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Thread: What have you watched lately?

  1. #2401
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Quote Originally Posted by Yakoob View Post
    I just watched Paprika. Pretty trippy, and excellent. Between this and Tokyo Godfathers, I'm growing to like Satoshi Kon's style (even if I had mixed feelings about Paranoia Agent). Both movies had many interesting layers of symbolism and themes with a very precise execution.
    I just watched his Millennium Actress (again) recently myself. I find his work a bit overly self-indulgent, not sure exactly how to phrase it, but his anime definitely has a polished style, has plenty to think about, and is surreal in the good way.

  2. #2402
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    Location: Finland
    I watched Nymphomaniac Vol 1 & 2. It was QUITE SOMETHING! Less hard to watch than most of Von Trier's stuff actually, tho the ending is a real bummer and didn't feel true to the charcters at all. It feels more like Trier needing to get in one last downer message: "See! This is what people are like! They're the worst!". Also watched Clue, which was funnier than Nymphomaniac! Nah, seriously, it was cheesy and wonderful. Whatever happened to Tim Curry?

  3. #2403
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Tony Zhou (of "Every Frame a Picture") did a video on Satoshi Kon, which you should be able to watch here:

    If you've got an interest in editing and cinematography, Zhou's videos are always well worth checking out.

    Also, in different news: boy, did Interstellar look nice, and boy, someone with less of a tin ear should've rewritten 95% of the dialogues...

  4. #2404
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    I watched Nymphomaniac Vol 1 & 2. It was QUITE SOMETHING! Less hard to watch than most of Von Trier's stuff actually, tho the ending is a real bummer and didn't feel true to the charcters at all. It feels more like Trier needing to get in one last downer message: "See! This is what people are like! They're the worst!". Also watched Clue, which was funnier than Nymphomaniac! Nah, seriously, it was cheesy and wonderful. Whatever happened to Tim Curry?
    I really enjoyed it. I thought the ending was just a brash punctuation of the cumulative cynicism of the leading character. Kind of a collapsing of the entire "kind guy who isn't like the others" foil that gave her the emotional space to tell her story in the first place.

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  6. #2406
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    Registered: Jan 2014
    Location: Bangalore, India
    Just watched Episode 1 of House of Cards to test out my new Internet. I like.

  7. #2407
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Last week watched Horrible Bosses 2. 5/10. Doesn't hold a candle to the first one, it has a few funny moments here and there + numerous ridiculous moments. Was quite disappointed with it overall.

  8. #2408
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    The Living Daylights. Dalton's first Bond movie. I remembered liking this, but watching it again I found it to be even better than I'd remembered. 1 hour into it I considered declaring it my second favourite Bond movie ever(after Casino Royale). There'd been a really great opening, a cool car chase on a frozen lake, and the introduction of some great characters. Dalton is great, I particularly like the no-nonsense professionalism with which he moves through the early scenes with Saunders. Jeroen Krabbé plays Koskov like he's a character in a screwball comedy, and Necros, who infiltrates the safe house and extracts Koskov with the help of little but some exploding milkbottles, a Sony Walkman, and a great deal of guile, is perhaps the most badass enemy agent in all the Bond movies. Love the choreography and practical effects in the action scenes as well.

    However, once the film rolls past the 1-hour mark it starts to drag a little. There's still plenty of good stuff in the middle, but the last third of the movie, in Afghanistan, is kinda dull. I'd place it at perhaps #3 or #4 on my list of favourite Bond movies, after CR, GoldenEye, and perhaps Goldfinger. I'd need to watch Goldfinger again tho.

  9. #2409
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    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    Anyone who doesn't have From Russia with Love as their favourite Bond movie is doing it wrong. Fact. 😡

  10. #2410
    El Shagmeister
    Registered: Jul 2000
    Location: Under your fingernails.

    Watching One Piece on CrunchyRoll. Lots of One Piece, mostly One Piece, yup.
    Currently in episode 350, w00t w00t!

