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« #15105 : May 13, 2015, 10:44:50 AM »

X [The Man With the X-Ray Eyes] (1963) 1080p - 7/10. Ray Milland: "The city... as if it were unborn. Rising into the sky with fingers of metal, limbs without flesh, girders without stone. Signs hanging without support. Wires dipping and swaying without poles. A city unborn. Flesh dissolved in an acid of light. A city of the dead." Rickles: "As many naked women as my poor eyes can stand!" Matthew 5: "And if thine eye offends thee . . . pluck it out." Roger Corman: "That's how you do it on 250,000 dollars."



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« #15106 : May 13, 2015, 12:22:44 PM »


Onibaba (1964) - (near a) 7/10 (depending on the weather)

Not a horror but a visually interesting (Japanese) historical drama with quite a few psychological underlinings, not as original now but I presume quite fresh back then. Also narrated in a simple, honest, nevertheless inspired way, without too much spice. Worth a look.


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« #15107 : May 13, 2015, 02:00:48 PM »

Onibaba (1964) - (near a) 7/10 (depending on the weather)

Not a horror but a visually interesting (Japanese) historical drama with quite a few psychological underlinings, not as original now but I presume quite fresh back then. Also narrated in a simple, honest, nevertheless inspired way, without too much spice. Worth a look.
I prefer the follow-up, Kuroneko (The Black Cat), which is visually richer.



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« #15108 : May 13, 2015, 06:40:33 PM »

The Spy in Black - 7/10 - Early Michael Powell film featuring Conrad Veidt as a German U-Boat captain working to sabotage the British fleet at Scapa Flow. Not bad, more interesting as a thematic precursor to 49th Parallel/Colonel Blimp/etc.



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« #15109 : May 14, 2015, 07:10:00 AM »

I prefer the follow-up, Kuroneko (The Black Cat), which is visually richer.

I have it on my schedule O0


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« #15110 : May 14, 2015, 08:59:56 AM »

Laurence Anyways - Xavier Dolan, 2012

It started fascinating, but I still needed some time to get into the movie, but later it sucked me in. 9/10


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« #15111 : May 14, 2015, 08:43:57 PM »

Mad Max 2- 7/10
I liked it, but could've been like an hour shorter. Not enough story to sustain 90 minutes of repetitive action.

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« #15112 : May 15, 2015, 04:52:16 AM »

Mad Max 2- 7/10
I liked it, but could've been like an hour shorter. Not enough story to sustain 90 minutes of repetitive action.
Huh, I wonder how you're going to like Fury Road, which doesn't have enough story to sustain 120 minutes of repetitive action.

Anyway:
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - 2D - 7/10. Meh, it's OK.



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« #15113 : May 15, 2015, 04:58:30 AM »

The long action scene (but short compared to modern films) at the end of MM2 is well made, even if relying more on spectacular stunts than on cinematic composition. The plot with the usual redeemer stuff and most (but not all*) characters are of no particular interest, but the action holds it together.

* the kid is allright (and totally not annoying btw) as is the helicopter pilot and of course the guy with the boomerang in his head

7/10 for The Road Warrior

6,5/10 for the first Mad Max



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« #15114 : May 15, 2015, 08:14:09 AM »

The long action scene (but short compared to modern films) at the end of MM2 is well made, even if relying more on spectacular stunts than on cinematic composition.

It relies more on spectacular stunts AND incredible set design. The camerawork is at the service of the cars, weapons and the costumes. Which is probably why it's always been one of my favorite car chases.
For the plot: a great western. Not a good one, a great one. The helicopter pilot is one of the greatest movie characters ever. Lord Humungus is in my top 5 bad guys ever. The kid is great. The buffon that gets his finger cuts is pure cinema. Add Max himself as a great "Blondie meets Drive" man with no name variation. That's already more great movie characters than we've seen in the last 15 years of American films. The other characters aren't great as individuals but that's not where the work was put. They work perfectly as archetypes and more importantly they're defined by their costumes (which are the only costumes in a film that come close to Leone's level).

