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Re: movies

Postby someone else » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:05 pm

ANDREWHALL28 wrote:
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i have these 2 to watch today, got both on the cheap, look quite good


That one's quite good - one of the few films with Val Kilmer in a starring role that's I've enjoyed, find he's much better in a supporting role (Heat, Tombstone..)
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Postby ANDREWHALL28 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:18 pm

Val Kilmer is a pretty good actor overall, been very few films I have seen him in that he was actually rubbish, the film may have sucked, but he is usually quite good, The Saint being a good example

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Postby Darkweasel » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:02 pm

It's that time of night again...

GALAXY OF TERROR
(1981)

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"I hate worms!" shudders the scared actress in this Roger Corman produced flick.
Ten minutes later and that very same actress has been left on the rocky floor, oiled up and raped to death by a giant worm.

Oh yes, it's that type of film. :twisted:

The crew of a spaceship get sent to investigate what happened to the disappearance of another crew and set down on a planet with a large pyramid structure waiting nice and conveniently for them. Once inside, they find all manner of beastly things intent on doing some very nasty stuff to them indeed.
For a low budget '80s sci-fi B-Movie horror it's actually fairly entertaining. It clocks in at 75 minutes so you don't have time to get bored, it's gory, it's daft, and just good fun.

Some quite interesting names pop up in the credits too. The second Unit Director & Production Designer was a certain James Cameron, whose touches were so easy to spot - the planet landscape used in Galaxy of Terror is almost identical to LV426 from Aliens, with the futuristic apocalyptic look of The Terminator thrown in for good measure (Cameron's self-plagiarism going back even further than I thought then).
The Set Dresser was Bill Paxton (Private Hudson from Aliens), some effects work was done by Alec Gillis (Aliens again), more effects by R Christopher Biggs (Critters, Teen Wolf, and digital artist for Spider-man 2 & Pirates of the Caribbean) and the cinematographer was Jacques Haitkin who went on to work on A Nightmare on Elm Street along with the main support in this film, Robert Englund (who even manages a pre-Freddy impression in one scene).
Other reasonably famous names turn up along the way - Grace Zabriskie (Sarah Palmer from Twin Peaks), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects), Ray Walston (too many to mention) and Erin Moran (Joanie from Happy Days!)

Low budget schlock but actually more entertaining than I thought it would be.
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Postby Lick Mars » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:29 am

I just watched American Psycho 2. I like that the writer had obviously never watched the first film let alone read the book. Even if you watched it without knowing the title of the film, it's just like predictable failure of a slasher film.
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Postby Darkweasel » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:10 am

Lick Mars wrote:I just watched American Psycho 2. I like that the writer had obviously never watched the first film let alone read the book. Even if you watched it without knowing the title of the film, it's just like predictable failure of a slasher film.

But William Shatner's in it.
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Postby Big D » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:54 pm

I think I've seen Galaxy of Terror. I vaguely remember some young lady getting her clothes removed by a slime-worm.

Anyway, sticking with the highbrow theme:

Sinbad and The Minotaur.
Remember those fantasy adventure things C5 used to show back in the 90s? Hercules, Xena...Sinbad?
Now imagine them done without the budget, a decent CGI team or any of the wit. Or to put it another way: Imagine SyFy tried to do a Sinbad movie.
It's not utterly without merit but I can't see anybody involved being too gutted if it gets missed off the CV.

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Re: movies

Postby ANDREWHALL28 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:17 pm

I've just bought that Sinbad film ha ha, it isn't great, i'll stick with the Ray harryhausen movies, a lot more fun :-)

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Re: movies

Postby Darkweasel » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:56 am

FORBIDDEN WORLD
(AKA MUTANT - 1982)

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So, you've just made a movie which has done fairly well (for its genre) and you want to make another one quickly.
What do you do? You strip down all the used sets from the first movie, paint them up a bit and use them all again for the new film. You then hire cheap make-up effects men and a director who seems to favour porn instead of sci-fi horror.

The story here is beyond simple - an astronaut is awoken from hypersleep to go and kill a big rubber monster. Basically, it's Alien in all but the details.
Bodies melt, limbs come off, an alien uses a computer, June Chadwick (V, This is Spinal Tap) and some other lovely bit filth get hot, naked and horny with comforting regularity (and even shower with each other in one already frequently rewatched scene), and cancer is the ultimate hero.

Sloppy fun.
With tits.
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Re: movies

Postby Chugging Pus » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:27 am

I watched Crank last night, was odd. I liked it, but was definitely odd.
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Re: movies

Postby Lick Mars » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:37 am

Darkweasel wrote:
Lick Mars wrote:I just watched American Psycho 2. I like that the writer had obviously never watched the first film let alone read the book. Even if you watched it without knowing the title of the film, it's just like predictable failure of a slasher film.

But William Shatner's in it.

Lol even that didn't redeem it
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Re: movies

Postby Luke_X » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:35 pm

Chugging Pus wrote:I watched Crank last night, was odd. I liked it, but was definitely odd.


Watch the second film, its even more odd but as awesome

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Re: movies

Postby Big D » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:02 pm

Just watched : Jonah Hex

Scarred gunslinger with the power to talk to the dead is recruited by the US Army to track down an ex-Confederate madman.
Based on a comic I've never read, so I don't know if the supernatural and steampunk elements are true to the book or not. Either way, what you get is a film that tries to be a cross between The Crow and The Wild Wild West and just doesn't pull it off.

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Re: movies

Postby Darkweasel » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:10 pm

THE DEADLY SPAWN
(1983)

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Nasty aliens with lots of teeth take up residence in a family's cellar, growing and multiplying with each meal of unwary parents and unlucky electricians. faces are bitten off, heads are removed and old people are happily munched on as a ten year old boy with a love of monsters and some family and friends try to kill the hungry space maggots before they take over the town.
Good effects, a healthy wedge of splatter, a better than average script and a fast pace keep this obscure little film moving. Not even the amateurish acting can stop its overall enthusiasm.
5.5/10
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Re: movies

Postby Big D » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:25 pm

Where are you getting all these from? Got a portable timewarp back to 1985 or something?

Anyway, just watched: The Sword With No Name

Young noblewoman meets a fisherman. When she becomes queen and tries to deal with palace infighting, a husband who isn't interested and foreign powers jockeying for position, he becomes her faithful bodyguard.
Korean film loosely based on a queen I've never heard of. It's mostly a court drama about Korean 19 century politics and her relationship with her bodyguard, with a bit of flashy swordfighting here and there. Probably plays better to a domestic audience who have more ties to these people. And the male lead does come across as decidely stalker-ish in places. OK, but I never really got immersed in it.

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Re: movies

Postby Luke_X » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:29 pm

for those who give a shit about the new Batman film, Anne Hathaway has said on Oprah Winfrey that she WILL play Catwoman. although this conflicts the cast listing from Christopher Nolan which lists her just as Selina Kyle (Catwoman's real name).

for those who dont know who Anne Hathaway is, here is a picture

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