What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. yoda313

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    Early man was great saw it saturday. Though im not a soccer fan but still fun. Check out adam savage on tested. Hes got a few videos on the making of it. Super cool :)

    I started jackie chans 36 crazy fists. Wow kinda hard to take the goofy slapstick sound effects.
     
  2. Griffmeister

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    Watched two good (I thought) movies this weekend.
    First one was The Foreigner, I tell you Jackie Chan still has what it takes. He plays Quan, an older single father who owns a restaurant and has an only daughter still in school. His life is turned upside down when his daughter is killed in a bombing perpetrated by some “new” IRA faction. As he goes to the police to try and find out who’s responsible, we view him as a helpless grieving father. When they won’t help, he then goes to the Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland, a former IRA leader now turned politician. While claiming ignorance, we soon find this not to be entirely true as Quan suspects. We also find that Quan is not quite helpless. Jackie Chan can still show his stuff in a darker and more serious film.

    The other one I saw was the live action Fullmetal Alchemist movie. Having only watched a few episodes of the original anime in random order I knew some of the characters and a little bit of the storyline but had no expectations. Maybe because of this I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I had a little trouble at first trying to understand the Gate of Truth since it was initially presented in a dream sequence. Finally figured out it was a kind of flashback in Ed’s dreams. The only real detraction was Gluttony’s transformation into an eating machine, oh that was too comical. Other than that I have to say that Colonel Mustang rules.
     
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    Its out already? Is it a theater release or streaming?
     
  4. Kuze

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    If you're talking about the Fullmetal Alchemist live action film, it's on Netflix. No theatrical release announced as of yet.
     
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    Yeah, it’s on Netflix. Every now and then that eight bucks a month pays off. If you have it, the anime movie Blame isn’t too bad either.
     
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    Ahh i see. Thanks. Got to add that to my watch list.
     
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    I've watched a few films lately and they're all fairly different:

    A while back I watched a satirical dark comedy/horror film called The Midnight After from Hong Kong. I read the Netflix synopsis and I thought it sounded like it'd be right up my alley. I love weird horror where the mystery and weirdness are what compel you to watch until the end. Netflix listed it as foreign horror, which it really wasn't, There really isn't much in the film that exists to scare you to speak of in the film, just a bit of gore every now and then. There are some admittedly very cool, out of nowhere shots, but nothing that will force you to get some new Levi's.

    I liked this movie a lot, but I like to specify that it has no ending and it may never get one. It was based on a web-novel that hasn't received any kind of translation so it's going to be pretty difficult to convince anyone to watch it knowing that the story may never be completely available to them. They haven't ruled out the idea of a sequel, but we're four years out and there's been no movement on that front. Still, I loved watching it. It's proper weird and proper fun, right in line with Sion Sono's Tag, another Asian horror filmed that I adored not long ago.


    I managed to catch Black Panther a few days ago and boy was the theater packed. I really liked it. This is, I think, the first movie that I've seen Michael B. Jordan in and I quite liked him here. Similarly, I've only seen Danai Gurira in The Walking Dead, but I really thought she was just fantastic in this. Martin Freeman's character was a smart inclusion as an outsider looking in, and that dude can do no wrong by me. It has a much more distinct feel than most superhero outings, and that's cool. Worth a watch for sure.

    The finale very much reminded me of The Phantom Menace. It had the cuts between the aerial combat, the large-scale ground war, and the big duel over precarious terrain. It even had a pause in the combat due to an element of the environment.


    I have no idea where they go from here for a sequel though. As Panther villains go, the most prominent that I know of are Great Ape, whose villain days seem to already be over in the film universe, Killmonger who is dead, and Klaw, who is also dead. The killing of Klaw just seemed like a bad idea. Andy Serkis really gave a great performance and the MCU finally had another great, recurring villain with a ton of personality, and poof, he's done in his first big outing. We'll see where Infinity War leaves us, but as is, I'm not sure where they go from here.

    Sidenote, during the post-credits scene with the press conference, I was really hoping that T'Challa would activate the suit. I feel like that would've been super cool.

    Finally, I finally got around to watching Atlantis: The Lost Empire this morning. I've been wanting to watch this for a very long time, but I never felt like getting to it. Now that I have, I don't have a great deal to say about it. I enjoyed it, but it was nothing groundbreaking - which was part of what I wanted. I literally wanted more exploration. Those elements sometimes incredible rushed. Thatch reads about a guardian creature in the journal and two seconds later they've encountered it. I get that the run-time is limited, but it did bother me somewhat, but all the same, I liked the film.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the performances from the voice cast and I liked that it played out in the way that I expected. Sometimes predictability isn't necessarily a bad thing, and this being a Disney movie, it felt fairly appropriate. This one comes recommended with the caveat that it isn't anything groundbreaking. It's fun and it's got some heart, but it sometimes feels rushed in a way that really hurts the film.
     
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    The last couple of Movies I watched were........

    The Raid and The Raid 2:

    Best kung fu flicks I have seen in the last couple of years. If you like action, brutality, and bloody scenes then these are the movies for you. If I could actually describe it, it would be like seeing real life martial artists who hate each other having an actual martial arts street fight without any bullshit rules or regulations. Its that good.

    IP Man 3:

    Story and some of the fights were pretty meh compared to the first 2 movies, and the fact that Mike Tyson is in the movie kinda gave it some negatives, but there is one pretty epic ass fight that makes it worth watching. Id recommend giving it a look.
     
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    Id like to know your thoughts on my take on ip man:

    The defender wins. I mean whomever attacks loses. It seems like that happens in every fight in the three ip man movies (i have all 3 on bluray). Dont get me wrong i thought they were well done and worth watching. I just felt like it was a little much that the instigator lost most times if not all the time. A little unrealistic to me.
     
