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I regret missing out on THE SHALLOWS.

 

Heard good things about her performance in The Age of Adaline as well.

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I kind of really appreciate that while Eastwood might've moved past Dirty Harry and The Man With No Name, he hasn't trotted them out again just for nostalgia value. Spielberg went back to Indiana Jones even though he no longer even wants to depict gun violence, so he gave us a bunch of sanitized CGI bullshit. Eastwood isn't interested in The Expendables or For A New Fistful of Dollars, he's just doing what interests him. I respect that.

 

 

It also says something that the last time Eastwood even did a movie where he had a shootout was in Bloodwork back in 2002. He trotted out a gun in Gran Torino, but just HIM being an INTENSE THREAT to guys that were easily 60 years younger than him was enough that he really didn't need a gun. Because he's Clint Eastwood.

 

 

 

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Blake Lively is AMAZING in THE SHALLOWS. Maybe my favorite performance of the year.

 

 

She's no Tom Hanks in Cast Away, but I'll give her this much, when it was just her on screen, she did well. I've just never been that fond of her as an actress. Her acting was better here though than in some others I've seen her in. Like Savages. If she keeps doing fun stuff like this, she's sure to carve out a niche for herself in horror films.

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I regret missing out on THE SHALLOWS.

 

 

 

Same here. Had I known it was this fun, I'd have seen the movie in the theater.

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Newt Gingrich, who thought London Has Fallen was an Oscar contender, not only has shitty taste in politics but in movies too!

 

 

I bet he loves NCIS.

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I just came back from Dr Strange and thought I'd give you my thoughts.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
We get two.  The first relates to an upcoming Marvel film and features a cameo by an Avenger and the second to a Dr Strange sequel.  

It was ok. Let down by it's inherent Marvelness. Any other franchise would've set up that post credit scene as a huge moment of dramatic weight in the sequel, but I guess they didn't want to upset the children (Read: 40 year old neckbeards).
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Newt Gingrich, who thought London Has Fallen was an Oscar contender, not only has shitty taste in politics but in movies too!




I bet he loves NCIS.

You're telling me with a straight face London Has Fallen is not an Oscar contender?
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Hey, anyone remember this? A big one from my childhood cable daze:

 

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Yep! Probably watched it a couple of dozen times back in the day. Caught up with it again a couple of years back and still had fun with it.
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Warren Oates: Dixie Dynamite

 

That poster is pretty awesome. I will presume the movie isn't as great as a poster but I hope it's still fun. And I do know that McQueen is in it uncredited as a motorcycle rider.

 

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I just came back from Dr Strange and thought I'd give you my thoughts.

 

Interesting. It doesn't come out in the U.S. until next weekend. I have heard mixed reviews so far; I shouldn't be surprised as it's a comic book film.

 

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I kind of really appreciate that while Eastwood might've moved past Dirty Harry and The Man With No Name, he hasn't trotted them out again just for nostalgia value.

 

Ooh, good point.

 

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Including some steak meat 

 

Right now I'm watching another SRS Cinema film. It's called MASSAGE PARLOR OF DEATH.

 

I'm also going to rent and see that extended cut of the Evil Dead remake.

 

I laughed both at you watching a film with such a title and identifying steak as STEAK MEAT. However, you did remind me that the unrated version of the film is out now. I thought the remake was also pretty bad but I'll give that new version a shot.

 

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Newt Gingrich, who thought London Has Fallen was an Oscar contender, not only has shitty taste in politics but in movies too!

 

Amazing.

 

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Hey, anyone remember this? A big one from my childhood cable daze:

 

I saw it once; as it was when I was a kid, I barely remember it. At least it can easily be viewed online.

 

Inspired by Rene, I figured I should watch the original The Evil Dead again as Saturday night will probably be the time I see the remake. The original is still pretty great, thankfully.

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I've already forgotten about Dr Strange.

 

Tilda Swinton is really good as Strange's wise mentor though. Also Scott Adkins (under some makeup) has a long action scene.

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Celebrity Endorsements for Ron Balicki

 

Including The Fat Sensei!

