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What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw?

Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 03:15 AM

How to Murder Your Wife: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058212/

Jack Lemon as the classic henpecked husband. I've seen this one a few times and I always enjoy it when it shows up on TCM.


Any movie or TV show will do.


Wheels
Posted By: piper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 03:21 AM

No Country for Old Men. Outstanding movie.
Posted By: NavyNuke99

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 03:38 AM

TV Show: Community. Six seasons and a movie!

Movie: True Lies
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 05:10 AM

Movie: Space Cowboys (great flick, fiction but has The Right Stuff feel about it)
TV show: Farscape (rewatching on Netflix), unless the ALMS race counts
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 05:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Movie: Space Cowboys (great flick, fiction but has The Right Stuff feel about it)
TV show: Farscape (rewatching on Netflix), unless the ALMS race counts

It's not Nascar but I will accept it. biggrin


Wheels

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Posted By: HogDriver

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 05:17 AM

"Dogfights" the episode about bombers having to "dogfight" enemy fighters to stay alive. Watched it last night on Netflix.
Posted By: U-96

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 04:12 PM

Movie: Banlieue 13:Ultimatum. The sequel to Banlieue 13, a Luc Besson sponsored B-movie about a nuclear bomb in dystopian Paris suburb. Lots of martial arts and parcour in a distinct French style. Good mindless fun, often described as Ong Bak meets Escape from New York.

TV: Justin's House. A tale of a hapless houseowner with an inept robotic manservant, a green fluffy monster and annoying neighbours and guests. I had to sit through it with my daughter, who finds it hilarious. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/justins-house/
Posted By: Kodiak

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 04:35 PM

TV: V The series (2009)
Movie: Middle Men (With Luke Wilson)
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 04:53 PM

Movie: The Avengers
TV Show: Touch
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 04:57 PM

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. Great movie.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 07:26 PM

Movie: The Avengers

TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 07:32 PM

Originally Posted By: HogDriver
"Dogfights" the episode about bombers having to "dogfight" enemy fighters to stay alive. Watched it last night on Netflix.

The old 666 one?

Dogfights: Long Odds Part 3

Standard Definition: http://youtu.be/w4cksG7JoE8


Wheels
Posted By: mikew

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 07:46 PM

Movie: Inception in 2010...nothing I've wanted to see since, although maybe 'Iron Sky' if it's still on at the multiplex next door to where I work.

TV: Don't use TV for drama anymore, so last thing I saw was some nondespript documentary on the History Channel or Discovery channels. 'The Thracian Gold' I think it was called. Luckily, it's not 'Shark Week' again...
Posted By: James McKenzie-Smith

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 10:54 PM

Television: Peep Show
Movie: Quantum of Solace at home, Senna in the theatre
Posted By: Ajay

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 10:58 PM

TV - Cant remember.
Movie - Patton , last night smile
Posted By: KRT_Bong

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/12 11:05 PM

Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Supernatural on TV yesterday. The last (Theater) Movie I saw was Mirror, Mirror about a month ago because I gave Blood and the tickets were free.
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 12:47 AM

Originally Posted By: James McKenzie-Smith
Television: Peep Show


Ooh, good call, funny show!


Originally Posted By: James McKenzie-Smith
Senna in the theatre


Been meaning to see this one, I hear it's good. My brother is NOT a "gearhead" at all, barely knows a thing about racing...but since showing him TopGearUK, he's become hooked, and told me recently that the Senna movie is "outstanding"!


As for me right now...

I WANT to say the last movie I saw was "The Avengers", which was lots of fun...but ACTUALLY the LAST movie I actually saw was a "chick flick" called "The Vow", which was far better than I expected. It's not your standard "rom com" at all, based more in the real world when people go through some tough times. Loosely based on a real couple's experiences.

Oh, and caught a re-run of "Man on Fire", outstanding work by Denzel Washington!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 12:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Ajay

Movie - Patton , last night smile


"I'm going to beat that....gentleman to Messina".
Posted By: Ajay

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 01:09 AM


Its a very quotable movie. I listened to the audio commentary after i watched it , he certainly grabbed life by the balls and gave it a good shake smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 02:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Ajay

Its a very quotable movie. I listened to the audio commentary after i watched it , he certainly grabbed life by the balls and gave it a good shake smile


Army chaplain: "I was surprised to see a Bible by your bed. You actually find time to read it?"

Patton: "I sure do, every god damn day."
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 08:12 AM

TV: Nat Geo's Apocalypse: The Second World War, WW2 documentry series http://natgeotv.com/asia/apocalypse-the-second-world-war

Movie: last watched was Thor and just got Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol to watch this week
Posted By: Cowboy10uk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 10:30 AM

Das Boot

It dosnt get any better than that smile
Posted By: Vitesse

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 10:43 AM

Watched 'No Country For Old Men' and 'The Hangover' this weekend.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 11:59 AM

TV: Touch Could be very good, but is uneven in spots. The creators need to start delving into Jake a little more. The series premise is losing it's pull and finding coincidental circumstances strung together is wearing out faster than M. Night Shamalan.

Movie: The Thing prequel. Wasn't bad... but wasn't original either.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Alicatt
and just got Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol to watch this week


I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Also oddly proud of Cruise for sharing the hero spotlight with Jeremy Renner. Enjoyed the many nods to the fist flick (I loved the first one). Fully expected to see Max at one point. LOL
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 12:25 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
but wasn't original either.


Nope. It had essentially the same story and formula as Carpenter's "The Thing". If you read any of the previews and saw the trailers for it, it was pretty obvious that it was not going to be original in any way.
Posted By: kilosierra

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 01:47 PM

The Walking Dead, they aired the first 6 episodes this weekend, I have only seen 2 so far, very good IMO

This Thursday they`ll show the whole 3rd season of Californication, very much looking forward to it.

The last movie I saw in the Cinema was Avatar. On my recorder Inglorious Basterds and Hurt Locker is waiting.

Posted By: Hyena

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 02:46 PM

Avengers

Game of Thrones
Posted By: letterboy1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/14/12 03:30 PM

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

Game of Thrones - Ep 7
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/12 03:00 AM

Bonanza - Hoss and Little Joe rob a Bank! eek2


Wheels
Posted By: Comacho

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/12 03:31 AM

I have a boxed set of Bonanza episodes. Hoss still puts a grin on my face.

Last thing I watched and didn't fall asleep watching was State of Play with Russel Crowe and Helen Mirren. By the numbers whodunnit movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473705/
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/12 03:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Comacho
I have a boxed set of Bonanza episodes. Hoss still puts a grin on my face.

Last thing I watched and didn't fall asleep watching was State of Play with Russel Crowe and Helen Mirren. By the numbers whodunnit movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473705/

Something I just found out today was how many episodes they made per yer early in the series.

Can you see someone trying to do 34 one hour episodes in a single season now?
List of Bonanza episodes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Bonanza_episodes


Wheels
Posted By: Comacho

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/12 03:50 AM

My set has 34 episodes exactly so it is probably one complete season. They threw in 3 episodes of Wagon Train too.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/12 03:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Comacho
My set has 34 episodes exactly so it is probably one complete season. They threw in 3 episodes of Wagon Train too.

Most likely.

At the moment the only seasons released, according to Wikipedia, are seasons 1 through 3.


Wheels
Posted By: Scoobe

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/12 03:56 AM

Last thing I saw was 12 o'clock high (in color). They are showing it late at night 4am -5am every night on METV (some junk channel I get on direct TV. Pretty good show.

Rob
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/12 11:10 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: knightgames
but wasn't original either.


Nope. It had essentially the same story and formula as Carpenter's "The Thing". If you read any of the previews and saw the trailers for it, it was pretty obvious that it was not going to be original in any way.



You're right of course. I did see trailers and some interviews and I didn't expect it to be groundbreakingly different than the original. Logically, there's no reason to believe the THING would act or replicate any differently than in the 1982 version, so there's not going to be a different modus operandi and different plot points from the original. It's still going to be a who can you trust/who's infected sort of chiller. But a few surprises might have been incorporated. For what it was I enjoyed the new [i]Thing[/i}.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/16/12 01:34 AM

I saw WarGames again today. Hard to believe that next year it will be 30 years since it was released.

WarGames: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/


Standard Definition: http://youtu.be/NHWjlCaIrQo


Wheels
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/16/12 01:52 AM

Just picked up Chronicle on Blu-ray my son wanted to see. WOW, what a movie.
Posted By: NH2112

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/16/12 07:49 AM

TV - don't have cable and reception with just an antenna is crappy here, so I haven't watched TV at home in probably 3 or 4 years. The last thing I watched was probably either CSI (original), MXC, UFC, or Star Trek: Enterprise.

Movie - Haywire, just last night. It wasn't bad.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/16/12 10:20 AM

That's me too. There's not much on TV that keeps my attention for very long. When I do have a show I follow, they end up canceling it anyway so I have an antenae, which works fine for me. I don't get all the channels, but enough to get news, and the ocassional program to pass the time. I seem to get 5 different versions of PBS. I like some of the news programing as well as other shows like FRONTLINE, NOVA or NATURE.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/16/12 09:31 PM

Got a pleasant surprise flipping through the channels earlier. TCM was playing "Mister Roberts" again.

Mister Roberts: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048380/


Wheels
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/16/12 09:43 PM

tv friends

movie sucker punch
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/18/12 04:47 AM

Bonanza - On today's episode Martin Landau played a Mexican Bandito. biggrin

TCM showed "Call Northside 777" today. Amazingly it is one of Jimmy Stewart's films that I had never seen before today.
I've always like Jimmy Stewart movies and IMO this was another good one of his that was well worth watching.


Wheels
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 03:25 AM

Finally saw Rollerball again, the James Caan version, a few days ago. It's been several years since I last saw it in its entirety and I was wondering if I would still enjoy it or if it was one of those movies that you remembered fondly that didn't hold up well when you watched it again.

Rollerball (1975)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073631/

I felt it still held up fairly well if you were to watch the whole movie but it's not one that you can just start watching in the middle if you haven't seen it recently. Imo, too many details just won't make any sense if you just happened to see it and started watching late.


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 03:57 AM

I've not seen Rollerball but I heard the remake with LL Cool J was terrible!
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 04:50 AM

Rollerball is on Netflix and Imo you could do a lot worse than checking it out this weekend.

Rollerball: https://movies.netflix.com/movie/Rollerball/917233


Wheels
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 05:18 AM

Noticed last night that the last 3 movies I've watched all starred Mark Strong as the villain. And he's always a good one!

1-Sherlock Holmes...first one with Downey Jr
2-Kick Ass...better each time I see it, great origin story
3-John Carter....far better flick than I expected

...and in the last month:
-Green Lantern....ugh

Wasn't that long ago I watched Sunshine again, another movie where you don't want to tangle with him. LOL
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 11:29 AM

Last movie I saw was Ivan the Terrible Part 2 and last tv show I saw was Fringe.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 11:39 AM

Movie: The Troll Hunter. And I wished I hadn't. Poor.

TV: All the Red Dwarf series on the run-up to NEW series 10. Awesome!
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 04:27 PM

Last movie was Iron Sky

last TV prog was NCIS series 8 episode 8

Looking forward to the second episode of China on 4 Wheels next sunday on BBC, what a contrast in living between the city and the country
Posted By: adlabs6

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 04:38 PM

Last movie was "Phantom of the Opera" with Claude Rains. I took the time to watch it because I realized that I could not remember having seen the story fully through. Fine picture.

Last TV show was a rerun of Adam-12. I've watched a few of those lately. Seems like a great show.
Posted By: Falstar

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 04:38 PM

Weeds, Breaking Bad, Anger Management, Warehouse 13
Posted By: carrick58

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 04:41 PM

popcorn Last time at the movies was John Carter and that Aliens movie. ( cant remember the name a prequel I think) TV; Hell on Wheels, Tombstone, and Love Actually. and The Apartment smash
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Movie: The Troll Hunter. And I wished I hadn't. Poor.

TV: All the Red Dwarf series on the run-up to NEW series 10. Awesome!
Really enjoyed the Norwegian Tourist Board advert they call Troll Hunter, it was a good laugh and the scenery was fantastic
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: carrick58
and that Aliens movie. ( cant remember the name a prequel I think)
You mean "Prometheus"? I guess the film didn't leave that strong of an impression! biggrin
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 07:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Alicatt
Originally Posted By: Chucky
Movie: The Troll Hunter. And I wished I hadn't. Poor.

TV: All the Red Dwarf series on the run-up to NEW series 10. Awesome!
Really enjoyed the Norwegian Tourist Board advert they call Troll Hunter, it was a good laugh and the scenery was fantastic


I watched Troll Hunter just last night.
I don't know why, but I liked it. I guess the trolls were just so realistic looking and yet silly that it was fun to watch.
And then after a while they didn't know how to end it, so they just quit. LOL
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 08:23 PM

I was actually enjoying it up until the Troll appeared.
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 08:28 PM

Happy to see some of you guys enjoying Troll Hunter, it's a movie that is even better when you know your norwegian fairlytales and folklore, and also the local things they make fun of smile

Last movie: Expendables 2

Last TV show: Warehouse 13, latest episode. I am enjoying Brent Spinner's appearances in this season.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 08:31 PM

Last TV show I watched was "Archer", before that "Flight Of The Conchords"...

Watched "Good Night And Good Luck" yesterday and was thinking of "Beowulf & Grendel" now...
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 08:38 PM

Last movie (theatre): The Amazing Spider-Man
Last Movie (DVD): Patriot Games
Last TV show: Pawn Stars

v6,
boNes
Posted By: Old Dux

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/12 08:53 PM

This afternoon...David Lean's 1945 film Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. From the days when they considered it necessary to employ actors.

This evening it was also mainly about fiction. Something to do with England's aspiration to 2014 World Cup greatness.
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/12/12 12:47 PM

BTW I had a "bad/cheesy movie" party a while back and the movie we watched was "Troll Hunter." I fell asleep just after the trolls first start appearing, heh.

v6,
boNes
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/12/12 12:50 PM

Whenever I get the urge to get a great laugh from watching a bad movie, I just put in one of my Mystery Science Theatre 3000 dvd's. They're the masters! smile
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/12/12 12:56 PM

I usually default to "Airplane" or "Horrible Bosses."

v6,
boNes
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/16/12 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: bones
Last movie (theatre): The Amazing Spider-Man
Last Movie (DVD): Patriot Games
Last TV show: Pawn Stars

v6,
boNes

Lol, They have been having marathon showings of this recently and I can't keep from watching them.

At least once in a while you do see something of historical value on the show so having it on the History channel is not as much of a stretch as "Ice Road Truckers" and the other reality shows they show now.


Wheels
Posted By: Charlie_SB

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/16/12 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Movie: The Troll Hunter. And I wished I hadn't. Poor.

TV: All the Red Dwarf series on the run-up to NEW series 10. Awesome!


You must have your head screwed on backwards. The troll hunter is epic, I really thought it was a smart film. I watched red dwarf the other day and I remember it being much better. Anyways, to each his own I guess.

I am almost through season four of "Breaking bad" and that is one good tv-series.

-C-
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/17/12 12:38 AM

Dallas - 2012: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723760/

Lol, the television series on TNT. biggrin

I was a die hard Dallas fan in the 1980's. I got hooked in the "Who shot JR" fever of the second season and watched it regularly until its Finale. I wasn't going to give this one a chance since I didn't think it would be any good or interest me after all these years. Flipping through the "On Demand" list I came across the first four episodes.

Seeing JR, Bobby, Sue Ellen, Cliff Barnes, and several other originals again was a gas and the new story lines with the kids were good in an unabashedly 1980's greed is good way. I just got finished watching the first four episodes and I am hooked again.


Wheels
Posted By: Legend

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/17/12 02:22 AM

Prometheus.

Not nearly as good as I hoped it would be. Although it had its moments.

...and for the record, I think Troll Hunter was an excellent film smile
Posted By: Tarnsman

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/17/12 02:29 AM

The Borgias (Season1) w/Jeremy Irons
Posted By: KublaKhan

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/17/12 02:34 AM

I'm watching House, MD.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/17/12 02:39 AM

While nursing a broken ulna...

TV series: Bleak Expectations (also excellent ~ though different plots as a radio series).

Film: The China Syndrome
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/17/12 03:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Legend
Prometheus.

Not nearly as good as I hoped it would be. Although it had its moments.

We've had some really good discussions about Prometheus over in the Outer Space forum.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/22/12 05:45 AM

The Clearing @ IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0331952/

Main cast:
  1. Robert Redford
  2. Helen Mirren
  3. Willem Dafoe

Dafoe as a disgruntled former employee holding his former boss (Redford) as a hostage.


Wheels
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/22/12 06:36 AM


"The Next Three Days" - Russel Crowe is a college prof and father to a little boy, his wife is arrested and prosecuted for murder. She gets so depressed she attempts suicide, then tries to break ties with the family. Crowe thinks she's having a breakdown, and that despite court records, that she's innocent. He becomes driven to break her out of jail.

That description sounds implausible. Yet the movie itself, well acted by all involved, actually seems to remain pretty plausible from start to finish...a rarity from Hollywood these days! I rate it an 8/10.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/12 04:06 AM

Went and saw "The Expendables 2" today.
For me the best part of the movie was when Chuck Norris showed up the first time. smile

It's not one I will go see at the theatre again but I would be willing to catch it again at home. I do think it needs to be seen on the big screen the first time to get its full over the top effect.

It didn't quite take 10 years but the last movie I saw at a theatre was the James Bond flick "Die Another Day" in 2003. Looking forward with great expectation to my next movie theatre experience in 2021. I figure by then Stallone will be doing his last Rambo flick. biggrin


Wheels
Posted By: Weasel_Keeper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/12 04:14 AM

Last movie was last night. I watched "Water For Elephants". Not too bad, Christoph Waltz is crazy badass in every movie! Robert Pattinson was the lead as "Jacob"...but all I could see was him as "Edward" in the Twilight movies (weird twist)...lol. Reese Witherspoon is always pretty hot. I might give it 3 out of 5 stars.
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/12 04:44 AM

The Lorax: it was just ok.

T.V. football.
Posted By: Harry-the-Ruskie

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/12 06:56 AM

Prometheus.

And before that, Snowwhite and the Huntsmen

Appparently getting a good dose of Charlize Theron these days.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/12 12:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Harry-the-Ruskie
Prometheus.

And before that, Snowwhite and the Huntsmen

Appparently getting a good dose of Charlize Theron these days.
You can never get enough Charlize. smile
Posted By: Wrecking Crew

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/12 03:01 PM

Ummm, we watched Hysteria on cable last night...

My wife thought it was pretty funny and liked it - I thought it was awkward in a bunch of places; and Maggie was not soo attractive IMHO.



Tonight we are going to watch Battleship for the second time - along with a few more in the family who've not seen it. I want to see how many more 'other movie scenes' I can spot. I saw scenes from Titanic, Butch Cassidy, Master & Commander, Independence Day... Transformers :-) Good tongue-in-cheek fun.


WC
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/12 06:50 PM

Prometheus- not to good. And Charlize Theron role kinda sucked.

T.V. football
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/24/12 05:38 AM

I just got finished watching the Amazing Stories episode "The Mission"

Amazing Stories - "The Mission": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0511124/


Wheels
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/24/12 08:01 PM

I decided to see Dredd this weekend. It was much better than stallone's attempt years ago. Theater was almost empty though.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/24/12 08:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Theater was almost empty though.
That's because the film tanked at the box office,

http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3530&p=.htm
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/25/12 01:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
I decided to see Dredd this weekend. It was much better than stallone's attempt years ago. Theater was almost empty though.

There were only 5 people in the theatre when I saw "The Expendables 2" on Saturday.


Wheels
Posted By: Jayhawk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/25/12 01:31 AM

Last movie I saw was "Avengers", which I finally got around to watch via pay-TV pay-per-view in its full HD glory and AC3 surround sound. Sadly, I missed it in the theaters. frown

Last TV-show was Strike Back Season 1 (yes, working my way backwards smile ).
Posted By: Wrecking Crew

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/25/12 07:16 PM

My wife wants me to watch The Hunger Games tonight - what? 2 1/2 hours it looks to be. That seriously cuts into Warthog time...

WC
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/25/12 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Wrecking Crew
My wife wants me to watch The Hunger Games tonight -


Why anyone over the age of 20 would be interested in seeing that movie is beyond me but hey, it's just my 2 cents. smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/25/12 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk
Last movie I saw was "Avengers", which I finally got around to watch via pay-TV pay-per-view in its full HD glory and AC3 surround sound. Sadly, I missed it in the theaters. frown

Hey, part of the film even took place in your hood! wink
Posted By: Jayhawk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/25/12 09:04 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Jayhawk
Last movie I saw was "Avengers", which I finally got around to watch via pay-TV pay-per-view in its full HD glory and AC3 surround sound. Sadly, I missed it in the theaters. frown

Hey, part of the film even took place in your hood! wink



Actually closer to Para Bellum's hood (Stuttgart is in the neighboring - and rival! - State of Baden-Württemberg) wink
Posted By: Bearcat99

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/25/12 11:44 PM

Last night I watched "The Skin I Live In" with Antonio Banderas.. it was .. an interesting flick. The only T/V. series that I try to catch are Game ofd Thrones which is not due back till the spring I think .. and Boardwalk Empire which just got back.. I like hell on Wheels and Boss but I can do the catch up thing on those.. As far s theater movies go The Bourne Legacy was the last one I went to see.. it was OK.. I may go see Looper.. I like time travel stuff.. I think "The Time Traveler's Wife" ss a great movie.. I still have yet to see "Prometheus", "Battleship", "The Grey" .. and a whole bunch of others.. RedBox is my friend... smile
Posted By: Harry-the-Ruskie

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/26/12 06:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Navigator
Prometheus- not to good. And Charlize Theron role kinda sucked.

T.V. football


I agree. But Charlize is Charlize. She looks great even if the role sucked smile

Noomi Rapace pretty not bad too. I saw a couple of her films and she's certainly not shy about picking controversial roles, eg. Daisy Diamond. Her Prometheus scene with the auto-Caesarean machine freaked me out.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/26/12 11:35 AM

Vickers couldn't have been that smart anyway since she couldn't figure out how to run perpendicular to a rolling spaceship so she would avoid getting crushed.
Posted By: Friday

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/26/12 12:11 PM

I saw Looper the other night, just finished Breaking bad (damn, I can't believe I have to wait to see the other half of the series!) and am now working my way through the Inbetweeners.

On a side note, I didn't think that The hunger games wasn't too bad, I quite enjoyed it, I do like Woody Harrelson and every time I see him I think back to the scene with his landlord in Kingpin eek2
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/26/12 07:41 PM

Season premiers of NCIS and NCIS:LA.

NCIS: Meh, a bit of a disappointment.

NCIS:LA: Nice twist at the end. I wasn't expecting what happened. It almost made me like Miguel Ferrer.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/26/12 08:00 PM

Miguel Ferrer is a good actor. Earliest thing I saw him in was Star Trek III.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/26/12 11:45 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Miguel Ferrer is a good actor. Earliest thing I saw him in was Star Trek III.


Something about him just doesn't click with me. I can't even put a finger on it. I won't turn a movie or show off when he's in it, but I surely won't seek out a movie just for him.
Posted By: Gille

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 07:09 AM

Kill List 6/10 - British film about two ex-soldiers who now kill for money. Unfortunately for them their latest assignment goes very wrong.
While the acting and characters were well portrayed I didn't think the plot made much sense and left too much to guess work. The film obviously got some inspiration from a certain early seventies British horror film I won't name.
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 04:51 PM

Zyzzyx Road- with Catherine Heigl. The acting was good the over all story was not imo.
Posted By: Colt40Five

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 04:57 PM

I've been going through Strike Back recently. Started out as a 6 ep series on Sky in the UK and then Cinemax took it over and has put out 2 more seasons(season 3 has 3 eps left I believe) of 10 eps each. Really well done show about a covert operations team fighting doze ebil turrists.

I found it amusing that as soon as Cinemax took over production hardly an episode goes by without some pretty young thing getting naked on camera. It's also nice to see actors work in their native accent. In this case I'm talking about Andrew Lincoln(of Walking Dead fame). It always amazes me how some actors can swap so easily from accent to accent without giving their native one away.

If you're in the mood for some tacticool action give it a shot.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 06:31 PM

TV: Season 1 of 24, episodes 5 & 6. One of the best seasons of any show on tv.

Movie: the Expendables. Saw Stallone's truck on a car show, thought I'd check it out again. Fell asleep somewhere around 20 minutes in.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Harry-the-Ruskie
Noomi Rapace pretty not bad too. ... Her Prometheus scene with the auto-Caesarean machine freaked me out.


I started feeling a little sick during that scene.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 07:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Jayhawk
Last movie I saw was "Avengers", which I finally got around to watch via pay-TV pay-per-view in its full HD glory and AC3 surround sound. Sadly, I missed it in the theaters. frown

Hey, part of the film even took place in your hood! wink



Actually closer to Para Bellum's hood (Stuttgart is in the neighboring - and rival! - State of Baden-Württemberg) wink


I was about to make a comment on PM's statement there. If I remember Germany correctly, you have to drive 3 or 4 hours up A8 to get to Stuttgart.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 07:26 PM

Yeah, for some reason I thought they were in Munich, not Stuttgart in "The Avengers". DOH!
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 07:32 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Yeah, for some reason I thought they were in Munich, not Stuttgart in "The Avengers". DOH!


I wonder if they shot that scene on location? I don't recall there being anything distinctively German in that scene (other than the actors). They could have shot it on a set. I have to admit though, the only parts of Stuttgart I've seen are the airport terminal and the entrance onto the autobahn. biggrin
Posted By: Jayhawk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1


I have to admit though, the only part of Stuttgart I've seen is the airport terminal and the entrance onto the autobahn. biggrin


Then you have seen pretty much all the highlights Stuttgart has to offer. duck biggrin
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 07:45 PM

Yesterday: Das Boot (director's cut, german language)
Just hit play on "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (Alec Guiness).
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1


I wonder if they shot that scene on location?
Apparently not! Now the question is, where was the production really located when it was supposed to be "Stuttgart"? Was it somewhere in Ohio? LOL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/locations
Posted By: Jayhawk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 08:31 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Vertigo1


I wonder if they shot that scene on location?
Apparently not! Now the question is, where was the production really located when it was supposed to be "Stuttgart"? Was it somewhere in Ohio? LOL

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/locations


And, why Stuttgart, of all places? Is Loki a Mercedes fan?
Posted By: Jayhawk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/27/12 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Colt40Five
I've been going through Strike Back recently. Started out as a 6 ep series on Sky in the UK and then Cinemax took it over and has put out 2 more seasons(season 3 has 3 eps left I believe) of 10 eps each. Really well done show about a covert operations team fighting doze ebil turrists.

I found it amusing that as soon as Cinemax took over production hardly an episode goes by without some pretty young thing getting naked on camera. It's also nice to see actors work in their native accent. In this case I'm talking about Andrew Lincoln(of Walking Dead fame). It always amazes me how some actors can swap so easily from accent to accent without giving their native one away.

If you're in the mood for some tacticool action give it a shot.


I just finished Season 1 and am now halfway through season 2 (more thoroughly this time, since I only discovered the show on TV when they were 2/3 into Season 2). Seems like half the "Game of Thrones" cast is in it, too (so far Ser Davos Seaworth and Ser Jorah Mormont). smile
Posted By: Dervish

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/28/12 01:33 AM

Prometheus


regretted that one
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/28/12 04:43 AM

Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men's new season openers.

Imo both shows are playing the gay angle for laughs too often.


Wheels
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/01/12 09:37 PM

Yesterday: Smiley's People

Today: Peep Show (I'd watched season 1-3 when aired on TV, so starting with Season 4 & 5).
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/01/12 11:17 PM

I watched an episode of Haven last night and have been working on the computer today entering my lawn business data into quickbooks since it is raining here too much to mow.
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/08/12 01:19 AM

Movie, Dark Shadows- it was good

T.V, Once upon a time- was good
Posted By: Legend

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/08/12 02:41 AM

Finished season 2 of Hawaii Five-0 yesterday. I think I've said it before: If you see someone driving a foreign car you know he's the Baddie of the Week™. Apart from that, I've yet to see one single good foreigner.
Plus the format is a bit tiring: Five-0 always finds something overlooked by the forensic experts, they have ridiculously far-fetched hunches that always turn out to be correct and the criminals used are not really the brightest as well.

Yes I know. I could also start reading a book.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/08/12 02:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Legend
Finished season 2 of Hawaii Five-0 yesterday. I think I've said it before: If you see someone driving a foreign car you know he's the Baddie of the Week™. Apart from that, I've yet to see one single good foreigner.
Plus the format is a bit tiring: Five-0 always finds something overlooked by the forensic experts, they have ridiculously far-fetched hunches that always turn out to be correct and the criminals used are not really the brightest as well.

Pretty much all of your cop/crime dramas on network tv are pretty formulaic. The cable shows are at least more creative.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/15/12 02:27 AM

Sergeant York with Gary Cooper.

Sergeant York (1941): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034167/


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/15/12 02:28 AM

Master & Commander
Posted By: Dunolde

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/15/12 02:34 AM

Last movie rented was "Snow White and the Huntsman." I realize it was panned by the "critics" but you cannot always go by what they have to say. I thought for sure that Charlize could carry the whole movie just by being Charlize. Well, the critics were right! Special effects were great and Charlize was, well, Charlize! Worth seeing, but not a great movie.
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/15/12 03:43 AM


TV- The Neighbors - light comedy, couple moves to suburbs only to discover their entire subdivision is populated by aliens. Seems a bit inspired by 3rd Rock, but with more from humans. Actually not bad. 6.5/10

TV- The Inbetweeners - comedy about 4 boys growing up. Uhg. Don't bother...its a shot for shot, word for word remake of the much better Brit original...sort of unsuccessfully "Americanized-Badly". Leave it to MTV to copy a good successful show and fail. Instead watch the British boys do the same material better, more believably, and end with a feature movie. 4/10

Movies - Rock of Ages - the 80's are back....well not really! Yes, this is a super-cheesy MUSICAL...and even inappropriate dancing...Oddly enough, it's not nearly as cringeworthy as I'd expected, was more fun than expected, was funnier and more entertaining. And I HATE musicals! 7/10

TV - Sons Of Anarchy, Season 5 - the trials and tribulations of a fictional motorcycle gang's trek through global organized crime, and the law enforcers looking to take them down. One of the best TV shows in years, with an episode just two weeks ago so stunning that everyone at work was talking about it... 9/10
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 03:41 AM

T.V. Once upon a time and Football.

No new movies for me the past week or so.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 03:44 AM

Watched Charlie Wilson's War last night. it was ok.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 03:51 AM

Made the colossal mistake of watching "Alex Cross".

Ugh.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 04:41 AM

TV...the walking dead (better and better this season)
Movie...The Aviator (excellent)
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 05:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Movie...The Aviator (excellent)


I watched The Aviator last week and thought it was quite forgettable. Didn't like DeCaprio's portrayal of Hughes all that much either.
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 06:48 AM


Tropo de Elite 2: the Enemy Within
Military police continue their battles against drug gangs in Rio De Janeiro, only to see the enemies they expected lose power to other powers...based closely on the real world events in Rio, this movie and its earlier first movie are great companions to "City of God/City of Men" that are about the gangs and people living in the slums (Favellas).

-great script, great characters, intense, well acted, great shootouts that seem much more "real" than you normally see in movies...I'm talking approaching "Heat" in quality! Look for street battles with 7.62 NATO battle rifles (Imbel made FN FAL's domestically made high quality FAL's), corruption, people under high stress, competing agendas...

-downside is since it's in Portugese (I think it was meant only for Brazilian domestic viewers), it's all subtitles, which I have no problem with...except that in this movie sometimes the dialogue goes fast enough/complex enough that I needed to pause it so I could actually read all the dialogue! Frankly this is a minor quibble I'd put up with EVERY time for movies this good...considering some of the junk Hollywood's shoved in our faces in recent years.

I'm gonna rate this one 9/10, same for the first movie
Posted By: ForSquirrels

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 06:55 AM

Watched 5 year engagement with my girlfriend on Friday night. It was alright.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 12:18 PM

Originally Posted By: ForSquirrels
Watched 5 year engagement with my girlfriend on Friday night. It was alright.
I got dragged to see this one in the theatre. At least Emily Blunt was nice eye candy.
Posted By: Gille

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 11:25 PM

The Darkest Hour - I quite enjoyed this Sci-Fi Alien invasion film. I also thought it was better than Skyline. It was also interesting to see a film set in Moscow.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/29/12 11:59 PM

Beowulf & Grendel ~ interesting 'layered' film with the understated action and ambivalence of motive mixed with the bard's heroic poem. Not the Hollywood CGI'd version, but the Icelandic/Canadian Film.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/30/12 12:14 AM

The location made Darkest Hour. Certainly open for a sequel.
I really liked the cgi Beowulf, although I think it was mainly a tech demonstration.
Posted By: Gille

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/30/12 10:54 AM

Cleanskin

A brutal and intelligent thriller starring Sean Bean who is excellent as usual. I enjoyed the film and thought it did well to humanize both the home grown Jihadists and the Security agents.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 01:33 AM

Watched War Horse last night. It took a little bit for it to finally get moving, but I enjoyed it.
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 01:43 AM

BBC Horizon - How Small is the Universe.

I love when they give size analogies about atomic structure or space so you can kind of grasp the reality. One show had a scientist say that if our solar system was the size of a DVD, the Milky Way would stretch from the Earth to the moon. Cool!
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 02:19 AM

The Incredible Hulk even though I have the DVD its on FOX in HD right now. Love the carnage.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 02:23 AM

Originally Posted By: JimK
The Incredible Hulk even though I have the DVD its on FOX in HD right now. Love the carnage.


Did not like Tim Roth in that movie whatsoever.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 03:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Originally Posted By: JimK
The Incredible Hulk even though I have the DVD its on FOX in HD right now. Love the carnage.


Did not like Tim Roth in that movie whatsoever.


Ya, he was rather sinister for sure. nope
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 03:47 AM

Night of the comet. Pure cheese. Love it.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 04:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Clydewinder
Night of the comet. Pure cheese. Love it.

Is that the one with Catherine Mary Stewart?

Night of the Comet (1984): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087799/


Wheels
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 04:18 AM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted By: Clydewinder
Night of the comet. Pure cheese. Love it.

Is that the one with Catherine Mary Stewart?


Catherine Mary Stewart?

I think I may watch The Last Starfighter again.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 04:33 AM

"Night of the Comet" was a staple of late night cable tv in the late 80's.

Ah the memories.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 01:31 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted By: Clydewinder
Night of the comet. Pure cheese. Love it.

Is that the one with Catherine Mary Stewart?

Night of the Comet (1984): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087799/


Wheels


thumbsup bananadance
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 02:09 PM

At the theatre: Sinister
On cable: 21 Jump Street (the remake, omg)
On DVD: Band of Brothers: "Replacements"
On BluRay: Cabin in the Woods
On an airplane: This Means War

" We're reviving a canceled undercover project from the '80s and revamping it for modern times. The people behind this lack creativity and they've run out of ideas, so what they do now is just recycle s*** from the past and hope that nobody will notice."

As bad as the remake was, this line in "21 Jump Street" was brilliant in that it also poked fun at itself.

v6,
boNes
Posted By: Mace71

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 02:17 PM

Last movie at the cinema was Skyfall, last TV show was Ep4 of Walking Dead.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/12 02:19 PM

watched Snow White and the Huntsman with my kids on Sunday. I hate Christine Stewart but she was ok in this movie and over all a good kid flick.

On Sat I brought my 8 year old to see Wreck it Ralph, I was dreading it but needing some bonding time w/my little guy and we laughed our ass off. There was a lot of adult humor and a lot of the other adults were laughing as well.
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/07/12 05:53 AM

Originally Posted By: ForSquirrels
Watched 5 year engagement with my girlfriend on Friday night. It was alright.


"A 5 hour snoozefest" more like!



"Savages" was decent.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/07/12 06:45 AM

Movie: Pirates of Silicon Valley....great movie, especially for one made for tv. Had a programming teacher that new Gates/Jobs back then. Said it was pretty accurate other than leaving out a lot of important people.

TV: That 70's Show. Never watched it when it was on, but I'm hooked on the reruns. Kurtwood Smith cracks me up in every scene. LOL
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/10/12 05:00 AM

Caught "The Hunters" on cable yesterday. Still love watching the F-86 flying sequences in that movie.


Wheels
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/10/12 07:33 AM

Wicked Tuna on the National Geographic Channel. I watch it regularly and the funny thing is that I saw one of the captains in Best Buy today. I did a double take and almost said something to him, but he looked in a hurry.

Snow White and the Huntsman. Not bad. I could have done without the seige on the castle part, though.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/12 11:49 PM

Watched Safe Men with Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/12 05:48 AM

Last film - Skyfall

Last tv show - don't watch those much any more!
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/12 05:52 AM

The Devils Brigade was on The Military Channel again today.

The Devil's Brigade (1968): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062886/


Wheels
Posted By: Colt40Five

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/12 03:23 PM

I saw "End of Watch" last night and thought it was pretty good. It kind of falls between found footage and regular cinematography but it was visually interesting that's for sure. Good action with an emotional underpinning. well worth a watch imo.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/14/12 04:08 AM

Saw Skyfall.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/14/12 04:36 AM

I saw "The Survivors" with Robin Williams, Walter Matthau and Jerry Reed.

The Survivors (1983): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086397/

The Survivors (1983) trailer

Standard Definition: http://youtu.be/UX7xqrkqbyo


Wheels
Posted By: Sykstring

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/14/12 07:26 AM

TV Show. Rules of Engagement.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/15/12 04:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Sykstring
TV Show. Rules of Engagement.

I happen to like that series but they keep dropping it from the prime time schedule.


Wheels
Posted By: Sykstring

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/15/12 05:45 AM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted By: Sykstring
TV Show. Rules of Engagement.

I happen to like that series but they keep dropping it from the prime time schedule.


Wheels


When I was living in San Diego a month ago it was on from 7 PM to 8 PM I think. That was just on the basic Cox cable that came from the wall to my TV. I think it was on USA network, but not sure. Seems like such a long time ago now.
Posted By: KRT_Bong

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/16/12 12:09 PM

Looper, an interesting Movie, rather predictable plot but on a side note features a topless Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) playing a hooker. An actress I like, but she could do with a little help upstairs.
Posted By: TailFlamer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/16/12 12:48 PM

Last time I was in front of the TV was to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix a couple weeks ago.
I'll be watching some today, tomorrow and Sunday (US Grand Prix coverage on Speed). Then I probably won't be watching anything until the Nov 23-25 for the coverage of the Grand Prix of Brasil.

I'm not much into TV anymore, as you can see. It bores me, for the most part. Not at all into movies and certainly not star struck as I really can't name hardly any of the 'stars'.
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/16/12 12:55 PM

Last movie i saw was "The Candidate" on PPV
Posted By: Bearcat99

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/16/12 08:30 PM

Future Weapons in on the Military Channel now.. Last movie was Flight with Denzel Washington.. Great movie.
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/17/12 12:36 AM

I watched the girl with the dragon tattoo last night and then the wolfman with Lon Chaney, Jr.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/17/12 03:03 AM

Underworld: Awakening. I was disappointed with the story but it was nice seeing Kate Beckinsale as Selene again.
Posted By: Gille

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/18/12 10:57 AM

I've just watched 'The Raid' if you like ultra violent martial art/action films I would highly recommend it. The fight choreography used a martial art I haven't heard of before called Silat which had a distinctive look to it. There was plenty of gun and machete action too.

The story begins when a police swat team raid a fortress tower block to take out a drug lord. Things soon go wrong and a frantic fight for survival ensures.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/18/12 11:24 AM

Killer Joe.

Great performance by Matthew McConaughey.
Quite a violent film,with nudity (Juno Temple is sooooo cute) biggrin

After watching you may never look at a piece of KFC in the same light again hahaha
Posted By: reconmercs

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/18/12 01:22 PM

Just saw Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed last night. It was pretty good for a lower budget WWII film, if you like the original Saints and Soldiers, you'll like this one yep

The Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OTCLap8juo
Posted By: Snakeyes

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/18/12 04:45 PM

That's my boy with Adam Sandler. It was funny, but really raunchy. I can see why it bombed at the theatres.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/18/12 05:08 PM

I've been watching Blood & Chrome and its pretty darn good so far.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/18/12 09:03 PM

Watched the Marx Brothers in A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races.

So much better than the so-called "comedy" today.
Posted By: Gille

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/12 10:23 AM

Let The Bullets Fly - Madcap Chinese Spaghetti style western, set during the warring 1920s. I really enjoyed it, the acting was great and the plot was complex and full of twists. In this film you have to really pay attention to the subtitles as the pace of the dialogue is very quick. I also liked the intermixing of cultures in the film.
Posted By: 531 Ghost

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/12 11:00 AM

Just last night, I watched, "A Christmas Story". A classic, among classics.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/12 03:10 PM

Originally Posted By: 531 Ghost
Just last night, I watched, "A Christmas Story". A classic, among classics.

I have never seen the full movie in one sitting. I have caught bits and pieces over the years that probably add up to the full movie but I have never sat down and watched it from start to finish.


Wheels
Posted By: 531 Ghost

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/12 03:12 PM

Wheels! Yer killin' me! You've GOT to sit down long enough to watch the whole movie, start to finish, many times. winkngrin
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/12 06:35 PM

Ghost,thanks for the movie recommendation.
Your enthusiasm got my interest.

I have never seen this film (not sure how) but it was wonderful!
Posted By: Snakeyes

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/07/12 10:11 AM

Skyfall
Posted By: 531 Ghost

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/07/12 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Ghost,thanks for the movie recommendation.
Your enthusiasm got my interest.

I have never seen this film (not sure how) but it was wonderful!


See!? Glad I could help!
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/12 04:14 PM

Destination Tokyo (1943): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035799/


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/12 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Destination Tokyo (1943): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035799/


Wheels
Wow, talk about being topical! A film that came out 2 years after the war started between Japan and the US!
Posted By: carrick58

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/12 04:28 PM

thumbsup War Movie : Destination Tokyo (1943)

Peace : A Christmas Carol ( The 1930's version with A. Slim as Scrooge)
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/12 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: carrick58

Peace : A Christmas Carol ( The 1930's version with A. Slim as Scrooge)
I believe this version is considered to be the best one by most cinemaphiles.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/19/12 05:18 AM

Originally Posted By: carrick58
thumbsup War Movie : Destination Tokyo (1943)

Peace : A Christmas Carol ( The 1930's version with A. Slim as Scrooge)

If that is the version of "A Christmas Carol" I think it is it scared the caca out of me as a kid. My parents let me stay up past midnight to watch the movie and I couldn't sleep the rest of the night.


