Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

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  • DerlemkeDerlemke Asheville, North Carolina
    Think this may be the first time I've posted in years of being a member. 
    I watched Extraction on Netflix. Really enjoyed the story, location the action. Extraction has a mix of John Wick and Heat. The better Hemsworth is great and it fills a John Wick sized hole in my heart during Covid. 
    Hatorian
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk - A coming of age movie and the directorial debut of Eric Stoltz. The movie revolves around Gabe a 16 year old Jehovah's Witness in 1983. Gabe goes through struggles with following the stringent rules of his faith and the opening of the world to him while being under the watchful eye of his community. 

    The movie tries very hard to walk the line between comedy and drama and succeeds as much as it fails. Overall it kept me invested in Gabe throughout the movie.

    Amazon Prime
  • edited April 29
    Tigertail 

    Poorly written, poorly paced, and poorly acted. Not even the minimal amount of ambition could save this from mediocrity. 

    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    I watched this for the first time in 15 years because of where we are right now in The Clone Wars show. 

    It’s still so unbelievably fucking awful. Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing in this movie and nobody can act. Anakin HATES Obi-Wan out of nowhere and their final fight is such a ludicrous CGI shitfest. 

    JaimieTken hale
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Yesterday 

    Had no idea it was a Danny Boyle joint but that makes total sense cause it’s a very entertaining movie.  Watched it over the weekend and I still have The Long And Winding Road on loop in my head. Such an amazing song.  
    Chinaski
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    fidoz said:
    Leave No Trace - This is a story about a Iraq war vet father and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the deep woods of Oregon. After being discovered they are sent on a difficult journey of trying to resolve where they fit in society and how their increasingly opposing desires can coexist. 

    Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit) is quickly becoming one of my favorite young actresses. Ben Foster seems to be settling into his niche as a early middle age actor and making really good role choices.

    Amazon Prime
    God, that is a fantastic movie. The ending hit me in the gut. It is just amazing. Everyone should give this one a look. Saying I was a different person by the end may be a bit of hyperbole, but it was close. 
    Those actors make the movie. Ben foster is my most underrated actor. He’s amazing in everything he does. 3:10 to Yuma..amazing. Hell or high water...amazing. Alpha dog...amazing. 
  • fidoz said:
    Freddy said:
    Alright @fidoz , now you're just making movies up.
    I just put a poll up on The Big Picture Facebook group asking what movie I should watch for my 200th movie of this year. I should hit that milestone on Wednesday. I'll throw the options up on here too. I haven't seen any of these movies. 

    1. Seven Samurai
    2. Chunking Express
    3. Miller's Crossing
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. Vertigo
    I love Chunking Express for how delightfully weird it is. You also get to see one of the earlier collaborations between Wong Kar-Wai and his long-time cinematographer Christopher Doyle featuring psychedelic colors and fluid movement they continued to employ for decades to come. It is a chatty snapshot of a Hong Kong that no longer exists after its return to China one year after this movie was released. The music almost seems too much for how it is used but feels very true to the time and space. Finally, the four main characters were played by an all-star cast so you get a really good introduction of some of the biggest names in Chinese-speaking movies. Enjoy!  
    fidoz
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    Hatorian said:
    fidoz said:
    Leave No Trace - This is a story about a Iraq war vet father and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the deep woods of Oregon. After being discovered they are sent on a difficult journey of trying to resolve where they fit in society and how their increasingly opposing desires can coexist. 

    Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit) is quickly becoming one of my favorite young actresses. Ben Foster seems to be settling into his niche as a early middle age actor and making really good role choices.

    Amazon Prime
    God, that is a fantastic movie. The ending hit me in the gut. It is just amazing. Everyone should give this one a look. Saying I was a different person by the end may be a bit of hyperbole, but it was close. 
    Those actors make the movie. Ben foster is my most underrated actor. He’s amazing in everything he does. 3:10 to Yuma..amazing. Hell or high water...amazing. Alpha dog...amazing. 
    he was really good in Six Feet Under too back in the day.

    Hatorian
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Hatorian said:
    fidoz said:
    Leave No Trace - This is a story about a Iraq war vet father and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the deep woods of Oregon. After being discovered they are sent on a difficult journey of trying to resolve where they fit in society and how their increasingly opposing desires can coexist. 

    Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit) is quickly becoming one of my favorite young actresses. Ben Foster seems to be settling into his niche as a early middle age actor and making really good role choices.

