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  • Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice (Director's Cut) 2016/2017

    "I don't deserve you, Alfred."
    "No, you don't. "

    For all the inadequacies that rabid fan boys were quick to jump on akin to hyenas with rabies, I think this Director's Cut more than satisfied the majority, and it's still a damn good film to me. Granted, the Bale trilogy will always be better in my own opinion, but Affleck did a good job with what he had for a script. Everything seemed to come together nicely in this version, providing a solid foundation for the next film (Snyder Cut to be exact), but the one thing I still can't get over is Jessie Eisenburg being cast as Luthor. He looks like a 14 year old going toe to toe with the heroes, and his whole Heath Ledger Joker act was just wrong. However, the good stuff outweighs the bad. It's been so long since I've watched this that I forgot a lot of the subplots and mini stories within the big story. I was happily reminded.


    • Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)
      “Pablo Escobar, you just made the biggest mistake of your life.”
      —Watched with my family on their Roku. My stepdad and I loved it, but, my mother called it the stupidest movie she’d ever seen.


      • L.A. Confidential (1997)


        • Nope (2022)

          “What’s the matter? Don’t you want to be on TV?”


          • Eternals (2021)


            • Thanks to Robojac for at least giving me one chance in a week to post a massive block of the movies I've watched:

              Enter the Ninja (1981)
              “I want a ninja.”

              The Evil That Men Do (1984)
              “He knows we’re here.
              -How could you tell?
              He didn’t ask.”
              —Found on Peacock. Charles Bronson plays a retired hitman (nope, not a Cannon movie) convinced to take a last job to take out a torturous doctor working for a Uruguayan dictator. Not great, but not bad and loved the ending.

              The Rose Tattoo (1955)
              “I hate to start to remember, you know? And then not remember, you know?”
              —Based on a Tennessee Williams play. Watched and liked with the fam.

              The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
              “It’s not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!”
              —I’m not one of those true fans (never done the midnight thing), but I do own the BD and felt like watching it again for a bit.

              [Rifftrax:] Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998/2019)
              “Darkness was cheap and the Polonia brothers liked it.”

              Cat People (1982)
              “You can’t fool a cat.
              —80th anniversary.

              Good Will Hunting (1997)
              “I got her number. How do you like them apples?”
              —25th anniversary.

              Muppet Christmas Carol
              “Boy, that's scary stuff! Should we be worried about the kids in the audience?
              -Nah, it's all right. This is culture!”
              —30th anniversary.

              Bonehill Road (2017)
              “It’s un-American to not eat steak.”
              —My werewolf pick (free on Tubi) for this full (cold) moon. Alright. Cheap, but competent. Includes a cameo by Linnea Quigley. Warning: could be considered mean spirited since it's about a woman who flees her abusive husband along with her daughter, runs into werewolves and unfortunately takes refuge in a serial killer's home.

              Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
              “Looks like we've been naughty.”
              Space Cop
              The Dandy
              Last edited by Space Cop; 12-10-2022, 04:19 PM.


              • The New Mutants (2020)


                • The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
                  “I’m at my most serious when I’m joking.”
                  —Watched for Christmas season and because it turned 75.

                  Tomorrow Never Dies (19970
                  “You always were a cunning linguist, James.”
                  —25th anniversary.

                  A Christmas Carol (1984)
                  “You’re devilish hard to have a conversation with.”

                  Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
                  “Lawrence, only two kinds of creature get fun in the desert: Bedouins and gods, and you’re neither. Take it from me, for ordinary men, it’s a burning, fiery furnace.
                  -No, Dryden, it’s going to be fun.”
                  —60th anniversary of what seems to be coming my favorite film. I worked up to the celebration by listening to the soundtrack and (re-)watching the special features.

                  Elf (2003)
                  “So, good news; I saw a dog today. Have you seen a dog?”

                  Elite Squad (2007)
                  “Don't shoot my face, you'll ruin my funeral.
                  -Soldier 07, hand me the 12-gauge.”
                  —Brazilian movie about a kind of untouchable, SWAT-style police squad as their captain looks for a replacement among some rookie cops who get fed up with the cartels and corrupt cops. Partly based on real stories.

                  The Santa Clause (1994)
                  “Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.”

                  Jack Frost (1997)
                  “Made in America.”

                  Hero (2002)
                  “How swift thy sword.”
                  —20th anniversary.

                  A Christmas Carol (1999)
                  "Poke it, sir!"
                  Space Cop
                  The Dandy
                  Last edited by Space Cop; 12-17-2022, 11:52 PM.


