What were the last movies you watched?

jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
edited December 2013 in Less Rokk More Talk
Thought this would be a good idea. Basically tell us what movies you saw recently AND what you thought about them. Could be something you saw on TV/DVD or in the Movies. Anything~ I watch lots of movies so I will post here a lot :)

Last film I saw was Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). Very good crime drama/thriller from Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon). Two brothers who are in need of money for different reasons decide to rob a jewelery store. There's a twist though, which I won't mention ... :D

Before that, I saw The Defiant Ones (1958), starring Sidney Poitier. I enjoy watching old movies. Really liked this one, it was a great drama about two prisoners, one black one white, who are chained together and have to help each other when they find themselves free from their captors.

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  • edited November 2008
    On Halloween, I saw Ginger Snaps. I have no idea why this movie is a considered a cult classic. The satire and 'lycanthropy as puberty' analogy seemed ham-fisted, and all in all it just oozed 'laughably bad b-movie' to me.
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    Last flicks I saw were Role Models and Madagascar 2. Role Models isn't nearly as funny as it should be, though it has a few moments and the LARP scenes are choice.

    Madagascar 2 is more of the same, with plenty of cute lemur and penguin action. Pretty much if you liked the first one you'll dig the sequel.
  • MexMex Mex Type Thing
    edited November 2008
    Der_Lex;1524730 said:
    On Halloween, I saw Ginger Snaps. I have no idea why this movie is a considered a cult classic. The satire and 'lycanthropy as puberty' analogy seemed ham-fisted, and all in all it just oozed 'laughably bad b-movie' to me.
    "Ginger Snaps" is Canadian. Which means it's automatically awesome. Have you learned NOTHING Lex??

    ;)
  • LORDJUJULORDJUJU Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    I watched Aliens extended cut for 200th time last night. Jim Cameron rules(yes even Titanic)!
  • edited November 2008
    Mex;1524800 said:
    "Ginger Snaps" is Canadian. Which means it's automatically awesome. Have you learned NOTHING Lex??

    ;)
    Bryan Adams and Celine Dion have already rendered that theory false, sorry (and no, awesome as they might be, bands like Rush and Saga don't cancel them out). :D
  • dc2mlbsmdc2mlbsm Unsigned
    edited November 2008
    on Saturday i saw "Saw V",it was ok, and "The Haunting of Molly Hartley",i didn't like that movie.
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    LORDJUJU;1524807 said:
    I watched Aliens extended cut for 200th time last night. Jim Cameron rules(yes even Titanic)!
    YES!! I agree~ and Aliens is the coolest~ best action/horror movie ever.
  • StahlbrandStahlbrand Rising Star
    edited November 2008
    For Hallowe'en I watched "30 Days of Night". I really enjoyed it, I thought it was a very good horror/suspense film, well shot, well lit, great makeup, good effects, great setting, awesome setup, reasonably acted, and overall well executed.

    I was suprised later to see it had a metacritic of 50ish, and a '50% fresh" rotten tomatos ranking. I don't know what people who didn't like it were looking for, or what they were expecting when they went to a 'vampires attack an Alaskian town during the period of prolonged nightfall' movie, but IMO, it delivered all that its concept promised.

    I also read that in some versions the vampire language was subtitled, I can only imagine this detracting from the expieriance - more interesting to not know exactly what they are saying.
  • edited November 2008
    Stahlbrand;1524881 said:
    For Hallowe'en I watched "30 Days of Night". I really enjoyed it, I thought it was a very good horror/suspense film, well shot, well lit, great makeup, good effects, great setting, awesome setup, reasonably acted, and overall well executed.

    I was suprised later to see it had a metacritic of 50ish, and a '50% fresh" rotten tomatos ranking. I don't know what people who didn't like it were looking for, or what they were expecting when they went to a 'vampires attack an Alaskian town during the period of prolonged nightfall' movie, but IMO, it delivered all that its concept promised.

    I also read that in some versions the vampire language was subtitled, I can only imagine this detracting from the expieriance - more interesting to not know exactly what they are saying.
    It was alright, but nowhere near as good as the comic it's based on. The artwork for that is amazing.
  • mlothar16mlothar16 Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    This weekend I watched Zack and Miri make a Porno, and it was hilarious. As always with Kevin Smith, it was not for the faint of heart. But it was a very funny moving and a rather good love story believe it or not lol
  • kiggidykevkiggidykev Thinks about pandas
    edited November 2008
    We watched Robocop 3 the other night. Being drunk enhanced the awesomeness.
  • MexMex Mex Type Thing
    edited November 2008
    Der_Lex;1524809 said:
    Bryan Adams and Celine Dion have already rendered that theory false, sorry (and no, awesome as they might be, bands like Rush and Saga don't cancel them out). :D
    Touche Lex, touche.


    BUT! I think both Celine and Bryan Adams are now dual citizens? So they're American as far as I'm concerned ;)
  • HardRocker12HardRocker12 Rising Star
    edited November 2008
    I just watched The Strangers tonight. It was really good, but not as scary as i thought it would be.
  • StahlbrandStahlbrand Rising Star
    edited November 2008
    Der_Lex;1524730 said:
    On Halloween, I saw Ginger Snaps. I have no idea why this movie is a considered a cult classic. The satire and 'lycanthropy as puberty' analogy seemed ham-fisted, and all in all it just oozed 'laughably bad b-movie' to me.
    I watched the first 40 minutes of it the day after Halloween, thought it was passable at that point, but I paused it to take care of something, then played Fallout 3 for the rest of my rec time that day. I never got back to it, and do not feel strongly motivated to do so. Too meh to survive a viewing interruption.

