What was the last movie you watched?

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Thu, Nov 21, 2019 12:01 PM

The Lives of Others (German): 8.5/10.  Great film set in East Berlin in the 1980s about a Stasi agent who finds his humanity while spying on a writer and his girlfriend suspected on subverting the East German regime.

Goodbyle Lenin (German) 9.5/10.  Awesome movie about a son who's mother is dedicated to the East German state.  While she suffers a heart attack and is in a coma for 8 months, the wall falls.  When she awakes, her son attempts to persuade her that nothing has changed so that she will not be upset and suffer another heart attack.  Funny, interesting and moving.  

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Thu, Nov 21, 2019 2:14 PM

Zombieland 2 Double Tap 7/10

Ironman92 Administrator
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Fri, Nov 22, 2019 10:06 PM

A Beautiful Day

I’m not sure. Hanks is brilliant. Movie was interesting and touching. I’m a poor movie critic. I give it a 7.5 but it might be a 10

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Nov 23, 2019 10:56 AM
posted by Verbal Kint

El Camino.  Interesting wrap up, flashback.  I think I might have been a ploy to have me start BB over again...

I watched this last weekend and ended up starting BB again this week.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Nov 23, 2019 10:57 AM

My wife and I started our annual Christmas movie binge last night with White Christmas.

gut Senior Member
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Sat, Nov 23, 2019 12:29 PM
posted by Ironman92

A Beautiful Day

I’m not sure. Hanks is brilliant. Movie was interesting and touching. I’m a poor movie critic. I give it a 7.5 but it might be a 10

LOL....I'm sure it's great.  I'm sure Hanks is great.  But I don't think there's ever been a movie I'm less interested in seeing.  I barely even watched Mr. Rogers as a kid.

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 8:08 AM

I completely agree about not being interested in the Mr. Rogers' movie. The trailer doesn't intrigue me one bit. I miss the 90s as far as Tom Hanks' movies go. I think he's made like 2 movies since 2000 that I've been remotely interested in. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 9:13 AM

Hot taek

Trueblue23 BASEDgod
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 10:10 AM
posted by bigdaddy2003

I completely agree about not being interested in the Mr. Rogers' movie. The trailer doesn't intrigue me one bit. I miss the 90s as far as Tom Hanks' movies go. I think he's made like 2 movies since 2000 that I've been remotely interested in. 

Cast Away 2000

Road to Perdition 2001

Catch Me if you Can 2002

Da Vinci Code 2006

Captain Phillips 2013

Bridge of Spies 2015

Sully 2016


You sir, are a crazy person

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 12:11 PM
posted by Trueblue23

Cast Away 2000

Road to Perdition 2001

Catch Me if you Can 2002

Da Vinci Code 2006

Captain Phillips 2013

Bridge of Spies 2015

Sully 2016


You sir, are a crazy person

Cast Away is good of course, Road to Perdition was alright, Catch Me if you can is good, couldnt get into any of the Da Vinci Code movies, Captain Phillips was ok, Bridge of Spies was good, and Sully was ok. I just dont think his run has been filled with entertaining movies since Catch me if you can. Just my opinion. 

 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 3:44 PM
posted by gut

LOL....I'm sure it's great.  I'm sure Hanks is great.  But I don't think there's ever been a movie I'm less interested in seeing.  I barely even watched Mr. Rogers as a kid.

I never watched it either, but movie was good

BRF Senior Member
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 3:46 PM

This Jojo Rabbit film looks interesting to me.  Will probably check it out soon. 

gut Senior Member
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 7:50 PM

Rocket Man 8.5/10

I know some others didn't think that highly of it.  First, the actor I thought was great - at times I thought it was actually Elton singing (might have been, LOL).

A little artsy and kind of a musical feel, which I'm sure was the influence of Elton who was directly involved.  But I thought the way they used the music to not only explain the songs, but use them to explain key moments in his life and who he is were absolutely brilliant  - which was my main criticism of Bohemian Rhapsody (could watch half of that film on youtube, with the real Freddie Mercury).

And so I'm an idiot - didn't realize Bernie Taupin wrote most of the lyrics all these years.  That kind of blows me away, not to mention that someone can take lyrics and then compose all the music to fit.

Not really a criticism, but it sort of abruptly ends with his getting clean in rehab.  Makes sense, but there's another 30 years and almost different life that's not explored.

 

I don't like "Man in Black" as much as I should, but as biopics go I put this solidly #2 to "Ray".  It's on the same plane as "Man in Black", I just enjoyed "Rocketman" more.  At the end of the day, "Rocketman" is an excellent biopic.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 10:25 PM
posted by bigdaddy2003

Cast Away is good of course, Road to Perdition was alright, Catch Me if you can is good, couldnt get into any of the Da Vinci Code movies, Captain Phillips was ok, Bridge of Spies was good, and Sully was ok. I just dont think his run has been filled with entertaining movies since Catch me if you can. Just my opinion. 

 

Agree on da VInci.  Hanks is one of the best ever, but he was not the right guy for that part.  It never worked.  

gut Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 25, 2019 12:22 AM

I enjoyed Da Vinci.  Don't disagree about Hanks being mis-cast, but the source material was just so good.  And agree the book was way, way better.

But it's REALLY HARD to film a movie with some of the most iconic locations in all of Europe and end-up sucking.  I'd recommend the movie for the cinematography alone.

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Mon, Nov 25, 2019 9:21 AM
posted by Trueblue23

Cast Away 2000 - boring

Road to Perdition 2001 - ok

Catch Me if you Can 2002 - excellent...but Leo 

Da Vinci Code 2006 - awful

Captain Phillips 2013 - excellent

Bridge of Spies 2015 - ok

Sully 2016 - bad

I’m with Bigdaddy here, I find almost all of Hanks work boring. I think he picks bad roles. 

jmog Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 25, 2019 11:38 AM
posted by gut

I enjoyed Da Vinci.  Don't disagree about Hanks being mis-cast, but the source material was just so good.  And agree the book was way, way better.

But it's REALLY HARD to film a movie with some of the most iconic locations in all of Europe and end-up sucking.  I'd recommend the movie for the cinematography alone.

Somehow they managed to do this...

 

Angels and Demons book was WAY better than Da Vinci Code, but the A&D move was actually worse than DVC movie...

 

If anyone actually read DVC book, and has not read Angels and Demons (it came out before DVC) I would highly recommend it.

wkfan Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 25, 2019 12:03 PM
posted by jmog

If anyone actually read DVC book, and has not read Angels and Demons (it came out before DVC) I would highly recommend it.

The book is ALWAYS better than the movie......

jmog Senior Member
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Mon, Nov 25, 2019 12:08 PM
posted by wkfan

The book is ALWAYS better than the movie......

I agree, my post was about how the A&D book was better than DVC book. However, the movies DVC was better than A&D movie.

 

Not sure how the studio managed to screw that up.

bigdaddy2003 Senior Member
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Sat, Nov 30, 2019 5:01 AM

Ford vs Ferrari - I really liked it. Bale is a pimp. 

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