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Old 09-29-2017, 11:03 PM   #6676
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Review here - https://dailyuv.com/norwich-vt/924280



Stronger - It's an inspirational film to be sure, but it's actually quite good, well-done, and even emotional. Jake Gyllenhaal is terrific, but Tatiana Maslany is especially great, as her character has to go through a lot of grief. Hopefully her film career is a successful, because she's a superb actress. Great movie too, had me in tears at points. 8.5 / 10
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:20 PM   #6677
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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

"Who the f**k are you?
-Death!"

Pumpkinhead [3]: Ashes to Ashes (2006)

"You's the devil, ain't ya? Take me home!"
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:31 PM   #6678
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My review of Stronger.

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Old 10-01-2017, 12:56 AM   #6679
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Matinee (1993)

"You think grown-ups have it all figured out? That's just a hustle, kid. Grown-ups are making it up as they go along, just like you. You remember that, and you'll do fine."

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

"Who could love a cyborg?"
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:49 PM   #6680
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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"You lied to me? I'm impressed."

Only took a few years, but I've finally watched this and was very satisfied. It's got plenty of humor (Darcy was a little annoying, but not exactly problematic) and a lot of intrigue going on, the back-and-forth between Odin-Thor and Loki-Frigga, and the matter of Jane-Sif. I also enjoyed seeing a bit more of the Warriors Three (got a laugh out of how amused Volstagg looked when being dogpiled by the guards).

Malekith wasn't bad, but I thought he was a little cut-and-dry; could have used more than a "I barely remember what life was like before the light" moment. The Dark Elves overall were a suitably creepy force, a good hybrid between standard fantasy trope and high-tech aliens.

And the Loki-derived feels!

I did like the inclusion of Bor (thought JMS did a great job of him in the comics several years back), and with the ending as it is, it leaves me wondering both what happened to cause Thor's bizarre Scarlet Witch-related vision in Age of Ultron and what Thor: Ragnarok will contain.

Highly recommend.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:18 PM   #6681
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Thor: The Dark World is a lot better then people give it credit for. Yes it's not especially great, and a Malekith is a weak villain, but I do really like a lot of the environments.

Thor: Ragnarok looks even better though. In Waititi I trust. It's gotta be a blast, hopefully.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:55 AM   #6682
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Salinger (2013)

"Here he was thinking he's saying the most original things that nobody's ever thought of and the entire world is like 'yes, that's exactly what we feel.'"

A pretty good documentary about Salinger, his work, and his legend going right up to his death in 2010.

Halloween II (1981)

"You don't know what death is!"
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:04 AM   #6683
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Thoughts? I thought the trailer looked pretty good, but didn't hear much about it.

Sorry for the late response Space Cop. I thought The Circle was... interesting. It seemed like it was going to be a satire or social commentary about where today's social media(which I'm not apart of) and privacy is heading. It doesn't take the premise as far as they could have. I never read the novel so i'm not sure if it's faithful to it or not. I thought most of the cast was underused except Hermione. I like Danny Elfman's electronic sounding score though. Maybe The Circle can get another shot as a TV series that can fully explore and execute some of these ideas better than the film did.
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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

"You can't kill damnation."

The Black Scorpion (1957)

"Well, the alcohol, the distilled water, the salt solution - I can uderstand that, but what's the tequila for?
-Well, in your country I believe they call it a coffee break."
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:53 AM   #6686
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Rasen (1998)

"You smell like a corpse."

So, I guess this first sequel to Ringu is controversial. Fan response was bad enough that they decided to make a Ringu 2 and ignore this one. I can see why. It goes in a very different direction and doesn't leave a lot of room for what's next. As a one-off, I thought it was decent. It did it's on thing and has some thought-provoking bits.

X the Unknown (1956)

"So whoever it was came in here must be most unusual."

Part of Hammer's transition into horror. It's a pretty good mystery monster movie about a bloblike thing that essentially eats radiation. Set in Scotland with some (but not all) actual Scottish actors using actual Scottish accents (a plus for me).
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The Runestone (1991)

"Why are there no Bettys in Flinstone vitamins?"

Review in horror thread.

Salem's Lot (1979)

"Is your faith enough?"

