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Title: MOVIES
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 09, 2012, 08:22:02 PM
Lotta threads like these, dunno that I've seen one for flicks.

Just got back from ParaNorman. Really fun flick, my kinda humor with one scene being pretty morbid and hilarious. Didn't expect something like that to be in a kid-friendly picture, but some young kids behind me were having a blast, so that makes me happy. :)

Other flicks watched over the weekend were The Raid, which was great for the first half but got less engaging (but still fun) for the latter; Red Tails, which was a lot better than expected (WANTED it to be good but was worried that with Lucas producing it'd be a shit sandwich, but it only had a few Lucasian moments which didn't do much to hamper the drama and exciting plane action); and attempted to rewatch The Matrix Reloaded for the first time in years but just couldn't do it. First movie's great from start to finish, but man, the sequels suck so hard with just a handful of cool action scenes. Wanted to rewatch them for those but not wanting to skip the stories since it's been a while, but I kept thinking, "Man, I really oughta just skip to the good parts." Horrible how the Wachowski Brothers ruined such a good thing.

So whatchoo mofoz been seein'?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 10, 2012, 08:58:20 AM
The last full movie I watched was "Tiger Love" a martial arts film that's mostly forgettable with only a few fight scenes, most lasting less than a minute. The opening features a couple in a Romeo and Juliet scenerio where the woman wants to run off with a guy but her dad wants her to marry her cousin.

So naturally the (apparently pregnant) woman jumps off a cliff, only to land on a tree top and urinate on a Tiger trying to get to her, which somehow turns the tiger friendly. The movie mostly focuses on the woman's son who grows up with her in the woods and learns Kung Fu by imitating "Uncle Tiger". The son is caught up in another Romeo and Juliet plot because his dad and mom's families haven't made up and he gets the hots for his cousin on his mom's side, and her cousin is jealous... basically this movie needs more banjo music. The Romeo & Juliet plot kinda fizzles out and the last 20 minutes are a horror story where the Tiger swears vengeance and takes the form of a ghost of an old lady to kill everyone on the mother's family side.

This movie is in the public domain so it's legally freely available on youtube and I assume archive.org. I randomly pulled it out of my 50 movie pack of public domain martial arts movies, at least 5 of which are actually blacksploitation but w/e. Protip: don't buy any of the mill creek public domain compilations unless, like me, your net connection is ungodly slow. Their prints and compression are often very bad, and in later iterations of the sets they started watermarking the movies.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 10, 2012, 01:00:46 PM
Doesn't sound good. I like a good martial arts flick, though. Haven't seen too many classic '60s/'70s films start to finish, but The Convict Killer is incredible.

THE CONVICT KILLER (1980) Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyAagCftuSs#ws)

First watched this ages ago with a buddy when it was a dub under the name Iron Chain Assassin. Loved it, and was pleased to find an uncut, subbed, widescreen Hong Kong-released DVD of the movie. Really nice disc.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdv1.us%2Fp1%2F858%2F085858-d0.jpg&hash=666a19ed551de3e9a85cdc992fc621ac)

Speakin'a martial arts, The Raid: Redemption has some pretty impressive stuff. Only trouble is I thought the movie got a little too focused on balls-out martial arts action that it got a bit tiring during the second half. Movie started out so strong with these policemen raiding the apartment complex of a criminal overlord, but things go bad and there was a lot of suspense and sweet gun action and some sparing but totally badass martial arts moves, and I was really concerned for the police getting out, but then it all kinda switches gears and becomes more about watching smoov moovs. It's cool to watch, but as a story, it was way less engaging to me than the first half since it completely got rid of that mood and turned into non-stop action. I've been finding that a bit of a recurring annoyance lately... Even with ParaNorman, which I loved, I found that the second half was a bit too actiony, preferring the lighthearted fun of the beginning more.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 10, 2012, 02:25:54 PM
I've been finding that a bit of a recurring annoyance lately... Even with ParaNorman, which I loved, I found that the second half was a bit too actiony, preferring the lighthearted fun of the beginning more.

Yeah, I've had a bit of a similar experience with films for the last few years. Maybe it's partly because I've become a gamer but my attention span for passive entertainment ain't what it used to be. I find myself having to split up movies (even ones I really like) into tiny chunks or my mind starts to wonder at about the 30 minute mark. Whereas as a kid I could watch the even the worst schlock with rapt attention from start to finish. Speaking of which after a couple days I finished "The Guy with the Secret Kung Fu" just now, which was very enjoyable for what it was.

That does sound like a good film, when I'm in the mood for quality martial arts I have a couple Sonny Chiba boxsets I'm making my way through, though right now I think I'm in the mood for another genre, not sure what yet though.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 10, 2012, 03:54:53 PM
There's just something about action that needs to be done the right way where it's not in-your-face. The first Back to the Future and Toy Story are movies that have edge-of-your-seat action toward the end of the movie, but it's so well-balanced that there's nothing that tires my brain or gets my mind to wanna wander off and think about other things. It becomes a struggle to stay focused on what's onscreen.

And I've seen those two movies A LOT since I was a kid, and I get the same nail-biting feeling every time. I think it's because there's action, but with it suspense. When it's balls-out, there's no dynamic.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: beingthehero on September 10, 2012, 04:17:09 PM
I watched this thing:

MST3K - Boggy Creek II (part 1) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTVYeDW2Yx8#)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on September 10, 2012, 05:27:37 PM
I watched v/h/s yesterday... very nice lil horror flick right up my alley. Watched Dead Season as well... pretty forgetable... kinda hot bodied lead chic tho
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 11, 2012, 12:25:39 PM
Watched UHF yesterday, now there's a great childhood memory. I think in a lot of ways Weird Al was ahead of his time with this movie, though he did have actual jokes in with his references and parodies, something a lot of later "comedies" seem to have forgotten. The part with the poodles always bugged me though lol.
I think it was a cool little nod at the end of "The Cable Guy" to have Jim Carrey befriend (i.e. start stalking) the actor who was Weird Al's partner in this film.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on September 11, 2012, 01:52:40 PM
Grand Turino if that is how it is spelt right.

Clint Eastwood is awesome

Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 11, 2012, 08:38:12 PM
Gran Torino is awesome. So's UHF. So's The Cable Guy.

Saw Titanic for the first time in full. Thought I'd hate it, but it was really good. Deserves a lot more credit than I ever gave it before.

Also watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which blew me away. Incredible flick. Kinda reminds me of Polanski's The Ghost Writer in its pacing and feel. Really slow-burn, intelligent movies.

Lastly, I just finished up Captain America: The First Avenger. Pretty darn good; now I'm looking forward to checking out Thor and The Avengers; hoping I'll be able to see the former before the latter hits Blu-ray. (Been renting from Redbox a lot lately.)

Tonight I think I'll pick up the prequel/remake/whatever for The Thing. The John Carpenter movie is my favorite horror film ever, and in a lot of ways this prequel pisses me off because judging by the trailer, it seems to retread a lot of the same material, and I think it's dumb to have to see what happened prior to the 1982 movie, because Carpenter's sets it up very well and gives ya all you need to know; but, since it exists and I can see it cheaply, I will. (Redbox' website shows there's a copy on my delivery route, so I'll use a 50 cents off coupon and reserve that shiznat.)

Besides, I heard it has some good effects, although I also heard the filmmakers wanted to use more practical effects than CGI than they eventually did, supposedly due to studio interference. That sucks, 'cos practical effects kick ass.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on September 11, 2012, 10:19:24 PM
My last movie was "The Avengers", pretty good, I even identified who is this person in the end.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 12, 2012, 04:07:51 PM
Gran Torino is awesome. So's UHF. So's The Cable Guy.

Saw Titanic for the first time in full. Thought I'd hate it, but it was really good. Deserves a lot more credit than I ever gave it before.

Also watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which blew me away. Incredible flick. Kinda reminds me of Polanski's The Ghost Writer in its pacing and feel. Really slow-burn, intelligent movies.

Lastly, I just finished up Captain America: The First Avenger. Pretty darn good; now I'm looking forward to checking out Thor and The Avengers; hoping I'll be able to see the former before the latter hits Blu-ray. (Been renting from Redbox a lot lately.)

Tonight I think I'll pick up the prequel/remake/whatever for The Thing. The John Carpenter movie is my favorite horror film ever, and in a lot of ways this prequel pisses me off because judging by the trailer, it seems to retread a lot of the same material, and I think it's dumb to have to see what happened prior to the 1982 movie, because Carpenter's sets it up very well and gives ya all you need to know; but, since it exists and I can see it cheaply, I will. (Redbox' website shows there's a copy on my delivery route, so I'll use a 50 cents off coupon and reserve that shiznat.)

Besides, I heard it has some good effects, although I also heard the filmmakers wanted to use more practical effects than CGI than they eventually did, supposedly due to studio interference. That sucks, 'cos practical effects kick ass.

I just saw Captain America, Thor and Iron Man 2 for the first time a few weeks ago and by far Thor was my favorite. It's awesome, it's a fun movie that breaks from the angsty conventions of superhero origin movies. I probably would have liked Captain America more if I hadn't constantly been comparing it to Joe Johnston's previous big superhero movie The Rocketeer, one of my favorite films of all time. Kinda hard to avoid comparisons though when Rocketeer is obviously why Johnston got the Captain America job, they're both set in WW2, well Rocketeer is just prior to WW2.

Tip to anyone who hasn't seen The Rocketeer- don't watch any of the trailers or even read the back of the box before you see it, they're both basically spoilerbombs.
Do check out the terrific score by James Horner though, it tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the mood and atmosphere of the film.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Jorge D. Fuentes on September 12, 2012, 05:45:10 PM
Watched "Premium Rush" last week.
It was actually a lot better than I thought it would be.  Dare I say it was 'great'.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 13, 2012, 03:35:55 AM
The Rocketeer was a childhood favorite. Just saw that Disney put out a Blu-ray of it and they didn't do their usual grain-scrubbing work, so it looks good judging by the screencaps and I'm gonna hafta get that soon. Didn't know the director of it and Captain America are the same, but yeah...familiar territory in a lot of ways.

I'm like...seriously obsessed with a well-done Blu-ray. Ones that keep the filmic look and don't have all sorts of compression and other visual manipulation. Charles Kaufman's Mother's Day (a.k.a. The Greatest Troma Flick There Ever Was) just got released on the format, and judging by the caps, it looks mind-blowing, much better than I had anticipated. Can't wait to get that one in my grubby mitts.

Just finished up a rewatch of Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, on Bloo-rayz for the first time. What a sick movie...and really entertaining. Easily Lloyd Kaufman's most severe in terms of gore.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 14, 2012, 12:09:31 PM
The Rocketeer was a childhood favorite. Just saw that Disney put out a Blu-ray of it and they didn't do their usual grain-scrubbing work, so it looks good judging by the screencaps and I'm gonna hafta get that soon. Didn't know the director of it and Captain America are the same, but yeah...familiar territory in a lot of ways.

Yeah I would hope so. The DVD transfer was notoriously bad, I seem to remember one review comparing it to someone bootleging an old home movie projected onto a bedsheet at a crooked angle lol. so it deserves a good Blu-Ray. Since I don't have a blu-ray player yet I've unfortunately had to stick to my VHS copy. This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ3CArAmOeA#ws) is an informative rant to link to when people complain about film grain in the format though why the guy chose to put 2 minutes of him making a burrito at the beginning I don't know.


Just watched The Howling IV and boy was it bad. Not the worst werewolf movie I've ever seen, but still terrible. Lame special effects ("Hey guys I know how to make a cheap werewolf transformation- let's melt the character then do a ripoff of that reforming scene from Hellraiser- only shittier!") mostly unamusing bad acting and a glacial pace with only one transformation and lame post-transformation werewolves.
The worst Werewolf award though would be a toss-up between The Howling VII: New Moon Rising and Werewolf (1996). I'd have to go easier on Werewolf though since it's a comedy goldmine. Meanwhile TH7:NMR is stretched out with barn-dance numbers (no really) an almost entirely amateur cast and a boring script following the further exploits of a character who died in The Howling V but is brought back with no explanation. Just because the actor who plays said character wrote, directed and "starred" in the TH7:NMR.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 14, 2012, 01:28:54 PM
I've only seen the first and third Howlings and didn't know they'd gotten all the way up to 7. :S

First one's super good, and the third one's pretty bad but it offers some entertainment value. The glimpse I actually caught on TV and thought, "Wow, I gotta see this someday!" turned out actually being a movie-within-a-movie. And it's still the best part, and I'm still pissed the whole thing doesn't look and play out like that.

This was the scene I saw (shortened, of course):

The Howling 3 - The Marsupials In 5 Seconds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eONOo3abXV4#ws)

And damn had I been wanting to see that for years afterward till I finally bought the DVD. Was disappointed when I eventually did get it... Expected the whole thing to be this way, so cornballed.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on September 14, 2012, 02:01:06 PM
Anyone here watched the movie "And then were none/The ten little niggers" based in Agatha Christie book? I watched it in youtube some months ago and loved it, its the black and white version, since its in public domain anyone can watch this easilly. I watched this because I love Higurashi and Umineko no Naku Koro ni and Umineko is a little based in this setting. If you likes some mystery, its a movie for you. :)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 14, 2012, 02:07:23 PM
I've only seen the first and third Howlings and didn't know they'd gotten all the way up to 7. :S

First one's super good, and the third one's pretty bad but it offers some entertainment value. The glimpse I actually caught on TV and thought, "Wow, I gotta see this someday!" turned out actually being a movie-within-a-movie. And it's still the best part, and I'm still pissed the whole thing doesn't look and play out like that.

This was the scene I saw (shortened, of course):


And damn had I been wanting to see that for years afterward till I finally bought the DVD. Was disappointed when I eventually did get it... Expected the whole thing to be this way, so cornballed.

I've yet to see "TH VI: Freaks" or "TH VIII: Rebirth" (which is a relaunch from last year) and it's been years since I've seen III. But the second one is a trip worth taking if you're looking for a so bad it's good Werewolf flick.
Howling 2 (trailer) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1HtcpWGf9M#ws)
Alternate titles for the film were "The Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf" and "The Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch"
The movie features Christopher Lee as the fearless Werewolf hunter Stefan Crosscoe, Reb Brown as the hitherto unmentioned brother of the main character from the first film, exploding zombie midget eyeballs and lots of Sybil Danning doing what she does best. Oh also that same song from the trailer 4 or 5 times.

Anyone here watched the movie "And then were none/The ten little niggers" based in Agatha Christie book? I watched it in youtube some months ago and loved it, its the black and white version, since its in public domain anyone can watch this easilly. I watched this because I love Higurashi and Umineko no Naku Koro ni and Umineko is a little based in this setting. If you likes some mystery, its a movie for you. :)

Can't say as I have, though I have watched a good amount of old and public domain movies. Never could get into Agatha Christies work, her writing style just hasn't gelled with me every time I've tried it. Some of the Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone are in the public domain as is the delightful television show from the 1950s, you should check both of those out if you haven't already. Also some of the Charlie Chan movies and the complete "Mr. Wong: Detective" series starring Boris Karloff are in the public domain so you might want to check those out. I've not seen the Chan/Wong movies but I hear good things. If you're not already on it a great place to find public domain movies, books and radio shows is www.archive.org (http://www.archive.org) huge selection, no commercials. And often a variety of uploads to choose from so you can find the ones with the best quality or rip them to dvd.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on September 14, 2012, 02:27:18 PM
Can't say as I have, though I have watched a good amount of old and public domain movies. Never could get into Agatha Christies work, her writing style just doesn't gel with me every time I've tried it. Some of the Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone are in the public domain as is the delightful television show from the 1950s, you should check both of those out if you haven't already. Also some of the Charlie Chan movies and the complete "Mr. Wong: Detective" series starring Boris Karloff are in the public domain so you might want to check those out. I've not seen the Chan/Wong movies but I hear good things. If you're not already on it a great place to find public domain movies, books and radio shows is www.archive.org (http://www.archive.org) huge selection, no commercials. And often a variety of uploads to choose from so you can find the ones with the best quality or rip them to dvd.
Thanks, I should check it tomorrow or even today, I love these movies that you can discover things based on clues, I started to like them because of the Umineko's Sound Novels, its almost as if you are there too, very well descriptive and all. Since I learned all english that I know from myself, these games help me to learn new words and all these type of random things, movies too xD

edit: I know this site, I only never given attention to the another things! I discovered "wayback machine" years ago, thanks for telling me about this another things, otherwise I maybe never will notice them.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 14, 2012, 03:13:37 PM
Thanks, I should check it tomorrow or even today, I love these movies that you can discover things based on clues, I started to like them because of the Umineko's Sound Novels, its almost as if you are there too, very well descriptive and all. Since I learned all english that I know from myself, these games help me to learn new words and all these type of random things, movies too xD

edit: I know this site, I only never given attention to the another things! I discovered "wayback machine" years ago, thanks for telling me about this another things, otherwise I maybe never will notice them.

Ahh I didn't realize you were a non-native English speaker, congratulations on being bilingual :).
Here's some sample episodes of the Sherlock Holmes offerings Sherlock Holmes - The Case of Harry Crocker : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/download/http://archive.org/details/SherlockHolmes-TheCaseOfHarryCrocker)
Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill - Public Domain : webranger1962 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/download/http://archive.org/details/stage6-1562947) also all of the original Sherlock Holmes stories are in the public domain so you can read them free on archive.org or Project Gutenberg. Here's a good one to start with. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1661 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1661) also I don't know if it's available in your region but one of my very favorite Sherlock Holmes interpretations, the adorable Sherlock Hound (which was partly developed by Hayao Miyazaki) has been officially uploaded to youtube by TMSanime and I would recommend it to anyone. http://www.youtube.com/channel/SWK162qI1LPF8 (http://www.youtube.com/channel/SWK162qI1LPF8)

One thing I should mention about the Charlie Chan/Mr. Wong movies if you don't already know, they are somewhat racist stereotypes of "Oriental Detectives" played by white men. They were both relatively positive portrayals of Asians for their time, when the evil "Fu Manchu" stereotype was popular, but many Asian people understandably find them very offensive today. Also you probably already know this but just in case you're not aware the word "niggers" is usually considered highly offensive in English, so be careful to never say it. Though it's understandable you would use it in referencing the name of that movie, it is the name after all. At the time Agatha Christie wrote that book/the movie was made "the N word" (as it's often called) was a very common, but not at all friendly, word for black people/those of African descent. Today a good many black people use the word or a slight variant on it ("Nigga" with an "a" instead of "er") as a term of endearment or an insult, but it is taboo for non-blacks to use the word.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on September 14, 2012, 05:12:35 PM
Ahh I didn't realize you were a non-native English speaker, congratulations on being bilingual :).
Here's some sample episodes of the Sherlock Holmes offerings Sherlock Holmes - The Case of Harry Crocker : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/download/http://archive.org/details/SherlockHolmes-TheCaseOfHarryCrocker)
Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill - Public Domain : webranger1962 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/download/http://archive.org/details/stage6-1562947) also all of the original Sherlock Holmes stories are in the public domain so you can read them free on archive.org or Project Gutenberg. Here's a good one to start with. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1661 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1661) also I don't know if it's available in your region but one of my very favorite Sherlock Holmes interpretations, the adorable Sherlock Hound (which was partly developed by Hayao Miyazaki) has been officially uploaded to youtube by TMSanime and I would recommend it to anyone. http://www.youtube.com/channel/SWK162qI1LPF8 (http://www.youtube.com/channel/SWK162qI1LPF8)

One thing I should mention about the Charlie Chan/Mr. Wong movies if you don't already know, they are somewhat racist stereotypes of "Oriental Detectives" played by white men. They were both relatively positive portrayals of Asians for their time, when the evil "Fu Manchu" stereotype was popular, but many Asian people understandably find them very offensive today. Also you probably already know this but just in case you're not aware the word "niggers" is usually considered highly offensive in English, so be careful to never say it. Though it's understandable you would use it in referencing the name of that movie, it is the name after all. At the time Agatha Christie wrote that book/the movie was made "the N word" (as it's often called) was a very common, but not at all friendly, word for black people/those of African descent. Today a good many black people use the word or a slight variant on it ("Nigga" with an "a" instead of "er") as a term of endearment or an insult, but it is taboo for non-blacks to use the word.
Thanks for the compliment, links and advices. :)
 I knew thats not a formal word and that it can be offensive, but I dont thought its SO offensive like what you explained. I know that I've seen people saying "Nigga" in some places but not as offensive though. Here in brazil its the opposite, if we call a person black (preto) its offensive, but if we call them negro or negão (nigger, nigga) its the correct thing. If you say that someone is black in here you can be even arrested.
 I said this only because well, thats the original title, after they changed the little wooden statues to indians, sometimes even little soldiers.

 If someone felt offended by my post I only can say sorry, if its needed I can even edit it. Anyway, thanks, I will check these Sherlock episodes, I think that I can like them if they didnt make him with an anormal level of intelligence and deduction lol
 I dont know if they launched Sherlock Hound here, what is it about? Sher"dog" Holmes? xD
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 14, 2012, 06:26:08 PM
Thanks for the compliment, links and advices. :)
 I knew thats not a formal word and that it can be offensive, but I dont thought its SO offensive like what you explained. I know that I've seen people saying "Nigga" in some places but not as offensive though. Here in brazil its the opposite, if we call a person black (preto) its offensive, but if we call them negro or negão (nigger, nigga) its the correct thing. If you say that someone is black in here you can be even arrested.
 I said this only because well, thats the original title, after they changed the little wooden statues to indians, sometimes even little soldiers.

 If someone felt offended by my post I only can say sorry, if its needed I can even edit it. Anyway, thanks, I will check these Sherlock episodes, I think that I can like them if they didnt make him with an anormal level of intelligence and deduction lol
 I dont know if they launched Sherlock Hound here, what is it about? Sher"dog" Holmes? xD

Oh don't worry I don't think anyone was offended, everyone knew you were using it to describe the title. Just some advice for the future since people can be really touchy about that. I've never heard of anyone getting arrested for using the n-word but people have been fired over it. The United States has a very strained and strange relation to race, many if not most white people in the US feel uncomfortable talking about it or even acknowledging that they notice differences in skin color. I've heard some different stories about the origin of the n-word but I think it probably originated with the latin "niger" (black) which then became "negro" in English.

Also yeah Sherlock Hound is Sherlock Holmes and Watson and everyone else as adorable anime dogs, the landlady Mrs. Hudson got to kick butt in that series to. Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be the greatest detective who ever lived though so he is pretty intelligent x3. You might like the Saint radio show with Vincent Price if you want a more laid back kind of detective.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on September 14, 2012, 06:46:56 PM
This channel with Sherlock Hound is indisponible in my country, it seems that I used all my "luck tank" yesterday trying to beat Bloodlines in Expert lol
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 15, 2012, 06:22:37 PM
This channel with Sherlock Hound is indisponible in my country, it seems that I used all my "luck tank" yesterday trying to beat Bloodlines in Expert lol
Ah too bad, welp, can't win them all.

So In the last day or so during a fit of insomnia I watched "She Gods of Shark Reef", whose poster  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shegodssharkreef.jpg) struck me many years ago as most likely complete bull. Surprisingly the poster does actually show a scene from the movie, well sort of, they changed a brunette to a blonde for it and turned a statue into a mountain. But from the beginning where someone we don't know sneaks up and kills some other guys we don't know, to the end where a real shark kill which we saw in the opening credits is recycled as the films climax, the movie is vintage Roger Corman. Which is to say it's lots and lots of halfnaked men and women in bikinis walking and talking, because talk is cheap and this picture is on a budget dammit! It's not the worst movie I've ever seen, & aside from the two shark killings it was actually kind of enjoyably absurd as crap cinema. This one earned it's 2.3 stars on IMDB.

Still couldn't sleep so I watched the other movie on DVD 22 side B of my 100 public domain horror movie pack- "Rattlers". Ugh, the less said about that movie the better. It's like "Wow horrible animal abuse and a "hero" who rants against the women's liberation movement? This movie has it all!"/sarcasm.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on September 18, 2012, 09:40:01 AM
Finally watched "Despicable Me" and "Inception" this weekend. Both good movies.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 18, 2012, 10:08:03 AM
Threw on Two Thousand Maniacs! a couple nights ago. Pretty fun, the most entertaining part being the semi-frequent closeups of the two main hillbillies, heh. They acted out their roles in a really comedic manner. Usual H.G. Lewis gore effects. "And the south's going to rise again, YEEEEEEEEEHAW!"

Though funny as it may be to say, I wish Lewis had done more non-comedies. I assume Blood Feast was a more serious attempt at horror, and while it's not very good, there actually are a few moments of dread and atmosphere.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 18, 2012, 08:42:43 PM
The 2009 "The Wolfman" is a ton better than I remember it being in the theater, the last time I watched it until yesterday. I think the extra 15 minutes in the extended cut might have made all the difference. Of course it still doesn't measure up to the original but no one expected it to.

Really looking forward to getting the complete series of "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" in the mail.

Threw on Two Thousand Maniacs! a couple nights ago. Pretty fun, the most entertaining part being the semi-frequent closeups of the two main hillbillies, heh. They acted out their roles in a really comedic manner. Usual H.G. Lewis gore effects. "And the south's going to rise again, YEEEEEEEEEHAW!"

Though funny as it may be to say, I wish Lewis had done more non-comedies. I assume Blood Feast was a more serious attempt at horror, and while it's not very good, there actually are a few moments of dread and atmosphere.

