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Old 01-31-2020, 05:00 AM   #8276
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The Hurt Business (2016)

"You feel like Tarzan when you win and you feel like Jane when you lose."
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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

"Mrs. Nordberg, I think we can save your husband's arm. Where would you like it sent?"
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:34 AM   #8280
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The Crew (2000)

"I got an idea."

Four retired gangsters don't want to be evicted from their apartment when it starts renovating to attract new renters, so they fake a mob hit. Problems arise when it's discovered the body they used is a former cartel boss whose son is out for revenge, and when one gangster comes under suspicion from a cop who might be his long-lost daughter.

I saw part of this years ago, near the very end, and wanted to get to finding it for a full viewing. It's actually pretty funny, lots of mobster cliches and overall a more appealing Sopranos to me than the real show was. I have to say Dan Hedaya is easily the guy I identify with, probably more so than Dreyfuss, who's the least cliched former wiseguy (but that's part of his character, being the leader of the crew and all).

Jeremy Piven is the perfect douche in this, like an obnoxious younger brother of Adam Sandler that you just want to slug in the face (and when Carrie-Anne Moss kicks him in the face it is absolutely righteous). I swear Jennifer Tilly is familiar to me while I'm watching this, something about her voice, so I look her up and see she does the voice of Bonnie Swanson on Family Guy (as well as a couple other films I partially caught her in).

Overall a great film and a good way to spend 90 minutes on a Saturday night.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

"Sorry I punched your face.
-Happens more often than you think."

The family and I pretty much felt meh about this. We didn't hate it, but didn't really care either. I did kind of like the last 20 minutes, though not being a fan of the cartoons, I just thought "wait, he's a live?!"
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Old 02-02-2020, 04:01 PM   #8282
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Super Bowl Sunday double feature:



"All for one, and one for all."
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:10 PM   #8283
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Erased (2012)
[aka The Expatriate]

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-CIA Black Ops, you idiot! We don't make engineers."

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Super Bowl Sunday double feature...
Is there connection? Is this your pre-show or in lieu of the game?
I don't watch sports, so I'd be watching a movie tonight either way, but I remember one time my uncle came over for the bowl and I watched Star Wars (back when there were only 3) with my cousins.
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Is there connection? Is this your pre-show or in lieu of the game?
I don't watch sports, so I'd be watching a movie tonight either way, but I remember one time my uncle came over for the bowl and I watched Star Wars (back when there were only 3) with my cousins.
Its sort of a personal tradition to have a mini marathon on Super Bowl Sunday instead of watching the game. Then afterwards I go online and watch all the Super Bowl spots for upcoming movies.
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Groundhog Day (1993)

"Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today."

I'm very familiar with this flick, but haven't re-watched it in a few years. It was fun. Hard to believe it's 27 years old.
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They LITERALLY just aired the Old Bill Murray in Groundhog Day Again commercial for the Super Bowl. Fucking hilarious commercial.
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The Girl with all the Gifts (2016)

"Do you want a cat?
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They LITERALLY just aired the Old Bill Murray in Groundhog Day Again commercial for the Super Bowl. Fucking hilarious commercial.
My mother shared that with me online. It was great. I had already seen the Ned Ryerson short version on Youtube.

BTW: for years (almost since the beginning) I thought one possible interpretation is that the bartender is aware of Phil’s loop and is possibly the cosmic force behind it. The odds are his smirks are a normal person’s reactions to bad pickup lines, but I was glad to find in a quick Google search that this is a pretty popular fan theory. Again, I think this is over reading it, but it's fun and not too far fetched (as opposed to the fan theory that Ned Ryerson is the devil and Phil is dead and in Hell).

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In memory of the late great Kirk Douglas.
After 103 years, may he rest in peace.

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The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling (2007)

“It’s very hard to point your finger at one particular family and say, guys, this is the greatest wrestling family of all time.”

Arguably a video special, but as a documentary clocking in at 2 hr 19 min, I think it counts. Outdated in some areas, but very interesting. Just the WWE fams (sons, daughters, brothers, and a couple 3rd gens), but acknowledging where the connections were in other territories/properties.

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

"The name of the game is solitaire."

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In memory of the late great Kirk Douglas.
After 103 years, may he rest in peace.
Ditto, but I chose my favorite (it also happens to be significantly shorter and therefore easier to fit in before bed).
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Tolkien (2019)

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The Ferryman (2007)

"Payment."

