 2011, 04:23:50 PM
can't go wrong with Coen :P

tonight i'm going to watch

Memento (2000) Directed by Christopher Nolan

ha, Sons of Anarchy :) i liked that show, though when they go over to Ireland it tends to dribble a bit in plot i found. and they have a habit of killing off good characters :) that fella (one-sack) i think that was his name, i liked him.

as for True Grit

give it a try, the girl Hailee Steinfeld did amazing, and even Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon did good. i think you will enjoy :)

OK, Silt...I'll give True Grit a try.  Memento is actually a very good movie.  Enjoy!
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Post by: Laura H on March 31, 2011, 09:38:58 PM
I'll 2nd the vote for Memento - one of my faves.  Just wait to watch it when you can sit and attend.  This isn't a movie you can walk away from and come back without missing out.
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Post by: memnoch87 on March 31, 2011, 10:30:05 PM
I will give a third vote for Memento and a second for true grit.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, thought the ending was a bit wishy washy but I am in the minority.

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Post by: Silt on April 01, 2011, 06:37:12 AM
I agree a bit about the ending, the actor they used for Hailee as a woman, didn't seem to suit me, and the scene at the wild west show seemed pushed. but beyond that, i thought the movie True Grit was very good.

never had time to watch Memento, but the weekend is upon me :) so now will. I did happen across

Dead Man's Shoes, directed by Shane Meadows, so have that to watch also :)
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Post by: Elliptical Man on April 01, 2011, 06:15:55 PM
I watched part of Whip It cuz I like me some Ellen Page. But I've seen it before.
Last movie I watched all the way through was 13 Conversations About One Thing.
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Post by: Laura H on April 01, 2011, 09:05:14 PM

never had time to watch Memento, but the weekend is upon me :) so now will.




I want to hear your verdict on Memento, Silt :)

Watching Inglorious Basterds now.  Great movie - my 2nd viewing.
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Post by: Jakey on April 02, 2011, 04:31:34 AM
Raging Bull with Robert de Nero.

Yes I know it's an old film, but have just got round to watching it.

Momento, just gets better each time I watch it.

Jakey
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Post by: tea+toast on April 02, 2011, 08:45:01 AM
aw, I loved True Grit  :)

recently watched Morning Glory - I think I should buy the dvd, enjoyed it so much
watched The Lakehouse at a friends last week - sweet but it has a happy ending so I'm bound to like it

Tilly

I want to watch The Next Three Days, anyone seen it?
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Post by: catwoman on April 03, 2011, 10:03:50 PM
Funhouse, directed by Tobe Hooper.  Creepers!  Had the same kind of feel as one of his other films, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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Post by: Silt on April 04, 2011, 07:02:18 AM
:) I really enjoyed Memento, realised I had seen it before a while ago, but still enjoyed. It reminded me of this anime movie Metropia, which is a great movie to learn how to use multi-pov's in one character, and a good movie also.

i did watch the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre a long time ago, that last scene when he's waving that chainsaw above his head on the highway, still lingers :) impressions like that last ;)

I am not sure what I will watch today probably

Dead Man's Shoes directed by Shane Meadows(i never ended up watching that yet)

or

Renaissance - a 2006 French black-and-white animated science fiction film by French director Christian Volckman.  Renaissance features a rare visual style in which almost all images are exclusively black and white, with only occasional colour used for detail.
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Post by: Andre Farant on April 04, 2011, 09:29:45 PM
Just watched C.H.U.D. Terrible and did not age well.

Then watched Jenifer, which is Dario Arento's contribution to the Masters of Horror series. The MoH are hit or miss, even with the big names involved, but this one was a hit. Enjoyed it (even if the ending was predictable).

If you haven't already, all you fans of Memento up there should check out Nolan's (somewhat) lesser known films, The Prestige (his follow up to Batman Begins...which you quite probably have seen) and Following (which predates Memento and uses a similar narrative structure...and which you quite probably have not seen).
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Post by: Solacium on April 04, 2011, 10:05:43 PM
Probably should have skipped this thread til I watched something else but I'm going to admit it:

Tangled. Yes, the Disney movie.  ;D
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Post by: CollegeGuy on April 04, 2011, 10:15:34 PM
Watched the Crazies the other night... really good IMO. I'm always up for a new spin on zombie movies  :P

~~CollegeGuy~~
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Post by: iconoclastic111 on April 04, 2011, 11:13:21 PM
"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" was the last film I saw. The film is about a man who is dying , and as he is coming closer to the spirit world, he begins to attract spirits of all kinds. Some are those of people he knew, some are the spirits of the surrounding jungle. Soon, he is speaking and interacting with them in a natural, normal way. The film is full of references to both everday Buddhist folklore and more formal and intellectual Buddhist concepts, with a lot of folk Thai references that I didn't get, but liked anyway. I think it's still playing at Film Forum in Soho. It won, with some controversy, the Palme D'or at Cannes.  It's in Thai with subtitles, but the Thai language adds to the film--it's a musical and very  pleasant sounding language. A man speaking Thai sounds softer, for instance, than a woman speaking German, it's a soothing language, and works well with the smooth dreaminess of the film. It's cinematography is beautiful. The film maker doesn't take himself as seriously as some Western filmakers do, and this might be a cultural thing- my favorite restaurant is a Thai one nearby, and it's staff and owners are polite, intelligent, and don't take themselves too seriously either. Great film.
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Post by: Elliptical Man on April 05, 2011, 12:11:29 AM
A documentary on UNLV basketball during the Jerry Tarkanian era: 1973 - 1992.
It was okay. Could have been longer.
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Post by: McWawa on April 05, 2011, 04:27:57 AM
Bonneville

A road movie with three middle age women and a vintage mid-sixities * Pontiac Bonneville convertible ( and the ashes of the husband of the main character).

Good movie, with Jessica Lange ( i'd watch anything with Jessica in it, even if it was just an old tee-shirt), Kathy Bates and Joan Allen. The characters are played well in this story about a woman who has lost her husband, has to get his ashes of his body to burial as per the wishes of  his daughter of a previous marriage, and doesn't wish to play the type cast middle aged widow. That's brief summary.  Got this one on DVD and it's not one of those which end up gathering dust on the shelves.

edit: i wrote mid-seventies, should be "mid-sixties" Pontiac. The story is not set in the sixties.
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Post by: Silt on April 05, 2011, 07:30:25 AM
I really liked Tangled. loved her swinging on hair screaming 'Best day everrrrrrr!' one moment and then crying in guilt the other. liked the horse too :)


I am going to watch Schindler's List - 1993 directed by Steven Spielberg. i have never watched it, but that just goes to show there are still good movies out there i have yet to see :)
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Post by: catwoman on April 05, 2011, 09:51:06 AM
Runaway Jury with John Cusack. 
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Post by: Silt on April 05, 2011, 10:51:18 AM
that's a good one, Catwoman
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Post by: Silt on April 05, 2011, 05:35:25 PM
Spartan - 2004 - Val Kilmer
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Post by: Elliptical Man on April 05, 2011, 09:00:20 PM
I finally saw Avatar.  And I'm glad I didn't spend money and see it in a theater.
Other than technical stuff, there's no way this over-hyped crap-fest should have won any Oscars.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 05, 2011, 09:22:56 PM
I have no idea how many times I've seen it before, but watched Gone With The Wind again last night.

Turner Classic Movie channel had it on. I thought I would just watch a few minutes of the beginning and then turn it off and read.

Wrong . . . those few minutes sucked me in once again and I watched the whole thing.  Can't help it, some movies never grow old. To Kill A Mocking Bird is another I'll watch every time. 
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Post by: Vienna on April 06, 2011, 06:28:44 AM
Free tickets to the cinema last night and I múst say well worth it.

Winter's Bone

can recommend it.
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Post by: Silt on April 06, 2011, 06:47:53 AM
yup, i really liked that movie also, V

one of my fav's for older movies is African Queen - Humphrey and Katherine

I watched Billy the Kid - Val Kilmer - he portrayed a more realistic character of the actual man.
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Post by: StevePre on April 06, 2011, 09:52:21 AM
Saw The American with George Clooney. Wonderful picture.
Saw The Human Centipede. a very poor horror film. I wasn't even that sickened by it. I think they really had a makings of a great sicko film with this one, but it never got there. Maybe some sex would have helped. 
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Post by: Silt on April 06, 2011, 11:23:28 AM
omgosh, the human centipede  - its been a while since i've heard that mention. now let me go wash my eyes out :P

i haven't watched 'the american' but heard it was good
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Post by: tea+toast on April 06, 2011, 06:26:11 PM
Just watched Rango with my son today, cute kids film :-)
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Post by: Andre Farant on April 06, 2011, 07:59:07 PM
Red Eye

A neat Hitchcockian thriller.
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 07, 2011, 03:40:02 AM
Jackass 3D.  :D   :D
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Post by: gigidoe on April 08, 2011, 10:43:11 AM
The one about Facebook.. Social media, I think it's called.
Just parts of it, though... on the plane.

Before that, I think "I am number four". Wasn't impressed by the execution, but I downloaded the book sample to my kindle. I liked the premise and think books are often better anyway.

(It's about Human-ish alien children with superpowers on earth. They have an enemy after them, but the thing is, they can only be killed in a certain order. The movie, obviously, was about number 4.)
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Post by: Jakey on April 08, 2011, 03:37:08 PM
The Bicycle Thieves. An Italian film made in 1948. After 2 years of unemployment, the impoverished Antonio's new job delivering cinema posters is threatened when a street thief steals his bicycle. Too poor to by another, he and his son take to the streets in an impossible search for the bike. (copied from Amazon)

It left me missus in tears. Not the ending I expected. Fantastic!

Jakey
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Post by: Andre Farant on April 09, 2011, 06:39:15 PM
Never Let Me Go.

Overall, I enjoyed it, but, having read the book, I can't say I'm the best judge. It was well addapted, but rather than focusing on one central theme, the screenwriter (Alex Garland, an excellent writer in both prose and script), tended to dip into each aspect of the novel, never fully exploring any one in its entirety. In this way, the film felt somewhat spotty and incomplete. But, again, this is from someone who's read the book.

The cast was excellent, though, and it is a beautiful, sad story.

The novel, by Kazuo Ishiguro, is also highly recommended.
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Post by: tea+toast on April 11, 2011, 09:09:49 AM
The Gods Must Be Crazy

If you've never seen this, try and get a copy, it's :D hilarious, best comedy I've ever watched in my life :-)
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Post by: JaskaranRajput on April 11, 2011, 07:03:43 PM
Salaam Bombay! - good Indian movie. I recommend it to anyone who prefers pure drama.
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Post by: Laura H on April 11, 2011, 07:31:10 PM
The Gods Must Be Crazy

If you've never seen this, try and get a copy, it's :D hilarious, best comedy I've ever watched in my life :-)

LOVED The Gods. ..
If you like that one you should check out The Coca Cola Kid. 

Just saw The Social Network - didn't love it because I couldn't identify with or like any of the characters.
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Post by: Andre Farant on April 11, 2011, 11:26:15 PM
Hanna

Fantastic.
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Post by: Silt on April 12, 2011, 07:16:24 AM
lol i watch too many movies. i've seen all them

there is a sequel to The Gods must be Crazy, i believe. i loved that guys jeep, always having to put a rock to stop it rolling.

i enjoyed The Bicycle Thieves

watched an Indian drama/musical, sadly can't remember the name right now but was funny/entertaining and a good movie also.

haven't seen The Social Network, but i'm sorta against facebook, so that's probably why i have passed even though it is probably a good movie.

--

today i will watch - The Next Three Days directed by Paul Haggis and starring (Russel Crowe)

it is a remake of a French made film called - Pour Elle (2008) directed by Fred Cavaye

it is about a man who is trying to do anything to free his wife put in prison.

**

thanks all for putting your thoughts on movies you've watched, it gives me ideas to watch other films

silt
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Post by: Maimi on April 12, 2011, 09:33:30 AM
Husband picked up Restrepo. I thought great, another war movie thrown together in Hollywood. That assumption was immediately squashed.

Storyline
Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban. -Written by Sundance Film Festival 
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Post by: Silt on April 12, 2011, 11:07:14 AM
that reminded me to watch a movie

Mildred Pierce (1945) directed by Michael Curtiz, staring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, and Zachary Scott
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Post by: Laura H on April 12, 2011, 09:51:50 PM
watching The Royal Tenenbaums right now.  It's been a few years - I had forgotten how much I like this movie!
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Post by: Silt on April 13, 2011, 08:27:23 AM
i have yet to watch that one, comeonpowerball, but will search now, thank you :)
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Post by: Silt on April 15, 2011, 03:17:36 PM
The Eagle - Which was basically another tale of the 9th Roman Legion that was 'deserted' by the Senate of Rome. This is about a man trying to clear his family's name by finding the gold eagle that was their marker. He has the help of a slave from the land it was lost to. Not a bad film.

Silt
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Post by: WordBird on April 15, 2011, 06:38:37 PM
Deliverance.

I will never joke about banjo music again.
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Post by: Andre Farant on April 15, 2011, 11:09:46 PM
28 Days Later

I'd forgotten how good a movie it is...
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Post by: Silt on April 17, 2011, 08:50:58 AM
Appleseed Ex Machina - 2008. Director Shinji Aramaki

I do believe the first one, Appleseed was produced in 2004. Both great animes in graphic details.
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Post by: WordBird on April 17, 2011, 09:29:44 AM
Smokey and The Bandit 2

Not nearly as good as the original one, but it was still fun to watch.
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Post by: Andre Farant on April 17, 2011, 10:54:29 AM
John Carpenter's The Fog.

Had never seen it before, so it was about time. Well done and still works surprisingly well.


Trick R Treat. A really fun watch in the same vein as Creepshow. Had me looking forward to Halloween.
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Post by: Sush on April 17, 2011, 10:58:19 AM
There Will Be Blood, one of my favourite films! Rewatched it because I've been bugging my girlfriend to watch it with me for ages because I know she would love it. For some reason she constantly refused (she seems to refuse to watch any film which is suggested by me despite any universal positive acclaim, awards, etc) so in the end I watched the Notebook as a trade off. She didn't seem that impressed but then I caught her looking through my stuff for the DVD so she could give it to her mum and stepdad- they said she couldn't stop talking about how good it was...
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Post by: herron on April 17, 2011, 11:59:21 AM
No Country for Old Men   :P
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Post by: Silt on April 19, 2011, 07:05:33 AM
Tangled

With my daughter because she's home with a bad cough.
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Post by: tea+toast on April 19, 2011, 01:45:13 PM
Mr Bones - loved it
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Post by: Silt on April 19, 2011, 08:28:42 PM
The Other Boleyn Girl

I have Elizabeth(1998) and Elizabeth- The Golden Age - on queue.
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Post by: Silt on April 20, 2011, 03:35:33 PM
The Cave - 2005

Something cold, dark and wet, to get me ready for Sanctum when I see it. :)
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Post by: Michael Edits on April 21, 2011, 11:12:21 AM
THE SOCIAL NETWORK.  Yep, the dreaded Facebook movie.  It's actually quite good, although I'd like to tell my fellow Americans that you people mumble too much and talk too damn fast.  Seriously, I recommend the movie, and you don't even have to use Facebook.
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Post by: Silt on April 22, 2011, 12:36:36 PM
Antichrist - 2009 - Director - Lars Von Trier  ( Starring Willem Defoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg )
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Post by: twisted wheel on April 22, 2011, 02:12:44 PM
apocalypse now


gets better each time i watch it
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 22, 2011, 08:40:55 PM
Last night I watch The Hill, directed by Sidney Lumet who died recently.
It is a 1965 film, set in a British army prison.

I had never seen it before, probably because I use to avoid (when possible) both military and prison movies.

It is well made with good actors. It made me decidedly uncomfortable because the characters quickly became 'real' to me and I hate the fact that I know such people as those in charge, exist.

Called "Staff" all but one was so power-hungry, caring nothing about others or the pain and suffering, both physical and emotion, that they inflict on others.     

Yet the story itself is so powerful that I wouldn't turn down the chance to watch it again.
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Post by: twisted wheel on April 23, 2011, 03:07:00 AM
Last night I watch The Hill, directed by Sidney Lumet who died recently.
It is a 1965 film, set in a British army prison.

I had never seen it before, probably because I use to avoid (when possible) both military and prison movies.

It is well made with good actors. It made me decidedly uncomfortable because the characters quickly became 'real' to me and I hate the fact that I know such people as those in charge, exist.

Called "Staff" all but one was so power-hungry, caring nothing about others or the pain and suffering, both physical and emotion, that they inflict on others.     

Yet the story itself is so powerful that I wouldn't turn down the chance to watch it again.


seen it many times times alice - and agree it makes you feel uncomfortable. great film.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 23, 2011, 10:30:53 AM
Good to know it wasn't just me Midnight. I don't know how I missed it for so long, considering how much I enjoy watching the Classic movies.
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Post by: Silt on April 23, 2011, 11:36:50 AM
I downloaded that movie also, Country4Gal.

Am looking forward to watching.
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Post by: Silt on April 24, 2011, 02:08:52 PM
Sisters of War - Directed by: Brendan Maher
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 24, 2011, 03:53:14 PM
I felt like watching a movie this afternoon, and since there wasn't any I cared about on TV, I searched through my DVDs.

The search ended when I found The Legend of 1900.

I first found this years ago at a Rental store, liked it so much I purchased the DVD.

It's the story of a baby, born and abandoned on-board a liner. How he was found by a crew member who raised him and sooooo much more.

I spot something special in this movie every time I watch it. Today it was a character's cigarette ash falling atop his shoes. Out of context, it isn't much, but in that scene - with that character, it says a mouthful.

Highly recommend if you like a good story, humor and a touch of sadness.
 
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Post by: Silt on April 24, 2011, 07:09:41 PM
Excellent movie, if that was the one about the pianist on that ship.

I watched 'Kill the Irishman' Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh ( based on a true story which happened in Cleveland )
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Post by: JaskaranRajput on April 24, 2011, 07:28:21 PM
Watch Water (2005) - it won't make you cry, but it might put a smile on your face.
 :D

Watch Salaam Bombay at http://www.hindilinks4u.net/2008/09/salaam-bombay-1988.html
 
if you to want to learn about India in a nutshell.

Report back here and tell me how it was.

(Don't worry - it isn't a musical, meaning that the music featured is actually soundtrack)


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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 24, 2011, 07:40:28 PM
Excellent movie, if that was the one about the pianist on that ship.

I watched 'Kill the Irishman' Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh ( based on a true story which happened in Cleveland )

That's the one Silt.   ;D
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Post by: Silt on April 24, 2011, 07:44:21 PM
Somewhere in my life I managed to pick up a taste for classical music. But I love instrumental as it comes without the confusion of words.
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Post by: Michael Edits on April 24, 2011, 09:25:30 PM
IN BRUGES is a very fine film. Clever, funny, thoughtful, and violent. Just plain fun.
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Post by: thatollie on April 25, 2011, 06:38:03 AM
Town, or The Town, or something... I'm not sure, it was directed by, and starred, Ben Affleck. It was good enough to watch all the way through.
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Post by: Silt on April 25, 2011, 06:52:13 AM
The House is Black  - Directed by Forough Farrokhzad  - About life in a leper colony.
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Post by: tea+toast on April 25, 2011, 08:45:17 AM
watched Flipped last night, even my teenage son enjoyed it - nice film

we also watched the latest Harry Potter, I thought it would be a lot more upsetting, it seemed very tame compared to the others
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Post by: Silt on April 25, 2011, 01:30:04 PM
I haven't watched Flipped, but will take a look.

Today I'm going to start with Sphere. I have seen it before, but after The Cave and Sanctum, it just feels right. There is another one I might wander into, The Abyss. But as yet I am unsure.

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Post by: Michael Edits on April 25, 2011, 11:03:11 PM
THE ABYSS inspired me to title one of my novels CONUNDRUM.  What I learned from THE ABYSS is that some stupid people (my ex-wife and family) will watch a movie if they don't know what the title means. The same thing happened with THE BELIEVERS, which belongs on Rotten Tomatoes or Agony Booth.
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Post by: Silt on April 26, 2011, 03:50:30 AM
Insidious - which let me down so much. Have they lost the ability to tell horror stories?
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Post by: thatollie on April 26, 2011, 05:46:07 PM
Insidious - which let me down so much. Have they lost the ability to tell horror stories?

Who's lost the ability to tell horror stories?
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Post by: Silt on April 26, 2011, 05:51:33 PM
Too many movies rely on sudden fright instead of building horrors. That grabbing hand, that jumped-out person/demon/beastly creature. A person can set off a firecracker behind me and give me that same sensation. It dissipates too quickly to catalog as horror.

Tonight I am unsure what movie I will watch. Possibly Waltz with Bashir.
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Post by: thatollie on April 26, 2011, 05:54:59 PM
I know what you mean, a cheap shock actually relieves the tension.
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Post by: Silt on April 26, 2011, 05:58:23 PM
Normally I find more trepidation opening a phone bill, than I do lately in newer horror movies.
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Post by: twisted wheel on April 26, 2011, 05:58:53 PM
watched arlington road after a nine year hiatus. this thriller is a chiller


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Post by: tea+toast on April 26, 2011, 06:13:17 PM
we watched I am Number Four lately, that was a really good thriller imho and I usually can't watch them, the last third wasn't so frightening but films like that don't often appeal to me, I had to check out the ending before-hand ..

I'll definitely watch any sequel (with my teddy and cocoa)
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Post by: Silt on April 26, 2011, 06:15:08 PM
I'd probably enjoy thrillers - horrors(rare to find) better without the music-tell keying up to warn me.
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Post by: tea+toast on April 26, 2011, 06:22:54 PM
the horrors I've watched don't make any sense to me - there was one about a girl who was raped and died, and had to then rescue her dead grandad who'd turned into a green zombie and she had to fight some cute guy who was a demon or something, then finally she cured her grandad and they both escaped into heaven via the bright light in the kitchen serving hatch. More of a comedy than horror

The Blob was hilarious and Mummy films are too daft for me to take seriously
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Post by: Silt on April 26, 2011, 06:26:59 PM
I used to write horror, maybe that's why I've become so pickie. Had them so dark even the shadows couldn't sleep.
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Post by: tea+toast on April 26, 2011, 06:34:32 PM
I have this book that keeps trying to be a horror, I don't want to upset the readers though, I want to write something nice and fluffy ... do you still write them? Ah nothing wrong with being picky, so many dire films I know I can do better!
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Post by: Silt on April 26, 2011, 06:38:13 PM
No, I stopped for a while because too-dark-writing is often too much. I have found you have to give a bit of light, its a bit like Yin Yang, a balance for comparison.

Anyway I don't want to hijack this thread, but nothing wrong with a bit of horror amongst to Peter-Cotton-Tail fluff :) Write on, let it out
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Post by: thatollie on April 26, 2011, 06:41:33 PM
Did you know that a lot of Disney fairytale cartoons were based on very dark stories?
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Post by: Michael Edits on April 26, 2011, 08:35:19 PM
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS. I'm not sorry I saw it, but the plot defies credibility in several places.
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Post by: Silt on April 26, 2011, 08:42:42 PM
I watched the new Thor t.v. series. Well I think it is new. The writing was sliced through wit.

I liked them.

Oh, Ollie? Yes to your question. The Grimm's Tales, I had a big blue bound book of them, were one of my favourite reads before bed. I wish Disney at the beginning would have painted them darker.

Ah, Bambi still brings a  :'(   Of course the short Godzillia Vs Bambi brings back the :D 
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Post by: Silt on April 27, 2011, 08:33:51 AM
The Sky Crawlers - I'll watch this today. Japanese anime

Death Hunt - Based on a true story of 'The Mad Trapper' (portrayed by Charles Bronson, with the local constable played by Lee Marvin)
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Post by: Andre Farant on April 27, 2011, 06:08:50 PM
Watched Hellraiser. Had been awhile.

The special effects are surprisingly good, and the horror is actually quite subtle (once you get beyond the gore), but the acting is terrible.

The book the movie was based upon, Barker's Hellboud Heart, is a great read, by the way.
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Post by: Silt on April 27, 2011, 07:16:49 PM
I went and got Hellraiser 1 and 2. Thanks for the mention, AndreOf
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Post by: Michael Edits on April 28, 2011, 06:53:08 AM
PAUL.  Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and an extraterrestrial smartass.  I liked it.
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Post by: Michael Edits on April 28, 2011, 08:27:42 AM
Due Date.  Well, the first 40 minutes.  I enjoyed Robert Downey Jr playing Tony Stark (not by name) in an absurd "comic" situation, but at some point the writing has to help the guy or I won't make it to the finish line. I hope he was paid well, because it's crap.
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Post by: Sush on April 28, 2011, 03:13:24 PM
Natural Born Killers, hadn't seen it before (for some reason) and still having nightmares.
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Post by: 510bhan on April 28, 2011, 03:17:22 PM
Thor
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Post by: Silt on April 28, 2011, 03:36:39 PM
I have yet to see that, Sio, but will look forward to watching.

I'm hunting for a movie presently. Maybe something classically black and white. :)
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Post by: tea+toast on April 28, 2011, 03:44:06 PM
I'm thinking about going to see Thor, it has good reviews. I wanted to see Limitless but it's not on near me.

SO.. tonight I may watch Sundays at Tiffany's
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Post by: Silt on April 28, 2011, 03:52:58 PM
Okay, it's settled. Paths of Glory.

Limitless sounds good too.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 28, 2011, 04:07:37 PM
I have yet to see that, Sio, but will look forward to watching.

I'm hunting for a movie presently. Maybe something classically black and white. :)

To Kill a Mockingbird
&
Arsenic and Old Lace

Two of my favorite B&W Classics.  The list could go on and often does.

Just saying Silt since I've noticed we seem to like similar movies.  ;) 
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Post by: StevePre on April 28, 2011, 04:14:59 PM
The American with George Clooney, enjoyed it
oh yeah, Broken Embraces, Spanish Film with Penolpe Cruz, interesting
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Post by: Silt on April 28, 2011, 05:20:11 PM
We ought to do a movie night/review, Country4gal. I settled on one, but your mention of Bogart has me thinking of African Queen, which is a favourite of mine. Thanks for the mention. :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 28, 2011, 05:56:53 PM
We ought to do a movie night/review, Country4gal. I settled on one, but your mention of Bogart has me thinking of African Queen, which is a favourite of mine. Thanks for the mention. :)

I like the African Queen also.  Did you know it finally came out on DVD a few months back.  Son #3 is also a movie buff - he has the DVD, but I don't . . . yet.   ;)

I like hearing what people like about the movies they watch, as well as what they don't like and why.
 
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Post by: twisted wheel on April 28, 2011, 06:05:38 PM

Okay, it's settled. Paths of Glory.

with kirk douglas? superb movie
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Post by: Silt on April 28, 2011, 06:07:13 PM
I have found that in the last few years, I've been looking intently at the writing of the movie. So well written phrases catch my ear and often make a great movie even better for me. My friend and I talk about movies probably every day.

Midnight Candle - Yes, I should have put the date. Thanks, I am looking forward to watching. I might have seen it before, but some movies are worth refreshment.
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Post by: twisted wheel on April 28, 2011, 06:09:34 PM
all this talk of B/W and bogart . . .

do i watch casablanca (gets better each time i see it)

or

to have and have not (lauren bacall is so sexy)

maybe watch both tonight  ;D
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Post by: Silt on April 28, 2011, 06:16:23 PM
Yup. I've been know to go on a film fest or two.
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Post by: tea+toast on April 28, 2011, 06:44:00 PM
Casablanca is a film I can watch over and over

Sundays at Tiffany's is a very sweet romance, aw - my son would cringe all the way through but he's a teen
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Post by: Silt on April 28, 2011, 06:54:48 PM
I've seen Breakfast at Tiffany's which I enjoyed, but never Sundays at Tiffany's so might give it a go.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 28, 2011, 10:01:59 PM
I have found that in the last few years, I've been looking intently at the writing of the movie. So well written phrases catch my ear and often make a great movie even better for me. My friend and I talk about movies probably every day.

Midnight Candle - Yes, I should have put the date. Thanks, I am looking forward to watching. I might have seen it before, but some movies are worth refreshment.

I seem to be picking up on some of the little things in the movies that actively show (yes, I know I'm watching a movie). The latest one that almost blew me out of my chair due to being so perfect.

The character was a powerful business type that was used to everyone knuckling under to whatever he said or wanted.

One person got his back up and told him off big time Face to Face, then turned and stalked out of the room.

The business man had stood there, a look of disbelief on his face, his hand holding a cigarette froze in midair. When he regain the power of movement and speech, to called (as in a loud and carrying voice, not an intercon) an underling to come to his office. Then he started to bring the cigarette to his mouth. The movement caused the now, long ash to fall, landing on his high polished shoes.

His expression when looking now, couldn't have been any better if a dog had walked into the room and used his leg as a fire hydrant.

As a tiny bit of the film, the whole thing took less than a minute I believe. But to me, it stood out like the one shooting star you looked up just in time to watch it blaze across the sky.  ;)
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Post by: Silt on April 29, 2011, 07:07:03 AM
That reminded me a bit of Schindler's List, Country4Gal, though I am sure that scene can fit in a few movies.

Today I am unsure what to watch as my thoughts, like the gaps between clouds, are empty :(.
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Post by: Maimi on April 29, 2011, 09:00:40 AM
I like the African Queen also.  Did you know it finally came out on DVD a few months back.  Son #3 is also a movie buff - he has the DVD, but I don't . . . yet.   ;)
It's been years since the last time I watched that movie. Love it.

I have found that in the last few years, I've been looking intently at the writing of the movie. So well written phrases catch my ear and often make a great movie even better for me.
If you've not seen it, give The King's Speech a go. I had to get my hands on the script after doing so.
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Post by: Silt on April 29, 2011, 09:21:58 AM
I've seen that movie, enjoyed.
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Post by: Michael Edits on April 29, 2011, 09:33:59 AM
I forgot to mention THE KING'S SPEECH. I saw it last week. An excellent film.  The previous tenants left about a dozen DVDS, and THE KING'S SPEECH has obviously going to set the bar where the other DVDs will not reach it.
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Post by: Silt on April 29, 2011, 12:31:17 PM
I'm going to watch - Murder, my sweet (1944)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 29, 2011, 06:45:21 PM
Watched "Australia" on DVD with son #3 this afternoon.  It's his DVD, now I want one.

Staring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackson. If Dave hadn't taking it home with him, I would possibly be watching it again, but this time with glasses on so I could read the subtitles when the Aborigines spoke in their tongue.

The story itself was filled with drama, some romance, moments that will tickle your funny bone if you're alive and breathing and due to the location, time it is set in and history, there is tragedy as well.

Even without my glasses, it was great. Being shot in Australia was an added bonus to the story itself. Beautiful.

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Post by: Silt on April 29, 2011, 09:09:15 PM
I haven't seen that, but have to say Murder, my Sweet was pretty darn good.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 29, 2011, 09:56:17 PM
And I haven't seen that one . . . adding to my "to be watched" list now.
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Post by: Andre Farant on April 30, 2011, 11:18:13 AM
Candyman

Guess I'm on a bit of a Clive Barker kick, the movie's based on his short story 'The Forbidden.'
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Post by: Silt on May 01, 2011, 08:27:12 PM
Waking Life - 2001 ( I have no idea, just found it. A quick peek showed me it was anime but almost like Scanner Darkly in filming. )

You have to reach out for something new :)
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Post by: SNewPen on May 01, 2011, 09:13:29 PM
Lemonade Mouth....Disney!  Before that The Great Fairy Rescue....
Ahhh motherhood.... :D :D :D
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Post by: creatoriat on May 02, 2011, 06:25:46 AM
If you mean original, I can't remember, there are so many bad films going around, I tend to blank them out.

Hangover was brilliant. The best flashback film ever.

I saw "The Road", (book failed to interest me.) not bad, Voggo Mortensen. I saw Avatar, fantastic CG's. And another Robin Hood parody by whatsisname.

I was going to watch "Skyline" but as all of humanity perishes, I thought, what's the point, another "dead author" story.
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Post by: Silt on May 02, 2011, 01:02:00 PM
Beyond Sherwood Forest - 2009
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Post by: MrFrankenstein on May 02, 2011, 01:21:56 PM
I tend to watch 1-2 movies a day. So working backwards. 'Biutiful,' Classic 70's Japanese revenge flick 'Lady Snowblood,' New Zealand film 'Tracker,' Hitchcock 'Family Plot,' awesome Finnish period piece 'Sauna,' animated film: The Illusionist... and that's roughly this last weeks intake of movies, give or take a few that I probably don't recall :)
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Post by: Silt on May 02, 2011, 01:56:23 PM
The anime 'The Illusionist' is excellent.
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Post by: MrFrankenstein on May 02, 2011, 02:20:55 PM
re Illusionist, yeah. Initially tried watching when I was too tired, which was a mistake. Its such a subtle film. It also helped that I'm a big Tati fan - so just about every physical movement of the magician was pure Tati from his movies (like one sees in that moment in the cinema, taken from 'Mon Oncle')
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 04, 2011, 12:05:53 AM
127 Hours

A harrowing and extremely well made film.

Also saw Let Me In. Though I loved the original, Let the Right One In, I think I actually enjoyed the remake a tad more--it was simply leaner, more streamlined.
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Post by: Michael Edits on May 04, 2011, 12:11:32 AM
I endured THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU just to see where Phillip K Dick was taking us.

Despite liking The Big Show back when he was The Giant, I didn't endure much of KNUCKLEHEADS before giving up.

Saving the best for last, I will watch THE GREEN HORNET soon.  :)

These DVDs were left in my apartment by the previous tenants, along with THE KING'S SPEECH (excellent), PAUL (not), and a bunch of unwatchable crap.
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Post by: Silt on May 04, 2011, 07:27:45 AM
I hope you endure The Green Hornet. For me the comedy side(though funny in small moments ruined what could have been a darker side if played by different actors.

I will watch 'The Girl Who Leaped Through Time' this morning.
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Post by: Michael Edits on May 04, 2011, 09:08:17 AM
I think THE GREEN HORNET is a keeper. A good balance of humor and darkness. Okay, maybe not so much darkness, but fun.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 04, 2011, 12:24:44 PM
I finally saw Avatar - enjoy it and will be wanting to add it to my collection.

Strange, it didn't take long for me to accept their unusual bodies and feel the freedom of movement they afforded.  ;)

I wouldn't even mind having a tail if I could move like that.
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Post by: Silt on May 04, 2011, 03:45:38 PM
13 Assassins - 2010 I believe. The hidden art of internal governmental politics with a touch of martial arts.
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Post by: tea+toast on May 04, 2011, 04:43:32 PM
I really enjoyed Avatar - something about the discovery of what it is to be free that chimed with me

But I don't think I want to watch The Green Hornet, would it appeal to someone who hates comic books?
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Post by: Silt on May 04, 2011, 04:55:49 PM
Only to jeer. :P
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Post by: twisted wheel on May 04, 2011, 05:00:01 PM
i've just bought REDACTED - a film by brian de palma. seen most of his films so hopefully i won't be disappointed

 8)
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Post by: Silt on May 04, 2011, 05:01:57 PM
I just barely made it through the credits of one a few days ago. I hope yours is better.
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Post by: sonieb33 on May 04, 2011, 05:39:05 PM
I too liked the Green Hornet. I never watched the original so I don't know if it was anything like it or not.
I thought it was really funny. Especially considering the guy who played Kato is a huge pop musician in Asia (Taiwan) and he actually doesn't speak English at all...and I don't think he'd ever acted before either. He learned his lines practically not knowing what he was saying...he learned them from rote. Pretty impressive, I think.

We had a Taiwanese exchange student a few years ago who thought he was all that and a bag of chips. lol 

In my opinion he stole the show. He was awesome.

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Post by: twisted wheel on May 04, 2011, 06:04:31 PM
I just barely made it through the credits of one a few days ago.

which one?
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Post by: herron on May 04, 2011, 06:06:29 PM
I really enjoyed Avatar - something about the discovery of what it is to be free that chimed with me

But I don't think I want to watch The Green Hornet, would it appeal to someone who hates comic books?
I enjoyed Avatar, too. But they can keep the 3-D stuff.  :P
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Post by: Michael Edits on May 05, 2011, 12:28:44 AM
But I don't think I want to watch The Green Hornet, would it appeal to someone who hates comic books?

It might.  I'm going to watch it again, with my wife this time, and she hates comic books.  Also, I could be wrong, but I don't think Green Hornet ever had a comic book.  I think he had a TV show that was trying to rip off the Batman TV show (so lame!) and be darker.  Well, The Dark Knight has darkness covered, but Green Hornet still seems to be hovering around the old TV roots but being way cooler.
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Post by: Michael Edits on May 05, 2011, 12:30:13 AM
I enjoyed Avatar, too. But they can keep the 3-D stuff.  :P

I watched AVATAR at home, and that 3D crap just made everything blurry.
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Post by: Silt on May 05, 2011, 06:43:13 AM
I liked some of Avatar but believe it relied too much on graphics, and the story wasn't brought out enough because of that.

I did enjoy 13 assassins.

Today it will be Grey Wolf - based on a true story, Pierce Bronson(starring)
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Post by: MrFrankenstein on May 05, 2011, 07:57:04 AM
Watched an okay Spanish horror movie called 'Julia's Eyes' - had some genuinely creepy moments. Also a doccie on prosthetics in horror movies, called 'Fantastic Flesh.'
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Post by: Silt on May 05, 2011, 08:03:21 AM
That reminds me. I have yet to watch Kill Kill Faster Faster.
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Post by: Silt on May 05, 2011, 08:14:13 AM
I am going to watch 'Julia's Eyes', as for 'Fantastic Flesh' I might have watched that for the title sounds very familiar, but curiousity will get to me so I will have to watch it again. Thanks for the post, Frank.
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Post by: MrFrankenstein on May 05, 2011, 08:19:16 AM
If you're a horror fan, keep an eye out for the period-piece Finnish movie 'Sauna.' Its got a certain something to it. Not high action, but high dread.
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Post by: Silt on May 05, 2011, 08:32:22 AM
Often 'action-packed' covers for lack of acting, or so I have found.

I will take a look for that. Appreciated.
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Post by: Silt on May 05, 2011, 09:44:12 AM
I have forgot to answer your inquiry, Midnight. The movie in question, of which I didn't make it through the credits or at least first 2 mins of film was Steven Seagal's newest attempt at acting. I've seen long days move faster than him.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 05, 2011, 10:32:14 AM
It might.  I'm going to watch it again, with my wife this time, and she hates comic books.  Also, I could be wrong, but I don't think Green Hornet ever had a comic book.  I think he had a TV show that was trying to rip off the Batman TV show (so lame!) and be darker.  Well, The Dark Knight has darkness covered, but Green Hornet still seems to be hovering around the old TV roots but being way cooler.

Having raised four sons who seriously enjoyed comics, I was pretty sure Green Hornet had started there. But had to be sure, so I searched and proved myself right. (I like when that happens.)

http://www.comicvine.com/the-green-hornet/29-45127/
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Post by: Michael Edits on May 05, 2011, 10:52:20 AM
Having raised four sons who seriously enjoyed comics, I was pretty sure Green Hornet had started there. But had to be sure, so I searched and proved myself right. (I like when that happens.)

http://www.comicvine.com/the-green-hornet/29-45127/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Hornet further establishes my ignorance.  But I do think we can call the movie a reboot.  And I remember The Brown Hornet, which makes a lot more sense after reading the Wikipedia article. Hey hey hey.
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Post by: Silt on May 05, 2011, 12:16:16 PM
I have Van Deimen's Land(2009) - From what I've seen about convicts sent to the New World's labour camps, which were situated just outside of settled lands. I think this was in the early 1800's. There was only a clip but the movie looked promising.
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Post by: MrFrankenstein on May 05, 2011, 12:20:37 PM
Van Diemans Land if memory serves me right was kind of fun. I don't want to give any spoilers though :)

Unless I'm mixing it up with another about hikers in that same region who run into some nasty types.  Certain kinds of film start blurring in the mind eventually :)
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Post by: Michael Edits on May 05, 2011, 12:26:17 PM
THREE SEASONS.  I don't recommend it.
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Post by: Silt on May 05, 2011, 12:35:42 PM
That's it, Frank. :) I spelt my own name wrong for 5 years before I got it right.
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 05, 2011, 10:21:27 PM
Serpent and the Rainbow

Wes Craven's take on voodoo and the Tonton Macoute.

Interesting. I'd like to watch it with someone more familiar with Haiti.

The book was fascinating, though non-fiction.
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Post by: Silt on May 06, 2011, 11:37:17 AM
I remember watching 'The Serpent and the Rainbow' on acid. That probably didn't help in understanding the plot.

Grey Owl - I enjoyed this film mostly because it centered round the area I live in. So the scenery was nice, oh and those two baby beavers were sooooo cute.
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Post by: Silt on May 08, 2011, 08:49:54 AM
I will be watching Zietgeist Moving Forward.
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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 08, 2011, 10:49:47 AM
Going through a nostalgia phase, so I threw on The Three Amigos last night.

Oh, great. You killed the invisible swordsman!
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Post by: Silt on May 08, 2011, 01:55:51 PM
Ah. I liked The Three Amigos. I will get that to watch. Thanks, and welcome to the site.

I didn't care much for the movie Thor. I expected better, though am unsure why.
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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 08, 2011, 06:14:15 PM
Ah. I liked The Three Amigos. I will get that to watch. Thanks, and welcome to the site.

I didn't care much for the movie Thor. I expected better, though am unsure why.

Cheers Silt!

Was tempted by Thor as it's got surprisingly good marks on Rotten Tomatoes. Maybe one of those you have to be in the right mood for - I'd imagine it's cheesy hokum?
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Post by: Silt on May 08, 2011, 07:08:00 PM
Oh I'm sure some will like it, and to be fair a few of the actors I did like, Loki was played well I thought, and the Ice Giant Leader, he was good. But I like the Norse-like figures pictured, probably from comic book days-gone-bye.

Give it a shot
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Post by: SenZ on May 08, 2011, 08:12:47 PM
I Am Number Four

Decent movie. Watch it if you have nothing better to watch.
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Post by: Bhayden71297 on May 08, 2011, 11:03:09 PM
Eragon :)

Yes, it's about a dragon and a boy. And yes it's a movie a 10 year old would watch usually, but I just thought the ending was just plain sweet! The whole movie is adorable.
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Post by: herron on May 08, 2011, 11:11:21 PM
Eragon :)

Yes, it's about a dragon and a boy. And yes it's a movie a 10 year old would watch usually, but I just thought the ending was just plain sweet! The whole movie is adorable.
I don't know about the movie ... haven't seen it, but the book was good. The author, Christopher Paolini, was 15 when he started writing it. The book was the third-best-selling children's hardback book of 2003, and the second-best-selling paperback of 2005. It was on the New York Times Best Seller list for 121 weeks. There are two book sequels, Eldest and Brisingr. I enjoyed all of them. For one so young, Mr. Paolini is an interesting writer.
 ;)
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Post by: Bhayden71297 on May 08, 2011, 11:13:24 PM
Really? I'll have to look into getting the books :)
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Post by: herron on May 08, 2011, 11:14:37 PM
If you enjoyed the movie I think you might like them.  ;)
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Post by: Bhayden71297 on May 08, 2011, 11:15:48 PM
Books are always better than the movies..in my opinion.
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Post by: herron on May 08, 2011, 11:23:52 PM
Couldn't agree more. The last movies I watched that very closely matched the books were the ones they made of J.R.R. Tolkeins "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.   ;)
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 08, 2011, 11:26:00 PM
Angel Heart

Haven't yet read the book upon which it was based, Falling Angel (it's on order), but the movie was excellent.
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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 09, 2011, 05:30:48 AM
Books are always better than the movies..in my opinion.

Yeah, almost always the case, although I preferred Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining to King's book. And Ringu worked much better as a film - damn that was a creepy movie.
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Post by: Silt on May 09, 2011, 06:45:56 AM
Books vs Movies - For me they are two different things. Though lately I've been watching movies for the writing more than the background noise/colour.

When I get back to the point where I can read a book without critiquing it subconsciously, then I think I'll enjoy books more.

I do hope that comes backs soon.

Not sure what I will watch today.
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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 09, 2011, 07:08:23 AM

When I get back to the point where I can read a book without critiquing it subconsciously, then I think I'll enjoy books more.


I get this all the time too, after having countless 'rules' rammed down my throat - never use adverbs, show don't tell, don't start with backstory. Then I read a multi-million bestseller and it starts with twenty pages of backstory, filled with sentences like "he was sad as he watched the dog prancing merrily about the street".
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Post by: Silt on May 09, 2011, 07:12:45 AM
:)

I don't fault a writer when I see their book. Mostly likely a few hundred opinions have changed it since his/her last touch of pen. We seemed to be squeezed inside of boxes when it comes to wordings. But I understand you quite well :)
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Post by: Maimi on May 09, 2011, 03:46:01 PM
I didn't care much for the movie Thor. I expected better, though am unsure why.
I thought they kept things moving. We enjoyed it, however, I don't know how well a hardcore comic book fan would feel. On that note, it's part of the fun playing Where's Stan Lee. You always know his cameo is coming. :)

The amount of humor was unexpected. Nevertheless, it was a treat. I did leave with a couple of questions, two things I thought were inconsistent. Although, I'll not voice them since some are probably going to see the movie.
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Post by: Silt on May 09, 2011, 04:04:46 PM
Ah yes, Stan reminds me of Alfred in appearance. :)

I wanted to watch Once Upon a time in Seoul - but ran out of time, hopefully tonight will become available.
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Post by: Silt on May 10, 2011, 08:28:06 AM
The Almighty Thor - a t.v. sort of comic side of Thor. The acting is bad but that was its intention and if you watch it with that in mind(though that takes some to get used to, there is a certain style that is enjoyable) I didn't quite make it through it all, but I believe it is more my fault than the director/producers/writers, who did as they intended.
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Post by: Silt on May 10, 2011, 05:33:22 PM
Once upon a time in Seoul - I recommend it, subtitled though, but if you don't mind, then you'll enjoy.
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Post by: thatollie on May 12, 2011, 09:29:00 AM
Enter The Dragon
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Post by: Silt on May 13, 2011, 09:18:01 AM
Goodfellas and then Casino

I have Invisible Empire (about The NWO) and Iron Invader (sci/fi)
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Post by: Chrissie on May 13, 2011, 09:24:51 AM
 :( Inception and it wasn't 30 minutes too long - it was 2 hours too long!
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Post by: Silt on May 13, 2011, 09:26:17 AM
Ha! Chrissie. :)

For me the ending was so bad I wanted to scrape the back of my eyes to remove its lasting image.
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Post by: Michael Edits on May 13, 2011, 11:39:08 AM
Inside Job.  Enlightening stuff.
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Post by: Silt on May 13, 2011, 09:23:54 PM
Iron Invader - B-movie sci fi - I mean if you have nothing to watch its okay for a b-movie type laugh. The guy from Danger Bay is in it. I thought that great, a fellow Canadian still rockin them out. :)
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 13, 2011, 10:12:28 PM
Midnight Meat Train.

Another flick based on a Clive Barker piece.

Surprisingly good cast, but the real revelation is the director. Adds an Asian sensibility to a hyper-American setting (even with the notable Brit presence). The violence is graphic, but rendered in a style more common to video games, allowing you to admire the technique rather than being overtly grossed out. In other words, it doesn't try to be hyper-realistic (à la Saw and Hostel) but permits the viewer to remove him or herself from the brutality.

I'm making it sound way deeper than it is. It's just a good horror piece and well worth a watch (as long as you don't mind gore).
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 14, 2011, 01:28:13 PM
Tron

Rob borrowed it from a friend and we watched it yesterday. Definitely not my type of movie. Started okay, but then they went into all the graphics and too often the so called background music (as often as not) drowned out the dialog.

I'm sorry, if I can't hear what the characters are saying, it leaves holes in the story line. 
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 14, 2011, 01:45:14 PM
Watched 'Runaway Jury' again. Great movie. Well written. Makes me want to read the book.  :)
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Post by: twisted wheel on May 14, 2011, 02:21:16 PM
insomnia - multi-layered thriller with al pacino and robin williams. always worth watching again.
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on May 14, 2011, 03:26:14 PM
insomnia - multi-layered thriller with al pacino and robin williams. always worth watching again.

I remember that one. Robin Williams makes an excellent creepy guy. He played another one in One Hour Photo.
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Post by: Silt on May 14, 2011, 06:06:56 PM
Zeitgeist - Moving Forward
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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 14, 2011, 07:52:26 PM
Midnight Meat Train.

Another flick based on a Clive Barker piece.

Surprisingly good cast, but the real revelation is the director. Adds an Asian sensibility to a hyper-American setting (even with the notable Brit presence). The violence is graphic, but rendered in a style more common to video games, allowing you to admire the technique rather than being overtly grossed out. In other words, it doesn't try to be hyper-realistic (à la Saw and Hostel) but permits the viewer to remove him or herself from the brutality.

I'm making it sound way deeper than it is. It's just a good horror piece and well worth a watch (as long as you don't mind gore).

Really enjoyed that flick, was definitely a surprise, although I loved Versus and Azumi (director's previous films). Got truly NUTS towards the end! It captured some of the menace of the short story too, while successfully expanding it into a full-length feature. Not many films where that's the case.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 14, 2011, 07:56:07 PM
Kelly's Heroes.  On youtube.  Tonight.  Great entertainment.

Gyppo
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Post by: thatollie on May 14, 2011, 08:08:03 PM
Here's one from yesterday and another from tonight.

Showdown in Little Tokyo
Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee

Dirty Harry
Clint Eastwood, that's what making movies for men is supposed to look like.
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 14, 2011, 11:14:20 PM
Frailty.

Hadn't seen it in a long while.

Great, often overlooked thriller.
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Post by: Lylac on May 15, 2011, 03:11:57 AM
"About Adam" starring Kate Hudson and Stuart Townsend.
It's available on Youtube.

"A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend."
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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 15, 2011, 05:29:00 AM

Showdown in Little Tokyo
Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee


Oh man, is that the one where Dolph leaps clear over a car that tries to run him down? You can't beat cheesy 80s actioners  ;D

Watched the first half of 'Welcome to the Space Show' last night before passing out. Crazy anime about an alien who looks like a dog who befriends a group of kids.
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Post by: thatollie on May 15, 2011, 08:36:02 AM
It's totally the one where Dolph jumps over the car. It's also the one where he has a samurai sword fight with the main bad guy, who gets impaled on a spinning catherine wheel. That's even cheesier.

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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 15, 2011, 10:11:01 AM
It's totally the one where Dolph jumps over the car. It's also the one where he has a samurai sword fight with the main bad guy, who gets impaled on a spinning catherine wheel. That's even cheesier.


Ha, yes! And then he explodes into bits! Legendary  ;D
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Post by: Silt on May 15, 2011, 04:55:02 PM
Ghost in the Shell (well the t.v. series) I have the movies, but haven't seen these as of yet.
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Post by: Aliyah on May 15, 2011, 05:50:34 PM
She's the man (love it needed a laugh at the time) ::)
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Post by: Marsha Canham on May 16, 2011, 10:07:35 AM
Water for Elephants...and it sucked.   Looking soooooooooooooooooo forward to the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie opening in...FOUR DAYS  (I've written several pirate books, thus the big WOO HOO *s*)
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Post by: trev on May 18, 2011, 11:36:45 AM
I'm not much of a one for movies, prefer live theatre; have any of you seen - Million Dollar Quartet at the Noel Coward Theartre.

Fan-bloody-tastic.

Last Saturday I saw the ballet Cinderella in Oxford.

Lovely.
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 18, 2011, 10:24:10 PM
Just watched The Omen (1976).

It's odd, I'd always thought I'd seen it before but great swaths of it were completely unfamiliar to me. I think I got mixed up since I'd read the novelization years ago...

Anyway, really great movie.

Directed by Richard Donner. I'd actually worked on one of his films nearly a decade ago...unfortunately it was nothing as good as The Omen. It was Timeline. :-\

Nice guy, though he comes off kinda gruff.
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Post by: McWawa on May 19, 2011, 07:39:49 PM
True Grit.

the latest version.
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 19, 2011, 10:11:24 PM
Teeth.

I'm not going to even bother describing it. Suffice to say it was quite good.
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Post by: Silt on May 21, 2011, 07:21:23 AM

Honeydripper - 2007 with Danny Glover. I believe about a bar in the southern states. It mentions a great sound track.
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Post by: Silt on May 21, 2011, 04:35:15 PM
Cache - 2005 - subtitled, and looks interesting.
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Post by: Silt on May 22, 2011, 07:38:05 AM
Chicago Overcoat - 2005 (I don't have a clue, just liked the name)
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Post by: RicardoR2 on May 23, 2011, 06:23:29 PM
Source Code! Brilliant story. Inception before that
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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 24, 2011, 04:55:11 AM
I really enjoyed that film, Duncan Jones is a genius - not a bad CV so far with that and Moon.

Saw 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed' last night, decent flick, Eddie Marsan is fantastically creepy yet utterly human.
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 25, 2011, 09:25:42 PM
Watching Sunshine again.

A frustratingly underrated sci-fi flick from the writer-director team that created 28 Days Later
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Post by: twisted wheel on May 26, 2011, 02:38:07 AM
Watching Sunshine again.

A frustratingly underrated sci-fi flick from the writer-director team that created 28 Days Later

great movie  8)
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Post by: twisted wheel on May 26, 2011, 02:49:18 AM
made in britain

a tv movie starring tim roth. once seen, never forgotten.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084287/usercomments
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Post by: Chris Barraclough on May 27, 2011, 07:23:35 AM
Watching Sunshine again.

A frustratingly underrated sci-fi flick from the writer-director team that created 28 Days Later

Second the great movie on Sunshine. I finally saw it last month, it reminded me of Event Horizon, which I used to love as a kid. Same claustrophobia and 'what the hell is going on??' moments, and some incredibly memorable visuals.
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Post by: Albatross on May 27, 2011, 07:24:18 AM
Fight Club

Not my first time watching it, a brillant film.
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Post by: Andre Farant on May 28, 2011, 08:52:14 AM

Waiting for 'Superman'

Fascinating and, as the son of educators, horrifying
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Post by: McWawa on May 28, 2011, 06:22:00 PM
"Micheal Clayton"


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Post by: Vienna on May 30, 2011, 03:37:42 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean - On Strange Tides 3D

enjoyed it. A good laugh

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Post by: Silt on May 31, 2011, 08:12:43 AM
Stake Land - 2010 - I am unsure if it is any good as of yet. I do have a few anime to watch, just in case that movie sucks :P
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Post by: Andrewf on May 31, 2011, 02:37:29 PM
Clash of the Titans

Was quite good considering it was a remake  :D
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Post by: twisted wheel on May 31, 2011, 02:57:21 PM
The Thin Red LIne

superb - gets better each time. great storytelling and directing from terence malick.

http://www.cinemagia.ro/trailer/the-thin-red-line-la-hotarul-dintre-viata-si-moarte-912/
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Post by: Michael Edits on May 31, 2011, 08:48:07 PM
Bat Tan, Vietnamese with English subtitles. Worth watching if you can find it where you live.
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Post by: Silt on June 01, 2011, 09:04:18 PM
Rio -  with the kids, was funny.
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Post by: Hex Mason on June 01, 2011, 11:08:43 PM
Spirited Away!

It was definitely odd, but it was incredibly good! I loved it.
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 03, 2011, 06:53:02 PM
The First Grader

A contemporary story (with numerous flashbacks) about an 84 year old Kenyan man, veteran of the war against the British and former camp detainee, who joins a first grade class room (actually a single-room school house) to learn to read.

