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Old 08-03-2018, 10:19 PM   #7326
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Ip Man 3 - I swear, the more IP Man movies they make, the worse they get. Tyson's role in this is just... random and misplaced just to get a cheap appearance out of him, and even worse, they dubbed over his voice, which is comical! The martial arts sparring was decent and Yen was good as always, but the story was all over the place.

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Old 08-05-2018, 11:12 AM   #7327
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The Seven Vampires (1986)

"There's nothing you can do for me; thank you for your interest, anyway."

A mediocre Brazilian horror comedy. Ivan Cardoso's work (this is the third film of his I've seen) is hard to describe. He outright steals things (this, for instance, uses a Hitchcock clip and Psycho music and I feel like they probably didn't pay for it). Apparently, the title/concept came after a pop song of the same name, which probably accounts for the lack of seven actual vampires.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

"Don't call me 'Tiny.'"

Still in a Trek mode. Not sure if I'll watch any more of the movies, but I think of 2 & 3 like one story (even though there's a tonal shift and quality drop), which moved to followup the riffed WoK with this (they haven't done a riff yet). There's actually a lot I like in this movie, unfortunately 95% of it is in first half.

Suburbicon (2017)

"Yeah, you been in this business as long as I have, you develop a nose for hanky panky."

Has the Coen brothers feel (due to them co-writing it) but without the full payoff. Not as bad as some people seem to think, but certainly not up to the level of Clooney's dramas.

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.
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:13 PM   #7328
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Somehow I wish Christopher Robin would have done better. Kids not appreciating something like Winnie the Pooh is exactly part of the problem of today's youth if you ask me.

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Old 08-06-2018, 05:28 AM   #7329
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Somehow I wish Christopher Robin would have done better. Kids not appreciating something like Winnie the Pooh is exactly part of the problem of today's youth if you ask me.
Have you seen it? Is it as good as the books? I agree it would be a shame if kids canít appreciate Winnie the Pooh, but Iíd only take this filmís performance as evidence of that if it was actually faithful to the source material. I really want it to be, but havenít had a chance to watch it yet.
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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

"When should I call her?
-You like her?
Yeah
-Yeah, you definitely don't want to call her.
When is the next Olympics?"

I guess I hadn't seen this because raunchy comedies are often more annoying than funny, but this one (while still raunchy) was funny and the characters kind of charming.

Baskin (2015)

"Hell is not a place you go to. You carry Hell with you at all times. You carry it inside you."

A pretty good, but surreal Turkish horror.

Being Flynn (2012)

"I'm doing the same thing here as you are, gathering material.
-No, I'm not gathering material. This is my life.
Life is gathering material."

Cup of My Blood (2005)

"Is it safe?"

Rifftrax: 300 (2006/7)

"The slowmostrians are coming!"
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:50 PM   #7331
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Christopher Robin - It's a very nice film. It's nothing groundbreaking, and won't but for a kids / family film I really enjoyed it, and even got quite teary-eyed. Plus I find it impossible to hate Winnie The Pooh - 7.5 / 10
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:03 PM   #7332
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We'll probably see it when it comes to the bargain theater. We're big fans of the Winnie-the-Pooh books (and to a lesser extent the older animated films). Eeyore is our favorite, I think. I love how he's so pessimistic, but generally not bitter about it. He expects the worst, and accepts it so matter-of-factly.
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Commando (1985)

"I eat Green Berets for breakfast."

Bizarrely, I was planning to watch this last night already (even e-mailed a friend about it) when Cinemassacre chose that day to do a retro video review of it. I wanted to see it again (even though I'm real familiar with it) because I want to watch the Russian knock-off of it, which won't have subtitles. Speaking of which . . .

Den D [D Day] (2008)

"Schwarz would have jumped."

Despite that quote (which I got from a review), I couldn't find a subbed (let alone a dubbed) version of this knock-off, but since it was so close, I feel like I got most of it and it was fun. Dave would like the motivation: the director/actor was tired of what he called modern cinema's reliance on metrosexual heroes and decided the answer lay in the more manly men of Schwarzenegger movies. Of course, he did this all without permission (which I suppose is equally ballsy), which is why I don't expect to ever see an American release.

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.

Of Unknown Origin (1983)

"Keep it up. Just keep it up. I've got friends in Jersey."

I liked this one because it wasn't overblown. It's just about a corporate type who happens to be pressured to do a big project for a promotion while his wife and kid are gone when a very large rat moves in. It's unusually big (and a bit unrealistic), but not mutated or alien or anything. It's basically just a man vs. nature story.

Dark Angel [aka I Come in Peace] (1990)

"I'm a team player.
-Well, your team sucks."

Dolph Lundgren plays a no-nonsense cop who ends up on the trail of an alien who ODs random people to steal their endorphins to sell on the intergalactic black market. A fed and a space cop join him along the way.

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We'll probably see it when it comes to the bargain theater. We're big fans of the Winnie-the-Pooh books (and to a lesser extent the older animated films). Eeyore is our favorite, I think. I love how he's so pessimistic, but generally not bitter about it. He expects the worst, and accepts it so matter-of-factly.
Apparently, the Chinese censors finds it easy to hate Pooh: New Winnie The Pooh Film Denied Release In China for An Allegedly Dark Reason
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Heh. Anything Pooh related gets scrubbed because the leader is sensitive about protesters saying he looks like Pooh.
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We'll probably see it when it comes to the bargain theater. We're big fans of the Winnie-the-Pooh books (and to a lesser extent the older animated films). Eeyore is our favorite, I think. I love how he's so pessimistic, but generally not bitter about it. He expects the worst, and accepts it so matter-of-factly.
Eeyore is great. His upside down negative attitude always got a laugh out of me as a kid.

I will say that it's hard for me to appreciate the new voices as much, like for Piglet and Rabbit. They hired British actors (British character of course, but still), and they just stick to their native tongues. It just took me a while to get used to Piglet not sounding the same as usual. Brad Garrett was perfect casting as Eeyore, though.
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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

"Nobody's going to touch that f***ing ray of sunshine!"

Happy quarter century to the ninth and not final Friday the 13th.

The Scarlet Scorpion (1990)

"This angel is a devil."

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

"Put on some Radiohead. I want to do heroin to Radiohead."

Really good. Sort of a romcom, but also a drama following a couple of people who meet as an asteroid is days away from wiping out earth. Plays well on the ideas of what people would be doing. Great soundtrack.

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

"Hold on a sec. Are you trying to tell me that Bruce Wayne is Batman... 's roommate?"

I thought this was fairly funny, but I didn't seem to dig it as much as a lot of people I've heard. I probably could've watched it under better circumstances, though.

976-EVIL 2 (1991)

"Help me, Zuzu!"

Better than I expected. Actually, most of it was middle-ground horror sequel but the director and/or was clearly a horror fan and film buff. The best bit is a ghost kill that mixes It's a Wonderful Life and Night of the Living Dead. One scene made it clear that they were Sam Raimi fans and another came close (between the set-up and the music) to ripping off Terminator 2.

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Eeyore is great. His upside down negative attitude always got a laugh out of me as a kid . . .
Eeyore was always my favorite as a kid (though Pooh wasn't my favorite kids franchise), which in retrospect is funny since some people call my cynical.
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