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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
« on: February 09, 2017, 10:03:37 AM »
http://www.blu-ray.com/John-Wick-Chapter-2/576669/#Review

I can't decide whether to see this first, or the Lego Batman movie. Why I can't I watch both simultaneously?

Flip a coin or just cut the good choices and go for the bad (Fifty Shades Darker).

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 06, 2017, 03:18:46 PM »
The Warriors - 4/5

I own the Ultimate Directors Cut which is possibly the worst version of the film. Got myself a copy of the original released DVD of the film and what a revelation that this exists in a digital format.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: IMDb discontinuing it's message boards
« on: February 03, 2017, 02:30:59 PM »
Although there is a case to be said that some of the boards were useful in actual discussion (I haven't seen any but is the evidence of absence the absence of evidence?). From what I have seen, it always looked like a cesspool of people calling each other idiots.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 03, 2017, 12:01:45 PM »
The Killers (1964) - 6.5/10

Don Siegel's charmingly unpolished piece features a lot of known faces doing their cheese-best and very HC third-grade acting (it could pass for a falsetto, almost) and a plot so full of nonsense and holes it almost makes you think it was done on purpose. But it all is kinda entertaining, if for anything then for the fact that it confirms that old saying: the worst actors make the best presidents.

Always enjoyed that last shot of a real drunken Lee Marvin stumbling and falling on the grass.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 02, 2017, 10:35:35 AM »
loved this, one of my favorites all year. Long for its genre and lack of plot? For sure, but I was never bored.

It all went downhill when they starting driving in a car rapping along to 'Rapper's Delight'. That scene goes on and on then the movie started going on and on. Glad someone can enjoy it and a shame I couldn't.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:05:20 PM »
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - 7/10. Just watched the new UK blu and it looks fabulous. Lots of extras, many of them made in 2002 (was there some kind of DVD special edition that came out then?). One is a documentary from a French woman who goes in search of Laurie Zimmer, the film's lead actress (who subsequently had no career and dropped out of sight). It takes her 2 years to find the woman, and it turns out that all she had to do was email her at lauriezimmer@hotmail.com and they would have connected (don't know if the address is still valid). No one on her crew thought to do that? Oh well, then she wouldn't have been able to make the movie. The search for the forgotten actress idea would make a good premise for a feature.

You get the Deluxe edition with a CD of the soundtrack? I sure would have liked to have picked up that copy.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Dune (20??)
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:02:17 PM »
I'll believe this exists when a teaser trailer comes out and fans will cry in disappointment because of how misleading it is.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 30, 2017, 02:53:38 PM »
The Hateful Eight - 3/5

Enjoyable.

Everybody Wants Some!! - 2/5

This one is twenty to thirty minutes too long.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 26, 2017, 05:03:41 PM »
Hellraiser - 4/5

Solid stuff except for the part near the end when the female protagonist Kirsty (what a weird name to say) starts using the Puzzle Box as a gun and starts vaporizing the Cenobits. Except for the large one who gets done in with the ceiling collapsing on him.

Hellraiser 2 - 3/5

If you enjoyed the first one, you'll probably enjoy this one.

Hellraiser 3 - 3/5

If you enjoyed the first two, you might not enjoy this one. 

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 24, 2017, 05:49:01 PM »
Ooops, I did not remember that it was so weird.

That last chapter is crazy but just that final image of Doc and Carol sitting next to each other, laughing away as they were plotting to kill one another is a great ending. I doubt a true adaptation can happen but it would be interesting to see how someone can possibly think they can make the last chapter work. I never knew fans didn't care for the ending though. I read Thompson's Savage Night before I read The Getaway and the last chapter in that book is in the same vein as The Getaway. Even his novel Hell of a Women has the sharp right turn ending that those other books have. But now back to movie opinions...

American Splendor 4/5

Top runner for best comic to live action adaptation.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 23, 2017, 05:49:45 PM »
Yes, but films should be only using the books, not trying to be faithful.

I read the novel once, and the film is much better than the novel.

The whole last chapter is what makes the novel something more than just pulp. Without that last chapter included in the film, its just entertainment that is entirely enjoyable but ultimately forgettable.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 20, 2017, 01:33:40 PM »
Don't forget Peckinpah's The Getaway

Its a good movie but with the film losing the last chapter of the book, I wouldn't say its the best adaptation.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 20, 2017, 01:00:22 PM »
The best thing the 2010 did IMO was keep the story in the correct time period.

I agree. What about the 1976 version? Is that any good? From what I've been reading and from the glowing review in Barry Gifford's Out of the Past: Adventures in Film Noir, it seems as though the 1979 French film Serie Noire is the best adaptation of any of Jim Thompson's work. Shame that the Blu-ray doesn't have any english subtitles  :(

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 20, 2017, 12:37:55 PM »
The 2010 version with Affleck or the 1976 version with Stacey Keach?

The 2010. Haven't had a chance to see the other one.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: January 19, 2017, 01:55:36 PM »
Passion 3/5

Enjoyable thriller from De Palma and a major bummer I didn't get around to see it in theaters.

Summer of Sam - 4/5

New York sure looked like the place to be in '77.

The Killer Inside Me - 2/5

I enjoyed it when I first saw it in theaters. Then i got around to reading Thompson's novel and it's one of my favorites. Tragically, I re-watched the film and saw that I didn't care for it like when I first saw it.

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