Did you count how many times "great" occurred in the previous paragraph? That must really be a great film.

RRpower is too young to remember how Western films are made so I'm not even answering him. Let's just say there is more heart in the 2 minutes of on-screen music box alone than in the full 3 hours of the Master (but 10 times less than in the doorway quote from Inherent Vice).

Mad Max - 5/10 (need a rewatch)
Road Warrior - 8+/10 (would be a 9 without the stupid Star Wars transitions)
Beyond Thunderdome - 4/10
Fury Road - 8+/10

For the record, an 8/10 means that's a movie I'll watch every year until I die. It's not just one point above DJ's "7/10 - meh, it's ok but Raid 1 and 2 are totally 10/10, totally not repetitive and totally involving even if everybody including me had forgotten these movies even existed."

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« #15115 : May 15, 2015, 08:31:43 AM »

For the record, an 8/10 means that's a movie I'll watch every year until I die. It's not just one point above DJ's "7/10 - meh, it's ok but Raid 1 and 2 are totally 10/10, totally not repetitive and totally involving even if everybody including me had forgotten these movies even existed."
Sir, you are slandering me. I gave The Raid 2 a "10" but never The Raid 1. The Raid 1 has it's good points, but it is just a rip-off of Dredd.



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« #15116 : May 15, 2015, 08:38:58 AM »

Sir, you are slandering me. I gave The Raid 2 a "10" but never The Raid 1. The Raid 1 has it's good points, but it is just a rip-off of Dredd.

On the other hand, I'm not sure I have ever watched them. There was a fight at some point, I think.


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« #15117 : May 15, 2015, 09:05:48 AM »

most if not all characters are not of particular interest,.

While I was looking for the correct spelling of Lord Humungus, I found this article about him:
http://ocdviewer.com/2014/04/21/the-great-villain-blogathon-the-lord-humungus-in-mad-max-2-1981/

Come on, try to forget you've seen the movie, that it's so famous and that it's everywhere in pop culture. Now that you've found the innocent child in you, plead read these few sentences out loud:

"If you’ve ever seen George Miller’s Mad Max 2 (released in the U.S. as The Road Warrior), you know the Lord Humungus.
He’s hard to forget.
The Lord Humungus is a cryptic but endlessly fascinating villain played by Swedish bodybuilder Kjell Nilsson. He’s clad in skimpy black leather bondage gear and wears a steel hockey goalie’s mask. He packs a Smith & Wesson Model 29 fitted with an optical scope (the same piece Dirty Harry carries, sans scope of course). He drives a heavily modified F100 truck with six tires, exhaust stacks, and a pair of injured, screaming men tied to poles attached to the front.
The Lord Humungus is the leader of a band of marauders in a post-apocalyptic Australia. Like any good king, he has a herald.
[...]
Who is The Lord Humungus? Where did he come from? And what’s under that mask?
Mad Max 2 never answers any of these questions, which is why The Lord Humungus is my favorite movie villain of all time."

... and now please edit your post because it's plain slandering (thanks DJ for this new word).

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« #15118 : May 15, 2015, 11:49:32 AM »

Hmm, I did not care much for Gibson, an actor I don't care for rarely, but here he was ok, and better than in the first MM.

This Lord Humbug was not bad, but I did not care for him either. That we never see his face or come to know why his head is pulsating was a good idea. But it does not turn him in a good villain, therefore he is too uncharismatic and too one-dimensional. (Maybe he would have worked better in 3-D)

Then I did not care much for the cars, nor for the costumes. They were ok I think, but not really my cup of tea.

The kid was good and the eggbeater pilot also.

But I edited my post, cause I don't want to be a slanderer.


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« #15119 : May 15, 2015, 12:22:31 PM »

I forgot to mention the score of MM2. what do you think about it Noodles? I thought it was mostly real shit. Brian May? Is this the Queen member?


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