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  • Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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    "Full time night woman? I never could find no tracks on a woman's heart."

    Re-watched with the fam for the 50th anniversary.

    Bride of the Monster (1955)
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    "One is always considered mad if one discovers something that others cannot grasp!"

    Mostly, I only celebrate milestone anniversaries for movies, but in the case of Star Trek and Ed Wood's top two, I watch every year.

    No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
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    "Beat it, Brucey! Go home and play with your wooden dolly!"

    Picked up the Kino blu ray for this, which is cool. Includes a commentary with the writer and an interview with the main actor. And, while in the mood, I re-watched the Riff.

    [Rifftrax:] No Retreat, No Surrender (1986/2015)
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    "Seatle: now a division of Amazon."
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    • More Star Trek. Roddenberry also tried to sign Jack Lord to play Kirk but couldn't reach an agreement. Every time I've seen Lord in something besides Hawaii Five-O, I've been impressed by his acting. But I suspect he'd have played Kirk in the same stiff and imperious way he played Steve McGarrett, and that wouldn't have been good.
      The pandemic should have ended in the United States in March. You know why it didn't, don't you? Think about that every time you put on a mask.

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      • The Fifth Element (1997)
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        "Are you classified as human?
        -Negative, I am a meat popsicle."

        Re-watched with the fam for its 25th. Now, I'm getting to the point where 25 year old movies include ones I drove myself to.

        Birth of the Dragon (2016)
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        "In a fight, that chip on your shoulder is just extra weight.

        Speculative picture of the infamous Bruce Lee/

        Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019)
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        "Kung Fu movies are art, beauty, movement, legacy."

        Fun documentary about kung fu movies.

        The Promise (2005)
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        "Once you have accepted your destiny, nothing can alter it unless time flows backwards, snow falls in the spring, and the dead come back to life."

        Alright wuxia flick about assassination, royalty, and doomed romances.

        Originally posted by Trey Strain View Post
        More Star Trek. Roddenberry also tried to sign Jack Lord to play Kirk but couldn't reach an agreement. Every time I've seen Lord in something besides Hawaii Five-O, I've been impressed by his acting. But I suspect he'd have played Kirk in the same stiff and imperious way he played Steve McGarrett, and that wouldn't have been good.
        I like Jack Lord (not super familiar with him, but a bit). I can sort of see that, but sort of not.
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        • Originally posted by Space Cop View Post

          Now, where are our other movie watchers?!
          Sorry, I lost access to the login function of the site on my iPad after the board was upgraded, and didn't bother to login on my computer until now, seeing as the semester is over and I have no more homework to do for a while. So yeah, I'll still pop in on PC or laptop from time to time going forward, but I can only read the board on my iPad, and that's what I use for pretty much all of my random internet interactions, so yeah. (This is actually the same reason I stopped posting on the Highlander-Community message board that Andrew NBD runs, too -- it just stopped letting me login.)

          Anyway, here's some of the stuff I've watched lately.




          A truly great film; the first two hours were a solid detective movie, and the final hour was a well executed superhero action flick. I was a little apprehensive about all the allusions to Hush, and was worried about a character switcheroo, a la the Batman Hush animated film, but all that worry was for naught. Should be interesting if they decide to use Hush in the sequel, though -- and it would be nice to finally have an accurate portrayal of such somewhere other than in the comic books (Gotham tried to fix their mess of a cameo from season one by bringing Tommy back in the later seasons, but obviously they never went far enough to even really touch on his Hush persona).




          A surprisingly awesome sci-fi disaster film; this ws like Armageddon and Mission to Mars had a baby that grew up to be obsessed with 2012. It's absolutely bonkers, but way more intelligent than I think anyone could have expected from Roland Emmerich at this point in his career.




          Fairly typical of the Scream sequels; it's good if you like them, probably not if not, I quite appreciated the functional callbacks to the first film, though eventually they did get a bit eye-rolling. The real standout here was the de-aging of a certain someone. Pretty impressive that.




          Kind of randomly rewatched this one. It's almost a perfect dramedy, and being set in Nazi Germany, that is no small feat. This reviewing may have solidifed it as my favorite comedy, but I can't be certain with how indecisive I am at times.




          I've been watching a lot of JAG recently, and sort of clicked play on this 'just because'. It's a great drama, though, always at the top of my list. I was kind of surprised during this viewing, however, as I noticed that Captain West (the JAG who ignore's Demi Moore's request for the case and assigns Tom Cruise to it instead) is actually played by the same guy who plays Admiral Chegwidden in JAG (the guy who runs the JAG office that is at the center of the TV show). It made me smile noticing that. Who knew a movie I've seen a dozen times could still surprise me? Go figure.
          Do good. Be well. Make happy.

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          • Firestarter (2022)
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            "I'm not special, I'm a monster!"

            Streamed on Peacock with my mother, a big King fan. Far from the book, but an ok movie until the crappy ending.

            Bourne Legacy (2012)
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            "I was kinda hoping we were lost."

            Alright.

            Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter (1972)
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            "I can't stand bloody eyes. It is too creepy."

            My choice of Mexican cinema for Cinco de Mayo. And for the Friday the 13th . . .

            Jason X (2002)
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            "Hey, you're lucky you weren't alive during the Microsoft conflict."

            Originally posted by Parrylakks View Post

            Sorry, I lost access to the login function of the site on my iPad after the board was upgraded, and didn't bother to login on my computer until now, seeing as the semester is over and I have no more homework to do for a while. So yeah, I'll still pop in on PC or laptop from time to time going forward, but I can only read the board on my iPad, and that's what I use for pretty much all of my random internet interactions, so yeah. (This is actually the same reason I stopped posting on the Highlander-Community message board that Andrew NBD runs, too -- it just stopped letting me login.)
            Understandable. Hopefully we'll see more of you now.


            Originally posted by Parrylakks View Post
            [Scream 2022]

            Fairly typical of the Scream sequels; it's good if you like them, probably not if not, I quite appreciated the functional callbacks to the first film, though eventually they did get a bit eye-rolling. The real standout here was the de-aging of a certain someone. Pretty impressive that.
            Yeah, I think #4 is better, but it easily beat out #3.
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