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Off Topic => Entertainment => Topic started by: zapiy on February 25, 2012, 15:20:24 PM

Title: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on February 25, 2012, 15:20:24 PM
What movies have you watched recently?
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 09, 2012, 03:30:30 AM
The last movie I watched was "The Secret World of Arrietty."† It is a Japanimation movie and it is excellent.† The story is well written and the animation is excellent.† Based on the reactions at the movie theater, there were many people who were pleasantly surprised by it.†
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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on March 09, 2012, 10:29:37 AM
I watched Goon the other night too and enjoyed it.I've also got arietty but not got round to watching it yet.
I did watch Tower hiest last night with ben stiller and eddie murphy in it.
It was a pretty good film but not so much a comedy you'd expect from ben stiller
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 10, 2012, 00:10:33 AM
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Last night I watched Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman, it's basically Rocky with robots. I wasn't expecting much but its actually really good and the fact the super fine Evangeline Lilly is in it too made it even more watchable.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on March 10, 2012, 00:29:08 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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Last night I watched Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman, it's basically Rocky with robots. I wasn't expecting much but its actually really good and the fact the super fine Evangeline Lilly is in it too made it even more watchable.
I really enjoyed that film too. I did'nt think i would at first but it turned out to be really good
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 10, 2012, 01:33:46 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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Last night I watched Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman, it's basically Rocky with robots. I wasn't expecting much but its actually really good and the fact the super fine Evangeline Lilly is in it too made it even more watchable.

I went to see this movie just because I was curious about how they were doing the robots.† I was pleasantly pleased with the movie.† It was well written and excecuted.† :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 12, 2012, 19:43:30 PM
Last night I watched a film called The Crazies

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The Crazies is a 2010 American horror film directed by Breck Eisner. Written by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright, the film is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name by George A. Romero, who is also the executive producer and co-writer of the remake.

The Crazies stars Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell. The film takes place in the fictional town of Ogden Marsh, Pierce County, Iowa, "friendliest place on Earth," whose town water supply is accidentally infected with the "Trixie" virus. After an incubation period of 48 hours, this virus gradually transforms the mental state of the infected into that of cold, calculating, depraved, bloodthirsty killers, who then prey on family and neighbors alike.

It was pretty good actually and had a nice twist at the end too.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on March 12, 2012, 20:02:09 PM
I saw the Crazies a while back and i thought it was pretty good, one of the very few horror remakes that is actually better than the original
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Anonymous on March 16, 2012, 08:07:14 AM
I've got the crazies in the house but aint watched it yet. I must get round to it soon though as its certainly my cup of tea.


I watched inglorius basterds a couple of days back and I thought it was fabulous.

I've also recently watched Evidence, another found footage horror film. It was fairly watchable I suppose,and featured a sexy blonde of whom you would have to burn me off her. The film went a bit mad towards the end and in all honesty i'm not all that sure what the film was about.

I've also watched the remake of Black Christmas(yes i'm a horror fan) and it has to be one of the worst films i've seen in a long time. Absolutely atrocious it was,jumping all over the place. On its side though is a total wet dream of a cast,with ruby1 from supernatural,dawn from buffy,the wee lassie(grown up and super yummy)from party of 5 and the incredibly beautiful mary elizabeth winstead. Rubbish film though.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on March 16, 2012, 10:52:55 AM
I watch ghost rider 2.
Don't waste your time lol
I did'nt mind the original too much but thought it could have been wayyyyyy better.Then when i saw the trailer to this one i thought "now that look's way better"
Sadly it seems to have been alot worse lol.Good CGI but thats it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 16, 2012, 20:38:41 PM
This is actually a film I watched a few weeks ago but I just have to recommend it because it was so good:

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It's a brilliant thriller set in some stunning countryside in the Scottish highlands and keeps you guessing through most of the film. Stunning finale to it also after the serene countryside of the main part of the film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 16, 2012, 21:53:48 PM
Last night I watched Journey 2.†
It was both fun and absurd at the same time.† LOL
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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Anonymous on March 17, 2012, 15:08:59 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
I saw the Crazies a while back and i thought it was pretty good, one of the very few horror remakes that is actually better than the original

Decided to watch this last night after having it in the cupboard for ages.

Bloody good film I thought,hugely entertaining.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 17, 2012, 15:49:16 PM
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I watched this last night and it wasn't bad. The title is a bit stupid and there are parts of the story that don't really make sense but its decent enough for a straight to DVD release.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on March 18, 2012, 13:02:52 PM
i watched the grey with liam neeson in it.
Got to say it's worth a watch i really enjoyed it all the way through
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on March 18, 2012, 13:48:47 PM
watched this the other night:

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Very funny, kind of like a remake of Adventures In Babysitting. Jonah Hill is hilarious as ever and the kids in the film are really talented. Proper laugh out loud, highly recommended
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 19, 2012, 20:51:41 PM
I watched it last night!

I thought it was a bit shit at first but it got much better as it went on and I ended up really enjoying it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 22, 2012, 23:48:39 PM
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I watched this last night.

Starts off really promising and you think its going to be a really enjoyable movie but just seems to get more boring and misguided as it goes on. Very disappointing indeed.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 23, 2012, 16:59:50 PM
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I watched this last night. It's a very average, and slightly silly in places, horror film starring a couple of people who used to be in Neighbours and Tom Cruise's Mrs.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 25, 2012, 18:28:59 PM
Quote from: "DEADDOLL666"
I watched Goon the other night too and enjoyed it.I've also got arietty but not got round to watching it yet.
I did watch Tower hiest last night with ben stiller and eddie murphy in it.
It was a pretty good film but not so much a comedy you'd expect from ben stiller

I watched Tower Heist a couple of nights ago now and thought it was excellent, not what I expected either.

Last night I watched this:

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I love Steve Carell and this film didn't disappoint in the goofy comedy stakes, plus it also has some really fit women in it† :D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on March 25, 2012, 20:52:43 PM
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Watched this Friday night, bloody fantastic film.. 9/10 for me.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 25, 2012, 20:57:43 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
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Watched this Friday night, bloody fantastic film.. 9/10 for me.

Image dosn't show up but if you are talking about Warrior then yes its an awesome film!† 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on March 25, 2012, 20:59:54 PM
Shows ok here bud.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 26, 2012, 22:25:36 PM
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I watched this last night, it's produced by Ben Stiller and has a cracking cast.

Very funny I recommend it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on March 27, 2012, 01:04:09 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this last night, it's produced by Ben Stiller and has a cracking cast.

Very funny I recommend it.
I really enjoyed this film too.
very funny in parts
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 29, 2012, 23:04:04 PM
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I watched that shit last night. I swear that every scene in it was stolen from another movie. Utter crap, avoid.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 30, 2012, 21:29:17 PM
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Watched that last night, very long but incredibly good. In fact its one of the best films I have watched in a very long time. Highly recommended to everyone!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on April 06, 2012, 12:11:47 PM
Watched Alvin and the Chipmunks, Chipwrecked last night. Was good if you have kids lol.  Watched Source Code after which I thoroughly enjoyed. 8/10 for both for different reasons.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on April 09, 2012, 12:06:45 PM
Watched this last night:

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Easily the funniest film of the year so far, a brilliant self-parody and proper laugh out loud funny from the start to finish. There are so many funny parts in this movie, its defo one you would want to watch again and again. Channing Tatum played the straight man reallly well and Ice Cube and Jonah Hill were also excellent in their roles. 10/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on April 09, 2012, 17:12:06 PM
A high score indeed. Will watch that now and hold you to it lol.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 19, 2012, 19:07:31 PM
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I watched that last night, pretty decent thriller if nothing special
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 24, 2012, 18:34:50 PM
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I watched this the other day, a really enjoyable thriller with a solid cast. Highly recommended!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Console Compulsive on April 24, 2012, 19:11:52 PM
Last night I was mostly watching....

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The oldies are always the best. This one has everything. Comedy, suspence, music, Germans, dancing, gunfighting, casual racism, explosions, farting cowboys and not to forget.......MONGO!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 25, 2012, 17:46:15 PM
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I watched this last night after I had heard great things about it. It's based on a true story and was gripping from start to finish, a really good movie!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 26, 2012, 19:15:23 PM
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Watched this film last night, another true story this time about Australia's worst ever serial killer. Pretty fucked up at times and dosn't explain itself very well but not bad and worth watching for people who like this kind of stuff.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on April 28, 2012, 10:47:07 AM
Watched this yesterday:

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Really good sequel and great to see the original cast all back together with no exceptions. Some real funny moments in this keeping the type of humour seen in the original 3 films, whilst also bringing the storylines up to date.
Must see for any Pie fans - 9/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 28, 2012, 22:51:24 PM
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Watched this last night, really awesome film about an alien invasion. Definately worth watching.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on May 09, 2012, 23:11:38 PM
Just got back from watching Avengers Assemble. Awesome film, just awesome.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 09, 2012, 23:46:25 PM
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I watched The Immortals last night wasn't bad, not great although the great cast did help it along a lot
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on May 10, 2012, 18:27:18 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Just got back from watching Avengers Assemble. Awesome film, just awesome.

Avengers is fantastic, easily the most fun and action packed superhero movie i have ever seen. Pure Class, hope they do another one....
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 11, 2012, 00:49:23 AM
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I watched this last night, really thought provoking film. It's basically a thriller but it has some fantastic psycological undertones that really get you thinking. Very well made film too and there a few cool twists to keep the thrill up. Highly recommended!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 11, 2012, 04:13:41 AM
I just got back from watching The Avengers.† Awesome movie!

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 11, 2012, 21:45:10 PM
Lat night's film was . . . . .

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Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon Levitt in a rather good thriller with lots shooting. Worth a look.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 20, 2012, 17:28:20 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Watched this yesterday:

(http://mankabros.com/blogs/btp/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/american_reunion_movie_poster_1.jpg)

Really good sequel and great to see the original cast all back together with no exceptions. Some real funny moments in this keeping the type of humour seen in the original 3 films, whilst also bringing the storylines up to date.
Must see for any Pie fans - 9/10

Watched this myself a few days ago, very funny indeed!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 25, 2012, 21:05:07 PM
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I watched this the other night, brilliant thriller with a superb cast. Well worth getting hold of!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on May 25, 2012, 23:12:48 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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Watched this last night, really awesome film about an alien invasion. Definately worth watching.

you must be the only person on the planet that thinks this.

that film was a complete waste of 90mins I'll never get back, and then the† ending...arrrggghhh God† >:(..the visuals where not bad, but with a zero stroyline , m8, your easly impressed..lol, with a 4.9 rating on IMDB , this is below par, something you'd expect Scfi Channel to puke up.

now if you love your Scfi adventures, one film I watch recently and was very suprised it didn't do well was

(http://www.themovieguys.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/john-carter-movie-poster-6.jpg)

epic avatar style scifi adventure, a bit long time wise, hence why it didn't do well in the cinema as it's over 2hrs long, but it is really good and a great twist on a fractual person "John Carter
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 25, 2012, 23:25:52 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
you must be the only person on the planet that thinks this.

that film was a complete waste of 90mins I'll never get back, and then the† ending...arrrggghhh God† >:(..the visuals where not bad, but with a zero stroyline , m8, your easly impressed..lol, with a 4.9 rating on IMDB , this is below par, something you'd expect Scfi Channel to puke up.

now if you love your Scfi adventures, one film I watch recently and was very suprised it didn't do well was

(http://www.themovieguys.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/john-carter-movie-poster-6.jpg)

epic avatar style scifi adventure, a bit long time wise, hence why it didn't do well in the cinema as it's over 2hrs long, but it is really good and a great twist on a fractual person "John Carter

Actually I know a couple of other people who liked it too. I guess it was my kinda film† :P

I have John Carter to watch just not got round to it yet.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 28, 2012, 17:02:38 PM
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I watched this last night and I have to say it was hilarious, I was surprised at how short it was though!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on May 28, 2012, 18:01:25 PM
I recommend everyone to watch the below, a great british coming of age comedy drama directed by Richard Ayoade (IT Crowd). Watched last night and really enjoyed it, very stylish and believable

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9RLoLioKKhk/TjE2b7jplYI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/z3NeKufuEcI/s1600/sub.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 28, 2012, 18:25:34 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
I recommend everyone to watch the below, a great british coming of age comedy drama directed by Richard Ayoade (IT Crowd). Watched last night and really enjoyed it, very stylish and believable

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9RLoLioKKhk/TjE2b7jplYI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/z3NeKufuEcI/s1600/sub.jpg)

I watched that last year, really good!!!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 01, 2012, 05:16:26 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Greyfox"
you must be the only person on the planet that thinks this.

that film was a complete waste of 90mins I'll never get back, and then the† ending...arrrggghhh God† >:(..the visuals where not bad, but with a zero stroyline , m8, your easly impressed..lol, with a 4.9 rating on IMDB , this is below par, something you'd expect Scfi Channel to puke up.

now if you love your Scfi adventures, one film I watch recently and was very suprised it didn't do well was

(http://www.themovieguys.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/john-carter-movie-poster-6.jpg)

epic avatar style scifi adventure, a bit long time wise, hence why it didn't do well in the cinema as it's over 2hrs long, but it is really good and a great twist on a fractual person "John Carter

Actually I know a couple of other people who liked it too. I guess it was my kinda film† :)
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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 01, 2012, 12:51:40 PM
Add me as another one who has watched John Carter and liked it!† :D

Battleship is a movie I really want to see, will probably wait until it goes to DVD.

I watched this film last night:

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It's a thriller set after the second world war and split of Germany. I felt it didn't flow that well and struggled to hold my interest. Not great.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on June 04, 2012, 20:41:11 PM
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Watched Prometheus in 3D..

Simply awesome, awesome awesome..
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: AmigaJay on June 04, 2012, 23:31:18 PM
I watched a film the other night with my gf with that chap out of twilight I think it was, something about a circus on a train, i wasn't paying that much attention more of a chick flick I think.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 05, 2012, 18:37:55 PM
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I watched this the other night, it's a film about 3 teenage boys who get psychic powers from touching an object. I really enjoyed it and would definately recommend it to everyone else!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 05, 2012, 20:06:47 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this the other night, it's a film about 3 teenage boys who get psychic powers from touching an object. I really enjoyed it and would definately recommend it to everyone else!

Chronicle is definitely a good movie and well worth watching.† The only thing that I don't like about it is the filming style but I will deal with that for its story.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 06, 2012, 20:25:36 PM
I watched this film last night:

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It's a brilliant horror thriller with tons of genuine jump out your skin moments. It was great to see old Harry Potter doing something new too. I recommend this one to all unless you are easily scared!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 06, 2012, 20:50:54 PM
I went to see Dark Shadows last night.† I enjoyed it but the ending left me expecting more!
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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 08, 2012, 00:21:27 AM
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Watched the remake of The Thing last night and I have to say that I really enjoyed it! The original is such a classic that I wasn't expecting too much of this as most re-makes are crap, I was pleasantly surprised!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on June 08, 2012, 12:45:45 PM
Watched the Chronicle last night. Pretty good film better than I was expecting to be fair.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on June 11, 2012, 19:53:35 PM
Watched Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes 2. The later was ok I suppose but nothing special. Ghost Protocol however was fantastic. Great stunts and always. Fantastic camera work, just a great film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 11, 2012, 23:08:24 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Watched Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes 2. The later was ok I suppose but nothing special. Ghost Protocol however was fantastic. Great stunts and always. Fantastic camera work, just a great film.

I have Ghost Protocol to watch but havn't got round to it yet.

I watched this film last night:

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Very very good indeed! Lot's of twists and turns and very unpredicatble. An excellent horror / thriller with a great cast too.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 14, 2012, 21:05:04 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Watched Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes 2. The later was ok I suppose but nothing special. Ghost Protocol however was fantastic. Great stunts and always. Fantastic camera work, just a great film.

Decieded to watch that MI: GP last night and thought it was great. Loved Simon Pegg being in it, big fan of his.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 20, 2012, 00:22:34 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BHFXY0s_a4g/TygHDzw3v8I/AAAAAAAAqD4/CS-sTU3mfyE/s1600/safe_house_movie_poster_1.jpg)

I watched Safe House last night, really gripping thriller with a great cast. Well worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 22, 2012, 20:04:51 PM
(http://thefilminformant.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Bending-the-Rules-Poster-1.jpg)

I watched this film a couple of nights ago, pretty good comedy film staring ex-wrestler Adam "Edge" Copeland.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on June 27, 2012, 21:44:14 PM
watched this a couple of days ago:

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Very well written, with a great cast and Josh Brolin was brilliant as a young Agent K
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 27, 2012, 22:00:16 PM
I watched this film last night:

(http://www.matthewmiles.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ConanMoviePoster.jpg)

I wasn't expecting much from it as I had heard it was really bad, I ended up really liking it. Very different to the original film and good in it's own right, don't let all the bad press put you off watching it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 27, 2012, 23:43:08 PM
I watched Snow White and the Huntsman last night.† It was better than I had expected and certainly better than Mirror, Mirror.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8f/Snow_White_and_the_Huntsman_Poster.jpg/220px-Snow_White_and_the_Huntsman_Poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 28, 2012, 05:57:49 AM
Just came from watching Prometheus.† Interesting movie.† I like how it ties to Alien in a convoluted sort of way.† :)

(http://geekcastradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Prometheus-Movie-Poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 28, 2012, 15:03:41 PM
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I watched this last night being a big fan of Roddy Piper's movie work because of the classic They Live.

It's a proper low budget gore fest and a really enjoyable movie as long as you don't take it too seriously!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 06, 2012, 00:13:25 AM
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I watched this last night after hearing so many people go on about and now I can see why!!!!

Hilarious pisstake movie that genuinely made me smile thoughout, I mean Moon Nazis right? Dosn't get more awesome than that!!!†  8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 12, 2012, 00:11:14 AM
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I watched this movie last night, really good action film with a great cast including the very fit Kate Beckinsale† :-*
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on July 12, 2012, 09:06:35 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Just came from watching Prometheus.† Interesting movie.† I like how it ties to Alien in a convoluted sort of way.† :)

(http://geekcastradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Prometheus-Movie-Poster.jpg)

I saw Prometheus twice, I loved it to bits and despite some critics saying its incoherent, I had no trouble following it and was very pleasantly surprised

I also saw Avengers Assemble a while ago and have to say... thats probably the greatest film EVER!!

Saw Ice Age 4 with the wife and a friend this weekend just gone, they are starting to wear a little thin now, though it did make me chuckle quite a lot
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on July 12, 2012, 09:48:26 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
(http://www.moviepostersdirect.co.uk/uploads/images_products_large/24465.jpg)

I watched this movie last night, really good action film with a great cast including the very fit Kate Beckinsale† :-*

Watched this a few weeks back.. great film with some good twists.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on July 12, 2012, 10:31:31 AM
I actually wanted to see Contraband but I missed it at the cinema, I LOVE Kate Beckinsale
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 12, 2012, 13:16:29 PM
(http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2012/01/Journey-2-UK-Poster.jpg)

I watched this a few nights ago too, although its really a kids film I still enjoyed it and it's a great family film. I am a big fan of The Rock so watch pretty much anything with him in† :D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 12, 2012, 14:22:01 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"

I saw Prometheus twice, I loved it to bits and despite some critics saying its incoherent, I had no trouble following it and was very pleasantly surprised


Anyone who finds the story of Prometheus incoherent doesn't have enough IQ points in their heads to appreciate the movie, much less be a critic of it.¬†  ;D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on July 12, 2012, 17:39:33 PM
That statement is something similar to the explanation of the minds of a few rg members , I wrote about recently :).

Prometheus was an excellent movie, had it's flaws in places, but at no time was the story completely confusing or incoherent. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 12, 2012, 17:52:33 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
That statement is something similar to the explanation of the minds of a few rg members , I wrote about recently ;)

Quote from: "Greyfox"
Prometheus was an excellent movie, had it's flaws in places, but at no time was the story completely confusing or incoherent.
It was indeed excellent!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on July 12, 2012, 18:38:33 PM
The film is pure genius in how it explains things with little hints and so on. Love it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 14, 2012, 00:22:53 AM
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Watched this last night, big fan of Guy Pearce and this was a pretty good sci-fi thriller.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 15, 2012, 00:04:58 AM
(http://www.iceposter.com/thumbs/MOV_707fd74a_b.jpg)

Everyone remember the Epic Beard Man? That old guy who beat up the skinheads on a bus in America and became an internet legend overnight?

Well this is a film about him! With a load of stuff added of course to make him even more epic.

Loved this film, great action comedy that keeps the legend alive!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 15, 2012, 06:41:01 AM
I just came from watching Amazing Spider-Man and, well, it was amazing!† I have to admit that I was initially concerned when they said they were rebooting this franchise and then when they cast Andrew Garfield.† I can say that this movie outshines the original Spider-Man.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 16, 2012, 02:34:31 AM
Just got back from watching Disney's Brave.† Fun story but what really impressed me was the computer animation.† It was fantastic!† The vistas looked quite real.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 19, 2012, 19:11:23 PM
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I watched this last night, it's a really funny British / Australian comedy film with a great cast. Has some real cringeworthy moments and genuine laugh out load moments, highly recommended!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 21, 2012, 00:29:08 AM
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Watched this last night, it was ok I suppose but I can't stand Julia Roberts
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 22, 2012, 00:07:37 AM
I just got back from watching The Dark Knight Rises and I can sum up my review with these words:† The Avengers was the best movie of the summer.† This movie trumps all other superhero movies from this summer.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on July 22, 2012, 10:02:09 AM
I can not wait to see that film.  Watched Safe House the other night. Not a bad film. Not Denzel Washington's best movie but still watchable. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 01, 2012, 23:00:10 PM
(http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2012/03/Wild-Bill-UK-Poster.jpg)

Watched this the other night, pretty enjoyable British gangster flick with a good cast
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 02, 2012, 03:11:38 AM
I just watched Swimming Upstream.† It is the real life story of swimming champion Tony Fingleton.† The movie is very well made and it shows a remarkable life story of this man and how he overcame difficulties with his family.†

(http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/film/dbase/2008/swimming/Images/swimming_upstream.jpg)

http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/film/dbase/2008/swimming/index.html (http://http)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on August 02, 2012, 20:56:48 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just got back from watching The Dark Knight Rises and I can sum up my review with these words:† The Avengers was the best movie of the summer.† This movie trumps all other superhero movies from this summer.

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Watched DKR at the cinema last night and i thought it was fantastic. Great storyline, cast and acting, as you would expect from a Nolan film. Caine, Bale, Hardy and Gordon-Levitt were brilliant. Without spoiling it too much the storyline comes full circle and the ending is fantastic. 3 hours of gripping, edge of your seat action with twists and turns.

Best film of the year so far, eclipsing The Avengers and possibly the best film of the franchise - 10/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 04, 2012, 17:46:56 PM
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I watched this the other night, it's a Norwegian thriller with dubbing that I had heard some great things about. There are certainly some good films coming out of that part of the world these days and this is no exception. I loved all the twists and turns in the story and the way it kept you guessing.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on August 05, 2012, 11:13:25 AM
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Quote
Count me in as someone who liked this movie.† Unfortunate it did not do well in the box office.† Of course, I just got back from watching another one of Taylor Kitsch's movies:† Battleship.† I have to say that I also enjoyed this one!† It was better than I had expected, given where the idea for it came from!† I liked how they included an particular aspect of the game in the movie.† :)

Watched this last night, have to say i actually liked it apart from and few over the top acting and stuff.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 05, 2012, 12:08:27 PM
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I watched this last night, mainly because my old mate Vinny Jones is in it - then he gets killed right near the start of the film† >:(

Pretty shite and very unoriginal film with some utterly terrible acting, says it all when a MMA fighter and a ex-Eastenders actor play the lead roles† :P
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 09, 2012, 14:09:41 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S9yzTlVQUes/T0GZDxAsYJI/AAAAAAAAACE/41XizpW8FGA/s1600/Wanderlust%2BFilm.jpg)

I watched this a few night back, really enjoyable comedy. Not laugh out loud funny but had plenty of moments that made me chuckle and the great cast helped it along.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on August 09, 2012, 16:26:41 PM
Watched Ted at the weekend. All i can say is its fucking hilarious, great cast and some awesome laugh out loud moments. If you like Seth McFarlanes other stuff you will love it, the guy is clearly obsessed with Flash Gordon and Tom Skerritt.
Best comedy of the year so far 10/10

(http://mar5onlife.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/ted_wallpaper_1-500x500.jpg?w=560)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 09, 2012, 17:42:04 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Watched Ted at the weekend. All i can say is its fucking hilarious, great cast and some awesome laugh out loud moments. If you like Seth McFarlanes other stuff you will love it, the guy is clearly obsessed with Flash Gordon and Tom Skerritt.
Best comedy of the year so far 10/10

(http://mar5onlife.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/ted_wallpaper_1-500x500.jpg?w=560)

Good to know.† I've not seen this, so now I have reason to. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 12, 2012, 00:46:17 AM
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Friends With Kids

I watched this a couple of nights ago. It's basically the entire cast from Bridesmaids in a different film so if you liked that then you will like this. Not quite as funny but still a pretty enjoyable comedy romp.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 12, 2012, 01:08:11 AM
Well, I didn't watch a movie, but I just watched the pilot for the new Wonder Woman show that didn't get picked up for a series.†

(http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Wonder_Woman_Pilot_3.jpg)

I have to say that I understand why NBC chose not to pick it up as a show.† While Adrianne Palicki was a good choice to play Wonder Woman, the story was just too different from the Wonder Woman mythos to work.† It was clear they were trying to do this on a low budget also (but it's hard to judge fully since the pilot has incomplete SFX).† At the beginning of the episode, WW is wearing the long pants but, by the end, she is wearing the more classic uniform (as seen above).† A look, I think, most of us would prefer for the Amazon Princess.† I hope another effort is made to bring WW either to the big screen or to TV that is better made.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 15, 2012, 12:56:00 PM
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I watched this the other night, I am a big fam of Samuel L. Jackson and in this film he plays a genuinly scary motherfucker! Not sure that the plot makes much sense but you won't care that much as its all about Sam doing what he is best at!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Vyothric on August 18, 2012, 02:57:35 AM
Escape from New York (http://http)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on August 18, 2012, 08:54:44 AM
Man on a Ledge, interesting concept that more or less pulls of a half decent film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 18, 2012, 10:20:49 AM
I loved Man On A Ledge, it was a film that really made you think about things.


Quote from: "zapiy"
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Quote
Count me in as someone who liked this movie.† Unfortunate it did not do well in the box office.† Of course, I just got back from watching another one of Taylor Kitsch's movies:† Battleship.† I have to say that I also enjoyed this one!† It was better than I had expected, given where the idea for it came from!† I liked how they included an particular aspect of the game in the movie.† :)

Watched this last night, have to say i actually liked it apart from and few over the top acting and stuff.

I finally saw Battleship a few nights ago. The first half of the film is just so laughable with its terrible plot and suspect acting but by the end of the film actually ends up being faily enjoyable.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: ToxieDogg on August 25, 2012, 21:19:41 PM
Really surprised me by being damn good. It didn't try to fix what wasn't broken but it was a good spin off from the main trilogy and I really liked what they did with the story. Extremely violent for a 12A movie too. The motorbike chase scene was excellent.

Wasn't better than Damon's Bourne movies but it certainly equalled them.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 29, 2012, 23:45:46 PM
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I watched this last week and really can't understand what all the fuss was about. Ok it was far from a bad movie but the plot has been done so many times before and better too, Condemned and Battle Royale spring to mind. I also thought it was a lot longer than it needed to be too.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 30, 2012, 04:47:41 AM
I just watched Accepted.† It's a comedy, nothing stellar.† Just a popcorn movie.† LOL

(http://www.iceposter.com/thumbs/MOV_adc9a00b_b.jpg)

I also watched Superman vs. The Elite.† This I liked much more.† Interesting story dealing with Superman's moral character.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 31, 2012, 00:05:32 AM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Watched Ted at the weekend. All i can say is its fucking hilarious, great cast and some awesome laugh out loud moments. If you like Seth McFarlanes other stuff you will love it, the guy is clearly obsessed with Flash Gordon and Tom Skerritt.
Best comedy of the year so far 10/10

(http://mar5onlife.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/ted_wallpaper_1-500x500.jpg?w=560)

Watched this last night, so much funnier than I expected it to be - the trailers really don't do it justice.

Definately the funniest movie I have watched in a very long time!!!† :D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 31, 2012, 05:25:31 AM
I just got back from watching Total Recall.† I rather not recall ever watching it.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 31, 2012, 12:55:09 PM
Oh dear, that good eh?
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 31, 2012, 13:15:10 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Oh dear, that good eh?
Yep, that good.  Ever an unnecessary remake.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 04, 2012, 15:04:52 PM
(http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2011/05/Age-of-Heroes-DVD-Boxset.jpg)

I watched this last night, it's a film based in the second world war about an elite commando unit on a special mission. It has a great cast and is quite enjoyable up until the end, which really sucked and left me thinking is that it?
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 04, 2012, 15:16:21 PM
I watched One Night With the King, a dramatization of the Biblical story of Esther.† Enjoyed it.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7a/One_night_with_the_king_poster.jpg/220px-One_night_with_the_king_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 06, 2012, 17:07:45 PM
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I watched The 5 Year Engagement last night and thought it was really good. I am a massive fan of Jason Segel who both wrote this and starred in it. The rest of the cast is great too with the crazy Rhyss Ifans and incredibly sexy Emily Blunt, well worth watching.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on September 08, 2012, 22:18:44 PM
I watched this last week

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loved it to bits, I don't care what any of those assholes on RT say, it was a brilliant action film that didn't try to be better than the first, it just set out to be an awesome action film with similar story elements...

I also watched The Town and Sin Eater on DVD, if anyone wants to know about Sin Eater and why, yet again, I disagree with the critics on this one, let me know ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on September 08, 2012, 22:35:23 PM
Well I can't stand Colm Farrell in anything , so I guess I'll have to make do with Kate Beckinsale..in it..

Well watched Men In Black 3 tonite and have to say they done a great job on it, the sale story was actually really good and had enough semi action in it to make it worth while, so I would highly recommend it :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on September 08, 2012, 22:42:10 PM
I loved MIB3, you can watch it and COMPLETELY banish the memory of the atrocious MIB2 from your mind, MIB3 was excellent.

I don't mind Farrell, I like most of his films but I also really like Len Wiseman as a director (see Underworld and Underworld Evolution AND Die Hard 4)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on September 09, 2012, 12:54:48 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
I watched this last week

(http://keepitclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/total-recall-1.jpg)

loved it to bits, I don't care what any of those assholes on RT say, it was a brilliant action film that didn't try to be better than the first, it just set out to be an awesome action film with similar story elements...


I watched this last night and really enjoyed it aswell, it was more of a re-imagining than a remake. Kinda like Total Recall, meets Bourne Identity, meets Blade Runner. The action sequences and special effects were fantastic and it was a thrill ride from start to finish.

8/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 14, 2012, 18:59:04 PM
Over the last couple of nights I have watched both The Avengers and Men In Black 3.

I thoroughly enjoyed both films I have to say!!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on September 14, 2012, 19:31:26 PM
Avengers is probably my favourite film of the year, utterly incredible film, Joss Whedon really turned something that could've been a steaming pile of marketing crap into one of the best, most brilliant made, well written, CHARACTER driven stories ever

And MIB3 was awesome too, sooo much better than number 2, which was one of the worst films I've seen in a long time
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 14, 2012, 22:01:17 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Over the last couple of nights I have watched both The Avengers and Men In Black 3.

I thoroughly enjoyed both films I have to say!!

Both are excellent.  I was pleasantly surprised with MIB3, actually.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 16, 2012, 13:22:29 PM
(http://moviepastry.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/prometheus-movie-poster.jpg)

Watched Prometheus last night and wow what a film! I thought this movie was terrific from start to finish and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. If you havn't already seen this then you need to now!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on September 16, 2012, 13:50:05 PM
Yeah one of the cleverest films I have had to pleasure to watch. Loads of hints and tips in there to keep you guessing for ages.

Can not wait for the next one.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Vyothric on September 16, 2012, 21:35:02 PM
Watched Judge Dredd last night.

The old one that is.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 24, 2012, 22:55:49 PM
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I watched this last night, really really weird horror style thriller. The plot is weird and the film doesn't even begin to make any sense until you get to the end. Interesting idea but badly executed.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on September 25, 2012, 08:59:30 AM
saw this on Friday at cinema FINALLY

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/16/Dredd2012Poster.jpg/220px-Dredd2012Poster.jpg)

loved EVERY minute of it, such a brilliantly directed film, paced really well, everything that happens in it is tight and well written with 100% thought and care taken. Its really well polished and will go down as a scifi classic

saw this on blu ray on Saturday

(http://randall120.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/john-carter-movie-poster-7.jpg)

probably the most underrated, most dumped on film of the year. I loved this film, its very well made and acted fine, Taylor Kitsch is very good despite what people say and the twists in the plot are excellently written. I heard a lot of complaints that this had a nonsensical plot but if you simply listen and aren't prone to NOT WATCHING A FILM PROPERLY such as texting during dialogue then you will understand it fine
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 27, 2012, 15:32:51 PM
(http://thefilminformant.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/The-Samaritan-Poster-1.jpg)

I watched this last night, a really dark thriller with some pretty taboo stuff in it but also rather enjoyable. Pretty much anything Samuel L. Jackson is involved in is great and he also produced this as well as starring in it. For some reason it has been re-named "The Fury" for its DVD release which makes no sense except for the fact Sam played Nick Fury in The Avengers, presumably trying to cash in on that.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 03, 2012, 18:34:35 PM
(http://cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/safe-movie-poster-4.jpg)

Watched this the other day, typical Jason Statham action film - which in my eyes is a good thing!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on October 03, 2012, 22:32:07 PM
i was quite annoyed to have missed that at the cinema!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Vyothric on October 04, 2012, 22:54:42 PM
Dune

Forbidden Planet
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 04, 2012, 23:01:07 PM
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I watched this last night, I knew it would be good when I saw that Sean Bean was in it and I wasn't disappointed. Excellent action thriller that covers some quite sensitive subject matter but does it well and is full of twists and turns, highly recommended.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on October 05, 2012, 00:33:04 AM
Watched Snow white and the Huntsman the other night.. Love these types of films, fantasy stuff is simple to watch with a big bowl of popcorn.. love it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 05, 2012, 01:53:25 AM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Watched Snow white and the Huntsman the other night.. Love these types of films, fantasy stuff is simple to watch with a big bowl of popcorn.. love it.

I watched that last week, I thought it was very good.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 08, 2012, 16:01:44 PM
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I watched this last night with much anticipation as I am a massive fan of British gangster flicks. I wasn't disappointed as Ill Manors is by far one of the finest ones I have ever seen. This film has it all - excellent acting, brilliant story, gritty subject matter, great soundtrack and action a plenty. Highly recommended to all fans of the genre.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 08, 2012, 16:13:17 PM
I just watched The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.† Fun TV movie.† :)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on October 08, 2012, 19:17:37 PM
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Watched this film yesterday, its actually a pretty funny no brainer comedy with some rather humorous moments. A return to form for Adam Sandler who has made some right stinkers in recent years and he gels pretty well with Adam Sandberg. 7/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on October 08, 2012, 22:02:44 PM
Shoot 'em Up was on Channel 5 last night so I watched it again. I first saw it at the cinema and thought it was worth watching again. It was! It's ridiculously over the top and a lot of fun. Clive Owen must have had a blast (pun intended!) making it. Clive's not as slick as Banderas in Desperado or Chow Yun Fat in his numerous John Woo appearances, or in Replacement Killers for that matter, but it's a great watch if you like ott bullet ballet action.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 11, 2012, 18:10:21 PM
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I watched this a few nights ago and thought it was pretty good. I read lots of mixed reviews on it and most of the people who slagged it off moaned about the lack of action but despite the title it is not that sort of film. It is more about the story of the 4 characters, what has brought them together and how they go forward. Has some really clever moments and is very well made.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on October 22, 2012, 14:26:11 PM
Watched this yesterday:

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Proper funny film, which doesnt take itself too seriouly. Kinda like a cross between Lock, Stock and Shaun of The Dead. The cast is great and there is some awesome action sequences and laugh out loud moments. Highly recommended 8/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 22, 2012, 15:30:05 PM
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I watched this a couple of nights ago, very good film indeed. It has a brilliant and very moving story with lots of humour mixed in. The cast is excellent and I thought the ending was superb, a nice change after all the terrible endings I have seen in films recently. Big recommendation from me.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 22, 2012, 15:35:05 PM
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I watched this a couple of nights ago, very good film indeed. It has a brilliant and very moving story with lots of humour mixed in. The cast is excellent and I thought the ending was superb, a nice change after all the terrible endings I have seen in films recently. Big recommendation from me.

Cool, just added it to my Neflix!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 22, 2012, 17:12:55 PM
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
Shoot 'em Up was on Channel 5 last night so I watched it again. I first saw it at the cinema and thought it was worth watching again. It was! It's ridiculously over the top and a lot of fun. Clive Owen must have had a blast (pun intended!) making it. Clive's not as slick as Banderas in Desperado or Chow Yun Fat in his numerous John Woo appearances, or in Replacement Killers for that matter, but it's a great watch if you like ott bullet ballet action.

I just watched this last night for the first time. Maybe a little too over the top at times but I still enjoyed it. Makes me see carrots in a different way for sure!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on October 24, 2012, 22:15:20 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
Shoot 'em Up was on Channel 5 last night so I watched it again. I first saw it at the cinema and thought it was worth watching again. It was! It's ridiculously over the top and a lot of fun. Clive Owen must have had a blast (pun intended!) making it. Clive's not as slick as Banderas in Desperado or Chow Yun Fat in his numerous John Woo appearances, or in Replacement Killers for that matter, but it's a great watch if you like ott bullet ballet action.

I just watched this last night for the first time. Maybe a little too over the top at times but I still enjoyed it. Makes me see carrots in a different way for sure!
Glad you enjoyed it, fella  :D  I keep catching him humming the tune!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 24, 2012, 22:23:15 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
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Watched this film yesterday, its actually a pretty funny no brainer comedy with some rather humorous moments. A return to form for Adam Sandler who has made some right stinkers in recent years and he gels pretty well with Adam Sandberg. 7/10

I watched this the other and thought it was really good too, definately a return to form for Adam Sandler!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 24, 2012, 22:24:48 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this a couple of nights ago, very good film indeed. It has a brilliant and very moving story with lots of humour mixed in. The cast is excellent and I thought the ending was superb, a nice change after all the terrible endings I have seen in films recently. Big recommendation from me.

I just got this from Netflix today.† Will be watching soon.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 26, 2012, 22:20:01 PM
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I watched this last night, I strongly suggest you don't. Absolutely terrible film, one of the worst I have ever seen in fact!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on October 26, 2012, 23:17:59 PM
Just finished watching Cool Hand Luke. Poignant and powerful story telling, a cast of so many familiar faces and Newman at his best. Cool stuff indeed.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on October 28, 2012, 11:05:04 AM
Cool Hand Luke is an absolute classic, Newman at his best.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 28, 2012, 14:06:34 PM
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I watched this last night, not nearly as silly as I thought it would be and actually quite enjoyable.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on October 28, 2012, 14:25:39 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this last night, not nearly as silly as I thought it would be and actually quite enjoyable.

amazingly I did too..spooky ehh?...yes i agree it wasn't all bad as the critics said it was, it as usual boils down to the same-o same-o.. judge the film yourself, don't be bothered by what the critics says, unless it's 1.0 to 3.0 rating on IMDB.

the other one I watch and thought it was great was

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as usual Will ferrel doesn't hold back on his comedy, and Zach Galifianakis is very good too..this is sorta like a political version of Trading Places from 1983 with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, all in all a good comedy and well worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 31, 2012, 00:51:52 AM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
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as usual Will ferrel doesn't hold back on his comedy, and Zach Galifianakis is very good too..this is sorta like a political version of Trading Places from 1983 with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, all in all a good comedy and well worth a watch.

I gave this a watch myself over the weekend after you talked about it and I thought it was great, really enjoyed it.

Then last month I watched this film:

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Vampire film with a big difference, set in England it's a far cry from teen crap like twilight and yet not a real bloody thirsty horror film. It tried to be different and it just about does it, not brilliant but certainly very watchable.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 03, 2012, 13:51:28 PM
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I finally got round to watching Cabin In The Woods a couple of nights ago. While it does steal a few ideas from stuff like Evil Dead the film is very original in its concept and in the most part it works really well. There are parts where its a bit silly but if you like your horror films then this movie is definately worth watching!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on November 03, 2012, 19:03:26 PM
Watched this last week:

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A very well written origin story that takes things in a slightly different direction to Sam Raimi's original, going more into the back ground of the character and his family. Andrew Garfield is superb as Parker and far more believable in the role than Toby Macguire was, Rhys Ifans is also very good as Dr. Curt Connors and Emma Stone is a great choice as the love interest.
Overall a very well cast and intelligently written take on the Spiderman story that while not having the memorable dialogue and set pieces of the last incarnation is different enough to make it worth watching. Looking forward to see where they take this in the next film. 7/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on November 03, 2012, 20:31:08 PM
4 films watched in the last few days.....

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This is a film I'd been given by a friend and told to watch.† Not feeling particularly inspired to watch it, despite my friends no less than glowing recommendation, this sat on the shelf for a good few weeks.† I finally got around to putting it on thinking that I'd watch it with one eye while doing some work on the computer.† Well, I did no work....

This is a stunning semi biographical story about the early life of Yip Man the now legendary martial artist who taught a young Bruce Lee, though not in this movie, Wing Chun kung fu.† If you have an interest in martial arts movies or historical Oriental stories this is a must see.† If you're not a fan it's still well worth watching for it's sheer beauty of story telling and acting.† There's excellent cinematography and superb period characterisation to be seen here.† The story is set during times of peace and then oppression as the brutal onset of the Japanese invasion of China begins.† One of the best films I've watched this year.† 10/10 - I can;t see how this could be any better than it is.

Ip Man was so good I went on to watch Ip Man 2 - given to me by the same friend!† Whilst not as epic as the first, and perhaps feeling a little more contrived, it's nevertheless a great film with high standards equal to the first film.† Ip Man 2 neatly tells the tale of Ip Man moving to HK and setting up his Wing Chun school.† HK legend Samo Hung also stars as do numerous other famous HK actors that fans will recognise. IP Man 1 & 2 really have to be watched in order to really appreciate the story of this Ip Man.† 8/10

Film 3 is another martial arts flick.† Donnie Yen was compelling as Ip Man and I decided to check out his filmography. He's been in a lot of films and LoveFilm have a number of them available to stream.† Step up, Dragon Tiger Gate!
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It's very different to the previous 2 films I've mentioned being utter fantasy, based on characters from HK comic called Oriental Heroes.† It's over the top king fu with understated but still superhuman fighting techniques.† It's gorgeous to look at, lavish and glossy, and involving in a fun superhero kind of way.† A solid 6/10

Final film, also steamed via LoveFilm and also of the same genre, watched whilst lying in bed last night, Ninja Assassin.† (http://c3.cduniverse.ws/resized/250x500/movie/970/7696970.jpg)
Bloody hell!!†  :o† Gorefest right off the bat and no mistake.† It's an average revenge story but with enough bells and whistles to keep interest high. The story is laced with historic flashbacks which add to the flow and understanding of the characters and giving a good overview of the story.†  The acting isn't so convincing in this film and is a bit hammed up by some actors.† But it's fascinating to watch - I couldn't take my eyes off it and it kept me awake, whilst lying in bed until after 1am.† Not only to see how many different ways it's possible to dissect a human at high speed in a 90 minute film using uber ninja skills, but also to see how things finally turn out.† I did actually start to care about the Ninja Assassin as the story progressed.
Anyone who watched Ninja movies back in the 80s may remember Sho Kosugi? He brought many ninja stories to the big screen or straight to VHS at least.† Anyway, he's an 80s legend and he's back on the screen, for the first time in years and years, as the Master of one of the 9 clans.† And he still kicks ass.† 7/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 04, 2012, 05:18:02 AM
I just got back from watching a rather interesting movie, Cloud Atlas.† The storyline reminded me of Inception in its complexity but it is very well made.† I recommend it.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 05, 2012, 05:15:19 AM
I just watched Wreck it Ralph.† AWESOME!

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on November 05, 2012, 08:59:31 AM
saw skyfall on the weekend, very cool and very well done, made a nice change to have a different story than the usual "Evil Villian taking over world, save world with crazy gadget!" poo, nice to get back to basics
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 05, 2012, 12:02:39 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Watched this last week:

(http://www.centralcitycomicsdb.com/wp-content/uploads/amazing-spider-man-070312.jpg)

A very well written origin story that takes things in a slightly different direction to Sam Raimi's original, going more into the back ground of the character and his family. Andrew Garfield is superb as Parker and far more believable in the role than Toby Macguire was, Rhys Ifans is also very good as Dr. Curt Connors and Emma Stone is a great choice as the love interest.
Overall a very well cast and intelligently written take on the Spiderman story that while not having the memorable dialogue and set pieces of the last incarnation is different enough to make it worth watching. Looking forward to see where they take this in the next film. 7/10

I watched this last night, I thought it was superb - quite easily my favourite Spiderman movie. I loved the way they did the story of how he got bitten and the background to his life. I wasn't convinced by Andre Garfield I have to say but the rest of the cast was superb, especially the amazingly beautiful Emma Stone. If you havn't already seen this then I urge you to as soon as possible!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on November 05, 2012, 12:39:51 PM
yeah I loved the new spiderman as well, I thought it was much closer to the source material and just all round better made. I felt the original was almost a spoof, Tobey Mcguire was just constantly melancholy through all the films but PP is supposed to be gobby, cheeky and down right confident even though he is a nerd, but he is human at the end of the day, and I felt they really handled him much better in the remake. Glad you liked it!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 07, 2012, 23:42:46 PM
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I watched this film a few nights back, MMA films seem to be all the rage these days - there has been loads of them like The Warrior and Lockdown. This was actually pretty good and had quite a decent story too, if you like fighting movies then you will enjoy this too.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on November 08, 2012, 13:16:26 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this film a few nights back, MMA films seem to be all the rage these days - there has been loads of them like The Warrior and Lockdown. This was actually pretty good and had quite a decent story too, if you like fighting movies then you will enjoy this too.
MMA is such a misnomer† :(
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 09, 2012, 19:55:09 PM
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I watched this a couple of nights back, it's more of a documentry than film but a very interesting one. Basically a guy called Joe Garner goes out to try and travel round the whole of the US and make it back home again for new year only using Craigslist. All he takes with him is a laptop, a mobile phone and the clothes he is wearing. It's a really interesting look at modern America, the generosity of people and how the internet can be used for good.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on November 18, 2012, 13:12:11 PM
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Watched the remake of The Thing last night and I have to say that I really enjoyed it! The original is such a classic that I wasn't expecting too much of this as most re-makes are crap, I was pleasantly surprised!

Watched this the other night and no where near as good as the original but still worth watching.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 18, 2012, 13:18:39 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just got back from watching Total Recall.† I rather not recall ever watching it.

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I got round to watching this last night, I was expecting it to be pretty bad but I actually found it very enjoyable. As long as you forget the original movie and see this as something new its rather good, the name did it no favours they should have called it something else.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on November 18, 2012, 13:23:48 PM
Me to, watched it last weekend and i really enjoyed it..  Was slow at times and maybe longer than it need to be.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on November 18, 2012, 20:12:11 PM
The Thing? It's a prequel, basically sets out to explain (and thus mess with...) events leading up to dog runnimg into the camp at start of John C's The Thing.Some areas it handled better than i expected, but others? it really does mess with the mythos.

There were  woman at the Norge base, it's explained on the camera footage how they uncovered the crashed Alien ship etc

I watched it 2nd time around last night.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 20, 2012, 00:19:44 AM
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I also watched this film recently, forgot to post about it. Very hit and miss, some of it is very funny but other parts are just stupid. Would probably be much more entertaining for young people. I do wish that Tim Burton would stop casting Johnny Depp in every single film he makes.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on November 20, 2012, 22:54:50 PM
I must get around to adding Total Recall to my LoveFilm list. 

I must get around to deleting Dark Shadows from my LoveFilm list.

Tonight I watched Resident Evil: Afterlife, again.  I will confess to having enjoyed watching all of the Resident Evil films so far and this is no exception.  I think the first film captured the atmosphere of the original game(s), for the most part and that hasn't happened since.  However, that's not been detrimental and Afterlife is quite possibly the best Resident Evil film so far.

Such an inane film leads to inane thoughts.... http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/http:/ ... 233#p15233 (http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15233#p15233)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 22, 2012, 00:16:16 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just got back from watching The Dark Knight Rises and I can sum up my review with these words:† The Avengers was the best movie of the summer.† This movie trumps all other superhero movies from this summer.

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I finally got round to watching this a couple of nights ago and I have to say that after everything I heard about it I was really disappointed. I am not saying it wasn't good because it was, I just don't think it's as amazing as its been made out to be.

The film was really predictable (except for finding out who the kid was), was far too long and had 2 characters in Catwomen and Bane that really weren't as focal to the movie as they should have been. I much prefered The Avengers and the new Spiderman movie.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 25, 2012, 16:48:39 PM
Went to see th Flight last night.† I was disappointed with this movie.† With the exception of the first 30 minutes, it was very slow paced and I almost walked out.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on November 25, 2012, 20:52:56 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this last night, it's a film based in the second world war about an elite commando unit on a special mission. It has a great cast and is quite enjoyable up until the end, which really sucked and left me thinking is that it?

Watched this Friday night and thought it was pretty damn good but like you I felt like WTF, talk about not closing a story.

I also watched Cockneys Vs Zombies and it was a ball from start to finish. Simply hilarious. Our American cousins will love the Cockney rhyming slang.
Down the frog and toad son.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 26, 2012, 16:55:02 PM
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I watched this a few days ago and I really enjoyed it. It's basically a film about time and space and how one event changes everything and trying to go back and fix these mistakes without buggering other stuff up. It's really engrossing and keeps you hooked from start to finish, if you want to watch something a bit different to the usual big budget Hollywood stuff then this fits the bill!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 28, 2012, 05:30:39 AM
Just watched Life of Pi.† I really enjoyed it.† The story was good and loved how it ended.† Cant' say more as it may spoil things.† :)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on December 01, 2012, 12:18:25 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just got back from watching The Dark Knight Rises and I can sum up my review with these words:† The Avengers was the best movie of the summer.† This movie trumps all other superhero movies from this summer.

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I finally got round to watching this a couple of nights ago and I have to say that after everything I heard about it I was really disappointed. I am not saying it wasn't good because it was, I just don't think it's as amazing as its been made out to be.

The film was really predictable (except for finding out who the kid was), was far too long and had 2 characters in Catwomen and Bane that really weren't as focal to the movie as they should have been. I much prefered The Avengers and the new Spiderman movie.

watched it last night and thought it was pretty good. Certainly agree with the above comments. Catwomen ad Bane were not as I had hoped but overall I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 01, 2012, 12:19:40 PM
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I watched this a couple of nights back, at first it seems a bit like your usual cop movie but the 2 characters have really good chemistry and the story really progresses nicely as it goes on and the ending is totally unexpected. I really enjoyed this and recommend it to all.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on December 03, 2012, 23:56:03 PM
Watched this last night and on my god:

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Probably the best film ive seen in the last year, such an intelligently written masterpiece of a movie, with great action scenes, superb acting and a brilliantly gripping plot. This is one mindfuck of a great movie that will keep you hooked from start to finish and thinking about for hours after.
I dont say this very often but err..... 10/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 04, 2012, 13:06:47 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Watched this last night and on my god:

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Probably the best film ive seen in the last year, such an intelligently written masterpiece of a movie, with great action scenes, superb acting and a brilliantly gripping plot. This is one mindfuck of a great movie that will keep you hooked from start to finish and thinking about for hours after.
I dont say this very often but err..... 10/10

I watched this last night and I agree 100%

What a brilliant film!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 05, 2012, 17:32:33 PM
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Watched Expendables 2 last night - if there was ever an ultimate bloke film then this is it! Violence for the sake of it, unbelievably cheesy and lots of heroic bullshit but utterly superb in every way! I love this film from start to finish, the cast is simply incredible too!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 07, 2012, 00:31:51 AM
Watched both these movies:

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Considering the cast in this film it should have been hilarious, but it wasn't. It was mostly very cheesy and not very funny and only had a couple of genuine laugh out loud moments. What a waste of talent.

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Now we are talking! This was absolutely ace! Ray Winstone was so good in this movie it's like it was written especially for him. The supporting cast were also great and this is a great update of the classic TV series. British gangster movie at its best, I really hope they make a sequel.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 09, 2012, 03:45:00 AM
I just got back from watching Argo.† All I can say is, WOW!† This movie is based on real events and well worth watching.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on December 09, 2012, 10:00:32 AM
I watched Predators on Channel 4 last night. I hadn't seen it before.  If you've not seen it skip to paragraph 2....... This feels like a remake of Predator and I'm fairly certain it was billed as a remake/reimagining. It's not necessarily a bad thing and there are deviations from the original plot, but overall I think it lacks imagination. Clearly certain elements were included as respectful nods to the original and to please the fans. I've no problem with most of these but maybe there are too many and some pivotal elements of the story didn't feel fresh at all. 

I enjoyed it but it's not as good as it should have been or the original.  6/10

Straight after Predators 30 Days of Night came on.  I have seen this before but I decided to stay up and watch.  This is a great vampire movie. It has all the important elements of a horror flick and is visually and aurally impressive and compelling.  It's fun too in a macabre can't take my eyes off the screen kind of way.  When I first watched this I didn't like the ending - staring in the power station when Josh Hartnet uses the needle. It felt weak, contrived and almost like it belonged to a different film.  I remember writing something similar back then.  Strange how a second viewing can change my opinion completely as this time I experience no such loathing for the final 10 Mins or so although the sunset ending is still a bit sickly.

8/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on December 09, 2012, 11:11:18 AM
Watched this yesterday:

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A decent action film, with some good set pieces and very different to anything else you will see. Joesph Gordon Levitt is quickly becoming my favourite actor right now. 7/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 09, 2012, 11:25:14 AM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Watched this yesterday:

(http://m.friendfeed-media.com/a79491a61e7ebdb59bd4c2710b201f9c73e80f2d)

A decent action film, with some good set pieces and very different to anything else you will see. Joesph Gordon Levitt is quickly becoming my favourite actor right now. 7/10

No way! Too funny!

I was literally posting this myself as you did!

I thought this was good too, I loved the way they filmed it all and I have to agree about JGL as well!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 20, 2012, 23:44:12 PM
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I watched this a few nights back and while I thought it was ok, it wasn't a patch on the original movies. As good as Jeremy Renner always is I just kept hoping Matt Damon would pop up and he didn't.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on December 21, 2012, 18:51:18 PM
I have been on a film fest of late..

Quote from: "Minerals"
Watched this last night and on my god:

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Probably the best film ive seen in the last year, such an intelligently written masterpiece of a movie, with great action scenes, superb acting and a brilliantly gripping plot. This is one mindfuck of a great movie that will keep you hooked from start to finish and thinking about for hours after.
I dont say this very often but err..... 10/10

Simply one of the best movies of the year so ..loved it


Quote from: "The Laird"
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Watched Expendables 2 last night - if there was ever an ultimate bloke film then this is it! Violence for the sake of it, unbelievably cheesy and lots of heroic bullshit but utterly superb in every way! I love this film from start to finish, the cast is simply incredible too!

Watched this recently, always up for an all out action feast and this supplied it by the bucket load.



Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this a few nights back and while I thought it was ok, it wasn't a patch on the original movies. As good as Jeremy Renner always is I just kept hoping Matt Damon would pop up and he didn't.

I agree, its interesting to see this working along side the original films explaining what the case files really are..
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 28, 2012, 20:50:13 PM
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Watched this last night, really enjoyable cockney gangster flick with a great cast and a clever story. Highly recommended if you like these kind of films.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on December 28, 2012, 22:26:36 PM
Just watched:

The Cabin In The Woods-Hmmn, interesting take on the genre, but dissapointing ending.

Also, over past few days, been watching:

A Touch Of Cloth-Dead pan parody of A Touch Of Frost-Genius, but then i'm a big C.Brooker fan.

2 Eps (of 3) into:Hatfield And Mccoy. Bloody superb, Paxton at his finest since Frailty, Costner putting in damn fine show as well.Best thing i've seen since Deadwood, in this field.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 31, 2012, 01:23:59 AM
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I watched Cloud Atlas last night, a film I was really looking forward to seeing and I was bitterly disappointed. It's basically about peoples past lives and keeps switching from different times and different characters all the time. It tries to be far too clever for its own good and for a large part of the film you just think WTF. You never get a chance to get involved in any of the storylines, only one of them has any real meaning (which they skip over anyway) and most of the acting is very lacklustre (especially Tom Hanks). Far too pretentious and up its own arse for my liking, it is also 3 hours long!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on December 31, 2012, 11:15:34 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched Cloud Atlas last night, a film I was really looking forward to seeing and I was bitterly disappointed. It's basically about peoples past lives and keeps switching from different times and different characters all the time. It tries to be far too clever for its own good and for a large part of the film you just think WTF. You never get a change to get involved in any of the storylines, only one of them has any real meaning (which they skip over anyway) and most of the acting is very lacklustre (especially Tom Hanks). Far too pretentious and up its own arse for my liking, it is also 3 hours long!

