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I watched The Quiet Ones for the first time last night. 3.5 out of 5, maybe.

I watched it during the day with my girlfriend. At home alone, at night, with the stereo going... probably would have creeped me out even more that way.

Interesting concept. I went into the movie blind but it worked for me. Think I jumped at least 3 or 4 times. Jump scares aren't really my thing but dammit, they got me a few times! Some other tense / creepy scenes too, and an interesting twist, Anyone else see it?

Jun 30, 2017 2:52 PM
I've used an emulator and ROMs for the NES. I no longer trust the save game batteries in Crystalis, Final Fantasy 1, and Dragon Warrior 2!

Never tried any from the 16 bit systems though.

The Wii Virtual Console has a HUGE collection of old games. Bigger even than what you can find on the Wii U. So if you can find a dusty old Wii for $40, that opens up a whole world of old games. If you hook it to a flatscreen with the red/blue/green cables the picture quality is actually rather nice.
Jun 22, 2017 5:50 PM
Blaster Master. Wow that was a long, hard game. How did anyone ever win it in one sitting?

My friend and I played the shit out of that game, alone and together, and we could never make it to the end.

A fun and unique game though!
Jun 22, 2017 2:13 PM
This is the god awful DVD of Prom Night that I have. It's old, so I doubt fans of the movie would encounter it today. But just to be safe, stay away from-

[li]Studio:?Echo Bridge Home Entertainment[/li]

[li]DVD Release Date:?September 4, 2007[/li]

[li][font="Amazon Ember", Arial, sans-serif]THE CULT CLASSIC THAT MADE MILLIONS IS BACK! And In Wide Screen![/font][/li]

Jun 22, 2017 1:58 PM
crumbsroomProm Night isn't a movie that needs any kind of upgrade. It's perfectly imperfect as it is.

When I think about it, I don't think I've ever met a single guy in my life who likes this movie. But I also have never dated a girl who didn't love it. Cause this guy here has standards.

Is this code for something very sad?

There's nothing sad about having long conversations into the night about how wonderful it is to live in a world that has given us Prom Night.

Then why can't I stop crying?

Maybe you got stuck with Slick as your prom date.


Nice find. I think that kid was the best part or the movie. :)

Jun 22, 2017 1:27 PM
I watched Scream for the first time since the VHS days. I enjoyed it. Good on its own, with lots of horror references. Prom Night (1980) being a main reference.

So I fired up Prom Night on DVD. Not that it bothers me much, but this is one of the worst looking DVDs I've ever seen. I thought the opening childhood shots had been filmed with a soft focus filter, but the whole movie went on to look just as grainy and low res. Oh well, I'm here for the movie, not the A/V quality.

Wow, I could NOT get into this one. I love 80s movies, and even a bad 80s movie can usually keep me interested due to the clothes, cars, music, and bad hair. But I just couldn't do this one. Some kids being jerks in the opening sequence. Too much disco. 30 year olds playing 18 year olds. A fat Elvis guy in a rape van who still manages to get a date. I swear 45 minutes went by with nothing scary happening. I didn't even make it to the end. Best moment- when the van flew of the cliff and exploded in mid air for no reason at all. BOOM!

My apologies if this is a revered cult classic. I tried. Maybe some of it is due to the complete lack of nostalgia. I never saw it back in the day.
Jun 21, 2017 5:00 PM

Those two are great. They don't get much time together, but it sure does work.
Jun 21, 2017 2:01 PM
Maybe it's silly, but Julia and Robbie in The Wedding Singer really work for me. They are so sweet with each other. Drew seems so young and innocent, and really in love. They have awkward moments, and funny moments, then eventually get to the romance.

For a more traditional answer, I'll go with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill. I love that moment where the two of them are in that park, reading the inscription on the bench-

[font=Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]"For June who loved this garden from Joseph who always sat beside her. Some people do spend their whole lives together."[/font]

And there will always be a soft spot in my heart for Jack and Rose. Love that scene where she in in that beautiful dress with the white gloves, and she comes down the stairs and sees Jack waiting for her.
Jun 21, 2017 1:35 PM
I've teared up from these.Some because they are sad, some because they are just such beautiful moments.

Titanic - lots of stuff towards the end, but even Rose telling her memories does it- "It's been 84 years and I can still smell the fresh paint."

25th Hour - that ending monologue is so incredible. As is the music.

Every man, woman, and child alive should see the desert one time before they die. Nothing at all for miles around. Nothing but sand and rocks and cactus and blue sky. Not a soul in sight. No sirens. No car alarms. Nobody honkin' atcha. No madmen cursing or pissing in the streets. You find the silence out there, you find the peace. You can find God. So we drive west, keep driving till we find a nice little town...

Berry Pepper and Philip Seymour Hoffman looking down at the remains of the World Trade Center is a great scene as well.

Rudy- When his parents start jumping up and down when they see their son on the field.

Deer Hunter- the moment in the bar where he is playing the piano and they quietly release nothing will ever be the same. And the ending sequence around the table.

Interstellar- Lots of dad and daughter stuff there.

Forrest Gump- "You died on a Saturday morning, and I had you place here, under our tree."

The Shawshank Redemption- Brooks. The opera scene. And the ending.

Return of the King- "My friends... you bow to no one." And the very end, with Frodo on the ship.

