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post #152051 of 152224
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Dunno, man. You can say a lot of things about BABY DRIVER, but I definitely wouldn't call it lifeless.....

Lifeless was a poor choice of words. I just feel as if the energy it projected was ineffective. The soundtrack was great. I liked some of the chases. But they were used to propel characters that I cared nothing for.

Last night I watched Good Time however, and THAT, was pretty fantastic. My first Robert Pattinson movie. He was pretty fun to watch.

Anyone know if The Rover or Cosmopolis are worth checking out?
post #152052 of 152224

I've seen bits of The Rover.

 

It's like a darker more downbeat version of Mad Max. With no car shases.

 

Guy Pierce and Pattinson are great though.

post #152053 of 152224
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Today, I ended up taking a drive to an outdoor mall I hadn't been to in at least half a year, as it isn't that close by. I got some items from a few stores and I ate at a sports bar new to me: Glory Days Grill. Yes, I did think of The Boss song while there. The place (usually a Mid-Atlantic chain but there are several Florida locations) was fine so I wish I would have tried it out sooner. At home, I wasn't sure what to watch, then I finally decided to see a Korean movie from this year, The Villainess, which I heard some strong things about.

 

Regrettably, my opinion is "meh". There were several major problems I had. The story itself was utter overplotted nonsense and I did not find the tale enjoyable. Then, it was how they decided to tell the plot, which was the most confusing nonlinear fashion they could think up. Besides being overplotted, the movie was also overdirected, whether it was the dialogue scenes or (unfortunately) the action scenes. There are some great beats but they weren't shot in a way where they could be seen in the clearest fashion, which is a damn shame. Really, if it was not for the action I'd give it low marks; as is, I can only say the movie is average, which sucks as I expected (or hoped) it would be awesome. I'll stick with John Wick or Atomic Blonde-which this naturally got compared to due to the leads being assassins and the two coming out at around the same time in the U.S.-instead.

I agree with a lot of what you're saying here. 

 

The action is there, but if it was shot better, it could have saved this movie. It was just a little too all over the place and erratically shot for my tastes.

post #152054 of 152224

Catching up...

 

- I'd absolutely buy DEAD BANG but on blu only.  The film deserves the blu advantage.

- Most hate Cronenberg's COSMOPOLIS but I really liked it.  There's something there.  Still need to see THE ROVER, actually.

- Haven't seen BABY DRIVER yet.  I found the leads off-putting in the trailer.  Then again, I felt the same way about SCOTT PILGRIM, so Imight eb wrong.

 

Other than that, nothing new here.  Working too much this week to enjoy anything really.  Watched the most recent Best of the Worst / Wheel of Misfortune at Red Letter Media last night before bed and had a blast, though.

post #152055 of 152224

Watched Samurai Cop earlier on the Prime.

 

That was something else. I liked how his long hair was always flowing and perfectly blown out.

 

I'd recommend it for the laughs.

post #152056 of 152224

This looks interesting.

 

post #152057 of 152224
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The Villainess. Is it like La Femme Nikita? That was my impression after reading the synopsis.

 

Only on a surface level, yes. The basic idea is similar but things are done differently.

 

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Last night I watched Good Time however, and THAT, was pretty fantastic. My first Robert Pattinson movie. He was pretty fun to watch.

 

I know that recently came out on disc and VOD; I've seen plenty of positive reviews as of late. I was fortunate in being able to watch Good Time theatrically.

 

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I agree with a lot of what you're saying here. 

 

The action is there, but if it was shot better, it could have saved this movie. It was just a little too all over the place and erratically shot for my tastes.

 

Yes, that is sadly true.

 

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Watched Samurai Cop earlier on the Prime.

 

That was something else. I liked how his long hair was always flowing and perfectly blown out.

 

I'd recommend it for the laughs.

 

The movie's reputation is deserved. In the best ways it is terrible.

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Yet another year without a SCROOGED: SPECIAL EDITION in any format anywhere as far as I know.

