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  • 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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      • 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.
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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.


            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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              Not as good as the first, but certainly more grounded within the fantasy of the games instead of reality. It's a lot of fun, but I feel like there was something missing from the finale. Also the credits tease for 3 is pretty eye-rolling. I can only imagine how the next installment will play out, but it's either going to be really funny or terribly over-serious.

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              Stupid fun and entirely silly cop movies lampooning the ridiculousness of both 90's television and the current state of Hollywood productions. Both films are at their best when they're hanging lanterns on the lack of originality within their plots and executions, and the finale of 22 is one of the best comedic endings ever.

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              As I often say, I was always fascinated with Fantasy as a child, but it was this movie that made it my favorite genre. Surprisingly, I discovered that my stepmother -- who is obsessed with Lord of the Rings (books and films) -- had never seen this (or the next entry), and so I had to set up a familial double feature to get her to see them.

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              Another fantastic hallmark of the Fantasy genre, it's always fun to watch. I'm super excited for the Disney+ sequel show coming in November.


              Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
              Understandable. Hopefully we'll see more of you now.
              Maybe, maybe not, lol. Does once a month count as more? I actually just got a new laptop for school so it may be more than that come next semester, but who knows.

              Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
              Yeah, I think #4 is better, but it easily beat out #3.
              Yeah, much better than 3. I don't think I've ever rewatched 4 (despite owning it), so I can't really say if its better than that one. I'll need to give all 5 a rewatch sometime if I would want to really rank them. I don't hate any of them, though, so it's not like that'll be hard. Perhaps I'll make it the selection for my annual horror marathon this Halloween.
              Do good. Be well. Make happy.

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              • Between the missing posts and how long it’s been, there’s way too many to list with pictures:

                Jason X (2001)
                “We love premarital sex!”
                My May Friday the 13th choice.

                Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
                “Full time night woman? I never could find no tracks on a woman's heart.”
                [50th anniversary]

                The Fifth Element (1997)
                “Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English.”
                [25th anniversary. And, yep, I’m now celebrating movies I remember driving to being a quarter century old.]

                [Cinematic Titanic:] Alien Factor (1977/2010)
                “How many basements can one house have?”

                Behind Enemy Lines (1997)
                “I'm gonna rip out your f***ing heart.
                —I have no heart. “

                Extreme Prejudice (1987)
                “Hell, Jack, the only thing worse than a politician is a child molester.”

                Ginger Snaps Back (2004)
                “Sisters united in blood, together forever.”
                [Flower moon]

                The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
                “There's a dinosaur in our backyard.”
                [25th anniversary]

                The Hunt (2020)
                “Depends on whether they're smart pretending to be idiots or idiots pretending to be smart.”

                Rocky 3 (1982)
                “You give me a lousy, stinkin' ex-lax watch.”
                [40th anniversary]

                Top Gun (1986)
                “if the government trusts me, maybe you could.”

                Pink Floyd’s The Wall (1982)
                [40th anniversary]

                No Escape (1994)
                “We appear to have an opening! Think about it! Your own room, full run of the place, free meals: anyone you can catch, kill and eat!”
                [R.I.P. Ray Liota]

                Silence of the Lambs (1991)
                “Oh, and Senator, just one more thing: love your suit!”
                [Re-watched after reading the book.]

                Frenzy (1972)
                “Do I look like a sex murderer to you? Can you imagine me creeping around London, strangling all those women with ties? That's ridiculous. For a start, I only own two.”
                [50th anniversary. Hitch’s first back in England after hitting in Hollywood. His second-to-last film and the only one with (brief) nudity]

                Battle of the Bulge (1965)
                “Nuts?”
                [Memorial Day choice.]

                [MST3K:] Time of the Apes (1987/1989)
                “Johnny is a walking faux pas.”

                [Rifftrax:] Martial Law 2: Undercover (1991/2020)
                “Use this money to buy giant suits in primary colors.”

                The Green Knight (2021)
                “The world is fit for all manner of mysteries.”

                Con Air (1997)
                “Make a move and the bunny gets it.”
                [25th anniversary.]

                Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
                “Behold the mighty ostrich!”

                Poltergeist (1982)
                “This house is clean.”
                [40th anniversary.]

                King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
                “Lightning makes him a hundred times stronger. Watch!
                –Like Popeye's spinach?”
                [Part of prep for GFest because they always do talks for the anniversary movies.]

                Sunrise (1927)
                “Guide her and love her.”

                [Rifftrax:] Star Wars Episode 1: A New Hope [Special Edition] (1977/1997/2008)
                “Passive aggression is another Jedi power.”

                Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
                “Look, man, do I look like an ichthyologist to you? Big damn bugs, all right? The size of my fist. The size of a peanut butter and banana sandwich. What do I know? I got a growth on my pecker!”
                [20th anniversary.]

                Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

                “Twenty years, you've been throwing that in my face, like it's some great thing, not eating me! Normal people don't even think about eating someone else! Much less that person having to be grateful for it!”
                [Wanted to re-watch because I’ve been playing the game.]


