What were the last movies you watched?

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  • David Gilmour. Live in Pompeii. I cried.
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    I watched the new Kingsman when it opened on Wednesday. It was entertaining, but it also did exactly what I expected it to do from the trailers and more.

    I might watch the third Kingsman movie if and when it comes out, but even though action-wise this film had a lot I liked, they did the one thing I was hoping they wouldn't do after watching the trailers.
  • Watched Gerald's Game on Netflix (it's a Netflix original movie)
    Didn't enjoy it too much. :s
  • razor63razor63 Unsigned

    Watched Gerald's Game on Netflix (it's a Netflix original movie)
    Didn't enjoy it too much. :s

    I saw the premise of that, and couldn't believe it wasn't a comedy.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    The book was pretty good.

    It does have a certain dark comedy element at first, but as she struggles to escape she reflects on her life and the various abuse she's gone through... so no, it's not supposed to be funny.
  • razor63razor63 Unsigned
    Ah, okay. I've only ever seen the plot synopsis and the poster, so when it was described it sound like a comedy.
  • The book was pretty good.

    It does have a certain dark comedy element at first, but as she struggles to escape she reflects on her life and the various abuse she's gone through... so no, it's not supposed to be funny.

    I ordered a used copy of the book so I still plan on reading it eventually.
    I have about 21 of his books and have read two. (working through the short story books first)
  • topdrawertopdrawer Opening Act
    i watched half of gerald's game. didn't like it. and i thought the book is considered one of stephen's worst.
  • Just got back from watching the My Little Pony Movie. It was really good, I was expecting it to just be meh, but I enjoyed it from start to finish

    Totally worth spending what little money I have to see it.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    topdrawer said:

    i watched half of gerald's game. didn't like it. and i thought the book is considered one of stephen's worst.

    I've never really heard that. I thought it was solid. Not his best but an enjoyable read.

    I just read something were King said he felt Insomnia and Rose Madder were just kind of thrown together and they were written around the same time. Maybe those are what your thinking of.

    Both have yet to be made into films, which could mean Hollywood doesn't think much of them. Of course then again it took The Mist years to be made and The Tailisman is just now getting made and they kick ass. (The books)

    Insomnia is solid but it's protagonist is an old man so in the eyes of Hollywood hard to market. Rose Madder drags. It has a few moments but overall is forgettable.
  • topdrawer said:

    i watched half of gerald's game. didn't like it. and i thought the book is considered one of stephen's worst.

    I've never really heard that. I thought it was solid. Not his best but an enjoyable read.

    I just read something were King said he felt Insomnia and Rose Madder were just kind of thrown together and they were written around the same time. Maybe those are what your thinking of.

    Both have yet to be made into films, which could mean Hollywood doesn't think much of them. Of course then again it took The Mist years to be made and The Tailisman is just now getting made and they kick ass. (The books)

    Insomnia is solid but it's protagonist is an old man so in the eyes of Hollywood hard to market. Rose Madder drags. It has a few moments but overall is forgettable.
    I hope at some point they make a Netflix or theater-film for "The Body", as well as "Apt Pupil". Currently on Different Seasons and I'm loving some of these stories.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    The Body is Stand By Me, one of the best King adaptations ever made.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    Actually come to think of it, Apt Pupil was made as well and is really good.
  • Actually come to think of it, Apt Pupil was made as well and is really good.

    Yeah after i typed that I did some research and saw this was a film. Will have to give it a try. Hope it includes my favorite part of the book. We shall see! ;)!

    And had no idea The Body was Stand By Me. Guess I need to watch that too lol.

  • Meat-PopsicleMeat-Popsicle Road Warrior
    Still processing "Blade Runner 2049". The visuals are absolutely incredible. I was interested in seeing it the moment I heard that Denis Villeneuve was going to direct it, but the inclusion of Roger Deakins (Cinematography) should have been an even bigger selling point for me.
  • Thor: Ragnarok was pretty good. Probably could've dialed it back a bit with the everybody trying to be Robert Downey Jr. humour. And yup, plenty of Immigrant Song in there to justify the likely hefty licensing fee, but otherwise fine. Easily the best of the three.
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited November 4
    Ragnarok was better than expected! Not sure where I'd rank it in the year w/ respect to other superhero flicks.

