Last movie you watched

  • @TokyoSlim said in Last movie you watched:

    Also I bought tickets for later on this month when the new 4k restoration of Tampopo comes to town. One of my favorite movies of all time!

    The ultimate Noodles and Broth film.

    I rented it after reading glowing reviews on IMDB. What everyone sees in it, I do not know.

    If it had been a normal movie, just sticking to the main noodle plot, it's would've been pretty good. No masterpiece, but solid. Instead, it's disjointed, with jarringly nonsensical subplots, and heavy-handed food fetishism.

    Anywho, I just saw Hell or High Water. Great locations, well paced, reasonable acting, but too much reliance on old tropes and stereotypes.

  • @Oscillator

    If it had been a normal movie, just sticking to the main noodle plot, it's would've been pretty good. No masterpiece, but solid. Instead, it's disjointed, with jarringly nonsensical subplots, and heavy-handed food fetishism.

    If it had been a normal movie like you suggest, it would have been forgotten by time or never seen by most of the people who believe it to be a masterpiece. Instead it's a wonderful lighthearted satirical comedy of food culture, tradition, etiquette, and Hollywood. :)

    So I'm glad it's not as you proposed. Sorry you didn't like it.

  • The last movie I watched Is "I Am Not Your Negro", a documentary about race in the US from the perspective of the writings and interviews of James Baldwin.

    Youtube Video

    Five stars.

  • @TokyoSlim We're showing that at my theater but literally every showing is sold out, guess I'll have to wait on that one.

    I'll try to catch Fist Fight sometime this week. It has been getting crap reviews but I love me some Charlie Day, so I don't care.

  • @SabotageTheTruth It's worth seeing.

    I Am Not Your Negro, not the Charlie Day one, I didn't even know that was a movie and can make no judgment on it. :)

  • @TokyoSlim It has a lower score on RottenTomatoes than The Great Wall does right now. #quality

  • @SabotageTheTruth Guess you can hold out hope for "so-bad-it's-good?"

  • The last two movies I saw were Hidden Figures and Rushmore. I want to start watching movies regularly again.. I've been spending all my free time gaming

    I thought Hidden Figures was great. I'm a big space/nasa nerd so I'm into anything that relates to that subject. I also love when movies are made on lesser known subjects, stories or characters that played a big part in a more well known event. From what I can tell the film is actually pretty historically accurate as well, which is something I appreciate.

    I'm not the biggest Wes Anderson fan but I've enjoyed all of his films that I've seen. Rushmore was no different. Its also on HBO right now if anyone's interested

  • Managed to sneak me and my brother into a local press screening for Logan last night. It was awesome

  • @tokeeffe9 I had the same thoughts as you (I think we're thinking the same thing without ruining the movie for others) and one of the thoughts that I had that I really liked is that perhaps it doesn't make sense to me because I don't understand the language and that if I did then maybe it would... its a bit of mental gymnastics that I'm willing to perform for an otherwise amazing film. I really loved this movie

  • @Mango Ya that's the thing. I actually don't want to think about it too much as the the self contained story is great but I can't help it. I'll spoiler what I am referencing.

    Basically being able to see your future (and I guess past although not as important). One thing is that someone with that ability would realistically lose all emotions. They already know all the feelings they will have, there is no surprise in what will happen, how they will feel etc.

    But the bigger issue is that this language is being thought to everyone in the world so everyone should have this ability and as 3rd dimensional beings, that just causes a huge amount of problems where everyone understands whats going to happen and genuinely no longer has a meaning or purpose.

    So ya... I'm trying to think only about the movie but it's tough.

  • @tokeeffe9 good points... definitely understand where you're coming from

  • I saw The VVitch which has some good stuff but just comes off as self-defeating and even a little cowardly in the end.

    It's a bit upsetting to me, because there is some really inspired imagery, but man, it isn't smartly strung together. It's a film but it still feels like a storyboard. Performances are pretty good all-round (the lead is great), but the scripting is so dogmatic and loud.

    I'm surprised people found this slow. I'd say it isn't slow enough. There's an anxiety to start throwing conflict and death around, I would have much rather taken in the impressive period setting for what it was.

    In the end it's surprisingly typical, and while (admirably) sticking to the tenets of isolated, god-fearing life, doesn't have much to say or develop its characters well enough to care much about all the suffering they undergo. However, I appreciate the effort and look forward to what Eggers does next.

  • Watched Arrival a couple days back. As a translator, I couldn't help but love it. Also, am I the only one who thinks the ending is straight out of 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors? Not that it'd bad thing.

  • I got in a weird conversation/argument the other day about Arrival. I can't really go into it without spoiling things, but let's just say it was incredibly weird.

    Apparently I don't like the end of that movie because I have never experienced actual time travel, and therefore don't believe in it. And apparently that movie is super accurate, because homeboy is a legit time traveler? Ok then!

  • Watched Silence (Martin Scorsese movies). Even though the movie was slow. It was such well acted and I found the plot very interesting and characters very intriguing.

  • @TokyoSlim in your spoiler tag...

    is homeboy the person you were having the conversation/argument with, and did he claim that the ending is super accurate? Haha

  • @Tragosaurus yes. It's SUPER ACCURATE because he knows and he's done it.

  • @TokyoSlim Haha what a guy. What else has he done? Does he also think Inception is super accurate.

  • @Tragosaurus no see, he specifically mentioned that was bogus. Lol

    I didn't talk to him that long. I politely excused myself from the conversation :)