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Last Movie You Watched and General Film Reviews II: The Returning
(06-21-2019, 03:23 PM)Lady_Hawkeye Wrote:  
(06-21-2019, 03:21 PM)Lester C Wrote:  And Jason keeps losing to a girl. Hard To take you seriously when Jamie Lee Curtis has been kicking your a** for 40 years

That's Micheal Myers!!!! Angry Angry Angry

I will give you this, apparently, Micheal and Jason like to goof off together and bug Jamie Lee Curtis.



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In trying to drum up excitement for the from Anna the Russian actress publish glowed about the actress doing such a good job she had dead eyes while her boyfriend having sex with her. Her getting raped in the movie completely killed it for me. I don't even think I'm going to see it now despite the fact that have a subscription service that gives me 3 movie tickets a week.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home was actually really good.

And not just from the irony that Tom Holland practically was home while filming.
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I’m finally getting around to digitizing the 2006 “DVD” release of the original, unaltered Star Wars Trilogy. It’s the only official release of the pre-Special Edition films in ‘modern’ media format and my obsessive completionist nature makes it a requirement.

Despite the infamously poor quality of the transfer — being a direct port of the 1993 LaserDisc edition which was itself infamously shoddy – I still felt the rush at the opening titles. The sheer surge of energy as the bold STAR WARS flies past the screen to the sound of the fanfare. Just that thirty second dip brought back all the memories of why Star Wars is my series.

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I might just re-watch the Despecialized Edition again after this (The only quality release of the pre-Special Edition films in modern media format).
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I saw Angel Has Fallen this afternoon. I gave it 7.5 out of 10.
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I'm going to watch that too but I need to see the 2nd film.
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(08-24-2019, 01:30 AM)Deathstroke Wrote:  I saw Angel Has Fallen this afternoon. I gave it 7.5 out of 10.

I said it before but the first one of those movies has one of the stupidest/greatest action hero lines EVER.

Hero talking on the phone to one of the terrorist "How about we play a nice game of fuck off and you go first!" Then hangs up the phone on the terrorist.....I still need to steal that line for a rpg character one day.
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Strictly speaking, if he hung up then isn't he the one fucking off?
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(08-27-2019, 07:19 PM)JBK405 Wrote:  Strictly speaking, if he hung up then isn't he the one fucking off?

That's what makes this sentence so fascinating to me. After I heard it, I spent a good few minutes afterwards from a writer's point of view pondering if that was a good line.

In a way, it makes no freaking sense.....But in another way, it's the kind of nonsensical stuff a super stressed out person would spew out trying to sound badass in an emergency situation so it does work.

It's the whole chicken or the egg thing of action movie line....
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Deep Red (1975)

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I've been meaning to watch this Dario Argento movie for awhile and am glad to finally find the opportunity to sit down and do so. I think it is much better paced than some of the other Italian giallo films that I've sat through and the Goblin score is always exciting. It's very suspenseful and seriously thought there were shades of some of Alfred Hitchcock's darker work albeit much gorier. If you can get through the brutality of the murders the twists and turns the plot takes kept me guessing until the final reveal. I immediately started rewatching it as soon as it was over it's really excellently made.
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The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)

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I didn't realize Netflix had so many classic martial arts films and I've been meaning to watch this movie for ages given it's connection with the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan and I wasn't disappointed with this at all. Great action from the very start with an interesting story arc and character growth while there's hardly a dull moment. The story follows San Te while he learns and trains under the Shaolin monks in order to bring the knowledge of martial arts style to his people and liberate them from the oppressive government. I really dig the way this one build up as it went along learning all the different components that make up the discipline. Every fight scene was exciting even the training that leads up to San Te inventing a new weapon and ending up teaching a new chamber as a master. I highly recommend this one!
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The Flying Guillotine (1975)

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I actually mistook this movie for another film Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) which I still plan to watch and is mostly unrelated despite the titles. The premise is basically that this terrible weapon is created and when one of the emperor's best assassin becomes a fugitive he has to create something to counter this nearly unstoppable force. There's a lot of blood and gore in this one and brutal decapitations to the point where it's pretty silly. If you can get over how bizarre that is then it's a solid enough to enjoy but don't plan on watching it again.
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Joker (2019)

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I watched this last night with my girlfriend and thought it is a really well made film and that Joaquin Phoenix gives an exceptional performance. I can see why people gave this a standing ovation at whatever film festival it premiered. If it wasn't connected to the Batman mythos it would still be an interesting film in its own right. It's commentary on how we treat the mentally ill is very poignant. It also echoes the themes of income inequality and classism that I think will also resonate with people as Joker's first slaying inspires protests similar to the Occupy Movement.

I understand why people might worry about this film though as it does an adequate job of trying to get the audience to empathize with Arthur Peck as he is constantly being let down by the society around him, from violence in the streets to the health care system failing to continue his medication and therapy. His delusions and transformation remind me of a lot of others films as some have mentioned already. There are parallels to Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1982) and Taxi Driver (1976), Phoenix's physical performance reminded me of the Francis Dolarhyde character in the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon. There's literally a disturbing transformation that goes on before our eyes that's pretty scary.

I'll definitely pick up the Blu-ray when it comes out.
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Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

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This may be Lloyd Kaufman's magnum opus and the grossest movie ever made.  He lampoons the fast food industry while using some of the most disgusting practical special effects I've ever seen.  Completely disturbing and depraved splatter fest plus there's a musical number I can't in good conscience recommend this one but I loved it.   Big Grin
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I watched It Happened One Night on Sunday, and knowing the history it's so obvious to recognize that this was the inspiration for Bugs Bunny.



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Everybody's talking about that Joker movie, but it seems to me like we've had about ten million takes on that character just in the last few years. I guess I'm kind of all Jokered out.

I hear River Phoenix and Heath Ledger got into a fistfight in heaven over this movie.
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(10-09-2019, 01:53 PM)AndrewCrossett Wrote:  Everybody's talking about that Joker movie, but it seems to me like we've had about ten million takes on that character just in the last few years. I guess I'm kind of all Jokered out.

I hear River Phoenix and Heath Ledger got into a fistfight in heaven over this movie.

I read the spoilers on the new Joker movie and honestly, I thought it was just meh story wise.

Minor spoiler but I have this very tough time believing that a man dressed as a clown who kills some douchey rich kid would start a revolution where a big chunk of the population would then dress as clowns to show their supports of that.

But yeah, I'm also all Jokered out! Batman has one of the best rogue gallery in the business so ketMs use more of the other ones.
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My father saw it on Saturday, and he said that Joaquin Phoenix has already won the Oscar for Best Actor.

But I'll hop on the bandwagon and say I'm simply not interested in seeing the movie. When my father invited me i declined, it just doesn't hold any appeal for me.

I might see it when it's available for home viewing, but I might not even do that. I just don't care.
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(10-09-2019, 02:12 PM)Lady_Hawkeye Wrote:  [quote="AndrewCrossett" pid="34004" dateline="1570629219"]Minor spoiler but I have this very tough time believing that a man dressed as a clown who kills some douchey rich kid would start a revolution where a big chunk of the population would then dress as clowns to show their supports of that.

That's basically the same storyline they did on the Gotham TV show.

Anyway, it's only a DC movie. I like DC comics (or did until they blew up their universe) and Marvel movies, but I have no interest in DC movies or Marvel comics.
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