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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2700 on: May 25, 2017, 12:36:27 AM »
I recently watched two very emotional dramas, couldn't hold back tears.
The Impossible with Naomi Watts and I'm not ashamed based on 1999 Columbine High School massacre.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2701 on: May 27, 2017, 01:29:44 AM »
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2702 on: May 28, 2017, 03:24:23 AM »
War Dogs and Bad Moms

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2703 on: May 29, 2017, 11:51:10 PM »
Predator
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2704 on: June 04, 2017, 05:15:51 AM »
Grand Budapest Hotel. Amusing.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2705 on: June 04, 2017, 09:27:51 AM »
A Night to Remember about the Titanic sinking.  Made late 40 or Early 50s. Fantastic. Clean. Memorable.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2706 on: June 04, 2017, 11:31:23 PM »
Grand Budapest Hotel. Amusing.
Amusing is a very good word to describe this movie. Good humor haha.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2707 on: June 05, 2017, 06:33:35 PM »
Christine (2016)



I saw this movie knowing nothing about the real-life events it was based on.  Fascinating.  An exceptional performance from the actress Rebecca Hall, who is almost always interesting.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2708 on: June 06, 2017, 06:04:47 AM »
The Illusionist with Ed Norton. Not bad.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2709 on: June 07, 2017, 12:11:39 PM »
Katalin Varga (2009)

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2710 on: June 07, 2017, 12:15:51 PM »
The Illusionist with Ed Norton. Not bad.

It has definite revolutionary and occult themes, but I always liked it too. I've probably seen it three times. I enjoy psychological thrillers.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2711 on: June 09, 2017, 11:39:46 AM »
Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)



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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2712 on: June 09, 2017, 08:48:51 PM »
The Handmaiden (2016)


I watched this last week but it surely isn't appropriate to watch. Sick plot.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2713 on: June 10, 2017, 11:05:13 AM »
The Handmaiden (2016)
I watched this last week but it surely isn't appropriate to watch. Sick plot.

It would definitely not have passed muster with the National Legion of Decency in the olden days, that's for certain.  But these days, I don't know.  We are living in the reign of relativism, and even on a traditional Catholic forum, "inappropriate" is a subjective and contentious term.  Some years ago, I would've cared.  Nowadays I've reverted to just watching the same kinds of movies I always did.  The Handmaiden is an interesting movie in terms of aesthetics, the way it creates a dreamy world, lingering on scenes of girls in Victorian dresses carrying dainty parasols while strolling the manicured gardens of an imposing brick mansion, and mahogany-paneled libraries full of antiquarian books with woodcuts of Asian erotica.  I mostly enjoyed it, even though it was melodramatic and over-the-top at parts.  I'd give it four stars out of five, but it's not a personal favorite or anything.  My all-time favorite movie is Barry Lyndon, which I believe is rated PG, due to a scene where Marisa Berenson's breasts are briefly exposed while she's lying in a bath.

I guess you could say it's an occasion of sin, but there's just no standard for "occasion of sin" anymore.  It's left for the individual to decide.  Do you remember the poster named Jerome, who came onto the forum and started pointing out how just about every other movie in this thread is filled with mortal sin?  He was actually in the right, but anyone can read the thread and see the reactions.  You can see the snark and sarcasm come out—the typical modes of defense that get reared whenever people are made uncomfortable (and the laughter that colors that sort of jocularity is undoubtedly a nervous laughter). 

It's my own theory that Bishop Williamson bears some responsibility in all this, because as soon as he deemed The Sound of Music "pornographic," he lost all credibility as a movie critic, and that was the decisive moment where traditional Catholics could reasonably differ with their hierarchy, and cultural standards slid further (and I would say irrevocably) away from the monolithic to the diverse.  Even if the Catholic Church were restored to tradition tomorrow, with a Pope Fellay, and the Vatican set up an authoritative film advisory board, I would bet that a lot of traditional Catholics would still feel content to ignore it as "too prudish" or some such.  The prevailing attitude of the day is dissent and rebellion.  Yet somehow I don't mind it.  I recently watched a movie I really and truly enjoyed, which I would assign a full five stars to, called Diary of a Chambermaid.  Even though it takes place a hundred years ago, it really captures the spirit of the age.  In another thread, it was mentioned how some French women can be "cold and aloof," and there might be a grain of truth to that.  The lead actress in Diary of a Chambermaid, Lea Seydoux, has a face and a fierce gaze that are able to really capture that coldness and contemptuousness.  This is a creature that kicks at the goad and bristles at the bit, hurling half-audible curses under her breath at her cruel employer.  "What did you say?"  "Nothing."  I loved it.

I might make a thread where we can list our "Top 20 movies of the current millennium."  That one would be on mine.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #2714 on: June 10, 2017, 11:38:01 AM »
I guess you could say it's an occasion of sin, but there's just no standard for "occasion of sin" anymore.  It's left for the individual to decide.  Do you remember the poster named Jerome, who came onto the forum and started pointing out how just about every other movie in this thread is filled with mortal sin?  He was actually in the right, but anyone can read the thread and see the reactions.  You can see the snark and sarcasm come out—the typical modes of defense that get reared whenever people are made uncomfortable (the laughter that colors that sort of jocularity is undoubtedly a nervous laughter). 
I remember Jerome. I kind of agreed with him in general though he was more strict than I am. On Cathinfo he accused me of sinning because I browse the internet without all images blocked even though I do not go to bad websites. If I was KK I would not have banned him because I think the more rigorous should be welcome to counteract the lax. I think those arguments make for a good forum.
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