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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2018, 07:43:00 PM »
Great takes.

The Spy Who Loved Me. (1977)

First Bond film I saw. Therefore alltime classic. Everyone's first Bond film is an alltime classic. Man, as soon as I saw the opening skiing stunt it all came back to me, 1977, that shit blew my mushroom dick right the fuck off back then.

Big improvement in pyrotechnics too. And gadgetry. The underwater Lotus is alltime #1 Bond gadget. God I can still rememebr the mini stiffy I had for that thing as a sprog

Moore is still too mannequin-stiff to look like he'd win any fistfight though.

Can recall henchman "Jaws" scaring the crap out of me as a kid but wft now he just looks like a gimpy, bad-dental, no-cardio rugby lock forward.

This is my personal favorite Bond film. To be frank, I find a lot of the Sean Connery ones rather dull, and am totally partial to the antics of Roger Moore.

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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2018, 12:44:16 AM »
yeah Moore had some slick comic timing, i7ll give him that

Octopussy (1983)

Some pretty sweet racist colonial tropes trotted out in good old India in this one. Harems, curry gags, king cobras, more harem hotties, sword swallowers, bit more harem action. Still, at least they had some fun and camp gaggery with the Bond narrative.

Couldnt tell if Octopussy herself was a goodie or a baddie for most of the film, and refuse to think about it, not in a Bond film. I'm here for gadgets, theme tunes, sexy conquests, car chases and a 72-course banquet of casual objectification of all them gorgeous womens.
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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2018, 01:00:21 AM »
View To a Kill (1985)

This film is a bit tired and shit. The patterns are getting increasingly transparent. In this one Grace Jones plays the exact same part as Jaws part, the baddie who gets wronged by the super baddie and becomes a goodie and dies to save James.

Breakthrough for Bond franchise though; they gave the megaspunk babe a science brain. "Womens Lib" they called it. Plus James didnt even root her til the last scene.

36% on Rotten T. Rog Moore is wayy past it here. FFS I could totally kick his arse in this one. Could in all of them really. 65 kg lightweight.

1985? Looks more like 1980 to me. Don't tell me my teen years were spent being bored titless in such a tinpot environ. It really was boring as fuck before the internet came along. Shit, imagine being born one of these "millenial" sooks with the internet right fucken there. Internet grot, ffs, I would've started wanking at the age of 3 instead of fucken 5.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2018, 09:43:35 AM »
(sighs) alright, if this is what people are into...

Spring Breakers

Really good, big budget soft-core porn.

I watch about 10 movies a year. I think I'm ruined on movies. I enjoyed all the slickly-packaged Girls Gone Wild-type titillation. As far as some sort of existential statement on society or whatever they were going for here, I don't know. Maybe that's not what they were going for. Why am I writing this? I don't have a clue. Do you enjoy watching ex-Disney channel starts prancing around in thongs? Sure. Do you like James Franco? I don't care. Are there betters ways I could be spending my time? YES. That's why I see about 10 movies a year. You Hollywood Nihilists won't get me.

(watched a lot of James Bond with my pa when I was little, btw. Don't believe it would hold my attention for 5 min. now. I seriously think something of myself was lost somewhere along the way. Not trying to be pretentious. maybe getting older is just a process of stripping that leaves you a joyless shell. it happened to my old man. Ha ha! WHAT FUN!)


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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2018, 09:48:11 PM »
Don't believe it would hold my attention for 5 min. now.
yeah, confession time, I couldnt give a toss about James Boned. i just watch this shit cos i'm a lazy drongo who can't be fucked moving off the sofa and the weird differentness of the 60's/70's, pastel grottos, the bonkers different planet unreality of the attitudes to wommen is so bizarro. Can see the prevailing early 70's mindset that led to my old man trying to fuck everything that moved while he was still married. It was cool. It was in the movies. He even took me around to their places ffs. Dipshit.

The Living Daylights (1987)

"Timothy Dalton" "TIMOTHY DALTON"? Who the fuck is this weasel-eyed cunt? This wooden wiener is about as suave as goddamn cock cancer. Compared to his illustrious predecessors, messrs Connery and Moore, he looks like he bought his clothes in the fucking supermarket.

"Timothy Dalton". May as well be Tomoko fucken Dildostein for all he's got to do with my Bond franchise. HowTF did he even pass the screen test? His dad must be the goddamn director.

Did the dishes. Read up on the footy. Basically stalled until this bland Where's Wally twat got OFF my telly.
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2018, 12:47:47 AM »
Licence To Kill (1989)

Mustve been big budget, totalling all them Kenworth trucks. Quite a good installment, 77% on RT, although did seem a bit big-budget Miami Vice episode at times. Started getting used to ol' funless lizard-face Timothy Dalton. I don't like change.

Fuck knows why 007 kept lusting after Bianca Patrone-Eyebrowthon when Bobcut Boobazoids was such a keeper.
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2018, 11:48:57 AM »
Movies are like a bulwark against anxiety and depression for me so Iíve been watching quite a lot lately. Few good ones.

In the Cut: Jane Campion erotic neonoir in which Meg Ryan convincingly portrays a badass femme fatale. Very sexy. Very, very sexy. 9/10

Halloween 4, the Return of Michael Myers & Halloween 5, The Revenge: saw these both consecutively and theyíre both solid. 8/10

Nightmare on Elm Street 4, the Dream Master and Nightmare on Elm Street 5, The Dream Child: my favorite horror franchise retains its appeal through the years. There really arenít slasher movies from this era on this imaginative scale except maybe Hellraiser. The fourth one contains the water bed sequence, which goes from erotic to gruesome in like a nanosecond. 10/10

Hereditary: wow, holy shit! This is some next-level tragedy porn. The extremity of horror these days is endurance. The subject is pain. Pushes our willingness to deal with difficult material more than any satanic paranormal shit. Feels cursed. 10/10

Ted, I liked Spring Breakers. Harmony Korine is living in Miami now, and only wants to make Florida movies. His next one is the Beach Bum, much of it filmed in the keys, and features Matthew McConaughey rubbing his genitals on people. Should be a fun ride.

