What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. djfly

    djfly Smiter of Spam

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    I'm a touch more "harsh" than that.
    I'll give T1 "entertainment"...
    I'll give Star Trek Nemesis and the latest two Batman movies a step above "entertainment"
    The rest in that list, junk.
     
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    Haha well that's why there's a variety of movies, because we all have a variety of opinions.
    I'm curious as to what you consider your favourite movies.
     
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    This is hard...

    A random list of good movies In no particular order...
    Matrix, Bourne, Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, Hackers, Michael Clayton, Casino, Sin City, Fight Club, Killing Them Softly, True Romance, Eyes Wide Shut, American Beauty, Mulholland Drive, North by Northwest, Godfather, 12 Monkeys, Swordfish, Usual Suspects, Citizen Kane, Pulp Fiction, 8 Mile, Dead Poets Society, Dick Tracy, Ides of March, Finding Forrester, Go, Primer, Paycheck, Resident Evil, Scent of a Woman, Cruel Intentions, Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows, Jack Reacher, Minority Report, Vanilla Sky, The Game, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels, Frost/Nixon, Thomas Crown Affair, Traffic, Crash, Colombiana, Wall Street...

    And a few favourite TV shows, past or present...
    Mr Robot, Halt and Catch Fire, Elementary, White Collar, The Good Wife, 24, House MD, Letterkenny...
     
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    Interesting choices!
     
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    All I have had the opportunity to watch lately are childrens movies with my son... he goes home tomorrow and I plan on watching something that is not a cartoon.
     
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    Isn't it all just cartoons on a square screen, most people don't recognize that everything has gone full CGI at this point. So even though some filming is done it's all converted into artificial graphics to enhance the overall look. I am almost certain everything is clocked by the pixel now on computers and the big screen, and camera crews are almost doing nothing except capturing the wireframe of the landscape.
     
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    There plenty of filmmakers:
    1) not using CG
    2) still using film

    this argument is much like suggesting that people only talk to robots since telephone calls are converted to digital.
     
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    in what way?

    I think they're a group of good quality films with no respect to age or genre.

    *shrug*
     
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    I think she means, interesting movies but maybe not all her favourites. Differing taste and all that
     
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    @djfly Just interesting. Some good films, some of my favourites, some I would definitely consider stupid and brainless or entertainment haha. But what @Wrecky said - differing taste and all that. :)
     
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    Last night we went to see Nerve. I liked it, but it was objectively pretty terrible. It was like a handful of film school grads who really liked Drive, but have never seen a Michael Mann film tried to make a millennial update on The Running Man.

     
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    Purely out of curiosity, other than Hackers and Cruel Intentions, which would you call "brainless entertainment"? Or did I pick them out already? =P

    Edit:
    I think 8 Mile and Go both say something pretty meaningful about society and humanity.
    I guess Dick Tracy is pretty brainless, but I was trying to include a GOOD comic book movie.
     
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    @Mark CM I wanna see that! It looks awful, but in an interesting way haha. I'm glad to hear you liked it.

    @djfly Bourne, Resident Evil, Sherlock Holmes, Jack Reacher, Letterkenny
     
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    The deep character development and the twists in Holmes and Reacher?
    The commentary about humanity built into Boure and Resident Evil?

    I think Letterkenny is smart for what they wrote, anyone who has grown up in one of those towns sees it... but you may be right, this might be considered brainless entertainment, though I do consider most of the jokes very smart since they pick at very specific bits of small town culture.
     
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    Yep, that's why there's different strokes for different folks. ;)
     
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    Men Who Stare At Goats, was one of my personal favorites. Seems like an interesting concept
     
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    I'd be very interested in hearing an equally eclectic list of your favourites!
     
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    Simpsons Movie, because it's currently on TV.
     
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    Black Dynamite
     
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    Haha I'm not really picky. I'll watch pretty much anything and be okay with it. Source for this sentence - I sat through the entire Trolls 2 movie and did not kill myself. :p

    I'm not sure what I would consider favourites. Aladdin, How to Train Your Dragon, Princess Bride, The Illusionist, The Prestige, In Bruges, The Strangers, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind... That's all I got right now.
     

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