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Title: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on November 21, 2008, 11:59:31 PM
Watching this now

(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MG/189784~Grumpy-Old-Men-Posters.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:01:23 AM
recorded:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1c/Deadmenplaidposter.jpg/200px-Deadmenplaidposter.jpg)
on my DVR today.  can't wait to go watch it again, haven't seen in years.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on November 22, 2008, 12:02:01 AM
Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on November 22, 2008, 12:02:31 AM
The Dark Knight.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 12:03:17 AM
In the theatre:  I'm pretty sure it was Babylon, A.D.  That movie fucking SUCKED. 

At home:  I think it was Better Off Dead.   :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:04:04 AM
TWO DOLLARS!!!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 12:04:29 AM
TWO DOLLARS!!!

Exactly.   :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:05:26 AM
do you have a thing for john cusack films, or just happened to catch it randomly?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 12:08:17 AM
do you have a thing for john cusack films, or just happened to catch it randomly?

A co-worker recommended it.  One day I was down at his store, and he loaned me two dollars to go get a drink, and I was gonna bring it back to him later because I had it down at my store. 

An hour later I got an e-mail from him that said "I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS"

And then a little while later...a voicemail.  Same thing.

He told me about the movie. 

I watched it.

I laughed.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:09:21 AM
it is a kick ass movie.

if only we had gotten to see the exchange student naked :sigh:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: voodoo on November 22, 2008, 12:12:08 AM
DO YOU KNOW THE STREET VALUE OF THIS MOUNTAIN?!!??
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:15:19 AM
ahhh Curtis Armstrong
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on November 22, 2008, 12:32:08 AM
Copacabana Palace
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 12:33:15 AM
I will probably be watching Killing Me Softly this weekend on Jizzy's recommendation.  Hopefully while intoxicated. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:37:25 AM
who has time to really watch a movie?  i don't think i have managed to actually watch one all the way without pausing umpteenmillion times ever since we had a second kid.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on November 22, 2008, 12:37:56 AM
Tonight it was the Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving, but last week I watched 1984 again, it's on Google video.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 12:38:39 AM
who has time to really watch a movie?  i don't think i have managed to actually watch one all the way without pausing umpteenmillion times ever since we had a second kid.

I have a short attention span when it comes to movies.  Especially when I'm watching it by myself, because I think "Oh, I should start a load of laundry" or something like that, and then I pause it forty times and never finish.  When I'm with somebody else, there's like a mental block that forces me to sit still, unless I have to pee really bad. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: rabidfurby on November 22, 2008, 12:39:27 AM
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7492/hunt20red20octoberhz2.gif)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on November 22, 2008, 12:39:34 AM
I will probably be watching Killing Me Softly this weekend on Jizzy's recommendation.  Hopefully while intoxicated. 

 :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 12:39:58 AM
I will probably be watching Killing Me Softly this weekend on Jizzy's recommendation.  Hopefully while intoxicated. 

 :P

Don't stick your tongue out at me unless you plan to use it.   :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:40:17 AM
Tonight it was the Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving, but last week I watched 1984 again, it's on Google video.
meh. movie isn't as good as the book.  and that chick needed a damned hedge trimmer.

who has time to really watch a movie?  i don't think i have managed to actually watch one all the way without pausing umpteenmillion times ever since we had a second kid.

I have a short attention span when it comes to movies.  Especially when I'm watching it by myself, because I think "Oh, I should start a load of laundry" or something like that, and then I pause it forty times and never finish.  When I'm with somebody else, there's like a mental block that forces me to sit still, unless I have to pee really bad. 

i take it you never go to the movie theater, do you?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: rabidfurby on November 22, 2008, 12:40:28 AM
I will probably be watching Killing Me Softly this weekend on Jizzy's recommendation.  Hopefully while intoxicated. 

 :P

Don't stick your tongue out at me unless you plan to use it.   :P

 :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:41:23 AM
I will probably be watching Killing Me Softly this weekend on Jizzy's recommendation.  Hopefully while intoxicated. 

 :P

Don't stick your tongue out at me unless you plan to use it.   :P

:P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 12:42:10 AM
Tonight it was the Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving, but last week I watched 1984 again, it's on Google video.
meh. movie isn't as good as the book.  and that chick needed a damned hedge trimmer.

who has time to really watch a movie?  i don't think i have managed to actually watch one all the way without pausing umpteenmillion times ever since we had a second kid.

I have a short attention span when it comes to movies.  Especially when I'm watching it by myself, because I think "Oh, I should start a load of laundry" or something like that, and then I pause it forty times and never finish.  When I'm with somebody else, there's like a mental block that forces me to sit still, unless I have to pee really bad. 

i take it you never go to the movie theater, do you?

Rarely.  But mostly because it's about the only place for underage teens to go, and I get sick of them throwing popcorn and candy at adults, and just generally being obnoxious.  Last time they were laying down in various places and talking through the entire movie, and I was homicidal. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on November 22, 2008, 12:42:49 AM
I will probably be watching Killing Me Softly this weekend on Jizzy's recommendation.  Hopefully while intoxicated. 

 :P

Don't stick your tongue out at me unless you plan to use it.   :P

 :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 12:43:23 AM
I will probably be watching Killing Me Softly this weekend on Jizzy's recommendation.  Hopefully while intoxicated. 

 :P

Don't stick your tongue out at me unless you plan to use it.   :P

 :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

I walked right in to this...all of it. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 12:43:33 AM
Tonight it was the Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving, but last week I watched 1984 again, it's on Google video.
meh. movie isn't as good as the book.  and that chick needed a damned hedge trimmer.

who has time to really watch a movie?  i don't think i have managed to actually watch one all the way without pausing umpteenmillion times ever since we had a second kid.

I have a short attention span when it comes to movies.  Especially when I'm watching it by myself, because I think "Oh, I should start a load of laundry" or something like that, and then I pause it forty times and never finish.  When I'm with somebody else, there's like a mental block that forces me to sit still, unless I have to pee really bad. 

i take it you never go to the movie theater, do you?

Rarely.  But mostly because it's about the only place for underage teens to go, and I get sick of them throwing popcorn and candy at adults, and just generally being obnoxious.  Last time they were laying down in various places and talking through the entire movie, and I was homicidal. 

then you should be ok, at least as far as the throwing of foodstuffs.

or do you consider yourself an adult?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 22, 2008, 07:45:41 AM
(http://m.blog.hu/fi/filmkeltes/image/death-at-a-funeral-poster-0.jpg)

Didn't like it.

Next up:
(http://www.horrorlair.com/movies/images/dawn_of_the_dead(2004).jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 08:29:46 AM
Tonight it was the Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving, but last week I watched 1984 again, it's on Google video.
meh. movie isn't as good as the book.  and that chick needed a damned hedge trimmer.

who has time to really watch a movie?  i don't think i have managed to actually watch one all the way without pausing umpteenmillion times ever since we had a second kid.

I have a short attention span when it comes to movies.  Especially when I'm watching it by myself, because I think "Oh, I should start a load of laundry" or something like that, and then I pause it forty times and never finish.  When I'm with somebody else, there's like a mental block that forces me to sit still, unless I have to pee really bad. 

i take it you never go to the movie theater, do you?

Rarely.  But mostly because it's about the only place for underage teens to go, and I get sick of them throwing popcorn and candy at adults, and just generally being obnoxious.  Last time they were laying down in various places and talking through the entire movie, and I was homicidal. 

then you should be ok, at least as far as the throwing of foodstuffs.

or do you consider yourself an adult?

I have considered myself an adult for quite a while, as I do not enjoy the things that most kids seem to. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 08:30:40 AM
I have considered myself an adult for quite a while, as I do not enjoy the things that most kids seem to. 

it was a joke, but you did just get, what, 4 hours of sleepish?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 22, 2008, 08:31:33 AM
I have considered myself an adult for quite a while, as I do not enjoy the things that most kids seem to. 

it was a joke, but you did just get, what, 4 hours of sleepish?

Closer to three.  Why?  Lots of people don't sleep.  I had a damn good reason, too. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 08:32:28 AM
no why, i just know how i feel after a limited amount of sleep.  sure, not everyone feels the same, but i am usually not in a good humour.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Turd Ferguson on November 22, 2008, 09:08:37 AM
Shakes the Clown.

Drunken clowns? Clowns beating up mimes and doin drugs? Palukaville? Having sex with Florence Henderson(aka mrs brady) What more can you ask for?


(http://shakes.ihateclowns.com/graphics/shakesbanner.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 22, 2008, 09:11:03 AM
i don't know, this perhaps:

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTU1MjkxOTU3MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzI4MTU1MQ@@._V1._SX98_SY140_.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120467/)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on November 22, 2008, 01:33:24 PM
Taken
[youtube=425,350]CvUxdQ4q-Lg[/youtube]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0936501/

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: AntonLee on November 22, 2008, 02:00:42 PM
(http://www.weeklyreader.com/readandwriting/content/binary/animal%20farm.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on November 28, 2008, 01:06:40 AM
Just finished watching this again.  One of my favorite movies to just throw in when nothing else is on.

(http://www.war-ofthe-worlds.co.uk/images/radio_days_1_x.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on November 28, 2008, 02:23:01 AM
Vanishing Point.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: danneracci on November 28, 2008, 02:25:49 AM
Being John Malkovich
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: WallyC33 on November 28, 2008, 03:54:42 AM
Just watched AI
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on November 28, 2008, 12:15:57 PM
Great movie.
(http://samuelatgilgal.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/religulous-teaser-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: velojym on November 28, 2008, 12:21:17 PM
(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/153/1205552~The-Spongebob-Squarepants-Movie-Posters.jpg)


My daughter's choice...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on November 28, 2008, 04:11:53 PM
Suspiria.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: bakerbaker on November 28, 2008, 04:13:54 PM
There Will Be Blood.

I have to design a promotion package for it as my final assignment this semester.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Caveman on November 28, 2008, 04:17:23 PM
Saved!

I just love christian bashing comedy, lol
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Icculi on November 28, 2008, 07:22:13 PM
Suspiria.

Dario Argento + Goblins FTW!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rusty Nut on November 28, 2008, 08:09:41 PM
Just got finished with "There Will Be Blood"

Fuckin' amazing, "Bastard in a basket"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on November 28, 2008, 11:10:07 PM
There Will Be Blood.

I have to design a promotion package for it as my final assignment this semester.

What did you think.

I thought it was lame.

I hated the ending.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on November 28, 2008, 11:17:28 PM
I went and saw Role Models with my family because we were all bored.  It was a pretty awful movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on November 28, 2008, 11:27:17 PM
I went and saw Role Models with my family because we were all bored.  It was a pretty awful movie.

Lies!

I thought it was pretty good. Maybe because you saw it with the family. I could see some awkward moments if you were to see that movie with the pa rentals.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on November 29, 2008, 03:27:04 AM
Suspiria.

Dario Argento + Goblins FTW!

Goblins? What the hell are you talking about? The movie was about a coven of evil witches.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Evil Muppet on November 29, 2008, 03:43:15 AM
Hellboy 2.  IT SUCKED. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on November 29, 2008, 05:00:20 AM
Goblins? What the hell are you talking about? The movie was about a coven of evil witches.

Goblin is a prog rock band.

The music for the film was done by Goblin.

Many of Argento's movies were scored by Goblin. They're pals.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on November 29, 2008, 06:56:11 AM
Goblins? What the hell are you talking about? The movie was about a coven of evil witches.

Goblin is a prog rock band.

The music for the film was done by Goblin.

Many of Argento's movies were scored by Goblin. They're pals.

That clears up the confusion then. I thought the use of the music was the best part of the movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on November 29, 2008, 08:37:23 AM
I went and saw Role Models with my family because we were all bored.  It was a pretty awful movie.

Lies!

I thought it was pretty good. Maybe because you saw it with the family. I could see some awkward moments if you were to see that movie with the pa rentals.

I don't think that was it.  The nudity was one of its redeeming values, but there wasn't enough to save it (of course, then it would have just been a porno :)).  I think the main problem I had was that they relied so much on over-the-top language for shock value.  It was a bit much.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on November 29, 2008, 11:20:41 AM
I never did watch Killing me softly...maybe I will try again this week.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on November 29, 2008, 01:52:24 PM
Twilight...by around 5:30.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on November 29, 2008, 02:08:04 PM
Bolt 3D.I liked the hamster.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: bakerbaker on November 29, 2008, 02:54:00 PM
There Will Be Blood.

I have to design a promotion package for it as my final assignment this semester.

What did you think.

I thought it was lame.

I hated the ending.


vvvveeeerrrrryyyyyy sssssssllllllooooowwwwww.

it put me to sleep.  but it was alright.  Shows a real fuckin' cynical side of human nature.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on November 29, 2008, 03:28:52 PM
Special
[youtube=425,350]s4sZaoqLfBM[/youtube]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479162/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479162/)
Rather disjointed at times, but was part of the story.
Good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 29, 2008, 03:40:50 PM
that looks very interesting.  i think i want to see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on November 29, 2008, 03:43:25 PM
Godzilla: Final Wars
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Icculi on November 29, 2008, 04:37:07 PM
Goblins? What the hell are you talking about? The movie was about a coven of evil witches.

Goblin is a prog rock band.

The music for the film was done by Goblin.

Many of Argento's movies were scored by Goblin. They're pals.

That clears up the confusion then. I thought the use of the music was the best part of the movie.

Thanks Shaw.  Definitely check them out if you liked the movie score.  I think Suspiria was some of their best work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_(band) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin_(band))


Just got done watching Prestige on Blu-Ray.  Pretty decent flick.

Going to start Heroes Season 2 on Blu-Ray now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on November 29, 2008, 04:42:10 PM
Going to start Heroes Season 2 on Blu-Ray now.

:-(

That poor season. At least they're sorta back on track, sorta.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Icculi on November 29, 2008, 04:58:23 PM
Going to start Heroes Season 2 on Blu-Ray now.

:-(

That poor season. At least their sorta back on track, sorta.

Yeah, I didn't like it near as much as the first one.  I don't cable so I haven't been watching the last season.  I need to bittorrent them...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on November 29, 2008, 06:27:10 PM
I went and saw Role Models with my family because we were all bored.  It was a pretty awful movie.

Lies!

I thought it was pretty good. Maybe because you saw it with the family. I could see some awkward moments if you were to see that movie with the pa rentals.

I don't think that was it.  The nudity was one of its redeeming values, but there wasn't enough to save it (of course, then it would have just been a porno :)).  I think the main problem I had was that they relied so much on over-the-top language for shock value.  It was a bit much.

I gotcha, I felt the same way about Superbad.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on November 29, 2008, 06:39:30 PM
There Will Be Blood.

I have to design a promotion package for it as my final assignment this semester.

What did you think.

I thought it was lame.

I hated the ending.


vvvveeeerrrrryyyyyy sssssssllllllooooowwwwww.

it put me to sleep.  but it was alright.  Shows a real fuckin' cynical side of human nature.

Best Movie Ever.

Last I saw was Sweeneys Todd.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on November 29, 2008, 06:43:09 PM
If someone is looking for a good rental...

Don't be fooled by the title but, Little Miss Sunshine is a good one.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on November 29, 2008, 06:47:52 PM
If someone is looking for a good rental...

Don't be fooled by the title but, Little Miss Sunshine is a good one.

Also, the greatest movie ever.

Well, not really, but it was outstanding.  Steve Carell did great in that movie.

In the same sort of vein, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was also awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 29, 2008, 09:28:04 PM
as soon as my wife finishes watching this shitty ass show, the locator, we are watching tropical thunder.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on November 29, 2008, 09:33:52 PM
I liked There Will Be Blood, but was expecting more.

Just watched a pretty good one, Nightbus 807

Quote
Based on a stabbing incident in Sweden where a young racist lost his life, the film tells the story about swedish Carl and latino Carlos. Set in the suburbs of Stockholm, the film portrays the gang fights and conflict between swedish teenagers and young immigrants.

[youtube=425,350]DG7gs9QSiCo[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on November 29, 2008, 10:07:39 PM
as soon as my wife finishes watching this shitty ass show, the locator, we are watching tropical thunder.

I didn't enjoy it.  I think it was because my expectations were too high.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on November 29, 2008, 11:57:56 PM
tropical thunder started out looking good.  it had its moments, but overall I am happy I only spent a buck and some change at the red box.

I may still burn a copy, though. 

up next, hellboy 2
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on November 30, 2008, 09:09:17 AM
Twilight was just...okay. The characters were pretty one-dimensional and they fell in love way too fucking fast. I really don't understand what all these teenage girls see in the book series.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on November 30, 2008, 09:24:15 AM
Twilight was just...okay. The characters were pretty one-dimensional and they fell in love way too fucking fast. I really don't understand what all these teenage girls see in the book series.

You'd be even more confused if you knew how many moms I know who are reading the book series. (I am not one of them.) It's a pulp romance novel, without the stigma of being the type of book your mom or grandmother read, with Fabio on the cover.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on November 30, 2008, 10:32:27 AM
Well, my friends (who have read the series) say that the book was way better than the movie, so I'll have to take them on their word. I thought the main vampire dude was creaming his pants when the chick walked into the classroom, but he was just smelling her blood.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: shawn on November 30, 2008, 11:40:56 AM
I watched 'Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny' last night.  It was fucking tasty.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on November 30, 2008, 11:51:46 AM
Last Netflix: "Keeping Mum," a dark comedy. Better than I expected, actually.

Last flick on the big screen: "Quantum of Solace," an enjoyable Bond escapist adventure. I only go to the theater a few times a year for those movies which must, simply must be seen on the big screen.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on November 30, 2008, 01:07:57 PM
I watched 'Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny' last night.  It was fucking tasty.

PoD was amazing.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ciscokid1024 on November 30, 2008, 05:53:48 PM
I took my kids to see Madagascar II last night. It was pretty funny.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on November 30, 2008, 05:54:39 PM
Special
[youtube=425,350]s4sZaoqLfBM[/youtube]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479162/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479162/)
Rather disjointed at times, but was part of the story.
Good movie.

That looks outstanding.  Im definitely going to check it out.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2008, 11:32:24 PM
Burn After Reading.

I lolled.

No one else seemed to.

*Shrug*
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on December 01, 2008, 01:26:17 AM
Burn After Reading.

I lolled.

No one else seemed to.

*Shrug*

I thought it was ok.  Anything that makes the CIA look like a pack of jackasses is alright in my book.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 09, 2008, 06:36:54 PM
For anyone who has kids, Watership Down is really good. If your kid is really sensitive, some scenes might stick with them a bit. Snares, gunshots and even dirt filled burrows end up with some rabbits dying. Not too graphic but certainly something not seen very often in kids movies.

Here's a trailer:
[youtube=425,350]xZcHLpjiEdw[/youtube]

Quote
Watership Down has been described as an allegory, with the labours of Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and Silver "mirror[ing] the timeless struggles between tyranny and freedom, reason and blind emotion, and the individual and the corporate state."[10] Adams draws on classical heroic and quest themes from Homer and Virgil, creating a story with epic motifs.[11] Additionally, some scholars have perceived a strong misogynic element.[12]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: sillyperson on December 09, 2008, 06:46:11 PM
Saw Quantum of Solace last night. It was very, very mediocre. Save your money and your time.

Watership Down is great. My kid is still a couple of years too young for it, but rest assured it's on the menu.

Also supremely recommended for kids: Mouse and Child.
[youtube=425,350]1OWdw1IwdYY[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 09, 2008, 07:03:18 PM
Last night I watched "The True Story of Che Guevara"

Since there is going to be a main stream movie about him. I thought I would prepare to debate people over him.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5762714709014580290&ei=xQY_SbvKL5ryqAOs5rwa&q=che&hl=en
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: rabidfurby on December 09, 2008, 07:14:11 PM
On Sunday, all three Terminator movies, back to back.

Tonight, part 5 of Cosmos.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 09, 2008, 08:12:13 PM
I think I'll watch The Passion of the Christ tonight. I haven't seen it since it first came out in theaters.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: bad_cab on December 09, 2008, 08:57:23 PM
"Don't knock just cum on my face" and yes it was a pornographic film made by a friend of mine
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on December 09, 2008, 09:33:25 PM
Brick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cVzHeJ0Z3I).

Watch it NOW.

You can find it on torrent sites.  Once you watch it for free, buy that shit and support a little known director. 

His next film, The Brothers Bloom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HPXfmqIy-4), looks pretty good too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on December 09, 2008, 10:35:45 PM
"Hard Candy." Ellen Page shows that she is indeed a good actress. She's in just about every scene, and dominates the movie. (Not to mention the pedophile.)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 10, 2008, 01:07:00 AM
Saw Quantum of Solace last night. It was very, very mediocre. Save your money and your time.

Watership Down is great. My kid is still a couple of years too young for it, but rest assured it's on the menu.

Also supremely recommended for kids: Mouse and Child.


Nice :)

I liked what I watched of Mouse and His Child, I'll have to watch it all wen I get a chance.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on December 10, 2008, 01:33:17 AM
I guess I'll finally watch The Dark Knight.  I bought it on Amazon as a Christmas gift and they sent a code for a free viewing on Amazon On Demand. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 10, 2008, 01:36:27 AM
I guess I'll finally watch The Dark Knight.  I bought it on Amazon as a Christmas gift and they sent a code for a free viewing on Amazon On Demand. 

That was a great movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on December 10, 2008, 01:37:11 AM
I guess I'll finally watch The Dark Knight.  I bought it on Amazon as a Christmas gift and they sent a code for a free viewing on Amazon On Demand. 

That was a great movie.

That's what everyone says.  I figure I'll check it out if nothing else, to see what the hype is about. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on December 10, 2008, 07:39:46 AM
I just watched

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd343/luigiblanquicet/into_the_wild_movie_poster_09072007.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on December 10, 2008, 12:26:09 PM
That's what everyone says.  I figure I'll check it out if nothing else, to see what the hype is about. 

Believe the hype.  To my recollection it is the only superhero movie to ever far exceed my expectations, and my expectations were high after seeing Batman Begins and hearing all of the hype.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: sinceredagreat on December 10, 2008, 01:28:59 PM
Fist of Legend

Gotta love Jet Li kicking ass.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 10, 2008, 01:42:20 PM
We watched Iron Man last night.....I found it hilarious.  I'd thought it was a parody when I originally saw the preview for it, and after seeing the film I still think it's a parody. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: blackie on December 10, 2008, 01:54:49 PM
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (http://www.billyvssteve.com/)

Half the movie was filmed in NH.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on December 10, 2008, 03:23:16 PM
Stargate SG-1 - Continuum

Great Stargate Flick.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 10, 2008, 04:03:48 PM
I just watched

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd343/luigiblanquicet/into_the_wild_movie_poster_09072007.jpg)

Read it. 

Same here. How was the movie Cowcidile?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on December 10, 2008, 09:30:01 PM
I just watched "The Professional" on On-Demand.  It was actually really good, and impressive acting from a very young Natalie Portman.  It does, however, have some suspenseful, sudden violence which I'm not a big fan of.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on December 10, 2008, 09:37:49 PM
That's a good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 10, 2008, 10:12:11 PM
Tonight was Hoffman's Potion

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439611/

The original researchers review on LSD and it's uses as a tool rather than a toy. Good interviews with Hoffman and other researchers, and clips of Huxley, other users... and also Timothy Leary who is rightfully cast as the showman who contributed to LSDs decline and eventual outlawing.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on December 10, 2008, 10:25:49 PM
I guess I'll finally watch The Dark Knight.  I bought it on Amazon as a Christmas gift and they sent a code for a free viewing on Amazon On Demand. 

That was a great movie.

That's what everyone says.  I figure I'll check it out if nothing else, to see what the hype is about. 

Outstanding, in every way. But, it's one of those flicks that really ought to be seen on the big screen. In my case, I saw it on the BIG screen, i.e., IMAX.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on December 10, 2008, 10:26:44 PM
I guess I'll finally watch The Dark Knight.  I bought it on Amazon as a Christmas gift and they sent a code for a free viewing on Amazon On Demand. 

That was a great movie.

That's what everyone says.  I figure I'll check it out if nothing else, to see what the hype is about. 

Outstanding, in every way. But, it's one of those flicks that really ought to be seen on the big screen. In my case, I saw it on the BIG screen, i.e., IMAX.

My parents have a 50 inch TV, but they won't let me watch it.   :shock:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: shawn on December 10, 2008, 10:39:03 PM
Just got netflix streaming on my xbox360.  $9/mo to watch an unlimited amount of movies.

Anyway the last movie I watched was
(http://www.impawards.com/misc/excalibur_dvd.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on December 10, 2008, 10:43:46 PM
impawards.com?  never saw that one

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 10, 2008, 11:13:47 PM
I guess I'll finally watch The Dark Knight.  I bought it on Amazon as a Christmas gift and they sent a code for a free viewing on Amazon On Demand. 

That was a great movie.

That's what everyone says.  I figure I'll check it out if nothing else, to see what the hype is about. 

Outstanding, in every way. But, it's one of those flicks that really ought to be seen on the big screen. In my case, I saw it on the BIG screen, i.e., IMAX.
*very jealous*
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on December 11, 2008, 07:23:20 AM
I just watched

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd343/luigiblanquicet/into_the_wild_movie_poster_09072007.jpg)

Read it. 

Same here. How was the movie Cowcidile?

I thought it was pretty good. My friend is reading it now I figure I can steal it from him when he is done.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 11, 2008, 06:48:46 PM
I just watched

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd343/luigiblanquicet/into_the_wild_movie_poster_09072007.jpg)

Read it. 

Same here. How was the movie Cowcidile?

I thought it was pretty good. My friend is reading it now I figure I can steal it from him when he is done.

Fucking excellent.



I just watched Pi:

http://www.imdb.com/rg/VIDEO_PLAY/LINK//video/screenplay/vi1904214297/
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 11, 2008, 08:13:19 PM
dark knight

dark knight


i bought it at wal-mart last night, popped into dvd player, was really tired and fell asleep and it played through twice before i turned it off and crawled into bed.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on December 12, 2008, 04:42:17 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/Suicide_kings_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on December 12, 2008, 05:26:16 PM
My parents have a 50 inch TV, but they won't let me watch it.   :shock:

My mother has a 52" and I refuse to watch it.

I think it's 50".  I don't really know.  I think the picture sucks on it anyway.  It's not so much they don't LET me, it's that in order to, I'd have to get them to peel themselves off the sofa to get a chance. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 12, 2008, 05:57:38 PM
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTUyNDExMzIzN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTk1MTgxMg@@._V1._SX535_SY400_.jpg)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072856/

Death Race 2000 (1975)

A champion of a brutal cross-country car race of the future where pedestrians are run down for points has a change of heart while being hounded by rivals and a conspiracy seeking to stop the race. Written by Keith Loh {loh@sfu.ca}

In the near future the ultimate sporting event is the deathrace. Contestants get score points for running people down as they speed across the country. The sport has crazed fans who sacrifice themselves to the drivers. An overt agency is trying to bring an end to the immoral deathrace and has infiltrated one of their followers in to the race as a navigator. In the end of the race the lives of the competitors, the President and the deathrace itself are in peril. Written by FMJ_Joker
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 12, 2008, 06:28:48 PM
Death Race 2000 is extreme B movieness!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 12, 2008, 11:45:02 PM
Death Race 2000 is extreme B movieness!
Did you see the recently filmed remake?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andrew on December 12, 2008, 11:47:04 PM
Cube 2: The Hypercube

Haha, it was free on demand.

Has anyone else in the world ever seen one of the movies from "The Cube" trilogy?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 13, 2008, 12:00:57 AM
Cube 2: The Hypercube

Haha, it was free on demand.

Has anyone else in the world ever seen one of the movies from "The Cube" trilogy?
I've seen all of them
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andrew on December 13, 2008, 12:07:39 AM
Me too and I regret all of them.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 15, 2008, 01:17:31 AM
My parents have a 50 inch TV, but they won't let me watch it.   :shock:

My mother has a 52" and I refuse to watch it.

I think it's 50".  I don't really know.  I think the picture sucks on it anyway.  It's not so much they don't LET me, it's that in order to, I'd have to get them to peel themselves off the sofa to get a chance. 

tell you what, when i move to fl you can come to my place and watch it on my 42" plasma.  not as big as the one your "parents" are continually glued to, but the picture on it is beautiful.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 15, 2008, 01:56:21 AM
Death Race 2000 is extreme B movieness!
Did you see the recently filmed remake?

Nope! :)


It's A Wonderful Life is showing at a theatre in town. Took my son to see it tonight. He didn't get teary eyed but I did.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 15, 2008, 02:10:49 AM
Death Race 2000 is extreme B movieness!
Did you see the recently filmed remake?

Nope! :)


It's A Wonderful Life is showing at a theatre in town. Took my son to see it tonight. He didn't get teary eyed but I did.
Now that's a good movie too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: shawn on December 15, 2008, 10:34:09 AM
Just got netflix streaming on my xbox360.  $9/mo to watch an unlimited amount of movies.

Anyway the last movie I watched was
(http://www.impawards.com/misc/excalibur_dvd.jpg)


Strange, that was supposed to be Excalibur

(http://www.gothtronic.com/Goth/img_/Movies1/sub/Boorman%20John-Excalibur.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 15, 2008, 11:14:33 AM
We watched Dark Knight a few nights ago.....I think I'm probably going to have to swear off superhero movies altogether.  It was just painful. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on December 15, 2008, 11:18:39 AM
Ironman. :-P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 15, 2008, 12:27:23 PM
We watched Dark Knight a few nights ago.....I think I'm probably going to have to swear off superhero movies altogether.  It was just painful. 

wow.  dark knight wasn't even really a superhero movie, it was more of a crime drama/thriller that just happened to have a man in a costume. 

while i do agree that the majority of what we have seen in the past few years as "suerphero movies" have been truly atrocious, this year provided two very good true superhero movies in iron man and the incredible hulk.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on December 15, 2008, 12:27:32 PM
Nope! :)


It's A Wonderful Life is showing at a theatre in town. Took my son to see it tonight. He didn't get teary eyed but I did.

I always get choked up watching that movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 15, 2008, 12:31:13 PM
We watched Dark Knight a few nights ago.....I think I'm probably going to have to swear off superhero movies altogether.  It was just painful. 

wow.  dark knight wasn't even really a superhero movie, it was more of a crime drama/thriller that just happened to have a man in a costume. 

while i do agree that the majority of what we have seen in the past few years as "suerphero movies" have been truly atrocious, this year provided two very good true superhero movies in iron man and the incredible hulk.

I didn't see the Incredible Hulk, but my boyfriend and I laughed our way through most of Iron Man....though not necessarily the way I think the movie wanted us to.   It was enjoyable, but I prefer films which make me give a damn about any of the characters in them.  Also it made me sad to see what happened to The Dude. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on December 15, 2008, 12:32:58 PM
I didn't see the Incredible Hulk, but my boyfriend and I laughed our way through most of Iron Man....though not necessarily the way I think the movie wanted us to.   It was enjoyable, but I prefer films which make me give a damn about any of the characters in them.  Also it made me sad to see what happened to The Dude. 

That rug really tied the room together didn't it? :(
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 15, 2008, 12:33:35 PM
I didn't see the Incredible Hulk, but my boyfriend and I laughed our way through most of Iron Man....though not necessarily the way I think the movie wanted us to.   It was enjoyable, but I prefer films which make me give a damn about any of the characters in them.  Also it made me sad to see what happened to The Dude. 

That rug really tied the room together didn't it? :(

i am the walrus
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on December 15, 2008, 12:37:37 PM
I didn't see the Incredible Hulk, but my boyfriend and I laughed our way through most of Iron Man....though not necessarily the way I think the movie wanted us to.   It was enjoyable, but I prefer films which make me give a damn about any of the characters in them.  Also it made me sad to see what happened to The Dude. 

That rug really tied the room together didn't it? :(

i am the walrus

Not that Lennin Donnie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on December 15, 2008, 05:24:51 PM
The Great Global Warming Swindle - Documentary Film

http://www.garagetv.be/video-galerij/blancostemrecht/The_Great_Global_Warming_Swindle_Documentary_Film.aspx
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on December 15, 2008, 05:57:10 PM
The Next Avengers.

Pretty good for a comic book film.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on December 15, 2008, 08:51:12 PM
I saw Slumdog Millionaire on Saturday.  It was a pretty good movie, but I was a bit disappointed by the ending (which was still good, just not how I would have done it :P).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 15, 2008, 09:35:55 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EQ8ST4R9L._SL500.jpg)

Good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on December 15, 2008, 09:49:05 PM
I love The Waltons.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 15, 2008, 09:51:53 PM
Damned Hillbillies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on December 15, 2008, 10:52:17 PM
Yeah. Also, Mother Walton was one fucking hot MILF.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 15, 2008, 11:06:13 PM
Yeah. Also, Mother Walton was one fucking hot MILF.

You gotta be fucking kidding me.

When the dad said at the end "I sure did pick a peach" or whatever, I thought "yeah, a rotten one".
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on December 15, 2008, 11:21:51 PM
Yeah. Also, Mother Walton was one fucking hot MILF.

You gotta be fucking kidding me.

When the dad said at the end "I sure did pick a peach" or whatever, I thought "yeah, a rotten one".

Sure you did, after blowing your load through the ceiling watching her in bed with Mr. Walton.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 16, 2008, 01:08:25 AM
...so that's why John Boy growed up so skittish...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 16, 2008, 09:48:03 PM
(http://dixieugadawg.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/christmas-vacation.jpg)

[youtube=425,350]YlfV1Q2eSkE[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlfV1Q2eSkE
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: AntonLee on December 17, 2008, 09:23:53 PM
4 Christmas'

it was actually pretty funny
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on December 17, 2008, 09:25:32 PM
Watching A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on December 17, 2008, 10:25:11 PM
The original "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Last House on the Left"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 17, 2008, 10:46:20 PM
The original "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Last House on the Left"

Keeping with the Holiday theme eh? :)

I'm watching Quills. It's on Hulu.. it ain't much but it ain't bad.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on December 17, 2008, 11:00:42 PM
The original "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Last House on the Left"

Keeping with the Holiday theme eh? :)

NOthing like a good Christmas Classic!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 18, 2008, 11:47:53 AM
(http://dixieugadawg.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/christmas-vacation.jpg)

[youtube=425,350]YlfV1Q2eSkE[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlfV1Q2eSkE
Those Vacation movies were the shit.

What the hell happened to National Lampoons?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 18, 2008, 03:51:34 PM
I guess I'll finally watch The Dark Knight.  I bought it on Amazon as a Christmas gift and they sent a code for a free viewing on Amazon On Demand. 

That was a great movie.

That's what everyone says.  I figure I'll check it out if nothing else, to see what the hype is about. 

Did you ever watch it? I want to know if it lived up to the hype for you.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 18, 2008, 03:51:45 PM
(http://dixieugadawg.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/christmas-vacation.jpg)

[youtube=425,350]YlfV1Q2eSkE[/youtube]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlfV1Q2eSkE
Those Vacation movies were the shit.

What the hell happened to National Lampoons?

Oh, they're still around. I guess you've never heard of Dorm Daze or Dorm Daze 2?

(They suck)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on December 18, 2008, 03:59:28 PM
Oh, they're still around. I guess you've never heard of Dorm Daze or Dorm Daze 2?

(They suck)

Or Van Wilder (which was kinda funny IMO).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 18, 2008, 04:14:39 PM
Oh, they're still around. I guess you've never heard of Dorm Daze or Dorm Daze 2?

(They suck)

Or Van Wilder (which was kinda funny IMO).

I enjoyed it. I like most of the stuff Ryan Reynolds has been in.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on December 18, 2008, 04:26:09 PM
I enjoyed it. I like most of the stuff Ryan Reynolds has been in.

Same here.  I think he is typecast into a certain kind of role though (Van Wilder, Waiting) and I would like to see him break that and flex his acting muscles a little more.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: voodoo on December 18, 2008, 11:41:23 PM
Speed and Angels

http://www.hulu.com/watch/49206/speed-and-angels

Erection-inducing prequel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwDa5dMmfZ4
[youtube=425,350]dwDa5dMmfZ4[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on December 19, 2008, 03:08:56 AM
Andromeda Strain (yeah, I'm a 70's Sci Fi junkie.)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 19, 2008, 01:45:45 PM
the tail end of big momma's house.

now, before people start going all h8r on me, my tv had kicked over to showing the parental controls box, with has a box in the middle and big black bars top and bottom.  any plasma owners out there know that static images and lots of stationary black are BAD BAD BAD!!!  it just happens to be where i kicked the cable box too while the wife and i finished making dinner last night.

we had tacos.

they were wonderful.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: orion on December 19, 2008, 02:18:44 PM
Shooter (2007)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 19, 2008, 08:00:00 PM
the tail end of big momma's house.

now, before people start going all h8r on me, my tv had kicked over to showing the parental controls box, with has a box in the middle and big black bars top and bottom.  any plasma owners out there know that static images and lots of stationary black are BAD BAD BAD!!!  it just happens to be where i kicked the cable box too while the wife and i finished making dinner last night.

we had tacos.

they were wonderful.

It's okay. It's not really that good anyway.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 19, 2008, 09:36:43 PM
if you have actiomax, conan the barbarian started 5 minutes ago.  soon to be last movie I wached.  I need to make anvil of crom my ring tone.

also, did you know it was co-written by oliver stone?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on December 19, 2008, 09:38:58 PM
White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 20, 2008, 08:20:23 PM
(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAwMTQyNzkwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTgyMzE3MQ@@._V1._SX270_SY400_.jpg)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1027862/
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 21, 2008, 12:34:34 AM
the day the earth stood still remake.

watch the original and skip this one.  seriously.  oh man.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on December 21, 2008, 10:23:22 AM
Beavis and Butt-head Do America
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: voodoo on December 21, 2008, 10:54:08 PM
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

I laughed.  A lot.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 22, 2008, 01:13:06 AM
the godfather.

and it finished before i had the tree done.  i encountered some issues with a strand of lights.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on December 22, 2008, 10:20:10 AM
"The Man Who Saved Christmas," which despite it's hokey name, is actually a pretty good biopic about A. C. Gilbert, inventor of the erector set, who in WWI told the government to go fuck themselves when they wanted him (and other toy makers) to build bombs instead of toys.

While horribly mis-cast with Jason Alexander, the real Gilbert was a pretty interesting fellow, having worked his way through Yale as a magician, earned a degree in sports medicine, setting the world record for chin-ups and another record for the long dive, and then winning a gold metal in the 1908 Olympics. He later patented over 150 inventions, mostly for toys such as the erector set and the kid's home chemistry set.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on December 22, 2008, 06:28:26 PM
Watched Dark Knight and Nim's Island this past weekend.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mrapplecastle on December 22, 2008, 06:58:02 PM
the day the earth stood still remake.

watch the original and skip this one.  seriously.  oh man.
I thought it was pretty good
best quote of the movie: this is not your planet
(http://filmonic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/the_day_the_earth_stood_still_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Organjic on December 22, 2008, 07:44:27 PM
the day the earth stood still remake.

watch the original and skip this one.  seriously.  oh man.
I thought it was pretty good
best quote of the movie: this is not your planet
(http://filmonic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/the_day_the_earth_stood_still_4.jpg)
concur.  Desensitizing in movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: azanarchy on December 22, 2008, 09:30:59 PM
(http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/images_5/EagleEye.jpg)The BEST movie in the video store this week is EAGLE EYE, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan with a great cast of big name actors(actresses).
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Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 22, 2008, 10:01:11 PM
(http://www.impawards.com/1996/posters/jerry_maguire.jpg)

Good fucking movie. Almost Famous, also directed by Cameron Crowe, is one of my favorites movies so I knew that I'd like this one too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: One two three on December 22, 2008, 10:10:32 PM
I watch around a movie per day.  Today's movie was RV although I might watch another one.  RV was funny and I liked the story.  It also had some nice views of tits and mountain tops.  It's be a great family moive.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 22, 2008, 10:22:39 PM
We had a double feature of "I am Legend" and "Sweeney Todd" last night.  Dug 'em both, but freakin' Will Smith really should've left the island. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mrapplecastle on December 22, 2008, 10:52:17 PM
I must say dolph lundgren has been one upped
(http://entertainmentnow.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/punisherwarzoneposter-62908.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: azanarchy on December 22, 2008, 11:29:43 PM
I watch around a movie per day.  Today's movie was RV although I might watch another one.  RV was funny and I liked the story.  It also had some nice views of tits and mountain tops.  It's be a great family moive.
I work at a video store so I watch around 3-5 movies a day/night. Sometimes less because there is nothing good thats coming out. This month was all F-ed up with sunday friday and tuesday releases. Burn after reading was good, traitor was ok, house bunny stupi...but that was the point wasn't it? Not much more coming out this month thats high on my to-see list.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 24, 2008, 02:39:34 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51T8VMNPT0L.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: atomiccat on December 24, 2008, 04:00:39 AM
(http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/images_6/BoltPoster.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 24, 2008, 02:26:19 PM
That asshole is still making movies?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andy on December 24, 2008, 04:29:26 PM
That asshole is still making movies?

Cyrus?
http://www.cracked.com/blog/an-open-letter-to-scientology-regarding-the-evils-of-miley-cyrus/ (http://www.cracked.com/blog/an-open-letter-to-scientology-regarding-the-evils-of-miley-cyrus/)

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 24, 2008, 05:07:03 PM
That asshole is still making movies?

Cyrus?

Not the bitch, the asshole.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: One two three on December 24, 2008, 11:50:40 PM
I just saw Dark Knight again, this time on Blu-ray.  Still a great movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on December 25, 2008, 02:36:58 PM
A Christmas Story
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 25, 2008, 06:29:09 PM
A Christmas Story
This.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Evil Muppet on December 25, 2008, 06:31:01 PM
I must say dolph lundgren has been one upped
(http://entertainmentnow.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/punisherwarzoneposter-62908.jpg)

I really liked this Punisher a lot more than the last one.  Only thing it lacked was boobies. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 25, 2008, 08:07:19 PM
(http://www.kingroom.com/movies/2004/dvd/dvd-coverart/jingle-all-the-way-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on December 25, 2008, 08:14:20 PM
Turbo Man!  :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: rabidfurby on December 26, 2008, 02:25:17 AM
I never noticed that that's Anakin fucking Skywalker.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 26, 2008, 10:09:38 AM
I never noticed that that's Anakin fucking Skywalker.

Yeah, and he kind of disappeared after Episode 1.

(http://cinesofa.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/2e2hvu8.jpg)

Career must've went down the tubes.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: rabidfurby on December 26, 2008, 06:01:23 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/22/Invasion_of_the_body_snatchers.jpg)

I never noticed that that's Anakin fucking Skywalker.

Yeah, and he kind of disappeared after Episode 1.

http://cinesofa.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/2e2hvu8.jpg

Career must've went down the tubes.

Good. Everyone involved in the prequels (except Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman, of course) should be publicly executed as a warning to anyone who would make shitty movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on December 26, 2008, 09:41:00 PM
what about ewan mcgregor?  he did the best he possibly could with the material.

and if it were me, and I were offered a chance to be in a fucking star wars movie, I don't care how shitty the script is.  it is star wars and I am in.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: One two three on December 26, 2008, 10:10:20 PM
The Dentist.  Even though the movie has nudity and gross stuff, it is on youtube.  I'm sure not complaining.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on December 26, 2008, 10:23:42 PM
King Kong vs. Godzilla
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on December 26, 2008, 10:50:52 PM
Slingblade.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: tuzzz on December 26, 2008, 11:17:50 PM
Latest: Meet Dave: Kinda funny if you like Eddie Murphy
Traitor - long and slow
Wanted: Good movie
Death Ride: Very good movie (Reminds me of Running Man)
The Day the world stood still - sucked IMO
The Day the world stopped - B Movie, better than the day it stood still thou :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on December 27, 2008, 01:38:00 AM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on December 27, 2008, 11:54:21 PM
Wild Hogs

It was pretty good for a movie with Tim Allen in it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 28, 2008, 01:18:42 PM
(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2007/08/20/tom-cruise-valkyrie.jpg)

"LONG LIVE SACRED GER-!"

*POW*
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on December 28, 2008, 01:20:32 PM
How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on December 28, 2008, 03:20:50 PM
Meet the Robinsons

Rolled my eyes when it was released a few years ago. Skipped it, 'cause I'd had enough kid movies for a while.
Turned out to have a great message with that whole "keep moving forward" thing.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on December 28, 2008, 03:21:35 PM
How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.

I also would like to know. Is it worth the time & money?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on December 28, 2008, 03:22:15 PM
Meet the Robinsons

Rolled my eyes when it was released a few years ago. Skipped it, 'cause I'd had enough kid movies for a while.
Turned out to have a great message with that whole "keep moving forward" thing.

Hey!  I liked that movie.   :lol:

I even have it on DVD.  The dinosaur, of course, was my favorite part of the whole thing.   :D
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: joshuathesmart on December 28, 2008, 03:32:13 PM
Traitor

Def. a decent movie
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 28, 2008, 05:23:18 PM
How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.

I also would like to know. Is it worth the time & money?

I just can't get past Cruise.. no matter if it's a good flick or not, I'll be sitting there pondering what a twit he is.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 28, 2008, 10:50:46 PM
How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.

Awesome.

How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.

I also would like to know. Is it worth the time & money?

Yes.

How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.

I also would like to know. Is it worth the time & money?

I just can't get past Cruise.. no matter if it's a good flick or not, I'll be sitting there pondering what a twit he is.

Your loss. Personally, I don't concern myself with celebrity's personal lives. That's the kind of hobby that an idiot gets into.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on December 29, 2008, 02:19:12 PM
How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.

I also would like to know. Is it worth the time & money?

I just can't get past Cruise.. no matter if it's a good flick or not, I'll be sitting there pondering what a twit he is.

Your loss. Personally, I don't concern myself with celebrity's personal lives. That's the kind of hobby that an idiot gets into.

I concern myself with their inability to act and destroying what could be a decent film, not unlike Mission Impossible, or War of the Worlds.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 29, 2008, 02:31:57 PM
I just can't get past Cruise.. no matter if it's a good flick or not, I'll be sitting there pondering what a twit he is.

Your loss. Personally, I don't concern myself with celebrity's personal lives. That's the kind of hobby that an idiot gets into.

I'm pretty sure my neighbor's cats know that Tom Cruise is a scientologist idiot by now, and they don't even look at People magazine. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 29, 2008, 03:42:55 PM
How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.

I also would like to know. Is it worth the time & money?

I just can't get past Cruise.. no matter if it's a good flick or not, I'll be sitting there pondering what a twit he is.

Your loss. Personally, I don't concern myself with celebrity's personal lives. That's the kind of hobby that an idiot gets into.

I concern myself with their inability to act and destroying what could be a decent film, not unlike Mission Impossible, or War of the Worlds.

I'm sorry, say what you will about Tom Cruise's personal beliefs, but the man is by no means a shitty actor. Anyone who thinks that is probably just projecting their own judgments about his real life personality onto his roles. The scripts for Mission Impossible and War of the Worlds sucked balls. It's like what Harrison Ford always says about the Star Wars scripts in his interviews. You can try to deliver the best performance possible, but when the writing is shit, it's not going to look good either way.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on December 29, 2008, 05:27:26 PM
How was Vakyrie? I wanted to see it, but never made it out to the theater yet.

I also would like to know. Is it worth the time & money?

I just can't get past Cruise.. no matter if it's a good flick or not, I'll be sitting there pondering what a twit he is.

Your loss. Personally, I don't concern myself with celebrity's personal lives. That's the kind of hobby that an idiot gets into.

I concern myself with their inability to act and destroying what could be a decent film, not unlike Mission Impossible, or War of the Worlds.

I'm sorry, say what you will about Tom Cruise's personal beliefs, but the man is by no means a shitty actor. Anyone who thinks that is probably just projecting their own judgments about his real life personality onto his roles. The scripts for Mission Impossible and War of the Worlds sucked balls. It's like what Harrison Ford always says about the Star Wars scripts in his interviews. You can try to deliver the best performance possible, but when the writing is shit, it's not going to look good either way.

He was a shitty actor before news of his connection with scientology.  He's been milking the opportunity he got in Risky Business since at least Days of Thunder.  :roll:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 29, 2008, 06:00:06 PM
There's a cuple things to admire in Tom, but they're not his acting.

