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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:41 pm

Well, Kain and Jelly, you were right. Despite both my PS3 and PS4 being totally up to date, it was the disc trying to connect to the internet and load trailers causing the issue. I feel rather stupid, but I’m glad I figured out the issue. And thankfully a least one of the stores I bought from yesterday was willing to let me return an open disc for a full refund, so I’m not screwed into owning two copies.

Still, that’s really frustrating that I’ll have to disable the internet any time I want to watch this disc. I’ve never had that problem before with any disc, and I have tons of universal BDs.

Ah well, at least I get to finally veg out in happytime dinoland tonight :D

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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:48 pm

How often are you really gonna watch the movie though? Shouldn't be TOO big an inconvenience.

I know for me, the answer would be, "Dear GOD never again. Oh holy sweet merciful Jesus please no."
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby eabaker » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:18 pm

O.Supreme wrote:Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - Surprisingly I had never seen the original before. Of course I've seen the 80's musical remake, even with all it's comedic talent, the film just never resonated with me for some reason. I remember my mom being all excited about it, renting it on VHS once, and never having a desire to see it ever again. But this original film, is a quirky little thing that I think I am more fascinated by it's components more than the film itself. Of course watching it on Amazon Prime via Rifftrax made it a little more palatable. I had no idea this was a Corman film. Also it was colorized for some odd reason, and seeing Jack Nicholson in a very early role was pretty amazing if nothing else. The ending is...odd to say the least, but no surprise considering the source. I will say Rifftrax has allowed me to experience a wide range of schlocky films I otherwise would never have simply on their own.


When the music version came out, my dad made sure to show me the original first so that I'd have context for the adaptation. I think taking them in together (at age 7) really helped me appreciate both.

I have fantasized about making a version myself someday, going for very broad grand guignol comedy.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:08 am

Halloween - Need I say more? 10/10.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby canofhumdingers » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Finally! I know it’s not a “good” movie, but I really enjoy the heck out of this one. It’s a low budget Dino schlockfest reminiscent of all the fun stop-motion/men in suits/reptiles-with-rubber-fins stuff from the 50’s and 60’s but with a much much bigger budget.

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This movie has EVERYTHING! Dinosaurs, pterodactyls, erupting volcanoes, stereotyping galore, evil killer geneto monster, and human hamsterball high dive!

Lol.

And having it fresh in my mind, I couldn’t help and go re-read your list of sins this movie commits, Jelly. Most of them I have no arguement or justification for, but I have a few counter points.

-Why is the guy who respected the animals and identified more with animals than humans and hated the way the dinosaurs were treated in the first movie suddenly being fine with them all dying in the second movie?

He’s not. As exemplified by his actions more than once. Logically he knows it’s probably better that they die and he tries to put on a tough facade. But when it comes to it, he always sides with saving the dinos.

-Who scored this movie? A brachiosaurus farting into a tuba?

Michael Giacchino. He’s done lots of great scores. I thought this one was fine?

-That's not how guns work.

Actually, many will fire underwater. The range is intensely short, but putting the barrel against the glass/plastic and the bullet would likely go through. There’s actually a mythbusters knockoff show I watched recently that tested EXACTLY that (shooting through a car window with the gun and the car underwater) with real guns and real windshields. It CAN work.

-That's not how volcanoes work.

Nope. But it makes for a fun action scene!

-Why would you buy a dinosaur to kill someone if you need a gun to make the dinosaur work? Why not just use a gun?

Yeah that was kinda silly. I get they were basing the idea on the smart bombs of the 90’s (first gulf war) where ground soldiers “painted” the target with a handheld laser while the plane dropped the bomb, but they didn’t really think it through well enough.

-Even $10 million for a dinosaur seems pretty cheap. The investment on the Indo Raptor had to have been in the hundreds of millions range. Selling for $30 million kinda sucks.

I agree with you here. The prices felt WAY too low.

-Did the dinosaur just cry?
Yep.

-Did the dinosaur just wink at the camera?
And smile. Yep.

