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Last movie you watched......

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jenny Jobs, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed Free Solo simply because of the majesty of it (and to share something with my boy). Hinnold is not the greatest person but you know, he's not pretending that he is, he's only doing what he loves and is pretty clear about that. I admired that about him. I rewatched parts last night with my wife because she recorded it from National Geographic showing and it was still amazing to watch.
    A good story as well (even better IMHO) was the Tommy Caldwell story "Dawn Wall". He scaled El Capitan but on the toughest route, free-climbing, which has rope harnesses for safety (thank god) but he's got to climb it without the use of any rope assistance or tie-offs for help. Caldwell is a good spirit.
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  2. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    The latest Robin Hood was decent. Ben Mendelsohn was a good choice for Sheriff of Nottingham.
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I watched Less Than Zero last night. The ending really fucked with me.
  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    "Do I look like I'm ready for homework?!"

    my friends and I used to drop that quote a lot in college when we were in our cups.

    The ending was definitely unexpected. Like they'd all gotten away with it, the bad behavior, then wham.
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  5. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    The book was so much better IMHO.
  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    So I only really became aware of it because of some story on my flipboard about appreciation of Bret Easton Ellis, and Less Than Zero was a big part of it. Read a little bit more today about it, and it sounds like he hated the movie at first because it wasn't cast properly (outside of Spader and Downey), and most reviews make it clear that the movie was a very loose adaptation of the book. I may pick up a copy to read. I find Ellis insufferable, but I enjoy his work. Loved American Psycho and Rules of Attraction. He had some great podcast guests back in the day, but his 40-minute monologues before getting to them were so tiring. I have the same issue with Maron sometimes.
  7. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    The history of Brett Easton Ellis adaptations is pretty interesting.
  8. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Well-Known Member

    Such a powerful story about addiction in a classic autobiographical film. Amazing job of capturing the ethos of the 80's.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Spader is so far away from the kind of actor he was 2o years ago. I figured he'd have an Oscar by now - Cusack as well - based on their earlier work. They were great together in True Colors.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Considering how long it takes films to be developed and actually made - how stupid is it for a Captain Marvel film and a Shazam film to be released within a month of each other. I'm not the only one that gets them confused right?
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I assume neither company wanted to back down. There is certainly no reason for Marvel to worry about it.

    Names and extreme power levels aside, the characters are very different.

    We just saw Captain Marvel today. It's not bad, but it ranks fairly low on the list of MCU movies. I actually like seeing Samuel L. Jackson's Fury get a lot more screen time than has in previous movies. The de-aging effects aren't bad. Actually, they look weirder with Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson. Even seeing it opening weekend, I had two major plot points spoiled for me, though one was a connection to the comics and another a connection to the other movies. There are two credit scenes. The one in the middle is the important one. The one at the end is fun, but really short.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I actually think the confusion might help both films. People thinking one is the other, will see both instead of just one.
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