Wheels
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/19/12 06:01 AM

That one scared the crap out of my son when he was younger. Didn't make it past the door knocker.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/07/13 04:18 AM

I wasn't going to give Daniel Craig a shot as Bond but a friend wanted to see Skyfall. I am definitely not disappointed with his portrayal of Bond. smile

Skyfall: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1074638/


Wheels
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 05:32 AM

I saw the original "Oceans 11" on TCM today.
Seeing what Las Vegas looked like in 1959/1960 was a trip.


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 01:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
I saw the original "Oceans 11" on TCM today.
Seeing what Las Vegas looked like in 1959/1960 was a trip.


Wheels
Apparently there's a new show coming soon starring Dennis Quaid that takes place in early 1960's Vegas.
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 01:50 PM

24, Season 1, 6:00PM-7:00PM. Been rewatching this series for the first time in 12 years, as Joanna has never seen it before and is now totally addicted!

Last movie: "Parental Guidance"

v6,
boNes
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 02:01 PM

Resident Evil... Retribution. Its not good. screwy
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Navigator
Resident Evil... Retribution. Its not good. screwy
Those RE films keep Milla Jovovich working though!
Posted By: Mace71

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 02:40 PM

Lincoln. Hard going but DDL is excellent.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 02:56 PM

Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
Lincoln. Hard going but DDL is excellent.
Indeed he was. DDL is one of the most absolutely gifted actors I've ever seen. Every film of his that I've seen I've always been deeply impressed.
Posted By: Sluggish Controls

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 03:02 PM

Watched "Jack Reacher" last night.
Some good lines made me smile a few times, but that was it nope

Cheers,
Slug
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/13 11:46 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
I saw the original "Oceans 11" on TCM today.
Seeing what Las Vegas looked like in 1959/1960 was a trip.


Wheels

Apparently there's a new show coming soon starring Dennis Quaid that takes place in early 1960's Vegas.

It has already started airing.
Vegas: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2262383/


Wheels
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 12:07 AM

i watched a few episodes of twilight zone last night. today was too busy with a brake hose on wife's truck, and updating books with some checks I got today. Then played Napoleon total war a while until son requested some time on steam. might just have to set him up with his own account 'cause we cannot both log onto mine at the same time.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 06:49 AM

Originally Posted By: coasty
i watched a few episodes of twilight zone last night. today was too busy with a brake hose on wife's truck, and updating books with some checks I got today. Then played Napoleon total war a while until son requested some time on steam. might just have to set him up with his own account 'cause we cannot both log onto mine at the same time.

The Twilight Zone is one of those classic TV series that never seems to get old to me. Do you remember the episodes that you watched?


Wheels
Posted By: Harry-the-Ruskie

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 07:00 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
Lincoln. Hard going but DDL is excellent.
Indeed he was. DDL is one of the most absolutely gifted actors I've ever seen. Every film of his that I've seen I've always been deeply impressed.


He was superb in 'There Will Be Blood' and so was Paul Dano in the same film though Paul appear to have been relegated to a afterthought in his recent appearance in the 'Looper'. But of course 'Looper' is not a dramatic piece compared to 'There Will be Blood'
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 01:35 PM

What I like about the original "Twilight Zone" is just how far ahead of the times it was. There was nothing else like it on tv in the early 60's and the acting for the most part was quite good!
Posted By: Mace71

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
Lincoln. Hard going but DDL is excellent.
Indeed he was. DDL is one of the most absolutely gifted actors I've ever seen. Every film of his that I've seen I've always been deeply impressed.


Just read he's up for best actor in Oscar nominations and there are 11 more for Lincoln.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/10/oscars-2013-baftas-2013
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
Just read he's up for best actor in Oscar nominations and there are 11 more for Lincoln.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/10/oscars-2013-baftas-2013
Yup, I saw that too yesterday. I hope he wins.
Posted By: Sykstring

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 03:40 PM

Futurama. Frye's poor dog waited for him and Frye never cloned him because he thought his dog forgot him.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
What I like about the original "Twilight Zone" is just how far ahead of the times it was. There was nothing else like it on tv in the early 60's and the acting for the most part was quite good!

Even Shatner had a couple of good roles in it.


Wheels
Posted By: Hyena

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 05:08 PM

Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony.

Ponies are pretty good, if yer forced to watch shows with the kids. Shortcake = blech
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Max Power
Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Pony.

Ponies are pretty good, if yer forced to watch shows with the kids. Shortcake = blech
I guess you guys are big into retro 80's? wink
Posted By: Murphy

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 05:24 PM

Battlestar Galactica Panzer....thanks to you.... wink

Just kidding...but I did watch it.
A little too much 'fracking'....but other than that....it was OK.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 05:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Murphy
Battlestar Galactica Panzer....thanks to you.... wink

Just kidding...but I did watch it.
A little too much 'fracking'....but other than that....it was OK.


Cool. I assume you are talking about the reimagined series and not the original 1978 show right? biggrin
Posted By: Murphy

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 07:32 PM

Don't know!
Was there 2?

I just watched the TV series....the longgggg series.
After you recommended it.

Are you screwing with me?.....lol....I'm onto you PM..... duel
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 07:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Murphy
Don't know!
Was there 2?

I just watched the TV series....the longgggg series.
After you recommended it.

Are you screwing with me?.....lol....I'm onto you PM..... duel


LOL! If the one you watched had Edward James Olmos in it then you watched the good one. If the one you watched had Lorne Greene then you watched the crappy one. smile
Posted By: Murphy

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 07:54 PM

I watched the right "FRACKING" one PM biggrin
Posted By: Mace71

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Sluggish Controls
Watched "Jack Reacher" last night.
Some good lines made me smile a few times, but that was it nope

Cheers,
Slug


I liked it actually, I thought Cruise's character was quite interesting. And, there was Rosamund Pike to look at too smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
And, there was Rosamund Pike to look at too smile
Yeah, she's pretty nice looking. I first saw her in one of the Pierce Brosnan Bond films. I think it was "Die Another Day".
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/13 09:54 PM

one of the ones I watched last night was about a future (Rod proposed 2000) where everyone was beautiful and "happy", with a transformation process into one of a few body styles. The young girl was having second thoughts about conformity. In the end she became a type 8 like her friend Val.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/11/13 05:25 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Murphy
Don't know!
Was there 2?

I just watched the TV series....the longgggg series.
After you recommended it.

Are you screwing with me?.....lol....I'm onto you PM..... duel


LOL! If the one you watched had Edward James Olmos in it then you watched the good one. If the one you watched had Lorne Greene then you watched the crappy one. smile

Any series that had Jane Seymour in it in her prime can't be all that bad.


Wheels
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/11/13 05:29 AM

Originally Posted By: coasty
one of the ones I watched last night was about a future (Rod proposed 2000) where everyone was beautiful and "happy", with a transformation process into one of a few body styles. The young girl was having second thoughts about conformity. In the end she became a type 8 like her friend Val.

Yep, I remember that episode well.

"Number 12 Looks Just Like You"


Wheels
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/11/13 06:29 AM

Mostly watch stuff that my 7 year old daughter likes... I do watch my own stuff, and more in terms of variety... but for sheer quantity it is 'her' choices.

So...

A lot of LOTR, on as a trilogy every month or so... one per day over 3 days (VHS, standard editions).

She enjoyed "The Hobbit" when we took her to it for her Birthday and has confirmed wanting the DVD when it is available (as a late present).

She does like some of the Disney movies ~ but these come and go in popularity, while the Tolkein has been a firm favourite since she first had "The Hobbit" as a book, and "The Fellowship" as her first (Tolkein) video.

Current 'top' film is "Brave", which is doing a daily repeat at the moment... along with "The Legend of Mordu" short - fortunately it is an enjoyable film with less of the trite moralising and 'soppy princess = marriage = happy ending' than some... {Thankfully she's gone off "The Hunchback" which was an abomination ~ a Happy Ending for this wonderfully rich and dark morality tale is just ... wrong}.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/23/13 10:17 PM

A Good Year (2006): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401445/
Quote:
A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.

A Good Year - Movie Trailer

Standard Definition: http://youtu.be/L4GeA50K8xQ

Very formulaic but I still enjoyed it. smile


Wheels
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/24/13 08:52 PM

24 Hour Alert (1955): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047791/
Quote:
Jack Webb visits a California Air Force base and learns the important role they play in defending the nation.

I tried to find it on YouTube without any luck since there is a lot of cool flying sequences in the last ten minutes of the show.


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/24/13 08:58 PM

"Kagemusha" by Akira Kurosawa. In English, "Kagemusha" translates as "Shadow Warrior".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080979/?ref_=sr_1
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/25/13 06:23 AM

Star Trek: Insurrection. Wow, a two part series episode made into a movie. I'm not even sure they tried with this outing. It didn't suck, and Donna Murphy was pleasant to look at, but I was really left wanting.
Posted By: Legend

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/25/13 06:56 AM

Revolution.

Start to like it more and more so it probably won't be renewed.
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/25/13 07:24 AM

Matt Damon Takes Over Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Finally, the parade of guests began, starting with Nicole Kidman (who would never do Kimmel's show because he "f--king sucks"), Gary Oldman and Amy Adams. Heck, Damon even got Reese Witherspoon to come in off the street after a liquor-buying spree at BevMo and Demi Moore left her bike with Andy Garcia and stopped by for a few minutes,

Kidman dry humps Kimmel in the chair. So do's Robin Williams.

But Damon can't tell a joke to save his life.

http://www.eonline.com/news/381719/matt-...-silverman-more
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/25/13 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
Star Trek: Insurrection. Wow, a two part series episode made into a movie. I'm not even sure they tried with this outing. It didn't suck, and Donna Murphy was pleasant to look at, but I was really left wanting.
You know a script sucks when even a brilliant actor like F. Murray Abraham has a forgettable performance.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/29/13 05:01 AM

Divorce American Style (1967): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061581/
Quote:
After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they are re-united at a night club where they realize that their marriage was better than their divorce.

Several name actors in this one.

  • Dick Van Dyke ... Richard Harmon
  • Debbie Reynolds ... Barbara Harmon (Prince Leia's mom.)
  • Jason Robards ... Nelson Downes
  • Jean Simmons ... Nancy Downes
  • Van Johnson ... Al Yearling
  • Joe Flynn ... Lionel Blandsforth (Captain Binghamton - McHales Navy plus several Disney movies with Kurt Russell)
  • Lee Grant ... Dede Murphy
  • Tom Bosley ... Farley (Mr. C - Happy Days)
  • Tim Matheson ... Mark Harmon (as Tim Matthieson) (Jonny Quest voice actor plus several teen movies including Animal House.)

Writers:
Robert Kaufman (story), Norman Lear (screenplay)

From what I saw nothing has changed when it comes to a Divorce except for the happy ending...


Wheels
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/31/13 02:13 AM

An old Wallace Beery movie. I found it to be an enjoyable way to pass 90 minutes. smile

Wallace Beery @ IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000891/
Thunder Afloat (1939) @ IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032034/

Thunder Afloat (1939) @ TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3076/Thunder-Afloat/

Quote:
During World War I, off the New England coast, German submarines prey on United States shipping vessels and are in turn hunted down by the subchasers of the splinter fleet. Operating in these hostile waters are John Thorson, a rowdy tugboat skipper, and his business competitor, Rocky Blake, an equally foul-tempered skipper. Thorson and his daughter Susan contrive to eliminate their competitor by tricking Rocky into joining the Navy, but when Thorson's beloved tug is sunk by a German U-Boat, he becomes so enraged that he also enlists in the Navy, determined to wage a one man war on the subs. Outspoken and undisciplined, Thorson disobeys orders and takes a subchaser out of formation to start his own hunt for the U-Boats. For his insubordination, Thorson is court-martialled, found guilty, demoted from ensign to ordinary seaman, and then assigned to land duty. He is about to desert when Rocky, now a subchaser division chief, is assigned to command a mystery schooner to decoy the subs and enlists Thorson in his crew. While attempting to ram the U-Boat that sunk his tug, Thorson is captured by the crippled sub, a target of the splinter fleet's depth charges. Miraculously, Thorson manages to signal the location of the sub, and when it is forced to the surface by the sub chasers, he is rescued. For his heroic actions, Thorson is decorated and reinstated to his former rank of ensign. After bidding Susan farewell, Rocky, Thorson and the fleet set sail for France.



Wheels
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/31/13 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Divorce American Style (1967): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061581/
Quote:
After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they are re-united at a night club where they realize that their marriage was better than their divorce.

Several name actors in this one.

  • Dick Van Dyke ... Richard Harmon
  • Debbie Reynolds ... Barbara Harmon (Prince Leia's mom.)
  • Jason Robards ... Nelson Downes
  • Jean Simmons ... Nancy Downes
  • Van Johnson ... Al Yearling
  • Joe Flynn ... Lionel Blandsforth (Captain Binghamton - McHales Navy plus several Disney movies with Kurt Russell)
  • Lee Grant ... Dede Murphy
  • Tom Bosley ... Farley (Mr. C - Happy Days)
  • Tim Matheson ... Mark Harmon (as Tim Matthieson) (Jonny Quest voice actor plus several teen movies including Animal House.)

Writers:
Robert Kaufman (story), Norman Lear (screenplay)

From what I saw nothing has changed when it comes to a Divorce except for the happy ending...


Wheels




This will forever change how I look at Prince Leia in her(?) slave bikini.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/31/13 05:16 PM

Moonrise Kingdom.
An absolute gem of a film from Wes Anderson.
Superb music throughout and although it has quite a few big name stars in it,it was the kids that stole the show for me.
Great performances.

Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 04:48 AM

Rollerball (1975): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073631/
Video on Demand is a great thing. smile


Wheels
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 06:11 AM

Saw Skyfall was good
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 08:01 AM

Got Band of Brothers on blu-ray for my bday. Simply some of the best tv/movie viewing available.
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 11:20 AM

An episode of Babylon 5.
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 12:39 PM

Watched Under Siege with Steven Segal last night.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 01:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Cold_Flying
An episode of Babylon 5.
Which episode? What was the plot?
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 07:30 PM

Easy, some evil was happening in the galaxy/station/quarters/head of a character and it was up to the regular and/or recurring cast members to stop it and save the day.



Last thing I watched was the BSG ep "The Son Also Rises," with the first appearance of your favorite Irish wise-ass lawyer, Mark Sheppard.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 07:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master


favorite Irish wise-ass lawyer, Mark Sheppard.



The Jedi Master
And kleptomaniac.
Posted By: U-96

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 08:04 PM

A season 2 episode of Star Trek Enterprise (it passes the time on the trip into work - trip, haha, geddit?)

Having watched the other 3 series (TNG,DS9,Voy), I really like Enterprise. The effects are good, the characters decent enough and they do a good job with the low tech stuff and Trek pre-history. Shame it was cancelled before a 7 series run like the others...

Last film was probably Predators on TV, kind of nice to get a bit more detail on the anthropology of the predator species.. oh wait, no, it sucked biggrin
Posted By: Snakeyes

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 08:06 PM

Duck Dynasty
Posted By: Wrecking Crew

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 08:08 PM

In between some A-10C sorties last night I crawled up out of the man cave and my wife was watching the new Betty White TV show - that show is a riot!


I watched for about 20 minutes and went back to flyin'. pilot

WC
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 08:13 PM

Originally Posted By: U-96
Last film was probably Predators on TV, kind of nice to get a bit more detail on the anthropology of the predator species.. oh wait, no, it sucked biggrin
It was still several levels better than AvsP 2 Requiem. Still, I know what you mean. I watched it once and didn't feel compelled to watch it again.

And who knew Adrien Brody could get so ripped?
Posted By: U-96

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 08:18 PM

Was Requiem the one set in Twin Peaks? Yeah that sucked donkey balls. I half expected an alien to be prom queen with Kevin Bacon doing a dance at the end...
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/13 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: U-96
Was Requiem the one set in Twin Peaks? Yeah that sucked donkey balls. I half expected an alien to be prom queen with Kevin Bacon doing a dance at the end...
LOL Yup, that's the one.
Posted By: No Name

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/07/13 07:10 AM

Justified. It's my favorite show.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/07/13 09:32 PM

Seems that today is an all NCIS day so I have been watching some NCIS episodes.


Wheels
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/10/13 06:24 PM

Red http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/

Watching the first one definitely made me want to see Red2.


Wheels
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/10/13 07:40 PM

My wife and I are currently addicted to watching Longmire. Brilliant show, great cast and excellent characters. Plus Katee Sackoff is on it.
Season 1 is on netflix, but we grabbed it all during a marathon weekend on dvr and are just now starting season 2. Planning to start the books after finishing.

Posted By: Pooch

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/10/13 07:54 PM

My favorite serial killer. Dexter.
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/10/13 08:43 PM

Trance. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1924429/

Meh!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/10/13 08:55 PM

Last film I saw was "Despicable Me 2".

As for tv shows, I'm currently going through my "Rome" bluray set.
Posted By: Jayhawk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/10/13 09:15 PM

Last film I saw was a rerun of "Avengers" on TV (today). Glancing over into the living room, I see there's a rerun of "Two and a half men" (the episode where Charlie is dating that older, self-help book writing, woman, and Jake needs to write a book report on "Taming of the Shrewd") currently on.

And later there will be three episodes of "Big Bang Theory" (reruns as well).
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/10/13 09:53 PM

Just watched Holy Flying Circus with my Brother,boy did we laugh hahaha

Made in 2011,it follows the Python team just after the making of The Life of Brian and the controversy the film caused at the time.

The likeness of some of the actors is very good indeed.

With a cameo from Stephen Fry playing God (how ironic) I found it to be extremely watchable,and very funny of course.

Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/10/13 10:28 PM

Red Sox Baseball


Been watching Under the Dome based on Stephen King's book of the same name. It passes time. The development seems a little slow, and King always seemed to have one dimensional characters in his books. Not impressed, but still looking to see if it improves. This is certainly a far cry from the quality of say, The Green Mile.

Movie - The Call. Well it was a Red Box selection so I don't mind the !.28 I spent - if that's any indication of how good a movie it was.



EDIT: Looking forward to Sharknado.
Posted By: Legend

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/11/13 02:57 AM

Every day an episode of Battlestar Galactica. Yesterday's episode was Mælstrom - the one in the third season where Starbuck goes weird and her Viper is destroyed.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/11/13 03:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Legend
Every day an episode of Battlestar Galactica. Yesterday's episode was Mælstrom - the one in the third season where Starbuck goes weird and her Viper is destroyed.
Yeah, that's a great episode. One of the highlights of season 3.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/11/13 03:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Just watched Holy Flying Circus with my Brother,boy did we laugh hahaha

Made in 2011,it follows the Python team just after the making of The Life of Brian and the controversy the film caused at the time.

The likeness of some of the actors is very good indeed.

With a cameo from Stephen Fry playing God (how ironic) I found it to be extremely watchable,and very funny of course.



Wow, that actor looks a LOT like John Cleese.
Posted By: Sluggish Controls

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/11/13 04:31 AM

"Warm Bodies" on a Dragonair inflight entertainment system.
The entertainment system was shutdown for landing, missed the ending.

Cheers,
Slug
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/11/13 07:26 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Chucky
Just watched Holy Flying Circus with my Brother,boy did we laugh hahaha

Made in 2011,it follows the Python team just after the making of The Life of Brian and the controversy the film caused at the time.

The likeness of some of the actors is very good indeed.

With a cameo from Stephen Fry playing God (how ironic) I found it to be extremely watchable,and very funny of course.



Wow, that actor looks a LOT like John Cleese.


Pretty good,but the Michael Palin actor is even better.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/31/13 03:44 AM

The Bridge at Remagen (1969) - IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064110/


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/31/13 04:15 AM

"The Wolverine".

It was pretty good but nothing fantastic.
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/31/13 05:49 AM

Warm Bodies..was good


Hansel & Gretel.. was just o.k.


Grand theft Parsons.. was good
Posted By: Forward Observer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/31/13 07:23 AM

Red 2. It was exactly what I went too see. Lots of over the top action and humor. I thought it even better than the first one. Malkovich was insanely funny, Helen Mirren is such a hoot as a gun totin' assassin, and Anthony Hopkins rarely fails to please. Mary-Louise Parker is just too cute for words and even Bruce Willis did a decent job.

Fun movie--go see it.

Cheers
Posted By: Hyena

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/31/13 04:05 PM

Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox.

Not quite as good as Crisis on Two Earths or Doom, but pretty good none the less.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/31/13 05:20 PM

Jack Reacher -- good.

This is 40 -- not good.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/01/13 12:48 AM

Oblivion.

Meh!
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/02/13 06:01 PM

Movie - The Conjuring: Excellent

TV Show - Strike Back: Almost always great!

v6,
boNes
Posted By: shan2

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/02/13 08:00 PM

Hell on Wheels - not bad
Posted By: Old Dux

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/02/13 08:45 PM

Kelly's Heroes.

Why they were arseing about in that ploughed, one acre minefield-field, I'll never know.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/02/13 10:03 PM

Silent Hill. Pretty good horror movie that's actually based on a game. Going to try the sequel, but I don't have high hopes for it.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/03/13 01:20 AM

Unstoppable. Intense and fake, but good drama.
Posted By: Dervish

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/03/13 02:31 AM

Endeavor, on BBC.
Posted By: Gopher

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/03/13 11:56 PM

Just saw RED 2. Follows mostly in line with the first one, so if you didn't like that you won't like this; conversely, if you liked the action/comedy mix, this was like that but more refined. A very fun film.

Good if you want to switch off and relax to something that doesn't take itself seriously.
Bad if you want something intellectually stimulating, or you don't feel comfortable with John Malkovich playing a paranoid psycho who gives out tips on romance.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/04/13 08:26 AM

Despicable Me.Lots of fun.It's not just for kids ok? biggrin
Posted By: Smosh

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/04/13 09:04 AM

I apologise for not reading through 27 pages (therefore possibly repeating) but Firefly was the last series I watched. Loved it!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/04/13 04:35 PM

Les Miserables--what was the point of this musical anyway? My wife told me she walked out of the play 20 years ago, and the film is improved to the point that we watched the whole thing, but that's about it.

But what was this story about anyway? The revolution stuff seems to be a major "B" plot that has almost nothing to do with the main story until the last 10 mins and then it's pretty weak as tie-ins go. The main story involves a poor sod whose life is ruined by trying to do the right thing for his nephew and the cop who spends decades chasing him for not checking in for his parole every 30 days for the rest of his life.

Worst of all, the music was mostly forgettable.





The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/07/13 09:46 PM

Pan's Labyrinth.2nd time of watching.

A superb film by Guillermo del Toro.
Posted By: U-96

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/07/13 10:46 PM

Oblivion

Not bad (and quite brave with an essential cast of five actors), but it was like someone put the Matrix, AI, and Independence Day into a blender. Andrea Riseborough is pretty effective though.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/08/13 03:20 AM

Originally Posted By: U-96
Oblivion

Not bad (and quite brave with an essential cast of five actors), but it was like someone put the Matrix, AI, and Independence Day into a blender. Andrea Riseborough is pretty effective though.


Yeah, it seemed like a very derivative film but I still enjoyed it. I've seen much, much worse than Oblivion.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/08/13 09:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Pan's Labyrinth.2nd time of watching.

A superb film by Guillermo del Toro.



I think it's his best work and Pan's Labyrinth in my top ten list of movies.




Cloud Atlas. I thought it was well executed but a bit preachy. There was never a character plot line where the Wachowski's didn't make me feel invested in the story or care what would happen to them. All were inter woven precisely toward the final outcome - which is where I thought it ultimately was a bit preachy.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/08/13 09:58 PM

Catch Me If You Can... made better by sharing it with my new partner.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/09/13 02:21 AM

"Catch Me If You Can" is great. I think it perfectly captured early 60's America.
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 06:34 AM

G.I. Joe -Retaliation, not to good.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 03:30 PM

I'll be seeing Elysium tomorrow.
Posted By: Wrecking Crew

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 04:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Navigator
G.I. Joe -Retaliation, not to good.


My wife wanted me to watch this with her last night. I like the Rock, but left after about ten minutes - I had to adjust my F-15C axis assignments, which was waaay more important.


OTOH, the night before we watched Matthew McConaughey in Mud - that I liked!

thumbsup

^^^ This has Reese Witherspoon - I kept asking myself, Is that Reese Witherspoon? And also Ray McKinnon - where had I seen this guy before? Oh yeah! SOA!


McConaughey also did Killer Joe. I gotta say, this film has no moral redeeming qualities - and I recommend seeing it smile


I am a McConaughey fan, I like the odd movies he does.

WC
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 05:53 PM

+1 for Killer Joe.

Juno Temple in the buff bananadance
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 06:09 PM

Did you guys like McConaughey in Magic Mike too? wink
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 07:16 PM

I just googled Magic Mike and I think I'll pass,thanks Panzer.
Posted By: Old Dux

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 08:06 PM

The Dam Busters on right now! 5 USA+1
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 08:18 PM

Zero Dark Thirty
Posted By: Gopher

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 08:24 PM

Our intention was to watch The World's End, the newest Simon Pegg/Nick Frost creation, but for some totally bloody and stupid reason of which I have yet to fathom, it has ceased showing at a lot of cinemas in London where I am (and we had no intentions of driving for an hour to find it).

So, as a replacement, we ended up watching Despicable Me 2.

I don't know whether this is a good thing or not, but I don't remember the last time I cried from laughing (or in this case, cheesing out), and I came extraordinarily close to blowing my coke out of my nose. Not necessarily because it was necessarily *that* funny, but I had timed it very badly to take a swig of coke.

Still, it was pretty good. Though a kids movie, Like DM1 it has enough across-the-board appeal to work for a more "mature" audience.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/10/13 08:27 PM

I saw the trailer for "The World's End" recently and I have to say that it definitely piqued my interest. I'm pretty sure I'll be seeing it in the theatre.
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/11/13 07:55 PM

Been watching the Alfred Hitchcock hour on cable lately.breaking bad is always on my dvr.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/11/13 08:00 PM

I've been hunting out some older films.

Just watched The 'Burbs with The Money Pit to follow.

I just realised that the voice of Francine (American Dad) was the rather hot Wendy Schaal,playing Bruce Dern's wife in The 'Burbs.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/11/13 08:53 PM

Les Liaisons dangereuses (Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Therman) seen lots of times before but not one my new partner had seen.

Her turn to choose one next ~ not sure what she'll offer...
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/12/13 01:47 AM

I like "Valmont" even more by Milos Forman. Very similar premise to "Dangerous Liaisons".
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/12/13 02:30 AM

Well it should be ~ Valmont is the Marquis de Valmont from the novel after all. Can't say that I've seen it though. I might take a look, though I do have a soft spot for Ms Pfeiffer...
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/12/13 02:54 PM

Oddly enough, I've never seen ANY version of that film, not the one with Sarah Michelle Gellar, not either of those.

Of course, I read the book. I think after reading the book I had no desire to ever see it on film. That was enough, really.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/13/13 03:25 AM

The Cincinnati Kid: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059037/


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/13/13 03:55 AM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
The Cincinnati Kid: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059037/


Wheels
I've not seen that one. Ann-Margaret was such a babe.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/13/13 04:09 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
The Cincinnati Kid: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059037/


Wheels

I've not seen that one. Ann-Margaret was such a babe.

Ann was definitely a babe well into her 50's. yep

The Cincinnati Kid is pretty much a remake of "The Hustler" using a game of poker instead of a game of pool.
For me it's worth watching it if for no other reason than to see Edward G Robinson. Knowing the roles he played during his career I felt the role was perfect for him.

Watching the movie on TCM they mentioned after the movie that Spencer Tracy was offered the role before Edgar G. Robinson. I just don't think the movie would have worked as well with him in the role when I think of all the movies that Edgar played the heavy whereas Spencer was almost always the good guy.


Wheels
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/13/13 05:48 AM

The Cincinnati Kid was a good movie. Tuesday Weld was nice looking as well.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/13/13 11:14 AM

Edgar G. Robinson had that classic villain look to him.
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/13/13 01:42 PM

We saw "GrownUps 2" the other night. omg, we went into it wanting a laughing end to the weekend and it just made us grumpy after seeing it! What a waste of time! At least the tickets were free.

Last TV Show I watched was "True Blood"...this season seems so scattered to me, I have a love/hate relationship with it. Prior to that I was watching "Strike Back" Season 3 premiere which was not too bad.

v6,
boNes
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/13/13 02:09 PM

Has anyone seen Elysium? I didn't get a chance to see it on opening weekend.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/13/13 08:29 PM

Moon Machines: The Lunar Module. It's amazing they succeeded, never mind survived. The lunar module booster rocket could only be fired once because of the corrosive properties of the fuel. Imagine trusting the rocket to fire while knowing if it didn't you would die on the surface of the moon. To save weight the ladder that made it onto the landing strut was originally supposed to be a rope/pulley system. "One giant tug for mankind" just wouldn't have sounded the same.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 01:51 PM

I just watched

Iron Man 3

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300854/

Stupid plot especially with the Mandarin and the human experiments.

So predictable and so uninteresting.

Then all those Iron Man armor just showing up on time to save the day over and over and over again, so annoying.

Shane Black wrote this?

Shame on him!

Iron Man 3 and The Avengers and Dark Knight Rising are 3 of the most over-hyped, biggest piece of crap Superhero movies I've seen recently and the trend continues in a downward spiral.

I haven't seen Man Of Steel yet but I am sure it will stink too.

Hollywood is on this Superhero movie cash cow high!

Their thinking is this:

if we make one, no matter how stupid and absurd the script is, people will rush to the theater and pay uber amount of money for it.

Hollywood is cranking them out too fast, several of them a year every year now.

All this Superhero movies hype is going to implode one day!

[color:"Red"]2.25/5[/color]
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 02:15 PM

**shrug** Hollywood is a business before anything else. They are going to make stuff that makes the most money. If you want intelligent films that go against the grain and aren't afraid to take creative risks check out the independent/foreign film market.

Will audiences eventually tire of superhero movies? Perhaps but if and when that does happen, Hollywood studios will just move on to the next big selling craze.
Posted By: HarryM

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 04:20 PM

Last night I got out the blu-ray BSG (everyone went to bed early) and watched a double feature of "Black Market" and "Scar", part of my BSG rewatch. "Black Market" is by no means a great episode, but not as bad as I remembered. "Scar" is pretty good, but Kat is just annoying, really wanted Starbuck to smash the bottle over her head.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 04:25 PM

"Scar" is definitely one of my favorite stand-alone episodes from BSG. The thing with "Black Market" is not that it's terrible but that by comparison to most other BSG episodes, I would definitely say that it's pretty weak. I'd put "Black Market" in the same category of mediocrity with "The Woman King" and "Dirty Hands".
Posted By: HarryM

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 04:31 PM

Yes, exactly. Next up in the rewatch queue is "Sacrifice" which is also pretty mediocre by BSG standards, then it's a very strong finish for season 2 after that.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 04:50 PM

Watched Longmire on dvr. Katee Sackoff was looking GOOD in this one, saw some side-booty. LOL
Great show, my wife and I are sad there's just 1 more in the season.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: HarryM
Yes, exactly. Next up in the rewatch queue is "Sacrifice" which is also pretty mediocre by BSG standards, then it's a very strong finish for season 2 after that.
At least "Sacrifice" had a surprising (at the time) and memorable death in it.
Posted By: HarryM

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 04:56 PM

Yes, that's about the only part I liked, great acting at the end kind of saved it.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 05:00 PM

Originally Posted By: HarryM
Yes, that's about the only part I liked, great acting at the end kind of saved it.
Mary McDonnell always excelled at showing extreme emotion and sadness. She really sold it well.
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 09:11 PM

First episode of Boardwalk Empire.

Formulaic, but good. Going to watch the second episode tonight. The reviews for the series are fantastic, not sure if I'll stick with it. I'll run through at least a few more shows for sure.
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/13 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I just watched

Iron Man 3

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300854/

Stupid plot especially with the Mandarin and the human experiments.

So predictable and so uninteresting.


Yep, saw it.

Meh!

But I love Gwyneth Paltrow.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/23/13 11:56 PM

Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Al Pacino) real bank robbery gone wrong.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/24/13 07:28 AM

Sherlock Holmes (both movies) with Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.

Jude Law was good but R.D.Jr I thought was exceptional.

I never thought I would enjoy either film to be honest but I did.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/24/13 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Sherlock Holmes (both movies) with Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.

Jude Law was good but R.D.Jr I thought was exceptional.

I never thought I would enjoy either film to be honest but I did.


Jared Harris was great as Moriarty. I enjoyed both films quite a bit.
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/24/13 09:16 PM

Total Recall (w/Arnold)
Terminator 2
Independence Day
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/24/13 09:21 PM

Now watching 'Scent of a Woman' - Seen it before, but re-watching for fun, (and to see if it might be good for a Gf movie session).
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/25/13 01:07 AM

I'm off to see "The World's End" in a bit. I'll be sure to post my spoiler-free review later.
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/25/13 01:39 AM

RED
Posted By: Plainsman

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/25/13 02:29 AM

The Butler. I saw it today. Great movie. Deserves Oscar consideration.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/25/13 04:48 AM

"The World's End" was pretty funny and unique and also quite eccentric. smile
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/25/13 05:02 AM

Saw Fast & Furious 6. it was your standard fast & furious movie. I did notice the infinite runway that some people were talking about.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/25/13 05:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Saw Fast & Furious 6. it was your standard fast & furious movie. I did notice the infinite runway that some people were talking about.


Yeah really. That runway must have been like 20 miles long. Lol
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/26/13 09:39 AM

Bernie (Jack Black).

I was convinced I was not going to enjoy this....Wrong!

I did not know it was based on a true story,that was a surprise at the end.
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/26/13 08:56 PM

Star Trek: Into Darkness

A bit confusing for those in the know, but very colourful, and good fun.
Posted By: Falstar

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/26/13 09:42 PM

I am really surprised at the number of like themed movies this summer. Maybe just didnt' notice it before.

"This is the End" vs. "The World's End"
"White House Down" vs. "Oylmpus Has Fallen"



Likes "White House Down" a lot better than "Oylmpus Has Fallen"
My wife made me turn off "This is the End", but I liked it and will have to watch the rest.

Last movie I watched was "We're the Millers", which we both liked. Same as with "Now You See Me" which was good (but ending predictable, oh well)
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 03:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Cold_Flying
Star Trek: Into Darkness

A bit confusing for those in the know, but very colourful, and good fun.
The plot had as many holes as Swiss cheese but Cumberbatch was so much fun to watch!
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 04:42 AM

LONGMIRE season 2 finale!
I can't believe we have to wait until who knows when to get season 3. Best show on tv.
Time to start reading the books to try to find out what happens with all the excellent cliffhangers!
With my luck it'll get cancelled, but I think it's a very well received show so should be ok.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
LONGMIRE season 2 finale!
I can't believe we have to wait until who knows when to get season 3. Best show on tv.
Time to start reading the books to try to find out what happens with all the excellent cliffhangers!
With my luck it'll get cancelled, but I think it's a very well received show so should be ok.


Yeah the last I heard, A&E was quite pleased with the shows' ratings so a season 3 is pretty much a sure thing.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 11:37 AM

The One That Got Away (1957)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050803/

I found this little known gem of a movie on YouTube and downloaded it.

Incredible true story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_von_Werra

with an awesome performance by Hardy Kruger.

4.75/5

I would had given it 5 stars but the German dialogue parts had no translation and the Subtitles I found for it had no translation either.

http://subscene.com/subtitles/the-one-that-got-away/english/441957



Here's the YouTube link,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-jDlMNpSEs

get Clip Converter add on for your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari) to download it:

http://www.clipconverter.cc/addon/
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 11:44 AM

I remember Hardy Kruger best for his role in "A Bridge Too Far" as one of the Waffen SS generals.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 12:24 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I remember Hardy Kruger best for his role in "A Bridge Too Far" as one of the Waffen SS generals.


He was great in the Wild Geese too.

He actually served in the Nazi Wehrmacht when he was 16 in 1944 until he was captured by the Americans in 1945.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 12:29 PM

Once Upon a Time in The West (again). Just awesome.

Claudia Cardinale was just hot,hot,hot!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 12:40 PM

I just looked up Kruger on imdb and he's still alive. He's 85 now.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 12:43 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD


He actually served in the Nazi Wehrmacht when he was 16 in 1944 until he was captured by the Americans in 1945.


I don't mean to be pedantic but more specifically he was in the German Heer.

Wehrmacht - armed forces
Heer - army
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 01:25 PM

Picked up "Star Trek Into Darkness" off of Itunes yesterday. Great movie.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By: JimK
Picked up "Star Trek Into Darkness" off of Itunes yesterday. Great movie.
I'll be ordering the bluray soon. I'm most curious to see who will be directing the next Trek film since it obviously won't be JJ.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Once Upon a Time in The West (again). Just awesome.

Claudia Cardinale was just hot,hot,hot!


The full uncut version or the cut version?
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 02:13 PM

Pretty sure it was the uncut version,I will check and if it wasn't I will seek it out and watch it again smile
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 02:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Pretty sure it was the uncut version,I will check and if it wasn't I will seek it out and watch it again smile


I have the uncut version in 2 versions:

Italian Audio Standard VHS quality



English 1080p



I also have both Italian and English versions for the other Sergio Leone's films: the Clint Eastwood Dollar Trilogy and Once Upon A Time In America and Duck, You Sucker aka A Fistful Of Dynamite.

I am Italian, Born in Italy, grew up on Sergio Leone's films.

First time I've saw A Fistful Of Dollars was in 1968 at a sort of flea market and a merchant was selling A Fistful Of Dollars on 8 mm loop.

He had the little film projector playing the loop with the final showdown over and over and over again.

I didn't know who Clint Eastwood was but I will never forget those words:

"Al Cuore, Ramon! Al Cuore, Ramon!"
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 03:49 PM

The best showdown was the one at the end of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly".
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 04:06 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
The best showdown was the one at the end of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly".


thumbsup One of my all time favorites.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/27/13 05:32 PM

ColJames,the running time is 159 minutes so I guess that's uncut,right?

I also have the Fistful of Dollars trilogy,all uncut.

In fact I am pretty much a fan of all westerns,give or take a few.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/28/13 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD


He actually served in the Nazi Wehrmacht when he was 16 in 1944 until he was captured by the Americans in 1945.


I don't mean to be pedantic but more specifically he was in the German Heer.

Wehrmacht - armed forces
Heer - army



You're such a pedant.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/13 05:22 AM

Gravity: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/
Friend of mine really liked it but it didn't do anything for me.


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/13 03:05 PM

I'm revisiting "Rome". It's easily one of the greatest series ever.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/13 03:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Gravity: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/
Friend of mine really liked it but it didn't do anything for me.


Wheels


Me neither Wheels, fell asleep during the reentry...

Capt Philips in the theater was decent.
They Factory, John Cusack / Jennifer Carpenter 2012 didn't like the ending at all.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/13 05:30 PM

New World (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2625030/

This is another one of those WOW! crime dramas out of South Korea and China and Hong Kong.

You got to see this!

Hollywood can learn from the Asian films producers and directors!

Did I say this movie is WOW?

5/5

Du Zhan aka Drug War (2012)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2165735/

WOW! All I can say is WOW!

If you haven't seen any movies from Hong Kong director Johnnie To, you are MISSING OUT!

5/5
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/13 10:45 PM

Thor: The dark World

Another entertaining Marvel movie. Thumb up from me.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/13 10:59 PM

Gravity (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/

Visually impressive and that's all there is to it.

Most of the physics and space depicted in it is all wrong!!

My good friend of 15 years: a former engineer and doctor, a lifetime astrologist, and former consultant for NASA will have a great many good laughs when he sees this movie!

4/5 for the visual

2/5 for the story

and a major F for the physics and depiction of space
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/13 11:39 PM

Sunday's episode of Boardwalk Empire. Oh, and last night's Jon Stewart Show.

Don't really care what else is on. Nucky and Jon are all I want to watch.
Posted By: RSColonel_131st

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/07/13 12:24 AM

Rush - the Lauda/Hunt movie. Sometimes I wonder why I pay TV fee as I seem to never use it...
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/07/13 12:26 AM

Originally Posted By: RSColonel_131st
Rush - the Lauda/Hunt movie. Sometimes I wonder why I pay TV fee as I seem to never use it...
I would imagine that "Rush" got an extra warm reception in Austria since that is where Lauda is from.

What a great film.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/07/13 12:55 AM



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1206543/

I saw this trailer today while watching Gravity.

Not sure what to make of it.

Some parts of it looks interesting and makes you want to see it.

Some parts of it looks boring and makes you say NAAAH!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJH4Nf4jcLg
Posted By: Amiee

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/07/13 05:45 AM

Despicable Me 2

minions are so cute!
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/07/13 06:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Amiee
Despicable Me 2

minions are so cute!


The best part in the movie is still:

biggrin



If you like the minions, have you seen this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ald1fvkAgg



-----

p.s.

I've just finished watching:

Clear History (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2279864/

Haha! This was funny!

If you were a Seinfeld and/or Curb Your Enthusiasm fan, you will like this movie!

4/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/07/13 01:22 PM

I was pleasantly surprised with Despicable Me 2.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/09/13 07:18 AM

Paranoia (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1413495/

What the heck was the point of this movie?

Whose idea was to pick the director of The Ugly Truth, Legally Blonde and Killers (Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl) to do a high tech corporate espionage film?

1/5



2 Guns (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1272878/

What a waste of talent: Wahlberg, Washington, Paxton, Ward, Olmos, Patton, Marsden, Burke!

This should had been a direct to video DVD.

After all, it felt more like a B movie than an A movie!

1.5/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/09/13 03:04 PM

I think you're like one of the 10 people who have seen "Paranoia".
Posted By: Gopher

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/09/13 05:12 PM

Right now I'm watching The Princess Bride.

I do not know why.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/13 07:26 AM

Red 2 (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821694

Horrible movie compared to the first one which was great!

Why did they even bother making this?

2/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/13 01:28 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD

Why did they even bother making this?

