Best and Worst : What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (closed)

What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (closed)

Welcome back to another week of the BEST & WORST edition of 'what movies did you see last week?' thread. For those who haven't been part of it before, basically your hosts (us) posts our weekly movies and you can comment on those and list your movie for the same time frame. We will get back to you on yours and you can talk to other users here about their films. It's a great place to talk about film.

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FIRST TIME MOVIE VIEWING

Hacksaw Ridge (2016, Mel Gibson)

Mel Gibson's long awaited return to the directors chair brings us the true story of a WWII medic (Andrew Garfield) who refused to carry a weapon into battle. The first half hour of pre-war build up is some pretty saccharin stuff that you might find in a Nicholas Sparks adaptation and is pretty cringy to get through. The film picks up a little in boot camp then goes into high gear once the battle begins. The battle scenes are quite grizzly at times but there are some less busy moments that serve for some excellent tension. For the scope of the war scenes the film is pretty modestly budgeted and it shows at times and it certainly can't compete with better looking WWII films such as The Thin Red Line or Saving Private Ryan for sheer wonderment but it's a good enough effort. Garfield is good in the lead but I wish he was getting more awards attention for his other release last year, Martins Scorsese's Silence.
5.5-6/10

REPEAT MOVIE VIEWING

To Die For (1995, Gus Van Sant)</B>
This dark comedic tale follows a driven woman (Nicole Kidman) who is married to a common guy (Matt Dillon) and has an affair with murderous intentions with a student (Joaquin Phoenix). Kidman gives her best performance here and the film is pretty engaging throughout.
<b>6.5/10

American Werewolf in Paris (1997, Anthony Waller)</B>
This belated sequel always had bad cgi werewolves even for its day, not only the execution but the poor design also. But the rest of the film is terrible throughout in all ways. Kind of fun to watch in a group and tare apart but a solo viewing would be painful.
<b>2/10

FIRST TIME DOCUMENTARY VIEWING

Gimme Danger (2016, Jim Jarmusch)

This is a look at the legendary proto-punk band The Stooges who are also the greatest rock n roll band to ever live.
The documentary is really well done with great old footage and the new interviews are great.
Highly Recommended

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015, Kent Jones)

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work. It's a good enough watch but I think they could have done even more with the presentation.
Recommended

WEEKLY MOVIE AWARDS


BEST FILM: To Die For
BEST ACTOR: Matt Dillon - To Die For
BEST ACTRESS: Nicole Kidman - To Die For
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Joaquin Phoenix - To Die For
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alison Folland - To Die For
BEST SCRIPT: Buck Henry - To Die For
BEST DIRECTOR: Gus Van Sant - To Die For


2016 UPDATED


1. Nocturnal Animals
2. The Nice Guys
3. Green Room
4. The Witch
5. Deadpool
6. Captain America: Civil War
7. Julieta
8. Rogue One
9. At the End of the Tunnel
10. Midnight Special


11. La La Land
12. Zootopia
13. Finding Dory
14. Eye in the Sky
15. Moonlight
16. The Handmaiden
17. David Brent: Life on the Road
18. Cafe Society
19. X-Men Apocalypse
20. Star Trek Beyond

21. Manchester by the sea
22. Snowden
23. Jackie
24. Fences
25. Silence
26. American Pastoral
27. Hidden Figures
28. The Eyes of My Mother
29. Train to Busan
30. Jason Bourne

31. The Accountant
32. Doctor Strange
33. Loving
34. Arrival
35. Operation Avalanche
36. I Am Not a Serial Killer
37. Too Late
38. Hell or High Water
39. Sully
40. The Neon Demon

41. Under the Shadow
42. Hacksaw Ridge
43. Suicide Squad
44. 10 Cloverfield Lane
45. The Jungle Book
46. Poster: Never Stop Never Stopping
47. The Invitation
48. Paterson
49. The Shallows
50. The Edge of Seventeen

51. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
52. Warcraft
53. Don’t Breathe
54 The Good Neighbour
55. Tallulah
56. Keanu
57 The Autopsy of Jane Doe
58. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
59. Elle
60. Special Correspondents

61. Lights Out
62 Central Intelligence
63. Blood Father
64. The Hunt for the Wilderpeople
65. Wiener-dog
66. Zoolander 2
67. Yoga Hosers
68. Ghostbusters
69. Hush
70. Knight of Cups

71. Cell

2016 DOCUMENTARY VIEWING

1. Gimme Danger
2. Audrie & Daisy
3. Amanda Knox
4. Into the Inferno





10/10 - Perfection (or as close to it as possible)
09/10 - An Excellent film
08/10 - A VERY Good film
07/10 - A Good film
06/10 - A Solid film
05/10 - An Average film
04/10 - Below Average film
03/10 - A mostly bad film
02/10 - A mostly terrible film
01/10 - Awful through and through
00/10 - Not only awful but offensive too

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Sad week for imdb.

