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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2018, 10:27:00 AM »
Hellbound: Hellraiser II: Arguably the best in the series. Goes deeper into the rabbit hole of that freaky dimension, bigger budget, more violent, with unbelievable striking imagery. 10/10

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth: awesome. Biggest bloodbath of them all. The stage being the city, and the war themes make this a special entry in the series. Lags a bit in the third act double anti-climax. 9/10

Hellraiser: Bloodline: just awful. The Cloud Atlas of these movies. Ponderous, and seemingly written by a tourist in Barkerís vision. 2/10
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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2018, 12:28:09 AM »
had a peek at imbd, that looks way too terrifying for me



Casino Royale (2006)

CGI era kicks in. Daniel Craig takes advantage, opening action scene, woah, that thrilling hi-speed fancy dan camera shit never happened in the doofusland 70's instalments. Took Craig all of 30 minutes to supplant Connery as alltime #1 Bond. Fast, athletic, even got some wee beach muscles in there. Bit wooden with the sook scenes but fuck that shit anyway. 94% on RT. Timothy Dalton? GTFO. Timothy fucking Dalton. They may as well have had Stevie fucken Hawking as 007 instead of that charisma-bypassed vanilla git.
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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2018, 01:53:05 AM »
Quantum of Solace (2008)

Only 65% on RT. Too much thinky thinky from the start. WFT was going on. Not here for thinky. Plus the whole new fad of choppy hyperspeed action camera work just gave my wanger eye tourettes. Just slow the fuck down. The clankily analogue pedestrian 70's stuff was more fun.

Add in all the double-crossing in this one, who's who, who's on first, is Bernard from Westworld a robot or not, ffs, I was half checked out from early on.
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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2018, 01:09:53 AM »
Skyfall (2008)

Epic instalment. 92%. The 70's tinpot days may as well have been last century. Oh. They were. Anyway, they cut out the epileptic hyperspeed action camera work but it was still intense as hell and the blonde simian baddie was ALL-TIME. No wonder he was so butthurt though, Judi Dench kind of left him out to dry by trading the poor cunt for 6 first round draft picks at some stupid spyswap

Dench and Bond were so good together, absolutely British, stiff upper lip right to the morbid end, none of that cloying sickly sentimentality that the seppos traffic in with so much weepy abandon.

Spectre (2012)

more awesome shit. The polite kraut from Inglourious Basterds was almost too polite as the baddie though.

so, in oversight, having just watched about 57 Boned films in 4 weeks, the 60's was a huge deal, 70's poured in the budget $$ to be the It thing with Rog, 80's it was supplanted by Star Wars/Indy Jones etc, 90's killed by Matrix/Potter etc when the whole series took a backseat as just another film thing, hardly helped by anachronistic views on wimmen as being some sort of decorative dolly bird raffle prizes, then this century still ekeing out the franchise, CGI helped with the action shit, but not enough as a cultural thing, theyre still painted into a corner as that quaint old thing pottering away in the shadow of Transformers/Marvel epics.

so basically, came out of the gate charging in the 60's, rode the contrails to superstardom in the 70's and then, by 1979, having been killed as a cultural touchstone by Star Wars, flapped about with some slick further instalments but really just playing out the string.
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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2018, 06:06:16 PM »

Casino Royale (2006)

CGI era kicks in. Daniel Craig takes advantage, opening action scene, woah, that thrilling hi-speed fancy dan camera shit never happened in the doofusland 70's instalments. Took Craig all of 30 minutes to supplant Connery as alltime #1 Bond. Fast, athletic, even got some wee beach muscles in there. Bit wooden with the sook scenes but fuck that shit anyway. 94% on RT. Timothy Dalton? GTFO. Timothy fucking Dalton. They may as well have had Stevie fucken Hawking as 007 instead of that charisma-bypassed vanilla git.

Top 5 Bond film for me. Somehow slightly underrated oughts era thriller.

Weekend Seasonal Halloween Horror Autumn Slash 2018 binge edition:

Sleepaway Camp: Holy shit. Most knee-bucklingly startling ending in 80s horror. Full of John Waters-esque flourishes. The anti-Friday the 13th. Personal. 10/10

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers: Faithful to the original's tone with a bit more nudity. Capitalizes on the og's delicious twist. 8/10

Child's Play: Chucky's still upper echelon horror animatronics/puppeteering. 8/10

Nosferatu the Vampyre: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz in a Herzog-directed, written, and produced slow burn about the Black Plague and the soul of vampirism that's gorgeous with a poetic script. 10/10

