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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18435 on: January 24, 2019, 06:45:09 AM »
Watched Glass last night. I enjoyed it, for the most part. Knew there was controversy about the ending going in (but not knowing exactly what or why). I both like and not like it. But what's important to me is that I understand it, both story-wise and, more importantly, storyteller-wise. I could see the movie gaining appreciation for it over the years. Really glad I saw it though. McAvoy as The Horde is spellbinding every time. And I got goosebumps every time Bruce Willis did something super.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18436 on: January 26, 2019, 08:32:51 PM »
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
I loved Sicario, but when they announced this sequel I wasn't too excited because I didn't think it needed a sequel and then the trailers for this all made it look like an action movie. Well, it wasn't an action movie like I feared and while I have more criticisms of it then I did the oirignal (mainly a few implausiblities in the final act), I loved it almost as much as the first. Not gonna give away any spoilers, but it you liked Sicario, I recommend this sequel.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18437 on: January 26, 2019, 11:04:03 PM »
The Lobster. One of my new favorite films. I absolutely love the sense of humor that’s mixed into a strange and depressing world. Fits my world view at the moment. Interesting how a film that is so surreal and silly, with dialogue that’s ridiculous, can feel so much more honest and closer to the truth than most movies grounded in reality.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18438 on: January 27, 2019, 07:24:53 AM »
The Lobster is a great film that's as funny as it can be hard to watch.  I can't wait to see The Favourite.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18439 on: January 27, 2019, 08:14:05 AM »
The Lobster is a great film that's as funny as it can be hard to watch.  I can't wait to see The Favourite.

Is Dogtooth worth a watch?  Think I might watch that today. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18440 on: January 27, 2019, 08:20:28 AM »
I've yet to see it.  Also, I keep mixing it up with Dogville which are both hard watches, I hear, but also both... good?  Someone can correct me on that.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18441 on: January 27, 2019, 10:43:16 AM »
Dogville was pretty good, but I had to literally watch it with my eyes closed because I got motion sickness from all the shaky hand held.  Would open my eyes for a second or two to see who was talking then close them again.  It was basically a play anyway, so it kind of worked. 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18442 on: January 27, 2019, 02:39:08 PM »
Where's the Girl? 2: The Wrath of the Troglodytes

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Grabbed Bone Tomahawk (2015) after it was mentioned offhand in a redlettermedia vid.  Starts off like a classic "hometown" western, then a "journey" western, then finally turns into Aliens.

In fact, I'd like to see director Zahler in charge of the Alien franchise for at least one movie . . . Predator too, if he has the time.


Watched Glass last night. I enjoyed it, for the most part. Knew there was controversy about the ending going in (but not knowing exactly what or why). I both like and not like it. But what's important to me is that I understand it, both story-wise and, more importantly, storyteller-wise. I could see the movie gaining appreciation for it over the years. Really glad I saw it though. McAvoy as The Horde is spellbinding every time. And I got goosebumps every time Bruce Willis did something super.

B-

Definitely the weakest of the "trilogy" by far, but I also enjoyed it.  It's also a little unfair because I was looking forward to Glass, after having gone into both Unbreakable and Split with low expectations.


Oh well. Hey Kunedog? No hard feelings over what I said about The Last Jedi here.

No problem, none of this has to be personal.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18443 on: January 27, 2019, 04:14:39 PM »
The Lobster is a great film that's as funny as it can be hard to watch.  I can't wait to see The Favourite.

Is Dogtooth worth a watch?  Think I might watch that today.

Dogtooth is an amazing film that I almost wish I hadn't watched :P
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18444 on: January 27, 2019, 06:03:47 PM »
The Lobster is a great film that's as funny as it can be hard to watch.  I can't wait to see The Favourite.

Is Dogtooth worth a watch?  Think I might watch that today.

Dogtooth is an amazing film that I almost wish I hadn't watched :P

I ended up liking Dogtooth a lot. Not as much as The Lobster, but I still liked it. However, I think the main reason I enjoyed Dogtooth is because I watched it immediately after The Lobster, and I was still in that mindset. My brain was primed to watch a film that was a surrealist metaphor of growing up and leaving the nest. I wasn’t thinking about the characters as real people in a real situation with real incest, but as offbeat exaggerations of real things that get at the heart of real emotions.

The violence was always jarring though, mainly because it was so realistic. I have no idea how they made it look so real without anyone getting hurt on such s low budget. Which is why I’m a little scared that people actually did get hurt.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18445 on: January 27, 2019, 06:07:43 PM »
The Lobster is a great film that's as funny as it can be hard to watch.  I can't wait to see The Favourite.

Is Dogtooth worth a watch?  Think I might watch that today.

Dogtooth is an amazing film that I almost wish I hadn't watched :P

I ended up liking Dogtooth a lot. Not as much as The Lobster, but I still liked it. However, I think the main reason I enjoyed Dogtooth is because I watched it immediately after The Lobster, and I was still in that mindset. My brain was primed to watch a film that was a surrealist metaphor of growing up and leaving the nest. I wasn’t thinking about the characters as real people in a real situation with real incest, but as offbeat exaggerations that get at the heart of real emotions. If I would have took it all literally it would have been pretty messed up.