                  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)


                    • Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009)
                      “Do you think monsters love?”

                      Dark Crystal (1982)
                      “I don't have wings!
                      -Of course not. You're a boy.”
                      —40th anniversary.

                      [Rifftrax:] Jack Frost (1997/2017)
                      “It’s kind of a refreshing change from a real movie where the words that characters say actually make sense.”

                      Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000)
                      “I’m having that dream again!
                      -That’s okay, I know you would never leave me for Claudia Schiffer.
                      No, no, no, no, no. Not that one.”

                      Love Actually (2003)
                      “Worse than the total agony of being in love?”

                      Santa with Muscles (1996)
                      “Watch out, he’s got a candy cane!”

                      Mrs. Claus (2018)
                      “Come on dude! Frats have nothing to do with murder. You want to know how you avoid getting killed? You be ugly.”
                      —Pretty bad sorority-house slasher.

                      Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
                      “Time travels with you. The night of the world is a passage of endless night for you, until your mission is done.”

                      The Mummy (1932)
                      “So Imhotep was sentenced to death not only in this world, but in the next.
                      -Maybe he got too gay with the vestal virgins in the temple.”
                      —90th anniversary.

                      It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
                      “Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you’re talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community.”


                      • Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood (2019)


                        • A Christmas Carol (1951)
                          “We Spirits of Christmas do not live only one day of our year. We live the whole three-hundred and sixty-five. So is it true of the Child born in Bethlehem. He does not live in men’s hearts one day of the year, but in all days of the year.”
                          —The family’s traditional Christmas Eve movie.

                          Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
                          “You see Santa Claus tonight you better run boy, you better run for ya life!”
                          —And my personal Christmas Eve tradition.

                          [Joe Bob Saves Christmas:] Christmas Evil (1980/2020)
                          “But if you're bad boys and girls, your name goes in the bad-boys-and-girls book, and I’ll bring you something horrible.”

                          [Rifftrax Live:] Santa Claus (1959/2015)
                          “It’s legal in Mexico!”

                          Chicago (2002)
                          “Some guys just can't hold their arsenic.”
                          —20th anniversary.

                          Monster Seafood War (2021)
                          “Monster meat is so cool.”

                          Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair (2022)
                          “I think Ric Flair is the barometer of the greatest world champion of all time.”
                          —Peacock’s new documentary on the iconic wrestler. Definitely learned stuff.

                          [The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs:] Cannibal Holocaust (1980/2019)
                          “Today we are already on the threshold of conquering our galaxy, and in a not too distant tomorrow, we'll be considering the conquest of the universe, and yet man seems to ignore the fact that on this very planet there are still people living in the stone age and practicing cannibalism.”
                          —R.I.P. Ruggero Deodato.

                          Scanner Cop (1994)
                          “Do you want to know your future?”
                          —Saw them before, but picked up this (itself a sequel to Cronenberg’s movie) and its sequel at a con. Not sure that they deserved the 4K transfer plus extras from Vinegar Syndrome, but it’s pretty cool that they did get it.

                          Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
                          “It amuses me to watch your puny efforts!”
                          —Okay British B pick about a Martian ship forced to land near a remote Scottish inn as the powerful alien captain is on a mission to replenish the male stock for her planet.


                          • Halloween Kills: Extended Cut (2021)


                            • Earthquake (1974)

                              “Barbara, take off your pantyhose, damnit!”
                              —New Year's Eve movie with the fam.

                              Bloodsport (1988)

                              “What’s the difference if Bruce Springsteen is his shidoshi?”

                              [Rifftrax:] Star Wars: The Holiday Special (1978/2007)

                              “It’s not every day you see the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen.”

                              8 (1963)

                              “The truth is I do not know. I seek. I have not yet found. Only with this in mind can I feel alive and look at you without shame.”
                              —Watched for the 60th anniversary. I probably last saw this twenty or more years ago and it was interesting because now the director who is the main character having a (mid-life? artistic? existential?) crisis is the same age as me (43). Unusual for Fellini (and yet probably his most famous) because it’s not strictly realistic, but includes dreams, fantasies and hazy memories that blend in with the main plot. Recommend.

                              Texas Chainsaw [3D] (2013)

                              “Family’s a messy business.”
                              —Tenth anniversary. No, it’s not great, but there are things I like about it and it was a good excuse to re-watch. Actually, I’d like to check out the special features. One includes actors from #1 and #2 commenting on this one.
                              Space Cop
                              The Dandy
                              Last edited by Space Cop; 01-07-2023, 05:03 AM.


                              • Halloween Ends (2022)