 

 

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"Who protects the protector? US Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) has spent his career keeping American presidents safe. This time, he's the target. If his attackers can take down half of Washington, D.C. with it, all the better. Among those at risk: President Allen Trumbull (Morgan Freeman). Behind it all: a ruthless Russian oligarch who's looking to avenge the death of her son. She'll stop at nothing: a home invasion to take out Banning, Leah and their three-year-old daughter Lynne a murderous chase through the streets of D.C. a bomb blast that incinerates Jekyll Island, the President's summer retreat a run for the President's emergency doomsday bunker, Raven Rock Mountain Complex and ultimately blowing Air Force One (code name: Angel) out of the sky, a first in American history.

There's only one way this will end. If Banning wants to live in peace, he's got no choice but to break all the rules and invade Russia."

http://www.thefilmcatalogue.com/catalog/FilmDetail.php?id=24406

Jesus that last line.
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I'm just waking up. Sitting down in front of the computer with my first cup of coffee and my homepage MSN. com has this blurb headline: "GOLDIE HAWN GONE AT 70". My heart leaps into my throat, and i'm thinking 2016, you motherfucker. I had just watched SUGARLAND EXPRESS last week, and fallen in love again.

 

So I click the article, and the real headline is this:

 

Goldie Hawn Retires! You Will Love the Reason Why

 

In shock, I hadn't paid attention to link. It was from SHAPE magazine.

 

That's some pretty awful clickbait shit.

 

Man, I didn't need a heart attack this morning.

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If you're going to hate on an old movie, you should at least do it right.

 

A Guide to Properly Hating Old Movies

The perfect template for all your #problematic needs.

https://filmschoolrejects.com/a-guide-to-properly-hating-old-movies-bbc53597217c#.ky3yh2ymh

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Lol that's a good article.

 

I watched the Ryan Reynolds movie Self/less. It was pretty good actually, better than I expected. It had a lot of action and pretty well done too. I thought it would be more scifi and twisty but it was pretty straightforward action/chase movie. IMDB lists it as PG-13 but it seemed much more violent than that.

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Watched a few movies last night. As I said, I saw the unrated cut of the Evil Dead remake. It's still a pretty lousy movie with only one really good performance (Lou Taylor Pucci), but I won't discount Jane Levy who put herself through a whole lot in the film, and it shows that she was a real trooper to endure the make up effects and other uncomfortable stuff that happens with her character. It's just a shame that aside from them and the great make up effects, the movie surrounding them is so bad. The plot is lame, the other characters are non-entities, and they try WAY TOO HARD to be edgy and scary. I'm glad they didn't follow through with making a sequel, because honestly what we really did need was Ash himself returning, and the series is infinitely better than the remake.

 

The unrated cut added 6 minutes of footage, and movie-censorship.com has the full breakdown. Some additional gore and character moments, along with a mid-credits scene.

 

After seeing the unrated version of the Evil Dead remake, I decided to watch Dan Curtis' Dracula. With JACK PALANCE as Dracula. That certainly made for an interesting film. I liked the changes they did with the story and some of the characters. It was a different take on the Bram Stoker novel, and that I liked.

 

Then I started watching The Fearless Vampire Killers with Roman Polanski. I saw about an hour of it before I went to bed. I completely understand why MGM had such a hard time marketing the film. It's all over the place. I didn't know whether I was supposed to be amused by the antis on display, or if the film was trying to be scary, because it certainly wasn't, but some dialogue in the film and scenes would suggest otherwise. Either way, due to that, I didn't care too much for the film, aside from some humor that actually did make me chuckle once or twice, and Sharon Tate being very easy on the eyes. Along with the bar maid who works where she's at too!

 

 

I didn't talk much about MASSAGE PARLOR OF DEATH last night. It's a silly little 66 minute movie. I actually got more out of the 12 minute "making of" that is on the disc. The director claims that he made the movie for 50 BUCKS. If you see the movie, you wouldn't dispute that, as it literally does look like it was filmed for about 50 bucks. He talks about how he achieved that by using his old clothes for costumes, DOLLAR STORE HALLOWEEN FAKE BODY PARTS, DOLLAR STORE KETCHUP, and KOOL-AID for the gore effects. He used his own HD camera, and filmed the movie in 2 days. I have to say with all of that, I'm impressed. Sure the movie is really silly and looks like it was made by high school kids rather than a man in his 30's, but as with the Polonia brothers who I've talked about before, it's the fact that this guy MADE the movie for such a small amount of money, and had that same Can Do approach as them, and Mark Borchardt from American Movie that is all the more interesting than the actual film.

