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Old 06-06-2020, 12:50 PM   #8501
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

"Don't cry in front of the Mexicans."

Loved it. As a bit of a Bruce Lee fan I could've lived without that infamous caricature, but it's interesting if you read the stuff about this, Tarantino's defense falls apart. Not only did his widow not write that Lee claimed he could be Ali (Clay) [she simply quoted a TV critic to point out Lee's cred at the time], but Bolo Yeung actually reports that they discussed that very thing and Lee admired Ali and said he could never beat him. Anyway, it's clearly in a fantasy world just like IB, so I'm still glad I bought it sight unseen.

Wolves of Wall Street (2002)

"'Can't' isn't in your vocabulary."

My full-moon werewolf pick this month and it was pretty bad. I like the concept (a grad wants to break in to a stoker firm and when he does he finds their secret to success is that they're a werewolf pack) and Eric Roberts was good as the boss of the firm, but it was slow; people act and rationalize so bizarrely, and the closest we get to seeing a transformed werewolf is guys with dark veins on their faces.

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Technically not a movie, but it was feature length so I'm gonna count it.
Just watched the season finale of the first season of Westworld.
Seriously good. Really well written and executed.
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[Rifftrax:] Night of the Living Dead (1968/2009)

"Clothes lines; zombies' only known natural predator."

[Rifftrax:] Cool As Ice (1991/2014)

"Cool As Ice: because 15 million of you sad bastards bought To The Extreme."

A great riff. I might get this movie just to have in the so-bad-it's-good category.
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Rampage (2018)

"Of course the wolf can fly."

To me, there's only two ways to do this: blatant spoof that mimics the game with hilarious commentary and mini-sketches breaking up the action; or serious attempt with obvious tongue-in-cheek parts to happily remind us we're watching a giant monster flick.

I'm glad they did this film in this manner. Game-makers and players everywhere should be proud Rampage is the way it is.

My dad did get a chuckle out of Anti-Rock, because "he didn't last long." It was also good seeing my dad again after two months or so.
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The Beguiled (1971)

"Are you dyin', Mr. Yank?"

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)

"You wanna live forever, lieutenant?
-No, but a little longer would be okay."

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From a story standpoint, this is probably the best of the sequels.
Yeah. The platoon vs. the larger politics worked well here. I liked it. My only gripe was that the team at the beginning were so buffoonish that they didn't fit the tone (they seemed out of a much goofier cartoon).
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:57 PM   #8506
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My only gripe was that the team at the beginning were so buffoonish that they didn't fit the tone (they seemed out of a much goofier cartoon).
I thought they felt kinda like the squad in the Roughnecks animated series, which I figure may have been an intentional choice. In a lot of ways, in fact, Traitor of Mars could almost work as sequel to that series, as well. It's not, but it could easily have been altered just a little to become one.

Speaking of which, I should pull those out. It's been a long time since I watched them.
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Equilibrium (2002)

"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

Was expiring on Instant Netflix. Repeats the themes of a lot of better sci-fi, but still good with good action.

S is for Stanley (2015)

"I told Stanley, 'look, I'd like to keep away from Jack Nicholson.'"

Details the career of Stanley Kubrick's personal driver/assistant. Fun documentary. More interesting than you'd expect.

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I thought they felt kinda like the squad in the Roughnecks animated series, which I figure may have been an intentional choice. In a lot of ways, in fact, Traitor of Mars could almost work as sequel to that series, as well. It's not, but it could easily have been altered just a little to become one.

Speaking of which, I should pull those out. It's been a long time since I watched them.
There's a show too! Stop naming stuff I have to catch up on.
Seriously, though, I don't feel the same compulsion with a seven-season show.
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There's a show too! Stop naming stuff I have to catch up on.
Seriously, though, I don't feel the same compulsion with a seven-season show.
Roughnecks actually only lasted one season, but rather than releasing them episodically as they were originally aired, they collected each of the campaigns into a series of PG rated movies on VHS and DVD. The order goes Pluto, Hydora, Tophet, Tesca, Zephyr, Klendathu, Homefront.
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The Beguiled is a very strange and well-done movie. I highly recommend it.
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Abominable (2019)

"Don’t body sham my yak."

Confused it for Smallfoot in my Netflix queue, but still liked it.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020)

"F**k with the Blade, you're gonna get cut!"

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Yep. It's pretty bold for 1970 mainstream in its narrator-in-head style and including a bisexual fantasy on screen. Without getting into spoilers, it was a brave choice for Eastwood too when his tough-guy star power was on the rise.
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Decent kid centric Die Hard clone with Patrick Stewart as the bad guy. Pretty fun.




I used to really like this when I was younger, but it barely made me chuckle tonight. Go figure.
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Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Should we be hysterical?
-No!
Yes!
-Maybe! But not right now!"

10th anniversersary yesterday; which, again, is not one I feel strongly about acknowledging, but I had the BD trilogy for a couple years and still hadn't re-watched this one since seeing it in theaters. So, it was a good excuse.

Anna (2019)

"Adversity is a great teacher."

Not bad and certainly better than Lucy, but Besson repeats a lot of themes from his own La Femme Nikita here.