2/5
Because the first one was a big box office hit.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/13 02:09 PM

I watched RED 2 only last night.Yeah it wasn't as good as the first but I still found it watchable.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/13 05:17 AM

Syrup (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0762138/

Based on a best selling satirical book about consumerism and marketing, this movie is so bad I will have to give it 2/5

The only good thing about this film was Amber Heard.

This is the second film I've seen in the past 2 days starring Amber Heard, the other being Paranoia.

How can Amber be so hot?

cuss2

Has there ever been another woman in recent memory that oozes sexuality from every pore like Amber does?

Amber has to be the most pulchritudinous woman alive in the world today!!

Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/13 05:21 AM

Notes on a Scandal. Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy and Tom Georgeson... found it quite interesting and the characters compelling, if awful...
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/13 07:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Falstar
I am really surprised at the number of like themed movies this summer. Maybe just didnt' notice it before.

"This is the End" vs. "The World's End"
"White House Down" vs. "Oylmpus Has Fallen"



Likes "White House Down" a lot better than "Oylmpus Has Fallen"
My wife made me turn off "This is the End", but I liked it and will have to watch the rest.

Last movie I watched was "We're the Millers", which we both liked. Same as with "Now You See Me" which was good (but ending predictable, oh well)


Studios have done this more often than you think. I used to think it was corporate espionage, until someone pointed out that scripts get shopped around many studios before the project gets started. Plus, projects get shelved for whatever reason, financing, creative differences, can't get the actors they want, boss doesn't like it, investors aren't biting...then someone comes up with an idea to make a similar script but with some important differences and bang, they start the new project.

Armagedon...Deep Impact was really noticeable.

There was two Mars movies that came out pretty close to each other...neither was really bad, nor particularly memorable either. Still waiting for a good Mars movie...does Total Recall count??

When I think of Mars, I'm much more inclined to imagine Mars as shown in Babylon 5's TV series!
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/13 07:53 AM

Don't forget the 2 awful Volcano movies.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/13 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Syrup (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0762138/

Based on a best selling satirical book about consumerism and marketing, this movie is so bad I will have to give it 2/5

The only good thing about this film was Amber Heard.

This is the second film I've seen in the past 2 days starring Amber Heard, the other being Paranoia.

How can Amber be so hot?

cuss2

Has there ever been another woman in recent memory that oozes sexuality from every pore like Amber does?

Amber has to be the most pulchritudinous woman alive in the world today!!

Yeah it's too bad that she bats for the other team though.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/13 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Don't forget the 2 awful Volcano movies.
Yup, "Dante's Peak" and "Volcano".
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/13 06:20 AM

Elysium (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535108/

I was expecting a sci-fi action film like District 9.

Instead we got a Fakking Liberal Propaganda movie about Obamacare!

screwy

I will never watch another Neill Blomkamp and Matt Damon movie ever again!

pitchafit

0/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/13 01:05 PM

Colonel is the new resident film critic. smile

I also wasn't too impressed with "Elysium" and I found it preachy as well. The Jody Foster character was laughably bad.
Posted By: SHar82

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/13 05:38 PM

IT Crowd (excellent Dry and goofy UK humor), The Killing (Amazing first 2 seasons), out of practice only season (just because of Henry Winkler), Survivors (BBC show, a different approach on post-apocalytic survival world than the usual north american only reliance on guns and dogs eat dogs hyper violent strategy to solves problems)
Posted By: Destructis

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/13 05:39 PM

Debbie does Dallas

I blame Shan2
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/13 09:51 PM

I liked the girl in the record store.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/13 09:53 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Elysium (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535108/

I was expecting a sci-fi action film like District 9.

Instead we got a Fakking Liberal Propaganda movie about Obamacare!

screwy

I will never watch another Neill Blomkamp and Matt Damon movie ever again!

pitchafit

0/5




You never saw Good Will Hunting?
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/13 09:56 PM

Picked up Man of Steel Superman Blu-Ray last night, watched it with my son and thought it was by
far the best Superman movie ever made.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/13/13 10:11 PM

The Ambassadors. Mitchell and Webb, continuing their tradition of uselessness as UK Ambassadorial team to Tazbekistan.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/14/13 12:19 AM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Elysium (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535108/

I was expecting a sci-fi action film like District 9.

Instead we got a Fakking Liberal Propaganda movie about Obamacare!

screwy

I will never watch another Neill Blomkamp and Matt Damon movie ever again!

pitchafit

0/5




You never saw Good Will Hunting?


I've seen Good Will Hunting.

I also seen his Jason Bourne movies and Saving Private Ryan.

I liked Damon until he made this liberal propaganda stinker!
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/14/13 05:38 AM

Good Will Hunting WAS liberal propaganda; of course not on the magnitude of Ellysium.. It was just cushioned with a good story and characters that were likable. Heck I liked it when it first came out, and when I watch it now my stomach revolts.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/14/13 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
I liked the girl in the record store.
Reminds me of the two girls Alex meets at the record store in "A Clockwork Orange".
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/14/13 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By: JimK
Picked up Man of Steel Superman Blu-Ray last night, watched it with my son and thought it was by
far the best Superman movie ever made.
I liked it for the most part. I don't think the actor who played Zod was nearly as good as Terrence Stamp though and the lack of the classic John Williams score was a big downside.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/19/13 02:36 AM

Prisoners (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392214/

Riveting, tense thriller asking how far would a parent would go to find his missing daughter.

As a Father myself, I would had done the exact same thing Hugh Jackman's character did in this film and MORE!! Much Much MORE!!

4.5/5

I would had given it to 5/5 but the screenwriters were not imaginative enough.

There should had been more depiction of brutal torture inflicted on the sick bast~ard!

Anyone who hurts children gets no sympathy or mercy from me.
Posted By: carrick58

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/19/13 02:54 AM

wave Tombstone( TV)
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/19/13 03:29 AM

Thor Dark World several nights ago, and Gravity last night.
Posted By: Linebacker

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/19/13 04:34 AM

Captain Phillips ... my wife and I give it two thumbs up. thumbsup thumbsup
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/19/13 04:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Linebacker
Captain Phillips ... my wife and I give it two thumbs up. thumbsup thumbsup
I want to see this too. You usually can't go wrong with Hanks.
Posted By: David Kennard

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/19/13 03:35 PM

The Wrong Man(s)

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/19/13 04:04 PM

Rome season 1 episode title "Utica".

Brilliant show indeed.
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/20/13 12:43 AM

Boardwalk Empire and The Daily Show.

Still enjoying both, and pretty much the only shows I watch.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/22/13 09:47 AM

After 2 1/2 years, I've finally got around to watching

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1298650/

I thought the 1st three films were bad.

This one is even worse.

Even Penelope Cruz couldn't save this movie.

Keira was not the best of actress but at least you could understand the English words out of her mouth.

Penelope?

Not so much!

Her English is so broken and poor and so incomprehensible without the help of text subtitles, you just have to wonder who she's been sucking off to get roles in Hollywood all these years.

Additionally, the parts in the film showing the abuse and mistreatment of the mermaids was totally unnecessary!!

This movie is directed at kids and pre-teens and teens?

What are we teaching them?

To mistreat and abuse and kill people because they are different?

It's no wonder why so many kids are being bullied in school and on Twitter and Facebook and some of them are even driven to suicide!

Furthermore, every time after I've watched one of these Pirates movies, I feel like I need to take a long hot shower afterward.

The characters in the movie just look filthy and they give you that filthy unbathed yucky feeling!

I hope they don't make any more of these rancid slimey movies!

This movie supports my past statement that a big box office earners doesn't always necessarily a good film make;

it's just further evidence that movie audience nowadays are sheep!

They flock to noisy big budget CGI ridden films the same way flies are attracted to poop while many small budget and independent celluloid gems go unnoticed at the box office.

0.25/5
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/22/13 11:09 AM

Without a doubt ColJames,you are my favorite movie reviewer ever yep
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/22/13 12:43 PM

Hollywood is a business. They will make films that will bring in the largest audiences possible. Saying that box office success doesnt necessarily equal quality is like saying women have boobs. It's a given.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/23/13 09:09 AM

I tried to watch this and had to shut it off after about 30 min.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2167202/

Bad script and above all, bad acting from piggy face Selena Gomez.

Even with simple lines like Pull Over, Slow Down, I am going to Die, You are going to get us killed, which doesn't requires an Classically Trained Academy Awards caliber actress to pull off, she makes the simple delivery of those lines look real bad.

A kid in a school play with no commercial acting experience can do so much better than Selena can.

Furthermore, the entire time I was watching it, I kept thinking she has a better future doing porn where no acting skills and dialogue delivery are required.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/24/13 12:58 AM

I could have told you right off the bad that any movie with Selena Gomez would be total crap.

It was both a critical and commercial flop.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/24/13 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I could have told you right off the bad that any movie with Selena Gomez would be total crap.

It was both a critical and commercial flop.


I knew it was crap before I even started watching it.

But how can you screw up a movie with car chases.

Even those cheesy 70-80's car chase movies like Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run and Convoy were better than Getaway.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/25/13 08:40 AM

Shield of Straw (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2347144/

Another masterpiece by renowned Japanese director Takashi Miike.

The story is similar to the 2003 film "SWAT" except the Japanese do it better, with more heart, more soul, more human touch and great exposition without the unnecessary big special effects, explosions laced, implausible Hollywood action set pieces.

5/5
Posted By: Dervish

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/25/13 09:02 PM

Saw Thor: The Dark World yesterday.

Wouldn't care to see it again.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/26/13 08:43 PM

Now You See Me

A different type of heist film. Not great, but fairly good, and I didn't guess the "whodunnit" till the very end. They misdirected well, in a film all about misdirection.

Also probably the only time I've liked Mark Ruffalo in something other than The Avengers.

Nice seeing Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman in a film together that's NOT Batman. smile




The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/27/13 07:43 AM

Trailer to the new Hercules movie.

Looks awful!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32aK1E6Vxlo

I hate that photography technique!

In the action sequences where it slows down to slow motion and then speeds up.

It's very annoying.

Is it just in the trailer or is the movie going to be like that?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/27/13 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Trailer to the new Hercules movie.

Looks awful!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32aK1E6Vxlo

I hate that photography technique!

In the action sequences where it slows down to slow motion and then speeds up.

It's very annoying.

Is it just in the trailer or is the movie going to be like that?
It's basically replicating the action style of "300".

And why is it that everyone in films that are set in the classical world always speak with English accents?
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/27/13 06:02 PM

Because people would be very annoyed if they spoke with French ones?





The Jedi Master
Posted By: IamFritz

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/27/13 11:10 PM

American Fighter Pilot. Not that "Fighter Pilot Red Flag" one. This was the reality series about a decade ago that got cancelled. Follows 4 Eagle babies learning their stick and rubber basics for the F-15 Eagle. Authentic F-15C HUD, real professionalism, I love it.
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/02/13 08:13 AM


Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
New World (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2625030/

This is another one of those WOW! crime dramas out of South Korea and China and Hong Kong.

You got to see this!

Hollywood can learn from the Asian films producers and directors!

Did I say this movie is WOW?

5/5


Just watched this tonight, and I agree, it was really good! Top notch all around...script, acting, characters, directing, plot, cinematography...as good as it gets.

I don't speak a word of Korean, but despite having to follow the plot from subtitles...it was a clear plot, clear meanings...despite the fact it wasn't super-simple plots, and there was a few twists that I really didn't expect.

This is the kind of foreign film that I really enjoy: where they put in some serious effort, and don't try to copy the same old formulas poorly.

My guess is these people will see more career success as a result of this movie.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/02/13 12:34 PM

The Croods.

Largely forgettable. Not bad, just nothing great. Ok on cable, glad I didn't pay.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/02/13 01:19 PM

World's End.

I knew nothing about this film so went into it with an open mind.

Perhaps not quite as good as Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz,I still found it very good and quite hilarious in places.

Click to reveal..
I was a bit confused about how a pub crawl was going to remain interesting for an hour and a half,and then it all became apparent in the toilet biggrin


I would give it 4/5.

Alpha Papa (Alan Partridge).

I also knew very little of this film,other than it was based around the series.Nice to see quite a few familiar faces in there.Simon Greenall always cracks me up as 'Michael'.

Also give it 4/5.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/02/13 01:24 PM

Captain Phillips (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535109

According to several articles I found on the net using GOOGLE and BING search, this movie is a lie.

The real Captain Phillips was an arrogant leader who did not heed the piracy warnings, the orders to stay at least 600 KM off the Somali coast, the procedures to keep the shipped locked down and the crew on constant watch for pirates.

I give this film 3/5.

Getting a bit tired of Hanks! He needs to go back to playing a retard - that was and always will be his best role!
Posted By: Mace71

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/02/13 01:25 PM

Ah, thanks for reminding me about Alpha Papa, will have a watch of that today seeing as I'm off work smile

I thought World's End was ok but like you not as good as the others. Did you spot the Cornetto reference? biggrin
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/02/13 02:15 PM

"The World's End" was great. I love Nick Frost's crotchety demeanor.
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/02/13 04:10 PM


Originally Posted By: ColJamesD

According to several articles I found on the net using GOOGLE and BING search, this movie is a lie.

The real Captain Phillips was an arrogant leader who did not heed the piracy warnings, the orders to stay at least 600 KM off the Somali coast, the procedures to keep the shipped locked down and the crew on constant watch for pirates.


Yea...I've read that too...but...

One thing I've seen happen is when people who were doing a job, and one gets the "star" attention from others, there's very often someone who's really pissed off about all the attention...and they will often say just about anything to cut the "star" down. I've seen it several times in the army, seen it in the workplace, had to deal with it among employees of mine. Sometimes they will even invent lies to support their story.

My point is that especially when an event turns into a financial windfal for one among many who were there, it's quite possible, likely even, that others may want to rip the "winner" down. All that said, I don't know if the accusations made against the captain are real or justified, or as I suspect pure bogus lies themselves...and frankly I don't think we'll really ever find out.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/02/13 08:09 PM

I've seen reports that not only his own crew but people who've worked tangentially with him over the years (including none recently) are dismissive or disbelieving of his portrayal in the film.

So my guess is the script makes him look more heroic than he really was, but I don't know if he's the huge jerk that some others are trying to counter-portray him as.

As usual, the truth probably lies in the middle.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Navigator

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/05/13 04:33 PM

Kick-Ass 2. Was good but a bit more down beat then the first.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/05/13 04:38 PM

I also enjoyed Kick Ass 2 but for me it had lost a certain something the first one had.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 04:37 AM

The US version of "The Office" has been around for 9 seasons? Sheesh.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 05:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
I also enjoyed Kick Ass 2 but for me it had lost a certain something the first one had.


The first one was fun and cute and fresh.

Not only is this sequel a big mess, it has also lost the novelty of the original movie.

Furthermore, Chloe is a teenager now.

It just not the same having Hit Girl being older.

Watching her kick ass when she was a little girls was cute.

Watching her kick ass now as a teenager is the same as watching a High School movie like Mean Girls.

Considering the Mean Girls subplot that was inserted into the storyline of this sequel, this could had been Mean Girls 3 (there was a made for TV Mean Girls 2 sequel).

Remember the first scene of Mindy and Nic together in the first movie when Nic shot her?

That scene really took me by surprise and it was a definitely a BIG "WTF?" moment!

Now you have the same scene with Mindy and Dave and you knew what was coming this time.

It wasn't fun anymore when she shot him.

I hope they don't plan a sequel.
Posted By: sp00k

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 11:16 AM

Movie: Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Tv Show: Sons of Anarchy
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 01:47 PM

The Family (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404311/

This movie could had been so much better.

They spent 1 1/2 hours to introduce the characters and try to establish some relationship for them with their surroundings and make them out to be human and then boom,

let's just end it with a big formulaic climactic shootout.

Then all those scenes with DeNiro fantasizing about what he would do to the person he was speaking with just felt forced.

I truly was expecting more from director Luc Besson but it seems as of late, he is getting worse and worse with each new movie he directs or writes.

2 out of 5
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I am currently just starting to watch The Family.

Michelle Pfeiffer is 55 now?

She looks terrible!


*shrug* I thought she looked terrible 25 years ago, so it doesn't surprise me she looks terrible now. If she looked good, then THAT would be a surprise!




The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I am currently just starting to watch The Family.

Michelle Pfeiffer is 55 now?

She looks terrible!


*shrug* I thought she looked terrible 25 years ago, so it doesn't surprise me she looks terrible now. If she looked good, then THAT would be a surprise!

The Jedi Master


25 years ago would be 1988.

She still looked good back then especially in 1988's Tequila Sunrise!

I don't blame Mel and Kurt one bit for fighting over her in that film!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 01:55 PM

doesshe




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 02:35 PM

I first noticed Michelle Pfeiffer in "Scarface" so that would have been in 1983. She was attractive but she wasn't a mega model or anything like that.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 02:38 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD


[B]I truly was expecting more from director Luc Besson but it seems as of late, he is getting worse and worse with each new movie he directs or writes.


2 out of 5


The last thing he made that I liked was "The Fifth Element" and that was 1997! Everything he's made since has been crap.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD


[B]I truly was expecting more from director Luc Besson but it seems as of late, he is getting worse and worse with each new movie he directs or writes.


2 out of 5


The last thing he made that I liked was "The Fifth Element" and that was 1997! Everything he's made since has been crap.


Besson is another movie maker that started out with fresh ideas, ground breaking films, and then sold out to Hollywood to make formulaic cookie cutter movies so they can be cranked out quickly to make a fast buck.

Another director that started out the same way and that I no longer respect is Wolfgang Petersen.

After Das Boot and In The Line Of Fire, he started making crap!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 03:31 PM

Agreed ColJames. It seems that most film directors can't turn down the all mighty Dollar once Hollywood expresses an interest in them. I'm proud to say that two directors who have not sold out are David Lynch and Terry Gilliam.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/06/13 08:01 PM

You can tell the directors that haven't sold out--they don't make a lot of films, and they're all modestly budgeted at most.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/07/13 12:03 PM

Do I have to watch Chronicles of Riddick before watching Riddick?

Should I even bother watching Riddick or Chronicles of Riddick or either one?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/07/13 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Do I have to watch Chronicles of Riddick before watching Riddick?

Should I even bother watching Riddick or Chronicles of Riddick or either one?


Yes I suggest you watch both. The first 10 minutes or so of Riddick is directly tied to the events of Chronicles.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/07/13 04:05 PM

I've seen Pitch Black and I loved it.

I didn't see Chronicles of Riddick because the previews looked horrible.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/07/13 04:55 PM

"Riddick" follows the same basic formula as "Pitch Black" but the characters are not as interesting IMHO.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/07/13 06:13 PM

What year is Riddick supposed to be set in?

They are still using shelled ammunition?

No ray guns?
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/07/13 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I am currently just starting to watch The Family.

Michelle Pfeiffer is 55 now?

She looks terrible!


*shrug* I thought she looked terrible 25 years ago, so it doesn't surprise me she looks terrible now. If she looked good, then THAT would be a surprise!

The Jedi Master


25 years ago would be 1988.

She still looked good back then especially in 1988's Tequila Sunrise!

I don't blame Mel and Kurt one bit for fighting over her in that film!



She was a knock out in The Fabulous Baker Boys playing a torch song siren with Jeff Bridges.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/08/13 12:34 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
What year is Riddick supposed to be set in?

They are still using shelled ammunition?

No ray guns?
The Riddick films never reveal an exact date of when they take place but Chronicles of Riddick takes place between 5-10 years after Pitch Black.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/13 03:01 AM

Michelle Pfeiffer was stunning in Tequila Sunrise.


In movie related news, trailer to the upcoming film Noah with Russell Crowe as Noah!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAfJulXFYlc

The creative stupidity of Hollywood writers and producers never ceases to amuse me!!

rotflmao!!!!

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/13 03:05 AM

The Julius Caesar assassination scene in "Rome" has got to be one of the most disturbing and brilliantly acted scenes ever for a tv show. I just watched that season one finale.
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/13 08:38 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Do I have to watch Chronicles of Riddick before watching Riddick?

Should I even bother watching Riddick or Chronicles of Riddick or either one?



"Riddick" is...well, B-movie actioner. Missable. A movie for when nothing's on, and you are couch-bound. It's not bad...it's just not great.


"Chronicles of Riddick" is a "like it or hate it" movie. There's not much middle ground. I enjoyed it more the second time around. The story is...cold...there's no love there, empathy is minimal...and yet, there's something to this movie. The story is significant, the visuals are good, the action is good, good dialogue...yea it's worth watching, but I can't guarantee that you'll love it. But I really liked it.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/13 10:20 AM

Artificial Intelligence.

Yeah,I know it's a 12 year old film,I play slow catch-up.

How have I dodged this one then? My brother insisted we watch it last night.I thought it was quite delightful,if a little freaked out by Osment at times.And yeah,It did seem to go on forever but I was thoroughly entertained throughout.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/13 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Artificial Intelligence.

Yeah,I know it's a 12 year old film,I play slow catch-up.

How have I dodged this one then? My brother insisted we watch it last night.I thought it was quite delightful,if a little freaked out by Osment at times.And yeah,It did seem to go on forever but I was thoroughly entertained throughout.


AI is a very underrated film. It was Spielberg's tribute to Stanley Kubrick by the way.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/13 04:33 PM

Yeah I spotted that at the end Panzer.

I thought that Jude Law as the 'pleasure robot' was brilliant biggrin
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/13 08:18 PM

It was supposed to be a Kubrick film. Spielberg took it over after he died.

It always struck me a film that was less than the sum of its parts. Somehow I felt like I should've liked it more than I did.


Saw White House Down this weekend.

Um...well, I don't really know what to say about it. Lots of action and effects. Some good actors. A rather implausible story. Kinda spoils it. I can buy Day After Tomorrow's world-ending freeze. I can buy ID4's world-ending aliens. I can buy 2012's world-ending cataclysm. I couldn't buy WHD's world peace subversion.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/14/13 06:25 PM

Recent films:

- Watched Hunger Games on blu-ray and then saw Catching fire at the movies.

- Watched The Wizard of OZ dubbed in German

- Watched The Wizard of OZ dubbed in Russian.

- Watched Pacific Rim dubbed in French.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/14/13 06:50 PM

Interesting PV1. I had no idea you knew so many languages.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/14/13 06:53 PM

Nolan again?

Why is he still making student films?

What is this movie even about?

What a crappy teaser trailer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=827FNDpQWrQ
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/14/13 06:56 PM

Student films? That implies a low budget look to his films which they certainly don't have.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/14/13 07:03 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I had no idea you knew so many languages.


if that you are speaking of fluency, then I don't "know" them. I take every opportunity to try to build my knowledge of them and to add vocabulary. As far as cinema is concerned, I often watch movies in other languages to see if there is any subtle change in character of the movie.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/14/13 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Artificial Intelligence.

Yeah,I know it's a 12 year old film,I play slow catch-up.

How have I dodged this one then? My brother insisted we watch it last night.I thought it was quite delightful,if a little freaked out by Osment at times.


He didn't blink a single time throughout the entire film.

Where has Osment gone? I thought he was going to be a major force in the acting world!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/14/13 07:15 PM

I remember reading something a couple years ago that mentioned that Osment simply decided to make college his priority and he voluntarily gave up acting.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/15/13 06:43 PM



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1840309/

Another franchise aimed at Tween girls and Teenage girls!!

Based on another 'wordwide bestselling" book series that Tween girls and Teenage girls would had read when they are not too busy trying to outdo each others Facebooking, Twitting, Instagraming, Pinteresting, etc, etc

Starring most everyone you'd never heard of nor that you even care about!!


"Divergent" is a thrilling (Of course! They always go to claim to be thrilling even when it's not) adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. (I guess in these types of movies people can't plan ahead and are always late!)

Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sutgWjz10sM

sleepy sleepy sleepy
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/15/13 07:26 PM

Every studio is desperately trying to capitalize on the Hunger Games success.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/16/13 04:37 PM

I saw Planes.

My girls liked it well enough, but compared to Frozen and Wreck-it-Ralph it was a pale shadow.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/17/13 01:08 AM

Went to see The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug today.

Saw the movie posters for the remakes of Endless Love, About Last Night (with an all African American cast), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller.

UGH!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/17/13 04:06 AM

I had no idea Walter Mitty was a remake until a friend pointed it out to me. The original film came out in the late 40's!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/17/13 01:30 PM

Starring the great Danny Kaye.

While Stiller's films might have made more money, I don't think anyone would argue that he's a better performer than Danny Kaye was.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 04:41 AM

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Liked it quite a lot even though some of the action scenes were over the top.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 06:08 AM

Saw Hobbit 2 in HFR 3D Imax

Also watched "The Fly" (1958)
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 01:51 PM

I remember watching the Fly as a kid, must have been the early 80s. It held up pretty well, even if the actual head on the guy wasn't the best, but by wearing the cloth over his head most of the film it made it ok.

However, the end of the film freaked me out even then. First the little "help me!" and then Vincent Price smashing it with the rock...I'm sure today kids that are 10 wouldn't be affected by that, but it was a different era.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 02:05 PM

And "The Fly" remake is one of those rare cases where the remake was better than the original.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 02:17 PM

I never bothered to see it. I just never wanted to see Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum together.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 03:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I never bothered to see it. I just never wanted to see Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum together.



The Jedi Master


Never watch 'Earth Girls are Easy' then. Not that anyone ever should anyway.

Well,maybe to see a rather fit Geena in a skimpy bikini wink
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 03:19 PM

I've only watched Julie Brown's musical number because it's a classic.

"Cuz I'm a blonde, B-L-O-N-D
Cuz I'm a blonde, don't you wish you were me?
People say I'm lazy, and maybe it's true
With my hair and body, you would be too!
Cuz I'm a blonde, B-L...I don't know!
Cuz I'm a blonde, yeah yeah yeah!"



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 03:41 PM

Had Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum had kids, they would have been super tall.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/18/13 05:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Starring the great Danny Kaye.

While Stiller's films might have made more money, I don't think anyone would argue that he's a better performer than Danny Kaye was.



The Jedi Master


QFT! Danny was not only more talented, but more versatile.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/20/13 03:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
However, the end of the film freaked me out even then. First the little "help me!" and then Vincent Price smashing it with the rock...


yeah. an all-time classic sci-fi horror scene.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/20/13 05:56 AM




Yup. Still bugs me. (pun not intended wink )
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/20/13 01:29 PM

Huh. I thought I remembered Price smashing it with the rock. Well, close enough. smile



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/21/13 01:33 AM

Inshite miru: 7-kakan no desu gêmu aka The Incite Mill (2010)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1586753/



A Japanese version of Ten Little Indians, Saw film series, Cube and Battle Royale combination but without the gory torture porn.

I like these kind of mystery-thriller movies: several strangers thrown together in a precariously strange situation and faced with the dilemma to either trust each other or kill each other if they want to survive.

4.5/5
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/23/13 01:03 PM

Desolation of Smaug. Liked it, although only half the film was based on the book and the rest was from other sources or invented. Never realized how big Smaug was supposed to be!

Pacific Rim. Ok, although I felt the film could've done with a little less action and a little more story as it seemed they had come up with something worth exploring more.

Oh yeah, and what's the tendency to hire actors to use accents different from their own? The star of the film was British, but he had an American accent. Then they had Americans speaking like Aussies, Brits speaking like Aussies...just let these people use their own and make slight script changes to accommodate them.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/23/13 04:24 PM

The only Japanese films that really interest me are from Akira Kurosawa.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/23/13 05:30 PM

Despicable Me 2, far funnier then the first.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/23/13 06:26 PM

Really? Good, I'll be renting that soon. My daughters saw DM1 on cable yesterday and really liked it, especially the Minions.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/24/13 04:42 AM

Everyone and their dog likes the minions. lol
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/24/13 10:04 AM

Originally Posted By: JimK
Despicable Me 2, far funnier then the first.

Watched that last night and I have to agree. yep
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/26/13 03:25 AM

Heartbreak Ridge: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091187/
Not a great script by any means but I find myself watching it most times I see it show up on tv.


Wheels
Posted By: Snakeyes

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/26/13 03:32 AM

The Conjuring.

I don't find many horror movies worth watching. This wasn't too bad.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/26/13 03:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Snakeyes
The Conjuring.

I don't find many horror movies worth watching. This wasn't too bad.
It was decent. I didn't find it scary at all though.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/26/13 12:47 PM

Well, to be fair "horror" and "scary" are not synonyms. Perhaps some of them aren't trying to scare, they're just trying to be horrible.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/26/13 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Well, to be fair "horror" and "scary" are not synonyms. Perhaps some of them aren't trying to scare, they're just trying to be horrible.



The Jedi Master
A horror film that fails to scare me is like a comedy that fails to make me laugh.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/26/13 06:09 PM

You don't need to be scared, you just need to feel horror.

For instance, a film consisting of nothing but love scenes between Bea Arthur and Art Carney circa 1995 I would call a horror film.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/28/13 05:53 AM

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050490/
An enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.


Wheels
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 10:42 AM

'The Heat'

I don't think I've laughed so much at a movie for a long,long time.

I didn't know who Melissa McCarthy was except she is one funny lady.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
'The Heat'

I don't think I've laughed so much at a movie for a long,long time.

I didn't know who Melissa McCarthy was except she is one funny lady.
Sandra Bullock is pretty good with comedy as well.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 11:23 AM

....and still quite hot yep I have the image of her in Demolition Man permanently burned into my retina's.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 11:29 AM

Sandra still looks great indeed even with her collagen infused lips.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 02:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
'The Heat'

I don't think I've laughed so much at a movie for a long,long time.

I didn't know who Melissa McCarthy was except she is one funny lady.


She's been in a few films recently. Identity Thief and Bridesmaids are the two biggest ones.

She was a regular on The Gilmore Girls years back and more recently on Mike and Molly. Little known tidbit: she had a tiny part in the first Charlie's Angels film in 2000.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 02:44 PM

Almost forgot, saw Turbo.

Decent film for kids, my daughter really liked it. For adults, well, it's not as good, but it still beats Planes or The Croods.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 02:46 PM

Melissa McCarthy proves yet again that fat women can get leading roles in Hollywood if they're funny.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 04:58 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Melissa McCarthy proves yet again that fat women can get leading roles in Hollywood if they're funny.


I find her annoying!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/30/13 05:02 PM

I liked her in Bridesmaids, but I think Identity Thief was too much. She's basically a female Jack Black...good in measured doses only.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 06:08 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Melissa McCarthy proves yet again that fat women can get leading roles in Hollywood if they're funny.

I am sure that being related to Jenny McCarthy didn't hurt either.


Wheels
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 06:15 AM

I am watching Lone Survivor right now.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 06:32 AM

The Backup Plan: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212436/


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 11:50 AM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
It's time to turn in your man card wheels. Stat!!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 02:26 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Melissa McCarthy proves yet again that fat women can get leading roles in Hollywood if they're funny.

I am sure that being related to Jenny McCarthy didn't hurt either.


Wheels



Really? I would think actually it WOULD.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 03:09 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

It's time to turn in your man card wheels. Stat!!

Lol, I knew that one would generate a response from you. biggrin


Wheels
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

It's time to turn in your man card wheels. Stat!!

Lol, I knew that one would generate a response from you. biggrin


Wheels



Um..... Jennifer Lopez? Turn in your movie watching card. Shheesh! wink The Cell was the only movie I think she was decent.



EDIT: First half of Cloud Atlas. While I think it's rather preachy, the story is wonderfully woven.
Posted By: Murphy

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 03:57 PM

To be honest....at the moment....as I watch mostly only movies....the last one was;

"South of Heaven, West of Hell"

A strange movie....that I enjoyed.
I'm a revenge kind of guy....and love a "Western".
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 03:57 PM

What would be considered to be the greater crime against humanity?

Someone forced to watch a Jennifer Lopez movie marathon or someone forced to hard manual labor at an internment camp?

I vote for the former.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 04:56 PM

Last night I watched 'The Bohemian Girl' with Laurel and Hardy.

In fact I am working my way through all 21 discs of a box set,with 4-5 films per disc. All in black and white,none of the coloured versions. I love these guys.Good clean comedy and very very funny.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 06:26 PM

Ugh, I can't stand watching a B&W film after it's been "altered." The lighting requirements for B&W differ totally from color. If you don't like B&W, like my wife doesn't, that's fine, but don't ask for a color version.

Many a TV show in recent decades have made an episode or 2 in B&W and when they just desaturate the color it always looks WRONG. Sure, it's B&W, but it doesn't look like an old native B&W image.

You need to go the proper route. I believe the Moonlighting episode used the classic methods, possibly the X Files one too. The ST Voyager B&W holodeck was all faked and didn't look correct either.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/31/13 06:29 PM

"Post Modern Prometheus". The only X-Files episode that is entirely in B&W.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/02/14 12:46 AM

Watched American Graffiti on blu-ray.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/02/14 04:52 AM

WOW!

The first movie was awesome.

This one looks even more awesomer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-GNOLqrTIk
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/02/14 05:32 AM

I haven't seen "American Graffiti" in ages. Good movie though. It's the earliest film I've seen with Harrison Ford.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/02/14 07:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Ugh, I can't stand watching a B&W film after it's been "altered." The lighting requirements for B&W differ totally from color. If you don't like B&W, like my wife doesn't, that's fine, but don't ask for a color version.

Many a TV show in recent decades have made an episode or 2 in B&W and when they just desaturate the color it always looks WRONG. Sure, it's B&W, but it doesn't look like an old native B&W image.

You need to go the proper route. I believe the Moonlighting episode used the classic methods, possibly the X Files one too. The ST Voyager B&W holodeck was all faked and didn't look correct either.



The Jedi Master


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8115/8625081549_5e9b6979c7_b.jpg

Would you think the inside of the Munster's house would be those colors? The black and white TV show makes the house look eerily dramatic, while the real life pictures make the home look like a Willy Wonka set. The colors work well because of the different lighting conditions required for B&W film.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/02/14 11:58 AM

Ugh. Talk about massive clutter!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/02/14 01:58 PM

Exactly, just as they used chocolate syrup for blood because it looked right in B&W, while red blood did not.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/04/14 03:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Exactly, just as they used chocolate syrup for blood because it looked right in B&W, while red blood did not.



The Jedi Master

Neat factoid, I hadn't heard that one before.


Wheels
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/04/14 07:31 AM

Watching Carrie 2013.

My Gawd!

Brian and Stephen have got to be rolling in their graves!
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 08:31 AM

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/

This was an overlong tedious movie to watch!!

Almost 20 minutes longer than The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

It felt like it never was going to end and several times in the film, it just dragged on and dragged on; unlike The Hobbit where you didn't even know 2 hours and 40 min has gone by.

3.75/5
Posted By: Snakeyes

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 08:53 AM

Red 2. I liked the first movie and the second wasn't bad either. They are lighthearted fare, over the top action movies and a pretty good cast in both.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 11:22 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/

This was an overlong tedious movie to watch!!

Almost 20 minutes longer than The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

It felt like it never was going to end and several times in the film, it just dragged on and dragged on; unlike The Hobbit where you didn't even know 2 hours and 40 min has gone by.

3.75/5
Your rating doesn't really match the comments you made. I was expecting something more like 2.0/5
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/

This was an overlong tedious movie to watch!!

Almost 20 minutes longer than The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

It felt like it never was going to end and several times in the film, it just dragged on and dragged on; unlike The Hobbit where you didn't even know 2 hours and 40 min has gone by.

3.75/5
Your rating doesn't really match the comments you made. I was expecting something more like 2.0/5


I gave it a higher rating than it deserves because of the large number of vayjayjay shots in it.
Posted By: Para_Bellum

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 05:09 PM

In the last couple of weeks I finally managed to watch all seasons of the Battlestar Galactica series. After a great start I have to admit that at times I had to force myself to watch it through to the end. When half an episode consists of dreams/visions/illusions things start to get a bit tedious...

A bit too much pseudo-religious/philosophical claptrap for my tastes.

Other than that some great ideas, excellent actors and pretty cool visuals.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 05:17 PM

Your main complaint is shared by quite a few BSG fans Para. As for me personally, I liked BSG just as much at the end of the series as I did in the beginning.

What can I say? Everyone has a different cup of tea. smile
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 05:31 PM

Yeah, I think it safe to say that the BSG series as it finished was not the same as it started. That's what happens when you let a show grow "organically" and don't have a defined plan.

To date B5 still seems to be the only SF series that did that.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
That's what happens when you let a show grow "organically" and don't have a defined plan.



The Jedi Master
Lost, X-Files, V and many others guilty as charged!

One show I have no idea about is Fringe. I wonder how much of that show was planned out from the beginning?
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 06:16 PM

Never had the DVDs or watched anything online from the makers of the show. No idea of really anything that happened BTS for it.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/09/14 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/

This was an overlong tedious movie to watch!!

Almost 20 minutes longer than The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

It felt like it never was going to end and several times in the film, it just dragged on and dragged on; unlike The Hobbit where you didn't even know 2 hours and 40 min has gone by.

3.75/5
Your rating doesn't really match the comments you made. I was expecting something more like 2.0/5


I gave it a higher rating than it deserves because of the large number of vayjayjay shots in it.



They had the hot blonde from that movie on Jimmy Kimmel last night, funny because she told her parents there were no nude scenes in it, then she said they imposed her face on a stunt doubles body. I'll be seeing this soon.

I watched Murph: The Protector last night. Bought the DVD, it's a documentary on one of the guys killed in the Lone Soldier mission. He was the guy who went out in the open to make the call to base that they needed help... Sounded like a really great guy, truly a great story!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLf9kQEwG9E
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/14 01:59 AM

watched the last episodes of Breaking Bad and Masters of Sex the other night. Enjoyed both. I tend to accumulate shows on my DVR and have marathons. I have 48 Dexters to watch, but have to be in the right frame of mind to appreciate that one.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/14 02:42 AM

Masters of Sex is a pretty interesting show. The main girl who plays the research assistant is quite cute.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/14 04:29 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Your main complaint is shared by quite a few BSG fans Para. As for me personally, I liked BSG just as much at the end of the series as I did in the beginning.

What can I say? Everyone has a different cup of tea. smile


I don't think Para Bellum would have liked Caprica. wink
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/14 04:41 AM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Your main complaint is shared by quite a few BSG fans Para. As for me personally, I liked BSG just as much at the end of the series as I did in the beginning.

What can I say? Everyone has a different cup of tea. smile


I don't think Para Bellum would have liked Caprica. wink
Yeah I'd say that's a safe bet.
Posted By: Ajay

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/14 05:31 AM

Raging Bull, finally. Then sat back and watched a few of Jake LaMottas fights on the tube. I thought Pesci was nearly better than De Niro myself smile
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/14 07:01 AM

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359950/

Beautifully filmed remake of the 1947 classic but I can't recommend it.

It's like eating a full course dinner and leaving the restaurant afterward still feeling empty and hungry!

3/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/14 11:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Ajay
Raging Bull, finally. Then sat back and watched a few of Jake LaMottas fights on the tube. I thought Pesci was nearly better than De Niro myself smile
"I coulda been a contender".
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/10/14 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359950/

Beautifully filmed remake of the 1947 classic but I can't recommend it.

It's like eating a full course dinner and leaving the restaurant afterward still feeling empty and hungry!

3/5


So the film had too much MSG?



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/15/14 05:37 AM

Bad Day at Black Rock: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047849/


Wheels
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/15/14 06:41 AM

I watched L.A Confidential last night. it's still my favorite cop film.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/15/14 11:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
I watched L.A Confidential last night. it's still my favorite cop film.
Great film. Kim Basinger kind of disappeared after that movie.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/15/14 03:32 PM

He career went with her looks.





The Jedi Master
Posted By: EAF331 MadDog

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/15/14 11:08 PM

"Escape Plan"

Pretty fun movie with Arnie and Sly in the lead. One and a half thumb up.
Posted By: Dedalus69

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/14 12:28 AM

A movie called "Her". An interesting scfi drama. About a lonely guy who's girlfriend is a computer operating system capable of learning called OS1. Worth a view at a very possible look at the future
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/14 12:35 AM

Dog Day Afternoon
HEAT
Little Shop of Horrors ('86)
Brave.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/14 02:55 AM

Groundhog Day

The Black List
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/14 03:28 AM

Heat is such a fantastic film.
Posted By: Para_Bellum

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/14 11:29 AM

Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku

Japanese movie (2011) about Admiral Yamamoto. Some decent CGI including some aerial fighting but all in all a rather slow, dialogue-heavy movie. The character of Yamamoto appears very much idealized, a thoughtful man always fighting for peace under difficult circumstances. As with most Japanese WW2 movies I miss a bit a more critical approach to the subject.

I'd rate it 6/10. 7/10 for history buffs.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/14 11:36 AM

I really like the actor who portrayed Yamamoto in "Tora Tora Tora". Actually that entire Japanese cast was very good.
Posted By: Para_Bellum

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/14 11:47 AM

Yep, that cast was excellent.

I think that Koji Yakusho did a good job in the Yamamoto movie, but the script could've been much better.



Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/20/14 08:20 AM

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790636/

Decent movie but not worthy of a Best Picture Oscar Nomination.

By the time it ended, it felt disjointed.

I give it 3.75/5
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/20/14 08:32 AM

Serenity

The Running Man
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/20/14 12:01 PM

12 Years a Slave (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024544

A very emotionally difficult movie to watch yet it still doesn't minimize the importance of its historical value and the scope of its dramatic impact.

If this film sweeps the Academy this year, it will be very well deserved.

4.75/5
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/20/14 03:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Serenity

The Running Man


Nice picks. I've not seen Richard Dawson in forever.


I saw Red 2. Decent enough, not quite as good as the first, but it had Anthony Hopkins doing a great job of being a loony loony.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/20/14 04:39 PM

Bad Day At Black Rock.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/14 02:46 AM

Throne of Blood


One of the absolute best film adaptations of Shakespeare EVER.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/14 06:21 AM

Duel at Diablo (1966): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060355/


Wheels
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/14 01:27 PM

A Single Shot (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540741/

Dark, brooding, movie about a man and the consequences of his actions.

The ominous soundtrack and the gloomy grayish filmography of a landscape devoid of colors adds to the dark mood of this violent and haunting psychological thriller.

It's a shame this film was not even anywhere on the Academy Awards' radar as Sam Rockwell turns in a great performance as a man living in the backwoods whose poverty ridden life doesn't give him many choices and opportunities and how one unexpected tragic event changes his life.

4.5/5
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/14 10:49 PM

Rewatching "The Wire". Up towards the end of Season 3 now.

