Just wanted to make a thread about the best movies anyone has seen either this past year or anytime in the past.
Most of you probably know that I don't watch movies or tv or internet etc. from June to Nov. when I am camping, working, and Living on a remote mtn survival retreat.
I am and have been watching quite a few movies the past couple months though.
Guess I am tired of the net, surfing, posting etc. etc. as much as I have in the past, for various reasons which I might tell about someday before June 2012.
I have downloaded the movies to my laptop when I am in a library then watch them at night especially on weekends. Watching the best movies 2 or more times before deleting or putting them on a dvd.
I learned to download Free movies from Steve, who was one of the guys who camped on my mtn place last summer. He downloaded at least one movie from the Encampment library and watched it, sitting by my solar panels last July. Thanks Steve for introducing me to the "Illegal" ways of watching Free movies. Using piratebay and a few other sites. I plan to Never go to a theater or pay or rent anymore movies as long as they are available for Free on the net.
Anyway, here is the list of most of the movies I have watched since mid Dec. 2011 and people can look up the titles on google or where ever if they also wish to see them. >
Atlas Shrugged Part 1 I think part 2 will be much better and more exciting especially if / when they show Galt's Gulch - I have read the book at least twice.
Hanna 2011 - which is different and fairly good "survival" movie with nice looking actors / actress although violent. I should find and download it with high definition when that is available.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - interesting, weird but I might watch it one more time. It is about a guy who was born old and gets younger and younger.
Limitless - a very interesting movie about a loser who takes a clear pill and uses 100% of his brain. It makes one think although I do not like the idea that a drug can make people invincible, extremely smart, rich, powerful etc.
I get from the movie that one should just do their best, use all of their brains and possibly become successful.
The Ultimate Gift - a very good movie that everyone should watch, especially any who are fairly young and don't know what to do with their life! It is not perfect since not too many can inherit a lot of $ but there are some good inspiring messages in this Ultimate Gift movie.
The Great Escape - one of my favorites. I had watched it probably 30 plus years ago but got more out of it watching it on the laptop. It shows how determined men can escape even an "unescapeable" prison camp. Using tunnels etc.
The Tunnel - a scary movie about tunnels underneath Sydney, Australia. Not sure if it was real until the end of the movie.
Real Steel - a good inspiring family movie. About a father and his long lost son who fail and succeed in Robot boxing. Men and women and those over 12 should really like this movie.
Conan the Barbarian - the new movie not the one with the Arnold although I should maybe watch that one also. R - rated for some nudity and lots of bloody violence. Not my favorite but IF society etc. etc. completely collapses maybe this movie will be more realistic.
Cowboys and Aliens - with Harrison Ford - as a tough old cowboy fighting "real" aliens - how could it go wrong?
City of Ember - another favorite and it is even G - rated. Probably more for kids but it is very interesting. Shows an underground city that has survived for over 200 years and two young teens find the way to the surface to create a new world - sounds and looks better than any review could tell about. I have watched it twice - 4 thumbs up!
The Omega Man - Charleton Heston in an early seventies flick. I think I watched this movie over 30 years ago but it was interesting anyway. More survival oriented than a lot of movies. Although somewhat not too real with the zombies or whatever they were the hero had to fight off constantly.
Sherlock Holmes - the two newest ones made a couple years ago and the newest one that might still be in theaters. Not like the old tv Sherlock Holmes though.
I probably should not tell about some other movies I have downloaded and watched.
But I have missed many such as the Dark Knight and the previous Batman one with Christian Bale as Batman - I didn't know Batman was a trained Ninja ! I think the 3rd movie in this dark batman series will come out this summer.
The Dark Knight was sort of realistic and pretty scary. The Joker was more realistic than other super hero movies. The Dark Knight was one more movie that makes me never want to live in a big city. Any city actually..
Another pretty good movie with Christian Bale is Terminator Salvation the last - so far - of the very long ongoing Terminator movies. Fairly scary about being in a cattle car knowing you would die - probably as was most of this dark, apocalyptic movie.
The Green Lantern ( 2011 ) was interesting although not too realistic. Its message about a strong will overcoming fear was good though.
Thor and the 2nd Ironman movie was ok. Lots of super hero movies last summer. I think the latest Avengers movie which will have many of those superheroes, will be out this summer which is another movie I will miss unless possibly downloading it from the Encampment, WY library.
Captain America - the First Avenger - WWII movie which seemed fairly realistic - more than most other super hero movies anyway.
Willow - an early 1988 that I had heard about 20 plus years ago but never watched. Similar to The Lord of the Rings but not quite as good. Finally have seen some movies that I have missed over the years but never wanted to rent or pay $ to watch.
Wall-E > an animated movie which I usually don't watch cartoon movies. But this one was great with subtle messages about destroying the Earth with humor even. I liked it when they quickly showed a sign about a new Big store coming soon on the Moon. And the fat blob people who were on the spaceship just existing but looks like it worked out by the end of the movie.
And Finally the movie Tremors which I have always wanted to watch but never did. I like Burt Gummer and his wife but they could have been smarter in some ways also. But is a movie on how Hollyweird thinks of survivalists / preppers. Some funny quite humorous scenes though.
Those are most of the movies I have watched since mid Dec. 2011 - maybe I will post my other favorite movies, such as good survival movies I have seen.
I think it is a sign of the times when there are so awful many disaster and super hero movies.
Take Shelter is a new movie about a guy trying to build a storm shelter out of a shipping container. His wife etc. think he is crazy and from the trailer it looks like he might really be crazy. I hope to download it but it seems to take a few days to download since few if any will seed it. The most popular movies download the quickest.
IF anyone has seen the Take Shelter movie or have comments on any movies please post. And IF anyone has more movies besides these that you think I and some others might like to watch please post them. Not sure If I will watch many more movies after June 1, 2012.