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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:14 pm

The FIrst Purge - Well, at least it was better than the third movie, though that isn't saying much. It was pretty generic, went as you would expect it to go, but at least the last 15 minutes were cool. Though, if this movie cut down on some of the slow motion scenes, it would probably be like an hour long. None of the "plot" made any sense and it's pretty lame that they went the route of, "Oh, well since no one is actually going anything violent except one guy, let's send in mercs to spice things up." So friggin stupid. Still, it could have been worse, so I will let it slide with a 6/10.

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Me - Nothing wil be worse than Red Sparrow in 2018.

Gotti - Hold my beer.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:05 am

I didn't care for the First Purge. So far, the only Purge movie that hasn't been a disappointment was the second one. I'm pretty much out on the series.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:34 am

jellydonut25 wrote:I didn't care for the First Purge. So far, the only Purge movie that hasn't been a disappointment was the second one. I'm pretty much out on the series.


Agreed, as it was the only one that truly felt like it knew what it was trying to be.

As for being out, since I do top 10 good and bad lists for my channel at the end of each year, I will probably continue to borrow them from the library.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:25 am

Revenge

This is a new one I'd been meaning to see. Starts out with a handsome rich fella bringing a this young hot girl, Jen, to his secluded villa in the desert. His two hunting buddies show up and the next day one of them rapes Jen. When rich guy shows up soon after he finds Jen inconsolable and soon decides it's best if she doesn't leave the desert. She's left for dead, but instead of dying she undergoes a kind of spiritual and physical transformation (nothing supernatural, but we do have some peyote-induced supernatural imagery) into, basically, the heroic flipside of a slasher villian: stalking the three men.

Nice title, but really everything she does is as much self defence as 'revenge.'

This is a gorgeously shot movie, and offers some really amazing action and suspense - not to mention wince-inducing gore. Like with Upgrade (also this year) this is the kind of movie folks say they don't make anymore. If movies like the original Mad Max are your thing you've gotta see Revenge.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:35 am

I wasn't super keen on Revenge at first, but there's a certain point where you ultimately realize you are watching an exploitation movie and the rules of reality aren't at all meant to apply and it becomes so crazy and insane that I felt like I understood what it was going for and was on board.

I'll be curious to see how the first 30 minutes or so (maybe it was more like 45 before the drug-induced scene of awesome happened) hold up given me knowing where it leads when I ultimately re-watch the movie at some point.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:36 pm

^ everything I have heard about it sounds like another remake of 'I Spit on Your Grave' - its been getting good buzz, but rape scenes in movies really put me in a sour mood so I doubt I will ever watch it.

Overlord - So this was a crazy, fun, good time at the theater. It has more than a couple places where i question the logic, but the whole-hearted embrace of the concept really just makes you smile. It's plenty gory with a few jump scares, but it's briskly paced and delightful in it's execution. I might rate this above Upgrade at the end of the year just because of the fun factor. Really the only disappointment for me was no post credit scene.. i guess i was hoping for some sequel bait, but it's certainly open to a sequel if it does well... that said it was opening weekend and it was being shown in the small auditorium at my local theater (the smaller screening room where art house flicks and stuff in it's 7th week typically show...) There were less than 25 of us at the screening and strangely most of the audience was older than me, which is something that never happens anymore. I really love these B-movies getting A-level treatment, so i hope this risk works out for them

Suburbicon - A Coen Brothers comedy directed by someone other than the Coen Brothers...George Clooney. In a lot of ways it feels exactly like that. The comedy is very much Coen Brothers but the execution is not. It's definitely not a Hollywood flick, which keeps you engaged. I laughed, the Mrs did not. If you're a fan of the Coen''s offbeat and dark comedy, you'll find something to enjoy here for sure, if you aren't or don't know I am talking about this movie will leave you confused or frustrated
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:53 pm

klen7 wrote:^ everything I have heard about it sounds like another remake of 'I Spit on Your Grave' - its been getting good buzz, but rape scenes in movies really put me in a sour mood so I doubt I will ever watch it.


