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Title: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 21, 2008, 09:50:41 AM
I've spend pretty much my whole weekend watching DVDs, so here goes:

Chapter 27 Basically this is little more than Jared Leto dressed up as Mark Chapman holding a 85 minute monologue. It doesn't really help this movie that Chapman is really an incredibly uninteresting person.

Sam's Lake A very typical movie about a group of friends who go on a trip to a deserted little cabin in the woods and get slaughtered by a bunch of psychos. The actors are so bad that you really don't mind that they get killed though. Nice unexpected plot twist in the middle, but after that the movie really doesn't go anywhere and then stops without a decent ending.

Chronos No actors, no script, no talking, just a 45 minute montage of speeded up footage of landscapes, cities and monuments with strange music. Not too exciting, but there are some really spectaculair images.

Night at the Museum I don't think that movies really need to be realistic, but a somewhat believable plot would've been nice... Some parts were funny and Robin Williams is always great, but I thought that was more a children's movie.

Premonition Sandra Bullock loses her husband in a car accident. The next morning she finds him in the kitchen having breakfast. It turns out the days of the week have been scambled. Instead of seriously trying to prevent the accident from happening she decides it's better to just go running around, acting confused and yelling at people. Interesting concept, dissapointing execution.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on July 21, 2008, 01:49:24 PM
I haven`t seen any of the above mentioned unfortunately. Recently, i ve seen Hancock with Will Smith. The movie is stupid and the plot is banal, though some scenes are very funny. I didn`t like the first part of the film, but the second part improved the whole impression.
The films I really enjoyed were: An Incident In Las Vegas (not sure what it is called in English) with Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Dias, a comedy, very funny; and the second film is In Brugge (again don`t know the English name) with Colin Farrel. This is a very good film, clever, psychological, a lot of close-up scenes.
On DVD I ve seen lately, though it is not a new film, Coffee and Cigarettes by Jim Jarmusch. A series of conversations about life, some of them are really good.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on July 21, 2008, 02:17:15 PM
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Sam's Lake A very typical movie about a group of friends who go on a trip to a deserted little cabin in the woods and get slaughtered by a bunch of psychos. The actors are so bad that you really don't mind that they get killed though.

 ;D

I want to see a movie in which a bunch of Hollywood writers and producers go off into the woods and get killed by some random psycho / nerd who rents a bum movie from Blockbuster and wants his five dollars back after watching it on TV in his parents' basement.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 21, 2008, 02:29:27 PM
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I haven`t seen any of the above mentioned unfortunately.

Good. Apart from "Chronos" I wouldn't really recommend any of them.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: PaulieBear on July 21, 2008, 04:30:46 PM
The Dark Knight- awesome
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: mr kite on July 21, 2008, 04:47:43 PM
The Happening what the hell ! i havnt seen such bad acting since i watched Plan 9 from outer space .  :-/
There Will Be Blood - Brilliant acting and a watchable drama  8)
Hell Boy -Yeh just hit the spot for a comic based film , had to watch it Hell Boy 2 looks good  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: PaulieBear on July 21, 2008, 04:58:35 PM
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The Happening what the hell ! i havnt seen such bad acting since i watched Plan 9 from outer space .  :-/
There Will Be Blood - Brilliant acting and a watchable drama  8)
Hell Boy -Yeh just hit the spot for a comic based film , had to watch it Hell Boy 2 looks good  :)

There Will Be Blood- Great Movie, Excellent Acting
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: freakchic9 on July 21, 2008, 06:52:18 PM
Titanic- I cried pretty much the entire time.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on July 21, 2008, 08:21:34 PM
National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call - Hilarious!

Basketball Diaries - haunting, tragic, thought provoking. Leo DiCaprio is amazing in this one.

The Dark Knight - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 22, 2008, 03:50:23 AM
I'll third here... Dark Knight was possibly the most awesome movie of this year!!!  (I saw it twice this weekend.  Pretty good birthday weekend :))
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on July 22, 2008, 05:56:59 AM
^ happy birthday Jude  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 22, 2008, 06:51:32 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDE!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 22, 2008, 07:00:53 AM
Haunted Forest Amateurish horror movie. I didn't really understand it...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on July 22, 2008, 03:32:32 PM
The Departed - Really enjoyed this movie , great acting from all the cast .
Hocus Pocus - Bette Midler makes a great witch , Sarah Jessica Parker looks so young and fit in this movie , great Sunday afternoon film .(thumbsup)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: blackmath on July 22, 2008, 04:04:46 PM
a clockwork orange - i guess i was the only person who hadn't watched it. i really really enjoyed it but i don't think i will watch it again. it was plain disturbing. but i'm planning to read the book.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: PaulieBear on July 22, 2008, 05:00:30 PM
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I'll third here... Dark Knight was possibly the most awesome movie of this year!!!  (I saw it twice this weekend.  Pretty good birthday weekend :))

yes. you are SO right!
I'm seeing it a second time on saturday
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 22, 2008, 07:45:25 PM
"Hancock". I thought it was pretty funny. It had its moments.
But for me, nothing's going to beat Bateman!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on July 22, 2008, 09:50:17 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Jude!!!

On DVD - Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. The film is beautiful, classical. And what a man! Impossible not to fall in love with. Though i doubt all me are crazy about Keira.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: yavanna on July 23, 2008, 04:10:33 PM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Jude!!!

On DVD - Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. The film is beautiful, classical. And what a man! Impossible not to fall in love with. Though i doubt all me are crazy about Keira.

Yes, that one is not bad, but I like the older version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle better.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on July 23, 2008, 07:15:18 PM
The Mist , from a Stephen King storey , i thought this was well spooky , had me on the edge of my seat , great ending too .
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 24, 2008, 03:26:07 AM
Oh my gosh!
I saw "The Mist" awhile ago.
So creepy.
The ending was so good.
But it was kind of sad though.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on July 24, 2008, 08:26:17 AM
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Oh my gosh!
I saw "The Mist" awhile ago.
So creepy.
The ending was so good.
But it was kind of sad though.

The ending was a shocker , not your typical Hollywood ending , and that mad Bible bashing women was really scary
(afraid5)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 25, 2008, 10:27:25 AM
I saw Mama Mia the other day. It was cute. Not as good as the play, but still fun. And oh yeah, The Dark Knight.

I want to see 1984 again. Maybe I'll get it on Netflix. This is a movie I think would be cool if they redid it. It's certainly more relevant today than when both the book and the movies came out.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 25, 2008, 10:29:01 AM
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The ending was a shocker , not your typical Hollywood ending , and that mad Bible bashing women was really scary
(afraid5)

Marcia Gay Harden. She's a brilliant actress. I love her! Best thing about that movie probably. It's hard to do a Stephen King story right.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on July 27, 2008, 05:41:07 PM
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Marcia Gay Harden. She's a brilliant actress. I love her! Best thing about that movie probably. It's hard to do a Stephen King story right.

Agree Sandra i liked her performance very much in this film .

I watched Malcolm McDowell in Lindsey Anderson's "O Lucky Man" last night , what a cinematic masterpiece , this film is it's  just so surreal .
And it's got a very foxy looking Helen Mirren in an early role and dear old Aurther Lowe and Sir Ralph Richardson giving great perfomances .
Alan Price's musical score is also very good .
(thumbsup)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DarkSweetLady on July 28, 2008, 12:03:48 AM
Funny Games with Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Naiomi Watts, and Tim Roth. This is a movie where it is really to describe what the movie is about  and still make it sound as good as it was. It was a perfect balance of pshycotic brilliance with a dash of comedy. Because what they were doing was sick and twisted but you found yourself laughing at points and never really hating them. The director was also brilliant in how he just made it what it was, and it is a screen by screen remake of the original which came out in 1997. It's hard to explain but here's the trailor and it is worth watchng.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vSuDmrJcBeQ
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: blackmath on July 28, 2008, 06:12:11 PM
pulp fiction, i watched today. for the first time but not for the last time. amazing movie. what a soundtrack. i also loved seeing tarantino acting.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 29, 2008, 05:00:52 AM
"10 Things I Hate About You"- It was very cute and funny!
Its kind of a oldie though...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 29, 2008, 03:48:23 PM
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"10 Things I Hate About You"- It was very cute and funny!
Its kind of a oldie though...

An oldie? What's something like The Breakfast Club than? Ancient?  ;)


Just thought of that one because of the annoying new JC Penny commercial where they mimic scenes from the movie. All of a sudden the eighties are retro.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 29, 2008, 04:47:28 PM
I saw Good Will Hunting again, I guess for the 10th time or something like that. Man, I love that movie... The story is really cheesy, if I would've been an actor or director and would've gotten the script on paper, I probably would've rejected it... But Gus Van Sant managed to turn it in to one of my all-time favorite movies. Has hand down my all time favorite soundtrack, probably my favorite closing scene and I guess Robin Williams plays the best role I've ever seen anyone play.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DarkSweetLady on July 29, 2008, 05:01:53 PM
Gus Van Sant he directed My Own Private Idaho and Last Days. Two good movies, in my own opinion.

10 Things I Hate About You isn't really old, it came out in like 2001, didn't it? I like that movie, but I can't stand how the poem at then end lists way more than 10 things. But besides that it is a cute little movie.

I love The Breakfast Club!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 29, 2008, 05:14:36 PM
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An oldie? What's something like The Breakfast Club than? Ancient?  ;)


Just thought of that one because of the annoying new JC Penny commercial where they mimic scenes from the movie. All of a sudden the eighties are retro.

hah oh yeah! When I first saw that commerical, I was like.."Seriously, another Breakfast club!" hah
You can't beat the original, sorry.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on July 29, 2008, 05:36:30 PM
We belong to that Netflix web rental thing and right now at the house I have "Bucket List" and "No Country for Old Men" waiting to be watched.  Any feedback from y'all on these two????
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 29, 2008, 05:40:01 PM
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I love The Breakfast Club!

Me too. Incredible how they made such a great movie with five actors and a high school library... And the characters are so good... Last time I saw that movie I realized that you really just have to ask anyone who has seen that movie which character(s) of The Breakfast Club he or she relates to the most, and you pretty much know what kind of person he or she is...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 29, 2008, 05:46:31 PM
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We belong to that Netflix web rental thing and right now at the house I have "Bucket List" and "No Country for Old Men" waiting to be watched.  Any feedback from y'all on these two????

The Bucket List was very cute. Made me cry a little too! I thought I was gonna hate No Country for Old Men, but I LOVED it!! It was an amazing movie. I was just talking about this movie the other day with the friends I went to see The Dark Knight with! We were comparing actual Oscar caliber performances. Javier Bardem definitely deserved his! And Josh Brolin was pretty great too. Hope you enjoy them!  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 29, 2008, 05:52:19 PM
Oh, and I saw The Pianist a few days ago. It's always hard to watch those 2nd World War movies...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 29, 2008, 05:52:28 PM
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Me too. Incredible how they made such a great movie with five actors and a high school library... And the characters are so good... Last time I saw that movie I realized that you really just have to ask anyone who has seen that movie which character(s) of The Breakfast Club he or she relates to the most, and you pretty much know what kind of person he or she is...

I love John Hughes' eighties teen angst films!!! He really caught teen life at that time pretty accurately.

I related to the Judd Nelson character most at that time, with a little of the Ally Sheedy character thrown in. Don't know what that says, but I've changed a lot since then.  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on July 29, 2008, 06:11:17 PM
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Oh, and I saw The Pianist a few days ago. It's always hard to watch those 2nd World War movies...

That film stayed in my mind for days after i saw it .
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on July 29, 2008, 06:16:00 PM
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The Bucket List was very cute. Made me cry a little too! I thought I was gonna hate No Country for Old Men, but I LOVED it!! It was an amazing movie. I was just talking about this movie the other day with the friends I went to see The Dark Knight with! We were comparing actual Oscar caliber performances. Javier Bardem definitely deserved his! And Josh Brolin was pretty great too. Hope you enjoy them!  :)

^^^^^^^Thanks Sandra for the info.  This will be very helpful and I'm looking forward to watching these.  Will let you know what I think about them.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 29, 2008, 08:29:12 PM
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I love John Hughes' eighties teen angst films!!! He really caught teen life at that time pretty accurately.

I related to the Judd Nelson character most at that time, with a little of the Ally Sheedy character thrown in. Don't know what that says, but I've changed a lot since then.  ;D

I think that at high school, I was a combination of Ally Sheedy's and Anthony Michael Hall's character. Which would make me the ultimate nerd...  :-/ ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DarkSweetLady on July 29, 2008, 09:46:47 PM
I love John Hughes films too! I love Pretty in Pink. Andrew McCarthhy :) !

I don't know which character I'd relate to the most. I'll have to give that some thought.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on July 29, 2008, 11:22:07 PM
Any of you seen the movie, "Juno"???  About the teen girl who gets pregnant by her "best guy friend" and decides to give it up of adoption???  Serious, but oh so cute of a movie!!!  The dialogue is fantastic in it.  No wonder it won best original screenplay at the Oscars this year.  I recommend this movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 30, 2008, 06:40:55 PM
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I love John Hughes films too! I love Pretty in Pink. Andrew McCarthhy :) !

I don't know which character I'd relate to the most. I'll have to give that some thought.

I LOVE that movie.
I almost watched yesterday actually lol
I think I'm more like Duckie though.
Even if he's crazy weird hah
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DarkSweetLady on July 30, 2008, 06:56:08 PM
I love Ducky!!! But Andrew McCarthey is sexy :)

I almost watched it the other day but my DVD player didn't work :(
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 30, 2008, 06:59:39 PM
hah now every time I watch that, I'm going to think about you saying he's sexy.
lol  :P
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on July 31, 2008, 02:33:30 AM
My favourite angst film by John Hughes is Some Kind of Wonderful. It's like a gender-reversed version of Pretty in Pink, but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better.

I re-watched West Side Story last night and was so impressed by it. Many people don't realize how much it changed musical theatre. Although it always annoyed me that they dubbed Natalie Wood's singing.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on August 01, 2008, 10:55:36 PM
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My favourite angst film by John Hughes is Some Kind of Wonderful. It's like a gender-reversed version of Pretty in Pink, but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better.

I re-watched West Side Story last night and was so impressed by it. Many people don't realize how much it changed musical theatre. Although it always annoyed me that they dubbed Natalie Wood's singing.

Yeah, but I'm glad she was in it. She's one of those unique actresses that only could have existed in that specific time period. I love her. She did a great job too, I think. I don't mind when they dub in voices because I'd rather have that Broadway sound. But usually the Broadway actors don't translate well on the movie screen. They tend to over project or exaggerate when acting. Like in Mama Mia, I loved Meryl Streep in the part, but even though she can sing, I'd have much preferred it if they dubbed her voice. Her style of singing didn't fit the feel of the songs.

Oh yeah, and while I also prefer Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty in Pink is THE definitive wrong side of the tracks movie. It's a classic. The music, Molly Ringwald, Ducky. I just wonder what people fifty years from now will think of the clothes!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on August 01, 2008, 11:21:04 PM
Really? I loved Meryl Streep's singing in Postcards From The Edge. Then again, her style is more rough than ABBA. I can't wait to see Mamma Mia!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on August 02, 2008, 09:42:16 PM
Me too!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on August 03, 2008, 03:07:57 AM
I went to see Dark Knight on friday. It was a good action film. Heath Leadger indeed did a great joker [but then i suppose johhny depp would have made a good joker too]. And man, i loved Gary Oldman! excellent charcter! there was hardly any batman in it actually... it was mainly Gary Oldman, Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart or whatever his name is.
I would have enjoyed it more, if it had a message... but then it is an action movie...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on August 03, 2008, 05:41:01 PM
I`ve seen the latest movie about the mummy (don`t know its English name). The film is bad, not interesting at all, much worse than the first two about mummies.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DarkSweetLady on August 03, 2008, 07:33:12 PM
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hah now every time I watch that, I'm going to think about you saying he's sexy.
lol  :P

Hah, sorry! ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: mr kite on August 03, 2008, 09:14:06 PM
Watched ED WOOD again today .
Great film , Johnny Depp is superb in this film and a Oscar worthy performance by Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi  8)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on August 06, 2008, 05:22:24 AM
I watched the movie Marty on Demand recently. I had never seen it. What a great movie! Reminded me somewhat of my family. But not as extreme!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on August 06, 2008, 07:53:37 AM
(http://www.elseptimoarte.net/carteles/lake_dead.jpg)

OK, I'll admit it: I absolutely love bad horror movies. When it comes to horror, I have an almost unlimited tolerance for bad acting, plot holes and clichees. And believe me, few movies I've ever seen had more of all that than "Lake Dead". It was just hilarious how bad the script and the actors (besides the villains, they were OK) were. But what made this so enjoyable was how blatantly they tried to distract the viewer from noticing that. They just threw in some gorgeous women (with no acting skills whatsoever) and an awful lot of attempts at shocking the viewer. Sometimes cheap (sex scenes), sometimes annoying (an Amy Winehouse type of character who uses the f-word in every fu... eh, single sentence), sometimes just disturbing (a guy French kissing his mother before he attempts to go rape his niece) and sometimes actually really shocking (one of the most disgusting torture/murder scene I've ever seen). So unless you also have a thing for bad horror movies, don't let the beautiful, mysterious looking DVD cover fool you and stay away from this as far as possible.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on August 06, 2008, 09:49:01 PM
Was watching The Great Escape last night but fell asleep. Now I want to rent it cuz it was pretty cool. Steve McQueen RULES! I love him. They don't make actors like that anymore do they?

(http://www.dlackey.org/weblog/images/mcqueen2-thumb.jpg)
(http://www.jdmfilmreviews.com/images/steve-mcqueen1.jpg)

Wonder what he did?
(http://www.unoriginal.co.uk/gallery/mugshots/steve-mcqueen-mugshot.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: PaulieBear on August 06, 2008, 11:05:11 PM
The Brothers Grimm

not the best movie but I like heath ledger's character
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on August 08, 2008, 01:02:51 AM
Mamma Mia was sold out. Had to see Space Chimps. Almost choked on own bile. Wept for humanity.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: colleengirl95 on August 10, 2008, 07:09:43 AM
I've just watched The Mummy yesterday starring Jet Li as the bad emperor. It's so adventurous, i like it  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: blackmath on August 13, 2008, 06:05:03 PM
i watched the girl next door yesterday. a movie i can not recommend. i cried for a while after the movie was finished. the worst part is that its based on a true story. of sylvia. while i was researching i saw this sentence id like to share: Her favorite rock group was, unsurprisingly in that era, The Beatles. its just really weird knowing that we have something in common.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: wingsman on August 13, 2008, 09:14:58 PM
A month ago I watched Hancock. It was really nice. Will Smith rocks! :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on August 14, 2008, 07:38:24 PM
In Hancock I didn`t like the first half of the film, but I enjoyed the second one, while in Dark Night it was the opposite: I liked the first half, but found the second one too protracted and full of lecturing and moralizing.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: missbluesky56 on August 16, 2008, 04:22:01 PM
last movie I saw was Get Smart, in July it was really funny ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on August 24, 2008, 07:07:51 PM
August Rush
Take the movie "Olivier Twist", put then in a blender, add a little bit of "Annie" and "Good Will Hunting" (but replace maths with music), add a big pile of dog sh*t and a pound of artifical sweeteners. Then you get "August Rush".

The Mist
Good movie, excellent ending. One of the few plot twists (along with those of The Others, The Village and The Sixth Sense) that literally had my jaw dropping.

The Ruins
A little bit boring, I actually fell asleep for a few minutes. At least there were a few good horror scenes and they managed to make a movie about flesh eating plants not unintentionally funny.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: blackmath on August 25, 2008, 11:51:43 AM
the strangers, it sucked. such a waste of time.
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Post by: BlueMeanie on August 29, 2008, 04:01:42 PM
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The Mist
Good movie, excellent ending. One of the few plot twists (along with those of The Others, The Village and The Sixth Sense) that literally had my jaw dropping.

Just finished watching this wonderful film. Brilliant performance from Marcia Gay Harden as the mad Evangelist!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: freakchic9 on September 06, 2008, 10:19:09 PM
The Butterfly Effect
It's one of those rare movies where you wanna watch it a million times. Kinda creepy though. Just make sure you don't freak out/ watch this at night.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on September 09, 2008, 12:48:52 AM
No Direction Home...great! Now I want Don't Look Back.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on September 09, 2008, 10:27:58 AM
The Dark Knight
I'm not much of a superheroes fan, but I loved Batman Begins. And The Dark Knight got so many great reviews, so I was expecting a lot of this movie. And maybe that's why I actually thought it was a little bit dissapointing. Sure, there's not a boring minute, the special effects are sensational and Heath Ledger as the Joker was one of the best roles I've ever seen anyone play, but I didn't think the story was all that great... Really good movie, but maybe I just expected too much.

The Eye
I'm getting a bit tired of horror/thrillers that have you looking at a mostly dark screen 3/4 of the time, waiting for something scary to happen. That trick's really getting old. Also, why do characters in horror movies always react to things completely different than any sane real life person would? You see the ghost of a person that died a tragic death a few days earlier... Oh well, that could happen, no big deal... It happens again... Hmm, that's a little weird, still no really big deal... It happens a third time... OK, now's the time for a major panic attack...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Taxgirl on September 10, 2008, 07:49:29 PM
Die Welle (The wave) - although I watched it in German and didn't understand the whole film, it was a really great movie. Gonna watch it again when it comes to the Hungarian cinemas.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on September 13, 2008, 08:45:04 PM
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A month ago I watched Hancock. It was really nice. Will Smith rocks! :)
i just finished watching hancock...it is a great f***ing movie...a great family movie...will smith helped direct it...and it had charlize theron and jason bateman...two other great thesbians...i recommend this movie...the first half had to drag to bring about plot i figure...see it and enjoy it...  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on September 15, 2008, 07:48:57 AM
Solstice
A few months after her twin sister has committed suicide, Megan spends a few days at her parents' summer house in Louisiana with her friends. She soon finds out that the house is haunted and she thinks the ghost is her sister's. A pretty standard horror story with a nice plot twist. Not bad but not great either. Oh well, it was worth an hour and a half of my Sunday afternoon.

Wind Chill
A female student wants to go home to Delaware for the holidays and gets offered a ride by a male co-student who she doesn't know. During the six hour drive, she finds out that the guy isn't actually from Delaware but that he's obsessed with her and just wanted to spend six hours in a car with her. Then they have an accident on a deserted road and get stuck in the snow. At first this seemed to be a pretty cool psychological thriller, but eventually it turned out to be a far fetched horror story with a crappy ending.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on September 15, 2008, 08:39:17 AM
Not really movies, but I've been watching the TV adaptations of Stephen King's 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes'. Mostly pretty good so far, the episode 'Battleground' about a hitman who is attached by toy soldiers is particularly good. It's rare to see an hour long film without any dialog!

Tonight I might watch the 2004 remake of Salem's Lot. Does anyone know if it's any good? The original is excellent, but seems to be pretty unavailable.
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Post by: The Dude on September 15, 2008, 09:52:41 AM
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Tonight I might watch the 2004 remake of Salem's Lot. Does anyone know if it's any good? The original is excellent, but seems to be pretty unavailable.

It's ok actually. It's a lot closer to the book than the original mini-series of 1979 and Rob Lowe does a good job as Ben Mears.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - I'd say this is a good addition to the Indy saga. I lamented the use of CGI in the film (George Lucas - what else did I expect?) but it was good to see the trademark hat and whip again. Cate Blanchett was sexy as hell in this movie as well.

The Strangers - Don't waste your money. The most pointless exercise in film since the Devil's Rejects.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on September 18, 2008, 01:23:27 AM
Forbideen Kingdom - Funny and Fantasy. Apart from the "reality" bits in the movie, its very good, and entertaining. give it a go  :) Jackie Chan and Jet Lee - awsome together!  8)
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Post by: duane v on September 18, 2008, 01:39:51 AM
Per my daughters recommendation, we attended "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2." Actually it was quite charming :)
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Post by: Joost on September 18, 2008, 08:01:42 AM
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Per my daughters recommendation, we attended "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2." Actually it was quite charming :)

Alexis Bledel is in it, so how could it not be enjoyable?  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on September 23, 2008, 09:14:39 AM
The Langoliers
Very amateurish, the acting and the special effects were terrible. And the final scene was just awkward silly. And who ever came up with the idea that Balki from Perfect Strangers would make a believable bad guy?

The Big One
Rik Mayall in a somewhat serious role, not a very good idea... He should stick to smashing Adrian Edmondson's brains in and vice versa.
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Post by: BlueMeanie on September 23, 2008, 09:38:24 AM
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The Langoliers
Very amateurish, the acting and the special effects were terrible. And the final scene was just awkward silly. And who ever came up with the idea that Balki from Perfect Strangers would make a believable bad guy?

I love Stephen King, but the thought of electricity pylons trashing the earth is just too laughable. Sometimes you can go too far.
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Post by: Joost on September 23, 2008, 09:53:20 AM
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I love Stephen King, but the thought of electricity pylons trashing the earth is just too laughable. Sometimes you can go too far.

Actually they're not trashing the earth, but the past. But I agree, it's certainly not one of his better stories.
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Post by: Bobber on September 23, 2008, 10:00:31 AM
Thanks for the weekly update Joost.
I saw Margot At The Wedding last weekend. Pretty boring, although it featured Nicole Kidman. Probably lots of layers that I didn't pick up!
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on September 23, 2008, 10:04:52 PM
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But I agree, it's certainly not one of his better stories.

you reckon? I loved it! Less gory sci fi more deepness. i'd say. Though the book is much better than the movie. The movie had very wooden acting in it... considering when it was made though...

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Post by: Joost on September 24, 2008, 10:49:05 AM
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you reckon? I loved it! Less gory sci fi more deepness. i'd say. Though the book is much better than the movie. The movie had very wooden acting in it... considering when it was made though...

I agree with you about the acting, but I thought that one of the good things was that they stayed really close to the original story. There weren't too many differences between the book and the movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on September 24, 2008, 11:12:53 AM
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Actually they're not trashing the earth, but the past. But I agree, it's certainly not one of his better stories.

My mistake. It's been a long time! I enjoyed the collection: Four Past Midnight. Has The Sun Dog ever been made into a movie?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on September 27, 2008, 09:58:44 PM
Watched  "The Name Of The Rose" last night , Sean Connery is very good as Brother William of Baskerville .
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Octie on September 28, 2008, 11:29:52 AM
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The Langoliers

Oh yeah, that one... I'm not a big Stephen King fan, or rather not a big horror fan, but I rather liked that one... The one I like quite a bit is the Green Mile. Anyone else likes it? We had to watch it for English class at school. I think it's a really good movie... good story, good acting too 8) Very sad though, in parts...

The last movie I saw was Wall-e. I really liked it! 8) I haven't seen such a good cartoon/animated movie in a long time! It reminded me of those awesome cartoons I used to watch as a kid back in the 90's :)

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Post by: Joost on September 28, 2008, 06:56:33 PM
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The one I like quite a bit is the Green Mile. Anyone else likes it? We had to watch it for English class at school. I think it's a really good movie... good story, good acting too 8) Very sad though, in parts...

Excellent movie!

Illegal Tender
I absolutely hated this one. I had to watch it because I had to write a review (so obviously it got 1 out of 5 stars). The acting was awful, the story was awful, the music was awful (reggaeton and R&B) and I hated the main characters (a spoiled, juvenile brat and his slutty mom) so I really couldn't care less if they got a happy ending or not.

The Spiderwick Chronicles
A good modern day fairytale. The story was OK and the trolls, elves, goblins and ogres looked pretty cool. But for a children's movie (which it basically is) I did think it was maybe a bit too violent at some points.

The Entity
About a woman who frequently gets raped by a ghost. Supposedly based on a true story. Nothing special really.

[REC]
Now this is a great movie. I've seen a whole lot of horror movies, but this was definately one of the scariest ones. I'll admit that I sometimes turn the sound off when a movie gets really scary (they're always subtitled anyway), I think that in total I had the sound off for about 10-15 minutes during this movie... It's Spanish, but don't let that be a reason to not go see it. It starts off with a female TV reporter, Angela, and her camera man Pablo who follow a couple of local fireman during their night shift. That night they get locked up in an appartment building where some really weird things are happening. The entire movie is made as if it's filmed by Pablo, so you really get the feeling that you're trapped in the building with these people.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on September 28, 2008, 07:46:55 PM
The last movie I saw was Bridget Jones's Diary. I had seen it before, and I still think it's a rather enjoyable film, even for a chick flick. Hugh Grant or Colin Firth- the most difficult decision a woman can make!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Andy Smith on September 29, 2008, 02:38:08 PM
well, i watched The Hustler last night in tribute to Paul Newman!  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on September 29, 2008, 07:06:54 PM
What do you think of the film Fountain?
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on September 29, 2008, 07:25:08 PM
Drillbit Taylor...hilarious!
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Post by: BlueMeanie on September 29, 2008, 08:49:31 PM
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What do you think of the film Fountain?

Like Joost, I'm a horror/thriller fan, but I'd never heard of The Fountain so I looked it up. Sounds intriguing, I'll have to search it out.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on September 29, 2008, 09:03:45 PM
Seriously, it`s a good film, but one has to watch it twice. A lot of things escape during the first watch. It is very strange, but I know great fans of that film. Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz are starring. Hugh did a great job, fantastic. What I am also drawn by to this film is the soundtrack. Its force.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on September 30, 2008, 05:48:22 AM
21 - It's really good. Jim Sturgess is an amazing actor.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on October 01, 2008, 07:07:56 PM
At last I`ve seen Mamma Mia! Very good film, full of songs and laughter! After the film all ABBA songs kept coming to my mind, and my favourite one suppressing them all! It is Honey, Honey, kiss me baby aha, honey, honey...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on October 01, 2008, 07:57:35 PM
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - great movie. I love history so I highly suggest this.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on October 03, 2008, 12:16:19 AM
Bought "Logans Run " and  "WestWorld " today on DVD first time both these films have been avalible on DVD in the UK .
Spent a very enjoyable evening watching these  brilliant films (smile)(smoking3)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on October 04, 2008, 08:46:12 AM
I'm watching "Hitchcock's The British Years box set " at the moment .
It's got Hitchcocks first film "The Pleasure Garden"(1925) included, i had never seen this silent film before which he made in Germany when he was 25 .
I found this film quite facinating 70 minutes of really strange flickering images , it's like looking into a forgotten world , it's set in the music hall's of the 20's , the storey revolves around two men falling in love with the same chorus girl , the scantly clad "Virginia Villi" , she drives these two men mad with desire with her strange erotic dancing .
It's like watching one of those old "What The Butler Saw Films " .
Film censorship had obviously not fully taken over at this point in film history , young Hitchcock brings to the screen quite a saucy romp .
Many of the sexual obsession themes of his later work , you can see in embryo in this film.
 "The Pleasure Garden " is a real insight into this great directors mind .
It's also got a wild musical score by "Lee Erwin" played on one of those old cinema organs , which i really enjoyed .
It's well worth a watch this film if your a fan of Hitchcock , truely a facinating bit of film history .
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on October 04, 2008, 06:21:36 PM
I`ve seen the new film Burn After Reading (not sure of the translation). It`s good and a bit crazy. Liked it.
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Post by: DoBotherMe on October 04, 2008, 08:18:39 PM
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I'm watching "Hitchcock's The British Years box set " at the moment .

Hi Dave, I've wondered about that set. I figured I wouldn't be disappointed even if some were silent because it's HITCHCOCK! With your endorsement I'll probably so ahead and make the purchase. Thanks! Dana ; )
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Post by: Geoff on October 05, 2008, 12:41:04 AM
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I'm watching "Hitchcock's The British Years box set " at the moment .
It's well worth a watch this film if your a fan of Hitchcock , truely a facinating bit of film history .

I'll have to go look for it. I saw North By Northwest again a week or so ago, and it knocked me out. Hitchcock's one of those guys whose construction and artfulness are so solid that his films often get better with repeated viewings.  :)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 05, 2008, 04:51:25 AM
Remembering Paul Newman in Exodus

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I can spot one a mile away.

Would you mind looking into my eye? It feels like a cinder.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on October 05, 2008, 09:06:09 AM
Dana & Geoff
I think this Hitchcock box set is brilliant  you get 10 films .
 The Lodger ,The 39 Steps ,Sabotage,Young and Innocent ,The Lady Vanishes and Jamaica Inn , have all been digitally restored the picture and sound quility is superb .
I only had a copy of 39 Steps on DVD prior to this release , so i'm seeing these films for the first time in many years .
I watched The Lady Vanishes yesterday afternoon and i must say the restoration of this film is outstanding , last time i saw this on TV it was such a bad copy it was so grainy and scratched , but this version has brought the film back to life , this 70 year old film now looks and sounds wonderful .
The Lady Vanishes i think is one of Hitchcocks best films the acting ,script and directing are fantastic you can see why Hollywood wanted him , it's a masterclass in film making Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave the leads are every bit as good as Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in the Hollywood films in my opinion , they just sparkle in every scene .
There are some great extra's also inparticular the "Aquarius " documentery Alfred The Great which is a 60 minute film of Hitchcock on the set of "Frenzy" you see Hitchcock in 70's London directing this film , he's also interviewed at length in the studio about is life and films and  it's in colour .
I bought this collection at HMV for 25 pounds , which i think is outstanding value .
Well worth the money .(smile)(thumbsup)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on October 05, 2008, 02:54:39 PM
^ That's only about 50 dollars. The 39 Steps is a fine film I saw years ago when I was in college, and you're the second person whose told me to go see The Lady Vanishes. Have to get off my arse and go look.  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on October 05, 2008, 05:36:48 PM
I've just watched Hitchcock's "The Lodger" Geoff can't describe how impressed i am with this silent masterpiece , the people who have restored this film have done a brilliant job , it's one of the most haunting and sinister films i ever seen .
Some stills from "The Lodger" it's simply stunning (thumbsup)

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Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on October 06, 2008, 06:45:31 AM
Shrooms
The familiar old horror story yet again: a few young, good looking people go camping in the woods and get slaughtered one by one. They tried to give it a twist by adding the fact that one of the women ate some kind of magic mushroom which enables here to see all the murders before they actually happen. But that can't change the fact that it's basically still the same old story and not even one of the better versions of it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: sewi on October 06, 2008, 10:00:37 AM
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[REC]
Now this is a great movie. I've seen a whole lot of horror movies, but this was definately one of the scariest ones. I'll admit that I sometimes turn the sound off when a movie gets really scary (they're always subtitled anyway), I think that in total I had the sound off for about 10-15 minutes during this movie... It's Spanish, but don't let that be a reason to not go see it. It starts off with a female TV reporter, Angela, and her camera man Pablo who follow a couple of local fireman during their night shift. That night they get locked up in an appartment building where some really weird things are happening. The entire movie is made as if it's filmed by Pablo, so you really get the feeling that you're trapped in the building with these people.

Very good hooror movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: sewi on October 06, 2008, 10:01:41 AM
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Shrooms
The familiar old horror story yet again: a few young, good looking people go camping in the woods and get slaughtered one by one. They tried to give it a twist by adding the fact that one of the women ate some kind of magic mushroom which enables here to see all the murders before they actually happen. But that can't change the fact that it's basically still the same old story and not even one of the better versions of it.

Agree.The end brings you a different point of view about the reality of the story but it does not save the script.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kevin on October 06, 2008, 02:48:26 PM
There will be blood.
This completely baffled me. I like movies that go outside the box and this was wonderful to look at and listen to. But it lacked a hero, everyone was a villian, people come and go and so many threads were left untied. From what I could see it wsas neither a story of fall from grace or redemption. The critics loved it, but then they would. Strange.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on October 07, 2008, 06:20:57 PM
What do you think of Burn After Reading?
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Post by: Joost on October 12, 2008, 04:57:41 PM
Pet Sematary
Not good, not too bad... The story is mediocre and the movie looks like it was made for TV... Even though it wasn't...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on October 14, 2008, 03:09:52 PM
A Hard Day's Night

Fab
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: freakchic9 on October 15, 2008, 01:07:39 AM
Chicago
It's a great movie. Even though I always miss the first 10-15 minutes, it has really catchy songs and I love the time frame it's in.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on October 15, 2008, 01:30:50 AM
I love Chicago!!! Good movie! Good songs! Good message!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on October 18, 2008, 08:45:48 PM
I`ve seen This Is England on DVD. About skinheads, terrible. The only thing I find strange is that Shaun throws the flag of England into the water and it sinks. What does that mean?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: freakchic9 on October 18, 2008, 10:18:58 PM
Across The Universe.

Cute movie. Most of the covered songs were slowed down and were boring. They did, however, did justice to some of the songs. The plot was great, and the actors were, too. And Joe Anderson, who plays Max, is some major eye candy!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on October 19, 2008, 02:25:49 AM
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And Joe Anderson, who plays Max, is some major eye candy!

lol, eye candy's an understatement!
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Post by: freakchic9 on October 19, 2008, 02:32:42 AM
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lol, eye candy's an understatement!

I said "major eye candy".
But what would YOU call him?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on October 19, 2008, 02:54:22 AM
You know how they call that dude off of Grey's Anatomy McDreamy?  Well, he's my McDreamy.  I have a thing for "creative" guys
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: freakchic9 on October 19, 2008, 02:57:32 AM
Can't we just call him a "Hottie"? Possibly with a body?
PLEASE?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on October 26, 2008, 03:23:21 AM
just got done watching billy jack...great 70s movie...QkDE8mWJWOA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkDE8mWJWOA)
DygRFg4dZGM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DygRFg4dZGM) watch it here..........http://www.watch-movies.net/movies/billy_jack/
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on October 26, 2008, 07:50:45 AM
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I`ve seen This Is England on DVD. About skinheads, terrible. The only thing I find strange is that Shaun throws the flag of England into the water and it sinks. What does that mean?

I haven't seen it, but I imagine it's meant as a metaphor for death.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on October 26, 2008, 08:54:25 AM
Casino Royale. A great Bond movie. Probably my favorite.
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Post by: Geoff on October 26, 2008, 01:00:43 PM
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Casino Royale. A great Bond movie. Probably my favorite.

It was the best Bond in ages, I thought. Is Quantum of Solace out anywhere yet?

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on October 26, 2008, 10:12:09 PM
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It was the best Bond in ages, I thought. Is Quantum of Solace out anywhere yet?


I think it's out here in the States next month.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on October 26, 2008, 11:23:58 PM
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I think it's out here in the States next month.

Yeah the buzz is building for it already!!  I'm not sure if I'm gonna see it yet...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on October 27, 2008, 12:29:57 PM
The Happening
I really used to be a fan of M. Night Shyamalan's work. "The Sixth Sense", "Unbreakable" and "The Village" were excellent. But "Lady in the Water" was a huge dissapointment and this one's even worse. Shyamalan basically made a movie of an idea for a story instead of an actual story...

The Darjeeling Limited
About three brothers who are traveling through India by train. It looks like a comedy, but it isn't funny, so in the end it's just weird. The story really doesn't go anywhere.

Starship Troopers 3
OK, this was pretty much the other way around: this one is funny while it's not meant to be a comedy. Childish story, amateurish execution, so it's probably destined to become a cult hit.

Requiem for a Dream
Very good, impressive movie, but pretty depressing...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on November 02, 2008, 10:57:37 AM
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
I think it's a reasonable addition to the first three movies. Harrison Ford still pulls it off, he doesn't really come off as an old man. One thing that annoyed me a bit though was that the characters just for some reason kept falling from great heights and that nobody ever had even a scratch. If the plot is unrealistic, it doesn't mean that every element of the story has to be unrealistic...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on November 03, 2008, 12:52:14 AM
Bourne Identity. Great movie, had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Now I have to see the next 2!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Penny Lane on November 03, 2008, 01:32:19 AM
My hubby likes James Bond a lot, so I decided to watch some films that he had borrowed.

First I watched "Live and Let Die" (take a wild guess why  :P ) and I thought it was.....eh.  I don't like Roger Moore for some reason, and the storyline was kind of dumb.  Great theme song, though!  (*cough cough cough*)

Then I saw "From Russia With Love" and thought that Sean Connery was a better Bond than Moore.  However, I'm pretty much convinced at this point that James Bond needs to check into rehab for sex addicts (hehe).  He always needs to be humping somebody.   ;D

I saw "Casino Royale" starring Daniel Craig when it first came out in theaters.  Although I'm not a big Bond fan, I thought it was a very well-done film, and Craig did an awesome job.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on November 03, 2008, 07:56:56 AM
Comandante
A documentary by Oliver Stone. These are 90 minutes of the 30 hours of interviews that Stone did with Fidel Castro a few years ago. I think it's a bit too chaotic and it's annoying to constantly hear the interpreter talking through it, but it certainly is an interesting historical document. Cause if you like him or not, Fidel is a living legend, and it's certainly interesting to hear him talk about his coup, Che Guevara, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Kennedy...
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Post by: Octie on November 03, 2008, 12:43:59 PM
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I saw "Casino Royale" starring Daniel Craig when it first came out in theaters.  Although I'm not a big Bond fan, I thought it was a very well-done film, and Craig did an awesome job.

Yeah, I liked Casino Royale too. Looking forward to Quantum of Solace 8)

Last one I saw (today actually) was The Duchess. To be honest I didn't really enjoy it because the story is so sad. I felt awful for the duchess herself :( Being forced to marry someone she didn't love, nor did he love her, for the sole purpose of "social standing" and "producing an heir", and having to tolerate her husband's affairs, selfishness, and worse... :(  I suppose it was the fate of many women back then, and it was considered normal or something, but that whole situation really annoyed me. And I seriously wanted to throw popcorn, or something heavier, at Ralph Fiennes' character >:( What a complete..... grrrr!! >:(
But, the acting was very good, and nice costume/set design too :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bobber on November 03, 2008, 12:49:13 PM
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One thing that annoyed me a bit though was that the characters just for some reason kept falling from great heights and that nobody ever had even a scratch.

Sounds like the A-Team.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on November 03, 2008, 01:31:51 PM
Quote from: 56
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
I think it's a reasonable addition to the first three movies. Harrison Ford still pulls it off, he doesn't really come off as an old man. One thing that annoyed me a bit though was that the characters just for some reason kept falling from great heights and that nobody ever had even a scratch. If the plot is unrealistic, it doesn't mean that every element of the story has to be unrealistic...

GAHHHHH I still haven't seen it!!!!  My sister and her now ex went to see it while I was at work.  I guess I'll have to rent it or something.  I think the last movie that I saw (in theaters) was the Star Wars: Clone Wars.  I don't know if I already talked about it but it was exactly like the tv show that they had out a few years ago.  I think it would have been much better if they had actual people instead of the animation.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on November 03, 2008, 08:32:41 PM
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GAHHHHH I still haven't seen it!!!!  My sister and her now ex went to see it while I was at work.  I guess I'll have to rent it or something.  I think the last movie that I saw (in theaters) was the Star Wars: Clone Wars.  I don't know if I already talked about it but it was exactly like the tv show that they had out a few years ago.  I think it would have been much better if they had actual people instead of the animation.

I am a huge Star Wars fan and that Clone Wars movie disappointed me greatly because it didn't feel like Star Wars to me at all but at the same time you can easily tell that it was made for kids.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on November 03, 2008, 09:08:06 PM
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I am a huge Star Wars fan and that Clone Wars movie disappointed me greatly because it didn't feel like Star Wars to me at all but at the same time you can easily tell that it was made for kids.

hey, I guess if it turns kids to the Star Wars side then I'm all for it!  LOL, it'll be bad when I have kids...  They'll be raised on the Beatles and Star Wars!

The whole Jaba's uncle...  WTF?????
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on November 03, 2008, 09:08:57 PM
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hey, I guess if it turns kids to the Star Wars side then I'm all for it!  LOL, it'll be bad when I have kids...  They'll be raised on the Beatles and Star Wars!

The whole Jaba's uncle...  WTF?????

LOL I am pretty sure that wasn't an Uncle at all...unless it was a drag queen Uncle.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on November 03, 2008, 09:11:54 PM
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LOL I am pretty sure that wasn't an Uncle at all...unless it was a drag queen Uncle.

I remember them calling him "Uncle"...  It was really awakward.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on November 03, 2008, 09:16:11 PM
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I remember them calling him "Uncle"...  It was really awakward.

I know. The voice wasn't manly at all.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on November 08, 2008, 09:15:49 PM
The last Bond movie. I liked it very much. What I liked in that movie most of all was Bond himself.
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Post by: Joost on November 09, 2008, 04:17:46 PM
Shutter
I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, despite all the bad reviews. It wasn't as good as I hope, but still a lot better than most critics said.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on November 09, 2008, 05:57:56 PM
Forgetting Sarah Marshall: This movie was very funny, and the acting was great. I was especially impressed by Kristen Bell's performance. It was a little bit rauncy, but otherwise, I really enjoyed it.
Tropic Thunder: Okay, this movie was not what I was expecting AT ALL. It was hilarious! I thought it was going to be more of a celebration of Holywood, but it really turned out to be a twisted yet accurate satire. I would highly recommend it for movie buffs.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on November 09, 2008, 10:26:24 PM
HSM3 - It made me miss high school!!!  LOL yeah I know, High School Musical but I couldn't resist!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on November 10, 2008, 03:41:12 AM
FHz_HvpOHO8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHz_HvpOHO8)
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Post by: Geoff on November 10, 2008, 04:38:05 AM
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FHz_HvpOHO8 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHz_HvpOHO8[/url])


It could have been an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man. Wow.   ;D

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 12, 2008, 08:16:42 PM
Rented a DVD of 'The Flock' with Richard Gere. The gimmicks introduced by the producer/director almost made it unwatchable, but it was quite a seedy film with a place where all sorts of perversions take place, including chopping off the hands and feet of girls and, in one case, stripping off her face. It's like these new type horror movies which dwell on mutilation and torture, particularly of groups of young girls. There must be something wrong with people who can enjoy these - but they must be popular because they keep on making additional Saw and Hotel movies. I prefer the type of fantasy horror, such as the Hammer movies. I watched The Devil Rides Out again the other night and really enjoyed it
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Post by: Jane on November 12, 2008, 08:33:36 PM
Have just seen Wag The Dog. Politics is a dirty business!
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Post by: jrbassman712 on November 13, 2008, 10:19:15 PM
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Have just seen Wag The Dog. Politics is a dirty business!

That movie made me suspicious of everything!

Lol

Do you think it's based on real events?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 14, 2008, 09:00:42 AM
What happens when some of your favourite movies are re-made? How do they compare with the original. There are various trends in Hollywood, one is to make a feature film from a former television series, another is to film a remake. I haven't bothered to see the remake of 'The Wicker Man', but I bet it isn't as good as the original. The remake of 'Get Carter' was bad, the remake of 'The Italian Job' was a completely different film, using only the title, the remake of 'The Lady Killers' was abominable. At the moment they seem to be re-making every science fiction movie that was released in the Fifties.
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Post by: Geoff on November 14, 2008, 10:17:11 AM
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What happens when some of your favourite movies are re-made? How do they compare with the original. There are various trends in Hollywood, one is to make a feature film from a former television series, another is to film a remake. I haven't bothered to see the remake of 'The Wicker Man', but I bet it isn't as good as the original. The remake of 'Get Carter' was bad, the remake of 'The Italian Job' was a completely different film, using only the title, the remake of 'The Lady Killers' was abominable. At the moment they seem to be re-making every science fiction movie that was released in the Fifties.

Agree very much. But let me turn the question around: can anybody think of a movie of which the remake was better than the original? There must be some, but I'm stumped.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on November 14, 2008, 01:24:49 PM
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Agree very much. But let me turn the question around: can anybody think of a movie of which the remake was better than the original?

The Amityville Horror.

The original was bad, the remake also wasn't great but it did have some of the creepiest, most chilling horror scenes I've ever seen.
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Post by: Jane on November 14, 2008, 08:11:38 PM
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That movie made me suspicious of everything!

Lol

Do you think it's based on real events?

The techniques shown in the film are certainly employed in politics and during the elections because nobody is going to give up power just like that...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 14, 2008, 11:15:44 PM
Maybe it's an unfair comparison - but 'Ben Hur'!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on November 15, 2008, 09:35:57 AM
Went to see the new Bond "Quantum Of Solace" last night really enjoyed it , not quit as good as "Casino Royale" but still a good Bond film .
Daniel Craig continues to grow into the role of Bond , he's very good , hope he doe's a few more .
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on November 15, 2008, 09:45:11 AM
Casino Royale (2006) is much better than the spoof version from  1967 Geoff ?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on November 15, 2008, 10:05:50 AM
Quote from: 1161

Agree very much. But let me turn the question around: can anybody think of a movie of which the remake was better than the original? There must be some, but I'm stumped.


I thought the remake of Cape Fear with Robert De Niro far superior to the wooden acting of the original with Robert Mitchum.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 15, 2008, 10:52:25 AM
Talking of Bond, wasn't Sean Connery's 'Never Say Never Again' a re-make of one of his previous Bond outings - and how do you think it compared with the original?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on November 15, 2008, 11:45:16 AM
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Talking of Bond, wasn't Sean Connery's 'Never Say Never Again' a re-make of one of his previous Bond outings - and how do you think it compared with the original?

It's a remake of Thunderball.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on November 15, 2008, 12:59:42 PM
I think Thunderball was better , but "Never Say Never Again" is not a bad film , it's as good in my opinion as some of the offical Bond films ?
It's better than "A View To A kill " for a start , dear old Roger was way to old for the Bond role by then .
EON should buy the film and make it an offical Bond ?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on November 15, 2008, 01:27:42 PM
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Casino Royale (2006) is much better than the spoof version from  1967 Geoff ?

Okay, that blows me out of the water completely. It's light years ahead of the original.  ;D

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Post by: Geoff on November 15, 2008, 01:45:17 PM
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Talking of Bond, wasn't Sean Connery's 'Never Say Never Again' a re-make of one of his previous Bond outings - and how do you think it compared with the original?


Yes, and it was the outcome (or maybe just one installment) of a long-running dispute (http://www.universalexports.net/00Sony.shtml) between Kevin McClory and the Eon group. I think Thunderball is better, but Never Say Never Again is arguably better paced.  :)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on November 15, 2008, 01:47:41 PM
I'll have to go look for the Cape Fear and Amityville remakes. Through some odd process I've managed to see the originals but not the new versions.
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Post by: DaveRam on November 15, 2008, 02:08:08 PM
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Okay, that blows me out of the water completely. It's light years ahead of the original.  ;D


There are not many remake's i can think off Geoff that are better but Casino Royale certainly is , having said that the 60's version doe's have some charm .
George Clooney is doing a remake of Hitchcock's "The Birds" , so i understand , wish they would leave well alone, it will be a CGI nightmare i think  .


(thumbsdown)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on November 15, 2008, 02:31:39 PM
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There are not many remake's i can think off Geoff that are better but Casino Royale certainly is , having said that the 60's version doe's have some charm .

It does, actually, in a loose episodic sort of way; but it completely falls apart at the end.

Can't imagine why George Clooney or anyone else would want to take on Hitchcock. It could easily be a career-damaging fiasco.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on November 15, 2008, 03:21:22 PM
just got done watching a movie called red......it's about a man and his dog....great teary movie...if this don't make your girl weep...then kick that b**** to the curb buddy she's heartless...heres a link....http://www.megavideo.com/?v=P0DHERPA
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 15, 2008, 03:28:38 PM
What about the re-make of 'Psycho'
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on November 15, 2008, 03:45:09 PM
it seems that weather the remake of a movie is better or not is purely a personal opinion or a bunch of them..to say one is better than the other is personal conjecture....let's say we think about the time and situation inplay when a movie gets released compared to the life and times happening when the remake comes along........that being said i believe critics are a contrived sort of job and i have no use for them...that being said i do value peoples personal opinions that i am accquainted with...that's includes people here....so go watch red.lol
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on November 15, 2008, 03:47:20 PM
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What about the re-make of 'Psycho'

I heard that it was a shot-by-shot reconstruction of Hitchcock's; not so much as a re-make as a copy. It was probably an instructive exercise for the director, but I don't know what the advantage would be for audiences. I haven't seen it myself.  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Penny Lane on November 15, 2008, 06:22:16 PM
My hubby went out to see Quantum of Solace and liked it.  I didn't watch it, but I'm posting this because I heard that the redheaded Bond girl in the film was named Strawberry Fields...ooooh.  Supposedly she was never mentioned by her full name during the movie (my husband said she was only called "Ms. Fields"), but I thought that was a cool Beatles reference to drop in!  

