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  • Batman and Robin (1997)

    "Robin: I want a car; chicks dig the car.
    Batman: This is why Superman works alone."

    My BD set of the Burton/Shumacher films arrived today and I was most excited to see this because (as far I can remember) I haven't seen it since it was in theaters. Following the lead of a few people here, I decided to just lighten up and enjoy this as a campy romp and that worked great. It's just a fun movie.

    Actually, though, Arnold is a pretty good Freeze and his make-up is awesome, even in HD. Heck, even though he's an idiot, Bane still looks closer to his true look here than in Nolan's movie!

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    Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)

    "My butt is in the shadow of the butt of Elvis Presley."

    I thought this one was much better than Stitch: The Movie, though not as good as #1.
    Space Cop
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    Last edited by Space Cop; 04-18-2015, 02:44 AM.

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    • Predator (1987)

      "I ain't got time to bleed."

      The Toxic Avenger: Part II (1989)

      "I am the Big Mac, I am the big cheese. You could say, I am the Big Mac with cheese."
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      Last edited by Space Cop; 04-19-2015, 12:02 AM.

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      • Watched this for only the second time (guessed I should watch it since I own it), but first for my family. My mother's response was "this is a stupid movie":

        The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

        "No guns, no killing. ... the cannons have enough firepower to make a path."

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        • The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (1983)

          "Abbot, you broke your promise.
          "No, we did not. We are here to de-fang the the wolves."


          A family loyal to the Emperor is betrayed and their general-sons and father slain in battle, only two sons escaping (one returns home but is stricken with grief and madness, the other desperately tries to become a monk). But as the rebels and their traitor-allies try to further take over the country, the son-turned-monk has to leave the temple and settle matters permanently.

          This has some excellent spear/pole fighting scenes (though the first battle is on a very small enclosed set, barely giving the illusion of a battlefield). The deaths are outrageous and gruesome all at once (one brother is trampled, another takes a couple dozen arrows to defend his father, who smashes his own brains out on a the crest of a thirty-foot-high pillar---and yes, he jumps that high).

          Even so, some of the acrobatics and fight choreography really must be seen to be believed, and demonstrate why the Shaw Brothers were a helluva force in Chinese cinema. Just the final battle alone has some balls-to-the-wall stuff (warning: if you are a dentist/orthodontist, it will hurt to watch).

          While there are some threads left hanging at the film's end, overall it's very entertaining and definitely worth seeing, and owning if you can find a good copy at a fair price.

          Recommend.
          Villain Draft 3: Fourth Place Winner

          September 11, 2001; January 6, 2021; February 13, 2021

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          • The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
            The Mummy's Curse (1944)



            Goobie: "The mummy's alive and he's dancing with the devil!"


            And so ends Universal's take on the Mummy-by-the-numbers movies. Out of the 4 rebooted sequels, Curse was probably the best.

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            • Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
              My mother's response was "this is a stupid movie":

              The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

              "No guns, no killing. ... the cannons have enough firepower to make a path."
              Your Mom and I need to have a philosophical discussion about the merits of the Nolan movies. At least until she comes around to Doom's way of thinking.

              I remember you saying in the past that you weren't a huge fan of the Nolan movies in general (correct me if I am wrong). Why is that? Like, were there certain aspects or trademarks of the trilogy that just rubbed you the wrong way? I totally support people who go against majority vote, but I am curious what your take on them is.

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              • The Sheik (2014)

                "Iron Shiek #1, hack tooey."

                This documentary was recommended on this page below and rightfully so. I haven't kept up with pro wrestling but I was a big fan when the Sheik was at the height of his infamy and this was very insightful.

                Originally posted by Agent Purple View Post
                The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (1983)
                ...
                You tracked it down. Cool.

                Originally posted by Agent Purple View Post
                (warning: if you are a dentist/orthodontist, it will hurt to watch). . .
                Yeah, that scene is pretty messed up.
                Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                Your Mom and I need to have a philosophical discussion about the merits of the Nolan movies. At least until she comes around to Doom's way of thinking.

                I remember you saying in the past that you weren't a huge fan of the Nolan movies in general (correct me if I am wrong). Why is that? Like, were there certain aspects or trademarks of the trilogy that just rubbed you the wrong way? I totally support people who go against majority vote, but I am curious what your take on them is.
                Now you opened the floodgates to my "Nolan rant." But, oh well.
                See, I own them and there are things I like about all three (Batman Begins is my far-and-away favorite). Mainly, I think they're overrated.

                I think a lot of people think #3 is the weakest, so I don't know that I'd really have to defend that in depth. Talia and Bane's motivation doesn't work for me in so far as they both seem to hate Ra's (whose friggin name is mispronounced) and yet are willing to die to carry out his plan. Also, Gordon and Wayne should be dead five times over.

                DK (and I know you love it), my biggest problem is the Joker. And to be clear, I think Ledger plays a great psycho, he's just not the Joker. He pretty much laughs once. If you asked me before these movies came out, "what is essential to Joker, what must be in a movie for it to be the Joker?" I'd say "well, he's a crazy killer with clown make up and he laughs and giggles all the time." When Ledger's Joker says "why so serious" I want to scream "you're the most serious, morose mother in the room!"

