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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11550 on: September 09, 2012, 08:50:23 PM »
I last watched Eraserhead. I'm not sure what to think of it. Part of me thinks it's brilliant, the other part thinks it's confusing garbage.

So, a David Lynch film then?

Which part, the brilliant or the garbage part?


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11551 on: September 09, 2012, 08:57:04 PM »
I last watched Eraserhead. I'm not sure what to think of it. Part of me thinks it's brilliant, the other part thinks it's confusing garbage.

So, a David Lynch film then?

Which part, the brilliant or the garbage part?

I lean heavily towards 'garbage' but there are those that would disagree.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11552 on: September 10, 2012, 03:44:15 AM »
Films, films, films, films:

Necromentia is a horror movie about a guy who tortures people for a living - they pay him money to do so - to support his mentally handicapped brother, who sees strange visions urging him to kill himself.  When the brother goes missing, the torturer uses the power of necromancy to try to find him.  Hell is apparently a concrete bunker with poor lighting.  It pretends to something a little like Hellraiser, but doesn't really have the creepiness of that series.  It looks well made, at least.

Day of the Dead - This recent remake from 2008 doesn't really have much in common with its more intelligent and successful predecessor, and is basically just a rote zombie movie trying to ride the wave of Dawn of the Dead's success.  It's all very familiar: a small town is infected with an unknown virus, and the military are called in to quarantine them, but the virus makes people undead killing machines (fast ones) who soon overrun everything and threaten a small bunch of survivors.

The Evil Protege - Weird psychological horror film about a woman who takes in her nephew when his parents die in a car crash only to become super-obsessed with keeping him at home.  When he obtains a girlfriend and scholarship to college, her weird quirks blossom into insane homicidal actions.  It's nicely played, especially by Susan Tyrell as the aunt, but it has some severe lulls in its middle that makes things drag way too much.

Arcade - Charles Band strikes again with this straight to video effort from the early 90s about a deadly virutal reality video game that actually kills those unable to finish the game.  The cast is pure 90s: Megan Ward, Seth Green, AJ Langer, John de Lancie, and the effects are about as believable as those used in Knightmare.  Not without a certain amount of dated charm, though.

Poor Pretty Eddie is, yes, another horror movie about a successful black female jazz singer whose car conks out on her in the rural south, where she has to take up residence in a local hotel until its fixed.  Unfortunately for her, a psychotic Elvis impersonator with delusions of grandeur runs the place along with his middle-aged girlfriend (Shelley Winters, very good) who sees the singer as a way to stardom.  It has some unpleasant moments, but it's nevertheless quite good, with strong performances and a genuinely off-putting, oppressive, atmosphere.

Rolling Vengeance - It's Death Wish.  Only it's Death Wish if instead of shooting people, Charles Bronson built a monster truck to run people down with.  It's pretty silly, but not totally terrible.

Major Movie Star - Jessica Simpson stars in this light comedy about a movie star who after a drunken crisis where she loses all her money and her boyfriend, she decides to enlist in the army.  With HILARIOUS results.  Or maybe not.  It's basically Private Benjamin with a little bit of Stripes thrown in.  I don't think Jessica Simpson is a terrible actress, but she'll need better scripts if she ever wants to be taken seriously.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11553 on: September 10, 2012, 04:02:55 AM »
I last watched Eraserhead. I'm not sure what to think of it. Part of me thinks it's brilliant, the other part thinks it's confusing garbage.

So, a David Lynch film then?

Which part, the brilliant or the garbage part?

I lean heavily towards 'garbage' but there are those that would disagree.

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11554 on: September 10, 2012, 04:07:59 AM »
V/H/S was boring. Basically a "Creepshow"-esque tale of thieves who have to go break into a home to find a specific vhs tape. When the get there, there are tons of tapes, so they have to watch them. There are 4 tales, only the first one is half-way decent.

Definite skip. Record "60 minutes" over V/H/S, Ed Bradley is more entertaining.....
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11555 on: September 10, 2012, 04:23:35 AM »
V/H/S was boring. Basically a "Creepshow"-esque tale of thieves who have to go break into a home to find a specific vhs tape. When the get there, there are tons of tapes, so they have to watch them. There are 4 tales, only the first one is half-way decent.

Definite skip. Record "60 minutes" over V/H/S, Ed Bradley is more entertaining.....
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11556 on: September 10, 2012, 08:27:56 AM »
Casa de mi Padre

Will Ferrell stars in a spanish language movie.  I don't think it did too good in theaters, but I enjoyed it.  Got a kick out of all the obviously fake special effects.  Especially the backdrop paintings.  But then I've always loved Mexican soap operas and movies dipped in gooey cheese.

