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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Maui on Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:55 pm

Fievel wrote:Saw Lego Batman with the family today.
Probably the most entertaining Batman film I've seen. I can't get over how much I was laughing throughout the film. There were so many quick jokes and references during the movie. It will likely take many viewings to get them all. And the overall plot of the film* is so absurd for being part of the Batman universe (every Batman film is directly referenced at some point)....even though this version of Batman is part of the Lego film universe..... and that barely makes sense, if at all.

*The plot being that Joker gets himself intentionally sent to The Phantom Zone with the intention of recruiting the worst villains there to bring back to Earth to destroy Gotham... all because Batman denies the bond and relationship that he and Joker have. And those recruited villains include The Eye of Sauron, Voldemort, Dracula, the Gremlins, and the Wicked Witch from Wizard of Oz, among others. I didn't really get this from the trailers i saw, so the inclusion of those other-property villains really through me for a loop and had me laughing my ass off.

Very entertaining film.


Cool. It's been #1 at the box office for 2 weeks in a row. I'll be checking this film out soon. I just love Lego humour. Not sure if you play the Lego console games but the cut scenes are hilarious.

Will Arnett was very funny as Batman in The Lego Movie, so I'm sure he's on point again in this film.
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Postby Maui on Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:33 am

I watched Paterson the other night. It's a delightful, quirky little film. Adam Driver is exceptionally good in this.
A soulful, poetic look at the very mundane life of a bus driver (who also happens to be a poet). Good stuff.

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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Fievel on Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:25 am

The kids are on spring break so we went to see Boss Baby yesterday. My kids (ages 6, 7, & 8) are the target audience. I, as a parent, am the secondary target. We all laughed our asses off. Would I have enjoyed it as much had I watched it by myself? No way. But a good chunk of my enjoyment came from experiencing my kids enjoying the film. Something that made me smile, made them howl with laughter - and then my smile turned into a laugh.

Was this the best film I have ever seen? Hardly, but it's not trying to be. I guess that's why they call these "family films."

I really wish movie reviewers kept the term "target audience" in mind with a pinch of empathy as they watch films.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Peven on Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:25 pm

I read that Alec Baldwin made the movie worth watching
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Wolfpack on Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:56 pm

What have I been watching?

You.

Very closely.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:20 pm

Wolfpack wrote:What have I been watching?

You.

Very closely.


dammit. i knew i shoulda thrown out my microwave the moment kellyanne told me it was spying on me...
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Wolfpack on Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:46 pm

TheBaxter wrote:
Wolfpack wrote:What have I been watching?

You.

Very closely.


dammit. i knew i shoulda thrown out my microwave the moment kellyanne told me it was spying on me...


Is that a new flavor of Hot Pocket? It seems...different than what you usually use.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Maui on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:49 pm

Notes on Blindness. This is just a beautiful film. My mother is slowly going blind and in some very small way, this made me understand what goes through ones mind as their vision starts to deteriorate. Exceptional film.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:11 pm

Took my wife to see A QUIET PLACE yesterday. She's been dealing with anxiety and postpartum depression, so it was a really great choice on my part.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Tue May 29, 2018 10:19 am

Watched Red Sparrow this weekend. Pretty good. I thought I remember some talk that this was like a 'Black Widow' origin story, and I don't think that was even close to what Red Sparrow was about, other than the simple correlation of a Russian ballerina turned super spy.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Ribbons on Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:36 pm

caruso_stalker217 wrote:Took my wife to see A QUIET PLACE yesterday. She's been dealing with anxiety and postpartum depression, so it was a really great choice on my part.


In that case, you should definitely see HEREDITARY by yourself.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:24 am

Anyone see Chef starring/directed by Jon Favreau? Watched it last night. It was OK. Light hearted movie, no real Punky Power despite the plot of a mid-life crisis/divorced father trying to find his way back to a life he loves. Enjoyable, but not really worth extra thought. I've always liked Farveau, I count Swingers as one of my top 20 movies.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Fievel on Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:45 am

I really liked that movie. Only saw it once, but it left a really positive imprint. And it's one of those films that no one I know saw/knew about, so it's a great recommendation film.

