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Old 03-22-2020, 08:50 PM   #8376
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I don't know why it took me so long to finally see this movie. So incredibly good.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:12 PM   #8377
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The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

"Hey, that's seven years' bad luck!
-Nonsense. I broke a mirror the day I met your mother.
I'm not sure that makes your point, darling."

A Disney 'horror' (haunted house/woods story) and one of Bette Davis' last movies.

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Old 03-23-2020, 05:55 PM   #8378
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A bit too chaotic. Kinda gave me a headache.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:09 PM   #8379
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Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)

"You leave the swimming area NOW, Mister!"

For some reason this was the sequel I most remembered liking (the shark bit is one of my favorites) though I forgot about the whole replacing of Guttenberg thing.

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A bit too chaotic. Kinda gave me a headache.
Yeah, I did not like Moulin Rouge. It felt too kitschy and self-aware. And, as you suggest, way too frenetic.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:45 PM   #8380
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Way better than I thought it would be.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:13 PM   #8381
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[Rifftrax:] Batman & Robin (1997/2008)

"Wanted: thugs. Must be skilled at hockey and stunt skating. Obedience required. Enthusiasm a plus."

A special fan-written episode, which worked better than I expected.
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:45 PM   #8382
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Oh god, tell me that's available for easy viewing.
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:17 AM   #8383
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[Rifftrax:] Night of the Lepus (1972/2014)

“I was in Psycho!”

Loved this riff. I had never seen this notorious B pic about giant killer rabbits, but I definitely need to buy the unriffed BD.

The Nun (2018)

"Whatever you do, don't stop praying."

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Oh god, tell me that's available for easy viewing.
Well, you can download the riff (like all theirs) at their website. This is one where you have to get it as a separate audio file (some have a streaming movie) you play while watching it. If you have the movie, that's actually a good thing because it's cheaper (usually $4 vs. $8 for a video file and $10 for HD file apart from their frequent sales).

Funny enough, although I obviously rifftrax frequently and I love this movie in a campy way, I held off on buying the riff and again on watching it just because their staff didn't write it. But overall, that didn't show too much except for a couple repeated comparison references (one was to pod racing and one to Uhura’s fan dance) that probably wouldn't have made it if it were all in-house.

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Old 03-26-2020, 07:11 AM   #8384
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Fun, but middling for Guy Ritchie.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:46 PM   #8385
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

"Now if you two don't mind, I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed or worse, expelled."

Now that my dad finished reading the books as a family we're going through the series (a re-watch for my mother and I but first time for him).

Re-Animator (1985)

“Here’s your meatball.”

R.I.P. Stuart Gordon. I have 3 of his films in my collection (and have seen several more) and I was leaning toward Dagon (just because I’ve seen it fewer times), but who am I kidding?

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Old 03-27-2020, 04:27 AM   #8386
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Rambo: Last Blood (2019)

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Old 03-27-2020, 01:19 PM   #8387
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Woodstock (1970)

"The warning that I received, you may take with however many grains of salt you wish, that the brown acid that is circulating around us, is specifically not too good. It's suggested that you do stay away from that; of course, it's your own trip, so, be my guest."

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary not of the festival (that was last summer), but of the movie by Michel Wadleigh (who directed Wolfen), which was also partly edited by up-and-coming filmmaker Martin Scorcese. I hadn't seen this since I was a kid (my mother is an ex-hippie and my father basically still one) and this time it was the 3-hour-45-minute director's cut. It's well done with the footage of the attendees or workers interspersed between the music sets (not even close to all shown) by themes (such as travel, family, drugs, nudity, local reaction, etc.). Of course, the music is great. And speaking of . . .

Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul (2017)

"It's startling how strong his voice was."

A retrospective of the great English blues rocker. Very little is from the man himself (he died in 2014). Mostly new interviews with family and associates.

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Old 03-28-2020, 05:05 AM   #8388
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Joker (2019)

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Old 03-28-2020, 01:05 PM   #8389
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Traitor (2008)

"If a man hasn't found something he's willing to die for, he isn't fit to live."

[Rifftrax:] Birdemic (2008/2015)

“I don't think anyone told this movie that it was in a movie.”

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The Martian (2015)

"Mark Watney, space pirate."

So I finally forced myself to see this (half-expected my dad to agree to one more Rathbone film, but this was 2h10m which meant less time exposed to relatives at the house tonight), and I have to agree with the praise: this is a really good film.