What a great show.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/14 02:30 AM

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/14 03:26 AM

You have been and always shall be my friend.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/14 02:05 PM

Watched the Sleepy Hollow finale. I didn't see it coming. Bravo for that.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/23/14 08:44 AM

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951264/

Should had been titled The Boring Hunger Games sequel: Catching Zzzz's!

I thought the first one was bad, this is even worse!

On February 2012, I rated the first film a 0.5/5.

I will rate this stinker:

0.1/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/23/14 11:28 AM

Maybe you didn't like it because you're not a 16 year old girl?
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/23/14 11:38 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Maybe you didn't like it because you're not a 16 year old girl?


I have 2 daughters who are age 6.

Even if they were 16 right now, I wouldn't want them to waste almost 2 1/2 hours of their lives watching this junk!

There are 2 more Hunger Games movies in the work?

Spare Us All!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/23/14 11:42 AM

I mean, maybe if Jennifer Lawrence was completely naked then I might watch the Hunger Games movies. Maybe....
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/23/14 11:44 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I mean, maybe if Jennifer Lawrence was completely naked then I might watch the Hunger Games movies. Maybe....


She didn't even look good in here.

They had her made up to look very conservative and her face looked real puffy.

She was hot and sexy in House At The End Of The Street.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/24/14 06:11 PM

American Hustle (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1800241/

Not impressed by it.

David O. Russell's direction lately has been too much by the number and linear.

Jennifer Lawrence is wasted in this film.

The dialogue (albeit most of it was improvised by the actors and actresses without a script) was awful.

This is what the Academy is picking nowadays for Best Picture?

Inside Llewyn Davis is another much better film than any of this year's Best Picture nominations and yet the Academy totally passed it by.

I think the Academy succumbed once again to Political Correctness and Special Interest.

They picked a movie for Best Picture because they didn't want to offend the Gay and Lesbian community and they picked another movie for Best Picture because they didn't want to be accused of Racial Discrimination.

Then they picked Gravity for Best Picture because it was commercially popular.

1/5
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/25/14 05:35 AM

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.

I went with a friend and saw this because it was the only one we both could agree on so I wasn't expecting much. Chris Pine's Jack Ryan was the best Jack Ryan since Alec Baldwin. Kenneth Brannaugh played and directed the movie and his work was well done.

A few plot conveniences made some things too predictable but on a whole I liked it. I enjoyed the characters. Keira Knightly looks beautiful and is used to good effect. I haven't read a Tom Clancey book in a while but wasn't there a back story in one of the books where Jack meets his wife because she was his physical therapist or doctor? That's where the movie starts and I felt the telling of that relayed the relationship without too much mellow-drama or unnecessary fluff.

As far as the CIA portion of the movie goes it was tight and in places heart poundingly good. A few quibbles like the conveniences I alluded to before bring it down a notch but over all a good re-imagining of the Jack Ryan story.

3.5/5
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/25/14 11:58 AM

Rush (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979320/

Here's another movie that was snubbed by this year's Academy Awards nominations.

I've seen Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years A Slave and Captain Philips and The Wolf Of Wall Street and Gravity and American Hustle, 6 of the 10 Best Picture nominees of this year.

None of them moved me.

None of them made me shed any tears.

Not only did "Rush" moved me:

I had a few tears streaming down during several of the scenes.

So why is this movie overlooked by the Academy?

No Best Picture. No Best Director. No Best Actor.

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!

Ron Howard is showing why he is getting better and better as a director whenever he directs a dramatic movie.

He is in the same league as Clint Eastwood now as director.

I give this film a 5/5, not only it's a perfect score, I am also rating it .25 higher than my previous rating for 12 Years A Slave and 1.25 higher than my previous ratings for Dallas Buyers Club and The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/26/14 12:35 PM

Out of the Furnace (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1206543

Terrible! Absolutely Terrible!

The 2 and 1/2 minute trailer was better than the sum of the entire 2 hour movie put together.

The writers had a good idea but they just couldn't deliver with a script that just kept dragging on and on!

Furthermore, you are supposed to feel compassion for the characters and frankly me dear, after almost 1 hr into the film, I didn't give a damn anymore what, if anything, happened to any of them.

1/5
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/27/14 03:17 AM

Species - Natasha, oh baby.

The Prestige
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/27/14 03:22 AM

Scarlett Johansson in "The Prestige" - Oh baby!
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/27/14 03:52 AM

The Survivors (1983): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086397/


Wheels
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/27/14 05:51 PM

I don't remember if Cathy was supposed to have been known Jack during his recovery or not, TBH. I mean, she went into ophthalmology so I'm not sure there would've been any real crossover there.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/27/14 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I don't remember if Cathy was supposed to have been known Jack during his recovery or not, TBH. I mean, she went into ophthalmology so I'm not sure there would've been any real crossover there.



The Jedi Master
Huh?

edit: Nevermind. I just realized you were responding to knightgames' post.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 01:18 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Scarlett Johansson in "The Prestige" - Oh baby!


I don't find ScarJo to be all that attractive TBH.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 04:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I don't remember if Cathy was supposed to have been known Jack during his recovery or not, TBH. I mean, she went into ophthalmology so I'm not sure there would've been any real crossover there.



The Jedi Master




It's been quite a while since my last Clancey novel - maybe Patriot Game or Clear and Present Danger. I read all up to that point. For some reason that story line in the movie resonated, but can't be sure. Maybe she was in the same hospital and she caught Jack's attention. Oh well, thanks.


Speaking of movies. I went to the 4:45 show. $11.00 2D standard screen. Okay I know prices have gone up. Went to the snack stand to get the obligatory popcorn. The bag was 6 inches by nine inches by 2.5 inches. Wanna guess how much it was?









$7.00. SEVEN DOLLARS! Are they F**KED? I told the concessionaire to forget it. WOW! I like Jack Ryan but I'd like it just as much on DVD. It's getting to be that movies aren't worth it unless they are a visual spectacle and add to the experience by being seen on the large screen.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 05:00 AM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
The Survivors (1983): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086397/


Wheels



Oh no you didn't. I was hoping for something.... anything to happen when I saw that. The funniest thing in the movie was the smoking tree.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 05:40 AM

I rarely get concessions when I'm at the movie theatre. Sorry but I'm not paying a 300% mark up for crap.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 06:52 AM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
The Survivors (1983): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086397/


Wheels



Oh no you didn't. I was hoping for something.... anything to happen when I saw that. The funniest thing in the movie was the smoking tree.

The editing for language didn't help it any.

I thought the parrot scene at the beginning was pretty funny and creative.


Wheels
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 10:13 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I rarely get concessions when I'm at the movie theatre. Sorry but I'm not paying a 300% mark up for crap.


I worked at movie theaters as usher, box office ticket cashier, concessionaire, chief of staff, assistant manager. general manager.

My second job when I was a senior in High School in 1982, after working at Burger King, was at a brand new 8 screen movie theater.

I started there as a concessionaire and when I left to go to the Police Academy 4 1/2 years later, I was an assistant manager.

My job after leaving the police department in 1993 was at a prestigious 3 stories movie theater with marble floors and elevators and multi-level parking garage. I was the General manager.

We were one of the few theaters in the country to have the THX Dolby Stereo sound system and we were also used for the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound system testing before it was installed in our theater and selected theaters across the country for Jurassic Park.

I was there for 3 years until I left to start my own business as a Real Estate Broker.

I can tell you the gross stories about how they make their food and what they do with it.

Oh and Yes!

The markup on concessionaire 'food' is ridiculous.

Do you know they make their money by the popcorn bag and soda drink cup not by the content of them, the popcorn and soda.

Next time you go to the movie theater, ask if you can have an empty soda drink cup.

See what they tell you!

You still have to pay full price for an empty soda drink cup.

The theater only get about 30% of the $12 you paid for the movie ticket on that brand new movie.

The other 70% goes to the movie studio as a rental and exhbition fee for that theater's right to show that movie.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 11:28 AM

I thought the industry standard was closer to 50/50 when it came to the studio and the theatre chain dividing up the ticket proceeds?

I've always understood though that the theatre chains made most of their revenue from concessions since the ticket proceeds were split.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 12:50 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I thought the industry standard was closer to 50/50 when it came to the studio and the theatre chain dividing up the ticket proceeds?

I've always understood though that the theatre chains made most of their revenue from concessions since the ticket proceeds were split.


Some movies even 80% to the studio during the first few weeks of their first run.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 02:25 PM

Just saw Wolf of Wallstreet last night, good movie but a tad bit long like everyone else mentions. Leonardo was awesome in this and the hot new blonde, Margot Robbie is smoking hot....
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 03:13 PM

Leo DiCaprio still amazes me with how much he's grown as an actor since his early days.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 03:16 PM

I watched Django (again) last night. DiCaprio was just brilliant in that.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 03:17 PM

no kidding, I remember him in Blood Diamond, thought he was really good in that. A long way from Growing Pains...
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 04:15 PM

The ticket split with the theater is based on numerous factors and is not fixed. Early bits of a run are in the studios' favor, later in the theaters'. I worked at one 20 years ago while I was in college. I remember the manager saying they made a lot of money on Forrest Gump because when the Oscar noms came out people went to see it who hadn't before and by then they were making more than half the ticket price, while in the early run they were making only 35 cents on the dollar or so.


I went to see Desolation of Smaug and bought a soda there for the first time in a few years. It was $5!! eek Literally I can get a 2 liter bottle at Publix on a buy 1-get 1 free sale for $2 (so $1 per bottle) but this 20-something ounce cup was $5! It was 50% the ticket price!!

Won't be doing that again unless I win the Lotto.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 04:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Won't be doing that again unless I win the Lotto.




The Jedi Master
Or you can just get a can of soda and drink it before you go see the movie. wink
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 04:28 PM

I'm usually thirsty in 3 hours!



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 04:36 PM

Although I am not a regular cinema go-er nowadays,I always used to sneak my own pop/sweets in. Screw paying cinema prices.
Posted By: Mace71

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 04:37 PM

Still do that when my son and I go.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 04:37 PM

The only thing keeping movie theatre chains afloat (at least in the US) are the teenagers that still go out in large numbers to see movies at the theatre for the social/dating aspect.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 04:41 PM

And that is precisely why I don't go anymore.Nothing more irritating than a gaggle of teenagers making lots of noise. I would be tempted to go all Frank Murdoch on their asses biggrin
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 05:04 PM

I go for the social aspect as much as the viewing experience. One of my friends is a film affectionado so he likes to go a lot. (He was actually in the summer flick RIPD) I'll go on occasion but this last time really turned my stomach. If the bag was at least a decent size I'd not feel so insulted, but as it was the bag seemed like a big middle finger to the public. I know that's how theatres make most of their money but this.... this was just insulting.

Another friend used to be the projectionist at an adult theatre. He was one of only a few local union projectionist so he worked at quite a few places. One of them was there.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 05:10 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
I go for the social aspect as much as the viewing experience. One of my friends is a film affectionado so he likes to go a lot. (He was actually in the summer flick RIPD) I'll go on occasion but this last time really turned my stomach. If the bag was at least a decent size I'd not feel so insulted, but as it was the bag seemed like a big middle finger to the public. I know that's how theatres make most of their money but this.... this was just insulting.

Another friend used to be the projectionist at an adult theatre. He was one of only a few local union projectionist so he worked at quite a few places. One of them was there.
I hope you didn't see RIPD in the theatre because that would have added insult to injury!
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/14 06:34 PM

I bring my own bottles of Ozarka water because Cinemark here charges $5 for a 20 oz bottle of Dasani water.

For $7, I can get two packs of 24 bottles of 20 oz Ozarka.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/29/14 02:24 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: knightgames
I go for the social aspect as much as the viewing experience. One of my friends is a film affectionado so he likes to go a lot. (He was actually in the summer flick RIPD) I'll go on occasion but this last time really turned my stomach. If the bag was at least a decent size I'd not feel so insulted, but as it was the bag seemed like a big middle finger to the public. I know that's how theatres make most of their money but this.... this was just insulting.

Another friend used to be the projectionist at an adult theatre. He was one of only a few local union projectionist so he worked at quite a few places. One of them was there.
I hope you didn't see RIPD in the theatre because that would have added insult to injury!



Hell no. Even though my friend is in it I still haven't seen it on DVD.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/29/14 02:27 AM

Just finished watching the "Ender`s Game" downloaded off of Itunes. This movie is AWESOME.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/03/14 09:15 PM

Ender's Game (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141

I read the book and I loved it.

I think them movie falls real short and many of the characters and talented young actors and young actresses were wasted.

3/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/14 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Ender's Game (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141

I read the book and I loved it.

I think them movie falls real short and many of the characters and talented young actors and young actresses were wasted.

3/5
How long was the movie? Seems like yet another book adaptation failure since there's only so much you can do in a 2 hour film.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/14 01:24 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Ender's Game (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141

I read the book and I loved it.

I think them movie falls real short and many of the characters and talented young actors and young actresses were wasted.

3/5
How long was the movie? Seems like yet another book adaptation failure since there's only so much you can do in a 2 hour film.


1 hour and 53 min with credits starting to roll at 1 hour and 45 min.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/14 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD

1 hour and 53 min with credits starting to roll at 1 hour and 45 min.
Ah. Well, there you go. I've not read "Ender's Game" but I assume the book is at least 250 pages?
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/14 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD

1 hour and 53 min with credits starting to roll at 1 hour and 45 min.
Ah. Well, there you go. I've not read "Ender's Game" but I assume the book is at least 250 pages?


The first book that the movie is based on is 380+ pages.

The movie left a lot of important stuff out.

There are also 10 more books, some are sequel of Ender's Game, some are spinoffs from Ender's Game and prequels and sequels to the spinoffs.

I doubt Hollywood will do anything worthwhile with them.

The movie only grossed $61 million in the U.S.A. with a budget of $110 million.

I don't think there will be a sequel.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/14 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
The movie only grossed $61 million in the U.S.A. with a budget of $110 million.

I don't think there will be a sequel.
Well there's the foreign box office as well as dvd sales/rentals but I think you are right. It seems everything Harrison Ford has been in (except Indiana Jones) over the past few years bombs at the box office .
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/14 02:54 PM

I think the norm nowadays for a movie to make a profit is to earn at least one time it's budget.

So if the budget was $110 million, it need to earn $220 million.

Also, many times when a movie budget is listed at $110 million, that $110 million does not include marketing cost:

movie trailers at the theaters, TV advertisement, print advertising, cost of printing out the movie on reel and digital discs and shipping them to the movie theaters, etc etc
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/14 02:57 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I think the norm nowadays for a movie to make a profit is to earn at least one time it's budget.

So if the budget was $110 million, it need to earn $220 million.

That used to be the rule when the US box office was significantly larger than the international box office. That's no longer the case. A perfect example is "Pacific Rim". It failed to make even as much as its budget in the US but it did extremely well internationally and the last report I read said that the film was profitable.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/14 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I think the norm nowadays for a movie to make a profit is to earn at least one time it's budget.

So if the budget was $110 million, it need to earn $220 million.


Ok, maybe it's me, but I would define that as TWO times its budget because 220 is 2x110. That's 100% profit perhaps.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/06/14 06:15 AM

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036868/


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/06/14 11:28 AM

Originally Posted By: wheelsup_cavu
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036868/


Wheels
1946 release date huh? The producers wasted no time! Lol.
Posted By: Lieste

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/07/14 11:03 PM

The Ballad of Little Jo. The story of a frontiersman and his life in the wilderness near a mining settlement. An unusual Western, with real and unusual main characters. Sad, and beautiful in parts.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/14 06:34 PM

We're the Millers.

A lot funnier than I thought it would be, although I thought it wasn't going to be very funny at all.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/14 06:49 PM

Film night with my Bro last night.

The Watch http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1298649/ (It got severely bashed on Rotten Tomatoes)

Never heard of it,so didn't know what to expect.Quite enjoyable.Alien invasion with Ben Stiller trying to fend it off.I didn't know Richard Ayoade was an actor,I'd only seen him on quiz shows over here before.

Filth http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450321/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_3

James McAvoy. Again,had never heard of it but found it very enjoyable.
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/14 10:21 PM

I'm waiting on the start of Arrow on Belgian TV here, meanwhile I have been enjoying Person of Interest and getting laughs from Castle.

So how is Arrow? any good, or am I wasting my time waiting on it?
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/11/14 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
We're the Millers.

A lot funnier than I thought it would be, although I thought it wasn't going to be very funny at all.



The Jedi Master


this was hilarious, like you I wasn't expecting much but it was well done.

I just watched Invictus, pretty decent movie. accents were a little strong to hear everything.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/11/14 02:22 PM

What's "Invictus" about? I've not heard of that film.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/11/14 02:24 PM

That's the Matt Damon and Morgan Freedman where Morgan plays Nelson Mandela and Damon plays the captain of the local Rugby team. It's how Nelson used the Rugby team to bring the country together.

You couldn't find a better person to play Nelson I don't think

Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/11/14 03:48 PM

I've never been particularly crazy about Eastwood's acting, he was always just ok to me, but he's done a much better job as a director.

I don't really care for his lectures to empty seats, though. They lack something.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/12/14 01:37 AM

Transporter 2 - like the Audi. The villainess was over the top.

Transporter 3 - like the Audi. an OK film.

Lone Survivor
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/12/14 02:03 AM

The Monuments Men (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177771

This movie could had been great and instead it was a let down.

The exposition of it was just too erratic.

Look! 2 of the Monuments Men are over here! 2 of the other Monuments Men are over there.

One minute they are in Paris. Then in Belgium. Then back in France, oh wait!

I think it's Germany now!

Boy, they sure travel fast from point to point considering there is a full scale world war going on as if (except for one scene that showed it) they never ran into retreating Nazi troops during their travels across Western Europe.

It could had used better editing and a little longer running time for more concise and seamless story telling!

3/5
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/12/14 05:14 PM

that's a bummer, I had high hopes for that movie. guess I'll rent it on Netflix instead.
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/13/14 07:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I think the norm nowadays for a movie to make a profit is to earn at least one time it's budget.

So if the budget was $110 million, it need to earn $220 million.


Ok, maybe it's me, but I would define that as TWO times its budget because 220 is 2x110. That's 100% profit perhaps.



The Jedi Master


Sure...over how many months/years from start to collecting the profits?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/13/14 11:43 AM

Even Lynch's "Dune" broke even financially but it took over 10 years from its release date to do so!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/13/14 04:46 PM

That was harder back then as after release it was pretty much only TV that made more money. The home video market was small.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/28/14 03:35 AM

Thor: The Dark World

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/

I can't recommend it.

Not as fun and fresh as the first one.

Even Natalie doesn't seem excited to see Thor anymore.

In the first film, you'd think she was $#%#%$# her panties each time Thor appeared.

In this one she was more like "Blah! It's you again?"

Hottie Vixen Warrior Jaimie Alexander is totally wasted in this and Kat Dennings looks too domesticated.

3/5
Posted By: Haggart

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/28/14 04:24 AM

Breaking Bad
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/28/14 11:24 AM

Rome season 2 episode which has the brilliantly written, acted and filmed Battle of Phillipi where Cassius and Brutus finally reaped what they sowed. wink
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/28/14 03:10 PM

The Avengers. I went in expecting nothing and with the exception of a few scenes I found it quite enjoyable for a summertime, mindless flick.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/28/14 03:43 PM

Elysium. It definitely doesn't feel Hollywood, just like District 9 didn't, but it still seemed rather shallow.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/14 07:59 AM

Chariot (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2531362/

What a made for sci-fi movie crap!

The lousy dialogue.

The cliched characters.

The predictable plot.

YIKES!

1/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/14 03:19 PM

Never heard of it. It must have been a low budget indie film.
Posted By: Wrecking Crew

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/14 03:36 PM

Saw this odd zombie apocalypse movie a few days ago,,, it's been growing on me. Especially after following it with the Jesse Stone movies with the same star, Stephen McHattie, in both.

Pontypool --
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226681/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

WC
Posted By: bigbird

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/14 07:58 PM

Gravity - Really liked it. Edge of your seat stuff. Dont go into it rivet counting though.

The Butler - Good movie. Oprah has chops as an actress. Little on the prechy side, but thats kind of the point in th telling of the overall experience regarding the civil rights movement.

Captain Phillips - Solid movie. Tom Hanks was good, but really not carrying the Vermont accent. I can say that as I am from Vermont. The Somali actors were excellent. All the more an enthralling telling as it is a true story.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/14 08:04 PM

So what exactly is a Vermont accent? Ya'll from New England sound the same to me. biggrin
Posted By: carrick58

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/14 08:06 PM

wave The Big Bang theory. Penny is always fun to watch. As for movies, I watched an old Cowboy film. Luv the Fast Draw. it is worth a watch just for the humor.


Penny

http://youtu.be/V9YtBR1m7aE


Cowboy
http://youtu.be/Yd8TpzioY6k
Posted By: bigbird

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/03/14 01:00 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
So what exactly is a Vermont accent? Ya'll from New England sound the same to me. biggrin


OK, i'll try:

Yeshirr...Boss is in the dooryard..that's somthin'. " (Means huge-ass mean bull has escaped, you are f&$ked.)

"Summer, ayup" (Water has achieved liquid status again.)

"Flatlander" (You...or for that matter anyone not actually from Vermont)

Hard to describe vocal inflection, but hope that helps, Panzer. :-)
Posted By: Nixer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/03/14 01:01 AM

Ice Station Zebra....over and over again. Why would anyone watch anythiu=ng else?

Nurse...oh Nurse!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/03/14 04:15 PM

Despicable Me 2

Liked it, but not as much as the first one. The minions saved it.


Chronicles of Riddick

Hadn't seen it in a few years, liked it as much as always.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/03/14 07:04 PM

Originally Posted By: bigbird
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
So what exactly is a Vermont accent? Ya'll from New England sound the same to me. biggrin


OK, i'll try:

Yeshirr...Boss is in the dooryard..that's somthin'. " (Means huge-ass mean bull has escaped, you are f&$ked.)

"Summer, ayup" (Water has achieved liquid status again.)

"Flatlander" (You...or for that matter anyone not actually from Vermont)

Hard to describe vocal inflection, but hope that helps, Panzer. :-)


haha.. nice one. whereabouts in Vermont are you from originally?
Posted By: bigbird

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/04/14 11:07 AM

I am from beautiful, yet tiny, Moretown. It is just West of Montpeilier.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 01:26 AM

Found this online by accident!!

What a Riot!

biggrin

Nurse 3D (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1913166/

4/5

try release bb

thumbsup

Kathleen Turner is in it and she didn't age well!

sigh

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 03:22 AM

You watch all these films that I've never even heard of Colonel.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 03:23 AM

Originally Posted By: bigbird
I am from beautiful, yet tiny, Moretown. It is just West of Montpeilier.


ah, cool.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 05:07 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
You watch all these films that I've never even heard of Colonel.


You will be surprised how many celluloid gems I have come across by not sticking to big time mainstream productions.

If you want something different, look up crime movies and thrillers from France, South Korea, Hong Kong.

Hollywood can learn from them.

Hollywood is only capable of cranking out big budget, noisy, CGI and SFX ridden cookie cutter movies nowadays!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 08:30 AM

Panzer,I do what ColJames does,I spend a few hours looking for films that I have not heard of.Sometimes I need to clean the Hollywood out of my system.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD


Hollywood is only capable of cranking out big budget, noisy, CGI and SFX ridden cookie cutter movies nowadays!


That is an exaggeration. While many Hollywood films fit that description you have studios like Miramax and Sony Pictures Classics that put out artsy dialogue-heavy films.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 02:17 PM

He won't find those looking for films from France or Hong Kong. His preconceptions shape his search.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Jayhawk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 02:25 PM

Latest TV-show: an episode of The Cosby Show (there are currently reruns on TV). Haven't seen it since I was a teenager (back when it ran in the 80's). Did not age very well (but a lot better than Roseanne, especially concerning picture quality). old_simmer
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Jayhawk
Latest TV-show: an episode of The Cosby Show (there are currently reruns on TV). Haven't seen it since I was a teenager (back when it ran in the 80's). Did not age very well (but a lot better than Roseanne, especially concerning picture quality). old_simmer


I've also found that a lot of my previously favorite 70's and 80's shows have not aged well. When it comes to sitcoms from the 80's there's a certain amount of innocence and naivete about them that makes them awkward by our current day standards.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 08:09 PM

'The Warriors' (1979) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080120/

Not the first time I've seen it but the first time I've seen this version.I think it was the Director's Cut,it had a comic-book style to it.

Superb film,I would give it a 4.5/5 on the ColJames scale.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 08:12 PM

Come out and play!!!!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 10:17 PM

I'm also working my way through 'Trailer Park Boys' seasons 1-6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290988/

Bubbles ftw!
Posted By: Mace71

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/14 10:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
I'm also working my way through 'Trailer Park Boys' seasons 1-6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290988/

Bubbles ftw!


I hear that Paradaz modelled his look after him. True story.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/08/14 07:48 AM

The Last Days on Mars (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1709143/

Gee whiz.... how many movies did this predictable, cliche ridden, piece of trash copied?

Let me start a list: Alien, Zombie movies, more Alien movies, Species, more Zombie movies, every pandemic movie you can name, every Mars movie you can think of, Prometheus, oh don't forget The Thing, and....

... hey, where you going?

I am not even halfway down the list!

pitchafit

2/5
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/08/14 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
You watch all these films that I've never even heard of Colonel.


I saw the advertisement for this new ABC show on my iPad while using my APP

Resurrection (2014– )

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2647586/

So I GOOG it to read the reviews and the reviews are not very good on it and they also said it's another Hollywood COPYCAT of a much better French version:

Les Revenants

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2521668/

I just found the entire first season of the French version on torrent in 720p.

It's like that show Bron/Broen (The Bridge).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1733785/

I came across Season 1 by accident online and downloaded it and watch it.

Awesome show!

Then Season 2 was broadcast on Scandinavian TV and I found all episodes on the net each week after it was broadcast.

Another awesome season. Looking forward to season 3, maybe around September 2015.

Hollywood decided once again to remake it for American TV and their version turned out to be crap.

Why does every great foreign film or TV series that Hollywood decides to remake turns out to be junk?

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/08/14 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD

Why does every great foreign film or TV series that Hollywood decides to remake turns out to be junk?

"The Office" has been very successful in the US and "House of Cards" has gotten some rave reviews.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/09/14 02:33 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD

Why does every great foreign film or TV series that Hollywood decides to remake turns out to be junk?

"The Office" has been very successful in the US and "House of Cards" has gotten some rave reviews.


Let Me In was just as good, if not better, than Let The Right One In
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/09/14 02:51 AM

Another example I can think of is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake ruined the big revelation ending by changing it.

The big revelation ending in the original Swedish version was powerful and moving.

The one in the American remake was BLAH and ZZZZ!!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/09/14 10:32 AM

Couldn't agree more ColJames. Anyone who wishes to watch that film should watch the Swedish version.

I made the mistake of watching the re-make first (didn't know it was a re-make at the time) and when I found out about and watched the original the 2 don't compare.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/09/14 10:36 AM

I hope they are not planning to remake the other 2 films in the trilogy.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/10/14 04:45 PM

I don't think the Craig version did all that well.

I saw Wolverine this weekend. Better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/15/14 06:50 AM

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1253863/

8 years to make another 300 movie and this is the best they could give us?

2/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/15/14 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1253863/

8 years to make another 300 movie and this is the best they could give us?

2/5
Often times in film making, lightning does NOT strike twice.
Posted By: 777 Studios - Jason

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/15/14 08:35 PM

I watched the 25 episodes of Attack on Titan anime on Netflix.

Jason
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/16/14 02:16 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1253863/

8 years to make another 300 movie and this is the best they could give us?

2/5
Often times in film making, lightning does NOT strike twice.


I saw it too. just more of the same, but without developing any real tension in the plot. Eva green was nice to look at though.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/16/14 01:56 PM

Has anyone seen this latest Liam Neeson action film "Non-Stop"?

I just saw it today and thought it was decent with a yet another solid performance by Liam. As far as airliner thrillers to, this one is up there IMHO.
Posted By: Remon

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/16/14 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD


Kathleen Turner is in it and she didn't age well!

sigh



Turner had serious health problems back in the 90s.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/17/14 02:16 PM

At the World's End.

A fun romp in the vein of From Dusk Till Dawn...the film starts out as one type of film and then FLIP it becomes another type of film entirely.

Pegg and Frost do a bang-up job as usual. Not to the same level as Shaun and Hot Fuzz, but a decent not distant 3rd place.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/20/14 09:59 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
You watch all these films that I've never even heard of Colonel.


I saw the advertisement for this new ABC show on my iPad while using my APP

Resurrection (2014– )

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2647586/

So I GOOG it to read the reviews and the reviews are not very good on it and they also said it's another Hollywood COPYCAT of a much better French version:

Les Revenants

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2521668/

I just found the entire first season of the French version on torrent in 720p.

It's like that show Bron/Broen (The Bridge).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1733785/

I came across Season 1 by accident online and downloaded it and watch it.

Awesome show!

Then Season 2 was broadcast on Scandinavian TV and I found all episodes on the net each week after it was broadcast.

Another awesome season. Looking forward to season 3, maybe around September 2015.

Hollywood decided once again to remake it for American TV and their version turned out to be crap.

Why does every great foreign film or TV series that Hollywood decides to remake turns out to be junk?



I am on Episode 5 of Les Revenants, the French TV Series the new ABC show Resurrection copycat from.

WOW!

Every episode so far had me on the edge of my seat and there are new thrilling and terrible things slowly revealed in each passing episode.

I haven't seen the ABC remake but I am sure it will suck and be devoid of any tension and suspense and mystery like its French counterpart.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/14 09:41 AM

47 Ronin (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1335975/

According to Japanese history, this is a true story but in the true story, there was no 'half-breed' (quoting the movie) Keanu Reeves in it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty-seven_Ronin

Hollywood always like to be historically inaccurate and yet they tell you at the beginning of each one of their 'historical' movie that it is based on a true story or it is a true story.

rolleyes

Akira Kurosawa got to be rolling in his grave!

1/5
Posted By: Remon

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/14 10:04 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD

I am on Episode 5 of Les Revenants, the French TV Series the new ABC show Resurrection copycat from.

WOW!

Every episode so far had me on the edge of my seat and there are new thrilling and terrible things slowly revealed in each passing episode.

I haven't seen the ABC remake but I am sure it will suck and be devoid of any tension and suspense and mystery like its French counterpart.


Actualy, Resurrection isn't a remake of Les Revenants. Or that's what the producer's are claiming. There's another show in production that's supposed to be a remake of that, called "They Came Back".

Then, there's "Babylon Fields" and "In The Flesh". But both of those are more zombie movies where the zombies aren't that bad. Eh.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/14 10:53 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
47 Ronin (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1335975/

According to Japanese history, this is a true story but in the true story, there was no 'half-breed' (quoting the movie) Keanu Reeves in it.


1/5


And I suppose according to Japanese history that there were giant armored Samurai and geishas who could turn into dragons?

By the way, 47 Ronin was one of the biggest box office flops of the past 10 years.
Posted By: Azshal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/14 06:28 PM

The Lego Movie

6/5


This movie is "awesome". I loved it, and my son loved it. Very clever with it's animation and story.

It even emotionally touched me, as a bit of a "man upstairs" myself.

Will Ferrell's character reminded me slightly of Megamind.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 01:44 PM

Telefon (1977)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076804

I saw this movie in 1977 and I thought it was cool.

Now it just looks cheesy and dated.

The final scene set on the overpass over the main highway is so absurd!

A telephone booth right there, encroaching into the lane of traffic?



2/5
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 02:31 PM

I watched the Chronicles of Riddick last night for the 5th time.still fun to see.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 02:36 PM

Originally Posted By: coasty
I watched the Chronicles of Riddick last night for the 5th time.still fun to see.


Have you seen "Riddick" which came out last year? It's worth a viewing.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: coasty
I watched the Chronicles of Riddick last night for the 5th time.still fun to see.


I've lost count how many times I've watched it. Great film yep
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 03:49 PM

I have not seen Riddick yet, waiting for it to show up on premium channels. we spend so much on cable TV, internet and phone that we rarely go out to a movie. Going to the theater is not all that it used to be.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: coasty
. Going to the theater is not all that it used to be.
Agreed. I just went to the movie theatre this weekend and the matinee tickets were 9.50! Matinee!!
I remember when matinee tickets were $4.50.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 06:23 PM

Wow, they're $6.50 here. I think the 3D tickets are $9.50!

I saw Thor: The Dark World.

Better than the first one. Lots of actors I recognized, including Zachary Levi in an action role (!!), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Chris O'Dowd, and Alice Krige.

Altogether a good movie.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 06:30 PM

I didn't even know that was Zachary Levi until I saw his name in the end credits. I was like "Oh wow, Chuck was one of Thor's comrades!"
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 07:28 PM

I thought he looked and sounded vaguely familiar, but it wasn't until the bit where he aids in Thor's breakout that I recognized him. Having blonde hair and sideburns really changed his look.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/14 11:32 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer

I remember when matinee tickets were $4.50.


Try $2.00!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/25/14 05:25 PM

In my day they PAID you to see the films!




The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/14 12:24 PM

Jagten aka The Hunt (2012)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106476/

I have children of my own and this kind of movie makes me angry.

Not because of the subject matter.

Sure, there are pedophiles out there.

Sure when a child makes accusations of being sexually abused you can't ignore it.

But the characters in this film took the dubious words of a little girl with a vivid imagination who has an older dumb ass brother who showed her Porn;

and then they put words in her mouth by asking her questions she didn't understand the consequences of answering untruthfully;

and then they blew everything out of proportion and they made their own conclusions without even calling the Police and letting them handle it and investigate it.

It's scary how can one lie or rumour can snowball so quickly to ruin an innocent person's reputation and life!

One of the most harrowing films I've seen recently along with last year's "Prisoners".

4.5/5
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/14 01:16 PM

In the theatre: Robocop. The best part was the fight at the end. Not in the movie, but in the theatre between a woman who brought her 5 kids aged 3 to 11 and the guy complaining and yelling at her for the distractions and disruptions and the cops nearly getting called.

On cable: The Purge. Say what you want, but I thought it was a pretty good movie.

On BluRay: Executive Decision. Again, say what you want, but I like this movie (and Steven Seagal's only getting second billing)...not to mention JOLLY ROGERS!!!!!

TV Show: Walking Dead. 'Nuff said. Oh and bits and pieces of dancing with the stars. I saw the hostess Erin ignorantly tell the Ukrainian dancer to say something in Russian on live TV. Yeah. Nice faux pas, lady. Keep up on current events, will you? I can't imagine that the Ukrainian was pleased.

v6,
boNes
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/14 01:20 PM

I don't know what I would consider to be worse. Having to watch the Robocop reboot or Dancing with the Stars.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/14 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I don't know what I would consider to be worse. Having to watch the Robocop reboot or Dancing with the Stars.


But watching Steven Seagal getting sucked out of an airplane at 35,000 feet, that is a hoot!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/14 02:39 PM

If only it happened while he was Dancing with the Stars to the Robocop reboot.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/14 04:42 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer

I remember when matinee tickets were $4.50.


Try $2.00!



We had a theatre, Jerry Lewis Cinema, that charged 75 cents at night and 25 cents on Saturday afternoon. It did go up to a dollar at some point with matinees reaching 75 cents. I have no idea how they made any money but it was open most of my child hood through at least the early 80s. I remember seeing the Return of the Jedi after it was widely released in first run theatres, so that might be around 1984ish.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/14 04:44 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Jagten aka The Hunt (2012)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106476/

I have children of my own and this kind of movie makes me angry.

Not because of the subject matter.

Sure, there are pedophiles out there.

Sure when a child makes accusations of being sexually abused you can't ignore it.

But the characters in this film took the dubious words of a little girl with a vivid imagination who has an older dumb ass brother who showed her Porn;

and then they put words in her mouth by asking her questions she didn't understand the consequences of answering untruthfully;

and then they blew everything out of proportion and they made their own conclusions without even calling the Police and letting them handle it and investigate it.

It's scary how can one lie or rumour can snowball so quickly to ruin an innocent person's reputation and life!

One of the most harrowing films I've seen recently along with last year's "Prisoners".

4.5/5



cough cough, Fells Acres Day Care Center, cough cough.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/14 10:59 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Jagten aka The Hunt (2012)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106476/

I have children of my own and this kind of movie makes me angry.

Not because of the subject matter.

Sure, there are pedophiles out there.

Sure when a child makes accusations of being sexually abused you can't ignore it.

But the characters in this film took the dubious words of a little girl with a vivid imagination who has an older dumb ass brother who showed her Porn;

and then they put words in her mouth by asking her questions she didn't understand the consequences of answering untruthfully;

and then they blew everything out of proportion and they made their own conclusions without even calling the Police and letting them handle it and investigate it.

It's scary how can one lie or rumour can snowball so quickly to ruin an innocent person's reputation and life!

One of the most harrowing films I've seen recently along with last year's "Prisoners".

4.5/5



cough cough, Fells Acres Day Care Center, cough cough.


Yeah it was like that.

All of a sudden every child in that school in the movie said they have been sexually abused by that one teacher and they all gave the exact story word per word and mentioned colors in the teacher's home and part of the home that didn't even exist.

Also Police Detectives asking a child if his/her Dad ever touched him/her on his/her private area is a crap question.

Of course Dad has, when bathing the child and changing the child's diapers from the first night the parents brought the child home from the hospital;

and of course the child is going to say yes.

That doesn't mean the Dad has sexually abused/molested his child.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/14 02:33 PM

Just saw The Counselor with Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. You would think w/so much star power it would be a decent film, but this sucked big time!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/14 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun
Just saw The Counselor with Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. You would think w/so much star power it would be a decent film, but this sucked big time!


Was it just a boring story or was it something else? I know the film got trashed by the critics.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/14 05:47 PM

It was so hard to follow PM, there's another actor who's dating Cruz who they call the Counselor (he's a lawyer) and I couldn't tell what he was even doing. It seemed he was buying into this drug ring, but it wasn't all that obvious. Same with Brad Pitt's role.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/14 05:54 PM

Last night I watched a horrible 80's film called "Hobgoblins". The MST3K version of course. smile
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/14 06:17 PM

I watched 2 Guns.

Some good actors in it, including Bill Paxton and EJO. It was a typical buddy cop movie with lots of twists (who is that guy working for? What's her angle?) to keep it from getting stale. The action was nothing special, although seeing Denzel and Marky Mark in a brawl was unique. smile



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/14 08:41 PM

Jedi, was it worth watching? I heard it sucked so I haven't put it in my Netflix que
Posted By: Gille

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/14 09:27 PM

On TV I'm hooked on House of Cards [season one]. I watched the original British story many years ago and I think the American version does a very good job of adapting the storyline to fit the American political scene.

The last movie I watched was The Mortal Instruments. My wife and daughter enjoyed reading the book series, but like me thought that the film was rather average.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/01/14 01:38 AM

I never cared for John Wayne.

I think he is a poor actor who became popular by sheer luck only because at the time of his popularity, what he made was the best the movie industry had to offer.

If you pay attention to his westerns, most of them are the same story and theme, just the name of the characters and location have been changed.

Call him the Duke or whatever you want to call him.

I think he is a wimp and an actor who doesn't even take his own work and roles seriously!


McQ (1974)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071824/

2.75/5

Brannigan (1975)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072732/

2.5/5

I am not a big John Wayne's fan but I think those 2 films are the only times he played a cop in a modern city and they are not set in the West.

I think he was trying to be a blue collar worker's Dirty Harry.

The Green Berets (1968)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063035/

2/5

An Ironic Anti-War movie by John Wayne, considering how many movies he has been where he is killing Indians and the U.S. Army and U.S. Calvary is portrayed as the ultimate bastion of justice and truth and the messenger of America and Christianity!

Did he get a conscience toward the end of his career?

He is also so very wooden in this film!

There are American soldiers dying around him left and right, front and back.

The North Vietnamese regulars are storming the firebase.

John Wayne just over and over nonchalantly as if he is ordering a cup of coffee says: "Move Out."

So unrealistic.

Even after one of his best soldiers gets killed by a vertical rack of punji sticks,

John Wayne says: "Move Out."

Leave the poor soul up there and not even cut him down and take his body with them.

So much for Green Berets' motto of don't leave anyone behind.

2/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/01/14 03:21 AM

Have you seen "The Searchers" or "The Shootist"? That might change your opinion about John Wayne's acting.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/01/14 10:58 PM

Sabotage (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1742334/

It's good to see Ahnold kicking ass again!

4/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/02/14 03:07 AM

Critics apparently liked "Sabotage" but it tanked at the box office.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/02/14 02:32 PM

I don't know how Cate Blanchett won in Blue Jasmine, she's a good actress, but that was a terrible movie.

GF made me watch it for suffering through the Counselor...
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/02/14 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun

GF made me watch it for suffering through the Counselor...
LOL I still owe my GF a chick flick viewing because she said I tortured her with "Rush".
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/02/14 08:10 PM

my GF liked Rush. I thought it was decent too. The other driver was also in The 5th Estate, Wiki leaks movie with Benedict Cumberbatch which we both liked as well.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/03/14 01:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun
Jedi, was it worth watching? I heard it sucked so I haven't put it in my Netflix que


I liked it well enough. Worth buying or paying to see at the theater? No.

To take up a rental slot? Yeah, I think so. Wahlberg and Washington were entertaining enough to watch, as were EJO and Paxton. If you can catch it on cable, I'd say definitely.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/06/14 12:21 AM

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1043726/

This movie is definitely a Legend, alright!

Legendary trashy cheap copycat of Gladiator and 300 and Conan and every cheesy B-Movie 80's Conan knockoffs.

Predictable, Cliche Ridden, Bad Acting, Poor Dialogue, Sloppy CGI (makes you wonder where the $70 Million budget went) and a very poor casting choice for the lead role (starring one of those confused Bi-Curious but pretend to be straight dudes so the girls can squeal and swoon and scream over them actors from the idiotic Twilight series) makes you wonder how much deeper into the "Hey! Your Directing career was over a long time ago, give it up gutter" can has-been director Renny Harlin fall.

1/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/06/14 02:37 AM

Just got out from seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I had no idea Robert Redford was in it!

4/5
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/07/14 02:52 PM

I saw Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

Good kids film, my daughters liked it, it wasn't overly dumb for adults.

Oh, and it had Paul McCartney's new song in it.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/07/14 11:04 PM

I just got the Season 1 Box set of this.

I have never seen this show.

They sure did Police work differently back then.