The slight food porn aspect certainly helps, too.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:38 pm

CHEF IS SHIT!

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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:39 pm

Fievel wrote:I really liked that movie. Only saw it once, but it left a really positive imprint. And it's one of those films that no one I know saw/knew about, so it's a great recommendation film.

The slight food porn aspect certainly helps, too.


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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Fievel on Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:53 am

I "don't arf like a loada crap?"

Is this some kind of furry fetish nonsense?
Really, you kids and your MTv lingo these days.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:33 am

Watched a "Guilty Pleasure" 80s movie last night: Cocktails. I don't know why, I really like this stupid movie. It probably has something to do with Elisabeth Shue... :oops:
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:17 am

I just watched a brilliant movie on Showtime, The Death of Stalin.

I cannot recommend this film enough. Its a humorous look at an incredibly non-humorous situation. Stalin's death, and the power grabbing aftermath by his politburo... played by English and American actors (no such pretense as pretending to speak with a Russian accent).

What I can't stop think about is the fact that I laughed alot, then ultimately by the end I felt bad about it. There are some seriously brutal moments... the amount of killing without remorse is tough to watch.

I'd love to hear anyone else's take. Its satire at its finest!
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Fievel on Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:37 pm

Went and saw They Shall Not Grow Old on Monday. Fascinating film and a technical marvel.

Saw Bumblebee today with a group of five kids ages from 6-10. They loved it and so did I. It took this long but finally - a quality Transformers film.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Ribbons on Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:23 am

Fievel wrote:Went and saw They Shall Not Grow Old on Monday. Fascinating film and a technical marvel.

Saw Bumblebee today with a group of five kids ages from 6-10. They loved it and so did I. It took this long but finally - a quality Transformers film.


Next time, for a goof, you should take each group to see the opposite movie.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:52 am

so sorry wrote:I just watched a brilliant movie on Showtime, The Death of Stalin.

I cannot recommend this film enough. Its a humorous look at an incredibly non-humorous situation. Stalin's death, and the power grabbing aftermath by his politburo... played by English and American actors (no such pretense as pretending to speak with a Russian accent).

What I can't stop think about is the fact that I laughed alot, then ultimately by the end I felt bad about it. There are some seriously brutal moments... the amount of killing without remorse is tough to watch.

I'd love to hear anyone else's take. Its satire at its finest!


Yeh it kind of felt like an extended episode of Thick of It or Veep, but I don't remember this many murders ever happening in those shows.

I watched this with my pops and he didn't find it all that funny.

I guess I didn't laugh out loud very much but I guess I only laugh at the Ianucci sitcoms when they go into a massive flurry of excitement over one thing or another and say gentleman lots. The Ianucci formula might be getting a little played out but it was a interesting experiment to apply it to s historical situation like this. It would be fun to check out a docco about the same events now and see where they kept it the same and where they took license with things.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:53 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:
so sorry wrote:I just watched a brilliant movie on Showtime, The Death of Stalin.

I cannot recommend this film enough. Its a humorous look at an incredibly non-humorous situation. Stalin's death, and the power grabbing aftermath by his politburo... played by English and American actors (no such pretense as pretending to speak with a Russian accent).

What I can't stop think about is the fact that I laughed alot, then ultimately by the end I felt bad about it. There are some seriously brutal moments... the amount of killing without remorse is tough to watch.

I'd love to hear anyone else's take. Its satire at its finest!


Yeh it kind of felt like an extended episode of Thick of It or Veep, but I don't remember this many murders ever happening in those shows.

I watched this with my pops and he didn't find it all that funny.

