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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11490 on: September 01, 2012, 08:48:52 PM »
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11491 on: September 01, 2012, 09:34:43 PM »
Some bargin Blu-Rays I picked up:

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  Last time I watched this was on VHS on a small screem.  It looks really great on Blu-Ray, they did a nice job with the HD transfer.  The shots of the city look fantastic, the art museum scene really stands out in HD.  I'm guessing this is a longer cut since I don't remember certain little bits here and there. 


MI: Ghost Protocol
 I was skeptical about the positive reviews of this but they were right.  I haven't seen all the previous MI movies but this one was more of a call back to the TV show than the previous ones I've seen.  And the best MI movie I've seen.  And Cruise didn't suck in this one. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11492 on: September 02, 2012, 05:36:26 AM »
Finally watched Dracula (1931). Beleive it or not, I had never seen the whole thing. Mostly bits and pieces of it that were in other movies.

I liked it. And while it is definitely dated, it holds up better than I thought it would. Silly bats on strings notwithstanding. I was also very surprised that they didn't show ANYTHING of Dracula getting staked (and that Dr. VanHelsing didn't even think to bring any tools with him).
The guy who plays Renfield reminded me of Johnny Depp, too.
I can also see why Hor-Riff-ic Productions decided to riff it. That is going to be hilarious!

I saw it for the first time a couple of years ago. I didn't love it until I watched it with the Philip Glass score. It makes it so much better, for me.
Normally not a fan of Phillip Glass, but I will try watching it sometime with the score option turned on. The regular movie has no score whatsoever, and it REALLY hurt the pacing and was noticeably absent.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11493 on: September 03, 2012, 06:29:04 AM »
Had the day off yesterday, and with no chores to do, I basically watched every film ever made.

The Guy from Harlem is an hilariously cheap blaxploitation film, which has so much awfulness in it that it comes back round to being highly enjoyable.  The acting is terrible across the board, the production values scrape the bottom of a very deep barrel, and it seems to be out of copyright.  It's available on the Internet Archive for those looking for something tremendous.  I'd love to see it riffed, despite a couple of scenes of brief nudity, it's perfect.

The Patient in Room 18
is a mystery programmer from the 1930s, notable perhaps only for being a relatively early Ann Sheridan movie.  A pleasant hour long experience, it would've fit perfectly onto TV screens 20 years later.

Jonah Hex
- Another comicbook adaptation from Warner's that proves that they have no idea how to adapt their own properties correctly.  On the surface it has all the right ingredients, and it looks quite nice too, but it has been absolutely butchered in production.  Relationships, character motivations, basic plot dynamics take giant leaps of logic because things are just plain missing.  Minus the opening and closing credits, Jonah Hex is about 70 minutes long and barely functions as a movie, and is probably much more successful as a string of mundane set-pieces.

The Finger Points - A rather tired, even in 1931 when it was made, drama about an idealistic crime reporter who after falling into debt immediately starts taking money from the mob to NOT report on them.  He gets a little too big for his britches, so the mob decides to bump him off.  Utterly ridiculous, worth only seeing for a young Clark Gable as the mob boss and Fay Wray as the token love interest.

Father is a Bachelor - William Holden stars in this family film about a wanderer who stumbles upon a half dozen orphaned kids and reluctantly becomes their adopted father.  Coleen Grey plays the pretty love interest, and everything passes pleasantly enough for 90 minutes.

Take Me to Town
- Comedy western starring Ann Sheridan (20 years after Patient in Room 18 and still beautiful) as an "entertainer" on the run from the law when a couple of children ask her to be their mother.  Their father is Sterling Hayden, who turns out to be the preacher of a local town.  Will the two find love? Or will the law and her evil ex-boyfriend catch up to her?  I don't think it's particularly hard to guess.  Very light, but not unpleasant.

Ninja Academy - It's Police Academy with ninjas.  Sort of.  A group of misfits, for varying reasons, sign up to a week long ninja training course, unbeknownst to any of them is that the ninja school is targeted for attack by a rival school bent upon stealing the sacred relic held within.  Junk.

Lone Wolf McQuade
- Chuck Norris appears (but doesn't appear to act) in this modern western - complete with a decent Morricone rip-off score - about a Texas Ranger up against local crime boss, David Carradine.  Apparently the producers of this film sued the ones of Walker Texas Ranger a number of years later. 