I've never actually seen one of H.G. Lewis's films but I remember Joe Bob Briggs spoke very highly of his work. Not much of a gore hound myself. I don't go out of my way to see or not see it but like anything else it can get obnoxious when poorly or overly utilized.
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Post by: Neobelmont on September 18, 2012, 08:46:31 PM
Diary of a wimpy kid the cheese looked gross  :-X
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Post by: Phoenix7786 on September 19, 2012, 02:43:58 AM
Alternate titles for the film were "The Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf" and "The Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch"
The movie features Christopher Lee as the fearless Werewolf hunter Stefan Crosscoe, Reb Brown as the hitherto unmentioned brother of the main character from the first film, exploding zombie midget eyeballs and lots of Sybil Danning doing what she does best. Oh also that same song from the trailer 4 or 5 times.

Spoony did a review on that one. Let me find it.

http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/10/28/howling-2-stirba-werewolf-bitch/ (http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/10/28/howling-2-stirba-werewolf-bitch/)
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Post by: Ratty on September 19, 2012, 06:41:17 AM
Spoony did a review on that one. Let me find it.

http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/10/28/howling-2-stirba-werewolf-bitch/ (http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/10/28/howling-2-stirba-werewolf-bitch/)

I saw that, was surprisingly underwhelmed by it though. I'd been waiting for him to do it for a long time, then when he did he spent too much time on boring parts only to skimp over one of the funniest scenes in the movie. I think you'd be better off watching the original instead of seeing Spoony's summary in this case. When it comes to werewolves I still much prefer his Terror TRAX let's plays. Terror T.R.A.X. - Track of the Vampire (Part 1 of 3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vs07e3fp5U#)
But then I always had a soft spot for "choose your own adventure" style gamebooks back in the day, so maybe I'm just an easy mark for the (somewhat affectionate?) spoof.

If you enjoy or are curious about Terror TRAX by the way the first two audio games (which are the only ones I'm entirely sure were actually produced) were released for free on the wizards of the coast site here https://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20011026b (https://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20011026b) http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20011026a (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20011026a) they're in realplayer format though (yeah that's how old they are) so you'll want to have VLC media player to play them, but having VLC media player is a good idea anyway because it's awesome. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html)

I've not watched any movies since my last post here, most of my free time being absorbed by the pulp collection "Weird Vampire Tales" where, strangely for an anthology, I haven't come upon a bad story yet.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 19, 2012, 04:45:32 PM
I've never actually seen one of H.G. Lewis's films but I remember Joe Bob Briggs spoke very highly of his work. Not much of a gore hound myself. I don't go out of my way to see or not see it but like anything else it can get obnoxious when poorly or overly utilized.

Ah, gore's my game. Nothing quite like a good gorror flick. Sometimes if a movie sucks but the effects are keen, I can say, "Well, at least it had some nice gore!" (And/or boobies.)

But sometimes you get flicks that try too hard and are just bad all over. A recent example being Piranha DD. Enjoyed the remake, but this sequel to it is awful. Hated the jokes, the effects, and all's about all the good I can say about it is, "The boobs were all right." Well, and Ving Rhames' character was still pretty funny.

But yeah, reminded me all too much of Chillerama. These movies are how NOT to do horror comedies.
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Post by: Ravvie on September 20, 2012, 05:42:17 PM
Watched the most recent Muppets movie last night. It was pretty funny, light hearted stuff. Which is nice, really, because yesterday I was feeling pretty miserable and needed something to cheer me up.  I might consider getting it for one of the kids I used to babysit; it's the type of movie her parents probably would be okay with.
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Post by: Lelygax on September 20, 2012, 07:37:24 PM
 I never watched a muppet movie, but I loved the muppet babies cartoon.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 20, 2012, 08:40:21 PM
I haven't seen the first two Muppet movies in forever, but I loved them as a kid, and I'm pretty certain I'd still dig 'em now.

That said, I was thoroughly unimpressed with the latest one. :( But that's just me; my friends seemed to really like it.



I just did a rewatch of The Cabin in the Woods. Really inventive movie that has fun with a lot of horror conventions.
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Post by: TheouAegis on September 21, 2012, 05:59:57 PM
Watched The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppet Movie so many times when I was a kid and a teen. I snagged my parents' copy of The Muppet Movie and it's sitting in my VHS collection in my apartment.  The old Muppets were the best. R.I.P. Jim.  :'(
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Post by: Ratty on September 21, 2012, 11:33:55 PM
Just watched "The Night Stalker" film that led to the "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" TV series. It was very good for a 1970s TV movie, which partly explains why it was the highest rated TV movie in history when it came out.
I just hope I can somehow soon learn to disassociate the character of Carl Kolchak from Darrin Mcgavin's other famous role, the dad in "A Christmas Story". ("You can't be out reporting and hunting vampires, if you get hurt who's going to take Ralphie to see Santa?") Got a chuckle when the same "heavy object dropped in lap" joke is used in "The Nightstalker", only it was books instead of a bowling ball. The Vampire was kind of lame with a bad moptop but I've seen way, waaaay worse. And this was the era of "Dark Shadows" after all.

Going to watch "The Night Strangler" the second tv movie that was made before the series, sometime soon. But I can already tell you it's not worth the roughly $130 amazon wants for a new copy of the out-of-print 2004 double feature DVD. It usually goes for about $30 used in the real world (seriously amazon wtf) but I was able to catch a good listing that had just been made and paid half that for the movies and show together.

No doubt both will be reprinted when the planned Johnny Depp/Disney remake gets off the ground.
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Post by: Inccubus on September 23, 2012, 12:28:14 AM
Last night ended up downloading and watching all 4 Die Hard movies. I found out they're working on a fifth one and I'm pretty hyped about it. Read the wiki about the series too, interesting how they're all based on unrelated novels.
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Post by: Aridale on September 23, 2012, 08:37:47 AM
I love all those movies. My fav by far is the first one tho. Such a good movie. Ive always liked Bruce Willis too. I really like the Lethal Weapon movies too
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Post by: TheouAegis on September 23, 2012, 06:50:36 PM
Lethal Weapon is a classic. I'm sure Hollywood will bastardize it with a remake in the near future.
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Post by: Beaumont_Belmont on October 01, 2012, 11:11:02 AM
I just watched Blade: Trinity because I grabbed one of those DVD multipacks and it happened to be in it. Pretty terrible, and Ryan Reynolds just twists the knife in the wound.

On the other hand, I saw Dredd last week and it was really good.
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Post by: Ratty on October 02, 2012, 09:15:24 PM
I just watched Blade: Trinity because I grabbed one of those DVD multipacks and it happened to be in it. Pretty terrible, and Ryan Reynolds just twists the knife in the wound.

On the other hand, I saw Dredd last week and it was really good.

What's funny is how long they took to introduce Dracula in that series when Blade was originally a side character from Marvel's Dracula comics. Then when they do introduce Drac, he's nothing like the classic Marvel incarnation.

Watched Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation the last 1930s Mr. Moto with Peter Lorre as the Japanese secret agent/detective yesterday, was pretty good.
Might watch the 1960s Henry Silva vehicle The Return of Mr. Moto tonight as a lark since it's on the same disc. I say as a lark because they didn't even get Moto's nationality right in the trailer "He's the swingin' Chinese cat with 900 lives! Who knows everything there is to know about how to kill a rat!" indeed.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 22, 2012, 12:40:43 AM
Like the previous number of years, I've been doing an October Horrorthon. But also like previous years, I've barely watched any so far and am not likely to watch a whole bunch, making it...not much of a marathon at all. I think the most I got in a month was 14. Meanwhile, a buddy of mine is very near to 100. Wtf...

Here's what I've knocked out so far, followed by my ratings for them (with "RW" signifying a rewatch):

Halloween (1978) - 5/5 (RW)
The Haunting in Connecticut - 3.5/5 (up half a star because Elias Koteas is a badass)
Night of the Living Dead (1990) - 4/5 (Blu-ray version which has a pretty controversial transfer due to heavily altered, DP-approved color timing)
Dear God No! - 4/5
Halloween II - 4/5 (RW) (up half a star because of how amazing the anamorphic photography is)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch - 4/5 (RW) (same as above)
The Frighteners - 3.5/5
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - 4/5 (RW)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - 3.5/5 (RW)
Black Sunday - 4.5/5 (RW)
Night of the Living Dead (1990) - 4/5 (RW with friends, this time the VUDU HDX download for PS3 since it has the original color timing; I kinda like the look of the Blu-ray more)
Mother's Day (1980) - 3.5/5 (RW)
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III - 3/5

Most of those on Blu-ray.

More to come.
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Post by: X on October 22, 2012, 05:40:57 PM
I never did see Prometheus in theaters, however I did finally see it when I bought the DVD. Talk about weird s**t. While some people will say the story is weak others will claim the cinematography is excellent. I personally enjoyed it and it didn't leave a sickening lump in my throat as did AvP: Requiem *Cough!*hospital scene*Cough!*. So after that I watched the original "Alien" and then watched "Aliens". I effectively call these three movies the "LV-426 trilogy" as they all take place on that particular planet. Unfortunately the film does raise more questions then it answers as internet blogs have stated, but never-the-less I'm okay with it as is.
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Post by: Ratty on October 24, 2012, 02:49:13 PM
Like the previous number of years, I've been doing an October Horrorthon. But also like previous years, I've barely watched any so far and am not likely to watch a whole bunch, making it...not much of a marathon at all. I think the most I got in a month was 14. Meanwhile, a buddy of mine is very near to 100. Wtf...

Here's what I've knocked out so far, followed by my ratings for them (with "RW" signifying a rewatch):

Halloween (1978) - 5/5 (RW)
The Haunting in Connecticut - 3.5/5 (up half a star because Elias Koteas is a badass)
Night of the Living Dead (1990) - 4/5 (Blu-ray version which has a pretty controversial transfer due to heavily altered, DP-approved color timing)
Dear God No! - 4/5
Halloween II - 4/5 (RW) (up half a star because of how amazing the anamorphic photography is)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch - 4/5 (RW) (same as above)
The Frighteners - 3.5/5
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - 4/5 (RW)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - 3.5/5 (RW)
Black Sunday - 4.5/5 (RW)
Night of the Living Dead (1990) - 4/5 (RW with friends, this time the VUDU HDX download for PS3 since it has the original color timing; I kinda like the look of the Blu-ray more)
Mother's Day (1980) - 3.5/5 (RW)
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III - 3/5

Most of those on Blu-ray.

More to come.

You're doing much better than me, aside from Hellsing Ultimate 1-4 I've hardly watched anything Halloweenish this month, that'll teach me to get a half-month early start lol.
Rewatching Sleepy Hollow now and in retrospect this movie was basically the beginning of Tim Burton's serious downward spiral. In and of itself it's not too terrible, but Burton's working through of daddy issues by shoehorning-in or reworking characters to represent himself started here. Though it's nowhere near the appalling level seen in his later work.
This film also marks the cementing of the Hot Topic evoking "Burton look" that he's not strayed from since, aside from the hilariously misguided but enjoyable 2001 reboot of Planet of the Apes. "Sleepy Hollow" is a decent whodunnit and Johnny Depp gives a fun performance as the squeamish Ichabod Crane, but it's nowhere near the level of Edward Scissorhands, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman '89 or Ed Wood.

Think I'll rewatch Freaks and Masque of the Red Death later, haven't seen them in years.
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Post by: Aridale on October 24, 2012, 06:30:15 PM
I actually love Sleepy Hollow. But really only the first parts. The entire feeling of the town and areas is amazing. Once the action starts to pick up I can take it or leave it. Still all around a good movie tho.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 25, 2012, 12:24:52 AM
Couple others I've watched:

Feast - 3/5 (RW)
Feast II: Sloppy Seconds - 1/5

I can definitely see where the writer–director team started getting s00p3r retarded and why Piranha DD sucked so bad. I couldn't understand how they'd gone from a pretty damn funny and enjoyable film like Feast (which I've been fond of for five years now) to something so asinine, dumb, and uncomically juvenile like Piranha DD. Then I realized their first movie was a fluke.

I'm sure I'd have watched more horror movies this month, but I've spent a lot of watching The Venture Bros. Rewatched the first 2 1/2 seasons, then went on to watch the second half of season three for the first time, and am currently about two-thirds through season four. Season five starts up THIS SUNDAY, although it's a special Halloween episode and the rest won't arrive until next year. Still really excited, though. What a great show; each episode gets better each time I watch it, since there's a lot of stuff that doesn't quite sink in the first time through.
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Post by: X on October 25, 2012, 09:52:29 AM
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I actually love Sleepy Hollow. But really only the first parts. The entire feeling of the town and areas is amazing. Once the action starts to pick up I can take it or leave it. Still all around a good movie tho.

Loved this flick! I remember seeing the old Disney adaption and was disappointed with the ending...because there wasn't any true ending to the story; just guesswork on the narrator's part. It literally left me hanging in the dark and wondering what happens next. Years later I learned that the 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' was supposed to be that way but I still didn't like it. But when Tim Burton made his version of Sleepy Hollow I felt that my prayers were answered. The movie has an end to the story and it felt complete. It also laid out the reasons for the Headless horseman's murderous rampage. While the original story states that he was a Hessian mercenary who lost his head during the war of independence it didn't really explain why his "physical" body rose from the grave to menace the quiet little town rather then his ghost. At least in the movie there was a reason for it. I'm probably analyzing the original story too much but to me these are important questions that I felt were reasonably answered in Tim Berton's movie.
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Post by: Ratty on October 25, 2012, 11:27:45 AM
I actually love Sleepy Hollow. But really only the first parts. The entire feeling of the town and areas is amazing. Once the action starts to pick up I can take it or leave it. Still all around a good movie tho.
I probably came off as overly-harsh in my thoughts above. I don't dislike the movie, I have some fond memories of it when it came out. It's just not a masterpiece. I like it but I want to like it so much more than I do, partly because Washington Irving's original short story has been my favorite ghost story since I was a little kid. I've seen the "Headless Horseman" treated really badly in film though, like one movie where a bunch of hippies set up a commune/roadside wild west attraction and not much of anything happens for an hour, then the heads are poorly done paper mache.

Loved this flick! I remember seeing the old Disney adaption and was disappointed with the ending...because there wasn't any true ending to the story; just guesswork on the narrator's part. It literally left me hanging in the dark and wondering what happens next. Years later I learned that the 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' was supposed to be that way but I still didn't like it. But when Tim Burton made his version of Sleepy Hollow I felt that my prayers were answered. The movie has an end to the story and it felt complete. It also laid out the reasons for the Headless horseman's murderous rampage. While the original story states that he was a Hessian mercenary who lost his head during the war of independence it didn't really explain why his "physical" body rose from the grave to menace the quiet little town rather then his ghost. At least in the movie there was a reason for it. I'm probably analyzing the original story too much but to me these are important questions that I felt were reasonably answered in Tim Berton's movie.
That's certainly an understandable and fair enough opinion. The movie is a satisfying story, I just find it harmed by Cranes' unnecessary and out of place backstory (daddy issues) and art direction I've since become sick of. Though the latter complaint is obviously just a matter of taste, and it does help this film maintain a desired mood until the very end, instead of being pointless and/or out of place like in some later movies. *cough*Charlie&theChocolateFactory*cough*

I'm sure I'd have watched more horror movies this month, but I've spent a lot of watching The Venture Bros.
Similar story here, only I've been watching "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" I've always loved how deliciously and un-apologetically goofy and fun this series is from Season 2 on. It's so refreshing.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 25, 2012, 12:49:40 PM
I oughta consider getting Herc on DVD sometime, or subscribe to Netflix if it's streaming. I loved that show growing up.
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Post by: Ratty on October 25, 2012, 01:13:57 PM
I oughta consider getting Herc on DVD sometime, or subscribe to Netflix if it's streaming. I loved that show growing up.

Me to, I was just at that age where I was ashamed to admit I liked something so goofy and camp though, so I enjoyed it on the sly lol.
It's really the spiritual successor to the 1960s Batman show I think, high adventure and high camp. All done with charm.

Just a word of advice on the DVDs- if you get Season 1, the darkest, most serious and weakest season in the series, go for the older Anchor Bay set rather than the budget re-release.
The anchor bay sets had a lot of extras (commentaries and mini-documentaries most important among those) and probably less compression than the newer completely bare-bones re-release sets, which come on fewer discs. But the long out of print Anchor Bay releases have got a couple (fatal?) flaws. One is that they're in huge inconvenient digipacks, but the real problem is that they're not subtitled nor even closed captioned. I like to watch things with subtitles a lot of the time (I occasionally miss whispered or rushed lines) so that's a big problem for me. But unless your hearing is really bad go with the Anchor Bay set for season one since the re-release does not include the 5 "Action Pack" TV movies that served as the series pilot.

I've got seasons from both releases and I've seen compression artifacts in both (more blurryness in some episodes on the budget release, more grainyness on the anchor bay sets sometimes) some of that may just be from low quality original prints considering the primitive CGI that was used on the show a lot. But overall picture on the Anchor Bay sets may be better, but I've yet to see someone do a side-by-side comparison.

PS- I've never really been a fan of Xena, but I hear the recent budget releases of that series are actually very preferable to the old anchor bay sets, which for some strange reason (I mean wasn't Xena the more popular show?) had few if any extras and had the episodes out of order, or so I hear.
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Post by: Aridale on October 25, 2012, 02:15:04 PM
I LOVED Hercules when I was younger and hated when it got canned in favor of Xena. I became a Xena fan way on down the road after like 5 seasons. I went back and tried to watch Xena again from the beginning on netflix earlier in the year and just couldnt do it. I didnt even make it to season 2.

I need to watch Herc tho... its on my instant queue
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Post by: Ratty on October 25, 2012, 04:33:30 PM
I LOVED Hercules when I was younger and hated when it got canned in favor of Xena. I became a Xena fan way on down the road after like 5 seasons. I went back and tried to watch Xena again from the beginning on netflix earlier in the year and just couldnt do it. I didnt even make it to season 2.

I need to watch Herc tho... its on my instant queue

My advice is skip to season 2, that's when the show really lightened up and came into its own.

Xena always seemed to take itself waaay too seriously for me, but I've been meaning to borrow someone I know's season 1 set for a while to give it another chance.

PS - While we're on about now relatively obscure shows, anyone else a fan of Farscape? Another great show that didn't show it's true potential until the second season.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 25, 2012, 11:30:16 PM
Farscape is one of my absolute favorite shows. Shame it got canned when it was still going super strong. You could've made a whole fifth season with all the stuff that was going on. I enjoyed The Peacekeeper Wars, but damn did that have a lot of loose ends to tie in three hours. Better than no closure at all, however.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 26, 2012, 01:28:39 AM
Watched a couple horror films tonight (well, technically last night):

Halloween (1978) - Still 5/5. Saw it at a theater. Screen Archives promised a new HD transfer and it was five bucks so it sounded fun to hit it up with a buddy. And it was fun seeing it on a big screen, however the presentation was lousy. Pretty good res on the picture, but the projection was all off, and the way they formatted the file was terrible as well. First off, it began with a new mini documentary. This was at like a really weird aspect ratio, might've been around 1.66:1. Or maybe it was supposed to be 1.85 but the projector was all messed up. So whatever this ratio was or was supposed to be, the movie was apparently on the same video file, and so the movie image was actually stuck within the same weird frame. So instead of filling the entire screen like it should've, and they even had the curtains open for a scope ratio flick, the movie is crammed into this little weird window with big black openness on all four sides—except the black levels were really poor and you could see grays on top and bottom of the image, filling the rest of this 1.66/1.85 frame. Totally unprofessional. On top of that, the image wasn't even rectangular, it made like a smile shape, making the already warped anamorphic photography even more warped. Damn bizarre. On top of technical problems, there were assholes in the room chatting the whole time. ALL THIS SAID, however, I had a good time seeing the movie on a big screen, even if it could've been 10,000 times better had competence been involved. Throw the Blu-ray on a projector at home and you'll get results that are far more satisfactory; I didn't notice anything in the supposedly new HD transfer that I didn't see on the Blu-ray from several years ago, leading me to believe it's not from a new HD master at all. And come on, this should have been on friggin' 35mm!

Magic - 4.5/5 (RW) – Holy crap what an intense film. Anthony Hopkins gives such a convincing performance, and that dummy is just creepy. Super classy flick. Makes me realize I need more horror films in my collection that deal more with actual suspense over blood and boobs.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 26, 2012, 02:48:23 AM
Also, this was released a few days ago:

Evil Dead (remake) trailer (http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/10/24/evil-dead-red-band-trailer)

Initial reaction was, "Not sure what to think." More I thought about it and the more times I watched it, however, the more optimistic I became. It actually looks super cool and grisly, and that part where the long-haired dude wimpers, "Oh my God, why the fuck did you do that?" is actually kinda chilling.

Only negative feedback I can give at the moment is the first-person "evil" perspective, which has maybe an eighth of the coolness and intensity of the original two films. It just doesn't feel like you're "seeing" through the "eyes" of an evil presence anymore, based on what's shown in this trailer. Just a cheap imitation.

Hell, this good but not great (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO78lMTSRbA#) homage music video does it better.
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Post by: Ratty on October 26, 2012, 11:26:48 AM
Farscape is one of my absolute favorite shows. Shame it got canned when it was still going super strong. You could've made a whole fifth season with all the stuff that was going on. I enjoyed The Peacekeeper Wars, but damn did that have a lot of loose ends to tie in three hours. Better than no closure at all, however.

Another 'Scaper, Frell yeah! High five! We're too rare these days.

Also, this was released a few days ago:

Evil Dead (remake) trailer (http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/10/24/evil-dead-red-band-trailer)

Initial reaction was, "Not sure what to think." More I thought about it and the more times I watched it, however, the more optimistic I became. It actually looks super cool and grisly, and that part where the long-haired dude wimpers, "Oh my God, why the fuck did you do that?" is actually kinda chilling.

Only negative feedback I can give at the moment is the first-person "evil" perspective, which has maybe an eighth of the coolness and intensity of the original two films. It just doesn't feel like you're "seeing" through the "eyes" of an evil presence anymore, based on what's shown in this trailer. Just a cheap imitation.

Hell, this good but not great (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO78lMTSRbA#) homage music video does it better.

Unnecessary remake looks very unnecessary, my only advice to these guys would be to switch it around so that the blonde is the one who lives instead of Ash. Because there can truly be only one chainsaw weilding Ashley Williams, and that's Bruce Campbell.
Never was a big fan of the first one so not that bothered by this, as long as they leave 2 and Army of Darkness alone.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 26, 2012, 12:05:23 PM
A smart move on the part of the producers (the Renaissance boys are all closely involved) is that there is no Ash in this movie, or Linda, etc. I'm sure the characters will still kinda represent previous characters in ways, but hopefully they won't do that too much and just make it a whole new set of losers.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 26, 2012, 12:17:58 PM
As for Farscape, my brother introduced me to that show a long time ago. He started watching it on TV and started getting all the DVDs and got each new one right when it came out. It was super cool experiencing that entire show with him. Really excellent mixture of drama and comedy.

Last year I went through the whole show with a friend of mine. Dunno how it was possible, but I grew even more fond of it the second time through. He loved it as well.

Then I showed him Twin Peaks. ;D I swear if it weren't for that show's existence, Farscape would be the greatest show ever.

I kinda lament that so many people talk about Firefly as the greatest "alternative sci-fi" show, but when I ask 'em if they've seen Farscape, they don't even know what I'm talking about. ;_;
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Post by: Ratty on October 26, 2012, 08:06:42 PM
I kinda lament that so many people talk about Firefly as the greatest "alternative sci-fi" show, but when I ask 'em if they've seen Farscape, they don't even know what I'm talking about. ;_;
I'm still kinda mad about how obscure the show is when the Battlestar Galactica remake, which was literally Farscape's "replacement" on the syfy channel, gets all the credit for innovations which belong to Farscape. The first weekly Science Fiction show that proved you could break the old Star Trek mold of having a rigid status quo with largely static characters and have feature film quality writing, acting and special effects.

And ahh yes the legendary Starbust DVDs, those things were expensive when they came out and only got more expensive as time went on! I wasn't able to get the show on DVD until a few years ago. When the complete series boxset was released for the price of what the old ADV season 1 set had cost. I was very close to buying a region free DVD player and getting the old Australian season sets when the re-release was announced lol. What's really sad though is that one Australian guy I talked to years ago said hardly anyone there had ever heard of the show. He hadn't until he picked up the DVDs at the market for a few bucks on a lark, and this same guy spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on a replica of the Firefly ship.
Too bad most Australians aren't aware of one of the most impressive and innovative pieces of television to come out of their own country.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 26, 2012, 08:52:42 PM
That's depressing. I thought it would at least have a pretty strong following over there.

Thankfully I picked up the Blu-ray complete set (well, sans Peacekeeper Wars) for around $65. Definitely the best this show will ever look, and it barely takes up any shelf space. It's a shame that the masters are in standard def, but they're PAL at least and upscaling from that definitely yields better results than NTSC conversions.

It's too bad Hallmark, Henson Co., etc. didn't have the foresight to master the show in HD. All that money spent on filming it on 35mm and they only do PAL mastering. Criminal. :(
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on October 26, 2012, 10:41:59 PM
hey cant hate on Firefly tho... that show, short lived as it sadly was, created a fantastic universe and characters. I love the show and Serenity is one of my all time fav movies. That movie made Nathan Fillion for me. If hes in somethin Ill prolly watch it. Castle is fantastic too btw. The Firefly reference on the halloween episode a few years back is easily one of the best moments of tv Ive ever had in my entire life.

As for the Evil Dead remake... I think it looks pretty good. The intended fully for it to be a total departure from original movies and it appears to be. The girl is the new Ash btw... I didnt like the original. It was just too unintentionally bad and I couldnt bring mself to like it. Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness tho... ESPECIALLY AoD are total classics tho

AoD is right up there with Serenity, Princess Bride, O Brother Where Art Thou, Space Balls, and Conan the Barbarian in my book
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 27, 2012, 12:29:21 AM
The first Evil Dead's my favorite in the series, heh. It truly is the ultimate experience in grueling horror.

