Latest Movie That You Watched!

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

  1. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Quartet -- 2012 version

    Sweet, simple. Not a very deep storyline, but charming nonetheless. Loved the older ensemble of actors. One of my favorite parts of the movie was the ending credits. They showed a younger picture of the actor in their creative prime, and then they had a picture of them from the movie. Such beautiful, vibrant young people now old (probably a lot of them dead.) All those wonderful experiences and talents will pass. Gah! I hate that loss!
     
  2. kingricefan

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

    Yep, you'll never look at those actors the same way again....
     
  3. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Yep-had nightmares 'bout that movie last night. This morning, in the light of day, (when I felt it was safe to start consciously thinking about the movie again) I decided that even though there were so many powerful and commanding performances, I think John Cusack's acting topped the rest. IMHO.
     
  4. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    Parkland (2013)

    I found this very interesting. Parkland is the hospital that JFK was taken to after he was shot. The movie covers the 3 or 4 days after the assassination. The movie tells the story of what went on at the hospital as President Kennedy was brought in and later as Oswald was brought in. The movie also tells the story of Abraham Zapruder and Lee Oswald's mother and brother in those few days.

    It's a familiar story but told from a different perspective than usual. This was based on a book by Vincent Bugliosi. From the few articles that I've read about the movie (and book), the consensus seems to be that the film is reasonably accurate.
     
  5. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    A recent post by Blunthead in another thread made me really think about Vietnam vets. Anyone see the movie "Missing In America" starring Danny Glover? I haven't watched it in years, but remember being incredibly moved by the film and its content.
     
  6. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    Alternative point of view:
    Self-aware AIs are an interesting fictional concept, and have not been overused, so this was a good idea. Unfortunately, the relationship between a man and a voice from a computer/mobile phone is inherently uncinematic, and the film lasts over two hours. So, if your idea of a good time is 120 minutes of close-ups of Joaquin Phoenix (with a bad moustache) going backwards and forwards between twittery schoolgirl mode and anguished betrayed lover mode (and all stops in between) while Scarlett Johansson talks dirty and is never seen, then this film is exactly what you have been waiting for. Me? Not so much.

    Johansson's voice work is excellent and Phoenix is good (as other the rest of the cast), but this story is not executed well at all. There are a couple of cringeworthy phone sex sequences, Twombley (one of the worst names ever coined for a romantic protagonist) is unsympathetic to start off with, no effort has been made to make the story cinematic, it is far too long, and it is boring.
     
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  7. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    Fading Gigolo - odd but quietly enjoyable comedy/drama from John Turturro
    Blended - Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore romcom with kids - quite good
    The Two Faces Of January - stodgy Mediterranean drama
     
  8. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Neil: I agree with you about Her being too long. That's really my only possible complaint. It sludges a few times.
     
  9. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    Nowhere Boy- 2009 film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as John Lennon, with Kristin Scott Thomas as his aunt Mimi, and Anne-Marie Duff as his mother Julia. It tells the story of Lennon's teenage years, and his traumatic relationship with his absentee mother (Julia) who re-entered his life at that time.
    Very well done, I recommend it.
     
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  10. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Unfinished Song-Absolutely gorgeous movie. Vanessa Redgrave as a woman dying of cancer who loves singing in her pensioners' choir, Terence Stamp as her gruff husband, Christopher Eccleston as their son, Gemma Arterton as the choir director. I checked it out at the library and ordered it from Amazon right after watching. A real gem!
    Much Ado About Nothing-The Joss Whedon version. Well done modern adaptation. I was particularly taken by Nathan Fillion's Dogbody; he found a core of dignity that Michael Keaton missed in his portrayal in the Kenneth Branagh version.
    Les Miserables-Eh. If this reflects the stage version, I can't see what the devotion is about. Terrible character and story development, for the most part. Weird close ups. I much prefer the Hugo book.
     
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  11. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Trilogy of Terror with Karen Black. I can't believe I never saw this version.
     
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  12. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    We watched Prisoners the other night, with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Tough subject matter, about 2 kidnapped little girls and how far the parents will go to get them back but was highly suspenseful and really kept me guessing.
     
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  13. SusanNorton

    SusanNorton Beatle Groupie

    I just watched "Skyfall," with Daniel Craig. It was awesome.
     
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  14. arista

    arista First time caller long time listener

    X-men past and present. I thought it was one of the best movies of the X-men series, so far.
     
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  15. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Mr. Man

    A Hard Day's Night

    Hard to believe it's been 50 years now.
     
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  16. kingricefan

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

    That creepy little 'doll' makes a cameo in the William Hurt episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes!
     
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  17. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Mr. Man

    Go Go Mania (1965)

    MTV 20 years early? A movie of 1964 British Invasion groups lip singing songs (except for the Beatles which were live performances). Now I know where some of the early videos we now see of these groups came from.

    TCM is running a bunch of early and mid 60's music movies tonight.
    Having A Wild Weekend
    Hold On!
    Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter
    Get Yourself A College Girl
     
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  18. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    Unfinished Song was called Song For Marion over here. I agree - lovely film, Terence Stamp never better.

    Still haven't seen the Whedon Much Ado, but I loved the Branagh version - Keaton's Dogberry didn't reach for subtlety!

    Les Mis movie is a different animal to the stage version. After we'd seen it, my wife said "So much right, and so much wrong." But the adaptation inevitably abridges the book substantially and, let's be fair, brings Hugo's work (or much of it) to the appreciation of many more than the book.
     
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  19. Tim D.

    Tim D. Well-Known Member

    I just saw X-Men: Days Of Future Past and it was very good. And I saw the new Godzilla. It was pretty good but would have been better if Godzilla had appeared in it a bit more.
     
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  20. Terry B

    Terry B Well-Known Member

    Stumbled across Christine on Sony Movie Channel yesterday afternoon. What fun.
     
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