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  • Chandu the Magician (1932)

    "The world needs thee. Go forth in thy youth and strength and conquer the evil that threatens Mankind."

    The Dreamers (2003)

    "Other people's parents are always nicer than our own, and yet for some reason, our own grandparents are always nicer than other people's."

    An American student in Paris during the '68 student riots befriends a brother and sister (pre-fame Eva Green) and interrupts their strange relationship. A lot of people now probably turn to this movie because Green is buck naked several times (it's no family film), but it's actually a great movie for film buffs (the thing that brings the three young people together).

    Godzilla (1998)

    "You call this coffee?
    -I call this America."

    Twentieth anniversary today (5/20). I have a lot of gripes with this one but I've basically become comfortable that it's a decent giant monster movie that should have been called something else. I do remember in '98 being so excited for a new Godzilla movie and an American shot at it. An acquaintance in High School was the only other G fan I knew and we both counted down the days. The day after the premier I was so disappointed (so much so that it took me a long time to re-watch it and I only owned it recently) and he said "you're just stuck on the old Godzilla." Well, I think I've won that debate with time. I've come to James Rolfe's view on the American G movies: this one is actually more entertaining than the 2014 movie though that one is closer to the real G in design and attitude and the franchise should be left to the Japanese.

    Originally posted by Jeff View Post
    Been reading a lot of Alien/Predator novels, and decided to do a marathon. The predators official species name, sanctioned by Fox, is the Yautja, and even after all the sequels, I still think the 1987 movie had the best looking Predator. Looking forward to the new film in September.
    Probably. I liked the 2010 Predators movie overall, but I wasn't thrilled with the two races thing and those big ones looking bonier. Still, I'm looking forward to the new movie. I like the Yautja more than the Xenomorphs (though I love that franchise too).
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    Last edited by Space Cop; 06-05-2018, 01:34 PM.


    • Deadpool 2 (2018)


      • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

        "When we hate you, we're hating the dark side of ourselves."

        Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

        "Where's Aldo?"

        Baby Doll (1956)

        "I feel cool and rested for the first time in my life."

        This Tennessee Williams-scibed, Elia Kazan-helmed flick---about a southern man (Karl Malden) who agreed to marry a young bride (Carroll Baker) and wait to know her until her 20th birthday---was pulled early in its run when the Cardinal of NY condemned it. Eli Wallach plays Malden's vengeful competitor, who suspects the latter of burning down his cotton gin and plans to use the wife for revenge. The movie is sexually charged, but the studio-approved ban was still uncalled for, even in mid-50s terms (there were movies that got away with more earlier), because nothing is explicit and there's a mystery over what exactly happened. I decided to watch this (though I already liked Williams and Kazan's work) when I heard John Waters call it his favorite film. I didn't love it as much as the adaptations of Streetcar or Cat, but it was still really good and well done. It's a shame what happened to it did.
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        Last edited by Space Cop; 06-04-2018, 02:01 PM.


        • My Deadpool 2 review.


          • November Criminals (2017)

            "I guess I've gotten pretty good at pretending to be okay."

            Destroy All Monsters (1968)

            "I really wasn't worried about you. I was more worried about Godzilla."

            More Dead than Alive (1969)

            "You're not gonna shoot me, are you?"

            R.I.P. Clint Walker.
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            • Hangman (2017, having slight issues with posting the image) - Pretty poor honestly.
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              • Would You Rather (2013)

                "It's just like life, isn't it? There's no do-overs."

                This was better than I expected. A young lady in debt and taking care of her sick brother accepts a mysterious invitation to partake in a game that would solve those problems if she wins and which turns out to be a deadly form of the titular party game.

                Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008)

                "He doesn't want to hurt you. He wants you to hurt her."

                Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

                "If you want to be a succes in life forget the truth."
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                Last edited by Space Cop; 05-28-2018, 08:56 PM.


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                  • August Rush (2007)

                    "You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe, a harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars."

                    It's Alive (1974)

                    "Hunting and killing babies doesn't seem to be my specialty."

                    The Card Player (2004)

                    "When playing a superior adversary, try to destabilize him."
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                    Last edited by Space Cop; 05-28-2018, 08:56 PM.


                    • My review of RBG.


                      • Super Mario Bros. (1993)

                        "Strap your belt on, kid. We're going in!"

                        Happy quarter century to the first video game cinematic adaptation (which is not necessarily a good thing). As Agent and I were saying in the video game thread; there's a lot of bad here, but some good that make it worth an occasional watch.

                        Hot Shots! (1991)

                        "You've got to be joking!
                        -Look, if I were joking, I would've said 'what do you do with an elephant with three balls?' ... You walk him and pitch to the rhino.'"

