What was the last movie you saw?

  1. dask

    dask dark and stormy knight

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    Those V/H/S sound worth checking out. Thanks.
     
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  2. Starbeast

    Starbeast Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    @dask - absolutely bro. It's good and creepy. And be sure to see the 2nd one. It blew my socks off and put me off my popcorn, but it was worth it.

    It is tough to find a good "found footage" flick. But this series, WHOA-NELLY!!!



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  3. Droflet

    Droflet I don't teach chickens how to dance.

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    Radius (2017)
    A man awakens in a car wreck with no memory of who he is. He journeys to a nearby town to be greeted by dead bodies. Initially he believes there has been an epidemic of some kind but is horrified to find that anyone who comes within twenty feet of him dies. Terrifically engaging this unknown writer director has done a bang up job in both areas. The script is very well crafted with an ending that will, as Beasty says, blow your socks off. Solid performances and a great script elevates this SF thriller to new heights. Highly recommended.
     
  4. AE35Unit

    AE35Unit ]==[]===O °

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    Never heard of those VHS movies, they sound interesting
     
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    Lucien21 Well-Known Member

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    The Betamax movies were better, but didn't sell as well.
     
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    AE35Unit ]==[]===O °

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    And as for the LaserDisk editions...
     
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  7. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    Well, there's a premise for ya - everyone who comes within 20 feet expires. I had a similar idea, where everyone who comes close loses IQ points until they can't even operate fidget spinners anymore. This oughta be good, tx for the review Drof. )
     
  8. Foxbat

    Foxbat None The Wiser

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    Silent Hill Given that I knew this was a movie based on a videogame (that I've never played), I was really surprised at how much I liked it. I kind of approached it with a ho-hum attitude but soon sat back and said 'woa!'

    It's a visually stunning and deeply disturbing horror movie but there's something else behind that facade. Lurking in the background is the story of the deep bond between mother and child and of how, sometimes, the father can feel or even be excluded from that relationship. A thought provoking piece of terror.
     
  9. HanaBi

    HanaBi Is it Safe?

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    "Le Samourai" (1967 - French) Rated PG UK/USA

    Starring French mega-star Alain Delon as you archetypal "mac & hat" cool, calculating assassin who after completing a hit with barely a word spoken, or even any backstory regarding the unfortunate target, he soon finds himself in front of a lineup and subsequently interrogated by the local police. However, being the utter professional that he is, he has a good alibi, and subsequently manages to escape any sort of prosecution even though the police chief still feels he is the guilty man.

    After completing the hit and winning his freedom from police custody he tries to collect his contract money from one of the hoods of the shady employer, only to find himself double-crossed and narrowly avoids a fatal shooting.

    So not only are the police on his tail, but also the contractor. He could flee the country, but instead decides to take down the latter in his own methodical and ruthless way.

    Le Samourai is a perfect example of the French New Wave from the mid 1960s: as minimalist and poker-faced as some of its characters. During the entire film, we are held in suspense as the assassin coolly slips in and out of one danger and into another. And yet we know next to nothing about this assassin, neither does he speak much. We shouldn't really care or feel any empathy for him, but because of Delon's immense presence you somehow feel drawn to him, hoping he will escape from both the cynical police chief and his double-crossing employer.

    The ending is quite surprising and never really feels like proper closure. In fact for a film that last 105 minutes, it seems to last only half that time such is the engrossing character-driven storyline

    4/5
     
  10. HoopyFrood

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    Just finished watching Justice League. SPOILERS AHOY!

    Well, it's definitely a superhero film, lots of leaping around and smashing things, killing lots of canon fodder and a nice big scary guy wandering around finding macguffins so we have time to get the team together. But I actually think this gives the film the right pace, as we've got the tension while taking time to establish the characters.

    Wonder Woman kicks all ass. From start to finish. Just...so good. The headbutting competition with Superman, eesh.

