What was the last film (or films) you watched?

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  1. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus You're no daisy. Contributor

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    Thought this might make an interesting thread. Everyone can just post about the last movie you watched, and what you thought about it. Hopefully it should inspire people to post about films that they mightn't feel strongly enough about to post a seperate thread about, and people here might get inspired as to films to see in future. Hopefully a bit of discussion can go on aswell, instead of people just namedropping a film and contributing nothing else to the thread.

    So, I'll get the ball rolling on this one.

    Sunshine (2007)

    It wasn't mindblowing, but it was probably the best Science Fiction film since Gattaca, in my humble opinion. Great cast too, so it's worth a look if you're into the genre and want something a little more conceptual than the likes of Star Wars.
     
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  2. Naren

    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    I actually liked "Sunshine," but thought the ending was pretty depressing.

    The last few movies I saw were "Sakuran" (with Anna Tsuchiya) and "Hana yori mo naho" (with a bunch of famous people - but it was INSANELY boring. INSANELY boring. I argued with my girlfriend about not wanting to watch it, but she swindled me into watching it with her but she fell asleep half way through it. I, of course, got revenge by denying all the movies she wanted to see next time). I also saw "Loft" recently (directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa), which was a decent movie, but I have no idea what the hell happened at the end. I also saw "May" a few days ago. It was kinda weird and I'm not exactly sure how I feel about it.
     
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    Roundhouse_Kick SS.org Regular

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    I absolutely loved sunshine!

    One of the most immersive films I've watched in a long time. :wub:

    I watched 'aliens' for the first time on monday, and I enjoyed it, whilst being a little disspointed, the way my friend was bigging it up youd have thought it was the besst film ever ;)
     
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    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    I thought Alien was a lot better than Aliens. But Aliens is still better than Alien 3 or Alien 4: Resurrection.
     
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    I saw the dammed, a old hammer movie. really good.
     
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    lailer75 Smart Dumby

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    Hellraiser
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    Maybe a few others.

    All were good.
     
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    I watched Donnie Darko the other day, I still find it "Meh" and I don't get the hype around it, its alright but nothing spectacular lol.

    On the other hand, I watched "City of God" which is nothing short of awesome.
     
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    the.godfather Mr. Flibble

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    The Bourne Ultimatum not so long ago.

    One of the best films I have seen in years. :metal:
     
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    eleven59 None shall pass. Contributor

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    More specifically, the short film "The Meaning Of Life" which friggin' blew my mind.

    the meaning of life
     
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    BigM555 I SS.org Salute You! Contributor

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    I don't hit the theater much these days as my home system is usually better than most of the theaters around here. Sound system is better, chairs are more comfortable, popcorn has real butter and I can drink! :yesway:

    So I tend to be a little behind the curve. I usually wait for stuff to hit the PPV's.

    Some of the ones I've caught in the last couple months;

    Bridge to Terabithia - :yesway: pretty good
    Ghostrider - :noway: sucked
    Zodiac - couldn't get into it. Haven't seen it all :shrug:
    300 - :hbang: THIS IS SPARTA! .......sorry....had to.
    Hot Fuzz - :rofl:
    The Hills Have Eyes 2 - :shrug: :yesway:
    The Number 23 - :yesway: :cool:
    Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles - :shrug: eh, was okay.
    Shooter - :hbang: :cool: Matt Damon is ALMOST redeemed since Jerry. :barf:
    Apocalypto - :yesway: Subtitles FTW!
    Norbit - :shrug: been there done that
    Casino Royale - :yesway:
    The Pursuit of Happyness - :yesway: :yesway: heart wrenching
    Night at the Museum - :yesway: a fun romp
    Smokin' Aces - :yesway: :cool: Love this genre
    Happy Feet - :shrug: was alright
     
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    eleven59 None shall pass. Contributor

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    Yeah, I work at a store that rents DVDs, which I can take home for free, so I have to be really excited about a movie to go to the theater for it now :lol:

    I thought Zodiac was great, personally, and Hot Fuzz was so far my favourite comedy of the year. And gotten me hooked on their old show "Spaced".
     
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    Letters from Iwo Jima (on dvd).

    Clint Eastwood : :bowdown:
     
  14. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus You're no daisy. Contributor

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    Yeah, that can happen when films have built up a reputation as a classic, you can have unrealistic expectations, and they can dissapoint. I always try and watch a film with as little expectation as I can, and I'm quite the cynic when it comes to films, so I do find myself pleasantly surpised every so often.

    Right now, I've just watched Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

    Excellent film. I usually find Asian Horror films have kinda been very by-the-numbers since Ring made it big, but this was much more original, and stands head and shoulders above the rest.
     