Adam-12 (1968–1975)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062539/
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 05:35 AM

Best Night Ever (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2499414/



Sometimes I don't even know why I bother!

rolleyes

2/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 11:05 AM

I don't recognize a single actor in that cast.
Posted By: MigBuster

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
The Legend of Hercules (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1043726/

This movie is definitely a Legend, alright!

Legendary trashy cheap copycat of Gladiator and 300 and Conan and every cheesy B-Movie 80's Conan knockoffs.

Predictable, Cliche Ridden, Bad Acting, Poor Dialogue, Sloppy CGI (makes you wonder where the $70 Million budget went) and a very poor casting choice for the lead role (starring one of those confused Bi-Curious but pretend to be straight dudes so the girls can squeal and swoon and scream over them actors from the idiotic Twilight series) makes you wonder how much deeper into the "Hey! Your Directing career was over a long time ago, give it up gutter" can has-been director Renny Harlin fall.

1/5



hahaha

Thats fair - seen so many films like this - just plug in different actors and a different title. I thought the set was good.



Saw Divergent - another Sci Fi young adult film like the Hunger Games - set in the future after a massive war - also based on novels (also has 2 sequels coming). Some good action but aimed really at the teens to lap up some of the stuff you are looking at.


3/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 02:48 PM

Can't wait for this "young adult/teen scifi/fantasy" genre to die out.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 03:19 PM

Goodfellas = good movie.

Capt America = would be a great popcorn movie if popcorn wasn't so insultingly expensive these days.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 03:28 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
Goodfellas = good movie.

That is one of my top 3 favorite Scorcese films of all time. The other two being "Raging Bull" and "Taxi Driver".
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 03:31 PM

There's only a very few number of movies I'll watch once it's started and I missed the beginning. Goodfellas is one of those that no matter where in the movie I come in I'll watch it till the end.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 04:40 PM

I watched Sum of all Fears this week, not sure why I didn't remember that Ben Affleck was playing Jack Ryan and Bridget Moynahan was Kathy, Jack's future wife.

JM, saw 2 Guns this week, pretty good. Worth watching.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 04:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun
I watched Sum of all Fears this week, not sure why I didn't remember that Ben Affleck was playing Jack Ryan and Bridget Moynahan was Kathy, Jack's future wife.

Maybe you didn't remember because of the completely forgettable performance by Ben Affleck as Ryan? The entire movie was a dud anyway.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/14 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun


JM, saw 2 Guns this week, pretty good. Worth watching.




Yeah, nothing ground breaking, it retreads familiar ground but is entertaining nonetheless. Paxton had to have had a blast making it. smile

I saw Riddick finally.

Much better than I was afraid it was going to be. It lacked the originality of Pitch Black (since it's a sequel that's unavoidable) but it did well nonetheless.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/12/14 02:43 AM

The Raid 2 (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2265171/

WOW! Just WOW!

Have I said WOW! yet?

This movie was WOW!

One of the few times the sequel is WOWER than the prequel and the prequel was a WOW! in its own right too!

WOW!

6/5 or 11/10
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/13/14 04:54 AM

Fear and Desire (1953)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045758

Watching this 1953 one-hour long boredom (which felt like a 3 hour movie), you wouldn't had guessed back then that Stanley Kubrick would become one of the greatest filmmakers ever.

2/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/13/14 12:29 PM

Almost all great directors have made at least a couple of forgettable films in their career.

Just 4 years after that film, Kubrick made "Paths of Glory" so he learned his craft quickly.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/13/14 04:20 PM

Doesn't count as a TV or movie, but I went to go see a production of SPAMALOT. Wasn't bad at all. Patsy was the highlight character for me.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/14/14 02:31 PM

watched Homefront with Jason Statham and James Franco. Typcial Stratham kick butt movie, enjoyable
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/14/14 02:33 PM

Has Jason Statham ever done a film genre besides action? lol
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/14/14 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
Doesn't count as a TV or movie, but I went to go see a production of SPAMALOT. Wasn't bad at all. Patsy was the highlight character for me.


Who was in your cast? When they came here several years ago Richard Chamberlain was Arthur and the girl who voiced Alyx in Half Life 2 was the Lady in the Lake.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/14/14 06:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun
watched Homefront with Jason Stratham and James Franco. Typcial Stratham kick butt movie, enjoyable


I was actually surprised by it.

I thought it was decent.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/14/14 07:31 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Has Jason Statham ever done a film genre besides action? lol


does voice overs count? His voice was in Gnomeo & Juliet. Pink Panther in 2006 also.

huh, didn't know his voice was in Call of Duty in 2003 or Red Faction!
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/14/14 07:35 PM

Have you seen Jason Statham's girlfriend?

Lucky #%&*$#!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/14/14 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Have you seen Jason Statham's girlfriend?

Lucky #%&*$#!
He's got the money and fame. 'Nuff said.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/15/14 12:53 AM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
You watch all these films that I've never even heard of Colonel.


I saw the advertisement for this new ABC show on my iPad while using my APP

Resurrection (2014– )

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2647586/

So I GOOG it to read the reviews and the reviews are not very good on it and they also said it's another Hollywood COPYCAT of a much better French version:

Les Revenants

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2521668/

I just found the entire first season of the French version on torrent in 720p.

It's like that show Bron/Broen (The Bridge).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1733785/

I came across Season 1 by accident online and downloaded it and watch it.

Awesome show!

Then Season 2 was broadcast on Scandinavian TV and I found all episodes on the net each week after it was broadcast.

Another awesome season. Looking forward to season 3, maybe around September 2015.

Hollywood decided once again to remake it for American TV and their version turned out to be crap.

Why does every great foreign film or TV series that Hollywood decides to remake turns out to be junk?



I am on Episode 5 of Les Revenants, the French TV Series the new ABC show Resurrection copycat from.

WOW!

Every episode so far had me on the edge of my seat and there are new thrilling and terrible things slowly revealed in each passing episode.

I haven't seen the ABC remake but I am sure it will suck and be devoid of any tension and suspense and mystery like its French counterpart.


I finally finished the First season of Les Revenants!

Amazing!

I won't even dare try the American TV remake!

Starting on this now:

Fleming (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2647420/
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/16/14 06:10 AM

Just started watching Devious Maids, Season 1 on DVD.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2226342/

Season 2 premieres this Sunday.

This show is so baaad, it's good!

Also tonight, Fargo premiered:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802850/

It's based on the 1996 movie, which won Best Actress and Best Screenplay Oscars and was nominated 5 other Oscars including for Best Picture and Best Director.

Fargo is on my top 5 all time favorite movie list.

I was upset when it lost out to that snoozefest The English Patient.

This show is awesome!

Then on May 4th, Jack Bauer returns in another season of "24".

I am in TV Heaven!
Posted By: Jayhawk

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/16/14 10:26 AM

Game of Thrones, Cosmos, Californication....all on the same day!

Looking forward to Day 9 of 24 in May as well!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/16/14 10:52 AM

"Hamlet: Prinz von Danemark"

This is a black & white German production of "Hamlet" from 1960 which is masterfully riffed by Mike and the robots at Mystery Science Theatre.

There are actually 2 actors in it that I recognized! Maximilian Schell and Karl Michael Vogler.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/16/14 04:54 PM

It was a filmed play done with like 5 lights. Miserable to look at. Probably the most dull performance I'd ever seen, made Mel Gibson look like Olivier.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 12:46 AM

I just watched the Criterion Blu-Ray of

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057193/



This was one of my favorite movies when I was a little kid.

It's still a fun movie.

You have to wonder how they filmed some of the stunts back then 51 years ago when they didn't have CGI and green screens.

Dad always told me one thing since I was young:

"Greed is the root of all evil"

and it absolutely shows in the characters in this film.

biggrin

4/5

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 01:00 AM

Miniature sets and models were used quite a bit in that film.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 05:07 AM

Caught Captain America 2 in the theater. It found it to be a very good movie. It was much better than the first film. I feel it was also better than Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. It's probably on par with the Avengers IMHO.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 07:49 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Miniature sets and models were used quite a bit in that film.


The final scene with the close up of all 11 idiots hanging from the collapsed fire escape and then from the firetruck's extended ladder looks real.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 08:43 AM

Starcrash (1979)

They just don't make bad movies like they used too. This film is so bad, yet so good. Great entertainment. Oh yeah and there's some hot babes. biggrin

Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 09:15 AM

Oh yes, Star Crash.

It had hot Caroline Munro, the helicopter pilot in The Spy Who Loved Me.

I have this movie.

The good old days when New World Pictures put out many great celluloid classics!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 09:27 AM

Starcrash? I've never heard of it. I wonder where they got most of their ideas from lightsabers
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 10:42 AM

For those of you who like "Star Crash" check out this b movie classic,


http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0080771/
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 10:46 AM

Holy crap!! I forgot that Christopher Plummer was in "Star Crash". I guess the late 70's was a lean time for Plummer....
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Holy crap!! I forgot that Christopher Plummer was in "Star Crash". I guess the late 70's was a lean time for Plummer....


and the Hoff is in it too!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 02:33 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Holy crap!! I forgot that Christopher Plummer was in "Star Crash". I guess the late 70's was a lean time for Plummer....


and the Hoff is in it too!
Yes but he was an unknown back then since that film was before Knight Rider.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/14 04:28 PM

I saw Ender's Game. Not bad. Not as good as I'd thought it would be after decades of people talking about the book, but certainly a worthwhile SF film...even if the ending is given away by the book's title.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 12:06 PM

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Average story, excellent characters and superb visuals, a real cinematographical treat. (Is cinematographical a word? biggrin )
They did a great job of switching between eras and creating atmosphere. Not a five star film but definitely worth a watch or two.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 12:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Average story, excellent characters and superb visuals, a real cinematographical treat. (Is cinematographical a word? biggrin )
They did a great job of switching between eras and creating atmosphere. Not a five star film but definitely worth a watch or two.
I've been wanting to see this. Most of Wes Anderson's films are interesting since they are usually pretty quirky and unique.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 12:21 PM

I really like Wes Anderson's stuff so I'll check this out,thanks.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 01:44 PM

Saw Capt America 2 last week with my kids during vacation. Better than I was expecting, I didn't watch the first one.

One show I'm really hooked on is House of Cards, GF and I just got into it. First season, have seen the first 6 episodes. Spacey is amazing in this!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 02:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun

One show I'm really hooked on is House of Cards, GF and I just got into it. First season, have seen the first 6 episodes. Spacey is amazing in this!
Yeah House of Cards has gotten nothing but rave reviews.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 02:49 PM

Rush. Pretty good for a racing film, my wife stayed "mildly interested" (her words) in it.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Rush. Pretty good for a racing film, my wife stayed "mildly interested" (her words) in it.



The Jedi Master
Did she not care to see Chris Hemsworth's bare ass? biggrin
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 03:13 PM

She's seen those before.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: MarutiaOrtia

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/14 04:15 PM

Hot in Cleveland - TV Show
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/02/14 06:26 AM

Click: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389860/


Wheels
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/02/14 08:36 AM

RoboCop (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234721/

Quote:
Terrible and Horrible!

A lot of fancy CGI action doesn't make the movie good.

I can tell from the trailer they took away all the elements which made the original such a great film.

They screwed up Total Recall when they rebooted it.

I knew from the moment a Robocop reboot was announced that they were going to screw it up too.

The original Robocop and Robocop 2 were a critical satire on society and the human race.

I don't see anything like that in this trailer.

Furthermore, the relationship between Murphy and Officer Anne Lewis gave it a human touch and in this reboot, they replaced Anne Lewis with a Man.

Anne Lewis is now Jack Lewis.

A man!




Quote:
I dug out my RoboCop blu-ray last night and watched it.

You just can't remake this movie to match the original.

Heck, just looking at the trailer where Murphy is killed by a car bomb instead of being gunned down multiple times in cold blood, that's enough to tell me this remake sucks without even having to see it.

Plus it will be rated PG-13 and the original was rated R.

Just like Total Recall was rated R and the remake was rated PG-13.

You can't remake Paul Verhoeven's R-Rated films to PG-13 content and expect them to have the same intensity and quality and shock value of the original.

What's next?

A PG-13 remake of Basic Instinct and Showgirls?


After watching this last night, everything I said about it above back in September 2013 after seeing the first trailer of it on a movie trailer forum is true.

The original was a dark social satire and critique on the 80's, Reaganomics, Corporate America, Social Classes, Law and Order, Crime and Punishment, the Have and Have Not, Materialistic Excess.

It was what made the original and it's first sequel great.

The RoboCop plot in it was more like a subplot.

This movie had nothing of that.

It's just a CGI ridden movie about a guy who is more machine than man and he can hit every target in a firefight.

The gun fight scenes involving RoboCop are like an Arcade First Person Shooter video game.

If you played any FPS games on a computer, game console or a coin arcade game anytime in the past 20 years, you have already seen the gunfight scenes in this movie.

The writers tried to instill a bit of human touch into the story by creating a subplot between Murphy as Man and Machine and his wife but the character of RoboCop in this remake is so thinly written, you don't really even care that his wife cares about him.

The character of Samuel L. Jackson as a reality talk show a la TMZ and Infowars is unnecessary and just filler to add running time to the movie.

Finally, just as I said above back in September, because this remake is rated PG-13 (you can sell more tickets that way by attracting a larger audience age demographic to the movie theater), the entire graphically violent Murphy's transformation from man to RoboCop that shocked audiences in 1987 is completely gone.

Instead of showing Murphy being ruthlessly gunned down in a bloodily gory scene filled with sarcastic witty commentaries on the part of the criminals shooting him, we get a quick and easy and very sanitary car bomb.

Where's Paul Verhoeven when you needed him for a remake?

Unfortunately, as with all inferior remakes of great past films nowadays, the producers left the ending open for another inferior sequel!

My rating:

1/5

mad
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/02/14 10:39 AM

Currently going through the second season of Fringe. Loving it so far.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/02/14 12:36 PM

Thanks for the heads-up ColJames,I was going to watch that this week.Guess I'll find something more worthy,it shouldn't be too difficult.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/04/14 07:44 AM

Found this on the net.

http://yts.re/movie/Overlord_1975

Riveting movie.

Does a good job mixing real world war 2 footage with footage filmed for the movie.

Good heart wrenching brutal story.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/14 06:00 PM

Pete's Dragon

I saw this like 100 times growing up on cable on VHS, haven't seen it in a good 25+ yrs. Rented it for my girls.

Didn't hold up well. I know the animation was cheesy, but that's ok, because Mary Poppins' was no better. But that film still holds up. Candle on the Water probably the worst Disney song to have won the Oscar. The rest of the songs are only ok (although Jim Dale's are funny), the standard seemed to be "overact!" for the adults, and the story was quite simplistic and aimed at kids and doesn't really resonate with adults too much.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/14 06:03 PM

"Angels Revenge" - The MST3K version of course.

Imagine a really low budget version of "Charlie's Angels" starring a few washed up former big names in Hollywood.
Posted By: SkateZilla

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/14 06:38 PM

I just suffered through "We are the Millers"..

uuugg... JAni is a tease....
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/14 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: SkateZilla
uuugg... JAni is a tease....
Amazing body for someone who is over 40 huh?
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/14 05:55 AM

3 Days to Kill (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2172934/

When I saw the trailer back in December, I thought this was going to be a good movie even with its February release date, a date reserved for guaranteed stinkers.

Talk about a total let down!

An absurd plot every which way you dissect it, cliched characters you've seen before, wasted opportunities.

Luc Besson wrote and produced this?

Oh how far have you fallen down the celluloid creative ladder, Luc!

You used to make great movies!

Now you are just another Former Great Director Turned Hollywood Sell-Out!


Then to get McG, who shouldn't even be allowed to be behind the cameras calling the shots, as a director after he single handedly killed the Terminator film franchise!!

Finally, even a beautiful, scalding hot Amber Heard couldn't help this movie because her role was very poorly written.



Her character could had been completely left out and it would not had made a bit of difference.

2/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/14 10:41 AM

I haven't cared for any film from Luc Besson since "The Fifth Element".
Posted By: Cicero

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/14 10:56 AM

Last thing I watched was a documentary by Mark Gatiss about MR James. Had it on the box since Christmas and was beginning to feel guilty. It was very good.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/10/14 07:58 AM

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205537/

It must be easy being a Casting Director nowadays.

The film calls for a leading man actor that people are familiar with?

Sure! Easy Enough!

Let's just pick one of the actors that were in either the J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Franchise, the Twilight Franchise or the Hunger Game Franchise.

After all, if they cast any actors outside of those franchises, the narrow minded movie goers nowadays wouldn't be able to relate to the title character and enjoy the movie - they will be preoccupied during the entire course of the movie asking themselves:

"Who is that? I've never seen him before?".

So it's much better for them to say "Yes! That's the guy from Star Trek, I like him" or " That's the brooding 1000 stares idiot from the Twilight films. This movie is going to be fantastic! I can sit back, relax, and enjoy this!""


I am aware it's been nearly 20 years since the last Jack Ryan movie with Harrison Ford and this movie is a Jack Ryan origin but surely they could had done better in term of casting for the title role and screenplay.

At least even Ben Affleck in the Sum Of All Fears is so much better than this Pine guy.

Yes, there will be a sequel!

This Pine guy will be doing both Star Trek movies and Jack Ryan movies for a while.

God saves us all!

1.5/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/10/14 02:33 PM

All of the Clancy films have been forgettable except for HfRO.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/17/14 06:40 AM

House of Wax (The new one not the Vincent Price one)

Huge pile of doo-doo.
Not creepy, not scary, just bludgeons you the the stupid stick from start to finish.
I'd give it 0/5 but they kill Paris Hilton and that's got to be worth at least one star.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/17/14 06:56 AM

Yeah that was crap.

I only watched it because Elisha Cuthbert was in it.

I didn't watch if for Paris Hilton.

I hate that dumb spoiled woman who didn't do an honest week's work in her entire life to earn what she has!
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/17/14 01:25 PM

Can't say I've ever watched a movie just because a certain actress was in it, I've avoided plenty of movies because of certain actors and directors though!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/17/14 01:51 PM

Star Trek: The Motion Picture


It's nice to watch a sci-fi film once in a while that doesn't have to rely on endless and exaggerated action sequences.
Posted By: Priceyplanecrasher

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/17/14 05:38 PM

Two recommendations:

Prisoners, this movie is much more interesting than just another kidnapping, it reminded me of certain other movies but these were very good also.

Zulu, this movie also surprised me on how good it was, the story ends up being so so but the characters are very interesting, it also has a similar plot point of a recent movie which I won't mention in order not to spoil it.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/17/14 06:12 PM

I liked Prisoners.

I didn't know anything about the movie and my wife rented the DVD.

We were surprised by it.
Posted By: Priceyplanecrasher

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/17/14 10:30 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I liked Prisoners.

I didn't know anything about the movie and my wife rented the DVD.

We were surprised by it.



Yes it's very good, if you like this kind of movie I recommend this movie as well.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/18/14 04:36 PM

This was one of my favorite movie when I was a kid.

It's also the only Streisand movie I'd seen from the 60's, 70's, and 80's that I like.

All of her other movies just scream chick flicks and will make any guy cringe just at the thought of having to sit through any of them.

The only reasons I had to watch them was because of my dates, along with all those awful Meryl Streep movies I had to endure in the 80's with a date.

Furthermore, Streisand looks horrible in those other films she was in, getting worse and worse in appearance with each movie.

She actually does looks cute and normal in this one.


When wacky co-ed Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand, in the Katharine Hepburn part) spies nebbishy musicologist Howard Bannister (Ryan O'Neal in bespectacled Cary Grant mode) in a San Francisco hotel lobby, she decides that Howard and his precious igneous rocks are right up her alley.

It all leads to the accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags and a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.




IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069495/

Cast:

Barbra Streisand ... Judy Maxwell
Ryan O'Neal ... Howard Bannister
Madeline Kahn ... Eunice Burns
Kenneth Mars ... Hugh Simon
Austin Pendleton ... Frederick Larrabee
Michael Murphy ... Mr. Smith

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

My Rating: 5 out of 5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/19/14 02:29 AM

Any of you guys watching "Turn" besides me? This show is getting better with each successive episode.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/19/14 05:03 AM

Went to see Godzilla on Friday afternoon. The movie gets a C+.

The movie theatre gets and A. We decided to try a different theatre because the one we usually go to is such an insulting rip off. Where we went Friday has reserved seating with full sized electric lazy boy recliners. Plop your butt down. Put your feet up and your head back. Great for those chick flicks your gal makes you go see. Zzzzzzzzzz. Talk about comfort. There are 4 inch left and right arm rests on each seat. Popcorn and candy, while higher than I'd like to pay, is still cheaper. The admission was $8.50, where the other theatre is $10.50 with decent older stadium seating. ($11.50 and $15.75 respectively for evening shows) This is the second time we've gone to this theatre and both times we've not encountered heavy crowds (one night one afternoon) or misbehaved patrons.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/19/14 09:55 AM

So Godzilla not good?

I was never a fan of the Japanese movies.

I found them cheesy.

But the preview for this one looked good especially when they used the soundtrack from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I was going to run away from work today and go see it.

(I am the boss, I can do anything I want)

So I shouldn't and I should save my $6.50?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/19/14 10:37 AM

Godzilla made an absolute killing its opening weekend. It beat Spiderman 2's opening weekend and almost beat Captain America's opening weekend.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/19/14 03:21 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
So Godzilla not good?

I was never a fan of the Japanese movies.

I found them cheesy.

But the preview for this one looked good especially when they used the soundtrack from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I was going to run away from work today and go see it.

(I am the boss, I can do anything I want)

So I shouldn't and I should save my $6.50?


{SPOILER}
I wanted a Godzilla with the same tone as the original where he appears as a destructive force. Instead we get a superhero sans cape. They didn't give it a kiddie atmosphere like the mid sixties early seventies Toho flicks, but they did change the tone of the character. If they weren't going to go with what I expected, then they should have at least explored some of the themes, like nature's balance and man's destructive nature. Lip service was payed to them, but overall they weren't worth mentioning.{/SPOILER}

Beginning third and last third were decent for what it was. The middle third dragged on.

For $6.50 it might be an okay time waster. You're pretty discerning in your movie critiques so I don't think Godzilla will rate very well for you, Col.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/19/14 03:51 PM

knightgames: I have the same problem that you do.
Click to reveal..
This would have been proper for a sequel to the reboot. This first movie should have established Godzilla as the major threat.
Posted By: PHilA

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/19/14 06:27 PM

Agree with Vertigo1 and Knightgames. Saw it with too high expectations and fully expected a reboot of the 54 version. That is not this movie. Knightgames is spot on--more of a superhero movie.
Posted By: U-96

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/19/14 06:56 PM

I've caught a couple of episodes of "Person of Interest" recently. It was fun enough to make me record the series. The Harold Finch character is fun and very watchable, while Jim Caviezel chews the scenery.

It's a bit like Men in Black crossed with Minority Report and Enemy of the State.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 01:11 PM

Godzilla (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/

It started out well in the first act and then it turned into a standard Hollywood disaster movie.

After the first act, you'd think you are watching The Day After Tomorrow or 2012.

Plus the rest of the movie is so disjointed and the main actor just CONVENIENTLY keeps turning up everywhere.

Wow!

I didn't know you can put someone on a chopper and he can go from one side of the world to another side of the world in no time.

Travel time from one place to another is easily 6-12 hours on a 777 or 757 or Airbus and he did it in no time on a chopper.

Then there is the military subplot.

Where's the firepower? Where are the Navy and Air Force and Army of the other countries and even of the U.S.?

One carrier group?

They (the producer and director and screenwriters) also could had amped up the military action but no, we get a few boots on the grounds with useless assault weapons and the occasional Javelin and LAW.

Then the few military fire power machines that occasionally show up are not being put to full use.

At least in the Japanese version of these Godzilla films, the humans in those films brought out everything in their military arsenal.

Finally, for a movie that's supposedly about Godzilla, not only does Godzilla keeps disappearing, the story has bark and grown and no bite.

The entire film felt real lackluster and by the final act, not only do you not care anymore or have lost interest, you will be looking at your watch over and over.

3/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 01:15 PM

The studio is happy at least. Godzilla had a monster opening weekend.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
The studio is happy at least. Godzilla had a monster opening weekend.


Yes, almost $100 million?

There are already talks of a sequel but it needs more BITE!

This first one, Godzilla was a whimpering sissy reptile!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 01:23 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD

Yes, almost $100 million?

93 million in the US. It's the second highest grossing weekend at the box office after Captain America 2. Godzilla also did very well in the international box office.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 01:34 PM

Has it open in Japan yet?

I bet it will do a killing in Japan.

I want to add a sidenote to my review:

there was a few scenes with Japanese dialogue and they weren't translated with subtitles.

One of my biggest pet peeves about movies is when there is foreign dialogue and it's not subtitled or translated.

AS IF those films' producers expect everyone in the audience to speak 2 dozen languages.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 01:43 PM

Those scenes weren't subtitled because I think the writers wanted the audience to know what was going on in general but they didn't want to reveal too much info. I've seen the same thing done in many other films like Prometheus and Stargate.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 01:52 PM

I watched an old (1970's) World War II films last year that didn't have any of the German dialogue translated and subtitled.

It was quite annoying!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I watched an old (1970's) World War II films last year that didn't have any of the German dialogue translated and subtitled.

It was quite annoying!
And it was made by a US studio? Which film was it? I'm curious to know.

All of the US made war films of that era like "Patton", "Tora, Tora, Tora" and "Battle of the Bulge" always had subtitles for languages besides English.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
I watched an old (1970's) World War II films last year that didn't have any of the German dialogue translated and subtitled.

It was quite annoying!
And it was made by a US studio? Which film was it? I'm curious to know.

All of the US made war films of that era like "Patton", "Tora, Tora, Tora" and "Battle of the Bulge" always had subtitles for languages besides English.


Found it:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075019/board/thread/211226365

I am poster #2
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Ah, thanks. I've not seen this film but I'm familiar with the historical event that it portrays.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 02:45 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Ah, thanks. I've not seen this film but I'm familiar with the historical event that it portrays.


YW.

Most of the German scenes were in German and I couldn't understand it and many of those scenes had long dialogue.

Another WW II film from the 1970's I watched last year that had German scenes that were not subtitled, I can't remember the name of it, about a group of lost G.I. holed up in a castle.

I think it was a co-Italian production.

What is the name of that movie?
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 02:56 PM

found it:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064137/
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 03:25 PM

Agents of SHIELD season finale. Awesome seeing Sam Jackson. His scenes with Coulson were priceless.





The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/20/14 05:54 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Has it open in Japan yet?

I bet it will do a killing in Japan.

Not yet. Here is some info I just found,

The movie's biggest markets were the U.K. ($10.4 million) and Russia ($9.1 million), and it had the top opening of the year in Australia ($6.1 million). Other major territories included Mexico ($8.9 million), France ($6.5 million), Korea ($4.5 million), Brazil ($4.2 million), Italy ($3.6 million) and Spain ($1.6 million).

Godzilla opens in China in June, and then Japan in July. If it lives up to its potential in those two markets, it should wind up with over $400 million.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/24/14 12:24 PM

X-Men: Days of Future Past - probably the best x-men movie since the second one.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/24/14 02:10 PM

Young Frankenstein.Or should that be 'Fronkensteen' biggrin

Marty Feldman was so good in this.

Quote:
Igor: Dr. Frankenstein...

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: "Fronkensteen."

Igor: You're putting me on.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No, it's pronounced "Fronkensteen."

Igor: Do you also say "Froaderick"?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No... "Frederick."

Igor: Well, why isn't it "Froaderick Fronkensteen"?

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: It isn't; it's "Frederick Fronkensteen."

Igor: I see.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You must be Igor.

[He pronounces it ee-gor]

Igor: No, it's pronounced "eye-gor."

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: But they told me it was "ee-gor."

Igor: Well, they were wrong then, weren't they?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/24/14 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
X-Men: Days of Future Past - probably the best x-men movie since the second one.


I'll be seeing this today.

Anyone here watching the AMC series "Turn". It's really great.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/24/14 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: ColJamesD
Godzilla (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/

It started out well in the first act and then it turned into a standard Hollywood disaster movie.

After the first act, you'd think you are watching The Day After Tomorrow or 2012.

Plus the rest of the movie is so disjointed and the main actor just CONVENIENTLY keeps turning up everywhere.

Wow!

I didn't know you can put someone on a chopper and he can go from one side of the world to another side of the world in no time.

Travel time from one place to another is easily 6-12 hours on a 777 or 757 or Airbus and he did it in no time on a chopper.

Then there is the military subplot.

Where's the firepower? Where are the Navy and Air Force and Army of the other countries and even of the U.S.?

One carrier group?

They (the producer and director and screenwriters) also could had amped up the military action but no, we get a few boots on the grounds with useless assault weapons and the occasional Javelin and LAW.

Then the few military fire power machines that occasionally show up are not being put to full use.

At least in the Japanese version of these Godzilla films, the humans in those films brought out everything in their military arsenal.

Finally, for a movie that's supposedly about Godzilla, not only does Godzilla keeps disappearing, the story has bark and grown and no bite.

The entire film felt real lackluster and by the final act, not only do you not care anymore or have lost interest, you will be looking at your watch over and over.

3/5



I expected a lower score from you. IMO, some realities naturally have to be accepted in these kinds of movies so traveling thousands of miles in such a short time doesn't bother me. I chalk those sort of things up to omission, where he could have traveled by plane somewhere along the journey but finished in helicopter.

But the middle third of the movie dragged on so much that I lost interest. The whole nuke on the railroad was superfluous. They laid out the story perfectly with the nuke testing in the beginning but left that hanging to rot in the plot. It was as if the MUTOs were the main characters in a Godzilla movie.

Oh well. I sadly find too many reboots or sequels to be a disappointment.

That said, X-Men was pretty enjoyable. A good mix of action and story development that for a summer flick does not disappoint.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/24/14 06:37 PM

Just finished watching "Throne of Blood" by Akira Kurosawa. If you like dark foreboding films and want to see a masterful adaptation of Shakespeare on film I highly recommend you watch this.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/24/14 10:15 PM

Just got back from seeing the new X-Men film. I liked it quite a bit and it was nice getting to see Peter Dinklage in something besides GOT!
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/25/14 03:27 PM

The Lego Movie with the wife and kid. Pretty funny. Two thumbs up.
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/25/14 10:06 PM

Non-Stop (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024469/

Non-Stop? Pleeeeaseeeee!!

20 min into this horrendous B-movie and I already wanted the torture to Stop!

What an insult to the intelligent members of today's movie audience this movie is!

1/5

7.3 overall average rating on IMDB?

That tells me how stupid and gullible and easily pleased and shallow most of today's movie audience is!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/25/14 10:17 PM

So because other people don't agree with your OPINION on a movie they are gullible and shallow?
Posted By: ColJamesD

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/25/14 10:23 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
So because other people don't agree with your OPINION on a movie they are gullible and shallow?


No.

When people give a crap movie a 7.3 rating because they can't recognize a crap movie when they watch it, they are gullible and shallow and stupid and too easily pleased.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/25/14 10:30 PM

I watched "Non-Stop" in the theatre and thought it was a decent action flick. Did it have a believable premise? No. I've seen a ton of other films that I think were much worse than this one.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/26/14 12:58 PM

I saw X-Men as well. I liked it more than X-Men 3, both Wolverine films, and even First Class, although X-Men 1 and 2 were better.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Gille

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/26/14 11:59 PM

Riddick 5/10 Average at best. The prelude where Riddick was fighting to survive on the planet was the best part of the film after that it went down hill fast and even the presence of Katee Sackhoff couldn't rescue it. Also neither the bounty hunters or mercs were scary or even looked like tough battle hardened troops.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/27/14 02:55 AM

The Rocky Horror picture show
*Shudders*
It's not that it's a bad movie, but rather that my wife insists on going to special showings with people who dress up and sing along and get way to into it. eek2
Oh well, she makes up for it with Comic-con cosplay popcorn

Edit: Yeah, I saw Riddick not long ago, it was ok I guess.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/27/14 03:12 AM

Riddick followed the Pitch Black formula but the new characters weren't nearly as interesting.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/27/14 01:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Gille
Riddick 5/10 Average at best. The prelude where Riddick was fighting to survive on the planet was the best part of the film after that it went down hill fast and even the presence of Katee Sackhoff couldn't rescue it. Also neither the bounty hunters or mercs were scary or even looked like tough battle hardened troops.


Why did you think they were supposed to be? They were mercs, NOT troops. They're supposed to be largely incompetent scum.


I saw the Walking with Dinosaurs film. My older daughter liked it, but other than very good CG it was pretty mediocre. I did LOL when the duckbills are migrating and they're playing "Tusk" for some reason, though.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 04:45 AM

Senna (2010) Blu-ray extended edition

I saw it when it came out in cinemas and it is definitely one of the best documentaries of recent years, even the ladies liked it.
Great characterisation, good interviews and footage. 8/10
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 10:34 AM

Where do you live Security? I just ask because Senna never came out in theatres in the US.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 10:34 AM

Where do you live Security? I just ask because Senna never came out in theatres in the US.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 10:35 AM

Where do you live Security? I just ask because Senna never came out in theatres in the US.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 10:40 AM

I saw "A Million Ways to Die in the West" last night. Not nearly as funny as "Ted" imho but it was still pretty good.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 10:52 AM

Wanted to know so bad you asked three times eh? biggrin

I'm Australian but I've lived in America, I don't think Senna had a full release down here but a couple independent theatres in the local area had showings.

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 10:59 AM

Sorry about that. I think SimHQ crapped out while I was trying to post my message.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 11:14 AM

Lmao Security. That French film sounds interesting.
Posted By: Pkumar

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 12:23 PM

My latest movie is Godzila and Big Boss. Both are outstanding.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 02:32 PM

Saw the Other Women last week with the GF, I like Leslie Mann, pretty hot and funny IMO. Kate Upton might be hot, but she can't act...
Posted By: sharpe26

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 02:47 PM

Longmire

for some reason it comes out as a pretty good modern day western mistery series. Oh and "Starbuck" doesn't look half bad in jeans (or pole dancing for that matter)
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/02/14 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: sharpe26
Longmire

for some reason it comes out as a pretty good modern day western mistery series. Oh and "Starbuck" doesn't look half bad in jeans (or pole dancing for that matter)
I added season 1 to my Netflix queue and yeah, I'm giving it a shot because Sackhoff is in it.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/03/14 12:22 PM

47 Ronin.

The trailers made it look far more fantastical than it really was. It had a bit of magic and one nonexistent monster at the start, but otherwise was pretty straightforward. Nothing special, though.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: WangoTango

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/04/14 04:08 AM

Grudge Match. Terrible. Cheesy, and they tried to shoehorn in too many plot lines.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/04/14 10:59 AM

"The Hidden Fortress" by Akira Kurosawa. This was the film that inspired George Lucas to tell the story of Star Wars through the eyes of two bickering comedic characters.


edit: Changed "actors" to "characters".
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/04/14 12:45 PM

Yes, Ricky Gervais and Will Smith. Quite entertaining.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 06/04/14 01:39 PM

Jon Stewart from last night.

Probably the best show on television and the best use of free speech on the entirety of channels on the idiot box. thumbsup
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/12/14 05:52 AM

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

I'd held off seeing this after the Simpsons post season 10 went from being one of the best animated shows to a complete pile of crap. But though 'why not, can't be that bad.' The movie is better than the awful recent episodes but still suffers from bad writing, unlikeable characters and general stupidity.
It wasn't all bad though, the jokes about the government were pretty good such as;

President Schwarzenegger
'I was elected to lead, not to read!'

The EPA
'I want roving death squads around the perimeter 24-7! I want 10,000 tough guys, and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher'

The NSA listening in on everyone's phone calls
'You hang up first. No you hang up first. Ok! She... she hung up on me'
'Hey everyone I found them! The government actually found someone we're looking for!'

Overall a pretty poor movie but there are definitely worse ways to spend 90 minutes. smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/12/14 01:43 PM

I still can't believe the Simpson's are still around after what? 25 seasons or so?
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/12/14 02:02 PM

Neighbors (the movie) some funny spots and a lot more corny ones
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/12/14 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I still can't believe the Simpson's are still around after what? 25 seasons or so?


Considering the way their ratings have plummeted I don't think they'll be around for much longer. I think they've been running on merchandising for some time now.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/12/14 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I still can't believe the Simpson's are still around after what? 25 seasons or so?



Depends on when you believe they were first on. They were originally commercial bumpers for the Tracy Ulman Show back in 87.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/12/14 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I still can't believe the Simpson's are still around after what? 25 seasons or so?



Depends on when you believe they were first on. They were originally commercial bumpers for the Tracy Ulman Show back in 87.


The full-fledged series premiered in the Fall of 1989 which means the 25th season will be this Fall.

@ Security Device - I know the ratings have dropped a lot since a couple of years ago Fox renegotiated salary cuts with the voice cast.
Posted By: .Wombat.

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/12/14 08:27 PM

I just finished watching the "Firefly" series after reading about it here.
Damn! What an original and refreshing series! Really sucks they din't finish it.
The movie was good but didn't do the series justice IMO.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/13/14 03:12 AM

Just watched "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" tonight. Overall a really good film that manages to have lots of action as well as a smart script.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/26/14 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Just watched "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" tonight. Overall a really good film that manages to have lots of action as well as a smart script.


I saw this last night. I thought it was a good movie but felt slightly underwhelmed/disappointed following the film. I can't put my finger on why. Perhaps it was because Gary Oldman was underutilized?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/26/14 10:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Perhaps it was because Gary Oldman was underutilized?
Yeah I felt that way too. I think it was because the main conflict was really between Caesar and Koba.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/28/14 01:37 PM

I saw I, Frankenstein. That was also underwhelming. Nothing was really "wrong" that I can point to, but things just didn't come together properly. It was ultimately forgettable.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 07/28/14 01:42 PM

Saw "Lucy" last night. I'm convinced that Luc Besson is the French version of John Woo.

I can see why Morgan Freeman was cast in the film. The role fitted perfectly with his reputation for being a great narrator. biggrin
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/14 04:33 AM

Gilligan's Island.
I am am a "Me TV" junkie.


Wheels
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/14 09:14 AM

A Million Ways to Die in the West. I see it's not been getting very good reviews but I laughed so hard. Then again I am a Seth MacFarlane fan.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/14 10:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
A Million Ways to Die in the West. I see it's not been getting very good reviews but I laughed so hard. Then again I am a Seth MacFarlane fan.


Yeah I didn't understand the bad reviews either. I thought it was a solid comedy.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/14 10:41 AM

Something of a coincidence, wife dragged me to see A million Ways last night. I've never been a Seth fan and this movie didn't change my opinion. It was ok, made me chuckle a few times but to be honest the girls were the best part. wink

Also I'm about to watch Spaceballs for the millionth time, I think it might be Mel Brooks last good film. It's so stupid but I can't stop laughing!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/14 10:44 AM

Did anyone catch the creepy dance by Giovanni Ribisi that he also did in "Ted"?
Posted By: Cicero

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/14 11:49 AM

Last thing I saw was the third episode of the new Gomorrah TV show. Shaping up to be something special. Promised the GF we'd catch up on Breaking Bad this weekend but...you know, I think I just don't get it. on the 3rd or 4th series now (can't even remember) and I just don't care.

Gomorrah, though. Like the Sopranos but existentially bleaker. biggrin
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/14 11:57 AM

Never heard of "Gomorrah". Is it a UK show?
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/22/14 12:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed


Also I'm about to watch Spaceballs for the millionth time, I think it might be Mel Brooks last good film. It's so stupid but I can't stop laughing!


He only did Men in Tights and Dead and Loving It after that, so there's not a large body of work there.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/23/14 03:03 PM

The Grand Budapest Hotel.A Wes Anderson film (I love his films) and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I love the style (and actors) that he uses.
Posted By: Dart

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/23/14 03:39 PM

I'm wading into Season 11 of NCIS as the DVD's arrived the other day. Not quite as stupidly addictive as Burn Notice, but they cancelled the series before it started to rapidly decline so I guess I'll have to make due.

My wife wants to know who Paulie Perrette's dermatologist is as she has fewer wrinkles now than when she started the series. And she keeps slipping spoilers to me since she watched them as they came out.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/23/14 03:48 PM

Watched Captain America "Winter Soldier" on Itunes. Good movie, but the left the door open to many
next episode options.

Like Chucky, Grand Budapest hotel is great. Bought the Blu-Ray of it while on vacation back in June.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/28/14 01:22 AM

Into the Storm

Yikes. This was like a kids' afternoon special with a few good CGI shots.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/28/14 01:23 AM

The Railway Man, bought the Blu-ray off Amazon and talk about an excellent movie.
I highly recommend viewing this film.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 08/28/14 10:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Into the Storm

Yikes. This was like a kids' afternoon special with a few good CGI shots.



I guess this film was just a paycheck for Thorin Oakenshield. wink
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/09/14 12:45 AM

The Amazing Spider-man 2

Meh. it made many of the same errors which made Spider-man 3 a failure.


What about Bob?

Hilarious comedy starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Probably within my top 5 favorite comedies of all time.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/09/14 03:51 AM

Spider Man 2 wasn't a terrible film but it was mostly forgettable. I saw it once and feel no desire to see it again.

I think Jamie Foxx was miscast.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/09/14 11:41 AM

The Watchmen:Ultimate Edition - all 3.5 hours of it.I really enjoyed seeing the extras in this edition having seen the normal version some while ago.

I don't usually do superhero type movies,but this I like a lot.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/09/14 12:56 PM

Oh wow, What about Bob? Talk about a blast from the past.

"Baby steps...baby steps..." Yes, I just remembered that despite not having seen it since it was in the theater.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/09/14 10:01 PM

Gattaca,thanks for the recommendation Panzer thumbsup Didn't expect the ending,very sad frown

I've also got 'What about Bob' lined up,I've never seen it.I can't think of any film with Bill Murray in that I haven't enjoyed so I have high hopes for this one.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 03:17 AM

I'm glad you enjoyed Gattaca Chucky.
Posted By: Ajay

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 04:02 AM

What about Bob is an excellent movie smile so is Gattaca.
Posted By: Falstar

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 05:11 AM

TV show.... Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Episode 1 aired tonight. It's going to be a bloody final season.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 11:29 AM

Die Another Day, or rather 20 mins of it on TV.

I forgot how awful this thing was. Awful plot, awful characters, (Mostly) awful acting, awful special effects, awful Madonna. The closest thing to a 'highlight' was probably that North Korean dominatrix. Ugh.

