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The Last Movie You Saw?

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Do you just pick a film at random? Or is there a system?

Random. I choose whatever is on at the time or a film that I recorded on DVR.

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Random. I choose whatever is on at the time or a film that I recorded on DVR.

I guess you're a film buff then. You could start a topic like 'recommend me a film' or 'what are your favourite three films'.

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I was wondering about that. Is it scary as hell?

Not saying. It just freaked me out. If you just kept saying, "What would i do in their situation?" You almost never do good.

Definitely go see this! (Apollo 18)

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Today (or I suppose technically yesterday in my time) I watched Singin' in the Rain (1952) in my Intro to Cinema class. It is deemed the greatest musical ever by the American Film Institute. I loved it. Not typically what I watch, but I loved it for what it was. I recommend it to anyone who'd like to broaden their horizons and try something new.

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They had a Star Wars marathon during the weekend on Spike like they usually do. Ended up watching all 6 and the new trilogy was just as bad as always. The Old Trilogy, however, was still just as good.

Phantom Menace - 5/10

Attack of the Clones - 5/10

Revenge of the Sith - 7/10

A New Hope - 8/10

Empire Strikes Back - 8/10

Return of the Jedi - 7/10

Goodfellas - 10/10

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Saw Your Highness, it was pretty good, but not the laugh riot I heard it was. 8/10

And that Live Action Tekken movie, it was not as bad as some other video game movies and Uwe Boll had NOTHING to do with it so that's a +, but still overall goofy and ridiculous with plenty of cheese to go around, take this one with a grain of salt. 7.5/10

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Another Tuesday, another movie from my Intro to Cinema class. Duck Soup (1933) this time, ranks as AFI's fifth funniest movie of all time. It was definitely hilarious, and so ridiculous. Being so old, I expected it to not be very funny, but it was a pleasant surprise to find that it was. It was so funny that I actually didn't realize that it was black and white until just now, thinking about it, haha. Definitely go check it out if you're looking for a good laugh.

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Goodfellas 9/10

"Ya stuttering prick ya! Frankie was he shakin'?"

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Brother's Keeper - 1992

This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert was a member of a family of four elderly brothers, working as semi-literate farmers and living together in isolation from the rest of society until William's death.

A police investigation and Medical Examiner's autopsy suggested that Bill may not have died from natural causes and Delbert was arrested on charges of Second-Degree Murder. Under questioning by police, Delbert appears to have waived his rights and signed a confession, but this film suggests that he may not have been competent to do so.

The film explores possible motives for the crime, from 'mercy-killing' (Bill was ill at the time) to progressively more bizarre hypotheses. It also shows how residents of the rural community of Munnsville, NY rallied to the support of one of their own residents (previously considered a social outcast), against what they felt were intrusive 'big-city' police and District Attorney tactics.

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We just watched this documentary last night, and all I can say is that is exceptionally engrossing, compelling and just......well.....wow.

Not only was it astounding to see that there are those who are still this uneducated and illiterate, it was equally disturbing to see how the police and District Attorney were so completely obtuse to how idiotic their "interrogation" of the accused and his brothers were given their obvious illiteracy. Now keep in mind, the brothers could not read, write and were so illiterate, they could not even tell time, and that level of illiteracy is very evident just hearing them speak and seeing how they lived. Although they were farmers, they lived very much how farmers did 2 centuries ago, and about as educated.

When the accused brother asked if he wanted to "Wave his rights" before questioning, he replied "Yes", and the interrogation continued. When asked if he knew what that meant, he said "I have no idea, they told me that if I answered the way they said I should, I could go home."

Interesting documentary that can be found on NETFLIX and DVD.

7/10

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Jackass 3.5

It was funny, but strangely, despite all the stunts, the funniest part was Bam's slowing breaking chair.

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Carriers - 2009

Carriers is a post apocalyptic movie that follows many of the same preconceptions of an infection movie but is set with an interesting time frame in mind. Most post apocalyptic movies take place at the start through the end of an outbreak if it involves an infection or well after an outbreak occurs. In Carriers we get to see between the end of an outbreak that has decimated the human population and the eventual rebuilding process as we follow two brothers and two women trying to survive while avoid being infected. They follow a few very basic rules of avoiding the general populace and covering up when they do need to come in contact with other survivors to attempt and avoid infection. Their goal? A nearly deserted beach that the brothers grew up staying at where they would be able to stay isolated and be self sufficient through fishing.

Visually the film was well shot and gives us a world portrayed as still nearly intact. There is still electricity and in the areas they travel through there has not been an overly destroyed infrastructure. While the majority of humanity is clearly dead, electricity, roads, shelter, etc are all still intact. Not enough time has gone by to show a completely destroyed and ransacked world by those who are able to survive. It truly had that dreary feel that is brought forth by the well done zombie films that are about a world where we are no longer the masters of our domain.