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0111986/
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on November 15, 2008, 07:38:32 PM
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My hubby went out to see Quantum of Solace and liked it.  I didn't watch it, but I'm posting this because I heard that the redheaded Bond girl in the film was named Strawberry Fields...ooooh.  Supposedly she was never mentioned by her full name during the movie (my husband said she was only called "Ms. Fields"), but I thought that was a cool Beatles reference to drop in!  

[url]http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0111986/[/url]


What`s wrong with me? I didn`t notice any redheaded girls! Maybe you are confusing something?
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Post by: Penny Lane on November 15, 2008, 08:10:49 PM
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What`s wrong with me? I didn`t notice any redheaded girls! Maybe you are confusing something?


Are you sure you didn't confuse my reference with Casino Royale....?  :(  Anyhow, this is the girl I was referring to:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/heavenlymonster/quantumofsolacepic12.jpg)
She looks like a redhead to me...

There are more photos of Strawberry Fields on this page:  http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0111986/mediaindex

Hope that helps, Jane!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on November 15, 2008, 08:33:33 PM
Yes, I saw the movie 8 days ago and the girl wasn`t that redheaded or it is that i just don`t remember exactly what the colour was, cause she appeared in an episode. And she isn`t Bond`s girl, the main one. I immediately pictured The Spanish blackhaired girl played by Olga Kurilenko.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 16, 2008, 01:57:03 AM
I watched The Transformer 2 tonight and just after, switched to another channel and there was the remake of 'The Omen'. Why bother remaking it? The cast couldn't match Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and Mia Farrow couldn't send shivers down your spine like Billie Whitelaw.  We also watched the Spanish film 'The Orphanage.'
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Oh Pineapple on November 16, 2008, 02:00:13 AM
The Omen is so out there.
I hate scary movies haa haa.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 16, 2008, 10:07:02 AM
Still on the subject of remakes, wasn't Nicole Kidman's 'The Invasion' the third re-make of 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers'? Watch out for remakes of Forbidden Planet, The Day The Earth Stood Still and When Worlds Collide.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on November 16, 2008, 10:11:31 AM
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I think Thunderball was better , but "Never Say Never Again" is not a bad film , it's as good in my opinion as some of the offical Bond films ?
It's better than "A View To A kill " for a start , dear old Roger was way to old for the Bond role by then .
EON should buy the film and make it an offical Bond ?

It seems that through a series of aquisitions and mergers, 'Never Say Never' is under the same roof as all the other Bond films.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on November 16, 2008, 02:06:53 PM
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Still on the subject of remakes, wasn't Nicole Kidman's 'The Invasion' the third re-make of 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers'?


It was, and apparently a stiff, too (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/invasion/).  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 16, 2008, 07:16:52 PM
I loved the original 'The Thing From Another World', although the monochrome version on DVD has more atmosphere than the colorised version. The remake 'The Thing' was also a very good film. Which proves the point that someone made about the differences in re-makes and how both the original and the remake could have their good points.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on November 17, 2008, 07:54:55 PM
I enjoyed 99 Francs. A great movie!!! The dark side of advertising.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on November 18, 2008, 09:11:37 AM
I watched "Prince Caspian" Disney's second instalment of The Chronicles Of Narnia , i really enjoyed the film it's much darker than the previous film The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe , which i also enjoyed.
Lucy , Peter ,Susan and Edmund are real killing machine's in this one , the body count is quite high for Disney.
Director Andrew Adamson skillfully directs his young cast of actors again and the CGI effects are brilliant .
A really enjoyable fantasy film , well worth a watch.
I loved the Narnia books as a kid , it's great to see these books filmed so well, makes this big kid happy (thumbsup)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on November 18, 2008, 10:49:58 PM
Went to the cinema on Sunday with my mate and saw Max Payne we didn't like the film that much
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 19, 2008, 04:24:28 PM
Talking of remakes, what about the remakes of TV series. It seems that the majority of TV series have ended up as feature films. How do they compare with the originals? I haven't seen Get Smart, so I wouldn't know. The Avengers was awful. We've had Maverick, the Dukes of Hazzard, the Beverly Hillbillies, the Adams Family, My Favourite Martian and scores of others. How many can you remember?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 20, 2008, 10:12:19 PM
were Hammer Films the first company to begin making features from TV series with the Quatermass movies? Also, in the 70s they turned to lots of TV series. Numerous British TV series were turned into features - Steptoe & Son, the Likely Lads, Nearest & Dearest, On The Buses and so on. Just how many American TV series ended up as features - recent ones include Bewitched.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on November 20, 2008, 10:26:29 PM
^^man, the Bewitched movie was terrible!!!  Like come on, Will Farrel and Nicole Kidman, you'd expect better!!


Last movie I saw was Saw 5 - possibly the most disgusting, disturbing and twisted movie I've ever seen!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 21, 2008, 09:30:02 AM
The basic trouble with the 'Bewitched' movie was the plot. When is series 7 and 8 due out on DVD? Incidentally, when you think of re-makes, there is also the case of TV series being re-made as TV series, such as 'Battlestar Galactica.' I believe there were others. I haven't seen any of the 'saw' movies and don't intent to - I'll also steer clear of the 'Hostel' movies and other 'saw up and torture young girls' films which now seem to have replaced the traditional horror movies which wered originally made to scare not nauseate you.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on November 21, 2008, 01:35:29 PM
Yeah I know what you mean Bill.  Like "The Others" was an ok horror movie, except for the fact that I laughed through most of it!

I haven't seen Battlestar Galactica, I'd probably like it but I've never really gotten a chance to see it.  I didn't even know it was a remake actually!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 21, 2008, 03:09:30 PM
Just seen a Spanish movie 'The Orphanage.' I think such pictures may need a different tag than 'horror.' My son is running the 'Battlestar Galactica' convention in London. Have a look at his site www.starfury.co.uk
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Octie on November 23, 2008, 09:22:04 AM
Last one I saw was Quantum of Solace. It was quite good, although I still prefer Casino Royale 8)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on November 23, 2008, 03:43:06 PM
Just saw "Into the Wild". I'm usually not a fan of movies that are that long (150 minutes), but it really never got boring. Pretty impressive movie, but I do believe that the critics who said that the real Christopher McCandless was probably an idiot more than he was a hero may have a point...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on November 23, 2008, 04:45:17 PM
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Just saw "Into the Wild". I'm usually not a fan of movies that are that long (150 minutes), but it really never got boring. Pretty impressive movie, but I do believe that the critics who said that the real Christopher McCandless was probably an idiot more than he was a hero may have a point...

I really loved that movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on November 23, 2008, 05:09:00 PM
Watched 'The Dark Knight' for a second time last night. It was a bit overlong, the Harvey Dent part seemed almost like another movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on November 23, 2008, 07:12:21 PM
Actually, the guy that played Harvey Dent signed on to do the next one, so his story line isn't quite over yet!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on December 02, 2008, 03:25:21 PM
I really want to see Role Models.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: colleengirl95 on December 02, 2008, 11:49:58 PM
I just watched Twilight it was a good movie :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on December 03, 2008, 03:40:19 PM
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Like "The Others" was an ok horror movie, except for the fact that I laughed through most of it!

Why? "The Others" is an excellent movie... And it has one of the best plot twists ever...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on December 03, 2008, 08:02:00 PM
I also liked The Others.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Arthur Mullard on December 03, 2008, 08:06:38 PM
The other what?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on December 03, 2008, 08:25:03 PM
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Why? "The Others" is an excellent movie... And it has one of the best plot twists ever...

I think it's ok in that I was honestly laughing through it
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on December 03, 2008, 08:45:06 PM
really Judy? but it`s scary!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on December 03, 2008, 08:51:16 PM
I didn't find it that scary....  I don't know what that means :-/ lol
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 03, 2008, 09:12:39 PM
I didn't think The Others was scary. Clever, but not scary.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on December 04, 2008, 02:26:28 AM
I've got this one on DVD, but when it's shown on TV, just HAVE to watch!!!  "Kelly's Heroes"...1970...Clint Eastwood and a whole bunch of Hollywood faves.............this is just the "BEST" war movie/comedy, I think, ever............
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on December 04, 2008, 03:01:17 AM
The Others was ok. I dont really remember much of it... but i remember that I did like it

Last movie I saw was Quantum of solace... not the best, i must say. Didnt like the plot (which was hardly there), didnt like the new Bond girl.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on December 04, 2008, 08:47:42 AM
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I didn't think The Others was scary. Clever, but not scary.

I agree.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Penny Lane on December 04, 2008, 09:36:38 AM
I liked "The Others" too.  My friends were bored during it, though.

The last movie I watched was "Big" with Tom Hanks being a man with the soul of a child.  Very sweet and fun movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on December 04, 2008, 10:22:28 AM
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The last movie I watched was "Big" with Tom Hanks being a man with the soul of a child.  Very sweet and fun movie.

That type of movies was a bit of a hype in the 80s, wasn't it? A lot of movies with a nearly similar concept (people suddenly being trapped in a different body) came out then... Of the top of my head: Big, Like Father Like Son, 18 Again, Vice Versa, Switch...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: The Swine on December 04, 2008, 10:26:18 AM
is the latest 007 any good?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on December 04, 2008, 10:56:32 AM
'The Others' has a plot twist which is amazingly like the one in 'The Sixth Sense.'
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on December 05, 2008, 02:50:54 AM
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" with Johnny Depp.  Awesome!!!!  I liked, and ALWAYS watched the original with Gene Wilder as "Wonka".......the chocolate dude.  But I LOVE this interp by Tim Burton and his "muse" Johnny Depp.  Very, very good movie.  IMHO.............anything Tim Burton and Johnny Depp did, it's worth the watch.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on December 06, 2008, 05:03:15 AM
Saw "Twilight" tonight. Is it just me, or are people just used to being sold crap and thinking it's quality anymore? I mean, what's with all the hype? Epic love story? What's it based on some Harlequin type romance novel? Meh. Was about the quality of a TV movie. And if I hear one more comparison to "The Lost Boys" I'll scream. I mean, B movie or not, that one was actually entertaining. I don't know, maybe I'm missing something.

I think a Cobain quote is in need here:

"I wish I was like you. Easily amused."
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Penny Lane on December 06, 2008, 08:22:40 AM
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That type of movies was a bit of a hype in the 80s, wasn't it? A lot of movies with a nearly similar concept (people suddenly being trapped in a different body) came out then... Of the top of my head: Big, Like Father Like Son, 18 Again, Vice Versa, Switch...

Yes, I think you're right.  A lot of 80's movies seem to have people living in strange fantasy situations.
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Post by: Jane on December 06, 2008, 09:40:32 PM
Have seen WOMEN today. i didn`t like the film, it`s repetition of something i have already seen. BTW not a single man is seen in the film, nowhere absolutely nowhere...
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Post by: aspinall_lover on December 07, 2008, 12:29:37 AM
I'm currently watching "The Wedding Singer" with Adam Sandler and I can NEVER get enough of this movie!!!!  I love all the '80's songs/style/clothes.............I LIVED IT during those years and it brings back fantastic memories...........
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on December 07, 2008, 11:16:32 AM
Hancock: I liked the first half, I thought it was a good comedy. Then halfway through they tried to turn it into a more serious movie and that wasn't a very good idea as the story is actually pretty silly and far-fetched. They just should've made it a full-on comedy, it would've been MUCH better then.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on December 07, 2008, 03:06:38 PM
I'm going to see Role Models this afternoon.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on December 07, 2008, 05:21:34 PM
Watched " Altered States" last night from 1980 , William Hurt looks so young ,it's very trippy  , but it is a Ken Russell film .
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on December 09, 2008, 05:50:10 PM
I just bought The Dark Knight on dvd so I'm watching that now  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on December 15, 2008, 06:28:30 PM
SEAN BOUGHT THE BLUERAY OF 'MAMA MIA' BECAUSE HE THOUGHT SHE MIGHT LIKE IT! WE ALL WATCHED IT  WITH UNBELIEVING EYES. ONE THING IT DID REMIND ME OF - 'BUONA SERIA MRS CAMPBELL. THE GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA FILM IN WHICH THREE MEN ALL THINK THEY ARE A GIRL'S FATHER BECAUSE THEY ALL HAD, UNKNOWN TO EACH OTHER, AN AFFAIR WITH THE MOTHER AROUND THE SAME TIME.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 15, 2008, 07:09:33 PM
Not a movie, but a mini-series. Anyone seen 'Dead Set'? Apparently zombies invade the set of Big Brother. According to reviews, it's very good. I couldn't think of a better fate for Big Brother!
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Post by: Sondra on December 17, 2008, 02:19:24 AM
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Not a movie, but a mini-series. Anyone seen 'Dead Set'? Apparently zombies invade the set of Big Brother. According to reviews, it's very good. I couldn't think of a better fate for Big Brother!

I've never heard of it. But I love zombie movies. Is it British made? Cuz if so, I'm sure I'll never see it. Unless BBC America puts it on.
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Post by: BlueMeanie on December 17, 2008, 02:23:07 PM
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I've never heard of it. But I love zombie movies. Is it British made? Cuz if so, I'm sure I'll never see it. Unless BBC America puts it on.

It's British. It's actually on an American site that I download TV progs from called Free TV Down, so it may well have been shown over there already.
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Post by: DaveRam on December 17, 2008, 05:30:23 PM
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SEAN BOUGHT THE BLUERAY OF 'MAMA MIA' BECAUSE HE THOUGHT SHE MIGHT LIKE IT! WE ALL WATCHED IT  WITH UNBELIEVING EYES. ONE THING IT DID REMIND ME OF - 'BUONA SERIA MRS CAMPBELL. THE GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA FILM IN WHICH THREE MEN ALL THINK THEY ARE A GIRL'S FATHER BECAUSE THEY ALL HAD, UNKNOWN TO EACH OTHER, AN AFFAIR WITH THE MOTHER AROUND THE SAME TIME.


I've got to suffer this movie tonight Bill
(teeth1)
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Post by: BlueMeanie on December 20, 2008, 09:47:47 AM
Mrs. BM came home with this last night:

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g299/paulk58/51w2R6AWwJL_SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers
Thing From Another World
Incredible Shrinking Man
This Island Earth
Creature From The Black Lagoon
It Came From Outer Space
Tarantula

Can't wait!
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Post by: Bill Harry on December 20, 2008, 10:03:32 AM
Last night we watched 'The Stickup.' This was a film made in 2001 and starring James Spasder and Leslie Stefanson. We wondered what had happened to Spader as we hadn't seen any films of his for some time. They had 'Secretary' on TV, but we didn't watch it. We looked him up and see he is now making movies again after over 100 episodes of Boston Legal. We also noticed he got engaged this year - to Leslie Stefanson. The film was a moderately budgeted one, but had a good story and some nice twists.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on December 20, 2008, 11:09:11 AM
Half way watching Home Alone good film
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Post by: Andy Smith on December 21, 2008, 03:11:07 PM
Quote from: 483
Mrs. BM came home with this last night:

([url]http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g299/paulk58/51w2R6AWwJL_SL500_AA240_.jpg[/url])

Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers
Thing From Another World
Incredible Shrinking Man
This Island Earth
Creature From The Black Lagoon
It Came From Outer Space
Tarantula

Can't wait!


i love all this stuff!  :)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on December 21, 2008, 04:26:58 PM
I saw that collection, but I've bought most of them invididually. I have When Worlds, Collide, The Thing From Another World, War Of The Worlds, It Came From Outer Space, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Invasion of the Body Snathers, even La Jetee on which the Five Monkees was based.The next one I want to get is The Incredible Shrinking Man. I also like Aphaville. here is a piece I wrote about it:
http://www.sixtiescity.com/Mbeat/mbfilms38.htm
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on December 21, 2008, 07:16:01 PM
Has anyone seen the new The Day the Earth Stood Still? And if so, is it any good? I think it's the number one movie right now. I might have to go see it! It can't outdo the original though can it?? I have to say though, this is the perfect role for Keanu Reeves.  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on December 25, 2008, 04:29:12 AM
I'm currently watching for the "um-teenth" time, "Bad Santa" with Billy Bob Thorton.........excellent!!!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 25, 2008, 06:29:22 PM
The Stone Tape (1972) with Jane Asher. Simply awful! Watching Harry Potter tonight.
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Post by: Jane on December 25, 2008, 09:54:35 PM
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Has anyone seen the new The Day the Earth Stood Still? And if so, is it any good? I think it's the number one movie right now. I might have to go see it! It can't outdo the original though can it?? I have to say though, this is the perfect role for Keanu Reeves.  ;D

Unfortunately, Sandra, I didn`t like the film at all. The idea is good, but the film is very badly made, it`s dull, it`s repetitive, it doesn`t keep you glued to the screen. The actors are not convincing, and frankly I don`t like Keanu in this film. Though in general I like his acting very much. I believe the film is a failure. It falls far behind the film I Am Legend with Will Smith and The World Wars (?) with Tom Cruise. Those films are much-much better. That`s what I think.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on December 26, 2008, 12:45:18 PM
One of my Christmas presents was a Peter Sellers DVD collection , i watched "Two Way Stretch" (1960) yesterday afternoon and i must say they don't make British comedies like this any more .
What a great cast Peter Sellers , Bernard Cribbins ,Wilfred Hyde White ,Irene Handl ,Beryl Reed ,Lionel Jeffries and the sexy Liz Fraser in a great crime comedy caper .
Really enjoyed seeing this wonderful film again , i was reminded of how much John Lennon reminds me of a young Peter sellers they both had that anarchic sense of humour , when they were young ?
(smile)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on December 27, 2008, 03:57:58 AM
My sister and I just finished watching Dark Knight for time number 4 (since it came out in July).  Still an epic movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: python on December 27, 2008, 09:19:21 PM
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One of my Christmas presents was a Peter Sellers DVD collection , i watched "Two Way Stretch" (1960) yesterday afternoon and i must say they don't make British comedies like this any more .
What a great cast Peter Sellers , Bernard Cribbins ,Wilfred Hyde White ,Irene Handl ,Beryl Reed ,Lionel Jeffries and the sexy Liz Fraser in a great crime comedy caper .
Really enjoyed seeing this wonderful film again , i was reminded of how much John Lennon reminds me of a young Peter sellers they both had that anarchic sense of humour , when they were young ?
(smile)

Sellers was fantastic.He made some terrific films.Two Way Stretch is right up there.The Wrong Arm of The Law,The Mouse That Roared and The Ladykillers are some of my fav films,tho I suppose the later is really a Alec Guinness film,with a fantastic cast.And I agree with you about the Sellers/Lennon similarity.John was a huge fan of The Goon Show.He loved Milligan too.A genius.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on December 28, 2008, 11:18:00 AM
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Sellers was fantastic.He made some terrific films.Two Way Stretch is right up there.The Wrong Arm of The Law,The Mouse That Roared and The Ladykillers are some of my fav films,tho I suppose the later is really a Alec Guinness film,with a fantastic cast.And I agree with you about the Sellers/Lennon similarity.John was a huge fan of The Goon Show.He loved Milligan too.A genius.


I'm glad Python that someone else can see the similarity between Sellers & Lennon , it's a bit uncanny sometimes how alike they are on film ?
The Ladykillers is a great film and the cast is amazing .
For me Peter Sellers is maybe the best comic actor , i love most of his films " Being There" is a favourite .(smile)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on December 28, 2008, 12:04:01 PM
I was disappointed with 'The Stone Tape' as I remembered being engrossed when it was originally screened. I'd liked all Nigel Kneale's work including 'The Creature' and the 'Quatermass' series - and also TV dramas by Rudolph Cartier, particularly 'I984' with Peter Cushing. It made headlines in all the national press. I was at the Junior Art School at the time and it was the big talking point with students. Kneale died last year. Last night we watched an awful Blue Ray film 'The Strangers', said to be based on a true story. The actual true story was that the screenwriter, when he was a kid, remembers that someone banged on their door in the middle of the night, but they didn't answer it. How he came up with this sick film of murder and torture and then had the message at the beginning of the film that it was based on a true story, tells how Hollywood can twist things. Some TV dramas these days are far superior to a lot of films that are released. The new Wallace & Gromit, bu the way, had fourteen and a half million viewers, the biggest television audience in Britain in five years. They also had 'The Lion, The witch And The Wardrobe.' I see they are not making a third film in the series.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on December 28, 2008, 12:09:16 PM
I watched "Top Gun" last night , after i had watched a programme the night before called the top fifty films of the 80's.
There was some discussion in this programme about Top Gun been very homoerotic ?
So i bought this film from the supermarket yesterday and watched it , as i had not seen it since i saw it in the cinema in the 80's , and i could'nt  remember this aspect about the film .
And they are right the relationship between Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer is full of homoeroticism , the smouldering scenes between these two in the locker room, are well gay ?
I rang my gay friend Ian re this film  and he said he always watched Top Gun  with a box of tissues to hand (rolling3)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: on December 28, 2008, 05:27:40 PM
well I understand my weekend is full of horror movies, but I'm not a fan of horrors. two movies I have watched today:

THE EXORCIST - well the movie is still quite interesting after so many years. still gives me some chills. A TRUE CLASSIC.

THE OMEN - what a wannabe of The Exorcist, but Gregory Peck nails everything at acting. a copy, NOT REALLY, but the script is too copyish from The Exorcist.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 28, 2008, 05:47:20 PM
This Island Earth Classic sci-fi from the 50's. You could even see the string holding up the UFO! Great stuff. Really enjoyed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Flame the other night too.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on December 28, 2008, 05:52:30 PM
What did you think of the interocetor?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 28, 2008, 06:04:50 PM
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What did you think of the interocetor?

Far out! Beings from another planet who have the technology to travel vast distances at many times the speed of light, and you still have to plug that thing into the wall socket!! ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on January 01, 2009, 12:13:51 PM
Watched "SCUM" yesterday afternoon it's still a brutal film , Ray Winston is brilliant though .
This DVD as the original Play For The Day version of the film which was banned by the BBC , i'm going to watch that this afternoon as i've never seen this version .
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 04:59:36 AM
i wanna see CADILLAC RECORDS....it looks promising...it's about etta james,chuck berry,little walter and others...with beyonce knowles as etta...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 05:02:42 AM
dang heres the link....http://www.watch-movies.net/movies/cadillac_records/
i will watch it 2morrow......
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 02, 2009, 07:51:55 AM
Gonna see Milk this weekend. Wanna see that and Frost/Nixon. Anyone see either? Hope they're as good as they look.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 02, 2009, 11:27:29 AM
The Incredible Shrinking Man. Very amusing.
The Thing From Another World. Couldn't finish it.
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Os Askaban. Entertaining as usual.
The Woman In Black. Excellent BBC ghost story from '89. Quite spine chilling in places.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 04:40:27 PM
i just finished watching CADILLAC RECORDS..............brilliant.............thanks len...
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Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 04:47:58 PM
oh and thanks to alan lomax as well...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 02, 2009, 07:33:51 PM
People say that the new film Bed Time Stories with Adam Sandler is very-very good! fantastic! got to see it! Have you?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 05, 2009, 12:04:36 AM
Watching To Sir, With Love. Never saw the whole thing. So far there have been two Beatles references and the girl who has a crush on Sydney reminds me of a cross between Jane Asher and Marianne Faithful. Great movie so far.

More Marianne Faithful than Jane I guess. Maybe that was just the look of the day.
(http://www.videodetective.com/photos/356/014984_11.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on January 05, 2009, 12:24:33 AM
Eagle Eye and Disturbia both starring Shia Labeouf...both great movies. He's a good actor.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: freakchic9 on January 05, 2009, 01:13:44 AM
Napoleon Dynamite.
I think that's all I should say.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on January 05, 2009, 01:55:18 AM
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Watching To Sir, With Love. Never saw the whole thing. So far there have been two Beatles references and the girl who has a crush on Sydney reminds me of a cross between Jane Asher and Marianne Faithful. Great movie so far.

More Marianne Faithful than Jane I guess. Maybe that was just the look of the day.
([url]http://www.videodetective.com/photos/356/014984_11.jpg[/url])


Is it Judy Geeson in the picture Sandra ? , i like her she's in "Fear In The Night" with Peter Cushing an old Hammer Horror film .
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on January 05, 2009, 04:54:56 AM
To Sir With Love is a great movie. Hey, I had a crush on Sidney Poitier by the end it.

Yes Man: Very funny movie. Jim Carrey was good, and Zooey Deschanel was adorable as always. They sing a bit of Can't Buy Me Love in one scene. It's really cute.
Monsters Inc: I hadn't watched this since it came out. Such great actors, such an awesome concept, SUCH a good movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 05, 2009, 06:30:02 AM
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Is it Judy Geeson in the picture Sandra ? , i like her she's in "Fear In The Night" with Peter Cushing an old Hammer Horror film .

Yes, Dave, that's Judy Geeson......Pamela Dare in the movie

(http://tosirwithlove.co.uk/oldsite/images/Image10_png_jpg.jpg)

(http://tosirwithlove.co.uk/oldsite/images/Image36_png_jpg.jpg)


And that's the Mindbenders on stage......

(http://tosirwithlove.co.uk/oldsite/images/Image29_png_jpg.jpg)


And Lulu......

(http://tosirwithlove.co.uk/oldsite/images/the%20time%20has%20come_png_jpg.jpg)



Quote from: 218
To Sir With Love is a great movie. Hey, I had a crush on Sidney Poitier by the end it.

Yes it is.....and I had a crush on Judy Geeson.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 05, 2009, 06:47:44 AM
^ Who are the band?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 05, 2009, 06:56:22 AM
Originally Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders from Manchester......."The Game Of Love" and "Groovy Kind Of Love."  Wayne Fontana left in 1965.


(http://tencc.fan-site.net/wmgalpsa.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 05, 2009, 07:24:00 AM
Is that Eric Stewart on the left?
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Post by: Bobber on January 05, 2009, 08:50:36 AM
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Is that Eric Stewart on the left?

It is.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on January 05, 2009, 10:04:00 PM
We watched that latest Indiana Jones movie, "The Cystal Skull".  Not that great.  Harrison Ford is just toooooo old to do all the "Indy" stuff anymore............
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 05, 2009, 11:21:53 PM
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People say that the new film Bed Time Stories with Adam Sandler is very-very good! fantastic! got to see it! Have you?

I`ve seen that film today. It is really very good and I advise everybody to see it. Who has seen it?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on January 06, 2009, 03:09:05 AM
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We watched that latest Indiana Jones movie, "The Cystal Skull".  Not that great.  Harrison Ford is just toooooo old to do all the "Indy" stuff anymore............

Still hot... although he's old enough to be my grandfather :-/
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on January 08, 2009, 08:54:06 AM
I just watched Catch Me If You Can which was great. DiCaprio is a great actor and now I'm watching Rescue Dawn.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on January 08, 2009, 08:58:27 AM
Last night we watched 'The Descent' again. A really good horror film in contrast to the sickos like the Saw and Hotel movies. I believe they are now making a sequel.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 08, 2009, 09:18:21 AM
I think the Saw movies are excellent. Ingenious, in fact.

We watched 'Village Of The Damned' a few nights ago. I hadnd't seen it for about 20 years, and I'd forgotten how creapy it was.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Andy Smith on January 09, 2009, 12:39:34 AM
i watched my fav Monty Python movie, Holy Grail, a couple of nights ago!  :)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7zbWNznbs
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 09, 2009, 12:48:38 AM
Seen Twilight, it wasn't too bad, a tad bit childish maybe
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on January 09, 2009, 02:02:58 AM
Watched Labrynith two nights ago. It's a nice little movie, though it feels a bit like an '80s attemot at The Wizard of Oz.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on January 09, 2009, 09:31:03 AM
Saw 'Wolf Creek' last night, an Australian film based on true events which is really horrific and shows just how evil some people can be.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 11, 2009, 05:44:30 AM
Anyone see Che: Part One or Two? I love Benicio Del Toro, so I'm interested, but I wonder if it's a glorified version of Guevara. Anyone know anything about these movies?


Interesting quote and the title of the book cracks me up for some reason. The term  "useful idiot" is brilliant. Thank Lenin for that one.
"When you saw the beaming look on Che's face as the victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart," said a former political prisoner to this writer, "you knew there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara."
From:
(http://hfontova.com/images/CHE.gif)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on January 11, 2009, 12:12:22 PM
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Anyone see Che: Part One or Two? I love Benicio Del Toro, so I'm interested, but I wonder if it's a glorified version of Guevara. Anyone know anything about these movies?


Interesting quote and the title of the book cracks me up for some reason. The term  "useful idiot" is brilliant. Thank Lenin for that one.
"When you saw the beaming look on Che's face as the victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart," said a former political prisoner to this writer, "you knew there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara."
From:
([url]http://hfontova.com/images/CHE.gif[/url])


I watched "Snatch" last night i had forgotten Benicio Del Toro was in that , think this film is brilliant , it's Guy Richie's best film i think , Brad Pitt is very good in it to .

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 11, 2009, 12:42:38 PM
^ Brad Pitt is brilliant in it. I didn't really take much notice of him before 'Snatch', but his Pikey impersonation is excellent.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on January 11, 2009, 01:39:40 PM
Quote from: 483
^ Brad Pitt is brilliant in it. I didn't really take much notice of him before 'Snatch', but his Pikey impersonation is excellent.

Agree Paul his performance is very enjoyable to watch , he's a very good character actor given the chance ?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on January 11, 2009, 03:49:27 PM
Quote from: 216
Interesting quote and the title of the book cracks me up for some reason. The term  "useful idiot" is brilliant. Thank Lenin for that one.
"When you saw the beaming look on Che's face as the victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart," said a former political prisoner to this writer, "you knew there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara."
From:
([url]http://hfontova.com/images/CHE.gif[/url])


It's about time we had something like this. When I was in college in the eighties I knew several TA's and session lecturers who would refer to Guevara familiarly as "Che" as if they were old comrades-in-arms who'd temporarily parted in their pursuit of the great work of the revolution. I've never been sufficiently interested in political revolutionaries to find out the facts of Guevara's life, but the term "useful idiot" (perhaps with a question mark after "useful") is an accurate description of the foolish academic Guevaristas I knew in college.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: TheBeatlesForever on January 11, 2009, 04:11:19 PM
Well yesterday I saw the movie Bridge to Terabithia. I read the book in like 5th grade. Movie was pretty sad. Made me cry, and I don't cry much.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bill Harry on January 11, 2009, 06:19:09 PM
There was an interesting film called 'Snow Cake.'
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 11, 2009, 08:23:33 PM
Quote from: 1161

It's about time we had something like this. When I was in college in the eighties I knew several TA's and session lecturers who would refer to Guevara familiarly as "Che" as if they were old comrades-in-arms who'd temporarily parted in their pursuit of the great work of the revolution. I've never been sufficiently interested in political revolutionaries to find out the facts of Guevara's life, but the term "useful idiot" (perhaps with a question mark after "useful") is an accurate description of the foolish academic Guevaristas I knew in college.

It's all about imagery I swear. If Alberto Korda wasn't lucky enough to take that perfect snapshot of Guevara I don't think he'd be the icon he is today. That's the power certain images can have over us. And how sheepish people can be. Easily manipulated. Just think about the name of the photo: Guerrillero Heroico. I mean, come on.

From Wiki:
Showing the image's ubiquitous nature and wide appeal, the Maryland Institute College of Art called the picture a symbol of the 20th century and the world's most famous photo.[4] Versions of it have been painted, printed, digitized, embroidered, tattooed, silk-screened, sculpted or sketched on nearly every surface imaginable, leading the Victoria and Albert Museum to say that the photo has been reproduced more than any other image in photography.[5] Jonathan Green director of the UCR/California Museum of Photography has speculated that "Korda's image has worked its way into languages around the world. It has become an alpha-numeric symbol, a hieroglyph, an instant symbol. It mysteriously reappears whenever there's a conflict. There isn
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Geoff on January 11, 2009, 11:30:02 PM
Quote from: 216
"Che was the revolutionary as rock star. Korda, as a fashion photographer, sensed that instinctively, and caught it. Before then, the Nazis were the only political movement to understand the power of glamour and sexual charisma, and exploit it. The communists never got it. Then you have the Cuban revolution, and into this void come these macho guys with straggly hair and beards and big-dick glamour, and suddenly Norman Mailer and all the radical chic crowd are creaming their jeans. Che had them in the palm of his hand, and he knew it. What he didn’t know, of course, was how much that image would define him."

Probably about right; "revolution" and "radicalism" as exploitable media commodities, easily reducible to bumper stickers,  t-shirts, and a whole host of other consumables which can be sold at your local shopping mall as part of one more buy-your-own-identity package for eager young shoppers.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: PaulieBear on January 11, 2009, 11:53:56 PM
Benjamin Button-Brilliance. that simple :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 12, 2009, 01:42:09 AM
I saw Milk today. I highly recommend it. Very emotional and powerful story. Then entire cast did an amazing job.


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 12, 2009, 08:33:48 AM
Quote from: 216
Anyone see Che: Part One or Two? I love Benicio Del Toro, so I'm interested, but I wonder if it's a glorified version of Guevara. Anyone know anything about these movies?


Interesting quote and the title of the book cracks me up for some reason. The term  "useful idiot" is brilliant. Thank Lenin for that one.
"When you saw the beaming look on Che's face as the victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart," said a former political prisoner to this writer, "you knew there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara."
From:
([url]http://hfontova.com/images/CHE.gif[/url])


Seems interesting. I've been fascinated by Che for quite a while but I certainly don't idolize him, I'm interested in both the pro and con documentaries. I think his ideals were great (I think he basically just wanted to get rid of the dictators and corruption and give the South American continent back to the people), but he was a ruthless killer who executed people (even children) by the dozens without even blinking his eyes. I wonder if all these people with their trendy Che t-shirts (I had one too when I was 16) realize that.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 12, 2009, 08:38:45 AM
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Movie was pretty sad. Made me cry, and I don't cry much.
Same here...

I saw two really dumb movies yesterday:

College
A really stupid movie without a storyline to speak of. Basically it just revolves around the idea that students do nothing but drinking, partying and f*cking 24-7. Makes "American Pie" look like a classy work of art.

Joyride 2: Dead Ahead
About a trucker who plays mindgames with his victims before slaughtering them one by one. The same old story that's been used in dozens of other movies before. Even the 'plot twist' was painfully predictable.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 13, 2009, 01:09:12 AM
Quote from: 56

Seems interesting. I've been fascinated by Che for quite a while but I certainly don't idolize him, I'm interested in both the pro and con documentaries. I think his ideals were great (I think he basically just wanted to get rid of the dictators and corruption and give the South American continent back to the people), but he was a ruthless killer who executed people (even children) by the dozens without even blinking his eyes. I wonder if all these people with their trendy Che t-shirts (I had one too when I was 16) realize that.

Have you seen the Che movies with Benicio Del Toro?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on January 13, 2009, 03:17:17 AM
sound interesting...i will look into it...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 13, 2009, 04:03:00 PM
Quote from: 216

Have you seen the Che movies with Benicio Del Toro?

No, I haven't.

Some other movies about the Cuban revolution that I can recommend:

"Diarios de Motocicleta" (English title: The Motorcycle Diaries). Based on the nine month trip through South-America on a motorcycle, that Guevara made with a friend in 1952. A beautiful road movie without much politics, although it is a bit strange to see the young Guevara depicted as a kind, friendly, humble and even shy person.

"Fidel". Originally a mini-series and now available on DVD. A somewhat dry made-for-TV movie about the Cuban revolution and what came after. Definately interesting though, and it seems like it was genuinly made from a neutral point of view. Gael Garcia Bernal, who plays Che in the Motorcycle Diaries, also plays Che in this movie.

"The Lost City". This movie doesn't follow Che and Fidel (although they do appear in a few scenes) but a night club owner who loses his business to the communist regime. A really good movie that shows how the transition from Batista's capitalism to Castro's socialism affected the Cuban people.

"Comandante". A documentary by Oliver Stone featuring 99 minutes of material from a the three days that Stone spent with Fidel Castro in 2002.

"Che Guevara: El Comandante". A good documentary,
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 13, 2009, 05:19:19 PM
Creep
Girl gets herself locked in to tube station at night and is stalked by evil mutant (the Creep). Not bad, and quite tense in places. 'Ray' the dog was the star!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 13, 2009, 07:24:15 PM
Anyone seen 'Lady In The Water'?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 13, 2009, 08:35:26 PM
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Anyone seen 'Lady In The Water'?

Yeah... Very dissapointing movie. M. Night Shyamalan (writer/director) seemed to be a new genius at first but I don't know what the hell happened to him... "The Sixth Sense" was brilliant, "Unbreakable" was brilliant, "Signs" was decent, "The Village" was brilliant, but then... "Lady in the Water" was a nonsense fairytale and his last one, "The Happening", was just rubbish...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 13, 2009, 08:46:14 PM
I agree with Joost. i just couldn`t see the film to the end.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 14, 2009, 10:53:22 AM
It seems there's gonna be a remake of The Karate Kid with Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi.

WORST. IDEA. EVER.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Penny Lane on January 14, 2009, 11:24:47 AM
Quote from: 56
I wonder if all these people with their trendy Che t-shirts (I had one too when I was 16) realize that.

I think these are the same kinds of people who idolize John Lennon and wear John shirts without knowing very much about him or his past.

(Please note that I am not bashing John here, I'm just commenting on people who worship a hero without learning about his or her entire history.)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Penny Lane on January 14, 2009, 11:33:06 AM
Quote from: 56
It seems there's gonna be a remake of The Karate Kid with Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi.

WORST. IDEA. EVER.

LOL!!!  

Anyway...  After years of avoiding this movie because of its horrible reviews, I finally decided to bite the bullet and rented "Give My Regards to Broad Street."  I love Paul, but man, this movie sucked!  LOL.  The acting was not very good, and I kept wondering why Paul looked so bored throughout the film.  (After all, this was his project.)  The storyline was even worse and the ending was ludicrous.  It was so anticlimactic and disappointing.  The only good thing I can say was that I liked the music, at least!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 14, 2009, 12:14:09 PM
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I think these are the same kinds of people who idolize John Lennon and wear John shirts without knowing very much about him or his past.

Sorry, but I think that's a completely different thing. There's a huge difference between wearing a shirt of a musician if you're not actually a fan, and wearing a shirt of a guerilla leader without realizing that this guy personally signed at least 700 death warrants and often claimed that he enjoyed having people executed.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on January 14, 2009, 02:29:50 PM
Quote from: 56
It seems there's gonna be a remake of The Karate Kid with Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi.

WORST. IDEA. EVER.

Will Smith's son is rumored to be playing the kid (I can't seem to remember the character's name)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Penny Lane on January 14, 2009, 09:26:18 PM
Quote from: 56

Sorry, but I think that's a completely different thing. There's a huge difference between wearing a shirt of a musician if you're not actually a fan, and wearing a shirt of a guerilla leader without realizing that this guy personally signed at least 700 death warrants and often claimed that he enjoyed having people executed.

All right, you have a point there, sorry Joost.  I understand what you're saying to me.  But I was just making a general statement on people who wear shirts for people (and causes) they don't know very much about, like blind hero worshiping.  That sort of thing just irks me, personally.  (And I definitely wasn't trying to compare John Lennon to Che Guevara, I hope you weren't thinking that!!  :( )
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 15, 2009, 03:10:50 AM
People actually do see them in the same light in some ways. Revolutionaries or something.

Graffiti at Abbey Road
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2091/1710029241_c402199f84.jpg?v=0)

(http://premium.uploadit.org/TheEndUK/johnrevmojo.JPG)
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Post by: Joost on January 15, 2009, 07:56:47 AM
Quote from: 216
People actually do see them in the same light in some ways. Revolutionaries or something.


They do. Even in Cuba, actually. I was in Cuba in 2006 and I saw several statues and paintings of John Lennon there. This is a photo I made of a statue of John Lennon in a holiday resort in Guardalavaca, Cuba (maybe it doesn't look that much like him, but it's John Lennon, it says so on the plaque on the right):
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b245/BiscuitPower/SANY0139.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 15, 2009, 08:56:38 PM
John Lennon wasn`t a revolutionary at all, he was for non-violent protest and fought agaist the war in Vietnam (which you all know). He didn`t go to any barricades, didn`t fire any guns. But from the height of his popularity and his starry status he could, was in a position to speak and to be heard, to be sure he was heard. If an ordinary man had done the same things he wouldn`t have been paid much attention to, but John`s every action drew a lot of attention, that`s why all he did and said was of great importance. And he was heard to such an extent that even the CIA got interested in him, filed a suit against him and wanted to get rid of him. Both the British and the American leaders hated him (for some reason as you understand). Even now not all the documents have been released, which means his activities were far from useless, were taken seriously.
I admire his courage, as he simply could have been killed by certain services, I admire his civil position, his honesty. He was not afraid to say what he really thought.
I am sure if he were alive now he would speak against the war in Iraq. I strongly believe that the British should be proud of such a compatriot, such a person the British land gave birth to.  
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Andy Smith on January 15, 2009, 11:57:16 PM
recently watched Billy Liar. such a brilliant movie and i love that kitchin sink type of film.
been going through a recent phase of them.  :)

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk60/jonnydingo2/billyliar_2.jpg)
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Post by: Penny Lane on January 16, 2009, 12:11:51 AM
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He was not afraid to say what he really thought.
I am sure if he were alive now he would speak against the war in Iraq.

If John were still alive, I am sure he would have plenty to say against the Iraqi war.  And I really regret I'll never hear his thoughts about GW Bush--I'm sure John would have some brutally honest and wickedly funny comments about him.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 16, 2009, 02:35:49 AM
Quote from: 1393
John Lennon wasn`t a revolutionary at all, he was for non-violent protest and fought agaist the war in Vietnam  

A revolutionary, when used as a noun, is a person who either actively engages in some kind of revolution, or advocates the revolution, with recognition from some government or party which is effectively carrying out a revolution of the same category [1]. The term is usually applied to political revolutionaries or social revolutionaries, and less frequently used to revolutionary scientists, inventors, and artists. In the political context, the term "revolutionary" is often used in contrast to the term reformist. While a revolutionary is someone who supports abrupt change, a reformist is someone who supports more gradual change. When used as an adjective, revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavor. Political revolutionaries may be classified in two ways:

   1. According to the goals of the revolution they propose. Usually, these goals are part of a certain ideology. In theory, each ideology could generate its own brand of revolutionaries. In practice, most political revolutionaries have been either liberals, nationalists, socialists, communists, fascists or anarchists.
   2. According to the methods they propose to use. This divides revolutionaries in two broad groups: Those who advocate a violent revolution, and those who are pacifists. Amongst the best known examples of these two types of revolutionaries are Che Guevara and Mahatma Gandhi, respectively [2].
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 16, 2009, 03:27:10 AM
Quote from: 56

They do. Even in Cuba, actually. I was in Cuba in 2006 and I saw several statues and paintings of John Lennon there. This is a photo I made of a statue of John Lennon in a holiday resort in Guardalavaca, Cuba (maybe it doesn't look that much like him, but it's John Lennon, it says so on the plaque on the right):
([url]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b245/BiscuitPower/SANY0139.jpg[/url])


(http://moreaboutpolitics.info/static/2008/02/Alfred%20Che%20Newman.jpg)
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Post by: Joost on January 16, 2009, 07:45:03 AM
What are you trying to say by that, Sandra?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 16, 2009, 08:31:56 PM
Quote from: 56
What are you trying to say by that, Sandra?

That the people who worship Lennon as some kind of great revolutionary are a bit silly! I mean, he was a peacenick and all, but come on! Plus I just thought the cover was funny and went with our conversation about people who idolize Che without knowing much about the real man. It was in NO WAY intended as an insult to anybody here. Sorry if it seemed that way!  :B
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 16, 2009, 09:42:02 PM
Quote from: 216

That the people who worship Lennon as some kind of great revolutionary are a bit silly! I mean, he was a peacenick and all, but come on! Plus I just thought the cover was funny and went with our conversation about people who idolize Che without knowing much about the real man. It was in NO WAY intended as an insult to anybody here. Sorry if it seemed that way!  :B

Agree with you, Sandra!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on January 16, 2009, 09:44:24 PM
he is only trying to start a fight sondra don't fall for it... ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on January 16, 2009, 11:59:28 PM
I just saw Valkyrie the other night and it was really good. Tom Cruise pulled of being a Nazi extremely well.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 17, 2009, 03:02:03 AM
Quote from: 284
he is only trying to start a fight sondra don't fall for it... ;D

I have some experience with that from certain posters. Ahem!  ;) :X
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 17, 2009, 11:12:08 AM
Quote from: 284
he is only trying to start a fight sondra don't fall for it... ;D

Jeez... I just didn't understand what she was trying to say with that picture, so I asked... Just because I said that I didn't care for your sarcastic comment in the Badfinger thread doesn't mean I'm all of a sudden trying to start fights with everyone...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 17, 2009, 11:14:59 AM
Quote from: 216
That the people who worship Lennon as some kind of great revolutionary are a bit silly! I mean, he was a peacenick and all, but come on!

I completely agree. I don't take Lennon seriously as a 'revolutionary' at all. The way I see it he was a bored rock star who got a new hobby...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kevin on January 17, 2009, 11:58:28 AM
That Lennon Cuban lennon statue blows me away. It reminds me of how Europeans turned Christ from a swarthy jew into a blonde aryan.
But John - the barefeet, rolled up trousers, the book (the Bible? Marx? Castro?)...his image has been perfectly manipulated to suit his audience. He looks like a Latin peasant Ghandi. Let us pray.....
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 17, 2009, 12:04:20 PM
Quote from: 185
the book (the Bible? Marx? Castro?)

Guevara and Castro have always been outspoken atheists, so I doubt it's the Bible.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kevin on January 17, 2009, 12:08:31 PM
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Guevara and Castro have always been outspoken atheists, so I doubt it's the Bible.

Thought maybe Castro was being sneeky and appealing to some latent deep set catholiscm, but I think you're right. But they must have realised his holding open book like that is very suggestive. Mao's book was tiny wasn't it?  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kevin on January 17, 2009, 12:14:38 PM
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I just saw Valkyrie the other night and it was really good. Tom Cruise pulled of being a Nazi extremely well.

Pet subject of mine. At the risk of being even more pompous and pedantic than usual, Cruise plays Staffenberg, who never joined the Nazi party and was a practising catholic. Though as A German soldier he did take an oath of personal allegiance to Hitler. ( a trade off made by the German armed forces in exchange for rearnament in the thirties.)
Yawn.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: pc31 on January 17, 2009, 02:05:15 PM
 ;)
Quote from: 216

I have some experience with that from certain posters. Ahem!  ;) :X
;)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 17, 2009, 02:16:05 PM
Quote from: 185

Thought maybe Castro was being sneeky and appealing to some latent deep set catholiscm, but I think you're right. But they must have realised his holding open book like that is very suggestive. Mao's book was tiny wasn't it?  :)

In Oliver Stone's documentary Castro said that he's convinced that there's no life after death and he even abolished Christmas in 1969 (it was re-instated ten years ago).
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 19, 2009, 08:47:46 AM
The Screen
A horror movie from Thailand that's loosely based on a true story that made the news papers there twenty years ago: a group of film projectionists got a mysterious assignment from an anonymous caller, they had to project a movie on a big screen in the middle of a forest in the middle of the night. The screening was not announced in any way, so naturally nobody had shown up to see the movie when it started. But shortly before the end of the movie, a couple dozen people showed up from out of nowhere, only to vanish a few moments later.
In this movie, a medical doctor gets fascinated by this story twenty years later. He decides to recreate the event to see if the mysterious 'audience' will appear again.
I thought this was an interesting story that could've made a great movie, but unfortionately the director does pretty much everything wrong. His characters are very shallow, rude and unlikeable, their strange decisions are never properly motivated and their dialogues don't make that much sense. But the most annoying thing is that this movie is much more complicated than necessary. There are a lot of plot holes throughout the first 80 minutes that all have to get filled up in the confusing last 10 minutes.

YPF
A really good, surprisingly stylish and well-made 'dramady' about young people having sex (the title stands for Young People F*cking). Actually it's really not about sex per se, but more about what sexual feelings can do to people in a (new) relationship. The movie takes place in five bedrooms with just eleven actors.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeatherBoo on January 20, 2009, 02:29:29 AM
My Bloody Valentine in 3D....Was sitting at home bored yesterday and thought, I need some blood and gore in my life and why not in 3D?

No really, I do enjoy scary movies, but I am a non-violent person.

As far as the plot and acting goes...not good.  Some cool effects though!   Lots of blood and gore.  

If you like these kinds of movies, I suggest Hostel, great one.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Penny Lane on January 20, 2009, 10:53:03 AM
Just watched "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" on DVD.  Basically, it's the story of two dumb guys who go back into history and bring historical figures to the present to help them pass an oral report.  Overall, it's funny and silly.  I hate to say it but I love their exaggerated SoCal accents and slang.  Like bodacious, dude! ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 20, 2009, 12:26:42 PM
Quote from: 1620
Just watched "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" on DVD.  Basically, it's the story of two dumb guys who go back into history and bring historical figures to the present to help them pass an oral report.  Overall, it's funny and silly.  I hate to say it but I love their exaggerated SoCal accents and slang.  Like bodacious, dude! ;D

Yeah, that one's fun. If you liked Wayne's World, you'll probably like this one too.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 22, 2009, 04:16:52 AM
Quote from: 56

In Oliver Stone's documentary Castro said that he's convinced that there's no life after death and he even abolished Christmas in 1969 (it was re-instated ten years ago).

Abolished Christmas? Jeez, what a complete maniac. He probably thinks he's god.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 22, 2009, 04:19:30 AM
I recently rewatched The Philadelphia Story. This is the movie with Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, and Cary Grant. NOT the Tom Hanks one which people always think I mean. Anyway, this has to be in my top five movies of all time. It's PERFECT!!! Except I wanted her to end up with Macauly not Dexter!! Love all those actors. Hope they never remake this one.

Favorite part:
kw2JywWXMXk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw2JywWXMXk)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on January 23, 2009, 08:07:14 PM
Watched "American Gigolo" last night had forgotten what a good thriller it is ?
Richard Gere is very good in this early film role , great theme song from Blondie with "Call Me" too (thumbsup)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on January 23, 2009, 11:21:37 PM
Last night, I watched "Stoned", the Brian Jones bio again..............I just love that movie and the actor that plays Brian.  Awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: freakchic9 on January 24, 2009, 06:17:33 PM
I watched 'West Side Story' with my sister who is leaving tomorrow!
Anyways, it's a cute, yet sad, movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 24, 2009, 08:18:51 PM
Have been to the film Always Say Yes with Jim Carrey. It is very good. I recommend it! A lot of nice funny episodes.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 25, 2009, 03:41:01 AM
They're showing Che On Demand. Still don't know if I want to watch it, but man I love Benicio Del Toro so I might just have to give up the four hours for another glossed over biopic.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p14/beatnikloserkid/Hunks/benicio_del_toro_06.jpg)


Can't wait til his movie The Wolf Man comes out though. A remake of the Lon Chaney classic. Hope it's good!!

