Review The Last Movie That You Watched?

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  1. sitenoise

    sitenoise Member: Rank 5

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    You Were Never Really Here [2017] • UK, France, USA

    Finally! Finally! Jonny Greenwood plays his fucking guitar for a soundtrack. I might have punted this film if it weren't for the score. Well, maybe not. Joaquin Phoenix is uber-mesmerizing. The photography, its framing, its angles, is gorgeous. The sound design is astonishing in the way that it melds the cacophony of New York street noise into the score melodically and rhythmically. That blew me away.

    If all the interspersed dreams, hallucinations, memories--whatever they were-- were inserted more gracefully, more softly, I would have thought: "Okay, dream logic. Don't expect much, just let it flow over you. I'm cool with that". But they weren't. They were inserted bombastically, loudly. This gave the impression they were going to add up, they were going to mean something, be worthwhile. For me, they weren't. I don't care if the protag was or wasn't a war vet; if he had an incestuous relationship with his mother; if he was abused as a child. He was just a bad dude with a hammer who may or may not have rescued a little girl from pedophile politicians.

    Watch it loudly.
     
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  2. croft_alice

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    Tomb Raider 2018
     
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    The Florida Project (Sean Baker, 2017): I got all nostalgic over here on the Cinema: International board, and this film harkens back to a certain type of Disney matinee cinema that I loved - a bunch of kids, summertime, mischief, mateship and adventures. All of the fun and magic is here, but the innocence of childhood is shown as enduring and intact in a post-innocence world - imagine something like The Apple Dumpling Gang redone against a backdrop of homelessness and prostitution. Child actor Brooklynn Prince steals the show, but Willem Dafoe's portrayal of a motel manager with a gruff paternal benevolence deserves to be an enduring character.
     
  4. McQualude

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    Dirty Grandpa with DeNiro, hilarious.
     
  5. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

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    The last movie I actually sat and watched was Solo. Don't believe the alt-reich rhetoric, it's a fantastic movie.
     
  6. McQualude

    McQualude Member: Rank 3

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    Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) - 2/4, meh
    Ice Station Zebra (1968) - 3/4, I think it would have benefited from tighter editing. It was good, but almost 2.5 hours long. Cutting another 30 minutes would have helped with pacing.
     
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    Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) - 4/5

    I really enjoyed this movie much more than I expected. It references the original film without being a complete knockoff or having endless callbacks or cameos. The story is at times cliche, but it's a well done movie with some great acting. Jack Black steals the show, and as always, Karen Gillan is gorgeous.
     
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  8. Sunflower007

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    :emoji_relaxed: ~ The last movie I've seen today was Pet Sematary(1989). I rate it with 9 stars. Great movie I loved it a lot. The novel was outstanding. Its one of my favorite books of Stephen King. I decided to see it today with my family. Since we were talking about it during dinner with my family. I found out that there is going to be a remake of the movie & its going to be released next year.

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    I'll be there, till the stars don't shine
    'Til the heavens burst and the words don't rhyme
    I know when I die you'll be on my mind
    And I'll love you, always
    Always


    By: Bon Jovi - Always
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  9. McQualude

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    Sleeper. Interesting how relevant it is today. The dialog felt like it was written this year. 3/4

    How It Ends. Two very talented actors on a roadtrip to save a damsel in distress. Simple, but very well acted. The ending may not be to everyone's taste. 3/4
     
  10. McQualude

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    The Last Jedi. The worst Star Wars movie yet. Direct to DVD quality writing. Pandering to children and marketing, poorly. 1/4
     
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  11. The Seeker

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    The Force Awakens was worse though. JJ Abrams is a hack and he left Rian Johnson very little to work with.
     
  12. Sunflower007

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    :emoji_neutral_face:~ The last movie I've seen was Donovan's Brain (1963). It was quite a let down. Didn't do its justice to the book, I swear this adaptation was too sugar coated. Maybe it was done that way since it was the 60s. I read this book because its one of Stephen King's sci-fiction tale. Also it's where he whined up get this famous saying that he put in his novel IT : Amidst the mists and coldest frosts he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts. Remember that one?:emoji_nerd:


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    Though nothing can bring back the hour
    Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
    We will grieve not, rather find strength in what
    remains behind
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  13. McQualude

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    False. TFA was better written, better acted, better cast, all around more entertaining, and at least felt like a Star Wars movie.
     

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