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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10830 on: May 17, 2012, 07:25:32 PM »
Scrooged

Added today to Cinemax on demand, with this being the holiday season and all, I figured I would watch it.

A great movie, one of Bill Murray's best.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10831 on: May 20, 2012, 03:53:43 PM »
Just watched The Adjustment Bureau.

Started off pretty good but kinda meandered to it's finish.  Intriguing premise that didn't really pay off in any sort of satisfactory way.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10832 on: May 20, 2012, 04:33:59 PM »
Just watched The Adjustment Bureau.

Started off pretty good but kinda meandered to it's finish.  Intriguing premise that didn't really pay off in any sort of satisfactory way.

I thought it was a pretty forgettable movie. It's the kind of movie I have to kind of try hard to remember any details.

"Oh, yeah. Some sort of of sci-fi thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal or something? Or maybe it was Matt Damon. Oh, right, it was Matt Damon."


Horrible Bosses.

Pretty funny.  This worked on the strength of its three lead comedic actors--well, two actors and the shrieking guy--and their interactions. The rest of the story was OK, and I know some people really praised Farrel for his role--really an extended cameo more than anything else--but I think it was Bateman and Sudeikis, helped by shrieking guy and the rest, who made it funny.  Oh and Kevin Spacey basically reprises his role from Swimming with Sharks here.

I enjoyed it quite a bit. I wish Jennifer Aniston would do more roles like that, as opposed to that same cookie-cutter rom-com role over and over. She can be pretty funny.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10833 on: May 20, 2012, 07:11:36 PM »
I've seen a whole lot of movies recently.  Not many of them good.

What to Expect When You're Expecting - Only Elizabeth Banks saves this comedy, which has maybe 3 laughs in its 2 hour running time.  Have people seen the risible Valentines Day and New Years Eve movies? This is like that, but with pregnancy.  Jennifer Lopez = still hot.

Zookeeper
- Not as awful as I expected it to be, but still pretty bad.  I don't think Kevin James is a movie star, but there's some impressive CGI Nick Nolte is pretty good value as a jailed Gorilla.

Soldier in the Rain
- 60s comedy starring Steve McQueen and Jackie Gleason as a pair of Army staffers on a base who use their jobs as requisition officers to give themselves an easier life.  Gleason is pretty great, but McQueen completely overdoes his "good ol' boy" routine and the ending is completely ridiculous.

Prudence and the Pill
- David Niven is in a loveless marriage to Deborah Kerr when he discovers she's on the pill - but not for him.  Deciding the only way he can get a divorce from her without having to pay through the nose, he decides to swap her pills for aspirin, but which causes complications for the maid of the household, who was sneaking the pills on the sly.  Niven is always good value, but the subject matter is positively antique, and Kerr is given almost nothing to do.

When Ladies Meet - Joan Crawford stars as an author in love with her publisher, who just so happens to be married and is a bit of a cad.  Trying to set her straight is Robert Taylor's journalist, who meets the publisher's wife, Greer Garson, and brings the two ladies together, each not knowing their relationship to one another.  More light comedy than melodrama and therefore isn't as heavy going as some of the similar films from the period.

No Kidding - Leslie Phillips plays a man who decides to open his large country house to wealthy children on holiday for the summer in order to pay the rent.  They turn out to be a lot of shitbags who need the discipline their high-powered parents never had the time to afford them.  Like a lot of comedies in England in the 60s, there's a gentle quaintness to the whole thing which manages to make the film a little easier to like when it's perhaps not as funny as it should be.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10834 on: May 20, 2012, 07:20:13 PM »
No Kidding - Leslie Phillips plays a man who decides to open his large country house to wealthy children on holiday for the summer in order to pay the rent.  They turn out to be a lot of shitbags who need the discipline their high-powered parents never had the time to afford them.  Like a lot of comedies in England in the 60s, there's a gentle quaintness to the whole thing which manages to make the film a little easier to like when it's perhaps not as funny as it should be.
Thing is, Phillips' normal persona is one you'd not feel at ease having around any older daughters one might have. I'm sure I've seen that one but they all tend to blur after a while.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10835 on: May 20, 2012, 07:32:38 PM »
Yep, it was lots better than the other Sudeikis movie I saw. The farrelly brothers one. I don't even remember it except that it sucked.

Hall Pass and yes it did.  But that was to be expected with the dreadful Owen Wilson involved.

I enjoyed Horrible Bosses.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10836 on: May 20, 2012, 10:04:32 PM »
The Frighteners

First time seeing the extended cut, interesting, glad I've seen it but will probably watch the theatrical cut next time.

They did a nice job on the Blu-Ray, image and sound quality is great.

The Blu-Ray has the crazy long documentary made for the Laserdisc release, I watched a bunch of scenes (you can play all or pick and choose), really interesting stuff in there, great blooper section.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10837 on: May 21, 2012, 03:02:21 AM »
No Kidding - Leslie Phillips plays a man who decides to open his large country house to wealthy children on holiday for the summer in order to pay the rent.  They turn out to be a lot of shitbags who need the discipline their high-powered parents never had the time to afford them.  Like a lot of comedies in England in the 60s, there's a gentle quaintness to the whole thing which manages to make the film a little easier to like when it's perhaps not as funny as it should be.
Thing is, Phillips' normal persona is one you'd not feel at ease having around any older daughters one might have. I'm sure I've seen that one but they all tend to blur after a while.

