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Rate the Last Movie You Watched

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Manticore, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    Die Architekten. I forgot to list this one earlier, I saw it more than a month ago. I'm not particularly interested in the subject matter, and some of the acting and dialogues were unintentially funny. Don't get me wrong though - it's not bad, just nothing to be talked about at this time anymore. 7/10

    Masculin Féminin. After taking some time to get into the movie in the beginning, I really loved this one. My third favourite Godard film at this point (behind Vivre Sa Vie and À Bout De Souffle, in that order). 9/10

    Im Juli. This is different from the other two Akin films I have seen (Gegen die Wand and Auf der anderen Seite, which both belong to my favourites), perhaps because it's an earlier work of his. Different and not as brilliant, but good nonetheless. I was rather surprised (and happy) to see Branka Katić in it, although now having seen three movies with her, I get the impression she always plays the same role. 8/10

    Alphaville. This one took even longer to settle into, for a number of reasons (one of them being the repeated quoting from the "Capital of Pain"-book, which I was completely ignorant of before, hence throwing me off), but I eventually managed and thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, I want to make love to Anna Karina. 8/10

    28 Days Later... Considerably better than I have remembered from the first time I've seen it. I'd still prefer to see an entire movie like the first fifteen minutes, but I actually appreciated even the second half of the film this time around, including the scenes with the military guys. Certainly not without fault, but certainly not bad either. 8/10
     
  2. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Righteous Kill- 7/10 This De Niro/Pacino good cop turned bad flick really reminded me of "Heat" although there is no similarity in the premise. The twists and turns in the plot, plus the chemistry of these two actors keep the film interesting.
     
  3. Al

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    Rocky Balboa - 9/10

    It's right there with the original. Great movie. And of course being a Philly dude, it makes it that much better.
     
  4. Manticore

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    Highlander- 4/10 Although this movie is decades old I've never seen it before. It was a DVD available in a motel I was staying in and I was board. It actually has some interesting ideas in it but the scripting and the action sequences (sword fights) are truly lame. I can get over the '80's hair dos and costumes but Mulchay set every action sequence up with rock video lighting so it was pretty predictable.
     
  5. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    Much Ado About Nothing (1993): 8/10

    Get a bunch of British luvvies with some theatrical cred, leaven with some big name US stars for box office appeal, set it all in a stunning Chianti villa, work from a script by Bill S, get a great soundtrack and the mix is just about right (a little less Michael Keaton [like zero] and it would have been perfect).

    The acting is generally fine and the two leads are very good. The setting of the villa and its gardens is stunning.

    The most memorable part of the movie is an amazing continuous shot right at the end where the camera tracks through the house into the garden and then on to a crane for a final shot from above the house.

    Despite the fact that Ms. Beckinsdale has a starring role, I have not included any bonus marks for that (for a start, she isn't wearing leather - I hardly recognised her:))
     
  6. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    Manhunter 6/10

    OK thriller but feels quite dated now.

    Detonator 1/10

    Made by people who think that having multiple big explosions onscreen means you do not have to worry about plot, character or script. I'm starting to appreciate the many merits of Blade III...
     
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    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    Zak and Miri Make a Porno

    6/10


    As with any comedy most of the funny stuff was in the previews. Not as funny as I expected, it was total chick flick...
     
  8. Manticore

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    Howl's Moving Castle- 9/10 Some of the most stunningly beautiful animation I have seen in recent years.

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars- 6/10 I wasn't expecting to really enjoy this. From an animation point of view it looked pretty good although the character designs look like they were lifted of classical Greek pottery.

    Not a bad little romp through the Star Wars universe. Fun enough.......
     
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    Gran Torino
    great movie, with funny moments and serious ones. enjoyable from start to finish. 10/10
     
  10. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    Coffee & Cigarettes. This is not as good as everyone always made it sound like to me. There's a bunch of episodes I enjoyed quite a bit, namely "Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil", "Cousins?" and "Champagne", and some really cool performances (I loved Bill Murray, as I always do, as well as Cate Blanchett), but there's also a lot of stuff especially in the beginning that left me completely cold, including the episodes "Strange to Meet You", "Twins" and even "Somewhere in California" (and hey, I really like Tom Waits) - those that seemed most to focus on coffee and cigarettes and little else. 7/10

    Sunset Blvd. Utterly, utterly brilliant. I couldn't find any fault with this movie, it's one of the best I have ever seen. 10/10

    Several short movies I've seen bundled together in the cinema, ratings only given to those that were a little longer: And She Stares Longingly At What She Has Lost (see it here, I liked it a lot); one rather crap short movie that I can't find the title of (3/10); Sophie (okay-ish, 6/10); Wrestling (annoying, and hey, Iceland seems fucking depressing, 5/10); Where Is My Romeo (very short and very good); Magic Paris (my favourite of the four shorts that lasted longer than just a couple of minutes, 7/10); Zhanxious Village (see it here, a cute little ode to cinema).

