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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby rikkikow » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:53 am

Himalaya (1999)
Description: Oscar nominated Nepali Movie in The Himalaya Country Nepal.
“An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against the harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo.”

Local products are not sufficient to guarantee the community’s survival. Rock salt is traded to the lower parts of Nepal for grain. Yaks are used as pack animals, and for milk, meat, and hide. The movie was shot on location in a region that can only be reached on foot, filmed with no special effects, and with all but two characters played by real chiefs, lamas (high priest) and local villagers. The acting is superb. The film depicts universal human themes. According to the special features the story is based upon the true story of a community of Tibetans known as Dolpa. Filming began in 1997 using 200 porters, 150 yaks, and 15 film crew members over a nine month period.

trailer:
https://youtu.be/vN--9D7rmlQ

Movie has a great sound track. Yaks seem to be very trustworthy and obedient animals. :notworthy:
Spoiler: show
https://youtu.be/OqnAxJgVw3Y
[One yak and two bags of salt go to the Mountain Demons.]
https://youtu.be/UECRCq1ip-U


edits done
Some of these people may have never seen a tree, definitely never seen a movie.
More about the Nomads of Dolpo here: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/12/nomads-of-dolpo/
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:36 am

In the theater:
Kedi (2016) — Hundreds of thousands of cats run freely in the city of Istanbul, cared for by people who are not their owners. This delightful documentary focuses on seven of these cats, their distinctive personalities, and the people in their lives.



On DVD:
This Girl Is Badass (Jukkalan) (2011) — Thai martial arts star Yanin "Jeeja" Vismitananda plays a bike messenger who gets mixed up with an assortment of dangerous (and often ridiculous) characters. The action scenes are fantastic, but the comedy is really silly.

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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:08 am

The Promise (2016) — Oscar Isaac stars as Michael Boghosian, an Armenian medical student in Constantinople at the outbreak of World War I, in a romantic drama set amid the genocide of Christian populations in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks. It's an excellent film and a timely reminder about an episode in history that should never be forgotten. Կը յիշեմ եւ կը պահանջեմ։
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Moh » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:19 am

I watched Sing the other night. It was cute. The best part was Tori Kelly's solo at the end, honestly. :lol:

I also watched (mostly listened) to The Force Awakens. I don't really remember the other Star Wars movies, but this one wasn't too bad. Now I'm excited to see John Boyega in that Pacific Rim sequel. :fear:
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:35 pm

I probably won't watch any of these again:

Beautiful Creatures
It was on TV while I was doing other things. Turned out to be as boring as the book.

Cast Away ★★
I love Tom Hanks. This did not live up to expectations.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant ★★
I liked this book series a lot. It was a mistake to try and turn it into films, it was a mistake to try and cram a bunch of it together. It would've worked better on TV (and still would). I didn't dislike everything though; Selma Hayak with a beard was fun and I didn't expect to see Kristen Schaal.

American Psycho
See "Cast Away": This did not live up to expectations. Christian Bale's manner of speaking was annoying. The soundtrack was great. If I ever go back I think I would be better off reading the novel and imagining things for myself.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising ★★★
This was mindless fun that wasn't boring. I was happy to be introduced to Beanie Feldstein and Nora Lum.

Straight Outta Compton ★★★
I understand why this was raved over, but I have no real personal connection to the music or the history discussed so at best it was a somewhat entertaining film about a music genre I don't often listen to. I probably wouldn't have watched this had we not been given free HBO over the weekend.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Zunu » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:10 pm

Nayoko-Kihara wrote:I probably won't watch any of these again:

Beautiful Creatures
It was on TV while I was doing other things. Turned out to be as boring as the book.


I always get the title of that movie mixed up with "Heavenly Creatures" which was like the start of a decade-long Kate Winslet crush for me.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:42 pm

^ Funny that you should say that! When I saw Beautiful Creatures in Nayoko's list, I thought, "I loved that movie!" But then I thought, "No, wait, I'm thinking of Heavenly Creatures!" XD

Speaking of creature features, today I saw Colossal, in which an out-of-work writer, played by Anne Hathaway, discovers that she controls the actions of a giant monster that is wreaking havoc in Seoul. Great fun!