(http://www.firstshowing.net/img/deltoro-wolfman-baker1.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on January 25, 2009, 03:56:47 AM
I watched Mommie Dearest with my roommate this afternoon. She had never seen it before. I can usually gauge from people's reactions to this film whether or not they are going to enjoy my sense of humour.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on January 25, 2009, 04:07:43 PM
Quote from: 1393
Have been to the film Always Say Yes with Jim Carrey. It is very good. I recommend it! A lot of nice funny episodes.

You mean Yes Man?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 25, 2009, 05:45:51 PM
Quote from: 682

You mean Yes Man?

Oh, that`s what it is called in English! The fact is that films are translated here and their names as well. Yes, that very film. Did you like it? BTW what`s the right word, Film or Movie?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeatherBoo on January 25, 2009, 08:52:53 PM
Either film or movie, although I usually hear most people say movie here in California.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 25, 2009, 09:03:33 PM
I think people use the word "film" when they're talking about a more artistic movie. So yeah, Yes Man is a "movie."   ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 25, 2009, 09:05:13 PM
Thank you, HeatherBoo! Today I`ve seen the movie Vicky, Christina, Barcelona. You may like the plot or not but the movie is made very well, it is easy to watch, it gives you pleasure to see Spain and hear the Spanish tunes, the actors are good and the girls are beautiful. I liked it. And I liked the end.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 25, 2009, 09:23:03 PM
Quote from: 1393
Thank you, HeatherBoo! Today I`ve seen the movie Vicky, Christina, Barcelona. You may like the plot or not but the movie is made very well, it is easy to watch, it gives you pleasure to see Spain and hear the Spanish tunes, the actors are good and the girls are beautiful.

Not more beautiful than Javier Bardem.  :X
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: alexis on January 25, 2009, 09:35:04 PM
Quote from: 1204
Either film or movie, although I usually hear most people say movie here in California.

I remember when I was growing up my Dad would say "flick" for movie or film.

Sounds weird now that I think about it!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 25, 2009, 09:55:49 PM
Quote from: 216

Not more beautiful than Javier Bardem.  :X

Yes, a real MACHO. Isn`t he?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeatherBoo on January 25, 2009, 10:45:30 PM
I know here in California I hear people say when they go to the movies they say "go to the show".  I always thought that was weird becuase they do not say that back east (I am from New Jersey).
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Deb on January 26, 2009, 03:07:49 AM
The last movie I watched was "My Dinner with Jimi."  It's the true story of Howard Kaylen and the Turtles going to London in 1967 and meeting Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Donovan, Brian Jones, Graham Nash and a couple of the Moody Blues all in one evening.   I really liked it.......the actor who played John Lennon was especially good.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on January 28, 2009, 04:17:05 AM
Finally saw Frost/Nixon. Awesome movie!! Frank Langella was amazing. He really nailed it. I didn't think I'd be sucked into believing his Nixon, but man, what a performance. Why no Oscar buzz for him?!?  I wasn't crazy about the guy who played Frost though. That deer in the headlights look got a bit old after a while and I don't remember Frost ever coming off as so nervous and lacking in confidence. Still, great movie.
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Post by: BlueMeanie on January 28, 2009, 09:18:08 AM
Premonition with Sandra Bullock. Started off thinking it was going to turn into Groundhog Day 2, but then developed into something more sinister. Bullocks' husband dies in an horrific car crash, but when she wakes up the next day he's at the breakfast table. And so it goes on. A little too complex for it's own good - M. Night could have done a good job with it - but good ending.
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Post by: Penny Lane on January 28, 2009, 11:51:28 AM
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I know here in California I hear people say when they go to the movies they say "go to the show".  I always thought that was weird becuase they do not say that back east (I am from New Jersey).

Hmm...  I'm not sure I've heard people say "go to the show" and I'm a California native.  But movies are like shows, so why not?

Personally, I'll just say:  movie, film, or flick.  Occasionally I'll refer to films as "cinema," but I guess I only reserve that for more high-brow material.   ;D

Also, I've heard some people from the older generation calling movies "pictures," as in moving or motion pictures.
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Post by: Jane on January 28, 2009, 12:29:45 PM
What do you say: Go to the movies, Go to the cinema, Go to the pictures? I have never heard of "flick". Do you say Go to the flicks?
I wish I knew some plain English better.
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Post by: Penny Lane on January 28, 2009, 08:50:51 PM
Usually, I will say "go to the movies."  We don't say "go to the flicks," and while saying "go to the cinema" is possible, it sounds more like British English rather than American English.  "Flicks" is just slang for movies; I don't think it would be used in proper English. ;)  But Jane, I think your English is very good!
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Post by: Jane on January 28, 2009, 10:19:32 PM
Thank you, Penny Lane!!! This is the best compliment for me, the best of the best!! I appreciate it very much!  :)
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Post by: Bill Harry on February 01, 2009, 11:39:02 AM
When I was a kid in Liverpool the front page of the Liverpool Echo was full of details of the hundreds of cinemas on Merseyside. Everyone loved going to the cinema. John Lennon would take Cynthia to the Palais de Luxe in Lime Street - sagging off from college in the afternoon, sometimes accompanied by Rod Murray. We'd also go 'over the water' to the Continental to see foreign films. In those days film stars would travel to promote their movies and I remember Charlton Heston coming on stage at the Odeon to talk about 'The Greatest Show On Earth. When we launched Mersey Beat Virginia and I got to know all the cinema managers and used to get free entranc the the Rialto, Odeon, Trocadero, Forum, Futurist and Scala. Bob Percival, a deaf artist who painted the Mersey Sound by feeling vibrations at the Cavern used to do all the outside designs promoting films at the Scala. Frankie Vaughan had the world premier of his film 'These Dangerous Years' at the Forum. Gerry Marsden was inspired to include 'You'll Never Walk Alone' after seeing 'Carousel' at the Futurist. We arranged for Cavern doorman Pat Delaney to mime to Al Jolson songs on stage at the Trocadero to promote the re-release of 'The Jolson Story'. I helped arrange the recording of the Mersey Beat chart albums at the Rialto and also had an exhibition of my artwork there. Virginia and I intervewed various movie stars who came to Liverpool, such as Ian McShane who was promoting his debut movie 'The Wild & the Willing' and Ian Hendry who was promoting his film 'Live Now - Pay Later'. Ian was too drunk for me to interview him.
At the art college I ran the film society and booked films such as 'Ashes and Diamonds', 'Orphee' and 'L'age D'or.' Stuart Sutcliffe was inspired by Cybulski from the Wadja film and took to wearing dark glasses like him - Cybulski, not James Dean, was Stu's hero, contrary to what some writers have claimed.
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Post by: BlueMeanie on February 01, 2009, 12:29:40 PM
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Usually, I will say "go to the movies."  We don't say "go to the flicks," and while saying "go to the cinema" is possible, it sounds more like British English rather than American English.  "Flicks" is just slang for movies; I don't think it would be used in proper English. ;)  But Jane, I think your English is very good!

I think of 'movies' as being American, and 'films' as being English. When I was a kid we used to say 'pictures'. 'Flicks' is just English slang for going to the cinema.
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Post by: DaveRam on February 01, 2009, 04:19:39 PM
^^^ I still say "Pictures" .

Last night i watched "Galigula" (1979) the imperial edition , and allthough it warns you on the DVD cover about the very explicit content i was shocked at just how pornographic and violent this film is , i've never seen a feature film as explicit as this.
 How Helen Mirren ,Peter O'Toole ,Sir John Gielgud and Malcolm McDowell , got involved in this god, only knows , it makes Clockwork Orange look like Snow White .
Having said that it does kind of give you a feel for what Rome might have been like .
This is the totally uncut version .
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Post by: TheBeatlesForever on February 01, 2009, 05:02:40 PM
I saw Hard Boiled a couple days ago. Friday night i saw Cobra. very funny
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Post by: Jane on February 01, 2009, 07:14:44 PM
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I just saw Valkyrie the other night and it was really good. Tom Cruise pulled of being a Nazi extremely well.

Some 2 days ago Tom Cruise came to Moscow to promote this film. Tom (I tenderly call him Tomik, as he is my favourite actor) and the film are both fantastic. I saw the movie yesterday. I think it is extremely good, the actors played in a very true to life way. I sympathized with them and was very moved at the end of the film.  :'(  I have been thinking about the film all this time, reading historical literature about that time of 1944 in World War 2 and sharing ideas with my friends. What I appreciate most is that it is about real events. Who has seen it? What do you think about it?
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Post by: Euan Buchan on February 02, 2009, 12:51:50 AM
Watched 2 today A Hard Day's Night amazing & Theres Only One Jimmy Grimble was ok
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Post by: Bill Harry on February 02, 2009, 11:02:07 AM
Got the DVD of 'The Invasion' and it was much better that we' thought, despite being the fourth version of 'The Invasion Of the Body Dnatchers.' Mind you, they've made enough versions of 'The War Of The Worlds' and although the Tom Cruise version was very good, I still prefer the George Pal one. We also enjoyed Pal's 'The Power', which was on TV recently.
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Post by: Bill Harry on February 03, 2009, 09:45:49 AM
Saw 'Hotel Rwanda' last night. A true story that was harrowing, even more disturbing than 'The Last King of Scotland', about Idi Amin. Much more frightening than fictional movies such as 'The Mercenaries' or 'Tears of the Sun.' I wonder if, in time, there will be films abour Darfur and Zimbabwe?
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Post by: Andy Smith on February 03, 2009, 07:14:51 PM
i genrally hate remakes. the remake of alfie was awful. the origianl was brilliant, the best,
the one & only. leave it alone!
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Post by: DaveRam on February 03, 2009, 10:51:26 PM
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/davedodo/ROCKNROLLA.jpg)

Just watched Guy Ritchie's last film "ROCKNROLLA" and it's brilliant , almost as good as "Snatch" in my opinion , it's beautifully written and directed by Mr. Ritchie .
Full of great characters and great action , set in London just before the credit crunch it perfectly captures the greed of the property bubble .
Not seen a film as entertaining as this for a while , a really great gangster movie .
(thumbsup)
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Post by: Jane on February 03, 2009, 11:03:51 PM
Thanks for the recommendation. the film is on here right now. maybe i will see it.
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Post by: HeatherBoo on February 04, 2009, 01:56:08 AM
For a great comedy and Eddie Murphy at his best, watch Coming to America.  One of my favorite movies, I can watch it over and over.
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Post by: jsupe on February 08, 2009, 03:37:37 AM
i have been watching a james bond marathon on encore. ;D
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Post by: Jane on February 08, 2009, 09:52:39 PM
Have been to the movies as usual at the weekends. The film is called Revolutionary Road with Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslett (the spelling is certainly wrong)
The film is about the poor lot of housewives, it`s a warning to those who plan to stay at home, cook, clean and raise children. It`s a bad choice girls...
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Post by: DaveRam on February 09, 2009, 08:41:47 AM
28 Days Later , great Zombie horror film from Danny Boyle , those shots of a deserted London at the begining are brilliant ,quite a scary film .
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Post by: Bill Harry on February 09, 2009, 09:58:24 AM
Saw 'Appalloosa' which Sean bought on BlueRay. I like westerns but this seemed to be a massive cliche with almost every part of the film from bits and pieces of movies ranging from 'Warlock' to 'Silverado' to 'Wyatt Earp.' The director, producer and screenwriter was Ed Harris, who starred as a Wyatt Earp type. It had a decent cast, but in every scene I was remembering a similar scene from previous westerns. If the western is ever to make a comeback it should be innovative. I did like 'Open Range' and one of my all time favourites is the series 'Lonesome Dove.'
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Post by: BlueMeanie on February 09, 2009, 10:34:55 AM
Shutter Another remake of a Japanese horror. Quite good, but lacked a creepy atmosphere that would have served it well. I have yet to see any of the originals of all these Japanese remakes: Ring, Shutter, The Grudge etc. Can anyone fill me in?
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Post by: Euan Buchan on February 09, 2009, 08:36:00 PM
Help! Amazing
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on February 15, 2009, 07:36:41 AM
Since I didn't get a chance to see Body of Lies in theaters, I am going to buy it when it comes out on dvd on Tuesday.
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Post by: pc31 on February 15, 2009, 09:38:04 PM
i just finished watching cool hand luke,,,with paul newman...such a powerful movie....it spawned a hit record....
q-JxnK4GKhA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-JxnK4GKhA)
i love this movie but it always saddens me...but to be remembered like that....is a pleasant thought...r i p paul newman...
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Post by: DaveRam on February 15, 2009, 11:56:14 PM
Seen two films this weekend which i enjoyed Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Botton" and Sean Penn in "Milk" .
Benjamin Botton is one of the strangest films i've ever seen , it tells the storey of a life lived backwards and i must say Brad Pitt once again really impressed me , he his brilliant in this role , i totally believed his performance and it's got The Beatles in it , doing Twist and Shout , i can see why he's up for an Oscar .
The second film i saw this weekend is Milk the biopic of Harvey Milk the assassinated gay activist and although i knew his name i did'nt know much about him .
Sean Penn gives maybe one of the best performances i've see in some years , he brings Milk to life it's both funny and moving and the politics of 70's America is captured brilliantly .
Think this could get him is second  best Actor Oscar .
Both films are well worth seeing , outstanding performances from both these guys .
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Post by: Jane on February 21, 2009, 08:57:36 PM
I`ve just seen The Story of Benjamin Button. It is a very good film, very clever, kind, though it lasts long for nearly 3 hours you don`t get tired. it is also tear-squizing.
And certainly the Beatles! DaveRam mentions them in his post above.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on February 21, 2009, 09:14:57 PM
Body of Lies. It was very good.

dFmqyDbMJ6o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFmqyDbMJ6o)
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Post by: HeatherBoo on February 24, 2009, 02:06:03 AM
I saw the japanese original version of the ring, its worth watching imo.

Watched Dead Calm over the weekened and nearly died when I saw how hot Billy Zane looked in his younger days.  The first time I remember seeing him was in Titanic and he didnt really do much for me.  Now I look at him in a whole new light HAHHA  Oh yea and the movie as far as the story goes was ok.  

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk49/HeatherBoo916/billyzane.jpg)
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Post by: Mairi on February 24, 2009, 04:40:32 AM
Confessions of a Shopaholic: Okay so I admit it, I like chick flicks. This one was cute with real heart and a surprisingly good soundtrack. Isla Fisher is great at physical comedy. I would recommend it to anyone who liked Legally Blonde.

La Bamba: The story of Ritchie Valens. Although this movie was over the top and a bit cheesy at times, you have to consider the time in which it was made (1983). I did learn a lot from it though and it was entertaining on a Sunday evening.

Wall-E: This movie was sooooo good! The animation was stunning. I never thought Id see myself rooting for two robots in love but it was completely charming. I liked the environmental message as well; it was strong enough for the kids to pick up on without being anvilicious.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on February 24, 2009, 04:46:18 AM
I'm watching Chicago right now, LOVE IT!  Love musicals in general!!!
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Post by: Mairi on February 24, 2009, 04:47:30 AM
Chicago RULES! I wish i could be in a production of that musical as Velma.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on February 24, 2009, 05:30:30 AM
^ You and me Mairi - you as Velma and me as Roxy.  Together we'll take over the musical theater world lol!
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Post by: Mairi on February 24, 2009, 06:02:30 AM
Yes, we'll give 'em the old razzle-dazzle!
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Post by: BlueMeanie on February 24, 2009, 10:23:33 AM
Finally got round to watching Once at the weekend. Great movie, and very touching. The music by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - who are also the two main characters - is brilliant. All shot on a budget of 100,000 quid. The film spawned last years Oscar winning song - Falling Slowly.
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Post by: Joost on February 24, 2009, 10:47:38 AM
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Shutter Another remake of a Japanese horror. Quite good, but lacked a creepy atmosphere that would have served it well. I have yet to see any of the originals of all these Japanese remakes: Ring, Shutter, The Grudge etc. Can anyone fill me in?

I've seen quite some original Japanese horror movies and their American remakes. I think the main difference is that, more than their American colleagues, Japanese filmmakers like to keep the viewer a bit confused. You have to concentrate harder and keep focused to understand everything. And Japanese horror is often a bit creepier. But I think that the downside of Japanese horror is that it's harder to identify with the characters. They speak a language you don't understand, live in an alien culture and I think the Asian way of acting is more detached than the American way.
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Post by: BlueMeanie on February 24, 2009, 10:50:51 AM
^ I've downloaded 'Ringu', so I'll give it a try. Being English speaking in a foreign country I'm used to subtitles.
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Post by: DaveRam on February 24, 2009, 11:22:19 AM
I was right about Sean Penn getting the Oscar for MILK , should have had a bet on that (frog)
I watched "Xanadu "( 1980) yesterday afternoon what a load of rubbish , as to be one of the worst musical films i've seen, picked it up for 99p from the suppermarket.
Quite liked some of the music though the ELO tunes , but the storey and acting are dire , why Gene Kelly got involved in this god only knows .
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Post by: Mairi on February 24, 2009, 11:40:37 PM
Oh but that film is a camp classic!
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Post by: Sondra on February 25, 2009, 03:24:01 AM
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Oh but that film is a camp classic!

Camp yes, classic??? NO! Horrible movie. Good ELO stuff though I guess. Remember being really excited to see it when it came out cuz it was not long after Grease and she was hugely popular. After sitting through it we came out of the theater saying, what the HELL was that??? For god's sake, roller skating and disco?? They missed the boat by a few years on that one. Anyway, 1980 was a really BAD year.
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Post by: Sondra on February 25, 2009, 03:26:28 AM
Recently watched The Goodbye Girl again. I think that has to be my favorite movie of all time. Or one of them anyway. Maybe a tie with Annie Hall and Dog Day Afternoon. And a few others! To Kill a Mockingbird, A Clockwork Orange, The Philadelphia Story...I guess I don't really have a favorite movie. Too hard to pick just one! Can anyone here definitively name a favorite movie?
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Post by: Mairi on February 25, 2009, 04:21:43 AM
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Camp yes, classic??? NO! Horrible movie. Good ELO stuff though I guess. Remember being really excited to see it when it came out cuz it was not long after Grease and she was hugely popular. After sitting through it we came out of the theater saying, what the HELL was that??? For god's sake, roller skating and disco?? They missed the boat by a few years on that one. Anyway, 1980 was a really BAD year.

But that's why it's a camp classic: it's so bad that it's good! Well, to a lot of people anyway.
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Post by: DaveRam on February 25, 2009, 10:06:49 PM
^^^^^Agree the musical sequences are camp , but the storey as to be one of the most difficult to follow in film history ?
I mean it was aimed at a teen audience , i could'nt understand it when i was 19 and i still don't get it at 47 lol
Your right Sandra about it missing the Disco era , it was three year to late .
Great bit of pop though Xanadu the song ?
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Post by: DaveRam on February 25, 2009, 10:26:38 PM
It's a brilliant bit of POP this song

7m1UWSD-FaA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m1UWSD-FaA)
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Post by: Sondra on February 26, 2009, 01:04:35 AM
Yet somehow, the music wasn't enough to save it. Although Xanadu was a minor hit. Or major. I can't remember. It was aimed towards kids, but I was a kid and HATED it, so really, they failed on all levels. But yeah, I still like that stupid song. Memories. The song, not the movie. I saw that movie exactly ONE time. That was more than enough. The only think I remember vaguely is Gene Kelly. I've always just loved him. Completely forgot Andy Gibb was in it. Jeez, first Sgt. Pepper and than this? He really knew how to pick them.  ??)
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Post by: Mairi on February 26, 2009, 02:02:16 AM
Gotta love Gene Kelly...

I just finished watching Ratatouille. I have to say, it was pretty great. That little rat sure can cook.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on February 26, 2009, 03:43:47 AM
^ That's a great movie.
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Post by: Euan Buchan on February 26, 2009, 10:55:06 AM
Wallace & Gromit The Curse Of The Ware Rabbit funny
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Post by: Bill Harry on February 26, 2009, 10:59:17 AM
Sean went to the world premier of 'Watchmen' on Monday and we both went to the press preview yesterday. We had read the graphic novel when it was originally published by DC yonks ago. I thought it was unfilmable, yet here was the film. Several directors over the years have been hired to work on the movie, but eventually passed on it, but now it's here. It is visually awesome, no wonder someone referred to it as 'the Citizen Kane of Graphic Novels.' The stunning visuals as the opening titles unfold are incredible and must have cost almost as much as the budget of a normal film. Incidentally, it cost a hundred and twenty million to make.
I'm not sure how the general public will react as, if you aren't familiar with the graphic novel, then it could be almost unfathomable to the average punter. I suppose I haven't been assaulted by such visual treats since I originally saw '2001' in Cinerama.
It's such a cult-style film that I'm not sure it will be all that profitable. If it is, they still wouldn't be able to make a sequel because it is a novel that has finality in the ending.
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Post by: HeatherBoo on February 27, 2009, 02:51:06 AM
My favorite movie of all time has to be GoodFellas.  There are many many 2nd favorites I cannot chose from.
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Post by: Bill Harry on February 27, 2009, 09:23:23 AM
The Watchmen is probably the best superhero movie of all time. Unfortunately, in general, superhero movies are getting to be a pain. The last Superman one was awful - but they're still going to make another. The Dark Knight was much better, but how many super hero movies can we stand! Samuel Jackson has signed up to be Nick Fury in no less than nine Marvel super hero films. They are making another Iron Man. there is also an Avengers movie planned. Where will it end!
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Post by: Bill Harry on February 27, 2009, 09:23:38 AM
The Watchmen is probably the best superhero movie of all time. Unfortunately, in general, superhero movies are getting to be a pain. The last Superman one was awful - but they're still going to make another. The Dark Knight was much better, but how many super hero movies can we stand! Samuel Jackson has signed up to be Nick Fury in no less than nine Marvel super hero films. They are making another Iron Man. there is also an Avengers movie planned. Where will it end!
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Post by: HeyJude18 on February 27, 2009, 01:31:04 PM
^ With Iron Man and Dark Knight being two of the biggest movies of 2008, I doubt any time soon lol!
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Post by: Sondra on March 01, 2009, 10:22:59 PM
I'm watching The Blob. The Steve McQueen version, not that HORRIBLE remake. I haven't seen this in so long! I completely forgot about The Blob song. It's hysterical. I looked it up and I can't believe Burt Bacharach wrote it!! I love 50's camp. Steve McQueen as a teenager. I never could buy that. He looks about 38 in this movie! But gorgeous none the less. Hey, I wonder if he was ever called Macca?


 "The Blob" by Burt Bacharach

Beware of the blob, it creeps
And leaps and glides and slides
Across the floor
Right through the door
And all around the wall
A splotch, a blotch
Be careful of the blob!

How awesome were those fifties special effects!  ;D
(http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/THE_BLOB-4.jpg)
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Post by: Mairi on March 02, 2009, 01:12:37 AM
Finally saw The Dark Knight. It was GREAT!
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Post by: BlueMeanie on March 02, 2009, 10:49:34 AM
A History Of Violence. Very strange movie. I'd group it together with that Halle Berry film; Monsters Ball? The one she won the Oscar for.
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Post by: Euan Buchan on March 02, 2009, 10:56:41 AM
South Park Bigger & Uncut love South Park
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 02, 2009, 01:10:20 PM
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Finally saw The Dark Knight. It was GREAT!

Yay!
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Post by: HeyJude18 on March 02, 2009, 02:13:40 PM
I saw "He's Just Not That Into You" last night (it was either that or the Jonas Brothers movie (barf2) )  it wasn't half bad for a romantic comedy.  Going to it I thought it was just going to be like - yeah story of my life... but it was better than that, it was cute and uplifting and slightly depressing, all the makings of a romantic comedy lol.  It was produced by Drew Barrymore, how indepth can you expect it to be?
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 02, 2009, 02:41:53 PM
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I saw "He's Just Not That Into You" last night (it was either that or the Jonas Brothers movie (barf2) )  it wasn't half bad for a romantic comedy.  Going to it I thought it was just going to be like - yeah story of my life... but it was better than that, it was cute and uplifting and slightly depressing, all the makings of a romantic comedy lol.  It was produced by Drew Barrymore, how indepth can you expect it to be?

If Jonas Bros movie was the last movie on earth, I would not watch it.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on March 02, 2009, 03:06:54 PM
^ Oh I know, my sister and my friend tried to drag me to it (for some reason they think they're still 11 years old and love them)
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on March 03, 2009, 04:31:38 AM
Slumdog Millionaire. It was alright but quite a typical living-in-poverty-and-then-getting-out-of-it movie. But I dont see why it got Best Movie. I mean sure, it is a sad and disturbing concept, especially becuase it mirrors the real world, but... you know. Perhaps the book is better
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Post by: Bill Harry on March 03, 2009, 04:33:50 PM
If you liked the Dark Knight I wonder what you will think of Watchmen, which turns out to be the best superhero movie ever made
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Post by: Mairi on March 03, 2009, 08:13:42 PM
I hope to see The Watchmen, though I haven't read the graphic novel. Should I read it first?
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Post by: DarkSweetLady on March 04, 2009, 12:56:49 AM
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If Jonas Bros movie was the last movie on earth, I would not watch it.

I agree with you 100%, my friend paid $18 to see it! I was like what are you thinking?!


The last movie I saw was 'Swing Kids'. It was a good movie, I'm not all into War movies, but it kind of isn't. It does take place during the Nazi administration in Germany but it is about this group of kids who love American swing music and british fashion. I'd definitely would reccommend it, it was really good! :)
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Post by: freakchic9 on March 04, 2009, 01:46:05 AM
^I love swing music and British fashion! I think I'm going to like this movie.
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Post by: DarkSweetLady on March 05, 2009, 12:28:14 AM
You should definitely check it out. It is so good, a few parts are sad and violent, but it is really a good movie.
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Post by: Kagome on March 06, 2009, 11:32:24 AM
The Last Movie I saw Was TOMIE I very nice horror movie series  I really  enjoyed the plot  in the movie and its very scary The monster can never die only regenatates no matter how you kill it
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 06, 2009, 03:09:53 PM
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I agree with you 100%, my friend paid $18 to see it! I was like what are you thinking?!


The last movie I saw was 'Swing Kids'. It was a good movie, I'm not all into War movies, but it kind of isn't. It does take place during the Nazi administration in Germany but it is about this group of kids who love American swing music and british fashion. I'd definitely would reccommend it, it was really good! :)

$18!? Your friend just flushed that $18 down the drain. What a waste.
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Post by: Mairi on March 06, 2009, 05:24:19 PM
I saw Watchmen last night at a midnight screening with some friends. The first half was very good, but the second half was way confusing. I think it was really made for people who had seen the book. Good cinematography, though. And a good soundtrack.
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Post by: tkitna on March 07, 2009, 03:15:17 AM
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I saw Watchmen last night at a midnight screening with some friends. The first half was very good, but the second half was way confusing. I think it was really made for people who had seen the book. Good cinematography, though. And a good soundtrack.

I cant wait to see it. I'm a comic book buff and its definately the best graphic novel i've read.

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Post by: Jane on March 07, 2009, 09:08:27 PM
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I saw Watchmen last night at a midnight screening with some friends. The first half was very good, but the second half was way confusing. I think it was really made for people who had seen the book. Good cinematography, though. And a good soundtrack.

I`ve seen this film today. I absolutely agree with Mairi. The only minus is that it is too long. The second half should have been shorter.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 10, 2009, 02:14:09 PM
I was watching Man On Fire but the dvd decided to stop working so I didn't get to finish it but it was pretty good up to where it stopped.
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Post by: Arthur Mullard on March 10, 2009, 02:43:32 PM
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I`ve seen this film today. I absolutely agree with Mairi. The only minus is that it is too long. The second half should have been shorter.

Then it wouldn't have been a half!! ;D
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Post by: Mairi on March 11, 2009, 12:13:13 AM
Saw Slumdog Millionare today. It's a very good film, I would recommend it. The young actor who plays the main character is very good.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 11, 2009, 04:28:53 AM
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas...incredibly moving and tragic.
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Post by: DarkSweetLady on March 13, 2009, 07:22:53 PM
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$18!? Your friend just flushed that $18 down the drain. What a waste.

Tell me about it, I try to convince her of this everyday; she refuses to listen to my outstanding advice.
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Post by: DaveRam on March 14, 2009, 02:04:42 PM
Saw Cate Blancett and Judi Dench in "Notes On A Scandle " (2006) it's about a teacher (Blanchett) who as a sexual relatinship with a 15 year old boy .
Powerhouse performances from these two great actors ,Dench inparticular as the psycho teacher Barbara is mesmerising , both actors got Oscar nominations for their roles and rightly so .
A brilliant script and the wonderfull Bill Nighy , 9 out of 10 .
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Post by: freakchic9 on March 17, 2009, 12:42:17 AM
I watched the movie Paris Je T'aime today. It's in French, but I watched it with English subtitles. There are parts in it that are English, though. It's a very cute movie about a bunch of people and their love stories.
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Post by: Euan Buchan on March 23, 2009, 10:31:44 AM
The Mask Superb
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Post by: DaveRam on March 25, 2009, 10:15:29 AM
Watched Quantum Of Solice on DVD last night  really enjoyed it , i like Daniel Craig as Bond .
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Post by: BlueMeanie on March 25, 2009, 10:23:23 AM
Disturbia. It killed a couple of hours, is the best thing I can say. It was OK. Very much inspired by 'Rear Window'.
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Post by: BlueMeanie on March 25, 2009, 10:28:24 AM
Forbiden Planet. Never seen it before, and I thought I was going to really enjoy it, as I'm a fan of 50's sci-fi, but it was very slow, and practically plotless. I suppose the special effects were good for the time though. I can see where the creators of 'Lost' got some of their inspiration from though. The force field, and the invisible monster.
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Post by: Andy Smith on March 25, 2009, 10:31:14 PM
the recent 2005 remake of King Kong...it was awful!!!!!!!!!(thumbsdown)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6a/Kingkong_bigfinal1.jpg)
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Post by: Penny Lane on March 26, 2009, 10:17:24 PM
Just watched the entirety of "Wingspan" on YouTube.  It made me so sad just thinking about Paul losing Linda. :(
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 26, 2009, 10:20:24 PM
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls...hilarious!  ;D
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Post by: tkitna on March 31, 2009, 04:38:04 AM
Finally watched 'Hellboy 2' and 'Punisher: War Zone' with my son and we enjoyed both of them, but we're comic book geeks.

Also watched an older movie called 'Paradise' and even though Phoebe Cates was naked in half of it, the flick was pretty awful.
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Post by: Jane on March 31, 2009, 07:05:32 PM
I`ve seen the film Knowing. Really don`t know what to think of it. Anyway I don`t think it`s good or worth seeing, too pretentious.
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Post by: freakchic9 on April 02, 2009, 12:00:12 AM
I watched most of American Beauty yesterday. A tad inappropriate and plain old weird at times. Other than that, it was great!
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on April 02, 2009, 11:45:03 AM
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Disturbia. It killed a couple of hours, is the best thing I can say. It was OK. Very much inspired by 'Rear Window'.

I love Disturbia..good film.
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Post by: tkitna on April 02, 2009, 11:53:27 PM
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I watched most of American Beauty yesterday. A tad inappropriate and plain old weird at times. Other than that, it was great!

American Beauty is probably my favorite movie of all time. Yes, I think its that good.

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Post by: HeatherBoo on April 03, 2009, 01:25:34 AM
Anyone else love Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?  Great movie, even better book.  It's one of those movies where you either get it and love it, or have no clue and hate it  8)
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Post by: tkitna on April 03, 2009, 02:01:25 AM
Yes, I love it. My wife and I laugh our butts off when we watch it. Johnny Depp is the man.
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Post by: HeatherBoo on April 03, 2009, 02:52:18 AM
I love Johnny Depp and at first I had no idea that was him..let's just say I wasn't in the correct frame of mind when I first watched that movie  ;D  

He is such a great actor.
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Post by: Jane on April 03, 2009, 06:58:42 PM
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American Beauty is probably my favorite movie of all time. Yes, I think its that good.


Yes, I also like the film. it`s very good.
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Post by: Jane on April 05, 2009, 08:30:26 PM
As usual I went to the movies at the weekend. This time I saw He`s Just Not That Much Into You. I love it, I love it! The film is really good, funny, involving with the best actors.  :)
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Post by: Veroniqa on April 20, 2009, 09:52:15 PM
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As usual I went to the movies at the weekend. This time I saw He`s Just Not That Much Into You. I love it, I love it! The film is really good, funny, involving with the best actors.  :)
I saw it too, its nice movie.
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Post by: freakchic9 on April 21, 2009, 12:45:51 AM
I recently saw Slumdog Millionaire. It's such a great movie. It's in my top 5. The actors were great, and the storyline just pulls you in.
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Post by: Mairi on April 21, 2009, 04:01:40 AM
I saw The Boys in the Band today, and while it is a bit dated, it is still a great film, with good acting. It has many great one-liners.
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Post by: Euan Buchan on April 25, 2009, 10:03:28 PM
Went to see The Boat That Rocked Anazing film I had to buy the soundtrck after
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 26, 2009, 05:37:23 AM
Enchanted the other day on cable.  Amy Adams did look like a Hallmark card!  Cute movie.  I enjoyed it.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on April 27, 2009, 01:43:34 AM
I just saw The Soloist.  It was an AMAZING movie!!!  I honestly didn't expect much from Jamie Foxx but it was moving!  It's not just a music movie, it's a very human movie, tugs at the heartstrings a little.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on April 27, 2009, 01:52:58 AM
You Me and Dupree. Hilarious.
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Post by: Ligger on April 29, 2009, 02:45:15 AM
I've seen three films recently: Frozen River, Gone Baby Gone, and Two Lovers.

My fave was Two Lovers (with Gwenyth and Joaquin). A sweet surprise.


My top films of all time:

Diner
The Lady Eve
Almost Famous
Bringing Up Baby
Searching for Bobby Fischer
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Post by: Joost on May 04, 2009, 07:25:35 AM
I saw 'Mirrors' a few days ago. I've been wanting to see it ever since I saw the preview with that really creepy scene of the mom who sees her son turn away from a mirror while his reflection keeps staring at her. Turns out this scene was pretty much the only cool thing about the movie. It's overlong, not scary at all and the story was cluttered and eventually just silly.
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Post by: Jane on May 09, 2009, 07:01:25 PM
I`ve just seen The Boat That Rocked. A film about the Britain of 1966. I recommend it to those who like those times and who are fond of the British music of the 60s. It`s a British film with British humour, the actors are just wonderful! But I`ve got one reproach: some songs should come more to the fore and should last a bit longer for us to enjoy them more! Long live rock-n-roll!
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Post by: Mairi on May 09, 2009, 09:14:49 PM
I recently saw Velvet Goldmine, and while it is a very entertaining film, I don't think it was particularly deep. I really enjoyed it though. Great performances all around.
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Post by: Jane on May 11, 2009, 08:41:55 PM
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I`ve just seen The Boat That Rocked. A film about the Britain of 1966. I recommend it to those who like those times and who are fond of the British music of the 60s. It`s a British film with British humour, the actors are just wonderful! But I`ve got one reproach: some songs should come more to the fore and should last a bit longer for us to enjoy them more! Long live rock-n-roll!

I have just learned that the film will be shown in America only in august. Maybe because it is Europe-made?
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Post by: pc31 on May 11, 2009, 11:46:49 PM
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I have just learned that the film will be shown in America only in august. Maybe because it is Europe-made?
the answer is YES jane...you can take me to the pictures... ;)

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Post by: tkitna on May 12, 2009, 12:03:52 AM
Took the kids to see Wolverine. It wasnt as bad as i thought it was going to be. Pretty decent.
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Post by: Mairi on May 12, 2009, 02:10:44 AM
I watched 10 Things I Hate About You last night. One of the best romantic comedies ever, mostly because Kat was such a great heroine and not some dippy idiot.
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Post by: Joost on May 12, 2009, 07:16:38 AM
I saw "The Lodger" yesterday, which is about a detective in West-Hollywood who's after a serial killer that exactly copies the Jack the Ripper murders. Even though the movie was slaughtered by most critics, I thought it was one of the better new movies I've seen in a while. It's just a classic 'whodunit' mystery where you change you mind about who's the murder about every two minutes. It's also shot very stylish, with really original camera work, dramatical classical music, a few subtile jokes and a really strong ending.
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Post by: harihead on May 12, 2009, 02:05:14 PM
I saw "The Soloist", about a mentally ill violinist/cellist who ends up on the street, and the LA reporter who tries to help him. It was much sadder than I had hoped it would be, but a decent journey if you're into pondering the human condition (and like classical music).
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Post by: HeyJude18 on May 12, 2009, 02:09:05 PM
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I saw "The Soloist", about a mentally ill violinist/cellist who ends up on the street, and the LA reporter who tries to help him. It was much sadder than I had hoped it would be, but a decent journey if you're into pondering the human condition (and like classical music).

I totally saw that "human condition" in The Soloist.  I loved it!  It really glimpsed into the psyche of a homeless person/a person with a mental disorder.
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Post by: Jane on May 13, 2009, 09:00:08 PM
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the answer is YES jane...you can take me to the pictures... ;)


I imagine how we would laugh our heads off! That would be great!  ;)
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Post by: Mairi on May 14, 2009, 08:15:36 PM
Last night I watched "Heathers" which is a dark teen comedy made in 1989 starring Winoda Ryder. It's one of the better teen flicks I've seen. I recommend it, but only if you have a strong stomach for jokes about suicide and the like.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on May 16, 2009, 03:28:49 AM
I just saw Angels and Demons tonight.  Not as good as the book but it was better than the DaVinci Code movie.
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Post by: aspinall_lover on May 21, 2009, 11:19:19 PM
I'm gonna watch, "finally", "Sex And The City-The Movie" tonight.  I know it's from last year, but I rented it on BlueRay and I'm dying to see what it looks like on LCD HDTV..........we'll let you know.........
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Post by: HeatherBoo on May 22, 2009, 12:15:06 AM
Got free tickets to see Dance Flick....It was ok...typical Wayan's brothers movie.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on May 23, 2009, 04:09:06 AM
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I'm gonna watch, "finally", "Sex And The City-The Movie" tonight.  I know it's from last year, but I rented it on BlueRay and I'm dying to see what it looks like on LCD HDTV..........we'll let you know.........

hm, I still have to see that movie, I bought it on DVD when it came out.  I just haven't gotten around to watching it yet.  Don't spoil everything for me!!  lol
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Post by: Euan Buchan on May 24, 2009, 11:20:21 AM
Saw Night At The Museum 2 yesterday it was good but could of been better
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Post by: Penny Lane on May 24, 2009, 12:04:42 PM
"The Darjeeling Limited" on DVD.  A little odd, but an okay way to spend 90 minutes.
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Post by: HeatherBoo on May 26, 2009, 01:02:58 AM
I finally broke down and watched Twilight (I have read the books)...Not that great at all.
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Post by: Mairi on May 26, 2009, 01:18:55 PM
I last saw Pleasantville, which was pretty good and had great cinematography. I also watched Ed Wood after years of being a Plan 9 fan. It was great and I recommend it to anyone who's into the 50s b-movie/horror scene.
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Post by: freakchic9 on May 26, 2009, 10:58:07 PM
^Pleasantville is one of my favorite movies! They play a cover of Across the Universe at the end if I remember correctly.
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Post by: walrus_21 on May 26, 2009, 11:36:51 PM
Angels and Demons -- gibberish.
Star Trek -- very good.
Earth -- really dull.  Shockingly, very very dull.  

All this past week, while on vacation at the in-laws.
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Post by: Mairi on May 27, 2009, 12:01:04 AM
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^Pleasantville is one of my favorite movies! They play a cover of Across the Universe at the end if I remember correctly.

yeah, I think it's the one by Fiona Apple. I like that scene a lot.
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Post by: Andy Smith on May 29, 2009, 02:41:20 PM
the Passionn of Christ, i don't rate the movie at all, it kinda bored me to tears and i thought i was in for a great movie after hearing all the controversy that surrounded it.  :-/
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on June 17, 2009, 12:58:26 AM
Taken - pretty much amazing.
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Post by: Mairi on June 17, 2009, 01:04:50 AM
I had the day to myself on on Sunday, so i watched Clueless. Such a great little film. It always makes me happy.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on June 17, 2009, 01:07:32 AM
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I had the day to myself on on Sunday, so i watched Clueless. Such a great little film. It always makes me happy.

I haven't seen that movie in years!
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Post by: Jane on June 17, 2009, 03:36:27 PM
The last Terminator. Not a great film. But very humane and kind.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 18, 2009, 02:15:34 AM
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.........so i watched Clueless. Such a great little film. It always makes me happy.


Me too.

(http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Previews/Clueless-movie-06.jpg)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/60/Georgeknightley.jpg)

Emma
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Post by: HeatherBoo on June 19, 2009, 12:09:48 AM
Can't remember if I posted this or not but I finally watched Across the Universe and was pleasantly surprised. I thought I would hate it as I hate when other people sing Beatle songs. But I really enjoyed it enough so that I would actually watch it again.
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Post by: Sondra on June 19, 2009, 10:12:21 AM
I think I'm gonna go see The Brothers Bloom tomorrow. Hope it's good. Other than that, I don't know what I've seen lately!
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Post by: Jane on June 19, 2009, 05:17:12 PM
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Can't remember if I posted this or not but I finally watched Across the Universe and was pleasantly surprised. I thought I would hate it as I hate when other people sing Beatle songs. But I really enjoyed it enough so that I would actually watch it again.

I am glad you liked it! I always enjoy watching it.

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Post by: DarkSweetLady on June 20, 2009, 09:58:32 PM
3:10 TO YUMA

   It was good movie. I was weary to watch it because I thought it was just going to be a boring cowboy movie. But Christian Bale convinced me to sit through it...and it actually paid off!

   It was a really good movie. Russel Crowe was good in it as well!
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Post by: freakchic9 on June 20, 2009, 11:08:56 PM
Nick and Norah's Infinate Playlist. It was so cute and funny! More of a girl movie. I loved it.
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Post by: HeatherBoo on June 21, 2009, 02:57:34 AM
I saw Pelham 123, was pretty good. They made John Travolta a pretty cool bad guy!
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on June 21, 2009, 03:02:39 AM
Last movie I saw was A Film With Me In It..... The following smilies reflect my thoughts:  ??) ;D ??) :-/ :)
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Post by: Mairi on June 21, 2009, 04:18:14 AM
Runaway Bride. It was kinda "meh" for me. Nowhere near as good as Pretty Woman, but I felt they got the whole small-town asthetic down perfectly.
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Post by: Jane on June 21, 2009, 09:58:48 PM
Have seen a new film called PROPOSAL. With Sandra Bullock. Highly recommend it! Very funny, enjoyed seeing Alaska. American family values are shown. Good film.
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Post by: Andy Smith on June 23, 2009, 02:49:22 PM
Control, excellant movie about the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, quite sad but done very excellant!
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Post by: Mairi on June 25, 2009, 12:47:52 AM
My Cousin Vinny. It was hilarious and charming. Marisa Tomei earned that Oscar!
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on June 25, 2009, 05:39:26 AM
Driving Lessons - bloody brilliant!
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Post by: HeatherBoo on June 26, 2009, 12:57:11 AM
I love My Cousin Vinny....the two youtes...the what?
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Post by: HeyJude18 on July 03, 2009, 04:56:47 AM
I just saw the new Transformers movie tonight.  It was ok, my only problem with it was that all the climatic action happened within the last 10-15 minutes, and let's be honest, Megan Fox was only there for her ASSets.
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Post by: Mairi on July 03, 2009, 10:42:41 PM
Hendrix, biopic of Jimi Hendrix. It wasn't that great, and I didn't bother to finish it. The actor just wasn't very charismatic.
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Post by: Dmitry on July 03, 2009, 11:03:12 PM
I saw Terminator and Up this month. Nothing special for me ((
As about Transformers 2 I don't want to see it at all.

There is a question: "what you thought of them"
There is an answer: poor movies.
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Post by: Mrs Lennon on July 03, 2009, 11:03:52 PM
'My Sister's Keeper' It was good, but they ruined the ending! >:(
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Post by: Octie on July 04, 2009, 12:00:52 AM
Been to a friend's birthday party and watched He's Just Not That Into You... I've already seen it before because another friend wanted to see it... not my kind of movie, not a fan of romancey stuff :-\ And I can't even say the movie title properly, I always mix up the words :D

Hopefully KE and me will finally see Angels and Demons tomorrow :)
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Post by: Andy Smith on July 04, 2009, 12:16:16 AM
watched Clint Eastwood's terrific new movie, Gran Torino, as i bought it on dvd this week,
i can't believe this guy is still bringing out wonderful movies at 79!! good on Clint! :)
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Post by: Sondra on July 04, 2009, 06:06:21 AM
I saw Public Enemy tonight. It was okay. Very lacking in dialogue. What's that about? It's too bad because it had some great actors in it. Also, Johnny Depp SO outshines Christian Bale. I just don't get the whole Christian Bale thing. I mean, yeah, he's okay, but really...
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on July 04, 2009, 06:18:39 AM
watched Clint Eastwood's terrific new movie, Gran Torino, as i bought it on dvd this week,
i can't believe this guy is still bringing out wonderful movies at 79!! good on Clint! :)

That's a great movie!

I watched Juno. Terrific and I love Ellen Page.
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Post by: DaveRam on July 08, 2009, 07:31:08 AM
Watched Gran Torino last night and agree Andy it's a great movie , Clint is outstanding in it , his un-PC  character had me laughing out loud , quite a thought provoking film on many levels and the best film i've seen in sometime . :)
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Post by: Euan Buchan on July 08, 2009, 10:09:33 AM
Ice Age 3 in 3D was amazing
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Post by: aspinall_lover on July 11, 2009, 07:08:44 PM
Jeff and I watched the Clint Eastwood movie, "Gran Torino" last night.........brilliant!!!!  Clint can still do great movies!!!  My hubby cried at the end..........didn't expect that.  Now we got "Taken" to watch this weekend.  Is this a good movie???  Heard great things about it.
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on July 11, 2009, 09:01:51 PM
Thats mad, I just finished watching a Few Dollars more just now....classic.

Infact it's been  movie marathon lately for me. Best of the bunch 'Good Will Hunting.' Great film, and did not realise that Matt Damon & Ben Affleck actuallly wrote it. Robin Williams is the man tho! :)
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Post by: aspinall_lover on July 12, 2009, 12:30:45 AM
Thats mad, I just finished watching a Few Dollars more just now....cla**ic.

Infact it's been  movie marathon lately for me. Best of the bunch 'Good Will Hunting.' Great film, and did not realise that Matt Damon & Ben Affleck actuallly wrote it. Robin Williams is the man tho! :)
^^^^^^^You a Clint Eastwood fan????  We just watched "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" this afternoon.  The theme song ROCKS!!!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 12, 2009, 02:21:07 AM
The Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western Trilogy....A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly is magnificent.

A Fistful Of Dollars is a scene-by-scene remake of the 1961 Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo starring Toshiro Mifune as a Samurai ronin.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on July 12, 2009, 04:14:18 AM
Just saw Confessions of a Shopaholic... definitely saw myself in some parts, not gonna lie lol.  Other than that I rate it pretty good on the chick flick scale.
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Post by: Sondra on July 13, 2009, 01:09:16 AM
I'm watching the movie The Loved One right now. It's a black comedy from 1965. OMG, it's hysterical!! Rod Steiger is cracking me up! Great movie! I had never heard of it before!

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Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 13, 2009, 01:50:42 AM
And Rod Steiger usually plays the "heavy!"  That's some cast!

Yes, it's a pretty funny movie.  One of the pair of screenwriters is Terry Southern who wrote The Magic Christan, Candy, Casino Royale, Dr. Strangelove and Barbarella.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Andy Smith on July 14, 2009, 12:57:14 AM
I'm watching the movie The Loved One right now. It's a black comedy from 1965. OMG, it's hysterical!! Rod Steiger is cracking me up! Great movie! I had never heard of it before!

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Joyboy - Rod Steiger in The Loved One (1965) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOMm86R_67w#lq-lq2-hq)
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Post by: Sondra on July 14, 2009, 12:59:01 AM
^That was the best part! And that mother was so freaky!! What a great movie.
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Post by: Sondra on July 14, 2009, 12:59:33 AM
And Rod Steiger usually plays the "heavy!"  That's some cast!

Yes, it's a pretty funny movie.  One of the pair of screenwriters is Terry Southern who wrote The Magic Christan, Candy, Casino Royale, Dr. Strangelove and Barbarella.



I still need to see The Magic Christian!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on July 14, 2009, 01:00:44 AM
Me too. Never seen it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 14, 2009, 01:01:25 AM
Huh?? I'm shocked! And you call yourself a Beatles' fan!


;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on July 14, 2009, 01:04:14 AM
Well, I call myself Paul, and some people call me something else.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 14, 2009, 01:05:52 AM
I still need to see The Magic Christian!

Silent scream......tiny face

;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Andy Smith on July 14, 2009, 01:07:25 AM
its a great movie, i have it on vhs, i can never find it on dvd tho, they should re-release it on dvd.
be a good 40th anniversary for next year as it was release in 1970. :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 14, 2009, 01:08:18 AM
Well, I call myself Paul, and some people call me something else.

Ray?

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Post by: BlueMeanie on July 14, 2009, 01:09:55 AM
Ray?



You are either telepathic, or something else ending in 'ic'. That's my middle name!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 14, 2009, 01:12:42 AM
You didn't know I had such powers?


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on July 14, 2009, 01:13:36 AM
BTW, this is where I got the Ray from. Ray Jay's probably not well know outside the US!
Vintage 70's Commercial--Budweiser/Natural Light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egr3HFB7hc4#lq-lq2-hq)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on July 14, 2009, 01:15:45 AM
Doesn't look like me.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 14, 2009, 05:28:21 AM
Wow!  I remember that commercial like it was yesterday!

Thanks, Sondra.......
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Magness on July 14, 2009, 09:25:40 AM
Watched Ice Age 3: Down of the Dinosaurs today.

What can I say? I can't say that I liked it very much. It's good to watch when you have free time, but...
Most of the movie is really foolish. First Ice Age was really good, second part was quiet horrible X( Third part was better than second in my opinion, but it's not really good.
It's not already the Ice Age - most of the ice have already melted ;D
Especially the moment with red and blue "wires" in the big predatory plant - just idiotic %)
I was looking forward to seeing Scrat's of Sid's girlfriend. I wasn't mistaken - there were pretty squirrel that was with our beloved Scrat. They two were looking really hilarious when they were fighting for the nutty ;D
I liked very mush the part with Manny and Elly's little child. It was really adorable moment :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Octie on July 14, 2009, 09:36:37 AM
^ To be honest, I've never seen any of the Ice Age movies... :-[

But I saw the Star Trek movie last week, and I really liked it! :) I'm not a proper Trekkie, but that film was just too much fun ;D

Looking forward to the up-coming Harry Potter film - KE and I are seeing it this Friday :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Magness on July 14, 2009, 09:41:29 AM
Looking forward to the up-coming Harry Potter film - KE and I are seeing it this Friday :)
To be honest I don't want to see it. Only first three films (and books) were good and really interesting in my opinion. The fourth was not bad, but not really good, too. The fifth one I didn't liked. The fantasy of Mrs. Rowling ended during the fourth part. Fifth is not interesting, so I don't think that the sixth one will be good, though.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on July 14, 2009, 09:47:12 AM
I'm going to the midnight premiere of Half Blood Prince today  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 14, 2009, 01:22:49 PM
I'm going to the midnight premiere of Half Blood Prince today  ;D

Me too!!!!! I can't wait for it!!!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kevin on July 16, 2009, 09:39:43 AM
35 Rhums (35 shots). A little French arthouse movie, one of those about nothing but about everything. Really enjoyed it - a nice change from Hollywood.
But damn the French can make a cigarette and coffee look like the most fun in the world.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 16, 2009, 11:40:03 PM
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince :)  Amazing!!  I won't give too much away for those you haven't seen it yet that want to see it.  But there were changes from the book, not too significant, as far as I can see...  The movie was beautifully done though, very nice angles and everything.
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Post by: Georgies Girl on July 17, 2009, 06:58:34 PM
I just watched "Schlindler's List" yesterday. Amazing...gives me goosebumps to think it actually happened.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on July 17, 2009, 07:48:18 PM
Have just seen X-men III, at last! On TV. Good!
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 18, 2009, 07:58:46 AM
HP and the 0.5BP! I really liked it! My manager complained that they didnt do some of the stuff in the book... but I liked it. Better than the previous one, I'd say. And to think that Daniel Radcliffe turns 20!!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Andy Smith on July 18, 2009, 08:26:16 PM
i'm getting into French Movies at the moment.. :)
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Post by: Octie on July 19, 2009, 01:51:46 AM
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince :)  Amazing!!  I won't give too much away for those you haven't seen it yet that want to see it.  But there were changes from the book, not too significant, as far as I can see...  The movie was beautifully done though, very nice angles and everything.

