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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20860 on: October 14, 2009, 11:49:31 PM »
Deep Water:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460766/

Back around 2002, I was just randomly looking at books on a table at a bookstore and picked up one called "A Voyage for Madmen," which was about a 1968  single-handed sailing race around the world and the tole it took on the members in the race.  Maybe 2 years later I actually read the book and loved it.  

Fast forward to 2 years ago, I found somebody mention this documentary about the same race on another site so I ordered it from Amazon.  So last weekend I actually sat down to watch it after having it for 2 years.  It mainly focuses on Donald Crowhurst and the breakdown he has after being on the sea by himself for 9 months.  It is a fascinating retelling of what can happen to somebody who makes a decision to try to cheat in the race and what that decision does to him over the next 9 months as he gets closer to having to finishing the race.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20861 on: October 15, 2009, 02:58:49 AM »
Recently, I rewatched Pulp Fiction because I'd had hardly any memory of it. Same was true for Fargo, the other 90s favourite around here, so I rewatched it last weekend. I come out clearly in favour of Fargo, but it is still not a film I'll ever really love, mostly because it is so much about killing people, I guess. The absurdity, the humour and the minimalism appealed to me much more than the flourishes and stylishness of Pulp Fiction did - but I'd say the characters were equally strong in both films. 

All in all, I'm concluding that I may simply not be a crime film kind of girl.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20862 on: October 15, 2009, 10:05:54 AM »
Indiana Jones 1-4 that's adventure if you ask me
Borune Trilogy
Die Hard
Taken I'd say that's a thriller
National Treasure that's adventure but I can see how some would count it as action
Lethal Weapon 1-3
Kill Bill vol. 1&2
Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace that's not a very good action movie
Black Rain It's not a pure action movie
Domino not a very good movie (imho), action ... sure but it gives you seizures
Fast & Furious
12 Rounds
The Last Boyscout (AWESOME!)
Rambo II & III & of course the 4th one!
Predator movies
Commando
True Lies
Terminator movies
Speed - that's a must for modern action
Shooter - overlooked bloody awesomeness!

You ask for straight up action movies? These are straight up action movies.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20863 on: October 15, 2009, 10:24:21 AM »
Rambo II & III & of course the 4th one!
Commando
True Lies
Terminator movies T2 only.
Speed - that's a must for modern action

I agree with these recommendations. Don't take Commando too seriously though, to some it's glorious to others it's cheesy.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20864 on: October 15, 2009, 10:34:06 AM »
If you do any kind of action without seeing District B13, you are doing yourself a disservice.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20865 on: October 15, 2009, 11:07:24 AM »
Ivan's Childhood (1962, Andrei Tarkovsky)

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Pretty to look at. Decent story.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20866 on: October 15, 2009, 11:32:09 AM »
If you do any kind of action without seeing District B13, you are doing yourself a disservice.
Rambo II & III & of course the 4th one!
Commando
True Lies
Speed - that's a must for modern action
I agree with these recommendations. Don't take Commando too seriously though, to some it's glorious to others it's cheesy.
The Last Boyscout (AWESOME!)
Rambo II & III & of course the 4th one!
Commando
True Lies
Speed - that's a must for modern action
Shooter - overlooked bloody awesomeness!
I'm just asking for straight up action.
Lock Stock & Snatch.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Here's my list.

I should have said up front that I'm excluding sci-fi because I'm going to have a whole other month for sci-fi in the next few months.

Indiana Jones 1-4 that's adventure if you ask me
If you really think Indiana Jones is adventure...I always thought adventure was more shwashbuckling sword stuff like Robin Hood and The Princess Bride.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20867 on: October 15, 2009, 11:34:30 AM »
Un Chien Andalou (1st Viewing)
Bunuel's first film is on youtube, so I gave it a watch. This on is for the Eraserhead type crowd, which fortunately I consider myself a part of. some really grisly images, including the famous shot involving an eye near the beginning. I just had a cold shiver thinking about it. A "fun" exercise in surrealism.
3/5

Kings Ransom (1st Viewing)
I want to keep up with espns 30 for 30 documentary series but am having a really hard time with their schedule. Im a movie guy, not a tv guy, so Ive never bought Tivo. THis is the first time Ive really wanted it, because they show all these hour long movies at like 4, 5, and 6 oclock west coast so they arent conflicting with sports. I cant make it home from work by the beginning. Watched this one about the Gretzey trade from Edmonton to LA and thought it was quite good. Im not a hockey fan...but I remember first losing Griffey in Seattle and how hard that was for me as a teenager. And for various reasons, this Gretzey thing was a WAY bigger deal than that. Really interesting.
3/5

Blade Runner (1st viewing theatrical cut, 2nd overall as Ive seen either the directors or final cut before)
A really great movie that I decided to revisit since the details were starting to become fuzzy having not seen it in 4 or 5 years. I dont remember the film noir like voiceovers, but maybe thats because the verision I saw years ago didnt have it. Didnt really like it...it just tells you what is happening when the movie does a fine job letting you experience it for yourself. A great scifi movie that leaves you with a lot to think about.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20868 on: October 15, 2009, 11:50:26 AM »
Straight Up Action Movies...

The Road Warrior
48 hrs.
Running Scared
Gone in 60 Seconds (the 1974 original with the 40min car chase finale)
The Fast and The Furious (the original
The Rock
The Blues Brothers
Bad Boys 2 (crappy, but full of action)
The Driver
Face/Off
Hard-Boiled
The Killer
The Italian Job
Smokey and the Bandit
The Transporter (only the first 2)
To Live and Die in L.A.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20869 on: October 15, 2009, 01:22:07 PM »

Thanks for all the suggestions. Here's my list.


Love seeing Léon there: Natalie in one of the best child performances ever.
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