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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #3825 on: September 09, 2014, 06:24:57 AM »
Got through most the feels episodes of Futurama last night. I shed a manly tear during the ending of Jurassic Bark...because I had something in my eye. :p

Edit: Fudge just realized I posted this in the wrong thread. x_x
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« Reply #3826 on: September 09, 2014, 09:42:53 AM »
Machete Kills: I love the first Machete film. This one...., ehhhh not so much. You know what to expect going into this kind of movie, but this one was still a bit of a let down. Sure, there's a bunch of over the top stuff going on, but the feel is different. Just doesn't seem as natural as the first film. Which makes sense to me. These days, I would think an intentional grindhouse flick would usually work best as a one-off.
It's not unwatchable. It's just, OK. I still enjoyed a bit of it. Especially the cast. You could tell everyone was having a good time making the movie. Mel Gibson probably deserves the biggest nod here. He especially seemed like he was having a blast with it. Thanks to this film, I also have a newfound lust fondness for Amber Heard, especially since I just found out she's cool with playing on both sides of the fence. 

So, the movie is OK for what it is, I guess.

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« Reply #3827 on: September 10, 2014, 08:15:39 AM »
The Conjuring - Yep. One of those "based on a true story" dealies. Honestly, it's not bad. Had some pretty good scares. Especially in the first half of the film. However, like most modern horror flicks, the scares become much less effective about halfway through, once they start personifying/humanizing the evil entities. I don't know why today's horror movie makers can't just let something evil and unknown stay f-in evil and unknown. To me at least, that's the scariest shit:  What you can't see, and what you don't know. Not every horror movie needs to have a deeper meaning. Just scare me from the opening credits to the ending credits. Done deal.

So anyway, it's not bad. Better than a lot of the other scary movies that have come out lately. I do appreciate that most of the scares were old school, in that special effects were used to a minimum. The actors all do a decent job. The kids especially. They genuinely seemed frightened.

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« Reply #3828 on: September 11, 2014, 01:16:40 PM »
A Fish Called Wanda - It's a pretty silly film but I'm a sucker for John Cleese.  Also Kevin Kline's character is pretty great.  Also it totally caused this to happen.

http://crazyfacts.com/ole-bentzen-a-danish-audiologist-died-laughing/

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« Reply #3829 on: September 11, 2014, 10:55:00 PM »
The Birdcage. Always a good time.
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« Reply #3830 on: September 12, 2014, 10:38:32 AM »
The Fisher King - Where has this movie been all of my life? Finally got around to seeing it last night. Absolutely loved it. Very well done. Great story. Great acting. Good job all around. The role of Parry was practically made for Williams. Terry Gilliam films are always deliciously unique, and this one did not disappoint. If you have not seen this yet, you must watch it. 'Nuff said.
I'm only sorry I didn't first see it 23 years ago. ...Although I was 11 then, and probably would have rather watched The Great Mouse Detective, anyway.

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« Reply #3831 on: September 12, 2014, 12:24:55 PM »
I love Terry Gilliam movies - I have no idea why I've never seen Fisher King.  I think I'm scared of it.

Here's a brief interview with Terry Gilliam about working with Robin Williams on that movie, from just after Robin died.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28742837

And here's an article that was likely written just before Robin died, talking about a particularly hard scene.
http://www.vulture.com/2014/08/terry-gilliam-robin-williams-fisher-king-memory.html

And not that I want to turn this from a movie thread into a Robin Williams thread, but I have to mention one more thing.  When hunting down the second article today, I came across a list of tributes to Robin Williams from the day after he died, by other celebs who knew him.  A couple of them mention where they knew him from, but they're all "wow, this is so sad, he was amazing," except for freaking Chevy Chase, who found a way to make it about himself.  "Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression. I never could have expected this ending to his life, and to ours with him. God bless him and God bless us all for his life! I cannot believe this. I am overwhelmed with grief. What a wonderful man/boy and what a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time – comedy! I loved him."  I don't know, maybe I'm being too harsh - Chevy just bugs me.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #3832 on: September 12, 2014, 01:29:47 PM »
Good Morning Vietnam.... I watched that movie a TON when I was a kid. That and Last Emperor. Probably explains my love for Asian women

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« Reply #3833 on: September 12, 2014, 01:53:27 PM »
Good Morning Vietnam.... I watched that movie a TON when I was a kid. That and Last Emperor. Probably explains my love for Asian women

Please tell me you've seen Air America too.  It runs along exactly the same vein as GMV, only it's 100 times campier.