Years ago I read that he helped some poeple who were in a car crash near his  house, and he brought out his helicopter once to help search for a missing kid. Other than that and his scientology/bonkers on Oprah stuff I don't know anything else about him.. except that he's a fruit loop.

But hey... go ahead and donate your money to Hollywood and the big entertainment industry, like a sucker. It's not like there are any alternatives to that sort of rubbish entertainment. Fool.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on December 29, 2008, 08:45:39 PM
But hey... go ahead and donate your money to Hollywood and the big entertainment industry, like a sucker. It's not like there are any alternatives to that sort of rubbish entertainment. Fool.

I didn't donate any money. I paid for a service and a product, and got what I wanted. If you want to play the non-conformist schtick, be my guest, but when a movie is good, and I like it, I'm going to fucking enjoy it. I don't care where it comes from. I'm just as big an independent movie buff as I am a Hollywood buff. Unlike you, I don't base my criticisms on where a movie was produced, but how it changed my life. If you have any recommendations, I'll be glad to hear them.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on December 29, 2008, 09:55:05 PM
But hey... go ahead and donate your money to Hollywood and the big entertainment industry, like a sucker. It's not like there are any alternatives to that sort of rubbish entertainment. Fool.

I didn't donate any money. I paid for a service and a product, and got what I wanted. If you want to play the non-conformist schtick, be my guest, but when a movie is good, and I like it, I'm going to fucking enjoy it. I don't care where it comes from. I'm just as big an independent movie buff as I am a Hollywood buff. Unlike you, I don't base my criticisms on where a movie was produced, but how it changed my life. If you have any recommendations, I'll be glad to hear them.

This.

I just don't get some of the people here.  If you think something is crap, then don't watch it.  Why do have to hate on the people that enjoy being entertained by hollywood?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 29, 2008, 10:05:45 PM
I ain't be hatin' foo'.. just riling him up a bit.  :)

But no joke- I just can't stand the whole Hollywood Star thing.. just like I can't stand every other mainstream/copycat/bland/unoriginal "entertainment".

Garfield The Movie was good though.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on December 29, 2008, 10:45:37 PM
I ain't be hatin' foo'.. just riling him up a bit.  :)

But no joke- I just can't stand the whole Hollywood Star thing.. just like I can't stand every other mainstream/copycat/bland/unoriginal "entertainment".

Garfield The Movie was good though.

Aii't

I can't stand it either...  I Also don't understand the whole star worship thing either.  The Papparazzi, the whole Schpleel.  I mean I have better things to do than worship these people.  <sigh>
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: AntonLee on December 30, 2008, 01:17:12 AM
I don't watch TMZ, and I won't stay in places where it is on.  I explain this shit to friends.  If I disagree with a group of people's actions that are legal and shouldn't be legislated or restricted by force

then the least I can do is not patronize, and not watch, and let someone else, anyone else, know why and give them the information to make their own decision.  Most people I talk to hate paparazzi, and it comes up after their third hour of watching E! channel.   I just say "why even watch them, write them a letter tell them you disagree with their paparazzi mentality"

I've had a few people agree, and say they would join in on such a boycott.  I don't feel like I've lost anything really.  I still hear the gossip I still don't want to. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Elitist Bitch on December 30, 2008, 01:52:09 AM
I liked Valkyrie.

But then again, we all sorta know how the story ends.

My roommate rented Mamma Mia, and it's the worst movie I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on December 30, 2008, 06:55:57 PM
I don't watch TMZ, and I won't stay in places where it is on.  I explain this shit to friends.  If I disagree with a group of people's actions that are legal and shouldn't be legislated or restricted by force

then the least I can do is not patronize, and not watch, and let someone else, anyone else, know why and give them the information to make their own decision.  Most people I talk to hate paparazzi, and it comes up after their third hour of watching E! channel.   I just say "why even watch them, write them a letter tell them you disagree with their paparazzi mentality"

I've had a few people agree, and say they would join in on such a boycott.  I don't feel like I've lost anything really.  I still hear the gossip I still don't want to. 

I would probably join you for the most part in that boycott.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TheAngryPacifist05 on December 30, 2008, 07:34:01 PM
300


Spartans!  Prepare for GLORY!


-Windquake
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mike the godless heathen on January 03, 2009, 05:35:12 PM
http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQ0NTgzMzA2N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTI1NjQ2MQ@@._V1._SX269_SY400_.jpg

your image as an image is teh brokenz
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on January 03, 2009, 06:05:43 PM
Adam, did you like it? I saw the Russian version a while back.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on January 03, 2009, 06:19:53 PM
Adam, did you like it? I saw the Russian version a while back.

I'll watch it in Russian.  Since I do have an innate understanding of it and all.   :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on January 03, 2009, 06:28:22 PM
I'll watch it in Russian.  Since I do have an innate understanding of it and all.   :lol:

Da?  :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on January 03, 2009, 06:29:34 PM
I'll watch it in Russian.  Since I do have an innate understanding of it and all.   :lol:

Da?  :lol:

Da!   :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on January 04, 2009, 10:11:28 PM
Michael Clayton
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on January 04, 2009, 10:30:27 PM
I'll watch it in Russian.  Since I do have an innate understanding of it and all.   :lol:

Da?  :lol:

Da!   :P

Mmmm da...  :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on January 04, 2009, 10:30:54 PM
V
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mark_mnc1 on January 05, 2009, 03:46:12 AM
Well I had "The Departed" in my dvd player but didnt quiet get through it all and broke my 5-6 month long streak and finally got some. At any rate, its an incredible movie.

Mark
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 05, 2009, 02:20:29 PM
Seven Pounds
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on January 05, 2009, 03:31:13 PM
Well I had "The Departed" in my dvd player but didnt quiet get through it all and broke my 5-6 month long streak and finally got some. At any rate, its an incredible movie.

Mark

So...wait...did you finish it or not?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: One two three on January 05, 2009, 09:56:14 PM
I don't know if it is a liberty movie but I just saw and loved it.

There is a who scene which is pro-freedom.  The excuse the people use to cage Horton is "for the children."  One character has a speech which encourages others to do bad things.  Below I quoted the main character in that speech.

“Are we going to let troublemakers like Horton poison the mind’s of our children?
When Horton tells the children about world’s beyond the jungle, he makes them question authority.
Which leads to defiance, which leads to anarchy.”
Kangaroo in Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on January 06, 2009, 12:59:54 AM
I don't know if it is a liberty movie but I just saw and loved it.

There is a who scene which is pro-freedom.  The excuse the people use to cage Horton is "for the children."  One character has a speech which encourages others to do bad things.  Below I quoted the main character in that speech.

“Are we going to let troublemakers like Horton poison the mind’s of our children?
When Horton tells the children about world’s beyond the jungle, he makes them question authority.
Which leads to defiance, which leads to anarchy.”
Kangaroo in Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who

I don't know if that's necessarily pro-freedom. Have you ever considered that maybe Dr. Seuss was using that character and speech as a good example instead of a bad one?

Dr. Seuss was a huge propagandist for WWII. I don't think he had any qualms about State power or authority.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on January 06, 2009, 01:16:10 AM
I don't know if it is a liberty movie but I just saw and loved it.

There is a who scene which is pro-freedom.  The excuse the people use to cage Horton is "for the children."  One character has a speech which encourages others to do bad things.  Below I quoted the main character in that speech.

“Are we going to let troublemakers like Horton poison the mind’s of our children?
When Horton tells the children about world’s beyond the jungle, he makes them question authority.
Which leads to defiance, which leads to anarchy.”
Kangaroo in Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who

I don't know if that's necessarily pro-freedom. Have you ever considered that maybe Dr. Seuss was using that character and speech as a good example instead of a bad one?

Dr. Seuss was a huge propagandist for WWII. I don't think he had any qualms about State power or authority.

In this context the Kangaroo was clearly meant as the villain who was trying to stifle Horton's imagination and individuality. I don't think that is how Dr. Seuss originally wrote the story at all. I would bet you lunch that the intent of the screenwriters was a jab at the whole bush administration "you're either with us or against us" mentality. At the very least it is pro-individualist - which is always a good thing. This whole theme of this film was about doing the right thing no matter how unpopular. I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: sterlingnickle on January 06, 2009, 07:37:06 AM


              I think it was called the last warrior or final warrior or something, it had Nick Nolte as a sort of guru.  good flick...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on January 06, 2009, 08:15:07 AM
Valkyrie. It was really good. I was surprised at how good it was. I had my expectations VERY low.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on January 06, 2009, 01:46:52 PM
I think it was called the last warrior or final warrior or something, it had Nick Nolte as a sort of guru.  good flick...

Peaceful Warrior. I've got it recorded on the thingy right now.

Valkyrie. It was really good. I was surprised at how good it was. I had my expectations VERY low.

Am I ever wrong about these things? Seriously.

"LONG LIVE SACRED MATTH-"*POW!*
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: AntonLee on January 06, 2009, 02:08:19 PM
Valkyrie. It was really good. I was surprised at how good it was. I had my expectations VERY low.

I wasn't going to see it at all, I heard bad things about it. . . someone told me that he 'gasp' didn't use a german accent!

But taors said it was good mixed with my girl definitely wanting to see it made me go

and I'm so glad I did, I thought it was fantastic. . . the part where he goes "heil hitler!" made me chuckle. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on January 06, 2009, 02:12:20 PM
Valkyrie. It was really good. I was surprised at how good it was. I had my expectations VERY low.

I wasn't going to see it at all, I heard bad things about it. . . someone told me that he 'gasp' didn't use a german accent!

That's a stupid fucking reason. In the beginning of the movie he does speak in German and uses a German accent, and then it OBVIOUSLY switches over to English so that English speaking people can understand it without having to read subtitles.

People will do anything to bash a Tom Cruise movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: AntonLee on January 06, 2009, 05:21:41 PM
yes, there were people that were very pissed off. . . I think they did the transition perfectly, it reminded me of Hunt for Red October (I think) where the captain was speaking Russian and they zoomed in on his mouth as he started to speak English. . .

Valkyrie's way was way better
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on January 09, 2009, 12:04:07 AM
Alien The Directors Cut...  To this day, this movie freaks me out.

My dad played the biggest prank a dad could do to a kid...  He took me at 8, my brother at 6, my sis at 4 and my two older stepsisters to see a midnight double feature.  Jaws and Alien.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on January 09, 2009, 12:07:32 AM
it is a kick ass movie.

if only we had gotten to see the exchange student naked :sigh:

But it is always an exhilarating sight when you see an annoying punk kid get hurt...  The skis on the bicycle is classic!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on January 09, 2009, 05:18:04 AM
Not a movie per se... I bought the David Spade SNL disc. I am having a party on Inauguration Night celebrating the removal of Bush from office. I'll be screening the Total Bastards Airlines skit where he and Helen Hunt tell all the passengers exiting, "BUH-BYE"

Three recent movies watched... Snatch, Hitch and The Professional. Of those I thought Snatch was best and Hitch the worst. Most recent at the movies... Quantum of Solace. Gotta love those Aston Martins. ;0  I think Roger Craig is one of the best Bonds yet, on a par with Connery but for different reasons.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on January 09, 2009, 05:54:21 PM
(http://members.aye.net/~gharris/Grafix/salemslotbox.gif)

Was complete shit compared to the book. I mean complete shit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on January 09, 2009, 06:46:55 PM
Bolt

(http://entertainmentnow.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/bolt-72608.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on January 10, 2009, 09:39:12 AM
I just watched Wristcutters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477139/) on On-Demand.  I thought it was pretty good, so if you're looking for something to watch and you've got On-Demand, check it out.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on January 13, 2009, 06:38:55 PM
The Children's Hour (1961)

Really, really good, but depressing.

Wait. More heartbreaking than depressing.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Chronicles on January 13, 2009, 11:08:53 PM
I saw Gran Torino last night, and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. At times it seemed like the writers opened a book of racial slurs and tried to fit them all in, but overall it was a good take on guilt, friendship, and life/death. They also had the gang influence in neighborhoods dynamic down. (I also really liked the positive portrayal of mentoring and honor.)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 14, 2009, 01:01:19 AM
Slither (the remake)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: patrickj on January 14, 2009, 01:02:15 AM
animatrix.

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v16024493bMRJ52Ej (warning, ads at beginning.)

i love the style of artwork. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on January 15, 2009, 03:46:34 AM
(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/04/03/pineapple-express-poster.jpg)

Fuckin' hilarious.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on January 15, 2009, 08:21:37 AM
I watched FLOW last night.

http://www.flowthefilm.com/ (http://www.flowthefilm.com/)

I was really hesitant because I thought it was going to be a bunch of greenhouse gas/be green or die activist spouting off some Al Gore inspired bullshit.

I was actually really surprised that I learned some things I didn’t know about the way the water system works. It was also really nasty; bloody water, shit and worm infested water. It was fucking gross and sad at the same time.

Plus it had Penn and Teller’s cut from the Bullshit they did on bottled water and how it’s actually more un-regulated than most water treatment facilities, and of course I fucking love that P&T.

There were a lot of “we need more government involvement” statements, but overall it was interesting to watch.

Has anyone else see it?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Porcupine_in_MA on January 15, 2009, 08:46:10 AM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Great movie, very spiritually moving and has a lot of heart.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 15, 2009, 03:53:10 PM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Great movie, very spiritually moving and has a lot of heart.

I liked it

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 15, 2009, 08:05:29 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366780/
The plot was stupid and made no sense, but it really is just a very visual film.
First time I saw it ever too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 15, 2009, 08:06:14 PM
http://surfthechannel.com/
http://watch-movies.net
My favorite movie sites.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Taors on January 16, 2009, 03:47:58 AM
Think I might get high and watch Kiki's Delivery Service...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Johnson on January 16, 2009, 06:48:17 PM
I'll do one better, I'll give the last 10 in reverse chronological order (last one here being most recent) and my rating out of 5 stars (ala Netflix, since that's where I watched most of them from)
Note: I skew towards rating movies a 3, which on Netflix the system is
Hated It         *
Didn't Like It   **
Liked it           ***
Really Liked It  ****
Loved It         *****
I like most movies... It takes quite a bit for me to rate a movie two or one stars, and similarly for 4 stars, but especially 5.  


Fool's Gold   ***
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ***
Helvetica ***
Ratatouille ****
Super High Me ****
Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price ***
Slum Dog Millionaire ****
Enchanted ****
Meet Bill ****
Smokin' Aces ***



and just for giggles to give and idea of what I think is total crap, and what I think is great...
The Bridges of Madison County *
Trigger Effect *
Rush Hour 2 *
Babel **


12 Monkies *****
The Breakfast Club *****
Mallrats *****
The Butterfly Effect *****
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Johnson on January 16, 2009, 06:51:17 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366780/
The plot was stupid and made no sense, but it really is just a very visual film.
First time I saw it ever too.

MirrorMask stunk on ice.

If I want a visual film... I'd go with SinCity and the Spirit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 26, 2009, 05:34:03 PM
The Flesh Eaters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058101/)

It was on AMC the other night.  It kind of reminded me of the first season of Lost.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on January 26, 2009, 05:38:58 PM
300
Spartan queen is hot. Not so great physically, but strong women are attractive to me.

followed by
My Cousin Vinny  :lol:
Marisa Tomei is hot... physically.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on January 26, 2009, 05:51:00 PM

Not actually a movie...  I'm in the process of watching all 110 episodes of Northern Exposure in order. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on January 26, 2009, 06:47:09 PM

Not actually a movie...  I'm in the process of watching all 110 episodes of Northern Exposure in order. 

Good show.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 26, 2009, 09:30:10 PM
Has anyone seen Wall-E yet?  I've heard from a few intellectual types that it is the best film of the year.  I'll probably watch it eventually.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on January 26, 2009, 09:47:24 PM
Has anyone seen Wall-E yet?  I've heard from a few intellectual types that it is the best film of the year.  I'll probably watch it eventually.

It was a fun little movie, if you don't mind a bit of environmentalism tossed in. I was entertained.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on January 26, 2009, 09:55:49 PM

Not actually a movie...  I'm in the process of watching all 110 episodes of Northern Exposure in order. 

Good show.

I agree.  They are parables. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on January 27, 2009, 01:08:28 AM
http://surfthechannel.com/

I haven't found a movie that works on this site yet. The play button shows, nothing loads though & the "Report dead link" link is.. dead!

Looks like a good site though.. reckon it works on FF/Mac ?


***
Nevermind- rebooted FF and all is well :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 27, 2009, 11:06:23 AM
It was a fun little movie, if you don't mind a bit of environmentalism tossed in. I was entertained.

Yeah, I think I will catch it eventually.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on January 27, 2009, 11:19:01 AM
Hell Comes to Frogtown.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 27, 2009, 11:29:27 AM
Hell Comes to Frogtown.

Greeners can't have guns!

Damn, its been a while since I've watched that.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dmr235 on January 27, 2009, 04:14:23 PM
Stardust. Totally gay but its still an awesome movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 27, 2009, 04:25:07 PM
I just got Choke on the NetFlix right now, and I think I'm going to watch it tonight. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: One two three on January 28, 2009, 08:28:41 AM
I saw Mongol on Blu-Ray.  It was quite good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on January 28, 2009, 08:35:42 AM
Totally watched Guy Ritchie's

Rock N' Rolla last night.

it was reaaallllyyy good.

I love Jeremy Piven, he is a god wrapped up in an asshole suit.


5 stars :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: gibson042 on January 28, 2009, 08:42:59 AM
Fargo.  I'm still recovering.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on January 28, 2009, 12:11:07 PM
Fargo.  I'm still recovering.

That's the one with the guy who is kinda funny lookin.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on January 28, 2009, 12:14:39 PM
So you were having sex with the little guy?

Ya.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on January 28, 2009, 03:28:44 PM
I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work there, Lou. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on January 28, 2009, 05:00:00 PM
People don't much use the three-cent.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: One two three on January 29, 2009, 10:16:04 PM
Resident Evil Degeneration, a CGI movie.  I watched it while exercising so I didn't quite get everything.  It seemed pretty good, though.  I recommend it if you like zombie movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on January 30, 2009, 12:19:39 AM
The Nines (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810988/)

I love Ryan Reynolds.  Plus, he is married to Scarlet Johansson. 

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/Ninesposter.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on January 30, 2009, 01:32:20 AM
The Three Worlds Of Gulliver
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: voodoo on February 01, 2009, 03:34:37 PM
Totally Baked.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/22384/totally-baked

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dmr235 on February 01, 2009, 07:25:00 PM
Rocknrolla.

I'm really getting sick of these British underworld movies. Layer Cake was good. Lock stock and two smoking barrels was good. Even Snatch was good but its getting ridiculous now. Way too over stylized with good actors ruining their performances by trying to be too cool, a la Oceans 15, or whatever sequel we're on now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on February 02, 2009, 12:37:12 AM
Tale of Desperaux. I was surprised about the good messages in the story. From my count there was: not listening to the fear programming of society, not listening to "authority" (think for yourself), people - including yourself - can make what they want of themselves, people should be judged by their actions.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on February 02, 2009, 01:12:30 AM
Dark Knight in IMAX.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on February 05, 2009, 11:58:46 AM
I watched 'The Devils Backbone'....Guillermo Del Toro.

I love his stories/movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on February 05, 2009, 11:59:30 AM
Cloak and Dagger
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on February 06, 2009, 09:54:15 PM
Cloak and Dagger

I haven't seen that in years.  Awesome when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on February 06, 2009, 09:54:48 PM
[youtube=425,350]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bMB8vv18ehE&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/bMB8vv18ehE&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube].
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Tracer Tong on February 06, 2009, 09:59:14 PM
Big Lebowski, for the I-don't-know-how-the-hell-many-th time.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on February 06, 2009, 10:03:31 PM
Watching this now

[youtube=425,350]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/3PycZtfns_U&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/3PycZtfns_U&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on February 06, 2009, 10:34:45 PM
Dr. Strangelove

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Icculi on February 08, 2009, 02:35:36 PM
I've been watching 'The Wire.'  Not exactly a terrific series, but it gives a lot of insight to the failure of the war on drugs.  Definitely worth watching.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 08, 2009, 02:38:29 PM
I've been rewatching the LOTR trilogy. Some parts of it could have been better. I just hope New Line never gets the rights to do Children of Hurin, that's one potential film that should be done with great care as it's modeled after the Greek Tragedies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dmr235 on February 08, 2009, 02:50:01 PM
I've been rewatching the LOTR trilogy. Some parts of it could have been better. I just hope New Line never gets the rights to do Children of Hurin, that's one potential film that should be done with great care as it's modeled after the Greek Tragedies.

What's "Children of Hurin?"

Oh, just got done watching Robot Chicken Star Wars episode 1 - HILARIOUS! I know, I know, it's just a TV show but its hilarious!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on February 08, 2009, 02:50:45 PM
The Man with Two Brains
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 08, 2009, 02:58:34 PM
The Man with Two Brains

I haven't seen that in ages. That is a fun movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on February 08, 2009, 03:04:38 PM
The Man with Two Brains

I haven't seen that in ages. That is a fun movie.

Yep. It's kinda weird though, with multiple boob shots. I didn't remember that.

One was just a shot of one breast, and held for a little too long.

The other one was a full body shot of some chick opening up her coat.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on February 08, 2009, 06:39:17 PM
Neverwas, which I wished I'd neverwatched. Zzzzzzzz...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on February 09, 2009, 09:13:57 AM
I watched the documentary about the word FUCK.

Very entertaining... as it is my favorite curse word.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on February 09, 2009, 10:41:18 AM
I watched the documentary about the word FUCK.

Very entertaining... as it is my favorite curse word.



Not a big fan of it myself. That is, while I enjoy doing it (and do it as often as possible), I don't actually like to use the word. However, it does not bother me. It just wears better in some people's vocabulary than it does in others.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 09, 2009, 05:17:02 PM
Boyfriend and I talked last night and realized that it's been forever since either of us watched the Star Wars movies-- the original trilogy, not the prequels, which I will never watch again if I can help it.  So this Saturday I am moving back to Dallas for good, and we will watch them.  Maybe not that night, as I tend to show up exhausted, but maybe Sunday. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on February 09, 2009, 07:51:25 PM
The Wrestler.

It was a really good movie, kinda a downer, but good.

I went into the movie not knowing that Marissa Tomei was in it... and boy was she in it! :shock:

She plays a stripper
*<<drowns in a pool of his own drool*
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 09, 2009, 07:59:46 PM
I went into the movie not knowing that Marissa Tomei was in it... and boy was she in it! :shock:

She plays a stripper
*<<drowns in a pool of his own drool*

I liked her best in My Cousin Vinny.   :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on February 09, 2009, 08:07:23 PM
I went into the movie not knowing that Marissa Tomei was in it... and boy was she in it! :shock:

She plays a stripper
*<<drowns in a pool of his own drool*

I liked her best in My Cousin Vinny.   :)

Me too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on February 10, 2009, 12:21:52 AM
The Wrestler.

It was a really good movie, kinda a downer, but good.

I went into the movie not knowing that Marissa Tomei was in it... and boy was she in it! :shock:

She plays a stripper
*<<drowns in a pool of his own drool*

She strips in it? Damnit! Why haven't I seen that yet?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on February 10, 2009, 02:47:32 AM
The Wrestler.

It was a really good movie, kinda a downer, but good.

I went into the movie not knowing that Marissa Tomei was in it... and boy was she in it! :shock:

She plays a stripper
*<<drowns in a pool of his own drool*

She strips in it? Damnit! Why haven't I seen that yet?

Yes, multiple scenes. Full frontal, sidal, rear, up, down, and lap dance. 

*REdrowns in a pool of his own drool*
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 10, 2009, 07:18:51 AM
No Country for Old Men.

Not exactly uplifting.  Although it was interesting and well made.

Ha, I went to see that with some friends with plans to go for beers afterward.  We came out of the theater with these glass-eyed looks on our faces.  "Umm, yeah.  Well, umm...so where are we going?"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 10, 2009, 07:57:16 AM
No Country for Old Men.

Not exactly uplifting.  Although it was interesting and well made.

Ha, I went to see that with some friends with plans to go for beers afterward.  We came out of the theater with these glass-eyed looks on our faces.  "Umm, yeah.  Well, umm...so where are we going?"

So, not a good choice for a "date night" movie?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 10, 2009, 09:48:02 AM
No Country for Old Men.

Not exactly uplifting.  Although it was interesting and well made.

Ha, I went to see that with some friends with plans to go for beers afterward.  We came out of the theater with these glass-eyed looks on our faces.  "Umm, yeah.  Well, umm...so where are we going?"

So, not a good choice for a "date night" movie?

I guess it depends on what kind of date you want to have.  For me, a good date movie is any movie that is interesting and provokes discussion without making you feel generally depressed, and doesn't stir you up about an issue on which you and your date disagree so you spend the rest of the night arguing.   We did  have an interesting discussion at the bar afterward about how feasible it would be to out-swim an attack dog down a river....
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on February 10, 2009, 09:49:24 AM
Dagon
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on February 12, 2009, 02:13:40 PM
planet of the apes
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on February 12, 2009, 02:49:37 PM
No Country for Old Men.

Not exactly uplifting.  Although it was interesting and well made.

Ha, I went to see that with some friends with plans to go for beers afterward.  We came out of the theater with these glass-eyed looks on our faces.  "Umm, yeah.  Well, umm...so where are we going?"

So, not a good choice for a "date night" movie?

I guess it depends on what kind of date you want to have.  For me, a good date movie is any movie that is interesting and provokes discussion without making you feel generally depressed, and doesn't stir you up about an issue on which you and your date disagree so you spend the rest of the night arguing.   We did  have an interesting discussion at the bar afterward about how feasible it would be to out-swim an attack dog down a river....

That movie has one of the best villains I have seen. The guy is creepy.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: weinerdogg on February 12, 2009, 02:50:58 PM
Children of the Men

note the capitals,  :)   :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 12, 2009, 03:15:02 PM
I guess it depends on what kind of date you want to have.  For me, a good date movie is any movie that is interesting and provokes discussion without making you feel generally depressed, and doesn't stir you up about an issue on which you and your date disagree so you spend the rest of the night arguing.   We did  have an interesting discussion at the bar afterward about how feasible it would be to out-swim an attack dog down a river....

That movie has one of the best villains I have seen. The guy is creepy.

Well, he certainly got me worked up.  I spent a good long time after seeing the movie wishing I could sit him down (in an atmosphere where he couldn't kill me, that is) and explain to him how much of a moron he was.  "How often do you flip a coin to decide whether you  should die?  Never?  Yeah, that's what I thought."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on February 12, 2009, 04:00:03 PM
Escape From New York

that movie is pure distillated AWESOME
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mrapplecastle on February 13, 2009, 10:34:03 PM
life after people
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on February 13, 2009, 11:04:17 PM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Spideynw on February 14, 2009, 07:56:28 PM
Troy
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on February 14, 2009, 08:27:26 PM
Just got out of the theater, watching Gran Torino. Probably Eastwood's best work, both acting and producing/directing. Awesome film.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on February 14, 2009, 08:33:33 PM
Just got out of the theater, watching Gran Torino. Probably Eastwood's best work, both acting and producing/directing. Awesome film.

You think so? I really liked the movie and his acting but, I thought the supporting cast was pretty weak.

It was still a quality film though.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on February 14, 2009, 09:13:39 PM
I'm nearing the end of Downfall (re-watching it).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on February 15, 2009, 11:12:34 AM
Just got out of the theater, watching Gran Torino. Probably Eastwood's best work, both acting and producing/directing. Awesome film.

You think so? I really liked the movie and his acting but, I thought the supporting cast was pretty weak.

It was still a quality film though.

I agree that Eastwood carried the entire film. I thought the Hmong chick was pretty good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on February 17, 2009, 07:46:07 AM
American Drug War: The Last White Hope


It was really good, and filled with stuff I already knew and felt. It kind of just pissed me off, but it was fucking amazing to see the inmates stick it to Sheriff Joe, and to hear Tommy Chong talk about his life.

I am going to watch "Methadonia" tonight... Hooray for Netflix!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Elitist Bitch on February 17, 2009, 01:01:09 PM
I watched "Live and Let Die" last night. I've seen very few of the old Bond films, but this one was pretty entertaining.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 17, 2009, 02:31:30 PM
Running the Sahara

Was just going to watch a few minutes of it, on my own, while doing some ironing. (Kids were playing video games w/Dad).
Ended up watching the whole thing, as a family. It was really engaging.

[youtube=425,350]HidKMFClQUU[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 17, 2009, 02:39:52 PM
Hannah and Her Sisters.  Amazingly, my first exposure to a Woodie Allen movie......every character was irritating. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 18, 2009, 12:04:14 AM
a Woodie Allen movie......every character was irritating. 

I think I've seen three or four of his movies, and would say the same thing about them all.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on February 18, 2009, 12:48:58 AM
AVP-R
better than expected
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on February 19, 2009, 04:10:33 PM
My favorite movies are the ones that make you laugh and cry almost at the same time. Tops in that category is La Vita è bella aka Life is Beautiful.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on February 19, 2009, 04:25:01 PM
My favorite movies are the ones that make you laugh and cry almost at the same time. Tops in that category is La Vita è bella aka Life is Beautiful.

Yeah that was a really good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on February 19, 2009, 06:00:43 PM
The Oscars are on Sunday, so I've been making an effort to see the nominated films.. so far here's my verdict:

Milk: Statist suckage, Discrimination against gays is bullshit but so is trying to legislate "anti-gayness"
Doubt: Religious suckage that's boring and makes no point
The Visitor: OK.. speaking out against the US immigration policy but quite boring. Nobody does anything more interesting than playing drums in the park
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Boring suckage... Who fuckin cares about a boy who grows up old and turns younger??? Is that supposed to give me jollies?? Nothing is said.. it's all Brad Pitt worship... Thumbs down..

The quest continues..

Can't anybody tell a good story any more???
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: orion on February 19, 2009, 07:07:25 PM
Gran Torino
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on February 19, 2009, 07:11:00 PM
The Oscars are on Sunday, so I've been making an effort to see the nominated films.. so far here's my verdict:

Milk: Statist suckage, Discrimination against gays is bullshit but so is trying to legislate "anti-gayness"
Doubt: Religious suckage that's boring and makes no point
The Visitor: OK.. speaking out against the US immigration policy but quite boring. Nobody does anything more interesting than playing drums in the park
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Boring suckage... Who fuckin cares about a boy who grows up old and turns younger??? Is that supposed to give me jollies?? Nothing is said.. it's all Brad Pitt worship... Thumbs down..

The quest continues..

Can't anybody tell a good story any more???

I only saw Benjamin Button, and I thought it was an interesting concept. I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 19, 2009, 07:16:29 PM
Milk: Statist suckage, Discrimination against gays is bullshit but so is trying to legislate "anti-gayness"

It's a movie about a politician who is considered to be a hero.  What did you expect?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 19, 2009, 08:01:46 PM
Invasion of the Pod Peopl
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: One two three on February 20, 2009, 01:29:28 AM
I just saw Rambo First Blood again.  It is so pro-freedom, I'm amazed that it was a big hit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on February 20, 2009, 01:40:28 AM
Now re-watch the 3rd Rambo. Watch as the Afghans plead for US weapons and money to fight the Russians.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on February 20, 2009, 08:11:54 AM
The Oscars are on Sunday, so I've been making an effort to see the nominated films..
The quest continues..

Can't anybody tell a good story any more???


I saw Slumdog Millionaire.. it was pretty good...  A picaresque story (like Oliver Twist) set in India. Also a Love Story, gangster film, and a bit of social commentary on police corruption.

See the thread I posted:

http://bbs.freetalklive.com/index.php?topic=27535.0
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on February 21, 2009, 04:41:02 PM
Baby momma,
Better than expected. That's not a recommendation
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 21, 2009, 05:18:20 PM
Igor

Vaguely remember hearing about it last year, maybe.
Turned out to be a decent kid movie that didn't drive this parent crazy.
Rather enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on February 21, 2009, 07:09:54 PM

Into The Wild. 

Good.  Liked it.  Book was better.  Normally I try to avoid saying that, but its a damn good book, even though it's not written particularly well.  But the story it tells is fantastic, read it.


Batman - Dark Knight.   Good, liked it.  The movie itself was okay, but as everyone has mentioned a thousand times, Heath Ledger was excellent.  I want to watch it again just to see his Joker. 


Mr and Mrs Smith.  Anj Jolie, nuff said.  First half was cool, end was stupid, ruined the whole movie.  Pissed me off, but didn't expect much to begin with. 

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: lberns1 on February 21, 2009, 09:17:21 PM
Mad Max 2
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on February 21, 2009, 09:50:42 PM
Tropic Thunder
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on February 21, 2009, 11:58:39 PM
The Wrestler...

Pure awesomenessssss
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 22, 2009, 12:24:21 PM
Burn After Reading.

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, though I share the sentiment of the final conversation in the film, in that I'm not sure exactly what the hell happened.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on February 22, 2009, 01:41:43 PM
I too, enjoyed Burn After Reading. Excellent work by all actors. I think Malkovitch was over the top on purpose since that isn't what we usually see from him.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on February 22, 2009, 08:35:19 PM
The Dark Knight... OK.. but the stupidest ending I've ever seen. It makes absolutely no sense
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Icculi on February 22, 2009, 09:59:22 PM
The Last Dragon

and

Porky's
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on February 22, 2009, 10:47:26 PM
I had a mini Batman marathon today.  I watched Batman Begins and Dark Knight back to back...good times :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on February 23, 2009, 02:24:06 AM

Into The Wild. 

Good.  Liked it.  Book was better.  Normally I try to avoid saying that, but its a damn good book, even though it's not written particularly well.  But the story it tells is fantastic, read it.


I showed Into The Wild to my mom. 

She eyed me suspiciously and went to bed visibly disturbed. 

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on February 23, 2009, 08:35:10 AM
I saw Religious last night...

It was just as I expected it to be and exactly how I feel about religion in general. Nothing new for me, except all the Mormon beliefs and shit... You get a planet to rule over if you have a long prosperous marriage? WTF?!?

It was funny for the most part.


Oh and ...Bill Mahr is so not attractive to look at, but something about him makes me horny.  :shock:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on February 23, 2009, 02:11:04 PM
I saw Religious last night...

It was just as I expected it to be and exactly how I feel about religion in general. Nothing new for me, except all the Mormon beliefs and shit... You get a planet to rule over if you have a long prosperous marriage? WTF?!?

It was funny for the most part.

Oh and ...Bill Mahr is so not attractive to look at, but something about him makes me horny.  :shock:

Saw it at the theatre. Same reaction... well except Bill Maher does absolutely nothing for me. It was funny until the end when he started talking about what all the fundie BS might lead to. Still though, nothing new for me.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Elitist Bitch on February 23, 2009, 04:58:25 PM
The Mormons have a lot of really funny beliefs. Nice folk though.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on February 23, 2009, 05:17:16 PM
Role Models

Pretty silly but I had a good laugh.. Recommend it!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on February 23, 2009, 08:36:51 PM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on February 23, 2009, 08:54:56 PM
Mega Snake.. a corny B-movie about a giant snake that eats people.. really cheesy.. but if you're into cheesy fun!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 23, 2009, 09:06:15 PM
Mega Snake.. a corny B-movie about a giant snake that eats people.. really cheesy.. but if you're into cheesy fun!

Is that the made for tv movie starring michael shanks?

-------
I'm watching several episodes of phineas & ferb in a row. My current favoritest cartoon.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on February 23, 2009, 09:31:57 PM
Mega Snake.. a corny B-movie about a giant snake that eats people.. really cheesy.. but if you're into cheesy fun!

Is that the made for tv movie starring michael shanks?

-------
I'm watching several episodes of phineas & ferb in a row. My current favoritest cartoon.

That's the one!! I didn't know it was made for TV. I watched in on tudou...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on February 24, 2009, 02:00:23 AM
Mega Snake.. a corny B-movie about a giant snake that eats people.. really cheesy.. but if you're into cheesy fun!

My wife loves those movies. She's addicted to the Sci-Fi Channel. Me, not so much.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on February 27, 2009, 12:12:36 PM
I saw "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People"...it was funny and showed shemale penis.

yay.  :)

but Megan Fox was super annoying.  :?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 27, 2009, 12:43:14 PM
Burn After Reading.

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, though I share the sentiment of the final conversation in the film, in that I'm not sure exactly what the hell happened.
I thought that was the only really good part about the movie.  I laughed my ass off for a good couple minutes after that last scene, but I thought the rest of the movie was.... meh.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: the hermit on February 28, 2009, 05:44:23 PM
have you guys seen  "The U.S. vs. John Lennon"   great movie that shows that the big government war criminals got a little scared from one guy talking about peace not war.   of course they had to take care of that little problem.   during that time it got really close to a real revolution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqHwF3vFbkc




2006 documentary film about British musician John Lennon's transformation from a member of The Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The film explores the political activism that Lennon became strongly involved in with the Beatles and after the band ended.

John Lennon is established as being a potential political threat to the American government, and therefore much of the film covers the theme of 'silencing' him and other popular figures that became involved in anti-war activism. Throughout the film the audience can see both sides of the situation: the audience sees the protests and events Lennon and Yoko Ono organised, such as the famous "Give Peace A Chance" rally and concepts such as bagism and bed peace.

We also see the increasing fear experienced by the US government and CIA. This build-up of paranoia and fear for control led to the eventual deportation notice sent to John Lennon's house, informing him that 'his temporary stay in the USA was now over'. The film debunks and exposes the somewhat bizarre behaviour of the CIA and police department over John Lennon and other contemporary figures' behaviour, referring also to different modern issues like drug abuse.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on February 28, 2009, 05:48:26 PM
have you guys seen  "The U.S. vs. John Lennon"   great movie that shows that the big government war criminals got a little scared from one guy talking about peace not war.   of course they had to take care of that little problem.   durning this time it got really close to a real revolution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqHwF3vFbkc

2006 documentary film about British musician John Lennon's transformation from a member of The Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace during the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Yes, an excellent video.
For your viewing pleasure, the whole version:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=777046699234389996
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on February 28, 2009, 09:37:26 PM
have you guys seen  "The U.S. vs. John Lennon"   great movie that shows that the big government war criminals got a little scared from one guy talking about peace not war.   of course they had to take care of that little problem.   during that time it got really close to a real revolution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqHwF3vFbkc

2006 documentary film about British musician John Lennon's transformation from a member of The Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The film explores the political activism that Lennon became strongly involved in with the Beatles and after the band ended.

John Lennon is established as being a potential political threat to the American government, and therefore much of the film covers the theme of 'silencing' him and other popular figures that became involved in anti-war activism. Throughout the film the audience can see both sides of the situation: the audience sees the protests and events Lennon and Yoko Ono organised, such as the famous "Give Peace A Chance" rally and concepts such as bagism and bed peace.

We also see the increasing fear experienced by the US government and CIA. This build-up of paranoia and fear for control led to the eventual deportation notice sent to John Lennon's house, informing him that 'his temporary stay in the USA was now over'. The film debunks and exposes the somewhat bizarre behaviour of the CIA and police department over John Lennon and other contemporary figures' behaviour, referring also to different modern issues like drug abuse.

If it doesn't mention how Stephen King assassinated him, it's crap  ;-)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on February 28, 2009, 09:50:18 PM
Yeah.. definitely Stephen King..

I have a theory that Dr. Seuss was in on it too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 28, 2009, 10:15:32 PM
Yeah.. definitely Stephen King..

I have a theory that Dr. Seuss was in on it too.

He's dead, but hey-- why should that matter?  It just makes it juicier!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 28, 2009, 11:03:34 PM
Total Recall
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on February 28, 2009, 11:16:38 PM
Dr. Strangelove, just a minute ago.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on March 01, 2009, 01:35:21 AM
Dr. Strangelove, just a minute ago.

That's a great one.

I just watched "Arthur and the Incredibles". Family movie night selection.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Zat on March 01, 2009, 11:25:07 AM
Confessions of a Superhero (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016164/) with Netflix movie streaming.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on March 01, 2009, 12:02:26 PM
Last night we watched the French film  The Diving-bell and the Butterfly, about the writer Jean-Dominique Bauby and his struggle with "locked-in syndrome," in which at 42 he was completely paralyzed from a stroke. He managed to write a book by blinking one eye.

I didn't plan on watching it. My wife Netflixed the movie, and was going to watch it on her own, but I got hooked after the first scene or two. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 01, 2009, 05:55:13 PM
Murder by Television
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on March 03, 2009, 01:11:48 AM
Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Rainy Sunday Marathon.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on March 03, 2009, 01:18:30 AM
Kevin Smith Marathon of 'Clerks', 'Clerks 2', and 'Zack And Miri Make a Porno'.  Sunday night.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on March 03, 2009, 01:19:56 AM
'Zack And Miri Make a Porno'. 

How was this? I never heard any reviews.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 03, 2009, 01:47:09 AM
'Zack And Miri Make a Porno'. 

How was this? I never heard any reviews.

Funny, but not as much as Pineapple Express or Knocked Up.
I just watched the Neverending Story, now I'm watching Mall Cop.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on March 03, 2009, 03:24:32 PM
"The Life and Times of Harvey Milk" on hulu.com
Seemed cheaper and more accurate than Penn's "Milk"
I knew bits and pieces of this story and the movie tied it all together for me.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 08, 2009, 01:05:58 AM
Watchmen
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on March 08, 2009, 03:07:50 AM
Taken

Good action flick.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on March 08, 2009, 12:14:00 PM
Tropic Thunder. It had a few chuckles.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on March 08, 2009, 06:51:26 PM

Gonna watch The Happening tonight.  Maybe.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 08, 2009, 07:35:22 PM

Gonna watch The Happening tonight.  Maybe.



Aren't you concerned it may cause you to destroy your television, just to end the pain?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on March 08, 2009, 08:12:19 PM

Gonna watch The Happening tonight.  Maybe.



Aren't you concerned it may cause you to destroy your television, just to end the pain?

No.  Is that part of the plot? 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on March 08, 2009, 09:09:32 PM
Watchmen

I wanted to see it this weekend but some of my (still in college) friends saw a midnight showing on Thur/Fri which I couldn't do and my other friends are losers who want to wait until this coming Friday :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on March 08, 2009, 10:06:28 PM
My daughter and her husband--a big fan of the comic--saw it, and hated it. "To dark and depressing," she said.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 09, 2009, 02:28:34 AM
My daughter and her husband--a big fan of the comic--saw it, and hated it. "To dark and depressing," she said.

I will have to respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree.  4 out of 5 stars.  Best comic book movie I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 09, 2009, 11:40:15 AM
I've stopped watching comic-based movies, considering that the last ten or so that I've seen have been terrible. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Elitist Bitch on March 09, 2009, 12:12:02 PM
We watched "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" last night. Pretty damn funny.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 09, 2009, 02:34:50 PM
I've stopped watching comic-based movies, considering that the last ten or so that I've seen have been terrible. 

Once again, The Watchmen beats them all.  These superheroes are seriously flawed, and we are not talking Bruce Wayne/Batman type flaws.  Think sadistic, mass murdering, rapist, impotent, superheroes.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 09, 2009, 02:54:01 PM
I've stopped watching comic-based movies, considering that the last ten or so that I've seen have been terrible. 

Once again, The Watchmen beats them all.  These superheroes are seriously flawed, and we are not talking Bruce Wayne/Batman type flaws.  Think sadistic, mass murdering, rapist, impotent, superheroes.

I just watched the Watchmen too, I'm not really into the super heroe thing. Not my cup of tea.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 09, 2009, 03:02:40 PM
I've stopped watching comic-based movies, considering that the last ten or so that I've seen have been terrible. 
Once again, The Watchmen beats them all.  These superheroes are seriously flawed, and we are not talking Bruce Wayne/Batman type flaws.  Think sadistic, mass murdering, rapist, impotent, superheroes.

In my world those people are called "villains."  And your description makes this film sound anything but appealing. 

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on March 09, 2009, 03:05:00 PM
Alan Moore more or less is a nihilist, Rillion, so I wouldn't expect anything by him to be any less.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 09, 2009, 03:14:37 PM
Alan Moore more or less is a nihilist, Rillion, so I wouldn't expect anything by him to be any less.

Good point.  I didn't like the film of V for Vendetta either. 

The Top 10 comics were good, though.  I'd go see a movie made from them.   :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on March 09, 2009, 03:28:01 PM
For some reason I think it's going to take a Tolkien-like figure to push comics into the big leagues of literature. Folks like Moore are amateurs at best and complete grown-up teenagers at worse when it comes to the content of their narratives. Sometimes they hit upon a quality that's endearing like what Moore did with Rorschach despite his insane form of moral abolutism, but equally he fucks up with characters like Doctor Manhattan (whom seems to be both sexually and intellectually frigid). Then again, what the hell do I know, I've never been published. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on March 09, 2009, 03:51:41 PM
I like my heroes to be super. Not corrupt and fucked in the head.

Give me Superman or Captain Marvel over Rorschach and Spawn any day.

(http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/shazam.jpg)

Lookit that pimp.

Fucking center stage, baby.

(http://www.alexrossart.com/wallpapers/goldenage_1024.jpg)

SHAZAM!!!

BOOM!!!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on March 09, 2009, 03:55:18 PM
Or this...
[youtube=425,350]ko1YIxIBbVY[/youtube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko1YIxIBbVY
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on March 09, 2009, 04:01:49 PM
^That looks GOOOOD!
 :shock:

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 09, 2009, 04:22:56 PM
I like my heroes to be super. Not corrupt and fucked in the head.

How about Master Legend?
(http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/9/9/9/7/24957999-24958002-slarge.jpg)
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/25020634/the_legend_of_master_legend (http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/25020634/the_legend_of_master_legend)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on March 09, 2009, 05:35:05 PM
How about Master Legend?
(http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/img/9/9/9/7/24957999-24958002-slarge.jpg)
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/25020634/the_legend_of_master_legend (http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/25020634/the_legend_of_master_legend)

I can dig it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 09, 2009, 05:42:52 PM

Once again, The Watchmen beats them all.  These superheroes are seriously flawed, and we are not talking Bruce Wayne/Batman type flaws.  Think sadistic, mass murdering, rapist, impotent, superheroes.

In my world those people are called "villains."  And your description makes this film sound anything but appealing. 

I agree and I should have probably put the word heroes in quotes and completely left out the word super.  Only one of them actually has powers. Also, impotency doesn't necessarily make you a villain.  As for the rest of them, the film challenges the viewer to question the morality of their actions and motives, thus the tagline "Who watches the watchmen?"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on March 09, 2009, 06:22:36 PM
Finely saw Burn After Reading.

It was great.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 09, 2009, 08:37:24 PM

Once again, The Watchmen beats them all.  These superheroes are seriously flawed, and we are not talking Bruce Wayne/Batman type flaws.  Think sadistic, mass murdering, rapist, impotent, superheroes.

In my world those people are called "villains."  And your description makes this film sound anything but appealing. 

I agree and I should have probably put the word heroes in quotes and completely left out the word super.  Only one of them actually has powers. Also, impotency doesn't necessarily make you a villain.  As for the rest of them, the film challenges the viewer to question the morality of their actions and motives, thus the tagline "Who watches the watchmen?"

I just saw a video on MSNBC and an "expert" was saying that the watchmen won't be profitable despite it grossing $55million this first week mainly because of its excessive production/marketing budget as well as rights issues between studios. She claimed that the production alone was over $150 million. However she made a kind of crazy claim that films that don't attract audiences multiple times aren't profitable.

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx/?mkt=en-us&vid=1115947d-b616-49d9-bf0e-57201d4d2f7f&from=&fg=rss&wa=wsignin1.0
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 09, 2009, 11:16:08 PM
WOW.
I'm one third of the way through watching The Watchmen (I havent read any of the comics) and I have to say that I am enjoying the music at least. A lot of songs I like a whole lot.
The rest is equally good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on March 10, 2009, 12:25:32 AM
A better hero:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/Orgazmo_film.jpg)


Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 10, 2009, 01:14:35 AM
Sooo, The Watchmen presents a world where the "Pyramid" group runs the world with false flag terror attacks?  The good people in the film are the ones who orchestrate death for the greater good?  The real hero is a psychopath bad guy who deserves to be killed because he won't go along with it?  I'm curious. 