Undefeatable - Cynthia Rothrock kicks ass in this horror/action movie about a man who goes crazy and starts killing women of a certain type, ultimately murdering Rothrock's sister.  Convinced it was one of the rivals in her local street fighting community, she blazes through them trying avenge her sister's death.  The fighting is pretty good, and for all her acting limitations, Rothrock is pretty reliable on screen, but it's certainly nothing to compare with the very best of the martial arts genre.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11494 on: September 03, 2012, 09:15:30 AM »


Jonah Hex
- Another comicbook adaptation from Warner's that proves that they have no idea how to adapt their own properties correctly.  On the surface it has all the right ingredients, and it looks quite nice too, but it has been absolutely butchered in production.  Relationships, character motivations, basic plot dynamics take giant leaps of logic because things are just plain missing.  Minus the opening and closing credits, Jonah Hex is about 70 minutes long and barely functions as a movie, and is probably much more successful as a string of mundane set-pieces.

I was so crestfallen when I saw the trailer.  It was so wrong-headed in all respects except for Josh Brolin!  I love Jonah Hex and am a big fan of the Palimotti/Gray run.  In that, Jonah kills bad guys but he's not a good person.  He's got a sense of justice but it's kind of warped and he has let good people die due to his indifference.  To get a taste, watch the animated short from the Batman: Under the Red Hood dvd.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11495 on: September 03, 2012, 10:24:35 AM »
The Secret World of Arietty. I can say that this is my least favorite Ghibli film, bumping Nausica out of it's spot. Nothing happened for the first hour of the movie, and when things DID happen, it ended too quickly. Terrible pacing, and I'm not exactly impressed with the voice work done, either. I think one of the main problems with it is that it has the Ghibli name associated with it. If this was from any other company, I'd say, that it's a good movie. I've come to expect amazing things, from Ghibli, though, so this gets an ok rating.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11496 on: September 03, 2012, 10:37:18 AM »
The Secret World of Arietty. I can say that this is my least favorite Ghibli film, bumping Nausica out of it's spot. Nothing happened for the first hour of the movie, and when things DID happen, it ended too quickly. Terrible pacing, and I'm not exactly impressed with the voice work done, either. I think one of the main problems with it is that it has the Ghibli name associated with it. If this was from any other company, I'd say, that it's a good movie. I've come to expect amazing things, from Ghibli, though, so this gets an ok rating.

Yeah, it was a nice little movie, but not up to par with other Ghibli productions like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11497 on: September 03, 2012, 02:42:27 PM »
The Secret World of Arietty. I can say that this is my least favorite Ghibli film, bumping Nausica out of it's spot. Nothing happened for the first hour of the movie, and when things DID happen, it ended too quickly. Terrible pacing, and I'm not exactly impressed with the voice work done, either. I think one of the main problems with it is that it has the Ghibli name associated with it. If this was from any other company, I'd say, that it's a good movie. I've come to expect amazing things, from Ghibli, though, so this gets an ok rating.

I liked it better than Earthsea, but yeah, it wasn't so hot.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11498 on: September 03, 2012, 03:27:24 PM »
The Secret World of Arietty. I can say that this is my least favorite Ghibli film, bumping Nausica out of it's spot. Nothing happened for the first hour of the movie, and when things DID happen, it ended too quickly. Terrible pacing, and I'm not exactly impressed with the voice work done, either. I think one of the main problems with it is that it has the Ghibli name associated with it. If this was from any other company, I'd say, that it's a good movie. I've come to expect amazing things, from Ghibli, though, so this gets an ok rating.

I liked it better than Earthsea, but yeah, it wasn't so hot.

It was perfectly enjoyable, it just had the misfortune of being released by a company that's set such high standards for itself (it's like Brave, in a sense).

Tales from Earthsea, meanwhile, simply isn't very good (or coherent by the end).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11499 on: September 03, 2012, 05:07:23 PM »
It was perfectly enjoyable, it just had the misfortune of being released by a company that's set such high standards for itself (it's like Brave, in a sense).

I haven't seen Brave yet, but I figure Cars 2 was released to lower our expectations. ;P
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11500 on: September 03, 2012, 05:16:18 PM »
Oh yeah, and we were tired and grumpy last night, so we watched Enchanted.

A great movie? No, but it's fun, clever in moments and Amy Adams is perfect in it.

Cheered us both up.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11501 on: September 03, 2012, 05:43:30 PM »
I watched Amadeus for the first time yesterday.  It was odd, but entertaining.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11502 on: September 03, 2012, 06:14:02 PM »
I like the film despite its depiction of Salieri being wrong in just about every detail (Mozart less so though it does downplay his professionalism massively). Still a fun movie all the same. :)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11503 on: September 03, 2012, 08:41:33 PM »
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. It was interesting to see what happened to Laura Palmer before she died but overall the show is better.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11504 on: September 04, 2012, 07:52:35 AM »
"Friends with Kids"

Two best friends don't like the way their other friends marriages turned out so they decide to skip the whole marriage thing and have a kid together.  Great movie but pretty much knew what the outcome would be. 

But most importantly, how could I have not realized just how hot Adam Scott it?  I think he's my new crush.
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