YOURS

Hacksaw Ridge - 7.5/10 too bad you didn't like it more
To Die For - 5.5/10
An American Werewolf in Paris - been ages but it's probably 3/10. I had the pleasure of seeing this at the cinema LOL.

MINE

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016 Richard Linklater) - 4/10
The Founder (2016 John Lee Hancock) - 7/10
Moulin Rouge! (2001 Baz Luhrmann) - 3/10
Imperium (2016 Daniel Ragussis) - 7/10
Mighty Aphrodite (1995 Woody Allen) - 6.5/10
Annie Hall (1977 Woody Allen) - 7.5/10
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952 Cecil B. DeMille) - 7/10
Firestarter (1984 Mark L. Lester) - 7/10
Zoolander 2 (2016 Ben Stiller) - 3/10
Legend (1985 Ridley Scott) - 6/10
Mask (1985 Peter Bogdanovich) - 7/10
Taking Off (1971 Milos Forman) - 5/10
Ransom (1996 Ron Howard) - 7.5/10
Paterson (2016 Jim Jarmusch) - 7.5/10
My Favorite Year (1982 Richard Benjamin) - 6/10
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016 Ang Lee) - 5/10
The Edge of Seventeen (2016 Kelly Fremon Craig) - 7/10
I.T. (2016 John Moore) - 5/10



Film Awards

BEST PICTURE - Paterson
BEST ACTOR - Eric Stoltz (Mask)
BEST ACTRESS - Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Peter O'Toole (My Favorite Year)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)
BEST DIRECTOR - Jim Jarmusch (Paterson)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Legend
BEST SCORE - Ransom





7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Moulin Rouge! (2001 Baz Luhrmann) - could not finish
Mighty Aphrodite (1995 Woody Allen) - 7/10
Annie Hall (1977 Woody Allen) - 7.5/10
Firestarter (1984 Mark L. Lester) - 5.5/10
Zoolander 2 (2016 Ben Stiller) - 3/10
Legend (1985 Ridley Scott) - 6.5/10
Mask (1985 Peter Bogdanovich) - 6.5/10
Ransom (1996 Ron Howard) - 6.5/10
Paterson (2016 Jim Jarmusch) - 6/10
The Edge of Seventeen (2016 Kelly Fremon Craig) - 5.5/10 a real let down

I saw paris in the theatres too, this was the first time since.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)


Moulin Rouge! (2001 Baz Luhrmann) - could not finish


I don't blame you one bit.

Too bad you didn't like The Edge of Seventeen. I think it is a much more human and honest movie than Manchester By the Sea.



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I thought the drama worked pretty good but found the humour falling incredibly flat

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I found the humor very charming and it worked very well for me. Woody was awesome in it imo.



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Yeah he was awesome.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

A sad week indeed.

Moulin rouge!: yeah, not a fan either. 5/10
Legend: I saw it for the first time last year and thought it was good but not great. 7/10
Random: I need to rewatch this one but I remember it was good. 7/10

Dark, you and me all watched something from Jarmush this week.

Jingle all the way (1996 DVD): I remember that I found this movie awesome when I was 11 years old and 20 yrs later it was still good, funny and entertaining. It's over-the-top a lot but done in such a way that it never becomes too silly except maybe for the "flying" part, that last a minute so, who cares. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christmas, toys, bombs, parades, mean Santa's...What more can a boy want? 7.5/10

Third person (2013 Netflix):"Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York."
Directed by Paul Haggis, starring Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kuniz, James Franco, Adrian Brody.
I'd say that it's almost as good as Crash although it took me two viewings before really loving Crash and this one I digged the first time. I wouldn't say that there's a big twist at the end because the title and the trailer spoils it and even without that the hints in the beginning of the movie pretty much tells you what's actually happening. The guy says it right off the start, he's writing about a man who can only lives through his characters...Then we see deferent characters. Anyhow, the way they wrapped up the movie was very well done. The acting was good and there were so many elements in the story that I could relate to, it just made it better. (Especially the Adrian Brody
part) 7.5/10

