Latest Movie That You Watched!

Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by Lulu Parrot, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    We'll try to check that out. We like the quieter but well-made movies. There was one, I think In the Electric Mist, with Tommy Lee Jones, that we surprisingly enjoyed quite a bit. If I'm remembering it right.
     
  2. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Watched much of The Thin Red Line while doing the stationary bike workout this morning. I'm not huge on war movies, but a good movie is a good movie, and this was a pretty good movie. Almost poetic soliloquys and a touching, melancholy thread throughout. If you like war movies, it's pretty good.
     
  3. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Have you seen The Paper Boy? You would love it! It's really twisted. Stars Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConoughey.
     
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  4. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    That was available on Netflix for awhile-hope it still is! Been meaning to watch it.
     
  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    You will never look at any of the actors in the same way again. It really is a good movie.
     
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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    You are. It is an unusual movie worth watching, imho.

    Recently watched Stir Crazy for the umpteenth time. Richard Pryor is perfect in it.
     
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  7. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    The Monument Men. Good story idea, stellar cast. It starts out fine and fairly interesting, bogs down for me in the middle with storytelling dissonance, then picks up and finishes pretty strong. Grandma liked it more than me, but I still thought it was worthwhile.
     
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  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Taken was on TV tonight... great movie.
     
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  9. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Guest

    if you are bored and don't have much going on the the TCM station has a good movie coming on at 10:30 Eastern Time.. The best years of our lives..black and white but still a wonderful movie..won some Oscars I think.perfect Memorial Day movie..
     
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  10. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    Probably the only film ever to feature Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman urinating in teen heartthrob Zac Efron's face. How can one resist that?
     
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  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Because he was stung by jellyfish. I'm not even going to mention what she does the first time her and John Cusack meet........
     
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  12. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    The Grapes Of Wrath (1940) Henry Fonda

    This is streaming on Netflix and I had not seen it since high school. I had a history teacher that showed us this movie in class. I was in high school so long ago that there were no such things as video cassettes so we watched it in class with a real projector and film. ;-D

    Anyway, what else can I say? This is a great American movie about a depression era family losing their land in Oklahoma and going West looking for work. Anytime, I think life is hard, I think I should just watch this to put everything into perspective. Henry Fonda is magnificent as Tom Joad (and I read that John Steinbeck thought so too)

    I've never read this book and I think it's about time I did. I've read a couple other Steinbeck books but not this one.
     
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  13. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Is there a turtle in it? Sorry, that's a long-running SKMB joke about the book. I think I saw this movie a l-o-n-g time ago.
     
  14. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Singing in the rain. I've seen those famous bits and pieces, but never watched the whole thing. Sweet. And the dancing is truly amazing. Donald o'connor's had a dance solo that is just crazy good.
     
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  15. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    It's the make me laugh routine which I can't get it here as I'm on my ipad and don't know how to get here using this thing.
     
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  16. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Going to watch (and tape) Her in 3..2..1

    Did not mean tapir:[​IMG]
     
  17. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Mr. Man

    We Bought A Zoo

    I enjoyed it.
     
  18. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Caveat: I ramble if I write more than 20 words an hour.

    Re: Her

    Many internetters jump on the bandwagon and tweet out a popular thing...that whole digital keeping up with the Joneses, Shaniquas, Housewives and Kardashians. "Oooh this was so arty, I loved it only because I need people to think know I am arty too!"

    The movie Her, if you are able to see it appropriately, can change you. Better or worse? I'm not judging that.

    By "see," I mean more than just watch. It is not a "let it run in the background as I chop this celery."

    It's an important movie. Not for everyone. Danielle Steele and Dr. Seuss ain't for everyone either.

    Given where you're reading this, I trust I'm in good company, though.

    ~BJS

    Also, Joaquin is back.
     
  19. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    OK-I just watched The Paperboy on Netflix and to say I was (am) disturbed would be a gross understatement. Incredible acting though.
     
  20. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    It would've been really hard to encompass that book in a movie, especially with Steinbeck's explosive descriptiveness, but the movie carried out the theme and feel superbly. The whole cast did wonderfully, and I applaud the movie for not trying to pretty up its people so much (with the arguable exception of Fonda).

    The one part that was disquieting to me, but just a little, was the ending. And the spoiler is included for a reason if someone is about to pick it up.

    Instead of humans huddling for survival as things are most tragic and desperate, it carries a hopeful soliloquy, one that the book didn't have so much. And maybe it's an improvement. But it sure diverged from the spirit of the original story.[/quote]
     

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