    Amazon Prime
    God, that is a fantastic movie. The ending hit me in the gut. It is just amazing. Everyone should give this one a look. Saying I was a different person by the end may be a bit of hyperbole, but it was close. 
    Those actors make the movie. Ben foster is my most underrated actor. He’s amazing in everything he does. 3:10 to Yuma..amazing. Hell or high water...amazing. Alpha dog...amazing. 
    I agree. He’s also great in The Messenger. 
    Hatorian
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Chinaski said:
    Hatorian said:
    fidoz said:
    Leave No Trace - This is a story about a Iraq war vet father and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the deep woods of Oregon. After being discovered they are sent on a difficult journey of trying to resolve where they fit in society and how their increasingly opposing desires can coexist. 

    Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit) is quickly becoming one of my favorite young actresses. Ben Foster seems to be settling into his niche as a early middle age actor and making really good role choices.

    Amazon Prime
    God, that is a fantastic movie. The ending hit me in the gut. It is just amazing. Everyone should give this one a look. Saying I was a different person by the end may be a bit of hyperbole, but it was close. 
    Those actors make the movie. Ben foster is my most underrated actor. He’s amazing in everything he does. 3:10 to Yuma..amazing. Hell or high water...amazing. Alpha dog...amazing. 
    he was really good in Six Feet Under too back in the day.

    I remember his hair on SFU not being that amazing. Well, maybe it was early 2000's amazing. Who knows. 
    Picture of Ben Foster in Six Feet Under - ben-foster-1343840128
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    The Farewell - Just a terrific movie that gives you all the feels. I didn't expect to like it nears as much as I did. I look forward to what Lulu Wang has to offer in the future. 

    Amazon Prime
    amyja89JSDCARyanReeseman
  • Dee said:
    Hatorian said:
    fidoz said:
    Leave No Trace - This is a story about a Iraq war vet father and his daughter who have been living off the grid in the deep woods of Oregon. After being discovered they are sent on a difficult journey of trying to resolve where they fit in society and how their increasingly opposing desires can coexist. 

    Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit) is quickly becoming one of my favorite young actresses. Ben Foster seems to be settling into his niche as a early middle age actor and making really good role choices.

    Amazon Prime
    God, that is a fantastic movie. The ending hit me in the gut. It is just amazing. Everyone should give this one a look. Saying I was a different person by the end may be a bit of hyperbole, but it was close. 
    Those actors make the movie. Ben foster is my most underrated actor. He’s amazing in everything he does. 3:10 to Yuma..amazing. Hell or high water...amazing. Alpha dog...amazing. 
    I agree. He’s also great in The Messenger. 
    Anyone remember his small role as the special needs student in Freaks and Geeks? How about his starring role in a Disney show called Flash Forward costarring Kayley from Firefly? He’s been around since my childhood and been one of my favs since. 
    HatorianBrieanneDee
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    One Child Nation - Over the past forty years here in the US, China's overpopulation and policies have often been the subject of jokes. This powerful, enlightening and often gut wrenching documentary shines a light on the true cost of China's one child policy. Forced sterilizations, forced late term abortions and infant abandonment have taken an emotional toll on two generations of Chinese parents. Highly recommended. 

    Amazon Prime
  • You Were Never Really Here. That was one of the most intense movie experiences I had in a while. Would be a great baldmove prestige.
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Schlupp said:
    You Were Never Really Here. That was one of the most intense movie experiences I had in a while. Would be a great baldmove prestige.
    I keep meaning to get around to that one. I bought it digitally on a sale, and I just never made it happen. 
    Schlupp
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Anna Karenina - I normally watch a couple movies during the day but today I watched Anna Karenina and it is such a slog it took me all day to get through it. I love Russian history and reading about their culture and I really love nearly everyone in this cast Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson the list goes on. However, I hate director Joey Wrights stylized take on the Tolstoy classic. It was boring. It couldn't decide if it wanted to be Shakespeare In Love, Moulin Rouge or a more traditional period piece. 

    Netflix
  • edited May 2
    Drive

    Been awhile since I’ve seen this and I forgot how much I loved it. Excellent camera work, great 80s synth soundtrack, and just a brutal, throwback-style revenge story. Gosling’s alright but doesn’t really need to do much, most of the lifting is done here by the intoxicating aesthetic and a nice cast of supporting players. Not much of a Nicolas Winding Refn guy, but this is the one that slaps.
    Noel
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Drive

    Been awhile since I’ve seen this and I forgot how much I loved it. Excellent camera work, great 80s synth soundtrack, and just a brutal, throwback-style revenge story. Gosling’s alright but doesn’t really need to do much, most of the lifting is done here by the intoxicating aesthetic and a nice cast of supporting players. Not much of a Nicolas Winding Refn guy, but this is the one that slaps.
    Have you tried to watch Too Old To Die Young on Prime? It's not an easy Refn watch.
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Joshy - Nice little indie comedy from 2016 with an all star comic cast. Thomas Middleditch plays Joshy a guy whose wedding plans to Allison Brie suddenly end. His friends (Adam Pally, Nick Kroll, Brett Gellman) decide to lift his spirits by continuing with his bachelor party getaway plans in the countryside. 