I've only seen about a third of Firefly. I thought it was pretty good. Definitely intend on watching it all, but the girl I was watching it with is all nutzoid over the series, and she kept freaking spoiling everything for me as we were watching. So I never called her over to watch more and I haven't worked up the desire yet to start anew. Hopefully I've forgotten some of the stuff she spoiled.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Phoenix7786 on October 28, 2012, 10:44:01 PM
and she kept freaking spoiling everything for me as we were watching. So I never called her over to watch more and I haven't worked up the desire yet to start anew. Hopefully I've forgotten some of the stuff she spoiled.

Those are the kind of people you forearm while yelling LARIOTOOOOOOOOOOOO in as Japanese as you can make your voice sound.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on November 05, 2012, 12:10:12 AM
THIS (http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?cID=1340#auswahl) is why I love Blu-ray. Yow!

I wish all transfers could look this good. (That's not possible considering film stocks, budgets, craft, etc. of the original productions, but I guess what I mean to say is, I wish ALL BLU-RAY TRANSFERS were as skillfully done and as representative of the original source material as this one is.)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on November 05, 2012, 02:49:52 AM
THIS (http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?cID=1340#auswahl) is why I love Blu-ray. Yow!

I wish all transfers could look this good. (That's not possible considering film stocks, budgets, craft, etc. of the original productions, but I guess what I mean to say is, I wish ALL BLU-RAY TRANSFERS were as skillfully done and as representative of the original source material as this one is.)

Rosemary's Baby, ahh I remember catching this one on Monstervision when I was a kid. Fun flick. No doubt one of the best of the Satanic cult movies that seem to have been popular from the late 60s to the mid 80s.* Never realized it was Criterion collection material though. Then again it was made by Polanski.

*When the US was having a silly panic about such things, with sensationalist news stories and trials featuring "repressed memories".
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Super Waffle on April 03, 2013, 06:10:13 PM
I saw The Fearless Vampire Killers the other day.

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi47.tinypic.com%2Fwuj90p.jpg&hash=c56fb26725f42805c16a2d68244c8a3b)

I like the ending.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 04, 2013, 02:57:56 PM
Fearless Vampire Killers is amazing and I keep hoping for a really nice Blu-ray release.


Also: Roger Ebert, y u di? :(
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 04, 2013, 08:56:53 PM
Also: Roger Ebert, y u di? :(

OMG last I heard, he took time off work because he wasn't feeling well. I didn't hear the news that he died today!
On a related note, he didn't look so hot in the days prior to his death. Cancer wasn't kind to him.

Roger Ebert then:
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fnyocommercialobserver.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F04%2Froger-ebert-360xx272-229-45-59.jpg&hash=fd04e5e3b3a01a1b8bbacb6c37ba4eed)
And ... er, more recently:
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.i.com.com%2Fcnwk.1d%2Fi%2Ftim%2F%2F2010%2F03%2F02%2F302_eve_reynolds_480x360.jpg&hash=c5dd922fca8c3d65947da6d7f717f267)

(In the last pic, he's telling someone to read a note. That was his sign language for "read aloud".)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 04, 2013, 10:47:35 PM
He lived long enough to write a scathing review of the new Evil Dead at least, heh. That dude never did much like the horror genre, at least not the more exploitative stuff.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: JR on April 05, 2013, 02:31:40 AM
I just saw the Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, having never heard of them before. It's something I'd never have picked up myself, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Hilarious.

My favorite scene:
Jim Lahey chugging liquor. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUFKs9TA4BQ#ws)

...maybe a lot better in context, but oh well. I must now watch/buy the TV series.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 05, 2013, 03:22:27 AM
Is that the one where they try to steal a big gumball machine or something? I didn't care for that movie, but I'd already watched most of the show before seeing it. Quite different from the show, got rid of the documentary aspect, was really trying to be a "movie" version of the show by changing characters to make it a standalone piece, but eh...the other movies followed the show and I prefer those.

Maybe I'll go back to it sometime and will develop a better appreciation for it.

Trailer Park Boys the show is really amazing, though. Oh man, so good. A lot of the series' TV specials haven't been released here in the States which pisses me off.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 05, 2013, 06:20:36 AM
I just finished watching Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World.
So much CV references. hehe.

Yeah I know it's an old-ish kamen rider movie. Someone uploaded the whole movie on youtube.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on April 05, 2013, 08:14:27 AM
With English subs?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 06, 2013, 05:39:05 AM
With English subs?

Si.  ;D

Youtube has a lot of english subbed kamen rider movies and episodes.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on April 06, 2013, 07:08:36 AM
Link please? I never watched Kiva, but I've seen him in Decade. So I want to watch this movie.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 06, 2013, 09:00:03 AM
You can just google it pretty easily.

It should be KIBA but the subtitler called it Kiva (Kibat makes more sense than Kivat). I watched it last night. A lot of other full-length Kamen Rider movies are on YouTube subtitled too. But I never really liked Kamen Rider. I admit it's a bit more low-key than other tokusatsu shows and has a much more mature tone (relatively speaking), but I just could never get into it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 07, 2013, 05:46:22 AM
Link please? I never watched Kiva, but I've seen him in Decade. So I want to watch this movie.

Here you go.
Kamen Rider Kiva King of the Castle in the Demon World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdo80M7TpPM#ws)

But I never really liked Kamen Rider. I admit it's a bit more low-key than other tokusatsu shows and has a much more mature tone (relatively speaking), but I just could never get into it.

Yeah its ok. I just recently got into watching Kamen Rider after a long hiatus (I watched Black sometime in the early 90s). I just always remember it is a children's show and it must not be taken seriously, as with all other Japanese superhero shows. The toys are awesome though. And the Japanese kids acting out their favorite hero is so cute~
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on April 09, 2013, 05:25:13 PM
He lived long enough to write a scathing review of the new Evil Dead at least, heh. That dude never did much like the horror genre, at least not the more exploitative stuff.

Which is funny because he gave Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn 3 out of 4 stars, as proudly proclaimed on the VHS box cover for the movie.
Remember that huge outcry when he said video games weren't and never could be art? It's too bad so many gamers are so insecure in the legitimacy of their hobby that a small put-down from a critic of a more established artform got them all riled up. Personally though I never quite "bought" Ebert's argument for film-as-art, which was, at least as it has been described to me, essentially "a movie is the director's vision therefore it's art". Which is absurd because it completely ignores the fundamentally collaborative nature of filmmaking. Of course someone with that kind of thinking would never accept games, possibly the most inherently collaborative artform, as legitimate.

It's like we forget celebrities are all too flawed humans sometimes.
Siskel & Ebert & the Protestants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALFpRJKnK2U#)

"Goddamn Protestants, the biggest thing that happens for them on Sunday is a bake sale." - Roger Ebert

Goodnight, sweet Prince. And a parade of dancing hotdogs and popcorn guide thee to the lobby.

Also the last movie I watched was Slayers: The Motion Picture it holds up pretty well but seems much less risque than it did when I was 11.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 09, 2013, 07:14:10 PM
Watched "Brave" last night. Then deleted it promptly. No way in hell that should have beat out "Wreck-It Ralph". Definitely one of the low-points in Pixar's repertoire. Even "Wall-E" was a better movie. That "Brave" won that many awards is just proof Hollywood has an unholy agenda. And no, I'm not saying this as a fan of "Wreck-It Ralph", I'm saying it as someone who was bored 80% of the movie. The bear was a cursed prince? Ooh, what a twist! ... So what? The witch stole the film and she only had 1.25 scenes. It lacked any Pixar charm. Nice soundtrack though, I think. Can't remember if I was awake enough to listen to it all.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on April 09, 2013, 09:47:13 PM
TMNT and TMNT 2 secret of the ooze and Robocop 3
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 09, 2013, 10:26:57 PM
Okay, you are invited to hang out with me and my buddy in Tacoma,WA. Get his girl out of the house and we can have a TMNT marathon. All four movies then maybe the original cartoon series as well (which he has all of). We'll be fat and die of a heart attack on the way home afterward, but it'll be fun.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on April 10, 2013, 12:38:04 AM
Okay, you are invited to hang out with me and my buddy in Tacoma,WA. Get his girl out of the house and we can have a TMNT marathon. All four movies then maybe the original cartoon series as well (which he has all of). We'll be fat and die of a heart attack on the way home afterward, but it'll be fun.

Cool, but I'm in cali so I have to sadly decline  :'(

Also I was kind of watching rashomon at one point.


Rashomon (1950) HD trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBn4cvHKPUc#)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 10, 2013, 04:46:22 AM
Oh I remembered watching Rashomon for my literature class.
It was originally a short story titled "In a Grove" by Ryuunosuke Akutagawa.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 10, 2013, 04:50:47 AM
Okay, you are invited to hang out with me and my buddy in Tacoma,WA. Get his girl out of the house and we can have a TMNT marathon. All four movies then maybe the original cartoon series as well (which he has all of). We'll be fat and die of a heart attack on the way home afterward, but it'll be fun.

Can I come, tooooo? I have the TMNT pizza box set on Bloo-ray.

And the whole original toon.

And the whole 2003 toon.

And all of the Nick toon on DVR up till now.

And almost all of the entire Mirage and Image run of the comics.

And most of the Archie ics. (See what I did there? Tried to be all cool like when people shorthand 'zine for "magazine.")

I have toys, too... We could play-fight with Turtles toys.

And I have a photocopy of a semiofficial TMNT porno mini-comic. >_> We could, uh, huddle around and read that, too.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 10, 2013, 04:54:37 AM
Oh, as for movies watched, I (re)watched and enjoyed all of these recently:

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
Argo
Evil Dead (2013)
From Beyond
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man)
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

And Rashomon is really good.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on April 10, 2013, 09:59:10 AM
Evil Dead (2013)

Not my kind of movie, but how was it?

Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man)

Ahh an old rental store favorite of mine. As I understand it it's essentially a sort of quasi Dylan Dog movie. The more recent Dylan Dog film got 8% on rotten tomatoes and seems to be a much more Americanized and straight forward movie so I'm not sure I'll go out of my way to see that one. But I'd recommend Dellamorte Dellamore to anyone interested in unusual horror/comedy art films.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 10, 2013, 11:07:37 AM
Dellamorte certainly has much more to do with the Dylan Dog comics than the US movie. A number of people basically consider it "the real Dylan Dog movie."

I just wish the novel and more works by the author were published in English. From my understanding, the movie is kind of a hodgepodge of different works and ideas. I don't know what Francesco Dellamorte's original personality was like, but Wikipedia makes it sound like he's the Italian equivalent to Dylan Dog. The filmmakers must have thought the two characters were similar enough to borrow Dylan Dog's appearance directly out of the comics—right down to the use of Rupert Everett whom Dylan was modeled after. (Not that Ratty doesn't know any of this, but for anyone else interested.)

But yeah, there's a nice big tome of Dylan comics that came out a few years ago. It was around $16–17 for nearly 700 pages. I snatched that up right away; seems it might be OOP now. Some of the most fun I've had reading comics.

Dellamorte Dellamore is just...yeah. It was a total blind buy when it came out on DVD some years back because some horror buffs were talking about it being like THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER and how it was almost more of a tragic romantic comedy than a horror film, so I saw it cheap online and it became one of my favorite movies on first watch. Just got the Italian Blu-ray for it so that was a treat to see.



Aaaaaaaaaaaas for the Evil Dead remake, it's a ton of fun. No idea how it'll stand up to multiple rewatchings, but I liked it enough to see it twice so far. Its use of practical gore effects is downright amazing. However, it has zero atmosphere to speak of. Just kind of abandons all that for a rollercoaster thrill ride, which is too bad considering the first two movies had such heavy atmosphere and moments of true dread (yes, even the second one despite its slapstick comedic leanings).

And it has the greatest after-credits sequence ever:
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Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on April 10, 2013, 02:48:35 PM
Evil Dead 2013

And it has the greatest after-credits sequence ever:
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Awesome!

EDIT: Since Abnormal Freak didn't put his reply in a spoiler and I guess it would be a little silly to carry on a whole conversation in spoiler tags I'm un-spoiler tagging the text below.

I've debated with myself over the last few years whether I would want to see a sequel to Army of Darkness or not considering how much older Campbell is now, it's a definite "no" with anyone else in the role.
Campbell himself has of course said many times he won't do it and asked the question "Did anyone really want to see Indiana Jones 4?" and whether anyone was genuinely satisfied with that movie. I see his point, but since ED2 Ash has been as much a parody of the badass action/horror hero as he is the epitome of the trope, unlike Jones who has always been more of a straight wish-fulfillment fantasy for the audience, so an older Ash might be doable. They could make his age an extension of the "joke". But not if it overextends to the point that he's more joke than cheesy bona-fide hero, it's a delicate balance. On the other hand they could ramp-up the seriousness and darkness and make it more ED2 than AoD, which would be interesting. Exploring how Ash has been haunted all these years by the events and now has to face the evil one more time. Whatever the direction, if anyone could make it work, it'd be Campbell and Raimi.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 10, 2013, 03:01:27 PM
For something like ten years now, Raimi keeps saying he'll "begin writing Evil Dead 4 with brother Ivan this summer." He just said that again only a month ago; dude's the biggest troll around. I'm convinced his sadism extends beyond torturing Bruce and into the fandom as well.

But I would hope with the opening weekend success (and hopefully continued success) of the remake that Sam will actually give it more thought this time around and actually make something of it. With Sam, Bruce, and Rob Tapert all still the rightsholders and head producers on the remake, it's clear that they care about the property. I think the time to do a sequel to the Ash saga is now.

I really think they ought to follow through with the director's cut ending to Army of Darkness.
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I'd prefer a fourth movie to be more in line with Evil Dead II. Something dark (and really, there's some seriously disturbing stuff in that movie, something most horror-comedies don't have) but also outrageously silly. I love me some Army of Darkness, but it would be nice to see the original series go back to its horror roots.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on April 10, 2013, 05:39:32 PM
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

I need to see this movie sometime, they have talked a lot of good things about this movie.

Also I need to see this new Evil Dead, I loved the 2nd and 3rd movies (didnt watched the 1st one yet)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on April 10, 2013, 05:53:54 PM
I really think they ought to follow through with the director's cut ending to Army of Darkness.
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Eh I've just never been a fan of the Director's Cut ending. Though it might work better for a sequel in some ways, it'd be harder to keep the movie from feeling derivative of films with similar settings unless they kept Ash mostly isolated from other non-infected humans for about half the movie like in ED1 and 2.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on April 10, 2013, 06:00:05 PM
Never seen this director's cut ending. Someone can give me a link or say what happens in it?

edit: forget it

Army of Darkness Director's Cut Ending (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c1hNYzHYbw#)

edit2: WTF?! Here in Brazil that is the default ending, I've never seen THIS one

Army of Darkness Theatrical Ending (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eyFjcXZP7A#)

He says "Hail to the king, babe" like Duke Nukem does too ;D
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 10, 2013, 06:12:16 PM
The S-Mart ending is what was seen worldwide. The original ending got reinstated for a director's cut, which is my preferred version of the movie.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on April 10, 2013, 07:23:42 PM
In Brazil the original ending/director's cut/post-apocalipse thing is what we have seen, this S-Mart ending is new to me. Its good to know that a "good ending" still exists to this guy, I felt bad about him when I was a kid, hau auu~
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 10, 2013, 08:01:07 PM
Ah, OK. Yeah, the S-Mart one was done to make people feel better I think, heh. That's the ending that most territories (I thought all) had used. I think Universal requested a brighter ending.

It's funny in its own right, but I prefer the original ending.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on April 10, 2013, 08:23:15 PM
In Brazil the original ending/director's cut/post-apocalipse thing is what we have seen, this S-Mart ending is new to me. Its good to know that a "good ending" still exists to this guy, I felt bad about him when I was a kid, hau auu~

Yeah I loved the theatrical (S-Mart) ending as a kid. After seeing all the shit Ash went through in Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness it was great seeing him graduate to full-blown badass and get a happy ending. And seeing it with older eyes and knowing that it was a studio demanded change I think that Raimi and Campbell put it so over the top to be a bit smartass, which only makes it more fun. Truly one of the few screening audience demanded changes I'm happy about.
 
The theatrical ending is the one that's taken as canon in most of the comics/games I know of. Except for the second PS2 game "Regeneration" which was an alternative "what if" story about what might have happened if Ash hadn't gotten sucked back in time but had gotten committed to an Asylum for the cabin murders instead.
Speaking of which both the games on PS2/original Xbox, "Evil Dead: A Fistfull of Boomstick" and "Evil Dead: Regenration" are pretty good if short hack and slashers. But avoid the one on PS1/Dreamcast "Evil Dead: Hail to the King" as it's a terrible Resident Evil clone. It did result in this sweet advert though.
Evil Dead - Hail to the King Teaser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GikIc62Ug-g#)

PS- Duke Nukem stole the line "Hail to the King, Baby" from Army of Darkness, Bruce Campbell has complained about this a few times lol. Saying Duke Nukem took so many lines from other sources (like the line "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all outta gum." taken from the movie "They Live") that it went beyond homage into plagiarism and that they should hire a writer.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 10, 2013, 08:47:40 PM
I keep meaning and then forgetting to check out the video games. One of the later ones sounded especially cool, think it was Fistful of Boomstick.

Campbell voiced the character in all the games, didn't he?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on April 10, 2013, 09:11:55 PM
Can some one explain to me why army of darkness is not as scary as evil dead?

IIRC AoD  was not that scary(I have not seen the whole thing but from what I watched it just did not give me a horror feeling but an action one at that.  I was really young so my memory is not that good but.....) but evil dead from what I hear is scary so what gives?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on April 10, 2013, 09:18:40 PM
I keep meaning and then forgetting to check out the video games. One of the later ones sounded especially cool, think it was Fistful of Boomstick.

Campbell voiced the character in all the games, didn't he?

Yeah he voiced Ash in all of the games. Not counting the "Evil Dead" game that came out in the 80s on like the Commandore64 lol. And they all had a one-liner button iirc, I know the first 2 do. "Hail to the King" tried to integrate one-liners into gameplay in a stupid way -use finishing moves and one-liners for enemies to have a higher chance of dropping better power ups, not easy with Resident Evil controls. In the other games the button was just an extra without bearing on game mechanics, and he would let out other special one-liners every now and then if you didn't use the button to prompt him all the time. You also didn't have to worry about gasoline for your chainsaw in the second two games.

"Fistfull of Boomstick" probably is the best one, it's harder than "Regeneration" and the final boss is comedically anti-climactic (probably on purpose) but it feels more true to the license and for a budget hack and slash it's pretty good. Probably take you 3 - 5 hours to beat.

Can some one explain to me why army of darkness is not as scary as evil dead?

IIRC AoD  was not that scary(I have not seen the whole thing but from what I watched it just did not give me a horror feeling but an action one at that.  I was really young so my memory is not that good but.....) but evil dead from what I hear is scary so what gives?

"Evil Dead" was made as a serious exploitation horror film, but it was so over the top with the gore and campy acting that a lot of people mistook it for a horror comedy. Sam Raimi ran with this idea and made Evil Dead 2 an actual horror comedy, then with Army of Darkness (originally conceived as "Medeival Dead") they mostly dropped the horror focus and just made it a more mainstream action adventure with comedy and horror elements.
If "Evil Dead" is a grindhouse movie then "Army of Darkness" is a tribute to Ray Harryhausen's brand of swashbuckling adventure ala Jason and the Argonauts and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. (Raimi specifically requested the skeletons in AoD have the "Harryhausen grimace" (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_egME-wKAc1g/TH-uWwgj5qI/AAAAAAAAAqc/1xvbqkYR09s/s1600/skeletons3.jpg) even though real skeletons don't look like that.) Personally I like the movies in reverse order, AoD, then ED2 and I don't really like the first one lol.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on April 10, 2013, 10:52:22 PM
I dont really like the first one either. I much prefer the 2nd one as the "real" first movie since its basically a remake of the first one but playin more to their strengths like AoD\Hercules\Xena
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on April 11, 2013, 05:05:24 AM
Life of Pi.... i bought it on Blu-Ray and all i can say is im mind blown!!!! Best movie ive seen in quite some time
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 11, 2013, 08:18:59 AM
I dont really like the first one either. I much prefer the 2nd one as the "real" first movie since its basically a remake of the first one but playin more to their strengths like AoD\Hercules\Xena

Nnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooo D:
I don't understand how this "basically a remake" idea even exists. Evil Dead II was always intended to be a direct sequel. Originally they wanted to use footage from the first film for the recap but securing all the various overseas rights was too much a hassle at the time so they planned to reshoot a lot of the events. But due to time and budgetary constraints, they stopped pursuing this idea (there exists FX footage of possessed Scotty, who was going to be played by Sam Raimi, I believe) and went for a more streamlined recap with just Ash and his girlfriend going to the cabin.

From the point about five minutes into the movie when The Evil directly attacks Ash like at the end of the first movie, it's completely sequel territory (minus, you know, Ash going back to the broken bridge). There are scenes that are basically recreated in the sequel, true, but some of these are recreated in Army of Darkness as well. (The "You will never retrieve the Necronomicon!" She-Bitch scene particularly.)

So II really isn't a remake nor was it ever intended to be. I actually watched all three movies back-to-back recently as one movie, cutting out the mismatched recaps and endings, and it all worked out really well barring a few missing setups to jokes ("Shop smart").

I love all three movies about equally, but I probably prefer them first to last. The first is one of the best pure horror movies ever made, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 11, 2013, 09:37:57 PM
Not really a movie, but I watched Birdy The Mighty last. Sci-fi anime that was done as an OVA and then a TV series (the OVA was more adult-oriented). I found myself drawn to it, surprisingly. At one point I watched 10 episodes back to back. Like Flame Of Rekka, the change in staffing is apparent in later episodes. It looks like they suffered the same budget crises that Gainax often faced by the end of the series, with the animation seriously crippled in the last episode -- it didn't even look like the same show! But the story was decent, I thought. Season 2 really took it off, but that's when the quality dropped too.

Tonight I'm gonna watch Children Who Chase Lost Voices.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 13, 2013, 12:21:07 AM
Just finished "Children Who Chase Lost Voices". Shinkai Makoto's definitely taking the Miyazaki route here. The eyes, hair, clothing, landscape, Quetzalcoatl, vita aqua -- all of it just screams "Princess Mononoke". Seemed like it would be a sad movie, but it didn't really seem like it. And damn, those Izoku are fucking creepy.

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Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on April 13, 2013, 08:31:03 AM
Why the first screenshot have portuguese subs? Random screen or you understand our language? :P
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 13, 2013, 09:30:10 AM
Random. I figured someone would enjoy subtitles.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on April 13, 2013, 09:33:17 AM
"They hate the light and the water...
they are a cursed tribe."

:P
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 13, 2013, 11:48:42 AM
I keep wanting to check out that movie but unlike Theou I'm not a pirating bastard and I never see the Blu-ray for cheap.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 13, 2013, 08:44:53 PM
 :-X.l.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: X on April 13, 2013, 11:51:51 PM
Guyver 2: Dark Hero. Love the film to death. I first saw it back in early '96 and just recently found a copy sitting in a free store where I work. SCORE!! I've been trying to get my hands on it for well over a decade now so I got lucky. I just wish they'd release a full music score of the film because that's 50% of the bad-ass awesomeness of the film right there. I did see the first film once but that was enough for me. It wasn't nearly as impressive in anyway compared to it's sequel.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 15, 2013, 01:34:35 AM
Just watched Escape from L.A. a few days ago.
SNAKE!!!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on April 17, 2013, 02:16:11 AM
Barry Lyndon, classic film from Stanley Kubrick.
So much beauty! A tragic story with beautiful and tragic characters, settled in an ancient time. It was beautiful.

And watched again OldBoy with my best friend. The ending again made me cry. Still one of my all-time favourites.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on April 17, 2013, 03:34:50 AM
Oldboy is raaaaad. One day I'll read the manga which I own all volumes of.

Just rewatched Repo Man courtesy of Criterion's excellent Blu-ray. Love this film to death, 5/5 stars.

Repo Man - Let's Go Get Sushi And Not Pay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGzkQAIHTTY#ws)
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Post by: Lelygax on April 17, 2013, 08:07:03 AM
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Who is this user? Abnormal Freak knows him. Me too, but I dont remember who said this:

I renounced all of the curse-filled music I've ever listened to (and everything else in my life). Been replacing it with worship and praise.


Please guys, try to remember, I dont know why but its really getting in my nerves. This user edited almost all posts to ".", ",", "-" or a "=". Why he is trying to erase hesrself?!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lone Wolf on April 28, 2013, 03:58:42 AM
Orphan..
Just the way Esther and her sister "play" around they sound like two morbid girls, and it's kind of creepy...
Esther, for one side, sounds like a psycho; the younger sister, on the other hand, sounded like the innocent little girl that "loves her sister, so she'll do whatever she wants her to do"...

The Orphan Sister Abigails Death Scene - Remusicalización (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wfpY5_jZTY#ws)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on April 28, 2013, 08:34:18 AM
I recently watched the forgettable but mostly inoffensive (except for criminal under-use of Rosalba "Lady Frankenstein" Neri) Spaghetti Western Arizona Colt. Aka The Man From Nowhere, which is an odd retitling considering the main character clearly states he's from Arizona in addition to being named after it. I find these kinds of flicks relaxing and unlike some of the Mill Creek releases I've bought I don't regret getting their 44 Spaghetti Western Pack (http://www.amazon.com/Spaghetti-Western-Collection-Lee-Cleef/dp/B003XMKUFC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367162587&sr=8-1&keywords=spaghetti+western+44) even the "good" transfers on the set are kinda bad but I've definitely seen worse.

