What was the last movie you watched?

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09-08-2018, 11:42 PM
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So I watched First Squad: The Moment of Truth, and I must say without a doubt that it was one of the most disappointing films I have ever seen. Not only is the villain completely generic, the plot slow and plodding, and the finale pointless, but literally every single character is undeveloped past the most rudimentary details of their life. I've seen better dramas in bloody James Bond movies than here. Shoot, we don't even meet the rest of "First Squad" till the last twenty minutes of the film! And after watching the absolute masterpiece that was Inside Out? I'm glad I pirated this thing, otherwise I'd have thrown the jewel case across the room by time the credits rolled.

There was so much potential here! With a Russian cast and a Russian setting, this was a chance to show the realities of the Eastern Front often forgotten in the west; things like the Hunger Plan, the day-to-day operations of the NKVD, and the realities of winter warfare. Instead we're given a film that not only fails as a story, but also as a depiction of the war within which it's supposedly set. The only saving grace here is the aesthetic. It's incredibly refreshing to hear Russian voices in an anime, and both the artstyle and voice acting is gorgeous. I just wish they could've been spent on a better film, especially one depicting the most important front of the whole war.

Ugh, this is not how I wanted to end my night. I'm gonna pop some drugs and watch HoI 4 meme videos till I pass out.

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09-22-2018, 01:48 AM
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Just watched Paddington Bear with the family. I tell ya, here's a movie that'll make you smile, laugh, yet still manages to be touching in a way that's near and dear to everyone. It's pretty much the best movie ever. ^^

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11-22-2018, 01:27 AM
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Tried watching Doctor Zhivago again and actually made it to the end this time. Seems like I'd peaced out with only half an hour left last time. The storyline is just okay but the score and production value are simply incredible. I wouldn't recommend it on a whim given its running time - Lawrence of Arabia and Bridge on the River Kwai are much better films of that length. If you're aware of the book or just like the setting of revolutionary Russia it's worth checking out.

 
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12-07-2018, 01:59 PM
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I recently watched The Cloverfield Paradox. I heard it got bad reviews but I really enjoyed it and it was really cool that they were able to finally offer an explanation for the other films.
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12-29-2018, 04:26 PM
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Just watched - Hachi: A Dog's Tale. And god damn it, I want a dog now and I will call it Hachi. Aaah so sad, but so touching. ;_;
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01-04-2019, 08:44 PM
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I can say with little doubt that Holmes and Watson is the worst movie that I have ever seen.

 
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01-06-2019, 12:59 PM (This post was last modified: 01-06-2019, 12:59 PM by malmon.)
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I watched three!

The Greatest Showman (2017): The structure of the story was pretty generic, typical protagonist, started out with nothing, got big, got a bit too big before coming back down to earth, etc. That being said, it was generally quite an upbeat and enjoyable film, and there was enough drama to keep things somewhat interesting without ruining the overall mood. 3/5 would recommend.

Arrival (2016): I quite liked this one. I don't tend to watch a lot of sci-fi, not becase I don't like it, but because I just generally don't watch a lot of movies in general. This one was pretty interesting though, as it was less about the aliens, and more about what humanity managed to learn from them. Although, I'm only giving it a 3/5 because as is rather typical of American film, they portray themselves as the levelheaded ones who save the day, while China and Russia (because what other country matters, amirite?) almost mess everything up with their violent nature. The ending also felt somewhat anticlimactic, but not like it ruins the entire film. Would recommend.

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2014): An inticing look into a washed up actor's attempt to make it big as a Broadway director and his battle with his alter ego. The technical aspects of the film I thought were excellent, especially the camera work, with how seamlessly timelines are joined with no cut. But the story itself wasn't really to my taste - it seemed to cross between fantasy and reality a little too much and too subtly, and funnily enough, I found myself wanting to see the play within the film more than the film itself. I wouldn't say it was bad - it definitely kept my attention and desire to know what happens next, and felt deep enough to keep me thinking, but in the end I don't think it's something I'd like to see again. I'd give it a 2.5/5, and I can't really say whether I'd recommend it or not: immediately after finishing, I wouldn't have, but now that I think about it a bit more I think it deserves a chance. I reckon this one is very much down to individual taste.

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01-11-2019, 09:38 PM
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Oyayubihime was recommended to me on /tv/ about a month ago, can't really recall what the context was, and it sat in my Watch Later playlist till today. I saw it when I was hanging out with a friend and looking for videos to put on and we had a pretty great time watching it. I'm not going to say much about it as I think going in blind is the best viewing experience. It is a TV movie so don't expect it to be very impressive from a technical standpoint. This also means it never saw a DVD or Blu-ray release and a quick search has failed to turn up any torrents. Luckily, the entire thing is uploaded on to YouTube albeit at only 360p. It's not a bad movie and can be enjoyed alone but I think it would be pretty fun to watch with friends. The first twenty minutes may seem a bit dull but I promise that it gets interesting after that.

 
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03-02-2019, 01:50 PM
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Saw Alita: Battle Angel yesterday and I quite enjoyed it, despite its flaws. The pacing and writing are questionable, especially the dialogue. The visuals and action scenes are all pure eye candy, though. It's not the best but I think would still recommend watching it in a theater just because of how nice it looks.

 
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