The last movie you saw in the theater

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

  1. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report! Thread Starter

    Grout seeing three films in the theater today. The first was Hidden Blade, a drama about Manchuria in the events leading up to World War II and the aftermath during starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai.

    Great acting, although I felt we missed quite a lot by not being terribly familiar with the history of China and Japan. Incredibly complicated and shifting alliances.

    We tried to see this a week ago, but the digital print had the wrong aspect ratio information, and had the English subtitles cut off. The projectionist figured it out, and the second showing had the subtitles, but we weren't able to see it that day, fortunately it's stayed around for a week.
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  2. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    Hollywood babylon...

    loved it
  3. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

    New Braunfels, TX
    Knock At The Cabin

    Very intense, gripping and disturbing psychological thriller that plays like an old Twilight Zone episode similar to The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street.

    It also raises questions concerning being careful from where we establish fact from conspiracy in the era of deep fake on a Jim Jones cult level of dread and terror.

    Very smart movie in my opinion.
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  4. Thar’s a pet peeve of mine that and people who actually are talking In the theater on their phones.
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  5. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I'll pass..
    Knock at the Cabin movie review (2023) | Roger Ebert
  6. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report! Thread Starter

    We just saw our second of three films in the theater, a Bollywood movie Shehzada.

    Nothing special, but enjoyable enough.
  7. florandia

    florandia Forum Resident

    We went to see the latest Jurassic Park back last year in the faint hope that Jeff Goldblum got eaten by a velociraptor .
    No such luck, maybe the next one.....
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  8. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report! Thread Starter

    Here's this incredibly weird part, we see three the five movies in the theater a week, and this never happens in our experience.

    Can we please not use this thread to trash the theatrical experience? This is for those of us who love it.
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  9. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report! Thread Starter

    Our third film of the day was Marlowe.

    We saw it mainly because it was a Neil Jordan film, and he's done great stuff before. Unfortunately this wasn't great stuff.

    Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and and Jessica Lange in a Chandler story by somebody who's definitely not Chandler. I would have liked to have seen Neeson play the lead in a real Philip Marlowe story.
  10. I wasn’t planning to.
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  11. That’s too bad. I’m a fan of Jordan’s films.
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  12. A bit of advice. Avoid 4D theaters where I saw Ant-Man; I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride and it made it difficult to just enjoy the film. Stationary seats are fine for me. I swear whomever programs the ‘ride’ has no idea what they are doing.

    Back to your regularly scheduled program.
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  13. head_unit

    head_unit Senior Member

    Los Angeles CA USA
    We saw Puss In Boots: The Last Wish in a theatre. It was entertaining and funny, and even though in a way it would be fine to see at home, it's just not the same to see anything at home. I really want to see The Quiet Girl though it is not playing too near here, and some other Irish films if they come nearby. (Why? Because we vacationed in Ireland during the pandemic and it was just wonderful! Highly recommended, especially the Blarney Castle and the pollinator garden/cafe/castle in Dublin's Phoenix Park).
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  14. oldcurmudgeon

    oldcurmudgeon Anti-audiophile Extraordinaire

    La chatte à deux têtes (English title: Porn Theatre) in a little cinema in Aubenas during the couple of years I lived there. I distinctly remember thinking to go because I heard a Stereolab song where Laetitia sang "Why don't you ring friends up, go for a few drinks and then go see a movie?" and I thought okay, Laetitia, you're on.
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  15. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    Jesus Revolution
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  16. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Does Jesus stand on a platform that rotates?
  17. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    This is what I saw over the weekend as well. My first movie in a theater since last summer. Without talking about the obvious faith-based aspect of it, I thought it was very good and everyone in the cast was great.
  18. SmallDarkCloud

    SmallDarkCloud Forum Resident

    Last movie I saw in a theater was a screening of Jaws, in a 35mm print, on Saturday. The audience looked like hip people who knew the movie very well. Just like me, in other words. We all jumped and laughed at the right moments that we've probably watched a thousand times already, anyway. Also, hearing the sound (not just John Williams's score, but all of the soundtrack) in a theater was a great experience. Especially the krill(?) you hear even before the first shot of the film. So was seeing that shooting star (twice).

    Last new movie I've seen in a theater was M3gan (loved it).
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  19. Roman Potato Chip

    Roman Potato Chip Not Harvey Keitel

    United States
    Cocaine Bear

    It was a good time. Nice to see Ray Liotta on the big screen again. Hella violent, kinda funny, not great, but definitely worth the price of admission.
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  20. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    I remember that Jesus movement, or revolution, very well. It was happening up here at the same time. I met several people then that had moved up here from Eureka Cal. and were planting churches. What did you think of the movie?
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  21. MichaelH

    MichaelH Forum Resident

    Funny I'm a huge fan of Christian movies, but for some reason that movie just doesn't interest me in the least. Seems about as dull as that Jesus music documentary that came out last year.
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  22. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    It was very emotional. Great cast! Very well done.
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  23. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report! Thread Starter

    It got a great review from both critics on Filmweek.

    FilmWeek: ‘Cocaine Bear,’ ‘Jesus Revolution,’ ‘We Have A Ghost’ and More - FilmWeek

    The gist was that it would please the intended audience, but also be enjoyable to people who were outside of the intended audience.

    My wife and I are non-believers, but the review was good enough that we are interested in seeing it.
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  24. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hmm, I really liked the documentary and I really liked the new movie too. The original movement was before my time so a lot of this is new to me.
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  25. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    I think you would really like it.

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