Big hero 6 (2014 Netflix): A very well made Walt Disney/ marvel comic/superhero/robot/family/ animated movie. It's entertaining and even touching but the last 30 minutes was a bit weak what with the full on, non stop action. The animation was really stunning. 7/10

Only lovers left alive (2013 bluray): The cinematography was good, the settings were quite interesting, the music was great with some people upsychedelic guitar and some good rock. My only warning is, don't watch this movie if you're even slightly tired because there is not much happening in the first hour and it was a bit of a bore. We quickly get the point that they are very old and have a lot of knowledge and life experience and are hiding from a changing world but it becomes a bit redundant and it's not like, over their 4 centuries on earth, it's the first time it happens. The second half is better but overall I think the screenplay was the main weakness. I feel like the movie simply scratched the surface of a possibly deep subject. I had certain expectations for this Jarmush joint and unfortunately, I'm a bit disappointed. 6/10

Gnomeo and Juliet: For some reasons, I always stayed away from this movie, only to find out it's filled with ingenuity, it's funny, clever and the action is good. A lot of colorful characters, a simple but effective storyline, some good jokes, I enjoyed it throughout, or thoroughly, or both. Not sure. 7.5/10

Y tu mama tambien (2001 bluray): OK so the first few minutes of this was literally teen porn and Later on, there's a scene of the two boys jerking off at the pool, topped with a close-up off the sperm dropping in the pool. Not the kind of image I'm looking for but The goal was to provoke an they sure succeed. But if you stick with it, you're in for a little gem of a movie. Really. The main quality is that it feels so realistic and genuine. It's like the director just told the actors "OK, so do whatever you would do in that situation. Action!" It's the same thing for the background action. Everything that happens on the screen seems like it's just real people doing real things. When the movie is over you feel like you just traveled to Mexico, it's amazing. The editing and voice over were very original, liked it a lot. The narrator provides countless random off-screen details that you just end up craving for. Overall, it's very sexual but also passionate, it's a wonderful road trip drama that takes you an exotic voyage. Although I wished it last a little longer because I loved it so much, I'm sure any movie lover can tell that the ending was rushed. It's too sudden too abrupt . Still, I'm very glad to add this to my collection and will rewatch it many times I'm sure. 8.5/10

Excuse my English, I am French-Canadian

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Jingle All the Way - been too long

Third Person - don't remember much about it but I remember it being okay - 5.5/10

Big Hero 6 - 4/10 Yup, hated it

Gnomeo & Juliet - 4.5/10

Y tu mama tambien - 5.5/10 Didn't connect with me at all. Great cinematography though.



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I never thought I'd see the day that you give Nicole Kidman a win.

Yours:

Hacksaw Ridge - I agree the second half is better, but I liked the first half too. I think Garfield was just as good here as in Silence. 7.5/10

To Die For - I really enjoyed it. Kidman is terrific. 7.5/10

First Time Viewings:

Signs (2002, M. Night Shyamalan)
In this one a family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their field. The film is well shot, has a good score, and a strong turn from Mel Gibson in the lead role. Many people dislike the twist, but I already knew what it was and it didn't really bother me. Plus I enjoyed the journey up to that point.
7/10

I Never Sang for My Father (1970, Gilbert Cates)
This one is about a man who wanta to marry his girlfriend and move to California, but finds this difficult as he's always lived in the shadow of his aging father. The script is very good and I found the story surprisingly engrossing. Gene Hackman and Melvyn Douglas are fantastic in their roles and it's their performances along with the relationship between their two characters that turns this one into something special.
8/10

Night Moves (1975, Arthur Penn)
An L.A. private detective is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter, but he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. The story is kind of hard to follow at times and it meanders in parts, but it has a strong finale and is held together by the always great Gene Hackman.
7/10

The Edge of Seventeen (2016, Kelly Fremon Craig)
High School life gets even more unbearable for a teen girl when her best friend starts dating her older brother. Hailee Steinfeld is really good here and the supporting cast is solid too. The film has a nice balance of comedy and drama and overall I found this to be an enjoyable film.
7/10