I also found this film a bit long and ended up watching it in 2 parts. I liked the concept of the film and there were some good performances from Ben Whishaw and Zhou Xun. But i did feel that some of the time lines were a bit boring and i was much more interested in the 2 main future ones, than any of the others. A nice idea, but could have been delivered a lot better and been more engaging for the audience.† 6.5/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 31, 2012, 17:03:38 PM
I just finished watching Flyboys.† Fantastic movie inspired by true events!† I highly recommend it.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 01, 2013, 00:22:58 AM
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Watched this last night, yet another decent entry in the Resident Evil series. It's amazing how they keep managing to come up with new stories really. Mila is looking as fit as ever too so worth watching just for her!† :-*
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 02, 2013, 16:42:22 PM
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This was another film that I watched over the Xmas period. It is actually based on a true story and a novel and was really enjoyable. It has a great cast which certainly helps too.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on January 02, 2013, 18:52:33 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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Watched this last night, yet another decent entry in the Resident Evil series. It's amazing how they keep managing to come up with new stories really. Mila is looking as fit as ever too so worth watching just for her!† :-*

Big fan of the Resi film series, think this is the best one they have done for a while. Really liked the way they managed to intergrate the early characters back in.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 09, 2013, 23:58:44 PM
I saw Skyfall.† I was a bit underwhelmed by this movie.† I found the plot was predictable, which made the movie boring.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jetsetminer on January 12, 2013, 14:20:26 PM
The Hobbit - 7/10 Needessly strung out to a trilogy and then long movies inside too! Still pretty good

Django Unchained - 8/10 ANOTHER homage to microbudget genres from Tarantino. Good movie but that's 3 in a row now. How about another Resevoir Dogs?
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on January 13, 2013, 12:32:31 PM
Quote from: "jetsetminer"
The Hobbit - 7/10 Needessly strung out to a trilogy and then long movies inside too! Still pretty good


I enjoyed the Hobbit a lot more than i expected to, it was a bit slow getting started but i enjoyed 'the journey' and the action scenes, looking forward to the next one 8/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jetsetminer on January 13, 2013, 13:11:46 PM
Yeah, it's a good movie. It just seems that the pace has been forced to suffer via corporate greed. There is no other real reason to insert such slow pacing into an adaptation of a single book in order to string it out to three movies.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 13, 2013, 13:30:35 PM
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I watched this film the other day, based on a true story it exposes the arrogance of the US investment banks that led to the global economic crisis. The cast is outstanding and the film unravels the story really nicely, if you are a fan of films like the Wall Street movies then you are going to absolutely love this!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Tachi on January 13, 2013, 17:30:55 PM
Last night we watched The Ghoul (2012) based on the horror novel by Brian Keene.
Book was pretty good but the film massacred it :(
Also watched Dredd which I thought was pretty good but lacked something to make it an easy recommendation.
I believe the excitement was reduced more due to having seen The Raid recently which this felt very much like.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 16, 2013, 21:50:12 PM
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I also watched Dredd last night!

I thought it was pretty decent, nothing amazing but it was an enjoyable action film. The one big thing that bothered me about it was that Karl Urban has absolutely no chin. They really should have cast somebody who actually had a more prominent chin like the Dredd of the comic books.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 16, 2013, 21:51:19 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I also watched Dredd last night!

I thought it was pretty decent, nothing amazing but it was an enjoyable action film. The one big thing that bothered me about it was that Karl Urban has absolutely no chin. They really should have cast somebody who actually had a more prominent chin like the Dredd of the comic books.

I've yet to watch this but your complaint is one I've heard a lot!† LOL
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 17, 2013, 23:42:09 PM
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I watched this last night and after hearing what it was about and seeing the all-star cast I was eagerly anticipating it. But I have to say that while this film had it's moments it was disappointing for the most part. The direction was really sloppy and the script needed more work too. It didn't explain itself well in parts and I was left with a real feeling of what could have been. Great idea but poor execution.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Vyothric on January 18, 2013, 00:14:51 AM
I watched Prometheus the other week. I did like it, but I was actually a little disappointed. I guess I had really high expectations for it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on January 20, 2013, 12:23:29 PM
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Another superb film from Quentin Tarantino. An awesome script backed up with some great actions scenes, comedy and dialogue and a great soundtrack. Extremely well cast with some great performances from Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. Watch this and enjoy it and then watch it again to appreciate the delivery and direction. 10/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 25, 2013, 22:19:17 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
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Another superb film from Quentin Tarantino. An awesome script backed up with some great actions scenes, comedy and dialogue and a great soundtrack. Extremely well cast with some great performances from Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. Watch this and enjoy it and then watch it again to appreciate the delivery and direction. 10/10

I watched this last night and I really don't see what all the fuss is about. The film was FAR to long and I was pretty screaming get on with it at the screen! The acting was all very good but I didn't think the story was all that either, very average film indeed. Pretty disappointed to be honest.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 27, 2013, 12:56:50 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
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Another superb film from Quentin Tarantino. An awesome script backed up with some great actions scenes, comedy and dialogue and a great soundtrack. Extremely well cast with some great performances from Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. Watch this and enjoy it and then watch it again to appreciate the delivery and direction. 10/10

Yeah I recently saw the film.† Really good.† Probably could have done with losing 30 minutes, but still it was very good.† Oh, and QT's cameo was terrible!† I'd put it third in my list of QT films, behind 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Reservoir Dogs'.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 27, 2013, 15:11:35 PM
Silent House-Hmmn, see what they were aiming at, but the subject material been handled good few times before and done far better!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 30, 2013, 21:46:02 PM
New Total Recall (or reboot is it?).

Bloody awful :-( Loved the Arnie flick, but this dross? well the police robots looked great that's about it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 31, 2013, 00:43:47 AM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
New Total Recall (or reboot is it?).

Bloody awful :-( Loved the Arnie flick, but this dross? well the police robots looked great that's about it.

Glad to see I'm not the only one who was disappointed!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on January 31, 2013, 00:55:03 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
New Total Recall (or reboot is it?).

Bloody awful :-( Loved the Arnie flick, but this dross? well the police robots looked great that's about it.

Glad to see I'm not the only one who was disappointed!


Just me or did it feel like a I, Robot wannabe in places?.

It really had so very little going for it at all, character wise? they could have done it with sock puppets and it'd been more captivating!.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 31, 2013, 16:54:56 PM
I watched Lincoln the other day.† Though slow paced, it was quite an interesting movie.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 31, 2013, 22:02:37 PM
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I watched this last night and it was rubbish. It just didn't seem to really know where it was going, what it was saying and didn't even have a proper ending. You just never got drawn into the film or any of the characters or cared about what happened to them. Avoid.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on February 01, 2013, 18:20:55 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
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Another superb film from Quentin Tarantino. An awesome script backed up with some great actions scenes, comedy and dialogue and a great soundtrack. Extremely well cast with some great performances from Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. Watch this and enjoy it and then watch it again to appreciate the delivery and direction. 10/10

I watched this yersterday.. Very average for me i am afraid.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 07, 2013, 15:39:05 PM
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I watched this last night and I have to say that I loved every moment of it. The retro feel and cameos really made the movie and it has to be a must see for all retro gamers out there, so much more than a kids movie.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 07, 2013, 15:42:07 PM
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I watched this last night and I have to say that I loved every moment of it. The retro feel and cameos really made the movie and it has to be a must see for all retro gamers out there, so much more than a kids movie.
This is indeed an excellent movie!†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dcultrapro on February 07, 2013, 16:54:27 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Quote from: "Minerals"
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/images.hitfix.com/assets/1664/DjangoUnchainedOfficialPosterPT.jpg)

Another superb film from Quentin Tarantino. An awesome script backed up with some great actions scenes, comedy and dialogue and a great soundtrack. Extremely well cast with some great performances from Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. Watch this and enjoy it and then watch it again to appreciate the delivery and direction. 10/10

I watched this yersterday.. Very average for me i am afraid.

I went in to Django expecting dog shit I must admit but I was very pleasantly surprised, I thought it was brilliant fun, VERY funny and a clever homage to western movies. My favourite bit is when all the clan dudes with their white hoods have an arguement, funniest bit in the film
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on February 08, 2013, 11:40:23 AM
New Judge Dredd film.

Speaking as a MASSIVE fan of the 2000AD comic strip, knew film would'nt live up to my expectations, hated the 1st crack at it (and Rebellions game Dredd Vs Death fell well short as well), but pleasantly surprised by this.

Mega-City One looked far too near future, but other than that, it worked enough to get a solid hmmnnnn from myself.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 10, 2013, 00:00:45 AM
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I watched the Baytown Outlaws last night, it's a pretty enjoyable movie about some rednecks who go to rescue a kid. It was very original and had good acting, some cool action scenes and built up the story well too. Definitely worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on February 10, 2013, 10:57:10 AM
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Watched Wreck-It-Ralph yesterday, very funny film with some great gaming references and cameos. Also some quality voice acting from John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman. Easily my fave Disney film in a long time. 8/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on February 10, 2013, 11:33:00 AM
Good to hear the positive comments about Wreckit Ralph as I have to take my 9 year old daughter to see it some time. Not that I didn't want to go anyway, but what a great excuse it is to be taking her to see it lol.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Tachi on February 10, 2013, 19:32:57 PM
Watched all 3 Chronicles of Narnia this week (as never took any notice of Prince Caspian or Voyage of the Dawntreader first time round) and have to say the later in the trilogy I got, the better the film.
I found TL,TW&TW really lacking in any sense of magic or spectacle and it just did little for me.
PC was a little better with a more magical feel and much more of a sense of scale and danger and VotDT was really good I felt. The environments and characters were all very magical and the boss fight at the end worked really well.
I have to say though that I found the ending of the 3rd really depressing when SPOILER> "Lucy and Edmund were told they could never return".
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 12, 2013, 00:02:52 AM
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I watched this last night, its a pretty enjoyable if very predictable comedy. It's also pretty corny too but there are just enough laughs to get by and Henry Winkler is just brilliant!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 12, 2013, 17:19:31 PM
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I watched Wait Until Dark last night.† A very good thriller.† Bit of a cult film.† I think it is getting shown on Sky Movies a few times this week and the following week.† Definitely recommend it.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 13, 2013, 22:23:55 PM
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I watched this last night, it has a great cast and is also based on a true story but unfortunately it just fails to deliver. The film really struggles to get across its story across and just seems really badly executed, real shame as there are some great ideas and messages here.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Big Phil on February 15, 2013, 10:39:42 AM
I watched Die Hard 5 last night.

What can I say.....it's Die Hard. Same vein as the others. If you love them, you'll love this also  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 15, 2013, 12:52:53 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Went to see th Flight last night.† I was disappointed with this movie.† With the exception of the first 30 minutes, it was very slow paced and I almost walked out.†

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I watched this myself last night and I loved it! So I guess that shows how opinions can differ! What I will say though is this isn't really a cinema movie so I can see why it might have been boring on a big screen. I loved the story, it was really original, and Denzel's acting was absolutely faultless.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on February 15, 2013, 14:18:16 PM
Flight was not what i was expecting but i thought it was great. Denzel's acting was extremely believable as always and it was a very interesting story, if a little bit far-fetched. 8/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 16, 2013, 11:24:13 AM
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I watched 'Avengers Assemble' last night.† Really good.† I would have thought that trying to have that many superheroes in one film would be too problematic(fighting for screentime, etc.) but, no it turned out very well.† Good interaction between all of the characters.† The Hulk seemed a lot better thought out than his previous films.† Loki made a superb bad guy.†

I am really looking forward to the sequel.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 21, 2013, 18:00:15 PM
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Watched Skyfall last night and thought it was excellent! I loved the way it started, bang straight into the action and away you go. My favourite Bond film in years to be honest.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 22, 2013, 20:28:54 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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Watched Skyfall last night and thought it was excellent! I loved the way it started, bang straight into the action and away you go. My favourite Bond film in years to be honest.

Not bad, laird.† Not bad for a physical wreck.† Not bad at all.

She sent you out knowing that you had trolled several forums and knew that you were not ready for this mission.† Mummy was very bad!†

 ;)

To quote Rauol Silva.† Just please don't take the cyanide pill.†

I jest of course. I'm glad that you liked it.† It will be interesting to see where the Bond films go from here.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 28, 2013, 13:23:35 PM
On a Bond related note, last night I watched the Bond documentary : 'Everything or Nothing : The Untold Story of 007'.  Really interesting stuff in there for Bond fans.  It pretty much covers everything. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 01, 2013, 00:59:01 AM
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I watched this last night, I was expecting a cheesy horror film but its actually a thriller and while it's not the best film in the world it is certainly not predictable and had a really nice twist right at the end!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on March 01, 2013, 19:31:55 PM
(http://justbestof.com/p1/silver_linings_playbook.jpg)

Watched Sliver Linings just over a week ago. A truely great film, with career defining performances from Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (for which she won an oscar). Very moving, clever and funny in parts. Highly recommended 9/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 01, 2013, 20:16:01 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
(http://justbestof.com/p1/silver_linings_playbook.jpg)

Watched Sliver Linings just over a week ago. A truely great film, with career defining performances from Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (for which she won an oscar). Very moving, clever and funny in parts. Highly recommended 9/10

Sounds very interesting.† David O. Russell has directed some interesting films(e.g. Three Kings and Spanking the Monkey).† He does some quite offbeat stuff.†

Anyway, last night I watched Insomnia by Christopher Nolan.† It was based on a Swedish language film.† It had Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank in it.† Robin Williams was the bad guy.† Good performances from all of the cast.† It was a very good thriller.† Decent stuff from Mr. Nolan and co.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 01, 2013, 20:31:55 PM
Nice to hear Insomnia get a mention.

Great film and wonderous performance from Robin Williams, up there with 1Hour Photo in my humble view.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on March 01, 2013, 20:52:22 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Went to see th Flight last night.† I was disappointed with this movie.† With the exception of the first 30 minutes, it was very slow paced and I almost walked out.†

(http://marvelll.fr/wp-content/gallery/flight/flight-poster.jpg)

I watched this myself last night and I loved it! So I guess that shows how opinions can differ! What I will say though is this isn't really a cinema movie so I can see why it might have been boring on a big screen. I loved the story, it was really original, and Denzel's acting was absolutely faultless.

Watched this the other night and I agree with Laird here. It's not a cinema movie but never the less I really enjoyed it. DW is an awesome actor.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 02, 2013, 16:28:35 PM
(http://nighthawknews.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/apocalypse-now-redux-poster-c130213.jpeg)

Last night I watched Apocalypse Now Redux.† I have owned it on DVD for a while now.† Hmmmm, interesting.† I kept looking for a lot of the added material.† As for the famous "plantation scenes", well they really bog the film down.† I have got to say that the original is so much better.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 02, 2013, 17:21:24 PM
(http://www.impawards.com/2012/posters/hit_and_run_ver4_xlg.jpg)

I watched this a few night back now but forgot to post about it. It's a kind of action comedy that tries to do a lot of things and doesn't quite manage it. That is not to say the film isn't enjoyable it's just that it seems a bit disjointed in places and could have come together a bit better with the right direction. Tom Arnold character's provides most of the laughs and should have been used a lot better.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 03, 2013, 13:01:03 PM
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZeoxI-z8eo5hjAn_VgTejG1Zs6ROMmt7MZSCibrQHQU4PloZrgg)

I watched this last night.† Arnie was in it, as well as Robert Davi(aka the bad guy in License to Kill).† It was average at best.†

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQwuZiLa6fn35Mkk8WVnbH8I8Ox8gnypVuz0Zs-Ge7o8tl1-Z1Z)

I then watched this.† A very good biopic of Australia's most famous criminal!† Eric Bana was superb in the film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 03, 2013, 14:16:56 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
(http://justbestof.com/p1/silver_linings_playbook.jpg)

Watched Sliver Linings just over a week ago. A truely great film, with career defining performances from Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (for which she won an oscar). Very moving, clever and funny in parts. Highly recommended 9/10

I watched this last night and I totally agree, it was a very engaging film from start to finish. The acting was superb, the story was great and everything about it just worked perfectly.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 06, 2013, 15:16:27 PM
(http://www.moviegoods.com//Assets/product_images/1020/182187.1020.A.jpg)

Last night I watched this.† I remember it caused quite a bit of fuss in the media when it first came out.† It is a real marmite type film - there is no middle ground with it.† I did like it and thought that it was very thought-provoking.† The imagery and music were both first class.† Good performances as well.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 07, 2013, 23:34:10 PM
[align=center:zb3fby18](http://www.impawards.com/2012/posters/robot_and_frank_ver3_xlg.jpg)[/align:zb3fby18]

This film provided last night's viewing, I had never heard of it before but it sounded good from the reviews and the praise was warranted. It's a very original movie that touches on serious matters while still managing to stay light hearted, a rare skill in film making. The cast was brilliant and really helped bring the story to life, very much recommended.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 14, 2013, 18:38:46 PM
(http://www.behindthehype.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/01482685.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It of course has the infamous 'skirt scene'.† But, other than that it was a pretty flat affair.† Like a lot of Billy Wilder's later work it seems to be missing the sparkle of his earlier films.† On a plus note, Marilyn gave a very good performance - Wilder and her always produced good results.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 14, 2013, 18:51:58 PM
(http://www.joblo.com/images_wallpapers/2581/pitchperfect_1_1280.jpg)

I watched this last night and enjoyed it far more than I ever thought I would, its a pretty funny teen comedy that has a brilliant cast including the stunning Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks. I can see why it got such good reviews, it's well worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on March 14, 2013, 21:07:57 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
(http://www.behindthehype.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/01482685.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It of course has the infamous 'skirt scene'.† But, other than that it was a pretty flat affair.† Like a lot of Billy Wilder's later work it seems to be missing the sparkle of his earlier films.† On a plus note, Marilyn gave a very good performance - Wilder and her always produced good results.

Dont mind this but Some Like It Hot was always the best Monroe/Wilder film for me, very funny and Marilyn was the perfect comedy actress aswell as being super hot.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 15, 2013, 16:04:08 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
(http://www.behindthehype.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/01482685.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It of course has the infamous 'skirt scene'.† But, other than that it was a pretty flat affair.† Like a lot of Billy Wilder's later work it seems to be missing the sparkle of his earlier films.† On a plus note, Marilyn gave a very good performance - Wilder and her always produced good results.

Dont mind this but Some Like It Hot was always the best Monroe/Wilder film for me, very funny and Marilyn was the perfect comedy actress aswell as being super hot.

Yeah, Some Like It Hot is in a completely different league.† It was Widler and Monroe's best collaboration.†

Anyway, last night I watched this :-

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxIZG5CQuu1ZbRrhNOOnCGDnQp_fQsv2hPs72BotK3pc7kcNjecg)

It is not one of Hitchcock's best efforts.† I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that it had so many script re-writes.† Another problem with it is that the characters' motivations don't seem to fit in with the story.† There is a real lack of suspense in the plot as well.† A shame that such a stellar cast is wasted in this film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 15, 2013, 16:23:33 PM
(http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/THE-COLLECTION1.jpg)

I watched this last week but forgot to post about it. It is a very violent and gory horror film, probably one of the most bloodthirsty I have ever seen. Think Friday 13th meets Saw and you kind of have an idea of what of this film is like. It is certainly not for the faint hearted!!!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 17, 2013, 11:48:23 AM
I'll look out for The Collection then, the Laird.† As it was from the same writers of the Saw franchise it does look good.

Anyway, last night I watched this :-

(http://www.freeclassicimages.com/images/ball_of_fire_1941.jpg)

It was another screwball comedy from Howard Hawks.† Think Bringing Up Baby and you'll be in the same sort of territory.† Apparently, it is sort of based partially on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.† I think Barbara Stanwyck was meant to be in the 'Snow White' role.† It was an interesting film but, I think that I liked Hawks' Bringing Up Baby better.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on March 17, 2013, 13:01:40 PM
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Watched OZ: The Great and Powerful yesterday. The original OZ films were always a guilty pleasure of mine, so I wasnt sure what to expect from this, especially with Sam Raimi at the helm. Im glad to say i was pleasantly surprised. The cinematography is absolutely fantastic, operating in both black & white and full vibrant colour. James Franco was ace as always and Mila Kunis was hot as always. Yes it is a bit of a kids film and will never win any Oscar's but i quite enjoyed it. Im a big fan of origin stories for the most part and im looking forward to see where they take the story in the next films. 7/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 17, 2013, 13:32:22 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
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Watched OZ: The Great and Powerful yesterday. The original OZ films were always a guilty pleasure of mine, so I wasnt sure what to expect from this, especially with Sam Raimi at the helm. Im glad to say i was pleasantly surprised. The cinematography is absolutely fantastic, operating in both black & white and full vibrant colour. James Franco was ace as always and Mila Kunis was hot as always. Yes it is a bit of a kids film and will never win any Oscar's but i quite enjoyed it. Im a big fan of origin stories for the most part and im looking forward to see where they take the story in the next films. 7/10

Minerals,† as you are a fan of Oz related stuff, have you watched this :-

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR3CH-Gaauw-Lb8W7qZIInKC5WYYtEo7tMFg8Y53eeyPZbkAlhrOw)

It was made by the SyFy channel.† It pops up on there every now and again.† It is available on DVD and Blu Ray.† It's a mini-series and is pretty good.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 17, 2013, 13:53:14 PM
The Grey-Not anywhere near as bad as i was led to believe, but then i find Liam Neeson an utterly captivaiting performer.

Remains (Folm based on Graphic Novel)-Knew this would suck, as good as book is, there just was'nt the source material to strech it out over a film.

Gyo:Tokyo Fish Attack-No idea, honestly just no idea WTF to say about this.


Act Of Valour-Decent enough flick on it's own, just drowning in Go USA type Gung Ho crap.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on March 19, 2013, 09:24:30 AM
Do we post about TV series in here or is there another thread that I didn't see whilst I was peering at the forum?

I finished watching Battlestar Galactica the other night.  2 part mini series gives a solid grounding to the characters and story.  The 75 episodes that followed ranged from mediocre to spectacular.  The Vipers are as cool as ever and the Galactica is just an awesome bit of sci-fi history.  Starbuck as a woman?  Well, that took a few episodes to accept but after that I'd have Katee Sackhoff over Dirk Benedict any day!!

There was a bit too much religious and spiritual hokum for me but it didn't detract from my enjoyment.  Overall I'd say this is a compelling series and well worth checking out. 

Don't, like I did, miss out on the 2 part mini series before you start with series one episode '33' or you'll wonder what's going on.  The mini series wasn't available to stream via LoveFilm on the iPad so I missed it!  I later found it on console, Wii or 360, LoveFilm and watched it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 19, 2013, 10:28:04 AM
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
Do we post about TV series in here or is there another thread that I didn't see whilst I was peering at the forum?

I finished watching Battlestar Galactica the other night.  2 part mini series gives a solid grounding to the characters and story.  The 75 episodes that followed ranged from mediocre to spectacular.  The Vipers are as cool as ever and the Galactica is just an awesome bit of sci-fi history.  Starbuck as a woman?  Well, that took a few episodes to accept but after that I'd have Katee Sackhoff over Dirk Benedict any day!!

There was a bit too much religious and spiritual hokum for me but it didn't detract from my enjoyment.  Overall I'd say this is a compelling series and well worth checking out. 

Don't, like I did, miss out on the 2 part mini series before you start with series one episode '33' or you'll wonder what's going on.  The mini series wasn't available to stream via LoveFilm on the iPad so I missed it!  I later found it on console, Wii or 360, LoveFilm and watched it.

Religion been a key theme since the original series as producer, Glen A.Larson was a mormon, original series was 'pitched' as a series of Bible stories, set in space, called 'Adams Ark', it was re-worked to Battlestar Galactica and influenced heavily by mormon faith sacred texts.

Took me a while to get into the new series, but once there was hooked.You can tell which eps were effected by the writers strike at the time though, some cobbled together plot bits etc.The ending could have done with tying up a good few loose ends as well, espically if you factor in plot items from the spin off eps, Razor, which is superb.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on March 19, 2013, 13:43:17 PM
I'm going to get Razor.  It sounds like a nice addition.

Now you mention the writers strike, yes you're right it!  I had wondered why there were some 'odd' episodes and that the thread of the story got lost between episodes.  Sometimes the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" intro felt utterly random!

I'm so glad the Adam's Ark was dropped!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on March 19, 2013, 14:11:26 PM
Watched this last night:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/52/Salt_film_theatrical_poster.jpg/220px-Salt_film_theatrical_poster.jpg)

Great film, better than I thought it would be though parts were predictable there was plenty to keep you guessing. I am not a big fan of Ms Jolie but in this she was very good. It reminded me of the great spy films of old with a modern twist, well worth seeing if you haven't yet :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 19, 2013, 14:54:31 PM
Quote from: "Mire Mare"
I'm going to get Razor.  It sounds like a nice addition.

Now you mention the writers strike, yes you're right it!  I had wondered why there were some 'odd' episodes and that the thread of the story got lost between episodes.  Sometimes the "Previously on Battlestar Galactica" intro felt utterly random!

I'm so glad the Adam's Ark was dropped!




Razor is a fantastic piece, but the ending throughs up a plot device that's never resolved, gwad dang it!


The writers strike? lol, yep threw a Cylon base star sized spanner into the works in terms of scripts and events unfolding or not...as a result.


We might have escaped Adams Ark, but we still got:Battlestar Galactica 1980!!!!! A wretched creation indeed.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 19, 2013, 17:14:48 PM
Yep, the 're-imagined' Battlestar Galactica was very good.¬† The opening episodes echo 9/11 and it had the whole 'cyclons as terrorists' sub text.¬† Great to see Dean Stockwell(aka Al from Quantum Leap in it as Father Cavill).¬†  

I suppose some of the later epsiodes were affected by the writers' strike.  I thought that the first season was probably the strongest - episodes like 'Water', '33', etc. 

Razor was interesting as well.  I think there are going to be more spin-offs as well. 

Caprica was interesting but, perhaps a little flawed. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on March 19, 2013, 20:53:27 PM
I've not seen 1980.... don't plan too either!

I think a one off production called 'Blood and Chrome' was released/aired on TV in the states recently.

Apparently E J Olmos directed either Caprica or Razor.  Not sure which :/
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 19, 2013, 21:00:05 PM
(http://www.comedychords.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/FALL-OF-THE-ESSEX-BOYS-FB-Cover-web-Silver-Ferox-620x350-620x325.jpg)

I watched this last night, a British gangster flick based on a true story. It was ok but the acting was horrible, some of the worst I have ever seen I think. Would have been nice to have seen some more well known people in it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 19, 2013, 21:03:30 PM
Quote from: "Mire Mare"

I've not seen 1980.... don't plan too either!

I think a one off production called 'Blood and Chrome' was released/aired on TV in the states recently.

Apparently E J Olmos directed either Caprica or Razor.  Not sure which :/

BSG:1980 Featured a child genius (who looked like the space ver.of The Milky Bar kid), The Battlestar finding Earth, but holding back as did'nt want the Cylons finding it, time travel, flying bikes, religion, Nazi's, enviromental issues and if my memory serves, the battlestar preventing nuclear war, by deploying a handy laser gr that shot down missiles.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on March 20, 2013, 00:15:33 AM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Quote from: "Mire Mare"

I've not seen 1980.... don't plan too either!

I think a one off production called 'Blood and Chrome' was released/aired on TV in the states recently.

Apparently E J Olmos directed either Caprica or Razor.  Not sure which :/

BSG:1980 Featured a child genius (who looked like the space ver.of The Milky Bar kid), The Battlestar finding Earth, but holding back as did'nt want the Cylons finding it, time travel, flying bikes, religion, Nazi's, enviromental issues and if my memory serves, the battlestar preventing nuclear war, by deploying a handy laser gr that shot down missiles.

Ah.. flying bikes that looked crap!? I think I maybe did see this back in the 80s, I'd have been about 7 so don't recall it too well. Probably because it was guff.

I can remember having Battlestar Galactica figures!  Never quite to the standard of Star Wars figures but pretty cool.  I'm sure I had some kind of weird, bright pink alien character. No idea who/what it was but definitely BSG.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on March 20, 2013, 14:29:37 PM
I just recently watched Wreck-It Ralph and thought it was FANTASTIC!

I loved it so much, I watched it twice in a row, bought it and the soundtrack from iTunes and, had I been 35 years younger, I'd probably buy the lunchbox and pencil case as well. :). (What am I saying! I'll probably buy the lunchbox anyway to replace my Star Wars one I used to carry my lunch to work.)

The classic character cameos were inspired, and even the made up games on which the entire story is based, glow with verisimilitude and recognizable qualities from the various game epochs.

Great movie.  I feel this is a "video game movie" made The Right Way.  Very cool!

    dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 20, 2013, 22:32:12 PM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
I just recently watched Wreck-It Ralph and thought it was FANTASTIC!

I loved it so much, I watched it twice in a row, bought it and the soundtrack from iTunes and, had I been 35 years younger, I'd probably buy the lunchbox and pencil case as well. :)  Oh, and I also have the soundtrack.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 20, 2013, 22:34:01 PM
Valkyrie (Tom Cruise) based on real life plot to kill Hitler.Not bad...
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on March 21, 2013, 00:32:35 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
I just recently watched Wreck-It Ralph and thought it was FANTASTIC!

I loved it so much, I watched it twice in a row, bought it and the soundtrack from iTunes and, had I been 35 years younger, I'd probably buy the lunchbox and pencil case as well. :)  Oh, and I also have the soundtrack.  :)

Yes! The game feels like it could really have existed in the 1980s among the others of that time.

¬†  dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 22, 2013, 00:16:17 AM
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Last night I watched Excuse Me For Living, a very enjoyable romcom (although less about the romance) that actually has a pretty original story that sets it apart from other films in the genre. It also has the amazing Christopher Lloyd and Jerry Stiller playing wonderfully eccentric support roles that help raise the bar. Definitely worth a watch if you want something a bit more light hearted.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 22, 2013, 18:43:11 PM
Last night I watched this :-

(http://www.britposters.com/images/the%20lady%20vanishes%20320x240.jpg)

It was the 1979 re-make of the film.† Ironically I had only just watched the recent BBC re-make a few days before.† This time around however, it followed the storyline of Hitchcock's version rather than the original novel on which it was based upon(The Wheel Spins).† As such, there were a couple of scenes that were near perfect copies of the earlier version.† The film lacked the chemistry between the two leads that was in its predecessor, as well as missing Hitchcock's magic at directing suspense.† Worth a watch as a curio - especially if like me, you like Hitchcock's version.† However, it can't compare to the original version.

I then watched the following :-

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTaW9nZaprdNGPSDYqGD_PaUQ97tSuP_9NOjdCoi4pi5R7zFECSmg)

It was an excellent screwball comedy from Preston Sturges.† Like a lot of Sturges' work it had a satirical element to it.† Fonda and Stanwyck were superb.† I think it was probably Fonda's best role(proving that he didn't just appear in Westerns).† It you like romantic screwball comedies then I think you'll like this.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 22, 2013, 22:31:14 PM
I finally got to watch Jack The Giant Slayer.† Really liked it.† Fun movie.† :)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 22, 2013, 22:36:11 PM
[align=center:208mr9x8](http://www.scifi-movies.com/images/data/0003968/affiche-antiviral-2012-2.jpg)[/align:208mr9x8]

Last night I watched Anti Viral, a film with an incredibly interesting concept that cleverly mocks the ever increasing obsession with celebrity that people have these days. Problem is that it's just too clever for its own good and leaves the viewer far too much to work out for themselves. It never really explains itself or how anything actually comes about leaving you a little confused and bemused by it all. Could have been great but ended up being pretty meh.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 23, 2013, 20:34:05 PM
I watched the following last night :-

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRWBbIfMn24CN5sYsqJYIvCxKJH35_-ZvPY6sfttn0f7MK7rg8z)

It starred Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper.† Directed by Frank Capra.† Like a lot of Capra's work it did have quite a dark side to it - even though it was a sort of comedy.† It did have a lot to say about how the media can sometimes spin things, as well as dealing with the social problem of unemployment.† Cooper was very good doing his 'average Joe' character(it seems to work well with Capra).† Stanwyck was also good as the hard-nosed reporter in this.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 23, 2013, 22:50:58 PM
Girl with the dragoon Tattoo (english ver.) Dark, but enjoyable, mate's going to lend me the Trilogy, said:They are based on books, chap who wrote them killed himself....


Right, best watch when i'm not feeling low then...lol.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 24, 2013, 02:07:22 AM
Quote from: "Minerals"
[align=center:sll68902](http://www.smolgazeta.ru/uploads/posts/2013-02/1362041585_oz.jpg)[/align:sll68902]

Watched OZ: The Great and Powerful yesterday. The original OZ films were always a guilty pleasure of mine, so I wasnt sure what to expect from this, especially with Sam Raimi at the helm. Im glad to say i was pleasantly surprised. The cinematography is absolutely fantastic, operating in both black & white and full vibrant colour. James Franco was ace as always and Mila Kunis was hot as always. Yes it is a bit of a kids film and will never win any Oscar's but i quite enjoyed it. Im a big fan of origin stories for the most part and im looking forward to see where they take the story in the next films. 7/10

Just watched this tonight.† I enjoyed it as well.† Nicely done and the visuals were just amazing.† I liked how the story developed and how the movie played its own homage to the original story.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on March 24, 2013, 13:18:17 PM
I just watched "WarGames 2: The Dead Code" last night with my wife.

I must say that, as a fan of the original (and of its granddaddy, "Fail-Safe"), it was a lot of fun.

It was cheesy, with bad acting, bizarre plot devices, and some cringe-worthy stilted dialog; but overall, it wasn't bad as an homage to its source.

It's not so much a sequel as it is a "re-boot."  It makes mention of "Joshua," and Professor Falken and the WOPR make an appearance; but the history of the past events are a bit changed and depicted in a different context.

It's chuck-full of nudge-wink references to the original WarGames, it's like it was made expressly for the fans to pick them out and smile.  Every few minutes I would pause the movie and tell my wife, "Ha! Ha! That's a line from the old movie, and they used it in a different context. Nice!"  Then we both would laugh.  (Actually, I would laugh, she would just roll her eyes, but that's like the same thing, right? right? :lol: )

Unfortunately, this means the movie is much too poor in execution, and much too reliant on the tropes of the original to stand on its own--but who cares! I loved WarGames so this movie was made especially for me, and I enjoyed it. :)

If you don't care about the original WarGames, don't bother with this one.  If your a fan, then definitely give "The Dead Code" a try.  However, be sure to check your brain out, and enjoy it purely as a homage to WarGames and a gift to its fans.  Sometimes, that's just good enough.

    dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 24, 2013, 13:39:28 PM
Cool.  I just added War Games 2 to my Netflix.  I've not seen it and I really like the original War Games.  In fact, I just got it on BluRay recently.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 24, 2013, 19:56:11 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Girl with the dragoon Tattoo (english ver.) Dark, but enjoyable, mate's going to lend me the Trilogy, said:They are based on books, chap who wrote them killed himself....


Right, best watch when i'm not feeling low then...lol.

Yep, the Fincher version with Daniel Craig isn't bad.  But those films - the first one in particular - have some strong stuff in them!  Not the sort of thing that your Granny would watch! 

The original Swedish films are pretty good thrillers.  If you can stomach some of their content. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 24, 2013, 23:28:55 PM
LOL, i've had some..'choice' words about my taste in films (think you need open mind and cast iron stomach), i tend to go more for strong, head-f*ck horror, european more than US these days, found US stuff tried to shock with gore, swearing, torture porn etc, European stuff has the shock, but in ways that whilst very graphic are done for a reason and there's a lot more going on under the surface.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jdanddiet on March 25, 2013, 15:39:09 PM
I used to fancy Ally Sheedy something rotten.

That is all
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on March 26, 2013, 11:32:50 AM
Quote from: "jdanddiet"
I used to fancy Ally Sheedy something rotten.

That is all

LOL! I personally fancied Molly Ringwall myself in high school. However, by the time I saw WarGames I didn't know who Ally Sheedy was.  It wasn't until The Breakfast Club that she entered my consciousness.

¬†  dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 28, 2013, 17:51:55 PM
[align=center:146pbl4d](http://www.grolschfilmworks.com/media/uploads/images/sightseers%20movie%20poster(1).jpg)[/align:146pbl4d]

I watched this last night, a typically British dark comedy from Film 4 about a very odd couple with a penchant for killing people who annoy them! I wouldn't call it laugh out loud funny but it was certainly an enjoyable romp.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 29, 2013, 10:00:37 AM
(http://tsukareru.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/dark_passage.jpg)

I watched this film last night.† It was an interesting Bacall and Bogart collaboration.† Bogart plays a man wrongly convicted of murder.† For the first 63 minutes of the film it was shot from a first person's perspective(i.e. Bogart's) then he has plastic surgery and the film changes perspective.† The are a few plot contrivances along the way and I'm not that sure about the ending, but it was a worthwhile film-noir/thriller - if not up to the level of Bogart's other work in that genre(i.e. The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep).†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 02, 2013, 13:41:49 PM
(http://ilarge.listal.com/image/162650/936full-the-battle-of-the-river-plate-poster.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It was a Powell and Pressburger film.† Set in WWII.† It was okay, and the naval battles looked well shot, but it lacked the magic of their previous work(e.g. The Red Shoes and A Matter of Life and Death/Stairway to Heaven).† It was funny seeing Bernard Lee in a non-Bond film.†

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/16/Thief_Of_Bagdad_%281940%29.jpg)

I then watched this.† It again had Michael Powell co-directing.† It was okay, I suppose that if you are in the mood for a live action fairytale then it will satisfy you.† The effects were quite impressive given that it was such an old film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jdanddiet on April 02, 2013, 16:05:13 PM
You watch some old toilet KK  :65:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 02, 2013, 17:28:10 PM
[align=center:1y8c2l2l](http://mjcdn.motherjones.com/preset_16/red-dawn-2012-poster.jpg)[/align:1y8c2l2l]

I watched this a few nights ago, the plot is nonsense but the actual film is a pretty enjoyable action filled romp. It seems even more poignant now though given the recent news about North Korea and the involvement of the US.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2013, 17:46:17 PM
What is the title, Laird?  I can't see the image.  :(
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 02, 2013, 17:55:41 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
What is the title, Laird?  I can't see the image.  :(

Weird, shows up fine for me!

I just changed the image to another one to see if that helps.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2013, 18:08:54 PM
Yes it did!  Red Dawn.  I haven't seen it.  Need to add to my Netflix.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on April 02, 2013, 22:11:58 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Yes it did!  Red Dawn.  I haven't seen it.  Need to add to my Netflix.  :)

    dZ
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2013, 22:13:33 PM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Yes it did!  Red Dawn.  I haven't seen it.  Need to add to my Netflix.  :)

    dZ

Good to know.  I'll add it as well to my Netflix.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 03, 2013, 16:17:55 PM
(http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Posters/S/Poster%20-%20Suspicion%20(1941)_03.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It was always good to see Cary Grant.† Another dose of Hitchcock.† If you're familiar with the story behind the production of this film then you'll know that it had to have a lot of script changes to get past the censors, that did make the ending some what abrupt and strange to my mind.† The film has some suspense, but I think because of the script changes that it wasn't particularly executed that well.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 04, 2013, 00:07:31 AM
[align=center:3eqqk3hk](http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/FREAKY-DEAKY-Poster-01.jpg)[/align:3eqqk3hk]

I watched this a few nights back, it can best be described as a comedy thriller and I was pleased to see it had Billy Burke from Revolution in it. A highly enjoyable film from start to finish I recommend giving this film a watch if you are looking for something a bit different!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 09, 2013, 13:50:37 PM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRoZhGao9G0Y1LjOehVdfWkn3vrzzxAAnsTdLxXSeJ2URGjSDfq)


Last night I watched this.† A really good thriller.† I highly recommend it.† I can't give too much of the plot away as that would spoil it.† The only negative thing about it was that perhaps it could have with about 20 minutes trimmed from the beginning.† A lot of exposition wasn't needed.† But, all in all it was very good.† The last 15 minutes turn up the tension nicely.†

It was directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.† Apparently he was known as the "French Hitchcock" because he directed a lot of thrillers.† I am going to check out more of his work soon.†

There was a remake of the above film in 1996.† Apparently it was pretty bad - which doesn't surprise me as it was directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, who made that wonderful film "The Avengers"(the update of the 1960s TV show - not the Marvel comic book adaptation) - and we all know how that turned out!

I think that there were a couple of TV film adaptations as well.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 09, 2013, 20:30:37 PM
[align=center:afgb56qo](https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/125777/photo-main.jpg?1333731164)[/align:afgb56qo]

I watched this a few nights back, it's a fun vampire based comedy with none of your twilight nonsense. What made this film especially interesting for me was that the whole thing was funded via Kickstarter! Well done to the people who supported it because I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 10, 2013, 05:12:34 AM
I just got back from watching GI Joe Retaliation.† What a sorry excuse for a movie.† Whoever wrote this has no clue what GI Joe is about.† And I really have no clue what the reshooting was all about.† Very disappointing.†

[align=center:2t3lpea3](http://majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/GIJoe2Poster.jpg)[/align:2t3lpea3]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: onthinice on April 10, 2013, 16:55:33 PM
Thanks for the heads up TrekMD! I liked the first one but did not like the way they changed character backgrounds. The new cartoon was similar in changing characters origins.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 11, 2013, 15:16:19 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Minerals"
(http://justbestof.com/p1/silver_linings_playbook.jpg)

Watched Sliver Linings just over a week ago. A truely great film, with career defining performances from Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (for which she won an oscar). Very moving, clever and funny in parts. Highly recommended 9/10

I watched this last night and I totally agree, it was a very engaging film from start to finish. The acting was superb, the story was great and everything about it just worked perfectly.

Yeah, I watched this last night.† It took me about 20 minutes or so to get into the story.† Like a lot of Russell's work it's offbeat.† Whilst it does deal a bit with mental illness, there are also other themes such as love, friendship and family in the film.† Jennifer Lawrence was amazing in her role.† She is probably more of a central character than Bradley Cooper's role.† De Niro had a pretty good supporting part - at least he wasn't just going through the motions like a lot of his recent work.† The end dance sequence reminded a lot of Strictly Ballroom.† Interesting film, I'll be on the look out for Russell's next one Nailed, which I think might be out by the end of the year.† I think he is doing another film with Jennifer Lawrence after that as well.†


Quote from: "jdanddiet"
You watch some old toilet KK† :20: :20: :24: :24:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 13, 2013, 00:25:21 AM
[align=center:2xjxrtqc](http://yodale.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Argo-movie-poster.jpg)[/align:2xjxrtqc]

I watched Argo last night and I have to say, wow what a film! I can see why this has won so many accolades. The story is brilliant ans the acting is absolute top notch. The movie keeps you enthralled the whole way through and the ending is just superb. I must see film for everyone out there.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 13, 2013, 02:05:29 AM
Argo is a superb movie.  Extremely well written and acted.  The "noise" for this movie with the Oscars was well deserved. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on April 13, 2013, 10:39:04 AM
Took my family to watch The Croods the other day and it was brilliantly funny.  One of the best animated movies I have seen in a while. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 13, 2013, 13:38:18 PM
I went to see a move that just needs its poster posted.† :)† Saw it in IMAX too!†

[align=center:tozrunc0](http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me37yzYZ5W1qbf37eo1_1280.jpg)[/align:tozrunc0]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 14, 2013, 19:03:40 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I went to see a move that just needs its poster posted.† :)† Saw it in IMAX too!†

[align=center:ygutjzta](http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me37yzYZ5W1qbf37eo1_1280.jpg)[/align:ygutjzta]

Wow, that must have been great TrekMD.† Plus, you saw it in IMAX - for extra W I D E N E S S!† I remember seeing it on its first release way back in 1993.†

Anyway last night I watched the following :-

(http://d3l2rivt3pqnj2.cloudfront.net/i/prints/lg/4/2/423728.jpg)

I had heard a lot of hype around this film.† It was okay, but I think that I'll probably find the sequels have a better developed story.† I think there was some controversy with the film and that fact a lot of the violence from the books were edited out of it - it's about kids hunting one another after all!† It was interesting seeing Jennifer Lawrence again, so much so that I then watched this :-

(http://www.impawards.com/2012/posters/house_at_the_end_of_the_street.jpg)

It was a low budget teen horror film of sorts.† Quite good and I suppose a slightly different take on the genre.† There are a few shock moments.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 14, 2013, 19:42:26 PM
I watched a House At The End Of The Street recently for the same reason, can't remember if I posted about it here or not, I think I did.

Was pretty good and not as predictable as many films of it's type.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on April 14, 2013, 21:58:27 PM
I found myself in K-Mart recently, and I bought a few DVDs from their bargain bin.

For the past few nights, I've watched some old Jackie Chan movies.  They're cheap, and silly at times, but very entertaining. :)

The ones I've seen so far are:
    - Operation Condor
    - Supercop

There's 8 in the disc.  Tonight I'll be checking out Operation Condor 2, which, according to IMDB, was released before the other one!

    dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 15, 2013, 15:08:04 PM
[align=center:5o2stdcr](http://www.filmwerk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Welcome-to-the-Punch-Quad-Poster.jpg)[/align:5o2stdcr]

Last night I watched this British made movie, I had never even heard of it before which was quite a surprise when I saw the cast. As well as James McAvoy and Mark Strong the film also stars David Morrisey, who is best known as The Governor in The Walking Dead. It's a gritty crime thriller with lots of twists and turns, some of which work and some don't. It's a good watch but doesn't explain itself very well at times and it's a bit too easy to lose grip of the plot.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 17, 2013, 12:39:05 PM
Last night I went to the BFI IMAX in ye olde Londonium.† When I got there, there was a camera crew doing some filming about the architectural design of the place.† Look, I even have evidence of this :-

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8656833479_76f23e3a7a_m.jpg)

Anyway, I went to see the following :-

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8656833597_503c45d608_m.jpg)

First things first, it was a very visual movie.† If you can view it in IMAX then do so.† It does look spectacular.† The film does take a lot of influences from other sci-fi films(e.g.† Star Wars, Wall-E, Blade Runner, Moon, 2001, Independence Day, Dark Star, Silent Running and many others) - so much so, that it can become a game of how many you can spot.† It was trying to go down the more cerebral sci-fi film side(e.g. Moon, Silent Running, Logan's Run) which to some extent it did quite well setting up the feeling of loneliness and isolation of the main characters.† I did quite like the plight of Andrea Riseborough's character and how that was handled dramatically.† As for the rest of the storyline, well, I'd say that you probably have seen it all before, apart from one plot twist in the middle of the film which I didn't see coming, but other people might.† That seems to be the problem of the film, we'd seen most of it all before.† Whilst the homages are nice it didn't add anything new.† A visually stunning film - yes, but lacking an emotionally compelling narrative.† Had it been about 30 minutes shorter(the first hour seems to be about the visuals and setting the scene - far too long in my opinion) and developed the storyline better then it could have turned out better.

It was entertaining enough, but if you compare it to two recent sci-fi films such as Moon and District 9 then it pales into significance.† They managed to combine spectacle and ideas much better than this film did.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 17, 2013, 13:27:28 PM
Thanks for the write-up Katz! I was actually just reading a review in the local newspaper and they said pretty much the same thing as you did! I will wait until this one hits DVD to watch it probably.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on April 17, 2013, 21:44:58 PM
Cheers, Katz.  I think I'll wait for dvd too!

Ok, so I watched Priest last night.  Not sure what I was expecting but for some reason I wasn't expecting a vampire flick.  Hey ho, I stuck it out to the end and, well, it worked quite well, slight twist, different take on the vampires, I like the back story/history and the characters, particularly Priest, were good enough.  Karl Urban wasn't great, which was a shame, but he didn't have a huge role.  Well he did but he didn't have a huge amount of screen time and I think it was all a bit middle of the road verging on the lame.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 17, 2013, 23:51:01 PM
[align=center:2kej63f5](https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRijm3-vdl6BAIlZLUDkBAoIfqlMmRkXMiLnq8ZwHL_L5a1owr02Q)[/align:2kej63f5]

Last night I watched this as I was on a bit of a sci-fi trip after playing Star Trek Conquest all afternoon. It wasn't bad but was a bit lacking in action. I thought they spent far too much time with the story of the main character and kind of forgot about the other stuff. It's more a full length episode than a film, BSG fans will probably enjoy it though.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 17, 2013, 23:58:11 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
[align=center:2pla2d32](https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRijm3-vdl6BAIlZLUDkBAoIfqlMmRkXMiLnq8ZwHL_L5a1owr02Q)[/align:2pla2d32]

Last night I watched this as I was on a bit of a sci-fi trip after playing Star Trek Conquest all afternoon. It wasn't bad but was a bit lacking in action. I thought they spent far too much time with the story of the main character and kind of forgot about the other stuff. It's more a full length episode than a film, BSG fans will probably enjoy it though.

Yes, this was meant to be more about the young Adama than anything else.† I was left wanting for more at the end of it.† It did, however, feel like the Galactica show and was not too different of a formula when compared to something like Caprica.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 19, 2013, 23:57:00 PM
[align=center:1e9nas3s](http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/upfiles/buffer/421751315B1B44BEA3A1FFBACF0DB810.jpg)[/align:1e9nas3s]

I watched Gangster Squad last night, a pretty enjoyable mob movie with an all-star cast including Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin and the stunning Emma Stone† :8:

I believe it's based on a true story and it was a good watch without ever being really thrilling.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 20, 2013, 21:27:25 PM
Last night I watched this :-†

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQvFA1bEz2H_-LgTij0tenb-KSH3xVk19cRwzii9ieAbXRL6Gjnfg)

It starred Ryan Reynolds(aka the former Mr. Scarlett Johannson).† He played a truck driver who was in a convoy in Iraq and gets captured then wakes up inside a wooden coffin.† Just a quick warning - it's not a comedy!† He has a mobile phone and a zippo lighter.† It's then all about how he can get out of there.† The film takes its influence from things like Rear Window, Wait Until Dark(which I saw just recently) and Sleuth - in that it was all about creating the tension in one setting.† Even though I watched it on a widescreen TV, the film had a very claustrophobic feel to it.† There's plenty of dramatic developments in the storyline.† A very good low budget film that was done with a lot of imagination.† Plus, a superb performance from Ryan Reynolds.† I'll be keeping an eye out for the director's(Rodrigo Cortťs) future work.† Here he crafted a highly effective thriller.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 20, 2013, 22:41:43 PM
[align=center:2377eb48](http://www.golocalworcester.com/images/sized/images/sized/remote/images-golocalworcester-com--lifestyle_InfectedMoviePoster-236x360.jpg)[/align:2377eb48]

This was my film for last night, it starts Michael Madsen, who is best known for Reservoir Dogs and the Kill Bill movies. It's a pretty low budget zombie film that is totally lacking in originality and full of bad acting. This won't be a film that figures very highly on Michael's C.V. that is for sure!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on April 25, 2013, 21:17:48 PM
Just watched Iron Man 3 at the Cinema. Awesome film, I won't say much as I don't want to spoil it for anyone but I loved it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 25, 2013, 21:29:22 PM
[align=center:30ok9lci](http://blog.discovertasmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/snaps21516.jpg)[/align:30ok9lci]

I watched The Hunter last night, a really interesting film starring Willem Dafoe where he goes to Tazmania in search of a thought to be extinct animal. The story has lots of twists from there and is utterly gripping with the well told story, excellent cinematography and stunning scenery. The only down point was the ending, which for me, was nearly enough to ruin the film. No idea what they were thinking.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 28, 2013, 10:43:33 AM
Last night I watched this :-

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120501184841/marvelmovies/images/4/4b/Amazing_Spider-Man_theatrical_poster_02.jpg)

I wasn't sure about having a reboot so soon after the Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire's films.† It starred the British actor Andrew Garfield.† As Hollywood blockbusters go, it was pretty decent.† It did the whole origin of Spiderman story quite well.† Plus, Garfield was quite good in his role.† A decent enough reboot - if lacking that extra magic the first two Raimi Spiderman films had.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 28, 2013, 11:10:41 AM
Read my review of Spiderman a few pages back ;)

I think it's far better than all previous Spiderman films, especially the way they told the story.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 30, 2013, 22:06:23 PM
[align=center:2h6hc0cu](http://www.9jabuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/jack-reacher-poster-collage.jpg)[/align:2h6hc0cu]

Last night I watched Jack Reacher, a thriller that seems to be very highly rated by critics. I have to say that the story was really good and gave you plenty to guess at but I thought Tom Cruise was totally miscast. His acting was pretty poor and he just wasn't convincing in that role at all, very poor choice.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 01, 2013, 03:09:55 AM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
Last night I went to the BFI IMAX in ye olde Londonium.† When I got there, there was a camera crew doing some filming about the architectural design of the place.† Look, I even have evidence of this :-

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8656833479_76f23e3a7a_m.jpg)

Anyway, I went to see the following :-

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8656833597_503c45d608_m.jpg)

First things first, it was a very visual movie.† If you can view it in IMAX then do so.† It does look spectacular.† The film does take a lot of influences from other sci-fi films(e.g.† Star Wars, Wall-E, Blade Runner, Moon, 2001, Independence Day, Dark Star, Silent Running and many others) - so much so, that it can become a game of how many you can spot.† It was trying to go down the more cerebral sci-fi film side(e.g. Moon, Silent Running, Logan's Run) which to some extent it did quite well setting up the feeling of loneliness and isolation of the main characters.† I did quite like the plight of Andrea Riseborough's character and how that was handled dramatically.† As for the rest of the storyline, well, I'd say that you probably have seen it all before, apart from one plot twist in the middle of the film which I didn't see coming, but other people might.† That seems to be the problem of the film, we'd seen most of it all before.† Whilst the homages are nice it didn't add anything new.† A visually stunning film - yes, but lacking an emotionally compelling narrative.† Had it been about 30 minutes shorter(the first hour seems to be about the visuals and setting the scene - far too long in my opinion) and developed the storyline better then it could have turned out better.

It was entertaining enough, but if you compare it to two recent sci-fi films such as Moon and District 9 then it pales into significance.† They managed to combine spectacle and ideas much better than this film did.

I just got back from watching Oblivion in IMAX.† Definitely worth watching on such a huge screen given the visuals.† Storywise, I did find it to have a good sci fi premise but the story does borrow from a lot of other sci fi movies/stories and is lacking in originality.† In an of itself it is not a bad film and the premise is actually fascinating.† It could have been a superb movie had they been less derivative in the story.†

On another note, I did love the score for the movie.† That is some music I will be getting.† :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 03, 2013, 14:01:50 PM
Last night I watched this :-

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It was Arnie before he became the governor!†  :24:† Anyway, it was quite cheesey in places - although, I love some of the dialogue :-

Arnie : "I'll be back Bennett."

Bennett : "John.† I'll be ready, John."†

It did lack the panache of his more polished action films like The Terminator and True Lies, but I suppose it was fun in its own way.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 03, 2013, 18:21:12 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Just watched Life of Pi.† I really enjoyed it.† The story was good and loved how it ended.† Cant' say more as it may spoil things.† :)

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I watched this last night finally, it was pretty good but it did go on a bit in places. Still enjoyable though and some of the cinematography was amazing.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 03, 2013, 21:17:52 PM
This is one of those impressive scenes from Life of Pi...one of my favorites.

[align=center:1jssmrbu]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vGhezgI5Es[/align:1jssmrbu]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 05, 2013, 15:01:40 PM
Last night I watched this :-

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It was directed by Steven Soderbergh(he of Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Traffic fame).† He does some off beat stuff - and also some more mainstream stuff(e.g. Ocean's 11).† It starred Gina Carano as a hitwoman.† She wanted to retire, and was set on one last mission - unfortunately things go a bit "haywire"!† There are loads of people in this : Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton and Michael Douglas.† It did have some quite intense fight scenes.† Carano looks a lot like Rachael Weisz.† It was a "B-picture" and whilst fun, it was a bit insubstantial.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 06, 2013, 00:50:38 AM
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I watched this a few nights back and all I really need to say about this movie is that is has Christopher Walken and Al Pacino in it! But in all seriousness this is a fantastic movie about a bunch of former mobsters reliving former glories. Very watchable indeed!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 06, 2013, 13:25:20 PM
Last night I watched this :-

(http://cinemascopeloid.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/contagion.jpg)

It was yet another film from Mr. Soderbergh.† Another all star cast, which included Lawrence Fishbourne, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miss Kate Winalot Prime!† :21:

It was a sort of "end of the world" type film about how a virus could infect people and wipe them out!† Set over a specific numbers of days - it also featured an intriguing flashback!† It was okay - but nothing revolutionary.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 07, 2013, 22:58:31 PM
Last night I continued with some more of Mr. Soderbergh's work.† First up, it was this :-

(http://media.npr.org/programs/fa/features/2006/01/bubbleposter_200-2fa475bd373eb6ad1aab418dff3cd8a6a61cf70e-s6-c10.jpg)

It was a sort of character study about a set of workers in a doll factory.† A murder happens and things go askew.† An experimental film - but it just never seemed to add up to the sum of its parts.

Then I watched this :-

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It is a remake of the old film Criss Cross with Burt Lancaster in that.† It starred Peter Gallagher(of sex, lies, and videotape and the O.C. fame) and Alison Elliot.† Gallagher plays a down on his luck former gambling addict who returns to his hometown to see his mum get remarried.† Along the way he bumps into his ex and all hell breaks lose!† A really good thriller.† Plenty of twists and turns - and I didn't see the ending coming.† Quite an under-appreciated film - in Soderbergh's catalogue - and probably the best film of his that I have seen from the ones which I have viewed recently.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 09, 2013, 16:51:39 PM
Last night I went out to the IMAX and finally got around to seeing the following :-

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I had to unfortunately view it in 3D!† But - hey-ho.† Anyway, it did seem to have a decent story premise.† This was much better than the second film's one.† Oh - and Mr. Kingsley is superb as the Mandrake.† Look out for Guy Pierce as well, he also is pretty good in the film.† There are some nice bits of comedy moments as well.† A shame that it had to include the typical "Hollywood cute geek kid" in it.† A pity that Rebecca Hall's role was wasted as well.† The secondary characters don't get much to do in the film - apart from Pepper Pots.† The ending goes a bit overboard with the battle sequences at the end.† Still - it did serve to bookend the "Iron Man" series of films - and it did improve significantly on the second film.† I look forward to seeing him more with the Avengers in the future.†

I did have to sit through the clip after the credits(I was in an IMAX cinema and you are sort of hemmed in at both sides until the films end - normally at the credits people get up, but they obviously knew about the clip after the credits!) - it was okay, but really not that worthwhile waiting for - look it up on YouTube if you must.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on May 10, 2013, 15:25:41 PM
Got around 45 mins into the Hobbit, but found it very tedious, so switched it off.Do own all 3 Lord Of The Rings flicks on DVD, but felt nothing for this what so ever.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 10, 2013, 15:33:57 PM
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I watched this a few days ago and was surprised I had never heard of it before as I am a massive Seth Rogen fan. This probably isn't as funny as his other movies but did have some great moments. The best part of this movie however was his relationship with his mother, which I really related to and I am sure many other people here could too!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on May 11, 2013, 19:00:03 PM
Baise-moi.French extreme cinema, so knew what to expect.

