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Old 08-27-20, 06:11 PM
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This sucked.

Not a good sign when you hate the first scene of the movie and never recovered after that.
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Superman: Man of Tomorrow is damn good. Damn good. Kinda origin, kinda not, but really good story above all. Really enjoyable all the way around. Kinda rebirth of Superman and it worked very well, animation style and all.
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Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Fun adaptation of the classic character played wonderfully by Robert Downey Jr. who has some nice banter with Jude Law's Holmes as well as the beautiful Rachel McAdams. I like Mark Strong but he doesn't have a whole lot to work with. It's also a bit long however I was entertained. ***/*****
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The New Mutants (2020)

Anya Taylor-Joy & Maisie Williams are the most interesting things about the film, playing the characters of Magik & Wolfsbane respectively.

The film isn't in the group of the worst in the Genre but doesn't offer anything too memorable in an already over-saturated market.
Old 08-28-20, 08:26 AM
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The Package (HBO MAX). Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Andrew Davis

I remember watching this on HBO back in the days when movies would debut on Sunday evening, a year after they were in theaters. Re-visited in HD and it holds up very well. It's a Conspiracy thriller with Hackman as a Green Beret sergeant caught up in an assassination plot. Davis directed this right before "The Fugitive". Davis had a knack for turning "starring" vehicles into "ensemble" films and that's probably why he directed surprisingly good films for Chuck Norris ("Code of Silence") and Steven Seagall ("Under Siege", "Above The Law"). Unfortunately, his last few films, and that was a while ago,-didn't work for me.
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? - I still don't get it. I love most Coen Brother movies (aside from The Ladykillers, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading), but this one I just don't "get". I've said it before but I'll say it again, they need to stop making movies with Clooney. As much as I like Clooney (and he's great in a lot of other stuff), he just does not suit the Coen Brothers. He's awful. Not funny. I like the music in this movie but that's about it. Just a piss-poor movie, in my mind. Now the Coens will still surprise me from time to time, but they did do a series of bad movies. I loved True Grit. I absolutely loved Inside Llewyn Davis. I just wish they stuck to those sorts of movies and didn't employ Clooney again.

The Descent - Watched this again with the pseudo-commentary. Wow. Just a great movie and it was very entertaining listening to the behind-the-scenes stuff. Still love this movie, even though the sequel sucked hard...
Old 08-28-20, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by DWilson
The Package (HBO MAX). Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Andrew Davis

I remember watching this on HBO back in the days when movies would debut on Sunday evening, a year after they were in theaters. Re-visited in HD and it holds up very well. It's a Conspiracy thriller with Hackman as a Green Beret sergeant caught up in an assassination plot. Davis directed this right before "The Fugitive". Davis had a knack for turning "starring" vehicles into "ensemble" films and that's probably why he directed surprisingly good films for Chuck Norris ("Code of Silence") and Steven Seagall ("Under Siege", "Above The Law"). Unfortunately, his last few films, and that was a while ago,-didn't work for me.
Yeah, I also liked this movie. Gene Hackman was terrific in it...And I also liked the other movie Andrew Davis did, Under Siege, that's another great movie of his...And Tommy Lee Jones was hilarious in that...
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It was not bad though slow in some parts
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Marriage Story (2019) — Very well acted and bittersweet for sure, this is a movie that didn't really touch me deeply, mainly because didn't grow up in a split family or ever been married or have kids, so this I'm sure speaks to those with those kind of experiences. Still, can appreciate the performances from both Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver, proving once more how great actors they are and more than their respective blockbuster franchises. ****/*****
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Clowntown (2016)

Fairly standard low-budget Slasher film with a few great looking psychopathic clowns.

The film clearly wears it's two biggest influences on its sleeve, Halloween (1978) & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), throughout the entire run-time.

Didn't agree with one particular plot point that is introduced later in the film, which partially distracted me from a pretty decent experience previous.
Old 08-29-20, 02:08 AM
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Shuttle (2008)

This film was recommended to me a long while back by a member here on the forums.

Director Edward Anderson does quite a bit with what little his film has overall, following a group of people who have been kidnapped by an Airport Shuttle Driver.

Peyton List & Cameron Goodman are solid here and the film is tense with a myriad of claustrophobic environments.

With that said, it's exhausting and mean-spirited.

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Class Action Park (2020)

Documentary on one of the most infamous amusement parks ever created in Vernon, New Jersey.