And damn it all, but when "Our Town" plays in the first Cars movie. And probably Wal-E, with the musical and the song and the hand holding.
Jun 19, 2017 5:19 PM
Did the pres just go a day or two without tweeting anything completely ignorant?
Jun 8, 2017 2:10 PM
Well Sunday was super hot and humid and it was Alien: Covenant time so off I went to the theater. Nice picture quality and sound, not much of a crowd. It was great. Movie was good too. Though I have a feeling that could be a controversial opinion!
Jun 5, 2017 7:45 PM
Usually I am pretty good about picking up references to paintings, but the Isle of the Dead one was a new one to me, so thanks RT.

The scene I am thinking off had her "safe" inside the city, and she was standing at a stone fountain that had some vines and plants growing all around it.

I think it was the same place where she died, and her head wound up floating in the fountain.
Jun 5, 2017 5:07 PM
And David getting the author of the poem wrong. Was that supposed to be like in 2001:ASO when HAL makes a mistake about the antenna going bad, and that one mistake starts screwing up his programming and driving him "crazy?"
Jun 5, 2017 3:06 PM
I saw Prometheus in the theater, and while I thought the 3D made for some beautiful shots, I walked out confused about the movie and annoyed at the dumb decisions some of the characters made.

Then a year or two passed and I saw the Blu-ray for $4, and I watched it again, at night, with the stereo cranked up. I tried to clear my mind and let go of all my previous hang ups, and watched the movie fresh. I liked it. I went out on the interwebs and read a bunch of theories on the movie, and quotes from the filmmakers, then watched it again. Now, I really like the movie, and all the different discussions and interpretations it inspired. It's not perfect, but I'm a big fan of Ridley Scott, so I'm going to count myself as a Prometheus fan.

Just saw Covenant over the weekend. I liked it and was happy with it. Some things that will stay with me-

-The crew on the ground, exploring the planet. One shot had the group looking very small against the huge forest backdrop. Reminded me of Apocalypse Now, when they get off the boat to look for mangos. Humans dwarfed by nature. And them moving along through the woods with M16 type rifles* also brought Vietnam to mind.

-When David first stepped out of the darkness, all cloaked up, firing that flare gun into the air. Their savior had arrived.

-The engineer city, and all the imagery associated with it. The place reminded me of Rome. The shot of the huge open forum / plaza and all of those dead bodies was epic, and called to mind the atomic bombs of World War II. The shot of the ship docking over the forum was great, as was the moment when the ship released its contents. The bodies piled up at the doors, just like in Prometheus, again bringing the Holocaust to mind.

-David down in his house of horrors, with all the drawings and experiments The notion of him being down there for a decade, all alone, cataloging the life that used to be on the planet. So creepy, and I wanted a better look at pretty much everything in the background of his lab. What he did to Shaw was horrific (shown only in drawings), and reminded me of something out of Hannibal (TV Show).

-The aliens bursting out of someone's back, or someone's throat. This was disgusting, and different. I wonder about the significance though, as they usually go bursting right out of the chest.

-David standing face to face with that, ugh, faceless alien. Nasty and creepy.

-[font=sans-serif]Rosenthal at that fountain with the vines and maybe some flowers. Reminded me of a painting, but I can't quite place it. Something related to a grotto?[/font]

*They rifles didn't bother me much. The M16 is already 55+ years old and still in use, and the ones in the movie looked upgraded. Eh, worked fine for me. I was OK with the solar panels going up and down. Micrometeorites are a real threat to our current space stations and satellites. I will admit that the "communications buffer" made no sense.
Jun 5, 2017 2:59 PM
I bought Elsa from Frozen for my daughter. She was really freaked out by the fact that Elsa had no mouth. In fact she didn't think it was cute at all until I drew a little smile on Elsa.

That's my one experience with Pop figures. ?Besides noticing that the video game store stocks about 1,000 of the things.
May 30, 2017 5:29 PM
Apex PredatorAnother one that I can think of that I saw was Quicksand. Mickey Rooney borrows a $20 from his job's register to show this high society girl a good time, but he gets caught up deep in crime, Peter Lorre, and cops. It's Okayish, but it does show the basics of noir.

Quicksand! Saw it once and kinda forgot about it, but I looked it up just now and want to see it again. I remember lots of nice shots of your typical noir locations- pawn shops, dive bars, diners, penny arcades, and the Santa Monica Pier.

Yep, I am digging up that DVD tonight. :)?
May 30, 2017 5:13 PM
Memorial Day has to be an awkward holiday for him, what with those five deferments and him calling McCain "not a war hero," plus that "I like people who weren't captured" line, which crapped all over McCains time as POW.

Good lawd, even his draft number was the best draft number. Only the finest draft numbers-

"But his Selective Service records, obtained from the National Archives, suggest otherwise. Mr. Trump had been medically exempted for more than a year when the draft lottery began in December 1969, well before he received what he has described as his phenomenal draft number."
May 30, 2017 4:59 PM
It seems like he got through the Memorial Day speeches WITHOUT talking about himself. I'm amazed.
May 30, 2017 4:52 PM
FiverI won't bore you with the details, but it usually involves the Staff of Ra, Nazis digging in the wrong spot, and snakes.

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?
May 30, 2017 4:43 PM
Great movie. Always makes me laugh. And so nasty in all the right ways. :)

And yeah, it does have a heart.
May 30, 2017 4:38 PM