Also picked up where I left off on my way through Hercules the Legendary Journeys after a few months break and watched the first two thirds of the "Golden Hind Trilogy" of episodes. I wonder how much less amusing this arc would be if I didn't know the Hind was played by Kevin Sorbo's actual wife. Considering how primitive the effects on Herc's cervine love interest now look I'm pretty sure it'd still be worth a chuckle. Also maybe I just have a bad sense of humor but I find Joxer genuinely funny and wish he had been on TLJ more.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Flame on April 28, 2013, 11:45:28 AM
Recently got around to watching Dark Knight Rises.

I would rate it the worst of the 3 Nolan Batman movies. Tries too hard to be too many things, without letting any element truly sink in properly. It feels like every story point is rushed through without proper pacing, and I was disappointed at
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Post by: Ratty on April 28, 2013, 01:20:40 PM
Recently got around to watching Dark Knight Rises.

I would rate it the worst of the 3 Nolan Batman movies. Tries too hard to be too many things, without letting any element truly sink in properly. It feels like every story point is rushed through without proper pacing, and I was disappointed at
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Saw it in the theater, thought it was ok for what it was. Kind of demonstrates the shortcomings of confining yourself to a "gritty, realistic" telling of what is essentially adolescent empowerment fantasy. Much as I'm apathetic toward the actual character I must admit I think Iron Man has since demonstrated that you can have more blatant, even lighthearted, fantasy and still get a general audience to suspend their disbelief with this kind of "my superpower is lots of money" character. Now that Nolan and Bale are done with Bats I'm interested to see where Warner Bros. takes him next, but Adam West will always be my favorite Batman.

PS- One also has to remember that the film was originally intended to have the Joker in it, who knows how this might have affected the re-write. Though he could have just been intended to fill the same cameo role Scarecrow wound up filling, dunno.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on April 28, 2013, 04:41:39 PM
Watched Ultra Saga last night. Ultraman Dyna, Ultraman Zero and Ultraman Cosmos help a girl band turned gangsters turned make-shift defense force defend a small group of surviving children on a Earth almost utterly demolished by Alien Batto who is trying to merge with the powerful alien Zetton. Zero's host doesn't want to be an Ultraman at first, because in his universe Ultraman Dyna failed to save his parents.The movie was entertaining, but I prefer the men-in-rubber-suits Ultraman shows over the CGI-heavy ones, which the latest movies are.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Flame on April 28, 2013, 05:08:30 PM
Saw it in the theater, thought it was ok for what it was. Kind of demonstrates the shortcomings of confining yourself to a "gritty, realistic" telling of what is essentially adolescent empowerment fantasy. Much as I'm apathetic toward the actual character I must admit I think Iron Man has since demonstrated that you can have more blatant, even lighthearted, fantasy and still get a general audience to suspend their disbelief with this kind of "my superpower is lots of money" character. Now that Nolan and Bale are done with Bats I'm interested to see where Warner Bros. takes him next, but Adam West will always be my favorite Batman.

PS- One also has to remember that the film was originally intended to have the Joker in it, who knows how this might have affected the re-write. Though he could have just been intended to fill the same cameo role Scarecrow wound up filling, dunno.
It wasn't a problem of being realistic or gritty, really, it was that it was essentially fanservice, and thats it. "oooh look, It's like Dark Knight Returns, with Bruce coming out of retirement and staging his death!" "oooh look, it's totally knightfall with Bane breaking Batman's back and Bruce having to learn to walk again!" "Oooh look it's Talia! She was in this! WHAT A TWEEST!" It was pandering, and as a result, suffered for it. It just had shitty pacing because it tried to crap too many elements into it's story, without accommodating the run time of the movie. Joker's absence really doesn't mater too much. Bane broke Blackgate open, not Arkham.

And even in the novelization, which references Joker, they mention him as having stayed in Arkham as it's lone inmate. Which actually kind of works. I would expect Joker to do creepy weird shit like decide to live in Arkham when everyone else gets sprung, and only escape when everyone else gets put IN.

I also saw "The Others" on TV the other day. Haha, what a GREAT ending. that was truly surprising.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on April 28, 2013, 05:19:38 PM
It wasn't a problem of being realistic or gritty, really, it was that it was essentially fanservice, and thats it. "oooh look, It's like Dark Knight Returns, with Bruce coming out of retirement and staging his death!" "oooh look, it's totally knightfall with Bane breaking Batman's back and Bruce having to learn to walk again!" "Oooh look it's Talia! She was in this! WHAT A TWEEST!" It was pandering, and as a result, suffered for it. It just had shitty pacing because it tried to crap too many elements into it's story, without accommodating the run time of the movie. Joker's absence really doesn't mater too much. Bane broke Blackgate open, not Arkham.

And even in the novelization, which references Joker, they mention him as having stayed in Arkham as it's lone inmate. Which actually kind of works. I would expect Joker to do creepy weird shit like decide to live in Arkham when everyone else gets sprung, and only escape when everyone else gets put IN.

I also saw "The Others" on TV the other day. Haha, what a GREAT ending. that was truly surprising.

I would agree with you that pacing is Rising's biggest problem. It stops and starts a little too often and feels longer than it needs to. And I do blame a lot of that on Nolan's emphasizing that "this is a serious film for adults" with things like Alfred's pointless subplot. But I just didn't feel the whole fanservice thing considering how little the title character was actually in the movie as Batman. It just felt more like Nolan was clumsily trying to work in some ideas from Batman canon that he liked, it didn't work out as well as his reworking of Batman: Year One's Gordon for Batman Begins though.

On a related note Hellboy star Ron Perlmen wants to do Hellboy 3, but this probably won't happen because A.) It's unlikely a producer will want to invest in it and B.) Perlmen is 63 years old.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.406822-Ron-Perlman-Says-Hellboy-III-Must-Happen (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.406822-Ron-Perlman-Says-Hellboy-III-Must-Happen)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on April 28, 2013, 08:24:10 PM
It's not  a movie but I  have been watching shin megami tensei devil survivor 2 it's kind of new and makes me want to  buy the 3ds game
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 29, 2013, 01:38:13 AM
Just finished watching Iron Man 3. In my opinion, it was so-so. I was expecting more...
the post credits scene was great. hehehe.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on May 02, 2013, 06:54:18 AM
Call me old fashioned... For A Few Dollars More was on so i stayed up super late watching it. My girlfriend reminded me i had work in the morning. I didnt care it was 1:30 AM i was trying my best to recite all my favorite quotes!
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Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on May 02, 2013, 10:47:21 AM
Watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Mindfcuk.

Nothing more to say.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on May 19, 2013, 07:57:37 PM
Well it's not *technically* a movie perhaps but I did watch the hour and a half pilot for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine today, along with the second episode and I have to admit if the rest of the series is as good as this, I've been wrong. For years I loved TNG but always dismissed DS9 as a moody grimdark perversion of Gene Rodderberry's original intentions but watching it now, it's actually good. Very good. A well written character drama that's clearly free of the "everyone on the ship gets along, each episode is disconnected from the others" format which limited the original Star Trek, TAS and TNG. Clearly I just couldn't see that when I caught bits of episodes as a little kid.

If you're in the US you can watch all but like 5 episodes of the show for free here http://www.startrek.com/videos/star-trek-deep-space-nine/all/full/episode (http://www.startrek.com/videos/star-trek-deep-space-nine/all/full/episode) as well as the run of The Original Series and The Animated Series.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on May 20, 2013, 05:27:34 AM
Saw the Gatsby movie. Good overall but nothing compared to the book.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on May 20, 2013, 07:22:19 AM
ds9 is good but it really only gets REALLY good in the last season or so. I never cared much for it when it was still new but 2 of my friends in hs were fanatics. They used to joke about holdin hands and cryin together while watchin the last episode. I always liked TNG and Voyager but ds9 is good
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on May 22, 2013, 02:28:47 AM
I suffered through Silent Hill: Revelation. Ugh. Christophe Gans' movie wasn't the adaptation I'd wished it have been, but despite some dumb story changes, it was fairly faithful to the games and did a good job of capturing the tone of the games.

The sequel movie, on the other hand, had a couple familiar-looking characters and settings, but nothing in common with the series. Apparently the surreal and psychological horror elements flew right past the filmmakers, because this is just dumb horror movie fodder painted to look like a chintzy video game.

I guess the best "Silent Hill" movies will forever be Blue Velvet and Jacob's Ladder.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Inccubus on May 22, 2013, 07:26:22 AM
OK. Jacob's Ladder, yeah. I fail to se a comparison between Silent Hill and Blue Velvet.

Saw Star Trek Into Darkness. Not bad. Interesting take on the events.
Iron-Man 3. It was ok. The treatment of the Mandarin could have been better.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: GuyStarwind on May 22, 2013, 02:05:52 PM
I recently had a Scream marathon.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on May 22, 2013, 02:15:21 PM
OK. Jacob's Ladder, yeah. I fail to se a comparison between Silent Hill and Blue Velvet.

Small town, wholesome by appearance, seedy underbelly full of bizarre, surrealistic happenings. The games have a lot in common with David Lynch works; the SH2 team mentioned being directly influenced by Twin Peaks.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on May 22, 2013, 05:26:49 PM
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You gotta love Rango. It takes a special kind of person to make a movie/novel about an acid trip in Vegas into a kiddy flick with a talking chameleon and Clint Eastwood.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on May 26, 2013, 03:37:32 AM
I loved Rango, it's one of the best and funniest 3D animated movies I've seen.
And it includes the always nice plus of having a very good Hans Zimmer soundtrack, something usual many years ago, but rare in these recent years when Hans Zimmer's quality decayed a lot.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on May 29, 2013, 06:42:02 AM
FAST AND THE FURIOUS 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE TO TYPE LIKE THIS TO EXPRESS HOW AWESOMELY RAGING THIS MOVIE IS!!!!!!!! IT WAS LIKE ZOOOOOOOOOOOM AND VROOOOOMMMM AND SO MUCH ACTION I ALMOST SHAT IN THE THEATER!!!!!!! if u think its gonna slow down during the movie IT WONT BECAUSE ITS FAST AND FURIOUS DAMMIT!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on May 29, 2013, 07:25:07 AM
so it was good? Ive been wantin to see it just havent got around to it. I mostly really liked the other ones. I watched Mirrors 2 last night... only cause it had Christy Romano in it... naked lol. Other than that it was horrible
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on May 29, 2013, 12:37:36 PM
It's Fistin' the Furry Ass, so I'll stay home.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on May 31, 2013, 01:29:19 AM
The sequel movie, on the other hand, had a couple familiar-looking characters and settings, but nothing in common with the series. Apparently the surreal and psychological horror elements flew right past the filmmakers, because this is just dumb horror movie fodder painted to look like a chintzy video game.

Holy shit revelations sucked. Heck, the first movie was good. It was loyal to the spirit of Silent Hill but still cinematic, even my friend who never played SH liked it. In fact, he said the whole mother-daughter connection in the plot was genius. I thought so too; Rose was a good character. Very unlike the dull quite emotionless Harry.
But revelations was epic fail. I still can't believe they turned Vincent into a friggin teenager with a crush on Heather. Who the **** thought bringing in cheesy teen-romance into SH3's plot would make it better. Heather is a lonely, depressed, dark and somewhat mysterious character. The actress' portrayal of her was good, it was the plot changes that screwed everything up. Valtiel was removed for a reintroduction of Pyramid Head; Claudia turning into a cenobite-like creature;

And worst of all, the Seal of Metatron as a central artifact?  :P The whole point of SH3 was that contrary to what Leonard believed, the seal was absolutely worthless. It's like SH3 in an alternate dimension, which sucks.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on June 15, 2013, 03:49:31 PM
So I finally watched "The Avengers" (not having seen it was a secret nerd shame) and it was pretty good. My favorite of Marvel's movie super heroes (Thor) was downplayed but that's alright since Loki got to be even more awesome than he was the first time around.

Also finally watched "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" (not having seen it was a secret moviebuff shame, though I no longer consider myself a moviebuff) it was ok. Though it was so long I had to watch it in several segments. And the "Ugly" character was a lot more fun than the "Good" or "Bad" ones. I've been a fan of spaghetti westerns for a while, I enjoy the moral ambiguity, music and often beautiful scenery. But just never ran across the Eastwood ones.

It's Fistin' the Furry Ass, so I'll stay home.

Wat.

That reminds me, I've been meaning to check out Kung Fu Panda. ;P
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on June 15, 2013, 04:03:29 PM
"The Final Duel" theme, by Ennio Morricone, for "The Good The Bad & The Ugly" is awesome!
I don't remember if that is the correct name.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 15, 2013, 11:09:26 PM
Galaxy Quest. It was funny.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on June 16, 2013, 03:52:06 AM
"The Final Duel" theme, by Ennio Morricone, for "The Good The Bad & The Ugly" is awesome!
I don't remember if that is the correct name.

Y'must be thinking of "The Trio". Great soundtrack all around. (I bought a complete version on CD some years back.)



Watched RoboCop yesterday. One of my absolute favorites. Killer effects, great music, and I really like these kinds of big-budget movies that feel like B-movies; Paul Verhoeven is especially good at that.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on June 16, 2013, 05:01:50 AM
Yeah the soundtrack in The Good the Bad & The Ugly was definitely a highlight of the film. Love how they pushed it into the forefront of a lot of the scenes to punctuate things, especially in the final scene.

And Galaxy Quest is a lot of fun. Still need to see RoboCop actually. So many movies, so little time.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on June 16, 2013, 09:20:30 AM
Galaxy Quest is a completely underrated movie. Always been a fav of mine. That and Mystery Men are 2 of the top movies I love that practically no one else has heard of
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on June 16, 2013, 02:27:48 PM
Indeed, the music stands out in "The good the bad and the ugly".
Yes, the name of the theme is The Trio, I checked it. It's superb!
That's the case with many Ennio Morricone soundtracks. His music os so great that it gains more protagonism than the characters. I like that.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on June 20, 2013, 04:35:15 AM
Indeed, the music stands out in "The good the bad and the ugly".
Yes, the name of the theme is The Trio, I checked it. It's superb!
That's the case with many Ennio Morricone soundtracks. His music os so great that it gains more protagonism than the characters. I like that.
I have loved every version of this song that I have heard!
I just watched Limitless. I kinda feel some of us have a natural NZT high. One of my favorite movies. I've watched it about 10 times a year since it came out
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on June 24, 2013, 03:01:38 PM
Limitless was a cool movie. I would have liked the plot to get more into intellectual stuff and less into action (I mean, thing the main character could have done with this 4 digits IQ... instead of action scenes).
But it was nice.

Is there any other version of Ennio Morricone's The Trio apart from the one heard in the movie?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on June 24, 2013, 05:55:59 PM
Watched Gattaca last night. I actually enjoyed it. It was captivating. It didn't stir up emotions like some other movies, but sometimes a movie can be good without doing that. Such a bittersweet ending too. Was sad and yet uplifting... Blegh.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on June 29, 2013, 11:38:22 AM
Finally watched Wreck-It Ralph the concept of the arcade is outdated and makes it feel more like a Toy Story ripoff then it had to, but overall a very cute movie. I guess when dealing with video games you're always going to be dated very quickly so you might as well embrace it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on June 29, 2013, 09:55:39 PM
Arcades aren't that outdated. When I was at Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho, there were quite a few people at the arcade. And the malls here used to have arcades. Sure that was probably ten to twe--

WAAAAAAAAAAH! I'M SO OOOOOOOLLLLLLDDDD!!!! WAAAAAAAAAH!  :'(


And no, it's hardly a Toy Story ripoff. Toy Story wasn't as much about being accepted and remembered as time went on, it was about cherishing the things you had as a child. If you want to call Wreck-It Ralph out on being a ripoff of Toy Story (granted, it's the same company so it's a valid argument), then I could just as easily call Toy Story out on being a ripoff of The Velveteen Rabbit, which was way more of a tearjerker.

Latest movie for me was 12 Monkeys. Oh my god, Brad Pitt was awesome in that movie! The story was pretty good, although a bit predictable. Bruce Willis was actually pretty damned good. I read that Terry Gilliam told him to not act like Bruce Willis. I love Terry! If it wasn't for Brad Pitt though, I don't think I"d ever stand re-watching it; but Brad Pitt was seriously so damned good!

12 Monkeys (4/10) Movie CLIP - Institutionalized With Jeffrey (1995) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcztDZ13TLI#ws)
12 Monkeys (7/10) Movie CLIP - The Great Escape (1995) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu_A-aG8G7U#ws)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on June 30, 2013, 08:31:43 AM
Arcades aren't that outdated. When I was at Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho, there were quite a few people at the arcade. And the malls here used to have arcades. Sure that was probably ten to twe--

WAAAAAAAAAAH! I'M SO OOOOOOOLLLLLLDDDD!!!! WAAAAAAAAAH!  :'(

Age happens to the best of us, always has. The closest thing I've seen to an arcade in a while is the little video game alcove they have at the wal-mart here. Though they are still pretty popular at theme parks from what I hear, partly for novelty now sadly. I was always convinced as a little kid I'd have an arcade machine when I grew up lol.

And no, it's hardly a Toy Story ripoff. Toy Story wasn't as much about being accepted and remembered as time went on, it was about cherishing the things you had as a child. If you want to call Wreck-It Ralph out on being a ripoff of Toy Story (granted, it's the same company so it's a valid argument), then I could just as easily call Toy Story out on being a ripoff of The Velveteen Rabbit, which was way more of a tearjerker.

I loved the Velveteen Rabbit! Poor pox burned bunny :/. Hm you know the movie I saw the day before Wreck-It Ralph was Megamind, two animated movies with very different solutions to the same problem as it turned out. Megamind suggesting you reinvent what you don't like about yourself/become the good guy if you don't like being the bad guy. While Wreck-It Ralph seems to advocate becoming more comfortable with your pre-designated place in society, with a few words thrown around about "not letting labels define you".

PS-Brad Pitt seemed like he was doing a Tim Allen impression in Megamind but maybe it was just the Buzz Lightyear like expressions/face that tricked me.
PPS- Best laugh in Wreck-It Ralph? Hearing M. Bison say "You're not going Turbo are you?" without any of the context/backstory first.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 30, 2013, 11:10:21 PM
I was able to finally watch Prometheus.
I felt it lacked something. It was dragging at parts... I wasn't really satisfied. Maybe I was expecting too much...
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Inccubus on July 01, 2013, 06:00:32 PM
Watched a fair cam video of "Man of Steel" last night. Not bad. I can see the uber-geeks flipping out over some of the details, but all in all it's not a bad reboot and a fair movie. Only things that rubbed me wrong is the boner Hollywood seems to have for making sure Pa Kent is always dead on film and why change Perry White's race? Minor nitpicks, otherwise a good experience.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 01, 2013, 10:57:39 PM
I was able to finally watch Prometheus.
I felt it lacked something. It was dragging at parts... I wasn't really satisfied. Maybe I was expecting too much...
I find it inferior to the first 2 Alien movies, since those were masterpieces of the genre.
But I believe Prometheus is also very superior to Alien 3 and 4, which were poor sequels of the original 2 movies.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on July 01, 2013, 11:45:40 PM
Where was the sexuality in Prometheus? The Alien saga was full of innuendos. Prometheus just felt more like a sci-fi flick. And what was up with the folded-up zombie dude? THe berserker mutant I could accept, but the other one was just a wtf moment for me.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 01, 2013, 11:58:43 PM
There's not much I dislike about Prometheus. Just a very solid flick and I'm looking forward to more.

That said, the first two Alien flicks can't be beat, especially the first.



I revisited some sci-fi favorites recently: RoboCop, The Terminator, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. All grade A flicks. Also rewatched Terminator Salvation for the first time since seeing it in the theater, and uh...yeah. I like the robot effects. Certainly better than Terminator 3, but still lacking so much.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 02, 2013, 12:11:56 AM
I love the first Alien, but my favourite is the 2nd one, I consider it a masterpiece.
About the sequels, they are just OK, and Prometheus is a something more than OK. But realy, the 3rd and 4th movies are not worth of the names they carry.
Also: I love the first Terminator, but my favourite is the 2nd one, I consider it a masterpiece.
The 3rd Terminator is good, especially the ending, I love it. And the 4th one is mediocre at best.
Still have to rewatch the Robocop films, I watched them like 12 years ago.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Dark Nemesis on July 02, 2013, 02:00:46 AM
Prometheus ending, was a big let down for me and over all the story. I was expecting something different when i've seen 1/3 of the movie, only to find out a stupid ending. What they were trying to saw us, that Aliens started from Prometheus?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 02, 2013, 02:08:12 AM
I love the first Alien, but my favourite is the 2nd one, I consider it a masterpiece.
About the sequels, they are just OK, and Prometheus is a something more than OK. But realy, the 3rd and 4th movies are not worth of the names they carry.
Also: I love the first Terminator, but my favourite is the 2nd one, I consider it a masterpiece.
The 3rd Terminator is good, especially the ending, I love it. And the 4th one is mediocre at best.
Still have to rewatch the Robocop films, I watched them like 12 years ago.

I tend to prefer more low-key films, so my preferences for the Alien and Terminator movies are the first in the series. I consider the first of their respective series to be perfect 5/5 star movies, while the "sophomore" sequels I'd say are 4.5/5—just below the first ones but still absolutely amazing and perfect followups.

I saw all of Alien 3 about a year ago, having only caught glimpses on TV prior to that as a kid, and yeah...that movie is a big, steaming dump. I'm kind of worried to see the fourth one, but I hear it's better than the third at least.

The first RoboCop is probably my favorite movie after Blade Runner. Just so much fun, so much great satire, killer effects, memorable music. It's pretty much a B-grade movie made with a considerably larger budget and I love that.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 02, 2013, 01:32:17 PM
Prometheus ending, was a big let down for me and over all the story. I was expecting something different when i've seen 1/3 of the movie, only to find out a stupid ending. What they were trying to saw us, that Aliens started from Prometheus?
Indeed, Prometheus is inferior to the first two Alien films, but anyway, it is a prequel and it isn't even named Alien. But it is vastly superior to the 3rd and 4th movies, which they lack in almost every aspect and pale in comparison to the original ones. They are mediocre, and some choices about them (like killing one of the main characters off screen between movies) seem made by amateurs. Also, the high frame rate (I don't remember if in both Alien 3 and 4 but at least in one of them) didn't help, it looked cheap, like a direct to DVD release.

I tend to prefer more low-key films, so my preferences for the Alien and Terminator movies are the first in the series. I consider the first of their respective series to be perfect 5/5 star movies, while the "sophomore" sequels I'd say are 4.5/5—just below the first ones but still absolutely amazing and perfect followups.

I saw all of Alien 3 about a year ago, having only caught glimpses on TV prior to that as a kid, and yeah...that movie is a big, steaming dump. I'm kind of worried to see the fourth one, but I hear it's better than the third at least.

The first RoboCop is probably my favorite movie after Blade Runner. Just so much fun, so much great satire, killer effects, memorable music. It's pretty much a B-grade movie made with a considerably larger budget and I love that.
I understand what you say. Don't expect much about Alien 4, but at least you can know that the worst thing of the series happened in the 3rd movie. Also, the ending of the 3rd movie is very good, but not that good to keep it from being mediocre.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on July 02, 2013, 03:58:10 PM
John Carter - Movie would have made millions more if they'd just had the guts to come out and name it either of the two titles they had originally planned to give it "A Princess of Mars" or "John Carter of Mars". I've read the original novel it's based on and am a huge fan of Edgar Rice Burrough's other work (mostly his Tarzan/jungle adventure books) and it's just sorta meh. Burrough's books are never as good in first person, like the Barsoom/Mars books are so I'm not that disappointed but I'm not wowed either.

What I don't understand is why you'd hire William Dafoe to play a 7-9 foot tall, three-armed green Martian and then demote his central story into almost an afterthought. The Tharks also looked a little too thin/un-brutish, and the human-looking Red Martians were all nude in the book but it's Disney so whatteryagonnado. Overall it's a decent space opera/"Sword & Planet" adventure. It strays too far from the book to be a satisfying adaptation but kids would probably love it.

Here's the original book for reference by the way, along with Burrough's other writings it's been influencing science fiction and fantasy for over 100 years now. Though I think it's far from his best book. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62 (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on July 02, 2013, 11:09:29 PM
What the hell, you people. Alien 3 was a great sci-fi flick, it was all about the character development of Sgt. Ripley, and the great ending. "Aliens" was a space marine gore-fest. 

Anyway, watched Terry Gilliam's "Brazil". Nice movie. It's quite a 1984 kind of story where humanity is swallowed by an all-powerful bureaucracy who keeps growing, swallowing up anything human in endless regulation. Nice message.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on July 03, 2013, 12:22:18 AM
Among all the Alien flicks the 2nd one is the best of the bunch for me.

Oh and there's a Prometheus sequel in the works too...

Anyway, just watched Journey 2. Kiddie flick. Think like a kid then it is good.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 03, 2013, 11:27:17 AM
Saying Alien 3 is all about character development of the lead and then calling Aliens a gorefest seems silly to me because Alien 3 plays out like a really bad bodycount movie. :P Aliens is a gigantic action flick and that's what makes it work: it's the skillful way in which it was made that makes it so good.

