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This is just a thread for us to share what film we saw and what we thought of it. It doesn't have to be in the theatres.


I haven't had the chance till now, but I finally watched Schindler's List yesterday.
Such a classic movie. And probably my favorite from Spielberg.
The liquidation of Krakow was far more realistic than any film or docudrana I have ever seen. And the girl in the red and the burning candles, were so very moving touches to an already moving tale. 10/10 from me.


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OMG THE LEGO MOVIE WAS SO GREAT OMG GO SEE IT OMG SO GOOD OMG

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:scratch: sorry not quite gettin' it.


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I watched Frozen with the kids. Really enjoyed it. Probably my favourite Disney since Hunchback. (Pixars don't count)

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Frozen was the last I've seen in the theatre so far. It was great - but the animated short that preceded it was even better! (I think it was called "Get a Horse")

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Thor the dark world loved the vimto references

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Looking over the past 3 years of Oscar nominees, I've personally seen American Hustle, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lincoln, The Artist, Hugo, and The Tree of Life and - dead serious - if I were voting for Oscars, I'd vote over The LEGO Movie as best movie over every one of those. It'll never happen but I'd love to see it recognized at this years Oscars outside the obligatory Best Animation. At the very least, it deserves a Best Screenplay Nóm as the writing is crazy-genius levels of goodness.

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Well, the LEGO movie has the single most annoying (and catchy) song written ever despite the rest of the film being very good.


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Last movie I saw in theatres was DoS...'Nuff said!

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yovargas wrote:
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I thought you were being mocking, with the supersize text and kiddie text-speak. I guess I was wrong.

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Supersize text and kiddie text-speak to indicate gleeful enthusiasm. :D

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I get it now. Sorry.

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When I said " I don't quite get it :scratch: " I also thought yovi-bear ( :P ) was being sarcastic.
Sorry here as well!


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I saw "Monument Men" last weekend, and came away VERY impressed!
It was SO well done!

It stuck to historical facts, and did not throw in any of the usual American jingoistic flag-waving. There were many very poignant, beautiful moments, and also some very funny ones. I cried several times (and my step-son confessed to tearing up, too, during the Christmas scene.)

They threw in many little things that caught the true horror of the war:[spoiler] the Hitler youth sniper, the barrels full of gold teeth found along with other Nazi plunder, and brief shots of the death camps.[/spoiler]

(I have blacked out some very minor spoilers that don't give away anything of the plot.)

I also like the way the characters are portrayed 'warts and all'. Some of them are recovering alcoholics, and some of them bungle, with disastrous results. None of them are professional soldiers, and they are not afraid to admit being frightened and feeling out of place on the front lines. All of them share a vey clear vision of what they are trying to do: rescue over 1,000 years of culture from the hands of those bent on stealing or destroying it.

I had not realized until I saw the film that Hitler issued a directive ordering all the hoards of priceless artwork be destroyed in event of his death or capture. :shock:

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I'm on a week long vacation at a timeshare in San Diego with my 91-year-old, sight impaired dad and have been having some trouble finding the intersection of movies he'd like to see but hasn't seen yet, movies that don't rely much on facial and other visual cues, movies I'd like to see but haven't seen yet, and what's available in the timeshare's library. So far we have watched Lincoln and Warhorse. Both were mildly interesting, but not up to the hype I'd heard about them. Perhaps they would have been better on the big screen.

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The Lego Movie is both great and cunning.

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18-hour airplane ride, so...

1. Captain Phillips: Directed by Paul Greengrass, who I think is great. And he doesn't let me down. This could have easily descended into standard action thrill-ride, but instead it soars. Great film.

2. Gatsby: Thought I was going to hate it (not a fan of the director), but I enjoyed it for the most part.

3. The new Thor movie: *shrugs* Cool to see their version of "dark elves" from Norse myth, but otherwise forgettable.

4. All Is Lost: Saw it a second time. Great film. But I have reversed my previous assessment of it as better than Gravity.

5. Gravity: Yeah, what am I doing on a plane watching two disaster films? It held up wonderfully, even on that tiny screen on the seat back. Just shy of a masterpiece (some of the dialogue doesn't do it for me).

6. Elysium: I went in wanting to like this film. And it was horrible. Egregious dialogue, stupid script and terrible acting from Jodie Foster, that South Africa-accented special forces guy with the beard, and "Spider," possibly the most poorly-acted main character in a blockbuster film in a long time. Much worse than I could have imagined, especially since I enjoyed District 9, the director's other offering.


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