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Old 09-14-2021, 12:17 AM   #9276
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Troy(2004)

"Go home, prince. Drink some wine, make love to your wife. Tomorrow, we'll have our war."

Wanted to rewatch this after reading Iliad (which this definitely isn't). Not Homer, but still enjoyable.

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The Hunger (1983)
Seriously weird movie with Susan Sarandon and David Bowie. Left me feeling uncomfortable half way through but I figured I might as well finish it. Not a vampire movie I would recommend, but apparently, goth kids love it for some reason. Oh, and Lesbians too.
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…Again we're cross purposes. I really liked that movie. Admittedly, it's not a favorite and I've only seen it once, but I vaguely intend to buy it one day.
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Yeah, the ending was batshit insane. I watched it with my dad a while back (his idea) and we were both left in a state of mild confusion and not very satisfied.
I take it back. I thought I remembered liking it, but I looked up my Netflix rating and it was 2/5 stars, which is the “Did Not Like” rating. Maybe it was the ending that turned me too. I don’t remember much of it but I remember liking the premise about them aging.
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:15 AM   #9277
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Wanted to rewatch this after reading Iliad (which this definitely isn't). Not Homer, but still enjoyable.
Stop being coy, you watched it for the 17th anniversary like a normal person.
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:49 AM   #9278
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MST3K: The Loves of Hercules (1960/2017)

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I take it back. I thought I remembered liking it, but I looked up my Netflix rating and it was 2/5 stars, which is the “Did Not Like” rating. Maybe it was the ending that turned me too. I don’t remember much of it but I remember liking the premise about them aging.

Honestly it wasn't the ending that bugged me, although I read the wiki page on this movie and you guys seem to be in synch with Susan Sarandon, who basically thought the ending killed everything that built up to it.


There was a very unnatural feeling to this movie as I was viewing it and it's kind of hard to describe....like a nervousness anxiety driven pit of fear that reduced me to being a fearful little boy being in the principals office for doing something really bad. It starts at my overall groin area, then settles in my stomach. The root Chakra if you will. And I'm not talking psychotic fear, like what I experienced with The exorcist, nor a "who's there in the dark woods with me when I don't have a flashlight?" Type of thing. The Movie wasn't really scary at all. Except for the monkey's death. That was kinda disturbing.


It's not like I'm scared of vampires, or lesbians, or goth vampire lesbians....I mean I've seen a thousand vampire movies, I've clubbed with lesbians in the GAY clubs I frequented in my 20s (Har Har har) and goth culture in general amuses / interests me though I've never been a part of it. So what is it? I don't have a concrete answer, and that in itself scares me somewhat.
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Troll (1986)

"You have the distinction of owning the only two children in the entire building.
-Oh, we don't own 'em, we just rent!"

Wanted to re-watch this after listening to the Movie Dumpster podcast.

Just spacing my movie posts out so they don't get too jammed when I'm the only one posting for a week or something.
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/\ Was that Jennifer Aniston's first movie?
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In a World . . . (2013)

"A voice over party? l'm tired of waiting for the bathroom and hearing the voice of Cialis hitting on the Virgin America message-hold girl."

Fun story of a the daughter of a top voice-over recorder trying to break into that business.

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No. That's Leprechaun. If Troll is one of those horror (and it's more a fantasy or light horror comedy) movies that has a soon-to-be-famous star it's pre-Seinfeld Julia-Louise Dreyfus in a supporting role. Instead, it has Noah Hathaway coming off Neverending Story and Michael Moriarty coming off the Larry Cohen movies but before Law and Order and the witch is played by June Lockhart of Lost in Space fame.

The funny thing is that you could aptly describe Troll (which is free on Youtube) as that movie with witchcraft, mythical creatures, and a main character named Harry Potter.
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That was Leprechaun from 1993, which was almost as bad,
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The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story (2006)

"Dusty is who he says he is; son of a plumber from Austin, Texas, who went after his dream and he got it."

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Ha. They're both fun, but neither is exactly a think piece. The suit work in Troll is actually good, but that was Buechler's thing. He did the spfx or make-up on Re-Animator, Friday the 13th Part VII (often considered the best of the fx in the series), Ghoulies, etc.
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Ok, and Courtney Cox' first movie was MOTU, right?



I have no idea why I have the Friends cast on the brain today. Lol
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[Rifftrax:] Breaker! Breaker! (1977/2013)

"David Lynch watched this movie and said 'what the hell?'"

The Truman Show (1998)

"You never had a camera in my head!"

Love this movie, but hadn't watched it in a while because (so far) I only have it on VHS and my VCR broke. Youtube helped with their collection of free-with-ads movies.

