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Old 01-31-2019, 04:50 AM   #7626
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Superman: Unbound (2013)

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Spaceballs (1987)

"Who knows? God willing, we'll all meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money"

A Bucket of Blood (1959)

"I'm proud to say my poetry is only understood by that minority which is aware."

A rare starring role from prolific character actor Dick Miller. R.I.P.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:33 AM   #7628
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Apocalypse Now Redux (1979/2000)

"Well, you see, Willard, in this war, things get confused out there. Power, ideals, the old morality, and practical military necessity. But out there with these natives, it must be a temptation to be God. Because there's a conflict in every human heart, between the rational and irration, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."


3h22m. I honestly don't think it needed the extra hour, since a lot of the drawn-out shots of the setting (though beautiful) did nothing much and the USO titty show was frankly wasteful.

I don't think the film overall qualifies as "overrated," though. It does have an interesting story of mental and moral breakdown and desperation, and the suddenly-blurred/-crossed lines of conscience and violence.

I found the ending to be kind of interesting. We get the notion that Kurtz is dying (as suggested by Hopper's photographer), and he has something special planned for Sheen: could it be he wanted a protege? When Sheen does kill him, isn't he embodying Kurtz's belief of a moral killer? We see the crowd kneeling to him in deference rather than attacking him in outrage. I dunno, food for thought.

I don't think I'll add this one to my collection. I do recommend it as a modern classic, though.
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:05 AM   #7629
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The Warriors (1979)

"Can you dig it?!"

The cult classic turned 40 on Feb. 1 and I got a friend to watch it for the first time.

Weenie Roast Massacre (2007)

"Google?"

So bad.

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Apocalypse Now Redux (1979/2000) . . . 3h22m. I honestly don't think it needed the extra hour, since a lot of the drawn-out shots of the setting (though beautiful) did nothing much and the USO titty show was frankly wasteful.
I have the redux on DVD and it's hard to find the original cut (I know I could if I were willing to spend the money and order it online). I've watched that cut so much that I forget what the additional stuff is.

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. . . I found the ending to be kind of interesting. We get the notion that Kurtz is dying (as suggested by Hopper's photographer), and he has something special planned for Sheen: could it be he wanted a protege? When Sheen does kill him, isn't he embodying Kurtz's belief of a moral killer? We see the crowd kneeling to him in deference rather than attacking him in outrage. I dunno, food for thought. . .
Well, there's definitely the idea that he's making the moral-kill choice and that seems to be the whole dilemma he's building up during the trip.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:25 AM   #7630
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Atomic Blonde (2017)

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Sing (2016)

"Isn't this a great color for you?
-I can't tell. It's melting my eyes.

This was a little better (though by no means a classic) than I was expecting.

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

"The beast of the jungle, killing just for his existence, is called savage. The man, killing just for sport, is called civilized. It's a bit inconsistent, isn't it?"
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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The Disaster Artist (2017)

"I'm not saying maybe, I'm saying not in a million years!
-But after that?
And not after!"

11:14 (2003)

"We got a human penis right there by the curb. Somebody's gotta be looking for that."

A roughly twenty-minute frame of time is told from multiple people's pov as they eventually converge at the titular time. Pretty good, not great. Netflix described it as a dark comedy, but I'd say (and IMDb would seem to agree) it's more of a crime drama with comedic elements.
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Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

"I've got to get home. My wife's making gardenias for dinner."

Still remembering Dick Miller, though I'll be turning to Julie Adams.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

"And I thought the Mississippi was something."

R.I.P. Julie Adams.
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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

"Is that your brother? Because I don't want to kill the pool guy."

I thought this was quite good until it reached cartoonish levels near the end.

Meru (2015)

"The game in climbing is cut that line as fine as you can, but you don't want to take stupid risks. If you die taking a stupid risk, not only are you dead, you've embarrassed yourself."
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Ready Player One (2018)

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Prison (1987)

"Let me tell you something. I was making it a real point to mind my own business. Maybe you oughta try that for a while."

A pre-fame Renny Harlin directs a pre-fame Viggo Mortensen (and others) in this movie that's part cruel-prison story and part haunting. Interestingly, a small part by Kane Hodder got the attention of makeup artist John Carl Buechler, which eventually got him the part of Jason when the latter went on to direct Friday the 13th: Part VII.

Bloody Mama (1970)

"It's supposed to be a free country Mona. But unless you're rich, you ain't free and you know that. So I aim to be freer than the rest of the people."

Shelley Winters plays real-life (but very loosely historical) Ma Barker leading her sons/gang in the Depression-era south. Roger Corman directs and Robert De Niro plays son Lloyd (the junkie) in an early role for him. It's alright for what it is.
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Io - One of those dystopian movies where man screwed up and people of Earth either die off or flee to Io.

This should have been much better than it is. The pace is snail-like and you wait around for something to happen and it never does. The movie had a great premise, but poor execution, and was a waste of Anthony Mackie.


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Detroit 9000 (1973)

"Not every black man is your brother."

Elements of blaxploitation are here, but it is more of a police procedural that plays on race.

Skyfall (2012)

"Welcome to Scotland!"

R.I.P. Albert Finney.
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47 Meters Down (2017)

"I will not die down here!"

Two sisters are on vacation in Mexico and agree to go down in a shark tank. The winch tears loose and suddenly they're nearly 50 meters down, oxygen dwindling and a swarm a great whites all around them.

The pacing in the film is very, very good, and you get some eerie underwater shots. Plus, of course, the sharks attacking at various points really was pretty good, and the lengths to which the sisters go to survive/escape, but right when you think the film has this great ending, it goes for a shitty twist that seriously undermines what just happened.

Everything before the ending was good, but man, that ending was total bullshit.
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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

"I think you're whoever I want you to be."

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

"You don't know what death is. You have no idea what death is."

I probably like the first more, but this one is more personal to the character and still very good.
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It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)

"That's some baby!"

Barbershop Punk (2010)

"Freedom of speech is second only to God."

A documentary about the first (and successful) fight for net neutrality. Interesting although now out of date.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

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Berserker (1987)

"This is great, Mr. Eagle Scout!"

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

"Do you guys just put the word 'quantum' in front of everything?"

The Polarman (2016)

"You are absolutely alone. There is no room for mistakes... No mater where you go, there is no one."

A Slovakian short documentary about a man who made a north pole crossing and then went for a south pole one.
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Batman Ninja (2018)

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

"You are entering the territory of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
-Faygeles?
No, no. We're straight. Just merry."

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

"Suck it in and zip it up; will ya?"

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Batman Ninja (2018)

"Our weapons will be everything and I will turn the legend into a reality."

By coincidence, I got my Netflix copy of Batman Ninja later the day Robojac posted it. I liked (not loved) it, mostly for the designs and bizarre bits, and will probably buy it one day.
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Boss (1975)

"Yeah, sheriff, I wants to thank ya. Sorry, we ain't got time to stay for supper, but we, uh, got some more whities to catch."

Full disclosure: the real title of this movie is Boss Ni***r, but Netflix (and at least some of the modern distribution) PCed the title. Actually, there's a funny disclaimer about it at the start of the movie from the star, Fred Williamson.

Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987)

"How's your head?"

Just a collection of trailers from low-budget horror and exploitation from the late 60s to early 80s with a little bit of corny horror-show-host linking sketches. On Instant Netflix.

[Rifftrax] Mothra (1961/2017)

"Citizens are advised to take shelter in a cedar chest."
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