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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18930 on: November 09, 2019, 06:20:22 PM »
Night Of The Demons (2009) - This was okay. It's a remake, so I was expecting it to be far worse. What helps is that the original wasn't exactly a great classic, so this isn't really much of a step down. Most of the effects are pretty good, although the attempt at a Jacob's Ladder shaking head effect comes off as really stupid.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18931 on: November 10, 2019, 07:52:28 AM »
El Camino - Me and a friend watched this and felt similarly to this as we did to the Deadwood movie: inessential but very enjoyable.  I appreciate that it didn't try to rush a story as the way the Vince Gilligan shows can take their time and breathe (unlike a lot of modern shows that feel more like they are stalling for time).  It's a melancholy and often very dark movie and is great.  Jesse Plemons does an amazing job back in the role of Todd, the world's friendliest monster who adds some extremely dark humour to the film.  The scene where he is driving down the highway i perfect, followed by the slow pan to the passenger seat.  You don't need to see this if you liked the way the show ended, but it is a great send-off to the character of Jesse, even if it is just the
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18932 on: November 10, 2019, 05:38:43 PM »
Harriet (2019) - This was really good! The acting is great, and I hope the actress who plays Harriet gets an Oscar nomination for this. The only thing I had an issue with is that they portrayed her "visions from God" as like she has psychic powers or something. It's really weird and out of place.
I did like that they show at the beginning that the white slave owners use Christianity to help control the the slaves. But then the black preacher they get to do this is later shown to help free slaves, and there is no repercussions for his actions. And the fact that the preacher could bend the word of God to benefit slavery does not cause Harriet to question her religion at all.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18933 on: November 10, 2019, 08:04:13 PM »
Easy A - Goddamit, this was bad. This... wasn't funny, it wasn't really very thoughtful, and it just overall was not good. The casting was to its credit pretty good. Emma Stone is amazing and sexy AF(she was 21 when she made this movie), and I love the finale where she appears in the gym in a corset with seamed fishnets. I don't even know what if any kind of message they were going for. Seriously! Again, this goddamn movie just... it wasn't funny... like... at all!! It almost felt like it consisted of a lot of awkward scenes that I think were supposed to be funny but just came off really fucking awkward.

There's nothing really appealing about Easy A... except of course for Emma Stone. I definitely would recommend either of the Zombieland movies instead or even the half-assed Amazing Spider-man movies over Easy A.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18934 on: November 10, 2019, 11:32:27 PM »
The Man From Nowhere ( 2010 )
This may have received high scores on Rotten Tomatoes, but it's not much of a martial arts film. It takes nearly an hour of it's 1hour 50min running time before you actually se a choreographed fight. Before that, the film cuts to a different location whenever the hero beats someone up, then cuts back to show the aftermath of unconscious bodies on the ground. When we finally do get some choreographed fight scenes, too much editing and too many close ups. Where the film does exceed is in story telling. Although I am damn sure I heard this story before. Multiple times before. So basically, there is a loner who operates a pawn shop, who it is suggested has some sort of past he is running away from. In the same building is an unwed mother and the daughter who prefers hanging out in the pawn shop, even though the loner tries his best not to bond with her, and only reluctantly allows her to stay. One day the mom, who is a drug addicted dancer in a strip club, steals a bag full of drugs from a courier. It doesn't take long for the gangsters who's drugs were stolen figure out the mother took it, and kidnap her and her daughter. They also try to grab the loner when the mother admits she hid the drugs in the lining of a bag she pawned, but he is able to quickly knock out the largest gang member. ( Frustratingly this happens when the movie cuts to the gang leader waiting in a car outside. ) Realizing the loner pawn broker has skills, they tell him to make up for the drugs the mother used, he will have to do a job for them, otherwise they will kill the mother and the daughter. The loner does the job, but things go wrong,  the body of the mother is found in the trunk of the loner's car, and he ends up arrested. But it doesn't take long for him to break out of the police station and wage a one man war against the gang in order to rescue the daughter.  There is also a lot of spoiler stuff, which I wouldn't exactly call spoiler since you can see the formula revelations a mile away. But  although the story is a mishmash of familiar, it is really well done. You care about the good characters, and want to see the villains get their comeuppance. 

Pacific Rim: Uprising ( 2018 )
I liked the first movie, and liked the sequel. Which is a surprise, because I was sure they both would be typical CGI crapola  where you may get an impressive Kraken or whatever, but a dull poorly written movie to go with it. And with most of the original cast either not returning, or only showing up for small roles, and the director of the first film retreating to a producer credit, this had all the earmarks of a disaster of a sequel.  But it was just as fun as the first. And the teaser thrown in has me hoping for the third installment where the Jaegers invade the enemy's home world. 