The moral ambiguity is there on purpose.  The viewer is supposed to question whether or not Veidt's actions were justified, same with Rorschach.  There is no black and white good guy/bad guy dynamic.  It forces the viewer to think, which seems to be confusing a lot of the moviegoing community.  I guess they aren't used to that.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 10, 2009, 01:36:03 AM
I like all the mindgames that a movie like that plays on the audience. I didnt guess the whole sacrifice for the greater good thing but I did decide who I thought the bad guy was going to be (correctly too) fairly quickly into the movie.

The only part of the movie I felt was wholly unecessary was the entire part about the comedian raping the one lady and all the drama that ensued from that. Perhaps that was supposed to add a little bit of "chic-flic" film into it. I dunno, whaddya think?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 10, 2009, 01:54:21 AM
The only part of the movie I felt was wholly unecessary was the entire part about the comedian raping the one lady and all the drama that ensued from that. Perhaps that was supposed to add a little bit of "chic-flic" film into it. I dunno, whaddya think?

I think it was there to show just how fucked up The Comedian was and all of the others knew it, but Rorschach was still willing to defend him because "An attack on one is an attack on all."  I think it was also a little window into the kind of effects that Vietnam and the Korean War had on some of the soldiers at the time.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 10, 2009, 06:13:30 AM
WOW.
I'm one third of the way through watching The Watchmen (I havent read any of the comics) and I have to say that I am enjoying the music at least. A lot of songs I like a whole lot.
The rest is equally good.
Haha that was the first thing I said when I walked out of the movie!  The Soundtrack was awesome.

A better hero:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/Orgazmo_film.jpg)

Hell Yessssss, Orgazmo is the best.  Think they'll ever make a sequel?



Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 10, 2009, 06:14:22 AM
Sooo, The Watchmen presents a world where the "Pyramid" group runs the world with false flag terror attacks?  The good people in the film are the ones who orchestrate death for the greater good?  The real hero is a psychopath bad guy who deserves to be killed because he won't go along with it?  I'm curious. 

The moral ambiguity is there on purpose.  The viewer is supposed to question whether or not Veidt's actions were justified, same with Rorschach.  There is no black and white good guy/bad guy dynamic.  It forces the viewer to think, which seems to be confusing a lot of the moviegoing community.  I guess they aren't used to that.
I really liked that aspect of the movie although I still only give it 4/5 stars.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 10, 2009, 06:36:02 AM
It forces the viewer to think, which seems to be confusing a lot of the moviegoing community.  I guess they aren't used to that.

I wonder if it will make money.

Apart from being a terribly expensive production, it has another problem in being 2 and 1/2 hours long. That makes it difficult to have multiple showings in one night. However other long films have succeded.. Look at Titanic, that was the most expensive film ever made in its time and it did very well.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 10, 2009, 11:37:29 AM
I really liked that aspect of the movie although I still only give it 4/5 stars.

4/5 is fair.  I think it loses some points for being a tad bit to long and a slightly disjointed narrative.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 10, 2009, 11:47:11 AM
I really liked that aspect of the movie although I still only give it 4/5 stars.

4/5 is fair.  I think it loses some points for being a tad bit to long and a slightly disjointed narrative.

Did anybody mention that Alan Moore, the author of the original comic, totally disowned the project and refuses to even see the film?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on March 10, 2009, 11:51:50 AM
Did anybody mention that Alan Moore, the author of the original comic, totally disowned the project and refuses to even see the film?

That's a blanket thing, though, and not restricted to this film.

Alan Moore is an nutbag asshole anyway. His opinions suck.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 10, 2009, 01:19:45 PM
The only part of the movie I felt was wholly unecessary was the entire part about the comedian raping the one lady and all the drama that ensued from that. Perhaps that was supposed to add a little bit of "chic-flic" film into it. I dunno, whaddya think?

Have you seen a lot of chick flicks with rape scenes in them?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 10, 2009, 03:57:40 PM
Have you seen a lot of chick flicks with rape scenes in them?

This.  Is a good question.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 10, 2009, 04:18:55 PM
Wow.  Apparently people are walking out (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/talking_pictures/2009/03/who-watches-those-who-walk-out-of-watchmen.html) of the theaters...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 10, 2009, 04:28:09 PM
Wow.  Apparently people are walking out (http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/talking_pictures/2009/03/who-watches-those-who-walk-out-of-watchmen.html) of the theaters...

It appears to be mainly people who don't grasp the concept that an R-rated movie may contain violence and nudity.  Probably people who think that a film about superheroes is always geared toward kids, no matter what it's rated.  Probably the same people who think that animated films are always for kids, who aren't familiar with Spike and Mike or hentai. 

How many people walked out of Grindhouse?  Probably not many, because they knew what they were getting into. 

I've walked out of one movie: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, because it was so appallingly awful that I just couldn't stay there anymore.  I wasn't the only one. 

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 10, 2009, 04:33:08 PM
Also, all the violence was spectacular, and the nudity well timed. Its not spiderman people!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Stobrawa on March 10, 2009, 05:06:35 PM
Just watched Expelled. Total crap. Religulous will be here tomorrow, I have much higher hopes for Bill Maher.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 10, 2009, 05:24:00 PM
Just watched Expelled. Total crap. Religulous will be here tomorrow, I have much higher hopes for Bill Maher.

That's kind of like saying "Just watched Fried Green Tomatoes. Total crap.  Predator will be here tomorrow, I have much higher hopes for Arnold Schwarzenegger." 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 10, 2009, 05:24:58 PM
Religulous was a fun movie though, unless you are offended by criticism of specific religions of course.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on March 10, 2009, 07:49:10 PM
Did anybody mention that Alan Moore, the author of the original comic, totally disowned the project and refuses to even see the film?

That's a blanket thing, though, and not restricted to this film.

Alan Moore is an nutbag asshole anyway. His opinions suck.

Yeah, he did the same thing with V for Vendetta which was an excellent movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on March 10, 2009, 11:12:47 PM
Control (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_(2007_film))

Film about Ian Curtis of Joy Division and his journey to suicide. Very good, especially if you like their music.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on March 11, 2009, 01:03:04 AM
Just watched Expelled. Total crap. Religulous will be here tomorrow, I have much higher hopes for Bill Maher.
Not gonna waste my time on Expelled. Saw Religulous in the theatre. If you watch Maher regularly and like his comments on religion, you'll probably like it. I agreed with him, laughed a little, but being immersed in atheism and church-state separation, it was mostly rehashing the same ol' stuff for me. At the end he gets melodramatic about the possible negative consequences religious irrationality might visit upon us. I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on March 11, 2009, 07:53:42 AM
Control (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_(2007_film))

Film about Ian Curtis of Joy Division and his journey to suicide. Very good, especially if you like their music.

Control was amazing.  :)

I watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, about Jew/Nazi times. It was really really sad, but very good. I LOVE David Thewlis.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on March 11, 2009, 10:11:35 AM
I just watched Leatherheads. I laughed a lot.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on March 11, 2009, 10:38:57 AM
Friday the 13th part 2...

Only thing to reccomend about it is the cold chick wearing the half shirt and no bra.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 11, 2009, 11:44:51 AM
Control (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_(2007_film))

Film about Ian Curtis of Joy Division and his journey to suicide. Very good, especially if you like their music.

Control was amazing.  :)

I watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, about Jew/Nazi times. It was really really sad, but very good. I LOVE David Thewlis.
I recently watched that as well and agreed.  Very good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RedneckGuru765 on March 11, 2009, 01:54:44 PM
Watchmen.

Best "Superhero" movie ever.

The end.

Now, I have to disagree with you good buddy on this one.

I will say, I stayed for the whole thing. It was a slimy, anti-freedom-whine-fest. Compromise with human slavery (i.e. communism) was held up as an ideal worthy of sacrificing untold millions to "unite" the world in WAR (called peace in the movie) against Dr. Dangle, who was entirely innocent. Dr. Dangle's super-powers are intentionally kept in check so as to prevent more logical questions from arising - such as, Why, if he is a human god, didn't he just flit from Soviet Silo to Silo replacing the uranium/plutonium in all the Soviet missles with mud? Well, because that would make things too easy, by passing what this movie is really about - getting you to fear and loathe everything around you so much that you'll scream for change, any change, RIGHT NOW. Make "peace" with a brutal dictatorship RIGHT NOW. And what would that peace entail? Would that entail sacrificing property rights? Anything for "peace?" Would that entail nationalizing the means of production to smooth relations with our newfound ally? How about murdering those “misguided” enough to protest against any such measures? Would they be murdered for the new “peace?”

It is unfortunate that Dr. Dangle was not endowed with super-human Judgement. He seemingly buys the villian's ridiculous plan  without hesitation, condemns those living under the brutal dictatorship of the CCCP to decades more of Soviet night, butchers his own friend in the most grotesque way (couldn't he just cause a brain embolism or teleport his heart into space? He had to blow his friend up!?), and then leaves happily bearing the blight on his own name - a name which is totally innocent. Also he leaves the villain standing.

It's amazing to me that the makers of this Movie can have a sociopathic rapist "Superhero" (the Comedian) whine about how the American Dream came true even while he's mowing down protestors. To blame the "American Dream" for the way things turned out under an apparently facist american regime (under a Roosevelt-esque Nixon complete with pinnochio nose) is truly bizarre. Similar to, and connected with, blaming capitalism for economic problems when capitalism has never existed and could never have existed in such a place.

Like "V for Vendetta," the "Watchmen" is just a shiny neon fig-leaf for wrinkly, tired and discredited Socialist propaganda."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 11, 2009, 04:09:18 PM
*******SPOILER ALERT********** DO NOT READ BELOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE A SPOILER*********

It was a slimy, anti-freedom-whine-fest. Compromise with human slavery (i.e. communism) was held up as an ideal worthy of sacrificing untold millions to "unite" the world in WAR (called peace in the movie) against Dr. Dangle, who was entirely innocent. Dr. Dangle's super-powers are intentionally kept in check so as to prevent more logical questions from arising - such as, Why, if he is a human god, didn't he just flit from Soviet Silo to Silo replacing the uranium/plutonium in all the Soviet missles with mud? Well, because that would make things too easy, by passing what this movie is really about - getting you to fear and loathe everything around you so much that you'll scream for change, any change, RIGHT NOW.

I have to agree with you on this one. However I think you're referring to "Mr. Manhattan." Why do you call him Dr. Dangle?? Because his dick was dangling around in half of his scenes??

You do raise a good point in the contradiction. If he can teleport himself to Mars while fucking his girlfriend with 6 hands all over her body at once, why couldn't he go to the USSR and disarm the missles?

Like "V for Vendetta," the "Watchmen" is just a shiny neon fig-leaf for wrinkly, tired and discredited Socialist propaganda."
I have to disagree with you about V for Vendetta. V wanted anarchy as a remedy for tyranny. The whole Guy Fawkes gig about blowing up parliament is an anti-state (and therefore anti-socialism) act. Even though the original Guy Fawkes wanted to blow up parliament as a protest (ironically) to protestant rule and change the government to catholic rule. V wanted to go without government. At least that's my interpretation from the film. I've heard that the comic is more anarchist but I haven't read it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 11, 2009, 05:25:59 PM
It's. A. Goddamn. Movie.

Stop seeing political references in your cereal, god-fucking-damn you.

Umm, it's kind of hard not to see political references in a movie about politics. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RedneckGuru765 on March 11, 2009, 08:37:54 PM
It's. A. Goddamn. Movie.

Stop seeing political references in your cereal, god-fucking-damn you.

I'm sorry buddy, I won't do it again, sorry man.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on March 11, 2009, 10:40:05 PM

Control was amazing.  :)


Nice :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MacFall on March 11, 2009, 11:18:18 PM
Primer. Good premise, but it turned out to be a boring indie slog.

You know, folks - you can disregard cinema conventions and still make a coherent, interesting film. I know, crazy right?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 12, 2009, 12:33:13 AM
It is, and it isn't. It's about the politics of a fantasy world, it's no different about being indignant that there is a clear monarchial system in Lord of the Rings.

Yeah, they're both movies with political messages.  V for Vendetta was about a corrupt political system and the particular way in which an individual opposed it, whereas the Lord of the Rings was about an evil overlord who was trying to take over the entire kingdom by corrupting the minds of its rulers.   

To castigate people for discussing the political messages in V for Vendetta is every bit as stupid as castigating people for talking about police dynamics in "Training Day."  Maybe you haven't noticed, but every movie with a fictional scenario is about a fantasy world.  That doesn't mean those scenarios are irrelevant. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 12, 2009, 03:28:12 AM
I liked watchmen and V, both were political. I dont mind the crazy characters from watchmen coming up with some stupid plan in the end of the movie, they were, after all, pretty psychologically disturbed people. V was definitely an anarchistic revolution movie IMHO.

The Boy in the Striped PJ's was truly quite sad. I didnt know too much about it going in but the ending was touching.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 12, 2009, 07:19:21 AM
Amadeus.  It was very very good, especially if you like classical music or Mozart.  The music was amazing.  The way the scenes and the music were interwoven was amazing.  And I really got a heavy hint of the same theme you get from The Fountainhead.  I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on March 12, 2009, 08:17:20 AM
Amadeus.  It was very very good, especially if you like classical music or Mozart.  The music was amazing.  The way the scenes and the music were interwoven was amazing.  And I really got a heavy hint of the same theme you get from The Fountainhead.  I highly recommend it.

Amadeus is an excellent movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on March 12, 2009, 08:41:26 AM
Amadeus.  It was very very good, especially if you like classical music or Mozart.  The music was amazing.  The way the scenes and the music were interwoven was amazing.  And I really got a heavy hint of the same theme you get from The Fountainhead.  I highly recommend it.

Amadeus is an excellent movie.

This.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on March 12, 2009, 11:39:43 AM
Amadeus.  It was very very good, especially if you like classical music or Mozart.  The music was amazing.  The way the scenes and the music were interwoven was amazing.  And I really got a heavy hint of the same theme you get from The Fountainhead.  I highly recommend it.

Amadeus is an excellent movie.

This.

Rock Me
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 12, 2009, 03:48:24 PM
I'm sneaking off to see Watchmen tonight.

And by sneaking, I mean checking to make sure everyone has everything they need, then announcing "see ya' later, alligator" and hopping in the car.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 12, 2009, 05:04:04 PM
I'm sneaking off to see Watchmen tonight.

And by sneaking, I mean checking to make sure everyone has everything they need, then announcing "see ya' later, alligator" and hopping in the car.

Watchmen almost needs to have a hood week / next weekend or it's probably curtains.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: NHArticleTen on March 12, 2009, 05:10:00 PM

Colorado Public Television Has Been Airing Russo's America: Freedom To Fascism

http://www.kbdi.org/tv_schedule/program_details.cfm?id=120090312210000



Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 12, 2009, 05:57:33 PM
Paul Blart-Mall Cop..

I have to say that in a weird, retarded kind of way.. I liked it!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on March 12, 2009, 11:06:56 PM
Amadeus.  It was very very good, especially if you like classical music or Mozart.  The music was amazing.  The way the scenes and the music were interwoven was amazing.  And I really got a heavy hint of the same theme you get from The Fountainhead.  I highly recommend it.

Amadeus is an excellent movie.

This.

Rock Me

Falco
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 13, 2009, 12:15:30 AM
Paul Blart-Mall Cop..

I have to say that in a weird, retarded kind of way.. I liked it!

I think that the actor is amusing, so I liked it.

Watching Full Metal Jacket now (http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_cc00XMTU0MzM3MjQ=.html)
Somehow I never saw that one. I guess I never got around to it till now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 13, 2009, 12:22:32 AM
I have now seen Watchmen. I'm tired, and not just because it's late.
That was not an easy movie to watch.

---

As for upcoming movies, the trailer for Public Enemies looked pretty good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 13, 2009, 04:50:27 PM
As for upcoming movies, the trailer for Public Enemies looked pretty good.

It does look good.  Johnny Depp as a ganster ftw.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Kevin Freeheart on March 13, 2009, 05:43:42 PM
Pineapple Express, I believe.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 13, 2009, 06:08:36 PM
I've seen "The Descent" on www.surfthechannel.com

An OK scary flick.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on March 13, 2009, 10:37:49 PM
The last movie I saw was the original Dawn of the Dead (oddly enough, on seeing a few times it actually seems like art and not another zombie movie), and I'm probably gonna watch Land of the Dead or Diary of the Dead next.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on March 13, 2009, 11:47:14 PM
I just got back from Watchmen.  I was too interested in the plot and characters to immediately figure out if I enjoyed it or not, but I do like it.  I think it's one of those movies that I'll want to watch a number of times.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 14, 2009, 03:06:48 AM
I just got back from Watchmen.  I was too interested in the plot and characters to immediately figure out if I enjoyed it or not, but I do like it.  I think it's one of those movies that I'll want to watch a number of times.

What?  A movie with interesting characters and a thought provoking plot?  Say it ain't so. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on March 14, 2009, 10:39:07 AM
As for upcoming movies, the trailer for Public Enemies looked pretty good.

If they don't cut the scene you might see me walking through.  Of course maybe they were just playing with cameras and getting the light right so no one noticed me being all dressed up in period clothes like a goof.

Yes the movie was partially filmed in Beaver Dam, WI.  Less than 10 miles from my house.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 14, 2009, 04:08:46 PM
As for upcoming movies, the trailer for Public Enemies looked pretty good.

If they don't cut the scene you might see me walking through.  Of course maybe they were just playing with cameras and getting the light right so no one noticed me being all dressed up in period clothes like a goof.

Yes the movie was partially filmed in Beaver Dam, WI.  Less than 10 miles from my house.


Hey! You're a WI man too! Cool...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 14, 2009, 04:20:23 PM
As for upcoming movies, the trailer for Public Enemies looked pretty good.

If they don't cut the scene you might see me walking through.  Of course maybe they were just playing with cameras and getting the light right so no one noticed me being all dressed up in period clothes like a goof.

Yes the movie was partially filmed in Beaver Dam, WI.  Less than 10 miles from my house.

 8) You'll have to let us know where to look for you, after you find out.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 14, 2009, 06:16:32 PM
I saw Slumdog Millionaire last night. Good movie, some funny parts (ex. when the music started playing and I whispered to the person next to me "oh, nice! The brother is going to be a gangstah!"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 14, 2009, 06:17:08 PM
I saw Slumdog Millionaire last night. Good movie, some funny parts (ex. when the music started playing and I whispered to the person next to me "oh, nice! The brother is going to be a gangstah!"
Yeah it was a good movie
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 14, 2009, 06:18:23 PM
I saw Slumdog Millionaire last night. Good movie, some funny parts (ex. when the music started playing and I whispered to the person next to me "oh, nice! The brother is going to be a gangstah!"
Yeah it was a good movie

The only part I didnt like was the dance scene at the end. What is it, High School Musical for the Indian Slums?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: rabidfurby on March 14, 2009, 07:39:47 PM
I saw Slumdog Millionaire last night. Good movie, some funny parts (ex. when the music started playing and I whispered to the person next to me "oh, nice! The brother is going to be a gangstah!"
Yeah it was a good movie

The only part I didnt like was the dance scene at the end. What is it, High School Musical for the Indian Slums?

Indian law requires all movies to have at least one dance scene.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 14, 2009, 07:47:48 PM
I saw Slumdog Millionaire last night. Good movie, some funny parts (ex. when the music started playing and I whispered to the person next to me "oh, nice! The brother is going to be a gangstah!"
Yeah it was a good movie

The only part I didnt like was the dance scene at the end. What is it, High School Musical for the Indian Slums?
lol yeah that was funny.  But I think it was just a way to show a happy ending.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Spideynw on March 14, 2009, 10:40:08 PM
I do not think I posted the last movie I watched, in the theater a couple of weeks ago, Taken.  Awesome movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Pod99966 on March 14, 2009, 10:48:44 PM
Last movie I watched in a theater was Watchers... awesome movie.

Last movie was on DVD HHGttG
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 14, 2009, 10:52:24 PM
City of Ember

Read the book to my son's class last year - movie was good, but the book was better.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on March 14, 2009, 11:02:12 PM
Last movie I watched was, indeed, Land of the Dead.

I've been on a zombie kick lately. Besides the Romero movies, what's really good?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 14, 2009, 11:06:19 PM
Last movie I watched in a theater was Watchers... awesome movie.

Last movie was on DVD THGttG

FTFY (I think/hope)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on March 15, 2009, 02:22:42 PM
Deathproof

I was pleased that it had the lap dance. :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Pod99966 on March 15, 2009, 03:15:03 PM
FTFY (I think/hope)

Yes, I guess I forgot the first T
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 15, 2009, 10:18:41 PM
Robocop
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 17, 2009, 01:34:20 PM
Gattaca.  Now that's a good movie.  I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on March 17, 2009, 02:14:16 PM
Deathproof

I was pleased that it had the lap dance. :)



did kurt russell's carreer just take a spin down the toilet on that one?
what the fuck was that??

i just watched "the happening", w/ marky mark
that m. nite shamalamading-dong piece of shit.
what a fucking waste of time.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on March 17, 2009, 03:41:54 PM
Deathproof

I was pleased that it had the lap dance. :)



did kurt russell's carreer just take a spin down the toilet on that one?
what the fuck was that??


I dunno, but I did like the whole Grindhouse thing. It was interestingly different.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: burnthebeautiful on March 17, 2009, 05:12:51 PM
Saw Låt Den Rätte Komma in (Let The Right One In) a few days ago. Enjoyed the movie, but was annoyed by the non-ending.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on March 18, 2009, 08:18:48 PM
there will be blood

pretty much the same guy as Gangs of new York
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on March 18, 2009, 08:21:17 PM
Not a movie but...

been watching Cosmos the last few nights.  Just thinking about some of that stuff makes my head explode.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on March 18, 2009, 08:40:17 PM
Not a movie but...

been watching Cosmos the last few nights.  Just thinking about some of that stuff makes my head explode.

"Billions and billions."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 19, 2009, 03:24:40 AM
there will be blood

pretty much the same guy as Gangs of new York

I loved There Will Be Blood.  Shouldve got the Academy Award that year.  What won?  No Country For Old Men?  Come the fuck on.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 19, 2009, 03:31:04 AM
Gattaca.  Now that's a good movie.  I highly recommend it.

Yes it is. I watched it in school four or five years ago.
Last movie I watched: Eurotrip.
I'd never seen it before.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 19, 2009, 04:59:22 AM
there will be blood

pretty much the same guy as Gangs of new York

I loved There Will Be Blood.  Shouldve got the Academy Award that year.  What won?  No Country For Old Men?  Come the fuck on.

I thought they both were great.. I guess "No Country" was more of a character driven story and "Blood" was more plot driven. But on those different fronts they were both very good.

In "Blood", I loved the "If I have a milkshake and you have a milkshake" speech!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RedneckGuru765 on March 19, 2009, 09:21:17 AM
Man, I tell you what man, I just got done watchin that movie called milk, man. Ya'll ever seen that movie? Its great ya'll its bout this french guy who moves to the big city and hes organizin and fratnizin and circumcizin them bad laws that got in this little city called Castro. He's fightin for these french guysziz rights to do that kiss thing they do in them Euro-peein cities were the guys kiss other guys. Now I had to get up periodically throughout on account of cooter an jebidiah fightin in the barnyard so I may have missed some key plot points, but from what I did see this movie fuckin kicked ass! I talked to the funny guy who owns the muvie store down on front street and he was kinda suprised that I liked it. He said that if I liked milk I might try out this here movie called "Brokeback Mountain," and said I might like that one two! He also gave me his phone number and said that if I liked what I saw to give him a call! Man, thats what I'm talkin bout man, just two strangers in the night thrown twogether by fate, enjoying films and livin up them good times! It's times like these that just wanna make me up and join the freestate project! Thank you Milk, Im a better libertarian now!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Icculi on March 19, 2009, 09:52:41 AM
Last movie I watched was, indeed, Land of the Dead.

I've been on a zombie kick lately. Besides the Romero movies, what's really good?

You see 28 days/weeks later?  I enjoyed both.  The Resident Evil movies are ok...  On a lighter note, Shaun of the Dead was hilariously awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on March 19, 2009, 06:59:03 PM
Last movie I watched was, indeed, Land of the Dead.

I've been on a zombie kick lately. Besides the Romero movies, what's really good?

You see 28 days/weeks later?  I enjoyed both.  The Resident Evil movies are ok...  On a lighter note, Shaun of the Dead was hilariously awesome.


I've seen 28 Days Later but not 28 Weeks Later. I saw the first RE movie. Not sure if I want to see the third one, but the second one has Nemesis in it? Or so I heard.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 19, 2009, 11:18:24 PM
Just watched My Name Is Bruce
[youtube=425,350]QZLv3Z7L5lY[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 20, 2009, 04:02:03 AM
Hellraiser.  I'm going to watch all of them, 1 - 5.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 20, 2009, 03:18:01 PM
I thought they both were great.. I guess "No Country" was more of a character driven story and "Blood" was more plot driven. But on those different fronts they were both very good.

In "Blood", I loved the "If I have a milkshake and you have a milkshake" speech!

I disagree to some extent.  Blood was both character and plot driven.  Watching Daniel slowly destroy his life and alienate all those around him was, to me, something akin to Charles Foster Kane's self-inflicted isolation.  There Will Be Blood is on par with some of the greatest movies of all time.

As far as the milkshake speech goes: (Spoiler alert, movies ending)

[youtube=425,350] B35rYEkYgvs[/youtube]

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on March 20, 2009, 06:07:39 PM
I thought they both were great.. I guess "No Country" was more of a character driven story and "Blood" was more plot driven. But on those different fronts they were both very good.

In "Blood", I loved the "If I have a milkshake and you have a milkshake" speech!

I disagree to some extent.  Blood was both character and plot driven.  Watching Daniel slowly destroy his life and alienate all those around him was, to me, something akin to Charles Foster Kane's self-inflicted isolation.  There Will Be Blood is on par with some of the greatest movies of all time.

That's a great speech.. This is from imdb.com:

The fictional character of Daniel Plainview bears some resemblance to a real, early 20th-century California oil tycoon named Edward L. Doheny. Both were from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; both were employed by Geological Survey and worked in Kansas; both tried a hand at mining before going into the oil business; and both worked with a fellow prospector named "H. B. Ailman." As for other Plainview-Doheny connections, the bowling alley scene in ‘There Will Be Blood’ was filmed at Greystone Manor, a California estate Doheny built as a present for his only son. Also interestingly, the infamous "milkshake speech" Plainview gives is based upon transcripts of congressional hearings concerning the Teapot Dome Scandal, in which the very same Edward L. Doheny had been accused of bribing a political official.


Several characters seen or mentioned in ‘There Will Be Blood’ seem to have been based on real life historical figures. Though his name is never spoken during the film, Plainview's business partner and H. W.'s biological father, H. B. Ailman, shares the name of a real life prospector and oilman who was active during the turn of the century and associates with oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny, of whom Daniel Plainview seems to have been partly based. The two Standard Oil representatives "H. M. Tilford" and "J. J. Carter" who meet with Plainview are based on real-life oilmen: Henry Morgan Tilford was once vice-president of the Standard Oil Company during the turn of the century, while John Joyce Carter's Carter Oil Company was incorporated and subsidized by Standard Oil (New Jersey) in the 1890s. At one point in the film, the name "A. C. Maude" is stated as a property holder in Little Boston; the real life A. C. Maude was a prominent community member of Bakersfield, California during the late 1800s; Bakersfield is located in Kern County, where over 80% of California's oil wells are found. The name "Redlick" is also stated as a nearby Little Boston property holder; Joseph Redlick was also a prominent community member of Bakersfield during the early 1900s.


Also:

While on location in Marfa, Texas, No Country for Old Men (2007) was the neighboring film production. One day, director Paul Thomas Anderson and his crew tested the pyrotechnical effects of the oil derrick fire, causing an enormous billowing of smoke, intruding the shot that Joel Coen and Ethan Coen were shooting. This caused them to put off filming until the next day when the smoke dissipated from view. Both this film and No Country for Old Men (2007) would eventually become the leading contenders at the Academy Awards a year and a half later.


There's more here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469494/trivia
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on March 20, 2009, 07:59:29 PM
Saw Taken last night. I could feel my heart pounding through most of the movie. Actually POUNDING. I can't remember having that happen in a movie before. I think it is because, aside from the action, they really play on the emotions of a dad who is frantic to save his child.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on March 26, 2009, 07:35:23 PM
Watching Religulous now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 26, 2009, 08:04:06 PM
Watching Religulous now.

Good movie.

I just watched Reservoir Dogs, saw the Knowing a few days ago.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on March 26, 2009, 11:04:04 PM
Quote
Hellraiser.  I'm going to watch all of them, 1 - 5.

actually there's eight. But dont bother with Hellworld or Deader. You'll actually get stupider watching them.

Last flick I saw was Ghost World. The First part of the film was a bit annoying, but once Steve Buscemi got in there, it was alright.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: fatcat on March 26, 2009, 11:31:40 PM
I thought they both were great.. I guess "No Country" was more of a character driven story and "Blood" was more plot driven. But on those different fronts they were both very good.

In "Blood", I loved the "If I have a milkshake and you have a milkshake" speech!

I disagree to some extent.  Blood was both character and plot driven.  Watching Daniel slowly destroy his life and alienate all those around him was, to me, something akin to Charles Foster Kane's self-inflicted isolation.  There Will Be Blood is on par with some of the greatest movies of all time.

2nded.

In fact, I think There will be blood is a much more character driven film than plot driven.

From the starting scenes of gold prospecting alone in the desert, to prospering in calafornian oilfields, the actual events of the film seem to me to be a vehicle for the development of the character.

I think it taps into a very important aspect of humanity, of the duality of greed and purpose in life.

At one point Daniel Plainview is made an offer by Standard Oil for his wells, to which his response is "What would I do with myself?"

The latter scenes of him isolated in his huge mansion seem to show the culmination of this. He has all the wealth and success he wanted, but without further purpose in life, he is unable to enjoy it.

Its a shame so many people have seen this as some simple morality tale about greed being destructive, even equating the character of Daniel Plainview to satan, when it is a much more complex exploration of human experience, and in some parts even a celebration of greed and competitive spirit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 26, 2009, 11:49:47 PM
Fortress~!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on March 27, 2009, 07:40:03 AM
Watched Nanotopia online...It is kind of a movie right?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3343569015207468959 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3343569015207468959)

It was so intriguing to me...how the fuck does one become a nanotechnologist? I mean besides all of that college bullshit?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on March 28, 2009, 05:05:41 PM
Watchmen:  The IMAX Experience.

Also, I Love You, Man.  Which, by the way, was absolutely hilarious.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on March 28, 2009, 05:20:18 PM
Last House on the Left (2009)

This was one of the better horror movie remakes that I've seen.  THey got rid of the two bumbling cops from the original, and made a tighter film.  The motivation of the parents was different, but still a good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 28, 2009, 05:39:50 PM
Speed Racer. Kids talked me into it, less than an hour ago.

That's right. It's still on. I just chose to be someplace else.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on March 28, 2009, 09:34:00 PM
Lesbian Vampire Hunters.

It was meh.

That's surprising to hear. I mean, Lesbian Vampire Hunters? How can you mess that up?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on March 28, 2009, 09:42:18 PM
Monty Python - The Meaning of Life
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on March 28, 2009, 11:46:29 PM
Lesbian Vampire Hunters.

It was meh.

That's surprising to hear. I mean, Lesbian Vampire Hunters? How can you mess that up?

ROFLMAO
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on March 28, 2009, 11:52:49 PM
Teenage Catgirls in Heat.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 29, 2009, 12:48:51 AM
Monty Python - The Meaning of Life

Have you seen the Life of Bryan? Penn and Teller say it is more accurate about the time Jesus lived than The Passion of the Christ.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on March 29, 2009, 12:52:42 AM
Monty Python - The Meaning of Life

Have you seen the Life of Bryan? Penn and Teller say it is more accurate about the time Jesus lived than The Passion of the Christ.

LOL my wife asked me the same question.  I saw it a long time ago, but now I guess we have to go pick it up.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on March 29, 2009, 01:03:49 AM
Not sure if it counts as a movie, but Guys and Dolls. It's a documentary about RealDolls and the pathetic bastards who love them.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 29, 2009, 11:07:39 AM
Not sure if it counts as a movie, but Guys and Dolls. It's a documentary about RealDolls and the pathetic bastards who love them.

I prefer the version with gamblers singing and dancing. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on March 29, 2009, 11:20:59 AM
My Little Chickadee, Netflixed. Not Mae West's best, or W. C. Fields'.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on March 31, 2009, 12:54:48 PM
Monsters vs. Aliens.

Mediocre movie, but based on monsters I've loved since I was a kid.

They have spoofs of:

The Fly
The Blob
The Creature (From the Black Lagoon)
The Fifty Foot Woman
Mothra

Also, I gotta tell you about the RealD 3d process - It works great. Uses polarized glass so you can view the offset image on a special screen. No anaglyphic red/blue crap. It's actually not a new process, but it's nice to see a comeback. They really push the idea of recycling the glasses in a bin after the movie, so they can be cleaned and reused to save money.

I, of course, reached into the recycle bin and grabbed a scad of them.

Anyway, the process works pretty much perfectly. Mel has never been able to see a 3d movie in 3d before now, so she was tickled.

EDIT: Oh! A pic of the loot -

(http://www.shackpics.com/download.x?file=IMG_4896JPG_qrell6exfn6czmx893t8.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 31, 2009, 06:35:24 PM
I always lose any 3D glasses I own, howd you manage to take off with those without being stopped?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on March 31, 2009, 06:57:14 PM
I always lose any 3D glasses I own, howd you manage to take off with those without being stopped?

There was a recycle bin at the exit door of the theater. I reached into it and grabbed two handfuls. The usher looked at me and I said, "Hey, I'm taking a bunch of these, that okay?" and she said "Sure"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on April 01, 2009, 01:27:09 AM
Severance
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464196/

..it's over yonder at the Netflixes.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on April 01, 2009, 05:39:31 PM
Watching "Cemetary Man" right now.....Boyfriend said it was good.  I'm seriously questioning Boyfriend's taste.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Ecolitan on April 01, 2009, 07:08:18 PM
The Great Dictator
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on April 01, 2009, 08:48:50 PM
electric mist, or some shit
w/ tommy lee jones & john goodman
sucked cock
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on April 01, 2009, 09:44:29 PM
Watching "Cemetary Man" right now.....Boyfriend said it was good.  I'm seriously questioning Boyfriend's taste.

I wouldn't call it "Good". Maybe entertaining though. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on April 01, 2009, 10:18:30 PM
Dr. Horible's Sing-A-Long Blog (http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog)... if that counts
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on April 01, 2009, 10:20:42 PM
Dr. Horible's Sing-A-Long Blog (http://www.hulu.com/watch/28343/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog)... if that counts

it damn well better, Nathan Fillon is so fine in that...

>_>

<_<

fine acting, I mean!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on April 01, 2009, 10:24:31 PM
fine acting, I mean!

Singing too... though NPH really surprised me with his voice.  It was outstanding.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on April 02, 2009, 12:11:30 AM
Also I just saw Dr. Horrible again, with my mom; she liked it very much.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on April 02, 2009, 11:06:03 AM
Also I just saw Dr. Horrible again, with my mom; she liked it very much.

I watched it once by myself, once with a friend (who loved it), and once with a girlfriend who didn't think too highly of it.  She has no sense of humour.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on April 02, 2009, 12:05:31 PM
Kind of a movie - I watched the 2 hour opener for HBO's new series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency last night.
Liked it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on April 02, 2009, 12:09:37 PM
Troll (Not bad, stands up to the test of time.)

Troll 2 (Never seen before, just about the worst movie I've ever seen, including Manos and The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies.)

UHF - Always fun.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on April 02, 2009, 12:19:47 PM
After watching Cemetery Man I asked Boyfriend if there was ever a horror movie, or pseudo-horror movie, in which people acted intelligently.  He said no, because intelligent people would always get the fuck away from whatever the scary thing was and then there would be no movie. 

True?  Or is there a horror movie out there in which people don't idiotically put themselves directly in harm's way, over and over again?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on April 02, 2009, 12:22:34 PM
True?  Or is there a horror movie out there in which people don't idiotically put themselves directly in harm's way, over and over again?

Well, Evil dead 2 had a fantastic scene early on where the shit hits the fan, and Ash looks up, they cut to his car, and then smash cut to him driving madly away from the evil cabin. Was hilarious.

Of course, it didn't work out...

Then again, Evil Dead 2 is a crowning achievement of awesome in dozens of ways, and one of the best, funniest, most horrifying horror movies ever.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on April 02, 2009, 01:10:55 PM
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

So so so so so good but incredibly creepy  :shock:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on April 02, 2009, 05:34:53 PM
True?  Or is there a horror movie out there in which people don't idiotically put themselves directly in harm's way, over and over again?

Well, Evil dead 2 had a fantastic scene early on where the shit hits the fan, and Ash looks up, they cut to his car, and then smash cut to him driving madly away from the evil cabin. Was hilarious.

Of course, it didn't work out...

Then again, Evil Dead 2 is a crowning achievement of awesome in dozens of ways, and one of the best, funniest, most horrifying horror movies ever.

Oh man, I've seen that.....but it was many, many years ago.  The one where he cuts his girlfriend's head off, and then later his own hand?   I think we have it on DVD; will have to check. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Icculi on April 02, 2009, 05:35:58 PM
After watching Cemetery Man I asked Boyfriend if there was ever a horror movie, or pseudo-horror movie, in which people acted intelligently.  He said no, because intelligent people would always get the fuck away from whatever the scary thing was and then there would be no movie. 

True?  Or is there a horror movie out there in which people don't idiotically put themselves directly in harm's way, over and over again?


Last House on the Left was probably the most disturbing movie I've ever seen.  I'm speaking of the original, haven't seen the remake yet.  Not your typical horror flick - no masked slashers or supernatural bullshit.  Just raw human depravity at its worst.


I've been watching The Legend of the Seeker series on Hulu.  It's really not that great, but I'm a sucker for fantasy epics however cliched they may be.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on April 02, 2009, 07:03:01 PM
Also I just saw Dr. Horrible again, with my mom; she liked it very much.

I watched it once by myself, once with a friend (who loved it), and once with a girlfriend who didn't think too highly of it.  She has no sense of humour.

Just watched it now, with you guys hyping it up.
I thought it was great and quite funny.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on April 02, 2009, 11:08:07 PM
True?  Or is there a horror movie out there in which people don't idiotically put themselves directly in harm's way, over and over again?

Well, Evil dead 2 had a fantastic scene early on where the shit hits the fan, and Ash looks up, they cut to his car, and then smash cut to him driving madly away from the evil cabin. Was hilarious.

Of course, it didn't work out...

Then again, Evil Dead 2 is a crowning achievement of awesome in dozens of ways, and one of the best, funniest, most horrifying horror movies ever.


Oh man, I've seen that.....but it was many, many years ago.  The one where he cuts his girlfriend's head off, and then later his own hand?   I think we have it on DVD; will have to check. 

One of the best scenes from any movie ever:

[youtube=425,350]Qr4PcOQYFAw[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on April 03, 2009, 02:58:54 PM
Then again, Evil Dead 2 is a crowning achievement of awesome in dozens of ways, and one of the best, funniest, most horrifying horror movies ever.

I just watched it paying attention to it for the whole movie the entire time for the first time. That creepy deer head on the wall is gonna give me nightmares.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on April 04, 2009, 12:19:03 AM
Also I just saw Dr. Horrible again, with my mom; she liked it very much.

I watched it once by myself, once with a friend (who loved it), and once with a girlfriend who didn't think too highly of it.  She has no sense of humour.

Just watched it now, with you guys hyping it up.
I thought it was great and quite funny.

Okay, you guys caught my curiosity......I'm looking forward to watching it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on April 04, 2009, 12:30:31 AM
Im watching The Running Man. This movie was brilliantly stupid.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on April 04, 2009, 12:37:24 AM
I just watched it paying attention to it for the whole movie the entire time for the first time. That creepy deer head on the wall is gonna give me nightmares.

There are so many jokes hidden away in that movie that it's not even funny.

Ever catch Curly going "Whoop whoop whoop!" during the scary sounds scene?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on April 04, 2009, 01:49:12 AM
The Thirteenth Floor
based on the book, Simulcron 3
I lost track of the characters the first time so this time I got more out of it.
I didn't hear about this movie when it was new -- just found it browsing one night. I consider it a sleeper.
Now I wanna read the book.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: atomiccat on April 04, 2009, 01:59:49 AM
I r Watch slum dog millionaire
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on April 04, 2009, 03:23:09 AM
Just saw "saved"... Haha so funny and sad because i know people like that...and im pretty drunk at the moment.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on April 04, 2009, 11:53:25 AM
Ever catch Curly going "Whoop whoop whoop!" during the scary sounds scene?

Nope, but I wouldn't doubt it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on April 04, 2009, 03:47:24 PM
Poultrygeist.

AHAHAHHAHAHAAA
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on April 04, 2009, 04:19:27 PM

Last watched was The Happening. 


Awful. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on April 04, 2009, 06:35:07 PM
The Brothers Solomon
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0784972/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0784972/)
I'm not going to lie to you - it was a bad movie. Painfully so.
But I watched it anyway, and laughed.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on April 04, 2009, 11:20:17 PM
Dune
Every time I watch it I pick up on more historical parallels. Let the spice flow!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on April 04, 2009, 11:47:01 PM
The House that Dripped Blood
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on April 05, 2009, 12:05:48 AM
Poultrygeist.

AHAHAHHAHAHAAA

God help me, that movie's coming in the mail. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on April 05, 2009, 12:42:17 AM
Poultrygeist.

AHAHAHHAHAHAAA

God help me, that movie's coming in the mail. 

Ha.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jeffersonish on April 05, 2009, 09:26:57 PM
Dune
Every time I watch it I pick up on more historical parallels. Let the spice flow!

Holds up amazingly well in HD although there are a couple of minor spots where the special effects look cheesy, but given when it was made, I expected that.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on April 05, 2009, 09:35:11 PM
Born in East LA
[youtube=425,350]DendKIx01zc[/youtube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DendKIx01zc
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MacFall on April 05, 2009, 11:12:57 PM
Walking With Lions.

The whole time I was yelling at the screen, "ALL THIS COULD BE AVOIDED IF THE FARMING OF THESE ANIMALS WERE LEGAL!"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on April 05, 2009, 11:13:28 PM
The Omen IV
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on April 06, 2009, 05:32:48 PM
I'm watching Reality Bites right now.  I really liked that movie in high school.....and now it makes me want to slap every person in it. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: patrickj on April 07, 2009, 10:59:13 AM
Sex Drive.

Kind of like a better, and more awkward version of Superbad.

But still sucked. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on April 08, 2009, 10:39:03 AM
I watched Slumdog Millionaire and The day the Earth stood still last night.

Both were really good and held my attention.

Slumdog was better than expected actually.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on April 08, 2009, 04:20:33 PM
I just saw Monsters vs Aliens, and now I'm poor!!!

Normally the tickets are 7€uros, but on Wednesdays they are 5.70€, but for 3D, I found out that there's a 2.50 € surcharge for 3D!!

So for me and my two kids

3 x 5.70€ ticket
3 x 2.50€ 3D surcharge
10€ popcorn and drinks
4.25€ parking
38.85 €uros!!!

1€uro = 1.3287 U.S. dollars so the evening for me and my three kids cost me approx $51.62 U.S. dollars!!!!

That's why I pirate movies!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on April 08, 2009, 04:30:04 PM
You bought popcorn=dumb.
You paid for parking. WTF?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on April 08, 2009, 04:33:59 PM
Ghost in a Teeny Bikini
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: conrad from spain on April 08, 2009, 04:49:43 PM
You bought popcorn=dumb.
You paid for parking. WTF?

I don't like popcorn, but for the kids.. a movie without popcorn is a bum deal.

As for parking... I live in a big city, and not all the movie theaters had the 3D option. All the theaters that did are in crowded neighborhoods and there is no free parking.. I could have taken the subway, but with the kids it's rough and it was raining and I would have had to walk a ways in the rain so I took the car and had to pay for parking.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Last Of The Free on April 11, 2009, 03:22:48 AM
monsters vs. aliens... okay at best. but, the 3d was really cool - (and it painted government in a light of delicious bufoonery)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Last Of The Free on April 11, 2009, 03:24:25 AM
oh, and Watchmen which i really liked.  stayed with me.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on April 11, 2009, 09:00:26 AM
You bought popcorn=dumb.
You paid for parking. WTF?

I go to a movie maybe twice a year, mainly for the popcorn. But, at least the parking here is free.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on April 11, 2009, 06:28:03 PM
Semi Pro and Talladega nights...  Semi Pro was much better.  Ricky Bobby just wasn't that funny.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on April 11, 2009, 06:30:31 PM
I'm watching Reality Bites right now.  I really liked that movie in high school.....and now it makes me want to slap every person in it. 

I saw that one a few days ago, and I was thinking the same thing.

You want to get even more pissed off, watch pretty in Pink.  I just wanted to pimp slap that duckie guy.  Talk about a man with no balls.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on April 11, 2009, 07:19:35 PM
Clerks I & II
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: atomiccat on April 12, 2009, 03:07:03 AM
The watchmen... Awesome movie
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on April 13, 2009, 11:03:35 PM
W.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on April 16, 2009, 12:10:34 PM
I netflixed "The Weather Underground"

It was really interesting...


A sobering documentary about a group of 1960s "committed freedom fighters" known as The Weather Underground. A radical offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society, the Weathermen didn't just march or sit in; they rioted and bombed -- not to change the American political scene but rather to destroy it. The organization was part of a global trend of revolution that sprang from the belief that not acting against violence is violence.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on April 16, 2009, 09:52:28 PM
Watched Milk a couple nights ago. I didn't expect to like it, but it was well made and had the era down well. Penn was actually good, playing a sympathetic character for a change.

The movie provided a good lesson on how to bring about real change in the political system.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andy on April 18, 2009, 07:29:03 PM
Serenity. Again.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on April 18, 2009, 07:37:53 PM
V for Vendetta again, last night.  It didn't piss me off as much as last time, because I knew what to expect and could appreciate the rest. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: NHArticleTen on April 18, 2009, 07:39:25 PM
V for Vendetta again, last night.  It didn't piss me off as much as last time, because I knew what to expect and could appreciate the next. 

sweet

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on April 19, 2009, 04:02:22 AM
Babylon AD
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on April 19, 2009, 08:28:09 PM
Babylon AD

How was that?  I've been considering seeing it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on April 21, 2009, 02:50:26 PM
W.

What did you think of W.?

I thought it was hilarious...and sad.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on April 21, 2009, 07:47:32 PM
W.

What did you think of W.?

I thought it was hilarious...and sad.

I expected to laugh more honestly.  I expected more of a joke atmosphere.  All the scenes with Cheney I thought were funny, simply because I think Cheney is funny.  Reminds me of the penguin.

The whole thing is kinda sad...the fact that people actually supported and voted for that numbnuts makes baby Barack Obama cry.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Last Of The Free on April 22, 2009, 05:35:10 PM
Watched "The Fallen Idol" last night which Ebert said was one of the greatest movies ever. it's about a boy and his butler Baines. I swear the whole movie the kid was saying "Baines".... "Baines" ... "Where's Baines?".... "Can I go Baines?"  ... "is that you Baines?"   at one point i screamed at the TV "Nobody gives a fuck about Baines!"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on April 22, 2009, 05:46:12 PM
Sunshine Cleaning-- my mom wanted to go.  Cute movie, somewhat dumb characters, but enjoyable to watch.  Also made me evaluate whether I could be a crime scene cleaner....I think I could.  Just so long as it didn't involve cleaning out one of those horrendous packrat houses. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on April 22, 2009, 06:54:31 PM
The Postman.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mark_mnc1 on April 22, 2009, 08:13:16 PM
The Good Shepherd and it fucking sucked.

Mark
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Skooma on April 22, 2009, 09:03:14 PM
The Graduate. It was kind of boring, but the last scene was lulzy.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on April 25, 2009, 02:39:41 AM
Sleeper

This one is a must watch.  Hilarious!  One of the best Woody Allen movies I've ever seen.  It's about waking up 200 years in the future in an extremely statist society.  It's also funny.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on April 27, 2009, 02:11:36 PM
Soloist.

