The Last Movie You've Watched

Discussion in 'Introductions & Off Topic' started by Movie-Brat, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Lord Slithor

    Lord Slithor Mutant

    Saw Thinner for the first time, after having had it sitting in my DVR for the last couple months. Can't say it was really all that good. A big part of the problem was that it was really hard to sympathize with any of the characters, as they were all pretty much jerks. Even Joe Mantegna, who was fun to watch here playing a Mafiosi, was really hard to like. I remember this movie not getting very good reviews when it first came out, and now I can see why.
     
  2. CodeofThundera

    CodeofThundera Moderator

    Watched The Blind Side on DVD. Seen it before, just felt like watching it again.

    GREAT movie! And the fact that it's based on a true story makes it even better. I cry every time I see the end where they show the footage of the NFL draft and then go through the photographs of the real life familiy.

    SJ reminds me so much of a friend of mine, I can totally see that being him when he was a kid. And the country singer who plays the husband - totally hot! Rowr! ;)

    Anyway...

    I just love the story, love how the mother just had a heart for this homeless, familyless boy who randomly made it into an expensive private school. I loved the scene when the Collins sat down to study with Michael at school, deciding not to care what her friends thought of her for hanging out with him. Loved when the little girls asked Michael to push them on the swings instead of running away upset. Loved the mom moving the family to the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Loved her response when Michael told her he'd never had a bed before. Love her getting in the face of the jerk gang leader or whatever he was near the end when she was out looking for Michael.

    Such a GREAT movie overall!
     
  3. KorbenDallas

    KorbenDallas Glass Walker

    I've done a home Avengers marathon.

    Captain America First Avengers: A great prequel to the saga, very nicely done and well made, better than that 1990 monstrosity.

    Iron Man: The first Avengers movie in 2008 and what a terrific start it was, loved it and saw it 5 times in theaters.

    Incredible Hulk: Great second movie and better than 2003's attempt as it got the comics right, Norton was awesome in this movie and sets up for Iron Man 2.

    Iron Man 2: Good sequel the Iron man and Hulk where it has a cool villain and good action sequences, sets up for the final film Thor.

    Thor: Fun throwback to 80s fantasy epics like Conan and more, Hopkins was nicely casted and this was one hell of an epic fantasy film that sets up for Avengers.

    can't wait for tommorow.
     
  4. ThunDerianRoyalGuard

    ThunDerianRoyalGuard Site Admin TC.org Staff

    Just watched Turtles Forever AGAIN! Great fun!
     
  5. Cabin in the Woods its was more funny than horror film
     
  6. Lady Ocelli

    Lady Ocelli Shadowspy

    I loved that twisted movie because just when you've figured it out, it throws you a curve. :cool:
    Merged Post:
    Obviously, not as good as I remember the book being. ::shrugs::
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  7. Movie-Brat

    Movie-Brat Berserker

    I saw three films last night.

    The Avengers:
    Fantastic film from start to finish. Well acted, well written and well directed. The climax is the best action sequence I've seen this year. It is epic in every sense of the word.

    The Three Stooges:
    I liked it better than I thought it would. First off, it was satisfying seeing the cast of Jersey Shore beaten up Stooges-style. That being said, it's pretty accurate to the original shorts.

    The Hunger Games:
    Like The Avengers, it's fantastic. It's intelligent, brutal and delightfully satirical at times. Katniss Everdeen is the best female protagonist I've ever seen. I like how the actors gave off their emotions especially during the silent moments.
     
  8. CodeofThundera

    CodeofThundera Moderator

    I just saw The Avengers today. FANTASTIC movie from start to finish!

    I was, however, disappointed with Hawkeye's costume. His name is Hawkeye, right? I was also disappointed with not getting much back story for him and Black Widow. They didn't make a movie prior about either of their characters, right? Are they supposed to have super powers too? They seemed rather ordinary in comparison to the rest of the team.

    Iron Man - Love his sarcasm
    Captain America - Love his heart
    Hawkeye - hubba hubba! ;)

    I have previously seen both Iron Man movies, Captain America, and Thor. I recommend definitely seeing Thor before seeing this movie simply because our main villain is from that movie and not just Thor and it helps to understand what's going on there a little better and where the villain comes from.

    Showed a picture of Natalie Portman, was disappointed she didn't make a cameo. Glad Gwyneth Paltrow did at least. She pairs up nicely with Iron Man.

    I was absolutely amazed by the action sequences in the major battle scene near the end and the way the camera moved through the action. It was beautiful.

