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

by Stark Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:27 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:She couldn’t care less and is upstairs watching a Mary and the Witch’s Flower with her mother.


How is this? I've had my eye on it for watching with the girls.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:08 pm

Stark wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:She couldn’t care less and is upstairs watching a Mary and the Witch’s Flower with her mother.


How is this? I've had my eye on it for watching with the girls.


According to my wife and daughter, it is very solid. It doesn’t reach the heights of Studio Ghibli’s best work, apparently, but both of them thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Haoie Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:53 am

Crazy Rich Asians

Good but not great, 7/10 for sure. Quite funny if rather silly.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Stark Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:41 am

prfsnl_gmr wrote:
Stark wrote:
prfsnl_gmr wrote:She couldn’t care less and is upstairs watching a Mary and the Witch’s Flower with her mother.


How is this? I've had my eye on it for watching with the girls.


According to my wife and daughter, it is very solid. It doesn’t reach the heights of Studio Ghibli’s best work, apparently, but both of them thoroughly enjoyed it.

They liked it quite a bit. I liked the animation, the story was just ok. I definitely recommend it for the age group my girls are in: 5 - 9 years old.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by fastbilly1 Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:20 pm

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Taxandria is pretty much the Belgian version of the Phantom Toll Booth, though instead of being about learning the cartoon world is about repression of knowledge and ruling with an iron fist.

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Better described by my wife as Phantom Toll Booth meets Brazil.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Strade Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:52 pm

I don't find many new movies that suits my taste for the past few years, i do watch my personal favorites once in a while, majority being from the mind bending genre.
I really loved The Secret Window with J. Depp, based on a novel written by Stephen King.

I rewatched Mr. Nobody yesterday, it's as amazing as the first time. The main actor being Jared Leto, the soft character and it's non-linear journey through moments of life/duality. I do believe in something very similar that happens in our lives. I don't want to tell too much x)
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by casterofdreams Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:36 am

I saw two movies recently that were adaptations of books I’ve listened to prior to the viewing. Both represent opposites on the “book to movie” spectrum.

Ready Player One has the characters, setting, and end goal from the book. Some other call backs to the book as well but everything else is not faithful to the book at all. Kind of hard to compress a 15+ hour audiobook into a two hour movie and sell it.

The second movie was The Martian. That movie was very close to the source material. If you haven’t heard of the book, it’s about how an astronaut was stranded on Mars and had to figure out how to survive. In the book it’s told in a first person perspective as log entries with cuts to Earth following other characters in third person. It does miss a couple of moments found in the book but overall it sticks to the book pretty closely and I’ve enjoyed this more because of it.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by REPO Man Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:51 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:Image
Taxandria is pretty much the Belgian version of the Phantom Toll Booth, though instead of being about learning the cartoon world is about repression of knowledge and ruling with an iron fist.

Edit:
Better described by my wife as Phantom Toll Booth meets Brazil.


Loved it. Where's the Criterion Collection Blu-ray?

Also, last Sunday I rewatched Jason Goes to Hell, which is one of the best New Line-Era Jason films.

And over the last few days I watched all 5 Phantasm films. Awesome. Also, WOW did this series go off the rails!
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:00 pm

It’s spread over three episodes, but it is basically a movie...

Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence on Prime Video is just outstanding. Like the best Agatha Christie adaptations, it plays up the source material’s horror elements, and I loved it. If you are a fan of her work, or a fan of mysteries generally, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by REPO Man Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:45 pm

Hurricane Bianca and Hurricane Bianca 2, both of which are great.

Mary and Max, a bittersweet claymated drama about a young Australian girl who becomes a penpal with a 40something Jewish man with Aspergers.
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