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Black PhilipIt's gonna be hard to top Hacksaw Ridge. That was Mel in serious top level.

It was good in terms of how Mel handled the action and everything, but the storytelling was predictable and kind of bland. Still a good movie though.
Jul 21, 2017 3:56 AM
Nolan makes entertaining enough films. I mean, I don't hate any of his films that I've seen this far... Which is everything up until Interstellar, but I feel like the critics try to paint him as a great filmmaker. I don't think he has delivered a 5 star film as of yet though. I'm sure there is a lot of pressure on him to keep delivering big numbers at the box office, but perhaps he needs to take on a smaller project. Sometimes it seems like he wants to be Spielberg in terms of spectacle, but his films just don't stick with me emotionally.
Jul 21, 2017 3:55 AM
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Anthony HurleyLife isn't anything special. He decided to get out of it. It's sad for his family and friends.

[img]https://s25.postimg.org/pucb6ynxb/1218865.jpg[/img]

HAHA. No.
Jul 21, 2017 2:58 AM
Life isn't anything special. He decided to get out of it. It's sad for his family and friends.
Jul 20, 2017 8:14 PM
I enjoy it. It's far from perfect, but it had as great mood and everything. I hated it the first time I saw it though and I think it was because I expected it to be more buddy cop like.

I'd probably give it a 7.5/10 or so.
Jul 18, 2017 8:02 PM
Michael Gustafson
Feuer und EisStill waiting for The Abyss Blu-Ray as well. It feels like it's taken forever. I know Jim is a stickler when it comes to providing high quality visual fidelity, but I think it might have more to do with the peripheral nightmare he'll have to experience while compiling lost footage and "making of" documentaries. I distinctly remember cast and crew not getting along on that film (multiple near death experiences). Oddly enough, he appears to be more hands-on for this particular home video release than any of his other films.

Brick's Blu-Ray omission is questionable as it is relative cult classic, and was incredibly cheap to make (less than 1M). You'd think the studio/director would want to expand its accessibility to Blu-Ray format.

From what Rian Johnson has said, it's out of his hands basically. Focus has been really weird with the distribution of the film. There's a blu-ray and steelbook release in the U.K. and it makes me furious lol. I don't have a region free player... :/

I think that UK release might be OOP. I'm not 100% sure though.
Jul 18, 2017 12:44 AM
Rated NCC-1701I'm betting on Twilight Time to get it, since it's taken this long. They tend to acquire forgotten acclaimed films, and it's why I have Remains of the Day now.

That would suck... Twilight Time charges maximum prices and offers few features. Plus the limited number of copies they sell.

TT is Mill Creek with several times the sales price.
Jul 17, 2017 5:25 PM
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Janson JinnistanSince I see Takoma posting nearby, I want to go ahead and preempt some love for the fabulous Martin. ?See it if you haven't. ?Romero may have had some misfires, but he was far from a one-trick pony.

I just rewatched this two nights ago. For me I think it's his best.

I also think I finally just came around on his Dawn of the Dead. I don't know if it was a different cut I saw this time, or if I've just finally acclimatized to its own particular rhythms after about seven or eight failed watches, but I'm not at the point that I would call it a very good film. Still wouldn't make my top 50, like it does for many here, but at least I'm passed completely shrugging it off and being baffled at its mighty standing in the genre.

Dawn was my first favorite movie. I think I would say that I was 7 years old. I remember having my bag of toy guns and trying to reenact the movie in my front yard.
I kind of wish that George hadn't gone with the blue make up though.
Jul 17, 2017 12:47 AM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story.html

R.I.P.

This sucks.

Jul 16, 2017 9:26 PM
Michael GustafsonI recently wanted to purchase the film Brick on Blu-Ray but saw it was only released in the U.K. ?I found this very strange and odd, especially since Rian Johnson has become such a big name in the film industry. When will Brick get a proper Blu-Ray release? It's actually frustrating. Rian has blamed Focus for the lack of a domestic release and can't really do anything about the situation unfortunately.