The anecdotes from former employees & guests are off-the-wall. A bit surprised that this amusement park was allowed to stay open for so long, though the Documentary notes an avalanche of reasons why it was allowed to do so.

It was great to see one of my favorite former talk show personalities, Chris Gethard as one of the individuals who shared stories of growing up during the time of Action Park.
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The Naked City (1948) — Entertaining crime-drama featuring some great NYC locales and the performance from Barry Fitzgerald was fun. Not a great film noir so can't say it's a classic in my book, but still a well done film from the 1940s. ***/*****
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"Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey"(The Bill and Ted Collection - Shout!)
I decided to re-visit these films after a long, long time in prep for the new film.
The first film is more charming than funny for me, and that's fine.
The second film is a lot less effective. It seems to emphasize plot and visual style to the detriment of "The Funny". William Sadler is terrific as "Death", but the sequel needs several more characters like him. The writers and the actors all agree that the film has "Third Act" problems. Each films gets an hour-long "Making of" that really covers each film in depth and doesn't sugar-coat things while remaining positive. There are also commentaries and other featurettes. Overall, a good package.
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Not that excited to see this but I endured and got through it.

Surprised Ozzy was in this.
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) — Probably the third time seeing this (once in theaters, another when it came out on Blu-ray) and still highly enjoyable, even think this is a tad better than the first if only because of Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty as a great adversary to Holmes. ***/*****

As a side, not sure why it's taken so long for a third, and presumably, final entry. By the time it comes out, will be at least 11 years in between.
Old 08-30-20, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by DWilson
"Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey"(The Bill and Ted Collection - Shout!)
I decided to re-visit these films after a long, long time in prep for the new film.
The first film is more charming than funny for me, and that's fine.
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Did you buy that?

It is sold out or went OOP.
Old 08-30-20, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Did you buy that?

It is sold out or went OOP.
Apparently. Yeah, I bought it a while back.
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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - I bought MI: I thru V in a vudu bundle a while back and I've been rewatching them. Really like this one and it holds up well on repeat viewings. Rebecca Ferguson was terrific, and I liked Renner reprising his role from the previous one. The finale is not quite as big and over-the-top as some of the movies, but it works well and it was clever how they brought things full-circle.
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Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020) — Decent enough animated movie that, even though its another origin for the Man of Steel, didn't feel stale and has a good enough story and fun side characters including Martian Manhunter and Lobo, the latter hopefully will show up in future animated movies in this new animated universe. The voice acting was okay, still not sure about Darren Criss as Clark/Superman but did like Zachary Quinto's Lex Luthor. Also the animation and design will take some getting used to as I did enjoy the New 52 designs of the last animated universe of films. ***/*****
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A different kind of disaster movie that is for sure
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I miss 2003 when Cage made respectable movies.

Now Rockwell would probably play the lead if they did that movie today and maybe Ryan Reynolds or somebody else would play the other role.

Alison Lohman had a couple of big roles and then disappeared.

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The New York Ripper (Blue Underground 4K).
I wanted to try out one of the well-received BU 4ks, and this was one of the few I hadn't bought over the last few months when they were offered as feature-packed blu-rays (which is a little frustrating, since it would be an expensive double-dip). The picture quality is sharp and colorful enough, but the color palette was a little too "teal" for me. As for the film itself, it's certainly gruesome and Grindhouse-y enough, but I was a bit underwhelmed. I just need a bit more of a cohesive plot than I felt this offered. I will say that the abundant features were interesting enough and definitely added value to the package.
Casino Royale/ A Quantum of Solace
I've been reading a terrific "oral history" of the "Bond" films, -"Nobody Does It Better" by Mark Altman, -and it made me open up my Daniel Craig 4K set. "Royale" remains a terrific film and the 4K is good at times and very good at others. "A Quantum of Solace" on the other hand, looks terrific in 4k. I was let down by "Solace" when I first saw it in the theater, but it seems to improve on subsequent viewings, particularly the first half. I'm still unimpressed with the main villain and the climactic showdown (in an office building in the middle of the desert, -please!).
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I miss 2003 when Cage made respectable movies.

Now Rockwell would probably play the lead if they did that movie today and maybe Ryan Reynolds or somebody else would play the other role.

Alison Lohman had a couple of big roles and then disappeared.
Lohman's last big role was in Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell", which I enjoyed, but in my memory I forget that it was Lohman and confuse her with Rachel McAdams, Elizabeth Banks, or the other blonde actresses of a similar type.
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Lohman seemed to be a rising star but then practically disappeared.

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