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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:39 pm

^ I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but I added it to My List after I saw Tilda Swinton promoting it on one of the late night talk shows. The director, Bong Joon Ho, has directed a couple of my favorite Korean films, Barking Dogs Never Bite and The Host.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:05 pm

The Old Dark House — An entertaining pre-Code horror-comedy from 1932, directed by James Whale (Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein). During a violent rainstorm, travelers are stranded at a spooky old house in the Welsh mountains, inhabited by a strange family and their bearded, scarred, mute butler, played by the great Boris Karloff.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Zunu » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:06 pm

I recently watched Alien: Covenant and Life (2017), not exactly back to back, but within a couple of weeks of each other. In my opinion, Life, which was basically a ripoff of the Alien "claustrophobic death ship" trope, was a much better Alien movie than Covenant. The characters were better rounded. Their motivations were clearer. Their unforced errors were more reasonable and more organically derived. The twist ending was a better twist. Covenant was just frustrating because the characters made all the stupid mistakes that the crew made in Prometheus. I understand that there was no way for them to learn from the mistakes of another crew in a different film but they didn't even learn from their own mistakes in the same goddamn film they were already in.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby rikkikow » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:28 am

^ You would think movie characters had never seen a sci-fi movie before. Everybody knows that you never, ever, open the freaking air lock for anybody! :hehe:
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Zunu » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:26 am

Also, "let's split up to cover more ground" is never a good idea in any movie ever.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:47 pm

We had a free HBO & Cinemax trial over the weekend, I've been slowly combing through the things that were recorded.

Hacksaw Ridge ★★★★★
I loved this, my dad loved this, my uncle probably loved it, I will be telling my mother and sister to watch it. I haven't cared much about Andrew Garfield up until now, but I might keep an eye out after watching this.

Good Will Hunting ★★★
I'd never seen this before today and it isn't one that family members have tried to make me watch or one I've seen tons of clips from online already, so I wasn't entirely sure of what to expect. It was enjoyable. I feel no need to watch it again, but I wouldn't object if someone else wanted to.

The Accountant ★★
This was okay. It didn't live up to what I wanted it to be, but I liked the main character. The premise would be very suited to a TV series, and I think a longer format would've helped with the pacing.

Ted 2
I liked it more than the first one? I expected stupid and I got stupid; it passed the time between grocery trips okay.

Keeping Up With the Jonses
Wanted to give it a chance because of Zach Galifianakis. That was a mistake.

Batman vs Superman
I love Batman. My family is a Batman family. This was ugly crap.

Beginner's Guide to Sex -★
This is one of the worst things I've ever watched.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:52 pm

Tuesday evening I went to a free screening (with free popcorn!) of Jordan Peele's Get Out (2017) at my local public library. A young white woman takes her black boyfriend to meet her wealthy parents out in the country. The parents seem nice enough, but the boyfriend starts noticing some creepy, weird goings-on.... A very enjoyable horror film! (Or is it a thriller? Sometimes it's a comedy.)
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:15 pm

^ I'm really looking forward to watching that (eventually). I hope I haven't gotten my hopes up too high - that's happened with the last two horror/thriller movies I was excited to see.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Moh » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:26 am

I wanna see that movie, too. Maybe Redbox will still have it next week.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:36 pm

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) — It's chock-full of spectacular visuals (the reason I opted to see it on the big screen), but it just didn't have the appeal or the oomph of Besson's earlier sci-fi masterpiece, The Fifth Element. Valerian and Laureline are weaksauce compared to Korben Dallas and Leeloo.

Movie 43 (2013) — Big-name stars in a collection of seriously effed-up sketches, with a 4% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I enjoyed it more than I probably should have. If you're easily offended — by anything — you should avoid it at all costs. Even so, I still found it far less offensive than some of the stuff I've been seeing on the news recently....
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:15 pm

I stayed up way too late last night because of what was on the Movies! TV network:

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) — I was curious to see what they cut in order to show this on broadcast TV, since it was released with an X rating. Not much, surprisingly. They blurred out the nipples and butt cracks and silenced some "language" here and there, but they censored neither Lance's decapitation nor the bloody aftermath of the gun in Roxanne's mouth.

