What were the last movies you watched?

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  • mlothar16mlothar16 Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    Saw Quantom of Solace yesterday, I have to say I really enjoy Craig's bond. That said the action sequences were great, but the plot was a little thin, the style was definitely a throwback to older Bond style, large organization but focus on one guy. All in all though highly enjoyable
  • lazyalexlazyalex Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    Transbrak;1583920 said:
    I watched this the other night, It was fantastic.
    Where can I find this? I enjoy some decent not "NARUTO LOLZLOLROLOLZ" Anime.
  • Mikey803Mikey803 Headliner
    edited November 2008
    Fight Club...


    ...awesome awesome movie...
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    lazyalex;1584283 said:
    Where can I find this? I enjoy some decent not "NARUTO LOLZLOLROLOLZ" Anime.
    All these links are Subtitled. Dubbed is hard to find online~
    Of course if you don't feel like watching online, it is available on DVD.

    5 Centimeters per Second

    Here are a few other excellent Anime movies~
    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (on DVD the 18th)
    Voices of a Distant Star (available on DVD)
    The Place Promised in our Early Days (available on DVD)
    Sword of the Stranger

    I also highly recommend these mature drama series~
    Mushishi~ (available on DVD)
    Monster
    Kino's Journey (available on DVD)
    ZOMG_A_RANCOR;1583958 said:
    Im afraid to die, thanks to "sunshine". After i watched it, i realized how limited life is, and how after i die, and my electric impulses in my brain stop, my entire being stops with it.
    Wow, you're talking about Sunshine right? I loved that movie but I'm not sure how you felt that after watching it. Can you explain for me? ... Is there a specific aspect of it that made you that scared?
  • TransbrakTransbrak Headliner
    edited November 2008
    lazyalex;1584283 said:
    Where can I find this? I enjoy some decent not "NARUTO LOLZLOLROLOLZ" Anime.
    A buddy of mine picked it up at Best Buy I think it was even on sale.
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    Last night I saw the crapfest that is Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem~ they basically made another movie for the sake of completing the story. It was way too predictable, which made it kinda boring. The blood didn't really help either. They should have left it alone after the first movie
  • gosox333gosox333 Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    I just watched Idiocracy. It is now my favorite movie of all time.
  • LankanLatinoLankanLatino Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    just watched Almost Famous throughout for the first time (have seen bits and pieces before)

    must say, DAMN good movie!
  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    Almost Famous always reminds me just how powerful rock n roll really is.
  • ThrobingCaneThrobingCane Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    I watched The Jerky Boys last night
  • PandastrikePandastrike Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Pineapple Express and Across The Universe...all amaaazing.
  • sweet-t310sweet-t310 Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    I'll leave my Quantum of Solace notes for the Bond thread, but I did watch "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" last night.
  • brobotbrobot Sorbital, Silicon Dioxide and Magnesium Stearate
    edited November 2008
    I watched Kung Fu Panda this weekend. Not to shabby.
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited November 2008
    I watched Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope" last night. That's a classic.

    And I watched Casino Royale this weekend in preparation to see Quantum of Solace, but my plans to see the new one fell through. Oh well.

    And I just finished "Psycho" a few minutes ago. Not sure why I'm on the old-school movie kick, but at least they're great movies, haha
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    iamtheddrman;1587105 said:
    I watched Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope" last night. That's a classic.

    Not sure why I'm on the old-school movie kick, but at least they're great movies, haha
    Sometimes you're just in the mood. I have Rope on my DVR, as well as quite a few other movies, but I'm still waiting for the right time to see them. Hopefully, it comes before I start running out of space.
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited November 2008
    Did you, by chance, record that movie from a GuruGuide on TiVo? I got the Halloween GuruGuide and it included Rope, Psycho, Constantine, and several others.
  • TransbrakTransbrak Headliner
    edited November 2008
    I watched A Clockwork Orange last night on Blu-ray.

