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

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

  1. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

    Asbury Park
    The Freddie/Queen bio pic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' last night on cable.
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  2. DLD

    DLD Senior Member

    Dallas, Tx
    Floriduh Project
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  3. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Frances Ha (2012) if John Casavettes and QuentinTarantino were girls and they wrote and directed a film respectively it might look something like this. Sparkling, quotable dialogue, laugh out loud situations and an unexpected trip to Paris. If you haven't seen it you're missing out big time. Great use of songs by Bolan, Bowie and Hot Chocolate. STREAM IT NOW!!!!
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  4. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Trouble No More (DVD included in the Bob Dylan box) Michael Shannon plays a preacher man telling us we're all going to Hell interspersed with Dylan singing about a similar subject. Between Rolling Thunder and this Dylan has aged about 150 years.
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  5. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK

    If you like movies heavy on metaphor (although most of what you need to know about this movie can be learnt from its title along with the opening scene with a birds nest) that doesn't offer an explanation for events, and makes its 98 minute run time feel like 144 minutes......... then this is for you. I can't help thinking they wasted a lot of potential here. But then if they had pursued the threads I'd of liked, it would have been a very different movie, with less (much less) nuance.

    I wanted to love this, but by the end I was getting a little bored. At another time, in a different frame of mind, it might feel like a classic. Other times, tedious.
  6. GeetarFreek

    GeetarFreek Forum Resident

    I watched the original Wicker Man from 1973

    it disturbed me, and I was surprised in a good way at its effectiveness.

    Was NOT expecting what I saw, went into it knowing nothing about remake or anything
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  7. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Knowing Rod Stewart tried to buy the negative and destroy it makes it even better.
  8. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Lovely Creatures (DVD that came with the Nick Cave box) 2 hours plus of non chronological footage of Nick and the bad seeds taken from old video, YouTube, feature films, documentaries, mobile phones etc. Really tells a story.
  9. Slack Babbath

    Slack Babbath Hit The North...

    North Yorkshire
    Cul De Sac (1966)
    Dir .Roman Polanski
  10. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Queen Live at the Rainbow '74. There's a bit in the middle where Freddie sits down at the piano after singing two verses of White Queen (As it Began) and what he plays is completely mind-blowing, all of a sudden the band sounds bigger and much more powerful. Apart from that there's more Brian songs than Freddie songs and the encore Hey Big Spender/Jailhouse Rock actually seems to work. Bonus material: two songs from the same venue earlier in the year (the rest of the footage is lost and Queen wants it back!!!)
  11. Jerrika

    Jerrika Mysterious Ways

    Spy Kids
  12. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    'The Ballad of Cable Hogue' (1970) on DVD. Undemanding fun.
  13. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    The Furious 7
  14. hyntsonsvmse

    hyntsonsvmse Johnny Guitar

    I'm watching Dr Zhivago on bluray. I'd love to see this on 4k, blu ray. My player does a good job of up scaling but a when remaster with proper hdr would be brilliant.
    This movie is made for 4k bluray.
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  15. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    Werewolves on Wheels on Amazon Prime (I think via Shout)

    From the early 1970s comes a tale of a motorcycle gang that runs afoul of some Satanic monks. Yeah, that’s right. And the monks perform a ritual that turns the hottest biker chick into a werewolf. Yup. Then she infects the lead biker with lycanthropy and things get bloody from there. I must admit I was surfing the web as I watched, so I didn’t devote my full attention to it. My take away, however, is that this is . . . meh. Some the acting is not the worst, some of the characters are kinda interesting, some of the cinematography is nicely done. There’s gotdang werewolf bikers! And yet.
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  16. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    Probably no film could live up to that title. It's sorta ok, but there's not near enough werewolves or motorcycles. Unsatisfying, despite the fantastic premise.
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  17. drpep

    drpep Whizzing and pasting and pooting through the day

    Corning, New York
    Action Point.
  18. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

  19. Morpheus

    Morpheus Forum Resident

    Tyler, Texas
    X-Men: Apocalypse--big extravaganza, but I was in the mood and enjoyed it.

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail--rewatch
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  20. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    In The Mouth of Madness (1994) on Shudder

    I first saw this film on VHS sometime in the 90s and liked it quite a bit. Just watched again tonight and I think it holds up. Sam Neill plays an insurance claim investigator who has to track down a missing author in order to refute or prove a claim issued by the publishing company (headed up by Charlton Heston). As he begins to investigate, it becomes apparent that the author's books are having an odd effect on some of his readers. They're beginning to show signs of schizophrenia and losing their grip on reality. The further Neill's character gets in his investigation, the further his grip on reality loosens. Like a horror STRANGER THAN FICTION (w/ Will Ferrell) it has fun with what is the truth, what is real, what is madness? I like it.
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  21. Mr. E. Tramp

    Mr. E. Tramp Forum Resident

    The Violent Men, staring Glen Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson and Brian Keith. A western I'd never seen or heard of before and really liked it.
  22. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    I need to check that out. No idea how I missed a Robinson/Stanwyck collaboration!

    Edit: Oops, I have it. & based on where it's filed, it appears I have watched it. My 62 yo brain seems to have forgotten it exists.
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  23. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
    Criterion Blu-Ray, ...watch Supplements...

    *interviews w/ Bob Gale, Bob Zemeckis & Steven Spielberg...Amazing what you learn on Mentoring and "Making of"!
  24. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Joker. Joaquin Phoenix is superb. One of the best actors of his generation. Very disturbing movie but you actually feel empathy for the main character regardless of his brutal acts.
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  25. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

    Washington DC USA
    The Road to Perdition - Pretty dark for a Tom Hanks movie.
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