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I proudly admit to owning Kull the Conqueror on DVD.

By this Axe.... I rule!

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Three days ago I would have raised an eyebrow. Since two days ago I fully understand.

   
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Bladerunner 2049 popped up on Netflix so I re-watched it.
Still holds up damn well, great cinematogrophy, music and ambient effects are spot on, some lovely homages to the original and a decent plot.
Really awesome performances from the female cast too. In fact they stole they show imo.

Well worth a watch if you havent seen it.

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 Ratius wrote:
Bladerunner 2049 popped up on Netflix so I re-watched it.
Still holds up damn well, great cinematogrophy, music and ambient effects are spot on, some lovely homages to the original and a decent plot.
Really awesome performances from the female cast too. In fact they stole they show imo.

Well worth a watch if you havent seen it.


I'll give it a go over the weekend, whilst it was visually stunning at the cinema I was still undecided but never got round to a second watch

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Peanut Butter Falcon.
If you are tired of Marvel spandex movies, see it.

Good acting. Fun scenes and dialogue. Overall just a good movie with a hokey but happy ending.

-"Wait a minute.....who is that Frazz is talking to in the gallery? Hmmm something is going on here.....Oh.... it seems there is some dispute over video taping of some sort......Frazz is really upset now..........wait a minute......whats he go there.......is it? Can it be?....Frazz has just unleashed his hidden weiner dog from his mini bag, while quoting shakespeares "Let slip the dogs the war!!" GG
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Watched Minority Report over the weekend.

There is actually a lot of cool stuff going on in this movie, it is too bad that the plot is just pot boiler thriller material. It could have been so much more and has the mandatory "happy" ending for almost all involved.

Too bad due to casting you know the villain immediately, because why else would you cast him? Also funny to see the actor for Damian Dark in something other than the DC TV-verse.



also watched A Knight's Tale

That was a cracking good yarn. Sure, it is not high art, but it is rollicking good fun. We need more Jousting movies!

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 Easy E wrote:


also watched A Knight's Tale

That was a cracking good yarn. Sure, it is not high art, but it is rollicking good fun. We need more Jousting movies!


it is indeed an awesomely daft film that embraces its MTV goes a jousting vibe right from the get go (although still struggle with Rufus being a baddy !)

watched Arrival, still a cracking slice of sci-fi, but then again, if not for those pesky court orders, I could watch Ms Adams in nearly anything not involving hobojesus of steel and his idiot chums

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
 Easy E wrote:


also watched A Knight's Tale

That was a cracking good yarn. Sure, it is not high art, but it is rollicking good fun. We need more Jousting movies!


it is indeed an awesomely daft film that embraces its MTV goes a jousting vibe right from the get go (although still struggle with Rufus being a baddy !)

watched Arrival, still a cracking slice of sci-fi, but then again, if not for those pesky court orders, I could watch Ms Adams in nearly anything not involving hobojesus of steel and his idiot chums


I think Rufus played the part of Count Adamar really well.

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oh aye but prior to that he was generally a pretty boy goody in most things, so mean Rufus was a surprise

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I wathced the movie 9th company after dinner today. The film is based on a true story of the 9th company during the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan in the 1980's. Young Soviet Army recruits are sent from a boot camp into the middle of the war in Afghanistan.

Great movie I dare say, a view on a rather grim and all around pointless war waged in the last days of the cold war.
   
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From Dusk till Dawn:

Summary: Two ne’erdowell brothers (Clooney and Terintino) kidnap a family, go to Mexico, and wind up at a Strip club where low and behold... they’re vampires! Cheech Marin plays at *least* three roles. This is apparently George Clooney’s first major role. Presumably, Terintino plays himself in this film.

Analysis: All of the characters are pretty throw-away. A briefly interesting exploration of the old “no atheists in the foxholes” idea. Terintino really feels like life imitating art. A somewhat fun ride who’s only real surprise is having two (2) survivors instead of the typical one. Plenty of nudity.

Recommendation: Watch it. With your brain tuned to static, not a station. It barely holds to any kind of internal logic, much less external logic, but something about it is rewatchable, and snippets of the move have stuck with me for a very long time.
   
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Yeah, I still gotta watch the new Bladerunner film. I'm sure I'll like it though.

The other night I watched They Live (1989) again.

