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WooleyWell, that's a drag.
I mean, I don't have much confidence in the DC universe in general, WW excepted, but I have zero faith in Justice League movies being worth watching without Batman. He's the guy and he should be the guy leading the League. I give zero fucks about Cyborg, less than one fuck each about Flash and Aquaman, and we don't even have GL or any Hawk-people. That leaves the Big Three and Cavill's Superman hasn't really dazzled anyone, so without Bats, it's basically Wonder Woman having to carry the whole show. I wish her luck.

Batman is a character, not an actor. More than one person has done the role, some more successfully than Ben.

Not sure what that has to do with what I said.
Jul 22, 2017 3:52 PM
I really liked that guy, I was always disappointed we didn't see more of him. I understand that, after Cutter's Way, bigger things were supposed to happen for him but the wheels sorta came off. Still, he was in a lot of films and, while 72 is not ancient, it's certainly a pretty good run.
Jul 22, 2017 3:46 PM
Well, that's a drag.
I mean, I don't have much confidence in the DC universe in general, WW excepted, but I have zero faith in Justice League movies being worth watching without Batman. He's the guy and he should be the guy leading the League. I give zero fucks about Cyborg, less than one fuck each about Flash and Aquaman, and we don't even have GL or any Hawk-people. That leaves the Big Three and Cavill's Superman hasn't really dazzled anyone, so without Bats, it's basically Wonder Woman having to carry the whole show. I wish her luck.
Jul 21, 2017 10:04 PM
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Takoma1The troll thing in Cat's Eye legitimately freaked me out when I watched it . . . in my mid-twenties. There's just something about practical effects that sends my brain "It's real! It's real!" panic waves.

It helps that he's an excellently done practical effect and was given a distinct personality. It makes you put emphasis on him as a character rather than an effect. He's silly but also deeply creepy. A fairy tale monster brought to believable life. The use of scale that sells his tiny stature was some of the best I've seen.

The only thing that really gets me through my practical effects freakouts is thinking about how they accomplished the illusion, and specifically the delightful idea of some person crafting HUGE buttons or jacks or whatever.


Wools- thoughts on Wolf man?

I've always liked The Wolf Man a good bit, even though it's not exactly the horror I was hoping for when I saw it again as an adult.
Chaney Jr.'s hang-dog Larry Talbot is almost too pitiful for me and I realize they were going for the pathos that would come with his curse, but he's just a little too mopey for me and it drags things down maybe a small notch but I love the Wolf Man design for this, obviously Claude Reins is the absolute shit as always, love the gypsies and the curse and all that stuff and I love watching kind of the establishment of the werewolf lore as we think about it today (as compared to say, Werewolf Of London, another film I really enjoy).
Jul 20, 2017 5:48 PM
TeamCanadaWhen I say it took me out of the film, I should've said only for that moment & scene. Liz is now gone to Oregon opening her place with Peter for MJ, & Toomes was still just an ordinary guy.
One of my first thoughts was maybe they could have a party with Batman v Superman's mom.

Why did you say that name?!!!
Jul 20, 2017 5:18 PM
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- I was very pleasantly surprised to see it wasn't an IronMan-Spiderman as Batman & Robin like the trailers offered up.
- Martin MOTHA FCUKIN' STAAAAR lols... movie written by Sam Weir, casting Bill as the teach ftw.
- Favreau was utilized very well here - basically whenever I expected IronMan to bully his way in, Happy did the deed.
- Very solid Spiderman tale, loved his flinging around the neighbourhoods being a kid. I liked his classmates & them being the one liners.

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- Vulture as Liz's dad? Took me out of the film that choice. I mean c'mon, you want me on the ride, I'm all in on the ride even if it's a kiddie ride, & bam, you shrink the world down to that & for what. His mid-credit moment, essentially protecting Peter does redeem him as a character for me. Even Keaton, so I've read, didn't even approach his role as a villain, & other than selling arms, he's really not trying to kill anyone or wreck the world like a true comic book villain. Criminal? Sure.
- I don't think I'll buy a home copy of this on blu, repeat viewings will surely flesh out the teen flick aspects & of course I'm really no longer there. This 'franchise' could be a good place holder for the current teen gen though, without any Harry Potters running around.

I guess we'll probably not see Spiderman in full glory again in the Avengers world until Infinity War 2 when he's aged a bit more & better trained? Parker chose to walk away from being an Avenger, they'll probably recruit him later on when the universe is blowing up or whatever.
Spiderman & AntMan would be a fun movie.

Interesting to me, that was the moment that the film finally pulled me in. ?I liked the movie well enough, but I was actually getting a little bored up to that point, wondering where the emotional stakes were going to come in and it is that particular twist that provides them and it felt to me like they actually set it up throughout the movie with little things Toomes said and the motivations he was displaying. ?When he opens the door of the house we've seen before, it all just sorta clicked into place for me what this movie was gonna really be.
Jul 20, 2017 11:14 AM
MKSI rewatched Cat's Eye for the first time since childhood. I dug it a lot and think it's one of the more consistent horror anthologies around. Most importantly, it's one that gets better as it goes. The first, Quitters Inc. feels undercooked and ends short of leaving a lasting impression. The Ledge is a big improvement and has some clever twists and turns throughout. The General is easily the best and fits in nicely with flicks like the Gate and Phantasm. I also very much enjoyed the cheesy opening with the cat being chased by Cujo and almost getting hit by Christine (could have done without the bumper sticker that spells it all out).

The cat is also a dead ringer for my cat, who is currently living with my parents. Made me root for the cat a lot more. He was also a wandering cat that just sort of decided I was his human so new head canon for where he was before I adopted him.

