What was the last movie you watched ....

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Guvnor, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Normally I'm more into series but at the moment I am watching some movies; nothing too special, I think, but some are still fun/ good.

    "Insidious" and "Insidious: Chapter 2".
    Since I'm real late to the party I won't say much about them.
    I enjoyed them, even though I watched the first one in three sittings, because I got too tired :oops:

    "Stepfather", the remake, not the original.
    Apparently it got rather bad reviews, but I didn't thought it was that bad.
    Not a blockbuster either, not at all, but I got what I expected.

    "Emilie"
    A teenage/ young woman babysitter with a secret.
    Nothing too special either, but something one can watch once or twice.

    "Little Gangster"
    A Dutch movie about a boy who moves with his dad. To stop being harassed at school he tells everybody his meek dad is a mafia boss.
    You get what you expect: An easy family movie, with some fun and some "think about it".

    "The Open House"
    A netflix movie about a orphaned teenager who moves with his Mom to a house, where things happens.
    Interesting movie, but I think it could have been way better.
    Generally nothing really new, so I do admit I didn't expect it to end the way it did. Which means nothing really :D

    "Little Evil"
    A little touch of "The Omen" and the knowledge, that this movie doesn't take the subject to series but more satirical and you have this movie ;)
    I was torn a lot whether I like it or not, but in the end decided it would be something I'd watch again, if it were on the telly.

    "Stepmom"
    Drama with Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts and a tiny Liam Aiken.
    Dad gets divorced, has a new girlfriend, kids hate girlfriend, Mom hates girlfriend. In the end they sort of work together, because Mom has cancer.
    Better than it sounds. I mean - Susan Sarandon. And as a bonus little Liam Aiken.

    "Miss Congeniality"
    No comment :D
    Sandra Bullock :cool:

    "Maleficent"
    I wasn't sure what to expect from the movie, but enjoyed it.
    And fifty seconds of it describe my life: The little kids walks over to her and she goes: "Go away! Go. Shush. Go away!" The kids keep coming closer and ends up on her arms.
    Yeah, my relationship to kids in a nutshell :D

    "Handsome Devil"
    I actually did like that one!
    A boy gets send to a boarding school; the most precious this school has: Rugby.
    The boy isn't interested in Rugby at all, but gets to share a room with the Rugby star... yadda yadda yadda
    It sounds like 08/15, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
    Without actually spoiling something, story-wise, but taking a little thing away, a bit more clear what the movie is about:
    A coming of age drama about a gay teenager, who is just an outsider due to that and also due to what he likes ("old stuff") as the room mates calls it; and getting to terms with not exactly his sexuality - he more or less did that - but with his surroundings.[/QUOTE]

    The above being an Irish movie I considered watching "Song of a Raggy Boy" again.
    Such an "awesome"* movie: It leaves me sort of traumatized every time I watch it, but it's so greatly done, with exceptional young actors.
    Always makes me shiver and feel disgusted about what people are capable of.
    Very rare case, where I find the movie way better than the book, actually.

    *given the subject it feels weird calling it "awesome", but I think everyone gets how I mean it.
     
  2. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    "Atomic Blonde"

    Individually everyone did a fine job, but the movie wasn't anywhere near as exciting as the trailer. In fact, it's downright dull, with the brief exceptions of the fights. Charlize T. has some moves not normally seen in a movie, and it's cool because it makes sense for her size. She's a thin woman fighting less-thin and taller men, so she has to be different. And she does the same moves over and over, which again makes sense for her character.

    Anyway, the writers had a clever idea: it's the fall of the Berlin Wall, spy-versus-spy-versus-spy-versus ... -versus-spy. Old news reports are sprinkled into the film, and that's cool. The movie is not completely told in chronological order and not completely told as a flashback, which was clever. But it just didn't work. The production as a whole is just dull and slow. (shrug) (dunno)
     
  3. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    12 Strong.

    It tells the story of the first US special forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11. A dozen men from ODA 595 (Delta Force), codenamed Task Force Dagger, embed with a warlord from the Northern Alliance with the goal of liberating Mazar-i-Sharif, and ultimately pushing Al-Qaeda out of the country. It was very well made, with great action sequences and some touching moments between the American soldiers and their Afghan counterparts. 7/10.
     
  4. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Watched a few:

    Child 44
    First time I switched to the dubbed version of a movie, because the OT was so annoying: The movie is set in the UDSSR/ Russia.
    The characters are Russsian.
    It's a movie in English language, so the actors speak English.
    But apparently because it's set in Russia they added an Russian accent - which I actually found to be horribly annoying and useless! They are Russians in Russia, they don't need an accent it that frame.
    If it were set in England and Russians would speak English - sure thing, accent makes sense! And I even prefer it in these cases.
    But not without reason.
    In the dubbed version they don't have accents but stupid voices, that don't match the original.


