TTLG|Thief|Bioshock|System Shock|Deus Ex|Mobile
Page 99 of 99 FirstFirst ... 495459646974798489949596979899
Results 2,451 to 2,463 of 2463

Thread: What have you watched lately?

  1. #2451
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: UK
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    . . . World War Z
    I've now watched this but probably late at night wasn't the best time for me. I enjoyed it although it gave me a bit of a sleepless night.

    Watched Shutter Island - very good. I'm not sure what I think about DiCaprio. I have mixed feelings about him but don't know why.

    I've now embarked on a Star Wars marathon. I saw the original in '77 and also the next two when they were released. I know there's been long discussion about Star Wars in another thread so I'll just say WTF. But I shall persevere.

  2. #2452
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Shutter Island is one of those films I can just watch again and again. The atmosphere and execution of that film is practically edible.

  3. #2453
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: UK
    I agree. I was completely engrossed though I was interrupted a few times so I'll watch again when I can be sure of peace. But it leaves me puzzling over DiCaprio. I thought he was excellent. But more often than not I'll pass over a film he's in because in my head, I don't like him. I keep thinking it's something to do with the shape of his face but that's such a silly reason. I wonder now what else I'm missing out on because of that. I think the only other film I've seen him in was Titanic.

  4. #2454
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Quote Originally Posted by nickie View Post
    think the only other film I've only seen him in was Titanic.
    There's your problem.

  5. #2455
    Knows his stuff
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Hey now, what's wrong with Titanic? Anyway, DiCaprio has been in a ton of great movies. I'd start listing them but I'd end up listing most of his filmography.

    edit: I was trying to hold back, but fuck it, I'll take any excuse to post Something Awful's retelling of the classic tale!


  6. #2456
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: UK
    Dear henke, thank you! I've not seen that before - made me laugh.

    As for DiCaprio, I've seen his filmography but most of the films' blurbs don't say anything to me. But I have wanted to see Inception so maybe I can start my re-imaging with that.

  7. #2457
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: LTSI
    I watched La Moglie Pił Bella from 1970. Because this gives me the chance to wear my monocle while writing this post about an obscure European film that none of you ever heard of. But more importantly it has Ornella Muti in it! Wait, you said that wrong. Let that passionate Italian voice overtake your head and read her name again: Ornella Muti. Si, molto bene. (Yes, many legs.) Never heard of her before? Do you remember Princess Aura in Flash Gordon? Now you're with me. Ok. Stop singing that Queen song.

    In La Moglie Pił Bella she had her debut. She plays Franca Viola, who in real life 1965 southern Italy fought the custom of kidnapping and raping a prospective bride, by refusing to marry her own abductor. They called it Fuitina (little escape) and this would indeed have made a better film title. The director is Damiano Damiani who later got renowned for his epic Mafia series "La Piovra" (The Kraken). Here he paints the social life of an Italian smalltown, also well in the grip of the Mafia, personified by the amazing and domineering Alessio Orano.

    Ornella Muti made many movies featuring nude scenes in her career (eg just one year later "Il sole nella pelle" (The sun on our skin)) and they are worthwhile to see. Although there's a lot of crap and she's usually posed opposite some old man, she makes it all good, being the most beautiful actress of the 70/80s.
    But La Moglie Pił Bella is not among these films. It's an interesting and well directed portrait of changing morals and basic women liberation in mid 60s Italy that gives Muti an early chance for some real acting which she picks up easily.

    http://ornellamuti.ru/big/4.jpg
    Last edited by Kolya; 20th Jan 2015 at 19:41.

  8. #2458
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by nickie View Post
    Watched Shutter Island - very good. I'm not sure what I think about DiCaprio. I have mixed feelings about him but don't know why.
    Agreed with Faetal, it was surprisingly really good and had gorgeous cinematography in places.

  9. #2459
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2000
    DiCaprio is brilliant in Shutter Island (very very well made film imo) and The Aviator, amongst other things, probably plenty more I haven't seen too..Excellent actor.

    Watched American Werewolf in London again on TV the other night. Haven't seen it for 15-20 years or so i guess. It holds up surprisingly well; the transformation scene is still brilliant and I thought that was going to be the best scene in the movie. It wasn't. The existential discussion with his friend and victims in the porno theatre to cheesy 70s porn music was. I was cracking up for nearly five minutes, it's an absolutely brilliant horror/comedy juxtaposition.

    Also can recommend The Trip to Italy, brilliant mixture of comedy and melancholy/reflections on aging. I am a big fan of Rob Brydon (personally I find him quite a bit funnier than Coogan) in Would I lie to You etc. so this was my cup of tea.

    Also watched To The Wonder (Terrence Malick's latest) a few months back, with low expectations since it was not particularly well reviewed. And..it's brilliant. I'd describe it as a film about impossible love. If you have experienced that it may well speak to you. If not you'll probably be bored senseless. Not his best film but still a beautiful bit of cinema..

    Are we talking about tv shows in this thread also?? I need a blu ray tv show recommendation. I'm tossing up between Boardwalk Empire Season 5 (I really liked the first four seasons, albeit with some minor problems with the writing in places), Peaky Blinders, or Deadwood (having seen neither of these before)?

  10. #2460
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Deadwood is awesome, and even as unfinished, 3 seasons is still a respectable run, and all 3 are solid. Can't say enough good about the show. The characters alone are so perfect.

  11. #2461
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Agree. Deadwood might be my favourite series. It's in the top 3 at least.

  12. #2462
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    If I could magically make a series continue past where it ended and had to choose between Firefly and Deadwood, I'd choose the latter, in spite of my love for the former. One more season, to bring Deadwood to its intended ending and give the actors' troupe some meaning.

    If all of this happened, though, I'd probably be lynched by an irate mob of Browncoats the next day, and I couldn't even blame them.

  13. #2463
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Went to see Taken 3.

    7/10. Overall pretty good. Good action (though it could have been better). Gave it a 7/10 due to something I don't generally notice a lack of throughout a action movie. Loud sound effects. This movie had none.

    Very odd, when your in a cinema and in the movie an explosion happens and it's like boom when it should be more like BOOM. Same happened with the gun shots. Very odd.

    Whoever was their sound effects guy should have got fired or they should have got someone else, as all of the effects lacked that oomph that you'd expect in a action flick. Maybe it was just the cinema I was in. I dunno. Only negative about the movie really. Rest was very good, and far superior to the 2nd movie. Not as good as the first, but meh that's fine.

    Shows wise, finished off season 3 of "Flavor of Love" (needed a show to watch with the girlfriend). Now I generally hate shows like the Bachelor, don't even like Beauty and the geek that much, but Flavor of Love I very much enjoy as it's the polar opposite of those sorts of reality shows. Very ghetto in a funny kinda way. Only negative is that the 3rd season was a complete waste of time since he'd secretly hooked up with a chick during seasons 2 and 3 but didn't tell anyone until after the finale. So reaching the reunion episode only for him to turn around and go to the winner, "oh I'm sorry but I'm going to marry this other chick". Waste of fucking time. Seasons 1 & 2 though. Good, funny stuff.

    Now watching "I Love New York" season 1.
    Last edited by icemann; 24th Jan 2015 at 07:54.

Page 99 of 99 FirstFirst ... 495459646974798489949596979899

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •