What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Double feature of what turned out to be Hugh Dancy movies.

    Went to see "Hysteria." What could have been a fun or at least interesting movie about the invention of the vibrator for women turned out to be rather dull. Maggie Gyllenhaal's strident over acting. Dancy trying to out Hugh-Grant Hugh Grant. And Rupert Everett mumbling through his lines no doubt due to the extensive plastic surgery that makes him unrecognizable.

    That night I watched "Martha Macy May Marlene" a powerful creep of a movie about a collective cult in upstate NY. Had a similar vibe to "Winter's Bone" which is fitting as John Hawkes plays the cult leader and he is as terrifying as he was in WB. This movie gets under your skin and rivets you to the screen.

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  2. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Hated Man on Wire. Probably because I hate douchey French tools.

    Watched The Debt tonight and "Outrage" last night... man I gotta start watching Yakuza films. Thankfully I have access to a video rental place with probably the largest collection of Japanese films outside of the west coast/Japan.
     
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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Also, hope you guys can help. Remember seeing an A.O. Scott video podcast about this one movie whose name escapes me.

    Came out in the 90s about a really dumb woman who liked to get high sniffing spray paint from a paper bag and gets adopted by this kind of Mother Earth worshiping group of ladies who try to turn her into like a martyr for their cause. It was supposed to be really funny.

    Started with either "Sister" or "Mother" and had the addict's name in the two-word title.
     
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    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    I really don't watch many movies these days for lack of time... but I and my family did see Dream House with Daniel Craig and Rachael Weisz the other night. Not great but a bit suspenseful and freaky and not actually as predictable as you might think.
     
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    I watched Coriolanus today, and I think it's possibly the best modern adaptation of Shakespeare that I've seen.
     
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    i hear dat, but he does kick ass as that role. it was formulaic mostly, bu i still liked it.

    was not sure if srs. netflix proves srs. will watch.

    there have been a few, and i love them all. they are hilarious.

    thats high praise! :lol:


    +1. gets me every time.
     
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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    So stoked. Going to start the Dollars Trilogy tonight.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Good movie, but I expected more from it honestly.


    Meh. You had to forgive a lot of obvious loopholes in the conversion to modern times.
     
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    Really? How? I though it was very well constructed and honest.
     
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    I agree. I thought it would be more powerful from all the positive reviews i read. Good film though
     
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    Yes, fuck the French. I'm somewhat of a Germanophile so that attitude comes naturally.

    More importantly, there are yakuza films (which blow) and then there are Takeshi films like the one you've mentioned. Those are good and i suggest you start with Sonatine. I've mentioned it before.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anything good on Netflix streaming these days? What should I watch tonight?
     
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    Hell yeah.

    Thanks for the tip. Will check it out this weekend.

    Got "All The President's Men" on my way from Netflix for Wednesday. Also DVD 1 of "Mr. Show". Kinda stoked about that.
     
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    Check out Cop Out. One of the best buddy-cop films in a minute.
     
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    Don't forget Air Bud!
     

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