What was the last movie you saw?

Music and video: analog or digital
User avatar
Séamas
Posts: 6905
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:32 pm
Title: Honorary Consul General
Location: Where am I?

Post by Séamas »

DukeofNuke wrote: The heat wave was the excuse for everyone to have their windows and drapes open, which allowed Stewart to spy on them. Once that was established, it was no longer necessary.



Exactly.

I just thought that the heat would be used throughout as psychological and dramatic element. Especially with a director so famed for psychological and dramatic elements.


I'll say that I enjoyed it, but this is a movie that has a tremendously huge reputation--so I fully admit that I had high expectations (which I think were reasonably justified).
I am also fairly familiar with older movies and I take the production year into consideration.
And it is in that respect I thought it to be a little light. It was reasonably entertaining, but not much of a suspenseful thriller.
And Proteus brought the upright beast into the garden and chained him to a tree and the children did make sport of him.
User avatar
Warin
Posts: 7029
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:34 pm

Post by Warin »

Macskeeball wrote: Rocky I, II, III, and IV. III and IV were very good.


The bolded bit shows why no one should ever, ever, ever take movie advice from Skeeball.
I'm sorry Dave...
User avatar
Macskeeball
Posts: 2713
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:43 pm
Title: RES RADICAL
Location: Hazard, CA

Post by Macskeeball »

Warin wrote:
Macskeeball wrote: Rocky I, II, III, and IV. III and IV were very good.


The bolded bit shows why no one should ever, ever, ever take movie advice from Skeeball.

Yeah, you should get it from the pinball machine instead.
Last edited by Macskeeball on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44210
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

Macskeeball wrote:
Warin wrote:
Macskeeball wrote: Rocky I, II, III, and IV. III and IV were very good.


The bolded bit shows why no one should ever, ever, ever take movie advice from Skeeball.

Yeah, you should get it from the pinball machine instead.


Whatever, go see Rocky V and VI
User avatar
Séamas
Posts: 6905
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:32 pm
Title: Honorary Consul General
Location: Where am I?

Post by Séamas »

fiddlesticks that, the one where Rocky fights the shark from Jaws is the best one ever.
And Proteus brought the upright beast into the garden and chained him to a tree and the children did make sport of him.
User avatar
dv
Posts: 30684
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Post by dv »

That's.... not a pinball machine...
Image
User avatar
macuser
Posts: 202
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:26 am

Post by macuser »

I watched Disturbia one night and immediately watched Rear Window afterwards. Hitchcock's version was far superior IMO.

Last movie I watched was The 6th Day. I thought it was a decent Arnie flick. Can't believe they're remaking Total Recall.
User avatar
Nini
Posts: 7270
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:49 am

Post by Nini »

Warin wrote:
Macskeeball wrote: Rocky I, II, III, and IV. III and IV were very good.


The bolded bit shows why no one should ever, ever, ever take movie advice from Skeeball.

I prefer not to take any advice from Skee, it'll be wrong but at the very least it'll be detailed like a Mandelbrot fractal in its epic failure.
User avatar
Macskeeball
Posts: 2713
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:43 pm
Title: RES RADICAL
Location: Hazard, CA

Post by Macskeeball »

dv wrote: That's.... not a pinball machine...

Didn't say it was. Reading comprehension FTW!
User avatar
Alexander Supertramp
Posts: 7938
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:38 pm
Title: this was uncalled for.

Post by Alexander Supertramp »

justine wrote:
Séamas wrote:
Ribtor wrote:
Séamas wrote: Rear Window.

Perhaps it is the huge amount of critical acclaim this film always gets that made it a let-down for me.
It's a cool story and all, the pacing is a bit slow, but not unusually show for movies of that time.
It can be pretty corny though, and I just don't get much chemistry between Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart. I like Stewart enough, but I just didn't see him as very believable as the "adventuring photojournalist" at all.
Grace Kelly was somewhat believable as the high-society lady, but almost as if she was to be in a different movie. She is likable and somewhat magnetic, tremendously poised.

Loved Thelma Ritter, she was excellent and had the best lines. Humorous without being the typical comedy relief of the movies of that time.

I'd say that most of the characters in the movie had a cartoon-like, one dimensional quality.

It was my fourth Hitchcock movie in about three weeks and I must say that out of any film craft, the one style/genre that really doesn't "stay fresh" over time is suspense.
The "master of suspense" just didn't touch my nerve at all, and I though the resolves at the end to be a let-down.


Agree with everything.

Kelly is nice to watch but Stewart was just coasting through it. People involved in that film have done better work. I liked the little dramas going on across the way with one being notably poignant.



