Rate the latest movie you've seen.

Started by GalacticBusDriver, February 16, 2013, 12:37:09 AM

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SGOS

Mark Wahlberg Planet of the Apes (2001) is a film I didn't know about, and being a mild fan of the franchise, this surprised me. The premise is the same as it is for all "apes" films, but the story is quite different. 43% and 24% ratings from critics and viewers, which may be the reason I never heard about it. It did hold my attention, mostly because I enjoyed comparing it to the original.  Even the most recent reboots with their spectacular special effects don't compare to the original story, which in my opinion is a Hollywood landmark, as outdated as it is in special effects.

Blackleaf

I don't know. I always considered the concept too silly to be able to take it seriously. I think I remember seeing that reboot, and I thought it was okay.
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SGOS

Quote from: Blackleaf on May 12, 2024, 04:58:28 PMI don't know. I always considered the concept too silly to be able to take it seriously. I think I remember seeing that reboot, and I thought it was okay.
Silly for sure, but not meant to take seriously. But I thought it was an insightful commentary on social values (the original film, anyway). Silly/fun/thoughtful, except that the ending gave me a sick feeling.

Cassia

The Enemy Below....free on YT

Thrilling sea chase. Curd Jürgens and Mitchum, both excellent. Always liked Red Oct. I can tell they looked to this classic for inspiration.

Gawdzilla Sama

Quote from: Cassia on May 14, 2024, 06:42:41 PMThe Enemy Below....free on YT

Thrilling sea chase. Curd Jürgens and Mitchum, both excellent. Always liked Red Oct. I can tell they looked to this classic for inspiration.

There was a very funny spoof on that one, doubt I could ever find it.

The movie was correct in the technical aspects. This from a retired Navy man.

BUT if you liked that one you should see "GREYHOUND". I was very impressed with that one. Tom Hanks plays USN Commander on his first war cruise, across Torpedo Alley.
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Unbeliever

I just watched a movie called Oblivion, with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman! It was pretty damned good, kind of a cross between Top Gun and Star Wars.
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Gawdzilla Sama

And the premise was rather unique.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Unbeliever

God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

SGOS

Quote from: Unbeliever on May 16, 2024, 11:06:34 PMI just watched a movie called Oblivion, with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman! It was pretty damned good, kind of a cross between Top Gun and Star Wars.
Quote from: Cassia on May 14, 2024, 06:42:41 PMThe Enemy Below....free on YT

Thrilling sea chase. Curd Jürgens and Mitchum, both excellent. Always liked Red Oct. I can tell they looked to this classic for inspiration.

I found it on Utube and watched The Enemy Below last night. I vaguely remember seeing it back in the 50s at the theater. Hunt for Red October has got to be somewhere on my top 5 favorite films. I own it, and can't say how many times I've watched it. It is a well crafted story with an unparalleled cast.

Cassia

The Mummy (2017 film), Tom Cruise

Gave up about 35 minutes in. Didn't care about what was happening.

Gawdzilla Sama

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

SGOS

North By Northwest - Still as good as I remembered. Some of the romantic scenes did not age well and reflect the Hollywood tropes of the 1950s, but the story still held my attention.

Mr.Obvious

Memory, starring liam neeson.

Definitely not bad. Perhaps a little slow for a whydunnit-thriller.
I remember watching the original belgian film 'de zaak alzheimer' fondly. But that was 20 years ago and films were a bit slower then.

Gotta say, the original wins out. But if you hate reading subtitles  you might as wel go with liam neeson.
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Cassia

After catching a clip from the very decent neo-noir crime film "In Cold Blood", I was pursuing Robert Blake's wiki. Geez, from a lead spot as an "our gang" kid to being on trial for shooting his wife in the head.  I would watch Baretta just to see that cockatoo "Fred".