What movies have you seen recently?

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The East - 7/10

I really enjoyed this little Eco terrorist romp. Everybody in does a decent job, but as you may expect, Brit Marling stands above them all with another stellar performance.
 

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Finally saw Dredd. I liked it. 7/10
 

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Taken 2 6/10

Not as good as the first but I still enjoyed it. The fight scenes were poorly directed IMO.
 
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Shrooms, extended cut regrettably... 4/10.

It was okay I guess, predictable as it comes but I suppose you should expect that when you dig deep into the bargain bin
 

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Last two I've seen:

The Hunt - 8.5/10 (2012)

Watched this because a few guys over at, err, WCG, suggested it. Definitely a haunting film. I actually had to pause it at a couple of points because I was getting so angry at the characters--even though their reasoning behind their actions was justified. Certainly takes a look at child sex abuse that isn't afraid of shying away from some hard hitting questions. Definitely give it a go. It's a tough watch, but the performances (Mads Mikkelsen) are absolutely incredible.

The Act of Killing - 10/10

I don't hand out 10s. I might give one out a year at most, but I felt that this documentary absolutely deserved it. If you haven't seen the trailer, check it out here:
It takes place in Indonesia, where back in the 1960's a genocide of over 1 million communists took place. Since the party in power that committed these crimes is still in power, no one has ever been persecuted for their actions (international community has ignored this conflict). The documentary filmmakers approached Anwar Congo to reenact the events in a film, and closely follows the consequences. I won't give too much away, but the conversations between Anwar and his fellow executioners is pretty damn fascinating--they know the crimes they committed were cruel, but at the same time they must uphold a respectable image for their gang. It follows the notion and thought-process that many historical viewpoints follow, the idea that "history is written by the winners". It's a maddening and rewarding character study, adding a very human side to a very sadistic person.

It played at an art house cinema where I live (Oklahoma), so I imagine it won't be too hard for most people to find. Definitely check it out when you can, I have a hard time believing we'll see another documentary this good for the rest of the year--even if the Academy Awards tell you differently.
 
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The Tournament, certain scenes were filmed in the town I reside.
 

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Finally watched Argo last night. Amazing story, interesting movie. Not entirely sure if it deserved the Oscar for Best Picture, but it was still great.
 

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Uh, I saw The World's End in theatre.

Thought it was great! Good soundtrack too.
 

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Cold Eyes - It's about a female cop who is gifted at being observant of her surroundings, she joins a suspect shadowing team to take down a master criminal. It's decent the way the story presents itself is kinda...meh to say the least. The shadowing sequences are pretty suspenseful since the guy they're tracking is just as smart as the crew so he quickly realizes he's being followed unbeknownst to them. Overall though, totally wasn't worth the $15 I paid from the local Korean store.

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Montage

The story is about a mother Ha-Kyung (Uhm Jung Hwa) who's daughter was kidnapped and killed 15 years ago. Unfortuntately the police were never able to catch the kidnapper and he disappeared. 5 days before his stature of limitation was set to expire someone leaves a flower by the very place the little girl was killed, at the same time another little girl has been kidnapped by someone using the same MO. Now Detective Cheong-ho has to find this missing little girl and prove that it's the same kidnapper before the stature of limitation expires.

I thought the movie was pretty good, Uhm Jung Hwa does a good job conveying the feels. This was actually worth the $15 I spent.

3.5/5
 

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Riddick 7/10

I enjoyed it for what it was. A sci-fi B-movie. It had some pretty funny parts and some titties so it's a win!
 
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Just watched fight club. I've seen it before, but it's the last movie I've seen. Gotta give it a 10/10. One of my top 5s.

I was like I'm going to be productive. And then this movie came on AMC.
 

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Elysium. 7/10

Very good second movie from the guy that brought us District 9. The shows this director was not a one hit wonder.
 

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It was a solid effort, but District 9 >>>Elysium.
Oh yeah. District 9 was ground breaking. But as you said this was a solid second movie from him. And in an age when Hollywood is stuck on reboots, that's two good original movies from the same guy.
 

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Oh yeah. District 9 was ground breaking. But as you said this was a solid second movie from him. And in an age when Hollywood is stuck on reboots, that's two good original movies from the same guy.
I don't know about original. The story in Elysium is very basic and similar to many movies. I think this also shows that Big Budgets doesn't mean much. Elysium had like 4 times the budget.
 
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The lead actor in District 9 did one of the best jobs I've ever seen! Awesome movie too.
 

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Cloud Atlas, 7/10. I enjoyed the layered story but for how long the movie was the ending felt abrupt. I guess they had finally broken out of the cycle though..
 
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Star Trek: Into Darkness

8/10

Decent Sci-Fi Action flick.
 

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Elysium. 7/10

Very good second movie from the guy that brought us District 9. The shows this director was not a one hit wonder.
Agreed with everything here.

I would also give Elysium a 7/10 (just saw it this past Sunday)

I thought it was quite good. Not GREAT, but at least good. I would say that District 9 was better, but yes, this title further cements the impression that Blomkamp is no slouch.
 
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Agreed with everything here.

I would also give Elysium a 7/10 (just saw it this past Sunday)

I thought it was quite good. Not GREAT, but at least good. I would say that District 9 was better, but yes, this title further cements the impression that Blomkamp is no slouch.
I'd be curious to see Blomkamp try the comic book movie genre.

Something like that TV show Heroes. But no fookin Time Travel.
 

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Last two I've seen:

The Hunt - 8.5/10 (2012)

Watched this because a few guys over at, err, WCG, suggested it. Definitely a haunting film. I actually had to pause it at a couple of points because I was getting so angry at the characters--even though their reasoning behind their actions was justified. Certainly takes a look at child sex abuse that isn't afraid of shying away from some hard hitting questions. Definitely give it a go. It's a tough watch, but the performances (Mads Mikkelsen) are absolutely incredible.
I didn't pause it, but I actually shouted at the TV screen two or three times when I was watching it. Felt like a moron but I couldn't help it. When he went into the supermarket the 2nd time, argh!
 

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Riddick - 3/10

I thought it was terrible. No real redeemable qualities at all.
 

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Star Wars Episode 1 with my little cousin, seen it before plenty, but its by far best of the prequels, great imo.
 

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Finally saw Dredd. I liked it. 7/10
Saw it too on Netflix just last week. It was watchable, kept my interest.
Gotta say though, it's forgettable. Think I would have like a bit more 'camp' like the original Stallone version.
The performances were def more memorable.
 

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Warrior - 8/10

Still an awesome movie. Great performances all round.
 
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The one thing I liked about the previous Dredd was that big robot Rico had.
 

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Finally saw Star Trek Into Darkness. Have to admit, much better than I expected.