Makes me laugh reading over on Retro Gamer forum, claims that gaming has gone to the extremes film makers will not dare to touch.Me thinks someone really has'nt seen that muc of a broad canvas in terms of films.....
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 14, 2013, 13:05:29 PM
I watched the following last night :-

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It was directed by Roman Polanski(aka Mr. Controversy himself - but that's another matter!).† It starred Signourey Weaver, Stuart Wilson and Mr. Gandhi aka Ben Kingsley.† Weaver plays a former political activist in South America who was once tortured.† Wilson plays her husband, a lawyer, who heads a commission on the former atrocities that occurred.† One night his car gets a flat and he hitches a lift with Kingsely.† Weaver suspects that he is her former torturer and decides to get her revenge.† It sounds like an intriguing premise - but it never sort of lives up to its potential.† Wilson and Weaver seem a bit uneven in their performances - only Kingsley gives off a credible one.† Not that sure about the conclusion as well.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 15, 2013, 00:10:36 AM
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Last night I watched The Details, a dark comedy starring Toby "Spiderman" Maguire, Ray Liotta and Elizabeth Banks. It was a pretty clever film that kept the story flowing nicely and kept you guessing at what was going to happen next, comedies are usually very predictable so it's nice to have one that isn't! Definitely worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 15, 2013, 15:25:30 PM
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Last night I watched Killer Joe.† The latest film from William Friedkin(The French Connection).† It was based on a play by Tracey Letts.† The story revolves around a family of hicks in the South of the USA.† Quite nasty bunch of people.† The son has been debts and plans on killing his mother with the help of a hitman.† Matthew McConaughey plays the hitman and he is superb in that role.† It is quite an unpleasant film.† There is quite a controversial scene in it as well.† I'm not really sure what to make of it.† It doesn't seem to have much to redeem itself - apart from McConaughey's performance. Also, it has quite an abrupt ending.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 17, 2013, 20:32:01 PM
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I went to the IMAX(again) to view the above film.† Unfortunately in 3D, but at least it was a specially filmed IMAX film on proper 15/70mm film.† There was of course some "lens flare" - but hey, it's JJ's trademark.† It was a very fast paced action film.† The crew seem to be in peril for most of the film.† The Spock/Kirk dynamic is well done in the film.† Cumberbatch is pretty good as the villain - although he only really comes into action during the second half of the film.† I am sure there are some plotholes, and it would have been nice to have had less action and a bit more discussion of the whole plot surrounding Cumberbatch's character.† I wouldn't put it quite in the top tier of Trek films(e.g. Wrath of Khan, Voyage Home, Undiscovered Country, First Contact), and it perhaps can't quite match the level of its predecessor in the reboot timeline - but it was a very well made and very enjoyable film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 22, 2013, 19:02:57 PM
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I watched the new version of Total Recall.† It's different and yet at the same time quite similar to Arnie's version.† There are scenes which are in both films.† I don't know if this version is more faithful to the original Philip K. Dick story.† Farrell is pretty good as Quaid - but he doesn't have Arnie's one liners.† It also doesn't feature Mars this time around.† It's interesting - but I think I preferred Arnie's version.† The "rubber effects" in that were quite inventive.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 22, 2013, 19:05:39 PM
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I watched this a few nights back and I really enjoyed it. This is a classic no nonsense action film that provides a perfect role for an ageing Arnie. Johnny Knoxville makes a great comedy foil and the story plods along nicely. If you want something a bit mindless to watch then this will be right up your street.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 23, 2013, 18:08:53 PM
(http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2012/06/To-Rome-With-Love-poster.jpg)

I watched the above film last night.† It was the latest from Woody Allen.† He seems to like going to European cities nowadays(e.g. Paris, London, Rome, etc.).† It is set in Rome.† It involves 5 different couples and their sort of interconnecting stories.† I wouldn't say that it is particularly profound, it sort of touches on romantic relationships and also a little bit of "celebrity culture", but it is amusing in its own way.† A lesser work from Allen.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 24, 2013, 20:45:06 PM
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I watched the film above.† It was† British crime thriller, which in the UK we don't seem to make that many anymore.† In some ways, it reminded me of Michael Mann's Heat - with the fact that it was about a cop going after a robber.† The cinematography is very good - it makes London look like Hong Kong!† There are twists and turns in the plot.† I don't think that the story is particularly original.† The final gun battle is perhaps overblown as well.† Interesting film, and confusing at times, but perhaps not up to standards of other crime films.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 24, 2013, 20:51:07 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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Last night I watched this British made movie, I had never even heard of it before which was quite a surprise when I saw the cast. As well as James McAvoy and Mark Strong the film also stars David Morrisey, who is best known as The Governor in The Walking Dead. It's a gritty crime thriller with lots of twists and turns, some of which work and some don't. It's a good watch but doesn't explain itself very well at times and it's a bit too easy to lose grip of the plot.

Your image doesn't show Katz but here is my little write up on the same movie!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 25, 2013, 01:27:42 AM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
I just watched "WarGames 2: The Dead Code" last night with my wife.

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Well, I finally got to watch this.† I'll admit that I enjoyed it.† Yes, it is an homage to the original and it is not a stellar movie with a deep script but it was good pop-corn fun.† :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 25, 2013, 22:43:16 PM
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I watched Cabin in the Woods last night.† It was executive produced by Joss Whedon(Buffy, Angel, Firefly, The Avengers, etc.).† It has a typical horror film type setup : a group of teenagers(which includes a jock, his girlfriend, a stoner, a geek and the nice girl) all go for a holiday trip to a cabin set in some woods - then at night, things go a little wrong!† It sounds a bit clichť, but there is a lot more going on in the story, and lets just say the main characters find this out later on.† It does add something different to the horror genre.† There are few shocks in there as well.† Worth a watch in my view.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 26, 2013, 17:24:38 PM
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I watched this last night.† It was from the mind of Seth MacFarlane(Family Guy).† It was sort of a grown-up fairytale.† I suppose it did have something to say about getting older and taking responsibility.† A quick note, just because this film features a teddy bear - it's not for kids - there is a lot of adult humour in it and some of it is quite coarse!† The jokes are a bit puerile, but funny for most of the time.† There probably wasn't enough comic momentum for the last third of the film though.† Oh - and look out for a cameo from Sam Jones(Mr. Flash Gordon), it is quite funny when he turns up!†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on May 27, 2013, 13:31:54 PM
I found Ted to be a disappointment, as someone who enjoys Family Guy I was looking forward to the film especially as loads of people were telling me how good it was. After seeing it I was let down.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 27, 2013, 13:34:30 PM
Really?  :13:

I loved every minute of Ted, one of the funniest films of recent years for me, just hilarious from start to finish.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on May 27, 2013, 13:49:49 PM
Really, Family guy has me in stitches quite often but Ted I found a bit Meh. When the film worked it was good, but a lot of it was just so so for me.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: thedamnedunited on May 27, 2013, 19:46:01 PM
I also loved Ted - had me in stitches at times.

Anyway watched a couple of films yesterday :

Gamer - sort of a poor mans "Running Man" 6/10

Marvel Avengers Assemble (4th time) Brilliant film - was my favourite last year 10/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 28, 2013, 15:04:37 PM
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I revisited this film last night.† I remember catching it in 1991 at the old ABC cinema in Canterbury on its theatrical release.† It's probably my favourite of the Star Trek films.† The whole "end of the Cold War" analogy is put to good use in this film.† I love the "whodunnit" aspect of the story as well.† Some good comic moments and good characterisation as well.† The Director's Cut has a few things that weren't in the original cinema film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 31, 2013, 03:30:08 AM
Star Trek VI was a great send off for the original Star Trek cast on the big screen.  Well worth a watch.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 31, 2013, 22:31:22 PM
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I watched this movie from the creator of the Sopranos last week. It's a really cool drama about a group of friends in 1960's New Jersey who form a band having been inspired by The Rolling Stones. It tells the story really well and follows every up and down of the movie with the same attention to detail. If you want to watch something a little bit different that draws you in with a story rather than special effects then this will be right up your street.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 08, 2013, 21:37:41 PM
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I re-watched this last night.† Sharon Stone has to actually act for once - although, that might be down to Scorsese directing her rather than herself!† The film is interesting, but it does feel like a retread of Goodfellas at times.† Indeed, the characters that both Pesci and De Niro play seem very similar to the ones in that film.† Complicated plot and perhaps there was a bit too much of that even to shoehorn into a 3 hours film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on June 09, 2013, 12:52:31 PM
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Ok so ive always been a big fan of the Die Hard films, the series has always contained balls to the wall action, great one liners from McClaine and ridiculously over the top bad guys. But this one really took the piss.
It actually starts off really well with a simple plot that looked like it could develop quite nicely and a fantastic car (armored truck) chase scene through the streets of Moscow. But then it just gets stupid. The actual plot was completely ridiculous and the longer the film went on i lost more and more interest in the characters or where the plot was heading and instead of building to an epic ending, i just wanted the stupid film to end...
Generally i thought the franchise has got slightly worse with each new film that was added with the first 2 being the best but i did enjoy 4.0, especially for the action scenes. But this was big disappointment! Avoid like a Twilight sequel. 4/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 09, 2013, 14:56:48 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
(http://www.hdwallpapers.in/walls/a_good_way_to_die_hard_5-wide.jpg)

Ok so ive always been a big fan of the Die Hard films, the series has always contained balls to the wall action, great one liners from McClaine and ridiculously over the top bad guys. But this one really took the piss.
It actually starts off really well with a simple plot that looked like it could develop quite nicely and a fantastic car (armored truck) chase scene through the streets of Moscow. But then it just gets stupid. The actual plot was completely ridiculous and the longer the film went on i lost more and more interest in the characters or where the plot was heading and instead of building to an epic ending, i just wanted the stupid film to end...
Generally i thought the franchise has got slightly worse with each new film that was added with the first 2 being the best but i did enjoy 4.0, especially for the action scenes. But this was big disappointment! Avoid like a Twilight sequel. 4/10

I was not too inclined to watch this, even on DVD.† I think I'll take our advice and skip it altogether.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 09, 2013, 15:15:31 PM
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Last night I watched a film called Priest after somebody recommended it to me a while ago. It's actually a few years old now and stars Paul Bettany and Karl Urban, who more recently played Judge Dredd. It's a vampire film but don't let that put you off, it's nothing like Twilight! This is set in the future and gives a very different take on the subject to what you usually see. I thought it was rather good and had a great cast that also included Alan Dale and the Oscar winning Christopher Plummer. The film sets up a sequel at the end so it's a shame that this has never appeared, presumably due to the fact it sadly bombed in the box office.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 09, 2013, 15:24:38 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
(http://www.hdwallpapers.in/walls/a_good_way_to_die_hard_5-wide.jpg)

Ok so ive always been a big fan of the Die Hard films, the series has always contained balls to the wall action, great one liners from McClaine and ridiculously over the top bad guys. But this one really took the piss.
It actually starts off really well with a simple plot that looked like it could develop quite nicely and a fantastic car (armored truck) chase scene through the streets of Moscow. But then it just gets stupid. The actual plot was completely ridiculous and the longer the film went on i lost more and more interest in the characters or where the plot was heading and instead of building to an epic ending, i just wanted the stupid film to end...
Generally i thought the franchise has got slightly worse with each new film that was added with the first 2 being the best but i did enjoy 4.0, especially for the action scenes. But this was big disappointment! Avoid like a Twilight sequel. 4/10

Yeah, this has got quite bad reviews.† I think in the UK there was a lot of complaints about it being cut for a 12 rating.† However, I suspect that is the least of its problems.†

Like you said, the other films in the series(with perhaps the exception of 4.0 - although, that did have the cool stuff with the jet) are very good action films.† The first one is sort of "Towering Inferno crossed with a bit of Dog Day Afternoon" and has a great OTT performance from Alan Rickman.† I still have the first two films on my Sky box to re-watch.†


(http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2012/05/Sinister-2012-Movie-Poster.jpg)

Anyway, I watched this last night.† It was an interesting horror film with Ethan Hawke.† He plays a crime writer who has just moved into a new house and in the attic finds some old 8mm film stock.† He checks it out and hilarity ensures - not!† It perhaps dragged in a few places, but there were some decent shocks in it, especially towards the end.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 11, 2013, 19:21:22 PM
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I watched this last night.† I suppose it does prove that not all remakes are a waste of time.† This time around the setting is the "Deep South" and it's full of Red Necks and Hicks!† The movie does sort of have a "Deliverance" feel to it, as well.† It's an interesting spin on the tale - still about an outsider and his wife(a former local) who come into town - and get more than they bargained for.† This time around, the controversial scene is less ambiguous than in the original.† Some decent performances in the film from Bosworth, Marsden and SkargsŚrd.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on June 13, 2013, 13:44:26 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
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I went to the IMAX(again) to view the above film.† Unfortunately in 3D, but at least it was a specially filmed IMAX film on proper 15/70mm film.† There was of course some "lens flare" - but hey, it's JJ's trademark.† It was a very fast paced action film.† The crew seem to be in peril for most of the film.† The Spock/Kirk dynamic is well done in the film.† Cumberbatch is pretty good as the villain - although he only really comes into action during the second half of the film.† I am sure there are some plotholes, and it would have been nice to have had less action and a bit more discussion of the whole plot surrounding Cumberbatch's character.† I wouldn't put it quite in the top tier of Trek films(e.g. Wrath of Khan, Voyage Home, Undiscovered Country, First Contact), and it perhaps can't quite match the level of its predecessor in the reboot timeline - but it was a very well made and very enjoyable film.

Went to the cinema last night and i really enjoyed this movie..

I do agree its not one of the better Trek movies but still a worthy film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 14, 2013, 23:45:58 PM
(http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2012/05/The-Sweeney-poster.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It starred Ray "Who's the Daddy" Winstone - and in this film he really stretches his acting chops by playing another hard man!† ;)

The film is another coppers and robbers type film, very loosely based on the old TV series - in fact, I'd probably say forget the TV series, as its influence on this is nil.† It did sort of remind me a bit of "Welcome to the Punch" - in that it seemed to be stylish shot(well the car chases and gun battles), but there is very little substance to the actual film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 21, 2013, 03:27:02 AM
(http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Arbitrage-Poster_03.jpg)

I watched this recently.† It does star Mr. Richard Gere - don't worry - he does actually do some acting and not his usual "I'm so good looking and smug." act.† He plays a former merchant banker and lets just say he gets into some trouble.† It then raises quite a moral question about all of his actions.† A pretty neat little thriller.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 23, 2013, 13:32:11 PM
(http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/56/5663/IEGUG00Z/posters/gangs-of-new-york.jpg)

I re-watched this last night.† It had been quite a while since I had seen it - I originally viewed it on VHS - that is how long ago it was!† I did hear rumours that the production had a lot of problems(reshoots and so on).† That might have affected it.† Day-Lewis has the standout role(and performance) - it could so easily turn into parody, but it doesn't.† Leo and Cameron are both pretty good - at the start any way, after a while their chemistry is less convincing.† It is a bold piece of film-making - you have to admire the scale of it.† However, the material(basically a revenge story) never really delivers on all counts.† A lesser Scorsese work - but then, even one of those is probably better than a lot of movies from other directors.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on June 24, 2013, 21:37:52 PM
(http://geekmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Man-of-Steel_01.jpg)

Man Of Steel has been easily the most highly anticipated film of the summer and im extremely pleased to say that it doesnt disappoint. Being a bit of a comic book geek and a massive fan of of the Superman story in its various incarnations over the years, i was a little bit worried of where they were going to take this more modern version. First of all the action sequences in this film are jaw-droppingly awesome, possibly surpassing the Avengers in the sheer scale and majesty of some of the set-pieces and fight scenes. The casting is almost as perfect as it could be, Henry Cavill probably has a better look than any other actor that has played the part before and is very believable as the Man of Steel himself. Amy Adams is fantastic as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner is surprising good as Jonathan Kent and his lines are delivered with real emotion. Also Michael Shannon is very good as General Zod, but i really didnt think much of Russell Crowe as Jor-El (the only Kryptonian with an Aussie accent). Zack Snyder really delivers from a visual point of view as you would expect and Chris Nolans influence is very evident in the whole feel of the movie and David S Goyer delivers a great script as expected.
My only real gripe with this film is that as an origin story it felt a little rushed, which is a shame as the parts showing Clark growing up were by far the most interesting, but we may see this re-visited in later movies. The final action scenes though were breath-taking and for that it has to go down as possibly the best film of the year so far. 9/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 24, 2013, 21:57:02 PM
Quote from: "Minerals"
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Ok so ive always been a big fan of the Die Hard films, the series has always contained balls to the wall action, great one liners from McClaine and ridiculously over the top bad guys. But this one really took the piss.
It actually starts off really well with a simple plot that looked like it could develop quite nicely and a fantastic car (armored truck) chase scene through the streets of Moscow. But then it just gets stupid. The actual plot was completely ridiculous and the longer the film went on i lost more and more interest in the characters or where the plot was heading and instead of building to an epic ending, i just wanted the stupid film to end...
Generally i thought the franchise has got slightly worse with each new film that was added with the first 2 being the best but i did enjoy 4.0, especially for the action scenes. But this was big disappointment! Avoid like a Twilight sequel. 4/10

Watched this on Saturday, agree 100% with your view.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 07, 2013, 18:28:47 PM
A couple of nights ago, I watched this :-

(http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/STOKER_FINISH_A_WebSize.jpeg)

It's about a young girl whose father dies and then discovers she has a long lost uncle(Charlie).† The film is sort of a coming of age story, but also a gothic thriller in parts.† It did remind me a bit of Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt".† It's definitely offbeat, and I don't think that everything in the film works - they are at least two sub plots which don't go anywhere - but the film does have some interesting aspects to it.† Decent performances from Kidman, Goode and Wasikowska.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 07, 2013, 18:45:47 PM
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Last night I watched This Is 40, the sort of sequel to Knocked Up which has an all star cast including Paul Rudd, John Lithgow, Jason Segal, Megan Fox, Chris O'Dowd and Leslie Mann. It's essentially a coming of age comedy but the underlying story is incredibly well written in and as somebody approaching 40 it really had me thinking about all sorts of things. Enjoyable from start to finish, I thoroughly recommend giving this a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 13, 2013, 18:30:15 PM
(http://www.boldjack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/risky_business.jpg)

Last night I re-watched this.† Been a while since I had last seen it.† I'm not the biggest Tom Cruise fan, but this is a pretty good coming of age teen comedy.† Cruise plays a straight laced high school student whose parents go away for a week and leave the house to him.† Cruise soon gets up to all sorts of trouble, including hooking up with the a prostitute played by the lovely Rebecca De Mornay.† It perhaps a little dated in places - some of the ways the shots are stylised is very 1980s and the theme music as well.† It does feature some iconic scenes : Tom dancing to Bob Seger and the car chase with that Porsche 928.† It still holds up as a pretty decent film and it did sort of launch Cruise to super stardom.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jdanddiet on July 15, 2013, 16:04:09 PM
God I used to love Rebecca DeMornay. Actually I think I still do.

Anyhoo, I watched Kill List yesterday which was 90% good and 10% dreadful. Unfortunately the 10% was the ending.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 18, 2013, 12:31:29 PM
Quote from: "jdanddiet"
God I used to love Rebecca DeMornay. Actually I think I still do.

Anyhoo, I watched Kill List yesterday which was 90% good and 10% dreadful. Unfortunately the 10% was the ending.

Ending did let down an up to then utterly outstanding film.

Watched Argo last night, a film a mate lent me i knew nothing of, went in with no expectations etc and came out the otherside thinking, yeah, that was a good flick.Based on a true story, it's the sort of film i'd probably never of bothered with if someone had described it to me.

Sometimes i find it best to go in blind with films, let them sell themselves to me, rather than go on reviewer score or friends opinion, just here you are, see what you think.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jdanddiet on July 18, 2013, 12:36:39 PM
I'm surprised you didn't have issues with Argo's commercialised hollywood style ending  :4:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on July 18, 2013, 14:22:39 PM
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This is a Uwe Boll film, what can i say other than i enjoyed it.. nothing special but worth a watch.. A film about a man who's life is turned upside town by the men of Wall Street and sets out on a path of revenge..
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on July 19, 2013, 23:40:14 PM
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Went to see this on Wednesday, again it show how brilliantly Guillermo del Toro knows how direct an action packed bonanza with giant robots and Godzilla style monsters, high end visual effects check!, tin on the ground storyline check!, unanswered plot lines check!, but still its worth going to see, it's no avatar or Star Trek into darkness, but its a great action movie, which rarely lets up, and worth seeing on the big screen rather than the small one :)

rating 7.5 / 10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 19, 2013, 23:48:03 PM
I can't see the image, GF, but I'm assuming you're talking about Pacific Rim?
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on July 20, 2013, 10:59:47 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I can't see the image, GF, but I'm assuming you're talking about Pacific Rim?

Yes indeed my friend..you should check it out..
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 20, 2013, 11:08:27 AM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I can't see the image, GF, but I'm assuming you're talking about Pacific Rim?

Yes indeed my friend..you should check it out..

He already has.¬† See the Pacific Rim thread to view his opinions on it.¬†  :4:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 20, 2013, 14:47:26 PM
Yep, I already saw it and I enjoyed it.  As Kat said, I left my thoughts on the Pacific Rim thread:  Nerds of the world unite!! - Pacific Rim - AMAZING NEW MOVIE!! (http://http).  There are also some reviews posted on the thread.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 20, 2013, 15:09:13 PM
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I keep forgetting to post about this but I watched Olympus Has Fallen a few weeks ago. Starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman it's a thrilling action movie about a Korean attack on the White House. I enjoyed it from start to finish and the plot was pretty clever too, well for an action movie anyway. Definitely worth a watch, good mindless fun.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 25, 2013, 15:50:30 PM
Viewed Gangster squad last night.Felt like a 'modern' version of The Untouchables, but loved it.Again went to it knowing nothing about it what so ever.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: 64bitRuss on July 26, 2013, 02:32:42 AM
An old one now, but I just recently found  out about Quest For Fire (1981) with Ron Perlman, Everett McGill and Rae Dawn Chong. I love this movie. I'm grateful that it was made the way it was, with an actual serious exploration of primitive Man. It has a few humorous points without being ridiculous. Thankfully this isn't Caveman with Ringo Starr, or 1 Million Years B.C.

It's an adventure movie with cavemen. A tribe has lost their fire, their lifeblood, and must trek out to regain their fire, since they don't understand how to make it themselves, so they must find it naturally or steal it from another tribe. Ron Perlman is great as a very sexually frustrated compulsive eater. I like how there is virtually no dialogue, other than a few sparse caveman words, along with assorted grunts and loud ape-ish yammering.

Quest for Fire (1981) - Trailer (http://http)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 28, 2013, 15:39:33 PM
I caught up with a couple of films that had been on Sky.† First up was :-

(http://themovieblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/dredd_poster.jpg)

I saw it in 2D on my TV, by the way!† I am not really a Judge Dredd aficionado, having not read 2000 AD - but I have seen the old Stallone film from the 1990s - which I thought was a bit meh.† I understand from Dredd fans that having Judge Dredd take off his helmet is a big no-no, they'll be happy to know that this film doesn't do that.† Anyway, Dredd is played by Karl Urban(aka the "new" Dr. McCoy from JJ Abrams Star Trek) - he seems to have a strong jawline and I suppose that helps, as well as the fact he can do the whole menacing with nasty sound voice act.† Dredd has to take a young recruit, who is a psychic, out on her training and then they get trapped inside a tower block controlled by some gang selling the drug called "Slo-Mo"(can you guess what effect that has?).† Then they decide to settle their differences by having a party with jelly and cake - no - just kidding.† It turns into a shoot out!† It is a pretty violent film - an "18 certificate" - which is quite rare nowadays from the BBFC!† For all of the action and the way the storyline progress I didn't feel that involved in the film.† I suppose Dredd's character is meant to be like Clint Eastwood's "The Man With No Name" in the old spaghetti westerns.† Perhaps it is for Dredd fans only.

Then I watched this :-

(http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Savages-Poster.jpg)

It's the latest film from Oliver Stone.† It concerns two young drug dealers and their shared girlfriend who sell premium grade pot to people.† Everything in their life is good.† They have plenty of money.† Then a Mexican cartel lord played by Salma Hayek wants to buy their services and they refuse her.† She decides to kidnap their girlfriend and blackmails them into working for her.† The drug dealers then have to work on a plan to try and get their girlfriend back.† It also co-stars John Travolta and Benicio Del Torres in supporting roles.† It is a pretty decent thriller and manages to keep your attention for most of the film.† There is a nasty torture sequence involving a bullwhip - which did surprise me - for a "15" it is a bit strong.† There is a slight problem with the ending - namely, it has two of them.† I think the book on which it is based only has one - so I guessing that Stone decided to try and show off to the audience here.† Another slight problem is that I don't care for the character of the girlfriend that much.† She comes across as shallow and spoilt - so I have hard time trying to see how these two guys care about her so much.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 28, 2013, 15:54:02 PM
The Dredd helmet thing is indeed a huge thing.From what i understand, Dredds creator said there's no need to see Dredd's face, so i don't draw it, Dredd sums up the faceless aspect of justice as it were.Dredd's chin is as famous as never taking the helmet of.....

You do see Dredd without helmet in various stories..as a flashback to when he was just a child (but even that's censored to a degree), off-world (but here he's used face-changing tech to mimic the appearance of another in order to pursue a crim.) and in The Dead Man, where he's badly disfigured after falling into a polluted river (acid etc).
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 01, 2013, 03:04:45 AM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
The Dredd helmet thing is indeed a huge thing.From what i understand, Dredds creator said there's no need to see Dredd's face, so i don't draw it, Dredd sums up the faceless aspect of justice as it were.Dredd's chin is as famous as never taking the helmet of.....

You do see Dredd without helmet in various stories..as a flashback to when he was just a child (but even that's censored to a degree), off-world (but here he's used face-changing tech to mimic the appearance of another in order to pursue a crim.) and in The Dead Man, where he's badly disfigured after falling into a polluted river (acid etc).

Thank you for the Judge Dredd info.  I take it that you are hoping for the rumoured "Rogue Trooper" film to get made? 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DreamcastRIP on August 01, 2013, 03:07:13 AM
Watched the Blu-ray Disc release of Jaws again yesterday. Classic movie that's never looked or sounded so good... and that includes at movie theatres too! Sublime.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on August 01, 2013, 09:44:05 AM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
The Dredd helmet thing is indeed a huge thing.From what i understand, Dredds creator said there's no need to see Dredd's face, so i don't draw it, Dredd sums up the faceless aspect of justice as it were.Dredd's chin is as famous as never taking the helmet of.....

You do see Dredd without helmet in various stories..as a flashback to when he was just a child (but even that's censored to a degree), off-world (but here he's used face-changing tech to mimic the appearance of another in order to pursue a crim.) and in The Dead Man, where he's badly disfigured after falling into a polluted river (acid etc).

Thank you for the Judge Dredd info.  I take it that you are hoping for the rumoured "Rogue Trooper" film to get made?

I'd rather they left it alone to be honest.Unless it's going to be big budget and done well, i'd rather it remain on comic strip format, but saying that, i'd love an ABC Warriors film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 04, 2013, 15:28:23 PM
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Last night I watched After Earth, a film I was really looking forward to seeing, which made it a real shame that it was so crap. An absolute bore fest from start to finish with a rubbish story, terrible acting and pretty much zero excitement. Quite honestly one of the worst films I have seen in quite a while.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 04, 2013, 15:47:12 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
[align=center:3od1f6fx](http://canbabiesdrinkredbull.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/After-Earth.jpg)[/align:3od1f6fx]

Last night I watched After Earth, a film I was really looking forward to seeing, which made it a real shame that it was so crap. An absolute bore fest from start to finish with a rubbish story, terrible acting and pretty much zero excitement. Quite honestly one of the worst films I have seen in quite a while.

I'm glad I didn't spend a cent to watch it.† I'll catch it on DVD at some point...maybe a night I am having insomnia!† LOL
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dougtitchmarsh on August 04, 2013, 16:37:49 PM
Last night we watched Identity Thief, at times funny, and worth watching if you've nothing better to be doing. Nothing really outstanding or really bad to say about it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 04, 2013, 19:13:59 PM
Last night I decided to revisit this :-

(http://reel.gr/wpress/wp-content/uploads/1995/10/seven-movie-poster-500w.jpg)

Been such a long time since I had seen it.† Seven or Se7en took Mr. Fincher from the travesty that was Alien 3 and really put him on the map.† Morgan Freeman is superb as the world weary cop on the verge of retirement and Brad Pitt(who at the time not the serious thesp that he now is) plays his rookie partner.† They both embark on a trail of mad criminal imposing the "seven deadly sins" on people.† For a studio backed film it is quite graphic in places.† The chase involving Pitt and the criminal is still tense and scary.† The constant raining and excellent cinematography add to the film's dark atmosphere.† It still a film which leaves its mark on you long after it has finished.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 07, 2013, 19:44:06 PM
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Watched the Blu-ray Disc release of Jaws again yesterday. Classic movie that's never looked or sounded so good... and that includes at movie theatres too! Sublime.

"We're going to need a bigger forum!"† ;)

Did you catch Jaws when it got re-released theatrically in 2012?† It got a nice 4K digital restoration(I suspect that might be where the Blu Ray that you have, was sourced from).

Anyway, last night I watched this :-

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It is another film from Hitchcock, but this time based upon a real life case.† Henry Fonda stars as a jazz musician wrongly accused of armed robbery.† It plays out like a documentary.† Pretty good, and good performances from Henry Fonda and Vera Miles(as his wife), but probably lacks any replay value because of its subject matter.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Alberto 2K on August 08, 2013, 13:00:07 PM
I recently watched "Dead man's letters" by Konstantin Lopushansky, best post apocaliptic movie I ever watched.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cb/Dead_Man's_Letters_film.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 09, 2013, 18:31:32 PM
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
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Last night we watched Identity Thief, at times funny, and worth watching if you've nothing better to be doing. Nothing really outstanding or really bad to say about it.

I gave this a watch last night, it was pretty funny actually. Well worth a watch if you are into your comedies.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 09, 2013, 21:14:25 PM
Last night I revisited this old film :-

(http://www.incine.fr/media/photos_films/original/30143_4cec323d5e73d6258b0006d0_1293115412.jpg)

The film does have kind of a split personality, on the one hand there is the whole "Jules Verne type adventure story to it" and on the other it has philosophical stuff about God and the universe(referencing the black hole).† Watching it again you really do notice that.† I suppose I would have perhaps liked it to go more with the serious stuff.† It's interesting seeing Anthony Perkins(Psycho), Robert Forster(Jackie Brown and Heroes) and Ernest Borgnine(The Dirty Dozen)in the cast.† Then we have "the cute robot" - Vincent.† I suppose that was Disney's doing - but it has its moments.† Maximilian as the evil robot certainly has a chilling air - especially as it can't speak.† Dr. Reinhardt has the feel of a Bond villain at times - what with the whole base to himself and his robots/minions.† John Barry's music is fantastic - very atmospheric and haunting.† As for the effects, well the models are very good, even for today's standards; the matte effects however, seem a bit dated - apart from the whole "black hole journey sequence".†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 09, 2013, 22:00:24 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
Last night I revisited this old film :-

(http://www.incine.fr/media/photos_films/original/30143_4cec323d5e73d6258b0006d0_1293115412.jpg)

The film does have kind of a split personality, on the one hand there is the whole "Jules Verne type adventure story to it" and on the other it has philosophical stuff about God and the universe(referencing the black hole).† Watching it again you really do notice that.† I suppose I would have perhaps liked it to go more with the serious stuff.† It's interesting seeing Anthony Perkins(Psycho), Robert Forster(Jackie Brown and Heroes) and Ernest Borgnine(The Dirty Dozen)in the cast.† Then we have "the cute robot" - Vincent.† I suppose that was Disney's doing - but it has its moments.† Maximilian as the evil robot certainly has a chilling air - especially as it can't speak.† Dr. Reinhardt has the feel of a Bond villain at times - what with the whole base to himself and his robots/minions.† John Barry's music is fantastic - very atmospheric and haunting.† As for the effects, well the models are very good, even for today's standards; the matte effects however, seem a bit dated - apart from the whole "black hole journey sequence".

There were rumors going around about Disney remaking this movie but it seems they were just that, rumors.† It would have been interesting to see them modernize this story.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 10, 2013, 14:21:56 PM
I finally watched Pitch Black.† Found the story predictable but the character of Riddick was definitely interesting.† I can see why more movies have been made about him.† I'm watching The Chronicles of Riddick next.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 13, 2013, 23:36:09 PM
Last night I went to see The Wolverine.† Enjoyed the movie and I liked the fact that it happened in the continuity the follows the last X-Men movie.† I must say that the post-credits scene was just awesome!

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: 64bitRuss on August 13, 2013, 23:40:34 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I finally watched Pitch Black.† Found the story predictable but the character of Riddick was definitely interesting.† I can see why more movies have been made about him.† I'm watching The Chronicles of Riddick next.†

[align=center:2p57wtb8](http://images.moviepostershop.com/pitch-black-movie-poster-2000-1020194303.jpg)[/align:2p57wtb8]

Dark Fury is a cartoon movie that bridges Pitch Black to CoR. It's animated by the guy that did the old Aeon Flux cartoons on MTV. It's a nice 30 minute film. I really like the whole series and am anticipating the next installment, although I'll wait until it's released on BluRay to watch Riddick. These movies look absolutely stunning in hi-def.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 14, 2013, 00:14:19 AM
I just started watching the Chronicles of Riddick a little while ago.  So far looks great with a more developed story than Pitch Black.  I have to try to find this Dark Fury animated movie.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 14, 2013, 04:13:59 AM
Just finished watching The Chronicles of Riddick.† This one was great.† The story was more developed and the enemy was more complex and fleshed out.† I also† liked how they expanded the character of Riddick himself.† The ending was just fantastic.† Now I can watch the third movie.† :)

[align=center:2cc2wz3v](http://filmwhat.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/the-chronicles-of-riddick.jpg)[/align:2cc2wz3v]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 16, 2013, 23:40:52 PM
Last night I watched this :-

(http://myjamesbondcollection.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/casino-royale-1954-vhs-front.jpg)

It's the very first James Bond adventure.† It was on Sky, and I watched it out of curiosity mostly.† It features Barry Nelson as CIA agent James "Jimmy" Bond.† Yes - the story and characters have been modified.† Felix Leiter is now Clarence Leiter and he works for British intelligence.† Rene Mathis and Vesper Lynd are combined into one character - Valerie Mathis.† Peter Lorre does however play Le Chiffre.† It mostly sticks to the book of "Casino Royale" - mainly featuring the intense game of baccarat.† Obviously it is dated nowadays, but I suppose it is an interesting take on how James Bond might have turned out if things had been different.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Jonny Mutant on August 17, 2013, 00:10:31 AM
Last night I watched 'The Bay'
It's another one of those point of view films, Ie it's done via a collage of camcorders and cctv cams. A bit like Paranormal Activity. It follows a town that suddenly gets hit by some kind of outbreak, and we see the locals pretty much bubble up and bleed out on film. Not a bad film by any standards, as long you don't mind this style of filming. The only thing was I had seen the trailer and it gave away all the surprises and plot twists, which I have avoided revealing on here.
Nothing original or suprising, though did feel it flowed a little better than some other 'camcorder' films.

Tonight I was going to watch the classic '2010' but ended up spending all night reading threads and reviews on here :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on August 18, 2013, 17:58:40 PM
As we speak I am watching:
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/190160.1020.A.jpg)

Must have watched this about 6 times now. It has been described as the ultimate Sci-Fi. Not sure about that as films are subjective but Bruce Willis is the usual Mr Sarcastic, Milla Zovovich is sexy and Gary Oldman splendidly sinister. One reason I like it so much is the unrepentant use of one-liners, reference to Bruce Lee and some great music eg The Diva. The storyline is easy enough to follow and though I do enjoy films that make me think a little, there is always a place for pure fun and that is exactly what The 5th Element is - fun!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 18, 2013, 18:01:10 PM
[align=center:3rd7inng](http://www.impawards.com/2013/posters/parker_ver5.jpg)

I watched Parker last week, an action film starring J-Lo and Jason Statham and a very good one too. You pretty much know what to expect when Statham is in a film and this doesn't disappoint. Good story with plenty of action and decent acting - well worth a watch![/align:3rd7inng]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 18, 2013, 18:02:03 PM
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
As we speak I am watching:
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/190160.1020.A.jpg)

Must have watched this about 6 times now. It has been described as the ultimate Sci-Fi. Not sure about that as films are subjective but Bruce Willis is the usual Mr Sarcastic, Milla Zovovich is sexy and Gary Oldman splendidly sinister. One reason I like it so much is the unrepentant use of one-liners, reference to Bruce Lee and some great music eg The Diva. The storyline is easy enough to follow and though I do enjoy films that make me think a little, there is always a place for pure fun and that is exactly what The 5th Element is - fun!

Oh, that is one fantastic movie.† I have the soundtrack for this movie the Diva's song is one of my favorites.† :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on August 18, 2013, 18:07:09 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
As we speak I am watching:
(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/190160.1020.A.jpg)

Must have watched this about 6 times now. It has been described as the ultimate Sci-Fi. Not sure about that as films are subjective but Bruce Willis is the usual Mr Sarcastic, Milla Zovovich is sexy and Gary Oldman splendidly sinister. One reason I like it so much is the unrepentant use of one-liners, reference to Bruce Lee and some great music eg The Diva. The storyline is easy enough to follow and though I do enjoy films that make me think a little, there is always a place for pure fun and that is exactly what The 5th Element is - fun!

Oh, that is one fantastic movie.† I have the soundtrack for this movie the Diva's song is one of my favorites.† :24:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 21, 2013, 12:05:54 PM
I went to watch Elysium last night.† I was not very impressed.† The story felt like a big mess and the action sequences were so fast that they were just like a blur.† The premise was interesting but the execution just left much to be desired.

[align=center:2rewmter](http://schmoesknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/elysium-firstposter-full2.jpg)[/align:2rewmter]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 21, 2013, 20:24:56 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I went to watch Elysium last night.† I was not very impressed.† The story felt like a big mess and the action sequences were so fast that they were just like a blur.† The premise was interesting but the execution just left much to be desired.

[align=center:1cx6ghcm](http://schmoesknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/elysium-firstposter-full2.jpg)[/align:1cx6ghcm]

That is disappointing as I really enjoyed District 9 from the same director.† I've read some reviews of it, and they said it was okay, but felt that some of the story elements were rushed.

Anyway, last night I watched the following :-

(http://wp.artemi.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/the-presidio-original.jpg)

It was a sort of a buddy cop movie with Sean(I'm Scottish you know) Connery and Mark Harmon(the guy from the TV series St. Elsewhere and NCIS).† Harmon plays an ex-MP(Military Policeman - not Member of Parliament to our UK residents) who had a falling out with Connery's Colonel character.† He joined the police force and then is called into investigate the murder of his former partner, and along the way clashes with Connery.† I can't say that it was groundbreaking, but it is always good to see Connery in a film.† The San Franciscan locales add flavour to the film.† Not going to rewrite the thriller/cop movie rule book however, it was generally entertaining.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 21, 2013, 20:28:13 PM
I enjoyed District 9.  That was well written and well executed.  Elysium was just lacking.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 22, 2013, 21:18:26 PM
Last night I re-watched this :-

(http://www.traileraddict.com/content/universal-pictures/game.jpg)

Another film from the staple of Mr. Fincher.† I suppose at the time it suffered from being compared to Se7en.† True be told it is no where near as hard hitting as both Se7en or Fight Club.† It is however, a decent enough thriller with Michael Douglas in the middle of a nightmarish "game".†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on August 22, 2013, 21:53:13 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
Last night I re-watched this :-

(http://www.traileraddict.com/content/universal-pictures/game.jpg)

Another film from the staple of Mr. Fincher.† I suppose at the time it suffered from being compared to Se7en.† True be told it is no where near as hard hitting as both Se7en or Fight Club.† It is however, a decent enough thriller with Michael Douglas in the middle of a nightmarish "game".

Good call.Like you say, lacks say the punch of those 2, but still a decent head-f*ck movie.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Alberto 2K on August 22, 2013, 23:19:32 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I went to watch Elysium last night.† I was not very impressed.† The story felt like a big mess and the action sequences were so fast that they were just like a blur.† The premise was interesting but the execution just left much to be desired.

[align=center:1v1ppzg7](http://schmoesknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/elysium-firstposter-full2.jpg)[/align:1v1ppzg7]
I went to the cinema yesterday to watch it, I liked it but I think it would need at least one more hour to make it less chaotic, as you said everything were too fast.

I also had high spectations as I loved District 9, a perfect reflex and critic of human being IMO. If we don't understand something we'll tyrannize it without hesitation...
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on August 23, 2013, 09:13:26 AM
I almost forgot, I watched this a couple of days ago:

(http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/55/5572/NNRLG00Z/posters/the-hunchback-of-notre-dame-1939.jpg)

This is the 1939 version and I thoroughly recommend it!

I watched this as a boy on TV and it stuck with me all these years. I didn't fully understand the story back then (70's) nor did the Disney version help explain all the characters. So, when I watched this again after so many years I was blown away at how well this version retells the Victor Hugo classic.

Naturally, there are one or two moments in the film that are a little flat. I say moments because that is all and is true of most films, past and present. What you get here is film making old school style. At one point there is no sound and you quickly realise you are seeing the world through Quasimodo's eyes ("he's deaf you know") - simple technique that works brilliantly.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2013, 01:41:24 AM
I just watched The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury and I have to say that I really liked it.† It is a short movie (35 minutes) that fills the gap between Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick.† Well written, well animated, and with good dialog.† It does a great job filling the gap.

[align=center:3me1p76d](http://www.scificool.com/images/2010/09/riddick-dark-fury.jpg)[/align:3me1p76d]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: tomwaits on August 25, 2013, 03:53:19 AM
HELL : Bleak German sci-fi/apocalypse film. Decent start while the leads are surviving on the run but once they end up as 'prisoners' in a small village the story just falls apart. Not worth watching.

(http://www.moviesonline.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/hell-movie-poster-211x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2013, 04:59:14 AM
I just got back from watching Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters.† Another movie is stunning special effects and visuals.† The story was fine but the movie was a bit slow-paced.† I think I liked the first one more but this one has been set up so that there is another sequel (assuming it makes enough money).

[align=center:339sxia5](http://www.movieguide.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/percy_jackson_sea_of_monsters_ver7.jpg)[/align:339sxia5]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 25, 2013, 22:41:47 PM
[align=center:k2hh1o27](http://moviebuzzers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/bernie-poster.jpg)[/align:k2hh1o27]

Last night I watched Bernie, based on a true story its a really clever film about an undertaker in Texas. It tells the story like a documentary but cuts back and forth from actual scenes making up the movie. Jack Black is just superb in the lead role and the film is also quite amusing at times too. I can see why this won so many awards, I really suggest everyone out there watches it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 28, 2013, 19:13:25 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQpf2amgLrGR2YhiLmx3f-cFsr9mRvkS1E6VTHRk2W34Vt4fnu9)

Last night I watched Eastern Promises.† It was directed by David Cronenberg(Scanners, Videodrome, Dead Ringers, The Fly, etc.).† It was partly funded by BBC Films.† Set in London, it tell the story of how a midwife(Naomi Watts) discovers that the mother of a baby which she had delivered , was involved with some Russian Mafia.† It is an interesting tale, as I would say that the film deals with themes of identity.† It is pretty gruesome and violent in places - there is fight scene in a public bathhouse which is quite shocking.† Definitely a little out of the mainstream - as you would expect from Cronenberg.† Viggo Mortensen is superb in this.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 31, 2013, 04:09:45 AM
I watched Mysterious Skin the other night.† This is one of the early movies in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt played one of the main characters.† It's a drama based on a book about two guys who were sexually abused by a school coach who was a pedofile and how the two of them coped (or didn't) with the events.† It's a sad story.† The one cool thing was seeing them play Atari 2600 games!†

[align=center:2vw7ytv6](http://st-listas.20minutos.es/images/2013-03/357752/3958374_640px.jpg?1363791359)[/align:2vw7ytv6]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 31, 2013, 10:58:24 AM
[align=center:1gx11swg](http://themovieblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Parental-Guidance-Quad-.jpg)[/align:1gx11swg]

I watched this last week, a family comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. It's a pretty typical film of its type with the kids all getting into trouble, nobody knowing what to do and lots of cheeky toilet humour. It was fun for what it was and made more watchable by the cast.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: triverse on August 31, 2013, 15:15:48 PM
Watched Dredd Thursday night on Netflix (it was added recently).  I wanted to watch it but never had a chance, even rented it on DVD once for a buck a night and still didn't watch it.  People say it was really good, critics generally give it a thumbs up but I just couldn't get into it.

To me, Dredd is campy action.  People don't like the Stallone version from the 90's because it was "campy" or poorly executed.  I liked that version a lot more because to me, it was closer to the source material.  This remake, they went with too much "reality" to the point that you only really got references to the source material in the background early on then it was pretty much gone.

The mobile games are A LOT better (also available on Windows Marketplace for PC's). 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 31, 2013, 15:28:20 PM
I haven't watched the new Dredd movie yet.  I do have it on my Netflix queue, though.  I'll need to move it up to watch it sooner to see how I like it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 31, 2013, 20:46:46 PM
Last night, to quote the great Homer Simpson : "I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down." ".† Here it is :-

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQfbfBLakXvNUlIK8LjLiPLfAPyXWUmJx7gkXdsd-OL-ghn4UOa)

Revisiting it after some time, you notice how well made a blockbuster it is.† Keanu is perhaps not the greatest actor in the world, but in things like this and The Matrix he is pretty good.† Sandra Bullock is good as the innocent bystander put into a perilous situation.† Dennis Hopper plays Dennis Hopper - that is another psycho!† It always good seeing him chew the scenery up.† The 5.1 soundtrack was great on my surround system.† The action is well orchestrated, I suppose only the subway chase at the end lets it down slightly, as it probably wasn't needed.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 31, 2013, 21:09:29 PM
I haven't watched Speed in some time but I can remember it being a great movie.  I need to sit down to rewatch this one.  This was the move that made Sandra Bullock a star.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on August 31, 2013, 21:47:35 PM
Which is funny because on the theme of Sandra Bullock . . . .

(http://wallpapersfly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/the-Heat-hd-Movie-poster.jpg)

I watched The Heat last night starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy a story about a detective and an FBI officer who could not be more different! Of course they do form a relationship, just as they always do in these "buddy" movies but much hilarity ensues before they get these. I really enjoyed this movie and the acting of both ladies was faultless, I have become a real fan of Bullock in recent years - helped greatly by how friendly she is on the eye!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: triverse on August 31, 2013, 22:53:23 PM
I want to watch The Heat, probably will when it hits one of the many $1 to $2 a night rental boxes we have dotting the landscape here.  It looks good and I am a fan of Bullock (ever since seeing The Net).

Another movie that is funnier than the commercials let on is also one that has Melissa McCarthy (Bullocks partner from The Heat) in it.  Identity Thief also has the FBI agent guy from Paul (that alien comedy movie from the people that did Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and others).  Also a decent flick as dude is a good actor, like a young Tommy Lee Jones in earlier stuff- you see the talent to portray "officials" quite well with him.

Now where were we?  lol
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 04, 2013, 11:58:10 AM
[align=center:yo0j194f](http://www.theterrordrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/gijoe-retaliation-tools-of-the-trade-app-site-02.png)[/align:yo0j194f]

I watched this last night, the second G.I.Joe film. The plot is pretty corny and it feels like you have seen a lot of it before. There some great action scenes, but nothing outstanding and the whole movie is probably longer than it needs to be. If you like action movies then you will get some enjoyment out of this but overall its very average indeed.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: triverse on September 04, 2013, 22:26:10 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this last night, the second G.I.Joe film. The plot is pretty corny and it feels like you have seen a lot of it before. There some great action scenes, but nothing outstanding and the whole movie is probably longer than it needs to be. If you like action movies then you will get some enjoyment out of this but overall its very average indeed.

How many scenes have the Baroness in them?† That is all I need to know. lol
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 04, 2013, 23:14:39 PM
Quote from: "triverse"
Quote from: "The Laird"
[align=center:2i7v5jet](http://www.theterrordrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/gijoe-retaliation-tools-of-the-trade-app-site-02.png)[/align:2i7v5jet]

I watched this last night, the second G.I.Joe film. The plot is pretty corny and it feels like you have seen a lot of it before. There some great action scenes, but nothing outstanding and the whole movie is probably longer than it needs to be. If you like action movies then you will get some enjoyment out of this but overall its very average indeed.

How many scenes have the Baroness in them?† That is all I need to know. lol

There is no Baroness in Retaliation.† She's expected to come back on the 3rd movie:† Retaliation Writers Want to Bring The Baroness Back For G.I. Joe 3 (http://http).
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: 64bitRuss on September 08, 2013, 20:35:30 PM
Yeah, GI Joe Retaliation has Lady Jaye instead, and she's a real stunner. I liked Retaliation much more than the first movie. I think that's the general consensus on the series so far.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: triverse on September 08, 2013, 23:21:33 PM
Watched "The Heat" last night at the dollar theater.  Pretty good, lots of violence and swearing but still good.  I did a review of it on my other site- http://hyperfocusedmedia.com/2013/09/08/movie-review-the-heat-what-did-i-just-watch/ (http://http)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 08, 2013, 23:22:50 PM
I want to watch that movie!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on September 11, 2013, 12:57:09 PM
Last night I watched some vintage Woody Allen :-

(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/76/MPW-38199)

Woody didn't direct the film, Herbert Ross did.† He did however, contribute to the screenplay.† He plays a neurotic film divorced film critic who falls for his best friend's wife(played by Diane Keaton).† The film has lots of in-jokes about "Casablanca"(clearly an influence here).† It has some funny pieces of dialogue.† Was interesting to see an early Allen film.†


Next up, some horror :-

(http://www.gothic.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dont-be-afraid-of-the-dark-poster.jpg)

From the mind of Guillermo Del Toro.† It stars Guy Pierce(Neighbours, LA Confidential and Memento) and Katie Holmes(the ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise).† They play a couple who have bought a old haunted house.† Pierce's daughter comes to stay with them and then the fun begins.† I've got to say that I did find a bit disappointing - as I liked Del Toro's other stuff(Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth) - and he clearly is very good with creature effects, but the story didn't excite me very much.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on September 12, 2013, 13:13:39 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://www.thereelbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Insidious-poster.jpg)

It is another horror set in a haunted house.† The sequel is out soon.† This time around a family have to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose son into the spirit world.† Meh.† This film was pretty average.† Nothing new here.† I could even see a plot development coming.†

Then I watched some more horror :-

(http://www.cult-labs.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Poltergeist_82poster.jpg)


From the minds of Mr. Spielberg and Hooper.† This was a much more imaginative take on the old haunted house tale.† In many ways the actual story is very similar to Insidious, just here it's so much better executed.† There are a few shocks in it.† You seem to care about the family and characters more.† The suburban setting is obviously Spielberg's doing, but it works well here.† There is even some satire, what with the evil spirits communicating via the TV - a commentary on the mass media.†

Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DreamcastRIP on September 13, 2013, 08:41:09 AM
Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope - watched the Blu-Ray Disc version again last night. Sublime.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on September 13, 2013, 16:02:19 PM
Last night I revisited the following :-

(http://alienationmentale.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/abyss-poster.jpg)

It was the "Special Edition" version that I saw.† All 168 minutes of it.† Good stuff from Cameron.† It's probably his best film - bar perhaps the first Terminator.† Certainly it shows that he can craft a far more interesting story set on water than Titanic† ever was.† The characterisation is also so much stronger here than a lot of his films.† An intriguing tale from him.† Just a shame that it got messed about with by the studio and had to have a "special edition" released several years later.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on September 15, 2013, 20:40:58 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2011/02/Unknown-UK-Poster.jpg)

Starring Liam Neeson.† It is sort of similar to Taken.† A thriller with a sort of "Bourne Identity" twist to it.† That could have been interesting - but the film doesn't really work.† The actual story doesn't deliver any tension or excitement.†

Next up, I watched the following :-

(http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/silence_poster_2500px.jpg)

A German set thriller about a child abduction and murder.† I suppose there was the potential here to do an interesting story, but I think that I had seen a lot of foreign language crime TV dramas which did this sort of thing better.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 20, 2013, 18:57:51 PM
World War Z.

Iron Man III

Drive.

My latest 'batch' of movie viewing.Enjoyed all 3.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on September 20, 2013, 20:09:09 PM
I re-watched this:-

(http://dracula.cc/_img/movies/dracula_1992_2.jpg)

Mr. Coppola turns everything up to 11 for this.† Amasing imagery, costumes and set design.† Oldman is superb as Dracula - and Hopkins is pretty good as Van Helsing.† Keanu is well - he's Keanu.† It looked superb.† However, whilst it was enjoyable in its own way, it was a case of style over substance.† What is ironic is how sweet, angelic and innocent Winoa Ryder looks in this film - but you have to remember that it was before her little shoplifting incident.† ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on September 20, 2013, 22:48:30 PM
I just watched After Earth. F**k me - that was bad. That kid had absolutely NO charisma or screen presence. Even Will Smith, who I normally like, was terrible. And so was the sets. Everything looked so cheap. The only thing I liked was the space scenes and exteriors of the spaceships. Just utter terrible.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on September 21, 2013, 12:34:56 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Which is funny because on the theme of Sandra Bullock . . . .

(http://wallpapersfly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/the-Heat-hd-Movie-poster.jpg)

I watched The Heat last night starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy a story about a detective and an FBI officer who could not be more different! Of course they do form a relationship, just as they always do in these "buddy" movies but much hilarity ensues before they get these. I really enjoyed this movie and the acting of both ladies was faultless, I have become a real fan of Bullock in recent years - helped greatly by how friendly she is on the eye!

I saw The Heat and enjoyed it very much.† I am also somewhat of a fan of Sandra Bullock.

The Net, particularly, is one of my guilty pleasures.† I enjoy its naÔve portrayal of the World Wide Web, from back when ".com" was a novelty, and not many people knew about this "Internet" thing.† Around that time, I was heavy into computers and technology with my wife, and we thought it was very cool.

It's dated for sure, and very much a product of its time, but still quite enjoyable.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on September 21, 2013, 13:00:13 PM
I just went on a DVD binge on Amazon.com and for the past couple of days I've been watching them.

So far I've watched:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ef/Heavenly_kid_dvd_cover_amazon.jpg)
The Heavenly Kid
I hadn't seen this for a long while, but it was brought to mind again when I recently saw on Netflix a remake of The Man Who Fell To Earth, but with this main guy playing David Bowie's part. It's heartwarming and funny, and still quite enjoyable after so many years.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2e/Oblivion2013Poster.jpg)
Oblivion
I am not a fan of Tom Cruise.† I find him to be pretentious and over the top in all his older movies.† However, I guess he has matured because his last couple of movies have more depth.† Oblivion could have been great.† It could have been a masterpiece.† It could have been a classic sci-fi movie that we would be discussing for a long time.

Alas! It is not.† It starts interesting enough, and it has a haunting and beautiful atmosphere.† The wide panoramic shots of the desolate Earth are gorgeous, and stay with you.† I haven't seen such a beautifully shot movie since Solyaris (the original Russian version of Solaris).† It was impressive!† However, half-way through the movie, the story unravels, goes into a weird clichť sci-fi setup, and loses its impact.† It's like the producers lost hope that the audience would be able to follow a deep and complex story, so they spoon feed you the plot, negating the sense of discovery that the first act brought.

I enjoyed it, somewhat; but it pains me to see such potential for greatness being squandered.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Westworld_ver2.jpg)
Westworld
A classic!† I hadn't seen it all the way through since I was a teenager.† It is a fantastic story, a true sci-fi gem, and very well depicted.† Of course, by now it seems familiar.† It feels exactly like Michael Crichton's first daft of Jurassic Park--but with cowboy animatronics instead of live dinosaurs.† Still, a great and awesome movie--even for those who, like me, don't care for westerns.

Next up later today, The Social Network... I saw it in the theater, but I'm always in the mood to see Zuckerberg getting portrayed as the anti-social prick that he is. :)

† † Cheers!
† † dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 23, 2013, 19:03:15 PM
[align=center:1yol7p50](http://epicleveltv.com/wp-content/uploads/Evil-Dead_2013-poster.jpg)[/align:1yol7p50]

I finally got round to watching the remake of The Evil Dead last week and i wasn't expecting it to be anywhere near as good as the original (which is one of my favourite ever horror films) and so was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. They kind of combined bits of both Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 and it worked really well. If you like your horror films then you really need to watch this, it's one of the best I have seen in ages.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on September 25, 2013, 13:56:01 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
[align=center:2k1e940w](http://epicleveltv.com/wp-content/uploads/Evil-Dead_2013-poster.jpg)[/align:2k1e940w]

I finally got round to watching the remake of The Evil Dead last week and i wasn't expecting it to be anywhere near as good as the original (which is one of my favourite ever horror films) and so was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. They kind of combined bits of both Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 and it worked really well. If you like your horror films then you really need to watch this, it's one of the best I have seen in ages.

Yes, I saw the remake recently and I was also pleasantly surprised by how good it was.† I think this one and Cabin In The Woods are two modern horror films in a class of their own:† they have character, wit, depth, and of course, gore. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 25, 2013, 14:08:32 PM
Finally got round to watching Star Trek:Into Darkness.

Speaking as a Trekkie in days gone past, personally found it rather forgettable.I'd much rather they'd have done an original story, than have a crack a rebooting a classic....
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 25, 2013, 16:08:52 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Finally got round to watching Star Trek:Into Darkness.

Speaking as a Trekkie in days gone past, personally found it rather forgettable.I'd much rather they'd have done an original story, than have a crack a rebooting a classic....

They've heard that loud and clear.  Next story is an original story.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 25, 2013, 16:25:42 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
Finally got round to watching Star Trek:Into Darkness.

Speaking as a Trekkie in days gone past, personally found it rather forgettable.I'd much rather they'd have done an original story, than have a crack a rebooting a classic....

