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Any love for Gymkata too then?




Does Mary Lou Retton stick a perfect 10 vault in the Olympics? Of course I love Gymkata.

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It's a little known fact that every old world village has a pommel horse in the town square.

   
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Watched Justice League last night. I hadn't missed anything. Not awful, not anything really memorable either. Just kinda is.
   
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 LunarSol wrote:
Watched Justice League last night. I hadn't missed anything. Not awful, not anything really memorable either. Just kinda is.


The Batman and Wonder Woman interactions were pretty good.

Too bad they all centered around how much they needed Superman or not. Really hammered home the DC Superman problem to me.

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Batfleck's speech to Alfred about why Superman is better than him ALMOST gets it. In terms of pure dialog it really does get it, but then the movie doesn't do anything with it. That's sort of the issue with the film as a whole (and DC's films as a whole, even Aquaman suffers from it); even when they "get" their characters, the story doesn't actually show these character traits the characters talk about.

Btw, its totally intentional that when Joss Whedon's name appears in the opening credits its above the hobo with the "I Tried" sign, right?


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Also saw Lego Movie 2. Kind of reminds me of Guardians 2: a movie that’s probably better than its predecessor in a lot of ways but doesn’t have the same surprise factor or straightforward villains. Did a good job packing surprises without having the first movies big rug pull available.

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Layer Cake
again...
I love this film so much 9/10
   
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Watched Isn't It Romantic with Rebel Wilson.

Deeply stupid.... but if you accept that when you walk in; it can be fun and amusing.

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Just saw The Last Dragon for the first time (as an adult), and it was way better than I expected. It's a Motown Martial Arts action-comedy with an iconic villain.

   
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My family and I started MST3K: The Gauntlet. 1 film a night and we are two nights in.

1. Mac and Me- ET rip-off with corporate sponsors. Some quality riffing and the mid-scene bits are top notch. I love that Jonah wants to explain the end of the last season, but no one else cares.

2. Atlantic Rim- This is an Asylum film with all the hallmarks of their work. There are some good riffs, but even with Jonah and the Bots this movie was a huge slog. They can only do so much, but they put in a Herculean effort to make this watchable. Sadly, they fail.

This season is aptly named. It really has been a Gauntlet so far.

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Triple Frontier (Netflix)

Started off good, but meanders and becomes pretty damn bleak.

 
   
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MST3K- The Guantlet

3. Lord of the Deep- Perhaps the best pre-credits scene of the season so far. The rifss start strong, dip a bit, and then rise back to the challenge. The Movie itself is also pretty goofy as a "Alien, but Underwater!" Rip-off. Despite their claims to the cheapness of the film, it is 100 times better than Atlantic Rim in all respects!

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MST-3K- The Guantlet

4. The Day Time Ended- What the hell did I just watch? This movie killed time and space for me as the clock claims it was only 80 minutes or so, but it felt like I aged 5 years watching it. The riffing was also lost in time and not there best work. However, there was a catchy song and dance number number in the cut scene.

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Terry Pratchett's Colour of Magic

Not funny enough.

I have a feeling it works better in print than on film. Death is good fun, and the take on being a magic sword is funny, and the whole wizard's offing each other is a fine premise.

The rest.... I'm not so sure.

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Engaged in Villainy

I think a lot of the comedy in Pratchett comes from the author's narration (If that's the right term), which doesn't particularly translate into dialogue, perhaps?

"He was already dead when I killed him!"

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The Great State of Texas

The Favorite
Absolutely excellent performances and writing. Amazing movie considering most of its takes place in about three rooms and could have been the set of a play.

This is what happens when you get two Oscar winners and then the third major player puts in a performance that gets her, her Oscar.

Wife, Daughter and I loved it. Bravo.


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I watched Bumblebee out of the RedBox at the Wal-Mart.

I figured each new Transformers film had to stop being worse than the last one eventually, cause seriously how far down could that barrel really go, but I have to say this movie was really impressive. Maybe it's just that pretty much every other film since the first one kept being worse and worse but Bumblebee is a solid movie. The boring old "humans stupidly believe whatever the Decepticons say" was "ugh" though.

I especially enjoyed the use of near-G1 designs for many of the transformers.

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Evolution
Its a fun movie starring a lot of Actors you would likely recognize. its earlt 2001 so CGI isnt great but thats fine.
I really REALLY miss early 2000s comedys. I dont know what changed, but these comedies are different from comedies today.
It seems like comedies today are just gross out, but these are not and derive their comedy from a lot of the situation.

