What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. yorky

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    This.

    The second most recent movie I've seen (because it's the one I want to talk about--nothing against Hugo) was The Impossible.

    I liked it! Acting was great, cinematography was top-notch. Tom Holland did a fantastic job. I can see how he got the gig as Peter Parker. My wife made the point that this is one of the few movies that she could think of that goes into a mother and teenage son relationship.

    If I had one gripe, it would be (spoiler) when the father leaves the younger boys behind to look for the mom and the oldest son. I realize this film is based off of a true story, but that just seemed so nonsensical on his part.

    Overall, though, great flick!
     
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  2. Master_Craig

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    Watched John Wick again on TV last night. John Wick AKA "Judo And Guns" as I like to call it.

    It's a huge shame that John Wick 2 hasn't even been classified here in Australia. I doubt we'll even get a release. :/
     
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  3. COMaestro

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    Odd, I didn't really find it any more violent or gory or anything than the original.
     
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  4. Longo_2_guns

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    Hidden Figures

    It was pretty inaccurate in a lot of regards, but fuck it, it was still fun.
    So I'm fine with it.
    4/5
     
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  5. Bretimus_v2

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    Arrival. It was such a mind bendingly weird but cool movie. I enjoyed it but my wife hated it.
     
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  6. Master_Craig

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    I watched Dale and Tucker VS Evil last night.

    My partner didn't really like it because of how violent and gory it was, but I loved it. Thought it was hilarious.

    4 out of 5.
     
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    The Edge of Seventeen.

    Best movie of last year, I think.
     
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  8. COMaestro

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    This weekend my wife and I watched Mad Max: Fury Road for the first time.

    Honestly...I'm not sure what the big deal about it was. I remember it being nominated for Best Picture and I'm just left thinking, "Why?" Because it has a strong female character? May as well nominate all the Resident Evil movies then too.

    Don't get me wrong, the movie was enjoyable and all, with great action sequences and a plot that fits right in with The Road Warrior. The pacing felt off to me though, and I think that's because the entire movie is one big chase sequence. Yes, there's some downtime in between, but the entire movie just feels like one big chase sequence that should be the climax of the film, as it was in The Road Warrior.

    Also, it felt like the only character who really had any development was the War Boy, Nux. Max has a little bit of development, but he felt so bland to me that what little character there was to him just felt pointless. Everyone else pretty much leaves the movie the same way they entered it.

    I much preferred The Road Warrior.

    2.5/5 from me. Fun little diversion for what it was, but I have no real desire to ever see it again.
     
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  9. Jonathan_Leack

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    I felt exactly the same. I recognize that the production qualities are astounding, but I didn't like anything else about it. Admittedly, I find that type of apocalyptic movie kind of gross.
     
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  10. Master_Craig

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    Man, I loved Fury Road.

    For me, I really liked the fact that the movie was essentially one giant, action chase sequence. I enjoyed the simple "a dramatic chapter in Max's life" kinda story, as all the films are, and to me, I felt the pacing was perfect. This is a movie that when I first saw in the cinema, I had no idea what to expect (I barely remember the old Mad Max films), but when I saw this movie I was completely blown away. Wasn't bored at all and was just excited to be watching it from start to finish.

    Beautifully shot cinematography, excellent action sequences, Nux is probably the only character with development (Max with some, sure) but I also really enjoyed the partnership and teamwork between Max and Furiosa. I also love how creative the post apocalyptic world of Mad Max is. Wouldn't wanna live there. :p

    Mad Max: Fury Road was my second favourite film in 2015, right behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
     
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    Saw John Wick for the first time (the first one). Not sure why I loved it, but I did.
     
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  12. MattAY

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    ^ I was the same.

    I think it's because it took me back to the one-man army days of John McClane / Rambo / Kurt Russell / Van Damme etc.

    Plus it was fucking cool - and that guy was a real dick for killing that dog.

    Looking forward to the 2nd.
     
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  13. Master_Craig

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    Watched Skyfall last night.

    Contrary to what people say, Daniel Craig is my favourite actor for James Bond. I loved Casino Royale, but Quantum of Solace was kinda shit, but they restored the quality with Skyfall.

    I haven't seen Spectre yet but I've heard bad things about it.
     
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  14. MattAY

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    I liked Spectre, thought it was pretty good!
     
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  15. COMaestro

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    I really enjoyed Skyfall too. It was pretty cool seeing where Bond came from and I loved how they rolled the ending into basically how all the earlier Bond movies start out.

    I do need to see Spectre at some point. Though I know it was reviewed somewhat poorly, I don't always agree with reviews.
     
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    In my opinion, it goes Casino Royale > Skyfall > > > Spectre > > Quantum of Solace.

    Now, Casino Royale is my favorite movie of all time, and I love James Bond movies in general, but Skyfall was definitely impressive to me, whereas Spectre was an awkwardly made sequel that didn't quite work. It was fun, and worth seeing once, but it doesn't quite stack up. I agree about Daniel Craig, though. He's my favorite Bond as well.
     
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  17. COMaestro

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    Too bad Craig's tired of the role at this point as he is definitely a fantastic Bond. At this point I think it's only the money that keeps him from breaking contract and dropping out of the role entirely.
     
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    Just saw the second one. Equally as good, although his motivation isn't as believably, and a little bit more fakeness is baked into it(bulletproof dress suit penny thick).

    Also the dog is a good dog.
     
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  19. Master_Craig

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    Watched An Extremely Goofy Movie again last night. Man, I love that movie.
     
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  20. MattAY

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    ^ Haha! Classic!! I'm more a fan of the first. (<3 Roxanne)
     
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