 

Got up a few hours ago, and right now I'm watching S.W.A.T. Never saw the movie when it came out in 2003, and only saw bits and pieces of it before now. It's not bad.

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http://www.thefilmcatalogue.com/catalog/FilmDetail.php?id=24406

Jesus that last line.

Awesome!

Random realization: ROGUE ONE will probably be the first STAR WARS movie I will not see in the theater. I was pretty meh on THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Yesterday after work I went to my Dad's house and we watched THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK. I remember seeing it back in the 70s as a kid and being terrified. Now, not so much. Except for the songs. Those are pretty scary!
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The Legend Of Boggy Creek is another Public Domain film that needs rescuing. It was shot in widescreen scope format, so that means ALL transfers suck major league. I've got it on dvd, but the film suffers from being an old worn out vhs-quality print that is in pan and scan. However, during some parts, such as the assault on the house, it makes things even creepier. So in short, I really like that movie a whole lot. Charles B. Pierce's best film after The Town That Dreaded Sundown.

 

Finished up watching S.W.A.T. Yeah, I had a whole lot of fun with it. It's a light popcorn movie, and had plenty of action to keep me entertained. Good deal for the 5 bucks I paid for the double feature blu with Basic. Ah, Basic. Not a bad film, but seems to get some hate on it now. Also the last time that Travolta was in top physical shape.

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Saw the Trailer on the Big Screen yesterday. The audience thought it looked fantastic.

 

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Awesome!

Random realization: ROGUE ONE will probably be the first STAR WARS movie I will not see in the theater. I was pretty meh on THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Yeah, Disney absolutely murdered my interest when they took the absolute laziest route possible with The Force Awakens. My interest in Rogue One is entirely based on Gareth Edwards directing it because I'm a fan of Monsters and Godzilla.
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I haven't even bothered with the latest Rogue One trailer. I mean I have little to no interest in anything Star Wars related to begin with, and everyone getting instant boners over each new trailer has my eyes rolling. I'm pretty sure even hardcore fans will start to get fatigued a la Marvel when theaters are over saturated with Star Wars films every year. Since they have a large slate planned.

 

Anyway, I'll be here waiting for the next Star Trek film to come out.

 

 

Fired up the grill earlier and cooked the steaks I had. Sliced up some potatoes and sauteed them inside on the stove and then sliced up mushrooms and diced onions to smother the steak I decided to eat. It was a delicious meal. Right now I'm revisiting Scout's Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse. It's a really fun film and well worth checking out if you haven't seen it.

 

 

My friend decided not to go with me later to see Halloween on the big screen, so I'll be heading out later to see Dr. Loomis on the big screen on my own.

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Just read a critic tweet that UNSTOPPABLE might be Tony Scott's masterpiece. Now I love the movie, but ....I don't see that.

 

Actually, someone replied 'as Hawksian a movie as the 21st century has'. hmmmmm. Wow.

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Vulgar auteurism is a hell of a drug.
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Just read a critic tweet that UNSTOPPABLE might be Tony Scott's masterpiece. Now I love the movie, but ....I don't see that.

Actually, someone replied 'as Hawksian a movie as the 21st century has'. hmmmmm. Wow.

Honestly, as much as I enjoy it, I totally think it was Tony doing a safe studio movie to parlay for something more interesting before that unfortunate day happened.

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I haven't even bothered with the latest Rogue One trailer. I mean I have little to no interest in anything Star Wars related to begin with, and everyone getting instant boners over each new trailer has my eyes rolling. I'm pretty sure even hardcore fans will start to get fatigued a la Marvel when theaters are over saturated with Star Wars films every year. Since they have a large slate planned.