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That was the film with Orlando Jones, right? Whatever happened to him?

   
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He is on American Gods so there is that.
He has alot of Bit roles, he is a working actor, which I respect.

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Finally got around to watching Solo. It's fine, but not particularly engaging. Fan servicey in a bad way in parts, fun and forgettable in others. Disney's deaging tech worked a lot better on Billy Dee Williams than Harrison Ford this time around.
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Just saw The Last Dragon for the first time (as an adult), and it was way better than I expected. It's a Motown Martial Arts action-comedy with an iconic villain.


Thats a fun film with about a thousand quotable lines. Sucker please!

-"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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MST3k- The Gauntlet- Killer Fish

A heist movie with piranhas added.... for some reason..... Lee Majors allows for some great 6 Million Dollar Man jokes. They also let Growler do a lot of stuff.

Otherwise, pretty forgettable episode.




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Man, I can never sit through MST3K. I mean, I love cheesy movies, but the sarky comments should be my own!

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

Saw Captain Marvel, it was pretty good, solid second-tier MCU movie only let down by the occasionally juvenile attempts at humour(there was plenty of humour that was not juvenile, and reasonably good).

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My family has been away, so I have watched a ton of movies..... I can't even recall them all....

Ip Man 3
Surprisingly, IP Man faces something he can not defeat and it is surprisingly powerful installment. All the Kung-Fu is just tacked on to the real story... about a Man and his Wife going through a difficult time.

Also, a fun fight in an elevator. That is always a plus.

Ninja
This is some movie with Scott Adkin as a white guy in a Ninja school. Have you seen a Ninja film before? Then you know the general plot of this one with a white guy in a Ninja school. The villain is surprisingly fun and I can't say I hate this film. However, it really did enjoy beating up on the female lead, which made me feel a bit uneasy.

Close A Female bodyguard is assigned to protect an heiress during a high stakes business deal. The heiress and bodyguard are well drawn characters, and this is more about tension and drama then action. That said, it delivers the action. The twist is kind of obvious, but I have seen way too many thrillers so there you go. I enjoyed it.

Message from the King Chadwick Bosman comes to LA to find out what happened to his sister. Bad things Chadwick.... bad things. Again, I have seen enough political pot boilers to know how this will play out, but I love a good "You messed with the wrong person" type of movie. Bike chains are brutal.

Polar Mads Mikkelson (sp) tries out to be John Wick and is surprisingly successful. I love me some Mads in a movie and he delivers. A slightly more serious version of Shoot-out with Clive Owen, but only slightly. It has a Hallway fight scene similar to Old Boy but with guns.

..... I am sure there will be more when I think about it.....

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

I am a QT fan, but this was not a good movie.
-It meanders for 95% of it. The last five minutes is almost not related to the rest of the movie.

-Unless you are part of the film indutsry, the meandering gets boring after about twenty minutes.

-It's vaguely related to the Tate murders. Except its a high school fantasy and completely not related.

-It has none of the weird interesting conversations QT movies are known for.

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He-Man goes mental in Vietnam, and is killed by Timecop.

They both come back as sort of techno zombies. He-Man goes mental again.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
He-Man goes mental in Vietnam, and is killed by Timecop.

They both come back as sort of techno zombies. He-Man goes mental again.


Universal Soldier?

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Fire and Ice

The Ralph Bakshi animated movie about primitive ice age warrior tribes.... but filled with magic..... I guess sort of like the Hyborian Age or something. The animation isn't half bad but..... man this movie is kind of hard to watch with modern eyes for a lot of reasons. The story is a bit flimsy, the pacing is odd, and the character designs are..... off-putting. There is a guy in a wolf-mask who feels like the proto-type of the modern Batman. I couldn't stop thinking Batman whenever I saw him.



I really can't recommend this as anything more than a novelty watch, but it could be fun in the background of a house party on huge screens.

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This is the End

An end of the world, road flick with a famous actor!

You get what you expect out of the film. It is not terrible, but it is not great either.

The Lords of Salem

The Rob Zombie directed horror movie that no one really talks about. There is a reason. Well shot and constructed at some points, but almost more of a music video style in others. Also a vehicle to show us all that his wife is fit, even though she is a bit older now.

Mostly just kind of slow and plodding and reminded me of a bad John Carpenter knock-off film, especially the score.

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