I guess bottom line is, I just like dinosaur movies. I don’t care if they’re good or bad, as long as I find them fun and entertaining. I mean, for Pete’s sake, I like this movie:

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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:59 pm

This was a Giacchino score?

Jesus crap this movie ruined EVERYTHING.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:01 pm

Fallen Kingdom had that Doug McClure vibe that none of the JP sequels before it managed to reach.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:46 pm

lhb412 wrote:Fallen Kingdom had that Doug McClure vibe that none of the JP sequels before it managed to reach.


I have no idea who Doug McClure is, but if this had his vibe, I don't want to as I don't like being bored during movies.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:16 pm

Hi I'm Doug McClure!
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You may remember me from such films as:
The Land That Time Forgot:
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AND

At the Earth's Core:
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**Yes Doug McClure and Troy Donahue were the real life inspirations for Troy McClure
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby O.Supreme » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:30 pm

Amazon continues to deliver some Rifftrax gems. the most recent being Laser Mission (1989) Featuring Brandon Lee :cry: , and Ernest Borgnine. The film is laughably bad, and features almost zero lasers, despite the films title. The Rifftrax crew kept the laughs coming as there are enemy soldiers from many ethnicities, all with horrible accents.

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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:31 pm

Halloween II - Solid sequel despite issues. 8/10.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby DannyBeane » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:11 am

Last weekend I watch the independent artsy horror thriller Nick Cage film "Mandy" I loved it. It's hauntingly beautiful, like an acid trip. It's a movie lover's film.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:31 am

^ Mandy is already on-demand, but I'm waiting and hoping that the theatrical release will expand to my neck of the woods. Really psyched for this movie.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Gwangi » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:52 pm

Having grown up watching Doug McClure's creature features on the big screen, I could see that vibe, but I find Owen to be less charming than any of Doug's characters.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:14 pm

Halloween 4 - 8/10

Halloween 5 - 5/10
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:41 pm

Upgrade - Jesus, why is it that every cyber punk movie coming out lately has been able to do Ghost in the Shell better than the god damned Ghost in the Shell movie? Clearly it wasn't rocket science! Anyway, this was pretty good although there were a couple of areas I really felt they could have done more with (like when he meets the hacker) and the ending had a nice twist I didn't see coming. An enjoyable film with some good music, so I give it an 8/10.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:23 pm

Upgrade might just be the overlooked gem of the year.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:24 am

The Witch - Not as good as it was the first time I saw it in theaters, but still a pretty solid movie overall. I love how it shows the mental breakdown of the family while making you wonder if it is indeed being caused by the supernatural or if they are just bringing that aspect upon themselves for being such hateful people. Well, maybe hateful isn't the right term, but they're quite dysfunctional. It feels like a Hammer film from the 70s mixed with the psychological aspects of The Shining. I'm sticking to my 8/10 score
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:28 am

lhb412 wrote:Upgrade might just be the overlooked gem of the year.

This is a year that's seeing a lot of smaller stuff be great (Annihilation, Hereditary, Upgrade) while blockbuster fare has been...kinda crap (Uprising, Fallen Kingdom, Solo).

You've obviously got some exceptions on either side of that coin, but the only blockbuster movie in my top 5 right now is Incredibles 2.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:13 pm

Did you forget Black Panther and Infinity War? Those are two of the best movies of the year.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:19 am

Dr Kain wrote:Did you forget Black Panther and Infinity War? Those are two of the best movies of the year.

Black Panther's not even in my top 20. REALLY bad effects (especially in the finale), took way too long to figure out where it was going, wasted a good Andy Serkis performance, extremely un-charismatic main character. It was "fine. Simultaneously a movie where I understand the hype and importance, and yet think is one of the most overrated things in a good long while. 3/5.

