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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12135 on: December 19, 2012, 10:41:15 AM »
I don't think I could name a movie I hate.

I can.

I can name several, at least half a dozen
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12136 on: December 19, 2012, 10:43:44 AM »
I don't know if I hate any movies but I can certainly name several I found unbearably naff or boring, which is a form of hate I suppose. :)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12137 on: December 19, 2012, 11:25:44 AM »
There are plenty I don't like, some that I don't like a lot, but only one I can say I hate, mostly because everything I read about it beforehand made it sound wonderful and fun, when it's really dark and depressing.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12138 on: December 19, 2012, 12:37:07 PM »
I hate pretty much everything Adam Sandler has done.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12139 on: December 19, 2012, 03:32:07 PM »
Hope Springs

Sweet movie about a couple married 31 years finding love again.  The acting is good.  But that's to be expected with the two leads.

It was kind of disturbing for me to see Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones going at it though.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12140 on: December 19, 2012, 11:01:36 PM »
Trailer War

Another of the Drafthouse's film series, this one is basically a compilation of various goofy film trailers from the late 60s- mid 90s or so. Upon wantching, I've actually seen about a half dozen of them. (The actual films, not the trailers.)

The main problem with it is simple. It's too long. If this were 90 minutes, it would be fast enough to be a nice little compilation. But it's almost 2 hours long and it really starts to drag in the last half hour. A bit more editing would have probably helped the film a great deal.

Fun side note. Early in the film, there's a trailer for a film called "Golden Needles" about some magic acupuncture needles that give the person they are used upon great power. Yeah, that old plot again. Anyway, midway through the trailer, out trots a much slimmer star of "Walking Tall." Yep. Joe Don Baker. Well, the trailer ends and it segues into another Joe Don Baker film. A very familiar looking one. Yep. Joe Don Baker is Mittens. er, Mitchell. And the trailer makes it look a lot more exciting than what it actually turns out to be.

BTW- Mike? Conor? Sean? Get a copy of this. I suspect a few of these (like Voyage of the Rock Aliens with Pia Zadora or Animal Protector with Mr. Carradine. Again.) would make excellent riffs if they were available.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12141 on: December 21, 2012, 03:59:56 PM »
King Kong (1933). I watched the Criterion Collection laserdisc with the audio commentary (which was actually the first commentary ever). Interesting listen.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12142 on: December 21, 2012, 04:06:14 PM »
Brave. Beautiful to look at, but really weak story wise. Not terrible, just OK, but you expect better from Pixar.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12143 on: December 21, 2012, 04:45:06 PM »
Brave. Beautiful to look at, but really weak story wise. Not terrible, just OK, but you expect better from Pixar.
Yeah, i thought the story felt a little small. I will say, the villain bear REALLY deserved to be in a much darker and better movie!



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12144 on: December 21, 2012, 05:16:58 PM »
Total Recall 2012
I really tried to watch this, but I just couldn't.  The constant lens flares were driving me insane.  It just kept making me mad, and I had to turn it off.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12145 on: December 21, 2012, 07:06:16 PM »
Dredd

Really fun, Carpenter-esq actioner.  Weird that 3 of my favourite action movies of the year have been based around blocks of flats.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12146 on: December 22, 2012, 12:43:22 AM »
Seeking a Friend for The End of the World
I just had to watch this today.  Mostly because I couldn't talk my wife into watching Melancholia again.  It was really good and really sweet.  I'm glad the world didn't end, though, because it's not my first choice for last movie ever.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12147 on: December 22, 2012, 11:14:58 AM »
A Joseph Gordon Levitt twofer!

The Dark Knight Rises

I just love Levitt.  He's turned from a geeky little kid actor to a very good looking, very talented actor.  Can't wait for Looper to come out on DVD.

The movie itself?  Really enjoyed it.  Good ending to the series. 

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The Lookout

Found it at Walmart in a set of four movies.  Saw he was in it, may eventually watch the other three movies.

In this he plays a mentally handicapped man working nights cleaning up a bank.  And he gets caught up in bank heist.  Good movie.  I think it must have been one of his first movies after doing TV.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12148 on: December 23, 2012, 10:52:03 AM »
Jack Reacher

Really liked it. It has both a really great car chase and a really great shootout. The plot is not incredibly original, but it's solid and well told. And I'll be damned if this movie doesn't sound amazing. Seriously, sounds of the engines revving and bullet impacts and ricochets made me giddy. I'd say it's well worth seeing in theatres. I hope they do more from the book series.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12149 on: December 23, 2012, 06:13:35 PM »
Haven't done this in a long time, despite watching a bunch of films:

These Amazing Shadows - A documentary on the National Film Registry, which aims to preserve films of cultural, historical, or aesthetically important value.  They pick 25 films a year, anything from home movies, to adverts, music videos, or blockbusters and make sure they're protected.  There's some good stuff dealing with the inner workings of the NFR, but the documentary is mostly concerned with examining why people have picked the films currently on the list.  It's really good, and mostly leaves you enthused about the whole medium in general.

The Apple - Holy shit (literally).  A musical allegory about two up and comers in the music industry who have to sign with a demonic agent to succeed.  One doesn't, and they both their different ways, while the agent becomes ever more reaching in his abuse of power.  That really doesn't cover half of what makes the film so amazing.  It's poorly written, has some terrible songs, and maybe only one or two of the cast can actually act, but it's so damned silly, wrong-headed and downright charming in its naivety that it's also a constant delight.  It's like Xanadu, only without the talent and the rollerskates.