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Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:21 pm

rjm wrote:Anyone see "She" yet, about the sentient operating system?

Unusual, warm, genuinely funny, and a little scary.

It's set in the not-too-distant future (check out the pants), but we are almost there. Probably just a matter of time.

But no spoilers. It just came out. I wanted some escapism - to relax and maybe a few laughs, but it was very close for comfort.

rjm

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I haven't seen She yet, rjm. I don't think it's on release here until the end of the month. It looks very good, though, and has been favourably reviewed and found a few nods this awards season.

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:22 pm

keninlincs wrote:Last night we watched "All Is Lost"with Robert Redford.What a film and what a star!
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.


I agree completely, Ken. I thought All is Lost was a magnificent film.

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:37 pm

jak wrote:I hesitated getting the blu ray of All Is Lost.Not sure why.Based on the reviews here I will get this ordered today from Amazon.


I'll certainly be buying All is Lost on Blu-ray and hope to see both the film, director, score and Robert Redford nominated for Oscars tomorrow. I bought a few Blu-rays this week, however; The Graduate, Stoker and the original version of The Fly. I watched The Fly last night, and enjoyed it tremendously in what I would say is very good quality for a film that may not boast the strongest source elements. There's some good bonus features, too, although nothing new. But The Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly look great in the documentary footage.

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:47 pm

greystoke wrote:
jak wrote:I hesitated getting the blu ray of All Is Lost.Not sure why.Based on the reviews here I will get this ordered today from Amazon.


I'll certainly be buying All is Lost on Blu-ray and hope to see both the film, director, score and Robert Redford nominated for Oscars tomorrow. I bought a few Blu-rays this week, however; The Graduate, Stoker and the original version of The Fly. I watched The Fly last night, and enjoyed it tremendously in what I would say is very good quality for a film that may not boast the strongest source elements. There's some good bonus features, too, although nothing new. But The Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly look great in the documentary footage.


Sorry to say but "The Graduate" is another classic movie I never really cared for. Any more infos about "She"? Can't find it on imdb. Maybe I'll go and see "All Is Lost" within the next couple of days.

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:03 pm

Here's the trailer for Her, not She, as I mistakenly called it above.

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Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:39 pm

greystoke wrote:
jak wrote:I hesitated getting the blu ray of All Is Lost.Not sure why.Based on the reviews here I will get this ordered today from Amazon.


I'll certainly be buying All is Lost on Blu-ray and hope to see both the film, director, score and Robert Redford nominated for Oscars tomorrow. I bought a few Blu-rays this week, however; The Graduate, Stoker and the original version of The Fly. I watched The Fly last night, and enjoyed it tremendously in what I would say is very good quality for a film that may not boast the strongest source elements. There's some good bonus features, too, although nothing new. But The Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly look great in the documentary footage.

I order Hammers "The Mummy" on blu- ray from amazon,do you have it?i read it is now at the correct aspect ratio,wonder what your thoughts are on it?

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:02 pm

keninlincs wrote:
greystoke wrote:
jak wrote:I hesitated getting the blu ray of All Is Lost.Not sure why.Based on the reviews here I will get this ordered today from Amazon.


I'll certainly be buying All is Lost on Blu-ray and hope to see both the film, director, score and Robert Redford nominated for Oscars tomorrow. I bought a few Blu-rays this week, however; The Graduate, Stoker and the original version of The Fly. I watched The Fly last night, and enjoyed it tremendously in what I would say is very good quality for a film that may not boast the strongest source elements. There's some good bonus features, too, although nothing new. But The Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly look great in the documentary footage.

I order Hammers "The Mummy" on blu- ray from amazon,do you have it?i read it is now at the correct aspect ratio,wonder what your thoughts are on it?


I've got all the Hammer Blu-rays released in the UK, Ken, and would say The Mummy is excellent in every area. The picture quality is clean, sharp and has a nice grain structure. The aspect ratio seems perfect to me, and is in the original theatrical release of 1:66:1. The bonus features are great, also -- a documentary on Bray studios, another on the Hammer repertory company and a second film, Stolen Face, which is good in itself. I'm sure you've seen this one, though. But I couldn't recommend this one highly enough. Plus, I'm very fond of the film. Which always helps! But the release of Hammer films on Blu-ray has slowed down a bit after a great flurry of releases.

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:37 pm

greystoke wrote:
keninlincs wrote:
greystoke wrote:
jak wrote:I hesitated getting the blu ray of All Is Lost.Not sure why.Based on the reviews here I will get this ordered today from Amazon.


I'll certainly be buying All is Lost on Blu-ray and hope to see both the film, director, score and Robert Redford nominated for Oscars tomorrow. I bought a few Blu-rays this week, however; The Graduate, Stoker and the original version of The Fly. I watched The Fly last night, and enjoyed it tremendously in what I would say is very good quality for a film that may not boast the strongest source elements. There's some good bonus features, too, although nothing new. But The Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly look great in the documentary footage.