On the plus side there was a Goldfinger/Thunderball back to back on the night before so it's all good. smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 11:40 AM

Awful plot? That pretty much applies to every Bond film including "Skyfall".
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 11:51 AM

True, but at least the Connery and Craig films are entertaining.

Skyfall's terrible, nonsensical plot was countered by Sam Mendes excellent directing smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
True, but at least the Connery and Craig films are entertaining.

Skyfall's terrible, nonsensical plot was countered by Sam Mendes excellent directing smile


Fair enough. Sometimes it's all about the execution and how good your director and cast are. So even though I kept rolling my eyes with the ridiculous plot while watching Skyfall I still enjoyed the performances by Craig and Bardem.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 12:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Falstar
TV show.... Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Episode 1 aired tonight. It's going to be a bloody final season.


You have that right, watched last nights first and talk about a bloodbath. thumbsup
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 12:42 PM

Bond is supposed to be ridiculous! It was never meant to be serious in the slightest.

I saw Sabotage. Average whodunit. Nothing special, but nothing awful either. Notable in having two former Lost actors in the cast (although they have no scenes together) and two former Terminators (who have many scenes together smile ).





The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 12:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Bond is supposed to be ridiculous! It was never meant to be serious in the slightest.




The Jedi Master
True. You want a serious Bond film just watch the Bourne series (only the first 3). smile
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/10/14 09:07 PM

Moon (2009) What a great film.I'd never heard of it to be honest.Wasn't familiar with the main actor (only actor in it?) Sam Rockwell. Plus it was British. A nice bit of Sci-fi drama.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/11/14 12:20 PM

He's done a lot of stuff. Played Zaphod Beeblebrox in the Hitchhiker film with Martin Freeman as Arthur. Played the "red shirt" in Galaxy Quest. Lots of other things, too.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/13/14 03:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Moon (2009) What a great film.I'd never heard of it to be honest.Wasn't familiar with the main actor (only actor in it?) Sam Rockwell. Plus it was British. A nice bit of Sci-fi drama.


I was pleasantly surprised by that film. one of my favorite sci fi films from the last several years.
Posted By: HeinKill

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/14/14 08:16 PM

BOYHOOD.

The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18. Where the actors (Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) played the film in real time so it took 13 years to make.

Mrs Heinkill talked me into this one. I left the cinema after the first of the three hours the film runs, and found a sports bar. In that hour there was only 5 minutes of drama, then it was back to documenting the boring fictional life of a boring fictional family.

Now the whole idea of actors who age naturally with the film could have been interesting. But the director completely pooched this fantastic opportunity by slavishly doing the film chronologically (and slooooooowly) instead of mixing it up a bit and showing us the kid at 6, then the kid at 18, then the kid at 15...after an hour I really felt like I had lived through those first few years in real time too. Yawwwwwwwwn.

So here is my list of things that are more fun that watching BOYHOOD:

- cleaning your gutters (did that earlier today and found a frog. That was more exciting)
- waiting in the waiting room of the dentist (at least there is some suspense)
- getting your teeth drilled by the dentist (at least you feel something)
- a good bowel movement (the stink only lasts a few minutes, not three hours)

I could obviously continue, but you get the drift. This film is the ultimate triumph of style over substance. Nice idea technically, totally forgettable as a film.

Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/14/14 10:23 PM

I feel your pain Heinkill. Here are some stinkers I was dragged to see by a member of the opposite sex,

Earth to Echo -I got a good nap.

The Bodyguard - Torture beyond belief.

Shorts - Had my smartphone so I just browsed the net.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/14/14 10:32 PM

My ex made me watch Ghost Story and Dirty Dancing that many times I actually came to enjoy them.

Do I have to hand in my man card now?
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 07:19 AM

Ghost or Ghost Story? They are two different movies. Ghost is the one you hand in your man card in for watching. Ghost Story is the one you hand in your underwear for cleaning.




Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 07:35 AM

With much shame it was indeed Ghost sigh
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 10:31 AM

Ah the movie that made "Unchained Melody" a worldwide hit.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 12:02 PM

And gave a whole new meaning to the term 'to throw a pot' biggrin
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Ah the movie that made "Unchained Melody" a worldwide hit.


...again. It was already a hit 20 years earlier.


I saw Divergent. Eh. It wasn't Twilight, but it wasn't Gattaca either. Sits somewhere inbetween.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Ah the movie that made "Unchained Melody" a worldwide hit.


...again. It was already a hit 20 years earlier.


It was indeed a hit when it first came out but it was hardly in the public consciousness in 1990 when "Ghost" came out. It's like all of those early 60's hits that were in "Dirty Dancing". Sure, those songs weren't completely forgotten in 1987 but the film most definitely revived their popularity.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 02:52 PM

Man card or not,I still love to watch Dirty Dancing biggrin

I'll check out Divergent,thanks Jedi. I love this thread,so many good movies have been sent my way yep
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 02:53 PM

Unless Shailene Woodley is completely naked I have ZERO interest in seeing "Divergent".
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/15/14 03:24 PM

Its major problem is that it's part one of the series, so it doesn't "end." That said, it stands alone better than many others of its ilk have, and it wraps up its own story even though it leaves the fates of the major characters up in the air.

Actually, whether it was a conscious decision or not, it parallels others' first installments like Hunger Games or Star Wars where the immediate big threat is overcome, but the main characters are still in overall danger and the villains are set back but not defeated.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/16/14 11:49 PM

Yup I liked Divergent.And no she never got naked Panzer,mores the pity.She is a lovely thing indeed.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/17/14 12:04 AM

I just wonder how much longer the "young adults rebelling against a repressive government in a dystopian future" genre is going to be around.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/17/14 12:29 PM

Ask George Lucas. He took it and ran with it, along with Logan's Run and their ilk.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/22/14 07:17 PM

'In Bruges',a very good dark comedy starring Colin Farrell,Brendon Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes.Second time of seeing it and I still laughed hard. The bottle scene and the stand-off at the end in the hotel are just brilliant.

If you like Gleeson,check out 'The Guard',another dark comedy well worth watching.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/22/14 07:23 PM

Gleeson is a very good actor. I liked him a lot in Braveheart, Safe House, Troy and of course "Into the Storm" where he played Winston Churchill.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/14 03:18 PM

He will always be remembered for his Harry Potter appearances as well.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 09/23/14 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I just wonder how much longer the "young adults rebelling against a repressive government in a dystopian future" genre is going to be around.


at least 2 more Hunger Games movies, and they left Divergent open for a 2nd movie.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/09/14 09:53 PM

'Saints and Soldiers: The Void'

Hmm... Not sure what to make of this one. I love films about tanks but this just didn't do it for me.The Hellcats and the German Panzers all looked like they just rolled off the production line. Not very convincing acting either. At times I thought I was watching an amateur film with re-enactors as the stars. Maybe I'm too critical.

Fury had better be 10 times better than this.
Posted By: Ajay

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/10/14 12:27 AM

Million Dollar Baby, haven't seen it for nearly ten years. Clint can really do a good movie, Hilary Swank is great in it. Followed it with The Quick and the Dead for something to pull me out of a Clint induced depression biggrin Didn't even realise how many big names were in it, Hackman is great as the bad guy, reminds me of his character in Unforgiven. And Sharon Stone..man she was smoking hot back then..damn.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/10/14 03:23 AM

What ever happened to Hillary Swank? She kind of disappeared.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/10/14 03:58 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
What ever happened to Hillary Swank? She kind of disappeared.

Looks to have still been working. Just not in very many high profile projects.
Hillary Swank @ IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005476/


Wheels
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/10/14 12:35 PM

The Reichenbach Fall, 3rd and last episode of S2 of Sherlock.

Very good. This series' major problem is that they didn't do enough of them!!



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/19/14 11:45 AM

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It was disappointing. It wasn't bad, but it by no means lived up to the hype. Everyone saying 'It's great'.

Didn't feel like 'Planet of the Apes' either. I've only ever watched this and the original so I don't know what the vibe was for the dozen or so movies in between but the new film feels completely different to the original, like they were not part of the same universe. The Apes did look pretty decent, I'll give them that.

6/10.
Posted By: Billyote

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/19/14 12:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
The Reichenbach Fall, 3rd and last episode of S2 of Sherlock.

Very good. This series' major problem is that they didn't do enough of them!!



The Jedi Master


Omygodilovethatshow! Recently finished watching Series 3. Love Benedict Cumberbatch now. Just watched another mini series he was in, Parade's End. It was pretty good, but dying having to wait for series 4 of Sherlock to be on Netflix.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/20/14 06:18 PM

LOL, the first of S4 will air Dec 2015, so you have quite a wait ahead!

I saw BBC America will start airing them soon. That's good since they didn't have S3 on Netflix on Bluray, so at least now I can see them in HD when BBCA gets to S3. Of course, commercials will suck.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/20/14 06:21 PM

Almost forgot:

Europa Report

Apollo 18 meets 2010 meets The Abyss. Good concept marred by a meh execution brought about by the combination of a low budget and the IMO mistake of making it a "found footage" film where it's all from cameras on board the ship and spacesuits. The out-of-order presentation of the scenes made the film unnecessarily difficult to follow for the first 2/3 until you catch up with what happened when and to whom.

It felt like a Clarke or Asimov story retold by an amateur.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/20/14 06:26 PM

"The Vanishing Corpse" "starring" Bela Lugosi.

I of course watched the MST3K 3000 version. smile
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/20/14 06:26 PM

I really hate the 'found footage' style of film. I will avoid wherever possible. Pity,I had Europa Report on my 'to watch' list.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/20/14 07:43 PM

Yeah, it was a real letdown. The plot was worthwhile, and the characters had potential but it was squandered.

On the flipside, if someone remakes 2001 in this style it would be panned as the worst remake in the history of cinema.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/20/14 11:30 PM

just watched several episodes of the Masters and Johnson story, Masters of Sex. Having lived through the 60's it is interesting to see all the turmoil in the lives that are part of that timeline.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/21/14 07:18 PM

Snowpiercer (2013) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620/

I had never heard of it but it was showing good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes so I gave it a watch.

Quite enjoyable sci-fi about a failed global warming experiment.Just over 2 hours long,could have maybe trimmed 15 mins off it but it kept me entertained the whole way through. John Hurt and Ed Harris star plus Tilda Swinton gave a great performance.

Gun Woman (2014) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3141912/

What the f**k did I just watch? Actually I couldn't watch some of it,it was too gross.I won't go into what this film contains but if you have a strong stomach and a thirst for revenge give it a go. Just don't let any minors near it.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/21/14 08:31 PM

I've been thinking about Snowpiercer, I'll give it a shot.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/22/14 10:32 AM

Was Snowpiercer an independent film? I don't think it ever had a US theatrical release.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/22/14 02:17 PM

Yeah,initial release in South Korea,director was Bong Joon-ho.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/22/14 03:55 PM

Yeah, Snowpiercer had a theatrical release. It mostly played second run and bargain theatres, though.
Posted By: Bib4Tuna

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/22/14 04:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
plus Tilda Swinton gave a great performance.


If you get to watch The Zero Theorem, you will see Tilda Swinton plays the same character as in Snowpiercer but with a different name and in a different context.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/22/14 04:59 PM

Thanks,I'll check it out.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/23/14 03:02 PM

I watched Zero Theorem last night and yes it was a similar character. I didn't recognise Christoph Waltz straight away!

What a weird film,but then I saw who the director was. Enjoyable film though.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/24/14 08:21 PM

I wonder if Thomas Kretschmann is angry that Christoph Waltz replaced him as the unofficial German token in Hollywood?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/24/14 08:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
I wonder if Thomas Kretschmann is angry that Christoph Waltz replaced him as the unofficial German token in Hollywood?


I miss Jurgen Prochnow as well!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/25/14 09:03 PM

Steven Spielberg's 1941.

I really enjoy this film and re-visit it every few years. I still laugh nearly all the way through.So many good comedy performers like Slim Pickens,Dan Aykroyd,John Candy to name a few and Nancy Allen looking so fine.The whole episode about the placement of the anti-aircraft gun at the house is just great. One of Spielberg's worst movies some would say,but miles better than most others in my opinion.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/25/14 11:10 PM

Jeez, I think I last saw "1941" in its entirely when I was in high school. I do remember the scene with Toshiro Mifune and the compass though. biggrin
Posted By: No Name

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/27/14 05:01 AM

Under the Skin, a weird, arty, and intersting scifi movie,. Scarlett Johanson is naked in it, which is obviously a good thing. But her performance was also really good.

Boardwalk Empire series finale, which I thought was done very well.

First episode of the latest American Horror Story , but it was overdone garbage so I won't be checking out any other episodes. I liked season one, bailed on season two midway, and skipped season three. It's just too campy and badly written.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/27/14 10:33 AM

I watched a low budget supernatural movie from 1990 "starring" Joe Estevez titled "Soultaker". I watched the MST3K version of course.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/27/14 10:53 AM

I couldn't get through 'Under the Skin' despite a naked Scarlett Johanson. I had picked it for 'film night' that me and my brother have every week but after 15-20 minutes we looked at each other and concluded we could go no further.

Panzer,I think that the only way to watch some of those 'B' movies is with the MST3K version.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/27/14 01:12 PM

The Black Cauldron, for my daughters. One of the last cartoons Disney made in their post-Walt doldrums, I'd forgotten how lame it was. At least Oliver and Company had the catchy pop music, this one had an Elmer Bernstein score that was ok but otherwise unimpressive.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/27/14 03:02 PM

Saw The Judge on Sat night, Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duval, Vera Farmiga. It was good, sad in some spots, plenty funny in others. Couldn't find anything in Red Box so GF picked this one. Will see FURY with my boys this weekend.
Posted By: bones

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/27/14 03:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
I wonder if Thomas Kretschmann is angry that Christoph Waltz replaced him as the unofficial German token in Hollywood?


Probably not since Christoph is Austrian.

Last movie I saw: "Fury" yesterday and "St Vincent" on Friday. Should have been a double feature, they were pretty much the same movie, haha jk.

v6,
boNes
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/27/14 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: bones
Probably not since Christoph is Austrian.

Bah! Austrian, German - All the same. wink


j/k
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/27/14 09:39 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: bones
Probably not since Christoph is Austrian.

Bah! Austrian, German - All the same. wink


j/k


like cousins, really. EDIT Waltz' dad is German.

I just noticed that Kretchmann had a cameo in Captain America 2 and will be in Avengers 2 as Von Strucker.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/28/14 12:13 PM

Not a cameo, really, he was in the post-credits sequence setting up the next film. The twins were in it as well, and they figure prominently (they're in the trailer for A2 and Kretschmann isn't).

What's more notable is that Waltz wasn't in Valkyrie! I mean, how can he NOT have been?!?

As for token actors, how about Hiroyuki Sanada? If you've got a film or TV show with a Japanese character, he's there! He's EVERYWHERE. Just look at this list:

Minions (filming)
Sumo Villain (voice)

2015 Mr. Holmes (post-production)
Tamiki Umezaki

2014 Extant (TV Series)
Hideki Yasumoto

2014 Helix (TV Series)
Dr. Hiroshi Hatake

2013 47 Ronin
Ôishi

2013 The Railway Man
Takeshi Nagase

2013 The Wolverine
Shingen

2012 CR: The Last Samurai (Video Game)
Ujio

2011-2012 Revenge (TV Series)
Satoshi Takeda

2010 Lost (TV Series)
Dogen



And that's only the last 5 years, his credits go back to 1968!!




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/28/14 12:33 PM

Ken Watanabe doesn't get AS much work as Sanada but he gets bigger roles.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 10/28/14 12:44 PM

Oddly his accent is harder to understand than Sanada's. Of course, Sanada was never an Autobot.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/14 04:28 PM

Couldn't find anything recent to watch so spurred on by a clip someone posted on SimHQ I checked out Idiocracy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

Mike Judge,didn't he do King of the Hill?

Anyway,I found it very funny and a glimpse into the future perhaps?
Posted By: 531 Ghost

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/14 05:10 PM

The last movie I watched was: Rocky Horror Picture Show, well most of it any way. It seems they cut the crap out of it and I ended up watching my DVD to make up for their editing. The last TV Show I watched was: Castle
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/14 06:23 PM

I watched "Manhunt in Space" which was a really low budget crappy sci-fi black and white film from 1954 which consisted of a bunch of Rocky Jones: Space Ranger episodes strung together.

And of course I watched the MST3K version. smile
Posted By: MarkG

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/14 08:10 PM

Last night I watched something on TV that wasn't South Park or Robot Chicken (wife was shocked).

The new Total Recall, came on AMC (along with frequent threats that Satellite TV subscribers might soon lose AMC). I love the original bur never saw the remake.

Verdict: Disappointed. Too much Kung-Fu, over-the-top effects with non-stop music.

My favorite line in the original, "That's for making me come to Mars. You know how much I hate this f#$@%&g planet!" - Sharon Stone

But they never go to Mars, and the setup wife in this one was more like a female terminator.


Also playing was Jurassic Park on another channel (didn't watch, have DVD) and it made me think what a modern remake of JP would be like. Wonderful special effects, so overused that 95% of the movie would be dinosaurs fighting to some dramatic (but forgettable) soundtrack.

And that's why I don't go to the movies. smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/14 08:12 PM

Hard to believe that Jurassic Park was 21 years ago. Sheesh.
Posted By: MarkG

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/14 08:40 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Hard to believe that Jurassic Park was 21 years ago. Sheesh.


An interesting fact:

"In the end, Jurassic Park featured only 15 minutes of dinosaur footage. But those handful of minutes changed film forever. Suddenly, anything a director could dream up could be put on the screen – tornadoes, snarling monsters and, as we’ve seen nearly ever summer since, wide-scale devastation. But just 21 years ago, the idea of accomplishing such feats was science fiction itself."

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/see-how-the-digital-dino-effects-of-jurassic-park-88145649063.html


In the comments of this article...

http://gizmodo.com/5993849/jurassic-park-3d-review-an-improvement-on-perfection

"That's definitely a huge part of it. Though there is an argument that Jaws is just that much better of a movie because the shark was kept in the shadows. I mean, that scene where the young woman gets attacked is one of the best death scenes, and it required almost no special effects whatsoever."


I really am sick of the overuse of special effects (along with ever-increasing commercial time).
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/14 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Couldn't find anything recent to watch so spurred on by a clip someone posted on SimHQ I checked out Idiocracy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

Mike Judge,didn't he do King of the Hill?

Anyway,I found it very funny and a glimpse into the future perhaps?



He did Beavis and Butthead and Office Space as well. He's not very prolific, unless you count the entire number of episodes of KOTH as separate, but what he does is always worth seeing.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/05/14 08:49 PM

Oh, I watched The Signal.

It was Dark City meets Blair Witch pretty much. Interesting idea hampered by lack of money (so only one decent actor) and a director that seemed to stray too far into being surreal and artsy for the good of the film.
Basically as the film ends THEN you get interested in what's happening and want to see more.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/06/14 02:30 AM

Been watching the Andy Griffith show on MeTV lately. This was the episode I saw most recently.
A Wife for Andy: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0512398/?ref_=ttep_ep29


Wheels
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/10/14 03:26 PM

Just saw Nightcrawler over the weekend w/my GF, she's not into SciFi so Interstellar was out. I was surprised it was a decent movie. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a decent weirdo!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/10/14 05:13 PM

Watched The Sword and the Stone with my daughters who'd not seen it before. Not one of the big classic Disney films, but definitely better than some like Black Cauldron or Fox and the Hound.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/10/14 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun
Just saw Nightcrawler over the weekend w/my GF, she's not into SciFi so Interstellar was out. I was surprised it was a decent movie. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a decent weirdo!


You should go see "Interstellar" then with your kids. I'm sure your boys will love it!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/10/14 06:13 PM

The Princess Bride? That's a girls film isn't it?

That's what I thought when I saw the title.What a great film. Well it was worth the 27 year wait.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/10/14 09:36 PM

A girls' film? Inconceivable!!!
LOL, you couldn't have been more wrong!




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/10/14 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
A girls' film? Inconceivable!!!


Lol Jedi hahaha
Posted By: Rumpelhardt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/14 08:13 AM

Just watched Defiance again. I still think it is a great movie.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/14 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Top Gun
Just saw Nightcrawler over the weekend w/my GF, she's not into SciFi so Interstellar was out. I was surprised it was a decent movie. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a decent weirdo!


You should go see "Interstellar" then with your kids. I'm sure your boys will love it!


yeah, that's the plan this weekend, I'm looking forward to it!
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/14 06:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Almost forgot:

Europa Report

Apollo 18 meets 2010 meets The Abyss. Good concept marred by a meh execution brought about by the combination of a low budget and the IMO mistake of making it a "found footage" film where it's all from cameras on board the ship and spacesuits. The out-of-order presentation of the scenes made the film unnecessarily difficult to follow for the first 2/3 until you catch up with what happened when and to whom.

It felt like a Clarke or Asimov story retold by an amateur.

The Jedi Master



Hmm. Yea, agreed.

I almost wonder if it could be saved by making a "fan edit" and just put it in chronological order?
Posted By: Rick.50cal

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/14 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Couldn't find anything recent to watch so spurred on by a clip someone posted on SimHQ I checked out Idiocracy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

Mike Judge,didn't he do King of the Hill?

Anyway,I found it very funny and a glimpse into the future perhaps?




Yea, that one, under the fart jokes, is a gem!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/11/14 09:39 PM

Last movie I watched was "Interstellar". It had a couple of things that irked me but overall I really enjoyed it.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/12/14 01:00 AM

Desmond Doss, Medal of Honor, WWII

I had never seen the story of Desmond Doss and his down right miraculous achievements on the Island of Okinawa. I came across the film "The Conscientious Objector" earlier today. I was going to skip watching and try to find something else to watch. The fact that today is Veterans day is the only reason I decided to watch and I was awe struck at the things this man did to serve his country and still not break his vow not to kill or ever carry a gun.

The Conscientious Objector

Standard Definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV19wkdgCKU

Desmond Doss, Medal of Honor, WWII

Standard Definition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKdwsWdH3A4

The articles written don't carry the same impact for me that hearing his story from him and those he saved on the Island, which included some of those that tried to get him kicked out over his CO beliefs, but here are some links to his story for those who don't want to watch the film.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Doss

Military.com http://www.military.com/Content/MoreContent/1,12044,MLdoss,00.html

Home of Heroes: http://www.homeofheroes.com/profiles/profiles_doss2.html


Wheels
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/25/14 01:17 AM

Interstellar: Enjoyed this film alot.

Dumb and Dumber to: Better than the horrendous sequel from a few years back but is not within striking distance of the first for humor.

Mockingjay Pt 1.: Suffers terribly from "middle film" syndrome. it's really just setup and exposition as lead up for the last film, there's hardly any action at all. worst of the 3 films.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/25/14 12:21 PM

Mockingjay Part I had the lowest opening weekend of any Hunger Games film so far. It seems that many others share your opinions Vertigo.
Posted By: McGonigle

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/25/14 01:22 PM

Peaky F****** Blinders!

Brilliant. Best TV show for a very long time! biggrin
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/25/14 01:38 PM

I saw Neighbors. I was worried it would be another banal comedy, but it surprised me by having a lot of good bits, even if the original premise was a stretch.

For those with children I think it works far better than those without.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/25/14 02:37 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Mockingjay Part I had the lowest opening weekend of any Hunger Games film so far. It seems that many others share your opinions Vertigo.


it doesn't help that they took a book and split it in 2, not getting many praises for that move. Just money hunger writer.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/25/14 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I saw Neighbors. I was worried it would be another banal comedy, but it surprised me by having a lot of good bits, even if the original premise was a stretch.

For those with children I think it works far better than those without.



The Jedi Master


GF and I liked that movie a lot, very funny. Normally not my type of movie but very funny.

We watched Stuck in Love with Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connolly and the daughter from Blind Side. Jennifer Connolly is gorgeous. Typical chick flick, but it was very good. Found it on streaming for Netflix.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 11/26/14 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Mockingjay Part I had the lowest opening weekend of any Hunger Games film so far. It seems that many others share your opinions Vertigo.


it doesn't help that they took a book and split it in 2, not getting many praises for that move. Just money hunger writer.


You mean studio. The writer doesn't and can't make that decision.

However, they're not the first or even second to follow this trend. Off the top of my head:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 and 2

Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt 1 and 2

Hobbit Pt 1 and 2 and 3!



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/14 04:22 PM

Quite a few.

The Breakfast Club. Never seen it before. Heard lots about it. Great film but I preferred Ally Sheedy before Molly Ringwald gave her her makeover. Plus Molly Ringwald was quite hot!

House of Last Things http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464539/ A story about a haunted house but with a twist.I didn't get it until quite late in the film.Very watchable.Never heard of Lindsey Haun before but wowza boing

Death Proof. Seen it loads of times but my brother hadn't.There was much cheering,laughing and tapping of feet at his place Sunday night. Now we need to watch Planet Terror again biggrin
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/14 04:27 PM

The Blue Max.

I've seen it a bunch of times but I watch it every couple of years or so.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/14 04:54 PM

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Much better than I expected, liked it quite a bit.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/14 04:55 PM

Gary Oldman is so good in every role he plays.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/14 09:59 PM

watched with my GF 2 movies off Netflix I'd never seen in the theater's.

Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo & Keira Knightly which was better than I expected

and then Stuck in Love with Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connolly who's still smoking hot and the daughter from Blind Side.

good movie
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/14 10:07 PM

Stonehearst Asylum. Kate Beckinsale,yum. Unexpected ending,but then again I rarely see it coming biggrin An enjoyable film.

I really must stop using Rotten Tomatoes to gauge a film before deciding to watch it.

What do you guys use to review a film before deciding to watch it? Panzer?
Posted By: Cold_Flying

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/09/14 10:34 PM

Finally watched Edge of Tomorrow. Good, but the ending was meh, but it was fun seeing Tom Cruise playing a weasel, and he did it really well.

Also watching Samara in 1080p. Holy crap is it gorgeous! The Blu-ray review site lists it as the reference film to see how good a TV you have. My TV isn't anything special, but the film is still beautiful.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770802/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/10/14 02:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky


What do you guys use to review a film before deciding to watch it? Panzer?


I usually don't let reviews influence my decision making when it comes to films but I always find the comments on films by fellow SimHQ members to be interesting. With the Rottentomatoes website, I find it interesting how the user review score and the critic review score are almost never in agreement. It's as if film critics by their very nature are much more discerning than the average viewer.
Posted By: David Kennard

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/10/14 02:37 AM

this past week I watched The Bourne Legacy and I enjoyed it
and also a movie I knew I would watch eventually and enjoy but for some reason only this past month got around to it . . . the first Pirates of the Caribbean
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/10/14 02:43 AM

The Bourne Legacy was good but not on par with the original trilogy imho. Jeremy Renner is a good actor but he just wasn't as compelling as Matt Damon.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/10/14 10:55 AM

@ Panzer,yes I did notice that about RT. I must admit that I have picked quite a few films to watch based on the critic's scores and never made it through the films in question.

I've lost count however of the number of films that have been recommended on here that I have thoroughly enjoyed.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/10/14 02:36 PM

Originally Posted By: David Kennard
this past week I watched The Bourne Legacy and I enjoyed it
and also a movie I knew I would watch eventually and enjoy but for some reason only this past month got around to it . . . the first Pirates of the Caribbean


I was stunned how good it was when I saw it on release all those years ago. I was imagining it would be MAYBE worth the time I spent watching it. Instead, I bought the DVD and even the BD years later because it just worked so well. The second film I think was better in some areas. The next two weren't as good, but are worthy to see anyway because you now know the characters.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/10/14 02:45 PM

The Pirates franchise definitely started getting long in the tooth for me with the third film.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/21/14 09:17 AM

Exodus: Gods and Kings - wow, Ridley really botched the Exodus story...
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/21/14 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Exodus: Gods and Kings - wow, Ridley really botched the Exodus story...



Isn't that the trend now with Hollywood? Rewriting Biblical stories in order to support some 21st century progressive dogma. It's no coincidence that Noah and Exodus came out the same year.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/21/14 03:07 PM

Horrible Bosses (2011). Man,that was funny.I didn't recognise Jennifer Aniston at all. I see there is a sequel,is that worth watching?

Mean Girls (2004). I'll admit I wouldn't know Lindsay Lohan if she came up and bit me on the leg (is that a good or a bad thing?) but she looked quite hot in 2004. I had a quick look through her list of films and this would be the only one I've seen. I found this a very funny film also.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/21/14 03:13 PM

Lindsey Lohan fell off the rails for a while but it seems like She has her life in order again. And no, she doesn't look as good as she did in 2004.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/21/14 03:42 PM

Watched "Forest Gump" Last night for probably the 100th time. Need to watch it every couple
years. It must be one the best movies ever made. Never tire of it. thumbsup
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/22/14 01:41 PM

Watched the other women last night w/my GF. Lesley Mann is a riot, I loved her in So this is 40 as well.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/22/14 01:56 PM

I started re-watching my Star Trek: TOS bluray discs last night so I watched "The Man Trap" which was not the first episode that was produced but it was the first to be aired.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/27/14 02:31 PM

No Country For Old Men http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477348/

It wasn't difficult to see how this scooped so many positive reviews. Javier Bardem was superb as the hit-man and his character made my skin crawl.I certainly didn't expect the film to develop the way it did. Top notch entertainment yep
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/27/14 04:37 PM

I watched "Yojimbo" by Akira Kurosawa. It's quite easy to see why and how this film inspired so many remakes.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/27/14 10:09 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I started re-watching my Star Trek: TOS bluray discs last night so I watched "The Man Trap" which was not the first episode that was produced but it was the first to be aired.


I just finished rewatching season 1. I have them on DVD though.
Posted By: tony draper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/27/14 10:13 PM

A bit of culture ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf6fxz1mI6g
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/28/14 02:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I started re-watching my Star Trek: TOS bluray discs last night so I watched "The Man Trap" which was not the first episode that was produced but it was the first to be aired.


I just finished rewatching season 1. I have them on DVD though.


Which episodes are your favorite from season 1? My top 5 are,

1. Space Seed
2. City on the Edge of Forever
3. Balance of Terror
4. The Squire of Gothos
5. Where No Man Has Gone Before
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/28/14 03:41 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I started re-watching my Star Trek: TOS bluray discs last night so I watched "The Man Trap" which was not the first episode that was produced but it was the first to be aired.


I just finished rewatching season 1. I have them on DVD though.


Which episodes are your favorite from season 1? My top 5 are,

1. Space Seed
2. City on the Edge of Forever
3. Balance of Terror
4. The Squire of Gothos
5. Where No Man Has Gone Before


pretty close to the same

1. Space Seed
2. City on the Edge of Forever
3. Balance of Terror
4. Menagerie
5. Where No Man Has Gone Before
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/28/14 06:53 AM

Neighbors

Oh gawd. I knew it would be bad. I wasn't expecting much from it but figured it would at least be a guilty pleasure sort of flick. I certainly didn't think it would be as bad as it was.
Posted By: Falstar

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/28/14 07:10 AM

"The Interview"

Can't let the terrorist win. biggrin
It's everything I thought it would be. There actually are funny parts. Keep wondering how it's going to turn out.

The guy that played Kim Jong-un was actually pretty good. Not like I expected. Likeable and funny.

Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 12/29/14 02:37 PM

Saw WILD with Reese Witherspoon since American Sniper wasn't widely released on Christmas Day. Wasn't a bad film, get to see her naked thumbsup
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/04/15 05:04 AM

Watched Shutter Island.

Decent psychological thriller. The payoff was a let down. If they had played it better, it could have been a great film.
Posted By: Warbirds

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/06/15 04:28 PM

I am Groot smile
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/07/15 01:10 PM

We are Groot. wink



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/07/15 01:19 PM

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Overall an enjoyable film and a fitting end to the trilogy.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/07/15 03:11 PM

Watched The Equalizer with Denzel last night, great flick. Little over the top sure, but loved it.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/07/15 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun
Watched The Equalizer with Denzel last night, great flick. Little over the top sure, but loved it.


Over the top for sure but somehow Denzel made the film work.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/08/15 08:38 AM

American Sniper!

I hope Clint wins another Best Picture and Best Director Oscars.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/08/15 02:18 PM

I can't wait for this to come out, was so pissed it didn't release on Christmas.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/11/15 10:37 PM

Gunless (2011) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1376195/

I thought this was very good,a Canadian western comedy eh?

I thought that I didn't recognise any of the actors but there was something about Paul Gross that made me think I'd seen him in something. Due South! Of course.
Posted By: komemiute

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/11/15 11:10 PM

Battle L.A. and A million ways to die in the west.

Liked them both deeply for very different reasons.

Click to reveal..
If only in Battle L.A. they didn't end up with that stoopid macho refit and go at it again- We know they are badasses but let them catch some Z, FFS! PLus it totally echoes the ending of Black Hawk down but twisted it wrong- But liked the visuals and camera work A LOT!
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/12/15 05:18 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Top Gun
Watched The Equalizer with Denzel last night, great flick. Little over the top sure, but loved it.


Over the top for sure but somehow Denzel made the film work.



My friend does extra work and was in a scene with Denzel. He's sitting on a bench in Salsbury Beach, MA. and when he gets up he accidently bumps into my friend and says excuse me. My friend and I went to go see The Equalizer on the first day figuring they won't cut that part out because they spent so much money rebuilding the old (now demolished) amusement park for the movie. The only shot they sued was a quick non-sequitur shot of the Ferris Wheel and the final shot of the movie when Washington stares out at sunrise.

My friend was crushed.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/12/15 05:31 AM

Lol. I can imagine the disappointment of your friend knight.


As for me, I'm currently rewatching my bluray discs for Star Trek: TOS. Tonight I watched "Mudd's Women".
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/12/15 06:59 AM

Unbroken (2014)

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen wrote the screenplay and Angelina Jolie directed this?

What happened?

Did all 3 of them had an off day while making this film?

I expected much much more from the 3 of them.

This was more like a Lifetime movie of the week or something like that....

UGH!

2/5
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/12/15 08:57 PM

Plan 9 From Outer Space!

Luckily it was the RiffTrax Live version,with Kevin Murphy,Bill Corbett and Michael Nelson offering the commentary.Probably the only way I could ever see the film through to the end.

It was quite hilarious,the movie in itself,but doubly so with the commentary smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/12/15 09:01 PM

Yeah, those Rifftrax commentaries are great. I've bought a few of them like the Rifftrax for "Alien", "Predator" and "The Fifth Element".
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/12/15 09:10 PM

The Fifth Element? That film doesn't deserve that surely?

*I'm just looking through the list of movies they have done,some of them could be hilarious*

I feel the Phantom Menace could be next on my list.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/13/15 05:49 AM

Big Hero 6 (2014)

I will add this over-rated over-hyped animated film to the list of other recent animated films that I didn't like which include Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, Monsters University and The Lego movie.

Noticed how Big Hero 6 and most of the films I listed were Walt Disney Animation Studios production?

Walt Disney = over-rated over-hyped emptying your wallet money grabbing junk!

Maybe there is a pattern of failure building at Disney?
Posted By: DaBBQ

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/13/15 09:43 AM

Kagemusha, found it streaming on Netflix and reminded me what really made movies back then.
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/13/15 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
I will add this over-rated over-hyped animated film to the list of other recent animated films that I didn't like which include Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, Monsters University and The Lego movie.
[...]
Maybe there is a pattern of failure building at Disney?

Umm, I gather Frozen is making them warehouses full of money
from its target demographic, which is not you. You aren't expected
to like it. It's aimed at little girls.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/13/15 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: DaBBQ
Kagemusha, found it streaming on Netflix and reminded me what really made movies back then.
I have the Criterion DVD and it's one of my all time favorite Kurosawa films. There's a profound melancholy throughout the entire film.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/13/15 01:23 PM

Monsters U was Pixar and the Lego Movie wasn't Disney at all. That said, while MU wasn't as good as I hoped, the Lego Movie, Wreck it Ralph, and Frozen were far better. Tangled was about what I expected.

Maybe you should stop watching animated films?



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/13/15 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Maybe you should stop watching animated films?



The Jedi Master
That's what I was thinking! smile

It would be like someone saying they like war films but they hate "Patton", "The Blue Max", "Tora, Tora, Tora" and "Saving Private Ryan".
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/13/15 01:56 PM

Well, I'd say it's more like saying they like them but then they saw Pearl Harbor and Fury and Flyboys and Capt Corelli's Mandolin...in that case, stop watching NEW war films.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/13/15 06:43 PM

the horse whisperer.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/15 05:39 AM

Unbroken.

I enjoyed it. There were a few slightly over dramatic parts, but on the whole I think Jolie did a credible job as a director. The acting was pretty decent - certainly no real weak links. If you aren't up to paying full price for a movie ticket it is worth a rental when it comes to Netflix/DVD.
Posted By: Gunnyhighway

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/16/15 04:00 PM

I saw a while ago a German/Danish/Swedish co-production TV-Show called "Bron|Broen", and I really enjoyed it.

When I realized that FX created an adaptation of that TV-Show for the US market called "The Bridge", I saw it too.

Despite some shortcuts and liberties taken in relation to the original story, it remained a first season that I enjoyed looking at.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/18/15 12:54 PM

Did you watch the 2nd season of Bron/Broen?

I passed on The Bridge.

I don't care for Hollywood copycat shows.

I just discover a show called Danger 5.

Now if I can find episodes of the first season from 2011 and 2012.

This is funny!
Posted By: Plainsman

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/18/15 01:05 PM

"Selma" was the last movie. Two things in particular were excellent: the relationship between President Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the visibility of white Americans participating in the non-violent marches and protests, arm-in-arm with their fellow black Americans, being beaten and even murdered by the white segregationists. Some people are ignorant about the role of ordinary progressive white American citizens in the civil rights movement of the Sixties.

I also thought the actor that played Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama made him seem more evil than he probably was in real life. George Wallace was an opportunist. Deep down, he didn't hold the senseless hatred for black Americans that so many in the South did, but he know the environment he was in and he wanted power. So he became an actor, almost a caricature of the Southern White segregationist. He confessed as much before he died.
Posted By: Cali

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/19/15 10:36 AM

American Sniper....excellent movie!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/19/15 12:06 PM

American Sniper. Did we all see the same movie? I struggled to see it through,sorry.

John Wick http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/john_wick/ Really enjoyable,if a little predictable.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/19/15 12:34 PM

"Mudd's Women" from the first season of ST:TOS. Roger Carmel was indeed very good as Harvey Mudd.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/19/15 01:33 PM

We watched Third Person, I figured with all these big names it would have to be good, but I should have known since I never saw a trailer about it.

Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger & James Franco.

about 3 couples relationships in NYC, France and Rome... So confusing and just stupid.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/19/15 02:10 PM

The Sentinel (2006)

This could had been a Jack Bauer "24" movie!!

I had 3 problems with the casting:

Michael Douglas is too old to be a Secret Service agent assigned to the Presidential Protective Division.

He was 61 when this movie was made.

If he entered the Secret Service when he was younger, he would have already been put on desk duty and not still guarding the President.

Eva Longoria is too short to be a Secret Service field agent especially one assigned to the Presidential Protective Division.

She is only 5 feet 2 inches.

David Rasche aka Sledge Hammer played the President and every time he appears on screen, I just couldn't see him as the President.

2.5/5
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/20/15 02:41 PM

I am watching The Hill, 1965 with Sean Connery.

I am only 20 minutes in and I must say that this is a very difficult movie to watch!
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 08:03 AM

Ah,yes, Harry Andrews being a psychopathic bully.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 12:19 PM

The oldest film I've seen with Connery is "The Longest Day" which came out in 1960.
Posted By: Old Dux

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 12:28 PM

The Eichmann Show, last night on BBC2.

Hard hitting docu-drama about the production team which set up and televised the 'trial of the century'. Recommended.
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 12:31 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
The oldest film I've seen with Connery is "The Longest Day" which came out in 1960.

For me it is Hell Drivers from 1957 and it is still not his first film or TV role
Well worth seeing if you get the chance, a lot of aspiring actors in this that make it big in the film industry.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051713/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_84
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 12:42 PM

I watched Connery's The Offence -1972- a month ago.

Another difficult film to watch.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Alicatt
For me it is Hell Drivers from 1957 and it is still not his first film or TV role
Well worth seeing if you get the chance, a lot of aspiring actors in this that make it big in the film industry.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051713/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_84


I noticed Patrick McGoohan was in the film. I had no idea who he was until I saw "Braveheart" in the theatre. Excellent actor.
Posted By: Old Dux

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 01:15 PM

In Britain, we probably best remember McGoohan in the cult sixties TV series as Number 6 in The Prisoner.

Depends on how old one is...

He has also been 'sent down' several times by Columbo. wink
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Old Dux
In Britain, we probably best remember McGoohan in the cult sixties TV series as Number 6 in The Prisoner.

Depends on how old one is...

He has also been 'sent down' several times by Columbo. wink
Or Danger Man depends on one's age biggrin
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 09:49 PM

Finally got around to watching Firefly the series,or at least to start watching it. I've seen the film many times and really enjoyed it,I guess as I work through the series I may come to understand the film better?

I'm watching the series in the intended order,not as it was broadcast by some networks.

From what I've seen so far it's a shame it got pulled.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/21/15 11:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
I guess as I work through the series I may come to understand the film better?


Knowing the tv episodes helps a LOT in appreciating the film. I actually watched the film before I saw the tv episodes and I felt a bit lost.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/15 01:16 PM

Watched Lucy last night with Scarlet Johansson and Morgan Freeman.

Started off good, but got way to out there from the middle on. I wouldn't bother... rolleyes
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/15 01:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Finally got around to watching Firefly the series,or at least to start watching it. I've seen the film many times and really enjoyed it,I guess as I work through the series I may come to understand the film better?

I'm watching the series in the intended order,not as it was broadcast by some networks.

From what I've seen so far it's a shame it got pulled.