Still, the more sophisticated nature of the first is what makes it best in my mind. True horror and suspense, some nice character development, a real slow-burn movie thick with ambience.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 03, 2013, 01:32:53 PM
So we are 2 people so far whose the favourite Alien movie is the 2nd one.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on July 03, 2013, 02:15:23 PM
I think most ppls fave Alien movie is the 2nd one!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 03, 2013, 02:53:29 PM
Even if I didn't like the atmosphere and more slow pace of the first one, the second doesn't really do much in the way of story. It's essentially the first movie, but throw in a Queen Alien and a bunch of Marines. The story/premise is almost identical. The only difference is the first takes a space horror approach, while the second is straight-up action. I can't help but see the two as being virtually the same movie but executed differently.

That said, I preferred the second when I was a kid, but in recent years the first has edged it out. Alien is a "flawless" movie. Aliens (the extended cut) is almost there.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Super Waffle on July 03, 2013, 05:44:43 PM
Quote
July 4


Looks like I'm going to be spending it in the most American way possible:

Watching my backlog of obscure kung-fu movie DVDs.

Heroes of the East
Battle of the Warriors
House of Flying Daggers
The Bride with White Hair 1&2
Lady Snowblood 1&2 (technically a samurai movie, but w/e)
Red Cliff 1&2 (I've never actually watched the entire thing.  I just saw a bunch of clips on YouTube and ripped off all the Xiao Qiao scenes (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8115187/2/Debauchery-of-the-Three-Kingdoms))
Come Drink With Me
A Chinese Ghost Story ('87)
Butterfly Sword


(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv177%2Ftenshousouhazan%2F1365906865919.jpg&hash=e08383a02e341b3846c0bf36aba11dbb)

WUXIATHON HERE I COME

Is this good or bad?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on July 03, 2013, 07:14:28 PM
It's been years since I've seen Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection but I found Jim Sterling's thoughts on/defenses of them interesting.

ALIEN 3 (Movie Defense Force) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHbBvuo4Yak#ws)

ALIEN RESURRECTION (Movie Defense Force) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGxVhIRP4Hk#ws)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on July 04, 2013, 09:55:34 PM
Winona Ryder

That's the only reason I ever need to give for why A:R isn't such a bad movie. Anything with Winona Ryder is A-OK in my book. Now excuse me while I go fap to more pics of her.

(I do agree with the review, A:R was outright hilarious at times and that was clearly intended.)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 05, 2013, 02:12:16 AM
As far as hot females go, in that movie Winona had a great competition on Kim Flowers.

Here, for your naughty intentions  ;)

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Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on July 05, 2013, 06:04:20 PM
Winona Ryder introduced me to Arthur Miller.
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcynicritics.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F10%2Fcrucible_l.jpg&hash=58bb5e52d7bd3217afa0e6ef1abcee8d)
If that scene thou recognizeth and hath seen the movie from whence it cometh, I need say not more.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 06, 2013, 12:53:02 AM
Let me think...
(thinks for a minute)
No, I don't think I've seen that movie.
Which would it be? Now I'm curious...
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on July 06, 2013, 07:03:10 AM
Let me think...
(thinks for a minute)
No, I don't think I've seen that movie.
Which would it be? Now I'm curious...

I googled "Arthur Miller Winona Ryder imdb" and apparently it's a film called "The Crucible" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115988/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115988/) the summary says it's about a woman accusing her ex-lovers wife of witchcraft. Presumably back when you could still be burned at the stake for that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 06, 2013, 08:15:53 PM
No, I did not see it, but it sounds like a good movie.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 06, 2013, 08:18:53 PM
Oh, I almost forgot. I finally watched Les Miserables, and I was highly disappointed by the music. And since it's a musical, I didn't like the movie.
Good story, beautiful aesthetic, great performances...
...but the music was out of place.

Nine. Moulin Rouge.
Those are good musicals with unforgettable soundtracks.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on July 06, 2013, 11:14:17 PM
Nine! I love that!

Anyway, just watched Despicable Me 2. I prefer the first movie.
The minions are still cute. gelato~~~
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: The Puritan on July 07, 2013, 04:20:12 PM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1367.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fr786%2Ffrankpalpatine%2Fstreetsoffire_zpsfd4a5e5b.jpg&hash=8fb6685d1887457da1600bc65caa7e66) (http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/frankpalpatine/media/streetsoffire_zpsfd4a5e5b.jpg.html)

I checked this out last year, after learning it inspired the likes of Final Fight, Bubblegum Crisis, and Megazone 23. It became a guilty pleasure really fast; last night was the fourth time I've seen it.  ;D It's basically a 50's action musical through the eyes of the 80's. So expect tough guys, bad dialogue, and rock n' roll everywhere. And a young Willem Dafoe in really weird vinyl suspenders.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 07, 2013, 05:27:37 PM
Been meaning to see that. The opening musical number from Bubblegum Crisis seems to be ripped straight from it.

Walter Hill's The Warriors is one of my favorite movies (the original cut that is), so I hope his other films are of similar quality. I expect nothing but pure B-grade movie goodness.

I've got The Driver on preorder for Blu-ray. Hard Times is also available on Blu-ray but it's also a limited Twilight Time title, meaning one would have to pay $30+ to own it, no other options, and while it looks like a dece' movie, I'll probably just catch it on Crackle for free in dull quality.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: The Puritan on July 07, 2013, 06:03:16 PM
Been meaning to see that. The opening musical number from Bubblegum Crisis seems to be ripped straight from it.

Walter Hill's The Warriors is one of my favorite movies (the original cut that is), so I hope his other films are of similar quality. I expect nothing but pure B-grade movie goodness.

It totally was ripped from it. Right down to the redclad Ellen Aim stand-in of a singer.

And ah man, The Warriors! Nice to see someone else who totally digs that flick. I'd have had less reason to go for SOF if not for The Warriors.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on July 07, 2013, 06:15:00 PM
I didn't much care for Despicable Me 2 either. THen again maybe it had to do with cuz my 3DS fell out of my pocket and got dinged up worse than ever when it landed on pavement; then when I got to the theater the last matinee show was sold out so I had to pay extra. It did have some cute moments though. And the minions were still the highlight. But yeah, it didn't quite feel as good as the first. I liked the whole shark with rockets thing. It was never really explained, just one of those classic WTF Moments in movie history.

Are we talking the movie "Nine" or the movie "9"? Fuck i'm so confused!


And that pic I posted was a reference to the scene where Abigail (Ryder) pulls her top down and thrusts her cleavage in Proctor's (Lewis) face to provoke him into rekindling an affair she thought they once had (he insists there were no such felicitations).
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 07, 2013, 08:12:30 PM
And ah man, The Warriors! Nice to see someone else who totally digs that flick. I'd have had less reason to go for SOF if not for The Warriors.

Pop Will Eat Itself - Can U Dig It? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36nWNAvtwrw#)

Truly a great flick. Has this really thick sci-fi atmosphere despite being pretty much an urban picture. Probably due to the music, though it has a really weird feeling of all these street gangs prowling the night in a way totally unlike reality.

The director's cut with the comic book inserts really ruins the flow of the movie and I hope the theatrical cut gets released on Blu-ray soon.

The Warriors (4/8) Movie CLIP - The Warriors vs. The Baseball Furies (1979) HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL0ipXUD-uU#ws)

OH MAN, few things get me as pumped as this scene does of The Baseball Furies chasing The Warriors. (Too bad this is just a short segment of it.) That soundtrack is really damn good. Synthz4life.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: The Puritan on July 07, 2013, 10:21:57 PM
"I'm gonna shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle!" is truly an immortal movie line for me.

And don't you ever forget:

The Warriors Luther "Come Out To Play" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwwY9y6O3hw#ws)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 08, 2013, 12:33:37 AM
It took me forever to realize that that guy is in Twin Peaks. I still forget it's him sometimes.

Personally, the most memorable lines (though I can't exactly quote any of them) are the "You gone faggot?" et al. lines by mister tough guy. Funny stuff since he's always questioning everyone's sexuality yet is the most flamboyant and pretty of the gang. Perhaps that was the intention.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on July 08, 2013, 01:54:59 AM
Are we talking the movie "Nine" or the movie "9"? Fuck i'm so confused!

The musical movie "Nine".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875034/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875034/)

Anyway, I watched Happy Feet 2 yesterday. As with almost all sequels, I prefer the first movie.
But this quote is so cute: "Fluffy don't float"
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 08, 2013, 12:52:31 PM
The musical movie "Nine".
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875034/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875034/)

Anyway, I watched Happy Feet 2 yesterday. As with almost all sequels, I prefer the first movie.
But this quote is so cute: "Fluffy don't float"
Yup, the musical movie Nine.

I thought Happy Feet 2 was a bad sequel, but the soundtrack was AWESOME!
The instrumental parts seemed to be based on Albinoni's Adagio, and Erik's Opera and The Mighty Sven were one of the best songs in animated movies I can remember.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on July 08, 2013, 01:21:31 PM
Do you know what a vilf is?

Well I do after watching blubberella on showtime and after a while I was like no oh... this movie.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on July 08, 2013, 04:56:34 PM
Uwe Boll... prolly shoulda guessed from the name of the movie...
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Super Waffle on July 10, 2013, 05:14:35 PM
Clear. Clear? Clear. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcL5NemKbs4#ws)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on July 11, 2013, 08:07:12 AM
that was a good movie. I really liked it compared to the other Scream movies
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on July 13, 2013, 10:12:41 PM
Pacific Rim was... 

FUCKING AWESOME YEAH!!!!

Saw it in high def. My ears are still ringing, so fucking loud. If you like the action aspect of tokusatsu, I bet you'll like Pacific Rim. It has elements from so many tokusatsu, you'll probably spot at least one reference (aside from Godzilla franchise) in it. Such a great fucking movie. And <3 for Ron Perlman.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on July 14, 2013, 02:24:43 PM
Saw it in high def.

I take it this means you were a thieving asshole once again and downloaded it? Because "seeing it in hi-def" is pretty redundant when most movies these days are 2K.

I thought the movie was all right. Cool action, cool robot/monster designs. The characters and drama, however, were really bad, and considering these dramatic bits comprise half the movie, it's hard for me to give the movie anything above 3 1/2 outta 5 starzzz.

Ron Perlman is always awesome, though, and I hope Don Coscarelli one day makes that Bubba Ho-tep prequel with him in the lead (since Campbell sucks or something and had "a falling out" with Don).
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on July 14, 2013, 07:38:09 PM
So I bought the Planet of the Apes: 40 Year Evolution Box Set on ebay
Blu-ray Review - Planet of the Apes 40 Year Evolution Set - Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_5ecK_SrJs#ws)
Now I'm just hoping the seller was telling the truth about that freaking sweet book/box being in mint condition because well....
I still don't have a blu-ray player :X
I've been waiting for the PS3's price to drop for the last 5 years or so but Sony says they don't plan to lower the price with the PS4 launch. So I might consider a cheaper alternative if I can find a good one. Or break down one of these days and spend the 280+ dollars for 8 year old hardware since I still need to play Sly Cooper 4 to. Still, I wanted to get that book before it became unreasonably expensive because I love the PotAs films. ("Here's some movies all about society's inevitable decay and how horrible humanity is, you know, for kids!") Which I was reminded of when I re-watched the original recently.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on July 15, 2013, 04:25:04 PM
No I mean I watched it on a huge-ass IMAX screen with full stadium surround sound that made your brain rattle into a mushy mess.

Piss off. I actually pay to see Guillermo del Toro movies.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on July 17, 2013, 05:15:32 PM
Watched "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" for the second time last night. I rented it back when it came out on DVD, but I think I enjoyed it more now nine years later. I then proceeded to be depressed all day today.  :-\ I really should have watched a feel-good flick instead; that movie was just so damned depressing.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Gunlord on July 18, 2013, 09:33:27 PM
I loved Pacific Rim too! Saw it in 3d...good times 8)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on July 18, 2013, 09:43:55 PM
Searching for Sugar Man.
Excellent documentary, really interesting story.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Flame on July 22, 2013, 05:26:07 PM
Loved pacific Rim. I almost went back in to see it again.

Definitely getting it on DVD
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on July 22, 2013, 07:05:44 PM
Me and my gf did a double feature on saturday when saw Pacific Rim then ate lunch and walked around the mall then went back to the theater and watched The Conjuring! It was a great day!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on July 23, 2013, 12:51:23 AM
Searching for Sugar Man.
Excellent documentary, really interesting story.

Watched it too! Amazing story, almost unbelievable.

Yesterday I watched Ghost in the Shell: Innocence. Mindblowing. Totally dig movies like that- philosophical hard Sci-Fi, Blade Runner style. The plot is a bit hard to follow and the characters spit out so many philosophical ideas that you really need to take the time and consider. But what tops it off is the combination of incredible 3D CGI environments with the classic anime characters.  Highly recommended, but only if you're in the mood for a smart sci-fi thriller with minor action sequences.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on July 23, 2013, 07:03:15 PM
I watched the entire almost-5 hours of Duck Dodgers Season 1 (subtitled "Dark Side of the Duck" on the DVD release for some reason) yesterday and today. And I have to say... I'm ever so slightly disappointed. Not as good as I remembered it from almost 10 years ago. Not sure how much of that is the show aging imperfectly and how much of it is just me being older, but I'm sure it's a bit of both. The show is still worth watching though. And Tia Carrere's role as Mars' Queen Tyr'ahnee, who falls in love with Dodgers when she mistakes his ineptitude and dumb luck for cunning and strategic genius, remains a highlight. Might hold out on getting season 2 until 3 is released.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: The Puritan on July 23, 2013, 10:51:17 PM
The Spy Who Loved Me End Credits - Nobody Does It Better - 24FPS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuxasxSCTkI#ws)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on July 26, 2013, 02:51:39 PM
So I finally got the Hellsing Ultimate 5-8 DVD/Blu-ray combo set and sat down and watched Volume 5. Don't know what else to say but wow, now I remember why I love this series <3. (And the hardcoded subs for the songs on the London Invasion scenes were annoying lol.)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on July 28, 2013, 10:08:01 PM
"The Trotsky" is a cute and original comedy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1295072/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1295072/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4)

17-year old Canadian Leon Bronstein is obsessed with socialism and comes to believe he's the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky. His obsession leads him to head a battle for student's rights in his strict, conservative highschool.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 04, 2013, 10:41:33 PM
Men in Black 3

The Pirates! Band of Misfits
--> I love Aardman Animations!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on August 05, 2013, 04:53:12 AM
Flight. Easily one of my favorite Denzel movies. The ending was sad but it definitely had some life lessons to dish out.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on August 05, 2013, 02:09:20 PM
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
--> I love Aardman Animations!
So funny!  ;D
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on August 06, 2013, 08:17:49 PM
"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" - kind of surreal to finally see this after having grown up with the parody "Robin Hood: Men in Tights". Decent flick though.

Saw Hellsing Ultimate volumes 6 - 8 and they were good. Though sometimes the animation on Alucard's soul army was embarrasing and looked like it belonged in a PS1 cutscene, and they tried to get too serious with the "war is hell" message a few times, in the main twas an excellent lot of episodes.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 07, 2013, 02:44:35 AM
Saw Crimewave, Sam Raimi's second film. Apparently was wrestled away from him during editing or perhaps even before, and that's caused it to not show his true vision, but it was really cool, unique, and funny nonetheless, though I can see how tighter editing would have made it a more enjoyable experience.

It's definitely one of the strangest movies I've ever had, and has Raimi's visual flair from start to finish. Definitely one talented director to have The Evil Dead, Crimewave, and Evil Dead II be his first three films when he was still really young.

Weirdest part about the whole experience is seeing Louise Lasser and how thin and pretty she is. Five years later in Frankenhooker she's a gigantic balloon.

From this:

Crimewave - Louise Lasser Break-In - Sam Raimi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTSnCcDd9Ik#)

to this (at 12:45):

FrankenHooker (UNCUT) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B49Jdlo7ns#ws)

How?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 07, 2013, 02:48:15 AM
Actually, Wikipedia just gave me some insight:

"According to Campbell, lead actress Louise Lasser—under the influence of cocaine—fired her make-up artist."

A-haaaaaaaa! Anyone I've ever known to go off cocaine gets huge.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on August 07, 2013, 05:02:20 AM
tales of vesperia first strike. Now I know how yuri got his blastia
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: X on August 07, 2013, 09:46:59 AM
Last night i finally watched The Avengers and found it to be very entertaining. The treatment of the Hulk character was much better then what I've previously seen him in other Avenger flicks. He isn't locked up in a cage 24/7, he's treated like a human being for once. I also got a really big laugh when Loki does his speech not realizing that it's the Hulk he's dealing with and just gets tooled by him. After that he's left on the floor, barely breathing, LOL!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 08, 2013, 03:08:00 AM
Last night i finally watched The Avengers and found it to be very entertaining. The treatment of the Hulk character was much better then what I've previously seen him in other Avenger flicks. He isn't locked up in a cage 24/7, he's treated like a human being for once. I also got a really big laugh when Loki does his speech not realizing that it's the Hulk he's dealing with and just gets tooled by him. After that he's left on the floor, barely breathing, LOL!

That was the best scene of the movie, in my opinion.  ;D
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on August 08, 2013, 11:48:36 AM
http://cinemassacre.com/2013/08/06/top-40-shitty-shark-movies/ (http://cinemassacre.com/2013/08/06/top-40-shitty-shark-movies/)

http://blip.tv/cinemassacre/top-40-shitty-shark-movies-6620232 (http://blip.tv/cinemassacre/top-40-shitty-shark-movies-6620232)

Maybe that can be useful for who watch movies frequently and doesnt know what to watch.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 08, 2013, 06:52:30 PM
I had that Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus movie but never watched it and think I might've sold it. Kinda wish I'd given it a whirl. :p Horrendous movies are fun from time to time.

Awesome video, but I couldn't ever see myself watching so many bad movies and am glad the only shark movie I've seen is Jaws (although the original Piranha kinda falls into the sharksploitation/Jaws-ripoff category).
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on August 08, 2013, 07:25:45 PM
I've read some years ago that the latest Piranha movie happened at a aquatic park. Really, imagine how horrendous the plot can be only be knowing that LOL

They could simply empty the pools and all the piranhas would die.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on August 08, 2013, 08:41:26 PM
Ive seen it. Its actually not too bad... ya know considerin
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on August 08, 2013, 10:49:20 PM
That was the best scene of the movie, in my opinion.  ;D

Me three! When I mentioned finally watching the movie a couple pages ago in this thread I quoted it lol.

I had that Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus movie but never watched it and think I might've sold it. Kinda wish I'd given it a whirl. :p Horrendous movies are fun from time to time.

Awesome video, but I couldn't ever see myself watching so many bad movies and am glad the only shark movie I've seen is Jaws (although the original Piranha kinda falls into the sharksploitation/Jaws-ripoff category).

Got it in a 4 or 5 pack with some other Asylum films and a couple public domain ones a couple years ago. Haven't watched it yet. Not impressed with the Asylum movies I have seen though. Their films seem to lack the passion and commitment that make bad monster movies truly fun. Maybe this one is different, it did become a talked about cult hit a little while after it's release. I have my doubts though.

As for what I'm watching I've been on a bit of a Planet of the Apes binge, seeing the ancillary television programs for the first time. Got through the surprisingly dark and ambitious (for 1970s Saturday Mornings) cartoon series and now about halfway through the short lived live action TV show. Roddy McDowell is still a joy to watch in this, an argument could be made that he's basically the "soul" of the POTA franchise, but it's a shame his character is relegated to sidekick status for the somewhat boring Astronauts. Then again, considering he'd already had to have three cysts surgically removed from his face from spending too much time in the Ape make-up he was probably thankful for the reduced screen time and occasional body double.

The make-up is about on the level of Battle for the Planet of the Apes, which is to say stiff and bad compared to the earlier movies. But the designs are still beautiful.
It's odd to see the heavily misanthropic and nihilistic world of POTA transformed into family-friendly fair. But some of the episodes are still pretty good and I can see why people who saw it as kids dig the show.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 09, 2013, 01:03:10 AM
I've read some years ago that the latest Piranha movie happened at a aquatic park. Really, imagine how horrendous the plot can be only be knowing that LOL

They could simply empty the pools and all the piranhas would die.

Y'mean Piranha DD? (Or 3DD depending on which version y'see.) It's possibly the worst damn movie I've ever seen. Honestly.

Written and directed by the guys who did Feast, so I figured it'd be pretty good. What I hadn't been privy to is that Feast was a fluke, because its sequels are pure shit (at least judging by the second movie; I couldn't stomach the thought of watching the third).
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 09, 2013, 02:12:15 AM
Y'mean Piranha DD? (Or 3DD depending on which version y'see.) It's possibly the worst damn movie I've ever seen. Honestly.

Written and directed by the guys who did Feast, so I figured it'd be pretty good. What I hadn't been privy to is that Feast was a fluke, because its sequels are pure shit (at least judging by the second movie; I couldn't stomach the thought of watching the third).

Piranha 3DD.
Really bad movie but boobies...
I think there will be a sequel to this.
Besides, this is still a better movie than Twilight, which was the worst damn movie I was forced to see.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 09, 2013, 02:58:35 AM
The boobs and beav just could not salvage the movie for me. The part where the retarded looking almost-Mexican jumps on the pile of upchuck pretty much summarizes the whole thing for me.

Aja's remake from a few years ago was good, though.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on August 09, 2013, 01:35:26 PM
Yeah, I think thats the name, never felt the urge to watch Piranha DD, 3DD, King DeDeDe or whatever.

edit: since Ratty mentioned POTA...

Bomberman - Planet of the Bomberapes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsLPfGO4SU8#)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on August 15, 2013, 10:27:58 AM
Yeah, I think thats the name, never felt the urge to watch Piranha DD, 3DD, King DeDeDe or whatever.

edit: since Ratty mentioned POTA...

Bomberman - Planet of the Bomberapes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsLPfGO4SU8#)

Haha that's quite epic. Planning to re-watch "Dog Soldiers" today, one of my all time favorite werewolf movies and my girlfriend's not seen it yet.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on August 15, 2013, 02:29:44 PM
Piranha 3DD.
Really bad movie but boobies...
I think there will be a sequel to this.
Besides, this is still a better movie than Twilight, which was the worst damn movie I was forced to see.
Haha, totally!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 16, 2013, 01:19:49 AM
Ice Age 4.
I love Granny Sloth!  ;D
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on August 16, 2013, 11:31:20 AM
Now that Shiroi talked about Twilight...
I watched the 5 movies just to laugh at how bad they are.
I'm a little masochist, it seems...
Did anyone else do this?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on August 16, 2013, 12:15:40 PM
little nemo good old hand drawn animation can't beat that just can't.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on August 16, 2013, 01:32:41 PM
Now that Shiroi talked about Twilight...
I watched the 5 movies just to laugh at how bad they are.
I'm a little masochist, it seems...
Did anyone else do this?

I'm a bit of a cinematic masochist myself, though I tend to watch older movies. I heard the last (or second-to-last?) one where they all use their ridiculous vampire and werewolf super powers and a bunch of them die was hilarious and fun until it turns out to "all be a dream".

little nemo good old hand drawn animation can't beat that just can't.

I like the artwork from the original comic strip, been a good number of years since I've seen all of the movie though. Seems like my old VHS copy was broke in the middle or something but I don't remember.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on August 16, 2013, 02:03:45 PM
I'm a bit of a cinematic masochist myself, though I tend to watch older movies. I heard the last (or second-to-last?) one where they all use their ridiculous vampire and werewolf super powers and a bunch of them die was hilarious and fun until it turns out to "all be a dream".
It is, and it's one of the most ridiculous things I've seen in a movie. It's one of those "so bad that it's good", because I kept laughing and laughing while watching the Twilight movies.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on August 16, 2013, 10:32:10 PM
I did this type of thing too, I've watched these Resident Evil movies only to laugh at these forced scenes and absurd story.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 17, 2013, 12:57:51 AM
Battleship.
No wonder it was a fail.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on August 17, 2013, 10:13:51 AM
I did this type of thing too, I've watched these Resident Evil movies only to laugh at these forced scenes and absurd story.

At least Jill is hot no one can tell me otherwise  8)

sienna guillory is pretty hot/ beautiful  :-[
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on August 17, 2013, 04:16:44 PM
At least Jill is hot no one can tell me otherwise  8)

sienna guillory is pretty hot/ beautiful  :-[

Yeah xD
Im at least grateful that they added Barry in the last one, he is my fav char and deserves a proper game (Resident Evil Gaiden is horrible). Imagine a RE where you start with a Magnum :P
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on August 17, 2013, 04:24:14 PM
Yeah xD
Im at least grateful that they added Barry in the last one, he is my fav char and deserves a proper game (Resident Evil Gaiden is horrible). Imagine a RE where you start with a Magnum :P

Sucks what happened to him but he went down like a boss

also the actor they chose for Leon really made me frown does anyone watch supernatural?

Jensen Ackles

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.celebswear.com%2Fproduct_images%2Fq%2F492%2Fsupernatural_dean_jacket__34532_zoom__27417_zoom.jpg&hash=c925e54828b561fed402e63f809ea248)



should of played him he would have been perfect  :'(
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Inccubus on August 17, 2013, 05:13:18 PM
Pacific Eim, which finally proves Hollywood IS capable of making a kaijuu movie that doesn't suck.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Lelygax on August 17, 2013, 05:19:01 PM
This monster is pacific as in peace or it comes from Pacific ocean?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on August 17, 2013, 06:23:37 PM
I think he means Pacific RIM not EIM lol I even googled it like wtf...
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 18, 2013, 02:55:49 AM
Abduction.
It was ok, fun to watch, though the plot is easy to guess.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on August 20, 2013, 01:40:57 PM
The Craft decent so far as the "high school sucks + supernatural element" genre goes. Some ok acting and decently executed but very cliche character development. Coupled with effects that were probably good at the time but are now kinda laughable in spots. Pretty predictable, hampered by a weak climax. A solid "C" movie.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on August 20, 2013, 09:22:00 PM
I did this type of thing too, I've watched these Resident Evil movies only to laugh at these forced scenes and absurd story.
The 3rd Addams Family film is the best example of how a bad film can be funny to laugh at.
It's a funny, 0 points movie  :P
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 20, 2013, 09:34:48 PM
There was a third Addams Family film? I thought it ended with Values? Nowhere near as good as the first, but still pretty memorable.