    From my incomplete viewing it didnt even reach laughably bad status, which would have been better than the damnation of faint praise that it was - too balanced between things that were working and things that were too obvious or shoddy.

    Meh.
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    Stahlbrand;1524881 said:
    For Hallowe'en I watched "30 Days of Night". I really enjoyed it, I thought it was a very good horror/suspense film, well shot, well lit, great makeup, good effects, great setting, awesome setup, reasonably acted, and overall well executed.

    I was suprised later to see it had a metacritic of 50ish, and a '50% fresh" rotten tomatos ranking. I don't know what people who didn't like it were looking for, or what they were expecting when they went to a 'vampires attack an Alaskian town during the period of prolonged nightfall' movie, but IMO, it delivered all that its concept promised.

    I also read that in some versions the vampire language was subtitled, I can only imagine this detracting from the expieriance - more interesting to not know exactly what they are saying.
    The cinematography in that film is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Bleak and moody as hell, but freaking incredible looking. I had to pick it up on Blu-ray. The score is also some great, minimalist, bowel-churning stuff.

    Surprisingly, most of the critics in my neck of the woods 'got it' and gave it reasonably good marks. I think it made it onto my top twenty list from last year. Solid, intense work. And it had Ben Foster, who's one of the best modern cinema weirdos.

    EDIT: I remember seeing some bits subtitled, particularly the conversation about God between Danny Huston and one victim. But the bulk of it as far as I recall was untranslated.
  • BonezBonez Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    I saw Appaloosa on Halloween. I really didn't want to see it either, but it was pretty good. I didn't hate it anyway. Viggo Mortensen makes an awesome Western star.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    i watched smithereens for the first time in ages last night. it's a lot more boring than i remembered...
  • trident5trident5 Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    saw "Don't mess with the Zohan", which just killed me. 9/10

    and "Diary of the Dead", basically a zombie movie via handheld camera. I'd give it a 6/10 for having zombies.
  • StewieStewie Stewie Star
    edited November 2008
    mlothar16;1524896 said:
    This weekend I watched Zack and Miri make a Porno, and it was hilarious. As always with Kevin Smith, it was not for the faint of heart. But it was a very funny moving and a rather good love story believe it or not lol
    I saw it to! It was great!
  • edited November 2008
    trident5;1527013 said:
    saw "Don't mess with the Zohan", which just killed me. 9/10
    I know humor is a subjective thing, but what exactly did you like about it? I saw it for work and I can't remember laughing even once.
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    Der_Lex;1527084 said:
    I know humor is a subjective thing, but what exactly did you like about it? I saw it for work and I can't remember laughing even once.
    Yeah, Zohan is another one of those comedies that are essentially painless yet wholly devoid of belly laughs. For recent comedies, last month's Sex Drive was infinitely funnier.
  • edited November 2008
    culturedog;1527223 said:
    Yeah, Zohan is another one of those comedies that are essentially painless yet wholly devoid of belly laughs. For recent comedies, last month's Sex Drive was infinitely funnier.
    Tropic Thunder only came out recently over here. Now that was a movie that gave me a lot of belly laughs.
  • HellKatzXHellKatzX Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    I watched Tropic Thunder a couple nights ago, hilarious I really liked it.

    Last night I watched Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, also a good movie if nothing else Marissa Tomei is SMOKIN in it, she alone makes it worth watching.
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    Der_Lex;1527256 said:
    Tropic Thunder only came out recently over here. Now that was a movie that gave me a lot of belly laughs.
    Yeah, that was a winner. Ben Stiller's actually a decent director too - it looked way better than most comedies. And man, the smartest thing Tom Cruise has done in a long while was taking a role in that film.

    Other summer comedies I liked were Pineapple Express (though it's a mix of comedy and action) and the incredibly stupid yet undeniably hilarious Step Brothers (though folks who hate Will Ferrell will probably not be swayed by it).
  • JACKAL557JACKAL557 Unsigned
    edited November 2008
    beverly hills chihuahua..... i got draged along so i could drive.....ok movie tho
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    JACKAL557;1527431 said:
    beverly hills chihuahua..... i got draged along so i could drive.....ok movie tho
    Yeah, it helped that they used real dogs instead of all-CGI atrocities like the Scooby Doo flicks.
  • JACKAL557JACKAL557 Unsigned
    edited November 2008
    culturedog;1527458 said:
    Yeah, it helped that they used real dogs instead of all-CGI atrocities like the Scooby Doo flicks.
    ya , thought it was going to be horrible but not a bad movie at all
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    JACKAL557;1527431 said:
    beverly hills chihuahua..... i got draged along so i could drive.....ok movie tho
    My Spanish teacher got our class to see that because of the Spanish locations/references and such in the film. The tickets weren't free (I think the snacks were) but I didn't go. There was no way I was gonna spend $9 on it. (Though he did get us free tickets to see Quantum of Solace on the 19th, once again because parts of it take place in Spanish speaking countries :D )
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    jayou521;1533058 said:
    Though he did get us free tickets to see Quantum of Solace on the 19th, once again because parts of it take place in Spanish speaking countries :D
    Now THAT'S an awesome teacher! If only I could have counted my 007 film experiences as part of my education...
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    i rewatched the outsiders last night... good movie.
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