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

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

  1. Projectman

    Projectman Active Member

    The Departed. Never seen it before!
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  2. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    The Big Sick (2017)

    Acting poor and generally didn't come together very well. Shame since it's a neat story.
  3. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Goodfellas... but without a clever script, great performances or a smart, hip soundtrack.
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  4. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    Murder Tornadoes...good one :righton:.
  5. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff Thread Starter

    Livonia, MI
    I disagree and think that Holly Hunter is a great actress. ;)
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  6. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot not pepsi cola, more like holy water

    Charlotte Area
    I suggest watching Saving Grace, if you haven't already. It's one of the best tv shows that most people will never watch because it has an angel (Leon Rippy of all people) but you'll love Holly Hunter even more after seeing it.
  7. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Yeah, we were also delighted by Big Sick, and felt acting was fine for the balance of "storytelling" vs. "docudrama". Not one of the year's 10 best, but I wouldn't be squeamish if it got onto somebody's 25 Best list...

    Anyway, my latest was Greta Gerwig's Lady-Bird. I've already posted a quick review in the movie's thread here, but I just want to say, Saorise's makeup is marvelous! You would almost believe there is an alternative version of Saorise Ronan on another Earth in which the actress is relatively "plain", rather than radient. Is that fake acne? Wow. The only crime in this movie, is that Gerwig is apparently sitting on the wrong side of the camera, done a fine job directing, but sadly robbing us of getting to see her. :shrug:

    Also, +1 on Holly Hunter totally rocking Saving Grace!
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  8. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    "Taxi Driver." Even better than I remembered. Deserves all the praise it gets and then some. Funny, disturbing, insane. A wonderful blend of cynical humor and urban horror. The perfect New York movie! I seriously doubt you could even get this movie made in America today with the Jodi Foster subplot. Shame. Brut reality is so interesting.
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  9. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    And now "12 Years a Slave." I never caught it before. It's entertaining, I'll say that. I'm not sure it's entertaining in a good way, exactly. There's an under taste of exploitation cinema that I couldn't get around. But that actress from "American Horror Story," Sarah Paulson, saves the day by showing up. She's the perfect Southern belle witch. Ha! But maybe that's what's wrong with the film, it felt almost too horrific -- a little over the top.
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  10. DLD

    DLD Forum Resident

    Dallas, Tx
    The Big Sick and Wind River (back to back). Both very good-excellent.
  11. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

    Such a great movie. It really captures the gritty, grimy side of 70s New York. You can almost sympathize with Travis Bickle's urge to wash the streets clean of the "filth".

    Love the scene where he takes Cybill Shepherd to the the movies. It genuinely doesn't cross his mind that taking a classy lady to a porn flick, especially on a first date, is wildly inappropriate. He just figures, "hey I like this movie, she will too".

    Also like the scene where Martin Scorsese plays a taxi passenger. If he hadn't gone into filmmaking, Marty might've been a good actor.
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  12. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Forum Resident

    West Germany,NRW
    and revisited:
  13. The Dark Backward
  14. xdawg

    xdawg Skating away...........

    Roswell, GA, USA
    "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
  15. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

    Lowell, MA
    I thought she was pretty great in Always.
  16. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    I've got some former store rental videotape of "Helter Skelter" I picked up laying around. The VHS case is labled: "RARE! UNCUT GERMAN RELEASE" and the threat of a $250 fine if you lost it. Ha! I don't know what the hyperbole is about, if any. Any idea?
  17. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    la la land...........watching as i type.

    wonderful movie, so much better than 'moonlight' .
  18. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Forum Resident

    West Germany,NRW
    No clue what that $250 fine thing means.

    I've seen the US version (running time was 184 minutes) while the so-called Uncut German release seems to be a few minutes shorter. :shrug:
  19. Michael

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

    Moonlight & Mistletoe
  20. Michael

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

    did you enjoy it?
  21. Michael

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

    just hype back then...
  22. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Remember The Titans (Blu-ray)
  23. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident


    There's probably some nude scene...
  24. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    "The Bounty Man" starring Clint Walker
  25. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    A couple of cool documentaries this weekend:

    "The Image Revolution" (2015)
    In 1992, seven of Marvel Comics' most popular artists abruptly left to start their own independent company - Image Comics. Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri and the rest changed the comic book industry landscape forever when titles like Spawn, Youngblood, WildC.A.T.S., The Savage Dragon, and CyberForce became instant best sellers and left "the big two" comic companies eating Image's dust.
    The ride didn't last forever, though, and this documentary shows not only Image's rapid rise, but their near-collapse in the late '90s and subsequent rebirth in the '00s thanks to new hits like The Walking Dead. Overall this is a cool, entertaining history lesson for comic fanboys.

    "Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show" (2017)
    A behind-the-scenes look at the strange saga of 1996's "The Dana Carvey Show." The former "SNL" star was at his peak of fame at the time and he wanted to bring edgy, late-night style counterculture sketch comedy to prime time TV... which failed miserably. However, after its legendary crash-and-burn many of the show's young, unknown supporting cast and staff members ended up going on to much bigger things in the 2000s, like Steve Carell, Louis C.K. and Stephen Colbert. I had only the vaguest memories of the "Dana Carvey Show," but this doc was packed with plenty of clips from the program to fill in the gaps for me. "Too Funny to Fail" is an interesting study of a show that may have been too hip for the room in '96 but it would probably be a well-received cult hit if it premiered today.

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