They've heard that loud and clear.  Next story is an original story.

Did they give any indicated why they 'went after' Star Trek II in the 1st place? that was setting sights pretty damn high-taking on an established classic like that, those are some (space) boots to fill........
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 25, 2013, 16:35:22 PM
Bob Orci was interviewed recently and spoke about the whole thing.¬† You can check it out here:¬† ďStar Trek has called me, and Iím going to serveĒ Bob Orci Talks Trek on Mission Log Podcast (http://http).¬† I actually need to sit down and listen to this.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 26, 2013, 06:58:02 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Bob Orci was interviewed recently and spoke about the whole thing.¬† You can check it out here:¬† ďStar Trek has called me, and Iím going to serveĒ Bob Orci Talks Trek on Mission Log Podcast (http://http).¬† I actually need to sit down and listen to this.

Cheers Trek!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on September 26, 2013, 18:02:41 PM
Last night I re-watched this :-

(http://www.filminamerica.com/Movies/PlayMistyForMe/pmfm-cover.jpg)

The first film that Mr. Eastwood directed himself.† Clint plays a womanising DJ who hooks up with lady(who is also a fan of his show) for a one night stand and then she turns into his stalker!† To add to Clint's problems, an old flame of his has returned, and he realises that he should be only with her.† It's a pretty good thriller and stands up reasonably well.† Good use of San Francisco locales.† Only some of the costume fashions and references to Woodstock age it a bit.† The idea of someone being obsessed with a celebrity was quite new at the time for the film, and still makes it quite relevant today.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on September 27, 2013, 20:09:05 PM
Last night I re-watched this :-

(http://images.moviepostershop.com/devils-advocate-movie-poster-1997-1020214359.jpg)

It stars Keanu Reeves as a young lawyer in Florida, with Charlize Theron as his young wife.† He gets an offer from a law firm in New York and decides to join them.† Then the fun starts!† His boss played by Al isn't who he seems to be!† It's good fun in a camp and OTT way - especially with Al.† Nothing to take seriously, but entertaining never the less.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on September 28, 2013, 09:39:51 AM
Saw this the other night:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d9/Punisher_ver2.jpg)

I was going to say what a load of bollocks but the acting wasn't bad it just needed an unbelievable character in the lead role like Arnie and then I may not have been so bothered by the poor storyline. I did not finish watching it but Mr Travolta was good as the bad guy in the first ten minutes of the film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on September 28, 2013, 12:23:25 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Enemy_mine.jpg)

I saw this last night, another prize from my latest Amazon.com shopping spree.† I hadn't seen it in ages, but it is still a very good movie.† It has real depth of characters, and the story is compelling--classic "old-school" sci-fi, where social human issues are projected as extraterrestrial xenophobias, so that we may distant ourselves from their visceral proximity.

A+
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 28, 2013, 12:26:23 PM
It's been a long time since I watched Enemy Mine.  I do remember enjoying it very much, though.  I'll have to see if Netflix has it for streaming.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on September 28, 2013, 12:51:15 PM
And on that note, since I first saw the film in 1985, I always took the name "Enemy Mine" to mean "my enemy."  It seemed rather obvious to me, in an old English, Germanic sentence construction.

However, I was just reading some old reviews of the film, and one of them suggested that the title was a literal reference to the mines in the third act of the film, where the slave Dracs dwell.

I never considered this, but it is curious.  I disagree with that, since the mines themselves have a very little role in the film, and have at best a tangential or incidental part in the story--certainly not meaningful enough for them to influence the title of the story.

    dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 28, 2013, 13:08:27 PM
That's always been my interpretation of the title, "my enemy."  I would have never thought to associate the mines with the title.  Didn't think them relevant enough.  I wonder whether the reviewer got that from the studio or if it was his/her own idea.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on September 28, 2013, 13:16:22 PM
I agree, and recall that "enemy mine" is a combat phrase often used by pilots indicating that other planes need not attack a particular target. Makes sense when you think if all units (ground, air, sea) were to attack a single target, this would be poor tactics and if said target is a trap, they all get blown up lol

I remember the film and it's not bad and it is a theme played out by Captain Kirk in ST:TOS
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 28, 2013, 15:58:09 PM
[align=center:16hy1ip3](http://www.apnatimepass.com/this-is-the-end-movie-poster-7.jpg)[/align:16hy1ip3]

I watched this a couple of nights back, the latest comedy from Seth Rogen. With it's madcap plot, all-star cast (who all send up themselves) and non-stop laughs this is one of the best comedies I have watched in ages. As well as the main cast there are cameos from even more people and references to a few more. This movie is just fantastic and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone. The end of the world has never been so funny!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on September 28, 2013, 17:17:13 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this a couple of nights back, the latest comedy from Seth Rogen. With it's madcap plot, all-star cast (who all send up themselves) and non-stop laughs this is one of the best comedies I have watched in ages. As well as the main cast there are cameos from even more people and references to a few more. This movie is just fantastic and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone. The end of the world has never been so funny!

Oh, wow! I remember wanting to see that one, but missed it entirely.† I'll have to check it out.† Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on September 29, 2013, 12:47:06 PM
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I watched this a couple of nights back, the latest comedy from Seth Rogen. With it's madcap plot, all-star cast (who all send up themselves) and non-stop laughs this is one of the best comedies I have watched in ages. As well as the main cast there are cameos from even more people and references to a few more. This movie is just fantastic and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone. The end of the world has never been so funny!

Easily the funniest film ive seen in the last year, i was literally crying with the laughter the first time i watched this. The cast is fantastic and i loved the way the characters played a self-parody of themselves, the funniest by far being Micheal Cera ( i will never look at this guy the same again after a certain scene). Highly recommended, up there just ahead of Worlds End in terms of the Comedy/Apocalypse genre 10/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on September 30, 2013, 20:17:55 PM
[align=center:3tzlymf1](http://www.deathbyfilms.com/images/original-posters/2013/The-Worlds-End-uk-quad-poster-2-XL.jpg)[/align:3tzlymf1]

I have changed my mind! THIS is the funniest film I have watched this year and one of the funniest ever, I was literally crying with laughter watching this. Not only is yet another brilliant movie from Peg & Frost but also the second film they have done which has been filmed in a place very familiar to me! Hot Fuzz was all filmed round where I used to live in North Somerset and The Worlds End town of Newton Haven is none other than Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, where I went to college and actually lived for a while too! One of the pubs featured in the movie is somewhere my brother and I used to go to play pool and was also used by a company I worked for to host our regional meetings!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Rogue Trooper on September 30, 2013, 20:20:38 PM
Nick Frost came into Johny Mutants shop (well 1 of..) during filming of Hot Fuzz and was playing on the demo.360 they had set up....

Next time he logs in here, perhaps he'll mention it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on October 01, 2013, 20:18:16 PM
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I have changed my mind! THIS is the funniest film I have watched this year and one of the funniest ever, I was literally crying with laughter watching this. Not only is yet another brilliant movie from Peg & Frost but also the second film they have done which has been filmed in a place very familiar to me! Hot Fuzz was all filmed round where I used to live in North Somerset and The Worlds End town of Newton Haven is none other than Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, where I went to college and actually lived for a while too! One of the pubs featured in the movie is somewhere my brother and I used to go to play pool and was also used by a company I worked for to host our regional meetings!

I was wondering where it was actually shot etc. I let the missus choose what we went to see last month and this was her choice. We also really enjoyed the film and the fast paced humour and now it's time to Boo-Boo ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 02, 2013, 20:57:13 PM
Last night I watched this :-

(http://ticketleap-usr-master.s3.amazonaws.com/Event/2010-09/22766320-b76e-11df-ac1f-1231390f6591/full.jpg)

It's sort of a mystery cum thriller.† If you ever saw the Jason Issacs' TV show Awake then there are similarities.† I think that story could have been interesting, but the film was very poorly constructed.† The ending certainly let it down.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 03, 2013, 19:20:43 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://www.gazillionmovies.com/Movies/Review/DVD/Posters/Tickets/D/Images/DarkStar.jpg)

I had actually forgotten that I saw it many years ago on BBC 2.† It was one weird trippy film.† I think that both John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon(who also appears in it and wrote Alien) were smoking one hell of a big dobbie when they were making this!† The production values are quite cheap.† Notice the actual "alien" - what the hell was up with that?† The model effects were pretty lacklustre.† It did take me quite a while to get the film - it's sort of a comedy of errors, so to speak.† There is also a theme of man being bound by machines and then everything going wrong.† Interesting little film, but I perhaps don't think that it'll be for everyone.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 04, 2013, 20:55:04 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQEKo7xvUgGQZekqXlxsrF5unfWEv3CbCDrQJtciondHSjR0IEaHQ)

A coming of age drama set in downtown LA.† A group of black teenage have to grow up in that environment.† A moving drama starring Laurence(aka Larry) Fishbourne.

Next up, I watched some more old Eastwood :-

(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/67/MPW-33713)

Clint plays an aging secret service man and has to take down John(I can play "strange") Malkovich.† A decent thriller from Clint.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 04, 2013, 20:59:00 PM
[align=center:11vrydwm](http://a2.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Video/1e/7a/bc/mzi.yiooemap.jpg)[/align:11vrydwm]

Last night I watched this, I hadn't heard of it before I saw it in my local supermarket and once I clocked that the hilarious Paul Rudd was in it I just had to watch it and I wasn't disappointed. This is a highly original comedy that also has some real feel good moments and insights into family life which many people can probably relate too. I definitely recommend giving this fun movie a watch!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on October 05, 2013, 13:35:27 PM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
Quote from: "The Laird"
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I watched this a couple of nights back, the latest comedy from Seth Rogen. With it's madcap plot, all-star cast (who all send up themselves) and non-stop laughs this is one of the best comedies I have watched in ages. As well as the main cast there are cameos from even more people and references to a few more. This movie is just fantastic and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone. The end of the world has never been so funny!

Oh, wow! I remember wanting to see that one, but missed it entirely.† I'll have to check it out.† Thanks for posting it.

I just watched it last night and I must say... It's not my brand of humour. :/

I appreciate the self-parody of the cast (though I am not so thoroughly familiar with most of them to get it all the time), but the majority of the jokes seemed too crass and much more vulgar than I like.

To each his own, I guess, but I just didn't enjoy it too much.

†  dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 06, 2013, 19:58:22 PM
(http://www.firstshowing.net/img/amer-gangster-poster2.jpg)

I watched the above last night.† It starred Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington.† Based on a real life story about a drug kingpin who gets brought down by a cop.† A pretty decent crime film and directed by Ridley Scott.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 08, 2013, 22:00:07 PM
[align=center:gwh2xjsc](http://www.thefastandthefurious.com/assets/frontend/css/img/downloads/wp1.jpg)[/align:gwh2xjsc]

It's the 6th Fast & Furious movie, it has fast cars, it has Vin Diesel, it has Paul Walker and it also now has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson too for extra testosterone! That said thought it is a little different to the other F&F movies in that it actually has more of a story and less car chases. For some that is a good thing, for others it is a bad thing - personally I am undecided. Not the best film in the series but it's definitely watchable.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 09, 2013, 19:12:11 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://www.moviegoods.com//Assets/product_images/1020/47008.1020.A.jpg)

It a thriller starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh.† It's the flatshare gone wrong!†  :24:† It was okay, but felt a bit derivative.

Then I watched the following :-

(http://www.gulum.net/film-poster/resimler/Hostel_01_1024.jpg)

A horror film from Eli Roth.† It had the usual blood, guts, gore and violence - but I was strangely unmoved by any of it.† I found the film quite boring.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 11, 2013, 21:57:21 PM
[align=center:tanydtbs](http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2013/04/The-Iceman-UK-Quad-Poster.jpg)[/align:tanydtbs]

I watched The Iceman last night, an absolutely gripping thriller that is based on a true story. The film kept me transfixed from start to finish and the acting, from all the cast, is exceptional. You actually can't quite believe it's a true story and by the end you do seem to have formed an emotional relationship with the main character to the extent that you almost hope that it turned out differently. I highly recommend this film to everyone.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on October 13, 2013, 15:22:58 PM
A night or two ago I watched this:

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTY1NTcwNzAxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTQxMzg5._V1_SY216_CR34,0,214,216_.jpg)

I have seen it before but still enjoyed the quick humour more so the second time. It reminds me of The Italian Job (original) but a funny version. Typical old-skool English film making :78:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 15, 2013, 15:32:49 PM
Last night I finally got around to watching this :-

(http://argothemovie.warnerbros.com/assets/img/_downloads/wallpapers/01_argo_wallpaper_1920x1200.jpg)

Yeah, I know, I'm late to the party as a lot of people on this forum have already seen it.† It was on my Sky box and I managed to watch it.† A pretty decent thriller - and I suppose the Middle Eastern setting still makes it very relevant today.† Ben Affleck looks weird with a beard.† The 1970s period setting feels very authentic in the film.† My only sort of problem is how close to the actual true life event was it?† I get the feeling that particularly the escape was not that accurate.†


Then I watched the following :-

(http://images.moviepostershop.com/demon-seed-movie-poster-1977-1020243292.jpg)

I had missed this when it was shown on Moviedrome some time in the 1990s on BBC 2 - but this time I got around to viewing it.† A chilling sci-fi tale.† It really is Julie Christie's movie - with some help from the terrific voice acting from Robert Vaughan.† If you like cerebral sci-fi then you'll like the film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 16, 2013, 14:30:29 PM
Last night I re-watched the following :-

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--7xU6sYWTzY/T-HBa8I-rmI/AAAAAAAAHJ4/tvXO1TOvEFU/s1600/Krull+(1983)+DVD.jpg)

Been ages since I had seen it.† Yes - it is cheesey - and it does have some noticeable flaws(e.g. dialogue and some of the effects are dated) - but it does have its moments.† Interesting seeing people like Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane in the film.† The story does stick quite rigidly to the whole fantasy "hero's quest" plot.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 17, 2013, 15:10:45 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/a-field-in-england-poster-small1.jpg)

This film is famous for its "simultaneous release" a couple of months ago.† It got release on Blu Ray, DVD, cinema and on TV(Film 4 to UK residents)on the same day.† It was sitting on my Freeview box for a while now.† Hard to know what to really make of it.† It is definitely out there as a film.† Sort of influenced by things like : Witchfinder General, The Devils and The Seventh Seal.† It's set in the English Civil War, where a group of bandits and a scholar met up on a battlefield and sort of go on a quest.† That's sort of the best way to describe it.† It's shot in black and white, despite that - towards the end there is some kinetic MTV style editing.† It makes the film even more confusing.† Not an accessible film - but I suppose the interesting it shows what can be done on a low budget and with digital video - plus, the unique release strategy.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 17, 2013, 15:22:02 PM
[align=center:2c34svo5](http://horrornews.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/devoured-2012-movie-1.jpg)[/align:2c34svo5]

I watched this a couple of nights back, a really clever psychological thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end. The film starts off at the end, which leaves you to make your first assumption on what has happened. Then proceeds to go through the events leading up to it. From there you will start to make your mind up on the events only to have them totally changed! There is a genuinely scary tension throughout the film and several moments that will really make you jump. Well worth a watch!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 19, 2013, 22:15:13 PM
Last I watched some Woody Allen.† First up, the following :-

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTlS0XHXSdgniNVNoMTD1928d_UBXnYEfz1APHDkqXGNcDVPKAXRA)

It's another film set in Britain.† This time it features an all British cast(bar Colin Farrell).† Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell play two brothers who have some financial difficulties.† They wind up having to ask a rich uncle for help, but that comes with a price!† It's a very bleak film from Allen - not a comedy - this time it's a drama.† It does remind me a bit of his earlier British film Match Point - but it isn't as accomplished.† I don't think it did very well at the box office.† Interesting film, but not top tier Allen.†

Next up :-

(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/17/A70-8897)

This time, Kenneth Branagh plays the "Woody Allen role".† A neurotic, womanising travel writer cum novelist.† He gets divorced and then it's sort of train wreck series of bad love affairs for him in New York.† All whilst trying to write both a film script and a novel.† There is sort elements of "celebrity culture" in the film - including Leo DiCaprio as a young actor who likes to party.† It has a few funny moments - but again I wouldn't say that it was quite Woody's best film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 22, 2013, 14:02:25 PM
Last night I watched a little bit more Woody Allen :-

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrIZ6vSZ-UEjy_kPiQxSUDfP-eTQJvHEmA7dFJYj5ox__69gfL)

Woody plays a sportswriter who adopts a child and then goes searching for the parents.† He finds out that the mother is a prostitute and begins a relationship with her.† It's okay, but felt rather tired as a film.† Only Mira Sorvino's performance made it standout.†

Then I watched the following :-

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS3f_yk96IyP0IwlyVdrprBk-39pW0yXx8K56Pt7htGcCOJ68Xx)

Yeah, I know - I'm late to this.† Interesting that it is a Disney film - as it did feel very much like a Pixar film - I suppose having John Lassetter as an executive producer influenced it.† I loved all the videogame references.† Good that it had that whole "being inside a videogame feeling" that the original Tron had.† There was the obligatory friendship theme in the film(that felt very Disney and Pixar).† I loved the character of Vanellope.† Some good funny moments in the film.† I highly recommend it as the recent Pixar stuff has been off the boil.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on October 22, 2013, 15:03:55 PM
Thanks Katzkatz,

You are not as late as me in seeing W I R, don't know when I will see that but it is on my list of films to see. I love the whole video game referencing theme.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 29, 2013, 15:07:29 PM
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyxBdQxEaM6XfueMcR103vY4kxYwG6r_eN4SnsAoDUWmLJdUcM)

I watched the above last night.† It was a musical from Woody Allen.† It's okay, but not really top grade Woody Allen.† Interesting that he sort of did a musical.†

I then re-watched the following :-

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTk9iT1kAZW4QX7IuDiLtvmrEdwya03tZ3kzSwyKQ_1wGPqKlUf)

From Arnie and Cameron.† It was made in 1994 - which was a pretty good year for films(what with Pulp Fiction, Speed, Three Colours Red, Short Cuts, The Shawshank Redemption, Quiz Show and The Last Seduction).† It does have a certain flair that is missing from a lot of modern action movies.† Who knew that Tom Arnold was actually funny?† My main quibble with it, is that the middle section involving "the discovery" bogs down the film.† I don't think that you could make a film like that now - what with the current political situation.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on October 29, 2013, 21:50:04 PM
[align=center:1hw8whpq](http://horrornews.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/dead_man_down_version7-movie-poster1.jpg)[/align:1hw8whpq]

I watched this recently, a very gripping thriller starring Colin Farrell that really should have done a lot better in theatres. Colin Farrell doesn't make a very convincing Hungarian but apart from that the movie was superb from start to finish. Really interesting story that keeps you guessing throughout, just as a good thriller should do, and it ends perfectly. Highly recommended watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on October 29, 2013, 22:14:28 PM
I just watched Monsters University tonight and was pretty well entertained. The plot is the same old tired thing we've seen in sorority movies for decades - nothing original there, but it works pretty well when presented in Pixar-o-vision. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on October 29, 2013, 23:27:28 PM
[align=center:32ztymb5][size=180]RIDDICK[/size][/align:32ztymb5]

Watched this last night, have to say it was very good, if you liked the last two, then this will entertain you just as much, plot is thin on the ground, but the action is good, its starts off excellent, then goes to very good then to ahh its okay near the end and you know what the out come will be, but definitely worth a in ht on with a pizza for this one..

Rating 7/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 06, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
Last night, I went all "Scottish" and watched some films set in Glasgow and directed by Peter Mullan.† First up was :-

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KMkIkaTqJMs/TYjzeT1t90I/AAAAAAAAAwg/7NORI-Iq_J0/s1600/orphans.jpg)

It tells the story of 3 brothers and their disabled sister who have just lost their mother.† It's sort of a black comedy.† It did take a while to appreciate the story.† It's set around the night before the funeral and all of the havoc that characters are put through.† Perhaps a little too melodramatic in places, but he has a lot to say about life and loss, and families.


Next up was this :-

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Set in 1970s Glasgow.† It tells the story of a bright working class kid, who starts off as a very promising student and then turns to crime.† It did have sort of echoes of Kes.† It's a coming of age story with some quite dark moments, and does have a little bit to say about gang culture and knife crime.† I actually did find it very thought provoking.† There are two actors who play the main character and they are superb.† Peter Mullan plays the alcoholic dad.† My only slight problem with it, is that I didn't find the moment when the lead character turns bad convincing.† A small British film that is definitely worth seeing.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on November 06, 2013, 12:53:11 PM
I watched Amazing Grace last night. It's about William Wilberforce (played by Ioan Gruffudd) who worked tirelessly for over twenty years to end the British transatlantic slave trade, which he finally succeeded in back in 1807.

It's a good story and it felt nice to - for a change - to watch a movie that was driven by the story (and true nonetheless) instead of one mindless action sequence after another (that being said I watched Rambo 2 & 3 back to back a couple of days ago - it had been more than 10 years since I say any of them last, and that's what I was in the mood for that evening).† 8)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RrzoopgqKtI/TVmE5N1eBOI/AAAAAAAAAfc/wz5carT5K70/amazing%252520grace.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 07, 2013, 00:30:42 AM
I went to see Ender's Game a couple nights ago.† Really good movie.† I thought the story was excellent and the special effects were great.† The kids who they picked were great.† I have never read the book but I've read that the movie does a great job staying true to the book.†

[align=center:1rvo4cz1](http://atomicsam.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/enders-game-movie-poster.jpg)[/align:1rvo4cz1]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 08, 2013, 14:07:04 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dtcgeGXM3VU/ULYFx9v2MTI/AAAAAAAAE5g/6AC90Hf4ppg/s1600/Trouble-Poster-5.jpg)

It starred Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake.† Clint plays a baseball scout, and basically he wheels out his grumpy old man act from Gran Tourismo.† Amy Adams plays his long suffering daughter who tries to reconnect with her father, and Justin Timberlake plays another baseball scout who becomes romantically involved with Amy.† It's okay as sort of a father - daughter relationship movie, but nothing special.† It was directed by a protegť of Clint's.† Timberlake does a pretty good as an actor here - so maybe there are more strings to his bow?†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 09, 2013, 13:34:45 PM
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I watched this the other day, a pretty watchable action movie come thriller with Denzel Washington and Marky Mark. The two main stars make a good double act and you start off knowing nothing at all about them so become interested in who they really are, of course all this is revealed in due course. My only real complaint is the way it follows this new movie habit of starting half way through and then going back on itself, I find this really irritating in a lot of movies and see no need for it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 09, 2013, 16:20:37 PM
Last night I watched the following† :-

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8493728.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/SideEffects_Final-Poster.jpg)

It was the latest from Mr. Soderbergh - apparently, he'll won't be making any more films after this and Under the Candelabra.† Anyway, it is a thriller which does involve a sort of conspiracy with a drug company.† It's pretty good, but can get a little confusing with the twists and some of the characters motives.† An interesting little thriller.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 10, 2013, 15:21:25 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://sonicsring.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Now-You-See-Me-Poster-Ban-2.jpg)

I suppose the best way to describe it would be as a poor man's The Prestige meets Ocean's 11.† It's about a group of magicians which have to team up to complete a mission.† An FBI agent becomes obsessed with taking them down.† It's okay, and the film definitely had potential, but it's execution wasn't that great.† For one thing it carried on for far too long.† That being said, I didn't see the ending coming.†

Next up was :-

(http://www.traileraddict.com/content/zeitgeist-films/following.jpg)

It's Christopher Nolan's(The Prestige, Memento, Insomnia, Inception and Batman) first film.† It's quite short at only 67 minutes.† Obviously shot on a tight budget, as it's in black and white.† It's about a writer and a thief who team up to perform burglaries.† It's shot of shot out-of-order like Memento was.† In many ways, I suppose it was the test run for that film.† It is quite a talky film.† It does have a few surprises in store.† As a shortish thriller type film, it is quite interesting.† Especially if you like Nolan's work.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 10, 2013, 20:14:56 PM
[align=center:3ddpa05w](http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2013/06/The-Internship-UK-Poster-585x444.jpg)[/align:3ddpa05w]

I watched this last week, the latest comedy starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. They play two salesman who just lot their jobs and are looking for a way to get rich. The apply for an internship at Google despite knowing nothing about computers and somehow get in. This is a hilarious movie that will appeal even more to geeks like us due to the content. I thoroughly recommend this movie to everyone.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 12, 2013, 16:54:24 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://thelongroombar.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/zero-dark-thirty-poster.jpg)

It's from Kathryn Bigleow(The Hurt Locker).† It deals with the decade long hunt for Mr. Bin Laden.† It's a pretty detailed thriller, the first 30 minutes are a bit too slow, but after that it does pick up the pace a lot.† The final showdown is pretty tense.† It does have the same "documentary style" feel of Bigelow's previous film.† I'm not sure how exactly accurate all of the story is, but it is a pretty well made and involving thriller.† It does raise some ethical questions regarding torture and also about the bureaucracy of the intelligence services.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 15, 2013, 13:01:37 PM
Last night I watched the following from Mr. Hitchcock :-

(http://www.britishpictures.com/photos/pics/stage.jpg)

It's okay - I'd put it somewhere in the middle of Hitch's films.† It does seem rather slow in its pace and setup.† I suppose the most interesting aspects are Marlene Dietrich's appearance in the film, Jane Wyman's character and Alistair Sim.† It's interesting that it's set in the UK and has appearance from a few British actors.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jdanddiet on November 15, 2013, 16:52:00 PM
Saw Captain Phillips at the cinema the other week, thought it was good but went on too long. I don't like movies longer than 2 hours.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 15, 2013, 18:07:14 PM
Quote from: "jdanddiet"
Saw Captain Phillips at the cinema the other week, thought it was good but went on too long. I don't like movies longer than 2 hours.

Yeah, that does like an interesting film.  I've heard that last 30 minutes are really intense.  Sort of makes me wonder how bad that would be if you watched in IMAX.  I've also read reports that some cinemas had customers have problems with sea sickness in that film.  Were then any in the screening that you went to, jdanddiet? 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 15, 2013, 22:55:12 PM
[align=center:wwk80917](http://donperlgut.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/admission-movie-poster.jpg)[/align:wwk80917]

I watched this the other day, a pretty amusing movie starring Paul Rudd and the gorgeous Tina Fey. I suppose you could describe it as a romantic comedy in a way but the romance is more of a diversion than the main story in the film. Tina Fey plays an Admissions Officer at prestigious American university Princeton who has a boring life and never breaks the rules, until she meets Paul Rudd that it is! The movie's original plot keeps you interested and the characters are all pretty interesting too with multiple levels. Admission is definitely worth a watch if you want something nice and light hearted to watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 17, 2013, 16:24:59 PM
(http://i.movie.as/p/175/134908.jpg)

I watched the above film last night.† It's based on the old BBC mini series Conviction.† It charts the collapse of a police family who have to investigate a crime that they were involved in.† It's okay - a bit bleak and depressing.† The main problem with it was - it felt too much like a TV movie rather than a cinematic film.† Just felt too small scale.† I haven't seen the mini series that it is adapted from, but I might check it out.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 17, 2013, 16:28:36 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
Last night I watched the following† :-

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8493728.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/SideEffects_Final-Poster.jpg)

It was the latest from Mr. Soderbergh - apparently, he'll won't be making any more films after this and Under the Candelabra.† Anyway, it is a thriller which does involve a sort of conspiracy with a drug company.† It's pretty good, but can get a little confusing with the twists and some of the characters motives.† An interesting little thriller.

I watched this last, I thought it was enjoyable too - the story really keeps you guessing!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 18, 2013, 14:57:58 PM
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Just watched Life of Pi.† I really enjoyed it.† The story was good and loved how it ended.† Cant' say more as it may spoil things.† :)

(http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/ROopyuF8WDn3MuWI2XYvEw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/fr-FR/blogs/frmoviesactualites/LifeofPiPoster.jpg)

I watched this last night finally, it was pretty good but it did go on a bit in places. Still enjoyable though and some of the cinematography was amazing.

Yeah, I finally got around to watching this.† It does look visually amasing.† We're so used to CGI these days and take things for granted - truth be told that in a lot of films it's overused and not implemented well, but this film is the exception.†

As for the film, well, it's sort of very similar to Cast Away.† Ang Lee is very good with characterisation, and in here he brings out some good character moments to bind with the visual story telling.† I do agree that it perhaps could have done with losing about 30 minutes.† Plus, the actual epilogue is a bit problematic - old saying in films : "Show the story, don't tell it.".† Still, if you want something magical and majestic to watch then this could be for you.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 19, 2013, 22:06:33 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://sonicsring.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Now-You-See-Me-Poster-Ban-2.jpg)

I suppose the best way to describe it would be as a poor man's The Prestige meets Ocean's 11.† It's about a group of magicians which have to team up to complete a mission.† An FBI agent becomes obsessed with taking them down.† It's okay, and the film definitely had potential, but it's execution wasn't that great.† For one thing it carried on for far too long.† That being said, I didn't see the ending coming.†

I watched this last night myself, I thought it was a really cool movie with some nice esoteric undertones, well worth a watch in my opinion.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on November 19, 2013, 23:23:20 PM
I've watched a few over the last couple of days;

Pain and Gain.
The latest by Michael Bay. Based on real events. A real downer.

Last days on Mars.
Low budget horror/slasher type thing set on Mars. Not super, but not bad either. Doesn't bring anything new to the table though.

Side by Side.
Documentary about the rise of digital moviemaking vs. the more than 100 year old way of using celluloid. Hosted by Keanu Reeves. Very good.

Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters.
Simple story, loads of effects, pretty young people - your average teen adventure. Okay for killing 95 minutes.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 23, 2013, 20:34:53 PM
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I watched World War Z a few nights back and wasn't expecting a lot as I had heard people say it was rubbish. But being a big fan of zombie movies I watched it anyway and don't really see what is wrong with it. I actually thought it was pretty enjoyable from start to finish and had some really good scenes. If you are a fan of zombie movies too then you certainly won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 23, 2013, 21:49:53 PM
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I watched World War Z a few nights back and wasn't expecting a lot as I had heard people say it was rubbish. But being a big fan of zombie movies I watched it anyway and don't really see what is wrong with it. I actually thought it was pretty enjoyable from start to finish and had some really good scenes. If you are a fan of zombie movies too then you certainly won't be disappointed.

I've yet to watch it.† I didn't go watch it at the theater because of all the negative stuff being said.† I do have it on Netflix to watch.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 25, 2013, 14:33:10 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/e/exclusive-poster-for-hummingbird-with-jason-statham-130558-a-1363702454-470-75.jpg)

A note to our US residents, in your country the film got renamed Redemption.† It stars Jason "The Stat" Statham.† He plays an ex-soldier who suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome and has just fled from hospital.† He ends up living on the streets of London as a vagrant and manages to break into someone's flat.† He then takes over the occupant's identity and then goes after the killer of a former vagrant that he knew.† It's quite an interesting film.† British made and low budget.† Statham actually stretches himself as an actor in this - I was quite impressed.† The film deals with the themes of identity, and it reminded me of David Cronenberg's East Promises; which isn't surprising as they were both written by the same guy(who also directed this film).† The cinematography is pretty good as well, it doesn't just show seedy SoHo.† I highly recommend it.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jdanddiet on November 25, 2013, 15:40:54 PM
I watched Biggles (1986) the other night, utterly nonsensical but great fun nonetheless
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on November 27, 2013, 22:19:04 PM
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I watched Stoker the other night, a really weird horror/psychological thriller that really can't decide what it's supposed be. The film never really gets going and seems to die off again every time it gets interesting and just leaves you feeling very unsatisfied. Despite some good acting the direction and story just doesn't carry enough weight to make this worth watching.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 29, 2013, 23:42:55 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
(http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Red-Lights-Poster_01.jpg)

I watched this last night and after hearing what it was about and seeing the all-star cast I was eagerly anticipating it. But I have to say that while this film had it's moments it was disappointing for the most part. The direction was really sloppy and the script needed more work too. It didn't explain itself well in parts and I was left with a real feeling of what could have been. Great idea but poor execution.

Yeah, I watched that last night.† I had seen the director's previous film - Buried - which I though was superb.† This well - from what I can make out - it's about a psychic and a team of investigators trying to expose him as a fraud.† It feels like a very badly directed film.† Reminds me of M. Night Shyamalan's recent work.† The film is so incoherent in its plot.† A shame as well that a good cast is just wasted.† Try to avoid it is my advice.†


Then I watched the following :-

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It stars Toby Jones as a sound editor who is hired to work on a horror film.† It's all about how the film can affect him and a descent into madness.† I think we have sort of seen this type of film before, and it has been done better.† A shame as Toby Jones is a decent actor., but sort of wasted in this rather lacklustre film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 05, 2013, 21:16:07 PM
I watched The Hunger Games: Catching Fire last night and I really liked it!† The story had more depth than the first part and the acting was top notch.† The end was quite surprising (I've not read the books) and quite open!† Can't wait for the next movie!

[align=center:ve3crz6z](http://latino-review.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/thehungergams-catchingfire-ukposter.jpg)[/align:ve3crz6z]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 06, 2013, 11:21:01 AM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
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Went to see this on Wednesday, again it show how brilliantly Guillermo del Toro knows how direct an action packed bonanza with giant robots and Godzilla style monsters, high end visual effects check!, tin on the ground storyline check!, unanswered plot lines check!, but still its worth going to see, it's no avatar or Star Trek into darkness, but its a great action movie, which rarely lets up, and worth seeing on the big screen rather than the small one :)

rating 7.5 / 10

Yeah, I borrowed the DVD of this for last night's viewing pleasure.† It's pretty good.† Alright, I suppose you could argue that the military storyline is a bit clichťd, but the film does at least contain characters that you actually seem to care about.† The whole massive robots hitting alien Godzilla-type creatures is handled very well.† A word of warning - the soundtrack is very LOUD!† I heard rumours that the film might be getting a sequel - be interesting to see where the story goes from here.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 09, 2013, 11:39:55 AM
Here's a few that I recently viewed :-

(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/68/MPW-34133)

Aronfsky's first feature.† Interesting little film about a mathematician's descent into madness!† A bit of a curio.† I think it's probably better than some of his later work, like Black Swan.† A shame that I'm no good at maths!

Then I watched this :-

(http://media.sfx.co.uk/files/2013/05/The-Worlds-End-poster.jpg)

Quite an amusing little film.† Good performances form Pegg and co.† I'd put it above Hot Fuzz but below Shaun of the Dead in my order of preference of the trilogy.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on December 09, 2013, 12:32:47 PM
I saw World's End in the cinema and whilst the story is a bit naff, that doesn't matter because there are some great comedic moments. I especially liked the explanation of "Boo, Boo" :21:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 09, 2013, 13:02:41 PM
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Went to see Thor: The Dark World last night.† I felt it was an OK movie.† Not stellar but worth watching.† Yes, there's lots of action and ,visually, the film is stunning.† The SFX are superb but the story isn't as strong as it could have been.† There are a couple of cool cameos and the scenes between Thor and Loki are really good.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 09, 2013, 13:44:03 PM
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I watched Elysium a few nights ago, was a pretty enjoyable film that touched on a few political themes that gave it the edge over many other sci-fi movies. If you havn't already seen this then it is definitely well worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 12, 2013, 17:46:03 PM
(http://thecia.com.au/reviews/g/images/gozu-poster-0.jpg)

I watched the Japanese film Gozu.† It's sort of a gangster based film with Yakuzas and crossed with a bit of David Lynch's Eraserhead.† Gets really weird towards the end.† It's sort of meant to be half gangster film and half horror film.† It doesn't really work out.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 12, 2013, 22:37:43 PM
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I watched this last week and was really looking forward to it after loving the first 2 movies. However I was really disappointed by it in all honesty. It wasn't a bad film, it's just that is no where near as funny as the other 2 movies and just doesn't seem to fit together with them. It almost seems like much of the film is from a completely different franchise, real shame.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: jdanddiet on December 13, 2013, 14:51:59 PM
Pi is brilliant. The soundtrack is awesome too, I got it with the LE video release years ago.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 13, 2013, 22:52:27 PM
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I watched the new Wolverine movie last night. A few people had told me this wasn't great and while it wasn't as bad as I was expecting, the whole film just doesn't really make any sense. It seems like they just dumped him in Japan without ever explaining why and built some story around him that has absolutely zero to do with the first Wolverine movie and even less to do with the X-Men films. In this they actually treat him as if he is the only mutant in the world, which is just stupid. It is almost like this was a different film that was plonked on a producers desk and he said "can you put Wolverine in that?"
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: SnakeEyes on December 13, 2013, 23:12:52 PM
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I watched the new Wolverine movie last night. A few people had told me this wasn't great and while it wasn't as bad as I was expecting, the whole film just doesn't really make any sense. It seems like they just dumped him in Japan without ever explaining why and built some story around him that has absolutely zero to do with the first Wolverine movie and even less to do with the X-Men films. In this they actually treat him as if he is the only mutant in the world, which is just stupid. It is almost like this was a different film that was plonked on a producers desk and he said "can you put Wolverine in that?"

There is a great Backstory and far more interesting story about Wolverine in Japan in the comics, but this film has just butechered and destroyed it TBH.

Its a very popular story arc and I think the filmmakers tried to replicate it. However, they just dropped him in Japan with a hacked together excuse to get him there
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 20, 2013, 18:48:51 PM
(http://www.impawards.com/1983/posters/king_of_comedy_xlg.jpg)

In honour of Martin Scorsese's forthcoming new film, I re-watched the above.† It's an interesting take on fame and celebrity culture.† I wouldn't say that it was Scorsese's finest, but it makes interesting points about our society.† De Niro is on top form here.

Next was this :-

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I had seen it before in the cinema and also the old BBC mini series version(which I recently recorded on to my PVR, as it was repeated again).† Gary Oldman gives a superb performance, and the rest of the cast is pretty strong as well.† There is a couple of problems with this version though, the filmmakers seemed to have changed a few of the characters and plot points - it feels out of place.† There is also the problem of trying to squeeze far too much story into too short of a running time.† I am still interesting in what the follow-up Smiley's People will look like.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 21, 2013, 01:34:43 AM
Quote from: "Minerals"
(http://geekmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Man-of-Steel_01.jpg)

Man Of Steel has been easily the most highly anticipated film of the summer and im extremely pleased to say that it doesnt disappoint. Being a bit of a comic book geek and a massive fan of of the Superman story in its various incarnations over the years, i was a little bit worried of where they were going to take this more modern version. First of all the action sequences in this film are jaw-droppingly awesome, possibly surpassing the Avengers in the sheer scale and majesty of some of the set-pieces and fight scenes. The casting is almost as perfect as it could be, Henry Cavill probably has a better look than any other actor that has played the part before and is very believable as the Man of Steel himself. Amy Adams is fantastic as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner is surprising good as Jonathan Kent and his lines are delivered with real emotion. Also Michael Shannon is very good as General Zod, but i really didnt think much of Russell Crowe as Jor-El (the only Kryptonian with an Aussie accent). Zack Snyder really delivers from a visual point of view as you would expect and Chris Nolans influence is very evident in the whole feel of the movie and David S Goyer delivers a great script as expected.
My only real gripe with this film is that as an origin story it felt a little rushed, which is a shame as the parts showing Clark growing up were by far the most interesting, but we may see this re-visited in later movies. The final action scenes though were breath-taking and for that it has to go down as possibly the best film of the year so far. 9/10

I finally got round to watching this and I couldn't agree more. This was an absolutely fantastic film from start to finish that really draws you in and gets you emotionally involved in the whole movie. I was expecting good things but this film just blew me away, absolutely superb.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 24, 2013, 05:08:57 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet.† I just watched The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug tonight and I really enjoyed it.† The ending, though, is as open as it gets!† How long do we have to wait for the next part?† Next December?

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on December 30, 2013, 12:58:29 PM
Finally got to see this in 3D and though a bit different from the usual space films, we loved it! Simplistic yet stunning in detail. Not all that scary but it does make you think about how easily this could happen. It is very difficult to make a movie like this keep it's audience interested but that's where Sandra and George come in. They make it very human, if you follow my meaning. The 3D was not overly used and the sound effects/use of silence was quite good. An inspiring film, very believable.† :113:

(http://www.chicagonow.com/cinemajaw-movies/files/2013/10/gravity_ver4_xlg.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on December 31, 2013, 00:38:38 AM
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I watched this last night and was expecting good things after the first movie. I have to say that this sequel was even better with an all-star cast and plenty of laugh out load moments. This is a real feel good comedy that the whole family can enjoy and will bring a smile to your face on these cold winter nights.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 02, 2014, 00:22:47 AM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
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Watched this last night, have to say it was very good, if you liked the last two, then this will entertain you just as much, plot is thin on the ground, but the action is good, its starts off excellent, then goes to very good then to ahh its okay near the end and you know what the out come will be, but definitely worth a in ht on with a pizza for this one..

Rating 7/10

Watched this last night and pretty much agree here, good solid film that keeps the theme of the other movies up quite nicely.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 07, 2014, 01:05:52 AM
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Last night I watched this and I must say it was absolutely fantastic. It's a British crime thriller that all based around MI5, the government, cover-ups and terrorism. It exposes some quite dark and horrifying things and the way it has been made it so good that it almost makes you think it's a true story. Kept me gripped all the way through and the superb cast don't miss a beat. If you fancy watching something a bit more intelligent than a Hollywood blockbuster then this will be right up your street.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 08, 2014, 19:36:13 PM
Last night, I preparation for the newly released sequel, I watched the following :-

(http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/THE-HOBBIT-AN-UNEXPECTED-JOURNEY-Poster.jpg)

It's obviously a slightly lighter toned film that "Lord of the Rings trilogy", what with the Mountain Trolls and the rabbit sleigh ride.† Good to see former Doctor Who - Slyvestor McCoy in the film.† I think all of The Hobbit films are going to suffer from spreading across 3 films - 2 films was probably the optimum.† The film did take a while to kick into gear - but certainly when Gollum arrived, it did some what.† I'm going to see the sequel in the cinema some time next week.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 10, 2014, 00:42:13 AM
Yesterday, I went to the cinema to see Woody Allen's latest offering :-

(http://www.movieemporium.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/o-BLUE-JASMINE-POSTER-570.jpg)

It's an interesting sort of re-working of A Streetcar Called Desire.† Cate Blanchett is superb as the once rich socialite who falls on hard times.† Sally Hawkins plays her less well off sister.† Like a lot of Allen's recent work it does have a much more serious and it's got to be said very bleak outlook.† I wouldn't say that it is as good as something like Match Point - but it is probably worth watching for Blanchett and Hawkins interaction.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on January 10, 2014, 11:17:41 AM
I saw this last week with my wife at the theater:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Saving_Mr._Banks_Theatrical_Poster.jpg)

It's a "Disneyfied" account of the trouble Walt Disney Productions had to go through in order to convince the P. Travers to grant them a license to produce the movie Mary Poppins.† Complete with an extreme vilification of Ms. Travers, followed by her inevitable transformation, and culminating in the obligatory happy ending.† Overall, it's a very sweet and touching movie, and it tells the story of how many elements of Disney's Mary Poppins came to be.


I will say that it is the first movie in which Tom Hanks plays a character that is not him.† I've always been distracted by the fact that in all his movies, all his roles seem to be the same:† Tom Hanks playing a kid; Tom Hanks stuck in a desert Island; Tom Hanks running around the European country side looking for ancient clues; etc.† The mannerisms, expressions, and speech patterns never changed, and it seems mismatched to certain roles.† In this movie, his portrayal of Walt Disney is fabulous--never once was was I distracted by the actor underneath, and I completely bought that he was Walt Disney.


I enjoyed the movie a lot, but I also grew up watching Mary Poppins, so it brings back many happy childhood memories.


Of course, that night we followed Saving Mr. Banks with a home viewing of:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Marypoppins.jpg)


Complete with sing-along and dancing. :)†  The songs have been stuck in my head for a week!!!


† † †  -dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 10, 2014, 12:21:38 PM
I want to watch Saving Mr. Banks. I haven't had a chance yet!  Oh, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 11, 2014, 03:34:32 AM
I just rewatched (for the Nth time) The Shawshank Redemption.† This is just an absolutely fantastic movie.† If anyone has not watched this film, make the time to watch it.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 12, 2014, 05:44:56 AM
I just got back from watching Disney's Frozen.† This movie has remained at the top of the box office for 7 weeks straight now and with good reason.† The animation is nothing short of amazing and the story is also excellent.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: triverse on January 12, 2014, 06:39:11 AM
Watched a couple so far this weekend. 

We Are the Millers (quite funny and worth more than just seeing Jennifer Aniston strip in the several scenes she does).
Ducktales Movie (love that one)
Chosen One (with Rob Schneider, pretty funny)
and that Transformers Prime movie tying up that show (I almost cried again like I did for the animated Transformers movie but this time it was not as touching)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on January 12, 2014, 11:28:31 AM
Last night i has the pleasure of watching:

(http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/img7/WolfofWallStreetNewposterNovrlsfull1.jpg)

This really is Martin Scorsese at his best, a controversial look at the hedonistic lifestyle of 80's Wall Street high level stockbroker Jordan Belfort. Its 3 hours of fast paced action with a storyline that parallels that of the gangsters seen in previous Scorsese classics like Goodfellas and Casino. The cast is absolutely fantastic, starting with an early cameo from Matthew McConaughey setting the trend to be carried through by the always great character acting of Leonardo DiCaprio throughout and honourable mentions to Jon Bernthal(Walking Dead), Kyle Chandler and Joanna Lumley. Also Jonah Hill is fantastic in a seldom seen straight role as Belfort's twisted business partner Donnie Azoff.
Its not for the faint-hearted, but if you have 3 hours to spare then this will entertain you from start to finish with some Dark-Comedy along side the thrilling storyline. It never quite reaches the heights of Goodfellas or Casino, but is a different type of film and the story is even more thrilling if you look into the real life of Jordan Belfort and the other characters involved.† † † 8.5/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on January 12, 2014, 12:16:49 PM
I just noticed with my own posts that if you link to poster images in IMDB, they seem to block the forum as a referrer, so after one view, the images don't show up any more.

I recommend we avoid linking to images from IMDB because of this.

¬† ¬†  -dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on January 12, 2014, 14:31:39 PM
Yeah hotlinking should be avoided with larger sites where possible as it is usually blocked.

I had the pleasure of watching The Place Beyond the Pines.

Ryan Gosling reteaming with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance. uffice it to say that the plot centers around the separate yet interconnected lives of two men: Luke (Gosling), an ace motorcyclist who turns to robbing banks to support his son, and Avery (Bradley Cooper), a greenhorn cop whose heroic deeds are at odds with the fear and hesitancy he feels inside. The movie is constructed like a three-act saga, with only the third part failing to satisfy.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 12, 2014, 14:37:35 PM
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A couple of night ago I watched Danny Dyer's new film Vendetta. This was being described as "the new Death wish" when it first came out and I can see why. It certainly draws a lot of parallels with the Bronson classic but brings the idea right up to the modern day. I must warn that this is not a film feint hearted! It is incredibly violent and has some very dark storylines but is all very well done. You quickly realise that the violence is a very integral part of the film and it isn't just done for shock value. Dyer is at his best in films like this and there is a great supporting cast too featuring many regulars from British TV shows. If you like Dyer's other films then you will love this.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 13, 2014, 23:22:59 PM
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Last night I watched The Escape Plan, now this is what it's all about! Old school Arnie and Stallone back to their best! This film has it all, action, comedy, one liners, cheesy acting - THE LOT!

If you want to watch a good old fashioned bloke movie then this is where you need to sign up!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 13, 2014, 23:28:20 PM
I completely forgot about that movie.  I just added it to my Netflix.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 15, 2014, 00:20:43 AM
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Last night I watched The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, a film based on a book and starring Ben Stiller. It was a pretty decent watch if nothing amazing. The story is pretty predictable and it was much longer than it needed to be but it's helped along by the stunning cinematography and the solid cast, especially the super hot Kristen Wiig. It's a kind of turn your brain off, then sit back and a chill with a beer kind of film really.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 15, 2014, 00:53:29 AM
I just watched Kingdom of Heaven the other night.† I had not seen it before.† Pretty impressive movie based on real events of the fall of Jerusalem to Muslim forces through the eyes of a fictional character who is trying to atone for past sins.† It's a bit long but worth watching.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 15, 2014, 01:23:48 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet.† I just watched The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug tonight and I really enjoyed it.† The ending, though, is as open as it gets!† How long do we have to wait for the next part?† Next December?

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Yeah, I'm just back from a late night viewing of this.† I saw in Real 3D - but projected in 4K!† I did find some of the 3D a bit distracting.† It seemed a stronger film than the first one.† I still think that Jackson is spreading the material too far with these films.† The spider sequences were scary.† Benedict Cumberbatch was very good in his role as the voice of the dragon.† The ending does leaving you wanting more - and is a bit annoying.


Quote from: "Minerals"
Last night i has the pleasure of watching:

(http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/img7/WolfofWallStreetNewposterNovrlsfull1.jpg)

This really is Martin Scorsese at his best, a controversial look at the hedonistic lifestyle of 80's Wall Street high level stockbroker Jordan Belfort. Its 3 hours of fast paced action with a storyline that parallels that of the gangsters seen in previous Scorsese classics like Goodfellas and Casino. The cast is absolutely fantastic, starting with an early cameo from Matthew McConaughey setting the trend to be carried through by the always great character acting of Leonardo DiCaprio throughout and honourable mentions to Jon Bernthal(Walking Dead), Kyle Chandler and Joanna Lumley. Also Jonah Hill is fantastic in a seldom seen straight role as Belfort's twisted business partner Donnie Azoff.
Its not for the faint-hearted, but if you have 3 hours to spare then this will entertain you from start to finish with some Dark-Comedy along side the thrilling storyline. It never quite reaches the heights of Goodfellas or Casino, but is a different type of film and the story is even more thrilling if you look into the real life of Jordan Belfort and the other characters involved.† † † 8.5/10

Hopefully I'll get to see Mr. Scorsese's latest offering in the cinema this week.† I started a thread on it for the forum a while ago.† It's a long old film - so take a toilet break beforehand!†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 16, 2014, 00:17:16 AM
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Last night I watched Tom Hanks new film, Captain Phillips. It might be based on a true story but it isn't a very interesting one. The film is a really plodding affair that never gets exciting or has you even interested in the outcome. I quickly found myself not caring at all what happened to the main character and you know it's a bad sign when that happens. The whole film is dull, uninteresting, predictable and far too long. I really do feel sorry for anybody who sat through this in the cinema.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 20, 2014, 23:58:06 PM
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Last night I watched the utterly superb Ender's Game, I thought this movie looked good from the trailers but they honestly didn't do it justice. It's a great story with some brilliant acting that while predictable in parts, keeps you glued to your seat. If you are a sci-fi fan then this movie is unmissable!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 21, 2014, 00:46:28 AM
Glad you liked it!  Ender's Game was really good and I enjoyed it when I watched it.  I haven't read the books so I don't know if there is more story to be told.  I hope so!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: kapturerelease on January 21, 2014, 09:45:04 AM
Watched Shane Carruths Primer again last night in preparation for his new film upstream color.
If you haven't seen it it's a must. Directed, written, starring as well as everything, primer was shot on an amazingly low budget.
Primer is a slow but brooding sci-fi in tone tale of 4 friends, an invention and and a discovery which makes for a folding twisting plot that will get you pressing play again and again.
If you do watch again even more will be revealed. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/21/u9uhymas.jpg)


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on January 21, 2014, 11:57:08 AM
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I watched Django Unchained last night. I was a bit worried because I'm not the biggest Tarrantino or Janie Foxx fan and the running time is almost 3 hours, but I have to say that I was very entertained all the way through - it was funny, bloody (almost too much) and had plenty of action, so I wasn't bored even for a minute. Yay. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: kapturerelease on January 21, 2014, 13:58:28 PM
Christoph waltz is amazing in django. I thought it was Tarantino really showing his best. Never felt like 3 hours either.


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 28, 2014, 18:43:10 PM
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I watched the above film last night.† It was so-so.† It did play a bit fast and loose with the historical facts about the actual making of the film - plus, there was some made-up stuff about Hitch and Alma's relationship.† If you want a proper drama on Hitchcock, then I recommend the BBC and HBO film The Girl - that was a lot better.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 29, 2014, 12:00:41 PM
(http://www.thatfilmguy.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Lincoln-Poster.jpg)

I watched this film last night.† It a sort of biopic - but mainly focusing on Lincoln's crusade to abolish slavery; a similar sort of theme to Spielberg's earlier film Amistad.† It does take to about the second half of the film to feel any sort of momentum.† It's probably of more interest to history students.† I'd rank it sort of in the middle of Spielberg's canon.† Day-Lewis(as nearly always) is worth watch for his performance.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on January 29, 2014, 23:41:11 PM
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I watched this the other day and really enjoyed it. I was not a huge fan of the first Hunger Games film, it had all been done before and better, but I am pleased to say that this sequel is a big improvement. I also like the way that this film has already set up the third in the series and left you wanting more, again something the first film didn't do. Even if you didn't like the original movie I suggest you give the series another chance.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 02, 2014, 21:26:30 PM
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I watched this last night.† It's supposedly based on real life events involving alien abductions.† It does uses real footage of the interviews with real people to tie into the story - I found this distracting.† As for the film, I did find it quite dreary - we have seen much better films and TV programs(e.g. The X-Files) dealing with this subject matter.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on February 02, 2014, 22:25:44 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
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I watched this last night.† It's supposedly based on real life events involving alien abductions.† It does uses real footage of the interviews with real people to tie into the story - I found this distracting.† As for the film, I did find it quite dreary - we have seen much better films and TV programs(e.g. The X-Files) dealing with this subject matter.

You'll have excuse the profanity here, but I fucking hated that movie.

I'd read up on it before I watched it so I knew what I was going into, but as you say - quite dreary. And BAD too. But that's not the worst part. What I hated most of all was that Milla Jovovich comes on as the first thing and tells you "Hello, my name is Milla Jovovich and I'm an actor, and what you're about to see is footage of me mixed with real footage the the actual event that the movie is depicting" (or something to that effect) ...and it fucking isn't. It goes out of its way to tell you what's so special about this movie...and at the end of the day it isn't...it's ALL "faked".

Why not just let it be a "normal" movie and put up a card that says "dramatization? based on real events" and let that be it? I lost all my respect for the film makers right there and then. Unserious.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on February 02, 2014, 22:44:23 PM
I've watched four movies over this weekend.

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I watched this one for the first time after seeing it at the cinema and it wasn't as bad as I remembered it. Lots of action and macho soldiers battling cool monsters and blurting out one-liners. What's not to like. :)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5b/Anonymous_2011_film_poster.jpg)

This one was quite interesting. Not at all what you'd expect from Roland Emmerich. It tells an alternative version of how Shakespeare may not have been what you think he was. Pretty damn good.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/69/Blancanieves_poster.jpg)

Interesting movie. Made just like "The Artist" - silent, in black and white and filmed in 4:3 format. Set early in the 1920's in Seville (iirc) and to keep it short, is basically a retelling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" set in Spain and centered around bullfighting (Blancanieves means Snow White in Spanish). I liked it, but it's nowhere near as good as The Artist.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/Return-Cannes-Poster.jpg)

This drama with Linda Cardellini is about a typical American mother of two in her thirties living in a small American town. But she's been away on her tour of duty for a year and the film starts when she returns home to her family. Things are fine at first, but soon the things everyone does - like drinking your brains out, beer glasses with lights in them, stupid tv-shows, her monotonous job at the factory - doesn't really mean a thing anymore. And from there it goes downhill. It's a bit of a downer and a movie you really have to be in the mood for. I've had it around for about 6 months because of that, but when I finally watched it I really liked it. Linda Cardellini is really good in it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on February 03, 2014, 00:10:26 AM
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I watched this the other day and really enjoyed it. I was not a huge fan of the first Hunger Games film, it had all been done before and better, but I am pleased to say that this sequel is a big improvement. I also like the way that this film has already set up the third in the series and left you wanting more, again something the first film didn't do. Even if you didn't like the original movie I suggest you give the series another chance.

I dunno mate i thought the last movie left it nicely setup for part 2 but i really liked this and the first one.. Great series so far.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 03, 2014, 00:18:37 AM
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I watched Back In The Day last night after hearing good things about it and fancied watching a good comedy. This is one of those much done guy goes back to home town for a reunion and meets high school sweetheart movies. There is certainly nothing original about this film at all, its something that's been done a million times before and much better. That said the relationship between the main characters was great and it did have some really funny moments. I didn't get the ending though and it just felt like a massive anti-climax. So overall it's a very average film indeed.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 06, 2014, 19:16:24 PM
(http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2011/07/The-Skin-I-live-In-Huge-Poster.jpg)

I watched this film last night.† Alarm mentioned it on the chatbox, and I think he is a big fan of Pedro Almodůvar's films.† It's the tale of highly skilled plastic surgeon who wants to create a type of plastic skin that it is indestructible for his girlfriend.†  Like a lot of Almodůvar's films it has some strong sexual content.† It sort of feels like the sort of film that David Cronenberg would make - what with its fascination with the body and its functions.† It does have some of "Frankenstein's Monster" running through as a theme.† It is told in a sort of flashback-in-the-middle-of-the-film type way(e.g. Pulp Fiction and Citizen Kane).† It does get a bit confusing, but you see all the pieces coming together at the ending. As for the actual film - well, I suppose it is interesting - except I'm not sure the film's message needed to be said.† It's probably worth watching only as a curiosity - especially if you are a fan of Almodůvar - but he has made better films in my opinion. Good film-making technique, but I'm not that taken aback with the execution of the actual story.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on February 07, 2014, 11:23:17 AM
I watched Robocop last night but I haven't quite made up my mind as to how much I like/dislike it yet...but I definitely wasn't as satisfied as I hoped for.

The running time is about 15 minutes longer than the original, but it feels a lot longer. It draaags on. Even once it's gotten into the story there's still periods where it feels slow.

I guess a comparison with the Total Recall remake is obvious, and I would much rather watch that again than Robocop. It's not like this version of Robocop is bad, but I loved the original and I think I'd much rather watch the original one again than this. I'm sure I'll watch it again sometime...but I don't think it'll be before at least 3 years has passed.