Though a little sappy at times, it told an interesting story and highlighted a little known and stunningly recent part of history.
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Post by: WordBird on June 03, 2011, 07:23:50 PM
Last night I watched almost all of The Karate Kid. Never seen it before. It was really good.
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Post by: UltraViolet on June 04, 2011, 11:21:41 AM
Kung Fu Panda 2! Just came out not too long ago.
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Post by: Andrewf on June 04, 2011, 03:21:05 PM
The first part of Deathly Hallows that i got last Monday :)
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Post by: twisted wheel on June 04, 2011, 04:05:31 PM
brotherhood

quality storytelling and a great oriental film



gonna watch when harry met sally again tonight. brilliant screenplay
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Post by: cmb on June 04, 2011, 06:22:01 PM
I don't watch movies very often, but tonight I watched "Farinelli: Il Castrato" with the hubs and 12-year old daughter. Had I known about the erotic scenes, I'd probably have thought twice about allowing my 12-year old to watch, but no use sending her away when she'd already seen it.

Besides, I really bought the DVD to watch it with her, as she's currently studying the Baroque period in Music. The movie does help her understand the music of that era a lot better. (And, as we'll soon be moving on the the Classical Era, we just ordered the DVD "Amadeus" as well. I know, frivolous stuff there too, but not nearly as frivolous as what she's already seen in Farinelli, so we're safe.)
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 05, 2011, 10:30:52 AM
An interesting little film titled Peacock.

It's about a man who, upon his mother's passing, "creates" a wife to take care of him.

Incredible cast, including Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Susan Sarandon. Script was good but a little slow moving at times.

Worth a watch if you're into character pieces.
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Post by: Silt on June 05, 2011, 05:30:03 PM
Hannah - 2011

I liked the movie, a few scenes I think they pushed a bit too far.
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Post by: McWawa on June 08, 2011, 12:07:22 PM
Nicholas Roeg's "Don't Look Now"

based on a Daphne Du Maurier thriller.

with Donald Sutherland and the eternally beautiful Julie Christie ( even now in her grand old age).

I first saw this movie when it originally came out at the cinema, and years later watch it regularly on DVD.  A great, though sad , story and so well acted and filmed. Best love making scene ever.
In nineteen seventy four when in Venice, I spent a whole night looking for the churches in the movie but never found them. I did get lost and in the quiet of the very early hours kept seeing a distant gondola passing through the canals. We finally met up on the east side of the town and it turned out that the gondolier was the milkman delivering.
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Post by: firemaiden on June 09, 2011, 01:56:21 AM
Ninja assassin!
 Great story and all, but hell, the blood! :-\ It kept gushing out like a fountain. Worse than the blood in Sweeny Todd!
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Post by: Vienna on June 10, 2011, 07:51:29 AM
Le permis de conduire

a very funny french film. The fashion and haircuts are a bit dated but still a funny funny film.
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 10, 2011, 06:23:14 PM

Rewatched Cloverfield. Nice and short and very well constructed story-wise.

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Post by: mouselady on June 11, 2011, 01:50:10 AM
Nicholas Roeg's "Don't Look Now"

One of my favourite films of all time. The short story is brilliant, too.

Cheers,

Mouse
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Post by: Silt on June 11, 2011, 07:41:02 AM
Mouse Hunt - because it was funny.
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Post by: mouselady on June 11, 2011, 09:08:42 AM
Mouse Hunt

Eeeeek!

- Mouse
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Post by: Silt on June 11, 2011, 12:07:04 PM
It is a cute mouse though :)
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Post by: mouselady on June 11, 2011, 01:34:07 PM
It is a cute mouse though :)
Yes, and a funny film.
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 12, 2011, 09:22:57 AM

Monsters. A small film (so small, in fact, that all special effects were created on the director's personal computer), but beautifully done.

After the landing of a space probe, most of Mexico is "infected" by ten-story tall aliens. A photographer is tasked with escorting a young woman through the Infected Zone.

Though it could be compared to District 9 and Cloverfield, Monsters is a much slower, more contemplative film, focusing on the characters and the effects the invasion has had on the area. It's also an allegory for the American battle against illegal immigration.

A smart, well-executed film.
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Post by: Michael Edits on June 12, 2011, 10:36:05 AM
The Ghost Writer. Like a good old 70s-80s thriller that moves slowly to a very strong finish.
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 13, 2011, 09:26:08 PM
I have Ghost Writer in my too-be-watched pile. Look forward to it.


Watched Black Death. A smaller film with excellent production values. During the first outbreak of the plague in England, a group of soldiers is sent to investigate a village untouched by the pestilence and suspected of witch craft. Should appeal to most anyone who enjoyed In the Name of the Rose or The 13th Warrior.
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Post by: Michael Edits on June 13, 2011, 09:44:12 PM
The Bucket List
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 13, 2011, 11:28:25 PM
Re-watched Independence Day for goodness knows how many times since I watch it (usually) on July 4th.

Had company today that wanted to see it.  :)

It may well be the movie I fell each character was perfectly cast. Naturally, Will Smith was a perfect choice for the young jet jockey that wished to test outer space.

Enough action to satisfy most any man and emotional moments for the women as well.
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Post by: DGSquared on June 14, 2011, 12:03:58 AM
We took the family to the 12:05 AM opening of Steven Spielberg’s, Super 8. We arrived early, expecting a line. We were the first ones! Spielberg used to bring them in for the premier but the theater was not even half full. Quite a contrast to the last premier we attended. Times are tough.

So, Super 8? On a scale of 1-10, 10 being best, I give it an 8. Keep in mind, I'm easy.

Relax. I mean I'm easy to entertain. ;) :P 

I recommend Super 8 for sheer 'jump out of your seat' fun, exceptional acting, and special effects.
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The story is typical Spielberg. Not that 'typical Spielberg' is a bad thing. Fans know what to expect: great special effects and touching human emotions in a completely unlikely scenario.


Middle school kids sneak out in the middle of the night to create a movie on super 8 for a film competition when they witness a horrific event that, unbeknownst to them at the time, unleashes something terrifying!


Of course, it's over the top. You would be a disappointed otherwise. However, character action should make the story move along in a somewhat believable manner. Some of the scenes unfold where the character action feels irksomely unnatural. It goes beyond the, "Don't open that door!" or "Run! Idiot! Run!" you typically want to scream at the screen. As in, there is no way those kids, scared witless, would do that. They would run, "AAAAHHHHH!!!" all the way home.

There is an awesome scene that goes on, and on, and on... great special effects but, we get it.

Aside from that, the movie has its charming moments. Ellie Fanning as Alice, and newcomer, Joel Courtney as Joe Lamb, are superb as the two lead characters and with the rest of the under 18-year-old cast, make Super 8 a fun adventure.

~Deb
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 15, 2011, 11:02:09 PM
Watched Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt).

Hadn't seen it in quite awhile. Still interesting, but no longer feels as inovative as it had when I'd first seen it. Also feels a little too "hip."

A fun watch, overall.
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Post by: Idea on June 17, 2011, 02:58:10 PM
Went to see The Green Lantern today with a bunch of Year 8s. On the whole the staff (except me) enjoyed it more than the children.

But if you are into graphic novels I am guessing it will entertain.

The film I would most like to have watched today is Romeo and Juliet (Luhrmann rather than Zefirelli I think).
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Post by: Michael Edits on June 17, 2011, 10:15:27 PM
Gosford Park
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Post by: midnight candle on June 18, 2011, 03:06:23 AM
Bridget Jones' Diary (again). I've lost count of how many times I've seen it, but the dialogue and characters are funny.
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 18, 2011, 12:22:23 PM
Watched a couple of movies last night.

Vanishing on 7th Street: I really wanted to like this because I'm a fan of Brad Anderson's work (he also directed the excellent Session 9 and a few episodes of Fringe--he also did The Machinist but I wasn't impressed with that one, Bale's transformation aside), but Vanishing was dull and poorly constructed, narratively-speaking. Seek out Session 9 instead.

Bug: Directed by William Friedkin, director of the original Exorcist, this was an odd film. It is based on a play, which is obvious (takes place almost entirely within a single room), and, as such, focuses on characters. Builds very slowly but reaches a pretty satisfying crescendo and the performances are excellent. Not a pleasant movie and not for every one, but worth watching if you like disturbing and character-driven (think, Naked Lunch, Pi, Barton Fink, but not quite as creative as any of those).
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Post by: Michael Edits on June 18, 2011, 09:26:14 PM
Atonement, based on the novel by Ian McEwan, is excellent.
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Post by: Gayle on June 18, 2011, 11:16:23 PM
The Prestige. A storyline so convoluted that you have to watch the film twice to truly understand it. One of the best written films of recent years.
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Post by: Matt Walker on June 19, 2011, 06:02:24 AM
True Grit, the Cohen Brothers remake. I liked it, great acting all round. Although I wished they'd ended it without showing what happened 25 years later or whatever it was.
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Post by: 510bhan on June 19, 2011, 06:10:47 AM
Black Swan -- glad I didn't pay to go to the cinema to see it.

Beautiful dance by the Black Swan at the end though.
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Post by: Silt on June 19, 2011, 08:03:46 AM
Age of Heroes - A WWII story about a group of commandos sent behind enemy lines to destroy a German radar site.

Enjoyable.
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Post by: thatollie on June 19, 2011, 11:56:53 AM
The Green Hornet and it was tons of fun.
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 19, 2011, 12:08:38 PM
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

A surprisingly fun and funny mockumentary that follows the rise of a "new" supernatural killer (a la Michael Myers, Jason Vorhees, etc). It's a kind of love note to eighties slasher flicks but restrained in its use of gore. The lead actor is a minor revelation.

The last act is a little weak, but the first two make up for it.

A must-see for fans of the eighties' horror franchises.
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Post by: Michael Edits on June 19, 2011, 01:00:35 PM
A Portrait of Dorian Gray.  It's an older version, when Sir John Gielgud was a redhead and probably not yet a sir.  He wasn't young enough to be Dorian Gray, though. He was Sir Henry somebody.
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Post by: Matt Walker on June 19, 2011, 01:12:26 PM
127 Hours

A harrowing and extremely well made film.

Also saw Let Me In. Though I loved the original, Let the Right One In, I think I actually enjoyed the remake a tad more--it was simply leaner, more streamlined.

Let Me In is literally one of the most powerful and beautiful films I have ever seen. For me it completely blew LTROI (both book and film) out of the water. And Chloe Moretz is simply phenomenal as the vampire.
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Post by: morganlyfe on June 19, 2011, 05:54:43 PM
I watched Inception last night for the first time. I actually really enjoyed it. It was a neat premise, and even though it was a little confusing at times, I never felt entirely lost.
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Post by: Silt on June 19, 2011, 07:22:35 PM
Station Agent - a fine sunday-like movie.
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Post by: Andrewf on June 20, 2011, 07:10:11 AM
Megamind.


A fun animated film for all the family.
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 22, 2011, 09:39:19 AM
Room 205.

A rather beautifully shot Danish horror film. Nothing groundrbreaking but should appeal to fans of The Ring, Devil's Backbone or The Orphanage.
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Post by: Offeiriad on June 22, 2011, 02:49:14 PM
The Green Hornet and it was tons of fun.

I quite agree. And it was filmed here in my hometown. :)
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Post by: thatollie on June 23, 2011, 02:54:43 AM
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

It is still awesome.
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Post by: Silt on June 23, 2011, 03:17:40 PM
Good Night, and Good Luck  - 2005  Directed by George Clooney
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Post by: 510bhan on June 23, 2011, 04:33:07 PM
'Taken' was on the TV the other night.

My daughter's friends used to live next door to Liam Neeson's mum . . . they worry that if Kitty complains about their noise to him he'll be round to get them. ;D
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Post by: morganlyfe on June 23, 2011, 09:54:07 PM
'Taken' was on the TV the other night.

My daughter's friends used to live next door to Liam Neeson's mum . . . they worry that if Kitty complains about their noise to him he'll be round to get them. ;D

My dad watched that recently and freaked out because my little sister was going to Paris (she's there now) and he isn't an ex-spy, so he was afraid she'd get captured and he wouldn't be able to save her.... so far, she's perfectly fine  8)
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Post by: 510bhan on June 23, 2011, 10:00:42 PM
My dad watched that recently and freaked out because my little sister was going to Paris (she's there now) and he isn't an ex-spy, so he was afraid she'd get captured and he wouldn't be able to save her.... so far, she's perfectly fine  8)

Ooh -- I hope he doesn't get too freaked out and she keeps in contact with him. ;)
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 23, 2011, 10:25:48 PM
Don't ever let your dad watch Hostel.


...Actually, don't ever let anyone watch Hostel. It's a terrible movie.

...But especially not your dad.
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Post by: Andre Farant on June 24, 2011, 11:44:32 AM
The Adjustment Bureau.

Really great, inventive film based on a story by Philip K Dick. Haven't read the source material, so can't comment on that, but I thought the way the film-makers blended sci-fi/supernatural emlements into a quasi-conventional love story was fantastic.
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Post by: Buckskinjeff on June 24, 2011, 03:09:06 PM
Battle for Los Angelas
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Post by: Andrewf on June 24, 2011, 04:51:03 PM
"Paul"   A really laugh out loud funny film.  :D :D
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Post by: 510bhan on June 25, 2011, 09:41:41 AM
Mystic River
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Post by: thatollie on June 27, 2011, 03:00:37 AM
Columbo: Uneasy Lies The Crown
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Post by: Michael Edits on June 27, 2011, 03:05:09 AM
Green Hornet.  It was better the first time, but it was still fun.
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Post by: Andrewf on June 27, 2011, 04:33:28 AM
TRON: Legacy   :D
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Post by: Silt on June 27, 2011, 02:24:15 PM
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - 2005
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Post by: Silt on June 27, 2011, 07:11:31 PM
Death on the Nile - 1978
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Post by: Maimi on June 27, 2011, 07:34:09 PM
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - 2005
I remember this one. Poor guy got more mileage dead than alive. :)
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Post by: Silt on June 28, 2011, 05:53:14 PM
Saving Private Ryan - hard to go wrong with there.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 28, 2011, 07:04:42 PM
The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

I'm not really a big fan of movies involving a lot of martial arts; nothing wrong with them, just not my cup of tea.

But I'll watch if Jackie Chan is in it and know I'll enjoy the experience.

This one definitely didn't let me down.  ;D
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Post by: McWawa on June 30, 2011, 05:47:28 AM
Days of Heaven


  I went out and bought a cheap 25 euro DVD which plays all regions, unrestricted to PAL only, as the previous one gave up on me. The Criterion Collection  edition of this Terrence Malick film on DVD is only in the USA  version, so I am very pleased to be able to watch this film again (and with voice over dialogue from some people involved an option too) and again and again.
Nestor Almendros' cinematography work is excellent, as is Malicks direction and great acting too. One of my all-time favourite movies. Just beautiful to watch.
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Post by: Andre Farant on July 03, 2011, 10:13:38 PM
Had a fairly long flight so had the time to watch...

Megamind: Lots of fun. Actually look forward to watching it again.

Prince of Persia: Disney clearly tried to recapture the Pirates of the Carribean magic and failed quite miserably. Skip it.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief:  Great special effects but the story felt stilted and lacked a satisfying resolution.

Once home, I watched Carriers. Not bad, but somewhat uneven. Sort of a 28 days Later light (very light)--focuses on relationships rather than the premise.
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Post by: thatollie on July 04, 2011, 11:42:45 AM
True Grit, the new one.
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Post by: Maimi on July 04, 2011, 05:45:09 PM
Bloodworth
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Post by: Silt on July 04, 2011, 06:03:29 PM
The newest Green Lantern.

Once again a comic character ruined by others trying to make money.
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Post by: herron on July 05, 2011, 12:10:59 AM
Inception with Leonardo diCaprio

Good flick.  :)
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Post by: Andre Farant on July 05, 2011, 07:19:04 AM
Ne le dis a personne (Tell No One), a French film based on the novel by Harlen Coben.

An interesting, smart thriller with about a dozen twists (this thing flirts with convoluted but, thankfully, doesn't quite cross the line).

Seems it'll be given the American remake treatment--which is fine, as long as the casting is done well and the director well chosen (as they seem to have done for the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake--I'm actually betting the American version'll be better than the original, with which I was less than impressed).
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Post by: Silt on July 05, 2011, 08:34:49 PM
Little Big Soldier - It would have been nice to see Jackie Chan in another character. :(

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Post by: midnight candle on July 05, 2011, 08:54:42 PM
Paul - starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
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Post by: thatollie on July 05, 2011, 09:32:51 PM
Magnum Force

The second Dirty Harry film; it's pretty good but nowhere near the first one.
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Post by: NicoleJames on July 05, 2011, 09:42:33 PM
Transformers 3.  Loved it.  Will be buying the Blu-Ray to complete my collection.  Can't wait to see Captain America!
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Post by: Silt on July 06, 2011, 07:03:12 PM
The Mechanic
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Post by: NicoleJames on July 07, 2011, 05:41:52 AM
The Mechanic

Ooh, action!  Love it!

I think I want to watch Underworld tonight.  It just arrived from Netflix and I haven't watched it yet.  I've seen it, of course, but I'm thinking that I need a dark vamp movie to get my creative juices flowing.
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Post by: Michael Edits on July 07, 2011, 05:45:57 AM
An Education.  It's a strange little movie.
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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on July 07, 2011, 09:02:54 AM
Cars 2, in 3D, with my 5-year-old boy.

Superb mother-son bonding afternoon! And I'm now a 3D convert.  ;D
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Post by: Laura H on July 08, 2011, 09:56:37 PM
Murder by Death - a goofy classic!
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Post by: Butterfly21 on July 08, 2011, 10:55:07 PM
Freq Asked Questions About Time Travel. Hilarious sci-fi comdey.  ;D
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Post by: jvk1120 on July 09, 2011, 12:58:50 AM
Pootie Tang


too funny to describe
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Post by: mouselady on July 09, 2011, 01:31:01 AM
Paul - starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

What did you think of it? I'm thinking of renting it on LoveFilm.
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Post by: Michael Edits on July 09, 2011, 02:38:26 AM
What did you think of it? I'm thinking of renting it on LoveFilm.

I wasn't impressed by PAUL.
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Post by: Andrewf on July 09, 2011, 02:40:45 PM
I was...   I thought it was an extremely funny film...   

But anyone who disapproves of vulgar or crude language wouldn't approve of Paul  ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 13, 2011, 06:33:14 PM
I saw Lion of the Desert with Anthony Quinn last night.

Was impressed both by the movie and Quinn so much that I ordered the DVD today.

I'm not real big on watching war movies, but this one was so well written, directed and acted - plus the fact I learned a bit of history I had somehow missed all these years, I not only wanted to watch it again, but share it with my family.
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Post by: megansara on July 16, 2011, 02:57:15 AM
Last night I watched The Green Mile with Tom Hanks and Michael Clark Duncan. I really enjoyed it.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 16, 2011, 01:45:13 PM
Last night I watched The Green Mile with Tom Hanks and Michael Clark Duncan. I really enjoyed it.

That is a good movie. Saw it first in the theater, liked it so well I got the DVD when it came out.
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Post by: perdita on July 17, 2011, 10:01:47 AM
MY SUMMER OF LOVE.       Love the quiet atmosphere of this film, plus a soundtrack by Goldfrapp.
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Post by: NicoleJames on July 19, 2011, 03:02:09 PM
X-Men First Class
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Post by: NicoleJames on July 19, 2011, 03:02:45 PM
Last night I watched The Green Mile with Tom Hanks and Michael Clark Duncan. I really enjoyed it.

I can't watch that anymore, now that I know "Percy" married a 16 year old.  Gag!
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Post by: Matt Walker on July 22, 2011, 09:42:47 AM
Shutter Island - Scorsese is the man.

Hugo Cabret, directed by Scorsese, is out later this year I think.
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Post by: thatollie on July 22, 2011, 12:09:11 PM
I can't watch that anymore, now that I know "Percy" married a 16 year old.  Gag!

Chaplin married a 15 year old, that's even worse.
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Post by: McWawa on July 23, 2011, 04:35:58 AM
Midnight Run

with Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin.

There was a time when a friend, in a multi occupancy dwelling, had a limited amount of VHS and this one and the Mad Max trilogy were the sum total. We watched Midnight Run on a very regular basis. I still enjoy it.
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Post by: thatollie on July 23, 2011, 10:57:41 AM
Last night I watched The Blues Brothers. Today I watched MASH.
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Post by: McWawa on July 24, 2011, 04:04:52 AM
The Italian Job.

Original film with Micheal Caine and Benny Hill.

Early in the film Caine asks one of his team what the mechanic is doing with a Mini,s they walk passed in the garage. He replies that they are having trouble with the "diff", and they are working on the back of the car. Minis are front wheel drive and don't have  a rear axle differential. i never noticed that blooper (is that the right word) before.
"You're only supposed to blow off the bleedin' doors" : that was a bit outrageous to hear when we were children in the cinema way back when.

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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 24, 2011, 09:28:31 AM
Re-watched Raiders of the Lost Ark yesterday. Planning to watch The Temple of Doom later later today.

Yes, I have like Indiana Jones ever since I first watched it years ago.  :)
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Post by: ellie on July 24, 2011, 11:19:38 AM
Dr Zhivago
starring Julie Cristie and Omar Shariff
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Post by: Laura H on July 29, 2011, 09:22:25 PM
Charade !

Audrey Hepburn!

Carey Grant!

Sigh.
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Post by: Matt Walker on July 30, 2011, 03:17:06 AM
The Lovely Bones was on channel 4 last Sunday. Bit weird, but great acting.
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Post by: thatollie on July 30, 2011, 07:43:28 AM
127 Hours, for a film about a bloke cutting his own arm off it was quite funny.
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Post by: Maimi on July 30, 2011, 10:25:32 AM
Source Code

I'm skeptical when it comes to movies returning to a specific time or event repeatedly.

I liked this one more than I thought I would. :)
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Post by: Andrewf on July 30, 2011, 12:45:08 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
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Post by: Michael Edits on August 15, 2011, 03:53:53 AM
My DVD claims the name is BEUTIFUL. It's Spanish with English subtitles, starring Javier Barden, and it's quite excellent. There's a reason it won stuff at Cannes.


Then I watched THE BLIND SIDE. So frustrating. They showed that they are quite capable of faithfully reproducing the book. Then when they veered far away from it, I just wanted to cry. Why do you have to "embellish" with stupid sh*t that is neither entertaining nor credible?  Simplification happens, sure, but not some of the stuff in that film.
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Post by: mudge on August 16, 2011, 12:15:44 PM
"The Town" starring Ben Affleck.  It's not "Gone With The Wind" but it was entertaining enough late night venue.
 ;D
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Post by: Michael Edits on August 17, 2011, 10:05:05 AM
Water For Elephants.  Not sure what all the hoopla's about.
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Post by: thatollie on August 18, 2011, 03:10:31 AM
Once upon a time in the west
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Post by: Laura H on August 18, 2011, 01:21:52 PM
It's Kind of a Funny Story

great movie!
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Post by: midnight candle on August 19, 2011, 06:39:40 PM
Once upon a time in the west
That is a superb movie - Sergio Leone's best IMO
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Post by: midnight candle on August 19, 2011, 06:40:39 PM
Just watched Capricorn One.

A great cat and mouse adventure thriller. I forgot how good it was.  8)
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Post by: thatollie on August 19, 2011, 06:44:31 PM
That is a superb movie - Sergio Leone's best IMO

Truly superb, I can't understand why the person who gave me the DVD didn't like it.
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Post by: mudge on August 20, 2011, 11:13:59 PM
Beat the Devil, with Bogart.
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Post by: Andrewf on August 21, 2011, 02:31:56 PM
Despicable Me        :D
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Post by: sara on August 22, 2011, 03:14:39 PM
You Again.  ;D
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Post by: Andrewf on August 22, 2011, 03:41:52 PM
Yup. me again. :D


oh, you meant the movie...    :-[ :-[   ;D
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Post by: sara on August 22, 2011, 03:43:52 PM
Ha ha, lol. Believe it or not that is the name of a movie... ;D
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Post by: midnight candle on August 23, 2011, 12:16:37 AM
Sideways

Starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Hayden Church.

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi864551193/
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Post by: mudge on August 28, 2011, 12:59:34 PM
Snatch, Guy Ritchie directing.   I suspect this was a UK film primarily, but it has an ensemble cast that worked together quite well, I think. 

(not for those who eschew violence)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208092/
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Post by: midnight candle on August 28, 2011, 01:05:51 PM
The hunt for Red October


Okay, Sean Connery has a corny Russian accent, but it's still a great film.
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Post by: thatollie on August 28, 2011, 03:26:09 PM
Snatch, Guy Ritchie directing.   I suspect this was a UK film primarily, but it has an ensemble cast that worked together quite well, I think.  

(not for those who eschew violence)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208092/

I'd say it's the best film Brad Pitt has ever been in, after True Romance.
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Post by: mudge on August 28, 2011, 03:46:40 PM
Thanks for this Ollie!   Somehow I've missed seeing that one.  I shall send golem out forthwith for the dvd.

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Post by: thatollie on August 28, 2011, 03:47:52 PM
You're very welcome, good films deserve to be seen. If you ever need another recommendation, I'll probably be online then as well.
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Post by: Vienna on August 28, 2011, 03:59:47 PM
one of my favourites

"The Ninth Gate"
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Post by: A.J.B on August 28, 2011, 05:04:33 PM
Source Code. This was a very good movie and bought it totally at random. Well worth it.
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Post by: midnight candle on September 05, 2011, 04:56:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1AqJMpIBEM

I just watched 102 MINUTES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD again. Thought it was a good time to remind me of what happened on 9/11

If you haven't seen this movie, it's a fantastic documentary chronicling the strike and subsequent hours afterwards.
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Post by: thatollie on September 07, 2011, 10:08:34 PM
Brighton Rock, the new one, which takes my opinion of that story to one great book and two great films.
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Post by: Laura H on September 08, 2011, 06:43:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1AqJMpIBEM

I just watched 102 MINUTES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD again. Thought it was a good time to remind me of what happened on 9/11

If you haven't seen this movie, it's a fantastic documentary chronicling the strike and subsequent hours afterwards.

You know, I still can't watch the film footage or even look at the newspapers I saved from the day.  God, those photos of people jumping rather than burning  :'(


The Adjustment Bureau
very interesting premise & overall well done flick
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Post by: MichaelCraigBibby on September 08, 2011, 08:17:53 PM
I worked at Blockbuster tonight, so afterwords i went home and watched Never back down 2 and Your highness

Both great films by the way :) 

now I'm going to read 

 
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Post by: Laura H on September 09, 2011, 09:06:40 PM
The Shining

It's on BBC right now :o :o :o :o
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Post by: Laura H on October 25, 2011, 04:19:04 PM
Okay, it's not a movie, but I'm hooked on American Horror Story on the FX channel in the USA.  It is very well done, and very, very scary!
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Post by: Ken100 on October 25, 2011, 04:42:37 PM
The last movie I watched was 'Drive' with Ryan Gosling, who is also starring in George Clooney's latest film, 'The Ides of March'.
Ryan Gosling has been around for a while, about 10 years now, but not many people have heard of him. That's all going to change now, he is going to be BIG, and deservedly so. He's a phenomenal actor.
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Post by: AshleyNHart on November 25, 2011, 10:30:32 PM
Latest Movie I watched On TV was Red State, It was very... "Interesting" I am So opinionated on the whole westboro baptist church and Fred Phelps and how Sadistic That man is. They were actually in my town not too long ago and I went to the Showing of the movie when it first came out.

It is so hard to believe how one man could brain wash a bunch of people to think that way. I think Kevin Smith did a awesome job Portraying Fred Phelps and his family and getting people to be aware that the way they think could be dangerous. But one thing I wasn't to happy about was that they invited the family to the premier of the movie... Yes lets show the Phelps "A already Messed up family" what they really could do if they put their minds to it.

Latest movie I watched in Theaters... was Breaking Dawn. Although I have seen every movie so far. I am still rather upset that a movie like Breaking dawn could protray "Vampires" as Sparkling idiots. Although everyone has their opinion and sight on what mythical beings are in their minds. Making a being of anykind sparkle is asking for a laughing crowd. but all in all I think this one was the best of all of them. The wedding scene was breath taking, the Honeymoon was sexy and sexual, and the birthing was demented and almost scary in a way. But over all It was a rather good movie. But can we please stop making mythical characters "SPARKLE" its like turning a monster into a fairy... not rather interesting if I say so.
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Post by: Michael Edits on November 25, 2011, 10:42:39 PM
Green Hornet. I'm still a fan.
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Post by: Skip Slocum on November 27, 2011, 04:40:01 AM
I just finished watching, 'The Eagle'

An extremely enjoyable period piece. I shall watch it again and again for the imagery and hopefully I can apply some of it to my story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eagle_(2011_film)

Skip
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Post by: Vienna on November 27, 2011, 05:17:37 AM
Contagion
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Post by: midnight candle on November 27, 2011, 07:52:27 AM
Goodfellas (again)
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Post by: herron on November 27, 2011, 09:41:36 AM
Rango      cutesy cartoon...my grandson thought it was boring
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Post by: Sharon L on November 27, 2011, 11:37:56 AM
"A Beautiful Mind" (on DVD) last night, but "The Help" (at the theater) last Sunday night.

Looking forward to watching "True Grit" this evening on DVD!


Sharon L.
 
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Post by: bowmore bill on December 02, 2011, 05:24:54 PM
Shutter Island, what a surprise ending, supberb.
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Post by: thatollie on December 03, 2011, 06:04:51 AM
I came home from work yesterday and really needed an awesome film, so I watched Die Hard.
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Post by: Andrewf on December 03, 2011, 04:00:37 PM
Cowboys and Aliens     :D
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Post by: Vel on December 03, 2011, 04:17:39 PM
Please don't judge me, but I just finished Mrs 'Arris goes to Paris. Angela Landsbury and Omar Shariff, how could I refuse?
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 03, 2011, 05:42:29 PM
Cowboys and Aliens     :D

Andrew, I keep seeing the ads for this one. Tell me, what did you think of it.
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Post by: thatollie on December 04, 2011, 08:03:40 AM
Continuing with watching awesome films, I watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly last night.
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Post by: Laura H on December 04, 2011, 01:34:34 PM
Pirate Radio
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Post by: Andrewf on December 04, 2011, 02:16:16 PM
Andrew, I keep seeing the ads for this one. Tell me, what did you think of it.

It wasn't a bad little SciFi escapist action movie.

Not a very strong plot, but enough to keep it moving.


Not one I would recommend going to the cinema to watch...  but good enough to rent on DVD   :D
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 04, 2011, 02:35:18 PM
30 Mins or Less - I enjoyed a good laugh and admired the writing.
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Post by: herron on December 05, 2011, 12:00:38 AM
The Adjustment Bureau  - good flick
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Post by: Laura H on December 06, 2011, 04:22:36 PM
Capote
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 10, 2011, 02:45:36 PM
Red Dog - true story about a red dog (cameo appearance of a red cat)

Never Cry Wolf - filmed in the Canadian upback(like an outback but further north)

I liked them both.
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Post by: Michael Edits on December 10, 2011, 03:19:40 PM
The Longest Yard, again. The newer version. I wish I had the older version as well. Someone give me a copy for Christmas.
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Post by: BrambleRGray on December 10, 2011, 03:39:38 PM
The Help both of my males liked it..which was a big surprize.
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Post by: hedinsen on December 10, 2011, 11:54:02 PM
I like history type films:  Mary Queen of Scots.
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Post by: cosmo on December 11, 2011, 12:16:01 AM
John Huston's "Beat the Devil" - fantastic dialogue!
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 11, 2011, 09:46:01 AM
Centurian - part of a 3 movies dealing with the 9th Legion and its disappearance/betrayal. I enjoyed.
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Post by: midnight candle on December 11, 2011, 10:07:13 AM
The Usual Suspects - great dialogue and storytelling.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 26, 2011, 05:21:10 PM
I have a big movie night planned for myself. Well, actually I've been watching a few all day, but tonight I have one in particular.

M - 1931 - Fritz Lang

after that a few anime. Just waiting on popcorn. :)

Opps, the one I just watched was

Waltz with Bashir - anime 2008
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Post by: Laura H on December 26, 2011, 06:07:36 PM
Planning to watch The American tonight.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on December 27, 2011, 03:09:48 PM
1912 - Jackie Chan

I liked.
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Post by: Maimi on December 27, 2011, 03:10:41 PM
Watched Warrior over the weekend.

The fights were intense, but that doesn't mean other areas were neglected.
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Post by: midnight candle on December 27, 2011, 06:28:17 PM
Yojimbo

starring Toshiro Mifune.

A superb Akira Kurosawa movie that was remade as A Fistful Of Dollars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG-bIljVFLw&feature=related

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Post by: Laura H on December 27, 2011, 07:13:13 PM
watched The Bridesmaids.  Raunchy! 
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 28, 2011, 11:14:43 AM
I watched Spencer's Mountain with Henry Fonda last night - actually watched from start to finish without stopping to do anything else.  :D

Enjoyed the time spend visiting a time gone by.
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Post by: thatollie on December 28, 2011, 08:03:22 PM
What else? I watched The Muppet Christmas Carol.
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Post by: McWawa on January 02, 2012, 09:39:30 AM
"Where the North Wind Blows"

Bought this one, dvd, at a second hand place for a few coins, great movie and Christmas viewing.

I do not have cable or satellite, there is no more broadcast tv (anntenna ), the big Tv is broke, the home computer is broke, i'm broke, but the small portable tv works and the dvd machine.( in a library for the 'net now).
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Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2012, 07:48:40 PM
I watched Toy Story 2 and 3 on Blu Ray, they look amazing.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 02, 2012, 08:16:28 PM
The Veteran 2010 - I liked the movie but the ending was too predictable. He should have thrown that kid off the balcony that one time. I would have.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 06, 2012, 08:43:11 AM
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - one of the trilogy sets which include

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl Who Played with Fire
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Post by: Andrewf on January 06, 2012, 04:15:15 PM
the last few days have been a movie-fest...

Most recent first...

I Am Number Four
Green Lantern
Tangled
Thor
X-Men, First Class
Transformers - Dark Side of the Moon
Pirates of the Carribean, On Stranger Tides
Captain America
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Post by: Laura H on January 06, 2012, 06:12:01 PM
Tree of Life

It was pretty, but too abstract for my mood
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 06, 2012, 08:27:43 PM
I'm off to watch 'The 300 Spartans' - 1961

I think it might have been the based film of '300' - only not as touched up in the abs :P
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Post by: thatollie on January 07, 2012, 03:57:00 AM
Andrew, is Green Lantern as terrible as my brother says it is?
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Post by: Andrewf on January 07, 2012, 02:26:26 PM
Andrew, is Green Lantern as terrible as my brother says it is?

That depends if you are watching it as a fan of Green Lantern comics or not.

If you are a fan....  then it is terrible.  :D

However, if you just watch it as a superhero type action film...  then it is passable.  :D
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Post by: thatollie on January 07, 2012, 03:07:16 PM
My brother doesn't read comics and he thinks it's terrible. I do read comics, so by your logic opinion, I'll think it's even worse.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 07, 2012, 03:12:27 PM
I really must go the the cinema again.  It's been ages.  Maybe I should get myself on the mailing list for the local new 'flea-pit'.  It's one of those multi-plex places.  The individual cinemas are fine, but the 'tunnels', for want of a better description, between them and the front door are low roofed and distinctly claustrophobic.  Like the roof falling in on you if you've you've just come out from watching a Western or Sea-going film with lots of wide open spaces on the screen ;-(

Gyppo
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Post by: Laura H on January 07, 2012, 10:41:04 PM
Source Code

The whole family liked this one
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Post by: thatollie on January 08, 2012, 08:23:17 AM
Source Code

The whole family liked this one

And so did I.
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Post by: John Wayne on January 08, 2012, 08:54:49 PM
Hugo with the fam which everyone enjoyed clearly (I also loved the book)

The Departed (for a second time)

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Post by: WoodridgeNZ on January 09, 2012, 05:40:28 AM
Took the kids to Happy Feet 2 this afternoon. We all enjoyed it, though perhaps for different reasons. (I vetoed Alvin and the Chipmunks, but I guess I'll still have to suffer through that before the school holidays are over.)

Looking forward to Hugo. I think it will be here soon - saw the trailer today.
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Post by: midnight candle on January 09, 2012, 06:40:05 AM
Secretary

starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 13, 2012, 09:35:56 PM
Lebanon(2009) - guys in a tank, so mostly drama.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 15, 2012, 07:30:33 AM
Man in the White Suite (1951) - Sci-fi
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Post by: heidi52 on January 15, 2012, 10:10:07 AM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Loved the book, and for once didn't hate a movie made of a book I loved.

High praise, from me.  :D
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 15, 2012, 11:23:45 AM
I watched the first two of that tri-series, Heidi. The first one was good, but I found the second's acting a bit strenous to get by, so far, from what I've seen(and now added with your high praise) I am looking forward to the 3rd in that series.
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Post by: heidi52 on January 15, 2012, 04:26:05 PM
I read the book, so I knew the story, but at one point while watching the movie I found I was clenching my teeth.  That's a pretty good cinematic involvement, in my opinion.  ;D ;D
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Post by: midnight candle on January 15, 2012, 04:33:41 PM
I've just watched the BOURNE trilogy.

Nothing like the books but that's good.
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Post by: 510bhan on January 16, 2012, 09:37:45 AM
Sam I agree with you about the 2nd movie -- so much cut out of it that wrecked the set up for the end. [don't want to spoil anything for anyone here, but there were reasons some things were mentioned in the book that are important to the plot and essential to #3 if a movie is ever made of that one]


I watched Hud this morning. I cried when they had to destroy the cattle. :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Andrewf on January 16, 2012, 10:57:21 AM
HP and the Deathly Hallows part 2   :D
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 16, 2012, 07:03:54 PM
Am about to sit-down-and-watch Indiana Jones series. Missing popcorn though :(
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 17, 2012, 07:42:29 PM
Fantastic Planet (anime - 1973) - Interesting.
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Post by: Elsa on January 18, 2012, 10:10:02 AM
THE TREE OF LIFE

Maybe a little bit slow but I think it's great anyway.
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Post by: thatollie on January 19, 2012, 11:27:41 AM
Assassination Games

or something like that, it was about hitmen, one of them used to be Jean Claude Van Damme.
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Post by: nouran on January 19, 2012, 08:04:22 PM
Miss Congeniality2
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 20, 2012, 07:18:12 AM
10th and Wolf - a friend recommended this to me so I'm unsure as of yet.
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Post by: Laura H on January 20, 2012, 04:41:45 PM
My Family and Other Animals
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Post by: Maimi on January 20, 2012, 05:11:44 PM
Moneyball.

This was husband's pick. I wasn't looking forward to watching it, but ended up enjoying the film.
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Post by: midnight candle on January 20, 2012, 05:24:14 PM
Reservoir Dogs

Great dialogue and characterisation.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 20, 2012, 09:11:54 PM
Get Him to the Greek - comedy - I barked out a few laughs :)
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Post by: Laura H on January 21, 2012, 09:19:49 PM
No Country for Old Men

So very, very violent and so very, very good  :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 21, 2012, 10:40:41 PM
No Country for Old Men

So very, very violent and so very, very good  :)

I liked that one so much I had to buy it.  ;)
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Post by: wanderer on January 21, 2012, 11:05:49 PM
Deadwood, dialog in "motion."
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Post by: Kowboy on January 22, 2012, 03:51:00 AM
The Iron Lady . Meryl Streep plays Margret Thatcher, or should I say "reincarnates". She is amazing, but then I'd pay to watch Streep read the phone book.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 22, 2012, 07:15:15 AM
The Letter - it was on TCM last night. I've seen it a couple of times in the past but decided to watch it again. Not because Betty Davis was in it, but due to the twist and turns in the story.

I was glad I did because I don't remember noticing before what they did with the clouds and the moon in some scenes.

There I was, watching the story when all of a sudden I see the moon and clouds in the background creating a face, complete with an expression that fit the mood at the moment. Once noticed, I always looked when it was visible and was rewarded with changing expressions.  ;)

Great way to influence even if we aren't consciously aware it.
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Post by: Drbojangles on January 23, 2012, 04:24:05 PM
I went and saw Beauty and the Beast 3d with some friends yesterday. Its my favorite Disney movie.
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Post by: thatollie on January 23, 2012, 06:35:19 PM
The next movie I'm going to watch is All The President's Men.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 24, 2012, 07:42:51 AM
10th and Wolf - I had intented to watch it earlier but failed. A man comes back from Iraq to find his friend in brother involved with crime.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 29, 2012, 04:56:57 PM
The Human Condition triology.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 29, 2012, 07:26:19 PM
Last night I was the old, black and white version of The Invisible Man. It was still enjoyable to watch, even without all the modern day computer graphs. 
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Post by: Sam Cooper on January 29, 2012, 07:31:28 PM
I have tons of old black and white classics. :)
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Post by: McWawa on January 29, 2012, 09:18:41 PM


Inside Job.











inside
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Post by: Laura H on January 29, 2012, 09:24:01 PM
One for the Money

It was cute, followed the book closely.  Definitely a chick-flick  :)
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Post by: McWawa on January 30, 2012, 05:07:26 PM
A short, yet enjoyable and inspiring, documentary film

by MacKenzie Shepperd.

Called "Yoshi's Blend".

 http://vimeo.com/35676569 (http://vimeo.com/35676569)

hit the big screen and HD button and join Yoshi for coffee.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 05, 2012, 09:00:30 AM
I finished The Human Condition(1959) - Part I - Friggin 3.5 hours long but actually it spent that time well. The others are all 3 hours also with a kindly 'pee-break-pause' half-way through so you don't even have to pause the film.
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Post by: Dibbledabble on February 05, 2012, 09:17:28 AM
Super8, only because my son wanted to see it of course. However a spectacular train crash sequence at the beginning. Think the plane crash in 'Alive' and blow it up by 10 and you get the marvel that is this scene. OK I'm a guy, I love special effects.

Other than that the film was a monster romp and had some flair. The lead girl was actually very good. I would say one to watch out for in the future.

Fun film, entertaining. Got kids, watch it, but look out of the one 'F' word that wasn't really needed.

Dibs
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Post by: DGSquared on February 14, 2012, 02:24:28 AM

We saw Chronicle (http://www.google.com/movieshl=en&near=Los+Angeles,+CA&dq=chronicle+movie&sort=1&mid=1c0c2ee82286b70f&sa=X&ei=Egs6T-e-HYiiiQKJt4GTDA&ved=0CDQQwAMoEA) at the theater this weekend. Great concept but it was as if the writers didn't know what to do with it.
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Post by: midnight candle on February 17, 2012, 05:20:48 PM
The Artist

Is it as good as they say it is? You bet. Great screenwriting and story.  8)
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 19, 2012, 08:58:23 AM
District 13 Ultimatum  (action film - eng subs)  -  I enjoyed, watched the first District B13 - liked that also.
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Post by: thatollie on February 21, 2012, 06:03:01 PM
Swimming with Sharks

I love that film.
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Post by: mouselady on February 22, 2012, 02:16:43 PM
Probably 'The Piano'. Not quite what I expected, plus I laughed at a bit which I'm sure was supposed to be tragic and/or symbolic.

I'm heartless, me.  ;)
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 23, 2012, 09:21:39 PM
Anonymous (2011) - I enjoyed these glimpses of Shakespeare's pieces.
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Post by: DGSquared on February 28, 2012, 12:00:09 AM
Marley and Me

John Grogan's autobiographical book adapted into a screenplay.

Cute movie that makes me want to read the book. Invokes memories that I'm sure every dog owner shares. ~Sweet.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 28, 2012, 06:34:17 PM
Watched The Karate Kid staring Jaden Smith (Will Smith's son) and Jackie Chan.

This is one I would watch again.
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Post by: Justin D Hill on February 29, 2012, 03:47:38 AM
Inception - great movie.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 29, 2012, 07:51:17 AM
Fire and Ice - 1983 anime(originally a French movie)
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Post by: Vienna on February 29, 2012, 08:17:54 AM
bought "Contagion" on dvd. After watching it in the cinema, me and my daughter enojed watching it again!
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Post by: thatollie on February 29, 2012, 12:42:56 PM
Role Models

I just love the bloopers in the extra features.
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Post by: Frogg on February 29, 2012, 01:32:21 PM
Made in Dagenham.

Loveded it, I did.
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Post by: Sam Cooper on February 29, 2012, 06:40:33 PM
Sleeping Beauty - it's why I don't drink spiked tea.
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Post by: Taylor on March 04, 2012, 06:59:06 PM
Pierrepoint - a biopic about Albert Pierrepoint, who hanged 608 people between 1933 and 1955.

Timothy Spall's brilliant as Pierrepoint, and has great support from Juliet Stevensen and Christopher Fulford among others.

Overall, an excellent film about an extraordinary man.
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Post by: thatollie on March 05, 2012, 05:45:33 PM
Okay, so Froggy and I were talking about it the other day and so I watched Juno again.
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Post by: DGSquared on March 05, 2012, 09:33:19 PM
I loved Juno. Great movie.


I watched Being John Malkovich on Netflix this weekend. I must admit, I was disappointed. I suppose I expected something more cerebral. Don't ask me why I expected something more cerebral but the movie was not at all what I expected.

My cerebellum hurts.


~Deb
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Post by: DaVaun on March 06, 2012, 03:02:34 AM
The Grey. Loved the story once I got past the CGI wolves. Signed, a shameless Liam Neeson fan
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Post by: Skip Slocum on March 31, 2012, 07:29:57 AM
The Confession 2011

62 minutes // Screenplay style film

Keifer Sutherland, John Hurt



Nicely done. (Dialogue, acting, story-line.) I would watch it again.
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Post by: thatollie on April 20, 2012, 09:08:18 PM
My Name is Nobody
 ;D
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Post by: danceingmuse on April 20, 2012, 10:39:27 PM
The Grey.. Wow!
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 21, 2012, 03:29:55 AM
Wall-E -loved that movie :)
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Post by: thatollie on April 22, 2012, 12:39:41 AM
Wall-E -loved that movie :)

Same here, it's fantastic.
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Post by: NathanialRobb on April 23, 2012, 01:36:23 AM
The Lion King today...again.  :D
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Post by: thatollie on April 26, 2012, 08:41:56 AM
They Call Me Trinity
&
Trinity Is Still My Name
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 26, 2012, 01:12:11 PM
Couldn't sleep last night, so watched The Enchanted Cottage with Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire. I don't generally watch movies billed as Romance, but didn't see the billing and was rewarded for watching. It's way beyond romance, a little magic, characters that have personal problems (serious and otherwise).

The big thing for me was noting the different ways they used make-up, lighting and the camera to show the two main characters as others saw them and the way they came to see each other.

Been trying to figure out how to do the same thing with words and without telling.
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Post by: Mastafrank on April 26, 2012, 05:50:24 PM
Watched Space balls last night 8)
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Post by: Neil on April 27, 2012, 02:25:55 PM
Exotic Marigold Hotel - absolutely excellent and highly recommended.  :)
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Post by: 510bhan on April 27, 2012, 06:27:35 PM
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen -- delightful . . . go see it! :D
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Post by: Silt-2 on May 10, 2012, 07:58:19 AM
The Avengers 2012 - it was okay, lots of action (I loved when Hulk, Hulk-Smashed Loki, but hated when they make him speak. I love his wanton brutality.

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Post by: DavidH on May 10, 2012, 08:18:39 AM
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. It was a little predictable, but the stunts--especially the skyscraper walking--were fantastic. Overall, a good fix for any action junkies.
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Post by: Silt-2 on May 10, 2012, 08:23:39 AM
I watched that also, David. For me the comedy side just didn't feel matched to the others. I like the actor who added the comedy - Run Fatboy Run and Hot Fuzz - but it just felt wrong.
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Post by: Laura H on May 13, 2012, 11:33:13 PM
The Descendants.  It was much better than I expected.  Great acting, good story.  Worth a rental.
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Post by: Mastafrank on May 14, 2012, 12:51:19 AM
Serenity- Great SF Film... RENT IT!!
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Post by: Silt-2 on May 14, 2012, 07:18:19 AM
lol doesn't that girl kick some arse :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 14, 2012, 10:58:39 AM
At the end of the evening yesterday, we watched Capitan America. I have to admit, I wasn't all that interested once way or the other about the choice. But once I got into it, really enjoyed the story.

Personally, I think they could have been a little clearer about "cause & effect," But over all, an enjoyable watch.
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Post by: Laura H on May 27, 2012, 04:45:40 PM
Just got back from Dark Shadows.  It wasn't what I expected, but it was fun.  I thought it would be goofier, but really it was almost an homage. 
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Post by: Laura H on May 27, 2012, 10:48:16 PM
AND came home to watch The Woman in Black on DVD.  I jumped out of my seat three times!  Some good frights in this one  :o
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Post by: Silt-2 on May 28, 2012, 06:34:14 AM
Safe House - Denzil Washington - 2012

Pretty darn good action film
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Post by: midnight candle on May 28, 2012, 06:50:36 AM
The Damned United


I don't even like football, but it's a great film with great quotes  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzsswqPk6s
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Post by: Silt-2 on May 31, 2012, 08:20:37 AM
Citizen X - (about a series killer in the Soviet Union who was said to have murdered over 60 people prior to capture.)

It is more of a drama than action, but a good film.
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Post by: midnight candle on May 31, 2012, 05:18:19 PM
Citizen X - (about a series killer in the Soviet Union who was said to have murdered over 60 people prior to capture.)


good film
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Post by: Laura H on May 31, 2012, 10:12:05 PM
Leap Year

Heck of a chick flick!
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 01, 2012, 06:30:22 AM
The White Ribbon - German film - subtitles - Actually I watched it in German so only caught a bit :( - I do have the english subtitles and the story felt interesting enough for me to watch again with them included.

The movie is about occurances in a small German town and how they effected those living and the country around them.

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Post by: Silt-2 on June 02, 2012, 07:15:50 AM
Oldboy - Japanese (english subtitled) - an excellent movie even without the words to match. :)
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Post by: midnight candle on June 02, 2012, 07:48:37 AM
Oldboy - Japanese (english subtitled) - an excellent movie even without the words to match. :)

Check out Sympathy for Mr Vengeance by the same director - great film too.
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 02, 2012, 01:27:04 PM
I will, thanks MC :)
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 05, 2012, 07:12:10 AM
I enjoyed Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance :) - thank you M. C. 

I also watched the first of the mini-series -  Hatfields and McCoys   (prettydarn good)
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Post by: midnight candle on June 05, 2012, 07:44:00 AM
I enjoyed Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance :) - thank you M. C. 

My pleasure -

now try Sympathy for Lady Vengeance which was the 3rd in the Park Chan-Wook trilogy
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 05, 2012, 07:47:27 AM
I shall add it to my list.

Have you ever seen Renaisance ?  - A french film 2006, made into noir anime.

Director: Christian Volkman
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Post by: midnight candle on June 05, 2012, 07:50:02 AM
I shall add it to my list.

Have you ever seen Renaisance ?  - A french film 2006, made into noir anime.

Director: Christian Volkman

No - i'll check it out. Thanks Silt.


I just watched FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN again for the 5th or 6th time this year. Superb drama written by Guy Hibbard and directed by Oliver Hirrschbiegel.
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 05, 2012, 07:52:42 AM
I've been meaning to watch that also, so will add to list.

I am unsure if you have watched

Waltz with Bashir - 2008 - Director - An Folman  (An anime/drama based on the invasion of Lebanon in 1982)

excellent film
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 06, 2012, 07:09:33 AM
The Raid Redemption (Orginally called 'The Raid' but changed for the North American market)  2011

A task force of police break into an enemy stronghold to rid the city of its corruption.
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Post by: 510bhan on June 06, 2012, 06:06:39 PM
A favourite of mine is on TV tonight -- Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe

Boo-hoo. :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Laura H on June 14, 2012, 09:37:58 PM
Paul

It was funny, sweet, and lots of ELO on the soundtrack so yay.  Great humorous sci-fi flick.
 
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 15, 2012, 09:32:26 PM
My Name is Nobody - Terence Hill - Henry Fonda ( Western with touches of comedy :) )
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 17, 2012, 08:56:54 AM
Sin City  - 2005 

just 'cause :)
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Post by: words.raining on June 17, 2012, 09:23:09 AM
Madagascar 3 (3D), brilliant fun!  8)
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Post by: Lingerinyourmind99 on June 18, 2012, 03:15:23 AM
GroundHog day with a few people, I was busy writing and they kept pausing it and telling me I had to watch. a few hours too long.  :P
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 18, 2012, 07:48:43 AM
Red Rose of Normandy - 2010
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 22, 2012, 07:59:03 AM
I have a few on the go for today - since it's a lot cooler I might be able to enjoy them more.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - I had thought it said 'erotic' at first and almost skipped on by, but the reviews look promising.

Battle of the Pacific - Because every so often I need to be reminded that war isn't as pretty as on the movies. (I also like actual footage of those Battleships letting loose - probably the lil boy in me :P )

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance -  recommended by MidnightCandle - I enjoyed the other films and so will do so with this.


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Post by: Andrewf on June 22, 2012, 08:50:30 AM
Despicable Me    again :D
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Post by: midnight candle on June 22, 2012, 09:15:05 AM
Pan's Labyrinth

Superb adult fairy tale that deserves many viewings.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5d4f1nyLgg
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Post by: Gyppo on June 23, 2012, 04:52:48 AM
An old one.  On the web.

The Sun Also Rises, from 1954

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3la1ueMgxw

Gyppo
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 23, 2012, 12:09:33 PM
Avitar

I've seen it before but I like their version of dragons, plus the 'natives' positive life choices.  ;D 
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Post by: Ken100 on June 23, 2012, 04:38:27 PM
I went to the cinema with a friend on Tuesday to watch Jaws. As part of Universal's 100th anniversary they are restoring and rereleasing a number of films on blu ray. The Jaws blu ray is coming out in September, but we Brits also got a cinema release. Got to say, it still holds up amazingly well, 37 years later. And, not only is it a masterclass in filmmaking, but I also believe it has many valuable lessons for writers, particularly in the area of conflict and the way in which the hero is constantly having obstacles thrown in his path.

I am planning on posting about this on my blog, but in the meantime I recommend you watch it again with your writer's head on.
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Post by: midnight candle on June 23, 2012, 06:14:34 PM
I went to the cinema with a friend on Tuesday to watch Jaws. As part of Universal's 100th anniversary they are restoring and rereleasing a number of films on blu ray. The Jaws blu ray is coming out in September, but we Brits also got a cinema release. Got to say, it still holds up amazingly well, 37 years later. And, not only is it a masterclass in filmmaking, but I also believe it has many valuable lessons for writers, particularly in the area of conflict and the way in which the hero is constantly having obstacles thrown in his path.

I am planning on posting about this on my blog, but in the meantime I recommend you watch it again with your writer's head on.

I couldn't agree more more ken - a superb masterclass in screenwriting and conflict. Seen it many times and more times to follow.
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Post by: midnight candle on June 24, 2012, 03:15:43 PM
I'll watch the england v italy match then ...


The Italian Job straight after  8)
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Post by: Gayle on June 24, 2012, 09:25:26 PM
Just watched Dark Shadows, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's latest. I was expecting a 21st Century version of the Addams Family or The Munsters, but was delighted by how well written it was. The vampire "lifestyle" wasn't the focus of the story. Instead, they focused on the difference between love and obsession, and how family is who you make it.
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Post by: Laura H on June 24, 2012, 09:33:46 PM
I enjoyed Dark Shadow too, Gayle.  I'll watch again when it's out on DVD.

Saw Big Year this weekend.  I rented it because it starred Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson.  It was a let down - only okay  :(
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 26, 2012, 07:46:26 AM
Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies  -  I gave it a try, even had hopes, but . . . couldn't finish it. Maybe it got better in acting, or maybe the acting was bad intentionally - either way it wasn't for me.

Battle of the Pacific - Interesting, there were some parts where scenes felt fragmented. I'm unsure if that was because of time-slot restrictions.
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Post by: Laura H on June 28, 2012, 10:56:26 PM
Wasn't that Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter?  Maybe you saw the bootleg version, Silt  ;)

Just watched Cowboys and Aliens - much better than I expected.  The aliens had an extra set of arms - too gross to describe here!
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Post by: Silt-2 on June 30, 2012, 08:39:11 AM
Same same, Laura - I couldn't make it pass 15 mins.