I guess I didn't laugh out loud very much but I guess I only laugh at the Ianucci sitcoms when they go into a massive flurry of excitement over one thing or another and say gentleman lots. The Ianucci formula might be getting a little played out but it was a interesting experiment to apply it to s historical situation like this. It would be fun to check out a docco about the same events now and see where they kept it the same and where they took license with things.


Well to be fair (to me), I was laughing mostly in the beginning... as it progressed into darker stuff, it turned into uncomfortable humour. And I read the long wiki page on Beriya, and that mother fucker was a bastard.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Peven on Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:07 pm

on Christmas day my girlfriend and I went to see "Vice" and we both thought it was fantastic. Bale's performance is masterclass and combined with the make-up/prosthetics you feel like you're watching Cheney, which goes a long way to make other more artistic/satirical aspects of the movie work as well as they do. the movie goes out its way to humanize Cheney while also presenting him in the cold harsh light of reality and that complexity, some might say dichotomy, of the Cheney that is presented does not offer a thinking audience an easy, judgmental headspace. Amy Adams does work that is at the same level as Bale's playing Cheney's wife, a character the movie is less kind to in its portrayal of the matriarch who was more of an ideological zealot than Cheney, one who lamented how unfairly Nixon was being treated while Cheney was handling the situation as an opportunity for his career. the movie portrays Cheney as someone who was free from an ideological/religious anchor, driven only by the respect and pursuit of power and the ability to wield that power as freely but discretely as possible, a man who wants influence over the very course of human history but doesn't want the people to know what he was really doing. that is the contradiction and what I would call the corruption that IS his belief system, his "religion". this movie is probably going to win more Oscars than it deserves just because of the overall impact of the quality of its conception. Bale and Adams' work deserves a win for best actors, but Rockwell might win for best supporting and his work here really doesn't merit a nomination let alone a statue, at least imho. I also still think the writing of the Coens for Buster Scruggs deserves the Oscar more than Vice's screenplay but not sure if that is how it will play out.




the day after Christmas I went to see "Aquaman", the most overrated movie in a while. if I had been able to see it fresh I could have enjoyed it as a stupid, cheesy, matinee fun movie....but of course I go into it with baggage of how movies that preceded it have been received compared to their quality. it ended up pissing me off. this movie was no better than other big budgets flicks that have been derided by reviewers and failed at the box office. derivative is an understatement, there is a scene that blatantly rips off Valerian that had me rolling my eyes, for instance. and can someone explain to me why Vin Diesel gets mocked and made fun of mercilessly but Jason Momoa gets his ass kissed for doing the same fucking thing as Diesel does in his movies? because he's better looking? I don't get it. by the end of the movie I was so sick of Momoa overtrying to speak with the lowest, most gravely voice possible in every fucking scene while the camera zoomed in on his digitally enhanced eyes that I was fighting the urge to yell "just shut the fuck up already!" at the screen. best part of the movie was the Black Manta arc, wish there had been more of that, they should have made a movie with him as the main character as someone who becomes famous for killing Aquaman. :twisted: :-P

probably 4 different people were on their phones around me during the movie periodically and their screens were fucking bright, too, not even the decency to dim them. it would have pissed me off even more if i was watching a movie i was really into but the outright fucking rudeness of it was still enough to remind me why a plague wouldn't really be such a bad thing in the grand scheme of things........ :wink: :-P
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:42 am

Peven wrote:probably 4 different people were on their phones around me during the movie periodically and their screens were fucking bright, too, not even the decency to dim them. it would have pissed me off even more if i was watching a movie i was really into but the outright fucking rudeness of it was still enough to remind me why a plague wouldn't really be such a bad thing in the grand scheme of things........ :wink: :-P


maybe they were watching better movies.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Ribbons on Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:49 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:
so sorry wrote:I just watched a brilliant movie on Showtime, The Death of Stalin.

I cannot recommend this film enough. Its a humorous look at an incredibly non-humorous situation. Stalin's death, and the power grabbing aftermath by his politburo... played by English and American actors (no such pretense as pretending to speak with a Russian accent).


