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10 Cloverfield Lane.
better than plain old
Cloverfield

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turkeydance wrote:

10 Cloverfield Lane.
better than plain old
Cloverfield

I totally agree on that!

I especially liked John Goodman's performance in 10 Cloverfield Lane.

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First up tonight was “Porno“. Wellp, apparently The God Squad all works together in the same movie theater. LOL Teens(??) who work as ushers, the projectionist, and newly promoted manager, run the theater while the owner promises to come back at midnight and lock up after giving them “movie night” for all the effort they put in.

Given the choice between “Encino Man” and “A League Of Our Own”, they wisely opted for door #3, a Mystery Reel they find in the previously undiscovered basement after some nutty drunk busts through a cheaply-boarded-up wall. Of course, the reel is demonic and conjures up a succubus, who wreaks her own brand of havoc on the crew, one by one.

The rest of the movie is their duking it out with the Dark Forces and getting their friends back. But even despite a few jump-scares, it wasn’t remotely scary. It couldn’t be, Too much camp and silliness for that.

It was kinda silly, but still enjoyable. Each one of the crew fights his personal vice, what tempts each one of them and leads them to their demise, so each situation is different, but still felt repetitive. And yeah, I was checking the time to see how much was left to go, so that wasn’t a good sign.

If you don’t mind silly horror, give it a shot. It ain’t terrible.

 

Next up was “Sketch Artist“, apparently a made-for-teevee movie, but damn it was good. I always liked Jeff Fahey (true story!), and Sean Young as his wife was also a treat. Basically, a fashion-guy gets killed, Drew Barrymore is a witness who practically if not literally bumped into the killer, and Jeff is the sketch-artist who draws the person that Drew saw. Only problem is that she pretty much exactly described his wife!

So after bring framed for the killings (yes, plural now!), Jeff goes on the run and investigates the crimes because no one else seems interested, as he’s their prime suspect.

So trying to stay one step ahead of, well, everyone, and digging up the facts, and clear his name as well as finding the true killers, poor Jeff as his hands full. And we get to watch it all unfold.

Pretty damned good! Everything just flowed, no Stupid Decisions by anyone for the most part, and while you kinda know the who but not the why, it’s fun to try to figure it out right up ‘til when it’s revealed.

Not bad at all for a teevee movie.

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I saw Mirrors (2008).

It's a pretty good horror mystery.

The mystery unfolds a little bit slowly, but I like the movie.

I think the ending is particularly satisfying.

The acting is okay, and the music is excellent.

Kiefer Sutherland, the star of the movie, is not that great of an actor.

He's entertaining to watch, and I love his raspy voice, but he doesn't have much range acting-wise.

The other adult actors in the movie are better actors, by the way.

If do you like Kiefer Sutherland, as I do, you'll probably like this film.

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Re: Splice, definitely a “wtf did I just watch?” movie. Not hard to understand WHAT, really hard to understand WHY if you get my drift.

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Toldja! LOL It could’ve ended on a more sedate note before it just spiralled out of control like that.

 

Gotta say, that one scene I expected something more like out of “Teeth”. Evil

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Yup, “that one scene” is a big part of WHY??? … Teeth omg ‘nuther one of those “that one scene” type of film. Worth seeing just for the face palm moment.

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The Night of the Hunter.
LOVE or HATE the tattoos.

just so you know…i’m posting frequently because i’m recovering
from surgery and the virus risk keeps me home…and i found a free
movie site (we cut the cord long ago)…plus the only movies i post
are those i watch all the way through. some are so bad i can’t last.

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Post #1000!

(At the moment.)

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I took an Intro to Film class in college.

We saw Night of the Hunter in that class.

I did not care for it, and I actually like film noir.

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jf_smm wrote:
Yup, “that one scene” is a big part of WHY??? … Teeth omg ‘nuther one of those “that one scene” type of film. Worth seeing just for the face palm moment.

Given the hormones/pheromones/whatever, could’ve been some “undue influence” at play. Plus, the source of the original human DNA might’ve had something to do with it, another “contributing factor”.

“Teeth” was a hoot, though. LOL

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THE Killer Elite (not Killer Elite).

1. James Caan in orthopedic rehab.
2. bell-bottoms and AMC Pacers.
3. skeet shooting in San Francisco.

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Ugh. I was supposed to get “Manifestation“ (2017, 18min), and instead got “Manifestation“ (2019, 17min). I’m watching the damned thing, speeding up VLC to 1.1×, then 1.2×, then finally a brisk 1.3×, to try to make it go faster and get over with, as I’m still waiting for the haunting/possession/whatever… that never came.

