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Old 01-17-2020, 03:32 AM   #8251
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No Holds Barred (1989)

"Mean Gene, how dare you criticize how I dress?"

The Undertaker and His Pals (1966)

"It will be painless if we dunk you fast."

In the style of a Herschell Gordon Lewis movie, but not as gory or fun as one of his and definitely not as funny as it was going for---though several of the commenters on Youtube (where I streamed it) would apparently disagree.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:30 AM   #8252
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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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Masters of the Universe (1987)

"You're acting like torktums!"

Wanted to re-watch this since I got my Classics God Skeletor figure in, which was a long pre-order.

[Rifftrax:] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018 [2019])

“Last one in the truck has to star in Detective Pikachu.”
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:08 AM   #8254
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Dumbo (2019)

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Men in Black International (2019)

"The universe has a way of leading you to where you're supposed to be, at the moment you're supposed to be there."

The fam and I seemed to agree that there was nothing wrong with this per se (besides being a bit predictable) and it was worth a watch, but it didn't seem to have the magic of the trilogy.

Haunt (2019)

"Let's take your mask off."
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:32 AM   #8256
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I Kill Giants (2018)

"Little warrior, you fought with honor. But I did not come for her, I came for you."

Middle-schooler Barbara Thorson is antisocial and extremely imaginative, running off into the wilds of New Jersey to set up runes, wards, traps, and bait tests in her endless hunt for actual giants to slay. While she doesn't get along with her brother and has a difficult relationship with her sister, she manages to strike up a relationship with a new student. But as the school psychologist tries to open her up and a school bully targets her, she may have to face the reality that she has spent so much effort denying.

I'm not gonna lie, this is a very unusual film. I didn't know it was adapted from a graphic novel, I just saw it suggested on Netflix, but I was looking forward to seeing just what kind of giant-slaying madness was in store for me.

The beginning is weird, almost confusing and cryptic and it feels conflicted, showing you Barbara's secret rituals and trap-testing antics and whatnot, no voiceover to explain a damn thing. And yeah, it seems like she's imagining the whole thing...until you see hear and then see something huge following her, a real goddamn giant.

As the film progresses it takes more and more turns, and we see Barbara doesn't interact well when people try to dig into her personal life (the psychologist means well, but keeps setting her off, enough to make you realize that the main character may be mentally unsound). She expresses a borderline psychosis as she absolutely refuses to address a severe personal issue, and we see that it is really affecting her siblings, placing an enormous burden on her sister to support the family because no one else can.

On the other hand, though it becomes clear her magical quest is a distraction and shield from reality, it is impressive and at times moving. Her fight against the forest giant is harrowing, and when her weapon, Coveleski (named after the old-time Phillies player), is finally unveiled in all its glory, it's a total fist-pump moment.

Something to note: though it's made fairly obvious that Barbara is very likely hallucinating the entire thing (there are a ton of clues throughout), there's also just enough leeway that she might not be (we don't see the dead giant in the trainyard, there's a puddle possibly formed in the footstep of said giant that another character sees, second character also hides during climax and so doesn't actually see the fight, freak storm during climax is noted as being rare rather than outright impossible). I don't think it lessens the story that it's all in her head, because it's about her dealing with severe personal loss, and damn if I wasn't touched by what the final boss says to her or how skull-cracking defiant Barbara was when facing him (girl has serious grit).

I really did like this hidden gem. Highly recommend.
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[Rifftrax:] Retro Puppet Master (1999 [2017])

"Well, I guess it turns out that undead super beings vs. French puppeteers is the even match-up I assumed it would be."

[Rifftrax:] Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

"Even her nose bleeds are sexy."
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Extremely hard to watch, but absolutely brilliant in execution.
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Undead (2003)

"When I was a kid, we f***ing respected our parents, we didn't f***ing' eat 'em!"

Meh. Seemed like it was aiming for horror comedy, but most of the jokes fell flat for me.

Tremors (1990)

“What kind of fuse is that?
-Cannon fuse
What the hell do you use it for?
-My cannon!"

Turned 30 today and I still prefer the practical and simple effects more than today’s CGI fests.

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Extremely hard to watch, but absolutely brilliant in execution.
And, now, a multi-Oscar nominee. I gotta see it yet. Will probably just buy it with a discount coupon at B&N or something.
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Obviously just made for the fans, and it serves us well.
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The Accountant (2016)

"I like dogs playing poker because dogs would never bet on things; so it's incongruous. I like incongruity."

Really liked this.

The Country of Beauties (1981)
[aka Island Women; aka Warrior Women]

"She practiced Virgin Kung-Fu. Now, all her work is wasted."

Goofy, but kind of fun. Not as much nudity as you'd expect for a movie about guys (some pirates, some treasure hunters, and some from the island of cast-off men) on an Amazon-women island.
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Godzilla (2014)

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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

"I'll be everywhere. Wherever you can look - wherever there's a fight, so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready, and when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise and livin' in the houses they build - I'll be there, too."