Anyway, I'll be here waiting for the next Star Trek film to come out.

Yeah Marvel and Star Wars exist at this point, just to give film makers I like some much needed box office credibility, if they can surprise me on occasion, they're more than welcome.

I guess since Fuller backed out of the Star Trek TV show, Neil Marshall or Vincenzo Natali will be free to direct a Trek film instead.
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I generally liked THE FORCE AWAKENS (especially Rey).

 

Never a fanboy, i came out of it thinking "It's finally okay to like Star Wars again."

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I had no problem liking Star Wars or anything at any point in time. I'd watch Revenge of the Sith a million times before Force Awakens because I genuinely enjoy the hell out of that movie.
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Jeff Nichols Says His ALIEN NATION Remake Is Not A Remake

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/10/24/jeff-nichols-says-his-alien-nation-remake-is-not-a-remake

 

"It’s pretty much my idea. It doesn’t really have anything to do with the original.

 

"Fox called to ask me to do (a remake). I said, ‘No.’ But I had been working on this bigger idea of my own and then I thought about it said, well you know, that’s a good title. And that title could go on to my bigger idea, then maybe I might actually get a chance to get it made. So in that sense I’m currently building it the same way I built all my other movies, meaning kind of from the ground up."

 

"With Alien Nation you’re looking at a society that was already built, they were already integrated into the society. And if you go back further and you think about those early days, that’s what I was focusing on."

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I haven't watched it this decade, but when it came out I considered DOMINO Scott's masterpiece.

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To the Alien Nation news: Okay, whatever. That's better than tackling a straight up redo, like everything else is. I like the honesty here. 

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http://www.thefilmcatalogue.com/catalog/FilmDetail.php?id=24406

Jesus that last line.

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Yeah, Disney absolutely murdered my interest when they took the absolute laziest route possible with The Force Awakens. My interest in Rogue One is entirely based on Gareth Edwards directing it because I'm a fan of Monsters and Godzilla.

 

Donnie Yen and Gareth Edwards are the reason i am most excited about Rogue One. 

 

There are plenty of other reasons, so I am hopeful of a great time in a few weeks. 

 

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I haven't watched it this decade, but when it came out I considered DOMINO Scott's masterpiece.

 

I haven't seen it in a while as well, but I considered it to be a complete waste of a good cast and interesting subject. For many, it seems that the film didn't stand a chance after that horrific trailer.

 

Compared to Domino, Unstoppable is a masterpiece.   Sheee-it, The Taking of Pelham 123 is as well.    

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Jesus that last line.

 

Incredible. It sounds like something for people like us. 

 

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That's some pretty awful clickbait shit.

 

It definitely is. Implying that a celebrity died, really awful.

 

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Birthday Shout Out to My Gen X Dream Girl:

 

She is now 45; I'll always be amazed she is about a decade older than I.

 

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My friend decided not to go with me later to see Halloween on the big screen, so I'll be heading out later to see Dr. Loomis on the big screen on my own.

 

Hopefully that goes well and you don't have to deal with any MUGWUMPS, ogres, cretins, troglodytes, or assclowns.

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Hopefully that goes well and you don't have to deal with any MUGWUMPS, ogres, cretins, troglodytes, or assclowns.

 

 

Sadly I did. When I got to the theater, I sat towards the top and there was just this guy and his girlfriend. No problem right? Well, they proceeded to talk not all the time, but often enough to piss me off. It was mostly her. Not shutting the fuck up. I got up, went to take a leak at the bathroom, then came back and sat further down. I enjoyed the rest of the film. It wasn't enough to ruin the experience for me, but I certainly was annoyed for a time. It was still cool being able to see Halloween on the big screen in a theater. The music was at total assault on the senses, and I loved that. I, like everyone else has always known that the music has always played a large part in why the film is hailed as a classic, but experiencing it in a theater finally, I can only imagine how it must have been like for people seeing it for the first time.

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Contemplating seeing Halloween tomorrow at the local Cineplex..


They have a 2 and a 7pm. Might just take a flask and enjoy the 7pm by myself.

As much as I love Halloween, I have yet to see it in the big screen.
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Sadly I did.