    And I love Iron Man's sacrifice. Shh, I won't spoil it. ;)

    There is a teaser after the first part of the ending credits. The character who turns to the camera looks familiar to me but not sure why.
     
  9. KorbenDallas

    KorbenDallas Glass Walker

    The Avengers: Seen it twice now and it was an awesome movie, best Marvel film ever. Nicely acted, written and directed, Whedon is a genius.
     
  10. MannysCollectibles

    MannysCollectibles Legacy Team Member

    I partly watched last night 42nd Street Forever Vol 1. It is a 2 hour compilation of grindhouse trailers from the 70s (and lots of 70s sleaze porn thrown in the mix too). Quite a movie imust say...the first trailer was for a movie called The Undertaker and His Pals

    Today a bluray release will come out so that should be pretty cool. If youre a fan of grindhouse/b-rated movies then the 42nd Street Forever series is just for you. Check out the cover for the bluray release

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Lord Slithor

    Lord Slithor Mutant

    Well, I haven't seen The Avengers yet. But Ocelli and I plan on seeing it tomorrow since it's her day off, and we prefer not to deal with the crowds on opening weekend (too many people either talking, bringing their little kids into the theater or talking/texting on their cell phones).

    But I'm glad it's doing so well. And now whenever I say that I think Joss Whedon would make a great Thundercats movie, I can just point to The Avengers and go, "THAT'S why!":D

    But as for your question as to who that character at the end credits is, that would be Thanos, The Mad Titan. He's basically Marvel's answer to DC Comics' Darkseid. In fact, both characters were created by Jack Kirby. But where Darkseid was obsessed with the Anti-Life Equation, Thanos is literally obsessed with Death, who in the Marvel Universe is an actual being (and female). That's why he smiled when he was told to confront humans was "to court Death," because to him he saw it as his chance to really score big with her!

    Thanos was the central antagonist for one of Marvel's most famous storylines, The Infinity Gauntlet, which was the basis for at least two video games: Capcom's Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gems. The Infinity Gauntlet, BTW, can be seen in Odin's treasure room in Thor along with another significant Marvel relic: The Eye of Agamotto.

    I'm guessing from this, that Thanos would be the most likely antagonist for the Avengers sequel. But even if he isn't, his presence clearly paves the way for another movie using Marvel's other cosmic characters. Personally I'm hoping this means they might do a Guardians of the Galaxy movie soon. Although I'm probably biased on that because one of my favorite Marvel characters is Rocket Raccoon!

    If you want to read more about Thanos, The Infinity Gauntlet storyline has been collected in trade, and you should be able to find it at your local comic book store.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  12. Movie-Brat

    Movie-Brat Berserker

    Casino Royale
    Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright and Judi Dench
    Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis (Based on the novel by Ian Fleming)
    Director: Martin Campbell
    Distributor: MGM and Columbia Pictures


    After the farce known as Die Another Day that left a taste in everyone's mouths, where do they go from there? Well, obviously MGM, Sony and Eon Productions believe in the Batman Begins method of making a new film in the franchise; when in doubt, reboot it. Though like said film, that's for the better. Really, the purpose was to reintroduce James Bond into the mainstream once again but this time taking cues from the novel rather than what was done before and again, for the better. There is a reason people like this particular film so much even when it first came out, everyone who worked on the film played their cards (no pun intended) right.

    Daniel Craig made a great Bond, the hate for the guy before the film was unjustified. There is a rason this guy earned the role and the respect from people when the film was finally released. He's a stoic character but there's depth, he's human and just starting out as an MI6 agent, he felt right at home as the character. Eva Green was pretty good, I liked her performance and dare I say, very attractive. :cool: Judi Dench was still pretty cool, Jeffrey Wright, while is not seen much, he was cool. Mads Mikkelsen made a very good villain, his performance was strong but I think the torture scene was the strongest aspect of his performance but alot of the time, he seemed cool and controlled and only raised his voice when he wanted to.

    The action is awesome, no gadgets, no CGI effects, it was done on camera and it was very well done. I liked how dark and gritty, this is how you do a dark James Bond film right. They had the right script, the right performances, again, everything just felt right. Oh, and You Know My Name by Chris Cornell? That's my number one favorite Bond theme song, it's a song that screams the character and even a kickass way to introduce the character (number two is The Living Daylights by the way, sorry Todd). Overall, this is indeed one of the best Bond films I've seen so far; don't know which ranking since it's just as good as Dr. No and GoldenEye, it's really that good of a movie.
     
