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Seen any good movies lately?

Asked by Ladymia69 (6881points) February 6th, 2011

I just saw The King’s Speech today in the theater and was pleasantly surprised. However, this question can apply to a movie you’ve seen in the theater, or one on Netflix, or a movie you rented from 1931 that you had never seen before but just got the urge to see now.

In other words, what was the last movie you saw that really stuck to you, and why?

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Berserker's avatar

Piranha. That remake. It’s very gory, as one might expect, but it’s not gore just for the sake of gore. The aftermath of fish attacks are…fucking disturbing. Or maybe I’m turning into a wuss, but I was like omg. I mean it’s what they did with the special effects and all, legs half eaten off, guts falling out, guys ripping in two…it’s not just gross, you feel something else…I was disturbed in a way I have not with horror since Martyrs, and to me, that’s a good thing. I almost forgot that this is classified under horror comedy.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

@Symbeline There’s going to be an American remake of the “Martyrs”.
Speaking of “Martyrs”, the last good movie I saw was “Martyrs”.

kenmc's avatar

“Black Swan” was pretty damn crazy.

Berserker's avatar

@Michael_Huntington Haha damn, a remake? Can’t wait to see that. And yeah, Martyrs rocks.

Aethelwine's avatar

I just watched The Road. I had to watch it twice, it was so good. Very bittersweet. Maybe bittersweet isn’t the right word, but this movie stayed in my thoughts for some time after I watched it. Not many movies do that to me.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

The King’s Speech, Black Swan, Up (although I couldn’t get over the beginning enough to really be uplifted by the rest of the movie).

Ladymia69's avatar

OK….I should have said have you seen any good movies lately besides “Black Swan”. Sick of hearing about that overrated pretense-a-thon.

absalom's avatar

My university has this movie channel. It’s usually pretty uninteresting but the other night they were playing Mulholland Dr., and I watched it again and remembered what a great movie it is.

Really want to see The King’s Speech.

filmfann's avatar

I really enjoyed the Fighter, Kings Speech, Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right, and True Grit.

Ladymia69's avatar

I liked The Kids Are Alright quite a bit. I also just saw The Maid which came out awhile ago.

MacBean's avatar

Getting ready for the awards season, in the space of about two weeks I watched The Fighter, The King’s Speech, Black Swan, 127 Hours, The Kids Are All Right, True Grit, Winter’s Bone, The Social Network, Rabbit Hole, The Town, Blue Valentine, How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Animal Kingdom, and Exit Through the Gift Shop. I liked all of them except The Social Network and Animal Kingdom.

incendiary_dan's avatar

I just watched Star Trek: Insurrection. It was pretty awesome.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Another vote for both The Kids Are Alright and Social Network.

gailcalled's avatar

I too saw The King’s speech, on Friday night. Unusual for me, I didn’t peek at my watch once. The two lead actors were a treat to watch. A surprising amount of humor given the subject matter (British royalty, speech impediment, smoking, protocol, Hitler, WWII,bullying. fatuous and cruel Duke of Windsor, domineering father.)

I had to walk out of Exit Through the Gift Shop due to splitting headache from volume of sound track and amateurish zooming and zigging of hand-held camera.

LuckyGuy's avatar

“I Like Killing Flies” Documentary about a quirky restaurant owner in NYC. Shopsin’s
“The King of Kong” Documentary about the world championship for the classic video game Donkey Kong.
“Waiting for Guffman” Mock documentary by Christoper Guest.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I was very pleased with Big Fan, especially because of Patton Oswalt’s outstanding performance.

Jude's avatar

I wasn’t impressed with Black Swan. Nataltie Portman, though, blew me away.

Joker94's avatar

True Grit was really,very good. I rewatched Taken, too, which still made me tense up after a second viewing. If you’re into the “so-bad-they’re-good” things, I recommend Troll 2. Best B-movie I’ve ever seen. Also, obligatory Inglourious Basterds recommendation.

Aethelwine's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities I agree. I was really impressed with his performance in that film. A great comedian and actor. I didn’t know he had it in him.

Bellatrix's avatar

The King’s Speech was brilliant.
The Fighter was also excellent and Christian Bale was amazing.
True Grit was very good. Particularly the way the characters were drawn and acted.
If you can access it Animal Kingdom is an excellent Australian film. Wouldn’t want to live next door to those people.

Ladymia69's avatar

@Joker94 @jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Big Fan was unexpectedly fantastic. And True Grit was expectedly thrilling. And if I hear about Black Swan one more time, I am going to split off from myself and spin into a frenzy.

MacBean's avatar

@ladymia69 That’s how I feel about The Social Network.

Ladymia69's avatar

@MacBean Ohhh…I’d almost forgotten about that one…

Ladymia69's avatar

Oh, and I downloaded Blue Valentine last night…looking forward to watching that one.

Joker94's avatar

@MacBean I think people only remembered Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook because of that movie…....

Bellatrix's avatar

Oh I saw that one too Ladymia. It was good. I hope you like it. I am a movie addict. I love going to the cinema and watching a great film.

Ladymia69's avatar

@Mz_Lizzy I have a movie problem as well…I love good film!

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