 

Sorry to hear that, and I am sorry that you've had a bad run as of late at the cineplex. Still, I am glad you enjoyed seeing the movie that way.

 

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They have a 2 and a 7pm. Might just take a flask and enjoy the 7pm by myself.

 

That would be an interesting way to see it, watching it and getting buzzed at the same time from the hooch that you snuck in.

 

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As I said, I saw the unrated cut of the Evil Dead remake. It's still a pretty lousy movie with only one really good performance (Lou Taylor Pucci), but I won't discount Jane Levy who put herself through a whole lot in the film, and it shows that she was a real trooper to endure the make up effects and other uncomfortable stuff that happens with her character. It's just a shame that aside from them and the great make up effects, the movie surrounding them is so bad. The plot is lame, the other characters are non-entities, and they try WAY TOO HARD to be edgy and scary. I'm glad they didn't follow through with making a sequel, because honestly what we really did need was Ash himself returning, and the series is infinitely better than the remake.

 

I watched that earlier tonight. I agree, the movie is quite horrible. I hadn't seen it since watching it at a drive-in (yes) late spring of 2013. I did not like it then and I hate it even more now. Unrated vs. theatrical has nothing to do with my opinion, either. It's just a waste of time movie that is misery porn and nothing more. Bearded hipster Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) is the only worthwhile character, as all the others are stupid assholes. The story is garbage and it's something I'll never watch again. It's especially awful when you compare it to the original.

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Contemplating seeing Halloween tomorrow at the local Cineplex..


They have a 2 and a 7pm. Might just take a flask and enjoy the 7pm by myself.

As much as I love Halloween, I have yet to see it in the big screen.

 

 

You definitely should see it on the big screen. It's a whole new experience, and like seeing it for the first time. They only had two showings, and they were just tonight. I probably should have gone to the midnight showing that they had as the second showing, as it probably would have been more empty as most people are having parties tonight. If they'd been showing it tomorrow afternoon, I definitely would have gone to see it.

 

I've really taken to enjoying seeing movies on my own. I used to always go with someone, either my friend, or my wife, and recently with my daughter, but lately if it's not something I can take my daughter to, or my wife, I'll just go on my own, and it's nice.

 

 

 

 

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Sorry to hear that, and I am sorry that you've had a bad run as of late at the cineplex. Still, I am glad you enjoyed seeing the movie that way.

 

I watched that earlier tonight. I agree, the movie is quite horrible. I hadn't seen it since watching it at a drive-in (yes) late spring of 2013. I did not like it then and I hate it even more now. Unrated vs. theatrical has nothing to do with my opinion, either. It's just a waste of time movie that is misery porn and nothing more. Bearded hipster Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) is the only worthwhile character, as all the others are stupid assholes. The story is garbage and it's something I'll never watch again. It's especially awful when you compare it to the original.

 

Yeah, it has been annoying having to deal with talkers. It's like why the hell are they paying evening prices to have a conversation? They could just as easily go to Starbucks or McDonalds or some place other than a place where people are supposed to be quiet and see moving pictures with sound. At least I was able to move seats and go to another area that was better.

 

I always have to laugh that this movie was hyped up when it was shown at the South By Southwest festival, and it was supposed to be this terrifying film that caused several people at the screening to get sick and faint. Talk about hyperbole. I'm glad you also found Lou Taylor Pucci's character the only worthwhile one as well. I've always liked his look in the film as it reminded less of a hipster, and more of a character from a Lucio Fulci film circa 1982. Turns out after doing some reading up on the film, that the look of the character, the big glasses, beard, and long hair were his own idea, as he wanted to look like a character from a film in the early 80's. Mission accomplished there! If anyone should have been the lead character, it should have been him. The other 4 are so worthless, and despite Jane Levy going through so much in the film, her character is just as worthless. It didn't help that everyone (once again except Lou Taylor Pucci) looks like they stepped out of a GAP commercial. They all look like models. It's ridiculous.

