Recent Movies? Give us your review, please!

United States
February 26, 2007 5:10pm CST
What's the last movie you saw? Do you give it a thumbs up or thumbs down? I would love to hear your opinion of it. I always have such a hard time picking good movies to go see in the theaters or to buy at the store. For example - we went and saw "Breach" at the movie theater on Saturday night. This is the movie with Ryan Phillippe and the FBI. I wasn't impressed with it. Seemed like every other FBI type drama movie that has ever been made with little changes here and there. It is based on a true story but that doesn't make it any more interesting. I wasn't a long movie but it seemed like it. I found myself looking at my watch and wondering 'how much longer'. Then last night, I bought the movie "The Prestige" - this is the movie about the magicians. It was alright. I would have been better off renting it instead of buying it because I do not think I will watch it again. It was fine for a one time viewing but that's it. It was kinda confusing and they kept jumping between the past and present. I also have a hard time understanding when alot of the discussion taking place has a thick british accent. I have to really strain to make sure I am understanding what is being said and that's hard when the movie has so many details you really need to pay attention to everything - having to strain to understand what is being said makes it almost a chore to watch. So what about all of you?
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@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I recently rented The Guardian, with Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher. It was worth watching. We got into it and after I thought it was a pretty good movie. then a few days later I realized I was still thinking about it and that bumped it up to a great movie. It just takes time to seep into you. I also recently saw The Wicker Man with Nicholas Cage. It was kind of slow to get going and there really isn't much acting but it kept out interest, then the ending had us yelling at the tv. IT is one of the most horrible (and I mean horrible in a good way) endings ever. You just have to see it to know what I am talking about. I can't remember the last movie I saw in the theater. With on demand through our cable and rentals we just don't go out to the movies anymore, it is too expensive.
• United States
8 Mar 07
Oh I LOVED The Guardian! I went and saw it with my sister one night and loved it so much that I took my husband and son back to see it a few weeks later. It was really worth watching twice and I plan on buying it when I remember. I haven't seen The Wicker Man yet though. I'll have to see it to understand when you say it has the most horrible ending. The only horrible ending I can think of when it comes to a movie was Se7en with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman - if you haven't seen that movie, do! It's a really gorey movie though, so consider yourself warned. I do not rent movies anymore because I had a bad habit of returning them late and getting socked with late fees so now I just buy them and if I decide to sell them later, I put them up on eBay. I haven't sold any yet though and I'm not sure I will. My son plans to go to school for Film and I'm sure he would be more than happy to expand his movie collection later when anything I no longer want. Thanks for your reply!
@suscan (1957)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Those two ae on my list,they both sounded great,but I will rent instesd of buying. We belong to Netflix,and we buy a lot of movies,too. We just bought the Departed,it was great. Leoanrdo amazes me, he has grwon and matured as an actor. MArk wahlberg and MAtt Damon were amazing. Of course JAck Nicholsons was his usual wonderful self. It was a violent movie,though.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
I'm pretty sure we saw The Departed, I could swear we did but for the life of me I do not remember actually watching it. My mind thinks we went to the theater and saw it though. Really weird. It's the only time in my life this has happened. I wonder if this is a sign that I'm losing my mind? I guess I better buy it so I can be sure - I think my husband would like it but I can't rely on him to remember if we saw it already because he can't even remember what he did an hour ago. Geez and we're only 36 & 39... that's bad!
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I almost always wait for movies to come out on DVD. We did rent a comedy, "You, Me and Dupree" on Pay per view a few weeks ago. I thought it was funny. I like all of the stars in it-- Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson. If you're looking for a lite comedy (teher are a few crude parts) then I would recommend it. We watched "Catch me if You Can" the other night. This is one of my favorite movies, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. It's based on a true story an it's very well done. Those are my picks for today!
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@suscan (1957)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Catch Me if you can is great. Leonardo and Tom Hanks were wonderful.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Pan's Labyrinth is a must see and The Number 23 is a dud...to read full movie reviews check out www.literaryillusions.com
@flexjr (99)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
Epic Movie. My friends loved it. I thought it was HORRIBLE. Waste of money. Totally Cheesy.