Avoid, avoid, avoid. Boring as Hell. After about 3min of text-stills like a 1920 non-talkie, all it is, is a bald guy with a gun but no shoes, sucking on a bong, going for walks all barefooty, while a human-valium “narrates” what’s rattling around in the guy’s head as well as other abstract rantings.

Oh, and everyone on that planet is walking around with facemasks, only not the corovirus kind. Oh, and then there’s the final shooting-spree and suicide. There, now you’re all caught-up. No need to suffer through actually watching it, as I “took one for the team”.

Definitely a “wtf??” movie.

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Okay, had to cleanse my palate, if not scrub my brain with Brillo™ to get out the stank from the last one, so watched “Oceans: Our Blue Planet“.

Gorgeous scenery and photography. A bit preachy towards the end (anything nature- or climate-related, what do you expect?), but gorgeous nevertheless. Kate Winslet narrated, and Hans Zimmer did some (all?) of the music. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Hell, just the opening few minutes is mesmerising. And it’s only like 45min, probably made for an hour-long spot with commercials, so it flies right by.

It’s courtesy of the Beeb, so you pretty much know it’ll be good.

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Movie night tonight!

 

First up, “Host“. Woohoo, that was a good one! Big Smile

Feeling bored, getting stir-crazy, itchin’ to do something different during the corovirus lockdown? Wellp, do not host a seance over Zoom. You. Will. Be. Sorry.

Unique premise, nice hotties, damned good execution. Of course, you got the necessary jump-scares a la “Paranormal Activity” (despite some elements like the flour bit being lifted right from there), but this was put together so well, they weren’t done in a cheap way.

Highly recommended (similar to “Death Of A Vlogger”.)

 

Next up, “The Last Igloo“. Okay, not quite sure why it was called that, as it was way more than just how to build an igloo. It’s a glimpse into the life of an Inuit hunter in modern-day Greenland. He’s out for the hunt, using traditional methods and quasi-traditional tools. A wooden dog-sled, pulled by real dogs, spear for digging holes in the ice, knife to cut and shape blocks for the igloo (and prep fish for the eatin’), with some modern tools like a rifle (polar-bear country, after all).

Damn, it’s a tough life.

But yeah, he’s one of the few who’s trying to keep tradition alive. Gotta admire his connection with nature, even (or especially) in the inhospitable climes way up north in the arctic.

Another doc from the Beeb, well worth watching.

 

Last up, the classic, “10 To Midnight“. What a great movie! Classic ’80s Cannon flick. Plus, it’s a nod to the recently deceased Wilford Brimley.

Despite the rather high body-count, and copious quantities of red corn-syrup, there’s only implied violence a la Hitchcock, except at the very end. So yeah, I’d say it’s a kid-friendly flick. While Brinson, Eilbacher, and Stevens were all top-shelf in this flick, props to Gene Davis for playing the badguy to perfection.

Classic cat’n‘mouse game, switching off who’s the cat and who’s the mouse several times in the course of the movie. Be sure to hit the can before sitting down to watch, because you don’t want to break the momentum the movie develops, not even for a second.

And who doesn’t love Davis’s little speech at the very end? LOL

One of my faves…

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An oldie but fun
The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!

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First up, “Around The Sun“, which was surprisingly good. I tuned in out of curiosity, but actually enjoyed it.

There are only 2 actors in the entire film (excluding a 5-sec walk-through), set on a French manse. It’s very talky, and just like the phenomenal “Mindwalk“, it’s one of those movies where you have to pay rapt attention and not miss a word, else go back and rewind/replay.

It’s symbolic, almost poetic, and once you figure out the premise (there are clues early on, actually, and the girl explicitly spells it out later if you miss it), it starts making a lot of sense.

I get the feeling that it’s also best to give it a second viewing later on to catch what you missed the first time around, but now knowing “the secret”.

It’s definitely different, but I quite liked it.

 

Next up was “Bad Eggs“, an Aussie flick about 2 coppers from the Zero Tolerance Unit who screw up and are bounced back to being unis, even suffering the indignity of getting pelted with water-balloons by little kids on bikes. LOL

Screwup after screwup haunt them, but they end up right in the middle of a vast corruption conspiracy, and have to comedically fight for their lives as well as their continued freedom.

If the first 5min or so doesn’t have you hooked, there’s something wrong with you. Just that part was a hoot, and some quips and gags in the movie actually had me laffing out loud, which doesn’t happen very often at all.

A few times I had a bit of a hard time with the accents coupled with Aussie slang, but I got the gist of it.

That said, it was a hoot. The flick’s 17yo oldie, but is still a goodie.