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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Zunu » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:38 am

^ When you say "Great fun" do you mean, so bad it's ridiculous, or that it was actually a quality movie?
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:59 pm

^ The concept is absurd, of course — perhaps even more absurd than that of kaijū films in general — but I thought the film was well done, and I enjoyed it very much. I certainly wouldn't class it with the likes of, say, Plan Nine from Outer Space, Manos: The Hands of Fate, or Satan's Cheerleaders, all of which I love, even though they are most definitely schlock. Be advised, however, that "great fun" for me doesn't necessarily mean that Colossal is a laugh a minute; this movie gets pretty dark at times.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:30 pm

The Perks of Being a Wallflower ★★
Did a lackluster job trying to combine serious emotional elements with watered down versions of "high school movie" tropes. Two stars for effort. I hope the book is better since it's so popular. Emma Watson's American accent was a horrible distraction, I hope it's less obvious in the upcoming Tom Hanks film.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Fri May 05, 2017 6:02 pm

I just watched a PBS documentary called Language Matters with Bob Holman (2015), about endangered languages and efforts to revitalize them. It focuses on the Aboriginal languages of the Goulburn Islands off the northern coast of Australia, which have very few remaining speakers (and some of which are already extinct), as well as Welsh and Hawaiian, both of which have made a resurgence in the past half-century.

Welsh and Hawaiian are both high on my list of languages that I wish I could speak. I took two semesters of Medieval Welsh when I was 19, 20 years old (i.e. when Medieval Welsh was what they still spoke in Wales), so I could still recognize some of the words that people were saying in the documentary -- more than I expected, actually. But I was definitely inspired to refresh my knowledge of the language.

Western Armenian, the first language of my maternal grandparents, is on UNESCO's list of "definitely endangered" languages. I truly wish that I had learned it as a child. If my mother hadn't passed away when I was so young (6½), I might have had more of an opportunity to do so.

TOO MANY LANGUAGES TO LEARN, TOO LITTLE TIME!!!
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Moh » Thu May 11, 2017 10:59 am

Captain Phillips: Enjoyed it, even if it did stress me out. :fear:
Drive: Was alright until the ending. Ryan Gosling always looks tired as hell.

5/13 edit:
Hellboy: I forgot this was really fun. Not Oscar worthy by any means, but I still enjoyed it.
Independence Day: Resurgence: I never saw the original movie, so I can't judge based on the plot. The effects were pretty rad, though!
Arrival: Did anything happen in this movie other than an explosion? It made no sense to me. Zzzzzzz.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Mon May 22, 2017 3:53 am

Wadjda (2012) — Wadjda is a spunky 10-year-old who wears blue jeans and black Chucks and wants nothing more than a bicycle, to beat one of the neighborhood boys in a race. But when you're a girl in a religiously conservative country like Saudi Arabia, this is a much taller order than it sounds. Excellent film, highly recommended.

The making of the movie faced similar difficulties, being the first feature film ever to be made in Saudi Arabia, a country where cinemas are forbidden, and by a female director, no less! So watch the special features, as well.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Mon May 22, 2017 8:04 pm

^ I've had that movie in our family Netflix queue for a while now, but for whatever reason it always seems to get pushed back in favor of other movies (both new and old). I saw it airing on TV a couple of days ago and made the ridiculous split moment decision not to bother recording it. :lol:
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Tue May 23, 2017 12:14 pm

^ It was pretty far down in my Netflix queue, too, but the Blu-ray was available at the local public library, so I grabbed it.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby rikkikow » Sat May 27, 2017 3:23 pm

Princess Mononoke (1997)
Japanese anime blockbuster movie in 1997. It was OK. I was disappointed but then I’m 20 years late in viewing it. The theme song was good though. My expectations were set way too high based on the ravings of a Libtard.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby erilaz » Sun May 28, 2017 3:15 am

I just saw Ghost World again, which I hadn't seen since its original theatrical run in 2001. I'd forgotten how darkly hilarious it is. Plenty of fun little details, too, like the poster for The World of Henry Orient on Enid's bedroom wall (that movie would make a perfect double feature with Ghost World) or Seymour's disparaging comment about the R. Crumb record (director Terry Zwigoff had previously made the Crumb documentary). I even noticed that Enid has a phone like mine!
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Moh » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:20 pm

Throw Momma from the Train: Weird movie. It did make me laugh, though. :fear:
Hidden Figures: SO GOOD. :crying: I wanna see it again and again and again.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby Amped » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:45 pm

Netflix movie : Okja

A young Korean girl from the Korean countryside raises and lives with a new animal species called the "super pig". All is well until she find out whats happening to the super pigs in New York by a corporation to trying to sell them.

Its a touching movie.
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Re: Last movie you watched

Postby esm » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:19 am

^ Ooh I've been interested in that without knowing what it's really about. Now I have to check it out.
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