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Latest Movie That You Watched!

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

  1. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...thought it was a decent enough vehicle for Radcliffe....
     
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  2. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    I have been watching quite a few Spanish films in the past week. I'm getting better and better at Spanish, but man, they talk so fast, I still have to use the English subtitles. Some of these are very good, some silly romantic movies, but I've enjoyed them all. I think I must have been Hispanic in an earlier life. :)
    Y Tu Mama Tambien
    Cambio Ruta
    Acapulco La Vida Va
    Nuestros Amantes
    I've chosen a bunch more for my Netflix list. Are there others you can recommend? I also have Amazon Prime. Gracias!
     
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  3. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Do you want to try Spanish horror? The Baby's Room (can't th8nk if the Span8sh title) was pretty good, as is anything by Guillermo Del Toro. Pan's Labyrinth is his best known, but Chronos and The Devil's Backbone were very good, too. The Orphanage is one he produced, and it's wonderful (if very sad). Amores Perros is another good Spanish language movie.

    I know I've seen and liked others, but my brain has gone into full stall.
     
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  4. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    Oooh, thank you Autumn! These sound great. Didn't Del Toro direct Crimson Peak? I quite liked that (mostly because of Mia and Tom). When I come over for the ox tail soup, we can discuss more!
     
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  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I liked Biutiful with Javier Bardiem. And I second Pan's Labyrinth.
     
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Yes, he did! Also Pacific Rim (a personal favorite) and other English language films. I love his Spanish films, though.

    I just noticed a mistake I made: one movie title is The Devil's Backbone, not playground. Sorry! I particularly like that one!
     
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  7. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Oh, and REC! The American version wasn't nearly as good.
     
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  8. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    The stage show - a simple two-hander - is excellent, and the ending (quite different to the film) works perfectly. I thought Radcliffe was a poor choice for this - his 21st century estuary English accent was completely out of place in a turn of the 19th/20th century piece.
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....no argument....should have expanded on the "decent enough vehicle" comment....I simply judged it from the standpoint of taking him out of his Potter(invisibility)cloak-overall, other than some nice cinematography-the movie sucked.....
     
  10. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    Hey!

    I've watched most of these movies.

    An oldie but goodie

    Angelitos Negros

    Angelitos Negros is a story of prejudice and sacrifice; the plot centers around a woman who does not realize her heritage, brought up as the "white"wealthy patron's daughter, she is actually the daughter of the black maid.

    Tear jerker, big time.

    Watched this one with my family when I was a little kid. It messed with me and my brothers for several days. Scary!

    El Libro de Piedra (YouTube)

    A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought. Julia is to take care of little girl named Silvia, whose unusual demeanor may find its roots in the family garden.

     
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  11. CYRUS

    CYRUS Well-Known Member

  12. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    I have forgotten about this thread.

    Watched "Wait Until Dark," 1967, with Audrey Hepburn playing a blind woman, last night. A little bit of the style was offputting, and the first 20 minutes or so moved slowly. I almost bailed.

    But the story gained momentum, Ms. Hepburn was sure entertaining to watch, and for the last half hour, all the prior contrivances and ploddings were forgotten in the build to the climax. We were glad we saw it.
     
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  13. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Of Unknown Origin (1983). Peter Weller as a New York yuppie who goes all Ahab after the huge, evil, intelligent rat that's been making his life hell. Tears his awesome townhouse all to hell by the time he's done. Good flick.
     
  14. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    That's a classic...
     
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  15. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    The Mummy. Not one I'll likely want to watch over and over, but not nearly as bad as I'd been led to believe. Cruise is in amazing shape for an older actor, but should probably reconsider any plans to go shirtless anymore--old man flat boobs. Russell Crowe did his usual bang up job. He was really creepy In his second role (being obscure for the benefit of anyone who hasn't seen the movie but plans to). Some unsettling CGI; I can get behind that.
     
  16. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    Oh, I know it's after 1 AM here, but this has me laughing uncontrollably.
     
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  17. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    What an excellent review!!! Who wants to see flat old man boobs?! You, like ConnorB, are so good you could seriously get paid for these!
     
  18. johntfs

    johntfs Well-Known Member

    I actually thought Crowe was creepier in his first role than he was in the second. Best part of the film by far was Sofia Boutella as Ahmanet. Even though she was "the villain" I was kind of rooting for her. Probably because I saw Tom Cruise as the greater evil. As the lead-in for the whole Dark Universe, it didn't work nearly as well as, say, Dracula Untold. Dracula worked as the protagonist in that film who was kind of a hero, but who also did monstrous things because he was, well, a monster.

    And that's good, because the Universal monsters are supposed to be, well, monsters, not Monster-Themed Superheroes. A good tone for the Dark Universe should fall between the Godzilla movies (even if Godzilla shows up to fight another giant monster the Japanese people are still thinking "Oh, no! There goes Tokyo!") and Freddy vs Jason (where the character are trying to pick the least horrible alternative). Nobody should be super-pleased when the Universal Monsters show up, even if it's to battle a greater (or at least different) evil. Figure most sane people are hoping the whole thing results in mutual destruction.

    The Mummy has a different, worse tone. Ahmanet is put up as "Evilest Evil that Ever Eviled" instead of somebody more shades of gray. It would have been much cooler to portray Ahmanet as an angry victim of a hideous injustice who was determined to claim her birthrate instead of the usual "Every villain wants to rule the world." She'd still be the antagonist because claiming her birthright means rolling back 50 centuries of human history and progress. I also wish they'd had the relationship she had with Cruise's character be with Annabella Wallis' character instead. It seems like it would have been a more natural fit. And it would have been way, way hotter.
     
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  19. Tery

    Tery Hope is like an endless river Moderator

    The Secret Life of Pets. It was cute, if formulaic. I did like that so many different pets were represented, even ones I would never want (tarantulas?). Also watched Zootopia last week. I liked that one better. Really great plot with a genuinely surprising twist.
     
  20. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    muskrat and Neil W write adroit reviews, also.
     

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