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Just finished watching American Psycho, got tired of seeing scenes with Bale from that movie.

 

Pretty interesting, but nothing particularly brilliant. Well, better than the typical crime stuff at least.

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6 hours ago, luckyjack said:

Don’t Breathe (2016) — an excellent and (as far as I can tell) original, horror / thriller. Certainly a nail biter! Would definitely recommend this as something different. The less you know about it the better. I knew the premise and thought it would be much better if I knew nothing about it. Not sure how rewatchable it would be though.

I watched this not too long ago and wasn't impressed, actually. The ending was interesting, though.

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3 hours ago, Agent6 said:

Just finished watching American Psycho, got tired of seeing scenes with Bale from that movie.

 

Pretty interesting, but nothing particularly brilliant. Well, better than the typical crime stuff at least.

The book is 1000x better, imo. But I guess that could said about most books-turned-movies...

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I love the book, it's super graphic too, definitely one of those cases where adapting to film would've been troublesome. Fun fact though, in the unrated version towards the end when whatsherface is looking through Bateman's doodles they're referencing the things he did in the book that went off-screen for the film.

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11 hours ago, Chewyninja69 said:

The book is 1000x better, imo. But I guess that could said about most books-turned-movies...

Yeah, probably, movie or any kind of adaptions typically leave material out (sometimes unfortunately important stuff), so maybe that's the main reason it was pretty meh. Or maybe it was just the execution? Well I can't tell, never read the book, honestly until you mentioned this I was completely unaware it was based on one.

 

Still, I suppose there's more faithfully adapted stuff out there, The Shining for instance from what a friend who had read the books told me the movie is pretty accurate. Saw the movie but yet to read the books as well so I can't tell if that's true either.

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25 minutes ago, Agent6 said:

Yeah, probably, movie or any kind of adaptions typically leave material out (sometimes unfortunately important stuff), so maybe that's the main reason it was pretty meh. Or maybe it was just the execution? Well I can't tell, never read the book, honestly until you mentioned this I was completely unaware it was based on one.

 

 

Yeah, there was a lot of issues with even getting the movie made; at one point Leonardo diCaprio and Martin Scorsese were attached to the film, but dropped out due to various reasons. It was/is unique in the fact that for all the gory, misogynistic violence and degradation portrayed in the novel, the film was directed and screenplay written by women. Neat tidbit, I thought.

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24 minutes ago, Chewyninja69 said:

Yeah, there was a lot of issues with even getting the movie made; at one point Leonardo diCaprio and Martin Scorsese were attached to the film, but dropped out due to various reasons. It was/is unique in the fact that for all the gory, misogynistic violence and degradation portrayed in the novel, the film was directed and screenplay written by women. Neat tidbit, I thought.

The irony, but it's not the first time I see this.

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Kubrick's Shining is loosely based on King's book, I never read it but I saw the TV miniseries from '97 and it was awful.

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I wanted to watch this when it came out last year, but never had the chance to. Watched it a couple of days ago, pretty decent horror flick with a great ending. I recommend it.

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7 hours ago, Ex Oblivione said:

Just finished watching;

 

The Serpent and the Rainbow

 

 

So what'd you think? I remember watching it LONG ago so my recollections can't really be trusted, I suppose. I know one thing, though: It certainly doesn't seem like a Bill Pullman-type role. I thought he was awesome as the President in Independence Day, but that's just me.

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9 hours ago, Chewyninja69 said:

So what'd you think? I remember watching it LONG ago so my recollections can't really be trusted, I suppose. I know one thing, though: It certainly doesn't seem like a Bill Pullman-type role. I thought he was awesome as the President in Independence Day, but that's just me.

 

7 hours ago, cyan0s1s said:

@Ex Oblivione That's a weird creepy movie, saw it once but liked it.

 

I had originally watched this movie many years ago when I was younger, it scared the living daylights out of me. It did the same thing to me again after all these years. Such a great movie, the mood and atmosphere.

