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Jodorowsky’s Dune was pretty good.

I also liked Dune (1984).

I'm hoping that the new Dune movie will be at least decent.

Eventually, I'll watch El Topo, but I don't know when.

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By the way, if you want to see a weird movie by Alejandro Jodorowsky, check out Santa Sangre (1989).

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the Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_with_the_Dragon_Tattoo_(2009_film)

read the book long ago where the word “coffee” appeared on average every fourth page.
saw the American version and thought it was too ridiculous.
wish i had seen this one first. it is just a little better.

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I saw The Tomorrow War and was pretty disappointed. It was an interesting premise wasted on a terrible script in my opinion. Here is a list of issues I had with it:

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1. The worldwide draft of men and women. This was glossed over as if the governments of the world could just implement this without any backlash. I think civil wars would be fought. After all, who is to say that the future those soldiers came from is the future the world was currently headed toward?

2. Somehow, a bunch of alien monsters without opposable thumbs or any discernible military strategy has defeated not just one, but ALL of the world’s armies. They sure aren’t immune to gunfire or explosions so I just don’t buy them as a global threat.

3. The main character’s scientist daughter (and all the future’s scientists) decided to fight a war they knew they were going to lose to send back a poison to the past. Why not just immediately check the area the aliens are supposed to originate from? Why not have a welcoming committee on standby? And why, WHY would you send back a vial of the poison without instructions on how to make it rather than the formula?

4. The original poison was apparently effective against everything but the queens. That would still make the monsters go extinct! All female monsters = no reproduction = humanity wins. But they spend a lot of time and energy making it work for the female monsters and almost failed to get the poison sent back as a result.

5. Plot armor is a real problem here. Main character falls a really long way into a pool and the impact should have killed him. Water might as well be concrete if you fall from too high up. He suffers no injuries. The monsters were throwing heavy male soldiers around like they were made of straw but somehow the scientist daughter of 133lbs somehow survives being in close proximity to one for long enough for her dad to decide to leave the chopper and come help. Chris Pratt also beats one of them with his fists. Sounds cool on paper. But it’s really stupid when you think about how fast and strong the aliens were shown to be earlier.

6. After discovering the monsters in the original ship (Alien ripoff btw, as another race was transporting them) they decide to inject them with poison one by one NOT starting with the queen rather than just blowing up the ship with the explosives they already had with them!

7. I like Chris Pratt in general but I don’t buy him as a scientist or as a soldier. A better script could probably have made him a more convincing scientist. But I don’t think any script could make Chris Pratt seem like a battle hardened Afghan veteran.

I’m a fan of Yvonne Strahovski and though she was good in this. It’s a shame the movie wasn’t better; I can’t imagine it will jump start her feature film career.

There are more issues but that’s all I’m typing for now.

I’d say if you want to watch an alien invasion movie, Edge of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Live. Die. Repeat.) is a far superior movie

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I also watched an Italian comedy film starring Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer. The title is “Watch Out, We’re Mad” or in Italian “…altrimenti ci arrabbiamo!” which translates to, “….otherwise we get angry!” which is a phrase that appears once in the film.

This movie is just mediocre. It starts out alright but the pacing really drags in places and the slapstick violence near the end is too long and repetitive to be very funny. I watched it because I love the movies “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity is Still My Name” starring the same duo.

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Wrath of Man — Pretty good Movie/Action —- Soundtrack has an Intensity to it —- The movie builds you upward to a very Dismal Finally
After you’ve seen so many action movies not much new stuff to see — I’d watch it again though

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CollectEverything wrote:
I’d say if you want to watch an alien invasion movie, Edge of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Live. Die. Repeat.) is a far superior movie

That was funny!

