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Old 04-21-2021, 12:07 AM   #8851
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The Devil's Backbone (2001)

"Stay by my side as I fade so you can point to the end of my struggle and the twilight of eternal days at the low, dark edge of life."

20th anniversary. I still think this might be del Toro's masterpiece or at least that he's never done better (and, yeah, I'd include The Shape of Water in that comparison).
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Old 04-21-2021, 05:45 AM   #8852
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I thought there was a bit of dialogue about Shaw and David leaving and landing on the other planet?

I do agree, however, that the story still needs a connection. Not sure well ever get it, but its not complete. IIRC, Ridley wanted a trilogy of P films to set up the Nostromos receiving the call and A:C was a concession to him not getting that.

I don't recall a conversation like that in Covenant; I'm pretty sure it was a one way trip from the planet in Prometheus to the planet in Covenant. But what I do recall from the very end of Prometheus was Shaw telling David she wanted to find out why her creators wanted to destroy the human race, thus the one way trip.


Also, it is my understanding that Scott very recently posted on his Twitter that he got the Green light to do the next Alien film.


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Old 04-21-2021, 05:57 AM   #8853
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Also, it is my understanding that Scott very recently posted on his Twitter that he got the Green light to do the next Alien film.



I was wrong; it was in some kind of interview about another show he was working on where he dropped the subtle hint.


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The Fear (1995)

"Are you a good person or a bad person?"

Weak 90s horror flick about grad students doing a "controlled experiment" in a cabin owned by one of their families. The experiments seem to be nothing more than people saying their fears in a loose-led group. The monster is pretty cool looking though--a wooden mannequin that is supposed to be a stand-in to confess to, but turns out more sinister. Heard about this from a video on a Youtube channel that posts old Joe Bob Briggs segments.
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:47 PM   #8855
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Aliens (1986)


"They can bill me!"


Can't really say any more than what I've already said the first 30 times I've watched this movie. Its one of the best movies ever made. Fite me.


This time around, though, I did a little more research on something that I've always noticed but never really addressed- the musical score. I read up on the struggles James Cameron and Horner had with each other recently, which would explain why I hear the Klingon motif scattered here. Also, I could swear I hear bits of TWOK as well as TSFS, but maybe I'm misplacing movie soundtracks.
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Shrek (2001)

"You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, 'Let's get some parfait,' they say, 'Hell no, I don't like no parfait.'?"

20th anniversary.

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Aliens (1986) ... Can't really say any more than what I've already said the first 30 times I've watched this movie. Its one of the best movies ever made. Fite me...
No fight. It's a great movie. But I feel like I'm in a minority these days because both with The Terminator and Alien (which each have great sequels) I prefer the first movie just a bit and feel like the first one is the closer to horror.
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:19 AM   #8857
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No fight. It's a great movie. But I feel like I'm in a minority these days because both with The Terminator and Alien (which each have great sequels) I prefer the first movie just a bit and feel like the first one is the closer to horror.

Thats a reasonable and logical way of looking at the original films and their successors. The distinction between sci-fi and horror can be blurred at times, which leaves room for personal judgment to categorize certain films. Which leads to tonight's viewing of...


Alien (1979)


"This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off."


I'm watching these films out of order, just based on what I'm feeling each night. Tonight felt like the original Alien night. Not sure if I will bother with 3 or 4, not that I have anything against them.
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The Finale of falcon and the winter soilder. I really hope a season 2 happens because theres many places they can go with it. We got 3 new characters in the mcu wich is us agent, Isaiah bradley and i believe Madam hydra played by Julia lois dryfuss
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Gaslight (1944)

"If I were not mad, I could have helped you."

Not bad, but not great. It's annoying how obviously Bergman's character is manipulated.

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...I'm watching these films out of order, just based on what I'm feeling each night. Tonight felt like the original Alien night. Not sure if I will bother with 3 or 4, not that I have anything against them.
Makes sense. Not like you'll spoil the story for yourself.
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Space cop did you watch mortal kombat
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Graveyard Shift (1990)

"I don't mind telling you, this place is infested."

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Answered in MK thread, but no.
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Singin' in the Rain (1952)

"I gotta get outta here!"

