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Old 08-31-20, 09:35 AM
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According to Wikipedia:
Following the release of Drag Me to Hell and marrying Mark Neveldine (director of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Lohman has somewhat semi-retired from acting with the exception of a few small roles in film projects directed or produced by her husband. She has focused more on motherhood and primarily works as an online acting coach.
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Ava (2020)

Action thriller starring Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, Joan Chen, Colin Farrell.

Currently a VOD exclusive on DirecTV. Had some good action and hand to hand combat scenes. But, overall it wasn't a very memorable movie. It's worth a watch if you're a Chastain fan. But, if you want a badass female action movie with a compelling plot, I would recommend Peppermint with Jennifer Garner instead.

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Old 08-31-20, 06:15 PM
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8MM (Showtime)
Dark, dark film from 2001 directed by Joel Schumacher. Nicholas Cage (back when he gave more restrained performances) is a detective hired to find out the origins of a "Snuff" film. He descends into a world of Extreme Pornography and it takes a toll on his psyche. Like a lot of Mysteries, the build-up is better than the solution and it has perhaps two endings too many. Still, It's quite a good film but appropriately and unrelentingly grim.
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Originally Posted by DWilson
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.

2009 was a long time ago when that movie came out.

She was one of those ollder actresses that looked like she was in her teens.
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The movie I like but everybody will nitpick about something and say it is weak.

A good crime thriller and Boseman was kicking ass.

Teresa Palmer. Luke Evans, and Alfred Molina were in it too.
Old 09-01-20, 12:17 AM
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Great cast. Shame it's on Netflix and probably won't get some sort of DVD or Blu-ray release down the road.
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Now would be a time to release it on DVD
Old 09-01-20, 02:01 AM
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Maybe she was the Britney Spears of her generation though she worked in movies with people that had talent and some are considered classics.
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Gerard Butler looked so young back in 2005

I don't know if this got a theatrical release back then since I never heard of it


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Old 09-01-20, 07:47 PM
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Bad Education (2019) — Decent true crime drama that's not terribly engaging but at least Hugh Jackman was great as usual. Not sure I'll remember a whole lot but probably worth a rental. ***ľ/*****
Old 09-01-20, 09:15 PM
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Bill & Tedís Excellent Adventure...I mean it isnít a particularly well made movie, but it certainly is fun. The history presentation does kick ass. Iím going make my way through Bogus Journey onto Face the Music...
Old 09-02-20, 05:55 PM
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The War with Grandpa (2020)My expectations were not high for this one – a film shot three years ago that failed to get any kind of release, featuring some high profile names (Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken) and based on a huge-selling children’s book.

I was surprised to find myself smiling throughout, amused both by the pace of the film and its efforts to ensure that every scene had at least one solid laugh. Pitched towards a family audience My War with Grandpa is centred around an average family who invite an older relative to live with them. Due to knee difficulties he cannot easily manage stairs so his grandson is required to give up his bedroom in order for the grandfather to have somewhere to sleep. Banished to an attic bedroom the grandson declares formal war on his senior relative and an amusing battle of wits and practical gags follows.

The cast are very game and embrace the silliness of the ever-escalating war and the story has enough of a touch of realism in its family dynamics to make it very relatable. De Niro is clearly willing to try anything despite his advancing years and he is given good support from contemporaries including a frail looking Walken, an enthusiastic Cheech Marin and the forever upbeat Jane Seymour. Uma Thurman has an amusing subplot as the unknowing middle generation between grandfather and grandchild and faces being the victim of circumstance in increasingly amusing encounters with a local police officer.

Production values are generally high with some ambitious stuntwork and colourful settings. I was surprised thought that the credits for a simple comedy ran more than ten minutes, even with the inclusion of a few outtakes and behind the scenes footage the slow paced credits seem unnecessary.

Overall this was hugely enjoyable and a film I think I will actively revisit until the time when I hopefully become the grumpy grandfather embedded unwanted in his descendant’s household.
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Hollywoodland (Starz, upcoming Kino BD)
Solid drama about a PI investigating the probable suicide* of actor George Reeves (TV's "Superman" back in the '50's). Good cast, excellent period detail. Unfortunately, the "based on a true story" factor catches up with the film and robs it of a certain amount of punch since the case remains unsolved.
Like a lot of old men my age, I grew up watching daily re-runs of the series, and was told by other kids that Reeves thought he really was Superman and tried to jump off a building.
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The War with Grandpa (2020)My expectations were not high for this one Ė a film shot three years ago that failed to get any kind of release, featuring some high profile names (Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken) and based on a huge-selling childrenís book.