I order Hammers "The Mummy" on blu- ray from amazon,do you have it?i read it is now at the correct aspect ratio,wonder what your thoughts are on it?


I've got all the Hammer Blu-rays released in the UK, Ken, and would say The Mummy is excellent in every area. The picture quality is clean, sharp and has a nice grain structure. The aspect ratio seems perfect to me, and is in the original theatrical release of 1:66:1. The bonus features are great, also -- a documentary on Bray studios, another on the Hammer repertory company and a second film, Stolen Face, which is good in itself. I'm sure you've seen this one, though. But I couldn't recommend this one highly enough. Plus, I'm very fond of the film. Which always helps! But the release of Hammer films on Blu-ray has slowed down a bit after a great flurry of releases.

Thanks i look forward to getting it tomorrow or friday,shame they have slowed the releases down somewhat,but it gave me a chance to catch up on the releases.The only other i have yet to get is "The Reptile"

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:41 pm

keninlincs wrote:
greystoke wrote:
keninlincs wrote:
greystoke wrote:
jak wrote:I hesitated getting the blu ray of All Is Lost.Not sure why.Based on the reviews here I will get this ordered today from Amazon.


I'll certainly be buying All is Lost on Blu-ray and hope to see both the film, director, score and Robert Redford nominated for Oscars tomorrow. I bought a few Blu-rays this week, however; The Graduate, Stoker and the original version of The Fly. I watched The Fly last night, and enjoyed it tremendously in what I would say is very good quality for a film that may not boast the strongest source elements. There's some good bonus features, too, although nothing new. But The Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly look great in the documentary footage.

I order Hammers "The Mummy" on blu- ray from amazon,do you have it?i read it is now at the correct aspect ratio,wonder what your thoughts are on it?


I've got all the Hammer Blu-rays released in the UK, Ken, and would say The Mummy is excellent in every area. The picture quality is clean, sharp and has a nice grain structure. The aspect ratio seems perfect to me, and is in the original theatrical release of 1:66:1. The bonus features are great, also -- a documentary on Bray studios, another on the Hammer repertory company and a second film, Stolen Face, which is good in itself. I'm sure you've seen this one, though. But I couldn't recommend this one highly enough. Plus, I'm very fond of the film. Which always helps! But the release of Hammer films on Blu-ray has slowed down a bit after a great flurry of releases.

Thanks i look forward to getting it tomorrow or friday,shame they have alowed the releases down somewhat,but it gave me a chance to catch up on the releases.The only other i have yet to get is "The Reptile"


The Reptile is such a great little horror -- so simply conceived, being just another take on The Wolf Man, but very effective and brilliantly directed. It's one of my favourites from Hammer.

Re: last movie you watched

Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:49 pm

jak wrote:
greystoke wrote:
jak wrote:I hesitated getting the blu ray of All Is Lost.Not sure why.Based on the reviews here I will get this ordered today from Amazon.


I'll certainly be buying All is Lost on Blu-ray and hope to see both the film, director, score and Robert Redford nominated for Oscars tomorrow. I bought a few Blu-rays this week, however; The Graduate, Stoker and the original version of The Fly. I watched The Fly last night, and enjoyed it tremendously in what I would say is very good quality for a film that may not boast the strongest source elements. There's some good bonus features, too, although nothing new. But The Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly look great in the documentary footage.


I too enjoyed The Fly on blu ray. Get the Vincent Price collection on blu if you get a chance. It's a really nice set.


That does seem like a nice set, although I've got a few of the included titles individually.

Re: last movie you watched

Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:56 am

greystoke wrote:Here's the trailer for Her, not She, as I mistakenly called it above.

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Oh yes, now I know what you mean. I'm really curious, seems to be a marvellous film.

I finished "S-VHS" last night and got seasick from it. Somehow it didn't appeal to me. Very few memorable scenes. Rather forgettable.

Re: last movie you watched

Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:48 pm

The Wolf of Wall Street! Martin Scorcese back in blistering form! His best movie since Goodfellas the critics claimed, bold words but for once Im in complete agreement with them, three hours just flew by in this tale of excess, its still early January and Im betting this will be in the running for my favourite of the year come december.

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:45 am

Eddie wrote:The Wolf of Wall Street! Martin Scorcese back in blistering form! His best movie since Goodfellas the critics claimed, bold words but for once Im in complete agreement with them, three hours just flew by in this tale of excess, its still early January and Im betting this will be in the running for my favourite of the year come december.

Thanks for your evaluation! Going to see this tomorrow. Looking really forward to it. Leo is one of my favorite actors.

