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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #660 on: November 28, 2013, 01:48:48 AM »
Catching Fire.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #661 on: November 28, 2013, 03:33:52 AM »
Catching Fire.

When I saw you as the most recent poster, I knew this was going to be your answer...
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #662 on: November 28, 2013, 11:53:35 AM »
Hahaha! Everyone and their mother saw it last night. It was really good. More substantial than the first one. My sister hasn't seen the first one and it's not a genre she cares for, but now she wants to read the books.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #663 on: November 29, 2013, 11:54:05 AM »
The Hunger Games, followed by The Bling Ring. It was festive.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #665 on: December 03, 2013, 12:17:27 AM »
The Awakening. Weird. Terrible.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #666 on: December 03, 2013, 12:33:39 AM »
The Awakening. Weird. Terrible.

Odd.  I thought it was pretty good.  A tad frustrating towards the end, but better than most ghost stories.  It was superbly filmed, at any rate: pale, haunting, Edwardian gothic.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #667 on: December 03, 2013, 06:48:08 AM »
It had potential, but it went completely off the rails halfway through.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #668 on: December 03, 2013, 11:16:32 AM »
It had potential, but it went completely off the rails halfway through.

The set-up was much better than the fulfillment, I agree, but I didn't think it was all that bad.  I rated it "four stars" on my Netflix account (which, according to Netflix, means I "really liked it") but probably more for the atmospherics and the actors than the story.  Rebecca Hall and Dominic West are both pretty good.  They're not Saoirse Ronan or  Michael Fassbender, of course, but they'll do.

I've been away from this thread for several months.  Getting caught up:

Vampyr, a Danish film directed by Carl Dreyer(who also directed The Passion of Joan of Arc) from 1932. One of the most Catholic horror films ever made. And also one of the scariest.

Agreed.  It's hard for me to decide if the best vampire movie is Vampyr or Nosferatu (or, wild card nomination: Shadow of the Vampire), but Vampyr is definitely at the pinnacle.  There's an exquisite Criterion Collection boxed edition that is well worth the price.  The bonus materials are actually worthwhile, for a change.  The story behind it is just as strange as the movie.  The main actor, Julian West, was not a trained actor at all, but a wealthy eccentric baron who financed the movie with the caveat that he be its star.  (I guess it was easier to get away with that kind of thing in the days of silents).  Fortunately he had a solemnly expressive stare.

A good Christmas present for a cinephile.



"To Live" -- Chinese movie by Zhang Yimou, starring Gong Li. Epic movie.

Zhang Yimou has made some really superb films, mostly in the 90s.  Raise the Red Lantern and The Road Home, like To Live, are both great.  I don't know why he hopped on the bandwagon of martial arts films in the aughts, but oh well.

I should add, Maximilian, on a complimentary note, that your tenure on this forum has greatly improved its overall quality.  I've only been a lurker since your arrival, but I have admired many of your posts.  You have a gift for articulating unpopular views well; you're able to appeal to both reason and intuition.  I just wanted to say as much now, since I won't be able to in the unlikely event that you get permanently banned (may it never happen).
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #669 on: December 03, 2013, 12:19:38 PM »

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Agreed.  It's hard for me to decide if the best vampire movie is Vampyr or Nosferatu (or, wild card nomination: Shadow of the Vampire), but Vampyr is definitely at the pinnacle.  There's an exquisite Criterion Collection boxed edition that is well worth the price.  The bonus materials are actually worthwhile, for a change.  The story behind it is just as strange as the movie.  The main actor, Julian West, was not a trained actor at all, but a wealthy eccentric baron who financed the movie with the caveat that he be its star.  (I guess it was easier to get away with that kind of thing in the days of silents).  Fortunately he had a solemnly expressive stare.

A good Christmas present for a cinephile.


I watched Nosferatu last week; it was just released to Blu-ray. I think I like Vampyr more, but both are great films. Being a fan of the Hollywood horror films of the thirties, I think my personal favorite vampire movie is the underrated Dracula's Daughter, but Vampyr is probably the best movie ever made on the subject of the Undead.

I have that Criterion edition of Vampyr, it is a beautiful set.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #670 on: December 03, 2013, 12:30:59 PM »
Thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful compliment.

I just wanted to say as much now, since I won't be able to in the unlikely event that you get permanently banned (may it never happen).

In the past I've been pretty good at ducking those things, although this forum seems more arbitrary and therefore more easy to slip up. Although one time I was banned from Angelqueen for defending Bishop Williamson. Ironically, this was before 2009, at which time everyone including the moderator switched sides and started liking Bishop Williamson. Which was a very heart-warming thing to see -- that everyone supported him when he was under attack, rather than fleeing in his time of need, even though they had been ambivalent beforehand.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #671 on: December 03, 2013, 12:33:40 PM »
Pacific Rim

 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #672 on: December 03, 2013, 06:46:59 PM »
Thor: The Dark World.

I enjoy the blend of mythology and science fiction, and the interesting spin they put on things like the svartalfar. I enjoy Thor as a traditional hero: strong, faithful, forthright, generous. Beautiful scenery and effects.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #673 on: December 04, 2013, 12:36:41 PM »
Still waiting on some friends to nail down an available date for seeing Catching Fire.

Still waiting on some film company to produce an adaptation of Stephen King's The Long Walk, which is in a very similar vein to The Hunger Games.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #674 on: December 04, 2013, 06:03:09 PM »
A Christmas Story:)
"Make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found."