I watched the shit outta that movie when I was a teenager. I wasn't able to watch the whole thing on TCM the other day, but I saw enough to be reminded. The Ledge comes off really well to me and I always enjoyed General, QI is fine. Also caught The Wolfman and some of From Beyond The Grave, a nice turn by Cushing.
Jul 20, 2017 4:04 AM
Takoma1I was watching a click-baity thing on YouTube about horror fan theories. A lot of it was "eh," but there was one about The Thing that I'd never heard before and thought was neat.

It relates to The Thing: (MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS!!)

At the end of the movie you have Childs and McReady sitting across from each other. Childs takes a drink from a bottle and McReady smiles. The fan theory goes that earlier in the movie we see that McReady is filling all of the bottles with accelerant to create Molotov cocktails. So in this moment it is possible that McReady knows that Childs is drinking accelerant (not reacting because he is an alien and doesn't have context for what is or is not drinkable) and this confirms that he is the alien and can now be confident in killing him.

Maybe this is well-known and I'd just never come across it, but I like it. I'm not sure I totally agree, but I think it's a fun interpretation and doesn't stretch very far from what we actually see on screen.

Ima have to rewatch cause I don't remember about "the accelerant" or how it related to the plot, but I like the idea a lot and that would actually make the ending even cooler for me I think.
Jul 19, 2017 2:32 PM
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WooleyI always liked movies with motorcycles.

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Ya had to ruin it.
Jul 18, 2017 2:52 PM
Captain Terror1. Sucker Punch - The only Snyder movie I fully embrace and own. Dawn of the Dead can bite me.

Hey, you and me both, buddy.
Jul 17, 2017 3:52 AM
Replaying The Last Of Us for the first time since my first run a few years ago.
I think I'm about halfway through and I think I still feel that it's a very good but not great game and I'm still a little bewildered at what was supposed to be so damn great about it.
The character that you have to play is utterly unlikable and the shooting mechanics aren't very good. I do enjoy the stealth component but there are issues where it doesn't matter because the game has pre-scripted that you be attacked at this point even if you are totally hidden and your stealth-listening thing has shown no enemies around. So you use your resources based on the rules the game has set up and then the game changes the rules. ?I've gotten used to it, but it forces me to save extra resources that would allow me to play the game much faster for these times when the game suddenly sends what amounts to a boss-battle (just made up of multiple enemies) at you with no warning. That's just not good design to me.
Otherwise, it's really just one long escort mission with workbenches and crafting and gathering, all things that have been done in lots of other games.
So really the whole thing ends up hinging on whether or not you like the story, I guess, and I like it ok. The reason for the zombies is pretty damn cool, but otherwise it's just another zombie-apocalypse survival game.
If there wasn't so much hype around the game, and I just played this game without knowing anything about it, I would probably have given it a B, maybe a B+.
Jul 16, 2017 4:51 PM
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Wooley

The Cannonball Run
Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone
Lips Of Blood
Flash Gordon
Fiend Without A Face
Night Of The Comet
Trancers
The Batman Movie ('66)
The Last Boyscout
Oh! Got one: Grease 2

Yeah Night of the Comet shouldn't be on that list Wooley Bully

Now Grease 2 however [img]https://s25.postimg.org/7dntsgzof/shocked.gif[/img]

K, that's fair, I'll find something to replace it with.
Yeah, Grease 2. ?"Reproduction", "Let's Do It For Our Country", "Score Tonight", "Who's That Guy", and to a lesser degree even "Prowlin'" are fun for me, and I always liked movies with motorcycles.
Jul 16, 2017 3:56 PM
I don't mean to be contrary, but I honestly never feel guilty about anything I watch. If I can find something enjoyable about it and other people can't, then that's their problem/loss.
Trying to think of things that might qualify for your list, though, maybe some of these would count.

The Cannonball Run (I love this movie and so do most of my friends, but I understand it is looked down upon around here)
Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone
Lips Of Blood
Flash Gordon
Fiend Without A Face
Night Of The Comet
Trancers
The Batman Movie ('66)
The Last Boyscout
Oh! Got one: Grease 2
Jul 16, 2017 3:08 PM
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John DumbearWell, one of QT's best films were about the Nazis and this is in the same realm of sickness. I am curious on how he would put his spin on the Manson family. Okay, color me in.

The scope of slavery and WWII are so large that I think it takes more of the curse off of it.

I am not really pumped to be revisiting this event Tarantino-style. If this were in the style of ZODIAC, I would be interested.

My initial feeling about this is that this could be a cringe-fest.

That is actually my reaction as well.
Jul 14, 2017 2:42 PM
Liked the show, like Parker Posey, I'll watch.
Jul 12, 2017 9:48 PM
Did Craig manage to go from being the "best Bond ever!" to being the worst in only 3 movies?
Jul 11, 2017 11:29 PM
D.H.Isle of the Dead (1945) - 7/10 - Boris Karloff stars in this decent enough thriller. It's set on a Greek Island during the Balkan Wars of 1912 and that setting alone sets it apart from most horror offerings of the time period. There's a nod to the ancient Gods and old superstitions with the plague being the actual bogeyman. Karloff plays Greek General Pherides and he's his usual solid self. Plus, Val Lewton not only produced but co-wrote this so that makes it definitely worth watching.

Yeah, I thought this was pretty solid moodiness, led by Karloff's strong performance.
Jul 11, 2017 3:34 AM
I did not see this one yet:

Logan Lucky


Ya know, maybe it only has one trick, but it's one trick I gotta see.
Jul 11, 2017 3:31 AM