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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11025 on: June 20, 2012, 04:43:50 PM »
Kings of Pastry - A Pennebaker/Hegudus documentary about the pastry competition to win the title of Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.  MOF for short.  It means you are the one of the best craftsmen in France and it's one of their most prestigious titles.  This one just happens to be about dessert.  It's a very quiet and subdued affair.  The chefs are low key, go about their business in a no nonsense manner and avoid the histrionics so common in American cooking shows.  And it's utterly compelling.     This is serious business.  It isn't about selling yourself.  And while the goal is to achieve perfection, it isn't such bad a thing if you don't.  Devoting yourself to the goal is enough for some of the chefs.  There's a very zen quality to it.  Yes, the French take themselves a little too seriously but you don't really get that too much with this documentary.

I enjoyed this a lot, too. I think I like documentaries more than works of fiction. This was a great documentary.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11026 on: June 20, 2012, 05:09:12 PM »
Chernobyl Diaries - Made by the guy behind Paranormal Activity, Chernobyl Diaries is a really shitty horror movie about a group of American tourists who decide to take a guided and illegal tour of Chernobyl.  Then they're stranded there and at the mercy of wild animals and the mutated humans who apparently never left.  So we sort of have a crappy mixture of Tarkovsky's Stalker and Wes Craven's Hills Have Eyes, with neither the atmosphere, intelligence, and basic shock factor that either of those supplied.  The characters are either one-note or unlikeable, the location work is quite nice but never exploited properly, and you can see where everything's going way in advance of the movie going there.  It's really shitty.

Decoy Bride
- A slight but charming romantic comedy starring one of my biggest man-crushes, David Tennant.  He plays an author who is to marry the biggest star in Hollywood (Alice Eve, lucky girl!) but because of huge media attention, they decide to marry on a remote Scottish island.  The story does leak, and Eve's entourage plan a fake wedding with Tennant and a local shop owner (Kelly Mcdonald) to draw them off and the usual romantic comedy complication ensue.  As I said, there's not a whole lot to the movie, but it glides by on the skill of the lead actors. 
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11027 on: June 21, 2012, 10:50:24 AM »
When I was nine, this TV ad freaked me right the hell out:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PxgVoUL22s8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/PxgVoUL22s8</a>


So, last night, I finally saw Magic for the first time. Pretty effective psychological thriller; if you weren't woodged-out by ventriloquists' dummies before, this movie will almost certainly do the trick.

Also, as Anthony Hopkins observes in the film, Ann-Margret's breasts really SHOULD be in the Louvre.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11028 on: June 21, 2012, 11:02:28 AM »
Also, as Anthony Hopkins observes in the film, Ann-Margaret's breasts really SHOULD be in the Louvre.
Ain't that the truth?

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11029 on: June 22, 2012, 10:44:00 PM »
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

 The marketing of this movie has been all wrong, this is not a comedy.  There are some funny bits but they end about half-way through.   I still really enjoyed it.  Good acting from both Carell and Keira Knightly and a lot of good cameos.

One other good thing to say about this movie:
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11030 on: June 22, 2012, 10:56:11 PM »
After reading some tips about reducing ghosting on my 3D TV I watched the worst offender I have, Tangled, and was able to enjoy the 3D this time using a lower contrast setting.  Had to fast forward a bit early on, wasn't in the mood for the early songs, but then let it run from the point where she leaves the tower.  The horse is clearly the best character in that, not that I'm biased or anything... ;D

After that I watched Despicable Me for probably the 5th time, great movie and great 3D.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11031 on: June 22, 2012, 11:28:24 PM »
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

 The marketing of this movie has been all wrong, this is not a comedy.  There are some funny bits but they end about half-way through.   I still really enjoyed it.  Good acting from both Carell and Keira Knightly and a lot of good cameos.

One other good thing to say about this movie:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

After reading the spoiler, I want to see it even more.  Probably going tomorrow.

Last movie I watched was Chronicle.  I'd seen it theaters and liked it and I enjoyed the second viewing.  I think it's one of the most effective uses of the "found footage" style that I've seen.  I watched the director's cut and there were only 2 scenes that I recognized as not being in the theatrical version, neither of which were very good.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11032 on: June 22, 2012, 11:45:22 PM »
I just watched Remo Williams. Very fun action film.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11033 on: June 23, 2012, 12:02:08 AM »
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

 The marketing of this movie has been all wrong, this is not a comedy.  There are some funny bits but they end about half-way through.   I still really enjoyed it.  Good acting from both Carell and Keira Knightly and a lot of good cameos.

One other good thing to say about this movie:
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Wow that sounds so depressing,and here I was thinking it looked like a fun comedy from the trailer. Wow.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11034 on: June 23, 2012, 03:02:15 AM »
Man on a Ledge is the textbook definition of generic.  It's like they tried to stuff every single cliche from every caper/action film from the past thirty years into one film.  Watching this movie is like getting deja vu while suffering from deja vu.  There isn't any plot point you can't see coming a hundred miles away.  The worst part is that the film wastes some really fine actors like Ed Harris and William Sadler in forgettable non-roles.

Sam Worthington, please stop trying to do an American accent.  You can't do it.  Just stick to your regular Australian accent.  If I can accept Paul Hogan as an action lead here in America, then I think I can accept you too.

The only bright spot in this whole mess is Genesis Rodriguez.  But it's certainly not because of her acting.  It's because of her two, er, assets.  The scene where she strips down to her underwear is the only reason to watch this movie--and you can probably find that on Youtube sooner or later.

Avoid this movie unless you like your banality served with a side of titillating skin.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11035 on: June 23, 2012, 06:29:41 AM »
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

 The marketing of this movie has been all wrong, this is not a comedy.  There are some funny bits but they end about half-way through.   I still really enjoyed it.  Good acting from both Carell and Keira Knightly and a lot of good cameos.

One other good thing to say about this movie:
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Wow that sounds so depressing,and here I was thinking it looked like a fun comedy from the trailer. Wow.

It's really not depressing, and there is some really funny stuff just not a huge amount.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11036 on: June 23, 2012, 08:18:40 AM »
The thing that bothered me about Chronicle was just how many damnable kids in that school were constantly filming themselves for no apparent reason.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11037 on: June 23, 2012, 08:26:27 AM »
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11038 on: June 23, 2012, 08:43:33 AM »
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

 The marketing of this movie has been all wrong, this is not a comedy.  There are some funny bits but they end about half-way through.   I still really enjoyed it.  Good acting from both Carell and Keira Knightly and a lot of good cameos.

One other good thing to say about this movie:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Wow that sounds so depressing,and here I was thinking it looked like a fun comedy from the trailer. Wow.

It's really not depressing, and there is some really funny stuff just not a huge amount.

Well then I may check it out when it comes to DvD.  I don't normally have a problem with downer endings but in the last few months I haven't been able to stand them,I guess since I have had some things go wrong in my life I want the movies and Tv shows I watch to be upbeat so they will cheer me up.  I don't know that is the best I can come up with.

I'll check it out when it comes to Netflix.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11039 on: June 23, 2012, 09:38:28 AM »
I feel like Man on a Ledge would piss me off because the entire time, the guy is probably saying "I'll do it! I'll jump!" and I would just say "then jump, you stupid fuck!"