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Old 04-14-2019, 02:25 AM   #7751
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Bedroom Eyes (1984)

"I think I'm turning into a pervert."

A man becomes an obsessive voyeur at one woman's apartment only to witness her death. Actually, I only wanted to watch #2 because Linda Blair is in that, but I hate watching sequels without the original.

Bedroom Eyes 2 (1989)

"Vinnie, if you f**k me on this, I'll have your balls for earrings."

Meh. About the same quality as the first. Blair was a fun addition.
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Dunkirk (2017)


This and Lawrence will be reviewed...tomorrow. Because I had a long week and I've had a headache half of today.
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ClerksII (2006)

"As you know, my online handle is Optimus Prime.
-I know that, I wish I didn't."

Virgins from Hell (1987)

"So that's why they wanted all those coconuts."

Bad and trashy, but fun. Probably not as explicit as the title suggests, but not a family movie either. This Filipino exploitation flick follows a mostly chaste (hence the title) girl biker gang seeking revenge on a drug kingpin, but who get imprisoned. In the first ten minutes alone they lift music from Dune and Rambo II (and I don't mean legally sampling).
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

"They will be good for you! God smiles upon the generous!"

I have to say this was worth the wait. Probably the longest I've watched, and if not, right up there (I saw the theatrical LOTR flicks, but I dunno those run times off my head and don't feel like looking them up at the moment). I really love the cinematography in here, the epic landscape shots that make me want to watch 2001 all over again. I liked David Lean's opening choice, just having the music roll over you, really sets the mood, and the simple intro of O'Toole working on the motorcycle is tasteful.

I have to say that the way the character is portrayed (and hell if I know what he was really like) was odd, engaging, and masterfully acted. O'Toole was a great choice for the role, and I loved the way he and Sharif played against/with each other as foils-turned-friends. (I have to admit I kind of admired Sharif's decision to turn to politics, rising to the challenge for the future of his land, so to speak). The other tribal lord, Alda, was also a fascinating man, very world-weary in his way, but also kind of set in those ways.

God, seeing Alec Guinness again was something, he played the role of Prince Faisal so well. My dad also immediately caught Jose Ferrer as the Turkish officer, and it reminded me of him playing in To Be or Not To Be. Both of us were shaking our heads during the battle madness scene, when Lawrence and the army just straight massacre the Turks.

For me, the two most hurtful scenes were when Lawrence had to execute his friend; and when their attempt at setting up a new ruling council in Damascus collapsed. I had a huge laugh when those two boys were walking behind the camel and got caught, and so was very dismayed when things turned sour after Lawrence rescued that poor bastard from a miserable fate and earned a shitload of respect from the tribe. Later, seeing all they worked for fizzle out, that it was in very real danger of becoming an all-for-nothing situation, that really stung. On a side note, I wonder how Lawrence is viewed in modern-day Saudi Arabia.

I don't know if this is in "My Top X" for me of all time, maybe for its genre, but I definitely have to give it major credit for being a film of truly unique quality.


Dunkirk (2017)

"The sweetest sound you'll hear in these parts."

My mother told me she thought this was boring when I said dad and I would be watching it. I'm not sure what exactly I expected, but "boring" it was not. If anything, I would have to say it had a very measured and deliberate pacing, neither slow nor fast, moving at the kind of speed a metronome was invented for.

The cinematography was excellent, great visuals all around and plenty of meaning conveyed therein. I didn't really understand the whole "one week/day/hour" text, that didn't immediately (or eventually, either) make sense for me, but I don't think its inclusion was bad.

The dog fighting of the pilots and the old father on the boat were what I liked most, the father's resolve to help evacuate men and the pilots pulling airborne miracles (especially that last move at the end). It's a depressing film to be sure, but hopeful and very well made at the same time. Kind of reminds me of The Guns of Navarone a bit.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:25 AM   #7755
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A Candle in the Dark: The Story of William Carey (1998)

"God preserve us from traditions and vanity."

Say Anything (1989)

"Brains stay with brains! The bomb could go off and their mutant genes would form the same cliques."

Turned 30 today.
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962) ... I really love the cinematography in here, the epic landscape shots that make me want to watch 2001 all over again...
David Lean is particularly known for having a keen eye and really getting the best from his DP, but the Lean/Freddie Young collaboration is at its best here.

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...I have to say that the way the character is portrayed (and hell if I know what he was really like) was odd, engaging, and masterfully acted...
Yeah, I haven't read as much as I'd like to on that, but apparently Lawrence's love of the desert and his show-boaty awareness of press are accurate. They also hint at his sadomasochistic tendencies. Supposedly, when he returned to England he would hire this guy to just beat him up. I think the complexity and (he's downright contradictory at points) ambiguity of the real man and the performance are part of why the movie is still so highly regarded. At the end of it (and the funeral comments just reinforce this with multiple viewings) you don't feel like you've totally grasped this man.



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...O'Toole was a great choice for the role, and I loved the way he and Sharif played against/with each other as foils-turned-friends...
I was shocked to later learn that Sharif's character is fictional, but his character is basically a conflation of a few leaders that worked with Lawrence throughout the war. But he's so great here anyway.

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I don't know if this is in "My Top X" for me of all time, maybe for its genre, but I definitely have to give it major credit for being a film of truly unique quality.
That's cool. There are legitimate reasons why it might not shoot to anyone's top. For me, it's just one of those classics that I heard about and didn't have to be sold on. The very first time I watched The Godfather, Casablanca, or LoA I was enamored with them and it seems like every time I re-watch those (or a few others) I immediately remember how much I love them.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:56 AM   #7756
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My reviews of Shazam, and Us.

