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

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

  1. Michael

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

    OK, a rodent CHEF that cooks....better?
  2. vinyl_puppy

    vinyl_puppy Der Weaselschnitzel

    Santa Rosa, CA
    Wild. Didn't know it was based on a book.
  3. skybluestoday

    skybluestoday Forum Resident

    So I finally got to see Nightcrawler last night. (I'd been trying -- and failing -- to catch it for weeks.) And in an awesome theater, thank heavens -- The Egyptian in Hollywood, with the writer/director and editor both in attendance.

    Whoa! Friggin' INTENSE.

    Like a mash-up of Medium Cool and Network. Juiced on steroids.

    I knew from the moment I saw the teaser back in October that I had to see this flick. I didn't know why, exactly -- maybe it was the obvious fact that it showcased a sociopath, maybe it was the less-obvious fact that it showcased a Dodge Challenger (look out, folks, that's my next car...).

    Afterward I took a long, reasonably unpleasant look at the years I wasted as a "society photographer" in LA and realized how I had played a part in the uncomfortable pornography of it all. Ick.

    Really interesting film. Maybe not a masterpiece, but well worth checking out. Great performances, crisp editing, cool 70s "take no prisoners" vibe, with all of the unblinking "character arc" of something like Taxi Driver.
  4. Larry Jordan

    Larry Jordan Well-Known Member

    I'm terrible about remembering names of movies (or people) but recently discovered a high def channel on Dish called PIXAL I believe it is. I may have the spelling wrong. Unlike my favorite TCM -- which was missing for weeks from Dish due to contractual disputes, and which features classic old movies -- this "new" channel I discovered has much more recent flicks, which I assume were made-for-TV. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by how good they are. In fact, I have yet to see a bad one. Granted the actors and actresses are not household names in a lot of cases, but honestly -- I had no idea the writing and story lines were so good. Most of these seem to be made by a Larry Levinson production company I think it is. Again, I may have the spelling wrong. But whoever that guy is, he sure is finding or commissioning some good scripts which have made for some very enjoyable viewing.
  5. Michael

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

    Cape Fear remake...
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  6. DesertChaos

    DesertChaos Forum Resident


    Well, sort of anyway. If a film that is 1 3/4 hour long doesn't get my interest after an hour and doesn't even interest me enough to see how it turns out and has me go to the other room and get on the computer....'nuff said.

    James Spader is good but the more I see of him the more he looks very one-dimensional.
  7. jwoverho

    jwoverho Senior Member

    Mobile, AL USA
    It was cold and gray and rainy this morning, so I put on McCabe And Mrs. Miller. I have to be in a certain mood to watch it, but it never fails to draw me in. The snow and Leonard Cohen's music is a perfect combination.

    One of Altman's best.
  8. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

  9. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Fonthill, Ontario
    In the Heat of the Night
  10. progrocker71

    progrocker71 Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
  11. cwsiggy

    cwsiggy Forum Resident

    Just saw Somm - a documentary about wine sommeliers going for the Master designation. Even if you aren't into wine, it's a great documentary.
  12. Voodoo Child

    Voodoo Child Just A Flea-Bit Peanut Monkey

    The Theory of Everything.
    A wonderful film!
  13. Dear 23

    Dear 23 Senior Member

    Midwest USA
  14. DLD

    DLD Senior Member

    Dallas, Tx
    Amercian Sniper. Very good effort by director Clintwood and outstanding acting by Bradley Cooper. Never for once thought I was seeing Cooper, it was always Kyle, even in the beginning when Kyle had no beard, no sunglasses, and wasn't geared up. Great job boys, *** out of ****
  15. Voodoo Child

    Voodoo Child Just A Flea-Bit Peanut Monkey

    A bit slow at times but enjoyed it nonetheless.
  16. Michael

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

    I'm still amazed how they transformed Charlize!
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  17. Michael

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

    Stir Of Echos
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  18. Michael

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

    loved it...James Gandolphini in an early role...
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  19. Michael

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

    I disagree...Spader adds to anything he appears in! Big fan...
  20. DesertChaos

    DesertChaos Forum Resident

    Badlands (Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek)

    Dunno, maybe I'm just not in the right mood for films this weekend but once again I find that even 2/3 through the film I had no interest in seeing how it turned out. Sheen trying to be James Dean, a mediocre plot that was going nowhere, nah, can't be bothered with it.

    Yes, I'm really fussy and picky!
  21. C4rl

    C4rl Forum Resident

    The Fens
    The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of Stephen Hawking is one of the most compelling performances I've ever seen, from any actor, the transformation is remarkable, almost unbelievable. I hope he wins many, many awards.
  22. maxnix

    maxnix Forum Resident

    CBGB . . . yikes, what a mess, but entertaining anyway
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  23. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Fresno, California
    Inherent Vice—Joaquin Phoenix is 10 years too old for the part, looks like 20, the movie moves slow while the novel moves fast, the period songs that were woven through the plot are absent, the trailer is quicker and funnier than the movie. The time Martin Short is onscreen feels like Pynchon to me, the rest is too slow and too inchoate.
  24. kanakaris

    kanakaris Forum Resident

    No budget sci-fi.Very good .
  25. Vinyl Addict

    Vinyl Addict Forum Resident

    Big Lebowski
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