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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Tweek » Mon Aug 14, 9:38 2017

Last film I watched was the 1978 animated version of The Lord of the Rings; I first watched it when it was new so rewatching it was pretty nostalgic. Just a shame it was never finished. :3houses:
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by melsbells » Tue Aug 29, 13:10 2017

I last watched "Manderlay" which was a sequel to "Dogville" though it stands on its own. I'm having a hard time unpacking and dealing with this movie. That's generally a good sign, but I'm wondering if it handled its subject (plantation slavery in the U.S. 70 years after emancipation) well enough to have not caused more problems than it surfaced to comment upon. I seem to be really drawn to the Danish director though, Lars von Trier, and have watched more of his films than I realized ("Nymphomaniac", "Antichrist", "Dancer in the Dark"). And he wrote the screenplay for "Dear Wendy", which is almost obvious if you've seen "Dogville". Then I realize that he is one of the main people behind Dogme 95,
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Bringing it back, one of the incredible things about "Manderlay" was showing this wealthy white girl who comes in and wants to be these people's savior and why that's such a problem. I want to give this movie :5houses: / :5houses: because it's giving me exactly what I seek out in movies, but at the same time, I would be careful about to whom I recommend it.

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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Tweek » Thu Aug 31, 8:23 2017

'Manderlay' and 'Dogville' certainly are unusual films; worth watching though.

Last film I was the 1996 version of 'Twelfth Night'. I thought it was pretty good; surprising that jokes written four hundred years ago were still pretty funny. :4houses:
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Jackninja5 » Fri Sep 15, 18:40 2017

Tomorrow When the War Began.
That's why we won't back down
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'Cause these are the things we can't deny
I'm passing over you like a satellite
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Skeezy » Mon Sep 18, 12:02 2017

Baby Driver.

Not awesome or stunning but interesting and relatable and at the very least, watchable.


The driving in the movie is acceptably good with some sequences that were given some thought. The movie doesnt really seem to live in reality at times but partly due to the main character.

The leading of two seperate lives is what I relate to. This being part of the story made me like the movie a little more.

Towards the end it gets kind of silly with a lot of things that would never happen. Its like towards the end lets just throw character personas out the window for the sake of continuation to the ending. The ending itself I also have mixed feelings about.

All in all I give it a
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Watchable, you might even watch again later at some point but probably not going to watch it again for a loong loong time.

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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Enigma » Mon Sep 18, 18:00 2017

I watched Say Anything which somehow I hadn't seen before and was surprised to find it was really pretty good! It aged a lot better then most 80s romantic comedies.
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Sonic# » Tue Sep 19, 7:36 2017

Say Anything came up last night on a Modern Family rerun that interrupted my reading.



I saw Dredd again. Still one of my favorite action films this decade.

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Post by geldofc » Thu Sep 21, 0:35 2017

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I saw Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (2010) on netflix.

highly recommend it! it's a very good look at what happens when we shift resources from mental institutions to prisons, tell homeless people that it's illegal for them to exist, and hire police chiefs who are more concerned with the broken window theory than actually helping people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory) - basically they run around hassling people who "look bad" rather than going after real criminals, it's just awful.

so watch this documentary. it's a commentary on what's wrong with america right now. I give it :5houses:

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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Storage and Disposal » Sat Sep 23, 18:22 2017

Saw Ice Cream Man for the first time since I was a teenager. I totally thought it was a different movie, but still pretty funny.
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Sonic# » Sat Sep 23, 20:01 2017

Saw Legally Blonde. I still like the film personally (great acting shines through an otherwise formulaic plot), though it has some problems - concluding a man is gay because he recognizes the line of shoes she wears, for example. :3houses:

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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Neko » Sun Sep 24, 23:25 2017

I enjoyed the new IT. That's not saying much. The movie theater here has reclining seats and a liquor license. I would enjoy just about anything.

In any case, it was a tropefest of jumpscares with a few genuinely creepy moments. The actor who played the school bully was convincing and arguably more unsettling than the heavily telegraphed something-spooky-gonna-happen-to-this-kid-cause-they-alone scenes.

