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    Trey Strain
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    The history of Star Trek is very interesting. Nimoy and Gary Lockwood, who starred in Gene Roddenberry's series The Lieutenant, had some unflattering things to say about Gene Roddenberry, although they recognized his talent. Nimoy said Roddenberry had a cruel sense of humor that Nimoy didn't like. Lockwood said "He would lie to you," and that Roddenberry thought he was smarter than everyone else because he was the producer.

    Roddenberry was an excellent writer. He wrote more episodes of Have Gun Will Travel than anyone else. The series is posted online,and it's well worth checking out. The Lieutenant was even better.

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  • Space Cop
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    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)
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    "This job requires stealth. Look at you."

    Goofy, even by the most OTT F&F standards, but still kind of fun. Loved seeing Roman Reigns as Rock's family.

    For the Love of Spock (2016)
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    "The review that Variety gave us when we first went on the air in September of 1966: 'Star Trek won't work.'"

    Netflixed (before I break again next month) this documentary about Leonard Nimoy from his son. Good stuff.

    Originally posted by Jeff View Post
    I gave the Boogens a watch last night for a few different reasons. 1, nostalgia. 1981 seems like a fantasy land that I lived through, a time in space so to speak, so it reminded me of life then. 2, I wanted to see how bad these monsters were since the movie got such mixed reviews. Dayum, they were bad, even for what was available at that time period. Like killer turtles with Kraken complexes. 3, it was like 7am when I started watching the movie after a night of no sleep so I was still wide awake. Overall, the movie was okay, just not superb or anything special even. The ending was predictable and boring. But hey, it passed the time.
    Agreed. There wasn't enough pay off on the monsters for all that buildup, but the story was alright.
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  • Jeff
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    Oh, and I'm glad Tiger bit the big one. Annoying friggin poodle.

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  • Jeff
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    I gave the Boogens a watch last night for a few different reasons. 1, nostalgia. 1981 seems like a fantasy land that I lived through, a time in space so to speak, so it reminded me of life then. 2, I wanted to see how bad these monsters were since the movie got such mixed reviews. Dayum, they were bad, even for what was available at that time period. Like killer turtles with Kraken complexes. 3, it was like 7am when I started watching the movie after a night of no sleep so I was still wide awake. Overall, the movie was okay, just not superb or anything special even. The ending was predictable and boring. But hey, it passed the time.

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    [Rifftrax:] The Wizard (1989/2015)(
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    "They called this movie The Wizard because Homeless Drifter Kids sounded too bleak."

    MST3K: Mac and Me (1988/2018)
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    "Yeah, keep trying, music. This isn't that interesting."

    Originally posted by Trey Strain View Post
    As a fan of old Westerns, I'm of course very familiar with The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. While I appreciate the film's obvious virtues, there are some flaws that bother me about it. Maybe the biggest one is that although Wayne and Stewart are great as always, at 58 and 54 respectively they're a good 25 years too old for their roles. At 33 Vera Miles could have been eight or ten years younger, but she wasn't nearly as miscast as Wayne and Stewart were.

    Also the movie was shot as if it were a television episode of the time, 1962. It's in B&W, and no scene that could be shot on a soundstage was shot on location. My theory about that is the John Ford spent so much money signing Wayne and Stewart that he was forced to make the movie on the cheap.

    Keeping Gene Pitney's hit song in it would have helped, but maybe Ford couldn't afford to pay him.

    Oh and Lee Marvin is terrific in it.

    Woody Strode also has a very good turn, as Pompey. He appears in this excellent episode of Rawhide, which I believe was filmed a little before The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
    I agree with all that. Wayne is perhaps more fluid because they don't say his character is young, but at one point Stewart is supposed to be a fresh-out-of-law-school young man and he sure ain't. Good drama, though.
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  • Trey Strain
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    As a fan of old Westerns, I'm of course very familiar with The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. While I appreciate the film's obvious virtues, there are some flaws that bother me about it. Maybe the biggest one is that although Wayne and Stewart are great as always, at 58 and 54 respectively they're a good 25 years too old for their roles. At 33 Vera Miles could have been eight or ten years younger, but she wasn't nearly as miscast as Wayne and Stewart were.

    Also the movie was shot as if it were a television episode of the time, 1962. It's in B&W, and no scene that could be shot on a soundstage was shot on location. My theory about that is the John Ford spent so much money signing Wayne and Stewart that he was forced to make the movie on the cheap.

    Keeping Gene Pitney's hit song in it would have helped, but maybe Ford couldn't afford to pay him.

    Oh and Lee Marvin is terrific in it.

    Woody Strode also has a very good turn, as Pompey. He appears in this excellent episode of Rawhide, which I believe was filmed a little before The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX1D...7DhiC&index=63

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  • Space Cop
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    Firestarter (1984)
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    "We don't need a warrant."

    Hadn't seen probably since the 80s, but picked up the blu-ray recently because I read the book (partly in anticipation of the new version coming out next month).