Infinity War is just outside my top 5. It's at like...6 or 7. When you REALLY sit back and think about it, it's certainly quite far from perfect. I loved it, so I don't want to belabor its faults, but yeah, it's not up to the level of Annihilation, Hereditary, or Incredibles 2...and I liked Upgrade and A Quiet Place more for being more unique.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:42 am

Recently watched Sion Sono's Tokyo Vampire Hotel :
This could have been a really fun, crazy movie about vampires keeping humans trapped inside a hotel that’s also inside a vampire princess’s vagina who also is inside the hotel and IS the hotel, and the vampires also either faking the apocalypse, or causing the apocalypse or using the inevitability of the apocalypse (the show gives an answer but in a movie you could spin it any way), in order to force the humans to stay inside this hotel that’s also a vagina and also a vampire and also has the vampire whose vagina it is inside it, and force the humans to all have sex with each other and breed so they can have a ready supply of blood and the humans can avoid the apocalypse (or just get tricked into giving away easy blood, depending on the reality of this apocalypse), and the humans rebelling because the principle of being used as livestock essentially...


And it IS that for a few episodes, but then it basically ends in episode 7, and also a couple early ones don’t really have any bearing and also there’s this subplot about a rival group of vampires that doesn’t really go anywhere and also there’s all this stuff about a chosen one that doesn’t add or change much of anything.

So it’s this cool crazy good idea obfuscated by all this half baked crap and given WAY too much padding

Oh yeah...in episode 7 (I think) there’s a big set piece in a hallway and the CGI blood is out of control bad. It’s used at other times too and CGI blood is never good but it’s CRAZY awful in this scene. Meanwhile there’s another scene soaked with SO MUCH real blood that you have to wonder if they used it all there and forgot there were more scenes or something

Somewhat curious to see the theatrical cut, but if the ending is as problematic as the ending of this, then I wouldn't rush.
Really disappointing. It had potential, but Sono just lost it completely at the 3/4 mark.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 pm

i've been keeping up with most of the movies i wanted to see this year. The only things left on my list are 'Creed II' and 'Bad Times at the El Royale'

Rampage and Meg were both a lot of fun for me, but not much else this year jumping out for buying on BD
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:48 pm

klen7 wrote:i've been keeping up with most of the movies i wanted to see this year. The only things left on my list are 'Creed II' and 'Bad Times at the El Royale'

Rampage and Meg were both a lot of fun for me, but not much else this year jumping out for buying on BD

I plan on buying Upgrade and A Quiet Place when I can get them on sale for a decent price (I just honestly really only buy a SMALL handful of movies at anything over $12. Everything goes on sale so often now, and my 'to buy' list is so long, I feel like a sucker paying $19.99). And Infinity War.

Other than that, even though I have other movies I liked better...I don't know how often I'd watch Hereditary to want to buy it...or Won't You Be My Neighborh....or Annihilation. So I'm not THAT far removed from you here, but also, there's stuff I'll buy. Though literally NOTHING that I'm gonna run out and buy IMMEDIATELY like I did for Logan or War for the Planet of the Apes or Skull Island or Wonder Woman or Guardians 2. Infinity War might actually come the closest for that of all of them for me, because I kinda want to watch it again soon. Probably catch a Black Friday sale on it though.
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Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:35 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
Dr Kain wrote:Did you forget Black Panther and Infinity War? Those are two of the best movies of the year.

Black Panther's not even in my top 20. REALLY bad effects (especially in the finale), took way too long to figure out where it was going, wasted a good Andy Serkis performance, extremely un-charismatic main character. It was "fine. Simultaneously a movie where I understand the hype and importance, and yet think is one of the most overrated things in a good long while. 3/5.

Infinity War is just outside my top 5. It's at like...6 or 7. When you REALLY sit back and think about it, it's certainly quite far from perfect. I loved it, so I don't want to belabor its faults, but yeah, it's not up to the level of Annihilation, Hereditary, or Incredibles 2...and I liked Upgrade and A Quiet Place more for being more unique.


And that's funny becasue everything you said how you feel abotu Black Panther is pretty much with how I feel about Annihilation.

I'm just amazed you hated BP that much as I think it may be the second best MCU film to date. It's the only one that has come close to matching The Winter Soldier.
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