What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Amy Jeanne, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. zetwal

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    Asphalt Jungle was on TCM today. Over the years, I must have seen it eight or ten times.
    Wonderful film ...
     
  2. Feraud

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    We caught Synchronicity on Netflix. It borrowed heavily from Blade Runner but turned out to be a decent low budget sci-fi story.
     
  3. Worf

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    Pbbbst! :eek:
     
  4. Fading Fast

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    Agreed, I love the movie. Also, my God the film quality is awesome in that movie. I watched part of it yesterday and it was crystal clear. Black and white at its best - yes, but also, just incredibly crisp and clear.
     
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  5. Touchofevil

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    Brannigan
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    Man, the mid-seventies sure were ugly.
     
  6. green papaya

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    HG WELLS "The Time Machine"

    An inventor in Victorian England at the Turn of the Century 1899 constructs a machine that enables him to travel into the distant future; once there, he discovers that mankind's descendants have divided into two species, the passive, child-like, and vegetarian Eloi and the underground-dwelling Morlocks, who feed on the Eloi.
     
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  7. Fading Fast

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    You are so right. For me, "Panic in Needle Park," says so much about the '70s - a lot broke in that decade. It is actually amazing that we were able to get things on a better track as the car was definitely driving in the ditch (to mix metaphors) in the '70s.
     
  8. Touchofevil

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    It started in the sixties and continued through the seventies into the eighties. To some degree, we have never been able to fix what was broken.
    :D
     
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    Godzilla (2014) with the boy.
     
  10. Redshoes51

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    One of my favorite movies... I remember seeing this at a theater when I was just a kid!

    ~shoes~
     
  11. Stearmen

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    The Fighting Sullivan's (1944) A good old propaganda film! Still, I like to watch it, to remind my self of all the Sailors and Marines that died during those early forgotten battles in the Pacific!
     
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  13. AmateisGal

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    I watched quite a few movies the last few days, so here goes:

    Leap Year - A cute romantic chick flick where an American girl goes to Ireland so she can get her boyfriend (there on business) to propose to her on Leap Day - though things go awry as her travel plans get all fouled up and she makes the arduous journey with the handsome but infuriating innkeeper. You can imagine what happens in the end. Could have been much better, but had clunky dialogue and not quite believable scenes. For example: the main character is walking miles and miles in high heels and appears to have no problem with it.

    Hail, Caesar! --A Coen brothers film. Um...the sets and costumes were gorgeous, the performances terrific. But honestly, I don't know what the whole point of it was. It just seemed so...random. So while I can't say it was a bad film, I can't say it was a good one, either.

    Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot - Tina Fey is Lisa Baker, a reporter who goes to cover the war in Afghanistan in 2003-2006. This is loosely based on a true story. It was good, and it made you realize the courage it takes to be a combat reporter. It's interesting to see how that lifestyle - constant danger, drinking, partying, hooking up, trying to get the next story, etc. - became the "normal" for them and they had a hard time readjusting to civilian life.

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - A re-telling of the classic Jane Austen tale with a few zombies thrown in. Unfortunately, it felt like the zombie part was tacked on and not really a part of the story. I'm assuming the book was better (haven't read it and don't plan to).
     
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    "It's Love I'm After" on TCM with Bette Davis, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland. I recorded it because of the stars, but only Bette Davis rises, slightly, above this very poor material. Davis and Howard play theater co-stars in a stormy romantic relationship that gets stormier when de Havilland's character, a fan, falls in love with and pursues Howard. After that it gets even messier and sillier as Howard "fakes" pursuing de Havilland to prove his affection for Davis and to turn de Havilland back onto her fiancé. Whatever, it's all too silly to work and is just a waste for the stars.

    RE Amateisgal, I have "Hail Caesar" coming from Netflix - got it for the period sets, etc., but disappointed that the story sounds so weak.
     
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  15. Doctor Strange

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    Leap Year ONLY gets by on the enormous charm of Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. Apart from that, it's just endless rom-com cliches and embarrassing Irish stereotypes. (For a better version of practically the same story from the 1940s, check out Powell and Pressburger's I Know Where I'm Going!)

    I really wanted to love Hail, Caesar!... but was disappointed. It's simply gorgeous to behold, but is one of those Coen Bros. films that doesn't really come off. OTOH, it may improve on re-viewings: I thought Inside Llewyn Davis was a misfire in the theater, but have come around to considering it one of the Coens' best.

    Haven't seen the other two yet. Re variations on Pride and Prejudice, I recommend the charming semi-Bollywood version from 2004, Bride and Prejudice.
     
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    I agree with every single word (and think "I Know Where I'm Going!" is underrated). Haven't seen the other two movies noted.
     
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  17. LizzieMaine

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    Trying to watch Ronald Reagan as legendary baseball pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander in "The Winning Team." The acting's fine, but Ronnie's prissy pitching motion is ruining the picture for me.
     
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    ^^^ I made it half way through that movie about five years ago - left it on the DVR until we moved and now would have to re-record it. It was fine for what it was - and Regain, IMHO, was a fine second-tier actor - but it didn't keep me interested.
     
  19. Doctor Strange

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    I watched the recent Black Mass last night, with Johnny Depp as Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. It has a tremendous cast (Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Julianne Nicholson, Kevin Bacon, Corey Stoll, Adam Scott, etc.), but it wasn't anything special... though it was a nice change to see Depp actually playing a character again instead of just mugging and mincing. But Scorsese's The Departed tells a very, VERY similar story with far more excitement.
     
  20. That movie premiered here in town in June of 1952. President Truman was also in town the same week. Pretty exciting times here in the Queen City of the Ozarks.

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