The Village (2004, M. Night Shyamalan)
In this one, a series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated village. I found some of the dialogue to be pretty bad, the story wasn't all that interesting a lot of the time, and I wasn't a fan of William Hurt's performance. Things do pick up in the second half and the cinematography and score are both great throughout. I actually liked the twist, but overall I didn't care for the film.
6/10

Contact (1997, Robert Zemeckis)
After years of searching, a Dr. finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens. Jodie Foster is really good in the lead role and she gets solid support from the rest of the cast. The film has some striking visuals and a good score, as well as an interesting story.  I did feel that it dragged at times and was overlong, but overall I liked it.
7/10

What Lies Beneath (2000, Robert Zemeckis)
The wife of a university research scientist believes her lakside home is haunted by a ghost. Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford both deliver strong performances here and I found the film to have a good sense of atmosphere and many very unsettling scenes. The camerawork and score are both excellent and despite probably being longer than it needs to be, I was engaged throughout. The twist midway through really worked for me, as did everything that followed. It definitely won't work for everyone though.
7.5/10

Flight (2012, Robert Zemeckis)
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning plane, but an investigation into the crash reveals something troubling. Though I liked her performance, I felt like Kelly Reilly's storyline could have been cut, which would have also helped with the overlong running time. I still liked the film overall though, mostly due to Denzel Washington's performance.
7/10

Allied (2016, Robert Zemeckis)
During WWII a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French resistance fighter on a deadly missiom behind enemy lines. I'm usually a pretty big fan of Brad Pitt, but his performance here felt a bit lazy and his line deliveries were pretty flat a lot of the time. He wasn't bad though and Marion Cotillard was really good. I liked the way the story played out and it had some surprising moments along the way.
7/10

The BFG (2016, Steven Spielberg)
Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl this one is about an orphan girl who befriends a giant. The giants didn't look quite real to me, but for the most part the effects were solid. Mark Rylance is a lot of fun as the title character and the main girl was good too. Unfortunately I found myself becoming less and less interested as the film progressed.
6/10


Repeat Viewings:

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974, Martin Scorsese)
In this atypical Scorsese film, a recently widowed woman is on the road with her son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer. Ellen Burstyn is fantastic in the lead role and the supportung cast is good too, with a strong turn from Harvey Keitel in a small role. It's far from Scorsese's best work, but it's still quite good.
7.5/10

Scarecrow (1973, Jerry Schatzberg)
This film is about two drifters who team up on a cross country trip to start a business together. The film marked the only on screen pairing of Gene Hackman and Al Pacino and they're wonderful together. Hackman is especially great and Pacino gets to show off some of his comedic side. A film I think more people should see.
7.5/10

Groundhog Day (1993, Harold Ramis)
This classic is about a weatherman who inexplicably enters a time loop where he lives the same day over and over again. Bill Murray is perfrct for the lead role, the script is excellent, and the film is very entertaining throughout. It offers tons of laughs, but also some good heartfelt moments.
9/10

Arrival (2016, Denis Villeneuve)
Director Denis Villeneuve's latest effort held steady for me on rewatch. Still one of my favorites of last year.
8/10

The Witch (2016, Robert Eggers)
This Horror film is about a family in 1630's New England, that find themselves torn apart by the forces of witchcraft. The cinematograhpy and score are great and the cast all put in strong performances. It's a nice slow burn and I personally love the ending, which has people divided.
7.5/10

Tarzan (1999, Chris Buck and Kevin Lima)
This Disney film is based on the popluar story of Tarzan, a man who was raised by apes. The film was a childhood favorite of mine, but it's been a few years since I've seen it. I'm a little sad to say it didn't hold up quite as well as I had hoped. I still really like it though. The animation is strong, there are some fun characters, I like the story, and the Phil Collins soundtrack is awesome.
7.5/10


Movie Awards:

BEST FILM - Groundhog Day
BEST ACTOR - Gene Hackman (I Never Sang for My Father)
BEST ACTRESS - Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Melvyn Douglas (I Never Sang for My Father)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Bradford Young (Arrival)
BEST SCORE - Jóhann Jóhannsson (Arrival)
BEST SCRIPT - Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day)
BEST DIRECTOR - Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

re:kidman - neither did I :)

