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

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

  1. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    Donnie Darko.
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  2. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
  3. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident


    "this movie is luggage"
  4. Somewhat Damaged

    Somewhat Damaged Forum Resident

    The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

    A giant snake is devouring people in a small village.

    It’s a very silly film. It seems to be self-aware and so the film is in on the joke. For the most part. I’d estimate three-quarters is knowingly camp. The other quarter feels accidentally silly. Amanda Donohoe for example is winking at the audience with her very broad vamp performance and dialogue. Hugh Grant is also having fun being so silly. There’s no way anyone took this seriously and yet there’s an undercurrent of some semi-seriousness to the story.

    It’s doubtful that the atrocious special effects were this bad on purpose.

    There’s a hilariously silly dream sequence that is clearly camp and trashy on purpose but it’s not so obvious if it’s meant to be quite so outrageously bad (the pen used to symbolise an erection is funny but also just plain bad). The filmmaking technique was a little questionable in a few places (the flashbacks to the pagan-era look too terrible to be deliberate, the use of ugly wide angle lenses, a few logic issues, characters underreacting to events).

    The music was truly terrible with loud synthesiser stabs.

    I suspect its tone of deliberate camp silliness was more to do with Ken Russell knowing his budget wouldn’t allow him to make it look good so he laughed with the audience before they could laugh at it. With a decent budget I think he’d have made a more serious-minded film. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit it, but I enjoyed it and had a fun time. I liked it while knowing full well that I shouldn’t.

    [I watched my old Region 1 DVD. In the UK it has recently been released on Blu-Ray.]
  5. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  6. Michael

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

  7. Michael

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

    I doubt that'll put you to sleep! LOL
  8. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    It did not! "Three Billboards" was interesting, but a little slow, in my opinion. Frances is a great actor, but she sometimes needs help from the plots of her movies, to keep things moving along. At times watching "Three Billboards", I felt like I was watching "Pulp Fiction" and I was almost waiting for them to "bring out the gimp!". Seriously, there is one scene that about made me bust out laughing, when someone throws a guy right out of a window (and for once, it really looked real!)
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  9. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Hidden Figures (Blu-Ray)
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  11. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    Roman J. Israel, Esq.
    This movie, which really flew under the radar and did miniscule box office with middling reviews, is one of Denzel Washington's best performances, which is saying a lot. It's not flashy in a Training Day kind of way-it's much more nuanced and low-key. He plays an aging lawyer who seems to be on the autism spectrum, a man with civil rights activism in his blood and no patience for anyone. His ethics are unflagging, yet he finds himself in a morally compromising situation of his own making that spirals out of control. An amazing and deeply sensitive portrayal that should be seen.
  12. Dale A B

    Dale A B Well-Known Member

    Greenville, WI
    Kingsman - Golden Shower
  13. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The Deuce :season 1.

    Hopefully James Franco's character Frankie becomes more a hero than anti hero in season 2.
  14. Michael

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

    I'm getting the BD...
  15. kevin

    kevin Forum Resident

    Evanston IL
    Dunkirk at the local public library tonight.
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  16. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Blade Runner 2049 (Blu-Ray)
  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Longer cut?
    More extras ?
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  18. Michael

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

    better quality picture...
  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Fine with DVD myself.
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  20. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    'The Shape of Water' (2017) - better than I expected, an excellent Fantasy. Though he was rather OTT (deliberately I think) in this, if the movie's success means Michael Shannon gets further prominent roles, so much the better.
  21. Michael

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

    I'm not...: )
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  22. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    John Carpenter's The Thing on Blu Ray

    The exterior shots look amazing.
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  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

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  24. Michael

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

    thanks...the only time I buy a DVD is when I'm forced to due to the lack of a BD copy...BD usually looks so much better!
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  25. Michael

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

    which label? there are a few out there.

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