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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13470 on: November 30, 2013, 12:57:51 PM »
I want Jennifer Lawrence to have my babies.
I don't but I'd not mind unsuccessfully attempting to achieve implantation with her several times.

I bet you get all the women.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13471 on: November 30, 2013, 03:41:34 PM »
Watched The Amazing Spider Man for the first time since it was in theaters last night.

I don't know how I was so forgiving on that movie before.  It really does skate by just on visuals and the casting.  The writing was horrible.  The dialog is more stammering and awkward than Twilight at times between Peter and Gwen.  Uncle Ben's death in this case was completely Ben's fault (seriously, a man trips in front of you, shows he has a gun, and you try and tackle him?  He didn't even hint he was about to threaten Ben.)  Peter sets up a camera in the sewer to try and get a picture of the Lizard, gets knocked away so he can't retrieve them, and forgot he had a freaking "Property of Peter Parker" label on the camera.  At that point, my wife really wanted to just turn the movie off.  We did a fast forward watch instead, because we still wanted to see Denis Leary's scenes.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13472 on: November 30, 2013, 04:21:20 PM »
I bet you get all the women.
Well, not all, but, you know, I do alright.

I don't tend to phrase it that way, but I do tend to find it's a rare woman that finds a declaration that you find them to have an acceptable womb to be all that exciting. :)

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13473 on: November 30, 2013, 06:27:06 PM »
Interstella 5555

This is basically the Daft Punk album with an animated story designed by manga legend Leiji Matsumodo.  Good music and the story is very, very silly, involving a plot to kidnap aliens so get gold records and conquer the universe with them (this makes even less sense in the actual film).  At the very end, we do see why this story is so ridiculous, but it is a great looking but silly little thing that's fun to mock and rock out to with friends.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13474 on: December 01, 2013, 08:17:59 AM »
Much Ado About Nothing
Again, I don’t care for Shakespearian language in a modern setting, but once I settled into the movie and got used to it, it wasn’t too much of a distraction. There are a few hiccups: I’m not sure what type of camera was used, but at times it had a distracting home movie quality to it, and there were a few poorly staged moments (the police interrogation for one). But for the most part the B&W cinematography, the lighting and whatnot lends a crisp, elegant look to the piece -- and with the exception of that blonde gal (from Million Dollar Baby) most of the actors delivered their lines well. The source material itself is a delight, full of wit and charm. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Blue is the Warmest Color
The couple in this picture spent as much time exploring each other’s minds as they did their bodies, but of course it’s the physical act that’s the buzz and is causing controversy, Yes It leaves nothing to the imagination, but it’s part of what the movie is about. It’s part of whole intimate package.

And the film is intimate in total. It uses a lot of close-ups. Close ups of people sleeping, close ups of people dancing, close ups of people stuffing food in their gobs. I felt jittery while watching, like I was being crowded.

Aside from the sex, the picture lingers on many scenes, lingers and lingers. And because of that my mind wandered in places. The bits where we see the lead giving lessons in school… felt like being back in school. Though it has the purpose of showing how she behaves before and after, it still taxed my patience -and for a fan of Carl Theodore Dryer and his use of measured pacing, and vocal delivery – taxing my patience it quite a trick.

Nevertheless, the dialog and interactions are strong. The lead actress always seemed so uncomfortable. Like she just didn’t fit anywhere – so it was easy to understand why she became so attached. She was with someone that made her feel like she finally found what she was looking for.

Holy Motors
Art house film is bizarre… just the way I like ‘em! I’m not sure what it’s about? Acting, the death of cinema, the disposable and finite constraints of creativity, art, life… Maybe? Christ if I know, I’m spitballing here. Whatever it’s about it’s compelling and imaginative.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13475 on: December 01, 2013, 12:14:57 PM »
and with the exception of that blonde gal (from Million Dollar Baby) most of the actors delivered their lines well.

Despite my massive crush on Garfunkel&Oates, I will restrain myself from knee-jerk leaping to Riki's defense. :P

As for the camera, I believe it was shot on a Red One, which is literally the highest quality digital camera in existence, but given the VERY short production schedule, they probably didn't have time to set everything up in order to get the most out of the camera.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13476 on: December 01, 2013, 12:51:44 PM »
Finally saw The End of the World.

Basically Hot Fuzz with a pub crawl... and a great reminder of why I left Britain.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13477 on: December 01, 2013, 01:03:02 PM »
and with the exception of that blonde gal (from Million Dollar Baby) most of the actors delivered their lines well.

Despite my massive crush on Garfunkel&Oates, I will restrain myself from knee-jerk leaping to Riki's defense. :P
I'll do it then, I liked what she did in this, I like the gender switching on what isn't a terribly interesting character and giving it something to actually do.

And that;s gratis, I'd much rather go from like-like etc. etc. with Kate. ;)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13478 on: December 01, 2013, 01:17:48 PM »
and with the exception of that blonde gal (from Million Dollar Baby) most of the actors delivered their lines well.

Despite my massive crush on Garfunkel&Oates, I will restrain myself from knee-jerk leaping to Riki's defense. :P
I'll do it then, I liked what she did in this, I like the gender switching on what isn't a terribly interesting character and giving it something to actually do.

And that;s gratis, I'd much rather go from like-like etc. etc. with Kate. ;)

The gender switch was interesting, but she simply didn't do a great job of acting (at least with this material).  She didn't have a lot to do so she wasn't a distraction, and at least did get in one funny line.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13479 on: December 01, 2013, 03:11:54 PM »
I watched Don Bluth's Thumbelina.  It's funny that having left Disney because of quality issues with the studio in the early 80s, Thumbelina, from 1994, feels like a desperate attempt to cash in on the successes that they attained in the early to mid 90s.  It has voice actors from Aladdin and Little Mermaid in, while the songs are written by Barry Manilow.  It's insipid, uninspired, and not even that good to look at. 

