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  1. #1
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town

    What have you watched lately?

    As in movies, not TV. DVD, theater, VHS, fucking Laserdisc, I don't give a shit.

    Last movie I watched was The Warriors a few weeks ago. A classic, in my opinion. I'm planning to watch Apocalypse Now Redux at some point, but I have to be in the right mood/mindset for it.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2002
    Location: Holy disinfection Batman!
    ... come out to playeeeyay.

    I don't know avout classic but I enjouyed it decades ago. Fuck I give up/. Words who needs em.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Mar 1999
    Location: I can't find myself
    Upgraded to the Blu-Ray of 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' last weekend. I want to put my babies in that movie.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: New Zealand
    Dead Snow, about two weeks ago.

    Amusing, in an early Peter Jackson way.

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    Member
    Registered: Mar 2006
    Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    The Exterminating Angel by Luis Bunuel a film about a group of people who are unable to leave a dinner party. Much darker than I thought it would be given the premise and that the only other Bunuel film I've seen is the rather charming satire The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. Still it was a good film.

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    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: some things never change
    Home by Ursula Meier (not the Youtube film), a swiss film about a family that doesn't want (or can't) leave it's home next to a newly opened highway.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: new york.
    The Hurt Locker...best film I've seen this summer. http://www.apple.com/trailers/summit/thehurtlocker/

  8. #8
    Sourpuss Gangsta
    Registered: May 2005
    What, you too good to post in my thread, G?

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    Member
    Registered: Jan 2000
    Location: sup
    Moon

    It was more or less what I was expecting, a sort of half broody half not-sure-what-to-do-with-itself flick that really took a bit too long to hit the central conceit and didn't really do as much with it as I hoped. It was good but not great. The score and visuals were fantastic though.

  10. #10
    Knows his stuff
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Torque was on TV a couple of nights ago. Words can not describe how awesome this movie is, you are simply going to have to watch this clip.


  11. #11
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by dethtoll View Post
    I'm planning to watch Apocalypse Now Redux at some point, but I have to be in the right mood/mindset for it.
    Redux is shit. It takes an hour longer to say exactly what the original theatrical cut said in 2 hours. Plus it totally screws up Willard's character motivation.

    Shit like the heavy-handed French plantation scene and the additional Playmate encounter are nothing but dead weight that slow the pacing down to a crawl.

    Anyway the last film that I saw was Antichrist and I've already shared my opinion on that.

    I'm sick of these old, senile directors who lost their talent years ago, coming back and revising their classics decades later.
    Coppola recutting Apocalypse Now; Friedkin re-colour timing the entire look of French Connection so that it no longer has that gritty documentary feel (so only the old DVD from like 2003 is worth owning, not the Blu-ray); Walter Hill adding fucking Flash-esque animation sequences and scene transitions to The Warriors; E.T. and the walkie talkies.
    Last edited by EvaUnit02; 8th Aug 2009 at 06:32.

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    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Black Squadron
    I've been meaning to start a general 'movies' thread for short reviews for a while now as we have threads for huge-giant-blockbusters, but that covers barely any of them!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scots Taffer View Post
    Moon

    It was more or less what I was expecting, a sort of half broody half not-sure-what-to-do-with-itself flick that really took a bit too long to hit the central conceit and didn't really do as much with it as I hoped. It was good but not great. The score and visuals were fantastic though.
    That's pretty much what I thought of it too. Good way to pass a couple of hours.


    I saw The Taking of Pelham 123 last week. Good action film, outdoor scenes filmed in an unusual, but pleasing way. A little buy-the-numbers I guess, but it never stopped moving forwards. Totally recommended, even if does star Xenu Travolta.

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    Registered: Mar 2006
    Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    Redux is shit. It takes an hour longer say exactly what the original theatrical cut said in 2 hours. Plus it totally screws up Willard's character motivation.

    Shit like the heavy-handed French plantation scene and the additional Playmate encounter are nothing but dead weight that slow the pacing down to a crawl.
    More or less agreed, although I wouldn't go so far as to call it shit. A lot of the extra footage, while being well shot and acted, completely kills the momentum of the film.

    Anyway I just finished watching Appaloosa. A very traditional, to the point it was sometimes a little dull, and deliberately paced western with solid performances and a story that doesn't quite always go were you expect. Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris work really well together and Jeremy Irons has some charismatic fun as the villian but the film never quite comes together dramatically. 6.5/10

  14. #14
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    I guess it's time to add Redux to the list of things only I like. It's almost as long as the list of things only I dislike.