That being said there are plenty of things to love about it too, but overall it just didn't really do it for me. But watch it and make up your own mind - you might like it more than me.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Robocop_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 07, 2014, 11:31:00 AM
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Last night I watched The Fifth Estate, a movie based on the book about the Wikileaks website. This film was quite controversial when it came out because it based on one person's account of events and was rubbished by Julian Assange himself. There is no doubting that they have taken more than a few liberties with the story but that doesn't stop it from being a good film. The performance of Benedict Cumberbatch deserves a special mention as he is superb in the lead role. The film is well made and keeps you interested throughout, it certainly gets you thinking about what is true and what isn't too. I definitely recommend giving this a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 09, 2014, 19:25:22 PM
Here's a few that I viewed on Friday and Saturday night :-

(http://img.movieberry.com/static/photos/22644/poster.jpg)

It from Bill Forsyth(Gregory's Girl and Local Hero) - so, it is a sort of whimsical comedy.† Almost Ealing-like in places.† It about two rival feuding ice-cream makers in Glasgow, and a local DJ gets caught in the crossfire.† It's okay, if a bit insubstantial compared to Forsyth's previous works.†

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AD2Fh8KpmRo/TV1dquWXsOI/AAAAAAAACNU/LFo5y5Vbd5o/s400/imallrightjack_ukdvd.jpg)

It's sort of satire on trade unions, and stars Peter Sellers and Ian Carmichael.† It's okay, but probably a bit dated now, as society has changed a lot since it was made.†

(http://www.axiomfilms-shop.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/f63dc5ec28f3175f8a7f615bd217eb71/t/h/the-american-friend-dvd.jpg)

It's based on Patricia Highsmith's novel "Ripley's Game".† It stars Denis Hopper as Tom Ripley - he was never typecast was he?†  :24: Anyway, the plot involves Ripley dealing in fake works of art and getting a frame-maker involved in his deadly plans.† It's interesting, but the movie's pace is way off - far too slow for my liking.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S4A1637kL.jpg)

Then finally, it was the update.† John Malkovitch stars as Ripley.† He plays him as a cultured man -† and very creepy.† Ray Winstone plays his sort of partner.† The plot is vaguely similar to the Wim Wenders' film, but there a few differences, and it must be said it is a much better film.† The pacing is much stronger and much better dramatic tension is in the film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 10, 2014, 00:09:41 AM
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A few nights back I watched The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a comedy about a couple of has been magicians starring Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi. I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish, while the story does a seem a bit like it's been done before the performances of the cast relly pull it up a notch. I am not usually a fan of Jim Carrey but he is absolutely superb in one of the supporting roles and the gorgeous Olivia Wilde brings some welcome eye candy to the whole affair. Definitely worth watching.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 11, 2014, 02:19:44 AM
I just finished watching Peaceful Warrior.† This movie is based on true events of the life of Dan Millman and it is an adaptation of his book where he tells his own story that is a lesson to never give up on one's dreams.† If you haven't watched it, I recommend it.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on February 11, 2014, 16:19:42 PM
I just saw this on the week-end:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/10/The_Lego_Movie_poster.jpg)

I thought it was awesome!† But then, I love LEGO.† It was very entertaining, silly, and funny.

†  dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 11, 2014, 16:37:44 PM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
I just saw this on the week-end:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/10/The_Lego_Movie_poster.jpg)

I thought it was awesome!† But then, I love LEGO.† It was very entertaining, silly, and funny.

†  dZ.

I watched this last night and was about to post about it myself!

Hilarious movie that was hugely enjoyable from start to finish, I especially loved the space man with the broken bit on his helmet. I mean everybody had him as a kid right? Broken helmet included!

I have to give a special mention to the ending of the film too, that last part was so cleaver and well thought out. Top marks for this one!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 11, 2014, 17:18:45 PM
I have to go watch that movie.  All the reviews are quite positive also.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on February 11, 2014, 19:38:12 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"

I watched this last night and was about to post about it myself!

Hilarious movie that was hugely enjoyable from start to finish, I especially loved the space man with the broken bit on his helmet. I mean everybody had him as a kid right? Broken helmet included!

I have to give a special mention to the ending of the film too, that last part was so cleaver and well thought out. Top marks for this one!

I agree, it took me by surprise that they would go with that ending, but it made effect sense. :) :lol:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 12, 2014, 02:38:37 AM
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From Martin Scorsese.† Nicholas Cage plays a disturbed ambulance man.† It has a few interesting moments, but I wouldn't say that it was one of Scorsese's best films.†

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From Billy Wilder.† It's a courtroom drama and has an unexpected twist in the tale.† It's okay, quite interesting in places, but Wilder has made better films.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 12, 2014, 12:36:08 PM
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Finally got to see this in 3D and though a bit different from the usual space films, we loved it! Simplistic yet stunning in detail. Not all that scary but it does make you think about how easily this could happen. It is very difficult to make a movie like this keep it's audience interested but that's where Sandra and George come in. They make it very human, if you follow my meaning. The 3D was not overly used and the sound effects/use of silence was quite good. An inspiring film, very believable.† :113:

(http://www.chicagonow.com/cinemajaw-movies/files/2013/10/gravity_ver4_xlg.jpg)

Watched this last night and I agree, it was a very engaging movie.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on February 13, 2014, 13:44:39 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Finally got to see this in 3D and though a bit different from the usual space films, we loved it! Simplistic yet stunning in detail. Not all that scary but it does make you think about how easily this could happen. It is very difficult to make a movie like this keep it's audience interested but that's where Sandra and George come in. They make it very human, if you follow my meaning. The 3D was not overly used and the sound effects/use of silence was quite good. An inspiring film, very believable.† :113:

(http://www.chicagonow.com/cinemajaw-movies/files/2013/10/gravity_ver4_xlg.jpg)
Engaging? I thought it was much better than that though I fully accept it is not everyone's cup of tea.

Watched this last night and I agree, it was a very engaging movie.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 13, 2014, 14:26:47 PM
How is engaging a bad thing? It's totally the opposite!  :o
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on February 13, 2014, 15:39:11 PM
Could it be that he found it engaging...just not thrilling?
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on February 13, 2014, 19:21:03 PM
Ok lets put this to bed. I found Gravity very engaging and entertaining ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on February 13, 2014, 23:43:11 PM
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Ok lets put this to bed. I found Gravity very engaging and entertaining ;)

I also found it engaging and entertaining, if a bit overbearing with its preaching at times.  Overall, a good movie, with impressive special effects.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on February 14, 2014, 00:12:32 AM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Ok lets put this to bed. I found Gravity very engaging and entertaining ;)

I also found it engaging and entertaining, if a bit overbearing with its preaching at times.  Overall, a good movie, with impressive special effects.
Oh I agree, it is a bit praise be to God like at times but a difficult concept done well I feel.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 14, 2014, 01:02:43 AM
I just finished watching The Legend of Hercules.† I'm still waiting to see what is so legendary about it.† Weak story and so so acting make this one a "must miss" on my list.† I'd rate it 2/10.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on February 14, 2014, 09:45:53 AM
Quote from: "Cryptic33"
Ok lets put this to bed. I found Gravity very engaging and entertaining ;)

I thought it was pretty good. She went from one problem to the next so fast you weren't bored for a second.

Too bad Sandra Bullocks character was so "boring" though. I really missed a scene at the end, where she's in the water, where she shakes her fist at the sky and yells "What's next...sharks?" - that would've been epic. :D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on February 14, 2014, 10:53:17 AM
I think some of the previous posts about Gravity are missing a few positive adjectives.  Not to mention superlatives.

I thought Gravity was superb.  In fact it was outstanding and probably my film of the year. Believable story telling, most of the time, with huge drama, emotion, and intense excitement. That this is all very focused on a sole human struggling to survive, against the odds, orbiting our planet is brilliant.

Quote from: "Sokurah"
Too bad Sandra Bullocks character was so "boring" though. I really missed a scene at the end, where she's in the water, where she shakes her fist at the sky and yells "What's next...sharks?" - that would've been epic. :D
George Clooney played the confident, probably over confident, career astronaut so very well.  The contrast with Sandra Bullock added depth to the characters.  Sandra Bullock was portraying an engineer on her first space mission.  I'm not sure how else she could have played it!?!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on February 14, 2014, 11:00:51 AM
Haha, you misunderstood me. She played it absolutely fine and I couldn't have wished for a better actress in the role.

The "boring" comment was relating to why the character didn't crack that joke in the end. After all that tension it would've been great to end it on a smile. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Mire Mare on February 14, 2014, 12:23:11 PM
Quote from: "Sokurah"
Haha, you misunderstood me. She played it absolutely fine and I couldn't have wished for a better actress in the role.

The "boring" comment was relating to why the character didn't crack that joke in the end. After all that tension it would've been great to end it on a smile. :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 15, 2014, 01:39:51 AM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
I just saw this on the week-end:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/10/The_Lego_Movie_poster.jpg)

I thought it was awesome!† But then, I love LEGO.† It was very entertaining, silly, and funny.

†  dZ.

I just watched this and I have to agree, it is a very entertaining and funny movie!† Well worth watching.† :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on February 15, 2014, 11:59:12 AM
I agree with you both and I remember saying it would have been nice to have Sandra say something different at the end but I really enjoyed this film for being different and very "human" as I said in my original post.

I want to see the Lego film now whoot! (I know no-one says 'whoot' anymore - it's a retro thing)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 15, 2014, 15:24:45 PM
I watched Philomena last night.† This is really an excellent move based on true events.† A mother who was forced to give up her son decides to search for him many years later with the help of a reporter.† Truly an amazing story with top notch acting from both Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 15, 2014, 15:28:53 PM
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I watched Runner Runner last night, a film about gambling and corruption. It was an enjoyable watch that ticked along quite nicely without ever really getting going. It was also pretty predictable throughout but the strong cast helped it raise the bar a little. It's nothing that original and it's not going to wow anybody but if you like Justin Timberlake or are interested in gambling then you will likely enjoy it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 15, 2014, 21:20:25 PM
Quote from: "Sokurah"
I watched Robocop last night but I haven't quite made up my mind as to how much I like/dislike it yet...but I definitely wasn't as satisfied as I hoped for.

The running time is about 15 minutes longer than the original, but it feels a lot longer. It draaags on. Even once it's gotten into the story there's still periods where it feels slow.

I guess a comparison with the Total Recall remake is obvious, and I would much rather watch that again than Robocop. It's not like this version of Robocop is bad, but I loved the original and I think I'd much rather watch the original one again than this. I'm sure I'll watch it again sometime...but I don't think it'll be before at least 3 years has passed.

That being said there are plenty of things to love about it too, but overall it just didn't really do it for me. But watch it and make up your own mind - you might like it more than me.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Robocop_poster.jpg)

I just watched Robocop.† I have to say that it is just an OK movie.† It is nothing like the original.† The violence has been toned down significantly and the story is very different in itself.† The black suit worked better than I thought it would, though.† Regardless, this is one movie I'd unlikely watch again.†

I should mention, and this just a curiosity, that Jay Baruchel is one of the actors in this movie.† He plays the role of Tom Pope in the movie but many of us know him for his voice work on How to Train Your Dragon as Hiccup.† :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 17, 2014, 03:10:08 AM
Just watched another movie based on true events.† This time the movie is called Pride and it is loosely based upon the true story of Philadelphia swim coach James "Jim" Ellis.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 17, 2014, 20:59:59 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Sokurah"
I watched Robocop last night but I haven't quite made up my mind as to how much I like/dislike it yet...but I definitely wasn't as satisfied as I hoped for.

The running time is about 15 minutes longer than the original, but it feels a lot longer. It draaags on. Even once it's gotten into the story there's still periods where it feels slow.

I guess a comparison with the Total Recall remake is obvious, and I would much rather watch that again than Robocop. It's not like this version of Robocop is bad, but I loved the original and I think I'd much rather watch the original one again than this. I'm sure I'll watch it again sometime...but I don't think it'll be before at least 3 years has passed.

That being said there are plenty of things to love about it too, but overall it just didn't really do it for me. But watch it and make up your own mind - you might like it more than me.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Robocop_poster.jpg)

I just watched Robocop.† I have to say that it is just an OK movie.† It is nothing like the original.† The violence has been toned down significantly and the story is very different in itself.† The black suit worked better than I thought it would, though.† Regardless, this is one movie I'd unlikely watch again.†

I should mention, and this just a curiosity, that Jay Baruchel is one of the actors in this movie.† He plays the role of Tom Pope in the movie but many of us know him for his voice work on How to Train Your Dragon as Hiccup.† :)

MY TURN!

I watched Robocop last night and you know what, I enjoyed it. It's a completely different film to the original, it's less about the violence and one liners and more about telling a story. It asks questions and puts forward moral arguments and makes you really think. I actually like the way they went for a totally different approach as I don't think they could match the original, a bit like Total Recall.

I have to say that Michael Keaton was excellent, he was the stand out actor in the film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 20, 2014, 16:42:12 PM
Last night I watched :-

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It's a French film about an Algerian immigrant who joins the French Resistance in WW2.† Interesting premise, but the actually film's story is quite tedious and plodding.† Not a lot there to interest people.

Then I watched the following :-

Quote from: "The Laird"
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Last night I watched Bernie, based on a true story its a really clever film about an undertaker in Texas. It tells the story like a documentary but cuts back and forth from actual scenes making up the movie. Jack Black is just superb in the lead role and the film is also quite amusing at times too. I can see why this won so many awards, I really suggest everyone out there watches it.

Yeah, Jack Black was superb in the title role.† Interesting that it's based on a true story as well.† Definitely worth watching.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on February 22, 2014, 23:11:45 PM
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Last night I watched The Prisoners, a movie I had actually been looking forward to watching for some time. It's a psychological thriller about some children who go missing and a local Sheriff who has to find them. The acting in this film is superb, Paul Dano in particular but its the way the film is made that pleased me the most. The answer seems obvious at the beginning and lets you continue to think that while dropping little hints to add to the mystery, it gives you just enough to work with and try to work things out for yourself, and I like that. Definitely a move worth watching!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 05, 2014, 21:45:47 PM
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I watched American Hustle last night and thoroughly enjoyed it, it wasn't your usual con man movie and was made even better by the excellent acting throughout. It's a great example of how a strong cast can make a movie even better and the whole film is just so stylishly done. My only small criticism is that it was a little on the long side, I don't think it needed to be over 2 hours!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on March 06, 2014, 00:07:39 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/SafetyNotGuaranteed.jpg)

I watched last night "Safety Not Guaranteed." It's one of those indie "quirky" comedies, like Juno.

It's about a cheap-tabloid journalist who pursues the story behind a Craig-Lists ad seeking a partner for a time-travel trip to the past.† The ad itself is interesting enough that it would draw anybody's attention:

Quote
Wanted: Someone to go back in time with me.† This is not a joke.† You'll get paid after we get back.† You must bring your own weapons.†  Have only done this once before. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED.

I found it interesting, though a bit slow at times.† However, I must say that the end made up for any missteps in the rest of the movie.† I was glad that after all the ambiguity and innuendos, the filmmakers took a bold stance.

I was impressed, and enjoyed it very much.

† dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 06, 2014, 02:51:17 AM
That does sound interesting.  I've added it to Netflix.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on March 06, 2014, 13:01:40 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
That does sound interesting.  I've added it to Netflix.  :)

The most interesting part is that, it's not a sci-fi movie, more like a drama, and there is no time-travel going on.

It's not wonderful, and at times I felt like it was going nowhere (and these sort of quirky movies don't really attract me).

However, like I said, the ending impressed me.  It wasn't surprising at all; I just thought it was a hell of a lot more satisfying than what I would have imagined the "Hollywood" ending to be.  Imagine "Kapax," but with a proper resolution, for better or worse.

    dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 06, 2014, 13:32:41 PM
Well, I liked K-Pax, so I may end up liking this movie as well.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 06, 2014, 19:20:17 PM
Its a good movie, I think I wrote about it here ages ago.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 14, 2014, 21:31:04 PM
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Watched Anchorman 2 in eager anticipation a couple of nights ago and wasn't disappointed at all, it is every bit as good as the first movie if not better! It manages to be the same but completely different at the same time and has some brilliant nods to real life. One of the funniest films to come out for a long time this movie is simply unmissable in my opinion.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on March 16, 2014, 10:12:36 AM
I watched Anchorman 2 yesterday and it is absolutely hilarious. This is Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at their brilliant best. A hugely epic comedy storyline that adds a few new characters but continues to add depth to the existing ones we all know and love. Steve Carrell almost steals the show as Brick Tamlin, he is so believably stupid and there is some fantastic cameos from some really well known faces from start to finish.
It truly is laugh out loud funny at parts and has some real memorable lines and set pieces like the original. If your a fan of Ferrell/McKay or comedy in general... watch this now and then watch it again. 9/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 23, 2014, 00:22:08 AM
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A few nights ago I watched Better Living Through Chemistry after being encouraged by the interesting name and great cast and I am glad I did. This quirky little film is both amusing and entertaining in equal measures and should probably be a lot more well-known than it is. The story and plot that all revolves around a small town Pharmacist in America is well written and very original, I can't even think of another film out there to compare it to. Despite the light hearted nature of the movie it also touches on a few other interesting issues and while this isn't a film that will blow you away, it is an enjoyable watch and something a bit different to everything else out there.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 23, 2014, 01:22:42 AM
I just finished watching Justice League: War.† This is a new movie in the New 52 continuity in the DC Universe.† I really enjoyed the movie but if you are not familiar with the New 52 or just don't like it, you probably won't enjoy it.† The movie has top notch animation and the actors do a good job.† You do have to get used to the new voices also since the actors are not the ones everyone has been used to for some of the roles.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Vyothric on March 23, 2014, 01:42:53 AM
Robocop trilogy.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on March 23, 2014, 09:46:24 AM
Watched 2 Guns last night. I just love Denzel Washington's movies. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 23, 2014, 17:56:23 PM
Last night I watched the following :-

(http://images.moviepostershop.com/silent-running-movie-poster-1972-1020209768.jpg)

The classic 1970s sci-fi had been on Film 4 recently, and I caught-up with it.† It's got the "eco theme" running through it.† Interesting stuff.† Plus, the two robot companions.† I'm not sure about the songs in the film though.

Then I watched this :-

(http://okanakinci.com/wp-content/uploads/gattaca.jpg)

I had never seen it before.† It's from 1997 - so it has been around for a while now.† It's the story about how a genetically deficient human plans to get into the astronaut scheme.† It's set sometime in the future.† It's actually quite interesting because of the plot developments - a few of which I didn't see coming.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 23, 2014, 18:01:59 PM
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Last night I watched Lone Survivor, a war film set in Afghanistan based on a true story and starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. It tells the story of an elite bunch of soldiers sent into the mountains to take out some key Taliban personal hiding there. The film is nothing particularly original but the story is well told and the acting is up to scratch. If you like war movies then you most likely enjoy this, everyone else should probably steer clear.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 25, 2014, 21:53:03 PM
(http://fontsinuse.com/static/reviews/0/51751cea/full/2013-04-The-Great-Gatsby-Poster-7.jpg)

Last night I watched the above film.† I had read the book and seen the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.† This version was directed by Baz Luhrmann and he turns everything up to 11!† It can make your head dizzy.† From the middle of the film - it sort of bogs down in the narrative.† I'm not sure about some of the modern touches to it.† Leo was good as Gatsby, but the rest of the cast less so.† It's okay - but perhaps one for Gatsby fans only.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 26, 2014, 21:32:17 PM
(http://static2.hypable.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/les-miserables-movie-poster.jpg)

Last night I watched the above film.† I'm not really a fan of musicals - and I hadn't read the book or seen the play on which it was based.† It was okay, but didn't convert to me to musicals.† Russell Crowe couldn't sing in this!† One for fans only.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 26, 2014, 23:40:21 PM
I finished watching Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Parts 1 & 2.† This movie is an adaptation of the cartoon by Frank Miller and it is as fantastic as the comic book was.† Highly recommended if you like Batman.

[align=center:2paa3g6f](http://cdn3.whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/DKR1.jpg)[/align:2paa3g6f]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on March 27, 2014, 20:06:06 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I finished watching Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Parts 1 & 2.  This movie is an adaptation of the cartoon by Frank Miller and it is as fantastic as the comic book was.  Highly recommended if you like Batman.


Agreed, both parts are fantastic and i was pleasently suprised how good this was and so close to the original content. I highly recommend Batman:Year One aswell if you havent seen it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on March 27, 2014, 22:47:08 PM
[align=center:3v8jtd39](http://thesecondtake.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Bad_Ass_Production_Poster.jpg)[/align:3v8jtd39]

Many of you will remember Epic Beard Man, the old guy who beat up a bunch of thugs on a bus in America and how he became an internet legend. Some of you may also remember the Danny Trejo film based on his story that came not long after. Well a couple of years later they have made a sequel based on totally made up events! Danny Trejo is back in the lead roll and he is joined by an equally over the top Danny Glover. If you want to watch a feel good action comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously then it's well worth a watch, I enjoyed it anyway!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 13, 2014, 17:40:33 PM
I just watched Non-Stop with Liam Neeson.† I thought it was a pretty good thriller.† It is not a spectacular movie but it deserves a 7/10 just fine.†

[align=center:1g0y3605](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/NonStop_zps1c89ddc7.png)[/align:1g0y3605]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 14, 2014, 15:57:38 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just watched Non-Stop with Liam Neeson.† I thought it was a pretty good thriller.† It is not a spectacular movie but it deserves a 7/10 just fine.†

[align=center:32qtnuxs](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/NonStop_zps1c89ddc7.png)[/align:32qtnuxs]

I was just thinking that Liam Neeson has sort of turned himself into an action hero nowadays - especially with things like Taken, Unknown and the film that you watched(which I think star's Downton Abbey's "Lady Mary" aka Michelle Dockery.† Funny how this sort of thing has happened - as I remember him in things like Michael Collins and Schindler's List.†

Anyway, last night I watched the following :-

(http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/51fefc05ecad04034500001e-960/thor%20the%20dark%20world%20poster.jpg)

The sequel to Thor.† It's got a slightly less complex plot than the first film.† Thor is a difficult character to put into a film - I suppose the love story with Jane Foster(Natalie Portman) helps here.† As usual - it's Loki that steals the show in this film - sadly, he isn't the main bad guy - that honour goes to Christopher Ecclestone as a "Dark Elf".† It's okay, a well made blockbuster superhero film - but really not adding much to the character of Thor or covering anything that we haven't already seen in other superhero films - certainly not on a par with The Avengers : Assemble or Nolan's Batman trilogy.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 14, 2014, 18:42:44 PM
I watched the new Thor film recently too and I pretty much agree with your thoughts there  :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 15, 2014, 13:48:24 PM
Attention sci-fi lovers - I watched the following last night :-

(http://fanart.tv/api/download.php?type=download&image=47350&section=3)

It's a standalone tale set sometime during season 3 of Babylon 5.† It was made for the DVD/video market.† It's okay as standalone tales go - interesting in places.† Definitely don't attempt to watch it without having viewed up to season 3 of Babylon 5 beforehand though.† It also misses the characters of Londo and G'Kar.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 15, 2014, 15:00:58 PM
I can't see the image.  Which of the B5 movies was it?
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 17, 2014, 03:38:40 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I can't see the image.† Which of the B5 movies was it?

Blast!† It was Thirdspace.†  

Anyway, last night I watched this :-

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Prisoners_zpsd2244370.jpg)

It starred Hugh Jackman as a father desperately searching for his abducted children.† As thrillers go, it was so-so.† The ending you probably won't see coming though.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 17, 2014, 03:50:49 AM
I changed the image for Thirdspace.  Now, I can't see this new one either.  LOL 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 18, 2014, 02:08:34 AM
Quote from: "Minerals"
Last night i has the pleasure of watching:

(http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/img7/WolfofWallStreetNewposterNovrlsfull1.jpg)

I was finally able to watch this.† It is 3 hours long but it really is well made.† Leo did a great job also in his role.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 18, 2014, 04:30:52 AM
I just finished watching Blades of Glory.† This was just plain ridiculously funny.† Quite the unlikely pair of figure skaters!† LOL

[align=center:7fiayxam](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/BladesofGlory_zps40986e93.jpg)[/align:7fiayxam]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 18, 2014, 15:27:02 PM
(http://filmclub.trinitylower.net/files/2014/02/monsters-university-movie-poster-3725.jpg)

I watched this film last night.† A bit sub par from Pixar - their last couple of efforts haven't been that great.† It's a shame as the original Monsters Inc. was superb.† I really hope that Pixar can get back to their former greatness.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 19, 2014, 16:35:02 PM
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/ManofSteel_zpscae784f2.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It had Henry Cavill as "the Man of Steel".† It's an interesting take on the Superman story.† I think that it suffers perhaps from having to be an origin story(but then I think that a lot of superhero movies do).† I also think that having the last third act turn into a "smashy fighting CGI fest" was a mistake.† Tended to make my head spin - far too much going on there.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 20, 2014, 02:34:42 AM
Katzkatz, I just fixed your poster images.  I ended up hosting them because they don't show up from that site you link the images from.  I guess they have hotlinking blocked.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 20, 2014, 05:05:55 AM
Okay - thank you TrekMD.¬†  :77:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 20, 2014, 11:53:04 AM
(http://images.fan-de-cinema.com/affiches/large/ac/47793.jpg)

Last night I watched Mr. Brooks with Kevin Costner.† He plays a mild mannered business man with a loving family - and guess what he's a psycho!† As you are!†  :71:† Think Dexter.† It's actually a very interesting story in this film - and it will keep you guessing till the end.† Good performance from Costner as well - and I'm no Costner fan.† Quite a different role from his usual "clean cut" character that he usually plays.†

(http://cdn.gowatchit.com/posters/original/movie_47348.jpg)

I then watched Fracture with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling.† Hopkins plays a criminal who plays a cat-and-mouse game via the courts with lawyer(Gosling).† A pretty good thriller with a good plot.† Perhaps only the ending felt a bit of a letdown in sorting out all of the threads - but that is minor quibble.† Good to see Hopkins get a decent meaty role again.†

PS - I hope the images show-up TrekMD.† I did try and get them off of a different site.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 20, 2014, 14:24:05 PM
Those two look like interesting movies.  And yes, the posters are showing.  ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 23, 2014, 01:20:49 AM
I just watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier.† Excellent movie!† Marvel did a great job with this movie and it ties quite nicely with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.†

[align=center:3gyxs32c](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/captain-america-the-winter-soldier-film-posters-9_zps76c8930b.jpg)[/align:3gyxs32c]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Minerals on April 23, 2014, 19:18:34 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier.† Excellent movie!† Marvel did a great job with this movie and it ties quite nicely with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.†

[align=center:3mvyiwpw](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/captain-america-the-winter-soldier-film-posters-9_zps76c8930b.jpg)[/align:3mvyiwpw]

Watched Winter Soldier recently aswell. A step up from the first film for me and much better then Thor:Dark World, fantastic action scenes,† great story and continues the Avengers and Shield storylines really well.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 24, 2014, 12:50:50 PM
(http://media.sfx.co.uk/files/2013/05/Europa-Report-poster.jpg)

I watched this film last night.† It's about a group of astronauts traveling to Jupiter's Europa moon to search for extra terrestrial life.† It's similar to The Blair Witch Project.† A bit predictable, but it is well made and executed.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 24, 2014, 13:31:29 PM
I had heard of that movie but I've not watched it. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: flatapex on April 24, 2014, 21:20:30 PM
last one i watched was downfall :D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on April 24, 2014, 21:52:43 PM
I have watched loads of movies recently and just keep forgetting to post about them so here is a bit of a catch-up!

[align=center:3jn44kjz](http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1gmRG1rTEM4/UjxLdvwEK_I/AAAAAAAAAB4/Ybm7Ajitwog/s1600/Snowpiercer+Film.jpg)[/align:3jn44kjz]

Snowpiercer is an absolutely fantastic movie set in the future where thanks to some stupid acts of us humans the world has plunged into a new super ice age. Nobody can live in the outside world anymore because they just freeze to death and the last people alive are all trapped on a train that continues to run along a track that loops round the world. The film's story is very much one of the class system and the problems with it as the 3rd class passengers begin to rebel against first class. I highly recommend this film to everyone, it's a great social commentary wrapped up in a Hollywood script.

[align=center:3jn44kjz](http://s17.postimg.org/v9iutmuin/The_Machine_2013_BR.jpg)[/align:3jn44kjz]

Another award winning film with some highly thought provoking inner depths. It follows the story of a scientist and his development of cyborg implants that can help cure defects in humans such as missing limbs, brain damage and failing organs. But the effects of these implants are not straight forward and all the funding for their development is coming from the military. The movie takes lots of twists and turns and some little back stories that jump in and out of the film cleverly meaning you stay interested throughout. Another top recommendation from me.

[align=center:3jn44kjz](http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/need_for_speed.jpg)[/align:3jn44kjz]

And now for something totally mindless! Need For Speed is the film of the popular video game series and stars Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad. The movie is fast and furious (intentional reference!) with lots of amazing stunts and a decent story too. There is also a great supporting actor performance from the brilliant Michael Keaton. My only small problem with the movie was that Aaron Paul is still just Jesse Pinkman and you keep waiting for him to call somebody a bitch! Great slice of brainless fun though that does exactly what it says on the tin.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 26, 2014, 01:11:21 AM
(http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/The%20Devil%27s%20Double%20newposter1.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It based on a real life story, namely Udan Hussein's double.† It's very violent.† It has that sort of Scarface vibe about it.† Perhaps it could have been more profound about how the double's life was changed - but that didn't seem to happen in the film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 26, 2014, 01:20:11 AM
Can't see the poster, Katz.† In any case, I just watched Divergent.† I found it to be an average movie.† It felt too long, though the story was interesting.† I give it a 6/10.

[align=center:25qzivv6](http://content7.flixster.com/movie/11/17/46/11174665_800.jpg)[/align:25qzivv6]
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on April 26, 2014, 09:53:40 AM
Yeah I watched Divergent at the Cinema on Wednesday and I enjoyed it but like you say Trek it was way to long. Dragged out story if I have ever seen one.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 27, 2014, 12:42:25 PM
(http://media.arkansasonline.com/img/photos/2013/08/22/resized_99265-amour-poster_89-17399_t1000.JPG?cc6fa094ad523b984325c7879220d3883a443e7f)

Last night I watched Michael Haneke's Amour.† It's the story about an old married couple, one of whom suffers a stroke, and how they have to deal with the eventual death.† It's harrowing in places, but a touching story about how love makes you cope with these difficult situations.†

P.S. - TrekMD, I edited by previous post about The Devil's Double to show the film's poster.† I hope that it has worked.† I hope my other poster is seen as well.† Seems like I pick the wrong sites to show them here.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 27, 2014, 14:22:52 PM
Devil's Double shows.  Cant' see Amour. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 27, 2014, 15:40:53 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Devil's Double shows.  Cant' see Amour.

I changed it.  I hope it shows.  I do preview it.  It seems that I do keep picking the wrong sites for getting the posters! 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 27, 2014, 15:53:03 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Devil's Double shows.  Cant' see Amour.

I changed it.  I hope it shows.  I do preview it.  It seems that I do keep picking the wrong sites for getting the posters!

It shows now.  Yes, many sites don't allow the hotlinking and sometimes you can't tell because your browser has cached the image.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 27, 2014, 15:59:28 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Devil's Double shows.  Cant' see Amour.

I changed it.  I hope it shows.  I do preview it.  It seems that I do keep picking the wrong sites for getting the posters!

It shows now.  Yes, many sites don't allow the hotlinking and sometimes you can't tell because your browser has cached the image.  :)

Ahhhh - that might be why I've been having problems here lately.  Okay.  I'll try to keep that in mind for the future. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 28, 2014, 16:28:29 PM
(http://shazza91321.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/img_20130819_134507_0.jpg)

I watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 last night.† Bright, retina burning colours - check.† Cute CGI characters - check.† LSD inspired visuals - check.† Talking monkeys which say : "Steve." - check.† Foodanimals - check.† Lots of stuff then.† It was entertaining in its own way.† If you have young children then they'll love it.† The plot this time is okay - but once you finish the film you will feel a bit underwhelmed.† It's just lacks the pizazz of the original.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 29, 2014, 13:26:38 PM
(http://onesheetdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/Babylon_5.jpg)

I watched Babylon 5 : River of Souls last night.† It's okay.† It has Ian McShane(Lovejoy, Deadwood) in it.† It's probably not the best of the TV movies from Babylon 5 though - from what I've seen of them so far.

(http://capcy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/movie-mind-melt-4-acid-trips-on-film.jpe)

I then watched David Cronenberg's Videodrome.† It starred James Woods and Debbie Harry(of Blondie fame).† Commenting on how cable TV/videos/films can affect you via the mass media - it's probably a lot relevant now than when it was first released; even though I'm not sure what conclusion to draw from the film's actual message.† Interesting, but I think Cronenberg has made better films than this.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 03, 2014, 11:04:46 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"

[align=center:833qu4df](http://s17.postimg.org/v9iutmuin/The_Machine_2013_BR.jpg)[/align:833qu4df]

Another award winning film with some highly thought provoking inner depths. It follows the story of a scientist and his development of cyborg implants that can help cure defects in humans such as missing limbs, brain damage and failing organs. But the effects of these implants are not straight forward and all the funding for their development is coming from the military. The movie takes lots of twists and turns and some little back stories that jump in and out of the film cleverly meaning you stay interested throughout. Another top recommendation from me.




Yeah, I watched this last night.† It's an interesting sci-fi tale.† Has a sort of Bladerunner/Pinocchio vibe to it.†


Then I watched this :-

(http://www.flicksandbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/trance-2013-movie-poster.jpg)

It's called Trance and it's the latest from Danny Boyle.† It's sort of a heist/mystery thriller.† The trouble is - I think it doesn't know what it wants to be.† The plot is very convoluted.† It's too stylised as well.† Trying to be too clever for its own good.† A great cast is sad wasted in this.† Not one of Boyle's best.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on May 06, 2014, 00:06:04 AM
Watched this tonight:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ACHV9IFI3cg/TxhGtsEfiZI/AAAAAAAAJL0/Q82-jboFvvk/s1600/Underworld-Awakening-Film-Poster-4.jpg)

I like the whole series and this one is good but not quite Carling, if you know what I mean. I thought the opening sequence plausible but contradictory. I mean, how could humans catch Selene given her vastly superior moves and abilities, never mind both her and Michael.† Still, after I got over that the film starts as it intends to continue, with lots of action. Kate Beckinsale has never looked so sexy, cool and clever all at the same time. She is a good example of how women are now getting the lead roles they deserve. This is a good kick-ass/but don't get too cocky film with a heroin and would-be hero. I enjoyed it and recommend it to any fans of the Underworld series.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 07, 2014, 15:33:10 PM
(http://stuffpoint.com/science-fiction/image/297922-science-fiction-babylon-5-the-legend-of-the-rangers-wallpaper.jpg)

More of Babylon 5.† The Legends of the Rangers movie.† It took a while for it to getting going, but it's one of the better B5 movies.† Good to see G'Kar as well.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 08, 2014, 10:59:36 AM
(http://images.moviepostershop.com/none-but-the-lonely-heart-movie-poster-1944-1020528619.jpg)

None But the Lonely Heart with Cary Grant and Ethel Barrymore.† It's unusual seeing Grant in a dramatic role(aside from his work with Hitchcock).† Grant plays a "cockney" layabout who comes home to help his sick mother run a shop - he is then forced into a life of crime to pay the bills.† The film meanders its way along and doesn't feel convincing in any way.† Grant doesn't come across as a loser type - and the film is way too melodramatic.† Perhaps one for Grant fans only.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 11, 2014, 17:04:19 PM
Quote from: "Sokurah"


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/69/Blancanieves_poster.jpg)

Interesting movie. Made just like "The Artist" - silent, in black and white and filmed in 4:3 format. Set early in the 1920's in Seville (iirc) and to keep it short, is basically a retelling of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" set in Spain and centered around bullfighting (Blancanieves means Snow White in Spanish). I liked it, but it's nowhere near as good as The Artist.


Yep - I watched this last night.† It's very interesting - striking imagery and the music(especially for the bullfighting scenes) is amasing.† As you said though, not as good as The Artist.†

I then watched :-

(http://www.cinemacom.com/50s-sci-fi/donovans-brain-2.jpg)

It's a 50s sci-fi B movie.† A millionaire's brain is kept alive in a tank by a scientist and then starts getting ideas of its own.† It's very hokey and perhaps a bit dated.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 13, 2014, 13:28:07 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/B5-ACtA.jpg)

I watched another spin-off movie from B5.† I only have two more to go and then I'm done.† Anyway, this one was probably the best one that I've seen so far.† Sheridan is in it - and that does give it some gravitas.† It sets up the other spin-off Crusade.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 15, 2014, 23:46:25 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ4ubQNZsitvnQKFd-XMOnXYQ05XRRInUGiwV22zqDyNgenvjmQ3g)

I went to the cinema to see Locke.† A small British film starring Tom Hardy and written and directed by Stephen Knight(who made Hummingbird - which I mentioned a while ago in this thread).† Hardy plays a construction manager on the eve of the most important day in his career, who receives a phone call which sets in motion a series of events that change his life forever.† It's sort of a "one man show" like Phone Booth and Buried.† Hardy is superb - as is indeed the rest of the cast(via his in-car telephone).† It's compelling in places.† Sadly though, I was expecting a bit more - as I thought that Hummingbird was superb.† It's probably not cinematic enough as well.† Watch only if it comes on free to air TV is my recommendation.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on May 16, 2014, 23:20:37 PM
I haven't watched this one yet...but plan to.
Found this on Twitter though. Pretty funny. :-D

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bnx9n29IEAAo8lf.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 17, 2014, 12:45:59 PM
Quote from: "Sokurah"
I haven't watched this one yet...but plan to.
Found this on Twitter though. Pretty funny. :-D

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bnx9n29IEAAo8lf.jpg)

 :24: :24:

Anyway, last night I watched the following :-

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b0/Ripley_Under_Ground_FilmPoster.jpeg)

This time around Barry Pepper plays Ripley. He is a young man who tries to pass himself off as a dead artist.† It has the usual stuff that you sort of expect from a Ripley tale - but it is definitely an inferior entry.† The director doesn't seem to have the feel for the material.† There is some miscasting as well.† It was a straight to video release - I suppose I can see why.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 19, 2014, 13:23:38 PM
(http://moviebuzzers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Alpha-Papa-poster.jpg)

I watched this last night.† It did feel like an extended TV episode - which I suspect on the whole is a good thing, because it meant that it sort of stayed true to its roots.† It was also good that it was only 90 minutes long - and so didn't out stay its welcome.† It was funny in places - but I wouldn't say that it was up to the standard that was set in the TV series.† A good film - but not touching comic greatness. I'm not sure how well the humour will work in other countries - namely the US.† I know that had a limited release in the US at the start of the year - but I think Partridge isn't that well known over there.† Maybe our US residents can verify that?†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on May 23, 2014, 21:47:41 PM
[align=center:2zfpa1ji](http://www.play4movie.com/file_wallpaper/1112/gallery/OR_Walk%20of%20Shame%202014%20movie%20Wallpaper%201600x1200.jpg)[/align:2zfpa1ji]

I watched Walk Of Shame the other night, I really enjoyable comedy starring the gorgeous Elizabeth Banks. She plays a straight edge news reader who goes on a crazy night out with her friends after her life seemingly falls apart in a matter of hours. A night of hilarity ensues that has you cringing and laughing in equal measures. Something a bit different to all the teen comedies out there right now and well worth a watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 29, 2014, 10:47:51 AM
I watched a film that Spector would like very much† :-

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSmHO_SCkhPGwSeO-KBn_h1HwZJELvVBtQHd5pd5UJSsOZtjAR6)

 :24:

It's the tale of his first trial.† Helen Mirren plays his lawyer and Al Pacino plays the famous music producer.† It's well acted - perhaps only of interest to people who are interested in Phil Spector.† It's quite sympathetic to Spector and does portray him in quite a good light.†


Then I re-watched this :-

(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/48/MPW-24218)

The Scorsese remake.† I had seen the original as well.† It's still very good as a thriller - and I like the way the characters are much more shady in this version.† The only thing that lets it down is the ending - far too melodramatic and over the top.† It also goes on for too long.† Good performances from Juliette Lewis and De Niro in this.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 04, 2014, 22:03:13 PM
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Last night I watched The Monuments Men and thoroughly enjoyed it! It's supposedly based on a true story about a group of art enthusiasts who join the US army and then head to Europe to help locate and protect the great works of art before the Nazi's take them away for good! The whimsical story rolls along nicely and is helped greatly by the all-star cast, I especially enjoyed John Goodman's performance. I highly recommend this movie to one and all, it has a little bit of everything in it from war and death to comedy and romance.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Scooter-Computer on June 05, 2014, 02:39:19 AM
I just watched a GREAT movie you have never heard of
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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 13, 2014, 18:24:13 PM
I just finished watching The Normal Heart.† This movie is based on a play and it is an autobiography by Larry Kramer (an LGBT activist).† The events depicted in the movie take place during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and show the efforts to get funding for AIDS research.† The film has an excellent cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, and Julia Roberts.† Matt Bomer lost a lot of weight to look the part of his character, Felix Turner, who dies of AIDS complications.

This movie is very well done and it really touches on how scary this was in those days when we didn't even know the cause of AIDS.† Hell, it was called GRIDS (Gay Related ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome) in the early 80's.† I went through medical school from 1988-1992 and then did postgraduate training in the mid '90s.† I saw many patients with HIV/AIDS and we were always afraid for ourselves and not being accidentally exposed to the virus.† In those days we did not have the treatments we have now that can even prevent infection.† I lost a number of patients to this virus, so this movie brought back some sad memories.

If you have a chance, watch this movie.† Mind you, this is an HBO movie, so expect to see some nudity and hear some vulgar language.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 15, 2014, 01:31:10 AM
(http://worldcinemareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/The-Double-2013-Movie-Poster.jpg)

I went to the cinema to see the above film.† It's a small British film.† It's sort of loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel of the same name.† Jesse Eisenberg plays a downtrodden worker in a government agency who finds out he has a doppelganger!† Then hilarity ensures - no it goes pear shaped!† It's very reminiscent of Terry Gilliam's Brazil in both look and themes.† It's interesting - if some what derivative.† It's also directed and written by Richard Ayoade(of the TV show The IT Crowd).†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 16, 2014, 21:38:38 PM
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At the weekend I watched Cuban Fury and it was absolutely hilarious. I am a huge fan of both Nick Frost and Chris O'Dowd so that was my main reason for watching it and I wasn't disappointed as both of them were hilarious! I was really surprised to see Ian McShane in a starring role and overall it was the cast who made an already hilarious film even funnier. Highly recommended to one and all.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 21, 2014, 03:43:37 AM
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I watched this last night.† I liked the director's previous work District 9.† This sort of has potential - like District 9 it does try to use sci-fi to try and tackle social issues - here - it is commenting on capitalism and how you have a bourgeoisie and proletariat.† It doesn't deliver the goods though - not a bad film, but it could have been better.† District 9 was a high benchmark for intelligent sci-fi, so it had a lot to live up to in that way.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 25, 2014, 00:05:22 AM
So, I got to watch Maleficent and, after reading so much negativity about it, I was surprised with the movie.† It may not be an award-winning movie but it is not bad either.† I found myself enjoying it and things in the end turned out to be interesting.† I must say that Angelina was the perfect Maleficent.† I give it a 7/10.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on June 25, 2014, 00:27:32 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
So, I got to watch Maleficent and, after reading so much negativity about it, I was surprised with the movie.† It may not be an award-winning movie but it is not bad either.† I found myself enjoying it and things in the end turned out to be interesting.† I must say that Angelina was the perfect Maleficent.† I give it a 7/10.†

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I watched this last weekend and pretty much agree 100%
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 12, 2014, 20:05:44 PM
I finished watching The Station Agent last night and I was pleasantly surprised with this movie.† This movie is the tale of Finbar McBride (played by Peter Dinklage), a dwarf who works in a New York model train store. When its owner dies, Fin finds himself inheriting an old train depot in New Jersey. The owner's lawyer asks him if he's been to Newfoundland: 'It's pretty but there's nothing out there. Nothing.' You get the feeling that's exactly what Fin wants. He moves there to escape and read train timetables, but finds himself drawn into the lives of the people around him.† I highly recommend this film which proves that having a low budget does not have to equal a poorly made movie.† I give it a 9/10.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TL on July 13, 2014, 13:57:54 PM
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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 18, 2014, 13:43:49 PM
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I finally got around to watching Captain Phillips last night on my Sky box.† I know that I'm late to the party on this one - I did plan on catching it at the cinema when it was released - but something came up.† Anyway, it's based on a real life story of the first hijacking of an American sea vessel in 200 years.† Tom Hanks plays the captain - and I have to say that it's probably the best performance that he has ever given.† It's a pretty good tense thriller - but I think that even if you didn't know the story(which I didn't) then you'll know the probable outcome of the ending anyway.† Paul Greengrass does sort of try and tie-in themes of globisation - at least at the beginning with Hanks' character's speech to his wife.† There is the familiar "shakey cam" going for that documentary look that Greengrass loves.† Get the seasickness pills ready!† I did read up on the story on the internet afterwards - and it's interesting how the crew is planning on suing the shipping line - as well as they have come out against the Captain's story.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 19, 2014, 15:11:24 PM
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Last night I watched About Time.† A romantic comedy from Richard Curtis.† It has a sort of time travel element to it.† Yes - it's a bit sentimental in places - but I do think that it's quite well balanced out with dealing with some grown-up issues - especially towards the end.† Bill Nighy as the dad is superb - he steals the show.† It's probably Curtis' best work as a director.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 20, 2014, 12:04:35 PM
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I watched Re-Animator last night.† Based on a tale by H P Lovecraft and starring Jeffrey Coombs.† It's about a scientist who devises a drug to bring dead animals back to life.† It's quite gory in places - and I have to say that the effects are very well done - considering the age of the film and the technology available at the time.† It's cheesy in places and the acting leaves a lot to be desired - but if you disengage your brain - you'll enjoy it for what it is.†


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I then watched The Nasty Girl.† It's a German comedy about a young woman who investigates her town's Nazi past.† It's partially inspired by a real life case.† It's very quirky - reminds me a lot of Amelie - especially with the character's breaking the third wall to talk to the audience.† In the last final third of the film - it becomes very serious in tone.† It's definitely offbeat - but well worth watching in my opinion.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 22, 2014, 16:08:02 PM
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Last night, I watched Adam and Paul.† It's an Irish film about the day in the life of two drug addicts trying to score their next fix of heroin.† Interesting tale from a small scale film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 24, 2014, 12:41:12 PM
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Sunshine on Leith - a musical comedy with Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan co-starring.† It uses songs from the Proclaimers.† Based in Edinburgh, two soldiers return from Afghanistan and try to adapt to civilian life.† It's lightweight fluff - but fun.



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Goltzius and the Pelican Company - at the cinema.† It's the latest work from Peter Greenaway.† Based on the Dutch painter/printer Goltzius, who tries to get the Margrave of the Netherlands(played by F. Murray Abraham) to give him the money to build a printing press.† He does this by getting his company(the Pelican company) of actors to re-enact scenes from the Bible.† The film's theme is that all new visual technology(in this case - the printing press) gets corrupted by pornography - they are obviously trying to draw parallels with the film, TV and the internet - but it's perhaps stretching it a bit.† It does border on the pretentious at times - and I was a bit distracted by the use of subtitles - when most of what was spoken was English!† It's got great imagery(as you would expect from Greenaway) - but I wish he would tone it down a bit.† It's interesting - but one for Greenaway fans only.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on July 24, 2014, 20:58:03 PM
Watched the new Transformers movie yesterday.. Fab movie, i have some real issues with the story line and some of the animation was really poor but i loved it anyway.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 03, 2014, 16:06:40 PM
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Last night, I watched Throne of Blood.† It's Kurosawa's take on Macbeth.† It's not up to his King Lear adaptation Ran.† The film wasn't exciting enough for me.† A lot of the scenes went on to long.† The ending however, did have a lot of sparkle - really liven things up.†


I then watched the following :-

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This film will make you go WTF - a lot of times?† We're talking surreal!† Scarlett Johansson plays an alien who lands in Scotland and has to harvest men for her alien race.† It's a film which is more interested in atmosphere than its narrative development.† It's based on a book by Michael Faber.† I wouldn't say that all of the film works, but I suppose I can see what the director was trying to do with this film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: ashleybrierley on August 03, 2014, 16:49:35 PM
I've recently finished watching all the new Bonds i.e. those with Daniel Craig in, Limitless and The Watch...and for the first time ever...The Goonies!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 03, 2014, 23:58:05 PM
Quote from: "ashleybrierley"
I've recently finished watching all the new Bonds i.e. those with Daniel Craig in, Limitless and The Watch...and for the first time ever...The Goonies!

Goonies are classic  :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 15, 2014, 14:33:21 PM
I was finally able to watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.† This movie was really good.† Well written, well executed, and well acted.† The SFX were very impressive also.† Based on how it ended, I'm guessing there is one more sequel coming.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 30, 2014, 04:13:21 AM
Got the game and the movie came with my copy of the game, so I've watched Strangeland.† I was not impressed by the movie but I certainly enjoy the game!† ;)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 05, 2014, 05:12:27 AM
I just finished watching The Maze Runner.† This is another one of those movies about a terrible future but with a very interesting take on the story.† It does start slow but things become more interesting as the movie progresses and the ending is a surprise that leaves the door open for more.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 06, 2014, 03:31:13 AM
Today I watched Dolphin Tale 2.† The movie is based on real events and follows the story of two dolphins in captivity, Winter and Hope.† The aquarium that the story of the movie comes from is in Clearwater, Florida.† Just a few hours away from where I live.† :)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 07, 2014, 01:35:36 AM
Here's another movie I've watched, Tarzan.† Tarzan is a German 3D computer-animated movie by Reinhard Klooss which was released on October 17, 2013 in Russia and then to other countries in 2014. The movie cast Kellan Lutz to voice Tarzan and Spencer Locke to voice Jane.† The movie did not receive very good reviews and the voice acting, story, and CGI were heavily criticized.† One reviewer said that "Kellan Lutz shafts another with vocals admittedly well-suited to the muscle-bound mannequin."† :21:

Though the story was a different take on some aspects of the Tarzan legend, I did feel the movie fell short and cold have been much more.† I didn't think the animation was as bad as the critics say, though.† Some of the vistas look pretty realistic.† The music is also pretty good.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 07, 2014, 23:29:47 PM
(http://www.blackfilm.com/read/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Gone-Girl-poster-3.jpg)

I mentioned this elsewhere in the Entertainment section.† I recently viewed it in the cinema.† It's David Fincher's latest work.† It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and is based on Gillian Flynn's book.† I can't go into too much detail as to the storyline - as it would spoil it for you - lets just say that this film you have to pay attention - because a lot of stuff that is unexpected happens!† Rosamund Pike is superb - it's a real breakthrough role for her.† Even though, it's fairly long at 145 minutes - it never drags.† It's beautifully shot as well.† I'd put it in 4th place in Fincher's work - behind Fight Club, Seven and Panic Room.† Go check it out.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 07, 2014, 23:38:29 PM
I've heard good stuff about that movie.  I'll need to watch it.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 19, 2014, 04:01:38 AM
Two movies I watched this weekend.† First is High Crimes.† This movie has a good cast including Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and James Caviezel.† The story finds an attorney, Claire Kubik teaming up with a former military attorney in order to help defend her husband in military court about charges related to a mass killing in El Salvador.† Good movie that I can easily recommend.

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The second movie was Turistas.† This is supposed to be a thriller where a group of friends goes backpacking in Brazil only to see the trip turn dangerous for them as some crazy guerrilla wants to harvest body parts from them.† The cast includes Josh Duhamel and Melissa George.† My advice is to steer clear of this piece of crap.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 28, 2014, 13:46:58 PM
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Last night, in keeping with this forum's retro theme - I watched Jobs - based on the life of hippie and founder of Apple Computers - Steve Jobs.† It mainly deals with him starting Apple, getting thrown out and coming back to it - although there is a little bit about when he was at Atari.† His career at Next is really glossed over.† I'm not sure how accurate it is - but I suspect only us retro computer buffs will appreciate it.† Worth watching as a curio - but don't go out of your way for it.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 31, 2014, 22:32:28 PM
I had forgotten to add this.† I watched The Fault in Our Stars, a movie about two teenagers who have cancer and fall in love. Normally this type of movie is not one I'd say to watch but this one is well written and worth watching.† The young actors portraying the characters do a very nice job.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on November 03, 2014, 00:13:43 AM
I've been meaning to refresh my memory for a long time, by watching Batman Forever and Batman & Robin again (although I don't think I've ever even seen the second one - so I feel stupider[sup:1bdhia0a](tm)[/sup:1bdhia0a] now), so I decided to take the plunge and watch both tonight...to get it over with.

Amazing how spending "only" two hours can take a whole year off your life. FUCK they were BAD.

There were a crazy amount of puns in Batman & Robin - which was quite fun (but equally groan-worthy) - and I could certainly live with the hot incarnations of Nicole Kidman & Alicia Silverstone...but both movies were just so amazingly campy and comiccy that it defies all logic and makes you wonder how they ever got made.  :o
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 03, 2014, 00:16:26 AM
I can swallow Batman Forever, despite its issues.  Batman & Robin is not one movie I enjoy watching.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Antiriad2097 on November 16, 2014, 22:29:39 PM
I like Batman & Robin. It reminds me of the old Batman, not at all to be taken seriously, just some silliness for an hour and a half.

How can it be bad with that lineup too, a great cast playing great villains, with Arnie being a stand out.

Not the best Batman movie, granted, but I'd not mind sitting through it again if it came on telly.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 01, 2014, 00:04:38 AM
I just watched Big Hero 6.† Another awesome animated movie from the team who created Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph.† Lots of laughs and a well written story.† I highly recommend you watch it.† :)

Synopsis:† Robotics prodigy Hiro (Ryan Potter) lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Besides his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax (Scott Adsit), a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago (Jamie Chung), Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.), Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez) and Fred (T.J. Miller) into a band of high-tech heroes.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 08, 2014, 20:31:00 PM
(http://millionairesconcierge.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Captain-America.jpg)

I watched Captain America : The Winter Soldier last night.† It's okay as superhero films go - but nothing special.† I wish that it perhaps had developed the whole "surveillance culture and secrets" theme a bit more.† Interesting to see Robert Redford in this, and it's always good to see Samuel L. Jackson.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 15, 2014, 11:31:23 AM
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I finally got around to watching Interstellar.† I saw in 70 mm(for you cinephiles out there) - sadly, not the full fat IMAX 15/70 mm film - but still a good way to view it.† It does look amazing visually.† I'd say that it is quite a flawed film - the pacing is off for a start and it's too long by at least 40 minutes.† The ending is a bit contrived.† However, whilst there are some negative points, I did admire it for trying to aim high and also the scope and scale of the film.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JoeMusashi on December 16, 2014, 12:54:01 PM
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Watched it last night. Its ace. This film must have some of the best facial expression of all time in it. Its also worth watching for the exploding head scene alone.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on December 17, 2014, 17:36:02 PM
Quote from: "JoeMusashi"
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Watched it last night. Its ace. This film must have some of the best facial expression of all time in it. Its also worth watching for the exploding head scene alone.

I concur.

On another note, I saw Big Hero 6, and was pleasantly surprised at how much it did not suck.

I enjoyed it quite.† It's almost classic Pixar quality.† Of course, the storyline is silly and over the top, but once you get past the fact that it's a cartoon, then you can enjoy it.† The character development was quite good too.

There were moments that went too far with the saccharine melodrama, but not too many; and the scenes recovered quickly after that with a good action or comedic sequence.

I'll be getting this one on video when it comes out. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 18, 2014, 13:21:50 PM
Quote from: "JoeMusashi"
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Watched it last night. Its ace. This film must have some of the best facial expression of all time in it. Its also worth watching for the exploding head scene alone.

Yeah, I love that film.† A great one from Cronenberg.† It has the iconic "exploding head" scene and Patrick McGoohan.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Antiriad2097 on December 19, 2014, 12:48:43 PM
I saw Scanners on release when I was about 12. Apart from the exploding head, I found it dull. I wonder if I'd find it so as an adult?

How To Train Your Dragon 2 was my most recent movie. Decent enough, but not as engaging or heartwarming as the original,, I'm rather fond of that one.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 21, 2014, 05:42:02 AM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
(http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/custom/Blog_Images/interstellar3.jpg)

I finally got around to watching Interstellar.† I saw in 70 mm(for you cinephiles out there) - sadly, not the full fat IMAX 15/70 mm film - but still a good way to view it.† It does look amazing visually.† I'd say that it is quite a flawed film - the pacing is off for a start and it's too long by at least 40 minutes.† The ending is a bit contrived.† However, whilst there are some negative points, I did admire it for trying to aim high and also the scope and scale of the film.

Well, I got to see this movie this weekend.† I must say that I'm in agreement with Katzkatz.† Though the story is interesting, the movie's pacing isn't the best and the movie could certainly tell the same story in less time.† I though the shape-shifting robots were cool, though.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 22, 2014, 04:25:10 AM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
(http://www.blackfilm.com/read/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Gone-Girl-poster-3.jpg)

I mentioned this elsewhere in the Entertainment section.† I recently viewed it in the cinema.† It's David Fincher's latest work.† It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and is based on Gillian Flynn's book.† I can't go into too much detail as to the storyline - as it would spoil it for you - lets just say that this film you have to pay attention - because a lot of stuff that is unexpected happens!† Rosamund Pike is superb - it's a real breakthrough role for her.† Even though, it's fairly long at 145 minutes - it never drags.† It's beautifully shot as well.† I'd put it in 4th place in Fincher's work - behind Fight Club, Seven and Panic Room.† Go check it out.

