The last movie you saw in the theater

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Chris DeVoe, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I know there's a very popular thread already about what the last movie you saw was, but 99% of that seems to be watching on television. I'm more interested in what was the last film you saw in the theater.

    All that counts on this one is films you actually saw in a movie theater.

    And can we please not have a discussion about why you haven't gone to the theater in years?

    I saw two films in the theater today.

    The first was The Sisters Brothers, a very unusual Western starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly about a couple of hired killers as part of AMC's 5 Dollar Tuesday program at the Rosemont 14. I was literally the only person in the theater, so for five bucks I had an astounding private screening room.

    The second was a screening of The Man with the Iron Fists at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center.
     
  2. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Forum Resident

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    Last weekend I saw Can You Ever Forgive Me. Good movie with some flaws, but a very good performance from Melissa McCarthy,
     
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  3. Donniej

    Donniej Senior Member

    Last for me was the new Blade Runner.
    :hide: I do prefer to watch at home.. especially with my new OLED tv...:hide:
     
  4. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Seriously? Can't get to a second reply without someone bringing up TV? Sorry but watching a movie on the TV set is just...watching...TV. Your OLED TV is just a television set, while the movie I saw was on a 35-foot wide screen.

    Please let us movie watchers have this one. Thanks.
     
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  5. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I haven't seen that one yet, but I love Richard E. Grant.
     
  6. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yesterday I saw three films, two of which were terrible and one of which was great.

    The first was Bullitt County. Absolute dreck, poorly written and directed, and I felt bad for the actors.

    The third was Silencio, which couldn't figure out if it was science fiction, family drama or a ghost story.

    But in the middle of this turd burger was a truly great film, The Hate U Give. I can't recommend it highly enough, and I'm sure it's going to be recognized come Awards season. Amazing performance by the 16 year old lead, who witnesses a police shooting. Great work all around, deeply moving.
     
  7. Al Smith

    Al Smith Forum Resident

    Ladies In Black - new Australian film by Bruce Beresford.

    Revolves around the lives of 4 women who work in a classy Sydney Department store in 1959, with an unusual focus on Eastern European migration to Australia.

    It’s beautifully filmed and performed, and deliciously old fashioned in it’s approach - nothing is over the top dramatically and a welcome change from sex, death and violence tropes.

    Also stars Nicholas Hammond who some of you may recall from The Sound Of Music or the 70s Spiderman films.

    Last before that was Black Klansan - which I found impressive, the vignette styled silhouetted faces of the rally audience early in the piece particularly effective on the big screen.
     
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  8. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I will definitely keep an eye out for Ladies In Black. I loved BlackkKlansman too.
     
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  9. eric777

    eric777 Rock Star

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    The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Yes, it's been that long.
     
  10. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    First Man. Before that, Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri.
     
  11. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Last weekend, Tea with The Dames, excellent
     
  12. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Forum Resident

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    He was very good in Can You Ever Forgive Me as well, as was Jane Curtain in her relatively small role (I hadn't seen her do anything for a long time).
     
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  13. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    The Happy Prince
     
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  14. SKBubba

    SKBubba Forum Resident

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    We went to see The First Man a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time we've been to a theater in about a decade. Pretty good movie. Saw it on AMC "BigD" gigantic screen format. Picture quality was ok, sound was great. Large, comfy lean-back chairs were nice. There were only three other people. With tickets and snacks, it cost us $51. Yikes!
     
  15. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    Nearly every movie I watch is front projected. I last screened Twelve Monkeys which was just released by Arrow. Good lord. Amazing!
     
  16. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

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    Captain Ron in 1992. Somebody beat that.
     
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  17. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    If you see it at home, it doesn't count.
     
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  18. The Hud

    The Hud No More Mr. Nice Guy

    I think it was Venom.

    I really want to see First Man in the theater.
     
  19. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    So far, Halloween.

    Next one I plan to see is Widows.
     
  20. TheVU

    TheVU Forum Resident

    Halloween. It was a blast! The first time in those reclining chairs. Which is super nice if you’re tall like me.

    Before that was a rerun of American Psycho.

    I love the theater, and it’s effect on the experience of seeing a film. Full immersion!
     
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  21. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Vickie and I will probably see that one Friday.
     
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  22. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    Seabrook, TX, USA
    A Star is Born - the Bradley Cooper version, to clarify.
     
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  23. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Were Ally's songs once she was successful deliberately bad?
     
  24. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    That was my impression.
     
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  25. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    You should hurry. It needs a big screen and a big sound system. My wife was lucky enough to see it in IMAX (the real IMAX at Navy Pier.)
     
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