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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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

  1. Medwed

    Medwed Well-Known Member

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    It was a good movie , but brilliant? I liked The Beautifull Mind better than this flic.

    Just watched "BIRDMAN" , original, definately worth of watching, but ending is not to my liking at all. It would be more poignant if review was horrible, but did not matter at all, because no one reads reviews in newspapers, everyone watches stupid viral videos on the web and that what trumps everything.
     
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  2. seeldoger47

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    A quote from 3 weeks ago, when I started using this rating scale:


    Apologies if that didn't get my point across entirely. To clarify:

    These ratings are a personal exercise mostly for my own benefit - I enjoy giving some thoughts to how good my own experience of any given movie is. I'm not trying to be 'objective' (in as much as you can be with these kinds of things). Were I reviewing for a newspaper or similar, I would go about it differently (and there are plenty of places to go for reviews that attempt something like that).

    To clarify, I'm not saying that this was a '5 out of 5' film, I'm saying that my experience of it made it a 5/5 to me.

    I liked A Beautiful Mind too, but that was a 4/5 to me.

    Of course, going about it like this, I expect a great degree of disagreement.
     
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  4. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Got a couple of free tickets to see that last night I sat their shocked at some of the revelations as I did not follow the Snowden business when it happened. Very Very Disturbing from the POV of non US citizen in terms of its data collection.

    Found it fascinating the connection between the debit card the transit card as a way of positioning and then tracing people via their electronic footprint and mobiles.
     
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    No need to clarity, Kaplan. Its all good. Med is just a harsh critic in general.
     
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    Forbidden Plant 'monsters from the Id' one of my all time favourite Sci Fi films replete with a great theramin sound track.
     
  7. Medwed

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    Started to watch Gambler with Mark Walberg and Jessica Lange, looks like very pretentious crap. Finished watching and I suggest to avoid this as plague.
     
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    If you like 14yr old Danish girls getting their puppies out...


    :happy:
     
  9. wizzeak

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    Birdman - It was good. Acting and filming were definitely strong.

    The Dark Valley - Some German flick. Really enjoyed this one.

    Drug War - A smart Chinese thriller. The climax came late but it was well worth it.

    The Royal Tenenbaums - One of my fav Wes Anderson films

    Nightcrawler - Unique idea as far as I could tell. Good stuff.

    Paris, Texas - Great movie, not much else to say.

    Metro Manila - Decent Filipino thriller

    Hector and the Search for Happiness - Movie sucks don't know why I watched it. Knew it would be corny as hell.
     
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    Jesus christ this movie was sad.
     
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  11. in stitches

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    Just read the Wikipedia page. Yeah, not gonna watch that, way too horrific.
     
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    Love Is Strange - very nice movie John Lithgow and Alfred Molina gay couple in NYC.
     
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    Recently watched the 2009 version of Dorian Grey, was slightly better than average.
     
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    Another great movie from Tommy Lee Jones that, much like his The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, is destined to be criminally underseen in the US. Catch this in theaters while you still can.
     
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    it was actually pretty good. not really gruesome at all. just the ending is kind of sad
     
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    Um no… just one not amused by bigoted, stereotypical comments about many of my friends and colleagues.
     
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    You must watch for narration alone! In he end it's just a film about naive people dying

    Like indesurtum said, not really sad, you're just faced with nature conquering man for atleast a brief moment
     
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    Watched it again. Lars von Trier masterpiece. Narration by Max von Sudof deserved an Award.

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    It was ok, but nothing Oscar worthy, well may be Oscar worthy but nothing really good. Quite dissapointing actually.

    P.S. Attempted to watch Dawn of Planet of the Apes, made me bored within 30 minutes. Not worth time.
     
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  19. indesertum

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    I thought dawn of planet of apes was pretty entertaining. Plot was pretty intelligent. There were a few parts here and there that made me cringe writing wise but otherwise I liked it


    I liked how you put it
     
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    This movie was brilliant. Werner Herzog is a genius.
     

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