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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13590 on: January 08, 2014, 08:06:27 PM »
Not listening to it.  I'm very slowly catching up on the CBB podcasts, and Paul F Tompkins is always a highlight.  Except when he does Cake Boss.

Man, that sentence started out so strong and went over a cliff at the end.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13591 on: January 09, 2014, 02:45:29 AM »
Not listening to it.  I'm very slowly catching up on the CBB podcasts, and Paul F Tompkins is always a highlight.  Except when he does Cake Boss.

Man, that sentence started out so strong and went over a cliff at the end.

Nah, Cake Boss is really hard to listen to. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13592 on: January 11, 2014, 08:40:44 PM »
80s Robot was a really funny gag. I hope he's in the next movie, but they may have already done the few gags they could with him.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13593 on: January 12, 2014, 12:23:35 AM »
Return to Nuke 'Em High part 1, just saw it with Lloyd Kaufman himself there for Q&A, helluva fun flick! And the guy in my avatar is in the film no less.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13594 on: January 12, 2014, 04:36:43 PM »
Watched a bunch of films on the plane to and from Australia.

27 Degree Loaf Rocks - A fun, quiet, kinda cheesy Chinese biopic of a famous Chinese baker.  The funny thing is the way that the movie played out it felt MUCH more like something based on a Japanese comic than a biopic.  There is stuff that is pretty hard to swallow.  But putting that aside, just as a movie, it was rather fun and sweet.

Elysium - Oi.  This was a real snooze.  I liked District 9 but it feels like everything that didn't work about that is what got focused on here, with a really dumb metaphor for poverty in America and border crossing and such.  It is really dull, rather dumb and surprisingly uninteresting.  Oh, and just let Neill Blomkamp make the Halo movie already, since that is clearly what he is trying to do with every movie he makes.

Jobs - PLEASE do this one Rifftrax.  Ashton Kutcher, while not great, is not what makes this movie ridiculous, but rather the story and directing which is bizarrely fawning of Steve Jobs, while giving so little insight that it feels like a cliffnotes that leaves out the themes and ideas.  There is a vague attempt to say "there were also times were he is hard to work with", but the whole thing feels like a parody of a biopic or an entire movie that takes place in the TV show Entourage.

The Time Traveler's Wife  - This was painfully dull.  There's a good idea in there and a small role by Stephen Tobolowsky is a highlight (despite one really tone deaf line read), but it most feels like a less cheesy Hallmark made for TV movie.  There are one or two good scenes and there are some interesting ideas, but overall, it is a dull movie about non-threatening pretty people who exactly zero sharp corners being in love.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - Not bad, but definitely inferior sequel.  The replacement directors (and in some cases, actors) have the characters down and it is all very watchable, but it despite a valiant attempt (the new guys don't seem to be phoning it in) it just isn't terribly funny (though I do like Will Forte as the villain).  Visually, it is up to the task and everyone seems to be putting in good work, but despite the good craft, it is missing being funny.

The Muppets - I don't know what Imrahil was watching, because this was a delight.  Some nice comfort food at the end of the trip to make me feel better after getting grouchy in the latter half of the trip.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13595 on: January 12, 2014, 04:49:57 PM »
I didn't know you were in Australia - Where were you? On the East I am guessing?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13596 on: January 12, 2014, 06:14:04 PM »
Here's my December movie watching:

Gimme the Loot - This film was really charming. I was worried it might be heavy going in, but it's not at all. One of my favourites of the year, and I highly recommend tracking it down.

Passion - Um. I can't say I disliked watching it, but it was really a terrible film. With a REALLY terrible ending. Rachel McAdams was miscast, she was laughable in this film.

The Bling Ring - Disappointing. Very by the book, and in my opinion anyway, uninspired direction. Feel like I should have just read the Wikipedia article.
   
Hell Baby -  My wife said she was in the mood for either a horror movie or a comedy, so I put this on, and we were very entertained by it. I don't think it's a classic, but we found it very funny, and lots of great people playing really fun characters. I am surprised at the reviews it's getting - Surely this is the best case scenario with all of these elements :P

Ain't Them Bodies Saints - Not amazing, but quite good. Looked beautiful, had some good performances, but also didn't quite bring enough to the table.

Monsters University - I've talked about this here already, but I thought it was better than I expected it to be, and, while not one of the real classics from Pixar, it's worthwhile and I will revisit it.

The World's End - Maybe slightly controversial, but... Eh? Wasn't nearly as funny as the first two, and, sure it had its moments, but on the whole, I was pretty underwhelmed.
   
Orpheus - Very much enjoyed this slightly surreal adaptation of the Orpheus myth, set in the modern world. I really love Jean Cocteau's style and effects. Reminds me a lot of Michel Gondry, who is a favourite.

Christmas With Rifftrax: Santa’s Village of Madness - Classic.

Olive, the Other Reindeer - Not quite a classic, but fun enough.

Magic Christmas Tree -  Might actually be my favourite of the Rifftrax Christmas movies. Nothing kills me the way the 'Hour of Power' does. (I chuckled just typing that)
   
Hot Fuzz - Revisiting this and SotD recently, I think my appreciation of these two films has flipped. Hot Fuzz is now my favourite of the trilogy.

Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. - Even better than the first. One of the best Rifftraxes of the year, IMO.
   
The Swamp of the Ravens - Another fantastic Rifftrax. This movie is one of the most mind-blowing productions ever. So many what were they thinking moments.