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Decent kid centric Die Hard clone with Patrick Stewart as the bad guy. Pretty fun...
I’ve been wanting to see that again, but it’s hard to find. I assume you used a streaming service?
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Iíve been wanting to see that again, but itís hard to find. I assume you used a streaming service?
I found it on Vudu.
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Patriots Day (2016)

"Guys, the lobster is back."
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Rushing through the escapades of the James Younger Gang to build excitement quickly, it awkwardly shifts gears near the end in order to conclude before the whole story can be told simply to preserve a happy ending. It's not bad, offering some fun action sequences, but you can feel the narrative jump over bits of time much too often.
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The Real Miyagi (2015)

"He was so masterful it looked like somebody took a pen and drew him in each movement; it was so precise."

A decent documentary about Fumio Demura, who helped popularize karate in America, taught some of the action stars, and was partly the model/stunt double for Miyagi in Karate Kid.

Dennis the Menace (1993)

"Think how disappointed he's going to be when he gets home!
-Well, he better get used to it. Disappointment's gonna be a big part of his life. He's a foot short for his age and he's cross-eyed."

I forgot how relatively well done this movie was maybe because it was produced by John Hughes and directed by the Shape himself, Nick Castle. The jokes are actually pretty good as well as the acting---a big part of it is certainly Matthau's spot-on comic timing.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

"Professor Kettleburn, our Care of Magical Creatures teacher for many years, has decided to retire in order to spend more time with his remaining limbs."
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I remember American Outlaws. Actually recommended it to a guy on Reddit recently because of how amusing the one scene is where the town grump wants to go in the bank during the robbery.

Watched Yellow Sky (1948) because my dad mentioned watching some Western recently and couldn't find it again on his watch history (it was either Amazon Prime or IMDB app on his new TV). So I mentioned the old Peck film and we both rather liked it. He was pleasantly surprised to see Harry Morgan in a younger role.
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Psycho (1960)

"We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?"

Turned 60 today.

Gremlins 2 (1990)

"Would the owner of the car with license number 1AG 401 please remove it from the CLAMP parking garage, your car is old, and dirty."

And this one turned 30 yesterday.

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

"It's easy for you to say, 'Oh, I wouldn't have acted that way,' but you don't know. That's the truth. You don't know. And now, I know what I'm capable of, and it hurts."

A drama of the (in)famous psychological study of the 70s that divided subjects (college students) into prisoners and guards and got out of hand. It was expiring on Netflix, but it was an interesting time to watch it because it's definitely relevant to the issue of abuse of authority.
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Pretty good movie with fun songs and a decent plot.
The trailers for the sequels lost me, though.
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Vice (2018)

"You chose me. And I did what you asked."

Smallfoot (2018)

"Behold, the Scroll of Invisible Wisdom. Imagine the amazing stuff they put in here.
-I think it's just a lot of crap."

[Rifftrax:] The Last Shark (1981/2016)

"If you wondered how the crotch panels on a scuba outfit are stitched, behold!"
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Not as good as the first one, but certainly more realistic and unsettling.
I think if it didn't carry the "Unfriended" title, it would've been better.
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The Blues Brothers (1980)

"Did you get me my Cheez Wiz, boy?"

Watched it with my folks for its 40th anniversary. And followed it up with a 10th anniversary by myself.

Despicable Me (2010)

"Curse you, tiny toilet!"

Time Bandits (1981)

"Little things hitting each other--that's what I like!"

I had a few choices in my collection, but decided to go with something a little more obscure to honor Ian Holm (R.I.P.), who played Napoleon (and not for the first time) here.

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I think if it didn't carry the "Unfriended" title, it would've been better.
That's in my queue. I think I moved it up recently.
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A strong ending to the series, it does a great job of letting Bruce Lee's American controversies drive the narrative while still maintaining the focus on his master. Donnie Yen and company did a great job with these films, and they rightfully deserve their place as pinnacles of the genre.
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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

"I don't think I should do this.
-Well, what do you mean? Why not?
I don't even have a mom.
-Well, you don't need one to do the show. I mean, you did the Veteran's Day pageant and you haven't been in combat."

XX (2017)

"I'm hungry."

A horror anthology, where each of the 4 centers around a woman. Not highly rated, but I liked (not loved) it.

Rabid (1977)

"Potato man loves ketchup man."

Cronenberg's second real feature and a good one with his usual body-horror weirdness.
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The Shape of Water (2017)

"You didn't have to say that to them."

Richard Jenkins is a real treasure among the industry. I would change the Pandora scene.

The manager reminded me of Always Sunny's Charlie from Pacific Rim, but more of a brown-noser. I felt sorry for Bob/Dmitri.

The visuals were very much like BioShock, as my dad pointed out (or at least the first two, not Infinite). Style was in full force, but the song-and-dance number came out of nowhere (wasn't bad, I did like it, but it comes straight outta left field).

The villain was a total asshole, so was the donut punk. And the corporate prick who kept changing his mind. And Bruce the Husband.

Only took me three years to finally do as Jeff wanted and watch this.
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