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I have no idea why I have the Friends cast on the brain today. Lol
Yeah. She had some credits before that, but that was her first starring movie role. Johnny Depp made his complete debut in NoES. And Leonardo DiCaprio made his film debut in Critters 3.
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Kind of interesting 70's Samurai fare, it feels like it's missing 20-30 minutes of plot development in the first act. It's like there's a bunch of important backstory that we just don't see, as it leaps over many events to what we do see in a fairly jarring manner. That said, once the film picks up after the inciting incident it does manage to become a pretty decent revenge flick.
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Maudie (2016)

"I love a window. A bird, whizzin' by. Bumblebee. It's always different. The whole of life. The whole of life already framed. Right there."

True story about a mid-20th-century folk artist from Nova Scotia that had the same condition I do.

They Came from the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé (2020)

"If there are rules to film making, Bill will find a way to break them."

The documentary from Arrow's box set about the Floridian indie, exploitation director.
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Here is Courteney in 1984.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs
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I meant to put this here 2 weeks ago. Candyman 92
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Candyman 2021. Solid flick erasing the 2 old sequels.
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Nobody (2021)

"You brought a lot of shotguns.
-You brought a lot of Russians."

Really liked this one.
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Old 09-19-2021, 01:10 AM   #9293
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Almost a double-feature night for me and Dad since I wanted to show him part of Rifftrax: The Last Shark. We watched the first forty minutes (up to the thrilling mega-attack at the wind sailing regatta) and he says he refuses to watch the rest next week, but I'm sure I can coerce him.

But then we switched over to my intended flick.

Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

"You've got a lot of guts, sir, when it comes to other men's lives."

A US Navy commander (Clark Gable) survives his ship being destroyed by the Imperial Japanese Navy and prepares to eventually return to the field. A year later he assumes command of a new sub, taking over from its usual officer (Burt Lancaster) and heads back to the area where he suffered defeat. But heads butt and tempers rise as the mission begins to go awry.

Really enjoyed this. Some great shots (in cooperation with the government, Dept of Defense, and Navy) and the writing and acting are solid. Even the few scenes at the end with the Japanese crew are very well done.

Glad I saw this while randomly scrolling through the YouTube app and that it was free with ads. Definitely worth the watch and when the search results came up on my Dad's TV, I also noticed The Enemy Below (1957) and will need to see that, and I think Sink the Bismarck! is also on there.
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Old 09-23-2021, 02:59 AM   #9294
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You guys are killing me. It's been a week. Doesn't anyone else here watch movies during the week?
Ah, well, I'll spread them out in old posts again. For Monday’s full moon, I started with the first of these lycanthropy-as-a-metaphor-for-female-puberty Canadian flicks and was in the mood enough to make it a double feature with the sequel. I might watch the prequel next month.

Ginger Snaps (2000)

"High school-total hormonal toilet."
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A pretty solid revenge film, it was actually much better than the first, if only because it didn't have a bunch of shoddy exposition to deal with at the beginning.
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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)

"Alice says chips don’t fall into one of the four food groups; one of her many lies."


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Watching it now between other stuff. This dude had more problems than being in the closet. When your best friend needs a gun as protection against you, there’s something severely wrong.
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Watching it now between other stuff. This dude had more problems than being in the closet. When your best friend needs a gun as protection against you, there’s something severely wrong.
Imo maybe he was never properly diagnosed with some form of mental illness. It could be he was schizophrenic just on his paranoia alone. Again im not a psychiatric professional . The other thing is during the 90s people would treat you like a mutant if they knew your on medication. Happened to me . Now a days people bastardize mental illness as a way to not catch a murder case or use it as a excuse to do whatever they want. I who suffer from mental illness find it insulting the courts the media even the politicians make a mockery of it like its not a serious issues. For this agenda of equality and acceptence mental illness is ignored.
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Heavy Traffic (1973)

"Mick Jagger I'm not!"

One of Ralph Bakshi’s adult animated movies. Not his best. Not horrible.

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After I posted, later in the episode, they referenced him probably being diagnosed as bi-polar (and definitely having depression), but it sounds like he never pursued treatment.

Not having watched WCW at the time (and basically having skipped the Attitude Era), I did not realize that Brian Cage's "who better" was a tribute.
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The Enemy Below (1957)

"I am sick of this war."

An American destroyer encounters a German U-boat and they begin a lengthy game of cat-and-mouse, their officers matching wits relentlessly as things drag on.

This was really good. Great shots of the vessels, explosions galore (depth charges are serious business), and good characters.

The last one is important because it shows a more professional angle on things, men performing the duties of war, some having long grown sick and tired of it such as with Curd Jurgens's German captain. I skimmed the IMDB page and apparently Jurgens considered the film extremely important because it was the first post-war film to portray the German officer as something other than a freak (they make it clear a few times he disapproves of the Nazis and Hitler, and would rather see his men home safe).

Glad I watched this instead of Ready Player One, which is 2.5 hours long and will simply have to wait until next week.
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