I agree, it was really lovely! :) Loved the film.
I thought the actors did a very good job - I really liked Slughorn and Snape (but then, he's always good 8) ).
And I'm glad they didn't completely cut out my favourite character :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 19, 2009, 05:34:05 PM
^ Was it just me or did Bella seem more evil in it?  I just love the way that Helena Bonham Carter plays her!  Ohhh and LAVENDER'S SUPPOSED TO BE BLACK!!!!  Gahhh that just annoyed me a little lol.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on July 20, 2009, 09:42:33 AM
i'm getting into French Movies at the moment.. :)

Which ones have you seen? They are very good! Very psychological. I have recently watched again The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) with Alain Delon, Romy Schnaider and Jane Birkin. Love it! French comedies are fantastic, the best ones I must say!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Wonderland on July 20, 2009, 05:09:28 PM
Kiki's Delivery Service. It's cute and it has the Studio Ghibli charm, but in my opinion, it doesn't quite live up to Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Octie on July 21, 2009, 01:47:18 AM
^ I just love the way that Helena Bonham Carter plays her!
... me too!! I love how she plays Bellatrix 8)
 
Ohhh and LAVENDER'S SUPPOSED TO BE BLACK!!!!  Gahhh that just annoyed me a little lol.
... really?? :o Uh-oh, I never knew that :-[ I should re-read the books! Hmm, wonder why they changed her...

I was really waiting for a certain scene involving my favourite character (Lupin) that happened towards the end of the book *...trying not to spoil...* but they didn't put it in the movie. But I know they have limited time and all :)

Which ones have you seen? They are very good! Very psychological. I have recently watched again The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) with Alain Delon, Romy Schnaider and Jane Birkin. Love it! French comedies are fantastic, the best ones I must say!

A propos French comedies (excuse the pun ;) ), I really like those Louis de Funes comedies from back in the 60s... like the "Le Gendarme" series, Fantomas, and La Grande Vadrouille. Actually, to be honest, I've only ever seen them dubbed in Russian... but I really love 'em :) Even though I watched them so many times, they still make me laugh. :D Mum used to watch these films when she was little, and now we watch them together from time to time :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 21, 2009, 03:18:13 AM
I just saw Public Enemies...  Johnny Depp = <3 all I have to say (plus I love movies that show Chicago in the 1930s!)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on July 21, 2009, 10:05:31 AM
It was Jackass Number Two it was ok some bits were funny some disgusting. I prefer the first film.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 24, 2009, 10:21:31 AM
Quarantine
'[REC]' is a Spanish horror movie about a tv crew that's trapped an appartment building that gets sealed off, because a deathly virus has broken out inside - imagine The Blair Witch Project with canibalistic zombies in an appartement building and you'll pretty much get the picture. Or not. 'Quarentine' is the US remake of that movie and since I loved the original I was curious to see what kind of twist they'd given to the remake. The answer: no twist whatsoever. It's an exact copy, only translated to English. They could just as well have overdubbed the original. So if you haven't seen [REC] yet and your English is better than your Spanish, you'd probably want to watch this one instead. The female lead in the Spanish version was a lot cuter though. ;)

The Wicker Man (remake)
I've heard and read a lot of negative things about this movie, so I was kind of hoping it would be so bad that it would be amusing. Well, it's not. It's bad, but not disasterously bad, it's just boring and doesn't make a whole lot of sense. And was Nicholas Cage always this bad an actor? He's terrible. The set looks cool, though.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on July 24, 2009, 07:53:37 PM
I have seen 4 films running on TV. Don`t know why I did it. Maybe just felt lazy to get up from the sofa. Maybe just wanted to relax and not do anything else. These are the films: Teleport - so-so, only to see once; Spy Children 2 - funny, nice, to be seen once; Black Hawk Down - great film, I am shocked, poor soldiers, want to see it again, but one needs a special mood; Robbery In Baker Street - good, great actors, maybe I will see it again.
One needs to see Black Hawk Down by all means!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Magness on July 25, 2009, 06:07:28 AM
Watched Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince yesterday
Actually it was much better than I thoght before. I really thought it won't be good 'cause I didn't liked the 5th part. But I was mistaken. It was really awsome, much better than the previous one! :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 25, 2009, 02:32:29 PM
^ totally agree, I saw it for the second time on Thursday.  My fave was Chamber of Secrets and it blew that one out of the water!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: aspinall_lover on July 25, 2009, 06:30:53 PM
Tonight, gonna watch the movie, "The Departed".......any of you seen it????  Whatcha think of it????
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on July 25, 2009, 08:30:05 PM
Today I`ve seen Johnny D., though in English it may have a different name. Certainly Johnny Depp is starring. I can`t say I liked the film. Something is lacking.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on July 25, 2009, 08:39:52 PM
Oliver! f**in is one of the greatest characters created, and Ron Moody does him brilliantly. And my old mate Jack Wild as The Artful Dodger!

Now, come on...'I'm reviewing, the situation...'
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on July 25, 2009, 09:45:05 PM
Now, come on...'I'm reviewing, the situation...'

That famous film, oh, yes! And the song...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on July 27, 2009, 06:01:44 PM
The Unborn - with Gary Oldman quite a scary horror film with some wild special effects , the dog with it's head on upside down is really freaky  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Georgies Girl on July 27, 2009, 08:36:56 PM
Charly and The Chocolate Factory by Tim Burton. I liked it, made ma laugh a lot. Johnny Depp looked so weird :P hehe
I remembered about those stupid comparissions between Johnny and George in the Alps' scenes in Help!... ::)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on July 27, 2009, 11:44:43 PM
The Hangover Hilarious
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 29, 2009, 12:33:29 AM
Did I mention I saw Public Enemies and Half Blood Prince (for the second time) last week.  I really liked Public Enemies, then again, I'm really into the 1930s Chicago mobsters movies.  In Harry Potter this time I noticed more of the goofs.  I still think it's the best out of all the Potter movies though.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BlueMeanie on July 29, 2009, 05:44:16 AM
The Happening. It didn't happen!
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Post by: Jane on July 30, 2009, 02:12:38 PM
Who has seen Johnny D. film with Johnny Depp starring? I am very interested if you liked it.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on July 30, 2009, 09:52:54 PM
^ Public Enemies?  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152836/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152836/)  It has Johnny Depp playing John Dillinger.  I saw it last week, I liked it (3 post up lol)
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Post by: Jane on July 30, 2009, 10:26:03 PM
Judy, I didn`t get the name of the movie! It is called here Johnny D. Don`t know why. Kind of Johnny D. (Dillinger) and at the same time Johnny D. (Depp - the actor).
And you know, I didn`t like it very much. I think the plot is weak, and the roles for the actors are weakly drawn. Johnny claims to be a great robber, though his robbing banks looks funny and badly-organized; and a great lover, who loves only one girl, but somehow it is hard to believe him. And the acting by Christian B. leaves much to be desired. Motionless figure and emotionless face. Maybe we should blame the role for that? Then he should have turned the role down.
What did you like in the film?
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Post by: Andy Smith on July 31, 2009, 03:19:30 PM
I'm waiting to see the new movie on Joe Meek, Telstar, i heard its very good.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kevin on July 31, 2009, 03:52:53 PM
I'm waiting to see the new movie on Joe Meek, Telstar, i heard its very good.

The reviews I've read haven't been very flattering. But I'll see it out of interest.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 31, 2009, 11:10:21 PM
Judy, I didn`t get the name of the movie! It is called here Johnny D. Don`t know why. Kind of Johnny D. (Dillinger) and at the same time Johnny D. (Depp - the actor).
And you know, I didn`t like it very much. I think the plot is weak, and the roles for the actors are weakly drawn. Johnny claims to be a great robber, though his robbing banks looks funny and badly-organized; and a great lover, who loves only one girl, but somehow it is hard to believe him. And the acting by Christian B. leaves much to be desired. Motionless figure and emotionless face. Maybe we should blame the role for that? Then he should have turned the role down.
What did you like in the film?

I'm just a sucker for 1930s mobsters and Johnny Depp lol.  And I honestly thought that was how Christian Bale played Batman too (I'm just waiting to hear about that comment from... crap who was it, Mairi or DSL... I can't remember for sure but I'm sure it was one of them...).  The name, it was because the FBI (from what I understand) considers people that may be some sort of threat to society a public enemy, then again they do change titles between countries.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mrs Lennon on August 01, 2009, 06:31:21 PM
I've seen a bunch as of late

Poltergeist II Watched it with a friend. We were trying to decide whether it was a horror film or a comedy film. We're horrible people, I know.

Fierce Creatures Very corny, but it has its moments. I think the only reason I watched it is because it's got John Cleese in it.  :-X

Gone With the Wind It was good for what I saw, I only watched the last 45 minutes of it, but what I watched was nice. A little overdramatic for my tastes, though.

True Lies A fun action film. Schwarzenegger is very good here. That's all I really have to say about it.  :P

I am taking advantage of movies on TV.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Andy Smith on August 03, 2009, 06:24:04 PM
Gone with the Wind is brilliant!! i was put off watching it for years over hearing that it was a woman's
type film and also it was such a long movie, i coundn't sit through more than three hours, but then
one of my movie buff friends taught me into watching and i have to admit its a classic wonderful warm
sad movie!! and its 70 years old this year!! and Vivan Leigh is one of my fav actresses ever and she was
so stunning and beautiful! :)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Gonewiththewind1.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on August 08, 2009, 03:08:43 AM
Saw Julie and Julia at the cinema tonight. It was a pleasant film, kind of slow-moving but really sweet and entertaining. Meryl Streep was amazing as usual.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on August 08, 2009, 03:36:23 AM
^ I'm glad that it's getting good reviews, I really wanna see it! :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: DaveRam on August 08, 2009, 11:40:05 AM
Saw Ricky Gervais in Ghost Town , really enjoyed it , he plays a grumpy dentist really well . ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on August 09, 2009, 06:46:36 PM
Saw Ricky Gervais in Ghost Town , really enjoyed it , he plays a grumpy dentist really well . ;D

Yeah, that was actually a cute movie. I love Ricky Gervais. Hope they use him more in movies over here.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on August 09, 2009, 09:33:44 PM
Yeah, i liked that movie.

I watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off yesterday in memory of John Hughes. It's still as hilarious and poignant as ever. I think I'll watch Pretty in Pink tonight.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Sondra on August 09, 2009, 09:55:14 PM
"Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."


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Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on August 09, 2009, 10:12:35 PM
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it."

I think I know that movie by heart.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on September 24, 2009, 08:23:04 AM
Went to see Taking Woodstock yesterday and I loved it. Very funny movie, especially Elliot's parents and the theater group that rents their barn are hilarious. The movie has a great athmosphere and some really cool images, particularly when Elliot looks over the festival ground from the top of a hill while he's tripping on LSD. Remarkable thing is that you never get to see anything of the actual concerts, you only see the stage from a very far distance. Probably a good thing, cause archive footage of the actual concerts would have been just as much out of place as actors playing musicians that performed.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on September 24, 2009, 09:25:08 AM
Saw 'Swing Vote' the other day. Kevin Costner flick about him being a drunk, single father who has the last remaining vote for the presidency as its tied up.

Boring movie but a killer soundtrack.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: LSD on September 26, 2009, 07:59:49 PM
Went to see Taking Woodstock yesterday and I loved it. Very funny movie, especially Elliot's parents and the theater group that rents their barn are hilarious. The movie has a great athmosphere and some really cool images, particularly when Elliot looks over the festival ground from the top of a hill while he's tripping on LSD. Remarkable thing is that you never get to see anything of the actual concerts, you only see the stage from a very far distance. Probably a good thing, cause archive footage of the actual concerts would have been just as much out of place as actors playing musicians that performed.

Ive been wanting to see that since ive seen the previews! I've loved Emile Hirsch since i saw "Dangerous lives of alterboys" and he was AMAZING in "Into the wild". I have to wait until its out on DVD tho. The cinemas here are just crap.

The last movie watched was Fightclub. Ive seen it a billion times but I love it jus as much as i did the first time I saw it. I jus think Helena was awesome as Marla Singer. Its jus a brillant piece by Chuck Palahniuk.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on October 06, 2009, 12:26:27 AM
Toy Story in 3D at the cinema was amazing
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on October 06, 2009, 12:35:08 AM
I saw Xmen Origins: Wolverine and it was soooo cool!!! But, besides music, I am a comic book/sci-fi fan, so I might have been biased  :P
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: breedofrandy on October 06, 2009, 04:00:24 AM
Toy Story in 3D at the cinema was amazing

I'll bet it was! I so wanted to go and see them!   :(
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kevin on November 03, 2009, 12:28:11 PM
Michael jackson's This Is It (on Imax). I'm not a fan but it was quite enjoyable. My girlfriend, who is a fan, was blown away. The boy could still move for a 50 year old. I struggle to get in and out of the bath these days. Recommend it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on November 03, 2009, 12:37:45 PM
Watched both parts of 'Che' last week. I liked it. It paints a realistic portrait of Guevara during the guerilla wars in Cuba and Bolivia without taking a political stance. I think it says enough that it got screened in the USA as well as in Cuba. If you get these two movies and 'The Motorcycle Diaries', you can follow Che on the three most important journeys in his life. And no matter what you think of Che, he certainly was an interesting person who had an interesting life.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on November 04, 2009, 12:43:45 AM
Watched part of the Exorcist in class and it scared the crap outta me!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on November 04, 2009, 12:45:39 AM
I last watched Help the Beatles movie. It's quite good.

 ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on November 04, 2009, 09:45:45 PM
Michael jackson's This Is It (on Imax). I'm not a fan but it was quite enjoyable. My girlfriend, who is a fan, was blown away.

I`ve seen the film today. I liked it very much. I expected something different but really appreciated the way it is made. Michael was such a nice person, very considerate, reserved, so talented, a TRUE MASTER! And he was so full of energy and desire to perform, felt his music to the very fraction of a tune. Fantastic!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on November 05, 2009, 08:45:05 AM
Jaws The Revenge it was okish
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Andy Smith on November 06, 2009, 12:21:43 AM
I last watched Help the Beatles movie. It's quite good.

 ;)

just quite good? :P
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on November 06, 2009, 12:29:39 AM
just quite good? :P

Haha, It was amazing!! I have watched that movie too many times to count  :P
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on December 14, 2009, 10:19:12 AM
Drag Me To Hell
Fairly generic horror story, but really well executed. The old lady was really creepy and the ending was pretty heavy. I totally saw it coming, but it still made quite an impact. One of the better horror movies of the last few years.

The Unborn
Dumb horror movie that somehow combines demonic possessions, ancient Jewish legends, Auswitsch-experiments and dogs with twisting heads. Full of hysterical screaming in the dark and cheap scares that 90% of the time turn out to be false alarms.

JCVD
Very cool, original and funny movie with a lot of unashamed self-mockery. Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (a.k.a. "The Muscles From Brussels") plays himself (!) as a washed-up, broke actor who loses all his roles to Steven Seagal. When he goes to a post office in his hometown he's taken hostage, but due to a misunderstanding, the police and media believe that Van Damme is the hostage taker. I never knew Van Damme could really act, but the emotional 6 minute monologue he does in the middle of the movie is quite impressive.

She's All That
Saw this on TV yesterday. They gave Rachel Leigh Cook glasses and hippy clothing and tried to pass her off as ugly? What the hell? And of course the weird, alternative girl becomes "normal" as soon as she finds out that she can be popular if she just tries hard enough. That's such a wrong message to send out. Whatever happened to just being youself and not giving in to peer pressure? I gave this movie a chance because I thought Cook looked really cute as a "nerd", but I stopped watching halfway through because I just couldn't stand the shallowness and predictability.
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Post by: Mairi on December 14, 2009, 04:04:26 PM
I last watched Drop Dead Gorgeous, which is a very, very dark comedy about a teen beauty pageant filmed in mockumentary style. I was expecting it to be cute, but in fact, it was hilarious! I don't know why this film doesn't get more attention because it is very sharp and witty with some great performances from Kirstie Alley and Kirsten Dunst (who I'm normally not all that impressed by). being from a small town I thought they got the whole atmosphere really well.
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Post by: sgt. peppie on December 14, 2009, 10:02:40 PM
I watched 'the princess and the frog'
I mainly went just to see that kind of animation again, y'know? Not like the realistic animation like they're doing these days, which is called CG.
The background in each scene was beautiful, all painted, especially the forest scenes.
I wish they did more normal animation.
Oh, as for the movie itself, it was alright. ha2ha
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Post by: Jane on December 29, 2009, 09:04:54 PM
I have just seen AVATAR! It is fantastic! Very good movie, original and unusual with very good ideas. I loved the planet, its beauty and its peace and the connection between all the creatures living on it.
But mind the movie is very long.
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Post by: sad_song on December 29, 2009, 09:49:28 PM
"Life of Brian" and "The Wall". I've seen that movies so many times, but I can watch it again and again  :)
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Post by: Jane on December 30, 2009, 08:06:55 PM
Avatar is going to be a trilogy. It is a tremendous success.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on December 31, 2009, 01:37:27 AM
I have just seen AVATAR! It is fantastic! Very good movie, original and unusual with very good ideas.
Hmm... I think I'll disagree with you on that...
Avatar is going to be a trilogy.
Oh really? I think I can predict what will be the story line in the following two.
I liked it though, very cool to watch it in 3D.

Watched also the new Sherlock Holmes movie. It's excellent!
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Post by: Sondra on December 31, 2009, 02:26:23 AM
Sherlock Holmes was much better than thought it would be. I guess it's gonna be a series cuz they barely introduced Moriarty. Cool.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Octie on December 31, 2009, 02:40:20 AM
Sherlock Holmes was much better than thought it would be.

Same! My initial reason for seeing that film was "hmm, let's see just how badly they will mess it up", but I was pleasantly surprised :) And I'm glad they didn't mess up the characters (some people make Watson exaggeratedly slow/silly... glad they didn't do that).

Last one I saw was Avatar, in 3-D. Never seen a movie in 3-D before, so that was intersting. I liked the movie, but I think I liked the Sherlock Holmes movie more.
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Post by: alexis on December 31, 2009, 02:51:53 AM
I have just seen AVATAR! It is fantastic! Very good movie, original and unusual with very good ideas. I loved the planet, its beauty and its peace and the connection between all the creatures living on it.
But mind the movie is very long.


I saw Avatar this weekend too. I liked it a lot, I'm not one to usually be impressed with super-cool graphics and such (and I wasn't!), but the story was pretty good, even a little bit unpredictable as to how much the good guys would win this time, or not.

Ridiculously, I've read that the right wing nut jobs in the USA are up in arms about it because it promotes:

a) Naturalism and spiritualism, rather than strict Roman Catholicism (honest to goodness, this is for real! [ http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?p=6103211 (http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?p=6103211) ; http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/017/350fozta.asp (http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/017/350fozta.asp) ] )

b) Anti-Americanism (Marines can do things that aren't right?  :o )

And the left is all atwitter too - apparently it is not sensitive enough to transgenderism .. http://stopavatarmovie.blogspot.com/ (http://stopavatarmovie.blogspot.com/)  ???

Jeesh, it's just a movie! Just more signs that the apocalypse is upon us ...

Subtitle - "Smurfs on Steroids" ?
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Post by: HeyJude18 on December 31, 2009, 03:34:00 AM
Ok, I loved Avatar!!  I honestly forgot that I was watching a CGI film!  (We didn't see it in 3D though, my boyfriend has some weird thing with his eyes where it just gives him a huge migraine after).

I'm hoping to get out to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie this weekend, I've been hearing some pretty good stuff about it and staying true to character...
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Post by: sgt. peppie on December 31, 2009, 11:25:54 PM
I saw Sherlock Holmes and Avatar.
I gotta say, plot wise, Sherlock Holmes is better.
I think Avatar reminded me too much of "Dances w/ Wolves in outer space"
My favorite part in SH was how he planned his fighting moves, and then you got to see it in action. ;D
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Post by: Mairi on January 03, 2010, 04:43:23 AM
The Princess and the Frog!!! NGL< I went with my mom and liked it a lot. Not the best Disney has ever made but the best in a while!
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Post by: Euan Buchan on January 03, 2010, 11:34:52 AM
Nowhere Boy amazing
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Post by: sgt. peppie on January 04, 2010, 03:49:54 AM
I saw 'Up in the Air', it was okay I guess. The brunette girl isn't the world's best actress.
I just had a problem w/ the fact that the blond lady in the movie looks alot like Heather Mills.
(http://evilbeetgossip.film.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/heather_mills.jpg) (http://www.nndb.com/people/744/000122378/vera-farmiga-1-sized.jpg)
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Post by: LSD on January 05, 2010, 09:20:17 PM
Finally just saw Time Travelers Wife. I really liked the book and the movie wasnt too bad in comparison.

I watched Bridget Jones diary too just for fun. Its one of my all time favorites!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 06, 2010, 10:20:21 PM
a) Naturalism and spiritualism, rather than strict Roman Catholicism (honest to goodness, this is for real!
b) Anti-Americanism (Marines can do things that aren't right?  :o )

I`ve heard a lot of opinions like that. 1.The film is anti-Christian, not only anti-Catholic. 2.The film is anti-American, one reason being: "What can you offer them, cheap beer or jeans? They don`t need it." Kind of, they don`t need your values, you won`t have your mission so easily accomplished this time.
In fact I don`t find anything so anti-anti. I think it`s a clever movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on January 07, 2010, 03:27:56 PM
"Life of Brian" and "The Wall". I've seen that movies so many times, but I can watch it again and again  :)

'Life Of Brian' is really one of those movies that you can watch for 10-20 times without getting sick of it.
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on January 07, 2010, 03:46:34 PM
Avatar - Stunning visuals, nice movie, Inglorious Basterds, gruesome effects, quite good.
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Post by: Jane on January 07, 2010, 07:40:46 PM
I saw Sherlock Holmes and Avatar.
I gotta say, plot wise, Sherlock Holmes is better.

I`ve seen both movies, and I like Avatar more. Hard to explain why, maybe because I don`t like magia themes so much, all this magic, which finally can be easily unravelled. But what I did like was the Dawny-Law tandem, the actors are amazing, a perfect match!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on January 11, 2010, 10:32:12 AM
Well my friend Taylor came over for a movie day yesterday after I got off work and we watched Brave Little Toaster followed by Secret Window  ;D
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Post by: Joost on February 01, 2010, 12:19:54 PM
Reeker
The plot couldn't possibly have been less original: five young adults get stranded in the middle of nowhere and spend the night in a deserted motel where they get slaughtered one by one. And unless you haven't seen more than five horror movies in your life, the ending was totally predictable. But still this really isn't a bad movie. Great camera work, nice location, decent actors and some good dark humor.

The Attic
This movie reminded me why I have a soft spot for bad low-budget horror movies. The really bad ones are often just as enjoyable as the good ones and this was a really bad one (although really not as bad as the 3.6 on IMDb suggests). The main character is a complete b**** so you really don't care if she dies or not and the rest of the cast just seems confused and unsure which emotions they're supposed to express. The most rediculous thing about this movie: the girl first has a violent encounter with a ghost in her attic but doesn't seem to have any really problems going back to the attic after that. But after she's seen the same ghost in her backyard, she consequently refuses to leave the house for the rest of the movie. Again, totally predictable ending if you're somewhat familiar with the genre.
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Post by: I_Will on February 01, 2010, 02:23:47 PM
Inglorious Basterds, gruesome effects, quite good.

Perhaps my favorite movie of 2009 :)
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Post by: HeyJude18 on February 01, 2010, 02:35:45 PM
I just saw Lovely Bones...  again I must say another book to movie adaptation that missed the mark a little.  I think that too after seeing the stunning graphics in Avatar, the graphics in the Lovely Bones seemed almost cheap in comparison.  It has been quite a while since I read the book but I was leafing through it while watching the movie.  They definitely played up the "who done it" aspect of it and it seemed kinda lacking of the human aspect that I thought was prevalent in the book.
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Post by: MrsHarrison on February 01, 2010, 03:45:58 PM
I just saw Jezebel with Bette Davis. Pretty good movie.
Also watched the Bad Seed, the '56 version, and seeing it again reminded my why it's one of my all time favorite movies. Of course, the bad part is that every time I watch it with my mom, she tells me the movie reminds her of the both of us. Thanks, mom.  ha2ha
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on February 01, 2010, 05:34:33 PM
I saw The Lovely Bones the other day. Some parts were okay, but others were disappointing.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on February 01, 2010, 10:54:30 PM
My brother made me watch Space Buddies with him. I have to admit, it was pretty damn cute  :P
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on February 07, 2010, 10:52:55 AM
Watched Nine a week ago. Great acting from Daniel Day Lewis, Penelope Cruz wasn't bad either... and yeah those two were the only people with characters really. Apart from the good performance the story is very usual and lacks depth I found. The ton of women there had no time to develop their charcter. But then I suppose its not about them.
The songs are nice .
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Post by: Euan Buchan on February 07, 2010, 11:15:12 AM
Sherlock Holmes it was abit confusing
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Post by: Euan Buchan on February 14, 2010, 12:37:27 AM
My B Valentine very scarey film
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on February 14, 2010, 09:42:39 PM
I have seen Valentine`s Day today. Mixed emotions. On the one hand, rather nice and kind, on the other hand, rather dull and the plot is very predictable. Can`t say I like it.
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Post by: Joost on February 15, 2010, 01:55:48 PM
I saw Dodgeball yesterday. Dumb, but lots of fun.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kevin on February 15, 2010, 02:01:32 PM
I have seen Valentine`s Day today. Mixed emotions. On the one hand, rather nice and kind, on the other hand, rather dull and the plot is very predictable. Can`t say I like it.

That sums up most of Stiller's movies. I really enjoy them.
I heard the other day that the 2 Night at the Musuem movies have made over a billion dollars worldwide!
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Post by: AngeloMysterioso on February 16, 2010, 05:16:34 PM
Saw Avatar, last Saturday.

Impressed by the grandeur, visual effects and imagination.

Disappointed by (here’s my short list) such an intellectually childish screenplay; embryonic prospective research and nonexistent cultural or artistic references; superficial 18th century psychology and that simplistic-new-age-mystic-esoteric-guilt-ridden-ecological-pseudo-spirituality along with its rudimental “good versus bad” USA centered political and cultural perspective.

Nevertheless, I honestly had a good time. 4ac
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on February 21, 2010, 10:44:50 AM
Last night I watched Click with Adam Sandler was a good film
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: LSD on February 24, 2010, 03:57:40 AM
I saw "An Education". Was a super good film!! The music was good too!! I loved that both "Kitty" and "Jane" where in it. Im a huge pride and prejudice fan.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on February 24, 2010, 04:08:08 AM
^ I've heard about that movie, can't exactly remember what the plot line of it was though...

I have seen Valentine`s Day today. Mixed emotions. On the one hand, rather nice and kind, on the other hand, rather dull and the plot is very predictable. Can`t say I like it.

I had mixed feelings about it too...  Definitely Topher Grace's (the dude from That 70s Show... if you ask me it looks like he spent too much time in a tanning bed!) character's speech at the end was definitely something I wanted to say to my boyfriend the other night but the words just weren't coming out.  That's something I really liked about it.  It had an element of real relationships, not the entire unicorns and bubblegum story.
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on February 25, 2010, 01:10:23 AM
The Reader. So sad!  :'(
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Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on February 25, 2010, 01:18:16 AM
I watched "Youth In Revolt" this time last week, it was pretty funny.  People have been going potty over it; we aimed to go to the 7:30pm showing, and we got there at 7pm to make sure we got good seats, but the queue was so long, not only did we miss the start of it, but it also sold out while we were waiting in line, so we had to wait around for the 9:30pm screening instead!  It was worth it though, it was pretty funny all the way through.  The trailer was a bit deceptive of the actual film, so when you realised what the "bad" character was, it was cooler than the trailer had made out.  I recommend seeing it if you fancy a laugh!  :)

xxx
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Post by: Ligger on February 26, 2010, 04:29:00 AM
If you liked An Education, as I really did, you should love Scandal (1989) with Bridget Fonda. They both have that late fifties-early sixties British atmosphere perfectly done.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: LSD on March 02, 2010, 09:03:25 PM
I just saw Bright Star! Oh what a great movie! Beware it has no action whatso ever and well I knew the ending already but it was still so sad! I love John Keats! :)
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Post by: Euan Buchan on March 03, 2010, 12:59:34 AM
Zack & Miri Make a (you know) it was ok
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Post by: sgt. peppie on March 04, 2010, 01:06:31 AM
I watched Shutter Island. It wasn't really scary at all, and after watching half of it, it gradually got more and more confusing. Then the ending cleared it up.
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Post by: Joost on March 23, 2010, 08:22:49 AM
Paranormal Activity
Although entirely staged, this is presented as a compilation of home video footage from a young couple living in San Diego. They set up a camera in their bedroom as the woman suspects that a demon that used to haunt her is starting to come back. You see a few things moving in the room while they're asleep, after a while the activities because more aggressive and the ending is very predictable. I saw this movie around midnight, all alone and in the dark, hoping it would scare the crap out of me, but I never even felt uncomfortable. So this movie's pretty lame.

Bend It Like Beckham
A movie about two English tomboys, one of them from Indian heritage, who want to become professional soccer players. This movie wants to be funny but doesn't try hard enough. Very lightweight movie, but I can't say I didn't enjoy it. Keira Knightley might have had something to do with that. Or a lot.
(http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1818576_f260.jpg)

Monster
Based on the true story of female serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Great movie, very impressive. Charlize Theron plays possibly the best role I've ever seen an actress play.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on March 23, 2010, 10:18:31 PM

Bend It Like Beckham
A movie about two English tomboys, one of them from Indian heritage, who want to become professional soccer players. This movie wants to be funny but doesn't try hard enough. Very lightweight movie, but I can't say I didn't enjoy it. Keira Knightley might have had something to do with that. Or a lot.
([url]http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1818576_f260.jpg[/url])


Honestly, I really like that movie. But I am a person that likes more lightweight movies, so that might say why ;)

We watched Napolien Dynamite in school. I never get tired of that movie.
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Post by: Euan Buchan on March 26, 2010, 12:26:56 AM
Home Alone not seen it for ages was good
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 26, 2010, 04:39:31 AM


Monster
Based on the true story of female serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Great movie, very impressive. Charlize Theron plays possibly the best role I've ever seen an actress play.

I watched most of this with my brother when it was on tv a few years back, it was good from what I remember. I'll have to rent it sometime soon and watch it all the way through.
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Post by: Joost on March 26, 2010, 10:52:39 AM
I watched most of this with my brother when it was on tv a few years back, it was good from what I remember. I'll have to rent it sometime soon and watch it all the way through.

You should, it's worth it. The protagonist is an unhealthy looking street-level prostitute, not exactly a very pleasant person and her crimes get increasingly unscrupulous, but while the movie doesn't particulary try to defend her or downplay her deeds, you never entirely stop sympathizing with her as a person. I thought that was quite remarkable.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on March 26, 2010, 02:40:16 PM
I saw I Love You Phillip Morris lastnight, it was good!  :)
It does shove the gayness right into your face, but if it was more subtle, I don't think it would have been as good.  It had some unexpected twists in the story, and it kept you wondering right to the end, which is always a good thing.  It was pretty funny too.

xxx
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on March 26, 2010, 07:37:29 PM
I`ve seen Remember Me with Pattinson. The film is good but a bit unnatural. The guy is too sensitive and oversuffering. The end is far-fetched for a film like that. The title of the film does not correspond to the plot and the girl`s face in the end does not convey the idea of her remembering him. I don`t think I would like to see it again. The only character I really liked in the film is the little sister, one sympathizes with her so much!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 27, 2010, 12:24:01 AM
I'm going to go see Green Zone (or as I like to call it Bourne 4) starring Matt Damon in a couple of hours. I'll report when I get home.
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Post by: sgt. peppie on March 27, 2010, 01:11:27 AM
I'm going to go see Green Zone (or as I like to call it Bourne 4) starring Matt Damon in a couple of hours. I'll report when I get home.
Oh yeah, I saw that one a couple weeks ago. I sort of forgot I even watched it until you mentioned it. My dad only took us to watch it because he can speak Arabic, which some of the characters in the film speak.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 27, 2010, 04:59:24 AM
My review of Green Zone is short and to the point.

Jason Bourne goes from cia assassin to special forces chief warrant officer. The result is still the same and that is he kicks ass.
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on March 27, 2010, 10:52:35 AM
The new Alice in Wonderland...typically Burton, a pleasant view.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on March 27, 2010, 10:58:54 PM
The new Alice in Wonderland...typically Burton, a pleasant view.
I have heard that there were too many special effects and that it was way too long...

I suppose I'll have to see for myself
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on March 28, 2010, 11:21:37 PM
Saw Nowhere Boy yester-night
I thought it was not your usual take on John's childhood life. It was quite good acting (even though Paul and George were not near similar to the real ones).
Also, I was quite surprised that it did not contain Mimi saying "you'll never make a living out of it" , and it did not even mention Cynthia.
What annoyed me though, is that whenever the word New Zealand was mentioned, the row infront of us laughed! I mean, this is a rather serious and sad movie, just becuase we are in NZ doesnt mean you have to laugh in the middle of the movie! Gosh!

Nice movie, I liked it
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Post by: breedofrandy on March 29, 2010, 02:02:23 AM
I saw Alice in Wonderland today.
I thought it was a pretty good film, the 3D was wild, I've never been to one before so that was something new!
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Post by: sgt. peppie on March 31, 2010, 12:39:59 AM
We watched Mulan in class. It was made around the time when Disney was still funny and creative.
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Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on March 31, 2010, 03:24:57 PM
We were watching Gran Torino at about 1 in the morning last night aaand.. I fell asleep.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 31, 2010, 09:41:01 PM
We were watching Gran Torino at about 1 in the morning last night aaand.. I fell asleep.

That is a great movie.
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Post by: blackbird_ on April 21, 2010, 05:36:41 AM
Watched The Lost Boys last weekend.
Brought me right back to my childhood, brilliant.
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Post by: LSD on May 02, 2010, 05:36:36 PM
Where the wild things are.
I love that movie I watch it whenever I have free time.
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Post by: Nicky Sedgwick on May 28, 2010, 04:59:06 PM
The boat that rocked.
I loved it  ;D !!!! But i couldn't watch it till the end :(
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on May 28, 2010, 08:33:58 PM
Shrek Forever - great movie this time!
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Post by: Octie on May 29, 2010, 12:01:52 AM
Last night we watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I knew it was the movie where the Time Warp song comes from, but I've never seen it before. The guy who lent it to us admitted that it was a rather strange movie, so I wasn't really surprised or disappointed when I didn't quite "get it". But I'm thinking that there must be a way of "getting it", seeing as it's such a famous movie... I suppose I better look it up on the TV Tropes site ;)
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Post by: breedofrandy on June 01, 2010, 06:55:27 AM
I saw It's Complicated and I thought it was okay not the best movie ever but there were some funny bits in it.  :) And Alec Baldwin is always good for a laugh.
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Post by: Nicky Sedgwick on June 01, 2010, 03:57:13 PM
Shrek Forever - great movie this time!
which one is it ? the 4th ??
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Post by: Jane on June 01, 2010, 06:39:27 PM
which one is it ? the 4th ??

Yes! The 4th! But it is really very good, as for me I liked it very much.  ;yes
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Post by: Nicky Sedgwick on June 13, 2010, 04:27:08 PM
Ok.
I hope i'll enjoy it as much as you did ^^
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: LSD on June 23, 2010, 05:55:19 PM
I saw It's Complicated and I thought it was okay not the best movie ever but there were some funny bits in it.  :) And Alec Baldwin is always good for a laugh.
My mom is obsessed with that movie. I've seen it atleast 6 times already. Like you said its not the best movie ever so it can get a bit boring after the 3rd time. I notice my mom has a thing for Meryl Streep Ive seen Mama Mia with her atleasst 15 times.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on June 30, 2010, 01:16:11 AM
I last saw American Graffiti which I thought was a rather good little movie but hardly the life-changing classic that it is made out to be. Perhaps I wasn't in the right mindset. I dunno, it was pretty good, just not "amazing".
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 01, 2010, 02:47:11 AM
Mairi, we must remember that American Graffiti marked the early careers of the director and actors in the film.  The film came out in 1973 and dealt with a time, August 1962, before what many consider to be the loss of innocence which occured with the JFK assassination, the war in Viet Nam, the Martin Luther King and RFK assassinations, and Nixon-Watergate.  With such heady events over the previous ten years, we longed for a movie like that.  And it was a popular and financially successful film.  I saw it twice in 1973!

Watching it today, I tend to agree with your thoughts on the film.  So much has happened in the past 37 years since its release that it doesn't hold the appeal it did in 1973.

But American Graffiti brought us Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Harrison Ford, George Lucas and Ron Howard (status/post Opie Taylor).  It remains a significant film.



(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/MelsGraffiti.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on July 01, 2010, 05:41:34 PM
I went to the third Twilight movie "Eclipse" last night, and all in all, for someone my age, it was good. I also saw a lot of adults in the theatere which was suprising, because it is very teen orientated. The only thing that got to me was Kristina Stewart's (Bella's) acting was sometimes really bad, I wanted to slap her and say "I could do a better acting job than that!" in a few scenes.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: breedofrandy on July 01, 2010, 11:41:23 PM
I went to the third Twilight movie "Eclipse" last night, and all in all, for someone my age, it was good. I also saw a lot of adults in the theatere which was suprising, because it is very teen orientated. The only thing that got to me was Kristina Stewart's (Bella's) acting was sometimes really bad, I wanted to slap her and say "I could do a better acting job than that!" in a few scenes.

Hey! I saw that one too, and I agree that after a while she can become quite annoying. I went to this twilight marathon so I was at the theatre for about seven hours and after watching her for three movies she did kind of start to get annoying.  ha2ha But I thought the movie was pretty good too. There was just one other thing I couldn't take, her wig! Did you notice it? I thought it looked so terrible and distracted me through the whole thing. I read about her wearing one before I saw the film but I think I would of noticed even if I hadn't read about it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on July 02, 2010, 09:48:53 AM
Evan Almighty it was ok but I prefer Bruce Almighty
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on July 05, 2010, 10:08:03 PM
Mairi, we must remember that American Graffiti marked the early careers of the director and actors in the film.  The film came out in 1973 and dealt with a time, August 1962, before what many consider to be the loss of innocence which occured with the JFK assassination, the war in Viet Nam, the Martin Luther King and RFK assassinations, and Nixon-Watergate.  With such heady events over the previous ten years, we longed for a movie like that.  And it was a popular and financially successful film.  I saw it twice in 1973!

Watching it today, I tend to agree with your thoughts on the film.  So much has happened in the past 37 years since its release that it doesn't hold the appeal it did in 1973.

But American Graffiti brought us Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Harrison Ford, George Lucas and Ron Howard (status/post Opie Taylor).  It remains a significant film.

I must say I do love Ron Howard and pretty much anything he's done!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Octie on July 10, 2010, 01:28:56 AM
Hey! I saw that one too, and I agree that after a while she can become quite annoying. I went to this twilight marathon so I was at the theatre for about seven hours and after watching her for three movies she did kind of start to get annoying.  ha2ha But I thought the movie was pretty good too. There was just one other thing I couldn't take, her wig! Did you notice it? I thought it looked so terrible and distracted me through the whole thing. I read about her wearing one before I saw the film but I think I would of noticed even if I hadn't read about it.

I watched Eclipse last night, on impulse (but I didn't notice the wig, haha ;) ). I liked it much more than New Moon. New Moon was a bit too soppy for me... (more than a bit, actually). Also in Eclipse the Cullens make more of an appearance, and I like those guys 8) Didn't read the books or anything, but I find the movies good fun (well, the first and third at any rate).

I wanna see Toy Story 3! :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on July 12, 2010, 01:56:12 AM
The last movie I watched was David Lynch's Blue Velvet which messed with my psyche. It was very good, but overall it really just makes me want to quote this specific line of dialogue from the late, great Dennis Hopper:

Blue Velvet Pabst Blue Ribbon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snhiofL2Rh4&feature=related#normal)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 12, 2010, 04:43:57 AM
Easy Rider Opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gVPxPdNLwA#normal)


Rest in peace, Dennis.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Joost on July 19, 2010, 01:22:44 PM
'Graveyard Shift'. A terrible low budget movie that's supposed to be based on a short story by Stephen King.

And really, what's up with movie makers who base their movies on books and then change pretty much everything about it? The most silly change here is that they turned the giant rat from the book into... a giant bat!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on July 24, 2010, 11:42:10 PM
Today I saw Toy Story 3 it was brilliant gave me a tear though
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on August 10, 2010, 08:05:31 PM
I last saw the indie movie "Thirteen" which is a semi-autobiographical indie film about a girl whose life starts spinning out of control with sex and drugs at the age of 13. It was so messed up. When I was 13, I was reading teenybopper mags... actually I was on this forum! Anyway it was good, but the clothes are so 2003 it hurts.

I also saw Inception which was SO COOL, especially for someone like me who is really into dreams and the subconcious.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AngeloMysterioso on August 11, 2010, 09:45:10 PM
V for Vendetta. A great underrated movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: LSD on August 29, 2010, 08:34:25 PM
I last saw the indie movie "Thirteen" which is a semi-autobiographical indie film about a girl whose life starts spinning out of control with sex and drugs at the age of 13. It was so messed up. When I was 13, I was reading teenybopper mags... actually I was on this forum! Anyway it was good, but the clothes are so 2003 it hurts.

I also saw Inception which was SO COOL, especially for someone like me who is really into dreams and the subconcious.

Oh I remember when that came out. I was in my early teens and I rem some of the girls in my grade were obsessed with it. I couldnt really relate cause well none of those things were my concern back then ( not that they are now). It was good though it opened my eyes to my very own generation.

I havent seen Inception as yet, though Ive heard all good things about.

As for V for vendetta. I love that movie. Though its one of the ones I have to watch with subtitles.
"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition." - I love that!!

The last two movies I watched were:
Inglorious Bastards ( FINALLY) I loved it. It was Tarantino so Im yet to be disappointed ( well aside from Grindhouse I didnt care tooo much for that).

And one of my all time favorite movies Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I can never tire of Audrey Hepburn. Oh and Paul.. *swoon* I swear men dont look like that anymore.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 31, 2010, 10:04:46 PM
And one of my all time favorite movies Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I can never tire of Audrey Hepburn.


(http://i55.tinypic.com/2ez1wxt.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Octie on September 01, 2010, 08:52:17 AM
Last one (or rather two) that I saw are Inception and Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

Inception was really, really good! Interesting and well-made, I thought. Although I'd like to see it again to understand a few technical bits better.

Scott Pilgrim i found *very* strange. I've never seen anything even remotely like it. But I actually enjoyed it, it wasn't bad... just really strange.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on November 03, 2010, 01:42:28 PM
I would like to see Skyline

Skyline - Official Trailer #2 [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rtqUy34Tjk#ws)

I wonder if it is so good as Independence Day or if it is a trash  ???
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on November 03, 2010, 08:57:25 PM
I saw Burke And Hare a couple of days ago, and it was great!  Better then I was expecting actually.  They handled the story pretty well considering it's a true story that affected history as we know it, but the whole black comedy thing worked really well, especially a certain, erm, intimate scene between two people that they couldn't have made more hilarious.  And there's loads of big names in it, including Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Ronnie Corbett and Bill Bailey.  Well worth a see!

xxx
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bobber on November 05, 2010, 08:19:39 AM
Saw Toy Story 3 on dvd the other day. Those Pixar products are almost always favourite to my boys (and me).
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on November 09, 2010, 10:50:22 AM
Saw Jackass 3D at the cinema last night hilrious not as good as the first two films but still good.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on November 14, 2010, 10:31:52 PM
The last movie I watched was Pink Floyd's The Wall movie.... I have three words for it.

1) Brilliant.
2) Insane.
3) Weird.

That is all.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Brynjar on November 15, 2010, 07:42:24 AM
After Hours: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088680/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088680/)

I thought it was ok. 3/5 stars.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on November 15, 2010, 07:56:10 AM
Batman Begins. Maybe the best Batman movie! A couple of years ago I saw also The Dark Knight, but still I think Batman Begins is better. On this week I'll watch The Dark Knight again, and then maybe I'll change my mind on these two movies.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Ovi on November 15, 2010, 02:19:07 PM
Fight Club . BEST MOVIE EVER.  ;yes
I love Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton is my favourite actor... so I was sure I'll enjoy the movie. It's genius. Go watch it if you haven't !
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Taxgirl on November 20, 2010, 01:35:29 PM
Avatar in 3D and I loved it! :-* :D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: blackbird_ on January 18, 2011, 04:13:52 PM
127 hours.
I'm a huge Danny Boyle fan and it was a great movie. ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on January 18, 2011, 06:32:01 PM
I last watched Eraserhead which I think caused permanent damage to my psyche.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 19, 2011, 07:58:42 PM
Avatar in 3D and I loved it! :-* :D

Agree! It is perfect! I love this film too!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 19, 2011, 08:01:34 PM
Last one (or rather two) that I saw are Inception and Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

Inception was really, really good! Interesting and well-made, I thought. Although I'd like to see it again to understand a few technical bits better.

Scott Pilgrim i found *very* strange. I've never seen anything even remotely like it. But I actually enjoyed it, it wasn't bad... just really strange.

I liked Inception very much! Leonardo knows how to choose films. The film needs watching twice! So many details might have been missed when watching for the first time. )))
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 19, 2011, 08:04:56 PM
Have just seen Last Night with Kira Nightly. Very good indeed, about physical and non-physical betrayal by husband or wife. A bit lengthy but interesting to listen to conversations and analyze...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on January 19, 2011, 08:11:31 PM
I last watched Eraserhead which I think caused permanent damage to my psyche.

Ha-ha! I tried to watch this film more than once but I don't remember whether I watched it till the end. Really it can cause some damage  ;D


Last Friday I was so silly to go to the cinema and to watch new `Morning Glory'. So boring!   :-\
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Ovi on January 19, 2011, 08:29:58 PM
Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky. BRILLIANT.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 19, 2011, 08:51:00 PM
Ha-ha! I tried to watch this film more than once but I don't remember whether I watched it till the end. Really it can cause some damage  ;D


Last Friday I was so silly to go to the cinema and to watch new `Morning Glory'. So boring!   :-\

Dmitry! Can`t believe it! How come? Do you think the film is boring? To my mind the film is very funny. It is stupid, predictable, but it is FUNNY! I was laughing all the way! )))   ???
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on January 20, 2011, 08:01:47 AM
Dmitry! Can`t believe it! How come? Do you think the film is boring? To my mind the film is very funny. It is stupid, predictable, but it is FUNNY! I was laughing all the way! )))   ???

That's why it is boring: it is stupid and predictable  ??? And the actor play is very poor; even Harrison Ford and Jeff Goldblum said nothing new, and a dummy Patrick Wilson didn't play his role at all.
To be true, I smiled twice in episodes with the roller coaster and the aircraft fly  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on January 23, 2011, 12:17:54 AM
Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky. BRILLIANT.

probably one of the best movies I've ever seen TBQH
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BeatleChick on February 02, 2011, 03:44:49 AM
Gloomy Sunday - wonderful film.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on February 02, 2011, 12:41:48 PM
I saw this: http://www.thisisirishfilm.ie/shorts/waterloo-dentures (http://www.thisisirishfilm.ie/shorts/waterloo-dentures)
There were the times...
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on February 04, 2011, 07:51:37 PM
Valley of the Dolls... extremely campy and likely a new source of monologues for me
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 04, 2011, 08:21:15 PM
^

Neely O'Hara: [catching her husband in the pool with a girl] Having fun, kiddies? Don't mind me. Go right ahead! I'll watch.
 
                    You'd better run, you little tramp. How dare you contaminate my pool! Here. [empties a bottle of alcohol into the pool]
                    
                    Maybe this will disinfect it.



(http://i56.tinypic.com/307nlzt.jpg)




 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on February 05, 2011, 03:12:51 AM
I need my dolls! I just can't live without my dolls!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 05, 2011, 03:37:22 AM
Yeah, Patty Duke really acted well in that movie.  A big change from her role as Patty (and Cathy) Lane just a year before...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2rl9OV3Auts/S7NtV9o2yrI/AAAAAAAAFEY/ZLkTKpIt8hw/s1600/patty.jpg)

(http://chud.com/articles/content_images/17/PattyDukeShowSeason31.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 05, 2011, 03:52:05 AM
Patty Duke...a very fine actress and an Academy Award winner for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962)

(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a5cb2f77970b-600wi)

(http://www.firsttvdrama.com/show2/history/helen1.jpg)

Anne Bancroft won an Academy Award too for her role as Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher.  They both starred in the Broadway play prior to making this powerful movie.


(http://i2.fc-img.com/CTV02/Comcast_CIM_Prod_Fancast_Image/92/1000/1176825590662_3240491_5P_D_MIF.jpg_290_210.jpg)

Patty Duke...age 12 on the Broadway stage

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 05, 2011, 04:14:16 AM
In those days, Mairi, I couldn't decide who I loved more; Patty Duke as Patty Lane...


(http://classictvhistory.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/patty.jpg)




 or Sally Field as Gidget...


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2654/4165889555_2e4447a4eb_b.jpg)


;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on February 09, 2011, 09:38:20 PM
They're both great!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 10, 2011, 04:19:12 AM
Yes they are, Mairi.

Two Academy Awards for Sally Field...

(http://professormortis.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/norma_rae.jpg)

Norma Rae



and...

(http://content8.flixster.com/photo/11/39/49/11394926_gal.jpg)

Places In The Heart



I recently saw her again in Forrest Gump...


(http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/f/o/r/forrest-gump-1994-04-g.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 10, 2011, 11:13:32 PM
She still looks like Gidget...


(http://i53.tinypic.com/2hqh084.jpg)



 ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on February 11, 2011, 06:14:17 PM
The last NEW movie I saw waaaas...well I can't remember but I recently saw Titanic, Road to Perdition, Seven Year Itch and Pulp Fiction. ^_^ ALL of them amazing movies which I plan on seeing several times  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on February 13, 2011, 04:59:17 PM
The King's Speech with Colin Firth. Really excellent movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on February 14, 2011, 12:22:13 AM
Update: I saw Rebel Without a Cause and Persona too! Again: amaaaazing movies!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on February 15, 2011, 05:41:59 AM
MOON

I thought it sucked. Boring and predictable for me. I was waiting for the left hook, but it never came.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bobber on February 15, 2011, 08:42:26 AM
Despicable Me. I thought it was pretty funny.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on February 17, 2011, 08:46:35 AM
Saints & Soldiers. An intriguing WW2 flick.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: 7 of 13 on February 17, 2011, 11:25:08 PM
pulp fiction. at a friends house. total riot.

