What's The Last Movie You Saw?

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby tris » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:02 pm

"Moon" with Sam Rockwell and directed by David Bowies's son... I thought it might be a downer, being directed by the offspring of a celeb, but actually it was shot-hot... alot of tension and interest, all sustained by Sam alone... well, I say alone in the sense that he was the only actor but... well you'll have to see the movie to understand that he wasn't really alone in the film! Sam Rockwell is such a great actor... I love his desperate smile which makes you want to pat him and give him a dog biscuit!
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:51 am

watching "dawn of the dead" again right now!!
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Valanthe » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:56 pm

Watching TNT's annual broadcast of The Wizard of Oz. It's a fun film, but I do like the book(s) better.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:35 pm

Office Space. Some hilarious moments, on the whole mediocre.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Edd » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:08 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Just bought The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell Of Fear, and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult on DVD for £5 in a bin at the supermarket checkout. Nice beaver...

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ubi Dubium » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:07 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:Office Space. Some hilarious moments, on the whole mediocre.


We also saw Kiki's Delivery Service. Cute and fun. Not Miyazaki's best, but worthwhile all the same. I still prefer the wild sense of imagination we saw in Totoro and Spirited Away.

Office Space is better for memorable quotes and individual great moments than it is for the storyline.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:49 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:Just bought The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell Of Fear, and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult on DVD for £5 in a bin at the supermarket checkout. Nice beaver...

The third one is a bit rubbish but the first two are great.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby ubidubikid #1 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:31 pm

Ubi Dubium wrote:
We also saw Kiki's Delivery Service. Cute and fun. Not Miyazaki's best, but worthwhile all the same. I still prefer the wild sense of imagination we saw in Totoro and Spirited Away.


I prefer Princess Mononoke myself. Very different from the others. More violence, a slightly less rambleing plot, and instead of nearly everyone being helpful allies exept for a few very clear villans, everyone seem to fall into a shade of grey, everyone on their own side, which was not good or evil, but simply may have had some goals that conflicted with that of others.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Rainswept » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:05 pm

Saw Avatar the other night. I really wanted to like it, but I am just sick of movies where mankind, technology, and corporations are all evil. There were hundreds of humans in the film, and maybe 5 or 6 were represented with anything remotely resembling a single moral characteristic. Seriously, 99% of them were written as pure, cliched evil. The aliens, of course, were multilayered, thoughtful, honorable, charitable, knew far more about how everything really works than the people, and had not a single noticeable flaw other than not being able to judge just how evil mankind was.

If that stuff doesn't bug you like it does me, it was an ok movie. All the standard over-the-top writing they put in action movies is included... (Why the hell would giant robot exoskeletons come equipped with oversized, close quarters Rambo-knives?!?)
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Valanthe » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:13 am

Saw the George C. Scott version of A Christmas Carol on AMC the other night. I think it's the first one I saw, so it tends to be near and dear to my heart.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ubi Dubium » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:36 am

Valanthe wrote:Saw the George C. Scott version of A Christmas Carol on AMC the other night. I think it's the first one I saw, so it tends to be near and dear to my heart.


I've seen so many versions of that, but George C. Scott's version is by far the best. It's about the only one where Scrooge is played as a person and not a caricature. Michael Caine also did a good job with it, but buried in the Muppet version it's hard to notice.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:46 pm

Watched "Music From Another Room". One of the best love stories ever.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:48 am

Watched "Inglourious Basterds." I think it's a good film if you view as what most of Tarantino's films are: a meta-film making commentary about film genres. In that frame of mind, it hit all the points about how WWII has come to be depicted in popular culture. The Jew/Nazi role reversal, in particular, had a depth of meaning that was impressive.
I also found the whole bit where the nazi officer makes the comparison of King Kong to the experience of the African slave coming to America spot on, and showed Tarantino's voice coming through the script (he likes to find these things in movies).
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Clifford » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:30 pm

Have any of you watched Avatar yet? As ever there are mixed reviews, but the general picture I'm getting is it's great but rather tree-huggy.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:03 am

I just got done with The Hangover. After all the hype, it was good, but not great. I liked it but the good bits were seperated by some annoyingly wide stretches of.....nothing.
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