Brick a long with Red Rock West, The Last Seduction and Hollywoodland are about the only 4 neo noirs that have yet to see a blu ray release.
I haven't seen Hollywoodland (even though I've only the DVD since it got in the 4 for 25 sale at blockbuster years back) but the others sure do deserve a release.
Jul 16, 2017 8:39 PM
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1981: Das Boot[/font]
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1982: The Verdict[/font]
[font='Source Sans Pro', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1983: The King of Comedy[/font]
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Jul 4, 2017 12:02 AM
Can you really count Carpenter since he is basically retired?
Jul 3, 2017 4:10 PM
I've already seen The Driver, Thief, Drive and most of QT's movies and so it feels as if I've already seen this movie.

I just don't have any excitement for it.
Jun 29, 2017 12:44 AM
FeckYarn, you know I'm not going to read any of that.

Anyway, don't listen to me. Ask Senator Rand Paul.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/dQpJnpr.jpg[/img]

It seems to me that maybe this argument works a tad better when you're against big government instead of being for more of it. Which actually DQ's many of the Republicans that say it also.
Jun 16, 2017 8:45 PM
I haven't been to the movie since Fury Road 2 years ago.

In fact, I've only seen 5 films that were made in the last year.

I watch more movies from the 40's-90's at this point. I guess it's because I'm getting older.

Actors today lack charisma and they don't have the personality that the older stars had.?
Jun 6, 2017 10:23 PM
I wonder what Carlin would say if he had lived to see Trump become President.
Jun 6, 2017 1:57 AM
Robin McDonald
Anthony Hurley
Robin McDonald
Anthony HurleyWe did a top 50 over at bluray.com and came up with this list:

1.Double Indemnity
2.Out of the Past
3.The Maltese Falcon
4.L.A. Confidential
5.The Third Man
6.Sunset Boulevard
7.Chinatown
8.The Big Sleep
9.The Night of the Hunter
10.The Big Heat
11.Touch of Evil
12.Vertigo
13.Strangers on a Train
14.Blade Runner
15.Sweet Smell of Success
16.The Killing
17.Shadow of a Doubt
18.In a Lonely Place
19.Laura
20.Memento
21.Mulholland Dr.
22.Kiss Me Deadly
23.The Killers
24.Murder, My Sweeet
25.The Asphalt Jungle
26.White Heat
27.No Country for Old Men
28.Blue Velvet
29.Seven
30.Drive
31.Gilda
32.Notorious
33.The Conversation
34.Rififi
35.Mildred Pierce
36.Fight Club
37.Night and the City
38.Blood Simple
39.The Postman Always Rings Twice
40.Taxi Driver
41.The Lost Weekend
42.Ace in the Hole
43.Sin City
44.The Lady from Shanghai
45.Road to Perdition
46.Detour
47.Key Largo
48.The Wages of Fear
49.Ride the Pink Horse
50.The Woman in the Window

Honorable mentions:

Body Heat
Brick
Criss Cross
John Wick
Leave Her to Heaven
Odd Man Out
Pickup on South Street
Pulp Fiction
Scarlet Street
To Live and Die in L.A.

I can't even acknowledge a list that does not have Gun Crazy on it. I don't really respect the critic Tomatometer when it comes to
classics. They tend to rate way over how good the movie actually is. Key Largo and Strangers on a Train and maybe even Gilda being a prime examples. But Gun Crazy is also at 97 percent and belongs there more than Brick. But preferably in the top 50

Honestly, I'd never heard of it until you mentioned it.I'll check it out.

Sadly, it doesn't seem to have a blu ray release.

I just have the DVD. I like a blu ray if its all remastered. There are some amazing ones. Gun Crazy is ?little on the exploitation side so I didn't need it to be?
pristine. I just remember it standing out as one of my more enjoyable and surprising noir nights .