    I had honestly never seen the movie though I had read the book several times. I really liked it, the transfer was bright and very well done for the age of the film. The only complaint I have with the disc was the audio mix, the music was mixed much louder than the dialog which made a few scenes awkward. Other than that I would recommend it.
  • PandastrikePandastrike Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    Pulp Fiction..again

    Too good, especially the breakfast scene..Perfection.
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    iamtheddrman;1589543 said:
    Did you, by chance, record that movie from a GuruGuide on TiVo? I got the Halloween GuruGuide and it included Rope, Psycho, Constantine, and several others.
    I have Service Electric cable~ so I got a DVR with that. So this GuruGuide gives a list of great movies to choose from in different categories? That must be very useful~ I have to search through guide and pick whatever interests me.
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited November 2008
    jayou521;1592961 said:
    I have Service Electric cable~ so I got a DVR with that. So this GuruGuide gives a list of great movies to choose from in different categories? That must be very useful~ I have to search through guide and pick whatever interests me.
    Yeah, they're not perfect, but several of them are cool. Basically, the people at TiVo select a list of movies that they think fit a theme, and you can see the list. If the list interests you, you can set the TiVo to automatically record all of the movies that are showing in your area. I picked the Halloween list during the 2nd week of October, and it's still recording scary movies for me to watch.

    You can also get GuruGuides for season premieres, but it was missing many of the premieres I wanted to see, so I'm not sure what's up with that. Another nice thing with TiVo is being able to record everything that has a particular actor or director. So I can get all the Chuck Norris or Alfred Hitchcock movies I want :D
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    iamtheddrman;1592995 said:
    Another nice thing with TiVo is being able to record everything that has a particular actor or director. So I can get all the Chuck Norris or Alfred Hitchcock movies I want :D
    Oh man, that's just awesome. I wish mine could do that. Finding good movies would be so much easier. Maybe I could finally finish off my quest to see all the movies Al Pacino's been in (all the good ones at least :p) ... I think Scent of a Woman will be next on my list. I'll have that done by tomorrow~
  • PandastrikePandastrike Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    I just saw Passchendaele last friday, it's about world war I, good stuff.
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    Twilight - kinda like Anne Rice meets The Lost Boys. Though I couldn't help but thinking that it was secretly a bunch of pro-abstinence propaganda.

    The leads were good, but some of the effects were goofy and the vampires also looked silly at times (when Dr. Cullen appears for the first time, he's so damned white I doubt anyone wouldn't suspect he was a vampire) - especially when they're baring fangs and hissing in baseball uniforms.

    Catherine Hardwicke does some interesting work, but at times it feels too much like it's a TV show and not a big-budget movie. In fact, the whole thing really feels like it belongs on the CW network. They could throw it on right before Supernatural and watch the ratings explode.

    It's pretty much a bunch of young kids in heat staring intensely at one another for two hours. I'll stick with The Lost Boys and Near Dark, but certainly the teen girls at the screening last night went ape**** over it - squealing with glee everytime another pasty-faced, Morrissey-coiffed femboy strutted across the screen. And I suppose it does play better as a teen romance than as a vampire feature.

    Good score by Carter Burwell also, and I was pleased to hear Radiohead over the end credits. Nice locations too, even though some of the deep woods glory shots are cheapened by cheesy camera swoops and aggressive editing.

    Overall not too bad, if not full-price-in-the-theater good. And remember gals - if you're breathing heavily, sweating and aching for hot, steamy, sinful sex, just pretend your boyfriend is a vampire and that he'll lose control and drain your blood if things get too hot and heavy. But first get some mousse and give him some unruly Morrissey hair.
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    culturedog;1593903 said:
    But first get some mousse and give him some unruly Morrissey hair.
    Oh yeah, can't forget that :p (nice review btw)

    I'm much more interested in the other vampire movie that's in theaters right now. Has anyone seen Let the Right One In?
    It looks amazing, and it's getting really good reviews. I also just found out it's from Sweden~

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    I just looked it up~ and found this.
    A little ridiculous, don't you think? This movie just came out and already someone wants to do an American remake
  • kiggidykevkiggidykev Thinks about pandas
    edited November 2008
    My buddy Mike and I caught Bender's Game tonight.