Pulp Fiction - Vince Shut the f*** up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OSj4Xmgvu8#ws)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on February 18, 2011, 02:12:33 AM
I adore Pulp Fiction! Quentin Tarantino makes some of the most amazing movies ever  ;yes
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Octie on February 19, 2011, 05:19:05 AM
The King's Speech with Colin Firth. Really excellent movie!

I agree! I thought Colin Firth did a pretty amazing job, and Geoffrey Rush was really good too.

That was the second-to-last movie I saw -- the last one was the more recent version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 
I actually thought they did it well, although I'm not sure that I'm keen on the romantic angle that they added in, and I like the books more (haven't heard/read the radio scripts) but overall I quite liked it! :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: RingoRulesx3 on February 20, 2011, 12:20:44 PM
Saw 3D. I love Saw, but Saw 3D was a bit...it wasn't the ending I wanted. :/ It's an excellent movie though. :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on February 20, 2011, 09:45:52 PM
Leprechaun I wbought the boxset it was pretty good bit gruesome will be watching Leprechaun 2 tonight.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on February 21, 2011, 05:15:13 AM
the reader - brill movie 8/10

inception tonight
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: BeatleChick on February 21, 2011, 06:13:00 AM
Withnail and I.

Funky flick, but, I liked it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on February 21, 2011, 08:22:12 AM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show :D Love this movie ;yes
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on February 21, 2011, 09:18:43 AM
Withnail and I.

Funky flick, but, I liked it.

in my top 5..........and made by George's company I think  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: HeyJude18 on February 21, 2011, 05:19:35 PM
contemplating watching Across the Universe for the fifteenth millionith time :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Ovi on February 21, 2011, 07:13:51 PM
contemplating watching Across the Universe for the fifteenth millionith time :)


I haven't watched it yet (lol). I can't stand musicals for some reason. (Sweeney Todd is an exception though)  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on February 26, 2011, 01:49:59 AM
Um, well, I just watched the original "Cheaper by the Dozen" from 1950. It made me bawl when the daddy died. I do have "Nowhere Boy" coming next from Netflix. Does that make me less dorky?  roll:)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on March 03, 2011, 10:20:09 PM
I liked the film Black Swan very much and I am so happy that Natalie Portman got Oscar for the Best Actress role!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: 7 of 13 on March 07, 2011, 12:03:57 AM
enter the dragon. a very good movie, most excellent.  ;yes
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on March 10, 2011, 09:40:58 PM
Wild at Heart

Directed by David Lynch, starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern.

Loved it!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on March 11, 2011, 03:27:33 AM

I haven't watched it yet (lol). I can't stand musicals for some reason. (Sweeney Todd is an exception though)  :)


Watch it. You'll love it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on March 19, 2011, 04:03:10 PM
I'm watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the 10 000th time xD it's come to the point where I know every single line in the film  ha2ha

"It's just a jump to the left and then a step to the right! With your hands on your hips you bring your knees in tight, but it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane, let's do the time warp agaaaain!"

 ;yes
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on March 26, 2011, 10:42:23 PM
The King's Speech with Colin Firth. Really excellent movie!

I agree! I enjoyed the film. The strange thing is that the subject is not exciting at all, but you can`t get away from the screen, which tells us the movie is great!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on March 26, 2011, 10:47:46 PM
Have seen the movie LIMITLESS today. I strongly recommend everybody to see it. Well-made, action-packed, clever with unpredictable end. The actors are fantastic - the blue-eyed Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. The best film I have seen recently!  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 27, 2011, 02:10:48 AM
Of Human Bondage (1964)

Kim Novak - L'ange pervers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4TBMfq-XUk#ws)

The critics panned this movie when it was released.  I thought Sir Laurence Harvey and Kim Novac acted superbly.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 27, 2011, 02:36:39 AM
I took out my The Magic Christian DVD and watched it right after watching Of Human Bondage yesterday.  And there was Sir Laurence Harvey once again...

Hamlet - The Magic Christian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bXAj_-LAK4#)

You've got to hand it to that Laurence Harvey.  He really knows his job.


 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on March 27, 2011, 04:50:49 AM
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBTObecD93s#ws)

Edward Cullen, eat your heart out!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bongo on April 06, 2011, 11:27:34 AM
Very well done documentary about Harry. The Beatles were fans and friends of his.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cb/Who_is_harry_nilsson.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Badgirl66 on April 06, 2011, 11:40:58 AM
Nowhere Boy
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: LSD on April 06, 2011, 05:32:49 PM
When youre Strange - Its a documentary about the doors ( Mostly Jim Morrison). I found my self singing along to the music more than anything else. I was good. I would recommended to any Doors fan.

Pan's Labyrinth - Ive seen it soo many times I dont even need the subtitles anymore.

Nosferatu - Though its silent.. and the effects are super crap.. I cant help but feel extremely freaked out when I watch this.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on April 07, 2011, 01:02:38 PM
Nosferatu - Though its silent.. and the effects are super crap.. I cant help but feel extremely freaked out when I watch this.

I LOVE that movie! It's one of my favorites ^_^
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on April 10, 2011, 11:08:12 PM
Just saw the movie Arthur. It's getting poor reviews, but I think Russel Brand did a fine job.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on April 11, 2011, 12:52:27 AM
(http://www.onlinemovieshut.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/hanna-movie-poster.jpg)

Brilliant  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on April 11, 2011, 11:39:25 AM
Iam Sam great film
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Badgirl66 on April 11, 2011, 05:49:08 PM
Mirrors
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Post by: Normandie on April 27, 2011, 05:24:15 PM

Just saw Black Swan and was not impressed. Great acting, but I think I'd read too many rave reviews. The plot seemed very predictable to me.
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Post by: nimrod on April 27, 2011, 11:41:24 PM
The Town

excellent IMO 9/10

Little Fockers

a poor sequel, really liked Meet The Fockers  5/10
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Post by: Euan Buchan on May 01, 2011, 09:47:11 AM
Last night I watched Meet The Parents Little Fockers
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Post by: Ovi on May 01, 2011, 10:55:45 AM
Just saw Black Swan and was not impressed. Great acting, but I think I'd read too many rave reviews. The plot seemed very predictable to me.

After watching quite a few movies, almost every movie becomes predictable. At least that happened to me.
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Post by: AppleScruffy96 on May 01, 2011, 02:12:35 PM
Dom Kallar Oss Mods...a swedish documentary film by Stefan Jarl and Jan Lindqvist, it's a part of a trilogy and it's AMAZING, definetly in my top 10 favorite films of all time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Call_Us_Misfits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Call_Us_Misfits)    :)

(http://i52.tinypic.com/23r64ja.jpg)

 ;D
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Post by: Badgirl66 on May 01, 2011, 04:38:45 PM
Mankells Wallander -Prästen
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Post by: Mairi on May 05, 2011, 05:43:47 PM
I last watched Water For Elephants and I really enjoyed it. I just like movies that are set in that time period (the 1930s) and the circus setting was great as well. I was surprised that Robert Pattinson could act, as I considered him just another teen heartthrob.
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Post by: Johnny Moondog on May 30, 2011, 08:51:15 PM
Watched "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" yet again yesterday. A classic...what more can be said about this amazing movie??
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on May 31, 2011, 12:19:30 AM
Recently watch Pirates of the Carribean: On Strarnger Tides (ie the new Pirates!). Pretty good. So much better than the previous two! But then, nothing beats the first one

Pan's Labyrinth - Ive seen it soo many times I dont even need the subtitles anymore.
I watched it once with my eyes closed, so to speak. It was enough for me!
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Post by: AppleScruffy96 on May 31, 2011, 11:01:04 AM
I last watched Water For Elephants and I really enjoyed it. I just like movies that are set in that time period (the 1930s) and the circus setting was great as well. I was surprised that Robert Pattinson could act, as I considered him just another teen heartthrob.

I was thinking about seeing that with a friend. If not that one we would go and see the new Pirates of the Carribean  ;D I wanna go see the latter one, lol.
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Post by: Gary910 on May 31, 2011, 02:07:12 PM
Saw Water For Elephants last night. I really enjoyed it, I thought it was good. In reading the Wikipedia article about it, the book apparently is a lot different.

I also watched an old movie last night "The Sea Wolf". 1941 adaptation of the Jack London novel with Edward G. Robinson. Not bad...
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Post by: Gary910 on May 31, 2011, 06:00:33 PM
Very well done documentary about Harry. The Beatles were fans and friends of his.

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cb/Who_is_harry_nilsson.jpg[/url])



Thanks for pointing me to this. Good Doc.

I saw Harry once at a Beatles convention in about 1987 or so. He performed live, and after watching this film, I now appreciate it was a privilege to see him. He was very much into Anti-Handgun violence. I remember him talking about it extensively.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on May 31, 2011, 06:38:38 PM
Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz Funny Parts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juYLc8pCJ_o#noexternalembed)
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Post by: Johnny Moondog on May 31, 2011, 09:42:43 PM
Watched The King's Speech. Wasn't expecting too much but I was very pleasantly surprised. Colin Firth was brilliant as was his Australian co star (his name escapes me now). I mentioned this film to someone at work and they said "Oh I want to see that, I like Colin Farrell".

Ho hum.
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Post by: In My Life on June 01, 2011, 03:37:00 AM
^^^
Netflix keeps telling me to watch this. I guess I'll take them up on it if you guys say it's good. :)
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Post by: HeyJude18 on June 01, 2011, 03:51:10 AM
Watched The King's Speech. Wasn't expecting too much but I was very pleasantly surprised. Colin Firth was brilliant as was his Australian co star (his name escapes me now). I mentioned this film to someone at work and they said "Oh I want to see that, I like Colin Farrell".

Ho hum.


Geoffery Rush (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001691/)?
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Post by: Beatlesrlove on June 01, 2011, 09:08:42 PM
 ;D  Ok so i've watched these two movies over and over again.
 
Both are Beatles related both have Beatles songs in it
Across The Universe
And
I Am Sam made me cry every time.

Has anyone  saw any of these movies other then me?
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Post by: AppleScruffy96 on June 02, 2011, 12:29:46 AM
;D  Ok so i've watched these two movies over and over again.
 
Both are Beatles related both have Beatles songs in it
Across The Universe
And
I Am Sam made me cry every time.

Has anyone  saw any of these movies other then me?


Across the Universe is a wonderful movie  :) I've never seen I Am Sam though, looked it up on Wiki and it looks pretty interesting...so thanks for the tip!  ;D
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Post by: Beatlesrlove on June 02, 2011, 12:32:47 AM
Welcome! :) glad to help here you can watch the whole movie on you tube     here's part one for i am sam

I AM SAM PART 1/13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UqBhkE0OCs#)
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Post by: AppleScruffy96 on June 02, 2011, 12:33:35 AM
Welcome! :) glad to help here you can watch the whole movie on you tube     here's part one for i am sam

I AM SAM PART 1/13 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UqBhkE0OCs#[/url])


Thanks! I'll be sure to watch it  :)
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Post by: Johnny Moondog on June 02, 2011, 04:43:55 PM
Geoffery Rush ([url]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001691/[/url])?


Yes that's the fella! He was the star of the film for me.

In My Life, yes you should definitely see this. It lived up to the hype for me anyway.
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Post by: In My Life on September 08, 2011, 04:54:07 AM
I thought maybe it was about time to watch American Graffiti again. What a great movie. I even love the way they did the closing credits, even though The Beach Boys' "All Summer Long" wasn't actually released until 1964; two years after the movie was said to take place. It fits so perfectly though! I'd post the clip but that would ruin the ending for anyone who hasn't seen it.  ;)

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Post by: Dmitry on June 15, 2012, 08:29:39 PM
My wife and me just saw `The Descendants'. Very nice movie!

Have you saw it? Have you saw shirts which George Clooney wore?! I want such shirts too! I wonder where can I buy it. Just surfed the Internet but didn't find much.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 15, 2012, 11:51:12 PM
My wife and me just saw `The Descendants'. Very nice movie!

Have you saw it? Have you saw shirts which George Clooney wore?! I want such shirts too! I wonder where can I buy it. Just surfed the Internet but didn't find much.

The red one that says Ocean Outrigger Club?
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Post by: nimrod on June 16, 2012, 12:06:08 AM
My wife and me just saw `The Descendants'. Very nice movie!

Have you saw it? Have you saw shirts which George Clooney wore?! I want such shirts too! I wonder where can I buy it. Just surfed the Internet but didn't find much.

Can I correct your English Dmitry (for your continued education hehe)

My wife and I just watched `The Descendants'. Very nice movie!

Have you seen it? Have you seen the shirts which George Clooney wore? I want these shirts too. I wonder where can I buy it. Just surfed the Internet but didn't find much.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 16, 2012, 01:57:41 AM
Can I correct your English Dmitry (for your continued education hehe)

My wife and I just watched `The Descendants'. Very nice movie!

Have you seen it? Have you seen the shirts which George Clooney wore? I want these shirts too. I wonder where can I buy it. Just surfed the Internet but didn't find much.


When I read it quickly, it looked OK to me.  But then again, I was born in Brooklyn.    ;D
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Post by: nimrod on June 16, 2012, 03:45:14 AM
Prometheus

really like it 8/10

great escapism !
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 16, 2012, 04:33:56 AM
Le Mans

Le Mans Movie Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es8Wx0iy2So#ws)

Racing...it's life.  Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.


Very visual movie.  I think there's a love story in there somewhere.
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Post by: Dmitry on June 17, 2012, 07:53:23 AM
Can I correct your English Dmitry (for your continued education hehe)
My wife and I just watched `The Descendants'. Very nice movie!
Have you seen it? Have you seen the shirts which George Clooney wore? I want these shirts too. I wonder where can I buy it. Just surfed the Internet but didn't find much.

I see. Thanks! )))

So what about shirts?!  2ch
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on June 29, 2012, 03:40:33 AM
Yesterday I watched the cartoon movie Brave. Very childish but love the scottish accent
Today I watched The Innocents .... so very eerie!!!!!
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 26, 2012, 11:03:55 PM
Watched the new Batman recently. Way too long and way too much violence!
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Post by: AppleScruffy96 on July 27, 2012, 01:47:12 AM
I recently saw War Horse, about time, really. I was actually a bit skeptical at first because I thought it was just going to be one of those soppy, over-dramatic films with corny background music, despite all those award nominations! And to be honest...I only watched it because of Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston, BUT the film was fantastic. I thought it was a very powerful, emotional and beautiful film, and (spoiler alert, maybe?) the scene where the English and German soldiers were helping the horse Joey out of the tagged wire was especially sweet.
8 out of 10!  ;yes
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Post by: nimrod on July 28, 2012, 01:52:09 AM
Watched the new Batman recently. Way too long and way too much violence!

Yeah I agree, too noisy as well, didnt enjoy it, almost fell asleep
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Post by: Dcazz on July 28, 2012, 02:18:42 PM
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
A very complcated movie disguised by methodically slow filming but at the end it came together really well.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 28, 2012, 11:06:27 PM
A Tale Of Two Cities

A Tale Of Two Cities (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGJ1xww9bb8#ws)

It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done.  It's a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known.
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Post by: nimrod on July 29, 2012, 08:51:53 AM
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
A very complcated movie disguised by methodically slow filming but at the end it came together really well.

loved the book, the tv series and now the film :)
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Post by: Dcazz on July 30, 2012, 08:34:23 PM
loved the book, the tv series and now the film :)
Gary Oldman's a great actor even if he keeps it under a lid like in this movie. He gives just the sligh sense that he really knows whats going on. Great cast!
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Post by: nimrod on July 30, 2012, 11:22:54 PM
Gary Oldman's a great actor even if he keeps it under a lid like in this movie. He gives just the sligh sense that he really knows whats going on. Great cast!

he is, I didnt rate him quite as highly as Alec Guinness (in the tv series) but not far behind

do we have a 'reptile fund' ?
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 31, 2012, 08:02:34 AM
I didnt get anything after wathcing TTSS.... But I agree Gary Oldman is great!
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Post by: Dcazz on July 31, 2012, 07:56:31 PM
I didnt get anything after wathcing TTSS.... But I agree Gary Oldman is great!
He's probably portrayed the best Dracula ever! Good supporting cast.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 03, 2012, 05:23:19 AM
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)


Emergency, everybody to get from street (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El03KPUeQc4#ws)

Emergency, everybody to get from street (part 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TszIJX-F4U#ws)

Russian Submarines Beware (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bReGtDxF1Oo#)



(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/39/Russians_are_coming.jpg)



Чрезвычайное положение!  Каждый на улице!


 ;D
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Post by: nimrod on August 03, 2012, 08:53:41 AM
I watched Harry Brown last night.......excellent film imo
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Post by: Dcazz on August 12, 2012, 02:02:12 AM
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)


Emergency, everybody to get from street ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El03KPUeQc4#ws[/url])

Emergency, everybody to get from street (part 2) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TszIJX-F4U#ws[/url])

Russian Submarines Beware ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bReGtDxF1Oo#[/url])



([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/39/Russians_are_coming.jpg[/url])



Чрезвычайное положение!  Каждый на улице!


 ;D
A funny film. My folks took me to see it when it first came out and we laughed !
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 12, 2012, 02:20:42 AM
Хорошо!
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Post by: Dcazz on August 12, 2012, 02:27:09 AM
Хорошо!
Your welcome!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 12, 2012, 08:01:57 AM
Your welcome!

Нет.  Слушай меня.  Хорошо!
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Post by: Dcazz on August 12, 2012, 11:35:54 AM
Нет.  Слушай меня.  Хорошо!
You lost me! : )
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Post by: Dmitry on August 12, 2012, 08:15:10 PM
What are you talking about? lol
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 12, 2012, 08:22:10 PM
What are you talking about? lol
Me no know!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 13, 2012, 01:31:15 AM
What are you talking about? lol

Гласность в 1966.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 13, 2012, 02:03:13 AM
Me no know!


You don't speak English very well...


Frisco Kid,Gene Wilder and Harison Ford on Torah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kggixlEHzfE#)




 ;D



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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on August 13, 2012, 03:33:10 AM
Moonrise Kingdom. Absolutely brilliant.

Moonrise Kingdom Official Trailer #1 - Wes Anderson Movie (2012) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N8wkVA4_8s#ws)
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Post by: Dcazz on August 13, 2012, 10:04:22 PM
You don't speak English very well...
Neither do the Brit's!!!! : )

Frisco Kid,Gene Wilder and Harison Ford on Torah ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kggixlEHzfE#[/url])




 ;D
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Post by: Dcazz on August 14, 2012, 11:43:13 PM
The wife and I just finished "Limitless". I thought it was a really good movie. A couple of interesting twists. Well written too.
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Post by: Normandie on August 17, 2012, 02:10:56 AM

Silent House. Big disappointment.
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Post by: Dcazz on August 19, 2012, 12:11:06 AM
I haven't seen it for a while but does antone remember Peter Sellers in "The Party". It was made in 1968. Hilariously funny! I recomend the rental if you can find it.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 19, 2012, 12:40:30 AM
I haven't seen it for a while but does antone remember Peter Sellers in "The Party". It was made in 1968. Hilariously funny! I recomend the rental if you can find it.



Birdie Num Num...

BIRDIE NUM NUM (the PARTY) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYCth6-8aYA#ws)



Ohhhh...

Peter Sellers - The Party - Bathroom Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkrKkBhsMiA#ws)



 ;D
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Post by: Dcazz on August 19, 2012, 01:29:39 AM
Birdie Num Num...

BIRDIE NUM NUM (the PARTY) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYCth6-8aYA#ws[/url])



Ohhhh...

Peter Sellers - The Party - Bathroom Scene ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkrKkBhsMiA#ws[/url])Too funny! Sellers at his best!




 ;D
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 19, 2012, 02:16:38 AM
Too funny! Sellers at his best!



Clouseau interrogates the staff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64yianfGvzc#ws)


Clouseau solves the case (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkVb5S5AgpY#ws)




 ;D
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Post by: Dcazz on August 19, 2012, 01:53:38 PM
Bubba Ho-Tep! I think this movie is very funny in it's own sort of way. The premise that some of our aged (deceased) pop icons are together in a movie to solve the mystery of why senoir citizens are disapearing in an Eeast Texas nursing home. Strange! Can anyone figure out who Bubba Ho-Tep is played as (by)
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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 19, 2012, 02:40:06 PM
Paul MCartney & Wings Rockshow 1976 Full Concert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atENrJIJJxw#)
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Post by: Normandie on August 23, 2012, 02:11:17 PM

Quadrophenia, for about the 200th time. Love it! -- although brings back horrid memories of my own childhood. Love (but cringe at) the scene where Jimmy's drunken father smacks him down the stairs for mouthing off....So much like my own teenagerhood.

Sigh...maybe it's time to go back to the ACoA forum  :-\
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Post by: Dcazz on August 29, 2012, 03:04:25 AM
Saw another Robert Duvall movie this weekend. It's called "Get Low"! He never lets me down.
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Post by: Normandie on September 12, 2012, 05:29:24 PM

"The Possession" with my two teen daughters. Creepy!

Someone actually brought a 4-year-old (who sat through the whole movie with no problem!).

It's so hard to find a good horror movie that isn't full of gore and torture.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 12, 2012, 10:32:44 PM
Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxE9MriSy4I#)

I love movies like this!



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wVYRwl88L._SX500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on September 12, 2012, 11:13:26 PM
Just been to see Total Recall, not a classic but I enjoyed it, Im a fan of Colin Farrell (Kate Beckinsales a bit of ok too :))
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on September 13, 2012, 01:18:17 AM
Loved the original, but have heard some less than positive reviews of the remake.

I also love Kate.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 13, 2012, 12:00:47 PM
Saw a charming periodpiece drama with Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner called "The Lighthouse Keepers". Just a nice story and good acting. Filmed in Chatham, Massachussetts on cape Cod. I liked it.
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Post by: In My Life on September 14, 2012, 04:43:45 AM
Heaven Can Wait


I loved that movie! I was the only one of my friends who had pictures of Warren Beatty on their wall. What can I say? I liked older men.  ha2ha

I haven't seen it for a while but does antone remember Peter Sellers in "The Party". It was made in 1968. Hilariously funny! I recomend the rental if you can find it.


I saw part of a Peter Sellers movie a few months ago. I wasn't home and didn't know how to bring the guide up on the TV so I didn't catch the title. He played an American, a straight-laced business man with a hippie brother. It was really funny and off-beat of course and I'd like to see the whole thing!

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Post by: ibanez_ax on September 14, 2012, 11:43:06 AM
Loved the original, but have heard some less than positive reviews of the remake.

I also love Kate.

I've heard similar things about the remake so I'll wait to rent the disc, if for no other reason than to see my only celebrity crush, the awesome Kate Beckinsale!  :P
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on September 14, 2012, 11:50:23 AM
I've heard similar things about the remake so I'll wait to rent the disc, if for no other reason than to see my only celebrity crush, the awesome Kate Beckinsale!  :P

Id recommend you go see it, its a very visual film and can only really be fully appreciated on the big screen, I dont think you'd get its full impact at home ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on September 15, 2012, 02:19:45 AM
Id recommend you go see it, its a very visual film and can only really be fully appreciated on the big screen, I dont think you'd get its full impact at home ;)

That sounds intriguing, unfortunately my mobility is a bit limited right now for me to sit in a theater.  It'll be alright on disc, I have a pretty good setup in the man cave.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 15, 2012, 02:36:09 AM
I loved that movie!


Then you'll love the 1941 motion picture Here Comes Mr. Jordan...

19. Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941 - Robert Montgomery Full Movie Fantasy Comedy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmvZAOq-F0s#)


Joe Pendleton is a boxer instead of a football player.  Dialogue is just about the same.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iaoK8bV10lU/T63ZraYKmVI/AAAAAAAABRo/ZiWSqTg4McI/s1600/Cinelists-+Here+Comes+Mr.Jordan+(15).jpg)

(http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5762011_f520.jpg)

I'm not supposed to be here




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Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 15, 2012, 02:46:23 AM
^

Robert Montgomery.  His daughter looked a lot like him...


(http://assets.classicmoviehub.com/thumbs/909.jpg)   (http://www.sixtiescity.com/Mbeat/em2.gif)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 15, 2012, 10:28:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk5QV6o7VVU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk5QV6o7VVU#)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 16, 2012, 01:19:31 AM
Tonight was Hunger Games
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on September 22, 2012, 02:48:57 PM
I recently saw Manolete with Adrien Brody and Penélope Cruz. It was alright but the bullfighting scenes were probably the best part of the whole film.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on September 22, 2012, 10:33:27 PM
Went to see Hope Springs

didnt think Id like it (Mrs Nimrod wanted to see it), but it was quite funny and clever.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 22, 2012, 10:46:29 PM
Three Stooges. I sure like the old ones!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on September 22, 2012, 10:46:59 PM
Went to see Hope Springs

didnt think Id like it (Mrs Nimrod wanted to see it), but it was quite funny and clever.

That's happened to me frequently.  Woman drags me to movie that I don't want to see but I end up liking it!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on September 22, 2012, 10:47:32 PM
Three Stooges. I sure like the old ones!

Now you're talking!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 22, 2012, 11:32:18 PM
Now you're talking!
Yeah, the new one wasn't that good. A couple of funny parts but I'd say it was a bomb.
I saw a colorized version of the one when Curley is dancing a Moe wings the eternal spring and it gets stuck on Curly's butt. He's dancing with a big(large) lady and every time she belley bucks him he bounces back up. One of my favorites!
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Post by: ibanez_ax on September 22, 2012, 11:34:03 PM
Yeah, the new one wasn't that good. A couple of funny parts but I'd say it was a bomb.
I saw a colorized version of the one when Curley is dancing a Moe wings the eternal spring and it gets stuck on Curly's butt. He's dancing with a big(large) lady and every time she belley bucks him he bounces back up. One of my favorites!

I haven't seen the new one, but most people pretty much echo your comments.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 23, 2012, 02:17:58 AM

The Three Stooges: Moe finds a spring. Hoi Polloi 1935 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKV_HTHFjZY#[/url])



;)
Thats the one! "Where's your dignity!?" Lol! That Curley is a unique individual!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on September 23, 2012, 02:23:10 AM
That's happened to me frequently.  Woman drags me to movie that I don't want to see but I end up liking it!

maybe it brings out our 5% gay side :D

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on September 23, 2012, 03:57:11 AM
maybe it brings out our 5% gay side :D

Not that there's anything wrong with that (apologies to those who don't watch Seinfeld, you had to be there).
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Post by: Dcazz on October 01, 2012, 11:37:34 AM
"To Kill a King" was this weekend. A good movie with dialogue, plot and some history!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 01, 2012, 11:42:27 AM
maybe it brings out our 5% gay side :D
If you paid attention to it and can discuss it after, it might bring out something else! Oh, bring a handkerchief as well Preferably clean!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on October 01, 2012, 03:47:08 PM
I watched "The Avengers" over the weekend.  A big fun superhero movie.  Joss Whedon (long live Firefly!) lends his magic directing touch to Marvel!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 05, 2012, 03:56:26 AM
I just saw Superman II  The Richard Donner Cut

Superman's Redemption - Superman II: Richard Donner Cut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Ieo3Z9uPQ#ws)


Magnificent acting by Christopher Reeve.  I miss him.
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Post by: nimrod on October 06, 2012, 10:04:52 PM
Taken 2


Garbage
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Post by: Dcazz on October 06, 2012, 10:42:02 PM
I'm watching the HBO special John Adams tonight. I'll probably finish it tommorow. A great! movie and one every American (especially children) should see.
Off to get a pizza during intermission!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on October 06, 2012, 11:29:05 PM
I watched a film on TV called The Hunter with Willem Dafoe (made in Australia) very good, if unusual, movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 06, 2012, 11:47:10 PM
I'm watching the HBO special John Adams tonight. I'll probably finish it tommorow. A great! movie and one every American (especially children) should see.
Off to get a pizza during intermission!

I will watch it if they release it on DVD. My kids should watch it too; they might be related to him. They're related to his second cousin Samuel Adams. Figures my son would be related to someone associated with beer. LOL
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 07, 2012, 01:15:14 AM
Johns cousin Sam plays a significant part in the formation of our nation and is represented in the film. A film of this quality gets me going. My 5th great grandfather was a member of Marblehead, Mass's Glovers Regiment and were Gen. Washingtons personal guards in Cambroge. He also was in Gen. Washingtons boat as a oarsman and soldier when crossing the Delaware River at Trenton.
 I have his Charleville musket over my fireplace and the spice chest from his shop on the wall.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 07, 2012, 03:54:32 AM
The John Adams HBO miniseries was magnificent!  I watched it on HBO when it first aired in 2008.  It won all sorts of awards.  I know you're enjoying it, Dave.

It was released on DVD, Kelley.

Both of you have great patriotic family roots!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 07, 2012, 12:06:20 PM
The John Adams HBO miniseries was magnificent!  I watched it on HBO when it first aired in 2008.  It won all sorts of awards.  I know you're enjoying it, Dave.

It was released on DVD, Kelley.

Both of you have great patriotic family roots!
Here! Here!(stomping cane!)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 08, 2012, 02:39:39 AM
Here! Here!(stomping cane!)

 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 08, 2012, 03:45:33 AM
The birth of the United States of America...


John Adams HBO Full Length Trailer!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CNbQOrxQ-g#)



(http://www.danablankenhorn.com/images/2007/10/02/join_or_die_flag.jpg)
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Post by: Dcazz on October 08, 2012, 12:34:05 PM
The birth of the United States of America...


John Adams HBO Full Length Trailer!! ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CNbQOrxQ-g#[/url])



([url]http://www.danablankenhorn.com/images/2007/10/02/join_or_die_flag.jpg[/url])
Paul Giammatti and all the actors play it to the hilt! Fantastic!
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Post by: In My Life on October 09, 2012, 04:46:14 AM

Both of you have great patriotic family roots!

I can't lay claim to that myself; the kids are related to Samuel Adams on the other side of the family. But there was a relative in my maternal grandmother's  family who thought she might be able to prove eligibility for the DAR. She never finished her research and somehow my mom ended up with the letters and documents she collected. They are somewhere in my attic. Maybe some day I'll see if I can continue with it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 09, 2012, 02:29:38 PM
I can't lay claim to that myself; the kids are related to Samuel Adams on the other side of the family. But there was a relative in my maternal grandmother's  family who thought she might be able to prove eligibility for the DAR. She never finished her research and somehow my mom ended up with the letters and documents she collected. They are somewhere in my attic. Maybe some day I'll see if I can continue with it.
That would be a worthy endevour. I think a DAR certificate would make an excellant Christmas or birthday gift when the time is right. My wife and her family are descended from Gen. John Stark and she has the certificate somewhere. It's very interesting.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 11, 2012, 12:34:34 AM
Tonight was Dream House. It was ok/good. Kind of reminded me of Shutter Island a little bit!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on October 12, 2012, 11:53:11 PM
I watched 2 films this week, American Psycho and True Grit (the recent one) both very excellent films imo, in entirely different ways :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 14, 2012, 01:21:17 AM
I watched 2 films this week, American Psycho and True Grit (the recent one) both very excellent films imo, in entirely different ways :)
Did you like the ending to True Grit? I liked the movie but thought the ending was weak.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 15, 2012, 05:20:45 AM
Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9gm5njQ1N4#ws)

Mister Roberts - firecracker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCK6DqbCJMQ#ws)

Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, and Jack Lemmon.  What a great cast!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on October 15, 2012, 09:16:32 AM
I was extremely lazy on the weekend and watched 3 movies!

Employee of the Month - funny and silly. A good laugh especially if you know whats it like to work at a supermarket
The Invention of Lying - Really good British humour!
Blood Diamond - Good, but too much violence for my liking. Kind of hits home too.....
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Post by: Normandie on October 18, 2012, 09:17:25 PM


Took my daughters to see Sinister last night. (It's so hard to find a scary movie that isn't full of gore and nudity!) It was good but a tad too dark for my taste.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 19, 2012, 02:56:45 AM
Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9gm5njQ1N4#ws[/url])

Mister Roberts - firecracker ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCK6DqbCJMQ#ws[/url])

Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, and Jack Lemmon.  What a great cast!
Classic all the way!
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Post by: Normandie on October 28, 2012, 09:33:23 PM


Just got back from Paranormal Activity 4 with my girls. It was pretty good, especially for a fourth installment. 
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Post by: Dcazz on October 28, 2012, 11:12:07 PM
Watched The Soloist last night. Could have been better. Robert Downey Jr. has taken the obsesive compulsive, jeff Goldblum style run on sentence to a new hight ! In this movie mentally ill Jamie Foxx spoke in obsessive compulsive Jeff Goldblum stlye run on sentences at the the same time as RDJr. Put me to sleep twice! Good movie but wrong actors.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on October 31, 2012, 11:21:52 PM

Just got back from Paranormal Activity 4 with my girls. It was pretty good, especially for a fourth installment. 

OMG too scary for me !
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on November 01, 2012, 03:16:41 AM
Super 8.   Written and directed by JJ Abrams but this is a Speilberg coming of age film in a lot of ways along with the Sci-fi elements (don't want to give anything away if you haven't seen it).


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on November 01, 2012, 03:48:18 AM
OMG too scary for me !
I've had real run in's with ghosts! I find those movies scary but unpleasant. I look over my shoulder for a while after seeing one. Shiver!
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Post by: In My Life on November 01, 2012, 05:39:37 AM
I've had real run in's with ghosts!


The library where I work is said to be haunted by this guy, Smith Parish:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/parish.jpg)
He built the original house in 1847. It was bought and converted to a library in 1909 by a Mr. Dusenbury. I think Mr. Parish might be ticked off that there is no picture of him hanging in the library but there's a huge painting of Mr. Dusenbury. I'd rather see what's there as he has a much more benevolent expression than Mr. Parish! I haven't run into the ghost but I think his energy is messing up the wireless signal to my computer. LOL
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on November 01, 2012, 12:58:09 PM
The library where I work is said to be haunted by this guy, Smith Parish:
([url]http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/parish.jpg[/url])
He built the original house in 1847. It was bought and converted to a library in 1909 by a Mr. Dusenbury. I think Mr. Parish might be ticked off that there is no picture of him hanging in the library but there's a huge painting of Mr. Dusenbury. I'd rather see what's there as he has a much more benevolent expression than Mr. Parish! I haven't run into the ghost but I think his energy is messing up the wireless signal to my computer. LOL
Maybe he wants the History website! Kelley, you need to work really late some night and see what happens!
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Post by: tkitna on November 02, 2012, 07:50:05 PM
Super 8.   Written and directed by JJ Abrams but this is a Speilberg coming of age film in a lot of ways along with the Sci-fi elements (don't want to give anything away if you haven't seen it).

This movie was shot in the neighboring town that my wife grew up in (Weirton WV). Lots of friends as extras in this movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on November 02, 2012, 11:02:44 PM
5 year engagement, a romcom for my wife who loves them, pretty funny actually I enjoyed it ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on November 08, 2012, 05:39:47 AM
Maybe he wants the History website! Kelley, you need to work really late some night and see what happens!

I might just try that! Probably what will happen is that the cat will sneak up on me and scare me.
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Post by: Dcazz on November 08, 2012, 12:23:17 PM
Bring treats!
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Post by: Dcazz on November 11, 2012, 01:31:17 PM
We watched The Fighter with Christian Bale, Donny Whalberg and Amy Smart. What a Good movie! The funniest thing about it is that we have lots of relatives from that area and thats exactly how they are! It was like going to our family reunion every summer  (without the boxing, of course). Not yet anyway! My wife and I just cracked up through the whole movie! Loved it!
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Post by: In My Life on November 28, 2012, 06:10:30 AM
I finally got around to watching this holiday classic. It looked great in Technicolor, VistaVision and HD!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB1ZD6JKxes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB1ZD6JKxes)
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Post by: Dcazz on December 19, 2012, 04:00:07 AM
I just saw a movie called The Way Back with Ed harris and others. I liked it very much. About a group of men who escape from a work camp in 1939 Siberia and walk out through Mongolia to India.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on December 23, 2012, 01:48:14 AM
My wife Nancy borrowed the whole Downton Abbey series from our neighbors. We'll be watching this for quite a while! It's very good.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on December 23, 2012, 09:31:52 AM
Watched James Bond - skyfall. Brilliant! Great acting, beautiful actors and a nice plot with a twist! Watched it twice

The Hobbit - it was nice to get back into the whole lord of the rings atmosphere but the movie lacked in speech and plot. It was way too much fight scenes
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on December 24, 2012, 12:10:43 PM
Watched James Bond - skyfall. Brilliant! Great acting, beautiful actors and a nice plot with a twist! Watched it twice


You're the first whom I know who said Skyfall has a plot  :)
Anyway I'll give it a try when I get a Full HD version for my TV.

I watched "Cloud Atlas" lately. Amoung nice actors play there is no other worth. An empty movie: no new ideas, and what have to be said in it was said poorly.

Compare it with a very sincere and emotional french movie "Le papillon" (2002) or with a very funny animation "Despicable Me" - they are both marvelous  :)


http://youtu.be/pZkyT-kNUxk (http://youtu.be/pZkyT-kNUxk)

http://youtu.be/RXZY_XRjABs (http://youtu.be/RXZY_XRjABs)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 24, 2012, 06:53:55 PM
Watched James Bond - skyfall. Brilliant! Great acting, beautiful actors and a nice plot with a twist! Watched it twice


The Name is Bond James Bond (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM0smktBNes#)




:)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on December 29, 2012, 01:33:37 AM
Mr. Brooks. That was a disturbing movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 29, 2012, 04:22:35 PM
Panic Room
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on December 30, 2012, 11:14:17 PM

I liked both Mr. Brooks and Panic Room, good movies! I just saw Arbitrage, which was really good, best movie I've seen in awhile.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 01, 2013, 04:36:25 AM
Watched The Thing tonight. Good alien monsters!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on January 01, 2013, 05:53:26 PM
Watched The Thing tonight. Good alien monsters!

Which one did you watch: the original or the remake? (And wasn't there a third remake lately?)  I love that movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 01, 2013, 09:22:13 PM
Which one did you watch: the original or the remake? (And wasn't there a third remake lately?)  I love that movie.
It was the 2011 remake. it was different enough that it wasn't like you'd seen it before besides the Antartic ice world setting and the running around inside the buildings. Lots of scary monster stuff and some really gross scenes. Lot's of new stuff.
I liked it! My wife was on the couch with the throw blanket up to her eyes ready to hide so I'd say she was scared! Lol!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2013, 02:55:14 AM
Which one did you watch: the original or the remake? (And wasn't there a third remake lately?)  I love that movie.



(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cMdbfkl3Rz4/Sytvicr-iiI/AAAAAAAAF5c/PJe_bQZIFbc/s800/thing.jpg)


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vvCOWtGjh_0/TeuRMhVh1HI/AAAAAAAAMQY/YN8rJNhOdik/s1600/arness.bmp)
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Post by: Dcazz on January 02, 2013, 04:11:04 AM

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cMdbfkl3Rz4/Sytvicr-iiI/AAAAAAAAF5c/PJe_bQZIFbc/s800/thing.jpg[/url])


([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vvCOWtGjh_0/TeuRMhVh1HI/AAAAAAAAMQY/YN8rJNhOdik/s1600/arness.bmp[/url])
Built in brass knuckles! he should have been a fighter!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2013, 05:02:37 AM
James Arness was so cool, Dave...


Gunsmoke 1964 original intro/previews/close (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tskLDVeHDMg#)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 02, 2013, 12:50:15 PM
James Arness was so cool, Dave...


Gunsmoke 1964 original intro/previews/close ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tskLDVeHDMg#[/url])
We have a station here called MeTV and they play all the old shows. Gunsmoke is on every day and I watch many of them. A really good show. Nothing today comes close to these old shows.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 02, 2013, 01:24:30 PM
James Arness was so cool, Dave...


Gunsmoke 1964 original intro/previews/close ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tskLDVeHDMg#[/url])
Festus could sure smack you with those elbows. We have a guy at work that reminds me of him.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 03, 2013, 05:11:40 AM
Festus could sure smack you with those elbows. We have a guy at work that reminds me of him.


Howard Morris also played Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show...


Andy Griffith - Ernest T Bass Courts Charlene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJUmIuc1X5s#)



(http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2009/219/11013980_124977886228.jpg)
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Post by: In My Life on January 03, 2013, 07:55:20 AM
We have a station here called MeTV and they play all the old shows.

I love that channel! It's great to be able to watch "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Bob Newhart" again, like I used to with my parents every Saturday night. "Dick van Dyke" is another one I really like. If they would just put "My Three Sons", "The Honeymooers" and "The Odd Couple" on I'd be really happy.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 04, 2013, 01:14:51 AM
I love that channel! It's great to be able to watch "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Bob Newhart" again, like I used to with my parents every Saturday night. "Dick van Dyke" is another one I really like. If they would just put "My Three Sons", "The Honeymooers" and "The Odd Couple" on I'd be really happy.
I watched them with my folks too. It brings back some good memories. Daniel Boone, The Rifleman, The Rebel, Rt. 66, they seem to have them all.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 04, 2013, 01:16:23 AM
I watched them with my folks too. It brings back some good memories. Daniel Boone, The Rifleman, The Rebel, Rt. 66, they seem to have them all.
They ran My Three Sons here not too long ago. It was a good show!
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Post by: In My Life on January 04, 2013, 05:19:30 AM
They ran My Three Sons here not too long ago. It was a good show!

I'd love to see that again, from the very beginning with Tim Considine, (the eldest son who went off to college and never returned, just like Chuck on Happy Days LOL) and William Frawley. TV Land had those episodes back when the network first premiered. Now they seem to have forgotten what classic TV really means.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 04, 2013, 05:38:02 AM
I'd love to see that again, from the very beginning with Tim Considine, (the eldest son who went off to college and never returned, just like Chuck on Happy Days LOL) and William Frawley. TV Land had those episodes back when the network first premiered. Now they seem to have forgotten what classic TV really means.
I saw a few of them and he was in them. Honestly, I don't remember him fading away but one I got a kick out of was when Chip dyed his hair green and the contraversial on when his band played nude (behind the guitars).
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 06, 2013, 07:36:46 AM
Lili

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Lili_film_poster.jpg)



(http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/076/003212_13.jpg)


Hi-Lili, Hi Lo - Leslie Caron - 1953 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C8z1wUn9A4#noexternalembed)



A touching story of a naïve French girl whose emotional relationship with a carnival puppeteer is conducted through the medium of four puppets.  It's the first movie I remember seeing.  It's a great movie for children.  Adults will appreciate the movie on a different plane.  It's brilliant how that was done.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 06, 2013, 05:36:26 PM
Lili

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Lili_film_poster.jpg[/url])



([url]http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/076/003212_13.jpg[/url])


Hi-Lili, Hi Lo - Leslie Caron - 1953 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C8z1wUn9A4#noexternalembed[/url])



A touching story of a naïve French girl whose emotional relationship with a carnival puppeteer is conducted through the medium of four puppets.  It's the first movie I remember seeing.  It's a great movie for children.  Adults will appreciate the movie on a different plane.  It's brilliant how that was done.
I though Leslie was great as the oposition in Father Goose. One of my old favorites!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 07, 2013, 05:34:09 AM
I though Leslie was great as the oposition in Father Goose. One of my old favorites!


Leslie Caron is one of my favorite actresses.  She's cute (yes, she still is!) and could act, sing and dance.  She did a fine job acting in Father Goose along with Cary Grant.  She was fun to watch in Gigi too...


gigi-20. The Night They Invented Champagne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMiCGOZVkgQ#)




I wish thet didn't dub her voice.  Her voice was so sweet...


Gigi - The Night They Invented Champagne - Leslie Caron 's own voice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9J6G_rdSDI#ws)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 11, 2013, 12:55:25 AM
My mom like Gigi :)

Watched Life of Pi yesterday.... so boring! but cool cinematography
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on January 11, 2013, 04:30:31 AM
Watched Life of Pi yesterday.... so boring! but cool cinematography

I wondered how that movie would be. I found the book incredibly boring! We read it for our mother/daughter book club years ago. Well we were supposed to read it but I made up my mind that I had better things to do with my time. I just faked my way through the meeting and so did my daughter. LOL
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 16, 2013, 02:28:27 PM
The Avengers. Loud, fast and pretty good. I liked the dino-alien swimming things. I think NYC has taken more beatings than Tokyo!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on January 16, 2013, 02:48:18 PM
The Avengers. Loud, fast and pretty good. I liked the dino-alien swimming things. I think NYC has taken more beatings than Tokyo!

I like Scarlett Johansson when she's feisty like that. Too wimpy in 'Hitchcock' - though I enjoyed that one recently.

30+ hours sleepless, now I'm ready for 'Django Unchained.' Wake me when the popcorn's gone.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

 :P

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on January 17, 2013, 02:53:03 AM
'Harold and Kumar 3d Christmas'

Yeah, it was awful. Just thought I would add that. Carry on.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 17, 2013, 02:15:11 PM
Hello everybody! Congratulations on all the recent holidays! I saw a very nice film the other day. LIFE of PI. I fell in love with it at once. It is interesting, gripping, exciting, beautiful and very clever. It gives food for thought and looks at our reality from a rather new angle.
I liked everything in the movie, the actors, especially the Indian boy, his parents, and of course, the TIGER! You leave the cinema emotional and happy. The people in the end applauded... )))
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 18, 2013, 03:39:44 AM
I watched Svenghoulie this weekend and he had a 1932 movie called Island of Lost Souls. It was an adaptation of H. G. Wells, Island of Dr. Moreau. It stared Charles Laughton and Bella Lugosi (as the Giver of the Law). I thought it was really good. Those old movies usually put me to sleep but this one was well acted and had many underlying themes. I liked it.
"Are we not men?"
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Post by: Octie on January 19, 2013, 03:37:42 AM
Last one I watched was Life of Pi (like you, Jane :) ).
I thought the actor who played Pi did really well, basically being the only speaking/non-animal character for the majority of the movie.
I also thought the ending was quite interesting (although I must admit that I misinterpreted it at first). I am now reading the novel :)
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Post by: Dcazz on January 20, 2013, 12:52:54 AM
We saw Brave tonight. Very cute. I like the Scotsman with the white hair. Straight up!
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Post by: Dmitry on January 20, 2013, 12:11:46 PM
A wonderful movie with Bette Davis "Mr. Skeffington" with a perfect ending!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on January 20, 2013, 08:47:35 PM
Last one I watched was Life of Pi (like you, Jane :) ).
I thought the actor who played Pi did really well, basically being the only speaking/non-animal character for the majority of the movie.
I also thought the ending was quite interesting (although I must admit that I misinterpreted it at first). I am now reading the novel :)

Hello, Octie! I especially liked the ending, "which story do you like more, with the tiger or without it?" Wow, everything was different then...
In fact, you can choose any story you like, any course of events, because it DOESN`T matter, it won`t explain anything, and you will never know why the ship sank, or how it all started, or, for example, how Life started, or...
Do you like the book, Octie? I read it just after I had seen the movie. I believe the book is very cruel, but this is LIFE, it all seems quite true... The age gradation for the movie can be 6+, but for the book it could be 14+... ???
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 28, 2013, 12:18:19 AM
I watched Svenghoulie this weekend and he had a 1932 movie called Island of Lost Souls. It was an adaptation of H. G. Wells, Island of Dr. Moreau.
Brilliant book! I always thought a movie adaptation of it will be scary hehe.... Was it a scary/graphic movie?
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Post by: Dcazz on January 28, 2013, 01:29:09 PM
Brilliant book! I always thought a movie adaptation of it will be scary hehe.... Was it a scary/graphic movie?
It was actually in it's way. I thought the 1932 costumes and makeup were far better than any digital special effects a movie like this would get today. I think it might be Bella Lugosis best portrayal in his role as "The Lawgiver"! When an infraction of the law is committed He asks his gathered 1/2 man-beast bretheran "Are we not men?" and they answer as a question the in the same way"Are we not men?" in unison. Very effective in trying to control the instinct vs. morality problem (without a soul to guide them from the inside) these long sufferring hybrids go though.
One other thing I really liked was that there were long shots done from afar in the jungle scenes. Whenever the humans would walk down a jungle path there would always be a man/animal sauntering across a fallen tree above their heads or behind a bush being stocked and watched all the time without being seen. A bit unnerving.
Without giving too much away I liked this one. It's still a 1930's horror flick and can be a bit slow at times but it kept me watching. It was considered unnatural and unfit in many communities in the midwest and was banned from many theaters when it was released!
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 28, 2013, 08:04:27 PM
It was actually in it's way. I thought the 1932 costumes and makeup were far better than any digital special effects a movie like this would get today. I think it might be Bella Lugosis best portrayal in his role as "The Lawgiver"! When an infraction of the law is committed He asks his gathered 1/2 man-beast bretheran "Are we not men?" and they answer as a question the in the same way"Are we not men?" in unison. Very effective in trying to control the instinct vs. morality problem (without a soul to guide them from the inside) these long sufferring hybrids go though.
One other thing I really liked was that there were long shots done from afar in the jungle scenes. Whenever the humans would walk down a jungle path there would always be a man/animal sauntering across a fallen tree above their heads or behind a bush being stocked and watched all the time without being seen. A bit unnerving.
Without giving too much away I liked this one. It's still a 1930's horror flick and can be a bit slow at times but it kept me watching. It was considered unnatural and unfit in many communities in the midwest and was banned from many theaters when it was released!
Thanks for that review! I am eager to watch it now!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on February 04, 2013, 04:20:12 PM
Retreat. I thought it wouls be better. Acouple on a Scottish Ilse trying to rekindle their marriage miss a fatal outbreak of a killer virus on the mainland but unknowingly invite it into their cottage when a stranger washes up on the shore with a wild story to gain their trust! Feel free to miss it!
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Post by: Badgirl66 on February 04, 2013, 06:32:47 PM
The Box
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on February 04, 2013, 08:15:35 PM
I`ve seen Anna Karenina - the new American film with Keira Knightley and Jude Law. It is made as a theatre production with a few scenes outdoors. I enjoyed it very much! I believe that this theatrical version is very successful and helps to avoid cheap imitation of the Russian reality of that time, which is likely to be viewed by a Russian audience with a condescending smile. No such thing this time. All is very professional, the actors are perfect, especially Jude as Karenin, Keira is quite good, though a bit hysterical. The only minus is our dear Aaron Taylor-Johnson who played John Lennon in the movie Nowhere Boy, where I loved his acting. However in Anna Karenina he looked too young for Vronsky, too sweet and with very rosy cheeks like a baby. For Russians it is rather funny to see such a Vronsky. )))
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Jane on February 23, 2013, 09:11:05 PM
I am absolutely delighted with the movie Les Miserables. Though it is rather trying... The audience cried their eyes out... (((
But it is a real piece of art!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on February 24, 2013, 02:14:05 AM
Moneyball! Good movie with lots of tension at the end!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: blmeanie on February 25, 2013, 02:44:22 AM
The Departed.  Quite the uplifting movie on a long flight.   :o
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on March 18, 2013, 11:39:45 AM
Watched War Horse last week. I really liked it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 21, 2013, 04:39:13 AM
The Mask

The Mask - Police Dance Scene (Cuban Pete) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1cAatNJIM#ws)

Hit it!


 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 21, 2013, 04:46:33 AM
Cuban Pete-Ricky Ricardo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nMrIjBBov8#ws)

Desi Arnaz
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 22, 2013, 03:52:14 AM
Chicas!