Plus, you know, we get Jeff Daniels, (very brief bits of) Donald Glover, Matt Damon, Sean Bean, Benedict Wong, and MICHAEL PENA on screen together.

Definitely worth seeing.
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Old 03-29-2020, 01:32 AM   #8391
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Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

"The evil is contained."

Alright.

The Curse of La Llorna (2019)

"Ta-da."

Better/.

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Old 03-30-2020, 02:34 AM   #8392
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Re-animator is a great movie.
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:00 PM   #8393
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Tank Girl (1995)

"You gotta think about it like the first time you got laid. You just gotta say, 'Daddy, are you sure this is right?'"

Turned 25 yesterday. Still dig it.

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

"You have been singing Christmas songs for the entire five hours of this stakeout. And Christmas is a good four months away. If you sing so much as one more note I will shoot you."
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Better the second time around, but still feels like it's missing 30 minutes of story.
I've considered reading the books, but I've never been a fan of Stephen King.
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Old 04-03-2020, 02:07 PM   #8395
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Hellboy (2019)

“It takes a real man to hold a knife to his throat every morning without cutting his throat."

Didn’t hate this, but didn’t dig it either. My mother—who loves the del Toro movies—was really turned off by the pretty constant profanity.

A Man Called Horse (1970)

"If no pain, nothing good is born. Even seed burst to make grass."

Hadn't seen it in years, but re-watched it (on a slightly out of sync Tubi stream) for the 50th anniversary yesterday.

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Old 04-06-2020, 08:57 AM   #8396
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Just a fun little double feature for my birthday in isolation.
The original is a great cult classic; the sequel is good, too.
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The Plumber (1979)

"He’s really very sweet.
-He’s really very cunning."

Early Peter Weir film made for Australian TV. Not for everyone and hard to describe, but pretty good about a work-from-home wife putting up with a plumber who seems more and more suspicious and annoying.

Surviving Edged Weapons (1988)

"In my mind, I'm never gonna die in no ghetto. Absolutely never. A man turns around and punches me in the head, the fight's on. If he cuts me, the fight's on. If I'm shot, the fight is on. I'm not losing no fight to no scumbag out there in no ghetto, period."

A Milwaukee-based police instructional documentary. It's kind of notorious. I heard about it from Sh*t Flick Critic and then watched Red Letter Media's episode of Best of the Worst that covered it.

It's crazy comprehensive (at 1 hr 24 mn), but didn't get boring to me. It's weird because it covers kinds of weapons, tactics of defense, and even a weird caveman historical segment. The reenactments are the so-bad-they're-great part, but then it cuts into graphic forensics photos and sad real-life stories from cops who were knifed so that it’s tonally all over the place.

Includes graphic re-enactments and vulgarity but in fun Wisconsin accents. Recommended, but not for everyone (not a family flick). You might be better off just watching (or starting with) one of the funny reviews above.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)

"The needle to the last, eh Holmes?"

A top Swiss scientist is devising an incredible invention and is being targeted by the Nazis, but Holmes spirits him away to England to aid the Allies. But trouble is brewing when none other than Professor Moriarty engages Holmes in a battle of wits for the invention that could turn the tide of the war.

Admittedly a propaganda film, but well executed and with Lionel Atwill as Moriarty. It was amusing to see him stumped on deciphering the clue that would lead him to success, that particular scene was just perfectly done (the beginning was also deeply engaging with the bookseller and the spies).

Definitely worth a watch.
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Wolfblood (1925)

"Man or beast, I love you."

Watched this since it was supposed to be the oldest surviving werewolf movie (the oldest known one is a lost skinwalker-type directed by a woman), but it wasn't. It was one of those people-think-it-might-be-a-wolfman stories. Now, I gotta find another for the full (pink) moon.

Deadtime Stories (1986)

"Once upon a time, there was a little girl named "Rachel." Actually, she wasn't all that little. She was a hot-looking high school senior with deep blue eyes, and fine, firm breasts and...
-That's not the way Mommy tells it!"

A horror-comedy anthology (around the premise of a not-too-responsible uncle telling his nephew horror bedtime stories) in which the middle was a Red Riding Hood with werewolf. That and the first (a witch tale) were decent, but the modern rendering of Goldilocks was too stupid.

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Old 04-09-2020, 10:43 AM   #8400
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I wasn't expecting a full on musical with this biopic; such a fun surprise.
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