    Most Likes to die
    Essentially a teen horror movie of the sort, where they are set outside of cities and get killed once after another.
    The only difference: It's not actors in their late twenties playing teenagers, but actors in their late twenties playing characters in their late twenties, so to speak ;)
    I liked the gay character of Frankie, who had some nice and sort of funny scenes, but overall it's what you expect it to be: A not really good movie, but you know what you get, when starting the movie, so that was fine.
    It's not entirely bad, but it's certainly not especially good, let alone special. So... rather bad, so to speak ;)


    The Gallows.
    Rubbish.
    Not worth mentioning more actually, it was just bad in my opinion.
    Couldn't even be bothered to pay full attention all the time and chatted via WA and watched some bad youtube MA-videos.


    The perks of being a wallflower
    Now, that was a movie I liked!
    Could probably have been even better, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    A teenage boy enters High School after being absent for a year, because of depression and similar after losing his best friend due to suicide.
    Having a hard time finding friends, but being successful soon.
    I really enjoyed watching the main cast.
    It also had Emma Watson, so nothing could go wrong with the female lead ;)
    Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller where also fun to watch.

    I'm actually considering getting that movie on BluRay/ DVD.
     
  5. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    The Post.



    There are stellar performances here (as one might expect) from Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Spielberg is also in fine form directing this retelling of the true story of Washington Post journalists publishing classified government documents that revealed consecutive presidential administrations knew the Vietnam War was doomed to fail, but still thousands of troops continued to be sent in order to avoid the humiliation of an American defeat. The film is excellent, but it is even more potent in the current political climate given the striking similarities between Nixon and Trump. Now more then ever, the audience is reminded to take nothing said by their respective state leader(s) at face value. 9 out of 10.
     
  6. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    The last movie I watched was rather old one

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  7. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    Watched tons (for me ;) ) of "kill 'em all" and horror movies, mostly dull, a few very bad ones ;)
    The good thing is, you get what you want: Easy, mindless movies.
    You know everyone (but maybe one, rarely two) gets killed and the such :D
    So it's ideal, if you want to only watch something that won't make you think and during which you can easily do something else as well, because... well, because it's that kind of movie xD

    Among them:
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the one with Jessica Biel)
    Poltergeist (New one; not as bad as I expected actually)
    Fear Island (See above; better than most movies like that. Doesn't make it awesome, but not "just bad" either)
    Shutter (Interesting enough to watch once or twice, is it's sort of free)
    Friday the 13th (What you expect)
    The town that dreaded sundown (okay, but nothing special)
    Right now: Freddy vs. Jason (so far what you'd expect, but not far in. But let's be honest, it's Frddy abd it's Jason, so you won't be getting Shakespeare ;) )
    The Grudge (The US remake)

    For some easy but hopefully one entertainment:
    10 Things I hate about you (watched that ages when nothing else was on the telly; not as boring as I remembered. Might be Heath Ledgers fault ;))
    Heritage Falls (Nice song of the son)

    And A Girl like her.
    My personal biggest surprise, to be honest.
    Starting with that I don't like the style of the movie (people running around with cameras, reality TV-like), so it had a difficult start with me from the beginning.
    But boy, I will actually watch that again, I think.
    It's about a girl that tries to commit suicide, for being bullied.
    The movie is set while she is lying in a coma and a camera teams come to school, because it's such a great school. Of course the subject of the girl, that just tried to kill herself comes up...
    I won't go into more details here, but it's better that it sounds. And I nearly ignored it, because of the description and picture of the movie.
    The acting was great, by the way.



    There were probably more movies.
    Two I watched and that were so bad, that I wanted to cry or smash the TV in ;)
    Luckily I was hardly watching at the time anyway, or it would have been seriously wasted life time :D
     
  8. Mushroom

    Mushroom Goes well with everything Moderator Supporter

    Re-visited an old classic: Hard Boiled.
    Cantonese John Woo over the top actioner. Only cos there was a blue ray remaster that my friends and I haven't scrutinised yet, so we had a home screening. Still enjoy it so much. Beautifully classic 1990s Hong Kong.

    Makes me hope that someone re-masters Stranglehold, the pseudo sequel via Xbox.
     
  9. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Moderator Supporter

    Watched me 'Colossal' on Netflix or Prime (I can't remember which), which stars Anne Hathaway who, having broke up with her boyfriend, moves back to the town she lived in as a youngling, to sort her life out, but, some how is causing a monster to appear across the world in downtown Seoul, South Korea, causing untold death and destruction. It's not a fantastic movie, its kept watchable by the presence of Anne Hathaway and actor Jason Sudeikis who plays mean SOB, and there's the whole "what is going on???" thing that might keep you going till the end, where you're maybe left wondering "Eh??"