Today I have Lego movies - I know I know, kids movies, but the humour is well written. (and I like lego :P )
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Post by: Gayle on June 30, 2012, 11:48:08 AM
Just watched Safe House with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds last night and was completely amazed by how well written it is. There are about 3 layers to the story, and it really draws you in and keeps you there.

Dare we hope that the big studios are finally getting the message that audiences want good stories and not just special effects?
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Post by: John Mannion on July 01, 2012, 11:01:38 AM
Finding Forrester...I know, way past due. Great movie.
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 02, 2012, 07:22:09 AM
M - 1931 - an oldy but good.
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Post by: Ken100 on July 07, 2012, 02:37:05 PM
Haven't watched a movie for a few weeks, but currently enjoying the first season of Sons of Anarchy on DVD. It's about a gang of bikers who 'run' a town in America. They are outlaws, but also a close knit family. But talk about conflict between the characters! If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Great series.
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 08, 2012, 06:02:38 PM
Band of Brothers - TV mini-series

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Post by: Ken100 on July 09, 2012, 09:24:47 AM
I couldn't agree more more ken - a superb masterclass in screenwriting and conflict. Seen it many times and more times to follow.

Ah, we both have very good taste in films, then.  ;)
I'm looking forward to the day I can show it to my sons, but they are 6 and 8 at the moment, so a little too young, really. They already know the shark's theme tune, though, as I regularly chase them around the house, going 'duh-dum, duh-dum duh-dum...' and they run away screaming.  :)
Happy days!  ;D ;D

By the way, if anybody is interested, here's a post I wrote about conflict in Jaws, with my writers head on.
http://www.kenpreston.co.uk/finding-the-conflict-in-jaws/

Cheers,
Ken  :)
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Post by: midnight candle on July 09, 2012, 05:39:02 PM
Ken - I saw Jaws at the cinema when I was 7. I showed it to my kids when they were 6 and 8 and they loved it.  8)
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 15, 2012, 06:29:43 AM
The Raven - John Cusack / Alice Eve

I liked very much.
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Post by: midnight candle on July 15, 2012, 07:55:09 AM
heat

(again)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvdPIPsF9so
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Post by: heidi52 on July 15, 2012, 08:58:30 AM
Really enjoyed "Beasts of the Southern Wild" last night. Strangely beautiful, surreal and moving. The little girl playing the MC was incredible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beasts_of_the_Southern_Wild
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 18, 2012, 01:33:05 PM
Tiesto in Concert DvD 8)
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Post by: midnight candle on July 18, 2012, 01:47:07 PM
mesrine - parts 1 and 2

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3012298265/


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Post by: geoffnelder on July 18, 2012, 02:46:13 PM
I’m a sucker for apocalyptic stories and so went to Chester’s only cinema (soon to be closed) to watch Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Premise has an asteroid on course for Earth but this time there’s Bruce Willis to save us. 3 weeks notice and not as much chaos as I’d expect – in fact the film dragged dreadfully in spite of the delightful acting efforts of Keira Knightley and Steve Carell. Long before half way I was urging the asteroid to accelerate and you know what? It did or the astronomers got it wrong and brought impact day forwards a week. Sorry, but this time I was glad the asteroid hit Earth. Well deserved wipe out. It was directed and written by Lorene Scafaria. To be fair it’s intended as a comical romance. A much better science fiction book along the lines of an inevitable end of world scenario is Sam Smith’s The End of Science Fiction published by BeWrite Books, in which a detective hunts down a murderer who thinks he’s escaped just because of the oncoming doom.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on July 19, 2012, 03:54:09 PM
Watched and really, really enjoyed Pirahna 3DD last night.

I don't mind admitting that fact- might as well admit my shallow taste in films from the outset, lol.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on July 19, 2012, 03:59:32 PM
Haven't watched a movie for a few weeks, but currently enjoying the first season of Sons of Anarchy on DVD. It's about a gang of bikers who 'run' a town in America. They are outlaws, but also a close knit family. But talk about conflict between the characters! If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Great series.

Ooh... just tracked back and spotted this. If you're just starting out on the first season then, take it from a diehard SOA fan, you are in for a real treat with the subsequent four seasons. It's my favourite thing on the box. The writing is just fantastic and there are so many layers to it...and that character conflict you've already noticed? Just gets better and better.

Enjoy!
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Post by: midnight candle on July 19, 2012, 04:59:44 PM
The Recruit
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 19, 2012, 10:09:55 PM
For a trip back in time, I just took a break fro the computer and watched The Forbidden Planet, complete with Robbie the Robot.

A good example of the early days of sci/fi and for the time, a job well done.
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Post by: geoffnelder on July 20, 2012, 03:11:34 AM
For a trip back in time, I just took a break fro the computer and watched The Forbidden Planet, complete with Robbie the Robot.

A good example of the early days of sci/fi and for the time, a job well done.
Oh, you can't beat the old favourites :)
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Post by: midnight candle on July 20, 2012, 06:57:03 PM
Crimson Tide

never tire of it and my son just watched it for the first time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LsI28RTHcI
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Post by: Silt-2 on July 25, 2012, 08:31:06 AM
I am Bruce Lee - 2011   (I have yet to watch but since Mr. Lee was the one who brought me into wanting to learn how to fight, I have to watch :) - plus I like his styles.)
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 25, 2012, 05:33:08 PM
Crimson Tide

never tire of it and my son just watched it for the first time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LsI28RTHcI

I love that movie!!
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Post by: midnight candle on July 28, 2012, 01:53:36 PM
much ado about nothing

superb adaptation by kenneth branagh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQHenB-Xv-g&feature=related
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Post by: Laura H on July 28, 2012, 10:35:35 PM
Moonrise Kingdom

It was fantastic :)
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Post by: Lingerinyourmind99 on July 30, 2012, 01:28:59 AM
 Kate and Leopold if that's how you spell is name! I love that movie, it's really ridiculous and a little bit OK a lot corny but I love it.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on July 30, 2012, 04:33:52 AM
The wife and I watched Bridesmaids with our 14 year old daughter and her best friend on Saturday night for her birthday. It was her choice and I sat down begrudgingly at first but was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't the chick flick I feared and was actually quite a good gross out film in parts.

Pretty near the knuckle too, at times...cue embarrassed, slack jawed daughter and friend and father snorting into his wine!
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Post by: thatollie on August 02, 2012, 11:26:32 AM
Battle Royale 2: Requiem

Another dose of Japanese teenagers being forced into shooty situations by the government. Hooray.
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Post by: geoffnelder on August 03, 2012, 02:30:46 AM
Because of the grandkids I'm becoming an expert on the various Toy Storys, Ice Ages, dinosaur films...
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Post by: Ken100 on August 03, 2012, 06:45:33 AM
Went to see The Dark Knight Rises, last night. Very good indeed, with a nice twist on the villain, lots of familiar faces (Tom Conti!!) and a wonderful ending. Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale are finished with the Batman films now, I wonder how long before Paramount goes for a reboot!
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Post by: thatollie on August 03, 2012, 11:30:41 AM
Went to see The Dark Knight Rises, last night. Very good indeed, with a nice twist on the villain, lots of familiar faces (Tom Conti!!) and a wonderful ending. Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale are finished with the Batman films now, I wonder how long before Paramount goes for a reboot!

It's Rocky 3 with masks . . . and a fusion bomb . . . and Adrian is a sexy jewel thief . . . and Mickey is Michael Caine . . . and that flying thing.
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Post by: Taylor on August 03, 2012, 08:08:26 PM
Welcome back, ollie.  :)

Just watched Julia's Eyes, a Spanish effort by Guillem Morales that reminded me of the of Dario Argento's early efforts. So, not bad in my book. 
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on August 05, 2012, 06:57:18 AM
Dark Tide - if I wasn't so scared of sharks, the movie would've sucked. Still pretty sucked.
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Post by: Matt Walker on August 24, 2012, 08:35:40 AM
Just watched Megan is Missing. First time in ten years a film has kept me up at night, and I've seen my fair share of horror movies. Last half an hour was so disturbing.
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Post by: KemKabba777 on August 24, 2012, 04:08:16 PM
The last good movie I saw was actually a documentary called 'Inside Job', narrated by Matt Damon. Don't know if this counts folks.

Although I did see 'Savages'...but I came away expecting more; especially from Oliver Stone.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on August 25, 2012, 05:17:57 AM
Watched Fright last night, starring the lovely Susan George. It's thought to be the original 'babysitter alone in the house and terrorised by a madman' movie.

Great supporting cast (Dennis Waterman, George Cole, Honor Blackman and Ian Bannen), numerous shots of Miss George in distress and undress, but a rather unsatisfying ending. Still, not bad for a seventies British horror.
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Post by: Laura H on August 25, 2012, 08:45:50 PM
Drive - good movie, but very, very violent. 

And tonight - Sideways.  I had forgotten how good a movie it is.  And I'd forgotten that the main character is a writer trying to shop his novel. 
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Post by: thatollie on August 29, 2012, 05:55:33 AM
The new version of The Thing, it's a prequel, and it doesn't even suck.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on August 29, 2012, 12:05:36 PM
Not a movie, but just spent the past three nights watching the first season of Hell On Wheels.

Thought it was really good, rivalling Son of Anarchy for my affections. Would recommend it to anyone interested in the beginnings of modern America and the buildings of its railways.

I've just read that back to myself and I'm not really selling it very well (memo to self re: book synopsis, lol). Okay, let's try this. It's got six shooters, cavalry and Indians in it.

That's better.
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Post by: midnight candle on August 29, 2012, 12:10:24 PM
And tonight - Sideways.  I had forgotten how good a movie it is.  And I'd forgotten that the main character is a writer trying to shop his novel. 

superb movie - can't say enough about the quality of screenwriting.
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Post by: Ken100 on August 30, 2012, 04:05:37 PM
Not a movie, but just spent the past three nights watching the first season of Hell On Wheels.

Thought it was really good, rivalling Son of Anarchy for my affections. Would recommend it to anyone interested in the beginnings of modern America and the buildings of its railways.

I've just read that back to myself and I'm not really selling it very well (memo to self re: book synopsis, lol). Okay, let's try this. It's got six shooters, cavalry and Indians in it.

That's better.

I love Sons of Anarchy. A bit behind, I've just finished the first season. Now feel the need to check out Hell on Wheels... Yegads, when am I ever going to find the time to write????
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Post by: Taylor on August 31, 2012, 06:35:40 PM
Recently, I bought a Chuck Norris film on a whim. I haven't seen one of his films in years, so I thought what the hell. It was pretty good. I made the other half sit through it.  :) She put a load of his films on my Love Film list. ( I think she hates me). I've put myself through one Chuck Norris film too many now. I surrender.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Gayle on August 31, 2012, 06:48:56 PM
Taylor, when I read your post the tune for "(You Always Hurt) the One You Love" started going through my mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2FXCIBTSs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz2FXCIBTSs)
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Post by: Taylor on August 31, 2012, 07:26:24 PM
Capitulating doesn't seem so bad now, Gayle. Thanks.  8)
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on September 04, 2012, 05:01:38 AM
I love Sons of Anarchy. A bit behind, I've just finished the first season. Now feel the need to check out Hell on Wheels... Yegads, when am I ever going to find the time to write????

Lol, quite.

SoA is one of those telly shows that just gets better and better with every season. Well worth the time investment.

And talking of good time investment, I finally got round to watching Dances With Wolves over the weekend...I know, just a couple of decades behind everyone else...

Wow, what a film. Easily slots straight into my personal all time favourite top ten. Absolutely stunning movie.
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Post by: zzz on September 04, 2012, 05:14:59 AM
Quote
I finally got round to watching Dances With Wolves over the weekend

Superb movie, every time someone mentions it I always want to run out and watch it again. Unfortunately I don't have it on DVD anymore, I really need to buy it again.

I haven't had time for movies lately, finally watching X-Files which I hadn't ever seen before. Been watching for a week and I'm still in the first season, good lord this show had long seasons.
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Post by: Gayle on September 04, 2012, 11:12:39 PM
Watched Eastern Promises tonight. Very dark but very thought provoking and very well-written.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on September 05, 2012, 12:32:14 PM
Again, not a movie...

Have not been feeling very well for the past couple of days, so spent last night and most of today beached on the sofa working through season 1 of Ringer.

I'm feeling that woozy I'm not sure if it's any good or not, but it seems pretty convoluted and stretched out. But it's got the lovely Sarah Michelle Gellar in it, so that's good enough for me.  :-*
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Post by: Matt Walker on September 05, 2012, 04:01:50 PM
The Hunger Games. Not as good as the book, but still good.
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Post by: DistantSun on September 05, 2012, 04:30:46 PM
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - enjoyed it more than I thought I would actually.

I never got around to reading any C.S Lewis when I was younger, it's only been recently as we've been making it a point of adding some classics to the kids' reading collection.
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Post by: zzz on September 05, 2012, 11:13:05 PM
Matt I felt the opposite. Liked the movie far better than the book. Though I haven't read the rest of the trilogy yet so that could change as I finish it off. The only thing I preferred about the book was that it provided far more of an explanation for stuff that was going on than the movie. And the end of the Games was much more interesting and disturbing than the movie version.

DistantSun my mom read us the first Narnia book when we were pretty young and I still remember that. It's a well loved memory from childhood. I think it's awesome you're reading to your kids too! I never could talk my sister into reading to her kids.
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Post by: Matt Walker on September 10, 2012, 03:49:49 PM
Saw My Sister's Keeper on Film 4 last night. My God what a heart-wrencher.
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Post by: McWawa on September 12, 2012, 06:39:08 PM
"Profile of a Writer : Borges."     Documentary film "Acclaimed writer, Jorge Luis Borges, discusses his life, his work and his influences".
.

http://www.ubu.com/film/borges_portrait.html (http://www.ubu.com/film/borges_portrait.html)


also at same website, documentary film made in 1999 on hundredth anniversary of Borges' birth.

http://www.ubu.com/film/borges_mirror.html
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Post by: thatollie on September 13, 2012, 05:54:12 AM
Sherlock Holmes - Game of Shadows
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on September 13, 2012, 01:50:52 PM
Not the last movie I watch, but one I would like to watch again. Finding Forester - unfortunately I loaned my DVD to someone and have never seen hide nor hair of it since.

Sean Connery (Forester) is a reclusive, one book wonder author who against his wishes becomes drawn into teaching/helping a young hopeful.

A wonderful movie I believe any writer or anyone wishing to write would enjoy.


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Post by: Taylor on September 14, 2012, 07:25:07 PM
Left Bank, a Belgium horror film. The synopsis said it was 'an occult mystery in the vein of The Wicker Man and Rosemary's baby', and I happen to agree. But, unlike those classics, it had a strangely upbeat ending.
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Post by: DistantSun on September 14, 2012, 08:58:30 PM
Saw My Sister's Keeper on Film 4 last night. My God what a heart-wrencher.

I've heard that the book is quite different - no surprise though. Heart wrencher for sure. I've got "Atonement" on my shelf to watch a bit later on tonight.
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Post by: mouselady on September 16, 2012, 03:33:09 PM
'Tucker and Dale vs Evil'. Pretty funny, I thought.
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Post by: herron on September 16, 2012, 06:24:02 PM
The Birdcage


just watched it again last night (slow night). I think the whole movie was worth sitting through just to see Gene Hackman in drag.... ::) ;)

Now that was funny!  :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Matt Walker on September 17, 2012, 03:48:52 AM
Inglorious Basterds.

I'm not a fan of Tarantino at all, but this was great.

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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on September 17, 2012, 06:43:35 AM
Panic Button.

Low budget British flick; the first 45 minutes of which really got me thinking about what we do/look at on social network sites and who retains and gets to view this information. It went a bit formulaic after that, but was decent enough for a British indie.
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Post by: thatollie on September 19, 2012, 06:58:35 AM
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

 ;D
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Post by: Gayle on September 19, 2012, 10:20:19 AM
 ;D
Isn't it sad when you realize that the films that were considered populist trash in the '80s seem thought-provoking compared to some the films being made now?
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Post by: 510bhan on September 21, 2012, 09:30:38 AM
Coraline was on TV last night -- if that had been filmed with real actors and SFX/CGI it'd be bloody terrifying. The animation is what makes it almost suitable for children. Very dark, I loved it. ;D
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Post by: Foxy on September 21, 2012, 09:33:38 AM
The Sweeney

"Put yer trousers on, you're nicked."
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Dawn on September 21, 2012, 09:45:54 AM
Is that the new one, Foxy? At the piccies. Isn't any good?
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Post by: Foxy on September 21, 2012, 09:56:11 AM
Is that the new one, Foxy? At the piccies. Isn't any good?

Yep, the new one, Dawn. I liked it a lot, but Ray Winstone can do no wrong in my eyes, so I'm biased.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Dawn on September 21, 2012, 09:58:00 AM
Same here mate. He was in the original wasn't he? I love watching minder.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Foxy on September 21, 2012, 10:00:25 AM
Yes, one of his first acting roles as an extra was in an episode of The Sweeney.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Taylor on September 21, 2012, 06:31:23 PM
JUSTICE, starring Nicolas Cage and Guy Pearce. The other half recommended this because she fancies Guy Pearce. At one point in the film, Nicolas Cages' character exclaims, "No, it's preposterous blah blah blah". The first part of what he says basically sums up this film.

Avoid at all costs unless you like Nicolas Cage films. Or fancy Guy goddamn Pearce.

Why do I never learn?

 
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Post by: Age on September 22, 2012, 01:14:24 AM
Full Metal Jacket - Needless to say, this resulted in me swearing slightly more for the rest of the day.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Never a bad choice.


And....Taylor...is that quote from where I think it is?
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Post by: Taylor on September 23, 2012, 08:36:05 PM
Yes, Age. I think it is.

God help us.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on September 24, 2012, 04:01:22 AM
Watched The River Murders last night.

Now, with a cast of Ray Liotta, Ving Rhames and Christian Slater you'd think you couldn't go far wrong. Hmmm. Preposterous thriller that went off the rails and careered into 'it's so bad it's actually funnily good' territory very early on.

The highlight for me was a very out of shape and pot bellied Ray Liotta going for a jog in loose black sweats. They had to be loose- man, has that boy let himself go. Anyway, you only get to see him jog for twenty or so yards, but I was on the edge of my seat, genuinely expecting him to keel over from an exploding heart.

Hilarious stuff.
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Post by: Dawn on September 25, 2012, 08:30:29 AM
I love Ray Liotta, sounds fab.

We watched the Descendants, surprisingly it was very good.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on September 25, 2012, 10:27:08 AM
I love Ray Liotta, sounds fab.

We watched the Descendants, surprisingly it was very good.

I think he's great too, but what's happened to him lately? Developing a paunch is forgivable, but his face looks like it's made out of wax or something these days. Very odd.

Anyway...watched Puncture last night starring Chris Evans. Excellent flick. It's about a drug addicted lawyer taking on the big, nasty medical corporation that won't allow the newly invented safety syringe into US hospitals and thus prevent nurses and docs sticking themselves accidently and contracting horrible diseases. There are hardly any court room scenes either, which was a big plus for me as I'm not a big fan of those kind of dramas.

It's all based on a true story too and the scandal, staggeringly, still continues across much of the States to this day. So if you're into conspiracies and the little man taking on the faceless corporations sort of stuff then this is definitely your thang!
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Post by: Laura H on September 25, 2012, 01:32:59 PM
Ten Little Indians - a classic  :)
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Post by: DistantSun on September 25, 2012, 01:45:33 PM
I finally watched "Alien" for the first time last night. I don't think I ever remember Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm and John Hurt ever looking so young :P
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Post by: Matt Walker on September 25, 2012, 03:50:36 PM
Alien is a good film, not as good as Aliens, though.
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Post by: Ken100 on September 25, 2012, 05:14:58 PM
I watched Avengers Assemble yesterday. I bought it for my boys, 6 and 8, but the film is rated 12, so I thought I should watch it first before I let them see it (or even know that I had bought it!)

Well, it was okay. What amazed me was how complicated and tiresome it must have been making sure all the leads had their fair share of screen time. I bet several rough cuts had to be screened for agents and publicists to make sure eveybody was happy and all contractual arrangements had been fulfilled.

But it was nice, albeit rather surprising, to see Harry Dean Stanton make a cameo appearence.

And, if you do see it, stick around for the post credits sequence, the most restrained, and perhaps wittiest, sequence in the whole movie.
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Post by: Laura H on September 25, 2012, 06:48:34 PM
Ken, I love Harry Dean Stanton!  I'll check that one out just for the cameo  :)
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on September 26, 2012, 02:47:26 AM
The Woman In Black.

Nice and creepy...made me jump a few times, but a bit undecided about the ending. Need to think about it for a while, which I guess is the sign of a good movie.

Can't believe it was only a 12 at the cinema though. It was pretty creepy. Put it this way, if someone outside had put their face up against the window last night I would have screamed the place down like a little girl!
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Post by: Ken100 on September 26, 2012, 02:58:28 AM
Ken, I love Harry Dean Stanton!  I'll check that one out just for the cameo  :)
Yes, he's great, isn't he. Have you seen The Straight Story? Only a small appearence in that too, but essential to the whole movie.
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on October 01, 2012, 12:34:26 PM
Snow White and the Huntsman.

Superb!
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Post by: McWawa on October 01, 2012, 02:06:21 PM
"Down By Law" Jim Jarmusch. Again.

I paused the DVD to go on the 'net,  check out a few things while the water in the kettle boils.

"It's a sad and beautiful world".

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Post by: DistantSun on October 01, 2012, 02:27:54 PM
The Woman In Black.

Nice and creepy...made me jump a few times, but a bit undecided about the ending. Need to think about it for a while, which I guess is the sign of a good movie.

Can't believe it was only a 12 at the cinema though. It was pretty creepy. Put it this way, if someone outside had put their face up against the window last night I would have screamed the place down like a little girl!

I really liked this one too! Scared the crap out of me as well.

Alien is a good film, not as good as Aliens, though.

I've seen one of the sequels - there's a kid in it I think.. can't remember which movie it was. I went along with some friends the first day it opened, and I think we were the only ones in the line not all dressed in black.
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Post by: thatollie on October 01, 2012, 03:23:34 PM
The Artist
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Post by: Ken100 on October 01, 2012, 03:27:53 PM
I've seen one of the sequels - there's a kid in it I think.. can't remember which movie it was.

That is Aliens. Yes, it's one of my favourites too.

I watched Death Proof the other night. I love Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction, but I do think Tarantino has lost it since then. As story Death Proof was stupid and silly, and made no sense at all. The visuals were great, the soundtrack fantastic, that's something Tarantino always gets right, but at as a whole it kind of stank really.
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Post by: mouselady on October 02, 2012, 09:31:50 AM
Centurion. Pretty good once it got going, but it was a slow start.


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Post by: Mastafrank on October 18, 2012, 02:04:25 PM
Armadillo- best Kick ass movie I've seen in many years.

Its a Doc that follows a platoon of danish soldiers as they fight the taliban in helman province. It gets quite graphic at one point (blood pouring out of a talibans body) Its hardcore >:D
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Post by: DistantSun on October 18, 2012, 03:40:40 PM
"The Fighter" - I found it interesting mostly for how the relationships evolved between the characters (still not sure of why people find boxing entertaining).

I can't help thinking of "Empire of the Sun" though whenever I see Christian Bale. Pretty sure that was the first movie I ever saw him in.
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Post by: McWawa on October 22, 2012, 03:49:08 PM
"Darjeeling Limited ".

 Great film, enjoyed it immensely.

The  dvd started with the short film "Hotel Chevalier", ironic because i had just watched Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris".
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Post by: thatollie on October 23, 2012, 07:28:55 PM
J. Edgar
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Post by: midnight candle on October 24, 2012, 12:31:36 AM
Japanese Story

i have just rewatched it after 6-7 years. it is what it is - no big action movie with sub-plots, just a raw, emotional journey between a man and a woman. superb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7TMfNCZu0w
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Post by: thatollie on October 24, 2012, 08:22:51 PM
Mary and Max

It was nuts.
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Post by: DistantSun on October 24, 2012, 11:04:00 PM
Mary and Max

It was nuts.

Watched that a few weeks ago. Weird story, good animation though.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Matt Walker on October 25, 2012, 03:23:17 AM
I'm not a fan of  Tarantino, but Inglorious Basterds is a masterpiece. Saw Prometheus recently, load of rubbish, don't understand the hype. Just like all the boring bits Scott had cut out of Alien merged together.
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Post by: thatollie on October 26, 2012, 09:25:25 AM
Watched the last hour of Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium before going out last night.
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Post by: Ken100 on November 01, 2012, 03:30:46 PM
I'm not a fan of  Tarantino, but Inglorious Basterds is a masterpiece. Saw Prometheus recently, load of rubbish, don't understand the hype. Just like all the boring bits Scott had cut out of Alien merged together.

Haven't watched Inglorious Basterds yet, but will give it a go.

Those of you who know me reasonably well will know that I am a complete Jaws nut. Last Saturday I showed it to my eldest son, Matthew, who is 9. He loved it. He cheered when Roy Scheider blows up the shark at the end, which was great.

Remember the scene when Richard Dreyfuss finds the shark tooth in the hull of the boat at night, and the head pops out? Everyone leaps in the air when that happens, We were approaching that scene and I thought, 'Should I warn Matthew about this?' He was already pretty nervous, as he could tell something was about to happen.

But then I thought, 'Nah. The whole purpose of that scene is to make people jump. Why spoil it for him?'

Poor kid shot about a foot in the air!  ;D

I know, some of you are probably thinking I am an evil father, by now, but the film is only PG rated, and I saw it originally at the cinema when I was 10, back in 1975. It was an 'A' certificate then. (I still love the old British BBFC classifications. U, A, AA, and X)

Matthew is pretty sophisticated in his appreciation of Jaws, and films in general anyway. I've got all the books, so he's seen the mechanical shark out of the water, all its metal innards showing, somebody with his head in the mouth fixing it up. But even despite all that, he still got involved in the film.

And for me, despite the huge number of times I have seen it, watching it with him had emotional echoes of my first time watching it.

Just wanted to share all that with you guys.  :)
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Post by: Taylor on November 01, 2012, 07:40:36 PM
It must have been a thrill to share this classic with your son, Ken. Knowing when all the tense and scary moments were coming must have made it all the more thrilling.  ;)

If you haven't already, you should introduce him to the film that put Spielberg on the map. Duel.
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Post by: Ken100 on November 02, 2012, 08:02:52 AM

If you haven't already, you should introduce him to the film that put Spielberg on the map. Duel.

Ah, yes, now there's a great film I haven't watched in a long time. Maybe I'll watch it first to remind myself of what it's like.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 02, 2012, 01:56:48 PM
Not a bad father at all Ken.

When my grown son and his wife asked "What's Salient Green" when it was mentioned we were already in the car, so I insisted we go to a video store and rent it.

Despite all their questions as we drove, I refused to answer because really, what can you say without giving it away.

When the movie started they were a little let down. I was hearing "It's just another sci/fi movie - what's the big secret?"

It's not what I would call a great movie, but one worth watching at least once if for no other reason that to be warned about what you are eating.  :o
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Post by: Ken100 on November 02, 2012, 03:58:01 PM
Here's some Jaws trivia (I told you I was obsessed) The star of Soylent Green, Charlton Heston, really wanted to play Chief Brody in Jaws. But Spielberg felt that in between saving a 747 (Airport 1975) and Los Angeles (Earthquake) audiences would have no trouble believing Heston could save a town from a shark. So the part went to Roy Scheider, who made it his own, playing the ordinary working man, beset by extraordinary circumstances.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 02, 2012, 08:10:02 PM
That is interesting Ken. I can't imagine Heston in the part. Of course that could be due to the fact that Scheider did such a great job of it.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 05, 2012, 01:26:02 PM
Soylent Green and Duel.  I remember them well.

I also remember coming into Southampton Railway Station one foggy night not long after seeing the first film.  As the train trundled slowly  along by the docks the fog swirled and briefly revealed the flour mill, with it's big illuminated sign saying Solent Mills.  Talk about a visceral reaction.

Gyppo
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Post by: trev on November 06, 2012, 07:48:22 AM
Gyp you only needed to be on the GREEN next to the DUEL carage way and that would have completed the set.---Sorry!!
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Post by: thatollie on November 14, 2012, 07:41:01 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_and_Ernie
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Laura H on November 19, 2012, 10:51:46 PM
Winter's Bone

VERY brutal and very true.  Difficult to watch but impossible to stop watching.
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Post by: midnight candle on November 20, 2012, 12:27:20 AM
Tyrannosaur

directorial debut from paddy considine, starring peter mullan and olivia colman. superb  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvyqXFmV-LI
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 21, 2012, 11:06:47 AM
Late last night I watched To Kill A Mockingbird. I have no idea how many times I have seen it before, but it's one of those movies that never grow old.

 When Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch is urged by the sheriff to take his gun and kill the rabid dog coming down the road and Atticus has a problem getting his glasses to rest on his head out of his way as he sights his shot and finally drops them to the ground is just one of the many "I understand that" moments that rings true.

Glad I put off sleep to watch the whole thing . . . again.  ;) 
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Post by: Ken100 on November 21, 2012, 02:49:38 PM
Late last night I watched To Kill A Mockingbird. I have no idea how many times I have seen it before, but it's one of those movies that never grow old.

I love To Kill a Mockingbird. I love the book and I love the film. I've just bought the special edition blu ray, and I am looking forward to sitting down and watching that again.

Last night I went to see Argo at the cinema. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, it's based on a true story. In 1980 the Us embassy in Iran was stormed by Iranians, and most of the Americans were held hostage. But six of them managed to escape and found sanctuary in the Canadian embassy. The CIA cooked up a plot to get them out by setting up a fake film production of a cheesy sci fi called Argo, ostensibly being filmed in Iran. It's a crowd pleaser of a film, with a great double act from John Goodman and Alan Arkin.
Loved it.
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Post by: DistantSun on November 21, 2012, 02:53:52 PM
Late last night I watched To Kill A Mockingbird. I have no idea how many times I have seen it before, but it's one of those movies that never grow old.

 When Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch is urged by the sheriff to take his gun and kill the rabid dog coming down the road and Atticus has a problem getting his glasses to rest on his head out of his way as he sights his shot and finally drops them to the ground is just one of the many "I understand that" moments that rings true.

Glad I put off sleep to watch the whole thing . . . again.  ;) 

I have the book and DVD - one of those stories I never get tired of watching or reading :D And I totally understand about the glasses thing too Alice. I have to take mine off to look through the lens of a camera or binoculars :P

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Post by: Laura H on November 23, 2012, 09:31:45 PM
Win, Win

Highly recommend it.  Good story, good writing, funny and sad all at once.
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Post by: Dawn on November 24, 2012, 06:48:41 AM
Pursuit of Happyness - absolutely love that film and just bought the book.

Last night watched Cold Comfort Farm - always heard good things about the book, the film hmmmmm odd but strangely addictive (Daryl, bit like Marmite ;)
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Post by: midnight candle on November 24, 2012, 07:49:06 AM
(Daryl, bit like Marmite ;)

:D
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Post by: Dawn on November 24, 2012, 07:50:41 AM
I thought you would like that one :D ;)
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Post by: ddettra on November 24, 2012, 11:40:53 AM
Prometheus. good, but could have been better with how great the basis of the story is.
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Post by: bri h on November 24, 2012, 09:48:34 PM
I built the excitement up terribly before watchin Prometheus, I too felt it needed "more". It just wasn't as good as it could have been. Ridley Scott is from South Shields as well. I worked with his cousin at Westoe Colliery.(still didn't get in the cinema for nothin tho, the tight fecker!!) laf. x
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Post by: AnnaDearyDo59 on November 25, 2012, 02:04:09 AM
Disney's Brave.
I liked it actually, but it wasn't all that I expected it to be. I think there should be a second one. :o
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on November 25, 2012, 02:31:07 PM
The last "Good" movie I watched, I watch regularly its, "12 Angry Men" the Sidney Lumet version, I love it! ALL the actors in it were of the best. They did a re-make a few years ago, and changed it, and it was terrible IMO. B.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Gayle on November 25, 2012, 02:48:36 PM
Rare Birds. It's a comedy about a restauranteur in Newfoundland whose remotely-located business is almost completely down the tubes until a his eccentric neighbour comes up with a plan to bring new clients in by spreading the rumour that a rare bird has been spotted near the restaurant. Throw in avid birders with a lack of interest in personal safety, an inventor neighbour with a secret project in the works, a shed with a secret tunnel, and a sexy, "bookish creature" of a sister-in-law, and hilarity ensues.

It stars William Hurt and Molly Parker. An enjoyable way to spend an evening if you get the chance to see it.
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Post by: midnight candle on November 25, 2012, 03:04:54 PM
The last "Good" movie I watched, I watch regularly its, "12 Angry Men" the Sidney Lumet version

superb movie and cast
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Post by: bri h on November 25, 2012, 04:17:05 PM
brilliant characterisation, and their stories. Not sure but I think it was a play before it was a movie. bri.
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Post by: midnight candle on November 25, 2012, 05:35:29 PM
brilliant characterisation, and their stories. Not sure but I think it was a play before it was a movie. bri.

it was a television play written by reginald rose
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Post by: bri h on November 25, 2012, 06:01:12 PM
A very young Jack klugman, Lee J cobb(detective from The Exorcist), part from fonda, my fave character was the old feller, had a face like a hawk(waves fingers over eyes and ses "twenny twenny") ha ha.
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Post by: Laura H on November 25, 2012, 07:00:17 PM
Moneyball-

Great movie, even if you're not a baseball fan.  Plus, brad Pitt isn't exactly hard on the eyes  ::)
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Post by: bri h on November 26, 2012, 06:20:49 PM
Watched a canny little film this afternoon, called Hugo. set in 1930's Paris, about a young orphan boy who live in the walls of a train station, a lovely little gem, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Frances de Latour, Richard Griffiths I think the feller who played the policeman off "Allo Allo" is in it as well? Great film.
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Post by: DistantSun on November 26, 2012, 08:33:38 PM
I've seen both Moneyball and Hugo recently - enjoyed them both :D
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Post by: Michael Edits on November 27, 2012, 02:34:38 PM
The Campaign is quite good. Who would've guessed?
Title: Chik flik alert
Post by: Laura H on November 30, 2012, 09:34:54 PM
This Means War

Two CIA agents duke it out to win the affections of Reece Witherspoon.  Very much a rom-com.  I can't for the life of me write it, but I can sure watch it  ;D

First movie I've seen with a "sex tie breaker"  :o

Recommended for the gals  ::)
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Post by: Michael Edits on November 30, 2012, 10:11:02 PM
Iron Man 2 one day, It Takes A Thief the next. It's reassuring to learn that a 50-year-old overblown popular big budget flick can be just as boring as a modern one.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Laura H on December 01, 2012, 07:55:56 PM
Another Earth

Depressing movie, but well done - well written and good characters and acting. 

Truly sad ending which answered all the questions with one image in the very last second. 
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Post by: midnight candle on December 02, 2012, 03:53:21 AM
28 days later - another great danny boyle movie  8)
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Post by: thatollie on December 13, 2012, 02:04:10 PM
The Raid

Mmm, violence.
 ;D
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Post by: DC on December 13, 2012, 07:15:42 PM
The Hobbit.

 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: bri h on December 13, 2012, 07:19:48 PM
to midnight candle, I found the link and have saved to my faves 12 Angry Men, the pre-film version, I'll post it if you want it. xbx
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Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2012, 08:15:41 PM
Commando, with Big Arnie.  On Youtube.

I watched the whole film to see how my improved internet connection would cope.  (No delays for buffering.)

Soundcard is still dead so the plethora of silent explosions was wonderfully surreal.  (I'm easily amused at times.)

But you truly don't need dialogue for some films.  There are trigger scenes which set up basic expectations.  Like foreshadowing in a book. 

There's quite a lot to learn about storytelling by watching an 'action' film with no sound.)

It did freak me out a little to see the villain played by someone who looked so much like Freddy Mercury ;-)  It took about twenty minutes to figure out why he looked familiar.

Gyppor
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Post by: bri h on December 16, 2012, 08:49:06 PM
Just finished watching on yewie a piece of crap(ooh very descriptive) called Damage, with that Steve Austin chappy, all his films are the same it seems. A prisoner gets out of jail after being wrongfully jailed and then hearing a sob-story he fights to get money up to put things right! (A walkin talkin cliche') ha ha. There's an hour and ten of my life wasted again! laf. b
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Post by: Gayle on December 16, 2012, 09:18:01 PM
Just finished watching Chocolat on TV (the old-fashioned kind rather than the computer): a little classic feel-good film on a Sunday evening. It does a good job of bringing a conflict to climax, and then resolving that conflict believably without the aid of self-righteous speeches or explosions. A fun little film.
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Post by: midnight candle on December 17, 2012, 12:18:50 AM
chocolat is a great film  8)
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Post by: Ajaxe on December 17, 2012, 11:25:50 AM
The Hunger Games...not the greatest adaptation I must confess.
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Post by: thatollie on December 25, 2012, 02:49:54 PM
Watched the recent Muppet Movie yesterday, but today we watched The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Going to see The Hobbit on thursday so we're watching The Two Towers later. (my bro hasn't seen LoTR)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: midnight candle on December 25, 2012, 05:55:39 PM
my mrs bought me CONTAGION

she's learning - what a brilliant movie  8)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Gayle on December 25, 2012, 07:19:00 PM
my mrs bought me CONTAGION
Sounds like she's trying to bump you off.

But we'll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that that's a film title.
 ;D
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Post by: The Skald on December 26, 2012, 02:04:19 AM
The last movie I saw was Dredd 3D, and I dare admit I loved it. Sure it's braindead action, but it sure was entertaining. Karl Urban was pretty badass as Dredd, and that woman that tagged along really grew through the movie. At first she was just a regular rookie, afraid to shoot people. But in the end, she was nearly as badass as Dredd himself. I love it when they do that. Women are far too often just an excuse to give men something pretty to look at. Why can't the female hero rescue the man for a change?
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Post by: McWawa on January 01, 2013, 07:04:16 PM
Yakuza

Sydney Pollack film with Robert Mitchum, Takakura Ken and Brian Keith
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Post by: ed on January 01, 2013, 07:34:59 PM
The last movie I saw was Dredd 3D, and I dare admit I loved it. Sure it's braindead action, but it sure was entertaining. Karl Urban was pretty badass as Dredd, and that woman that tagged along really grew through the movie. At first she was just a regular rookie, afraid to shoot people. But in the end, she was nearly as badass as Dredd himself. I love it when they do that. Women are far too often just an excuse to give men something pretty to look at. Why can't the female hero rescue the man for a change?

I turned off Dredd 3d after 10 mins in. And I love action movies but it just reminded me of robocop.

Hollywood gears action moves for men. Men don't want to see women rescue men. It's too emasculating ;)

There are some female heroes. ( wonder woman, katnis ) but those were laughable shows

The only one that has managed to pull it off is the Resident Evil movies. She kicks serious ass. Plus shes pretty to look at :)

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Post by: McWawa on January 02, 2013, 03:22:09 PM
" An Unseen Enemy"

D.W.Griffith movie from 1912, with the beautiful Gish sisters, Lilian and the younger Dorothy.

http://youtu.be/z83UktMXv6Q (http://youtu.be/z83UktMXv6Q)     ( Full movie. 13. minutes plus.)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 02, 2013, 04:33:01 PM
War Horse

From Wikipedia:
Quote
War Horse is a 2011 war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is an adaptation of British author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel of the same name set before and during World War I.

I must be a child at heart because the movie captured my attention and never turned loose.
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Post by: Ajaxe on January 04, 2013, 12:00:21 PM
Breathless - one helluva a crappy movie.
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Post by: Laura H on January 04, 2013, 01:45:47 PM
Beasts of the Southern Wild

I enjoyed this one.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 04, 2013, 04:04:33 PM
I concur, Heidi, I enjoyed that one too.

I also watched a film called

Sita Sings the Blues - 2008 - an anime but based more on the story line/characters than anime which is always a pleasant surprise.

Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on January 04, 2013, 04:46:08 PM
Just today I watched an adaptation of Stephen King's "Bag of Bones" with Pierce Brosnan in the starring role. It was IMO very good. it stuck mostly to the story and engaged me to the end, which is rare cos sometimes they have a great beginning, a crappy middle and then a good end. Looking forward to "Under the Dome."
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Post by: Ajaxe on January 05, 2013, 04:28:22 AM
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes I wonder whether slashers should be in the horror genre because if it's blood. . . damn! I don't blanch at the sight of blood.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: midnight candle on January 05, 2013, 06:07:39 AM
the hobbit - it's far too long!
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 05, 2013, 06:16:21 AM
I thought all his movies were, midnight. Actually I was surprised where it ended after 2 1/2 hours. :(
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Post by: Foxy on January 05, 2013, 10:06:58 AM
Jack Reacher. I went prepared to give it a chance, but I couldn't suspend my disbelief enough to accept the oompa-lumpa Tom Cruise as 6'5", 250 pound, sandy haired Jack Reacher.
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Post by: Gayle on January 05, 2013, 01:02:56 PM
 :D :D

Oompa-loompa Tom Cruise! Nice!
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Post by: bri h on January 05, 2013, 01:06:27 PM
I loved that as well Gayle.  ;D
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Post by: Chizzy on January 06, 2013, 06:52:43 PM
Silver Linings Playbook. I didn't find it as funny as most people in the audience. Thought it was pretty tragic.
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Post by: thatollie on January 06, 2013, 06:55:05 PM
Stand By Me

Another reason to forgive the 80s
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 06, 2013, 06:56:21 PM
I am going to watch Tru Grit  and then The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Excellent choice, Ollie.
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Post by: The Skald on January 07, 2013, 02:29:54 AM
I turned off Dredd 3d after 10 mins in. And I love action movies but it just reminded me of robocop.

Hollywood gears action moves for men. Men don't want to see women rescue men. It's too emasculating ;)

There are some female heroes. ( wonder woman, katnis ) but those were laughable shows

The only one that has managed to pull it off is the Resident Evil movies. She kicks serious ass. Plus shes pretty to look at :)



Maybe you should have kept watching... ;) In the start of the film, Dredd is already an experienced Judge, and he really knows how to kick some butt. That's why he gets to evaluate a rookie in the first place. She, on the other hand, hasns't been in much combat yet, so she tries to do her best without really knowing what she's up against. This is easy to see in the early parts, where she keeps making small mistakes, tries to go by the book and all that. But later on, when shit really hits the fan, she gradually goes from inexperienced rookie to almost as badass as Dredd himself.

As for the no-helmet thing, it's because she has psychic abilities that leads into some awesome scenes. And some funny ones, like the good, old: "Welcome to the inside of your head. It's quite empty in here."  ;D

And don't forget Lena Headey as Mama, the badass villain in the movie. I do wish she had more backstory, but let's just say I wouldn't want to get on her bad side. Or good side, for that matter. ;)
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Post by: DGSquared on January 12, 2013, 04:27:59 AM
Watched The Hobbit opening day. Listened to the audio book while on our road trip vacation last summer and wished the narrator was more animated in his vocals.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 12, 2013, 05:46:19 AM
I watched Hotel Transylvania with my daughter last night - We both had a fill of laughing - enjoyed :)
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 12, 2013, 04:38:35 PM
Inglorious Bastards is on tonight, but I also have Frankenweenie(something for my daughter and I to enjoy)

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Post by: thatollie on January 12, 2013, 08:42:46 PM
I watched this "feelgood" anime and couldn't help thinking that the main female character was a real b****.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Waves_(film)
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 14, 2013, 09:34:03 AM
Today I think will be Anime day -

First - Red vs Blue - a go between from Halo, though in a different style of anime, still I look forward.

Second -  The Mysterious Cities of Gold -  another t.v. series, but with a high enough rating to draw my interest.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 16, 2013, 06:17:06 PM
Two movies again tonight

Seven Samuri - 1954

Underground - 1995

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Post by: Pale Writer on January 18, 2013, 09:51:23 PM
Knight and Day - Tom Cruise and Cameron Dias

Action packed comedy - I got this :P
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Post by: Caitlin on January 19, 2013, 08:44:12 AM
Anna Karenina! It was brilliant. Especially I liked the acting technique of Levin and Kitty! So sensible! I was almost crying!
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 20, 2013, 01:26:42 PM
The original Airport - I still love that lady who sneaks on planes. :)
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Post by: StrangeMercy on January 20, 2013, 01:28:31 PM
Pan's Labyrinth (again) one of me favourites. Beautifully told fairytale-fantasy, graphic and dark too.

Oh and The Iron Giant adapted from the Ted Hughes book.
 
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 20, 2013, 01:35:37 PM
I loved Pan's Labyrinth also - Wish I understood Italian, but with the subtitles and their annunciation - enunciation(for some reason I always get that choice wrong :( )  it made me feel like I did. :)
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Post by: StrangeMercy on January 20, 2013, 01:48:36 PM
I believe its in Spanish :P

Same the first time I watched it, then I've seen it so many times that I know what they will say (even though I don't know any Spanish)

I love how the visually stunning the film is. Some scenes still make me uneasy though.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 20, 2013, 01:52:59 PM
There ya go, incorrect I am again. :)

Yes, some scene do in fact make me feel... I don't know if uneasy is the word for me, but whatever the feeling is, it is not enough for me to look too far away.  When she reaches first into that hole full of dark-yuk, well that was one, but I don't like dark-yukkie things much, and don't get me started on spider webs :(
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Post by: StrangeMercy on January 20, 2013, 02:10:42 PM
Haha the creepy crawlies didn't affect me much - Its more the brutality of her stepfather and the things he does to other. It was difficult to watch (but my eyes were glued to the screen) when her mother started bleeding out.  :o
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 20, 2013, 03:02:07 PM
Yes, the brutality, but I expect that from humanity so it doesn't cause me to flinch as much.  I did love the creature at the table, wouldn't want it chasing me, but still thought he was well done. :)

Tonight I might watch Life of pi - I have not read the book so no spoils for me.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 21, 2013, 04:22:26 PM
Princess Arete - anime

I enjoyed it. One of those easy going life movies.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 21, 2013, 05:22:53 PM
I'm feeling rock musical so...

Streets of Fire - great tunes,  not too bad of show.  Bingo entertainment.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 24, 2013, 12:38:53 PM
5 centimeters per second - Makoto Shinkai
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Post by: Laura H on January 24, 2013, 09:59:07 PM
A Single Man

Very stylish, great acting, I was bored through most of it, though  :-\
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 25, 2013, 01:42:22 PM
Frank and Robot - 2012
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Post by: The Skald on January 25, 2013, 05:54:23 PM
Just watched The Last Stand, with good ol' Arnie. The movie was decent enough if you want braindead, predictable action, but those are a dime a dozen. Last Stand is the first Arnold-actioner after his governator-days, and that's what I wanted to see. Why then aren't there any Arnold-action in the entire first half of the movie? That sucked. Not that there weren't action, of course. There's plenty of it. Braindead, silly, ridiculous, over the top and somewhat spectacular, yes. Just... not Arnold? That sucked. What's next? Rocky 7 (-ish?) with Stallone as a side-character?  ::)
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 26, 2013, 07:27:29 AM
Batman - The Dark Knight Returns - part 2  -  It's about time he started taking people out.  enjoyed
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Post by: Matt Walker on January 26, 2013, 03:31:53 PM
Yes, the brutality, but I expect that from humanity so it doesn't cause me to flinch as much.  I did love the creature at the table, wouldn't want it chasing me, but still thought he was well done. :)

But why would she eat from the table after being specifically told not to?! the monster was great though.

Recently saw Dredd, which was good and gory, and The Possession, which was a decent exorcist film.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 26, 2013, 05:24:15 PM
Why did she eat at the table? lol not sure. I wouldn't. I mean the music was a dead give away. Soon as you hear that, back the hell out.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 27, 2013, 05:59:09 PM
Stein's Gate - more of an animated tv series, but I watch the whole thing as a movie.
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Post by: Pale Writer on January 30, 2013, 10:58:17 AM
Citizen X - based on the russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo
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Post by: Daniel J. Pitcher on January 30, 2013, 12:28:32 PM
Maximum Conviction.

It stars Steven Seagal and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.

And that's all you you need to know...

Actually, it was okay...pretty ho-hum but did have one or two funny lines.

But if you like action movies, have a look at Jean Claude Van Damme's latest, 6 Bullets. It's class, I tell thee. Class.
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Post by: Pale Writer on February 01, 2013, 08:12:10 AM
Memories.of.Murder[Salinui.chueok] - 2003 - Korean film
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Post by: thatollie on February 01, 2013, 05:08:32 PM
Went to see Les Miserables.
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Post by: Matt Walker on February 02, 2013, 11:35:00 AM
Went to see Les Miserables.

Did you like it?
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Post by: thatollie on February 02, 2013, 11:38:00 AM
Did you like it?
Yeah, it was epic.

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Post by: Matt Walker on February 02, 2013, 01:01:07 PM
Yeah, it was epic.



Yeah it was good, I do prefer the stage version though. Although Anne Hathaway was just amazing.
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Post by: Pale Writer on February 02, 2013, 01:36:51 PM
The Master - 2012 - directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
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Post by: thatollie on February 02, 2013, 01:39:11 PM
Yeah it was good, I do prefer the stage version though. Although Anne Hathaway was just amazing.

Yeah, I saw the stage version about 8 years ago.

Gavroche on the barricades was still incredibly sad.
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Post by: Pale Writer on February 04, 2013, 09:34:35 AM
I've been watching documentaries on the History Channel.  Perhaps for escape from this race of rat-like life.  Never-the-less - enjoyable.
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Post by: StrangeMercy on February 05, 2013, 09:59:47 AM
Kung Fu Hustle
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Post by: McWawa on February 08, 2013, 07:52:46 PM
The Lego Police Station Attack.

short animation film by the Hill Street Boys Production Team, directed by M. & J. Preston and Snr.

http://youtu.be/GXR9qbCAp4w (http://youtu.be/GXR9qbCAp4w)
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Post by: thatollie on February 28, 2013, 11:41:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcsirofJrlM
 ;)
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Post by: Ajaxe on March 01, 2013, 02:58:57 PM
Fellowship Of The Ring.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 13, 2013, 09:51:57 AM
Cloud Atlas  - I liked but know I'm going to have to watch it again to put the pieces snugly together.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 16, 2013, 12:53:16 PM
Wonderful Days (Sky Blue) - 2003
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 17, 2013, 08:00:04 AM
That Last Stand - didn't like it much at all.
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Post by: midnight candle on March 17, 2013, 10:24:57 AM
28 days later
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Post by: thatollie on March 17, 2013, 12:15:43 PM
American: The Bill Hicks Story

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Post by: Pale Writer on March 18, 2013, 07:20:39 AM
Treasure Planet - a bit like Treasure Island, but with Space.
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Post by: The Skald on March 18, 2013, 03:02:43 PM
Tried to watch Jack the Giant Killer, which is a rip-off of Jack the Giant Slayer, which was originally supposed to be called... *drum roll please*... Jack the Giant Killer. Confusing? Nah...  ;D Anyway, as I said, I tried to watch it. It starts with a guy in a huge suit of armor (think war-version of the loader Ripley used in Aliens) shooting at a big monster that doesn't resemble a giant at all. And that was the good part of the movie.  ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 19, 2013, 06:58:33 PM
A Soldiers Story - 1984
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Post by: Laura H on March 19, 2013, 07:39:43 PM
The Avengers.  It was very good, but not great.
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Post by: midnight candle on March 20, 2013, 04:55:42 PM
the baader mienhof complex. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IVKAAsqcrI
a superb german movie chronicling the red army fation terrorist group of the 60s and 70s.


and just about to watch another german movie tonight - metropolis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSExdX0tds4
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 20, 2013, 05:41:43 PM
You should enjoy - Metropolis - D. :)
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Post by: Zaazu on March 21, 2013, 01:12:58 PM
The Hobbit. For the 6th time, going on my 7th (my obsession with this stuff is extremely unhealthy. Also I managed to find a HD torrent and it's so beautiful oh my goodness) It's absolutely lovely, I could talk about it for days.

I'm probably going to reward myself for finishing this essay a few hours before it's due with watching the extended version of LOTR the Fellowship of the Ring tonight.
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 03:08:46 PM
Good to see a fellow Ringer Zaz.
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Post by: McWawa on March 21, 2013, 07:14:42 PM
"Mash" 

directed by Robert Altman, with Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Sally Kellerman and Gary Burghoff
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 21, 2013, 07:18:54 PM
A classic, Yelnick.

The Mechanic - 1972 - Charles Bronson - As much as I like action movies by JS, and JT does pretty good too, I still prefer Charlie - might watch Hard Times after this.

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Post by: McWawa on March 21, 2013, 07:32:05 PM
A classic, Yelnick.

The Mechanic - 1972 - Charles Bronson - As much as I like action movies by JS, and JT does pretty good too, I still prefer Charlie - might watch Hard Times after this.


I saw the Mechanic when it fist came out, now have a dvd. The beginning of a series of movies Micheal Winner made with Charles Bronson, though this one not related to the Death Wish one in story line..

What is  " JS, and JT " ?
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Post by: bri h on March 21, 2013, 07:38:37 PM
Loved Bronson in The Great Escape. His accent is how my Da used to speak. W became V and yes became yets. Miss the owld bugger every time I'm reminded. Owld git!  :)
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 22, 2013, 07:28:26 AM
JS - Jason Statham  -  JT - Justin Timberlake -  in relation to the newer version of The Mechanic.

My dad looked a bit like Charlie, same build and everything. 
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Post by: bri h on March 22, 2013, 08:47:00 AM
Yeah, but how was he for tunneling? ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 22, 2013, 08:52:56 AM
I seen him tunnel his way through a group of guys trying to jump him outside a bar. Regret was something they would up with in the morning. :)

Now I might have to get The Dirty Dozen now :)
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 22, 2013, 07:23:13 PM
I haven't watched it yet, but its all queued up so will be heading off to watch - The Dirty Dozen (first one I think '67 apparently)

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Post by: The Skald on March 23, 2013, 02:32:16 AM
A Good Day to Die Hard. Also known as Die Hard 5. I think. I mean, there's still Bruce Willis as the main character, and said character is called John McClane. But Die Hard? Not even close. There are so many things that's wrong with this pile of crap that I don't even know where to even start. But to pick a random place, there's John McClane himself. Back in Die Hard 1, he was just a lone cop going to a Christmas part in his wife's office. It happened to be on top of a skyscraper, but still. Then the terrorists attacked, John McClane accidentally got away, and we suddenly had a scared, lone cop fighting a whole lot of terrorists on his own, while trying to save the hostages. Awesome stuff. The sequel wasn't much worse. Even the third one was pretty good, though this time they had a whole city to play in. I think that was a mistake. Die Hard should take place on a small, limited space, so we feel trapped. You don't feel trapped when you have an entire city. Still, not a bad movie. Die Hard 4 was... well... "You blew up a helicopter with a car!" "Yeah, I was out of bullets."  ;D Completely retarded, yet more of the same as the third one. Not good, but not too bad either.

And now... dear Lord, this pile of garbage is bad. John McClane is in? Hardly. The lone, scared cop is long gone, replaced with a superhero with the same name. Not once does he get hurt at all through the entire movie. Maybe a scratch here and there, but when you think about how ridiculous the action is, it's a miracle he survived the first twenty minutes. Blowing up a helicopter with a car? Pft, try sending the car into the helicopter, both crashes into a building, the building collapses over the car and helicopter, blows up, the explosion damages the next buildings, they collapse and fall over the first building, and John McClane crawls out of the wreckage, unhurt. Barely got his shirt dirty. And that would have been one of the more quiet sections in the movie. Geez... as a pure action movie, it's not all bad. In a Rambo 2 and 3 kinda way. (taking out an entire small army with a bow and arrow? Doesnt' even need to get more arrows tan the initial 10+ arrows he finds.)  ;D But as a Die Hard movie? Not even close.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 23, 2013, 12:19:18 PM
Corvette Summer

Started with a high school class choosing a car to rework, restore in auto shop. Main character was a young man with a dysfunctional relationship with his mother. The mother was only a small part seems she was like the backboard of a basketball hoop - something to bounce other relationships off of.