 

 

Its behind-the-scenes troubles are often remarked upon, yet a fun movies till came out of it all.  You get a great score by Danny Elfman (love the La La Land compact disc), there's a fun soundtrack album (Put a Little Love in Your Heart still works for me), and lots of participants are still around to contribute to retrospectives. (C'mon, Richard Donner.  Gimme a commentary track at least.)  I vaguely recall some info in the book about legendary SNL alum and screenwriter Michael O'Donoghue , Mr. Mike, that I should probably re-scan some chapters for.  But I want so much more.

post #152060 of 152224
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This looks interesting.

 

I wonder how that will compare to the 70's TV movies Victory at Entebbe and Raid on Entebbe, which came out at around the same time and both had all-star casts (to list examples, Kirk Douglas/Richard Dreyfuss/Burt Lancaster/Elizabeth Taylor for the former and Peter Finch/Charles Bronson/Yaphet Kotto/John Saxon for the latter).

 

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Random Roles with Marina Sirtis!

 

The URL/article title fall into the "clickbait" category but as many sites do it I can't even get mad.

 

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Yet another year without a SCROOGED: SPECIAL EDITION in any format anywhere as far as I know.

 

Maybe one day it'll happen. However, I will mention news that excited me and I know others will be delighted: The 'Burbs will be released by Shout Factory next March and while the special features weren't announced, there's supposed to be present in a plentiful amount.

 

Recently, I decided to finally start using my Philips portable Blu-ray player; it's been owned by me for a long while but I've let it sit for far too long. Thankfully after a charge it has worked fine. That will be convenient for me and I can watch more of the discs I own. I rewatched the first two Predator films this past summer and I realized I have delayed watching Predators for a second time, so that is what I did tonight. I was not a fan when I watched the film on the big screen back in the summer of 2010. Well, I am still not a fan. It is basically a crappy remake of Predator, with 2 totally being ignored; the plot has too many dumb moments and substitutes the title creatures doing cool shit for... a lot of boredom. Not horrible, but the idea of "predators" on Earth being transplanted to a foreign planet to be hunted really should have been better.

post #152061 of 152224

I had an interesting afternoon. I ended up going to the last Blockbuster that's down here where I live, and it's apparently one of two that are in the contiguous 48 states, with the rest (about 9) being in ALASKA. It was pretty awesome being able to actually step into a video store. The icing on the cake was that they have a TON of used dvds for $1.49 each! They have others (some blus) for $3.99 and $4.99 as well. I picked up a few dvds including the Aussie horror film Wyrmwood, and The Principal. I know The Principal is full screen, but for $1.49, I figured why not?

 

I also stopped over at a Big Lots that was about 5 minutes from the Blockbuster, and picked up In The Name Of The King 2 with Dolph on blu for 3 bucks, The Company on dvd (with Michael Keaton!) for $3 as well as another dvd of a found footage movie called Afflicted for the same price, and two discounted dvds. Dick Donner's last directorial effort, Timeline on dvd for a whopping 75 CENTS, and pre-McConnaissance hilarity in Failure To Launch for $1.50.

 

I've never seen Timeline, and from what I understand it's not that good, but I couldn't pass it up for a price that practically was giving it away. Plus if I don't like it, and I want to sell it to FYE, I'll still be making a profit when they give me a buck for it.

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post #152063 of 152224
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Vern reviews AMERICAN ASSASSIN

It's funny that I watched that today.

 

I agree with a lot of what he said. Good production values, but not much of a heart there.

 

Adkins in the lead role would have helped, instead of how they wasted his role here.

 

Keaton was good. I'd like to see more of his character in something else.

post #152064 of 152224

I think this is one of the best reviews Vern has written this year.

post #152065 of 152224
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I had an interesting afternoon.

 

Definitely. It is almost 2018 and you went to a Blockbuster. That just sounds absurd but I am glad you were able to buy a cornucopia of movies today. 