    Wanna say:
    Logan
    Ragnarok
    Wonder Woman
    Homecoming
    GotG Vol 2
    (And I'm just gonna pre-emptively leave Justice League here)

    Note that I consider Homecoming excellent, so it's been a pretty good year. GotG was enjoyable, but very middling and you could tell it was brought down by trying to play it safe with "what worked"
  • *Playing Left 4 Dead with a cousin at 9 pm*

    "Man, we should go see a movie, it's been a while since I went to the cinema"
    "Yeah, what's on the billboard right now?"
    "Thor. Let's go. As in right now"
    "Ok. We're gonna die here anyways"

    *Gets thrown away like a rag doll by a huge zombie and dies. Mission failed*

    It was fun, I quite liked the villain they got for this one.
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    Tessa Thompson as The Valkyrie was such a good performance. Loved her.
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    Managed to watch it last night. Even more fun than GotG2 and easily the best of the three despite writing off most of the previous cast. The whole running gag with failed dramatic entrances never failed to make me laugh, and it’s clear everyone was having a ball.

    Valkyrie’s entrance still makes me grin like an idiot.
  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    I watched The Hitman's Bodyguard 6/10

    some funny parts, generally entertaining and a hot Salma Hayek. Lots of killing and explosions.
  • Ordered your name. off of Amazon and just finished it. Holy smokes that was fantastic.
  • razor63razor63 Unsigned
    LoopyChew said:

    Ordered your name. off of Amazon and just finished it. Holy smokes that was fantastic.

    I saw it twice at the cinema last year, and watched it once at College earlier this year. It is so frickin' good.
  • kal_el_0724kal_el_0724 Opening Act
    edited November 22
    Saw Justice League last Thursday. Ranking it ahead of Wonder Woman personally. :)

    Probably going to see it again on Thanksgiving or Black Friday.
  • I still want to see Justice League. Last film I saw was Thor Ragnarok. Best Thor film so far (though the lack of viking metal in some of those action scenes makes me feel like they're missing out).
  • calloycalloy Unsigned
    Justice League is pretty good, but I think they cut a lot of granular stuff out for time. I'm pretty sure the BluRay will have an extended cut that restores it, like Batman Vs. Superman did.
  • kal_el_0724kal_el_0724 Opening Act
    calloy said:

    Justice League is pretty good, but I think they cut a lot of granular stuff out for time. I'm pretty sure the BluRay will have an extended cut that restores it, like Batman Vs. Superman did.

    Yeah I'm still not sure why Warner Bros. made that mandate.
  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    edited November 28
    I saw several movies recently, as I had some free time, and a couple of long flights with which to kill time.

    Thor: Ragnarok 8/10. Good movie to see in the theater, as there is a lot of tantalizing eye candy! My man crush for Chris Hemsworth has not subsided, and I was into Cate Blanchett playing Hela. Much like what everyone else has said already, good action, funny one-liners, and an overall entertaining flick - worth the ticket price!

    The Dark Tower 6/10. Not bad per se, just a little bland. I didn't dislike it, nor am I a movie critic, but the movie was just a little flat. Action was not over the top, the acting was ok - it's worth a rental or wait until it hits HBO and similar.

    War for the Planet of the Apes 8/10. I've enjoyed all the new Planet of the Apes movies, I think they are well done and show a tremendous depth of story and 'heart' for each installment. I like how they've tied this movie into a key themes and elements found in the classic Chuck Heston films.
  • Meat-PopsicleMeat-Popsicle Road Warrior
    Guillermo Del Toro has a new movie coming out? I should see it!
    I snagged preview passes to "The Shape of Water" for this coming Monday.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited November 29
    I've had The Shape of Water circled on my calendar all year. Pretty much all I look forward to in film these days is works by my favorite directors - Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver" was great, Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" looks tremendous, but del Toro's "The Shape of Water" has been my hype of the year.


    I went to the Guillermo del Toro "At Home with Monsters" memorabilia/art exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto about a month ago. Awesome stuff.

    https://ago.ca/exhibitions/guillermo-del-toro
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