The heart of the story was the young man and the corvette he found and was major in restoring. Sub plot, the auto shop teacher who turned out not to be the upstanding adult the young man had thought him to be.

Not my usual fare movie wise, but wound up enjoying it more than expected.
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Post by: midnight candle on March 23, 2013, 12:37:08 PM
You should enjoy - Metropolis - D. :)

it's superb
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 23, 2013, 12:57:00 PM
I might have asked this before, but, have you ever watched - Waltz with Bashir 2008 ?

There is another one  - Lebanon - 2009

I'm not war-mongering you, but the writing is pretty damn good.
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Post by: midnight candle on March 23, 2013, 01:30:58 PM
i forgot all about waltz with bashir - it's meant to be really good. thanks PW - i'll check it out.
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Post by: thatollie on March 23, 2013, 02:14:19 PM
A Good Day to Die Hard. Also known as Die Hard 5. I think. I mean, there's still Bruce Willis as the main character, and said character is called John McClane. But Die Hard? Not even close. There are so many things that's wrong with this pile of crap that I don't even know where to even start. But to pick a random place, there's John McClane himself. Back in Die Hard 1, he was just a lone cop going to a Christmas part in his wife's office. It happened to be on top of a skyscraper, but still. Then the terrorists attacked, John McClane accidentally got away, and we suddenly had a scared, lone cop fighting a whole lot of terrorists on his own, while trying to save the hostages. Awesome stuff. The sequel wasn't much worse. Even the third one was pretty good, though this time they had a whole city to play in. I think that was a mistake. Die Hard should take place on a small, limited space, so we feel trapped. You don't feel trapped when you have an entire city. Still, not a bad movie. Die Hard 4 was... well... "You blew up a helicopter with a car!" "Yeah, I was out of bullets."  ;D Completely retarded, yet more of the same as the third one. Not good, but not too bad either.

And now... dear Lord, this pile of garbage is bad. John McClane is in? Hardly. The lone, scared cop is long gone, replaced with a superhero with the same name. Not once does he get hurt at all through the entire movie. Maybe a scratch here and there, but when you think about how ridiculous the action is, it's a miracle he survived the first twenty minutes. Blowing up a helicopter with a car? Pft, try sending the car into the helicopter, both crashes into a building, the building collapses over the car and helicopter, blows up, the explosion damages the next buildings, they collapse and fall over the first building, and John McClane crawls out of the wreckage, unhurt. Barely got his shirt dirty. And that would have been one of the more quiet sections in the movie. Geez... as a pure action movie, it's not all bad. In a Rambo 2 and 3 kinda way. (taking out an entire small army with a bow and arrow? Doesnt' even need to get more arrows tan the initial 10+ arrows he finds.)  ;D But as a Die Hard movie? Not even close.

My religion only recognises 3 Die Hard Movies.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 23, 2013, 03:07:53 PM
I have never been able to look at the icicles hanging from a roof in the same way ever since the second movie I think? I'm pretty sure I've only ever seen two, and that's enough for me :P

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Post by: thatollie on March 23, 2013, 04:31:15 PM
I have never been able to look at the icicles hanging from a roof in the same way ever since the second movie I think? I'm pretty sure I've only ever seen two, and that's enough for me :P



That was indeed in the second movie.
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Post by: The Skald on March 23, 2013, 04:48:47 PM
Yeah, they really should have stopped after the third movie. Even that one was a stretch, but I can accept it as a decent Die Hard movie. But think about it: In the first two, McClane feels heartbroken when a civilian dies. In Die Hard 5, he goes on a rampage, not caring that he destroys civilian property and endangers lots of civilians. I would be really surprised if no civilians were harmed, or even killed. And McClane? Not a care in the world. He's going after the bad guys, and screw anyone who gets in the way. That just sounds so... wrong.

Not to mention the "infamous" interview with him in the bonus material on the Die Hard 4 disc. They talked about the making of that movie, and Bruce Willis said one of the stories they discussed was John McClane and his son going on vacation in another country. The story was too ridiculous for them and didn't seem like a Die Hard movie at all. So what is Die Hard 5 about? John McClane... and his son... in another country... hmmm...  ::)
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Post by: McWawa on March 23, 2013, 04:52:50 PM
  "Witness Protection".   

Directed by Richard Pearce, with Tom Sizemore, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Forest Whitaker.
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Post by: Frogg on March 23, 2013, 04:59:03 PM
Beginners

Directed by Mike Mills, with Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent.

Loved it, loved the way it was filmed, great acting.

Yeah, they really should have stopped after the third movie.

I pretend they did stop after the third. It's the only way I can get though the day... ::)
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 23, 2013, 06:03:33 PM
I'll have to check those two out.

I watched a street artist create a picture of Bruce Lee right before my eyes. Crazy in the detail.

So... Enter the Dragon

movie time :)
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Post by: Dawn on March 23, 2013, 07:00:02 PM
The Time Traveller's wife - actually found it beter than the book.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 23, 2013, 08:24:50 PM
The Time Traveller's wife - actually found it beter than the book.

So did I. You didn't end up finishing the book either, did you  ::) :-[
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Post by: The Skald on March 23, 2013, 08:48:56 PM
After the horrible Die Hard 5, I decided on some brainless entertainment and ended up with Jason X. I'm a big fan of the Friday 13th series, and I think Jason X is one of the better movies. Yes, I know it's a silly movie, with a dumb story, cheesy dialogue and bad acting. But hasn't all the movies been like this? (maybe except the first one.) And let's face it, fans are dumb too. Jason is best known for dying all the time and returning all the time, yet very few know that he didn't die until the fourth movie. Yes, I know his mom was pissed that he drowned and all that, but if you watch the second movie, he actually survived the drowning. And yes, that again makes the whole series pointless. I mean, his mom going on a killing spree to get revenge for her son not dying? Um... what?  ;D But who cares? It's Jason. Do you really dare say no to him?  ;D
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Post by: McWawa on March 23, 2013, 09:22:26 PM
Thin Red Line.

Directed by Terrence Malick.

I read the book The Time Travellers Wife. and completed it, ( and recommended it here some time ago)  yet I did not care too much for the film, lots of stuff missed out in the film. I still go back and dip into the book occasionally, just for fun.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 24, 2013, 09:13:24 AM
I was just talking to my buddy about that film, Yelnick, so might have to watch it again.
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Post by: Dawn on March 24, 2013, 09:16:48 AM
So did I. You didn't end up finishing the book either, did you  ::) :-[

 ;D No, Jeanette, it did my head in - back and forth, back and forth. The film got the point across but not in the complicated the manner the book used. :-\
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Post by: McWawa on March 24, 2013, 11:15:22 AM
I was just talking to my buddy about that film, Yelnick, so might have to watch it again.

I will be watching Terrence Malick's  "Days of Heaven" this evening, if all goes to plan. The Criterion Collection edition, of which I have a copy, has some good extras and is well worth the extra cost even though viewing requires an all areas DVD player ( they're often the cheapest in the store).
The copy of  "Thin Red Line" which i possess has no interviews with the cinematographer or director (screen play writer), no running commentary options nor booklet write up, a pity.  I wish that i had a Criterion Collection edtion of that film too.
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 24, 2013, 05:46:55 PM
Alex Cross - I have to say I expected better. The killer was great, but I had to draw the line there.
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 05:50:09 PM
I think a couple of SPOILER Alerts would be great on this thread, for the people who can't afford to see the latest films yet! >:( ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 24, 2013, 05:52:02 PM
One opinion doesn't make it your own. :)  Maybe you'll like it, or I have bad taste. I still watched it all. (took me 3 tries :P )
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 05:56:03 PM
Picture a hole, and a shovel. Then picture you in the hole with the shovel ony now you're gettin deeper! Cos now, I know it may be crap! ha ha ha ha

No worries mate, you could tell me the whole plot(even if there doesn't seem to be one) and I'll still watch it, I like to form my own judgement about stuff
I've lost count of the rivers where I've swam up while everyone else swims down!  ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 24, 2013, 05:59:55 PM
My friend loved it. So. . . let me outta this hole :)
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 06:06:45 PM
Offers Paley the warm hand of friendship(little did Paley realise quite how Bri had warmed it! Just as well mebbee!) and offered to pull him out of the hole, he coulda just stepped out! It being only two foot deep!
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 24, 2013, 06:09:49 PM
Thankisai :)

I have The Man with the Iron Fists on queue for tonight - It's a Quentin, so .  .   .  anything goes.
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 06:11:37 PM
Thankisai? Isn that something SK writes into his novels a lot?
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 24, 2013, 06:12:40 PM
Celebration to it's upcoming movie :)
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Post by: bri h on March 24, 2013, 06:14:45 PM
? explain please that last statement. That made as much sense as one of me stories
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 25, 2013, 06:57:23 PM
The Dark Tower  -  well some of it, is being made into a movie 2013


Tonight I'm going to watch The Raid - Redemption
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Post by: bri h on March 25, 2013, 07:05:02 PM
Wow! I didn't know Long tall n ugly was gonna be a movie star. Where they gonna get a 3 fingered star to play him? I know! . . . Herron! . . .  He always has three fingers of visky in the Bar. I wonder if he can act? Although, on second thoughts, he does have a book to promote. Maybe he won't be interested. Keep searching.  ;D
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Post by: herron on March 25, 2013, 10:49:53 PM
Naw...I'm probably tall enough for the part, but lanky I'm not.
Besides, they want three fingers on a hand, not in a whiskey glass.  ;)
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Post by: bri h on March 26, 2013, 04:21:31 AM
But isn't three fingers in a whisky glass worth a bird in a bush? I feel like we're in a naff spy-thriller, passing codes before we get to the real stuff!  ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 26, 2013, 09:48:53 AM
The Invisible War - 2012 - deals with the fact of how rape by your own soldiers is more likely to happen than killed by another country's soldiers.
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Post by: midnight candle on March 26, 2013, 09:55:28 AM
just seen 'under fire' for the first time in at least 10 years. i forgot just how good it was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgsCN4-EP0Y
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Post by: Ajaxe on March 26, 2013, 03:48:15 PM
A kiddy flick - Beauty and The Beast.

The stuff you have to endure when nieces visit!
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 26, 2013, 03:51:08 PM
I love anime, sometimes the kiddies just have to put up with me :P

Rashomon - 1950
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Post by: Pale Writer on March 28, 2013, 07:15:55 AM
I tried to watch Olympus has Fallen - felt like another Die Hard - though if you like action films, you might let that slide.
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Post by: Ajaxe on March 31, 2013, 09:30:20 AM
Anime is great but it evokes bad memories. I once worked on an anime project (the scripting part) with someone who I fell out with later. An acrimonious fall-out if I might add and it cost me virtually every contact I'd made because well the guy kept writing, posting on my fb time-line and to cut right out my life I had to delete my email accounts and leave facebook. So I try my best to avoid anime if and when I can.

I don't like action that much anymore. I prefer something a little bit funny. Something that will make me smile because there's enough bad news. It pays to smile once  and. . .

The Naked Gun just made my day! Nielsen was great. 

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Post by: Pale Writer on March 31, 2013, 09:56:58 AM
Army of Shadows - 1969


That sounds like a good enough reason not to like.
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Post by: Matt Walker on March 31, 2013, 04:25:13 PM
Cabin in the Woods - very original and weird but still thoroughly enjoyable!
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Post by: midnight candle on March 31, 2013, 05:49:36 PM
the girl with the dragon tattoo.

just gonna watch the sequel in a few minutes time. brilliant film and hope the sequel is just as great.
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 01, 2013, 07:23:48 AM
Good movie, Daryl.

Treasure Island - 1950  - Aaaaarrrrrrghhh :)
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Post by: bri h on April 01, 2013, 08:11:08 AM
"It be Bloind Pyu!" Oh, sorry, it's you Paley.  ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 01, 2013, 08:23:54 AM
I'm off to watch

Soldier - Kurt Russell - 1998   ( I've liked him from The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes )  Laughed like hell watching Overboard.
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Post by: bri h on April 01, 2013, 08:26:25 AM
Liked him in "Stargate," a walking cliché, I thought. Another cliché in
"Escape from New York."
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 01, 2013, 08:35:31 AM
Ha!

Call me, Snake

:P  - I still like him.  Like the range of his characters.
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Post by: LC1 on April 01, 2013, 09:41:35 AM
Weird science. Classic 80's cheese
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Post by: bri h on April 01, 2013, 09:43:20 AM
Kelly Brock. Damn fine woman.
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Post by: LC1 on April 01, 2013, 09:44:59 AM
She must be a granny by now  ;D
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Post by: bri h on April 01, 2013, 09:50:58 AM
She'd still be worth a look I thunk.  ;D
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Post by: LC1 on April 01, 2013, 09:53:28 AM
I thinks she's married to Steven Seagal. Best not to mess  ;D
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Post by: journolady on April 01, 2013, 02:37:39 PM
The last movie I watched is Special 26, Bollywood movie. Nice one.
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Post by: DGSquared on April 01, 2013, 05:31:17 PM
Watched Big Fish on Netflix last night right before the season finale of Walking Dead.
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Post by: Gayle on April 01, 2013, 11:07:03 PM
Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein

Inga: Werewolf!

Fredrick: Werewolf?

Igor: There.

Fredrick: What?

Igor: There wolf. There castle.

Fredrick: Why are you talking like that?

Igor: I thought you wanted to.

Fredrick: No. I don't want to.

Igor: Well suit yourself; I'm easy.
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Post by: J.B. Brown on April 02, 2013, 01:21:49 AM
Sleepless in Seattle... Classic.  :)
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Post by: McWawa on April 02, 2013, 09:15:45 AM
The Shawshank Redemption.

with Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman,  
directed and screenplay by Frank Darabont, based on a Stephen King short story.

This dvd was a gift to me, a few years ago. The film is a good reminder, imho, that no matter how much we feel imprisoned within our present situation in life, there can be a away out ( if that's what we wish for). While most others are  "institutionalised" enough to just accept their lot, as are the prisoners in this film.
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Post by: LC1 on April 02, 2013, 12:34:10 PM
Planet terror. So bad it's actually quite good!
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Post by: midnight candle on April 02, 2013, 12:36:38 PM
The Shawshank Redemption.

with Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, 
directed and screenplay by Frank Darabont, based on a Stephen King short story.

This dvd was a gift to me, a few years ago. The film is a good reminder, imho, that no matter how much we feel imprisoned within our present situation in life, there can be a away out ( if that's what we wish for). While most others are  "institutionalised" enough to just accept their lot, as are the prisoners in this film.

a superb piece of movie-making and script to go with it. awesome.
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Post by: thatollie on April 02, 2013, 01:11:57 PM
Akira

Here's the trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQnw35kR6Pw
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 02, 2013, 05:07:40 PM
Killer Joe - 2011
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Post by: McWawa on April 03, 2013, 06:46:02 AM
No Country for Old Men

I've never been disappointed with a Coen Brothers' film, and Javier Bardem  gives a unique, and almost likeable, bad guy character. Not to forget yet another great performance from Tommy Lee Jones,and a convincing "country gal" from Scottish actress Kelly McDonald.

After watching a film many times for the story, watching to review how it was made  and structured, or research the script etc., there becomes an interest to follow up and catch the "goofs".  Bearing in mind that the story is based in the year 1980 . . .

"In the scene where Anton is in the gas station, there is a rack behind Anton with Jack Link's beef jerky. The Jack Link's logo is one that wasn't introduced until the late 2000s."

 "When Anton enter the Texaco Station and asks the owner behind the counter how much the peanuts cost, the owner replies "69 Cents". As he says this, immediately to his right, viewer's left, there is a clip strip of the same peanuts all labeled 99 cents each. (We can tell it is the same kind of peanuts as Anton later discards his wrapper on the counter.)"

"The glass milk bottle that Anton and later Sheriff Bell drink from is from Promised Land Dairy in Floresville, TX. This company did not exist until 1987."

"The weapon Moss picks up in the drug dealers truck is a Heckler and Koch SP89, so named because it was introduced to the American market in 1989.  "

all the above, and more, from IMDb website.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477348/trivia?tab=gf&ref_=tt_trv_gf
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Post by: LC1 on April 03, 2013, 01:20:05 PM
Clerks. Excellent film
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 03, 2013, 01:39:41 PM
Have you ever watched ClerksII ?

Get Smart - this was after I pointed Our Man Flynt to a friend. I used to watch the tv series daily(Max/Agent99 :) - might have had a little crush on her)

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Post by: LC1 on April 03, 2013, 01:41:35 PM
Yeah I've seen it . I thought it was alright
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 05, 2013, 06:49:59 AM
Killing them Softly - 2012
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Post by: LC1 on April 05, 2013, 10:21:13 AM
Not another teen movie. Ahh nostalgia
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Post by: LC1 on April 08, 2013, 02:51:34 PM
What lies beneath.  :)
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 08, 2013, 03:23:45 PM
Lego Batman - eh, it's lego :)
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Post by: J.B. Brown on April 09, 2013, 02:31:29 AM
Clerks. Excellent film

Good one. Funny movie.

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 09, 2013, 07:24:45 AM
Das Boot - not my first time, not my last time
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Post by: Chizzy on April 09, 2013, 09:11:59 AM
Evil Dead -- reboot of the 80s classic. Wasn't bad. Wasn't scary. Was exceptionally gory.
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Post by: LC1 on April 09, 2013, 12:08:48 PM
Was it better or worse than the original?
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Post by: The Skald on April 10, 2013, 10:58:13 AM
Personally, I think people focus too much on the "better than the original?" stuff. I haven't seen the new Evil Dead yet, but if you think about it, all the three old ones are brilliant, yet very different. Evil Dead 2 is my favorite, yet it's very different from the first one. It's not scary, just very funny. Army of Darkness is even less scary, and not quite as funny. But it's a very different movie, so it can't really be compared to the first two. Yet it's also the same movie, but the cabin changed to castle, deadites changed to skeletons etc. So is the new one better or worse than the original? Does it matter? Shouldn't the question be "Is it good?" :)

And speaking of Evil Dead, there's plenty of rumors about Ash returning in Army of Darkness 2. Here's hoping. :) Of course, Bruce Campbell has said Sam Raimi keeps confirming it to himself, yet it hasn't happened yet. So who knows? But if it does happen, what movie do we want? A sequel to Army of Darkness where he returned to the present, or the original ending where he overslept and ended up in a post-apocalypic future as the only (known) human left? They actually made a script for it, with Bruce Campbell as the only actor. That could be... interesting. :p
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Post by: Chizzy on April 10, 2013, 09:08:15 PM
Was it better or worse than the original?

I prefer the 1981 version, mostly because it terrified me. The production values in the remake are obviously better and there's a better storyline, though. Having a main character coming off heroin was a masterstroke as her initial desire to get out is mistaken for a reaction to cold turkey. And the denouement is just chuffing mental. But there's something about the original that's a bit more honest, I guess.

FWIW, I agree with The Skaid that Evil Dead 2 is still the pick of the bunch.
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Post by: J.B. Brown on April 10, 2013, 11:31:32 PM
Jumanji
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Post by: thatollie on April 11, 2013, 07:27:06 AM
The Wild Bunch
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Post by: midnight candle on April 11, 2013, 07:28:59 AM
The Wild Bunch

brilliant
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Post by: thatollie on April 11, 2013, 07:32:50 AM
brilliant

Well, I do have excellent taste.
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 11, 2013, 07:48:37 AM
The Ghost and the Darkness - 1996
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 11, 2013, 05:54:04 PM
Chicago - The 1927 version with Ginger Rogers

TMC had this on the other night and I watched it because I enjoyed the 2002 version with Catherine Zeta-Jones.

If I had never seen the later version of Chicago, I might have enjoyed the original more. But comparing the development of story/plot between the two, 2002 wins hands down.
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Post by: LC1 on April 12, 2013, 10:34:58 AM
Storm warning  - an Aussie horror
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Post by: McWawa on April 12, 2013, 05:20:12 PM
The Straight Story.

My favourite David Lynch film, starring Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek.

The true story of Alvin Straight who, at the age of 73 years, travelled five hundred miles or more on his lawn mower to visit a member of his family.

I've lost count how many times i have viewed this movie, as a rented VHS and since owning a DVD copy. Yet initially every day for a month before riding a motorcycle across the USA from the east coast to the upper Missisippi in the west of Wisconsin, the place to where Alvin travelled ( from the opposite direction) to see his brother.
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 13, 2013, 07:31:30 AM
I enjoyed that movie also, Yelnick.

Watched Citizen Kane last night. - Rosebud.
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Post by: LC1 on April 13, 2013, 08:49:07 AM
Stealing Harvard
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 13, 2013, 09:07:44 AM
Today I have two films to watch. 

Spartacus - 1960  (because I'm watching Spartacus the Tv series now)

and

Aguirre: The Wraith of God - 1972

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Post by: J.B. Brown on April 13, 2013, 10:18:34 AM
Don't hate me but, Hot Rod.

Stupid funny that makes you lol.  ;D
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Post by: Dawn on April 15, 2013, 12:47:29 PM
The Host. Quite enjoyed it.
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Post by: The Skald on April 18, 2013, 07:01:59 PM
I tried to watch Scary Movie 5. Keyword being tried. Dear Lord... picture this: Go to the nearest zoo and find a random selection of monkeys. It doesn't matter what species of monkey they are, of if they are all the same species. Put them all in a big cage that rotates vertically, so it'll flip upside down and back again, over and over. Now toss in a typewriter and some paper, and tell the monkeys that the cage will stop rotating when they have a finished manuscript. And they won't be fed until then. The end result will still be better than Scary Movie 5.  ;D
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Post by: thatollie on April 19, 2013, 02:17:33 PM
Grave of the Fireflies

Oh boy, this is the saddest movie ever made. Here's the trailer . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxv9ghINEhs
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Post by: Gayle on April 19, 2013, 02:38:32 PM
Looks amazing Sprocket. I'm going to have to track that one down.
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Post by: McWawa on April 19, 2013, 09:12:24 PM
The Parallax View  with Warren Beauty.  first released 1974.

I saw this when it first came out, and then took me quite awhile to find it on DVD.
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Post by: Taylor on April 19, 2013, 09:17:49 PM
The Last Horror Film.

Slasher film made in 1982, starring Joe Spinell and Caroline Monroe.

It's of its time but isn't as predictable as most made in that era.

Like a Giallo, I was surprised to find.  So not bad in my book.
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Post by: thatollie on April 23, 2013, 08:46:46 AM
The Lion King
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 23, 2013, 12:33:17 PM
The Pursuit of Happyness

With Will Smith and the first movie appearance of his son, Jaden Smith.

This movie is based on a portion of a real man's struggles. If you haven't seen it, I think it's well worth your time.

It was released in 2006, but I had not seen, nor heard about it until yesterday. Thanks to my son and his DVD collection, I now have.  ;)
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Post by: J.B. Brown on April 23, 2013, 09:34:31 PM
Legally Blonde
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Post by: Matt Walker on April 24, 2013, 01:39:15 PM
Cabin In The Woods. Very original and fun!
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Post by: Matt Walker on April 24, 2013, 01:40:09 PM
The Lion King

Still my favourite Disney. Seeing the musical in July.
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Post by: The Skald on April 24, 2013, 05:53:01 PM
Cabin In The Woods. Very original and fun!
Maybe it's just me, but I found it to be neither original nor fun. The plot was in most ways just a bigger version of "Behind the mask: The rise of Leslie Vernon" (awesome movie, btw), and fun? Not really. Did love the surprise guest in the ending, though. ;)
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Post by: 2par on April 24, 2013, 09:13:00 PM
War Horse.  Loved it.  Spielberg!
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Post by: slo2rich on April 24, 2013, 09:26:36 PM
Three Kings. Last night! I like how they made Mark W.'s character funny and tries to please everyone.  They didn't make him the big bad gunslinger and still had a part in being the hero.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 25, 2013, 11:32:11 AM
War Horse.  Loved it.  Spielberg!

I agree 2par - a good movie . . . so far, I've watched it twice.  ;)
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Post by: midnight candle on April 25, 2013, 05:20:38 PM
ring
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Post by: thatollie on April 27, 2013, 12:23:40 PM
ring

The good one or the American one?
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Post by: midnight candle on April 27, 2013, 12:30:17 PM
The good one or the American one?

the good one - like you, i have good taste :)
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Post by: McWawa on April 28, 2013, 07:14:30 AM
"Up in Smoke"

with and by Cheek Marin & Tommy Chong

&

"Frankie And Johnny"    

With Michelle Pfeiffer (and a guy named Al Pyjamas or something like that  . . . .)
 I'm a big Pfeiffer fan, and how many people have three "f " s in their surname.
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Post by: The Skald on April 29, 2013, 01:10:01 AM
The last one I saw was Iron Man 3, and I honestly gotta say... dear lord that was bad.  >:( First of all, there wasn't much action in it at all - in a superhero-movie. Second, they have apparently run out of stories, so they simply copied Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Mostly the two first movies, though. Second, the story didn't make any sense. I know, it's a superhero-movie, but still. Remember the first Superman-movie, when Lois died and Superman saved her by flying around the world so fast that he went back in time and prevented the accident? That made more sense than this movie.  ;D And don't get me started on the villain this time: The Mandarin. Christ sake... I know sir Ben Kingsley is a great actor, but an American actor as a Chinese character? (technically Chinese father and Englihs mother, but still).

Not to mention perhaps the biggest mistake of them all: In the comics, one of the most well-known facts about the Mandarin is that he gets his powers from ten rings, made by alien technology from a crashed spaceship. Iron Man 3 takes place shortly after The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble, I think it's called in the US.) Avengers was all about Iron Man & co stopping... *drum roll*... an alien invasion. C'mon, it's right there! Alien rings! Alien invasion! It's such an obvious connection they have to be pretty damn stupid to not use it. And guess what? They didn't use it. At all. Even the Mandarin himself wasn't in the movie much, and the rings were nowhere to be seen. Then again, what's the point with magical rings when he doesn't have any powers? Fuck sake... Oh, and did I mention the Mandarin is a really good martial artist? In the comics, at least. Don't expect many fight scenes in the movie at all.

It's almost as stupid as Fantastic Four 2. "The most powerful creature in the entire universe? Hm... let's remove his surf board, and he'll be helpless". Riiight... "Galactucs is a big robot in space? Nah, that's just silly. Let's use a cloud." Fuck sake... Is this what superhero-movies has come to? At least the Man of Steel trailer looks cool, but who knows? Maybe they can somehow manage to screw up Superman. And I enjoyed Superman IV and Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, starring the one and only David Hasselhof.   ;D

Edit: Speaking of dumb things. Iron Man 3 takes place shortly after Avengers. In Iron Man 3, the Mandarin, a powerful, resourceful terrorist leader shows up on national TV in the US and openly threaten the US president. So... where is the Avengers now? Or just the S.H.I.E.L.D.? "The president is under attack? Um.. err... have fun, Tony."  ;D
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Post by: J.B. Brown on April 29, 2013, 08:04:11 PM
Pitch Perfect
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Post by: Laura H on April 29, 2013, 08:07:11 PM
The Hunger Games. 

And dang, I was looking forward to Iron Man 3.
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Post by: Joe Mynhardt on April 30, 2013, 09:42:12 AM
I'm on a classic horror movie binge at the moment. Last few movies I watched were: The Children, Nightmare on Elm Street 1, Misery, Dracula (1932) and Psycho. Up next is King's Sometimes they Come Back.  ;)
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Post by: Matt Walker on April 30, 2013, 09:53:59 AM
I too was looking forward to Iron Man 3. Don't worry, Skald, Kick Ass 2 will be out soon!
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Post by: The Skald on April 30, 2013, 11:54:26 AM
Please don't listen too much to me. :p I hated Iron Man 3, but a lot of people love it. I think it's best to see for yourself if you'll like it or not. Hey, I hated Dark Knight. What do I know?  ;D

As for Kick Ass 2, I'm not all that interested in it. The first one was great because it was something new, and (maybe especially) because of Hit-Girl. She was an absurd mix between a cute girl and badass killing machine. So what about Kick Ass 2? It's not something new anymore, so it can easily end up just more of the same. It wouldn't exactly be the first time that happened. Second, Hit-Girl is not a young girl anymore, but a teenager. She can still be fun to watch, but she's not... 'special'... anymore. Kinda like Jake in Two and a half men is still funny, but he's not exatly a cute kid anymore. Now he's just one out of many. He hasn't been in the current season much and won't be in the next, but honestly, I don't think 'grown up Jake' will be missed nearly as much as 'kid Jake'.
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Post by: Matt Walker on April 30, 2013, 03:11:43 PM
However it turns out I think Chloe Moretz will definitely steal the show again. And hey, she's still cute ;)
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Post by: The Skald on April 30, 2013, 04:09:47 PM
Yeah, she'll definitely steal the show. I'm just concerned there won't be much of a show to steal. :)
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Post by: ellsbells4 on May 01, 2013, 03:37:03 PM
Argo!  amazing - if it weren't true, you'd never believe it.
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Post by: HonestIgnoramous on May 02, 2013, 08:44:41 AM
Throne of Blood :)
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Post by: midnight candle on May 02, 2013, 10:30:46 AM
Underground

a movie about zombies on a disused US military base. not great but it was enjoyable and filled a gap  ;D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 02, 2013, 12:19:45 PM
I watched The African Queen again yesterday. I've probably watched this a dozen times or more over the years. The story is great and it seems I never get too much of Bogie or Kate.  8)
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Post by: midnight candle on May 03, 2013, 12:22:54 AM
I watched The African Queen again yesterday. I've probably watched this a dozen times or more over the years. The story is great and it seems I never get too much of Bogie or Kate.  8)

lost track of how many times i've seen it - superb movie :)
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Post by: Vienna on May 05, 2013, 02:01:45 PM
invasion of the body snatchers

one of my faves
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Post by: midnight candle on May 05, 2013, 02:03:39 PM
invasion of the body snatchers

one of my faves

which one V? i prefer the donald sutherland version :)
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Post by: Vienna on May 05, 2013, 02:18:13 PM
I like the 1956 version ...........Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. The Sutherland one isn't bad mind. Invasion with Nicole Kidman another version is bloody crap though eh?
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Post by: Matt Walker on May 05, 2013, 02:33:43 PM
Saw Red yesterday, the action comedy with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Meryl Streep. Not as good as True Lies but still very good!
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 05, 2013, 05:25:46 PM
I re-watched Medicine Man with Sean Connery.

Good story and I still enjoyed the acting and the scenery.
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Post by: midnight candle on May 06, 2013, 05:21:14 PM
Scum

I've seen it many times and the performances are great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLXDqcq80vI
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Post by: bri h on May 06, 2013, 05:33:48 PM
The Hobbit. I found myself asking lots of questions about it?

It's not in the same league, IMO as LOTR, even though it's the same director and a few of the cast. There's stuff that's been drastically omitted and some story-lines that, to my mind, weren't even in the book. When LOTR came out, I hoped it would be the same as I'd imagined it for years. When I watched The Hobbit, I found myself hoping it would tie in with the LOTR. I'm a huge JRR fan, but I must confess, I wasn't as enamoured of the H, as I was with LOTR. B
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Post by: The Skald on May 06, 2013, 07:12:43 PM
I think the problem is The Hobbit (the book) isn't half the length as a single book in Lord of the Rings, yet the movie is just as long as the entire Lord of the Rings saga. It would be a miracle if two Hobbit-movies worked, but three? I know this could sound like blasphemy, but I think the movies would have been much better someelse else than Peter Jackson had made them. He's just not a good film-maker. By all means, his movies are very stylish and all that. But he isn't capable of understanding how long a movie should be, and what drives a movie. If he had cut a lot of the non-interesting and non-essential dialogue from Lord of the Rings, we'd be left with only two movies. Maybe less. It saddens me that this is the same guy who gave us Bad Taste and Braindead.  :-\
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Post by: DistantSun on May 06, 2013, 09:33:11 PM
Still my favourite Disney. Seeing the musical in July.

Mine too. I actually went to see it twice at the cinema, and used to know the entire soundtrack by heart :)
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Post by: DistantSun on May 06, 2013, 09:36:13 PM
The Hobbit. I found myself asking lots of questions about it?

It's not in the same league, IMO as LOTR, even though it's the same director and a few of the cast. There's stuff that's been drastically omitted and some story-lines that, to my mind, weren't even in the book. When LOTR came out, I hoped it would be the same as I'd imagined it for years. When I watched The Hobbit, I found myself hoping it would tie in with the LOTR. I'm a huge JRR fan, but I must confess, I wasn't as enamoured of the H, as I was with LOTR. B

We finally saw it a couple of weeks ago - I have to re-read the book, it's been a long time... but it didn't draw me in as much as the LOTR movies either. I remember having 'issues' with the way "Return of the King" was missing a whole lot of stuff that I really enjoyed in the book (moreso than the other movies).
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 06, 2013, 09:38:00 PM
I took the time to watch Finding Forrester again this afternoon. There is always so much to like in that movie and enough rotters to dislike, some more so than others.

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Post by: Matt Walker on May 07, 2013, 03:51:38 AM
I think the problem is The Hobbit (the book) isn't half the length as a single book in Lord of the Rings, yet the movie is just as long as the entire Lord of the Rings saga. It would be a miracle if two Hobbit-movies worked, but three? I know this could sound like blasphemy, but I think the movies would have been much better someelse else than Peter Jackson had made them. He's just not a good film-maker. By all means, his movies are very stylish and all that. But he isn't capable of understanding how long a movie should be, and what drives a movie. If he had cut a lot of the non-interesting and non-essential dialogue from Lord of the Rings, we'd be left with only two movies. Maybe less. It saddens me that this is the same guy who gave us Bad Taste and Braindead.  :-\

I haven't seen The Hobbit yet. I just can't believe he split a 300 page novel into 3 films. Oh wait, yes I can - all Hollywood cares about is money.
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Post by: bri h on May 07, 2013, 06:37:51 AM
We finally saw it a couple of weeks ago - I have to re-read the book, it's been a long time... but it didn't draw me in as much as the LOTR movies either. I remember having 'issues' with the way "Return of the King" was missing a whole lot of stuff that I really enjoyed in the book (moreso than the other movies).

Two answers in one.

I'm with you on this J. To me, the whole point of the book was to show how the littlest people can make a big difference to the "big" world. Hence the hobbits changed the course of the world. This was even alluded to in the movie. Yet that influence came back on them by affecting the Shire in the guise of Saruman, who, on being defeated at Orthanc, retreated to Hobbiton and took up the guise of "the Chief." He was defeated by the "changed" hobbits. I think this is why JRR had them learn new traits and fighting capabilities, so they'd have the skills required to bring this about. When they all received the gifts from Galadriel, and Sam was given "rope?" We all, who've read the book, know, he was given a box of seeds of every type of growing thing that She possessed. Yet in the movie it's just ref'd at the beginning of TTT's as "spice." I thought the whole of the above^^^^ could have made an amendment movie in itself. The material JRR provided was so rich in detail that it shocked me when PJ glossed over it  "hollywood-style(deliberate use of lower case). But also, PJ did the LOTR in exactly how I imagined it.

To Skald. The last part of my post kinda ref's your post. I LOVE all things Tolkien. If I could have, I'd have had longer films. PJ with the help of Alan Lee and the other feller, Howe, and a nod to Ralph Backshie(made the first "cartoony" film in the 70's) I think? made exceptionally good films. I just think they could have been better . . . and longer. All just my opinion, of course.

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Post by: thatollie on May 08, 2013, 03:39:52 PM
Two answers in one.

I'm with you on this J. To me, the whole point of the book was to show how the littlest people can make a big difference to the "big" world. Hence the hobbits changed the course of the world. This was even alluded to in the movie. Yet that influence came back on them by affecting the Shire in the guise of Saruman, who, on being defeated at Orthanc, retreated to Hobbiton and took up the guise of "the Chief." He was defeated by the "changed" hobbits. I think this is why JRR had them learn new traits and fighting capabilities, so they'd have the skills required to bring this about. When they all received the gifts from Galadriel, and Sam was given "rope?" We all, who've read the book, know, he was given a box of seeds of every type of growing thing that She possessed. Yet in the movie it's just ref'd at the beginning of TTT's as "spice." I thought the whole of the above^^^^ could have made an amendment movie in itself. The material JRR provided was so rich in detail that it shocked me when PJ glossed over it  "hollywood-style(deliberate use of lower case). But also, PJ did the LOTR in exactly how I imagined it.

To Skald. The last part of my post kinda ref's your post. I LOVE all things Tolkien. If I could have, I'd have had longer films. PJ with the help of Alan Lee and the other feller, Howe, and a nod to Ralph Backshie(made the first "cartoony" film in the 70's) I think? made exceptionally good films. I just think they could have been better . . . and longer. All just my opinion, of course.



The one thing that disappointed me the most about LOTR was that there was no ref to the Bo Hansson Album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU2_SRCLKbY
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Post by: The Skald on May 08, 2013, 05:50:12 PM
I haven't seen The Hobbit yet. I just can't believe he split a 300 page novel into 3 films. Oh wait, yes I can - all Hollywood cares about is money.
On one hand, I can understand that. Hollywood is a business just like any other business, so naturally, they want to make money. We all do. But when did money become so important that they can easily ruin everything and everyone who gets in their way to get more money? Hollywood has no respect for franchises or fans anymore. Take the classic tale of Cinderaella, for instance. Back then, we had a beautiful, handdrawn movie, made by love and with the beautiful "and they lived happily ever after" ending. So why do we have a sequel? What's next? Snow White 2: Return of the Missing Eight Dwarf? Bambi 3: Bambi's Revenge? Robn Hood vs The Little Mermaid: War of the worlds?  ;D
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Post by: bri h on May 08, 2013, 06:19:05 PM
On one hand, I can understand that. Hollywood is a business just like any other business, so naturally, they want to make money. We all do. But when did money become so important that they can easily ruin everything and everyone who gets in their way to get more money? Hollywood has no respect for franchises or fans anymore. Take the classic tale of Cinderaella, for instance. Back then, we had a beautiful, handdrawn movie, made by love and with the beautiful "and they lived happily ever after" ending. So why do we have a sequel? What's next? Snow White 2: Return of the Missing Eight Dwarf? Bambi 3: Bambi's Revenge? Robn Hood vs The Little Mermaid: War of the worlds?  ;D

I surmise it was when they(there's always a "they.") changed the classification from(in Eng) X for adults, A for accompanied, U for un-accompanied. They changed the films to all of the same type and the standards(in my eyes) dropped. Now all they want, is "bums on seats" and no empty ones, cos empty ones mean less profits.

So all films maintain a steady standard of dross. I think the last truly great thought-provoking film(s) I saw at the movies were The Exorcist, and Jaws. Oh wait, Harry Potter(I went with the kids, but secretly I wanted to see it on a bigger-than-tv screen, myself. I also wanted to show my two girls that it was filmed where I said they'd both been with me, Durham Cathedral. And it was).

 When you see any new production and it ses 'straight-to-DVD,' you know what kinda film it probably is? I used to love the togetherness felt in watching a movie in "the pitchers." as we used to call em back in the old days. Surrounded by a multitude of fellow enjoyers of a particular film-genre, that is lost to the younger people of today.

With the advent of better multi-media sites all over the world, is it any wonder that we all prefer to stay home to watch a movie? All that said, I'm so glad I got to watch the LOTR on a big screen, it was truly epic. Ta.
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Post by: Chizzy on May 08, 2013, 10:03:54 PM
The Hobbit movie draws from more sources than just The Hobbit, tho. I admit to being surprised that it was changed from two movies into three, and further surprised that first movie takes us up to Chapter Six of the novel, but it's a good movie. And once these three movies are done, that's it! No more Peter Jackson vision of Middle Earth. Of course money has something to do with it, but as a fan, I'm more than happy to spend as much time in this world as possible. So if I get 3 x 3 hour movies instead of 2 x 3.5 hour movies or whatever, that'll do me fine.

Last film I saw: The Place Beyond The Pines. Pretty crappy.
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Post by: The Skald on May 09, 2013, 08:32:27 AM
I surmise it was when they(there's always a "they.") changed the classification from(in Eng) X for adults, A for accompanied, U for un-accompanied. They changed the films to all of the same type and the standards(in my eyes) dropped. Now all they want, is "bums on seats" and no empty ones, cos empty ones mean less profits.
Yeah, they want to make a profit, which gives us horrible movies like The Wolf Man. The original was a really tragic movie with a guy accidentally cursed to live forever, and several sequels later, he never really managed to get rid of the curse. (though that's debatable, to some degree.) The remake? "Screw that, let's just have two werewolves fighting it out." It ruined the entire plot in the original it was supposed to be based on. And what about the supposed Hellraiser remake? The original is one of the most disgusting movies I've seen (excluding exploitation movies like canninbal-movies and torture porn.) The remake? Rated T, for Teens. WTF?

The Hobbit movie draws from more sources than just The Hobbit, tho.
And there you go. A movie based on the book The Hobbit, not really focusing too much on the actual book at all. And for what? Quick money? I want to see them try that with Dune. The first mini-series is based on Dune and the first half-ish of Dune Messiah. The second is based on the last half of Dune Messiah and Children of Dune. Sure each mini-series last four and a half hours, but they are both 'complete' series. Well, other than skipping ten years between two scenes without an explanation, and stuff like that. But not even Dune is perfect. Just close.  ;D

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And once these three movies are done, that's it! No more Peter Jackson vision of Middle Earth.
Haha, wanna bet? Silmarillion, Children of Húrin and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil are just three books on top of my head they can turn into movies.  ;) Oh, sure, the Tom Bombadil-book is just a collection of poetry, but if they turned Beowulf into a crappy movie...
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Post by: bri h on May 09, 2013, 02:20:54 PM
That's another thing I couldn't understand about LOTR? Tom Bombadil, was the first of the "others" they met outside Bree, yet he didn't even get a mention. Skald? What about the Dune film from the 70's-80's? The one with Sting in? I thought that was very good. "Moooooooooooadib!" heh heh. Is it not so?

I'd love to see them get their collective heads round The Silmarillion? Wouldn't that be a good thing to see when they pitch it to "New Line?" Heh heh. The ironic thing I've found though(and I've witnessed it with my own children, 'who think they know it all') They all think the evil being in Silmarillion and LOTR is Sauron. When the truth of the matter is, it's Melkior. Sauron is his "general." All because they take it as verbatim that Hollywood tells the truth in films. When in reality their get-out-of-jail-free-card is, "based-on-the-book."

If the buggers would only read instead of watching they'd get a deeper understanding of the books and the films. B
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Post by: The Skald on May 09, 2013, 02:38:38 PM
Skald? What about the Dune film from the 70's-80's? The one with Sting in? I thought that was very good. "Moooooooooooadib!" heh heh. Is it not so?
The David Lynch-movie isn't bad, I give it that. But the problem is it's too old, has a low budget and tries to squeeze too much story into too short a movie. Something's gotta give. The mini-series have a much higher budget, lasts a lot longer (so they don't have to leave out that much), and the special effects are pretty awesome. It's not 'perfect' by any means, but I think it's much better - sort of. I mean, we get the entire first book and the first half of the second in the first series, and the second half of the second book and the entire third book in the second series. Naturally they had to change some things here and there to let it all make sense.

For this reason, I prefer thinking of Dune: The mini-series and Children of Dune: The mini-series as Part 1 and Part 2 of the Dune Saga. The next book (God Emperor) takes place over a thousand years after Children, and the final trilogy takes place a long time after God Emperor. So if we think like this, there's one trilogy, one side-story and one final trilogy to the whole saga. :) Kinda like Star Wars did, with the prequels, clone wars series and original trilogy.

Anyway, here's some trailers, if you want to have a look.

Dune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rBwTJRbXP0

Children of Dune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OPM9axfsio
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Post by: The Skald on May 10, 2013, 07:51:17 AM
Perhaps a bit too much off-topic there for a bit, sorry. So to get back on track, I watched Monsters vs Aliens again. Honestly, I think it's one of Dreamworks' most underrated movies. it's funny on it's own terms too, but for me (a huge horror movie fan), there's tons of parodies of monster movies that just makes me laugh a bit. The only problem is some of these movies might be too old and obscure for kids today. I mean, do kids even know movies like "Attack of the 50ft woman"?

Also, while I don't think we'll get a sequel any time soon, they have turned it into a tv-series instead. Each episode after the first one sadly consist of two short stories (about ten minutes each), and some are for kids only. Still, there are some fun things here, too. My favorite so far involves a teddy bear, of old things. Oh, and naturally, the fruit of all evil. Can't go wrong with that title.  ;D
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Post by: bri h on May 10, 2013, 08:42:08 AM
Laughed at your 50" woman. Don't you mean 50' ? heh heh.
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Post by: The Skald on May 10, 2013, 09:11:42 AM
Um.. uh... I knew that...  ;D
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Post by: bri h on May 10, 2013, 10:48:08 AM
oh yeah. Sorry. (looks sideways at skald nodding head and thinking, No-you- bloody-well-didn't!) heh heh 50" would still be a hefty woman tho?  ;D(bout ma-sized) ;D
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Post by: The Skald on May 10, 2013, 11:35:49 AM
Well, there is that Incredible Shrinking Man (awesome movie, even today), so why not a shrinking woman?  ;D
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Post by: bri h on May 10, 2013, 05:22:20 PM
Loved Shrinking Man, brilliant idea and well thought out movie, Man-against . . . everything.
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Post by: McWawa on May 11, 2013, 06:30:16 PM
"True Romance"

Tony Scott movie, written by a young-at-that-time Quentin Tarrantino.
Lots of big name actors and actress; Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Victor Argo, Gary Oldham, Brad Pitt, James Gandofini ( before his Soprano days), Samuel Jackson, Christopher Slater and the beautiful Patricia Arquette.
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Post by: bri h on May 11, 2013, 07:47:55 PM
"True Romance"

Tony Scott movie, written by a young-at-that-time Quentin Tarrantino.
Lots of big name actors and actress; Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Victor Argo, Gary Oldham, Brad Pitt, James Gandofini ( before his Soprano days), Samuel Jackson, Christopher Slater and the beautiful Patricia Arquette.

Did you mean "Christian" Slater mate? and the brilliant Hans Zimmer who composed that brilliant theme. B
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Post by: thatollie on May 12, 2013, 12:01:21 PM
"True Romance"

Tony Scott movie, written by a young-at-that-time Quentin Tarrantino.
Lots of big name actors and actress; Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Victor Argo, Gary Oldham, Brad Pitt, James Gandofini ( before his Soprano days), Samuel Jackson, Christopher Slater and the beautiful Patricia Arquette.

Gary Oldham?
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Post by: bri h on May 12, 2013, 12:18:32 PM
Talkin of Gandolfini? I just watched a funny little film called "Terminal Velocity," and he was in it. I don't know if the makers wanted a funny film with a bit of serious-ness in it? Or a serious film that just couldn't help being funny? Bit weird if you ask me. There was one truly phenomenal moment when the car with the girl gets thrown out of the plane, and MC has to fight a baddie whilst plummeting, then getting the chute on, and as if that wasn't enough, there's the next bit when they lose the main chute to deploy the spare and they land, safely. The film is full of every cliché possible with the genre. Still, it took away one and a half hours time of reality. B
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Post by: McWawa on May 12, 2013, 04:35:35 PM
Gary Oldham?

yes, and Dennis Chopper, Patricia Croquette, Victor Argonaut, Bradd Pits, Cristopher Walkenstik, Saul Ruberneck, Val Killmore, Bronston Picklechot, Tom Sizevore, directed by Tony Snott, and music theme by Carl Orff uget. ( Hans Zimmerframe did a fine rework of the Carmina Burana peace)

last movie watched today, Betty Blue, ( aka. 37°2 le matin)  . with Béatrice Dalle.
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Post by: Matt Walker on May 12, 2013, 05:24:39 PM
Lol Yelnick
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Post by: bri h on May 12, 2013, 07:27:51 PM
double  ;D
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Post by: thatollie on May 14, 2013, 01:05:05 PM
Dark Shadows

I have lost most of the respect I used to have for Tim Burton.
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Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 09:45:03 AM
Been catching up on a lot of movies lately, and I just finished watching this one. It's Bette Midler in "Stella." It's great, a marvellous performance. Loved it. Cos it's on Yewie whoever up/loaded it, did it with subtitles on it that can't be removed, but they add to it in places where the conversation is a bit quiet. Sometimes the subtitle is a bit wasted, giving words to things happening that don't push the story, like "car starting up in the distance." Don't know who worked out that this was needed to be recorded? All that said, the movie was wonderful. B

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnOYN3KTi0Q
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Post by: The Skald on May 15, 2013, 01:53:45 PM
Sometimes the subtitle is a bit wasted, giving words to things happening that don't push the story, like "car starting up in the distance." Don't know who worked out that this was needed to be recorded?
Describing things like this is very helpful for people with hearing problems. They won't hear the car starting in the distance, so if the people in the movie react to it, it can get confusing. But yeah, it should only describe things that matter.

Anyway, my latest movie was a little classic called House of 1000 Corpses.  ;D It's a ridiculous movie, and incredibly violent at times. And yet, that's exactly why I love it. Most movies today are afraid to take chances, and focus mainly on the mainstream audiences. This movie... not so much. The story is the usual teenagers in trouble, but it's told in a very strange way. But what do you expect from a guy called Rob Zombie?  ;D Too bad his other movies, including the sequel to House (The Devil's Rejects) and the Halloween reboot suck so bad. The whole point in the Halloween-series is that you don't know anything about Michael Meyers, so why spend around the entire first half of the first reboot movie explaining him? Way to ruin the franchise, Rob...
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Post by: James Josiah on May 15, 2013, 03:26:40 PM

Iron Man 3.
After the Avengers, the mention of the Extremis arc getting an airing AND Sir Ben "sexy beast" Kingsley playing the Mandarin. THE MANDARIN!

I was more than a tad excited about this.

Disappointed is about all I can muster, Mandarin is wasted (on more than one level) and the only thing they took from Extremis was it's name.

It felt more like an end to the Iron Man trilogy than a new beginning of a post Avengers universe.

Even the post credits bit was a gag.

Still Thor 2 is out later in the year!
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Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 03:33:07 PM
I haven't seen Thor 1 yet, or Capt America. Boo hoo. heh heh
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Post by: thatollie on May 15, 2013, 03:37:14 PM
I've heard Thor 1 is almost unwatchable, and Cap ain't popular enough for a worthwhile effort.
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Post by: James Josiah on May 15, 2013, 03:37:42 PM
Thor is my favourite film out of the pre-Avengers batch. It is genuinely funny, the characters all work together and alone (Pepper and Happy in Iron Man don't) And it trots along at a fair pace.

I don't like Captain America on the whole as I find using a shield as a weapon a bit of a headf*ck.

Yes I have a lot of issues when it comes to things like this, i haven't watched the Spiderman films becaus eof how they got the Green Goblin and Doc Oc wrong...
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Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 03:41:16 PM
I think the rappor tween Iron man and . . . and "Gwynneth Paltrow(can't remember her bliddy name!) Anyway, "those" two. I thought there was chemistry there. B
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Post by: J.B. Brown on May 15, 2013, 05:45:48 PM
I think the rappor tween Iron man and . . . and "Gwynneth Paltrow(can't remember her bliddy name!) Anyway, "those" two. I thought there was chemistry there. B

Pepper Pots  ;D
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Post by: bri h on May 15, 2013, 05:55:04 PM
Is that her name?! Sheesh! I never realized? ha ha. Cheers jb. "pepper pots?" Gawd'elpus!
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 15, 2013, 10:07:32 PM
I'm still in a "forward to the past" kind of mood, so I got out a DVD of The Quick and the Dead with Sam Elliot. The movie is based on a book by the same name written by Louis L'Amour.

A story by L'Amour and starring Sam Elliot . . . for pure enjoyment it doesn't get much better than that, unless you can't stand Westerns that is. Personally, a good Western suits me right down to the ground.
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Post by: The Skald on May 16, 2013, 12:25:56 AM
Is that her name?! Sheesh! I never realized? ha ha. Cheers jb. "pepper pots?" Gawd'elpus!
Think that's bad? How about the alien Mar-Vell, maybe better known as Captain Marvel. In Marvel Comics. Talk about original name... (and that's not even mentioning the Fawcet Comics/DC Comics character known as Shazam... or Captain Marvel.) ;D
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Post by: bri h on May 16, 2013, 02:54:07 AM
They're probably trying to cash in on that James Bond element of "Pussy Galore," and such. Weird. B
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Post by: The Skald on May 16, 2013, 09:27:50 AM
They're probably trying to cash in on that James Bond element of "Pussy Galore," and such. Weird. B
Weird? What do you mean?  ;D ;D ;D

[Batman, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, and Chief O'Hara consider which supercriminal might have been behind the fake yacht and exploding shark attack.]
Gordon: Could be any one of them, but which one? W— which ones?
O'Hara: [gasps]
Batman: Pretty fishy what happened to me on that ladder.
Gordon: You mean, where there's a fish, there could be a Penguin.
Robin: But wait! It happened at sea! See? "C" for Catwoman!
Batman: Yet... an exploding shark was pulling my leg!
Gordon: The Joker!
O'Hara: [It] all adds up to a sinister riddle. Riddle-er. Riddler?
Gordon: Oh! A thought strikes me! So dreadful I scarcely dare give it utterance.
Batman: The four of them. Their forces combined...
Robin: Holy nightmare!
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Post by: bri h on May 16, 2013, 11:53:15 AM
Adam West puts Shatner to shame when it comes to "hammy" acting. But we all love West's Batman. Ok I do. There! I said it! Happy now?  ;D
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Post by: James Josiah on May 16, 2013, 12:05:15 PM

Middle aged paunch aside the best thing about Adam West' Batman was the eyebrows drawn on his cowl
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Post by: The Skald on May 17, 2013, 04:52:05 AM
Adam West and Burt Young were an awesome team. Everything is too serious these days. Even comedies 'have' to be full of morale and all that crap. Sure there's Simpsons (haven't been fun in years) and South Park (same...), but other than that, there's no real fun comedies left.  :'(
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Post by: bri h on May 17, 2013, 06:46:18 AM
Well . . . ? There's always the newbies, who come here with "chips" and "attitudes?" I know, cos I was one.  heh heh.
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Post by: The Skald on May 21, 2013, 08:09:27 PM
The last movie I watched was I didn't come here to die. Short version? Apparently, you did...  ;D

Also summoned up the courage to watch the new Evil Dead movie. Mainly as Bruce Campbell is the producer, and if he's ok with the movie, I am ok with it. Besides, there's no Ash in this movie. Sort of.  ;D It wasn't as bad as I feared, but it could have been so much better if they had dared to not focus too much on the old movies. Sometimes it felt like a new movie, yet other times it felt like a remake of the first two movies without the comedy stuff and all that. Not a bad movie, but far from the originals.
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Post by: midnight candle on May 21, 2013, 08:32:31 PM
marley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ7U_3bJoBk

enjoyable documentary on a 20th century icon  8)
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Post by: thatollie on May 21, 2013, 09:02:35 PM
Reservoir Dogs
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Post by: J.B. Brown on May 25, 2013, 03:28:35 PM
Star Trek Into Darkness - I think that's what it is called. Anyway It was good, I enjoyed it.
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Post by: midnight candle on May 25, 2013, 04:26:17 PM
just going to introduce the kids to 'the usual suspects'

sure they're going to love it just as much as i do  8)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 25, 2013, 05:46:41 PM
Took time out the afternoon to watch (with Rob) Independence Day w/Will Smith.

I've watched this numerous times over the years, but the story and actors are so good, I enjoy it still.
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Post by: The Skald on May 26, 2013, 03:00:39 AM
Then i might have good news. Rolan Emmerich himself has confirmed that a sequel to Independence Day is in the works, and Bill Pullman has confirmed he's back. Not only that, but it'll be a two new movies, and not just one. The bad thing? It's so bad Will Smith hasn't signed on yet. And let's face it. If Will Smith doesn't want it, it has to be dreadful. That moron signs up for just about anything.  ;D

http://perezhilton.com/2013-03-29-independence-day-sequel-set-to-be-two-parter-no-will-smith#.UaGyMEB933Q

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/03/26/independence-day-sequel/
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 26, 2013, 02:40:21 PM
There are some movies that I don't think need a sequel - and I think Independance Day is one of them. But, if they are determined to make the ID 1 & 2 - I believe they need the same 'core' actors involved in order for it to be a success.