Yours
Signs (2002, M. Night Shyamalan) This one really suffered on rewatch for me 4.5/10

Night Moves (1975, Arthur Penn) some great scenes 6.5/10

The Edge of Seventeen (2016, Kelly Fremon Craig) the comedy doesnt work but the drama does 5.5/10

The Village (2004, M. Night Shyamalan) some great atmosphere 6/10

Contact (1997, Robert Zemeckis) I dont think this one quite works 5/10

What Lies Beneath (2000, Robert Zemeckis) alot of fun but went down a bit on rewatch, indeed notable for harrisons first villanous turn 6.5/10

Flight (2012, Robert Zemeckis) deprssing but well acted and interesting throughout 6.5/10

Groundhog Day (1993, Harold Ramis) timeless classic, very rewatchable 8/10

Arrival (2016, Denis Villeneuve) 6.5

The Witch (2016, Robert Eggers) 7.5 :)

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

What did you rate Signs before the re-watch?




7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

6.5-7

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I have never had a movie that I like fall more than .5 in rating.

I have seen Signs a handful of times and it did drop the last time I watched it but it dropped from a 7.5/10 to a 7/10.



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I had quite a few years between viewings, it used to be my 2nd fave from that director

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Any interest in any of mine you haven't seen? I think you should watch I Never Sang for My Father and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I dont know if ill get to them any time soon hombre :) but what about that kidman award :)

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

This week I'll probably start watching some of the bad Shyamalan films.

Here's my updated Zemeckis:

1. Back to the Future 9/10
2. Forrest Gump 9/10
3. Back to the Future Part II 8.5/10
4. Back to the Future Part III 8/10
5. Cast Away 7.5/10
6. What Lies Beneath 7.5/10
7. Romancing the Stone 7/10
8. Allied 7/10
9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 7/10
10. Flight 7/10
11. Contact 7/10
12. The Polar Express 6/10 (though that's just a guess because I haven't seen it since the theaters)

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Zemeckis is among my top 50 directors btw.

1. Forrest Gump - 9/10
2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - 8/10
3. Back to the Future - 8/10
4. Cast Away - 7.5/10
5. Allied - 7.5/10
6. Contact - 7/10
7. The Walk - 7/10
8. Used Cars - 7/10
9. The Polar Express - 6.5/10
10. Back to the Future: Part II - 6.5/10
11. Death Becomes Her - 6/10
12. Romancing the Stone - 6/10
13. Back to the Future: Part III - 6/10
14. What Lies Beneath - 5.5/10
15. Beowulf - 5/10
16. Flight - 5/10
17. A Christmas Carol - 5/10
18. I Wanna Hold Your Hand - 4.5/10

Death Becomes Her and What Lies Beneath need re-wathes though, especially the former.


7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I'm glad you at least like the first BTTF.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

It's a classic that had no need for sequels. Especially the very silly but somewhat enjoyable third film. I actually think the sequels taint the first film.




7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I agree there's no need for a sequel, but the sequels are a blast in my opinion.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Well, there is the difference.

I could see the second one bumping up to a 7.0/10 but not the third. I actually just re-watched the third like a year ago. I haven't seen Part II in a very long time.



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Why would you just watch Part III without watching the other two?

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Becasue that is the one that I remembered almost nothing about. Remember that I don't re-watch movies very often unless I have very little memory of them. I had no interest in watching the first two at the time.

I actually never really watch trilogys in order when I use to re-watch films becasue I'm usually only in the mood to watch one of them.





7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I'm one of those people that has to watch the whole series (at least the one's I like anyways) all together. I can't just watch Star Wars, I have to watch Empire and Jedi as well.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I got that impression from you and I think that is how most people do it. I understand it obviously I just don't feel the need or urge to do that.

I ain't most people .



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Do yourself a favor and just skip The Last Airbender and After Earth. They aren't even M. Night Shyamalan movies.

The Last Airbender is a total POS based on an anime cartoon and After Earth is a Jaden Smith vanity project...gross.



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

But I enjoy torturing myself.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Just warning you.

I dilsike The Happening quite a bit too but at least it feels like one of his films. The other 2 are complete and utter paycheck jobs.

The Lady in the Water is underrated imo. I actually rated it 7/10 when I first watched it but it dropped to a 6.9/10 on re-watch. It has a fun cast of characters, a good sense of mystery and great atmospehere.



