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

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

  1. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    I agree Cruise's Charlie Babbitt character is a deeply flawed, a selfish, detestable ---hole with no redeeming qualities, I just found it really tiresome over 133 minutes. In the movie Collateral he plays a character that's even worse "Vincent" the assassin for hire, I really enjoyed that movie.
  2. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    Utah USA
    Contagion (free with free trial of HBO) .. this movie is quite amazing as if it predicted the events of this year -- it even shows that outdoor meat market in China, bats infecting livestock, social distancing of 10ft, hoarding of groceries, etc.
  3. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Forum Resident

    West Germany,NRW
    Want a balloon ?
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  4. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    Part two of my Jim Henson memorial double feature is The Dark Crystal.

  5. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    The Devils. Ken Russell, 1971.

    The first hour is quite good and then it gets ridiculous (a 17th century witch-hunter wearing Teashades can't be taken seriously no matter how brutal he gets). We all know the Inquisition was abject, but some scenes seem to be aiming only for shock value. Subtlety was not Russell's strength.
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  6. Michael

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

    John Henry

    I really love Terry Crews...longtime fan. : )
  7. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    I watched carry on matron for about the 80th time.
  8. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    "Moving Violations" (1985)
    A crew of misfits must graduate from city traffic school in order to regain their driver's licenses, but the hard-ass police officer in charge of the course has no intentions of letting them back on the road. Wacky hijinks ensue.
    A mostly forgotten "Police Academy" variant starring Bill Murray's younger brother John (in his first and only leading role) and a supporting cast that includes Jennifer Tilly, Wendy Jo Sperber, Fred Willlard, and even Clara "Where's the Beef?" Peller. It's dumb as hell but this one has been a guilty pleasure for me since I first saw it on HBO as a teenager.
  9. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    Started to watch a Hammer Horror blu-ray box set & realized I already had them on a dvd box! I got the blu dirt cheap so it's all good; but I don't feel like re-watching those films tonight.
  10. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    The Temptress (1926) Greta Garbo plays the type of girl who inspires suicide, murder(s), bankruptcy and sabotage. The ending was too strong for the mid west and Canada so they shot an alternative ending where her character is slightly redeemed.

    Greta was way sick of playing vamps so went into hiding for a year after reshooting the ending.
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  11. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Donnie Darko: 4/5 - Excellent

  12. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Never heard of this movie until I looked it up and then I saw the ratings, now I know why. 0% on Rotten Tomatoes is hard to achieve, really hard, how bad is this movie?
  13. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Prisoners (2013) - my first time viewing this very heavy drama / thriller. Two families in a small rural town are torn apart after their young daughters go missing. Strong performances throughout from the cast, which includes Hugh Jackman as one of the fathers pushed to the edge, and Jake Gyllenahl as the quietly intense detective on the case.

    The last third gets a bit ludicrous, but it's a movie so I guess they had to do something not mundane. Also a bit long at 2 and 1/2 hours, but the editing keeps it moving, and it's certainly never boring.

    Denis Villeneuve sure makes a great-looking film, I will watch anything the guy does.

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  14. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Death Train.
    What a 'Brummie', waste of time....
  15. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Dazed and Confused
  16. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    I like this one. I have to confess, it made little sense until I sought out some online explanations for the plot.
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  17. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith Forum Resident

    I enjoyed it too. A shade different to your usual Guy Ritchie film. I like how he and the writers portrayed Solo, but I think they slightly missed capturing the essence of Illya Kuryakin.
    The wife, however, kept drifting. It didn't hold her attention. I think she was expecting more of his 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'/'Rocknrolla approach.
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  18. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Northeast USA
    "Midsommar" preceded by "The Lighthouse" ( 2018, NOT the Eggars film )
    preceded by "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" ( 1931 ) preceded by "Les Miserables"
    ( 1935 ) preceded by "The Lighthouse" ( 2019 ) preceded by "Dr Jekyll and
    Mr Hyde ( 1920 ) which was preceded by I have NO kloo.

    All very well worth the time.
  19. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Blu-Ray (2018)

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  20. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  21. Morpheus

    Morpheus Forum Resident

    Tyler, Texas
    Ad Astra--enjoyed it quite a bit.
  22. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    Best campaign slogan ever

  23. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    'Diary of a Country Priest' (1951) on Mubi. There's nothing quite like a Bresson film.
  24. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Vote for Pedro!
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  25. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    "Bad Channels" (1992)
    Aliens invade a radio station and use its signal to miniaturize Earth women for transport back to their home planet. Our only hope is a DJ trapped inside the studio with the critters, and an intrepid TV reporter (MTV's Martha Quinn!) on the outside.
    Silly sci-fi junk from Full Moon Studios, notable for the soundtrack, which was composed by Blue Oyster Cult and also features a few forgotten hair bands like Joker and Ron Keel's Fair Game.
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