Look at Star Trek - the same actors are seen through all the movies as they (the characters) grow in both their importance to the story and raise in rank within their world. People flocked to see them because they like the stories - true - but also because they cared about the characters they came to know.

 
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Post by: The Skald on May 26, 2013, 04:28:32 PM
Actually, it's not the same characters through all Star Trek movies. ;) The first movies are based on the Kirk-era, with Kirk, Spock and all those. Then we had Star Trek: Next Generation, with Picard, Data and all those. Then there's Voyager, with Janeway and those, and Deep Space Nine with other characters again. Kirk didn't show up again until the reboot, even that is a younger, different Kirk than the original. (not that I've seen the reboot yet, but I plan to.)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 26, 2013, 06:22:12 PM
True Skald, there were changes, but they happened gradually and in a natural progression - at least - that how I remember them. Plus I know there was at least one that Kirk and Picard were in together.

Sadly, I have most of the movies on tape, the first one right on thru # 6. Now I need to convince Santa that I need all of them on DVD.  ;)
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Post by: thatollie on May 26, 2013, 08:43:00 PM
just going to introduce the kids to 'the usual suspects'

sure they're going to love it just as much as i do  8)

Excellent.
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Post by: The Skald on May 26, 2013, 09:11:35 PM
True Skald, there were changes, but they happened gradually and in a natural progression - at least - that how I remember them. Plus I know there was at least one that Kirk and Picard were in together.

Sadly, I have most of the movies on tape, the first one right on thru # 6. Now I need to convince Santa that I need all of them on DVD.  ;)
Hate to say it, but wrong again. ;) The last of the original movies was Star Trek VI: The undiscovered country in 1991. It was all about Kirk, Spock and those, and Picard was nowhere to be seen. Then there was Star Trek: First Contact in 1996, but with Picard and those. Kirk was nowhere to be seen. ;) There was a huge gap between the tv-series as well, and although Kirk did show up in Next Generation occasionally, he didn't show up until a long time after the series started. ;)

But this is getting quite off-topic, don't you think? I think the point is ID Forever Part 1 and 2 has potential, but as you say, sometimes a sequel isn't necessary. Even if the first movie is brilliant. Despite hacking into an alien computer.  ;D
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Post by: Matt Walker on May 27, 2013, 03:59:14 AM
Saw Django Unchained last night. Really clever and enjoyable film, if a little too long. This scene is Tarantino at his best: tackling racists by making them look absolutely ridiculous it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EevoRUakA88
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Post by: midnight candle on May 28, 2013, 02:03:42 PM
will be introducing the kids to the wonderful movie 'the last emperor'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBUbmT8cCkM
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Post by: bri h on May 28, 2013, 03:13:46 PM
Is Django a comedy Matt? I'm sure I saw a little bit of Blazing Saddles in the clip. B
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Post by: The Skald on May 29, 2013, 07:10:05 AM
It's Tarantino, so I'd say a little bit of everything. Haven't seen it, though.
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Post by: DistantSun on May 29, 2013, 07:31:20 AM
will be introducing the kids to the wonderful movie 'the last emperor'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBUbmT8cCkM

Another excellent choice :D
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Post by: KathyWid on May 29, 2013, 08:48:04 PM
Ike (the story of General Eisenhower's 90 days leading up to D-Day) on Netflix ... on Memorial Day :)
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Post by: midnight candle on May 30, 2013, 05:45:41 PM
just been to the premiere of the new shane meadows documentary 'made of stone'

it's a must for any die hard stone roses fan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oMZkW0RjE4
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Post by: Matt Walker on May 31, 2013, 12:22:42 PM
Is Django a comedy Matt? I'm sure I saw a little bit of Blazing Saddles in the clip. B

Not especially, Bri, but that scene was undoubtedly funny!
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Post by: midnight candle on May 31, 2013, 05:00:07 PM
just going to watch 'this is england'

shane meadows captures perfectly exactly what it was like for a 13-14 year old boy in england 1983 - from personal experience, the movie is spot on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0jkv2bRFgQ
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 05, 2013, 06:48:51 AM
The Numbers Station - 2013  - not a bad film, a bit of espionage, a bit of suspense.
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Post by: midnight candle on June 05, 2013, 07:52:33 AM
cry freedom

it was well worth waiting 23 years to watch it a second time - great storytelling and tension throughout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq4VjE0_AVQ
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 06, 2013, 07:37:47 PM
The Garden of Words - 2013 - anime - I enjoyed. Easy going drama/life.
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Post by: thatollie on June 06, 2013, 07:54:24 PM
The Garden of Words - 2013 - anime - I enjoyed. Easy going drama/life.

Sounds pretty good.
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 09, 2013, 07:33:32 AM
Fetih  (Conquest)  1453    -   about the taking of Constantinople - I enjoyed.

I liked it Ollie, I have -   From Up on Poppy Hill  - on queue for tonight, which is suppose to be good also. 
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Post by: thatollie on June 09, 2013, 02:51:45 PM
Once Upon a Time in America

Great film, really long though.
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Post by: DistantSun on June 09, 2013, 05:29:03 PM
Haven't watched "Cry Freedom" or "Once Upon a Time in America" for years... both are great films!

Last one I watched was an Aussie one called "The Sapphires".... it was ok, but I won't be upset if I don't see it again.
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Post by: Dawn on June 09, 2013, 06:19:09 PM
Not a film as such but watching The Secret of Crickley Hall. Well scary.
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Post by: Ajaxe on June 12, 2013, 04:29:46 PM
The Usual Suspects
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Post by: midnight candle on June 13, 2013, 11:18:41 AM
Not a film as such but watching The Secret of Crickley Hall. Well scary.

enjoyed that
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Post by: Ajaxe on June 14, 2013, 11:40:48 AM
Jeepers Creepers.

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Post by: Vienna on June 14, 2013, 11:45:56 AM
"The Birds" on TV the other evening.
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Post by: Ajaxe on June 14, 2013, 11:52:00 AM
Quote
"The Birds"

Nice movie but I didn't like the ending.
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 14, 2013, 05:07:24 PM
It was more a docu than a movie but it was on

Stanley Kubrick - centering around the creation of A Clockwork Orange -1971 (which watched back then and enjoyed) I love other films he did but this was nice to see the inside, the actors(some his friends) talking about the persona few seen. It was also amazing to see how they came up with the clothing for the movie. The lead actor Malcolm McDowell, surprised me for the man he is now. I recognised him from other shows but didn't make the initial connection. A great docu. :)

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Post by: thatollie on June 14, 2013, 07:19:52 PM
Jeepers Creepers.



Lame
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Post by: Laura H on June 14, 2013, 07:21:16 PM
Moonrise Kingdom

If you liked The Royal Tenenbaums you'll enjoy this one, as well.
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Post by: midnight candle on June 15, 2013, 02:20:25 AM
Django Unchained

I wish I could write like that. A movie about slavery, but Tarentino hits the subject head on in the only way he knows how. Great film.

 8)
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Post by: Pale Writer on June 15, 2013, 10:23:37 AM
Origin - Spirits of the Past
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Post by: Ajaxe on June 18, 2013, 03:00:33 PM
Matilda.
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Post by: The Skald on June 18, 2013, 06:25:17 PM
Just came home from Man of Steel. Not sure what to be expect, to be honest. I mean, I am a big fan of DC superheroes, yet I hated the Dark Knight movies. I felt they were too long, and didn't stay true to the source material. Superman is on one hand one of my favorite superheroes, and yet, I also hate him. He's just too powerful, and I think the whole secret identity-stuff is rather lame. How come his own girlfriend don't recognize him with the glasses on? So dumb.

So for Man of Steel... One very important thing about Superman is the Superman/Clark Kent-stuff, and I think they failed that here quite miserably. Superman is great, but Clark isn't even in the movie for the most part. The costume didn't work for me, as it was far too dark, and we need the underwear to break up all the blue. Add a scene early on where the young Clark/Kal-El is holding a piece of kryptonite without getting affected at all, and it should be a really crappy movie.

And yet... I enjoyed it. I think it's a potentially great movie, that's held back by a horrible source material. The actors are really good, the special effects great for the most part, and the story kept me interested until the end. Some confusing stuff early on, and the first half felt rushed, to be honest. Despite the movie lasting nearly two and a half hours, I could actually have wanted it to last thirty minutes more. That never happens.

Sorry, didn't mean to write a review. But now that I've done it, I might as well finish up with a verdict.

Verdict: 7/10 Great movie, aweful source material
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Post by: LC1 on June 22, 2013, 10:25:59 AM
Daywatch
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Post by: Vienna on June 23, 2013, 06:00:45 AM
free tickets to the cinema so went last night with my daughter to watch The Host.
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Post by: bri h on June 26, 2013, 03:59:05 PM
Watched SK's IT again on yewie. I still love this film. They cut the scene where Georgie 'gets it,' which I found puzzling as there's loads more examples of killing and blood. Tim Curry played Pennywise brilliantly, almost comically, if he wasn't so shiver-inducing(not the good kind). B
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Post by: midnight candle on June 26, 2013, 06:52:13 PM
Just rewatched RING - superb Japanese movie.
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Post by: Ajaxe on June 28, 2013, 08:07:10 AM
The Mothman Prophecies
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: 510bhan on June 28, 2013, 08:19:46 AM
Hey Ajaxe -- the site keeps telling me you can't be found so I can't reply to your PM. ??? ??? ??? Tried a direct reply, tried sending a new message, tried replying to the one that worked before. :-\
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Ajaxe on June 28, 2013, 12:53:08 PM
I'm back online now I guess  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: 510bhan on June 28, 2013, 12:56:22 PM
Gotcha. :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Pale Writer on June 28, 2013, 06:04:05 PM
Man of Steel  :( I thought for moments a TV soap had slipped in. I just wanted him to kick more ass. He's like the Ken of super heroes.

The effects were okay, but it was like I was watching reruns of 2012/Independent Day/etc.

Still, it is a step up from the last one. They could learn something from the direction anime went with their character.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on June 28, 2013, 06:25:21 PM
Kick more ass? Leveling a city wasn't enough for you?  ;D (well, not total destruction, but a lot.)

Anyway, just finished watching an extended version of Independence Day. This is easily one of the best and worst sci-fi movies I've ever seen, and I don't say that lightly. It's one of the best because the story is great, the actors great, the special effects great and all that. It should have been near flawless. But at the same time, it's also one of the worst sci-fi movies I've ever seen. There are just so many horribly bad things about it. I would mention a few, but... nah. It's easier to direct y'all to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Cho9WeDBo

(though if I were to mention one thing, how about the biggest flaw of them all? Instead of sending a computer virus into an alien computer, why not just blow up the shield generator or something like that? Wouldn't that, you know, make sense?)  :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on June 29, 2013, 09:47:18 AM
But they couldn't penetrate the shield till they sent the virus in on their little space-ship, mate. Well that's how I saw it. Will look at your blue-linky later. Cheers. Bri.

Just looked at it. "Now comes the really 'icky' part." heh heh. Brilliant! Cheers. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on June 29, 2013, 11:35:05 AM
But... they were inside the mothership when they sent the virus. I didn't know the mothership had a shield on the inside too?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on June 29, 2013, 11:39:28 AM
Don't you remember? They fooled the eons-in-advance aliens by using one of their (at least) 60 yrs old Spaceships(that's how long we had it, if we're to believe the Roswell connection) The aliens lowered their shield enough to let the 'wayward' ship in. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on June 29, 2013, 02:16:41 PM
Yeah, they used the Roswell spaceship. But the bottom line is they went into the mothership to send the virus, and they had a bomb with them anyway. So why not use that bomb to blow up the shields? And yet, the worst part is they say the shields would be down a few minutes. How was that enough to coordinate attacks literally all over the world and blow up every single one of the smaller motherships? That was quite impressive. Ridiculous, but impressive.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on June 29, 2013, 02:53:36 PM
You do know that this is LYBATD (leave your brain at the door) don'cha Skald? I mean come on! This isn't exactly Rocket-Scie- . . . well actually, I suppose it is! heh heh. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on June 29, 2013, 06:15:54 PM
Time Bandits

 :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on June 29, 2013, 06:28:00 PM
Loved that one Sprock, specially Robin 'ood. heh heh. Filmed just down the road from here, don'cha know? B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on June 29, 2013, 07:02:05 PM
I thought Michael Palin and Shelley Duvall were really funny.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on June 29, 2013, 07:17:31 PM
Me too. But my favourite has to be Michael Rappaport(the leader).
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on June 29, 2013, 07:59:15 PM
You actually like Michael Rapaport? Wow... so people who like him does exist! :o  :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on June 29, 2013, 09:40:30 PM
No skald. People who like him 'do' exist. heh heh

Why the surprise? In this role he was excellent, why is there a question of him? What do you know that I obviously don't? B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on June 29, 2013, 09:51:38 PM
No skald. People who like him 'do' exist. heh heh

Why the surprise? In this role he was excellent, why is there a question of him? What do you know that I obviously don't? B

He was apparently quite rude to the other actors playing bandits, I think it was something to do with him feeling that he was chosen for his acting ability and the others were only chosen because of their height.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on June 30, 2013, 04:34:34 PM
Why the surprise? In this role he was excellent
Way to answer your own question.  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on June 30, 2013, 05:03:43 PM
Well really?(compliment to him) he's just like all the other diva-like actors int he? Didn't know he was like that. What a git! heh heh. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 30, 2013, 05:15:46 PM
I re-watched Dragonfly earlier today. Been ages since slipping its DVD in the player.

Afterward I went to the deleted scenes. Quite an eye opener. A number of those deleted were dream sequences. Guess it's not only a stumble in writing, but in film also. Especially when over done.  
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: 2par on June 30, 2013, 05:44:34 PM
Adaptation, 2002, with Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper.
Fascinating. Slow moving. Moved from year to year and locations. But I couldn't take my eyes off it. Late in the 3rd Act, there was a totally unexpected twist...absolutely amazing film.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on June 30, 2013, 06:43:44 PM
Well really?(compliment to him) he's just like all the other diva-like actors int he? Didn't know he was like that. What a git! heh heh. B
Actually I only know him from "War at home", and I only watched that as a very, very guilty pleasure. The show was bad enough to begin with, and he wasn't exactly helping making it any better. Maybe I just need to see a movie with him where he does a decent job. Got any tips?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on June 30, 2013, 07:35:04 PM
Time Bandits?  ::)  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 01, 2013, 01:22:36 AM
Hehe, I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 01, 2013, 04:33:01 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Laura H on July 01, 2013, 09:10:12 PM
Silver Linings Playbook.

Very enjoyable.  I especially liked Robert De Niro in this, and the dance scene was great  :)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: DistantSun on July 01, 2013, 09:40:05 PM
Time Bandits?  ::)  ;D ;D

Oh Bri - I haven't seen that one in years!! Loved that when I was a kid :D :D

Laura - I might have to see if that's on Netflix... I love a good dance scene in a movie ;) I've heard several people mention that one was worth watching.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 02, 2013, 02:47:06 PM
Best dance scene in my opinion was two versions of The Tango. One in Scent of a Woman with Chris thingummy and Al Pacino with a young English Actress(don't know her name),the other is the same dance but in Frazier the tv programme where Daphne dances with Niles. Superb choreography and acting.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on July 03, 2013, 03:28:57 PM
Best dance scene in my opinion was two versions of The Tango. One in Scent of a Woman with Chris thingummy and Al Pacino with a young English Actress(don't know her name),the other is the same dance but in Frazier the tv programme where Daphne dances with Niles. Superb choreography and acting.

There is also (iirc) a great tango between Don and Sally in Third Rock from The Sun, don't remember the episode. I'll just have to watch all six seasons again and see if I can find it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 03, 2013, 04:07:12 PM
Never watched it. Been meaning to, but so far, I haven't. Same with Big Bang Theory.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 03, 2013, 05:31:02 PM
Big Bang Theory? Do yourself a favor and watch the first two seasons, then stop. It really sucks after that. It used to be about those nerds doing nerdy things, but it's gotten more and more into a standard, dime a dozen romantic sitcom now. Ironically, being nerds and all, a lot of the fun was that none of them ever got a girlfriend at all.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 04, 2013, 09:45:22 AM
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

It got shocking reviews in the media, but I never let a film critic's opinion put me off something. It's totally bonkers and if the end of the world isn't imminent it's a good way to spend an hour and a half. (I've got a weak spot for mindless mayhem like this.)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 04, 2013, 06:07:43 PM
I'm looking forward to Big Bang Theory cos it's got the two best characters out of Roseanne in it. Melissa Gilbert and Johnny Galecki. I loved Melissa in Roseanne, she had some great ascerbic lines and gestures. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 04, 2013, 06:18:50 PM
I'm looking forward to Big Bang Theory cos it's got the two best characters out of Roseanne in it. Melissa Gilbert and Johnny Galecki. I loved Melissa in Roseanne, she had some great ascerbic lines and gestures. B

And she doesn't let up in TBBT. Her confrontations with Sheldon are pure acid.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 04, 2013, 06:27:21 PM
Brilliant. I'm gonna see if I can get the box-set of them. Are you in England Chris? B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 04, 2013, 07:01:49 PM
I'm looking forward to Big Bang Theory cos it's got the two best characters out of Roseanne in it. Melissa Gilbert and Johnny Galecki. I loved Melissa in Roseanne, she had some great ascerbic lines and gestures. B
Melissa Gilbert? Sure you don't mean Sara Gilbert? The only Melissa in TBBT is Melissa Rauch. And yeah, Sara Gilbert is fun in TBBT. The bad thing is she's only in eight episodes. Yet another reason why you might as well stop watching after the second season. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 04, 2013, 07:11:08 PM
Gawd! Can't believe I called her Melissa! Melissa is the girl in Little House on the Prairie, and is also Sara's half-sister. Cheers Skald. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Ajaxe on July 05, 2013, 01:54:06 AM
Alone In the Dark
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: ChrisHarrison on July 05, 2013, 05:49:59 AM
Brilliant. I'm gonna see if I can get the box-set of them. Are you in England Chris? B

I am. See my welcome post for the grisly details.

Unfortunately, I'm with The Skald on Big Bang Theory losing steam in the later series. For me it started to go downhill when the writers gave Sheldon a 'love interest.' I got the box set up to Season Five, but a friend has seen Season Six on telly and doesn't rate it at all now.

Can you imagine Sara Gilbert in Little House on the Prairie!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 05, 2013, 09:40:34 AM
Yeah, Amy is really annoying. What's worse, it seems she's taking over the series more and more. Not to mention how boring Howard has been lately - for obvious reasons I won't spoil.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 05, 2013, 04:02:45 PM
SG on LHOTP? Now that WOULD be worth watching. heh heh. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Laura H on July 05, 2013, 09:19:11 PM
The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa Mcarthy.

HILARIOUS.  I think the ladies especially will appreciate this one.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Ajaxe on July 13, 2013, 10:58:35 AM
Expendables. . .i

. . .if only actors had a mandatory retirement age it would be much, much better..
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 13, 2013, 12:42:12 PM
Guess you aren't look forward to Expendables 3, then?  ;D And btw, 'Escape Plan' with Schwarzenegger and Stallone should be out in a while. I think the trailer looks promising. :)

Anyway, the last movie I tried to watch was Sharknado. You think the SyFy Channel made bad movies? Think again. This movie takes bad to a whole new level. It's so horribly bad I don't even know where to start. Scratch that, I do know where to start. I'll start with Tara Reid fighting a shark inside a house in Beverly Hills. And no, not in the pool. They escape by running up the stairs. Need I say more?  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Ajaxe on July 13, 2013, 01:02:00 PM
Sounds like the sort of movie I'd like to watch;) ;)

What really happens? I mean for a movie to go through all those stages and still. . .suck?

Who is to blame. The writers or directors?

What of Inception? It's not the best movie but much as it was rather succesful at the box office, was it really a good movie because the Batman director had a part in making it?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: intercat on July 13, 2013, 01:38:11 PM
put on Labyrinth for a guy who'd not seen it on a first date... not sure if drooling over david bowie was really the best impression i wanted to give. :/
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Svader on July 13, 2013, 02:08:19 PM
Safe Haven.  Cute story bit really slow moving. I had read the book so I had really wanted to watch it.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: midnight candle on July 13, 2013, 02:11:26 PM
bonnie and clyde. still a great movie  8)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: midnight candle on July 13, 2013, 02:20:01 PM
I'll be watching Assembly tonight. Seen it a few times and it's a great character driven story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9rBOo4m-o4&NR=1&feature=endscreen
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Pale Writer on July 13, 2013, 02:49:09 PM
The new G.I. Joe movie - - eh, it's action, but a bit different from the first, a bit more human nature.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 13, 2013, 04:30:12 PM
I don't think G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a bad action movie, but it doesn't feel "G.I. Joe" enough for me. It's like Die Hard 5. Just because Bruce Willis stars as a guy named John McClane, it doesn't make it a Die Hard-movie. ;)

Besides, early on, The Rock, another guy and a woman walks through a desert. The Rock has his jacket on, zipped up. The guy has his jacket on, zipped up. The woman has her jacket on, very much open and revealing a thin shirt. In the next scene, she doesn't even have the jacket anymore. No idea where she ditched it, or why. Later, Stormshadow shows up, kills a few people and takes his shirt off. Then stays with the shirt off for quite some time. Coincidence, or eye candy to desperately trying to keep people interested? Hm...  ::)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on July 13, 2013, 05:49:06 PM
Sounds like the sort of movie I'd like to watch;) ;)

What really happens? I mean for a movie to go through all those stages and still. . .suck?

Who is to blame. The writers or directors?

What of Inception? It's not the best movie but much as it was rather succesful at the box office, was it really a good movie because the Batman director had a part in making it?

Horses for courses.

Some people didn't like Back to the Future, that's almost inconceivable to me.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Pale Writer on July 13, 2013, 05:57:30 PM
I like the first one.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 13, 2013, 06:04:19 PM
Sounds like the sort of movie I'd like to watch;) ;)

What really happens? I mean for a movie to go through all those stages and still. . .suck?

Who is to blame. The writers or directors?
It's made by the SyFy Channel. They are well known for making really bad movies, yet they also take a lot of risks no one else would have bothered even considering. Their movies includes such classics as Piranhaconda, Sharktopus, Arachnoquake, and, of course 'Flying monkeys', where a girl disovers that her pet monkey is really an evil-shape shifter.  :D They should be really bad, and they are. You won't be seeing these in any top-lists any time soon.

But the thing with SyFy Channel is that they used to have a charm no one else have. Many of their movies really shouldn't work, but they sort of do. Maybe it's in a 'so bad it's good' kinda way, and maybe it's 'at least they tried'. Or maybe it's just best to switch off your brain and enjoy the ride. Most movie companies take themselves too seriously, but SyFy Channel isn't quite like that. That's why I'm always happy when they release a new movie. Sure their latest movies have been pretty bad, but I hope they can get back in bad shape again. :)

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What of Inception? It's not the best movie but much as it was rather succesful at the box office, was it really a good movie because the Batman director had a part in making it?
Yeah, a big name sell. Think of Dark Knight, for instance. Maybe I'm being cynical, but I hardly think it would have been so overrated if Heath Ledger had survived it. But because he died in it, it's easy to consider him a legend. 'The Dark Knight Rises' is (in my opinion) at least as good, but how could it top the last one? If it it can't top it, it has to be worse, right? ;) That's why I'm concerned about Man of Steel 2. I don't have any doubts it will be awesome, but can it top the feeling of watching the first movie the first time? Not likely. That means a lot of people will think it's bad, and it might not make as money as the first one. I just hope it makes enough to justify Man of Steel 3, which is already being planned. :) (but will they make Man of Steel 3 before Justice League? Now that's the question.) ;)

Oh, and Back to the Future 1 and 2 are awesome. BttF 3 isn't bad, but it was too different and boring for my taste. Kinda like that game (often considered the fourth movie). It's not bad, but it doesn't really do many new things, either. It's just more of the same.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on July 13, 2013, 07:23:59 PM
There's choice in action. I don't care about any of the Superman movies. I want a Flash: The Fastest Man movie.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 13, 2013, 07:26:18 PM
What about 'The Madness of King George V?' No one has anything to say about the movies I, II, III, and IIII.  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 13, 2013, 07:47:22 PM
There's choice in action. I don't care about any of the Superman movies. I want a Flash: The Fastest Man movie.
A movie? Why not a TV-series? ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QszlMVDrFjc


Edit: Tried to watch Forrest Gump today (never seen it before.) Early on, his mom has sex with a teacher just to get him into the school. It put me so off that I refused to watch the rest of the movie. Why do they do stupid things like this all the time? It ruined the movie for me, and it's only a few minutes in. :(
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: TheGreyMan on July 14, 2013, 05:50:32 PM
Oblivion starring Tom Cruise

This was an OK movie for me. The story was fairly interesting and the twist was not bad, but it did feel a bit like Tom Cruise saying 'look at me' if you know what i mean.

An OK film, not bad but not exellent either.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: DistantSun on July 14, 2013, 06:12:01 PM
Best dance scene in my opinion was two versions of The Tango. One in Scent of a Woman with Chris thingummy and Al Pacino with a young English Actress(don't know her name),the other is the same dance but in Frazier the tv programme where Daphne dances with Niles. Superb choreography and acting.

Chris O'Donnell and Gabrielle Anwar ;) That was a good dance scene, I agree!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on July 14, 2013, 06:46:56 PM
A movie? Why not a TV-series? ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QszlMVDrFjc


Edit: Tried to watch Forrest Gump today (never seen it before.) Early on, his mom has sex with a teacher just to get him into the school. It put me so off that I refused to watch the rest of the movie. Why do they do stupid things like this all the time? It ruined the movie for me, and it's only a few minutes in. :(

I thought that that was a brilliant characterization of his mother. The rest of the movie is worth watching.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 14, 2013, 07:23:13 PM
Chris O'Donnell and Gabrielle Anwar ;) That was a good dance scene, I agree!

I think for the other scene in Frasier, you had to be caught up in the moment for Niles's love of Daphne, the way I and all the fans were. But it was still a brilliant dance. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 14, 2013, 07:38:13 PM
I thought that that was a brilliant characterization of his mother. The rest of the movie is worth watching.
Maybe I just hate people like that. ;)
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: midnight candle on July 15, 2013, 02:59:22 AM
I thought that that was a brilliant characterization of his mother. The rest of the movie is worth watching.

I agree with that - absolutely necessary to show how she was willing to lower herself so that forrest could reach the top. great film.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Matt Walker on July 15, 2013, 03:09:39 AM
What about 'The Madness of King George V?' No one has anything to say about the movies I, II, III, and IIII.  ;D

It's The Madness of King George III, Brian. George V was the Queen's dad!
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: midnight candle on July 15, 2013, 05:18:29 AM
It's The Madness of King George III, Brian. George V was the Queen's dad!

I read somewhere that the original title was The Madness of King George III, but the American distributors got the title changed to The madness of King George because it would confuse viewers looking for the prequels. And on that point, King George III would be laughing at the colonists. What What! :D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: bri h on July 15, 2013, 03:31:46 PM
Ha ha, this is what I was reffin guys, only you's said it better. B
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 15, 2013, 04:25:25 PM
The Lone Ranger. Aka Pirate of the Wild West. 'nough said. Whatever happened to Johnny Depp being a good actor in good movies?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on July 16, 2013, 10:03:42 AM
The Lone Ranger. Aka Pirate of the Wild West. 'nough said. Whatever happened to Johnny Depp being a good actor in good movies?

Money happened.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Pale Writer on July 16, 2013, 10:17:36 AM
Pacific Rim - It's like a whole box of noise and moving stuff. If you are looking for a plot, look elsewhere.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Laura H on July 16, 2013, 09:19:37 PM
My daughter saw Pacific Rim last night.  She said it was so bad it was funny.  I had high hopes for that one  :-[
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Ajaxe on July 17, 2013, 03:21:23 AM
Mosters Vs Aliens

. . .again.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 17, 2013, 01:36:42 PM
Not as much last movie I saw, but what hilarious movie news I read. Got any plans for December 18th, 2015? If not, you might go see Inferno, the third movie in the Robert Langdon-series. That start with the second book in the series, moved on to the first, casually ignored the third and now continues to the fourth. Confused yet?  ;D

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/17/release-date-set-for-ron-howards-inferno
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: TheGreyMan on July 17, 2013, 02:16:03 PM
Not as much last movie I saw, but what hilarious movie news I read. Got any plans for December 18th, 2015? If not, you might go see Inferno, the third movie in the Robert Langdon-series. That start with the second book in the series, moved on to the first, casually ignored the third and now continues to the fourth. Confused yet?  ;D

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/17/release-date-set-for-ron-howards-inferno

 ??? What?
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 17, 2013, 02:22:23 PM
Hehe, told you you'd be confused.  ;D The Robert Langdon movies are based on the Dan Brown-books, right? But the books are Angels & Demons, DaVinci Code, Lost Symbol and Inferno, in that order. Yet the movies are DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons and Inferno, casually skipping Lost Symbol. ;) Basically book nr 2, 1 and 4 turned into movie nr 1, 2 and 3.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: TheGreyMan on July 17, 2013, 02:31:51 PM
Hehe, told you you'd be confused.  ;D The Robert Langdon movies are based on the Dan Brown-books, right? But the books are Angels & Demons, DaVinci Code, Lost Symbol and Inferno, in that order. Yet the movies are DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons and Inferno, casually skipping Lost Symbol. ;) Basically book nr 2, 1 and 4 turned into movie nr 1, 2 and 3.

OMG it's Star Wars all over again!  :o
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: The Skald on July 17, 2013, 02:49:38 PM
Except Star Wars makes sense.  ;D
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: thatollie on July 21, 2013, 09:20:05 AM
Except Star Wars makes sense.  ;D

not for much longer, Disney owns it now.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Pale Writer on July 27, 2013, 01:00:03 PM
World War Z  - I liked. Lots of action, buckets full actually.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: LeonaIngram on August 01, 2013, 03:32:50 PM
Momento ???
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Pale Writer on August 01, 2013, 06:14:16 PM
That's a strange one, Leona.

I watched 'The Prodigies'  - I believe 2010. An anime, well done with touches of drama and action.
Title: Re: What's the last movie you watched?
Post by: Naomi Jade on August 01, 2013, 11:53:48 PM
Hellboy. It was okay, but nothing really special. There was action, cool super heroes, government conspiracies, and all that but... the acting was only okay, some parts of the plot seemed recycled from several other films, and it was really cheesy. I don't mind campy acting and plots though, so I was entertained for the whole two hours.
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Post by: LeonaIngram on August 02, 2013, 02:44:55 AM
"The Prodigies" looks awesome, Pale Writer!
I am an avid animation collector!and starting to respect the French animation industry more and more!
I'll try and get my hands on it, and let you know what I think!
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Post by: Pale Writer on August 02, 2013, 10:15:09 AM
Renaissance - 2006 - is a great french anime by director Christian Volckman

The Illusionist - 2010 - is another :) 
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 02, 2013, 11:24:45 AM
Nora Roberts' High Noon - reminded me why I don't read her books - took an awfully long time to get nowhere.
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Post by: ChrisHarrison on August 03, 2013, 05:00:39 AM
In the House, a French film by Francois Ozon and starring the incomparable Fabrice Luchini and Kristin Scott Thomas. Luchini plays a teacher who gives his class homework in which they describe what they did at the weekend. In amongst tales of television watching and games playing one boy has written about how he watches a house and why he wants to get inside it and see how the family inside it lives. Luchini encourages and inspires the boy to write more until the exercise starts to have an impact on everyone's lives.

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Post by: herron on August 03, 2013, 11:37:28 AM
Inception

enjoyed it....... ;)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 03, 2013, 04:12:14 PM
Re-Watched Second Hand Lions a couple of days ago.

Aside from the fact it was filmed (mostly) in my area, I enjoyed the story, acting and actors.

I have it on DVD, so also watched the Director's Commentary - well, part of it, I got interrupted. Will probably go back and watch all of it soon, it was entertaining and I couldn't help grinning at the director trying to get everything he wanted to talk about in the time allowed.  ;) Oh, forgot to mention, he is a Texan, so his Texas Drawl just naturally slowed him down some.  8) 
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Post by: DistantSun on August 03, 2013, 04:51:19 PM
I spied a made-for-tv 'movie' of Stephen Kings' "Bag of Bones" on Netflix the other night. Lets just say it wasn't Pierce Brosnan's best effort  ::) The book itself was the last SK book I read (albeit seven or so years ago).

Chris - thanks for the tip about "In The House." I like the sound of the story... adding it to my 'to watch' list :D
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Post by: Sciencia on August 03, 2013, 07:48:22 PM
I watched Brave today.

It was refreshing to have a Disney princess story without the prince charming. And I find myself in need of a character in my book with gloriously wild red hair...
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Post by: cswillson on August 03, 2013, 08:25:31 PM
Murder By Death, for about the twelfth time.

I still love it. My son can recite it from memory. I find something in every viewing that I don't remember from previous times.
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Post by: cswillson on August 03, 2013, 08:26:42 PM
Re-Watched Second Hand Lions a couple of days ago.

One of my top five movies.
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Post by: thatollie on August 03, 2013, 08:47:03 PM
Rebuild of Evangelion: You are (not) Alone

Crazy . . . go watch the trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC4gpClnglc
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 03, 2013, 10:55:14 PM
One of my top five movies.

I finished watching the commentaries today. Enjoyed them almost as much as the movie.

Plus, o the back side of the DVD in the second part of the commentaries I found something that anyone desiring to write a film script should watch.

"One Screenplay's Wild Ride in Hollywood."
A real eye opener about what it takes to get your screenplay from the paper copy and actually made.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on August 04, 2013, 08:34:22 AM
Pillars of the Earth - mini series. Not a bad rendition from the book - glad it was made a miniseries and not a full series, and not a movie, epic or otherwise.

I have the World Without End on my 'to read' pile
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Post by: Pale Writer on August 05, 2013, 12:06:26 PM
The Big Sleep - 1946 - Humphrey Bogart. How could one not like a bit of Bogie :)
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Post by: LeonaIngram on August 07, 2013, 04:50:54 PM
A Cat in Paris

Sweet and funny!
My sister had to hand in a cubism assignment and research on Picasso's work this morning - a pity we didn't see the film before her assignment  :)
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Post by: bri h on August 11, 2013, 08:44:16 AM
How Green was my Valley

I bought it off Retford Market. I'd seen it before when I was a young boy, sitting on the floor in the sitting room surrounded by friends and family watching a little black and white set. We all had our oranges, (cut in half, a rare treat to be savoured back then) as we watched the Sunday Matinee. The film's content was lost on me back then, as all I was interested in was a film with kids in it. (another rare treat). Watching it last night, brought home the feeling of 
'cliché-isms' at their worst. I saw an article on the film a couple of days ago, and found out it wasn't even filmed in Wales, but South Montana. The only reason it was in B+W is because the effects dept couldn't get the grass colour to match so they shot it in mono. I love B+W films, mostly to see how England has changed over the years. (obviously couldn't with this one). But usually all the other ones. And of course, not to be typecast or anything. It had coalmines in it. Need I say more? heh heh. Bri. 
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Post by: Pale Writer on August 11, 2013, 02:22:06 PM
Ted - 2012
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Post by: DistantSun on August 11, 2013, 02:46:16 PM
Lars and The Real Girl - quirky, and better than I expected it to be.
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Post by: Gayle on August 11, 2013, 08:16:05 PM
Tomorrow Never Dies. I remember seeing it when it first came out and enjoying it. Maybe it's because I'm a more experienced writer now, but I could spot so many flaws in the dialogue that I couldn't help thinking, "how could they not spot those problems?".
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Post by: LeonaIngram on August 12, 2013, 12:19:36 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 01
(watched all the HP movies this weekend - just need to find time to watch the last one)
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Post by: thatollie on August 18, 2013, 05:06:09 PM
Psycho
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Post by: midnight candle on August 18, 2013, 05:47:00 PM
Hotel Rwanda
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Post by: The Skald on August 19, 2013, 11:49:23 AM
Kick-Ass 2. I love the comics it's based on, and I loved the first movie. But the second? No. Just.... no. Many parts of the story don't even make any sense, and some parts have a really questionable explanation. The climax of the book isn't even included in the movie, and all the humor we expect are nowhere to be seen. Put it this way: The very first scene in the movie is Mindy (Hit-Girl) shooting Dave (Kick-Ass) for fun, to teach him how it feels to get shot while wearing a bullet proof west. It's the exact same scene we had in the first one, except that was Mindy's father shooting her. And it's downhill from there.
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Post by: LC1 on September 14, 2013, 12:31:23 PM
Mission impossible - ghost protocol.
I didn't think it was as good as the others.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on September 16, 2013, 03:47:50 AM
J Edgar Hoover
Interesting. I got bored halfway through. Hubby asked how can I be a writer and be bored by history. So I stuck it out and am glad I did - I think I know quite a bit this morning that I did not know yesterday - taking into account, one hopes, literary licence.
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Post by: Gayle on September 16, 2013, 09:03:45 AM
Jewel, next time your husband asks you how you can be a writer and be bored by history, tell him the not everyone finds all periods of history interesting. Everyone has a favourite place and time on history.

I just watched Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Personally I think it's one of Hitchcock's best films. It's certainly one of the best written ones.
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Post by: thatollie on September 19, 2013, 08:11:10 PM
I watched Mystery Men last night, it's still damn entertaining.
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Post by: Pale Writer on October 08, 2013, 07:02:24 PM
hahaha I loved that one, sprocket.

"Two hands."  ha

I watched The Lone Ranger - New version. No regrets. I didn't compare to the tv show.
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Post by: DistantSun on October 08, 2013, 09:13:18 PM
We watched a really interesting animated sci-fi movie called "9" the other night. I'd never heard of it, didn't know what to expect, but was really impressed!
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Post by: The Skald on October 09, 2013, 07:19:35 AM
Now here's an interesting one: Curse of Chucky. Let's face it. Child's Play 1 and 2 are great, but the third one was mediocre at best. Bride of Chucky was fun, but 'fun' and 'Chucky' should never, ever be in the same sentence. Seed of Chucky was so horrible it pretty much single-handedly ruined the series. So yet another one? And it's of course... um... pretty good, actually. Tiffany are (almost) not around anymore. Comedy moments are not around anymore. Instead... well, a quick quote summons it up.

"Chucky, I'm scared..."
"You f***ing should be."

It takes a while before Chucky starts his killing spree, and I'm not entirely sure about using CGI for his face. I mean, Chucky's a doll, right? So why not stick to using a doll for him? But this is just my preference. He's a real doll through most of the movie, and some of the CGI-stuff just makes him even creepier. So all in all, I loved it. And take that from a long-time fan of the series. :)
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Post by: Chizzy on October 09, 2013, 09:06:11 AM
Saw Gravity at the weekend. It's a fantastic movie. Saw it in 2D but kinda wishing I'd splashed out for the 3D IMAX experience ... and I generally hate 3D. Worth seeing.
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Post by: Gayle on October 09, 2013, 04:50:29 PM
The Fisher King with Robin Williams and Jeff Daniels. It's an old favourite from the '80s but I hadn't watched it in a long time and I had forgotten just how beautiful it is. I love how they paralleled the life events of the lead characters to the Medieval legend of the Fisher King. Each of the characters have moments in the story when they are the damaged King and moments when they are the fool, with both of them finally finding ways to include some the King and some of the fool in their approach to life.

And Robin Williams is absolutely hilarious as a man that, as a result of being traumatized by violence, has blocked out all memory of his life and created a new identity for himself. The only man on earth that make you laugh and cry at the same time.
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Post by: bri h on October 09, 2013, 05:08:29 PM
Didn't he get an Oscar for his portrayal in the film?
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Post by: thatollie on October 09, 2013, 05:40:56 PM
Hitchcock, wonderful film.
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Post by: The Skald on October 09, 2013, 05:54:45 PM
The only man on earth that make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Nah, wait until you see Batfleck in action. You'll probably laugh at his poor performance, and cry because they ruined both Batman and Superman in one movie.  ;D
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Post by: Gayle on October 09, 2013, 09:13:06 PM
I looked up the fisher king on IMDB and there's no mention of an Oscar. Perhaps there was a nomination but not an Oscar in sight.

I love Hitchcock's older films. Lots of people think of his 1960's films when they think of Hitchcock but I think his work from the '40s and '50s was his best.

Oh, come on Skald, be fair. Don't judge a film that's not even been made yet.
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Post by: thatollie on October 09, 2013, 09:27:59 PM
I looked up the fisher king on IMDB and there's no mention of an Oscar. Perhaps there was a nomination but not an Oscar in sight.

I love Hitchcock's older films. Lots of people think of his 1960's films when they think of Hitchcock but I think his work from the '40s and '50s was his best.

Oh, come on Skald, be fair. Don't judge a film that's not even been made yet.

But it has Superman in it, so it's going to be terrible anyway.
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Post by: Laura H on October 09, 2013, 10:51:23 PM
Just saw Gravity in 3D.  It was amazing.
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Post by: DistantSun on October 15, 2013, 01:50:06 PM
Watched Mr Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson in "Changing Lanes" for the first time last night. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
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Post by: Gayle on October 15, 2013, 03:35:21 PM
I watched "Changing Lanes" in the theatre when it first came out. I thought it was a rather original approach to an action film. There was no villain, there was no hero. That's probably why it didn't do well at the time though. Most action fans seem to need a hate object.
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Post by: thatollie on October 16, 2013, 08:03:25 PM
Iron Man 3
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Post by: DistantSun on October 16, 2013, 10:34:44 PM
I watched "Changing Lanes" in the theatre when it first came out. I thought it was a rather original approach to an action film. There was no villain, there was no hero. That's probably why it didn't do well at the time though. Most action fans seem to need a hate object.

That's what I found interesting too, Gayle. There were things to like and dislike about both of them. And the way that so much story could be fit into the one-day timeframe.
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Post by: Gayle on October 16, 2013, 10:52:20 PM
DS, I agree with you. I enjoy stories that don't have a villain because they shed a light on just how complex people really are. There aren't many films that are brave enough to cross into that territory though. Film makers still love their over-the-top villains.
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Post by: Chizzy on October 16, 2013, 11:09:29 PM
Just saw Gravity in 3D.  It was amazing.

You're not wrong.
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Post by: Pale Writer on October 17, 2013, 01:03:43 PM
The Big Sleep - 1946

I decided to just listen to the words without picture to better appreciate the writing. It is amazing what you miss when eyes are distracted.
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Post by: Gayle on October 17, 2013, 01:23:08 PM
That's a good idea. I've never listened to a film that way.
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Post by: Pale Writer on October 17, 2013, 02:16:32 PM
I have found it works better with older films. Even the score is interesting as you hear the build up and can visualise essential movements.
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Post by: Gayle on October 18, 2013, 01:24:37 PM
There are some films it wouldn't work with though. There's an old mystery British mystery film called Gaslight (1940) that I love, and the back story is filled in from the point-of-view of the house that a murder was committed in. We witness the murder, the ransacking of the house for some jewels, the discovery of the body, the arrival of the police, the subsequent abandonment of the house (which stood empty for 20 years), the arrival of some workmen to clean up the house, and the arrival of the new young couple who have just bought the house, all wordlessly: viewed entirely from the house's point of view.
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Post by: Pale Writer on October 18, 2013, 05:05:45 PM
Yes, I'm sure there are certain movies. I always liked Quest for Fire. I believe it was filmed in Quebec(though uncertain) but it has no language as such, and yet, it is easily understandable.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on October 21, 2013, 08:45:45 AM
A Beautiful Mind
Again, with hubby, who'd not seen it.
Loved it, again.
Teared up, again.
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Post by: Gayle on October 21, 2013, 03:07:55 PM
I was in the mood for something halloween themed last night so I watched Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken.
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Post by: Pale Writer on October 24, 2013, 06:15:47 PM
Vexille - 2007

I liked. :)
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Post by: Laura H on October 26, 2013, 03:02:57 PM
Alright, I'll admit it. It's not an art film or anything cutting edge, but I just got sucked into In Her Shoes and I enjoyed it. Sappy? Yes, but it had the right balance of humor and drama and good performances all around.
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Post by: midnight candle on October 26, 2013, 06:49:22 PM
Taxi Driver  8)
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Post by: cmb on October 26, 2013, 06:52:15 PM
Movie? I can't remember. Too long ago.  But we watched the last two episodes of Star Trek Enterprise (First Season) this evening.  :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 27, 2013, 04:32:53 PM
I've been watching so old VCR tapes and a couple of them captured my attention because they show clear Character Arc(s) for the main character.

One is Water World with Kevin Costner, the other is Last of the Dogmen with Tom Berenger.

There is such a complete change in each of their characters from the beginning to the end. I found it fascinating and I've had to go back and watch more than once to follow the changes, pin-point the events or person/people, that helped to bring about the changes.   

Good learning/refreshing tool.
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Post by: thatollie on October 31, 2013, 03:16:16 PM
Dial M for Murder

Another excellent Hitchcock movie.
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Post by: Gayle on October 31, 2013, 05:24:47 PM
Ooh! Dial 'M' for Murder! Good choice.

Haven't watched a movie lately because I'm working my way through the BBC miniseries 'I, Claudius'. Incredible series!
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Post by: Pale Writer on October 31, 2013, 05:35:42 PM
I watched

Kiss the Girls

Along Came a Spider  ( see lil glo - I's not afwade :P )
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Post by: Skip Slocum on November 17, 2013, 05:44:09 PM
I just watched, 'Neverwas' a delightful story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwas
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Post by: Jeremiah on November 17, 2013, 05:58:06 PM
Fight Club, before that The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
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Post by: Gayle on November 17, 2013, 06:55:40 PM
Gosford Park

I never get tired of that film.
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Post by: Laura H on November 17, 2013, 08:35:03 PM
Hatchet For the Honeymoon

1970's Gothic mood, over the top sets, bad writing, bad acting. What more could you ask for on a Sunday afternoon?
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Post by: thatollie on November 18, 2013, 01:39:53 AM
Watched Lincoln last night.

Watched Spirited Away the night before that.
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Post by: Pale Writer on November 18, 2013, 06:44:17 AM
Spirited Away  - Excellent movie, Ollie :)

Jin-Roh The Wolf Brigade
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Post by: JewelAS53 on November 18, 2013, 07:55:05 AM
Water World - One of my top 10, Alice

Watched The Way of War last night - don't know why - you'd think a John Carpenter movie would be halfway watchable - Still didn't understand the real provenance of the ankle band that got one killed, even right at the end - and the rest is so slow and tedious I could not bear to watch it again to pick up what I missed (probably while reading Bill Bryson's Shakespeare)
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Post by: Ukcharlie45 on November 18, 2013, 08:16:42 PM
I just watch Pacific Rim. Awesome movie! I definitely recommend watching it
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Post by: DistantSun on November 18, 2013, 09:44:20 PM
Gosford Park

I never get tired of that film.

That is an awesome film, I have to agree. It's been ages since I last watched it - thanks for the reminder!

I don't remember the last movie I watched actually. We've been going through a couple of different tv series on Netflix lately (almost at the end of the first season of "Breaking Bad").
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Post by: Mrs N on November 20, 2013, 05:19:55 PM
Simon Birch. I'd like to write a story like that.
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Post by: DGSquared on November 23, 2013, 05:19:34 AM
Last night we saw Hunger Games - Catching Fire.
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Post by: Laura H on November 23, 2013, 07:19:25 PM
Last night we saw Hunger Games - Catching Fire.

How was it??
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Post by: thatollie on November 24, 2013, 01:04:59 AM
The Matrix
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Post by: Gayle on November 24, 2013, 08:49:25 AM
Up Pompeii with Frankie Howard.

I love the gender role reversal in that comedy.
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Post by: midnight candle on November 26, 2013, 05:37:26 AM
Seven Samurai

If you've never seen it, you should.  8)
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Post by: thatollie on November 27, 2013, 09:06:20 PM
LA Confidential
- still awesome.

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Post by: midnight candle on November 28, 2013, 12:57:13 AM
LA Confidential
- still awesome.



think i'll watch that this weekend - great movie
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Post by: thatollie on November 28, 2013, 03:52:21 AM
think i'll watch that this weekend - great movie

I've loved it since I first saw it. Next chance I get to watch a film, it'll be another favourite from my mid-teens and another brilliant performance by Spacey . . . The Usual Suspects.
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Post by: midnight candle on November 28, 2013, 08:31:25 AM
I've loved it since I first saw it. Next chance I get to watch a film, it'll be another favourite from my mid-teens and another brilliant performance by Spacey . . . The Usual Suspects.

think i'll watch that one too :D
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Post by: Neghe on November 28, 2013, 12:05:40 PM
Europa Report.

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Post by: LC1 on November 30, 2013, 03:25:22 AM
House of 1000 corpses. Cheesy horror!
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 02, 2013, 02:49:46 AM
Dragonballs:Evolutions A++

A christmas carol (2013 remake) worst B movie ever F

Equestrian girls xxx.bad acting but the pretty farmgirls were A+  ;)

And finally.....

Stephen Spielbergs Artificial inteligence. A
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Post by: Laura H on December 02, 2013, 07:22:26 AM
Pitch Perfect

I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 03, 2013, 07:11:43 AM
Saint Young Men - a movie where Jesus and Buddha share an apartment in Tokyo. Interesting.
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Post by: Gayle on December 03, 2013, 01:00:44 PM
Saint Young Men - a movie where Jesus and Buddha share an apartment in Tokyo. Interesting.

Philosophy-based fiction can be intensely fascinating, even when you don't fully understand the storyteller's point.
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 03, 2013, 01:23:59 PM
I always use the storyteller as a reference but come to the conclusions myself. Even if they are wrong, I make more sense of them that way. :)
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Post by: Gayle on December 03, 2013, 03:21:21 PM
That's part of the pleasure of philosophy-based fiction. The viewer can come to their own conclusions and don't have to accept the storyteller's word as final.
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Post by: thatollie on December 04, 2013, 12:04:43 AM
Dragonballs:Evolutions A++

That movie is awful.
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Post by: Neghe on December 04, 2013, 12:45:57 AM

Jack Reacher.   (wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be).

1408.   (damn decent scary movie).



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Post by: Laura H on December 08, 2013, 08:53:06 PM
I watched several movies during the cold, icy weekend. Two I highly recommend for writers-

Ruby Sparks

The Words

I don't want to spoil either, but these are both worthwhile for anyone who spends any time writing.
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Post by: Neghe on December 08, 2013, 10:57:30 PM

Movies I've watch in the last 90 days:

Children of Men

Inception

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy (Swedish version )

Sunshine

Cloud Atlas

Red Dragon

The Sixth Sense

Solaris

Gone Baby Gone

District 9

Shutter Island

The Silence of the Lambs

Donnie Darko

Memento

The Island

The Cell

Jacob's Latter

Mulhalland Falls

The Shinning

Total Recall (new one)

LA Confidential   

The Adjustment Bureau

The Usual Suspects

Zodiac 

The Butterfly Effect

And, Jack Reacher & 1408 as I posted earlier.


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Post by: Pale Writer on December 09, 2013, 05:08:55 AM
Down by Law - 1986
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Post by: thatollie on December 10, 2013, 07:35:33 PM
Tommy

He's a pinball wizard, y'know.
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Post by: wanderer on December 10, 2013, 07:48:28 PM
Finished "Copper," season 1. Excellent history flick about Fibe Points, NYC in 1864.
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Post by: Laura H on December 10, 2013, 08:33:37 PM
The Banger Sisters

fun movie
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Post by: InterestedNewbie on December 11, 2013, 10:14:11 AM
Wolf Children - Ame and Yuki, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars...

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Post by: 510bhan on December 11, 2013, 10:15:52 AM
Some cute crappy thing on the Christmas Movie channel . . . they all blur together after a while. :D
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 11, 2013, 05:22:55 PM
Ghost in the Shell - Arise  (I've watched them all, enjoyed them all)
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Post by: McWawa on December 12, 2013, 07:28:25 AM
Guiseppe Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso"
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Post by: herron on December 12, 2013, 10:52:45 PM
Thor.  Liked some parts (like Natalie Portman), but had trouble wrapping my brain around most of it...and I generally like fantasy/myth stories.  :P
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Post by: Matt Walker on December 13, 2013, 12:54:39 AM
Is that the new Thor, Herron? I thought the first was pretty good. Watched Kick Ass 2 - not as good as the first.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on December 14, 2013, 12:29:37 AM
The four feathers. Hubby did not sleep through it. I enjoyed it again.
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Post by: LC1 on December 14, 2013, 03:29:54 AM
Identity thief. Some funny moments and some not so funny.
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 14, 2013, 04:03:56 PM
I've been watching guitar making documentaries - for me an instrument which creates sound is akin to how a story works, and so I learn.
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Post by: Mrs N on December 15, 2013, 06:40:53 PM
Muppet Christmas Carol, had to be done!!
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Post by: Laura H on December 15, 2013, 08:32:21 PM
Best Christmas move ever, Mrs. N!
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Post by: LC1 on December 16, 2013, 02:57:35 AM
Karate kid
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 16, 2013, 02:09:56 PM
Pineapple Express - I remember those days - well flashes of laughing, the confusion of having fun.
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Post by: McWawa on December 16, 2013, 02:40:42 PM

   "Kauwboy" ,

          an award winning  Dutch film, available with English subtitles (dvd)
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Post by: thatollie on December 16, 2013, 03:42:31 PM
Best Christmas move ever, Mrs. N!

Agreed.
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 16, 2013, 05:40:55 PM
Kurau Phantom Memory (a series actually)
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Post by: LC1 on December 17, 2013, 03:11:32 AM
The wee man
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Post by: bri h on December 20, 2013, 06:59:51 AM
Got to this one late, but what a film. 'Shutter Island.' I can't figger it out though. What's real and what's the truth? I think I'll watch it again. Great film, cos it keeps you guessing. I like that. I like a good 'thinker' film. They're rare these days. '3 Days of the Condor.' Now there's a good thinker film. 'Enemy of the State' comes close. Or Watergate. Bri.
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Post by: LC1 on December 20, 2013, 08:52:34 AM
Brianh,
Have you seen "An American Haunting"? Or "Dead Mans shoes" they have a wee bit of thinking in them.
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 20, 2013, 05:18:56 PM
Pain and Gain - based on a true story
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Post by: Rpux on December 20, 2013, 08:01:59 PM
2001: A space Odyssey
Bit psychedelic for me
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Post by: LC1 on December 21, 2013, 03:21:47 AM
This means war.
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Post by: bri h on December 21, 2013, 07:30:53 AM
Brianh,
Have you seen "An American Haunting"? Or "Dead Mans shoes" they have a wee bit of thinking in them.

Sounds more like they're a bit 'haunty,' mate. I want thinking, not sh***ing!  ;D. Cheers
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Post by: thatollie on December 25, 2013, 07:27:16 PM
Despicable Me 2

and earlier today . . . The Muppet Christmas Carol

and even earlier . . . Santa Claus: The Movie

love 'em.
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Post by: WordBird on December 25, 2013, 07:32:00 PM
Easy Rider
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Post by: Neghe on December 26, 2013, 01:57:08 AM

Men in Black 3
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Post by: LC1 on December 26, 2013, 03:02:40 AM
Iron man 3
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Post by: Laura H on December 26, 2013, 12:51:40 PM
Elf, then A Christmas Story immediately after  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on December 26, 2013, 01:59:45 PM
Ruby Sparks, on a DVD.  My daughter heard me talking about it and hired it for me.  (I have to say the copyright protection is very good.)

It's billed as a RomCom, but it has some seriously dark moments.  The director or whoever organised some very atmospheric lighting on occasion to good effect.

