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Spencie ReturnsI loved that Hamm, who actually seemed to like and appreciate Baby, ended up being the "big bad", who I assumed would be Kevin Spacey.

He did like and appreciate Baby. He was also a vicious killer. After being properly motivated by loss, his energy was directed at Baby.

Which is what made their final standoff so much more powerful than it would of been had Jamie Fox been the final threat.

I also really enjoyed Fox's pre-heist method of building a narrative that paints himself as a victim taking back what's his. That was a neat little touch.

Oh, and the Michael Myers bit was hilarious.
Jul 17, 2017 8:24 PM
It might have been straightforward and lacking the density that Cornetto Trilogy offered, but Baby Driver was a blast. I'm so glad I caught this in theaters. Call me a fanboy, but Edgar Wright doesn't know how to make a mistake. I can't add much more than what's already been covered in this thread, but what I appreciated most was how it subverted my expectations as to the hierarchy of the villains. I loved that Hamm, who actually seemed to like and appreciate Baby, ended up being the "big bad", who I assumed would be Kevin Spacey. I also enjoyed the reveal that despite using him for his own gains, Spacey did harbor paternal feelings for the kid.

I have quite a hard on for musically driven action sequences, so actually revolving the plot around it was just gold. My favorite part of the whole movie is when Baby keeps the robbers from leaving the car until the beat drops.

And I don't see how anyone could dislike The World's End, or even feel apathetic towards it. That shit is brilliant.
Jul 17, 2017 7:38 PM
Jul 17, 2017 6:06 PM
My roommate is a huge fan and has a tattoo of George Romero as a Zombie, I'm surprised I hadn't already heard about this from him. The man's a legend, shame he's gone. I still need to see Day of the Dead.
Jul 17, 2017 5:45 PM
In no particular order, but I like the template. Why are none of you using the goddamn template?!?

1. Bedazzled
2. The New Guy
3. Along Came Polly
4. Malibu's Most Wanted
5. Tomb Raider
6. Fred Claus
7. Godzilla vs. Gigan
8. The Fintstones
9. The Santa Clause 2
10. The Santa Clause

These are just the ones I can think of. I'm sure there's plenty more.
Jul 16, 2017 4:55 PM
MadManI have always been a fan of Mothra. I still need to see the 1962 self titled film. I have seen Godzilla vs Mothra.

Have you seen Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster? It follows Godzilla vs. Mothra and looks to be the inspiration/model for the upcoming Godzilla (2014) sequel. It's neat because it's the movie where Godzilla turns face and saves the day. It also introduces Ghidorah as a destructive badass that the Earth monsters can't handle alone. Mothra's pretty important in that one, too.
Jul 16, 2017 8:52 AM
Honestly, I just ended up watching your Batman & Robin '66 mashup again. I love that shit. Subscribed, though.
Jul 15, 2017 9:00 PM
Evan SolomonThor has arrived. Now then, Spencie. There are sevaral films one needs to see if you are a fan of the genre. The first is something I recommend to everyone and is a truly great film that has essentially become lost in the West; Atragon. This is a masterpiece 1962 Honda epic about a Japanese Admiral who went into hiding during WWII to build an advanced Nuclear Submarine. When the lost civilization of Mu resurfaces to declare war on the surface with an Earthquake machine and a Giant-Serpent God, the Captain's submarine is the only thing that can save the world, if only his daughter could convince him to not take revenge on America first. It sounds ridiculous, but it's a great film about honor and jingoism and has amazing SFX. Do not feel guilty about downloading this illicitly as the only release of this Toho film in the West has been out of print for a decade.

I would also recommend the horror film Honda made called Matango, which was insanely ahead of it's time. You'll love it if you like The Thing.

Frankenstein vs. Baragon is a Hammer film meets Toho and it's sequel, War of the Gargantuas is even better.

If you want something more modern and not Toho, Go with the Gamera trilogy of the 90's. Amazing movies, directed by the guy who did GMK. Daiei also put out Daimajin in the 80's, which is a dark trilogy about a Daikaiju that takes place in Feudal Japan.

The movies I have listed are in order from most essential to least essential. Atragon is not as good as Matango, though, it just deserves its time in the sun whereas Matango is often lauded just about everywhere. There's Toho's Space War films like Mysterians and Battle in Outer Space as well, if you're into that thing. Mysterians was Moguera's first appearance. If you want a goofier Kaiju film, try Toho's Dogorah or Space Amoeba.

