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Last Movie You Watched

Discussion in 'Film' started by Bluemilk, May 14, 2017.

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    Im having myself a Saw movie binge watch marathon this weekend to Tuesday.

    still have the last 30 minutes of Saw to watch tonight and then watching Saw 2 later tonight and maybe Saw III if i can stay up long enough to watch it. I just bought Saw VI and Saw VII for DVD from Walmart where the movie have the new slipcovers.

    Even though I still have the older see through DVD case for Saw 3, 4 and 5, i wouldnt getting the newer DVD releases for them becaue of the slipcovers and I think the DVD cases are the regular sturdier and not see through kind.

    I dont mind the clear see throug DVD cases for certain movies like the Saw movies or something like the DVD Collectors editions for Halloween II and III but the clear plastic of the DVD cases tend to get bent up and broken/chipped more than a regular DVD case
     
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    Really enjoyed it and will definitely watch again!

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    The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

    Dark and bloody. Vesemir grows on you as he grows as a character. Frankly, even if he stayed as annoying as in the beginning, I'd still cheer for him as the villains are zealots, my most hated brand of people. I have read only one Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher book years ago and I've never played the games, but I wasn't exactly surprised that
    the witchers had a hand in their own destruction. At least, they made the excuse for their genocide readily available. Not that the excuse was needed, as they say in the film, this was always going to happen because people hate different.

    The animation was O.K., nothing outstanding, though fights were excellent and, surprisingly, the music. I might have liked the music more here than in the show. But, the movie made me even more excited for Wither Season 2.
     
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    When I was in middle school I upgraded from my mix and matched collection of Star Wars tapes (only ROTJ was a commercial VHS while the other two had been taped off TV, ANH with commercials) to this fancy little box set with letterboxed editions of the films plus this behind the scenes documentary. My friends and I wore this tape out it had so much cool behind the scenes stuff and interviews with George. I'd watch it almost as much as the movies.
     
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    Just a few hours ago, I saw Watership Down (the 1978 film) for the very first time in my life. It was recommended to me by a friend. It's pretty good. :) Quite suspenseful and gut-wrenching (and violent!) in places, but it still tells a heartfelt story. I give it an 8/10.
     
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    watched this last night & throughly enjoyed it.
    On a related note as I have never read any of the books are they worth reading before starting Season 2 or are they very different from the show.
     
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    I've read only the first collection of short stories - The Last Wish (there are two that precede the main Witcher Saga), I remember that I liked them as I am generally a fantasy fan, but that's all. I knew nothing about Witchers or Geralt or any lore before I've read it and that was years ago. So... I can't really help you.
     
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    I just watched this week a Netflix movie called "Sweet Girl", it's action-drama with Jason Momoa and it's really good.
     
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    I wanted to share a lot more movies on my movie list before I made the post, but Hideo Gosha's films do stuff to me...


    Watched Kung-Fu Panda last night. A sweet movie with a simple story told pretty well, good visuals, and some really emotional moments. It's more or less like candy though - good in the moment, but not much substance for a meal afterwards. I liked it, but I didn't love it. I wanted to watch the sequel today and the third movie tomorrow, but we'll see if I get to them.

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    Tonight's movie was Three Outlaw Samurai

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    At 2016's Star Wars Celebration, Rian Johnson took the stage to promote the as of yet named Star Wars Episode VIII. During that time, Johnson named six films that were pivotal to Ep 8's creation, and had several members of Creation Team watch it, including Pablo Hidalgo; they jokingly called it their "Film Camp." IGN soon came out of with the list, explained the main themes and synopsis of the movies, and possible ways they could tie into the next year's Star Wars movie.

    https://www.ign.com/articles/2016/0...-how-6-movies-might-shape-star-wars-episode-8

    Sure, most of the list was wrong, but being wrong is part of the fun of speculation. (That and looking back and seeing how wrong you were.) And more importantly, RJ's list opened up the movies to a whole new demographic.

    Ever since then, I've been slowly working my way through the movies, trying to see how they influenced TLJ. After Three Outlaw Samurai, I'm halfway through the list, having previously seen Gunga Din and Bridge On the River Kwai. (Next up will be Sahara, followed by Twelve O'Clock High.)

    But about the movie seen tonight:

    It feels weird that, after being on my list of movies to watch for so long, Three Outlaw Samurai isn't the first Hideo Gosha film I've heard of, nor was it the first I watched. The first I heard of was Harakiri, and that'll be the next Gosha film I see. The first I watched was Sword of the Beast; and being completely honest, I think I liked that one a tad better.

