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Old 06-28-2019, 03:32 PM   #7876
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The Last Castle (2001)

"Any man with a collection like this is a man who's never set foot on a battlefield. To him a miniť ball from Shiloh is just an artifact. But to a combat vet, it's a hunk of metal that caused some poor bastard a world of pain."

I think I saw this when it was new (it was pretty familiar), but it's a decent flick about an imprisoned general who stirs the other inmates to challenge the sadistic warden.

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These two movies were produced by Ken Curtis, who played Festus on Gunsmoke for 13 seasons.
Yep. And he plays the jerky assistant in Killer Shrews.
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:08 PM   #7877
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I'm posting a link in the Videos forum to Ken Curtis's first appearance as Festus. He returned the following season to become a regular.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:25 PM   #7878
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I hope people will still post in this thread with it at the bottom of the forum now.
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[Rifftrax:] Anaconda (1997/2015)

"Straight Outta Compton vs. Straight out of AARP."
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I saw "Under the Silver Lake." Amazing!

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Old 06-28-2019, 10:06 PM   #7880
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I hope people will still post in this thread with it at the bottom of the forum now.
I won't, and I'm right now composing a letter to my Congressional representatives telling them so.

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I haven't seen that in ages. I still love when the first anaconda kills Mateo, snapping his neck was awesome then and still holds up. Film may be hokey but it's still pretty enjoyable un-riffed. Second one is pretty dumb though.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:10 PM   #7881
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Demons 2 (1986)

"We came to celebrate you, not your dress."

Bava's sequel to his own '85 original with Argento co-writing/co-producing.

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I haven't seen that in ages. I still love when the first anaconda kills Mateo, snapping his neck was awesome then and still holds up. Film may be hokey but it's still pretty enjoyable un-riffed. Second one is pretty dumb though.
Yeah, I've seen all five in the "series" including the Lake Placid crossover and I'd say #1 is the only one worthwhile. It is corny and the spfx are really dated 22 years later, but it's fun riffed or not (I own it on BD).
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:34 AM   #7882
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...I'm going to make the wise choice and not even bother touching the other three, the existence of which I have only become aware of via your comment.
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

"Alright, yeah, I think it's some kind of pervert hotel."

Cellular (2004)

"He's the one on the cell phone, you idiot.
-Everybody's on a cell phone."

When the Transporter kidnaps Batman's girlfriend, she can only use a busted phone to randomly call a cellphone. Luckily, it happens to be Captain America's. Or something like that.

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...I'm going to make the wise choice and not even bother touching the other three, the existence of which I have only become aware of via your comment.
I think that's the safe choice. Seriously, the only positive I can say about any of them is that Yancy Butler (whom I was a fan of in the 90s) is in the LP crossover (because she was in that series earlier), but even that's not worth it. She has plenty of better roles to stick with.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:37 AM   #7884
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The Killing (1956)

"You couldn't do the right thing, even with a gun pointed at your head."

An ambitious career criminal and a gang of co-conspirators come up with a plan to rob the local race track, but the ambitions of one member's wife and her paramour may send the entire plan spinning out of control.

I gotta say, watching this gave me serious vibes of The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the old docu-drama. The film has this really clear, smooth, and well-paced style so that you can follow it without much trouble (aside from the George Steele clone and his thick-as-molasses accent). Stanley Kubrick really knew how to make a film.

My dad and me kept coming up with guesses as to how the whole thing would fall apart at any given point, especially during the big heist. Hell, we both were fairly certain the cashier would shoot the mastermind after the lie his wife told him. It did become pretty comedic when Johnny decided to stop thinking clearly, buy a shitty suitcase, and try to play it by ear; after all the planning he just throws caution to the wind in a mad dash. This is basically a masterclass in making a dark comedy.

Glad I caught this suggestion on Netflix. Highly recommend.
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Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996)

"Don't be a b***h."

Xanadu (1980)

" I've been known to twinkle a toe or two."

I wasn't expecting much (and pretty much got that), but wanted to see it just because it's fairly famous. Surprisingly, ELO/Jeff Lynne did almost all the music. I also didn't realize Gene Kelly was a major character in it (and did decently on roller skates).

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I haven't seen that in years. Gotta pick up the Criterion BD one of these days.
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Batman: Under The Red Hood (2010)

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

"Now, now, the Canadian Government has apologized for Bryan Adams on several occasions!"

Turned 20 today. I forgot how funny this was (maybe because I dropped off SP fandom), even though it was one of my first two DVD purchases.