                Back to #3 and the same theoretical questioner: if you asked me "what must Bane be at his core" I'd say, well he's a guy in a luchador mask who takes Venom (a glowing green liquid) which hulks him out into a guy at least eight feet tall with bulging muscles and veins. I would then add that Bane would pretty much be the last Batman rogue except maybe Man-Bat and Clayface to include in a so-called "realistic" film.

                And that last part gets to the core of what bugs me when I re-watch the Nolan flicks. I don't think Batman is "realistic" and when you try to push him that way he seems absurd and the villains can't even be faithfully transferred. When I watch the Nolan flicks, I do feel like it's the "real world," which then makes me think Rachel should laugh in Bruce's face when he first confronts her squatting on the rail of the L-Train and speaking in that ridiculous smoker's voice because that's what a real-world, educated woman would do when confronted with a man in a bat suit play acting a gruff voice.

                In that sense, I feel the tone of Burton and (God forbid) even Schumacher are at least more honest to the comic book nature of Batman and his insane rogue's gallery.

                At any rate, I'm glad as all get out that Nolan didn't touch my two favorite villains---Riddler and Harley Quinn---because I'm sure he would have had the Riddler not ask riddles and Harley Quinn would probably speak in a normal voice and be a brunette.
                Space Cop
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                Last edited by Space Cop; 04-19-2015, 03:08 AM.

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                • I just saw Unfriended


                  Holy freaking crap that was one scary flick


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                  • Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
                    Now you opened the floodgates to my "Nolan rant." But, oh well.
                    Interesting. Very Interesting. I see your points of view and respect them.




                    G.I. Joe-The Movie (1987)







                    "Once.....was a man...yesssssssss"

                    One of my guiltier pleasures, I like this film for it's originality. Did you see Cobra-La coming the first time you viewed it? I thought the idea of an ancient civilization coming to exposure via Cobra Commander was indeed innovative.

                    Also, fuck Serpentor. Right in the face.

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                    • Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                      Interesting. Very Interesting. I see your points of view and respect them.
                      I'm glad you responded. I was waiting for a quiet de-friending.
                      Like I say, though, I recognize many good things in those movies. Essentially the tone of it bothers me and if you don't like the tone of a movie, it's pretty hard to enjoy it thoroughly since it's a real gut reaction.

                      Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                      G.I. Joe-The Movie (1987)
                      One of my guiltier pleasures, I like this film for it's originality. Did you see Cobra-La coming the first time you viewed it? I thought the idea of an ancient civilization coming to exposure via Cobra Commander was indeed innovative . . .
                      Yeah, I own that on BD and thought it held up fairly nicely for a kids movie. The Cobra-La stuff was a nice twist and looks pretty cool. Back in the day (I would've been 7) I loved the Sgt. Slaughter reform school/boot camp because I was a big WWF fan.

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                      • Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
                        I'm glad you responded. I was waiting for a quiet de-friending.
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                        You wound me, Sir.
                        That would be an awfully small and petty reason to break a good friendship up over. Also, keep in mind that I specifically asked, and I already knew you weren't a big fan of them to begin with. I was curious as to the reasons, that's all. The Godzilla movies are a good example of having differing opinions but keeping it at that. Nothing to spoil a good friendship over.

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                        • Hostel: Part III (2011)

                          "The house always wins."

                          Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                          You wound me, Sir.
                          That would be an awfully small and petty reason to break a good friendship up over. Also, keep in mind that I specifically asked, and I already knew you weren't a big fan of them to begin with. I was curious as to the reasons, that's all. The Godzilla movies are a good example of having differing opinions but keeping it at that. Nothing to spoil a good friendship over.
                          My own mother is a fan of the 98 Godzilla, so ...
                          Space Cop
                          The Dandy
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                          • Yo.



                            the story behind this sequel (the 1st, which I dont think I saw, came out in 2010) basically tells the story of "Dude" and his "Bros" who all end up shipping out at around the same time & *also* ending up in the same Army unit that both handles insurgents which vilify & ak them for taking down the 5-story aliens just trotting all over the place, and putting up a friendly face for the locals. the latter looks like a great deal of lip-service to me, and the film focuses SO DAMN MUCH on the former ya forget the aliens are even there; emo military drama ABOUNDS in this film, but since I came in hoping to see WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY more alien-squashing than I got, I feel perfectly justified in feeling my time was wasted.

                            if U like military drama, then this is for U; if U like military and/or scifi action, then stay away.





                            Tazer


                            Originally posted by Andrew NDB
                            Geoff Johns should have a 10 mile restraining order from comic books, let alone films.

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                            • Conan the Barbarian (1982)

                              "Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they learn why they fear the night."
                              Space Cop
                              The Dandy
                              Last edited by Space Cop; 04-21-2015, 10:36 PM.

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                              • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)



                                ""Earth?" Terrible name for a planet. Might as well call it "Dirt". "Planet Dirt." Tell me, is that robot civil war still going on? Who's winning?"

                                Not the best of the Bayverse, but it had its moments. It's just hard to think of one right now.

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