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    Pan's Labyrinth - :noway: I was SO misled by the commercials/trailers I saw for this film. I was expecting all sorts of fantasy in it, and it's only about 15% fantasy and 85% political bullshit storyline I wasn't interested in. That sucked. I'd never watch it again.

    Silent Hill - :yesway: Never played the game, but the movie was enjoyable. Storyline was very sketchy at times, as was the acting (the lead character is horrible IMO). But the special effects were just phenominal in this movie. VERY dark in nature, and very well done. Quite twisted. I'd probably watch it again.

    Stay Alive - :noway: Watched this right after Silent Hill actually. Horrible CG, stupid storyline. Was expecting to learn more about the 'creators' of the videogame, but you don't. Quite lame. Thank god there were 2 hotties in that movie. Otherwise Frankie Muniz can eat shit and die :lol: Not worth watching again.
     
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    Movies i've watched recently (Last few months) that didnt suck:

    John Carpenter's The Thing
    Event Horizon (Caco-spaceship, the satan spawn)
    Wicker Man
    A Fire In the Sky
     
  17. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus You're no daisy. Contributor

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    Dude, you hated Pan's Labyrinth but like Silent Hill? Your opinion = fail. :fawk:

    Seriously though, Pan was sadly misrepresented by the American distributors and marketing, but it is an absolutely quality film, and I really think you should reconsider about never watching it again, give it another go, but this time you won't have any misconceptions about it.
     
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    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    "Asian horror"? There is no such thing as "Asian horror." That's like saying "Western horror" and including all horror movies from Canada, the US, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the UK, Sweden, Russia, Italy, Greece, and so on.

    If you mean that KOREAN horror films are usually very by-the-numbers since Ring came out, then I would agree with you. Korean films in general are just bad ripoffs of Japanese films. I have seen a few good Korean films, but most of them take a popular Japanese film or a popular Japanese genre and either: imitate it or completely remake it. I am a HUGE horror fan and I have seen about 10-13 Korean horror films by now and I can't really say that any of them were original or interesting. On the other hand, I've seen about 100 Japanese horror films and they are in general much much more original and interesting than US or UK horror films. Japan makes a lot of really bizarre horror films that have concepts that you would never imagine. In a lot of American films, there are 5 or so main characters and they are all dead at the end of the film, but pretty much no one else is. In some Japanese films, at the beginning the horror thing only affects the main characters, but at the end 99% of the city or the country or the entire world is DEAD or has turned demonic.

    I've never seen a Chinese horror movie, so I can't comment, except that most normal Chinese films are very very formulaic and get old fast. I have seen 2 Thai horror films before and they were mediocre.

    I feel the exact opposite (like Karl Hungus).

    Pan's Labyrinth - :yesway: Excellent film. Very entertaining. Very interesting.

    Silent Hill - :noway: Horrible film. I loved all of the PS1 and PS2 games, but this movie was a mishmash of random scenes from Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3 done halfassedly with no logical connection with the creepy and scary elements of the original Silent Hill game taken out. Even if I had never played the games, I probably would have thought "Good atmosphere. Horrible movie."

    Never heard of "Stay Alive," so I can't comment on that.
     
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    Karl Hungus You're no daisy. Contributor

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    Sorry Naren, it's just a catch all term that a lot of people use when refering to horror films from Japan, Korea and other east Asian countries, and it's found it's way into my vocabulary.

    Indeed, perhaps that would have been better to say, since some of the most mediocre ones such as the Whispering Corridors trilogy, R-Point, Acacia, Into The Mirror, and others have all been Korean.

    So yes, as far as Korean horror films go, A Tale Of Two Sisters is head and shoulders above the rest.
     
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    Pan's Labyrinth - totally awesome 10 out of 10. Brilliant movie, but I can see how anyone who has seen the American trailer would not enjoy it. The trailer is extremely misleading, a grave insult to the movie itself.

    Children of Men - totally awesome as well, 10 out of 10. So many brilliant moments in this movie...

    Superbad - one of the funniest movies I have ever seen and probably the most accurate high school movie ever. The little things really set this one apart from all the shitty Hollywood productions where they have 25 year olds pretending to be high school students (cough Dazed and Confused)

    Alien - I didn't like as much as Aliens. The biggest turnoff - the Alien was extremely obviously someone in a body suit, and they did too many scenes that made this obvious (like the "Behind you!" bwaaa jump out thing). Also, the chest bursting scene was cool, but the lingering look at the baby alien totally killed it.

    John Carpenter's The Thing - Holy fucking Shit this movie was cool. The special effects were madness (the CPR scene was.... OMG) and the concept and its execution was spot on. One of my new favorites.
     

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