Review The Last Movie That You Watched?

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  1. Gavin

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    Saw this for the first time not long ago. I'm usually not a big fan of biopics, given that they tend to be far more fiction than fact, but this one was very enjoyable and, yes the ending was a sad reminder of how gay people were treated not all that long ago.
     
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    Very true. But even with that, the biggest kick in the gut was knowing that there are people out there who would gladly go back to that sort of treatment. The fact that "pray the gay away" camps and "conversion therapy" are still so popular shows we haven't come nearly far enough.
     
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  3. JohnnyL REACTS

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    The last movie I watched was Get Out and I really liked it.
     
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    I'm not sure if I've watched that many horror films during my entire life.

    Of course, it could come down to how the two of us define various films and which genres we assign them to.
     
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    @chainsaw_metal1

    I agree with you, a very good film to invest the time to watch. Not to spoil the ending, to reward his genius that way was criminal, could not get away with that these days...◆◆◆♡♡♡
     
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  6. TheSowIsMine

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    Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)
    I really enjoyed this one.
     
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    Last movie was Sergeant York (1941). I was thinking Gary Cooper looked a little old for the part, being 40, but I looked it up and Alvin York was 30 when he was drafted. Cooper is great but the real standout is Margaret Wycherly as Alvin's mother - quiet, stalwart, wise, and humble.
     
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    I actually enjoyed it more than Spider-Man 2, which had been, to that point, my favorite Spidey film, and I thought they could never top it.

    I have some major issues, like why they do dick with his Spidey-Sense, but they seem to infer that they will incorporate it into later films. Still, very fun film, and it was nice to see someone who could pull off both Peter Parker and Spider-Man.

    It did bring up something that has been nagging at me since the beginning of the MCU. We have fifty-plus years of continuity, and they pull from all sorts of sources for the films. Sometimes they nail it, other times, they drop the ball (*cough*Extremis*cough*). And I know they need to establish these characters, but they go all over the place in doing it. Some aspects, they go back to the silver age, and other times, they go for modern retellings of the origins, or even the Ultimate line. It makes for a mish mash of characters, which can discourage many old school comic fans.
     
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    Last movie watched at the cinema was Happy Death Day. It was OK. The Groundhog Day factor added an unusual context to the movie.

    Watched Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan on dvd last night. It still kicks ass, one of the best Star Trek cinema efforts.
     
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    It still... licks ass?

    As a Trekker, I'm really hoping that was a typo... :emoji_wink:
     
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    November Criminals (2017)
    This didn't do the book any justice. The character were nothing like their book counterparts and the tone of the films also is nothing like the books tone. Thats always a problem when you see a film based on a book you read. Its so hard not to compare.
    I did like that it seems like the director is a total Bowie fanboy.
     
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    Super Dark Times (2017)
    It takes place in the 90's and that was done in a believable way. It starts out as a nice calm drama, but the last 20 minutes they added some suspense that just didn't fit with the rest of the film.
     
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    The last movie I watched was Jumanji in theatre. Basically there was nothing else worth seeing in my theatre.

    I am shocked to say I enjoyed myself. It was actually a fun couple of hours with an intriguing story and many funny moments. Great effects too. Just a solid popcorn flick, it surprised me.

    Not big on remakes or reboots usually.
     
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    Over the holidays I've been on a movie streak...

    Airplane! - Seen it many times and surely it is the best spoof of all time.

    The Magnificent Seven 2016 - Disappointed. It felt like a movie made by committee, like an understated 80's action movie where everyone dressed up like cowboys. And if that makes no sense, you get the problem with the movie. It also suffered a bit from too much villain plot. Bullets only count against bad guys. Shoot a bad guy in the arm and he dies while a good guy can take a dozen wounds and run like maniac. Good guys sprint chaotically back and forth across a battlefield and somehow never shoot each other by mistake. Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington were lackluster. Ethan Hawke was excellent and had potentially the most interesting character but was kept in the background most of the film, a big mistake. Haley Bennett did well but the character was confusing: independent, sloppy sexy, caring one minute, indifferent the next. She came off as token female. Vincent D'Onofrio steals the show by default. His character is generically written but he manages to make him memorable. I'm not sure what went on behind the scenes to make it such a mess but the movie would have benefit from a different leading man. Denzel looks good for his age but he's a good 2o years older than the villain which doesn't work at all with the story. All in all it's not a bad movie. Some people will like it but it's a far cry from Seven Samurai or the John Sturges version.

    What We Do in the Shadows (2014) - a mockumentary of vampires living in New Zealand and how they deal with mundane stuff like household chores, nightlife, friendships, and managing familiars. It almost has a Broken Lizard vibe but more subtle and understated. I found it hilarious. You have the master vampire, Peter, in the basement. He's 8,000 years old and doesn't attend house meetings. You also have a Victorian dandy, a Russian vampire, and a middle-ages vampire. Deacon hasn't done dishes in 5 years and the other vampires are embarrassed to have company over. Deacon points out they kill their guests so what does it matter?

    The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) - I watched this when it came out and it was amusing but I think it has aged well. The soundtrack is good, the acting is good, the car chases are fantastic, and Daisy Duke is as delicious as ever.

    Caddyshack, Still hilarious. Varmint-cong

    Gantz: 0 - Animation based on a manga. I'm not really into cartoons but if they have good stories, it's all good, and this one has a good story. About a guy who attempts to stop a mugging and dies for his efforts. he wakes up alive and is forced to fight monsters to earn points for his freedom. It's good, action packed, and jiggly, very jiggly.

    X-Men Apocalypse - Good special effects, good casting, big action scenes but in between the action scenes is mostly static. Quicksilver steals the show, big time.

     
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    Some others:

    The Ambushers (1967) - Dean Martin as secret agent Matt Helm. Ebert said this movie had no plot and he wasn't kidding. We watched the entire thing with the sound too low to hear and it didn't make any difference. Mostly it's just Dean Martin being cool and chasing tail. What I really enjoyed was the style, the clothing, the cars, the girls, the architecture; all very enjoyable to look at. Near the end things take an unexpected twist and the bad guy pulls out a ray gun. I expected someone to get vaporized but he points it at the bar and makes drinks for everyone and then floats the drinks to them. My kind of bad guy. My kind of ray gun.

    Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983) - Starring Richard Hatch (Battlestar's Apollo) and Kay Lenz, as strangers who accidentally get transported to an alternate dimension along with a mad scientist. Hatch and Lenz assemble a rag tag crew, which oddly includes a caveman, to retrieve the scientist from a local warlord (John Saxon) so they can all get home. Silly and fun 80's sci-fi-action-adventure. Not particularly good but quirky and fun enough to be watchable.
     
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    The Disaster Artist (2017)
    This movie is awesome. It does take a few artistic liberties that are understandable, but its pretty close to the book. James Franco really nails Tommy Wisseu. But if you havent seen The Room, you might not like this movie.
     
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    Happy Death Day (2017)
    Nice horror comedy in the style of Groundhog day.
     
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    Bright (Netflix) - A fun buddy cop action movie starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Well constructed and perfectly paced.
     
  19. chainsaw_metal1

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    I have watched The Room once, which was more than enough. Strangely, I'm actually pretty excited to see this film. As a reviewer said, it's in that same vein of Ed Wood, that a really great movie was made about the making of terrible movies (and I'm an Ed Wood fan, so there's that).
     
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