    Three Outlaw Samurai was still great, and has all of the things I'm starting to associate with Gosha's samurai films: great acting, complex themes about the morality, nature, and ultimately folly of the Samurai Cody and way of life, and dynamic action beats with long takes.
    The titular characters are easily differentiated (something Sword of the Beast struggled with), and their arcs take different turns as well. However, this movie doesn't really live up to its title until the climax. The music is muted in many parts and secondary at best - there were entire scenes where I didn't recognize the music until it was already fading out! And other scenes where music is expected, there's only the sound of battle.
    This movie isn't a happy one, but I'd consider it's ending, while different from Sword of the Beast, more dour and serious as well. Gosha shows that survival doesn't mean victory in all cases, and it hurts.

    This movie's major themes about honor, conviction, and freedom through betrayal are terrifically portrayed and brilliantly executed, despite the bitter ending.

    Throughout this movie, I was wondering how this movie had influenced RJ's script in TLJ, and by the end, I saw it. Weirdly enough, it was in two separate places, if not three.

    The first was with the final fight, when Kikyo joins Shiba and Sakura for the finale. This understanding of his boss's true nature, and how it ultimately bit him in the butt causes the three to fight, and their fight against all of the Daimyo's men certainly inspired the Throne Room fight in TLJ.
    The second place was the attempt to deliver the letter to the Daimyo's people. As Shiba ran to deliver the letter, he called upon the peasants who had suffered this entire movie, pleading with them to save themselves and their village by standing up for it. They all proved to be cowards, and no one would stand with the samurai who had risked their life for their cause; no one would stand in honor of the dead who sacrificed their lives for the betterment of the peasants. We see Leia's call for help suffer a similar fate, but Luke came to save the day at the end.
    Lastly is one I just thought of, but fits incredibly well. During the movie, Sakura falls in love with the wife of a villager that attacked him and that he murdered. Throughout the movie he has felt guilt and shame for his action, and has tried to take care of the widow Oine as best he could. Ultimately, Sakura sold out his friend Shiba's location - and the location of the appeal letter - for Oine's life. At the end, Oine is pleading with him to run away with her, to make her happy just like he promised. Sakura's loyalty to his friends is stronger, and he goes back to help. This is a lot like Finn and Rose's story, but with DJ taking the place of Oine's role in offering Finn an out. Finn, like Sakura, chooses to help his friends despite his previous mistakes. This doesn't make me agree with RJ's characterization or arc for Finn any more though. I still think it should have gone to Poe.

    Overall, despite liking Sword of the Beast more, I think I'd rather watch Three Outlaw Samurai again in the future. And other recs for those who liked this movie or want to see if they would like it:

    Seven Samurai
    Magnificent Seven (remake)
    13 Assassins*
    Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning
    Sword of the Beast
    Samurai Rebellion*


    POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING FOR THIS MOVIE - THERE IS ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THIS MOVIE. NONE IS SUCCESSFUL. THERE IS ALSO A POTENTIAL STOCKHOLM SYNDROME ROMANCE. IT DOES NOT GO ANYWHERE.
     
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    Sweet Girl was good,

    but what bothered me was the actress was up for Batgirl and did not get the role. I believe this film was strictly made to showcase her action scene chops. I believe she was also up for Spider Woman and Hawkeye's daughter who becomes the new Hawkeye in the MCU, and she did not get either role, a good film I like the twist, in the back of my head she was making a film with the actor who played Aquaman, and the film made BILLION dollars at the box office, so in a nut shell it was made to show she can be a super heroine. Other than that great film!

    Welcome back Princess missed you on these boards. Its a rare to find a woman who is into comic books. Your commentary is most needed for us fanboys... haha take care.
     
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    Aww thanks!! Glad to be back!!
     
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    First up Witness for the. Prosecution. (1957). A really really good courtroom drama adapted from a Agatha Christie play. It has a absolutely fantastic cast.

    The second film was Le Mans (1971) with Steve McQueen This is an absolute classic racing film.
     
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    Never heard about this...looks so trash!!
     
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    Very fun and silly, it's like a throwback to a lot of 90's movies.
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    I've never seen that one but I remember this used to come on HBO all the time and it was the first non-Star Wars thing I ever saw him in and I was just like, dang we can't get Luke Skywalker some better movies?

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    Mark Hamill has sure landed some dubious movies... :oops:

    But I saw this one in my mid teens and thought he was pretty good in it:
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    Hamill plays the villain of the film and he did a steller job (as far as I remember). It was this movie that really drove home to me what acting was; Hamill is VERY far from Luke Skywalker in this one :) (Probably not a very good film, though... It's been 30 years since I saw it! :eek: )
     
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    Mark's best work is in videogames IMO, especially as Joker in the Batman Arkham series. He's a great voice actor.
     
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    Yes but entertaining and fun trash! It has a cool story with good old school action and most of the practical effects/suits look great for this type of movie.

    It's fine as a fun popcorn movie if you don't focus on the acting and other film making bs
     
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