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MARCH 2018 MOVIE DISCUSSION THREAD

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You mean a species of hellspawn not occuring naturally and instead being engineered by a psychotic Andriod with a God Complex built by someone to find God and acheive immortality doesn't do it for you?

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Paddington 2 was shockingly fantastic. It's hard to describe just how great a general audience movie it is... like it's the ideal Disney family movie. It's like sunshine and wholesome goodness and fun and optimistic as fuck!

Hugh Grant totally steals every scene he is in and was clearly loving it. Sally Hawkins' hobby being long distance swimming is as a wink-nudgey as it gets.

The first movie had it's heart in the right place but the execution was awkward. Totally agree with Sublime that this sequel is vastly better so much so that the first isn't required to watch. And, yes, totally deserving of the 100% RT.

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On 3/6/2018 at 11:54 AM, Raziel said:

Fassbender is far and away the best thing about the movies.  But yeah, a lot of these movies are "Supposedly smart people doing astronomically dumb shit" to advance the plot.  I think Elba's character in Prometheus was the only guy that did shit right, and that ultimately failed because Shaw fucked up later.

 

 

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The airborne thing might've been a callback to one of the several early Alien 3 script idea.  But ultimately didn't mean a damn thing, because David evolved them into the facehugger eggs to get to the real early Xeno's anyway. 

 

 

If I remember correctly, he went ahead and fucked Charlize Theron while all the other dumbshits were down on "Not LV-426" getting their shit wrecked?  Yeah, smartest guy in the movie.

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4 hours ago, Technico Support said:

If I remember correctly, he went ahead and fucked Charlize Theron while all the other dumbshits were down on "Not LV-426" getting their shit wrecked?  Yeah, smartest guy in the movie.

Well I was more refering to him deciding that no matter what that Engineer ship could not leave the planet so he did the only thing he could and flew Prometheus into it, but yeah, nailing Charlize Theron while everyone else was being dumb was also smart.

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Game Night was really awesome. It's been awhile since I laughed through a movie like that.

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Considering what a voracious film viewer and all-around nerd I am, I find it astonishing that I haven’t seen any Hammer Horror films or watched a single Godzilla movie.

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Control, all I got to say is, you got some catching up to do. Get to it, and have fun watching! 

Went out to see Annihilation with my friends today and however well made it was, it was enormously depressing. There are several theories about the film but I will stand at that it is a parable for 

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addiction. Cancer and marriage have also been floated but you can really read into it what you want, which might say a lot about you as a person and what you've been through. 

In any case, it's really good. I also finally got through the remake of It and goddamn, it's long. Despite that it's great too -- even the CGI, which I would regularly despise. I'll go so far as to say it's better than the miniseries, if they nail the follow-up. Take in mind this is coming from someone who never finished the book in high school and never came back to it though. 

Boy, that's a lot of Its

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On ‎3‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 10:41 AM, Control said:

Considering what a voracious film viewer and all-around nerd I am, I find it astonishing that I haven’t seen any Hammer Horror films or watched a single Godzilla movie.

I feel that you have dissed my glowing Movie Feast reviews of Vampire Circus and The Vampire Lovers.  My review of Twins of Evil did not survive the Hard Drive Crash of 2006.

I personally find it astonishing that I have yet to see the middle film of the official Karnstein Trilogy, Lust For A Vampire.

I don't know if we can continue to be friends if you don't catch up on your kaiju watching.

 

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Finally got around to watching the new Ghostbusters this weekend and thought it was pretty alright.  I enjoyed the performances, especially the leads, but they were let down by a mediocre script.  They went way too dumb with Chris Hemsworth's character, and it bugged me that there was a human antagonist instead of just, you know, ghosts.  It also had a really fun "Oh hey it's that guy" supporting cast (Ed Begley Jr! Nate Corddry! Zach Woods!).

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1 hour ago, J.T. said:

I personally find it astonishing that I have yet to see any film of the official Karnstein Trilogy

Fixed that for myself. Goddammit...

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6 minutes ago, Curt McGirt said:

Fixed that for myself. Goddammit...

Vampire Circus / Lust For A Vampire / Twins of Evil.

Xfinity Streampix seems to have Hammer vampire films available on demand at an alarming rate.  Twins of Evil and The Vampire Lovers has been in their Horror queue since last summer.

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You might also be able to find Hammer stuff on the TCM app. 

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8 hours ago, J.T. said:

I feel that you have dissed my glowing Movie Feast reviews of Vampire Circus and The Vampire Lovers.  My review of Twins of Evil did not survive the Hard Drive Crash of 2006.

I personally find it astonishing that I have yet to see the middle film of the official Karnstein Trilogy, Lust For A Vampire.

I don't know if we can continue to be friends if you don't catch up on your kaiju watching.

 

I disappoint myself most of all

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Unfortunately I'd probably have to buy the movies to watch 'em; no streaming services over here. Is there a package deal on the trilogy floating around out there?

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14 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

Is there a package deal on the trilogy floating around out there?

I've seen each individual movie available on DVD and available for purchase on various sites such as Amazon, but TMK there has been no official Hammer box set of the trilogy offered up for sale.

Perhaps we should send a strongly worded e-mail to Criterion?

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1 hour ago, odessasteps said:

Another generation will get to experience Galaxy of Terror.  I don't know whether to be excited or feel sorry for them.

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6 hours ago, odessasteps said:

 

Corman Marathon on Twitch when?  I'll take the day off for that. 

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YEAHHHHHHHH!!! Now I can get Death Race 2000, Carnosaur and Humanoids from the Deep with mega extras! 

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Really fell down a rabbit hole here. Allow me to introduce Robert Bronzi.

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Robert seems to be an affable man with an impenetrably thick accent of indeterminate origin who also happens to look hauntingly similar to Charles Bronson. 

Up until recently this has led to some look-alike gigs for Robert, but how much demand is there for a Charles Bronson at celebrity tribute shows? 

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But this past year some low budget film makers with an entrepreneurial carny spirit have discovered Robert. In 2017 he starred in his first movie, From Hell to the Wild West, which, you guessed it, is cowboy Charles Bronson archetype versus Jack the Ripper.

Certainly a fun concept, but this is a softcore porn level production. In fact, a Caligula-style cut of added sex scenes wouldn't look out of place at all and would pad out the runtime to feature length. Robert's character barely speaks and is dubbed as to not break the illusion.

Up next this year is Death Kiss, which appears to be the unlicensed Death Wish sequel co-starring a Baldwin I never knew I wanted. No, I won't look up which Baldwin. 

It's a big step up production wise from the first film and even if it's still cheap trash, it's curiously well made cheap trash with a hook. Anyway, I kind of like this guy and I'm charmed by the Bowfingeresque nonsense that these film makers are getting up to. I'd definitely check Death Kiss out before I'll watch that Eli Roth remake. 

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I'm not gonna lie, I'm probably going to track down that "From Hell to the Wild West" movie.

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27 minutes ago, Raziel said:

I'm not gonna lie, I'm probably going to track down that "From Hell to the Wild West" movie.

Same here. The concept is sound, at least. :)

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I am watching AN ACTOR’S REVENGE and it is one bonkers, melodrama of a film 

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Although, what I now want is a Gunsmoke TV movie from the 70’s where Jack the Ripper is after Miss Kitty.

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2 hours ago, Raziel said:

I'm not gonna lie, I'm probably going to track down that "From Hell to the Wild West" movie.

It's on YouTube in full. It's pretty poor quality with Arabic subtitles, but it'll give you an idea of what you're in for. 

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