I was surprised to find myself smiling throughout, amused both by the pace of the film and its efforts to ensure that every scene had at least one solid laugh. Pitched towards a family audience My War with Grandpa is centred around an average family who invite an older relative to live with them. Due to knee difficulties he cannot easily manage stairs so his grandson is required to give up his bedroom in order for the grandfather to have somewhere to sleep. Banished to an attic bedroom the grandson declares formal war on his senior relative and an amusing battle of wits and practical gags follows.

The cast are very game and embrace the silliness of the ever-escalating war and the story has enough of a touch of realism in its family dynamics to make it very relatable. De Niro is clearly willing to try anything despite his advancing years and he is given good support from contemporaries including a frail looking Walken, an enthusiastic Cheech Marin and the forever upbeat Jane Seymour. Uma Thurman has an amusing subplot as the unknowing middle generation between grandfather and grandchild and faces being the victim of circumstance in increasingly amusing encounters with a local police officer.

Production values are generally high with some ambitious stuntwork and colourful settings. I was surprised thought that the credits for a simple comedy ran more than ten minutes, even with the inclusion of a few outtakes and behind the scenes footage the slow paced credits seem unnecessary.

Overall this was hugely enjoyable and a film I think I will actively revisit until the time when I hopefully become the grumpy grandfather embedded unwanted in his descendantís household.

Did you download it since it has not been released?
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John Wayne would hate this movie.

People that lived in the 1800's were real assholes.
Old 09-03-20, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca

Did you buy that?

It is sold out or went OOP.
I've just read on another site that Shout Factory is saying that there will soon be copies of "Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Collection" available at Amazon and Best Buy, among others.
Old 09-03-20, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Did you download it since it has not been released?
Released to streaming here in Australia -
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I rented One Night in Bangkok (2020) and Emperor (2020) from Redbox last night.

Both I thought were decent.

One Night in Bangkok was basically an Asian version of Collateral. Mark Dacascos is pretty much an anti hero in it. Kane Kosugi has a very small role. The female lead was acting in her 1st movie and she was pretty good.

I enjoyed Emperor as well. It's loosely based on American history about a slave who kills one of his plantation owners who assaulted his son and goes on the run. He then encounters some notable figures in history.
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Originally Posted by DWilson
I've just read on another site that Shout Factory is saying that there will soon be copies of "Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Collection" available at Amazon and Best Buy, among others.

I hope it is for under $30

Maybe since the new movie came out that fueled demand for the older movies on disc.



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Not a likeable guy at all and a average movie but maybe the ending makes up for it.
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It is on Netflix streaming


Winstead plays a standup comedian and goes topless in one scene if that is your bag.

She had a pretty good Werner Herzog impression.
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Vertigo (1958) — Not one of my favorites from Hitchcock, and certainly dower, but still visually striking and two amazing performances from James Stewart and Kim Novak. This is only the second time seeing this, guessing the last time was maybe 10 years ago or so, not entirely sure when I'll revisit it. ***ĺ/*****
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The Barge People (2018)

In regards to approach & atmosphere, Charlie Steeds film pays as much homage to 80s Horror as it does 00's Horror like Wrong Turn (2003).

The amphibious Barge People look great here, though outside FX work, the film is pretty average.
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Tenet (2020)

Beautiful to look at and filled with a good handful of fun action scenes, though I wouldn't put it down as one of my favorite Christopher Nolan films.

The plot is needlessly complex and I personally thought John David Washington came off a bit flat for a good amount of the film.
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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). I added it to the queue when Olivia DeHavilland died. I haven't seen it in twenty five years, and Mrs Danger was expecting a movie that hadn't stood up to time. We loved it, and I kept noticing myself grinning.

It occurs to me that when I grew up, this would have been a genre picture, and wouldn't have had top actors like Claude Rains and pre-Sherlock Basil Rathbone. But in the last twenty years, good actors are in movies about Marvel comics, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.

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