I finally was able to watch this movie.† I really liked it. Well written and executed.† The story really does take some interesting twists and turns.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 26, 2014, 13:22:31 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
So, I got to watch Maleficent and, after reading so much negativity about it, I was surprised with the movie.† It may not be an award-winning movie but it is not bad either.† I found myself enjoying it and things in the end turned out to be interesting.† I must say that Angelina was the perfect Maleficent.† I give it a 7/10.†

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Yeah, I watched this last night.† It's an enjoyable film - and you're right - Angelina Jolie is well cast as Maleficent.† It's an interesting spin on an old fairytale.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 26, 2014, 14:15:37 PM
I spent some time yesterday watching various Christmas movies and TV specials but there is a movie I had not watched in a long time that I watched yesterday, Santa Claus The Movie.† It's hard to believe this movie was released almost 30 years ago!† The movie casts David Huddleston as Santa and Dudley Moore as the expert toy-making elf, Patch.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on December 26, 2014, 20:57:43 PM
A great and loved classic that :)

For me I thought myself, somebody I'd used to love and was a comedy genius for one liners and take me downs in an unbiased manner or the people didn't know they were been had..

yes you've guessed it "Chevy Chase" in....

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Not as good as is other ones, but a few laughed here and there.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 27, 2014, 12:19:52 PM
Yeah, the Santa Claus movie was on a few nights ago on Channel 5 in the UK.† I remember seeing it years ago - when it was first shown on the BBC.†

Anyway, last night I finally got around to watching the following(just to see what all the hype is about) :-

(http://www.saintpetersblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Frozen-movie-poster.jpg)

Some of the songs from it are quite catchy.† It's okay - but I perhaps can't see what all the fuss is about - especially, if you compare it to some Disney's earlier films.† But, then again I don't think I'm the intended audience for the film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Lorfarius on December 27, 2014, 17:06:41 PM
Yeah it's an okay film but Tangled is much better story wise.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 28, 2014, 02:49:02 AM
More Christmas for me.† I've watched three different versions of Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol: Disney's Christmas Carol, Mickey's Christmas Carol, and A Flintstones Christmas Carol.† The same story told in three different ways, each with its own charm.† Disney's Christmas Carol, though, is the best of the three with excellent computer animation, acting, and music.† Andrea Bocelli's "God Bless Us Everyone" has become one of my favorites songs for the season.

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(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/MickeysChristmasCarol_zps5438ddc9.jpg)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 28, 2014, 13:33:26 PM
Quote from: "JoeMusashi"
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Watched it last night. Its ace. This film must have some of the best facial expression of all time in it. Its also worth watching for the exploding head scene alone.

Ahhh, on the subject of Cronenberg, a couple of weeks ago, I saw his latest work at the cinema :-

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/89/Maps_to_the_Stars_poster.jpg)

I don't think that it has been released yet in the US.† It sort of is a weird mix of Mulholland Drive and Sunset Boulevard - dealing with fame and Hollywood - and also family matters.† It's interesting - but not his best work.† I'd say that Julianne Moore's performance is the standout one.


I also saw this film at the cinema - a few weeks ago :-

(http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/71-poster-08282014-100710.jpg)

It's a small scale British film, set in Northern Ireland(although shot in Yorkshire).† It's a thriller about a British soldier who gets left behind by his regiment and has to make his way back to base.† Fortunately, it doesn't comment on the political situation on Northern Ireland at the time - but just is a bare stripped down thriller.† A good performance by the lead actor.† It's quite tense in places - and an impressive film for such a low budget.† It sort of reminds me of Walter Hill's "The Warriors".† Quite an impressive film.†


There - all up to date. :1:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 01, 2015, 15:58:39 PM
(http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/d2/1b/9928705842eaa559cf2146950b62/71-efm-1sheet-lr-1.jpg)

There's the poster for the film I mentioned.† It isn't showing up any more.† The film is called '71 by the way.† I hope everyone can see the image now.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 01, 2015, 16:06:29 PM
The image is visible now.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 02, 2015, 18:09:46 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
The image is visible now.† :)

That is good news.† Sometimes happens with the posters images - I'm guessing sometimes the links expire?

Anyway, last night I watched some vintage Hitchcock :-

(http://www.gstatic.com/tv/thumb/movieposters/444/p444_p_v7_aa.jpg)


Frenzy - his second to last film.† He returns to the UK.† A notorious neck-tie killer is one the streets of London.† Set in the 1970s and from a novel by Arthur La Bern.† It's quite a violent and grisly film - not for the faint of heart.† It has some standout scenes in it.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on January 02, 2015, 19:31:52 PM
Can't beat a bit of Hitchcock ;)

The latest for me, is one of Bill Murray's new films, and although he's a wise ass most of the time, in this film St. Vincent he actually in my opinion is being himself if that makes sense, he's a down and out washed up Long forgotten Vietcong Vet , who drinks, gambles and all round bum that thinks his luck will change until his new neighbours move in next door.....

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Its an enriching and heart felt movie and one I thought I wouldn't really enjoy, it ticks all the boxes, for comedy, drama, heart ache and as much as I hate to say it, Bill Murray's gets away with his diva antics over Ghostbusters 3 with this film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 03, 2015, 23:24:24 PM
Last night, I re-watched an old classic :-

(http://www.burbankfilmfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/forbidden-planet-i6701.jpg)

It was on BBC 2 a few weeks ago.† It has got so many good things in it : a young Leslie Nielsen, early electronic synth soundtrack, Shakespeare's "The Tempest" as a template for its storyline, inspired both "Lost in Space" and "Star Trek" and of course - "Robbie the Robot".†  :113:† It's shorter than previous entries in the series - perhaps could have done with losing 20 minutes or so - but had much better pacing than the other films.† A decent ending to The Hobbit's cinematic outings.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 03, 2015, 23:27:30 PM
I just watched The Hobbit last night and I enjoyed it, even though it did feel longer than it needed to be.  Nonetheless, it was a good film. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 07, 2015, 17:27:20 PM
(http://www.spinetinglermag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/a-prophet-poster.jpg)

A Prophet - A French film.† It's about a young Arab man who is imprisoned and then comes under the control of a mafia kingpin.† Quite interesting - if a little too long.†


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The Lego Movie - "Everything is awesome!" - well, nearly.† It's good, but not great.† Perhaps doesn't quite match with all the hype that I have heard about it.† Never the less - it does have some enjoyable moments.†


(http://images.moviepostershop.com/q-and-a-movie-poster-1990-1020193702.jpg)

Q & A - A thriller from Sidney Lumet(Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, etc.).† It stars Nick Nolte and Timothy Hutton.† A young district attorney has to prove a case against a corrupt police officer.† I've got to say that it's a disappointing film from Lumet.† I was left underwhelmed.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 13, 2015, 12:39:55 PM
(http://www.heyuguys.com/images/2013/10/The-Grand-Budapest-Hotel-UK-Quad-Poster.jpg)

Grand Budapest Hotel - A really quirky film from Wes Anderson.† Ralph Fiennes gives off a superb performance as a concierge in a central European hotel.† It's definitely offbeat - but did charm my heart.† Well worth seeking out.


(http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/5669219/Poster-Art-for-the-Amazing-Spiderman-2_event_main.jpg)

The Amazing Spiderman 2 - This film did surprise me some what.† I thought the first one was okay -† as superhero blockbusters go - but this one I did enjoy a lot more.† I suppose it not being an origin story helped.† The Gwen and Peter Parker storyline was very well done.† As was the build-up to the main villain(Electro).† If it does have a downside - they threw too many villains in at the end - and it's not needed.† Whilst, it does have the emotional heart of the first two Sam Rami Spidermans - it's a step above some of the more recent superhero films like Captain America : Winter Soldier and Thor : The Dark World.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 15, 2015, 22:34:07 PM
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Alien : The Director's Cut - I had re-watched the original just before Xmas - now it was time for the comparison.† To be honest - there's not much difference - only a few minor scenes at the beginning and I suppose and an interesting scene near the end.† It's still a great film though.

Next up was :-

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Klute - A thriller starring Donald Sutherland as a PI investigating the disappearance of a man and teaming up with a call girl(played by Jane Fonda) who knew him.† It's quite an interesting film.† I suppose it keeps you guessing.


And I did a recent cinema trip :-

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Birdman - a lot of the film critics are raving about this.† It sort of tries to satrise celebrity culture.† Whilst there are some decent things in it - I do feel that as a whole the film doesn't work on all levels - especially, when you compare it to something like Being John Malkovitch.† A little over hyped in my view.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 15, 2015, 22:43:10 PM
I haven't watched Birdman.  Was curious to see what others thought of it. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on January 17, 2015, 12:19:21 PM
A film I was sorta in two mind a about at first , but then you get sucked in the traditional manner Disney films is known for...yes I'm talking about their brand new Cgi hit Big Hero 6, a mixture of Japanese inspired classic mech robot ideas and even Megaman costume inspired design with an excellent and unsuspecting adult themed storyline with again all the humour their features are known for, so good in fact I'll be watching this again as soon as I can, I highly recommend this film to both Kiddies and the adults in equal measure. It is excellent.
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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 17, 2015, 13:58:25 PM
Yes, it is indeed.  I really enjoyed when I watched it. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 29, 2015, 16:54:50 PM
(http://cdn3-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/2014/10/file_124561_0_exmachinaposterlarge.jpg)

I went to the cinema yesterday to see Ex Machina(I'd mentioned elsewhere in the Entertainment forum).† It's a pretty good cerebral sci-fi.† I suppose that I'd have liked it to have more philosophical stuff(on the nature of AI and human life, etc.) in it than it actually did though.† As a sidenote, the two male leads are also in the new Star Wars films.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 08, 2015, 18:16:29 PM
I just finished watching Girl, Interrupted.† I had heard of this film but had not taken the opportunity to watch it.† The cast includes Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, and Whoppi Goldberg.† Here's the official movie synopsis:† Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, "Girl, Interrupted" is the searing true story of Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), a young woman who finds herself at a renowned mental institution for troubled young women, where she must choose between the world of people who belong on the inside -- like the seductive and dangerous Lisa (Angelina Jolie) -- or the often difficult world of reality on the outside.

I thought this was an interesting movie.† It is based on true events (the movie is an adaptation of a book written by Susanna Kaysen) and is, essentially, autobiographical.† I don't think this is a movie that will appeal to everyone but it is not a bad film.† I'm not sure how well it compares to the book, though.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 09, 2015, 23:22:48 PM
I just finished watching 22 Jump Street.† This one was pretty funny but the end credits nailed it.†  :24:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Ben on February 10, 2015, 12:05:41 PM
Nice post TrekMD, I'm a huge fan of Girl, Interrupted.† The book isn't too different (I read it back when the film came out), mostly it's just more graphic than the film and it also has more philosophical reflection on the issues the film deals with.† Mainly, it raises the question of whether we as a society tend to just put people away (either in a mental institution, through homelessness, etc.) who don't fit our societal norms of what a "normal" or "good" person is, regardless of whether they are truly mentally ill.† If you enjoy the film, it's worth a read.

Some random Internet trivia, that movie also inspired a very popular GIF years ago:
(http://media.giphy.com/media/dIOrXPiZJtmyA/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 10, 2015, 12:28:25 PM
I read that the author was not exactly pleased with the movie because they added stuff to the movie that wasn't in the book.  Angeline got a nod from the Oscars for her performance in this film too.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: OboShape on February 10, 2015, 13:18:09 PM
had a proper Film weekend, watched John Wick on Saturday,  The Equalizer on Sunday.
then to top it all off, put the kids to school yesterday and lost a morning cos i ended up watching The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original B&W)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 23, 2015, 01:22:26 AM
I watched Superhero Movie.† This is one of those movies that is so stupid that it's good.† Had plenty of laughs with the absurdity of it all.† It pokes fun at the Marvel movies. :)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: hamie96 on February 23, 2015, 06:30:46 AM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
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Birdman - a lot of the film critics are raving about this.† It sort of tries to satrise celebrity culture.† Whilst there are some decent things in it - I do feel that as a whole the film doesn't work on all levels - especially, when you compare it to something like Being John Malkovitch.† A little over hyped in my view.
I just saw this movie as well in order to prepare myself for the Academy Awards. It blew me away with how surreal and deep the movie was. I love the fact that the entire movie is about striving for recognition and acclaim. It seems to speak about how the state of the industry has become with a large amount of films while also telling a wonderful story about a man losing everything.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on February 28, 2015, 12:16:22 PM
I just saw last week "Kingsman: Secret Service"--Wow! What a ride!† It is violent.† It is fast-paced.† It is over-the-top.† And it is soooo much fun! ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on February 28, 2015, 12:41:40 PM
I also rented a couple of weeks ago "Hector & The Search For Happiness."† Normally, I wouldn't go for this type of movie, but the fact that it starred Simon Pegg attracted me.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XfYGoPiK734/U87Pls9PfQI/AAAAAAAAJmE/PU0JEyop7oM/s1600/hector_and_the_search_for_happiness_yellow-poster.jpg)

Hector is a psychiatrist with a rather dull life.† He has come to terms with the boring reality of his comfortable routine.† Except that he starts noticing the same lack of spark of life on his patience, and he realizes that he is not able to make them happy.† So he decides to break away from his comfortable life and go in a search for the true meaning of happiness, all in the hopes to find an answer that will help him become a better doctor to his patients.

Hector embarks on a life journey across countries, cultures, and societal barriers, all the time with the naivety and childlike wonder of discovery that only Simon Pegg can muster so endearingly and believably.

I found the movie truly inspiring, charming, and endearing.† My wife and I would often pause it after some particularly insightful scene, and just talk about it.† For instance, at times Hector seems to believe that "happiness" is a goal, a destination, something that results as a reward from some action or another; and eventually comes to realize that it is merely a state of mind, of being, and that happiness just is.† Once he accepts that, then it's a matter of removing the barriers that prevent him from entering such state (negativity, regret, mistrust, etc.)--and not looking for things to do in order to achieve it.

It is not high art, it is not a perfect movie, and certainly it is not for everyone.† It is charming, a bit melodramatic at times, but sprinkled with a good dose of humour (it is Simon Pegg, after all).† It also has a wonderful supporting cast.† I did enjoy it very much, and would likely watch it again.

† †  -dZ.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on March 03, 2015, 10:31:30 AM
Thanks DZ for that insightful report, this movie had passed me by but i will aim to watch this asap.. Thanks..

As for movies i have watched recently..

Gone Girl.. got to be the Movie of the year for me, really clever writing, brilliant acting.. allround 9/10 movie for me.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: DZ-Jay on March 04, 2015, 13:05:56 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Thanks DZ for that insightful report, this movie had passed me by but i will aim to watch this asap.. Thanks..

As for movies i have watched recently..

Gone Girl.. got to be the Movie of the year for me, really clever writing, brilliant acting.. allround 9/10 movie for me.

Really?  I found it predictable, preachy, and a bit pretentious in the "look at me, I am so clever with my plot--TWIST! TWIST!" way.  To me it felt like it ground its gimmick to pure dust, as if it should have ended much earlier and leave some things undone.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on March 04, 2015, 14:02:39 PM
Perhaps but it did play the twists better than any other film I have seen with a similar theme.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 09, 2015, 02:51:59 AM
I watched two films over the weekend, Birdman and Exodus: Gods and Kings.† I have to say that I really liked Birdman.† Good writing, good acting, and an interesting story.† Micheal Keaton's performance was excellent in the film and some of the exposition in the film was rather fascinating.†

I have to say that Exodus was not what I had expected.† The film is weak in its writing, the dialogue is poorly written, and the pacing kept me looking at my watch.† That's not a good thing for a film.† I'd skip it, if you've not seen it.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: hamie96 on March 09, 2015, 04:37:17 AM
[align=center:1pavgllb](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/Whiplash_poster.jpg)[/align:1pavgllb]

Just finished Whiplash last night. The movie itself is truly compelling, telling a story of a man(boy?) who gives everything to become the best jazz drummer and a teacher who pushes his students too far to find their potential. It's really an unorthodox story that doesn't fall into cliches that most movies of the nature do.

I highly recommend it for anyone who loves music or really good movies in general. It's truly my top 5 of 2014.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 13, 2015, 01:31:03 AM
I just finished watching Into the Woods.† I don't know what to make of this movie.† It appears to be a somewhat satirical take on several fantasy stories (Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc.) and it is mainly a musical.† It has a good cast but the story feels so cobbled up together that it is not very entertaining.† Has anyone else watched it?

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 14, 2015, 03:58:39 AM
Just watched Jupiter Ascending.† I was disappointed by this movie.† The visuals are really stunning with superb special effects and excellent design.† Unfortunately, the story does not match the visuals.† The movie's pacing is way off which makes the film feel too long.† There are some nifty fight/battle sequences but then things slow down to a crawl only to speed up again and then slow again with senseless dialog.† Sad because I had hoped this would be a good film to watch from the Wachowskis.† It is anything but!†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 21, 2015, 03:26:26 AM
I just finished watching The Genius Club. This is a low-budget independent film but it is one that I found interesting.† It will not appeal to everyone.† Here's the official synopsis:† On Christmas Eve, a maniacal terrorist (Tom Sizemore) challenges seven people with genius IQs to find solutions for all the world's ills in one night -- but if they fail, he'll detonate a nuclear bomb. It's up to a scientist, a seminary student, a baseball player, a professor, a casino owner, a painter and a pizza deliveryman to work together -- drawing on all their ingenuity -- to save themselves and the rest of Washington, D.C.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Akuza on March 21, 2015, 15:57:07 PM
I watched the voices last night, a pretty good film much better than I expected.

Especially the cat and dog were brilliant, but Ryan Reynolds performance was great, gets me excited for him in the now shooting deadpool film :D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Jixson on March 22, 2015, 14:54:31 PM
I regret to say that the latest movie I have seen is the new Spongebob movie.

Easily one of the worst films I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on April 07, 2015, 21:03:38 PM
(http://www.film3sixtymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Duke-of-Burgundy.gif)

I did a cinema trip a few weeks ago - and watched The Duke of Burgundy by Peter Strickland(of Berberian Sound Studio fame).† It's a curious little film about a lady and her servant - who becomes her lover - and their relationship.† Perhaps, one for the arthouse crowd only.†

(http://reelnewsdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/Inherent-Vice-poster.jpg)

I then watched Inherent Vice - the latest work from Paul Thomas Anderson(Boogie Nights, The Master, etc.).† It's about a stoner PI who investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.† It has a hippy vibe to the film - and not all of it works - but it is interesting.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 12, 2015, 02:07:28 AM
Quote from: "DZ-Jay"
I just saw last week "Kingsman: Secret Service"--Wow! What a ride!† It is violent.† It is fast-paced.† It is over-the-top.† And it is soooo much fun! ;)

I just watched this (finally) and I thoroughly enjoyed it!†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 17, 2015, 22:31:48 PM
Last night I went to watch Disney's Cinderella live action movie.† This movie is very well done and it is a nice telling of the story.† It's amazing what CGI let's them do nowadays with all the magical stuff and the animals.† The acting was really good too.† Helena Bonham Carter did a great job with the part of the Fairy Godmother, even if she had a relatively short part in the movie.† Lily James is beautiful and nailed the part as Cinderella.† Cate Blanchett was the perfect evil stepmother too.† This story is a classic and this version is easily recommended.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 19, 2015, 03:33:31 AM
I finally had a chance to watch Chappie.† I am sorry to say that I was disappointed with this movie. The pacing is poor and the story is weak.† Unfortunate, because it had potential.† I think it needed to be shorter also.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 19, 2015, 18:35:11 PM
I just finished watching The Duff.† This is one of those high-school coming of age comedies that is predictable but still fun to watch.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on May 28, 2015, 17:07:10 PM
I've seen a few recently :-

(http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/milius-documentary-poster.jpg)

It's a documentary based on the career of the writer and director John Milius(writer of Apocalypse Now and director of Conan : The Barbarian).† He's a larger than life figure.† Interesting anecdotes about him.† A pretty good documentary - there seem to be a lot of them about nowadays - documentaries about film directors(I think there's one of Robert Altman in the cinemas and also one on Sam Fuller as well).† †


(http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/7/40//spooks-the-greater-good-uk-quad-poster.jpg)

The film spin-off of the TV show.† I saw it in the cinema.† I think in the US - it's called MI-5.† It's actually very good.† About the right length of time for a thriller(just over an hour and a half).† The storyline is a mix of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the Bourne films.† I sort of surprised how well it held up - as TV spin-offs to film can be disappointing.

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/cJ3VUbfJWD0/maxresdefault.jpg)

Based on a true life story.† Interesting film, as it deals with slavery, racism and feminism.† Good performances as well.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 07, 2015, 04:51:12 AM
I just got back from watching Disney's Tomorrowland.† I will say that I really enjoyed this movie.† I'm not a big fan of George Clooney but he was well cast for this film.† The story overall, I thought, was well written and and had some criticism of some of the issues in society today.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 07, 2015, 19:01:05 PM
I just finished watching Kung Fury.† This was just a fun short-film to watch.† It was made with funding via Kickstarter and it celebrates the 80's and many cliches from the era in a hyperbolic fashion.† You can watch it for free on YouTube.† The film has it all from time travel to dinosaurs to computer geeks to transformers, etc.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 08, 2015, 02:15:15 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just finished watching Kung Fury.† This was just a fun short-film to watch.† It was made with funding via Kickstarter and it celebrates the 80's and many cliches from the era in a hyperbolic fashion.† You can watch it for free on YouTube.† The film has it all from time travel to dinosaurs to computer geeks to transformers, etc.†

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Cool! I plan to watch it this week :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: darklight on June 09, 2015, 23:43:52 PM
If you guys like Kung Fury, then can I recommend Danger 5 - it is on Netflix, and it seems to have all the elements from Kung Fury, plus a lot more, including a lot more crazyness.  It is about the funniest thing I've ever seen on TV, but then I have really odd tastes so YMMV.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 09, 2015, 23:47:25 PM
Cool, I'll need to look for it. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on June 10, 2015, 10:47:04 AM
And as an added bonus, in the grapevine it's said that Robert Rodriguez wants to turn it into a proper TV series :113: , So fingers crossed it does, I've been following this movie for months now, and so delighted it actually got released.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: OboShape on June 10, 2015, 12:51:31 PM
its funny, I just stumbled across a YouChoob vid on "Hackerman - how to hack time..".
https://www.vhx.tv/kungfury/updates/hac ... g-tutorial (https://www.vhx.tv/kungfury/updates/hackermans-time-hacking-tutorial)

I take it he was in that Kung Fury?  must have a watch looks quite funny in am 80s throwback way :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 04, 2015, 15:14:52 PM
(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2014/09/THE_BABADOOK_TeaserQuad-720x542.jpg)

The Babadook.† The film that all the critics raved about from last year.† I finally got around to watching it on DVD.† It's more about the relationship between a disturbed young boy and his mother rather than a horror story - at last I'd say that.† It's good, but perhaps not as good as is made out.† I might have to re-watch it.† It is a subtle understated film for the most part.† Good performances from the two main leads.† I also like the fact that it is the director's first feature film.† There are some good nods to silent films and old classic horror films.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 08, 2015, 23:50:17 PM
Guess what I re-watched at the cinema today :-

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Yep.† This old thing.† I was too young to see it in the cinema for the first time around - but this time, I got to see it.† It's been remastered for the new Blu Ray release and has a limited theatrical run in the UK.† It's still as good as ever.† A great cast : Hoskins and Mirren, etc.† Great scenes, great music(Francis Monkham of Curved Air fame) - and some pretty nasty violence here and there.† Now go on - watch it - or Harold will be around to sort you out!†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Greyfox on July 08, 2015, 23:59:20 PM
A fabulous movie that and for anyone who hasn't seen this, is a movie to see before you die.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: resident paul on July 09, 2015, 17:09:01 PM
I have been to see this yesterday in 3D

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm75/resident-paul/terminator-genesis-poster-arnold.jpeg) (http://http)

I found this film really good & up there among the first two films!
It had twists in the story + a total remix of the franchise!
The 3D works really well in the movie compared in the past 3D movies which I have found the images splits apart!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 09, 2015, 19:11:59 PM
Cool, good to see you liked it.  I've read so many negative comments that I've been unsure of whether to catch it or wait for the BD release.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: resident paul on July 09, 2015, 21:03:30 PM
Quote from: "resident paul"
I have been to see this yesterday in 3D

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm75/resident-paul/terminator-genesis-poster-arnold.jpeg) (http://http)

I found this film really good & up there among the first two films!
It had twists in the story + a total remix of the franchise!
The 3D works really well in the movie compared in the past 3D movies which I have found the images splits apart!

Almost forgot there is extra stuff midway through the end credits!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: AmigaJay on July 10, 2015, 10:20:07 AM
I have to agree on Terminator Genisys, don't believe some of these dodgy reviews, too many haters out there imo , i went in thinking prob another T3 or whatever, but i was very surprised i enjoyed the film all the way through, yes there was a couple of corny bits with Arnie, but the whole feel of the film took it back to the first two for me.

Yes its not better than 1 or 2 but imo after one watch i would put it as the 3rd best Terminator film, Salvation just didn't do it for me and T3 whilst having some good action lost the plot, without giving much away i was expecting a 'reboot' of T1, thankfully it wasn't, instead it was a skewed version.

Very good imo.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 10, 2015, 12:32:15 PM
Cool, that's good to "hear."  I'll need to catch it on the big screen.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 30, 2015, 13:29:31 PM
(http://pixartimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Inside-Out-Official-Poster.jpg)

This little thing from Pixar.† A really good film for them - and it has to be said a superb comeback after a bit of a dud patch from them.† I wasn't sure that the whole "emotions in someone's head" would work - but it does.† It has a lot to say about growing up - and if you have kids - you're probably relate to it a lot.†

Then I watched some more animation :-

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nj8z7wm-L._SY445_.jpg)


It's an Irish hand drawn animation - similar in many ways to a lot of Studio Ghibli's work.† It's the tale of a young boy and his sister, who has magical powers.† It's quite enchanting.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: nosweargamer on July 30, 2015, 23:26:48 PM
I know its old, but I rewatched MST3K the movie.
Sadly, I don't think it holds up well and I think the TV show itself was much better.

I also watched Taken 3.  What can I say? Fun ride, but of course not as good as the first. Good popcorn flick.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Akuza on July 31, 2015, 15:02:46 PM
Ted 2, it's pretty good, I'd say better than the first.

If you don't want to watch it, watch it for the Liam neeson scene and the end credits bit, he's hilarious.

9/10


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 10, 2015, 12:47:06 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PAYPnKA0Wvw/U49Bk2i7mzI/AAAAAAAADD8/H8us4QMueB4/s1600/cold-in-july-poster1.jpg)

I watched Cold in July.† It starred Michael C. Hall(of Dexter fame) and Don Johnson.† It a thriller set in a small Southern US town in the 1980s.† There's synth music in the soundtrack and the film features VHS!† Talk about retro.†  :113:† It's a pretty good story with twists and turns - not all of it works, but most of it does.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Vadergb on August 10, 2015, 16:24:07 PM
(http://s5.postimg.org/dgyu60403/drive.jpg) (http://http)

I watched Drive couple of nights ago. I'd heard it had some decent reviews and finally got around to watching it.

Really good film - I will re-watch to see if its as good as I thought it was...
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 12, 2015, 05:10:03 AM
Quote from: "Vadergb"
(http://s5.postimg.org/dgyu60403/drive.jpg) (http://http)

I watched Drive couple of nights ago. I'd heard it had some decent reviews and finally got around to watching it.

Really good film - I will re-watch to see if its as good as I thought it was...
I kept hearing this movie was good but after the first few minutes of a silent Ryan Gosling driving a car, I killed it and moved on to another. Will give it another chance soon. Most of the movies I've seen with RG in them lately have little dialog from him. Seems, from my limited experience, that everything after The Notebook was 'not great' but my gf digs him so.. what to do? lol

Just watched the remake of Poltergeist. (had stuck the comment in chat) but it didn't live up to expectations. Kept comparing it to the original and although the advances in technology were on display-flat screen tv, cell phones and a particularly useless mini drone, it didn't have near the same effect. Could also be because I was pretty young when the original was released and I wasn't so jaded against 'scary' movies but this one failed me, big time.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 12, 2015, 16:05:50 PM
Here's a list of 108 movies (and growing) that I keep handy to recommend when anyone asks if I've seen anything good lately. These stood out to me for whatever reason(s):

Dark Was the Night (http://http)
Against the Sun 2014 (http://http)
Black Sea 2014 (http://http)
Cake 2014 (http://http)
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 (http://http)
Little Boy 2015 (http://http)
Trainwreck 2015 (http://http)
Pressure 2015 (http://http)
Run All Night 2015 (http://http)
Spy 2015 (http://http)
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (http://http)
The Prince 2014 (http://http)
The Longest Ride 2015 (http://http)
A Most Violent Year 2014 (http://http)
Gangs of New York 2002 (http://http)
Interstellar 2014 (http://http)
Into the White 2012 (http://http)
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014 (http://http)
Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 (http://http)
Burlesque 2010 (http://http)
Law Abiding Citizen 2009 (http://http)
Poker Night 2014 (http://http)
Reach For Me 2008 (http://http)
White House Down 2013 (http://http)
The Song 2014 (http://http)
The Ugly Truth 2009 (http://http)
The Virginian 2014 (http://http)
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (http://http)
The World's End 2013 (http://http)
Unbroken 2014 (http://http)
Unstoppable 2010 (http://http)
Vice 2015 (http://http)
Talhotblond 2012 (http://http)
The Iceman 2012 (http://http)
The Imitation Game 2014 (http://http)
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete 2013 (http://http)
The Kill Hole 2012 (http://http)
The Loft 2014 (http://http)
The Mule 2014 (http://http)
The Place Beyond the Pines 2012 (http://http)
The Way Way Back 2013 (http://http)
Tell 2014 (http://http)
The Barber 2014 (http://http)
The Colony 2013 (http://http)
The Company You Keep 2012 (http://http)
The East 2013 (http://http)
The Equalizer 2014 (http://http)
The Fighter 2010 (http://http)
The Frozen Ground 2013 (http://http)
The Gambler 2014 (http://http)
The Impossible 2012 (http://http)
Rush 2013 (http://http)
Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (http://http)
Seal Team Eight Behind Enemy Lines 2014 (http://http)
Snitch 2013 (http://http)
Stolen 2012 (http://http)
Supremacy 2014 (http://http)
The Bag Man 2014 (http://http)
Now You See Me 2013 (http://http)
Olympus Has Fallen 2013 (http://http)
Out of the Furnace 2013 (http://http)
Pain and Gain 2013 (http://http)
Predestination 2014 (http://http)
Prisoners 2013 (http://http)
Reach Me 2014 (http://http)
Reasonable Doubt 2014 (http://http)
RED 2 2013 (http://http)
Kill the Messenger 2014 (http://http)
Killing Season 2013 (http://http)
Life of A King 2013 (http://http)
Line of Duty 2013 (http://http)
Memorial Day 2011 (http://http)
Mud 2012 (http://http)
Nightcrawler 2014 (http://http)
No God No Master 2013 (http://http)
Gangster Squad 2013 (http://http)
Good Kill 2014 (http://http)
Homefront 2013 (http://http)
Jack Reacher 2012 (http://http)
Jamesy Boy 2014 (http://http)
Jayne Mansfield's Car 2012 (http://http)
John Wick 2014 (http://http)
Dallas Buyer's Club 2013 (http://http)
Deadfall 2012 (http://http)
Dying of the Light 2014 (http://http)
Empire State 2013 (http://http)
Escape Plan 2013 (http://http)
Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 (http://http)
Foxcatcher 2014 (http://http)
Fury 2014 (http://http)
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen 2015 (http://http)
Whitney Cummings I Love You (http://http)
2 Guns 2013 (http://http)
Assault On Wall Street 2013 (http://http)
At Any Price 2012 (http://http)
Bad Country 2014 (http://http)
Bounty Killer 2013 (http://http)
Camp 2013 (http://http)
Captain Phillips 2013 (http://http)
Cut Bank 2014 (http://http)
Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store 2015 (http://http)
42: The Jackie Robinson Story 2013 (http://http)
A Walk Amongst the Tombstones 2014 (http://http)
About Time 2013 (http://http)
American Gangster 2007 (http://http)
American Hustle 2013 (http://http)
American Sniper 2014 (http://http)
Matt Braunger Big Dumb Animal 2015 (http://http)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 12, 2015, 16:58:15 PM
Wow, that's quite the list of movies! 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 12, 2015, 17:11:32 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Wow, that's quite the list of movies!
Yes, I wade through so many every year that I found it necessary to keep a list of the best for reference. Was going to include a pic of each but after editing in all the links, I'd had enough :p

Edit: Here's another I watched the other day. It was so bad it was AWESOME!
First Period (http://http)
Trailer (http://http)

Edit: Watched this one too. Engrossing story but took a while to wrap my brain around.
Boy Meets Girl (http://http)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 13, 2015, 03:51:21 AM
Tonight I watched Clown (2014) (http://http). That was just disturbing :0

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTQyNDA1OTMyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDA5MzgxMzE@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

Also watched Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2015) (http://http). The comedy was like Airplane and The Naked Gun lol. I think my IQ dropped about 10 points by the end but it was worth a one-time watch.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: wyldephang on August 13, 2015, 05:07:35 AM
I finally got around to watching WWE's Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story (http://http), which is an hour-and-a-half-long documentary about one of the most electrifying athletes in professional wrestling. Randy died a few years back and was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at the urging of fans. His presence in the ring and on the mic was like a fire that would never burn out. I still can't believe that it finally did.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 13, 2015, 12:51:07 PM
Quote from: "wyldephang"
I finally got around to watching WWE's Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story (http://http)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up! Will check this out asap. I still can't [s:33a89m3s]believe[/s:33a89m3s] accept that he's gone.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 14, 2015, 04:00:44 AM
Earlier I watched Demonic (2015) (http://http). LOTS of cheap scares in this one. Love it :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 16, 2015, 03:47:19 AM
Just watched Blackwood (2014) (http://http). Pretty good flick! I wasn't on the edge of my seat the whole time but still couldn't look away. Big twist at the end 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 17, 2015, 03:15:01 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
Quote from: "wyldephang"
I finally got around to watching WWE's Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story (http://http)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up! Will check this out asap. I still can't [s:1nb5kwuy]believe[/s:1nb5kwuy] accept that he's gone.
Just checked this out. Had no idea they were from Downer's Grove Il. I used to live there in '93-'94.
What a great piece they put together for this. Sad that he's not around and went through so much hell w/ Elizabeth and the WWF. Would have liked to see him return when Vince bought WCW but didn't know the extent of what had happened.
Seeing those lastest pics of him after he married girl from high school was a trip. I could barely make out the Macho Man with all that white facial hair. Serious lack of aging in all that Florida sun, too.
Great set of DVDs! Thanks again for mentioning this. Might have missed it altogether otherwise. 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 18, 2015, 03:36:16 AM
Watched Horsehead (2014) (http://http) tonight. Really weird.
About 80% of it looked like a music video from the grunge era and pretty much all the main actress did was sleep.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjE4Njc2MjYxNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDg1NTI2MzE@._V1_SY317_CR8,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)

Still, the main actress was reason enough to push on through to the end ;D
Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux (http://https)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 22, 2015, 03:20:20 AM
Just finished forcing myself to watch Fort Tilden (2014) (http://http). It was so absurd I wanted to turn it off and frisbee the dvd several times but... couldn't lol. Chicks did some X toward the end. I almost needed some to make it through :15:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 23, 2015, 04:42:16 AM
Watched Avengers: Age of Ultron (http://http) tonight. AWESOME!
I have most of the Marvel series on Bluray. Incredible what they've done and hopefully where it's going. Love that Joss Whedon wrote and directed this, too. The guy is phenomenal!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 24, 2015, 01:26:46 AM
Just watched Cop Car (2015) (http://http) with Kevin Bacon. Some real mental disturbance in this one. The reality terror is much worse and hits closer to home than the horror stuff. I haven't felt sick on that level since Alpha Dog in 2006. 2tu

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTMyMDc5OTUwMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjEwNjc3NTE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)

Also saw Mantervention (2014) (http://http). Funny as hell even though most of it was toilet humor. 8) 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 25, 2015, 19:48:46 PM
(http://resizing.flixster.com/oQc-Hqy3jsj5pVCzYlEG8w7z7pA=/284x405/dkpu1ddg7pbsk.cloudfront.net/movie/11/18/10/11181094_ori.jpg)

I watched this at the cinema a few weeks ago.† It's sort of a vampire movie.† All the critics are raving about it nowadays.† It played at the Sundance Festival.† It's got the whole Euro-DJ vibe to it.† It has some similarities with David Lynch's Eraserhead.† I liked some of the homages to silent cinema, but ultimately the film didn't work for me.† A bit over-hyped.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 25, 2015, 22:06:14 PM
I've been in a 80's movie mood lately. Over the past week I've watched Batman(1989), Back to the Future 2 and 3, and The Goonies. Classics :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 27, 2015, 04:41:36 AM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
I watched this at the cinema a few weeks ago.† It's sort of a vampire movie.† All the critics are raving about it nowadays.† It played at the Sundance Festival.† It's got the whole Euro-DJ vibe to it.† It has some similarities with David Lynch's Eraserhead.† I liked some of the homages to silent cinema, but ultimately the film didn't work for me.† A bit over-hyped.
Thanks for the info. I probably won't like it but will give it a spin anyway if I can find it. :113:
[/quote]
That rocks! When I was married we used to have 80's parties occasionally and I was always John Bender from the Breakfast Club... which your post is making me want to watch for 428th time (exaggerating) Wouldn't mind rehashing some Goonies myself :)



Earlier we watched Star Leaf (2015) (http://http). "Space" pot that aliens grow on earth... 'nuff said. It was actually pretty good imo.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNDc4NDUxMzAxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjA3Nzg1MzE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)

Also saw Stung (2015) (http://http). Mutated hornets terrorize a party... yeah. Good directing, budget and Lance Henrikson made it work, even with the story line :p

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNzAyMDA3OTYyNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTgwODM2NTE@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 29, 2015, 04:11:28 AM
Just finished watching Unfriended (2014). Not even going to bother linking to it lol.
I'd heard it was bad but had to see for myself. Jeeze, that time could have been so much better spent.. :112:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 29, 2015, 04:12:48 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
Just finished watching Unfriended (2014). Not even going to bother linking to it lol.
I'd heard it was bad but had to see for myself. Jeeze, that time could have been so much better spent.. :112:
LOL  That's how I felt about Fantastic Four.  I wanted my time back! 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: wyldephang on August 29, 2015, 05:40:28 AM
Just came home from seeing Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation at the theater. I was pleasantly surprised; it turned out to be a great action movie without being too predictable.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 30, 2015, 03:19:47 AM
Quote from: "wyldephang"
Just came home from seeing Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation at the theater. I was pleasantly surprised; it turned out to be a great action movie without being too predictable.
Cool, thanks for the heads up. Will keep an eye out for this one :13:

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Also watched Unfinished Business (2015) (http://http). A great comedy but this one had a part where I also had to block the screen... when Dave Franco slipped in the bathroom lmao. Recommended :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 31, 2015, 03:33:32 AM
Watched Survivor (2014) (http://http) tonight. Milla Jovovich is HOT! 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 02, 2015, 00:52:23 AM
I just watched Ex Machina (http://http).† I think this is a fascinating movie about an artificial intelligence (designed to look like a woman) and a young man who is testing it's ability to emulate human behavior.† Though the movie is slow paced, it is well done and definitely worth watching.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 02, 2015, 04:21:26 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I just watched Ex Machina (http://http).† I think this is a fascinating movie about an artificial intelligence (designed to look like a woman) and a young man who is testing it's ability to emulate human behavior.† Though the movie is slow paced, it is well done and definitely worth watching.
I saw this and agree wholeheartedly. Interesting ideas in this movie plus android chick was hot. The end left me feeling betrayed (if I put myself in naive guy's shoes) and left it wide open for some cool sequels, if they're done right and not sold to Syfy lol.


I just watched The Lazarus Effect (2015) (http://http).
Holy crap.† :13: Olivia Wilde (http://http) is a BOMBSHELL and even hotter as a crazed demon chick. 'nuff said.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 02, 2015, 05:05:17 AM
Let's just say Olivia's last name is quite appropriate!  ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 04, 2015, 03:39:46 AM
Just watched Terminator Genisys (http://http). Wow, I totally thought it was going to continue like the first movie at that one point. When it changed I was lost and couldn't wait for answers. Don't like what they did with John Conner but since they didn't ask for my opinion... :66:
GREAT MOVIE!

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 04, 2015, 04:01:44 AM
I enjoyed it when I watched it.  I know critics didn't like it but that didn't matter to me.  Of course, there still more coming...
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 04, 2015, 14:24:37 PM
I never listen to critics, they are full of so much spite and arrogance that if I do see a review I'll go the opposite way. Judgemental types with no real credentials or knowledge being the 'voice of reason' on any topic is actually hilarious to me.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 04, 2015, 22:37:58 PM
I'd love to see how good of a movie a critic would make. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 04, 2015, 23:26:59 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I'd love to see how good of a movie a critic would make.
Yes! So would I. Anyone can sit around complaining about what they don't like or what may have been done subpar but none of these people can or will do anything better. The audacity to take a legendary series like Terminator and try to downgrade and ruin it when the CG alone when the tanker blew up was worth the price of admission imo. And that scene could have been mostly unnoticed as it almost was by me. I'll give any movie a shot. Ones I don't particularly like, like Unfriended, I'll throw an opinion out but will keep it subtle. Besides, my tastes aren't everybody's so I'm not going to harp on it. Just throw some funny comments out and move on. :8:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 06, 2015, 07:01:19 AM
Watched Noah (2014) (http://http), the full two hours, just to see how ridiculous and far from the written Word it would go. Thought I was watching another spin off of Lord of the Rings LOL. I didn't know they had rocket launchers and corrugated sheet metal back then :( The movie kept the gore at the right level though. Lots! 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 06, 2015, 13:49:42 PM
I did not like Noah one bit either.  I don't know what they were thinking about when they wrote that movie.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 07, 2015, 05:53:06 AM
Watched 6 Ways To Die (2015) (http://http) earlier. One of those out of sequence movies like Pulp Fiction and while not overly exhilarating, never expected that ending lol. :8:

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Also saw America's Most Haunted (2013) (http://http). Thought this was going to blow but ended up making me and Buffy laugh pretty hard at times. :46: :112:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 08, 2015, 03:23:11 AM
Watched Lost After Dark (2014) (http://http) tonight. Set around 8 high school kids in 1984 (reinforced by the usual Rubix Cube in one scene) and the slashing begins lol. Not awesome but pretty gory. Has the liquid cop from Terminator 2 guy in it. His car is bad ass 8)

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Lastly, forced myself and Buffy to sit through Biohazard: Patient Zero (2012) (http://http) in its entirety. Another one that just ends after an hour and a half of predicted sequences. :37:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 08, 2015, 03:58:52 AM
Boy, you're on a roll watching movies! 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 08, 2015, 04:10:38 AM
Yep, I try to make time for at least one every day. If I don't get away from the hacking & work related stuff it consumes all  :115:
Dang workaholic personality lol
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 08, 2015, 04:21:14 AM
Oh, believe me, I know.  Today was off but I spent a good 3 hours getting work done.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 08, 2015, 05:16:25 AM
I hear ya. Didn't know what to do with a day off so tried in vain to 'have fun' early on. Ended up buying laptops to install Linux on and spent most of my time pre-prepping one for a dual boot with Ubuntu. Felt better accomplishing the prelims on my next project than wasting time trying to have someone else's definition of a good time or ending up with a day spent having done nothing of importance or value. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 09, 2015, 05:04:08 AM
Tonight was a bust :p Watched Djinn (2013) (http://http). Couple of cheap scares and was ok for a semi-foreign film with a lot of Arabic spoken. I don't usually go to term on flicks I have to read but gave this one the full treatment. Cool enough story line but I couldn't identify with the characters and found I couldn't give a crap less about their problems, for the most part lol.

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Also wasted valuable time on To Hell With A Bullet (2013) (http://http). Has a killer soundtrack but that's about it. Lead female character wasn't even a draw and the story has pretty much been done to death. Only difference with this one was they did it with(out) style lol. Thought I was trapped in a bad '80's hair band video for an hour and 46 minutes.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 22, 2015, 20:28:56 PM
In the last couple nights I watched:

Anarchy Parlor (2014) (http://http)
Based on true events in Lithuania. Some sadistic stuff in here :17: Worth a watch though imo

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Area 51 (2015) (http://http)
Another behind the camera film. 3 peeps heading to Area 51 to break in and get footage. Seemed a little too easy to make it happen and the big finale left me looking around asking, seriously? lol. Then it just ended abruptly. Was waiting for someone to eat an rpg or become alien dung but that didn't happen. None of it. Did leave it wide open for a part 2 tho! (yay)
I believe! :78:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 22, 2015, 22:02:20 PM
I noticed Area 51 on Netflix last week and briefly thought about watching it. Glad I didn't, and after reading your thoughts I definitely won't be. Thanks for saving me the pain :21:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 22, 2015, 22:17:08 PM
Ha, you're welcome. Hope it didn't sound too negative but the majority of the movie was watchable and somewhat interesting. It was the end that burst the build up bubble. Kinda like Boogey Man way back. Cool flick and then the end was ridiculous lol.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 23, 2015, 04:48:50 AM
Watched School Dance (2014) (http://http) earlier. Pretty vulgar and outlandish but had some funny/crazy parts 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 24, 2015, 21:15:09 PM
Watched The Sound of Music (1965) (http://http). Classic :40: Anyway, wish I had ejected the DVD early on like I was inclined to do :p

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 25, 2015, 00:09:13 AM
The Sound of Music is most certainly a classic.  I have a specially anniversary edition of the movie on BD. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 25, 2015, 04:31:20 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
The Sound of Music is most certainly a classic.† I have a specially anniversary edition of the movie on BD. :)




Tonight we pulled one from the shelf and re-watched John Wick (2014) (http://http). Legendary :109:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 25, 2015, 04:35:54 AM
The special anniversary edition (just realized I made a typo before) I got does have extras.  It is a special package.  Can't seem to find it in Amazon now but they do have a couple anniversary editions.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on September 25, 2015, 19:45:32 PM
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Marshland - a Spanish based thriller about two detectives looking for a serial killer.† Quite well done.† I think it's still on limited cinematic release in the UK.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 26, 2015, 23:05:36 PM
Last night I watched Hot Pursuit (2015) (http://http) w/ Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon. Took a while to get going but ended up being pretty funny.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 27, 2015, 05:18:37 AM
I just finished watching The Bird Cage (http://http), starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, and Gene Hackman.† I have not laughed this hard with a movie in some time.† It's an older movie (1996) but definitely worth watching.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 27, 2015, 13:04:59 PM
Awesome, will have to check it out. I remember when it was being advertised and released back then but never saw it. 8)




Last night me & the hottie watched Big Sky (2015) (http://http). I never knew agoraphobia could be so devastating.. or boring lol. This one barely managed to make the "didn't eject and frisbee the disk" list and the only reason I'm admitting to watching it is because it didn't end suddenly... and Kyra Sedgwick is pretty rockin.

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Also saw Final Girl (2015) (http://http). Pretty good movie and worth a one-time peep imo but predictable. Was hoping for amped up violence or main protagonist chick to turn some epic 'super hero' kills during the big finale but they kept it realistic to the end :p
Elvis wannabe guy was super annoying and his brutal demise couldn't happen fast enough lol

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 27, 2015, 19:14:00 PM
Just watched Doom (http://http) which is, of course, based on the video game.† The movie tries to capture the story of the game and, it does manage to get that right, but the pacing is slow.† It could have done with some editing to shorten it by a good 20 minutes.† It didn't need to be nearly 2 hours long!

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 28, 2015, 02:36:03 AM
I decided to go watch Maze Runner:† The Scorch Trials (http://http).† There isn't much of a maze in this one.† I wasn't very impressed with this one, which was disappointing because I rather enjoyed the first Mazer Runner movie.† If you want to watch this, I recommend you wait for a DVD release.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 28, 2015, 05:21:40 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I dug the first Maze Runner too. Will wait for this one though. Doom rocked, especially the cheesy first person shooter attempt with the camera lol. The Rock said he was embarrassed about making it a few years ago. I liked it :113:

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Also watched Still Waters (2015) (http://http) aka Angel. Pretty good story about a psycho chick with a bad childhood, brutally murdering... pretty much anyone. Must have been filmed in England, too since the steering wheels were on the wrong side of the vehicles. Ha ha ha :)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 30, 2015, 04:47:38 AM
Re-watched Contracted (2013) (http://http) as a refresher for part 2. Man, that's nasty† 8)

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Aaaaaand, in hopes of saving someone else the pain, tried to watch Bombshell Bloodpath (2014) (http://http) but didn't make it past the 12 minute mark. It started out promising but quickly diminished into low budget crapfest that was suspected from the opening sequence. Looked to be another zombie apocalypse type movie but hopefully I'll never know :p

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 01, 2015, 14:29:53 PM
Good grief, last night I watched San Andreas (2015) (http://http) and after sitting on this dvd for a couple months waiting for the opportunity to watch, I couldn't figure out if it was a comedy or a spoof like The Naked Gun. Spent the first half hour waiting for Leslie Nielsen to pop up with some ridiculous jokes. Was the target audience 5 year olds? There were so many errors that me and my girl could point out several in almost every scene. We were laughing so hard at the absurdity that we missed some (crucial?) dialog but didn't have the motivation to back it up and listen. The overly dramatic parts in this flick are making me smile and almost laugh again as I'm typing this. In my estimate, this movie couldn't have earned more than $27 in theaters. If it surpassed that number, I truly pity where society is as a whole. While I'm a huge Rock fan, in and out of the ring, this one was a major disaster (no pun intended) and I'll be using the dvd disk to sight in my .22 rifle as it dangles from a tree limb via a short piece of fishing string.† :112:

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Also watched The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) (http://http). Takes place in Downer's Grove, Il where I used to live, although I didn't recognize any of the locations. Bunch of high school kids getting killed.. etc. All been done to death (no pun intended) but I could have sworn the main female protagonist was a young Mischa Barton. Very similar face structure and almost a dead match of the voice. Googled her to see if there was any relation but apparently Bella Heathcote is unrelated and from Australia. That was the spookiest thing during this entire movie lol.
It had some creepy, close to home realism in the story which is awesome because that always hits a nerve but all in all s.o.s. The 'big' twist at the end, I admittedly never saw coming but didn't really care once it was revealed lmao. Worth a peep though imo.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 02, 2015, 09:04:26 AM
Just finished Blood Moon (2014) (http://http) and it turned out to be... AWESOME. With a shaky start including some bad acting, I was ready to write it off as another Syfy (non)treasure. Gave it a few more minutes and cautiously withdrew my index finger from the eject button. Though fleeting, it had some terrifying moments that gave the feeling of dread I watch so many horror movies in search of. ???

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 02, 2015, 12:59:44 PM
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The Riot Club.† It sort of meant to be a satire on the Bullingdon Club at Oxford University(think David Cameron and George Osbourne).† It's okay - but not nasty enough with its satirical bite.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 03, 2015, 04:40:31 AM
Just watched I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine (2015) (http://http) and was excited to see the chick from the first one return. Pretty much relived part 1 through flashbacks during the opening 20 minutes and it was a relief to move on. Some violent deaths in this one too. (She cray cray) Made me and my girl cringe hard during one of them 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 03, 2015, 16:18:10 PM
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Last night, I re-watched this film.† It's a small British film - from the director Mike Hodges(who directed the original Get Carter.† I remember having to scour the ads in the listings magazines, to try and find the cinema which was showing this first time around.† It stars Clive Owen as an aspiring writer, who earns extra money as a croupier.† It's an interesting adult drama.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 04, 2015, 05:32:28 AM
Tonight we watched Cooties (2014) (http://http) and went in expecting a flop but it was a great movie. The comedy was excellent and that Frodo guy was in it. Definitely worth seeing imo :113:

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Watched Hidden (2015) (http://http) as well. It has that guy Eric from True Blood. Spent the entire movie wondering wth happened until it was all revealed at the bitter end. My impression was that it was a mix of Resident Evil and Fallout 3 & could almost be a side story to either. Besides the annoying little girl, this movie was pretty good imo :112:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Papa on October 04, 2015, 17:37:59 PM
Over the past three days I've been watching the Alien movies.¬† It's been a long time since I've watched any of them so it was like watching them with a different set of eyes.¬† I loved the first and second one (Alien and Aliens).¬† The third one was okay.¬† I'm looking forward to the forth one tonight with my old lady.¬†  :31:

I primarily watch VHS and won a lot of 37 tapes for twelve bucks on EBay.  All of the tapes look great and have played perfectly so far.  One interesting one among the bunch was a Star Trek cartoon from the seventies.  It was two episodes from the old Filmation series.  The first was about a Mayan god that was from space, claiming to be the father of humanity.  The second was when they went through a supernova and came out the other side into an anti-universe where people are born old and grow younger.  So, by the end, Spock, Kirk, and the rest of the crew were little babies.  They just happened to have some super-old starfleet officers about to retire that were still adults when they got back through to their universe.  They restored everyone to their original age by using the last pattern saved in the transporter!?! The old ones discussed staying young and living life over again but decided to go back to their old selves.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 06, 2015, 22:07:32 PM
Last night I watched 54.† Much to my surprise, this movie was inspired by true events and a New York club called Studio 54.† The cast includes Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, and Mike Myers (who portrays studio founder† Steve Rubell).† A new version of the movie is being released as a Director's Cut that adds 44 minutes of footage.† I watched the regular edition out but I'm curious to see the extended version.†

Synopsis:† In 1970s New York City, Studio 54 is the epicenter of sex, drugs and disco music. It's there that up-and-comer Shane O'Shea (Ryan Phillippe) endeavors to make his big-city dreams come true. After catching the eye of the nightclub's owner, Steve Rubell (Mike Myers), Shane quickly rises from busboy to bartender. While coat-check girl Anita (Salma Hayek) tries to get her big break as a singer, Shane finds himself smitten with soap-opera starlet Julie Black (Neve Campbell).

If you're curious about the real Studio 54, go here:† Wikipedia Article on Studio 54 (http://https)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 06, 2015, 22:13:58 PM
Sounds good, I'll keep an eye out for this!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 06, 2015, 22:28:00 PM
I watched that years ago and thought it was good. 44 min extra is quite a bit, I'll have to keep an eye out for it too.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 06, 2015, 22:44:47 PM
44 extra minutes make it into another movie, pretty much.  Netflix doesn't have it yet so I keep checking. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 07, 2015, 14:17:19 PM
Don't know if this counts but last night I watched Brian Regan: Standing Up (2007) (http://http). Laughed pretty hard. He's one of my all time favorites and his facial expressions alone are enough to award him a Nobel Peace Prize. (Since they'll apparently give them to anyone for no reason lol)

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Followed that up with Brian Regan Live From Radio City Music Hall (2015) (http://http). Not as good as in past years but still killing it lol.† :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 08, 2015, 13:49:36 PM
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I re-watched this a couple of days ago.† Still great after all these years.† Such a quirky film.† Good performances from Cusack, Arkin, Akroyd and Driver.† It's just a shame that the director(Armitage) never sort of had the same success again - and that Cusack hasn't written more scripts.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 08, 2015, 15:28:56 PM
Grosse Pointe Blank is awesome! One of my favourites :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 08, 2015, 16:03:45 PM
I'll have to check this out, have never seen it!  :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 10, 2015, 05:04:23 AM
Re-watched The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) (http://http) to prepare for the 2nd movie in the series, released 7 years later. This one was still pretty good.

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Finally, The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015) (http://http). Could tell right away this was going in an entirely new direction. Basic elements from the first movie played into the story but this was a lot more gruesome and intense 8)

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Also saw Berkshire County (2014) (http://http). Was semi-interesting but full of inconsistencies. Pointing out the flaws ended up being more entertaining :114:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 11, 2015, 05:44:28 AM
Tonight, watched The Vatican Tapes (2015) (http://http). Great movie. Mentally wrenching with some of the things that took place in this. :13: If you can stand the near constant, ear piercing sound effects it's awesome! Not big on hovering my finger over the mute button for an hour and a half but this was worth it.

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Watched Pixels (2015) (http://http) as well. What else can be said besides another great Adam Sandler movie? lol

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 12, 2015, 04:14:58 AM
Watched #Lucky Number (2015) (http://http) tonight. Good comedy and with Method Man, don't need much more :112:

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And from there, for lack of DVDs, re-watched Promethius (2012) (http://http). Don't remember how many times I've seen this in the last 3 years but it is LEGENDARY. And with the news (http://http) about the sequel released today, I needed another refresher 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 12, 2015, 21:29:36 PM
I really like Prometheus. Just about time for me to re-watch it too :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 13, 2015, 06:05:25 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I really like Prometheus. Just about time for me to re-watch it too 8)

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Also saw Man Up (2015) (http://http) with Simon Pegg. He was awesome in Shaun of the Dead and The World's End and this is no different. Excellent movie imo :)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Papa on October 13, 2015, 15:22:11 PM
I love all the connections with Robocop, Terminator, Alien, AVP, Predator, and Prometheus.  I'm sure the timeline is a crisscrossing like no other.  I wonder how the events of Robocop would change due to the ripples caused by the changing timeline in Terminator.  I know that the robots in Alien are later confirmed to be Cyberdyne.  I think the Matrix seems to be connected somehow, too.  I don't know for sure but it seems like it fits right in as a super-distant future from the other movies.  Predator 2 is still one of my all time favorite movies.  I really  loved Prometheus as well.  When I watched Alien again just recently I noticed the Prometheus man-mummy at the beginning in the ship they discover.  Up until the Prometheus movie came out he was still just a mystery.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 15, 2015, 23:05:09 PM
I did a mega cinema trip today.† Here's what I watched :-

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The Martian with Matt Damon.† I've already started a thread on it in the Entertainment section here.† It's directed by Ridley Scott.† It's sort of Apollo 13, but set on Mars.† It's pretty good.† What's good is that it manages to mix the sense of peril with humour.† A unique mix - and it works.†


Then it was this old thing from the Bard :-

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Macbeth with Michael Fassbender taking the role.† It's a different interpretation - I would say it's quite close to Polanski's one.† This time though - Macbeth is a soldier suffering from shell-shock.† Lady Macbeth's role is also reduced.†


Then it was on to this :-

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Sicario with Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro.† It's directed by Denis Villeneuve(Prisoners, The Enemy, etc.).† It's the tale of a naÔve young FBI agent(Blunt) who joins a task force to deal with the Mexican drug cartels.† A well made thriller - which whilst it doesn't do anything new - it's well executed in its narrative.† The cinematography by Roger Deakins(Fargo, Skyfall, etc.) is superb - look out for the night vision scenes.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 15, 2015, 23:18:15 PM
Wow, can't wait to see these. Especially The Martian-have heard great things. That's quite a day! :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 17, 2015, 05:05:50 AM
Last night I watched Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) (http://http). A great comedy about vampires taking over a company. Slow start but glad I hung with it. Got better fast :p

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Tonight I saw Pay the Ghost (2015) (http://http). Another great one with Nicolas Cage and easily worth the price of admission (or rental.) 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 18, 2015, 04:03:53 AM
I see you're in a Halloween mood.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 18, 2015, 05:37:06 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I see you're in a Halloween mood.† 8)

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Also saw The Gamechangers (2015) (http://http) about Take 2 Entertainment, Rockstar and their GTA Vice City and San Andreas games along with the occurrences back in 2002-2004. Had no idea the extent of what happened with the company or how close they came to being shut down. To fathom there might not have been a GTA 4 or 5 seems almost laughable right now but dayum! Glad that whole Hot Coffee thing didn't bring them down :) Highly recommend this movie!

