Movies you've been watching...

Discussion in 'Movies, Books, TV & Media' started by 8Fingers, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. kung_fu

    kung_fu Vulcan Lute God

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    Some of my recent "first time" views:

    Escape from New York - Kurt Russel classic
    Burn After Reading - Coen brothers comedy
    Death Rides A horse - (Lee Van Cleef) part of a spaghetti western movie pack i recently purchased

    All have my approval :yesway:
     
  2. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    :agreed: The full version is absolute essential viewing. John Woo's return to form.

    I haven't been watching full movies of late due to lack of time, but some of the most recent ones I've watched:

    Nodame Cantible (the last 2 movies) - the 2 conclusion films to the live action series. Juri Ueno = :wub:

    Goemon - recent movie based on the ninja vagabond.

    The 2 Harold and Kumar moives. Yeah I'm late, but I didn't realise how hillarious they were until recently.

    EDIT: Tekken (film)... :rofl: Now all I need to see is the King Of Fighters film and I've seen every bad fighting game > movie conversion ever made.

    I've gotta go through the archives again... I still haven't seen Mongol yet. :wallbash:
     
  3. jordanky

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    The Departed... And I watched the first three Karate Kid movies one day last weekend, those always rule... I also watched Casino a few nights ago. I prety much recycle movies. One of the coolest movies I've seen in a while was The Mechanic that was in theaters a while back. Typical Jason Statham, shit getting blown up, brutal ass deaths and all that cool stuff.

    I watched Red Riding Hood last night. It was weird.
     
  4. 8Fingers

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    Before The Mechanic I really didn't like that actor.
    Awesome movie :hbang:
     
  5. kung_fu

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    Best not forget that The Mechanic is a remake of a Bronson movie:

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    I misunderstood The Mechanic with The Machinist :lol:

    I don't like The Mechanic in any level but I love The Machinist ;)

    mechanic/machinist.............potato/poteito..........:nuts:

    :lol:
     
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    :lol: I actually just saw the Machinist relatively recently as well :yesway:
     
  8. ShadyDavey

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    I somewhat overdosed on movies in the pre-Christmas period and as such hadn't taken the time to watch any new releases (or even older films I had on my "must view" list) until recently.

    Black Swan

    Ip Man

    Megamind

    Blood Diamond

    Thoroughly enjoyed all four and to save a long, rambling discussion I'll confine myself to saying......Brilliantly acted and just plain hawt at times.......historical inaccuracies but superb action sequences........a great comedic animation from start to finish which allowed me to safely remove my brain for a time......thought-provoking action/drama with a message and more fine acting turns.

    Would recommend any and all of them.
     
  9. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    :agreed: I got to the end of that movie and thought "I do not give a shit about any of these people, and I wish I hadn't wasted my time on them."
     
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    Hall Pass - Decent comedy. Needed moar Stephen Merchant, though.

    Battle Los Angeles - Another "GO MARINES! HOO-RAH!" movie. Nothing memorable about it. It's fun if you want to see shit blow up, otherwise it's an hour too long.

    Cannibal Holocaust - Interesting take on what is and isn't acceptable to show on TV. I didn't find it to be all that great of a movie but the subject matter it covers is certainly thought provoking, so it's a lot more intelligent than it seems to be. Yeah, there are pretty well done depictions of raping, beheading, disembowling, abortion, etc. as well as actual animals being killed on screen, but the themes are interesting. What does it mean to be civilized? (they portray the indigenous people in the movie in about as racist a manner as possible), what is "acceptable violence? Do you feel any different knowing that when the animals die, they actually are being killed?

    The Fourth Kind - Interesting for what it was, and it was reasonably creepy. Milla Jovovich has done better, though.

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Watching this at the moment. Holy shit, Denzel Washington looks a lot like Sidney Poitier.
     
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    That looks awesome. I think I'll check out both versions.

    There's been talk of sequels to that movie. I really hope there are. Guy Ritchie does some great stuff.

    Another one I loved. Felt tense and definitely odd.

    Well it's not an action movie. It was supposed to be about the hopelessness after a nuclear war. I thought it portrayed that very well. I can see how a unique movie like that wouldn't appeal to many.

    Still is the best gangsta movie ever imo.

    I ain't watched much lately worth mentioning, so I can't really add anything to this thread :lol: But there is a freaky looking movie I want to check out...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI89ovR36r0
     
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    I'll 2nd Ip Man (ShadyDavey). Awesome film of the great Sifu life! *fantasy elements but still quality stuff*

    I just wanted to say, I put Have Gun Will Travel linked on YouTube. It is THE SH*T!

    Watch IT!!!! The whole first 3 years of it are there.... ENJOY!!!! (links on 1st page of this thread)

    Let me know how you get on. It was made in the late 50's, I think, TV was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    different back then! CHECK IT OUT!!!

