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Matinee:

 

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It's partially good. But something is missing in it that I can never put my finger on. 

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Matinee:

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One of my favs. Meg Tilly calmly asking her husband "Go 'where'?" chills to the bone.
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Late Show Double Feature:

 

(When I Get Back In)

 

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You're Next means you're the next sucker to endure that torture of a film. 

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Belated Bob Mitchum Birthday Tribute Screening!

 

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Yeah, You're Next was pretty terrible. I applaud it for trying to do something a little different by having a badass main character instead of a helpless idiot, but it's still poorly-acted as shit, and the plot is lame.

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YOU"RE NEXT is the great post-SCREAM 2 Slasher. Adam Wingard is one of the Genre directors to celebrate.

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Matinee:

 

 

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One of my all-time favorites. I've watched the Criterion blu maybe 4 or 5 times already.
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Late Nite:

 

 
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One of my all-time favorites. I've watched the Criterion blu maybe 4 or 5 times already.

 

Just got that blu myself. Counting VHS and my old DVD, I've probably seen Repo Man as many times as I've seen Star Wars.

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Yeah, You're Next was pretty terrible. I applaud it for trying to do something a little different by having a badass main character instead of a helpless idiot, but it's still poorly-acted as shit, and the plot is lame.


By the third act is becomes tirelessly repetitious and that bad acting is one for the books.

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YOU'RE NEXT was lots of fun!

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YOU'RE NEXT was lots of fun!

 

Proof that it's terrible!

 

Just kidding, Nooj.

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Today marks the 35th anniversary of this. May as well put it on.

 

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YOU'RE NEXT was lots of fun!

I'm with nooj. I liked You're Next.

To any newcomers to the site, most of my posts are this substantive.

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By the third act is becomes tirelessly repetitious and that bad acting is one for the books.

 

I think you need to understand ya don't judge performances in a B movie the same way as those in traditional films.  Sometimes a rough/ raw (unpolished) performance is what's called for. This rawness often heightens mood.  There's a separation from studio affair comfort zone; an undercurrent of anything goes. You could call it grindhouse reality.

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Tonite!

 

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Easily my favorite Hoffman.
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I think you need to understand ya don't judge performances in a B movie the same way as those in traditional films.  Sometimes a rough/ raw (unpolished) performance is what's called for. This rawness often heightens mood.  There's a separation from studio affair comfort zone; an undercurrent of anything goes. You could call it grindhouse reality.

That's how I felt about the kid in Gran Torino!

His rough acting made it feel real to me!
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I have this on, now.

 

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Late Show:

 

(When I Get Back In)

 

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Picking up the action and going to a tried and true source.

 

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Evening double feature. Yeah, I'm gonna do this one.

 

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I have this on, now.

 

 

Sandra Oh steals it.

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Love Fright Night and the remake as well. The rescue of the prisoner from Ferrels home and her being brought into sunlight.. Also him calling Antons character "Guy".. Total douche.

How does the original Fright Night II even compare to the first one? Any good?
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The orignal sequel is worthy and very underrated. It may not have the originality of the first, but the style and spirit are high. It feels great to revisit Charlie and Vincent for another adventure. It's just good to watch them bicker again! There are some nice monster surprises, as well. If you dug the orignal and remake, you shouldn't have a problem with that one, either.
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The Bourne Ultimatum

Just rewatched the first two last night and this morning. Haven't seen these since the theater. I think that play better at home. Theater up the street still has the new one. Figured I'd brush up on the other four (three?) and then go catch a matinee tomorrow..
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Love Fright Night and the remake as well. The rescue of the prisoner from Ferrels home and her being brought into sunlight.. Also him calling Antons character "Guy".. Total douche.

How does the original Fright Night II even compare to the first one? Any good?

 

What Raynis says about Fright Night II also: its a great example of a sequel "going bigger" by introducing more characters and WORKING.  Some great effects and performances by character actors you'll recognize.  Also, if you can find it, please let me know where because its been out of print for I don't know how long now. 

 

 

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The orignal sequel is worthy and very underrated. It may not have the originality of the first, but the style and spirit are high. It feels great to revisit Charlie and Vincent for another adventure. It's just good to watch them bicker again! There are some nice monster surprises, as well. If you dug the orignal and remake, you shouldn't have a problem with that one, either.

 

I've been wanting to do a Fright Night and Fright Night II double feature for like, FOREVER. I dig that sequel something fierce. 

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The only thing I remember about Fright NIght II is that there was a scene in a bowling alley.