    The Virgin Suicides. I simply adore the novel (which I really want to re-read now) and the movie does a very good job at adapting it, especially the portrayal of the stifling and oppressive American suburbia of the 70's. Taking actual quotes from the book for the voice-over narration was a brilliant idea and it sends shivers down your spine more than once. The only thing that I felt kind of missing was a more thoroughly fleshed-out view of the characters of Bonnie, Therese and Mary - the focus here certainly lies on Cecilia and Lux (and behold: Kirsten Dunst actually can act). 9/10

    Bande à Part. I found one of the comments at IMDB to be summing it up rather nicely: "Good Godard, but not Great Godard". The movie does stick to plot more than his others (or those I've seen anyway) and it does deviate considerably less - which works very well (and I do mean very well) when it is considered on its own merit, but at the same time, it can't hold up in comparison to Godard's more original works. 8/10
     
  11. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    Gladiator (1992): 7.5/10

    Starring a young cuba gooding jr., james marshall, some evil dudes from the 80s.
     
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    Wall-E: 6/10, kinda cute but really really boring, also the fact that the movie was dubbed to Swedish didn't make it any better.

    Choke: 7/10, decent. Interesting story, nothing special though.

    Vicky Christina Barcelona: 8/10, Superb acting, good story etc. The narrating voice was totally pointless and annoying.
     
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    Taken - 9/10 Some of the acting bothered me. I thought the pace of the movie was good and it was surprisingly long enough. The action sequences were pretty cool as well. Was it better than the Bourne movies? Probably not, but it was right up there with em. Liam Neeson did a fantastic job though!
     
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    Changeling 8/10

    Angelina Jolie was brilliant. Some of the scenes were quite touching.
     
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    Spielzeugland. This year's live action short movie Oscar winner. It is excellent. 9/10

    Midnight Cowboy. New York, again, and especially desolate and hopeless in this one. I loved the contrasting imagery between the city and Texas/Florida. A fantastic performance by Dustin Hoffman, as well as by Jon Voight. 8/10

    Fargo. I enjoyed this movie a lot, but I can't get as enthusiastic about it as everyone else does - the thriller aspects seem a little too... dark next to all the comedy elements and the little absurdities. While I really liked the characters of the police chief and her husband, as well as the brute killer (and the contrast between them), the other roles seemed illogical or out of place. 8/10
     
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    Anal Destruction: Enter the Cheetah 10/10


    Quite awesome porno, starring me and girlfriend. Not released anywhere other than my house though. I got a sum of £-5 from this film.
     
  18. SirYawnalot

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    Gran Torino

    Fantastic. This was nothing like I was expecting from the previews - Dirty Harry comes out from retirement. In reality it's actually not a violent film, it's a really well-done character drama. There's a vague similarity to Million Dollar Baby.

    Another thing that came as a complete surprise was that it's really funny. The humour through the first third of the film comes from Clint's uncompromisingly gruff character (once you get used to it), and later mostly comes from witty dialogue and a general feel-good factor. When I started quietly laughing, I wondered if it was unintentional - it just seemed so bizarre amid the rampant racism and aura of seriousness. But other people in the audience started up too, and there were several points in the film where the cinema completely erupted. It turns out that the humour is intentional but is really well integrated.

    Anyway... it's a nice story told well. Do yourself a favour and see it - I enjoyed it even more than The Wrestler, making it my favourite film of 2009 thus far.


    I also saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (interesting premise devolves into poorly-executed sentimental drivel), and Australia (****).
     
  19. Twisted Metal

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    :con: Seriously? Gran Torino is a good movie but the acting is atrocious, especially when compared to the impeccable acting of the wrestler. It seems like it was slapped together in a rush, which it was apparently. Clint Eastwood needs to slow down and put some more time aside for talent scouting. And do more than one take of the same scene! Dear lord the scene with Tao behind the locked door was flat out embarrassing.
     
  20. SirYawnalot

    SirYawnalot Slapping myself in the face

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    Agree to disagree!
    :edit: It wasn't the performances that made it a special film for me though - Clint excepted, obviously.
     
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