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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:08 am

Watched The Castle of Cagliostro a couple nights ago. Fun plot, a bit more elevated than the other Lupin the III content, and you can see the gestation of the Miyazaki genius that was to come.

Also, last night I watched Let the Right One In. Highly creepy, especially with the classic Scandinavian pacing. I really liked that it put everything in a moral gray zone, where the protagonists are both likable and amoral. Plus, lots of controversial sexuality. Not surprised that part got neutered in the American remake.

However, I can't help but think I'm missing some symbolism in the movie. The references to Russians and Communism, the foreign teacher, the general uselessness of the adults. I feel like there's more there than what I was picking up on.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby FaithfulPirate42 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:47 am

I just watched 127 hours, which was good. The guy hiked out of the Grand Canyon, dehydrated, malnourished, extremely fatigued, and missing an arm. Samuel L. Jackson should be taking BAMF lessons from him.

I also watched Hellraiser, which I had managed to not see up until now. I wish it had stayed that way. I've seen movies that made absolutely no sense, but this was worse. This movie made negative sense. Normally I like bad movies. I loved Megashark vs. Giant Octopus, as I believe I've mentioned before. Bad horror movies though, always seem to disappoint more than bad movies of any other genre, and this one did so with a vengeance. It was worse than 28 Days Later, and I really hate that movie. To be fair though, it wasn't quite as bad as Transmorphers, so I guess it could have been worse. Not by much though.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:30 am

FaithfulPirate42 wrote:I just watched 127 hours, which was good. The guy hiked out of the Grand Canyon, dehydrated, malnourished, extremely fatigued, and missing an arm. Samuel L. Jackson should be taking BAMF lessons from him.


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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Julius Aurora » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:49 am

I remember when the book for that was required reading back in high school. Wasn't half bad indeed. Hope the movie lives up to it.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:52 am

Julius Aurora wrote:I remember when the book for that was required reading back in high school. Wasn't half bad indeed. Hope the movie lives up to it.


Are you telling us there's a film called:

Missin an arm matey...Yaaargh he was lucky!

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Julius Aurora » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:56 am

Bill Raisch played an excellent lead character. Plot wasn't entirely there though.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby bacon » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:05 am

Took the cabin boys to see Paul the other day. Had some funny moments, but wasn't terrific. It did have an ongoing theme of ID v Evolution going on.

Regarding the earlier discussion about UFOs, I saw a great documentary on the origin of the flying saucer in our culture and it traces back to the Nazis. Wish I could remember the name of it, but it all boils down to developing military weaponry.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby FaithfulPirate42 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:33 am

I watched The Goods last night. Aside from Craig Robinson's character (DJ Request, who refused to play anybody's requests, and in fact played pretty much the exact opposite of whatever they wanted to hear), the movie was pretty terrible.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Rainswept » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:33 pm

Caught "Limitless" today and enjoyed it.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Julius Aurora » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:57 am

Rainswept wrote:Caught "Limitless" today and enjoyed it.


That wasn't a half bad film. Saw it the other day with the adjustment bureau. Also not too bad. Both had excellent concepts, but could have used them a tad more creatively though, in both films I thought.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Arkaeon » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:13 am

bacon: if you ever want WAY TOO FRAGGING MUCH INFO on UFO crap, I have it all... up... here! (points to head) Ok, maybe not all of it, because paranoid schizophrenic suckers make stuff up faster than it's possible to read it, but, as Lord Nikon said, approximately, in Hackers: "I don't know how much I got, but it's a lot. I think it's giving me a migraine."

I just watched Clint Eastwood's great story of an elemental (mountain spirit) avenger "Pale Rider." (Then I threw in the star-studded feel-good western "Silverado" for comic relief so I wouldn't obsess on Pale Rider too much.) Pale Rider was basically Clint's more approachable sequel to "High Plains Drifter" and although I doubt he would put it quite that way, it's really the same theme. His penchant for playing unnamed characters / ethereal manifestations is ironically funny to me.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby gronank » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:29 am

Arkaeon wrote:bacon: if you ever want WAY TOO FRAGGING MUCH INFO on UFO crap, I have it all... up... here! (points to head) Ok, maybe not all of it, because paranoid schizophrenic suckers make stuff up faster than it's possible to read it, but, as Lord Nikon said, approximately, in Hackers: "I don't know how much I got, but it's a lot. I think it's giving me a migraine."

It is not suprising that there are som many alien stories out there.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby bacon » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:05 am

Arkaeon wrote:I just watched Clint Eastwood's great story of an elemental (mountain spirit) avenger "Pale Rider." (Then I threw in the star-studded feel-good western "Silverado" for comic relief so I wouldn't obsess on Pale Rider too much.) Pale Rider was basically Clint's more approachable sequel to "High Plains Drifter" and although I doubt he would put it quite that way, it's really the same theme. His penchant for playing unnamed characters / ethereal manifestations is ironically funny to me.



I thought I was the only one who watched Silverado. Nice to see someone else out there likes that one.

Reminds me that I haven't watched The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in quite some time. . . might be something to do today.

The UFO phenomena is quite interesting to me on the psychological level. When the sighting first started the culture at the time was focused on aliens. Look at what a lot of the popular movies were - not only in the US, but in Japan as well - stories of space ships, aliens landing and strange monsters. The documentary I was referring to, was based on the actual Nazi attempt to create a military airplane that was circular in shape and could lift off the ground vertically. It looked exactly like the UFOs that people claim to see near Area 51. There is documentation of the mechanicals that went behind building it as well prototypes. Not surprising that the US would try and build their own and not at all surprising that if one would crash that the first on the scene would be the government cleaning up their mess and preventing any details of their work to be hushed up before their work could be stolen. It was great that the public bought the UFO story so easily and to this day still believe it.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:08 pm

Watched Toy Story 3. Here's my thoughts on the most important scenes of the movie: [SPOILER]OMG Totoro! Totoro Totoro Totoro Totoro!!![/SPOILER]
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ravi Oli » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:01 am

Arkaeon wrote:I just watched Clint Eastwood's great story of an elemental (mountain spirit) avenger "Pale Rider."

You know if you play 'Go ahead... make my day' backwards Clint is saying 'may the FSM touch you' :haha:
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