Turned 80 today. Second or third viewing for me, but I highly recommend the John-Ford-directed, Henry-Fonda-starring adaptation of Steinbeck's classic.

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)

"And what are you doing this morning?
-It's a birth.
Ah. And what sort of thing is that?
-Well, that's where we take a new baby out of a lady's tummy.
Wonderful what we can do nowdays."

R.I.P. Terry Jones.
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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019)

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MASH (1970)

"I wonder how a degenerated person like that could have reached a position of responsibility in the Army Medical Corps!
-He was drafted."

Turned 50. So many quotes I could've picked. You really have to be on your toes listening to the overlapping dialogue.
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"There is no normal life, Wyatt, it's just life."
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Highlander III: The Final Dimension (1995)
[aka Highlander: The Sorcerer]

"It's finally over."
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Highlander III: The Final Dimension (1995)
[aka Highlander: The Sorcerer]

"It's finally over."
... and then the franchise continues for three more seasons of the series, a spinoff, a cartoon, an anime, and two more movies.

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The Usual Subjects (1995)

"Man, I had a finger up my a**hole tonight.
-Is it Friday already?"

A couple 25th anniversaries (H3 on Monday and TUS last Saturday).

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... and then the franchise continues for three more seasons of the series, a spinoff, a cartoon, an anime, and two more movies.

Yep. That's why I picked the quote. As a fan, I'm torn. The part of me that counts the first movie as my favorite wishes they had ended it then, but there was good stuff (and I own it all) after.
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Yep. That's why I picked the quote. As a fan, I'm torn. The part of me that counts the first movie as my favorite wishes they had ended it then, but there was good stuff (and I own it all) after.
I don't own it all, because I dont care for the cartoon, but I own most of it (including multiple versions of all five movies). My favorite film was actually Final Dimension/The Sorceror, so I don't mind that the franchise continued beyond the first, but it's true that making any sort of continuation of the first film based on how it ended was pretty weird. Not quite as weird as the third movie saying "It's finally over" at the end while the TV show was still going strong, but then there were a lot of weird choices made with that film... still had the best final fight, though.
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Warcraft (2016)

“You would not be an effective mate.”

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I don't own it all, because I dont care for the cartoon, but I own most of it (including multiple versions of all five movies). My favorite film was actually Final Dimension/The Sorceror, so I don't mind that the franchise continued beyond the first, but it's true that making any sort of continuation of the first film based on how it ended was pretty weird. Not quite as weird as the third movie saying "It's finally over" at the end while the TV show was still going strong, but then there were a lot of weird choices made with that film... still had the best final fight, though.
Yeah, I think you have to see the franchise as encompassing multiples timelines (like the Halloween series). Despite Connor appearing in the first episode and being referenced later, the show doesn't really gel with the first movie alone, not at all with #2, and not really with #3, where it's clear that there weren't any free immortals between 84 and 95. Andrew could weigh in on this, but I'd say that there's about this many continuities in the franchise:

*Highlander alone
*Highlander to Highlander #2 [aliens]
*Highlander to Renegade cut of #2 [time travelers]
*Highlander to #3 (which clearly retcons out #2 by rewriting Brenda's death)
*Highlander (retconned to not have the Gathering in NYC) to the show (which then includes Raven) to Endgame and (unfortunately) The Source
*The anime (maybe in the universe of #1)
*The cartoon show (in a retconned world of #1)
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You can fit it all together if you really try.

Highlander (retconned so that it wasn't the gathering and Connor wasn't the last)
The Series season 1-3
The Final Dimension (again retconned so that Connor wasn't the last)
The Series season 4-6
The Raven
Endgame (retcon in Highlander 2 as a Sanctuary dream during Connor's ten year stay)
The Source
The Search for Vengeance

Okay, well, everything except the cartoon.
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How the Beatles Changed the World (2017)

"The thing is the Beatles were not only, of course, the world's most commercial band; but, at that point, were the world's most experimental."

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You can fit it all together if you really try.

Highlander (retconned so that it wasn't the gathering and Connor wasn't the last)
The Series season 1-3
The Final Dimension (again retconned so that Connor wasn't the last)
The Series season 4-6
The Raven
Endgame (retcon in Highlander 2 as a Sanctuary dream during Connor's ten year stay)
The Source
The Search for Vengeance

Okay, well, everything except the cartoon.
Ha. Yes. Well, if we're willing to resort to dreams, I guess so. So, did Connor dream the future as both an alien and as a time traveler?
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Ha. Yes. Well, if we're willing to resort to dreams, I guess so. So, did Connor dream the future as both an alien and as a time traveler?
Sure, why not? Haven't you ever had a dream, woken up briefly, then gone back to sleep and the dream continued but some details were different that you didn't notice until you woke up again? I have. It's weird... but then so is Highlander 2.
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Fanny Hill (1983)

"I'm sure you can deliver the goods."
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