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: dot.fyre on October 18, 2015, 13:32:13 PM
Pay the Ghost - quite easily one of the worst movies I've seen in recent years.

Shark Lake (Dolph Lungren) - terrible with some appalling cgi

Predestination (Ethan Hawke) - my brain is still scrambled trying to make sense of it (it was brilliant BTW)

Mission Impossible (new one) - typical MI film, enjoyable.

Southpaw - very good. Unfair to compare it to Rocky, so I won't!!! The fight scenes are more realistic though.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 19, 2015, 03:40:30 AM
Watched most of The Overnight (2015) (http://http) but had to kill it at the '10 minutes to go' mark. Just a little more than I cared to see (after the earlier depictions) :27:

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Followed by Self/less (2015) (http://http) starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. Cool story that kept reminding me of The 6th Day (http://http). It dragged on in some parts a little longer than necessary but was all around pretty good imo.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 22, 2015, 04:24:33 AM
Watched The Final Girls (2015) (http://http) earlier. Mindless comedy and Friday the 13th spoof-type film. Was a fun ride with cool bloopers during the credits but don't think it'll make the Blu-Ray set :40: Some of the CGI was noticeable but for the most part it was great. The makeup on one of the characters is still giving me the creeps. No cheap scares but enough mental anguish to last a while :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 23, 2015, 05:01:31 AM
Good grief, here's the quick & dirty:

Containment (2015) (http://http): Good story, average entertainment. Worth a view but not a dvd purchase imo.

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The Hive (2015) (http://http): Annoying from the opening scene and continuing through nagging flashbacks as dude finds clues to his identity. Not really a journey worth making :10:)† :112:

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Circle (2015) (http://http): If you've seen the cover for this movie (below), you've pretty much seen the movie too.† 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 23, 2015, 14:57:03 PM
I watched A Christmas Horror Story last week. I like corny horror movies so I enjoyed it too :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 24, 2015, 03:57:04 AM
Watched A Wicked Within (2015) (http://http) and after a rocky start, it didn't get much better. Battle between good & evil with some boring stuff in between. Imagine that.

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Also saw Into the Grizzly Maze (2015) (http://http). Includes several better known actors and Bart the Bear. It delivered, too... until the ending. Was worth the time though imo. Some nasty maulings and me & my girl musta said, Damn that's a big bear 20 times throughout lol.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 25, 2015, 01:24:35 AM
Watched 4Got10 (2015) (http://http) with Danny Trejo! (my favorite actor btw 8)

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Also watched Shelter (2015) (http://http). An interesting concept but a little boring. Kept waiting for it to live up to the possibilities of what coulda happened and then it ended. No explanation or closure. Hmmm. :51:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 26, 2015, 02:44:48 AM
Tonight, watched The Gallows (2015) (http://http). Really creepy 'portable cam' filmed flick about the rehashing of a play that went horribly wrong in 1993 at a high school. The timeline doesn't fit (if the recent events actually took place 22 years after) with the students' ages but pretty intense. :4:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 30, 2015, 01:45:34 AM
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I finally got around to seeing this small little film.†  :21:† I had a "Vesper Sorbet" to eat whilst watching it.† It's more light-hearted and fun than Craig's previous films.† Monica Belluica's character is underused.† Lťa Seydoux is one of the actresses who actually gets to act in a Bond film.† Christoph Waltz's character is criminally underused.† The opening pre-titles sequences is very impressive.† I suppose I enjoyed about 2/3 of the film.† It's not Quantum of S*** - but I was expecting something more.† Especially - after Skyfall.† I tell what - it'll be interesting to see what direction the films take after this one.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on October 31, 2015, 09:14:56 AM
Yeah I watched it the other day. I thought some of the special effects were amazing.. Yeah there is some humour in this one and prolly more than previous films..

Overall i really enjoyed it and hey its a typical Bond movie on that its entertaining.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 31, 2015, 22:57:28 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
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I re-watched this a couple of days ago.† Still great after all these years.† Such a quirky film.† Good performances from Cusack, Arkin, Akroyd and Driver.† It's just a shame that the director(Armitage) never sort of had the same success again - and that Cusack hasn't written more scripts.
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Grosse Pointe Blank is awesome! One of my favourites :113:
Finally saw this today. Great movie, so thanks for the heads up 8)
All the dated 1997 stuff in this movie was fantastic. The cell phones, computer towers, Operating Systems (Windows 3.1?) but the coolest thing was that Doom II upright in the convenience store. Awesome.

Been watching plenty of other movies the last few days. Will spare the more lengthy post and just hit em quick:
Original Halloween series 1, 2, 4 & 5
Pumpkinhead 1-4
Lumberjack Man
Ghostbusters 1-2
Son of Frankenstein 1939
Lady Frankenstein 1971
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 02, 2015, 03:37:38 AM
Watched Night of the Living Deb (2015) (http://http). This was pretty funny, in a mindless sort of way. Easily recommendable if you like comedies without a gripping storyline.

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Also watched Bridal Wave (2015) (http://http). It was good even though it was a romantic comedy lol. I only watched it bc of Arielle Kebbel(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/Saturn025/wub.gif)

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Also saw Vacation (2015) (http://http). Haven't laughed like that in a long time. Rusty Griswold 30 years later taking his family to Wally World. Has quite a few big names in this one. Highly recommended..

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 03, 2015, 03:45:57 AM
Watched The Gift (2015) (http://http) with Justin Bateman. That was way too creepy for my taste :13:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 06, 2015, 14:02:05 PM
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Lovelace.† It's a biopic of the porn star Linda Lovelace from the famous porn film Deep Throat.† It's okay, and pretty interesting - as I didn't know much about her.† She had a pretty tough upbringing.† I suppose it did show how porn could exploit people.† Good central performance from Amanda Seyfried.†


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The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe.† Based on Susan Hill's book.† I had seen the old ITV TV movie of it, many years ago in school for GCSE English.† This version is very different.† Has a bleaker look to the film.† It does feel too long.† A different perspective on the story - perhaps not as scary as the other version - although, I think this version to closer to the book.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 08, 2015, 04:54:44 AM
Watched Bone Tomahawk (2015) (http://http) earlier. Pretty long at just over two hours. Seems like there wasn't much of a mess on the cutting room floor after editing. Some of the scenes seemed overly long and unimportant. Told girl, if this is the regular version I'd hate to see the extended director's cut.
Pretty gory in places but overall worth seeing imho. Lots of big names (or popular ones, at least) even if only briefly appearing in the movie. 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 08, 2015, 09:49:45 AM
I watched some anime last night.† Namely, some Studio Ghibli stuff.†

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Princess Monoroke.† A tale about about a young man who gets involved in a war between the forest gods and a mining colony.† It started slowly, but did improve more towards the end.† Pretty good.


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Kiki's Delivery Service.† This one was more aimed towards younger audiences.† It's a tale about a young witch who has to spend a year away from home.† Quite an enchanting tale.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 09, 2015, 04:58:22 AM
Watched Southpaw (2015) (http://http) and thought it was excellent. Loved the fighting scenes, they were done well and actually believable. :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 10, 2015, 04:32:58 AM
Watched Momentum (2015) (http://http) tonight. Action packed to the end with an interesting story and plenty of twists. :113: Was similar in style to Sin City and its sequel 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 10, 2015, 20:32:04 PM
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I re-watched Looper, having seen it years ago when it was in the cinemas.† I think I enjoyed it more this time around.† It's good, but not great.†

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Porco Rosso.† Some more Studio Ghibli anime.† The tale of a former WWI fighter pilot who has turned into a pig and now fights air pirates in Southern Italy.† It's quirky for sure, but at the same time both enchanting and entertaining.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2015, 23:59:44 PM
The Studio Ghibli movies are always fun to watch.  I was not aware of Porco Rosso.  I'll have to check it out. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 11, 2015, 12:23:37 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
The Studio Ghibli movies are always fun to watch.  I was not aware of Porco Rosso.  I'll have to check it out. :)

Yeah.  I wasn't aware of them until Spirited Away, which I heard a lot of good things about and got to watch on BBC 3 many years ago.  Film 4(in the UK) showed a season of them recently, and they're on my PVR's hard disk at the moment. 

It looks like they're not making any more films.  When Marnie Was Here is meant to be the last one.  It still has to get its UK cinematic release.  I think it has been shown in the US though. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 13, 2015, 09:18:46 AM
More Studio Ghibli time.† Check out the following :-

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My Neighbour Toroto.† A tale about two young girls and their father who move to the countryside to look after their sick mother.† Along the way, they meet a forest creature called Toroto.† Really quirky.† More aimed at young kids, but I did like it.

(https://thealtentertainer.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/tales-from-earthsea-movie-poster-2006-1020444366.png?w=700)

Tales From the Earthsea.† A sort of hero's quest type story from Studio Ghibli.† It has wizards, princesses, a young hero and an evil villain.† Not one that I enjoyed the most, but okay.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f9/1a/01/f91a0167358d3d40917a117584ceb866.jpg)

Whisper of the Heart.† A coming of age tale from Studio Ghibli about a bookish young girl.† Quite a heartwarming tale.† It didn't have an English dub this one.† I liked it a lot.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 20, 2015, 18:28:43 PM
(http://cdn1.sciencefiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Zero-Theorem-banner.jpg)

The Zero Theorem - the latest from Terry Gilliam.† It's about a lonely computer programmer(Christop Waltz) who has to solve "The Zero Theorem".† It's a bit out there(even for Gilliam).† The production design is amazing(like in a lot of Gilliam's films).† It's not one of his best works - but it has its moments.


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The Lobster at the cinema.† Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman and Lťa Seydoux.† Set in a dystopian future, where you have to find a mate in 45 days or get turned into an animal.† It's sort of semi sci-fi.† It's a bit out there as film - reminded me a little bit of last year's Under the Skin(which I posted up on here a while ago).† Not all of the film works - and it won't be for everyone, but there's some interesting ideas in there.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 21, 2015, 19:45:57 PM
Finished Krampus: The Reckoning (2015) (http://http) the other day. Took almost a week, watching bits at a time. I really shoulda followed my instincts and ditched it after the first night :112:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 23, 2015, 03:50:52 AM
Watched Ant-Man (2015) (http://http) and loved it! Another great Marvel movie with cool tie ins and references. This badboy definitely made the Blu Ray pile. Was slow to start but about a half hour in it got real. :113:

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Also saw Mistress America (2015) (http://http). This was a strange one with no big names. The dialog was weird and so were the free spirited characters but in the end, worth it for a one time view.

(http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjEzNzgzNDgzNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODcyMjk4NTE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 23, 2015, 03:52:18 AM
Ant-Man was movie I enjoyed.  They did a good job with it for someone like me who had no idea who the character was. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 23, 2015, 03:56:23 AM
For me as well since I'd never heard of him. Only watched it bc it was Marvel. Glad I did, too.
Some of those visuals blew me away. It's crazy what they're capable of these days. Stunning film :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on November 23, 2015, 10:00:35 AM
Let's see. Recently I've watched Ant-Man. I'm not the biggest Marvel fan but this is actually one Marvel movie that I liked. Unlike Avengers 2 that I also watched recently and didn't really like.

I also watched Tomorrowland a couple of days ago. I loved it. Some people say it's a bit preachy...and I guess it was - but I don't really see that as a bad thing. It was kinda nice that it had a positive message that meant something, instead of just being two hours of increasingly bigger action sequences and nothing else (I'm looking at you, Avengers movies).
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on November 23, 2015, 21:28:52 PM
Over the last few weeks I have watched loads of films so I will cover as many as I can.

Tomorrowland

It was a decent film if a little predictable.. As already stated it has a decent positive vibe to the whole story so well worth a watch.

Southpaw

Brilliant movie I thought, great acting, great story and amazing boxing scenes.. highly reccommended from me lol.

The Martian

Matt Damon is the greatest actor on the scene for me at the moment and everything he touches is gold and this is no different. Highly thought provoking movie, great acting. simply a joy to watch.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on November 28, 2015, 12:52:25 PM
(https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/20/b70-10170)

This old thing.† I re-watched it.† Creepy aliens, black and white, scientists with mad weapons, flying saucers and Ray Harryhausen doing the special effects - what's not to like?† Good old fashioned B-movie fun.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 29, 2015, 13:51:33 PM
Have watched quite a few over the last week or so:

Hooper (1978) (http://http): Classic Burt Reynolds film with a lot of big name stars of the time. Story of an aging stunt man trying to maintain the "legend in his own mind" ideals as a younger generation is ready to take the reigns. Dated and a simple plot but still fun to watch-if only to see the clothes and hair :o Would highly recommend if you're into the 'genre'.

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No idea why I forced myself to sit through the next two. Maybe to take them off the list as I'd seen the first in the series decades earlier..
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990) (http://http): Wow. This was terrible lol.

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The Neverending Story III (http://http): This was pretty bad too >:(

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Meet the Parents (2000) (http://http): This 'Fockers' series was recommended to me on another forum about a year ago and I finally had a chance to get started. Not dated 15 years after and so far living up to the level of comedy. Some great scenes in this that had me lmao :45:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 30, 2015, 04:01:41 AM
I watched The Hunger Games:† Mockingjay Part 2 (http://http).† I was left with a "that's it?" feeling when the movie finished.† Despite some interesting twists, I was not very impressed with this film.† So much for building up to this conclusion.†

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 30, 2015, 04:07:58 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I was left with a "that's it?" feeling when the movie finished.
Oh no :-
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 30, 2015, 04:11:19 AM
Maybe you'll enjoy it.  I was just underwhelmed.  Not having read the books, maybe the ending is just what the books have. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 30, 2015, 04:19:27 AM
I never read them either. Was enjoying the movies but looking for an ending with substance. None of the other multi-film series' I've seen in the last 15 years have really lived up. Even most trilogies. Meh, it's my own fault for hoping it'd be different. Will add it on BluRay regardless. Can't leave it incomplete :p
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: nosweargamer on November 30, 2015, 17:38:41 PM
I finally watched Pixels......and I actually liked it! :13:
Not the greatest movie, but a good popcorn flick.
And I totally think they marketed it wrong.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 30, 2015, 18:17:52 PM
Quote from: "nosweargamer"
I finally watched Pixels......and I actually liked it! :13:
Not the greatest movie, but a good popcorn flick.
And I totally think they marketed it wrong.

I think for us retro gamers that's exactly the feeling we get for this movie.  I enjoyed it also. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 02, 2015, 04:51:43 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "nosweargamer"
I finally watched Pixels......and I actually liked it! :113:


Quote from: "Saturn"
Meet the Parents (2000) (http://http): This 'Fockers' series was recommended to me on another forum about a year ago and I finally had a chance to get started. Not dated 15 years after and so far living up to the level of comedy. Some great scenes in this that had me lmao 8)
Meet the Fockers (2004) (http://http): Kept hearing how much better it is than the first but guess my expectations were too high. It was funny but not especially so I was left waiting for it to live up to the hype. Was the least entertaining of the bunch but still good.

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Little Fockers (2010) (http://http): Pretty good way to finish it off. Had me laughing at all the crazy stuff and that Kevin guy (Owen Wilson) is nuts lol. I can finally check these off the list and move onto something from this decade. Classics that are nice to have on BluRay though :36:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 06, 2015, 11:57:03 AM
Watched Santa's Little Helper (2015) (http://http) last night. I was surprised at how good it was being a WWE movie and starring the Miz & Paige. Had some genuinely funny parts and recommend it :113:

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Also watched Heist (2015) (http://http) and thought it was epic. I'm adding this one to the Blu Ray collection 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 07, 2015, 04:30:52 AM
Sat through The Cokeville Miracle (2015) (http://http) earlier. A true story from 1986. Was a little too much drama for my taste (tolerance) and I wanted to slap the *hit out of the cop but still pretty cool how the events played out.

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Wasted another hour and a half with Wrecker (2015) (http://http). The synopsis reads like a horror movie but the scariest part is that they released this lol. Sat through to the bitter end hoping for an inkling of decent story but found none. I'd love to share some of the other names we came up with for the title, which was vastly more entertaining, but I'll leave those as (obvious) guesses for anyone brave enough to watch this garbage to the ridiculous "finale" :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 08, 2015, 01:31:37 AM
(http://www.filmequals.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/rush-movie-poster-550x412.jpg)

Rush - directed by Ron Howard.† It tells the tale of the battle for the 1976 Formula 1 championship.† I'm not sure how well known F1 is in the rest of the world - in the UK it seems well known(as to the fact that we have a recent world champion of it - and a former one still racing in it).† It's quite good - and sort of deals with why people would want to take such risks with their own lives, if not 100% historically accurate.†

Then this :-

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Never Let Me Go - based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro(who also wrote The Remains of the Day).† Set in an alternative dystopian timeframe, it tells the tale of three school friends who grow up and their journey into adulthood.† It's not really a coming of age story.† I can't give too much of the plot away, as that would spoil it - but it is both tragic and very moving.† It stars Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley.† I did enjoy it quite a lot, and it's quite thought provoking in its themes.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 08, 2015, 01:56:36 AM
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I watched The Wiz Live (http://http) (though not live, I watched it recorded).† What a piece of crap.† It does have a good cast and even the unknown actress who plays Dorothy (Shanice Williams) does a good job but this just isn't a very good version of The Wizard of Oz.† I kept watching hoping that it would do justice to the story but those hopes went "poof" quickly.† Do not waste your time with this.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 08, 2015, 04:20:51 AM
Thanks for the heads up. Was waiting to watch this with hopes it would be epic, or at least the music would be good.
Gonna record over it now 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 09, 2015, 22:28:49 PM
(http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/1815093/EasyMoneyPosterPT.jpg)

Easy Money.† A Swedish thriller, about a criminal who escaped jail and goes back into a life of crime.† It's quite violent in places.† It's a pretty good thriller.

(http://uthmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/@71_OFFICIAL-POSTER.jpg)

'71.† I re-watched this last night.† I had seen it in the cinema, about a year ago.† It's a thriller set in Belfat in 1971.† A young rookie soldier goes missing from his platoon, and has to make his way back to the regiment.† It's quite tense in places.† Really well made(it was actually shot in Yorkshire rather than Northern Ireland - look out for the satellite dish - apparently, Belfast had them in 1971† :21: ), well worth watching.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 11, 2015, 04:31:16 AM
Watched Blunt Force Trauma (2015) (http://http) and had high hopes. They were immediately dashed but I forced myself to sit through to the end grasping at some tiny morsel of hope. There was none to be had. This could have been so much more. Even when Mickey Rourke finally appeared it wasn't enough to save this. Too much boring crap between the competitions and I guess it was supposed to end up being some kind of love story but that should have been a byproduct of the (now, not so) awesome story line imho.

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Saw Close Range (2015) (http://http) also. Now this was an action flick! 8) Have been watching this chap tear people new ones for years and this hyper-violent beast a movie is no different, except the new standard that's set. The acting is kinda cheesy in places but who cares? Watching the choreography of the fight scenes being pulled off at a mega believable level like this more than makes up for the negatives. Lotta nasty injuries in this one that the camera tends to stay focused on juuuuust a little bit longer than necessary. :41:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 13, 2015, 16:58:38 PM
Watched Dune (1984) (http://http) last night for the first time ever. Cool to see so many great actors in one place.
Creepy younger sister was a little too much into the murderous rampage me thinks LOL† ???

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on December 17, 2015, 14:26:32 PM
(http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/star-wars-force-awakens-official-poster-433x640.jpg)

This little film.†  :113: :21:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 28, 2015, 20:01:29 PM
The last couple of days I watched 3 great films, ironically, all 8.2s at IMDB at the time of this post:

The Martian (2015) (http://http) Very impressive and believable. I'm sure most have seen it but I was glad it lived up to what I was expecting, and even went beyond. 8) A great story with well played out elements of how tough the old west was (or may have been). Classic as soon as it was finished :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 29, 2015, 03:04:05 AM
I just finished watching The Forbidden Kingdom (http://http), a movie with Jet Li and Jackie Chan.† This movie is just plain fun to watch and the choreography for the fights was excellent.† If you haven't seen it and you like fun martial arts movies, I recommend it.

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I also have the tradition of watching Christmas movies during the holidays, so here are four I've watched:

Santa Claus: The Movie (http://http) with Dudley Moore.

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Hallmark's Charming Christmas (http://http).

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Disney's A Christmas Carol (http://http).† Can't really go wrong with this one.

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And just for the fun of it The He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special (http://http).

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: onthinice on December 29, 2015, 16:54:58 PM
Quote from: "Katzkatz"
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This little film.†  :113: :113: I watched this on the 19th. Great movie but my biggest problem is the equipment is outdated. X-wings are good but has there not been any new ships created. What about the A-wing? The First Order, come on Tie Fighters were dated in Star Wars. What about Tie-Interceptors? Nice to see the Falcon a ship that is timeless.

Guess the ship models fit the New Hope theme. For new generations of fans it is a good start but for an old timer like myself it left me scratching my head.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 03, 2016, 19:21:35 PM
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Wild Bill directed by Dexter Fletcher(he's in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).† It's about an ex-convict who gets out and tries to reconnect with his young family in South London.† He also has to avoid falling back into his old criminal ways.† Really well made - and well acted from some of the young actors.† A good debut from Fletcher.†


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I then re-watched this(Eyes Wide Shut).† I had seen it on its cinematic release in the UK.† I remember it had got a lot of hype at the time, what with it being Kubrick's last film, the troubled production(Keitel leaving), the material it was trying to cover, etc.† Hmmmmm - well, I think there's a good film trying to get out of here - but it's struggling.† I think there's some good performances from Cruise and Kidman in particular.† The rest of it is problematic.† I do think that it goes on for about 30 minutes too long(I did think that when watching it in the cinema all those years ago).† I suppose I can see what Kubrick was trying to achieve, but I think it's flawed in its execution.

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I then re-watched The Prestige.† One of Christopher Nolan's smaller scale films.† It's really quirky - what with having David Bowie in it.† Lots of twists and turns.† It holds up really well.† I hope Nolan does something like either this or his first film(The Following) for his next film.† A smaller scale one, but still with an interesting story.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sam_P on January 06, 2016, 14:27:11 PM
Daddy's Home - 6/10.

Aside from a few funny bits, I really couldn't get into it. I admit cracking up at a few parts but it's just not something that had the buzz/hype around it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 06, 2016, 19:33:55 PM
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Sherlock : The Abominable Bride.† It's the special from the BBC TV series, that was set in Victorian London.† Meh - the story doesn't hold up well enough, and I have to say it didn't work.†

(http://www.screenrelish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/BRIDGE-OF-SPIES-QUAD-UK.jpg)

Bridge of Spies at the cinema.† From Steven Spielberg, and starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.† Based on a true life story set during the Cold War.† Well crafted film - you sort of sit back and admire the way Spielberg handles it.† Good performances from Hanks and Rylance - they have good chemistry as actors.

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Joy - also at the cinema.† Directed by David O. Russell(Silver Linings Playbook, Three Kings, American Hustle, etc.).† It also stars Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.† It's a drama dealing with a young woman's life, and how she got into financial difficulty.† Along the way she has some family problems.† It felt a lot like Silver Lings Playbook - in terms of material.† I don't think this sort of film will appeal to everyone.† It's okay, but nothing revolutionary.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on January 07, 2016, 14:33:01 PM
Watched Lost In the Sun (2015) (http://http) the other day. Had some boring in-between parts as I was constantly waiting for the stuff to hit the fan but that never really happened. Ended up being a pretty good story if you're into the heartwarming or coming of age crap but if I would have written or directed it, there woulda been nonstop bloodshed from the get! 8)

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 10, 2016, 12:42:53 PM
(http://images.moviepostershop.com/who-framed-roger-rabbit-movie-poster-1988-1010366415.jpg)

I re-watched this old thing, after many years.† Here's how old it is - I first saw it in the cinema - and there was an intermission(remember those?).† I am impressed how well it has held up.† I've always sort of considered it an exercise in technical wizardry rather than a full developed film - but there is a story(a sort of pastiche on film noir), good characterisation, good performances(RIP Bob), and the cartoons are incorporated well.†

(http://screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/kingsman-secret-service-most-poster.jpg)

Kingsman - directed by Matthew Vaughan(Layer Cake and Kick Ass) and co-written by Jane Goldman.† It's based on an old comic book.† It's got a similar off the wall humour to Kick Ass.† There are a few scenes(particularly one at the end), that are not the sort of stuff that your Granny would approve of.† Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Mark Strong and Samuel L. Jackson are in it.† It's sort of a satire on old spy films.† It's okay - but I think flawed in places.† Not as good as Kick Ass.


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The Loft - it's been remade a couple of times now.† This is from 2014.† It has the original director, but now set in the USA.† It's a thriller about a group of men who decide to buy a loft apartment for their extra martial affairs.† It then all goes wrong, when one of their girlfriends ends up dead in the loft.† There are lots of twists and turns - it keeps you guessing.† A very well made little thriller.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on January 12, 2016, 15:34:48 PM
Re-watched Man of Steel (2013) (http://http) the other day after it was mentioned in another thread. Epic :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: nosweargamer on January 12, 2016, 20:04:27 PM
I saw the latest Fantastic Four movie. I thought the first 60 minutes was great, but the rest of the movie was a let down.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on January 13, 2016, 03:27:16 AM
Quote from: "hamie96"
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Just finished Whiplash last night. The movie itself is truly compelling, telling a story of a man(boy?) who gives everything to become the best jazz drummer and a teacher who pushes his students too far to find their potential. It's really an unorthodox story that doesn't fall into cliches that most movies of the nature do.

I highly recommend it for anyone who loves music or really good movies in general. It's truly my top 5 of 2014.

I finally got around to watching this last night.† "Are you dragging?"† "Well, are you dragging or rushing?"† "Which is it?"† "Don't look at the ground?"† "Answer me!"† "Are some kind of f@ggot?"† It's the tale of a compelling teacher who whilst has talent - goes too far, and his relationship with a dedicated drummer.† It started off as a short film, before finding the funding as a fully fledged film.† It's short of An Officer and a Gentleman - but set in the world of music.† Whilst, it isn't original - it's well executed.† A superb performance from J. K. Simmons.†

Then I re-watched this :-

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I had seen at the cinema.† Yes - it's nonsense and doesn't make sense - but it's fun, and I think it has a sense of flair from Luc Besson.† Scarlett Johannson stars as a young student who get infected with drugs that can push her brains well beoyond her normal limits.† Morgan Freeman co-stars.† It goes really OTT towards the end.† It's a fun ride - entertaining, but perhaps not too much to think about.†
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on January 17, 2016, 03:19:37 AM
Watched 3 this evening (worth mentioning) and the first was Suspension (2015) (http://http). Mix of every teen slasher out there with blatant ripoffs of Jason and Freddy. The twist at the end I'd seen coming from the start and audibly called it; another ripoff from an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but I can't remember which season. A little slow moving and some terrible acting at times... Nevermind, I don't even know why I endured it to the end. The only Suspense I experienced was when this piece of crap was gonna end.

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Ruben Guthrie (2015) (http://http): Australian film about an alcoholic who cleans up his act... and I'll leave it at that. Worth seeing even though it has some pretty disgusting parts and things get crazy later in the movie but it's too easy to ruin it for anyone who may be interested by me commenting further. Would recommend this if you have and hour and a half to kill.

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90 Minutes in Heaven (2015) (http://http): True story of events that happened in January 1989. Guy dies in a hideous car accident, comes back to life an hour and a half later and the long/painful road to recovery reveals quite a bit to all involved. Pretty interesting but at two hours in length I could've opted for the Cliff Notes in certain areas. Great story though.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on January 18, 2016, 05:37:48 AM
Watched War Room (2015) (http://http) earlier tonight. Epic movie. Little old lady owned it :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on January 24, 2016, 15:48:58 PM
Watched Regression (2015) (http://http) starring Ethan Hawke last night. Meh. Was hoping for something that was closer to his level of awesomeness but the story here didn't live up to that. Was waiting and hoping for an epic twist but was let down on that point too. :112:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 24, 2016, 17:36:38 PM
I watched Wanted (http://http) last night.  The film star James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie.  Really fun film that I can recommend.  Here is the synopsis:  Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is an office worker whose life is going nowhere. After his estranged father is murdered, he meets Fox (Angelina Jolie), who recruits him into the Fraternity, a secret society of assassins which takes its orders from Fate itself. Fox and Sloan (Morgan Freeman), the Fraternity's leader, teach Wesley to tap into dormant powers. Though he enjoys his newfound abilities, he begins to suspect that there is more to the Fraternity than meets the eye.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Wanted_zpszba5b6bv.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on January 25, 2016, 03:42:24 AM
Watched Terminus (2015) (http://http) earlier. Slow to start and very confusing/pointless for the first 30 minutes. Once actual details were incorporated and all the weird occurrences started to make sense, I was unexcited about the developing story but watched to the end to see if it would get good. It didn't. :37:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on January 26, 2016, 06:14:20 AM
I have watched a few movies of late..

The Revenant, It was ok, Tom Hardy stole the show for me, by far the best actor, I just find Di Caprio up his own ass lol..

Wolf of Wall Street, another Di Caprio movie, it was funny in parts and very annoying in others but overall i did enjoy this film.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on February 01, 2016, 18:33:50 PM
Watched Burnt (2015) (http://http) the other day. It had that dude from American Sniper and was all about the "cooking" lifestyle lol. What a crazy bunch o' wild cats those chefs are. I didn't even know that was a thing... Don't care either. Movie was entertaining and had some good parts. Not one for my BluRay collection but worth watching.

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Also saw Crimson Peak (20150 (http://http). The story was ok and had some "almost" scary scenes a couple times. I found by the end of the movie I was more excited about it ending than what was going to happen to close it down.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on February 01, 2016, 18:46:04 PM
Ugh, forgot to mention I'd watched Born Wild (2013) (http://http) as well. Started off with a lot of promise but a few minutes in the bad acting/actors arrived and it was all downhill. Waaay too many overly dramatic sequences that made my girlfriend want to vomit, let alone was tolerable for me. And this is supposed to be some rough dudes. Thought I would see some ass kicking but instead, just a bunch of wusses falling in love. It was like an episode of Supergirl only it was dudes and there were no hot chicks. I had to go attack Fort Zancudo in GTA 5 to rinse my brain of the unrealistic crap from this movie. :40:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on February 04, 2016, 14:39:16 PM
Saw Uncaged (2016) (http://http) last night. Pretty good werewolf movie with good acting and story. Entertainment the entire length of the film which for me, is rare. I wouldn't give this a 10/10 by any means but it was worth the time.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on February 08, 2016, 19:47:35 PM
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I finally got around to watching The Hateful 8 last week, and in 70 mm with overture, extra material and intermission.  Positives : cinematography is great, the whole 70 mm does gives it extra "wideness"(although, it would have looked great in digital), great musical score, some standout performances from Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the whole "roadshow presentation" stuff does sort of add to the experience.  Negatives : far too long(I could have cut out about 1 hour and a half).  It's sort of an Agatha Christie style whodunnit - whilst it has it's moments, it's a bit self indulgent, and there's not enough there to sustain it.  It's interesting in its story concept - but it's not executed as well as should have been.  

I do hope that Tarantino gets some more focus for his venture.  Maybe something smaller scale.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on February 09, 2016, 02:07:05 AM
Watched AfterDeath (2015) (http://http). So much promise with its interesting story line but failed to deliver and by the end I turned it off with a few minutes to go. My bs meter had filled and it was time to watch something that didn't suck.

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Also saw The Carrier (2015) (http://http). The acting in this did it in but I stayed with it until the end. Minus the 20 minutes I spent shaving my head lol. A plague had erupted and bodies piled up while a few attempted to escape on a 747. Been done to death with better acting so this doesn't stand out.

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Just peeped All Mistakes Buried (2015). (http://http) I watched this because it has that shape shifting dude from the True Blood series (Sam Tramell). It turns out he co-wrote and produced it as well. The movie was different and his character turns out to be a little nuts but it was worth the hour and 20 some odd minutes imo. My girl figured out the plot before me so +1 for her this round. :45:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: MadCommodore on February 09, 2016, 19:32:25 PM
The hateful 8 hype can just sod off, it is 90% filmed in the same stupid room and proves Tarantino made 1 good film as a fluke and this does not increase his count to 2. The only plus point is he doesn't act in it (he is one of the worst actors in the world)

1/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 10, 2016, 00:33:15 AM
Quote from: "MadCommodore"
The hateful 8 hype can just sod off, it is 90% filmed in the same stupid room and proves Tarantino made 1 good film as a fluke and this does not increase his count to 2. The only plus point is he doesn't act in it (he is one of the worst actors in the world)

1/10

Tell us how you really feel!   :21:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: MadCommodore on February 10, 2016, 18:37:14 PM
lol sorry was a bit of an angry post.

Pulp Fiction was utter genius, a couple of his other films are OK and quite enjoyable but his hit rate is atrocious and there was a lot of hype around the release. His acting is as bad as Christian playing Darth Vader/Anakin in the prequels lol

Spotlight (2015)      9/10

Based on the true story of uncovering the paedophile priests in the church institution which was being swept under the rug by The Boston Globe (I think) newspaper. It is really well written, great acting by everyone, excellent cinematography and the subject is not sensationalized as much as you would expect from Hollywood. Also a bit of an eye opener being based on true events.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on February 14, 2016, 04:42:37 AM
Just returned from watching Deadpool (http://http) at the theatre. Another excellent Marvel film with plenty of action and smart ass one liners. They dropped the F bomb waaaaaaay too many times imo as I wasn't prepared for the kind of language in this one. This badboy's going to be added to the bluray collection asap. Well worth the price of admission  :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 14, 2016, 05:02:22 AM
I just finished watching The Notebook (http://http).  This is the first time I watch this movie and I will admit that I enjoyed it.  It is well written and the story is good, though it is not one that will appeal to everyone.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JamesGoblin on February 20, 2016, 16:29:04 PM
I saw "Once Upon a Time In the West" for the third (or was it fifth?) time. The music is getting better and better <3

It was actually an accident, my net stopped working for, like, 3 hours @3 AM, and I couldn't sleep...so I remembered couple old , classic movies a friend gave me in 2010 (!) to "educate myself" :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 04, 2016, 12:36:23 PM
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This little film.  It's very arthouse!   ;)   I jest.  I was apprehensive - as reboots can be tricky things.  Tom Hardy does a fine job of stepping into the role of Max.  The movie has very little plot and storyline.  It's a real pared down road cum B movie.  The whole car chase sequence has a balletic quality to the crashes - and you really do feel the energy of it.  It's good that they didn't over do the CGI.  I think having the stunts done with real vehicles helped it out a lot.  I did like it.  It'll be interesting to see what the sequels are like.  

(http://www.pastposters.com/cw3/assets/product_full/(JamieR-BX)__Misery(1).jpg)

Then it was Misery based on the Stephen King novel.  I had never seen it before - I had seen a few parodies of it.  Directed by Rob Reiner(he also directed another Stephen King adaptation Stand By Me) and starring Kathy Bates, James Caan, Richard Farnsworth and Lauren Bacall.  With the screenplay adapted by William Goldman.  Quite a good pedigree then.  The tale of a writer who has a car crash and then gets "looked after" by his number one fan!  A very good little thriller.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 06, 2016, 05:18:54 AM
I just watched Gods of Egypt (http://http).  This movie is nothing more than a CGI-fest.  The story is weak, though it does have quite a few funny moments in it.  It feels more like a comedy than the fantasy drama it tries to be!  The CGI are well done, though.  Unfortunate, because I was hoping it would be an epic film.  5/10

Here is the synopsis:  The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt's throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on March 14, 2016, 01:32:34 AM
Just watched Some Kind of Hero (1982) (http://http) with Richard Pryor and Margot Kidder. Classic from way back that I'd seen as a kid and jumped on the opportunity to see again. The clothes and hairstyles look dated but were wonderful to revisit. Love Richard Pryor and this was some of his best stuff imo. :113:
Story about a P.O.W. in the Vietnam War that was held prisoner for 5 years and returned to the States after signing a confession for war crimes under duress to save a fellow soldier's life (which failed). Only to find that his wife, the government and even the Army had betrayed him. Needing money to pay for his mother's treatment and the facility she was in after having a massive stroke, he takes up crime as the only resource left to accomplish this. Along the way he meets up with a high end Beverly Hills hooker (Margot Kidder) and the chaos ensues from there.


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JamesGoblin on March 14, 2016, 03:11:27 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
Just watched Some Kind of Hero (1982) (http://http) with Richard Pryor and Margot Kidder. Classic from way back that I'd seen as a kid and jumped on the opportunity to see again. The clothes and hairstyles look dated but were wonderful to revisit. Love Richard Pryor and this was some of his best stuff imo. :113:
Story about a P.O.W. in the Vietnam War that was held prisoner for 5 years and returned to the States after signing a confession for war crimes under duress to save a fellow soldier's life (which failed). Only to find that his wife, the government and even the Army had betrayed him. Needing money to pay for his mother's treatment and the facility she was in after having a massive stroke, he takes up crime as the only resource left to accomplish this. Along the way he meets up with a high end Beverly Hills hooker (Margot Kidder) and the chaos ensues from there.


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Hehe I was 100% hooked on things like this as a kid, back in 80s. My parents needed scalpel to peel me off the TV screen sometimes =)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on March 14, 2016, 04:03:13 AM
Quote from: "JamesGoblin"
Hehe I was 100% hooked on things like this as a kid, back in 80s. My parents needed scalpel to peel me off the TV screen sometimes =)
I'm right there with ya! Was remembering after I posted that, that me and my brothers looked forward to the monthly HBO/Showtime guide that would come in the mail. We'd dive in and track down all the best movies then the days/times they'd show. Every next interval of one coming on was a highlight and the countdown began. Seems pretty lame by today's standards with phones and all the other entertaining crap there is to do but back then it was epic :)

Btw, I probably shouldn't have been watching the love scene in the above movie at age 9 or whatever but since they only played these risquť movies after 10PM, it was a necessity to stay up and do it anyway lol. Great stuff.

Been tracking down several that I remember from that period and the other day, happened across On the Right Track (1981) (http://http) with Gary Coleman. Took some determination to make it all the way through but well worth it imo in the end.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 14, 2016, 13:52:29 PM
Completely agree about Richard Pryor! Love his movies, and I don't think I've ever seen that one. I will have to track it down :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on March 20, 2016, 20:48:47 PM
The guy is a legend. Love all his movies.


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on March 25, 2016, 19:42:53 PM
Here's what I watched from a cinema trip from last week :-

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A drama based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith(Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley's Game, The Two Faces of January, etc.).  Meh - didn't think that much of it - especially, compared to the other books from the author that have been adapted for the cinema.  Good performance from Cate Blanchett, but little else to interest you here.

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A Chinese film about a female assassin who is sent to kill a King's wife.  It's pretty difficult to follow as a film.  I can't say that I liked it.  

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From the Coen brothers.  It's sort of a satire of Old Hollywood.  The story of a studio exec who has to deal with his movie stars' problems and solve them.  It's quirky for sure - but like a lot of the Coen's comedy stuff, I didn't take to it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 02, 2016, 04:21:43 AM
Just watched The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) (http://http). Strayed too far from the book, which was especially awkward at the end. Won't spoil it any more than that but the time could have been better spent playing Club Drive on the Jaguar :65:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 02, 2016, 06:11:34 AM
Quote from: "Saturn"
Just watched The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) (http://http). Strayed too far from the book, which was especially awkward at the end. Won't spoil it any more than that but the time could have been better spent playing Club Drive on the Jaguar :10:  :21:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on April 02, 2016, 08:24:22 AM
Watched Batman V Superman last night and I have to say it was much better than I thought it was going to be.. Lets be clear, Jesse Eisenberg in my opinion is a weak actor and was really weak in this, I have no axe to grind but the guy just is not the right fit for this character, then I have way he was trying to get Batman and Superman to go after each other was questionable to me.. Also spoiler alert....

[spoiler:2qsk9p9l]Why would anyone think Superman shot a load of people at the beginning of the film lol..[/spoiler:2qsk9p9l]

Ben Affleck did a good job as Superman, he will never beat Christian Bale's version, in fact I doubt that version of Batman will ever be beaten but I have to give him credit, he certainly played the part much better than I thought he could and indeed would.

Overall the film is great, proper DC action, Dark and action packed.

8/10 for me.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2016, 13:21:24 PM
I haven't been able to watch Batman v Superman yet but good to see you liked it, Zap.  Most people have been impressed with Ben Affleck as Batman and agree with you on Jesse's performance.  I think he may have been miscast for the role.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 02, 2016, 22:09:22 PM
Just watched Batman v Superman. While it had some epic parts (loved the references!), the Lex Luger guy was an extreme FAIL. To the point of embarrassment. Also, Ben Affleck's head is too tall and no matter how hard I tried, just couldn't believe him to be Bruce Wayne. Gigli and Daredevil from 2003 kept coming to mind. 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 03, 2016, 03:32:55 AM
Saw Scream at the Devil (2015) (http://http). Crazy chick off her meds which leads to some scary stuff. Has its share of bad acting but was intrigued to see what would happen at the end. Unfortunately, it earned the 2.6 rating currently at imdb :113:

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 03, 2016, 22:53:42 PM
I finally got to watch Deadpool (http://http).  This movie is totally nuts.  I am not really familiar with the character, so I have nothing to compare to.  I did enjoy the movie, though. It was well done.  

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I also got to watch Allegiant (http://http).  I must say that I liked this one more than the previous ones. I thought the story was better fleshed out.  It is not a fantastic movie, though.  It is a bit over average.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 04, 2016, 02:39:49 AM
Watched Convergence (2015) (http://http) and really enjoyed the tie-in between paranormal investigators and spirits. A little cheesy in places but a pretty good story imo.

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Also saw The Night Before (2015) w/ Seth Rogen & that hot chick from The Office. Funny as hell, per his usual. Had me rolling almost the entire time :112:

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSClulk9dCwd_uYFHrdyk3ajqFd1Mz1cU6xT26fUtXsGh1GsHKB)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 04, 2016, 02:47:39 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I also got to watch Allegiant (http://http).  I must say that I liked this one more than the previous ones. I thought the story was better fleshed out.  It is not a fantastic movie, though.  It is a bit over average.

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I'm looking forward to this one! :113:
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 04, 2016, 03:33:58 AM
The ending will leave you...WTF!?
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 04, 2016, 05:33:08 AM
Well, that figures. But, won't stray far from how Batman v Superman and Star Wars ep 7 left me. Couldn't believe what happened in those so this should follow suit I guess :P
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 06, 2016, 02:40:26 AM
I just watched Risen (http://http).  This is one of those "what if" movies.  Official synopsis:  Roman military tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) remains set in his ways after serving 25 years in the army. He arrives at a crossroad when he's tasked to investigate the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) following the Crucifixion. Accompanied by trusted aide Lucius (Tom Felton), his quest to disprove rumors of a risen Messiah makes him question his own beliefs and spirituality. As his journey takes him to places never dreamed of, Clavius discovers the truth that he's been seeking.

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I thought this was an interesting and well done movie that focused mostly on the events at the end of the Crucifixion of Jesus to the 40 days after His resurrection.  As the synopsis says, the story focuses on the Roman tribune Clavius while taking him through biblical events until the ascension.  Though the story only uses the biblical events as inspiration, it's not hard to imagine some of what appears in the movie happening back then.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 06, 2016, 02:47:56 AM
That sounds cool, will be keeping an eye out for it 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 08, 2016, 04:27:59 AM
I just got back from watching a certain little film with the logo below...

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After hearing so many mixed comments and reviews about the movie, I wasn't sure what to expect but I had to see for myself.  Well, as far as I'm concerned, critics be damned.  I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, though I will say it is far from a perfect film.  

Overall I thought the film wanted to do a lot in the 2 1/2 hours it had and that is certainly an issue that will bother some people.  Perhaps the aforementioned critics are among those.  Ben Affleck impressed in his performance as Batman and he put to rest any concerns about his being cast for the role.  I think he has played the best Batman I've seen in film and that has to do with the fact that this version of Batman is a seasoned one. Gal Gadot was great as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.  I will say that her dresses were quite interesting in design and that her entrance as Wonder Woman during the film's climactic battle was well played.  The cameos by the other JL members was also handled in a way that was not intrusive, I thought.  As for Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor, I have to say that I have mixed feelings.  I think the machinations by the character are fit of him but Jesse's portrayal of the character didn't quite do it for me.  Of course, this may be more the director's fault than the actor's fault.

So, I liked this movie.  I want to watch it again and I certainly liked the easter eggs in it and the hints to what is coming next.  I give it an 8.5/10.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: ArcadeAction on April 10, 2016, 04:14:31 AM
I found I overal enjoyed the movie. They are much, much more violent and dark than a movie like this would have been in the 80s. Lot of people being killed. I'll admit I'm not on top of things as far as timelines are concerned, but with Lex Luthor it seemed he was an earlier version of himself, whereas the other characters seemed to be further along in their maturity/storyline already. Zod was already dead etc, though in the original Superman films, Luthor was a much older person when Superman faced Zod. I hadn't seen the previous Superman movie though so I might be missing a lot. BA was just fine as Batman I thought. Looked like he put a lot of effort for the role. My concept of what I believed Superman's personality and character is in my mind (not having to do with casting, but with script) is different than the way he is portrayed now. But maybe the comics are more like this.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 10, 2016, 04:27:13 AM
Snyder has changed Superman to some degree as he is not the Boy Scout most people make him to be.  In the New 52 comics the character is a bit more like what he is in this movie, though he seems to have a stronger moral compass in the comics.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 12, 2016, 04:37:07 AM
Last night I watched Victor Frankenstein (2015) (http://http). One of the best Frankenstein movies I've seen as this one went into great detail about the back story of Victor and the process in creating the monster. Some elements didn't jive with the commonly told story but that didn't make a huge difference to me. This film was well done imho and definitely worth seeing. Being told from Igor's perspective added an interesting element as well.

(http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/6/83//victor_frankenstein_poster.jpg?itok=zVYKoaRw)


Just finished The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (2015) (http://http). I'm not big on documentaries but since I'm a huge wrestling fan, had to watch. Had no idea he was so strung out on drugs. Even when he was wrestling back in the day. The filming took place over 18 months in 2013-14 leading up to his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. He went through hell trying to sober up and get in shape. In typical Vince McMahon fashion, he welcomed him back and I have a ton of respect for Vince to never hold a grudge. If you like wrestling or are a Jake the Snake fan this is well worth the time 8)

(http://jimcomeau.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/jake-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on April 13, 2016, 16:00:35 PM
Watched Eddie the Eagle last night and definitely the best film in a long time and probably the best film you will see all year and if it don't win the oscars then it's a complete and utter fix
Lol.


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on April 14, 2016, 17:03:36 PM
Watched Riddle Room (2016) last night. Started out good but dragged on after a while and the ending 'reveal' wasn't all that climactic. Was alright but in hindsight, could've applied the time better. So, not recommending it. For all it's deficiencies, this guy right here caused a couple of quick "Holy s*its!" to become audible in the room lol.

(http://stfimages.in/images/2016/02/17/Ov914OT.png)


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 17, 2016, 03:20:05 AM
I just watched 10 Cloverfield Lane (http://http).  This movie is pretty good.  Lots of suspense in this one!

Official Synopsis:  After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard's controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world.

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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 22, 2016, 03:30:52 AM
I just watched Alice Through the Looking Glass (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2567026/).  I enjoyed it and thought it was a fun visit to Wonderland.  It is probably longer than it needed to be, though. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass2_zpsrs238ntd.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 27, 2016, 01:42:25 AM
I just got back from watching X-Men Apocalypse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3385516/).  I thought it was on OK movie.  The final 30 minutes were the best part of the movie, TBH.  The beginning is a bit slow and could have probably been cut some.  I give it a 7/10. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/X-Men%20Apocalypse_zpsbwqtfenm.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 27, 2016, 15:25:37 PM
(http://http://celebritiesreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/independence_day__resurgence_poster_by_sahinduezguen-d901dsm.jpg)(http://celebritiesreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/independence_day__resurgence_poster_by_sahinduezguen-d901dsm.jpg)

Some I went to see Independence Day : Resurgence.  I loved the original - yes, it was a little cheesey - but it new what it was(a B movie) and it was a lot of fun.  First off, no Will Smith(apparently, he asked for mega bucks) and there's not enough of Jeff Goldblum doing his special scientist guy(we all love that right - from Jurassic Park and the original film).  There's some nods to things like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the original film.  It's too long.  I've got say that whilst I didn't hate, and I thought a few things in it were fun - it was sort of middling at best.  Meh.  If it comes up on Netflix, etc - or on TV - then go and watch it - otherwise, it's not worth the trip to the cinema. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 27, 2016, 23:10:02 PM
It's unfortunate to see the negative feedback on this movie from different sources.  I was hoping to catch it in the cinema but I think I'm going to wait for a BD release instead.  I did enjoy the original one, though.  Is the musical score at least good? 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on June 29, 2016, 17:30:06 PM
It's unfortunate to see the negative feedback on this movie from different sources.  I was hoping to catch it in the cinema but I think I'm going to wait for a BD release instead.  I did enjoy the original one, though.  Is the musical score at least good? 

The musical score - well, I suppose in some sequences - it has a few creepy notes(for the appropriate scenes) - it has a moody soundtrack to much of it - dark and brooding.  It's okay, I suppose.  Probably, one of the better things about it - but, not outstanding.  The last movie soundtrack that I thought was really good was Inception. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 04, 2016, 07:43:27 AM
Watched Green Room (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4062536/?ref_=nv_sr_1) with Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart-without an accent. About a punk rock band that makes their way to a gig and right after their set, all hell breaks loose w/ the accidental discovery of a murder that had just taken place. It was a little slow (or misleading) to start and I was about to stop it since it appeared to be the story of a struggling band blah blah... and I couldn't identify with any of the unbathed, wannabes who apparently live in a different reality than the rest of the planet. But, right before clicking eject it suddently got interesting. The level of gore in this film is epic. (http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/wtf_zpslxrbsals.gif) Didn't expect to see most of what was shown but DAYUM.
Ended up being one of the better movies I've seen recently and will be added to the DVD collection. Not Bluray worthy imo but definitely a keeper (http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/113_zpsuvx9xklq.gif)

(http://greenroom-movie.com/assets/img/social-share-v2.jpg)


Also watched About Scout (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3252998/?ref_=nv_sr_2). Figured this would be the feel good movie of the summer or some crap but was pretty good in the end.
Spoiler: show
 Some chick, like 15 years old, has a younger sister that is claimed by their carny father after she gets into the grandmother's drugs and cps steps in. Some crazy dude from a rich family is put in an insane asylum after slitting his wrists, who meets the 15 yr old through a chain link fence one day while wandering around the asylum grounds. She helps him break out and they go on a crime spree while rescuing the younger sister. The dad's new girlfriend is a crack whore and the 15 yr old falls in love with the crazy dude but he breaks off a piece from some hotel registrar lady and the film ends when he's arrested by that lethal weapon dude who always says, "I'm too old for this sh*t." But after being returned to his family the girl finds him and they all leave together which is kinda creepy since he's in his 20s or something. Anyway, confusing as that sounds, they make it work on the screen (http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/tongue_zpsgfwfalkc.png)


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 05, 2016, 04:48:23 AM
Watched Dirty Grandpa (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1860213/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) a few days ago. Wow, never thought I'd see De Niro sign on for something like this. It was funny but way too much imo. Had to go take a shower after to wash the nasty off me (http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/huh_zpstrjfq4ra.png) Too bad I couldn't un-see some of that stuff.
The best parts were every time Zac Efron was to referred to as a lesbian lolol.

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Also saw Ride Along 2 (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2869728/?ref_=nv_sr_1). The Ice Cube/Kevin Hart combo works again and this one was every bit as funny as the first. More of the same but better 8)

(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/ride-along-2-2016/large_5R0LIgh1amIE42Qm7B59yeW9RtF.jpg)


Watched Goosebumps (2015)  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1051904/?ref_=nv_sr_1)earlier. Started out like a Disney flick and was about to eject it but it was interesting enough to keep going for a while. Glad I kept watching as it turned out to be really good. Nice story and amazing special effects. I don't like Jack Black at all which is another reason I was about to frisbee the DVD but even though he's a douche, I didn't really notice it was him during the film.

(http://horrornews.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/gb1.jpg)


Also saw Eddie the Eagle (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083452/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). True story and even though I wanted to slap the glasses off Eddie the first half of the movie, it was great. Story about a guy who had Olympic ambitions since childhood even though his father berated him about the idea at seemingly every opportunity available through the years. Anyway, dude perseveres and eventually sets the record for ski jumping in Britain. Hugh Jackman plays a drunk who was a former competitor in the sport himself and ends up training Eddie to at least make it into the event. The ending is pretty awesome.

(http://cdn1-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/eddie-the-eagle/eddie-one-sheet.jpg)


Also checked out The Intern (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2361509/?ref_=nv_sr_1). Excellent movie with some mild twists and what I thought was an ending I saw coming a mile away but didn't happen. Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro play off of each other perfectly which was unexpected.
De Niro is hired as an intern at Hathaway's company and he saves the day (a lot of times) and enlightens most of the younger crowd who were initially standoffish of interacting with someone 'old.' He even takes 3 other employees on a breaking and entering job later on which was a fun ride.

(http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/pursuedbytruth/files/2015/10/the-intern-.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JoeMusashi on July 05, 2016, 08:41:00 AM
Tonight, watched The Gallows (2015) Really creepy 'portable cam' filmed flick about the rehashing of a play that went horribly wrong in 1993 at a high school. The timeline doesn't fit (if the recent events actually took place 22 years after) with the students' ages but pretty intense. :4:

Watched this last night and it is pretty creepy. Lots of dark corridors and locked doors.
At 1hr 20m I was only looking for a short film to watch , didn't intend to watch a horror. Glad I did!
The ending was a little weak but you find that with most horror films.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 09, 2016, 05:20:43 AM
Earlier this week I watched In the Heart of the Sea (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1390411/?ref_=nv_sr_1) and found it to be outstanding. Very surprised that it was as good as it was or how much it held my attention from the opening scene. Exactly as the plot summary states, "A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick." but it's so much more than that brief description. What they did with this film and story is amazing.

(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/in-the-heart-of-the-sea-2015/large_large_uekIGnzTACciWrfR7jOuof7xHgR.jpg)   (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/In_the_Heart_of_the_Sea_poster.jpg/220px-In_the_Heart_of_the_Sea_poster.jpg)


Also saw King Jack (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863484/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). Depressing from beginning to end but a somewhat interesting story about a hoodlum kid that gets into trouble at every turn with no light at the end of the tunnel. Things go from bad to worse... constantly, but it works out to a certain extent in the (mundane) ending.
In hindsight, unless the remote is on the other side of the room and you're too lazy to go get it to hit eject, might want to pass on this one. (http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/tongue_zpsgfwfalkc.png)

(http://iranfilm.download/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/King-Jack-31dwnfld1oo2jl8xpbexhc.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 09, 2016, 22:11:22 PM
I have not watched In the Heart of the Sea yet.  I have it in the list of movies to watch, though.  Glad you liked it!  What I just watched was Warcraft: The Beginning (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warcraft_(film)).  I have never played the Warcraft games, so I don't have a frame of reference.  I do like fantasy stuff, so I did enjoy it.  In fact, I think it is a pretty cool movie based on a game. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Warcraft_zpsu9nizau8.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 10, 2016, 04:44:16 AM
Warcraft seems interesting. I've never played the game(s) either but will give this a look if I can find it. Thanks for the heads up.

Tonight, I  saw The Submarine Kid (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3217994/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). Very strange movie and weighing in at 1hr & 50 mins, it wasn't worth the investment. Kept waiting for it to make some sense and after the anticlimactic ending where the assumed path was revealed, it just ended. As if I was supposed to say, "Whoa, never saw that coming." Was more like, "Seriously?"
Not a fun ride.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR7sStmzkuB3CBHqymy686ROIU98Z-tt-tfAj_p0ZOpqhPVnhJW)

Also watched Macbeth (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2884018/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). Dialogue straight out of the play but pulled off without even a twinge of seeming like bs. Excellent movie imho and worth seeing a 2nd time. At 1hr 52mins, my mind was active the entire time translating the script into an understandable dialect. Dude became totally nuts and it was exciting watching him crumble into a paranoid and guilt ridden state all the way to the final scene.(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/113_zpsuvx9xklq.gif)

(http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/macbeth-poster-michael-fassbender.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 11, 2016, 03:02:40 AM
Re-watched Deadpool (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431045/?ref_=nv_sr_1) today. Seemed funnier this time around than opening day back in February.
Ryan Reynolds kills me. Part 2 is scheduled for release in 2017 so I'll probably watch this one again right before its release.

(http://s3.foxmovies.com/foxmovies/production/films/103/images/feature/deadpool-film-header-home-ent-03-front-main-stage.jpg)


Also saw Daddy's Home (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1528854/?ref_=nv_sr_1) with Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg. It wasn't as funny as I'd expected but well worth the time.
Part 2 is in production and I'm looking forward to it 8)

(http://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/covers/daddys-home-blu-ray-cover-26.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 14, 2016, 04:05:10 AM
Earlier this week I watched In the Heart of the Sea (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1390411/?ref_=nv_sr_1) and found it to be outstanding. Very surprised that it was as good as it was or how much it held my attention from the opening scene. Exactly as the plot summary states, "A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick." but it's so much more than that brief description. What they did with this film and story is amazing.

