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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11415 on: August 24, 2012, 07:04:40 AM »
How I Got Into College

Cute 80's movie that proves that you don't need good grades to get into a good college.  Just be yourself!  Bullshit.

Anyway, I liked it.  Good cast especially enjoyed Tom Kenny and the late, great, Phil Hartman.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11416 on: August 24, 2012, 07:06:07 AM »
The Raid: Redemption

HOLY FUCK YES! Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
I've heard so many good things about this one. Definitely need to check it out sometime.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11417 on: August 24, 2012, 08:24:24 AM »
The Raid: Redemption

HOLY FUCK YES! Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.

There's such a great difference in confidence and quality when compared to their first movie, Merantau.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11418 on: August 25, 2012, 03:56:32 PM »


The Sender
- A science fiction film from the late 90s starring Michael Madsen as a Air Force Major whose young daughter has developed a power to "send" or teleport things over large distances.  Naturally, the Air Force are incredibly interested in this, going so far as to kidnap the girl and attempt to murder Madsen.  Luckily for him, an Alien, who has been secretly guiding his daughter helps him in trying to wrest his little girl away from the evil grip of the military.  Total junk. 

Charley's American Aunt is a fun 40s comedy starring Jack Benny - kind of forgotten, nowadays, despite his huge popularity at the time - as a collegeman who helps his friends' chances of getting past their girlfriend's chaperone by pretending to be their elderly aunt.  Naturally, the chaperone takes rather a shine to the Aunt, and he must fend off the unwarranted advances without giving the game away.  Benny's good, and it also has some terrific supporting performances, most notably from Laird Cregar, who could've been a great screen presence if it weren't for his untimely death at the age of 31.

The Canterville Ghost is another comedy from the 40s, this one starring Charles Laughton, who after a particular act of cowardice in the 17th century, is bricked up alive inside his house and is destined to be a ghost until one of his ancestors dons his ring and performs a brave act.  Fast forward to the 1940s and the castle is now being used as a barracks for the American military, and one of them bears a similar birthmark to that of Laughton's.  While it's not up there with the best of the comedies of the 40s, it's still a fun and charming movie in its own right.

Multiple Maniacs is John Waters first sound film, released in 1970 and while it never became the phenomenon that the later Pink Flamingos did, it displays he typical hallmarks of his early work.  Set around the homicial character of Divine, who runs a perverted circus/freakshow, where members of the outraged public can gawp at various perversions, it soon abandons the premise for a sequence of pretty audiacious setpieces, such as the scene where Mink Stole inserts rosary beads into Divine's anus, in church, while reading passages from the bible.  Then later, when Divine has murdered her lover, gets raped by a giant 8ft long lobster.  Despite the stunts, there's evidence of the skewed wit that Waters established himself with later, but it doesn't quite come together in this one.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11419 on: August 26, 2012, 01:50:09 AM »


I love this movie. I want to live in their world. It's so shabby, gloomy, shadowy, and yet so comforting to me.
The plot is nothing special. I just love the costuming and the sets. It's dark, and yet it cheers me up.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11420 on: August 26, 2012, 06:38:10 AM »
ParaNorman
Just to get the obvious 'Coraline' comparisons out of the way, ParaNormal isn't as interesting from a story or visual perspective. That said, it's still a fun little movie that is wonderful to look at... although the plot becomes less interesting as the movie moves along. The twist on the standard tropes is laid out towards the middle of the film... and without anymore surprises coming... I felt the final act dragged down a bit on the solid pace and fun vibe the movie had up until that point. Still, if you like stop motion work and enjoyed the trailers, you won't be let down.

Bourne Legacy
A good action movie that fits into the previous films nicely. The guy that plays Hawkeye looks more the action hero than Matt Damon ever did and does well with the role. Getting a peek deeper into the crazy evil CIA/Government/Big Business shenanigans is fun... There are a couple of decent stunt sequences and fight scenes. The ending is a tad anti-climactic, but refreshingly enough, it doesn't end with obvious pandering for a sequel.

American Reunion
Nothing really special about this one when looking at the overall two hours of run time, but offers enough laughs for a worthy rental. Eugene Levy and Jason Biggs have a couple of great scenes together and Stifler always brings some laughs... and the neighbor chick that goes topless has a great rack.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11421 on: August 26, 2012, 06:54:21 AM »
Bourne Legacy
A good action movie that fits into the previous films nicely. The guy that plays Hawkeye looks more the action hero than Matt Damon ever did and does well with the role. Getting a peek deeper into the crazy evil CIA/Government/Big Business shenanigans is fun... There are a couple of decent stunt sequences and fight scenes. The ending is a tad anti-climactic, but refreshingly enough, it doesn't end with obvious pandering for a sequel.

i hadn't read anything about the plot before going in, and got really confused on the in-universe timing.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11422 on: August 26, 2012, 07:08:08 AM »
Yea, I am with you there... Having not seen any of the previous Bourne movies for a number of years, I did get thrown for a bit of a loop with Joan Allen making an appearance at the end... I sort of made a mental note to further untangle that aspect the next time I watched the older ones... But I did like the idea that there are always two programs in the works replacing the one that we were lead to believe was the latest and greatest.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11423 on: August 26, 2012, 11:47:30 AM »
Grease. That ending is so full of shit. But I love that movie.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11424 on: August 26, 2012, 07:57:12 PM »
Since we watched Miller's Crossing the other night, we read that it was heavily inspired by 1942's The Glass Key, so we watched it.

I'd never seen it before, and it was really great. Based on a Dashiell Hammett novel, you can see the parallels between the two movies quite clearly. In fact, some of the lines from Miller's Crossing are directly lifted.

Really fascinating to watch them both back to back like that.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11425 on: August 27, 2012, 04:14:31 AM »
Grease. That ending is so full of shit awesome!

Yes, yes it was.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11426 on: August 27, 2012, 04:50:57 AM »
Grease. That ending is so full of shit. But I love that movie.
Well, it's no Grease 2 certainly.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11427 on: August 27, 2012, 06:21:30 AM »
D.E.B.S

The D.E.B.S, an elite national security group, are schoolgirls chosen by the government in a secret test.  It stars my hetero girl crush, Jordana Brewster, as Lucy Diamond, an evil crime boss.

I love this movie, a guilty pleasure for sure.  It's campy and corny, but it's a sweet lesbian romance, which you don't see very often.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11428 on: August 27, 2012, 06:51:04 AM »
Grease. That ending is so full of shit. But I love that movie.
Well, it's no Grease 2 certainly.

Grease 2 isn't very good, but I think the musical numbers are better than the original.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11429 on: August 27, 2012, 07:08:16 AM »
(I wasn't making a joke). :)