Gyppo
 
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 26, 2013, 02:07:14 PM
I'm set to watch Miller's Crossing today at some point - a classic.
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Post by: Island Mover on December 27, 2013, 07:38:47 AM
After Earth
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Post by: bri h on December 27, 2013, 10:57:46 AM
I just watched a movie on yewie called '3000 miles to Graceland.' It was superb. Just when I thought I had it worked out, it turned a corner and went elsewhere. I won't tell you any of the plot, I don't want to spoil it for you. But I highly recommend it. There's a fine cast in it. Kurt Russel, Christian Slater, Kevin Costner and A very foxy Courtney Cox, who acts very well in it too. Bri.
(I'll add the link to it later)
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Post by: Neghe on December 27, 2013, 03:39:05 PM
Well, as so often happens during the holidays I felt a bit down so, I watched The Red Dragon, The Cell, The shining, Jacob's Ladder and American Beauty,
But, I don't thing they were devastating enough.    
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Post by: WordBird on December 27, 2013, 05:10:23 PM
I just watched a movie on yewie called '3000 miles to Graceland.' It was superb. Just when I thought I had it worked out, it turned a corner and went elsewhere. I won't tell you any of the plot, I don't want to spoil it for you. But I highly recommend it. There's a fine cast in it. Kurt Russel, Christian Slater, Kevin Costner and A very foxy Courtney Cox, who acts very well in it too. Bri.
(I'll add the link to it later)

Please add the link. Any movie with that cast in it has got to be good!!
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Post by: Island Mover on December 27, 2013, 06:08:56 PM
The shinning, Jacob's Latter and American Beauty, But, I don't thing they were devastating enough.   

Neghe, I did have a small titter at your spelling  ;) Made me think of a new thread of renaming films...



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Post by: bri h on December 27, 2013, 07:22:15 PM
There is one somewhere IM. And one for books too. B

Wordy, I forgot about it, sorry, but will do it now. xbx


Here it is Wordy. Enjoy. B.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G69vYp7Ur3Q
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Post by: LC1 on December 28, 2013, 02:50:55 AM
A good day to die hard
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Post by: WordBird on December 30, 2013, 10:18:59 AM
Lawrence of Arabia
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Post by: bri h on December 30, 2013, 10:39:49 AM
A good day to die hard

I watched this the other day Lc. What a load of sh**e! No real story. Just one big CGI action. Truth be told, I found it rather boring. I think they're just cashing in on the DH1 and 2 fame. Or maybe his 'son' is gonna be the new 'die harder.' B
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Post by: Pale Writer on December 30, 2013, 03:26:26 PM
Goodfellas - a classic
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Post by: Matt Walker on December 30, 2013, 04:37:47 PM
Not a movie, but as well as the brilliant Breaking Bad on Netflix they also have Modern Family, which I hadn't seen before and is absolutely hilarious!
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Post by: Island Mover on December 30, 2013, 05:25:20 PM
The Hobbit - mega - mega - mega!!  :D
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Post by: bri h on December 30, 2013, 05:41:12 PM
I can't watch any Tolkien adaptations IM. I find them to be 'hobbit'-forming. ha ha. Sorry, an old joke.  ;D
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Post by: Island Mover on December 30, 2013, 05:46:21 PM
 :) I like it Bri! Habbits or not, the whole experience just dwarfed me. Well, we do have massive home cinema and no neighbours! Haha!
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Post by: bri h on December 30, 2013, 05:51:50 PM
Slight segue from the subj, but related to the LotR's. Did you notice that there's only one dwarf in the whole saga of the films. The only other ones seen are at the beginning with the Dwarf-Lords showing their Rings of Power. After that it's just Gimli.
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Post by: BrazenStudent on December 30, 2013, 05:54:20 PM
Life of Pi. It was alright. Had some stunning visuals, to be honest.
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Post by: Island Mover on December 30, 2013, 05:57:31 PM
Slight segue from the subj, but related to the LotR's. Did you notice that there's only one dwarf in the whole saga of the films. The only other ones seen are at the beginning with the Dwarf-Lords showing their Rings of Power. After that it's just Gimli.

apart from some dwarf skeletons...you are right.
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Post by: Gyppo on December 30, 2013, 07:29:03 PM
Slight segue from the subj, but related to the LotR's. Did you notice that there's only one dwarf in the whole saga of the films. The only other ones seen are at the beginning with the Dwarf-Lords showing their Rings of Power. After that it's just Gimli.

That's because he's Hollywood's one and only 'token dwarf'.  If they put too many in then all the other minorities would be kicking up a fuss and wanting a share of the action.  The Guild of Left-Handed,  Single-Eyed,  Dyspraxic, One-Legged-Lesbian-Chain-Saw-Operators  for a start.
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Post by: LC1 on December 31, 2013, 07:49:04 AM
Chronicle
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Post by: thatollie on December 31, 2013, 02:46:25 PM
That's because he's Hollywood's one and only 'token dwarf'.  If they put too many in then all the other minorities would be kicking up a fuss and wanting a share of the action.  The Guild of Left-Handed,  Single-Eyed,  Dyspraxic, One-Legged-Lesbian-Chain-Saw-Operators  for a start.

I would love to see that.
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Post by: Neghe on January 01, 2014, 03:57:15 PM

The Bletchley Circle. BBC three part series. Pretty good.
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Post by: bri h on January 01, 2014, 04:00:51 PM
Scorpion-King. I watched it because of his part in The Mummy Returns. Except in the Scorpion-King, he was a hero. Yet in the Mummy Returns, he was a baddie. As the Yanks say, "go fig-yur."   ;D 
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Post by: LaTack on January 01, 2014, 04:09:46 PM
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Guess I'll find out what happens in another year.
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Post by: Mrs N on January 01, 2014, 05:23:21 PM
Going to see that tomorrow for me birfday!! Hope it's good.
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Post by: rez2036 on January 01, 2014, 05:38:22 PM
12 Years a Slave.  Cried like a lost little child at the end. 
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Post by: WordBird on January 02, 2014, 10:37:14 AM
So I have a hankering to watch This Is Spinal Tap but can't seem to find a link to a full video version for free (on the internet) that doesn't require jumping through flaming hoops with credit card information and the likes. Of course they all say they don't charge you, it's free, but they still want to collect the info.

I'll buy free drinks in the MWC bar for anyone that can help me find a working link. Hell the movie wasn't worth paying to see when it was newly released. Sure's hell isn't worth this much trouble now. Just except that it has particular humors that I'm in the mood for.
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Post by: WordBird on January 02, 2014, 10:41:49 AM
Ah geez, never ye mind. I got it!
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Post by: WordBird on January 02, 2014, 12:19:25 PM
This Is Spinal Tap

One of the funniest, most stupid movies ever made!
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Post by: Neghe on January 02, 2014, 09:03:38 PM

The Oxford Murders.
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Post by: thatollie on January 09, 2014, 02:23:43 AM
Weekend at Bernie's
It's still amazing.
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Post by: Neghe on January 09, 2014, 05:49:45 PM
6 Souls
"A forensic psychiatrist takes on a patient whose multiple personalities are those of murder victims."

Thought it'd be psychological thriller but, it turned into a paranormal thriller instead.

Hmmm...

 
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Post by: The Skald on January 10, 2014, 08:36:34 AM
Tried to watch Super Mario Bros, though the keyword is "tried". To be fair, it's not all bad, if you understand what they tried to do. Or at least, what I think they tried to do. It's not directly based on the games, but more a realistic take on Mario. That makes no sense at all, has poor acting, a horrible story and so on, but still. And that doesn't understand the games at all. Luigi is Mario's brother, not son. Mario's last name isn't Mario. (Mario Mario? Really?) If Koopa hates humans so much, why does everyone in the entire reptile-dimension disguise themselves as humans, when there are no humans there to disguise themselves from? And why on earth did they go with princess Daisy instead of Peach? Koopa constantly kidnaps Peach in the games, but he has no connection to Daisy at all. Sigh...
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Post by: JewelAS53 on January 13, 2014, 12:57:20 AM
Jack Reacher.

Not a bad rendition but I think someone else should play the part - TC is too much the good boy to play an anti hero.
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Post by: Matt Walker on January 14, 2014, 02:22:59 PM
He's also about 2 feet too small!

Saw The House At The End of the Street with Jennifer Lawrence the other day - was quite good.
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Post by: Neghe on January 14, 2014, 03:21:00 PM
Ya know who would have nailed Reacher?

It sounds odd at first but, think about it...Jim Carrey.


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Post by: McWawa on January 14, 2014, 03:33:06 PM
"An Unfinished Life"
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Post by: The Skald on January 16, 2014, 09:53:41 PM
Ya know who would have nailed Reacher?

It sounds odd at first but, think about it...Jim Carrey.
Did you ever see Kick-Ass 2? Might seem like an odd question at first, but Jim Carrey does a wonderful job there at, well, ass kicking. :) Just because he's a comedian, we really shouldn't do the mistake of thinking that's all he is. A lot of action stars have done comedy with various success, from Schwarzenegger to Clint Eastwood to Mel Gibson. And a lot of comedians can easily go the other way around and do serious roles brilliantly. :) For that matter, the first time I saw Jim Carrey was in a Dirty Harry-movie, long before he got famous. Pretty sure he played a crack addict, or something like that, and he did a great job. :)
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Post by: Neghe on January 16, 2014, 11:51:42 PM
Number 23: a psychological thriller staring Jim Carrey.

http://youtu.be/4ElUBr6-GLU
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Post by: McWawa on January 17, 2014, 04:14:09 AM
" The Wicker Man"

Director Robin Hardy's original uncut version of Anthony Shaffer's screenplay,
 with Edward Woodward, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Bergman and Christopher Lee.
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Post by: thatollie on January 17, 2014, 05:20:05 AM
Saving Mr. Banks

Tom Hanks played Walt Disney, it doesn't get better than that.
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Post by: Rocko Polo on January 17, 2014, 11:02:07 PM
Forbidden Planet
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Post by: Neghe on January 18, 2014, 02:23:24 AM

The Final Season of The Closer.

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Post by: The Skald on January 18, 2014, 08:13:45 AM
Man of Steel. By far my favorite Superman-movie, yet ironically also shows how ridiculous the character really is. I mean, think about it: They have hundreds, even thousands, of colonies all over the universe. But once Krypton is about to blow up, every single Kryptonian returns to die? Jor-El is fully capable of building and sending a spaceship with his son to Earth, so why did he ignore all the other children on Krypton? And why is Zod really a villain, when all the wanted was to rebuild Krypton? Oh, sure, he didn't care for the humans he had just met anyway, but is that reason enough to hate him so badly? So all in all and awesome movie about a crap character. :)
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Post by: bri h on January 18, 2014, 12:45:00 PM
There's only one true Superman, in my opinion. And it isn't this feller. It's Christopher Reeve. B
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Post by: Neghe on January 18, 2014, 02:27:43 PM

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.

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Post by: DistantSun on January 18, 2014, 03:54:37 PM
The Book Thief - didn't like it anywhere near as much as I did the book.
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 18, 2014, 04:13:04 PM
The previous movie I watched was Shrek 2 with a grandkid.

A grandkid is visiting and wanted to see a movie that was released yesterday and she talked and talked and talked about wanting very badly to see this movie.

So we just got home from Nut Job.
3D glasses are sure a lot nicer now than they used to be.
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Post by: The Skald on January 18, 2014, 11:34:12 PM
There's only one true Superman, in my opinion. And it isn't this feller. It's Christopher Reeve. B
Funny thing is a lot of people say Christopher Reeves was the only real one because he was the first live-action Superman, but there has been at least two actors before him. Kirk Alyn was the first one waaaay back in the 1940s, followed by George Reeves in the 1951s. Then there's the musical "It's a Bird... It's a Plane... it's Superman" in the 1960s with Bob Holiday as Superman. This was turned into a TV-special in 1975 with David Wilson as Superman. And that's just the live-action ones. Then there's the animated versions.  ;D

So again, why do so many pick Christopher Reeves as the only one? ;) That's like saying Bon Scott was the only singer in AC/DC because he was the first, despite him being the second.  ;D
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Post by: JewelAS53 on January 19, 2014, 01:35:21 AM
 ;D
 :o
barbarella (1968)
Must have been wow back then.
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 19, 2014, 02:57:31 AM
Chronicles of Riddick

Currently watching Twister ;D
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Post by: Laura H on January 19, 2014, 08:56:47 AM
Parental Guidance

Bette Midler and Billy Crystal
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Post by: The Skald on January 19, 2014, 09:42:19 PM
Alice in Wonderland. Very odd, yet oddly enjoyable.

I am now addicted to Johnny Depp's adaption of the Mad Hatter.
Then you might mark 2016 in your calendar. Not sure about the exact date, but the movie? Alice in Wonderland 2. ;)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2567026/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Edit: Find link? Check. Copy link? Check. Remember to paste link here? Well, two out of three ain't bad.  ::)
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Post by: bri h on January 30, 2014, 04:10:34 AM
Just watched All the President's Men. A great political investigative movie. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, star as the Washington Post journalists who broke the Watergate story to the world. I love movies like this. (3 Days of the Condor is one of my all-time fave films). It turns out, in later years the story was leaked, that the break-in had ties to not only Nixon, but also the Assassination of JFK, and the machinations of the F.B.I, and C.I.A. Bri.
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Post by: midnight candle on January 30, 2014, 08:12:50 AM
Just watched All the President's Men.

never get tired of watching it
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Post by: DistantSun on January 30, 2014, 09:08:59 AM
Slaughterhouse Five (for the first time, and no haven't read the book) - interesting, but odd.
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Post by: bri h on January 30, 2014, 10:26:20 AM
never get tired of watching it

Seen it a few times, pal. I never get tired of it. I love a good 'thinker.' B
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Post by: Neghe on January 30, 2014, 12:02:32 PM

Oblivion.

Man Inside.

Iron Man 3.




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Post by: thatollie on January 30, 2014, 03:00:40 PM
Just watched All the President's Men. A great political investigative movie. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, star as the Washington Post journalists who broke the Watergate story to the world. I love movies like this. (3 Days of the Condor is one of my all-time fave films). It turns out, in later years the story was leaked, that the break-in had ties to not only Nixon, but also the Assassination of JFK, and the machinations of the F.B.I, and C.I.A. Bri.

It really is great film, but I prefer the book.
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Post by: bri h on January 30, 2014, 03:10:07 PM
It really is great film, but I prefer the book.

Never read the book, Sprock. I bet it's a good read though. B
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Post by: thatollie on January 30, 2014, 03:15:22 PM
Never read the book, Sprock. I bet it's a good read though. B

The book is genuinely frightening at times.
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Post by: bri h on January 30, 2014, 05:02:06 PM
Ok. Now I HAVE to read it. heh heh
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Post by: heidi52 on January 30, 2014, 07:02:56 PM
The Tralfamadorians agree.

I'm sure they would  ;D
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Post by: Matt Walker on February 01, 2014, 03:50:44 AM
Oblivion.

Man Inside.

Iron Man 3.



I've been contemplating buying oblivion and iron man 3 - are they any good? reviews seem mixed.
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Post by: Neghe on February 01, 2014, 01:12:32 PM

Rent 'em instead.

They did a great job filming Oblivion but, if you think the science through the premise doesn't hold up to reason. That is the problem with many of the SF movies  filmed over the last decade. And for something that happened 60-70 years earlier, they depicted it looking like a thousand years past. Still...the photography is pretty decent.

Iron Man was good as the others, though, they made a number of references to something that happened in New York, which I can only assume was the in the Avengers movie that I hadn't seen. But other than that it was entertaining. 

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Post by: Dawn on February 02, 2014, 11:21:39 AM
Not a film but I'm watching them back to back. The Good Wife.
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Post by: Matt Walker on February 02, 2014, 11:28:51 AM
Rent 'em instead.

They did a great job filming Oblivion but, if you think the science through the premise doesn't hold up to reason. That is the problem with many of the SF movies  filmed over the last decade. And for something that happened 60-70 years earlier, they depicted it looking like a thousand years past. Still...the photography is pretty decent.

Iron Man was good as the others, though, they made a number of references to something that happened in New York, which I can only assume was the in the Avengers movie that I hadn't seen. But other than that it was entertaining. 



Ah ok, will do, thanks.
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Post by: Laura H on February 02, 2014, 02:19:20 PM
Beautiful Creatures

Well done. I like the movie more than the book.
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Post by: Dawn on February 02, 2014, 02:46:25 PM
It's rare it's that way round. Will have to check that one out.
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Post by: DistantSun on February 03, 2014, 01:15:45 PM
Beautiful Creatures

Well done. I like the movie more than the book.

I'd have to agree - I don't think I finished the book :P

Not a movie… but I only have four episodes of Downton Abbey to catch up on this week before I'm up-to-date with the on-air schedule  :P
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Post by: Neghe on February 03, 2014, 11:12:07 PM

Red Lights. Robert De Niro, Sugourney Weaver.

The Peacemaker. George Clooney, Nicole Kidman.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. 
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Post by: thatollie on February 04, 2014, 08:52:31 PM
The Lone Ranger. I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Laura H on February 10, 2014, 09:27:26 AM
Hope Springs

Not a great movie, but with Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell I was entertained.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 10, 2014, 10:43:08 AM
"Fargo." I would just recommend it for the accent and Mr. Pink in there.
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Post by: thatollie on February 10, 2014, 11:19:14 AM
Goldeneye
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Post by: Neghe on February 10, 2014, 12:52:32 PM

Another Earth.

The Sixth Sense. --again  ;D

The Hobbit: an unexpected journey

Mr & Mrs.Smith.

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Post by: Noizchild on February 11, 2014, 01:53:18 PM
The Ninth Gate. Good movie, they could've cut that sex scene out of it towards the end.
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Post by: bri h on February 11, 2014, 04:28:24 PM
Is that the Johnny depp one. I bought that on DVD years ago. I thought it was 'a heap.' b
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Post by: Pale Writer on February 11, 2014, 04:30:12 PM
Ninja Scroll
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Post by: Mastafrank on February 11, 2014, 08:52:23 PM
The Ninth Gate. Good movie, they could've cut that sex scene out of it towards the end.

Intimidated are you?


I finally watched Enders Game :) Waited 16 years for it and I was not dissapointed ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: McWawa on February 12, 2014, 06:17:33 AM
Micheal Cimino's "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", starring Jeff Bridges and Clint Eastwood, and George Kennedy and a cameo appearance by June Fairchild.

Then  "Up in Smoke", with Cheek Marin and Tommy Chong, Tom Skerrit and a cameo appearance by June Fairchild.
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Post by: 2par on February 12, 2014, 08:40:52 AM
Watching 'Frequency' right now. One of my favorite films
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Post by: Noizchild on February 12, 2014, 04:05:09 PM
Ninja Scroll

You rock!

Me? "The Truman Man."
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Post by: thatollie on February 12, 2014, 06:29:51 PM
World's End

How could I not love a movie where Simon Pegg tells an advanced alien glowy light thing to "f*** off back to Legoland."?
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Post by: The Skald on February 12, 2014, 08:19:41 PM
Watched the trailer for a movie called Robocop yesterday. 24 hours later, I'm still trying to figure out why they went with that title. Are they so desperate to catch some idiots... I mean... casual movie-goers that they have to use the same title as a classic movie, in hope that osmeone will be dumb enough to pay to watch it? And since when can they get away with ripping off a movie by calling it a remake?  ???

(just kidding. Ripping off movies by calling them remakes have been going on for well over a decade, and people are still dumb enough to fall for it. Guess that's why aliens haven't shown up here. "Looing for intelligent life on this planet. Searching... searching... searching... nope, no sign of it.")  ;D

So yeah, the last movie I watched was the real Robocop-movie. Still awesome, more than twenty years later. The new one? Long forgotten twenty days later.
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Post by: bri h on February 12, 2014, 08:24:42 PM
Or maybe 28 days later, Skald? ha ha. Did you hear there's talk about 're-making' Stephen King's 'It?' Preposterous. There's only one Pennywise, and it's Tim Curry. Imo. Bri.
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Post by: The Skald on February 12, 2014, 09:21:44 PM
They already remade The Shining and Carrie (!), so why not It?  ;D
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Post by: bri h on February 13, 2014, 03:24:50 AM
I've recently seen Carrie. I think the film speaks to us why it shouldn't be re-made. B
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Post by: The Skald on February 13, 2014, 08:44:40 AM
And why Chloe Moretz shouldn't try to be an actor. She's great in the first Kick-Ass movie, but after that... meh.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 13, 2014, 01:51:55 PM
"The Usual Suspects." It was good. Even though I knew the twist all along, it still turned out excellent.
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Post by: Neghe on February 13, 2014, 01:54:36 PM
"The Usual Suspects." It was good. Even though I knew the twist all along, it still turned out excellent.

Awesome dialogue.
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Post by: 510bhan on February 13, 2014, 02:02:25 PM
Apt Pupil was on TV last night . . . I thought it was disturbing, great study on cruelty.
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Post by: Neghe on February 13, 2014, 02:37:02 PM

Citizen X

Donald Sutherland, Max Von Sydow.

About the capturing of a Russian serial killer.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 14, 2014, 12:35:51 PM
Memento.
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Post by: The Skald on February 15, 2014, 01:25:04 PM
Put it tis way. Im working on getting majorly drunk, and I still have a hard time admitting I actually saw the movie they called robocop. the latest one. how they managed to get away with a title like that without getting sued is one of life's rgreast mysteries. this isn't even close to robocop. the first one had kurtwood smith (awesome actor, btW) casually shoot a guy in the legs to stop him from moving, pull out a pin on a handgrenade, place the handgrenade on the table and stroll out. this new version could get a E for Everyone rating. they have robots everywhere, but not in the US. becuase? they can't risk american lives. risking the lives of people all over the world, like in afghanistan and iraq? not a problem. but in the US? hell, no. propoganda much? and since they have so many robots all over the world, and even a guy playing a guitar with mechanical hands (!), what's the big deal about robocop anyway? in the first one, it was their final option in the war against crime. in the new one, it's more a "sure, why not" thing. fuck this movie. i hate it so bad, I can't even bear thinking about it even when I'm drunk. hate, hate, hate this movie.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 15, 2014, 01:58:25 PM
"Antichrist" by Lars Von Trier. Where to begin? It really makes no sense and kind of creepy. I question why was this movie even made in the first place? Can someone explain the ending to me like I'm three years old?

"Chaos Reigns."
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Post by: thatollie on February 16, 2014, 04:04:39 PM
Watchmen
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Post by: Noizchild on February 16, 2014, 04:42:45 PM
"Enter the Void" Boring and it made me sick.
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Post by: bri h on February 16, 2014, 05:51:00 PM
Put it tis way. Im working on getting majorly drunk, and I still have a hard time admitting I actually saw the movie they called robocop. the latest one. how they managed to get away with a title like that without getting sued is one of life's rgreast mysteries. this isn't even close to robocop. the first one had kurtwood smith (awesome actor, btW) casually shoot a guy in the legs to stop him from moving, pull out a pin on a handgrenade, place the handgrenade on the table and stroll out. this new version could get a E for Everyone rating. they have robots everywhere, but not in the US. becuase? they can't risk american lives. risking the lives of people all over the world, like in afghanistan and iraq? not a problem. but in the US? hell, no. propoganda much? and since they have so many robots all over the world, and even a guy playing a guitar with mechanical hands (!), what's the big deal about robocop anyway? in the first one, it was their final option in the war against crime. in the new one, it's more a "sure, why not" thing. fuck this movie. i hate it so bad, I can't even bear thinking about it even when I'm drunk. hate, hate, hate this movie.

I may be going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing you didn't like this film, Skald?
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Post by: Laura H on February 16, 2014, 09:06:11 PM
 :D No, he doesn't seem to be endorsing it.

Not a movie, but I just watched the first episode of Season 2 of House of Cards. I watched the original British series back in the early 1990's, and it was great. The new, American remake is really good, too. Kevin Spacey plays a really good bad guy  :)

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Post by: 510bhan on February 16, 2014, 09:31:19 PM
Splice -- Horror/Sci-fi  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1208173-splice/
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Post by: Zepphy on February 16, 2014, 09:35:10 PM
Not movie, but a dark comedy on BBC - Inside No. 9

I do recommend it.
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Post by: 510bhan on February 16, 2014, 11:00:16 PM
Hotel Rwanda http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hotel_rwanda/
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Post by: Matt Walker on February 17, 2014, 03:51:51 AM
And why Chloe Moretz shouldn't try to be an actor. She's great in the first Kick-Ass movie, but after that... meh.

She's brilliant in Let Me In.

Saw GI Joe: Retaliation and quite enjoyed it. Except for SPOILER (Highlight to read): how they congratulate each other on saving the world even though London's just been blown up.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 17, 2014, 04:44:25 PM
"Swimming Pool." Good movie.
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Post by: DistantSun on February 17, 2014, 06:43:26 PM
Hotel Rwanda http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hotel_rwanda/

Oh wow Sio, that was a good but emotionally heavy movie to watch :( Back when I lived in Oz a first aid instructor I had was an Aussie Army medic who'd served in Rwanda. Amateur photographer too - his albums were amazing but shocking, as you can imagine.
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Post by: 510bhan on February 17, 2014, 06:59:31 PM
Oh wow Sio, that was a good but emotionally heavy movie to watch :( Back when I lived in Oz a first aid instructor I had was an Aussie Army medic who'd served in Rwanda. Amateur photographer too - his albums were amazing but shocking, as you can imagine.

Yep -- I thought it was a bit bad the way folk slammed Paul after he won his humanity award -- okay, so he was no 'saint', he was a hotelier with contacts which he used to save over 1200 lives and acted with remarkable compassion under the most trying circumstances. Isn't hindsight great? I wonder how his detractors would have behaved in the middle of a genocide? >:( Things couldn't have been done without greasing a few palms and interacting with the 'enemy'.
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Post by: Neghe on February 17, 2014, 07:02:36 PM

Source Code.

This means War.

Klute.

Beat the Devil.

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Post by: cloudchampion on February 18, 2014, 02:41:13 PM
I Melt With You

Brilliant, quite dark but executed so well.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 19, 2014, 02:34:08 PM
"Jacob's Ladder."
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Post by: Neghe on February 19, 2014, 05:57:26 PM
"Jacob's Ladder."

Good one.
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Post by: McWawa on February 22, 2014, 09:12:11 AM
Ghostwatch 1992 TV Show

http://youtu.be/3w90SvWIZ7c (http://youtu.be/3w90SvWIZ7c)     Full recording. This ia genuine Youtube short link
 
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Post by: Laura H on February 22, 2014, 09:52:39 AM
Argo
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Post by: bri h on February 22, 2014, 09:58:01 AM
Watched a rather intriguing film last night. It was called 'Fatherland.' I've seen the book on friends' book-shelves from time to time, but just never fancied reading it. I will now. The film was excellent. I won't go into the details, in case anyone fancies seeing it. Great film. Bri.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 22, 2014, 01:32:27 PM
"Nightwatch" American remake at that. It was just bland.
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Post by: Tuoni on February 25, 2014, 03:49:28 PM
A Spanish movie with werewolves in it. Couldn't understand a word nor liked the shoddy make-up. A were-wolf in sneakers! It makes a bad movie even worse.
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Post by: Neghe on February 25, 2014, 03:54:15 PM

After Earth.

Pitch Black.

Mulholland Falls. (not Mulholland Drive  ::) )

The Dark Knight Rises (sucked)

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Post by: Zepphy on February 25, 2014, 07:27:55 PM
I don't watch movies that often... It's either tv series or documentaries.

I watched a particularly horrifying/interesting documentary of a dissection of a human foot (seen the hand episode a week ago).
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Post by: Neghe on February 26, 2014, 01:09:21 AM

What's that series called?
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Post by: Tuoni on February 26, 2014, 07:25:31 AM
I just watched The Exorcist. It was rather a let-down after hearing all the praise heaped on it. I'm wondering why they settled for a literal translation from book to screen rather than adapt it for the screen by cutting out story elements that wouldn't work.
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Post by: ericthehalfabee on February 26, 2014, 07:29:12 AM
What's that series called?

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
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Post by: bri h on February 26, 2014, 07:32:23 AM
 ;D@Eric
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Post by: Zepphy on February 26, 2014, 07:43:10 AM
What's that series called?

Dissected: The Amazing Human Hand and The Amazing Human Foot (aired on BBC 4 last couple of weeks)

If you're into that sort of thing, Gunther von Hagens had some interesting dissections. Furthermore, there's a series called Inside Nature's Giants (pretty sure it's on Youtube), they dissect exotic animals and show their evolutionary advantages. Just in case you don't see this, I'll PM you too.
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Post by: Neghe on February 26, 2014, 12:50:00 PM
Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

One, Two, Two, eleven.
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Post by: thatollie on February 26, 2014, 11:34:39 PM
I watched two comedies recently.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
I was expecting it to be terrible but it was mildly entertaining

Role Models
Love it, love it, love it . . . Joe Lo Truglio is amazingly funny in it even though he has very little screen time.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 01, 2014, 12:33:28 PM
Yesterday I watched Last of the Dogmen again.

Have watched it a few times recently because the way the movie develops the two main characters and one of the secondary characters fascinates me. 

If you have a problem with Character growth/change from the start of your story to the end, this one could be a great study.

Something else I realized while watching the last time is that it's also great at show and tell. Guess I was so focused on characters that I didn't realize this at first.

Aside from all that, it's a good story with good actors. 
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Post by: Noizchild on March 02, 2014, 03:24:53 PM
Chatroom, creepy movie.
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Post by: Laura H on March 02, 2014, 03:25:31 PM
Premium Rush
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Post by: Neghe on March 02, 2014, 06:13:50 PM

Pitch Black.

The Avengers.

The Killer Inside Me.

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Post by: bri h on March 02, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
The Book Thief. A truly magnificent film. I loved it. The characters are richly portrayed (I hope the author painted them) the plot was so spot on. I have to see it again. Or read the book. I can't praise this film highly enough. B
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Post by: ericthehalfabee on March 03, 2014, 10:45:39 AM
One Chance - The Paul Potts story, starring James Corden.

Surprisingly much better than I thought it was going to be.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 03, 2014, 01:22:03 PM
The Book Thief. A truly magnificent film. I loved it. The characters are richly portrayed (I hope the author painted them) the plot was so spot on. I have to see it again. Or read the book. I can't praise this film highly enough. B

Bri - please excuse the cliche, but rest assured that the book is much better ;) Go read it! I bet the library might have a copy.
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Post by: Neghe on March 03, 2014, 01:24:09 PM

Tried to watch Hunger Games.


I couldn't do it.
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Post by: Noizchild on March 03, 2014, 01:59:54 PM
Monty Python: The Meaning of Life. Gotta love the Pythons!
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Post by: bri h on March 03, 2014, 02:03:04 PM
Bri - please excuse the cliche, but rest assured that the book is much better ;) Go read it! I bet the library might have a copy.

I saw no cliché in your comment, Ds? But will read the book, first chance I get. Cheers. xbx
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Post by: DistantSun on March 03, 2014, 02:07:37 PM
I saw no cliché in your comment, Ds? But will read the book, first chance I get. Cheers. xbx

I was referring to the 'book being better than the movie' bit :D
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Post by: Neghe on March 03, 2014, 03:28:26 PM

The book is always better than the movie.


...except, if you are talking about a Dan Brown novel.


Then the movie is better.
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Post by: bri h on March 03, 2014, 03:32:46 PM
The book is always better than the movie.


...except, if you are talking about a Dan Brown novel.


Then the movie is better.

Hmm? Tell me how many 'millions' of the same 'bad' books you've sold, Nee?  ::)

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Post by: Neghe on March 03, 2014, 03:38:19 PM

I don't tell what I've been up to round here, Bri.

And that was 'spose to be funny.

--chill.

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Post by: cmb on March 03, 2014, 03:40:57 PM
Hmmm. I haven't seen one in months. Last one was probably Hunger Games. Loved it.  :)
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Post by: bri h on March 03, 2014, 03:44:00 PM
I don't tell what I've been up to round here, Bri.

And that was 'spose to be funny.

--chill.



I laughed at your comment. Did you laugh at mine? Chill yourself, mate.  ;D
Definately not pickin' a fight. Too much of that lately. ha ha
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Post by: Matt Walker on March 03, 2014, 03:46:07 PM
Generally agree with that statement, Neghe, although I actually thought Darabont's adaptions of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile were possibly even better than SK's stories, which were in themselves brilliant.
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Post by: bri h on March 03, 2014, 03:48:54 PM
Generally agree with that statement, Neghe, although I actually thought Darabont's adaptions of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile were possibly even better than SK's stories, which were in themselves brilliant.

"How-very-dare-you? 'Better' than the mighty Wordsmith's?   :o :o    ;D
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Post by: Matt Walker on March 03, 2014, 03:52:33 PM
I know! I love King so much, no one else gets close, but Shawshank and Green Mile are 2 of my favourite films ever.
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Post by: Neghe on March 03, 2014, 03:53:51 PM
Generally agree with that statement, Neghe, although I actually thought Darabont's adaptions of The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile were possibly even better than SK's stories, which were in themselves brilliant.

Hmmm...forgot about those.

Come to think on it, those, Deloris Clayburn, and Stand By Me. were probably the best movies made from King's stuff.
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Post by: bri h on March 03, 2014, 04:10:25 PM
Dammit Nee. Stop doin' that. I'm havin' to agree with you now.  ;D

and you matt. (deliberate use of lower case, cos I begrudge it.)   ;D ;D

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Post by: DistantSun on March 03, 2014, 05:23:15 PM
I know! I love King so much, no one else gets close, but Shawshank and Green Mile are 2 of my favourite films ever.

Mine too, Matt  ;D
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Post by: bri h on March 03, 2014, 05:26:06 PM
"Get busy livin' . . . or get busy dyin."

Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. (the proper title)
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Post by: Zepphy on March 03, 2014, 07:00:58 PM
I watched the Oscars, which isn't a movie, but it's twice the length of one and it has a lot of celebrities, so yes, it counts. (Who thinks Gravity might be slightly overhyped?)
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Post by: Neghe on March 03, 2014, 07:33:27 PM

I've got it on order from my library. 

I'm only number 24...but,
they don't even have i yet...so, it'll be a while.
 
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Post by: thatollie on March 03, 2014, 09:08:58 PM
Freddy Got Fingered

because, why not?
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 03, 2014, 09:27:26 PM
Free willy

300


Currently watching: Europa report
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Post by: Neghe on March 03, 2014, 11:00:46 PM

I thought Europa Report was okay--though they should have presented it chronological instead of trying to be artsy. 
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Post by: Neghe on March 04, 2014, 02:10:56 AM

Elysium.

Fairly decent Science Fiction.

 
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Post by: Noizchild on March 04, 2014, 04:01:37 PM
"Battle Royale II." I give it four stars.
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Post by: thatollie on March 04, 2014, 05:24:22 PM
"Battle Royale II." I give it four stars.

Love it.

Actually, hmm, I might watch that tomorrow.
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Post by: Noizchild on March 05, 2014, 02:17:14 PM
Nice, the first one is better. It was a good sign when three of the main stars came back for the second and the same crew, minus the director's father throughout the majority of the film worked on it. (R.I.P. Fukasaku Kinji-san.)

"Key of Life" that was a good movie.
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Post by: Dawn on March 05, 2014, 03:11:48 PM
Cloudy and a chance of meatballs ;)

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Post by: Mastafrank on March 05, 2014, 07:30:55 PM
Elysium.

Fairly decent Science Fiction.

 Ooh,thats on list of films to watch :)



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Post by: Mastafrank on March 05, 2014, 07:32:16 PM
Nice, the first one is better. It was a good sign when three of the main stars came back for the second and the same crew, minus the director's father throughout the majority of the film worked on it. (R.I.P. Fukasaku Kinji-san.)

"Key of Life" that was a good movie.

I wanna see the first one,not sure if rogers has it tho >:(
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Post by: Noizchild on March 06, 2014, 02:46:53 PM
Netflix has it. It has both of them.

8000 Miles.
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Post by: Neghe on March 07, 2014, 09:11:40 PM

The Pentagon Papers.
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Post by: ericthehalfabee on March 09, 2014, 06:21:27 AM
"Human race" I loved it, but then I'm a gory horror fan. It's about a group of people waking up in a town and having to race each other, but if they get lapped twice by anyone else, their head explodes. The dialogue isn't great but the characters are interesting enough to keep you hooked for the whole film.

Possibly the most messed up ending of a film I've seen for years as well.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 09, 2014, 07:12:10 PM
My summer of love-coming of age romance flick. Ok so I rented it for the lesbian scenes but the story was excellent ;)
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Post by: DGSquared on March 16, 2014, 09:18:19 AM
At the theater: The Lego Movie    ~Surprisingly fun and very charming. Enjoyed it much more than I expected to.


On Netflix: Safety Not Guaranteed     ~Perhaps a new favorite for me in the independent section under, Romantic, Quirky, Sweet and Simple (meaning down to Earth in a way). I loved it.


~Deb
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Post by: McWawa on March 16, 2014, 09:53:37 AM
William Friedkin's " The French Connection",

with Gene Hackman and Roy Schnieder (all who went to to great things there after).
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Post by: DGSquared on March 16, 2014, 11:17:16 AM
Speaking of Roy Scheider, we watched Jaws for the umpteenth time a few days ago during a Jaws marathon. It's one of those movies I have to watch.

That's one bad hat, Harry.
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Post by: Neghe on March 16, 2014, 01:24:23 PM

I got sucked into the TV series, "The Killing" on Netflix. It's a dark detective drama set in Seattle.



 
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Post by: Matt Walker on March 16, 2014, 01:35:57 PM
Captain Phillips. Brilliant. Has Tom Hanks made a bad film?
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Post by: hedinsen on March 16, 2014, 02:00:24 PM
Fleming: The Man Who would be Bond.  Not bad for a combination war movie coupled with a biography.   It gave some of the background of how Fleming developed his James Bond series.  On the side, it makes a good example of character development.  For example:  Bond's famous line:  "Stir don't shake."  

He and his brother were in a club in London prior to the war. The bartender asks Fleming what he wants to drink.  He tells him then adds his famous pickup line, "Stir don't  shake."  At  one point during the war he is in charge of setting up a ruse to through the Nazi off on their intentions.  He outlines for another officer what he is looking for.  Another good example of what authors should look for in the development of their characters.  Everything in that movie went into the development of his James Bond movie.  Oh, by the way, at the end of the movie, his brother was the one responsible for the name James Bond.  What Ian Fleming came up with would never have worked.  # # #
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Post by: Noizchild on March 16, 2014, 05:23:59 PM
Ghost-- Japanese Remake. It's pretty good.
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Post by: The Skald on March 16, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
A nightmare on Elm Street 5

In many ways one of the worst in the series. Take for instance the main character. She was one of the few survivors of the fourth movie, yet when she keeps warning people that Freddy is back, no one believes her. Even after two of her friends die, people still don't believe her. It's just weird. Add a silly plot about an unborn kid, a side-story that goes nowhere about Freddy's mom and lame murders, and you've got a pretty stupid movie. It's not as bad as the sixth one, but not far off, either.


Need For Speed

At least I think I watched Need for speed. It could have been yet another Fast & Furious-movie, just with crappy actors and a really bad excuse for a story. I know it's based on a pointless computer game, but still. Was this the best they could do? Why did they have to try in the first place? Then again, they already made a Battleship-movie, and there's talks of an Angry Birds movie and Hungry Hungry Hippos movie, so...  ::)
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 16, 2014, 07:20:49 PM
War of the worlds (2005) so good it gave me nightmares :D

Pirates of the Caribbean: fountain of youth
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Post by: The Skald on March 16, 2014, 08:54:29 PM
Megan is missing

The plot is simple: Two teenage girls go about their day, doing nothing out of the ordinary. TThen one of them are supposed to meet some guy she's never met before, but doesn't come home again. Her friend keeps looking even after getting a direct warning from the kidnapper, so naturally, off she goes too. Add roughtly 20 minutes of "unedited footage from her camera" that's a) complete bullshit, b) faker than Michael Bay-movies and c) have a worse actress than said Michael Bay-movies, and you got a movie that's so dull, even a brutal rape scene at the end didn't help make me not fall asleep. Oh, and this is based on a true story. Obviously. Aren't they all?  ::) Kudos for showing "authentic footage" or the kidnapping and stuff like that. Really authentic footage. It's about as authentic as my Roleks wrist watch.

The only disturbing thing about this movie is that while this isn't a true story, it could have been. Stuff like this happens all the time. (every few seconds in the US alone, if the movie is to believed.) But then again, it's hard to think about that when you watch this movie. It just makes you think how dreadfully boring lives most people live, and how stupid teenagers are. Or how stupid people in general are, for that matter. If you want to watch a fun "true story", go watch Blair Witch Project again. Yes, the BWP movie is as fake as it gets, but that too could have been a real story. There are plenty of legends about witches, after all, and plenty of people go missing in the forest. They are probably not abducted by witches, though. Though that would be cool. Just wish I could find a sexy witch to... abduct... me.  ;D
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Post by: Matt Walker on March 17, 2014, 04:15:49 AM
The shot of Megan in the barrel was disturbing, though.
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Post by: The Skald on March 17, 2014, 04:01:03 PM
Not really. I saw that coming miles away. Besides, in these days, it's going to take a lot more than that to make a movie disturbing. The Saw-series were more disturbing than that, and they somehow made it to mainstream.
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Post by: ericthehalfabee on March 17, 2014, 04:03:09 PM
The first 20 minutes of Anchorman 2.

'Nuff said.
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Post by: ericthehalfabee on March 17, 2014, 04:07:16 PM
Can I just add I loved Anchorman 1? And "The Campaign" is one the funniest films I've seen for a long time. I just think Anchorman 2 tries to hard to live up to the first one. That, and the fact we now know it's 95% ad libbed then edited down from 4 hours of jokes to try to get the funniest jokes in.

Give me a good storyline and a few great jokes any day.
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Post by: Niav.Corky on March 18, 2014, 04:44:47 PM
I watched Frozen with my sister. I brought my laptop [to the family room] thinking that i would zone out but woah. It's not casablanca but as far as disney goes it was so much fun.

No shame here in admitting that I've got those songs stuck in my head. 8)
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Post by: Matt Walker on March 18, 2014, 05:56:16 PM
I'm doing Let It Go with the kids in school choir and it's been going round my head for days!
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Post by: Niav.Corky on March 19, 2014, 08:01:41 AM
My sister calls me up at work and starts singing Let it Go all the time lol. That or Do You Wanna Build A Snowman.
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Post by: Zepphy on March 19, 2014, 09:16:45 AM
Authors Anonymous, there were some bits that would make me ponder on the meaning of being a writer for a while, but all in all, decent movie, yet nothing remarkable about it.
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Post by: Niav.Corky on March 19, 2014, 09:19:11 AM
Authors Anonymous, there were some bits that would make me ponder on the meaning of being a writer for a while, but all in all, decent movie, yet nothing remarkable about it.

That's the one with Kaley Cuoco? A friend has been dying to get me to see that.
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Post by: thatollie on March 20, 2014, 11:46:19 AM
The Birds

because Hitchcock, that's why.
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Post by: The Skald on March 20, 2014, 02:35:20 PM
I'm doing Let It Go with the kids in school choir and it's been going round my head for days!
Not to make things worse, but... Here I go (http://youtu.be/NNr0oW-1xo0)

 :D :D :D
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Post by: thatollie on March 20, 2014, 02:41:55 PM
Here We Go? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhGxgKP1dao)

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Post by: Mastafrank on March 20, 2014, 04:15:54 PM
Here We Go? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhGxgKP1dao)



Excellent  ;)
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Post by: epursel on March 20, 2014, 10:17:31 PM
I just watched Frozen, too.  I bought that DVD for me, not for the kids.  I actually really love it.  So much better than Free Birds.  That is the dumbest movie (kid movie or otherwise) I have ever seen--and I've watched Killer Klowns from Outer Space!
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Post by: The Skald on March 21, 2014, 02:49:54 PM
Heeey, Killer Klowns is awesome!  ;D It's beyond retarded, but so what? That's the whole point.  ;D Not a big fan of Frozen, though. Or any other Disney, DreamWorks or Pixar-movie since... um... quite a whlie, actually. But at least both Incredibles 2 and, uh, Cars 3 are in production. So there's at least one movie to look forward to. Not Cars.  ;D
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Post by: Niav.Corky on March 21, 2014, 02:57:17 PM
Heeey, Killer Klowns is awesome!  ;D It's beyond retarded, but so what? That's the whole point.  ;D Not a big fan of Frozen, though. Or any other Disney, DreamWorks or Pixar-movie since... um... quite a whlie, actually. But at least both Incredibles 2 and, uh, Cars 3 are in production. So there's at least one movie to look forward to. Not Cars.  ;D

I haven't seen Killer klowns but have you seen 'Drive Thru'?

A killer clown that kills kids off at a burger joint. Well if that's not enough to kick the McDs habit then I don't know what is.
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Post by: The Skald on March 21, 2014, 05:20:43 PM
And since we're speaking of clowns, we can't avoid House of 1000 Corpses. Even just for the "That motherfucker got blood all over my best clown suit!"  ;D
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Post by: epursel on March 21, 2014, 06:23:35 PM
LOL no, I have not seen Drive-Thru, but I love Killer Klowns!  I have the DVD, actually.  Cars 2 stunk, and so did Planes, so I can only imagine how Cars 3 would be.  (I have younger kids, so kid movies are pretty much my life.)
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Post by: Neghe on March 22, 2014, 12:35:40 AM

Red 2.


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Post by: DistantSun on March 22, 2014, 08:45:39 AM

On Netflix: Safety Not Guaranteed     ~Perhaps a new favorite for me in the independent section under, Romantic, Quirky, Sweet and Simple (meaning down to Earth in a way). I loved it.


~Deb

I liked that too, for the same reasons you mentioned. "Salt" on the other hand (last night's Netflix movie)… not so much. It seemed to me like a list of stunts was written down, and a crazy plot hastily created around them  :-\
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Post by: Neghe on March 22, 2014, 03:48:27 PM
I agree, Salt also had a very un-satisfying ending.

However, Red, and Red 2 are worth seeing. High action tongue-in-cheek, spy thrillers.  
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Post by: bri h on March 22, 2014, 07:08:03 PM
I just finished watching Captain America. It was good, but I kept seeing 'continuity-stumbles.' So I spoiled it for myself. ha ha. I'm playing 'catch-up' with the Super-Heroes. Thor next, I think? Then, The Avengers. I hope it's the one with Diana Rigg?  ::)  ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on March 22, 2014, 08:59:43 PM
I think Uma Thurman played that role in the most recent remake, Bri?
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Post by: bri h on March 22, 2014, 09:25:21 PM
Er . . . ok J. I was takin the 'P' a little. Two different Avengers. One is the 're-boot' of The Avengers, with Uma. The other is the Marvel-comic Avengers. Sorry for causing your head to 'urt.  ::) xbx
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Post by: LC1 on March 23, 2014, 03:26:53 AM
Bri,
Was it the most recent captain America or the one that is slightly rubbish from the1990s?  :D
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2014, 05:51:19 AM
There's two? I don't know, then? The one I watched had Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving and Sam Jackson in it. B
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Post by: The Skald on March 23, 2014, 06:57:51 AM
No, there's five Cap America-movies, actually.  :D There are two from 1979, and one from 1990 even I didn't know about. As for the more recent ones, there's Captain America: The First Avenger from 2011, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was just released. On top of that, Cap America: The First Avenger, the three Iron Man-movies and the Thor-movies all tie in with Avengers. Hulk are in Avengers too, but his two solo-movies are not really related to it. And there's of course Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the crappy tv-series that ties in to the Avengers-movies, but have very few connections to it. Confused yet?  :D

Though the one you watched are Cap America: The First Avenger. :)
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2014, 07:27:37 AM
"Ah" he said, (but he didn't)  ;D Thanks Skald. I think I'll stick with the modern ones. Cheers mate. B
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Post by: The Skald on March 23, 2014, 08:17:12 AM
As a side note, have you seen the tv-show Arrow? It's based on Green Arrow from DC Comics, but it's pretty dark at times. If you're into superheroes, it's definitely worth watching. The first season is great, but a bit slow at times. Then we get an awesome season finale, and the second season has gone all out. Waaaay out. It's easily one of the best tv-series I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot.  :)
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Post by: bri h on March 23, 2014, 08:23:52 AM
Cheers Skald. I'm not 'that' into them. I just see how well they're made (usually) and I hate watching a film out of sequence, so I watched CA. Now I'll see about getting Thor and the others, but ultimately I'll be watching the Avengers, so I want my intro to the characters, in 'their' films first. Thanks mate. Bri.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 23, 2014, 09:01:08 AM
From Dusk till Dawn

Classic vampire movie from 1996
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Post by: Noizchild on March 23, 2014, 12:04:53 PM
"Redline" the anime movie. It turned out pretty good.
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Post by: thatollie on March 23, 2014, 02:51:34 PM
Road Trip

I still love that damn movie.
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Post by: Neghe on March 23, 2014, 03:04:09 PM

The first two series of Sherlock--again...so, I can watch the third series later tonight or tomorrow. Great writing.
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Post by: Dawn on March 23, 2014, 03:24:11 PM
Harry Potters. We are on the Prince of Azkabhan now
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Post by: Matt Walker on March 24, 2014, 07:38:57 AM
Ha, Dawn, I went to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter tour in London on Saturday and it's made me want to watch the films again!
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Post by: Pigsie1 on March 24, 2014, 08:00:49 AM
The wolf of wallstreet, it was actually funnier than i had anticipated.
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Post by: Niav.Corky on March 24, 2014, 01:31:56 PM
Just watched Gran Torino last night. Great movie.
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Post by: DGSquared on March 26, 2014, 03:01:46 AM
Took the kids to see Divergent at the theater yesterday.  It was good. I haven't read the book but my youngest son has and said although he liked the movie, "The book was way better."
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Post by: herron on March 26, 2014, 03:36:17 PM
Hunger Games
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Post by: Laura H on March 26, 2014, 05:19:14 PM
The Legend of Bagger Vance
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Post by: DistantSun on March 26, 2014, 07:08:19 PM
Ha, Dawn, I went to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter tour in London on Saturday and it's made me want to watch the films again!

Oooh... jealous  ;D What were some of your favourite parts of the tour?
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Post by: Matt Walker on March 27, 2014, 05:58:54 AM
Oooh... jealous  ;D What were some of your favourite parts of the tour?

It was all very good, seeing all the sets and props and costumes and masks etc. Being able to ride on a broomstick against a green screen was cool, and the Hogwarts castle model is just amazing. Although I was very disappointed Hermione wasn't there.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 27, 2014, 10:28:06 AM
 ;D I saw Emma Watson on the cover of another magazine at the supermarket the other day though :P Not the same, I know.
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Post by: Neghe on March 27, 2014, 10:11:23 PM

The Lone Ranger.

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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 27, 2014, 10:14:56 PM
Don't laugh . . .

I watched a tape of Cocoon this evening. Now I'm wanting a swimming pool, or even something the size of a hot tub that is charged with the feel good/healthy stuff the aliens put in their pool.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 27, 2014, 10:17:36 PM
Not laughing Alice, but remembering the many times I watched that :D

I watched "Frozen" with the kids today.
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Post by: hedinsen on March 28, 2014, 05:56:07 AM
Watched a good movie on Xfinity a few days ago, The Substitute Wife with Rachual Welch as the substitute wife set in 1869.  Nebraska plains farm woman who is dying.  She sets out to find another woman to marry her husband when she dies and care for four kids.  Not a bad sociology theme to the movie. For those who have been in Nebraska around Fort Kearny (off I80) and north west of there a few miles -- that was the setting -- literally the middle of nowhere.  # # #
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Post by: DGSquared on March 28, 2014, 04:54:27 PM
Not laughing Alice, but remembering the many times I watched that :D

I watched "Frozen" with the kids today.
Me too with mine, yesterday.  Did the song get stuck in your head too?
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Post by: DistantSun on March 28, 2014, 06:04:48 PM
Yeah. But it wasn't helped by the little singer in the house who could only memorise the words of the chorus  :P ;D
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Post by: geoffnelder on March 28, 2014, 06:23:32 PM
Watched Ender's Game made recently. Amazingly true to Orson Scott Card's book - maybe fewer of the lectures and more action.
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Post by: Niav.Corky on March 31, 2014, 10:06:34 AM
For part of another thread I mentioned the movie 'Rebecca'. It made me watch it again this weekend, so CLASSY!!

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."
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Post by: MansuEdwards on March 31, 2014, 01:20:22 PM
Iron Man 3
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Post by: LC1 on March 31, 2014, 01:44:03 PM
Battle Royal
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Post by: Laura H on March 31, 2014, 01:58:04 PM
What to Expect when You're Expecting
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Post by: DGSquared on April 01, 2014, 07:39:44 PM
Noah
Watched it Sunday with the family.

Epic movie, to be sure.

There will be Academy Award Nominations for this flick. Jennifer Connelly,  Emma Watson,  and Russell Crow will most assuredly get a nod, if not most of the cast. CGI, Special Effects, Costumes,  practically everything was exceptional.

I see this as a near, if not complete record breaker for the Oscars.

I highly recommend seeing it in a quality theater with a big screen. Epic.
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Post by: The Skald on April 02, 2014, 04:41:24 PM
Finally got to see Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. Sort of wish I hadn't bothered, to be honest. It wasn't bad, but the same jokes were used over and over and over, there wasn't much "superhero-action" (regular fighting doesn't count. This is supposed to be a super-soldier!), Falcon wasn't even in it for the most part, and the Winter Soldier himself was just silly. Add a plot that went' nowhere fast, an incredible predictable "surprise" and no Hawkeye (never thought I'd miss him), and we ended up on mediocre. Such a shame, considering how great the first one was. Though considering how crap Iron Man 2 and 3 and Thor 2 was, I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
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Post by: Neghe on April 03, 2014, 12:07:12 AM

Source Code

Adjustment Bureau

Ender's Game

Dark City

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Post by: Pale Writer on April 13, 2014, 07:45:16 AM
Space Pirate Captain Harlock  -  I enjoyed. It had mixes of Star Wars, Advent Children, Halo moments - the anime was spot on. All in all I enjoyed.
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Post by: DistantSun on April 13, 2014, 12:53:15 PM
I watched an interesting one called "The Debt" (the 2011 US remake of an Israeli film… I'd love to track down the original as well). And also "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" - also the remake, and I'm also planning to track down the original version of this as well.
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Post by: LC1 on April 13, 2014, 01:07:16 PM
8mm
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Post by: Neghe on April 13, 2014, 01:41:19 PM
. And also "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" - also the remake, and I'm also planning to track down the original version of this as well.

You mean the Swedish movie? Or I should say the Millennium trilogy. It is batter than the American version. Though, they both focus on slightly different aspects of the novel--which is, of course better than both movies.

The Swedish Lizbeth is nearly perfect as Salinger. I don't see why it was necessary to make an American vision.    

The trilogy is on Netfix if you have that but, only with subtitles--which I normally prefer, however, Swedish is so close to English: in the way the mouth moves, that the over-dubbing is really not that noticeable--especially seeing how all but two or three minor actors speak perfect English anyway. And it's hard to watch the action un-folding and read the subtitles at the same time.

          
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Post by: blue_rose on April 13, 2014, 02:01:47 PM
Either "Safe Haven" or "Grace Unplugged". Both movies were pretty good. I didn't expect the ending for either one.
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Post by: DistantSun on April 13, 2014, 03:02:16 PM
You mean the Swedish movie? Or I should say the Millennium trilogy. It is batter than the American version. Though, they both focus on slightly different aspects of the novel--which is, of course better than both movies.

The Swedish Lizbeth is nearly perfect as Salinger. I don't see why it was necessary to make an American vision.    

The trilogy is on Netfix if you have that but, only with subtitles--which I normally prefer, however, Swedish is so close to English: in the way the mouth moves, that the over-dubbing is really not that noticeable--especially seeing how all but two or three minor actors speak perfect English anyway. And it's hard to watch the action un-folding and read the subtitles at the same time.