 

I'm starting to think the main reason we got this wonderful new series with Ash is because Raimi saw how shitty the remake turned out, and that was even with him and Rob Tapert with probably little (or no input) from Campbell ushering it forward. He took this as a sign that he needed to bring back what everyone wanted. Not a lame ass remake, but Bruce Campbell battling Deadites.

 

It's also funny that Ash's traveling companions are two people who are not very GAP model looking, and are really damn fun characters in their own right.

 

 

Right now I'm watching my final Blockbuster liquidation dvd. Van Wilder: Freshman Year. It's not that bad so far. I'm finding myself laughing quite a bit at the gutter humor. As the title suggests, Van Wilder the character formerly portrayed by Ryan Reynolds is now played by someone else, as it is the character's freshman year in college. Linden Ashby shows up in a cameo at the beginning, and Van Wilder has two friends at the college. His roommate, a white guy who claims to be from Jamaica, and a Chinese exchange student named...YU DOM FOK. Yes, plenty of humor is taken from his name. KURT FULLER is on tap as the crusty old dean (because all college deans are like that in these movies) and the college itself is not fun loving at first. It's very sterile, so more humor comes from Van Wilder and his two buds trying to loosen things up. This includes crashing a chastity prayer meeting while wearing TOGAS AND BANDOLIERS OF CONDOMS, and stealing a bunch of DILDOS and using them to embarrass those same uptight girls from the chastity meeting who treat Van Wilder and his friends badly. At one point during the DILDO STEALING MONTAGE (yes, it's a montage) the white Jamaican guy finds a Dildo ATTACHED TO AN ELECTRIC JIGSAW. He proceeds to QUOTE SCARFACE'S "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!" line while pulling the trigger on the jigsaw and making the dildo flop around.

 

So yeah, this is humor right up my alley. It's certainly making me laugh a lot.

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I'm just waking up. Sitting down in front of the computer with my first cup of coffee and my homepage MSN. com has this blurb headline: "GOLDIE HAWN GONE AT 70". My heart leaps into my throat, and i'm thinking 2016, you motherfucker. I had just watched SUGARLAND EXPRESS last week, and fallen in love again.

 

So I click the article, and the real headline is this:

 

Goldie Hawn Retires! You Will Love the Reason Why

 

In shock, I hadn't paid attention to link. It was from SHAPE magazine.

 

That's some pretty awful clickbait shit.

 

Man, I didn't need a heart attack this morning.


She doing a mother/daughter comedy with Amy Schumer. So, not only is she not retiring, she's making a comeback.

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Just saw Seagal's End of a Gun.

 

"You own me some good Pussy tonight!" 


Edited by felix - 10/30/16 at 5:56am
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You definitely should see it on the big screen. It's a whole new experience, and like seeing it for the first time. They only had two showings, and they were just tonight. I probably should have gone to the midnight showing that they had as the second showing, as it probably would have been more empty as most people are having parties tonight. If they'd been showing it tomorrow afternoon, I definitely would have gone to see it.

Was this a Fathom event?

How was this picture quality?

I am all about seeing movies by myself. Even if friends want to see it, I will see it beforehand by myself then go with them to see it a second time.

Mostly though it is me, on a Tuesday, a week and a half or two after opening, at 3 in the afternoon by myself.

Nothing better.
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As far as I know it wasn't a Fathom Events screening, because I is t see anything labeled for it on their website. Pretty sure this was just a Cinemark thing. Like most of their Movie Classics series. That's how I usually see these older films on the big screen.

Next week though is the Fathom Events screening of From Dusk Till Dawn. A Sunday evening and Wednesday evening showing. Probably will go to the Wednesday evening one.
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Hunter... it's you.

 

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Also, Nancy Allen signed my Blu-rays:

 

 

 

Martin Landau signed my Ed Wood disc:

 

And debuted my Halloween costume last night. Spent a lot of time looking for the albino jackrabbit son of a bitch that shot me.

 

 

This happened too.

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Very cool, HT. You remind me when I used to go all in for Halloween.  Riggs costume is inspired.

 

Did you get to chat with Nancy a bit? I remember a couple of years ago you got inside dirt on BLACK MOON RISING from Linda Hamilton!

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Very cool, HT. You remind me when I used to go all in for Halloween.  Riggs costume is inspired.

