Re: What was the last movie you watched?
Senna - Amazing. Lives up to all the hype you've heard in this thread.
Being Elmo - Haven't seen.
For The Bible Tells Me So - Haven't seen
Confessions of a Superhero - Haven't seen
Brian's Song - I assume this is the original, which I've only seen bits of. I saw the remake when it premiered like 10 years ago and I liked that one.
Platoon - Really needs a revisit. Haven't seen it in about 7 years, but having watched it right after Apocalypse Now, the psychological tension just wasn't on the same level so I don't think I got the full effect.
Lost In Translation - Really like this one, but totally get why a lot of people hate it. But it's a great movie about connecting with strangers - However, I greatly prefer the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset duo, in which the same concept is conveyed.
Trainspotting - Probably the best movie I've seen from Danny Boyle. Very trippy with an amazing performance from Robert Carlyle (a very underrated actor based on the work I've seen from him)
Boyz n the Hood - Wasn't too big of a fan of this, but it's worth a watch. I preferred the much grittier Menace II Society.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape - One of Depp's best roles with a pretty near perfect screenplay. Not a wasted moment in that film. Wonderful character study/slice of life drama.
Donnie Brasco - Another one of Depp's best roles. The kind of biopic I love, in which it's not a just a movie where "this happens and then this happens." There's a real focus and purpose that it transcends the story of its primary figure and becomes a story about the darkest of human nature. I've only seen it once, but I would still easily proclaim as being one of the most underrated films of the 90s.
Natural Born Killers - Still shockingly haven't seen this.
Brick - Hated it. It was like watching high school amateur filmmakers making a noir and the only location they had was the school they attend. The actual setting otherwise plays absolutely no role in the story. The idea of a murder mystery set inside a high school is a pretty cool concept, but its execution in Brick isn't convincing in the least bit.
Scent of a Woman - Didn't like it the first time, probably needs a revisit. I can't get really into specifics on why I didn't like it because it's been quite a while, but it just did nothing for me.
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Originally Posted by comerelaxnow
Just saw that you were 28. Didn't you mention that you were thinking about going back out but then your parents talked you out of it? Maybe you should work on THAT problem first, then find a girl who remembers VCR's