An unemployed man (who used to work on oil fields, until they got shut down) comes to town, tries to find a job, eventually finds one at a construction yard. Runs across weirdness going on. A pair of sunglasses comes into his possession and as he puts them on he world as it really is. *ominous music*

What a great, enjoyable film. Good, high-concept sci-fi/horror with a 60s vibe, great lead(s) in Roddy Piper and Keith David (plus freaky-eyed Meg Foster), great atmosphere and great designs. Despite some superficial tone and pacing bits (woudln't call it problems, because it's more interesting than problematic), this film is so ...stringent in what it does.

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Right at the end the two heroes have to get to the roof. Not even the lift works for them and they take the stairs. It's just a small bit, but this film seems to make a very clear distinction between the rich and the poor, and makes it clear for whom technology is made


This film feels like a film about the working class. There are basically no overlaps or even touching points between them and the upper class apart from violence (both ways, physical or vocal).


Must-See, because this is something that in this way and this clarity probably could have never ever been made at any other point in time (in Hollywood) than 1989. It's really interesting and really entertaining. Also: It's getting referenced a lot, so you have to watch it anyway.

   
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*Just put on the damn sunglasses*

Such a glorious and gratuitous fight scene!

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Absolutely. It's one of those pacing things, I guess.

I think the point is (as it's been pointed out by people who are far more educated and clever than I am) that the scene's about what a struggle and how painful it is for either side to take/accept an ideology-critical view of things or something like that. And I'd actually be willing to believe that this was Carpenter's intention with that endless fight scene.


   
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 Easy E wrote:
*Just put on the damn sunglasses*

Such a glorious and gratuitous fight scene!


Held the record for longest fight scene and I believe in 1 take for years until the bar fight in Shanghai Noon beat it decades later.

Apparently most of the injuries from the fight were real


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 Sigur wrote:
Absolutely. It's one of those pacing things, I guess.

I think the point is (as it's been pointed out by people who are far more educated and clever than I am) that the scene's about what a struggle and how painful it is for either side to take/accept an ideology-critical view of things or something like that. And I'd actually be willing to believe that this was Carpenter's intention with that endless fight scene.



I always just thought it was showing how hard it is to get the truth past an ingrained lie which I guess could be slightly relevant today

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Your last point is especially laughable and comical, because not only the 7th ed Valkyrie shown dumber things (like being able to throw the troopers without parachutes out of its hatches, no harm done) - Irbis 
   
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Woah, did not know that thing about the 1-take. Pretty cool.

I always just thought it was showing how hard it is to get the truth past an ingrained lie which I guess could be slightly relevant today


Yus, pretty much.




Laurel Canyon (2002)

A not-quite-yet well-off couple (he's a pychiatrist starting his job in LA, she's working on her disseration about genetics) are out of an apartment for now, move into his (Christian Bale) mom (Frances McDormand)'s house. The lady's played by Kate Beckinsale, but I didn't recognize her, for I do not recognize Kate Beckinsale ever. The lady from the Truman Show and Californication is in there as well. The mom is a music producer who lives a radically different lifestyle than her son and his girlfriend.

Frances McDormand of course is the star in this film, because isn't she always (maybe with the exception of The Man Who Wasn't There), and her character certainly is the most interesting. Bale and Beckinsale are pretty good in contrasting her, I guess. The whole film is rather unremarkable. Things happen which change lives, but it's all O.K.

Pass. It's really nothing special. It's nice. It's okay, It's got a great cast who do a good job. But in the end it's just not very exciting.


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Monster House (2006)

It's a 3d animated horror comedy film about a boy who is convinced that his opposite neighbor's house is haunted.

I got a soft spot for this film, because of how 'small' it is. It's about two boys and a girl who investigate (and lateron try to destroy) this haunted house. There are some plot holes and whatnot, but I really enjoy the mood and look of the film. And it's rather interesting to see where it goes. I'm not a huge fan of the ending, but it's a proper nice Halloween film. Maybe a bit too "fast" and scary for the smallest of kids, but it's a solid flick to watch.

Watch it.

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To be fair I don’t know if you have seen Shanghai Noon but the salon fight lasts 14min is all one take and has about 40 stuntmen/woman involved on top of Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.
It is amazingly well done with stuff happening in the background of every shot that in another movie would be the main attraction.
Even now I don’t think it has been topped.

Your last point is especially laughable and comical, because not only the 7th ed Valkyrie shown dumber things (like being able to throw the troopers without parachutes out of its hatches, no harm done) - Irbis 
   
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Monster House is Awesome. The kids and us parents loved it.

-"Wait a minute.....who is that Frazz is talking to in the gallery? Hmmm something is going on here.....Oh.... it seems there is some dispute over video taping of some sort......Frazz is really upset now..........wait a minute......whats he go there.......is it? Can it be?....Frazz has just unleashed his hidden weiner dog from his mini bag, while quoting shakespeares "Let slip the dogs the war!!" GG
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The 13th Warrior...for the 1300th time or so...