    It was decent enough, but it seemed to fall apart and get Family Guy-ish towards the end. Especially with that stupid knife infomercial gag that would NOT END.
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    jayou521;1596610 said:
    Oh yeah, can't forget that :p (nice review btw)

    I'm much more interested in the other vampire movie that's in theaters right now. Has anyone seen Let the Right One In?
    It looks amazing, and it's getting really good reviews. I also just found out it's from Sweden~
    Thanks! Just found out that Let The Right One In is coming to my town in three weeks! Definitely have to hit that up.

    Last night I saw Bolt, but unfortunately not in Disney Digital 3-D or whatever they call it. It was pretty much what I expected: a lame concept saved by some funny pigeons and the hilarious Rhino - an overexcitable hamster with a thirst for action and danger.

    When I first saw the trailer for this flick, I wrote it off as a ripoff of the Buzz Lightyear character from Toy Story, only with a delusional actor dog in place of a delusional children's toy. But where the concept of Buzz worked great naturally, Bolt's situation seemed cheesy and forced, especially to anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of film and television production.

    Bolt's belief in his superhero television persona could have been easily established with the dog-tired old cliche of a bump on the noggin' causing him to confuse his alter ego with his real identity. Hey, it worked on Miami Vice, so why not in a kids' movie?

    But instead, the film pulls a Truman Show homage and makes it so that the television show within the film stages every episode of Bolt 'for real' in one long take - so that the dog believes the entire scenario and the audience will be thrilled by his 'realistic' performance. So, all of the cars and vehicles suddenly become paper thin when Bolt grips them in his teeth (even when there are people inside of them :confused:), as there are no greenscreened CGI effects.

    There's no effort given to explain how any of the other amazing things seen during the opening of the film could possibly be accomplished 'live'. It's a well known truth that working in cinema with children and animals is a nightmare, but somehow this finely tuned operation knows ahead of time every single action Bolt will take and prepares stunt teams etc. to act in accordance.

    It's ridiculously stupid, and doesn't gel well with the rest of the film, which is relatively well written and sports some generic yet touching character developments. The opening also features some boring Hollywood 'types' such as a slimy agent, a penny-pinching network exec and a megalomaniacal director.

    Thankfully, once all this crap is swept to the side and the 'road movie' portion of the film begins, it hits its stride and keeps on hitting the right notes. There's nothing wildly original to it, but the characters and outrageous scenarios they encounter are enough of a hoot to entertain both the kids and the older folk. And I'm sure the 3-D effects will add an extra jolt of juice to the whole thing.

    The design team should also get some nods for mixing it up visually, since the CGI animation is sometimes balanced with some old-school painterly backgrounds and a heavily stylized hand-drawn look during some of the montages.

    So it's no Pixar, and the core concept is epic fail - but the fun characters and the overall sense of adventure pulls it all together in spite of these limitations. But it's still a Toy Story/Truman Show ripoff. And again I feel like a total dumbass for tearing apart a kids' movie! :D But if Pixar hadn't raised the bar so damned high, I wouldn't have to.
  • MaximumJasonMaximumJason Opening Act
    edited November 2008
    IronMan

    "Ok, testing at 10%......ok......3, 2, 1 *Click* *BAM!* *robot arm spays him down*

    Priceless :)
  • EhfahqEhfahq Headliner
    edited November 2008
    I watched the Matrix seqeuls and the Animatrix......again. Like I do ever year. And everytime I watch them I love them even more. The orignal movie is nothing compared to what they did with these films.

    Yes, I know im in the minority.
  • culturedogculturedog Road Warrior
    edited November 2008
    Ehfahq;1597513 said:
    I watched the Matrix seqeuls and the Animatrix......again. Like I do ever year. And everytime I watch them I love them even more. The orignal movie is nothing compared to what they did with these films.

    Yes, I know im in the minority.
    Yeah, I can't say much good about the sequels, but I loved The Animatrix. If I wasn't booked up all night I'd totally throw that in the ol' disc player. Haven't seen that in ages.
  • EhfahqEhfahq Headliner
    edited November 2008
    To be quite honest with you culturedog, I dont care about your opinion.
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