What's The Last Movie You Saw?

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:57 am

So a bunch of us went to 2-for-1 night at the Elks (the "cheap" one downtown where movies play after they disappear from first run theatres) to see Star Trek: Into the Darkness: Da-da-DAH!-da-da-da-da-DAH!

I rather liked it. I've read pros and cons regarding Abrams' AU treatment of the franchise, but have to give him credit for creating "action" movies that are fun to watch. It's my understanding that he was never a trekkie growing up, but he's developing a series worth watching that will stand up to the original series in a way that some of the later TV spin-offs do not. I like the casting, I like the character development, and I liked all the little homages in this one to both the classic, original series, and some of the subsequent movies.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain on Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:54 pm

The last film passing my eyeballs was Pleasantville, which I have not seen since...a long time ago. It was better than I remember, a real feel-good film with plenty of humour, not to mention some wonderful special effects used to mix colour and black and white.

Before that was Cool Runnings, yet another film I have not seen in forever. In fact, I believe both films were seen by myself around they time they were originally released. they certainly brought back memories for me.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby bacon on Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:09 am

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart on Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:15 am

I am hoping to see the Alan Partridge movie.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:01 am

Just showed In The Loop to the ladypartner last night, very fun flick to me, though it is a little depressing in that it's about idiots (and some perhaps genuinely evil ones) in government starting or failing to prevent war. It's got Peter Capaldi swearing beautifully though, so that's fun. I fancy he's like what you'd get if you crossed db with Roy.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:33 pm

Toy Story 3.

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Ravi Oli on Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:54 am

[off topic]My 'boy' joined the Air Force last Tuesday. Was away in Sydney on a training course so will have to make the graduation ceremony [1000km drive away in Wagga Wagga] He has trained and worked in avionics for ~8yrs [helicopters] so should fast-track to a fair degree. [/off topic]
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:52 am

Congratulations, Ravi. I'm sure he must be quite impressively intelligent if he has figured out how to make helicopters fly upside-down.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Rainswept on Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:20 pm

Veronica Mars. Was not disappoint.
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