It was good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on April 27, 2009, 05:56:30 PM
The talented Mr. Ripley.   brought me down.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on April 27, 2009, 06:59:58 PM
Traitor
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on April 27, 2009, 08:14:55 PM
Soloist.

It was good.

I've ben wanting to see this ever since I saw the preview during The Dark Knight.  Is it worth the money to go see, or should I wait til the DVD release.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on April 27, 2009, 08:32:01 PM
Soloist.

It was good.

I've ben wanting to see this ever since I saw the preview during The Dark Knight.  Is it worth the money to go see, or should I wait til the DVD release.

Well for starters, it is no Dark Knight, and as such, does not NEED to be seen on a huge screen with mega surround sound.

The film focuses on the characters and does not put a large emphasis on the music or on a plot. So don't go into it thinking you are going to hear a lot of classical pieces.

My wife and I did not make a special point to go see this movie, we basically picked it because it looked decent from previews and it started 5 min after we walked up to the ticket booth. We were pleasantly surprised at how good it was.

If you only want to spend money to see Great movies in theaters, I would say skip this one, it is not Great. If you are OK spending money to see good movies in theaters, I would give this one a try, it is good and was worth the money, for me.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on April 27, 2009, 09:01:52 PM
Soloist.

It was good.

I've ben wanting to see this ever since I saw the preview during The Dark Knight.  Is it worth the money to go see, or should I wait til the DVD release.

Well for starters, it is no Dark Knight, and as such, does not NEED to be seen on a huge screen with mega surround sound.

The film focuses on the characters and does not put a large emphasis on the music or on a plot. So don't go into it thinking you are going to hear a lot of classical pieces.

My wife and I did not make a special point to go see this movie, we basically picked it because it looked decent from previews and it started 5 min after we walked up to the ticket booth. We were pleasantly surprised at how good it was.

If you only want to spend money to see Great movies in theaters, I would say skip this one, it is not Great. If you are OK spending money to see good movies in theaters, I would give this one a try, it is good and was worth the money, for me.

In that case, I will see it on a cheap day.  Often times though character driven movies can be some of the best.  See:  Citizen Kane.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on April 27, 2009, 09:06:44 PM
the quantum of fucking boredom...
worst bond movie, evaaaahh.
sorry, that might be ANY roger-fucking-moore-bond movie (save live & let die...can't deny the speedboat chase scenes)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on April 27, 2009, 09:41:56 PM
In that case, I will see it on a cheap day.  Often times though character driven movies can be some of the best.  See:  Citizen Kane.

Of course, Citizen Kane had only ten fewer special effects shots than Star Wars: A New Hope.

It was also a ridiculously expensive first film from an untested director and had a huge budget.

It was also a total flop, in theaters.

Funny how perspectives change over time.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on April 27, 2009, 10:00:22 PM
Out on a Limb

Very long.  Has hippy spiritual stuff and UFO stuff in it...Not surprising since it's a Shirley MacLaine movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on April 27, 2009, 10:41:01 PM
Funny how perspectives change over time.

Yeah, I always like going back and looking at who won the academy awards the same year as a film I enjoyed.  At the 14th annual academy awards it went to How Green Was My Valley and not Citizen Kane or The Maltese Falcon (Two of the greatest films created IMO).  That seems to always happen though.  You can't trust academics to make the right decisions because they wont be the right decisions for you.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 08, 2009, 02:07:58 AM
They Live  8)

"I am here to chew bubblegum and kick ass"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on May 08, 2009, 03:38:03 AM
Star Trek. The New Movie.

The plot? Meh. The whole time travelling thing is fucking worn out already.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on May 08, 2009, 03:39:05 AM
The Passion of Ayn Rand
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: pete1061 on May 08, 2009, 05:13:15 AM
I just saw the new Star Trek tonight.

I agree joe.... meh.... the time travel thing IS worn out.
It's a sign of lazy writing, sci-fi 'duct tape'

The movie had lots of fancy special effects, but I found it disappointing to the star trek tradition.
It's just not the same without Gene Roddenberry.

The shameless plug for 'Nokia' was an insult.

Also the cinematography was terrible, the camera was all over the place, never stood still. I felt kinda dizzy afterwards.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on May 08, 2009, 08:15:03 AM
American Gangster, with an excellent performance by Washington.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on May 08, 2009, 09:01:54 AM
I just saw the new Star Trek tonight.

I agree joe.... meh.... the time travel thing IS worn out.
It's a sign of lazy writing, sci-fi 'duct tape'

The movie had lots of fancy special effects, but I found it disappointing to the star trek tradition.
It's just not the same without Gene Roddenberry.

The shameless plug for 'Nokia' was an insult.

Also the cinematography was terrible, the camera was all over the place, never stood still. I felt kinda dizzy afterwards.

I'm seeing it tonight.  I agree with you about time travel.  It can be well done, but most of the time it's a crutch and ruins the plot :(
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on May 08, 2009, 03:37:30 PM
Star Trek. The New Movie.

The plot? Meh. The whole time travelling thing is fucking worn out already.

That's what made the movie good.  Creating the new timeline was the best thing about it.  Hell, I think that it is one of the few time travel stories where they actually DON'T run around actually trying to correct the timeline, or have to go back in time to stop an event  I think that that is one of the reasons why time travel thing is overdone.  They didn't try it here.  They actually left to modified timeline where it was.  So everything can be new now.

There were a few things that I didn't like about it, but it was a very fun movie.  There was even a reference to admiral archer and his beagle.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on May 09, 2009, 12:05:59 AM
Yeah, they really needed the time travel thing to explain all the stuff that goes on in this movie which makes no sense given the context of the original Star Trek.  That said, I thought it was pretty well done.  They didn't overdo the whole time travel thing like Lost and Heroes.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on May 09, 2009, 12:10:28 AM
Star Trek. The New Movie.

The plot? Meh. The whole time travelling thing is fucking worn out already.

That's what made the movie good.  Creating the new timeline was the best thing about it.  Hell, I think that it is one of the few time travel stories where they actually DON'T run around actually trying to correct the timeline, or have to go back in time to stop an event  I think that that is one of the reasons why time travel thing is overdone.  They didn't try it here.  They actually left to modified timeline where it was.  So everything can be new now.

There were a few things that I didn't like about it, but it was a very fun movie.  There was even a reference to admiral archer and his beagle.

Yeah, well, there better be a fucking sequel for this new timeline shit or I'm gonna be motherfucking pisser than a hive of africanized honeybees that got farted on by a bear.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on May 09, 2009, 12:24:09 AM
Rockford Files
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on May 09, 2009, 02:24:30 AM
Fargo
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on May 09, 2009, 09:11:02 PM
They Live  8)

"I am here to chew bubblegum and kick ass"

And Im all out of bubblegum
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Zat on May 09, 2009, 10:10:37 PM
Mad Max : Beyond Thunderdome

With Netflix 'Watch Instantly'.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on May 10, 2009, 08:32:16 AM
Star Trek. The New Movie.

The plot? Meh. The whole time travelling thing is fucking worn out already.

That's what made the movie good.  Creating the new timeline was the best thing about it.  Hell, I think that it is one of the few time travel stories where they actually DON'T run around actually trying to correct the timeline, or have to go back in time to stop an event  I think that that is one of the reasons why time travel thing is overdone.  They didn't try it here.  They actually left to modified timeline where it was.  So everything can be new now.

There were a few things that I didn't like about it, but it was a very fun movie.  There was even a reference to admiral archer and his beagle.

Yeah, well, there better be a fucking sequel for this new timeline shit or I'm gonna be motherfucking pisser than a hive of africanized honeybees that got farted on by a bear.

Well, the sequel was announced a few weeks ago, and the numbers are starting to look good.  LOL It's the first movie I have cared about the numbers it has made.  So far, it is close to $50 million with today's numbers to go.  I just hope that they don't go and re-do the menagerie or the cage, even though pike was in a wheel chair.  I would love to see what they would do with the klingons, hell, since they already screwed with the timeline, I think it would not even be impossible to bring the borg.  Now that would be interesting.  Kirk Vs the Borg...  hmmm?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 10, 2009, 08:34:50 AM
The Princess Bride
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Richard Garner on May 10, 2009, 10:09:17 AM
Star Trek

That was the last movie I went to the cinema to see. In turms of last films, period: Red Dawn was on TV last night.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on May 11, 2009, 05:35:27 PM
Nanny Diaries

Matrix 2 and 3. again. I might actually get the point, now.......but then again.....
It was really illogical of the machines to spare Zion from destruction.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MacFall on May 11, 2009, 09:58:46 PM
Star Trek

Same here. It ruled.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on May 11, 2009, 10:00:46 PM
Ladyhawke, believe it or not.  Boyfriend popped it in, and I heard that ridiculous 80's synthesizer music and the sound of Matthew Broderick's voice and came downstairs. 

I still love that movie. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Chronicles on May 11, 2009, 10:03:55 PM
I watched the Descent today with my husband, because I refused to watch it at night. It was a rather good movie, but a downer for sure. Had to watch an episode of Top Gear to counteract.

I saw Star Trek this last week, and loved the reboot. Some parts were a little cheesy (Kirk's allergic reaction, coincidentally finding Old Spock on the frozen planet), but it wouldn't be Star Trek without some cheese. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on May 11, 2009, 10:54:42 PM
I watched the Descent today with my husband, because I refused to watch it at night. It was a rather good movie, but a downer for sure. Had to watch an episode of Top Gear to counteract.

I saw Star Trek this last week, and loved the reboot. Some parts were a little cheesy (Kirk's allergic reaction, coincidentally finding Old Spock on the frozen planet), but it wouldn't be Star Trek without some cheese. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

I'm pretty sure they cheesed it up a bit on purpose.  I could have done without it, but it was alright and was cheesy in ways that at least connected it with the Trek franchise.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: pete1061 on May 12, 2009, 01:06:55 AM
Star Treks plot was weak.
Yeah, the special effects we're cool. But that's not a difficult thing to do nowadays.
The acting was good.. The actors stayed true to the characters.

But the plot was just really, really weak.

But movies don't need a plot to make lots of money. Just fancy effects and lots of action.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Richard Garner on May 12, 2009, 12:49:03 PM
I watched the Descent today with my husband, because I refused to watch it at night. It was a rather good movie, but a downer for sure. Had to watch an episode of Top Gear to counteract.

The Descent is one of the best British horror movies for a long time. Along with the 28 Days/Weeks films.

Quote
I saw Star Trek this last week, and loved the reboot. Some parts were a little cheesy (Kirk's allergic reaction, coincidentally finding Old Spock on the frozen planet), but it wouldn't be Star Trek without some cheese. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

It was slightly coincidental, but explicable: Spock was abandoned there because it was within sight of Vulcan, and the Romulans wanted him to witness the destruction of Vulcan; meanwhile, Kirk mutineed just after they tried to prevent said destruction, so it would have to have been somewhere near where Spock was marooned. That said, they had a whole world in which to accidentally run into each other!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on May 12, 2009, 02:14:40 PM
Star Trek ...twice.  8)

Fucking Spock being all hot and shit...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on May 12, 2009, 02:21:30 PM


Last House On The Left.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Richard Garner on May 12, 2009, 02:42:54 PM


Last House On The Left.


Thats not out here yet, but its definitely on my "to watch" list
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on May 12, 2009, 05:01:14 PM


Last House On The Left.


Thats not out here yet, but its definitely on my "to watch" list

The original. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Richard Garner on May 13, 2009, 07:19:31 AM


Last House On The Left.


Thats not out here yet, but its definitely on my "to watch" list

Oh right. Well, thats OK too, especially considering that it was basically Wes Craven's film school final project!

The original. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on May 13, 2009, 10:14:42 AM
We went to see Star Trek Yesterday. While I recommend it as the best of the movie series, don't expect much in the way of plot or anything more than movie "science." (As in, it has plot holes you could fly a starship through, and apparently the laws of physics no longer function in the future.) But, it's entertaining, and my Trekkie wife loved it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on May 13, 2009, 08:27:45 PM
Mad Max - Return to Thunderdome
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Chronicles on May 14, 2009, 03:06:36 AM
I had an "Avatar: The Last Airbender" marathon with my kids today. A great series with a great storyline, even after seeing it multiple times.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 14, 2009, 08:05:09 AM
The Secret Agent
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on May 14, 2009, 12:46:41 PM
Traitor. It was different. I like that.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Richard Garner on May 14, 2009, 12:58:28 PM
Traitor. It was different. I like that.

I saw that, it was quite good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 14, 2009, 01:14:06 PM
Traitor. It was different. I like that.

I saw that, it was quite good.
Yeah I definitely enjoyed it.  I knew something was up with the main character from the beginning, but I still felt myself cursing him until I found out his secret.  I loved the ending though, that was ingenious.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dynamitejack on May 14, 2009, 02:21:38 PM
I just watched A Clockwork Orange for the first time, I liked it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on May 14, 2009, 03:11:12 PM
Diner. It was excellent. I have yet to see the new X-Men movie and the Star Trek one but I will.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on May 14, 2009, 11:00:37 PM
Star Trek - my wife and I both liked it.

GI Joe looks good. :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: garrettjreed on May 14, 2009, 11:32:34 PM
last night i saw star trek then wolverine wooohooo
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on May 15, 2009, 12:12:25 AM
Star Trek.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on May 15, 2009, 11:22:54 AM
last night i saw star trek then wolverine wooohooo

Sounds like the best night evar!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on May 15, 2009, 10:03:36 PM

Heartbreak Kid.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on May 15, 2009, 10:12:06 PM
debby does dallas
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 16, 2009, 07:15:19 AM
Stone of Destiny

It's about some Scottish college students in the '50's stealing the Stone of Scone from the English and the read to Scottish Independence.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on May 16, 2009, 10:40:29 AM
Stone of Destiny

It's about some Scottish college students in the '50's stealing the Stone of Scone from the English and the read to Scottish Independence.

A scone of stone? Sounds like some of the crappy pastries I've gotten from our local coffee bistro.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on May 16, 2009, 07:45:13 PM
Not a movie, but just got Penn and Teller Bullshit! Season 6 today, so I'm watching that.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: pete1061 on May 17, 2009, 01:27:16 AM
I watched Saw IV & saw V this afternoon...
Not really that bad, good 'ol blood & guts.

I also watched a DVD of "The Prisoner" TV show from the 60's
I know it's not a "movie" but a good show, strange, but good.

quote: "I am not a number, I am a free man!"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on May 17, 2009, 09:52:42 AM
"The Day the Earth Stood Still," remake. Not as bad as the critics said, not as good as the original. Keanu Reeves has a non-acting part.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on May 20, 2009, 09:51:17 PM

Taken.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on May 20, 2009, 09:54:41 PM

Taken.

And?  I heard it was really good.  Did you think so? 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Zat on May 20, 2009, 09:54:50 PM
Burn After Reading.

Loved it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on May 20, 2009, 10:26:16 PM

Taken.

And?  I heard it was really good.  Did you think so? 

Enjoyable.  Action, but not Segal stupid.  Gritty.  I think you'd like. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on May 21, 2009, 08:34:38 PM

Enjoyable.  Action, but not Segal stupid.  Gritty.  I think you'd like. 

just returned it.
pretty good.
i like liam neeson killing people.
it worked.
(you're right about segal...way too pretentious/arrogant...with that fucking rat-tail)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on May 26, 2009, 03:14:49 AM
Starship Troopers.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: bjabcdo2n on May 26, 2009, 10:21:25 AM
The last movie I watched was The Toxic Avenger

(http://www.shockya.com/interviews/lloyd_kaufman/toxic_avenger_movie_poster.jpg)

P.S. Hi guys, I'm new here!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on May 26, 2009, 08:19:30 PM
Night at the Museum (Smithsonian). Not as good as the first. But harmless family fun. Also saw "Burn After Reading" this weekend. That was weird, but I laughed a bunch. I like those Coen brothers.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 26, 2009, 09:37:20 PM
Naked Weapon and Battle Royale

Both terrible, but awesome at the same time.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on May 26, 2009, 10:52:12 PM
I don't wanna sound like a broken record on the moonshine thing, but..

(http://www.itemsofpotentialinterest.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/reynolds-whitelightning.jpg)

I hadn't seen this one before, but it's actually pretty OK. But I'm a sucker for anything early 70's & southern.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on May 26, 2009, 10:56:28 PM
I don't wanna sound like a broken record on the moonshine thing, but..

(http://www.itemsofpotentialinterest.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/reynolds-whitelightning.jpg)

I hadn't seen this one before, but it's actually pretty OK. But I'm a sucker for anything early 70's & southern.

Now if Burt Reynolds looked like that, people would think he was gay.

Hey, wait . . .
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: timmysoboy on May 26, 2009, 11:42:27 PM
Bolt.  First disney movie I've watched in years, and really wasn't that bad.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on May 27, 2009, 01:10:17 PM
Star Trek, better than expected.

Terminiator.. eh, I lost track of who the characters were since the casting is completely different than before. Well, except for a CGI Arnold.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Richard Garner on May 31, 2009, 12:55:19 PM
Bolt.  First disney movie I've watched in years, and really wasn't that bad.

I found it entertaining, especially Jack Black's hamster. Monsters Vs Aliens was better, though. (Great laugh out line that I got and nobody else seemed to: The Monsters had been locked up for fifty years to stop people panicking. Upon their release, one monsters says "it seems warmer. Has the world gotten warmer since we were locked up? 'Cuse that would be Convenient. A really convenient truth.")
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on May 31, 2009, 03:13:32 PM
Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, in the correct order. 

And No Country For Old Men. 


None of which I was wacky about.  They were okay, but somehow with all the rave reviews I expected more. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on June 01, 2009, 02:43:15 PM
Fred Clause. Way better than expected.

Talladega Nights. Way better than expected.

I'm learning the importance of having low expectations. It seems to make life more pleasant.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on June 01, 2009, 02:54:01 PM
I'm learning the importance of having low expectations. It seems to make life more pleasant.

Oh, that's true. It's easier to go through life expecting the worst so you're never dissapointed. And this way you're truly excited if something goes right.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: blackie on June 01, 2009, 10:27:58 PM
King of Kong is on G4 right now...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on June 01, 2009, 10:32:00 PM
A Fistful of Dollars.  Clint Eastwood rocks.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on June 01, 2009, 11:45:11 PM
Let's see...

Paul Blart: Mall Cop --  Loved it

The Dentist 2 -- hated it.

Friday the 13th part 3 -- One of the best in the series...  which isnt saying much

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on June 10, 2009, 07:34:37 AM
American Swing.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1058058/

Quote
Anyone who ventures into "American Swing" expecting to see a documentary on Benny Goodman is in for one hell of a rude awakening - and that's putting it mildly. For the "swing," in this case, actually refers to the "wife-swapping" phenomenon that swept through middle-class suburbia in the 1970s. And no figure did more to popularize that trend than Larry Levenson - the "King of Swing" as he came to be called - whose "live sex club," Plato's Retreat, located in Manhattan's Upper West Side, served as the epicenter for so much of the action.

Let it be stated right up front that this eye-opening documentary is not for the prudish or the easily offended, for its footage is graphic and its language raw, often akin in its look to crude 1970's porn. It takes us straight into the heart of a scene that became famous for its flagrant nudity, its unbridled group sex, and - if the eyewitness accounts are to be believed - its really bad food (apparently, the smorgasbord that kept bringing the people in was of quite a different kind!). Directed by Matthew Kaufman and Jon Hart, the film features interviews with many of the now-aging club regulars who happily regale us with tales of their personal escapades there. A number of celebrities who frequented the club, as well as certain reporters and broadcasters who covered the beat at the time are also interviewed.

"American Swing" is most interesting as a social document, showing how the "free love" ethos espoused by the hippies in the 1960's expanded into the mainstream a decade later. Suddenly, ordinary businessmen and housewives, truck drivers and longshoremen could partake in the life of the sexually liberated. In his own mind, Levenson sincerely believed that he was serving a salutary purpose with his club, providing couples who didn't want to be stuck in a monogamous relationship with a more honest alternative to "cheating."

It is not the intention of Kaufman and Hart to judge the people who took part in what Plato's Retreat had to offer, but neither is it their intention to shy away from some of the less savory consequences that eventually overtook many of them: principally, the diminution of romance, rampant drug abuse, and the spread of disease. In fact, it was the sudden appearance of AIDS in the early 1980s that brought the decade-long love-train to a screeching halt. That, along with Levenson's own troubles with the IRS (including time spent in prison for tax evasion) and possible dealings with the mob, is what eventually brought an end to the place - and to the era of licentiousness that helped to spawn it.

So, was Levenson a trailblazing sexual revolutionary who made it possible for otherwise ordinary middle-class people to live out their wildest fantasies? Or was he an emotionally stunted individual who cast away the mores of society in a bid to fulfill his own kinky desires and make a kingdom and a name for himself in the process? To their credit, Kaufman and Hart provide no easy answer to those questions, neither for the prigs in the audience nor for the libertines.

All same for the movie itself - for even though Levenson's life ends sadly, "American Swing" does not play out like the typical cautionary tale. For, in the end, we are left to reach our own conclusions as to whether Plato's Retreat was in reality a hedonistic paradise or merely a moral cesspool - or, indeed perhaps, a little of both.

The only thing you can really do is check out "American Swing" and make that determination for yourself.

Wow, anybody else see this?  Would anybody actually want to bring their girlfriend to a place like this?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on June 10, 2009, 11:12:57 AM
Wow, anybody else see this?  Would anybody actually want to bring their girlfriend to a place like this?

I'd watch it, but it says Ron Jeremy is in it.  I'd want some kind of prior guarantee that I don't have to see him naked. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on June 10, 2009, 02:04:09 PM
I'd watch it, but it says Ron Jeremy is in it.  I'd want some kind of prior guarantee that I don't have to see him naked. 

You speak for me in this matter.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Keels on June 10, 2009, 04:22:34 PM
American Swing.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1058058/

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Anyone who ventures into "American Swing" expecting to see a documentary on Benny Goodman is in for one hell of a rude awakening - and that's putting it mildly. For the "swing," in this case, actually refers to the "wife-swapping" phenomenon that swept through middle-class suburbia in the 1970s. And no figure did more to popularize that trend than Larry Levenson - the "King of Swing" as he came to be called - whose "live sex club," Plato's Retreat, located in Manhattan's Upper West Side, served as the epicenter for so much of the action.

Let it be stated right up front that this eye-opening documentary is not for the prudish or the easily offended, for its footage is graphic and its language raw, often akin in its look to crude 1970's porn. It takes us straight into the heart of a scene that became famous for its flagrant nudity, its unbridled group sex, and - if the eyewitness accounts are to be believed - its really bad food (apparently, the smorgasbord that kept bringing the people in was of quite a different kind!). Directed by Matthew Kaufman and Jon Hart, the film features interviews with many of the now-aging club regulars who happily regale us with tales of their personal escapades there. A number of celebrities who frequented the club, as well as certain reporters and broadcasters who covered the beat at the time are also interviewed.

"American Swing" is most interesting as a social document, showing how the "free love" ethos espoused by the hippies in the 1960's expanded into the mainstream a decade later. Suddenly, ordinary businessmen and housewives, truck drivers and longshoremen could partake in the life of the sexually liberated. In his own mind, Levenson sincerely believed that he was serving a salutary purpose with his club, providing couples who didn't want to be stuck in a monogamous relationship with a more honest alternative to "cheating."

It is not the intention of Kaufman and Hart to judge the people who took part in what Plato's Retreat had to offer, but neither is it their intention to shy away from some of the less savory consequences that eventually overtook many of them: principally, the diminution of romance, rampant drug abuse, and the spread of disease. In fact, it was the sudden appearance of AIDS in the early 1980s that brought the decade-long love-train to a screeching halt. That, along with Levenson's own troubles with the IRS (including time spent in prison for tax evasion) and possible dealings with the mob, is what eventually brought an end to the place - and to the era of licentiousness that helped to spawn it.

So, was Levenson a trailblazing sexual revolutionary who made it possible for otherwise ordinary middle-class people to live out their wildest fantasies? Or was he an emotionally stunted individual who cast away the mores of society in a bid to fulfill his own kinky desires and make a kingdom and a name for himself in the process? To their credit, Kaufman and Hart provide no easy answer to those questions, neither for the prigs in the audience nor for the libertines.

All same for the movie itself - for even though Levenson's life ends sadly, "American Swing" does not play out like the typical cautionary tale. For, in the end, we are left to reach our own conclusions as to whether Plato's Retreat was in reality a hedonistic paradise or merely a moral cesspool - or, indeed perhaps, a little of both.

The only thing you can really do is check out "American Swing" and make that determination for yourself.

Wow, anybody else see this?  Would anybody actually want to bring their girlfriend to a place like this?

I, as somebody's girlfriend would not mind being taken to this.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on June 10, 2009, 08:54:39 PM
A Fistful of Dollars.  Clint Eastwood rocks.
Never gets old.....
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on June 11, 2009, 01:54:50 AM
I'd watch it, but it says Ron Jeremy is in it.  I'd want some kind of prior guarantee that I don't have to see him naked. 

You speak for me in this matter.
Nah he's not naked, they only interview him for maybe 30 seconds.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on June 11, 2009, 02:22:02 AM
Gran Torino

+1
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: miamiballoonguy on June 12, 2009, 09:10:20 AM
it is a kick ass movie.

if only we had gotten to see the exchange student naked :sigh:

If I remember correctly, she did one of the amityville horror movies in that same era, and she was shown topless in that movie...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on June 12, 2009, 09:23:39 AM
"Sacrifice." I got it from Netflix because a friend of my daughter's stars in it. This 2007 flick is easily the worst movie I have ever seen, and rivals "Plan Nine" for being the worst film of all time. Every minute of it sucks, as does every aspect, from the acting to the directing to the "special" effects.

Plot? WHAT plot?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on June 12, 2009, 07:29:51 PM
Hunting Party, with Richard Gere. My wife stumbled across it (I think on showtime). Liked it. I really got into the fear of the wild ride with the characters.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rodeen on June 12, 2009, 07:32:39 PM
The Hangover

+ eleventy billlion
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on June 12, 2009, 11:31:03 PM
The Hangover

+ eleventy billlion

Ya, I'm looking fwd to pirating that. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on June 13, 2009, 12:18:42 AM
The Hangover

+ eleventy billlion

Excellent movie!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on June 13, 2009, 12:43:17 PM
Haven't watched any movies lately, been either watching seasons of Cheers or MASH.  I think the last movie was Airplane.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on June 16, 2009, 12:51:52 AM
Finally saw Star Trek yesterday. Really liked it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rodeen on June 16, 2009, 12:59:24 AM
Finally saw Star Trek yesterday. Really liked it.

You weren't blinded by the camera flares?     It took me 3  weeks to recover from that madness.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on June 18, 2009, 07:35:07 AM
Finally saw Star Trek yesterday. Really liked it.

You weren't blinded by the camera flares?     It took me 3  weeks to recover from that madness.

No. I went in there expecting camera flares and don't honestly remember seeing any. Maybe I was turning to look at me popcorn. :/
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on June 18, 2009, 08:21:49 AM
"Mongol." Good flick. Amazing that it was filmed on a budget of just $20 million. It looks like triple that (and if it had been done in Hollywood, would have been).

I guess it's the first of three films, and I look forward to the next one, which comes out next year.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on June 28, 2009, 11:57:57 AM
Hey--doesn't anyone watch movies in the summer?

Just finished "Changeling." I expected a chickie "I want my baby back" flick. Instead, it's a gritty case study (true story) of police corruption.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on June 28, 2009, 12:34:36 PM
Too busy with work, but I just woke up and now I'm watching the end of "A Few Dollars More." I think they're about to go into a Mexican Standoff, excellent!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on June 28, 2009, 07:11:32 PM
Yojimbo http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055630/

Haven't seen it in years. Wonderful.

Rival gangs, corrupt government officials, gambling and prostitution. Slice of life!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on June 28, 2009, 07:28:55 PM
Haven't watched any movies lately, been either watching seasons of Cheers or MASH.  I think the last movie was Airplane.


have you been living in a cave w/ japanese ww2 holdouts?
what the........
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on June 28, 2009, 07:31:07 PM
Too busy with work, but I just woke up and now I'm watching the end of "A Few Dollars More." I think they're about to go into a Mexican Standoff, excellent!



jesus christ, are you in the same cave as nannerpuss?
you niggas are jus gettin' round to shit thats been out 30+ years??
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on June 28, 2009, 11:49:04 PM
Haven't watched any movies lately, been either watching seasons of Cheers or MASH.  I think the last movie was Airplane.


have you been living in a cave w/ japanese ww2 holdouts?
what the........

Nope, just that the 200+ channels that I currently have don't have jackshit on, so I like to watch shows that were actually good rather than the reality shit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on June 29, 2009, 12:53:15 AM
Too busy with work, but I just woke up and now I'm watching the end of "A Few Dollars More." I think they're about to go into a Mexican Standoff, excellent!



jesus christ, are you in the same cave as nannerpuss?
you niggas are jus gettin' round to shit thats been out 30+ years??

I'm only 19, so its only natural that I havent seen every old movie.

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I like to watch shows that were actually good rather than the reality shit.

Same here. There is sooo much crap out there. I just ignore a lot of the cable channels and dont even give them a chance.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on June 29, 2009, 12:32:43 PM
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I like to watch shows that were actually good rather than the reality shit.

Same here. There is sooo much crap out there. I just ignore a lot of the cable channels and dont even give them a chance.

My wife and I are giving the whole streaming video thing on the TV a shot.  We're going to sign up for Netflix once the cold months hit.  We'd like to get rid of cable entirely but we still need the cable company for our internet...my guess is they'd just jack the rate of internet-only up to roughly the same I'm paying for that and TV right now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on June 29, 2009, 01:06:06 PM
Watched Inkheart with the kids this weekend. It was not bad. If I hadn't read the book, I'd have thought it quite good.

We're caught up on the television missed (Pushing Daisies and Unusuals finales, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Mythbusters, Phineas & Ferb, Burn Notice) during vacation, and will probably start watching a few more movies "OnDemand".
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Richard Garner on June 29, 2009, 03:04:07 PM
Watched Inkheart with the kids this weekend. It was not bad. If I hadn't read the book, I'd have thought it quite good.

We're caught up on the television missed (Pushing Daisies and Unusuals finales, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Mythbusters, Phineas & Ferb, Burn Notice) during vacation, and will probably start watching a few more movies "OnDemand".

My Aunt's god daughter is in Pushing Daisies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on July 10, 2009, 09:33:37 PM
The Sopranos

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on July 13, 2009, 03:12:49 AM
Defiance.  Pretty good WW2 movie, and a true story, which are about the only decent movies made these days, since apparently no one can write a good plot anymore.  The trials these Russians go through to survive the Nazi invasion are truly incredible.  Stars the new James Bond guy.  Now I want to go watch Platoon.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on July 13, 2009, 07:24:21 PM
Defiance.  Pretty good WW2 movie, and a true story, which are about the only decent movies made these days, since apparently no one can write a good plot anymore.  The trials these Russians go through to survive the Nazi invasion are truly incredible.  Stars the new James Bond guy.  Now I want to go watch Platoon.
Great movie!

I just saw Bruno (fucking horribler than I thought it would be), and Public Enemies which was pretty good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on July 14, 2009, 12:37:05 AM
Valkyrie. Liked it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: bjabcdo2n on July 14, 2009, 11:58:04 AM
La vita è bella...

Valkyrie. Liked it.

You actually liked Valkyrie?!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on July 14, 2009, 01:54:23 PM
Watched four episodes of Nurse Jackie in a row last night, instead of a movie.
Great show. Like it better than Weeds.

I just saw Bruno (fucking horribler than I thought it would be), and Public Enemies which was pretty good.

I'll probably see Bruno, but only because my "date" wants to see it. Public Enemies is the movie I'm looking forward to.
That, and Half Blood Prince, preferably in IMAX 3-D.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on July 14, 2009, 02:10:31 PM
La vita è bella...

Valkyrie. Liked it.

You actually liked Valkyrie?!

I actually found myself worrying about his wife and children. I think that is good writing to get me relating to characters like that. I also really like the theme in terms of people who really love their country but see that love as distinct from their destructive government.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on July 14, 2009, 06:12:35 PM
Seen Valkyrie, it was ok but nothing special. Just saw Public Enemies a couple of days ago when I was in Florida, I liked it but it was predictable. Part of it was set in WI, which is neat.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: JWI on July 14, 2009, 07:49:55 PM
Public Enemies.

If you like not being able to see what the fuck is going on while people shoot at each other, this movie is for you.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: fatcat on July 14, 2009, 09:07:40 PM
Bruno.

fucking hilarious.

The only people i've heard say it isn't funny take the attitude that Bruno goes "too far" i.e. the kind of people who think being gay is "okay" as long as you don't come near me, e.g. like when bruno is trying to make a sex tape with ron paul -- cringeworthy, but fucking funny.

So yeah, if you don't want to see another guys dick and think jokes about anal bleaching are in bad taste, give it a miss, personally i think its worth seeing just to admire Baron Coens balls in some of the confrontations he gets in (although its hard to tell the actors from real people).

Maybe not as good as Borat, but there are definitely some stand out scenes that rival the balls out comedy of Borat (straight dave  :lol:)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on July 14, 2009, 11:32:07 PM
Bruno.

fucking hilarious.

The only people i've heard say it isn't funny take the attitude that Bruno goes "too far" i.e. the kind of people who think being gay is "okay" as long as you don't come near me, e.g. like when bruno is trying to make a sex tape with ron paul -- cringeworthy, but fucking funny.

So yeah, if you don't want to see another guys dick and think jokes about anal bleaching are in bad taste, give it a miss, personally i think its worth seeing just to admire Baron Coens balls in some of the confrontations he gets in (although its hard to tell the actors from real people).

Maybe not as good as Borat, but there are definitely some stand out scenes that rival the balls out comedy of Borat (straight dave  :lol:)
I went in there expecting trash and shock humor.  It was far worse than I had expected it to be.  The assistant with the champagne bottle shoved up his ass backwards pouring champagne into bottles was just too much for me.

I did laugh my ass off all the way through it, but I seriously think there is something wrong with that guy.  It was a completely horrible movie.  Borat was way funnier.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andy on July 15, 2009, 02:02:20 PM
Bruno.

fucking hilarious.

The only people i've heard say it isn't funny take the attitude that Bruno goes "too far" i.e. the kind of people who think being gay is "okay" as long as you don't come near me, e.g. like when bruno is trying to make a sex tape with ron paul -- cringeworthy, but fucking funny.

So yeah, if you don't want to see another guys dick and think jokes about anal bleaching are in bad taste, give it a miss, personally i think its worth seeing just to admire Baron Coens balls in some of the confrontations he gets in (although its hard to tell the actors from real people).

Maybe not as good as Borat, but there are definitely some stand out scenes that rival the balls out comedy of Borat (straight dave  :lol:)

I pretty much agree with all of this.

What's strange to me is that in T.V. show I didn't really like Bruno, or Borat, but the Ali G movie sucked ass compared to both of them.

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The assistant with the champagne bottle shoved up his ass backwards pouring champagne into bottles was just too much for me.

That cracked me pretty good.

My buddy works at the local cinema, he says a ton of parents with kids have bought tickets.


Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on July 15, 2009, 02:26:00 PM
My buddy works at the local cinema, he says a ton of parents with kids have bought tickets.

When some of them come out as gay in a few years, I bet at least one will try and sue SBC.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: fase2000tdi on July 15, 2009, 03:51:25 PM
transformers 2.

mad racist michael bay.  two robots that were definitely some sort of black gangsta kinda stuff... I think every black person who saw it died a little inside.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on July 15, 2009, 08:57:31 PM
Bruno
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Chronicles on July 17, 2009, 12:52:44 AM
Half-Blood Prince. I really enjoyed it, but ended up picking it apart with a couple friends afterward. If you are going to see it, pay the extra for the IMAX 3-D.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on July 17, 2009, 01:36:58 PM
The Dirty Dozen.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on July 17, 2009, 10:34:44 PM
Being John Malkovich.

Infatuated with Catherine Keener. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: One two three on July 17, 2009, 11:42:28 PM
Pride and Glory
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482572/

It's about a whole bunch of corrupt cops and such stuff.  Likely some pretty common stuff, sadly :(
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on July 17, 2009, 11:56:25 PM
Valyrie which I loved, but I'm going to see Bruno this weekend.  Definately one to see with a crowd in the theater!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on August 03, 2009, 01:11:16 PM
Frost Nixon             excellent
Yes Man                 funny shit
Tears of the Sun     moving but over dramatic
A Walk in the Sun   absolute classic
Doubt                   made me uncomfortable the whole way through.
Domino                  pointless until the very last sceen.
Rendition
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 03, 2009, 01:18:51 PM
Funny People
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andy on August 03, 2009, 01:21:43 PM
The Hangover

A coupla hours of smiling interspersed with half dozen moments of death from asphyxiation laughter.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on August 03, 2009, 01:35:17 PM
The Hangover

A coupla hours of smiling interspersed with half dozen moments of death from asphyxiation laughter.

The teen & dad saw it Thurs. night. That was pretty close to their assessment of the movie.
I look forward to laughing my ass off when it's available OnDemand.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on August 03, 2009, 01:43:42 PM
I finished watching Baron of Arizona... 1950 w/ Vincent Price.
(http://auteurs_production.s3.amazonaws.com/stills/8293/Baron1.jpg)
http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=68142 (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=68142)
Caught it on Turner Classic Movies a few weeks ago, and watched a few minutes on a whim. Ended up being completely caught up in the story. Have been trying to find the time to watch the rest, and finally did. Is a very interesting tale, especially since it's true. Movie was very well done, too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: rookie on August 03, 2009, 01:59:18 PM
watched a movie called "In Bruges" last night.

about a couple of professional hitmen hiding out in a historic Belgian town for a few weeks.  The fat one was ordered to kill the young one due to a botched hit on a priest that resulted in a child becoming colatteral damage.  Fat one can't go through with it; hit-man boss has to fly to Belgium to TCOB himself with ironic results.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on August 03, 2009, 04:27:16 PM
Mighty Joe Young. The original. It was quite the classic.

I agree about The Hangover, it was epic.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on August 04, 2009, 04:37:51 AM
I watched an episode of mystery science theater they watched a movie called rocket attack U.S.A. It was pretty good. :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 04, 2009, 02:29:47 PM
Alien Trespass, it was like a modern version of a 50's sci fi flick.  Borrowed heavily from a number of 50's sci fi movies.  I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Xander on August 04, 2009, 06:07:26 PM
I just saw Visioneers starring Zack Galifikanakis on Netflix Streaming, I hardily recommend it!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on August 04, 2009, 07:08:50 PM
Right next to me is Road to Perdition, Planet of the Apes (1968) and Pans Labyrinth.  Girlfriend gets to pick. I've seen part of Road to Perdition on t.v. once (I think), Planet of the Apes is a classic that gave me nightmares as a kid (scary 'ol apes/others), and Pans Labyrinth is from Guillermo del Toro (which is also a great movie). I'm watching Seinfeld right now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on August 04, 2009, 07:51:14 PM
Right next to me is Road to Perdition, Planet of the Apes (1968) and Pans Labyrinth.  Girlfriend gets to pick. I've seen part of Road to Perdition on t.v. once (I think), Planet of the Apes is a classic that gave me nightmares as a kid (scary 'ol apes/others), and Pans Labyrinth is from Guillermo del Toro (which is also a great movie).

Those are great.  Watch all of them.

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I'm watching Seinfeld right now.

Kill yourself.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andy on August 04, 2009, 07:58:13 PM
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I'm watching Seinfeld right now.
Kill yourself.

I've been watching "Curb your enthusiasm" on and off lately, I'm starting to relate to that guy.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on August 04, 2009, 07:59:30 PM
Right next to me is Road to Perdition, Planet of the Apes (1968) and Pans Labyrinth.  Girlfriend gets to pick. I've seen part of Road to Perdition on t.v. once (I think), Planet of the Apes is a classic that gave me nightmares as a kid (scary 'ol apes/others), and Pans Labyrinth is from Guillermo del Toro (which is also a great movie).

Those are great.  Watch all of them.

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I'm watching Seinfeld right now.

Kill yourself.

The more I watch, the more addicted I am. Flawed characters nagging at each other about life's unimportant details. Its like they could be anyone.

I like other shows, but this is one to fall back on. No episode is "awesome" like say those of Breaking Bad or The Office, but they are all seemingly decent and good comedy.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on August 04, 2009, 08:27:03 PM
Watched the horror film "Autopsy" the other night.  No plot, buckets o gore.

Watching one of my favorite comedies right now, Strange BRew.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on August 04, 2009, 10:50:59 PM
Watched the horror film "Autopsy" the other night.  No plot, buckets o gore.

Watching one of my favorite comedies right now, Strange BRew.

Damn you! I was planning to go to bed early (resetting sleep schedule for school year), but now I have to see if I can find my top secret DVD stash.
Must. Watch. When I can't drag myself out of bed for an early morning run... I'm blaming you.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on August 04, 2009, 10:55:28 PM
Knowing with Nicolas Cage. Great movie. I only would have changed the ending a little bit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 04, 2009, 11:10:46 PM
Knowing with Nicolas Cage. Great movie. I only would have changed the ending a little bit.
I swear man.... I was diggin the movie and halfway through I said to my girlfriend "It's gonna be aliens" jokingly, and WTF do you know?  ITS FUCKING ALIENS!   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on August 05, 2009, 12:19:09 AM
Knowing with Nicolas Cage. Great movie. I only would have changed the ending a little bit.
I swear man.... I was diggin the movie and halfway through I said to my girlfriend "It's gonna be aliens" jokingly, and WTF do you know?  ITS FUCKING ALIENS!   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well is was a sci-fi flick  :). The only thing I would have changed is EE would be mean just that. No infesting another planet with the same disease. Other wise a great movie. Not like that shitty Eagle Eye. What a let down that ending was. Stephen King could have not done worse.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 05, 2009, 04:18:11 PM
The Ugly Truth.

Just as horrible as I expected.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on August 08, 2009, 01:39:11 PM
The Ugly Truth.

Just as horrible as I expected.

 :(

I'm suppose to see that today at noon.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on August 08, 2009, 02:38:35 PM
Anybody seen GI Joe yet? I'm thinking about going tomorrow morning, and was wondering how it is.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 08, 2009, 05:29:04 PM
The Ugly Truth.

Just as horrible as I expected.

 :(

I'm suppose to see that today at noon.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on August 08, 2009, 06:10:57 PM
The other day, Turner Movie Classics did a marathon of Harold Lloyd movies. He's a silent film genius who is funnier than Chaplin or Keaton, IMHO. If you haven't heard of the guy, it's probably because unlike Chaplin and Keaton Lloyd did not make his films easily accessible in the Sixties, when the work of the others was being re-popularized. He actually earned more money than either of the other two, and succeeded in transitioning to talkies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByFWiv5rhmc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByFWiv5rhmc)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on August 08, 2009, 06:45:04 PM
The Ugly Truth.

Just as horrible as I expected.

 :(

I'm suppose to see that today at noon.

Thoughts?

From your one line review I was expecting a train wreck. But it was not that horrible. Better than I was expecting. It helped that the female lead was hot.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 09, 2009, 07:01:44 PM
From your one line review I was expecting a train wreck. But it was not that horrible. Better than I was expecting. It helped that the female lead was hot.

I made the mistake of not reading reviews before I went. So, for some reason, I had slightly elevated expectations. I should have known better.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: timmysoboy on August 09, 2009, 11:53:46 PM
Anybody seen GI Joe yet? I'm thinking about going tomorrow morning, and was wondering how it is.

kicked sme major ass
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on August 10, 2009, 01:38:32 PM
G.I. Joe. Absolutely captured the over the top, too good to be true, fast paced, unrealistic, organized chaos that made the cartoon appealing to me as a kid; sets us up for a sequel.

The Other Boleyn Sister, paints the king in a better light than the Tudors, and far less graphic.

Go for Broke,  a good reminder of what the U.S. government has already done to Americans (Japanese Americans)

Alexander, the final cut.  Really really long. Conflates government and civilization. Shows that a ruling class has been wasting human life for more control and power for thousands of years. Babylon has been occupied many times.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on August 13, 2009, 03:16:00 AM
I cant believe I wasted 2 hours watching "Knowing" after seeing some decent reviews of it here.  I've always hated Nicholas Cage, and I should have known Hollywood can't do sci-fi, but this was literally ridiculous.  It was so slow and boring that me and my date were either laughing out loud at the ridiculously slow pace and silliness, or yawning.  I've never though Roger Ebert was brilliant, but knowing that he gave this movie an "A" is so utterly absurd that I will never pay attention to what he says again.  The plot is so absurd and full of holes.  If you still think you want to see it, go to yahoo movies and read some of the negative reviews first.  The whole movie was totally predictable.  I love sci fi, but this wasn't sci fi.  I also hated Signs, so maybe if you like that type of movie you will enjoy Knowing.

Just one ridiculous example:  The movie is about a woman who leaves a message to the future generation by writing warnings to them in a numeric code that is buried in a time capsule.  Yet somehow she forgets to tell her own daughter anything, and the daughter knows nothing about the crazy messages the mom has carved all over her home.  A lot of the movie also takes place at night, for no particular reason.  Nicholas Cage goes to an abandoned remote house in the woods at one point in the middle of the night and proceeds to look for clues inside this house with no electricity with only his flashlight.  Just scene after scene of ridiculous plot that makes no sense.  If you want some type of sci fi go see the new Peter Jackson film which has to be better. (Section 9?)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 13, 2009, 07:51:48 AM
The Last House On The Left.

Tons of gratuitous violence and sick shit, but it has a happy ending.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on August 13, 2009, 03:00:55 PM
I cant believe I wasted 2 hours watching "Knowing" after seeing some decent reviews of it here.  I've always hated Nicholas Cage, and I should have known Hollywood can't do sci-fi, but this was literally ridiculous.  It was so slow and boring that me and my date were either laughing out loud at the ridiculously slow pace and silliness, or yawning.  I've never though Roger Ebert was brilliant, but knowing that he gave this movie an "A" is so utterly absurd that I will never pay attention to what he says again.  The plot is so absurd and full of holes.  If you still think you want to see it, go to yahoo movies and read some of the negative reviews first.  The whole movie was totally predictable.  I love sci fi, but this wasn't sci fi.  I also hated Signs, so maybe if you like that type of movie you will enjoy Knowing.

Just one ridiculous example:  The movie is about a woman who leaves a message to the future generation by writing warnings to them in a numeric code that is buried in a time capsule.  Yet somehow she forgets to tell her own daughter anything, and the daughter knows nothing about the crazy messages the mom has carved all over her home.  A lot of the movie also takes place at night, for no particular reason.  Nicholas Cage goes to an abandoned remote house in the woods at one point in the middle of the night and proceeds to look for clues inside this house with no electricity with only his flashlight.  Just scene after scene of ridiculous plot that makes no sense.  If you want some type of sci fi go see the new Peter Jackson film which has to be better. (Section 9?)

I makes me happy that others hate this movie. It is extremely important to me to refine my tastes in direct opposition to the masses. Knowing is now my #1 movie of all time. It has displaced the long running #1, Outlaw Jose Wales.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on August 13, 2009, 06:43:33 PM
The Last House On The Left.

Tons of gratuitous violence and sick shit, but it has a happy ending.

Was it the new one or the old one?

I haven't seen the remake and was wondering if it was any good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 13, 2009, 08:41:36 PM
The Last House On The Left.

Tons of gratuitous violence and sick shit, but it has a happy ending.

Was it the new one or the old one?

I haven't seen the remake and was wondering if it was any good.
The new one.  Didn't realize there was an old one.

If you like excessive violence in your movies you'll love this one! :D  The effects for the violence were done so well (not computer animated that I could tell at all) that you will literally be cringing in your seat at witnessing it.  The scenes are done so well that you will be hating the bad guys so hard.  When it gets to the second half of the movie you'll be cheering on the good guys hoping what they do to the bad guys is worse than what they did to start it. 

My girlfriend almost puked at a couple scenes, she was so upset because the movie was done so well.  But if you're not into the hardcore violence and you're not prepared to see some sick shit and truly evil acts then you're going to want to pass on it.  I'd say watch it, in the end anyone who watches this movie is going to want to get a shotgun and a pistol to keep in their house.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 15, 2009, 12:10:26 AM
Sneakers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105435/) and Street Kings (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421073/)..both pretty good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 15, 2009, 01:54:01 AM
(http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/district-nine-poster.jpg)





It was outstanding





Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on August 15, 2009, 01:29:25 PM
Thanks.. gotta see it ASAP.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on August 15, 2009, 03:50:13 PM
Yeah, previews look great.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 15, 2009, 04:05:50 PM
Yeah, previews look great.

