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What was the last movie you watched?

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by outlawmws, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    Very true. It may not be great, but it definitely held my interest. I can't say that for the majority of the modern CGI and jump scare filled crap fests.
     

     

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  2. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

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    I started watching this 30 minutes into it in my hotel the other night. The ending left me scratching my head but given the cast I’m gonna give it another shot at a later date.
     
  3. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    I don't know why but a movie popped into my head today that I haven't given a single thought to for a long time:

    Barfly
    Naturally, I looked it up on the 'net which led to some more reading about Charles Bukowski. I have to be honest here. I'll admit that I totally am unable to understand the reverence or esteem porffered to figures like Bukowski and Kerouac. For that matter please include Hunter.S.Thompson. I see very little beyond writing style which would captivate anyone. They all strike me as morons who could write. I would never criticise anyone who liked them. What a person likes or dislikes is their business as far as I am concerned and I'd defend their right to like or dislike. I just find these people repulsive as people.

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  4. 432HzBob

    432HzBob AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    The new Blade Runner movie..
    Pretty good, but man I sure missed the original Vangelis soundtrack..
    Before that was the Latest Terminator movie..
    Always loved the industrial soundtrack of the Terminator flicks..
     
  5. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    I find Kerouac interesting because I find the Beat Generation interesting. As for Thompson, I found his book “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” a funny read.
    From what I have read of Bukowski, I find him less likable than Kerouac or Thompson, but the movie looks promising. What did you think of it?
     
  6. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    Given that i haven't even thought about that movie in nearly 30 years, let alone seen it. I thought it was true to life in its depiction of the emptiness of alcoholism.
     

     

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  7. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Wow - I didn't really know who Bukowski was when I saw this in the theater many years ago - I saw it because I liked Faye Dunaway,
    and it was made (1987) during a period of actresses doing gritty-realistic roles with minimal makeup ...
    Cher did Suspect during the same year - I "think" Ironweed with Meryl Streep was part of the same cycle.
    But Barfly is a hard film to find these days - and a really odd thing to cross your mind ;)
     
  8. theophile

    theophile Pheasant Plucker. Subscriber

    Tell me about it. Literally out of nowhere. I was doing some reading about Sigmund Freud. Who knows what that could stir up !!
     
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  9. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    Watched Inferno latest Robert Langton (Tom Hanks) movie.

    Liked it.

    Davinci Code is still my fav. of the series.
     
  10. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    Yeah alcoholism is bad but good alcohol is great!
     
  11. simplynuts

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    Isle of Dogs. Incredible animation, story was okay, but seriously the humans spoke japanese, the dogs English and also translated the human language. Watched at home on my HT seyup, for a blu ray from the library, so price was right.
     

     

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  12. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Mickey's part in Barfly came up in the actors who have never, but (might) deserve to have been, @ least nominated for an Oscar in an acting category. Actually I think I brought up that his portrayal of Bukowski was excellent -- spot on in fact. Bukowski was a regular @ a couple of LA spots my uncle, a former movies transportation captain, used to frequent, @ which he became a drinking and dining buddy of Hanks. I had the good fortune to meet Bukowski, who preferred to be called "Hank" by friends, twice in the early 1990s and I assure you that Mickey's portrayal was indeed spot on, much betterthan the performance Matt Dillon would put forth several years later. Not that accurate portrayals of an obscure (and, to many, obscene) poet, story, and novel writer would or should be guarantee of an acting award nomination. Personally Bukowski, IMO, was a genius @ his craft and if you wanna great deal of delightful entertainment, hie thee to Youtube or similar and watch one of his "live" readings. They kick ass.
     
  13. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Oops, last movie watched:

    The Incredible Mr Limpet (1964)
     
  14. Eric H

    Eric H AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    The Big Combo (1955) Crime Noir. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  15. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    Ghosts of Hanley House (1968)

    Obscure, no budget B&W haunted house movie. It had a passable story, but the effects weren't too great. Especially the sound effects.:no: The movie would have been better if they had just omitted most of them all together. Some of them actually sounded like they were added years later because they didn't match the overall low-fi sound of the rest of the film.:dunno:
     
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    Big Bad Mama
     

     

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  17. Dude111

    Dude111 Analogue is Awesome

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    I last watched LETHAL WEAPON (1987) on VHS :) (Recorded from analogue cable (Cinemax))
     
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  18. Beatnik

    Beatnik What's this ?

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    Not bad, lot's of "??" moments.
     
  19. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    A Walk In The Woods (with Nick Nolte and Robert Redford)

    By the way - my name is Katz as well - no kidding... ;)
     
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  20. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Watched "Molly's Game" 2 weeks back, this weekend we have "The Zookeeper's Wife" - both with Jessica Chastain in a lead role - she is quite awesome.
    Zookeeper is about a family who owned a Zoo in Warsaw, Poland, circa 1940 - and came up with a way to smuggle jews out of the ghetto to save them. Quite well done.
     

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