What was the last film you watched? v3

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Sep 14 2010 19:38

Thanks for the info mate, I haven't seen it and will look it up.
I agree with the above on the Nation of Islam business (thanks also petey), but considering the decay that most "stars" fall into I don't think that Ali done bad and largely, in the terrible glare of "fame", remained his own man.

Once again, I recommend "When We Were Kings". You couldn't write the script for the fight and you couldn't have provided a script for this documentary right down to the fight's delay and the storm from the north on its way. It shows something of the nature of the Mobutu regime and the general build up for the fight starting in the US. Ali wowed the population when he arrived and Foreman, by contrast, made one of boxing's great PR disasters by getting off the plane with a snarling, barking Alsatian straining on the leash. The very symbol of the oppressing white powers in this part of the world.
The fight itself is not shown extensively but the image of Ali, in the break between the fifth and sixth, looking into his own soul is inspiring. Especially with what he did next.
The music and dancing's good too.

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Sep 15 2010 23:34
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John Carpenters The Thing, still gripping and pretty scary after nearly 30 years.

Were you lucky enough to see it in a cinema?
I got the special edition DVD and it's one of the few where I've bothered to watch all of the extras and listen to the commentaries.

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Sep 16 2010 11:49

Unfortunately, I didn't but I would like to. I have to say though I do think it is a bit like Alien on ice, if you see what I mean! Saw Alien at the cinema when it came out and it was truly a cinematic experience and something you can only really appreciate at the cinema (and not some poking multi-screen, either).

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Sep 16 2010 18:30
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John Carpenters The Thing, still gripping and pretty scary after nearly 30 years.

A superb movie... I really love that film. In fact I love a lot of carpenter's movies.

Unfortunately I did not watch any move since 2 months sad But when I can I will watch this;

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1017460/

it looks great...

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Sep 16 2010 18:34
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Last film I watched was the new star trek. Loved every minute of it.

That is a joke right. As the time passes and the sinema tech advances, hollywood is cutting the script and scenario more and adding in boring actions. I think that is why always reshooting old fantastic or sci-fi's again; this is the best way to cut the narrative in the first 5 minutes... In that sense, last star trek was a treason to the universe...

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Sep 16 2010 19:03

mikali, youd don't watch movies to relax?wink or is startrek a speciality?
anyway, it somehow reminded me Watchmen, which i find to be a brilliant movie which compared to the rest of the the hollywood production at least makes your brain think about things. although i have heard a some very negative comments on that film.

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Sep 16 2010 19:11

I agree watchmen was good. But the comic version was better. After all it is all about 80's and nuclear warfare fear...

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Sep 16 2010 19:15

i don't know the comic so it allows me broader imagination. but you ruined it nowgrinň
EDIT: oh, by the way, Watchmen was for me very interesting because I really felt that i am watching a comic. Not like Sin City or any other comic-based movie. The Watchen were in some aspects really special.

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Sep 16 2010 19:18
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Watched Cool Hand Luke last night. Nobody can accuse me of being out of touch with modern cinema, eh? ;)

quality film that

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Sep 16 2010 19:29
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you ruined it now

sorry eek

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Sep 18 2010 01:00

uh just to sidestep the above discussion, has anybody ever seen Jon Jost's Angel City? Just watched that tonight, mindblowingly good.

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Sep 18 2010 11:38

The taking of Pelham 123 - shockingly the remake wasn't a complete piece of shit. Almost turned it off after two minutes because the intro was crap but it turned out to be an ok bog standard action film. Obviously not even vaguely close to the original.

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Sep 26 2010 07:01

I just finished watching SALT of Angelina Jollie...She's really good and i love the twist of the story...

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Sep 26 2010 07:09
jef costello wrote:
The taking of Pelham 123 - shockingly the remake wasn't a complete piece of shit. Almost turned it off after two minutes because the intro was crap but it turned out to be an ok bog standard action film. Obviously not even vaguely close to the original.

seen this, as you say an ok action film.

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Sep 26 2010 16:53

The Hangover: not too bad, was expecting it to be awful and the set-up was a bit clunky but it turned out to be a fun film.

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Oct 2 2010 09:58

Machete; a great movie.

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Oct 3 2010 15:29

saw The Other Guys in this in the other week, was really good, very funny. Also, if you watch the music sequence at the end it means you don't have to watch Michael Moores capitalism: a Love story. Which I also watched a couple of weeks ago. It has a couple of okay bits, but no narrative at all and the politics are very confused - he says clearly that capitalism is evil and should be replaced, however throughout it he supports capitalism of the FDR/social democratic kind. not very surprising, but still...

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Oct 10 2010 22:57

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs. A bit clunky at times and I don't see why they even bothered with the Dad, but quite a fun movie.

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Oct 16 2010 20:40

Documentary on Bukharin

Really not necessary to understand Russian to follow, I just watched it for some of the unique footage. Later half has an interview with his widow who was still alive when the film was made (1989).

best to download the parts

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Nov 17 2010 21:09

The last film I watched was
A politcal film, fortunately
It was made by Schnews
I always pronounced sknews
It had crusties, sabs and the edl
What combintion...

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Nov 18 2010 11:27

I've watched a ton but Dellamorte Dellamore on Halloween was a good choice.

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Nov 18 2010 21:26

Harlan County, USA

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Nov 27 2010 01:10

800 Balas. Spaghetti western stuntmen wage class war against their boss and riot police when the land they work on is sold to a development firm. Mint.

Also saw a more serious film about class, Blue Collar. It's a fairly scathing critique on unions and how they keep workers under the thumb of management and divided, inspired by the Lordstown strikes. The ICC would be proud. Richard Pryor's actually in this and is very good. I saw this recommended in an old thread on here years ago so cheers Libcom!

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Nov 27 2010 19:48

Made in Dagenham

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Dec 11 2010 13:44
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800 Balas. Spaghetti western stuntmen wage class war against their boss and riot police when the land they work on is sold to a development firm. Mint.

Also saw a more serious film about class, Blue Collar. It's a fairly scathing critique on unions and how they keep workers under the thumb of management and divided, inspired by the Lordstown strikes. The ICC would be proud. Richard Pryor's actually in this and is very good. I saw this recommended in an old thread on here years ago so cheers Libcom!

I just got hold of 800 balas, haven't watched it yet. Blue Collar is good.

Just watched Terminator: Salvation. Dull and stupid.

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Dec 11 2010 18:24

I just watched Howl, which i thought was very well done. Some didn't like Eric Drooker's animation sequences but I thought they were lovely. I did see a review by someone who seemed to have firsthand knowledge of the trial who said the film didn't do justice to the defense attorney's flamboyance or the prosecutor's stupidity There are a couple of minor historical flaws. Ginsberg wasn't in New York during the trial, he was in Tangers helping Burroughs put Naked Lunch into publishable form and the Footnote to Howl wasn't finished at the time of the famous first reading depicted in the film.

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Dec 13 2010 20:22

Blame it on Fidel

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Dec 19 2010 10:53

The making of C'etait un rendez-vous - Not a film but a very nice little DVD extra. Well worth a watch if you liked C'etait un rendez-vous.

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Dec 28 2010 14:18

Tillsammans by hippy socialist Lukas Moodysson - "Washing up is bourgeois" and The Robber about 80's Austrian marathon runner cum bank robber.

C'etait un rendez-vous is a good film, that making of sounds good too.

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Dec 28 2010 20:18

Planet Terror and Machete. Both were surprisingly good, especially PT.