I just have to say, don't expect a huge summer blockbuster action movie. There is a significant amount of action scenes towards the end, but I have heard some people complaining that they were expecting more. Maybe their expectations were due to the way the movie was advertised. If you want constant, over the top action go see G.I. Joe. If you want a good movie see District 9.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on August 15, 2009, 07:07:31 PM
District 9. Not a bad film, honestly.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Evil Muppet on August 15, 2009, 09:12:28 PM
It thought it was awesome. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on August 15, 2009, 10:18:08 PM
Yeah, previews look great.

I just have to say, don't expect a huge summer blockbuster action movie. There is a significant amount of action scenes towards the end, but I have heard some people complaining that they were expecting more. Maybe their expectations were due to the way the movie was advertised. If you want constant, over the top action go see G.I. Joe. If you want a good movie see District 9.

Ok, Thanks for the heads up. D9 still looks more appealing though. I'm checking movie times for tonight.  :)

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: blackie on August 15, 2009, 10:24:48 PM
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Evil Muppet on August 15, 2009, 10:37:14 PM
District 9 was missing only one thing.....Boobies. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on August 16, 2009, 01:24:48 AM
I Love You, Man

Funny, but a little below my expectations.  I donno what my expectations were, but they were not met.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 16, 2009, 01:46:56 AM

Ok, Thanks for the heads up. D9 still looks more appealing though. I'm checking movie times for tonight.  :)


District 9 was definitely the better movie, IMO, but its a lot more than just an action movie. I think everyone should see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: timmysoboy on August 16, 2009, 05:09:46 AM
they didn't spend enough time on the mech
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: bad_cab on August 16, 2009, 07:53:01 AM
Watchmen Directors Cut
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on August 16, 2009, 08:42:12 AM
"The Invasion." Yet another bad remake. This time a poor rendition of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on August 16, 2009, 09:40:01 AM
the Desert Rats....1953
w/ richard burton & james mason as Rommel
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Evil Muppet on August 16, 2009, 10:03:09 AM
about to pop in From Russia With Love. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on August 16, 2009, 12:02:59 PM
Also...

I watched an indie film called Donkey Punch a few nights ago.  It was really fuckin' good.  


Get it, watch it.  
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on August 16, 2009, 01:47:05 PM
Earth Vs. The Spider! MST3K  :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on August 16, 2009, 02:07:31 PM
Some Like It Hot

Great movie, and I've always loved the ending.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on August 16, 2009, 02:47:42 PM
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article77.htm) arrived in the mail yesterday.  I ordered it based on the article in that link, purely to experience how terrible it apparently is.  But I'm kind of afraid to watch it. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Zat on August 16, 2009, 03:49:49 PM
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article77.htm) arrived in the mail yesterday.  I ordered it based on the article in that link, purely to experience how terrible it apparently is.  But I'm kind of afraid to watch it.  

I have GOT to see that.   :lol:

EDIT : Just added it to my Netflix instant streaming queue.
          Also available on Blu-Ray.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 16, 2009, 05:55:21 PM
Some Like It Hot

Great movie, and I've always loved the ending.

I love that movie. Haven't watched it in a while though. Marilyn Monroe is absolutely gorgeous in it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on August 16, 2009, 06:41:26 PM
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article77.htm) arrived in the mail yesterday.  I ordered it based on the article in that link, purely to experience how terrible it apparently is.  But I'm kind of afraid to watch it.  

I have GOT to see that.   :lol:

EDIT : Just added it to my Netflix instant streaming queue.
          Also available on Blu-Ray.

Can I come over? 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on August 16, 2009, 07:19:57 PM
"District 9." Pretty good, actually. At least, I was entertained for two hours.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on August 16, 2009, 07:23:14 PM
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article77.htm) arrived in the mail yesterday.  I ordered it based on the article in that link, purely to experience how terrible it apparently is.  But I'm kind of afraid to watch it. 

I thought it was pretty good, the guy is a really good choreographer.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Zat on August 16, 2009, 07:27:15 PM
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article77.htm) arrived in the mail yesterday.  I ordered it based on the article in that link, purely to experience how terrible it apparently is.  But I'm kind of afraid to watch it.  

I have GOT to see that.   :lol:

EDIT : Just added it to my Netflix instant streaming queue.
          Also available on Blu-Ray.



Can I come over?  


If you were close enough sure, could have a Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter party.
 I could invite my Baptist sister and brother-in-law too.  :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 16, 2009, 07:28:03 PM
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article77.htm) arrived in the mail yesterday.  I ordered it based on the article in that link, purely to experience how terrible it apparently is.  But I'm kind of afraid to watch it. 

I thought it was pretty good, the guy is a really good choreographer.
I downloaded that through Bit Torrent because I thought it would be hilarious, well it is HORRIBLE.  HORRIBLE.

I recently watched The Informers (if you like lots of sex and drugs with hot nude blondes and fucked up spoiled rich individuals, then you'll like it I guess), and Shadowheart (it was pretty good Western about getting revenge), The Last Resort (makes you never want to go to Mexico), and Alien Trespass (a modern version of your classic 50's Sci-Fi, borrows heavily from a number of classics, and if you loved the classics, you love this one, although if you don't you'll probably think it sucks).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Zat on August 17, 2009, 10:51:54 AM
Last movie :    Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter

It has Jesus Christ, Vampires, lesbians and a Masked Mexican Wrestler, except for a tripod for the camera and audio that is synchronized with the film, you really don't need much more for a cinematic masterpiece. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 17, 2009, 04:08:58 PM
Knowing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448011/)

The idea for the story was pretty damned cool, but the screenplay kinda sucked.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on August 17, 2009, 09:41:36 PM
Honestly, District 9 did not impress me at all.  The whole premise of the movie didn't make sense and they didn't even try to explain it.  Why would these aliens that are clearly physically and technologically superior to humans allow themselves to be treated like shit for 20+ years?  Nobody knows.  I certainly don't.  Also, beating me over the head with the South Africa thing and concentration camp references isn't necessary.  I can figure that out on my own, thank you very much.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on August 17, 2009, 11:02:30 PM
District 9.

Loved it. It turns the whole alien invasion story on its head. I actually thought them leaving some stuff out made it more interesting. The film was done in a documentary/ investigatory journalist style, which leads me to believe that not all the answers were known by the person doing the documentary and they were being uncovered as the movie progressed.

Honestly, District 9 did not impress me at all.  The whole premise of the movie didn't make sense and they didn't even try to explain it.  Why would these aliens that are clearly physically and technologically superior to humans allow themselves to be treated like shit for 20+ years?  Nobody knows.  I certainly don't. 

The movie makes you wonder just like real life does, and makes you fill in the blanks with your own thoughts. For instance, why do people allow themselves to be treated like shit their entire lives? It makes you think 'if they only knew the power they had'.

Quote
Also, beating me over the head with the South Africa thing and concentration camp references isn't necessary.  I can figure that out on my own, thank you very much.

Yeah but you are you. The general public likely does not know much about apartheid.

IMO, a must see.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on August 17, 2009, 11:48:26 PM
Eagle Eye.  It was good escapism
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on August 18, 2009, 07:53:12 PM
Seraphim Falls,
I'm still not sure who was the bad guy and who was the good guy. Someone should have shot both main characters after an hour so the movie could have ended when it got boring.

Zack and Miri make a Porno,
Very funny. Very cute. Totally turned my wife off to even considering living on the East coast. The depiction of winter is exactly as my parents described living in NH.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 18, 2009, 07:57:16 PM
The Boat That Rocked


Great movie about Pirate Radio in the 60's in Britain.  Plenty of libertarian quotes.  It was an enjoyable movie to watch.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on August 18, 2009, 11:16:58 PM
2-hour pilot of Defying Gravity.

I think I like it. Maybe a lot. Will have to see what I think after watching the next couple episodes on the DVR.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on August 19, 2009, 08:22:50 AM
2-hour pilot of Defying Gravity.

I think I like it. Maybe a lot. Will have to see what I think after watching the next couple episodes on the DVR.

Defying Gravity is, so far, an excellent show.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on August 19, 2009, 03:53:19 PM
gump fiction

[youtube=425,350]exmH6Jr-vcc[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on August 19, 2009, 04:02:20 PM
African Queen. Can't go wrong with Boggey and Hep.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rodeen on August 19, 2009, 07:32:29 PM
2-hour pilot of Defying Gravity.

I think I like it. Maybe a lot. Will have to see what I think after watching the next couple episodes on the DVR.

I wonder if it has any inspiration from this:

[youtube=425,350]YZ2-xR54UDU[/youtube]

I'm liking it.   Great looking TV show, lets see how the story pans out.    Unlike the NBC show "Kings"

[youtube=425,350]u5c1Vr1fcZI[/youtube]fail.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on August 19, 2009, 07:59:18 PM
African Queen. Can't go wrong with Boggey and Hep.

''boggey''?
you fucking heathen
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rodeen on August 19, 2009, 09:12:12 PM
2-hour pilot of Defying Gravity.

I think I like it. Maybe a lot. Will have to see what I think after watching the next couple episodes on the DVR.

This (http://divxcloud.com/znbyv3070qmu/QFN-DEFGRV103.avi.html) is episode 3.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on August 19, 2009, 11:37:47 PM
Santa Clause  conquers the martians.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 20, 2009, 01:56:37 AM
Hurt Locker.

Fucking Amazing.

Go See it Now.

Best Movie of the Year!

This ends my well thought review.

Thank
You
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 20, 2009, 02:30:10 AM
Santa Clause  conquers the martians.
NICE.  I watched that a while ago when I got on an old school SciFi flick binge.  Horrible but awesome at the same time.

I recently watched Toxic Skies.  It's some cooky conspiracy thing about chem trails causing mass viral infections across America.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: EternityAblaze on August 20, 2009, 11:20:17 AM
Yesterday I watched two movies:

Basic - with John Travolta

---- this movie was slightly above bad.  It decent except for the 12 twist endings and the blatant fake driving in the hummer.  Her hands never even fully grip the steering wheel.  How the fuck did that make the final cut?

and

Knowing - with Nicolas Cage

--- The story was ok except for all the biblical references.  The sequel to this movie is, if you didn't know, 2012.  (hoo ha)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on August 21, 2009, 02:08:18 AM
District 9.  Really liked it.  To the earlier poster who said they didn't explain why the aliens let themselves be abused for so long, they did.  This isn't a spoiler, as it all is explained in the first few minutes, but the aliens in the movie are all "worker" drone types, without high level intelligence.  Something happened to the control room of the mother ship(maybe there was only one leader alien onboard, maybe more, we dont know what happened).  And so the only thing left was the sort of dumb brute aliens.  Yeah, sorta farfetched, but at least they attempted to explain it.  I do think it was odd that no one came to rescue them, and I feel pretty sure their home base would know they are on Earth.  And for an advanced race, even the workers were pretty dumb.  But I overlooked that because it was GOOD SCI FI, which Hollywood hardly ever releases.  Plus, they set it up for a KICK ASS District 10 sequel :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on August 21, 2009, 07:46:05 PM
District 9.  Really liked it.  To the earlier poster who said they didn't explain why the aliens let themselves be abused for so long, they did.  This isn't a spoiler, as it all is explained in the first few minutes, but the aliens in the movie are all "worker" drone types, without high level intelligence.  Something happened to the control room of the mother ship(maybe there was only one leader alien onboard, maybe more, we dont know what happened).  And so the only thing left was the sort of dumb brute aliens.  Yeah, sorta farfetched, but at least they attempted to explain it.  I do think it was odd that no one came to rescue them, and I feel pretty sure their home base would know they are on Earth.  And for an advanced race, even the workers were pretty dumb.  But I overlooked that because it was GOOD SCI FI, which Hollywood hardly ever releases.  Plus, they set it up for a KICK ASS District 10 sequel :)

Yes, but they still had that one really smart guy around...and his son later on.  If he was smart enough, etc. to be a leader like that, it seems strange that he was somehow unable to keep their usual social cohesion.  Plus, the "queen bee"-type social structure theory and thinking that somehow all the smart aliens inexplicably died was all speculation by the xenophobic humanoid characters, which makes it hard for me to take it seriously without some actual evidence to that effect.  The workers didn't seem too stupid to me.  They seemed to not like the bullshit.  They said they "didn't understand" some things because they didn't like what was going on, not because they didn't understand them...much like a lot of the civil disobedience crowd claiming to not understand the charges against them in court ;)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on August 21, 2009, 08:06:44 PM
District 9.  Really liked it.  To the earlier poster who said they didn't explain why the aliens let themselves be abused for so long, they did.  This isn't a spoiler, as it all is explained in the first few minutes, but the aliens in the movie are all "worker" drone types, without high level intelligence.  Something happened to the control room of the mother ship(maybe there was only one leader alien onboard, maybe more, we dont know what happened).  And so the only thing left was the sort of dumb brute aliens.  Yeah, sorta farfetched, but at least they attempted to explain it.  I do think it was odd that no one came to rescue them, and I feel pretty sure their home base would know they are on Earth.  And for an advanced race, even the workers were pretty dumb.  But I overlooked that because it was GOOD SCI FI, which Hollywood hardly ever releases.  Plus, they set it up for a KICK ASS District 10 sequel :)

Yes, but they still had that one really smart guy around...and his son later on.  If he was smart enough, etc. to be a leader like that, it seems strange that he was somehow unable to keep their usual social cohesion.

PARTIAL SPOIL ALERT!

Maybe he was smart enough to know that the only hope for his people was to start up the ship, not to create a full fledged rebellion where he (the only smart one) might die.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on August 21, 2009, 10:09:26 PM
District 9.  Really liked it.  To the earlier poster who said they didn't explain why the aliens let themselves be abused for so long, they did.  This isn't a spoiler, as it all is explained in the first few minutes, but the aliens in the movie are all "worker" drone types, without high level intelligence.  Something happened to the control room of the mother ship(maybe there was only one leader alien onboard, maybe more, we dont know what happened).  And so the only thing left was the sort of dumb brute aliens.  Yeah, sorta farfetched, but at least they attempted to explain it.  I do think it was odd that no one came to rescue them, and I feel pretty sure their home base would know they are on Earth.  And for an advanced race, even the workers were pretty dumb.  But I overlooked that because it was GOOD SCI FI, which Hollywood hardly ever releases.  Plus, they set it up for a KICK ASS District 10 sequel :)

Yes, but they still had that one really smart guy around...and his son later on.  If he was smart enough, etc. to be a leader like that, it seems strange that he was somehow unable to keep their usual social cohesion.

PARTIAL SPOIL ALERT!

Maybe he was smart enough to know that the only hope for his people was to start up the ship, not to create a full fledged rebellion where he (the only smart one) might die.

Yeah, but he could have gotten to the ship and then probably picked up everyone else/demolished the city if he wanted.  That ship was ridiculously large and obviously could take a beating considering it hovered around for over 20 years with no maintenance at all and after they drilled holes in it, etc.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on August 21, 2009, 10:49:00 PM
Perhaps the answer will be reveled in the sequel. District Ten?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: RottingNation on August 22, 2009, 02:29:01 AM
Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino's camera delivered, so did the dialog though it was lengthy at times. The score was great too. It was a good summer for movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on September 14, 2009, 01:52:52 PM
Sunshine Cleaning.

A downer, but a good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 14, 2009, 04:13:39 PM
Started watching District 9.  I almost finished it but Megavideo said I watched too much for one day (what a stupid idea).   I think it could easily be the best sci-fi this year.

The Knowing  was lame, and the noahs ark/garden of eden/biblical crap was lame as well. The whole movie was waaaay too predictable.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 14, 2009, 04:32:50 PM
A Boy And His Dog

Great stuff.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 14, 2009, 04:43:35 PM
A Boy And His Dog

Great stuff.

Agreed. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 14, 2009, 04:49:23 PM
Moral of the story of course: Dog is Man's best friend.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 14, 2009, 04:57:38 PM
Moral of the story of course: Dog is Man's best friend.
Well that plus anarchy
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on September 14, 2009, 06:01:25 PM
Watched an early 80's slasher flick called "The Burning"  Good stuff.  Gives the Friday the 13th movies a run for their money.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on September 14, 2009, 09:15:40 PM
Transsiberian. Fairly good thriller, though awfully slow to get going. Also, it has Woody Harrelson. Still, I watched it anyway.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on September 14, 2009, 09:23:59 PM
I watched Hitman and it was awful...except for the parts with boobs.  The boobs were good, but not enough to make it a decent movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 15, 2009, 12:06:38 AM
District 9: The three  main characters are basically Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. Except Han Solo is also a wookie. Think about it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on September 15, 2009, 12:09:27 AM
Ponyo. It had an incoherent psuedo-environmentalist message wrapped in extra touchy-feely. It was entertaining anyway though, because it was different.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 15, 2009, 12:43:04 AM
THEM!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on September 15, 2009, 09:52:20 AM
Saw "The Kite Runner" last night. It's about a couple of friends growing up in Afghanistan. I didn't expect to like it, but it was really good. I'd have to agree with the 66% who rated it fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 15, 2009, 04:34:23 PM
Saw "The Kite Runner" last night. It's about a couple of friends growing up in Afghanistan. I didn't expect to like it, but it was really good. I'd have to agree with the 66% who rated it fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
I read the book, haven't seen the movie though.  I didn't expect to like it, but it was a gift so I read it anyways and was surprised.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 15, 2009, 07:55:45 PM
Wow, I just watched The Kite Runner. That was an emotional movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 15, 2009, 08:01:10 PM
Not so lucky characters, very lucky actors:

Quote
Due to Afghan mores concerning male rape, Paramount Vantage agreed to relocate the young actors out of the country to the United Arab Emirates and arrange visas, housing and schooling for the young actors and jobs for their guardians. Paramount Vantage accepts responsibility for the living expenses of Zekeria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Ali Danish Bakhtyari and Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada until they reach adulthood, a cost some estimated at up to $500,000.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on September 16, 2009, 09:46:58 AM
THEM! The best movie about giant ants ever made.

I went and saw final destination 3D, As you probably already know it was horrible.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Kvitka on September 16, 2009, 02:24:37 PM
Coco Chanel
 
 was very sensitive and deep movie. :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 19, 2009, 02:28:41 AM
Death Proof.

Bad Ass.


Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Libertarianssuck on September 19, 2009, 02:30:36 AM
Blue Streak
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on September 19, 2009, 12:20:11 PM
Death Proof.

Bad Ass.

I liked Planet Terror more. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: LordMarius on September 19, 2009, 12:41:35 PM
District 9! Excellent South African scifi.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 19, 2009, 12:58:48 PM
Death Proof.

Bad Ass.

I liked Planet Terror more. 
Me too
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 20, 2009, 12:15:26 AM
Death Proof.

Bad Ass.

I liked Planet Terror more. 
Me too

I tried to not compare them against one another, although I can see why you would.  Death Proof spoke to me more.  I think he wanted to film the worlds most badass car chase, and built a movie around it.  A gritty movie in gritty bars with gritty bitches.  And Kurt Russel, Snake Fuckin Plissken, man.  Driving a car with a skull on the hood, and then crying like a girl when the Insane Cunt Posse finally trash him into dogmeat. 



Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 21, 2009, 01:18:45 AM
"Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel"

This is to time travelling sci-fi's what "Shaun of the Dead" was to "Dawn of the Dead."

So, if you like a good goofy parody with plenty of beer and an unimportant plot, this is for you.

Edit: Megavideo source where I watched it. (http://www.megavideo.com/?v=8I81MMGV)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on September 21, 2009, 04:04:03 PM
Has anybody seen any of the following movies?

Hostel 1, or 2
Saw 1, 2, or 3
Wolf Creek
The Descent
The Devil's Rejects

I've never been big into horror, having a far too active imagination-- seriously.  Didn't even see Friday the 13th until I was 25.  But after reading a lot of reviews here (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/entertainment.htm), here (http://campblood.org/Reviews/Reviews%20Page.htm), and here (http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/horrors/) I'm wondering if I ought to start.  Just put Wolf Creek on the Netflix queue. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on September 21, 2009, 04:13:54 PM
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Yesterday. With stir crazy kidlets (week solid of rain). In 3D.

It was fun. Not as good as Incredibles, but it definitely didn't suck.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on September 21, 2009, 04:18:05 PM
Has anybody seen any of the following movies?

Hostel 1, or 2
Saw 1, 2, or 3
Wolf Creek
The Descent
The Devil's Rejects

I've never been big into horror, having a far too active imagination-- seriously.  Didn't even see Friday the 13th until I was 25.  But after reading a lot of reviews here (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/entertainment.htm), here (http://campblood.org/Reviews/Reviews%20Page.htm), and here (http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/horrors/) I'm wondering if I ought to start.  Just put Wolf Creek on the Netflix queue. 

Without a doubt Gothika is the best  horror film I have seen in years. I highly recommend it, and suggest it goes into your que ahead of those other horror flicks.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on September 21, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
Without a doubt Gothika is the best  horror film I have seen in years. I highly recommend it, and suggest it goes into your que ahead of those other horror flicks.

I'm allergic to Halle Berry. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andy on September 21, 2009, 05:01:43 PM
Has anybody seen any of the following movies?

Hostel 1, or 2
Saw 1, 2, or 3
Wolf Creek
The Descent
The Devil's Rejects

I've never been big into horror, having a far too active imagination-- seriously.  Didn't even see Friday the 13th until I was 25.  But after reading a lot of reviews here (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/entertainment.htm), here (http://campblood.org/Reviews/Reviews%20Page.htm), and here (http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/horrors/) I'm wondering if I ought to start.  Just put Wolf Creek on the Netflix queue. 

IMHO The Descent rocks

With your imagination though, you shouldn't watch it if you ever plan to go cave diving.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on September 21, 2009, 05:11:02 PM
Without a doubt Gothika is the best  horror film I have seen in years. I highly recommend it, and suggest it goes into your que ahead of those other horror flicks.

I'm allergic to Halle Berry. 

You didnt like Swordfish? I have yet to meet a person who didn't like Swordfish.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Zat on September 21, 2009, 05:16:09 PM
AKA Tommy Chong
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Libertarianssuck on September 21, 2009, 05:16:31 PM
Without a doubt Gothika is the best  horror film I have seen in years. I highly recommend it, and suggest it goes into your que ahead of those other horror flicks.

I'm allergic to Halle Berry. 

You didnt like Swordfish? I have yet to meet a person who didn't like Swordfish.

Never had swordfish but I like sushi.... and Halle Berry although I'm not usually attracted to chocolate.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on September 21, 2009, 05:39:12 PM
You didnt like Swordfish? I have yet to meet a person who didn't like Swordfish.

Make that at least two. Bleck. Pointless "government has to violate the constitution in order to be effective" movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on September 21, 2009, 07:30:44 PM
Has anybody seen any of the following movies?

Hostel 1, or 2
Saw 1, 2, or 3
Wolf Creek
The Descent
The Devil's Rejects

I've never been big into horror, having a far too active imagination-- seriously.  Didn't even see Friday the 13th until I was 25.  But after reading a lot of reviews here (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/entertainment.htm), here (http://campblood.org/Reviews/Reviews%20Page.htm), and here (http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/horrors/) I'm wondering if I ought to start.  Just put Wolf Creek on the Netflix queue. 

IMHO The Descent rocks

With your imagination though, you shouldn't watch it if you ever plan to go cave diving.

You could add Mum and Dad (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129428/) to the list.. but it's pretty nasty (but with black humor).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on September 21, 2009, 08:39:24 PM
"Wanted." Rather enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on September 21, 2009, 09:10:51 PM
You could add Mum and Dad (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129428/) to the list.. but it's pretty nasty (but with black humor).

Noted, and added. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 21, 2009, 09:20:03 PM
I think you may want to avoid Hostel 2. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on September 21, 2009, 09:31:01 PM
I think you may want to avoid Hostel 2. 

I probably will, but not because the girls are getting tortured.  After all, it was the boys being tortured in Hostel 1, so it seems like fair play.  Still, not a big o' the rape scenes.  I can watch somebody getting disemboweled or parts of their body sliced off, but a rape scene makes me sick.  Funny, that. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on September 21, 2009, 10:07:51 PM
Weeelll.. I think you may want to avoid Mum and Dad as well.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on September 21, 2009, 10:34:34 PM
Weeelll.. I think you may want to avoid Mum and Dad as well.

Well, if the rest of the movie is good I can leave the room if necessary. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on September 21, 2009, 10:40:12 PM
ha!

No.. just pass. That's basically the entire movie.

What was that other one I listed here awhile back? A Dutch horror movie.. lemme go see..
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on September 21, 2009, 10:56:54 PM
Severance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464196/) - much funnier than the other one anyway.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 21, 2009, 11:02:45 PM
Severance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464196/) - much funnier than the other one anyway.
That one was awesome.  Hilarious English movie
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 21, 2009, 11:06:14 PM
The rape scene in Driving Miss Daisy was pretty good. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on September 21, 2009, 11:49:48 PM
I think you may want to avoid Hostel 2. 

I probably will, but not because the girls are getting tortured.  After all, it was the boys being tortured in Hostel 1, so it seems like fair play.  Still, not a big o' the rape scenes.  I can watch somebody getting disemboweled or parts of their body sliced off, but a rape scene makes me sick.  Funny, that. 

You mean to say that the rape scene in A Clockwork Orange didn't turn you on?

I don't know whats wrong with you girl, but if you also didn't like The Seven Samurai, I have little hope for humanity.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 21, 2009, 11:57:34 PM
Lets further discuss Rillions opinions of rape, right here in the movie thread. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on September 22, 2009, 01:06:10 AM
Well I don't think she likes it.

Unless it's the Circus Wagon scene in The Jerk where Steve Martin gets taken advantage of by that dominatrix type lady.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 22, 2009, 01:36:45 AM
Well I don't think she likes it.

Unless it's the Circus Wagon scene in The Jerk where Steve Martin gets taken advantage of by that dominatrix type lady.

The Jerk is a masterpiece. 

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 22, 2009, 02:28:13 AM
Beetle Juice
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 22, 2009, 02:57:24 AM
Spinal Tap
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on September 22, 2009, 11:50:11 AM
Severance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464196/) - much funnier than the other one anyway.

The cast list on imdb is a bit spoilery, but pretty funny:

   Levente Törköly    ...    Lodge Killer
   János Oláh   ...    Flamethrower Killer
   Attila Ferencz   ...    Head-squish Killer
   Bela Kasi   ...    Headbutt Killer

You mean to say that the rape scene in A Clockwork Orange didn't turn you on?

Didn't watch it.   Yeah, yeah, I know....missing out on a good film.....American History X was good, Boys Don't Cry was good, that movie with the guy who moves into a house with the ghost of a girl who was raped and murdered in the basement was good.....but I didn't know about those scenes before seeing those movies.  Makes a difference. 

We watched Ghostbusters last night, on a whim (thank you, Netfix Instant Play), and Boyfriend couldn't get over how much of a jerk Peter Venkman was.  He theorized that Bill Murray played pretty much only jerks up until Groundhog Day, and nicer people after.   When I asked why, he guessed it was because of his age.   I'm not sure if that means that as Murray got older playing a jerk seemed less attractive, or whether movie makers are less likely to cast older people as jerks.  Or maybe it's a crap theory.  I don't know, we were drinking last night. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on September 22, 2009, 09:39:16 PM
Severance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464196/) - much funnier than the other one anyway.

The cast list on imdb is a bit spoilery, but pretty funny:

   Levente Törköly    ...    Lodge Killer
   János Oláh   ...    Flamethrower Killer
   Attila Ferencz   ...    Head-squish Killer
   Bela Kasi   ...    Headbutt Killer

You mean to say that the rape scene in A Clockwork Orange didn't turn you on?



Is this a sensitive topic for you?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 22, 2009, 10:50:52 PM

We watched Ghostbusters last night, on a whim (thank you, Netfix Instant Play), and Boyfriend couldn't get over how much of a jerk Peter Venkman was.  He theorized that Bill Murray played pretty much only jerks up until Groundhog Day, and nicer people after.   When I asked why, he guessed it was because of his age.   I'm not sure if that means that as Murray got older playing a jerk seemed less attractive, or whether movie makers are less likely to cast older people as jerks.  Or maybe it's a crap theory.  I don't know, we were drinking last night. 

I think Murray inadvertently typecast himself by accepting roles that were naturals for him- and the audience to receive him - the sloppy quirky SNL alumni.  He played basically the same character in Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and flopped during a dramatic adaptation of Maugham's The Razors Edge filmed during the same period, which he co-wrote the screen stuff.  Ghostbusters was done in trade, to acquire financing for Razors Edge.  After that, he apparently used the personal failure as a reason to disappear for a while, and studied philosophy at the Sorbonne.  (note that his IRL moves closely followed the bearded Larry character in Razor's Edge, whom he played, dropping out of life for a while to find himself in Europe).

Re-emerging from that period, he gravitated towards more serious roles, even if they were comedy.  Groundhog Day and What About Bob were both about good-hearted men who become unstable in a stable world - both of those movies could have easily become dark without the goofy-happy Murray.  I think whats really cool for him is he was finally accepted as a serious actor in Lost In Translation - which should be noted that it carries that Razor theme of a man out of his element - an unhappy movie star in Japan doing work as a shill, still learning about life, and trying to find happiness. 

So, I think the thing about playing the grubby sneering roach became less appealing to him, as he matured as an actor and a person. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on September 23, 2009, 12:14:25 AM
Has anybody seen any of the following movies?

Hostel 1, or 2
Saw 1, 2, or 3
Wolf Creek
The Descent
The Devil's Rejects

I've never been big into horror, having a far too active imagination-- seriously.  Didn't even see Friday the 13th until I was 25.  But after reading a lot of reviews here (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/entertainment.htm), here (http://campblood.org/Reviews/Reviews%20Page.htm), and here (http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/horrors/) I'm wondering if I ought to start.  Just put Wolf Creek on the Netflix queue. 

Hostels= great
Descent=OK, a few, oh come on.....moments
Devil's rejects= gotta see 1000 corpses first. The characters are developed there and it is way more fun to see what happens next. You may find yourself being sympathetic for the evil mass murdering family. good times
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on September 23, 2009, 04:19:10 AM
_Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel_

Serious SciFi on a budget. Surprisingly good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Zhwazi on September 23, 2009, 04:36:39 AM
I watched 9.

Shit sucks. No flow to it. It was like watching three episodes of a crappy show back to back (i.e. the primary problem in the movie got solved twice, and each time they created a new one). The writing was halfassed.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ciscokid1024 on September 23, 2009, 03:20:44 PM
I watched 9 last night and all I can say is "meh." It was slow and ultimately kinda pointless. I guess I just don't get it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on September 23, 2009, 07:54:52 PM
I watched 9 last night and all I can say is "meh." It was slow and ultimately kinda pointless. I guess I just don't get it.

From the previews, it looked really bad.  I'm glad I've confirmed that before potentially wasting any of my own money to see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Libertarianssuck on September 23, 2009, 07:59:13 PM
I watched 9 last night and all I can say is "meh." It was slow and ultimately kinda pointless. I guess I just don't get it.

From the previews, it looked really bad.  I'm glad I've confirmed that before potentially wasting any of my own money to see it.

Yea seriously. My buddy was excited when he saw the previews but I didn't find any appeal at all. Good to know before he forced me to see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 23, 2009, 08:25:10 PM
I watched 9 last night and all I can say is "meh." It was slow and ultimately kinda pointless. I guess I just don't get it.

From the previews, it looked really bad.  I'm glad I've confirmed that before potentially wasting any of my own money to see it.

Yea seriously. My buddy was excited when he saw the previews but I didn't find any appeal at all. Good to know before he forced me to see it.

I watched the original movie (its much shorter) a significant time ago and enjoyed it (though I barely remember it now) and so once I find a quality version online I'll watch it. I hear it doesnt have much of a real plot, a mild climax, and very little of a conclusion. I do like animations though.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Libertarianssuck on September 23, 2009, 08:27:08 PM
I like animation but only with good plots. Idk I'm kinda big on plots.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on September 23, 2009, 08:36:23 PM
I watched 9 last night and all I can say is "meh." It was slow and ultimately kinda pointless. I guess I just don't get it.

From the previews, it looked really bad.  I'm glad I've confirmed that before potentially wasting any of my own money to see it.

Yea seriously. My buddy was excited when he saw the previews but I didn't find any appeal at all. Good to know before he forced me to see it.

I watched the original movie (its much shorter) a significant time ago and enjoyed it (though I barely remember it now) and so once I find a quality version online I'll watch it. I hear it doesnt have much of a real plot, a mild climax, and very little of a conclusion. I do like animations though.

See, I'm strongly biased against animated movies, so they've got to be really good to make up for their inherent inferiority in my mind ;)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 23, 2009, 08:39:24 PM
Anyone here a fan of The Dark Crystal?  Its not animated (puppetry) but its one of my favorite movies.

My favorite animation I believe is The Hobbit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on September 23, 2009, 10:09:18 PM
I just saw Johnny Got His Gun.


Good flick.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The Green Bastard on September 23, 2009, 10:30:32 PM
THX1138
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 24, 2009, 12:33:28 AM
THX1138
Watching it now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 24, 2009, 05:27:04 AM
Followed  up with Ponyo on the Cliff.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 28, 2009, 03:48:06 PM
Tunnel Rats: Like Saw, but held during the Vietnam War.
Inglorious Basterds: An excellent movie! Alternative history meant that unlike other war films, the ending could be anything!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on September 28, 2009, 03:55:32 PM
Watched Bottle Shock yesterday while folding & ironing laundry.
One of those films you start watching because of _______ on the cast list, that turns out to be pretty darn good.
In this case, _________ was Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman.

[youtube=425,350]DYs0kblXToA[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on September 28, 2009, 04:22:36 PM
In this case, _________ was Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman.

Yep, got it from Netflix because of Rickman. While the ending was predictable, I thought getting there was fun.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 28, 2009, 06:10:49 PM
Bucket List.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 30, 2009, 01:36:40 AM
The Wrester. The main character reminded me of Sweetums when he was running. Also, he should have died at the end. It actually would have been more epic.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 30, 2009, 01:37:52 AM
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/thumb/5/5c/Miltonberle.jpg/300px-Miltonberle.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on September 30, 2009, 01:42:32 AM
The Wrester. The main character reminded me of Sweetums when he was running. Also, he should have died at the end. It actually would have been more epic.

How do you know he didn't?

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 30, 2009, 01:55:43 AM
The Wrester. The main character reminded me of Sweetums when he was running. Also, he should have died at the end. It actually would have been more epic.

How do you know he didn't?

I assume he didnt, because after he was looking like he was having a heart attack (like he did in the woods) he pulled through and was acting fine for awhile. No wincing or anything.  The whole jumping thing was cool, but I feel it would have been better if he actually fainted.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on October 02, 2009, 02:32:05 PM
The Wrester. The main character reminded me of Sweetums when he was running. Also, he should have died at the end. It actually would have been more epic.

How do you know he didn't?



I saw it a while ago but, got the impression he died.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on October 02, 2009, 02:40:08 PM
I saw Surrogates with the girlfriend the other night.  It was good, but not as good as I expected.  The obvious parallels to Second Life and the internets are obvious.  I enjoyed it though, there was some good action sequences and Bruce Willis is still an old badass.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on October 02, 2009, 02:48:03 PM
I saw Surrogates with the girlfriend the other night.  It was good, but not as good as I expected.  The obvious parallels to Second Life and the internets are obvious.  I enjoyed it though, there was some good action sequences and Bruce Willis is still an old badass.

It was good for an action movie, not so much for a sci-fi. Basically 2nd Life meets I Robot.  Zombieland looks fun.  I watched The Land that Time Forgot and giggled through it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Libertarianssuck on October 02, 2009, 02:48:47 PM
I saw Gamer which wasn't all that bad imo. Some bad acting and not enough character development.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on October 07, 2009, 10:10:36 PM
Zombieland. A fun zombie movie. Exactly what it looks like from commercials.

Now to watch either Anonymous Rex (I like dinosaurs), Kat Williams Pimpadelic (he doesnt lie to his kid about Santa, and he is pretty wise), or 9 (I'm trying to find a decent version, usually animations come out great in pirated versions but this is too dark).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on October 11, 2009, 11:40:05 PM
We watched a French film tonight: District B13, or Banlieue 13 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414852/).  Not to be confused with District 9, it's about a ghetto war in Paris set in the future.  Lots of chasing, and guns, and jumping from buildings onto other buildings, with a definite anti-government element-- not to give too much away.  I dug it. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on October 11, 2009, 11:47:46 PM
I've been putting on rips of cool shit for the kiddos, stuff from The Vault. 

I most recently showed The Dark Knight, so they could witness the awesomeness of Ledger's Joker.

I also ran Airplane!  and The Jerk. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on October 12, 2009, 08:40:10 AM
I watched Couples Retreat last night.  It was pretty disappointing.  It was like two movies: one serious and one funny.  The serious movie sucked and dragged down the funny movie.  What you see in the previews is as good as the movie gets.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on October 12, 2009, 10:44:26 AM
The Messengers. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a generous 12%.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on October 12, 2009, 03:03:03 PM
I watched Zombieland with my sister and we both were cracking up the whole time. I loved the BM cameo. I thought the main character was too much like Paulie Bleeker from Juno. All in all it was a really fun movie. Thumbs up.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on October 12, 2009, 05:33:11 PM
Watched the original Brewster's Millions (1945) with the kids.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037557/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037557/)
I saw it as a kid, but didn't remember much about it, beyond liking it better than the remake.
Was going to watch just a few minutes, waiting for Phineas & Ferb time, but the kids asked me not to change it.

Was super cool to spend a Saturday morning watching a movie with my kids that I probably watched on a Saturday morning with my mom or grandma.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The Green Bastard on October 20, 2009, 11:27:13 PM
"The Wind That Shakes the Barley"

It gives a good glimpse of how life would be living in a country that is occupied by another.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on October 22, 2009, 10:51:39 AM
Here's an interesting endorsement of "The Dutchess"

http://mises.org/story/3763

Gotta look that one up.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on October 23, 2009, 10:37:10 PM
12 Monkeys    , again:   Always good.

Margret at the wedding: Like a stranger telling you about their friends cousins neighbors high school reunion. worthless

The Proposal: Laughed out loud over and over. Used rewind several times.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on October 24, 2009, 11:01:47 AM
Here's an interesting endorsement of "The Dutchess"

http://mises.org/story/3763

Gotta look that one up.

That article tells a story that you don't really get much of in the movie.  The movie revolves almost entirely around her relationships and personal life, not her public life, accomplishments, etc.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on October 25, 2009, 03:31:50 PM
Here's an interesting endorsement of "The Dutchess"

http://mises.org/story/3763

Gotta look that one up.

That article tells a story that you don't really get much of in the movie.  The movie revolves almost entirely around her relationships and personal life, not her public life, accomplishments, etc.

Oh bummer. What a shame. Looks like room for a remake!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on October 25, 2009, 04:09:10 PM
Here's an interesting endorsement of "The Dutchess"

http://mises.org/story/3763

Gotta look that one up.

That article tells a story that you don't really get much of in the movie.  The movie revolves almost entirely around her relationships and personal life, not her public life, accomplishments, etc.

Oh bummer. What a shame. Looks like room for a remake!

I wouldn't worry about it too much.  Keira Knightly is always fun to watch :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: tanstaafl1981 on October 25, 2009, 07:19:15 PM
Where the Wild Things Are.

did not enjoy.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on October 25, 2009, 10:53:56 PM
Where the Wild Things Are.

did not enjoy.

Whaaaaat.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on October 25, 2009, 11:17:30 PM
Last night we watched a German film, Mostly Martha, recommended by someone my wife works with. I liked it better than I thought I would.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on October 26, 2009, 12:54:18 AM
Milk.  Twice. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on October 31, 2009, 07:36:09 PM
I watched Trick r Treat (http://campblood.org/Newblog/?p=881) today while carving pumpkins.  I don't know much about horror, but thought it was awesome.  Had some twists I definitely wasn't expecting and some serious brutality.  It's based on a graphic novel by the same name, and had a comic-y element to it.  The kind of movie with different vignettes and a later discovery of how they intertwine, cleverly.  Recommended. 

Also, life is really rough in a horror movie if you're even vaguely unpleasant, isn't it? 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on October 31, 2009, 07:49:48 PM
Some guy turned the game Wing Commander 3 and 4 into movies, and it was pretty well done.  I watched em, and it made me want to play those games again.   I gotta get my old 3do from my parent's house with the joystick so I can replay them.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on November 01, 2009, 02:51:45 PM
The Thing. (the second version)

Just as good as the story!

I hear the original version was lame propaganda with a frankenstein like monster.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 01, 2009, 03:02:48 PM
The Thing. (the second version)

Just as good as the story!

I hear the original version was lame propaganda with a frankenstein like monster.

Is this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/) the first or second version?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on November 01, 2009, 05:42:50 PM
The Thing. (the second version)

Just as good as the story!

I hear the original version was lame propaganda with a frankenstein like monster.

Is this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/) the first or second version?

Second.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 01, 2009, 06:46:51 PM
The Thing. (the second version)

Just as good as the story!

I hear the original version was lame propaganda with a frankenstein like monster.

Is this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/) the first or second version?

Second.

Thanks.  That move scared the crap out of me when I saw it for the first time in 2003, so I had to watch it another few times to get the scariness out and the comedy in.   Now it scares me and cracks me up at the same time.   
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on November 01, 2009, 11:19:00 PM
Scotland PA
 
has anyone scene this? Damn its great.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on November 01, 2009, 11:30:52 PM
The Thing. (the second version)

Just as good as the story!

I hear the original version was lame propaganda with a frankenstein like monster.

Is this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/) the first or second version?

Second.

Thanks.  That move scared the crap out of me when I saw it for the first time in 2003, so I had to watch it another few times to get the scariness out and the comedy in.   Now it scares me and cracks me up at the same time.   

I liked it a whole lot and was glad it met my expectations.  Why did I watch it? I was getting in a Halloween mood and it was #1 on someones top 100 scariest horror movies or something like that.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on November 02, 2009, 09:20:36 AM
I watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall last night and thought it was pretty good.  It managed to convey real, harsh emotions in a comedic way and the viewer is also left confused throughout most of the movie as to how it's going to (or should) end...much like the main character.

I recommend it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on November 02, 2009, 01:42:49 PM
_Watchmen_

Finished it this morning.

Beware, not kid friendly at all. Damn good film.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: fatcat on November 02, 2009, 04:27:18 PM
(http://www.twentysevenviews.com/images/films/thehost03.jpg)

Gweomul (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/).

genre bending korean monster/comedy/drama lovelyness.

a story of an eccentric/under achieving family fighting two monsters, one being the river monster thingie on the movie cover, and the other being the infuriatingly inept and bureaucratic korean government, which seems more interested in spinning PR than catching the monster.

a movie as adept at pulling heart strings as making you laugh, very interesting to see a director take the "monster runs amok" trope, and take it to a depth of meaning and emotion uncommon to the sub-genre.

Unfortunately marketed as a straight up monster blockbuster outside of korea, so hasn't really got the international attention it deserves.

Bit dissapointed its the highest grossing korean film of all time though, kind of takes some of the niche charm out of it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on November 04, 2009, 03:43:58 PM
Watching Lara Croft - Tomb Raider with one of the kidlets.
Younger son finished his prime/composite math homework in record time, so I'm making an exception to the no afterschool TV rule.

I'm chopping apples and picking through cranberries, so have been more listening than watching... and, was asked the question "Hey! Mom! Isn't that the annoying guy from Red Dwarf?" I looked up, and there was Chris Barrie.

Not only did we spend the entire walk home from school going through prime numbers up to 409, he also spotted Rimmer... I'm so proud of B2 today.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on November 05, 2009, 07:48:24 AM
Sleep Dealers.  It's pretty good.  Much of it is in Spanish as it is a Mexican movie, but there is some English and subtitles are available.  It was very well done in my opinion.  I definitely recommend it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 08, 2009, 11:06:05 PM
We watched Primer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390384/) last night.  Thought it was quite good, though the ending was ambiguous and I'm not quite sure I understood it.   Think I'll need to watch it again and digest....not drunk, this time. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on November 08, 2009, 11:21:48 PM
Ghost Rider. Fun, and forgettable.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on November 09, 2009, 12:38:52 AM
Paranormal Activities. Scared the shit out me.

Now there are two, PA and The Exorcist.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 09, 2009, 01:39:02 PM
Via Netflix: "This Filthy World."  A stage show by John Waters.  Highlight: he describes what creeps him  out. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Dewars on November 09, 2009, 04:38:02 PM
Went to see The Men Who Stare At Goats last night.  Good book, stupid movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 09, 2009, 06:21:02 PM
Also via Netflix: "Inside Deep Throat."

In a movie that lasted an hour and a half, there was maybe 10 minutes devoted to the fact that Linda Lovelace alleged that her sex scenes were non-consensual.  Her interview time as compared to that of the director, male actor, producer, site host and other talking heads was probably 5%.  

I would say it was about 95% freedom of speech, 5% "Was this right/did it make sense/was it actually rape on film."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on November 10, 2009, 02:37:27 PM
Last night we watched the excellent The Visitor, which has a strong libertarian theme of social tolerance and the inhumanity of immigration laws. The 1998 film won numerous awards, and is rated 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Visitor_(2008_film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Visitor_(2008_film))
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: fatcat on November 10, 2009, 03:50:59 PM
Also via Netflix: "Inside Deep Throat."

Is there any prefix of Deep Throat that doesn't still sound like a porn?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on November 11, 2009, 08:06:13 AM
Also via Netflix: "Inside Deep Throat."

Is there any prefix of Deep Throat that doesn't still sound like a porn?

No.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on November 11, 2009, 08:17:02 AM
Zombie Strippers.

legit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 15, 2009, 01:04:35 AM
I didn't know exactly where to put this, but thought it was fun:

[youtube=425,350]0wMhd5S7jJo[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on November 15, 2009, 01:07:39 AM
Let The Right One In

Just about the most interesting vampire movie I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on November 15, 2009, 01:11:37 AM
Quote
In a movie that lasted an hour and a half, there was maybe 10 minutes devoted to the fact that Linda Lovelace alleged that her sex scenes were non-consensual.  Her interview time as compared to that of the director, male actor, producer, site host and other talking heads was probably 5%. 

I would say it was about 95% freedom of speech, 5% "Was this right/did it make sense/was it actually rape on film."

I might have watched that. Might have been a different film. In an interview with her after the film was made she spoke about how proud she was about doing the film. It wasnt until after someone or other convinced her that porn was bad that she started claiming that it wasnt consensual.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: cavalier973 on November 15, 2009, 02:33:22 AM
Just finished "Duck Soup" on Youtube...I think that it's the funniest MB movie, but I still consider "Animal Crackers" my favorite.  I found a book at the library once that was simply the script of "Animal Crackers", and couldn't quit laughing at it.

Is there any question that the Marx Brothers are funnier than the Three Stooges?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 15, 2009, 10:53:30 AM
I might have watched that. Might have been a different film. In an interview with her after the film was made she spoke about how proud she was about doing the film. It wasnt until after someone or other convinced her that porn was bad that she started claiming that it wasnt consensual.

That was my suspicion, but I was bothered that the documentary didn't really discuss that.  They just kind of skated by the issue. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: gibson042 on November 15, 2009, 10:54:23 AM
Just finished "Duck Soup" on Youtube...I think that it's the funniest MB movie, but I still consider "Animal Crackers" my favorite.  I found a book at the library once that was simply the script of "Animal Crackers", and couldn't quit laughing at it.

Is there any question that the Marx Brothers are funnier than the Three Stooges?