  11. #2411
    I saw a few episodes of that on AS last year. It's quite possibly the dumbest, weirdest show I've ever seen. Even if it doesn't claim the throne it's in the same league as Aqua Teen Hunger Force or Squidbillies.

  12. #2412
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    A few days ago had the pleasure of watching "Don Jon". 9/10. I really enjoyed this one, as it felt far more realistic to most movies + was one of those movies where you have no idea where it's heading (in a good way). The main character (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) shared my views on porn + the annoyances (much of the movies about the main characters addiction to internet porn and his frustrations with how sex in the "real world" compared) which was quite often amusing.

    Very enjoyable movie. Highly recommend it.

    If it hadn't been for a mention of it that I came across on Watchmojo on youtube on one of their "top 10" lists that I came by the movie. Otherwise I'd never have heard of it, as I don't ever recall seeing any trailers for it on TV over here.

  13. #2413
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    I found Don Jon a little tedious. I'd give it 6/10. Not bad, but not particularly good either. Just my opinion though.

    Currently watching Peaky Blinders, which is awesome so far. I'd pretty much watch anything with Cillian Murphy in it at this point.

  14. #2414
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    One bit of info that I found amusing on it, was on how he was always going to pornhub. Then at the end of the movie if you happened to wait through the credits you'll see that one of the sponsors of the movie was that site. Coincidence? .

  15. #2415
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    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    That has to be a first.

  16. #2416
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    Registered: Jan 2014
    Location: Bangalore, India
    Finished both seasons of House of Cards. That was certainly interesting. I'd give the first season a solid 9/10 and the second, 8 at most. Season 2 dragged on with the China plot and (spoiler for season 1) didn't have Corey Stoll. I'm looking forward to S3 though. My guess? Ayla Sayyad and Hammerschmidt bring down FU? I'm not really sure.

    Next on the list: Game of Thrones.

  17. #2417
    This season I 'll mostly be watching: Game of Thrones, Star Trek: TNG (can't beat an old classic), the new Hobbit film and some other stuff.

  18. #2418
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    I've been rewatching GoT with a friend for their first run of it. I picked up a ton of things I missed the first go round, so I can recommend rewatching it.

    Like the leader of the Night's Watch is the father of Jorah (Denaris' main guy), and the wolf handled sword he gave to Jon Snow was meant for Jorah until he was exiled for slaving. Little details like that.

  19. #2419
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Last week watched Alexander and the Horrible, Bad, Good day. Give it a 5/10. Steve Carrel is great, but the movie as a whole really drags on at some points and was very boring in the first half. The second half is much better.

    A movie to watch only once. THAT said, it being a Disney movie if I'd seen it at a far younger age I'd have enjoyed it far more.

    One major negative was regarding the main character of the movie Alexander. I GET THAT HE'S AN AUSTRALIAN ACTOR, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEAT US OVER THE HEAD WITH HIM HAVING A GREAT LOVE FOR AUSTRALIA FOR THE ENTIRE MOVIE AHH. Found that very annoying.

  20. #2420
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    Registered: Mar 1999
    Location: I can't find myself
    His desire to run away to Australia comes from the book, it's not a reference to the actor being Australian.

  21. #2421
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Ah

  22. #2422
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    Registered: Jun 2004
    Just watched The Interview and, haters can hate, I actually liked it. Being politically incorrect aside, I enjoyed many of the ridiculousness/childishness of Skylar's character and the quick banter. The action and "emotional" scenes were ludicrous just enough to be amusing as well.

  23. #2423
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Peaky Blinders is fantastic. Cillian Murphy is amazing in the lead spot. It's up there with the best, though maybe being UK-based augments that a lot.

  24. #2424
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Watched the first episode of Ghost In The Shell Arise yesterday. I like it, would prefer to have the english dubbed version tho.

    Posting mainly because this trailer is absolutely sick, and I just had to share it.


  25. #2425
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    I'm not hugely into Manga / anime, but that trailer was great.

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