I thought I'd seen the original Swedish version on Neflix - must watch it. I thought so many times while watching the US version that it was very much a non-US storyline, if that makes sense. And that all the dialogue would have sounded better in the native Swedish accents (even if I have to read subtitles, which I don't mind at all).
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Post by: Neghe on April 13, 2014, 03:40:33 PM
Yeah...like I said I usually prefer subtitles--maybe it's that all (mostly all) the actors did their own over-dubbing, so it's in their actual voices that makes it non-irksome for me.  
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Post by: The Skald on April 13, 2014, 10:01:08 PM
You mean the Swedish movie? Or I should say the Millennium trilogy. It is batter than the American version.
Personally, I hated the Swedish movie, and haven't seen the remake. The problem is the movie is far too short, so they skip a lot of more or less vital parts of the story. For instance, there's one place in the book where they spend a lot of time trying to figure out who a woman in a picture is. In the movie, it's more like: "Who is that?" *thinking about it for two seconds* "Ah, right. It's her." You still get the basic story, but only the basic one. Picture one of the later Harry Potter-movies squeezed into a single 1 hour 40 min movie, and you get the idea.
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Post by: Neghe on April 14, 2014, 01:47:56 AM

That is the problem with all movies adapted from novels. There just isn't the time to do it like they did in the book. Like Dune, the movie was just this blur, while the novel is deep and full of political intrigue. The TV mini-series version of Dune and Children of Dune is the best attempt so far at doing the books justice. But even there they had to drop some things and combine others.   
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Post by: Neghe on April 14, 2014, 01:49:58 AM

The Heat.

and

Gravity.

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Post by: Noizchild on April 18, 2014, 02:34:58 PM
"The Crying Game."
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Post by: DGSquared on April 18, 2014, 03:29:04 PM
The first two series of Sherlock--again...so, I can watch the third series later tonight or tomorrow. Great writing.

I agree, Nee.

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Post by: Noizchild on April 19, 2014, 01:50:34 PM
"Beyond Outrage."
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Post by: Laura H on April 19, 2014, 02:14:25 PM
The Help
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Post by: DGSquared on April 20, 2014, 05:13:49 AM
  Just returned from watching The Grand Budapest Hotel.

*SPOILER ALERT*

Lots of big name stars have cameos in this mildly entertaining film, but it's hard to put a label on it. The style of filming with straight on camera angles give it a sort of deadpan feeling. It's not bad but I'd have been just as happy watching it at home.

 Ralph Fiennes  and Tony Revolori have a strange, albeit charming chemistry that plays well together on screen.  Fiennes portrays a passionate, quirky character a long way from characters in any other films I've seen him in and Revolori is the straight man. Willem Dafoe plays a murderous chap resembling a bull dog with an under bite. Jeff Goldblum is the executer of a large estate and Jude Law plays the young writer who hears and writes the story of how a lobby boy named Zero comes to own the Grand Budapest Hotel.

Adrien Brody and Edward Norton have interesting roles and then there are the small, bit parts with Harvey Keitel (like you've never seen him before), Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and a few others.

As the movie gets further along, I had the feeling that they were giving lines to actors just to get that cameo which, depending on how you look at it, can add a little tongue in cheek comedy to a film, or cheapen it. You have to be in the right mood for that kind of thing.

There is a bit at the beginning where Tom Wilkinson (the author telling the story in later years) talks about other people's thoughts on writers that ring true.

That's my take. I hope it makes sense to you now and to me when I read it tomorrow.  :)

~Deb
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Post by: thatollie on April 20, 2014, 09:03:26 AM
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2: RISE OF ELECTRO in 3D!!!

I liked it.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 20, 2014, 09:56:21 AM
"Melancholia." Boring movie!
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 20, 2014, 10:00:40 AM
Westworld - Yul Brynner  - 1973 - classic
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 20, 2014, 11:00:30 AM
Another oldie . . .

Misery

Even though I know what is going to happen, it still gets me. Maybe because I know someone just a little like Anne whose moods can turn from sunny to stormy when one wrong word is spoken. 
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Post by: thatollie on April 20, 2014, 11:29:20 AM
Another oldie . . .

Misery

Even though I know what is going to happen, it still gets me. Maybe because I know someone just a little like Anne whose moods can turn from sunny to stormy when one wrong word is spoken. 

Great movie, Kathy Bates was perfectly cast.
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Post by: DistantSun on April 20, 2014, 11:41:00 AM
Great movie, Kathy Bates was perfectly cast.

Absolutely!

We watched "The Rum Diary" a couple of nights ago. Not too bad. Quirky, but not so much that I wanted to turn it off.
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Post by: The Skald on April 20, 2014, 03:46:37 PM
Man of Steel. Again. Gotta be fifth or sixth time so far, and it won't be the last. Sure, the character and his background is fundamentally flawed, so there are parts of the movie that don't make any sense. First Kryptonians colonize a large parts of the universe, but when Krypton is about to explode, every single one of them return there to die? WTF? Plus, the whole point with Superman in the first place is that he's the last son of Krypton... except he's not even that, even before we start with Supergirl, Superhorse. Supercat, Supermoney and so on. (then again, at least Supercat is from Earth, and only got temporary powers from time to time. But still!) Not to mention his only way to hide his identity is by using glasses? WTF?  :D :D :D

But ignore all that, and you got one of the best superhero-movies of all time. Miles ahead of even Batman Begins, which, in my opinion, is far better than Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. Still think the Tim Burton Batman-movie is the best of them all, though. Then again, I think Batman Forever is a classic, too. It's a comedy, yes, but who says Batman has to stay dark and serious? There's nothing wrong with some fun from time to time. Plus, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey are both wonderful in that movie.

A sequel to Man of Steel could have been awesome. Instead we get Batfleck and Wonder Bra. Sigh...
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 20, 2014, 04:13:13 PM
Great movie, Kathy Bates was perfectly cast.

You're right Sprocket. I can't imagine anyone doing it better.  But I still wouldn't want to see her face if I had an accident.  :'(
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Post by: thatollie on April 20, 2014, 06:15:05 PM
You're right Sprocket. I can't imagine anyone doing it better.  But I still wouldn't want to see her face if I had an accident.  :'(

It's very rare that I think someone is perfectly cast.
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Post by: Pale Writer on April 21, 2014, 07:11:26 AM
The Raid Redemption
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Post by: The Skald on April 21, 2014, 09:56:47 AM
It's very rare that I think someone is perfectly cast.
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones? Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the barbarian? The Rock as... no one ever?  ;D
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Post by: bri h on April 21, 2014, 12:18:19 PM
I thought Kathy Bates was excellent in Dolores Claiborne. And superb in 'fried green tomatoes at the whistle-stop café.'

And in my opinion there was only one true Superman, Christopher Reeve. RIP.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 21, 2014, 02:21:42 PM
"Lust, Caution"
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Post by: The Skald on April 21, 2014, 02:49:35 PM
And in my opinion there was only one true Superman, Christopher Reeve. RIP.
It always amused me how people "always" pick Christopher Reeves as the best Superman "because he was the first", completely ignoring the fact there have been other live-action Supermen before him.  ;D And if the first one is always the best, whats' the point in ever making another one?

Anyway, just watched The Amazing Spider-man 2, and I'm happy to say it didn't suck as badly as I feared. It mainly focuses on two villains instead of three or four, and even then only one villain is really a "villain" here. It's not as confusing as it could have been, though it's painfully obvious quite a bit of it leads up to the Sinister Six-movie. I wish they had left out most of that, and rather let Spider-man be Spider-man. Still, all in all it's not bad. Plenty of action and decent story. If you liked the first one, you'll probably like this one too.
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Post by: thatollie on April 21, 2014, 03:44:16 PM
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones? Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the barbarian? The Rock as... no one ever?  ;D

Well, I don't like the Indiana Jones movies so I couldn't tell you. I'm not too fond of Arnie so I haven't watched Conan.
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Post by: midnight candle on April 21, 2014, 03:46:18 PM
The Holiday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhLVOrUYCjI

just gonna chill tonight and watch it over a few ciders. a romantic movie with a great soundtrack and good actors.

 8)
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Post by: The Skald on April 21, 2014, 05:46:30 PM
Well, I don't like the Indiana Jones movies so I couldn't tell you. I'm not too fond of Arnie so I haven't watched Conan.
What about Sean Connery as James Bond? Most people who watched those movies loved him, and hardly anyone thought anyone could replace him. They were wrong. Now some say Pierce Brosnan is the ultimate Bond, and some say Daniel Craig. The point is, I think most people who say an actor is "perfect" for the part simply haven't had a chance to see anyone else in the same role.

Think for instance if they made a Misery remake. They already did a remake of both Carrie and The Shining, so why not Misery? It's easy to think Kathy Bates was perfect for the role, but it could simply be that we haven't had a chance to see anyone else in the same role. So if they did do a Misery remake, it could end up even better than the original. At least, it could prove that Kathy Bates did a decent job, but the new one is by far better. And that's why no one will ever be "perfect". There's always a chance someone else can come along and do a better job. Like Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. ;)
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Post by: thatollie on April 21, 2014, 05:53:56 PM
Connery was excellent as Bond and Brosnan and Craig, but I think Timothy Dalton would be the best Bond if he had been given the role in GoldenEye.
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Post by: bri h on April 21, 2014, 05:56:06 PM
I think what we're talking about here Skald, is precedent. Christopher Reeve set a precedent as the 'perfect' Superman. As did Sean Connery, Kathy Bates and  Jake Gyllenhall. All the rest are pale shadows, imo.

And that's another thing I'm talking about here. Opinions. We all have 'em. Time to move on, I think? Bri.

Just finished watching Tomb Raider 1 and 2. Angelina Jolie IS Lara Croft, in my opinion. B
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Post by: The Skald on April 21, 2014, 07:24:32 PM
Yeah, it's all about opinions. And I Christopher Reeve was a terrible Superman. ;) And perhaps it's time to move on, yes.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 22, 2014, 07:58:25 PM
"Barton Fink."
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Post by: Laura H on April 22, 2014, 08:46:44 PM
Gentlemen Broncos
goofy & hilarious, especially if you read/write Sci-fi

Deathproof
Violent!
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Post by: Tam on April 23, 2014, 09:15:37 AM
Gravity

So disappointing - I wish when they get a decent budget for a sci fi film they did something a bit more interesting with it
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Post by: Neghe on April 24, 2014, 11:31:33 PM

It had the most realistic depiction of the dynamics of weightlessness and space ballistics I have seen in any movie.

The fire inside the space station in 0-gee was perfect--the entanglement of the re-entry vehicle in the parachute cables was perfect.

I would have liked a bit more detail on precisely why/how the whole situation happened in the first place but, other than that, it is a fairly decent attempt at Hard Science Fiction.
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Post by: DGSquared on April 25, 2014, 01:24:31 PM
I'm with you on that one, Neghe.


There was some incredible, innovative work done to bring that movie about.


Plus, George Clooney.
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Post by: Neghe on April 25, 2014, 11:07:23 PM

And don't forget Miss Sandy Buttocks
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Post by: LC1 on April 26, 2014, 02:05:55 AM
The Lone Ranger.
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Post by: Tam on April 26, 2014, 08:30:41 AM
No denying Gravity is visually stunning - for me the story was far too dull and predictable to make it worthwhile though, wish they'd gone for something that stretched the boundaries a little more (also know a lot of people who loved it though so maybe that's just me ;) )
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 26, 2014, 06:45:08 PM
Does part of a movie count?    ;)

My son and I watched Grizzly this afternoon, well about an hour of it anyway. It was produced in 1976 as a Horror film. Seeing it today, it should now be call a Comedy Horror because it is so hokey.

The reason we enjoyed it for a while was because we guessed what was going to happen to who next. Between the two of us, we had at least a 97% win rate.

Sometimes it doesn't take a lot to have fun. Not even a martini.  :o
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Post by: Neghe on April 26, 2014, 08:53:18 PM

Oh god...Grizzly. I saw that at the drive-in when I was a teen--it scared the beans out of me. Though, it might have been the beer and scary music. I'm sure seeing it now days would make me laugh at how impressionable I was back then.

 
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Post by: Noizchild on April 27, 2014, 03:23:05 PM
"Midnight Eagle." Despite the negative reviews it got from six people, it's a good movie.
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Post by: oliver on April 28, 2014, 04:24:00 AM
Wolf of Wall Street, 30 minutes of story and the rest partying - expected more from such a talented director.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 28, 2014, 03:04:10 PM
"Hospitalité."
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Post by: Pale Writer on May 16, 2014, 09:52:13 AM
Jodorowsky's Dune
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Post by: The Skald on May 16, 2014, 02:31:20 PM
Does part of a movie count?    ;)

My son and I watched Grizzly this afternoon, well about an hour of it anyway. It was produced in 1976 as a Horror film. Seeing it today, it should now be call a Comedy Horror because it is so hokey.

The reason we enjoyed it for a while was because we guessed what was going to happen to who next. Between the two of us, we had at least a 97% win rate.

Sometimes it doesn't take a lot to have fun. Not even a martini.  :o
My sister and her husband was watching Blair Witch Project back when it was quite recently released to DVD, and he really enjoyed it. Quite a lot. He's not a big fan of horror, but this movie really got to him. The fun part is the movie was quite scary to him, and he was really, really into it. Enter young daughter. Very young, and barely able to walk. My brother-in-law wasn't paying attention to anything but the movie, and right at one of the scariest jump-scares (the few there are), his daughter accidentally spilled a glass over water on him. You can imagine his reaction. That was years ago, and my sister still hasn't stopped laughing.  ;D
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Post by: Matt Walker on May 16, 2014, 03:30:57 PM
Carrie, the new one. I quite enjoyed it.
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Post by: thatollie on May 16, 2014, 11:53:30 PM
Jodorowsky's Dune

That looks rather interesting.
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Post by: LC1 on May 17, 2014, 02:16:14 AM
Pacific rim
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Post by: Pale Writer on May 17, 2014, 09:34:21 AM
It is an interesting film, Sprocket. More directed towards the making of, the thought process and the director. I was surprised at first but then quickly captivated.

Today I'm off to watch

Waltz with Bashir - though I've seen it a number of times, I find it still teaches me new things. And I enjoy the film as well.
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Post by: The Skald on May 17, 2014, 09:50:58 PM
Hercules in New York, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger "Arnold Strong". "You have strucket Hercules."  ;D
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Post by: Pale Writer on May 18, 2014, 05:25:08 PM
Godzilla - 1998 :)
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Post by: JewelAS53 on May 18, 2014, 11:48:13 PM
The Door.
I felt Dame Helen Mirror could have made more of her part. Bit disappointing in that way. Otherwise, just weird.
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Post by: The Skald on May 19, 2014, 12:34:34 PM
Watched the new movie with Aaron Taylor-Johnson about the US army in Japan sitting around not really doing anything. There were some occasional minor destruction here and there, but nothing major. Oh, and Godzilla, Bryan Cranton and some random people was in it too. Sort of. For a short while. It's even worse than the Rolan Emmerich-version, and that says a lot. At least he dared have some fun with it, and made Godzilla the star of the movie. In the new one, Godzilla is just an extra.
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Post by: DistantSun on May 19, 2014, 05:47:19 PM
Prometheus. Didn't like it much at all. Ridiculous storyline… all disconnected and just plain strange.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 20, 2014, 11:29:56 AM
I watched two very old horror movies last night. Turned the TV on part way through The Body Snatchers, so had to watch - It Came From Beneath The Sea, so I could see the beginning of The Body Snatchers.  ;)

Silly I know. But once in awhile I enjoy seeing the old, black and white horror movies. After all, they have a flavor all their own.
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Post by: Laura H on May 20, 2014, 11:47:47 AM
I like them too, Alice. I watched the original The Haunting last weekend. Scary stuff.
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Post by: The Skald on May 20, 2014, 09:25:39 PM
I watched two very old horror movies last night. Turned the TV on part way through The Body Snatchers, so had to watch - It Came From Beneath The Sea, so I could see the beginning of The Body Snatchers.  ;)

Silly I know. But once in awhile I enjoy seeing the old, black and white horror movies. After all, they have a flavor all their own.
One of my all time favorite movies is The Wolf Man with Lon Chaney Jr. The movie's so old even the DVD-version has a crappy picture, but it sure is an awesome movie. Wouldn't say it's a horror, though. Horror isn't supposed to make your eyes wet. ;)

For "proper" horror, I recommend "Them!". Gotta love those nasty, huge ants. :) Or watch the original Godzilla-movie. Pure awesomeness. :)
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 20, 2014, 11:15:16 PM
If you want a comedy in an old movie, try Arsenic And Old Lace. If you don't get a kick out of that movie, you must be dead.  ;D
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Post by: Slow_Walker on May 21, 2014, 05:25:19 AM
For "Crime doesn't pay", try "The Ladykillers"
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Post by: Pale Writer on May 21, 2014, 06:29:05 AM
Lady Killers is a fine film

I watched The Sky Crawlers
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Post by: Jennie on May 22, 2014, 12:12:17 AM
It's not a movie, but a series of shows, filmed one per year, from about 2002 through 2013.

Based on a character by an author named Robert B. Parker, whose work I will definitely look into now because I enjoyed the shows so much.
They're on Netflix.

All titles are Jesse Stone: (then some name like On Thin Ice). Always starts with the characters name though.
Tom Selleck plays the chief and I am hoping that the dialogue I enjoyed so much came from Parker's books and style.

They were good and were quick viewing, about an hour or hour and a half each.
Just found out that Parker died a few years ago though - sad.
Anyway, the shows were good and funny and serious, all at the same time. A perfect blend.
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Post by: Jennie on May 25, 2014, 01:04:31 PM
Was flipping through the channels and came across Elysium, with Matt Damon. Remembered my vow to at least try to give some sci-fi a chance so thought I'd watch ten minutes or so to see if I could get into it.

There was a high action fight scene, then Matt Damon died. Turns out it was the LAST ten minutes. No point watching it NOW.... :'(
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Post by: Noizchild on May 25, 2014, 07:46:47 PM
Godzilla (2014). Don't waste your money.
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Post by: DistantSun on May 25, 2014, 08:52:50 PM
If you want a comedy in an old movie, try Arsenic And Old Lace. If you don't get a kick out of that movie, you must be dead.  ;D

I second that choice!
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Post by: Matt Walker on May 26, 2014, 04:54:53 AM
Spoilers, Jen!!!

Dale and Tucker vs. Evil - on Netflix. Very enjoyable black comedy. Some really funny moments.

12 Years a Slave. I didn't watch it all, because it was too slow and depressing.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It was quite good. Slower than the first one, but still watchable.
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Post by: thatollie on May 26, 2014, 06:43:25 AM
I second that choice!

And I third it. Arsenic and Old Lace is brilliant.


The last movie I watched was V for Vendetta. I hadn't seen it since seeing it in the cinema. It was better than I remembered.
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Post by: bri h on May 26, 2014, 08:01:58 AM
I like ALL the Ealing Comedies.
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Post by: Noizchild on May 28, 2014, 01:58:49 PM
"Bad Lieutentat." Was there even a real plot or even a real movie there?
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Post by: Matt Walker on May 30, 2014, 05:46:24 AM
X-men Days of a future Past. Very enjoyable. A great cast and story. The only thing that surprised me was its 12A certificate, which means here in the UK young children can watch it with their parents (there were 6 and 7 year olds in the cinema). It was quite violent, there was some nudity (only wolverine's arse, but still), and there was quite a bit of swearing, including one use of the f-word. I'm by no means worried about such things, I was just surprised.

And also Jennifer Lawrence is very lovely.
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Post by: Laura H on July 12, 2014, 06:38:02 PM
Thelma and Louise

I like it more every time I see it.
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Post by: thatollie on July 12, 2014, 07:31:20 PM
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
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Post by: DistantSun on July 12, 2014, 08:59:11 PM
The Desolation of Smaug.
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Post by: LC1 on July 13, 2014, 02:08:48 AM
Life
An excellent comedy with Eddie Murphy.
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Post by: DC on July 13, 2014, 10:25:19 AM
The Desolation of Smaug.

Snap!  ;D
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Post by: thatollie on July 13, 2014, 12:58:41 PM
The Desolation of Smaug.

Can't wait for the last one. It'll finally be over and they won't be taking a huge chunk of change from me ever year.

Then, they'll probably make Silmarillion movies.
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Post by: Noizchild on July 13, 2014, 02:01:11 PM
"Any and Every Which Way" Second time I watched it.
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Post by: LC1 on July 13, 2014, 02:49:34 PM
Bad grandad
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Post by: DistantSun on July 13, 2014, 02:51:43 PM
Can't wait for the last one. It'll finally be over and they won't be taking a huge chunk of change from me ever year.

Then, they'll probably make Silmarillion movies.

December 17 I think I read is the release date. I'm looking forward to seeing it too.
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Post by: Laura H on July 19, 2014, 08:50:26 PM
The Sugarland Express

How have I never seen this 1974 movie? Goldie Hawn is great, and it's directed by Stephen Spielberg. I think it was his debut.
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Post by: Ride the Pen on July 21, 2014, 02:43:23 PM
Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac".

I actually liked it a lot, edgy and smart movie.

But this comes from the European side of the Atlantic, so I guess you guys might be more into the American thing.
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Post by: bailish on July 22, 2014, 05:55:48 AM
Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac".

I actually liked it a lot, edgy and smart movie.

But this comes from the European side of the Atlantic, so I guess you guys might be more into the American thing.

I saw that a few months ago, and I enjoyed it, too. Had some interesting observations about life. But I thought it had too much gratuitous sex.
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Post by: thatollie on October 17, 2014, 04:55:46 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Post by: Magdiel on November 09, 2014, 11:55:01 PM
The Best of Me. Did not like. Probably won't be picking up the novel any time soon. It just felt like the same story told twice, with the writers excuse being: "Twenty years have passed! A lot has changed!" Fact of the matter is not much has changed at all. Dawson and Whatsherface literally go through the exact same moments in the present as they did twenty years back. And that's another thing: the romance (in my opinion) drags on for way too long! So long that it diminishes the climax of the story.

Well, that turned into a rant quickly.
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Post by: bailish on November 10, 2014, 02:14:15 AM
Just saw the four-movie series of Pirates of the Caribbean. Enjoying Johnny Depps' acting more and more.
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Post by: Pale Writer on November 10, 2014, 07:00:19 AM
Spy Games

Cloud Atlas

5 Centimeters per Second

3 Days to Kill

*

Thumbs up on all
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Post by: thatollie on November 10, 2014, 07:55:39 AM
Kiki's Delivery Service

it was so wonderful.
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Post by: Andrewf on November 10, 2014, 02:45:41 PM
The Edge of Tomorrow.
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Post by: Laura H on November 10, 2014, 03:50:21 PM
Arsenic and Old Lace
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Post by: Noizchild on November 10, 2014, 10:56:53 PM
"Suicide Circle."
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Post by: DistantSun on November 10, 2014, 11:29:08 PM
I think it was called "Enough Said." A rom-com with Julia Louis-Drefus and James Gandolfini. Not too bad.

The last one before that was a week ago or so… a really off-beat quirky indie called "The History of Future Folk."
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Post by: Nye on November 15, 2014, 12:49:14 PM
Paul.
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Post by: thatollie on November 15, 2014, 10:12:52 PM
Battle Royale 1 & 2
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Post by: LC1 on November 16, 2014, 02:56:04 AM
Gone girl
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Post by: Magdiel on November 16, 2014, 09:15:28 AM
Gone girl

Ah yes, the movie that exemplifies how good things tend to happen when the author of the book writes the screenplay.
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Post by: Alita Patel on November 19, 2014, 05:44:56 PM
Hello everyone,
This am, I watched Taken 2.  It was good action movie.

Alita
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Post by: bailish on November 19, 2014, 07:07:59 PM
The Dark Knight

and

The Dark Knight Rises

Will the next sequel be called:

The Dark Knight Goes to Work

That's the order of things in my world.
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Post by: thatollie on November 19, 2014, 07:16:59 PM
The Dark Knight

and

The Dark Knight Rises

Will the next sequel be called:

The Dark Knight Goes to Work

That's the order of things in my world.


Maybe for you, but The Dark Knight is a billionaire so it'll be more like "The Dark Knight checks the stock market for half an hour and then goes driving in his fancy car/spaceship"
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Post by: BlackisTheNewWhite on November 21, 2014, 12:35:35 AM
Battle Royale 1 & 2

love it! but i only seen the part 1. for me, best than hunger games :)
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Post by: BlackisTheNewWhite on November 21, 2014, 12:36:24 AM
anyway, the last movie i seen is 3 idiots, good film, planning to write a short story with that kind of theme.
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Post by: thatollie on November 21, 2014, 06:51:20 PM
love it! but i only seen the part 1. for me, best than hunger games :)

The second one is overly long, poorly written, features terrible cheesy acting and I f***ing love it.
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Post by: bailish on November 22, 2014, 12:29:20 AM
Machine Girl

I just love the opening where she obliterates a boy with bullets.
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Post by: BlackisTheNewWhite on November 22, 2014, 12:52:08 AM
Cast Away on The Moon :)
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Post by: Noizchild on November 23, 2014, 02:43:43 PM
The second one is overly long, poorly written, features terrible cheesy acting and I f***ing love it.

On the up side, the original director did work on a scene before he died.

"The Garden of Words." Really good and the scenery is just beautiful!
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Post by: thatollie on November 26, 2014, 03:39:33 AM
On the up side, the original director did work on a scene before he died.

I really do love the second one, I'm just not immune to its flaws.

In other news, I'm going to see the new Hunger Games tonight. Hadn't seen the others so I borrowed them and watched them back to back last night. Also, this means that the last four films I've watched are about people being forced to kill others for no apparent reason.
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Post by: bailish on November 27, 2014, 02:09:18 AM
Also, this means that the last four films I've watched are about people being forced to kill others for no apparent reason.

Not for no apparent reason. They killed because the govt placed them in situations where it was either kill or be killed. Given that choice, most people choose the former. Is that really so different from military service?

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Post by: thatollie on November 27, 2014, 04:27:34 AM
Not for no apparent reason. They killed because the govt placed them in situations where it was either kill or be killed. Given that choice, most people choose the former. Is that really so different from military service?



That is not what I said. What I said was that there was no reason why they were being forced to kill each other.
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Post by: Magdiel on November 29, 2014, 10:17:37 AM
Well, I saw Mockingjay Part 1 yesterday. Liked it, although the plot seemed repetitive near the end (haven't read the book). However, hundreds of people singing "The Hanging Tree" in unison while assaulting a dam FTW!
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Post by: Laura H on November 29, 2014, 04:16:29 PM
Stoker

It's a very moody, dark thriller. I give it three stars out of five.
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Post by: DWisker on December 06, 2014, 03:27:18 PM
Interstellar (IMAX)

Very cool.
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Post by: thatollie on December 06, 2014, 10:52:34 PM
The Grand Budapest Hotel

loved it.
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Post by: Laura H on December 07, 2014, 05:34:04 PM
That's on my list to see, Sprocket.

The secret Life of Walter Mitty - this was the remake with Ben Stiller. Excellent movie. I recommend it.
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Post by: DistantSun on December 07, 2014, 06:58:16 PM
That's on my list to see, Sprocket.

The secret Life of Walter Mitty - this was the remake with Ben Stiller. Excellent movie. I recommend it.

Ironically… The Grand Budapest Hotel is on my 'to watch' list too… and would you believe we watched "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" last night? I enjoyed that more than I thought I would.
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Post by: Laura H on December 07, 2014, 08:47:50 PM
Don't you want a slice of Clementine Cake now, DS?
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Post by: DistantSun on December 07, 2014, 09:23:27 PM
You know, I just might. The kids were watching a BBC documentary this afternoon and I recognised a snow leopard!!  ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 14, 2014, 04:23:13 PM
watched the Lego Movie ;D 8)
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Post by: DistantSun on December 14, 2014, 05:07:59 PM
watched the Lego Movie ;D 8)

Watched the previews of that.. couldn't watch any more :P We'll have to agree to disagree on that one Frank.

I did watch "Grand Budapest Hotel" last night though. Fast paced, odd, creative and full of actors I hadn't seen for ages. Loved it :)
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Post by: thatollie on December 27, 2014, 07:07:01 PM
Obviously, it was The Muppets' Christmas Carol.
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Post by: Taylor on December 28, 2014, 02:53:22 PM
In keeping with the festive theme, it was Don't Open Till Christmas. Starring and directed by former matinee idol, Edmund Purdom. Pretty good low budget slasher movie, if you like that sort of thing. Being set and filmed in London was quite refreshing, considering most of these kinds of films usually hail from the good 'ol USofA.  ;D
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Post by: Skylan on December 29, 2014, 12:33:05 AM
Frozen.

And the seven movies I watched before that: Frozen. Times seven.
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Post by: Mastafrank on December 29, 2014, 03:37:08 AM
Night at the museum:Battle of the Smithsonian ;D ;D
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Post by: Mrs N on December 30, 2014, 10:06:18 AM
Obviously, it was The Muppets' Christmas Carol.

Yay, sing along, Sprock. 'Wherever there is love it feels like Christmas...' Don't you just love that Kermi? ;D
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Post by: Mrs N on December 30, 2014, 10:07:11 AM
Frozen.

And the seven movies I watched before that: Frozen. Times seven.

Blimey, that good, eh? ;D
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Post by: DistantSun on December 30, 2014, 10:24:45 AM
We watched a really clever British sci-fi movie a few days ago. "Frequencies" - well worth watching for those who like that genre.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414766/

Last night was a change of genre - a nice little drama/romance called "No Reservations" with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhardt, Abigail Breslin and others.
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 01, 2015, 03:07:43 AM
The maze runners.I actually had wanted to read the novel,oh well...
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Post by: Skylan on January 01, 2015, 03:25:54 AM
Blimey, that good, eh? ;D

Just obsessed, I think.  ;D
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Post by: Skylan on January 01, 2015, 03:27:03 AM
The maze runners.I actually had wanted to read the novel,oh well...

Well, it's a trilogy. You can just pick up the sequel. Or read the first book anyway.
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Post by: asvasv on January 01, 2015, 05:04:24 AM
watched today : Penguins of Madagascar  ;D
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Post by: gillwiles on January 01, 2015, 08:27:49 AM
The last movie that I watched was one our eldest daughter bought for the family - "How to train your Dragon - 2".
Quite enjoyed watching it with our youngest daughter, we both like dragons.  Before that it was "Frozen" and "Tangled".  I must admit that I don't watch many movies, usually ones that we have on the shelf, we will buy one if one comes out on DVD that we really liked or that we have seen advertised.  We tend to find that if we go to the cinema to see them the volume is too loud, much prefer to have control over that aspect, besides, if you need the bathroom you can pause the film and you don't miss anything.  :)
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Post by: Noizchild on January 03, 2015, 08:23:32 PM
"2001: A Space Odyssey." I finally get where a couple of references come from.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 04, 2015, 02:43:31 PM
Noah. There is almost three hours of my life I will never get back  ::)
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Post by: Noizchild on January 04, 2015, 04:04:30 PM
Noah. There is almost three hours of my life I will never get back  ::)

Where does it fade to white in the movie? (That's the director's trademark in case you didn't know.)
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Post by: Vogel on January 04, 2015, 04:18:47 PM
Stake Land (2010).

Pretty good movie for another take on vampires. Borrowed some from the Richard Matheson's I AM LEGEND, I thought, but I actually really enjoyed this movie, a lot more than I thought I would.
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Post by: thatollie on January 07, 2015, 02:42:13 PM
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

again.
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Post by: Noizchild on January 07, 2015, 07:11:57 PM
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

again.

I actually have that one.
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Post by: LizzieAlice on January 09, 2015, 03:56:24 PM
Unbroken - directed by Angelina Jolie

I wasn't particularly impressed altogether, although it was still interesting.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 09, 2015, 08:25:06 PM
The Cloud Atlas. Sort of really interesting and really confusing at the same time  :-\
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Post by: Andrewf on January 10, 2015, 01:46:32 PM
Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier.
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Post by: midnight candle on January 10, 2015, 01:51:00 PM
Whiplash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d_jQycdQGo
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Post by: Dawn on January 10, 2015, 02:02:04 PM
Mrs Browns Boys  ;D
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Post by: Simple Things on January 13, 2015, 02:13:27 PM
Big Hero 6 - something that soft and squishy has to be a good thing.
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Post by: Simple Things on January 15, 2015, 04:17:26 PM
Justice League - Throne of Atlantis

While it is good that the Super Heroes finally kick some ass, a part of me thinks they've lost a bit of their charm by killing their adversaries. Anyone can kill.
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Post by: Laura H on January 15, 2015, 06:19:06 PM
Extract

I like everyone in it, but don't recommend it unless you've nothing else to watch.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 15, 2015, 07:11:13 PM
Labor Day. Really interesting character-driven drama. Put the book on hold at the library too :)
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 15, 2015, 08:26:11 PM
Inception. Thirty minutes too long.

I watched it for 15 minutes before switching channels ::)
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Post by: Simple Things on January 17, 2015, 04:17:22 PM
John Wick - Keanu Reeves

Well, the same ole Keanu, even his smile looks depressing. Action packed, but suspend your beliefs of the tolerance of a human body.
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Post by: Laura H on January 17, 2015, 09:59:02 PM
Despicable Me

It was cute  :)
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Post by: heidi52 on January 18, 2015, 05:25:38 AM
Perfect Strangers with Sam Neil

Was sick with the flu this week so watched a lot of TV. The listing in the guide was wrong on this one, seems there's a couple of movies with almost the same title.

What a weird, strangely moving picture, with quite a twist. Highly recommend.
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Post by: LC1 on January 18, 2015, 10:08:09 AM
American Sniper. Excellent film.
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Post by: JewelAS53 on January 18, 2015, 10:39:42 AM
Saving Mr Banks

Retold the story to hubby over Sunday lunch and choked up.
Now there's a thing  :o
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Post by: thatollie on January 18, 2015, 08:36:39 PM
Ted

Why did I put off watching this when I know what Seth MacFarlane is capable of?
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Post by: Laura H on January 18, 2015, 08:54:26 PM
Pitch Perfect

Fun, fun.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 18, 2015, 09:56:02 PM
An oldie - "The Hustler" ... slow to start, but the action picked up eventually. First time I had seen that one.

And a more recent one - "Passengers"... plane crash drama with a little supernatural flavour. Not too bad.
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Post by: Vogel on January 19, 2015, 08:13:17 AM
Ted

Why did I put off watching this when I know what Seth MacFarlane is capable of?

Have you watched a Million Ways to Die in the West?
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Post by: Mastafrank on January 19, 2015, 06:11:28 PM
Divergent,glad I never wasted money on the book because it sucks >:(
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Post by: thatollie on January 19, 2015, 07:23:22 PM
Have you watched a Million Ways to Die in the West?

No.
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Post by: Vogel on January 20, 2015, 12:16:30 PM
I liked Ted better.
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Post by: Simple Things on January 21, 2015, 07:14:23 AM
I checked out 'A million ways to die in the West' - for fits and giggles. I had seen Ted prior, but can't really compare the two as they go off in different tangents. Still I liked them for different reasons. Thanks for the post Vogel.
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Post by: Noizchild on January 21, 2015, 09:18:45 PM
Finally saw "Apocalypse Now."

1. Martin Sheen definitely looks like his sons when he was younger.
2. I marveled at a young Lawrence Fishbourne.
3. It makes me want to read, "Heart of Darkness" again.
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Post by: thatollie on January 22, 2015, 07:11:58 AM
Finally saw "Apocalypse Now."

1. Martin Sheen definitely looks like his sons when he was younger.
2. I marveled at a young Lawrence Fishbourne.
3. It makes me want to read, "Heart of Darkness" again.

It's so good.
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Post by: Simple Things on January 22, 2015, 07:21:22 AM
Interstellar - though I don't like Mathew, I watched and enjoyed.

Speaking of Apocalypse Now and Martin Sheen, it reminded me of the spoof Charlie did in one of his movies where he used that scene in that movie - riding down the river in the boat, and they had Martin in that same boat going the other way, they waved to each other. Ah those sneaking giggles, they get me every time.
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Post by: thatollie on January 22, 2015, 08:12:37 AM
Was it in one of the Hot Shots movies?
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Post by: DistantSun on January 22, 2015, 10:06:05 AM
Was it in one of the Hot Shots movies?

I believe so. Haven't seen those in years... and I have "Ted" on my Netflix to-watch list.
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Post by: Noizchild on January 22, 2015, 09:03:08 PM
It's so good.

Should I do Redux?
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Post by: bailish on January 23, 2015, 12:41:09 AM
Selma

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Post by: Simple Things on January 23, 2015, 06:49:05 AM
Into the Woods - I thought it was Grand. :)
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Post by: thatollie on January 24, 2015, 05:01:58 PM
Should I do Redux?

yes.
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Post by: Noizchild on January 25, 2015, 03:57:01 PM
Okay, I'll do it on Saturday.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 25, 2015, 04:14:24 PM
Gone Baby Gone.
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Post by: Simple Things on January 26, 2015, 02:38:00 PM
I watched Jack Ryan last night. Eh, I liked and didn't like, all at the same time. Not enough to turn off, but enough to notice.
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Post by: Andrewf on January 26, 2015, 03:00:31 PM
Maleficent.

A very good re-imagining of the tale...   ;D
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Post by: Simple Things on January 26, 2015, 06:15:55 PM
I watched Noah. So many good actors, and interestingly entertainable.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 26, 2015, 06:33:07 PM
Maleficent.

A very good re-imagining of the tale...   ;D

One of my in-flight movies during my trip last year. Really enjoyed that!

Last one I watched here was "Seeking A Friend for the End of the World." Typical Steve Carell role, meandering storyline, some ok moments but... not planning on watching it again.
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Post by: Simple Things on January 27, 2015, 07:16:08 AM
Noah - well worth a view. Not too pushy, lots of good actors. I wants a rock giant now :(
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Post by: Simple Things on January 28, 2015, 06:20:39 AM
I watched the first episode (Season 2) of Black Sails, and it interested me enough to go out and look for Season 1, so I'll check that out today.
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Post by: midnight candle on January 28, 2015, 06:44:56 AM
Should I do Redux?

yes
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Post by: thatollie on January 29, 2015, 03:02:49 AM
the girl who leapt through time

(again)
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Post by: DistantSun on January 29, 2015, 02:27:13 PM
Still haven't watched that "Ted" movie... but for those who mentioned it, I just saw a post online about a sequel coming out.
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Post by: Skylan on January 29, 2015, 02:29:38 PM
Hmm, I don't know about a Ted sequel. Although I did enjoy it, it seemed like a one-shot type of thing.
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Post by: DistantSun on January 29, 2015, 02:36:43 PM
Trailer link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3AVcCggRnU
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Post by: Skylan on January 29, 2015, 02:44:59 PM
Trailer link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3AVcCggRnU

What the.... I don't even....
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Post by: thatollie on January 29, 2015, 06:44:07 PM
Trailer link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3AVcCggRnU

that looks amazing.
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Post by: efk on January 29, 2015, 08:14:05 PM
Chess In Concert. Two show revival of the musical Chess; filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London; leads Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, Josh Groban. The vocals are amazing and the plot is spectacular if you actually engage your brain when watching. I understand something new every time I watch it. I love it.
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Post by: WordBird on January 30, 2015, 09:09:49 AM
The Great Escape


A little disappointed that McQueen's role required him to be out of sight nearly the entire movie. I wanted to see McQueen.
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Post by: Simple Things on February 02, 2015, 07:47:45 AM
The Room - a tv mini-series which has surprised me with interest.
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Post by: Vogel on February 02, 2015, 07:53:37 AM
Lucy

I really liked it.
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Post by: DistantSun on February 02, 2015, 12:41:07 PM
The Zero Theorem. Couldn't make it to the end of that one  :-\
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Post by: Simple Things on February 03, 2015, 06:18:42 AM
The Imitation Game. I enjoyed.
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Post by: DistantSun on February 03, 2015, 09:34:59 AM
Forgot to add that we took the kids to sw "Paddington" last week. Cute movie.
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Post by: Clarius on February 03, 2015, 02:32:03 PM
Very timely showing - since I've just read it - of The Road on BBC2.
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Post by: Simple Things on February 04, 2015, 08:53:06 PM
Rise - 2014  - based on a true story. I enjoyed.
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Post by: thatollie on February 05, 2015, 08:11:48 AM
A Fistful of Dollars

It's one of my absolute favourites.
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Post by: bailish on February 06, 2015, 03:14:52 AM
John Wick

They killed his dog!!! *gasp*
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Post by: Simple Things on February 08, 2015, 03:48:55 PM
Wild Card - Jason Statham kind of kick ass movie. Still, I enjoyed.
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Post by: DistantSun on February 08, 2015, 04:28:29 PM
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Not horrible, but not great either.
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Post by: thatollie on February 08, 2015, 04:41:34 PM
The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina

It's barely comprehensible, and only that because of the cameraman's narration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i35rp63q4k4
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Post by: thatollie on February 11, 2015, 08:31:36 PM
I watched Jersey Boys the other night.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 14, 2015, 09:29:55 PM
Finished "Nymphomaniac Volume One" for today.
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Post by: Simple Things on February 15, 2015, 06:31:04 AM
Wyrmwood - a zombie movie, but it has some gems inside.
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Post by: Annmarie on February 15, 2015, 07:40:57 AM
Saw Birdman last night. Best film I've seen in years. That's saying something, since I loved Grand Budapest Hotel.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 25, 2015, 01:22:16 PM
Saw "The Lair of the White Worm" yesterday. It's not bad, actually. Hugh Grant and the current Doctor are in it.
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Post by: Simple Things on February 25, 2015, 04:33:21 PM
Kingdom of Heaven is on the set for tonight. Got my chips and drinks all ready. :)
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Post by: Laura H on February 25, 2015, 04:39:08 PM
Auntie Mame

So many great lines in that movie  :D
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Post by: Clarius on February 26, 2015, 08:29:27 AM
The Men Who Stare At Goats. Interesting premise, disappointing execution.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 26, 2015, 08:06:22 PM
Kingdom of Heaven is on the set for tonight. Got my chips and drinks all ready. :)

I was bored with that movie.
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Post by: thatollie on February 27, 2015, 06:18:07 AM
Spy Hard
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Post by: Simple Things on February 27, 2015, 06:24:42 AM
Yes, The Kingdom of Heaven was long, most of that nature were. Still, I enjoyed it because of the history I know surrounding those times.

Next on the list

Northmen - A Viking Saga
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Post by: Magdiel on March 02, 2015, 05:30:31 PM
Have no idea what it's called (was shown at my Spanish class), all I know is it involves an art teacher at a all-girl school. Oh, and wedding. Very much of wedding.
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Post by: Simple Things on March 02, 2015, 05:57:27 PM
Black Sea - 2014
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Post by: Clarius on March 08, 2015, 02:09:36 PM
Good Vibrations. The romanticised but enjoyable story of a Belfast record shop/punk label.
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Post by: thatollie on March 08, 2015, 02:13:55 PM
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I loved it.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 08, 2015, 03:22:01 PM
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I loved it.

I really enjoyed that too. Apparently there's a sequel out?

I watched a comedy/horror film from New Zealand last week called "Housebound". Quite enjoyed it.
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Post by: thatollie on March 08, 2015, 03:28:26 PM
I really enjoyed that too. Apparently there's a sequel out?

I'm taking my mother to see it as an extraordinarily late birthday present.
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Post by: Dawn on March 08, 2015, 04:41:11 PM
Oh I fancy that.

Just watched The Magic of Belle Isle. About an author (Morgan Freeman) really good. Nothing earth shattering happens, but fantastic acting.
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Post by: Simple Things on March 09, 2015, 07:14:19 AM
Master and Commander - an ocean full of stars.
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Post by: Laura H on March 09, 2015, 10:21:33 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird

Happened upon it 1/4 of the way through and of course I got sucked in. Again.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 09, 2015, 11:17:35 AM
To Kill a Mockingbird

Happened upon it 1/4 of the way through and of course I got sucked in. Again.

I have the dvd, with a documentary on it with some of the cast members. It's in a box somewhere. I might have to go and dig it out again.

I'm taking my mother to see it as an extraordinarily late birthday present.

 ;D ;D Lucky Mum!
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Post by: Noizchild on March 15, 2015, 04:55:46 PM
I finished "Nymphomaniac Volume II." The cover of "Hey Joe" for the credits was well done.
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Post by: Skylan on March 16, 2015, 11:54:09 AM
John Wick. Starring Keanu Reeves. The whole thing is mostly gunfights and improbable shooting skills, but still super fun. It's about one man's vengeance against a crime lord's son, and BOY does he get it.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 16, 2015, 12:17:14 PM
The Theory of Everything. Interesting - great acting from Eddie Redmayne (although I haven't seen any of the other Oscar nominees' movies to compare).
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Post by: Clarius on March 16, 2015, 03:17:16 PM
The Theory of Everything. Interesting - great acting from Eddie Redmayne (although I haven't seen any of the other Oscar nominees' movies to compare).

I quite enjoyed The Imitation Game. I deliberately avoided The Theory of Everything because the BBC made a very good Hawkin dramatization starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who or course played Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 17, 2015, 11:43:13 AM
I quite enjoyed The Imitation Game. I deliberately avoided The Theory of Everything because the BBC made a very good Hawkin dramatization starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who or course played Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.


"The Imitation Game" is on my to-watch list, but iTunes doesn't have it up for rent yet.

Other than movies... I've been going through a British cop show phase lately. Just finished watching the last episode of "Luther". Really enjoyed that one.
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Post by: Clarius on March 17, 2015, 03:07:41 PM

"The Imitation Game" is on my to-watch list, but iTunes doesn't have it up for rent yet.

Other than movies... I've been going through a British cop show phase lately. Just finished watching the last episode of "Luther". Really enjoyed that one.

Watch BBC's The Fall if you get a chance, a serial killer thriller set in Belfast. It stars Gillian Anderson as the cougar detective leading the hunt and Fifty Shades... Jamie Dornan proving he can act when given a script.
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Post by: DistantSun on March 17, 2015, 05:36:59 PM
Watch BBC's The Fall if you get a chance, a serial killer thriller set in Belfast. It stars Gillian Anderson as the cougar detective leading the hunt and Fifty Shades... Jamie Dornan proving he can act when given a script.

I started watching the first episode of that and.. it freaked me out a bit, strangely enough :P It's on Netflix (where I caught "Scott & Bailey" as well as the first season of "Broadchurch", both of which I thought were fantastic), so I might give it another go.
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Post by: Laura H on March 17, 2015, 06:19:05 PM
I've been curious about The Fall and will check it out. Just started season two of Broadchurch and it's every bit as good as season one.
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Post by: Simple Things on March 19, 2015, 07:49:19 AM
Gangnam Blues - A Korean film-2014, I enjoyed.
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Post by: Simple Things on March 23, 2015, 06:03:22 PM
The Maze Runner - oi :(
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Post by: Clarius on March 24, 2015, 08:20:05 AM
Sunset Boulevard. Andrew Lloyd Webber said he'd film the stage musical if Madonna played the lead. I live in hope.
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Post by: Noizchild on March 25, 2015, 09:52:38 PM
"Identity." It was really good.
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Post by: Simple Things on March 26, 2015, 12:35:06 PM
Robot Overlords - 2014 - it is about what I expect.
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Post by: Simple Things on March 28, 2015, 02:02:47 PM
Cymbeline - 2014

It has a few good actors. The form of speech as interesting, but I think the constant conversing threw me off the dialogue, like looking up new words. Still, that said. I liked it also. A bit of Romeo, a bit of Caesar, a bit of modern times. Skateboards too.
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Post by: Clarius on March 28, 2015, 03:44:54 PM
Northern Soul was this week's movie. A grittier tale that Soul Boy but I quite enjoyed it.
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Post by: thatollie on April 01, 2015, 02:57:32 PM
Strangers On A Train
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Post by: Noizchild on April 01, 2015, 08:21:12 PM
"American Beauty." Amazingly, it wasn't that bad.
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Post by: Clarius on April 02, 2015, 07:20:14 AM
"American Beauty." Amazingly, it wasn't that bad.
It's worth it just for that one scene in the kitchen near the end, the look on Spacey's face when he gets an answer to his question about his daughter being happy. It's right up there with Samantha Morton standing in the bathroom door listening to Sean Penn play guitar in Sweet & Lowdown, or with Pacino's face sitting at the restaurant table listening to the A-train rattle by in The Godfather.
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Post by: herron on April 02, 2015, 09:31:45 AM
"Birdman"

Michael Keaton was surprisingly good.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 02, 2015, 05:05:57 PM
"Nightwatch." It was my first Russian movie I had ever seen and makes me want to read the book.
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Post by: mechobiz on April 02, 2015, 08:40:33 PM
We just finished watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie I can't even remember the name it was so good.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 03, 2015, 04:29:36 PM
"The I Inside." The twists were one hell of a trip.
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Post by: thatollie on April 03, 2015, 06:18:57 PM
We just finished watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie I can't even remember the name it was so good.

What happened? I might be able to tell you the title.
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Post by: Clarius on April 04, 2015, 03:18:45 PM
Jersey Boys. Too long by at least half-an-hour and ruined by annoying asides to camera.
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Post by: Vogel on April 04, 2015, 08:44:51 PM
Predestination. Loved it.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 04, 2015, 11:16:26 PM
"The Manchurian Candidate" (2004) Denzel is 60 years old?
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Post by: Simple Things on April 05, 2015, 01:03:08 PM
Last Knights - a bit over the top in hero sacrifice, I mean who does that?
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Post by: DistantSun on April 05, 2015, 10:21:32 PM
We watched both "Birdman" (ok by me, interesting story but didn't really get very drawn into it) and "The Imitation Game" (which I did quite enjoy) over the weekend.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 06, 2015, 02:46:43 PM
"Waking Life" Seen it twice.
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Post by: Simple Things on April 06, 2015, 07:42:55 PM
Kill me Three Times - I liked :)
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Post by: Noizchild on April 07, 2015, 01:00:04 PM
"Total Recall" (1990.) It turned out kind of hookey by today's standards, but good. (They were just getting out of the 80's.)
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Post by: Ana Meroma on April 07, 2015, 03:13:41 PM
Hard Candy, and I felt absolutely awful about how attractive I found Patrick Wilson in it.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 08, 2015, 11:17:41 PM
Hard Candy, and I felt absolutely awful about how attractive I found Patrick Wilson in it.

That movie makes me shudder. I saw "The Machinst" yesterday.
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Post by: Simple Things on April 09, 2015, 07:19:13 AM
Pirates - 2014 - a bit of drama, a bit of slapstick, over all, I enjoyed.
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Post by: thatollie on April 09, 2015, 02:42:29 PM
Paddington
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Post by: Noizchild on April 09, 2015, 04:22:48 PM
"Perfume: Story of a Murderer."
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Post by: Simple Things on April 09, 2015, 04:37:05 PM
Mongol -  I had watched it before, but enjoyed it again.
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Post by: thatollie on April 09, 2015, 06:37:05 PM
"Perfume: Story of a Murderer."

I really like that one.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 10, 2015, 08:34:59 PM
"Showgirls." It was dumb, but slightly entertaining.
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Post by: Clarius on April 12, 2015, 01:41:07 PM
Not a movie but a series. Space from the BBC. A dramatized documentary telling the story of the parallel American/Soviet space race led by, for the Americans, Von Braun and, for the Soviets,  Sergei Korolev. Left me wondering what they might have achieved if they'd ever gotten together.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 12, 2015, 03:22:29 PM
"Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind." It turned out to be a decent movie.
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Post by: Simple Things on April 13, 2015, 07:08:37 AM
The Dead Lands -  a bit like Apocolypto - subbed, it reminded me of Samoa warriors.
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Post by: Simple Things on April 13, 2015, 06:42:05 PM
I'm going to watch

Crystal Skulls (2014) - not sure what to expect.
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Post by: thatollie on April 13, 2015, 06:55:07 PM
I'm going to watch

Crystal Skulls (2014) - not sure what to expect.

it looks rubbish.
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Post by: Frogg on April 13, 2015, 07:18:08 PM
Seven Psychopaths.

What a soundtrack. Plus, you can't really go wrong with Christopher Walken.
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Post by: thatollie on April 13, 2015, 07:25:55 PM
Seven Psychopaths.

What a soundtrack. Plus, you can't really go wrong with Christopher Walken.

Indeed, he's a strange one for rarely being in anything bad.
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Post by: Noizchild on April 13, 2015, 07:55:35 PM
"Unbreakable." It turned out to be a decent movie.
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Post by: Clarius on April 14, 2015, 08:42:33 AM
"Unbreakable." It turned out to be a decent movie.

My favourite superhero movie.
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Post by: WordBird on April 14, 2015, 09:36:04 AM
Bedtime Story
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Post by: thatollie on April 17, 2015, 07:52:17 PM
I had Kiki's Delivery Service on in the background while doing other stuff today.
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Post by: Laura H on April 19, 2015, 02:59:43 PM
Billy Elliot

It's been on my to see list for a long time.
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Post by: Simple Things on April 23, 2015, 08:37:02 AM
Serpent and the Rainbow - A Clockwork Orange 

I'm going to have a 'weird' day.
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Post by: Jason Fischer on April 23, 2015, 02:17:57 PM
All-Star Superman. Spectacularly awful. Tries to cram 1 year of extra-super superliving into 76 minutes and just ends up being an incoherent spaghetti tangle of story fragments.
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Post by: JJ_Enchanted on April 23, 2015, 07:00:43 PM
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.  I thought it suffered by starting halfway through a dramatic episode from the last film.  Also the battle formations made no sense to me (mental note to revisit Tolkein's battle scenes).  Some great moments, but it fell far short of the LoTR trilogy for me.

Probably a bit random, but was anyone else as horribly turned off as I was by the recent film adaptation of Into The Woods?  After watching it, I felt like I'd had several hours of life sucked out of me.... I would have walked out if my hubbie hadn't wanted to get to the end! :(
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Post by: thatollie on April 23, 2015, 07:02:48 PM
Ninja Turtles, because of course that's what I spent tonight doing.
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Post by: Simple Things on April 24, 2015, 06:38:38 AM
This is the End - I watched it because of the chocolate bar scene and when the girl comes in and kicks their asses to steal it. Now that's humanity! :)
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Post by: Clarius on April 27, 2015, 08:17:58 AM
Divergence: Insurrection aka The Hunger Games lite. I had a vague idea what was going on. Was this really a YA best-seller?
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Post by: thatollie on April 28, 2015, 06:01:57 PM
Snake Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBpP__jRGXQ
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Post by: Laura H on April 28, 2015, 10:02:42 PM
Divergence: Insurrection aka The Hunger Games lite. I had a vague idea what was going on. Was this really a YA best-seller?

I found the book engaging. I like Hunger Games better, but it is still worth a read.

North by Northwest

I'll never tire of that one  :)
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Post by: Clarius on May 02, 2015, 07:15:52 AM
The Incredible Shrinking Man, 50's sci-fi horror that still holds up. I read Matheson's book last week. Seen in context I guess it's an allegory about the diminishing power of the white middle-class American male in the face of civil-rights and feminism. It's ripe for a remake. The movie skipped over some of the book's better scenes, particularly the diminutive protagonist's encounter with a paedophile.
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Post by: Noizchild on May 02, 2015, 10:04:09 PM
"The Devil's Advocate." Keau Reeves can't act, Al Pancino looked much better then than he does now, and I loved the twist.
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Post by: thatollie on May 05, 2015, 06:45:33 PM
Jurassic Park
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Post by: bailish on May 06, 2015, 04:36:45 AM
Fast and Furious 7

You know, even after they crash up one of the cars, it still looks better than what I drive.
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Post by: Clarius on May 06, 2015, 08:07:44 AM
Fast and Furious 7

You know, even after they crash up one of the cars, it still looks better than what I drive.