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I've heard Lady in the Water is pretty bad. I guess I'll see.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I obviously disagree. It's silly but fun imo. It doesn't take itself very seriously and I think the amount of silly humor is what threw people.




7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)


I never thought I'd see the day that you give Nicole Kidman a win.


Her only competition was Julie Delpy in An American Werewolf in Paris though .



7/10=good()5/10=mediocre

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I know, but still.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

consider it a gift :)

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I'm just glad you actually liked her performance.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Signs: I saw it when it came out at the theater and I know I liked it but I don't even remember the twist. can you remind me what it was?

The Village: saw this only ones too and it was pretty good. Liked the concept. 7/10

Contact: same thing again, it's been too long to really remember it but I know it was good.

What Lies beneath: not really my type of movie but had some good acting. 6/10

Flight: did not meet my great expectations but was not bad. 6.5/10

Groundhog Day: Classic 8.5/10

Mine:
Jingle all the way (1996 DVD): I remember that I found this movie awesome when I was 11 years old and 20 yrs later it was still good, funny and entertaining. It's over-the-top a lot but done in such a way that it never becomes too silly except maybe for the "flying" part, that last a minute so, who cares. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christmas, toys, bombs, parades, mean Santa's...What more can a boy want? 7.5/10

Third person (2013 Netflix):"Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York."
Directed by Paul Haggis, starring Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kuniz, James Franco, Adrian Brody.
I'd say that it's almost as good as Crash although it took me two viewings before really loving Crash and this one I digged the first time. I wouldn't say that there's a big twist at the end because the title and the trailer spoils it and even without that the hints in the beginning of the movie pretty much tells you what's actually happening. The guy says it right off the start, he's writing about a man who can only lives through his characters...Then we see deferent characters. Anyhow, the way they wrapped up the movie was very well done. The acting was good and there were so many elements in the story that I could relate to, it just made it better. (Especially the Adrian Brody
part) 7.5/10

Big hero 6 (2014 Netflix): A very well made Walt Disney/ marvel comic/superhero/robot/family/ animated movie. It's entertaining and even touching but the last 30 minutes was a bit weak what with the full on, non stop action. The animation was really stunning. 7/10

Only lovers left alive (2013 bluray): The cinematography was good, the settings were quite interesting, the music was great with some people upsychedelic guitar and some good rock. My only warning is, don't watch this movie if you're even slightly tired because there is not much happening in the first hour and it was a bit of a bore. We quickly get the point that they are very old and have a lot of knowledge and life experience and are hiding from a changing world but it becomes a bit redundant and it's not like, over their 4 centuries on earth, it's the first time it happens. The second half is better but overall I think the screenplay was the main weakness. I feel like the movie simply scratched the surface of a possibly deep subject. I had certain expectations for this Jarmush joint and unfortunately, I'm a bit disappointed. 6/10

Gnomeo and Juliet: For some reasons, I always stayed away from this movie, only to find out it's filled with ingenuity, it's funny, clever and the action is good. A lot of colorful characters, a simple but effective storyline, some good jokes, I enjoyed it throughout, or thoroughly, or both. Not sure. 7.5/10

Y tu mama tambien (2001 bluray): OK so the first few minutes of this was literally teen porn and Later on, there's a scene of the two boys jerking off at the pool, topped with a close-up off the sperm dropping in the pool. Not the kind of image I'm looking for but The goal was to provoke an they sure succeed. But if you stick with it, you're in for a little gem of a movie. Really. The main quality is that it feels so realistic and genuine. It's like the director just told the actors "OK, so do whatever you would do in that situation. Action!" It's the same thing for the background action. Everything that happens on the screen seems like it's just real people doing real things. When the movie is over you feel like you just traveled to Mexico, it's amazing. The editing and voice over were very original, liked it a lot. The narrator provides countless random off-screen details that you just end up craving for. Overall, it's very sexual but also passionate, it's a wonderful road trip drama that takes you an exotic voyage. Although I wished it last a little longer because I loved it so much, I'm sure any movie lover can tell that the ending was rushed. It's too sudden too abrupt . Still, I'm very glad to add this to my collection and will rewatch it many times I'm sure. 8.5/10

Excuse my English, I am French-Canadian

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

The twist for Signs is that the aliens weakness is water.