    ​The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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    "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

    Pretty famous John Ford movie (starring Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, among others) that should be rated even higher. Stewart plays a senator who tells a flashback story of arriving in a small western town as a fresh attorney at law and immediately getting violently robbed by Marvin's Valance, who seems to have free reign because of a lack of law. Wayne plays a local rancher/fast-draw who represents the rule-by-gun good side (chaotic good?) and who competes for the affections of Miles' waitress character. Watched with the fam for the 60th anniversary.​
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    Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

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  • Space Cop
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    The Boogens (1981)
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    "You must think I'm a sex maniac or something."

    Mysterious attacks follow the re-opening of a mine decades after a disastrous collapse. Okay creature feature which depends on the main cast being isolated and picked off. Get points off for the characters naming their little dog "Tiger." That's as dumb as naming a cat "Wolfie."

    Originally posted by Jeff View Post
    ...The last couple of movies I actually sat down and watched were the 2 G. I. Joe live action flicks, The Rise of Cobra and Retaliation.

    The former suffered from too much re-invention and messing with core concepts like Cobra Commander being brother of the Baroness and former bestie of Duke. Plus the whole underwater base thing in the arctic was a bit too sci-fi for Joe. Don't get me wrong, I did like it, just not as much as retaliation, which nailed the shows concepts perfectly for an adult audience who grew up on the cartoon. At least they got Cobra Commander right this time. Too bad they left out Destro, but them's the strokes, folks. The Rock...well....rocked. Movie was made for him. And Bruce Willis was the icing on the cake . . .
    I hated RoC when I first saw it, but now appreciate some aspects (the large roster; the goofy-but-fun-OTT showing of the Pit). I love Retaliation. It's just fun. And as much as I don't like big CGI bits, I can't complain about a mountain climbing ninja battle.
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  • Jeff
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    Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
    Now, where are our other movie watchers?!
    Quote Paul Stanley regarding Ace Frehley in KISS Exposed:
    "I'm alive and well....where am I?"

    So yeah, much to Tazz' chagrin, I still exist and still watch movies, but lately, it's all been about Korean shows on Netflix and Star Trek: Picard. The last couple of movies I actually sat down and watched were the 2 G. I. Joe live action flicks, The Rise of Cobra and Retaliation.

    The former suffered from too much re-invention and messing with core concepts like Cobra Commander being brother of the Baroness and former bestie of Duke. Plus the whole underwater base thing in the arctic was a bit too sci-fi for Joe. Don't get me wrong, I did like it, just not as much as retaliation, which nailed the shows concepts perfectly for an adult audience who grew up on the cartoon. At least they got Cobra Commander right this time. Too bad they left out Destro, but them's the strokes, folks. The Rock...well....rocked. Movie was made for him. And Bruce Willis was the icing on the cake.

    So how you folks doing out there?

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  • Space Cop
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    [Rifftrax:] Things (1989/2022)
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    "Folks, if Eraserhead was too normal for you, then this your movie."

    Black Sea (2014)
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    "Well, the lads said I should give the windows a clean before we head out, but I can't find any.
    -It's a submarine. There are no windows. What's the broom for?
    There's no chimney, is there?"

    Laid off and out of look sailors hijack an old Russian sub to claim Nazi gold from the bottom of the ocean and their problems threaten their treasure and gold. Half sub movie, half Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Pretty good.
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  • TazzMission
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    Aladdin 92

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  • Space Cop
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    Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
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    "Goofy footers are an inferior breed."

    The Alpha Incident (1978)
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    “We weren’t in this together. We were alone.”

    Originally posted by TazzMission View Post

    As much as i love the trilogy and 3 being the weakest id say for me my order is 1 original scream 2. than the recent one is my number 2. with scream 2 being in 3rd scream 4 in number 4 and scream 3 as dead last number 5 in terms of favorite to worst. Apparently kirby from 4 survived i guess she was mentioned in the media. I didn't even know until someone posted about it. If scream ever does end you have to kill Sidney imo.
    Yeah, I heard about the Kirby thing and was surprised too. Off the top of my head, I'd say my ranking is 1, 4, 2, 5, 3. But I don't dislike any of them (including 3). 5 and 2 might get switched. I'd have to see it again and think about it.
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  • TazzMission
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    Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
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    I wouldn't say I loved it, but I liked it and thought it easily better than #3. They could definitely end it there, though.
    As much as i love the trilogy and 3 being the weakest id say for me my order is 1 original scream 2. than the recent one is my number 2. with scream 2 being in 3rd scream 4 in number 4 and scream 3 as dead last number 5 in terms of favorite to worst. Apparently kirby from 4 survived i guess she was mentioned in the media. I didn't even know until someone posted about it. If scream ever does end you have to kill Sidney imo.
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    The Werewolf (1956)
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    “Doctors try to save people. The Law doesn't always have a choice.”
    [My lycnanthropic pick for this pink moon. Watched with the fam for dinner and movie night.]

    In Search of the Last Action Heroes (2019)
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    “Violence close up is horrible. Violence from a distance is beautiful.”
    [From the team that does the horror docs. Looks at action as a genre from the late 70s to mid-90s. Free on Tubi right now.]


    Originally posted by TazzMission View Post

    I loved it but there doing scream 6 where its released next march. I love the franchise but how much more can they milk it? Is it that hard to create a new slasher?
    I wouldn't say I loved it, but I liked it and thought it easily better than #3. They could definitely end it there, though.
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