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chops728 wrote:
Wrath of Man — Pretty good Movie/Action —- Soundtrack has an Intensity to it —- The movie builds you upward to a very Dismal Finally
After you’ve seen so many action movies not much new stuff to see — I’d watch it again though

The action was pretty good and Stathem was was Statheming the heck out of things. I wasn’t as impressed with the plot on this one though and there was one instance of ridiculous plot armor that really bothered me near the end. Overall I’d give Wrath of Man 6.5/10. I like some of Guy Richie’s other films better.
Year Title Score Comment
1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 8.5 This movie is so memorable. Love how the plot points converge
2000 Snatch 8.5 Very similar to LS&TSB in tone and content but plenty of stand out moments of hilarity and action
2002 Swept Away N/A Haven’t seen it, heard it’s awful.
2005 Revolver N/A Haven’t seen it, reviews are very mediocre
2008 RocknRolla 7.0 Something of an origin story which unfortunately has no sequel.
2009 Sherlock Holmes 9 I grew up reading Holmes and this action-oriented adaption doesn’t offend me
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 9 More of the same, it’s still good!
2015 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 9.5 Imagine James Bond split into two more believable (and more likeable) characters
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 7 Another origin not getting a sequel :(. Cool take on a classic story but not for everyone
2019 Aladdin 5.5 Aladdin takes a back seat in his own movie. The animated one is a better watch
2019 The Gentlemen 8.0 A bit dour, but more a return to form for Ritchie. I liked it
2021 Wrath of Man 6.5 Takes itself too seriously. I had trouble connecting with characters. Ridiculous plot armor.

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Lightbringer wrote:
CollectEverything wrote:
I’d say if you want to watch an alien invasion movie, Edge of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Live. Die. Repeat.) is a far superior movie

That was funny!


The movie, or the fact that I recommend it? Silly If you mean the movie then I definitely agree! There was a certain vehicle-related “incident” with Tom Cruises character in particular that was just great Big Smile

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CollectEverything wrote:
There was a certain vehicle-related “incident” with Tom Cruises character in particular that was just great Big Smile

That’s exactly the part that came to mind. LOL

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last night, i watched a quiet place and its sequel. what a steaming pile of dog shit.

how can these possibly have 7.5 and 7.4 on IMDB and 96% and 91% on RT, respectively? mind blowing.

they were unoriginal and uninteresting. and don't get me started on this weaponized hearing aid bs.

wow, let's heroically risk life and limb to get to the radio broadcasting station to hook this hearing aid up so we can save the day. any aliens that happen to be within earshot of the dozens (at most?) of energized radios in range of the station will become moderately annoyed! wow, way to save the day!

also, these creatures can cross solar systems but have trouble crossing a lake?

even ignoring that the movies are dumb as hell, they're also not entertaining. that's my main criticism.

my only conclusion is the ratings are pumped up by the wokes for having a "nontraditional" protagonist. dunno how else to make sense of it.

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I really liked A Quiet Place, and I don't care about movies having a deaf protagonist or not.

It was entertaining and not dumb in the least.

It's one of the best horror movies that has come out in recent years.  :BEER:

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last night, i watched a quiet place and its sequel. what a steaming pile of dog shit.

how can these possibly have 7.5 and 7.4 on IMDB and 96% and 91% on RT, respectively? mind blowing.

they were unoriginal and uninteresting. and don’t get me started on this weaponized hearing aid bs.

wow, let’s heroically risk life and limb to get to the radio broadcasting station to hook this hearing aid up so we can save the day. any aliens that happen to be within earshot of the dozens (at most?) of energized radios in range of the station will become moderately annoyed! wow, way to save the day!

also, these creatures can cross solar systems but have trouble crossing a lake?

even ignoring that the movies are dumb as hell, they’re also not entertaining. that’s my main criticism.

my only conclusion is the ratings are pumped up by the wokes for having a “nontraditional” protagonist. dunno how else to make sense of it.


I saw the first one and that was enough. There were too many illogical things happening in that movie.