Nightveil and the Sorcerer's Eye ( 2010 )
And back to the AC franchise. And I am guessing that  the Nightveil and Garganta movies were supposed to have lead to Femforce movies. But as far as I can tell, that never happened. The first DVD  had a trailer for a movie featuring the character Synn, and included at least one scene shot for that movie. But as far as I can tell, it was never released, either as a DVD or as a streaming video. So basically, this is the third film with the Blue Bulleteer/Nightveil solo series. In the first movie Blue Bulleteer becomes Nightveil. In the second film she is back to being Blue Bulleteer having apparently retired from being Nightveil. In this film she is Nightveil again with no explanation. Both Blue Bulleteer's arch enemy, the Cloak, and Nightveil's arch enemy, Alizarian Crimson, team up. Alizarian Crimson casts a spell against Nightveil which separates her  Nightveil and Blue Bulleteer personas into two different people. Sounds like an interesting premise for a movie, but the ultra low budget keeps it from ever becoming interesting. It all takes place within the same theater house, where all the characters are trapped due to a spell originally cast by Nightveil. So basically, the movie leads to nowhere. Perhaps if Bill Black was given a decent budget, or any budget at all, these movies would be a lot better. as they are, they barely qualify as entertainment.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18935 on: November 12, 2019, 03:27:38 AM »
El Camino - Me and a friend watched this and felt similarly to this as we did to the Deadwood movie: inessential but very enjoyable.  I appreciate that it didn't try to rush a story as the way the Vince Gilligan shows can take their time and breathe (unlike a lot of modern shows that feel more like they are stalling for time).  It's a melancholy and often very dark movie and is great.  Jesse Plemons does an amazing job back in the role of Todd, the world's friendliest monster who adds some extremely dark humour to the film.  The scene where he is driving down the highway i perfect, followed by the slow pan to the passenger seat.  You don't need to see this if you liked the way the show ended, but it is a great send-off to the character of Jesse, even if it is just the
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18936 on: November 14, 2019, 05:49:09 PM »
Since all the Marvel movies are now on Disney+ I can finally start catching up, I'm like 6 years behind.... 

Watched Guardians Of The Galaxy this evening, lots of fun.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18937 on: November 14, 2019, 06:00:31 PM »
I watched The 47 Ronin. If you are expecting an action epic, this isn't your movie. The assassination that the film builds toward is never shown, just the lead up and the fall out. It didn't occur to me till the second half that this was a movie made while Japan was in the Axis by a director who people identified as having socialist tendencies. Between that and not having been steeped in Japanese culture and language beyond anime viewing meant I feel I was missing a lot of subtext. But the text as is was good. A very quiet historical melodrama but quite good. But, uh, don't watch when you're tired, which was the mistake I made in watching part 1 and had to stop a little over half way through (or if you see it as one movie, a quarter way).


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18938 on: November 14, 2019, 08:33:10 PM »
Lady and the Tramp (2019)- It's perfectly fine.  Probably one of the better recent Disney remakes.  Quite a few nice shots though, especially the nighttime scenes.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18939 on: November 15, 2019, 08:45:30 AM »
I watched The 47 Ronin. If you are expecting an action epic, this isn't your movie. The assassination that the film builds toward is never shown, just the lead up and the fall out. It didn't occur to me till the second half that this was a movie made while Japan was in the Axis by a director who people identified as having socialist tendencies. Between that and not having been steeped in Japanese culture and language beyond anime viewing meant I feel I was missing a lot of subtext. But the text as is was good. A very quiet historical melodrama but quite good. But, uh, don't watch when you're tired, which was the mistake I made in watching part 1 and had to stop a little over half way through (or if you see it as one movie, a quarter way).

I fell asleep during this movie too! And I *do not* do that. I expected a Keanu Reeves action movie set in Japan. He's basically a supporting character in, just as you said, a quiet historical melodrama. Which is crazy because it cost them $175M to make. The fact that it only grossed $38M isn't suprising.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18940 on: November 15, 2019, 09:48:25 AM »
We... watched different movies. The one I watched was from 1941, making it very difficult for Reeves to be in it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18941 on: November 15, 2019, 10:27:38 AM »
We... watched different movies. The one I watched was from 1941, making it very difficult for Reeves to be in it.

Are you forgetting his time traveling phonebooth?

The 1941 version was actually a stage play put on film, which is why the raid on the enemy fortress is talked about but never shown.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18942 on: November 15, 2019, 10:57:55 AM »
I'd say it works better here than the stage-to-screen transition of Dracula, great lead performance aside.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18943 on: November 15, 2019, 08:48:18 PM »
Fuzzbucket- Well that was a thing.  On the brighter side, it was rather short.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #18944 on: November 15, 2019, 10:17:18 PM »
We... watched different movies. The one I watched was from 1941, making it very difficult for Reeves to be in it.

That's hilarious. I'm guessing the remake had slightly more action in it.

Fuzzbucket- Well that was a thing.  On the brighter side, it was rather short.
I grew up watching this after taping it off the Disney channel in the 80s. It was always a personal favorite but never really dared bringing up in conversation because, even as a kid, I knew it was way too weird and just not good. The part where Fuzzbucket became visible and you see all his internal organs first was so creepy. Think I'm gonna put that on now.