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I just watched “Remember The Tight Ones”. Very stimulating!

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myonlyblisss wrote:

I just watched "Remember The Tight Ones". Very stimulating!

Is that an "adult" version of Remember the Titans?

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Caught “The Complex: Lockdown“. Pretty good. Checked the imdb page, only rated 3.1 but it was better than that. It had a videogame vibe to it, and yeh, apparently the movie was based off a videogame “The Complex”.

Pretty good premise: nanites being used to help healing in situ vs having to lug a hospital to Mars for exploration. A gril gets infected with them, starts blowing chunks on the London tube, gets rushed to The Complex, which is where the buggers came from. So how did she get infected with them? And who are the baddies trying to bust their way into the locked-down area? Lots of deceit and treachery going around, no one knows whom to trust, so how do you make it out of a locked-down complex and not trip the biocontainment measures or run into the baddies on the way out?

All in all, it was pretty good, it was paced pretty well, it had decent character development and backstory to put the pieces together, and it Just Worked. Deserved well above the 3.1 hit-ratings.

I would’ve gone with what the infected gril suggested, though, as their ticket out, and not the one they ultimately took. It wasn’t a Stupid Character Decision, though, but an “ethical” one (that didn’t work).

And it showed an important lesson: never ever trust anyone with a man-bun. LOL

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Caught “Zomblies“ (yeah, with a ‘l’ in there). Ugh. It started out pretty good, nice and actiony, and with fast (and smart) zombies. And it was good ‘til just before the end, and then… nothing! No ending.

I mean, there’s “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid” where you know what the ending is without even having to see it, and the why, but this was more like, “Uhhh, we kinda boxed ourselves into a corner, storywise, so let’s abruptly end it so you have to ‘use your imagination’ as to how it ends. Yeah, that’s the ticket!”.

No, no, no, that kind of ending just sucks!

Thankfully, it was only 45min or so, soldier-dewds trying to outrun the zombies, umm, zomblies, mostly escaping back to The Wall™, and back to safety once they hop over it, and then the non-ending.

Skip it, it’s just a bad case of movius interruptus.

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First up was “Seduction Theory“, only 20something minutes of it.

Meh.

Picked it because I haven’t seen Michael Cumpsty in a while, and the flick was short, and it threatened to have some nice scenery in it. Wellp, I didn’t waste too much time.

Basically, a kid’s a bedwetter with “issues” (duh, really?), has a shrink for a father, a hamster-murdering little sister, perhaps overcoddling mother, and, well, no wonder the kid’s f’ed up.

It used some kind of symbolism where the same kid was playing himself in his 20s and 30s and maybe older, “dating” this little chickie who left him in his older years after a brief tryst, etc. And I’m, like, “wtf??”.

Like I said, I only wasted 20something minutes of my time. I’m not sure what was the point of the movie. It wasn’t bad, just confusing.

 

Next up was “Human Nature“, an awesome doc about gene-splicing, CRISPR, curing genetic diseases, and ethical issues about “tweaking” the genome.

It’s technical, but describes things pretty well for the layman. Good graphics illustrating the concepts, too.

And then there’s the human side: the kid with sickle-cell anæmia, the mother whose kid died from a genetic disease, etc., and issues such as whether/not we should “play God” to cure these diseases or even wipe those diseases permanently from the gene-pool, were all explored.

Hey, if you want to get a head start creating minions of Replicants, Übers, and/or Augments, this is the way to go!

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I don’t know how you do it LB. Most movies put me to sleep unless they really grab me early. Everything has been PGed to death to appeal to the largest audience. Takes me two tries to get through most.

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Wellp, when I watch a movie, I intentionally shift my brain to neutral and coast. So I’m easily entertained.

Those movies which grab me early are a special treat… unless they have a sucky ending.

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welp:

nonstandard spelling of well, representing a pronunciation (typically used to convey resignation or disappointment).

 

Also, if Lightbringer says something regarding hundreds or thousands of lemons, he's (probably) talking about lumens.  ;)

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It’s his Irish brogue.

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I know people who actually add the ‘p’ sound when “well” starts the sentence like that.

Just like some people say “Warshington” or “sherbert”, when there aren’t any (extra) ‘r’s to be found.

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just finished

“The Tax Collector”

not the best crime movie, acceptable if you are a fan of the genre. Lots of violence, shootings and blood.

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kind of “snakebit” recently.
the movies i’ve seen this week
are not very good or just plain awful.
here are three examples:

1. In The Blood.
2. Across 110th Street.
3. My Beautiful Laundrette.
(and i like Daniel Day-Lewis)

maybe my luck will change next week.
well, it should since i get to remove my sling.

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