Once Upon a Time in America: Saw this for Shabbat Shalom, in memory of those old dearly departed Jews. One of the best movies. The Doctor Zhivago of gangster flicks? With Once Upon a Time in the West and then this, Leone cemented himself, in my mind, as one of the GOATs. The obverse rape scenes in this are fucking fascinating. 10/10

Hush: Pretty stylish modern slasher with a clever conceit. Lots of movement. Effective. 8/10

Cube: Pretty shite pretentious and badly acted film with a confounding cult status. The premise is cool, but it gets buried in its convolution and woodenness. 4/10

Teeth: A woman with a hungry pussy chews and spits dicks out, and other things. Tonally gifted movie. Nice digression into the theological provenance of the theme. Strong 8/Weak 9/10

RIP FilmStruck

Carnival of Souls: Hallucinatory big dumb twist movie that's pretty grand. Felt like a significant lacuna. Eerie, mounting terror. 10/10

The Ear: Czech nerve-shredder about surveillance. 10/10

I Walked With a Zombie: The first use of zombie? Tourner was a master of cheap props and set designs. Remarkable how effective this remains. 10/10

Day of the Dead: Slow, but probably the best of the Living Dead series. The gore in the third act can't be topped. 10/10

Return of the Living Dead: Fun, punky movie. 8/10

Vamp: Wow! 10/10

The Stuff: Classic. 10/10

Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight: Still good and gory and fun. Abundant nudity and judeochristian stuff 8/10

Lisa and the Devil: Mario Bava's most extravagant pageant. Was shamefully ripped off with the same lead actress and a tacked on Exorcist plot after the success of the Exorcist in House of Exorcism. Hadn't seen the original until now.  10/10

The Curse: Lovecraft movie with a lot of weird yokels. Interesting but not scary. 7/10

Saw a buncha other shit that maybe I'll save for posterity. Maybe not though.






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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2018, 06:10:05 PM »
Damn that is a lot of movies.

Don't think I've ever watched a horror movie all the way through. The Omen? Exorcist?

We don't get them non-mainstreame filme on our cable film channeles. And I'm fucked if I'm going to sit at the computer to watch a movie
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Re: What movies have you viewed recently?
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2018, 01:17:16 PM »
Damn that is a lot of movies.

Don't think I've ever watched a horror movie all the way through. The Omen? Exorcist?

We don't get them non-mainstreame filme on our cable film channeles. And I'm fucked if I'm going to sit at the computer to watch a movie

The Omen and The Exorcist are pretty bool. The former has one of most frightening overtures of its time and all time. The latter speaks for itself; nice gateway to Blatty's other work.

You'd have to care as much about filmes as you do recordes, but I take it you don't, so won't go there unsolicited. If you want to watch the non-mainstremme, you got to invest in some equipment.

Hope you're having a SPOOKtacular Halloween over there in the Land of the Rising Sun.

CONT.

RIP FilmStruck

House: Japan's answer to Jaws only sharks don't eat Asians so it's a ghost story. Screenplay was written by the director's daughter, who was 12 or so at the time. Kanye if you're reading this, you oughta sample the theme. A mashup of martial arts, ingenious special effects, WWII ruminations, madcap fun. 10/10

I Was a Teenage Zombie: Nice soundtrack opening with the Fleshtones. Cut from the same bolt of cloth as other punk crossovers like Return of the Living Dead, Repo Man, etc. Loud, low-budget, kind of wistful. 8/10

Demon Seed: Fuck yeah, who knew Dean Koontz could spawn a great mindfucker of a horror movie. An advanced AI tries to impregnate a female host. Lurid visuals and voice-overs ensue. Gem. 10/10

The Leopard Man: Nothing like a Val Lewton/ Tourner collision. These movies lead you more bizarre places than almost anything of the time. 10/10

The Faculty: Bodysnatchers premise in a high school. Robert Rodriguez does his paint by numbers gross thing, the script as cheeky as one would expect from the Scream writer. Overall, a good ride. 8/10

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« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2018, 04:58:01 PM »
The Omen
one of most frightening overtures of its time and all time.
Somehow, back in those neglectful laissez faire parenting days of the 1970's, I wound up in the lido and saw the Omen when it came out. Just checked Rotten Tomatoes, it wouldve been 1976. I was 7.
It scared the UNHOLY LIVING FUCKING SHIT out of me. I was absolutely riveted and, being 7, and seeing Damien, and the 666, and being completely bereft of the capacity for critical thinking at the age of 7,
I believed every fuckign word of it.

Oh fuck, let me just reiterate, it rattled the HELL out of me.

Don't recall going to the cinema before then.

Don't tell me that was my first ever movie. FFS.
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