Amph What was the last movie you saw?

Discussion in 'Community' started by TheEmperorsProtege, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Deja Vu with Denzel Washington. Directed by Tony Scott.

    Rubbish.
  2. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Finally got around to seeing the Hobbit this weekend. It was okay, but seemed to drag on and on.
  3. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    We agree it's excellent! But...

    1) The story of the film centers on the politicians (and their hired hands) who made the 13th Amendment happen. Since there were no black politicians at that time, there are no major characters who happen to be black. There are several supporting roles, far from being "relegated to the background", which despite their brevity are key parts in the film, with several pages of dialogue.

    2) I don't understand the inclination to cut out key scenes.
  4. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    1. This article sums it up much better than I can.

    2. There is nothing key about what happens after Lincoln leaves the White House. They could have relegated the assassination to title cards and lost nothing.
  5. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    1. I'll read this and get back to you after Christmas!

    2. I'm glad they didn't, for I loathe title cards. And you're neglecting the final speech, which I think is vital to summing up Lincoln's views on Reconstruction, which he didn't live to see but which proceeded under his shadow.
  6. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    It's superfluous. The film had already said everything that needed to be said.
  7. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    Quite a trip down memory lane.

    Seen The Big Country yet? That is high-wattage Burl.

    Or even White Dog, where he bitches about R2-D2.
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  8. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    Hot Shots!

    "It's my eyes, I've got walleye vision."
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  9. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    X2. What an incredible superhero. Along with Spiderman 2, this is definitely best that this sub-genre has ever managed to produce. By comparison, the Avengers-universe films seem incredibly stupid.
  10. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    I only wish the cribbing from The Wrath of Khan wasn't as overt.
  11. Platelet Jedi Master

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    Christmas Vacation - a family tradition.
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  12. Chancellor_Ewok Chosen One

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    You gotta love Randy Quaid as Cousin Eddy.

    [face_laugh]
  13. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Another Earth

    It was good. I'd say if you like Primer and Melancholia you should watch it.
  14. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    No my wife wanted to see it.

    Oh and please stay the hell away from movie theaters today. For my mental healthy sake. The people coming into work today are so angry and mean today. I had some jackass throw his popcorn at me today.
  15. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    I think it's a lot of fun. And it makes me want to watch the first two of the trilogy again.
  16. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    In America (2002)

    This was a nice little film, following the lives of a family of Irish immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. The small cast works great together, and even the one "big" name actor, Djimon Hounsou, does not upstage the leads. It has some great music and is shot pretty well. I found it charming and down-to-earth.
  17. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Total Recall. What an exhausting, stupid movie. I don't think I've seen a continuous two hour chase scene before. I don't want to ever again.
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  18. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    You know that Chatterbox movie The Cinema Snob reviewed? The one about a talking vagina? I discovered it's on my cable's OnDemand last night, and watched a bit of it. I couldn't stomach much more than like 30-40 minutes of it before I had to turn it off, because it was so stupid. I don't know how Brad Jones can stand to watch such cinematic dren.
  19. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Die Hard, of course.
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  20. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  21. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    Watched We Bought A Zoo with the whole family after opening presents. Good times.
  22. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Gattaca - It was a well-done, futuristic movie that kept me watching.
  23. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Arthur Christmas. Loved it. Probably going to watch it every Christmas from now on. Bill Nighy steals the show anytime his character appears, and I had no idea James McAvoy had so much energy. Another hit for Aardman Studios.
  24. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    This Is 40, I thought it was funny and realistic. Some parts of it I can directly relate to my childhood and how my parents acted. Not Apatow's best but it was good.
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    The day I left the psyche ward, they were going to be showing this movie in one of the lounges. Seriously.