- The biggest problem and the one I can’t look past is that apparently you can kill the monsters with a shotgun blast but somehow the military wasn’t able to beat them? If they are soft on the inside then they could be COOKED from the outside in. And heavy impacts will cause internal damage even if you accept that they have a magically invincible shell. These things are incredibly sensitive to sound and nobody NOBODY thought of weaponizing sound against them??

-The second biggest problem was that they didn’t just live next to a source of natural or artificial white noise. If it is safe next to the waterfall, live next to the waterfall for instance.

-Why did the corn act like quicksand? Void collapses are a thing but I think that should be instant not a long and drawn out process.

-You expect me to believe that any child would be able to be silent 24/7 365 days a year? Every single one would be doomed to die and even an adult would likely slip up eventually. Maybe even literally slip, and fall, and ya know make noise?

I liked the premise, and I like that John Krasinski and Emily Blunt made it, but the science fiction elements are just too sloppy for my taste.

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I saw The Final Destination (2009), which I will call Part 4.

It's about as good as Part 2, except the violence is mostly done very poorly.

The violence near the end is pretty good, but not for the rest of the film.

At least Part 4 wasn't boring.

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Lightbringer wrote:
CollectEverything wrote:
There was a certain vehicle-related “incident” with Tom Cruises character in particular that was just great Big Smile

That’s exactly the part that came to mind. LOL

Yea, that and “Maggot!”

and definatly R.I.P. Bill, as turkydance said. I had the pleasure of seeing him at a convention to talk about that movie (“They knew we were coming!”), and also comment on others and his career, and it was great. I will not soon forget that.

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Counterpart (Amazon Prime ) Not a movie but a 2 Season series —- JK Simmons makes this worth watching

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J.K. Simmons is pretty awesome in everything that I've seen him in.  :BEER:

I remember him in Law & Order many years ago.

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In counterpart he plays two versions of himself next to each other —you actually believe it’s two different people ( at least I did)

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True Grit (John Wayne)

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Dr scott Diabolical – Evil Genius wrote:
True Grit (John Wayne)

Have you seen the Jeff Bridges remake? I think I still like the original the best. Some people love that Jeff Bridges remake though. I thought it was a bit bland.

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I think I saw the old True Grit, as well as the remake.

If I remember correctly, I enjoyed both.  :THUMBS-UP:

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raccoon city wrote:

I think I saw the old True Grit, as well as the remake.


If I remember correctly, I enjoyed both.  alt=:" />


They are both good. I just find that the original has more personality and is more memorable. I actually have the nice double-feature bluray set with both movies in it. (Blu-rays are another thing I collect; I have 338 SKUs in my collection)

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thanks for mentioning True Grit.
i have seen both movies as well,
and, as usual, the book is better.
i mean…really better.

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chops728 wrote:
Counterpart (Amazon Prime ) Not a movie but a 2 Season series --- JK Simmons makes this worth watching

 

Counterpart (TV Series 2017–2019) - IMDb

 

 This was a really interesting series . I really liked it .Too bad they sort of ran out of plot . JK Simmons was really good  in it too . I thought  I had already suggested this to raccoon city  in a PM years ago ..

 He never listens to me .. 

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Boaz wrote:

I thought  I had already suggested this to raccoon city  in a PM years ago ..

 He never listens to me .. 

It just goes in one ear and out the other.  :P

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Just watched the first episode of Counterpart. Good so far. Thanks for the suggestions.

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant
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awful.
not scary, sexy, or sad,
but slow, stupid, and silly.

even fast forward did not help.
worst movie we have seen this year.
the only good part was the free rental.

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I got a deal on the 4K Bluray of The Mummy a while back. I was too tired to watch the whole thing but so far it looks amazing. Obviously the effects are still a bit dated but the rest of the film is native 4k. The Mummy itself actually looks pretty cool imo. It’s the scarab beetles that look the worst. (The Dwayne Johnson Scorpion King doesn’t show up till the next movie)

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