The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Prometheus (Scott)
2. Alexandria . . . Why? (Chahine)
3. Our Hospitality (Keaton)
4. Our Hospitality (Keaton)
5. Raining in the Mountain (Hu)
6. Paul (Mottola)
7. The Nightingale’s Prayer (Barakat)
8. Yaaba (Ouedraogo)
9. L’amour Fou (Thoretton)
10. Trollhunter (Ovredal)


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7 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Zach Olmstead

    I’m surprised you saw Prometheus. What’d you think?

    And how was Paul? I found it somewhat weak compared to the other works of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as well as other sci-fi parodies.

    • michaelgloversmith

      You shouldn’t be surprised. I love the first Alien and Blade Runner. I thought Prometheus was pretty darn great and within hailing distance of those earlier films. I might review it in the next week.

      I thought Paul was pretty good because of the chemistry between Pegg and Frost but you’re right that it was no Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. Greg Mottola is no Edgar Wright. The real problem with that film though was the fatal miscasting of Seth Rogan. They should have gotten someone less smug-sounding to do the alien voice.

  • Zach Olmstead

    I think my surprise was actually related to when you’d previously expressed disappointment with Ridley Scott’s more subsequent works in favor of his earleir ones. Speaking of Blade Runner, I hear Scott may be working on a sequel after finishing his next project, The Counselor.

    My own response to Prometheus was mixed to positive. I thought the special effects and casting were spectacular (particularly Fassbender, Rapace, Theron, and Elba) and I’m really glad Scott decided to return. However, I felt there were struggles to balance the elements from Alien with the more original ones, while the philosophical aspects suggested by the filmmakers were just recycled from countless other works. But overall, I found it a satisfying experience that was pretty entertaining. It’ll be interesting to see which direction a possible sequel would explore.

    Also relating to Pegg and Frost and if you didn’t already know, production has finally started on the long-delayed The World’s End, which would conclude Wright’s “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy.

  • Omar Pineda

    Last Ten Movies i saw
    1. Coonskin (Bakshi)
    2. Seven Beauties (Wertmuller)
    3. Some Kind of Wonderful (Deutch)
    4. The Lion King (Allers/Minkoff)
    5. The Incredibles (Bird)
    6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Hughes)
    7. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Wyatt)
    8. Tarzan (Buck/Lima)
    9. Dogma (Smith)
    10. Carnival of Souls (Harvey)

  • Patrick Altonaga

    last ten movies i saw
    1.Alien (scott)
    3.Alien 3 (fincher)
    4.Eraserhead (lynch)
    5.Inland Empire (lynch)
    6.The Descendants (payne)
    7.The Apartment (wilder)
    8.Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy (alfredson)
    9.The Street Fighter (ozawa)
    10.Destino (short film) (disney and dali)

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