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16  Other/Miscellaneous / 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.
17  Other/Miscellaneous / 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.
18  Other/Miscellaneous / 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. 
19  Other/Miscellaneous / 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.
20  Other/Miscellaneous / 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.
21  Other/Miscellaneous / 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.
22  Other/Miscellaneous / 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  Sad
23  Other/Miscellaneous / 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.
24  Other/Miscellaneous / 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.
25  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: January 17, 2017, 05:33:30 PM
The Thing (2011)

What a shame something like this exists. The creature looks absolutely terrible in CGI and even worse are the shots where they focus on nothing but the creature. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is great to watch as the first character in horror history to have a brain but that isn't enough to save this.

Pirnaha 3D (2010)

If there was ever a moment to see Richard Dreyfuss get eaten alive then the first five minutes are the greatest. I didn't have the chance to see it in 3D but its still sad to see that Alexandre Aja hasn't been able to make anything good since The Hills Have Eyes remake. Although hearing the phrase 'Show me them Danny DeVito's' when yelling at a girl to show her breasts is possibly the greatest phrase ever said in the English language.
26  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: January 13, 2017, 02:47:46 PM
Winter's Bone (2010) It's sort of The Beverly Hillbillies Break Bad. Mountain folk, their standoffishness distrust of strangers and problems with the law. It captures the hillfolk and their world pretty well. 7/10

The Nice Guys (2016) Comedy 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair one private eye one strong arm thug investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. 6/10

I always wanted to like these two more than I actually do.
27  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2 (2017) on: January 13, 2017, 02:42:42 PM
I found him particulary bad in Only God Forgives (a film I enjoy). But he's usually good, while rarely great, even in bad movies. Also, when he's at his best, it's because of the mise en scene (Drive)... which gives me high hopes for his performance here.

Maybe I found him good for bad reasons. Him yelling at his date after the dinner with the mother is always great for a laugh. You ever see Blue Valentine?
28  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2 (2017) on: January 12, 2017, 04:52:25 PM
I used to think Gosling was an interesting young actor back in the days, don't know now. He's probably been in a lot of nonsense since, I presume. Lips Sealed

Depends. I enjoy Drive and Only God Forgives and those are perfect examples of his non-talking roles (autistic savant is another way to describe). I know he has dialogue in Gangster Squad but I can't recommend the movie just because he speaks. I think Blue Valentine, Lars and the Real Girl and possible Half Nelson, it's been a long time since I have seen that one, are the ones that are good examples of what he can do. Can't say anything about The Notebook because I never got around to watching it.
29  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Li'l Duce's Reviews Palace on: January 12, 2017, 04:48:15 PM
No, it isn't. I reviewed many before here. But this was boring and absolutely unoriginal. Actually I like the D.C. and Marvel comic heroes, but here just all that crap with Smith's daughter makes me puke. The Special effects are 15 years old, maybe more. The first fight with the Mussel (or whatever they were)) Men embarrassing. Shall I have to continue?

I hope I didn't infer the feeling as though I judging your original score. I haven't seen Suicide Squad and never really cared much for it from the trailers. I was just wondering because I haven't noticed any other comic book reviews, I guess I wasn't paying much attention. But I do enjoy reading your write ups so please continue if you have more to say.
30  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) on: January 12, 2017, 01:10:56 PM
How does it compare to the Twilight Time release?
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