  13. KorbenDallas

    KorbenDallas Glass Walker

    Avengers: 2 more times and with one in 3D and one in 2D, it rocks that good.

    Batman Mask of the Phantasm: Fantastic movie, i saw this 2 times in theaters when i was 12 and loved it. A nice animated movie that is better than Schumacher's later movies and as good as Nolan's/Burton's.
     
  14. hammy0924

    hammy0924 Ultimate No-Life

    Last movie I saw...hmm, The Woman in Black. It sucked. I don't go to movies a lot because I get bored halfway through a lot of them.
     
  15. Movie-Brat

    Movie-Brat Berserker

    Last night, I managed to see Battleship and Dark Shadows...they're just simply average. Not great but not terrible either really.
     
  16. CodeofThundera

    CodeofThundera Moderator

    Captain America. Second time watching it, the first time was in the theater. It bored me just as much the second time around as it did the first time around.
     
  17. Movie-Brat

    Movie-Brat Berserker

    Live and Let Die
    Starring: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour.
    Writer: Tom Mankiewicz (Based on the novel by Ian Fleming)
    Director: Guy Hamilton
    Distributor: United Artists.


    Sean Connery left the franchise for good (until 1983's Never Say Never Again) so the producers scrambled to one of their original choices for 007 to play Bond himself, Roger Moore.

    And I thought this was a good debut for the guy. The film is well, a blaxpoitation with James Bond as the protagonist. A dictactor under the alias of Mr. Big plans to distribute a truckload of heroin free to put all the other rival drug barons out of business. In the midst of all this, Bond is investigating the deaths of three British agents which leads him to the antagonist of the story and ends up caught in the bizarre culture of gangsters and voodoo.

    Personally I enjoyed it as much as the other ones like GoldenEye. It's not a classic but it's definitely entertaining. Like I said, Moore made a pretty good debut for the guy, not much to say about him but yeah. Yaphet Kotto looked like he was having fun with the fun, I like the villains in this particular film as they were just as memorable as say Alec Trevelyan or Doctor No himself. Every actor looked like they were having a blast. Jane Seymour was okay at least, she was an okay Bond girl. Sgt. Pepper on the other hand was not funny nor did I care about the guy. I know, he doesn't last throughout the film but he's just there to be annoying. The action's pretty cool, the boat chase being the most memorable and Paul McCartney's theme song is pretty well done.

    I have to criticize the villain's death though. They couldn't think of a better way to off, did they?

    Overall, I say it's decent, if not pretty good flick. I give it an 8/10.
     
  18. Wrath of the Titans
     
  19. Lord Slithor

    Lord Slithor Mutant

    Saw the landmark - and some consider notorious - animated movie Fritz the Cat. Notorious because it had the distinction of being the first X-rated animated film. But in spite of that, it's not a porn film. There is, however, a lot of adult subject matter. A lot more than would be considered acceptable for even a hard R-rating at that time (the movie was made in 1973).

    This was animator and director Ralph Bakshi's debut as an independent filmmaker after having worked under Terrytoons (the studio that created Mighty Mouse). Based on the comic by Robert Crumb, it was not only intended to be a rebellion against Disney, but also one the films that attempted to document what the time period of the 1960's - particularly in New York - was like.

    I had heard about this movie for decades, but only had gotten to see it now. I thought by today's standards, in the age of South Park and Family Guy, it would be considered kind of tame. So I was surprised to find it probably every bit as raw and edgy as it was to audiences back then. Interestingly enough, the sex is actually probably the least objectionable thing about it. It's actually handled in a fun and comical kind of way, and it really isn't even all that explicit. On the other hand, there's also some drug use and quite a bit of violence - especially one scene is which a character is severely brutalized - that some might have a problem with.

    The movie has a raw, almost stream-of-consciousness feel to it. The audio also sometimes has a disconnected feel to it at times, especially in the first third. But I later learned that was because only a few professional voice actors, including the one who voiced Fritz himself, had been hired. For some scenes, Bakshi went around New York and recorded actual conversations with people and fit the animation around it (sort of like what Bob Smigel did in his "Fun With Real Audio" segments on SNL).

    Is it perfect? No. But in a certain way, it's good. And I really, really liked it! If you're a lover of animation and you've never seen this movie, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It's something else!
     
  20. Lady Ocelli

    Lady Ocelli Shadowspy

    Which version of that movie?
     

Share This Page