Chicas del ballet, Cuban Pete (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaxE5RhYfZU#)




:)
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 14, 2013, 03:24:14 AM
HEAD

Monkees - Head comercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNdtqzm-v-w#)

Far out!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Brynjar on April 14, 2013, 01:03:01 PM
I highly recommend this one:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106476/?ref_=sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106476/?ref_=sr_1)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on April 15, 2013, 01:52:13 PM
December Boys. Really good!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on May 18, 2013, 01:57:56 AM
Lincoln!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on May 19, 2013, 12:40:43 AM
Iron Man 3. It was good, but probably the least entertaining out of the trilogy so far. Too much Robert Downey Jr. and not enough Iron Man. Also, being a comic book fanatic, they ruined the Mandarin and he is Iron Mans arch enemy. Shame.

Worth a watch though.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bobber on May 19, 2013, 09:55:52 PM
The Croods with the boys today. Liked it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on May 20, 2013, 07:31:02 AM
The Big Wedding

made me laugh but no classic

DeNiro is great
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Ovi on May 20, 2013, 10:08:12 AM
Up In The Air - pretty good film
Friends With Benefits - unexpectedly good and entertaining; your typical romantic comedy but without any true cringe-worthy moments.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on May 25, 2013, 12:21:01 AM
The Impossible - Ewan Macgregor and Naomi Watts.The story of a family caught in a beachfront resort during the 2004 tsunami in  Thailand. Very good movie! Powerful!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on June 28, 2013, 12:53:43 AM
Silver Linings Playbook- Bradley Cooper plays a man who has just been released from a mental institution. He's trying to get his life back together after his undiagnosed bipolar disorder lead him to violently attack his unfaithful wife's boyfriend. It's billed as a comedy and it manages to be that without turning the lead character into a stereotype. It wasn't a laugh a minute but it was pretty true to life.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 29, 2013, 12:27:25 AM
Pride Of The Yankees

Pride of the Yankees "Always" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykc_We5_JG4#ws)

A real tearjerker.  What a great movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 29, 2013, 05:05:19 AM
Always - from The Pride of the Yankees   Bettye Avery  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEQQydcZf9o#)

Uh-oh!  I think I'm in love with that singer.   :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on June 29, 2013, 04:45:59 PM
Always - from The Pride of the Yankees   Bettye Avery  ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEQQydcZf9o#[/url])

Uh-oh!  I think I'm in love with that singer.   :)
She's sumthin"! I like the shadow work on the piano player and the girl at the end played the daughter in "The Best Years of Our Lives" which we discussed lat year in the best old movie posts. Black and white photography was definatley more artsy than color. I like it!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 29, 2013, 10:57:27 PM
She's sumthin"!


(http://i42.tinypic.com/nvwc9v.jpg)

Yes.  That's Bettye Avery, a starlet and singer in the 1940s.  "Always" was written by Irving Berlin for his wife Ellin.  It was the perfect theme for Pride Of The Yankees and Bettye Avery sang it well.  Frank Sinatra liked singing it too...


Frank Sinatra - Always (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLh-m1Z_feY#)


Irving Berlin's 100th birthday celebration: Frank Sinatra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1j5wzMJoaI#)


I like the shadow work on the piano player and the girl at the end played the daughter in "The Best Years of Our Lives" which we discussed lat year in the best old movie posts. Black and white photography was definatley more artsy than color. I like it!


That was some beautiful cinematography!

That's Teresa Wright.  She was the perfect choice to play Lou Gehrig's wife Eleanor.  And Gary Cooper was the perfect choice to play Lou Gehrig.


(http://content9.flixster.com/photo/11/97/39/11973923_gal.jpg)


(http://acertaincinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/teresa-wright-gary-cooper-pride-of-the-yankees.jpg)




(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1179615.1349907861!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_635/lou-gehrig-wife-eleanor-1937.jpg)
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 29, 2013, 11:07:03 PM
(http://www.movpins.com/big/MV5BMjAwMzAxODI5N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjEwMTU2NA/still-of-gary-cooper-and-teresa-wright-in-the-pride-of-the-yankees.jpg)



(http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv217/BillBurgess/Player%20Tributes/Image23-10.jpg)
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Post by: Dcazz on June 30, 2013, 12:33:05 PM
([url]http://i42.tinypic.com/nvwc9v.jpg[/url])

Yes.  That's Bettye Avery, a starlet and singer in the 1940s.  "Always" was written by Irving Berlin for his wife Ellin.  It was the perfect theme for Pride Of The Yankees and Bettye Avery sang it well.  Frank Sinatra liked singing it too...


Frank Sinatra - Always ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLh-m1Z_feY#[/url])


Irving Berlin's 100th birthday celebration: Frank Sinatra ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1j5wzMJoaI#[/url])


That was some beautiful cinematography!

That's Teresa Wright.  She was the perfect choice to play Lou Gehrig's wife Eleanor.  And Gary Cooper was the perfect choice to play Lou Gehrig.


([url]http://content9.flixster.com/photo/11/97/39/11973923_gal.jpg[/url]) Yes, Teresa Wright, I couldn't remember her name off the top of my head!


([url]http://acertaincinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/teresa-wright-gary-cooper-pride-of-the-yankees.jpg[/url])




([url]http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1179615.1349907861[/url]!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_635/lou-gehrig-wife-eleanor-1937.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 01, 2013, 02:29:26 AM
The Pride Of The Yankees  Lou Gehrig's Speech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbNrCxqxzgo#)



(http://i41.tinypic.com/2qcm1xv.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 01, 2013, 07:39:05 AM
"Always" was written by Irving Berlin for his wife Ellin.

I've always liked that song. Didn't they sometimes use a little snippet of it after the opening of "The Honeymooners"?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 01, 2013, 11:21:59 PM
I've always liked that song. Didn't they sometimes use a little snippet of it after the opening of "The Honeymooners"?

Yes they did, Kelley, as opening scene music in some of the older kinescopes.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 05, 2013, 11:15:32 PM
Argo - didn't make it past the first hour! Zzzzzz!, Zzzzzz!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 20, 2013, 11:36:51 PM


I'm jumping the gun a little here, but my younger daughter and I are going to see "The Conjuring" tomorrow, and I can't wait!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 21, 2013, 07:28:54 AM

I'm jumping the gun a little here, but my younger daughter and I are going to see "The Conjuring" tomorrow, and I can't wait!
You are insane! I couldnt even watch the trailer!!!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 21, 2013, 08:50:11 PM
You are insane! I couldnt even watch the trailer!!!!!

It was definitely NOT for the faint of heart!  :o  It's so hard to find a scary movie that doesn't involve gore or gratuitous sex/nudity. They are few and far between.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 21, 2013, 10:41:52 PM
It was definitely NOT for the faint of heart!  :o  It's so hard to find a scary movie that doesn't involve gore or gratuitous sex/nudity. They are few and far between.
No gratuitous sex and nudity?! Hmmm!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 22, 2013, 12:14:36 AM
No gratuitous sex and nudity?! Hmmm!
Are you disappointed, Dcazz? :P
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 22, 2013, 12:17:50 AM
Watched a couple of movies recently:

Great Gatsby - loved it! I reckon it was better than the Mia Farrow version. They caprtured the era really well.

Man of Steel - I fell asleep! Seriously, it was one cgi battle after another. But Superman is cute :)

World War Z - Eeeeeew!!!!! I spent most of the movie with my eyes closed and could not sleep the night. Bleah!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 22, 2013, 05:57:55 AM
Man of Steel - I fell asleep! Seriously, it was one cgi battle after another. But Superman is cute :)

I wanna see that!  What's cgi?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 22, 2013, 10:06:24 AM
Are you disappointed, Dcazz? :P
Not at all! Surprised!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 22, 2013, 10:07:43 AM
Watched a couple of movies recently:

Great Gatsby - loved it! I reckon it was better than the Mia Farrow version. They caprtured the era really well.

Man of Steel - I fell asleep! Seriously, it was one cgi battle after another. But Superman is cute :)

World War Z - Eeeeeew!!!!! I spent most of the movie with my eyes closed and could not sleep the night. Bleah!
Was WWZ any good?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 22, 2013, 05:31:57 PM
I wanna see that!  What's cgi?

cgi = computer-generated imagery
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 30, 2013, 03:57:09 AM
cgi = computer-generated imagery

Thanks Kathy.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 30, 2013, 04:10:58 AM
I saw Excalibur on cable last night...

The Sword Has Been Drawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSukMQHQLIs#ws)

Excalibur - Finale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dV_HaaQfLU#)



(http://www.expertcomics.com/Blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Merlin.jpg)

Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 30, 2013, 09:48:51 AM
I saw Excalibur on cable last night...

The Sword Has Been Drawn ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSukMQHQLIs#ws[/url])

Excalibur - Finale ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dV_HaaQfLU#[/url])



([url]http://www.expertcomics.com/Blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Merlin.jpg[/url])

Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha
I saw that at the movies when it first came out and was blown away! Finally a good King Arthur movie! I've seen it several times since. Good movie!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 30, 2013, 04:28:07 PM
I saw that at the movies when it first came out and was blown away! Finally a good King Arthur movie! I've seen it several times since. Good movie!


So did I, Dave.  Two and a half hours of non-stop Arthur Cycle.  It took me ten minutes just to be able to get up out of my seat after the movie ended.  What a great motion picture this is!


Excalibur - Merlin's Magic Spell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4I_zbi3Sak#)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 30, 2013, 05:38:18 PM
Great music too...

Excalibur (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db40S82sqic#)
O Fortuna   Cantata Carmina Burana  Carl Orff



And Richard Wagner...

Excalibur Intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7XGaoOlar8#ws)
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Post by: Dcazz on July 30, 2013, 10:27:11 PM
So did I, Dave.  Two and a half hours of non-stop Arthur Cycle.  It took me ten minutes just to be able to get up out of my seat after the movie ended.  What a great motion picture this is!


Excalibur - Merlin's Magic Spell ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4I_zbi3Sak#[/url])
I loved it when the crow picked out the eyeball of the dead, Sir Whatsisname! I cringed!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 30, 2013, 11:21:58 PM
I loved it when the crow picked out the eyeball of the dead, Sir Whatsisname! I cringed!


(http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/28/b92a61b1a45b449ca91c0b3390d39b53/l.jpg)


Yeah!  Mordred hung all those questing knights in that tree.  It wasn't easy finding that grail!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 30, 2013, 11:37:51 PM
Arthur is knighted and then pronounced king by Uryens...

The Power of Excalibur is Divine, Arthur becomes a King! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWT6t2SsLy0#ws)


Later in the movie, Uryens refuses to renounce King Arthur and is put to death by Mordred.  This spurs Percival on to find the grail.  What a great movie!
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Post by: In My Life on July 31, 2013, 01:56:57 AM
I loved it when the crow picked out the eyeball of the dead, Sir Whatsisname! I cringed!

Yeah!  Mordred hung all those questing knights in that tree.  It wasn't easy finding that grail!

Great music too...

I think I'd have to spend a lot of this movie with my eyes shut, listening to the music!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 31, 2013, 02:59:43 AM
It's not all battle scenes with limbs being hacked off and knights-errant meeting their demise in assorted ways, Kelley.  The movie has some tender moments too like when King Arthur and Guinevere get married...

(http://johnguycollick.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/excalibur.jpg)


And when Sir Lancelot meets Guinevere...

(http://sp3.fotolog.com/photo/19/4/44/elgelidotolya/1205750608_f.jpg)


There are even some love scenes...

(http://media.onsugar.com/files/2011/01/03/1/1331/13311615/a7/excalibur-lancelot-guin_l.jpg)


About three or four minutes in total!


 ;D
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Post by: In My Life on July 31, 2013, 06:52:10 AM
^^^

Ah yes..the love triangle, the passion; I guess I would have to open my eyes for three or four minutes in total. But I'd need someone with me to tell me when it's safe to do so!

This reminds me of a song:

Demo of Guinevere, with David Crosby and Jack Casady:
CSN - Guinnevere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOsl1V0n5mI#)

Kinda takes your mind off blood and gore, huh? (For about three or four minutes in total. ;))
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Post by: Dcazz on July 31, 2013, 09:05:20 PM
I'm putting it in my Netflix queue when I start it back up in September!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 01, 2013, 01:49:06 AM
Ah yes..the love triangle, the passion; I guess I would have to open my eyes for three or four minutes in total. But I'd need someone with me to tell me when it's safe to do so!

This reminds me of a song:

Demo of Guinevere, with David Crosby and Jack Casady:
CSN - Guinnevere ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOsl1V0n5mI#[/url])

Kinda takes your mind off blood and gore, huh? (For about three or four minutes in total. ;))


Merlin warned King Arthur that Guinevere would be unfaithful to him but he married her anyway.  Her betrayal led to King Arthur getting ill.  And hard times in the land.

But Percival found the Holy Grail and has Arthur drink from it to restore his health.  And the health of the land...


Excalibur (1981) King Arthur and the Holy Grail (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bP0LW-rvQc#ws)


Then King Arthur leads his knights out to do more battle, dismembering, etc.

Is this a great movie or what?!!



 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 01, 2013, 01:50:43 AM
I'm putting it in my Netflix queue when I start it back up in September!


You have chosen wisely.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - You have chosen wisely (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_IlNbsILLE#ws)



But that's a different movie.   ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 01, 2013, 05:26:22 AM
Kelley, you don't have to shut your eyes for a single minute with this movie...

Camelot [1967] CD-1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOg1gdHaYd0#)

Camelot [1967] CD-2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kzM8Lz26TY#ws)


Who knows?  Maybe it happened just that way...there in Camelot!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 01, 2013, 05:43:54 AM
I saw these two superb actors in the first Broadway show I went to...

Camelot - Richard Burton & Julie Andrews (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY4WCV3_zZs#ws)


Roddy McDowall played Mordred...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Richard_Burton_Roddy_McDowall_Camelot_1963.JPG)



and Robert Goulet played Sir Lancelot...

(http://www.moneyteamusa.net/xSites/Mortgage/moneyteamusa/Content/UploadedFiles/Robert%20Goulet%20Julie%20Andrews%20CAMELOT.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 01, 2013, 05:45:38 AM
Kelley, you don't have to shut your eyes for a single minute with this movie...
Who knows?  Maybe it happened just that way...there in Camelot!

Yes, this one is more my speed! I can see though, from the clips you've posted of Excalibur that it was very well-done. But I'll stick to Camelot anyway. I'll watch it after I watch Magical Mystery Tour which finally arrived today!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 01, 2013, 05:52:45 AM
Right, Kelley.  Excalibur was faithful to Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur.  Camelot was Lerner and Loewe.   :)

Enjoy Magical Mystery Tour.  Don't forget to look for and click on the hidden clues on the DVD's title page. 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 01, 2013, 06:03:40 AM
Enjoy Magical Mystery Tour.  Don't forget to look for and click on the hidden clues on the DVD's title page.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 02, 2013, 03:20:04 AM
What did I find last night on the shelf where I keep my DVDs?  There, hidden behind some that I watched recently, was one of the first DVDS I bought ten years ago...Excalibur!  I forgot all about it! 

Yeah, Dave, that crow dissected out that globe, optic nerve and all!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 02, 2013, 03:23:41 AM
^^^

Camelot. Camelot.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 02, 2013, 03:28:44 AM
I won't discuss the brachial plexus dissection during one of the battle scenes early in the movie.

Did you find the hidden clues on the Magical Mystery Tour DVD, Kelley?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 02, 2013, 03:34:17 AM
I won't discuss the brachial plexus dissection during one of the battle scenes early in the movie.

Did you find the hidden clues on the Magical Mystery Tour DVD, Kelley?

Eww! I haven't watched MMT yet but this does intrigue me. I kind of want to wait until my lower left first molar stops pounding in my ear. Hopefully that will be tomorrow!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 02, 2013, 07:44:25 PM
What did I find last night on the shelf where I keep my DVDs?  There, hidden behind some that I watched recently, was one of the first DVDS I bought ten years ago...Excalibur!  I forgot all about it! 

Yeah, Dave, that crow dissected out that globe, optic nerve and all!
Very impressive! You would have to be a Dr. or something to appreciate the skills that crow has!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 03, 2013, 11:14:55 AM
Eww! I haven't watched MMT yet but this does intrigue me. I kind of want to wait until my lower left first molar stops pounding in my ear. Hopefully that will be tomorrow!
Did they include the pictures from the album version on the EP? Maybe in booklet form?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 03, 2013, 11:35:40 AM
Did they include the pictures from the album version on the EP? Maybe in booklet form?

The EP booklet is almost identical to the album version, just smaller.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 07, 2013, 03:09:41 AM
I finally watched the Magical Mystery Tour BluRay Sunday night and I was really amazed at how great it looked. The colors were so vivid! I didn't really care for "I am the Walrus" when I watched this a few years ago but seeing those gorgeous outfits in their full glory was far out! Watching for the second time, with Paul's commentary was fun and helped me understand it a lot better. All the other features were great too. Last night was going to be EP night but I only got through one side because side two had a big scratch all the way around it. I'd forgotten how disappointing a skipping record could be! So the whole thing is on its way back to Amazon.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 07, 2013, 10:13:23 AM
I finally watched the Magical Mystery Tour BluRay Sunday night and I was really amazed at how great it looked. The colors were so vivid! I didn't really care for "I am the Walrus" when I watched this a few years ago but seeing those gorgeous outfits in their full glory was far out! Watching for the second time, with Paul's commentary was fun and helped me understand it a lot better. All the other features were great too. Last night was going to be EP night but I only got through one side because side two had a big scratch all the way around it. I'd forgotten how disappointing a skipping record could be! So the whole thing is on its way back to Amazon.
That's too bad. I know you waited a long time for it's arrival! Patience, I guess!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 07, 2013, 12:24:33 PM
I finally watched the Magical Mystery Tour BluRay Sunday night and I was really amazed at how great it looked. The colors were so vivid! I didn't really care for "I am the Walrus" when I watched this a few years ago but seeing those gorgeous outfits in their full glory was far out! Watching for the second time, with Paul's commentary was fun and helped me understand it a lot better. All the other features were great too. Last night was going to be EP night but I only got through one side because side two had a big scratch all the way around it. I'd forgotten how disappointing a skipping record could be! So the whole thing is on its way back to Amazon.

Kelley I hope your replacement EP plays as well as the one I got.  It's worth the wait to hear this.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on August 07, 2013, 01:13:52 PM


I saw Side Effects last night and was disappointed -- too slow, and the plot was a bit hard to follow (or maybe that's just my tired brain..........)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on August 07, 2013, 10:36:57 PM
I finally watched the Magical Mystery Tour BluRay Sunday night and I was really amazed at how great it looked. The colors were so vivid! I didn't really care for "I am the Walrus" when I watched this a few years ago but seeing those gorgeous outfits in their full glory was far out! Watching for the second time, with Paul's commentary was fun and helped me understand it a lot better. All the other features were great too. Last night was going to be EP night but I only got through one side because side two had a big scratch all the way around it. I'd forgotten how disappointing a skipping record could be! So the whole thing is on its way back to Amazon.

I love the bit where Ringo sings Yesterday :D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 08, 2013, 02:57:24 AM
I finally watched the Magical Mystery Tour BluRay Sunday night and I was really amazed at how great it looked. The colors were so vivid! I didn't really care for "I am the Walrus" when I watched this a few years ago but seeing those gorgeous outfits in their full glory was far out! Watching for the second time, with Paul's commentary was fun and helped me understand it a lot better. All the other features were great too. Last night was going to be EP night but I only got through one side because side two had a big scratch all the way around it. I'd forgotten how disappointing a skipping record could be! So the whole thing is on its way back to Amazon.

That's too bad. I know you waited a long time for it's arrival! Patience, I guess!

Kelley I hope your replacement EP plays as well as the one I got.  It's worth the wait to hear this.

Amazon is good at making everything right, Kelley.

Yes, the EPs are 45 RPM and so their fidelity surpasses the 33 1/3 RPM vinyl LPs.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 08, 2013, 03:03:24 AM
I love the bit where Ringo sings Yesterday :D


Ringo at his best!  ;)

Hey Kev, I like your new avatar.  I never understood the previous one.  :)

Here's something on the same theme...



(http://i39.tinypic.com/2ugmpo5.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 08, 2013, 04:00:50 AM
Amazon is good at making everything right, Kelley.


Yes, it should be here on Monday. I was very impressed by what I did get to hear.

I love the bit where Ringo sings Yesterday :D


It kind of reminded me of this, only much better:
http://youtu.be/nQ8CzzfKcBw (http://youtu.be/nQ8CzzfKcBw)

 ;D





Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 08, 2013, 11:29:45 PM
I've got Cabin In The Woods for Saturday!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on August 09, 2013, 05:01:44 AM
Quote
Hey Kev, I like your new avatar.  I never understood the previous one.

Thanks Baz

the previous one was Heisenberg from Breaking Bad my current favourite tv series  ha2ha
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on August 09, 2013, 05:02:31 AM
Watch

Ben Stiller

what a load of crap :(
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 09, 2013, 12:04:27 PM
Watch

Ben Stiller

what a load of crap :(

You got that right. That was a really lousy movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on August 09, 2013, 01:38:25 PM
I've got Cabin In The Woods for Saturday!

Let us know what you think!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 09, 2013, 02:35:06 PM
Let us know what you think!
I defiantly will.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 10, 2013, 10:02:54 PM
Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel Starring David Keith, Tuesday Weld, And Charlie Schlatter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33hH9_Ezpss#)


It starred David Keith, Tuesday Weld, and Charlie Schlatter and was directed by Chris Columbus.  Cute movie about a boy who kidnaps Elvis to bring a bit of joy to his troubled mom who is a lifelong fan of The King.  It takes place in 1972 and Elvis is persuaded to revert back to his young savage self. 

David Keith does a great Elvis at 51:05
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 10, 2013, 10:11:27 PM
For Tuesday Weld, it was her chance to play opposite The King once again, even if it was David Keith in this 1988 motion picture.  He did a very realistic portrayal of Elvis in the film.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img114/8650/wildinthecountry51ft7.jpg)

Wild In The Country   1961



(http://www.elvisblog.net/50th%20Anniversary%20Movie%20pictorials/Wild%20in%20the%20Country/Tuesday%20Weld%20in%20Heartbreak%20Hotel.jpg)

Heartbreak Hotel   1988


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 11, 2013, 05:00:07 AM
Saw Cabin In The Woods tonight. Strange movie but I liked it. Starts out as a standard college kids going to their friends cabin for the weekend, you think! Then behind the scenes there's a government control room watching, controlling the events of the weekend, you think. Then there's a zombie attack, a cult subplot... Lots of blood and gore, etc... different ending for sure!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 11, 2013, 05:14:26 AM
I love zombie attacks!  Sounds like my kind of movie!

Dave, in that movie how long did it take people to learn how to kill a zombie?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 11, 2013, 10:39:24 AM
I love zombie attacks!  Sounds like my kind of movie!

Dave, in that movie how long did it take people to learn how to kill a zombie?
I think they got only one! I don't want to spoil it for you because one of my favorite things about it is it's unpredictability as far as the plot goes! Very different! A touch of dark comedy thrown in too.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Badgirl66 on August 11, 2013, 01:15:27 PM
Motel the First Cut
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 12, 2013, 06:25:23 AM
I love zombie attacks!  Sounds like my kind of movie!

Dave, in that movie how long did it take people to learn how to kill a zombie?

So how does one kill a zombie? You know, just in case we get invaded by them at the library. We already have the ghost.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on August 12, 2013, 08:47:57 AM
So how does one kill a zombie? You know, just in case we get invaded by them at the library. We already have the ghost.


(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpjh6mY17H1qztmnoo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 12, 2013, 10:26:28 AM
So how does one kill a zombie? You know, just in case we get invaded by them at the library. We already have the ghost.
You have to do a head shot...always!

Have you seen or heard the ghost recently?!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 12, 2013, 10:01:53 PM
We already have the ghost.


Who you gonna call?


Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr. (HQ Audio) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvkKX035484#)

I ain't afraid of no ghosts!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 12, 2013, 10:21:48 PM
So how does one kill a zombie? You know, just in case we get invaded by them at the library.


There are several good instructional videos on the subject, Kelley.  Here's one...

How To Survive A Zombie Attack

How to Survive a Zombie Attack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l9ocz8jlKs#)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 13, 2013, 03:18:31 AM
Have you seen or heard the ghost recently?!

I think he may have made his presence know to me last winter. I forgot something so I went back around 8 pm. I didn't think to take my phone in with me so it was pitch dark as I rode up in the lift to the main floor. It's one of those handicapped lifts that's open at the top so I could see up to the ceiling where there was this weird swirling light in one spot. At first I thought it might be headlights flashing through the window but it lasted too long. I beat it over to the light switch and just as I turned it on the cat jumped out at me! Believe me; I didn't waste any time getting what I came for. I have gone back at night since but the light show hasn't returned.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 13, 2013, 03:31:29 AM
There are several good instructional videos on the subject, Kelley.  Here's one...

How To Survive A Zombie Attack

So I don't necessarily need to have a gun. That's good because I usually don't.  ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 13, 2013, 07:33:51 PM
So I don't necessarily need to have a gun. That's good because I usually don't.  ;)
No! A crow bar or a solid knife will do the trick nicely! However you have to get close if your going to stick em'!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 13, 2013, 07:35:27 PM
I think he may have made his presence know to me last winter. I forgot something so I went back around 8 pm. I didn't think to take my phone in with me so it was pitch dark as I rode up in the lift to the main floor. It's one of those handicapped lifts that's open at the top so I could see up to the ceiling where there was this weird swirling light in one spot. At first I thought it might be headlights flashing through the window but it lasted too long. I beat it over to the light switch and just as I turned it on the cat jumped out at me! Believe me; I didn't waste any time getting what I came for. I have gone back at night since but the light show hasn't returned.
I saw a swirling light image once. I have a very old house and who knows what went on in centuries past!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 14, 2013, 11:00:31 PM
[quothttp://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/Smileys/classic/grin.gife author=Dcazz link=topic=7861.msg303753#msg303753 date=1376422527]
I saw a swirling light image once. I have a very old house and who knows what went on in centuries past!
[/quote]

There could be all kinds of energy there! My house isn't as old as yours, only about a century old and I've never seen anything unusual here. I did tell the kids that ghosts might come out when we started ripping down the lath and plaster.  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: LennMcHarriStarr64 on August 24, 2013, 04:18:37 AM
Just watched Threads
second time... got me in life and death perspective!
I am going to buy some food tomorrow and stock the pantry!
Can you imagine the social upheaval if a nuke hit near you?
It would release the beast within mankind, real ugliness...
 ;sorry
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 24, 2013, 10:25:41 AM
[quothttp://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/Smileys/classic/grin.gife author=Dcazz link=topic=7861.msg303753#msg303753 date=1376422527]
I saw a swirling light image once. I have a very old house and who knows what went on in centuries past!


There could be all kinds of energy there! My house isn't as old as yours, only about a century old and I've never seen anything unusual here. I did tell the kids that ghosts might come out when we started ripping down the lath and plaster.  ;D
We have two in our Middle/High School! I've heard it twice and seen the woman once! Very unnerving late in a empty school when your by yourself!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 24, 2013, 09:50:32 PM
We have two in our Middle/High School! I've heard it twice and seen the woman once! Very unnerving late in a empty school when your by yourself!

What's their stories? Yes, it's amazing how different it is in an empty school, even when thoughts of ghosts aren't an issue.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 24, 2013, 11:35:12 PM
I saw a swirling light image once. I have a very old house and who knows what went on in centuries past!

There could be all kinds of energy there! My house isn't as old as yours, only about a century old and I've never seen anything unusual here. I did tell the kids that ghosts might come out when we started ripping down the lath and plaster.  ;D

We have two in our Middle/High School! I've heard it twice and seen the woman once! Very unnerving late in a empty school when your by yourself!

What's their stories? Yes, it's amazing how different it is in an empty school, even when thoughts of ghosts aren't an issue.

Who you gonna call?



Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 25, 2013, 01:54:10 AM
What's their stories? Yes, it's amazing how different it is in an empty school, even when thoughts of ghosts aren't an issue.
The closest I can come to the (sort of) truth is that in the teens or 20's a janitor murdered a young female student in the building. I tried to find the article but got nowhere. This is a very small town and many residents are related and sometimes best left alone.
The first time I was in the gymnasium about 9:30 at night and was systematically locking it up starting at one door and making my way around till I went up on the stage. The stage was all set up with sets for a play the kids were rehearsing so there was stuff everywhere. The 6 light switches were along the wall and the side exit door was after them. Unfortunately for me the night light was broken which could be turned off from the hallway so I had to clear a path thru the sets and count my steps till I could see a tiny light thru an old deadbolt hole after they converted the door to a push bar. After that I went back and turned off all the switches and was in total pitch darkness! The velour curtains of the stage were closed and you could see absolutely nothing! So I slowly made my way till I could see the little light from the hall and made a 90 degree left turn and started making my way towards the door! As I got to the door I reached out to the push bar and that's when it happened!!! Someone-something ran at full speed across the stage and came to a loud stomping stop right behind me! I tell you I went thru that door so fast and slammed it behind me and then hit the alarm code outside the door and it never registered any motion! My heart was beating so fast I thought it might pound out of my chest.
I liken the running steps to the speed of those Olympic gymnasts that run across the mats and do their tumbles and flips only it was the sound of and old wood stage. There was no way a human being could run on that stage with lights on because of all the sets let alone in the pitch black like it was that night.
I told a few people about my experience and that's when all the stories started coming in.
It seems over the years many people have had experiences but they say mine was pretty scary. Some have seen a man in a long coat and hat and others have seen a young pretty girl dressed in a long dress that would have been worn in those days. I counted 13-14 people who had sightings and a few have happened since including two more for me!!! It was a very scary night!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 25, 2013, 06:56:06 AM
Quote from: Dcazz
It seems over the years many people have had experiences but they say mine was pretty scary.

Really! Even if it wasn't a ghost you wouldn't want to stick around in the dark to find out.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 25, 2013, 12:06:51 PM
Really! Even if it wasn't a ghost you wouldn't want to stick around in the dark to find out.
I got out of there! If it was a person the motion alarm would have gone off and the police would have come!
The next week I was telling a co-worker about my experience and he was doubtful. We were at the bottom of the stairs where the alarm keypad was and the gym was locked and alarmed. just as he said he didn't believe it two big bangs came from the gym door from inside the gym. We all went in different directions when that happened too! Lol! The gym was also locked and alarmed at the time so any movement would have brought the police!
My co-worker Rodger and another guy saw the girl shape sail across the HS gym about a year later so he's come to accept something's going on!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 25, 2013, 10:39:35 PM
Another Earth. Slow moving but well made movie about another earth and duality etc... I liked it. Strange though.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on August 26, 2013, 11:03:28 PM
thats reminds me I once worked in part of an old mill in England, the building dated back to the early industrial revolution there were rumours of the ghost of an old man who hanged himself in the mill, I never believed it at all, as I tend not to believe in the supernatural.
.
One night I had to finish a job I was working on, the last person left about 7pm leaving me alone, it was winter so dark nights, everything was ok (well I had an uneasy feeling) until it was time to leave, I realized that I had to switch all the lights off near an office which was about 30 yards or so from the door to get out, so I had to walk the 30 yards in the dark......at this point I wasnt worried at all and I wasnt even thinking about ghosts BUT....
I can tell you that that 30 yards was the scariest Ive ever been in my life, I could feel the air totally change around me and a fear washed over me like a running shower......I swear if Id turned around I wouldve seen the old guy in his bib & brace overalls, my whole f***ing nervous system stood on end and its a wonder I didnt p*ss my pants the fear was so great.

I scurried the last 10 yards and once outside I was shaking like a leaf for a good hour.

I dont really believe in ghosts but whenever I think of that night in 1975 it still sends a chill down my spine.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 26, 2013, 11:56:30 PM
thats reminds me I once worked in part of an old mill in England, the building dated back to the early industrial revolution there were rumours of the ghost of an old man who hanged himself in the mill, I never believed it at all, as I tend not to believe in the supernatural.
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One night I had to finish a job I was working on, the last person left about 7pm leaving me alone, it was winter so dark nights, everything was ok (well I had an uneasy feeling) until it was time to leave, I realized that I had to switch all the lights off near an office which was about 30 yards or so from the door to get out, so I had to walk the 30 yards in the dark......at this point I wasnt worried at all and I wasnt even thinking about ghosts BUT....
I can tell you that that 30 yards was the scariest Ive ever been in my life, I could feel the air totally change around me and a fear washed over me like a running shower......I swear if Id turned around I wouldve seen the old guy in his bib & brace overalls, my whole f***ing nervous system stood on end and its a wonder I didnt p*ss my pants the fear was so great.

I scurried the last 10 yards and once outside I was shaking like a leaf for a good hour.

I dont really believe in ghosts but whenever I think of that night in 1975 it still sends a chill down my spine.
You probably would have! I don't believe in them as ghosts but use it as a general term. I believe after much reading, biblically they are called "familiar spirits" and it's not really them but imitators that know exactly who they are and are purposed to distract you from the spiritual truth of that Jesus has for us if we accept it. I always remember, it's a war out there!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 27, 2013, 12:15:35 AM
...my whole f***ing nervous system stood on end and its a wonder I didnt p*ss my pants the fear was so great.

No, just your Pontine Micturition Center (Barrington's Nucleus) mate.



;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on August 27, 2013, 12:33:55 AM
No, just your Pontine Micturition Center (Barrington's Nucleus) mate.



;)


yes doctor.....
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 27, 2013, 03:44:10 AM
No, just your Pontine Micturition Center (Barrington's Nucleus) mate.



;)
...and the cure?!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 27, 2013, 03:45:56 AM
...and the cure?!


Stay away from ghosts.    ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 27, 2013, 04:01:17 AM
 :angel:
Stay away from ghosts.    ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on August 27, 2013, 04:07:30 AM

I dont really believe in ghosts but whenever I think of that night in 1975 it still sends a chill down my spine.

I don't really either but I did have a couple of strange experiences after both my sister's and brother's deaths. The oddest thing was at my niece's college graduation, about 8 months after her dad died. We were sitting way up high in the gymnasium and I watched this one guy as he climbed up the steps. I was amazed at his resemblance to my brother but as he got closer I realized that he didn't look much like him at all. The next day I mentioned it to my kids and my son said that he saw him too and had the same experience. Normally he wouldn't be the type to give much credence to any such story. I'm sure it was just both of us feeling the loss on that special family day but still, it had me wondering if it's possible somehow for those we've lost to visit us like that.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 27, 2013, 10:45:09 AM
My first experience was in a old barn that had been converted to a gorgeous summer home that belonged to the parents of a friend of mine.
In 1977 we went up with our new .22's to do some shooting and when we went to bed that night something was walking down the hall and came in the room! It's footsteps sounded like loud gravel and he walked back and forth from one end of the room every so often all night long! It took me about 1/2 an hour to roll over on my side and cover up with the blanket! I opened my eyes as I could see the gray of dawn through my eyelids but didn't see anything. That was a very scary and long night. Sleep was impossible!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on August 28, 2013, 09:43:50 PM


Those are some goosebumps-inducing stories....I've never had any sort of supernatural experience, at least not that I'm aware of. 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2013, 03:17:43 AM

Those are some goosebumps-inducing stories 

Piloerection.  Cutis anserina.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 29, 2013, 11:05:17 AM

Those are some goosebumps-inducing stories....I've never had any sort of supernatural experience, at least not that I'm aware of.
Ive got some more but Im scaring myself! For some reason I find em'!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 29, 2013, 11:07:00 AM
Piloerection.  Cutis anserina.
If you ever see one alone and in the dark you won't get any erection! Not for a while anyway!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 06, 2013, 03:48:49 PM
Beasts Of The Southern Wild

I liked it a lot. The acting was fantastic and the little girl that starred as Hushpuppy got lots of awards for her performance. A some what difficult tale of the disappearance of Cajun free people for better of worse!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 07, 2013, 02:24:19 PM

I just saw Scenic Route. It was OK, but I was expecting something more; I'm not sure what, exactly.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 07, 2013, 03:45:35 PM
I just saw Scenic Route. It was OK, but I was expecting something more; I'm not sure what, exactly.
Was it like a Wrong Turn movie or something introspective? By the title it could go either way!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 07, 2013, 04:51:35 PM
Was it like a Wrong Turn movie or something introspective? By the title it could go either way!

It was supposed to be introspective -- two buddies stranded in the desert after their car breaks down on a remote desert highway -- but it failed somewhere. It was good, but it seems like it could have been better, like if it had delved more deeply into the characters' psyches. I guess I was expecting some major plot twist, but it never came.

I think Josh Duhamel is my new celebrity crush, though!  ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 07, 2013, 06:05:43 PM
It was supposed to be introspective -- two buddies stranded in the desert after their car breaks down on a remote desert highway -- but it failed somewhere. It was good, but it seems like it could have been better, like if it had delved more deeply into the characters' psyches. I guess I was expecting some major plot twist, but it never came.

I think Josh Duhamel is my new celebrity crush, though!  ;)
I'll put it in my Netflix. I'll see what all the fuss is about!  ;) back at ya!

Tonight is There be Dragons.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 07, 2013, 07:54:38 PM
I'll put it in my Netflix...
Tonight is There be Dragons.

Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 07, 2013, 09:06:24 PM
Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha!
Oh, Oh! Not that!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 07, 2013, 09:32:52 PM
Oh, Oh! Not that!


Can't you see all around you the dragon's breath?


Excalibur - Merlin's Magic Spell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4I_zbi3Sak#)




;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 07, 2013, 09:49:49 PM
Some spell that Merlin's Charm of Making, huh?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 07, 2013, 10:05:41 PM
Can't you see all around you the dragon's breath?


Excalibur - Merlin's Magic Spell ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4I_zbi3Sak#[/url])Is that what that was?! I thought it was the 3 Sam Adams beers I enjoyed this afternoon!




;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 07, 2013, 10:44:26 PM
Some spell that Merlin's Charm of Making, huh?
Very charming! He couldn't wait to take off his armor!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 08, 2013, 11:29:45 AM
I'll put it in my Netflix. I'll see what all the fuss is about!  ;) back at ya!

Tonight is There be Dragons.
This is a very good movie about different directions 2 friends go in The Spanish Civil War A serious movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 08, 2013, 09:25:48 PM


Just got back from "One Direction: This Is Us" with my elder daughter, who cajoled me into going (and paying!). I'm not sure WHAT I thought.  ???  I do know that I need a Beatles fix, though.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 08, 2013, 09:55:08 PM

Just got back from "One Direction: This Is Us" with my elder daughter, who cajoled me into going (and paying!). I'm not sure WHAT I thought.  ???  I do know that I need a Beatles fix, though.
Play Loud!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 09, 2013, 11:52:41 PM
Is that what that was?! I thought it was the 3 Sam Adams beers I enjoyed this afternoon!

 ha2ha



Of course I had to dissect out your response.   ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 09, 2013, 11:58:36 PM
Tonight is There be Dragons.


This is a very good movie about different directions 2 friends go in The Spanish Civil War A serious movie.


So it wasn't about dragons at all.  Merlin will be upset that you awakened him after 1,500 years of peaceful sleep...


Excalibur, The Land of Dreams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8mJwgPiarg#)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 10, 2013, 02:53:53 AM
So it wasn't about dragons at all.  Merlin will be upset that you awakened him after 1,500 years of peaceful sleep...


Excalibur, The Land of Dreams ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8mJwgPiarg#[/url])
Apologize for me! ZZZzzz!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 10, 2013, 03:13:10 AM
Apologize for me! ZZZzzz!

OK, Dave.  Let me put Merlin back to sleep...

Swefe nu!  Acene slæp. Acene slæp. Acene slæp.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 10, 2013, 03:38:40 AM
I just saw Scenic Route. It was OK, but I was expecting something more; I'm not sure what, exactly.


(http://schadendude.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/the_hitchhiker1.jpg)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 10, 2013, 01:24:04 PM
OK, Dave.  Let me put Merlin back to sleep...

Swefe nu!  Acene slæp. Acene slæp. Acene slæp.
We can thaw him out anytime we need him! I think that's how he lived so long!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 10, 2013, 09:34:11 PM
We can thaw him out anytime we need him!

We might need him soon!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 11, 2013, 02:49:52 AM
We might need him soon!
We need freezer bags to keep him fresh!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 11, 2013, 04:50:29 AM
We can thaw him out anytime we need him! I think that's how he lived so long!

So, like, in addition to being a wizard he's also a cryonics experiment? Far out!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 11, 2013, 11:23:43 AM
So, like, in addition to being a wizard he's also a cryonics experiment? Far out!
That's what the chrome dome is. A medieval thermostat!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 11, 2013, 02:07:55 PM
([url]http://schadendude.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/the_hitchhiker1.jpg[/url])


 ha2ha  Good one!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 11, 2013, 02:10:14 PM
Play Loud!

I will, and I'll make sure she's in the car (i.e., trapped)!

She claims to be a Beatles fan, a Who fan, and a One Direction fan. Reminds me of that old Sesame Street song "One of these things is not like the other..."   ;D

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 11, 2013, 02:12:34 PM
 ;D
I will, and I'll make sure she's in the car (i.e., trapped)!

She claims to be a Beatles fan, a Who fan, and a One Direction fan. Reminds me of that old Sesame Street song "One of these things is not like the other..."   ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 12, 2013, 04:47:01 AM
So, like, in addition to being a wizard he's also a cryonics experiment? Far out!


That's what the chrome dome is. A medieval thermostat!



Merlin was brilliant.  We could benefit from his presence today...


Excalibur - When a Man Lies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tch1CuMV9M#ws)

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 12, 2013, 12:05:22 PM

Merlin was brilliant.  We could benefit from his presence today...


Excalibur - When a Man Lies ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tch1CuMV9M#ws[/url])

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.
Defiantly the best acting of him so far! The ultimate performance.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Ovi on September 18, 2013, 11:16:28 PM
The Tree Of Life - terrible, a waste of time. I'm usually all for making my own interpretations (big Bob Dylan fan after all), but I need at least a f***in' plot to do so. I need something, not just random, unfinished scenes.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 18, 2013, 11:26:54 PM
Zero Dark 30. Good movie. Dragged for a bit but ended big.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 22, 2013, 01:42:32 AM
Islander- I liked this movie! The story of a Maine lobsterman who makes a big mistake and returns to his town after 5 years in prison and rebuilds his life.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 22, 2013, 06:03:58 AM
Islander- I liked this movie! The story of a Maine lobsterman who makes a big mistake and returns to his town after 5 years in prison and rebuilds his life.

I put that in my queue. It sounds like something we'd all enjoy here.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 22, 2013, 12:05:51 PM
I put that in my queue. It sounds like something we'd all enjoy here.
It's a great character study with the accents and the isolation minds set. I had friends who homesteaded on an island off the maine coast and they made it about 10 years but it was too rough. Ended in divorce, etc, etc... Tough life doing what they do!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on October 05, 2013, 02:55:51 AM
Song For Bobby Long

John Travolta
Scarlett Johansen

what a great film, set in Alabama , loved it, a film that makes you think.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 20, 2013, 01:08:43 AM
WWZ  Kept me on the edge of my seat! The wife doesn't like Zombie movies but she liked this one. it must have some merit!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 20, 2013, 03:50:33 PM
WWZ  Kept me on the edge of my seat! The wife doesn't like Zombie movies but she liked this one. it must have some merit!

I'm not big on zombie movies, either, but from all the positive reactions I've heard, including your post, I'll have to rent it.  :)

My girls and I saw Inisidious 2 last week. 'Way too convoluted for me. The first Insidious was far better IMO.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 20, 2013, 05:40:28 PM
I haven't seen Insidious! It just seems sooo... insidious!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 20, 2013, 07:45:24 PM

It was really good! I love scary movies, but it's so hard to find one that doesn't involve gore and gratuitous sex and nudity (especially gore). I'm not into watching
people being tortured; ugh.

You and your wife should give Insidious a try for Halloween   :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 20, 2013, 08:56:12 PM
It was really good! I love scary movies, but it's so hard to find one that doesn't involve gore and gratuitous sex and nudity (especially gore). I'm not into watching
people being tortured; ugh.

You and your wife should give Insidious a try for Halloween   :)
We'll take it under advisement.  :)
OK, it's on the list!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on October 21, 2013, 03:29:33 AM
I watched 2 Guns on the weekend. Very entertaining :) 

WWZ  Kept me on the edge of my seat! The wife doesn't like Zombie movies but she liked this one. it must have some merit!
I had nightmares because of that movie! Never again!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 21, 2013, 11:45:27 AM
 
I watched 2 Guns on the weekend. Very entertaining :) 
I had nightmares because of that movie! Never again!
;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on October 24, 2013, 12:27:19 AM
WWZ  Kept me on the edge of my seat! The wife doesn't like Zombie movies but she liked this one. it must have some merit!

I want to see this too. Soon.


Took my wife to see Gravity in 3D (her idea) the other night. I already knew what was going to happen as I read about it so I didnt want to be there. It was well acted by Clooney and Sandra and the special effects were pretty good. Sandra floating around in her underwear for half the movie wasnt bad either. Good film, but i'm not sure its the end all movie that everybody seems to be raving about.

Also finally watched Hunger Games on the computer. I liked it, but i'm easily entertained with movies like that. I'm anxious for the next one actually.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on October 25, 2013, 12:58:49 AM
...Sandra floating around in her underwear for half the movie wasnt bad either.
... So what's in it for me? :P
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 25, 2013, 02:51:28 AM
... So what's in it for me? :P
Maybe George Clooney (oops) is in his boxers! ha2ha
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on October 25, 2013, 07:58:35 PM
... So what's in it for me? :P

George Clooney in a space suit for half the flick. Sorry.  ha2ha
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on October 25, 2013, 09:00:29 PM

Finally caught the 'Kill Bill' duology. New respect for Uma.

 :P

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 28, 2013, 03:42:09 AM
Star Trek-Into Darkness. Movie was pretty good. I figured some of it out fairly quick and the special effects during the fight scenes later in the movie dropped it below the awesome space special effects during the 1st half of the movie. Just a touch below the usual Star Trek quality but all in all it was good and worth the watch!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on November 14, 2013, 04:07:41 AM
The great Gatsby. I liked the musical score. Reminded me of Moulin Rouge a bit with an older movie with a modern musical score. It was good!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on November 18, 2013, 02:09:27 AM
Mud - I liked it. Great acting from the two boys in the movie. A bit long but good.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on December 03, 2013, 05:35:46 AM
Noah, a short film that debuted at the Toronto International FIlm Festival, illustrates the flitting attention span and lack of true connection in digital culture more clearly than anything else in recent memory. (Warning: NSFW)

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3017108/you-need-to-see-this-17-minute-film-set-entirely-on-a-teens-computer-screen (http://www.fastcocreate.com/3017108/you-need-to-see-this-17-minute-film-set-entirely-on-a-teens-computer-screen)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on December 03, 2013, 12:37:29 PM
Cloud Atlas - Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Really interesting cool movie with 6 stories interwoven to past, present and future!
I really liked it but I must admit I would need to watch it at least again to maybe put it all together. It's great for those who like unique puzzle like movies that give you a mental work out!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on December 06, 2013, 09:42:03 PM

1953 Titanic, one of my favorites. Clifton Webb is so great in it; I wanted to throttle his character. I've been watching it while editing some tables <yawn>. Just found the trailer on YouTube:

Titanic (1953) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0TxAyqApRk#)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 07, 2013, 05:31:52 AM
^

That might be one of the first disaster movies featuring a multi-star cast.  Yes, Clifton Webb was his usual proper self, just like he was in Stars And Stripes Forever.  And he was joined again by a very young Robert Wagner early in his career.

Great flick!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on December 07, 2013, 12:12:56 PM
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.  Not great but sort of entertaining.  At least it was only 90 minutes.  I didn't understand why Gemma Arterton did an American accent instead of Jeremy Renner who played her brother doing a British accent since everyone else was European. 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on December 07, 2013, 11:21:36 PM
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.  Not great but sort of entertaining.  At least it was only 90 minutes.  I didn't understand why Gemma Arterton did an American accent instead of Jeremy Renner who played her brother doing a British accent since everyone else was European. 
That's a hilarious comment! I'll watch it just for that!  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on December 08, 2013, 03:28:05 AM
And he was joined again by a very young Robert Wagner early in his career.

Not to mention (since the marathon is on the horizon) Twilight Zone alumni Richard Basehart and Audrey Dalton!

You know, I don't think I ever would have recognized Robert Wagner, but there's no mistaking that voice. 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on December 08, 2013, 03:41:49 AM
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A nice movie about a group of British retiree's who go to India for the lower cost of living but struggle to adapt! Nice movie with big stars!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 08, 2013, 04:02:42 AM
Not to mention (since the marathon is on the horizon) Twilight Zone alumni Richard Basehart and Audrey Dalton!

You know, I don't think I ever would have recognized Robert Wagner, but there's no mistaking that voice. 


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MGerFVJ3jBg/ThS18CxDzBI/AAAAAAAABH0/GN6QvWdY4-A/s1600/StarsandStripes.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YQGikyUIZeE/ThSzhpcuWOI/AAAAAAAABHE/iNWsWHr24ZY/s400/StarsStripesFoursome.jpg)




(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6mvhTaIlE5o/TjzmIv_KgII/AAAAAAAAGyw/6g_qRVuRvX4/s1600/titanic3.jpg)

(http://www.nationalenquirer.com/sites/nationalenquirer.com/files/imagecache/node_page_image/article_images/wagner_story_a.jpg)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 08, 2013, 04:32:15 AM
I'll have to look for Audrey Dalton in the Twilight Zone.  ;)

She was cute, but really stuck up in the beginning of Titanic...

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Bb-4hOT65OQ/TBaCqYv_LtI/AAAAAAAAAK8/4ZmwvCqUz_U/s400/t1953n4.JPG)



But was a whole lot better later on...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UR7Gr2LMLF8/T4r29lt0JtI/AAAAAAAAF6A/PjPSb62FBAQ/s1600/9.JPG)




Thanks to Robert Wagner...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4E0LJpcc7S8/T4r219kVxMI/AAAAAAAAF54/KZ_LTYZekX8/s1600/8.JPG)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 08, 2013, 04:34:13 AM
Clifton Webb was simply outstanding...

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Or42LpG0kgs/T4r4jtFPiuI/AAAAAAAAF7A/0lrghRh8Khg/s1600/26.JPG)


I like this film version of Titanic best too, Kathy.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on December 08, 2013, 01:35:13 PM
Clifton Webb was simply outstanding ... I like this film version of Titanic best too, Kathy.


I'm glad to hear that; it's my favorite version, too. I remember back when I bought the DVD, I insulted because the clerk asked me whether I knew it wasn't James Cameron's movie. I was hard put to civilly tell her that yes, I was aware this was the 1953 version and not the 1997 one. (I mean, really! Did I look particularly obtuse?).

Those are great stills from the movie, HG.   :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on December 08, 2013, 05:20:26 PM
1953 Titanic, one of my favorites. Clifton Webb is so great in it; I wanted to throttle his character. I've been watching it while editing some tables <yawn>. Just found the trailer on YouTube:

That looks good Kathy. I wasn't aware of this movie but I'm very intrigued by "No court in the world, no power in the Heaven can force me to give up my son." "He is not your son." And Robert Wagner doesn't hurt, either.  ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 09, 2013, 02:20:26 AM
That looks good Kathy. I wasn't aware of this movie but I'm very intrigued by "No court in the world, no power in the Heaven can force me to give up my son." "He is not your son." And Robert Wagner doesn't hurt, either.  ;)

20th Century Fox sure knew how to make a good trailer!