I watched this with my pops and he didn't find it all that funny.

I guess I didn't laugh out loud very much but I guess I only laugh at the Ianucci sitcoms when they go into a massive flurry of excitement over one thing or another and say gentleman lots. The Ianucci formula might be getting a little played out but it was a interesting experiment to apply it to s historical situation like this.


I actually thought the experiment worked pretty well. When I first started watching Death of Stalin and realized it was basically going to be a Russian version of The Thick of It, it seemed kind of unimaginative. But as the movie went on and the bumbling incompetence merged with (sometimes literal) backstabbings and violent coups, the jet-black humor took on an air of brilliance. The desperate, undignified jockeying for power and favor is probably a lot closer to the reality of life in an authoritarian regime than it seems from the outside.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:56 pm

I watched What We Do in the Shadows last night. Pretty good, pretty good. Started of really strong, I thought it kinda petered out by the end, with several very obvious jokes/scenarios happening. But I really dug the effort. A cool combination of The Young Ones and Spinal Tap/Christopher Guest mockumentaries.

TThe TV series starts in March. I can see this getting tired and old a few episodes in thought.

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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Ribbons on Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:47 am

I'm in the same boat as you. What We Do in the Shadows was fun and clever, but it seemed like a short film concept stretched out to feature length. I can't imagine getting enough mileage out of the premise to justify an ongoing series.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby TheBaxter on Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:39 pm

here's a longer trailer:



looks pretty good. comedy trailers are so hard to get right, you want to make it look funny without giving away too many good jokes. but it looks like it gets the tone of the movie right, so it's a good start. i'll give it a chance.

and i dig the "energy vampire"... like the saying goes, if you don't know which of your friends is the energy vampire, then YOU'RE the energy vampire.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Peven on Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:20 pm

watched, "Polar" on Netflix the other night, it is nothing groundbreaking but worth the watch for Mads in all of his glory, if nothing else. a pulpy bit of sex and violence with a touch of depth

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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:56 pm

Peven wrote:watched, "Polar" on Netflix the other night, it is nothing groundbreaking but worth the watch for Mads in all of his glory, if nothing else. a pulpy bit of sex and violence with a touch of depth




So its a one-eyed, old John Wick movie?
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Peven on Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:59 pm

its in the same vein on a smaller scale, and more pulpy, less serious than Wick
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Postby so sorry on Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:06 pm

Peven wrote:its in the same vein on a smaller scale, and more pulpy, less serious than Wick



LESS serious than Wick? I didn't realize Wick was serious at all!

But this does look every bit as fun.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Al Shut on Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:25 am

Wick was getting revenge for his dead dog

Less serious by being more serious I guess
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:52 pm

So I watched two movies over the past week or so that I can't be bothered to look up their indivudaul threads in the Zone:

Jurassic World Pt 2 and The Dark Tower. I'm not sure which one I hated more. Two putrid movies. The Dark Tower was like 'tweener movie, and the dino one...jeebus where did they come up with that script?
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:03 pm

I still haven't worked up the nerve to watch THE DARK TOWER yet.

But hey! Amazon is making a TV show!
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:36 pm

caruso_stalker217 wrote:I still haven't worked up the nerve to watch THE DARK TOWER yet.

But hey! Amazon is making a TV show!



I never read the books, but there's no doubt that what I watched was related to them only in names and places. It was putrid. There's no way a series of books could have lead to a movie that bad. You know how everyone is in love with Matthew McConneheyyyyy's acting skillz? Don't watch this, your opinion of him will drop 1 point.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:11 pm

caruso_stalker217 wrote:I still haven't worked up the nerve to watch THE DARK TOWER yet.

But hey! Amazon is making a TV show!


if the show has absolutely nothing to do with the movie, then i might be vaguely interested.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:39 pm

TheBaxter wrote:
caruso_stalker217 wrote:I still haven't worked up the nerve to watch THE DARK TOWER yet.