I don't like 'em either, but that's the one thing in the movie that's not shown explicitly.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby UltraDada72 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:13 am

lhb412 wrote:^
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I also think the biggest weakness of Halloween '18 is the awkwardness of doing away with the sibling relationship and making Michael's targeting of Laurie in the original seemingly random (understandable, and the preferred way to view that first film) while at the same time making it a Michael vs. Laurie movie (also totally understandable). I think they pulled it off about as well as could be managed, considering. The evil doctor could be seen as a stand-in for the audience/fans/filmmakers: forcing his own expectations of what can and should happen onto the plot.


Liquid Sky

Whoa, Nelly! This is an interesting one. It's about... err, an alien that kills everyone an aspiring fashion model named Margaret has sex with. Sounds like either a porn or a grimy exploitation piece, right? Well, that's not really this movie at all. This is a low budget, arty, experimental film set in the early '80s New Wave/Punk scene just as much about drug use as the horror elements. It seems really authentic. Like, I haven't read about the film's creation but a lot of these people just seem like actual people from the scene placed in front of the camera. Perhaps the most famous thing about the movie is that Anne Carlisle plays both Maragret and her rival, a male model named Jimmy.

This is a bit like watching Obayashi's House. Not that the movies are too similar apart from purposely rudimentary special effects, but it's that both feel like no other films you've ever seen or will see, and if you need any more encouragement to see the movie: it was the highest grossing independent film in the US in 1983. That's gotta amount for something, right?


Liquid Sky is one of my favorite films of all time.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:07 pm

Wreck It Ralph - I haven't watched this one since it was in theaters, but it is still so damn good. It is hands down the best video game related movie ever. The jokes hit, the easter eggs are plentiful and delicious, and it's just an incredibly fun movie as a whole. The only downside is that it does follow the normal tropes movies like this play out, which is a shame, but at least it does it with finese. A 9/10.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:23 am

BlacKkKlansman - very good, very powerful movie that aims a little higher than it can quite reach.

The story itself kind of sets itself up as one that can't quite hit the lofty high of "address all the racial issues in America that have lingered since....forever" because it's the story of making a FOOL out of the KKK. While that plays well, and definitely for some laughs, it also undermines the severity of the issues. A little bit. Lee does good job of making the situation seem severe, but by portraying the dangerous rhetoric of the KKK as thought of by a goober who can get duped by a black man, it undermines the situation a tad.

Then there's the ending, which for me is where the movie loses most of its "points" in my star-rating. That Ron's life becomes this sort of wish-fulfillment scenario is a bit too neat and tidy a bow. He exposed white people in a white populace and suddenly is a hero among them all? It's a bit too much...and then the very very ending is...just exploitative, and honestly unnecessary, it also rather firmly dates the film, which is unfortunate because the themes and issues are universal and won't be over just because this movie came out and brought them to people's attention...especially because this movie wasn't seen by a lot of people for various reasons (not the least of which being "Spike Lee sucks").

Still, it's a very entertaining ride during its run time proper, and is filled with a lot of tension and good characters, so it's well-worth a watch. WELL-WORTH.
I just don't know that it's worth a RE-watch, because that ending is a bit of a bummer.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:44 pm

Hotel Artemis - Everyone kind of dismissed this before it had a chance, and I get why, but it was also decently fun. 3/5.

Alpha - aka A Boy and His Dog 2018. Starts BAD, gets better. Winds up being okay. 3/5.

The Predator - The dogs have Predator heads and then one gets brain damage and spends the rest of the movie puking up grenades and running into stuff while everyone calls him a "r*tard". This ACTUALLY HAPPENS in a movie made in 2018. 1/5.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:29 pm

One of the things I liked about BlackkKlansman is how it shows both sides in the wrong at times with their way of thinking.
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