 

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Vern reviews AMERICAN ASSASSIN

 

As I've said before, it seems like a good thing I gave the movie a pass after I heard those early middling reviews. Having to follow around an A-hole for a protagonist who also looks like a dork doesn't sound like a good time to me.

post #152066 of 152224

Maybe it's my mood, but I look at the trailer for JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM and I feel nothing.  Which really bothers me.  I love effects films, I love dinosaurs.  But this teaser, for me, just plays as copies of shots from other Spielberg properties (including RAIDERS and ALWAYS, even) with characters I hope the production team remembered to make likeable this time.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

And I hope those dinos are good swimmers, because I'm not looking forward to watching scenes of brontos and brachios drowning to death.  

Well, at least we're getting some Goldblum.  There's that to be thankful for

 

post #152067 of 152224

I felt a little lukewarm about it too. 

 

I'm not sure what I was/am looking for, other than sweet dino carnage, so I can't really say what I think this should be.

 

I'm assuming they get many dinos onto some kind of ship, but where do they take them?

I'll assume those dinos that go in the ocean are SOL. Where are they going to swim to and how could they pull them out? A ship with a crane?

 

In the long run, I'll be there, cuz dinos. This is the kind of movie I wanted since I was a wee lad.

post #152068 of 152224
I havent posted here in a while since I recently got a full time job I have been spending my spare time either sleeping or exercising when I get the motivation. I did manage to watch a couple of films on my few days off The Foreigner, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Atomic Blonde and Too Funny to Fail:Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show.

I really enjoyed The Foreigner especially the second half where Jackie Chan turns into a Chinese Rambo taking out members of the IRA while camped out in the woods. I am so glad he is in these kind of movies now instead of crappy kids movies and hope there is a sequel.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 is now one of my all time favourites a nihilistic joyride I was all in after Vince Vaughn beats the crap out of his car and I kept cringing at all the bone-breaking violence that was quick, simple and effective no flashy moves just pure gritty realism LOVED it.

Apart from the stairwell scene in Atomic Blonde which was jawdropping I was bored by the convoluted plot and uninteresting characters. I will have no desire to watch this movie again in the future except youtubeing the flawless action scenes.

Adding Good Time to my list of movies from this year I need to catch up on keep up the great work and conversation guys.
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post #152070 of 152224
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I havent posted here in a while since I recently got a full time job I have been spending my spare time either sleeping or exercising when I get the motivation. I did manage to watch a couple of films on my few days off The Foreigner, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Atomic Blonde and Too Funny to Fail:Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show.

 

Keep meaning to sign up for a free trial of Hulu to watch TOO FUNNY TO FAIL. Hear nothing but good about it.

post #152071 of 152224

I watched Acts of Vengeance today.

 

I thought it was pretty good. I didn't see that twist at the end, and why that certain character kept all the shit is beyond me.

 

This and Security are two different kinds of movies, so I don't know if I can say one is "better" than the other, but I do like both of them.

 

Banderas is doing well with his DTV resurgence that he has going on lately.

post #152072 of 152224

Watching JADE. Forgot Biehn was in this. Holt McCallany, too.

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I miss Lindo Fiorentino.


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post #152074 of 152224
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Originally Posted by Macintosh Spice View Post
I havent posted here in a while since I recently got a full time job 

 

It's nice to see you return. I also liked The Foreigner.

 

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Maybe it's my mood, but I look at the trailer for JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM and I feel nothing. 

 

I saw that a few hours ago and I have no desire to ever see that. As I've said a few times in this thread, I hate Jurassic World and at least judging from the trailer, I probably will feel the same way about its follow-up. 

 

Although, at least it's not the Alita: Battle Angel trailer:

 

 

Besides Alita's appearance being the product of my nightmares, the CG looks atrocious. I imagine (or hope) the effects are finished by July-as no way can that be the completed CGI, can it?-but I know nothing about the manga and this was not a good first impression.

post #152075 of 152224

Haha, Dick Crenna in JADE tells Caruso to be careful with his investigation or he'll have to "get the fuck out of California because you'll have as much of a future here as Jerry Brown."

