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What was the last movie you watched and what did you think about it?

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Few days ago I watched The Great Gatsby, which I enjoyed, and then went to see American Sniper in the theatre. The people I was with really seemed to enjoy it, but I didn't. It's almost more of a documentary than a movie, and the whole thing was predictable and kinda boring. However, I do prefer to watch movies for entertainment rather than for a deeper meaning type thing like it was.

The next day I saw The Watch, a scifi comedy with Jonah Hill and some other well known actors. Not the best comedy I've seen of course, but it wasn't bad. I also saw The Art of The Steal, a crime comedy. It's Canadian made so I wasn't expecting much anyway.

Yesterday I went for three: Argo, Looper, and The Dictator. Argo (historical thriller) was probably my favourite of the movies in this post, but if you see it, I recommend reading up on the actual story afterwards, as they change a number of aspects for Hollywood. Looper (scifi) was good until the ending which I found very disappointing. They also changed their method of how time travel works in different parts of the film. Finally I saw The Dictator (comedy) which was the only Sacha Baron Cohen film I wanted to see. It was good enough that I plan to see Borat soon.

I watched Bruno today, the 3rd of his 4 films. Not nearly as good as The Dictator but still worthwhile if you've seen all the good comedies out there.

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I just watched Mortdecai. Needless to say, it was hilariously bad.

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Love Rosie, had to watch it with someone

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@Darkfire45 Is still it worth watching?

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@Clancy12 Whilst it was funny sometimes, the plot itself is pretty bad. Anyway, I guess you can watch it if you enjoy bad movies.

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I have recently re-watched 500 days of summer. I like to cry my eyes out sometimes.

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I just saw American Sniper over the weekend. Eastwood did a fantastic job and the whole thing was very well acted, but I'm still certain that the movie's content and release date were completely aimed at earning awards. In other words, it was very high quality Oscar-bait.

@HahiHa I'd ignore that critique. Political extremists and internet trolls are not a good basis for judging something.

SPOILERS The movie spends a lot of time showing how consumed he was with the war. While his brother, wife, and the soldiers who left either injured or after their tour was up all tried convincing him he should stop going back to Iraq he continued to take on more tours of duty and try to push himself into the line of fire. Even after his friend dies because they rushed into an ambush on pure adrenaline he says that it wasn't the ambush that killed his friend but his friend's doubt in the righteousness of the war. At best, the movie depicts Kyle as obsessively trying to live up to his father's standards (a man who, in the first half hour of the film, becomes so enraged by his own speech he whips out his belt and starts threatening to beat his children) by killing anything that poses even a remote threat to his family and/or country. At worst he's shown as psychotically obsessed with killing as many terrorists as possible and a sniper named Mustafa. In fact, it isn't until he almost dies killing Mustafa that he finally decides to stay at home yet he tells a psychiatrist that he still wants to keep going back and that he doesn't see that as a bad thing.
END OF SPOILERS

So yeah, if someone watches that movie and only comes away with "Chris Kyle killed so many brown people, he's AWESOME!" they would have twisted the movie to say that no matter what it's message was.

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I'm thinking about watching Against The Sun tonight, anyone seen it?

Also, in the last few days I've seen Chronicle (Scifi/Thriller), The Guilt Trip (Comedy), For A Good Time Call...(Comedy), Rob The Mob (Crime Drama), and Two Night Stand (Rom Com).

Not much to say here. Chronicle started out bad, got good in the middle, then ended ok. Rob The Mob had a lot more drama and a lot less action that I thought it would have, but was made well and by the time it was done I felt like barely anytime had passed, a sign to me that I liked it. Two Night Stand was a slightly less chessy romcom than most.

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I just watched Wadjda. Wadjda is a ten year old girl who likes pop music, sells bracelets on the schoolyard, and wants to buy a bicycle. However, this is not considered proper behaviour for a woman in Saudi Arabia. This leads to friction between her and the fundamentalist establishment. Wadjda is a deeply affecting, beautiful film that left me with a lump in my throat (That's as much of an emotional reaction as any media gets from me).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/Wadjda_%28film%29.jpg/220px-Wadjda_%28film%29.jpg

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I have watched Crazy, Stupid Love again and again for Valentines Day.

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I watched The Wind Rises. Veteran anime director Hayao Miyazaki's final film is a beautiful story of a romantic in an unromantic world and a love poem to the majesty of flight. I actually cried at the end, something that rarely happens nowadays. Farewell, Hayao Miyazaki. The world of cinema has lost a true great.

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I watched the movie WANTED. Holy crap am I pumped to workout. Such a great action movie with a great story.

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I watched the movie WANTED. Holy crap am I pumped to workout. Such a great action movie with a great story.

You're joking, right? Please tell me you're joking.

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You're joking, right? Please tell me you're joking.

I have bias on it because it was my favorite movie as a kid. That's all, and I really love the songs too. That's it. So, I'm not joking.

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Okay so since the 11th I've seen: 2 Guns (Action Comedy), Vehicle 19 (Thriller), World War Z (Apocalyptic Action), Time Lapse (Sci-fi Thriller), Headhunters (Thriller), Let's Kill Ward's Wife (Comedy), Against The Sun (Adventure), Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (Horror Comedy), I Am Legend (Post-Apocalyptic Sci-fi Horror), and Hot Fuzz (Action Comedy). Plus I re-watched 21 & Over

World War Z is now one of my top movies ever. It's filled with 2012-esque cinematography. Also the best "zombie" movie I've seen.
Headhunters, one of 2 foreign films on that list, was also good. It kept me attention to the very end. Actually all of them were enjoyable and I would recommend them all.

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