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    The Last Movie(s) You Watched

    There's a thread for DVDs, but this seems different enough. The DVD thread feels more like a list of DVD editions that have recent;y come out, as opposed to any movie discussion, but this is a way to talk about what you've seen recently and give others ideas on what to watch or not to watch.

    In the past couple of days I watched:

    Devil - I heard mixed reviews about this, and anything with Shymalan's name on it usually gets an instahate. But I thought it was pretty good. Not worth watching over again, but a one time watch is good, as a sorta supernatural "whodunnit".

    Yojimbo - Been playing Way of the Samurai 3 and it got me in the mood to pull out my Criterion Kurosawa box set, since I was basing my in-game character on Yojimbo. Still a great movie, with plenty of funny moments. Toshiro Mifune is easilly the Japanese equivalent to John Wayne.
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    In the last couple of days I went on a kick and watched The Princess Bride and Harry And The Hendersons. I hadn't watched either of them in a long time so it was fun to see them both.
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    I've watched Source Code - which while entertaining, I think it was a dark mixture of "Quantum Leap" & "7 days" TV series
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    this week...

    "A Serbian Film"

    "Enter the Void"

    "The Wild and wonderful Whites of West Virginia"

    "Naked lunch" (just never got around to it till now haha )


    I enjoyed all of them very much... however "A Serbian Film" was pretty nuts
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    I rarely watch movies that aren't at the theater. My latest movie was Green Lantern for the fourth time. I rarely see movies more than once or twice at the theaters but I haven't got sick of this one yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by H.A.L.9000 View Post

    "A Serbian Film"
    Part of me wants to see this since it's so taboo, but anytime I hear some of the details, it leaves me reconsidering. I love horror movies and have a strong stomach for gore, but this movie just sounds like shock for shock's sake.
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    The Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith.
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    The Giant Claw - an old 50's era B movie about a giant space vulture that attacks Earth. Good way to waste 90 minutes.

    The Count of Monte Cristo - the remake from a few years back.

    Spaceballs - it has Pizza the Hutt! And Barff! What more could you ask for??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueStreak View Post
    The Giant Claw - an old 50's era B movie about a giant space vulture that attacks Earth. Good way to waste 90 minutes.
    Duh. Everybody knows The Giant Claw, Streaker.


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    Spaceballs - it has Pizza the Hutt! And Barff! What more could you ask for??
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    Rubber.

    It hearkens back to the grindhouse days of the 70's in everything from the art direction to the set design to the music. It has a so bad it's good premise (A sentinent tire rolls around killing people with telekenesis) that only a fan of those movies could love. It's dark, comical, pointless, and stupid. Yet it delivers an engrossing enough to finish story, and even manages to eek out a little bit of commentary.
    It's not a great or even good movie. But it is interesting enough to sit through. If you share tastes with The Cinema Snob I'd say check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueStreak View Post
    The Giant Claw - an old 50's era B movie about a giant space vulture that attacks Earth. Good way to waste 90 minutes.
    i thought it was about a giant battleship that attacks earth.

    the last few movies i went out to see were thor, x-men: first class, and green lantern. i liked them all a lot, but x-men was by far my favorite of the three.

    the last few movies i've watched either on tv or dvd were easy A, police academy 6: city under siege, and super. easy A wasn't bad, but they really shove the scarlet letter references down your throat. police academy 6 has always been my favorite in the series, mostly because of the mastermind's voice and the scenes at the end where hightower, jones, and tackleberry take on the three goons. super is the most demented, out of left-field superhero movie i've seen, but it's great if you're into that kind of stuff or if you just want to see what dwight schrute would be like as a vigilante.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightybuck View Post
    i thought it was about a giant battleship that attacks earth.
    More like a giant... flying... battleship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofblaine View Post
    Yojimbo - Been playing Way of the Samurai 3 and it got me in the mood to pull out my Criterion Kurosawa box set, since I was basing my in-game character on Yojimbo. Still a great movie, with plenty of funny moments. Toshiro Mifune is easilly the Japanese equivalent to John Wayne.
    Great film. Also liked the follow-up too: Sanjuro.

    Unfortunately, the last film i saw was Transformers DOTM. Awful film...

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.A.L.9000 View Post
    this week...

    "A Serbian Film"

    "Enter the Void"

    "The Wild and wonderful Whites of West Virginia"

    "Naked lunch" (just never got around to it till now haha )


    I enjoyed all of them very much... however "A Serbian Film" was pretty nuts
    "pretty nuts"? From what I've heard it's one of the most gruesome, torture porn and depicts sex with infants.

    How the heck does anyone watch anything like that?

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    Just watched Captain America: The First Avenger and Transformers: Dark of the Moon this past Saturday at our local drive-in.
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    Just got finished watching Hobo with a Shotgun. Wasn't bad. I like old 70's style grindhouse and this was way over the top. In fact, maybe a little too over the top. I've always liked gory flicks, but this one was harder than a Troma flick. Definitely a good watch if you've not got a weak stomach. Not as good as Machete for it's genre, but worth a watch if you like classic grindhouse. Probably not worth a second watch, but fun for a 2 hour time killer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofblaine View Post
    Just got finished watching Hobo with a Shotgun. Wasn't bad. I like old 70's style grindhouse and this was way over the top. In fact, maybe a little too over the top. I've always liked gory flicks, but this one was harder than a Troma flick. Definitely a good watch if you've not got a weak stomach. Not as good as Machete for it's genre, but worth a watch if you like classic grindhouse. Probably not worth a second watch, but fun for a 2 hour time killer.
    I was mad that didn't come to Chicago(at least it didn't come to the suburbs just outside the city). I'm a big Rutger Hauer fan and am still waiting for a "real" grindhouse movie. I feel the Grindhouse double feature & Machete were uneven(not to mention they all contained too many modern pop culture references). One movie that was sorta grindhouse-like that I liked was 2008's Doomsday.
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    Recently watched a few.

