What's The Last Movie You Saw?

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Arkaeon » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:29 pm

Watched "The Bodyguard" today. I always liked that quirky movie.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:18 am

I rather enjoyed 'King of the Hill' a Spanish movie/thriller in which two people are hunted by mystery gunmen in a woods.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:00 am

Just watched Animal Kingdom. Drama about a 17 year old kid who goes to live with his extended family of criminals after his mum dies. Also basically a :whistle: ed up re-telling of Hamlet in Australia, on crack (double entendre, lololol). Also, very much about how people mature in regards to learning from role models, particularly with grief. Very good, Hitchcock would've approved of the use of tensions, methinks.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:19 am

'Shadow of the vampire', a glorious black comedy starring Willem Defoe as Max Schreck, John Malkovitch as the director Murnau and featuring Eddie Izzard as an hilarious actor.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:34 pm

Death Note. Not bad, but a bit simple. Plus, I think Light's way of dealing with the Raye character was too messy, given that he could have easily just triggered an international incident by exposing who Raye was working for.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:34 pm

Mississippi Masala. Great look at tensions in interracial relationships where it's not between whites and a minority group. Also liked the way it presented the struggle between the the nostalgia for the "old country" and the desire to fit into the new culture that's constant in immigrant communities. Plus, Mira Nair has a good flair for the erotic in film.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Horza » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:23 am

Pah, missed the Park Chan-Wook discussion, you should see Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and Lady Vengeance as I believe they intended to go together with Old Boy. Korean films can be remorseless, they really know how to do horror.

I'm watching Paint Your Wagon in HD. Now that's disturbing.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:02 pm

Hey, how about that? My uncle plays Horton Fenty in that movie. :smile:
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:50 pm

My Little Chickadee. Perhaps it was good for 1940, but we thought it was awful.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Horza » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:26 am

Tom Ligon is your uncle? That's ace :D

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Arkaeon » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:59 am

Never underestimate the shallow cheesiness of the world war generations. These are the people who eventually bid up the price of crude paintings of soup cans to the $100,000 range.

I've been watching reruns of GR's Andromeda on DVD. While not "really" movies, they are really good on several levels, and a world of self-mocking fun to boot. Just campy enough to make you feel like you're one of the gang.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:13 am

A Serious Man. Ah, delicious Jewish angst, existentialism, and kvetching. I liked that it worked on multiple levels: a commentary/observation on Judaism as a religion; commentary/observation on the Jewish culture condition and psyche; and a comment on the human desire to figure out the "whys" of the world.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:17 pm

Due Date. It was pretty good. Liked it better than The Hangover, but that one was SO over-hyped....

And of course The Invention of Lying.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:20 pm

What did you think of The Invention of Lying? I was pretty turned off by it by the end.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Scott the Pirate » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:29 pm

At first it was hilarious, but the humor got old, i agree. I did love his 10 commandments on the pizza boxes, and the guy getting pulled over for a DUI was a riot!!!

In general, i felt like it was a series of funny moments, but it really didn't come together well.
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