Actually, I didn't like Duck Soup—but still agree that the Marx Brothers beat the Three Stooges any day.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on November 15, 2009, 03:07:49 PM
I watched S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine.  It's a documentary, but worth watching.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on November 16, 2009, 12:36:06 AM
http://www.tomwans.com/video/7d18d6dcdf971ccaefca3f1f76a80ceb/SAW_VI#
Watching the new saw movie. Ugh, dont know if I can stomach it to tell you the truth.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: cavalier973 on November 16, 2009, 12:42:19 AM
I didn't see it recently, but I really, really liked Serenity.  If you haven't seen the tv show it's based on, you can catch 5 episodes of it on hulu.com:

http://www.hulu.com/firefly

apparently, hulu is rolling through the season (there was only 1 season of the show), dropping the earliest show and adding the latest.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on November 16, 2009, 04:15:38 AM
That sounds good. I've some of the movie I think.

Watching "Cape Fear (1991)" on Youtube though now.  Be warned: youtube is missing part 8.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on November 17, 2009, 07:23:41 PM
Currently watching The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (instant play on Netflix)

It's made by Canadians and focused mainly on British Columbia, but so far is a really good documentary on marijuana, laws against it, how grow ops are run, etc. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on November 17, 2009, 08:35:46 PM
2012. Better than I expected.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on November 17, 2009, 10:48:17 PM
Coming to America

Effing great comedy!

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Sexual Chocolate!!!
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Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on November 18, 2009, 12:10:43 AM
GREAT movie.  I gotta re-watch it now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on November 20, 2009, 12:24:55 AM
Pirate Radio.

Very nice. Good tunes, good comedy, made me LOL in parts, very good cause to get behind civil disobedience wise.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on November 26, 2009, 12:08:30 AM
A sort of documentary of Harry Crews..

clip...

[youtube=425,350]8OPAWXAAi_4[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on November 26, 2009, 01:31:07 AM
I love Flannery :)

The whole story in 10 minutes-
[youtube=425,350]3-vyUQx5Yss[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on November 27, 2009, 03:21:04 AM
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


--

My girlies never saw this.  I'm running totally cool movies for them, when they're around.  Depp was awesome.  I like Johnny Depp, he makes me laugh in the way he takes on a role.  Obviously, check the avatar. 

I love the way he went all jerky in it.  Its a fucking brilliant juxtaposition to the rest of the horde. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on November 27, 2009, 10:34:46 AM
To Catch a Thief

Was loads of fun. Can't believe I didn't watch it years ago.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on November 27, 2009, 04:17:43 PM
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

It was an ugly lefty socialist hack job of a pretty good original.  How bad was it?  The earth doesn't stand still in the middle of the plot, and really has no part in the plot at all.  Apparently the writers thought they had to put it somewhere, so they put it at the end--a sort of afterthought, or "timeout" for the audience to absorb their superior leftist message (which is, that property is theft, etc. "The Earth is not yours.")
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on November 27, 2009, 04:50:44 PM
But I'm A Cheerleader . . .


Bizarre movie. It reminded me of something they'd show on TVO.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on November 28, 2009, 06:32:33 AM
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

It was an ugly lefty socialist hack job of a pretty good original.  How bad was it?  The earth doesn't stand still in the middle of the plot, and really has no part in the plot at all.  Apparently the writers thought they had to put it somewhere, so they put it at the end--a sort of afterthought, or "timeout" for the audience to absorb their superior leftist message (which is, that property is theft, etc. "The Earth is not yours.")

Good description.  That movie was horrible.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on November 30, 2009, 09:15:13 AM
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

...(which is, that property is theft, etc. "The Earth is not yours.")

The original was pretty good.

"Destroy yourselves, fine. But you will NOT take us with you."

Unfortunately, it relied upon Plato's Philosopher Kings, in the "person" of Gort, the infalable all-powerful robot.

That was back when people thought the universe was contracting. Now that "we" see it as expanding, the basic argument fails.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on November 30, 2009, 02:43:24 PM
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

...(which is, that property is theft, etc. "The Earth is not yours.")

The original was pretty good.

"Destroy yourselves, fine. But you will NOT take us with you."

Unfortunately, it relied upon Plato's Philosopher Kings, in the "person" of Gort, the infalable all-powerful robot.

That was back when people thought the universe was contracting. Now that "we" see it as expanding, the basic argument fails.

A more fun libertarian variation would be an extremely powerful group who sold their services as a private security guard who would, as part of a subscription service, protect you from aggression by any other person or group. They would have clauses in their contracts exempting you from protection where there in situations where you were the aggressor. "We have come to your planet to enforce liberty for those who are willing to pay for our service".
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on November 30, 2009, 04:02:52 PM
From the last few comments, I'm going to continue avoiding the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.
I'm not opposed to giving remakes a chance, but it sounds like I'm not going to be missing much.

We watched The Devil & Daniel Webster (1941) Saturday night, with the kidlets. On a bit of an AMC/TCM kick around here.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on November 30, 2009, 05:17:14 PM
The Blind Side.

Really good movie. Not as much about football as previews show.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on November 30, 2009, 05:34:29 PM
From the last few comments, I'm going to continue avoiding the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.
I'm not opposed to giving remakes a chance, but it sounds like I'm not going to be missing much.

We watched The Devil & Daniel Webster (1941) Saturday night, with the kidlets. On a bit of an AMC/TCM kick around here.
Yeah in this case the remake really is A LOT worse than the original.  Hell I thought even Invasion of the Pod People was better done.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on November 30, 2009, 06:01:55 PM
Angels and Demons. It was silly. And, after awhile, tiring.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on November 30, 2009, 07:00:39 PM
Angels and Demons. It was silly. And, after awhile, tiring.

No wonder Netflix gave it 3 stars.

I'm learning to trust Netflix star ratings.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on November 30, 2009, 08:27:04 PM
Angels and Demons. It was silly. And, after awhile, tiring.

I watched that yesterday also. It's hard to put such an involved story into a movie. It makes people's motives seem much shallower. I liked the way the movie handled the assassin guy though. He was a badass without being too over-the-top.

As always, the book was much better... although it wasn't a fantastic book either.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on November 30, 2009, 11:09:32 PM
I watched Richard III (1995).  Ian McKellan is awesome
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 06, 2009, 07:29:38 AM
Born In East LA

Hilarious!

"So I figured out what was wrong with your car, your woofers were blown, ever had your woofers blown before?"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on December 06, 2009, 07:32:05 AM
I watched Richard III (1995).  Ian McKellan is awesome

That was listed in the movies for the mexican dude with the rugged face. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 06, 2009, 07:38:41 AM
Interview With The Vampire
Eddie Izzard: Definite Article
Men in Black
Underworld 3

Netflix instant watch will be my demise.  

In other news, Underworld 3 was actually better than 2, if you like that sort of thing.  
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on December 06, 2009, 08:03:43 AM

Netflix instant watch will be my demise.  


Probly a phase with the new speaks and all.

I got a pair of cheapos last year and blitzed through all 87 hours of The Sopranos.  It was like a whole new world opened up, after being stuck in laptop ShitSound 2.bleh
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 06, 2009, 08:09:11 AM
Horale Vato Was Sappeneen?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cHXJ8sGiuw

[youtube=425,350]0cHXJ8sGiuw[/youtube]
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 06, 2009, 11:26:42 AM
Canadian Bacon.  The only half decent movie made by Michael Moore.  Hilarious, but Moore is still a jackass.  I still laugh my ass off at this movie.  Moore is still a jackass.  I still laugh my ass off.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 07, 2009, 12:50:37 PM
anyone seen The Road? I'm reading the book right now and just realized there is a movie about it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on December 07, 2009, 07:16:40 PM
Interview With The Vampire
Eddie Izzard: Definite Article
Men in Black
Underworld 3

Netflix instant watch will be my demise.  

In other news, Underworld 3 was actually better than 2, if you like that sort of thing.  

Do you have a job?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 08, 2009, 09:05:30 AM
Powder Blue.

It's like they wanted to make something like Crash, but failed.  A bunch of bigger named actors in it.  Jessica Beil strip dancing, yes you see full frontal, and she is hot.  That ended up being the most redeeming part of the movie for me though.  Not much too it.  Just about how shitty city life in LA is. 


Had to watch Tremors afterwards so I could actually enjoy watching a movie, even if it is a bad one.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 08, 2009, 09:31:46 PM
Had to watch Tremors afterwards so I could actually enjoy watching a movie, even if it is a bad one.

Heh, I've always liked that movie.  It might be bad, but it's fun. 

Watching Teeth (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article93.htm) now.   Umm, you male types might want to skip it.  In fact, I'm not sure I'm going to make it all of the way through.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 08, 2009, 10:41:24 PM
Had to watch Tremors afterwards so I could actually enjoy watching a movie, even if it is a bad one.

Heh, I've always liked that movie.  It might be bad, but it's fun. 

Watching Teeth (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article93.htm) now.   Umm, you male types might want to skip it.  In fact, I'm not sure I'm going to make it all of the way through.
I first saw an ad for that movie and thought it was a fake.  I couldn't believe that it was actually being made into a real movie.  When I saw the movie on bit torrent a year or so later I had to download it just because of the absurdity of the concept.  Movie was horrible, but I have shared it with friends who enjoy absurd shit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 08, 2009, 10:58:27 PM
Had to watch Tremors afterwards so I could actually enjoy watching a movie, even if it is a bad one.

Heh, I've always liked that movie.  It might be bad, but it's fun. 

Watching Teeth (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article93.htm) now.   Umm, you male types might want to skip it.  In fact, I'm not sure I'm going to make it all of the way through.
I first saw an ad for that movie and thought it was a fake.  I couldn't believe that it was actually being made into a real movie.  When I saw the movie on bit torrent a year or so later I had to download it just because of the absurdity of the concept.  Movie was horrible, but I have shared it with friends who enjoy absurd shit.

I thought it was alternately funny and horrifying. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The Green Bastard on December 08, 2009, 11:25:35 PM
A Boy and His Dog.

awesome....
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 08, 2009, 11:26:26 PM
A Boy and His Dog.

awesome....
Def awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on December 09, 2009, 02:00:11 PM
A Boy and His Dog.

awesome....
Def awesome.
YES
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on December 09, 2009, 02:13:29 PM
Deeply

It was different.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on December 10, 2009, 06:15:25 PM
GI Joe. I expected utter crap and was pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 10, 2009, 06:17:25 PM
War and Peace
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on December 10, 2009, 07:35:58 PM
GI Joe. I expected utter crap and was pleasantly surprised.

Same here. Saw it last week with kidlets. Used to watch the cartoon, a very long time ago. The movie was kind of like a fun, grown-up version of that.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on December 11, 2009, 01:18:13 AM
anyone seen The Road? I'm reading the book right now and just realized there is a movie about it.

Great book (but too short!). I started a thread here axin' the peeps where it's playing and I think only one person said it was showing in their town..
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on December 11, 2009, 07:53:32 AM
GI Joe.
Used to watch the cartoon, a very long time ago. The movie was kind of like a fun, grown-up version of that.

Maybe they figured out that their audience, you know, kind of, like, grew up?

The one thing that really disgusted me about the cartoon was that they all could shoot, and shoot, and shoot, and hit nothing but hardware.

In a universe like that, a set of brass knuckles could defeat entire armies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on December 11, 2009, 09:28:53 AM
I watched Letting Go of God, which is basically a 2-hour monologue about a woman's conversion from Catholicism to Atheism, precipitated by a visit from two Mormon missionaries.  It was on Showtime, and it was very good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on December 11, 2009, 01:50:46 PM
from Catholicism to Atheism, precipitated by a visit from two Mormon missionaries.

I am suddenly reminded of "Scared Straight."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 11, 2009, 02:03:27 PM
anyone seen The Road? I'm reading the book right now and just realized there is a movie about it.

Great book (but too short!). I started a thread here axin' the peeps where it's playing and I think only one person said it was showing in their town..

Yeah, really good book. The closest place playing it is about 30 miles from me. Maybe I'll make the trip. I want to see how it is portrayed on film while the book is still fresh in my mind.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 11, 2009, 02:52:40 PM
I watched Letting Go of God, which is basically a 2-hour monologue about a woman's conversion from Catholicism to Atheism, precipitated by a visit from two Mormon missionaries.  It was on Showtime, and it was very good.

Julia Sweeney.  In addition to being funny, it's about the least offensive account of conversion to atheism I've ever heard.  If atheists get tired of letting Richard Dawkins the rottweiler be their unofficial spokesperson, Julia Sweeney would do the job well. 

She also did stage shows about when her brother died of cancer (God Said Ha!) and the process of adopting a daughter (In the Family Way), but I'm pretty sure those are both audiobooks only. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on December 12, 2009, 08:44:21 AM
from Catholicism to Atheism, precipitated by a visit from two Mormon missionaries.

I am suddenly reminded of "Scared Straight."

Yeah, that's a pretty good analogy :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 12, 2009, 01:29:55 PM
Hitchhiker's Guide
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 12, 2009, 01:57:23 PM
Darkness Falls (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0282209/l).  It's a silly movie, and I don't mean that in a good way.  
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on December 12, 2009, 02:13:16 PM
Hitchhiker's Guide
New or old version?

The old version has more mistakes (like seeing zaphod's "puppeteer" repeatedly) but I like it better.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 12, 2009, 02:25:21 PM
Hitchhiker's Guide
New or old version?

The old version has more mistakes (like seeing zaphod's "puppeteer" repeatedly) but I like it better.
New.  I wasn't aware of an old version, now I gotta hunt it down and download it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on December 12, 2009, 03:30:18 PM
Hitchhiker's Guide
The old version has more mistakes (like seeing zaphod's "puppeteer" repeatedly) but I like it better.
New.  I wasn't aware of an old version, now I gotta hunt it down and download it.

Much lower budget, but because of that they had to rely on story rather than special effects.

Much like Dr. Who.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on December 12, 2009, 07:41:36 PM
I just watched The Wrestler, and while it's a "good movie", it just wasn't my thing.  It's got a very sad ending (but also simultaneously proud and apathetic).  The movie is about an old, washed-up wrestler's (of the fake variety) now-fucked up life and how the last things in it that keep him from giving up living don't work out for some reason or another.  I'm glad that I watched it, but it's not something I'm interested in seeing again.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on December 12, 2009, 09:11:32 PM
2012.  But it was stupid. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on December 12, 2009, 09:51:07 PM
2012.  But it was stupid. 

Were you surprised?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on December 13, 2009, 12:03:45 AM
Santa's Slay

Santa is actually a ancient demon forced to be good for 1000 years.. and that 1000 years ends today.

Starring Bill Goldberg (From the WWE) as Santa, Dave "Doug McKenzie" Thomas, and Robert Culp.

The first 5 minutes are worth the rental alone...  Santa offs Chris Kattan, Fran Drescher and James Caan.

Fun cheesey B horror film.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Squid on December 13, 2009, 02:03:09 AM
Invictus. I'm a huge rugby fan and my 2 favorite teams are the All blacks and the Springboks. I liked it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on December 13, 2009, 08:46:34 AM
2012.  But it was stupid. 

Were you surprised?

I didn't know.  I hadn't seen any trailers, reviews, or heard anything about it.  I don't watch much TV or pay attention to what movies are out. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: NHArticleTen on December 13, 2009, 08:49:03 AM
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/044684.html
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on December 14, 2009, 01:00:48 AM
dead snow

i was not impressed with the nazi zombies...... the nazi zombies were much better in shockwaves. i don't even think these dead snow guys really ate anyone............ boooooooooooo
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 14, 2009, 11:40:15 PM
Europa, Europa.  Damn what a powerful fucking movie.  Insane.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 14, 2009, 11:42:29 PM
dead snow

i was not impressed with the nazi zombies...... the nazi zombies were much better in shockwaves. i don't even think these dead snow guys really ate anyone............ boooooooooooo
Still sounds like a badass movie.  Anything with Nazi Zombies is awesome.


Downloading now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on December 15, 2009, 01:19:10 AM
dead snow

i was not impressed with the nazi zombies...... the nazi zombies were much better in shockwaves. i don't even think these dead snow guys really ate anyone............ boooooooooooo
Still sounds like a badass movie.  Anything with Nazi Zombies is awesome.


Downloading now.

it was somewhat entertaining but this is my all time fave dead nazi flick
(http://blogs.ink19.com/strokeofmidnight/files/2008/09/waves60.jpg)

maybe its just because John Carradine gets killed by Zombies...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 15, 2009, 01:29:32 AM
dead snow

i was not impressed with the nazi zombies...... the nazi zombies were much better in shockwaves. i don't even think these dead snow guys really ate anyone............ boooooooooooo
Still sounds like a badass movie.  Anything with Nazi Zombies is awesome.


Downloading now.

it was somewhat entertaining but this is my all time fave dead nazi flick
(http://blogs.ink19.com/strokeofmidnight/files/2008/09/waves60.jpg)

maybe its just because John Carradine gets killed by Zombies...
Definitely getting that one too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on December 15, 2009, 02:42:33 AM
Shock Waves DVD RIP: http://stagevu.com/video/zedfrlrommjv

(DivX)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on December 18, 2009, 04:29:01 AM
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter.

The plot is EXACTLY what you'd think it'd be about, and twice as awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 18, 2009, 09:39:46 PM
Candyman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103919/), because it was the next film to be talked about on the Filmsack (http://filmsack.wordpress.com/) podcast.  Better than I'd expected, actually, but a lot of reminders that it was made in 1992. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 19, 2009, 01:47:33 AM
'The Road' just started playing in my town this week. I'm going to see that, or Avatar this weekend, me thinks.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on December 19, 2009, 05:44:25 AM
Avatar.  Holy flippin hell the final battle scene was literally an hour long.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on December 19, 2009, 02:47:44 PM
Inglorious Bastards.

Not worth a ticket, gratuitously, pointlessly graphically bloody. Excellent acting, very unstable directing.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BonerJoe on December 19, 2009, 07:33:06 PM
Inglorious Bastards.

Not worth a ticket, gratuitously, pointlessly graphically bloody. Excellent acting, very unstable directing.

Fuck off.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on December 20, 2009, 03:27:17 AM
Oh, cool!  Its out on TPB.  DVD release 12/15

w0oT
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on December 20, 2009, 06:32:19 AM
Inglorious Bastards.

Not worth a ticket, gratuitously, pointlessly graphically bloody. Excellent acting, very unstable directing.
i enjoyed the gore...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 20, 2009, 12:47:12 PM
Avatar was great. Worth seeing in 3D.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on December 21, 2009, 03:45:13 AM
Inglorious Bastards.

Not worth a ticket, gratuitously, pointlessly graphically bloody. Excellent acting, very unstable directing.

Fuck off.

This.  Times a million.

It wasn't bloody.  It had blood, but it wasn't a gore-fest.  Coulda been a LOT bloodier.  It was reserved by Tarantino standards, he showed a great deal of restraint.  And the directing was excellent.  Good angles, good suspense, the proper pace for dialogue.  Subtleties, pause a beat to give dramatic impact.  It was just all around good.  Not fuckin great, but really really good.  

The sub-titles bugged me.  Coulda worked around that a little.  The Nazi Colonel was off the hook.  Pitt was interesting.  He's a quirky fucker, so I think he weirded it up on purpose to give his character some credibility.  If he went over the top like Southern Superman, it woulda wrecked it - and I'm certain thats how Quentin wrote it to begin with, he writes heros heroically.  

The face projected into the smoke was a brilliant touch.  And the Bowie tune! fuckin genius.  Breaking the period mystique.  Man, that was cool.  Not what I expected at all.  
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on December 21, 2009, 08:14:07 AM
- and I'm certain thats how Quentin wrote it to begin with, he writes heros heroically.

Ah! Now it all makes sense.

I hadn't remembered that it was a Quentin Tarantino movie. Then my statements stands.

He is able to get exquisite performances out of the actors. Always has. And then wastes it. Or maybe it's just because I haven't watched the movies while stoned, I've been told that helps.

Tarantino would make a wonderful assistant director.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 21, 2009, 12:57:54 PM
The Nazi Colonel was off the hook.  

I agree. He was my favorite part of the movie. So intelligent, polite, and refined, yet such an evil person.

It did bother me that the Jew 'Bastards' had such small parts though.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on December 21, 2009, 07:26:08 PM
The Nazi Colonel was off the hook.  

I agree. He was my favorite part of the movie. So intelligent, polite, and refined, yet such an evil person.



We haf a beengo!  *clapclapclap*

They must've been absolutely rolling  on the floor behind the camera. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on December 21, 2009, 08:06:05 PM
It did bother me that the Jew 'Bastards' had such small parts though.

ROFL.  :lol: This sentence is freaking hilarious out of context. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on December 21, 2009, 08:49:09 PM
Yeah, that was my problem with the movie.  The Nazi Jew killer was the only character I cared about.  And not that you can't make a movie about a good Nazi, but this guy wasn't good.
That and the ridiculous violence.  I mean, I enjoyed Reservoir Dogs but this was just silly and defied ALL logic.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Russell Griswold on December 21, 2009, 11:55:53 PM
2012










It sucked.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on December 22, 2009, 12:50:03 AM
...but this was just silly and defied ALL logic.

The historical backdrop does tend to blow some peoples minds.  People like their improbable fiction cut and dried.  Sorcerers, superheros, giant apes, one-man vigilantes, monsters, The Force, slashers.  Thats all good. 

Interestingly, he did give a few subtle clues to remind people it was fiction...  Like, in the opening sequence, it said "Once upon a time..."  You know what else begins with those words?  Hmmm?  Fairy tales!!  Yes, you knew that.  How fuckin silly of me to point that out.  And the big yellow splash during the intro of a character.  He's saying "Hello, just a quicky reminder, okay...  THIS IS A MOVIE DIRECTED BY QUENTIN TARANTINO, okay...?  and now we're gonna pound a Nazi with a baseball bat, in my MOVIE, which is fictional... okayyy??"  (Note, you must say that with Quentin's voice in your head)

I can just imagine the delight he must've taken in filming a completely different end of history.  Nobody ever  had the balls to tackle that shit in bigtime Hollywood, and he raced past it like "oh, heres that part..."  and kept on going at a hundred miles per hour, like it was nothing.  Fucking brilliant.  I'll bet if you measured the number of frames, the scene I speak of was probably the shortest cut in the whole movie. 

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on December 23, 2009, 03:45:34 AM
Well, perhaps I'm missing something, because the film was and is quite popular, even though I couldn't stand it.  I understand that it is 100% fictional, but the difference is most films, even Tarantino films, work within a framework of reality.  You set up a premise, (ie Star Wars--we are in the future and have developed space flight and discovered other life; the Matrix--every day life is really a dream for most people; even something as crazy as Kill Bill-most of the characters have incredible fighting skills and can perform some extreme and unrealistic fighting moves) and we accept that part of the fiction, but the rest of the movie follows basic plot rules.  Bill was predictably well protected from attack.  Han Solo's spaceship can break down.  When you are out of the matrix you are vulnerable.

But with Basterds, scene after scene was so incredibly unrealistic.  I think I would have enjoyed the movie if it didn't include the historical backdrop about Nazis and Hitler.  If it was just a story about group A sent out to kill group B.  Because the Nazis didn't behave like Nazis.  This could have easily been a Pulp Fiction like film where all the characters were just new characters and not pretending to be any historical event, and it would have been entertaining.  I saw this movie at the theater, and have forgotton many of my complaints, but to name a few, the shootout (including machine guns and grenades) of a room full of Nazis and Americans behind enemy lines in the basement club that didnt bring other troops even 10 minutes after the gunfire was over, the lack of any guards placed outside the movie theater when the Fuhrer and all top leadership was present, the complete ease with which the Basterds operated behind enemy lines without any fear or hardship, and other unrealism that just didn't jibe with WW2 really irked me.  That and the fact that the Americans and Nazis were both awful and there was no "good guy" at all in the film.  Now Valkyrie I did enjoy, and had some "good Nazis" or a guess good German military figures.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on December 23, 2009, 06:18:40 AM
Well, perhaps I'm missing something, because the film was and is quite popular, even though I couldn't stand it.  I understand that it is 100% fictional, but the difference is most films, even Tarantino films, work within a framework of reality.  You set up a premise, (ie Star Wars--we are in the future and have developed space flight and discovered other life; the Matrix--every day life is really a dream for most people; even something as crazy as Kill Bill-most of the characters have incredible fighting skills and can perform some extreme and unrealistic fighting moves) and we accept that part of the fiction, but the rest of the movie follows basic plot rules.  Bill was predictably well protected from attack.  Han Solo's spaceship can break down.  When you are out of the matrix you are vulnerable.

But with Basterds, scene after scene was so incredibly unrealistic.  I think I would have enjoyed the movie if it didn't include the historical backdrop about Nazis and Hitler.  If it was just a story about group A sent out to kill group B.  Because the Nazis didn't behave like Nazis.  This could have easily been a Pulp Fiction like film where all the characters were just new characters and not pretending to be any historical event, and it would have been entertaining.  I saw this movie at the theater, and have forgotton many of my complaints, but to name a few, the shootout (including machine guns and grenades) of a room full of Nazis and Americans behind enemy lines in the basement club that didnt bring other troops even 10 minutes after the gunfire was over, the lack of any guards placed outside the movie theater when the Fuhrer and all top leadership was present, the complete ease with which the Basterds operated behind enemy lines without any fear or hardship, and other unrealism that just didn't jibe with WW2 really irked me.  That and the fact that the Americans and Nazis were both awful and there was no "good guy" at all in the film.  Now Valkyrie I did enjoy, and had some "good Nazis" or a guess good German military figures.

You raise a good point about the guards at the theater.  I noticed that right off, and it irked me too. 

The rest, not really so much.  The basement shootout, plausible.  Troops were spread pretty thin in occupied France.  Its fiction, I didn't mind some creative license with the travels and placement of a guerrilla troop.  Fact is, thats kinda how a guerrilla troop would work.  Clandestine, and pretty fuckin' ornery. 

It was a purposeful piece of the plot that there were no good guys.  Theres a pretty big statement, and the meaning of the title.  Dont'cha think its about time someone put that message on the screen?  Whats the one thing they always say about war?  The winner gets to write the history books, and paints itself as the good side.  War isn't glamorous or anything like that, its brutal.  Its a bunch of people killing each other. 

That was the reason for the movie within the movie, shown from the other side.  To show how sick and fucked up the opposite nation is when it roots for its side, cheering like a bunch of ugly retards at propagandized hero-worship shlock directed by Joseph Goebbels.  Quentin (I think) was saying "heres what you expected  to be watching"  but instead, the villains were watching it, and we watched the villains watching it.  Kinda fucked up.  And in Quentins movie, there was really no war at all.  There was gunfights, but no mechanized Private Ryan bombs-falling foxhole war.  Which to be honest, surprised me a little, until I saw where he was going with it. 

I don't mind saying, I'm not super-deep when it comes to movies.  I miss a LOT of shit, and I'm not what you'd call a film buff.  I know pretty much nothing about cinematography.  I'm a fan of certain people.  Tarantino is one of them, because he's quirky and he rubs my antenna the right way.  It just so happens, he makes movies.  And when he makes one, I try real hard to understand his message, because he's got some real interesting things to say. 

Another reason is the homage he pays to other films and directors, which seems to piss off the critics.  I like it, because its like an easter egg hunt, and it points me in some interesting directions to investigate films I'd never think of checking into.  He uses cool cameos, recycles actors from one film to the next.  Its just cool, to me, how shit pops up in his stuff.  Like in Hostel, which I think he executive produced (not directed) Pulp Fiction was playing on a television in the lobby when the tourists were checking in.  And in this Basterds, Harvey Keitel was the voice of the general on the radio, and Sam Jackson was the narrator.  With Quentin, there is always  an asterisk in the corner of the frame. 

I feel compelled to mention, I just finished watching Jackie Brown, cause I'm on a kick now....  I couldn't stop watching DeNiro.  Totally underrated performance by him in that.  He'd been in some of the most critically acclaimed performances of all time, by that stage of his career, and he stole every scene by frowning and nodding.  He was like a b-list shlub.  It was fuckin awesome. 

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on December 25, 2009, 01:47:42 AM
Jackie Brown is one of my all time favs.  I see what you are saying about the point Tarantino was trying to make about how everyone in war is evil, and you can certainly look at the characters and come to that conclusion, but the TONE of the movie didn't seem to say that at all.  And as I talked with my friends after the movie, it is not the opinion they got, they just enjoyed the bloody shootup and laughed at Hitler getting machine gunned in the face.  To me this was a complete lowbrow movie, and I found it rather disgusting.  Maybe I will rewatch it and see if my opinion changes.

I do wonder if anyone other than Tarantino put this movie out, if it would have been successful at all.  It is fairly common for successful authors to put out a book with a pen name to see if they are really still talented, or if it is just the media and crazed fans praising whatever has their name on it as if it must be great.  I know Stephen King and perhaps Michael Crichton did this.  I tend to think that if Tarantino released this movie without his name in the credits it would be panned by the majority of critics and you wouldn't hear much praise that people heap on the film.

After rereading your comments I guess my main problem with the film is that if Tarantino is calling the brutal Americans "inglorious bastards" why doesn't he portray them in a more negative light.  He films the movie with the tone that these guys are heros.  Hell, there were people in the theater laughing and applauding in approval at the brutal torture of the german prisoner with the baseball bat.  Was that *really* a funny scene?  Give Spielberg the same scene, and it would have been portrayed much, much differently.  And Tarantino can definately do humor, but to me there was nothing funny about that at all.  The tone of a movie is hard to pinpoint, but it makes a huge difference in what you get out of the movie.  You can film a bunch of KKK nuts burning a cross in a way that makes them seem ignorant and hateful, and you could also film that same scene as a piece of brave comradery and cohesion with comrades on a religious crusade (coincidental illiteration).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on December 25, 2009, 04:41:02 AM
I do wonder if anyone other than Tarantino put this movie out, if it would have been successful at all.  It is fairly common for successful authors to put out a book with a pen name to see if they are really still talented, or if it is just the media and crazed fans praising whatever has their name on it as if it must be great.  I know Stephen King and perhaps Michael Crichton did this.  I tend to think that if Tarantino released this movie without his name in the credits it would be panned by the majority of critics and you wouldn't hear much praise that people heap on the film.

This is definitely true.  Thats one of the problems successful artists face, is sycophancy. 

I find that its interesting to see how successful artists deal with this next level of stardom.  I've seen it written numerous times, King could "publish his grocery list" and still sell a million copies. 

Thats one of the major attractions I found in Basterds, Quentin definitely broadcast his intent to bring this film to screen.  He spent the better part of a decade with Basterds in the rumor-mill.  That has gotta be a daunting fucking task to an artist.  Look at Chinese Democracy from G-N-R to see the fail oblivion of much-awaited release from a major force.  Dude, thats gotta suck so bad. 

So the guy eventually got the machine rolling, shot it, and put it out there.  No matter how good it was, it'd still get microscoped up the ass as a Tarantino film.  Whats he trying to say?  Whats this, and that, and bla-bla-bla.  I personally think, it took huge balls for Quentin to release a WW2 movie at all, no matter what controversy surrounded it.  In my humble estimation, it was pretty fucking good, even if you took his name off'n it.  If it was anonymous, it'd still be a mind-blower.  In fact, I'll even suggest, it'd be a real monster if the director was an unknown.  If you attributed that movie to John Doe, it'd be catapulted to the next Brokeback Mountain status.  Putting Quentins name on it, to be honest, it probably hurt it in the mainstream. 

If you watch it again, take out two things.  The big yellow BAM splash when he introduced the one Jew soldier, in the baseball bat scene.  And pretend you've never seen Brad Pitt before.  If you pretend those two things don't exist, and the movie was made by some asshole you've never heard of, you'll probably think it was a goddamn stroke of genius.  You'd wanna know who the fuck made that movie.  You'd be telling all your friends, you guys gotta see this fuckin movie I just saw, its fuckin amazing!    Thats the shit that on Tarantino's shoulders, is Tarantino makes Tarantino films.  Thats his burden. 

--

I had the distinct privilege of being seated in a garage this summer, and shown the first half of the Grindhouse project.  It was absolutely wonderful.  It was filthy with campy movie-schlock.  It was a totally powerful piece of trash, the most ridiculous movie I'd seen in years.  It was purposely filmed by people who know movies, professional directors and actors, to be a chunk of brainfucked shit.   

I then traveled back, over a thousand miles under my belt, and had to have the other half of this cinematographic abomination.  Deathproof.  It was like seeing Led Zeppelin in your own favorite bar, tapping ashes into your ashtray.  Fuckin raw. 

A mere three months later, I'm watching Quentins labor of love, the biggest thing he's ever done. 

So, I'm a fan.  I put things into the proper perspective.  Its not like he's my best friend, the guy directs movies.  I just think its pretty fuckin cool.  I admire his desire to dip his pen into various levels, and not get too carried away with himself.  I hope he can continue to do that.  (with or without the help of Elmore Leonard)



Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on December 25, 2009, 10:49:27 AM
anyone see whip it?

torrent link??????????



i cant find the damn thing and it has been out forever.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on December 26, 2009, 01:41:53 PM
anyone see whip it?

If you mean the Drew Barrymore movie, it's not on disk yet, Netflix says "date unknown".

Maybe it wasn't good enough to be cam-shot.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on December 26, 2009, 02:03:46 PM
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/The_Gamers_Dorkness_Rising/70104325?strackid=6da032937fa160ac_0_srl&strkid=1314606683_0_0&trkid=222336).  Low-budget fun for anybody who has played D&D or is familiar with how it works. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on December 26, 2009, 11:48:09 PM
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/The_Gamers_Dorkness_Rising/70104325?strackid=6da032937fa160ac_0_srl&strkid=1314606683_0_0&trkid=222336).  Low-budget fun for anybody who has played D&D or is familiar with how it works. 

I may have to check that one out.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on December 31, 2009, 06:24:52 AM
figured maybe someone got their hands on a screener or something, probably not tho.... since its a lame girl movie haha

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on December 31, 2009, 08:00:13 AM
We went to see "It's Complicated," because it was the least crowded screen at the theater. And, it was still packed. Not a bad movie, but not really all that complicated.

After school is back in session, we'll tackle "Avatar" on a weekday.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on December 31, 2009, 08:22:06 AM
I saw Up in the Air, which was an excellent movie.  I think I'm going to buy the DVD once it's out.  It is essentially the story of a nice guy who allows himself to fall into an incredibly unfulfilling life.  Because of this, he comes across sometimes as an asshole simply because he doesn't relate to most people.  However, he initially (and for many years) thinks his life is great and doesn't begin to realize that he has problems until he glimpses what he could have had if he'd led a different lifestyle.  Saying much more would give away too much :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on December 31, 2009, 09:36:22 AM
The legend of Boggy Creek II: The legend continues
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on December 31, 2009, 10:48:35 AM
well i went thru knocked up, role models and how high today
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on December 31, 2009, 01:51:55 PM
Beowulf.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on December 31, 2009, 01:55:03 PM
Beowulf.

The CGI version?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on December 31, 2009, 03:52:12 PM
Time for the annual watching of Lord of the Rings.
Everyone's home for a couple of days. The weather has taken a turn for the damp & icky.
I'm checking the stockpile of snacks & food for TV room appropriate meals...

...and digging up a few amigurumi patterns to keep my hands busy for 12+ hours of telelvision.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on December 31, 2009, 06:53:50 PM
i <3z tree beard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: fatcat on December 31, 2009, 08:14:31 PM
[youtube=425,350]<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/twuScTcDP_Q&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/twuScTcDP_Q&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>[/youtube]

Moon. (mild spoilers in the trailer)

Bag full of high concept sci-fi awesomeness. easily one of the best films of the years (next to Serious Man)

It twists and turns like a twisty turny thing.

sam rockwell puts in a cockstonkingly good performance.

watch it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on January 01, 2010, 12:53:05 AM
"Moon" looks good.

Netflix sent the wrong flick.

I just sat down to watch Flicker (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1236194/), but I'd received Flicka (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434215/) instead... so I'm flicken' 'em off!

Flicker:
(http://www.impawards.com/2008/posters/flicker_xlg.jpg)

...

Flicka:
(http://www.hunterjumpernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/Flicka%20One%20Sheet.jpg)

...just learned you can watch movies from imdb.com too.. huh!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on January 01, 2010, 07:58:30 PM
Capote. 

Fucking brilliant portrayal by Philip Seymour Hoffman, and another great job by Catherine Keener. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on January 01, 2010, 08:08:58 PM
"I FUCKED JOHNSONS MOTHER AND SHE PAID ME"

GOOD SHIT
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on January 01, 2010, 08:14:02 PM
DUDE I LOVE THAT MOVIE!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on January 02, 2010, 03:27:32 AM
The star wars holiday special + Rifftrax.

It almost makes it watchable.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 03, 2010, 01:54:25 PM
Avatar was great. Worth seeing in 3D.

Eh, the 3D is shiney and the storyboards and CGI were well done. Pity about the story, if I can tell you what's going to happen next, scene by scene, I think it may be a little cliché.

If you have seen Pocahontas (by Disney) then you can predict the entire movie, as soon as you learn who the main character is. Even the living tree is the same.

(http://www.disney-vacation-time.com/img/pocahontas/pocahontas-1.jpg)

I may have to look into that Moon movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on January 03, 2010, 02:52:11 PM
Last night, we watched Crumb, about the eccentric artist who practically reinvented cartooning with his ground-breaking Fritz the Cat. We almost didn't watch it. "Did you order this? I didn't." But, I'm glad we did. Outstanding movie. What a very odd genius.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on January 03, 2010, 03:26:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOIrXGd51jE
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on January 03, 2010, 04:41:13 PM
Avatar was great. Worth seeing in 3D.

Eh, the 3D is shiney and the storyboards and CGI were well done. Pity about the story, if I can tell you what's going to happen next, scene by scene, I think it may be a little cliché.

It was easy to see where the story was going from the very beginning, but it was still a lot of fun getting there.
And so very beautiful in the 3d.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on January 03, 2010, 04:49:12 PM
Last night, we watched Crumb, about the eccentric artist who practically reinvented cartooning with his ground-breaking Fritz the Cat. We almost didn't watch it. "Did you order this? I didn't." But, I'm glad we did. Outstanding movie. What a very odd genius.

I enjoyed that one too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on January 03, 2010, 05:05:45 PM
Last night, we watched Crumb, about the eccentric artist who practically reinvented cartooning with his ground-breaking Fritz the Cat. We almost didn't watch it. "Did you order this? I didn't." But, I'm glad we did. Outstanding movie. What a very odd genius.

I enjoyed that one too.

Me, three. It was on one evening while I was working late, and progressed from video wallpaper to grab-a-snack-and-have-a-seat.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on January 04, 2010, 02:21:49 AM
Choke.  Very funny black comedy by the writer of Fight Club.  The premise is a sort of deadbeat guy who works as a historical re-enactor and pretends to choke on food at restaurants and have people "save" him so they develop a bond.  He is also a sex addict.  I love this thread, and have put Crumb in my queue now.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on January 04, 2010, 07:59:58 AM
I went to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie last night.  Unfortunately, it was not as good as I expected.  I would wait until it's out on TV...it's really not worth paying to see, IMO.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: sillyperson on January 04, 2010, 10:32:27 AM
I finally convinced the wife to watch Avalon last night. She actually kinda liked it :)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000D9PNY.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0267287/)

She liked the fact that the protagonist was female; I have to say I liked the fact that it was a hot female ;)
(http://img.stopklatka.pl/wydarzenia/07000/07300/7373-04.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 04, 2010, 11:19:18 AM
well whip it was disappointing, too many FEELINGS and not enuff hot girls punching each other on roller skates!

backl to the future kinda made up for it while i did laundry.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on January 08, 2010, 08:21:59 PM
Flicker (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1236194/)

Not so good. If it had been more focused on either the flicker machine or it's creator Brion Gysin, instead of being partially focused on both, then it would have been pretty neat.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 09, 2010, 05:01:34 AM
worlds greatest dad - was pretty weird
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on January 11, 2010, 02:13:32 AM
Triumph of the Will

Its pretty good if you can ignore all the Nazi stuff.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on January 12, 2010, 09:05:13 PM
Seriously?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: fatcat on January 12, 2010, 09:30:12 PM
Triumph of the Will

Its pretty good if you can ignore all the Nazi stuff.

lol

DTC made a funny.

<---- not being sarcastic
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on January 12, 2010, 11:26:41 PM
Finally got around to seeing Avatar today. We'd planned to see another movie, but when I asked I was told Avatar wasn't that crowded. The theater was less than half full.

We saw it in 3-D, and it was awesome. Better than I expected.

I will go again.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on January 13, 2010, 12:45:36 AM
I agree, Avatar was great in 3D. I imagine it would be really lousy in 2D, a lot of the scenes would have drawn on too long without the added effect.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on January 13, 2010, 08:40:00 AM
I imagine it would be really lousy in 2D, a lot of the scenes would have drawn on too long without the added effect.

That's the reason I don't bother seeing anything that was created for 3-D, because the few times I've done so the "drawn out for effect" thing is very apparent, and messes with the flow of the film.

Being a child of Odin has its drawbacks.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on January 16, 2010, 09:57:22 PM
Just saw Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa. Its funny to note when speaking about Kurosawa that his good is fantastic. Every film I have seen by him was masterful, and Rashomon was no exception.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on January 17, 2010, 11:30:59 AM
Watched "Paranormal Activity" last night. I was assured by several people that I'd be "scared out of my wits" and "might have trouble sleeping." Meh--not so much. It was a good movie, especially considering it's budget of a few thousand dollars. I'd recommend it. But, unless you actually buy into the whole demon theory, not so scary.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on January 17, 2010, 11:36:27 AM
Watched "Paranormal Activity" last night. I was assured by several people that I'd be "scared out of my wits" and "might have trouble sleeping." Meh--not so much. It was a good movie, especially considering it's budget of a few thousand dollars. I'd recommend it. But, unless you actually buy into the whole demon theory, not so scary.

I'm actually bored by horror movies - unless they are funny, like "Shawn of the Dead". The last horror movie that scared me was "Amityville Horror" and that's because I was like 10 years old when I saw it.

The only kind of stuff that "spooks" me nowadays, gives me a feeling of dread, or sends shivers up my spine, is the news. When I see stuff that is really happening and get a glimpse of what those in power want to do about it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: cavalier973 on January 17, 2010, 12:17:02 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6627557277654360838#

"Hello, I must be going
I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going
I'm glad I came, but just the same, I must be going
La, La!"

I just noticed a skip in the flow of the video.  It's in the "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" song, as Mrs. Rittenhouse sings her line "You are the only white man, to cover every acre"; in the video it jumps to the chorus singing "Hooray" thrice.  I looked up the lyrics, and Groucho's line was the one cut: "I think I'll try and make her."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 17, 2010, 05:15:50 PM
District 9!

I can't believe I waited so long to watch this film.  It has strong libertarian themes that may challenge the most libertarian people's beliefs.

Addendum
I was kinda crispy when I watched it, but with regard to the criticism, I kinda see it this way: what if a bus full of your typical riders was stranded in another universe?  That's sorta how this plays out.  Do you know engineers who ride the bus?  Politicians?

It sorta reminded me of Douglas Adams, who, if I recall correctly, described people on earth, not as the progeny of the great apes, but rather as the progeny of a lost space ship load of hairdressers.

Errata
most libertarian beliefs -> most libertarian people's beliefs
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 17, 2010, 05:31:36 PM
Sorry.  Massive typo.  I added a missing word.  Let me know if that's not more clear.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on January 17, 2010, 06:15:25 PM
District 9!

I can't believe I waited so long to watch this film.  It has strong libertarian themes that may challenge the most libertarian people's beliefs.

Addendum
I was kinda crispy when I watched it, but with regard to the criticism, I kinda see it this way: what if a bus full of your typical riders was stranded in another universe?  That's sorta how this plays out.  Do you know engineers who ride the bus?  Politicians?

It sorta reminded me of Douglas Adams, who, if I recall correctly, described people on earth, not as the progeny of the great apes, but rather as the progeny of a lost space ship load of hairdressers.

Errata
most libertarian beliefs -> most libertarian people's beliefs

I never quite understood if they wanted to go home or not.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 17, 2010, 06:34:50 PM
I don't think that was clear either.  I'd think with the way they were treated that they'd want to leave.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on January 17, 2010, 06:44:26 PM
I don't think that was clear either.  I'd think with the way they were treated that they'd want to leave.

I think you can make an analogy to welfare: You could leave if you really wanted to, but it's not that bad so why not stay.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 17, 2010, 07:08:49 PM
Looked pretty bad to me, but so does Detroit.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on January 17, 2010, 09:03:23 PM
Looked pretty bad to me, but so does Detroit.

I don't remember any point where there were reports of them escaping. I dunno.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on January 18, 2010, 01:03:50 AM
Well, the intelligent leader alien and his son definately wanted to leave; hence the huge trouble they went to and years of effort just to get repairs made in order to return.  The worker drones who were even dumber than your average on the street American didn't seem to have much of an opinion about anything.  I felt compassion for them, but I'm not even sure that I consider them sentient.  Well, they *could* talk.  Then again, so can many animals, when taught by humans.  But yes, I too am wondering what issues this movie brought up for you?

It will make an awesome sequel, where the aliens return and kick ass for all they abuse they have been taking..
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on January 18, 2010, 01:34:54 AM
The Hurt Locker
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on January 18, 2010, 01:39:39 AM
It will make an awesome sequel, where the aliens return and kick ass for all they abuse they have been taking..

There won't be. The father and son escaped to Galt's Gulch, leaving the incorrigible looters behind.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on January 18, 2010, 01:49:54 AM
The Worlds Greatest Lover. I fucking love Gene Wilder. I dont understand how anyone can hate jews.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 18, 2010, 02:40:26 AM
I put my extended comments on District 9 here (http://bbs.freetalklive.com/index.php?topic=32208.msg584626#msg584626), to avoid junking up the thread.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 18, 2010, 04:08:18 AM
i just had the pleasure of watching G-Force with my kids about a hundred times. First time it was cute, after that I never want to see it again. They just do not make kids movies anymore that I want to watch over and over again..........
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on January 18, 2010, 09:43:18 AM
Addendum
I was kinda crispy when I watched it, but with regard to the criticism, I kinda see it this way: what if a bus full of your typical riders was stranded in another universe?  That's sorta how this plays out.  Do you know engineers who ride the bus?  Politicians?


BSG started with a very similar hodgepodge of people, since the majority of the people were from the equivalent of cruise ships, oil tankers, and shuttle buses, and they were a wide sampling of skills, so you can't quite say that you would end up with only the dregs by taking a single ship...  unless it was actually the short bus from some alien educational facility.


It sorta reminded me of Douglas Adams, who, if I recall correctly, described people on earth, not as the progeny of the great apes, but rather as the progeny of a lost space ship load of hairdressers.

Don't forget the account executives and telephone... I want to say repairmen, but that's not right.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on January 18, 2010, 11:52:18 AM
i just had the pleasure of watching G-Force with my kids about a hundred times. First time it was cute, after that I never want to see it again. They just do not make kids movies anymore that I want to watch over and over again..........

My 30-yo daughter has Guinea pigs, and takes them very seriously. She gets them from a pet rescue center. She hates G-Force and refuses to see it. "It'll make millions of little kids insist that their parents run out and buy pigs," she says. "Then, they get bored and mistreat them."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 18, 2010, 12:24:17 PM
My 30-yo daughter has Guinea pigs, and takes them very seriously. She gets them from a pet rescue center. She hates G-Force and refuses to see it. "It'll make millions of little kids insist that their parents run out and buy pigs," she says. "Then, they get bored and mistreat them."
exactly, luckily my kiddos did not demand them.  we live on a farm and they know first hand how hard animals are to take care of so they do not ask me for pets anymore.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on January 18, 2010, 07:56:00 PM
Don't forget the account executives and telephone... I want to say repairmen, but that's not right.

I believe you are talking about the telephone sanitizers.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on January 18, 2010, 09:38:31 PM
Don't forget the account executives and telephone... I want to say repairmen, but that's not right.

I believe you are talking about the telephone sanitizers.

Yes! It's been a while since I read the book.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on January 21, 2010, 01:02:58 AM
Still on my Kurosawa kick, and I just saw Yojimbo. I think it just might be my favorite film of all time. It seems that Akira Kurosawa invented every single cliche of Western films.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on January 21, 2010, 06:57:07 AM
This is England.

It's excellent.  It's about the morphing of the skinheads into the white English Nationalist Front movement.  I really love the skinhead Oi! music, but I guess here in America it's different.  None of the skins I went to High School with were racists, and they would back me up when some anti-semetic shithead would talk shit about Judaism even though I wasn't part of any crew nor did I even dress the part, I was just friends with some of them.  And there were Mexican skins as well.  And none of them were racist or insane like the NF skins in this movie.  I still loved the movie though. 

