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Author Topic: Last Movie You Watched  (Read 435717 times)

Whiskeybrewer
May 15, 2020, 09:59:45 AM
Reply #22695 on: May 15, 2020, 09:59:45 AM
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I just watched Highlander for the first time. This kind of caught me off guard, considering it has several sequels and multiple other media properties tied to it's name. What I mean to say is, this felt objectively bad. Like, so bad it's actually good. The ADR was on another level of bad, and Christopher Lambert was honestly horrible in the role.

Highlander's a really weird movie for me because there's so much wrong with it, and yet the things that are right somehow save it. The first half is really kinda naff, but once you get to the "Who Wants to Live Forever" bit, it suddenly becomes a bloody good movie. You can absolutely tell it was directed by a music video director, and at times Mulcahy feels totally out of his depth, but at other times his direction shines. The casting of Lambert and Connery is totally wrong (Connery's great as always, but a Spaniard?!), yet Clancy Brown is so damn good as the villain. Some of the editing's shocking, especially in the first half, but then a lot of the later stuff is fantastic, with some great imagery. Tons of cringey, awful dialogue, but also some supremely memorable lines. Acting that covers the full range of talent. And the movie manages to almost totally squander it's core concept, and yet at the end of the day it still has that amazingly original idea of immortals battling through the ages.

Also - f*cking Queen did the music. How awesome is that?

As a movie it's completely and utterly all over the place, and yet somehow that only adds to its charm.

Those transition shots between present and past and spot on for me

and just think it was nearly Marillion doing the soundtrack


Whiskeybrewer
May 16, 2020, 10:09:25 AM
Reply #22696 on: May 16, 2020, 10:09:25 AM
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The Benefactor
Okay drama starring Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning


Whiskeybrewer
May 18, 2020, 10:06:15 AM
Reply #22697 on: May 18, 2020, 10:06:15 AM
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Major League
I hadnt seen this in years. I'd forgotten how many recognisable people where in it


HuDaFuK
May 18, 2020, 10:08:29 AM
Reply #22698 on: May 18, 2020, 10:08:29 AM
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Logan

This is a good film, but I absolutely stand by my initial assessment that if you take out the hardcore violence and harsh language, it really isn't anything in particular to shout about.


Prez
May 18, 2020, 12:53:42 PM
Reply #22699 on: May 18, 2020, 12:53:42 PM
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Logan

This is a good film, but I absolutely stand by my initial assessment that if you take out the hardcore violence and harsh language, it really isn't anything in particular to shout about.

I tend to agree on this. I enjoyed it immensely but I also found it incredibly depressing and bleak to be honest (and this is coming from someone who loves gritty, dark superhero films).

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HuDaFuK
May 19, 2020, 08:16:53 AM
Reply #22701 on: May 19, 2020, 08:16:53 AM
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Definitely a contender for best Die Hard rip-off of all time :)


KiramidHead
May 20, 2020, 12:16:48 AM
Reply #22702 on: May 20, 2020, 12:16:48 AM
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The Thin Red Line

Nearly three hours well spent. :) Also, every time Adrien Brody almost has a line and doesn't, I imagine him speaking in the Royce Voice. ;D



The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Most of this very good, but the explanation for what's going on is just so thoroughly meh to me that it kind of kills the film once it's revealed.


Solaris (1972)

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LastSonofKrypton
May 21, 2020, 05:52:09 PM
Reply #22703 on: May 21, 2020, 05:52:09 PM
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The Thin Red Line

Nearly three hours well spent. :) Also, every time Adrien Brody almost has a line and doesn't, I imagine him speaking in the Royce Voice. ;D



Such a criminally underrated war movie.  It didn't help that it came out the same year as Saving Private Ryan (which is a great war movie in its own right)  Stellar cast, brutal battle scenes and a score by Hans Zimmer that is yet to be matched in my opinion.  Journey to the Line scoring the attack on the Japanese camp and the voice over asking the question 'This great evil, where did it come from?  How did it steal into the world?' is one of the most effective pieces of cinema ever produced


KiramidHead
May 21, 2020, 07:24:21 PM
Reply #22704 on: May 21, 2020, 07:24:21 PM
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The Seventh Seal

Dark, often moving, and surprisingly funny at times. Death literally sawing down a tree to get a guy is goddamn hilarious, even without him trying to talk his way out of it.

The Thin Red Line

Nearly three hours well spent. :) Also, every time Adrien Brody almost has a line and doesn't, I imagine him speaking in the Royce Voice. ;D



Such a criminally underrated war movie.  It didn't help that it came out the same year as Saving Private Ryan (which is a great war movie in its own right)  Stellar cast, brutal battle scenes and a score by Hans Zimmer that is yet to be matched in my opinion.  Journey to the Line scoring the attack on the Japanese camp and the voice over asking the question 'This great evil, where did it come from?  How did it steal into the world?' is one of the most effective pieces of cinema ever produced

And the film never really answers that question, which makes it work even more, IMO.


Gentleman Death
May 22, 2020, 05:56:27 AM
Reply #22705 on: May 22, 2020, 05:56:27 AM
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Sorry to bother you:
Wow, what a great movie. It feels like multiple movies in one but really picks up around the 40min mark. Highly recommend! 3.75/5


PredBabe
May 23, 2020, 12:14:23 PM
Reply #22706 on: May 23, 2020, 12:14:23 PM
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After watching this video analysis on The Shining

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_title&v=dW2GrG7Zk0U

I got around to rewatching the movie the other night. What a brilliantly crafted movie. I know Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation changed a lot of the story it was based on but it was arguably for the best as it translated better for film and I personally love the darker take and subliminal messages by Kubrick.


So with my The Shining hype, it made me curious to finally watch Doctor Sleep last night. Even though Ewan McGregor is nice to look at, I’ve been avoiding the sequel because it looked like a cheapened follow up to the original movie, even though I know it was trying to be more faithful to the actual books.
Despite knowing that I still low key hated this movie as it was exactly what I expected. With a more over the top look at the Shining capabilities and constant rehash of the girl in the bathtub, it represents everything wrong with horror movies today. I much prefer the grounded and psychological approach Kubrick took.

McGregor is still hot though.

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Whiskeybrewer
May 24, 2020, 10:37:56 AM
Reply #22707 on: May 24, 2020, 10:37:56 AM
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The Snowman (2017)
Was actually okay, but you can tell a lot was missing as it felt so bity

Street Fighter (1994)
So bad its cheesily good.

Volcano (1997)
The Armageddon to Dante's Peak Deep Impact

Jurassic Park
Needed something enjoyable after yesterdays political fubar

« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 09:59:38 AM by Whiskeybrewer »

Hudson
May 25, 2020, 04:30:16 PM
Reply #22708 on: May 25, 2020, 04:30:16 PM
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I'm on a Terrence Malick kick with a friend of mine, so I've watched Badlands, Days of Heaven, and The Thin Red line this week, and going through the extras on the Criterios and whatnot. Love this guy's movies.

The Snowman (2017)
Was actually okay, but you can tell a lot was missing as it felt so bity

Street Fighter (1994)
So bad its cheesily good.

Volcano (1997)
The Armageddon to Dante's Peak Deep Impact

Jurassic Park
Needed something enjoyable after yesterdays political fubar

LOL, what? The Snowman is probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It's not even funny bad, it's just boring. They don't even pronounce the main character's last name correctly.  :laugh:


Voodoo Magic
May 26, 2020, 05:24:03 PM
Reply #22709 on: May 26, 2020, 05:24:03 PM
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Holy sh*t guys, Stanley Kubrick faked his death and still lives!


 

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