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This was filmed in Houston and my cousin was working at a house in the adjacent lot from a house Sam Elliot was filming scenes. Said he could see him through the kitchen window all day long.

But it takes PLACE (well...mostly anyway) right up the road from where I USED to live in a town called Tyler...home of Dooley Wilson lol (Sam...as in "Play it again, Sam.") from Casablanca. Tyler's part of my old stomping grounds and I've heard many a story about the PD scandal that Rush is based on..
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FINALLY watching this. 

 

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Moving into late night....

 

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How I would love to see a 1983 set Nice Guys sequel called The Vice Guys.. Busting a CANADIAN cocaine drug operation while searching for some Atari hardware that has Pro Russian Star Wars military launch codes, or something equally ridiculous.
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Re-watched WEIRD SCIENCE one more time before returning it to Video Store. Here's one of my favorite write ups on it, that wrestles with it in same way I'm finding myself doing:

 

Summer of ‘85 Weird Science

 

http://www.slantmagazine.com/house/article/summer-of-85-weird-science-the-pacification-of-the-raging-nerd

 

"I would like to say revisiting Weird Science has been a sweet homecoming, but what I once hailed as the best movie in the history of the world (I was 13) is an uncomfortable thing that doesn't rank with its creator's best. Hughes' other films have a clipped austerity that allows resentment and vulgarity to bubble from underneath: this is his one maximalist rip-snorter, the closest he ever came to Animal House territory, and the rambunctious tone never quite gibes with his otherwise cool sensibility. Whereas other films were a never-repeated match of boy and girl angst, the foreground of this is all boy and it's bitter, unrestrained, and ugly in ways that now make me wince. It's not that I disagree with the film's dissection of male acting-out, just that it's hard to watch from the vantage point of now. We boys like to forget how aggressive we could be in even our most introspective moments, but this film rips the lid off of our tendency to embarrass ourselves and intimidate others without any sense or consideration of others. Hughes was not the man to handle this delicately. He seems frightened and unsure of what to do with this material, and from the vantage point of now his discomfort only intensified mine."

 

"LeBrock, who had previously starred in The Woman in Red as Gene Wilder's own pointless fantasy girl, is a triumph: I can't think of another actor, especially one stuck in male-wish-fulfillment roles, who could have played it with such serene confidence. This is one of the few overtly-sexualized pop characters who is not on the bottom rung of the movie, and it's in large part due to LeBrock's restraint and compassion. She needs all of it, as Lisa's mission makes her the calm eye of a storm of male hostility unprecedented in the Hughes oeuvre."

 

"One sees the social conscience that Hughes wanted to have while never being able to commit. Chief amongst these is the Kit Kat Club, a black bar where Lisa challenges the boys' suburban assumptions. What has been widely noted as a racist slap in the face (even by me) now registers as fumbled progressiveness, as oblivious Wyatt tries desperately to “relate” to the patrons instead of letting down his white boy terror and just being with them. (Alas, once he does, it's as a stereotype). Hughes was always challenging limits he had never himself surpassed, so it's interesting and frustrating to watch the black characters recur at the climactic party to sexually menace the less benevolent Ian and Max. (When preening over the way they take their hard liquor, the response is “You bend over, and I'll shove it straight up your ass.”) They can only exist as lessons—they mark the prejudices of the white foreground characters without really making a dent."

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Goes well with my morning coffee and oatmeal....

 

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My favorite slasher film. I know it's a contrived choice but it just gets me.
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I wish I hadn't been nearly 20 years old when I saw it. A sick part of me would have liked to have been prone to Freddy nightmares as a kid.
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I've said it before here on CHUD: I grew up with the whole series, loved all of them as a kid, could quote them all.

Then one night when I was about 20 the first just clicked. Even though I knew everything about it. Very thankful.
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This series and Phantasm. Easily favorite horror series. 

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Next up....

 

 

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...so let's see who to be pissed off at...

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...probably the studio execs....
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Tonite!

 

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...so let's see who to be pissed off at...

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...probably the studio execs....

Verdict# 1: The studio execs really need to stop meddling, period.

Verdict# 2: The critics need to relax...or Rotten Tomato will fall.

Verdict# 3: Leto makes a very good Joker.

TL/DR: I was entertained
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As a big fan of the Suicide Squad run in the 80's, I really fucking dug the movie. There's certainly a better film there, but the style and attitude occupy every moment. It's the opposite of BvS.
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No need to flip a coin to make this decision. This is whats on now.

 

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"You married into it..?"
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When he chokes a little there: Hilarious.
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