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Old 08-31-2020, 09:56 PM   #8626
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Super Fuzz [aka Supersnooper] (1980)

"Well, what do you expect? If a man is in the middle of an atomic blast, the least he can do is drop dead!"

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"He's getting lumpier by the second."

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Terrifier this was a nice little slasher gem i came across on netflix
I've seen that. It's not my favorite, but it's creepy. If you didn't know, it's a spin-off/sequel to the horror anthology All Hallows Eve.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:12 PM   #8627
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The original karate kid. Been loving cobra kai more than i thought i would. Both seasons on netflix. 3rd season next year. Before that original clash of the titans
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Snatch (2000)

"You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity."

Watched again yesterday for its 20th anniversary. Always loved how Guy Ritchie's early films wrapped all the story lines like a crazy Seinfeld episode.

Siege at Firebase Gloria (1989)

"The people were friendly: we liked them, and they liked us. DiNardo knew enough Vietnamese to be a big hit. So it really hurt us to see their heads on stakes. This rotten war was getting to us."

Pretty weak Vietnam flick (as that opening dialogue probably reveals), but it had good bits.
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:37 AM   #8629
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Not a film but the lucifer series on netflix. Just waiting on the other 8 episodes for season 5 its haulted do to real world issues
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Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

"I'll tell you what. Remember, the next time, if you are naughty again... I'll shave your heads!"

My first choice in my just-arrived Arrow set.

The Creeps [aka Deformed Monsters] (1997)

"What is this movie?"

My full-moon werewolf pick for this month, which is ironic since it was literally a Full Moon production. Horror comedy about a mad scientist who is using old books to bring to life the archetypes of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the werewolf, and the mummy. When he's interrupted, he gets shorter versions of all 4 and seeks revenge against the librarian and part-time detective who did so. Alright.
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The Creeps [aka Deformed Monsters] (1997)

"What is this movie?"

My full-moon werewolf pick for this month, which is ironic since it was literally a Full Moon production. Horror comedy about a mad scientist who is using old books to bring to life the archetypes of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the werewolf, and the mummy. When he's interrupted, he gets shorter versions of all 4 and seeks revenge against the librarian and part-time detective who did so. Alright.
Ill probably pirate this._.. Something about it caught my attention
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Christopher Robin (2018)

"I don't remember being cheery."

Pretty sweet, though it follows the basic premise of Hook or Burton's Alice (that the kid has grown out of the fictional world and is confronted with it again). A lot of the Eeyore stuff (now voiced by Brad Garrett, of course) made me laugh.

If I were clever, I'd make a horror trailer out of the scene where Madeline (Christopher's daughter) first encounters Pooh as a voice in the woods.
EDIT: Not surprisingly, there are two on Youtube. One seems to take the legit trailer and just add tense music. The other is one of those splices with It 2.

Gammera the Invincible (1966)

"Wait a minute, turtles are stupid."

Watched on Tubi, but as part of the 'celebration' of the new Arrow set.

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It was fun (though not hilarious) and if you know what you're getting with Full Moon pictures, it's not a bad one.
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It was fun (though not hilarious) and if you know what you're getting with Full Moon pictures, it's not a bad one.
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[Rifftrax:] Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001/2004)

"It’s never a good sign when you leave the stall crying."


Jim Thorpe--All-American (1951)

"When he could stand it no longer, he began to run. And once again, he found relief in the sheer physical joy of running."

Meh.

Seconds (1966)

"I couldn't help it, Charlie. I had to find out where I went wrong. The years I've spent trying to get all the things I was told were important - that I was supposed to want! Things! Not people or meaning. Just things. And California was the same."

An early John Frankenheimer film about a banker looking for a change who comes across a shadowy organization that offers to fake his death and give him a new look (Rock Hudson) and life.
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Old 09-05-2020, 02:32 PM   #8635
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Seconds (1966)

An early John Frankenheimer film about a banker looking for a change who comes across a shadowy organization that offers to fake his death and give him a new look (Rock Hudson) and life.
A very good movie. Highly recommended.

The fact that it was filmed in B&W as late as 1966 is noteworthy. I assume that was done for artistic reasons.

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Memphis Belle (1990)

"Yeah Luke, why go back to the daily grind of being a lifeguard? Take it easy!"

Turned 30. I find this war pic underrated.

D.O.A. (1988)

"I don't think I like what you're inferring, Mr. Cornell.
-Implying. When I say it, that's implying. How you take it, that's inferring."

Movies where the main character is doomed from the start and movies where the character is framed really bother me, but the mystery here really grabbed me.

[Rifftrax:] Samurai Cop (1991/2016)

"Where is anyone in relation to each other? It's like Gunfight at the MC Escher Corral."

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A very good movie. Highly recommended.
It's not very fast moving, but it's a real think piece. Reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode if they examined the concept for feature length. Even that ending (which I saw coming) would make a good TZ conclusion.

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I meant to tell you it’s on Tubi. So, if you’re willing to watch with commercials (but otherwise uncut), you can do so legally.
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The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)

"If I hadn't lost my badge, I'd turn it in."

