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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ubi Dubius » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:47 pm

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:57 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:We are watching Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail as I type. Ubi Dubikid#2 is giggling a lot.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby tris » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:32 am

Watched Bresson's Joan of Arc last night... when it came out I remember being bored by the final scenes of psychological torment in the prison and Dustin Hoffman as a mumbly death figure and turned on by the battle scenes.
This time it was the other way round! I thought the battle scenes were terrrribly implausible... the idea that you could win a battle just by believing in yourself and your destiny seems pretty corny to me. It had caused a long series of disasters for the French, so I don't see why that would change when you are led by a girl. I think the REAL Joan of Arc was just more intelligent than the stupid French aristocrats who for 100 years had kept believing that you could beat the English with full frontal cavalry charges... and were defeated over and over again (notably at Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt) by the more "intelligent" (albeit "cowardly" or at any rate non-chivalrous) English defensive tactics and crafty manouvering. They ought to debunk the myth of Joan's divine inspiration and just show how clever she was! I think the myth sprang up 'cos even today people refuse to accept that a peasant girl could know more about how to raise a seige and fight a battle than her aristocratic male "superiors"... and Bresson just perpetuated the myth.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby farfalla » Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:16 pm

concur - seems the intelligent Joan D'A story would be more interesting


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tried to watch District 9 last night and about 15 minutes into it succumbed to severe vertigo - that hand held camera and the gore I think

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got dizzy, clammy, sweats and barely made it to the restroom where I lost contents of stomach :barf:

{made for just a wonderful :roll: date with RG}

.......first 15 minutes intriguing .....
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Valanthe » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:51 pm

I'm sorry to hear that. I had a friend who had that problem with the Blair Witch Project (first movie) and had to wait for it to hit the home market before he could watch it. He said having somewhere else to look during the really jerky scenes helped enormously.

I got to see it all the way through, and I don't want to spoil it for you, but definitely pick it up or rent it when it hits dvd or watch it on HBO or something. It was very good. My bf said they should do a sequel, and I said "How do you follow that?".That's all I have to say on this particular film.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:09 pm

Cloverfield was the worst for that. Had people vomiting in the aisles and everything!
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

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Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Cloverfield was the worst for that. Had people vomiting in the aisles and everything!


Yeah, I had to shut my eyes for about ten minutes in the middle of that to stop myself from passing out.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ubi Dubium » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:53 am

We watched Keeping Mum. Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas and Patrick Swayze. It was a fun black comedy, but the big thing I found lacking was how little they took advantage of Atkinson's talents. Here they have an enormously gifted physical comedian, who also has brilliant timing and a causitc wit, and they cast him as a dithering cerebral country vicar. I kept waiting for the big explosion of silliness from him, and all there was was one scene with him as an abysmal soccer goalie, and a speech where he finally tells a few jokes he got off the internet. (Maggie Smith had the terrific and funny role, a sort of evil Mary Poppins, who makes your troubles go away, as long as you don't look too closely into where they went.)

I had the same feeling about the old BBC Shakespeare Plays, where they cast John Cleese as Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, and the the director made him be quiet and subdued in the part. I don't get it. Why cast a hugely gifted comedian in a comedy if you don't intend to use his talents?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby daftbeaker » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:05 am

Ubi Dubium wrote:We watched Keeping Mum. Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas and Patrick Swayze. It was a fun black comedy, but the big thing I found lacking was how little they took advantage of Atkinson's talents. Here they have an enormously gifted physical comedian, who also has brilliant timing and a causitc wit, and they cast him as a dithering cerebral country vicar. I kept waiting for the big explosion of silliness from him, and all there was was one scene with him as an abysmal soccer goalie, and a speech where he finally tells a few jokes he got off the internet. (Maggie Smith had the terrific and funny role, a sort of evil Mary Poppins, who makes your troubles go away, as long as you don't look too closely into where they went.)

I had the same feeling about the old BBC Shakespeare Plays, where they cast John Cleese as Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, and the the director made him be quiet and subdued in the part. I don't get it. Why cast a hugely gifted comedian in a comedy if you don't intend to use his talents?

Atkinson tends to get given bit-parts in films, it happened in Rat Race and Love, Actually as well. I think it's because they want the marketing coup of his name on the posters but don't really build the script round him so he gets shoehorned in anywhere he'll fit.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Grey » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:18 am

District 9, which was aaaaaaamazing! I <3 Christopher Johnson, the characterization was fantastic, and the ending was great. Also, the CGI was really well done and I like the plot. Could have been a bit shorter, but that's barely a flaw. I can't wait for it to come out on dvd! :bounce:

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That said, there's probably going to be a sequel (they left it pretty open) and I'm going to watch it anyway.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:06 pm

Watched the movie version of Midnight in the garden of good and evil last night. Read the book and then never watch the film.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ubi Dubium » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:43 pm

Scott the Pirate wrote:Watched the movie version of Midnight in the garden of good and evil last night. Read the book and then never watch the film.

:furious:


Did that. Thanks.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby bacon » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:43 pm

watched the good,the bad and the ugly last night
it's been over 15 years since i've seen that movie - i still love it

Scott the Pirate wrote:Watched the movie version of Midnight in the garden of good and evil last night. Read the book and then never watch the film.

:furious:


i remember watching that movie and :sleep:
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:01 pm

Absolute snore fest with characters less fleshed-out than the ones i had to imagine while reading the book. Chablis looked like a man for FSM's sake! She was supposed to be a total hottie (SPOILER ALERT!!!!) that you'd never expect to be a man min a million years!!!
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby tris » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:31 pm

bacon wrote:
Scott the Pirate wrote:Watched the movie version of Midnight in the garden of good and evil last night. Read the book and then never watch the film.
:furious:

i remember watching that movie and :sleep:

I bought the DVD (judging by the cover it looked good), but I never managed to watch it all the was through... Midnight in the garden of narcolepsy more like!
The good,the bad and the ugly must have the best soundtrack ever... Morricone produced a masterpiece! (Sergio Leone didnt do too bad either... I think they filmed it in Spain, should have called it a paella western!)
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