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

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  1. Tajo1960

    Tajo1960 Well-Known Member

  2. jason88cubs

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  3. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. I like music; I worship no musicians.

    I wasn't planning on watching anything but I couldn't go back to sleep so I watched this DVD that came with the Easter Parade Blu-ray;
    Judy Garland: By Myself (2004, American Masters).

    Overall really excellent documentary, though it surely leaves out some things (I wouldn't know what besides some films, like not mentioning Pigskin Parade or Gay Purr-ee, etc)
    I can relate to what was planted in that poor girl's brain when she was young, when she was in her teens.
    And I agree with the comment that she didn't sing daintily, not singing "like a girl" but singing like a man, like Sinatra would - just attacking the song, giving it all the heart and soul and power it deserved.

    Anyway this was really great. A PBS thing. Some things are skimmed over (like her daughters, say), while a wealth of time spent on A Star Is Born, but I guess no documentary can be perfect. It was a hell of a lot better than other documentaries I've seen on other performers were. American Masters was always pretty great I recall (Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, etc).
    116 mins.
  4. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

    San Antonio, TX
    We watched Crimson Peak last night on Netflix. It was supposed to be a Horror film and it had some supernatural elements, but it was more of a drama with supernatural overtones. Better than I thought it would be. Very stylish, well paced and fine actors.
  5. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    Anatomy of a Murder BR (Criterion)
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  6. Kaskade10729

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  8. PFA

    PFA Forum Resident

    CBGB with Alan Rickman. A good punk movie!
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  9. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
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  11. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
    The Wrong Box (1966)
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  12. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
  13. Saintbert

    Saintbert Forum Resident

    A Nightmare on Elm Street (directed by Wes Craven, 1984) Four high schoolers are all having the same nightmare. It's not the one where your teeth fall off but rather the one where you are chased by knitwear-clad knives-for-fingers burnt-alive undead killer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund).

    It's not the corny low budget-look slasher I expected. I found the film elegantly structured and effectively paced. The use of sound and music is especially memorable. Charles Bernstein provides a synth rocking soundtrack.
  14. keef00

    keef00 Forum Resident

    Saw the 25th anniversary theater showing of Scream last weekend.
  15. Philip Airtime

    Philip Airtime A Shiver in the Dark When You Call My Name

    United States
    Claudio Guerin Hill's A Bell From Hell (1973). One of my all-time favorite films.
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  16. Kaskade10729

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  17. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member


    On Vimeo. Absolutely amazing


    On Amazon. I fell asleep halfway through this so I'll have to rewatch it on the weekend.
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  19. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    I just discovered Takeshi Kitano.
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  20. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    Curse of the Demon on TCM. 12 minutes cut by US distributors to fit the double feature bill, and it shows.

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  21. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    The farmhouse scene is one of the best parts.
  22. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    That's the one with Percy Herbert, right?

    I always enjoy seeing Percy. The coulda left out that ridiculous Kumar character played by Peter Elliott, though. Seems as though the story called for a more multi-cultural group, but the budget didn't support?
  23. In theaters;

    No Time to Die

    at home:
    The Green Knight
    The Relic
    A Night at the Opera
    Straight Time
    The Time Machine (2002)
    What Lies Beneath
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  24. The UK cut is available on Blu-ray if you’re interested in a Region free release. It’s a much better version of the film.
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  25. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
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