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Old 07-26-2018, 12:41 AM   #7301
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I think they did Waterloo over the credits like they did Super Trouper for this one
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:41 AM   #7302
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SOS is my favorite
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Old 07-27-2018, 02:00 PM   #7303
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Rifftrax: Karate Kid Part III (1989/2011)

"It's like watching a Pilates class."

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SOS is my favorite
There you go; you and Townshend have something in common. It is a good one.
"Take a Chance on Me" is mine, but I like most of their hits (though I think "Dancing Queen" is overrated). "Fernando" is probably a close second.
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Old 07-27-2018, 03:44 PM   #7304
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Predictions for this weekend (July 27 - 29).

1. Mission Impossible: Fallout - 68m
2. Mamma Mia 2 - 17m
3. The Equalizer - 16.2m
4. Teen Titans Go - 15.5m
5. Hotel Transylvanian 3 - 13m
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The Butcher (2009)

"Sentiment's a hell of a luxury."
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:05 PM   #7306
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Won't You My Neighbor - Fantastic. It doesn't portray Rogers as some sort of saint, instead it shows him as a normal human-being with his own frustrations and goals, and who tried to push the boundaries of children's television, and break down barriers in the process. It's a wonderful tribute to a terrific individual, who always tried to have a positive outlook on life. Easily top five of the year material. - 10 / 10
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Old 07-28-2018, 03:21 AM   #7307
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Legend of the Werewolf (1975)

"You know we must have a silver bullet."

My full-moon werewolf choice. Not great, but not bad. Cushing (as a tenacious medical examiner) saves it from forgetability. The makeup is similar to Curse of the Werewolf even though this is not a Hammer film.

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Won't You My Neighbor - Fantastic.
Cool. I was really close to seeing that, but I kept wavering. Not sure if I'll be able to catch it in theaters.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:16 PM   #7308
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THUMB RANK FILM DIS. SCREENS (CHG) FRI 3-DAY (-%) TOTAL WK
1 M:I Fallout Par/Sky 4,386 $23M $60M $60M 1
2 Mamma Mia 2 Uni 3,514 (+197) $4.8M (-66%) $15.3M (-56%) $70.7M 2
3 Equalizer 2 Sony 3,388 $4M (-70%) $13.6M (-62%) $63.8M 2
4 Hotel Transylvania 3 Sony 4,005 (-262) $3.7M (-45%) $13.2M (-44%) $120.1M 3
5 Teen Titans Go! WB 3,188 $4.2M $10.7M $10.7M 1
6 Ant-Man And The Wasp Dis 3,013 (-765) $2.5M (-45%) $9M (-45%) $183.7M 4
7 Incredibles 2 Dis 2,616 (-548) $2.1M (-34%) $7.7M (-35%) $573.3M 7
8 Jurassic World 2 Uni 2,685 (-696) $1.9M (-36%) $7.1M (-36%) $397.8M 6
9 Skyscraper Uni/Leg 2,773 (-1,049) $1.5M (-52%) $5.4M (-32%) $59.2M 3
10 The First Purge Uni/Blumhouse 1,050 (+245) $774K (-48%) $2.7M (-35%) $10.1M 4
11 Unfriended: Dark Web BHT 1,547 (+1) $482K (-66%) $1.57M (-57%) $7.5M 2
12 Sorry To Bother You Annap 802 (-248) $426K (-47%) $1.5M (-48%) $13.4M 4
13 Eighth Grade A24 158 (+125) $447K (+57%) $1.33M (+61%) $3M 3
14 Blindspotting LG 523 (+509) $468K (+227%) $1.32M (+293%) $1.78M 2
15 Three Identical Strangers Neon/30W 433 (+101) $315K (-14%) $1.25M (-16%) $6.7M 5
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:18 PM   #7309
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Cool. I was really close to seeing that, but I kept wavering. Not sure if I'll be able to catch it in theaters.
If you can it should. It's a wonderful documentary, worth seeing on the big screen.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:18 PM   #7310
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And I did make time for the 20th anniversary of

Halloween H20 (1998)

"It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare."

