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Old 04-02-2019, 01:36 PM   #7726
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Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Monsters (2016)

"Have you really been to a whole planetwide amusement park?
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How was it?
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Happy Feet (2006)

"Let me tell something to you."
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:16 AM   #7727
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Dune (1984)

"Not in the mood? Mood's a thing for cattle and loveplay, not fighting!"

Rifftrax: Casblanca (1943)

"You have a big day of embittered detachment tomorrow."

Under the theory that even good movies and classics can be riffed, they tackle some of those. It was actually pretty funny.
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Yeah, I was talking about that with my mother and thought The Sword in the Stone might be a good choice (though it won't be done since there's a new live-action young-Arthur movie) because (1) it's not as well known as it should be [though it's one of my favorites]; (2) as much as I dislike CGI-heavy movies, it could serve well for the transformation bits (or they could go a whole different direction with the magic).
I just discovered that they ARE making a live action version of The Sword in the Stone.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...54428398601118
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Alexander the Great (1956)

"He is logic, and he is dreams. He is warrior, and he is poet. He is man, and he is spirit. He is your son, but he's also hers and he believes himself to be a god."

Tale of Tales (2015)

"You tricked me."

Very weird.

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I just discovered that they ARE making a live action version of The Sword in the Stone.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sour...54428398601118
Interesting. Thanks. Hope they do it justice.
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Old 04-04-2019, 03:56 AM   #7731
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Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)

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Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1962)

"In this age where there are certain evil men who propose to destroy us, Samson is an example to men of good will who serve justice."

Wanted to re-watch this movie (which has also been covered in MST3K) after reading the most recent Hellboy, where he became a lucha actor. In Mexico, there were a ton of these movies, where luchadores played detectives and heroes fighting crime or monsters. Unfortunately, this seems to be the only one that was dubbed and one of only maybe four or five that are available in any English format (i.e., subtitles).

Krull (1983)

"The journey was worthwhile. Finish it for me."
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:47 AM   #7733
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

I'll review it tomorrow, it's fucking late right now.
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

"You know, it's always a business doing pleasure with you, Charlie!"

The Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)

"I've been following you all the way since the glory hole."

I cannot seriously recommend this bizarre movie, but I'm not sorry that I saw it and if you happen to be looking for a cheap, disjointed, I-can't-believe-this-is-a-real-movie choice, it fits the bill.

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)...
That is far and away one of my favorite movies (easily in my top five). I was blown away the first time I saw it and it seems to raise in my estimation each time I see it. In September, it will be at my local AMC through Fathom Events and TCM and I cannot wait to see it on a big screen in real surround sound.

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Operation Finale (2018)

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Major League (1989)

"You trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?"

And the original flick is 30 today (April 7) as is . . .

Cyborg (1989)

"Restore it? Why? I like the death! I like the misery! I like this world!"
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:11 AM   #7737
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The Predator (2018)

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

"We're all running downhill. Gotta' keep running faster or we'll fall down."

The Geek and the Girl [aka Passion in the Sun] (1964)

"Kidnapped? Hmm."

Bad exploitation flick. It's kind of funny in so-bad way and to see what counted as "adults only" early in the days of LBJ, but even then a lot of it is boring. I only watched it because it was a bonus on the Indian Flats DVD.
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Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

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The Running Man (1987)

"Give me the Justice Department, Entertainment Division."

Ocean's 8 (2018)

"If you're going to have a problem with stealing, then you're not going to like the rest of this conversation."
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Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

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MST3K: Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1963/1995)

"I dedicate this song to Thorazine."

Watching the movie unriffed made me want to re-watch it riffed even though I've seen this episode several times.

Casino Royale (1967)

"Don't worry it's a one-way mirror.
-Which way?"

After watch the making-of bonus feature, it's amazing this movie was even finished. I like bits of it, but not the whole.
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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

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Old 04-12-2019, 01:11 PM   #7744
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The Headhunter - Wildly atmospheric and grim, great bloody practical FX, a slow burn with a nice twist ending; but the budget shows when it comes to the actual monster battles. I loved it, but not for the impatient or hyper critical.

Despite the horrible reviews I am still venturing forth to see Hellboy tonight...I do like some horrible B-movies from the 80's; as long as it tickles that fancy it stands a chance with me. I have no problem with piling on the blood and gore.
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G.I. Joe the Movie (1987)

"My job is to whip you into shape and I mean WHIP! There's only two ways out of my command, on your feet like a man, or in a ditty bag, an itty-bitty ditty bag."

Harold and Lillian: A Hollwood Love Story (2015)

"It starts with Harold and Lillian being a loving couple. They truly were people that, together, created art."

An excellent documentary about a married couple that contributed a lot to a lot of cinema, but with the one (as a storyboard artist than art director) rarely recognized and the other never (as a studio archivist/research librarian).

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Doesn't seem to be at my cinema. How'd you see it?
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I bought it off of Amazon Prime.
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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

"Us loners got to stick together."

Maybe I wasn't in the right mood, considering low-budget sci-fi is often cool with me, but this didn't do much for me.

Killer Legends (2014)

"Be afraid. Not of the story. Of the storyteller."

A not-very-good documentary that looks at real crimes that could expire certain urban legends.

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I bought it off of Amazon Prime.
Got you. I'll probably wait until it hits Netflix; especially if it's not some don't-miss-new-classic.
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I would say it's more atmospheric and tonally correct than a lot of big budget movies. The only real thing it was lacking in for me was the full creature reveal. They tease all these cool looking monsters but the actual killing of them is 99% off camera. I really enjoyed everything else and the minimalist approach fit it perfectly. Not an instant classic but definitely worth a gander.

Also I bought Prospect with Pedro Pascal; another low budget indie movie that probably flew past most people's radar, but I thought it was very well executed. I liked the gritty and realistic approach to it; the space travel scenes seemed real, the danger palpable. It kind of plays like a Western in some ways; with miners with questionable morals seeking alien treasure like and intergalactic gold rush, letting greed overshadow thoughts about survival. I definitely dug it.
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Criminal Woman: Killing Melody (1973)

"Just killing them isn't going to satisfy me anymore."

The Rain People (1969)

"You on some kind of trip?"

Very early Coppola drama. Not bad, but not yet in his masterpiece realm.

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Have you seen Bone Tomahawk or Brawl in Cell Block 99 by S. Craig Zahler? He does some brutal independent modern grindhouse. I haven't seen his most recent (last year's Dragged Across Concrete) but want to.
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Crooked House (2017)

So big that they didn't even release it on Blu-Ray here in Germany, only on DVD. But it's an Agatha Christie adaptation, so I had to see it. I can't really recommend it though. The bigger the name of the actor (or actress, in the case of Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks or Gillian Anderson), the less screentime they seem to have. Which means we're mostly stuck with Jeremy Irons' son Max, who does an okay job, but who is also very boring to look at. I mean, when you waste Terence Stamp to the very minor supporting role of Max Irons' former boss at Scotland Yard, it's basically inexcusable.
Also, this movie begins as an attempt at film noir that never truly hits home.
The whodunnit portion of the movie is solid, but the ending is extremely unsatisfying. And I don't just mean the identity of the killer, but also what happens to them.

Which means that all this movie really has to offer is amazing locations, underutilized actors and newcomer Stefanie Martini, who is super-charismatic and very pretty, but also doesn't have a lot to do.

Skip it.
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