 

Did you get to chat with Nancy a bit? I remember a couple of years ago you got inside dirt on BLACK MOON RISING from Linda Hamilton!

 

Thanks on the Riggs costume!

 

I was actually kind of starstruck around Nancy Allen, a little more nervous. Didn't chat her up too much, but she was extremely nice.

 

I DID, however, reminisce with Kevin Nash about the night he was filming John Wick and how cold it was when he did his scene.

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The Savage Stack: MADMAN (1981)

This week, Jacob covers a C-Grade '80s slasher with possibly the greatest theme song of all time.
 
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I always have to laugh that this movie was hyped up when it was shown at the South By Southwest festival, and it was supposed to be this terrifying film that caused several people at the screening to get sick and faint. Talk about hyperbole. I'm glad you also found Lou Taylor Pucci's character the only worthwhile one as well. I've always liked his look in the film as it reminded less of a hipster, and more of a character from a Lucio Fulci film circa 1982. Turns out after doing some reading up on the film, that the look of the character, the big glasses, beard, and long hair were his own idea, as he wanted to look like a character from a film in the early 80's. Mission accomplished there!

 

Right now I'm watching my final Blockbuster liquidation dvd. Van Wilder: Freshman Year.

 

I imagine you feel bittersweet knowing you can never get any more discs from there. That final film definitely sound like something you'd have in your collection.

 

You would know more about early 80's Fulci than I would. Him going with that look was a swell idea. The movie sure as hell isn't "terrifying", unless you're a dumb hipster, that is.

 

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And debuted my Halloween costume last night. Spent a lot of time looking for the albino jackrabbit son of a bitch that shot me.

 

Awesome.

 

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The Savage Stack: MADMAN (1981)

 

I am me so I have had it on Blu for months but I haven't watched it yet.

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The Mr. Peel look at HALLOWEEN II, 35 years old today.

 

http://mrpeelsardineliqueur.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-dark-inside-ourselves.html

 

"Some things in life are impossible to recreate. You come to a movie for the first time several years after it was first released and there might be some baggage, something about the film’s reputation that you’re automatically aware of. Seeing JAWS in a theater now can be wonderful but we’ll never be able to recreate the thrill of what it must have been like to see it brand-new in a packed theater back in 1975. But we can take that film by itself, discarding the later sequels if we so choose. With something like HALLOWEEN, it’s as if we don’t have that choice. Not in just how we can’t go back to the 70s to see it but the sequels, all of them, are largely where what we know of as the HALLOWEEN mythology really came from and those plot points are always going to be there in the back of our minds when we watch that original film. Whatever of John Carpenter’s classic 1978 original was meant to be a simple scary movie gets somehow lost in all that. Coming three years later, HALLOWEEN II is one of those sequels meant to begin immediately after the original as if the goal is to have both films play back-to-back and the conceit really does work about as well as it possibly could, even if there is an undeniable slickness to the sequel that indicates the bigger budget right from the start not to mention how the returning actors really do look a few years older. The thing is, as many who have seen HALLOWEEN II are aware, it’s nowhere near as effective as the original. Not as scary, not as potent. I doubt there was any way it could have been. Of course, I’ve still seen the movie plenty of times by now anyway and as much of a comedown it might be, as much of a cash grab as we all know it is deep down and even as puzzling as some of the story choices are, compared to plenty of other slasher movies made during the last thirty years HALLOWEEN II is flat-out elegant at times. Maybe that’s an odd thing to say about a movie where a beautiful topless girl is horrifically scalded to death but sometimes these things need to be pointed out and recognized."

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My father doesn't like Jackie Chan.

 

Particularly the way he mixes comedy with his stunts. My Dad says that "Fights must have serious dramatic impact". He much prefers Statham action instead (especially the Bus Depot fight in The Transporter).

 

Can't say i agree with him. But its an interesting opinion from him.

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When you father says "dramatic", is he talking about it in a technical term or more in the "fights are serious, not comedic!" vein?

 

Because aside from being badass and slick, what dramatic function does the Bus Depot Fight of The Transporter have?

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