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Old 09-17-2017, 12:13 PM   #6651
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The Last Horror Movie (2003)

"No creativity without neuroses."

All Creatures Great and Small (1975)

"So, I'm hired then?"

Before the much more popular show came this TV movie. Not bad.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:01 PM   #6652
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To Be or Not To Be (1983)

"Ladies and gentlemen, for the sake of your sanity, the rest of the movie will not be in Polish."

"SCHULTZ!"


A theater company in 1939 Warsaw, Poland, has a difficult time adjusting to life after Nazi Germany invades, but gets up to its neck in trouble when it is dragged into an espionage plot to save the resistance and escape oppression.

I have to say this was absolutely hilarious and brilliant. It's political as shit (which is why my dad has never heard of it despite knowing well enough about Mel Brooks's works), but the gags are just great. It was great to see George Gaynes again (always loved him in Police Academy), and both Charles Durning and Christopher Lloyd were beyond hysterical as bungling Gestapo (Durning always demanding answers of Lloyd, Lloyd trying to explain, Durning getting pissed that Lloyd is apparently blaming him).

I got a real kick out of all the twists and turns things take, the whole "imposter" routine and the trickery the theater pulls off. This also plays very well to how internally competitive and suspicious the Nazis were of each other, essentially sabotaging themselves in grabs for glory.

Overall a hilarious and fun watch.

Highly recommend.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:19 AM   #6653
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CHiPs (2017)

"If this was a public bathroom, you'd be shooting your weapon all over the place."

Raunchy as all get out and totally counter to the show, but I guess it was worth a watch.

The Giant Claw (1957)

"I said it looked like a battleship, not that it was a battleship."

Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

"Monsters and peace, huh?"
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:25 AM   #6654
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Saw this at the telluride screenings in Dartmouth. Actually liked it quite a bit. It's really funny and surprisingly fairly deep too. It's less about the fantastical elements and more about the mundane in typical Payne fashion. Damon's good but Waltz may be the MVP. A lot of his lines and delivery, had my theater rolling with laughing anyway.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:45 PM   #6655
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MST3K: The Amazing Colossal Man (1957/1991)

"The Army's best stock footage is called for duty!"

I tried to stream a copy of ACM on Youtube and it actually got pulled when I was about ten minutes from finishing it. So, I ordered a burned copy (there's no official DVD release) and re-watched the MST3K episode.

Batman vs. Robin (2015)

"A biological accident doesn't make you my father and as sure as hell doesn't make me your son!"

The Monolith Monsters (1957)

"The desert's full of things that don't belong."

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"Are my kids cute or do they make people uncomfortable?"
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:58 PM   #6656
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Shit, the clerk at my LCS has been trying to find any copy of ACM for ages. If it's in MST3K form, then I'm gonna have to grab a copy for myself as well.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:43 PM   #6657
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Day of the Kamikaze (2008)

"That's not how you're supposed to fight a war."

Power Rangers (2017)

"Krispy Kreme? This is a special place?!"

I never watched MMPR, so I came in to this with the barest of expectations. I thought it was decent, not great.

The Pirates (2014)

"What kind of pirate gets seasick?"

A pretty good Korean pirate adventure story. On the way to founding a new capitol, a governor loses the royal seal to a whale attack and pretty soon threatens pirates to hunt the whale down. Another band of land-based bandits gets part of the story and gives pirating a try. Lots of comedy, but good action. At least as good as the first PotC sequel (probably better). And the lady pirate leader may be the most attractive pirate I've seen in a movie.


War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

"Giants can run fast. They have long legs."

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

"Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God, there is no zero. I still exist!"

And, no, I wasn't specifically aiming for a marathon of 60-year-old sci-fi movies. It's just when I got started the others were either on the same disc or recommended on the sidebar of Youtube.

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Good luck. That version seems to be rare (and confined to VHS) too. I watched it on Youtube, which also has the MST3K version of the sequel (War of the Colossal Beast). I'm streaming the non-riffed version now.
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:58 PM   #6658
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All Eyez on me- I enjoyed this because I'm a fan, but felt like they glossed over a great deal of content in the interest of time. I also felt that they tried canonizing his character like he was a civil rights activist, which he was certainly not. That doesn't make it any less enjoyable, though.

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Old 09-23-2017, 08:34 PM   #6659
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Mr. 3000 (2004)

"Stan, you heard the sausage."