 

Jerry Brown elected Governor of California in 2010.

post #152076 of 152224

Sad that David Caruso's career is dead after CSI. I liked him in JADE and many of the films he's been in.

post #152077 of 152224
Love the SNL skit where Dana Carvey, as Brown, promises a sci-fi con that as President, he’ll bring back all the canceled genre shows, even the syndicated ones.
post #152078 of 152224
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post

 

Although, at least it's not the Alita: Battle Angel trailer:

 

 

 

Besides Alita's appearance being the product of my nightmares, the CG looks atrocious. I imagine (or hope) the effects are finished by July-as no way can that be the completed CGI, can it?-but I know nothing about the manga and this was not a good first impression.

Not too sure about that one. Not looking too good so far.

post #152079 of 152224
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Love the SNL skit where Dana Carvey, as Brown, promises a sci-fi con that as President, he’ll bring back all the canceled genre shows, even the syndicated ones.

 

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/road-to-the-white-house-cold-open/2868119?snl=1

 

With Al Franken as Paul Tsongas!

 

Best part of that sketch is Hartman's rage-out toward the end.

post #152080 of 152224
Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

Watching JADE. Forgot Biehn was in this. Holt McCallany, too.

 

Revisited that a week or two ago.  Still like it a lot myself!

post #152081 of 152224

Woohoo! Just won 2 tickets for the French premiere of  JEAN CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON, the full season 1 on one of the biggest screens of Paris. The whole cast will be here, including Jean-Claude of course! Never thought I would see him live in my life.

post #152082 of 152224
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Woohoo! Just won 2 tickets for the French premiere of  JEAN CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON, the full season 1 on one of the biggest screens of Paris. The whole cast will be here, including Jean-Claude of course! Never thought I would see him live in my life.

Haven't watched the show but that sounds like it'll be a lot of fun. 

post #152083 of 152224

The pilot was very entertaining. High hopes for the rest, 5x30 minutes shouln't outstay their welcome even in a row.

post #152084 of 152224

Congrats on scoring those tickets! Very cool.

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I have never seen the Dana Carvey Show before but I love comedy documentaries, it was interesting to see the genesis of the careers of Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. We dont even get Saturday Night Live in Ireland and I only started watching it regularly since catching Kate McKinnon in Ghostbusters it can be very hit and miss with the humour but I recently started watching Season 1 which is great so far only 40 more seasons to go! It's gonna take me forever to watch them all haha
post #152086 of 152224
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I watched Acts of Vengeance today.

 

I thought it was pretty good. I didn't see that twist at the end, and why that certain character kept all the shit is beyond me.

 

This and Security are two different kinds of movies, so I don't know if I can say one is "better" than the other, but I do like both of them.

 

Banderas is doing well with his DTV resurgence that he has going on lately.

 

 

Yeah, I saw Acts Of Vengeance on sunday, and I really liked it a lot. Former CHUD writer/poster Bob Plissken aka Daniel Baldwin saw Banderas' other recent DTV film that Simon West directed, Gun Shy and raved to myself and dude hallenbeck about it. It certainly sounds like a great whacked out film. I'm going to try to see it in the near future.

 

 

 

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Watching JADE. Forgot Biehn was in this. Holt McCallany, too.

 

 

"It's a fuck house."

 

I've been meaning to revisit Jade for a good long while. Biehn rocks the sleaze 'stache in this one big time. That car chase is boss too. I'd forgotten about Holt McCallany being in it as well. He's one of those character actors that I'm really happy is finally getting the recognition he's long deserved after seeing him in a lot of stuff in the 90's.

 

 

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I saw that a few hours ago and I have no desire to ever see that. As I've said a few times in this thread, I hate Jurassic World and at least judging from the trailer, I probably will feel the same way about its follow-up. 

 

Although, at least it's not the Alita: Battle Angel trailer:

 

 

Besides Alita's appearance being the product of my nightmares, the CG looks atrocious. I imagine (or hope) the effects are finished by July-as no way can that be the completed CGI, can it?-but I know nothing about the manga and this was not a good first impression.

