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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11400 on: August 22, 2012, 09:15:09 AM »
Watched ParaNorman last weekend with the Quiptracks crew. I really liked it. Very charming and fun, particularly the first half. The humor is good, although a little inconsistant.
  I thought the end got a little too talky, and the trippy visuals at the very end seemed over the top. I also don't think it needed as much CGI as it used. Mustly for the aformentioned ending, and the ghost effects (the characters are still stop motion, but the cloud effects around them are CG). Most of that was unecessary (clouding and gas effects around the ghosts) or could have been looked a little different to be done in stop motion (the witch cloud and the lightning girl at the end). But those were very minor gripes overall.
  The 3D was excellent here. Not surprising because it is an animated movie, and filmed in 3D.
  While not as good as Coraline or Monster House (both movies I LOVED!), I will definitely be picking this one up when it comes out on DVD.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11401 on: August 22, 2012, 09:36:09 AM »
The Quiet Man

Fun John Wayne film about a man who moves to Ireland in order to forget his life in the states.  Ends up marrying a girl (Maureen O'Hara), but the relationship turns rocky when she's denied her dowry by her asshole brother.  There are some gender role issues her that rub the wrong way (John Wayne manhandles Maureen a LOT), but overall it was really good and I completely get both sides of their issue: John Wayne doesn't think the money is important but for Maureen it seems to be about the fact that she earned that money and it's hers to have.

Please note this film does nothing to dispel the myth that Irishmen are drunk and violent.  Also, John Wayne; not that quiet.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11402 on: August 22, 2012, 10:43:53 AM »
It ain't a John Wayne film if there ain't manhandling.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11403 on: August 22, 2012, 04:39:40 PM »
Two for the Seasaw is a romantic comedy starring Shirley MaClaine and Robert Mitchum.  Mitchum is a lawyer, recently divorced who meets MaClaine's failed dancer whose former relationships has left her bruised and vulnerable.  It's finely performed, and a world away from the glossy Doris Day vehicles made around the same time, but it tends to write itself in circles and is a little tedious in the process.

The Mysterians - A Japanese sci-fi film from the late 50s about alien invaders who land upon Earth in an invulnerable ship who demand 2 miles of land and a supply of women to replenish their numbers.  It has similar production values to the Gamera/Godzilla films (it's made by the same studio) but has generally less interesting set-pieces than either of those.

You Can't Run Away From it - A musical remake of Frank Capra's classic It Happened One Night, starring Jack Lemmon and June Allyson.  It doesn't entirely work, as for all of Lemmon's skills as an actor, he doesn't really pull off the rogueish charm that the part demands.  All the best stuff - including better chemistry between the two leads - remains in the original.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11404 on: August 22, 2012, 05:14:58 PM »

The Mysterians - A Japanese sci-fi film from the late 50s about alien invaders who land upon Earth in an invulnerable ship who demand 2 miles of land and a supply of women to replenish their numbers.  It has similar production values to the Gamera/Godzilla films (it's made by the same studio) but has generally less interesting set-pieces than either of those.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11405 on: August 22, 2012, 06:17:11 PM »
Get the Gringo

It was AWESOME! I love me a crazy sumbitch and Mel is top of the heap - as they said in South Park: "Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but the man knows story structure." This one proves it yet again. If you dug Payback - this is the spiritual successor. It's shot beautifully, Mel's character is a badass of...well...Mel Gibson proportions, the dialog (despite being subtitle heavy) is snappy and there are plenty of good "Oh F**k!" moments. It's not The Godfather yadda yadda blanket statement of acknowledging the difference between fun and "serious art" - but this is intelligent fun with a lot of great detail put in. It's definitely on the brutal side of fun, but if you are a fan of movies like Payback, Taken, Snatch, etc then you should be right at home.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11406 on: August 23, 2012, 05:41:45 AM »
The Mechanic

The remake with Jason Statham.  It was OK, although I still prefer the original with Charles Bronson.  Statham is more fun to watch.  The hunky guy.  I also enjoy Ben Foster, he was good as the no-good son.

Wrath of The Titans

I enjoyed it.  But I enjoy all of that mythology stuff anyway.  They could have cut out some of the fighting, I actually fast forwarded through most of those scenes.  Got the movie down to about an hour.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11407 on: August 23, 2012, 07:25:08 AM »
Wrath of The Titans

I enjoyed it.  But I enjoy all of that mythology stuff anyway.  They could have cut out some of the fighting, I actually fast forwarded through most of those scenes.  Got the movie down to about an hour.

I know what you mean. I always zone out during battle/fight scenes, too.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11408 on: August 23, 2012, 09:39:17 AM »
My understanding of Wrath is that people liked it, but a week later, they couldn't really remember why.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11409 on: August 23, 2012, 02:52:19 PM »
My understanding of Wrath is that people liked it, but a week later, they couldn't really remember why.

More like one day.  I saw it the other night.  It was okay.  It didn't offend my sensibilities.  I enjoyed it as much as you can enjoy watching something while eating dinner and looking stuff up on Amazon at the same time.  But I couldn't now tell you what it is that I enjoyed about it.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11410 on: August 23, 2012, 05:09:49 PM »


One of my favourite movies (completely unironically).
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11411 on: August 24, 2012, 06:02:20 AM »
Popeye is kind of amazing.  I'm not crazy about the songs, but Williams and Duvall are perfect for Popeye and Olive Oyl. 

Welcome, Mr Beddoes is a spy comedy from the 60s starring James Garner as a banker who goes to assist in the building of a water plant, but who everyone assumes is a spy pretending to be a banker.  It's very light, but enjoyable enough with good supporting cast.

The Vindicator
- Terrible 80s sci-fi/horror movie about a scientist who is killed in an "accident" and is revived as a cyborg to be used for potential space explorations.  He goes crazy, realises he was murdered by ambitious colleagues and goes on a revenge killing spree.  Pam Grier livens things up for about 10 minutes, but it's something that's been both seen and done before a million times. 

Arabesque
- Stanley Donen's follow up to the magnificent Charade is another spy comedy, this time pairing Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren.  Peck plays an Egyptologist hired by a mysterious and sinister Egyptian business man to decipher a piece of paper with hieroglyphics on it.  Loren is the business man's mistress, but also has her own agenda.  Nowhere near as good as Charade, mostly due to lack of comedic talent from Peck.  He's a solid old block of granite on screen, but stone isn't particularly funny.  It lacks the light touch and sophistication found in Charade too.


I also went back and watched two films that I adore - The Lady Eve and Philadelphia Story.  Both brilliantly written with amazing performances, especially Barbra Stanwyck in the former and Cary Grant in the latter. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11412 on: August 24, 2012, 06:18:34 AM »
Just watched my very favorite film, Miller's Crossing.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11413 on: August 24, 2012, 06:23:27 AM »
Popeye is kind of amazing.  I'm not crazy about the songs, but Williams and Duvall are perfect for Popeye and Olive Oyl. 
While I don't like the movie itself, I agree the casting is absolutely spot on. Shelly Duvall was born to play Olive Oyl.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11414 on: August 24, 2012, 06:44:04 AM »
The Raid: Redemption

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