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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10920 on: June 03, 2012, 08:35:32 AM »
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10921 on: June 03, 2012, 08:36:43 AM »
Plus he's a redneck Chinese dude, he's got to feel pretty isolated.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10922 on: June 03, 2012, 08:48:56 AM »
Rosemary's Baby

You know, I'll happily acknowledge that this is a great movie and a subtle horror classic, but I think I have a controversial opinion that I like the Tenant more than this.  Of course, perhaps it's because while both are slow burn horror films, Rosemary is a bit slower.  Not a bad thing, just my opinion.  Still, a fantastic horror classic.  Polanksi might be a piece of shit, but in his prime, he was a hell of a director and is expert at making great supernatural horror with almost no special effects (in fact, the one "monster" effect just doesn't quite work for me).  I love the overall feeling of dread of living under the thumb of people who tell you what's best for you.  Both this and the Tenant are great at making you question what's really going on rather than "we just got to wait for the main character to figure it out."


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10923 on: June 03, 2012, 08:54:19 AM »
I didn't like Rosemary's Baby when I saw it not too long ago.  I think it might be a victim of its own success, where countless films have ripped it off and made the original seem tired.  Repulsion is my favourite person goes crazy film from Polanski. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10924 on: June 03, 2012, 10:36:49 AM »
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10925 on: June 03, 2012, 02:06:35 PM »
Metropolis. I watched the restored 2002 DVD from Kino and for such an old movie it looked beautiful. Usually silent movies are a chore to get through for me (granted, I haven't seen too many), but this one was entertaining the entire time. Of course, this is one of the greatest movies ever made and possibly the greatest silent film.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10926 on: June 03, 2012, 02:52:50 PM »
A lot of silent movies are beautiful to look at, as there was the obvious emphasis on the visual aspect of movies in that era.  They can be tough to watch at times though, I admit, but they can really be rewarding.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10927 on: June 03, 2012, 05:32:31 PM »
Metropolis. I watched the restored 2002 DVD from Kino and for such an old movie it looked beautiful. Usually silent movies are a chore to get through for me (granted, I haven't seen too many), but this one was entertaining the entire time. Of course, this is one of the greatest movies ever made and possibly the greatest silent film.

2002, so it doesn't have the lost footage, did that version have the storyboards to fill in the gaps?  Try to get the complete version, the lost scenes couldn't be restored very well since the print they found was in rough shape, they don't look that good but they do add a lot to the plot.  I think the "complete Metropolis" disc came out a few years ago.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10928 on: June 03, 2012, 05:59:09 PM »
I caught up on a few of the more recent blockbusters yesterday -

Captain America - Really enjoyed it.  I preferred the first half to the second, when it was focused more on character than action, but I think Chris Evans turned out to be a good choice for the role, especially as everything within that range seems to fall to either Bradley Cooper or Ryan Reynolds.

Green Lantern
- Starring a miscast Ryan Reynolds! I don't mind the guy too much in other films, but he really can't pull off the character he's being asked to play.  Aside from the bad, fake look of the movie, I thought that the bad guys really came to nothing. 

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
- Man, this was cool.  From its use of awesome gadgets (love the fake hallway) and the supporting cast, I think this might be my favourite of the series so far.  Here's hoping that its giant box-office gross means that Cruise and co get to do another one.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10929 on: June 03, 2012, 06:05:47 PM »
especially as everything within that range seems to fall to either Bradley Cooper or Ryan Reynolds.

Ah, the douchebag spectrum.

Who else is going to take those roles if not for them? Ryan Gosling and Leonardo DiCaprio seem like they have too much self-respect.  I actually can't think of that many 30-ish leading man types around at the moment. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10930 on: June 03, 2012, 06:49:14 PM »


Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
- Man, this was cool.  From its use of awesome gadgets (love the fake hallway) and the supporting cast, I think this might be my favourite of the series so far.  Here's hoping that its giant box-office gross means that Cruise and co get to do another one.

Ghost Protocol was great.  Please let Brad Bird direct every movie ever from now on please.  At least a few comic book movies.  Seriously, any of them.  The man really uses what he learned in animation to make a fluid engrossing action flick.  It shows that you can make a silly, shallow action movie and have it be VERY good. (I'm told that's also what Raid: Redemption is, only shallow to an exciting extreme).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10931 on: June 03, 2012, 07:04:00 PM »
I kept forgetting that Brad Bird directed Ghost Protocol, so that's probably why it took so long to watch it.  I remember liking the first MI movie, but barely remember the plot. Didn't like part 2 and skipped part 3 entirely, so it was a real shock to the system when I ended up loving this one.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10932 on: June 03, 2012, 07:22:41 PM »


Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
- Man, this was cool.  From its use of awesome gadgets (love the fake hallway) and the supporting cast, I think this might be my favourite of the series so far.  Here's hoping that its giant box-office gross means that Cruise and co get to do another one.

Ghost Protocol was great.  Please let Brad Bird direct every movie ever from now on please.  At least a few comic book movies.  Seriously, any of them.  The man really uses what he learned in animation to make a fluid engrossing action flick.  It shows that you can make a silly, shallow action movie and have it be VERY good. (I'm told that's also what Raid: Redemption is, only shallow to an exciting extreme).

I seem to be in the tiny minority for my ambivalence for Ghost Protocol. I liked a number of the action beats, but a lot of the rest of the film really didn't work for me (especially the terribly lackluster villain). Then again, the entire MI series (all entries) have never really worked for me, so it's probably just me. Bird did a great job, of course, and I'll take anything else he has to offer.

And The Raid (nuts to the extra title) is an action movie stripped down to the bone, and it works absolute wonders for it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10933 on: June 03, 2012, 07:38:07 PM »
Metropolis. I watched the restored 2002 DVD from Kino and for such an old movie it looked beautiful. Usually silent movies are a chore to get through for me (granted, I haven't seen too many), but this one was entertaining the entire time. Of course, this is one of the greatest movies ever made and possibly the greatest silent film.

2002, so it doesn't have the lost footage, did that version have the storyboards to fill in the gaps?  Try to get the complete version, the lost scenes couldn't be restored very well since the print they found was in rough shape, they don't look that good but they do add a lot to the plot.  I think the "complete Metropolis" disc came out a few years ago.

It has missing footage, but it does say on screen (in different font than the regular dialog font) what is happening in the missing scenes. I do plan on watching both The Complete Metropolis and the 90 minute cut from the 80s at some point.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #10934 on: June 03, 2012, 08:39:56 PM »
Metropolis. I watched the restored 2002 DVD from Kino and for such an old movie it looked beautiful. Usually silent movies are a chore to get through for me (granted, I haven't seen too many), but this one was entertaining the entire time. Of course, this is one of the greatest movies ever made and possibly the greatest silent film.

2002, so it doesn't have the lost footage, did that version have the storyboards to fill in the gaps?  Try to get the complete version, the lost scenes couldn't be restored very well since the print they found was in rough shape, they don't look that good but they do add a lot to the plot.  I think the "complete Metropolis" disc came out a few years ago.

It has missing footage, but it does say on screen (in different font than the regular dialog font) what is happening in the missing scenes. I do plan on watching both The Complete Metropolis and the 90 minute cut from the 80s at some point.

I haven't seen the cut made in the 80s, is that the one with the rock soundtrack?

Seeing what they were able to do with A Trip To The Moon maybe someday they will do the same for the 2 very short scenes still missing because they were too far gone on the print found in Argentina in 2008.  I don't know if the film was broken or just faded, if faded there's not a lot that can be done.