                        Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

                        "In an emotional address at the state capitol Nebraska Governor, Paul Burmaster made a public apology for his state being so flat."
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                        Last edited by Space Cop; 06-02-2018, 03:23 AM.


                        • Atlantis (1991)

                          "The future."

                          A very low-budget flick about a hidden underground city where a corrupt queen rules and an evil god and his high priest scheme to complete a terrible agenda. A brother and sister and captured wandering too close to the city and must find their way out while their village and also their fellow captives plot escape.

                          God, this was a drag. Only ~90 minutes but the acting was incredibly cliched and ham-fisted, writing was droll, the effects were just agonizing to watch, and the makeup was bizarre and very disappointing. The evil god (always referred to as The Master) looks like the malnourished cousin of Swamp Thing, and there comes a point near the end when the makeup and effects departments let you know they were working together the whole having The Master loll his head around like a dude getting The Greatest Blowjob Ever while his cranium is physically collapsing and expanding, as if his brain is mutating hideously underneath the flesh and bone. (This is after the single worst sex scene I have ever watched, when he bones the evil queen to impregnate her with his new body).

                          Did I mention the sets? Because other than some expansive (yet generic) outdoors, everything is in one cave after another. I swear the props guys just move things around to make you think the particular cave-room is different than the last one, but they aren't fooling me.

                          She looked like Madonna's annoying little sister, but the evil henchwoman was actually somewhat endearing to me, so I was glad when she didn't die and escaped the island's destruction with the others. On the other hand, the brother character died, which made it clear he and henchwoman weren't hooking up, so that sucked (and he came SO CLOSE to fulfilling his promise of becoming a great warrior and protecting his sister!).

                          Fuck that butcher who helps process dead people into food for the city (yep, the powerful city-dwellers are all cannibals, except for the queen, who eats grapes). And yes, angry rioters/rebelling prisoners/invading villagers toss him into the conveyor belt that he used in his sick work.

                          The priest is nearly killed by the angry dad of the slain brother, is spared, and when he races back to his god he finds him slowly dying in his old body so that he can be reborn from the queen (she'll die in the process, of course, and fucking hell she won't stop screaming the whole time). He has a chance to take a magic crystal and skull and use them to travel through time to fix things. Of course, The Master warns he won't be able to control the power, and priest looks overwhelmed and vanishes, the island explodes and The Master is perma-trapped in the sinking ruins while the survivors are said to go explore the world, founding many civilizations.

                          ...And of course they show the priest appearing in a modern-day city, changing his clothes to resemble a Chicago Cubs fan before the credits roll.

                          Thank fuck this was free on YouTube, because goddamn would I have been cheesed to ever pay a single red cent for this. On the one hand, it's the kind of film that might do well if you're drunk, but I was sober, so instead of being weirdly entertaining it was just awful.

                          Although some of the dudes, especially some of the gladiators, were kind of sexy, walking around half-nude and oiled up. Cha-ching.
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                          • Varan the Unbelievable (1958/1962)

                            "Now, should we be this concerned about a handful of people?"

                            Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

                            "I should have read my horoscope this morning."

                            Only my second time watching this, but I love it and highly recommend it to anyone who digs car movies and/or 70s exploitation. It has the longest sustained car chase ever (at nearly 40 mins) and something like 150 cars were wrecked, 80 of which were totalled. Tarantino obviously thinks highly of it since there's a visual reference in Kill Bill and discussion of it in Death Proof.

                            House of Dracula (1945)

                            "Man's responsibility is to his fellow man."

                            My full-moon movie this month.
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                            Last edited by Space Cop; 06-01-2018, 11:43 PM.


                            • Coco (2017)


                              • Laid to Rest (2009)

                                "He wants to make me dead."

                                I heard about this from a vlogger and it apparently has a bit of a rep (got a sequel, which I'll probably get to some day), but I didn't think it was great. Mind you, the gore fx were top class, especially for a low-budget movie; but the characters act so stupidly that that it takes me out of it. Plus, although it was filmed in '08 and released in '09, it feels like it was from a decade or more before, where multiple characters are unfamiliar cellphones and e-mail (and the guy that had the latter seemed to be using a dial-up modem and a dot-matrix printer).

                                8 Mile (2002)

                                "Do you ever wonder at what point you just got to say f**k it man? Like when you gotta stop living up here, and start living down here?
                                -It's 7.30 in the morning, dawg."

                                I don't like hip hop at all, but I'll watch a movie about pretty much any subject as long as it's decent and I thought this was. Now, for a musician I do love . . .

                                Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

                                "The audience sitting down is a weird trip. It's like separateness. But when they're dancing, they're doing it with you."
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                                Last edited by Space Cop; 06-01-2018, 01:22 PM.