As Hollywood makes the transition from silence and Vaudeville to talkies, one famous actor is having trouble with his main partner, a woman whose voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

I really have to say this film had a flair and style that is purely magical. The coordination/choreography, the set and costume designs, really the work of brilliant intellects. Gene Kelly is of course very talented, but I seriously have to put forth that Donald O'Connor absolutely steals the show as a physical comedian (his "Make 'em Laugh" number is a sight to behold). The villain, Jean Hagen, is a hilariously mean Barbie Doll stand-in who indeed has a harpy's voice.

I really have to recommend this. It's a damn good glimpse into the olden days of Hollywood.

Also watched the opening scene from Mortal Kombat. Sub-Zero is a total asshole.
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Jojo Rabbit (2019)

"You've lost your mind. It's sadder for me though, because I have to live with a crazy person."

Really liked.

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Singin' in the Rain (1952) . . .
I love that one and need to get the blu ray one of these days. One of the musicals that turned me around to stop just saying I don't like musicals.
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Graveyard Shift (1990)

"I don't mind telling you, this place is infested."

Watched this today. Typical 1990 movie, definitely a product of it's time. Felt a Lovecraftian undercurrent throughout the whole movie. Was interesting for a look, and horror fans would appreciate it, but I was kind of disappointed- I thought it was going to take place in a large graveyard by the title.
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Yojimbo (1961)

"I'm not dying yet. I have to kill quite a few men first."

60th anniversary.

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Watched this today. Typical 1990 movie, definitely a product of it's time. Felt a Lovecraftian undercurrent throughout the whole movie. Was interesting for a look, and horror fans would appreciate it, but I was kind of disappointed- I thought it was going to take place in a large graveyard by the title.
Yeah. I mean there is a graveyard in it, but it's really about employees of a cotton mill dealing with rats and then something else. I’d say the Lovecraftian bit would be the setting of the final lair.
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The action was great, but the camera angles failed it at times.
I also really like how Sho has his kids play his kids.
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Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964)

"I think I heard you right the first time."

If you ever saw a Lon Chaney werewolf movie and thought "this could you Aztec mummies, reincarnation, and the mafia" but cut the run-time by a third and the budget by at least that much then this is the movie for you. Actually, not even then. LCJr is past his prime and IIRC doesn't even say one word. Either way, it was my werewolf flick for this month's Super Pink Moon.
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I am slightly amused that "It" and "Stalks" are spaced so far apart. Also that this was filmed in the Lab of Death, which I have never heard mention of before tonight.
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[Rifftrax Live:] Miami Connection (1987/2015)

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I am slightly amused that "It" and "Stalks" are spaced so far apart. Also that this was filmed in the Lab of Death, which I have never heard mention of before tonight.
It's on Youtube and is only an hour long. So, while I don't actually recommend it, at least it's quick, free, and easy to find. Supposedly, LCJr spent more screen time as wolf in this than any other movie.
“Lab of death” was probably to try to sell the fact that they only have like three locations and most of the time it’s the same lab.
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Weirdly similar to BvS, just with giant monsters and a slim plot.
It has some interesting ideas that don't get much attention.
Still a pretty fun popcorn action romp, regardless.
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The Mummy Returns (2001)

"You know, a couple of years ago this would have seemed really strange to me."

20th anniversary.
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"You know, a couple of years ago this would have seemed really strange to me."

20th anniversary.
Ooooof even when it first came out the cgi on the rock was atrocious. I remember being so let down when they made scorpion king half and half because i expected so much better since it was his first film. I hated both sequels . The 99 film is the only good one
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Conan the Destroyer (1984)

"I suppose nothing hurts you.
-Only pain."

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Meh, I like this one as far as story and such, but yeah, the CGI Rock is bad. It hasn't aged well, but I seem to recall thinking it was cartoony then too. It's funny that the spin-off series make SK a hero. He's clearly a tyrant who sells his soul here.
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Meh, I like this one as far as story and such, but yeah, the CGI Rock is bad. It hasn't aged well, but I seem to recall thinking it was cartoony then too. It's funny that the spin-off series make SK a hero. He's clearly a tyrant who sells his soul here.
Scorpion king is being remade by rocks company so hopefully we get something better
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Mulholland Falls (1996)

"Why do you eat while you're working? Why do you eat all the time?
-It's all psychological, Max. I eat so I don't think about food."

25th anniversary.
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