What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Mark CM

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    Watched a lot of movies this week both at home and in the theatre. Here's the breakdown:

    The Accountant (meh)
    Colonia (Netflix, not bad)
    Inherent Vice (finally got through it and liked it a lot, was just never in the mood to deal with the density of the plot)
    Bleed for This (liked this way more than I expected to)
    The Lobster (super weird, I kinda liked it but I'm still processing this one)
    Mascots (the epitome of "wait for it on Netflix", a few really hilarious moments but overall a total letdown)
     
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    Wasn't too concerned since it's not a fully fledged book. I didn't have the $30 to throw away to buy it, and the wait list for the hold at the library was quite long.

    I'll pick it up if it gets released on paperback
     
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    I liked Accountant. Didn't love it but it was solid enough to enjoy
     
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    Exactly how I felt. Totally enjoyable, but maybe objectively a bad movie. Required a bit too much suspension of disbelief for my liking. And every plot twist was way too predictable.
     
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    Edge of Seventeen. A surprisingly great coming of age movie. Filled with terrific performances, and well written a d developed characters, this feels like a modern day Hughes movie. 9/10. Not even kidding when I say it's jumped into my top ten of the year
     
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    My girlfriend saw it at TIFF and HATED it. I'll probably have to wait for it to show up on Netflix. The trailer looks so good.
     
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    I liked that it fleshed out characters like her brother. Did not feel like just a "hey it's the jock brother", there was real attention to trying to add little things there. It really did it for me.
     
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    Oooooh okay. I'll definitely have to watch it.
     
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    Watch The Intervention on Netflix over the weekend. Nice ensemble comedy-drama with a standout performance from Melanie Lynskie from Heavenly Creatures. Really well-developed characters even though it doesn't really break any new ground in terms of themes. Definitely worth a watch.

     
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    Also finally got around to watching The Bronze which was fun, but not objectively a good movie. I was in the right mood for it though.

    And Saturday night we went out to the old rep theatre to a screening of The Lost Boys followed by a surprise screening of Corey Haim's Prayer of the Rollerboys, which has maybe the best short synopsis of any movie ever:

    "Corey Haim takes on white supremacist rollerbladers in Prayer of the Rollerboys, the futuristic tale of teen angst and sweet love on skates. Haim stars as Chris Griffin, a pizza delivery boy whose younger brother gets caught up with the local drug-pusher gang, the Rollerboys. With the help of Casey (Patricia Arquette), a female cop out for revenge for her own brother's death, they set out to bring down the dreaded 'boys for good."

     
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    Yeah, cuz we've never seen Hitchcock. I have a film degree and I like low culture as much (if not more than) high culture. It's a "What was the last movie you watched?" thread, there's going to be a lot of new movies. I post them to help others suss out the good from the schlock.
     
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    I just hate it when people are like "You like Fast & Furious? Oh, I like real cinema/art films."
     
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    Should have kept quiet. This was bound to be a repeat of "I meant _new_ movies, not _good_ movies".

    Pardon me for calling out the fluffy post modern pretentiousness when I see it.

    *shrug* ?

    (if you'd left it at once post, I likely wouldn't have bothered replying, but answering one's self, see above, et cetera)
     
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    ... Unfortunate that the point I was trying to make was missed.
    This wasn't about new / old or high / low brow...

    I was attempting to make a point about how shitty modern movies are. I'm sincerely sorry that you're too sensitive.
     
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    It's not that I'm too sensitive, it's that you didn't make the point you were trying to make. It was a vague statement and I misinterpreted it. It happens.
     
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    Spectral, the new Netflix original movie. Nothing amazing but it was fun. Also watched their original film Arq recently and like it
     
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    Mercury Rising
    Because it's on TV in the background. Not a terrible movie for what it is.
     
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    The Grinch.
     
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    Good one or new one?
     

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