                Constantine: City of Demons (2018)
                “I need your demons to fight these demons.”

                Brave (2012)
                “Never conjure where you carve, dear.”
                [10th anniversary and I hadn’t seen it since it was new.]

                E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
                “Well, can't he just beam up?”
                [40th anniversary. Funny, I don’t think of this as a favorite, but every time I do re-watch it, it gets me again.]

                Originally posted by Parrylakks View Post
                [Maybe, maybe not, lol. Does once a month count as more? I actually just got a new laptop for school so it may be more than that come next semester, but who knows.
                Ha. I guess so. I'd just like to see more discussion here in general.
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                • Absolutely fantastic sequel. There's a little bit of unnecessary fluff for the sake of call backs, but for the most part it's a very solid follow up that perfectly hits all the emotional notes it needs to in order to sell the story. Definitely worth seeing if you like the original, or just enjoy incredible aerial stunts and/or dog fights.
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                  • The Exorcist III (1990)
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                    “Gracious me. Was I raving? Please forgive me. I'm mad.”

                    Willard (1971)
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                    “Willard is basically an extrovert, only it's all inside.”

                    Constantine (2005)
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                    “Yeah, what kind of mental patient kills herself? That's just crazy.”

                    Hercules (1997)
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                    “Somebody call IX-I-I.”
                    [25th anniversary.]

                    Firefox (1982)
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                    “Fighting city hall, as you put it, is a freedom we do not enjoy.”

                    [40th anniv.]

                    Originally posted by Parrylakks View Post
                    [Top Gun 2]
                    Absolutely fantastic sequel. There's a little bit of unnecessary fluff for the sake of call backs, but for the most part it's a very solid follow up that perfectly hits all the emotional notes it needs to in order to sell the story. Definitely worth seeing if you like the original, or just enjoy incredible aerial stunts and/or dog fights.
                    Yeah, I'm leery about years-later sequels, but I keep hearing good things about this. I'm waiting until next week because my stepdad really wants to see this one and we don't go to many movies.
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                    • Stranger things s4 vol 1 Mayans s4 and ms Marvel. Im loving ms Marvel
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                      Cnn = constant nasuating nonsense

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                      • Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
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                        “Even if you’re a cyborg, Katsura, I still love you.”

                        Howling VII: Mystery Woman
                        [aka The Howling: New Moon] (1995)
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                        “The vodka diet? Does it work?
                        -Hell, yeah, I've lost three days already.


                        Tubied for the full moon. Still bad, but it gnaws at me that it’s the only one of the 8 movies I don’t have a copy of.

                        Our Man in Havana (1959)
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                        "
                        We should all be clowns, Milly."

                        Excellent movie from Carol Reed. As Cuba teeters on revolution, a down-on-his-luck vaccum seller (Guinness) seeking to give his daughter the good life is approached by MI6 (Noel Coward) to spy for the UK. Having nothing to tell, his German friend (Burl Ives) advises him to make stuff up, which works well until he gets too much attention. A lot of it reads like a comedy, but it gets dark. Maureen O'Hara co-stars as the assigned secretary.

                        VFW (2019)
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                        “Right about now, I'm feeling real eager.”

                        I don’t often buy movies sight unseen, but I was pretty sure I’d like this and did. Not sure it totally lived up to the concept and cast, but it was fun and I’ll definitely watch it again.

                        Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
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                        "He's lost his mind."

                        Noticed my VFW 4K came with a free month of Shudder, so I started that and tried an episode of Joe Bob Briggs' Last Drive In (which has interruptions, but includes the whole movie uncut and uncensored).
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                        • The Batman (2022)

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                          • Godzilla and Mothra: Battle for Earth (1992)
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                            "Oh, no, they're pissed off!"

                            [Rifftrax:] Batman & Robin (1997/2008)
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                            “Even the water sparks in this movie.”

                            Decided to re-watch the riff for the silver anniversary of this “classic.”

                            Maniac Cop (1988)
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                            "Look at the size of those hematomas!"

                            Decided part of what I'll do with my free month of Shudder is re-watch the MC trilogy, which I don't yet own.

                            [Joe Bob Briggs’ Last Drive In:] Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
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                            “Shooting Cordell is only good for getting his attention.”

                            Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
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                            "It's so big."
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                            • A clear stepping stone feature, despite an interesting concept, a couple of fun set pieces, and a few great visual moments, the whole thing just feels like very little actually happened. Granted the little that did happen was vastly important, specifically in regards to Dumbledore and Grindlewald's relationship, but there was just so little actually going on that it felt like this entire film could've been told in 30 minutes, rather than the 2 hours and 24 minutes it got. It's not bad, mind you, its just not particularly amazing in any way. Ultimately, I'm glad I waited to see this on HBOmax rather than paying for a movie ticket, but I was also entertained throughout most of it, so it wasn't a waste of time.
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                              • I don't think there will be a part 4, so that's that. Probably in 8 years there will be J.K. Rowling adult Harry books and there'll be a new trilogy. I don't think "Cursed Child" will be made into anything.

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