But hey! Amazon is making a TV show!


if the show has absolutely nothing to do with the movie, then i might be vaguely interested.


From what I gather, they're going Young Roland Deschain Adventures. So Wizard and Glass mostly likely?

Unfortunately, Akiva Goldsman is still involved in some capacity.

Jasper Pääkkönen has been cast as the Man in Black, and I thought he played a good evil fuckhead in BlacKkKlansman, so...we'll see.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Peven on Mon May 27, 2019 8:43 am

saw "John Wick 3" last night and really enjoyed it, best so far, imo. a real homage to the Hong Kong style martial arts movies of late, an American version of The Raid/The Raid 2. great fun
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:18 am

Just watched DOCTOR SLEEP and kinda fucking loved it which blows my mind.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:00 pm

caruso_stalker217 wrote:Just watched DOCTOR SLEEP and kinda fucking loved it which blows my mind.



do tell (more). It seems like its not even close to the same level as The Shining in terms of scariness or mood or cinematography and what not, and I heard it was a long movie too.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:17 am

John Wick: Parabellum was an assload of fun.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Peven on Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:54 pm

so sorry wrote:John Wick: Parabellum was an assload of fun.



agreed. so far one of the best trilogies of this century, along with LOTR and the Planet of the Apes trilogy.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Maui on Wed May 06, 2020 2:51 pm

My daughter is into horror (bless her soul) so she has been requesting scary movies for us to watch together. The other night we watched The Descent (2005). This film is a claustrophobe's worst nightmare. Good stuff!
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Al Shut on Sat May 09, 2020 1:49 pm

Concerning the claustrophobia I even found the beginning before the monsters show up to be way more tenseful and effective.
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Postby Maui on Mon May 11, 2020 3:59 pm

Al Shut wrote:Concerning the claustrophobia I even found the beginning before the monsters show up to be way more tenseful and effective.


Yep, atmospherically creepy!
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 26, 2020 11:02 am

this is a review of RAMBO:LAST BLOOD aka RAMBO:WORST BLOOD aka RAMBO: LAST BLOOD?
i watched this movie in the 2020 version of a cinema, aka my basement

so Rambo lives on a ranch now. the same ranch as the one from the end of the previous Rambo movie, i presume. he has a barn and some horses. also, he lives with an old mexican woman and her teenage granddaughter(?). the teenager calls him Uncle Rambo, but i don't think they're actually related. btw, Uncle Rambo would've been a better name for this movie. so Rambo has this peaceful life, where he does some really un-Rambo-like things, like talk and smile. but he also does some Rambo-like things, like have PTSD flashbacks and make knives with his blacksmith forge. which is located in a bunch of underground tunnels that Rambo has dug out beneath his property. he has these tunnels because a) he knows one day people will come and try to kill him and he needs a cool place to hunt them down and kill them off one-by-one in extremely brutal and bloody fashion, or b) the writers knew it would be unrealistic to have him dig a bunch of tunnels in a couple days once the bad guys were coming so they had him do it ahead of time. probably both.

so the teenager gets a call from a friend in Mexico telling her that her father who abandoned her as a child has been found, and she decides to go to Mexico to ask him why he left her and her now-dead mom. Rambo and the grandmother tell her not to go, but she lies and then goes anyway. she meets the father who tells her he never wanted her, then gets upset so her friend takes her to a club to cheer her up, but it's all just a set-up to get her drugged and kidnapped by human traffickers. when she doesn't come home, Rambo figures she went to Mexico and goes to get her. after asking some nice and friendly questions, he eventually tracks down the pair of Mexican brothers who took her, but when he goes to look for her, he gets surrounded by a bunch of their thugs, and he doesn't have an M60 machine gun or some mud to hide in, so they end up beating him up and leaving him for dead. fortunately, a woman who followed him (because some Mexicans, i assume, are good people) takes him back to her apartment and nurses him back to health. turns out she's a journalist whose sister or daughter or someone was kidnapped and killed by the same people, but you don't need to worry about her because now that Rambo is back on his feet, her purpose in the plot has been satisfied and she can basically disappear for the rest of the movie.

