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Old 06-19-17, 09:01 PM   #10226
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Re: Last BD (or, unrealistically, HD DVD) you watched?

Watched Howard the Duck this evening. What a silly-assed movie, but I don't feel like I wasted 2 hours of my life watching it...


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Was hoping this would have been some kind of lost, under the radar thriller. It mostly played like a lower rent, murderous version of Thomas Crown Affair- where a mastermind orchestrates the movements of a disparate group of people all working to achieve one end. The morality is as murky as Geoffrey Unsworth's typically diffused cinematography, which made it impossible to find someone to root for and consequently, kind of a slog.
Fortunately most of it is redeemed by a truly satisfying and fitting ending.



Didn't leave much of an impression back in '88 when I saw it at the theater, but I enjoyed it well enough last night. It's lesser Demme, but still well staged and entertaining.
Probably the biggest kick I got out of it was seeing the last three names on the opening credits- Charles Napier, Al Lewis, Tracey Walter. The first and last have pretty amusing one scene cameos, while Lewis plays it completely straight in his bit. Was surpsied to see Joe Spinell have a nano second, non speaking cameo during the montage that plays over the end credits.
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Old 06-20-17, 08:15 PM   #10228
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Watched the Director's Cut of The Lawnmower Man this evening...


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Old 06-21-17, 05:03 AM   #10229
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Excellent costume/ court intrigue drama with a literate script and sensational location production value as is typical of Fox's efforts from the era. Welles makes for a spectacular villain- even better here as a young, handsome Cesare Borgia oozing menace than as the caricatured heavy in Touch Of Evil. Really makes me eager to check out Chimes At Midnight now. Powers swashbucklers are always entertaining, and this one is right up there with Mark Of Zorro, imo. Probably the most completely satisfying movies I've watched in several weeks. Great support from Everett Sloane and the lovely and saintly Wanda Hendrix.
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Watched Horns this evening.
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Old 06-24-17, 04:23 AM   #10232
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I had taken this off my list to rent after all the mediocre reviews I heard from fellow members. But yesterday I was at Family Video and the trailer came on their in store TV. So I succumbed to the lure that is Jennifer Anniston, Kate McKinnon and Olivia Munn and got it. It wasn't quite as bad for me but I will agree it wasn't a great movie. Part of it is with the level of talent you have to go in expecting quite a bit and it just doesn't deliver. There were several chuckles but this should have been a laugh riot and it wasn't. Pretty much every one of these actors I find hilarious in other various roles but this was pretty lackluster.
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Old 06-24-17, 09:15 AM   #10234
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Got a little stoned and popped this in:



Made the movie seem even more dream like, which was cool.
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Old 06-24-17, 06:11 PM   #10235
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I want to see Office Christmas Party but Netflix always skips it even when it is #1 in my que though it is supposedly on "Short Wait since March.


As a straight male I admit Pacino and De Niro looked great in this movie.


Some typical Pacino chewing the scenery moments mixed in as well lol.

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Old 06-24-17, 06:55 PM   #10236
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I want to see Office Christmas Party but Netflix always skips it even when it is #1 in my que though it is supposedly on "Short Wait since March.
From the outtakes, I think they had a hell of a time making this film. Too bad all that talent didn't translate to the screen. Definitely worth a rental if you like the people.
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The Accidental Tourist...very well done and better than I expected. Didn't know much about story, but very Kasdan. Very stilted, uncomfortable dialogue. Really enjoyed. Not sure Davis was Oscar worthy performance, but she was very good. Quirky a bit by solid script and nice story.
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From the outtakes, I think they had a hell of a time making this film. Too bad all that talent didn't translate to the screen. Definitely worth a rental if you like the people.
I agree. More serious than slapstick comedy. It was just under ok.
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Dear mods,
I think we should make it a rule that with every movie watched should be a few words said about movie. Even liked or disliked. I'm always curious and some post titles and that's it. I'm interested...

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Old 06-25-17, 03:57 AM   #10240
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Maybe but some movies are so bland or boring and not worth talking about.

Nothing really exciting here

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I think we should make it a rule that with every movie watched should be a few words said about movie. Even liked or disliked. I'm always curious and some post titles and that's it. I'm interested...

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I've said that numerous times. Doesn't take long to type bland and boring if that's what it is.
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Old 06-25-17, 09:02 AM   #10242
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Talk of the reboot got me to watch this again.



Kind of a goofy fantasy take on the Great Wall of China that is there to defend against monsters. Interesting technology given the time it's set in.
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Talk of the reboot got me to watch this again...
Seriously? They are going to attempt a second reboot? I hope Marvel is involved this time. But even "Spider-man: Homecoming" isn't something I am chomping at the bit to see... Put them in the marvel Universe but please don't give us yet another lame origin story!
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I want to see Office Christmas Party but Netflix always skips it even when it is #1 in my que though it is supposedly on "Short Wait since March.


As a straight male I admit Pacino and De Niro looked great in this movie.


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I was in a mood for music... My attention span wasn't there to sit through a movie. That's why I love concerts. I can sit and watch and then get up and not feel like I have to be glued to my seat...the visual is nice but the music is the primary interest. For quite some time, the disc "Concert for George" was something I was very sad I was unable to acquire at a decent price. I came close to buying a used DVD copy on a number of occasions. However, one day a few months back I went to the CD Universe website and they had it in stock and brand new for $18.99! That was an amazing thing considering what it would cost via Amazon or Ebay to purchase this OOP Rhino disc. I also recently picked up the long OOP Image release, "Roy Orbison: Black and White Night" at Zia Record Exchange. It looks and sounds terrific so I won't be purchasing the 30th Anniversary Edition which was recently released. I also prefer the original packaging.

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Kung Fu Yoga (2017):


Jackie Chan's last movie. Bought the DVD from my recent trip to Asia. Kind of a goofy action-comedy-fantasy. The girls in this movie are gorgeous. 2 stunning Indian actresses and the Chinese actresses are all hot.

Some really weird CGI in this movie.





Go Lala Go 2 (2015)

Also bought the BD of this from my trip to Asia. Really liked this movie a lot. It's a sweet romantic comedy about a young 30-something career woman who pretends to be the VP of her company while her boss is out injured to help lure a huge client. She ends up in sort of a love triangle with her current boyfriend and the new client who falls in love with her. She struggles to figure out what she really wants with her life.

This movie was actually co-produced by FOX. Lots of gorgeous Chinese women in this including the lead Arielle Lin.
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Old 06-26-17, 06:18 AM   #10248
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The Lego Batman Movie

Probably funnier than most movies that are just strictly comedies like Daddy's Home.


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Watched I Am Number Four this evening. Not bad at all...
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Watched I Am Number Four this evening. Not bad at all...
I liked that movie. First time I saw Teresa Palmer who I love. Also an early role for Emily Wickersham
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