I just rewatched Suspiria. Saw it for the first time on Blu-ray, and while it's a very problematic transfer (http://www.landofwhimsy.com/archives/2012/11/comparison-suspiria/) (I bought the UK release), it beats watching the DVD I own which has a severely goofed up soundtrack. The sound mix on this BD was awesome and really enriches the movie. Just wish someone would do a proper HD transfer someday with the correct contrasting and color timing.

I might get the French Blu-ray at some point just because its contrast and timing are better than the UK disc—for the most part. For some reason it looks like absolute garbage toward the end, where the UK disc fares better. Shame the two labels which released them didn't put their heads and resources together to do one really good transfer, like what Koch and Filmedia did recently for the Army of Darkness director's cut.

One of the silliest trailers with that "Roses are red" bit at the beginning.


Suspiria - 1977 Trailer HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ1jmAVbNgc#ws)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on August 20, 2013, 10:07:58 PM
There was a third Addams Family film? I thought it ended with Values? Nowhere near as good as the first, but still pretty memorable.
Yes, there was a 3rd film that should have been buried instead  :P
Watch it if you want to laugh at some really bad, bad movie.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on August 21, 2013, 06:02:54 PM
I remember that one. Didn't watch it. Never had any desire. It looked too horrible to even warrant seeing.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on August 21, 2013, 06:39:07 PM
It's worth watching in order to have a movie to name every time you want to make a point about something bad.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on August 21, 2013, 11:01:35 PM
Isn't Twilight the worst?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: A-Yty on August 22, 2013, 03:46:02 AM
Kick-Ass 2

Bah, humbug. 2,79 out of 5 stars.

Carrey was a top notch choice, but you could see his character's fate a mile away. And his dark side of acting is half-wasted. He should try a completely evil character once in his life.

Hit-Girl went from innocently charming in the first one to obnoxious one-liner automaton.

Everyone else was fairly forgettable. There was that fat kid who was in Hot Tub Time machine. Mintz-Plaisse was  rather strangle-worthy. He's not Seth Rogen level in that area, but getting dangerously close to it.

The plot is supposed to be ridiculous, but it takes itself way too seriously too often.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on August 22, 2013, 11:29:52 AM
Isn't Twilight the worst?
When it comes to vampire stuff, it is the worst by far.
When it comes to film-making, at least from my point of view, and despite all kind of realy, really bad stuff, the Twilight saga at least displays a lot more competent design.
Addams Family 3 is just... unspeakable... in terms of incompetence.

Though, if you want to be irritated by a movie, just watch Funny Games.
That's unique on its own terms... and not in a good way.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on August 22, 2013, 01:46:29 PM
Galaxina wow. I watch a lot of "so bad it's good" movies but this one is just "so bad it's painful". A 1980 science fiction spoof today remembered for the murder of the actress who played the title character (a former Playgirl of the year) before it even premiered. Though allegedly a comedy, with "brilliant" humor like having a starship commander named Captain Butt, I found exactly one laugh in the 84 minute runtime. I've read Greek tragedies with better jokes and comedic timing than this. It's an old rule that you don't show clips of a better movie in your movie, in this case that better movie was First Spaceship on Venus. I've not seen a movie this bad since Manos: the Hands of Fate. Stay away, stay far away.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on September 05, 2013, 03:24:23 AM
The Cabin in the Woods

Really good! Glad I watched it.  :)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 05, 2013, 01:45:32 PM
The Cabin in the Woods

Really good! Glad I watched it.  :)
And you heard it first from Pfil!  :)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 05, 2013, 01:46:46 PM
@Shiroi: What did you think about Thor in that movie?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on September 06, 2013, 03:12:03 AM
Not bad. Wait, I like him, so yeah... fangirling  ;)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 06, 2013, 09:06:09 AM
Thor was the best of the movies leading up to The Avengers imo, though it was weird how they characterized him differently in the latter movie. I guess trying to show he'd matured, but I hope the sequel keeps some of the lighter tone and humor of the first Thor movie.

As for what I've been watching, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. A lot of DS9. Pretty good character drama but seems to largely lose the philosophical message of the 3 (counting the animated series) earlier shows. That being that technology and science will ultimately help mankind overcome his primitive instincts and create a better more peaceful future.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 06, 2013, 12:53:25 PM
It was weird seeing Thor in The Cabin in the Woods  :P
Weird but nice  :)

I agree with Ratty, Thor was the best pre-Avengers movie.
Though, if you count the first Iron Man, I'd choose that.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on September 06, 2013, 02:09:49 PM
"John Dies at the End"

First it starts interesting, two guys find a mysterious drug which gives them incredible mind powers like speaking to the dead, predicting the future and seeing things from other worlds, yet the drug is evil, kills people and makes them see things they shouldn't.
But then it goes downhill, and turns into an insane mixture of horror, gore, science fiction and bad comedy that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. It's like Evil Dead on crystal meth, if Evil Dead had aliens, drugs and alternate universes in it.

Consider watching only if horribly stoned.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 06, 2013, 03:02:02 PM
One of the worst movies I've ever seen: Funny Games.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 06, 2013, 03:48:20 PM
One of the worst movies I've ever seen: Funny Games.

Saw a review of that one if I remember right, looked truly terrible and pretentious. I'm trying to decide what my October movie schedule should be. Maybe I'll just put on a different bad horror movie a day. With some good ones interspersed in.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 06, 2013, 04:21:20 PM
I recently watched the whole ImdB Top 250. With recently I mean in a year, and with whole I mean the 154 movies I had left unseen.
Not a good choice, if you ask me... just not for me.
Not one bad movie, but not many very good movies. Most of them were just OK.
I'm so accustomed to modern movies (modern meaning 90's, 2000's and current decade, maybe a little 80's too) that older movies just usually bore me.
Because of that, I am a little burned out on movies and I will have to wait some time to be able to watch a lot of movies again like I usually do.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 06, 2013, 04:38:57 PM
I recently watched the whole ImdB Top 250. With recently I mean in a year, and with whole I mean the 154 movies I had left unseen.
Not a good choice, if you ask me... just not for me.
Not one bad movie, but not many very good movies. Most of them were just OK.
I'm so accustomed to modern movies (modern meaning 90's, 2000's and current decade, maybe a little 80's too) that older movies just usually bore me.
Because of that, I am a little burned out on movies and I will have to wait some time to be able to watch a lot of movies again like I usually do.

*whistles* That's a lot of movies. As a former filmbuff myself I can sympathize with feeling burned out on movies and feeling the limitations of the format.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 07, 2013, 01:47:39 AM
*whistles* That's a lot of movies. As a former filmbuff myself I can sympathize with feeling burned out on movies and feeling the limitations of the format.
I'm glad I'm not the only weird person with this feeling  :P
Though I have to be a little weird to overdo something in such a way, I guess...
Better to do it with games, movies or anime and not other things, right?  :)

I usually spend my weekend with almost no sleep, alternating videogames, anime and movies.
Last year I felt burned out with anime, after watching like 10 bad series in a row (yeah, bad luck when choosing...), only alternated with Ano Hana and Clannad as good ones.
It was months after I watched again anime, with Dance in the Vampire Bund, some months ago.

Now it happened with movies. 154 old movies, plus like 50+ new movies but almost none of them really good, and there it is... now I have to wait some months for my desire to watch movies to come back.

I only hope it never happens with all my hobbies together, or I'll be so bored :(
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 07, 2013, 02:18:17 AM
I only hope it never happens with all my hobbies together, or I'll be so bored :(

You might actually get some sleep for once. :O
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 07, 2013, 03:52:46 AM
You might actually get some sleep for once. :O
And maybe I'll relax a little and stop being so... I don't know... so myself  :P
Hahaha!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on September 07, 2013, 11:11:43 PM
Watched parts of titanic yesterday. The remastered edition looks prettier and they changed some things based on new research.

Anyway, I'll watch the Expendables 2 later. hehehe.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on September 08, 2013, 03:55:28 AM
I gave my first serious viewing of Titanic last year and really enjoyed it. I'm one who rewatches a lot of movies and this is one I'll probably not revisit for a couple decades, so it's not that kind of movie to me, but I did enjoy it a lot.

Just finished Chinatown. Kinda feel like crying.

With each movie of his I see, Roman Polanski inches closer and closer to being my favorite director. Now if only we could get some more of his films on Blu-ray, namely The Tenant, The Fearless Vampire Killers, and The Pianist.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on September 09, 2013, 11:18:11 PM
Watched Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Kinda made me want to read the comics now, considering how much Wiki said was changed in the movie. Such a good movie. So violent...  :o I felt so bad for Flash. That's just a rough, horrible episode in his life, force to relive it... Not sure if the time paradox explanation made total sense, but it seemed plausible enough. And yeah, killing children is totally acceptable PG-13 stuff.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 09, 2013, 11:21:19 PM
Just finished Chinatown. Kinda feel like crying.
Forget it, Jake...
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on September 23, 2013, 06:16:08 AM
Interesting documentary about a largely forgotten era (and continuing indie genre) of gaming. The actual movie starts about 7 minutes into the video.
GET LAMP: The Text Adventure Documentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRhbcDzbGSU#ws)

Thinking I might get the DVD set as a Xmas gift for a friend who played and sang "It is Pitch Dark" for an annoyingly long time a while back.
MC Frontalot - It Is Pitch Dark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nigRT2KmCE#ws)
(The song is a reference to Zork.)

Interesting documentary but personally I don't have the patience for text adventures. When you spend 30 minutes trying to solve a puzzle only to find out you got it right the first 4 times, the author just wanted a really obtuse phrasing to the answer, the fun melts away. Or at least it does for me. I still have a soft spot for game books ("Choose Your Own Adventure") though, loved those things as a kid.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: darkmanx_429 on September 23, 2013, 07:45:47 AM
Interesting documentary about a largely forgotten era (and continuing indie genre) of gaming. The actual movie starts about 7 minutes into the video.
GET LAMP: The Text Adventure Documentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRhbcDzbGSU#ws)

Thinking I might get the DVD set as a Xmas gift for a friend who played and sang "It is Pitch Dark" for an annoyingly long time a while back.
MC Frontalot - It Is Pitch Dark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nigRT2KmCE#ws)
(The song is a reference to Zork.)

Interesting documentary but personally I don't have the patience for text adventures. When you spend 30 minutes trying to solve a puzzle only to find out you got it right the first 4 times, the author just wanted a really obtuse phrasing to the answer, the fun melts away. Or at least it does for me. I still have a soft spot for game books ("Choose Your Own Adventure") though, loved those things as a kid.
I loved choose your adventure as well. I recently went to a local Goodwill and found the full original collection of The Lone Wolf Series in mint condition and I bought them the instant I saw them. What's even cooler is that some programmer's have converted the books to play as standalone titles on my Nintendo DS!
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Post by: darkmanx_429 on September 23, 2013, 07:48:31 AM
I watched V.H.S for the first time. And I really enjoyed it! Probably going to watch the second one for sure now. I also caught the WB Animation The Dark Knight Returns 1 and 2. Prob the best Batman animated movie I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 23, 2013, 10:53:33 AM
V.H.S. had some very interesting ideas going on.
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Post by: Aridale on September 23, 2013, 03:56:01 PM
Both VHS movies were good but I feel like the 2nd one was completely forgettable. The first and last scenes of the first one are the best!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Pfil on September 23, 2013, 04:00:55 PM
Yes they are!
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Post by: darkmanx_429 on September 26, 2013, 12:42:13 PM
Just finished V/H/S 2. It was pretty enjoyable, I think the first one still was the stronger film. The films in the 2nd ranged from interesting, to WTF. Alien Abduction Slumber Party made the whole movie for me though! That was well worth the price of admission! Also, just watched Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2. Bigger budget, awesome fight scenes, I am pretty hyped for the new movie now!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on September 26, 2013, 11:04:49 PM
Watched "Where The Wild Things Are" last night. I enjoyed it. It wasn't a great movie, but Max Records did a great job I think. Except for the "rushed" ending, I felt it was a well-written script. The Wild Things' conversations seemed a little too disconnected from Max -- I mean, some of the things they were talking about made me like, "What the fuck is in this kid's head?!" The Wild Things were imaginary, part of his psyche, but that kid definitely had some issues. The whole movie reminded me of a "kiddied" Donnie Darko. I do wanna watch it again, paying closer attention to all the dialogues. Like I said, everything that takes place in the land of the Wild Things was supposed to all be in Max's head and they end up discussing some complicated issues when you think about it. Judith, the one with a horn on her nose, straight up had some of the most disturbing conversations in the whole movie, more so than Carol and K.W.'s conversations. Her little fight with Max when he tries to dominate her by laughing in her face was such an unsettling scene to watch unfold. Also K.W.'s character was so much deeper than she appeared on the surface; while Max was angry with his sister, K.W. was essentially his mind's attempt to reconcile his relationship with his sister and K.W.'s attitude throughout the movie illustrated Max's fraternal affection for her. K.W.'s friends, the owls, were basically representative of his sister's friends and not being able to understand the owls would have been a reference to not understanding his sister's friends.

And then there was Max's little vampire story at the beginning. What the hell was up with that? When I saw that scene, I knew right then and there the movie was going to go Donnie Darko on me. It didn't take me long to wonder if the vampire story was about him or his dad. WHERE WAS MAX'S FATHER? Did he die? Are Max's parents divorced? How old was Max when his father left him? What was his parents' relationship like? All these thoughts were running through my mind while I was trying to watch the movie. I have this nagging suspicion that some of the details surrounding his father's absence crop up in Max's story and some of the dialogue of the Wild Things.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on September 30, 2013, 08:28:00 AM
Watched Black Swan, loved it.
At first I had my doubts about watching the movie, wondering how a story about ballerinas may appeal to me in any way; On the other hand, as an Aronofsky fan, I knew I had to watch it.
And I wasn't disappointed. Aronofsky infused the movie with his well-known charm of darkness and insanity from "Requiem for a Dream" and "Pi". Natalie Portman totally deserved the Oscar for her performance of a shy ballerina whose will to become perfect and successful drives her to insanity. Her sexually-abusive teacher / director made it even more dramatic as he pushes her to give up her innocence and forces her to embrace eroticism. Terrifying from beginning to end.   
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Post by: Nail_Bombed on September 30, 2013, 10:10:41 AM
"Requiem for a Dream"

One film I NEVER want to rewatch - brilliantly realised, but jaysus, was it ever relentlessly and horrifyingly depressing.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on September 30, 2013, 11:19:55 AM
One film I NEVER want to rewatch - brilliantly realised, but jaysus, was it ever relentlessly and horrifyingly depressing.

Depressing, horrible, and incredibly emotional. And most of all, REAL. It presents the entire stages of a drug addiction: Euphoria, persuit, crime, denial, horror and hallucination, desperate attempts to rehabilitate, relapse, and in many cases, horrible doom.
And of course you must mention the brilliant soundtrack.
Best anti-drug film IMO.
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Post by: Zannibal on October 04, 2013, 05:58:23 PM
Alright, I just finished The Shining. Now I got kind of "what am I supposed to feel" moment ;D

[Spoiler warning]
Basically, I had had totally wrong idea about the story all the time. I though it's just dad going insane and starting killing people with little to none unnatural stuff. Instead, it's one hell of unnatural stuff :D But that's not a bad thing to be honest. I just need to watch it again to get even some kind of idea what it's all about. It was really creepy at some parts for such old movie. That's a good thing too, I was afraid that old movies won't scare me at all. The only thing I was kind of missing, was some great distressing atmosphere*.

It also kind of reminds me of Twin Peaks.

[Major spoiler warning for Twin Peaks]
You can clearly tell Leland's character took a lot influence from Jack. And also, the scenery is quite the same. Also, * = Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me did this well. The atmosphere was quite disturbing at the scene when they were having a dinner after the night Laura's dad raped her. They just sit there on the same table, and Leland is just acting like nothing happened.

But in the end, really good movie. Just a bit different than I was expecting, but I wasn't disappointed. It could've had a bit more distressing atmosphere tho.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on October 05, 2013, 05:31:12 AM
The most unusual thing about the Shining to horror movie fans today is that the movie is SLOW AS HELL. Most viewers today are used to cheesy teen slashers and having a movie with long, slow dialogs and long suspension buildup may be seen as a bit boring.

But some of the scenes to me were both strange and entertaining. For instance, the scenes where he talks to the barman.
It is quite obvious to the viewer that the barman isn't there and that Jack is talking to himself, since you know the only people in the hotel are Jack, Wendy and Danny. Nevertheless Jack doesn't see anything unusual about that. It's a sign of his insanity.
But the best scene IMO is when Wendy reads the manuscripts that he has been typing for days and all it says is "all work and no play..."  ;D
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Zannibal on October 05, 2013, 07:07:41 AM
Yeah, I see what you mean. My little brother was watching the new Alien thing (Prometheus or whatever it is), and he literally skipped every scene that had more than 10 seconds of talking ;_;

But I didn't have a problem with it's speed. Nothing feels slow after original Dawn of the Dead ;D I just wish it had a bit more disturbing atmosphere. Also, the final chase scene was a bit stupid; Jack's leg was hurt so he couldn't run, so there was no chance he would catch the kid. And also, it's age thing is only 16, which pretty much prevents the kid from dying ;D Also, the last picture of Jack was a bit hilarious. Oh, and there was helicopter shadow in the intro... oh well, nothing's perfect :D

Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on October 05, 2013, 07:53:36 AM
Nothing feels slow after original Dawn of the Dead ;D

Dawn of the Dead is actually a pretty well paced film. Most of its imitators were much slower, like the very well regarded Zombi 2 (AKA "Zombie") an unofficial prequel/sequel which famously featured a fight between a zombie and a real shark. Not to mention less well regarded imitations like the dreadfully slow Dawn of the Mummy which reeks of pointless padding. Day of the Dead could probably also be seen as a more slowly paced movie, depending on how you look at it.
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Post by: TheouAegis on October 05, 2013, 09:43:09 AM
Well, I blame schools. When even English teachers just let kids watch Romeo & Juliet rather than reading it, you teach them impatience. Also schools never let you watch the uncut versions of Romeo & Juliet, so then I had to pick it up from the library and watch it in a darkened bedroom fapping into a Kleenex as soon as my parents left the house. Schools should force kids to read Lovecraft -- slow, drawn out suspense horror; pages upon pages of descriptions of Victorian style buildings and New England towns. Oh wait, he was a racist horror writer; we can't have kids reading his stuff in school.

Video games tie into it too. I admit, I don't play RPGs much anymore because I can't stand the pacing in them (text text text text text text OMG WHEN THE HELL DO THEY SHUT UP AND LET ME PLAY?!), but I loved them growing up. But in that case, I think it's not so much the stream of text but the placement of the text. DON'T MAKE ME READ A FUCKING STORY BEFORE I EVEN GET TO MOVE! And as much as I hate survival horrors and as much as I hated RE because it was survival horror, to this day I still admire it because, at least in the beginning, it was the antithesis to modern films, especially horror films. There was soooo much of NOTHING in RE. Think about it, you walk around an empty house then there's a zombie eating your buddy! Blam! Blam! ... Silence. You walk around the house more in silence. You go down a hallway. More silence. CRASH! HOLY SHIT OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO YOU DOG?! WHERE THE FUCK DID YOU COME FROM, DOG?!?!??!!! ARRRRRGH! BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM DIE YOU FUCKING DEVIL DOG!!!! More silence......
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Post by: Zannibal on October 05, 2013, 10:01:42 AM
And as much as I hate survival horrors and as much as I hated RE because it was survival horror, to this day I still admire it because, at least in the beginning, it was the antithesis to modern films, especially horror films. There was soooo much of NOTHING in RE. Think about it, you walk around an empty house then there's a zombie eating your buddy! Blam! Blam! ... Silence. You walk around the house more in silence. You go down a hallway. More silence. CRASH! HOLY SHIT OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO YOU DOG?! WHERE THE FUCK DID YOU COME FROM, DOG?!?!??!!! ARRRRRGH! BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM DIE YOU FUCKING DEVIL DOG!!!! More silence......

Amnesia did that too. For the first 1 or 2 hours, there's no enemies. But dear hell was it scary. It had really good build up.

Here in Finland (best schools in da world, mon!), we don't watch movies instead of books. But that doesn't really teach patience. Everyone can suffer through a book, and that won't make anyone more patient. It's parents' fault. They should teach kids to have patience, and read the fucking stories to them. That's how human creates their imagination. No wonder youngest generations lack any kind of imagination, because they haven't heard stories when they were kids. And if you have no imagination, you'll miss a lot from horror. Like Amnesia, it just doesn't work for people with no imagination.

My brother is again good example. He was telling me proudly how he hasn't been afraid of any horror films he has watched. He thinks he's brave or something ;D Well, I told him that it's his loss. "Would you watch comedy films that aren't funny?", he went pretty quiet after that :D He'll probably want to watch my Shining DVD soon, but I guess I'll just tell him that it's not brutal enough for him. He would just skip 2/3 of the film. Or quit watching after 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on October 05, 2013, 12:45:54 PM
Today's American horror film simply aren't scary. They simply can't be; Unless it's a mystery-horror kind of film, you know, like Jacob's Ladder. They're full of the stupid generic scares which never scared me in the first place.
You know why Japanese movies are so scary? Because they're WEIRD. You don't understand them, or rarely understand them. One of the creepiest films I ever saw was Eraserhead. It was creepy because it's weird as f*ck. It's the kind of film that could give you nightmares.
What horror movies need is originality.

Oh, and another thing: disgusting movies are not horror movies. Torture and dismemberment do not make a scary movie, they make a sick, disgusting movie. I do not go to a horror movie to throw up. I don't know why they even make those sick movies.
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Post by: Zannibal on October 05, 2013, 01:08:42 PM
Yeah, it's harder to make scary stuff since we're so used to scary stuff. No one's afraid of monsters anymore.

And that's true about Japanese films. Humans are afraid of weird things always, so that's why it works. I have to disagree with Eraserhead tho. It was barely scary. It was weird as hell, but I didn't find it that scary. Only like 2 moments I was scared.

I agree with last part too. I've always said that Saw isn't horror movie that much. There's even name for that genre; Gore movies. It's like splatter, but it's not fun and it's disgusting. Splatters are fun at least, and not that disgusting really. But I guess it's for marketing. I mean it's socially totally OK to watch horror movie that has torturing and all, but it's totally not OK to watch the exactly same film if it was labeled as Gore instead of horror :P

Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on October 05, 2013, 07:43:03 PM
Audition

Whole lot of nothing (over an hour of it) and some weird shit. Then weirder shit. Then puking in a dog bowl and feeding it to a mutilated guy. Then surgical wire and needles. I think most people stopped there. I guess it technically would count as a thriller, but so many people consider it a horror film that it was worth mentioning. Nothing gory in it at all. The level of violence was nowhere near the amount of violence in Visitor Q, and that movie was a comedy (well, I laughed). ... I think Visitor Q's also labeled as a horror flick by some, but it's not even close.


Anyway, maybe that's why I hate zombies so much, especially in video games. When a zombie gets a hold of someone and eats them, that's not nearly as unnerving as just seeing a zombie walking around. The whole damned moaning and walking and walking... I dunno how I feel about fast zombies. I have mixed feelings about them because for me, the slow zombies cause more tension and build up suspense. It's kinda like in hold horror movies where the woman runs into a corner and screams as her impending doom approaches.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on October 06, 2013, 03:19:33 AM
I finally watched Pacific Rim! It was great but I still love the men in monster suits kaiju movies.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on October 07, 2013, 06:02:25 PM
Rewatched a few of the movies on my October list the other day, The Last Man on Earth and NOTLD. Forgot just how sad The Last Man on Earth is, great movie though.

Today I rewatched 1937 B-thriller Think Fast, Mr. Moto since while 'tis the season to watch horror films stuff has been going on lately that has made me not feel much like doing so. The Mr. Moto films are among the most positive portrayals of Asians in the American media of the time, though certainly still racist. I find them to be relaxing, though it's sad to think about how the pre-WW2 hopes for peace and friendship between America and Japan that underlay the Mr. Moto books and movies didn't come to fruition.
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Post by: Lelygax on October 09, 2013, 12:59:38 AM
Rewatched a few of the movies on my October list the other day, The Last Man on Earth and NOTLD. Forgot just how sad The Last Man on Earth is, great movie though.

Hey, its that movie that "I am the Legend" is a rip-off?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on October 09, 2013, 11:26:40 AM
Hey, its that movie that "I am the Legend" is a rip-off?

Well there are 3 movies based on the original novel "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson. First was "The Last Man on Earth" then the hilarious "Omega Man" with Charlton Heston and then most recently the Will Smith film with the same name as the original book. "The Last Man on Earth" is the most faithful to the book and I think the best version. But the film is in the public domain so you can watch it for free online and see what you think.
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Post by: Lelygax on October 09, 2013, 11:55:08 AM
Ive watched a part of it with my father some time before this "misfortune" happened. It seemed really interesting, I think I saw 30 minutes of this movie, stopped minutes later after the main character shots some "zombies/vampires/infected" from his house.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 09, 2013, 12:02:54 PM
Dawn of the Dead is actually a pretty well paced film. Most of its imitators were much slower, like the very well regarded Zombi 2 (AKA "Zombie") an unofficial prequel/sequel which famously featured a fight between a zombie and a real shark.