There were also 1912 and 1943 German propaganda film versions.  Better known is the 1958 British movie A Night To Remember based on Walter Lord's novel.  This was preceded by a British TV drama version by the same name.  Both are excellent.

The 1997 version was computerized crap, in my opinion.  But a lot of people went to see it, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on December 09, 2013, 02:38:48 AM
When we went to see the Cameron one we were waiting in line for the earlier movie to finish getting out. My wife, Nancy's son Andrew and his date were leaving in the previous crowd and when he saw us waiting he shouts out " Hey mom!". "He dies in the end!" Well, 200 people in line went Ohhhh! all at the same time and Nancy was beside herself saying, "I don't believe it!". I'm going to kill him!" I'm going to kill him!" She was mad at him for weeks! He thought it was funny! It is now. Lol!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on December 09, 2013, 04:16:53 PM
20th Century Fox sure knew how to make a good trailer!

There were also 1912 and 1943 German propaganda film versions.  Better known is the 1958 British movie A Night To Remember based on Walter Lord's novel.  This was preceded by a British TV drama version by the same name.  Both are excellent.

The 1997 version was computerized crap, in my opinion.  But a lot of people went to see it, that's for sure.

Agreed on the 1997 version, although I liked the relatively good job they did of finding actors who physically resembled the nonfiction characters. Also, it was nice to see the interiors depicted in color, and in so much detail.

I've heard of the German propaganda films but haven't seen either of them.

I feel safe saying this because I'm on a Beatles forum: This is practically sacrilege in Titanic-dom, but -- I never liked the movie "A Night to Remember." It bored me stiff. (The book, on the other hand, is fantastic.)

I haven't bothered to watch the 1996 TV version, with George C. Scott, either, because I've heard nothing but bad things about it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on December 09, 2013, 04:21:47 PM
When we went to see the Cameron one we were waiting in line for the earlier movie to finish getting out. My wife, Nancy's son Andrew and his date were leaving in the previous crowd and when he saw us waiting he shouts out " Hey mom!". "He dies in the end!" Well, 200 people in line went Ohhhh! all at the same time and Nancy was beside herself saying, "I don't believe it!". I'm going to kill him!" I'm going to kill him!" She was mad at him for weeks! He thought it was funny! It is now. Lol!

That is funny, Dave! It always cracked me up how Rose pushes Jack off that piece of driftwood while saying "I'll never let go." That always struck me as morbidly ironic.  ;)

Quote
That looks good Kathy. I wasn't aware of this movie but I'm very intrigued by "No court in the world, no power in the Heaven can force me to give up my son." "He is not your son." And Robert Wagner doesn't hurt, either.  ;)

You should see if it's on Netflix (or at your library) Kelley. It really is a good movie -- not the most historically accurate, but the fictitious storyline and characters are 'way better than any of the other Titanic movies, in my opinion.

On a Beatles-related note, the actor who played Chief Officer Wilde in the 1997 movie was up for the role of Mark David Chapman in "Chapter 27," but ironically his  name is  in fact Mark Chapman, and Yoko nixed it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 10, 2013, 01:02:02 AM
I feel safe saying this because I'm on a Beatles forum: This is practically sacrilege in Titanic-dom, but -- I never liked the movie "A Night to Remember." It bored me stiff. (The book, on the other hand, is fantastic.)


See, Kathy, now I liked A Night To Remember.  It was an accurate depiction of what really happened with minimal fictitious storyline drama.  I guess that could make it boring to some but at least we have a few motion pictures which, in total, would appeal to everyone.

Now if looks could kill, the expression on First Officer William Murdoch's (Richard Leech) face when J. Bruce Ismay (the chairman and managing director of the White Star Line played by Frank Lawton) jumps onto a lifeboat while women and children were still being loaded, speaks volumes.  He pauses and says "Right.  Lower away."



(http://i42.tinypic.com/301g752.jpg)


(http://i40.tinypic.com/zsp9og.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 10, 2013, 01:33:16 AM
I'm very intrigued by "No court in the world, no power in the Heaven can force me to give up my son." "He is not your son."

You'll have to see the movie to find out what that was all about, Kelley.  As I said, 20th Century Fox knew how to make a trailer.  I'm sure that bit of dialogue between Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck brought in tons of moviegoers.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on December 10, 2013, 04:03:28 AM
See, Kathy, now I liked A Night To Remember.  It was an accurate depiction of what really happened with minimal fictitious storyline drama.  I guess that could make it boring to some but at least we have a few motion pictures which, in total, would appeal to everyone.

I guess my ideal Titanic movie would be a cross between ANTR and Cameron's movie: the former for its focus on the true story and the second for the interiors and (what I perceive as) the best true-to-life nonfiction characters. The characters in ANTR just didn't seem to me to nail the actual nonfiction characters as well as the ones in Cameron's movie. For example, in the latter the guy who played Quartermaster Hitchens, and Victor Garber as Thomas Andrews, were both just perfect, I thought. Garber's uncanny resemblance to Andrews helped, of course.

Now if looks could kill, the expression on First Officer William Murdoch's (Richard Leech) face when J. Bruce Ismay (the chairman and managing director of the White Star Line played by Frank Lawton) jumps onto a lifeboat while women and children were still being loaded, speaks volumes.  He pauses and says "Right.  Lower away."

I'll have to watch ANTR again. I have it only on video, not DVD, so I can't put it on here in the room where I work, although that still you posted showed the look pretty well. Ouch!

What'd you think of Murdoch's (as played by Ewan Stewart) look when Ismay gets in the lifeboat in the 1997 film? I thought that softer, but still good. (The remainder of the depiction of Murdoch from that point on in that movie went straight downhill...)







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Post by: Normandie on December 10, 2013, 04:05:23 AM
It always cracked me up how Rose pushes Jack off that piece of driftwood while saying "I'll never let go." That always struck me as morbidly ironic. 

Just to clarify (sinful pride kicking in!), I do understand the character was speaking metaphorically.   ;)
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 10, 2013, 04:53:01 AM
I guess my ideal Titanic movie would be a cross between ANTR and Cameron's movie: the former for its focus on the true story and the second for the interiors and (what I perceive as) the best true-to-life nonfiction characters. The characters in ANTR just didn't seem to me to nail the actual nonfiction characters as well as the ones in Cameron's movie. For example, in the latter the guy who played Quartermaster Hitchens, and Victor Garber as Thomas Andrews, were both just perfect, I thought. Garber's uncanny resemblance to Andrews helped, of course.

I'll have to watch ANTR again. I have it only on video, not DVD, so I can't put it on here in the room where I work, although that still you posted showed the look pretty well. Ouch!

What'd you think of Murdoch's (as played by Ewan Stewart) look when Ismay gets in the lifeboat in the 1997 film? I thought that softer, but still good. (The remainder of the depiction of Murdoch from that point on in that movie went straight downhill...)









Kathy, I read A Night To Remember when I was 14.  I didn't see either Titanic (1953) or A Night To Remember until a few years later.  I liked them both but, being the male of the species, I thought the Clifton Webb-Barbara Stanwyck-Robert Wagner-Audrey Dalton melodrama bogged it down a bit in the middle of the motion picture.  It was a bit soap-operaish for me.  I grew to like Clifton Webb at the end, the remarkable actor he is!  And Harper Carter, who played Norman, acted well too.  Norman wanted so terribly to be a man.  He became a man on that voyage.

I liked the very British A Night To Remember because it portrayed the men on the ship the way they were described by the survivors that Walter Lord interviewed.  The officers and men showed bravery in getting the women and children into the lifeboats, knowing what their own fates would be.  There was a bit of family melodrama thrown in but just enough for my liking.  I'd like to believe that this is the way it happened that night. 

But because of the acting of that foursome I mentioned, Titanic (1953) wins as my favorite Titanic movie.

I think First Officer Murdoch was portrayed the way I believe he really was in A Night To Remember.  I only saw the 1997 movie once when it was shown on cable TV for the first time.  I really don't remember too much about it except for the obvious computer animation and awful music.  But again, I'm the male of the species.  ;)
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 10, 2013, 05:08:31 AM
It always cracked me up how Rose pushes Jack off that piece of driftwood while saying "I'll never let go." That always struck me as morbidly ironic.  ;)

Dumb scene.  They could have both survived if they took turns on the driftwood.
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Post by: Normandie on December 10, 2013, 08:14:43 PM

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree, Barry.  :)  I thought the portrayal in the 1997 movie of the nonfiction characters (except for fictitious elements of the officers -- specifically, Murdoch accepting a bribe and committing suicide, Lightoller pulling a gun on passengers, and Lowe's timidity) was superior to all other versions.

The Webb/Stanwyck version is still my favorite, so glad we agree on that.  :) 
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 11, 2013, 05:00:13 AM
I thought the portrayal in the 1997 movie of the nonfiction characters (except for fictitious elements of the officers -- specifically, Murdoch accepting a bribe and committing suicide, Lightoller pulling a gun on passengers, and Lowe's timidity) was superior to all other versions. 


Kathy, what sources did Cameron use for portraying Murdoch's behavior in his movie?  I know that not too long after the movie was released, the studio issued an apology for misrepresenting Murdoch's actions in the motion picture.

Also, as a result of the studio's fabrications, the full 1912 US and British inquiries were made public in 1999:  http://www.titanicinquiry.org/ (http://www.titanicinquiry.org/)

Witnesses commended Murdoch's actions in trying to maneuver the Titanic around the iceberg and for his role in saving passengers by directing them into the lifeboats.  He was seen trying to unsuccessfully board one of the last collapsible lifeboats to leave the ship and floating dead in the water.

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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 11, 2013, 06:25:27 AM
The Herald  Scotland

Titanic Hero Once More

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/titanic-hero-once-more-1.347781 (http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/titanic-hero-once-more-1.347781)
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Post by: In My Life on December 11, 2013, 07:46:03 AM
The 1997 version was computerized crap, in my opinion.  But a lot of people went to see it, that's for sure.

I bought the VHS tapes, watched it, bawled for about an hour and then never watched it again. But I have difficulty taking the time to watch even short movies once. But I definitely do want to watch and see how Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck turned out!
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Post by: Normandie on December 11, 2013, 11:07:51 PM
Kathy, what sources did Cameron use for portraying Murdoch's behavior in his movie? I know that not too long after the movie was released, the studio issued an apology for misrepresenting Murdoch's actions in the motion picture.


I'm not sure which sources Cameron used for Murdoch's character; that's a good question. The topic of his or another officer's alleged suicide has always been an extremely heated topic. I definitely think the moviemakers owed his descendants an apology for depicting him as taking a bribe and of actually committing suicide in the film. That was a bit much, I thought. They also presented his hometown of Dalbeattie with a plaque honoring him.

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Also, as a result of the studio's fabrications, the full 1912 US and British inquiries were made public in 1999:  [url]http://www.titanicinquiry.org/[/url] ([url]http://www.titanicinquiry.org/[/url])


The inquiries were excerpted in a (nonfiction) fascinating, and truly funny book by Wyn Craig Wade, The Titanic: End of a Dream.  I couldn't put it down. I think it's out of print now, though.
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Post by: Normandie on December 11, 2013, 11:14:48 PM
Witnesses commended Murdoch's actions in trying to maneuver the Titanic around the iceberg and for his role in saving passengers by directing them into the lifeboats.  He was seen trying to unsuccessfully board one of the last collapsible lifeboats to leave the ship and floating dead in the water.

Where did you read that? I believe he was last seeing trying to help unlash Collapsible B from its inverted storage spot on the deck. As far as I know, no officer except Lowe attempted to board a boat, and that's because he was ordered to by a senior officer. I don't believe Murdoch's body was ever seen, or recovered.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 12, 2013, 05:19:26 AM
Where did you read that? I believe he was last seeing trying to help unlash Collapsible B from its inverted storage spot on the deck. As far as I know, no officer except Lowe attempted to board a boat, and that's because he was ordered to by a senior officer. I don't believe Murdoch's body was ever seen, or recovered.

My error, Kathy.  He did not attempt to board a collapsible lifeboat but only helped unlash one of them.  Check Wireless Operator Bride's statements.  Bride saw him in the water holding onto a broken deck chair near Collapsible B.  He was already dead.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 12, 2013, 05:50:03 AM
Kathy, this genre of motion pictures dealing with terrible tragedies are always embellished with some type of drama provided by "would be witnesses."

Robert Williams Daniel, 1st Class passenger   New York Times April 20, 2012:  "Mr. Daniel said that he was positive the first officer of the Titanic committed suicide by sending a bullet in his brain before the ship foundered.  “I know it,” he declared.  “I was not more than ten feet away.  I do not believe the stories that Capt. Smith ended his life.  He stuck to his post to the last.  He was a brave man."

What stories of Captain Smith commiting suicide?

Perhaps this was one of Cameron's sources, who knows?!  This reminds me of "back and to the left...back and to the left...back and to the left."  But that was a different movie.  ;)

 
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 12, 2013, 06:09:41 AM
So that's why I like A Night To Remember.  Sure, it was rather cut and dry but it stuck to Walter Lord's research for his novel.  As I said, I'd like to believe that this is the way it happened.  Human beings in the face of disaster and death can behave this way.  As evidence of this is the band continuing to play as the Titanic sank.  How brave these officers and people were!

But for acting, I like the 1953 version of Titanic.  I ordinarily do not like soap opera melodrama but the acting of Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner and Audrey Dalton was superb.  It certainly enhanced the motion picture and taught valuable lessons.  I won't say any more about that storyline as Kelley has yet to see the movie.
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Post by: Normandie on December 12, 2013, 12:05:22 PM
Kathy, this genre of motion pictures dealing with terrible tragedies are always embellished with some type of drama provided by "would be witnesses."

Robert Williams Daniel, 1st Class passenger   New York Times April 20, 2012:  "Mr. Daniel said that he was positive the first officer of the Titanic committed suicide by sending a bullet in his brain before the ship foundered.  “I know it,” he declared.  “I was not more than ten feet away.  I do not believe the stories that Capt. Smith ended his life.  He stuck to his post to the last.  He was a brave man."

The problem with the witness statements is that there were a lot (dozens) that flatly contradicted each other. I don't have the time to dig out any examples, but there were several directly conflicting reports on whether and which officer committed suicide, the actions of Captain Smith, whether the steerage passengers were blocked from reaching the upper decks, the last song that was played on deck -- even whether the ship broke in half before it sank, although we now know it did. Some survivors insisted it broke in half; others insisted with equal fervency that it did not. Lord's book is excellent but is not considered the last word on the subject. 
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Post by: Normandie on December 12, 2013, 12:10:11 PM
But for acting, I like the 1953 version of Titanic.  I ordinarily do not like soap opera melodrama but the acting of Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner and Audrey Dalton was superb.  It certainly enhanced the motion picture and taught valuable lessons.  I won't say any more about that storyline as Kelley has yet to see the movie.

It's still my favorite, too, and the fictitious plot did teach valuable lessons (as opposed to the 1997 fictitious plot, which brings the word dreck to mind).
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 12, 2013, 11:13:18 PM
The problem with the witness statements is that there were a lot (dozens) that flatly contradicted each other. I don't have the time to dig out any examples, but there were several directly conflicting reports on whether and which officer committed suicide, the actions of Captain Smith, whether the steerage passengers were blocked from reaching the upper decks, the last song that was played on deck -- even whether the ship broke in half before it sank, although we now know it did. Some survivors insisted it broke in half; others insisted with equal fervency that it did not. Lord's book is excellent but is not considered the last word on the subject. 

I agree, Kathy.  There were several contradictory statements given at the inquest.  There's the complete inquiry posted for anyone so inclined to peruse.  But as I said, I would like to believe it happened as portrayed in A Night To Remember.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 12, 2013, 11:16:42 PM
It's still my favorite, too, and the fictitious plot did teach valuable lessons (as opposed to the 1997 fictitious plot, which brings the word dreck to mind).


Right.  Even worse.  Loose, runny dreck!
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Post by: Dcazz on December 13, 2013, 03:13:46 PM
Friday the 13th series on! Such a senseless waste of good looking young people!
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Post by: Normandie on December 13, 2013, 06:41:12 PM
Friday the 13th series on! Such a senseless waste of good looking young people!

Ah, darn, I saw your post too late, Dcazz. My son is home sick again today, and he loves shows like that, that don't get too scary (but are usually goofy): He likes the Goosebumps shows, The Haunting Hour (which is actually 30 minutes long, LOL), Deadtime Stories -- and, of course, Twilight Zone (the best of them all!).

I just checked, and we must have missed it.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 14, 2013, 06:25:20 AM
I always get the Friday The 13th and Halloween movies confused.  One thing for sure, lots of teens get wasted in these movies.
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Post by: Normandie on December 14, 2013, 05:03:24 PM
Friday the 13th series on! Such a senseless waste of good looking young people!

I misinterpreted your post, Dcazz; I thought you were referring to the TV series of the late 1980s.  :)

Now that I think about it further, where was my head yesterday? You posted in the "movies" thread, and of course nobody in the TV series got killed, I don't think. I must have had a serious brain cramp.
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Post by: Dcazz on December 15, 2013, 12:22:34 AM
It's OK. I can only watch so much mayhem as such and didn't finish the movie! They were big in their time
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Post by: Normandie on December 17, 2013, 11:42:14 PM
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A nice movie about a group of British retiree's who go to India for the lower cost of living but struggle to adapt! Nice movie with big stars!

I meant to post this earlier, Dave -- that sounds like a good movie. I'll have to look for it.
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Post by: Dcazz on December 18, 2013, 03:42:52 AM
I meant to post this earlier, Dave -- that sounds like a good movie. I'll have to look for it.
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Post by: Dcazz on December 18, 2013, 03:45:45 AM

I think you'd like it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on December 19, 2013, 08:32:57 AM
Watched The Hobbit. It was certainly better than the first one and Cumberbatch does an awesome job as a dragon. Worth a watch
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on December 19, 2013, 01:31:10 PM
Watched The Hobbit. It was certainly better than the first one and Cumberbatch does an awesome job as a dragon. Worth a watch
I've been waiting for this one :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on December 21, 2013, 04:26:02 PM
I got "Good Ole' Frieda from Netflix!
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Post by: In My Life on December 21, 2013, 06:26:28 PM
I got "Good Ole' Frieda from Netflix!

What did you think Dave?
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Post by: Dcazz on December 22, 2013, 01:22:01 AM
What did you think Dave?
It was really quite touching. You can tell she really was a whole, giving person. I thought that she became so close to their families was very nice. Loyalty doesn't come along like that every day! I liked the movie and her very much!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 22, 2013, 01:36:05 AM
Here's one you would enjoy, Kathy...


(http://i44.tinypic.com/250umfk.jpg)


It's a 1964 TV movie written by Rod Serling and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.  It was a modernized A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation between nations broadcast at the height of the 1960s nuclear scare.  It was on Turner Classic Movies the other day.  Maybe they'll have it on again next week.

But if TCM won't be repeating it, here it is on YouTube...


Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2uWvY0dweQ#)

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Post by: Normandie on December 23, 2013, 02:30:15 AM

Very cool, HG; thanks! I will check it out.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 23, 2013, 03:37:26 AM
Great cast too:  Sterling Hayden, Peter Sellers, Robert Shaw, Eva Marie Saint, Richard Harris, Ben Gazzara, Steve Lawrence, Pat Hingle, Barbara Ann Teer, James Shigeta and Britt Ekland. 

Peter Fonda's scenes playing Daniel Grudge's (Sterling Hayden) 22-year-old son Marley, killed in action during Christmas Eve of 1944, were deleted in the final weeks of production. 

Daniel Grudge is the 1964 version of Ebenezer Scrooge, played beautifully by Sterling Hayden.  Steve Lawrence played The Ghost of Christmas Past, Pat Hingle played The Ghost of Christmas Present, and Robert Shaw played The Ghost of Christmas Future.

Henry Mancini wrote the theme music.
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Post by: Klang on December 23, 2013, 05:52:46 AM

I have a copy of this and watched it last year. Very difficult to find. I think it was captured from a TCM telecast.

Quite special, and should be made widely available.

 :)

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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 23, 2013, 06:33:33 AM
TCM telecast it last year at this time.  It was the first time it appeared on television since it originally aired on December 28, 1964.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on December 23, 2013, 07:07:55 AM

The wife downloaded it from somewhere. I'll look into it.

 :)

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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on December 26, 2013, 10:55:17 AM
The secret life of Walter Mitty. I do not see the point of it? Not sure if it supposed to have a plot either.... Seems like Ben Stiler just really wanted to make a film in Iceland.... Don't watch it
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Post by: Klang on December 26, 2013, 12:00:49 PM
The original with Danny Kaye was very good. Too bad that classics get messed up as remakes. Iceland? Why? Ben Stiller? Yipes!

 :o

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Post by: Normandie on December 26, 2013, 03:56:10 PM
The original with Danny Kaye was very good. Too bad that classics get messed up as remakes. Iceland? Why? Ben Stiller? Yipes!

 :o

I don't understand Hollywood's obsession with remakes and sequels. They almost always suck.  roll:)
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Post by: Dcazz on December 26, 2013, 05:56:09 PM
I think Hollywood ran out of original ideas a long time ago!
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Post by: In My Life on December 26, 2013, 07:38:08 PM
I think Hollywood ran out of original ideas a long time ago!

Bingo!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 27, 2013, 03:24:10 AM
James Thurber.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 28, 2013, 12:28:18 AM
The secret life of Walter Mitty Trailer 1947 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xw1iyQEGAI#)
1947

Topakita...Topakita...Topakita...Topakita...




(http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Kaye,%20Danny/Annex/Annex%20-%20Kaye,%20Danny%20(Secret%20Life%20of%20Walter%20Mitty,%20The)_01.jpg)





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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on December 30, 2013, 07:00:07 AM
It was really quite touching. You can tell she really was a whole, giving person. I thought that she became so close to their families was very nice. Loyalty doesn't come along like that every day! I liked the movie and her very much!
I agree! Just watched Good Ol' Frida this morning. I actually wonder if her Beatles Weekly publications are attainable? A remarkable person indeed. And a very good film
 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on December 31, 2013, 10:39:49 PM
I watched The Shawshank Redemption last night. I was probably one of the few people who had not seen it. What a great movie! It's hard to believe that it didn't do very well at the box office. I loved the way Tim Robbins' character Andy Dufrense explained his ability to enjoy music, even when he was in solitary confinement: "That's the beauty of music. They can't get that from you... Haven't you ever felt that way about music?" I feel the same way, like it's always with me no matter what I'm doing.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on January 06, 2014, 05:21:35 AM
http://www.putlocker.com/file/199B2E4044A13B73# (http://www.putlocker.com/file/199B2E4044A13B73#)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on January 14, 2014, 10:10:16 PM
Just watched 'Phil Spector'

Al Pacino (as Spector)
Helen Mirren

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1745862/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1745862/)

I enjoyed it, plenty of Beatle references, Pacino does a great job as Spector

Storyline

Record producer Phil Spector hires Bruce Cutler to defend him when he's accused of murder. Cutler persuades Linda Kenney Baden to advise him. While the prosecution's story is contradicted by facts in the case, there is convincing circumstantial evidence against Spector, not the least of which is his appearance. As Baden gradually takes over the defense, even as she is ill with pneumonia, she must find a way to introduce ballistic evidence in a dramatic enough fashion to plant doubt in the jury's mind. Calling Specter to testify may be the only way to stage the evidence. She coaches him and rehearses him: can he (and she) pull it off?


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on January 15, 2014, 01:49:11 AM
Just watched 'Phil Spector'

Al Pacino (as Spector)
Helen Mirren

Oh, I didn't realized this had been released! Will have to track it down.

..........Calling Specter to testify may be the only way to stage the evidence. She coaches him and rehearses him: can he (and she) pull it off?

Well, I guess we all know how it eventually ended up. 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 19, 2014, 01:41:30 AM
The Lincoln Lawyer.  Thumbs up! Taunt, fast paced courtroom crime drama at it's best.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 19, 2014, 02:23:11 AM
Cléo de 5 à 7


scene from cleo de 5 a 7 agnes varda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtwU7VJqjkE#)

Un 1962 film de Agnès Varda avec Corinne Marchand.  Cléo, une belle chanteuse, attend les résultats d'une analyse médicale.  Le portrait de la femme est touchant, métaphorique et existentiel.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 19, 2014, 08:06:48 PM
The Lincoln Lawyer.  Thumbs up! Taunt, fast paced courtroom crime drama at it's best.
Really? I heard that it is sooo long and drags on (which is the reason I didn't go see it)
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Post by: Dcazz on January 19, 2014, 11:34:22 PM
It was a bit long and a couple of times I thought I figured it out but didn't which is a good thing. If I have a criticism it's that the ultimate outcome was a bit of an aside to the whole thing till the end but was still good!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on January 22, 2014, 02:08:44 AM
The Place Beyond The Pines

Is it me? I'm thinking it has to be at this point. Every review i've read of this movie is positive and people loved it, even going as far as Oscar talks. I thought it was absolutely dreadful. It was so boring, it took me three different days to watch it.


***SPOILERS***

Poor motorcycle daredevil finds out he has a son with a woman he banged while on the road. Quits Carnival and starts robbing banks to support the kid. He screws up and ends up getting killed by a cop. In the midst of the encounter, the cop gets shot too, but lives. Upon recovery, some of his fellow cops come by the house and take him out for some celebration. They make a visit to the lady and sons house of the guy the one cop shot. They find some of the stashed money and take it. Well, the cop that was shot feels bad later on and blackmails the department into making him a district attorney and in turn, he rats on the other cops. 15 years later the cops troubled son comes to live with him. Goes to school and becomes friends with another kid. They get into trouble with drugs and so forth. The other kid turns out ot be the motorcycle daredevils kid. He finds out that his buddy is the cops son and all hell breaks loose. The cop is kidnapped by the kid by gunpoint and taken to the woods. He cries and aplogizes. Kid feels bad, steals the dudes wallet and lets him live. Kid finds a picture of the motocycle daredevil, the girl and himself when he was a baby tucked in the cops wallet. Cop was a crook but did feel bad about killing the guy. Kid runs away, buys a motorcycle off of some farmer and rides off into the sunset.

What was the point of all this? Were we supposed to feel bad for the cop who lied and stole his way into a successful job? Were we supposed to feel bad for the kid because his bum and crook of a dad was killed when he was a baby? Hell, he was brought up in a stable home. His mother was shacked up with a decent man. Are we to believe that there was no consequences for the kid after he held the district attorney at gunpoint and almost murdered him (he also beat the cops son up with the gun)? The final straw was when the kid gave the guy cash for the motorcycle and just rode off with no title, paperwork, or anything.

Horrible 










Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on January 22, 2014, 02:17:21 AM
Silver Linings Playbook


Really good :)
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Post by: ibanez_ax on January 22, 2014, 11:21:16 AM
Riddick. Vin Diesel action/sci-fi vehicle.  It was ok and free as I had a pay per view certificate from Dish Network.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on January 22, 2014, 11:33:07 AM
Silver Linings Playbook

Really good :)

My fave from that year. I think I've grown a serious crush on Jennifer Lawrence. She even made the 'Hunger Games' sequel bearable.

 :P
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on January 23, 2014, 12:59:03 AM
Just watch Back Beat again

Its pretty good imo although it portrays John as too angry too much of the time, like a coiled up spring

The music is great, there all covers The Beatles did in those days, re recorded by a mixture of musicians, its very enegetic and upbeat stuff, would loved to have been on the Kaiser Keller ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Pilzkopf on February 22, 2014, 05:08:10 PM
I`ve seen Anna Karenina - the new American film with Keira Knightley and Jude Law. It is made as a theatre production with a few scenes outdoors. I enjoyed it very much! I believe that this theatrical version is very successful and helps to avoid cheap imitation of the Russian reality of that time, which is likely to be viewed by a Russian audience with a condescending smile. No such thing this time. All is very professional, the actors are perfect, especially Jude as Karenin, Keira is quite good, though a bit hysterical. The only minus is our dear Aaron Taylor-Johnson who played John Lennon in the movie Nowhere Boy, where I loved his acting. However in Anna Karenina he looked too young for Vronsky, too sweet and with very rosy cheeks like a baby. For Russians it is rather funny to see such a Vronsky. )))

Small correction: it's a British production, not American. I didn't like it much, but what can you expect from a 2-hour adaptation of an 800-page book? The one that stands the test of time for me is the 9-hour 1977 BBC television series, with Nicola Pagett as Anna and Stuart Wilson as Vronsky. That's a keeper, if you can find it at a reasonable price.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on February 23, 2014, 02:27:08 AM
The Host - Long drawn out alien movie with good special effects but interesting!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on February 23, 2014, 10:21:31 PM
Small correction: it's a British production, not American. I didn't like it much, but what can you expect from a 2-hour adaptation of an 800-page book? The one that stands the test of time for me is the 9-hour 1977 BBC television series, with Nicola Pagett as Anna and Stuart Wilson as Vronsky. That's a keeper, if you can find it at a reasonable price.

I gave up on this after an hour, total crap.

another one I gave up on was The Impossible - a film about the Asian tsunami in 04 (I think), Ewan McGregor, very very boring film with the thinnest of story lines, talk about cashing in !!  Hollywood at its worst.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on February 24, 2014, 02:46:42 PM


The 2013 remake of Carrie. Blech. The original was 'way better.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mairi on March 02, 2014, 04:22:08 AM
American Hustle. Fun and fast paced, but a bit of a Scorsese wannabe.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on March 02, 2014, 08:01:23 PM
The Colony. Started out good! A post apocalyptic frozen world where a few people survive in underground outposts. Started out good until the roaring digitally enhanced cannibal gangs that use one word sentences came on the scene and it turned into the usual blood, guts and mayhem!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on March 03, 2014, 08:20:43 AM
I gave up on this after an hour, total crap.

another one I gave up on was The Impossible - a film about the Asian tsunami in 04 (I think), Ewan McGregor, very very boring film with the thinnest of story lines, talk about cashing in !!  Hollywood at its worst.

I saw the shorts for this one. It seemed they gave away the ending. Unless there was a twist.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on March 03, 2014, 03:22:30 PM
The Colony. Started out good! A post apocalyptic frozen world where a few people survive in underground outposts. Started out good until the roaring digitally enhanced cannibal gangs that use one word sentences came on the scene and it turned into the usual blood, guts and mayhem!

I've been so close to renting that one a couple of times, but I hate blood and guts. Thanks for posting that, Dave; now I'll know to avoid it.  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on March 03, 2014, 10:01:08 PM
Identity Thief

Quite good I thought, made me laugh anyway, great 'family' film  ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on March 09, 2014, 02:22:01 AM
Jane Mansfield's Car - Really offbeat generational about families dealing with situations and each other. Robert Duval, Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Bacon. I liked it, different though!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on March 10, 2014, 11:18:46 AM
Broken Flowers

Bill Murray

I enjoyed it but the ending didn't make any sense
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on March 16, 2014, 06:11:49 PM
2013 Bonnie and Clyde - I liked it!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kagome on March 17, 2014, 05:12:26 AM
I Went see Frozen and Despicable Me 2
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on May 04, 2014, 12:25:05 AM
Unconditional. Very moving story.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on May 20, 2014, 06:51:16 PM
The Hobbit, Desolation of Smaug!
Pretty good, a little too digital for me but on the whole interesting. I had to watch it over 2 nights as all the unrelenting action put me to sleep. I had to go back to the last thing I remembered and started from there!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on June 12, 2014, 01:42:36 AM


Devil's Due. Kind of a snoozefest.   roll:)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on June 12, 2014, 02:15:00 AM
We saw Hunger Games II last weekend. Didn't do much for me. More like Survivor with holistic tricks!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on June 12, 2014, 09:05:12 AM
Watched Inside Llewyn Davis. Typical Coen fare. Humorous and cutting. I quite enjoyed it but it's always a problem for me when no character in it is particularly likeable.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on June 12, 2014, 10:09:11 AM
Watched Inside Llewyn Davis. Typical Coen fare. Humorous and cutting. I quite enjoyed it but it's always a problem for me when no character in it is particularly likeable.

I found that one largely unsatisfying. The story dragged on and seemed to go nowhere. There were some interesting character sketches, but for me that wasn't enough to give it more than...

Two Junior Mints

 8)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on June 12, 2014, 10:46:37 AM
I found that one largely unsatisfying. The story dragged on and seemed to go nowhere. There were some interesting character sketches, but for me that wasn't enough to give it more than...

Two Junior Mints

 8)

Yep it went precisely nowhere. Which I suppose was a metaphor for the main character.  It could almost be subtitled Portrait of a Dickhead. 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on June 12, 2014, 02:10:08 PM
I found that one largely unsatisfying. The story dragged on and seemed to go nowhere. There were some interesting character sketches, but for me that wasn't enough to give it more than...

Two Junior Mints

 8)

I like your rating system, Jim!   ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on June 12, 2014, 07:23:09 PM
I like your rating system, Jim!   ;)

Thanks. Theoretically a film can achieve a Five Junior Mint rating, but the prerequisites are stiff. A film with Hayley Mills in the cast can post a 4 1/2 JM rating, while a full 5 JM rating requires Hayley nude. I know of only one flick that meets the mark: 'The Family Way' - which, as we all know, was scored by one Sir Paul Macca. A pretty good film all around, despite the distraction of Hayley Mills. Nude, no less.

 :P

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on June 13, 2014, 12:00:24 AM
Thor: The Dark World.  A fun romp, and set up for another sequel.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on June 13, 2014, 02:12:49 PM

My girls and I watched a haunted-house movie called "Haunt" last night that we found on Redbox. The plot overall didn't really make sense -- nothing was really resolved at the end -- but there were many truly frightening "jump" moments. I even screamed at one point, LOL. And I'm a pretty seasoned scary-movie fan!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on June 13, 2014, 10:17:36 PM
Thor: The Dark World.  A fun romp, and set up for another sequel.

I liked that too. I'm a bit of an Avengers movie fan.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on June 14, 2014, 02:21:39 AM
This weekend holds Captain Philips.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on June 14, 2014, 02:56:30 AM
watched an old one last night, Joe Kidd

Robert Duval was very good in that (so was Clint)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on June 14, 2014, 09:27:52 AM
X-Men Days Of Future Past

Took the family. We're comic book nerds and liked it. The Quicksilver kitchen scene was awesome.


Silver Linings Playbook

Finally saw this on the tube and really liked it. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence owned this. Fantastic job by both. Recommended
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on June 15, 2014, 02:58:48 AM
This weekend holds Captain Philips.
Captain Philips was a really good well acted movie. kept us on the edge of our seats.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on June 15, 2014, 08:36:01 PM
Captain Philips was a really good well acted movie. kept us on the edge of our seats.


That one's in the DVR.  Once the World Cup is over I'll watch it (among others in the DVR).
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 03, 2014, 01:11:48 AM
Saving Mr. Banks.  I thought that was one of the best movies I've seen in years. Loved it!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on July 03, 2014, 02:34:53 PM
Man Of Steel.  I always thought Superman was the one of the worst superhero concepts and Lois Lane was the most stupid person on Earth until I watched this movie.

This actually humanized Clark Kent instead of portraying him as a perfect god-like figure.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on July 03, 2014, 03:47:27 PM

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (2014)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/napup/the_grand_budapest_hotel_zpsebbea5a3.jpg)

Good fun, and loaded with cameos of folks from all over the place. Ralph Fiennes has never been better.

Three and a half Junior Mints

 8)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 04, 2014, 01:48:17 AM
Black Moon (1975)


(http://25.media.tumblr.com/912b9db0d09673e3141612653beab6c6/tumblr_mnc02e9C1P1rdeaxio8_r1_1280.jpg)


(http://cineclap.free.fr/black-moon-1975/cathryn-harrison.jpeg)


(http://cinemanostalgia.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/black-moon-cathryn-harrison.jpg)


(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/da/ea/53/daea53fa735cbe6ee3fe233fce8aa18d.jpg)



Louis Malle's avant-garde film about a teenage girl who escapes the final war between the sexes and retreats into a fantasy world on a country estate.  The director's love of Alice In Wonderland is very much evident.


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 05, 2014, 11:02:31 PM
Something on the other end of the spectrum from avant-garde:

http://youtu.be/XOjKfA2xDSg (http://youtu.be/XOjKfA2xDSg)

Silly but fun. This came out in 1963 and I think Ed Sullivan definitely gave a better introduction to the following year's heartthrobs! (@ 1:44:00)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 06, 2014, 02:31:36 AM
^

My favorite scene...


(http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/190549949232_1_0_1/1000x1000.jpg)


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 06, 2014, 03:27:30 AM
^

My favorite scene...


Yeah, poor Hugo had enough of that nonsense!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 06, 2014, 03:59:20 AM
(http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/27/2779/CQNTD00Z/posters/arthur-schatz-tv-emcee-ed-sullivan-holding-his-arms-up-during-20th-anniversary-show.jpg)

Hugo Peabody.  Let's really hear it for him!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on July 06, 2014, 05:29:23 AM
I recently saw The Fault in Our Stars! Looooved it! Great love story.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2exyi36.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 06, 2014, 06:46:58 AM
I recently saw The Fault in Our Stars! Looooved it! Great love story.

That does sound like a touching story. I put it in my Netflix queue for when it's done in the theaters. I think the last time I saw a movie in the theater was Marley and Me! I don't know if this is the case everywhere but our one and only theater plays the movies so terribly loud. I wanted to run out of there with my hands over my ears! It was that way the time before too.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on July 06, 2014, 09:40:48 PM
In My Life, I hope you enjoy the movie!

That's so strange what you said about the loud theater!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 14, 2014, 07:16:54 PM
The Book Thief - Awesome! I've had a string of good ones lately!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 14, 2014, 07:57:00 PM
The Book Thief - Awesome! I've had a string of good ones lately!

Keep up the good work Dave! ;) Someday I'm going to read back through this thread and watch all the movies you've recommended. Well, not any where I might have to close my eyes a lot during gory parts. LOL
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on July 14, 2014, 10:34:06 PM
Gravity.  Not sure what all the fuss was about-kind of dull.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 14, 2014, 11:49:19 PM
Keep up the good work Dave! ;) Someday I'm going to read back through this thread and watch all the movies you've recommended. Well, not any where I might have to close my eyes a lot during gory parts. LOL
You would love The Book Thief! It's right up your alley.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on July 15, 2014, 03:51:39 AM
I watched that recent film, Her, where the guy falls in live with his artificial intelligence operating system.  It was well done and had a weird poignancy to it. But I couldn't get around the overall creepiness of the lead character. Even when it was at pains to show you he wasn't abnormal or anything.

The director/ designers had clearly decided that orange was in this year. Seems like half the sets and clothing were some shade of orange. Not sure if that's got some symbolic value. Perhaps a Buddhist, we are all of us everything or something.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Badgirl66 on July 15, 2014, 04:33:01 AM
the raven
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on July 15, 2014, 04:36:25 AM
the raven

Nimmermehr

 :P

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 15, 2014, 05:08:05 AM
You would love The Book Thief! It's right up your alley.

After checking a plot synopsis and some reviews I think you're right Dave, for lots of reasons.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 15, 2014, 07:25:38 PM
After checking a plot synopsis and some reviews I think you're right Dave, for lots of reasons.
I think so. let me know if you cry!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 16, 2014, 04:03:23 AM
I think so. let me know if you cry!

Me? Cry?? Oh, surely you jest!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 16, 2014, 09:47:11 AM
Me? Cry?? Oh, surely you jest!
Maybe a little!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 17, 2014, 02:26:56 AM
Maybe a little!

A little jesting or a little crying?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 17, 2014, 09:30:33 AM
A little jesting or a little crying?
A couple of lumps in the throat but hey... I'm a guy! Very good movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 20, 2014, 09:21:03 PM

My girls and I just saw Deliver Us From Evil. It was so-so. I get tired of the entertainment media's constantly inaccurate portrayals of the Catholic Church, but at least it wasn't cast in a negative light.

I feel the need to search out something a bit more lighthearted now.  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 21, 2014, 02:23:02 AM
I feel the need to search out something a bit more lighthearted now.  :)

Found it! Uncle Buck was on cable. My girls had never seen it before; it was just what we needed, a silly, lighthearted movie.  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 21, 2014, 02:44:25 AM
Uncle Buck was on cable. My girls had never seen it before;

"Uncle Buck" is one of our favorites here! We watched "Stir Crazy" tonight. I hadn't seen it since it first came out in 1980. I think I enjoyed it more when I was 17.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 27, 2014, 06:56:51 PM


In anticipation of Shark Week, the girls and I watched Open Water the other night:

Open Water (2003) Official Trailer #1 - Thriller Movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9q1qJi1nMs#ws)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 27, 2014, 08:17:07 PM
"Uncle Buck" is one of our favorites here! We watched "Stir Crazy" tonight. I hadn't seen it since it first came out in 1980. I think I enjoyed it more when I was 17.
"We're bad, We're bad!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 28, 2014, 03:06:51 AM
"We're bad, We're bad!!!

Ha ha! That's the funniest part of the movie. That and the one shortly after it where Richard Pryor's trying to light a match. "Yes I'm a short son of a b****, my daddy was a short son of a b****, my mother was shorter than him, and my brother, my brother was so short we couldn't even see him." At first I thought he was saying "sharp" instead of "short" and I still thought it was funny.  roll:)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 28, 2014, 09:45:31 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 28, 2014, 05:29:08 PM
"We're bad, We're bad!!!

I remember seeing that in the trailer that played on TV!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 28, 2014, 08:13:48 PM
I remember seeing that in the trailer that played on TV!


I think this was heavily promoted. It was funny if you look past the improbabilities and pat ending. LOL

http://youtu.be/-K_f7BSTOQY (http://youtu.be/-K_f7BSTOQY)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 28, 2014, 10:30:03 PM


 ha2ha  Thanks for posting that, Kelley. Ah, the good old days, when movie trailers actually described what the movie was about. The ones these days (well, the ones they show in movie theater previews; I can't speak for TV) seem destined to confuse the viewers until the very end. I find it annoying rather than intriguing.

Grr, I just canceled Netflix; wonder what my chances are of finding that at the local video store?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on July 28, 2014, 11:06:35 PM
Grr, I just canceled Netflix; wonder what my chances are of finding that at the local video store?


If you can't find it at the video store there's this on YouTube. I really have no idea what it's about and if you end up owning it or what. They won't let me see unless I switch to the stupid Google+ account that they want to force on me. Life was better before Google googled its way into You Tube!

http://youtu.be/5GYa7u58U2M (http://youtu.be/5GYa7u58U2M)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 29, 2014, 12:57:57 AM
We just watched The Bee Movie. Still cute after all these years!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 29, 2014, 02:32:12 AM
Grand Prix


Saul Bass title sequence - Grand Prix (1966) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RILdsjeL_4#ws)
1966



Great Formula 1 racing cinematography!  The were some boring love side plots made bearable with actresses like...


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-csb4karT6dk/TlKJToBblHI/AAAAAAAAUio/srBMWbNuEo8/s1600/photo_04.jpg)

Jessica Walter




and...


(http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/g/r/a/grand-prix-1966-04-g.jpg)

Eva Marie Saint






Oh!  And Françoise Hardy who doesn't dance, drink or smoke...


Françoise Hardy em Grand Prix - Um olhar que diz tudo! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JDOnN5OXZ4#ws)


 ;D


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 29, 2014, 03:16:16 AM

In anticipation of Shark Week, the girls and I watched Open Water the other night:

Open Water (2003) Official Trailer #1 - Thriller Movie ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9q1qJi1nMs#ws[/url])



Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife live 1972 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ7FcvooFIo#ws)


Look out ol' Mackie is back!!


 ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 29, 2014, 03:28:35 AM
Which reminds me!  I saw Beyond The Sea a few weeks ago on cable TV.  Kevin Spacey did a perfect Bobby Darin...


Mack The Knife - Kevin Spacey as Bobby Darin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loEAFCMx77A#ws)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 29, 2014, 03:43:44 AM
Which reminds me!  I saw Beyond The Sea a few weeks ago on cable TV.  Kevin Spacey did a perfect Bobby Darin...

He did indeed! What an amazing job he did on the vocals; I was really impressed. I love Kevin Spacey. I'll have to track that movie down, too, even if it means expanding the budget again for Netflix. My girls fell in love this summer with the Everly Brothers, and in anticipation of seeing "Jersey Boys" I have been playing them Frankie Valli/The Four Seasons. I'm positive they'd love Bobby Darin and "Beyond The Sea" as well.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 29, 2014, 04:50:00 AM
You're prepping them well, Kathleen.  Well done!

Be sure to tell them about Bobby Darin before they see Beyond The Sea.  Prepare them for his family history which is somewhat surrealistically presented in the film.  He knew his life would be shortened because of his history of rheumatic fever as a child.  He packed so much into his 37 years...singing, acting and political activism.  A teen idol turned lounge singer...


Bobby Darin "Beyond the Sea" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZTcgmzSRzI#)


Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueHrQAqIkkw#)

That was just a few months before his death.  He had to frequently go backstage to have oxygen administered to him in order to continue his set.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 29, 2014, 10:20:54 AM

In anticipation of Shark Week, the girls and I watched Open Water the other night:

Open Water (2003) Official Trailer #1 - Thriller Movie ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9q1qJi1nMs#ws[/url])
That was one tense movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 30, 2014, 01:02:51 AM
You're prepping them well, Kathleen.  Well done!

Thanks! I try.  ;D

Be sure to tell them about Bobby Darin before they see Beyond The Sea.  Prepare them for his family history which is somewhat surrealistically presented in the film. 

Will do. I'll have to brush up on it myself.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 30, 2014, 01:03:45 AM
That was one tense movie!

It sure was! I feel bad, because I unthinkingly gave away the ending to the kids just as the movie started.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 30, 2014, 01:12:29 AM
It sure was! I feel bad, because I unthinkingly gave away the ending to the kids just as the movie started.



The Honeymooners - Mom the Blabbermouth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92YQbNLnh_Q#)



 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 30, 2014, 10:40:17 PM
That's a good one! Blaaabbbermouth! Ralph can only take so much!!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 31, 2014, 01:41:21 AM

The Honeymooners - Mom the Blabbermouth


Yep, that's pretty much how it happened!  ;)

Thanks for sharing that clip, Barry; it made me laugh out loud, and after a particularly trying day. I love Jackie Gleason's facial expressions -- priceless!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 31, 2014, 05:13:37 AM
Yep, that's pretty much how it happened!  ;)

 ;)



Thanks for sharing that clip, Barry; it made me laugh out loud, and after a particularly trying day. I love Jackie Gleason's facial expressions -- priceless!

Check the time marks on the YouTube progress bar, Kathleen.  She was in the apartment for exactly three minutes until the alarm went off.  Just as Ralph predicted: "I'll bet you a million dollars she won't be in this apartment three minutes before she starts an argument.  Without a word from me!"      ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on August 08, 2014, 09:22:55 PM
'The Girl On A Motorcycle' (1968)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/napup/girl_motorcycle_zps4bd1f07f.jpg)

Alternatively titled 'Naked Under Leather' - I think that for a brief shining moment Marianne Faithfull was the British Bardot. Quite fetching and not a bad actor to boot. Better than Bardot.

This one rambles (on a motorcycle, of course), without much of a storyline, as is the case with many art films of the period. But it held my interest, wondering where the journey would end.

Faithfull's performance keeps it interesting. Too bad she got so messed up later on. She could have gone so much farther as an actor, I believe.

Three and a half Junior Mints.

 8)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on August 14, 2014, 01:37:28 AM
12 Years a Slave. Tough movie. It deserves all the awards it got!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: oldbrownshoe on August 14, 2014, 06:52:13 AM
'Girl On A Motorcycle' (great soundtrack by the way) is exactly the kind of film that would have turned up on British TV about 30 years ago when we only had three or four channels. Sure, it would have been tucked away in the schedules at about 2.00 a.m., but it would have got a screening.
 
Now we have about 500 channels it has, along with hundreds of others (especially foreign language films) completely vanished!

Is that progress? Another case of less is more? 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 02, 2014, 01:52:22 AM

Oculus. Yuck. Two words: depressing and confusing.   :(
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 02, 2014, 04:49:25 AM
Oculus. Yuck. Two words: depressing and confusing.   :(

I'll avoid this then Kathy since being depressed and confused are two of my least favorite states. And since the title sounds like it has something to do with eyes I know my daughter won't bring it into the house. She decided not to be a vet because she knew she couldn't handle the part where she'd have to deal with ocular problems. LOL
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 02, 2014, 03:25:08 PM
I prefer Dazed and Confused!   ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 02, 2014, 08:31:08 PM
I'll avoid this then Kathy since being depressed and confused are two of my least favorite states.

Me too! My daughters felt the same way. We were all excited to watch it but were pretty disappointed.

And since the title sounds like it has something to do with eyes I know my daughter won't bring it into the house. She decided not to be a vet because she knew she couldn't handle the part where she'd have to deal with ocular problems. LOL

Oddly enough, it was about a haunted mirror. ? I'd be interested to hear who titled the movie and why he or she chose that title.

I wouldn't want to deal with ocular problems of any type, either!  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 02, 2014, 11:38:28 PM

Oddly enough, it was about a haunted mirror. ? I'd be interested to hear who titled the movie and why he or she chose that title.


Well, an oculus is an architectural feature, a round opening like an eye in a wall. A haunted mirror wouldn't just sit there on the wall. It would be like an opening that lets evil in. Spooky! And I don't want anything to do with it.  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 03, 2014, 12:02:14 AM
I've seen it before...


(http://www.anovelwritingsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ThroughTheLookingGlass.gif)



 :)


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 03, 2014, 02:31:04 AM
Well, an oculus is an architectural feature, a round opening like an eye in a wall. A haunted mirror wouldn't just sit there on the wall. It would be like an opening that lets evil in. Spooky! And I don't want anything to do with it.  ;D

Thanks, Kelley! I guess I should have looked it up. <blush>
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 03, 2014, 03:46:45 AM
I've seen it before...



You know, Alice in Wonderland has always been, and remains, one of my very favorite books, but I've never read the Through the Looking Glass part. I should probably rectify that.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 03, 2014, 05:00:55 AM
...I've never read the Through the Looking Glass part. I should probably rectify that.



(http://www.fromoldbooks.org/LewisCaroll-AliceThroughTheLookingGlass/pages/039-a-great-huge-game-of-chess/039-a-great-huge-game-of-chess-q75-1680x1050.jpg)





And the White Knight is talking backwards...


(http://www.fromoldbooks.org/LewisCaroll-AliceThroughTheLookingGlass/pages/000-iv-frontispiece-white-knight/000-iv-frontispiece-white-knight-q75-459x687.jpg)



And the Red Queen's off with her head...


(http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/alicepic/through-the-looking-glass/2book10.jpg)



Remember what the dormouse said...


(http://www.rutherfordjournal.org/images/020107-02.jpg)




"Feed your head..."


(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/10/15/john_tenniel_alice_in_wonderland.jpg)


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 03, 2014, 05:29:04 AM
I've never read the Through the Looking Glass part.

Same here.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 03, 2014, 06:19:48 AM

(http://i53.tinypic.com/i5vjnl.jpg)



(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Jabberwocky_creatures.jpg)



(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2a/35/ea/2a35ea60cfd6188c70727f98a7e8b1c9.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 04, 2014, 01:52:52 AM
This song was, obviously and as you know, based on Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass  And What Alice Found There...


Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit- (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0#)



(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VChlnV7tA7o/THbrgdU-8WI/AAAAAAAAB4k/mrCmVd7IjsU/s1600/De_Alice%27s_Abenteuer_im_Wunderland_Carroll_pic_15.jpg)




This first part of this song, Your Move, with its various allusions to a chess game is too...


