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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11145 on: July 10, 2012, 01:00:09 PM »
I think I agree with the sentiment of that review, but I have a hard time reading things where the caps lock is on. I mean I get that the caps lock is the shtick, but it all tends to run on for me, especially when a font is used where it's not easy to see the punctuation.

Hulk's style can be overbearing at times. I sort of lucked out there in that I can vibe with it (there's just something so surreal about the Hulk talking so smart about movies), but for those who prefer things a little quieter, try feeding his stuff through this: http://www.textfixer.com/tools/uppercase-lowercase-text.php


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11146 on: July 11, 2012, 10:37:25 AM »
My in-laws have a vacation cottage about three hours north of Detroit... in the deep depths of rural middle Michigan. It's a nice place on a lake, with a pontoon boat and everything... but for years and years there was no television at all. Well, there was an actual physical television on the premises, but it sort of sometimes got one station in with a weak signal... So about ten years ago, somebody decided to bring a VCR up there... and my in-laws, later joined by other members of the family, started stocking the place with old VHS movies once the DVD revolution was complete. For years, my mother-in-law also happily gobbled up boxes of VHS movies from garage sales for 50 cents a piece or whatever... and eventually, a pretty sizable movie collection was amassed. Over the last couple years, the cottage has seen encroachment from such things as a DVD player, cable television and semi-reliable cell signals.... but the VHS closet is still a great place to visit on a rainy night... so over the eight days or so... I dug up some oldies after my kids had hit the sack...

Clifford
What the actual fuck? The infamous dark comedy, I guess you'd call it that, starring Martin Short as a ten-year old boy with Charles Grodin and Mary Steenbergen playing the uncle and aunt who take him in. Clifford is basically the spawn of Satan and gleefully ruins his Uncle's life throughout the course of the movie. I wouldn't say Clifford completely works as a movie, a lot of jokes fall flat, but both Short and Grodin are quite good given the skullfuck oddness of the material. Short gets a lot of little chuckles just by acting through facial expressions and glances... for the most part keeping Clifford a character that is slightly unsettling but never really uncomfortable to watch. The movie presents an ending that I think is suggesting that the audience should find him sympathetic... and it doesn't really work... but this one is a bizarre ride... still haven't decided if it was worthy of the 90 minutes invested. I'm leaning towards yes, because I have always loved the work of Charles Grodin.

The Good Son
Yea... the Home Alone kid is a calculating, murderous psycho. I had seen this in the theater when it first released and not really sure if I have seen it since.... Either way, I'll generally say that it has held up pretty well. The story is pretty boilerplate stuff in the general sense... Evil person shows up, good person realizes said evil person is evil but nobody else believes him... evil person dies in the end when everybody realizes he is actually evil. What makes the movie stand out is the performance of the child actors, Macauly Culkin and Elijah Wood. Both are quite good, not saying these are Oscar worthy performances or anything... but this is pretty heady stuff for 12 year olds to pull off, but they largely deliver. The final act gets a bit overly cliche, with the climax coming across as a bit... well.. silly. Still, I was largely glued to this one for the entire two hours... a largely forgotten flick that I'm happy to have revisited.

Overboard
Kurt Russell / Goldie Hawn romcom from the 80s.. This one was played in heavy cable rotation when I was a kid... but didn't remember a whole lot about it. The two stars have undeniable onscreen chemistry and Hawn could still look rather stunning for being over 40 years old at the time...Edward Herrmann, Roddy McDowell and a small role from the guy that played the psychiatrist pitch in with some great supporting roles. The story stretches all possible lines of plausibility... but I never really cared... a stupid grin was stuck on my face almost the whole time even if I wasn't laughing out loud a ton. Lightweight fluff, but charming and humorous enough to be enjoyable... another one that I'm glad I revisited.

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Another Kurt Russell movie... This one is a thriller with Ray Liotta as the bad guy. It's really a bad movie, but it's fun watching Liotta channel his inner Gary Busey. His character goes completely unhinged.... and Liotta chews the scenery, shits it out and then chews it up all over again... and it's about the only worthwhile thing the movie has going for it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11147 on: July 11, 2012, 10:52:55 AM »
My in-laws have a vacation cottage about three hours north of Detroit... in the deep depths of rural middle Michigan. It's a nice place on a lake, with a pontoon boat and everything... but for years and years there was no television at all. Well, there was an actual physical television on the premises, but it sort of sometimes got one station in with a weak signal... So about ten years ago, somebody decided to bring a VCR up there... and my in-laws, later joined by other members of the family, started stocking the place with old VHS movies once the DVD revolution was complete. For years, my mother-in-law also happily gobbled up boxes of VHS movies from garage sales for 50 cents a piece or whatever... and eventually, a pretty sizable movie collection was amassed. Over the last couple years, the cottage has seen encroachment from such things as a DVD player, cable television and semi-reliable cell signals.... but the VHS closet is still a great place to visit on a rainy night... so over the eight days or so... I dug up some oldies after my kids had hit the sack...

I love it. God bless your Luddite hearts.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11148 on: July 11, 2012, 11:05:31 AM »
I love it. God bless your Luddite hearts.

Speaking of anti-technology folks... the area has a pretty sizable Amish population... or some flavor of big hat, long sleeve in July wearing, horse buggy driving bearded folks... enough to where many of the stores in the area have a hitching post and/or buggy parking. So a few years back... we're in line at the local Target-type store that's not actually Target but a lower quality rural derivative thereof ... and there is an Amish family in front of us... and they are buying Mountain Dew and Cheetos!!! Now I don't want to sound too upset about this... free country and all that... But churning your own butter and forcing your children to construct picnic tables to sell on the side of the road doesn't exactly jive with Do the Dew... does it?