Bedazzled (1967) — Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's delightfully witty tale of a deal with the devil. "What rotten sins I've got working for me. It must be the wages." :mikihead:
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Moh » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:35 pm

The Shack: From a spiritual standpoint, I enjoyed it. Visually, it was stunning! My only real complaint was Sam Worthington's accent. I'm not being a hater, but maybe not get an Australian to play someone who's supposed to sound southern? :fear:
Girls Trip: If someone tries to tell you that this is like Bridesmaids... Don't listen to them. This is better than Bridesmaids, imo. It's very, uh, raunchy. :fear: So maybe not take anyone under 18 to see it. XD It was hysterical, and if they ever decide to make another one, I'll order my ticket in advance. Tiffany Haddish was amazing btw, I hope she gets more acting gigs after this.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Zunu » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:36 am

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

So yeah this is an objectively bad movie but I really enjoyed it. It took a bit of time to acclimate myself to the Dane DeHaan's cringe-inducing lead character, but once you do that, everything's fine. Provided you like films like the Fifth Element which take place in a sort of quirky, American-translated-into-European-and-back-into-American type SF universe. The CG character and set design is some of the most amazing I've ever seen in any film period. The female lead, Laureline played by Cara Delevingne, who seems to have one too many n's in her name, isn't traditionally beautiful but she's quite captivating. I've only ever seen her in Suicide Squad before, in a much different, more constrained role. (And Valerian, as weak as it is, is world's better than Suicide Squad) The movie would have benefited greatly from more Laureline and less Valerian. There were a few intimately voiced scenes where she slipped back into an English accent and it make me prefer that she had used her real voice in the entire film. It seemed pointless for her to affect an American accent at all except for the sake of the quirkiness I mentioned above, the idea that a movie about rough-and-tumble, shoot-first, order-disobeyin', lady-seducin' agents in a lawless universe has to be American-y in the first place, even though the characters live in a big giant asteroid-sized EU-ish space station. I saw a 3D but non-IMAX version. I'm looking forward to the 4K transfer for home viewing just to see some of the truly wondrous set pieces yet again. Although hopefully there will be a director/cast commentary so I can listen to that instead of to the absurdly banal dialog. Some behind-the-scenes mini-docs would be great too. There were a few characters that seemed like much improved Toydarian Star Wars creatures (e.g. Watto the junk dealer/slave trader) in terms of their CG motion. I'd love to get a little background on how they were created.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby esm » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:10 pm

I watched the US remake of Death Note that was just released on Netflix.

It's really bad. Also full of 80s music for idk what reason.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:10 pm

^ I decided that I wasn't going to waste my time on that. I already have too many other things to watch on Netflix as it is (including Okja and the last two episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events).

I finally saw Spider-Man: Homecoming on Sunday, taking refuge in a movie theater to escape the heat wave. It was a lot of fun. I thought Zendaya was hilarious.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:58 pm

Snatched ★★
Goldie Hawn was fine, but Amy Schumer just isn't funny. The movie in general was only alright, but I can't help feeling like it would've been more entertaining with Kristen Wiig or Kate McKinnon.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:21 pm

mother! (2017) — Darren Aronofsky's latest. A young woman (Jennifer Lawrence) has a tough time after her significantly older husband (Javier Bardem) lets a stranger (Ed Harris) spend the night at their house. Things go from bad to worse to over-the-top art-house allegory.

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I actually enjoyed it more when it seemed to be a horror-thriller about helplessness in the face of home invasion than when the allegory became more and more obvious. I was reminded of Polanski's Repulsion and Lennon & Ono's Rape, though ultimately mother! is a very different sort of film. (Trying not to be too spoilery here!)
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:14 pm

On DVD:
Baptism of Blood (洗礼) (1996) — What do you do when you're an actress, and you're getting old and have a nasty skin condition? Why, you have your brain transplanted into the skull of your pretty, young daughter! It's a fun little thriller, with sex, gore, and some nice plot twists, and I enjoyed it more than I expected.

At the theater:
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) — Like the first one, this one has plenty of shoot-'em-up, smash-'em-up, blow-'em-up fun.

Elton XD
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:54 pm

La La Land ★★★

It was okay. Usually "okay" would be fine, but I'm frustrated that it didn't feel like it lived up to something that people wouldn't shut up about for months on end, or that earned 110 awards. I don't really care about awards when I pick which movies to watch, but I thought I couldn't go wrong with it being a musical and having earned so many. (Most of) the score, cinematography, and production/costuming were lovely. The lead cast was annoying, for different reasons, and barely kept my attention through the film. I fast forwarded through some of the songs. I will not watch it again (which is unfortunate, since musicals are one of the few things I love re-watching) and I won't recommend it to anyone. Instead I'll recommend they just listen to the soundtrack (and skip any tracks with Stone or Gosling singing).

If this movie did one thing for me, it confirmed for me that I just do not like Emma Stone. I've given her a chance for years now and still only remember enjoying one movie that somewhat prominently featured her, and she played no part in why I liked it. She gets to join ScarJo on the list of people I will probably try to avoid in future releases.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby DSQueenie » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:59 am

It's not a film but I watched Neo Yokio on Netflix. I... I kinda loved it.

I mean the animation was pretty bad but it was just so insanely hilarious. Jaden Smith was on point and the Toblerone and vaping references were just so stupid but in the best way.
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