Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What's the last movie you rented?

And did you like it? Tell all in the comments (while I work on some lengthier future posts)
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58 comments:

suburbanidealist said...

Tropic Thunder.

I figured I had to see what all the RDJ fuss was all about, and UGH. What a horrible, joyless film. It just felt forced - especially Mr. Scientology Cruise.

Michael Parsons said...

Lust/Caution and things We Lost in the Fire...both arrive the same day...still not watched.

Which one first?

Vanessa said...

My Blueberry Nights

Somehow this film had passed me by and even though it got quite bad critisism I wanted to see what it was all about. I really didnt think it was that bad...

Catherine said...

Last film I rented was The Awful Truth, which I watched twice in one day because I loved it that much.

Kurtis O said...

"Reprise."

One of my favorite films of the year.

PS: Nice to see someone else who's not ga-ga over "Tropic Thunder." (The Cruise Globe nod is pretty appalling.) Thanks, suburbanidealist.

mB said...

Being Julia. And wow, did The Benning blow me away!

Aaron said...

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

I did not care for it at all, and I usually like that kind of humor.

E Dot said...

Lars and the Real Girl.

I didn't see it last year when it was in the Awards mix. It was sadder than I expected...

NATHANIEL R said...

Kurtis O -- i'm so glad people are starting to catch up with this film. easy top ten'er this year.

michael --lust/caution is better but they're both very well acted movies so pop some popcorn and settle in for a long nite.

vanessa --i still haven't seen that one

catherine --isn't that film pure joy?

mB-- you expected less? The Bening rocks

Emma said...

The Glenn Miller Story. It was a'right, I've deffo seen better from all concerned, though.

Brian said...

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD.

Good movie. I really enjoyed it. Herzog makes the most unique documentaries. Beautiful cinematography.

abstew said...

CAMILLE with greta garbo. i'm trying to make my way through time magazine's 100 greatest films of all time.
it was great but the whole time i thought, 'this is LA TRAVIATA. it is too similar not to be.' luckily wikipedia confirmed that verdi did, in fact, adapt his opera from the same source, alexandre dumas' La dame aux Camélias.

Actionman said...

Parsons -- Things We Lost in the Fire is incredible. Del Toro is marvelous. Lust/Caution was a'ight.


Brian -- Encounters is amazing, huh?

The last film I saw was Love Songs, which came out earlier this year. I was disappointed.

And I thought Tropic Thudner was easily one of the funniest movies of the year.

Luigi De Angelis S. said...

BABY MAMA.

Not perfect (actually, I didn't expect perfection) but very funny... good to see a couple of talented women (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) in a world ruled by men like Judd Apatow, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Jack Black, Will Ferrell and all those guys.

PIPER said...

Ah jeez, do I have to?

Okay.

The last movie I rented was Definitely/Maybe. I fought against it and lost.

And... it... was... terrible.

Rachel Weisz. Why? Why?

Robert said...

Gozno: The Life and Works of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

That Alex Gibney sure knows how to make a documentary

And Tropic Thunder was hit or miss. Downey - hit. Cruise - miss.

Chris said...

Happy-Go-Lucky, The Edge of Love, and Joy Division.

They were all quite okay.

Christopher said...

I can't remember.

We buy movies from one of the three DVD clubs we subscribe to but rent a movie? It's been too many years to recall.

Now, we go to the movies. We saw the latest James Bond movie -- loved it and this weekend, we're going to see the The Day the Earth Stood Still in Imax. Can't wait.

James Colon said...

Speaking of Alex Gibney, the last movie I rented was TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE. Gonna have to agree with Robert, the guy knows how to make a documentary.

That same day, I also saw STRAW DOGS for the first time, which was one brilliant, but brutal movie--but it is Sam Peckinpah.

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Jeremy said...

rented Fight Club!
I saw it for the very first time ...It was awesome!
I dunno why but I thought Edward Norton was real the star of that movie...and not Brad Pitt,
but thats just me

Michael said...

I got 2001,Man from Snowy RIver, My Left Foot and Return to Witch Mountain
2001: very goood except i'm not a fan of ending
MfSR - Australiana at its best. Very aussie and a good australian tale
MLF - Day-lewis' performance was onlt susbstantual thing in film, otherwise measly plot
RtWM - Bette Davis reduiced to this. I was almost in tears. Quite gastly.

Dame James Henry said...

Downfall

It was a decent, genuinely interesting film about WWII. After Hitler and Eva Braun kill themselves, thought, it sort of turns into "who's going to off themself next?" for the next 40 minutes.

Keelay! said...

I haven't rented a movie in forever (I see them for free in the theatre, so I try and catch them there.) Honestly, it must've been Junebug a few months ago. Which I really enjoy. Some friends hadn't heard of it, and we happened to be talking about Amy Adams so...

Anonymous said...

The Painted Veil.

A Beautiful and simply fantastic movie which was overlooked by the Acadmemy.

A-

Agustin said...

off topic
check out this video from Rudo y Cursi, Alfonso Cuaron's brother movie with Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna
http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=vXfoLruT-tw&feature=channel_page

Curtis said...

I rented "The Hunger" with Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve, but I've seen it before and love it anyways.

Styx said...

"The Visitor" -- Loved it.

Next up is "In Bruges."

BeRightBack said...

Adaptation, which was mind-bending but wonderful. Meryl Streep in particular was extremely enjoyable. The mind-bending effect was compounded by the movie ending and the television flipping back to The Colbert Report, during an interview with Charlie Kaufman about Synecdoche, New York. It was a good thing I wasn't stoned.

nothingiswritten said...

Le Doulos. For reasons I can't explain Melville's films fascinate me. Another beautiful Criterion edition.