so Rambo tracks down the girl to a brothel, where he storms in and goes all Oldboy on their asses with a hammer. he finds the girl, but she's been beaten and drugged in retaliation. so he puts her in his truck and drives back home, but she dies (spoiler). correctly deducing that bringing a dead girl through a checkpoint might look suspicious, instead Rambo busts through a fence at the border, making the movie's biggest political statement because if Trump builds his wall, how are all the Rambo's of the world supposed to get their dead not-nieces back to US soil? he drives back to the ranch, and they bury the dead girl under a tree. the old Mexican lady leaves, and Rambo grieves the way any healthy normal shell-shocked Vietnam vet would: he goes down into his tunnels and starts building a shit-ton of booby traps. but it's not just part of his grieving process, you see, Rambo has a plan.

he goes back to Mexico, and this time he's careful because he doesn't get caught and beaten. he tracks down one of the Mexican brothers and gives him a bit of the old ultraviolence, leaving behind a bloody headless body tied to a bed. the other Mexican brother gets pissed, so they follow Rambo back down to his ranch (they know where he lives because they took his driver's license after beating him up the first time). they show up in a convoy of trucks, but Rambo starts blowing them up with mines and explosives. then he ducks down in the tunnels, and of course the dumb bad guys follow him, where they get shot, dismembered, and disintegrated in increasingly graphic ways. it's like a remake of Home Alone made by the director of the Saw films. Rambo also takes a couple bullets though, and eventually only the last Mexican brother is left, and Rambo lures him to the barn and pins him to the wall with a bunch of arrows. then he slowly walks up to him and asks him if he knows how it feels to have someone cut out his heart, and then he demonstrates in true Temple of Doom fashion.

Rambo stumbles back to the farmhouse and sits down on a rocking chair, while we hear him narrate some sappy monologue about how everyone he's ever loved is dead while the sun goes down. then the movie gets really sentimental, with the credits playing over a bunch of scenes of people getting killed and stuff blowing up from previous Rambo films. and then it ends with a shot of a bloody Rambo, on a horse, riding off into the mountains. i'm not sure if that's living Rambo going off to be a mountain man, or dead Rambo symbolically riding off into the sunset. i guess we'll find out if and when RAMBO:ONE FINAL TINY DROP OF BLOOD gets a release date.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby so sorry on Tue May 26, 2020 1:22 pm

Nice write up.

I too, cued this up on Netflix, but I did not have the intestinal fortitude to make it past the first half hour, when the girl leaves to go get kidnapped. Thanks for the summary, as it was never part of my plan to go back and finish it. I guess you can say the one surprise they threw in there was that the girl did end up dying (spoiler).
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 26, 2020 2:44 pm

if i can spare one person the need to watch this film, then i have done my duty.

First Blood was such a great film. Rambo II was jingoistic nonsense, but at least it was entertaining from an action perspective back when i was going through puberty. everything else in this franchise has been pretty pointless and dumb.
if they want to send this character out the way he deserves, they should have made him an overweight, drunk, MAGA-hat-wearing trumptard who gets fired from his crappy job as a Walmart greeter, can't afford his meds anymore, blames all his problems on the deep state, and decides to stage some kind of inept takeover of the local DMV because the internet tells him it's a front for a child pr0n ring, only to get himself shot and killed in the process. it would have been a fitting and more believable send-off for this character.
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Re: What have you been watching? (Cinema)

Postby Wolfpack on Tue May 26, 2020 4:00 pm

I have been watching Enterprise for the first time.

Ye Gods, that theme song is terrible.
"Alright Shaggy - you and Scooby head over that way. The girls and I will go this way."
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