    The movie has some great laughs but is a little uneven. Cameos by Linda Eddlestein and Paul Reiser are hilarious. The cast also includes Jenny Slate, Jake Johnson and Aubrey Plaza.

    Hulu
  • fidoz said:
    Drive

    Been awhile since I’ve seen this and I forgot how much I loved it. Excellent camera work, great 80s synth soundtrack, and just a brutal, throwback-style revenge story. Gosling’s alright but doesn’t really need to do much, most of the lifting is done here by the intoxicating aesthetic and a nice cast of supporting players. Not much of a Nicolas Winding Refn guy, but this is the one that slaps.
    Have you tried to watch Too Old To Die Young on Prime? It's not an easy Refn watch.
    I haven’t. Having seen Bronson, The Neon Demon, Only God Forgives, and Valhalla Rising, I feel like watching a 10 episode series from him would just be a little too much. I love the aesthetic he has in most of his movies, it’s very stylish neon city-scape John Wick kinda shit, but the constant brutality of the violence is a lot to put up with, especially when it’s against women.
  • edited May 2
    Hot Summer Nights

    Woof, I should have broke my rule and watched the trailer. The only part of this movie that is even remotely worth a shit is the chemistry between Timothée Chalamet and Maika Monroe. 

    Other than that this is a hard pass. It’s like Blow if it was made by the CW Network. 
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Vertigo - Vertigo won the vote to be my 200th movie of 2020 and boy did it live up to the hype. This is the master at his finest. He crafts a mystery that keeps you completely engaged and is totally digestible.  The twists and turns keep coming all the way up to the final credits.

    iTunes Purchase
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Hard to Kill is on.

    Steven Segal Sunday
    Chinaski
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    edited May 3
    The Assistant (2019)

    From IMDb: "A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position."

    A very different take on the bones of the #MeToo movement than something like Bombshell. Not explosive or victory seeking like the justice stories we want to see, but rather a slow crawling insidious look at the reality of such a situation. Verging on horror at times.

    Was it good? Yes. Was it entertaining? No.
    JaimieT
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    amyja89 said:
    The Assistant (2019)

    From IMDb: "A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position."

    A very different take on the bones of the #MeToo movement than something like Bombshell. Not explosive or victory seeking like the justice stories we want to see, but rather a slow crawling insidious look at the reality of such a situation. Verging on horror at times.

    Was it good? Yes. Was it entertaining? No.


    Because it was uncomfortable? Sounds interesting.
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    JaimieT said:
    amyja89 said:
    The Assistant (2019)

    From IMDb: "A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position."

    A very different take on the bones of the #MeToo movement than something like Bombshell. Not explosive or victory seeking like the justice stories we want to see, but rather a slow crawling insidious look at the reality of such a situation. Verging on horror at times.

    Was it good? Yes. Was it entertaining? No.


    Because it was uncomfortable? Sounds interesting.
    Yeah. Like it's very well done but it's not something I'm going to want to watch again. Definitely worth that first viewing though.
    JaimieT
  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    amyja89 said:
    JaimieT said:
    amyja89 said:
    The Assistant (2019)

    From IMDb: "A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position."

    A very different take on the bones of the #MeToo movement than something like Bombshell. Not explosive or victory seeking like the justice stories we want to see, but rather a slow crawling insidious look at the reality of such a situation. Verging on horror at times.

    Was it good? Yes. Was it entertaining? No.


    Because it was uncomfortable? Sounds interesting.
    Yeah. Like it's very well done but it's not something I'm going to want to watch again. Definitely worth that first viewing though.

    It sounds like what I wanted Bombshell to be.
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    The Biggest Little Farm - This is a feel good doc that will have you googling farms for sale after the first 30 minutes and saying "no fucking way am I doing that" 30 minutes after that. 

    Hulu
    ken hale
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    The Biggest Little Farm - This is a feel good doc that will have you googling farms for sale after the first 30 minutes and saying "no fucking way am I doing that" 30 minutes after that. 

    Hulu
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    edited May 4
    Just an FYI. Starz is running a deal 6 months for $25. They have an enormous movie library. It's a good deal if you're looking for movies right now.
    Hatorian
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    Everyone should check their cable providers right now. Even if you have the basic of basic. Lots of them are doing free previews for corona. 
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