And for the record... those fucking Amish kids can build a mean picnic table... I mean seriously... we pulled up with our in-laws, they negotiated a price and whatnot... then 10 year old Ezekiel and 11 year old Jeremiah started on the spot... and 2-3 hours later we came back and they had build a brick shithouse of a picnic table. It was amazing. Next time, we'll probably tip them with gummi worms or something.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11149 on: July 11, 2012, 11:28:54 AM »
Now I don't want to sound too upset about this... free country and all that... But churning your own butter and forcing your children to construct picnic tables to sell on the side of the road doesn't exactly jive with Do the Dew... does it?

Well, they need some form of energy to haul all that lumber around. :D
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11150 on: July 11, 2012, 12:25:12 PM »
Clifford rules.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11151 on: July 11, 2012, 01:11:56 PM »
But churning your own butter and forcing your children to construct picnic tables to sell on the side of the road doesn't exactly jive with Do the Dew... does it?
The stricture is against vanity, rather than modern things as people often think,  and really, if you're scarfing down Cheetos with lashings of the Dew in public, it's a fair bet you've little in the way of vanity.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11152 on: July 11, 2012, 01:27:10 PM »
I'd wish you'd stop ruining my humorously irrational prejudices with your knowledge and reason.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11153 on: July 11, 2012, 05:00:53 PM »
Seeking a Friend - Aside from a few funny moments, I thought the film was a relentless downer and bummed me the hell out.  It wasn't bad.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11154 on: July 11, 2012, 11:04:41 PM »
ted

I enjoyed it. It was. . . exactly what you'd think it would be. It was kind of a formulaic buddy comedy, but it was funny. It was Seth MacFarlane: some of the jokes were total misses, but when it was funny, it was REALLY damn funny. Think Family Guy in its first incarnation, but live action.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11155 on: July 12, 2012, 06:55:57 PM »
Singin' In The Rain

Saw this at the movie theater as presented by Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies in honor of the new 60th anniversary Blu Ray release.

Fantastic movie.  Probably my favorite musical ever.  The newly restored version looks incredible with colors so bright and an image so wonderful you would think it was filmed yesterday instead of 60 years ago.  I must have seen this film dozens of times over the years, and it still feels fresh every time I see it.  A really fun time at the movies.  I hope some of you got to go and see it. 

The theater was sold out (or very close to it) with a reverent crowd that sat in silence throughout, only laughing at the funny bits and breaking into raucous applause after certain musical numbers and at the end of the picture.

Fathom just announced that they would be starting a monthly classic film series in conjunction with TCM starting in September.  With the first three months having:
September: The Birds
October : Frankenstein/Bride Of Frankenstein double feature
November : To Kill A Mockingbird

Very cool to be able to go and see classic films on the big screen again, and as a friend of Rifftrax it is cool to patronize other Fathom Events whenever possible!  Speaking of Rifftrax, I was hoping we might see the premiere of the Manos Live trailer tonight in front of Singin' in The Rain, but it was not to be.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11156 on: July 12, 2012, 11:01:16 PM »
I watched Episode IV of Star Wars today... and I still enjoy it immensely. It's amazing how much I still enjoy it despite how much age has changed my personality and tastes.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11157 on: July 13, 2012, 01:09:45 PM »
Overboard
Kurt Russell / Goldie Hawn romcom from the 80s.. This one was played in heavy cable rotation when I was a kid... but didn't remember a whole lot about it. The two stars have undeniable onscreen chemistry and Hawn could still look rather stunning for being over 40 years old at the time...Edward Herrmann, Roddy McDowell and a small role from the guy that played the psychiatrist pitch in with some great supporting roles. The story stretches all possible lines of plausibility... but I never really cared... a stupid grin was stuck on my face almost the whole time even if I wasn't laughing out loud a ton. Lightweight fluff, but charming and humorous enough to be enjoyable... another one that I'm glad I revisited.

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Another Kurt Russell movie... This one is a thriller with Ray Liotta as the bad guy. It's really a bad movie, but it's fun watching Liotta channel his inner Gary Busey. His character goes completely unhinged.... and Liotta chews the scenery, shits it out and then chews it up all over again... and it's about the only worthwhile thing the movie has going for it.


Kurt Russell is the man, wish he would make more movies.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11158 on: July 13, 2012, 03:16:09 PM »
Overboard
Kurt Russell / Goldie Hawn romcom from the 80s.. This one was played in heavy cable rotation when I was a kid... but didn't remember a whole lot about it. The two stars have undeniable onscreen chemistry and Hawn could still look rather stunning for being over 40 years old at the time...Edward Herrmann, Roddy McDowell and a small role from the guy that played the psychiatrist pitch in with some great supporting roles. The story stretches all possible lines of plausibility... but I never really cared... a stupid grin was stuck on my face almost the whole time even if I wasn't laughing out loud a ton. Lightweight fluff, but charming and humorous enough to be enjoyable... another one that I'm glad I revisited.

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Another Kurt Russell movie... This one is a thriller with Ray Liotta as the bad guy. It's really a bad movie, but it's fun watching Liotta channel his inner Gary Busey. His character goes completely unhinged.... and Liotta chews the scenery, shits it out and then chews it up all over again... and it's about the only worthwhile thing the movie has going for it.


Kurt Russell is the man, wish he would make more movies.

I remember my mom had his movie Elvis on tape and would watch it over and over.   And over.  Wore the damn tape out.
Have you seen this Soldier?

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Edit:  Hmm, image was there after I posted it, guess IMDB doesn't like links, I'll just put the title up...
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11159 on: July 13, 2012, 06:46:35 PM »
Highlander: The Source

Almost as bas as Highlander 2.  Felt like Boll made it.
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