(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/in-the-heart-of-the-sea-2015/large_large_uekIGnzTACciWrfR7jOuof7xHgR.jpg)   (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/In_the_Heart_of_the_Sea_poster.jpg/220px-In_the_Heart_of_the_Sea_poster.jpg)

I watched this today and I have to agree with you.  This is an excellent movie and remarkable to think this is based on true events.  For those who may not have watched it, I definitely recommend it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 14, 2016, 05:13:30 AM
For those who may not have watched it, I definitely recommend it.
I second this.
Still impressed with how interesting the story was and unable to pull myself away from the screen, even for a moment.



Tonight I had the displeasure of watching The Invitation (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2400463/). This was just weird until the last quarter of the movie where some things began to happen. A lot of the scenes were just the camera pointing at someone staring at something. And those scenes went on for eternity it seemed. Whoever did the sound and sound effects for this needs their ass kicked. Ear piercing deliveries of what I assumed to be suspenseful music and repetitive beating that didn't fit what was happening on screen to the point of drowning out the dialog to an inaudible level. Kept raising the volume to hear the actors speak and lowering or muting it quickly when the random ear piercing sounds suddenly appeared. It was more like a game of trying not to blow my ear drums out than enjoying a movie. Highly recommend staying away from this one at all costs. What a waste.
What's sad to me is that it starred Logan Marshall-Green from Prometheus and The O.C. so I watched it out of respect. Disheartening, to say the least.

(http://cdn3-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/the-invitation/invitation_theatrical-poster_web.jpg)   (http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/the-invitation-2016/large_large_gBYEBfbUmNMmS5tIQyjCJVHAKw2.jpg)


Also watched Sisters (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1850457/) which was great fun. Had me laughing nearly all the way through.
Story about two sisters who find out their childhood home is being sold by their parents and decide to throw a party like they did in high school. With a plan to trash the place so no one will buy it, everything gets out of hand and it takes off from there. Recommend if you're tired of the horror films and need a break (like I did :p )

(http://www.covershut.com/covers/Sisters-2015--Front-Cover-108098.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 15, 2016, 22:51:08 PM
I finally watched San Andreas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2126355/), which felt like a rather generic disaster movie.  Yeah, it has cool special effects and CGI but the story was lacking.  So, I'd say this was a lackluster.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/SanAndreas_zpsxyiy2wz9.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 16, 2016, 00:53:27 AM
Yes, me again!  I just watched Lucy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/) with Scarlett Johansson.  If Scarlett is in it, nothing more needs to be said. LOL  All kidding aside, I thought this was an excellent science fiction movie.  The premise is based on something that isn't scientifically accurate but, who cares?  That's why it is science fiction.  If you haven't seen it, you should.  :)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Lucy_zpspvpogg21.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 16, 2016, 03:43:05 AM
I finally watched San Andreas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2126355/), which felt like a rather generic disaster movie.  Yeah, it has cool special effects and CGI but the story was lacking.  So, I'd say this was a lackluster.
I couldn't agree more. I was so disappointed with this after ALL THE HYPE that I was almost physically ill. 2 thumbs way down.


Tonight I watched 4th Man Out (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3978720/?ref_=nv_sr_1). A comedy about a guy who comes out of the closet and his friends don't know how to deal with this new information & lifestyle. Damn good movie that had me laughing most of the way through.

(http://www.sananaz.com/db/images/2016/02/4TH-Man-Out-2016-Official-Movie-Release-in-February-2016.jpg)


Also saw The Brothers Grimsby (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3381008/?ref_=nv_sr_1). After 28 years a 'village idiot' finds his long lost brother who happens to be a spy. Together, they save the world but not without some crazy situations taking place and although pretty funny at times, I'd recommend have strong stomach before checking this out. It's not blood and gore that got me though.. ??? As with the movie Dirty Grandpa (http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=204.msg90828#msg90828), I had to wash the ick off me after watching this :P

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/10/09/2F3B5E9C00000578-3353917-image-a-16_1449740880029.jpg)   (http://cdn1-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/the-brothers-grimsby/the-brothers-grimsby-grimsbydigitaljpgfinal_rgb.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: AmigaJay on July 16, 2016, 07:26:22 AM
I saw Grimsby too last week, never knew it was called 'The Brothers Grimsby' ?! Anyway I watched it with my family, we pissed otherselfs watching the first time, the sucking off the poison scene and elephant one had us going, gross but entertaining!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on July 16, 2016, 22:09:23 PM
To sort of prepare myself for the new Star Trek film next, I went back and revisited this little thing from JJ Abrams(yes - I know he didn't direct the new Star Trek film - but he still produced it) :-

(http://www.impawards.com/2011/posters/super_eight.jpg)


I had seen it in the cinema.  On re-watch, it still holds up.  Yes, it's obviously a love letter to Spielberg films of old, and whilst not particularly original - it has spectacle, character development and a heart(which is something that a lot of modern blockbusters are perhaps lacking in). 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 16, 2016, 22:51:11 PM
I keep catching up.  I just finished watching Mission Impossible:  Rogue Nation (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2381249/).  I really enjoyed this one!  Fast paced with lots of twists and turns.  Definitely worth a watch. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/MI%20Rogue_zpsanur3wxs.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 17, 2016, 03:14:20 AM
I saw Grimsby too last week, never knew it was called 'The Brothers Grimsby' ?! Anyway I watched it with my family, we pissed otherselfs watching the first time, the sucking off the poison scene and elephant one had us going, gross but entertaining!
May have had a different name elsewhere. Who knows, but yeah those two scenes are what got me LOL.
Still laughing about the poison one. ;D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2016, 19:59:13 PM
I continue my movie sprint.  I have watched Pan (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3332064/) which is an origin story about Peter Pan and Captain Hook.  I thought it was a nicely done story but the movie could have been a bit shorter.  Though not spectacular, I think it is a decent film and fun to watch. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/Pan_zpsctsct6bt.jpg)

The other one I watche was The Day the Earth Stood Still (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/), but the 2008 remake of the movie with Keanu Reeves.  I thought Keanu was perfectly cast for his role as Klaatu given his acting style.  As for the movie, it starts off interesting but it becomes tedious in its last 3rd and ends in an anticlimactic way.  I've never seen the original movie, so I can't compare it.  The movie is trying to relay the message of our responsibility to the planet, etc., but it does not do it well. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/the-day-the-earth-stood-still_zpsrmkgehwp.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JoeMusashi on July 17, 2016, 22:53:19 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d9/Commandoposter.jpg/220px-Commandoposter.jpg)


Yeah. 88 minutes. Arnie doesn't mess about!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: psj3809 on July 17, 2016, 23:18:42 PM
I saw Grimsby too last week, never knew it was called 'The Brothers Grimsby' ?! Anyway I watched it with my family, we pissed otherselfs watching the first time, the sucking off the poison scene and elephant one had us going, gross but entertaining!

A lot of people slated it but there were lots of laugh out loud moments for me. Specially 'that scene'
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on July 18, 2016, 00:10:48 AM
Aim on watching this sometime this week.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 28, 2016, 00:38:51 AM
I watched Disney's The Jungle Book (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/) live action movie.  This was very well made and the computer animation is truly amazing.  The animals are very realistic and their animation as they speak is just amazing.  Definitely worth watching.   

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/The%20Jungle%20Book_zpscip5krv8.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on July 28, 2016, 01:34:11 AM
Sunday night I watched Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3766394/?ref_=nv_sr_1) and wasn't even going to post. The movie was strange with a LOT of awkward moments as an aged Sally Field tries to pick up on a way younger man. I don't know, she looked terrible in this film compared to recent shots on IMDB but maybe that was the point. It had some funny parts but made her character look pathetic more than anything. Watched this out of respect for her from the days of The Bandit movies as she was a real actress I've always thought highly of. But, putting myself in the younger man protagonist's position while watching, I couldn't bring myself to even think about making out with her if I were in the situation with the wrinkly neck job (I hope) they added for her. Ew lol.
Anyway, for most I wouldn't recommend this. If you're into wasting time when you have some spare, this is a way to go. Thinking back, I could've been watching paint dry instead :-\

(http://www.freecovers.net/preview/0/a8d464768afc7e58b2fc4d033596988e/big.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 28, 2016, 02:25:11 AM
This Doris can stay lost then.  LOL
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 01, 2016, 00:24:25 AM
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/BvS%20Ultimate_zpscn5uugoq.jpg)

Last night I watched Batman v Superman:  Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2975590/).  This is the version to watch, guys.  It has 30 additional minutes of content that make the movie more complete and fleshes out aspects of the story that felt like they were haphazard.  It is my understanding these 30 minutes were removed due to demands by studio execs because they didn't think anyone would watch a 3-hour long superhero movie.  Boy, were they wrong!  If you were lukewarm about the theatrical version, give this one a try.  Most people who disliked the film or just felt the movie was lacking something have liked this version. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 01, 2016, 18:52:31 PM
Awesome, this is the version I've been waiting for. Saw it at a store the other day but didn't grab it.
Kicking myself now lol
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 01, 2016, 19:21:29 PM
Kick yourself back to the store and go get it.  ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 03, 2016, 03:38:14 AM
Kick yourself back to the store and go get it.  ;)

LOL I need to. Probably grab it in the morning 8)




Just watched In the Deep (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2932536/) with this expression on my face most of the time --> ???
Don't think I'll be doing anymore scuba diving again. Ever.
Fresh water, salt water, any water lol.

(https://teaser-trailer.com/wp-content/uploads/In-the-Deep-Movie-Poster-405x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 03, 2016, 03:42:25 AM
That scary? 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 03, 2016, 04:22:21 AM
More like realistic terror. The movie started off pretty bland and I was waiting the standard 15 minutes before stopping it. Chicks crying, hugging and all emotional. That kind of crap.
Then it got serial ("serious" being pronounced by fake Al Gore in an epic South Park episode).

It became nerve wracking as you had an idea of what might happen. When the events did happen it turned to being a frantic race against the clock. Knowing there was no realistic way out of it made it worse. Where the story went stayed within the bounds of reality. From the absolute and highly probable possibility of nitrogen narcosis to the fear of some huge sharks they intentionally chummed the water to bring about. Only one little thing needed to go awry to have it all come crashing down. When that thing happened it was pure dread until the end.

The last 5th of the film became a twist that brought on even more dread once revealed. Hit home in a way you just can't get from slasher films with a villain that never dies (no matter what you do to him/her).
This left me feeling bad. Just like Open Water (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374102/) did. I guess there's something about being in deep water and unable to tell what's around or below you that makes it terrifying 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 03, 2016, 14:55:49 PM
I like the sound of that, I'll have to watch it :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 03, 2016, 20:23:28 PM
I like the sound of that, I'll have to watch it :)
It was definitely worth a single viewing. Best part is it stars Mandy Moore (http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/Saturn025/wub.gif)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 03, 2016, 20:24:44 PM
Kick yourself back to the store and go get it.  ;)

LOL I need to. Probably grab it in the morning 8)

Got it this morning 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 10, 2016, 02:52:01 AM
Just watched Clinger (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3043590/?ref_=nv_sr_1). Thought it was more of an adolescent movie. Set around a couple of high schoolers who begin to date and the creepy boyfriend gets clingy. He dies horribly and comes back as a ghost still clinging. When the girl is trying to impress an MIT recruiter at a track meet to get in on scholarship, the 'final battle' takes place. Low budget film with crappy acting. Had some funny parts and was predictable but it was fun for a one time viewing. :D

(http://www.freedvdcover.com/wp-content/uploads/freedvdcover_clinger-2015-r1-custom.jpg) (http://www.movpins.com/big/MV5BMTY4OTk5NjA4M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTI4MjQzNDE/clinger-(2015).jpg) (http://www.dreadcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/clinger.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 12, 2016, 12:32:02 PM
Last night I watched Midnight Express (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077928/).  This is an older movie (from 1978) that is based on real events.  It tells the story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who got caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.  The movie shows his experiences in prison and how he managed to escape.  The events took place between 1970 and 1975.  Mr. Hayes wrote a book telling his story and it was adapted into the movie.  It wasn't until after the movie that Turkey put a warrant for his arrest with Interpol!  Apparently the warrant expired just a few years ago.  If you haven't seen this film, I recommend it.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Midnight%20Express_zpsnct14csj.png)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on August 12, 2016, 14:24:32 PM
My DVD set of Living on a Razor's Edge: The Scott Hall Story (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5895120/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2) arrived yesterday. Watched disk 1 w/ the full story and was blown away by all the details of his life leading up to his WWE Hall of Fame induction. Some terrible event in 1983 haunted him for over 30 years before he finally got help but by then nearly all was lost.
From the epic rise in WCW to the gutter in the early 2000's, this set tells it all. As my personal favorite wrestler of all time this is a MUST HAVE for any fan of SH and the NWO. Epic videos!

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/prowrestling/images/0/09/Living_on_a_Razor%E2%80%99s_Edge_The_Scott_Hall_Story.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160505122106)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on August 18, 2016, 21:06:29 PM
(http://cdn3-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/star-trek-beyond/startrekbeyondposter.jpg)

This little thing.  I saw about two weeks go in IMAX.  I think it's quite a well made popcorn blockbuster - but as a Star Trek film it's one of the lesser efforts.  That doesn't mean I think it's terrible(think Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - where Kirk has a fist fight with God!) - but I think that the story doesn't have the scope of the best Star Trek films for a start.  Iris Elba is sort of wasted as the bad guy.  Things to like about are : good characterisation(McCoy gets a meaty role in his interaction with the other characters), there's good comedic elements and I suppose it's entertaining - and I wasn't bored in the film.  It's definitely, the weakest of the rebooted Star Trek films. 

 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 15, 2016, 02:26:32 AM
Watched The Boss (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2702724/?ref_=nv_sr_1) the other day. Movie had me rolling as Melissa McCarthy stole the show per her usual awesomeness. Great movie and highly recommended :)

(http://pop-break.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Boss-poster-622x985.jpg)


Also saw The Conjuring 2 (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3065204/?ref_=nv_sr_1). Excellent movie and scarier than expected. In the end it is what it is, but a fun & terrifying ride to get there. 8) 8) 8)

(http://markmeets.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/THE-CONJURING-2-movie-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 15, 2016, 02:40:18 AM
I just got back from watching Labyrinth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091369/), a Jim Henson movie that was released in 1986 and is celebrating its 30th Anniversary.  The movie had a limited showing in movie theaters (through Fathom Events) on Sunday and today.  This movie is a classic, though it did not achieve that status early on.  In fact, here are 15 things you may not know about the film (http://metro.co.uk/2016/06/27/15-things-you-may-not-know-about-labyrinth-5913485/).

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Labyrinth_zpsigu1240m.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 15, 2016, 02:52:19 AM
I loved Labyrinth when it was released in 1986. Was head over heels for the lead character girl (for some reason lol)
I actually rewatched this a year or two ago and although not nearly as great as I'd remembered it, the music alone was reason enough to schedule it again in the future. Incredible movie.

I liked those 15 facts too. Some interesting stuff there.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 15, 2016, 02:58:26 AM
Yes, the music is fantastic.  There was someone at the theater saying they wanted the soundtrack really bad.  I never did watch this in the theaters when it was first released. This was the first time for me.  As for Jennifer Connelly, she looks great.  There was an intro before the movie and she was in it.  She has aged very well.  The movie's story is a bit simple but it's the technical side of it, all the puppets, etc. what make the movie special. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Katzkatz on October 01, 2016, 21:14:54 PM
(http://moviefiles.alphacoders.com/537/poster-53756.jpg)

This little thing from Studio Ghibli.  Their second to last film.  It's the tale of a young girl found by a bamboo cutter and taken in by him and his wife.  They raise her to become a Japanese Princess.  It's based on an old Japanese Folktale.  It's pretty good.  I'd place it quite high to the top of their stuff.  Perhaps it's a little bit too long.  The pastel colour palette makes it very distinctive. 

(http://www.impawards.com/intl/uk/2014/posters/frank.jpg)

Frank.  It's sort of inspired by Frank Sidebottom(although only a little bit - he was a character who used to appear on kids' TV in the UK).  I suppose there's a bit of Captain Beefheart in there as well - and in the storyline.  It's about a young accountant who suddenly joins a band and meets their enigmatic lead singer "Frank" (who wear a paper maiche head).  Quirky for sure.  Good central performance from Michael Fassbender(especially as he has to act threw a mask for most of the film). 

I also did a recent cinema trip to see the following :-

(http://mizos.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/54YDdCVJYppNz0tXTMqqyrmh6AR.jpg)


Based on Jane Austen's unfinished novella "Lady Susan".  It's about a young widower who sets out to find a new husband for herself and her young daughter.  Good performance by Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan.  It's a shame that the film isn't as good as a lot of critics make it out to be.  I think the main problem is that the film is based on an unfinished novel, and the narrative jumps around a bit too much.  It feel disjointed. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 09, 2016, 06:04:24 AM
I just got back from watching Sully (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3263904/).  The movie relates the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.  I thought this movie was very well done and, with Tom Hanks playing the lead character, you can't go wrong.  I had not realized that this man had to go through this entire process after saving every person on that flight.  I highly recommend watching this one.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Sully_zps3x5q6ucp.png)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: psj3809 on October 10, 2016, 00:02:21 AM
Watched Lights out. Love horror films. Its based on a short film which is excellent and really scary

The film was okay-ish, not too bad but was expecting more from it
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 10, 2016, 00:14:32 AM
Watched Lights out. Love horror films. Its based on a short film which is excellent and really scary

The film was okay-ish, not too bad but was expecting more from it
Cool, i have it loaded up and ready to play. Just waiting for my and my girl's schedules to coordinate so we can both watch it. It was her idea and based on the first two trailers that came out for it a few months back. Girl couldn't watch either from beginning to end so we decided we were going to do something special for this one. Doesn't sound like it'll live up to what we're expecting either but I'm not gonna spoil it for her. She'll still get scared lol. She has horror movie Tourettes or something. Cheap scare will happen and then a cuss word ensues. Love it :D
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 16, 2016, 04:03:45 AM
Well, I decided to watch the modern version of Ben Hur (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2638144/).  What a pathetic attempt at recreating a classic.  This movie fails at so many levels it is just painful.  Poor Charlton Heston must have turned on his grave when this movie was released.  The acting is poor, the production values fall short, the story has been butchered, key scenes and events have been changed for no reason....  One of the most impressive scenes of the original film was the chariot race.  The race in this version is an insult to the original.  Don't waste your time with this film.  Just watch the original from 1959. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Ben%20Hur_zpsb3b7s4ub.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 17, 2016, 05:23:34 AM
I just watched Dr. Strange (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211837/). Though I wasn't as familiar with this character (I've only seen one animated movie), I will say this movie was really good.  Marvel continues to weave its characters also and the mid-credits scene is short but cool. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Dr.%20Strange_zpsjjdi53f9.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 17, 2016, 06:37:11 AM
Shame about Ben Hur but great to know. I won't go near that one.
Also, thanks for the impression for Dr Strange. Will be looking to add this to the collection.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 17, 2016, 14:02:28 PM
It is a shame about BenHur indeed.  With all the new tech available, the movie could have been very well made but it wasn't.  It's also shorter than the original, which is part of the reason story elements were removed.  It just feels very shallow by comparison. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 22, 2016, 04:31:06 AM
I just finished watching Deepwater Horizon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1860357/).  This movie is based on true events from the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.  Worth watching for sure.  I was not aware of all the events surrounding this event, so it was good to learn of what happened this way.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Deepwater%20Horizon_zpstj5wq3n4.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 05, 2017, 22:18:58 PM
I watched a couple of video game related movies over the holidays that I hadn't seen before.

First was Wreck it Ralph which I wanted to see a long time ago but kinda forgot about. I really enjoyed watching this one and it was great to see all the video game characters in it.

Next was Street Fighter. . .  Yeah I wasn't really expecting much but it was still pretty bad! It's been over 20 years since it came out and I'm sure it wasn't that great to begin with, but it sure has not gotten better with age! LOL
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on January 06, 2017, 01:25:50 AM
Wreck It Ralph is a good movie.  I've never seen Street Fighter and I cant' say I'm overly excited to see it given what you said!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 06, 2017, 03:54:07 AM
Yeah, it's really cheesy. I think the movie does have its fans but in a 'it's so bad it's good' kinda way.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 23, 2017, 03:15:22 AM
I just watched The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311429/), which is a movie from 2003 that mixes Victorian elements with science fiction with Sean Connery in the lead role.  I thought this was a fun movie.  I had not had the chance to watch it before.  The characters are legendary characters of fantasy who have to work together to face a madman called The Fantom. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/League_zps0fhry1uz.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: resident paul on February 23, 2017, 22:00:14 PM
I just watched The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311429/), which is a movie from 2003 that mixes Victorian elements with science fiction with Sean Connery in the lead role.  I thought this was a fun movie.  I had not had the chance to watch it before.  The characters are legendary characters of fantasy who have to work together to face a madman called The Fantom. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/League_zps0fhry1uz.jpg)

I thought this was not bad when I first watch it back then.
The film has gone through production hell with Sean Connery & the director having fights on how the film is made and lead to the retirement of Sean Connery!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 23, 2017, 23:37:56 PM
I didn't know it was the issues with this movie that led to his retirement. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 24, 2017, 03:12:43 AM
I didn't know that either, great movie though.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on February 25, 2017, 04:54:08 AM
I watched xXx: Return of Xander Cage (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1293847/?ref_=nv_sr_1) in the theater a few weeks ago. More awesome ass kicking by Vin Diesel in the expected format. Some of the moves are (again) over board but it's a fun ride 8)

(https://www.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/xXx_UK1Sheet-600x889.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on February 25, 2017, 05:29:59 AM
That's another movie series I've not seen.  Maybe I should catch up with it. :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: zapiy on March 05, 2017, 17:50:22 PM
(https://www.magiclanterntheater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eye-in-the-sky-poster-lg.jpg)

It's a tense thriller about a taking out known terrorists in Nairobi, commanded from London, albeit piloted from Las Vegas covering the moral dilemma about whether to strike or not is complex and gut wrenching.

Must watch 9/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on March 14, 2017, 02:20:06 AM
Just watched The Institute (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5788136/). Not convincing enough acting to be believable but turns out to be based on a true story and a real place that opened in 1888 and just shut down in 2009. Some sick, sadistic stuff going on behind those walls but was a first time experience seeing James Franco not be a dumbass in a movie lol. I didn't know he could pull off a serious role. ???


https://youtu.be/-qQ0bhO37mo
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 14, 2017, 02:54:31 AM
He can?  I may have to watch the move just to say I experienced watching him acting for real.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on March 14, 2017, 11:44:05 AM
I guess he can lol. Thought I recognized the character as him early on but dismissed it and didn't look it up during the movie. Saw his name in the credits and jaw dropped. Maybe he's taking a different path and/or separating himself from Seth Rogen after the ass he made of himself during the presidential campaign w/ that Amy Schumer idiot? Who knows. Was surprised to see this though and wondering if he can actually become something besides just another pos from Hollywood. Will be fun to see where it goes :p

Was about to watch Why Him? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4501244/) the other day but saw that it'd probably be more of the same so skipped it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on March 19, 2017, 11:32:18 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XAHprLW48no

Got this brand new on blu-ray the other day (£3.94 inc p&p) and I laughed quite a lot all through the film. Typical Adam Sandler as the under dog (bit annoying at times) but with plenty of other characters to keep you interested. Of course the story is pathetic but, get past that and it moves at a good pace with great references to retro games. Obviously Pac Man is a key feature of the film but for me Qbert steels the show. Don't think about, just go with the flow and it is a great film for retro fans with a little scorn aimed at modern games lol Loved it!
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on March 19, 2017, 13:24:28 PM
That is a fun movie.  I have liked it despite not being a fan of Adam Sandler.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Cryptic33 on March 23, 2017, 12:16:05 PM
That is a fun movie.  I have liked it despite not being a fan of Adam Sandler.
I think that sums up a lot of what I felt. A fun and at times, clever movie 👍🏻
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2017, 15:54:18 PM
I watched the new Beauty and the Beast (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2771200/) live action move from Disney and all I can say is WOW!  They really did a superb job adapting the animated movie as a live action movie.  The story was expanded in some areas and the new songs added to it as well.  It's remarkable what they did the CGI and scenes like "Be Our Guest" were just magical.  Definitely a must-watch.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Beauty%20and%20the%20Beast_zpsky4ynclf.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on May 03, 2017, 22:46:27 PM
I just came back from the cinema having watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
I liked it. I would probably rate it 4.5 out of 6. I liked how it had a somewhat more relatable badguy than the first movie (which I also liked), but it wasn't without its faults. It just took a very long time to get to "what it was all about" which annoyed me a bit ... but overall I liked it.
... but I loved the first few minutes with a young Kurt Russel. That was totally unexpected and super cool (and very well done).
Insta-buy when it comes out on Bluray (just as the first movie ... which I still haven't watched again). #Time #Sigh
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 03, 2017, 22:53:33 PM
Haven't seen that one yet.  I don't think it comes out until Friday in the US. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Sokurah on May 03, 2017, 23:23:38 PM
Haven't seen that one yet.  I don't think it comes out until Friday in the US. 

It opened here on the 27th. Hell, Alien: Covenant opens here on the 14th which is 5 days earlier than the US.
...it's really strange ... but I'm not complaining. ;)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 04, 2017, 05:12:04 AM
That has been happening lately, not sure why. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 30, 2017, 02:35:51 AM
I just watched A Dog's Purpose (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1753383/).  You have to be a dog lover to understand this movie.  I really liked it, even if it had its sad moments.  There's an interesting twist in the middle of the movie.  If you have a dog, you need to watch this.  :)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/A%20Dogs%20Purpose_zpsfumnoniv.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 31, 2017, 00:26:02 AM
I just (re)watched The Last Starfighter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087597/).  It's been a while but I wanted to watch it again.  After watching reviews of the Atari 5200 it brought good memories of the movie.  The movie is clearly a product of the 80's and it has crude CGI but it is still fun to watch. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/last-starfighter_zps13d4a3eg.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on May 31, 2017, 00:29:26 AM
I just (re)watched The Last Starfighter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087597/).

Awesome movie! 8) 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: RetroPlays on May 31, 2017, 01:20:25 AM
I just watched A Dog's Purpose (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1753383/).  You have to be a dog lover to understand this movie.  I really liked it, even if it had its sad moments.  There's an interesting twist in the middle of the movie.  If you have a dog, you need to watch this.  :)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/A%20Dogs%20Purpose_zpsfumnoniv.jpg)

Agreed, personally didn't want to see this (just didn't think I'd enjoy it) but loved it, laughed a lot throughout. Funny, well thought out and heartwarming movie. 8/10

Seen someone mention beauty and the beast, I loved it, thought it was brilliant but the OH didn't think it was that good. She liked it but not as much as I did. 8.5/10

The shack is a good watch, very strange I thought but a good idea. It's a long movie and not for those looking something light hearted. 7/10

Kidnap, started great, slowed down and got a slight bit boring in the middle and redeemed itself towards the end. Halle berrys acting was great and gripped you. Despite the middle being slow it was a good movie.  6.5/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 31, 2017, 01:34:43 AM
A Dog's Life will make you laugh and cry and smile and go through all those emotions in a span of seconds sometimes.  Very well made.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 31, 2017, 04:01:30 AM
As I continue catching up...I have now watched Alien Covnenant (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/).  I am underwhelmed by this movie.  I find it far too predictable and lacking.  The movie ties the story from Prometheus with the Alien franchise officially and shows how the creatures came to be but it falls short.  I give it a 6/10.  Has anyone else watched it? 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/AlienCovenant_zps8y1lzyea.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 31, 2017, 04:23:56 AM
I plan on seeing it eventually but based on other reviews I saw and now yours it won't be for awhile.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on May 31, 2017, 04:26:56 AM
Wait for it to come to Netflix.  Not worth the price of admission, as far as I'm concerned.  I think this franchise has reached the point of exhaustion creatively.  Everything seems to be rehash of what came before.  I will say this, though, Fassbender did a superb job. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 02, 2017, 02:22:52 AM
Continuing to watch movies that have to do with aliens, I decided to watch Arrival (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/).  I found this movie to be fascinating!  Though the pacing is slow, something that will make this film unappealing to some, the story is well written and it is intelligent.  The story has some alien ships arrive on Earth for unknown reasons.  The military ask a linguist, played by Amy Adams, to figure out the alien's language and open communications.  Ms. Adams really did a great job.  Seeing her character figure out how to establish communication with the aliens was just amazing. This is not your usual aliens movie.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Arrival_zpsiyrrbhdx.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on June 02, 2017, 12:10:23 PM
I saw Arrival and thought it was great from the start. A****t is death process. Awesome..



Just watched Patriots Day (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4572514/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2). Terrible circumstances but an amazing series of events leading to the arrest of the surviving Boston Marathon bomber.
Especially considering how incompetent the Boston PD is, or was portrayed as. Damn



Also checked out Rings (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498381/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). Figured this would be a rehash of the previous films and was right.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 03, 2017, 03:32:47 AM
I just watched The Great Wall (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2034800/).  In this movie a couple of European mercenaries who are searching for black powder end up finding themselves help the Chinese Army in the defense of The Great Wall against some very strange monsters.  The movie is visually stunning but the story is not the best.  The pacing isn't the best.  The movie start Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal (from Game of Thrones).  I give this one a 6/10. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/The%20Great%20Wall_zpskmdmwthe.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on June 08, 2017, 04:11:37 AM
As I continue catching up...I have now watched Alien Covnenant (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/).  I am underwhelmed by this movie.  I find it far too predictable and lacking.  The movie ties the story from Prometheus with the Alien franchise officially and shows how the creatures came to be but it falls short.  I give it a 6/10.  Has anyone else watched it? 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/AlienCovenant_zps8y1lzyea.jpg)

I saw it this past weekend. I thought it was a great continuation of the story line and exciting to see how they became the version we know so well. But, yes way too predictable. More of the same only different characters and landscapes. Chick in the cryotube at the end was pretty unnerving but other than that it was not innovative on the scary side. I'd give it a 6/10 but grateful it exists-even though after 5 years since Prometheus it could have been a little more terrifying.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 09, 2017, 04:10:20 AM
I'd agree with you.  The continuation of the story was good but there was so much lost potential.  As for the terrifying stuff, it is so predictable now that it isn't scary at all to me. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on June 09, 2017, 09:04:45 AM
Saw Fate of the Furious (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4630562/?ref_=nv_sr_1) last night. More ridiculous (yet awesome!) car crashes and overly dramatic dialog LOL.
Tyrese stole the show and had me laughing most of the time. With new faces like Scott Eastwood and Charlize Theron there was some much needed depth and the lack of a Brian O'Conner was written in well.
The 'smashed vehicle' count is off the charts in this one 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 16, 2017, 16:01:45 PM
I watched Assasin's Creed (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094766/) last night.  This is, of course, based on the video game series.  I have never played the games so I have no idea how well this matches the game.  I will say that this movie is visually impressive.  The story is a bit convoluted but I still enjoyed watching the movie.  Is it a masterpiece?  No.  Still just a fun watch.  6/10.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Assasins%20Creed_zpsvkfstujr.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JoeMusashi on June 16, 2017, 17:55:05 PM
I've not watched that yet but I do like Michael Fassbender.


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 16, 2017, 19:48:41 PM
He's a good actor and he does well in his role. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JoeMusashi on June 16, 2017, 22:45:48 PM
Watched John Wick 2 tonight. Was quite good but not as good as the first one.

Did anyone spot the C64 at the end lol
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JoeMusashi on June 17, 2017, 08:32:44 AM
Or, it could have been a Vic20 actually. Orange function keys.


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on June 17, 2017, 15:18:55 PM
I haven't seen the movie. Will have to keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 14, 2017, 03:11:11 AM
Here are a couple of movies I've watched.

First one is Dragonfyre (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2333508/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1).  The official synopsis:  A battle-weary ex-Special Forces Operative buys a ranch in remote American West to flee from the world, and encounters a strange series of trespassers, including a beautiful elf princess and a Native American mystic and Orcs. When the Orcs invade his property, John must give up his isolation to become a hero, before the Orcs unleash their dragon god on our world.

This is one of the most ridiculous movies I've watched in a while.  I couldn't help but laugh through it.  I give this 2/10.

(http://i.imgur.com/rwWl8uN.jpg)

Second, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6315800/?ref_=nv_sr_1).  This is based on a comic book story adapted as a direct-to-DVD movie.  The official synopsis:  Tara Markov is a girl who has power over earth and stone; she is also more than she seems. Is the newest Teen Titan an ally or a threat? And what are the mercenary Deathstroke's plans for the Titans?  This was a fun movie to watch.  DC does a good job with these animated films.  I give it an 8/10. 

(http://i.imgur.com/rZTEiDF.jpg)

Third, Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5610626/?ref_=nv_sr_1).  Official synopsis:  A dragon known as Drago tries to end the rivalry between a brother and sister, both having dragon-like powers, who are after the throne of their grandfather while a new threat steals Drago source of power.   This is the fourth movie for the Dragonheart saga.  Not as good a movie as the original but still entertaining.  I give this one a 6/10. 

(http://i.imgur.com/hZzNAAN.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 19, 2017, 02:17:47 AM
I finally got to watch Forbidden Planet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049223/), the classic 1956 sci fi movie.  I must say that I was quite impressed by this movie.  Though a little slow paced, the movie is very well done and it must have cost a fortune to make in 1956 with all the special effects they had in it.  The story is well written and remains relevant even today.  If you haven't seen it, I recommend it.

(http://i.imgur.com/58vttGd.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on July 28, 2017, 02:28:30 AM
I finished watching Miss Potter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482546/) which is a biopic that tells the story of the life of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit."  The movie is well done and has some very humorous moments.  To keep things interesting, the move mixes some animation into the story by bringing some of Miss Potter's characters to live on the page.  Her interactions with the characters make you smile.  It is just a nice touch to make the movie more entertaining.  This movie is well written and well acted.  I can easily recommend it.

(http://i.imgur.com/AUaXUWO.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 09, 2017, 02:35:20 AM
I just watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3183660/).  The movie chronicles the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.  This is one cool movie that must have cost a ton of money to make with all the CGI creatures that are in it.  If you like fantasy movies, I recommend you watch this one.

(http://i.imgur.com/lskESWk.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 15, 2017, 02:15:22 AM
I just watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3896198/).  This is one fun movie.  Lots of action and great character moments. 

(http://i.imgur.com/8yo6PxR.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 16, 2017, 04:00:29 AM
I just finished watching Transformers: The Last Knight (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3371366/).  This movie has been slashed by critics and many people who have seen it.  I have mixed feeling about it.  First, I think the movie is far too long and the pacing feels off.  It does have some interesting concepts in it but the execution is not very good.  I liked that they used more Transformers in this one and that they had most of the old characters appear (even Shia's character of Spike appears in a picture).  The CGI were very well done and there is a huge dragon made of 12 Transformers.  Unfortunately, the story is convoluted and many times you have no idea what the heck is going on.  You essentially have to see this as brainless entertainment.  As that, it succeeds, but it is little more than that.  I sure hope this is the last of the Michael Bay Transformers movies.  This franchise needs a reset!  5/10

(http://i.imgur.com/QUgTb5U.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on August 19, 2017, 01:55:16 AM
Alright, I had a chance to watch the most recent Disney animated movie, Moana (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521164/) thanks to Netflix.  This is another very good animated film with a fun story with very lighthearted and funny moments.  I checked to see if this was based on some sort of Polynesian legend but it appears to be an entirely original story.  The computer animation with some elements of the movie looking completely real.  Were it not for the characters, you'd think you were looking at real landscapes and water.  Dwayne certainly had fun doing the voice of Maui and did an excellent job. I did not find the music to be as memorable, though.  Nonetheless, definitely worth watching.  8/10

(http://i.imgur.com/fPWaccM.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 15, 2017, 00:21:06 AM
I just (re)watched The Last Starfighter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087597/).  It's been a while but I wanted to watch it again.  After watching reviews of the Atari 5200 it brought good memories of the movie.  The movie is clearly a product of the 80's and it has crude CGI but it is still fun to watch. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/last-starfighter_zps13d4a3eg.jpg)

Watched this a few nights ago just by chance. Can't believe how 'not cool' it was compared to 1984 lol.
I could barely stomach the so called acting and the visual effects were awful. I did however go look up the fan made game (http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/01/26/rogue-synapse-unleashes-the-last-starfighter-pc-game-for-free-download) and =http://www.roguesynapse.com/games/last_starfighter.phpdownloaded (http://=http://www.roguesynapse.com/games/last_starfighter.phpdownloaded) it to my ancient XP laptop. Took it for a spin only to bsod on this pos but was worth a peep  :P


Also checked out The Graduate (1967) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061722/?ref_=nv_sr_1). Been out 50 years so figured it was time 8)
Excellent movie with some awesome jams. By today's standards, I don't think Elaine Robinson's character ready and willing to marry anyone that mentioned it is very realistic but what do I know. I'm an early 70's dude :p
Also, it looked in several shots/angles like Mrs. Robinson had a mustache ??? Or she was just dirty lol (unwashed)
And it must have been like licking an ashtray when Rainman kissed that hoe. Ugh!

Was nice to see Mr. Roper from Three's Company in there though. Also that mayor guy from Jaws. Great stuff :p

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/15146015164_56bc7ecdda_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 15, 2017, 01:38:48 AM
I just (re)watched The Last Starfighter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087597/).  It's been a while but I wanted to watch it again.  After watching reviews of the Atari 5200 it brought good memories of the movie.  The movie is clearly a product of the 80's and it has crude CGI but it is still fun to watch. 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/last-starfighter_zps13d4a3eg.jpg)

Watched this a few nights ago just by chance. Can't believe how 'not cool' it was compared to 1984 lol.
I could barely stomach the so called acting and the visual effects were awful. I did however go look up the fan made game (http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/01/26/rogue-synapse-unleashes-the-last-starfighter-pc-game-for-free-download) and =http://www.roguesynapse.com/games/last_starfighter.phpdownloaded (http://=http://www.roguesynapse.com/games/last_starfighter.phpdownloaded) it to my ancient XP laptop. Took it for a spin only to bsod on this pos but was worth a peep  :P


Also checked out The Graduate (1967) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061722/?ref_=nv_sr_1). Been out 50 years so figured it was time 8)
Excellent movie with some awesome jams. By today's standards, I don't think Elaine Robinson's character ready and willing to marry anyone that mentioned it is very realistic but what do I know. I'm an early 70's dude :p
Also, it looked in several shots/angles like Mrs. Robinson had a mustache ??? Or she was just dirty lol (unwashed)
And it must have been like licking an ashtray when Rainman kissed that hoe. Ugh!

Was nice to see Mr. Roper from Three's Company in there though. Also that mayor guy from Jaws. Great stuff :p

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/15146015164_56bc7ecdda_b.jpg)

I bought the Blu Ray of The Last Starfighter a while ago. . . yeah it has not aged well lol.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 16, 2017, 01:58:22 AM
Well, I've had some time to catch up watching some movies.  Here are some I've watched:

Kong Skull Island (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3731562/), which was interesting and nicely done.  The SFX were well done and the story flows well.  There is an after-credits scene here that is quite interesting as it opens the door for future movies that are not necessarily related to Kong himself.  I give this one 8/10.

(https://i.imgur.com/PlK1e4h.jpg)

War for the Planet of the Apes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3450958/).  This is the next chapter in the story of the Planet of the Apes. I thought this was too long but it was cool to see some of the known characters of the TV show being introduced as young versions of themselves.  I won't say which ones to not spoil.  I give this one a 7/10.

(https://i.imgur.com/kFoZs5K.jpg)

The last one was The Mummy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/).  What a POS movie this is!  The story is entirely different from the campy movie with Brendan Fraiser but that doesn't matter.  The problem is poorly written and the execution falls short.  They introduce one other monster character here as well because this is Universal's attempt to create a unified monster universe.  This gets a 3/10. 

(https://i.imgur.com/2jET3Dc.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 16, 2017, 02:01:38 AM
Yikes, I liked the Mummy lol
Especially hot girl's eyes. (http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/Saturn025/wub.gif)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 16, 2017, 02:32:41 AM
LOL  Well, she is pretty but, as far as I'm concerned, that's not enough to save this movie.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 16, 2017, 13:46:36 PM
LOL  Well, she is pretty but, as far as I'm concerned, that's not enough to save this movie.

(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/laugh_zpsqfgqldgz.png)





Watched Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069280/?ref_=nv_sr_2). For some reason I thought this move/book was controversial for some reason but if so, I don't know what. It was just weird.

(https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b3f0ae5fa86abd52bb77a9b45d9f8bbb)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 16, 2017, 13:54:21 PM
By the way, she's the same actress who played Jaylah in Star Trek Beyond.  Loved her in that role and I sure hope they bring her back.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 18, 2017, 00:11:59 AM
Ugh, I just watched Wonder Woman 2017. What a crapfest ???
Not even going to bother linking to it lol. After so many months of build up, hype and trailers that were epic, this movie sucked.
So many inaccuracies in the parts that could've been deemed relevant or believable based on actual history but also the racist undertone toward people who have/had literally nothing to do with any of America's past. It was laughable and absurd but as long as we're rewriting history, removing statues because they massacre people and in the end we can all rest assured that it's all whitey's fault, who am I to bring an ounce of reality to the table and deter the agenda?
Wondering if the same people who wrote season 2 of Supergirl were in charge of this...

Two thumbs way down.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 18, 2017, 00:20:38 AM
Wow, well, I believe you're in the small minority there, Saturn.  The average score for this movie (based on reviews that people have posted) is 90%. 
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 18, 2017, 00:27:22 AM
Yeah, the scores were pretty high for the Blindside way back as well but I did a full write up on Facebook as to why that was one of the most racist films of all time and when I was finished, had 'enlightened' a lot of people to things they conveniently missed in the film. I'm not one who follows the masses as I can think for myself-which is apparently reason enough to be tried and convicted without ever making it to the court room these days ;)

Edit:
Either way, I kept waiting for it to get good but it never did. And some of the scenes were agony to watch. Like, after WW 'thought' she killed Ares atop the tower and Steve spending the next 4 or 5 minutes explaining the basic fundamentals of war to her like she was retarded. I was embarrassed to witness this travesty LOL
Or how her mother swayed 180 degrees-almost in the same sentence-about not having Dianna fight or train at all then telling Antiope to train her harder than anyone ever. WTF?

Edit again:
I hope Justice League is better and/or continues what DC has been able to do recently to compete with Marvel's incredible movies. Don't know why they ruined this one with such an unremarkable back story but hopefully they can hire new writers that have some sense of depth or a director that can envision the full story and the impact it will have on people who actually pay attention to the details..
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 18, 2017, 17:08:40 PM
Watched Annabelle: Creation (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5140878/?ref_=nv_sr_1) with high hopes for serious scares. The movie started out pretty strong but fizzled almost immediately after the opening for what seemed like ages. After a few cheap scares and way too much mundane back story, it got a little more intense but failed to deliver in the end. But, it's still open ended for another sequel if they can find anything to write about.
Definitely not worth the price of admission but I'd give it a 4/10. :-\

(https://talenthouse-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/c_fill,h_996,w_640/v1500039351/user-840162/submissions/rmtlg2xfpjcrqlm7bo9y.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: JoeMusashi on September 20, 2017, 14:57:09 PM
I must admit I'm with Saturn in regards to Wonder Women, I didn't thing it was particularly good.
After the good reviews, trailers, hype etc I expected it to be better. I thought I had missed something but it's not just me thankfully. It's just average.
Having said that I do believe Gal Gadot is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.


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Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 20, 2017, 15:30:28 PM
...I do believe Gal Gadot is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

I couldn't agree more. DAYUM!(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/Saturn025/wub.gif)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 20, 2017, 19:20:13 PM
Oh, she's perfect for the part as she embodies the character very well.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 24, 2017, 19:47:32 PM
Last night while uploading the rest of my Doom mod videos to youtube, I watched a couple of movies to finish off a trilogy I'd started a while back. I won't be sleeping for weeks LOL

Open Water 2: Adrift (2006) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470055/?ref_=nv_sr_1). While this one lacked the expected sharks from the 1st movie it was every bit as nerve wracking as it could be. Watching these dummies lose everything-including themselves-all due to stupidity was beyond belief. Safety was so close the entire movie and although it said based on true events, I don't know how this could happen even though it looks faintly plausible. I won't ruin it but a nice ride to keep you on the edge of your seat 8)

(http://dcl.vg.to/files/n9j0q0xa6m0x372tvv09.jpg)


Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4126568/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). This one was terrifying lol. The very last scene made me jump, followed by a near heart attack. Awesome :D
Back to the sharks here when a rogue wave sunk their friggin boat after chumming the water to attract great whites. And if that wasn't bad enough the petty personal problems these idiots fought amongst the rest of the movie was unreal. I wanted to line 'em up and slap them 3 stooges style.
It's got a low 4.2 rating on IMDB at this time but I don't know how. The fear gained from this is the real kind. Far more mentally scarring than any horror movie about some teenage killing freak. If you like the feeling impending doom and dread please watch this one. It wreaks of it 8)
It also said at the beginning, thanks to all the families involved but I call bs on that..

(http://www.joblo.com/newsimages1/open-water-3poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 25, 2017, 01:59:43 AM
Just saw Mission Impossible (1996) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117060/). Wow, I guess this was good back in the day but by today's standards, a travesty LOL. I'm doing the entire quintology... or whatever you call 5 movies and can only hope they get better. This one leaped from situation to situation without adequate explanation of wth was taking place. I was lost for the better part of the 1st half. And all the yelling with strained, fake emotion. Then I saw some old Windows 95 non hacking bs on the screen and had to laugh as Tom Cruise was falling asleep sending emails. Ha! Wish I would have watched this 21 years ago instead. Then maybe I could have added to the ridiculous 7.1 rating it currently has on IMDB.
I'm 30 minutes into the 2nd one and fighting to stay awake. ::)

No large picture for you MI 1:
(https://resizing.flixster.com/mjds0n4c-sqN-1xBNApQyuIZELU=/206x305/v1.bTsxMTE2OTc4OTtqOzE3NTQ0OzEyMDA7ODAwOzEyMDA)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Dreamcast Gamer on September 25, 2017, 17:05:12 PM
I watched Sharknado yesterday.  Since I knew what to expect, I really enjoyed it and I nearly died laughing every time a shark killed someone.  I'd give it 8/10
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 25, 2017, 19:53:47 PM
I've never watched any of the Sharknado movies. I do like a good cheesy horror/comedy movie though so I should really give it a shot.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 25, 2017, 19:56:28 PM
I haven't seen them either. Got the 1st one way back bc of Tara Reid but never watched it.
Putting it on my list 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Ryuhi on September 26, 2017, 01:10:10 AM
Just watched Kingsman the golden circle the other night.  Very good movie although not as much depth as the first. Still enjoyable though.
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 26, 2017, 02:33:08 AM
Good to know, I'm looking forward to that one 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on September 26, 2017, 02:58:32 AM
I want to see Kingsman.  I enjoyed the first one.  :)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on September 26, 2017, 03:18:03 AM
I'm 30 minutes into the 2nd one and fighting to stay awake. ::)

Finished Mission Impossible 2 and it was great after the 45 minute mark. The motorcycles at the end was coolest chase scene(s) I've ever seen lol. Way overdone and completely impossible but still looked awesome 8)
Too bad they didn't play I Disappear until the credits though. And an edited version. Ew. This was one of my favorite videos back in the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYSDC3cHoZs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYSDC3cHoZs)

Can't wait to check out the 3rd one 8)

Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 08, 2017, 23:34:46 PM
Finally finished Mission Impossible 3 (2006) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317919/?ref_=nv_sr_6). Took a few days and I don't like breaking it up like that but well worth it. This movie ROCKS! From the opening scene I was like, Oh no :-\
Then, the reveal later on was excellent and unexpected :D
Plus, the scene on top of the roof in Shanghai was intense as hell. Had me at the edge of my seat.
Non-insane Tom Cruise is awesome 8)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51WVF7Y1R3L._SY445_.jpg)

Moving on to Ghost Protocol...
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on October 09, 2017, 00:44:33 AM
I haven't seen it.  Guess I'll need to have a watch.  I recently watched Australia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455824/). 

Synopsis:  Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Though this movie is slow paced, I enjoyed watching it because of the link to a historical event.  Interestingly enough, the I looked for this history and learned the Darwin was attacked two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

(https://i.imgur.com/0TiGYP9.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 09, 2017, 01:04:14 AM
Sounds interesting. I'll have to check that one out 8)



Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229238/?ref_=tt_rec_tt)
This was another great one. Tons of action and scaling the outside of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai. Every scene there was intense 8)
Also, a cat fight between Paula Patton and hot assassin chick Léa Seydoux(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/Saturn025/wub.gif)

For reference :D
(https://i.imgur.com/w7OlRBS.jpg)

This was the first one without Ving Rhames as a main character, though :-\  He was onscreen for like 25 seconds at the end. Anyway, it was fantastic in 1080p with amped Klipsch speakers. Especially during the nuke launch portion. Edge of the seat again lol.

(http://images4.static-bluray.com/movies/uvcovers/96_front.jpg)

Moving on to Rogue Nation..
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on October 09, 2017, 03:42:15 AM
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2381249/?ref_=tt_rec_tt) Another excellent movie. Started with a bang and continued to the end save for a looooong scene in an opera near the beginning. A high speed motorcycle chase and underwater "hold your breath for way too long" set of scenes rounded it out for the intensity.

(http://www.hirescovers.net/gallery/albums/userpics/61754/normal_Mission_Imposible_Rogue_Nation_.jpg)


Great series and looking forward to M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4912910/?ref_=nv_sr_1) in 2018 8)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 19, 2017, 03:17:11 AM
I watched Geostorm (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981128/) today.  This is one of those disaster movies so it has the same sort of formula these movies follow.  This one tries to be a little different by using satellites as the cause of the disaster.  Nothing spectacular but entertaining.  It gets a 6/10 from me.

(https://i.imgur.com/OmND5Bo.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on November 19, 2017, 05:24:49 AM
Another one I got to watch:  American Assassin (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1961175/).  This is not one really worth watching.  Official synopsis:  After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.  This gets a 4/10 at best.

(https://i.imgur.com/UZRhvwY.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on November 22, 2017, 02:21:42 AM
Watched Amityville: The Awakening (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935897/?ref_=nv_sr_1) hoping for some cheesy rehash. This one was pretty good and had some creepy moments lol. The guy that plays a young Joker from Gotham tv series is in it and is excellent (as usual)
Not an Academy Award candidate but good to hit some popcorn to.

(https://mcmoviereview.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/amityville-the-awakening-2017-full-movie-watch-online-free.jpg)


Just finished Leatherface (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2620590/?ref_=nv_sr_2). All I can say is.... holy sh#t!(http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/SaturnRVG/Misc/Emoticons/13_zpsfhoehbdh.gif)
And... in the vain of the other more recent Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies, this one keeps innovative gore at the same heightened level. Just... wow

(http://d1marr3m5x4iac.cloudfront.net/images/movieposter249by373/movies/176080/176080_aa.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 15:38:05 PM
Out of all the movies I've seen recently, The Osiris Child (2016) is the best, barnone. Wasn't expecting such an epic movie but this one lived up to it. Looks to be one of those in a series of 5 or 7 movies over a period of years like Eclipse or Harry Potter did.
From IMDB:
Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.

Highly recommend this 8)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAqEZuUXgAEA0Cv.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 15:45:18 PM
This movie was good for a one time view. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5657856/?ref_=nv_sr_1) It was over 2 hours but Vince Vaughn pulled off his part unbelievably. I didn't realize he had the talent to play this kind of part but his performance was very impressive.

A lot of violence and some innovative kills 8) Definitely not family friendly. A former boxer needs money to re-start his family after his girl has a miscarriage and he's fired from a job. Takes part in some drug deals when things go (horribly) south.
This doesn't end well.. Great for a view though.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLfaj5kVoAAxxzH.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 15:51:08 PM
Radius (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6097798/?ref_=nv_sr_1) This was a pretty good movie. Started with a lot of questions but as it unraveled, became more interesting until I had to know what happened.. I was appalled when who appeared to be the hero instantly became the loathed. The semi-explanation at the end left it open ended and me guessing. Love it 8)

(https://i2.wp.com/teaser-trailer.com/wp-content/uploads/Radius-new-poster-1.jpg?ssl=1)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 15:57:05 PM
The Humanity Bureau 2017 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6143568/?ref_=nv_sr_1) Nicholas Cage is my dude so I had to check this one out. Not his finest work but great for a single sitting. Future world where a nuclear meltdown in like, Ohio, has killed most everything in North America. There are cities where most live but the people in rural areas who have exhausted their government benefits are sent to a utopia called New Eden. It's all a farce though....

One coincidence leads the story to its not so happy ending but the ride is pretty good.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNGQ2ZTk2MTctYWQ5Yi00YWI4LTkzOGQtMDlmODA1ODQyZTk0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzIyODcxNjE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,783,1000_AL_.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 16:06:06 PM
OtherLife (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4693358/?ref_=nv_sr_1) Good flick with an interesting story. The extremely hot Jessica De Gouw (as Ren Amari) is cofounder of a company that can place memories of a perfect day in someone's brain. In secret, she's working on a long term version of the chemical to help her brother who years earlier hit his head while scuba diving and has been on life support ever since. Things go awry when Ren's boyfriend/coworker takes too much of the chemical and apparently dies. As a plea bargain, Ren is forced to use the drug to do a year in solitary-which takes all of a minute in real time-and it all goes downhill from there 8)

(https://occ-0-116-114.1.nflxso.net/art/3da1f/04004a591c0658ca15dd00cedf71f605a363da1f.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 16:15:44 PM
Infinity Chamber (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3839880/?ref_=nv_sr_1) This was ok. It started with a lot of promise but became repetetive. At the one hour mark I almost turned it off but the OCD wanted to know what happened..
Guy wakes up in a cell and quickly learns that his options are far more than just limited. The sense of isolation and impending fate are well conveyed. A "machine" adapted to the wall takes him into his subconscious throughout the movie and while inside he searches for clues and answers to why he's there. It's a long ride to the end and almost worth it but personally, it coulda used more machine guns and rampaging death sequences :p

(https://i0.wp.com/teaser-trailer.com/wp-content/uploads/Infinity-Chamber-Movie.jpg?ssl=1)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 16:21:50 PM
Mayhem (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4348012/?ref_=nv_sr_1) Now, this is what I'm talking about! From IMDB:
A virus spreads through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses.

What else do you need? The place goes on quarantine for eight hours as violent aggressors take out their angst on anyone and everyone who they deem deserves it. Frustrated coworkers going berserk, CEOs snorting coke and secretaries betraying their boss for a promotion and basically handing them to the sharks. AWESOME!
All while being able to get off with an insanity plea that was landmarked in a case by this very firm 8)

(https://i1.wp.com/teaser-trailer.com/wp-content/uploads/Mayhem-movie-poster.jpg?ssl=1)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 16:29:42 PM
Talon Falls (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7048676/) This was no bueno. Four teenagers on a road trip happen into a gas station where they learn of a haunted house in Talon Falls. The gas station attendant (a redneck lol) marks them for 'use' and contacts his peeps. Everything goes wrong from here and the expected happens. Pass

(https://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/talon-falls-2017-horror-movie.jpg?w=481&h=682)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 16:34:53 PM
The Crucifixion (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4181782/) This was pretty intense. A body hopping demon wreaks havoc as the main character travels to Rome to disprove a priest's tactics of exorcism after one of these ends fatally. Some cheap scares but felt high budget. Good for a view.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/511eea22e4b06642027a9a99/t/59dab13ff14aa1e8daedf2de/1507504451308/The+Crucifixion.jpg?format=300w)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 16:40:48 PM
Cold Moon (2016) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4441098/) Not the greatest movie of all time but a pretty good story. A man that works at his father's bank will stop at nothing to take some land. After a murder he slowly spirals into insanity which leads to more chaos and in the end, the dead that haunt him play a pivotal role in his own fate.

Watching him lose his marbles is awesome. Good flick 8)

(https://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/cold-moon-2016-horror-movie-main.jpg?w=435&h=614)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 16:52:21 PM
Cult of Chucky (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3280262/) Ha, just what you'd expect. This one doesn't set the bar higher but there are multiple Chuckies, hence the cult ref.
Mega hot Jennifer Tilly is back in this one.... and that's pretty much as cool as it gets. The guy that played the original Andy Barclay is back and a little on the insane side. You can see it happening a mile away lol. Yay, more sequels.... :D
Oh, and it takes place in a mental institution. Go figure.

(https://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/posters/800/C/Cult-of-Chucky-2017-movie-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 19:05:19 PM
The Babysitter (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4225622/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) This was a good one lol. Probably never watch it again but it was entertaining. From IMDB:
The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.
Had some funny parts and although it started out pretty tame, turned unexpectedly into a nice slasher comedy :p

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/The_Babysitter_%282017_film%29.png)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 19:10:28 PM
Devil's Whisper (2017) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5868924/?ref_=nv_sr_1) I was looking forward to this one. The name and cover art alone warranted a view. Good storyline that could have produced a classic but was marred by terrible acting and crappy CGI. Some of the acting made me lol. You could tell quickly these people were not graduates of the Yale School of Drama :p
Pass

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-918QL9VBtJA/WbvjjBy71SI/AAAAAAAAF9s/TKyQYPSbZQgYMMSSB-5muBcWrbYUAQGkACLcBGAs/s1600/Devils-Whisper-%25282017%2529.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: Saturn on December 04, 2017, 19:25:26 PM
Found Footage 3D (2016) (http://) This was actually pretty good. Assumed it would be just another in the genre but some cheap scares and creepy scenes made it worthwhile. From IMDB:
A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
Takes place in and around Gonzales, TX (or says this in the opening scene) and puts the film makers in a haunted cabin where they unleash something horrible ???
Pretty good flick 8)

(https://cdn.flickeringmyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/found-footage-3D-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies You Have Recently Watched
Post by: TrekMD on December 04, 2017, 19:27:39 PM
Lots of catch up there!  Interesting ones too.  I will have to look for Osiris Child.