There is a new label called Classicflix and it sounds like a movie they would get around to releasing.
It appears that the rights to the film belong to Warner Brothers. That's probably a big reason for no blu ray release.
Jun 3, 2017 1:08 PM
Robin McDonald
Anthony HurleyWe did a top 50 over at bluray.com and came up with this list:

1.Double Indemnity
2.Out of the Past
3.The Maltese Falcon
4.L.A. Confidential
5.The Third Man
6.Sunset Boulevard
7.Chinatown
8.The Big Sleep
9.The Night of the Hunter
10.The Big Heat
11.Touch of Evil
12.Vertigo
13.Strangers on a Train
14.Blade Runner
15.Sweet Smell of Success
16.The Killing
17.Shadow of a Doubt
18.In a Lonely Place
19.Laura
20.Memento
21.Mulholland Dr.
22.Kiss Me Deadly
23.The Killers
24.Murder, My Sweeet
25.The Asphalt Jungle
26.White Heat
27.No Country for Old Men
28.Blue Velvet
29.Seven
30.Drive
31.Gilda
32.Notorious
33.The Conversation
34.Rififi
35.Mildred Pierce
36.Fight Club
37.Night and the City
38.Blood Simple
39.The Postman Always Rings Twice
40.Taxi Driver
41.The Lost Weekend
42.Ace in the Hole
43.Sin City
44.The Lady from Shanghai
45.Road to Perdition
46.Detour
47.Key Largo
48.The Wages of Fear
49.Ride the Pink Horse
50.The Woman in the Window

Honorable mentions:

Body Heat
Brick
Criss Cross
John Wick
Leave Her to Heaven
Odd Man Out
Pickup on South Street
Pulp Fiction
Scarlet Street
To Live and Die in L.A.

I can't even acknowledge a list that does not have Gun Crazy on it. I don't really respect the critic Tomatometer when it comes to
classics. They tend to rate way over how good the movie actually is. Key Largo and Strangers on a Train and maybe even Gilda being a prime examples. But Gun Crazy is also at 97 percent and belongs there more than Brick. But preferably in the top 50

Honestly, I'd never heard of it until you mentioned it.I'll check it out.

Sadly, it doesn't seem to have a blu ray release.
Jun 3, 2017 2:41 AM
We did a top 50 over at bluray.com and came up with this list:

1.Double Indemnity
2.Out of the Past
3.The Maltese Falcon
4.L.A. Confidential
5.The Third Man
6.Sunset Boulevard
7.Chinatown
8.The Big Sleep
9.The Night of the Hunter
10.The Big Heat
11.Touch of Evil
12.Vertigo
13.Strangers on a Train
14.Blade Runner
15.Sweet Smell of Success
16.The Killing
17.Shadow of a Doubt
18.In a Lonely Place
19.Laura
20.Memento
21.Mulholland Dr.
22.Kiss Me Deadly
23.The Killers
24.Murder, My Sweeet
25.The Asphalt Jungle
26.White Heat
27.No Country for Old Men
28.Blue Velvet
29.Seven
30.Drive
31.Gilda
32.Notorious
33.The Conversation
34.Rififi
35.Mildred Pierce
36.Fight Club
37.Night and the City
38.Blood Simple
39.The Postman Always Rings Twice
40.Taxi Driver
41.The Lost Weekend
42.Ace in the Hole
43.Sin City
44.The Lady from Shanghai
45.Road to Perdition
46.Detour
47.Key Largo
48.The Wages of Fear
49.Ride the Pink Horse
50.The Woman in the Window

Honorable mentions:

Body Heat
Brick
Criss Cross
John Wick
Leave Her to Heaven
Odd Man Out
Pickup on South Street
Pulp Fiction
Scarlet Street
To Live and Die in L.A.
Jun 2, 2017 12:54 AM
DeschainIt seems to me like a beanie baby situation where they were created to be collectible. It seems like the laziest possible way to be collectible too. Just have generally one kind of mold of a big headed baby (with a few exceptions) and make it look like different pop culture characters. And they push it so hard. Geek shows ad them on the show, there's ads all over Newburyport Comics for them. They give them away for free in studio audiences.

I don't get it. I don't like the way they look. They aren't something I'd want to display in my home. I'm not buying into the hype of these things at all. What am I missing? Someone explain why these are so popular.

Seeing 30-35 year old men collecting these things is just strange to me.
May 27, 2017 6:51 PM