The Eye (2002)

"Have you seen my report card?"

Christine (1983)

"Don't think you have the golden key to the crapper!"

Happy Birthday, Stephen King.
R.I.P, Harry Dean Stanton.

MST3K: War of the Colossal Beast (1958/1991)

"Lost in the valley of the shadow of subplots."
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Assassin's Creed (2016)

"For the Creed."

A fast-and-loose adaptation of the video game franchise, focusing more on elements of the first game but set in 1492 Spain. Micheal Fassbender is forced by Marion Cotillard (of The Dark Knight Rises infamy) and Jeremy Irons (of Batman v Superman infamy) into reliving 500-year-old memories so that the not-a-myth Apple of Eden can be recovered and used to mind control all of humanity.

And starring Brendan Gleeson as Fassbender's Dad.

I found this to be a little..psychotropic at times, with Fass hallucinating on and off, seeing his dead ancestor outside of the Animus and practicing his Bruce Lee impersonation in doing so. There was also a shit-load of fog/dust/airborne particulates during the flashbacks into Andalucia, Spain, even when the city wasn't in the throes of religious civil war. There wasn't a whole lot to see of the city, which was a real loss, but hey, they have a wildly inaccurate Animus to justify the distribution of funds.

Seriously, the Animus is a complete joke. It's this big, shitty-looking mechanical crane-arm-thing that picks users up and allows them to physically reenact their ancestors' lives. The Animus chamber also uses projectors to display horribly-rendered visuals of what is being seen, despite having computers record everything anyway. This is so wildly off the mark that even people who aren't familiar with what the real Animus is like will roll their eyes. Complete waste of money (same with Cotillard, she's a goddamn plank of wood).

I did, however, really enjoy the flashbacks having Spanish-only speech, which makes sense because it's set 500 years ago, and English wasn't as well-spread for the common people and even those who would know a fair bit of English would still strongly prefer their usual tongue.

Overall a ho-hum flick that I think would have been better served if the present-day sections had been downplayed and the Animus-wasted money used to liven the Spain setting up a bit and explore those characters (there's a reason the modern parts of the games aren't the focus).

Have a couple cold brews and kill an afternoon, but otherwise hardly worth 2.5 hours.
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My Father the Hero (1994)

"I'm having an affair with my phone machine."

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

"Can you check my motor, it whistles.
-I don't blame it."

This is one of Elvis' bigger movies in terms of production. It would probably only be a mediocre entry had he not been paired with the very sexy Ann-Margret. They have a notable chemistry, which by many accounts continued off set.

The Dropbox (2014)

"The reason I decided to become their father was because adopted me."

A documentary about a pastor in South Korea who started adopting handicapped children and eventually puts in a safe box (in the style of the medieval church) to prevent kids being abandoned and dying of exposure. It also addresses some of the controversy it sparked, though it's certainly positive overall (though often sad). Good watch.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:53 PM   #6662
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Just saw this, and I actually enjoyed it. The action sequences were as great as ever, and the reasoning for bringing back Firth's character wasn't as absurd as I thought it was gonna be. Not as good as the first, a bit too overstuffed and long, but a solid enough follow-up nonetheless. I wouldn't mind another installment. - 7 / 10
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Puss in Boots (2011)

"That's a lot of heel for a guy."

The Brave One (2007)

"Why don't my hands shake?"

Max Dugan Returns (1983)

"How do I know you have six months to live?
-We could sit here and wait."
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Mother!

I get it. I don't think the ending was done particuraly well, but I get it. Others in the theater did not. Many embarrassing comments were made and I was very thankful they were not with me. Obviously this movie is truly as divisive as the critics/media made it out to be.
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Death Wish (1974)

"I mean, if we're not pioneers, what have we become? What do you call people who, when they're faced with a condition or fear, do nothing about it, they just run and hide?
-Civilized?
No."

Had to watch this right after finishing the novel.

A Night in Old Mexico (2013)

"Hell yeah I was gonna take you back to Texas with me, of course. Not that I got a pot to piss in, or a window to throw it out of."

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

"The pickle is hot."
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Batman Unlimited: Mechs Vs. Mutants (2016)




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It (2017)

"Ain't nothing like a little fear to make a paper man crumble."

The Eye 2 (2004)

"He's trying to crawl into her womb."