Last night I watched "The World's End", the third collaboration of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost after "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz". I have to say I was rather disappointed. I never got into the fuzz about "Shaun Of The Dead" and still don't like it after the second viewing. Watched "Hot Fuzz" three times and I have to say this is the one out of the three I like the most. But boy, Simon Pegg didn't age very well.

Re: last movie you watched

Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:56 pm

I found The Wolf of Wall Street to be a truly sensational film that's directed with real vigour and features Leonardo DiCaprio's most audacious performance to date. It's long, perhaps even excessive, but that's by design, whilst the narrative arc isn't necessarily that of a cautionary tale, because this film very much celebrates Scorsese's latest sect of anti-heroes. DiCaprio goes from ingenue to the king of the financial jungle with total ease and is clearly relishing in a role that brings no subtlety, but plenty of opportunity to revel in a role that's totally off the hook. Jonah Hill is splendid here, too; all teeth and glasses, looking dopey, but playing shrewd and keen on debauchery of all types. Who would have thought Hill would be an actor with two Oscar nominations to his name and a growing range that's making him very reliable and sought after. Matthew McConnaughey has a small role here, as drug-fuelled, oddball trader, whose gaunt appearance, ticks and mannerisms make him completely unforgettable despite appearing in only a few scenes. McConnaughey has also developed into a fine actor, having relied so long on his looks, charm and physicality, but sought enough challenges to begin making a mark -- which he's certainly done of late. But this is DiCaprio's show, and his powerhouse performance is compelling and unrelenting throughout the three hour running time. Whilst Scorsese has fashioned a film that's not far removed from Casino or Goodfellas, and surely ranks among his most arresting films of the past fifteen years. It's superbly shot, using fixed cameras, fast panning, freeze frames and breaking the fourth wall amidst faux docu-footage and a nod to viewers who are going along for the journey in a story that's outrageous in every respect. The Wolf of Wall Street certainly deserves its Oscar nods, although, like American Hustle, I feel there's more surface-level stuff here, without much subtext. Whilst the pertinent question may be, does this film ultimately condone or revel in the excess on screen? Either way, it's a tremendous film and one that I recommend very highly.

Re: last movie you watched

Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:00 pm

I saw The Night of the Hunter at the cinema yesterday, which was a real treat. There's been a few posts discussing this film lately, so without repeating what's been said, the newly remastered digital print looks simply terrific. It was also a complete sell-out with people being turned away.

Re: last movie you watched

Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:39 am

"Just You And Me, Kid" (1979) starring George Burns & Brooke Shields.

Re: last movie you watched

Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:42 pm

Black Narcissus is an extraordinary film -- Powell and Pressburger at their best, Jack Cardiff, too; his cinematography was glorious in this film. Deborah Kerr gave one of her very best performances; she's quite brilliant here, in fact. Saying little, but conveying everything the viewer needs to know with expressions and looks. I haven't seen Just You and Me, Kid for a long, long time, though.

Re: last movie you watched

Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:39 pm

I went to see the Wolf of Wall Street yesterday. Rather long (over 3 hours) but very enjoyable if disturbing. Leonardo DiCaprio, though not one of my favorite actors, did a great job. For me as an Elvisfan it was also very interesting, and again disturbing, to see what Quaaludes do to you.

Re: last movie you watched

Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:36 pm

Started watching "Three And Out" starring the fabulous Colm Meaney and a wonderful Mackenzie Crook. Gotten very well entertained.

I watched "The Wolf Of Wall Street" last night, and boy! What a ride it was! A few people left the theatre maybe because it was too obscene or so. What a shocking, disturbing and unbelievably entertaining movie! Leo plays his arse off and I hope he'll get the well-received Oscar this year! Why Jonah Hill received an Oscar nomination for this is beyond me - for constantly smoking and opening his codpiece? Anyway, highly recommended - but not for prude and easily offended people.

Re: last movie you watched

Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:53 pm

I haven't seen Three and Out and can't even recall this one. Had to look it up there. Glad you liked The Wolf of Wall Street -- it's a bit more edgy than The Secret of My Success! lol

Re: last movie you watched

Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:12 pm

The Mummy.1959 Blu_Ray, excellent transfer in a nice package

Re: last movie you watched

Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:44 pm

keninlincs wrote:The Mummy.1959 Blu_Ray, excellent transfer in a nice package


Glad you enjoyed it, Ken.

Re: last movie you watched

Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:47 pm

Enjoyed the transfer , also the Bray documentary was very interesting

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Re: last movie you watched

Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:40 pm

keninlincs wrote:Enjoyed the transfer , also the Bray documentary was very interesting

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I thought the Bray documentary was great; one of the best on all the recent Hammer releases. The Hammer Repertory Company was also very good.

Do you have The Devil Rides Out, Ken? And if so, what do you think of the new special effects?

Re: last movie you watched

Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:44 pm

"Barefoot In The Park" (1967) starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda.