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

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

  1. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    The Awful Truth (1937): I won't lie, I much prefer Cary Grant in "The Philadelphia Story", although he was hilarious here as well. Especially the first half was brilliant while it all just sorta fell apart the last 20 minutes. A fun watch, but no must-see in my book.

    Mean Streets (1973): A little event for me: this is the 800th movie I've logged on Letterboxd, the social platform for movie buffs. So now I've watched 800 movies - this may not seem that much, but considering I really got going with my passion for movies only about five or six years ago, I think it could be worse :) so anyway, I celebrated this milestone with a classic I had yet to see and it was SO worth it. Terrific movie, I love the style of it all with lots of 60s music and a very documentary-like tone. Scorsese almost seems to have foreshadowed Scandinavia's Dogma95 in a way. And I get the feeling it influenced A LOT of movies for decades to come. The grittiness is absolutely gripping and never lets go of the audience until it's over. Amazing movie! I'm very glad to finally have seen this milestone of modern gangster cinema.
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  2. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    "Eight more days till Halloween / Halloween / Halloween..."
  3. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
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  4. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    I last watched HARD TO KILL (1990) on VHS :) (Recorded from analogue cable (Cinemax))
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  5. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    It's really old-fashioned, but in the best way possible. I love movies that look like this one and are just drowning in a dark, gothic atmosphere.

    The photo you chose is a great representation of the kind of atmosphere I'm talking about. There is an incredible sequence later in the film that's one of my absolute favorites of all time - I won't give away much, cause it's a huge part of the story, but it's a long dark night shot of a tiny light moving through the windows of a huge section of the castle. I wish there were 100s of movies like this!
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  6. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky!

  7. Michael

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

    Halloween 3 ! YES!!! LOL.
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  8. Michael

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

    I loved it and still watch it every Halloween!
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  9. Michael

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

    Journey Back To Christmas...time travel.
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  10. Michael

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

    once it's in it's not coming out until a heads explodes! LOL...
  11. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

    The New York Ripper
  12. Lonson

    Lonson Just a Lucky So-and-so

    "Dark Phoenix." I liked it more than many here seem to. Was fun to watch Sophie in this role.
  13. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Halloween III is on HBO right now along with the ultraviolent 2018 reboot of the franchise.
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  14. Michael

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

    thanks for the tip...I have H3 on DVD.
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  15. I watched two now:
    That Cold Day In The Park (1969) starring Sandy Dennis.
    A *very* creepy movie.
    Directed by Robert Altman.
    I, early on, felt like I wouldn't be able to watch it, but it got better as it went along (well, more interesting).
    A really sad and pretty bizarre story.
    She really was a great method actress.

    Then I decided to watch:
    Sweet November.
    From 1968, starring Sandy Dennis with Anthony Newley.
    Overall a very sweet and tender movie. It's not perfect, it has its flaws, but I enjoyed it very much.
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  16. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love


    This is an enthralling fragment of what must've been a brilliant movie. It's depressing, you can see where Huston intended to go with the film, some sequences leave traces of its original scope, but as we all know it was torn apart by MGM. Yet, what's here is fascinating. An unbiased view at the war and what those who first go into battle must feel. It really shows that the protagonist was a real-life WW2 veteran, I honestly think the psychology of the film to surpass most other war films I've seen. Still, the weird narrator and the obvious missing parts of the character development constantly remind us that this film was intended to be twice as long in running time. Nonetheless, great watch!
  17. xdawg

    xdawg Dys Mymbyr

    Roswell, GA, USA
    "The Secret Life Of Pets 2" - I chuckled a bit
  18. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    The Old Man and the Gun
    Sissy Spacek almost steals the film.
    I'll watch anything with Waits in it.
    Great low key movie
  19. Michael

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

  20. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Thanks for mentioning the reboot - I love my "Halloween" movies ultraviolent :D
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  21. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Zombieland: Double Tap
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  22. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    Just be advised there's two sections of the movie where a montage of stills had to be used to cover for missing footage.
  23. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
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  24. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Don't think you'll be disappointed with the new film on that front, then.
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  25. John Lloyd

    John Lloyd Forum Resident

    Roseville, CA
    John Wick 3

    Up next: Toy Story 4

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