Watching it as it aired, it lost me at first. I watched the first 2-4, I forget how many, and stopped for almost a month. It wasn't catching me. Then I picked it up again and finally it started to click, but by then it was too late. The same thing apparently happened with far too many other viewers, losing interest after a few eps. Ratings dropped, it got cancelled. frown

Oddly, when I watched it again later, first on the SF channel and then on DVD, it instantly hooked me. It was a lot like DS9 in that respect, actually, where the first time I saw it I felt the first season struggled but later seasons found their groove...until I rewatched the first season and realized if you already know the characters it's a lot better, but the character development took quite a while to really establish them for you.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/15 01:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master

where the first time I saw it I felt the first season struggled but later seasons found their groove...
The Jedi Master


I have this feeling with lots of shows. The first seasons for both Babylon 5 and X-Files were very weak compared to later seasons imho but once I knew the shows and the characters those first seasons came across much better.
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/15 02:34 PM

Firefly, I seen the first episode and quite enjoyed it, but the next week I had a change in life and to what I was doing, with no recorder to tape it I never seen any of the rest of the episodes as it was broadcast. Much later I came across a double pack in the video shop with DOOM on one side and Serenity on the other so I got that and enjoyed Serenity, from there hunted down the Firefly box set to see what I had missed and got them on bluray, oh what could have been, at least Serenity cleared up some of the back story.

B5 I got into straight away and it was always a topic of conversation around the water cooler at work, esp. as one of the guys at work was recreating the B5 models with his Commodore Amiga.
X-Files I dipped in and out of as the mood took me but it was not an absolute must see, I did enjoy it when I saw it.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/15 02:45 PM

Due to B5's syndication issues during original airings, I didn't see all of them. In fact, I only saw the first 2-3 seasons completely. I know I never saw all of S4 or any of S5 until the SF channel aired them in 1998.
I put all of them on VHS until the DVDs came out over 10 years ago.
I'm rewatching S3 right now, just past the split with Earth and Garibaldi's fight with the post office. smile



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/15 07:57 PM

I bought the full collection of DVDs of B5 and it's spin offs in an Amazon sale a good few years ago, also in the same sale was Stargate SG1 so that in is the collection too, still to see the spin offs of that series, caught a few of SG Atlantis when I was back in the UK and have never seen any of the SG Universe series, I don't think it was ever broadcast here.
Currently I'm on series 10 of SG1 for the third time smile
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/22/15 08:29 PM

JMS had very bad luck with the two spinoffs from B5. Crusade was cancelled before it was even aired and Legend of the Rangers was inexplicably aired up against football by the SciFi Channel so it got low ratings.
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/23/15 09:33 AM

While I love SciFi and Battlestar Galactica should be just right for me, there is something about the new series that just makes me cringe and feel uncomfortable watching it, I have tried a few times but can never get past a couple of episodes. I think it has something to do with the woman in red in it, the whole concept of it makes me very uncomfortable, so much so I cannot bare to watch it.
frown
There was a battlestar galactica film on tv here over xmas time and I watched that without too much trouble, but not knowing the backstory leading up to it a lot was lost on me, it looked like it was the final episode of the whole series.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/26/15 06:50 PM

I was watching Attack Of The Clones last night.

At the part where Anakin returns from finding his mother and he is saying he wants to become an all powerful Jedi so he can save people from dying.

OMG.

Hayden Christensen's voice and acting in this crucial part of Anakin Skywalker's character development is just awful!

Whose idea was to cast him in such a pivotal role?

From IMDB Trivia:

Actors auditioning for the part of Anakin included Ryan Phillippe, Paul Walker, Colin Hanks and Jonathan Brandis. In the end Hayden Christensen got the part, primarily because he and Natalie Portman "looked good together".

Ryan Phillippe would had been as awful as Christensen, maybe even worse.

I am not familiar with Jonathan Brandis' work.

Colin Hanks would had been too much of a pretty boy.

I think Paul Walker would had been so much better than Christensen.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/26/15 09:44 PM

Before he committed suicide (not long after this IIRC), he was best known to genre fans for his role on SeaQuest DSV, the near-future submarine SF series starring first Roy Scheider and then later Michael Ironside.

The problem is Lucas WANTED it that way. He could've acted differently, look at him in Jumper. A worse film than Ep II, but not because of him. His acting is far more normal. Unfortunately, that film killed his career.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/26/15 10:18 PM

"Shattered Glass" is an excellent film that really shows Christensen's acting ability. Jedi is correct. Hayden's wooden acting in the two prequels was by Lucas's design.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/27/15 02:27 AM

I didn't know Brandis committed suicide.

That is sad.

Lucas wanted Christensen's acting to be wooden?

Lucas is an idiot!

After all, he put NOOOO into Return of the Jedi and ruined a classic scene!
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/27/15 08:07 AM

I've been watching Twelve Monkeys. It's enjoyable but I don't find it to be "must see TV." I think it's because I don't really care for the actor, Aaron Stanford, who plays Cole.


Just watched Peter Jackson's documentary about the West Memphis Three, where three teens were falsely accused and convicted of killing three eight year old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/27/15 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
I didn't know Brandis committed suicide.

That is sad.

Lucas wanted Christensen's acting to be wooden?

Lucas is an idiot!

After all, he put NOOOO into Return of the Jedi and ruined a classic scene!


If you watch those old 30's serials, the acting was indeed wooden. The actors had NO idea what the SF stuff they were saying meant. I often think their use of overwrought phrases like "space radio" and such were so the actors at least had SOME idea what they were supposed to be talking about. Star Trek-type technobabble was decades away, and even there I see numerous ST interviews with cast members talking about struggling with dialogue they didn't understand.
Beyond that, the "good" actors were in films. The serials were the TV shows of their day, and just as for decades TV stars have longed to break out to films, so were the serials the mainstay of the less talented.

Since Lucas has always insisted that Star Wars is a modern day SF serial just consolidated into 2 hour blocks instead of 10 min snippets, he made sure that acting, costumes, weapons, all of it, was as close to a 30's aesthetic as he could manage.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/15 07:14 AM

This reminds me of a long standing puzzle I have: when I
first saw the original Star Wars, I almost had deja vu
at the ending scene with the ceremony on the platform.
It was an almost exact copy of a scene I had watched on
TV as a kid in the fifties, from an old B-movie swashbuckler,
a fast paced romp with rapier wielding heroes saving the
day at the last moment. I had a suspicion at the time
that if I could track down the original, I might find
a fair amount of SW had been cribbed from it, rather like
watching Gunga Din and then seeing Sergeants Three.
I do remember that the old movie had much impressed
the neighbourhood kids (who all tended to watch the
same dinner hour old movies, there were only four
stations to choose from then, after all), and led to
a lot of wooden sticks as rapiers activity the next
week, which of course was all in good fun until everyone
lost an eye. I thought I remembered the name of the
flick as being noted as "With Rapiers Flashing" on
the TV schedule at the time, which seems a highly
unlikely title, and in the internet era I spent quite
a while with search engines and IMDB to see if I
could find any hint of what it could have been, but
got nowhere. I would guess the original would have
dated from 1933 to 1953, but I rather think that
dozens of such films were cranked out per year in
those years, and only the most notable ones are now
still documented, so perhaps it is out of reach.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/15 01:37 PM

Lucas ripped scenes out of dozens of films quite deliberately, because he liked how they looked. The example I can most quickly remember is the Gungans coming out of the mist in Ep I before the big battle with the droids. There's an almost identical shot of Japanese warriors coming out of the mist in a Kurosawa film I believe. The similarity goes so far as having some on foot, some mounted, and the mounted ones had things that looked like giant feathers in a fan behind the rider.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/15 05:25 PM

You are correct, Jedi.

Lucas ripped off from several Akira Kurosawa's film mainly The Hidden Fortress and Dersu Uzala.

I just did a google search for it and I found this wiki page, some of the stuff there even I didn't know:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_sources_and_analogues
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/28/15 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: PV1
I thought I remembered the name of the
flick as being noted as "With Rapiers Flashing" on
the TV schedule at the time, which seems a highly
unlikely title,
There is a French kids series called in English "The Flashing Blade" with an original title of "Le Chevalier Tempête" which was broadcast in 1967 as part of the Banana Splits show
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flashing_Blade
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167561/

I was glued to the TV when it was first on and got the DVD a few years ago so I could see the last episode which I never seen due to problems with the BBC broadcast.
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/29/15 06:15 AM

Alas, the one I'm thinking of I viewed about half
a decade before that one was made, and it was old
then.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/29/15 11:46 PM

I watched the animated dreamworks movie Megamind last night. It was enjoyable for a children's movie. I'd say just above average as far as animated films go.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 01/31/15 08:34 PM

Fury. Was good for a rental, but I can imagine some of the battle scenes would have looked better on the big screen.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/02/15 02:39 PM

Expendables 3.

Meh.

Only good bits were the blatant references to the actors' past film, like Arnold's "Get to the choppa!"




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/02/15 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Vertigo1
I watched the animated dreamworks movie Megamind last night. It was enjoyable for a children's movie. I'd say just above average as far as animated films go.


good movie, had my GF watch it. She has no kids and has missed out on so many good animated movies.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/02/15 02:54 PM

GF picked up The Good Lie with Reese Witherspoon, really good movie. Much better than The Wild.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2652092/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/15 03:40 PM

Dumb and Dumber To http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096672/

Not the train-wreck I thought it would be.In fact I lol'd quite frequently.Trying to find the diamonds had me cringing and laughing in equal amounts.'Did you hide them in this turkey?' hahaha

I loved the original but never saw the prequel and never will.



Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/15 07:27 PM

"The Bone Collector" starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. It's a pretty taut and compelling crime mystery.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/15 09:49 PM

Wow, I saw that in the theater a long time ago. I liked it well enough, nowadays it would be something I'd get from Netflix.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/04/15 09:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Wow, I saw that in the theater a long time ago. I liked it well enough, nowadays it would be something I'd get from Netflix.



The Jedi Master
Royal Caribbean shows some really old movies on the cabin TV's! I'm sure they show them because the licensing is cheap.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/05/15 12:53 AM

IFC, Independent Film Channel, is playing The Bone Collector as I type this. They play uncut movies, albeit with commercials.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/15 03:33 AM

Don't bother with that movie Ouija. I have been watching it for almost 5 days now and I just can't watch more than 3-5 min of it each time. It just won't hold my attention. Horribly written and over-hyped, just like Oculus was! UGH! Ok! Gonna go watch the next 3-5 min of it and in another 3 weeks I may finally see the end of it.
Posted By: carrick58

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/15 03:42 AM

reading

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM The last film in a theater was Fury. On TV was Black Sails and Return to Me.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/15 04:05 AM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
Don't bother with that movie Ouija. I have been watching it for almost 5 days now and I just can't watch more than 3-5 min of it each time.
Isn't that the horror movie with teenage actors and geared for a "young adult" audience? That may explain your distaste!
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/15 04:05 AM

Has anyone caught The Imitation Game ? Was wondering if its worth a trip to the theater.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/15 04:43 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: CG2015
Don't bother with that movie Ouija. I have been watching it for almost 5 days now and I just can't watch more than 3-5 min of it each time.
Isn't that the horror movie with teenage actors and geared for a "young adult" audience? That may explain your distaste!


It's rated PG-13.

I never put too much faith in a horror movie rated PG-13 and PG.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/10/15 01:17 PM

Poltergeist managed it, but it's a rare gem.

I watched B5's War Without End pts 1 and 2. That was some great TV right there.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/12/15 12:36 AM

I finally finished Ouija.

I just read on the internet that the entire 2nd 50% of the movie was reshot.

Here's a French Trailer for it and I can tell you 1/2 of the scenes in that trailer were not in the movie I watched.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjR3YoIkYGM

WTH?

Maybe there will be an alternate version on DVD with the original scenes put back into it?
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/17/15 08:51 AM

I was watching Gone Girl.

It was interesting until (and if you have already seen it you know what I am talking about) the revelation about half way into the movie and I said okay, I am done with this movie.

There is no way and no how because of all the plot holes so far!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/17/15 11:28 AM

I watched the episode titled "Miri" from the first season of ST:TOS.

I was shocked to find out that the actress who played Miri was 18 when the episode was shot. She looked liked she was 12-13.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/17/15 01:47 PM

Yes, as opposed to those 50s films where you had "teens" played by actors getting ready for their first prostate exams and their parents were ready to enter nursing homes.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 12:56 PM

Redirected (2014) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2275946/

If you enjoyed Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels then this may be for you.

NSFW trailer...

Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 01:03 PM

Bambi, for my girls.

It was far more stylized than I remembered, and also had a pretty simple story, more so than even Dumbo. Definitely see the themes later fleshed out for Lion King, though.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 02:14 PM

saw 50 Shades of Grey with my GF on Fri, man women can be bigger perves then men!

Wasn't great, but I've seen far worse movies with well know actors.

Main female character is Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith's daughter, Dakota Johnson. Not a bad body to look at..

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424848/?ref_=tt_cl_t1 thumbsup
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 02:35 PM

You have my condolences Top Gun.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 03:28 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
You have my condolences Top Gun.


Like I said, I've seen far worse movies with her... Some her choices, some mine.

We watched this movie a few weeks ago, it was terrible and impossible to keep up with. Even seeing Olivia Wilde naked didn't help. Huge cast like this I expected far better...

Third Person
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2343793/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_17

Liam Neeson
Maria Bello
Mila Kunis
Kim Basinger
Adrien Brody
Olivia Wilde
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun

Third Person
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2343793/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_17

Liam Neeson
Maria Bello
Mila Kunis
Kim Basinger
Adrien Brody
Olivia Wilde


I've never even heard of that movie and I usually stay on top of what's happening at the box office.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 03:35 PM

"Better Call Saul", AMC spin-off of Breaking Bad.
Was rather disappointed with it so far. Sleezy
lawyers are a dime a dozen.
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 05:32 PM

I have been watching Andy Griffith, Hogan's Heroes, and Star Trek next gen. it is like traveling back in time!
Posted By: BlueHeron

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 05:39 PM

Finally finished the first season of Boardwalk Empire. It started off slow but got pretty good by the end. Think I'll keep on with the second season.

Also season 4 of Archer. Couldn't... stop.... laughing!
Posted By: Peally

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 05:40 PM

Originally Posted By: coasty
I have been watching Andy Griffith, Hogan's Heroes, and Star Trek next gen. it is like traveling back in time!


Same here, plus TOS and Batman. Thank God for MeTV showing all those old shows, or it'd be 100% Netflix and DVDs for me.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 05:45 PM

I'm currently watching the first season of Star Trek: TOS

The show has held up darn well after almost 50 years!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 07:06 PM

How many more times are you going to watch TOS before you watch TNG?



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 07:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
How many more times are you going to watch TOS before you watch TNG?



The Jedi Master
TNG season 2 is next after I finish season 1 of TOS. smile
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 07:32 PM

I'm sorry to say S2 is overall lesser than S1, although it has some gems that are individually better than any S1 eps, but you need to pass through it to get to the real good stuff in the later years.

I really want to buy the BD sets, but they're so pricey, there's 7 of them, and the space they need...



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I really want to buy the BD sets, but they're so pricey, there's 7 of them, and the space they need...



The Jedi Master
I just checked on Amazon and the first season is 36 bucks but all of the other seasons are in the $50's range. WTF?
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 08:29 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Top Gun

Third Person
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2343793/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_17

Liam Neeson
Maria Bello
Mila Kunis
Kim Basinger
Adrien Brody
Olivia Wilde


I've never even heard of that movie and I usually stay on top of what's happening at the box office.


neither one of us saw a trailer in the movie theater for this and I go to a ton of movies. We saw it on a disk trailer so we're wondering if it was an independent movie? Found some others that weren't bad though.

Good People, with James Franco and Kate Hudson
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1361318/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_23
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 10:28 PM

I also like Haven, Sanctuary, and Eureka, but they are all off the air right now.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 10:45 PM

Originally Posted By: coasty
I also like Haven, Sanctuary, and Eureka, but they are all off the air right now.


Do you have Cable ? can watch all those shows on demand from Comcast. Most cable outfits do this.
Posted By: coasty

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/19/15 10:51 PM

will have to check. all the premium channels have on demand, but those were on syfy on Charter cable. They list so many it can be hard to find what you want before you get sucked into something else.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/20/15 01:46 PM

Only Haven is still active, the other two have ended their runs. The final episodes of Haven will air this year and then it's done too.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/20/15 03:21 PM

Blacklist. It's getting hard to keep the same level of writing and story as in the beginning. I still like it, but sometimes they just seem to drop the ball.

I've been watching Game of Thrones. Currently I'm on season three. Dinklage really does a fine job with many instances of subtle acting that show how good he really is. I can't wait until Joffrey gets his come-uppence.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/21/15 08:48 AM

Gone Girl
 
YIKES!
 
Talk about crazy psycho B!
 
Rosamund Pike was nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of a crazy woman/housewife and I think she will win too!
 
She made Alex Forrest (of Fatal Attraction for those of you who either do not remember that name or were not around in 1987) looks like a convent nun!
 
6 out of 10 stars
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/21/15 05:17 PM

Rosemund Pike was indeed really great in that role.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/21/15 10:25 PM

She was great.

But the ending feels empty to me.

I feel like I ate an expensive 7 course meal and walked away hungry and unsatisfied.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/23/15 03:33 AM

Picked a random film: The Lovely Bones

A thoroughly depressing and occasionally weird film by Peter Jackson.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/23/15 03:39 AM

I didn't see "The Lovely Bones" but I was a bit surprised how it came and went with little fanfare.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/23/15 03:49 AM

Picked up "Mocking Jay" off Itunes the other day. Such a dark concept to this story
its hard to keep it all together. Have seen them all but such terrible world evolved
to entertain only the wealthy and sacrifice those who try to survive. This time it
takes even darker.

Pre-ordered "Intersteller" off Itunes, should be waiting for me on March 17th to watch.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/27/15 09:39 AM

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

Yikes! I want my 2 hours back!

Katniss was whiny and a cry baby in this!

A far cry from her strong female persona in the first 2 films.

Lawrence's acting was awful too but of course she didn't have much to work with in term of a script besides being whiny and crying.

By the time she cried for Peeta for the 4th time, we have stopped caring for her!

Yes Katniss, we know you are going through a dry spell and you want Peeta but come on, there are other guys around!

I can't believe she'd even agreed to that script - you'd think after 2 films and 100 of millions in box office receipts and Lawrence being the main star of the film, she would had somewhat control of the script.

Now we have to wait for a sequel which is totally unnecessary.

This could had been wrapped up in one 2 hours film instead of 2 hours of crying and pouting and pouting and crying and whining.

3 out of 10 stars.
Posted By: Tigerwulf

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/27/15 09:52 AM

Just watched the Fargo tv series on Netflix. Wow, what an awesome programme. Highly recommended. The characters, the acting, the story, the directing, the sound. All awesome smile
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/27/15 10:02 AM

Yes that was amazing!

I loved the way it tied in with the movie too with subtle visual references to it here and there!

I am ready for the next season with new characters and going back to Sioux Fall Iowa to look up the female deputy's father (who owns the little diner) old case.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/27/15 12:10 PM

I assume Martin Freeman and Billy Thornton will be in the second season?
Posted By: Tigerwulf

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/27/15 12:22 PM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
Yes that was amazing!

I loved the way it tied in with the movie too with subtle visual references to it here and there!

I am ready for the next season with new characters and going back to Sioux Fall Iowa to look up the female deputy's father (who owns the little diner) old case.


Yeah lots of hinting at what happened at sioux falls, really looking forward to it.

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I assume Martin Freeman and Billy Thornton will be in the second season?


Nope, different cast, story and time period. They've said that, if popular, each season will be a different cast and story/case.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/27/15 01:42 PM

Oh, so that's the "new model" for these series then.

At least Freeman and Cumberbatch will be back for S4 of Sherlock. I really wish the BBC would fork out more money so they could have more shows per season.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/27/15 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I really wish the BBC would fork out more money so they could have more shows per season.




The Jedi Master
I think for the producers of the show and for UK shows in general it's more about "quality not quantity" than about budgetary issues.
Posted By: Tigerwulf

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 02/27/15 02:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Oh, so that's the "new model" for these series then.

~snip~




The Jedi Master


Yup, I believe each season of True Detective is going to follow the same "model" also.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 05:22 AM

I watched the first 11 min of Night At The Museum Secret Of The Tomb.

I got to the part when they were giving the presentation at the dinner banquet and then the ancient Egyptian tablet started affecting Roosevelt and all the museum characters and everyone went berserk and panic ensued, etc etc

Just more of the same boring mayhem and recycled visual gags that were in the first 2 movies.

Not going to finish watching the rest.

Looking back at my IMDB rating for the first 2 films, I gave each one a 1 out of 10 so I doubt this one would be better if even that than the previous 2 films.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 10:59 AM

American Sniper.

A really outstanding film and Bradley Cooper was brilliant.

Sienna Miller is not a bad actress but her role could have been played just as well by a bunch of other actresses.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 11:41 AM

Star Trek - The Motion Picture followed by the 2009 Star Trek film.

Wasn't planning to watch them, caught them on TV as part of a Leonard Nimoy 'memorial'. The JJ Trek is quite frankly rubbish (though it has it's good moments) With the exception of Pine and Quinto as Kirk and Spock I thought the acting and dialogue was actually quite good (by Star Trek standards wink )

Shaky cam, lens flare and seizure lighting made the action scenes a pain to watch.

I'd never actually seen TMP in it's entirety before now, only the early scenes with the Enterprise refit.
Very underrated film, just settle back, relax and let the film play. Not exactly thrill a minute but a decent plot that builds up well. Some trippy 2001 style visuals near the end too. biggrin

Edit: Just looked it up, the same guy was responsible for 2001 and TMP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Trumbull
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 11:49 AM

ST: TMP was most certainly influenced by 2001 and I agree that it's very underrated. Most people who criticise the film do so because they feel the pacing is too slow and because there arent enough action scenes.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 11:56 AM

Yep, that's something you can't fault JJ for. His Star Trek jets along like an SR-71. Never a dull second.
Not very good for character development though, you're barely even given time to process what just happened before the next sequence.
I guess people like that though since it made nearly $400 million!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 12:03 PM

Both of the JJ Trek films made a crap load of money which is exactly what Paramount was hoping for after the box office disaster that was ST: Nemesis.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 12:08 PM

I couldn't make up my mind last night what to watch so picked an old favourite.

Quote:
Can't stop the signal Mal
notworthy
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 04:08 PM

Back when only a small number of people knew how brilliant Joss could be with SF, before the Marvel times, before The Avengers...

I watched Snowpiercer. Pretty good film once you get over the problem of deciding to believe the premise in the first place (an uber train). Accept it and the rest falls perfectly into place. Good cast, too.

Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/02/15 05:00 PM

Yeah +1 for Snowpiercer. I wasn't expecting much but was surprised.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/15 09:03 AM

Everly (2014)



What a rip off of Kill Bill, Colombiana, Lucy and other recent better quality action films featuring female heroines.

I guess Salma's career as a box office draw actress is fading and she needed a paycheck, any paycheck.

Even the constant shots of Salma's half covered humongous cleavage can't save this movie from its own banale stupidity and absurdity!

1 out of 10 stars.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/15 10:10 AM

Everly? Yeah,nice cleavage but I gave up the will to keep watching about 20 minutes in.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/15 10:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Everly? Yeah,nice cleavage but I gave up the will to keep watching about 20 minutes in.


I sat through the whole thing waiting for something better to happen (and no, I am not talking about expecting a nude scene) with the story and acting, etc etc and it never did.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/15 11:52 AM

Was that an independent film? I've never heard of it and I never saw any trailers for it in the theatre.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/15 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Was that an independent film? I've never heard of it and I never saw any trailers for it in the theatre.


Same here, until I came across it on the internet for download.

According to IMDB it had a screening at a film fest and then it was released to the internet:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1945084/releaseinfo
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/15 12:41 PM

I just looked at her credits on IMDB and she's mostly been doing foreign language and independent films lately.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/15 01:17 PM

When your career is based solely on your looks, it doesn't last forever.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/06/15 05:23 PM

Kingsman: the secret service

I went in expecting a decently sophisticated spy thriller, what I saw was a juvenile rip off of one. A better title would have been Kingsman junior high.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/09/15 02:58 AM

"The Corbomite Maneuver" from season 1 of ST: TOS. Even as a little kid, Clint Howard was butt ugly.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/09/15 12:31 PM

Drink enough tranya and he looks a lot better. wink



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/09/15 01:39 PM

The added CGI scenes showing Balok's mothership was great.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 12:38 PM

GF and I saw Whiplash over the weekend with JK Simmons who I believe won the Best Male actor Oscar. Miles Teller who was in the Footloose remake, Divergent and That Awkward Moment which was a riot.

Jazz isn't my cup of tea but this was pretty good movie, Paul Rudd was Teller's father, haven't seen him in years.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 12:45 PM

I saw Let's Be Cops. It was pretty funny and managed to avoid going over-the-top.

It was surprising watching Jarvis from Agent Carter as a scarred, tattooed Russian mobster. Absolutely no commonality with the other character. I'm thinking this guy could be another Gary Oldman.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 12:47 PM

I've never heard of Let's Be Cops or That Awkward Moment and the only reason I know about Whiplash is because I was forced to watch the Oscars. biggrin
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 01:11 PM

Paddington http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1109624/

I'll admit that even at the age of 55 I really enjoyed this.I used to watch it as a youngster and I remember my sister had a Paddington Bear 'teddy' that had the hat and coat and a pair of yellow Wellington boots.
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 01:28 PM

Octopussy...right now On Demand.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 01:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Stormtrooper
Octopussy...right now On Demand.
As a kid I really liked the Roger Moore era Bond films but now I find most of them to be rather silly and campy. Octopussy is one of the worst ones too! Near the end of the film when those girls in red leotards assault the villain's palace in India. That whole sequence was just laughable and cheesy.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 02:44 PM

Yeah but those girls were hot in those red leotards and when I saw that movie in 1983 and I was still in High School, that was the most titillation we could have back then.

Cable TV was expensive and out of reach of most homes. Same for VHS and Betamax. There was no internet.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 06:46 PM

Didn't you have 7-11s?? smile



The Jedi Master
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 07:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Didn't you have 7-11s?? smile

The Jedi Master


We had U-Totems but I didn't look old enough at 17 to even buy Playboy.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 07:15 PM

Buy? Buy?? You didn't need to buy them to stick one between the pages of a Life or Time and stand by the freezer looking. smile

It certainly lasted just as long as seeing something on TV without it being on VHS or in the theater live!



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 07:18 PM

I'm shocked that Playboy is still around. Talk about an outdated relic of the past.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 07:48 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I'm shocked that Playboy is still around. Talk about an outdated relic of the past.


I used to have a subscription, ex-wife got it for me after talking to her Dad who used to get it. For $1/each it was worth it, I still have some in the sleeves not opened because I just didn't like their articles anymore and their pics were blah. Find better on the intranets...
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Buy? Buy?? You didn't need to buy them to stick one between the pages of a Life or Time and stand by the freezer looking. smile



They were kept behind the cash register shelf along with Penthouse and the other publications which I won't mention by name including the one owned by Larry.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/13/15 11:48 PM

What We Do in the Shadows http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/

An interesting and funny take on the Vampire movie.

Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/14/15 11:07 PM

Watching this movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382298/




It's very sad how a great man who gave so much to so many so selflessly for so many years spent the remaining 11 years of his life in constant pain and suffering and being almost physically helpless.

I guess it is true that when we are all born on this earth, the only certain thing we all have to look forward to is death.







Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/15/15 11:36 PM

"The Menagerie" parts 1 and 2 from ST:TOS

It was very impressive how Roddenberry was able to tie in the events of "The Cage" with the current day events of ST:TOS.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/16/15 12:56 PM

Big Hero 6. Really good. Like Wreck It Ralph-good. Not Frozen good.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/16/15 01:03 PM

I hated Frozen!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/16/15 01:24 PM

*shrug* That doesn't mean it wasn't good for what it did.

Does the logic of "biggest Disney animated hit ever" = "horrible film" make sense to you? Or is it just that you didn't care for it? Do you like musicals or Broadway shows? If you don't, you would never like Frozen. It's a musical comedy with a great message.

Interestingly, the entire film changed when Let It Go was written. Originally Elsa was the big baddie of the film, and the climax was her assault on Arendelle with an army of snowmen. After they wrote that song, though, it switched from Elsa being evil to being misunderstood and rejected and hurt, and half the movie was rewritten.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/17/15 06:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Does the logic of "biggest Disney animated hit ever" = "horrible film" make sense to you?

Yes, perfectly, if it involves films made with an intended audience of
six year old girls with princess complexes. Not that this implies any
criticism of "Frozen", of which I know only of a couple of images of
typical Disney cartoon princess(es?) in some sort of nordic winter scenery,
and only because the name was attached, and wouldn't be able to identify
again without the name.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/17/15 06:30 AM

Only reason I watched Frozen is because I have grade school age daughters.

Here's what YouTube Honest Trailers Channel thinks of Frozen:



and of Disney's Princesses movies:



... and they are so correct too!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/17/15 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: PV1
Yes, perfectly, if it involves films made with an intended audience of
six year old girls with princess complexes. Not that this implies any
criticism of "Frozen", of which I know only of a couple of images of
typical Disney cartoon princess(es?) in some sort of nordic winter scenery,
and only because the name was attached, and wouldn't be able to identify
again without the name.


You're definitely not the target demographic for the film but I will also say that many parents did enjoy it. And CG2015 is definitely right that most adults wouldn't bother watching this film if they don't have kids.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/15 05:34 AM

Trying to watch Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

BUT

Christian Bale as Moses? The other white guy as an Egyptian Pharaoh?

Are there no actors in Hollywood that are ethnically and racially correct to play those roles?
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/15 05:07 PM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
Trying to watch Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

BUT

Christian Bale as Moses? The other white guy as an Egyptian Pharaoh?

Are there no actors in Hollywood that are ethnically and racially correct to play those roles?


There's an in-depth interview with Ridley Scott about this and the reason why the lead role went to Bale is because the investors of the film demanded that a well known A list actor be cast since the budget for the film was large. In other words, the investors wanted to make sure someone was cast in the lead role who was a big box office draw.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/15 05:08 PM

And what about Charlton Heston as Moses? I don't see anyone complaining about that casting decision.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/15 09:11 PM

Slaughterhouse-Five http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069280/

Wasn't quite sure what to expect.War story? Time travel? The Dresden bombing? Aliens?

I guess you have to watch it to appreciate what a good film it is.
Posted By: Para_Bellum

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/21/15 09:28 PM

Currently re-watching the Pacific miniseries to get into the mood for WitP:AE.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 01:19 AM

Forbidden Planet - 1956

Surprisingly good. If I was a kid in the 50s this would have been amazing to watch on the big screen. Although it might give off b-movie vibes it's definitely not. The sets and visuals are great, electric music fits well and the acting is pretty good, for the time at least. The plot was a bit hard to follow and I'm honestly not sure what it was all about but I did enjoy it.

2015 rating 6/10
1956 rating 8/10
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 01:28 AM

Forbidden Planet really stands out when you consider how full the 1950's was with crappy low budget Scifi B movies. The genre wasn't taken seriously back then.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 01:34 AM

Yep. I also found the costumes quite interesting. Wouldn't look out of place in Star Trek TNG, amazing how little our ideas of futuristic weapons and uniforms have changed.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 02:17 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
And what about Charlton Heston as Moses? I don't see anyone complaining about that casting decision.


I have never seen that movie so I can't comment on it.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 02:37 AM

The latest HALO movie, I want my money back.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 07:11 AM

Wild Card (2015)

Not your standard Jason Statham fare.

More drama than action.

People on IMDB were complaining about the lack of action in this film... hello? Not every Statham's film has to be over the top action packed like his Transporter movies!

3/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 04:39 PM

Speaking of Exodus: Gods & Kings, it's interesting to me how the only historical epic that was successful from Ridley Scott was Gladiator. All of the others like Kingdom of Heaven, 1492 and Robin Hood lost money.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Speaking of Exodus: Gods & Kings, it's interesting to me how the only historical epic that was successful from Ridley Scott was Gladiator. All of the others like Kingdom of Heaven, 1492 and Robin Hood lost money.


That easy to explain.

All the women (and men with questionable masculinity identities) rushed to the theater to see Russel shirtless.

I still think Gladiator should never had earned a Best Picture nomination.

Why did it win Best Picture of the year?

Same reason I just gave it above: all the women (and men with questionable masculinity identities - there are lot of them on the Academy voting - after all, it wouldn't be Hollywood and Los Angeles without them) on the Academy (and there are 6,000 members, they are they ones who vote on who and what is nominated and who and what wins) that voted for it.
Posted By: Raw Kryptonite

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/22/15 07:43 PM

The most recent tv shows my wife and I have adopted and really liked:
Last Man on Earth...really funny, no zombies, just everyone gone. Almost everyone. LOL It's full of all of these "what would you do" moments that are hilarious.
iZombie...shows promise in a Buffy kind of way.
Comedies Blackish and Fresh Off the Boat keep on bringing the laughs.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/23/15 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
Currently re-watching the Pacific miniseries to get into the mood for WitP:AE.



wasn't a huge fan of this series, no where near as good as BoB.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/23/15 01:59 PM

I don't think any follow up series from Hanks/Spielberg could have topped or even matched BoB.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/23/15 02:15 PM

that's very true, they set the bar so high! I just thought Pacific got too much into their "off time/love interests" and not enough war time.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 01:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun
Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
Currently re-watching the Pacific miniseries to get into the mood for WitP:AE.



wasn't a huge fan of this series, no where near as good as BoB.


+1


and.. speaking of Exodus: Gods and Kings, save yourself the trouble and just skip it and rewatch the Ten Commandments.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 01:53 AM

Caught The Red Army at the local "arthouse" theater. It was about the Soviet hockey program and mainly revolved around Slava Fetisov's experience through it all. Worth checking out, especially if you're a hockey fan.

Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 04:11 AM

Vice (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3480796/

Interesting premise. Poorly written. Poorly executed. By the number cliches filled predictable movie. Even Bruce Willis looked like just going through the motion in his scenes just to get a paycheck.

What is the deal with Bruce? He is always so good in the Die Hard movie but it seems outside of that franchise, he either has typecast minor roles or he picks crappy projects like this - as if he needs them for the money to eat!

2/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 10:43 AM

Did "Vice" even have a theatrical release? I never heard of it.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 02:29 PM

The November Man.
A solid if unremarkable spy thriller with Pierce Brosnan playing a jerk quite different from his Bond past.
Worth the 2 hours to watch, but not to pay to see.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
but not to pay to see.

The Jedi Master
Judging by its box office performance the vast majority of people agree with you!
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Did "Vice" even have a theatrical release? I never heard of it.


I don't think it did.

IMDB has a January 2015 release but no box office earning information.

I am glad I am finding some of these crappy movies on the net for free.

I may be out 2 hours of my time but I am not out $.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 05:30 PM

Why would Bruce Willis even bother starring in a movie that didn't even have a wide box office release? It just makes no sense to me. I can understand unknown starving actors doing these kinds of films but not someone as well known as Willis.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/24/15 06:11 PM

It's a job. He doesn't get that many anymore.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/25/15 06:30 AM

The usual thing is an actor gets offered a role,
and signs on. The contract can often leave him at
the mercy of the production company - there are
plenty of stories of actors having scripts changed
on them, or films edited into something completely
different, without their ability to have any input.
Usually, unless they have lots of clout, they can't
have any influence on the disposition of the final
product - to prevent release of something is pretty
much impossible. They try to select a good project
based on a good script, and a good group of people
doing the production. Then they do their job, go
home, and hope for the best.

Then the production studio makes decisions about how
to distribute the result. They may decide the film
is unmarketable, and write it off - there are stories
of multimillion dollar embarrassments languishing in
film vaults - or they release with anything from no
promotion, direct to DVD, to major theatre placement.

The actor can only choose what to do based on paycheque,
or artistic interest, but preferably with an eye to
what it can do for their professional stature.
Sometimes signing on to a riskier production can
result in a great performance, and things work out
great; and sometimes what looks like a good idea
crashes and burns.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/25/15 11:35 AM

Excellent post PV. That might explain certain oddities like Robert DeNiro starring in a Rocky & Bullwinkle live action film or Michael Caine starring in Jaws 4.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/25/15 02:39 PM

I'm going to go out an a limb and state that neither of those actors felt those films appealed to their artistic interest or that they would contribute to their professional stature at that stage of their careers.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/15 04:24 AM

Glad to see this old girl still has some legs left in her. smile

Been OD'ing on MeTV lately watching M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffth show, Star Trek, Gilligan's Island, etc. All the shows I grew up with. cool


Wheels
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/15 08:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I'm going to go out an a limb and state that neither of those actors felt those films appealed to their artistic interest or that they would contribute to their professional stature at that stage of their careers.

I dunno. I recall reading somewhere something about how
DeNiro felt at one point that always playing the heavy
dramatic parts, inhabiting those dark spaces, was getting
to be a drag, and he wanted to get considered for lighter
roles, so he ventured into areas he wasn't familiar with,
perhaps not choosing wisely, but with a definite intent.
He was by this time far past needing to consider the paycheque
in any significant way.

As to Caine, I've heard him described as one of those
guys with a need to work, not for the money, but just
to be working, like a deep working class work ethic.
He has one craft he has mastered, and he likes to be
out using it. As to his choices, I have no idea.
Perhaps he wasn't getting a lot of offers. I have
read of others with that attitude - I'm an actor, I act,
I don't really pay a lot of attention to what it is,
I do my part. Michael Rennie was noted for having that
attitude, as I recall.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/15 10:30 AM

It's good to see you again wheels. You don't post here as often as you used to.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/15 11:29 AM

Watched "Balance of Terror" last night. This is easily one of the top 10 episodes from ST:TOS. Mark Lenard was great and his performance really pulled off the difficult task of making the Romulan commander sympathetic even though he was the enemy.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/26/15 06:46 PM

I watched Foxcatcher Tues, it was so boring, I held on kept waiting for it to get better. I honestly don't get how it had 5 Oscar nominations. Yes Steve Carell's makeup was amazing because I had no clue it was him, but the movie was just slow and boring.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/27/15 01:30 PM

Robot Overlords http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2145829/

Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson (she's still hot) yep

Not sure how I managed to see it through to the end but I did.Probably suit the younger generation better.

Score (as an adult) 2/5 and that's being generous.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/27/15 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Robot Overlords http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2145829/

Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson (she's still hot) yep

Not sure how I managed to see it through to the end but I did.Probably suit the younger generation better.

Score (as an adult) 2/5 and that's being generous.




Never even heard of that movie. I don't think it had a theatrical release in the US.

That film must have been a "hey it's a paycheck" project for both Kingsley and Anderson.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/27/15 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky


Looking at the graphics of the poster on IMDB.

Who are all the idiots that gave it 4 stars?
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/27/15 01:48 PM

That's what I was thinking Panzer.It was a low budget movie,$21 million I think.Somehow they managed to shoe-horn a twin seat Spitfire into it.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/27/15 09:36 PM

Role Models

I found this comedy to be very mediocre.
Posted By: Weaponz248

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/27/15 09:38 PM

MXC.............
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/27/15 11:47 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
It's good to see you again wheels. You don't post here as often as you used to.

Been around from time to time but I haven't had much to contribute. Just about everyone has moved on to new gaming pursuits and most of the topics generated in CH involve subject matter I am not able to contribute to either.

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Watched "Balance of Terror" last night. This is easily one of the top 10 episodes from ST:TOS. Mark Lenard was great and his performance really pulled off the difficult task of making the Romulan commander sympathetic even though he was the enemy.

I agree, it was a great episode.
This episode was his first character on the series. Next he was Spock's father and then in the movies he ended up playing a Klingon. One of, if not the only actors to portray all three major Aliens in the Star Trek universe.

  • Balance of Terror - Romulan Commander
  • Journey to Babel, plus the Movies - Vulcan
  • Star Trek the Motion Picture - Klingon Captain
    Captain on one of the doomed Klingon Birds of Prey at the beginning of the Movie.



Wheels
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/28/15 11:06 PM

Finally got round to watching Interstellar. Nearly 3 hours long? Didn't know that but I enjoyed it very much. Added to my 'watch again' list yep
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/28/15 11:56 PM

Interetellar had a couple of things that bothered me but overall it's a very good film. Chris Nolan is a very talented film maker.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/30/15 01:18 PM

Automata.

A joint Spanish/Bulgarian SF film combining Jurassic Park and AI. Not bad, but you could definitely tell it was not a Hollywood production as a lot of stuff was just presented to you as a given with no explanation given.
Had Asimovian-style "protocols" for the robots.

Featured Tim McInnerny in a straight, bad guy role, a far cry from Percy on Black Adder!



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/30/15 01:21 PM

"Swamp Diamonds". The MST3K version of course.


I can't believe Roger Corman is still alive and still making films.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/30/15 01:23 PM

I didn't recognise McInnerny,although in the back of my mind I thought I knew him somehow. At the credits I was duh Problem was I don't think I'd seen him in anything since Black Adder so he'd changed a lot.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/30/15 01:36 PM

Not having the goofy smile or fake wigs makes a big difference.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/30/15 01:48 PM

Yeah,that would have ruined the bad guy image in the film somewhat.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/15 05:00 PM

For the lulz: Cat Sh*t One http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2368669/

A short animated movie with camel terrorists and rabbit spec ops.

Posted By: Wrecking Crew

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/15 07:32 PM

That will be Interstellar in about 6 hours. It is released on DVD today and we'll be watching it today!

WC
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/15 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Wrecking Crew
That will be Interstellar in about 6 hours. It is released on DVD today and we'll be watching it today!

WC
I will be interested to read what you think about the film!
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/15 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Wrecking Crew
That will be Interstellar in about 6 hours. It is released on DVD today and we'll be watching it today!

WC


Got it off Itunes 10 days ago. Watched it 3 times now.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/15 07:38 PM

Jessica Chastain. 'Nuff said.


**drool**
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/15 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Jessica Chastain. 'Nuff said.


**drool**


she looked awesome in Lawless thumbsup
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/15 08:29 PM

Jessica?

I was waiting for her to do the entire SEAL team in Zero Dark Thirty!

Those poor SEAL guys been in Afghanistan all that time and you can't blame them for wanting to get some of Jessica's C.I.A. booty.
Posted By: Sethos88

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 03/31/15 08:55 PM

Better Call Saul. I didn't expect much but it blew me away, fantastic show.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/01/15 01:27 AM

Star Trek: TOS - The Squire of Gothos on MeTV.


Wheels
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/01/15 03:35 AM

The actor who played the Squire of Gothos died not that long ago. That was a great episode.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/02/15 08:56 PM

Super http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1512235/

As I was watching it I thought of Kick-Ass.
Click to reveal..
Except Kick-Ass never had sex with Hit-Girl!


Very enjoyable 'Super Hero' movie 4/5. I wonder if Bobcat Goldthwait based his God Bless America 'Frank' on Super's 'Frank'.They both seemed very similar in character.