The Muppets (2011)

"We all agreed that a celebrity isn't a people."
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:39 PM   #7311
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My review of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again - https://dailyuv.com/feed/964033?location=norwich-vt
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Old 07-29-2018, 02:02 AM   #7312
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Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)

"You are a f***ing keeper and I'm just not ready for that s**t."

No real plot* and a poor followup to a cult classic, but it had fun bits.
*The movie is an hour and 16 mins and more than 8 of that is credits.

The Driver (1978)

"I respect a man that's good at what he does."

Happy 40th (7-28) to Walter Hill's classic carsploitation flick.
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Old 07-29-2018, 02:14 AM   #7313
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Shit, I was just thinking about that today, and I wasn't even aware of the anniversary. Really need to get that on DVD.
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Old 07-29-2018, 02:23 AM   #7314
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Stand and Deliver (1988)

"Go to woodshop and make yourself a shoeshine box. You're gonna need it."

(Elvira's Movie Macabre) Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974/1984)

"There's a bit of a monster in all of us, especially where there's fear."

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Shit, I was just thinking about that today, and I wasn't even aware of the anniversary. Really need to get that on DVD.
I forget whether you recommended that to me or I just happened to stream it before and we talked about it.
Anyway, I got more out of this time watching the DVD upscaled on my 1080p TV with surround sound than watching that Youtube VHS rip while doing other stuff (for instance last time I couldn't figure why he wrecked the Benz, where this time it was clear he wanted to 'blow the interview' so to speak). It's a good one and you gotta love how O'Neal plays it ice cool. You get the feeling this guy's BP would never go over 120/80.
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Old 07-29-2018, 03:36 AM   #7315
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Animal House (1978)

"Listen to him, Flounder. He's pre-med."


Finally got to see the classic that launched Belushi's career (and I swear was an inspiration for Revenge of the Nerds).

Most of the charm is still there, if somewhat cliched at this point (though that's the fault of many imitators, flatterers, and wannabes more than anything else). I can't say I laughed at everything, but the film was genuinely funny in plenty of places and the characters were still very entertaining (John Vernon and Kevin Bacon play such dickheads).

My dad got a good laugh at the night club scene, and I thought just seeing Otis Day and the Knights was a nice surprise; it's like this hilarious cameo that you can't help but love no matter how ridiculous it is for a band like that to be playing in a total dump.

Seeing Belushi hop the ladder over made me chuckle. Dude's making a shit-ton of racket and nobody notices. I also really liked D-Day: he's this biker-looking dude who just happens to be in the frat, not even taking courses or shit if Wormer's grade report scene is to be believed. I also got a huge laugh out of Otter seducing Wormer's wife.

And of course, my favorite part, the Deathmobile. That thing was fucking awesome, Hell on Wheels incarnate.

Now I want to watch the Futurama episode that pays tribute to this.
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Old 07-29-2018, 03:55 AM   #7316
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976-Evil (1988)

"Not on the couch!"

Donovan's Reef (1963)

"Not the brandy, you dope!"

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Animal House (1978)

"Listen to him, Flounder. He's pre-med."
Good line, though I probably would've gone with "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

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My dad got a good laugh at the night club scene, and I thought just seeing Otis Day and the Knights was a nice surprise; it's like this hilarious cameo that you can't help but love no matter how ridiculous it is for a band like that to be playing in a total dump.
Yeah, I assume that's more a cameo nod then then actually playing themselves ten years younger a dingy frat house.
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Now I want to watch the Futurama episode that pays tribute to this.
Good choice. It also goes well with The Simpsons episode where Homer goes to college.
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:00 AM   #7317
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Donovan's Reef (1963)

"Not the brandy, you dope!"
I don't know why but I want to see that based on the name alone. And Wayne being Wayne.