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I am currently watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I remember hearing about this movie on a text walkthrough or two from gamefaqs so I decided to finally watch it. Apparently it was released on my birth year.

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3 hours ago, Avoozl said:

I am currently watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I remember hearing about this movie on a text walkthrough or two from gamefaqs so I decided to finally watch it. Apparently it was released on my birth year.

 

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Netflix has 4 or 5 new Nick Cage movies. Well new as in the past year and 15 years ago.

 

National Treasure: Seen it before, see it again. Its like if Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade had a sequel played by Nick Cage and Jon Voight.

 

Vengeance is a movie with Nick in a series of movies that have the blandest 1 word titles on a quest for mediocrity. I wasn't prepared for "vigilante takes on four freed criminals." This movie is amazing for its bullshit portrayal of the legal system as 4 gang rapists have a hearing, their defense attorney comes in late to make an entrance, proposes a far fetched theory that the woman was a hooker who wanted more money, then by the end those in the crowd were cheering and just about chanting. The judge was okay with all this. The movie was made to see how much they could traumatize a child actress as they force her to see her stage mother get gang raped... see her grandma's cat get hung until death and force her to bury it alone. Nick is in it maybe 25% and its not really about his character so much as he's the vigilante.

 

300 is the beloved sepia drenched film that I had seen once before and thought wow... now that is an overrated movie and I was bored the entire way through, because the cool art style didn't work on me and it was basically 2 hours of slow motion battles with a few set changes. This time it worked and I enjoyed it more. Perhaps because I had seen a wash of lesser movies.

 

Beerfest is something Netflix recommended to me with 96% and I knew I'd hate it going in. I lasted about 15 minutes before I turned it off. To be fair it had laugh out moments and I like comedies, but this was just sheer idiocy.

 

The Vault with James Franco is something I watched because James Franco was on the title card. Yep... he's in it. 5 bank robbers end up in a haunted house of a bank vault. Suicides happen, because ghosts can't kill people. The motives made little sense and things were only hinted to. The vague motives make sense if you've seen the Nick Cage movie Trespass.

 

3,000 Miles to Graceland is an Elvis - ish movie I've seen before and I'll see again in another 15 years. Big names play Elvis impersonators that rob a casino, but the movie isn't about that, its about the drama that happens afterward as two scropion - ish leading men try to sting one another to death while trying to make it to a cleaner that can get them across the border. I think that's what its about... Yeah. Its like a road trip in separate cars while Kurt Russel gets saddled with Courtney Cox and a kid. It borders on the stupid and randomness that makes it moronic fun.

 

Jessica Jones is a TV series that I thought the first season was fantastic to the point I thought they shouldn't make a second season because nothing can top it. Yeah... I was right. The first 6 episodes were dull and vanilla. It was a struggle to make it through them. Then the last 7 they picked up when things went off the rails, but even then the good 7 episodes would have been better if they cut it by 3 hours. No where near as good as the original, but that's because the villain was less interesting and more personal to Jessica.

 

The Cloverfield Paradox is the third loosely tied in movie to that Godzilla clone that followed a movie about John Goodman cock blocking a pair of horny teens in his bomb shelter. Well the Cloverfield Paradox is a movie... INNNNN SPAAAAACEEEEE! Yeah so its somewhere between the funniest science fiction ever and a creepy, unsettling experience. Its another movie that's great for Netflix that no one would want to see in theaters. Good thing it was on right after the Superbowl or it would have been lost in the shuffle. There are so many movies Netflix doesn't even bother hyping and just shovels them out. Movies with stars you've heard of.

 

The Negotiator with Sam Jackson and Kevin Spacey is weird to see after the Kevin Spacey drama. Still a good movie... plus it makes all cops look dirty so there's that.

