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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    The Father of my Children.
    Contemporary French movie about movie producer and his family. All performances are spot on, not an ounce of spare direction or dialogue. Probably one of the best movies I saw last year.
    Wait for the Hollywood re-make if you like happy endings and prefer not to read subs.


    The story is based on the life of a real movie producer, I certianly hope no one has the audacity to turn this into a totally different story with nice morals and happy ending.
     
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    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Boys Don't Cry\t-\tGood
    Defiance\t-\tShit
    Johnny Mnemonic\t-\tShit
    Pollock\t-\tShit
    The Grapes of Wrath\t-\tGood
    Just Cause\t-\tMeh
    Murder in the First\t-\tMeh
    Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire\t-\tDidn't finish 5 minutes
    The Thin Red Line\t-\tDidn't Finish
    The Outsiders\t-\tGood
    The Pianist\t-\tMeh
    Chaos Theory\t-\tBad
    National Geographic: Camp Leatherneck\t-\tDidn't Finish
    Solitary Confinement\t-\tMeh
    The Buddha\t-\tDidn't Finish
    The Lottery\t-\tDidn't Finish
    Moment of Death\t-\tMoving
    National Geographic: Inside North Korea\t-\tGood
    World's Most Dangerous Drug\t-\tmeh
    Hidden Fortress\t-\tDidn't Finish
    Objectified\t-\tGood
    Billy Elliot\t-\tShit
    The Basketball Diaries\t-\tShit
    The White Ribbon\t-\tShit

    My netflix watch instant activity since November. I watch most of these while I'm working, I keep them on in the background and don't pay a ton of attention to them. This is why some of them were not even finished.


    You either have awful taste or should watch movies properly.
     
  3. Biggskip

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    Checked out The Box with Cameron Diaz and James Marsden while I was performing computer maintenance.

    It was okay. Better than I thought it would be. Cool 70's set pieces.
     
  4. Bhowie

    Bhowie Well-Known Member

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    You either have awful taste or should watch movies properly.

    Which of the movies I rated poorly do you think are good, which of the ones I enjoyed do you think are shitty?

    I didn't finish Hidden Fortress or The Thin Red Line becaause I want to take the time to properly view both of them. I realized that I wouldn't enjoy them as much if I worked while watching them.
     
  5. gort

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    Watched the 2009 Star Trek. I liked it. I have never watched Star Trek in any form prior to this.

    Are the old movies worth watching? If so I'll netflix them all in appropriate order.
     
  6. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Well-Known Member

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    Watched the 2009 Star Trek. I liked it. I have never watched Star Trek in any form prior to this.

    Are the old movies worth watching? If so I'll netflix them all in appropriate order.


    If you watch any of the old movies, let it be Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
     
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    gort Well-Known Member

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    Assuming it's only important I watch the movies in appropriate order within their respective sub-genres right? Obviously a movie with the next gen cast won't rely on the shatner/nimoy movies for any continuity?
     
  8. imatlas

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    Assuming it's only important I watch the movies in appropriate order within their respective sub-genres right? Obviously a movie with the next gen cast won't rely on the shatner/nimoy movies for any continuity?
    No, there's continuity between the movies with the original cast, and the movies with the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast (Patrick Stewart et alia). However, the most recent movie was a "reboot", and is set in an 'alternate reality' to the universe that was represented in all of the earlier versions. There's an adage that the only Star Trek movies worth watching are the even-numbers, starting with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
     
  9. L.R.

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    If you watch any of the old movies, let it be Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

    +1

    Classic Trek.
     
  10. Fuuma

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    Which of the movies I rated poorly do you think are good, which of the ones I enjoyed do you think are shitty?

    I didn't finish Hidden Fortress or The Thin Red Line becaause I want to take the time to properly view both of them. I realized that I wouldn't enjoy them as much if I worked while watching them.


    White ribbon isn't a strong Haneke but anything he does is miles ahead of pretty much anyone else working right now.

    I mainly objected to the way you watch movie and would advise you to watch less of them but to pay more attention (see thin red line, hidden fortress etc).
     
  11. Bhowie

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    White ribbon isn't a strong Haneke but anything he does is miles ahead of pretty much anyone else working right now.


    I'll check out Haneke's other work if you say it is better. I think you are right that White Ribbon is better than most stuff out there, but I don't think that is saying much. I thought his whole connection between pre-WWI conditions to the rise of Nazism interesting but poorly done. Some of the institutions and traditions he examined were really not that different than those in rural America, with the exception of the feudal-esque farming system. I think the connections were contributing factors not exceptional. I also don't think they displayed in an exceptional manor.

    Well I’m putting my mini-critique out there, I hope I don’t get intellectually ass raped by Fuuma.

    Which of his films do you recommend?
     
  12. Fuuma

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    I'll check out Haneke's other work if you say it is better. I think you are right that White Ribbon is better than most stuff out there, but I don't think that is saying much. I thought his whole connection between pre-WWI conditions to the rise of Nazism interesting but poorly done. Some of the institutions and traditions he examined were really not that different than those in rural America, with the exception of the feudal-esque farming system. I think the connections were contributing factors not exceptional. I also don't think they displayed in an exceptional manor. Well I’m putting my mini-critique out there, I hope I don’t get intellectually ass raped by Fuuma. Which of his films do you recommend?
    Everything is good but I haven't watched the earlier ones in years so I don't remember them 100%. Just look for cachÃ[​IMG]/hidden, funny games (only saw the first version), code unknown and the piano teacher. The later is like black swan if it had been a good movie and not a mix of Haneke and showgirls. Oh yeah time of the wolf is good too. Movies and TV I recently watched: -Boardwalk empire season1 Black Swan The town it's kind of a funny story None of these are very good although it's kind of a funny story is a much better than average teen movie. Oh and Lennjy Kravitz wins at reproduction; his daughter is really hot.
     
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    Will check some of them out, thanks. I think Black Swan could have been good if they didn't club the viewer over the head with the Swan Lake = Black Swan.
     
  14. Neo_Version 7

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    None of these are very good although it's kind of a funny story is a much better than average teen movie.

    Did you like Emma Roberts in it?
     
  15. mm84321

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    American History X the other night. I liked it a lot.
     
  16. Biggskip

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    Just watched Winter's Bone last night. Had no idea what it was about going in. It was really good. It holds your attention from the start and doesn't let go until the end. It does this despite not being very fast paced or using gratuitous action scenes.

    The character Teardrop is one of my fave characters I've seen in a movie lately.

    Also, watched the Joan Rivers doc that came out last year. Not bad.
     
  17. whallyden

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    Just watched Winter's Bone last night....It was really good.

    Good to hear. I have this in queue.

    Wife and I really enjoyed Tamara Drewe last night.
     
  18. Working Stiff

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    Watched Heartworn Highways the other night. Awesome. Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Charlie Daniels, David Allan Coe, Rodney Crowell...
     
  19. Bhowie

    Bhowie Well-Known Member

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    Watched Heartworn Highways the other night. Awesome. Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Charlie Daniels, David Allan Coe, Rodney Crowell...

    Great movie, I bought it. I'd also check out Be Here to Love Me.
     
  20. ter1413

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    An oldie...but goodie...Match Point.
     

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