    Paul - As a huge fan of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, I was totally amped for this. Now I'm a little disappointed. Not that it was bad, but I guess Pegg and Frost's previous works set the standards too high for what is very much a fairly cliche American comedy. I did love alot of the little sci-fi references in it (The reveal of the chairwoman involved in the secret base was a hoot). Also, I have to admit to a little knee-jerk groaning when it introduced the "Christians". I was like "Please don't do this... all we need is more jokes at the worst and craziest part of our religion, with no acknowlegment that many of us accept the Big Bang, Evolution, and even the possibility of life on other planets..." But then I had to tell myself that it was a movie starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Seth Rogan about a slacker alien, and I should really just relax.

    In the end, not bad. Prolly wouldn't watch it again, unless it was with someone who wanted to see it and hadn't.

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    - Excellent. I enjoyed this flick more than anything in the past few months (keep in mind, I RARELY see new movies, so this excudes any Capt. America or anything else). I just finished watching it and loved it. I hope we get a sequel with the further Rise. Unless it sucks, then I'm perfectly fine with my imagination filling the blanks.

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    Drive Angry
    - I like Nic Cage.... this movie bored me. That's all I can say. 40 minutes into it, I just didn't care. The female lead was obnoxious and unlikeable, the story dragged. If I want to see Cage dispense justice from beyond the grave, I'll watch Ghost Rider (Yes.... I actually enjoy that movie for what it is.... sorry).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofblaine View Post
    Paul - As a huge fan of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, I was totally amped for this. Now I'm a little disappointed. Not that it was bad, but I guess Pegg and Frost's previous works set the standards too high for what is very much a fairly cliche American comedy. I did love alot of the little sci-fi references in it (The reveal of the chairwoman involved in the secret base was a hoot). Also, I have to admit to a little knee-jerk groaning when it introduced the "Christians". I was like "Please don't do this... all we need is more jokes at the worst and craziest part of our religion, with no acknowlegment that many of us accept the Big Bang, Evolution, and even the possibility of life on other planets..." But then I had to tell myself that it was a movie starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Seth Rogan about a slacker alien, and I should really just relax.
    I agree with everything you just said about the movie. I also find it funny that the stereotypical Christians in movies is still OK, but if the same was done for another group, there'd be hell to pay.

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    Drive Angry[/B] - I like Nic Cage.... this movie bored me. That's all I can say. 40 minutes into it, I just didn't care. The female lead was obnoxious and unlikeable, the story dragged. If I want to see Cage dispense justice from beyond the grave, I'll watch Ghost Rider (Yes.... I actually enjoy that movie for what it is.... sorry).
    I like Nick Cage but it seems only 1 out of every 5 movies of his are worth seeing. I HATED Drive Angry. It was all about trying to shock(let's kill a baby or let's have "hard R" sex scenes) without any of the insane fun that old grindhouse movies had. I also don't like Amber Heard either. This was the only movie I've seen her in where she wasn't nude since that seems to be the only reason she gets work. I love John Carpenter but when his latest movie opened up at only 1 theater 45 minutes away from me, I decided to skip it since it starred Heard.
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    Big Trouble in Little China.

    Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."

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    Spaceballs. It was on TV.. how could I not watch it?
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I actually watched all of the films, and then went to the theater to see this. My girl's a huge fan.. I liked most of 'em.
    Just Go With It Loved it. I was laughing pretty good. I enjoy Adam Sandler, so this movie made me check out another Sandler flick I missed..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Shokoti View Post
    I also don't like Amber Heard either. This was the only movie I've seen her in where she wasn't nude since that seems to be the only reason she gets work. I love John Carpenter but when his latest movie opened up at only 1 theater 45 minutes away from me, I decided to skip it since it starred Heard.
    I've never even heard of her (no pun intended). But I find that I must be old because there's alot of actresses and actors these days I just don't know. Like this Summer Grau person. All I know is she cancels shows, yet nerds seem to love her. I think it's because I really haven't watched a lot of the big TV shows in the past decade adn that's where they come from.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueStreak View Post
    Big Trouble in Little China.

    Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."
    One of my all time favorites. That movie and Dragnet were two of the everyday repeated movies HBO was playing the summer of '87 when my Dad was at the Air Force Burn Center in Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio. One would think that spending my days at a hospital would create negative memories, but I just remember watching these movies everyday on their TV and loving them.
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    Limitless - not quite what I expected but, hey, it's got Robert DeNiro in it. But then again, so did Godsend. Ugh.
    The Shawshank Redemption - probably my second favorite standalone film (after That Thing You Do!)
    The Incredibles - my favorite Pixar flick. Even Jason Lee couldn't ruin it.
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