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Recently watched movies!

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:16 pm
by Daimajin
Some of the good stuff over the past couple of months..

Super Inframan
GMK
Terror Of Mechagodzilla
Son Of Godzilla

Monsters VS Aliens (at the theater)

Doomsday

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 1:32 pm
by jellydonut25
Son of Godzilla
Star Trek
The Wrestler
Resident Evil: Extinction

a couple notes on the last two since my thoughts on the first two can be found in other threads pretty easily

The Wrestler: How in the name of holy hell did Rourke NOT win Best Actor? He was awesome in this. Very very good movie, i like it a lot.

Resident Evil Extinction: I was entertained. I'd been 'meaning to see it' for a long long time, and after finally getting the chance, I didn't think it was bad at all. Sure, it's full of cliches and the FX are a bit of a hodge-podge but i was entertained.

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:36 pm
by Benjamin Haines
In the past few days:

Hot Fuzz
X-Men
X2
Knocked Up
12 oz. Mouse (all 20 episodes combined as a seamless feature for the DVD)

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:52 pm
by lhb412
Besides my watching the Godzilla movies in order thing (as documented in other parts of the site)...


I saw Star Trek in the theater
Got (used at moviestop) and watched The Host
Rented the classic French version of Beauty and the Beast directed by Jean Cocteau, will definetely buy the Criterion DVD at some point. It's an incredible film.
Watched The Shoot Horses, Don't They? on TCM last night. Can't believe I didn't see the ending coming.[/i]

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:25 pm
by kent
Since I'm currently taking a three week summer course, I haven't had much time to watch movies as of late, but here's a list of the movies I've watched in the past two weeks at least...

The Dark Knight
Transformers
Godzilla X Megaguirus
Godzilla Raids Again
Varan
Rodan
GMMG
Ultraviolet
Gumpier Old Men
Borat
National Treasure
National Treasure 2

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:29 pm
by howze01
Watched Role Models and The Day the Earth Stood Still this weekend. Have to say that Role Models was a seriously funny movie. I don't think that I have anyhting to say about the Day the Earth Stood Still that hasn't been said already and most would be censored anyway. What garbage.

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 12:33 am
by Ghido-Goji
jellydonut25 wrote:Son of Godzilla


I just watched this recently, as well. I remember not liking "Son of Godzilla" very much when I was young, but I really enjoyed it now. I feel as if the plot and characters were more interesting than, say "Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster".

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:19 pm
by jellydonut25
Destroy All Monsters
The Simpsons Movie - I dunno if it's because the show's relevance in the last 8-10 years tapered off so badly, but this movie got nowhere near the recognition it deserved. I thought it was really funny and not in the least disappointing. The only criticism I've heard that I even remotely agree with is that there's not enough of some of the secondary characters (Burns, Smithers, Sideshow Bob) that we've grown to love.

and, thanks to MTV of all stations...
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:46 pm
by howze01
Watched a few this weekend:

Doubt - Wow. Great movie. Great performances from pretty much everyone in the film.

Taken - Also a pretty good movie but the complete opposite. Some great action/fight scenes and, I think, some of the worst acting I've seen lately. Liam Neeson was terrible until it came to the action scenes.

Got the Wrestler and Outlander coming from Netflix too. Can't wait for Outlander.

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 4:54 pm
by lhb412
Got the two Marx Brothers boxed sets and watched the first two films, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, which were just filmed versions of their Broadway plays.

"What do you think of the traffic problem? What do you think of the marriage problem? What do you think of when you go to bed at night, you beast!"

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 10:23 pm
by Daimajin
- The Terminator the untouchable classic it is, one has to love Bill Paxton as leader of the punks, man I had so much fun with this, I have not watched it since I bought the DVD a few years back! one of those films that helps mold your taste at a very young age.

- Gappa

- Ultraman first few episodes from the box-set, these are so fun to watch, I have not seen these since I was a wee little one, some very nostalgic moments & I forgot how sly and cool the Baltan are. I can't get the theme song out of my head now! :lol:

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:08 pm
by kent
Dogora- This is finally starting to grow on me.

Godzilla 2000- I've always loved this movie, but I feel that this movie has climbed so much higher on my favorites list since I watched it last Saturday.

Equilibrium- A really fun Matrix spinoff. Actually I find it to be ten times better than the Matrix.

Godzilla Vs. Mothra '92- Actually enjoyed this. I always looked at it as a decent Godzilla film but am starting to see the charm in the actors and story now.