Another of the suggestion column films I'd seen a while back and am now finally viewing. Someone in the city is assassinating mobsters and leaving mysterious calling cards, and only Jerry Church (Patrick Knowles) can solve the case. But someone is getting the drop on him every step of the way.

Not great but I found it somewhat enjoyable, though it really doesn't live up to its horror billing (more of a talk-heavy mystery). Lionel Atwill plays a minor role that is used as a red herring throughout, and despite being perhaps the most famous name in the listing, Shemp Howard (I shit you not) is also a minor character (but he was fairly amusing, and in real life he refused to drive after crashing his car into a barbershop). Overall could have used some revision but isn't outright terrible.
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Morocco (1930)

"Every time a man has helped me, there has been a price."

The oh-so-beautiful Marlene Dietrich's Hollywood debut as a down and out night club act in the titular country when she received the attentions of a French aristocrat and a cynical French Legionnaire (Gary Cooper). Famous for the (pre-code) scene where, dressed in a man's tails and coat, she jokingly kisses a female fan. Not great, but interesting.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

"Though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one. In light of the recent events, the bonds of friendship made this year will be more important than ever."

Almost Famous (2000)

"Always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends."

Turned 20. Love this flick and the whole world it looks at.
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The Black Doll (1938)

"Never mind the initials, what do you know about the murder?"

A crooked mine owner receives a black doll with a knife in it and is shortly after murdered, prompting his daughter to ask her private eye boyfriend to investigate. At the same time a bumbling sheriff attempts to also find the killer.

Mostly serious but it has a lot of humor from Edgar Kennedy, who plays the buffoon sheriff. Donald Woods as the protag is solid, and I liked Matatesta as the butler. The rainy night shots were pretty good as well. Fairly decent B-grade detective flick I pulled off the suggestion list from YouTube but the transfer quality can be tricky at times (the cell will slide below the screen so you see the bottom of the previous cell at the screen's top, and some other mistakes). Worth a watch all the same.
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Judgment Night (1993)

"All aboard!
-That's a conductor, not a bus driver.
Hey, why don't you sit down and shut up.
-Now that's a bus driver."

Heard about this from a Youtube show and dug it. A group of friends (including Estevez and Gooding Jr.) who detour through the Chicago slums witness a murder and then have to run for their lives from Denis Leary's gang.

Let Me In (2010)

"Are you a vampire?
-I need blood to live.
But how old are you, really?
-Twelve; but, I've been twelve for a very long time."

Watched for the 10th anniversary.

Goodfellas (1990)

"I didn't want to get blood on your floor."

Watched this Wednesday night with the folks for its 30th anniversary.
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El Topo (The Mole) (1970)

"You are seven years old. You are a man. Bury your first toy and a picture of your mother."

A gunslinger and his son come across a massacred village and attack the bandit gang that committed the atrocity, and the father abandons his son to the priests for raising while he leaves with a woman to hunt down legendary gunfighters. After completing his quest he is betrayed and must rediscover his purpose in life with the help of outcasts.

I asked for this as a birthday gift because I really liked Jodorowsky's Dune (documentary) and I wanted to see more of his work. I was initially a little hesitant to show this to my dad but when I mentioned it, he told me he'd seen it fifty years ago when it came out and that it was indeed a real head trip.

I can only begin to describe the crazy shit that goes on here, but it's indeed quite creative and is well done, nothing half-assed (though much of it is perplexing because of his interpretive and symbolic Jodo likes to make things). It's not as utterly insane as The Holy Mountain but it's still pushing the envelope pretty damn hard. (Also a little long at 124 minutes, but the pacing is very good so it doesn't feel like it's dragging).

Recommend checking this out but be prepared for some unusual content.
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Se7en (1995)

"I just don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was virtue."

Watched for its 25th anniversary this week. It had been a while. Love this flick (dark as it is).

Cuties [Mignonnes] (2020)

"What are you doing?"

I'm sure Tazz will be disappointed I Netflixed this, but while I'm okay with saying something isn't my taste, I don't like to condemn something without actually seeing (reading/hearing, whatever) it. I can see both sides. The story is pretty interesting--a Senegalese Muslim girl (11) in Paris rebels against her conservative family by falling in with a pre-teen dance troupe. They clearly idolize and imitate sexualized dancing. This is ultimately rejected, but it's hard to deny the male gaze in the way the dance scenes are shot. I can't imagine the movie could actually get legally penalized since there's no nudity or overt sexual act performed by underage girls. That said, if I had a preteen daughter I wouldn't want her playing one of these parts. Thirteen, (from what I hear) Kids, and certainly Klip push more boundaries in that realm.

The Unforgiven (1960)

"Ben, what did those Indians want?
-They offered to buy you for those five horses.
Well, did you sell me?
-Nope; held out for more horses."

A family of ranchers (led by elder brother Burt Lancaster) is haunted by the past when an old enemy resurfaces and claims their adopted sister (Audrey Hepburn) is a Kiowa foundling sparking a feud with that tribe that the local former friend ranchers are not willing to risk their lives for. Good stuff (dir. by John Huston). I love Hepburn (literally my favorite actress) but have to admit she was probably not the best choice since they keep trying to say how her skin is darker yet she's clearly the most pale member of her family.

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I liked it, but would definitely have to be in a certain mood to re-watch it.
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