Encounters at the End of the World tonight. The temp's been hovering around zero the past few days, and we now have snow on the ground, so I thought it might warm me up to watch a movie about someplace even colder!

Anonymous said...

"The Deep End".

Didn't like it and was surprised Tilda got some awards traction for it. I think of all genres, thrillers are the hardest to make because so many of them start off strong and then end up being ridiculous.
- Sean C.

Deborah said...

Via Netflix, Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

Anything with Antonio Banderas and his testosterone is enjoyable for me, but this was overblown and disjointed. Where it had the simplicity of Desperado it was fine, but then it would get all self-important and overstuffed.

Dave said...

I just watched Kung Fu Panda, which was good. (Why are female voices so undistinctive in these things? [Ellen and Holly Hunter aside.] I didn't realise it was Jolie till the credits told me. Or Lucy Liu.) Also have The Edge of Love waiting.

Max said...

Cloverfield.

Blair Witch meets Godzilla. Not bad, actually. Mercifully short at 84 minutes, and only 18 minutes of exposition! How's that for economy?

ryan said...

"Tropic Thunder"

I was SHOCKED by how much I liked it. Downey Jr. was indeed great but so was Jack Black- his scence with the bat had me in stitches.

Anonymous said...

Transsiberian...So very well reviewed, but I was frustrated by not understanding why Jessie's character did certain things, by Roy's obliviousness, and the general string-pulling, as with most thrillers.

FDot said...

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

It was about what I expected it to be. It helped pass 95 minutes pleasantly enough

Roberta Lipp said...

Aaron, I walked out of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in the theater. I too thought I would love it. Unbearable.

Tim said...

Thanks to the magic that is Netflix, the last movie I rented was two movies at the same time: The Wind Will Carry Us (digging my way through the Kiarostami I haven't seen) and The Decline of the American Empire (for no particular reason at all). Liked them both, as one "likes" highly intellectual art films; found out that 1:00 AM is the wrong time to start watching a slow-moving, symbolism-heavy Iranian film.

Next up - for reasons too unspeakably horrible to bring up - is Underworld.

NATHANIEL R said...

christopher i hear you but by renting i now mean netflix or greencine or any online service.

i don't go to video stores if i can help it either. the selection is ALWAYS terrible. not so for online warehouses.

Christine said...

The Body Snatcher on Netflix.
Also, I'm with you on the evils of video stores. Whenever I'm in one, I always think of the "Flower That Drank the Moon" scene in "Ghostworld."

FenixPahedi said...

Atonement and Iron Man. I they are both great for various reasons.

Peter Chan said...

Last movie I got from Netflix was 'Run Fat Boy Run'. Although I received the first two discs of the miniseries 'Generation Kill' today and am ready for some Stark Sands appreciation.

NicksFlickPicks said...

I'm still a Blockbuster visitor (again: Team Abacus!), and I took out Mongol, Shelter, The Band's Visit, and Standard Operating Procedure this week. I'm like a half-hour into Mongol right now, and I'm bored in my mind, but not in my eyes. I'm way, way more of an Atanarjuat guy. (And the camera doesn't always have to be on a moving crane, does it?...)

Brodie said...

The Ruins, Death Becomes Her, Prizzi's Honor, Manhattan and I can't remember the other, but I have only watched Death Becomes Her and The Ruins. The Ruins was a pretty good mod-horror, and Death Becomes Her is an all-time favourite. My favourite Streep performance EASILY!

Adam said...

I gave 'Savage Grace' a second viewing on account of my adoration for Julianne Moore, offensive sex and Hugh Dancy. Those qualities aside, I still felt completely uninvolved. I want to love this one, but all I feel is blech.

I also rented 'Mister Lonely' for the first time and thought it was excellent. Far beyond the negative words I'd read. There's something really mesmerizing and uniquely beautiful captured in it. For me the flying nun scenes are some of the best of the year.

Tom W said...

I love Death Becomes Her also...I keep wondering why they dont ever have it for $5 at Target?

Anonymous said...

Wanted.

Meh.

Anonymous said...

I rented Wall-E to watch with my girlfriend. I had already seen it, but she hadn't. Best date movie ever, hands down.

-Jonny

Michael said...

Picked up Hancock last night. I never got around to see it in the cinemas because I simply felt the trailer looked a bit stupid... But what a surprise! Just a really joyfull superhero movie. Way better than the overrated Iron Man!

SolShine7 said...

Juno, it was good. Very good!

Emily said...

Layer Cake. Admired it - especially Daniel Craig - but didn't love it.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Monkey Puzzle arrived in the mail today. haven't watch it yet. I went into a Blockbuster the other day and thought it strange there was 20 copies of Mongol and 15 of Wanted.

aramatamara said...

delicatessen. really liked it. jeunet really knows how to bring the quirky sweetness.

Chris Na Taraja said...

THE ORDER with Heath Ledger.

I liked it, but it wasn't the greatest film. It has a lot of problems, but it's got some fine acting form Health Ledger and Benno what's his name, that gorgeous german actor...Benno Furman.

It sort of wants to be more thrilling than it is. And has the tempo of a WB horror TV show (ie buffy, or charmed)

Chris Na Taraja said...

Ah yes curtis THE HUNGER. I caught the end of that on TV the other night, it is still awesome.

Ben Wilson said...

Rendition

I rather enjoyed it, though it is one of those films that you know is going to make you angry with its political messages that you can't do anything about... The scene of Reese-wonderful-Witherspoon crying as she is rejected by an icier-than-Miranda-Priestly Meryl Streep is just gold. Gold I say!

mosquito wenzi said...

Tin Man

Sci-Fi Channel's reimagining of The Wizard of Oz with Zooey Deschanel. It was fun.