    Barry is adorable, and has some really good moments, particularly as he's largely non-violent. The moment when he realises how fast Superman is and their subsequent tussle, hah.

    Aquaman is finally cool. And you know, hot.

    Cyborg is angsty and is currently somewhat underdeveloped, though he is the complete new boy here so it's going to be the case, but it'll be interesting to see where he goes.

    Batman is the asshole loner, and it's interesting to see how out of his depth he is. But he's always got the gadgets, and has his ability to plan, always steps ahead. Most of the time.

    I haven't watched the previous Superman films because...well, I don't want to. But Superman is finally starting to feel like...Superman. In fact he's a bit of a showoff in this, but it works.

    As a DC fan it's nice to feel like they're finally getting it right with their characters. And there's enough in the film for DC lovers to geek over. Didn't realise Meera would make an appearance! A glimpse of a Green Lantern! And that was definitely a Lazarus Pit they used on Superman.

    The Amazons were awesome.

    Did I mention Wonder Woman kicked all ass?
     
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    Starbeast Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    The Beyond (1981) - This graphic horror film about an evil man, whose trying to bring the world to an end, had great potential, but the director was forced to rush the production, and it unfortunately shows throughout the movie. However, if you look "beyond" that, it's not a bad film.

    Fun Fact: There's a funny blooper in the film, if you watch closely, during the last half hour of the movie. I always chuckle when I see it.

    Zombie (1979) - My favorite (director) Lucio Fulci film. One of the early shocking zombie horror movies that was successful at the box office. Before the film was released, an early creepy (now iconic) movie poster helped immensely to promote the film. Even though this is a gruesome movie to watch, there is a funny (to me) pronunciation of the word "conquistador", that still makes me smile.

    The Evil Dead (1981) - Since I watched the Ash vs the Evil Dead series, I had to go back to the beginning and watch the horror film that stared it all. It's still creepy cool. Exceedingly gross, but creepy cool.

    I sometimes think about another movie that might have inspired Sam Raimi to create, The Evil Dead. And THAT weird flick, is the 1970 movie called, Equinox, because of many similarities in both films.

    The Void (2016) - Recommended to me, was this freaky horror film, and, I wasn't disappointed. I don't have to talk about the premise, because this movie doesn't waste time getting started. Fast paced and weird cool horror. Something different, that felt fresh to enjoy.
     
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  12. Cli-Fi

    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    Since I had the day off today. I got to catch up on some movies that I've been meaning to watch. I still have about 10 more to watch too :(

    Suicide Squad (2016)- Absolutely dreadful and way too predictable. I cannot believe that they spent $175 million making that crap. It looked like a B movie half the time, and there was no chemistry between any of the characters. Too many people involved. Margot Robbie was nice to look at even if nothing else was. I did like Croc but maybe that's cause he didn't say much.

    John Wick Chapter 2 (2017)- A pointless action flick with none of the bad*ssery from the first film. It feels like a video game and video games have way more complex plots these days. They also tried and failed horribly to introduce a bit of Matrix-like mythology into it, but without really explaining any of it and those scenes could have been totally cut out and filled with more John Wick killing people. I certainly wouldn't have noticed.

    John Wick needs a proper Marvel TV hallway scene.

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)- It wasn't half bad. I am a biased towards sci-fi flicks that try to do something new though and this was pretty cool. Although I hated the lead actors. They had no chemistry and Dane Dehaan was just cringe-y. I liked the little converter creature. I kept asking myself during this whole movie, if humans were really even necessary? The other planets seemed so much cooler! Definitely some star wars rip-offs in there but the inter-dimension travelling gadgets were really cool.

    Now for the really good stuff:

    Atomic Blonde (2017)- OK. This was really good. A much more smarter version of John Wick. Charlize Theron kicks *ss in heels! On top of that the story was really interesting spy story. Franchise potential.