Zombie is my preference. Creepier movie, heavier atmosphere, more impressive effects. It took me years to really see Dawn of the Dead as all that special, and even now it's certainly not one of the movies I look to when wanting something fun. (NOTLD is what I love where Romero is concerned.)

I wouldn't call it a Dawn imitator, though. It clearly went for a much different direction in just about all aspects, its only ties being that it shares a series name in Italy. Kinda like how Zombi 3 took things in an even weirder direction, but simultaneously full of suck.

This brief part is supremely awesome, however.

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So many different styles of zombie in this flick. Too bad it wasn't executed better. (Written by the guy who did Troll 2, so, you know......)
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Post by: Ratty on October 13, 2013, 12:51:49 PM
So I picked back up "The Batman" season 1 and started watching where I left off. Mostly so I'll have a little more background for "Batman Vs. Dracula" this Halloween. I gotta say while I hated it when I first started watching it I think it's gotten better. Nowhere near as good as Batman TAS of course, that's kinda like comparing a Van Gogh to a Velvet Elvis, but it's alright. The fight scenes are good and some of the character designs aren't terrible, though I still hate the look of Alfred and Bruce Wayne.
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Post by: Zannibal on October 18, 2013, 05:44:52 PM
Best anti-drug film IMO.

This means you haven't seen Reindeerspotting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reindeerspotting:_Escape_from_Santaland) ;D It's also real. And by real, I mean real. It barely has any script. It's just group of drug users, and one of them decided to film their lives and yeah. The crew was released from jail 2010 (we got really nice prison system here. A guy who murdered someone back in 2001 is being released next year, etc), and the "main character" of the film was found dead in 2010, by hanging himself.

Guess what. I also watched Requiem for a Dream. I'm impressed and disappointed. People praised the movie as "the most depressing movie ever" with "shocking ending". It was neither of them. I was so ready for depressing movie. I sharpened my knives and was like "let's get emotional motherfuckers!", but no. I guess the reason is because I have watched Reindeerspotting and this was just not as bad. I mean these drug users never even had the problem to get the drugs or anything. You know, it missed the feel of despair somehow. I don't know, it just didn't feel bad overall. Of course some scenes were a bit sad and how the kind of happy looking guy went all bad. And the ending.. Well, yeah, if that happened in real life, it would be really god damn bad, but it wasn't really that shocking. I was expecting them to commit a suicide or something. Also, placing that party scene at that part wasn't the brightest idea. I mean, how I'm supposed to feel bad when there's stuff like that on my screen  ;D

But the good things are; It's really well made. I mean it's perfect technically. All the speed-ups, the cutting style (breakfast, for example), split screen, just so cool :o And the music, of course.

Overall, I'd say 4/5. Really well made and all, but not as depressing or anything Freddy said, as I was expecting. There is of course a chance that I really got some problems on my emotional-life ;D I mean really, most of the music I listen to has something to do with death or suicide (like Mayhem's Freezing Moon, the lyrics are written by Per Ohlin who has completely insane and ended up killing himself), I spend all my days alone in my room listening rest of my family fighting (well, they don't fight very often nowadays, but they used to fight every day some time ago) wondering why I wasn't invited to the group of people on their final year in high school on Facebook while everyone seems to be there ;D No wonder I don't get depressed by movies easily. Actually, the movie somehow shows how I see my future. Well, I'm not going to use drugs, but living in a messed up house left out of society with nothing to do with my life. Oh well, just a little off-topic.

E; It's 4 in the morning here, my English-part of the brains isn't working too well at this time :D
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on October 19, 2013, 01:46:09 AM
Titan AE.

Urgh... the blue scenes hurt my eyes so bad.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on October 19, 2013, 06:01:09 AM
I watched "The Breakfast Club" with my friends yesterday.

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Boy, that is one movie that was close to moving me to tears. It has so much emotion in it. So unlike the teen-comedies of the 90's and 2000's, which made watching it with friends incredibly awkward for me. That's a movie that is best to watch with your girlfriend / boyfriend, not with your beer-buddies. Watching it with buddies just makes you feel lonely.
It's not exactly a romantic movie as it doesn't deal with romance, but I do consider it a romantic movie because it is so emotional, and the 80's soundtrack and clothing make it nostalgic, and you feel as if the 80's had a certain sincerity that doesn't exist today. It's probably an illusion, but I doubt Hollywood could produce such a beautiful, emotional film today. 

And this beautiful song.

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A#)

@Zannibal, I feel you, man. I hardly get any emotional from movies, maybe because most movies fail at being emotional and are "phony" as hell, like Salinger's Holden Caulfield said.
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Post by: Abnormal Freak on October 19, 2013, 06:24:31 AM
Watched this on Blu-ray:

An American Hippie In Israel HD trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qry7XccmQKo#ws)

Shut your ass!
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Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on November 04, 2013, 01:26:16 AM
Thor: The Dark World!

Whooohooo~ Tom Hiddleston!  :D

This is way better than Iron Man 3. I wish it were longer though... I couldn't help but feel quite a number of things went to the cutting room.
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Post by: Ratty on November 04, 2013, 03:37:56 AM
Titan AE.

Urgh... the blue scenes hurt my eyes so bad.

Been meaning to watch that for a while, I'll be sure to turn the brightness down on my tv now.

I watched "The Breakfast Club" with my friends yesterday.
Loved that movie so much as a teen, haven't seen it in years but can still safely say it's my favorite "brat pack" movie. Funny thing about the guy who played the geeky kid, when he got a little older he beefed up and moved on to "Jock" roles, perhaps most notably as the villain from Edward Scissorhands.

Thor: The Dark World!

Whooohooo~ Tom Hiddleston!  :D

This is way better than Iron Man 3. I wish it were longer though... I couldn't help but feel quite a number of things went to the cutting room.

Sweet, hope there's a director's cut version on DVD.

As for myself, I realized it's been about half a decade since I watched Farscape through so doing that. It's interesting going back to the first season and seeing all the characters before they were fully developed. John's constant jokes and references to earth culture no one else understand just being a quirky character trait. Instead of a symptom of his desperate feelings of isolation/culture shock and occasional near-insanity. Or D'Argo and Aeryn being generic "proud warrior" aliens before becoming much richer and more interesting characters, apt to view their role as soldiers as accidents of birth.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on November 25, 2013, 01:30:57 AM
Hyping myself for the Desolation of Smaug by watching the Unexpected Journey for the 3rd time.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on November 25, 2013, 07:17:09 PM
Hyping myself for the Desolation of Smaug by watching the Unexpected Journey for the 3rd time.

I'll probably wait to see that one on DVD like I did with Unexpected Journey. Journey was ok but felt padded and I missed the greater proportion of practical effects to CGI we got to see in the LotR trilogy. Oh and I've no idea where the Gandalf x Galadriel thing comes from if not the deepest depths of Deviantart. (That or, more likely, some executive in a boardroom about to have a hernia when he found out there wasn't going to be a shoehorned romance in the movies.) But I hope you enjoy Desolation of Smaug :) Be sure to let us know what you think!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on November 26, 2013, 03:57:51 AM
I'll probably wait to see that one on DVD like I did with Unexpected Journey. Journey was ok but felt padded and I missed the greater proportion of practical effects to CGI we got to see in the LotR trilogy. Oh and I've no idea where the Gandalf x Galadriel thing comes from if not the deepest depths of Deviantart. (That or, more likely, some executive in a boardroom about to have a hernia when he found out there wasn't going to be a shoehorned romance in the movies.) But I hope you enjoy Desolation of Smaug :) Be sure to let us know what you think!

Hmm... The Unexpected Journey is really padded because PJ and co. added a lot of stuff from the appendices. As for the Galadriel X Gandalf thing, i did not find it as a romantic thing when i watched the movie, though when i viewed the trailer the first thing i thought was the same as yours.

I'll write my comments here when i get to see it. :)
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Post by: TatteredSeraph on November 27, 2013, 01:15:39 AM
I'm also pretty stoked about Desolation of Smaug (big Tolkein fan here).  I really love the additions they made from the Appendices of LotR, together with a few bits from The Silmarillion, as well as giving the dwarves more personality.  The small but expanded role for 'Figwit'/Lindir was great, although judging from his role, he seemed to be stepping into the shoes of Erestor (who was actually in FotR).  Regarding the Galadriel/Gandalf thing, I saw it as more affection for one another in a platonic way for having known each other for a very long time.  After all, Galadriel is one of the older elves about in Middle Earth, and Gandalf is one of the Maiar, and a fellow ring-bearer of one of the elven rings of power.

  For the extended edition, I loved most of the additions (especially the Rivendell scenes) aside for the goblins, which I allready disliked the look of.  The goblin king's (sadly not the one who sparkles) son felt very out of place and far too modern for my liking.  However, putting Dame Edna in as the voice for him was genius.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on November 30, 2013, 02:40:33 AM
Hiya fellow Tolkien fan~!  :)

I am happy about Figwit's role bump.
Regarding Galadriel/Gandalf. I do agree with your explanation.
The extended edition's Rivendell scenes left me laughing!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TatteredSeraph on November 30, 2013, 03:33:39 AM
The one which made me laugh the most was where Kili was oggling one of the Rivendell elves, only to be told that said elf was male.  I think that PJ and co were trolling us, considering some of the theories which have done the rounds regarding Kili getting the hots for Tauriel.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on December 09, 2013, 05:22:17 AM
Watched the first part to History Channels Bonnie & Clyde. I was very impressed. Catching part two soon as it's on
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Post by: TheouAegis on December 12, 2013, 10:50:50 PM
Still mad about Azog being alive. Smaug was playing at a local theater today, but one of my friends said he was going to wait until closer to Christmas to watch it with family, so I held off today. *giddy giddy*


Watched "Noroi" (Curse) last night. Was trying to see if I could figure out what was up with the elevator ghost and the goth girl listening to elevators in Pokemon XY. While I was searching, a full-video stream of "Noroi" was posted on one of the sites, so I watched it. Wasn't scary at all (cited by many as a good horror, though) but did get my heart beating a couple times. Some of the actors were really good. Was a captivating -- if not long -- movie; I'd recommend at least watching it once just to see it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on December 13, 2013, 02:19:39 PM
Finally saw Krull, the infamous flop that was almost renamed Dungeons and Dragons: The Movie before it came out in 1983. I'd say overall it's a dumb but harmless bit of fluff that desperately wants to be Star Wars but just isn't. It's interesting in the blend of fantasy and sci-fi that seems to have been a fad in the early-to-mid 80s (The first Zelda was originally going to have you travel to a cyberpunk future for half the game, with the triforce actually being computer chips for example.) I recognized the main actor but couldn't place him, bugged me the whole movie. Turns out he was the slimy traitorous security officer from Deep Space 9.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 15, 2013, 02:27:33 AM
I just watched Desolation of Smaug.

Don't worry, I won't spoil.  :)

Reactions:
Kyaaa~ the elves~ Thranduil, Legolas! fangirling! (Orly B, your age is showing. ahahahaha!) Sorry, Tauriel, I don't care much about you, except for your hair color, which I love. Smaug is the most awesome CG dragon, so far. And as always, the backdrop of New Zealand is stunning.

Story-wise, purists might/will hate PJ's rendition, but for a movie, his vision works. It is faster than the first movie, with lots of action scenes. I felt it should be longer, oh well, I'll wait for the extended edition.

I like it and I can't wait for the final installment next year!
Battle of the 5 armies! Whooooot!
I can't wait to see Thranduil in battle. I want to see more of his katana-like sword in action.
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Post by: TatteredSeraph on December 15, 2013, 09:14:32 AM
I saw Desolation of Smaug on Friday and adored it, aside for a few niggles with it, my main one being *that* subplot with Tauriel.  I liked the way she got Legolas outside of Mirkwood, however.  While his presence would be there seeing as hey, he's the Prince of Mirkwood, the extent of it did come across as a bit fanservicey.  I agree that yeah, Orlando Bloom, while still looking very hot as Legolas, is showing his age - he's broader than he used to be.  I felt myself drawn more to Thanduil, who's one magnificent basterd of a character.  He was hot, and played spot on by Lee Pace.  I want his silver robe and boots! :)
  Most of the film was superb, although Beorn's section was a bit too rushed.  Benedict Cuerbatch as Sauron/Smaug was, unsurprisingly, wonderful, and unlike with JRD as Gimli and Treebeard, I didn't find it jarring with him being both characters.  I loved the fighting in the barrels out of bonds scene, and in Laket own.  Stephen Fry was likewise brilliant as the Master of Lake town, with a smidge of Lord Melchett in there I thought (for anyone here familiar with Blackadder).  The Battle of Five Armies is going to be glorious! 
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Neobelmont on December 15, 2013, 11:49:28 AM
Akira and Ghost in the Shell. both of them are crazy  :o So Akira... I use to read the manga back in highschool way back when but they took it away for some reason which sucked because I never got the whole story big mangas as well to so to see the movie for the first time was awesome. The fact that tai from digimon voiced tetsuo threw me off guard as of course we have the johnny young black power ranger doing what he does best and yeah this movie was awesome and sick sometimes like the hell man kind of sick towards the end at least.

I effing love me some Kusunagi to me one of my favorite anime gals not because she's hot well come on she is but because she kicks so much butt that someone probably went blind from her. The only problem I feel asleep so... But yeah Kusunagi is my favorite purple/dark haired anime woman or at least near the dang top. and this is my first time watching the movie as well since I watched the series on and off on adult swim last time I checked I was young too so I could not stay up as late as I could to iirc.

But yeah just because I feel like it

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I would say  put some pants on but she seems to know what's she's doing  :P
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Post by: Intersection on December 15, 2013, 03:42:22 PM
I was planning to see The Desolation of Smaug this weekend... but that was until a particularly unpleasant digestive condition hit. Shiroi, seraph, would you consider it a "must-recommend" for someone who was a bit underwhelmed by what the first movie offered? I'll be seeing it anyways (Middle Earth is always good fun, and I can't miss a PJ movie), but I'd like to know what to expect.

Stephen Fry was likewise brilliant as the Master of Lake town, with a smidge of Lord Melchett in there I thought (for anyone here familiar with Blackadder).
Blackadder, eh? I'd thought no one remembered that series... Something of a small comedic masterpiece, it was.
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 15, 2013, 08:25:26 PM
I felt myself drawn more to Thanduil, who's one magnificent basterd of a character.  He was hot, and played spot on by Lee Pace.  I want his silver robe and boots! :)

Yu,p spot on. I had internal fangirlish screams when he first showed up of screen. That look! oh my.... ♥
Let's share, keep his fabulous robe and boot, I'll take his weapons, staff included. Hehehehe.

Most of the film was superb, although Beorn's section was a bit too rushed.

I have a feeling the extended edition would feature more of their stay there.

The Battle of Five Armies is going to be glorious! 

Yes! I want to see the Elven Elk again.

I was planning to see The Desolation of Smaug this weekend... but that was until a particularly unpleasant digestive condition hit. Shiroi, seraph, would you consider it a "must-recommend" for someone who was a bit underwhelmed by what the first movie offered? I'll be seeing it anyways (Middle Earth is always good fun, and I can't miss a PJ movie), but I'd like to know what to expect.

The film is 2 hrs. 41 mins. Make sure you can tolerate that with your digestive system. It is better than the first movie, in my opinion and it will keep you on your toes for the last movie.
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Post by: theANdROId on December 16, 2013, 07:54:45 PM
Just watched Monsters University today...and I'll be watching Desolation of Smaug tomorrow!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TatteredSeraph on December 18, 2013, 05:40:17 AM
I was planning to see The Desolation of Smaug this weekend... but that was until a particularly unpleasant digestive condition hit. Shiroi, seraph, would you consider it a "must-recommend" for someone who was a bit underwhelmed by what the first movie offered? I'll be seeing it anyways (Middle Earth is always good fun, and I can't miss a PJ movie), but I'd like to know what to expect.
Blackadder, eh? I'd thought no one remembered that series... Something of a small comedic masterpiece, it was.

How can someone forget Blackadder?  It's a comedic masterpiece, darn right!  Nothing else can portray Elizabeth I as an immature, silly child in an adult body quite the same way. :) 

As for DoS, I'd say that the pace picks up a heck of a lot more compared to Unexpected Journey, which is a lot closer to the book.  There are some supurb fight scenes, one of which is hilariously brilliant.  It deviates a lot more from the book, but most of the additions are appendices related, aside for the addition of Tauriel, the Mirkwood Captain of the Guard.  I've been discussing the matter of her with others, and they reckon that on closer viewing, the 'Ack no!  That's wrong!  That shouldn't happen!' subplot involving her isn't quite as bad as at first glance.  I plan to see it a second time at some point soon, probably this week.  The 3D isn't a necessary addition, however, it  just adds a nice extra depth of field to the scenes.  I'm curious to see the HFR version to see what the fuss is about.

Yu,p spot on. I had internal fangirlish screams when he first showed up of screen. That look! oh my.... ♥
Let's share, keep his fabulous robe and boot, I'll take his weapons, staff included. Hehehehe.

I have a feeling the extended edition would feature more of their stay there.


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*Cackles*  Yup, agreed, we can share.  I already have a claim on Leggy's bow and Arwen's Hadhafang (from FotR), so you can have Thranduil's sword and staff.  Heck, tbh I just want to raid Weta's workshop and run off with as many of the Elven weapons and costumes as I can.  I saw a chunk of the stuff from LotR at a LotR exhibit ten years ago and it was gorgeous.

Shiroi, have you ever encountered a UK company called The Dark Angel?  They do a lovely Elven style coat in copper velvet which looks very heavily inspired by Elrond's Council costume. :)

http://www.thedarkangel.co.uk/en/product/486-alphonse-coat (http://www.thedarkangel.co.uk/en/product/486-alphonse-coat)


Sorry guys btw for the slow replies.  I have patchy access to the internet at the moment.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 19, 2013, 01:03:17 AM
*Cackles*  Yup, agreed, we can share.  I already have a claim on Leggy's bow and Arwen's Hadhafang (from FotR), so you can have Thranduil's sword and staff.  Heck, tbh I just want to raid Weta's workshop and run off with as many of the Elven weapons and costumes as I can.  I saw a chunk of the stuff from LotR at a LotR exhibit ten years ago and it was gorgeous.

Shiroi, have you ever encountered a UK company called The Dark Angel?  They do a lovely Elven style coat in copper velvet which looks very heavily inspired by Elrond's Council costume. :)

http://www.thedarkangel.co.uk/en/product/486-alphonse-coat (http://www.thedarkangel.co.uk/en/product/486-alphonse-coat)
Sorry guys btw for the slow replies.  I have patchy access to the internet at the moment.

Cool! I'll claim Leggy's fighting knives. And Gil-galad's Aeglos. Yeah. Let's raid all the elven stuff from Weta!
If I am not mistaken, Elrond used Hadhafang in AUJ.

I just heard about them from you. Wow, the coat is so pretty....but coats are useless in my country.  :'(

If you want to talk more about LoTR/Hobbit more, you can start a new spoilery thread, then we can fangirl over there.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on December 19, 2013, 10:19:43 AM
Rewatched Predator, I somehow forgot how awesomely cheesy it is. I love the Yautja.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 20, 2013, 02:41:55 AM
Just watched The Hangover 2.
Hilarious!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on December 20, 2013, 03:46:10 AM
Apparently I needed to remind myself how awful Jingle All the Way is. Not even the fact it was shot in my state and uses many locales makes it very interesting.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TheouAegis on December 20, 2013, 07:40:37 PM
After posting about "Noroi", I later that night watched both -- back to back -- Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman and Carved 2. I had the light on in my parents' room (I was house-sitting), but the rest of the lights in the house were off. I was in the house alone. It's a three-story old house from the 70s or so -- you know, the kind that creak and groan a lot when the weather is cold. Fuck, that was a nerve-racking night. The black cats peering at me over the stairs in the hallway didn't help much either.




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The Slit-Mouthed Woman has always been for me one of the creepiest Japanese ghosts I've seen, so I avoided the Carved films for the longest while, even though I was inexplicably drawn toward them (actually it wasn't inexplicable, I'm a Japanophile). The first one was a bit fucked up and might have been creepier if not for the male teacher hearing her voice all the time. And the earthquake scene was like, "Really? What was that all about?" But oh my god fuck yeah! The ending to the first one was excellent! And the creepiest part was...
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The first one was so much better than the second. The second was too... I dunno. Seemed too kitsch. The second started off so corny and had the whole high school sitcom thing dragged out too long that I think it ruined the rest of the movie. It was a bit too predictable, too. ... Actually it was way too predictable. It was obvious the ex-boyfriend was going to ruin the family's lives, although his last scene was ...  :o A bit disturbing. And the scene where the main girl gets ridiculed in school after her grandpa.... That was sad. But her going around murdering people -- that had nothing to do with Slit-Mouthed Woman. It wasn't even until the dragged-out, ridiculous revenge-fueled ending that she even looked like the Slit-Mouthed Woman.

So I give Carved 4 stars, but Carved 2 I give just 2 stars -- it stirred up enough emotions to garner an extra star but was otherwise sub-par.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 28, 2013, 11:15:19 PM
The Fall (2006)
This is such a lovely film giving tribute to all the unnamed stuntmen of the black and white movies era.
The connection of the leads can be felt and the story within the story emphasizes the aspects of failing, death and redemption.

Well, the only reason I watched this was for Lee Pace who showed great skill in helping his 6 year old co-star create a script out of thin air.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 08, 2014, 07:33:33 PM
Just watched Frozen last week, I think.

There really is a trend for placing strong female characters in animated stuff nowadays.
I loved Idina Menzel's "Let it go" song.
As for the story, typical Disney fare.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on January 08, 2014, 08:31:11 PM
Just watched Frozen last week, I think.

There really is a trend for placing strong female characters in animated stuff nowadays.
I loved Idina Menzel's "Let it go" song.
As for the story, typical Disney fare.

I almost went to see Frozen at new years but decided not to. The original folktale it's based on looks interesting.

Last movie I watched was The Strangers Gundown (aka "Django the Bastard") a very moody and well done spaghetti western from 1966 where the audience isn't entirely sure if the title character is an avenging ghost, or an avenging ninja cowboy for most of the movie.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: The Puritan on January 08, 2014, 09:57:32 PM
Rewatched Predator, I somehow forgot how awesomely cheesy it is. I love the Yautja.

Get to da choppa! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_OacEq2Sk#)

Also: what did you think of Predators? I loved it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on January 10, 2014, 05:43:25 PM
Also: what did you think of Predators? I loved it.
Obligatory
Austrian Death Machine "Get To The Choppa" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPIO86jTrQQ#)
(Video sucks but the song is good.)

Also, good but can't beat the original.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 11, 2014, 12:36:21 AM
Just watched Gravity.

I feel that it is in the running for the Oscars, but I personally didn't like it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Intersection on January 11, 2014, 10:21:50 AM
And here I am, jumping all too late into the Hobbit bandwagon.

I've just seen The Desolation of Smaug, and it's noticeably better than its predecessor. Gone is the wobbliness of the first title -- this one, while still not as extraordinary as the franchise that inspired it, entertains from start to finish, with no hiccups in between. And as for quality, it is, after all, Peter Jackson entertainment; that certainly goes for something. It's even got me hyped for the trilogy's conclusion (although I still don't think a cliffhanger constitutes a fitting end to a 3-hour long movie).
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: SaibotMK on January 11, 2014, 04:46:24 PM
I just watched the latest Riddick, it was alright, the first two were definitely better.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 12, 2014, 01:52:17 AM
And here I am, jumping all too late into the Hobbit bandwagon.

I've just seen The Desolation of Smaug, and it's noticeably better than its predecessor. Gone is the wobbliness of the first title -- this one, while still not as extraordinary as the franchise that inspired it, entertains from start to finish, with no hiccups in between. And as for quality, it is, after all, Peter Jackson entertainment; that certainly goes for something. It's even got me hyped for the trilogy's conclusion (although I still don't think a cliffhanger constitutes a fitting end to a 3-hour long movie).

Well at least you were able to jump in. Hehehe.

The cliffhanger is expected since the hobbit book chapters 6-12 that corresponds to the middle movie (minus all the other additives they got from the LoTR appendices, and a few subtle jabs at the Silmarillion) end that way.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: X on January 25, 2014, 07:04:19 PM
Finally knuckled down and sat through Man of Steel. Not nearly as bad as I though it would be, I was actually pleasantly surprised. Superman's outfit while interesting was still too dark in my opinion. But as good as i though the movie was it still can never replace the original superman movies. I'm old school that way.

The other film I saw was Godzilla: Final War. Definitely deserving of that title. I've only ever saw one flick out of the entire franchise and that was Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah (or Monster Zero as it was called here) so it was interesting to see Godzilla go through almost the entire roster of baddies that he had previously fought. I got a kick out of him beating down the American version of Godzilla, lol. No contest there apparently. The battle against the giant spider (Kumonga) was short and I'm still wondering what happened to it after Godzilla threw it out of sight. I really liked the final battle against the meteor creature, and it got even more interesting when that thing grew two more heads and I was like "F@#k that's King Ghidorah 2.0!!". Good flick for those who love Godzilla  ;)
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: GuyStarwind on January 25, 2014, 08:16:32 PM
I saw I, Frankenstein last night... boy it was dumb
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Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 25, 2014, 10:01:37 PM
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.
I watched it again. It still looks great even after a long time.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on March 21, 2014, 05:16:43 AM
Wolf on Wall Street.

By far Leo's best work.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Viskod on March 24, 2014, 10:15:30 AM
Rented Frozen off of On Demand to see what all the fuss was about. I don't understand the love for the music. Outside of that song I found the rest of them to be rather awful.