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    Sicario (2015)

    An absorbing film about the journey of an idealistic FBI agent afforded a glimpse into the heart of the US war on the Mexican drug cartels, it has a neat touch of Alice in Wonderland (or perhaps Dante's Inferno) about it as the main character descends deeper and deeper into the moral quagmire. My only complaint would be that the electrifying first hour led me to expect something different to the murky drama it finally becomes.
     
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    I have to disagree. The first half has murky, muddy, greyish who am I supposed to be rooting for here exactly sitcho going on. You honestly don't know who the good or bad guys are. Throw in real politico shit like America's war on drugs and the whole Mehico (sp) cartels what is all that about shenanigans going on and shit is tight. The second half is Benicio del toro character going all Death Wish slash fuck it, lets kill everyone I can see, lol including kids and women amirite u gais am I rite? The only thing that saves this from being a complete 'why are we doing this again and who exactly is paying for this shit' (the movie, not Americas war on drugs......) is the absolutely eyegasmic cinematography.

    That said, really wanna know how that second movie is gonna turn out.
     
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    I just finished Thor: Ragnarok & Justice League both were okayish.
     
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    I just got thor ragnoraok on bluray last thursday and watched it saturday. I saw it in theater but got to pay more attention this time.

    My problem is its too zany. Its good to have thor looser but this is over the top. Im not hating it its just not my style. Im still glad i have it though :)
     
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    Just went and saw The Shape of Water...

    Is it the best movie of 2017? I honestly don't know because we here in the Netherlands are fucked releasedate wise meaning the vast majority of 2017 movies have yet to come out this side of the atlantic. Is it Guillermo del Toro's best film? No...as far as I'm concerned The Devil's Backbone and especially Pan's Labyrinth (my choice for best movie of the last two decades) stand head and shoulders above this one. But...it is an incredibly beautiful, surprisingly intimate film that's exceedingly well written, gorgeously shot and punctuated by a powerhouse soundtrack.

    Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon are both excellent in their roles as the chief protagonist and antagonist respectively. Sally Hawkins fully embraces the vulnerability of her character in the same way the movie embraces it's own vulnerability (a rare feat in Hollywood) while Michael Shannon does a phenomenal job of chewing the scenery in every scene he's in bringing a sense of gravitas and personality to his role that makes him what would otherwise be a generic evil government official into a truly menacing villain that's at times even somewhat likable.

    The script if filled with punchy dialogue and does an excellent job of providing a subtle but very effective commentary on the unattainability of the American Dream and the hipocrisy of the 50s addressing themes such as social inequality, racism and homophobia in a way that makes the film far more relevant than we'd like to think. The Shape of Water is certainly not a comfortable film and as mentioned it's a film that dares to be vulnerable and fragile. Yet much like its lead this is also it's greatest strength. At its core The Shape of Water is a very unconventional love story but the way that it delivers this story makes it feel relatable, honest and very, sometimes unbearably, intimate.

    While I hesitate to call The Shape of Water the most beautiful film of 2017 it certainly is the most beautiful looking film of 2017. From the set design to the lighting to the cinematography, the film exudes a sense of magical realism which coupled with its 50s setting makes even the most mundane things seem incredibly eye catching.

    Backing this up is a phenomenal score by French composer Alexandre Desplat that brilliantly conveys that sens eof magical realism through a series of musical tracks that bring forth memories of the early works of Jean Piere-Jeunet as well as a main theme that is pure magic in its own right.

    The Shape of Water is an incredibly beautiful film, both in its visuals and the story it tells. It's filled with highly clever dialogue and has a sombre undercurrent of biting social criticism yet it's also magical in the way it finds beauty in all this ugliness. Brilliantly written, gorgeously shot and with an amazing soundtrack, the Shape of Water is a film I absolutely recommend anoyone to go and see!

    8.5/10

     
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    Coco, pixar movies are bae <3 also the greatest showman! Will be seeing black panther soon

    Anyone seen Early Man? How is it??
     
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    You Were Never Really Here

    Lynne Ramsay's latest film, the story of a violent, hobo-like unlicensed detective who specialises in retriving kidnap victims, suggests something like Death Wish or Drive in descriptions, but plays mainly as a brief, intense character study of a severely broken person trying to employ his skills for the good of others. It's a brutal, grimey film, but it's also strangely elegant and boasts a mesmerising turn from Joaquin Phoenix in the central role. See it if you can.
     
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    Slapstick, wordplay and all your typical Wallace and Gromet style humor. I loved it.
     
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    Loved it. Netflix if u have Netflix. Basically Predator (with chicks and brains) meets Event Horizon. The structure can be a bit jarring but it sets up things quickly and conveys the fact time moves differently in the shimmer whilst getting to the cool bits without dragging its ass.

    Finally, it as the best Lighthouse scen since Battle Royale.

    6.5/8
     
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    Chopping Mall (1986)

    Following an after hours sexy party in the furniture store, a group of young employees are hunted by their shopping centre's berserk robotic security guards in a minor cult classic of '80s kitsch. There's some clumsy dialogue to deal with, but it's a spirited and decently acted horror romp with some very nice practical effects work in spite of a low budget. While it can't hold a candle to the likes of Evil Dead 2, it's definitely good company - the jokey tone and camp villains could lead you to believe you were watching a particularly vivid episode of Scooby Doo, were it not for a few surprisingly gruesome death scenes.
     
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    Wind River : Cause....... Hawkeye had to do something since he sort of retired from the Avengers.

     

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