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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2018, 08:24:23 PM »
Jane Campion
my little sis learned filmaking from her in Niew Zllnd. learned some book shit from her too. sis is a nerd lecturer now in straya. written newpaper stuff/books etc too about films or femdom studies or some crap. meanwhile I publish photo essays on the internets about gunston funeral homes read by 3 people a year #black_sheep
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2018, 07:03:38 PM »
Jane Campion
my little sis learned filmaking from her in Niew Zllnd. learned some book shit from her too. sis is a nerd lecturer now in straya. written newpaper stuff/books etc too about films or femdom studies or some crap. meanwhile I publish photo essays on the internets about gunston funeral homes read by 3 people a year #black_sheep

Iím a softie for romantic melodrama like The Piano. Itís the tension and adventurism of the starcrossed. Something of the forbidden. Talk about femdom, Campion uses almost exclusively women technicians on her films. Go figure. Fuck do the color palettes make me glad not to be blind.

Hey now, we do the book, storm the pantheon of humorists, then we get the meeting with NBC for the exclusive rights to Seinfeld 2020, and are honored as the geniuses of our time. Some of us live for these photo essays!


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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2018, 11:32:26 PM »
Matthew McConaughey was great in Paperboys

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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2018, 02:53:17 AM »
The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Oh great, the Pierce Brosnan as James Bond era. Just bloody great. Another dandy fop.

Actually though, I thought he was pretty great. Far more agile than old Rog. And with some wit about him. Plus he looks suave in a suit. A far better Bond than dipshit, lizard-faced, Beavis-browed Timmeh Dullton. Savile Row? Timmeh was wearing shit from fucken Woolworths.

Little skinhead Begby was quite a solid wee baddie in this one.

current Boned ranking:

Connery
Daniel Craig
Brosnan
Rog
Lazenby?
Niven?
everyone who ever failed a Bond audition
Mork from Ork
Frank Spencer
Timmeh
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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2018, 02:59:52 AM »
Die Another Day (2002)

As with last film, looks like they blew a bumload of the budget on the opening action scene. Fahhk, you wouldnt want to be 5 minutes late to the lido, all the flash bang was done before the opening credits even rolled.

A decent sneering baddie in Gustav, although he had a bit of the over-the-top Flashheart character from Blackadder about him.

Haile Berry's boobs were a couple of under-utilized assets in this film. They should've had more prominent roles in a casual, slow-paced setting iHomo. Although ffs, once she opens her trap she's not exactly Sir Alec Guiness in the oratory department.
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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2018, 11:18:54 PM »
Sunday interpassive movie binge. I subcompartmentalize movies in the midst of doing other stuff because there's lots of stuff I haven't seen and I'm a sleep deprived workaholic.

Flatliners: Pretty awesome. Kiefer Sutherland declares it's a good day to die and then ironically learns this isn't the case. 8/10

Society: Watched this 'cos I saw it juxtaposed with Night of the Demons, a stone camp classic, in Brian Alan Ellis's instagram story. I'm not surprised he's got good taste in horror movies. This is both gross and really sexy. Clearly prefigures a lot in the body horror genre. Significant. 10/10

Mandy: Slow burn. Nicolas Cage snorts cocaine off a shard of glass in this movie, He later gets in a chainsaw battle. There's a love story, and other actors, but Cage drowns them all out, reminds us why he's probably the most fun actor to work with. Like Mad Max/ Escape from New York but with Tarkovsky vibes. 9/10

The Number 23: silly convoluted to self parody with one dumb twist movie, but I found Jim Carrey's voice over narration helpful. It's funny, intentionally or not, and Jim Carrey. 7/10

Hellraiser in 35mm: Definitely benefits from a theatrical viewing. A bad news box unleashes a Shakespearean id fucker about sublimated daddy issues and BDSM. So quotable I went home and tweeted the script. 10/10

Sprague, help me rectify my ongoing affront to the Scots by directing me to the best Sean Connery Bond.

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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2018, 12:50:22 AM »
Sprague, help me rectify my ongoing affront to the Scots by directing me to the best Sean Connery Bond.
Depends on what you want from your Boned films. They all look a bit daft and tinpot compared to the hyperspeed wallop of today's fare.

Me, I want horrifically outdated sexism (from a purely anthropological viewpoint of course) with Boned trying to root anything that moves 3 seconds after first laying eyes on them.

also, "awesome" gadgets (which, looking back, are so shit they're cute)

also, wacky 70's decor and those huge drug trip rooms

That's it really. Couldnt give a fuck about the story.

I find those really old films/telly shows almost implausibly relaxing. It really does continually hit home while watching that it was like a different planet back then. "I Dream of Jeannie" is another daft telly show I can watch for hours.

Think Connery made about 7, of which the last 2 were shit. Dr No, the first, had Ursula Andress, who instantly made me forget I was even watching a movie in the first place. Think I missed half the film after rushing off to wikipedia to read up on this goddess who deigned to briefly visit our planet from a celestial realm upon high.

Best would probably be Goldfinger, although its been a while since I saw it. Oddjob etc.
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2018, 06:06:29 PM »
I watched Dr. No and have virtually zero recollection except being bored. Not at all unlikely that Iím wrong and was just poorly disposed. Iíll check out Goldfinger.

Pieces: slasher classic with lots of gore and boobs. Worthy of Leatherfaceís company. 10/10