 

 

Yeah, count me in as another that wasn't wowed by the Jurassic World sequel's trailer. It looks ok, and this is coming from someone who LOVED Jurassic World. I read earlier this evening that word has gotten out that everything in the trailer is from the FIRST HALF of the film. That has me interested since that one particular "oceanside" scene looks like it's from the finale.

 

Yikes. I didn't even bother with the trailer, and just the still image from the Youtube video looks awful. I know nothing of the manga either, so I'm not really that interested in the film, and that will be some money I can save.

 

 

 

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Woohoo! Just won 2 tickets for the French premiere of  JEAN CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON, the full season 1 on one of the biggest screens of Paris. The whole cast will be here, including Jean-Claude of course! Never thought I would see him live in my life.

 

 

That's awesome to hear! Congratulations. That certainly sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity.

 

 

 

Today something happened that doesn't happen often around here. IT SNOWED. Yes, here down at the deep South portion of Texas where we're just a handful of miles away from the border to Mexico, it snowed. It was 32 degrees this morning, and it snowed until about 11 in the A.M. It has snowed before, and even heavier than this, but that was 13 years ago in December of 2004.

 

After work, I went to pick up Renata from my parents' house, and saw that my recently ordered blus of Red Dawn, and a little seen horror film called Hellbent had arrived in the mail. Renata and I came home and we started watching Red Dawn. t's still a classic action film, but we didn't finish it as Vanessa arrived and we went to go eat at the nice little cafe in the next town that we go to every so often. Afterwards we went to the Dollar General nearby to get Renata some cough medicine, and while there I found a dvd of the film The Monkey's Paw that has Stephen Lang in the cast for $3, and a brand new blu-ray of the film Jupiter Ascending. I haven't seen that one, but it was $5, and dude hallenbeck told me via facebook messenger that it's worth a look. I dug Cloud Atlas, so maybe I'll like this one.

 

Now we're back home and we're watching War For The Planet Of The Apes. I was lukewarm on the film when I initially saw it as part of a triple feature during the summer when my friend and I saw all 3 films, but this time around I'm enjoying it a whole lot more.

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Just finished up a revisit with Landis, Abrahams and the Zucker's KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE (1977).  Borrowing the DVD from the library before throwing down cash on a blu, I can say that while I still enjoy it, it\s not something I need to add to the home library.  Still plenty of funny stuff, and it's a neat little time capsule of an age gone by.  I especially enjoy the commentary track with Landis, the Zuckers,  Abrahams and producer Robert K. Weiss, telling fun stories about the schmucks they had to meet with to get the film financed, some good-natured ribbing, behind the scenes jokes and more.  Very fun comm track.

 

While I think I might appreciate AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON (2007) slightly more, I wouldn't mind seeing these guys come back one more time for something wacky like this.

post #152088 of 152224
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Yeah, I saw Acts Of Vengeance on sunday, and I really liked it a lot. Former CHUD writer/poster Bob Plissken aka Daniel Baldwin saw Banderas' other recent DTV film that Simon West directed, Gun Shy and raved to myself and dude hallenbeck about it. It certainly sounds like a great whacked out film. I'm going to try to see it in the near future.

 

Not sure if you know but GUN SHY is now up on Prime.

post #152089 of 152224
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Not sure if you know but GUN SHY is now up on Prime.

 

 

I didn't! Thanks for the heads up on it, Molt!

post #152090 of 152224
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Haha, Dick Crenna in JADE tells Caruso to be careful with his investigation or he'll have to "get the fuck out of California because you'll have as much of a future here as Jerry Brown."

 

Jerry Brown elected Governor of California in 2010.

 

Well, it is pretty absurd that he was Governor from '75 to '83 then returned in 2010 and still has the position today.

 

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Not too sure about that one. Not looking too good so far.

 

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Yikes. I didn't even bother with the trailer, and just the still image from the Youtube video looks awful. I know nothing of the manga either, so I'm not really that interested in the film, and that will be some money I can save.

 

Yeah, the idea to give the lead character giant anime eyes because that's how she looked in the manga... not good, because it just looks creepy as shit and it is also distracting, as you can't help but gape at her in horror.