The violence was jarring though. It was so sudden and sparse and realistic. I don’t know how they made it look so real without anyone getting hurt on such a low budget. Which is why I fear someone probably did get hurt a bit.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18446 on: January 27, 2019, 07:38:42 PM »
I just watched Who's Harry Crumb... oh lord, how can I put this? I would be lying if I said I didn't laugh once or twice during this movie. Therein lies the problem though, I only laughed once or twice during the whole movie. I mean I like John Candy a lot I thought he was great but all the jokes, all the gags just kept falling flat for me. Instead of evoking laughter, 99% of my time I found myself rolling my eyeballs instead. It's like a distant cousin of Master of Disguise, but for some reason I'm pretty sure Harry Crumb is still a much better movie.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18447 on: January 27, 2019, 10:27:28 PM »
The 14 Amazons ( 1972 )
Better late than never?  This was suppose to have been watched last week in honor of wrapping up the Wonder Woman films. The 14 Amazons is a film that should have a higher profile than it currently has. And not just remembered as the film where the good guys build a human bridge to cross a chasm.  An epic production with some of the best writing and acting of any 70s martial arts film. The Yang family has for generations fought for the empire. The film opens with the entire Yang army wiped out in a battle with an invading kingdom, leaving behind just the women of the Yang family and the single surviving male child who was too young to join his father in battle.  The Yang matriarch wants revenge,  but the Emperor's  advisor has talked him into allowing the neighboring kingdom to keep the land they sized rather than send the reserve army in to retake it. Determined to kill the invading king for revenge, the women of the Yang family decide to raise their own army of volunteers and all act as the generals in a direct attack against the invading kingdom. Hopelessly outnumbered, they come up with a plan to sneak into the kingdom from the back and attack the king's stronghold directly.

The Erotic Adventures of Zorro ( a.k.a. The Sexcapades of Don Diego ( 1972 )
Another film I meant to watch prior to this weekend. One of the rules I have with collecting live act superhero films is that porn doesn't count. For one thing thousands of porn parody of superheroes are probably out there. Another, no reliable list of every American pornographic film exists, so I have no idea how many exist. And I would rather not have a collection that is 90% shot on video movies where the thin plot is some naked guy in a cape walks into a room and f#@ks some villainess who offers him sex if he doesn't arrested her. So why is this in my collection? Unfortunately, it isn't entirely porn.

So called softcore porn managed to earn no worse than an R rating due to not actually showing penetration and avoiding showing male genitalia. ( Showing vaginas was still okay as long as it was covered by bush. ) To further distance themselves from a dreaded X rating, some sort of plot was introduced that dominated 80% of the running time. This movie was a combo of soft porn and Mel Brooks style comedy, so avoided the X rating. Although it was promoted as "the first film to be Rated Z", a rating the film makers completely made up. Eventually films like Deep Throat ( also 1972 ) began to blur the lines between hardcore and softcore porn, and the MPAA began getting much stricter with their ratings. This killed off the softcore genre. If you are going to get the X rating no matter what,  then you may as well go hardcore so porn theaters would be more likely to book it. Softcore would eventually reemerge in the art film genre. The Erotic Adventures of Zorro was among the last of the original wave of softcore porn.

Since this film is technically a comedy then it sadly counts as a mainstream superhero film. And since I was collecting all the American Zorro films released on DVD or Blu-ray, would need to collect this as well. My original plan was to watch it as a double feature with Zorro: The Gay Blade and get rid of both comedies  the same weekend. ( Also, because the writers of ZTGB have been accused of stealing material from this film. ) But there was a seller who said he had it in stock, but didn't really, which wasted a month of my time. Then I reordered it on Cyber Monday and Amazon took two months to deliver it. I would have rather ended watch the Zorro films with the superior Fairbanks silents. Instead I am ending on this.

So let's get to it.
PLOT: similar to all the past Zorro films. Only this time Don Diego becomes Zorro mostly to rescue sex slaves. Remove the sex scenes and comedy, then you have a decent low budget Zorro film with bad acting.
COMEDY: didn't laugh at a single thing. Didn't even smirk.   It was definitely in the same style of a Mel Brooks comedy, but made well before his huge hits. At least the comedy wasn't horrible. Example of this films comedy: Zorro carves his Z in the rear end of the general who he was fighting. He then looks at the camera and says: "This Zorro is getting to be a pain in my ass."
PORN: I didn't find anything arousing, so a failure on that front as well. Of course, it doesn't help that the first sex scene is five minutes of a peasant girl getting raped shortly after her father is shot to death for not paying his taxes. But the sex scenes are simply not well done. Even a scene where two women have sex didn't do anything for me. One could probably argue that it was a bad idea to mix softcore porn with comedy, but the movie Sirens successful pulled it off. Plus, I can think of dozens of comedies with scenes that gave me erections.
ACTION SCENES: surprisingly good..... for the early 70s. The sword fighting was actually decently choreographed.

Overall, not really a bad film, just very dull whenever the characters stopped to strip and have sex for 5 to 10 minutes.

Like I said, this concludes the Zorro films. Two more exist, both television pilot films. But neither was released on home video. There are also a hell of a lot of foreign made Zorro films, but since I am only collecting American superhero made films, I am not going to worry about unsanctioned foreign Zorro films.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18448 on: January 31, 2019, 12:46:08 PM »
So, a few days ago, I watched a movie from 1994 called Tammy and the T-Rex.  The short form of the description, which I'm pinching from joblo.com because it's spot-on, is: "Paul Walker is mauled by lions and resurrected as an animatronic dinosaur so he can be with his girlfriend Denise Richards."  I can happily confirm that the movie is as amazingly terrible and goofy as it sounds.

It doesn't appear to have made it so far as DVD or Blu-Ray; its last legal release was on VHS.  It is, though, available on YouTube for free viewing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfxeN2YN3Q8
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18449 on: January 31, 2019, 03:47:37 PM »
I just got Hercules in New York from Amazon today. It's got some funny moments but it's mostly just kind of silly. Definitely not one of Arnold's best like Commando or Total Recall. I had fun watching it, and I mostly wasn't bored.