The movie itself was alright, I liked Tangled better though.

I also thought about renting Saving Mr. Banks, but fortunately the trailer was so damn long and showed so much that after seeing it there was no longer a need to rent the movie at all.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on March 29, 2014, 10:53:43 PM
Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1

Shit sucks, almost as unfunny as Chillerama. Lloyd needs to quit writing/directing movies, he's lost his touch. This honestly didn't even feel like a Troma movie; Troma lives in other filmmakers and movies (namely Astron-6's Father's Day).
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on March 29, 2014, 11:27:12 PM
Catched up on my backlog of movies.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, please just read the book. But still for those who haven't read that book, this is better than the first movie. But still, the book is better with all the comedic parts whereas the movie tried to be too serious.

Furious 6, I can't wait for the 7th installment next year. I'm still sad that Paul Walker is no longer with us...
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: ganonfloyd on March 31, 2014, 09:10:04 AM
The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was pretty sweet. Utilized Willem Dafoe very well.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 17, 2014, 05:05:34 AM
Godzilla (2014)
I went in expecting monster vs monster mayhem and I got human drama.
It seems that the ones who made the movie were skimping on the CGI shots.
And finally, why is Godzilla fat?
Pacific Rim is better than this in my opinion.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TatteredSeraph on May 17, 2014, 09:08:34 AM
I finally saw Frozen as well earlier in the week.  There were a couple of songs which were good, but Olaf the snowman was painfully annoying, aside for the creepy humour bits such as his reaction to getting impaled, or ignoring that he'd melt in the sun.  It wasn't the worst Disney film I've seen, but it's no Beauty and the Beast.  Aside for the refreshing twist, I didn't see quite why everyone's raved so much about it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 17, 2014, 10:28:27 PM
I finally saw Frozen as well earlier in the week.  There were a couple of songs which were good, but Olaf the snowman was painfully annoying, aside for the creepy humour bits such as his reaction to getting impaled, or ignoring that he'd melt in the sun.  It wasn't the worst Disney film I've seen, but it's no Beauty and the Beast.  Aside for the refreshing twist, I didn't see quite why everyone's raved so much about it.

I also didn't like Frozen. But I do understand why people were raving about it. It's the songs, they bury themselves in your head and with the current generation as karaoke lovers, you got a great combination for generating hype.

Beauty and the Beast will always be up there.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on May 18, 2014, 02:05:01 AM
me and the gf watched godzilla today! We both really liked it. I thought it was really awesome and that they did a good job
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on May 18, 2014, 06:57:42 AM
Godzilla (2014)
I went in expecting monster vs monster mayhem and I got human drama.
It seems that the ones who made the movie were skimping on the CGI shots.
And finally, why is Godzilla fat?
Pacific Rim is better than this in my opinion.

Well, to be fair, a lot of the original series Godzilla movies were like that to, most of them actually. Because it's cheaper, easier and faster to make the B-plot with humans into the A-plot and have 15 minutes of monster footage in an hour and a half+ movie. Which was important back then because once it was clear Godzilla could be sold to kid's matinees they were basically produced on an assembly line in the 60s and 70s.

For example- I don't know if it's true but I've always heard that possibly the worst movie in the series, known as "Godzilla's Revenge" in the west, is a result of Toho advertising the movie before they had a script. Then when a key figure in the production died they panicked and made the movie into a clip show of footage from previous Godzilla movies. With the framing device of a young boy hallucinating these clips (and imagining he's talking to Minilla) as he gathers the courage to fight bandits or something. I've got it in a Godzilla box set but never opened it, saw it in the 90s and man it was awful.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: KaZudra on May 18, 2014, 02:38:16 PM
Godzilla's revenge was... bad in almost every way.
The Showa era was serious, but aimed towards kids. Campy Godzilla, but movies are very hit or miss with the later movies
The Heisei Era was my favorite, the movies were in  a more serious tone and better written, plus the had the balls to kill Godzilla as a hero.
The millenium era was strange, the effects were vastly improved but the plots were golden age comics levels of off the wall, Final Wars is perfect to set the tone.

I expect Godzilla 2014 to be similar to Godzilla 1984 (The return of Godzilla), as long as the human parts aren't terrible, I'm game.


Also, why did the trailers and Advertisements of Robocop 2014 make the movie suck? I watched it and I really like the new Robocop, not as a replacement, but as it's own thing. IMO Dredd and Robocop are 2 of the best recent remakes we've gotten
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Inccubus on May 18, 2014, 08:52:10 PM
Godzilla and it was freaking awesome!
It was everything I would have wanted for a new revision of the franchise except for one tiny little thing... they should have had a remix of the original theme song during the credits.
Otherwise I loved it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Mooning Freddy on May 18, 2014, 10:39:34 PM
Quote
they should have had a remix of the original theme song during the credits.

This one, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxuodY-c0yU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxuodY-c0yU#)

P. Diddy. Ruining Led Zeppelin riffs since 1998.
Uh-huh, yeah!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 18, 2014, 10:41:53 PM
Well, to be fair, a lot of the original series Godzilla movies were like that to, most of them actually. Because it's cheaper, easier and faster to make the B-plot with humans into the A-plot and have 15 minutes of monster footage in an hour and a half+ movie. Which was important back then because once it was clear Godzilla could be sold to kid's matinees they were basically produced on an assembly line in the 60s and 70s.

I have no problems if this was a movie from the 60s or 70s and I loved the originals simply because it was difficult to create special effects during those days, but for a movie of this day and age, they should have ramped up the action. Or maybe I entered the theater with too much expectations. Oh well, that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on May 19, 2014, 07:07:01 AM
I have no problems if this was a movie from the 60s or 70s and I loved the originals simply because it was difficult to create special effects during those days, but for a movie of this day and age, they should have ramped up the action. Or maybe I entered the theater with too much expectations. Oh well, that's just my opinion.

Nah I agree. The whole point of making a modern remake is to improve on the areas that let down in the original, and if this movie didn't do that then it's definitely a flaw. I was just pointing out how a lot of people assume the original movies were nonstop monster footage when that usually wasn't the case.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TatteredSeraph on May 19, 2014, 09:09:10 AM
Not quite a movie, but I've just watched a video of a German production of "Tanz der Vampire", whcih is based on Roman Polanski's movie, which is known as "The Fearless Vampire Killers".  It was even directed by him as well.  It's very campy, and very fun, with excellent music, costumes, and comedy.  I loved it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 29, 2014, 04:41:58 AM
Lemme see... This past month I...

Watched a bunch of animated movies:
The Lego Movie --> YES!!! Everything is Awesome!, I can't wait for the sequel.
Rio2 --> This is fun. Kristin Chenoweth, whooo~!

Then an old one:
Cellular --> I remembered seeing that Nokia phone.

Then another backlog, Star Trek Into The Darkness. Why was I happy to see a Nimoy cameo...?
Will watch Planes later. Hehehe.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Inccubus on June 29, 2014, 06:22:07 PM
Just watched Transformers 4. It wasn't quite as horrible as I thought, however it will remain irredeemable as long as it's sitting on top of the 3 garbage films that came before it. Oh and cannot stand the lazy-ass BS transformations of the human made robots. They don't even really "transform" so much as just kinda change.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Super Waffle on July 10, 2014, 05:36:47 PM
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I watched a movie recently.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Anglachel on July 11, 2014, 05:44:09 PM
If any of you guys haven't seen the movie Dog Soldiers, I suggest you do so right away. It's the best werewolf movie I've ever seen.



Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: CastleToastM on July 11, 2014, 06:12:52 PM
Just watched Transformers 4. It wasn't quite as horrible as I thought, however it will remain irredeemable as long as it's sitting on top of the 3 garbage films that came before it.

Yeah, I agree. I really like TF 4, I thought it was amazing, actually, like Bay actually listened to feedback, and improved his movie based on it. I love the personalities and unique looks of the autobots, something the previous movies couldn't figure out how to do right.

But however, it has the previous movies standing behind it, so it's hard to say anything about the series as a whole, since any attempts I make at defending TF 4 is pretty much pointless, as TF 4 isn't a stand alone movie, it's entire plot is completely dependent on TF 3.

But hey, I feel like Bay is improving. To me, it seems like each consecutive Bay TF movie gets better and better. Who knows, when TF 5 comes out, and it will, it might be even better.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on July 13, 2014, 02:54:26 PM
If any of you guys haven't seen the movie Dog Soldiers, I suggest you do so right away. It's the best werewolf movie I've ever seen.

Yeah it's a favorite of mine. Werewolves have always been my favorite monsters and I appreciate the use of practical effects in this film. Which while not the best (I'd say that goes to the original "The Howling") they are close, double impressive considering it was a pretty low budget movie. The acting was also really great. Good thing to re-watch in October.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Anglachel on July 13, 2014, 06:53:31 PM
Yeah it's a favorite of mine. Werewolves have always been my favorite monsters and I appreciate the use of practical effects in this film. Which while not the best (I'd say that goes to the original "The Howling") they are close, double impressive considering it was a pretty low budget movie. The acting was also really great. Good thing to re-watch in October.

It's my favorite movie as well. I watched it on Sci-fi way back in 2002 and I was only 7. I loved the atmosphere, the gloomy, dark, misty forests in the lonely Scottish Highlands (I want to go there sometime, thanks to the movie). Werewolves were awesome, too. Sam is still the hero of the movie to me.  :P
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on July 25, 2014, 05:51:24 AM
Hercules....

I liked it. Go watch it.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: EisaKrieger on July 26, 2014, 11:28:51 PM
Last weekend I watched the Vampire Lovers and the Gorgon.  Now I just watched The Seventh Seal in which that Castlevania Retrospective mentioned Death is portrayed as a character and may have influenced the Castlevania Death.  I quickly realized that a good bit of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a mockery of this movie, making that funnier.  But The Seventh Seal is a really good smartass movie with some great lines itself.

Watched them all on youtube.  The first result for the full Seventh Seal is removed but another without full in the title is still up.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on July 27, 2014, 01:00:35 AM
I just watched Snowpiercer.
It is like a social commentary (I liked this).
The ending gave off the same feeling I got at the end of Gravity.
I liked the beginning parts but the ending seemed meh.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: son_the_vampire on July 30, 2014, 12:52:40 PM
Wes Craven's Deadly Friend.

We need more scary movies like this
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: darkmanx_429 on July 31, 2014, 04:39:04 AM
Wes Craven's Deadly Friend.

We need more scary movies like this

Is that a new movie from Wes Craven?
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Aridale on July 31, 2014, 10:02:49 PM
Is that a new movie from Wes Craven?

Cant tell if serious...

its from 1986
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: EisaKrieger on August 05, 2014, 07:14:52 PM
Watched Lust for a Vampire.  Now just have Twins of Evil to see in the Karnstein trilogy.  And I think Vampire Circus is supposed to be slightly connected to them.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 07, 2014, 02:21:43 AM
Twins of Evil has twin sets of some of the most luscious breasteriors I've ever seen in the movies.



I just watched Phantom of the Paradise last night. I become more a fan of Brian de Palma with each movie of his I see. It's sort of a rock musical, wildly funny, some horror aspects but more of a comedy, and like all the other de Palma movies I've seen, there are homages to Hitchcock at every turn.

Wonderful music by Paul Williams.

This guy who obviously inspired the look of Griffith in Berserk.

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(Not to mention the leather and voice box on his chest that I'm certain inspired the look of Darth Vader.)

And perhaps it's just because I read an article about how de Palma and Dario Argento are two sides of the same coin, and how they both are inspired by Hitchcock but also seem to influence each other in various ways, but I can't shake that the visual design of Suspiria is in ways inspired by this movie (and Mario Bava, of course), and Jessica Harper being in both films makes it more apparent.

Great stuff, can't wait to show it to all my friends.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Gunlord on August 07, 2014, 03:39:04 AM
I recently watched 1408, the film adaptation of King's short story. Scary *_*
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: EisaKrieger on August 08, 2014, 05:48:46 PM
I think that guy who inspired Griffith also inspired the 8-bit NES controller.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: darkmanx_429 on August 14, 2014, 04:02:27 PM
Cant tell if serious...

its from 1986

Of course, everyone on the forum knows that I am a total 80's Horror Buff!

Speaking of which, I just saw a trailer for this!
Phantasm V Ravager Teaser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1wOobOGa4w#ws)

Not by my man Don but, hell it looks to have all the original actors so I can die happy now because the series is finally going to have a proper conclusion!

Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: EisaKrieger on September 09, 2014, 06:07:56 PM
Holy ****!

  I need to catch up the Phantasm series.  Only saw the first two I think.  Damn, how old is the tall man now?  He probably really is an immortal alien or whatever like in the movies and the name Angus Scrimm is just a cover.


In the past I guess couple months I've seen the Karnstein Trilogy, Countess Dracula, The Gorgon, Seventh Seal, and Bride of Frankenstein from 1935.  Also watched my old tape of Shadow of the Vampire from 2000.  All of them are great.  Saw Grave of Vampire from 1972 too.  That one was pretty slow moving most of the time but overall good with some twists.


Reply to Abnormal Freak:
You're weren't kidding.  Very nice!  BTW, did you ever see Young Frankenstein?
Quote
Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in?
Igor: Then you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: (pause, then) Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby... Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: (pause, then) Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: (chuckles, then) Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
(grabs Igor and starts throttling him)

Also if anyone has a seen any silly imitations of the Bride of Frankenstein.  They're hilariously accurate to the 1935 original movie.

Anyway, although I recommend boycotting them and I don't have cable at home, if anyone happens to have Comcast, under free movies Twins of Evil is available On Demand.  The HD version is there but they miscategorized it under Action or Drama or something rather than horror.  Seventh Moon is a great Chinese freaky horror movie available now too.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: GuyStarwind on October 15, 2014, 01:11:13 AM
I've watching a lot of spaghetti westerns. Watched Django(1966 version) and Sabata today.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: EisaKrieger on October 15, 2014, 05:33:20 PM
Sukiyaki Western Django is an interesting movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0906665/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0906665/?ref_=nv_sr_1)

Saw a couple more good Hammer Horror movies: Frankenstein Created Woman and Dracula: Prince of Darkness (both in a 3 movie HH collection).

Also the Vampire's Niece is a good movie (part of a 9 movie Horrorlicious collection).
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: aalluuccaarrdd on October 16, 2014, 09:31:11 AM
Watched Vampire Hunter D last night. So like Castlevania it's not even funny. At the end they even have Dracula's castle sinking into the earth while heroes look on from a distance.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on October 16, 2014, 02:27:44 PM
Watched Vampire Hunter D last night. So like Castlevania it's not even funny. At the end they even have Dracula's castle sinking into the earth while heroes look on from a distance.

Yeah it's a pretty obvious influence. I and a lot of other people suspect that the whip, which Doris inherited from her werewolf hunter father, as well as the sinking Castle are direct inspirations.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: darkmanx_429 on October 16, 2014, 03:22:41 PM
I watched the new Godzilla finally on DVD last night! What an awesome movie!

Funny how they finally got it right after what seemed like a billion remakes. It reminded me of the old Japanese Godzilla movies back in the day!

Can't wait for the sequels and the return of some of the classic Godzilla monsters!
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on October 18, 2014, 04:43:32 AM
As I mentioned in the Halloween thread I've been watching a lot of movies lately. I watched Ginger Snaps, which was good even if I wasn't in the mood for it. I also for some reason watched the entire Puppet Master series of movies (sans Syfy original "Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys") aaaaand...

1-5 are bad but fun movies with lots enjoyable special effects and cheesy stories. Especially 3, which is a Nazi revenge film. After 5 ended Paramount and Full Moon Pictures split, which means that New Moon's Movies took a budget nosedive, and indeed the Puppet Master series was on a four year hiatus during which time the original prop Puppets appear to have been stolen or sold. So Puppet Master 6-10 (all the unnumbered sequels in the series) are all terrible, talky and lame films with little murdering Puppet action and incredibly amateurish special effects, so just avoid them.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: JR on October 20, 2014, 01:26:41 AM
Just watched Bad Grandpa. Man, that's the hardest I've ever laughed for a long, long time. It's one of those movies that I wouldn't have bothered to watch if it wasn't on netflix.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Ratty on October 21, 2014, 05:25:04 AM
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat - How's that for a clunky title? This comedy western suffers from a severe lack of Bruce Campbell as the charmingly bumbling Van Helsing descendant. He's the best thing in it so of course it's basically a glorified cameo. The bland family who are supposed to be the main characters are uninteresting, and as usual the children's acting is cringe worthy, but David Carradine did well as the leader of the "good" vampires. Makes me wonder how much he must have thought about his father in another vampire western, "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula" when making this.

Warrior Queen - This movie does not include a warrior queen. Like so many 1980s straight-to-video sword and sandal and/or sword and sorcery flicks the best part was the Boris Vallejo cover artwork (http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/90/de/ad/90dead7f831ff5a35352ae345592df82.jpg). Inspired by the likes of Caligula, but on probably 1/1000th the budget, it's mostly just an excuse to provide nudity and violence.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: EisaKrieger on October 31, 2014, 06:11:02 PM
Last Saturday was awesome.  Saw Nosferatu 3D with a soundtrack provided by a live band.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: GuyStarwind on November 16, 2014, 10:11:21 PM
Just watched Maleficent.. It was shiiiiiiit
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TatteredSeraph on November 21, 2014, 01:55:29 PM
Dario Argento's Dracula.  It's beyond terrible, so much so that only a few bits are funny.  The dvd box art also is so clearly ripping from Dracula Untold, with Drac in armour and a billowing cloak turning into bats.  He never wears armour in the film.  The acting is dreadful.  Drac is also played by teh guy who was Van Helsing in NBC's Dracula.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Abnormal Freak on November 22, 2014, 04:27:27 AM
Argento's Dracula is deliciously dreadful. Kretschmann and Hauer are normally great actors but they're embarrassingly bad here along with everything else. Dracula transforming into a gigantic CGI mantis, though? Brilliant.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: TatteredSeraph on November 22, 2014, 04:53:58 AM
Agreed.  I was just thinking, 'What's up with you guys?!'  I had hopes of hilarity when Jonathan got bitten, but it was such a pathetic end.  My favourite bit was the scene with the meeting about how to deal with him, only for Drac to turn up.  I was not surprised that Asia Argento was in a significant role.  Nice however, that they did actually film it in Romania.  I was a bit disappointed however in how it wasn't as good as his version of Phantom of the Opera, which had me on the floor in stitches.  Horror films are my comedy.
Title: Re: Movies recently watched
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on December 20, 2014, 01:54:39 AM
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.
This is the best one of the three Hobbit movies for me. And it serves as a nice transition to LOTR.
I wished there was more to Thranduil's wife back story than the few snippets mentioned on film.
Heck, I prefer more fabulous Thranduil than ninja Legolas.
I wished there was more Beorn rather than the blink or you'll miss it moment.
Galadriel and Saruman were awesome!
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Abnormal Freak on August 15, 2015, 01:15:52 PM
Resurrecting this beast; starting a new thread seemed pointless.

Tonight I'll be seeing Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door subtitled on a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) presentation with uncompressed visuals and sound (or much less compressed than a Blu-ray, at any rate). The US Blu-ray only has 2.0 LPCM audio but the film was originally mixed theatrically for 5.1, so it'll be cool to have that booming surround sound in the theater. Such a cool movie, only wish my girl didn't work in the morning and could join my friends and I.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on November 08, 2015, 01:23:20 AM
Resurrecting this again.

I just watched Spectre! The plot is great.
Daniel Craig looks so old though... They really need to find a younger Bond.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Ratty on November 09, 2015, 04:31:35 AM
Resurrecting this again.

I just watched Spectre! The plot is great.
Daniel Craig looks so old though... They really need to find a younger Bond.

Glad you enjoyed it :)
Yeah won't be surprised if we see a new Bond soon. Craig has been complaining about the part for years and I saw headlines about how he's declared he'll only do another one for the money.

It's kind of curious that Britain has two series, James Bond & Dr. Who, that have been running almost continually (only one notably long break each) since the 1960s. With the main character occasionally recast so that different generations have "Their Doctor" and "Their Bond". There's even been an old Bond who reprised the role after leaving (Connery in "Never Say Never Again") as many former Doctors have (in guest spots/specials/radio plays) so that's another similarity.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: darkmanx_429 on November 09, 2015, 05:33:39 PM
I still would rather see Idris Elba as the next Bond. Screw politics...

Also if Marvel does recast Blade (Let's hope they keep Wesley, he would be my first choice...or Spawn for that matter.)
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on November 10, 2015, 01:48:11 AM
I still would rather see Idris Elba as the next Bond. Screw politics...

Also if Marvel does recast Blade (Let's hope they keep Wesley, he would be my first choice...or Spawn for that matter.)

Amen. Idris Elba is such an amazing actor.
Sigh... but politics will prevail.... :(
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Flame on October 07, 2016, 06:07:33 AM
RISE FROM YOUR GRAAAAAVE!

anyone excited for John Wick 2?

Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on October 08, 2016, 10:59:01 PM
So I watched Kingsglaive recently. I don't know if I am an outlier but I liked it.
And Sean Bean still lives up to his movie death toll, even if it's animated. hahaha.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: X on November 09, 2016, 06:26:48 PM
I'm currently watch an old 1970's series called Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Awesome series and I've only seen up to episode 3 so far. Kolchak is the precursor to the X-Files as it also deals with the unexplained and supernatural. However I'm finding this series to be much, much more enjoyable then the X-files. By far. The show has some good humour injected into it which the X-files lacks, and you just want to watch more of it. Later tonight I'll delve into another few episodes.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 15, 2017, 03:12:02 AM
This thread shall rise again!

Watched Fast and the Furious 8 today.
WHOOOOO~~~!!!! I came out of the theater really happy. :)
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: zangetsu468 on April 15, 2017, 09:57:15 PM

Watched Fast and the Furious 8 today.

8 Fast 8 Furious?

Edit: Should've been "F8 of the Furious"
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 15, 2017, 10:19:38 PM
8 Fast 8 Furious?

Edit: Should've been "F8 of the Furious"

Yeah. that one.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Mooning Freddy on April 16, 2017, 03:04:11 PM
Watched "Tetsuo: The Iron Man". A surrealist Japanese horror movie.
Much more weird than plain scary, it can definitely be compared to Lynch's Eraserhead.
Only that in Tsukamoto's film, the surreal artistic nature of the film is definitely a parody of the fear of industrial excess.
Also, I noticed that the classic "man transform into *some fucked-up thing*" story the transformation process seems to be the scariest part.
When it is complete, it's no longer scary. I wonder why this is the case. I guess it's got something to do with a "it can't get any worse than this" element?
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: TatteredSeraph on May 01, 2017, 03:00:22 PM
I've finally gotten round to watching the Assassin's Creed movie.  It's more style heavily outweighing the substance, and is very pretty and looks right, but lacks much in terms of the story, with a ridiculous amount of credits runtime in comparison to the film's length.  I'd have liked more stuff about Aguilar and Maria.  There were some nice easter eggs though throughout. 
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: zangetsu468 on May 05, 2017, 07:34:41 PM
Yeah. that one.
My partner and I were tempted to see that or Beauty and the Beast when we had a week off, but we couldn't decide. Then I went home and did our own thing and I played Zelda ;P
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Mooning Freddy on May 06, 2017, 01:46:19 AM
Watched Kevin Smith's classic "Chasing Amy". Now that I'm old enough to be able to appreciate it, I must say it's possibly Smith's most mature and interesting movie. When you're used to the silliness of his other movies, a romance movie seems a bit misplaced; but in fact, the film is more relevant than ever. Unlike Smith's rather simplistic themes, Chasing Amy explores complex themes of sexuality, identity and love. It's not your standard French romance comedy. It's realistic, and the characters are colorful.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: X on June 03, 2017, 11:47:28 PM
The Thing. Jesus H Christ, that movie was a little too intense for me. I really, REALLY, felt sorry for the dogs. Especially the dog that was the first victim. Getting sprayed by the creature then consumed. An old film from the early 80's but still a brutal one at that. Poor dogs  :'(
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Abnormal Freak on June 04, 2017, 11:14:37 AM
The Thing remains my favorite horror film. I love how Morricone composed the music, but it was under the guidance/suggestion of Carpenter, so it basically sounds like a Carpenter score (since he wasn't allowed by the producers to compose it, for some odd reason, because his role was "director" and nothing more).


Last night, I watched Final Exam for the first time. I really enjoy cheeseball '80s slashers, but this one was a little too dull for my tastes. When watching a slasher, you expect two things: kills and boobs. Aside from a quick double-kill at the very beginning, you don't see anything else exploitative until the one-hour mark. Things kinda pick up there for the final half-hour, but it's not enough to make it good. The movie spent a lot of time on character drama and humor, but aside from one character (Radish), the characters are extremely one-dimensional, even less so than numerous vapid characters in other slashers who are mostly there to show skin and die.

But earlier in the evening, I rewatched The Burning, and that's a mostly stellar slasher aside from the somewhat plodding last act.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: Flame on June 04, 2017, 12:30:47 PM
The Thing. Jesus H Christ, that movie was a little too intense for me. I really, REALLY, felt sorry for the dogs. Especially the dog that was the first victim. Getting sprayed by the creature then consumed. An old film from the early 80's but still a brutal one at that. Poor dogs  :'(
The thing ( especially compared to it's remake), is the #1 prime example of why practical effects will always top CGI.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: darkmanx_429 on June 04, 2017, 01:19:31 PM
Wonder Woman was awesome.
Title: Re: MOVIES
Post by: redrum on June 07, 2017, 02:51:36 PM
i saw logan, it was pretty good.  my girlfriend gets wayyy too emotional at movies.
seems like marvel made it just to sandbag the fuck out of any future x-men movie made by fox, though.