Computer Chess - The worst movie of 2013. Not even close. I am so angry at every positive review I have read of this film. I made the top ten lists of SO many of my favourite reviewers. I am certain this is a case of Emperor's New Clothes. No reviews I have read has said anything that they liked about it other than 'it took a lot of chances' and they liked the (ugly) look of the movie. Did anyone here like it?

Autumn Sonata - Incredibly powerful film - The only collaboration by the two great Bergmans. I have so much respect for Ingrid Begman who went out of her way to work with the best directors, when she could easily have just been making the equivalent of blockbusters at the time. And Ingmar Bergman has become a real favourite in our house. This is my wife's new favourite of his films. It's up there for me, but Fanny and Alexander is still my favourite. It's a tough watch in places (Autumn Sonata, I mean. I guess all of his films are at some point).

I Married a Witch - A very 'fluffy' film for a Criterion release, but we enjoyed it. Veronica Lake was really fun in it.
   
One Wonderful Sunday - A very strange film. Like Kurosawa doing Capra. A poor couple are trying to have an amazing day one 35 Yen. At the end, one of the characters breaks the fourth wall, asking the audience to clap for another character. Apparently this was very poorly received in the US at the time, but the French loved it.

Starship Troopers - I hate this movie. I don't understand why people regard it well - I find it neither funny nor clever. I enjoyed the Rifftrax very much.
 
Boy - Wonderful and funny coming of age comedy from new Zealand, directed by a guy who directed a lot of episodes of Flight of the Conchords. I highly recommend it if you can track it down.
   
No Regrets for Our Youth - Another Kurosawa movie, which came out right after WW2, and deals with Japan coming to grips with things people did in the war. Good, but not one of his best.

East of Eden - The first time I've seen a James Dean film, this was a real gem of a film. Really loved it. Basically a 'father issues' film - One son competing against another for the love of their dad.

Frances Ha - Was a little... Standoffish against this film as it began, but it won me over. Looking forward to revisiting it down the road.
   
Sabrina - My first time seeing this utterly charming film. I love Billy Wilder, but never got around to seeing this one for some reason. Anyway, picked up the blu ray cheap, and it was a real winner.
   
A Foreign Affair - I'm... glad I saw it, and it was a good movie, but also... A bit gross. Hated the main guy. Not my favourite Wilder by a long shot.

The List of Adrian Messenger - A very silly, but very fun film, which as a gimmick has a lot of stars of the day in masks/make-up to be unrecognizable. It's to throw you off the identity of the bad-guy who also uses disguises, but the upshot is a lot of the other characters look 'off.'
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13597 on: January 12, 2014, 06:26:34 PM »

Computer Chess - The worst movie of 2013. Not even close. I am so angry at every positive review I have read of this film. I made the top ten lists of SO many of my favourite reviewers. I am certain this is a case of Emperor's New Clothes. No reviews I have read has said anything that they liked about it other than 'it took a lot of chances' and they liked the (ugly) look of the movie. Did anyone here like it?


I don't think I've ever heard of that one.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13598 on: January 12, 2014, 06:29:34 PM »

Computer Chess - The worst movie of 2013. Not even close. I am so angry at every positive review I have read of this film. I made the top ten lists of SO many of my favourite reviewers. I am certain this is a case of Emperor's New Clothes. No reviews I have read has said anything that they liked about it other than 'it took a lot of chances' and they liked the (ugly) look of the movie. Did anyone here like it?


I don't think I've ever heard of that one.

I apologize for bringing it to your attention. ;P
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13599 on: January 12, 2014, 10:59:37 PM »
I was in South Australia for most of the trip.  Wine country.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13600 on: January 12, 2014, 11:01:27 PM »
I was in South Australia for most of the trip.  Wine country.

You got out just in time, it's meant to have a hell of a heatwave just about to hit!
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13601 on: January 12, 2014, 11:10:30 PM »
Yeah, I got in just after a really hot day and most of the days were surprisingly pleasant and even cool.  Of course, Banrock Station was overwhelmingly hot and dry when we went there.

But the big deal to me was seeing Kangaroos and Koalas in the wild.  And a blue tongued Skink.  I love their chubby tales.

Our host actually poked the lizard in the face a few times in order to get him to expose his blue tongue.  And it's a great tongue, but come on guy, just leave him alone.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13602 on: January 13, 2014, 06:57:11 AM »
I like chubby tales and I cannot lie.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13603 on: January 13, 2014, 09:34:26 AM »

Hell Baby -  My wife said she was in the mood for either a horror movie or a comedy, so I put this on, and we were very entertained by it. I don't think it's a classic, but we found it very funny, and lots of great people playing really fun characters. I am surprised at the reviews it's getting - Surely this is the best case scenario with all of these elements :P


APGIL and I just watched this the other day. I wasn't expecting much, either, but we both enjoyed it, probably because we weren't expecting very much. It helps that we are fans of the folks that made the movie. There were several laugh out loud moments, mostly because of the ridiculousness and implausibility of the whole thing but also because it was genuinely funny.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #13604 on: January 13, 2014, 10:06:11 AM »

Computer Chess - The worst movie of 2013. Not even close. I am so angry at every positive review I have read of this film. I made the top ten lists of SO many of my favourite reviewers. I am certain this is a case of Emperor's New Clothes. No reviews I have read has said anything that they liked about it other than 'it took a lot of chances' and they liked the (ugly) look of the movie. Did anyone here like it?


I don't think I've ever heard of that one.

I apologize for bringing it to your attention. ;P

I did see a trailer for it and admit that I was interested.  But I'll probably stay away from it now. 

Boy is on netflix streaming though, so I'll be giving that a watch soon.