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What was the last film you saw?

JO
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Manchester, GB
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Not the best Coen Brothers movie, although I did laugh out loud at...oh I can't spoil it.
Paul B.
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Manchester, GB
Post #: 8
Sudden Death

Well I decided to switch of my brain last night and watch a good old action movie, where else can you see Jean Claude Van Damne fighting a giant penguin?
JO
user 3763738
Manchester, GB
Post #: 1,925
I watched Outlander. Vikings vs Aliens. It does what it says on the tin. Alien(s) could have been a bit better, but I thought it was very enjoyable. John Hurt,Jim Caveziel and Ron Perlman hamming it up nicely.Destined to become a true cult, which is not that easy. I can see a whole crossover franchise here. I got mocked for liking Alien vs Predator but I don't care. That flashback bit with the Aztecs praying to their Predator masters needs a film on its own.Aliens at the Battle of the Bulge? Predator vs Confederate troops in a Cold Mountain stylee? Bring it on! Who wouldn't love to see Jude Law looking nervously at a rustling corn field while three laser dots appear on his head?
A former member
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Hey, I am new to this group so I thought I'd say hello and post a reply to your topic.

The last film I saw was the "Lives of Others", a film set in the former German Democratic Republic providing an emotive onlook on the life of artists and their legislated restrictions on the expression of their art so as not to criticize the Republic. Perhaps less known are the number of artists assassinated for breaches committed through their art and the extreme measures taken to monitor the lives of these artists.

A very thought provocative film on Communism and the apparent attempt by government of idealism. The ideas of this film were echoed in another film I saw recently on Film 4 called "Equilibrium". In this film humanity are ordered to desert any emotion and form of art in a measure to avoid any development of negative extrematism such as political views in the shape of national socialism. The state however creates a greater anarchy and genocide by attempting to control the behaviour of humanity and the clear message of the film is the thought provocative statement by Newton when he says that every positive as an equally balanced negative and vice versa.

Both are very commendable films, albeit that the depth of impact of Equilibrium is somewhat spolit by Hollywood glamourisation of violence and individual heroism.
JO
user 3763738
Manchester, GB
Post #: 1,960
I saw In The Loop last night. It was pretty funny. Malcolm Tucker is such a great character.
Matt M
bluenova
Manchester, GB
Post #: 8
In The Loop has surely the best ever excuse for cheating on a girlfriend (not that i condone that kind of behavour at all!)

However, Malcolm Tucker's top swearing has now been equalled by Fantastic Mr Fox, with the mighty "This is gonna be a total cluster-cuss".
JO
user 3763738
Manchester, GB
Post #: 2,018
I really recommend The Man Who Would Be King if you haven't seen it. I got Wargames from Morrisons for £2 the other day. Hopelessly outdated computer wise, but still a great film.I've got The Illusionist to watch at some point this weekend.
A former member
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I saw The Changeling with Angelina Jolie, I thought it was quite good though there were some big holes in the plot and overacting in the asylum scenes, but a good enough story to hold your attention.
JO
user 3763738
Manchester, GB
Post #: 2,032
Quite enjoyed The Illusionist, although not as good as The Prestige which it must inevitably be compared to. Got Gomorrah to watch, but I might watch Aliens for comfort viewing.I'm not getting out of bed unless I have to.
Heidi
user 10758523
Manchester, GB
Post #: 1
Last film watched was Let the Right One In, the swedish vampire film watched on Halloween was very good!
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