I haven't read the book and most likely won't. Though there is some criticism of the way Bev is characterized in the movie vs the book.
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Rayne » Mon Sep 25, 13:53 2017

Famous "Great Gatsby" :rainbowsmile: A good movie but a rather complicated for uderstanding... :)

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Post by Nachos » Mon Oct 2, 18:12 2017

Just rewatched Dirty Dancing. "I carried a watermelon"
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by geldofc » Tue Oct 3, 14:33 2017

i watched lady gaga's documentary gaga: five foot two. IMO she's the greatest pop star around. she speaks on some feminist points in the doc. she said even, i believe, certain male producers (one named Mark with fluffy hair) expect her to take their abuse. they get away w doing it to other women around her because of their perceived power.
they also show gaga singing a piano version of bad romance which is excellent! :rainbowsmile:
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Storage and Disposal » Mon Oct 23, 23:43 2017

Raw (2016). It reminded me of Ginger Snaps, but with cannibalism and better, in my opinion. It felt like a really well written exploitation film. This seems to be Julia Ducournau's first theatrical film. I'll be keeping an eye on her work. 9/10, not for the squeamish.
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Post by Sonic# » Tue Oct 24, 9:42 2017

I saw The Bad News Bears (1976). :4houses: In a sentence, a terrible little league baseball team battles the odds, other kids, and its wash-out coach during a little league season.

It is a well-made, irreverently funny film. It doesn't over-tip its hand with unnecessary expository. Early on, it's easy to see that the coach (played by Walter Matthau) is an unscrupulous washout, that the kids are sticky, and they need to get better at baseball. Tatum O'Neal, the youngest actor to win an Oscar, plays the coach's ex-girlfriend's daughter and pitching star. She and Matthau have some compelling scenes together where they fall into a daughter/father pattern. Also, one thing for the film - it doesn't make "girl on the team" into a big deal or handle her gender in any necessarily negative ways. (Does the film pass the Bechdel test? No. Do gender stereotypes come up? Absolutely, but usually out of the mouths of unsympathetic characters.)

The film is delightfully irreverent. I counted the laws being broken in the first scene as the coach parked, drew a can of beer from the back of his car, opened it, and topped the beer off with liquor from the glove compartment. The coach frequently has a beer in hand during practice and games. The kids bully one another, sometimes viciously. All of this irreverence works for me because there's still an emotional core to it. The coach is not cool or celebrated for his drunkenness. It's amusing but not good that one of the kids makes a good cocktail. The kids feel unfiltered, but they still stick up for one another when one of them is bullied.

Finally, I can shrug off some of the rougher edges because I was in little league, and saw (unironically) how competitive and petty coaches and players could be. Slight exaggerations aside, this felt true.

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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Skeezy » Tue Oct 24, 11:24 2017

The newest Planet of the Apes. I believe its called war for the planet of the apes.

Let me start by saying, from the 3 recent previous movies starting with the remake with Mark Wahlberg, that one I still havent watched all the way through. The 1st of the prequals I consider good. The 2nd movie is my favorite of the franchise.

After seeing this one, the 2nd which was dawn? ( I always get them mixed up) Is still my favorite of the franchise. This one is leading up to an ending and it shows throughout the movie. This entire movie is building up to the end. That in of itself, for me at least, is bound to knock a few points off of the score.

The movie ultimately comes across like it should have been shorter. It relies heavily on the progress of two characters Ceaser and Woody's character the general. A lot of scenes help soldify the characters positions but dont feel necessary. The shock value of the hardened "General"has been done in so many miltary and non miltary pictures so many times, I just cant say it thickens this movie up at all. Woody plays the part decently, I feel it would have made the movie better if he or another actor would have been less military and more over the top. Maybe not true to the book I haven't read but it would have added something a little more to the movie and possibly would have made all the scenes with the general high points.

I dont know what it is but this one just lacks the re-watchable factor. I have no desire to watch this movie again anytime soon unlike the 1st two. While those movies were long, each segment of the movie had its moments which seemedlike they truly added to the story as a whole. This one also has some major moments and even a decent predictable twist or two but overall its a bit dry compared to the other movies.

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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by rowan » Wed Oct 25, 16:54 2017

I finally saw Dr Strange and enjoyed it, though I did have to push away the whole "ugh eastern mysticism type things and they have white people mostly". I liked a superhero movie where the main character had to effing *learn shit* to do things and isn't even all that good at it yet (though there was some mary-sueing with the mc winning anyway, but yanno, superhero movie)
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Post by Nachos » Tue Oct 31, 5:23 2017

Watched Mother! last night. Woah. Still thinking about it so that's good?
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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Unvoiced_Apollo » Tue Nov 21, 21:30 2017

Coco - Beautiful, inspiring, & emotional movie yet again from Pixar. Treated the culture well also. I'm going to dare give it a 5/5

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Re: what's the last movie you saw?

Post by Rayne » Tue Nov 21, 23:39 2017

Inside Out. It was pretty good. I expected it to be a bit sadder, but I did tear up a bit.
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