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« Reply #3834 on: September 12, 2014, 02:01:02 PM »
I love Terry Gilliam movies - I have no idea why I've never seen Fisher King.  I think I'm scared of it.

Here's a brief interview with Terry Gilliam about working with Robin Williams on that movie, from just after Robin died.
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28742837

And here's an article that was likely written just before Robin died, talking about a particularly hard scene.
http://www.vulture.com/2014/08/terry-gilliam-robin-williams-fisher-king-memory.html

And not that I want to turn this from a movie thread into a Robin Williams thread, but I have to mention one more thing.  When hunting down the second article today, I came across a list of tributes to Robin Williams from the day after he died, by other celebs who knew him.  A couple of them mention where they knew him from, but they're all "wow, this is so sad, he was amazing," except for freaking Chevy Chase, who found a way to make it about himself.  "Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression. I never could have expected this ending to his life, and to ours with him. God bless him and God bless us all for his life! I cannot believe this. I am overwhelmed with grief. What a wonderful man/boy and what a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time – comedy! I loved him."  I don't know, maybe I'm being too harsh - Chevy just bugs me.

Good articles. Thanks for sharing. Definitley check out Fisher King. It's a movie that I think needs to be seen by pretty much everyone.

To be fair, Chevy hasn't been relevant in almost 20 years. A lot of sheeple people feel the need to inject themselves into important or tragic events. Like when that pretentious douche bag James Franco took a "selfie" (I f-in HATE that term) of himself looking at an airport that was attacked by a shooter, with a look of faux concern.




Probably explains my love for Asian women

This movie/scene may have also had something to do with that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12tce-THLUE


EDIT: Fixed my poor grammar.
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« Reply #3835 on: September 13, 2014, 11:58:49 PM »
To be Takei. Very nice overall.  Bottom line is that it's cool to see someone who is so positive in life despite of all the bullshit. I salute him.
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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #3836 on: September 26, 2014, 02:07:06 PM »
Watched Cabin in the Woods for the first time.

A great movie that's equal parts: disturbing, funny, and just far-the-fuck-out

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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #3837 on: October 06, 2014, 08:58:24 AM »
I've seen tons of movies, of course, but just haven't been writing reviews of them anymore. It's oddly time consuming.
Anyway, I saw NOAH Friday night:

It was actually a decent movie, for a fantasy epic based on a best selling fiction novel.
It really kind of did feel like Lord of the Rings Lite. Especially with The Watchers, which are basically Golems, or rock trolls. Fallen angels in the movie.
It looked pretty great, and Russel was a pretty good hero in Noah.
The animal business was kind of epic.
I had issues with some of the story, but since it's been a LONG time since I was in CCD(churchy school) I don't remember the details.

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« Reply #3838 on: October 06, 2014, 03:56:08 PM »
Lord of War - Meh. It was alright. The story was decent enough to keep my interest, but the movie itself didn't do anything spectacular in any area, IMO. It was interesting to get (sort of) an inside look at gun trade. Not a terrible film by any means.

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Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back
« Reply #3839 on: October 08, 2014, 09:56:21 AM »
Dark Skies - We enjoyed this one. It's about a family who is being "visited" regularly. By what, though...?
It's not so much a horror movie as it is a thriller, but it does use some horror movie tricks. One scene had me jump "higher" than a movie has made me do in years. I appreciated the fact that CGI was minimally used, and that the suspense was built up in a steady and effective way.
Overall, it's a good story that kept us hooked throughout. The movie doesn't really do anything that would be considered truly innovative, but it's all done well, IMO.
The acting is good. I like the fact that there are no real big names in the cast. Many would recognize 'Felicity' actress K. Russell, but she hasn't had enough big time exposure to distract from the character she plays. My man J.K. Simmons is always welcome in any movie.
Honestly, don't want to give too much away. If you're down with scary/thriller flicks, check it out.