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Bwana wrote:
The Crawling Eye – from 1958

Awesome! And don’t forget “Fiend Without A Face”!

You’ll never view raspberry jam the same way again. LOL

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oh yeah.
FWAF
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I liked Akira and Beetlejuice a lot.  :BEER:

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I GIVE UP!!!! The Godfather Part III is not worth it. Part 1 and 2 were good but 3 is a slog and I’m never going to bother finishing it.

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I just started watching David Breashear’s Mount Everest film and just seeing him step up the very beginning of the film’s tiny col, whoa I realize I’m no better than dog poop. My treks in the local mountains is literally a heavenly down slope warm, cozy meadows picnic! Seated! Great film obviously: the first one that made me immediately understand to stay as far away from Tibet as possible! Tired

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Down To The Sea In Ships .

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Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

Hilarious! This movie is the antithesis of John Wick. It’s a glorious example of what can happen when you completely ignore the confines of realism and follow the rule-of-cool instead. The plot is rather simple with any complexity coming from issues in conveying the story rather than the story itself. But the silly action scenes are a blast to watch. This film just looks nice as well. Their is a bit of a yellow filter but overall the colors are vibrant and the camera shots are clear. And a lot of these actors/actresses were also at peak eye-candy moments in their careers.

If the visuals were mediocre, the action flat, and the actors lacked appeal and charisma this movie would be 4/10 or 5/10. But this movie isn’t missing those things and I would give it 6.8/10

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CollectEverything wrote:
I still think Akira looks amazing. The new 3D animation has no personality in some instances. Disney’s Luca is a good example of using animation the wrong way in my opinion. Instead of using the medium to create something fantastic, they used it to create the most bland an inoffensive content known to man. I’m not saying Disney should make movies like Akira for kids by the way, I’m just talking about art-styles here.
I agree. The artistry & imagination of Akira is so engaging. Really wonderfully done. Have you also seen “Spirited Away”? It’s very weird, far more mellow in comparison to Akira, but also incredibly imaginative.
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I GIVE UP!!!! The Godfather Part III is not worth it. Part 1 and 2 were good but 3 is a slog and I’m never going to bother finishing it.
Part One was so groundbreaking in so many respects. A true masterpiece. It killed at the box office. Part Two wasn’t quite as good, but it was still amazing in its own right. Part Three… ugh. I agree. It fell so far below the other two. Kind of an insult to them.
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I thought G1 was good but G2 was even better? “Rare case where the sequel is better’n the original”, and all that, no?

Never saw any of the G series, nor “The Goodfellas”, “The Sopranos”, or any of those types of movies/serieses, strangely enough. Was never interested…

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Lightbringer wrote:
I thought G1 was good but G2 was even better? “Rare case where the sequel is better’n the original”, and all that, no?

Never saw any of the G series, nor “The Goodfellas”, “The Sopranos”, or any of those types of movies/serieses, strangely enough. Was never interested…


Idk about G1 vs G2 they are both good and G2 wouldn’t be good without all the setup from G1.

TBH, I was partially motivated to watch the Godfather movies so that I would understand the references better. (It’s always being parodied) The first two were good watches if a bit slow.

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agree…there are certain movies (and books and TV shows) which are referenced often enough
in other ways to make them required viewing in order to fully understand the implications.

the Godfather is certainly one of them.

there are lots of movies which i have never seen that fall into that category:
The Birth of a Nation, The Seventh Seal, and Anchorman/The Big Lebowski
(Anchorman might be the most quoted “modern” movie).

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turkeydance wrote:
agree…there are certain movies (and books and TV shows) which are referenced often enough
in other ways to make them required viewing in order to fully understand the implications.

the Godfather is certainly one of them.

there are lots of movies which i have never seen that fall into that category:
The Birth of a Nation, The Seventh Seal, and Anchorman/The Big Lebowski
(Anchorman might be the most quoted “modern” movie).


I had a roommate once who was an avid watcher of Family Guy. One day he was watching their Star Wars parody and laughing uproariously. Naturally I assumed he had seen Star Wars and made a comment about whatever scene was being parodied. Turns out he had never seen a Star Wars movie. What the hell was he laughing at? I can only assume that Herbert being a pervert was enough to transform it into high comedy. Facepalm

(btw I did NOT choose this roommate)

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I saw Halloween Kills (2021).

It's good, but not great.

The acting is very good for a horror film.

The music is excellent.

The movie is entertaining, but not overly so.

To fully understand the plot, you should watch Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018) first.

This movie picks up right after the 2018 movie, so conveniently the filmmakers didn't have to address the epidemic.

The 2018 film is better, but this one is pretty good.

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Rented Free Guy (2021) for $6.

Basically, I want my $6 and 2 hrs of my life back.

SPOILERS
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The main conflict in the real world of this movie is that the AI code for the game was stolen from a couple of genius developers by Mean Game Company.