It seemed like Hitchcock phoned it in a bit as well.

I mean, they establish that there is a heatwave in the first scene.
But other than a single mention after the rain, there is no real hint that it is hot out at all in the movie (only at the end are we told that the heatwave has just passed.)

Everyone seems pretty comfortable, fully dressed (except Stewart, I suppose) there aren't fans running,etc. Stewart is sweating in the first scene, but after that, not at all.
Hell, in one part Grace Kelly is warming up some brandy.

You think a director would sink his teeth in the heatwave imagery*--especially in a suspense driven film.




Rear Window is still my favorite Hitchcock flicks. If you want to enjoy them, you can't pick out all the little missing details and inconsistencies. It's Hitchcock and it was the 50's.


Hitchcock was a detail oriented auteur. He should have been paying attention to those details and inconsistencies.
The visuals don't hold up.
User avatar
Geesie
Posts: 26077
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 am
Title: Couldn't hit it sideways
Location: Searching for my mainline

Post by Geesie »

Yeah, I was also disappointed in Rear Window, especially given its popularity. I liked "Rope" better and that got pretty negative reviews.
Image
User avatar
bratboy
Posts: 7256
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:03 pm
Title: so sorry I schooled you

Post by bratboy »

Geesie wrote: Yeah, I was also disappointed in Rear Window, especially given its popularity. I liked "Rope" better and that got pretty negative reviews.


Devious gays! :paranoid:


(I liked it.)
User avatar
Macskeeball
Posts: 2713
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:43 pm
Title: RES RADICAL
Location: Hazard, CA

Post by Macskeeball »

Rocky V. Didn't know it existed until uki posted about it. I definitely didn't like it nearly as much as the other Rocky movies.
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

macuser wrote: Can't believe they're remaking Total Recall.

There were THREE tits!
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
Macskeeball
Posts: 2713
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:43 pm
Title: RES RADICAL
Location: Hazard, CA

Post by Macskeeball »

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown. Ok, not great. 3/5
User avatar
justine
Posts: 16703
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:35 pm
Title: Elitist Beer Lover
Location: Magrathea
Contact:

Post by justine »

Just finished watching Bridesmaids. Again.
"The older i get, the less i care about what people think of me. therefore the older i get, the more i enjoy life."

"Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation."
User avatar
bratboy
Posts: 7256
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:03 pm
Title: so sorry I schooled you

Post by bratboy »

I need to watch Bridesmaids again, I guess. It actually put me to sleep the first time, which almost never happens (though in truth I was probably a little intoxicated).
User avatar
justine
Posts: 16703
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:35 pm
Title: Elitist Beer Lover
Location: Magrathea
Contact:

Post by justine »

bratboy wrote: I need to watch Bridesmaids again, I guess. It actually put me to sleep the first time, which almost never happens (though in truth I was probably a little intoxicated).

I think it's a funny flick.
"The older i get, the less i care about what people think of me. therefore the older i get, the more i enjoy life."

"Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation."
User avatar
justine
Posts: 16703
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:35 pm
Title: Elitist Beer Lover
Location: Magrathea
Contact:

Post by justine »

I just finished watching 50/50. It was ok.
"The older i get, the less i care about what people think of me. therefore the older i get, the more i enjoy life."

"Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation."
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44210
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol

:up:
User avatar
Pithecanthropus
Posts: 6076
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:46 pm
Title: Roast Master
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Contact:

Post by Pithecanthropus »

ukimalefu wrote: Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol

:up:

I have to see that. I think Brad Bird is a brilliant director!
set DeusEx.JCDentonMale bCheatsEnabled true
User avatar
Geesie
Posts: 26077
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 am
Title: Couldn't hit it sideways
Location: Searching for my mainline

Post by Geesie »

Just watched The Plague Dogs

:cry2:
Image
User avatar
Lombo
Posts: 2056
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:03 pm
Title: Opiophile

Post by Lombo »

ukimalefu wrote: Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol

:up:

I am watching it but I don't like that at the beginning the guy who get wacked has a retinal hud that put name on people face but when a stick fiddling assasin is out to get him instead of having assassin in the hud he has to look up on his iphone :der:

Also the secretary of state in an unarmored car with no escort ? Double :der:
User avatar
Metacell
Posts: 11131
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:58 am
Title: Chocolate Brahma
Location: Lidsville
Contact:

Post by Metacell »

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, a deep, literate, existential examination of the communications gap between hillbillies and grad school uncouth individuals. If you've ever hankered to see a jock dive face-first into a wood-chipper, this is the movie to see. Plus, it's Canadian. **** (4 stars)
Remember, people, to forgive is divine. In other words, it ain't human.
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44210
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

User avatar
justine
Posts: 16703
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:35 pm
Title: Elitist Beer Lover
Location: Magrathea
Contact:

Post by justine »

I'm going to be watching Tooth Fairy 2 with my oldest granddaughter.
"The older i get, the less i care about what people think of me. therefore the older i get, the more i enjoy life."

"Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation."
User avatar
Ender
Posts: 677
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:12 am
Title: bug hunter

Post by Ender »

Mission impossible: ghost protocol. Funish, won't watch again.
User avatar
Pithecanthropus
Posts: 6076
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:46 pm
Title: Roast Master
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Contact:

Post by Pithecanthropus »

justine wrote: I'm going to be watching Tooth Fairy 2 with my oldest granddaughter.

They made a second one?! :eek:
set DeusEx.JCDentonMale bCheatsEnabled true
User avatar
justine
Posts: 16703
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:35 pm
Title: Elitist Beer Lover
Location: Magrathea
Contact:

Post by justine »

Pithecanthropus wrote:
justine wrote: I'm going to be watching Tooth Fairy 2 with my oldest granddaughter.

They made a second one?! :eek:

I can't believe i sat thru this one. It stars Larry The Cable Guy, and i like him, but this flick was not good at all.
"The older i get, the less i care about what people think of me. therefore the older i get, the more i enjoy life."

"Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation."
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33305
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

Poor Larry.
He just can't seem to find a movie that will catapult his career to the next level.
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
Alexander Supertramp
Posts: 7938
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:38 pm
Title: this was uncalled for.

Post by Alexander Supertramp »

And I really hope he never does.
The visuals don't hold up.
User avatar
Metacell
Posts: 11131
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:58 am
Title: Chocolate Brahma
Location: Lidsville
Contact:

Post by Metacell »

How about The Cable Guy VS. Larry The Cable Guy: The Cable Guy II
Remember, people, to forgive is divine. In other words, it ain't human.
User avatar
Macskeeball
Posts: 2713
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:43 pm
Title: RES RADICAL
Location: Hazard, CA

Post by Macskeeball »

Cars 2

Adventures of Power, a comedy about a guy named Power who competes in an air drumming contest. I was looking for movies about drummers and it was the only one available on streaming. Looks like I'll have to go with DVDs for better drummer movies. Anyone know of any? Fiction, non-fiction, doesn't matter.
User avatar
justine
Posts: 16703
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:35 pm
Title: Elitist Beer Lover
Location: Magrathea
Contact:

Post by justine »

Macskeeball wrote: Cars 2

Adventures of Power, a comedy about a guy named Power who competes in an air drumming contest. I was looking for movies about drummers and it was the only one available on streaming. Looks like I'll have to go with DVDs for better drummer movies. Anyone know of any? Fiction, non-fiction, doesn't matter.

Drumline?
"The older i get, the less i care about what people think of me. therefore the older i get, the more i enjoy life."

"Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation."
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33305
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

"The Buddy Rich Story" ?

(I don't even know if that really is a movie)
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

DukeofNuke wrote: Poor Larry.
He just can't seem to find a movie that will catapult his career to the next level.

Now he's selling BBQ sauce: Lord I Apologize.
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
Pithecanthropus
Posts: 6076
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:46 pm
Title: Roast Master
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Contact:

Post by Pithecanthropus »

Watched Logan's Run last night. My crystal is blacker than black.
set DeusEx.JCDentonMale bCheatsEnabled true
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

Pithecanthropus wrote: Watched Logan's Run last night. My crystal is blacker than black.

I caught a bit of that, too. Didn't watch too much because I have the DVD.
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
Macskeeball
Posts: 2713
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:43 pm
Title: RES RADICAL
Location: Hazard, CA

Post by Macskeeball »

Madagascar 2
User avatar
lleviathann
Posts: 3241
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:29 pm
Title: The itch you can't scratch

Post by lleviathann »

The Lucky One. (met my yearly quota on Chick Flicks with the Mrs.) It was as I expected. Guys it's tolerable to take your SO to.

Sinners & Saints. Pretty good for having a bunch of unknowns in it.

The Darkest Hour. Shake cam kept to a minimum! Not bad, thought it would've been scarier or more intense.

Immortals. Um... Still not sure what the hell happened in that movie.
Ever look at someone and think 'a million sperm and that was the fastest one.'
Post Reply