I'm curious from the UK folks if the skins in the UK are typically bigots and if this movie is accurate in any way.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on January 21, 2010, 02:00:58 PM
Holy god my eyes have been opened! I watched "Die you zombie bastards!" on netflix last night. It is probably one of the best movies I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on January 21, 2010, 04:50:20 PM
This is England.

It's excellent.  It's about the morphing of the skinheads into the white English Nationalist Front movement.  I really love the skinhead Oi! music, but I guess here in America it's different.  None of the skins I went to High School with were racists, and they would back me up when some anti-semetic shithead would talk shit about Judaism even though I wasn't part of any crew nor did I even dress the part, I was just friends with some of them.  And there were Mexican skins as well.  And none of them were racist or insane like the NF skins in this movie.  I still loved the movie though. 

I'm curious from the UK folks if the skins in the UK are typically bigots and if this movie is accurate in any way.

I watched that one awhile ago. Not sure what the skinhead scene in the UK is today, but that movie was a look back to what was going on in the 80's there. It's a good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 21, 2010, 05:03:04 PM
Holy god my eyes have been opened! I watched "Die you zombie bastards!" on netflix last night. It is probably one of the best movies I have ever seen.

IMDB gives it 4.8 but under "if you liked this, you may like this" it has A Boy and His Dog" so I may just watch it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on January 21, 2010, 05:22:43 PM
Holy god my eyes have been opened! I watched "Die you zombie bastards!" on netflix last night. It is probably one of the best movies I have ever seen.

IMDB gives it 4.8 but under "if you liked this, you may like this" it has A Boy and His Dog" so I may just watch it.
That's a good one too for sure.  Some pretty intense scenes in that movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on January 21, 2010, 11:21:55 PM
Ha.  Yes A Boy and His Dog is definately on my list so I may check out the zombie flick.. its keywords under imdb are "Female Nudity  | Breast Enlargement  | Profanity In Title  | Decapitation  | Superhero"

Profanity In Title is something you can search by?  hah.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 22, 2010, 06:08:57 AM
Just listened to the director's audio track on District 9.  If you haven't, it's worthwhile.  He goes into why "intelligently" evolved insects whose queen (the intelligence) had died would be in a heap of trouble in space.  He discusses the symbolism of a lot of it--particularly post-apartheid Johannesburg.  He discusses the post-apartheid collection of "private security forces" in Johannesburg and what happens when those people suddenly become unemployed (a lot of them are in Iraq and Afghanistan.)  He discusses the heroic transformation (if you see it that way) of the main character.  He talks about how he wanted the science fiction to blend in with the bland landscape in a very realistic way, and how he had to work to make the bugs anthropomorphized, but not Disney characters.

Oh, and he did it before the film was released, so he had no idea how it would be received.  He did come across as a bit more leftist than libertarian, having made more than one negative comment about what we'd call commerce, and another about the mythical fixed-size pie that has to be shared by all.

In short, however, it was a good listen, and he explained a lot.  I hope he has a good script for a sequel.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 22, 2010, 06:12:28 AM
Ha.  Yes A Boy and His Dog is definately on my list so I may check out the zombie flick.. its keywords under imdb are "Female Nudity  | Breast Enlargement  | Profanity In Title  | Decapitation  | Superhero"

Profanity In Title is something you can search by?  hah.

A Boy and His dog has one particularly ghastly scene in it (from memory--like 20 years ago, or more) and you'll probably know it when you see it. ;-)  Sadly, I can't give you a hint because it will spoil the plot, but I'll bet you've never seen what you'll see (actually, I can't remember if you actually "see" it or you "know" what it is you're not seeing.)  Hope that made sense.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 22, 2010, 02:06:41 PM
Ha.  Yes A Boy and His Dog is definately on my list so I may check out the zombie flick.. its keywords under imdb are "Female Nudity  | Breast Enlargement  | Profanity In Title  | Decapitation  | Superhero"

Profanity In Title is something you can search by?  hah.

A Boy and His dog has one particularly ghastly scene in it (from memory--like 20 years ago, or more) and you'll probably know it when you see it. ;-)  Sadly, I can't give you a hint because it will spoil the plot, but I'll bet you've never seen what you'll see (actually, I can't remember if you actually "see" it or you "know" what it is you're not seeing.)  Hope that made sense.

We've all already seen it, we are saying that because we've seen A Boy and His Dog we may watch the other movie. Is it the ending you're saying? That was a good scene, once you realize :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 22, 2010, 04:38:36 PM
Ha.  Yes A Boy and His Dog is definately on my list so I may check out the zombie flick.. its keywords under imdb are "Female Nudity  | Breast Enlargement  | Profanity In Title  | Decapitation  | Superhero"

Profanity In Title is something you can search by?  hah.

A Boy and His dog has one particularly ghastly scene in it (from memory--like 20 years ago, or more) and you'll probably know it when you see it. ;-)  Sadly, I can't give you a hint because it will spoil the plot, but I'll bet you've never seen what you'll see (actually, I can't remember if you actually "see" it or you "know" what it is you're not seeing.)  Hope that made sense.

We've all already seen it, we are saying that because we've seen A Boy and His Dog we may watch the other movie. Is it the ending you're saying? That was a good scene, once you realize :)

< * * * SPOILER ALERT * * * >

It's the scene where you see the guy tied down and being milked of semen.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 22, 2010, 05:14:36 PM
Ha.  Yes A Boy and His Dog is definately on my list so I may check out the zombie flick.. its keywords under imdb are "Female Nudity  | Breast Enlargement  | Profanity In Title  | Decapitation  | Superhero"

Profanity In Title is something you can search by?  hah.

A Boy and His dog has one particularly ghastly scene in it (from memory--like 20 years ago, or more) and you'll probably know it when you see it. ;-)  Sadly, I can't give you a hint because it will spoil the plot, but I'll bet you've never seen what you'll see (actually, I can't remember if you actually "see" it or you "know" what it is you're not seeing.)  Hope that made sense.

We've all already seen it, we are saying that because we've seen A Boy and His Dog we may watch the other movie. Is it the ending you're saying? That was a good scene, once you realize :)

< * * * SPOILER ALERT * * * >

It's the scene where you see the guy tied down and being milked of semen.

Disturbing indeed.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on January 22, 2010, 05:51:26 PM
Are you talking about this film? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/)  If so, it sounds........weird. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 22, 2010, 07:13:15 PM
Are you talking about this film? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/)  If so, it sounds........weird. 

Yup.  Really early Don Johnson...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on January 23, 2010, 06:12:01 AM
3 Idiots.

It was excellent!  Especially for a Bollywood film.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 24, 2010, 09:24:27 AM
went to sleep watching the devils rejects last night, watched some next of kin this morning while cleaning up after breakfast.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The ghost of a ghost of a ghost on January 25, 2010, 01:26:40 AM
the matrix, the matrix reloaded, up, the hurt locker
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 25, 2010, 01:56:34 AM
another one I watched recently and really loved was 9, my kids were a little cheeped out by the whole thing and I really don't know if I beleive in people having souls that leave their body when they die and what not but I still really loved this movie.

This movie was better than I had anticipated. It is pretty much what happens after this apocalyptic war between humans and machines they created. These little burlap looking dolls have to save the world...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 25, 2010, 02:21:45 AM
and I really don't know if I believe in people having souls that leave their body when they die and what not

I know I dont believe that, also I know I dont believe little cloth puppets can learn how to talk and run around and battle too!
 :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 25, 2010, 02:44:12 AM
and I really don't know if I believe in people having souls that leave their body when they die and what not

I know I dont believe that, also I know I dont believe little cloth puppets can learn how to talk and run around and battle too!
 :)
you have crushed all of my dreams  :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: cavalier973 on January 25, 2010, 03:41:15 AM
Just finished "Julie & Julia" with the missus.  It wasn't that bad; the parts on Julia Child's life were the more interesting segments, though (her learning to cook, trying to find a publisher, etc.).  It's happy-happy fluff stuff.  Some Republican-bashing is worked in, if you like that sort of thing; although I'm not really sure that anti-McCarthy rants are really "Republican" bashing since he was a Democrat.  Still, Julie's boss says that if she were working for a Republican, she would have been fired for calling in sick for one day.  And Julia Child's father is said to be a Republican who really likes McCarthy.  And Julia's poor husband is denied funding for the embassy library, and has to travel all the way from Paris to D.C. so that he can be asked by a three-member panel if he is a homosexual.

For a movie about cooking, though, Ratatouille is better.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on January 25, 2010, 08:01:29 AM
another one I watched recently and really loved was 9, my kids were a little cheeped out by the whole thing and I really don't know if I beleive in people having souls that leave their body when they die and what not but I still really loved this movie.

This movie was better than I had anticipated. It is pretty much what happens after this apocalyptic war between humans and machines they created. These little burlap looking dolls have to save the world...

Watched this over the weekend with the kids. The kids liked it a lot. One said it was more like a grown up story than most cartoons, which is why she liked it. I had a few issues with the whole transfer of soul & intellect thing, especially with the bits of glowing green soul at the end, but it wasn't bad. I'm glad I paid $5.99 for HD on Demand, rather than $40 to take us all to the theater.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on January 25, 2010, 07:55:13 PM
I watched Twilight when it came on Showtime this weekend.  It was incredibly cheesy and the main character, Bella, is an idiot.  All that said, it wasn't terrible.  It just wasn't good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on January 26, 2010, 12:46:18 AM
Watched Videodrome again.  David Cronenberg is both a genius and a seriously fucked up dude.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on January 26, 2010, 01:08:52 AM
Cronenberg's movie existenz was really good, and I think the Matrix ripped him off for a good bit of the plot.  It stars Jude Law, I don't know why it isn't more popular or well known...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 26, 2010, 03:15:26 AM
hubby started watching 2012 last night, meh, i was so apathetic towards the damn move i just went to sleep......
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on January 26, 2010, 03:53:05 AM
hubby started watching 2012 last night, meh, i was so apathetic towards the damn move i just went to sleep......
It sucked hard didn't it?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 26, 2010, 04:16:54 AM
hubby started watching 2012 last night, meh, i was so apathetic towards the damn move i just went to sleep......
It sucked hard didn't it?
the few random scenes i saw made me want to break his computer........
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on January 28, 2010, 04:32:22 AM
it was actually a while ago I saw this movie but I thought it was good enough for a mention here.

it is called
Was tun, wenn's brennt?
What to do in case of fire?


here is the imdb description
What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany. At the end of the 80s they went their separate ways with the exception of Tim and Hotte, who have remained true to their ideals and continue to fight the issues they did as a group. In 2000, with Berlin as Germany's new capital, an event happens forcing the group out of existential reason to reunite and, ultimately, come to grips with the reason they separated 12 years ago. 

It is pretty good, they set up a bomb to go off in this building and no one goes into the building for years. I beleive a real estate agent takes someone to look at the building and the bomb goes off when they open the door, if I remember it correctly, killing or hurting the two. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on January 28, 2010, 06:18:31 AM
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Great stuff, classic Cheech & Chong
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 29, 2010, 01:01:21 AM
The Invention of Lying.

A good family film with a strong atheist undercurrent.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on January 29, 2010, 07:57:21 AM
The Invention of Lying.

A good family film with a strong atheist undercurrent.

Really? Good to know, I thought the movie looked like fun, but wasn't sure it would be okay for game & movie night with the kids. Will move this onto my list of choices for Saturday night.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Brooklyn Red Leg on January 29, 2010, 10:06:29 AM
Are you talking about this film? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/)  If so, it sounds........weird.

First chapter of the novella pretty much sets it up as a freakishly horrible post-apocalyptic world. BTW, I saw this as a thread title on IMDB.com and thought it was infinitely appropriate as a modern re-title:

Mutts before Sluts
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on January 29, 2010, 10:57:55 AM
A portion of Inglorious Bastards. Fell asleep. It appeared Tarantino made a stroke job for the Hollywood Jews for what ever reason. I found it insulting.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on January 29, 2010, 11:02:26 AM
I just didn't find it entertaining (also fell asleep.)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 29, 2010, 04:31:27 PM
The Invention of Lying.

A good family film with a strong atheist undercurrent.

Really? Good to know, I thought the movie looked like fun, but wasn't sure it would be okay for game & movie night with the kids. Will move this onto my list of choices for Saturday night.

Oh, but I forgot the do also talk about sex...so if your kids dont mind that...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on January 29, 2010, 04:31:44 PM
Are you talking about this film? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/)  If so, it sounds........weird.

First chapter of the novella pretty much sets it up as a freakishly horrible post-apocalyptic world. BTW, I saw this as a thread title on IMDB.com and thought it was infinitely appropriate as a modern re-title:

Mutts before Sluts

LOL'd
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on January 30, 2010, 08:55:48 PM
Enemy mine.

Louis Gosset Jr. giving birth always makes me cry. For various reasons.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: spicynujac on January 31, 2010, 05:32:29 PM
I just saw 2012 at the $1 theater, and it was the best dollar I have spent in a LONG time.  Some people like it, some hate it.  I thought it had the best special effects of any  movie I've seen yet.  And unlike most blockbuster special effects films, it had a decent plot.  It had some nice symbolism, like when the Sistene Chapel cracks and God's hand separates from man, and the Chinese play a huge part.  Also the wealthy elite are saved at the expense of the people, which is likely how it would go down.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, although it could have been edited a bit in the middle.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on February 05, 2010, 03:08:45 PM
A portion of Inglorious Bastards. Fell asleep. It appeared Tarantino made a stroke job for the Hollywood Jews for what ever reason. I found it insulting.
I watched it 3 times in a row. Loved it.

Star Trek, 
District 9:   best sci-fi ever
Tailor of Panama
Avatar     new, best sci-fi ever: Dances with wolves on a strange planet
Super Bad, again
Lord of Rings 1+2, again   I almost get the point now.
All the Harry Potter,    why isn't he f*#$ing all those chicks?
Catch Me if You Can, again,   says a lot about the FBI
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: CaL DaVe on February 06, 2010, 01:50:48 AM
A Time to Kill
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on February 06, 2010, 08:51:21 PM
Recently finished Birth of a Nation. Its a strange movie in that the KKK are the good guys, and the people enforcing reconstruction the bad.

Taking into account that the film was made in 1915, only 50 years after the end of the civil war, and the fact that D.W. Griffith had a father who served in the confederate army, and your perspective changes. This was a half century before civil rights, and when looked at that way, its oddly balanced. To them, the civil war was a fresher memory then WWII is to us now.

Also, blackface never stops being funny.


Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 08, 2010, 11:20:44 AM
Letting Go of God

Really good. In a fun little ironic twist, I was cutting & marking pieces for my daughter's Easter dress at the time. (Let's just say she & I have different views, and that I take her to church because it's good for her to come to her life views on her own.)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 08, 2010, 02:18:11 PM
Island of Death.  A couple on a murdering spree goes to a greek island and "cleanses" it of perverts.  Lots of sex and nudity and some violence.  I thought it was pretty good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on February 08, 2010, 02:36:16 PM
Letting Go of God

Really good. In a fun little ironic twist, I was cutting & marking pieces for my daughter's Easter dress at the time. (Let's just say she & I have different views, and that I take her to church because it's good for her to come to her life views on her own.)

Good for you, being supportive!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on February 10, 2010, 01:49:34 AM
Just finished watching Das Boot. Fantastic film.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on February 10, 2010, 02:22:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1sYgknWGSA&NR=1
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The Green Bastard on February 11, 2010, 05:51:50 AM
(http://geekofalltrades.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/zardoz.jpg)

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 11, 2010, 06:01:03 AM
(http://geekofalltrades.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/zardoz.jpg)


That's actually a sick movie.  Zardoz rocks.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on February 11, 2010, 08:10:04 AM
That's actually a sick movie.  Zardoz rocks.

Yeah. They got Beethoven to write the music.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The Green Bastard on February 12, 2010, 12:00:17 AM
I made it though 1/2 of Zardoz last night. I found it amazingly intriguing. I am still a bit wierded out by Sean Connery's red diaper and killer boots though.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on February 13, 2010, 03:35:07 AM
(http://geekofalltrades.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/zardoz.jpg)



i wonder if connery has a photo of him in that movie hanging on his wall, hahaha!

avatar - crap, stupid environmentalist movie, i hate that shit

the hurt locker - awesome

whip it - chick flick i was forced to watch although ellen page is very easy on the eyes.

district 9 - very funny, loved it when they went in to evict the aliens, laughed my ass off.


Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 13, 2010, 11:04:07 AM
f00kin' prawns!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 13, 2010, 11:06:40 AM
avatar - crap, stupid environmentalist movie, i hate that shit

Hmm, I saw it as a remarkable assertion and triumph of property rights.   :wink:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 13, 2010, 11:10:13 AM
avatar - crap, stupid environmentalist movie, i hate that shit

Hmm, I saw it as a remarkable assertion and triumph of property rights.   :wink:

Rationalize much?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 13, 2010, 11:14:05 AM
avatar - crap, stupid environmentalist movie, i hate that shit

Hmm, I saw it as a remarkable assertion and triumph of property rights.   :wink:

Rationalize much?

Hmmm, let's see.  A bunch of people invade a planet in an attempt to take resources from that planet against the will of the planet's occupants.   First they try defrauding the occupants, but when that doesn't work they use outright force to destroy one of their most prized possessions.   Said occupants then proceed to beat the living hell out of the invaders and force them to leave. 

Yep, sounds like property rights to me. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on February 13, 2010, 11:53:34 AM
I agree on the property rights thing.

Still, it was a pretty hackneyed plot, well-worn from many previous incarnations. What sets the movie apart is the use of technology. That in itself isn't enough to make a move great, just interesting. And, I thought entertaining.

Avatar, fun. Best picture, alas, no.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 13, 2010, 12:10:15 PM
Still, it was a pretty hackneyed plot, well-worn from many previous incarnations. What sets the movie apart is the use of technology. That in itself isn't enough to make a move great, just interesting. And, I thought entertaining.

Avatar, fun. Best picture, alas, no.

I have no opinion on "best picture," except that I don't consider lack of originality to be a problem at all.   West Side Story was Romeo and Juliet, The Lion King was Hamlet, etc. etc.  I actually enjoy seeing reiterations of common myths in different contexts.  

Besides the pure visual aspect and the supernaturally athletic blue people, what I enjoyed about Avatar was the idea of a natural system analogous to both a computer and a human brain at once.  How convenient that animals and trees have USB inputs/neurological synapses!  How did that work, evolutionarily, and what does it mean in terms of individual rights?  What is an individual, anyway, in a context like that?  Because it sure seems like Enwa, or Emwa, or whatever their goddess's name is, would count.  

Not keen on the whole "males choose a female mate, and they are bonded for life" bullshit, though.   Supposedly the Na'vi and his/her dragon are bonded for life, too, but that didn't stop Sully from cheating on his own dragon for a bigger, oranger one.  Apparently monogamy is one-sided in this society.....
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 13, 2010, 12:42:20 PM
avatar - crap, stupid environmentalist movie, i hate that shit

Hmm, I saw it as a remarkable assertion and triumph of property rights.   :wink:

Rationalize much?

Hmmm, let's see.  A bunch of people invade a planet in an attempt to take resources from that planet against the will of the planet's occupants.   First they try defrauding the occupants, but when that doesn't work they use outright force to destroy one of their most prized possessions.   Said occupants then proceed to beat the living hell out of the invaders and force them to leave. 

Yep, sounds like property rights to me. 

Yet much of the film revolves on the subtext that technology is bad, m'kay? This shit is Ferngully in 3d, meh. I'm tempted to write up one of my weird ass stories in contrast to this (about colonization and empires). :-P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 13, 2010, 02:43:10 PM
Yet much of the film revolves on the subtext that technology is bad, m'kay?

You mean the technology that enabled a disabled guy to transfer himself to an able-bodied 10 foot tall basketball player and find love with his female equivalent?  Yeah, that was terrible.   :wink:

My friend and I had a talk afterward about what happened to any fat or near-sighted Na'vi, whether they ever got diseases, and how they were missing out on the internet.  But they seemed to be doing all right.   When you've got a USB goddess and a brain that plugs into dragons through your hair, I'm not sure you need Youtube. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on February 13, 2010, 05:48:38 PM
i just watched pirate radio for the first time and i have to say it could possibly be NUMBER TWO on my ALLTIME favorites list.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on February 13, 2010, 07:35:30 PM
Equilibrium was on Syfy today so I watched it.  It was basically a slightly modified 1984 plot and some cool fight scenes.  I thought it was pretty good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 13, 2010, 10:09:34 PM
Yet much of the film revolves on the subtext that technology is bad, m'kay?

You mean the technology that enabled a disabled guy to transfer himself to an able-bodied 10 foot tall basketball player and find love with his female equivalent?  Yeah, that was terrible.   :wink:

My friend and I had a talk afterward about what happened to any fat or near-sighted Na'vi, whether they ever got diseases, and how they were missing out on the internet.  But they seemed to be doing all right.   When you've got a USB goddess and a brain that plugs into dragons through your hair, I'm not sure you need Youtube. 

Yet Earth's environment was in the pot, and their over dependence on this new element was breaking them back home. That was the subtext that hung right in front of you, but you didn't seem to see. That's okay, most folks just rationalize that part away.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 13, 2010, 11:46:51 PM
Yet Earth's environment was in the pot, and their over dependence on this new element was breaking them back home. That was the subtext that hung right in front of you, but you didn't seem to see. That's okay, most folks just rationalize that part away.

Subtext?  I believe it was stated quite clearly in the movie that this was the case.  And I don't see anything wrong with hypothesizing that the population of Earth might someday run out of resources and need to find them somewhere else.  In fact, it's quite optimistic to think that by the time we've done so, we might have actually found a place where replacement resources could be found.  It's quite realistic, however, to think that if we did accomplish that, the people in charge would still be the kind of assholes you see in Avatar who have no regard for the property rights of people sitting on those resources. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on February 14, 2010, 02:44:04 AM
i liked the fact that the invaders got their assess kicked in avatar, it was the whole environmental thing, love the trees and such that did my head in. I can just see Al Gore cheering when he watches it, that alone is enough for me to hate it.

Speaking of other movies, watched The Gods Must Be Crazy and Airplane, they actually got away with lots of shit back then that would get people sued like crazy nowadays, shame.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 14, 2010, 07:32:57 AM
I watched the Truman Show.  Hadn't seen it in a long time but it was on TV and I thought it was good.

Equilibrium was excellent too.  Sure it was basically 1984 + Fahrenheit 451 in a technologically advanced future, but it rocked.  And Christian Bale did a great job in it too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 14, 2010, 10:13:10 AM
I watched the Truman Show.  Hadn't seen it in a long time but it was on TV and I thought it was good.

Saw this for the first time a few weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't go see it in the theatre, or on DVD out of a general sense of annoyance with Jim Carey. He's funny, but there's only so many times I can watch him play the same guy... different quirk. Turns out I liked it quite a bit. Felt the same way about The Majestic.

Watched District 9 with my boys last night. Little girl was away on sleepover, so it was a good time for a slightly more grown up movie. It was a very good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 14, 2010, 10:35:27 AM
Yet Earth's environment was in the pot, and their over dependence on this new element was breaking them back home. That was the subtext that hung right in front of you, but you didn't seem to see. That's okay, most folks just rationalize that part away.

Subtext?  I believe it was stated quite clearly in the movie that this was the case.  And I don't see anything wrong with hypothesizing that the population of Earth might someday run out of resources and need to find them somewhere else.  In fact, it's quite optimistic to think that by the time we've done so, we might have actually found a place where replacement resources could be found.  It's quite realistic, however, to think that if we did accomplish that, the people in charge would still be the kind of assholes you see in Avatar who have no regard for the property rights of people sitting on those resources. 

Which of course you're forgetting how the natives were looking so nice and all together holding hands (via some weird ass gaia goddess bullshit). Sorry, I don't buy the narrative. You can pretend it's good, but it's Ferngully bullshit. Property rights are fine, but trying to defend the noble savage image (à la Rousseau) is retarded.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 14, 2010, 11:15:32 AM
Which of course you're forgetting how the natives were looking so nice and all together holding hands (via some weird ass gaia goddess bullshit). Sorry, I don't buy the narrative. You can pretend it's good, but it's Ferngully bullshit. Property rights are fine, but trying to defend the noble savage image (à la Rousseau) is retarded.

I agree that the noble savage concept is bullshit, but I didn't find the Na'vi particularly noble.  They almost killed Sully before determining that he could be useful to them, as any native tribe might.  They just happened to be more noble than the people trying to slaughter them and take over their planet.   Living simply-- for whatever reason-- does not make it okay for people with power to come in and take your stuff.  That's a message that should resonate for any libertarian, environmentalist or not. 

And since their "weird ass gaia goddess" actually demonstrably exists and gives them all sorts of things, it seemed like holding hands and celebrating it was a perfectly rational thing for them to do. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 14, 2010, 12:34:40 PM
Meh, it's still retarded. And typical for leftists like Cameron who are hypocrites in trying to say that humans are bad m'kay and we should live like Sully as some sort of Dances with Wolves meets Ferngully shit. Sorry. I just don't buy into environmentalism, nothing personal.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on February 14, 2010, 01:00:21 PM
Meh, it's still retarded. And typical for leftists like Cameron who are hypocrites in trying to say that humans are bad m'kay and we should live like Sully as some sort of Dances with Wolves meets Ferngully shit. Sorry. I just don't buy into environmentalism, nothing personal.

Environmentalism has gotten a bad rap.  It doesn't mean opposing technology, "living off the land," or having the government tell you what to do with the land.  It just means wanting to take care  of the land, which isn't a bad thing.  You know, thinking "Maybe we shouldn't kill off the entire population of this species, because it might fuck up the ecosystem."  Maybe don't introduce cats to get rid of your mouse problem if it means you'll lose all of your birds as well, etc.  It's unfortunate that the word has become anathema for libertarians, because it just really means not fucking up the biological world around you beyond repair, which is eminently sensible. 

Would I like to be a Na'vi?  Yes.  But I sure as hell wouldn't want to live like a Native American circa 1862 or whatever.  Australian aborigine? No thanks.  African bushman?  Fuck no.   Not like any "savage" that has actually existed on Earth, ever.  That's why Avatar doesn't work as an analogy to any tribal population on Earth-- their lives are still nasty, brutish, and short compared to what the rest of us experience, regardless of what any of the movies portray. 

So I agree with you there.  I just didn't let it ruin the movie for me, because there was so much else to enjoy. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 14, 2010, 01:02:12 PM
Oddly, the film has inspired me to write a novel (once again, trying that bullshit trail of my life...) that more or less reflects the real world problem of imperialism and tribalism. Right now the project is titled The Colony, and it's scifi (obviously) based. Not much to the actual characters or main story line yet, but I might reveal some of it later in March when I get to writing down the particular details. :-P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 15, 2010, 06:44:32 PM
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Meh.

It was actually pretty decent, if I completely block the entire book series from my memories.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on February 16, 2010, 02:49:43 AM
Everything's Gone Green (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0461946/)

It was pretty clever, in an art film sort of way--definitely worth watching.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on February 19, 2010, 04:54:47 AM
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

It was first developed during the time of the DCAU, and if your wolfbeard is fight, you can pick out which elements were from the Timmaverse and not.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: KDus on February 19, 2010, 01:17:07 PM
Hurt Locker,  unbelievable let down. I kept yelling at the screen, "Just leave!"

whip it,  another movie made just so someone could make a movie. Lame.

Day after tommorrow, again.   People have been living through winter in the northern states and Canada for hundreds of years, if not thousands, but suddenly they can't take the cold.

T3, again: a robot designed to kill shows emotion and desperation when trying to save the only 2 people worth saving. It's just a given that everyone else must die.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 19, 2010, 01:55:24 PM
I just watched Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It seemed like it was good for about 2/3s of the way, but the ending was a let down in terms of epic fighting. I guess Bay doesn't know how to pace a film in terms of action, then again Armageddon was shitting like that too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on February 19, 2010, 10:05:16 PM
KDus, I have to agree WRT Hurt Locker.  I could have tolerated it if there was some plot.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on February 20, 2010, 12:52:45 AM
My Name Is Khan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Name_Is_Khan).  A bit stupid, but very emotional for me for some reason.  Must have reminded me of my childhood...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 20, 2010, 01:25:38 AM
A Scanner Darkly.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on February 20, 2010, 08:31:10 AM
A Scanner Darkly.

 I could not stop laughing when Alex Jones got picked up and put in the van.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on February 20, 2010, 02:33:43 PM
How could that possibly be funny?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 20, 2010, 06:15:48 PM
A Scanner Darkly.

 I could not stop laughing when Alex Jones got picked up and put in the van.
Haha that was great wasn't it?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on February 22, 2010, 05:18:50 PM
just watched Daybreakers and I was pretty happy to see vampires that do not sparkle in the sun... might not wanna watch it again but it was ok for one time watching.....right before that I watched The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day and I was pleasantly surprised, I thought with all the hype it was going to be horrible but there was decent dialogue in the movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on February 22, 2010, 08:03:12 PM
How could that possibly be funny?

Because he's a giant attention whore.

Also, it happened to him once when he disrupted a speech by Dubya when he was Governor of Texas by trying to ask some question about our Masonic overlords.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 22, 2010, 08:05:59 PM
just watched Daybreakers and I was pretty happy to see vampires that do not sparkle in the sun... might not wanna watch it again but it was ok for one time watching.....right before that I watched The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day and I was pleasantly surprised, I thought with all the hype it was going to be horrible but there was decent dialogue in the movie.
Dude are you copying me?  I downloaded both of those movies last night and watched them.  o.O
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: AL the Inconspicuous on February 22, 2010, 09:07:23 PM
Because he's a giant attention whore.

I know you are, but what is Alex Jones (except the world's most intense radio host, a "new media" sensation, and a powerful force for individual liberty)?


Also, it happened to him once when he disrupted a speech by Dubya when he was Governor of Texas by trying to ask some question about our Masonic overlords.

I wish we had 10,000,000 clones of Alex Jones to massively disrupt all neocon / socialist events - the world would be a much better place as the result!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on February 23, 2010, 07:23:30 AM
just watched Daybreakers and I was pretty happy to see vampires that do not sparkle in the sun... might not wanna watch it again but it was ok for one time watching.....right before that I watched The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day and I was pleasantly surprised, I thought with all the hype it was going to be horrible but there was decent dialogue in the movie.
Dude are you copying me?  I downloaded both of those movies last night and watched them.  o.O
weird... haha. i am pretty sure we downloaded em at the same time too. I really like Dafoe (minus antichrist, i was not shocked or disgusted, just BORED)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Pilot_MKN on February 23, 2010, 08:09:19 AM
The gf had never seen Lord of War so we watched that last night. Great movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 23, 2010, 10:15:38 AM
just watched Daybreakers and I was pretty happy to see vampires that do not sparkle in the sun... might not wanna watch it again but it was ok for one time watching.....right before that I watched The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day and I was pleasantly surprised, I thought with all the hype it was going to be horrible but there was decent dialogue in the movie.
Dude are you copying me?  I downloaded both of those movies last night and watched them.  o.O
weird... haha. i am pretty sure we downloaded em at the same time too. I really like Dafoe (minus antichrist, i was not shocked or disgusted, just BORED)
I just download new movies that interest me as they pop up on the front page of torrentz.com .  I've found a few gems that way, as well as some great B movies.  Much better than going to Blockbuster and browsing their (usually poor) selection.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on February 23, 2010, 07:28:06 PM
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant


LOVED IT!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 13, 2010, 06:41:21 PM
Took the family to see Alice in 3D. It was good enough.
Beautiful, and a fun twist on the story, but not spectacular.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on March 13, 2010, 06:44:09 PM
Zombieland. 

Really, really pissed me off. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jackliberty on March 13, 2010, 07:32:03 PM
The Hurt Locker -- nice graphics but didn't like the pro-war message.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on March 13, 2010, 07:45:49 PM
The Hurt Locker -- nice graphics but didn't like the pro-war message.

It was pro-war?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: jackliberty on March 13, 2010, 08:12:52 PM
Yeah, made it seem like most middle easteners are terrorists and the U.S. military should be out there killing'em.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on March 13, 2010, 09:28:44 PM
Yeah, made it seem like most middle easteners are terrorists and the U.S. military should be out there killing'em.

I thought it made like it seem that there was a never ending fight ahead of them.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mothyspace on March 13, 2010, 09:45:58 PM
~AVATAR~  :lol:
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 14, 2010, 12:58:59 AM
Watching "Gangs of New York" on TV right now...its entertaining.

Saw "The Box" last night. Once the part based on the original story was over (excellent short story) it went into crazy-land and never bothered leaving.  I wish I could write a movie with lots of confusion that never ties up and a horrible plot yet still make some money.

Possibly going to watch "Primeval" later, today or tomorrow. I've been meaning to for some time, although I dont expect much, I do like crocodiles.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on March 14, 2010, 06:28:49 AM
i loved the new alice in wonderland, and am happy they incorporated more of the "mad hatter = freedom fighter" into it. i think it had more to do with "through the looking glass" so the title was a bit misleading but it was great. my kids loved it too, i hate to pay to watch movies, but i would pay to go see it again, that is how much i liked it
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: tw2113 on March 14, 2010, 02:11:43 PM
Dracula: Dead and Loving It.

Not Mel Brooks' best work, but it was alright.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on March 14, 2010, 02:26:34 PM
Reclaiming The Blade

Thank you, Netflix.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on March 14, 2010, 06:01:47 PM
"Moon." Better than average sci-fi, and better than I expected. This one totally fell through the cracks, I think.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on March 14, 2010, 08:03:51 PM
"Moon." Better than average sci-fi, and better than I expected. This one totally fell through the cracks, I think.

A coworker recommended it to me, so you're not alone in that opinion.  I still need to see it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 14, 2010, 11:14:15 PM
Primeval: terrible movie lol. The crocodile was barely in it, and wasnt given any character.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on March 16, 2010, 02:27:08 AM
HYPERCUBE

You guys know you fuckin love it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inlovewithlife on March 16, 2010, 07:14:18 AM
Just saw Ladder 49. Totally sucked.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on March 17, 2010, 03:55:22 AM
Worlds Greatest Dad - ick

Law Abinding Citizen - ick, I was hoping he'd knock off Jamie Foxx and his family.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on March 20, 2010, 02:39:47 AM
The Amateurs (aka The Moguls)

It was good in a quirky way. I watched it while doing some studying for work.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on March 20, 2010, 07:03:19 AM
I just finished watching   Breaking Bad   about a week ago.  All of it. 



I know, it doesn't count.  But the new season starts tomorrow. 

AMC     --    10 PM      --      Sunday, March 21st      --      Season 3 Episode #1

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on March 20, 2010, 11:36:52 AM
The Amateurs (aka The Moguls)

It was good in a quirky way. I watched it while doing some studying for work.

I just watched that last night after recording it on my DVR.  It was a pretty good movie.  It's nothing I would buy on DVD, but it certainly was entertaining enough to take the time to watch.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on March 20, 2010, 05:52:39 PM
shutter island - not bad, actually scared me in places, not a must buy on dvd movie but good. Leonardo is getting more and more annoying though as he grows up.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 20, 2010, 06:47:36 PM
shutter island - not bad, actually scared me in places, not a must buy on dvd movie but good.

Good to know. Wanted to see it, but didn't want to shell out for tickets & babysitter. I'll keep an eye out for when it becomes available OnDemand.

Quote
Leonardo is getting more and more annoying though as he grows up.
Is that possible? He's always been pretty damn annoying.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on March 20, 2010, 08:19:14 PM
_Ed_Wood_

Could very well be Jonny Depp's best work.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 21, 2010, 12:50:40 AM
I just finished watching   Breaking Bad   about a week ago.  All of it. 



I know, it doesn't count.  But the new season starts tomorrow. 

AMC     --    10 PM      --      Sunday, March 21st      --      Season 3 Episode #1



WOOT

I started watching this summer. Pretty good show. I've seen all this past season and most of the ones before that (but not all).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 21, 2010, 01:03:41 AM
Dream a Little Dream. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097236/)

Yeah, yeah, I know....been listening to the FilmSack (http://filmsack.com/) podcast, though, and it's more fun if you've seen the movie they're going to be talking about before listening to it.

If it weren't for that, though-- and if I weren't prepared for it to be horrible-- I would've turned it off before the opening credits were over. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on March 21, 2010, 09:09:36 AM
Amelia. Better than I expected, and not nearly so bad as the critics contended. Worth it at least to see the vintage aircraft in flight.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on March 21, 2010, 02:04:10 PM
The International.  I liked the bluntness with which the defense contractor in the movie points out that the purpose of wars is to create debt, and the banks are very interested in controlling that debt (keeping the flow going.)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 21, 2010, 09:43:22 PM
Since we got about 10 inches of snow last night and today-- in Texas-- Boyfriend and I decided to stay in and watch Tokyo Gore Police (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/Tokyo_Gore_Police/70099055?strackid=bac1ad5540c9fb4_0_srl&strkid=1857842876_0_0&trkid=438381).  Blood spurting, eye gouging, brain-splitting Japanese fun. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on March 22, 2010, 07:18:15 AM
Took kids to see "Diary of a WImpy Kid"   Very very funny movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on March 22, 2010, 11:49:52 AM
I tried to watch the remake of the Day The Earth Stood Stilll, but I couldn't get past a certain point where it really gets fucking retarded... X_X
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on March 22, 2010, 02:05:05 PM
It was an OK new Breaking Bad episode. Not much really happened though until the ending but it looked like more of an episode to set the stage for later.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 22, 2010, 03:07:17 PM
Since we got about 10 inches of snow last night and today-- in Texas-- Boyfriend and I decided to stay in and watch Tokyo Gore Police (http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/Tokyo_Gore_Police/70099055?strackid=bac1ad5540c9fb4_0_srl&strkid=1857842876_0_0&trkid=438381).  Blood spurting, eye gouging, brain-splitting Japanese fun. 

It's snowed there AGAIN?! Hope it breaks up or gets pushed north before making it here.
We saw a few flurries today, but not much. It was mostly damp, windy and generally chilly.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on March 22, 2010, 03:20:58 PM
It's snowed there AGAIN?!

I know, crazy huh?  They announced it would happen on Wednesday, and I said "No way in hell."  Then it started Saturday night, and yesterday snow covered everything.  Today it's 60 degrees and the snow is almost totally gone. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 22, 2010, 09:21:44 PM
Hogfather.
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Watched the first half last night, and finished it up tonight. Wonderful.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on March 23, 2010, 10:34:58 AM
Hogfather.
Watched the first half last night, and finished it up tonight. Wonderful.

Thank you. It's in my NetFlix queue, I was hoping it would be good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on March 23, 2010, 12:31:11 PM
Hogfather.
Watched the first half last night, and finished it up tonight. Wonderful.

Thank you. It's in my NetFlix queue, I was hoping it would be good.

I really enjoyed Color of Magic, but thought this was better. Kids were quite taken with it too, and have suggested we make it our official Hogswatch Eve entertainment from here on out.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on March 23, 2010, 09:51:45 PM
Just saw Metropolis by Fritz Lang. Its a shame how much of it was lost, but what remains is a cinematic masterpiece. Since Metropolis predates speech in film, the subject can be open to multiple interpretations.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on April 04, 2010, 04:52:24 AM
Watched the David Cronenburg movie "Crash," was made in 96 not the 2005 Crash, gotta love his movies they are always so fucked up.

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Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Ecolitan on April 04, 2010, 12:53:28 PM
boondock saints 2.  bullshit
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on April 04, 2010, 09:28:09 PM
Flash of Genius, about the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper. Not bad; not bad. Good, in fact.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on April 04, 2010, 11:32:38 PM
Watched "Dark Relic" - a SyFy (hate the spelling) - which we recorded last weekend.
It was awful. And I say that as somebody who generally loves watching lame "B" movies of the action/adventure/scifi/fantasy sort. This one just wasn't fun.

Would have turned it off, but had to see how much worse it would get, and how many predictions made during the first 20 minutes would come to pass.

And, "Sharpe's Challenge" - also recorded last weekend. "B" movie, not at all bad, loads of fun. Sean Bean & Daragh O'Malley were wonderful. I was surprised to see Padma Lakshmi - forgot she was an actress, and not just a reality show host.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on April 05, 2010, 01:45:57 PM
Mary Poppins

I still love that "Toppins" song with Dick Van Dyke as the old banker.

Then I found this. You gotta love it!

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[/youtube]

Watched "Dark Relic" - a SyFy (hate the spelling) - which we recorded last weekend.
It was awful. And I say that as somebody who generally loves watching lame "B" movies of the action/adventure/scifi/fantasy sort. This one just wasn't fun.

Would have turned it off, but had to see how much worse it would get, and how many predictions made during the first 20 minutes would come to pass.

I fell asleep about 20 minutes in, and woke a little while later to find my wife watching something else.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on April 05, 2010, 02:28:39 PM
I was whistling Mary Poppins songs in my shower the other day. Aparently nobody around here has seen that or Bed Knobs and Broom Sticks, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Petes Dragon, etc etc.

WTF?

My girlfriend actually thought I claimed to have seen a movie called "shitty shitty bang bang" lol.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on April 05, 2010, 04:05:19 PM
_Interstate 60_

The guys were right, it's a great film. Thank you NetFlix.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on April 06, 2010, 10:21:25 AM
Clash of the Titans (Remake). Not bad, but not good either. Wait until it's out on Bluray.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on April 12, 2010, 11:28:12 AM
boondock saints 2.  bullshit
i'm not gonna lie, i liked it and i geeked out there a little bit at the end.........
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on April 12, 2010, 11:41:26 AM
Godspell.

It was pretty freaking weird.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on April 13, 2010, 07:56:04 AM
Moliere. Pretty good.

No, DAMN good! 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moli%C3%A8re_(film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moli%C3%A8re_(film))
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on April 13, 2010, 09:07:30 AM
I watched Stiletto.  It was horrible.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dalebert on April 13, 2010, 11:49:37 AM
The Wind that Shakes the Barley and Zerophilia, both from Netflix streaming video.  I think libertarians will generally relate to the first one.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on April 13, 2010, 04:01:24 PM
_Interstate 60_

The guys were right, it's a great film. Thank you NetFlix.

Watched it last night.  Did greatly enjoy the Lawton, or whatever it was, and of course the guy who was terminally ill.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on April 21, 2010, 01:10:34 PM
http://documentaryheaven.com/
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on April 22, 2010, 12:41:00 AM
Kick Ass.

The hands down best superhero movie I have ever seen. Seriously.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on April 22, 2010, 02:35:55 PM
finally saw Walk Hard today and it made me giggle a little bit. I especially liked the scene with "the Beatles" lol
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cowcidile on April 23, 2010, 11:42:05 PM
finally saw Walk Hard today and it made me giggle a little bit. I especially liked the scene with "the Beatles" lol



My favorite joke in that movie was "I am afraid of the temptations!" I laughed until my eyes bled.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on May 01, 2010, 10:15:08 PM
I just watched I am David (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327919/).  It was decent, but not great, and worth watching if you don't have to pay to rent it (it was on IFC in my case and I DVR'd it).  I probably would've liked it less if I didn't have a soft spot for stories about people escaping totalitarian regimes (communism in the 1950's in this case).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on May 03, 2010, 02:09:08 AM
we took the kiddios to see "How To Train Your Dragon" in 3D yesterday and I LOVED IT!! Even my littlest who normally runs around like a monkey at the movies sat still with his mouth wide open the whole movie!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on May 03, 2010, 11:10:14 AM
_The Gamers: Dorkness Rising_

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0447166

Surprisingly good.

Anyone who has played D&D will be laughing with the movie.

Anyone who appreciates fine acting will be laughing -at- the movie.

"You're a WOMAN!"
"oh, right. Ok."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Ben on May 03, 2010, 11:45:18 AM
Watched Blow again. I haven't watched it in ages and I thought I'd fall asleep watching it. I didn't.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on May 03, 2010, 11:21:19 PM
Riding The Rails (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120017/)

Pretty good.. about teens who were tossed out during the Great Depression, became hobo's. Sure hope this next recession ain't as bad.. my kids are only 3 & 9.. would hate to have to kick them out earlier than planned.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on May 03, 2010, 11:32:04 PM
_The Gamers: Dorkness Rising_

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0447166

Surprisingly good.

Anyone who has played D&D will be laughing with the movie.

Anyone who appreciates fine acting will be laughing -at- the movie.

"You're a WOMAN!"
"oh, right. Ok."

We found that one on Netflix streaming on Christmas.  I laughed and laughed...for both reasons. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on May 04, 2010, 08:04:06 AM
HACHIKO: A DOG'S STORY

I totally cried at the end...............  :D
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on May 09, 2010, 05:58:48 PM
http://www.hulu.com/robot-holocaust?c=Science-Fiction

You know you love it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Trillian on May 09, 2010, 08:35:49 PM
Watched the new Alice in Wonderland... didn't like it :(
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on May 09, 2010, 10:04:35 PM
Watched the new Alice in Wonderland... didn't like it :(

It was easily predictable, but the characters and the acting jobs were spectacular.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Trillian on May 10, 2010, 02:36:11 PM
Watched the new Alice in Wonderland... didn't like it :(

It was easily predictable, but the characters and the acting jobs were spectacular.

yeah I really liked the girl who played Alice.  It was just overly Disney-y, with all the references to the cartoon.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on May 10, 2010, 03:27:07 PM
Watched the new Alice in Wonderland... didn't like it :(

It was easily predictable, but the characters and the acting jobs were spectacular.

yeah I really liked the girl who played Alice.  It was just overly Disney-y, with all the references to the cartoon.

Also the gal (forget her name) who played the White Queen with her suppression of craziness& evil and her exaggerated "good" if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on May 11, 2010, 02:01:31 AM
Riding The Rails (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120017/)

Pretty good.. about teens who were tossed out during the Great Depression, became hobo's. Sure hope this next recession ain't as bad.. my kids are only 3 & 9.. would hate to have to kick them out earlier than planned.

My dad did that. He wasn't tossed out, but ran away from the farm at 15, after his father nearly beat him to death.

There's a woman in my writing group who road the rails as a teen in the Thirties. She has some tales! Some of them were featured on a PBS documentary about the era.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on May 11, 2010, 07:40:03 PM
Riding The Rails (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120017/)

Pretty good.. about teens who were tossed out during the Great Depression, became hobo's. Sure hope this next recession ain't as bad.. my kids are only 3 & 9.. would hate to have to kick them out earlier than planned.

My dad did that. He wasn't tossed out, but ran away from the farm at 15, after his father nearly beat him to death.

There's a woman in my writing group who road the rails as a teen in the Thirties. She has some tales! Some of them were featured on a PBS documentary about the era.

Awesome that you know some people who did, beating.. not awesome.

As far as I know no one in my family did, but the movie does cover a little bit of the CCC "Work Camps" of that era which some of my relatives did work in. My Grandpa worked in a CCC lumber camp, which is a park now. The buildings they built are still in use.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on May 19, 2010, 08:31:04 PM
Anybody crazy excited for when news finally comes out about the new The Hobbit movie?

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: inane on May 19, 2010, 08:35:51 PM
The Intended

Crazy fucking movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on May 19, 2010, 10:07:40 PM
I watched "The Men Who Stare at Goats" the other night. Not nearly so bad as I'd been led to believe, and  much better than I expected. It rendered a laugh or two out of me.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Trillian on May 19, 2010, 11:23:09 PM
Just finished Avatar.... I really liked it-though I didn't think it lived up to the hype... and it was really freaking long.  But good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The Green Bastard on May 19, 2010, 11:32:59 PM
Just finished Avatar.... I really liked it-though I didn't think it lived up to the hype... and it was really freaking long.  But good movie.

You should have watched it in 3D at the theatre.

It's nothing more than Dances With Wolves with blue people at home on DVD.

I was blown away at the theater though.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on May 20, 2010, 12:21:36 AM
I'm finishing up Iron Man 2.  I've got a couple of bones to pick.