This one's really a family film, so he's not his usual self.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10838 on: May 21, 2012, 09:32:34 AM »
Paul

Not as sharp or funny as the previous Pegg/Frost collaborations I recall seeing... but still some good laughs to be had. Plenty of silly sci-fi references for the Comic-Con crowd to eat up... many lifted word-for-word or note-for-note from the original source material. I'm perfectly comfortable with some well done religion bashing... but the whole Kristin Wiig anti-fundamentalist subplot here just didn't offer any laughs. Seth Rogen does pretty well providing the voice for the character of Seth Rogen... err Paul... the hippie alien who smokes pot and shit! And the two guys travelling together in the RV aren't gay... but it's funny when they get asked about it nine times in 100 minutes! So yea... Paul isn't exactly going to leap to the top of the Pegg/Frost collective resume... but these guys could get some laughs from a child with a terminal illness ... Lorenzo Zoil... oh snap... you two crazy Brits! three stars outta five.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10839 on: May 21, 2012, 02:12:10 PM »
"One for the Money"

Love the books by Janet Evanovich.  And she was at her best at this one, the first in the series.  The series is up to 16 now I think, not as good, but I still read them.

Anywho, to the movie.  Good cast, other than Katherine Heigl, never really did like her.  But the movie, bad.  They had a lot of missed opportunities here.  I mean, Debbie Reynolds as grandma?  Great casting.  You have Debbie Reynolds use her for goodness sake!  Also Franco from "Rescue Me", John Leguizamo, and Jason Mara.  Just sad.

Also saw "The Change Up"

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10840 on: May 21, 2012, 06:01:05 PM »
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - An interesting movie, well directed, creative and nicely stylish. However, it is absulutely kneecapped by the character of Clementine being irredeemably unlikable. She is horribly FLAKY, and not in any kind of charming way that the movie thinks she is. Just one big neon sign of "doomed relationship, steer clear". Irresponsible (and at one point she wants to have a child, for God's sake!), with her head up her own ass when it's not in a booze bottle. While I sympathized with Joel only so much as the erasure procedure was clearly troumatic, I shure as HELL didn't want to see them together again or sympathise with their relationship. And yeah, Joel tended to be pretty boring too. Good performances across the board, though. Particularly Jim Carrey.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10841 on: May 21, 2012, 06:30:03 PM »
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - An interesting movie, well directed, creative and nicely stylish. However, it is absulutely kneecapped by the character of Clementine being irredeemably unlikable. She is horribly FLAKY, and not in any kind of charming way that the movie thinks she is. Just one big neon sign of "doomed relationship, steer clear". Irresponsible (and at one point she wants to have a child, for God's sake!), with her head up her own ass when it's not in a booze bottle. While I sympathized with Joel only so much as the erasure procedure was clearly troumatic, I shure as HELL didn't want to see them together again or sympathise with their relationship. And yeah, Joel tended to be pretty boring too. Good performances across the board, though. Particularly Jim Carrey.

I think that's sort of the point of her character. She represents the wacky crazy girl that always seems to pop up in romantic comedies (as TVTropes puts it, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl), and how they are actually pretty messed up and broken individuals, when you get right down to it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10842 on: May 21, 2012, 06:32:51 PM »
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - An interesting movie, well directed, creative and nicely stylish. However, it is absulutely kneecapped by the character of Clementine being irredeemably unlikable. She is horribly FLAKY, and not in any kind of charming way that the movie thinks she is. Just one big neon sign of "doomed relationship, steer clear". Irresponsible (and at one point she wants to have a child, for God's sake!)

Now I have not seen the movie but isn't that one reason people get married in real life? Because they want to have kids at some point. What is wrong with that?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10843 on: May 21, 2012, 06:45:15 PM »
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - An interesting movie, well directed, creative and nicely stylish. However, it is absulutely kneecapped by the character of Clementine being irredeemably unlikable. She is horribly FLAKY, and not in any kind of charming way that the movie thinks she is. Just one big neon sign of "doomed relationship, steer clear". Irresponsible (and at one point she wants to have a child, for God's sake!)

Now I have not seen the movie but isn't that one reason people get married in real life? Because they want to have kids at some point. What is wrong with that?
Because she would make a horrible mother.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10844 on: May 21, 2012, 07:34:36 PM »
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - An interesting movie, well directed, creative and nicely stylish. However, it is absulutely kneecapped by the character of Clementine being irredeemably unlikable. She is horribly FLAKY, and not in any kind of charming way that the movie thinks she is. Just one big neon sign of "doomed relationship, steer clear". Irresponsible (and at one point she wants to have a child, for God's sake!), with her head up her own ass when it's not in a booze bottle. While I sympathized with Joel only so much as the erasure procedure was clearly troumatic, I shure as HELL didn't want to see them together again or sympathise with their relationship. And yeah, Joel tended to be pretty boring too. Good performances across the board, though. Particularly Jim Carrey.

I think that's sort of the point of her character. She represents the wacky crazy girl that always seems to pop up in romantic comedies (as TVTropes puts it, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl), and how they are actually pretty messed up and broken individuals, when you get right down to it.

Correct, and here's another take on that trope which I love:

<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/FBNss2PMj60" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/FBNss2PMj60</a>

I mean I love Zooey, she's lovely to look at and actually not a loon, but I like her in Elf much more than any of her other roles. :)