A Thousand Words

Eddie Murphy is a book agent who won't stop talking.  He eventually makes a connection with a tree (don't ask) and for every word he speaks, the tree loses a leaf.  Once all the leaves are gone he and the tree will die.  Interesting concept, poor execution.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11557 on: September 10, 2012, 09:01:09 AM »
I liked Sucker Punch.  I think it might be because I really like Baz Luhrmann's stuff. 

Thanks for posting that vid, Coragale.  That's a great analysis.  I look forward to part 2.

I really do think that satires of a current culture have a hard time getting praise.  It usually takes a few years for it to sink in (like with Starship Troopers).  I bet in 5 years, people will still be talking about Sucker Punch.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11558 on: September 10, 2012, 12:32:40 PM »
Watch Mission Impossible 3 today. It was alright. Not great. Certainly MUCH better than 2. Not sure about 1, though. I'll have to rewatch it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11559 on: September 10, 2012, 01:11:46 PM »
I never liked Mission Impossible that much. It's alright but overrated.

I'm watching The Funhouse. I know it's socially unacceptable to use the R word, but this movie is retarded.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11560 on: September 10, 2012, 02:04:24 PM »
Starcrash.  Hilariously awful.  The special effects alone are so terrible that they achieve a kind of strange beauty.   The film's plot is so confusing and full of holes that after twenty minutes I gave up trying to understand it.  And the scientific goofs are enough to make Arthur C. Clarke spin in his grave.  Unpressurized torpedoes full of men crashing through space ship windows and not getting sucked out into the vacuum of space.  Escaping neutron stars like it was nothing.  People surviving being frozen by several thousand degrees below absolute zero.  The list goes on.

On the plus side, Caroline Munro was really sexy.  Also the movie's sets, dialogue and acting are so goofy that you can't help but smile at it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11561 on: September 12, 2012, 02:31:57 PM »
I love Starcrash, be perfect for Rifftrax

Chances Are

Cute movie.  A young man (played by Christopher McDonald, an underrated character actor in my opinion) dies and is reincarnated as Robert Downey Jr.  Downey then meets they young man's widow, best friend, and daughter and recovers memories of his past life due to screw up in heaven.  Hard to believe Downey was big into drugs at this time.   

I remember my mom loving it when it came out.  I think it still holds up pretty good.

Once Bitten

A pre-fame Jim Carrey is a young man who just wants some action.  He loves his girlfriend but peer pressure takes him to a bar where he hooks up with a vampire.  She must bite a virgin in the thigh three times before Halloween to maintain her youthful appearance.  Jim meanwhile, is turning into a vampire.  And I must say he looks pretty good.

It's cheesy, but I was entertained.  Especially enjoy the sequence where the three main characters break into a spontaneous dance over our hero.  The centuries old vampire loses to the human girl.  Who would have thunk?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11562 on: September 12, 2012, 10:34:48 PM »
Absolutely one of my favorites of all time, Real Steel. The first time I saw it, I was in a cheap theater with my uncle, and they couldn't get the film to focus. It was like I was squinting at the film the entire time. Even through that, the movie got me. I rented it from Netflix, because I wanted to make sure that it was still fit for my Shelf, and GOD is it good. It's a simple movie, with a simple plot. It doesn't attempt to be anything more than it is. It's a classic underdog story combined with a father/son story. They don't overdo the romance, just hinting at it, because that's not the story. I've seen too many movies where romance is made out to be a big thing for the story, but the plot could do without it. They develop the characters well, and the kid who plays Max is AWESOME. Hugh Jackman is wonderful.

Friggin' LOVE that movie. If you've never seen it, watch it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11563 on: September 12, 2012, 11:44:51 PM »
Absolutely one of my favorites of all time, Real Steel.

I wouldn't call it a favorite of mine, but I agree with what you like about it.  And since they used a lot of real props instead of CGI it looks great too, especially on Blu-Ray.  It certainly doesn't deserve the hate it seems to get.

There's a sequel announced but not production info on it.  Not sure how I feel about a sequel, feels like all they could do is ruin the story by extending it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #11564 on: September 13, 2012, 12:04:05 AM »
Modern Romance

We've watched a few Albert Brooks movies over the last couple of months - Really loved them too. Defending Your Life, Lost in America and now this one. LiA was probably my favourite, but still they are all fantastic. Modern Romance was particularly funny while seemingly not really having much in the way of jokes.

Anyway, Brooks makes wonderful and difficult to predict movies. I recommend any of those three films.
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