 

The Hateful Eight is a movie I enjoyed and if you like excessive dialog for 2.5 hours and sparse sets like a cabin and a stagecoach, you'll love this. Hey it has Kurt Russel and Sam Jackson in it, that makes it watchable. There's violence against women, liberal use of the N word, uncomfortable conversations between a black yankee soldier and a confederate general. By the end there's enough gore to fill a 55 gallon drum with raspberry juice.

 

Jeepers Creepers 3, because I enjoyed the first two movies, here's the third, made 15 years after the first 2 and straight to video. It has a winged scarecrow gargoyle, it was enjoyable, with the monster's magical trap truck that defies plausibility. Having the third movie wedged between the first and second, making the 3 movies take place over 3 or 4 days is a stretch. I also made the mistake of looking up why it was 15 years since the last movie... people found out the director sexually touched a minor back in 1988... and how the Jeepers Creepers movies are about a monster that touches minors. I thought what? That's crazy... its about a monster that kills people... then I realized it kills adults, its the minors he keeps alive and takes with him in his truck. Well... now that's creepy.

 

That probably doesn't even cover all the movies, but that's what I can remember.

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Game Night in the theater because screwed up and missed a showing of Annihilation. It's sort of an old fashioned comedy and worth seeing. It's funnier than most/nearly all new comedies I've seen.

 

It's been awhile since I saw it, but The Florida Project was my favorite movie from 2017, directed by Sean Baker who makes awesome, realism-flavored movies (some of which are on netflix). It's the story of a cheap motel/apt. complex as told primarily through the perspective(s) of its children. The great irony is they're just down the road from Disney World but have to make their own fun and mischief.

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1 hour ago, Ex Oblivione said:

The most recent movie I watched was The Descent.

 

 

Oh yes, The Descent... where was Marcus Fenix when they needed him.

 

Most recent movie I saw in the theatre was Blade Runner 2049, which was impressive. Most recent movie I watched on DVD was Patriots Day, which was also good.

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Two shots of absinthe in me. I'm pretty tipsy. That stuff is nuclear fire. About to watch Zootopia for the second time. It's easily my favourite Disney movie.

 

On 2/5/2018 at 9:42 AM, Agent6 said:

Just finished watching American Psycho, got tired of seeing scenes with Bale from that movie.

 

Pretty interesting, but nothing particularly brilliant. Well, better than the typical crime stuff at least.

 

I disagree. I thought it was brilliant, funny and highly engrossing. 

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Finally watched Prince of Egypt and thought it was beautiful and terrific. Great take on the story of Moses vs Ramses that makes it a story about two brothers rather than the preachy bible flick I was expecting. Only issues I had: most of the musical numbers are pretty terrible, and a lot of the actors feel miscast like they wanted actors who were jewish rather than actors who were right for the part.

 

None of the faults really hurt the final product too much though. Loved every minute of it. Even when the music was bad, the visuals were stunning.

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Look who's back.A german comedy movie about Hitler coming back in 2014.Nice movie.

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My watching history all goes up on my blog (here), though I usually watch something and write a review of it about 4-6 weeks before the review actually goes up.

 

Still, if you want to troll through the 1,100 reviews that are already there, or check out the new ones, be my guest :)  Reviews go up Tuesdays and Fridays (except in October, when they are a little more frequent) and trend toward sci fi and horror stuff, though other genres are also represented.

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On 3/14/2018 at 10:18 PM, Aquanet said:

DAMMIT JUNO.

 

Descent 2 is sadly nowhere near as good.

I agree and disagree at the same time; The Descent is a unique film in that it has a weird setting and an awkward, claustrophobic atmosphere. And trying to cash in (whether or not that was the point or not) on it with a sequel probably wasn't a good idea. But... I think the 2nd one at least tried, which is alot more than some movie sequels ever come close to.

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The Descent is way scarier than the second. That and it has more interesting characters.

 

In other news, just got done watching Apocalyse Now (not the redux). Absolutely brilliant film.

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