The Deadly Companions (1961)

"You don't know me well enough to hate me that much."

Surprisingly mediocre first movie of Sam Peckinpah. Really the redeeming quality is the acting, though even there Keith-O'Hara have none of the chemistry of say Wayne-O'Hara.
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The Deadly Companions (1961)

"You don't know me well enough to hate me that much."

Surprisingly mediocre first movie of Sam Peckinpah. Really the redeeming quality is the acting, though even there Keith-O'Hara have none of the chemistry of say Wayne-O'Hara.
Peckinpah disowned the movie because he had no authority to rewrite the script, which from this movie onward he demanded. By now he had decided that he didn't want to write any more but only to rewrite, which he was great at.

Brian Keith had played the lead in Peckinpah's terrific but short-lived television series The Westerner, and he recommended that Peckinpah direct it. Keith's character was the same as it had been in The Westerner, except with a different name.
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Goodnight, Godbless (1987)
[aka Lucifer]

"And I have a message for you."

An alright British serial killer police procedural with just a hint of demonic possession.

The X from Outer Space (1967)

"Without complaint, there can be no progress."

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Peckinpah disowned the movie because he had no authority to rewrite the script, which from this movie onward he demanded. By now he had decided that he didn't want to write any more but only to rewrite, which he was great at.

Brian Keith had played the lead in Peckinpah's terrific but short-lived television series The Westerner, and he recommended that Peckinpah direct it. Keith's character was the same as it had been in The Westerner, except with a different name.
I'm not surprised that you know all that. I heard about that show and that it looked to be a really good one though cancelled. DC was surprisingly boring, but it also didn't "feel" like a Peckinpah movie.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:50 PM   #7890
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I'm not surprised that you know all that. I heard about that show and that it looked to be a really good one though cancelled. DC was surprisingly boring, but it also didn't "feel" like a Peckinpah movie.
The Westerner is in the public domain, as is The Deadly Companions, and all 13 episodes are posted online. I'm going to post a link in the Videos forum. I highly recommend it, especially the episodes called Jeff, Mrs. Kennedy, Treasure and Hand on the Gun.

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The Dawning (1988)

"Nostalgia is a disease."

In 1920 Ireland, a landed orphan girl living with her aunt turns 18 and happens to come across an IRA leader returning home (Hopkins).

North by Northwest (1959)

"I don't like the way Teddy Roosevelt is looking at me."

The Hitchcock classic (which I've seen before, but only recently bought) turned 60 today.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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Watching Fourth-of-July-appropriate movies today:

Uncle Sam (1996)

"The way you shoot, you should get a job working at the post office."

Independence Day (1996)

"Forget the fat lady. You're obsessed with fat lady."
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:56 PM   #7894
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Far from home. A lot of fun, great performances by a lot of super likable actors and actresses. But you really should have seen at least Civil War Homecoming, Infinity War and Endgame, better yet also Iron Man 1 and Captain Marvel. This movie doesn't kid around and really throws you into the deep end. Gyllenhaal is fantastic. And as always, stay for the mid-credits scene and the post-credits scene. Both are gamechangers.
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Jaws (1975)

"Here's to swimming with bow-legged women."

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Far from home. A lot of fun, great performances by a lot of super likable actors and actresses. But you really should have seen at least Civil War Homecoming, Infinity War and Endgame, better yet also Iron Man 1 and Captain Marvel. This movie doesn't kid around and really throws you into the deep end. Gyllenhaal is fantastic. And as always, stay for the mid-credits scene and the post-credits scene. Both are gamechangers.
I watched Homecoming before Civil War, but still liked it. I was kind of thinking of seeing this before I get to Captain Marvel or Endgame (which I'm waiting to hit Netflix), but then again, I don't care about spoilers for those movies.
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Six-String Samurai (1998)

"You come all this way out saying squat and now you're trying to tell me that a '56 Chevy could beat a '48 Buick in a dead quarter mile? I liked you better when you weren't saying squat kid. Go to bed."
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...I haven't seen that since I caught it on TV back when I was in high school.
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Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

"Service to the Kyoto station has been suspended due to the sighting of a giant monster."

Lion (2016)

"I'm not from Calcutta. I'm lost."

Heard about this based-on-real-life story when it came out and again during its Oscar buzz, but only got to it now. It was very good/moving.


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I only found out it existed recently. It's a cool concept and it has a good style (I love rockabilly), but they could've done more with it. I'm curious if the makers of Fallout (which I haven't played) were influenced by it since the concept is being in the desert of an America that was nuked in the 50s.
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