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

"Yeah, it's very Kafkaesque.
-Cause it's written by Franz Kafka."
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I've been rewatching the Alien franchise since Covenant is at Redbox and it's been a while since I've seen them all. I finished the third one and will be starting Resurrection in the next day or so. I have the Anthology Blu Ray set which includes the extended editions of the films (at least the first three, not sure about 4 yet).

Alien - Still my favorite, I think this one is the best just for the creepy shots and atmosphere.
Aliens - Second favorite. I like the action and tech but this one didn't hold up for me as much as I thought it would. I found some of the dialog a little cheesy but its still a great film.
Alien 3 - Third Favorite (see the trend?). I had not seen this one since I was much younger, and it was actually better this time around. I watched the extended version so maybe that helped, but this film is still pretty weak.
Alien Resurrection - I've only seen this one once and its been a long time, I doubt its improved over the years but we'll see I guess.

Prometheus - I like this a lot, and its up there with the first two Alien Films. Love the sci fi, tech, lore, etc. . .

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Get the Gringo (2012)

"I wouldn't push your leg."

White Rabbit (2013)

"You're supposed to talk with god, but he never talked to me. Instead, all these other things started to."

Depressing, but okay (not great) look at the psychology of a (seemingly schizophrenic) school shooter. Elephant is a better Columbine-style movie, but this one examines the motivation more.

Haunted Honeymoon (1986)

"Is he still married?
-Widower.
Widower than what?"

Okay, but Wilder (who directs here) feels like he's aiming for his buddy Mel Brooks' level and falling short, imho. Dom DeLuise, however, was great as Wilder's rich old aunt, but I might be partial because I usually get a kick out of his roles.

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...Alien - Still my favorite, I think this one is the best just for the creepy shots and atmosphere.. . .
Me too. I feel like I'm in the minority for liking Terminator and Alien over T2 and Aliens (though I like both of those a lot too). Alien 3 (esp. the director's cut) is a decent movie in and of itself; it's just such a bummer that they killed everyone.

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Yeah, I don't remember the details of that one well, but I remember really liking it. It's also cool to see Brooks and Bancroft together like that knowing they were real-life husband and wife.

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This also plays very well to how internally competitive and suspicious the Nazis were of each other, essentially sabotaging themselves in grabs for glory. . .
It's true. Himmler had a file on Hitler all ready to go if he had the opportunity so he could overthrow him and set up the SS in his place. And when Goering didn't show at the bunker in the Battle for Berlin, Hitler denounced him as a traitor. There was so much suspicion and intrigue within the Reich that (apart from their evil) they could not endure as an organization. The whole upper echelon would've self-destructed even if they could have maintained power.
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John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)

"We will give God's children His Word and His Spirit will guide them."

More than a century and half before Martin Luther this Oxford doctor of theology taught that Scripture should be translated for and read by the masses. I remembered this video from church as a child and found it (in prep for a class I'll teach) on Youtube.


John Hus[s: The Story of a Martyr] (1977)

"Seek His truth and never be afraid to defend it for the truth shall set you free."

A late contemporary of Wyliffe's who was burned at the stake. He's still a hero among Protestants in the Czech Republic as a friend of mine has shared.
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Luther had way better hair.
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Death Wish 2 (1982)

"[seeing the killer's crucifix] You believe in Jesus?
-Yes, I do.
Well, you're gonna meet him."

I know this isn't as well done or thoughtful a movie as the first, but as a revenge movie it's more satisfying (and therefore fun) since Paul actually tracks down the real perps this time.

Death Wish 3 (1985)

"I sent them a message."

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Funny how the tonsure hasn't caught on with laypeople.
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The Eye 3 (2005)

"Always stay away from black magic."

Kind of more fun than the first two. Like an Asian version of those late 90s slashers; this one centers around a few teens who are purposely trying to invoke spirits (based off a book listing 10 methods to do so).

Hitman (2007)

"Because that suitcase perfectly holds my Blaser Sniper Rifle, two .45s and a gag for irritating, talkative little girls like yourself. You want me to stop and get it out?
-I don't know; you think we have time for foreplay?"

It's far from perfect and far from the game in many ways (he certainly wouldn't get a 'Silent Assassin' ranking for most of this flick), but I still enjoy this movie and more so than Agent 47.

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