Plays on the idea of the ferryman on the River Styx with body swapping (to avoid him). Cool concepts, but only so so in the execution.

Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

"The night was sultry!"

I had seen big chunks of this on TV years ago, but only saw it through yesterday thanks to Tubi.
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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (2019)

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Annapolis (2006)

"You want to know why I stay in this room?
-Yeah.
Cause Jake, you're my Mississippi.
-I'm your what?
People who live in Arkansas, you know what their favorite state is?
-No.
Mississippi. Cause Mississippi's the only thing that keeps Arkansas from being the worst state in the whole country."

Watchable, but formulaic underdog-in-military-training flick. Interestingly, Justin Lin helmed this the same year as Tokyo Drift and there are a fewF&F alums in it.

Pinocchio (1940)

“Try to be good and always listen to your conscience.”

Watched it with fam as the film turned 80. It really is an amazing work and none of us had seen it in years.
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Damn, I haven't seen that since I was a kid either. Always loved Monstro for some reason, probably because he was this huge force of nature.
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Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

"Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel things out."

Naked Gun 2: The Smell of Fear (1991)

"Oh, it's all right. I'm sure that we can handle this situation maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn't that right, Mr. Poopy Pants?"

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Damn, I haven't seen that since I was a kid either. Always loved Monstro for some reason, probably because he was this huge force of nature.
I was saying to my mother I remember being afraid of Pleasure Island and the concept of turning into donkeys, but as a kid, I actually thought Gepetto living in the whale was cool and kind of looks like fun. Probably would have been less so if they had kept the scene of he and the cat (Figaro) discussing starvation and contemplating eating the goldfish (that's true, too).
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

"Gort, maringa!"

Haven't seen this since I was a kid, and glad I bought it on Blu-ray (3-disc version of the remake, cheapest offer on eBay and well worth it).

Picture quality and sound were excellent, save for a moment where Gort has to pick up the female lead (you can see the strips splicing together and then you can see black wires holding her in place to make it look like he's carrying her, because that outfit wouldn't be able to let him maintain such a pose). The timing and placement of light/shadow, voiceovers, and the delivery of the dialog is masterfully done (especially when Michael Rennie is standing in shadow when first entering the house, an ominous display).

I forgot a lot about this over the years (the professor, the jealous asshole boyfriend, the two saps Gort vaporizes) so I found myself pleasantly surprised rediscovering it. I wouldn't call this perfect, even for a film conceived during a bygone era, but it is done on such a thoughtful scale that it's near impossible not to love this film.

Now I need to watch Thing from Another World next week.
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Loving Vincent (2017)

"What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart."

The story for this was pretty decent (a year after Vincent's death, the postmaster has his son deliver an old letter to his brother or so he thinks). But the technical aspects are amazing. It took two years for 100+ artists to handpaint the 95-minute movie at the rate of 12 paintings per second in a Van Gogh style. Wow!

MST3K: Werewolf (1996)

"You know, it's economical not to have a storyline; cuz then you can just film people saying things."

My werewolf movie for this month's full moon (the super snow moon) and my choice for riff this week as well.
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Not bad, not great, not as predictable as you may think, and not as interesting either.
It's an exceptionally middling experience that probably could've had a better ending.
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Milk (2008)

"If it were true that children emulate their teachers, we'd have a lot more nuns running around."

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

"To excel and to know how to show it is to excel twice."
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Island of Doomed Men (1940)

"When I find a flaw in a diamond, I throw it away."

A government agent at the Department of Justice goes undercover to investigate a modern-day slaver, learning that he recruits paroled convicts to his private island to harvest his diamond mines.

Peter Lorre plays the villain here, who works in the office across the hall from where the hero's partner is murdered (horrible first day on the job, and it's never explained how Lorre knew about the man investigating him, so the assassination feels too convenient). Lorre is his usual subdued self, a quiet and polite tyrant with cold and ruthless eyes, only showing real bursts of emotion when flipping out at the cook.

For an hour-long flick this was pretty good, establishing a relation to the prisoners and I have to admit some relief that this isn't at all a propaganda film: it's just a greedy evil little bastard who eventually gets his due.

I saw this suggested on YouTube along with a slew of others I'm working through slowly. Definitely a wise use of my time.
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