Thanks, I've made a list. The only one's you've listed that I've already seen are the first Daimajin and the beginning of the '90s Gamera trilogy. I'll probably jump on War of the Gargantuas first since it came with my copy of Rodan. I'll definitely look into Atragon since you hold it in such high esteem, and Matango sounds straight up my alley. I've noticed those mushroom monsters in promotional art before.

Are the space war films almost like Destroy All Monsters without the monsters? I honestly thought the space crew was the most interesting part of DAM and was left underwhelmed at the whole thing considering the praise. Ghidorah fighting Toho's entire roster at once seemed a little one sided.

It's interesting to know that the GMK director was behind the newer Gamera movies, and that Moguera appeared before Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. I assumed he was just a watered down MechaGodzilla from the previous film.
Jul 15, 2017 8:53 PM
1.) I personally don't know if television gets any better than The Venture Bros.

2.) Breaking Bad is probably my favorite, concluded television series.
Jul 15, 2017 3:27 AM
Black PhilipIt's all about King Geedorah, The Three Headed Monster. Cause he has three menacing heads.

Ghidorah was always my favorite, I hope he retains his alien origins in the King of the Monsters. It'll be awesome to see a modern rendition where he's not constantly suffering from an epileptic fit.
Jul 14, 2017 5:22 AM
I believe in John Dumbear
Like I believe in love
I believe in John Dumbear
And everything he does
There's no question, in my mind
That he does exist
Just like love, I know he's there
Waiting to be missed

Jul 14, 2017 5:06 AM
I'm basically activating the Hipster Thor signal with this thread.

I've been on Godzilla binge for the last few weeks and have narrowed my blind spot down to three movies; Ebirah, Megalon and Return of Godzilla. I can't get enough of this stuff. I'd always had affection for Godzilla, but it's nice to be able to compare the different eras, with Showa being the most consistent and fun. The Heisei era has higher highs and lower lows, with the Millennium movies generally just being "alright" aside from a gem or two.

I love both of the newer incarnations of Godzilla, leaving me enthusiastic about the upcoming Monsterverse. I hope Shin Godzilla stays a standalone, and I'm pretty "meh" on the upcoming Godzilla: Monster Planet project.

Has Godzilla's resurgence (no pun intended) rekindled anyone else's love for the G-Man? Where does RT stand on Kaiju films in general? Also, where should I start digging once I'm out of Godzilla movies to watch? Aside from Mothra and Rodan, I haven't seen much of Toho's non-Godzilla output.
Jul 14, 2017 4:59 AM
I prefer Bojack to Rick & Morty. I love 'em both, but Rick & Morty is a lot more hit or miss. Bojack is way more emotionally consistent and hits me harder.
Jul 11, 2017 3:42 PM
Moana - *7.5 out of 10*

Visually stunning and fun, but hyped up so much that it disappointed me.

The Lego Batman Movie - *8 out of 10*

An unexpected treat. Frenetically insane, but actually funny and engaging. The actual thematic elements are little on the nose, but it is a Lego movie. Joker's arc with Batman is a blast.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - *6 out of 10*

Mindless fluff, but more tolerable than the first and surprisingly faithful toward Rocksteady and Bebop (the two characters that enticed me in the first place).

John Wick - *8.5 out 10*

Lovely gun violence. It's always fun to see Keanu Reeves used properly.

John Wick: Chapter 2 - *7 out of 10*

A pleasant retread of the first.

Rise of the Animals - *N/A out of 10*

I don't even know how to objectively rate such nonsense. It's like an intentional train-wreck that I couldn't look away from.

Godzilla vs. Mothra: Battle for Earth - *6 out of 10*

Colorful Godzilla flick, but pretty weak overall. The monster action is lacking and I'm not a fan of Battra. A rare Godzilla movie where the people are more interesting than the monsters.
Jul 10, 2017 6:55 PM
Y'all know me, know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.
Jul 7, 2017 7:42 AM
I will say, there's a moment in The Ridiculous 6 where Rob Schneider rides in on a donkey and knocks Harvey Keitel's head off with a shovel. It made me feel better about having watched the rest.
Jul 4, 2017 5:36 PM

You're welcome to watch his Netflix movies if you don't believe me.
Jul 4, 2017 7:47 AM
I'd say the saucy Game of Thrones scenes ended several seasons ago. Most of the sex in Westeros for the last few years has been pretty fucked up. Well, except for Sam. Sam's both a gentleman and a scholar.
Jul 4, 2017 12:14 AM