 
   
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Monster House is Awesome. The kids and us parents loved it.


Para Norman is in a similar vein if you’ve not seen it

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@SeanDrake: I've seen Shanghai Noon bascially when it came out on video/dvd. But it's been a while. However, if I trust one person to work out a 15min barfight it's Jackie Chan. He's the absolute king of that stuff. Have you seen Shanghai Knights? I've seen about 15min of that, but really didn't care to go on thereafter.

@Frazzled: May I ask how old the kids were when they first saw it? I have no idea when this one can be shown to kids.

@Elbows: Why?

@Mad Doc Grotsnik: Yeah, I hear good things about it. Haven't seen it yet though. With animated films it usually takes me a lazy/hungover day of basically being bound to a sofa and watching what ever is on.


   
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Sigur: Because it's my favourite film.

 
   
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I watched the re-make of the Taking of Pelham 123 with John Travolta and Denzel Washington. It is a thriller where bad guys take-over a subway car.

By reading that description, you know EXACTLY what you are going to get. John Travolta hamming it up and having a great time, Denzel Washington playing his everyman, and follows every Thriller cliche in the book.

Actually, it is rather forgettable.... I had forgotten I watched it until a week later when I realized I had not posted in this thread for a while!

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 Elbows wrote:
Sigur: Because it's my favourite film.


Fair enough.

@Easy E: Not sure I've seen that one. I think I saw the original once.

One of my favourite Denzel Washington films is the one in which he's a cop who brought in John Lithgow. Lithgow befriends a huge nazi gang in prison and once he's let go on parole starts the pettiest, nastiest revenge campaign against Washington possible.
Oh, and I really dig Fallen. Can't hear the Rolling Stones song without thinking of that film. It's rather weird, but stuck to me.

Sure, there's also training day and all of that... but those two to me are the quintessential Denzel Washington films. He's a good one.


   
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I have heard the original is a tour de force from Walter Mathau. I do not think I have seen the original.

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 Sigur wrote:
@SeanDrake: I've seen Shanghai Noon bascially when it came out on video/dvd. But it's been a while. However, if I trust one person to work out a 15min barfight it's Jackie Chan. He's the absolute king of that stuff. Have you seen Shanghai Knights? I've seen about 15min of that, but really didn't care to go on thereafter.

@Frazzled: May I ask how old the kids were when they first saw it? I have no idea when this one can be shown to kids.

@Elbows: Why?

@Mad Doc Grotsnik: Yeah, I hear good things about it. Haven't seen it yet though. With animated films it usually takes me a lazy/hungover day of basically being bound to a sofa and watching what ever is on.



Decently young. GC was about 8ish.

-"Wait a minute.....who is that Frazz is talking to in the gallery? Hmmm something is going on here.....Oh.... it seems there is some dispute over video taping of some sort......Frazz is really upset now..........wait a minute......whats he go there.......is it? Can it be?....Frazz has just unleashed his hidden weiner dog from his mini bag, while quoting shakespeares "Let slip the dogs the war!!" GG
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Speaking of Mr D Washington I caught the Book of Eli one night last week, I have a soft spot for it as I think it’s very underrated and has some very nicely done fight scenes. Coupled with a twist that makes you watch it again in a new light.

It’s a post apocalyptic story of a man in world somewhere between Fallout and Mad Max who is on a mission from god to walk from the us east coast to the west coast and he’s a number of years 12 I think into the journey. Also a valuable tale of why not to feth with someone’s music collection.

Your last point is especially laughable and comical, because not only the 7th ed Valkyrie shown dumber things (like being able to throw the troopers without parachutes out of its hatches, no harm done) - Irbis 
   
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@Frazzled: cheers!

@SeanDrake: Yeah, I enjoyed that one as well. Some people dislike the twist due to a weird reflex some people have.


   
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Watched Annihilation (for some reason I thought I already had but seems my aging brain is getting trixy)

There is a lot going on, got a kind of Apocalypse Now meets Cosmic Horror vibe off it, and even lil Natty P (who I don't normally rate) puts in a solid turn, worth a watch or three

Also kind of a shame it didn't get a cinema release as there are some stunning visuals

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Baby Driver

Edgar effortlessly out Tarantino's QT in a genius work of cinema

also started on new Sabrina, wasnt my cup of tea but then the tease of the always watchable Richard Coyle at the end of ep1 so maybe I'll stick with it

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