I saw that in Malta, first one I've seen. Mindless, but entertaining.
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Post by: herron on May 07, 2015, 07:10:30 AM
Interstellar
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Post by: thatollie on May 08, 2015, 04:50:21 PM
Serenity
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Post by: Clarius on May 09, 2015, 05:43:40 PM
The Adjustment Bureau. You can never have too much Dick. ;)
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on May 10, 2015, 04:52:31 PM
Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Post by: ddlorenzo on May 12, 2015, 02:03:19 AM
The King's Speech
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Post by: Simple Things on May 12, 2015, 08:47:36 AM
Infini - actually I was surprised. It reminded me of a 2 series anime movie 'Dead Space' in a way.
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Post by: thatollie on May 12, 2015, 11:53:46 AM
Infini - actually I was surprised. It reminded me of a 2 series anime movie 'Dead Space' in a way.

Is this the Dead Space anime you mentioned?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Space:_Downfall
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Post by: Mrs N on May 12, 2015, 06:14:37 PM
Far from the Madding Crowd. Superb.
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Post by: Laura H on May 12, 2015, 09:28:19 PM
Heart of the West

Not a great flick, but fun cast - including Andy Griffith.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073096/

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Post by: Simple Things on May 13, 2015, 06:50:24 AM
Yes, Sprocket, that's the anime I was comparing it to.


Avengers - Age of Ultron

I really like the Ultron character, his fumbling through awakening, like structured madness.
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Post by: Taylor on May 15, 2015, 07:18:39 PM
Gone with the Pope

Saved from obscurity by Sage Stallone and Rob Murawski.

About a paroled gangster who kidnaps the Pope and demands a dollar from every Catholic in the world as a ransom.

Really.

I had to watch it.  :D
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Post by: clmarvin on May 17, 2015, 12:09:11 PM
Intersteller. Wow. I don't know if I liked it or not. It was very long. I have a limited attention span.
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Post by: herron on May 18, 2015, 05:34:21 PM
Intersteller. Wow. I don't know if I liked it or not. It was very long. I have a limited attention span.

I thought the potential of quantum physics was profoundly explored.  :)
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Post by: Clarius on May 19, 2015, 08:02:36 AM
The Fault in Our Stars.
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Post by: Clarius on May 19, 2015, 08:03:25 AM
I thought the potential of quantum physics was profoundly explored.  :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3063082/Has-Nasa-built-WARP-DRIVE-Engineers-claim-tested-impossible-engine-travel-faster-speed-light.html
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Post by: Vogel on May 23, 2015, 08:18:03 AM
The Perfect Host. Really enjoyed this one. It was original and fresh.
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Post by: The Skald on May 28, 2015, 12:26:16 PM
The last movie I watched was the Poltergeist remake. It was... um... what's the word I'm looking for.. ah, right. F'ing terrible.  >:( I won't say it's the worst remake I've ever seen, but it's definitely in the top three. Or bottom three, if you will. Do yourself a favor and don't watch it. Trust me.

(oh, and hi. I'm back. Like anyone remembers me...)  ;D
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Post by: thatollie on May 30, 2015, 05:47:05 PM
The last movie I watched was the Poltergeist remake. It was... um... what's the word I'm looking for.. ah, right. F'ing terrible.  >:( I won't say it's the worst remake I've ever seen, but it's definitely in the top three. Or bottom three, if you will. Do yourself a favor and don't watch it. Trust me.

(oh, and hi. I'm back. Like anyone remembers me...)  ;D

Welcome back. What are the other two in the bottom three?
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Post by: DJF on May 30, 2015, 06:58:06 PM
The wife and I watched Rashida Jones' porn documentary 'Hot Girls Wanted' last night.  I think the adult film industry is a potential treasure trove for compelling stories, but this film was mostly of the 'Isn't this unfortunate?' variety.  Not bad, but not great.
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Post by: The Skald on May 30, 2015, 09:09:52 PM
Welcome back. What are the other two in the bottom three?
That's a good question, actually. I don't usually write lists of all the movies I've seen, so there are at least four or five movies in the "Top 3". :) That said, some of the worst horror remakes I've seen so far are:

Halloween 1 & 2: Not just really, really bad movies, but trying to explain Michael Mayers ruins the entire point. The only explanation we needed was that Dr. Loomis had looked into his eyes, and found nothing but pure evil.

Carrie: Sorry to say it, but Chloe Moretz is not a good actress, and I don't think she can carry (hehe) a whole movie on her own. Not only that, but the Carrie remake is in many ways just the first movie all over again, with the occasional new (and unnecessary) scene. On top of it, it didn't know when to end. The first one reached a natural climax, and that was that. The remake reached the same climax, then carried (hehe) on another twenty minutes or so. Maybe thirty minutes. Felt like an hour, though.

The Fog: A classic example of missing the point.

Amityville Horror: Still not sure if this was a remake of Amityville or The Shining. Either way, it was bad. Really, really bad.
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Post by: The Skald on May 30, 2015, 09:15:50 PM
The wife and I watched Rashida Jones' porn documentary 'Hot Girls Wanted' last night.  I think the adult film industry is a potential treasure trove for compelling stories, but this film was mostly of the 'Isn't this unfortunate?' variety.  Not bad, but not great.
Can't say I'm too interested in porn movies, but the porn industry interests me quite a bit. Like it or not, whenever new technology is avaliable, the military and porn industry are always the first ones to take advantage of it. For instance, the Oculus Rift has been avaliable to developers for some time, but it won't be sold to regular consumers until at least early next year (though you can get a development kit, but that's not recommended). We're talking virtual reality here, peeps. But even though the VR headset isn't sold to regular people yet, there are already porn being made for it. I've tried some... for science, of course...  :D and I can definitely see the potential.

Though what worries me the most is how the porn industry is suffering. Like it or not, the porn industry is a billion dollar industry, and it's struggling thanks to all the free porn online. Why would anyone buy a porn movie for money, when they can get unlimited free porn online? And what will happen if the porn industry collapses?
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Post by: Laura H on May 30, 2015, 09:22:01 PM
The Wild

Really good movie. I've ordered Cheryl Strayed's book it was based on and can't wait to read it.
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Post by: DJF on May 31, 2015, 07:58:24 AM
Can't say I'm too interested in porn movies, but the porn industry interests me quite a bit. Like it or not, whenever new technology is avaliable, the military and porn industry are always the first ones to take advantage of it. For instance, the Oculus Rift has been avaliable to developers for some time, but it won't be sold to regular consumers until at least early next year (though you can get a development kit, but that's not recommended). We're talking virtual reality here, peeps. But even though the VR headset isn't sold to regular people yet, there are already porn being made for it. I've tried some... for science, of course...  :D and I can definitely see the potential.

Though what worries me the most is how the porn industry is suffering. Like it or not, the porn industry is a billion dollar industry, and it's struggling thanks to all the free porn online. Why would anyone buy a porn movie for money, when they can get unlimited free porn online? And what will happen if the porn industry collapses?

The technological stuff is interesting, for sure.  Have you looked into ASMR at all?  I feel like an enterprising porn company could make hay with something like that. 

The business side of porn, as you mentioned, is interesting too.  I'd be interested to see the ad revenue they generate with the massive traffic that these free sites get, and it'd be interesting to get an idea of who's still buying porn when it's so freely available. 

In terms of film topics, there are just so many apart from the obvious human interest stuff: I'd like to see a film that examines the effects of porn on this generation's sex life and relationships; it's effect on how young men view women and how they view themselves.  I'd read that porn usage rates are highest in super-religious areas like Utah, and I'd be interested in the psychology there, or an examination of how modern porn jibes with modern feminism and sex positivity and all.  There's porn addiction and revenge porn victims, there's STDs and testing; a veritable goldmine of topics.
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Post by: bailish on May 31, 2015, 11:05:10 AM
This is getting further off-topic, but I find it interesting.

Your comments about the porn industry hurting because of the free porn on the Internet sound quite similar to laments from the movie, music, and publishing industries. What I find the most interesting is that unlike porn, the other industries have actually seen increases in revenues in spite of the wide distribution of copyrighted material. Why is porn different?
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Post by: The Skald on May 31, 2015, 01:11:30 PM
Ah, but what you forget is the music industry was "saved" by things like Spotify. For those who don't know, Spotify lets you pay a small subscription fee every month, and in return, you get all the music you could possibly want on your computer. Not "every" song is there, but there are millions of songs avaliable, from old classic like Buddy Holly, to brand new albums. With so much music at such a low price, what's the point in piracy? Same goes for movies and tv-shows. Netflix etc gives you tons of stuff for a small subscription fee, so what's the point in downloading things illegaly on a shade site where you risk viruses, spyware and all that?

Personally, I think that's how the porn industry can be saved. Instead of questionable, free sites, there should be a streaming-site like Netflix for big budget porn. That way we know we'll get the good stuff from the good companies, and we won't have to risk all sorts of spyware, viruses and all that. I'm not into porn, but if I was, I'd subscribe to that stuff immediately if I got the chance.

And sorry, but this is getting a bit off-topic, Maybe a new thread would be better, if you want to keep discussing this?
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Post by: Clarius on May 31, 2015, 05:45:09 PM
12 Years A Slave on (staying with the theme) Amazon Prime. As for the porn industry I suggest a look at Louis Theroux's excellent documentary and its surprising poignant follow-up. A channel four documentary once suggested that internet users forget the debt - regardless of our attitude to them - we own the adult entertainment industry. It was apparently they who strived for secure on-line payment, real-time media streaming, and are now discreetly funding remote tactile feedback and other virtual reality technologies. The mind boggles. As for the Occulus Rift I think it'll sink without a trace in favour of Sony's offering. Since it's takeover by Facebook(?) the hardware spec needed to run with it has made it the province of high-end gaming PCs.
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Post by: The Skald on May 31, 2015, 06:28:44 PM
This is getting into too much off-topic, so I took the libery to make an off-topic version of this thread. Better to put all the off-topic there. :)
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Post by: clmarvin on June 01, 2015, 11:11:02 AM
Life of Pi. Third time watching it. Still love it.
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Post by: thatollie on June 02, 2015, 05:39:08 PM
I watched Jurassic Park 2 and Mars Attacks back to back. I love them so much.
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Post by: Vogel on June 07, 2015, 02:30:36 PM
Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Was not impressed.
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Post by: The Skald on June 07, 2015, 03:28:03 PM
I watched Jurassic Park 2 and Mars Attacks back to back. I love them so much.
Been preparing myself for Jurassic World, so I watched Jurassic Park again for the, um... 20th? Time. The dinosaurs look really bad these days, but other than that, the movie is still fantastic. Need to watch the next two again soon as well. :)
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Post by: thatollie on June 07, 2015, 04:48:24 PM
I watched the first one in HD recently and didn't notice it looking that bad.

The T-Rex still looked great to me.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 07, 2015, 05:44:27 PM
I also watched the first one a couple of days ago. Enjoyed it all over again. The story was so good (even the second time around) that it didn't occur to me to worry how real anything did or didn't look. 
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Post by: DistantSun on June 07, 2015, 10:09:04 PM
I have to track down a copy of Jurassic Park - I think my son is just about ready to cope with watching it.

I, on the other hand, watched "V for Vendetta" for the first time last night, having no idea what it was about beforehand. Interesting enough to keep me watching until the end.
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Post by: thatollie on June 08, 2015, 06:25:23 AM
I, on the other hand, watched "V for Vendetta" for the first time last night, having no idea what it was about beforehand. Interesting enough to keep me watching until the end.

The movie is pretty good, but the graphic novel is so much better.
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Post by: Clarius on June 08, 2015, 08:08:35 AM
Inside Llewyn Davis.
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Post by: The Skald on June 08, 2015, 11:45:49 AM
I watched the first one in HD recently and didn't notice it looking that bad.

The T-Rex still looked great to me.
They do look great for the most part, but some... not so much. Take this scene, for instance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJlmYh27MHg

This scene is clearly in front of a green screen, and the way the dinosaurs move and look... ugh. Not to mention the characters have never seen a dinosaur before, yet they have no problem walking so close to one? PLUS remember the water when the T-Rex first appeared? That was a single T-Rex. These dinosaurs are much, much bigger and heavier, yet the ground doesn't move at all when they move? Maybe it's just this scene that stands out from the rest, but I can barely even watch it anymore. It's seriously outdated. Fortunately it doesn't drag the movie down or anything. It's just... ugh.
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Post by: Bright Eyes on June 08, 2015, 11:56:54 AM
Went to cinema to watch San Andreas with my daughter. Loved it. Brilliant movie in my opinion :D
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Post by: The Skald on June 08, 2015, 03:56:03 PM
I watched San Andreas, and, um, kinda hated it. It technically doesn't do anything wrong, it just... doesn't do anything new either. I felt like I've seen the same movie a few million times already. It's a disaster movie. You pretty much know what you get. Why does all disaster movies have to be so identical?

Main character: "We're going to get hit by (random disaster)."
Random important person: "No, we're not."
MC: "Dude, I'm the expert here. We are."
Random important person: "We are not."
(disaster hits)
MC: "Told you."
Random important person: "Oops?"

:D
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Post by: Bright Eyes on June 08, 2015, 05:07:15 PM
Roger, your opinion doesn't count when you argue with yourself over movie choices anyway lol.

*hides*   ;D
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Post by: Laura H on June 08, 2015, 06:40:04 PM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Haven't seen it in decades. It's held up well.
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Post by: The Skald on June 09, 2015, 10:22:03 AM
Roger, your opinion doesn't count when you argue with yourself over movie choices anyway lol.

*hides*   ;D
Hey, arguing with myself isn't a problem. The problem is if I get into a fight with myself.  ;D
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Post by: Vienna on June 09, 2015, 10:49:12 AM
Because it's the anniversary of the film. I watched "Jaws" again.
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Post by: DistantSun on June 09, 2015, 11:01:08 AM
The movie is pretty good, but the graphic novel is so much better.

I don't think I've ever read a graphic novel, actually. I might see if our library has that one. First time for everything, right?
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 09, 2015, 11:56:07 AM
One of my favorite oldies was on last night so naturally I watched it, probably somewhere around the 25th time.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

With John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart.
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Post by: The Skald on June 09, 2015, 06:41:28 PM
I did it. I actually did it. I've seen a lot of garbage over the years, and we're talking some of the worst pieces of crap humanity has ever been able to produce. I've seen a movie where the entire "plot" was a guy trying to make a horror movie, but it was so bad that he changed it to a "making of" movie, and started killing everyone for real. Then he had sex with everyone after he killed them - even the cat and various body parts.

And yet, just when I thought I couldn't possibly find a worse movie... here's Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1. (yes, really. Volume 1.  Volume 2 will be later this year.) This has got to be the worst movie I've ever seen. It's beyond horrible. Five minutes in, and a woman have ripped a guy's junk off with her bare hands. And it's downhill from there. Yet, this turd somehow had to be expanded into two movies? Really? I weep for humanity.
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Post by: The Skald on June 14, 2015, 07:09:14 PM
JURASSIC WORLD. Is. Freakin'. AWESOME!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

(Really, it is. Plenty of action, decent story, likeable characters (if a bit cliché), and a couple of scenes that weren't "sh*t hits the fan" as much as "sh*t hits the f'ing tornadol!"  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Laura H on June 14, 2015, 07:13:27 PM
Dang, that sounds exciting  :D

I know several people who planned to see Jurassic this weekend.I'll get their reviews over the water cooler tomorrow, I'm sure.
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Post by: The Skald on June 15, 2015, 04:06:15 PM
Personally, I wanted to watch it all over again once it was over. I absolutely loved it.  :D However, I have heard people say "it's fun, but not great" in various terms, and some saying it wasn't necessary, or even stupid. (it's not realistic? We're talking an island full of dinosaurs here....)  :D I have yet to hear anyone say it's bad, though. And yes, there are a few silly scenes, including a somewhat boring finale. But overal, I absolutely loooooved it.  ;D
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Post by: Noizchild on June 16, 2015, 09:13:18 PM
"Mulholland Drive." Second David Lynch film for me. (The first was "Lost Highway.") I still don't get what happened in the first one and in the second one I sort get it, but I don't.
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Post by: Laura H on June 17, 2015, 08:26:00 AM
I still don't get what happened in the first one and in the second one I sort get it, but I don't.

Glad I'm not the only one.
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Post by: Simple Things on June 17, 2015, 09:52:14 AM
The Tailor of Panama - followed by  The Matador
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Post by: Noizchild on June 17, 2015, 09:57:58 PM
Glad I'm not the only one.

Which one? Or both?
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Post by: The Skald on June 19, 2015, 04:46:40 PM
"Mulholland Drive." Second David Lynch film for me. (The first was "Lost Highway.") I still don't get what happened in the first one and in the second one I sort get it, but I don't.
That's why his movies are so popular. You aren't supposed to understand them. Doesn't he also refuse to divide his movies into chapters on the DVDs?

On-topic, the last movie I saw was The Crow. Again.  ;D I've lost count on how many times I've seen this movie, yet it never gets old. It's a true masterpiece. Sure, at first glance, it's just a stupid revenge movie, with a guy returning from the dead to kill a bunch of people. But look beyond that, and it's a heartbreaking drama, and a movie that really gets to me ever single time. And even though I'm a guy close to 40, the ending makes me cry every time. Best. Movie. Ever. :) (even if it's not exactly true to the source, but nevermind that.)
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Post by: Louis D. Thorpe on June 19, 2015, 09:26:49 PM
American Sniper.

Interesting. 
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Post by: Clarius on June 21, 2015, 04:11:21 AM
Berlin 39, the supposedly 'true' story of how the Nazi regime replaced Jewish track and field athlete Gretel Bergmann at the 1939 summer games  by an athlete later discovered to be a man.
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Post by: thatollie on June 21, 2015, 06:45:33 PM
On The Waterfront

You know, this one . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4oqWut9V2M
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Post by: Zulu on June 21, 2015, 07:04:51 PM
Good question - after seeing the rubbish they made of 47 Ronin [the true story is 500 times better] movies really haven't held the same interest. Most Hollywood flicks are becoming crappier - sorry for those that like modern actors but a large number of them couldn't act their way out of a wet paper bag compared to the old (talented) stars. 


I watched The Poltergeist (82 version) last month and am waiting for the new one to come out for the simple pleasure of getting to burn the DVD in a backyard fire pit. Maybe a vicious response but that is one movie that can never be redone unless you dug up the old actors / actresses.
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Post by: Zulu on June 21, 2015, 07:17:54 PM
Berlin 39, the supposedly 'true' story of how the Nazi regime replaced Jewish track and field athlete Gretel Bergmann at the 1939 summer games  by an athlete later discovered to be a man.

Dora Ratjen whom the movie is based off of - Berlin 36 by the way - was a real man whom did compete in the Games. Some say he was a  transvestite, others a hermaphrodite. Given the small town he was born and the year he was probably "pre-named", not uncommon back then, as Dora and it just stuck. The movie itself is a chop job of the 60's Time interview and he was arrested in 39 for being a "man" in a woman's dress.

The "supposedly" true stories are many times better than the junk Hollywood thinks up - why do you think they've turned to Marvel comics of all things because the other stuff they were spewing out wasn't selling - particularly when the stories are actually true.
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Post by: Vogel on June 21, 2015, 09:58:48 PM
Most Hollywood flicks are becoming crappier - sorry for those that like modern actors but a large number of them couldn't act their way out of a wet paper bag compared to the old (talented) stars.  


Agreed. It seems to me at least that most movie stars become famous because of sex appeal/looks or family-connection versus talent. I haven't watched a lot of classics, but I don't think you get the quality of acting that you did even back in the eighties. I watched a video, can't remember where, but it was a slideshow of Hollywood actors. Every single one of them were either the child of a star or a child of someone in the business. All but one, Woody Harrelson (child of a murderer), who I think is a brilliant actor. There are many exceptions, but a lot of the up and coming stars these days feel like cardboard cutouts. The blockbuster films (or at least that's what I call them) these days are the same old crap over and over. No real plot, crappy acting. Most of them run together and I can't keep them separate (may be a personal problem, I don't know). I can remember a movie better that I watched fifteen years ago then one I watched in the last six months.
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Post by: Clarius on June 22, 2015, 08:15:28 AM
The movie suggests that Dora Ratjen  was simply the product of a confused upbringing, of being the victim of a mother who substituted a son for a the daughter she'd lost. On the matter of celebrity. The definition of a Hollywood star used to be someone whose name appeared above the title of the movie in bigger letters than those used for the title itself. There are no such actors nowadays, whose name alone sells the movie. Is that bad or good? Stephen King masqueraded as Richard Bachman during a mid-life crisis where he found himself wondering if it was the book or his name that drove the sales.
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Post by: Zulu on June 22, 2015, 02:53:05 PM
The movie suggests that Dora Ratjen  was simply the product of a confused upbringing, of being the victim of a mother who substituted a son for a the daughter she'd lost. On the matter of celebrity. The definition of a Hollywood star used to be someone whose name appeared above the title of the movie in bigger letters than those used for the title itself. There are no such actors nowadays, whose name alone sells the movie. Is that bad or good? Stephen King masqueraded as Richard Bachman during a mid-life crisis where he found himself wondering if it was the book or his name that drove the sales.

Dora - no one actually knows what he was. He was interviewed in the 60s as mentioned, what the movie is based on, and he steadfastly refused to answer what he was. Was he a guy raised as a girl? Was he hermaphrodite [person with both sexes]... there's a caption in an interview? I think that his father said the doctor told them there's "nothing you can do about it" after an examination so I aim for something of an hermaphrodite. However, even in the 21st century that concept gives people the creeps.

As for celeb - I love the old movies with those big and bolded names. Acting is many times better [and so was the singing until about the early 2000].

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Post by: kateD on June 22, 2015, 06:38:53 PM
I think the last movie I saw in a theatre was "Saving Private Ryan."  :-\
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 26, 2015, 08:53:22 AM
Watched the Lego movie for the 2nd time :D
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Post by: Laura H on June 26, 2015, 09:01:25 AM
Started Barbarella last night. Don't know if I'll finish it, it's so goofy.
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Post by: The Skald on June 26, 2015, 01:41:59 PM
Goofy can be fun. :) Take Batman & Robin, for instance. Sure it almost ruined the franchise, sure there's Batnipples, sure it's cheesy, sure the story don't make much sense, sure Bane is reduced to a silent idiot, and sure they even invented their own Batgirl, for no good reaso (the 'real' one is Barbara Gordon, Jim Gordon's daughter). But even so, I can't help love it. It's so bad, it's almost hilarious. It's like they tried their best to make the next scene even dumber than the last.  :D

And what about Tremors 3? We're talking Ass Blasters. Really. That's their name. And the movie's still awesome.  ;D
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Post by: The Skald on June 26, 2015, 05:09:09 PM
So... the last movie I watched was... Friday 13th Part X: To Hell and back. Never heard of it? Doesn't surprise me at all. ;) It's a fan-made movie with very low budget, anda not exactly an official movie. Still, it is full length, and despite a low budget, it's really not all that bad. If you're a fan of the series and can find it, I recommend watching it. Pretty sure you can find it for free online if you google it, as it's a "we can't make money from this" type of film. :)
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Post by: thatollie on June 28, 2015, 06:49:29 PM
Tombstone

Val Kilmer was hilarious.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_6Xhyusw94
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Post by: Laura H on June 28, 2015, 09:52:01 PM
It's actually a mini series on BBC, not a movie -  Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel. Loved the book, enjoying the shoe.
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Post by: Clarius on June 29, 2015, 08:10:49 AM
Rush. The story of the rivalry between Nicki Lauda and James Hunt during the '76 F1 season.
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Post by: RamblingRose on June 29, 2015, 08:42:13 AM
I've loved the BBC version of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell too… very well done I thought!

the last movie… Iron Man 2 :)
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Post by: MaryRuth on June 29, 2015, 09:00:07 AM
I've loved the BBC version of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell too… very well done I thought!


I really want to see this, RamblingRose. Thanks for reminding me!  :)
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Post by: RamblingRose on June 29, 2015, 09:21:44 AM
Happy to help! It finished on TV last night, but I'm sure it's on iplayer somewhere...
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Post by: Mastafrank on June 29, 2015, 03:33:30 PM
Bon Cop Bad Cop,a must see comedy/action caper
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Post by: The Skald on July 01, 2015, 07:06:43 PM
Not really a movie, but I watched the pilot for the Scream tv-series, and it's at least based on a movie. ;) The pilot wasn't as bad as I feared (that mask, though... ugh...), but I honestly don't see how they plan on dragging this out into several seasons. Sooner or later, they'll have to catch the killer(s). Wait too long, and it gets boring. But when they do, isn't the series over?  ??? The Terminator tv-series suffered from a lot of the same. The first season was interesting, but dragging it out into two seasons was too much. They really should have made it a one-season thing like Harper's Island. That series was also about a serial killer, and pretty darn good. But one season was enough. :)
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Post by: cmb on July 04, 2015, 05:05:12 PM
Mr. & Mrs. Smith

It was fun. Lot of action. I like that.
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Post by: The Skald on July 04, 2015, 06:21:53 PM
Terminator: Genisys. Actually not as bad as I feared, though obviously miles away from the awesome first one, and a few steps behind the second. I'd say this is the third best in the series so far.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 04, 2015, 06:36:52 PM
I took a trip back to my younger years this afternoon and watched . . .
My Friend Trigger with Roy Rogers and Dale Evens.

Saturday afternoons at the theater in my home town showed a movie and a cartoon. The movies were almost always a Western, staring Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Lash Larue, Hoppyalong Cassidy  or one of several of the other big cowboy stars at the time.
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Post by: Clarius on July 05, 2015, 04:05:45 AM
Fury. The story of a WW2 tank crew's last mission, and their new recruit's baptism of fire.
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Post by: Simple Things on July 05, 2015, 07:17:48 AM
The Man of Steel - I think this is the best of those Superman live-action movies.
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Post by: The Skald on July 05, 2015, 09:20:06 AM
I took a trip back to my younger years this afternoon
Ouch, hope it wasn't the "getting old" thread of mine that caused this?  :D
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 05, 2015, 09:51:30 AM
Ouch, hope it wasn't the "getting old" thread of mine that caused this?  :D

Not to worry Skald, it wasn't your doing. Rather a combination of a new channel that recently opened up around here that plays a lot of very old movies. I've been enjoying some of them for various reasons.

1. The background music in the old movies is not so overwhelming that it drowns out the words of the actors.

2. Very few scenes that are so dark you can't see what is going on.

Perhaps most important to me:

3. There is a story, a theme is you will, that is not overshadowed by special effects.

There are some movies made in today's world that I enjoy, and thinking about them, I find that many of them contain some of the same things I listed above.

ScFi and Fantasy movies are the exception for me. I can deal with the special effects because of their stories if they are well worked out well. Still don't like scenes that are so dark you can't see them.

And just like my favorite novels, the story tops all. I can forgive a lot if the story grabs me by the throat and keeps me watching or reading.  ;)
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Post by: The Skald on July 06, 2015, 09:23:48 AM
Aaaand once again you missed the joke. ;) But anyway, speaking of old stuff, the last movie I watched was The Wolf Man from 1941, starring Lon Chaney Jr. God, I love this movie...I know it was supposed to be a horror movie back then, and there are defininitely some scary scenes. But just like The Crow, it's so much more than that. It's one of the few movies that can actually make me cry. It's nearly flawless, even by modern standards. The actor do a great job, the music is great, the dialogue great, and the story is fantastic. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and see it now. It's a timeless classic, and one of the few good werewolf-movies. Most werewolf-movies are all about scares, but The Wolf Man is all about character. :)
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on July 06, 2015, 07:04:54 PM
Somewhere
starred by Stephen Dorff
directed by Sofia Coppola
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Post by: Noizchild on July 06, 2015, 08:11:18 PM
"Blue Velvet." This is my third David Lynch film. Though it wasn't as confusing as "The Lost Highway" or "Mullholland Drive," it was weird at some points.
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Post by: abbaby1999sweet on July 08, 2015, 10:52:23 PM
  Terminator genysis, long live sci-fi.  But Sarah Conner is too happy...not antisocial enough
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Post by: cmb on July 09, 2015, 03:10:08 AM
Hannibal Rising.

Best scene? This one.
https://youtu.be/Fx4JY00DfB0
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Post by: The Skald on July 09, 2015, 12:58:23 PM
  Terminator genysis, long live sci-fi.  But Sarah Conner is too happy...not antisocial enough
Keep in mind this isn't the one you know from the other movies. Genysis is an alternate take on the first movie, so she's not supposed to be anti-social yet. Or even badass, but I'm not complaining about that part. ;)
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Post by: Noizchild on July 09, 2015, 09:49:10 PM
Everything I watched lately:

"The Exorcist" -- It wasn't scary and it took too long for the action to start.
"Life Partners" --  Good movie.
"Like Father, Like Son" a really good movie.
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Post by: Booklover199 on July 10, 2015, 12:50:28 AM
Terminator Genisys... it was meh.
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Post by: cmb on July 10, 2015, 02:59:34 AM
Silence of the lambs. Not sure if I really liked it all that much.  :-\
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Post by: Noizchild on July 10, 2015, 08:32:38 PM
"Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion." Really good stuff!
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Post by: Owl5986 on July 10, 2015, 10:58:53 PM
Watched Millennium Actress (third time already). Watch this if you enjoy shedding a tear or many at the end of your anime.

Pet Sematary. Meh. 
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Post by: Suzieq will do on July 11, 2015, 12:07:28 AM
Son of a Gun,
set in Kalgoorlie Western Australia
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 11, 2015, 10:48:20 AM
Son of a Gun,
set in Kalgoorlie Western Australia

Suzieq, does it have some great views of the country side? I ask because after the story itself, the views are one of the things I enjoy about movies filed in Australia.
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Post by: Noizchild on July 11, 2015, 04:30:21 PM
Watched Millennium Actress (third time already). Watch this if you enjoy shedding a tear or many at the end of your anime.

Pet Sematary. Meh. 

That was my first Kon Satoshi film. Me? I just finished "The Others." Interesting from where they decided to portray the point of view for the movie.
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Post by: Simple Things on July 11, 2015, 04:49:38 PM
I'm set to watch - Waltz with Bashir (excellent movie)

Usually I do a quick followup with - Lebanon (2009) (another excellent film)
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Post by: Owl5986 on July 11, 2015, 09:18:23 PM
That was my first Kon Satoshi film.

Another fan! (I suppose). Which other films by him did you like?

I'm set to watch - Waltz with Bashir (excellent movie)

Usually I do a quick followup with - Lebanon (2009) (another excellent film)

I also enjoyed Waltz. Haven't seen the other one, though.
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Post by: Suzieq will do on July 12, 2015, 07:31:23 AM
Suzieq, does it have some great views of the country side? I ask because after the story itself, the views are one of the things I enjoy about movies filed in Australia.

Does show a lot of outback scenes and the Australian outback is brilliant Alice, a country Gal, sounds like you like the country too.
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Post by: Simple Things on July 12, 2015, 10:59:13 AM
Lebanon is live-action - but basically placed in the same scenario. You can feel the grit in the film.


I am watching Space Battleship Yamato 2199 - Odyssey of the Celestial Ark

I've watched the Tv series and Live action, but somehow missed this one.
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Post by: Clarius on July 12, 2015, 04:48:07 PM
The Railway Man.
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Post by: Noizchild on July 12, 2015, 06:59:34 PM
Another fan! (I suppose). Which other films by him did you like?

I also enjoyed Waltz. Haven't seen the other one, though.

I'm not a full-on, per say, but I like his work. It's not a film, but I did enjoy Paranoia Agent. As for me, I watched "The Inbetweeners movie." The boys are stupid, but they are entertaining.
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on July 12, 2015, 09:23:02 PM
The Rum Diary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rum_Diary_%28film%29)
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Post by: Simple Things on July 13, 2015, 07:22:59 AM
The Fast and The Furious 7  - :(  I tried like 4 times to watch it through but just couldn't. And I like Kurt Russell - was happy to see him in a movie again - but not only do I have to suspend my belief in most of Newton's Laws, but so many other things.
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Post by: The Skald on July 13, 2015, 04:18:25 PM
Fast & Furious 7 in many ways suffers the Dark Knight Syndrome. Or Dead Actor Syndrome, I guess you can call it. If one of the main actors die during the making of the movie, the movie's bound to be legendary. Heath Ledger died when making Dark Knight, and just like that, it's rated one of the best movies of all time. Sure it's good, but one of the best movies of all time? Not by a long-shot. And now Paul Walker died during making of F&F7, so "it's the best in the series! woohoo! and so on. Sigh... I had to take it in two turns, and it still sucked. The worst part is the next one is already confirmed. Why are movies like this being made, yet Gremlins, Predator and Evil Dead only have two or three movies each? :(
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Post by: Noizchild on July 13, 2015, 07:07:29 PM
"The Inbetweeners 2."
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Post by: Clarius on July 14, 2015, 08:15:29 AM
This amused me.

http://twentytwowords.com/j-d-salinger-explains-why-catcher-in-the-rye-shouldnt-be-a-movie-1957/
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Post by: Noizchild on July 14, 2015, 11:13:49 PM
I finished "Apocalypse Now Redux." They could've left out some of the scenes they cut out. I do like the surf board bit. I can still see Emilio and a bit of Charlie in Martin. Plus, I got to marvel at a young Lawrence Fishbourne again.
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Post by: The Skald on July 15, 2015, 01:21:48 PM
Sometimes it feels like I'm the only person on the planet who think Apocalypse Now is dreadfully boring. I've tried watching it a couple of times, but can't get into it. Same with Full Metal Jacket. I absolutely love the first bit with the boot camp, but once they are sent into war, the movie gets really boring really fast.
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Post by: Clarius on July 15, 2015, 03:50:07 PM
Sometimes it feels like I'm the only person on the planet who think Apocalypse Now is dreadfully boring. I've tried watching it a couple of times, but can't get into it. Same with Full Metal Jacket. I absolutely love the first bit with the boot camp, but once they are sent into war, the movie gets really boring really fast.

The problem with Full Metal Jacket is that it was all shot in Essex, even the bits supposed to be set in Vietnam. Kubrick was terrified of flying and never left England, hence Tom Cruise's lamenting over his two year sojourn in London while filming Eyes Wide Shut.
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Post by: The Skald on July 15, 2015, 06:57:02 PM
Have you seen John Carpenter's The Thing? Starring Kurt Russel? It's one of the best horror movies of all time, and a brilliant example that remakes can work. Most of the outdoor scenes were shot in a parking lot, and they had to be very, very careful where they aimed the camera, so they didn't get houses in the picture. ;)
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Post by: thatollie on July 16, 2015, 05:54:06 PM
Patema Inverted

Here's the trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa7sa-Zd-3E
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Post by: Clarius on July 17, 2015, 08:39:46 AM
'71. The story of a British soldier making his way back to barracks after being marooned behind 'enemy' lines.
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Post by: Owl5986 on July 17, 2015, 07:04:33 PM
Mad Max: Fury Road. Was pretty good!
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Post by: Clarius on July 18, 2015, 07:01:02 AM
Went to see Disney/Marvel's Ant Man in 2D last night, then came home and watched The Imitation Game.
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on July 18, 2015, 09:52:49 PM
The Wolf of Wall Street (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/)
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Post by: The Skald on July 20, 2015, 07:23:11 PM
Just watched Timecop again. Decent flick with Van Damme, but focuses far too little on the timetravel bit. It starts in late 1880s with a guy with two machineguns, and there's a very short bit taking place around 1928. Other than that, pretty much the whole movie takes place in 1994 (when the movie was made) and a futuristic 2004. Kinda disappointing. I would have loved if they did far more time travelling and visited a lot of other time periods. Oh, well.
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Post by: midnight candle on July 20, 2015, 07:24:27 PM
Loose Change 9/11: An American coup

enlightening, but not surprising
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on July 21, 2015, 03:44:49 PM
Spring Breakers (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spring_breakers_2013/)
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Post by: G. London on July 21, 2015, 11:48:02 PM
"No Country For Old Men", the Coen Brothers brilliant adaptation of the brilliant book by arguably the greatest living American writer.

I could watch that movie fifty times and discover something new each time.
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Post by: Simple Things on July 22, 2015, 12:21:18 PM
Page Eight - Part 1 of a 3 set.
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Post by: Noizchild on July 22, 2015, 05:26:51 PM
"Primer." Can someone explain it to me like I'm three years old?
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Post by: Clarius on July 23, 2015, 08:04:59 AM
"Primer." Can someone explain it to me like I'm three years old?

 ;D Think I watched it three times before I got my head around which of the travellers were which. It's one of my favourite sci-fi movies. And no, I can't.
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Post by: Noizchild on July 23, 2015, 09:12:40 PM
"Rosemary's Baby."
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Post by: Clarius on July 24, 2015, 04:32:35 PM
"Rosemary's Baby."

Love the movie, like the series. Gotta love Levin: Rosemary's Baby, The Boys From Brazil, and A Kiss before Dying. This Perfect Day is one of my favourite sci-fi novels. Movie, anyone? I've two oldies lined up this weekend: Half A Sixpence, and The Shoes of the Fisherman.
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Post by: Noizchild on July 24, 2015, 10:04:37 PM
"The Omen." Original, not the remake.
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Post by: Clarius on July 26, 2015, 04:24:32 AM
Lucy. A Luc Besson film starring Scarlett Johansson. She seems to have a thing lately for experimental sci-fi with maverick directors.
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Post by: Noizchild on July 26, 2015, 09:49:42 PM
"Like Someone in Love."
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Post by: thatollie on July 27, 2015, 07:56:49 PM
Despicable Me

again...

I love it.
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Post by: Noizchild on July 28, 2015, 02:25:15 PM
"Bushido Man."
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Post by: Taylor on August 08, 2015, 08:07:50 PM
Friday the 13th Part 3. The one in which Jason 'acquires' the hockey mask.

I've seen the 2D version a few times since its release. But, I recently picked up the blu-ray collection, which came with a couple of pairs of 3D glasses. Since it was originally released in 3D, I decided to give it a go with the glasses. And boy was I impressed.  ;D

Now all I've gotta do is convince the other half to wear them under (or over, if she prefers) her real glasses so she can watch the film as it was meant to be seen.

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Post by: Laura H on August 08, 2015, 08:32:06 PM
Arsenic and Old Lace. Again. One of my all-time favorites.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 08, 2015, 08:50:13 PM
Arsenic and Old Lace. Again. One of my all-time favorites.

Mine too Laura.

I had to laugh at my granddaughter years ago (she was about 13 or 14 at the time) because we were going to watch movies, one my pick, the other, her pick.

I had picked Arsenic and Old Lace.

When she saw it was in black and white there was a little complaining. I convinced her to watch for awhile and if she still didn't like it, we could change to her choice.

She was soon so involved and laughing so hard, I think she forgot it was B/W. If fact, she borrowed my CD so she could get her other grandmother to watch it with her.
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Post by: Clarius on August 09, 2015, 03:44:00 AM
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Andy Serkis (in the flesh) as Ian Dury. Excellent.
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on August 09, 2015, 12:09:09 PM
Django Unchained (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_5)
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Post by: Noizchild on August 11, 2015, 08:17:41 PM
Lady Ninja Kaede 2
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Post by: thatollie on August 12, 2015, 03:46:41 AM
The Three Amigos
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on August 12, 2015, 11:46:02 AM
Seventh Son (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1121096/)
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Post by: Clarius on August 18, 2015, 08:05:39 AM
Peter Weir's Picnic at hanging Rock, which is, apparently, not a true story after all.
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Post by: Laura H on August 22, 2015, 10:41:53 PM
Limitless

It's worth two hours of your life.
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Post by: Noizchild on August 23, 2015, 04:18:01 PM
"Killers" (2014) Not worth the two hours of my life.
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Post by: Clarius on August 23, 2015, 05:17:12 PM
We Are Marshall (2006) The story of Marshall University's football team's 1970/1 season following the plane crash that all but wiped out their team.
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Post by: thatollie on August 23, 2015, 05:32:19 PM
The Lego Movie
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Post by: midnight candle on August 23, 2015, 05:36:31 PM
The Rose - it was good catching up with it again :)
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Post by: Noizchild on August 25, 2015, 08:15:47 PM
"Picture Bride." It was actually a good movie and the English/Japanese mix didn't annoy me.
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Post by: MiggsEye on August 26, 2015, 07:41:49 AM
Ricky and The Flash.

There was a singular moment in the movie where all the storylines, the mother's, the daughter's and their relationship through line, all converged. It was pronounced and clear that a skillful writer wove that together.
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Post by: MarcusB on August 26, 2015, 10:24:13 AM
The Illusionist - Edward Norton & Jessica Biel (2006) -- for like the 4th time in two years.  Like all good movies, or at least all movies i enjoy, i get snippets of story line that i had missed before.
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Post by: Laura H on August 26, 2015, 06:25:32 PM
That was a very good movie, Marcus. Have you seen The Prestige, as well?
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Post by: Clarius on August 27, 2015, 08:14:27 AM
That was a very good movie, Marcus. Have you seen The Prestige, as well?

Love The Prestige, and the Houdini series with Adrien Brody. You might also like Death Defying Acts.
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Post by: Noizchild on August 28, 2015, 05:06:41 PM
"Cypher." I was a good movie.
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Post by: Laura H on August 28, 2015, 05:50:25 PM
Love The Prestige, and the Houdini series with Adrien Brody. You might also like Death Defying Acts.

Will check it out. And I recommend the novel The Prestige, but Christopher Priest since you liked the movie. Very different ending, though.
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Post by: Taylor on August 28, 2015, 07:57:29 PM
Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things

Bizarre Florida shot regional film made in 1971. About two gay jewel thieves who go into hiding. One dressing in drag and impersonating the other's eponymous aunt. The other brings home hippy girls who are promptly dispatched by the increasingly deranged "Martha."

Told you it was bizarre. But it's very funny in places too, I thought. And well worth a look if you're in to unique, low-rent trashy films.  ;D
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Post by: Laura H on August 28, 2015, 09:21:09 PM
Casablanca

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Post by: thatollie on August 29, 2015, 06:00:50 PM
Casablanca



I personally believe that it's one of those films that everyone should see. Actually, I haven't seen it for a while.
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Post by: Laura H on August 29, 2015, 09:25:59 PM
We watch it at least once a year. Good old Rick.
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 30, 2015, 10:06:40 AM
Independence Day staring Will Smith is a movie that hooked me early on and I generally watch on or around July 4th because I enjoy it so much.

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Post by: Clarius on August 30, 2015, 12:06:27 PM
Get On Up. A James Brown bio-pic that didn't do it for me.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 30, 2015, 05:13:55 PM
Hannie Caulder.  A late 60s-early 70s Western starring Raquel Welch as a vengeance seeking female gunslinger.

The lass was more famous for the bosom and her legs, exposed wherever possible in most of her films, but I found her eyes quite captivating.  Not a bad actress either.

I've watched several westerns lately, many of them quite old, from gore splattered spaghetti westerns to some which were more of a vehicle for a thinly disguised romance.

One conclusion I've reached is comedy westerns don't work for me.

Gyppo
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Post by: Louis D. Thorpe on August 30, 2015, 05:37:11 PM
When I was growing up Westerns were very popular on TV -Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Maverick, The Big Valley, The Lone Ranger  etc.

I wonder why they were so popular in the 60's and not that much since?
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on August 30, 2015, 07:08:43 PM
Mat, I sometimes watch a channel that plays a lot of the old TV series. I've caught Maverick a few time. Still hoping for Bonanza and Gunsmoke.

They play some others that don't hold up to my memory of how good I use to think they were, such as Zero.
 
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Post by: Clarius on September 06, 2015, 02:15:51 PM
Sarah's Key.
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Post by: Annmarie on September 06, 2015, 02:29:53 PM
Sharknado 2.

High culture.  ;D
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Post by: Noizchild on September 07, 2015, 08:36:39 PM
Gun Woman. Boring and pointless movie.
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Post by: MiggsEye on September 12, 2015, 07:39:10 PM
Just got back from watching "The Visit" in theaters this weekend. I enjoyed it. It was a great combination of quietly disturbing, wonderfully scary, and hilariously funny. The little brother, who stole the show, is a burgeoning star.
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Post by: LRSuda on September 13, 2015, 01:18:37 AM
The Giver, The Jacket and The Disappearance of Alice Creed

The entertainment room was all mine tonight so I treated myself to a triple feature.  :D
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Post by: Simple Things on September 13, 2015, 08:56:50 PM


I watched Hunger Games - The MockingJay

As a Canadian I'm automatically a fan of Donald Sutherland. :)

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Post by: Laura H on September 13, 2015, 09:28:22 PM
A Walk in the Woods.

It was amusing, but the book was better.
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Post by: Noizchild on September 15, 2015, 04:19:28 PM
"Message from Space." Campy and lame. Point me out to where the subtitle version is.
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Post by: Simple Things on October 21, 2015, 02:27:14 PM
I watched Moon (2009) with Sam Rockwell.  I have enjoyed it every time. :)
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Post by: Noizchild on October 21, 2015, 11:10:31 PM
"Idol is Dead" Part of my Asian horror month I do every year.
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Post by: handsomegenius on October 22, 2015, 09:02:34 AM
new kids turbo
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Post by: Oceaxe on October 22, 2015, 02:31:14 PM
The Martian - worth watching in 3D.
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Post by: Reesha1501 on October 22, 2015, 03:53:15 PM
Breaking Dawn Part-2

I am so much addicted to Vampires after reading the Twilight series and then watching them on screen. I mostly read novels with vampire theme. Then there is The Vampire Diaries series on TV  and not to forget Vampire Academy (paperback) and its first part on silver screen.  Hope, I haven't drifted from the topic.
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Post by: Laura H on October 22, 2015, 04:18:17 PM
Speaking of vampires-

I recently saw Daybreakers. Interesting take on the vampire legend as a virus that can be cured.
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Post by: DistantSun on October 22, 2015, 09:07:26 PM
"Stonehearst Asylum" was one of our recent Netflix finds that I enjoyed. I've got to read the Edgar Alan Poe story it was based on, before it needs to go back to the library.

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Post by: Noizchild on October 22, 2015, 10:41:41 PM
"Bilocation". Mari Asato has good stuff.
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Post by: Simple Things on October 23, 2015, 07:03:28 AM
The Flowers of War - 2011 
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Post by: Noizchild on October 23, 2015, 09:45:29 PM
"Pet Peeve"
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Post by: Laura H on November 02, 2015, 08:02:47 PM
Halloween. The original.  :o
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Post by: Noizchild on November 03, 2015, 09:24:30 PM
"Rampo Noir".
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Post by: Writing Skills on November 04, 2015, 11:15:38 PM
Death Proof -

Abernathy: You best get your ass off of Kim's car.
Lee: I've seen Kim sit on it.
Abernathy: Your ass ain't her ass.
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Post by: MJTennant on November 05, 2015, 04:59:28 AM
Spectre - I love a bit of Bond!

M J Tennant

 :P
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Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 05, 2015, 10:00:42 AM
Re-watched North To Alaska staring John Wayne last night. Still get a kick out of it.

Some of his movies had a comedy over-tone to them, but this one beats them all in that regard.
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Post by: Laura H on November 17, 2015, 08:39:05 AM
Push

Not great, but entertaining enough.
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Post by: thatollie on November 17, 2015, 01:14:00 PM
Guardians of The Galaxy

I thought it was pretty good.
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Post by: asvasv on November 17, 2015, 09:36:40 PM
The Martian (or How to grow potatoes on Mars)
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Post by: Louis D. Thorpe on November 18, 2015, 12:41:34 AM
Re-watched North To Alaska staring John Wayne last night. Still get a kick out of it.

Some of his movies had a comedy over-tone to them, but this one beats them all in that regard.


Unforgettable. I think I was under 10 years old when I saw it and I still laugh when I think of the fight scenes.
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Post by: Skylan on December 06, 2015, 07:34:05 AM
Rewatched Frozen for the 15th time. Still love it. :P

Also saw Minions. It was... surprisingly enjoyable. The beginning more than the end.
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Post by: thatollie on December 24, 2015, 01:33:19 AM
The Force Awakens

It was pretty good.
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on December 24, 2015, 12:13:24 PM
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
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Post by: Laura H on December 24, 2015, 03:45:49 PM
Spy

Plenty of laughs.
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Post by: Noizchild on December 24, 2015, 05:46:56 PM
Blade Runner.
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Post by: thatollie on December 24, 2015, 05:52:28 PM
Of course this is the last film I watched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlRpGj7LWS4
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Post by: thatollie on December 26, 2015, 10:22:21 PM
Howl's Moving Castle

it was wonderfully imagined.
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Post by: Noizchild on December 28, 2015, 10:24:44 PM
Howl's Moving Castle

it was wonderfully imagined.

Howl is yummy! I want to  :-* him!

As for me, Sphere. The movie was kind of boring, but it makes me want to check out the book. I mean, the concept was great, but the execution kind of fell flat.
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Post by: thatollie on December 29, 2015, 06:58:54 PM
Howl is yummy! I want to  :-* him!

As for me, Sphere. The movie was kind of boring, but it makes me want to check out the book. I mean, the concept was great, but the execution kind of fell flat.

I'm pretty much just going to be watching Studio Ghibli movies for the next few days.
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Post by: Noizchild on December 31, 2015, 05:23:34 PM
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and now I'm watching "Clockwork Orange".
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Post by: Clarius on January 01, 2016, 07:52:47 AM
Johnny Got His Gun. I scratched a 30+ year itch when I found this on Amazon Prime. I could remember seeing it when very young but could not remember the title and no one else could remember the film. I think the premise of it grew out of a scene in All Quiet on the Western Front. Interestingly it was written by Dalton Trumbo who is himself the subject of a forthcoming movie I want to see when it hits the big screen.
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Post by: Clarius on January 01, 2016, 08:46:17 AM
Howl is yummy! I want to  :-* him!

As for me, Sphere. The movie was kind of boring, but it makes me want to check out the book. I mean, the concept was great, but the execution kind of fell flat.

I liked the premise but hated the ending.
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Post by: Noizchild on January 01, 2016, 11:40:29 PM
I liked the premise but hated the ending.

Did you read the book?
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Post by: Clarius on January 02, 2016, 06:31:43 AM
Did you read the book?

Read the book ahead of seeing the film. I enjoyed the book more than I did the film but I think the ending was a cop-out, tantamount to 'they all woke up and realised it was a dream'.
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Post by: Noizchild on January 02, 2016, 04:10:30 PM
Read the book ahead of seeing the film. I enjoyed the book more than I did the film but I think the ending was a cop-out, tantamount to 'they all woke up and realised it was a dream'.

That would explain it.
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Post by: Simple Things on January 14, 2016, 07:39:40 PM
Mongols - I had watched it earlier this year, but enjoyed it so much I watched it again.
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Post by: thatollie on January 15, 2016, 05:54:49 PM
More Ghibli for me.

This one was called Only Yesterday.
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Post by: Simple Things on January 15, 2016, 05:57:38 PM
Well a person would be hard pressed not to like a Ghibli film. I haven't watched that one yet.

Tonight I'm setting aside for Attack on Titan. Though I have watched it prior, enough time has passed where I will enjoy it fully again. :)
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Post by: thatollie on January 15, 2016, 05:59:36 PM
Well a person would be hard pressed not to like a Ghibli film. I haven't watched that one yet.

Tonight I'm setting aside for Attack on Titan. Though I have watched it prior, enough time has passed where I will enjoy it fully again. :)

Have you seen Ocean Waves?

I was hard pressed to actually like that one.

Also, there's a Ghibli film that Noizchild doesn't like.
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Post by: Simple Things on January 15, 2016, 06:01:55 PM
No I haven't, or at least my memory says so. I don't like Akira, so their's a dislike to a certain taste for everyone. Hard-pressed, but not impossible. :)
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Post by: Clarius on January 16, 2016, 05:43:16 AM
Selma, a slow burner. I though the archive footage was better than the reenactments (sic?), which is unusual because normally they 'sex' these scenes up.
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Post by: Clarius on January 31, 2016, 05:41:27 PM
Have we given up on this thread? Foxcatcher. Didn't know the story so the ending came as a surprise. Can't help thinking there's a whole other story that follows on right after that one.
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Post by: DGSquared on February 04, 2016, 01:31:41 AM
Went to the theater with my boys to watch 'The Revenant'.

Sound effects build to a cacophony on more than one occasion that, with a good imagination, can put you right in the forest with the characters. DiCaprio is clearly a seasoned actor and carries this film with minimum dialogue. The film is bloody but not nearly as bad as some critics might lead you to believe. I've seen worse.

All in all, an entertaining flick with gorgeous backdrops that kept my attention throughout.

The written story of Hugh Glass makes for a fascinating read.
Writers will say, "Never judge a book by it's movie" but if I were to choose an actor for this character, I doubt I could have done better than Leonardo DiCaprio.

~Deb

"rev·e·nant
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noun
noun: revenant; plural noun: revenants

    a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead."
*Google word search
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Post by: Noizchild on February 04, 2016, 04:52:17 PM
"Frailty". It was pretty good.
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Post by: UtopiasCult on February 06, 2016, 09:54:22 AM
I don't really watch movies. Too busy most days. So I'll just list the movies in the 18 months that I've bothered watching. Cause really I can't remember which was last, last flick watched was about 5 months ago.

American
Event Horizon
The Thing - original
Evil Dead - original
The Poltergeist - original
Avengers / Thor - friends / cousins forced me

European
Vedma
Låt den rätte komma in
Pan's Labyrinth
Cell 211
Das Boot
Good Bye Lenin!
Die dunkle Seite des Mondes
Tell No One
Special Forces

Asian
The Monkey King
House of Flying Daggers
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dragon Blade
Shaolin
The Warlords
Painted Skin - all three
Red Cliff - both
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Post by: Simple Things on February 06, 2016, 10:20:19 AM
What did you think of Cell 211? I was planning to watch.
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Post by: Clarius on February 06, 2016, 04:59:10 PM
Dad's Army. My brother enjoyed it. Cell 211 I liked. It's on Amazon Prime, in the UK anyway. Last night I watched Straight Time on Sky Classics, a Dustin Hoffman movie that, apparently, inspired Reservoir Dogs.
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Post by: Simple Things on February 13, 2016, 05:28:24 PM
I watched The Thin Red Line - always worth a watch.

Tonight I thought about Natural Born Killers eh, maybe it's the weather. :)
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Post by: Clarius on February 14, 2016, 04:27:32 AM
Predestination, with Ethan Hawk, almost as convoluted as Primer, but watchable nonetheless.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 14, 2016, 08:02:57 PM
Eyes Wide Shut. It was boring. What a way for Kurbrick to end his career.
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Post by: SMDarling on February 15, 2016, 06:12:21 AM
Finally watched the Dreamworks "Road to El Dorado", after a very enthusiastic recommendation. It made me cry (but most movies do  ;) )

Planning to see Deadpool tomorrow (well, later today) because I'm a sucker for what Marvel's been doing!
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Post by: HT_Llewellyn on February 15, 2016, 01:46:55 PM
Saw Deadpool twice over the weekend! :> Gonna watch Attack the Block tonight-ish.
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Post by: Noizchild on February 15, 2016, 05:23:41 PM
Angel Heart. Great movie, I want to read the book now.
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Post by: Clarius on February 16, 2016, 08:39:51 AM
BBC article about this year's Best Foreign language Oscar and a run down of the contenders.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35548255
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Post by: Matt Walker on February 16, 2016, 04:33:44 PM
Deadpool! Great fun! Great action and consistently funny.
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Post by: thatollie on February 16, 2016, 05:54:30 PM
Westworld starring Yul Brynner as THE BEST TERMINATOR EVAAAAAR.
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Post by: Bagliun Edar on February 16, 2016, 08:05:09 PM
Deadpool.

Not great, but wildly entertaining.
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Post by: DistantSun on February 16, 2016, 09:05:27 PM
Far From the Madding Crowd. I enjoyed the story, and I admit to not having read the book but I do plan on tracking down a copy of it now.


Eyes Wide Shut. It was boring. What a way for Kurbrick to end his career.

Agreed. One of the few movies where I've walked out of the theatre thinking "what the... ", and feeling certain I just wasted a couple of hours and several dollars  :-\
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Post by: Clarius on February 17, 2016, 02:10:57 PM
Westworld starring Yul Brynner as THE BEST TERMINATOR EVAAAAAR.

There's a sequel. Futureworld.
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Post by: thatollie on February 17, 2016, 05:28:45 PM