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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12735 on: May 19, 2013, 07:55:21 AM »
Star Trek Into Darkness

Saw this last night.  I enjoyed it, although it had me rolling my eyes at a few points. 
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Brave

Watched this Friday night.  This was one that I had avoided since seeing the first teaser trailers.  I thought I would hate it.  But I was really surprised by it.  It was a lot of fun.





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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12736 on: May 20, 2013, 11:24:44 PM »
It Happened One Night

One of my fave movies of all time.  Funny, sexy, romantic.  Sigh....

Ted

Really enjoyed it.

forgot to mention how much I love seeing Mark Wahlbarg in 70s clothes dancing.  Bonus points for the Airplane reference.  I really need to get Boogie Nights on blu ray
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12737 on: May 22, 2013, 05:30:16 PM »
Anyone here on Letterboxd? Here's mine.

Just watched Blow Out and The Music Room. We're halfway through Solaris (the original). Beautiful, but a bit of a slog also... Not sure how I will feel when we watch part two.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12738 on: May 22, 2013, 08:01:50 PM »
Just saw two of my most anticipated of the year.

Star Trek Into Darkness - Really liked it. I thought they did a terrific job. It had a nice emotional impact too.
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Upstream Color - I'm pretty sure this is one of those movies I'll think about constantly for months before watching again. It's a Shane Carruth movie for sure. If you thought Primer was too complicated, give this one a try. It's complex, don't get me wrong, but it's more accessible. It also looks and sounds great.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12739 on: May 23, 2013, 08:01:40 AM »
Gangster Squad

I slept through most of it.  That's not always the movie's fault, but I think in this case it was.  The trailer made it look so awesome, but the movie was just uninteresting.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12740 on: May 23, 2013, 07:09:33 PM »
Saw The Campaign the other night.  It wasn't very good.

It wasn't terrible, or offensively bad like Your Highness was, it just wasn't very good. For a movie about politics it should've been a lot funnier, instead of basically being a watered down, tame version of Talladega Nights (which also wasn't any good).

I like Will Ferrell, and I don't really have strong opinions one way or the other about Galifianakis (though he was the funnier of the two leads), and it had one or two chuckles, but it was mostly just bland and dull.  I think Ferrell works best as kind of an understated weirdo than a balls-to-the-wall caricature--though that said, I fucking love Ron Burgundy.  I guess he's the "most normal" of his cadre though, so maybe that still applies.  He's good in The Other Guys and great in Stranger Than Fiction, so he just needs good vehicles.

Unfortunately, I had heard it was great and bought it on Amazon (it went on sale recently for $9), so this ended up being a $9 rental.  The resale on it is pretty much nonexistent.

I liked that Galifianakis was basically doing his twin brother character for the whole movie, but that was pretty much it. Glad I got it from a Redbox.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12741 on: May 23, 2013, 07:11:14 PM »
I watched The Campaign while bouncing a grumpy baby on my knee at 3am or some such. Real disappointment.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12742 on: May 23, 2013, 10:21:42 PM »
I hope you didn't punch the baby.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12743 on: May 23, 2013, 10:22:50 PM »
I hope you didn't punch the baby.

Watching the movie was punishment enough.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12744 on: May 24, 2013, 09:51:39 AM »
I've always wanted to go to a drive-in. But I feel like I'd need to watch some kind of shlocky horror movie there, and they don't seem to show those on the one-and-only drive-in around here.

Fast and the Furious 6. Quite liked it, for sure. Much like the previous one, it's just the right level of insane stunts and excessive car crashes (the cast is basically a bunch of superhumans now, especially considering all the super-high-speed-jumping they do). The plot is the usual bunch of lamebrain twists and set piece connectors, but everyone sells it all so well that it's okay. I still love me some Vin Diesel, so it's always good to see him growl his way around a screen. The biggest problem this movie has is that, all too often, it goes the close-up/shaky/quickcam method of shooing the fights (and the finale is set at night, and all difficult to see what's going on at times), which can make them a pain. Which sucks, because the fights themselves are actually quite well done, very well choreographed and hard-hitting. Other than that, this is just the right sort of popcorn movie for the summer: the kind that doesn't take itself too seriously and is a load of fun for it. See if with a packed house, audience reactions in my screening were great.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12745 on: May 26, 2013, 03:31:10 AM »
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Still, great.  And immensely rewatchable movie.  As good as Eastwood is in this, I think the real pleasure is Eli Wallach.  For most of the movie he plays the Daffy Duck role to Eastwood's Bugs Bunny, but at the same time, he still comes across as a force to be reckoned with despite being stymied for much of the movie (and he does nearly kill Blondie slowly and painfully).  I also forgot how much I love the scene at the monastery, which really humanizes the character.  Of course, there's also comedy in him pretending to be a nice guy to a nearly unconscious Blondie.  That scene totally reminds me of GOB Bluth (although GOB would actually genuinely like Michael, despite his sleaziness).

Hot Fuzz

Also rewatched this one.  Humour wise, it is surprisingly dense in rewatching.  Also, lots of little things I didn't notice; basically everyone's last name pertain to their job (Tiller who works in the flower shop, Messenger who is a newsman, Merchant who is a store owner).  Also,

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12746 on: May 26, 2013, 03:58:49 AM »
It may be an unpopular opinion, but I've always liked Hot Fuzz more than Shaun of the Dead (and I fucking love SotD).

If there happens to be a Blood and Ice Cream trilogy event locally I will definitely try to get the night off.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12747 on: May 26, 2013, 04:05:03 AM »
Actually, I'm of the same opinion.  Both are great movies, but Hot Fuzz shows an already strong writer/director getting even better and even more in control.  I think it also helps that while both movie subvert a formula, I think Hot Fuzz makes it even more unique (plus I'm a big fan of the original Wicker Man and the Prisoner and there's sort of a bit of both in that movie).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12748 on: May 26, 2013, 10:38:27 AM »
I think there's some good stuff in RotJ.  I think it looks great and I like the opening Jabba's Palace rescue.  The Ewoks spoil it and the repetition of the Death Star seems like Lucas not being able to think up anything original, but I think it's far better than the prequels.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12749 on: May 26, 2013, 10:40:20 AM »
Honestly, RotJ was always my favorite of the trilogy, as a kid and now. Jabba's Palace stuff, the Death Star fights (inside and out), even the Endor things (helps that the actual speeder bike parts and the stuff with the shield generator are great). Although the Nooooo is the one thing that's really keeping me from the Blu-ray. Just such a stupid decision to add that in...