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: May 2006
    Location: Idaho, U.S.A.
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    Torque was on TV a couple of nights ago. Words can not describe how awesome this movie is, you are simply going to have to watch this clip.

    Isn't the guy who directed that supposed to be directing Neuromancer?

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    Mister Science
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: Amersfoort, Netherlands
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    Shit like the heavy-handed French plantation scene and the additional Playmate encounter are nothing but dead weight that slow the pacing down to a crawl.
    Agreed on the French plantation, but I liked the scenes with the playmates, total madness.

    Anyways, saw a nice little French horror-movie 'Artifacts' and I recommend it, I wouldn't call it a great movie it's a bit messy, but it's scary as fuck, reminded me a bit of Lovecraft for some reason, the discomfort that starts at your feet and ends in your head. Does that makes sense? Probably not.

    Oh, and saw a Finnish comedy 'Songs from the second Floor', HILARIOUS, I like scandinavian humor, or really everything scandinavian minus denmark (NO I AM NOT GERMAN YOU ASSHOLES I AM DUTCH AND WHAT IF I WAS), there must be a lot going on behind that icy facade.
    Last edited by Fragony; 8th Aug 2009 at 09:22.

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    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: Deutschy-Deutschland / London
    I watched shoot em up! It was a waste of time!

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2006
    Location: On the tip of your tongue.
    Wishmaster. Brilliant and under-rated horror film.

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    Watched "The Wrestler' and 'Barfly'. I am on a Mickey Rourke kick

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Jun 1999
    Location: Procrastination, Australia
    There's a cheerful double bill.
    Wash it down with some Harley Davidson and the Malborough Man

    (I'm all about "TV" lately and there's a thread for that. I did go and see new Aus flick Last Ride the other day though; wayward deadbeat dad (Agent Smith)snatches up his young son and drives off into the wilderness. Audience follows along and gradually finds out why. You know the sort of thing and how it'll probably end, but they did it well. Particularly for a flick where there's mostly two people in it and one of them is an introverted kid.)

  21. #21
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    Registered: Feb 2007
    Location: Alberta, Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by EvaUnit02 View Post
    I'm sick of these old, senile directors who lost their talent years ago, coming back and revising their classics decades later.
    You have to admit Ridley Scott did a good job on Alien DC. He recut the whole film, rather than just adding cut material. It features something like 17 minutes of new stuff but the whole cut is 1 minute shorter than Alien 1979.

    I just watched Ratatoullie last night on blu ray, I'm planning on watching Total Recall tonight to settle a debate with a friend as to whether Arnie was sleeping the whole movie or not. He totally wasn't.

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    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    Oh shit, I almost forgot. I watched Dirty Harry a few weekends ago. I remember it because it had this fake widescreen, so it had black bars on top and below the picture and it looked squished on my TV, which is a widescreen.

  23. #23
    Edumacated
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: Location:
    Ghost of Girlfriends past

    The Ugly Truth


    both were terrible FYI and neither were my choosing

  24. #24
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: god dammit dantes
    Now and Then, Here and There. Which is technically a TV show, but enhhh, I ain't ever seen it on TV.

    You guys weren't kidding when you said it was pretty fucked up, huh. I was pretty shocked at the themes going on, because the opening five minutes seemed to paint it as one of those generic happy go lucky, lost-in-a-strange-dimension cartoon shows.

    Can I talk about a movie pilot for a TV show? I just saw the Caprica pilot. Interesting, but underdeveloped. I felt it needed more thought and subtlety, plus there's some amount of soap opera syndrome clogging up the works, which was a little disappointing.

    Coming to the plot, the central conceit about making a clone of a personality made use of such a large leap of logic that it had me shaking my head. Also, the fact that the Taurons are basically Italians, all of whom wear suits like they just walked off the set of The Godfather does the writing no favours either.

    I'll probably be with this one for the long haul anyway, because the idea of fucking around with and at the same time establishing the history behind BSG is a tantalising proposition.
    Last edited by Sulphur; 8th Aug 2009 at 18:12.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Sydney
    Ok I really need to catch this Here and There anime show; you guys are raving about it...

    I'm working my way through the David Tennant Doctor Who episodes - they're pretty watchable.

    Last night I saw the latest Harry Potter movie; coming from someone who has never read the books, or really paid much attention to the story or other movies; I found it enjoyable - if extremely dark and with very adult themes for what is in essence a kids movie...

    Looking forward to catching Moon this week aswell.

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