Much like Barry Manilow.  BOOM.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13480 on: December 01, 2013, 05:58:17 PM »
Here's the last month of movies for me:

Manos Hands of Felt - We got access to the VOD that was our Kickstarter reward for backing this, a puppet adaptation of Manos Hands of Fate. $5 well spent. The puppets were excellent, the adaptation was pretty fun and there were a lot of great and sometimes clever moments. If you didn't back it, I think it's worth seeing if it's available still.

John Dies at the End - Fun, though it doesn't quite sustain the entertainment all the way through. It's interesting, because it feels like watching a young, first-time Rami/Jackson style director, despite it being an established (indie) director from the 70s. Fun enough though.

The Deadly Mantis - MST3K

The Wolverine - After having abandoned both Pacific Rim and Man of Steel recently, I didn't have very high hopes for this movie, and yet I really had a good time with it. Not as good as a Marvel Universe movie, but in the ballpark.

Peter Pan - Not my favourite of the classic Disney films, but beautifully animated and very easy to watch (except for the date caricatures of Native Americans).
   
Above Suspicion - Light, breezy, but barely memorable spy film. Kind of a S
   
Me and You and Everyone We Know - So many great ideas/scenes in this movie, though maybe it doesn't quite come together as a great film, it is worth a watch. Watched on our anniversary, as it was the film my wife and I saw the night we became a couple.

The Seven Year Itch - Accidentally watched the night before our 8th anniversary. Though it is an excellent film, I always forget how very unlikable the main guy is, and it always takes a little while for the movie to win me over.

Thor: The Dark World - I very much enjoyed it, even if it is maybe the least good of the Marvel Universe movies? Dunno, I'll reserve judgement till I see it again.

The Verdict - Paul Newman, despite being such an inherently likable guy, played a lot of shitbags. Another film that I had to warm to, but very much enjoyed by the end (though, after winning me over, Paul Newman's character loses me again in one scene towards the end of the film :P)

The Jungle Book - Saw for the first time on Blu Ray, and I felt like I had never seen the film before. It's an incredible restoration of a film that I had always thought of as a bit... subdued? Anyway, it looks amazing and we really enjoyed revisiting it.

Now You See Me - Dumb. Very watchable, but so, so dumb.

Journey to Italy - The last and second best of the Rossellini/Bergman films. Bergman is fantastic as always, but George Sanders is excellent too. Has a bit of what feels like a cop-out ending. Still undecided how I feel about it. But on the whole, we really loved the film.

White Heat - A tremendous film - Quite modern feeling in many ways, but also meticulous in explaining and showing the methods and tricks the police would use to capture criminals. A real blast. Recommended.

Feeling Good - A short film cut from the next film.
   
As Long as You've Got Your Health - A compilation of short films by Pierre Étaix. Each one is better than the one before it, and the package is a lot of fun, though not as much fun as one of his films.

Brick - Clever take on the noir genre, set in a high school and played mostly straight. A lot of fun if you enjoy the genre. Not sure how it would be taken by those who don't know much about it?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13481 on: December 01, 2013, 06:02:49 PM »
My Blu-ray of The Little Mermaid came with a free ticket to Frozen.

I probably wouldn't have seen it if they hadn't given me the ticket, but I'm glad I did. It's a surprisingly powerful and beautifully told story, with some neat animation tricks that make it worthwhile to pay the extra couple bucks for 3D glasses. I didn't get a lot of sleep this weekend, which always makes me a little bit susceptable to tear-jerking, but the sniffles throughout the audience during certain key moments told me I wasn't the only one getting caught up in it.

There's also a kickin' short in the beginning that pays homage to classic Mickey Mouse cartoons. I think Disney's caught up to Pixar in terms of quality. (Of course, Pixar had to take a few steps backwards for that to happen...)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13482 on: December 02, 2013, 04:05:39 PM »
Warms my heart that you're all watching the movies I'm watching, and have basically the same opinions as me (except Ed was too hard on John Dies at the end). Saves my lazy self the trouble of writing up individual posts each time ;)


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13483 on: December 02, 2013, 04:12:08 PM »
I had completely forgotten that Frozen was coming out, and then I saw someone said it was the best princess movie since Mulan. If Frozen speaks to me HALF as much as Mulan does, then that'll be worth it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13484 on: December 02, 2013, 07:52:39 PM »
Actually, wait, I will say something about Frozen. Because I really really liked it. It's something of a return to the more traditional school of Disney princess movies, but it stays in the same vein as Tangled before it. At its core, its a movie that explores the relationship between two sisters, along with growing up in fear of yourself in the world and being over-sheltered in the process. It then surrounds this concept with fantastic animation, outstanding music, hilarious humor, and several stupendous subversions of standard Disney tropes that are done quite progressively (rather than tongue-in-cheek or in some form of spite of what came before). It's something of the next step for the Disney Princess Movie, and I for one couldn't be more thrilled. I may be the sort who isn't big on the Princess fare when it comes to Disney movies (for instance, I'd probably still take Wreck-It Ralph over this), but I still really loved this one.

Also, seriously, Let It Go is the best Disney song since I Just Can't Wait To Be King. All the other songs manage to be either hilarious or heartbreaking or solid on their own, but this one... yeah, it's an all-timer.