'Shut up crime'!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/02/15 10:11 PM

Super was a very different feeling kind of film. Maybe it's because it was only a $2.5 million film.

Notably, it was written and directed by James Gunn, who also wrote and directed Guardians of the Galaxy.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Wrecking Crew

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/03/15 01:39 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Wrecking Crew
That will be Interstellar in about 6 hours. It is released on DVD today and we'll be watching it today!

WC
I will be interested to read what you think about the film!


I watched it twice, back to back. I also read a synopisis of the movie during the first part of the second viewing. Before I'd seen 2001 I'd read that book.

I have to say, as soon as JarJar/Tars/R2D2 appeared I was disappointed. I strived to let that go in the second viewing.

The opening about the Earth's demise contrasted to 2001's Dawn Of Man. After that I found a lot of comparisons, but what can you expect now a days? Half of the dialog could have been left out. The issues with the movie's physics were known, so those got chuckles when I noticed.

Since I've watched it I keep thinking,,, 'Plan A', 'Plan B'.

I'll give it three out of five. Less dialog would have raised my score. I'll gladly watch it again.

2001 is a five in my book smile

crew
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/03/15 03:22 AM

No doubt that 2001 is the superior film. I felt that Interetellar was trying a bit too hard to explain everything.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/03/15 01:01 PM

Maybe, but in that case it didn't succeed because there's still a ton they didn't.

In fact, I find there is less explained in Interstellar than 2001.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/03/15 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
The actor who played the Squire of Gothos died not that long ago. That was a great episode.

Sadly as more time passes all of that generation of actors will leave us.


Wheels
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/04/15 10:42 AM

Taken 3

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2446042

Geee... this franchise just gets worse and worse with each new entry.

1/5
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/04/15 11:00 AM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
Taken 3

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2446042

Geee... this franchise just gets worse and worse with each new entry.

1/5


I put off watching 3 as I could see a trend developing. 1-good 2-fair 3-poor.

However it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.Watchable...just.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/04/15 11:19 AM

TAKEN 3 - IT ENDS HERE

I somehow doubt it...

Last film I watched was Apocalypse Now on DVD, first time I've seen the whole film. I was surprised to see that Francis Ford Coppola was still alive and making films!
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/04/15 11:23 AM

Plus no one was Taken in Taken 3, well sort of until near the end.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/04/15 11:28 AM

Here's one I'm looking forward to.I think this had the funds raised by Kickstart.

An Act of War http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1861445/



Posted By: Dart

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/04/15 11:46 AM

Last movie was Planes: Fire and Rescue, the animated Pixar film.

In the first movie they're Class E - they show a tower in background, but Rusty and crew never make a call to it....hell, they work NORDO. I guess like a lot of airports they lost their need for controllers. Rusty the crop duster becomes a big racing hero, and the tower is now manned. After a fire they barely put out, NTSB shuts them down for the lack of proper fire equipment, and Rusty steps up to fill the gap. He feels he might as well, since his reduction gear box is toast and he's out of racing.

Anyhow, it shows that towers at airports are bad things when they're really not needed (and the traffic doesn't justify it) - pretty realistic, IMHO.

Oh, and the flying animation is better than most live action CGI stuff. The airplanes follow rules of physics.* When the helicopter loses hydrolics and dumps itself on takeoff I actually cringed, having seen that ground loop on more than one video of real helicopter failures.

* The planes follow flight physics, but Rusty needs to learn best glide speeds for an engine out. He panics and goes nose down when his fails every single time.

Anyhow, really enjoyable for the whole family.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/04/15 04:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
TAKEN 3 - IT ENDS HERE

I somehow doubt it...

Last film I watched was Apocalypse Now on DVD, first time I've seen the whole film. I was surprised to see that Francis Ford Coppola was still alive and making films!

It's sad what happened to Coppola. A once great director who was absolutely on top of his game in the 1970's to only then fade away. What was his last decent film? Dracula? That was in 1992.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/04/15 10:38 PM

Yeah, I just had a look at his IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000338/ I haven't even heard of let along watched half of his post 1970s work.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/05/15 05:08 AM

Charley Varrick (1973)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069865

An oldie but a goodie crime caper by director Don Siegel.

4/5
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/05/15 06:45 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
TAKEN 3 - IT ENDS HERE

I somehow doubt it...

Last film I watched was Apocalypse Now on DVD, first time I've seen the whole film. I was surprised to see that Francis Ford Coppola was still alive and making films!

It's sad what happened to Coppola. A once great director who was absolutely on top of his game in the 1970's to only then fade away. What was his last decent film? Dracula? That was in 1992.

The IMDB writeup indicates he pretty much transferred over
from directing to producing at that point. The only item
I recognize post '92 in his producer credits is "Lost in
Translation".
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/05/15 10:55 PM

I tried to watch this:

The Pyramid (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2799166/

but had to turn it off after only the first 4:07 (that's min and seconds) because one of the main character who is supposed to be an Archaeologist is a girl that sounds like a 12 year old when she speaks and she also doesn't look old enough to be out of high School.




Who the heck cast for this movie anyway?

This reminds me of Denise Richards in 007 The World Is Not Enough being cast as a Nuclear Physicist when she still looks like she was in middle school playing with home chemistry sets and blowing up everything.

Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/06/15 05:15 AM

Most of the work in hard science is done by people
between the ages of 21 and 30, grad students and post
docs. The ones with positions and tenure choose the
projects, conceive of the broad strokes, and assign
the work; the kids then burrow into the workface and
do the heavy lifting. Same profile mostly applies for
archaeology, which isn't always quite "hard", but often
can be, these days, lots of math and interactions with
chemists, physicists and geologists. With arch. though,
you can still do the field work as long as your body
still works, lots of senior project leaders into their
seventies and eighties, still digging along with the
kids, whereas in the math oriented sciences, the work is
passed to the kids because the old brain often can't
do that stuff as fast any more.

And the young ones get quite a lot of respect. When
you see someone particularly young looking, working
at the professional level, it usually means they got
there by being highly precocious, and such minds are
highly valued, as they can see more deeply. If they
don't crash and burn (a hazard with intellect outpacing
emotional maturity), they are likely to have a big
impact on the field. Anyway, I know a youngster who
got to work at a paleo dig in east Africa while still
an undergrad, as she was judged pretty exceptional.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/06/15 05:19 AM

Well, I don't doubt what you are saying is true but she was a whiney brat sissy in the movie.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/06/15 10:20 AM

That actress was cast in the archaeologist role specifically for her looks and because the producers wanted to give the film a campy b movie feel.

Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/06/15 12:36 PM

I saw her in Agent Carter and she was perfectly good there. I don't recall her on Fringe, but that was a guest spot 6 years ago without even a name for her character, so no big surprise there.


I saw The Monuments Men. Very good, no hamming it up from Clooney, realistic injuries (two characters die from 1-2 gunshot wounds), and a true story as basis. Disagreed with Cate Blanchett as French, there were French actresses they could've cast instead, but a minor quibble.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/07/15 10:05 PM

The Equaliser http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455944/

I had a nagging feeling I knew the prostitute but decided it couldn't be her.But it was Chloë Moretz. She's grown since Hit-Girl!

This film was right up my alley,plenty of violence with lots of baddies hitting the floor. Denzel is a bad ass.He must have been 59 when he filmed this,he never looked it.

3/5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/08/15 02:53 AM

Denzel did a great job as always but that hardware store showdown with the bad guys near the end of the film was so over the top it was almost like a parody. smile
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/08/15 08:15 AM

Yeah,quite so.I mean he had all those guns he could have taken off any number of the bad guys he killed but no,lets make an elaborate trap out of barbed wire and hang one of them instead smile
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/08/15 12:08 PM

That was over the top but I always like Denzel movies
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/08/15 12:46 PM

Crimson Tide is still my favorite of his. One of the only non-SF films I've seen twice in the theater (even if it was the dollar theater).

Watched the S4 finale of GoT in prep for Sunday. So much happens!




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/08/15 12:55 PM

Crimson Tide is great and it is IMHO the third best submarine film of all time behind Das Boot and Hunt for Red October.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/08/15 01:17 PM

Loved him in Man on Fire
Posted By: U-96

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/08/15 10:33 PM

Ditto in Book of Eli. It was basically Fallout: The Movie.

Lately I've been watching the Gotham TV series. It's adding some good backstory (that in many cases already existed in the comics/graphic novels), and has a good cast. Glad that Jada Pinkett Smith is leaving though, her character is about the only one that doesn't work for me, which is pretty bad considering how prominent she is in S1. Sean Pertwee as Alfred is great, especially as he's young enough in this timeframe to kick ass - they've also added an SAS past for him, which works well as a reason why he can protect the young Bruce Wayne effectively.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/09/15 10:43 AM

My top 5 Denzel films,

1. Glory
2. Man on Fire
3. Training Day
4. Crimson Tide
5. Fallen
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/09/15 01:04 PM

I really liked Book of Eli, too. It was Fallout without tech. smile
Yeah, I agree Smith is the weak spot of Gotham. I don't know why exactly, maybe she chews too much scenery? She's best when she plays it cold, calm, and understated, but she doesn't do that enough. My feeling is she's having a better time doing it than we are watching it. biggrin

Gordon can get dull due to his excessively straight-laced nature, but he's at his best when he compromises with a lesser evil to defeat a greater one.

I still don't know how a dull stick like him gets to pick between Morena Baccarin and Erin Richards. You're this dull cop and you get these two fighting over you??
NO.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/11/15 12:55 PM

After 30 years I finally got round to watching...

Return to Oz http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089908/

This was quite creepy and also scary in places.The Wheelers were quite disturbing as was the 'head' room. I found that I really enjoyed it,pity I waited 30 years to find that out.

Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/12/15 06:44 AM

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2637294/

Stay away from this movie! Far Far Away!

100% pure time wasting trash!

0.5/5
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/13/15 09:52 AM

Dead Snow 2 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2832470/ *Hint* Watch with some mates.Beer optional.

It currently has an 85% Rotten Tomatoes rating.For a comedy/horror zombie flick I'd give it 3.5/5 easily.

Nazi zombies are good,right? Even better when they have a Tiger tank! Ok,it wasn't a real Tiger but it was certainly convincing enough.

The base vehicle was a Soviet MTLB-4.

Work in progress.Not sure if this was made specifically for the movie or not,it only had a low budget($5.2 million).





Oh yeah,the ending was.... quite disturbing hahaha
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/13/15 10:27 AM

I was forced to watch some crappy Adam Sandler comedy called "Blended". I found it both ignorant and trite how throughout the entire film their vacation destination was simply referred to as "Africa" as if Africa is a fricking single country with the same culture, people, history and traditions.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/13/15 10:44 AM

Adam Sandler? Wasn't there a thread a while back about certain actors that you would avoid? Well he's mine.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/13/15 12:48 PM

The Equalizer (2014, not old TV series).

Ok. Nothing special. Kind of a strange combination of Man on Fire and Sherlock Holmes (RDJ film version) with his counting. Worth seeing once, anyway.


Oh, and the GoT S5 premiere. Not too much happened, but they're setting up a new season.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/13/15 01:03 PM

At least the Equalizer film was set in Boston and NOT set in either NYC or LA. I think 50% of all movies ever made were set in either NYC or LA.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/14/15 04:56 AM

I know there are people out there with gambling addiction but the amount of money he gambled away in this movie playing 5 digits bets per hand is totally absurd!

I am surprised this movie was not nominated for any Academy Awards!

The Gambler (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2039393/

4/5
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 06:36 AM

Airport (1970)
Jacqueline Bisset sure was easy on the eyes back then.


Wheels
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 06:41 AM

I tried to watch Mortdecai and I had to turn it off.

After the first few minutes, the mustache joke is wearing thin already and Depp's fake British accent is irritating and you also can't understand 2/3 of what he is saying because of his forced fake British accent.

I hate Johnny! He is a sorry actor who keeps getting roles that he shouldn't and he play the same role: the retarded crazy bipolar psychotic got a nut or two screwed up character role!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 07:56 AM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
I tried to watch Mortdecai and I had to turn it off.



That's a shame,I had that queued up for tonight.It did seem to have very mixed reviews.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 10:55 AM

"Mortdecai" bombed big time at the box office. In fact, Depp's last three films were big money losers. I'm sure he's glad to be doing another Pirates of the Caribbean film now.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 12:34 PM

I watched Hunchback of Notre Dame with the kids. Hadn't seen it in maybe 15 years.

Definitely one of the most forgettable of the recent Disney films alongside Pocahontas.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 12:37 PM

Oh, forgot to mention that I watched "Sinister Urge" last night directed by none other than Ed Wood. This was the MST3K version of course!
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 01:23 PM

Originally Posted By: CG2015

I hate Johnny! He is a sorry actor who keeps getting roles that he shouldn't and he play the same role: the retarded crazy bipolar psychotic got a nut or two screwed up character role!


He's ok in the Pirate movies, but there are very few that I liked of him in a normal roll. I think his best was Secret Window, old movie but very good.
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 02:01 PM

While away getting hitched in Scotland a new TV series started here called Outlander, not the Chris Robert's SciFi one but one set in Scotland where a lass touches a standing stone and is transported back from 1945 to 1743. So far it is not too bad, nice romance for the wife, but lacking in a bit of blood and guts, tho in places it does show some barbarity smile
watched 3 episodes one after another, filled a lazy sunday afternoon and quite looking forward to the next episode.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 02:07 PM

I've not watched it but I've heard "Outlander" is often referred to as "Game of Thrones" for women. smile
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/20/15 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I've not watched it but I've heard "Outlander" is often referred to as "Game of Thrones" for women. smile
Well it has some of the same actors in it too smile
"Tully" gets a part as both the goody and the villain Professor Randal / Captain Black Jack Randal his ancestor smile

The music in it is supposed to be from Bear Mcready but most that I have heard is traditional Scots tunes with altered wording, and in the first episode my wife's favourite group Clanadonia get to play, now they are a rough bunch of Glasgow chancers wink
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/15 07:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun


He's ok in the Pirate movies, but there are very few that I liked of him in a normal roll.


I didn't mind the first and maybe even the second Pirates movies but when they start cranking them out faster than cupcakes and having story lines that make no sense whatsoever...

Also I was getting tired of Depp starring in pretty much every Tim Burton film playing pretty much the same weird character.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/15 12:28 PM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
[quote=Top Gun]
Also I was getting tired of Depp starring in pretty much every Tim Burton film playing pretty much the same weird character.


I can't stand Tim Burton so I refuse to watch any of his crappy movies.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/15 12:48 PM

They filmed Pirates 2 and 3 back to back, to save money, so naturally they came out a year apart. They were three years after the first one, though.
The 4th one was FOUR years after that, and the new one will be SIX years after that.

Averaged out it is 5 films in 14 years. Under no definition is this "fast."



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/21/15 09:32 PM

Jupiter Ascending. Meh,I'll be generous and give it 2/5 and one of those points is just for the beautiful Mila Kunis.

CGI overload.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 02:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Jupiter Ascending. Meh,I'll be generous and give it 2/5 and one of those points is just for the beautiful Mila Kunis.

CGI overload.
Apparently a lot of critics said that there was zero chemistry between the two leads (Kunis and Tatum). Was that your impression as well?
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 06:09 AM

Mila is beautiful but she can't act in every movie I have seen her in.

She has that same stiff bug eyed expression like some guy just put it in her you know what without giving her any advance warning.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 09:29 AM

If they had spent less time zooming around on hover boots maybe they could have developed a better relationship.The film was just wam bam,a constant assault of action on the eyes at times.About an hour in I didn't care if I continued to watch or not.

As for Kunis,beautiful as she is,everytime I hear her speak I want to say 'shut up Meg'!
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 09:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky


As for Kunis,beautiful as she is,everytime I hear her speak I want to say 'shut up Meg'!



As I said, Kunis can't act and her voice is kind of annoying.

Jupiter Ascending was supposed to be released last June or July I believe and then pushed back to February of this year.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 09:51 AM

Monty Pythons Flying Circus, the first few episodes of season 2. It's fan-bloody-tastic. The show was better than the movies in my view, yeah there's a few failed sketches but on the whole it's great and for the time quite revolutionary.

I never liked Terry Gilliam's animations though, they're a good way to transition between ideas but 9 out of 10 times they just weren't funny. Surely I can't be the only one who thinks so.

4/5 stars.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 10:05 AM

Do any of you guys ever re-visit sit-coms from way back? There are very few modern ones that I can actually sit and watch.

So far I have done the complete series of Dad's Army,Steptoe and Son,It Ain't Half Hot Mum and I'm currently working through Citizen Smith (Robert Lindsay) - maybe not familiar to you guys over the pond.I was working In London at the time (1977) and they were filming some outside location shots just up the road from where I worked (Tooting Bec).

On my re-watch list is 'Get Some In' a comedy about National Service (Robert Lindsay again) and I'm quite taken with early episodes of 'The Worker' starring Charlie Drake.Any Brits remember him?
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 10:28 AM

Not British, but I have been watching of a lot of your 60s and 70s sitcoms lately. They're some of the best TV comedy ever made!
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 10:43 AM

We did something right back then yep

One of the few modern sit-coms I did enjoy was The IT Crowd.So far seen all series 3 times.Oh and Red Dwarf,I've lost count of how many times I've seen that.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: CG2015

Jupiter Ascending was supposed to be released last June or July I believe and then pushed back to February of this year.

When a big budget film gets pushed out of its summer release date that's almost never a good thing. I'm 95% sure that decision was made when the studio execs first saw the film and thought "yeah, this is a turkey".
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 11:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Do any of you guys ever re-visit sit-coms from way back? There are very few modern ones that I can actually sit and watch.


I've never been a fan of sitcoms regardless of their country of origin but there are a few comedy shows that I absolutely love like MP Flying Circus, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and South Park.

As a kid I remember watching the "Benny Hill Show" with my dad. Yeah, it was a guilty pleasure but I'm excused due to my young age at the time. biggrin
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 12:00 PM

Fawlty Towers was a brilliant sitcom, short a run as it had.

I've not watched my MP collection (I have everything on DVD, films, shows, specials) in many years now, I'll have to watch it again when I finish up watching what I'm in the middle of now.

Right now, that's the 17th season of South Park.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/22/15 07:15 PM

The Andy Griffith Show: Season 6, Episode 25 - A Baby in the House: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0512385/


Wheels
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/25/15 03:14 PM

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1617661/

Oh my Gawd!

I think The Wachowskis brother and sister (for those of you who do not know this already, they were originally 2 brothers but recently, one of them had a surgical procedure turning him into a female) had good intentions when they came up with the story for this movie but somewhere along the pre-production and production, their creative process and thought was lost.

This movie is a mess!

Where do I start?

The pacing of the narrative was erratic due to poor editing.

Who the heck edited this movie? Whoever the hell he or she is, he or she needs to go back to editing school.

Scenes were cut off in mid execution.

Scenes appear out of nowhere without any previous references or exposure.

Characters are shown never to be shown again. Did the Wachowski not have a continuity person?

Great actors like Sean Bean are wasted.

The story is an even bigger convoluted hot mess.

Who is who?

What are their motives?

Who is on which side?

Wait!

Aren't they all the same family?

The action sequences felt like they were just thrown in because "Yo! We have $176 million dollar budget and most of it is for CGI and SFX so let's have another cool chase in space scene. Don't want that money to go to waste, do we?"

Hey Wachowskis!

Now that you had the chance to sow your creativity oats with one movie failure after another: Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, etc. etc.

Can we have another Matrix Movie?

1 out of 5
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/25/15 05:45 PM

I'm honestly stunned that people like the Wachowskis and Shyamalan still get funding for big budget movies.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/25/15 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I'm honestly stunned that people like the Wachowskis and Shyamalan still get funding for big budget movies.


I'm honestly stunned that Steven Seagal still get movie roles even if they are made in Eastern Europe direct to video crap.
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/25/15 07:50 PM

Originally Posted By: CG2015

I'm honestly stunned that Steven Seagal still get movie roles even if they are made in Eastern Europe direct to video crap.
Heard he auditioned to play the part of the log in Twin Peaks but he got turned down as his acting was too wooden.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 01:25 AM

I caught Ex Machina in the theater the other night. Two thumbs up from me. If you are a sci-fi fan, definitely check this one out.
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 01:31 AM

American Sniper released to Itunes Tuesday. Pre-payed for it and watched it again.
We watched it in the theater in January on a Imax screen.
Posted By: wheelsup_cavu

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 02:11 AM

Furious Seven: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2820852/
Definitely not my cup of tea. nope


Wheels
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 04:44 AM

Truth in 24 II, it's good but by no means great. Definitely worth watching though especially when you consider how few good motorsport documentaries there are.

Speaking of which, I think it's time to watch Senna again. Amazing film, even those who don't know or care for Formula 1 can appreciate it. Perfect to watch with your wife/gf!
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 05:34 PM

I posted the same thing on IMDB Jupiter Ascending's message board that I posted in the previous page:

http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4111654/Re:_What_Is_The_Last_Movie_or_#Post4111654

and it was deleted by IMDB.

Yet other threads started by other IMDB members voicing their dislike and negative impression of the movie are allowed to stay one including one titled 'Worst movie ive seen walked out', another one titled 'Cringe inducing, couldn't sit through it', and lastly one titled "A maid? Really? A toilet cleaning maid.....'

IMDB is very biased sometimes.

Especially if you post that you didn't like a popular movie that almost everyone likes like The Dark Knight or The Avengers, people will brutally and rudely chew you up and gang up on you as if you are not allowed to have a different opinion on anything.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 09:21 PM

My brother sprang this on me for tonight's film night.Never heard of it and hope to never again.

2047: Sights of Death (2014) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3481210/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_22

Danny Glover,Daryl Hannah,Michael Madsen,Rutger Hauer,what were you thinking?

I didn't think it was worth 1/5 to be honest.What a shambles.

To take the bad taste out of our mouths we followed up with the 1st episode of Danger 5 (thanks Desert Eagle).

Awesome.Chicks,monument stealing Nazi's and Hitler's dog biggrin
Posted By: komemiute

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 10:05 PM

"The Theory of Everything".
Touching, beautiful and a good intro to Sir. Hawking work.

Deeply recommended.


EDIT: If you guys liked Danger 5, you should totally give a look at their previous work- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Spiderman

It is hysterical.

Maybe it's me- but I remember watching our internally prduced tv shows and it's so spot on that it makes me crack every time I see it!:D
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 10:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Chucky


To take the bad taste out of our mouths we followed up with the 1st episode of Danger 5 (thanks Desert Eagle).



Did you watch the pre-season 1 web episodes on YouTube first?

5 episodes.

Each one about 4-6 min long, called Diamond Girls.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/26/15 11:07 PM

No but I'll look them up,thanks.
Posted By: piper

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 12:21 AM

Whiskey Galore - great movie! Supposedly based on a true story. Gotta love the Scots.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042040/
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 12:07 PM

Originally Posted By: piper
Whiskey Galore - great movie! Supposedly based on a true story. Gotta love the Scots.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042040/

Yep, based on the sinking of the SS Politician

Quote:
SS Politician was an 8000-ton cargo ship owned by T & J Harrison of Liverpool. It left Liverpool on 3 February 1941, bound for Kingston, Jamaica and New Orleans with a cargo including 28,000 cases of malt whisky. The ship sank off the north coast of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland, and much of the wreck's cargo was salvaged by the island's inhabitants. The story of the wreck and looting was the basis for the book and film Whisky Galore!.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Politician
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 12:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Alicatt

Quote:
SS Politician was an 8000-ton cargo ship owned by T & J Harrison of Liverpool. It left Liverpool on 3 February 1941, bound for Kingston, Jamaica and New Orleans with a cargo including 28,000 cases of malt whisky. The ship sank off the north coast of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland, and much of the wreck's cargo was salvaged by the island's inhabitants. The story of the wreck and looting was the basis for the book and film Whisky Galore!.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Politician


So in the middle of WWII amidst the ferocity of the Battle of the Atlantic, the UK was sending shipments of whiskey to Jamaica and the US? I'm glad to see that the right priorities were in place! biggrin
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 02:15 PM

Money is money.

I saw the Maze Runner.

Meh. Not bad, the premise is initially intriguing and they get over it before it becomes dull, but the overall world isn't explained until an 11th hour exposition scene which you almost instantly distrust.

The bigger problem is the cast is almost entirely unknown young male actors. When a former supporting cast member from Game of Thrones and another from We Are the Millers are the two most known faces...

My guess is 95% of its box office take was from the under 25 crowd.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
My guess is 95% of its box office take was from the under 25 crowd.



The Jedi Master
Makes sense when you consider the movie is based on one of those trendy "young adult" novels.
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 02:25 PM

Thank you, that will be Whisky smile


Also 290 thousand 10 bob notes too, lots were spent knowingly or unknowingly and still 76,000 (£38k or about £1.17 million in todays money) of them are absent without official leave.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 04:23 PM

Originally Posted By: CG2015
Originally Posted By: Chucky


To take the bad taste out of our mouths we followed up with the 1st episode of Danger 5 (thanks Desert Eagle).



Did you watch the pre-season 1 web episodes on YouTube first?

5 episodes.

Each one about 4-6 min long, called Diamond Girls.


Have you a link to them? I'm watching all sorts of 'diamond girls' but I don't think they are the ones you mean biggrin
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 06:30 PM

They won't play for me.

It says uploader didn't allow it for my country.

I am in the USA.

You are in the UK so maybe they will play for you.

If they don't, let me know and I can upload them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L5c4SQXYh8&index=2&list=PLzh7Xt_6O1l5-1npFSkQy3lc_iNdUa2ow
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 06:40 PM

Yup they work,thanks very much :-)
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/27/15 06:41 PM

You are welcome.
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/28/15 11:08 PM

Cars 2 - first pixar movie which I've felt "meh" about.

Let Me In - probably my favorite vampire movie not considering the original dracula.

Posted By: Tarnsman

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/29/15 05:16 AM

"Last Days in Vietnam"
Very moving documentary of the fall of Saigon.
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/29/15 09:43 AM

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Wow, there are some impressive special effects for the time, great matte paintings too!
Wow, so many movies and shows have been inspired by scenes this film!
Wow, Caroline Monroe!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/29/15 10:59 AM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057181/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

I watched the MST3K version of course and I just copy and pasted the IMDB link because I didn't feel like typing the film title. smile
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/29/15 12:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Wow, there are some impressive special effects for the time, great matte paintings too!
Wow, so many movies and shows have been inspired by scenes this film!
Wow, Caroline Monroe!


I loved that movie as a kid! I must have seen it a thousand times!




The Jedi Master
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/29/15 03:06 PM

Ex Machina (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/

Dang! I wish there were more!

Without spoiling the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it, the ending was awesome.

Think about the premise of the movie and think about the ending. It was wow!

We didn't see that coming.

5/5
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/29/15 10:40 PM

Mortdecai.

I actually really enjoyed it.Gwyneth Paltrow is quite lovely.The film seems to have attracted rather a lot of hate. The worst film of 2015? Not by a long shot.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/15 12:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Wow, there are some impressive special effects for the time, great matte paintings too!
Wow, so many movies and shows have been inspired by scenes this film!
Wow, Caroline Monroe!



Thank you Ray Harryhausen. I've always had a soft spot for his work, whether it be Mighty Joe Young, The Valley of Gwangi or Sinbad. Great great stuff that you won't ever see the likes of ever again.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/15 11:54 AM

Agreed. Ray paved the way.





The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/15 11:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Chucky
Mortdecai.

I actually really enjoyed it.Gwyneth Paltrow is quite lovely.The film seems to have attracted rather a lot of hate. The worst film of 2015? Not by a long shot.


Quality-wise it may not be bad but it's one of the biggest box office flops so far of 2015.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/15 04:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Agreed. Ray paved the way.





The Jedi Master


No. He just carried the torch farther than Willis O'Brien. Sadly, with the exception of King Kong and 1929s The Lost World most of O'Brien's other work was either abandoned or lost. Harryhausen learned from O'Brien and his first major work came on Mighty Joe Young as assistant animator. If I remember right he said he did the lions in the fight with Joe at the ranch and further assisted in the nightclub scenes.

From there he carried the torch into so many movies blazoned in childhood memory. How many people he inspired to create what we see today in all forms of movie creation, we'll never know. But, Willis O'Brien started it all. Thankfully they both were masters of their craft.

Stop motion is hard, laborious, tedious work that takes great concentration. It's usually not appreciated like it should be... but maybe that's just me.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/15 04:16 PM

Originally Posted By: knightgames
It's usually not appreciated like it should be... but maybe that's just me.


I would think that modern audiences probably don't appreciate it because it looks fake. There's no doubt though that stop motion was received much better by audiences during the 1950's and 1960's.


Speaking of stop motion technology, I've always found "Clash of the Titans" to have been an anomaly. Here's a film that came out in 1981 and it was still using stop motion!
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/15 04:30 PM

Robocop used it too and was well received. Even in 2015 it holds up relatively well.

Technology advances and I do like CGI a lot. I don't think Jurassic Park would have had the same impact if it was done in stop motion. It still would have been a great movie but the detail that CGI permits made the scenes much more believable. I can't imagine how the Must Go Faster scene would have looked with stop motion.

I do appreciate the artwork and dedication of stop motion a lot... but I do understand that technology brings us advancements that improve our viewing experience and CGI is one of those advances.
Posted By: Alicatt

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/15 06:29 PM

Stop motion ahhh brings back some memories that does

I remember this one from long ago smile



and the film it spawned...
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 04/30/15 08:50 PM

Was that an old children's show??? Interesting.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/01/15 11:55 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer



Speaking of stop motion technology, I've always found "Clash of the Titans" to have been an anomaly. Here's a film that came out in 1981 and it was still using stop motion!


I suppose you forgot that Return of the Jedi came out in 1983 and still used it?




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/01/15 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer



Speaking of stop motion technology, I've always found "Clash of the Titans" to have been an anomaly. Here's a film that came out in 1981 and it was still using stop motion!


I suppose you forgot that Return of the Jedi came out in 1983 and still used it?




The Jedi Master
Clash of the Titans came to my mind because of how much it used stop motion unlike ROTJ which used it sparingly.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/01/15 12:08 PM

I almost forgot Terminator the following year!



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/01/15 12:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
I almost forgot Terminator the following year!



The Jedi Master
Terminator had a much smaller budget than ROTJ so they had to use quite a bit of stop motion!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/01/15 02:26 PM

I'm not sure which was the last big-budget film to use it after ROTJ, although I get the feeling it wasn't the last.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PV1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/02/15 05:57 AM

There's a big difference between the old fully
manual stop motion, and the last few years, when
it was done with computer driven stepper motors.
Some scenes you might not have realized were stop
motion used stepper motors to drive cameras over
miniatures to mimic aerial shots, while models
of vehicles etc were shifted between frames using
linear displacement gadgets. Sounds complicated and
expensive, but the hardware could be reused for
lots of different shots, so the cost was dispersed
over multiple projects. I expect a lot of that tech
would have been used with the Blade Runner models
which were posted a while back. (A lot of these shots
you might think could have been done in real time,
but the stop motion makes a much smoother result, with
better control, unlike old '30s movies where you can
see model motion mechanisms catching and jerking
as objects are pulled along.)

I once stumbled into this whole field mostly by
accident when interviewing for a job which turned out
to be with a company that did this kind of stuff,
in the early '80s.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/03/15 12:16 AM

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3279124/

A very sad and moving documentary.

It angers me how we just abandoned so many people who were then rounded up by the Communists and sent to re-education camps where many of them, by the 10 of 1000, died of diseases and starvation.

The U.S.A. should never had gotten involved in the Vietnam War if it was never going to commit fully to get the job done right.

5/5
Posted By: JimK

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/03/15 12:39 AM

It also spun off the tragedy of Cambodia and Pol Pots reign of terror.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/03/15 03:00 AM

Just got back from seeing Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. All around a pretty solid film but I think the humor fell a bit flat while the humor in the first Avengers was a lot funnier.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/04/15 12:17 PM

John Wick.

Decent enough film aided by Reeves' lack of dialogue. Nothing special though.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/04/15 12:22 PM

It did well enough at the BO that they're making a sequel!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/04/15 01:01 PM

Keanu Reeves will take over for Liam Neeson now that he's getting older.

The difference between Taken and Wick--instead of his family being threatened, they steal his car and kill his dog. Otherwise, same plot.


Neeson was on Family Guy last night, too, playing off that rep.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/04/15 01:07 PM

It's really amazing just how overused the "family is killed or kidnapped so the father figure with some skeletons in his closet comes out for revenge" plot has been in Hollywood.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/04/15 02:50 PM

Just once I'd like to see a concerned neighbor go on a revenge spree!



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 12:31 PM

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Only the second time I've seen this hilarious masterpiece and there is a whole lot I picked up on that I'd missed first time around. Great performances by the all the actors, especially Sellers. Must have been quite a challenge playing multiple roles.
I don't think there's a single thing I can find about this picture that isn't great. The flying sequences are a bit dodgy but it was 1964 and even modern films still can't get that sort of thing right.

It's quite impressive that Kubrick made a movie that works just as well as a satire as it does as a thriller. Take out some of the over-the-top performances and you've got yourself a blockbuster thriller. I guess that's what makes it so funny... yep
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 12:40 PM

Did you recognize a very young James Earl Jones in the B-52?
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 12:50 PM

No* I just looked it up and apparently it was his first film appearance. Good choice for a first role!

*I'm terrible with faces, unless an actor has a very distinctive face or voice there's no way I'll recognise them with even minor changes like a haircut and glasses.

Edit: Tom Cruise is the worst, easily a dozen times have I a watched a Cruise film without realising until I saw the credits.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 12:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
unless an actor has a very distinctive face or voice there's no way I'll recognise them with even minor changes like a haircut and glasses.



Yes, we all know that James Earl Jones has a very undistinctive voice. wink
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 12:58 PM

You got me there. I honestly had no clue. Just looked up a quick clip on YouTube and now that I know, I instantly recognise that voice.

I've probably missed him in dozens of movies. I only really knew him as the voice of Darth Vader. duck

Edit: Just looked him up on IMDB, boy do I have a lot of movies to re-watch with my eyes, or rather ears open!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 01:36 PM

Definitely a classic film. Slim Pickens steals every scene he's in. smile



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 02:44 PM

Seen a few movies over the last week.

The Theory of Everything http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980516/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Eddie Redmayne won and Oscar for this and rightfully so, I didn't think it would be my type of movie, but it was really good.

Serena http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1247690/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Jennifer Lawrence & Bradly Cooper

Wasn't anything great, but was worth watching. Saw on flight to AZ

Imatation Game http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084970/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Benedict Cumberbatch & Keira Knightley

I liked this, GF didn't so I watched alone on the flight.

The Drop http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600196/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini & Noomi Rapace who I really liked from the from the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series from Swedish versions
nothing great, Tom Hardy was very dry in this movie.
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 03:19 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Just got back from seeing Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. All around a pretty solid film but I think the humor fell a bit flat while the humor in the first Avengers was a lot funnier.



There wasn't anything as funny as this in A:AoU but there was some decent character development for a comic book film. Nice to see Daphne from Scooby Doo and ER.

Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/05/15 03:45 PM

That was Velma.

Daphne was Mrs Freddie Prinze Jr the Vampire Slayer.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 12:20 AM

Bad Teacher (2011)

No idea why the wife bought this DVD, she even said it'd probably suck and guess what? It does. Didn't even bother watching to the end.

Also is it just me or is Cameron Diaz's mouth terrifying?
Posted By: Vertigo1

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 02:35 AM

Ghost Town with Ricky Gervais

The Grandmaster with Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 12:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
Bad Teacher (2011)

No idea why the wife bought this DVD, she even said it'd probably suck and guess what? It does. Didn't even bother watching to the end.

Also is it just me or is Cameron Diaz's mouth terrifying?


Definitely one of those "how come SHE has a career??" head-scratchers.



The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 12:31 PM

Bad Teacher did extremely well at the box office and that's what the studios care about so hence she still has a career.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=badteacher.htm


Film had a 20 mil budget and it made over 200 mil for the total box office.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 12:36 PM

You're right, we actually need sarin gas dispensers at theaters to wipe out the people paying to see these films. Once they're gone THEN we'll see only quality films be made.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 01:16 PM

Nah then we'd just raise our expectations so high that marvels become garbage. wink

Just watched Duck Dodgers in the 24th 1/2 Century. Like most of those old WB cartoons it actually holds up pretty damn well. Not bad considering it was made back in 1952!
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 01:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
Just watched Duck Dodgers in the 24th 1/2 Century. Like most of those old WB cartoons it actually holds up pretty damn well. Not bad considering it was made back in 1952!


Those classic Looney Tunes shorts are timeless and they appeal to both kids and adults. I still enjoy them tremendously. Here are probably my top 3 shorts of all time,








Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Security_Device_Enclosed
Bad Teacher (2011)

No idea why the wife bought this DVD, she even said it'd probably suck and guess what? It does. Didn't even bother watching to the end.

Also is it just me or is Cameron Diaz's mouth terrifying?


She didn't look bad at all in Sex Tape...
jawdrop
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 05:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Gun

She didn't look bad at all in Sex Tape...
jawdrop


Great body but her face is definitely showing its age.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Top Gun

She didn't look bad at all in Sex Tape...
jawdrop


Great body but her face is definitely showing its age.


If I'm in bed with her I'm not going to be focusing on her face... thumbsup
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/07/15 06:42 PM

Lights out or head bag?

Besides, her body is too boyish for my taste.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/10/15 03:28 AM

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070077/

A very well made, little known crime drama with great performances by Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle.

4.5/5
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 12:37 AM

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076845/

This movie was cool when I saw it as a kid.

Now that I am more informed on Military vehicles and weapons and other related things, this movie just feels cheesy and inaccurate and dumb.

There is just no way someone can gain access to an ICBM missile silo site without needing to show any photo ID to match their faces with their names and the only requirement is to be able to recite back the social security number of the person you are impersonating.

3/5





In other note, there sure a lot of familiar character actors in here.

The actor who plays Biggs in Star Wars.

The actor who plays the U.S. Nuclear submarine commander in The Spy Who Loved Me and who also had minor roles in Space: 1999 and Star Wars.

Paul Winfield who played the L.A.P.D. detective in Terminator and the Captain of the U.S.S. Reliant in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

The actor who played Straker in the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's U.F.O. TV series.

And many others.

Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 12:32 PM

Elesium. It was so generic and bland that six hours after watching it I literally forgot I saw it. I couldn't remember the movie I saw the night before. I've never done that to anything I've watched. Dull, boring, but not as preachy as I thought it would be. What ever happened to Jody Foster? I used to think she was a great actress. Now she does slop like this.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 12:35 PM

Jodie Foster's character in Elysium was laughably bad. It was a moustache-twirling cardboard cut-out of a character. It doesn't get any more formulaic than that.
Posted By: Top Gun

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 01:07 PM

I liked it the first time I watched it, but tried watching it again and just stopped it.
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 01:12 PM

About the most interesting thing I found about Elysium is that the the space station reminded me of the Citadel from Mass Effect.
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By: CG2015



The actor who plays the U.S. Nuclear submarine commander in The Spy Who Loved Me and who also had minor roles in Space: 1999 and Star Wars.




He was also in the Superman films and several others. His presence is simply because like several of the Aliens cast members in 1986, he was an American actor living in the UK with his union card. He was considered the same as a British actor for legal/accounting/whatever purposes and meant they didn't need to ship an American or Canadian actor overseas (which there are generally speaking strict limits on).

Same with John Ratzenberger. In the early 80s he moved back to the US before he started on Cheers and doing Pixar film voices, but in the late 70s he lived over there, so he was in both Supermans (missile officer in the first, NASA mission controller in the 2nd) and ESB in the Hoth base.

Simple politics.




The Jedi Master
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 05:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
(which there are generally speaking strict limits on).

While Hollywood never had any such restrictions on non-US actors getting roles in Hollywood film productions.


Crappy double standard.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 06:44 PM

John Ratzenberger was also in A Bridge Too Far.

I didn't know that about British acting rules: thanks!
Posted By: Jedi Master

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/11/15 07:45 PM

I believe it was the extras/commentary for Aliens that brought this to my attention. Jeanette Goldstein happened to be living over there and after Weaver and Paxton and Biehn and Riser they were pretty much at their limit for American imported actors.

Oh, and I erred--Shane Rimmer was actually Canadian, not American, but the rules about Uk residency/union still applied to him.
Check his IMDB page and it's a laundry list of excellent UK-based films from Dr Strangelove, The Saint, and You Only Live Twice to Superman 1/2/3, Ghandi, Out of Africa...
I totally missed him in Batman Begins, I'll have to keep an eye out next time I watch it.


The Jedi Master
Posted By: knightgames

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/12/15 01:00 AM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
About the most interesting thing I found about Elysium is that the the space station reminded me of the Citadel from Mass Effect.



Or a flattened version of the space ship for the human colonists in the book, "Gardens of Rama."

I liked the concept of the space station in Elysium. I was expecting something along the lines of the space station in Silent Running with Bruce Dern.
Posted By: Chucky

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/13/15 02:41 PM

The Last Survivors (AKA The Well) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2558318/

Much better than I thought it would be.A young girl struggles to survive in a world where water is very scarce.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/15 06:15 PM

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392190/

There is a scene at the beginning of the film that will make you forget Mel is no longer Max and to good effect.

Hardy portrays Max with a new furor and with very few spoken words - even less words than Mel ever spoken in any of his Mad Max films.

Hardy has finally found his calling as an actor.

Theron surprises you as the post apocalyptic woman who has to protect herself and her few sisters from the men around her who are now more violent preying animals than human.

This movie is an almost non-stop 2 hour adrenaline rush with real world stunts:

not the CGI infused stunts we've seen in many recent car chase movies like The Fast and Furious series and Need For Speed and the Transporter franchise.

By the time this film draws its final frame, you had wished there was another 2 hour of it because it went so fast and so furiously exhilaratingly breathless, you will not once throughout the viewing it had even stop to look at your watch.

George Miller made us wait for a sequel to Thunderdome and it kept getting postponed year after year after year and before we knew it, 30 years went by and I must say, it was worth the wait.

Bring on the sequel and hope it will be as good or even better than Fury Road.

I don't give too many films a 10 but Mad Max Fury Road gets a 10 from me and well deservingly too.

10/10
Posted By: PanzerMeyer

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/15 06:18 PM

Thanks for that review CG. I may go see it in the theatre.
Posted By: CG2015

Re: What Is The Last Movie or TV Show You Saw? - 05/15/15 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Thank