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Kuhan 12-24-2012 04:55 AM

Last film you saw, vol. 6

I thought the HFR was pretty good. It did kind of look like a BBC Show at times, but all-in-all, I thought it was fine.

Also saw these with my family:

Big Blue Lantern 12-24-2012 06:54 AM

Unintentional humor/irony for GL fans in this film. The main villain, Lord Blackwood, gives a decree about using fear as a weapon to create an empire.

The actor who played Lord Blackwood? Mark Strong. :spritz:

Space Cop 12-24-2012 01:10 PM

Black Christmas (1974)
"Jess, the caller is in the house. The calls are coming from the house!"

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986)

Gremlins (1984)
"You got-you gotta watch out for them forgeiners cuz they plant gremlins in their machinery."

A Christmas Carol (aka Scrooge, 1951)
"Cut me throat and tear me liver if I be lying."

Evergreen City 12-25-2012 06:57 AM

Does watching Green Lantern: The Movie for the tenth time count?

Hypo 12-25-2012 07:55 AM

Tazer 12-25-2012 02:25 PM



Maverick_GL 12-26-2012 05:38 AM

Batman Returns - I forgot how cheesy some of the stuff in this movie was, hadn't seen it in ages. Still, I wish Burton and Keaton had done one more together before we got Forever, I love the atmosphere in the first two.

Diary of the Dead:

While somewhat cheesy at times, not a bad movie. Would fit in the same world as The Walking Dead pretty easily (exact same zombies/everyone comes back once dead etc.). Also the only zombie movie that actually had a decent element of "realism" when it came to one of the characters finding their brother/parents had been turned. Actually made me feel bad for a character for a change.

Only major gripes were the whole "1st person filming perspective" and the inevitable "but the camera down you asshole" moments. Especially when the camera man is watching one of his friends being chased by the zombie and dong nothing aside yelling "cut" to get its' attention.

If you like Zombie movies, definitely check it out.

Marvelous Iggy 12-26-2012 06:10 AM

Jeff 12-26-2012 07:01 AM

I watched Captain America with my 86 year old aunt tonight. Last night, we watched the Avengers.

Space Cop 12-26-2012 01:41 PM

Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Couldn't wait to watch this Christmas gift.

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Space Cop 12-27-2012 03:12 AM

Deathsport (1978)
"Truth doesn't need an introduction."

Pretty bad Corman-produced post-apocalyptic "gladiator" flick. The best things about it (by far) are David Carradine's awesomeness and the fact that the rather beautiful Claudia Jennings disrobes several times.

Agent Purple 12-27-2012 03:32 AM

The Monolith Monsters (1957)

"If it's dull or statistical, I've written about it."

I was expecting actual rock monsters (what the title implies), but a faceless force of nature from beyond the atmosphere that grows over everything in its path is just as good (and with great effects, too).

Scarecrow 12-27-2012 04:41 AM

Went and saw this yesterday as a Christmas present to myself. Fucking awesome movie if you are a fan of Tarantino films.

d3v1lb0y 12-27-2012 06:55 AM

this one is great

watch it..!

Lex Luthor 12-27-2012 07:13 AM

Space Cop 12-27-2012 01:39 PM

Watched this again with commentary.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
"Kidnap the Sandy Claws. Beat him with a stick."

Blue Lantern 12-27-2012 01:51 PM

For the third time. I love this movie. really makes me miss my AD&D days

Sylent_Asassin 12-27-2012 05:25 PM

The Wizard of Oz- This never gets old.

Space Cop 12-27-2012 10:57 PM

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Watched this with the rather good Joe Bob Briggs commentary on the DVD. Guess I'll talk about that in the Horror thread.

The Keep (1983)

Pretty decent 80s horror fantasy. Nazis vs. a trapped demon-type guy. Includes Ian Mckellen as a professor and Scott Glenn as an angel-type proctector.


Originally Posted by sylent_asassin (Post 756858)
The Wizard of Oz- This never gets old.

Truly one of the best films of all time. I showed this to my church film club and gave a somewhat lengthy talk about it, which seemed to give some of (especially they younger ones) people a new appreciation for it.

Agent Purple 12-28-2012 03:29 AM

Monster on the Campus (1958)

"Coelacanth, motherfucker! Do you speak it?"

(Okay, they never actually say that, but that fish is the film's catchphrase, easily).

A college professor is accidentally infected with radioactive prehistoric fish blood and turns into a murderous caveman. And there's a giant dragonfly.

Fearless 12-28-2012 03:46 AM

Note to self: stack the deck next time you and your theater queer friends go majority vote on a movie to see...

The movie was boring. Not to say it wasn't good, however; the cast was superior and music was very well done, but the plot just dragged on and on and on... I count at least three instances where I thought the movie should have ended, but didn't. If it wasn't for me and another friend doing a Rifftrax-like commentary on the movie I would've considered it a wasted day.

Space Cop 12-28-2012 01:45 PM

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Didn't like it. Updating Philip Marlowe just wasn't a good idea.

Agent Purple 12-28-2012 05:34 PM

The Head (1959)

"You have a beautiful body, Irene."

German film about a creepy doctor (Horst Frank), Ood, who is brought in to help an older doctor and his assistant with an experimental surgery. But Ood wants to use the procedure as a springboard for more risky operations, particularly on a hunchbacked nun he becomes obsessed with.

The dubbing is fairly good, but there are no subtitles (all the signs are in English anyway).

Space Cop 12-28-2012 11:26 PM

Mommie Dearest (1981)

"Tina! Bring me the axe!"