 

At least your day today sounded good, Rene. I know someone in Louisiana who is also not used to seeing snow so they spent time building a snowman today. That weather is heading my way but nothing abnormal will happen from that, as where I live there's 2 or 3 days a year (at the least) where the temperature is at or near freezing.

 

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Woohoo! Just won 2 tickets for the French premiere of  JEAN CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON, the full season 1 on one of the biggest screens of Paris. The whole cast will be here, including Jean-Claude of course! Never thought I would see him live in my life.

 

That is pretty stupendous. I am glad you had a great old time tonight.

 

Me, I decided to relax tonight instead of watch any films. I'll get back to that tomorrow.

post #152091 of 152224

Celebrating my birthday today by watching Murder On The Orient Express.

 

Good yarn. Though the mystery isn't that difficult to guess.

post #152092 of 152224
Have a great birthday, felix! Enjoy the weekend!
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Happy birthday, Felix! Have a grand time celebrating!
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Happy Birthday Felix, Cheers to your weekend!
post #152095 of 152224
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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post

 

Yeah, I saw Acts Of Vengeance on sunday, and I really liked it a lot. Former CHUD writer/poster Bob Plissken aka Daniel Baldwin saw Banderas' other recent DTV film that Simon West directed, Gun Shy and raved to myself and dude hallenbeck about it. It certainly sounds like a great whacked out film. I'm going to try to see it in the near future.

I saw Gun Shy a few weeks back.

 

It was good, but it isn't like these other two. It's played up more like a comedy.

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I hate linking to a tool like James Corden, but it's Arnold talking his favorite movie:

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/comedy/arnold-schwarzeneggers-favorite-film-kindergarten-cop/vi-BBDqHEQ?ocid=HPCDHP

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Celebrating my birthday today by watching Murder On The Orient Express.

 

Good yarn. Though the mystery isn't that difficult to guess.

 

Happy Birthday.

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Celebrating my birthday today by watching Murder On The Orient Express.

Yeah, it certainly wouldn't make my Top 10 of the year, but it was a enjoyable enough mystery and all the actors do a good job.

 

Have you seen the 1974 version with Albert Finney, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall and Sean Connery, Felix?

 

Speaking of Connery, I've been doing a marathon of his many 70's and 80's films I'd never seen before including The Presidio and Family Business.

 

I hope Moltisanti doesn't mind me bumping an old quote of his because he perfectly summed up my feelings towards Presidio!

 

 

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It's not good. No matter how hard they try to explain how Sean Connery went from a boy in Scotland to the U.S. Military it just doesn't fit. I also simply can't buy Connery as a guy who would lounge around his house in a "Property of 49ers" T-shirt.

I did enjoy when Connery beat up Stallone's OVER THE TOP nemesis using only his thumb.

I just found the film so predictable and by the numbers. The murder mystery isn't very exciting and there's no chemistry between Connery and Harmon. The boring romantic subplot between Harmon and Meg Ryan drags the film even more.

 

It has nice shots of San Francisco and like you said, the bit where Connery beats up the redneck bully was amusing.

 

Also saw the 1989 drama/comedy Family Business. I liked seeing Connery, Hoffman and Broderick together, but overall found it disappointing. The three leads do what they can with the material, but the comedy never really sparks and the dramatic bits in the second half feel predictable.

post #152099 of 152224

Happy birthday Felix!

 

I saw Murder on the Orient Express the other night as well. Dug it a lot more than expected. Impeccably directed and cast.

 

The Presidio is okay. It's overall pretty forgettable, but the Chinatown chase and the ending shootout stand out.

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Yeah, those two scenes from The Presidio that you mention were OK. It's a shame the rest of the film is such a snoozer.

 

I recommend watching The Anderson Tapes, The Offence and the Great Train Robbery as those are some underseen Connery films with great performances by him. The Offence is fucking brutal.

 

I remember being underwhelmed by it many years ago, but this makes me want to revisit Rising Sun. Is it worth watching again?

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