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Old 06-21-2020, 07:55 PM   #8526
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Backtrack (2015)

"I wouldn't be bringing this up if I didn't think it was crazy myself."

Brody plays a psychiatrist in Australia who recently lost a daughter to an accident and now is going crazy or seeing ghosts leading him to uncover a mystery. Better than I expected.

Desierto (2016)

"Welcome to the land of the free."

Follows border jumpers as they're hunted by a guy (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) over the edge.

Fast Company (1979)

"What are you gonna do now?
-We will enjoy our life.
Yes, at least for one week."

An uncharacteristic early Cronenberg film, which is not body horror but instead covers a midsize drag racing team dealing with corporate politics, rivals, and relationships. Stars William Smith and John Saxon.
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Old 06-21-2020, 11:52 PM   #8527
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How was Scorpion's Revenge? Thinking about getting it outright since Netflix decided not to have it for disc or streaming, it's save only.
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Old 06-25-2020, 02:25 PM   #8528
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Chisum (1970)

"You know, there's an old saying, Miss Sally. There's no law west of Dodge and no God west of the Pecos. Right, Mr. Chisum?
-Wrong, Mr. Pepper. Because no matter where people go, sooner or later there's the law. And sooner or later they find God's already been there."

Watched for its 50th anniversary yesterday.

Kenny & Co. (1976)

"I sure am a dummy."

Don Coscarelli's second movie and the one before Phantasm (which it shares 4 actors with, IIRC). It's just a slice-of-life flick for tween boys in mid-70s suburbia. Alright.

D.C. Cab (1983)

"Why don't you get off the street and get a decent job?
-Cause I need the bread!
Then get a job at the bakery."

R.I.P. Joel Schumacher, for whom this was his second feature. Not hilarious and the plot is loose until the 3rd act (rather like a Police Academy movie), but fun. Adam Baldwin (Animal Mother from Full Metal Jacket or Jayne from Firefly) decides to break into the cabbie business at his uncle's service in the capitol, but they're full of characters (like Mr. T) and about the worst in town. So, an underdog comedy.

I actually meant to watch Robocop 2 for its 30th anniversary, but my VCR (which I trashed today) ate the tape (and another I was willing to test) and it's not on Netflix or Tubi.


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How was Scorpion's Revenge? Thinking about getting it outright since Netflix decided not to have it for disc or streaming, it's save only.
It's worth the purchase. It's not perfect, but it's the most true to source so far in MK depictions if you're looking for the combination of story and hardcore violence (including x-ray style kills). Has a decent number of special features too (like 45 mins or something). I got mine (BD/DVD combo) for $18 at Walmart. Seemed reasonable.
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:55 PM   #8529
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William Smith was a big, scary guy.

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Old 06-25-2020, 11:17 PM   #8530
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Jojo Rabbit.

A lot less funny than the trailers made it look, but an absolutely stunning movie. Stephen Merchant as the Gestapo guy is absolutely terrifying. Sam Rockwell is amazing as usual. And the girl whose name I forgot is an epiphany. She has a huge career ahead of her.
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[Rifftrax:] Wonder Women (1973/2015)

"Guys, is this movie kind of stupid?"

Geostorm (2017)

"Thank the Mexican."

Neruda (2016)

"Communists hate working. They'd rather burn churches."

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William Smith was a big, scary guy.
In the features, he talked about loving to play the baddie (which wasn't the case here).
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:14 PM   #8532
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One of the first westerns I ever truly enjoyed, and it's only gotten better with age. The Estevez brothers are both pretty solid, and this is probably my second favorite role for Keifer Sutherland, plus Terrance Stamp is always a win.
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Old 06-27-2020, 12:55 PM   #8533
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Hunt to Kill (2010)

"This is going to suck."

For a direct-to-DVD flick starring a wrestler it's good enough for a watch . . . or a skip.

Click (2006)

"Once again, Michael left Donna in bed, confused and unsatisfied.
-Shut up, James Earl Jones!"

[Rifftrax:] Honor and Glory (1993/2016)

"I think this movie just failed the Turing test."

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One of the first westerns I ever truly enjoyed, and it's only gotten better with age. The Estevez brothers are both pretty solid, and this is probably my second favorite role for Keifer Sutherland, plus Terrance Stamp is always a win.
I like that one (and the sequel), but I’ve always been pretty fond of Westerns in general. It overlaps with the movie I watched this week for its anniversary (Chisum). Both cover the death of Tunstall, the real life event that sparked the Lincoln County Cattle War and most likely the event that pushed Billy the Kid into full outlaw status (though some stuff I’ve read about him make me think he may have been a sociopath anyway).
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The Post (2017)

"'In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.' "

God, this film was brilliant. I'm not much into Vietnam films (or even scenes), and thankfully the beginning of this was fairly quick so the rest of the story could be told. The acting, scripting, camerawork, so much of this was so well done that I'm going to have to make sure to get this for myself one day.
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Julie & Julia (2009)

"I have to murder and dismember a crustacean."

Just watched this because it was expiring on Instant Netflix and I remember the Oscar buzz and such. Liked it more than I expected considering I'm not particularly a Julia Child fan or too big into rom coms.

The Duchess (2008)

"This will be the mistake of your life.
-No, I made that many years ago."

Better than I expected, though not great. Chronicles the unhappy marriage of real-life Georgian-era Lady Georgiana Cavendish.

Automata (2014)

"To die, you have to be alive first."

Shares a lot of concepts from I, Robot; Bladerunner, etc, but done well especially for a smallish indie.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:57 PM   #8536
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Not as good as the first, but still a solid movie with an interesting wrap around.
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Summer Rental (1985)

"Well, you can't win 'em all!
-But you'd like to win one, right?
One would be nice."

R.I.P. Carl Reiner, who directed.

London Has Fallen (2016)

"What are you made of?
-Bourbon and poor choices, sir."

Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)

"It is game night."

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Not as good as the first one, but certainly more realistic and unsettling.
I think if it didn't carry the "Unfriended" title, it would've been better.
I actually liked it more, but that probably is solely do to the realistic and unsettling factors you mention. And although I predicted the body count, I did not
see the overall twist coming, though I should've since I multiple times thought things like 'these guys wouldn't lose a laptop or fail to listen in those other times.
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