1. Why didn't they actually do ANYTHING with Samuel Jackson.
2. Why didn't they aim for the Russian dudes head, he didn't even put his helmet up. A single explosion would have taken him out with shrapnel.
3. The scene in the trailer where the helmet gets kissed never appeared (could have just been the version I watched though).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Trillian on May 20, 2010, 12:35:20 AM
Just finished Avatar.... I really liked it-though I didn't think it lived up to the hype... and it was really freaking long.  But good movie.

You should have watched it in 3D at the theatre.

It's nothing more than Dances With Wolves with blue people at home on DVD.

I was blown away at the theater though.

yeah I'm sure the 3D experience made it way better
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on May 21, 2010, 04:20:40 PM
Had a day to myself, put on a double-feature:

Spartacus

Serenity

Ahhhhhh......
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on May 21, 2010, 04:38:21 PM
I tried to watch Avatar at home. Didn't get to see it in the theatre.

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Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on May 21, 2010, 08:25:16 PM
I tried to watch Avatar at home. Didn't get to see it in the theatre.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Yeah, without the beautiful 3d on the big screen, it's just not that exciting.

It's goofy movie night here. Just finished "Galaxy Quest", and we're trying to decide between "Spaceballs" and "The Holy Grail"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on May 21, 2010, 09:14:23 PM
I tried to watch Avatar at home. Didn't get to see it in the theatre.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Yeah, without the beautiful 3d on the big screen, it's just not that exciting.

It's goofy movie night here. Just finished "Galaxy Quest", and we're trying to decide between "Spaceballs" and "The Holy Grail"

SpaceBalls FTW!

"What a coincidence!  That's my luggage combination."

"Lone Star, evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on May 21, 2010, 09:27:04 PM
I went on the Mel Brooks tangent and am downloading Men in Tights.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on May 21, 2010, 09:46:39 PM
I think I want to see MacGruber.  If anyone sees it this weekend, let us know how it was :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on May 22, 2010, 01:12:12 AM
Black Snake Moan, liked it, nothing like a white woman in chains. Great music. Mr. Jackson done good, of course Christina Ricci and her lovely little bum steal lots of scenes, yum, yum.

IronMan 2: liked the first one better, was upset that Mikey Rourke whored himself for this film, after watching him in the Wrestler which I loved, IM2 was a disappointment. Why doesn't Stark just bend Pepper over and do her already? Oh, yea, they need to do an IronMan 3, silly me.

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on May 22, 2010, 09:03:18 AM
I tried to watch Avatar at home. Didn't get to see it in the theatre.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

For some odd reason, my wife had to, just had to, get it on DVD. At least it was Blue Ray. I loved it in 3-D IMAX, but really, it's just not much of a story.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Harry Tuttle on May 23, 2010, 03:53:05 PM
Black Snake Moan, liked it, nothing like a white woman in chains. Great music. Mr. Jackson done good, of course Christina Ricci and her lovely little bum steal lots of scenes, yum, yum.

IronMan 2: liked the first one better, was upset that Mikey Rourke whored himself for this film, after watching him in the Wrestler which I loved, IM2 was a disappointment. Why doesn't Stark just bend Pepper over and do her already? Oh, yea, they need to do an IronMan 3, silly me.



I saw it yesterday. I liked it but, like you, not as much as the first.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: alaric89 on May 23, 2010, 06:34:40 PM
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Coincidentally saw this movie and liked it. But I am actually trying to learn how to post youtube videos.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on May 23, 2010, 09:48:22 PM
Currently watching Pale Rider, for the 3rd or 4th time.  Want a horse.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on May 25, 2010, 07:21:50 PM
crazy heart sun. nite.
i love jeff bridges, but, nigga please.....i don't get the academy award performance.
i think they felt they needed to give it to him b4 he's an old man.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on May 26, 2010, 02:42:21 AM
I recently watched "The Informant!"

I thought it was excellent as you gradually see the flaws of the main character.  You have to really pay attention though or you'd get lost.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on May 27, 2010, 02:25:11 PM
You have to really pay attention though or you'd get lost.

Sounds like _Snatch_, Brad Pitt's least famous, and very likely best, film.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on May 27, 2010, 06:20:54 PM
You have to really pay attention though or you'd get lost.

Sounds like _Snatch_, Brad Pitt's least famous, and very likely best, film.

Johnny Suede is a good early flick from Pitt.

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Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on June 03, 2010, 04:47:24 AM
watched Wolfman last night, I liked it but felt like it was missing something, and I wish they would quit with the computer generated bullshit and go back to good ole special effects makeup!
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on June 04, 2010, 05:27:42 AM
Currently watching Pale Rider, for the 3rd or 4th time.  Want a horse.

Get on. 
(http://img5.allocine.fr/acmedia/medias/nmedia/18/66/81/35/18956935.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on June 04, 2010, 01:14:05 PM
Easy Rider. I loved the music, sad ending though, and not much plot.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on June 04, 2010, 01:59:20 PM
Invictus. Only watched 20 minutes and turned it off. I really have lots of trouble understanding people with crazy accents. Every version of English is gibberish to me except American and for some reason Irish + Scottish. The English themselves are impossible to understand which sucks cause I used to love Monty Python.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on June 05, 2010, 12:05:48 AM
Invictus. Only watched 20 minutes and turned it off. I really have lots of trouble understanding people with crazy accents. Every version of English is gibberish to me except American and for some reason Irish + Scottish. The English themselves are impossible to understand which sucks cause I used to love Monty Python.

Well it depends on the area of England your from, there's quite a few different accents. Cockney, Scouse, Jordie, Mancunian, Leith, etc.

I personally have a faint Mancunian accent. Most Americans I've spoke to think I'm Scottish. Most Scottish people I've spoke to are impossible to understand. However for a true linguistic challenge, go learn Welsh.

I had a high school friend that learned Welsh I think from his grandmother. It was fun to listen to but I understood nothing. The accent stuff must be an age thing because I fully understood Monty Python before. Or maybe Morgan Freeman was just doing a shitty job at South African.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on June 05, 2010, 11:49:41 AM
Invictus. Only watched 20 minutes and turned it off. I really have lots of trouble understanding people with crazy accents. Every version of English is gibberish to me except American and for some reason Irish + Scottish. The English themselves are impossible to understand which sucks cause I used to love Monty Python.

Well it depends on the area of England your from, there's quite a few different accents. Cockney, Scouse, Jordie, Mancunian, Leith, etc.

I personally have a faint Mancunian accent. Most Americans I've spoke to think I'm Scottish. Most Scottish people I've spoke to are impossible to understand. However for a true linguistic challenge, go learn Welsh.

Scottish "accents" are ridiculous.  I can't understand about half of what they're saying.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on June 05, 2010, 03:03:00 PM
Scottish "accents" are ridiculous.  I can't understand about half of what they're saying.

Well, that's hardly their  fault.

I think Scottish accents are dead sexy.  When I lived in Manc I had a friend from Glasgow and a friend from Edinburgh, and it became more challenging to understand them after a couple of beers but I still had to resist throwing myself at them because it might've bothered their wives. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on June 05, 2010, 07:15:42 PM
I'm not saying there's a problem with it...just that they're really difficult for me to understand :P
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on June 05, 2010, 07:21:26 PM
Now: The Princess Bride

Later: Daybreakers*

*Assuming I'm still awake after the kids go to bed. I was up at 5am for a medium-long drive to a 15k trail race in 96% humidity.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on June 05, 2010, 07:26:46 PM
Soon: Life (http://www.amazon.com/Life-narrated-David-Attenborough/dp/B002UXRGLG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780186&sr=8-2), the BBC David Attenborough version (no Oprah, thanks).  I have Planet Earth (http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Earth-Complete-David-Attenborough/dp/B000MR9D5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780232&sr=1-1) and The Blue Planet (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Planet-Seas-Collectors-Parts/dp/B000069HXC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780259&sr=1-4) as well, and have watched them several times. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on June 05, 2010, 07:56:35 PM
Soon: Life (http://www.amazon.com/Life-narrated-David-Attenborough/dp/B002UXRGLG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780186&sr=8-2), the BBC David Attenborough version (no Oprah, thanks).  I have Planet Earth (http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Earth-Complete-David-Attenborough/dp/B000MR9D5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780232&sr=1-1) and The Blue Planet (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Planet-Seas-Collectors-Parts/dp/B000069HXC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780259&sr=1-4) as well, and have watched them several times. 

Ooh! There's a non-Oprah version? She does have a lovely voice, but not the sort I wanted to listen to for hour after hour.

And, did you crack up when you heard the commercials for Life?
The critics love Life...
Don't miss Life...
and during the later parts of the series... the final days/end of life.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on June 05, 2010, 08:05:08 PM
Soon: Life (http://www.amazon.com/Life-narrated-David-Attenborough/dp/B002UXRGLG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780186&sr=8-2), the BBC David Attenborough version (no Oprah, thanks).  I have Planet Earth (http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Earth-Complete-David-Attenborough/dp/B000MR9D5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780232&sr=1-1) and The Blue Planet (http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Planet-Seas-Collectors-Parts/dp/B000069HXC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275780259&sr=1-4) as well, and have watched them several times. 

Ooh! There's a non-Oprah version? She does have a lovely voice, but not the sort I wanted to listen to for hour after hour.

And, did you crack up when you heard the commercials for Life?
The critics love Life...
Don't miss Life...
and during the later parts of the series... the final days/end of life.

I don't have TV, so haven't seen those commercials, but......man, yes, definitely go with David Attenborough.  He's actually a naturalist and knows what he's talking about, and is pretty much the go-to guy for any British nature show.  He narrated all three of the ones I mentioned (and many others).   
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on June 12, 2010, 12:19:24 AM
The Jizz and I watched The Book of Eli the other night.  I could not take it seriously because of the $220 Oakley Inmate sunglasses Denzel Washington was wearing.   :|
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: alaric89 on June 12, 2010, 04:57:35 AM
[youtube=425,350]<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mL-AFSAIln0&hl=nb_NO&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mL-AFSAIln0&hl=nb_NO&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>[/youtube]

I love this movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on June 12, 2010, 05:33:02 AM
48 Hours.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on June 12, 2010, 10:45:04 AM
Splice. Meh. Save it for Netflix.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on June 12, 2010, 03:55:48 PM
Splice. Meh. Save it for Netflix.

Really? That's disappointing. I'd heard it was fun, if predictable. Rather old style B movie with better special effects. I was looking forward to a bit of cheesy B movie fun.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on June 12, 2010, 04:35:56 PM
LA Confidential. 
Shutter Island.
Where The Buffalo Roam. (sucked)
American Beauty
Se7en
The Men Who Stare At Goats
Donny Brasco



Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on June 14, 2010, 07:46:01 AM
The Frisco Kid, Yes it's excellent, Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford are a Polish Rabbi and a bank robber headed to San Francisco in the Wild West.  Such a good classic: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079180/
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on June 14, 2010, 09:41:05 AM
Splice. Meh. Save it for Netflix.

Really? That's disappointing. I'd heard it was fun, if predictable. Rather old style B movie with better special effects. I was looking forward to a bit of cheesy B movie fun.

It is; it is. Fun, predictable, and cheesy. See it, by all means. And, since there's not much out there anyway, you can catch it in a theater. But, there's no pressing need to see it on the big screen. In a couple months, it'll be out on disk.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: davann on June 14, 2010, 02:19:03 PM

The Men Who Stare At Goats


I liked this one. Many people I know hated it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on July 12, 2010, 06:45:07 AM
predators - i didn't hate it
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on July 12, 2010, 07:06:45 AM
I watched The Girl Who Played with Fire yesterday.  It's the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I would strongly recommend you watch (or read) first.  It was very good (as was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: YixilTesiphon on July 12, 2010, 10:20:52 AM
Star Trek Whatever: The Undiscovered Country.

I don't get how they made it so bad. The first four were great (my wife didn't like the first), the fifth was OK, but this one just sucked ass. The fuck.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on July 12, 2010, 10:37:17 AM
The Last Airbender, I always think these movies won't be shite but they are, movies where kids are the heros always seem to suck ass. I want some death.

Jonah Hex - guy movie

Wire in the Blood - a british crime series out on dvd, watched season one and it was damn good

Looks like I'll be watching The Kids Are All Right - anyone seen that yet, is it worth it or should I convince the clan to go see something else? I was hoping to go see Dispicable Me.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 12, 2010, 12:45:11 PM
Ché: 4 really bad hours of transparent leftist apology for the murderous antics of communist Ernesto "Ché" Guevara.  It was constructed very mechanically and felt like a paint-by-the-numbers production.  It's not like I expected the truth, but I didn't expect it to bore me to death.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on July 12, 2010, 04:22:31 PM
Ché: 4 really bad hours of transparent leftist apology for the murderous antics of communist Ernesto "Ché" Guevara.  It was constructed very mechanically and felt like a paint-by-the-numbers production.  It's not like I expected the truth, but I didn't expect it to bore me to death.
I felt the same exact way about that movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 12, 2010, 04:25:56 PM
Ché: 4 really bad hours of transparent leftist apology for the murderous antics of communist Ernesto "Ché" Guevara.  It was constructed very mechanically and felt like a paint-by-the-numbers production.  It's not like I expected the truth, but I didn't expect it to bore me to death.
I felt the same exact way about that movie.

It was on Sundance Channel (half a surprise) and you never know about that.  I was suckered in because ReplayTV had three (of four) stars next to the listing.  I'm starting to wonder where they get their ratings.  My first guess would be the providing channel.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on July 12, 2010, 04:54:30 PM
the blind side, w/ sandra bullock & that big, pipe-hitting negroe

good movie
cooler, cuz its real-life

we have sherlock (w/ downey jr) on deck 2nite
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on July 13, 2010, 08:17:48 PM
predators - i didn't hate it

I thought it was a fun little popcorn-munched.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on July 13, 2010, 08:25:34 PM
I got _Ben-Hur_ from NetFlix yesterday.

Like _Spartacus_ before it, I am taking the time to go through the "commentaries" track.

These were movies I saw on TV as a kid, cut up with commercials, trimmed to fit both the screen and the time allotted.

What a difference, to hear these masters of their craft talk about what they were doing to make things work.

These kinds of "epics" were scrutinized from every angle, took years to film, and employed the best of the best (even breaking the Hollywood blacklist).

Anyway, enjoy.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Turd Ferguson on July 13, 2010, 08:48:01 PM
Three Days of the Condor
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on July 13, 2010, 09:01:40 PM
Animation fit on Netflix: "Up," followed by "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." 

Both were well worth the time.  I had very low expectations for the latter, but was pleasantly surprised.  There were so many gags geared more for adults than kids that I ceased to see it as child-oriented film at all. 

Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on July 13, 2010, 10:23:11 PM
predators - i didn't hate it

I thought it was a fun little popcorn-munched.


Cool. I've heard good things about it. Not that it's great, but that it's a very fun action movie to watch. Predators has moved up on my date night movie list.

We'll be seeing Sorcerer's Apprentice tomorrow. Looking forward to it. Am not setting the bar too high, so will probably enjoy it.

Sun/Mon/Tue were Slayer-fest in my household. We watched the last half of "Buffy" season 7 while recovering from vacation.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: alaric89 on July 17, 2010, 07:58:25 AM
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Recommended.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on July 17, 2010, 01:09:22 PM
Yeah Pirate Radio was a fun movie. Especially after pirating it online.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on July 18, 2010, 02:44:50 PM
"The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It"

I must be getting old, because even I thought it was a bit too over the top.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on July 18, 2010, 03:02:20 PM
"The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It"

I must be getting old, because even I thought it was a bit too over the top.
Seriously?  I thought you were just making shit up and joking until I looked it up.  wtf.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on July 18, 2010, 03:13:35 PM
"The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It"

I must be getting old, because even I thought it was a bit too over the top.
Seriously?  I thought you were just making shit up and joking until I looked it up.  wtf.

Wow.  That looks like the kind of movie that if any of those actors' careers go anywhere, they'll leave it off their resumes and wish they could expunge it from IMDB.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on July 18, 2010, 03:14:45 PM
Most of the porn out there is less raunchy then this movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dalebert on July 18, 2010, 06:38:50 PM
"The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It"

Seems like they don't get the idea of parodies.  The idea is to do silly spoofs of movies that take themselves too seriously.  It doesn't really work with comedies that are already not taking themselves seriously, e.g. 40 Year-Old Virgin and Superbad.  It ends up looking like a badly done copy where they try to milk a few extra laughs out of the same jokes.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on July 18, 2010, 10:11:52 PM
The Last Airbender.

I died a little inside.

I'm distracting my children with other things whenever they ask to go see this. I enjoyed watching the cartoon series with them, but the movie? From what I've heard, I will not just die a little inside if I take the family to the theatre to see it, I will be angry at having been duped into spending $50 for the tickets. Holding out for $4.95 when it's available OnDemand.

Today's distraction was the last three episodes of Doctor Who, ice cream and cookies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dalebert on July 18, 2010, 10:19:11 PM
It disturbs me that Shamalamalayan has been able to keep making mainstream movies this long.  Where is the rage?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on July 18, 2010, 10:51:53 PM
It disturbs me that Shamalamalayan has been able to keep making mainstream movies this long.  Where is the rage?
There's plenty of it here.  All of shyamalamadingdong's movies really suck.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dalebert on July 19, 2010, 08:37:05 AM
All of shyamalamadingdong's movies really suck.

It's so refreshing to finally hear someone else say that.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on July 19, 2010, 02:03:26 PM
All of shyamalamadingdong's movies really suck.

It's so refreshing to finally hear someone else say that.

It's sad really. He gets a lot of the parts right, but it goes to shit when everything is put together. Beautiful settings, talented actors, a good story at the base of a project, and..... ???
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on July 19, 2010, 02:23:45 PM
All of shyamalamadingdong's movies really suck.

It's so refreshing to finally hear someone else say that.

I was gonna the other day, but I'm working on reducing my negativity. 

He made that shit-fest 2 yrs ago, The Happening or whateverthefuck, with Mark Warblegarble.  I felt like I'd been molested when it was over.  Then I see who made it (didn't know) and was like WAT - this guy's supposed to be good? 

Then-  I see all this hoopla about the Amazing Benders, and I'm like "well, this looks like shit" but I know its based on some Anime crap, so I don't take it too serious.  Its got its little niche, like Furries.  They can do their thang, IDC.  But then the promotion comes out.  3D, Imax, crazy shit everywhere.  I'm like woah, thats money right there.  Now it starts in the papers, photos with all these fascinated snotnose in some state of rapture in the theaters.  Its like bigger than Star Wars, according to the review douchebags, and the budget is like a trillion dollars. 

Once my limited attention has been focused, it becomes apparent within the text and graphic ads **M NIGHT SHAMAMAMA**, and I'm like fuck.  Now he's raping children. 

Heres what this guy is:  a creepy name.  He pumps out a brainshit, slaps his name on it, and its supposed to be good.  Marketing.  I wish I owned a movie studio, I'd buy his name and re-release Cannonball Run: The M Night Shamama edition.  I'd hire the guys of Jackass to follow him around for two years, kicking his ass in parking lots.  And I'd call it M Night Shamama, the Jackass Chronicles.  Put that on fuckin Imax, too. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on July 19, 2010, 03:30:20 PM
He made that shit-fest 2 yrs ago, The Happening or whateverthefuck, with Mark Warblegarble.  I felt like I'd been molested when it was over. 

My entire family watched this last summer while on a vacation.  We didn't feel molested, but only because after about twenty minutes we started making bets on how bad it could get.  I still have a hard time believing that movie is real. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 19, 2010, 03:34:30 PM
"The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It"

I must be getting old, because even I thought it was a bit too over the top.

It was almost unbelievably bad.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Robin on July 19, 2010, 03:49:00 PM
just saw DESPICABLE ME and it was friggin adorable! It was so cute at the end I almost cried haha
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on July 19, 2010, 06:13:03 PM
I like Shamalama's movies. They have a real-time lifelike feel to them, even if that's the only good quality...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on July 19, 2010, 07:52:25 PM
He made that shit-fest 2 yrs ago, The Happening or whateverthefuck, with Mark Warblegarble.  I felt like I'd been molested when it was over. 

My entire family watched this last summer while on a vacation.  We didn't feel molested, but only because after about twenty minutes we started making bets on how bad it could get.  I still have a hard time believing that movie is real. 

Theres a sense of safety in numbers.  Try watching it alone (although the development is spoiled). 

When it was over, I was empty, blank, and forlorn.  Used.  Crushing sadness.  And I felt like it was my fault. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on July 19, 2010, 08:19:38 PM
He made that shit-fest 2 yrs ago, The Happening or whateverthefuck, with Mark Warblegarble.  I felt like I'd been molested when it was over. 

My entire family watched this last summer while on a vacation.  We didn't feel molested, but only because after about twenty minutes we started making bets on how bad it could get.  I still have a hard time believing that movie is real. 

Theres a sense of safety in numbers.  Try watching it alone (although the development is spoiled). 

When it was over, I was empty, blank, and forlorn.  Used.  Crushing sadness.  And I felt like it was my fault. 
It was your fault.  You watched one of his movies.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 19, 2010, 08:31:30 PM
 Night Shamalamadingdong bad, with the possible exception of Unbreakable.  Just plain bad.  I think I've learned my lesson (too bad my first was Unbreakable.)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on July 19, 2010, 08:33:44 PM
I saw Inception today.  It was very good...not one of my favorite movies of all time, but it's certainly very good and solidly in the running for best movie of the year.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on July 19, 2010, 08:57:05 PM
Night Shamalamadingdong bad, with the possible exception of Unbreakable.  Just plain bad.  I think I've learned my lesson (too bad my first was Unbreakable.)
I actually liked that movie surprisingly.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on July 19, 2010, 09:03:39 PM
Night Shamalamadingdong bad, with the possible exception of Unbreakable.  Just plain bad.  I think I've learned my lesson (too bad my first was Unbreakable.)

I enjoyed _The Sixth Sense_ quite a bit, but nothing else by him was any good.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on July 19, 2010, 09:08:54 PM
I enjoyed _The Sixth Sense_ quite a bit, but nothing else by him was any good.

Agreed. I didn't even like Unbreakable all that much.  The Sixth Sense was an enjoyable movie, even if a certain scene still makes me turn away (I don't deal well with head trauma of any sort). 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 19, 2010, 09:25:10 PM
Night Shamalamadingdong bad, with the possible exception of Unbreakable.  Just plain bad.  I think I've learned my lesson (too bad my first was Unbreakable.)

I enjoyed _The Sixth Sense_ quite a bit, but nothing else by him was any good.

I have to admit I thought the Sixth Sense was pretty good.  Didn't realize he did it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: gibson042 on July 20, 2010, 12:04:07 AM
He made that shit-fest 2 yrs ago, The Happening or whateverthefuck, with Mark Warblegarble.  I felt like I'd been molested when it was over. 

My entire family watched this last summer while on a vacation.  We didn't feel molested, but only because after about twenty minutes we started making bets on how bad it could get.  I still have a hard time believing that movie is real. 

MST3K alumni to the rescue. http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/happening (http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/happening)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dmgov on July 20, 2010, 12:20:47 AM
2012.. worst movie ever.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on July 20, 2010, 12:30:17 AM
2012.. worst movie ever.

I actually walked out of the theater after paying for Strange Invaders

2012 was awful, but not THAT awful.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 20, 2010, 01:03:17 AM
2012.. worst movie ever.

I actually walked out of the theater after paying for Strange Invaders

2012 was awful, but not THAT awful.

I probably wouldn't even watch 2012 if it was on cable and I was tied down with nothing else to watch.

As for Strange Invaders, the 1983 version was awesome!  That reminds me--I haven't seen it in something like 20 years.  Time to see it again.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on July 20, 2010, 11:04:45 AM
I saw Inception today.  It was very good...not one of my favorite movies of all time, but it's certainly very good and solidly in the running for best movie of the year.

Great movie, best seen in IMAX, IMHO. The film, a fast moving high action brain-twister, is sort of mash-up of The Matrix and Ocean's Eleven.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on July 20, 2010, 11:15:40 AM
As for Strange Invaders, the 1983 version was awesome!

Forgive me, I got that wrong. Not "Strange Invaders",

_Spaced Invaders_: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100666/
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Andy on July 21, 2010, 05:14:22 AM
2012.. worst movie ever.

I liked it. You just have to approach these things with the right expectations.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: freeAgent on July 21, 2010, 07:52:19 AM
I saw Inception today.  It was very good...not one of my favorite movies of all time, but it's certainly very good and solidly in the running for best movie of the year.

Great movie, best seen in IMAX, IMHO. The film, a fast moving high action brain-twister, is sort of mash-up of The Matrix and Ocean's Eleven.

See, I found nothing brain-twister-y about Inception. The movie over explained itself. That and gave away the ending in the first 2 minutes of the film.

Yeah, you could see basically how it ended from about the moment you see the young japanese guy.  However, the story of how he got there is very interesting, not to mention the thoughts on consciousness, dreams, etc.  I'd agree with you, though, that it wasn't necessarily a brain twister.  It did, however, provoke a lot of thought outside the things going on directly in the movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on July 21, 2010, 12:28:47 PM
Inception is this summer's best film, bar none. Now the question remains will Tron Legacy take the crown for best scifi film of the year? I doubt it, I think Nolan and company earned their spot this year. And Di Caprio has really grown up (I haven't seen his other recent films like Shutter Island or the Aviator) and seems to have some damn good emotion rendering skills there. :)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on July 21, 2010, 01:19:34 PM
I've seen Shutter Island. It was OK as a film, but utterly broadcast with the wrong message in commercials and such. I thought it was going to be about a haunted insane asylum. Nope. Not even close.

COMPLETE SPOILER OF WHOLE MOVIE:
You know how when you're watching a movie and you think, well, all these events have to be explained somehow, maybe the main character is crazy and the entire movie is just his crazy thoughts? That is exactly what this movie was. :|
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on July 21, 2010, 02:09:03 PM
I've seen Shutter Island. It was OK as a film, but utterly broadcast with the wrong message in commercials and such. I thought it was going to be about a haunted insane asylum. Nope. Not even close.


The book was a lot better.  I try to avoid saying that because it sounds snobby, but it really was.  Denis Lehane is a gifted writer.  He did Mystic River, too - which I seem to remember Clint directed and Sean Penn acted in, won a lot of awards. 

This coffee is fuckin' weak.  I'll need to have a stern word with the help.



Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 21, 2010, 03:38:35 PM
2012.. worst movie ever.

I liked it. You just have to approach these things with the right expectations.

Burning in a TV while out of the room and doing something else?

That's not really fair of me, because I have avoided it, myself, but I had to say it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 24, 2010, 10:06:56 PM
Three Days of the Condor...about 25 years ahead of its time.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The Green Bastard on July 24, 2010, 11:42:38 PM
The Illustrated Man.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on July 25, 2010, 11:49:00 PM
War Games

"Strange game.  The only winning move is not to play."
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: the hermit on August 05, 2010, 03:05:55 PM
i watched paranormal activity a few months back and it freaked me out....i live alone and sleep upstairs and i could not go to bed without keeping some lights on for about a week.  i swear i could hear something coming up my stairs at night.  im a grown man too and movies usually dont bother me but that one messed with me.  even now i have to stop myself from thinking about it at night.  some people say that movie is stupid but to me it was messed up. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on August 05, 2010, 04:45:36 PM
Saw "Inception" last night. Beautiful movie, was completely caught up in the surreal aspects of dream world. Enjoyed the story. Liked the ending.

Oh. And Joseph Gordon Levitt was amazing in the topsy-turvy weightless scenes. If I'd seen that in IMAX, I'd have been queasy as hell.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on August 05, 2010, 05:01:36 PM
Little Chenier (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758764/)

Quote
Beauxregard 'Beaux' Dupuis (Johnathon Schaech) lives a simple, idyllic life in the Louisiana bayou with his mentally challenged younger brother, Pemon (Frederick Koehler) on a small stretch of land called Little Chenier. They live a good life until Pemon is accused of a crime and Beaux resolves to protect him at all costs.

"I'm gonna get me some good fornicatin' tonight!" - Pemon

A few bits of clumsy acting, but this is really good. Familiar plot of bad cop with a grudge harassing a noble dude, but it's done well. Also interesting that the area where this was filmed was wiped out by hurricane Rita after the filming.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 08, 2010, 02:22:53 PM
Eyeborgs.  A B+ movie about a dystopian future where cameras have taken over the US.  I was expecting a terrible movie and it ended up being better than that.  Definitely not gonna win the academy awards though.  Check it out, some is good for a laugh, and some is more serious.  I think the protagonist is played by that guy who used to play Highlander.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 08, 2010, 04:25:43 PM
Pleasantville.  

Meh.  After all the raving, I was a bit disappointed.  

There was clearly a "libertine" message, which I actually appreciate, and an overt racism connotation, which seemed oddly out of place, but it was hard to suspend disbelief that people would be that stupid (as opposed to ignorant.)  To a point, they had to dehumanize the characters into what they actually were, cardboard TV constructions, to make it "realistic" (in context of magic, of course.)  They had to humanize the characters, but draw the line somewhere in how human they were (like the fry cook, who knew there were needs to act differently, but rather than acting, fretted.)

There were also huge problems with the idea of the story that they had to work around, anyway.  For example, the "colored" woman puts on make up which is still grayscale (and what about her clothes?), to cover her color, yet when other women turn "colored," they have colored makeup, clothes, etc.  The characters also knew of colors, and even knew what they were, to the point they dwelled on whether they were "real" colors.  

As for more oddities about what they cardboard characters knew and didn't, the "parents" didn't know about sex.  Some knew about rain, but other didn't.  The whole library and books thing was similarly disjointed, and I suspect the reason for bringing it into the story was to have book burnings toward the end.  Yes, it's just a movie, but "little" things like that were distracting--as I said, it was an obvious challenge for a screen play.

Its best moments were the typical overreactions of the characters to change, some when it impacted them, and others when they just didn't like seeing it.  The message of tolerating and even learning to enjoy change is important, because change is a guaranteed experience in real life.  There were also interesting parallels between the characters' experiences and various myths and legends, such as the obvious reference to the main character eating an apple that the girl offered him, in the lush wooded area, and the "TV repairman" referring to it as though it were a sin.

For what it's worth, it seems Ian claimed all the "action" was happening in the town square.  All the "action" happened at Lovers' Lane.

I'd give it a B- overall, and most of that was for the attempt at a libertine message (resisting the absurd notion that society will crumble if some people enjoy themselves in ways others would not.)  The rest of the credit goes for the obvious technical and logical problems of making it into a screenplay.  Otherwise, I'd give it a D+ (thus, I suspect people who don't respect the message or the craft would give it a similar grade.)

Addendum
Added the grading points.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on August 08, 2010, 09:06:09 PM
Yesterday, I saw the Imax film "Wildest Dream: the Conquest of Everest," about George Mallory's failed 1924 attempt to be the first to climb Everest. I had to see it, having just finished reading Jeffrey Archer's excellent book, Paths of Glory, is based on Mallory's life. The film is well worth the ticket price.

I am amazed that Mallory (who I'd never heard of) isn't a household name. (Actually, his famous quote about why to climb Everest--"Because it's there"--is more famous than he is.)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: yamnuska on August 10, 2010, 12:50:50 AM
SALT - blah

Black Hawk Down - sorry, but as a Canadian I cheered sometimes when I shouldn't have, whoops.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on August 10, 2010, 09:32:11 AM
Saw Dinner for Schmucks and felt very dirty about it. I am embarassed to admit that I laughed at a lot of the jokes.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 10, 2010, 11:26:02 AM
Man on the Moon - Film about Andy Kaufman

Confirmed my suspicion that he had very little going for him besides, well, pretty much what Jim Carrey has going for him, except Carrey is willing to use the talents he does have (see him in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for example--turns out he can act.)

Kaufman is portrayed as a somewhat sadistic character actor, who used his character to "prank" his audience in ways few people usually found funny.  Hence, his only real success was "Latka" on "Taxi," which he only took because he was promised a comedy special as part of his compensation.  From the story, it is apparent that his special was taped but never aired, because it was considered unfit for airing.  He had some brief "success" lampooning wrestling by challenging women and pretending to take a "challenge match" from Jerry Lawler and have a running feud with him.  He eventually burned all his bridges, and probably would have died miserable, if not for getting cancer, providing him a last chance to get attention.

The movie essentially took the form of a tragedy, ending with even his terminal cancer initially thought to be a prank, and in the end, played as a prank, though fatal.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on August 11, 2010, 12:15:17 AM
http://www.novamov.com/video/e3f847227e0a1

Watching "Funny People" now because I've been having a lousy couple a days. :(
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on August 11, 2010, 04:37:24 PM
District 9. Again.

Such a fooking good movie.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 11, 2010, 07:48:20 PM
District 9. Again.

Such a fooking good movie.

Has to be in my top five.  I don't see anything beating Blade Runner, Serenity and Stargate, so I guess that makes it #4 or #5.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on August 11, 2010, 08:05:06 PM
District 9 is about Israel vs. the Palestinians. Discuss.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mrapplecastle on August 11, 2010, 08:07:52 PM
but who is who? ...to clarify for discussion
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: ForumTroll on August 11, 2010, 08:12:37 PM
but who is who? ...to clarify for discussion

Oh u.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on August 11, 2010, 08:14:31 PM
District 9 is about Israel vs. the Palestinians. Discuss.

Fucking HAMAS with their energy weapons...
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on August 12, 2010, 01:35:28 AM
District 9. Again.

Such a fooking good movie.

Has to be in my top five.  I don't see anything beating Blade Runner, Serenity and Stargate, so I guess that makes it #4 or #5.

Stargate? Really? Explain why. I saw it, a long time ago.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on August 12, 2010, 08:03:48 AM
Man on the Moon - Film about Andy Kaufman

Confirmed my suspicion that he had very little going for him


i couldn't fucking stand him.
he did an atrocious elvis impersonation.
was funny when lawler dropped him on his head (or was that staged?)
another reason to detest REM, for immortalizing him in song.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 12, 2010, 10:56:32 AM
Man on the Moon - Film about Andy Kaufman

Confirmed my suspicion that he had very little going for him

i couldn't fucking stand him.
he did an atrocious elvis impersonation.
was funny when lawler dropped him on his head (or was that staged?)
another reason to detest REM, for immortalizing him in song.

Turns out the Lawler thing was staged, like most else in his life.  I think that's why most people didn't like him--practical jokers need to understand timing.  He was "on" all the time, and most of his bits, having no humor, should have been dropped.  Again--I think much like Jim Carrey.

District 9. Again.

Such a fooking good movie.

Has to be in my top five.  I don't see anything beating Blade Runner, Serenity and Stargate, so I guess that makes it #4 or #5.

Stargate? Really? Explain why. I saw it, a long time ago.

Let's see...great score, great acting, great script, good effects, good use of comic relief, good story premise...

The only things I didn't like were that creepy Swiss midget they cast a as a kid, and that they used rotated images of Earth's moon as images of the other planet's three moons.  There was also the weird part where they could see through the Stargate with the robot and track it on its journey, which doesn't seem very likely at all, but it was a minor necessity for the plot.

Kurt Russell and especially James Spader were very good.  I thought it was Spader's best performance.  The Israeli chick in it was great, and it was her first ever feature.  The alien dude made a creepy villain, which fortified the whole story concept.

Maybe you just didn't understand it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on August 12, 2010, 12:17:37 PM
We just got a new TV and blu ray player, so we've been watching a lot.  The Bourne Trilogy has just been completed though.   :D
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on August 12, 2010, 01:53:28 PM
white heat w/ james cagney 1949

g.friend to cagney: '' i'd look good in a fur coat.''

                cagney: '' you'd look good in a shower curtain.''

other con:  '' you wouldn't kiil me in cold blood, would ya?"

cagney:     '' nah, i'd let you warm up a bit.''


''top a the world, ma!"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: BobRobertson on August 14, 2010, 11:24:37 PM
_Children Of Men_
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/

As if I needed anyting more to be DEPRESSED ABOUT.

Michael Caine does his usual best to put such an anchor into a movie to be believable no matter how impossible the premise.

Just reaffirms my FreeStateProject commitment.

Quite a remarkably depressing film, actually.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: hellbilly on August 15, 2010, 01:48:06 AM
_Children Of Men_
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/

As if I needed anyting more to be DEPRESSED ABOUT.

Michael Caine does his usual best to put such an anchor into a movie to be believable no matter how impossible the premise.

Just reaffirms my FreeStateProject commitment.

Quite a remarkably depressing film, actually.

That's one of only two movies that I've ever bought for myself. Love it.

The other movie I bought is "Two Lane Blacktop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067893/)"- a real sleeper, but I like it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on August 15, 2010, 02:22:37 AM
_Children Of Men_
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/

As if I needed anyting more to be DEPRESSED ABOUT.

Michael Caine does his usual best to put such an anchor into a movie to be believable no matter how impossible the premise.

Just reaffirms my FreeStateProject commitment.

Quite a remarkably depressing film, actually.

That's one of only two movies that I've ever bought for myself. Love it.

The other movie I bought is "Two Lane Blacktop (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067893/)"- a real sleeper, but I like it.
Both movies are excellent.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 23, 2010, 11:53:38 PM
Land of the Blind (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CDYQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FLand-Blind-Ralph-Fiennes%2Fdp%2FB000FUF9O2&ei=IEJzTPWNLIH98AaU45HIAw&usg=AFQjCNHpq037EK3a5uTnVBzDybZDSiERsg)

Meet the new boss.  Same as the old boss.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: The Green Bastard on August 24, 2010, 12:39:00 AM
Westworld. I love netflix!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7qnkY0PHj_o/SzencxbCf3I/AAAAAAAAB_M/U0UQlzV_tNQ/s400/1246393584_westworld-yul_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on August 24, 2010, 01:42:15 AM
http://www.sidereel.com/30_Days

I'm gonna start watching these. They have ones on immigration, outsourcing jobs, gun nuts, coal mine work, etc.

EDIT: Apparently both Megavideo and Hulu took it down so I'm not watching it yet.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on August 24, 2010, 02:01:20 AM
Since I brought up The Siege (http://www.amazon.com/Siege-Denzel-Washington/dp/B00005221K/), had to watch it again.

It's so sad that it lost its punch because reality surpassed it in many ways.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 22, 2010, 03:12:17 PM
http://www.novamov.com/video/1968912e53f8d

Machete. A real WTF kinda movie. A silly action film, and it had Lindsey Lohan in it too. Lots of good fighting, even if it was as over the top as it gets.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on September 22, 2010, 04:09:54 PM
i'm in a film noir funk right now

the third man w/ orson welles - 1949

...''Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.''  - harry lime (orson welles)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mrapplecastle on September 22, 2010, 06:21:02 PM
....Cool Hand Luke for the first time all the way through last night  :D
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Pizzly on September 22, 2010, 06:34:44 PM
Mad Max was on yesterday. I didn't really feel like watching it, but my brother never saw it before.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: MasterShake on September 22, 2010, 11:24:54 PM
Last I saw in theaters was Pirahna 3-D.  It was a cheesy gore and nudity fest in 3D.  It delivered the goods.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Trillian on September 22, 2010, 11:45:12 PM
....Cool Hand Luke for the first time all the way through last night  :D

I freaking LOVE that movie. The first time I saw it was in Government Class in High School while we had a substitute. He didn't get to come back.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mrapplecastle on September 22, 2010, 11:59:21 PM
....Cool Hand Luke for the first time all the way through last night  :D

I freaking LOVE that movie. The first time I saw it was in Government Class in High School while we had a substitute. He didn't get to come back.
I once had a teacher that was made to leave over showing, of mice and men.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dalebert on September 23, 2010, 01:02:18 AM
Otto, or Up With Dead People (http://www.ottothezombie.de/)

Gay zombie movie.  It's an artsy movie that makes fun of artsy movies.

There's a cool scene where a zombie kills his boyfriend, eats some of his guts, and then fucks him in the hole he just made in his abdomen.  He wears a condom... after eating bloody guts.  This is all viewable on instant streaming video through Netflix.  There's not really much actual zombie porn.  Just, like, two very brief scenes counting that one.

I think I may have already posted this around here somewhere but I can't recall for sure.  I know I posted it over on the Anti-state website.  Oh well.  You can't really over-promote gay zombie porn.  Can you?
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 23, 2010, 01:10:44 AM
That sounds pretty funny.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dalebert on September 23, 2010, 01:11:45 AM
That sounds pretty funny.

It is.  My str8 friends gave it a shot and were finding it pretty entertaining.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Rillion on September 23, 2010, 01:14:27 AM
The Horseman  (via Netflix Instant)

It's supposed to be a gross and gritty revenge film, and I thought I wouldn't be able to stand watching it....but really it's not that gross or gritty at all, and actually rather silly and nonsensical plot-wise.  So by the end I was laughing at the absurdity of it even as people were getting strangled and splattered around, which probably wasn't the intended effect.  

Jaws 3 -- ridiculous

Fright Night -- very nice special effects for the time, otherwise laughable

Zardoz -- Ummm.  I don't think taking any amount or kind of drugs before seeing this film would make me appreciate it.  They certainly seem to have helped someone to make it, though.  
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dalebert on September 23, 2010, 01:34:57 AM
Zardoz -- Ummm.  I don't think taking any amount or kind of drugs before seeing this film would make me appreciate it.  They certainly seem to have helped someone to make it, though.  

"The gun is good.  The penis is evil!"
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on September 23, 2010, 05:38:46 AM
Zardoz -- Ummm.  I don't think taking any amount or kind of drugs before seeing this film would make me appreciate it.  They certainly seem to have helped someone to make it, though.  

"The gun is good.  The penis is evil!"
Zardoz was the best movie listed in the last few weeks
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 25, 2010, 12:30:50 AM
Food Inc
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on September 25, 2010, 08:55:17 AM
angels w/ dirty faces - 1938

bogart
cagney

more gangster shenanigans
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Laetitia on September 25, 2010, 09:49:17 PM
A syfy original movie - Mandrake.

It was bad. And not bad in the fun way the awful Alien Apocalypse was bad.

Haven't decided if I'll hit record for the 1am repeat of this week's gem - Sharktopus.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on September 25, 2010, 10:20:08 PM
Was dragged into "Dinner for Schmucks" a few weeks back. It, predictably, sucked.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Diogenes The Cynic on September 27, 2010, 03:34:04 PM
Watched Spartacus, and Paths of Glory last night.

Spartacus was too long, sappy, and too Hollywood. It had the major players, but still lacked historical authenticity. I think Kubrick was trying to make an epic "sword and sandals" film, but this wasn't it. He usually picks music well for his films, but didn't here. It came up short in a lot of ways, and its funny to note the film becomes worse AFTER the slave revolt begins.

Paths of Glory was a brilliant film about war. I think Kubrick captured the injustices, and inhumanity, the cowardice, and villainy very well.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on September 27, 2010, 03:37:48 PM
just watched big lebowski
i can't believe i never watched it b4
fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on September 27, 2010, 10:27:54 PM
just watched big lebowski
i can't believe i never watched it b4
fucking hilarious.

I recently named a new ferret "The Dude." He's so chill.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: TimeLady Victorious on September 28, 2010, 05:43:51 AM
Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children Complete
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on September 30, 2010, 05:04:39 PM
My Dinner with Andre

It was both annoying (probably because it had to be) and fascinating.  I got so irritated (in a less-than-entertaining way) by what seemed like a "shaggy dog tale" in the first hour that I had to look it up on IMDB and read the synopsis to give me a reason to keep watching it.

There was a good reason, and it's a spoiler...I guess I'll have to watch it again, though, if I can bear it, to catch everything significant.

If you're considering this movie, it's all dialog (you could probably strip the audio and listen to it on your ipod, and miss little, if you watch the first and last 10 minutes.)  It's "heady," and it's about "headiness." (IMO)  If you like thinking about people and their views on philosophy, you will probably appreciate it.  If you're into action and/or hate a lot of dialog, you probably won't get through it.  I, for example, appreciated it, but probably would have walked out on it in a movie theatre.

Tried, but can't really say any more.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Bill Brasky on October 02, 2010, 07:32:59 PM
Great spoof on Shamalamadingdong.  I had to go back to page 88 to find our discussion of his suckitude. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hksKLHt9Kzg  (embedding is forbidden)
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Riddler on October 03, 2010, 08:37:23 AM
angel face - 1952
robt. mitchum
jean simmons (no, not the asshole from KISS)
most fucked up ending ever, never mind destroying a perf. good jaguar xk

Mitchum: Hey, now! This yours? It's not a stock XK. Twin stacks. What is it? The Le Mans job?
Angel Face: That's right. You know how to drive it?
Mitchum: Oh, I think so.
Angel Face: Did you race professionally?
Mitchum: Oh, yeah. Midgets, hot rods, everything but Indianapolis. I was getting ready to try that when the war came along.
Angel Face: That's when you started driving ambulances?
Mitchum: No, I drove a tank till they shot me out of it.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: dalebert on October 03, 2010, 08:46:43 AM
Great spoof on Shamalamadingdong.  I had to go back to page 88 to find our discussion of his suckitude. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hksKLHt9Kzg  (embedding is forbidden)

That's so close to the truth that it's almost a documentary instead of a spoof.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on October 03, 2010, 07:30:57 PM
Great spoof on Shamalamadingdong.  I had to go back to page 88 to find our discussion of his suckitude. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hksKLHt9Kzg  (embedding is forbidden)

That's so close to the truth that it's almost a documentary instead of a spoof.


Outstanding production quality, too.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: anarchir on October 04, 2010, 12:35:09 AM
Great spoof on Shamalamadingdong.  I had to go back to page 88 to find our discussion of his suckitude. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hksKLHt9Kzg  (embedding is forbidden)

That's so close to the truth that it's almost a documentary instead of a spoof.


Outstanding production quality, too.

Collegehumor has gotten quite good at making quality videos.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: mikehz on October 04, 2010, 10:11:18 AM
My Dinner with Andre

It was both annoying (probably because it had to be) and fascinating.  I got so irritated (in a less-than-entertaining way) by what seemed like a "shaggy dog tale" in the first hour that I had to look it up on IMDB and read the synopsis to give me a reason to keep watching it.

There was a good reason, and it's a spoiler...I guess I'll have to watch it again, though, if I can bear it, to catch everything significant.

If you're considering this movie, it's all dialog (you could probably strip the audio and listen to it on your ipod, and miss little, if you watch the first and last 10 minutes.)  It's "heady," and it's about "headiness." (IMO)  If you like thinking about people and their views on philosophy, you will probably appreciate it.  If you're into action and/or hate a lot of dialog, you probably won't get through it.  I, for example, appreciated it, but probably would have walked out on it in a movie theatre.

Tried, but can't really say any more.

It holds my record as the dullest film I've ever sat through in a theater. Pretentious and brain-thuddingly dull, it's the gold standard for cinematic crap, IMHO.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: John Shaw on October 04, 2010, 10:39:00 AM
Iron Man 2.

Also, My Dinner With Andre - I don't understand the hate.

S'a good flick. Maybe a little heavy but it's like the ultimate actors flick.
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Lindsey on October 04, 2010, 11:54:03 AM
just watched big lebowski
i can't believe i never watched it b4
fucking hilarious.

Can't believe you'd never seen this!  I knew it would totally be something you would like, and always just made the assumption that you'd seen it.  My father used to make me watch it repeatedly.   :lol:

Also, I believe the last movie I sat through was The Aviator.  And I'd like to see the movie in theaters now with Michael Douglas (Can't remember the name, something about Wall Street I think), and the movie about the Facebook drama. 
Title: Re: Last movie you've watched
Post by: Cognitive Dissident on October 04, 2010, 12:44:12 PM
My Dinner with Andre

It was both annoying (probably because it had to be) and fascinating.  I got so irritated (in a less-than-entertaining way) by what seemed like a "shaggy dog tale" in the first hour that I had to look it up on IMDB and read the synopsis to give me a reason to keep watching it.

There was a good reason, and it's a spoiler...I guess I'll have to watch it again, though, if I can bear it, to catch everything significant.

If you're considering this movie, it's all dialog (you could probably strip the audio and listen to it on your ipod, and miss little, if you watch the first and last 10 minutes.)  It's "heady," and it's about "headiness." (IMO)  If you like thinking about people and their views on philosophy, you will probably appreciate it.  If you're into action and/or hate a lot of dialog, you probably won't get through it.  I, for example, appreciated it, but probably would have walked out on it in a movie theatre.

Tried, but can't really say any more.

It holds my record as the dullest film I've ever sat through in a theater. Pretentious and brain