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Offline BobM

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Latest Movies You've seen (and recommend)
« on: October 14, 2009, 01:04:14 PM »
Not shure where to post this, but since this is a video forum I though it best to be here.

I rented 2 new DVD movies this past weekend. WHY DID I WASTE MY MONEY!!!

"Rage" and "Year One"

Rage had a lot of good people in it, but the first person interview format throughout the movie, although unique, was just too damn boring to keep my interest. I actually watched it for an hour before it got tossed.

Year One is Jack Black's latest stone age film. Now I haven't actually seen it myself because my kids told me not to waste my time. They said there were exactly 2 chuckles in the whole thing, and they will laugh at most anything.

So I need to know what new rental movies I should check out this weekend so my family doesn't kick me out into the cold after this poor showing.

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Re: Latest Movies You've seen (and recommend)
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 03:08:16 PM »
I've seen all of these in the past few months:
"My Dinner with Andre" was a very interesting movie to me.  Not for everyone, though... low budget..
"Welcome to the Dollhouse" a little dark but very neat...
"Happiness"  just awesome.
"The Life Aquatic" I've seen this too many times now.. but you need to see it twice to appreciate.. same is true for most Wes Anderson movies.
"The Squid and the Whale"  Very different and interesting.
"Mulholland Drive"  I'm not sure what to say here.. It was basically like living in someone else's dream.
"Religulous"  Bill Maher.. being fairly unbiased in my opinion... awesome flick.
"Idiocracy" hilarious and accurately prophetic.
"To Live and Die in LA" cheezy but good
"The Good the Bad and The Ugly"  Really good everything... acting, cinematography, etc.

Most of these are 'not for everyone'... I like Terminator, True Lies, Die Hard, Bond flicks, and other 'normal' movies too. ;)  But I've got a friend with a big video catalog that's been helping me open my eyes to really good movie making.

Also, I've been watching "Dexter" the Showtime TV series with my wife on DVD.. that's been fun to watch.. I got a little tired of it at times but the season finale of last season was really good.

So the HT room has been getting some use.. ;)

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Re: Latest Movies You've seen (and recommend)
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 05:13:44 PM »
Movies I've seen in the last year or so that I've enjoyed and would recommend (YMMV):

State of Play

The Soloist

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Slumdog Millionaire

Copying Beethoven

Terminator: Sarah Connor: Season 2

Once

Cadillac Records

The Kite Runner

Reign Over Me

After the Wedding

W.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Road Home

God Grew Tired of Us

Music Within

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

How About You

The Lucky Ones

I've Loved You So Long

Across the Universe

The Beautiful Country

The World's Fastest Indian

The Tic Code

Two of Us

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Re: Latest Movies You've seen (and recommend)
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 08:15:00 PM »
It's not a movie but it's dam good none the less. Sons Of Anarchy on FX is a great show. Tivo a few of them and spend two hours watching a few episodes one after another and it will be just like a movie!

As for normal movies. In the last few months I have seen:

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Hated it. They started on the right path for the first 15 minutes and after that it just got stupid. Makes my worst list for 2009.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Any movie with Megan Fox is good enough for me! :drool:

Star Trek 2009: Awesome movie! I have seen it twice and will be buying it on Blu-Ray.

District 9: I was expecting so much but it wasn't there for me. Not a bad movie but I didn't think it was a great movie.

The Dark Knight - Great movie!

I have seen others but that's all I can think of at the moment.

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 10:20:30 PM »
The Battle of Algiers. A classic, and also current news given the pending decision on counter insurgency.

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 12:12:41 PM »
Just saw "Whiplash" on a Jet Blue flight this weekend. It stars JK Simmons (that guy on the Founders Insurance commercials) and has a very musical theme to it. Well worth watching for us music lovers.

"Whiplash" follows Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.
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Re: Latest Movies You've seen (and recommend)
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 01:13:05 PM »
Whiplash was a great movie. Really enjoyed the twist.
I saw The Imitation Game.. some excellent acting by Benedict Cumberbun!!!

Tried to watch Birman but I couldn't get through it.

I hearted Guardians of the Galaxy... plus I loved the Lego movie..
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 02:19:25 PM »
I also enjoyed The Imitation Game and have to say Benedict Cumberbach acting is as good as Bradley Cooper in American Sniper.

Turned off Birdman after a few minutes.
Whiplash was a great movie. Really enjoyed the twist.
I saw The Imitation Game.. some excellent acting by Benedict Cumberbun!!!

Tried to watch Birman but I couldn't get through it.

I hearted Guardians of the Galaxy... plus I loved the Lego movie..
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 02:31:47 PM »
I saw Birdman and found it pretty fascinating (if not depressing).  But the soundtrack - particularly the drum track - is really quite amazing.

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2015, 09:08:34 AM »
Though I didn't make it thru all of Birman, I thought the jazz soundtrack was good too.
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2015, 11:12:43 AM »
Quartet: great cast, nice story about aging musicians.
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Re: Latest Movies You've seen (and recommend)
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2015, 02:48:33 PM »
Also, I've been watching "Dexter" the Showtime TV series with my wife on DVD.. that's been fun to watch.. I got a little tired of it at times but the season finale of last season was really good.

I would go through marathon binge watching of Dexter and Sopranos... would find myself very tense afterwards... almost aggressive at times.

Other TV Shoes worth watching (I know... it was asked about movies... one sec)
- Homeland
- Breaking Bad
- Game of Thrones
- Weeds
- Good Wife

As for recent movies...
- 42 - Watched in wrapt attention
- Foxcatcher - good acting, really slow movie for me though.
- Boyhood - very unique concept
- Imitation Game - great movie
- Fury - Didn't do much for me
- Grand Budapest Hotel - If you're a Wes Anderson Fan
- Guardians of the Galaxy - Star Wars meets Marvel Comics... very entertaining.

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Re: Latest Movies You've seen (and recommend)
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2015, 01:59:21 PM »
  Should we make this a sticky ??/

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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2015, 05:43:49 AM »
The Judge - damn decent movie that should be equally enjoyable for the wife and you.
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Re: Latest Movies You've seen (and recommend)
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2015, 08:30:35 AM »
  Anyone see Diversion ? WE loved it. Action, great theme, just well done.


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