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

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

  1. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Inmate Zero.
  2. Michael

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

    OK, thanks!
  3. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Ex Machina (2015): Part of a course at uni. We watched this today to sort of close/finalize the course prior to handing in the papers by the end of the month. So, anyway, the movie: I liked how this has such a cold vibe and deliberate low-key atmosphere to it. The plot outline may not be that innovative, but it was very well translated into film and gets you thinking at times, too. The three main characters' portrayals were excellent. Highly recommended for science fiction fans :)

    3 Days in Quiberon (2018): For reasons I can't quite make out, the stories of women going through lots of crap in their lives, suffering from the betrayal of their surroundings, hit me harder than most other tropes in storytelling. This film deals with an interview austrian-born actress Romy Schneider held with an up-and-coming journalist from the german "Stern" magazine in 1981, during a rehab somewhere in northern france. Shot in black-and-white, the images of Schneider's growing depression and borderline-like personality disorders are heartbreaking. The journalist starts to realize he has developed deep feelings for his interview subject, while maintaining his arrogant attitude towards everyone else. We get very little plot, but it's all here nonetheless, the deep drama, the incredible sadness of Schneider's life (in the movie and in reality), those short moments of pure joy before waking up with a hangover to find everything is even worse than before. Definitely an unforgettable film that really moved me while watching it.
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  4. Michael

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

    Upstream Color
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  5. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    Even better than "The Manster" :D
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  6. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

    Chilly Scenes Of Winter(aka - Head over Heels) - on Bluray, Twilight Time, 1979, 2017. First viewed on TCM years ago-when it had an intro by Robert Osborne-, still enjoy its gentle quirkiness.
  7. Michael

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

    The Color Of Money
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  8. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Senior Member

    Bus Stop, from 1956 with Marilyn Monroe, in HD.
    I really enjoyed it this time.
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  9. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    Many of the Big Lots stores currently have Bus Stop, The Misfits & How to Marry a Millionaire on blu for $5 each at the moment.
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    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    "X-Men Dark Phoenix - Very good & it may
    be because I never read the comics so the
    story is new to me.
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  11. FredHubbard

    FredHubbard Forum Resident


    totally bizarre! didn't seem to know what it wanted to be. thought it had great promise but went down a couple of left turns.
  12. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Senior Member

    Oh thank you, well I ordered a copy on ebay for $7 after seeing it tonight. Oh well. With shipping and tax from Big Lots stores it's maybe about the same. Thanks though!
    And thanks about the others too; I have The Misfits and How To Marry A Millionaire in the Forever Marilyn Blu-ray set which gives you a great price for 7 movies in exchange for flimsy near non-existent packaging...
  13. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Harum Scarum (1965) Action hero, Johnny Tyrone (Elvis Presley), is kidnapped while on a promotional tour of the Middle East. After that nothing makes a lick of sense. Elvis sings one song while knocked out cold and another as a reflection in a pool. When the cast and crew complained about the film Col. Tom suggested a talking camel. You can't argue with logic like that!!
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  14. Somewhat Damaged

    Somewhat Damaged Forum Resident

    Another Netflix crime indie film with a bought at a festival vibe that I liked was Shimmer Lake (2017). These two films go together in my mind.

    Shimmer Lake (2017) - IMDb
  15. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Forum Resident

    Dearborn, MI
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
    The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
  16. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    On my list of films to see! Thanks.
  17. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    '1917' (2019) - outstanding, bravo Sam Mendes.
  18. vinyl_puppy

    vinyl_puppy Der Weaselschnitzel

    Santa Rosa, CA
    Hey, me too! Last night anyway. It's currently playing at our local indie/arthouse theatre and the sound system was ok. I did hear some surround action. Figure this one will sound awesome in Atmos.
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  19. Michael

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

    Ghost Story BD
  20. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    The Producers (1968) Blu-Ray
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  21. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    This one gets a lot of high marks (assuming you aren't talking about the older one from the 80s), but the premise sounds really weak. What did you think?
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  22. Michael

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

    which one are you referring to?
  23. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    The more recent one - the guy with a sheet over him.
  24. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Senior Member

    woops I thought it said Ghost World
    I read that....
  25. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Spinout (1966) Mike McCoy (Elvis Presley) a racing car driver who sings in clubs has three woman who want to marry him, an author, an heiress and a drummer. Plus the heiress' father wants Mike to drive his prototype car in the big race. Theodore J Flicker (The President's Analyst) wrote a sendup of an Elvis film and then got Elvis to star in it. The music is pure Las Vagus grind. The title track is totally amazing and the way it's shot influenced Tarantino. (the arrangement is totally a rip off of Maria Dallas' song Ambush)

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