Last movie you watched



  • Just came home from Alien covenant..... not a good movie imo sadly. its worth watching but not in a theater and spend that much money on it



  • Not a movie but the Samurai Jack series finale, felt a bit rushed (really should have been a hour) I'm satisfied.



  • Saw Alien: Covenant last week

    Absolutely loved it, think it's easily Ridley Scott's best film since Black Hawk Down in my view.

    Michael Fassbender's performance made the film for me, absolutely spellbinding in it, a truly chilling, insidious performance. Honestly think it was a nigh-on Oscar worthy performance in my view.

    Loved Katherine Waterston as Dany too, perfect for the role, only slight negative was the finale which I felt was a tad rushed (but the actual ending after fantastically well done and suitably ominous) but the rest of the film is truly incredible.

    Can see why some wouldn't like it though, if you wanted an Alien film in the originals mould (stuck on a space ship/station with an Alien) then I can see how you could be disappointed. But for me personally, this was a much fresher, more original film than repeating the Alien/Alien 3 setup again.

    Also want to mention the music, love the sparse, mysterious interludes with sometimes classical nods to the original film.

    Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes too :)



  • I saw GotG2 again, this time with my family. My mom was very confused by the premise. Described Gamora as "just an angry son of a gun!".



  • @DisturbedSwan I saw it Friday night and I totally understand your points but I just couldn't get over the fact that the whole movie hinges on this group of scientists and astronauts being the most incompetent space crew in existence. Exploring an unknown and uncharted planet without space suits? Seriously? That's just the tip of the iceberg of stupid things that crew does but it is the one I absolutely cannot excuse. I know you need at least one character who is careless to make this happen, that's fine, but nothing makes me believe these people were qualified to be part of a space/terraforming crew if they go into a foreign ecosystem without spacesuits. It's inexcusable. The acting in the movie is superb, I'm glad it wasn't just a rehash of the Alien formula, the cinematography is quite gorgeous, and it adds a lot to the Alien universe, but there were a lot of flaws and plot holes. This movie died for me when they expected me to believe that this group ever got chosen to be part of a space crew. Dany is maybe the only one who is capable at all. The Prometheus crew looks like geniuses compared to the Covenant crew and it made it impossible for me to enjoy the movie. I'd probably have to give it a 'B'.

    Cerified Fresh, with a 73% from critics and 64% from audiences, sooooo... don't go in with too high of expectations.



  • @TokyoSlim Looks interesting. How was the acting? In general I find Japanese live-acting to be too forced, but just the filmmaking itself seems to be more naturalistic than the pop crap I see ads for around Tokyo and stuff.



  • @naltmank I think Kore-eda is pretty good at natural sounding dialogue and acting.



  • A Date For Mad Mary: An Irish rom-com about a woman trying to find a date for her best friend's wedding, though she's pretty self centered, abrasive, violent, out of control drunk, and fresh out of prison.

    Youtube Video



  • Suffering of Ninko: a retelling of a semi -perverted Japanese folk tale of a very devout trainee monk who's irresistible to women.

    Trailer is nsfw due to some boobies and butts.
    Youtube Video



  • I'm partway through Porco Rosso. I've been trying to watch all of the Ghibli movies and it's been quite the enjoyable undertaking.



  • Beatriz at dinner: Salma Hayek as a new age healer vs John Lithgow as a real estate development mogul at a dinner party.

    Youtube Video



  • The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One

    A low budget Australian scifi adventure film reminiscent of the good stuff from the 80s, before everything went cgi spectacle blockbuster. There's cgi in the movie, but this is a character driven action piece, and a lot of practical effects are on display as well.

    Youtube Video



  • @michemagius Have a favorite yet?



  • @Faaip Kiki's Delivery Service was the first movie I ever watched, so it has a special place in my heart. So far though I really enjoyed Spirited Away.



  • @michemagius Nice! Kiki was the first one I saw too (and only for a long time) so it'll always be one of my favorites



  • Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke are my favs. Depends on my mood and whether I'm in the spirit for decapitations or not.



  • Princess Mononoke is definitely in my top 2/tied for first haha. I love Spirited Away but it doesn't have impact of the other two for some reason



  • It doesn't technically count as a movie, but I just finished watching the entire series of Cowboy Bebop for the first time. Everything about its execution was stunning. Spike, Jet, and Faye are incredible characters, although admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of Ed. It just replaced Fooly Cooly as my favorite anime.



  • @SabotageTheTruth yeah, it's probably the greatest serial anime series I've ever seen. I still listen to the ost sometimes and I'm not an ost guy.



  • I got some catching up to do in this thread. In the last week, I've seen:

    Youtube Video

    Youtube Video

    Youtube Video

    Youtube Video

    Youtube Video

    Youtube Video

    Youtube Video