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Movies - What have you watched lately?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gav, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. gav

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    We have a thread like this for books, so I thought I might start one for movies :)

    I go to the cinema almost every week, and have done so ever since I could afford to.

    Anyway, I saw Black Swan last night, so I'll get the ball rolling....

    Black Swan

    A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile the Black Swan, daughter of an evil magician.

    The extreme close-ups for the majority of the film really bring out the raw emotion that surrounds the world of ballet. Be warned, this movie is not for everyone. This psychological thriller is very "in your face" in every possible way. There are few sex scenes (including a lesbian scene), and whilst they dont show too much skin, it would certainly be enough to make you feel extremely uncomfortable watching the film with your mother.

    I would have to say this would be the best movie I've seen in quite some time. Natalie Portman is absolutely brilliant, and I am sure she will collect many awards for her role.

     
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  2. Garpal Gumnut

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    The King's Speech.

    A great film.

    should get a few awards, best movie, best director, best actor, best supporting actor, actress.

    gg
     
  3. grandia3

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    a beautiful mind
    an old film but I quite like it, watched it on DVD :)

    really unexpected story, they did give a clue about the mystery in the film, if you are an observer you will notice but I didn't :p:
     
  4. xyzedarteerf

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    watched a few lately,

    Unthinkable - not for the squeamish Sam Jackson is the man. Same old Terror thing vs US thing going but very watchable but the ending I leave that to you...

    Next 3 days - Russel Crowe hmmm once you get pass the almost ubelievable lengths he does to get his wife out of prison its ok, would not watch it again though.

    Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the yak yak yak - Boring... nothing enjoyable about it I'm glad its the last one I had a feeling it was filmed locally, Gary Sweet pretending to pass a pirate english accent pleasss..

    Splice - If your into genetically modified women well this the movie for you...

    Wall Street Money Never Sleeps - except the audience,you will likely to fall as sleep watching this, what a wasted seqeul we waited 20yrs for this CRAP...

    More reviews to come...
     
  5. matty77

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    I must admit that was a fantastically bad movie, it was so boring I barely managed to watch it all the way to the end. :D Nothing redeeming at all about that movie, and Gary Sweet was just terrible,....
     
  6. DocK

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    Another for King's Speech - loved it. Can't decide who did the better job between Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush - although I note that Rush has been nominated for a best supporting actor award, so maybe I'm alone in feeling he was every bit as good as Firth?

    Tried to watch "Australia" on tv the other night - fell asleep about half way through - and have no desire to watch the rest of it - found it far too cheesy/fake - the characters just seemed too unrealistic to me. Shame, as the scenery was inspiring and it seemed to have so many good Aussie actors in its cast.
     
  7. Logique

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    I was lucky enough to see on SBS recently, two Mongolian cinema features (German producers): 'Cave of the Yellow Dog' and 'The Camel That Cried'.

    I sat spellbound through these, from start to finish. These will definitely go onto my best ever list.
     
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    So true, like an Australia World at Disneyland. Awful. Cliched, too long, and a little embarassing. The cultural cringe lives on.

    I'll tell you a movie featuring the Australian landscape as a character. And it also has David Gulpilil in it. It is 'Walkabout', made in 1971. I wonder if Baz ever saw it. The indications are that he didn't.

    And yet another, also with David Gulpilil in it. "Storm Boy', 1976.

    See these before you endure 'Australia'.
     
  9. kennas

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    Yep, what a waste. The only good bit was Bud Fox playing Charlie Sheen for a laugh.

    That should never have been released. Total disaster.

    Yep, but I was actually expecting a good speech. It was still crap.

    Firth and Rush should get the gongs, although apparently Bale is good in The Fighter. Renner was excellent in The Town too.

    Last movie I really enjoyed was Inception. Very original.
     
  10. grandia3

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    so true, the most boring movies I watched in 2010
    at least they should have hired a hot actress :cool:
     
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    I second that
     
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    The Mechanic - Jason Statham plenty of action as you would expect, a few brutal fight scenes overall enjoyable.

    Unstoppable - Denzel Washington - it’s a movie about stopping a train with no driver I know it sounds boring right, but really it’s a good edge of your seat movie.

    Fighter - Mark Wahlberg and the paper thin Christian Bale just like his role in The Machinist this time there boxer brothers supposed to be based on a true story, this movie reminds me of Homer Simpson wearing down his opponent by just getting pounded. If you like boxing then this movie is for you.

    Catfish - ok don’t know where to start it’s about a guy who met this girl via facebook and made friends with a young girl who he tracks down, No it’s not a slasher movie although I was hoping something exciting would happen, this movie was supposed to unscripted RIGHT!! Any way if you buy into it you would probably enjoy it, I certainly didn’t.
     
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    A Clockwork Orange - Kubrick classic, hadn't watched it up until now. Loved it. Good to see the dynamics of mankinds pack nature. And i love the fact that the main character isn't one that either either good or inherently bad. My kinda movie.

    Sucker Punch - Go and see this while it is still in cinemas. Absolutely amazing. On the surface it's girls, mucis and guns (and what a great combination), but it is shot/edited in a really artistic way as you eplore the Babydoll's mind. Definietely a cinema film. Keep an eye out for the DVD directors cut which will apparently be R rated as apposed to the current M rating
     
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    Im a fan of Natalie Portman, but I really dislike this movie. The characters were confusing, so was the ending. She is a great actor but i feel the character had to many things on her mind which didn't add up, leaving many questions.

    1/5 stars
    I do not recommend the movie.
     
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    Its all gone pete tong.

    absolutely hilarious and some killer beats thrown in......

    charlie sheen just a pretender compared to this ray of sunshine...
     
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    When I saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it was a live-action version of 'Perfect Blue' :D. If the people who wrote the screenplay for 'black swan' hadn't seen 'perfect blue' beforehand, I'll eat my hat. :D

    Recent movies:
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
    Ugh, fricken terrible. The harry potter movies seem to get darker and more unpleasant. From what I could see, this last movie's theme was 'death, totalitarianism and racial purity'. FFS. God knows what to expect from Part 2 :eek:.
    Memoirs Of A Geisha
    Fantastic movie. Its a movie set in japan, but the actors (who are japanese) speak english. They used a chinese actor for the older-version of the main character, which was rather disappointing (she really seemed out of place), but other than that - the story was great.
    Never Let Me Go
    Really good movie, but very dark.
    Easy AThis movie was a hoot! Really worth a watch.
     
  17. medicowallet

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    Watched this past week.

    RED

    Not much of a fan of John Malkovich, but he was just fantastic in this movie.

    THE DEPARTED

    Haven't seen in a long time, and thoroughly enjoyed it again

    SCHINDLER'S LIST

    Try to watch it every year, must be in my top 3 all time favourites.
     
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    Just saw Black Swan, good movie, worth a watch.
     
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    Anyone for Gran Torino, classic Clint Eastwood . Also Cinderella Man, don't normally like Russel Crowe. But thought he did an excellent job of this.
    Another that was a bit confronting while still being enlightening was Jurusalema, certainly interesting.
    By the way, great way to lighten the posts a bit, good call.
     
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    Read the (original) book. The movie was based on the current-at-the-time US version of the book which is 'missing' the final chapter (it was deliberately cut, some US publishing nazi wanted it so). The final chapter is important to the book's integrity.
     
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