The main conflict in the game world is that there is true artificial intelligence on the server that will be ended if the CEO of Mean Gaming Company shuts down the server (to hide the fact that he stole the code, even though the code probably exists somewhere besides those servers)

  • Apparently the stolen AI code isn’t just in the game. They also kept the old map from the originally planned game and the new map exists right next to the old one. As in, if you no-clip out-of-bounds the old map is accessible. Idiotic. No way would that be left in.
  • A random gamer found this original map and clipped (a video of) it. That part makes sense, gamers find exploits and easter eggs all the time. What doesn’t make sense is that his video clip of finding it is stored ingame. And it can be physically stolen by other players ingame. WTF?
  • It is established that there is no way to kiss another player character. (no mechanics, no controls) Ryan Reynold’s character is able to kiss a player because he is part of the game and he has complete control over his avatar. Later in the film, a player character kisses him despite having no way of making that happen.
  • In this movie, destroying physical servers destroys chunks of the game world as if each server only supports one section of the world ingame. I don’t think any game has ever been designed like that or ever will be.
  • Resetting the server should reset everything back to its original state but somehow Ryan Reynold’s character, an NPC, retains memories from before the reset. This should have been explained somehow instead of glossed over. Maybe by stealing Player Character status he got access to save files that an NPC would not have had? Otherwise it makes no sense. Either way it was bad writing though because the outcome was so predictable. Of course the protagonist remembered everything. >_>
  • Towards the end there are several rapid-fire references. Two Marvel and one Star Wars. You know, in case you forgot you were watching a product that Disney owns. Wouldn’t want to become immersed in the movie or anything…
  • It seems as though someone decided this movie’s game-world should be a metaphor for how they see America (or the world). In other words, there is over-the-top violence happening all the time and NPCs act like this is normal. This is not very accurate considering that NPCs having realistic reactions is considered a base feature of any open world game.
  • In the movie’s game world, there don’t seem to be any objectives besides violent ones despite this being an open-world experience. So we have a movie about gaming written for people who don’t play games giving them the idea that open world games like GTA have no objectives besides robbery and murder. Great. _
  • Disney wants to have everything both ways. This movie is full of flashy gun violence but it’s also clear they want to tell the audience that guns are scary and bad. Hypocrites! If you’re going to try to undermine my Second Amendment rights then at least be consistent.

In conclusion, if more time was spent on writing the story so that it made sense, and less time trying to tell people how to think, it could have been a decent movie. More time definitely should have been given to the ramifications of having just created actual artificial intelligence!

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A great way for Harry Dean Stanton to bow out of his long career. Also stars: David Lynch, James Darren, Tom Skerritt, Barry Shabaka Henley, Ron Livingston, Beth Grant, and Ed Begley, Jr.

You’ll like this quiet drama a lot, if you like movies populated with characters who act and talk like real people, and that deal with existential questions about life in a realistic way. This was the first movie in which a talented, long-time actor, John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Jackie, Gothika, Beautiful Girls, Guthrie Theater company), tried his hand at directing – and I hope he is able to direct more movies that are this charming and ring this true for many of us.

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It may be too late to ask this, but why does this thread, and the “Which TV show did you watch lastֻ” have a kubutz on the t in last?

The OP (kreisler) hasn’t been here for 7 years, and the OP of the tv show thread (2A) hasn’t been around for over 4 months, and they might be the only ones that know.

My Hebrew is, well, non-existent, so if it’s some subtle joke, I’m hoping somebody will explain it to me.

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“The Forgotten Battle” on Netflix.

It’s a Dutch World War II war movie. Quite well done.

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Saw the new Dune. I have to disagree with TurkeyDance, however:

I did read the book, so there were some things I expected, and pretty much did see.
The worms DID do something, granted however some of it was implied, there were only a few scenes, and one of those was at the end that you had to “not blink” or you’d miss it, and if you didn’t know what it was, you may not realize what was happening. (trying not to spoil anything here Silly )

Also, bear in mind that this is a multi-part story, and this is part 1. It’s supposed to be two parts/two movies.

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azj wrote:
Saw the new Dune. I have to disagree with TurkeyDance, however:

I did read the book, so there were some things I expected, and pretty much did see.
The worms DID do something, granted however some of it was implied, there were only a few scenes, and one of those was at the end that you had to “not blink” or you’d miss it, and if you didn’t know what it was, you may not realize what was happening. (trying not to spoil anything here Silly )

Also, bear in mind that this is a multi-part story, and this is part 1. It’s supposed to be two parts/two movies.

I’m gonna give that movie a fair chance because I liked Blade Runner 2049 and I want to make sure large scale sci-fi movies (that aren’t already established franchises) continue to get greenlit. I’ve heard it is a solid first-half of a movie. Fingers crossed that the second half gets made.

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I saw Dune (2021), which is a Part One of a remake of Dune (1984).