YesSongs #2: YES - I've Seen All Good People (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eNh8ldETEQ#ws)






Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 04, 2014, 02:04:13 AM
I've always liked this 1972 motion picture...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APb1c7ZFyfI#ws)


The cast included Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore, Ralph Richardson, Flora Robson, Roy Kinnear, Spike Milligan, and Fiona Fullerton as Alice.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mr Mustard on September 05, 2014, 11:39:09 PM
Surely this 1985 version was better...

Ringo Starr as The Mock Turtle - Nonsense (Alice in Wonderland - 1985) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3p7-pO4o_Y#)


He wasn't a Mod..or a Rocker..or even a Mocker... he was the Mock Turtle!  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: oldbrownshoe on September 06, 2014, 06:20:40 AM
I know I'll get SLAUGHTERED by Mr. Mustard for this but, once again, the answer is the 60s.

Once you've seen Jonathan Miller's 1966 BBC production of 'Alice In Wonderland' (with a Ravi Shankar soundtrack, Peter Cook as the Mad Hatter and, at one point, uniforms that look remarkably like the Sgt. Pepper's ones from the following year) you'll see that ALL bets are off when it comes to resurrecting the Alice story.

Really, someone should have told Tim Burton, Helena Bonham-Carter, Johnny Depp etc.....seriously don't bother, your version won't come near!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 06, 2014, 07:05:06 AM
I know I'll get SLAUGHTERED by Mr. Mustard for this but, once again, the answer is the 60s.

Aww...I don't think anything that dire's going to happen!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 06, 2014, 06:26:15 PM


I didn't realize how many versions were out there; all I've seen is the Disney animated Alice in Wonderland. (I didn't bother watching the Tim Burton film; it looked too bizarre for my taste.)

The voice of The Caterpillar in the Disney animated movie was done by the actor who played the lead in Twilight Zone's "A Thing About Machines," which is one of my favorites, because I'm a bit of a technophobe.  ;D  His name is escaping me right now.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 06, 2014, 06:28:04 PM

His name is escaping me right now.

Richard Haydn.  ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mr Mustard on September 07, 2014, 01:14:52 AM
I know I'll get SLAUGHTERED by Mr. Mustard for this but, once again, the answer is the 60s.


No argument from me OBS....just to set the record straight I like your posting style and often agree with a great deal of what you say, and, for what it's worth, I love the 60s (especially '63 onwards  ;)).  I know we've disagreed on other threads, but always in a civil manner - it's just different opinions which any good forum should welcome...  I respect your 60s preferences (but must admit I'm intrigued that you seem to suddenly pull up the drawbridge on most things with the start of 1970 - this fascinates me!!)

And on the subject of 1970, the last movie I saw came from that year and I watched it today: "Two Mules For Sister Sara" starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine. Enjoyed it too!!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 07, 2014, 05:59:33 AM
The voice of The Caterpillar in the Disney animated movie was done by the actor who played the lead in Twilight Zone's "A Thing About Machines," which is one of my favorites, because I'm a bit of a technophobe.  ;D 

I feel like I'm in The Twilight Zone every time I try to watch TV. I remember when all I had to do was aim the remote, hit the button and I could start channel surfing. Not any more. It takes forever for these new TVs to come on and when they finally do there's such a delay when changing the channel that surfing is just too much of a drag. Plus, I can't remember all these new HD channel numbers now. It's all too much!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on September 07, 2014, 07:21:30 AM
And on the subject of 1970, the last movie I saw came from that year and I watched it today: "Two Mules For Sister Sara" starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine. Enjoyed it too!!

'Two Mules For Sister Sara' is an awesome movie.

I watched 'Amazon Women On The Moon' yesterday.  Its a stupid movie that has a bunch of short skits in it from the 80's.  My cousin and I used to laugh at it 20 years ago so I watched it again.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 07, 2014, 11:14:32 AM
Olympus Has Fallen - Gerard Butler stars in this edge of your seat attack on the White house! Really good!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on September 07, 2014, 11:18:58 AM
I watched Noah on a long haul flight. A truly strange movie. Noah as part action hero/part depressed conscience of mankind. They tried to make it as un-bible-y as possible. More like a deep green eco parable. Can't say I liked it that much. But Russel Crowe has a way of making resigned grumpiness compelling.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on September 07, 2014, 11:20:53 AM
Olympus Has Fallen - Gerard Butler stars in this edge of your seat attack on the White house! Really good!

I quite liked this one. I preferred it over White House Down. I wonder how the studios reacted when they found they were making such similar films for release around the same time.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on September 07, 2014, 12:35:46 PM
A Late Quartet

Great film , really enjoyed it

9/10
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on September 07, 2014, 02:14:26 PM
'On The Beach' (1959)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/napup/on_the_beach_zps673b5f83.jpg)

A deeply sad story - perhaps the saddest of all, considering the subject matter - but a brilliantly made film.

Our friends in Oz are likely familiar with it, since much of the story and its filming took place there.

Not much more to say other than catch it if you can. Just be prepared for the gravitas of it.

Four Junior Mints.

 8)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 09, 2014, 04:19:27 AM
I didn't realize how many versions were out there; all I've seen is the Disney animated Alice in Wonderland. (I didn't bother watching the Tim Burton film; it looked too bizarre for my taste.)

The voice of The Caterpillar in the Disney animated movie was done by the actor who played the lead in Twilight Zone's "A Thing About Machines," which is one of my favorites, because I'm a bit of a technophobe.  ;D  His name is escaping me right now.


Richard Haydn.  ;)



Alice and the Hookah-smoking Caterpillar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41KMByxE6lo#noexternalembed-ws)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 09, 2014, 04:29:44 AM
'Two Mules For Sister Sara' is an awesome movie.


(http://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/_img/1202-3.jpg)

Sister Sara was awesome!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 09, 2014, 04:31:16 AM
'On The Beach' (1959)

([url]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/napup/on_the_beach_zps673b5f83.jpg[/url])

A deeply sad story - perhaps the saddest of all, considering the subject matter - but a brilliantly made film.

Our friends in Oz are likely familiar with it, since the much of the story and its filming took place there.

Not much more to say other than catch it if you can. Just be prepared for the gravitas of it.

Four Junior Mints.

 8)


Powerful movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 09, 2014, 04:47:46 AM
Richard Haydn.  ;)


Professor Oddley...


Conga Scene from "Ball Of Fire" - Barbara Stanwyck & Gary Cooper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4cLUrJznJs#)



 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on September 09, 2014, 07:41:54 AM

Heh. Love 'Ball Of Fire'.

 :laugh:

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 11, 2014, 12:13:27 AM
Heh. Love 'Ball Of Fire'.

 :laugh:


That movie is a riot!  I love it too.

And you got Gene Krupa in that flick too...


Ball of Fire (1941) - Barbara Stanwyck - Gene Krupa - Drum Boogie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NrA4PEdRrM#)

The cat is rockin' with a solid eight!

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 11, 2014, 12:21:43 AM
^

Barbara Stanwyck was counting bars just like Mal Evans did 26 years later in A Day In The Life.    ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 11, 2014, 12:24:29 AM
And you got Gene Krupa in that flick too...

I'd heard Gene Krupa was a big influence on Keith Moon; now I see why!  ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on September 11, 2014, 12:28:42 AM
([url]http://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/_img/1202-3.jpg[/url])

Sister Sara was awesome!


Is it wrong to think a nun is hot?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 11, 2014, 12:43:11 AM
Is it wrong to think a nun is hot?


No


(http://24.media.tumblr.com/95f54f203104a79218d0ac6ae3100f6f/tumblr_mzc29xoEjt1qgpddwo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on September 11, 2014, 12:44:36 AM
No


([url]http://24.media.tumblr.com/95f54f203104a79218d0ac6ae3100f6f/tumblr_mzc29xoEjt1qgpddwo1_1280.jpg[/url])


Excellent!  partypeople
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 11, 2014, 01:05:38 AM
Excellent!  partypeople

 ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 11, 2014, 04:20:47 AM
Is it wrong to think a nun is hot?


It's OK to think it, just don't say it out loud...


(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/b6/48/71/b648714a2bd25a1ba800e7dd251f7e0c.jpg)


Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 11, 2014, 04:21:48 AM
I'd heard Gene Krupa was a big influence on Keith Moon; now I see why!  ;)


Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)


Benny Goodman Sing Sing Sing from Hollywood Hotel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vac7kTcyqI4#)
Hollywood Hotel   1937
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 11, 2014, 04:55:54 AM
Stompin' At The Savoy


Gene Krupa - Stompin' At The Savoy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lwQHY-M5GU#)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on September 11, 2014, 04:58:42 AM
It's OK to think it, just don't say it out loud...


([url]http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/b6/48/71/b648714a2bd25a1ba800e7dd251f7e0c.jpg[/url])


Lucky lucky bastard.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 14, 2014, 01:58:17 AM
Heaven is Real.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 14, 2014, 04:04:50 AM
Heaven is Real.

How was it, Dave? I loved that book and gave many copies to friends and families. Will have to watch the movie myself, although I'm a tad reluctant because "the movie is never as good as the book," IMO. I'm curious to hear what you thought.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 14, 2014, 11:05:58 AM
How was it, Dave? I loved that book and gave many copies to friends and families. Will have to watch the movie myself, although I'm a tad reluctant because "the movie is never as good as the book," IMO. I'm curious to hear what you thought.
It was really good! my heart was in my throat the whole time and Nancy was bawling through most of it. Very real!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 14, 2014, 03:57:59 PM
Nancy was bawling through most of it.

I can totally see myself bawling through most of it, too. Heck, I cried just reading the book.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 15, 2014, 02:30:46 AM
 :)
I can totally see myself bawling through most of it, too. Heck, I cried just reading the book.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on September 19, 2014, 10:59:07 PM


'Frank' (2014)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/napup/frank_zpsd77909a1.jpg)

A quirky tale, loosely inspired by Chris Sievey's Frank Sidebottom character, very funny at times, but with it's tragic moments too. Worth a look if you're interested in something different.


Three and a half Junior Mints

 8)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on September 19, 2014, 11:49:03 PM
PARANOIA

2 great actors;

Harrison Ford
Gary Oldman

but lousy film, dont bother.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 20, 2014, 12:00:20 AM
The Railroad Man - A great (but difficult) movie about a British soldier taken prisoner and sent to work on the Burma railway where he is beaten and tortured by the Japanese. Ultimately, he goes back to face his captor and free his demons. The story ends in forgiveness!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on September 20, 2014, 12:12:06 AM
The Railroad Man - A great (but difficult) movie about a British soldier taken prisoner and sent to work on the Burma railway where he is beaten and tortured by the Japanese. Ultimately, he goes back to face his captor and free his demons. The story ends in forgiveness!

Wasn't that a true story Dave?  Guess I could look it up.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on September 20, 2014, 12:46:15 AM
Yes, The British soldier was a Lt. Lomax. He forgave his Japanese torturer/ interrogator and they became great friends till they died in 2011 and 20012. Great story
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 08, 2014, 04:55:49 PM

Annabelle. It was actually pretty good, and the infant who played the part of the baby daughter was SO adorable!   :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on January 13, 2015, 01:09:01 PM
Leviathan

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802154/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802154/)

Very hard drama about the Russian reality  :'(
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: oldbrownshoe on January 15, 2015, 07:11:46 PM
Not a film exactly but, to absolutely no fanfare (zip, zilch, nought), the first 'Avengers' series with Diana Rigg as Emma Peel (1965) has dribbled out on a satellite channel called 'True Entertainment'. It is (still) brilliant.

Seeing that 'Avengers' episodes on British TV in the 21st Century are as rare as hen's teeth, shouldn't this be the sort of thing that the 'Radio Times'' champions from the rooftops?

I bet it would get a considerable bigger audience in the UK than 'Mad Men'.
Bizarre.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on January 15, 2015, 08:24:10 PM

I had to get all the Rigg seasons on disk, as no one seemed to be playing them anymore.

I want candy.

 :P

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mr Mustard on January 15, 2015, 09:13:18 PM
The ones I've watched so far this year:

Reservoir Dogs (1992) - Violent
Hue And Cry (1947) - Dated
The Ipcress File (1965) - Dull
The League Of Gentlemen (1960) - Entertaining
Viva Las Vegas (1964) - Corny
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on January 16, 2015, 12:53:09 AM
Some that I have watched this year also.

Left Behind - Was hoping for so much more.  Nicholas Cage phoned this one in as usual.  Felt like an after school special instead of a movie.  Very disappointed.

Heaven Is For Real - I liked it, but the book is so much better.

The Lego Movie - Time I can never recover in my life.

47 Ronin - Dumber then I could ever imagine.  I wanted a little bit of realism and got a Dragonball Z movie.


Hasent been a good start to the year for me.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on January 16, 2015, 01:37:14 AM
Some that I have watched this year also.

Left Behind - Was hoping for so much more.  Nicholas Cage phoned this one in as usual.  Felt like an after school special instead of a movie.  Very disappointed.


Hoping for too much from a Nicolas Cage movie is always fraught.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on January 16, 2015, 04:05:00 AM

47 Ronin - Dumber then I could ever imagine.  I wanted a little bit of realism and got a Dragonball Z movie.





It made no sense to turn what should have been a historical drama into a fantasy movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: oldbrownshoe on January 16, 2015, 07:20:59 AM
Films seen this year:

'Les Bicyclettes de Belsize' (1969), 'The London Nobody Knows' (1967), and the best film a pop singer's ever starred in a.k.a. 'Performance'.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on January 16, 2015, 07:47:27 AM
Hoping for too much from a Nicolas Cage movie is always fraught.

This is true, but it wasn't just his fault.  The entire movie was flawed.  Once again as the old saying goes, the book was much better.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 16, 2015, 12:38:43 PM
A Winters Tale = I liked it
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on January 16, 2015, 02:24:59 PM

Heaven Is For Real - I liked it, but the book is so much better.


Good to hear. I've been meaning to watch that, but the book was so good that I was afraid the movie would
be super-disappointing. Nice to know it wasn't bad.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on January 20, 2015, 03:42:44 PM
It was good. It's a case of faith meets fantasy so I wouldn't take it too seriously but the acting and some portrayals were good.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 23, 2015, 09:55:48 PM
I watched "Unbroken" yesterday.  Go for it, if you want to sit through 2.5hrs of watching torture.....
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on January 24, 2015, 12:50:42 AM

'Birdman'

Clever script, brilliant acting. Keeps you on the edge throughout. Earned its award nominations.

 8)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on February 12, 2015, 09:48:26 AM
"Theory of Everything" - very touching and remarkable story. Brilliant acting by all. But i thought it gets more praise than it possibly should? It was goid, but not "wow"
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on February 12, 2015, 12:33:19 PM

I agree with you. Good but not earth moving. I guess Redmayne's performance is a standout, although I think it may have been played a bit too "cutesy" in the opening act. Still, towards the end he seems to have nailed it.

 8)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: oldbrownshoe on February 12, 2015, 05:25:45 PM
'Shaun the Sheep'.

Loads of sheep, a devious duck, a runaway caravan, the naughty pigs (essential for any truly great Shaun the Sheep episode), and a happy ending.

I'd recommend it to anyone.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on February 12, 2015, 09:18:22 PM

'The Boxtrolls' (2014)

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/napup/boxtrolls_zps6f1klnx9.jpg)

Been looking over the Best Animated Feature Oscar™ nominees lately, and this one is a real doozie. Kind of a Dickens meets Tim Burton kind of thing. Some hilarious moments and stunningly clever visuals. Very impressive for a stop-motion piece with minimal CGI.

Ben Kingsley's voicing of the story's heavy, by the way, is fiendishly delicious. Alone worth the price of admission.

I also really enjoyed 'Big Hero 6' and I have a couple more to catch, but so far this one fills my envelope.

Four Junior Mints

 8)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on February 12, 2015, 09:44:52 PM
Horns.

Guy gets accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Guy grows horns.
Horns help him find out who actually did it.

 ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on February 12, 2015, 09:59:32 PM
Horns.

Guy gets accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Guy grows horns.
Horns help him find out who actually did it.

 ??? ??? ??? ???

Been there.

 :P

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on February 13, 2015, 01:23:08 AM
Horns.

Guy gets accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Guy grows horns.
Horns help him find out who actually did it.

 ??? ??? ??? ???

I just read the book of this by Joe Hill, Stephen King's son. It's actually a pretty good book if you're into the horror genre. 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on February 13, 2015, 05:03:31 PM
I'll watch a horror movie before reading a horror novel.  I'm more into sci-fi and fantasy.

I read a lot of reviews saying the Horns book was way better than the movie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on February 22, 2015, 11:36:27 PM


Still Alice. Very depressing, but a beautiful job by Julianne Moore. The ending was horrible -- a total letdown -- as was the ending of the book. This was the one time I'd actually hoped the movie would have a different ending than the book.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on February 24, 2015, 03:42:28 AM

Still Alice. Very depressing, but a beautiful job by Julianne Moore. The ending was horrible -- a total letdown -- as was the ending of the book. This was the one time I'd actually hoped the movie would have a different ending than the book.

That book is sitting on the shelf upstairs. My daughter must have bought it. I don't think I can read it; it will probably hit too close to home.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on February 26, 2015, 04:58:47 PM
That book is sitting on the shelf upstairs. My daughter must have bought it. I don't think I can read it; it will probably hit too close to home.

It was very good, and an easy read. I can understand how if one has personally encountered Alzheimer's in a family or friend it would be difficult. I probably would have had a hard time had I had any experience with it. I know I've never been able to make it through anything dealing with parental alcoholism.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on February 27, 2015, 02:16:46 AM
The Hundred-Foot Journey

Very nice feel good movie. I enjoyed it a lot!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on February 28, 2015, 04:36:03 AM
It was very good, and an easy read. I can understand how if one has personally encountered Alzheimer's in a family or friend it would be difficult. I probably would have had a hard time had I had any experience with it. I know I've never been able to make it through anything dealing with parental alcoholism.

My mother had Alzheimer's, or something like it. Oddly enough I loved reading Nicholas Spark's The Notebook. He captured some of the finer aspects of the situation that most people wouldn't think about. For some reason that helped me right after she died. The movie was a different thing all together. Blech!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on February 28, 2015, 11:05:02 AM

Moore deserved her Oscar™ - a great performance. Sad story, but a fine film.

 :)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on March 20, 2015, 12:48:02 AM
The good Lie - Moving story about The lost boys of Sudan. Reese Witherspoon, really good.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on September 20, 2015, 07:03:09 AM
Saw Al Pacino in Danny Collins on a long flight. It's of interest to Beatle fans as it takes its premise from a real occurrence. Folk singer Steve Tilotsons discovery that John Lennon wrote to him decades before. Al plays a still popular, but trading off past glories, aged rock star. After discovering the letter from Lennon he seeks to make up for decades of forgetting his muse and shallow living. It's a bit cliched although has some nice understated moments. The ending is a bit abrupt but done nicely. The bonus is the soundtrack is mostly Lennon solo material.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 03, 2015, 02:23:16 AM

Just got back from The Visit. Ugh, what a waste of good money. I can't really be more specific without giving away the plot twist.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on October 03, 2015, 03:55:15 AM
Watched Mad Max Fury Road on the plane out to Seattle.  Heaping pile of crap.

Watched Tomorrowland on the way back from Seattle.  Heaping pile of crap.

0-2 on that trip.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 03, 2015, 11:44:01 PM
My step son said about the same thing!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 04, 2015, 12:05:48 AM
Just got back from The Visit. Ugh, what a waste of good money. I can't really be more specific without giving away the plot twist.

I just read the Wikipedia entry about it. They gave away the ending! I am usually a big sissy when it comes to horror movies but since I liked The Hand That Rocks the Cradle I thought I might like this. Now I'm thinking twice!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 04, 2015, 03:41:30 PM
I just read the Wikipedia entry about it. They gave away the ending!
Quote

Urgh; that's frustrating! I use IMDB, which covers any spoilers with red "Spoiler!" text, and if you choose to read that part you just mouse over it.

I am usually a big sissy when it comes to horror movies but since I liked The Hand That Rocks the Cradle I thought I might like this. Now I'm thinking twice!

It was actually more funny than scary. My kids and I are looking forward to Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. Even though it's the fifth/sixth installment (by which time a movie is usually awful), the trailer looked really good.

I liked The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, too!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bingo Bongo on October 04, 2015, 04:43:50 PM
My kids and I are looking forward to Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. Even though it's the fifth/sixth installment (by which time a movie is usually awful), the trailer looked really good.

I was so disappointed with the original.  I watched it in the basement alone in the dark, and couldn’t believe I wasted 2 hours of my life.  Got sucked into the 2nd one too!  Can’t fool me 3 or 4 times!  roll:)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 04, 2015, 08:21:06 PM
I was so disappointed with the original.  I watched it in the basement alone in the dark, and couldn’t believe I wasted 2 hours of my life.  Got sucked into the 2nd one too!  Can’t fool me 3 or 4 times!  roll:)

That is funny, because it scared the heck out of me! I also was terrified by The Blair Witch Project, but my friend Kim said she thought it was so dumb she laughed all the way through it.   ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on October 05, 2015, 06:53:12 AM
Watched Mad Max Fury Road on the plane out to Seattle.  Heaping pile of crap. .

0-2 on that trip.

I thought the dialogue and character development was compelling.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bingo Bongo on October 05, 2015, 02:41:45 PM
That is funny, because it scared the heck out of me! I also was terrified by The Blair Witch Project, but my friend Kim said she thought it was so dumb she laughed all the way through it.   ;D

Damn, I got Blair Witch and Paranormal movies mixed up!  It was Blair Witch that I watched in the basement!!!!!!!!!  roll:)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 06, 2015, 01:46:44 AM
^^^^

You should give the original Paranormal Activity a try (or have you?). I thought it was good, but of course opinions vary. My name is at the end (one of thousands) because I signed an online petition to get it into national release. My big (and only) claim to fame, ha ha.   ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: lentil on October 13, 2015, 08:05:59 PM
I saw Oblivion yesterday, not as good I thought it would be but still decent entertainment. So many big spacey films out at the moment, weird :P

6.5 / 10
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 14, 2015, 01:18:47 PM
Unbroken! Good movie but misses most of the point. I must say I get quite uptight when sharks circle a puny rubber raft!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 16, 2015, 04:03:07 AM
Unbroken! Good movie but misses most of the point. I must say I get quite uptight when sharks circle a puny rubber raft!

I keep meaning to watch that. Louis Zamperini was born in Olean, which is the next town over from here. (The one we have to go to when we want to buy pretty much anything.) He only lived here until he was two but the movie still generated quite a bit of excitement in these parts. He has a monument in War Vet's Park.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 16, 2015, 01:03:33 PM
The original story was about faith and forgiveness. The movie only touched that at the end. Could have been much more but was still good as it sheds light on what our guys had to go through.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 16, 2015, 10:04:08 PM

I haven't seen this one yet, but I can't wait!

http://youtu.be/yPxybc_aJWU (http://youtu.be/yPxybc_aJWU)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 17, 2015, 06:36:38 AM
^^^
Oh wow Kathy! I practically hid under the table from just the preview. LOL
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 18, 2015, 06:20:24 PM
I practically hid under the table from just the preview. LOL

I just hope it's a good movie! Sometimes all the best parts are in the trailer and the movie itself isn't that great. We'll see.   ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 16, 2015, 07:41:53 PM
Days Of Thunder


http://youtu.be/LZd08jP9tTU (http://youtu.be/LZd08jP9tTU)

No.  He didn't slam into you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you... he *rubbed* you.  And rubbin', son, is racin'.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bingo Bongo on November 16, 2015, 11:57:59 PM
Still waiting to go see 007 ’s Spectre !  ;yes
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on November 17, 2015, 12:16:37 AM


I saw the first half of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension with a friend and had to call my daughter to come pick me up and bring me home. (I didn't want to ask my friend, who had driven us there, to leave.) One of those nasty stomach flus (or food poisoning, perhaps?) that is vicious, comes on quicky, but fortunately is over within about 24 hours.  :-X
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on November 17, 2015, 12:41:42 AM
Still waiting to go see 007 ’s Spectre !  ;yes

Dont bother its crap
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on November 17, 2015, 11:31:27 PM


Jurassic World. Eh. I think I heard too much hoopla about it before I saw it. I vastly prefer the original Jurassic Park (both book and movie).
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bingo Bongo on November 18, 2015, 12:52:29 AM
Dont bother its crap
NOoooooooooooooooooooooooo!  :-[
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on November 18, 2015, 06:12:15 AM

I saw the first half of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension with a friend and had to call my daughter to come pick me up and bring me home. (I didn't want to ask my friend, who had driven us there, to leave.) One of those nasty stomach flus (or food poisoning, perhaps?) that is vicious, comes on quicky, but fortunately is over within about 24 hours.  :-X

Other than that Kathy how did you like the movie? ;) Seriously, I'm glad the sickness ended relatively quickly. You sure have had a tough go lately.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on November 18, 2015, 08:44:27 PM
Other than that Kathy how did you like the movie? ;) Seriously, I'm glad the sickness ended relatively quickly. You sure have had a tough go lately.

Thanks, Kelley! I actually got quite sick last night and missed yet another day of work today. I'm beginning to wonder if I have an ulcer or something, but I also realized that my diet is not terribly healthy, so that could be the culprit, too. In the meantime, it's hard not to feel physically ill at the thought of the huge work backlog that has piled up this month. (And I'm not even going to think about the holidays yet.)

I hope you -- and all forum members -- have been staying healthy.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on November 18, 2015, 09:20:06 PM
I'm not a doctor (and I don't even play one on TV) but it sounds like it might be time to go see one. It also sounds like stress could definitely be playing a role or even be the star player here. I know what you mean about the diet thing too. I used to be able to eat anything, any time but now, not so much. I hope this can be resolved soon for you.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on November 20, 2015, 02:19:13 AM
Other than that Kathy how did you like the movie? ;)

Argh, my daughters and I went back to see the early showing of it today, but they'd yanked it at the last minute in favor of The Hunger Games.  icon_mad
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on November 20, 2015, 07:18:00 AM
^^^
Oh geez!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on December 30, 2015, 04:34:27 AM
Saw Love and Mercy the other day.  Really enjoyed it.  They gave good prominence to the Wrecking Crew's role in Pet Sounds etc. I liked the actor who played Brian Wilson as a young man.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on January 04, 2016, 10:36:49 PM
Hateful 8

Brilliant

Love Tarantini
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on January 04, 2016, 11:26:49 PM
Hateful 8

Brilliant

Love Tarantini

I like it too. True to (his) form.

 :)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on January 05, 2016, 12:35:32 AM
Saw the new Star Wars flick with the family.  We all thought it sucked. 
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on January 05, 2016, 02:07:30 AM
Saw the new Star Wars flick with the family.  We all thought it sucked.

Walked out 1/3 of the way through. What a boondoggle.

 :P

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on February 24, 2016, 04:53:54 PM
Since I love the silent movie era I just have to share this picture from Thomas Edison's movie studio, circa 1914-15. He built the first one in the US, in 1893, according to the caption that was with this picture. Now I want to see the movie being filmed that day. LOL

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2ufprvr.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on February 24, 2016, 10:03:04 PM
I was bored the other day so I watched Pixels.  I'll never allow myself to be that bored again.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on February 24, 2016, 10:15:32 PM
Watched:

Spotlight: Depressing that institutions can fail so badly.

The Big Short: Depressing that institutions can fail so badly.




Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Loco Mo on February 25, 2016, 12:15:22 AM
The Martian.  Only thing that bothered me were the potatoes grown from astronaut poop.  He was eating those like they were bons bons.

Then again - maybe it's a good idea.  Why not simply have farmers and their families/pets here on earth poop in their fields?  Think of all the tasty "organic" potatoes they would grow and they wouldn't have to spend a lot of money on fertilizer.  And they'd save on indoor plumbing because they wouldn't need toilets any more or waste filtration plants.  This is an idea whose time has come in my humble opinion.  I think environmentalists and green space people would love this. 

What do you all think?  Maybe Paul would endorse it - he's a vegetarian you know.  It'd be a way for him to get back in the limelight, too.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on March 07, 2016, 09:11:28 PM


Everest. Very depressing, but I'm looking forward to reading the book. I didn't quite catch all of the dialogue.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on March 08, 2016, 08:48:50 AM
The Loft

absolute crap 2/10

Forsaken

Not a bad western but full of cliches 5/10

Beasts Of No Nation

Idris Elba and the kid made it a great flick 8/10

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bingo Bongo on March 08, 2016, 02:11:36 PM
Saw the new Star Wars flick with the family.  We all thought it sucked.

I've never watched a full Star Wars movie.  Puts me to sleep! 4ac
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on March 20, 2016, 08:41:32 PM


10 Cloverfield Lane. Really good, I thought! I was too tense to even eat my Milk Duds.   ha2ha  Seriously,  though; it was the best thriller I've seen in a long time.

It had a great soundtrack, too.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on March 20, 2016, 10:30:54 PM

10 Cloverfield Lane. Really good, I thought! I was too tense to even eat my Milk Duds.  ha2ha  Seriously,  though; it was the best thriller I've seen in a long time.

It had a great soundtrack, too.

It's probably for the best. One good gasp and a person could need the Heimlich manuver!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on March 21, 2016, 12:23:04 AM
Spy. It started slow, but ended up being pretty funny.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on March 24, 2016, 12:47:34 AM
TRumbo

7/10

enjoyed it and quite good movie
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bingo Bongo on March 29, 2016, 12:15:27 AM
Was surprised to catch Good ‘Ol Freda on the tube Saturday night.  Always nice to see this docu!  icon_good
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Maggie0819 on May 04, 2016, 04:26:18 PM
I've been on a classic movie marathon lately and recently saw Arsenic and Old Lace which I loved. Still very funny!  :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on May 04, 2016, 05:34:14 PM
I've been on a classic movie marathon lately and recently saw Arsenic and Old Lace which I loved. Still very funny!  :)

I need to take the time to watch more movies I think. I didn't even know that was a comedy! I'm guessing with arsenic in the title it's a dark comedy?  ;D  Another thing I don't know is why predictive text would change movies to McKittrich. I've never even typed that name until just now!

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 05, 2016, 12:00:53 AM
I've been on a classic movie marathon lately and recently saw Arsenic and Old Lace which I loved. Still very funny!  :)

Brilliant movie and superb cast!

Welcome back, Maggie.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on May 09, 2016, 07:12:55 AM
I watched Leningrad today

Very good movie

7/10

When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a young and idealist police officer and together they will fight for their own survival and the survival of the people in the besieged Leningrad.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on May 09, 2016, 05:05:27 PM
I watched Leningrad today

Very good movie

7/10

When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a young and idealist police officer and together they will fight for their own survival and the survival of the people in the besieged Leningrad.

I'm glad you gave that description Kev. I thought Netflix didn't have it but apparently here it's know as Attack on Leningrad. So now it's in my queue.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Maggie0819 on May 09, 2016, 07:21:20 PM
I need to take the time to watch more movies I think. I didn't even know that was a comedy! I'm guessing with arsenic in the title it's a dark comedy?  ;D  Another thing I don't know is why predictive text would change movies to McKittrich. I've never even typed that name until just now!

Definitely a dark comedy  ha2ha.

Brilliant movie and superb cast!

Welcome back, Maggie.

Thanks!  :)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on May 10, 2016, 03:21:20 AM
Fantastic Four.

Ugh.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bingo Bongo on May 10, 2016, 01:14:14 PM
Deadpool was funny and obscene!  It's easy to see why it was R-Rated!  icon_good
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on May 10, 2016, 01:50:05 PM
Deadpool was funny and obscene!  It's easy to see why it was R-Rated!  icon_good


I was wary because of all the hype, but it is entertaining. Not to mention the participation of (((le sigh))) Miss Morena Baccarin...

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l279/napup/morena_too_zpsvzn4mqmr.jpg)

 roll:)

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: ibanez_ax on May 11, 2016, 10:09:33 PM
Deadpool was funny and obscene!  It's easy to see why it was R-Rated!  icon_good


I watched Deadpool last night and loved it!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on May 12, 2016, 05:56:25 AM
Shame on me, I didn't know about "Attack on Leningrad". Amoung "Deadpool" I'll watched it.
Anyway yesterday I watched "The Revenant". Eventually. It is very severe movie with beautiful views of nature!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on May 12, 2016, 06:36:25 AM
Anyway yesterday I watched "The Revenant". Eventually. It is very severe movie with beautiful views of nature!

I thought that movie sounded familiar then I remembered that a man from my hometown built some of they weaponry seen in the film. Lots of people were sharing articles about him on Facebook for a while. It was big news in a small town!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Maggie0819 on May 13, 2016, 09:20:01 PM
I saw Starman a couple of days ago and it's now become one of my favourite movies! It's not often that I fall in love with a movie but this was one of those rare occasions. It was a wonderful mix of sci-fi, romance and comedy and it was lovely.  icon_good
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on May 14, 2016, 01:48:23 AM
(http://www.blastr.com/sites/blastr/files/styles/blog_post_in_content_image/public/Marvel-Civil-War-alternate-poster.jpg?itok=SJUpLEEM)

Probably a top 5 comic book movie for me.  A lot of fun and tons of eye candy.  Family loved it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 14, 2016, 02:16:34 AM
^

I'll never be too old for stuff like that!   :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 14, 2016, 02:17:53 AM
I saw Starman a couple of days ago and it's now become one of my favourite movies! It's not often that I fall in love with a movie but this was one of those rare occasions. It was a wonderful mix of sci-fi, romance and comedy and it was lovely.  icon_good

Some great acting by Jeff Bridges!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Klang on May 14, 2016, 10:10:48 AM
Some great acting by Jeff Bridges!

I became a big fan of his with that one. Brilliant.

 :)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on May 14, 2016, 11:14:16 PM
I saw A Walk In the Woods recently with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Pretty funny!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on June 02, 2016, 11:05:30 PM
I saw A Walk In the Woods recently with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. Pretty funny!

Is that the Bryson Book Dave ?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on June 02, 2016, 11:39:00 PM
Ive just watched my all time most baffling film  ???

Knight Of Cups (2015)

A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.

starring;
Christian Bale
Natalie Portman
Cate Blanchett

Im quite a fan of director Terence Mallick but this was 'arty' in the extreme and went over my head

I mean I had an open mind ans was expecting things to be a bit avant-garde but its just a pastiche of images and thoughts.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on June 06, 2016, 01:07:25 PM
Risen. I think it's a must see!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on June 07, 2016, 07:25:12 PM
Risen. I think it's a must see!

Its on my list for sure.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on June 11, 2016, 05:24:49 AM
A Steve McQueen movie,Bullitt. Not my usual but I got sucked in by the era, the location and the cars.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 11, 2016, 05:43:40 AM
(http://classiccarlabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/68-Mustang.png)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on June 11, 2016, 05:47:35 AM
^^^
Yep! It was so sad and nerve-racking watching those cars getting beat up.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 11, 2016, 05:49:26 AM
(http://www.sharperliving.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Steve-McQueen-Bullitt-The-Greatest-Car-Chase.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on June 12, 2016, 01:25:51 AM
The Revanant! Cold, tired, bloody! I liked it!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on June 12, 2016, 02:02:31 AM
The Revanant! Cold, tired, bloody! I liked it!

Did you see what I told Dmitry about that movie?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on June 13, 2016, 01:04:27 AM
Did you see what I told Dmitry about that movie?
I don't recall! i learned a new word from it.
Revenant - One who comes back from the dead.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on June 13, 2016, 01:59:01 AM
I don't recall!


That's okay; I just wanted to make sure I wasn't repeating myself. It's all here in the Bradford Era, or as some call it, The Bradford Error. But I think they got this right. I grew up just down the road from where the guy in the article lives.

http://www.bradfordera.com/news/gun-show-movie-the-revenant-to-feature-cameron-county-gun/article_98c79f74-b4ea-11e5-8c8c-574876234e6d.html#.Vo-_hhbecNM.blogger (http://www.bradfordera.com/news/gun-show-movie-the-revenant-to-feature-cameron-county-gun/article_98c79f74-b4ea-11e5-8c8c-574876234e6d.html#.Vo-_hhbecNM.blogger)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on June 13, 2016, 11:58:47 AM
That's okay; I just wanted to make sure I wasn't repeating myself. It's all here in the Bradford Era, or as some call it, The Bradford Error. But I think they got this right. I grew up just down the road from where the guy in the article lives.

[url]http://www.bradfordera.com/news/gun-show-movie-the-revenant-to-feature-cameron-county-gun/article_98c79f74-b4ea-11e5-8c8c-574876234e6d.html#.Vo-_hhbecNM.blogger[/url] ([url]http://www.bradfordera.com/news/gun-show-movie-the-revenant-to-feature-cameron-county-gun/article_98c79f74-b4ea-11e5-8c8c-574876234e6d.html#.Vo-_hhbecNM.blogger[/url])
Very interesting article. I admire those kind of craftsman masters quite a lot!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on June 13, 2016, 10:43:39 PM


Just got back from The Conjuring 2 with my daughters. Very good, very scary! And no blood.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on July 22, 2016, 02:08:12 AM



The Shallows. Meh. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but even at just 86 minutes it dragged.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on July 22, 2016, 09:34:00 PM
 At Middleton   Very good...and they did the right thing in the end!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on August 03, 2016, 11:48:51 PM
Deep Blue Sea

Tom Hiddleston
Rachel Wiess

Great movie (would be boring for lovers of action)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on September 10, 2016, 07:34:28 PM


Don't Breathe. Eh. I found it a bit boring. It got decent reviews; maybe I was expecting too much.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 15, 2016, 02:46:34 AM
Citizen Kane


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNaDrnxp3L0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNaDrnxp3L0#)



Anything sound familiar here?   ;)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Bingo Bongo on October 15, 2016, 12:52:20 PM
The Jungle Book. (not the original cartoon movie)

Didn't go in expecting much, enjoyed it, very much!  ;yes
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dmitry on March 28, 2017, 08:22:23 AM
Just finished `Incendies' (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1255953/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1255953/)

Wow!  :'(
This is must see for everyone!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on March 28, 2017, 10:01:53 PM
Just finished `Incendies' (2010)
[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1255953/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1255953/[/url])

Wow!  :'(
This is must see for everyone!


Looks interesting.  I'll check it out.

My wife, daughter, and I went and saw The Shack.  Wife read the book and wanted to see it.  Guy takes his kids on a camping trip and the youngest daughter is kidnapped and murdered.  Guy gets a note in his mailbox some time later telling him to go to the Shack where the murder occurred.  He goes and ends up spending the weekend with God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit.  I cried like a little baby to the point that I was embarrassed.  Lol.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Euan Buchan on April 11, 2017, 01:46:49 PM
The new Beauty & The Beast film wasn't too bad
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on April 17, 2017, 04:17:30 AM
Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. What a movie. I had to rewatch the last 20 minutes because I kept nodding off, which ruined the ending, but that speech was worth hearing again. I highly recommend this to anyone who hasn't seen it. The years have done nothing to diminish its message.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 17, 2017, 05:07:03 AM
^

An historically significant film.  I'm happy he had the courage to make it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on April 17, 2017, 05:18:26 AM
I've wanted to watch it since I first checked it out to a patron at the old job. I was reminded of that when it was mentioned in an article I read recently.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 17, 2017, 05:27:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GY1Xg6X20# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GY1Xg6X20#)

"We think too much and feel too little.  More than machinery we need humanity.  More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.  Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost..."

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on April 17, 2017, 11:04:13 PM
^^^^

I'll have to check that out; I've heard so many good things about it but have never seen it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on April 18, 2017, 04:21:03 AM
^^^^

I'll have to check that out; I've heard so many good things about it but have never seen it.

I hope you get the chance to watch it soon, Kathy.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on April 20, 2017, 09:30:59 AM
Watched lion,  interesting film,  we enjoyed it.
I would recommend it.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on September 20, 2017, 12:02:18 AM
I watched the latest Pirates of the Caribbean with my boys. Pretty non descript film although fun enough as these things are. But I'd forgotten that Paul had a cameo in it. Only lasted for thirty seconds or so and he was almost unrecognisable. Still. It was quite amusing and probably the best thirty seconds of acting in his career.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 20, 2017, 12:35:48 AM
I watched the latest Pirates of the Caribbean with my boys. Pretty non descript film although fun enough as these things are. But I'd forgotten that Paul had a cameo in it. Only lasted for thirty seconds or so and he was almost unrecognisable. Still. It was quite amusing and probably the best thirty seconds of acting in his career.

Quite timely, there matey, being Talk Like a Pirate a day and all.  icon_good
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on September 20, 2017, 01:35:03 AM
Quite timely, there matey, being Talk Like a Pirate a day and all.  icon_good

Aaarrrr. So it be.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on September 20, 2017, 03:12:36 AM
George would have appreciated today's commemoration.

https://youtu.be/_ACyZIXkHq0 (https://youtu.be/_ACyZIXkHq0)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Mr Mustard on September 20, 2017, 10:18:21 PM
Against my better judgement, I was persuaded to watch the new cinema release of "IT". In my opinion they missed the "SH" off the beginning of the film's title. What a load of garbage. That clown - supposed to be so frightening - reminded me of The Grinch in white makeup. The jumpy bits you could pre-empt a mile off and the scariest bit of the whole experience for me was the 2017 price of popcorn on the way in.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on September 20, 2017, 11:07:15 PM
Against my better judgement, I was persuaded to watch the new cinema release of "IT". In my opinion they missed the "SH" off the beginning of the film's title. What a load of garbage. That clown - supposed to be so frightening - reminded me of The Grinch in white makeup. The jumpy bits you could pre-empt a mile off and the scariest bit of the whole experience for me was the 2017 price of popcorn on the way in.

Haha, yeah there are so many lousy films made

My last cinema visit was to watch Dunkirk, which I thought was a fabulous film.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on September 21, 2017, 09:10:07 PM
Against my better judgement, I was persuaded to watch the new cinema release of "IT". In my opinion they missed the "SH" off the beginning of the film's title. What a load of garbage. That clown - supposed to be so frightening - reminded me of The Grinch in white makeup. The jumpy bits you could pre-empt a mile off and the scariest bit of the whole experience for me was the 2017 price of popcorn on the way in.


(http://advrider.com/styles/advrider_smilies/snork.gif)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 05, 2017, 01:38:13 AM
Against my better judgement, I was persuaded to watch the new cinema release of "IT". In my opinion they missed the "SH" off the beginning of the film's title. What a load of garbage. That clown - supposed to be so frightening - reminded me of The Grinch in white makeup. The jumpy bits you could pre-empt a mile off and the scariest bit of the whole experience for me was the 2017 price of popcorn on the way in.

I was so hoping to disagree with you, Mr. Mustard, because I really wanted to like this movie, but I was actually bored. The last third reminded me of the last part of Titanic, with Jack and Rose running around the lower corridors of the ship. <yawn>

You're right, the clown wasn't scary, and the jump scares were predictable and not that frightening.

It's a cliché, but the book (and even the TV version from 1990) were definitely better.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 05, 2017, 02:11:05 AM
([url]http://advrider.com/styles/advrider_smilies/snork.gif[/url])


Boy am I slow. I watched this little dude about ten times before I thought, “Oh yeah! Spit take.”
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 05, 2017, 02:49:19 AM

You're right, the clown wasn't scary, and the jump scares were predictable and not that frightening.


Would you say that the clown was more obnoxious than scary?
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 05, 2017, 02:59:25 AM
Would you say that the clown was more obnoxious than scary?

Hmmmm...I wouldn't say obnoxious; I'd probably choose the word silly, or maybe just dull. He was just kind of boring, like "Oh, look; there's Pennywise again," whereas the book gave me nightmares.

That's not to say I wouldn't run if I saw him in a dark alley, LOL, but Tim Curry's Pennywise in the TV version was scarier.

Have you seen the movie, Kelley? If so, I'd be curious to hear your opinion.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 05, 2017, 03:38:04 AM
...whereas the book gave me nightmares.

That's the beauty of reading books.  Imagination comes into play.  The story is always more vivid than the movie or TV treatment.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 05, 2017, 04:00:58 AM
Have you seen the movie, Kelley? If so, I'd be curious to hear your opinion.

No, I don’t do even silly and dull movies that were intended to be scary! But I have watched some of the Scary Movie series.  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 05, 2017, 04:12:40 AM
But I have watched some of the Scary Movie series.  ;D


Those were good!  The series would have been nuthin' without...


(https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/scary-movie-anna-faris.jpg)



 icon_good
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 11, 2017, 01:57:31 AM
After Hours


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz5Az0IsDl4# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz5Az0IsDl4#)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPMDA9N1itk# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPMDA9N1itk#)


You gotta love Teri Garr.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Dcazz on October 11, 2017, 04:52:11 PM
LIFE - Best Sci-Fi I've seen in years. Crazy ending!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on October 12, 2017, 02:30:41 AM
LIFE - Best Sci-Fi I've seen in years. Crazy ending!

I enjoyed it but I thought the plot got more barmy as it went on LOL

Still the best space film for me was Event Horizon
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 16, 2017, 04:25:03 AM
Back To The Future, earlier today...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yGZ2fQfM-A# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yGZ2fQfM-A#)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kswK2aI08# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kswK2aI08#)


Always a favorite movie for me.



(http://i66.tinypic.com/2d7hj4g.jpg)



(http://i64.tinypic.com/wc1n5f.jpg)



(http://i68.tinypic.com/211tniw.jpg)



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Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Normandie on October 17, 2017, 01:34:57 AM
Back To The Future, earlier today...

Always a favorite movie for me.


Me, too! Great movie.

None of the YouTube clips are showing up on my screen, for some reason.  roll:)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on October 17, 2017, 01:52:31 AM
Great board Baz
Do you still ride it to work ?

That carpet is famous now, you should auction it at Sotheby's when the time comes  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 17, 2017, 02:07:44 AM
Me, too! Great movie.

None of the YouTube clips are showing up on my screen, for some reason.  roll:)

For some reason videos are not showing up with Internet Explorer anymore, Kathleen.  Try logging in with Firefox and you'll see them.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 17, 2017, 02:15:03 AM
Great board Baz
Do you still ride it to work ?

Yes, Kev, as long as I can grab onto a jeep going my way.  ;)

I've had that board since 1985.  I slapped some Madrid stickers on it to make it look like Marty's.  I can even step on it to flip it up into my hand!  ;D


That carpet is famous now, you should auction it at Sotheby's when the time comes  ;D

 ;D

Yes.  When the time comes.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 17, 2017, 02:25:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1i5coU-0_Q# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1i5coU-0_Q#)

I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet.  But your kids are gonna love it.



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Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 17, 2017, 02:47:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzklMXES1BU# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzklMXES1BU#)

Just look at that look Lorraine gives George at 2:39    icon_good



I love this movie!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 17, 2017, 03:00:55 AM
Yes, that's the power of love...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCkgYhtz64U# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCkgYhtz64U#)



:)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 17, 2017, 03:33:57 AM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2pycn7t.jpg)


What a great trip!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on October 17, 2017, 10:56:50 PM
Me, too! Great movie.

None of the YouTube clips are showing up on my screen, for some reason.  roll:)

As Barry said its probably IE

I use google chrome as a browser, much better than IE I find

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 17, 2017, 11:19:05 PM
Right, Kev.  I have to use Internet Explorer to remotely access my hospitals' mainframes.  IE works best with Cerner and Epic, the EMR used in those hospitals.

IE11 suddenly stopped displaying embedded YouTube videos a few weeks ago.  Firefox displays them.  And, obviously, so does Google Chrome.

We might need to update this Forum's SMF Version.  I'll send a PM to Dmitry.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 22, 2017, 01:42:31 AM
To while away the time being on call, I just watched these two movies back-to-back...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckUDcWIm4DQ# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckUDcWIm4DQ#)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJbQheg8nAY# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJbQheg8nAY#)





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqt-O9F6AkQ# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqt-O9F6AkQ#)


Two great movies with great actors!!   icon_good
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 22, 2017, 02:10:04 AM
Warren Beatty pretty much kept to the original script but with a few digressions like this...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fEjN5m4ds&t=81s# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fEjN5m4ds&t=81s#)


I love that scene!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 22, 2017, 02:50:04 AM
I knew Heaven Can Wait was a remake but I didn’t know the original had a different title. I hope your on call time is quiet, Barry.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 22, 2017, 03:28:23 AM
I knew Heaven Can Wait was a remake but I didn’t know the original had a different title. I hope your on call time is quiet, Barry.


It's been pretty quiet, Kelley.

There was a 1943 movie called Heaven Can Wait but it had a different storyline...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66yMA8xWCH4# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66yMA8xWCH4#)


A great comedy with a great cast.


(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/8e/c9/fc/8ec9fc0599a9f8b73278963dbed8a180--heaven-can-wait-gene-tierney.jpg)


Gene Tierney was gorgeous!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 22, 2017, 04:08:24 AM
It's been pretty quiet, Kelley.

That’s good.

Quote
There was a 1943 movie called Heaven Can Wait but it had a different storyline...

Yes, quite different! I know it wasn’t meant to be funny in the way I took it but I like the line, “If you want to win a girl you have to have lots of beetles.”  ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 22, 2017, 04:31:21 AM
Yes, quite different! I know it wasn’t meant to be funny in the way I took it but I like the line, “If you want to win a girl you have to have lots of beetles.”  ;D

When I was a kid, I gravitated toward girls like Little Mary.  She was cool!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 22, 2017, 04:40:25 AM
You might not have liked me very much. My mom said I was playing in the sandbox when she heard this terrible screaming. She thought I’d hurt myself but all it turned out to be was a worm crawling across the sand. Not too cool!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 22, 2017, 04:50:21 AM
The poor worm!  Stuck in that sandbox where it would never survive.  You should have picked it up and put it under some bushes so it could make a good home.  :)

But for me, the true test if a girl was cool was to find the ugliest insect I could and walk up to her and say "Here, this is for you."  If she didn't scream, she was cool.   icon_good
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 22, 2017, 04:54:57 AM
Where I lived, there were always plenty of these around...


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Praying_mantis_india.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 22, 2017, 05:01:48 AM
Eww! If I saw that in my house I’d catch it in a jar and throw it outside...quickly!
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 23, 2017, 03:15:03 AM
We also had a good supply of Rolly Polly bugs...


(http://girardmeister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Rolly-Polly.jpg)


 ;D
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 23, 2017, 04:26:20 AM
And Luna Moth caterpillars...


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6086/6114469715_92393c7363_b.jpg)





But they turned out pretty...


(https://fthmb.tqn.com/-Ti2c-CC8R51SAe80tUoel4Q45w=/2560x1706/filters:fill(auto,1)/85455257-56a709dc5f9b58b7d0e6347e.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on October 23, 2017, 04:45:00 AM
We also had a good supply of Rolly Polly bugs...
 ;D

Cute name; gross bug.  :P

I don’t mind caterpillars too much because I love butterflies. They're a symbol of resurrection so seeing one feels like a visit from one soul or another.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 19, 2017, 06:43:42 AM
Le Ballon Rouge


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDtl4w6cjoE# (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDtl4w6cjoE#)
1956

A young boy befriends a red balloon.  A timeless and moving classic!    icon_good
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: tkitna on November 20, 2017, 03:18:32 AM
Thor: Ragnorak.  I enjoyed it.  A lot of humor, but it delivered.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: Moogmodule on November 20, 2017, 04:49:47 AM
I saw Thor as well recently. It was good fun. Balanced the action and comic bits pretty well I thought.

Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: In My Life on November 23, 2017, 05:34:12 AM
It’s the 30th anniversary of that Thanksgiving classic “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. We’ve been watching it annually for at least 20 of those years.
Title: Re: Last movies you saw & what you thought of them
Post by: nimrod on November 25, 2017, 12:49:25 AM
Enemy

The weirdest ending Ive ever seen

good film