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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Stark Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:50 pm

Luke?
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by stickem Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:59 pm

Stark wrote:Luke?


Clearly he says he's not luke lol.

I'd probaby see this stupid movie, I'm a danny mcbride fan though.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by CRTGAMER Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:35 am

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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Jagosaurus Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:08 am

I watched the 2011 movie Real Steel.

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This one was a stinker for me. I was pretty surprised to see it have a 7/10 on IMDB. I'd give it a 5/10 at best.

Some slight spoilers below but I can't advise you see this one.

We're in the future and real boxing no longer exist. Fans wanted bigger, badder fights so we watch machines. Okay... :lol:

You never really find out why the protagonist robot is different but they go into the detail of why the villain robot is such a good fighter. You are just suppose to accept he's special...

Also, they have a gimmick where the robot dances on the way out to the ring to some dub step type music. It sounds corny but it's actually pretty cool. The crowd really gets behind him as the underdog when they see this. AND THEY DON'T SHOW IT FOR THE MAIN EVENT FIGHT. Why...

I'd think maybe this one would be okay for kiddos but it has probably 10+ curse words and there's a human fight scene where gangsters beat someone to near death. Hugh Jackman is also a terrible father. I'm perfectly fine with turn off your brain action movies but this one didn't hit the mark for me. It had potential and budget but wiffed hard.

At least we got Evangeline Lilly 8)
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by dsheinem Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:21 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:based on its reviews, my wife is the only person in the world who really, really liked Only God Forgives. :lol:


I just watched this finally (been on the "to do" list ever since I watched Drive some years ago)...and I am now another person who really, really likes the movie. Hoping to watch The Neon Demon in the next day or two!
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Jagosaurus Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:10 pm

I also really enjoyed Drive. I re-watched it a couple months back and appreciated it even more. Assuming those are by the same director?

This weekend I also watched Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol

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In my last post I mentioned turn off your brain action movies, well... here you go!

No spoilers beyond what's in the trailer.

This one differs from MI 1-3 as the group has been cut off after being accused of a foreign terrorist crime. They have to prove their innocence while of course stopping the real villians, all with no back up from IMF and while being hunted by the authorities.

Jeremy Renner's character makes his debut here, and he plays it wonderfully. Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) is back after appearing in MI3. He plays a bigger roll here and adds some great levity to the action. He had me laughing out loud several times.

This is a popcorn action flick. It kept me entertained and has MI5 Rouge Nation now on my "to watch" list.

MI4 can be rented via Google Play's streaming service for $4 in HD.

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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by marurun Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:31 pm

Jagosaurus wrote:This weekend I also watched Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol


This is the first MI film I think I enjoyed since the first one. Definitely well-directed, and it integrated levity better into the script.

Jagosaurus wrote:This is a popcorn action flick. It kept me entertained and has MI5 Rouge Nation now on my "to watch" list.


Is the Rouge nation the one where everyone has to wear a thick layer of makeup?
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:22 pm

dsheinem wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:based on its reviews, my wife is the only person in the world who really, really liked Only God Forgives. :lol:


I just watched this finally (been on the "to do" list ever since I watched Drive some years ago)...and I am now another person who really, really likes the movie. Hoping to watch The Neon Demon in the next day or two!


Nice. Only God Forgives is an interesting film, to say the least. I view it as a akin to a Jackie Chan “super-cop” movie told from the villain’s perspective (which, in turn, makes it into almost a horror film).

The Neon Demon is rad. Like 100% awesome. My wife wasn’t as big on it, but I thought it was a pretty great horror film. I hope you “enjoy” it (especially the absolutely bonkers ending!).
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Stark Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:35 pm

I started Only God Forgives, but gave up on it a little ways in, hard to articulate what I didn't like about it. I was watching it alone and just kinda wanted to just do something else instead ...

I've had my eye on Neon Demon looks great.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by dsheinem Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:49 pm

Stark wrote:I started Only God Forgives, but gave up on it a little ways in, hard to articulate what I didn't like about it. I was watching it alone and just kinda wanted to just do something else instead ...

I've had my eye on Neon Demon looks great.


I've been super-impressed by every Refn film I've seen. Bronson is an absolute masterpiece - perhaps his best...but Drive and Only God Forgives are both excellent films that bring together intensity with surrealist/existentialism/avant-garde tendencies (it isn't surprising that he dedicated both to Alejandro Jodorowsky). If you haven't checked out his documentary on Jodorowsky's Dune, that is a very different but no less excellent film project.

Has anyone seen The Pusher trilogy, or Fear X, or Valhalla Rising? I am interested in checking these out sometime soon too. The latter one on that list has at least a title that is inspired by some of Kenneth Anger's films, which especially piques my curiosity.
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