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Re: movies

Postby AnnihiSlateR » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:48 pm

I've watched a fair bit recently. Wings of Desire being the real pick of the bunch.
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Postby Ghost » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:40 pm

I'm watching old horrors on Amazon Prime. Fiend without a face is hilarious.
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Postby Ghost » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:39 am

I assume most of you have sky/virgin so won't matter to you but I have just noticed that Freeview now has a Horror Channel. Plays good stuff too. Doctor Who and Twilight Zone during the day. The 9pm movie tonight is The Devil Rides Out. :yes:
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Postby Darkweasel » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:15 pm

Watch out for one called The Devil's Rain.
It stars William Shatner and Ernest Borgnine and is every bit as awesome as it sounds.

They also show Werewolves on Wheels occasionally.
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MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT

Or alternatively, American Sniper Monsters.
Or Zero Dark Monsters.
Or Black Monsters Down.
Or Three Mon.... Well, you get the idea.

I have to be honest. I didn't really like Monsters. I understand it was a character piece set against a backdrop of monsters, that it had a fairly low budget so there wasn't going to be a massive amount of monster action, but it still left me thinking, "is that it?" The one part I did love was how watching the beginning of the film straight after the ending turned the whole thing on its head, and a story with a happy ending suddenly became a far more downbeat one. That, and a few scattered moments of quality here and there convinced me that if a sequel were ever to be made, it would be one worth checking out.

Not for the first time, it turned out I was spectacularly wrong.

Monsters: Dark Continent is a war film set in the Middle East. It's about a group of friends from Detroit who join the army so they have a story to tell. It's about how innocence gets destroyed in a hail of bullets. And it's a story about the loss of life, limbs, and hope.
It is not, however, a story about monsters.

It does have monsters in it, but they're kept to the background for the most part, marching like a herd of tentacled elephants not really doing a lot. There are some horsey type monsters this time too, but they do very little either. In fact, it seems that the monsters are only there to show that they're not actually deliberately aggressive and that they have feelings too. There's probably some subtext about the war, but I really couldn't be arsed to delve that deeply.
The special effects for the Goliaths (as it appears they have been named) are quite brilliant, but it's a shame they're only on screen for a few minutes and only do two or three things of note. The monster vs dog fight and the spores scene are two very brief highlights.

If all the monster moments were removed from M:DC, you'd actually be left with a perfectly serviceable war film. Nothing award winning or even that good, but certainly something better than this. The two hour running time is completely unnecessary, there's a real "seen this all before" vibe to the non-monstery parts, and it features probably the most out-of-place and gratuitous sex/sex party ever. Seriously. It's like the director had a part time gig shooting porn and somehow got the two films mixed up.


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Postby Ghost » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:30 pm

Darkweasel wrote:Watch out for one called The Devil's Rain.
It stars William Shatner and Ernest Borgnine and is every bit as awesome as it sounds.

They also show Werewolves on Wheels occasionally.
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Favourite all time Freddy moment for me is from number 3 "I said where's the fucking bourbon".
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Postby Darkweasel » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:35 pm

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Postby Ghost » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:03 pm

Yeah from number 4. Freddys voice has really weird reverb effects on it in the 4th one which make him sound different.
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Postby Applecore » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:39 am

I hear a lot of people slating the 4th and 5th Elm St movies, but I actually really like them. Same with the Halloween sequels - they're all fun enough, up to and not including Resurrection.
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Postby bloodfiend » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:11 am

Applecore wrote:I hear a lot of people slating the 4th and 5th Elm St movies, but I actually really like them. Same with the Halloween sequels - they're all fun enough, up to and not including Resurrection.


The Dream Child and The Dream Master? I think they're horrendous. Not quite as bad as part 2 admittedly, but still dire. The pizza meatball scene is quite possible the worst thing of the entrie series.

Dream Warriors and the first one are the only ones that are any good.

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Postby Ghost » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:33 pm

I hope the makers of Never Sleep Again and Crystal Lake Memories do a documentary on the Halloween movies too.
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Postby Applecore » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:59 am

bloodfiend wrote:
Applecore wrote:I hear a lot of people slating the 4th and 5th Elm St movies, but I actually really like them. Same with the Halloween sequels - they're all fun enough, up to and not including Resurrection.


The Dream Child and The Dream Master? I think they're horrendous. Not quite as bad as part 2 admittedly, but still dire. The pizza meatball scene is quite possible the worst thing of the entrie series.

Dream Warriors and the first one are the only ones that are any good.

They're all just daft fun. 4 and 5 are bad, I'll admit, but they're firmly in the "so bad they're actually really enjoyable" camp, IMO.
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Postby Ghost » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:01 pm

Saw Starred up. Was a great film. Nice to see an actor get his dinkle out on screen. Although I'd have probably trimmed my pubes if it was me.
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Postby Luke_X » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:10 pm

Edge of Tomorrow/Live.Die.Repeat - a surprisingly great film. It's like a mix of Starship Troopers meets Groundhog Day. It's not bringing anything new to the table but it's blending separate elements really well. By far the best film I've seen Tom Cruise in since Mission Impossible 3. 8/10

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Postby Darkweasel » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:33 pm

Ghost wrote:Nice to see an actor get his dinkle out on screen.

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Postby Ghost » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:40 am

Masque of the red death is on the horror channel this afternoon so may check that out. I wonder if they cut films on there because it is still rated a 15 on dvd.

So weird to be watching films at set times again after so many years of dvd and streaming. Not used to having to plan ha ha.
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