I actually haven't seen any of yours this week, but I might get to Big Hero 6 soon, as I just started watching a bunch of Disney movies.

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

You never seen jingle all the way !? *gasp 😮

Excuse my English, I am French-Canadian

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Hey buddy, yeh not so good news i enjoy this thread each week.

Glad you liked Gimme Danger

For me this week first time views.

The Bourne Supremacy - Paul Greengrass - I enjoyed this more than identity which i hear is not so common, just found this more tense with a more edge of the seat tone. The editing helps which i didn't like much with Identity. - 7/10

The Bourne Ultimatum - Paul Greengrass - Again does what it says on the tin, to be honest im not a real lover of this franchise Supremacy is my favorite. I may chec out the latest one at some point. - 6.5/10

I got halfway through The Artist(2011) but i found it a somewhat tedious affair, there are plenty better silent films out there.


"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man" - Dr Johnson

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Hey!

yeah well if you read the purple writing on the OP, im gonna attempt to keep this going on another forum if there is enough interest,

Gimme Danger was awesome, will be guy ing the blu ray, I hope it has extra interviews.


YOURS


Bourne Supremecy - really good but My least of the original trilogy 7-7.5/10

Bourne Ultimatum - my favourite of the three :) 7.5/10

I have only seen The Artist once but I enjoyed it 7/10

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

I'm certainly interested in continuing the tradition on another forum if needs be.

Are the newer Bourne films worth it?

I just don't know about the artist, I have it on bluray bought for £1 - I may continue I was just so bored and I usually never give up on films!

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

If you didnt like the early Bourne films you wont like the later ones at all

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Haven't seen any of yours.

Mine:
Jingle all the way (1996 DVD): I remember that I found this movie awesome when I was 11 years old and 20 yrs later it was still good, funny and entertaining. It's over-the-top a lot but done in such a way that it never becomes too silly except maybe for the "flying" part, that last a minute so, who cares. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christmas, toys, bombs, parades, mean Santa's...What more can a boy want? 7.5/10

Third person (2013 Netflix):"Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York."
Directed by Paul Haggis, starring Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kuniz, James Franco, Adrian Brody.
I'd say that it's almost as good as Crash although it took me two viewings before really loving Crash and this one I digged the first time. I wouldn't say that there's a big twist at the end because the title and the trailer spoils it and even without that the hints in the beginning of the movie pretty much tells you what's actually happening. The guy says it right off the start, he's writing about a man who can only lives through his characters...Then we see deferent characters. Anyhow, the way they wrapped up the movie was very well done. The acting was good and there were so many elements in the story that I could relate to, it just made it better. (Especially the Adrian Brody
part) 7.5/10

Big hero 6 (2014 Netflix): A very well made Walt Disney/ marvel comic/superhero/robot/family/ animated movie. It's entertaining and even touching but the last 30 minutes was a bit weak what with the full on, non stop action. The animation was really stunning. 7/10

Only lovers left alive (2013 bluray): The cinematography was good, the settings were quite interesting, the music was great with some people upsychedelic guitar and some good rock. My only warning is, don't watch this movie if you're even slightly tired because there is not much happening in the first hour and it was a bit of a bore. We quickly get the point that they are very old and have a lot of knowledge and life experience and are hiding from a changing world but it becomes a bit redundant and it's not like, over their 4 centuries on earth, it's the first time it happens. The second half is better but overall I think the screenplay was the main weakness. I feel like the movie simply scratched the surface of a possibly deep subject. I had certain expectations for this Jarmush joint and unfortunately, I'm a bit disappointed. 6/10

Gnomeo and Juliet: For some reasons, I always stayed away from this movie, only to find out it's filled with ingenuity, it's funny, clever and the action is good. A lot of colorful characters, a simple but effective storyline, some good jokes, I enjoyed it throughout, or thoroughly, or both. Not sure. 7.5/10