The acting is excellent, and the music is pretty good.

The movie is moderately entertaining, but also kinda slow and boring.

The 1984 film is quite a bit better, and the sandworms are more impressive in the 1984 version.

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Racoon city,

Based on your opinion alone, I think it sucks that a film released 37 years later had less impressive sandworms. I’ve always thought the sandworms from the ’84 film were impressive the way they were shown in both the training scene and the actual climatic attack scenes. Thanks for a heads up on the 2 part film tidbit.

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I should add that the graphics of the 2021 film are better for everything except how impressive the sandworms look.

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raccoon city wrote:

I saw Dune (2021), which is a Part One of a remake of Dune (1984).


The acting is excellent, and the music is pretty good.


The movie is moderately entertaining, but also kinda slow and boring.


The 1984 film is quite a bit better, and the sandworms are more impressive in the 1984 version.


I just wanted to point out that Dune 2021 is not a remake of the 1984 film. It is a re-adaption of the book. If your expectations are based on what the 1984 movie was it makes sense that you would be disappointed.

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CollectEverything wrote:

I just wanted to point out that Dune 2021 is not a remake of the 1984 film. It is a re-adaption of the book. If your expectations are based on what the 1984 movie was it makes sense that you would be disappointed.

Fine, it's a new adaption, not a remake.

Though both movies are adaptions of the same book/s, and many of the scenes are extremely similar.

The two movies are so similar, it seems like the 2021 version is Part One of a remake of the 1984 version.

My expectations were NOT based on what the 1984 movie was, but I was disappointed nonetheless.

I actually liked the 1984 movie, but I did not like the 2021 movie.

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raccoon city wrote:

CollectEverything wrote:

I just wanted to point out that Dune 2021 is not a remake of the 1984 film. It is a re-adaption of the book. If your expectations are based on what the 1984 movie was it makes sense that you would be disappointed.


Fine, it’s a new adaption, not a remake.


Though both movies are adaptions of the same book/s, and many of the scenes are extremely similar.


The two movies are so similar, it seems like the 2021 version is Part One of a remake of the 1984 version.


My expectations were NOT based on what the 1984 movie was, but I was disappointed nonetheless.


I actually liked the 1984 movie, but I did not like the 2021 movie.


I haven’t read the book or watched the movies yet. I have impressions of the first film based off of seeing clips of various scenes and I have been asking people about the book.
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No humor to speak of, really. It was a very slow and convoluted book. You really have to let it “sink in.” I stopped and started over about 3 times until it finally “clicked.” But it was worth it. Sand worms are definitely mentioned and feature prominently at times, but they don’t consume the book. It’s mostly about Paul Atreides, Muad’dib.

So my impression is that the director of the 1984 adaption “Hollywoodized” the story to ensure that it would be successful at the box office. The new director seems to want to be more faithful to the source material, but he has taken a horrible risk. By faithfully adapting a slow(er) book and ONLY THE FIRST HALF he may have doomed any chances he had of getting the second half made. He probably should have stuck to his guns like Peter Jackson and shopped around for a studio that would fund both parts simultaneously as a single production. This is like if Peter Jackson got greenlit for just The Fellowship of the Ring and he then proceeded to make a 2.5 hr movie that skipped nothing in the book (old forest, Tom Bombadil, barrow downs, etc) but the 2.5 hr movie only got the characters to Rivendell. (Although to be fair to LotR there would still be some action in that first half!)

At this point if you have seen Dune 2021 I think you’ve basically seen half of a 5 hr movie with no concessions made to book-end the parts. It’s no surprise to me that the 1984 is currently a better overall experience. Hopefully the second part of Dune 2021 exonerates the first half but maybe it wont. Maybe the director of the 1984 film was just being realistic and Dune-the-book is just not structured correctly to be made into a blockbuster movie. Anyway, I’ll watch Dune 2021 soon and we’ll see if my outlook changes at all.

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From what I’ve read, the sandworms should be seen much more in part 2, assuming it gets made. Hopefully everyone will be much less disappointed with them then…

I was hoping for more of them in part 1, but I’m cautiously optimistic.

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I think “Dune” might’ve been better if Samuel Jackson did it instead of Peter Jackson.

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I saw Don't Breathe 2 (2021).

The acting is great for a horror film.

The music is excellent.

The first movie is superb, but this sequel is pretty good.

I'd say it's a worthy sequel.

It's worth at least one viewing.

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We just watched The Many Saints of Newark. This is the prequel of The Sopranos. Very dark, maybe to represent earlier times. I’d give it a 8.

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The Florida Project is generally rated so well… but I was so bored to tears, I had to bail on it.

Red Rock West” was OK… so very, very dated (1993). Dennis Hopper was pretty much the same as Frank Booth from Blue Velvet seven years earlier, just without the gas. Generally, not a bad movie… but one of those “can’t think of anything to watch on a rainy day” kind of flick.

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