    *oozing enthusiasm*
     
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    It doesn't matter if it portrayed it well(in my opinion it didn't) cause it's boring.
    Always amazing me how some people think their OPINIONS are facts.
    If they think a movie/song/band etc is good but somebody gives a different opinion,they always come with phrases like = you have a close mind,that movie wouldn't appeal to you(or to many like you said) etc.
    Dude your(or mine) opinion is not a fact,just because you think it's good it doesn't means IT IS or it doesn't means everybody who didin't like it wanted to watch an action movie(like you said).
    I was expecting nothing from that movie cause I didn't know what it was about SO I don't care if it's or not an action movie,it's boring to me.And I really hate action movies,the majority is about nothing,just people killing,jumping,flying lol.Curse of the golden flower it's an extremelly slow movie(99% is talking) still it kept my eyes open wild till the end.
    I can't really picture an after nuclear war that way,it probably would be 1000 times worse,that movie is boring,flat and has nothing to do with reality.
    Does that means my opinion is right and yours is wrong?
    Nope they're only PERSONAL opinions.
    So saying " it's not an action movie,a unique movie like that wouldn't appeal to many" is the same as saying = hey I liked it and as I'm a very smart guy and my opinions are facts you guys who didin't like it are........dumb,your minds can't understand it because you only understand dumb no story action movies.

    It'd be the same if I say = hey you're dumb cause you liked such a crap movie.

    :noplease:

    Dr. Phil we need help here hahahahahhaha

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    Somebody sounds pissed off.
     
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    Sounds?
    It's text so there's no "sounding",no facial expressions lol
    I'd never get pissed off with internet stuff,I just don't like that attitude.
    But far away of being pissed off.
    Just because I like a movie I don't have the right of saying somebody who dislike it is.......dumb or couldn't understand it.

    :nono: (I love that smile face) :lol:
     
  16. ShadyDavey

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    The Road was a film that polarised opion for a lot of people I talked to at the time - some felt that it was too dark, too nihilistic and somewhat badly paced.....others loved the tone, found the acting to be of the highest standard, and the very few action sequences to underline the desperate feel......but ultimately it is just a movie and I doubt anyone gets into the business with the hope of pleasing all the people all the time.

    My tuppence is that the book is far better :)
     
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    Just got done watching 3 movies. I'm taking a film genres class in school so I'm just catching up on homework.

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was decent I guess. It's about a young white woman falling in love with a black man while on vacation. She takes him home to meet her parents. Her parents are like "lol wtf a negro lol?" and don't want them to get married. The black guy's parents are invited to dinner (hence the name) and they are like "lol wtf this girl is white lol" and then the two families work out the differences between races and let the couple decide what they want to do. Sidney Poitier looks strikingly like Denzel Washington.

    Guess Who is the 2005 revisiting of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. It basically flips the story around, having Ashton Kutcher play the fiancee of a young black woman who is taking him home to meet her parents, played by Bernie Mac and some woman whose name I don't know. The black family is all like "lol wtf he's white" and Kutcher is all like "lol score I'm white." Race is pretty cheapened in this movie since Kutcher, being white, isn't in any position of subordination. For that matter, neither is the black family, as they're of the upper class and are pretty affluent. The movie is mostly Kutcher trying to win Bernie Mac's respect, with the odd "lol, black people" joke thrown in here and there. There is a scene which goes through a number of racial slurs (such as "bird shit") against whites, and I don't think "the N word" is said once in the movie but whatever. It's not like I'm offended when I hear the word "cracker." I've even been called it by a black kid whose family is way richer than mine. I guess the point of the film was to demonstrate that racism doesn't exist anymore because a black family can be surprised that their daughter is marrying a white dude.

    Then I saw The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Basically, Nicholas Cage plays a crooked as fuck cop who snorts about 3 tons of blow that he either got from the evidence room or stole from people who he convicts of drug possession outside of nightclubs. He gets into some money issues with gangsters while trying to sort out a homicide case and ends up seeing iguanas and dead crocodiles everywhere. Eva Mendes is in it, and Xzibit plays a drug lord. It's actually pretty good. Nicholas Cage completely loses his shit as the movie goes on.
     
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    8fingers, I wasn't trying to belittle you or your opinion. I guess I can kinda see what you're saying by what you thought my post meant, but you're really jumping the gun. Never thought my opinion was fact, didn't think that was even really inferable. There are movies I would term "unique" that I don't like, and don't think that people who like them are dumb in any way. It was just a generalized way to say different strokes for different folks I guess.
     
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    Hey no heart feelings man, I'm a positive person I believe you(and me) had no intention of being rude,it's just I saw that kind of behaviour so many times in the net and I thought yours were the same.
    If not,I'm sorry :yesway:

    Now......more movies please cause I already get a lot of names to watch :hbang:
     
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    Believe it or not Im actually going to watch 8 Mile for the first time tonight or tomorrow.
     

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