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Valley Uprising (2014)

"Because we're insane; can't be any other reason."

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)

"What's with sliding across the hood?"

This felt a little more like the format of the show, but still too much of a sex comedy.

Entrapment (1999)

"It's impossible. But doable."

Twentieth anniversary, which I might not have marked except I got it cheap at the library recently.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:57 AM   #7758
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Triple Frontier (2019)

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Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)

"Now, I know there is no heaven on earth."

[Rifftrax:] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part I (2011/2012)

"He fell into a Mentos commercial!"

My werewolf pick for this month's full moon.

The Mummy (1999)

"You dream about dead guys?"

The fam and I watched this the other night (4/16) for its 20th anniversary. It had been a while and was fun to re-watch.
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Into the Spider-Verse.

Every bit as good as people say. And better.
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

"It's cool, that you're strong and I respect it, I do. But in the end, everybody breaks, bro. It's biology."

Re-watch. Really like this movie.

Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

"I live for revenge!
-Spoken like a Roman!
I am a Jew!"

The Girl Next Door (2004)

"Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze."
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Bloodsport (1988)

"That hurts me just lookin' at it. You'd better stop doing that. You might wanna have kids one of these days."

No anniversary here. Just in a JCVD mood after watching his '89 movies.

Kickboxer (1989)

"Winner, palm tree."

Another couple 30th anniversary (4/20 and 4/21). Guess '89 was a pretty good year for movies.

Field of Dreams (1989)

"Is this heaven?
-It's Iowa."
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The Twelve Chairs (1970)

"I hate people I don't like."

Voodoo (1995)

"I'm going to stay here and I'm going to look into this and if we find anything, we're going to the administration."

[Rifftrax:] Jurassic World (2015/2016)

"If it's a smoke monster, I'm out of here."

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Weird. My family and I just watched that a month or two ago (a re-watch for me) because my mother read the book.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:21 AM   #7766
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

"You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!"

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

"You're the Diet Coke of evil."

I find these movies pretty dumb, but it had been a long time and I got them cheap and I have to admit parts make me laugh. Really, they're better Bond spoofs than Casino Royale.
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A Walk in the Woods

"Oh shit!"

Robert Redford plays Bill Bryson, a travel writer who's never written any significant coverage of his own homeland, the US. After taking a stroll in his neighborhood, he decides to hike the Appalachian Trail, taking Nick Nolte (as Steven Katz) when his wife insists on having company so he doesn't die. As their journey progresses, so too do the outlandish situations they find themselves in. Based in Bryson's book.

My sister, brother-in-law and I watched this last Saturday (I didn't expect to uphold my weekly tradition, was a pleasant surprise). I didn't expect to enjoy it so much, either. Redford, even though he resembles a raisin with a wig, has some hilarious one-liners, and Nolte gets up to his eyeballs in dumb shit (at one point he picks up a chubby woman only to be chased around town by her angry husband).

Probably the standout performance is from the actress playing this absolutely insufferable know-it-all hiker, who constantly criticizes and belittles both mains and blabs endlessly about how boring everyone but her is. You want to knock her out with a clenched fist, she does such a great job of making you hate her.

Side note, my older sister is in the process of reading the book, and says Katz tells plenty of funny stories.

My mom commented that she hated this film and is very disappointed Nolte is such a fat slob now, and that neither main could hike the trail at their age/shape (ignoring that it's just actors in a film, the real people were fairly different). I don't care, I'm recommending this to anyone who wants a good laugh.
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Drifter (2016)

"Without rules, all that men have left is pride."

Did not like even though the description was up my alley.
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The Champions of Justice (1971)

"Remember our saying: Jalisco never looses and when it does, it kills."

Blue Demon and his luchadore friends are mostly worrying about their goddaughters in a beauty pagent when Black Hand returns with a new plan---kidnap the beauty queens and give super strength to his midget wrestlers (their term) to defeat the good guys.
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...How come Mexico has all the good superhero films?
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Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

"When the devil attacks a man or woman with this foul disease of the vampire the unfortunate human being can do one of two things. Either he can seek God through the church and pray for absolution or he can persuade himself that his filthy perversion is some kind of new and wonderful experience to be shared by the favored few."

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I'll probably get banned for saying it, but I'd rather watch one of these than some CGI-only hero fighting 100 CGI baddies in the latest Marvel movie. Funny enough, as I type this I'm watching James Rolfe's video about how he's not into the Avengers movies.
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Yeah, I'm honestly on the fence about watching that video. Not because I'll disagree with him so much that I'll quit him or some dumb shit like that, but because I get the feeling I already know why (or at least suspect why) he doesn't much care for them, and on a level I'm fine with that. He already has differing opinions on things I like/dislike, so it's not like this video would shift my stance towards him.
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Mystery in Bermuda (1970)

"The only joy in danger is when it's done."

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Yeah, I'm honestly on the fence about watching that video. Not because I'll disagree with him so much that I'll quit him or some dumb shit like that, but because I get the feeling I already know why (or at least suspect why) he doesn't much care for them, and on a level I'm fine with that. He already has differing opinions on things I like/dislike, so it's not like this video would shift my stance towards him.
Well, Kieran takes the opposite stance and James does say he likes a lot of the Marvel movies. He goes pretty easy on them, actually; just saying that the Avengers are well done but he loses interest in them as opposed to the single-hero movies. That's not very harsh. Actually, he doesn't clearly pin down his reasons, but they seem to be that he feels they're overloaded with characters and run too long.
And, yeah, I've disagreed with him before like when he talked about Citizen Kane being overrated. I find in those situations, he's actually pretty diplomatic. He rarely outright says a movie sucks (though he does with games).
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