Last movie you watched?

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by fram773, May 7, 2014.

  1. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I liked Rob Zombie's way of showing how the Munsters started. I mean it wasn't a great movie, but enjoyable. I guess you need to know how Zombie's mind works.
     
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  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    The Patriot. Still a good film.
     
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

  5. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I just watched a documentary called "The Automat". Mel Brooks and some descendants of the original Horn & Hardart were among the narrators.
     
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  6. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    Shaun the Sheep Movie

     
  7. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Ooh…I love Shaun the Sheep!
     
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  8. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    Thor Love and Thunder

    It was kind of silly, not the best of the Thor movies.

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  9. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    We totally enjoyed it. Once you have the "Shaun The Sheep" song in your mind, you can't get rid of it!
     
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  10. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Very true. I saw that movie a while back & kept humming the song.
     
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  11. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    We just watched Wakanda Forever. I think it is a fitting tribute to Chadwick Boseman, and a good movie. I liked that they made Namor into K’uk’ulkan. He is a great antihero, imho.
     
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  12. Michael_W

    Michael_W Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen Wakanda Forever, but if it's anything like its predecessor it'll approach greatness but fall short because of over-reliance on extended action/chase sequences and cruddy CGI at the expense of story and character development, with an antagonist whose motivations are in competition with one another and therefore come across as forced and insincere. Don't get me wrong; I liked Black Panther, but MCU insists too much on making the movies conform to a shallow and often hypocritical message, which hinders real creativity and limits whatever moral the storytellers are trying to convey to the audience.

    Sorry. I don't mean to dump all over the movies or rain on your proverbial parade; if you liked the movie, great. I do plan on seeing it specifically to see how it does the memory of Chadwick Boseman justice. I think he was a good actor whose life and career were cut short by cancer and obviously he was loved enough by cast mates and crew enough that recasting the role of T'Challa was considered disrespectful even years after his passing. It's just that as a screenwriter and film critic, More often than not when I watch a movie I have to pick it apart and really examine it in order to judge it on its merits. And when it comes to MCU and DCEU, more often than not I find the movies extremely wanting because of the dictates of the studios to make sure they're not too deep. That's why I love when an exception to the rule comes along like Shazam! or Joker, because in spite of the limitations placed on them by the genre, they manage to shine and give something truly enjoyable.

    Now, having said all that, the last movie I watched all the way through was, unfortunately, Halloween Ends, and having seen it and its immediate predecessor I am confident saying David Gordon Green really ought to have stopped at the 2018 revival. I'm currently watching Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing and so far its decent, albeit a bit slow to take off compared to movies of today. But when it does take off, that's when everything is paid off.
     
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  13. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    Here is one movie that does not substitute razzle dazzle CGI for story or character development. A dark, brooding movie, but a very good one IMHO.

    Brimstone

     
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  14. Michael_W

    Michael_W Well-Known Member

    I'll check it out. Thanks!
     
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  15. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    I just got done watching this one. Very good, and free online with just a few commercials courtesy of YouTube Movies & TV.

    The Illusionist

     
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  16. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    CODA- very enjoyable. For those that are not familiar with the usage, CODA, in this case means “Child of Deaf Adults.”
    The signing is subtitled. But even if you really don’t sign, watch the signing as well as the subtitles, or you will miss a good bit of humor.
     
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  17. Lockback

    Lockback Active Member

    Sadly, I rarely go to movies anymore even though there's an AMC Theater literally a stone's throw away ...
    I guess the last movie I saw was the last Avengers flick. I grew up with those comic books (I had the first issues of Spider-Man, Daredevil and X-Men and threw them away :prrr: ) but I'm tired of the whole Marvel Universe thing now.
    I love understated movies that made you think like the original "Day Of The Jackal" with Edward Fox but nowadays that doesn't cut it. It has to have 34 car chase scenes and 12,000 rounds of ammunition expended .... (Sigh)
    I'm not a fan of Hollywood in general: their whole world view, etc. So I don't give them my money anymore.
     
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  18. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    That's why I enjoy vintage movies.

    :)
     
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  20. Lockback

    Lockback Active Member

    Bingo!
     

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