The last movie you watched was...? (take five)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. TeleStrat

    TeleStrat Senior Member

    Norwalk, CA
    Kong: Skull Island
    I can't count the number of versions I have seen of King Kong so I wasn't expecting to enjoy this one as much as I did.
    It has a good cast but John C. Reilly steals almost every scene he's in.
  2. eric777

    eric777 Rock Star

    The Assignment starring Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez

    The Good: This film has two of my favorite actresses and an excellent plot. Michelle Rodriguez manages to make her character very believable.

    The Bad: This film was ruined by a short running time. The more characters and complexity of a plot, the longer the film needs to be. The action in this film feels rushed. Sigourney Weaver's character spends more time telling us how much of a narcissist she is through a heavy amount of dialog then she does showing it through acting. Also, several other characters in this film really needed more screen time. I chalk all these issues up to a short running time.
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  3. mr_spenalzo

    mr_spenalzo Forum Resident

    Himmel uber Berlin
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  4. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    The Machinist (2004)

    Christian Bale was pretty good. Role probably prepared him to some degree for The Fighter (2010), where he was brilliant.
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  5. TimM

    TimM Forum Resident

    Dayton Ohio
    Money Monster - 2016 - A lot of talent involved for a very average movie IMHO.
    Fathers Little Dividend - 1951
  6. xdawg

    xdawg I heard it on the X

    Roswell, GA, USA
    "The Wings Of Eagles" - John Wayne
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  7. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    The Founder (McDonald's movie about Ray Kroc)
  8. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    "Diary of a Wimpy Kid-The Long Haul"
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  9. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Forum Resident

    Hacksaw Ridge
  10. Road Ratt

    Road Ratt Forum Resident

    The Man with One Red Shoe
  11. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    "White Tiger". Russian WW2 film about a mysterious German tank that dominates the battlefield, and a surviving Russian tank driver who seems to be spiritually connected to it.
    Highly unusual war movie, more about the philosophy of war than just about battles.

  12. TeleStrat

    TeleStrat Senior Member

    Norwalk, CA
    King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
    Directed by Guy Ritchie
  13. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk Well-Known Member

    Colossal -- superb! Although it starts out pretty fun, it gets pretty dark, but I like dark.
    A fantastic meditation on alcoholism and abuse.

    The Circle -- a bit heavy-handed, but wasn't Orwell heavy-handed? Emma Watson and Tom Hanks were perfectly cast, but I was also pleasantly surprised by Karen Gillian's and Patton Oswalt's presence, and they were perfect for their roles, too.
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  14. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    "Planet of the Vampires" (Mario Bava, 1965) No-budget Spanish/Italian Sci-Fi that has elements of "Alien" in it: spaceship arrives on planet after emergency call, and so forth.
    Bava tries hard to make the cardboard sets look good with lighting and smoke, but the acting and dialogue are appalling, truly grade-school level. The possible connection to "Alien" is interesting, though.
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Shallow Hal Blu-Ray...haven't watched this in years...did anyone notice the Paltrow naked crotch shot at 111:46? (she fall backwards on the bench after it breaks from the weight) then a few seconds later she's wearing purple underwear...
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  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Machinist:incredible role...
  17. andybeau

    andybeau Forum Resident

    Coventry, UK
    Kong Skull Island DVD very good
  18. Road Ratt

    Road Ratt Forum Resident

  19. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    "Attack" (Robert Aldrich, 1956). Superbly cynical and well-acted study of cowardice and power games in US army during WW2.
    Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert and Jack Palance, among others, in a film shot on a shoestring and with no army help (due to the script.)
    Highly recommended.
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  20. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

    Christian lost over 60 pounds for The Machinist (he's scary thin!). Then he gained 100 pounds of muscle in 6 months to play Batman in Batman Begins.

    The dude takes his roles seriously!
  21. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    "It Follows" (2015)
    After a one-night stand, a teenage girl is pursued relentlessly by a murderous spirit. Is there such a thing as an "STG" (Sexually Transmitted Ghost)?
    This movie got a lot of rave reviews when it came out but I thought it was "meh." The concept is interesting but aside from a couple of creepy bits it mostly runs around in circles. Pass.
  22. TeleStrat

    TeleStrat Senior Member

    Norwalk, CA
    The Hunter's Prayer (DVD 2017)
    Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush
  23. Once Bitten with Lauren Hutton and James Carrey
  24. Whale Rider

    Why Keisha Castle-Hughes isn't a huge star right now is a mystery to me. She was great in it.
    One of my faves.
  25. RickH

    RickH Forum Resident

    Raleigh, NC
    Annabelle Creation

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