Debatable whether I should post this here, since it was technically a mini-series (I even keep it in the TV section of DVD collection), but it's only 3-hours so it still feels like a movie (as opposed to a four or even twelve-parter). Plus Tobe Hooper directed it.

Now what's 'bothering' me (and I've read the book and seen the newer miniseries) is how did Barlow get in the Petries' house without an invitaion. Others have noticed and discussed this point.
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The Fog (1980)

"There's something in the fog!"

Pumpkinhead 4: Blood Feud (2007)

"There's only one way to stop it."

Bad. I could tell after about a minute that it was one of those Romania-standing-in-for-rural-America direct-to-DVD movies. Apparently, they didn't get word over there about how to make Molotov cocktails; what kind of cars they would've driven in WV fifty years ago, or that the Hatfield-McCoy feud has been done for generations.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:43 PM   #6692
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It's a very serious story, but the film as the trailers might suggest, it's actually really fun and awesome. It's cool to see Cruise doing something different from his usual action roles, and Liman's direction, along with even Beck's "rocking" score contribute to helping the overall film. I also quite like Gleeson in the movie, he had some good lines, and scenes. It's solid. 7.5 / 10
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Trick r Treat (2007)

"Ancient tradition?
-Henry, it's Halloween, not Hanukkah."

My full moon movie for the month because it has werewolves and is a Halloween season one. I'm so ready for a sequel to this. Normally, I wouldn't say that for a clever horror movie, but since this is an anthology and since the director said he always envisioned a possible series linking around Sam, I think it more than calls for it.
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The Monster Club (1981)

"Can we truly call this a monster club if we do not boast amongst our membership a single member of the human race?"

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That was a good one. I like that he had the brief clips of the real people at the credits.
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Today was my nephew's 7th birthday (got him a Hot Wheels track U-turn booster section, my mom got him a LEGO Batman set), and my dad wanted to see Blade Runner 2049; he had no idea today was the party until I called so he had to hurry over for a short while.

I leave the party, go to dad's, and we saw a 4:30 showing in 3D.

In a word, amazing. The film is a direct sequel, following up after the first's events but it has a storyline all its own (doesn't stray, just doesn't copycat). The visuals are really just incredible, these expansive, larger-than-life sets when outside Los Angeles, more packed-in when showing the city, and this haunting soundtrack that makes me think of the ultra-slowed-down Edith Piaff song they played during all those moments in Inception.

Gosline is very good as K, hell the entire cast is solid as a rock (the evil CEO is a little shallow, but his raging god complex makes up for his lack of expression; he's definitely an off-the-beaten-path kind of villain).

The whole time you're trying to piece together all these clues and it feels like Keyser Soze all over again. The action is believable, nothing over-the-top (even the explosions are pretty tame).

Oh, and it has Elvis and Sinatra.

Bottom line, this is absolutely worth seeing. It isn't some dragged-out slog that's hours long, it actually has great pacing. Hell, if this thing doesn't win a shit-ton of people over, I will be totally shocked.

Very highly recommend.
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Gargoyles (1972)

"And what if mankind isn't ready to be wiped off the face of the earth?"

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...my dad wanted to see Blade Runner 2049...Very highly recommend.
I am so leery about this one. I love that the original ends ambiguously and hate the idea of answering those questions (just like I wouldn't want a Thing 2, Shining 2, or Star Wars VII). I assumed they were going one way with Deckard's status because of Ford's participation, but what I've heard recently makes me think they went the other way. Still, I wish some classics were untouched.
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If you can get a cheap showing, I'd still recommend seeing it.
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Excellent movie, the more I thought about it leaving the theater, the more I liked it too, which makes its poor box office almost criminal. For a 2 hour and 43 minute including credits, it didn't feel long at all. In fact the story flowed perfectly, and if Deakins doesn't win an Oscar for it (which I know at this point he very likely won't), I think I'm going to scream. My only real regret is I wish I could have seen it on the biggest screen possible, otherwise I loved it! I'm definitely gonna check it out again. It deserves repeat viewing. - 9 / 10
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Rifftrax: Star Trek V (1989/2006)

"Star Trek 5--Shatner ruins the franchise."

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I just might do that.
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