    2.5/5 stars
     
  10. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    I tried to watch "A Scanner Darkly" but quit after about 30 minutes out of boredom.

    The advert shows real people, but the movie is actually a cartoon drawn in a very unique way (I've never seen this type of artwork anywhere else.) Initially I was bothered by the art style, but it grew on me. The cartoon characters very much look like their human actors -- I mean, that's unquestionably Robert Downey Jr, that's without a doubt Woody Harrelson, etc. So that was actually interesting. Somewhere, at some point, I actually started to enjoy the cartoon look.

    But the story is sooooo weird and just so slow, that after 30 minutes I only partially understood what was going on and where the plot was going. And more importantly -- and very importantly -- I didn't care. The protagonist is Keanu Reeves, and I just did not care at all about his character. (shrug) Movie failure right there. The story is something about undercover police that are so extremely undercover that even their coworkers don't know their true identities or even what they look like. The police are trying to find the suppliers of a very heinous drug. Keanu is one of these undercover cops, but he is probably an addict himself (he acts strangely, so I'm just guessing that we'll learn he's outright an addict). But I don't care, because it was boring.
     
  11. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    The Maze Runner: The Death Cure.



    This is the third and final instalment in a series of film adaptations based on a number of popular young adult novels. It's set in a dystopian future where mankind has been ravaged by a virus and a small percentage of civilisation is immune. Like its contemporaries The Hunger Games and Divergent (also adaptations of popular YA novels), the film places a group of kids in their late teens (but played by actors in their mid-/late-twenties) as the protagonists. I think as I get older, I find stuff like this harder to stomach. Maybe it's because I associate less with the younger faces of the ridiculously talented heroes (seriously, we're expected to believe these "kids" are some kind of Tier One special forces soldiers with uber martial arts skills), or because there has been a wave of amazing films more grounded in reality that have been released recently (e.g. Three Billboards, Darkest Hour, The Post, The Phantom Thread, Molly's Game). But I found the whole thing a bit "meh." The film couldn't decide whether it wanted to be The Hunger Games, Outbreak, 28 Days Later or Mad Max. In the end, it took parts from all of those previous films and mashed them together into something that doesn't turn out very good. I'm glad this is the last one. 5 out of 10.
     
  12. Morik

    Morik Valued Member

    My wife & I have watched the first one, and maybe the 2nd one? (Not sure about the 2nd one.)
    I don't think we'll be watching the third--my overall impression matches your meh.
     
  13. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    I also watched the first two.
    I thought the first one was okay, but the girl could have been portrayed better. I thought she felt tougher in the books.

    The second... I wasn't in watching mood at all, so don't remember much, because I was busy doing something else.

    I do wonder how the third will be though, since I thought the books weren't that bad.
    Better than the movies, as is mostly the case.


    I watched "Hellions", which was rather boring.

    "Killer Klowns from outer space". Need I say more? ;) Okay, I'll do it anyway: Cotton Candy Cacoons!

    "Mamma Mia". :oops: But honestly, when you want something where you don't need to think and that's easy fun, it's not that bad a movie."

    "Ramona and Beezus" - a family movie with Selena Gomez. I think for a family movie it's an okay movie. Easy, fun, a little morale, ... Sure, there is better outside, for watching when it runs it's fine. Would I buy it? Probably not, no.
    "Bridge to Terabithia" on the other hand... well, I already own that. And I also have no idea, why I had to think of that movie so often, because they really don't have anything in common!
     
  14. Mushroom

    Mushroom Goes well with everything Moderator Supporter

    Cloverfield Paradox

    Very underwhelming. It felt like a sci fi doing a Event Horizon homage but trying to keep it as PG friendly as possible. With nearly no link to the monsters.
    A trend theyre trying to keep I guess, considering 10 Cloverfield was also 99.9% non monster related.

    Looked pretty.
     
  15. Mushroom

    Mushroom Goes well with everything Moderator Supporter

    When We First Met.

    Adam Devine gets friendzoned by Alexandra Daddario who marries the other Amelle brother and gives back in time (multiple times) to win her heart.

    He's annoying. Daddario is still pretty. And "the Amelle thats not Stephen" does a Russian leg sweep which is the best bit of the movie..
     
  16. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    I'm beginning to realize the majority movies i watch are either foreign, old American, or marital arts,
     
  17. Mushroom

    Mushroom Goes well with everything Moderator Supporter

    Unnecessary and pants sequel. Donnie for some reason wanting to merge 2 Brucie characters?
     

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