    The Legend of Tarzan (2016)- Out of the five movies I watched this weekend, this one was my absolute favorite! I went into this with no expectations and now believe that most of the criticisms this film received was from butt-hurt Disney fans who were expecting a live-action adaption of the cartoon. It's not, and it's not really a kids movie either.

    I really loved how they started the movie with Tarzan now completely tamed and a famous celebrity. So yeah I can totally understand the upset people would have if they saw that for the first scenes of the movie, but it gets even better as Tarzan goes back home in order to protect the Congo from diamond miners. It's not as good as the new Planet of the Apes, but it was a nice surprise.
     
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    Starbeast Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    LOL :LOL: - Great review. I thought it wasn't great either, just an "ok" time-waster. For me, I liked the scenes where Batman showed up.
     
  14. Cli-Fi

    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    The thing that got me was that during some scenes there was literally a character's face with a bunch of debris/dust swirling around and nothing else going on!! That's why I call it a B movie. I seem to recall this happening a lot, oh yeah and they spent way too much time walking.
     
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  15. HanaBi

    HanaBi Is it Safe?

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    Audition - Uncut Version (Japanese 1999) - Rated "18" UK / "Unrated" USA

    Cult Japanese director, Takashi Miike delivers a truly shocking, brutal & ultra violent psychological thriller in "Audition".

    Exquisitely staged with some pretty rounded (and twisted) characters, coupled with a plot that one minute is overly predictable; the next goes so much off on a tangent that its totally "out there! - so typically Trademark Miike!

    The various torture scenes (and I'm talking about the Uncut Version of the film) are incredibly disturbing; not overly graphic but very unnerving all the same.

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned (just make sure you hide the piano wire first!)

    4/5
     
  16. HoopyFrood

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    A friend lent me Audition but made me promise not to look up anything about it -- I wasn't even allowed to read the blurb on the back. So I went into it with absolutely no clue what it was about whatsoever. Going along, all well and good, and then, oh hey she's talking on the telephone and WHAT THE HECK THERE'S SOMEONE IN THE BAG! And then it was a wild ride from then on.
     
  17. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    VHS (2012)

    Well, finally watched this. I can neither agree nor disagree with the reviews on here. Overall, I found it... meh.

    There were some very good horror scenes, some good - and some bad - acting. The background story ( a group of youths hired to find/bring back a particular VHS tape) was disjointed, and seemed to change as the movie continued. But I particularly liked that harpy! :D
     
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  18. Overread

    Overread Direwolf of the chrons

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    Enders Game - honestly I feel that they got far too fixated on the anti-gravity game and overlooked the more psychological impacts of the training scheme. I also think that they didn't put enough emphasis on the seriousness of the training they were undergoing; to the point where the ending feels stifled because it still feels like kids playing a computer game; which kind of leaves you going "Ok this is a really neat idea but seriously those kids just achieved what the great generals couldn't?" Shame there wasn't a sequel as that could well have been a good continuation of the story.
     
  19. Foxbat

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    Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 Somebody once said that comedy was simply the art of timing. Somebody should have told the director of this movie. Take the opening sequence with little Groot dancing - yes it was amusing for a second or two. But then it went on and on and on...

    Another example was Groot's misunderstanding of getting the fin later on in the story. Once again, we have him coming back with the wrong part again, and again, and again....talk about over-explaining!

    And so the film continued in this vein. Overplaying the humour that, in many cases, was decidedly forced. Of course, to make matters worse, we had the typical Characters-R-Us production line with the usual bunch of angst-filled (and yet unoriginal) characters and their oh, so predictable progressions. 90 minutes would have been fine length for this film but, once again, the director has no sense of timing and overplays by another 40 minutes.

    Not as good as the first one and, although it looked really good, definitely not for me.
     
  20. Starbeast

    Starbeast Benevolent Galaxy Being

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    Oh man, that Harpy. I thought it was a good movie, not great, but not bad. I also liked the dead man. So now you have an idea what the series is like. Forget about the third installment.......CHECK OUT.....V/H/S 2......it's the best one.
     
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