Y tu mama tambien (2001 bluray): OK so the first few minutes of this was literally teen porn and Later on, there's a scene of the two boys jerking off at the pool, topped with a close-up off the sperm dropping in the pool. Not the kind of image I'm looking for but The goal was to provoke an they sure succeed. But if you stick with it, you're in for a little gem of a movie. Really. The main quality is that it feels so realistic and genuine. It's like the director just told the actors "OK, so do whatever you would do in that situation. Action!" It's the same thing for the background action. Everything that happens on the screen seems like it's just real people doing real things. When the movie is over you feel like you just traveled to Mexico, it's amazing. The editing and voice over were very original, liked it a lot. The narrator provides countless random off-screen details that you just end up craving for. Overall, it's very sexual but also passionate, it's a wonderful road trip drama that takes you an exotic voyage. Although I wished it last a little longer because I loved it so much, I'm sure any movie lover can tell that the ending was rushed. It's too sudden too abrupt . Still, I'm very glad to add this to my collection and will rewatch it many times I'm sure. 8.5/10

Excuse my English, I am French-Canadian

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

hello darkside,

Kontroll (2003) - 7
Armored (2009) - 7

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

hey :)
Armored (2009) - 6

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Thanks for doing this thing & best wishes...

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Hi Darkside

I'll check out that alternative forum, I haven't heard of that one before. The IMDb2 site should atleast change it's name, it's only a matter of time before Amazon get that one closed. I think I'll use TrashEpic's forum a bit.

I still think it's an incredible stupid move of IMDb and I'm gonna miss the movies individual boards the most, I nearly always read them after I've seen a movie.


Yours:

To Die For: I haven't seen it in forever, but 6-7/10.

American Werewolf in Paris: I'm not sure if I ever saw the whole thing, when I came out, but I actually really want to see it/rewatch it.


Mine:

Towelhead (aka Nothing is Private)(2007): 8/10 (seen it before)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787523/reference

Snow Angels (2007): 7,5/10 (seen it before)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453548/reference

Spotlight (2015): 7/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895587/reference

The Big Short (2015): 7/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/reference

Ghosts of Mars (2001): 7/10 (seen it before)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0228333/reference
I know it’s a bad movie, but It’s a bad movie that I really enjoy.

It Had to Be You (2016): 6/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4414438/reference

The Late Bloomer (2016): 6/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588878/reference

Les Combattants (aka Love at First Fight)(2014): 6/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3204144/reference

Uncle Nick (2015): 6/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3163336/reference

Joshy (2016): 6/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4661798/reference

All About Eve (1950): 5/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042192/reference

You’re Ugly Too (2015): 5/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3678656/reference

Eloise (2017): 5/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3692652/reference

Ali G Indahouse (2002). 4/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284837/reference

Knight of Cups (2015): 3/10
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2101383/reference


10/10 - One of my absolute favorite movies (0,2%)
9/10 - Great movie and a personal favorite (0,8%)
8/10 – Very good movie (6,1%)
7/10 - Good movie (20,6%)
6/10 - Pretty good movie, I liked it (31,6%)
5/10 - Average movie (17,1%)
4/10 - Below average movie (12,1%)
3/10 - Bad movie (7%)
2/10 - Very bad movie (3,2%)
1/10 - Extremely bad movie, pure s**t (1,3%)

Re: What Movies Did You Watch Last Week? (30/01-05/02)

Hey trigs,

Yeah I too look at the individual movie forums after viewing a film.



YOURS

Spotlight (2015): 7/10

The Big Short (2015): 7/10

Ghosts of Mars (2001): could not finish it but it was on its way to a 1/10

All About Eve (1950): 7/10

Ali G Indahouse (2002). 4/10

Knight of Cups (2015): 2/10

Hi, Dark

I'm definitely joining in the new sites.

I'm watching Hacksaw Ridge this week I think.

Yours:

To Die For 8.5/10

Saw it quite some time ago, I remember loving it.

American Werewolf in Paris 4.5/10

Yeah, saw it a while ago as well, I don't remember much, but I didn't like it. And I remember the special effects being bad.


Mine:

Arrival 8/10

Caught up with it. I liked it, I was expecting it to be a bit better, I fond it a bit hard to get into it in the first half, really liked the second one, and the twist was great.

She's Gotta Have it 7.5/10

It's a Spike Lee movie, about a girl in Harlem, trying to handle three different lovers. It's fun, IMO, it gets kind of dark in the end. The lead actress was cool.

Q % A 8/10

It's a Sidney Lumet movie, with Nick Nolte and Timothy Hutton. It's about a young assistant DA in NY, sent by his boss to basically cover up a murder committed by a croooked, racist cop. It's a good movie, I liked it, it should be more known, IMO. The ending is great, and I thought the cast was really fantastic. Especially Armand Assante.



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