An ever ending sea of depression and hopelessness is covering the land and our characters are still able to hold onto a hope for survival. They have a plan and believe this plan will bring them to survival and safety that will allow them to move past the decimation of the human race.

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We just watched this the other night, and it was surprisingly good. The storyline was well scripted, the acting was very good, and the overall feel of the film drew you into the movie. You could almost feel the dread and hopelessness of the characters.

If you like "Doomsday" or Apocalyptic type movies, and are looking for one that is a little different and not full of cliches, you may just enjoy this movie. It must also be noted that, although there are a few scenes, overall the movie relies on great storytelling, acting and camera-work to tell the story rather than gore and buckets of blood.

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Looks like I missed my Tuesday cue. Anyhow, I watched Casablanca (1942). It holds more spots on AFI's various lists than any other film ever, but I gotta say, I didn't enjoy it that much. It's a romantic of sorts, and so many cliches stemmed from it, that watching it as a person from the modern age makes it seem like the epitome of cliches. Anyhow, it didn't really do much for me. I wasn't really interested in the love between Rick and Ilsa, and quite frankly I didn't care whether then ended up together or not. In the end the movie was more about love of country, aka patriotism. Being that this movie was a result of World War II, that's probably why I don't appreciate it as much. Unfortunately, I don't think I would recommend this film to anyone. To me, the main thing you'll get out of watching is it is being able to say that you've watched it.

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Hanna - 8/10

Very great movie with much to be desired at the end. Definite buy to add to your collection.

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The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

I watched this as it is said to be one of the greatest films ever made, but having watched it I don't really know what I think. It was refreshing watching a film with no dialogue. The soundtrack was fitting and enjoyable to listen to. I can see why the film would have been so ground breaking in it's day but most of the film was just okay I suppose, however I do know that the critics' views of the film are influencing my own view, as I tend to trust the critics with films and video games, so I don't trust myself when I say most of it was okay. </p>

But I said most of the film, as the fourth part, (the film is split into five parts), the 'Odessa Steps' truly is a great piece of cinema, it really makes you feel something.

You can watch the Odessa Steps sequence here, it doesn't really kick off until 0:45 so don't just stop after ten seconds or less.

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Picked up True Grit on bluray from Blockbuster (5$) I love this movie and as much as I liked King Speech I think this was the better film that year.

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The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

I watched this as it is said to be one of the greatest films ever made, but having watched it I don't really know what I think. It was refreshing watching a film with no dialogue. The soundtrack was fitting and enjoyable to listen to. I can see why the film would have been so ground breaking in it's day but most of the film was just okay I suppose, however I do know that the critics' views of the film are influencing my own view, as I tend to trust the critics with films and video games, so I don't trust myself when I say most of it was okay. </p>

But I said most of the film, as the fourth part, (the film is split into five parts), the 'Odessa Steps' truly is a great piece of cinema, it really makes you feel something.

You can watch the Odessa Steps sequence here, it doesn't really kick off until 0:45 so don't just stop after ten seconds or less.

That's a very good movie. Props to you!

I watched Tuck & Dale Vs Evil, What Happens in Vegas and Easy A (except for the last 20 mintues). Yes, we were bored.

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The Lincoln Lawyer - 7/10

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Decent film, somewhat predictable.

Battle: Los Angeles - 4/10

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Passable. Pretty generic aliens, ending felt incomplete.

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Wunderbar! :yay:

Fantastic Mr. Fox was a great movie that didn't have giant explosions every 5 minutes or women with clothes that couldn't keep a mouse warm, it was just a nice little family friendly film with dry humor galore. It was a nice change of pace 8.5/10

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Hanna - 8/10

Very great movie with much to be desired at the end. Definite buy to add to your collection.

I saw this film on the flight back from New York...so much better than I expected it to be.

Going to watch it again on a proper TV.

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Evil Brain from Outer Space (1965)

A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must rescue Earth from the menace of the evil brain while battling armies of monsters the brain sends against him.

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Watched this late last night, and being a fan of cheesy sci-fi, I found this quite amusing...but I also like Starman as well, so go figure.

Not a great or even good movie by any standards, but if you are willing to disengage your brain and go back to the days when you were a 10-year old kid watching Saturday afternoon movies, Evil Brain from Outer Space will, if nothing else, entertain you.

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Precious. Personally, I thought it sucked gargantuan elephant cock. Critics seem to disagree, however. Maybe I disliked it because I had a shitty torrent.

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The Canyon (2009)

Young newlyweds Nick and Lori decide to spend their honeymoon frolicking in the wild and wide expanse of the Grand Canyon, a longtime dream destination for the groom. But when a charismatic and mysterious guide arrives, their wedded bliss suddenly turns into a story of survival.

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Although the description of the movie makes it sound like a typical "Bad guy vs. Good Guys" movie, it is anything but; not even close. Note the word "survival", as what happens in this movie is exactly that.

Intense, gripping and well acted, The Canyon will have you glued to your seat in no time.

Now on NETFLIX

7/10

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