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:41 pm
by Daimajin
Shadow of the Wraith

Kind of cool, kind of boring 2 part movie by the director of Evil Dead Trap, very stylish, known actors" well pop stars" but a very dry film in general. I guess it is kind of standard issue with the Asian ghost & haunting movie trend.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:08 pm
by MekaGojira3k
Currently watching
Ice Station Zebra (1968)

Also introducing the girlfriend to the wacky world of Gamera
we've watched Gamera the Invincible through Gamera vs. Gyaos
and last Friday we watched Up. Which was great, and the first film
in a long time to elicit an emotional response of any sort.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:10 am
by jellydonut25
Burn After Reading - pretty good and funny movie once it gets rolling (about half an hour or so into it) with a lot of very good acting

Untraceable - meh, very much so...a lot of people balk at the 'torture porn' of this movie, which I really didn't find to be all that bad...my main problems concerned the plot and the pacing, namely, I lost my interest in the movie when the killer gets his second human victim...he sets up heat lamps all around the guy and as more people log on the site, more lamps go on until the guy is baked to death. OK, except for the fact that I feel as though an agency that has the technology that the FBI is shown to have in this film would also have the technology to trace the source of the power-draw of 200 or so 250-ish watt heat lamps. not to mention that a HUGE chunk of the dialogue in this movie does NOTHING to further the plot whatsoever (there's all this psycho-analysis stuff and comments like 'but why did he blah blah blah' that never get answered or used in the slightest...also, her partner has his moments where he's just skeavy enough to make you think that he could be the killer until, uh-oh, they show you the killers face like 30 minutes into the movie...also the end of the movie is a complete mess
avoid this one unless your really THAT curious (and this is from someone who did not have high expectations going in)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:52 am
by Dagarah72
I watched a pair of italian giallos:

The Case Of The Scorpion's Tale - This one was fun, had good murders and a fast paced plot that zipped along nicely.

Dario Argento's Four Flies On Grey Velvet - His third movie, this is where his style really began to take form. This is my favorite of his "animal" trilogy (the first 2 being Bird With The Crystal Plumage and Cat 'O Nine Tails).


Ricky

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:47 am
by Reaper G
"Destroy All Planets". I don't think I need to go into any more detail on this forum.

I've been going through my Gamera movies too, but now I'm taking a break from that for my new Ring of Honor shipment.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:54 am
by kent
I watched the Back to the Future trilogy over a three day span last week. Forgot how much fun, and good, these movies were. I even ended up watching the first movie again yesterday.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:12 pm
by Brick Side
Reaper G wrote:"Destroy All Planets". I don't think I need to go into any more detail on this forum.

I've been going through my Gamera movies too, but now I'm taking a break from that for my new Ring of Honor shipment.


Who isn't watching the Gamera movies? :lol:

I finally got done with the first... took me all week to watch it. Kept falling asleep any chance I had to check it out.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:53 pm
by lhb412
lhb412 wrote:Got the two Marx Brothers boxed sets and watched the first two films, The Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers, which were just filmed versions of their Broadway plays.

"What do you think of the traffic problem? What do you think of the marriage problem? What do you think of when you go to bed at night, you beast!"



Have now watched the brother's next four films: Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, and A Night at the Opera.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:57 pm
by Daimajin
Sakuya: Slayer of Demons

Jaws


Also watched the making of, on the collectors Edition of Jaws, such a classic & man does it indeed stand the test of time! it really was quite refreshing watching this, it has been so long "We're gonna need a bigger boat" :eek:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:01 am
by Benjamin Haines
Earlier tonight I saw The Hangover and thought it was brilliant. Very clever writing, endearing characters and an endless supply of laughs put it right up there with Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express as one of the best comedies in recent years.

This past week I watched Godzilla Raids Again and Latitude Zero, the latter of which is straight-up genre fun from beginning to end. An imaginative premise, some impressive Tsuburaya miniature work, a wonderful Ifukube score, totally corny one-liners, Cesar Romero hamming it up, Akira Takarada and Akihiko Hirata forcing their lines in English, and an absolutely ridiculous-looking lionbird brought to life with glorious suitmation. For fans of Toho's Golden Era, this movie is an absolute treat.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:32 am
by king_ghidorah
The Hangover....thought it was pretty good as well

Blade 2 ....on a Del Toro binge right now

and Mimic....see above

And I'm pretty sure I'm about to start watching all the Gamera movies in order soon...I love me some giant turtle

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:54 am
by Ghido-Goji
Watched Eurotrip last Friday. Funny and enjoyable as usual. It's definitely not one of the best movies of all time, but it's one of my favorites.

Just watched Terror of MechaGodzilla and am now watching Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla. I love these two. I'm very much a fan of the original MechaGodzilla and the plots to both movies are fun.[/i]

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:05 pm
by Brick Side
Saw Up and actually really enjoyed it. I'd see it again!