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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14010 on: June 29, 2014, 02:20:32 PM »
The Artist

I had actually managed to stay away from much information about the film, just heard the praise it got, so I had no idea what I was getting in to, so I didn't know I was going to watch a silent movie about silent movies transitioning to talkies. I enjoyed it a lot, felt the second half dragged a little, but was still a very enjoyable film.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14011 on: June 29, 2014, 06:07:37 PM »
Got about 40 minutes into Dead-End Drive-In and was soooo bored I turned it off. I thought it would be a horror movie, some kind of slasher or something. Meh. I don't really care about post-apocalyptic punk movies.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14012 on: June 29, 2014, 06:12:25 PM »
Nickolodeon got away with SO many dirty jokes in those days...

They also got away with putting Sinbad in things.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14013 on: June 29, 2014, 06:42:28 PM »
And got only 30 minutes in to Visiting Hours, and was really bored by that too. Michael Ironside is very intimidating as the killer, but there is an hour left to go and he's already killing people in the  hospital, it can only get even more drawn out from here. That being said, the way they portrayed the newswoman getting attacked in her home was rather suspenseful.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14014 on: June 29, 2014, 08:50:38 PM »
After the last two duds that I turned off, I wanted something more interesting. So I watched BARBARELLA. While it certainly wasn't boring, it sure was stupid. And nonsensical. And just full of "WTF am I looking at?!" imagery. I was actually really surprised to find out afterward it was a 1968 movie, because it had 70s written all over it. Jane Fonda was gorgeous, and at least kept my attention. I'm glad I watched it, but I doubt I will again.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14015 on: June 29, 2014, 08:53:43 PM »
Do you have a giant wheel that you spin to choose what movie you watch?

I feel like you need to improve whatever the process is. ;P
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14016 on: June 29, 2014, 09:36:41 PM »
Those were on my Netflix Instant que.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14017 on: June 29, 2014, 10:56:19 PM »
I have 1900 channels, including Xfinity Streampix, every Premium channel, also, Netflix, Amazon Prime, I have the whole X1 package, which is really nice. Most of the movies I want to see I either already have on DVD or Blu-ray, or they bore me to death. What I find I watch most often are MST3K eps I don't already have on DVD, or Cinematic Titanic, or Film Crew movies...

Most movies are pure crap. They are only watchable if Mike, Bill or Kevin, et. al, make fun of them.

Because, otherwise I would make fun of them, only not as well.

Recently, my wife and I were watching "The Conjuring", what a load of hoowhey. Total crap because I know the ghostbusters involved as I followed all of their work from the Amittyville case (HOAX), from the 70's... these are crazy people.

These catholic people see demons everywhere and there is a line in the movie in which the husband ghostbuster says, "The crucifixes scare away the ghosts, like vampires... although, I don't believe in vampires!" That's supposed to be cute.

I have to say, "Why not?" You believe in demons, angles, ghosts, Gods, monsters, why not vampires and werewolves? Why not goblins or giants? Where is the line? Dragons? Hobbits?

You let a little of this bullshit into your Universe then you are a slave to it. So, they let these weirdo's marry and have a kid, (traumatizing them with their bizarre beliefs in Cyclopes or minotaur's) but two rational gay people shouldn't marry or adopt kids...

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14018 on: June 29, 2014, 11:10:18 PM »
I'm sorry Imrahil.... I did rant there.... I'm 50 now... I have aged out of the demographics, I am no longer a viable, marketable consumer, so, my role now is to rant and write "Letters the the Editor"...

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14019 on: June 30, 2014, 04:43:32 AM »
I saw Ip Man 2 yesterday, and it was surprisingly a lot like Rocky IV.  Just with more nonsensical fighting.  It was cool.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14020 on: June 30, 2014, 06:11:21 AM »
Really, Mrbasehart? Really?

Allow me to trump your love of silly cinema with my love of Dracula. Ever since I was a kid I loved the novel, but no movies ever really captured it. The closest were the Hammer Christopher Lee Dracula's because he never spoke and was a vicious monster. Of course, I liked the Frank Langella Drac, (or Disco Drac, as I called him because of his puffy hair) but still there was this "love" thing which neither Dracula as a literary idea or as the real Vlad Tepes ever knew. Both were horrible monsters.

Coppalla tried but, really, LOVE does not make a person a vampire. And there was a lot of MTV poisoning and it was really a silly version. Although, much closer to the novel than any other, but Keanu Reeves....

The real Vlad Tepes, despite being a psychopath, was considered by Romania to be a great hero.

Now, I saw a trailer for a new Dracula movie, "Dracula: Untold" which even as stupid as I think it may be... makes me a little bit wet...

Vlad Tepese Dracul, did defeat the Turks, but not by exploding in a cloud of bats, as much as I want to think he did.

Also, the actor that plays Tywin Lannister is the vampire that "makes" Dracula.

So.... that is cool...
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14021 on: July 01, 2014, 03:35:57 AM »
Just watched Glitter, starring Mariah Carrey...Did say Glitter? I meant, Crossraods, starring Britney Spears. Oh well, they're actually the same movie.   It started off predictably- Britney bouncing around in her underwear. Then, if crashed like whatever caused the Tunguska event.  The singing was lousy, but it was drowned out by the bad acting.   So, that was a plus.   Speaking of pluses, the plot was not one.

Then it was over. 

My favorite part was when Mike said, "Their's is a love that will last well into the third reel."
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14022 on: July 01, 2014, 04:50:11 AM »
I'm sorry Imrahil.... I did rant there.... I'm 50 now... I have aged out of the demographics, I am no longer a viable, marketable consumer, so, my role now is to rant and write "Letters the the Editor"...

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"For Shame!!!!!"

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14023 on: July 01, 2014, 04:54:17 AM »
I'm sorry Imrahil.... I did rant there.... I'm 50 now... I have aged out of the demographics, I am no longer a viable, marketable consumer, so, my role now is to rant and write "Letters the the Editor"...

"Dear Sirs,

"For Shame!!!!!"

Don't forget to add "I am NOT a crackpot" at the end.  That's a crucial step.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #14024 on: July 01, 2014, 08:40:47 PM »
A light month in movies as we were watching Breaking Bad seasons three and four.

The Muppet Movie - Showed it to my son for the first time and even though he's only 16 months old, it held his attention for the whole film! Very proud of that kid. He really loved the songs.
   
Beauty of the Devil - A 1950 French adaptation of the Faust story. It is a fantastically entertaining film. I love films like this, Orpheus and Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau. Wonderful!

The Hidden Fortress - The Kurosawa film that heavily inspired Star Wars. And wow, you can really see the influence. The two peasants are basically R2D2 and C3PO. It even uses some of the same wipes that Lucas used! This is an incredibly fun adventure film.
   
The Stranger - Another amazing film, until somewhat recently the only prints of this film that accidentally went into public domain were almost unwatchable. The Kino release is beautiful (though you can still see in places how bad the source that was restored was). Orson Welles plays a Nazi who escaped to America and assumed a new identity. Edward Robinson is a detective who has followed another Nazi to the town who is trying to meet up with Welles. Really tense film. Great stuff!

The Quiet Man - We decided to take a chance on this non-western John Ford movie, since we have been really getting into his westerns lately. John Wayne plays an Irish-born American boxer who returns to Ireland after a terrible incident (revealed later in the film) and falls in love with the sister of a man he quickly makes an enemy of. It's an odd film, very dated in its stereotypes of Irish people and also the treatment of women. Even still, I found myself really enjoying it. It feels like a Disney afternoon-type movie, though the content is much more adult.

Zatoichi on the Road - Another brilliant entry in the series! Zatoichi vows to protect a girl and get her safely home. She's the daughter of someone important though and bandits would like to take her and collect a reward. Zatoichi also gets tangles up in a turf war. Loving these films (though I can't believe I still have 20 to go!)
   
The LEGO Movie - Eh. I thought this had a very clever ending, but on the whole, it was just OK. Not sure exactly why it became such a big deal?

Atlantis: The Lost Empire - I love this film, I wish it had been more successful so that Disney would have made more adventure films in this style.
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