What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

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

  1. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    American Gangster with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Very violent in places, but an amazing performance by both actors.
     
  2. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    I just saw those two too.

    Did Garfield take the "shoulder shrug" move from Cagney?
    I have seen Garfield do it a couple of times.
    Technically, didn't Cagney only do it one time?
     
  3. kowalskt63

    kowalskt63 Familiar Face

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    Holiday (1938)

    Just finished watching the 1938 gem called "Holiday".
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030241/
    Wonderful movie with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. I highly recommend this one. The acting is top notch.
     
  4. Patrick Murtha

    Patrick Murtha Practically Family

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    You are becoming the master of the oddball double-bill. The strangest double-bill I ever attended was at a brew-and-view type establishment: Reservoir Dogs and A River Runs Through It, two movies that could not possibly have less in common. A friend of mine once saw a second-run double of Conan the Barbarian and The Muppets Take Manhattan.
     
  5. Patrick Murtha

    Patrick Murtha Practically Family

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    Confusing actors with presidents there... :)

    Both are good films. Force of Evil is unique among noirs and almost among the American films of its time for its poeticized dialogue. (I say "almost" because the war film A Walk in the Sun tries for a somewhat similar effect with equal success.)
     
  6. Patrick Murtha

    Patrick Murtha Practically Family

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    Agreed. I just caught up with this one recently and liked it very much.
     
  7. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    Cagney Shrug

    I would say he had that natural body language as he was a pretty tough hombre and a boxer ergo the greatness of his performance as a boxer/actor
     
  8. Miss Brill

    Miss Brill One Too Many

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    Night Nurse on TCM. I'm trying to get back in the movie-watching habit. I used to watch any old movie they'd show, then I started watching a few over & over.
     
  9. Justdog

    Justdog Practically Family

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    Garfield

    Yes I said to myself John John John and I still wrote james, he hee.
     
  10. Quigley Brown

    Quigley Brown Call Me a Cab

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    Last night's combo: 'Alien' (I can't believe that was made way back in 1979) and 'Magnolia' (gotta watch it rain frogs).
     
  11. kerry

    kerry One of the Regulars

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    Hi, I watched Waterloo Bridge on TCM yesterday. For anyone in the UK 'A Matter of Life and Death' is on film four tonight. I have my chocolate and a duvet all ready:)
     
  12. Honey Doll

    Honey Doll Practically Family

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    The Divorcee, with Norma Shearer on TMC the other night. The also showed their documentary about pre-code Hollywood which was very interesting.

    Honey Doll
     
  13. BegintheBeguine

    BegintheBeguine My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I finally saw The Best Years of Our Lives.
     
  14. Warbaby

    Warbaby One Too Many

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    Last night we watched the DVD reissue of Dawn Patrol (1938) with Errol Flynn and David Niven. Great movie, but now I want one of those leather trenchcoats with a fur collar that the flyboys were wearing. Dream on...
     
  15. Patrick Murtha

    Patrick Murtha Practically Family

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    A tremendous film. I can strongly recommend the source, MacKinlay Kantor's book-length narrative poem, Glory for Me, which no one seems to bother reading. It is significantly different in many respects from the film, and more complex in its emotional weave. I don't mean that as a knock on the movie, which was made for a mass audience and thus needed to be very direct and readable in its expressions of feeling. Glory for Me is an unexplored text that partakes of the full range of subtlety of which literature is capable: a great book.
     
  16. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    What did you think?
     
  17. BegintheBeguine

    BegintheBeguine My Mail is Forwarded Here

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    What I meant to type before hitting the button was that I liked it, as people said I would. I wasn't thrilled about the storyline of the cheating husband who wanted a girl who longed to live in the suburbs instead of the vivacious wife he already had, but I'm sensitive about things like that. Now I'm going to watch it again before I have to return it to the library. Oh, and I've checked out the book as well.
    Ashley
     
  18. Patrick Murtha

    Patrick Murtha Practically Family

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    I'm not sure if "vivacious" is the word I would use for the Virginia Mayo character... :)

    In any case, the "cheating" by the husband doesn't progress beyond a kiss, and the wife walks out on the husband of her own volition and for her own reasons (and there's a strong suggestion that her "cheating" has gone much, much farther than his).

    Those quickie wartime weddings didn't always work out so well.
     
  19. Matt Crunk

    Matt Crunk One Too Many

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    I just watched the original 1932 version of Scarface for the first timeon DVD. Great film. I had no idea how closely they stuck to the original storyline for De Palma's '83 remake.
     
  20. Patrick Murtha

    Patrick Murtha Practically Family

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    Moody as heck. Look for those "X" patterns everywhere!
     

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