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Good line, though I probably would've gone with "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"
I wanted to, but all the time Dr. Naysay dropped that quote came rushing back to me while watching and I just had to complete the circle.
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:05 AM   #7318
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My review of Won't You Be My Neighbor.

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Old 07-31-2018, 12:47 AM   #7319
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American Made (2017)

"I'm the gringo who always delivers."

An okay movie (frankly there are better in this realm), but bad history.

So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993)

"Dad, how can you hate the Colonel?
-Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smart**s!"

Happy 25 to this black comedy that I think is way underrated, but which I have to admit I haven't seen in years simply because I only have it on VHS and often neglect those.
But I've been trying to use my VCR more recently since I don't have the funds to upgrade all my 117 tapes left (and a couple I can't).
That plus marking these cinematic anniversaries forces me to dig deep and/or revisit lost favorites.


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I don't know why but I want to see that based on the name alone. And Wayne being Wayne.
It's a fun one which also includes Lee Marvin and was directed by John Ford in their light-weight, punches-flying style.
[Technically I finished it the next night, but I was trying to spread my movie posts out to avoid the appearance of another marathon.]
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Haven't seen Axe Murderer since I was a kid. Guess that's another one I'll have to revisit.
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)

"Nothing bad ever happens in Hawaii, right?"

I figured the mystery out but admittedly only about 10 minutes before the reveal. I think they misled too much (to the point where I went back to see if a previous scene worked with that reveal and I think it's a stretch), but it was still pretty good and tense.

Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

"Something stinks in suburbia."

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Objectively, it's probably not a great one but it has a certain charm for me. It gets extra points for the San Francisco setting and Scottish jokes.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:49 PM   #7322
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Batman Harley Quinn - This effort felt like a movie-long commercial to endear you to the Harley character and buy her merchandise, but for me, it did the opposite. More than anything, Harley came off as annoying and a caricature of her original animated version and the forced comedic skits and musical numbers didn't help. I don't need cheap sex, dick and fart jokes in my animated Batman movies. In addition, the animation was sloppy in spots and the ending was stupid.

This was a poor effort on Timm's part. Good thing I only paid $6 for it during Black Friday.

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(Rifftrax) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982/2011)

"These guys should really keep better track of where they keep their evil dictators."

St. Vincent (2014)

"Yes, you get the idea. We celebrate all the religions of the world in this room, Oliver. I'm a Catholic, which is the best of all the religions, really, because we have the most rules. And the best clothes. But among us, there is also a Buddhist, agnostic, we have a Baptist, and we have a 'I don't know,' which seems to be the fastest growing religion in the world."

Very good. It's nice that the characters start and end flawed even as good things happen.
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Plotwise it's probably a bit confusing, but I don't go to these films for integral plots, I go to them for the action, and this one delivers. It's very entertaining from start to finish, and to see Cruise in his 50's still doing his own stunts is just amazing. Dude's a real pro. The few fights in this film in particular are quite excellent, and terrifically choreography, as well.
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Kill Me Three Times (2014)

"I don't die, I thrive."

A decent (not superb) black comedy about overlapping plots of insurance fraud and hired revenge killing.

Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)

"This one's smarter than the average bear."

I've seen better and worse man vs. nature flicks. The worst part is how many of these supposedly experienced woodspeople make basic mistakes.

Cup of My Blood (2005)

"Is it safe?"

Anguish (1987)

"What are you looking at with those little eyes?"

A pretty strange, but pretty good meta-fictional horror. Recommended for people looking for different kind of 80s horror.

Hang 'em High (1968)

"When you hang a man, you better look at him."

Another good flick turns 50. Actually, I used to find this one somewhat on the boring side of Eastwood (probably compared to the more intense spaghetti westerns), but it has a good cast and story. There are also a couple plot elements I like but forgot were from this western specifically (the desert crossing and the lady who examines prisoners for her husband's murderers).
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