Great stuff. Faye Dunaway is amazing. It's also interesting to see the life of a star of the studio system. Howard Da Silva is great as LB Mayer (whose such a d**k in this).

W.West 12-29-2012 12:13 AM

This is 40 - Some really really funny moments in here. Jason Segal and Megan Fox were great together. This is hands down the best performance Leslie Mann has had. She was pretty damn good. Great movie, but I thought the ending could have been a lot stronger.

Space Cop 12-29-2012 03:07 AM

Trying to fit in a bunch of Instant Netflix movies expiring before the new year. Fortunately, several are short.

Sorority House Massacre (1986)

Not of This Earth (1988)
Campy fun.

The Good Thief (2002)

The Caveman (1981)

Mostly slapstick but pretty decent. The dinosaur stop motion was great. Always fun to see a Beatle in a movie (especially in this case since Ringo met his wife, Barbara Bach, on set).

As I see more of his films, Neil Jordan has really become one of my favorite directors.

Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
"Oh, it's a delightful scene: you four girls massacre 300 Asiatic soldiers. Now your motivation, very important, is to massacre 300 Asiatic soldiers."

Corman-produced black comedy. Pretty fun.

Parents (1988)

Weird flick set in the '50s where an antsy kid suspects his parents of cannibalism.

Terror Within (1989)

Cheap and not-very-good post-apocalyptic Alien rip-off.

The Dam Busters (1955)

Very-good British WWII movie about the development and deployment of the bouncing bomb.

My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)
"Look, Edna, a singing werewolf. We don't see many of them nowadays, do we?"

Snake Eyes (1998)

Forgot I had seen this. It's not great and Cage's character is annoying as all get out, but De Palma pulls off some great technical shots.

ns2 12-31-2012 05:24 AM

Lord Infamous 12-31-2012 07:39 AM

Back To The Future

Lex Luthor 12-31-2012 01:41 PM

Space Cop 12-31-2012 05:48 PM

Brain Dead (1990)
"Residents of glass structures ought not hurl projectiles."

Good stuff. You don't know what's reality for most of the movie. Concepts I thought were original to other movies (like Memento, Lost Highway [also starring Pullman], and Sublime) were here first.

Lord Infamous 01-01-2013 08:35 AM

Wreck it Ralph

W.West 01-01-2013 10:23 AM

Django Unchained - Fun movie. Some scenes were hard to take and there was A LOT of the N word being thrown around, but most if not all usage seemed justified. I don't think any performance deserves Academy recognition but everybody did a great job. Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio especially. Leo is one of the best actors ever when he's got a great script and this was great performance.

Hyde Park on Hudson - Learned a lot about FDR. Too much. It dragged and often seemed like it didn't know who's story they were supposed to be telling. But for a short(1hr30min) limited release film I can't be too harsh, my expectation level wasn't very high. Poor Bill Murray though, he was completely forgettable performance wise. Guess that's what happens when you're too damn picky with your movies...though Moonrise Kingdom was quite good.

Deadpool 01-01-2013 12:45 PM

The Loved Ones. One of the best horrors I ever did saw.

Space Cop 01-01-2013 01:43 PM

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

Jodie Foster plays a 13-year-old who decides to cover up her parents' death in order live alone but has to contend with an uppity and inquisitive land lady and her pedophile son.

Wait Until Dark (1967)

Fearless 01-01-2013 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by W.West (Post 757292)
Django Unchained - Fun movie. Some scenes were hard to take and there was A LOT of the N word being thrown around, but most if not all usage seemed justified. I don't think any performance deserves Academy recognition but everybody did a great job. Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio especially. Leo is one of the best actors ever when he's got a great script and this was great performance.

Good to hear, I'll be seeing this tomorrow...

JohnnyV 01-01-2013 05:26 PM

Overall, I enjoyed the movie. There were a couple of lingering problems which I think kept the movie from greatness, and from being one of Tarantino's best. First, while I thought Jamie Foxx's performance was great, I thought his growth was rushed and Tarantino did something that I haven't seen in any of his movies and it's he used a montage to show a character evolving. I thought there was a lot of the film which could have been replaced to dive deeper into Django's transformation from down-and-out slave to hardened bounty hunter.

I think a lot of the Big Daddy portion could have been replaced to show this growth. And the scene with the KKK, while funny, felt extremely disjointed. It's like the movie came out of itself and became aware of the ridiculousness. Which is fine in certain circumstances, but it really took me out of the experience.

For these reasons, I thought Waltz's character - Dr. King Schultz was the most interesting. Especially when the movie transitions to Candyland. I thought the most brilliant aspect of the movie was showing this bounty hunter who had been killing people and transporting their body for years, but you watched as he became more unsettled and horrified by the things he saw on the plantation. Leading to the great scene with him and Candy.

A good movie, but by Tarantino standards, I thought it was a bit of a letdown and I thought the tone was uneven in a lot of places. Which isn't something you see in a lot of his work. I'd still recommend it though, if for nothing else than to see what was one of Samuel L. Jackson's best performances since Pulp Fiction.

Agent Purple 01-01-2013 07:26 PM

Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster (1964)

"Professor, what should we do?
"Clam down."
(Actual typo from subtitles)

Pretty damn good. The Princess/Venusian looked better (I feel) as a tomboy-clothed doomsday prophet. The revelation that Ghidorah single-handedly wiped out all of Venus was pretty surprising.

And thanks to this film, I now have a nickname for Hydreigon, once I catch a Deino and evolve him in Pokemon.

Mister.Weirdo 01-01-2013 07:49 PM

Watched it on Blu-Ray last night, still a great movie.

Mister.Weirdo 01-01-2013 09:07 PM


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