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« Reply #360 on: May 17, 2020, 11:36:11 pm »
Lifeforce is a pretty good move really. sure its all over the place. But it is interesting to follow it as it bounces around. Feels a bit like a Quatermass plot.

The effects are pretty good even now and lack the "cartoon" feel so many modern CGI overloaded movies have.

And its an interesting twist on the whole vampire theme and is relatively consistent with its mechanics.

I had the book this was based on, "Space Vampires" I believe, way back and have to say the movie is alot better.

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« Reply #361 on: June 08, 2020, 06:29:46 pm »
Top Secret

I watched this ages ago, and was reminded of it via a RLM reView.
I laughed a lot. Still a great comedy. Very 80's if that's a factor for some people.
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« Reply #362 on: June 08, 2020, 08:15:31 pm »
I just recently watched, or rather re-watched, Darkman. Haven't seen it in 25 years, more or less. Held up pretty good, though that's not saying much.  I also re-watched Bulletproof Monk. It didn't exactly hold up, though again, that's not saying much.  BM pretty much relies entirely on the charm and charisma of its actors to make up for its vapid, shallow... everything.  Conversely, Darkman doesn't seem to give its actors much to do to carry the film, relying instead on its action and premise.

Of the two I think I will be revisiting Darkman in another 25 years or so, but I am actually done with Bulletproof Monk for good. Not 100% on that (unlike, say, Drop Dead Fred or Tank Girl...), but maybe 50% sure.
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« Reply #363 on: June 09, 2020, 12:21:02 am »
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I just recently watched, or rather re-watched, Darkman. Haven't seen it in 25 years, more or less. Held up pretty good, though that's not saying much.  I also re-watched Bulletproof Monk. It didn't exactly hold up, though again, that's not saying much.  BM pretty much relies entirely on the charm and charisma of its actors to make up for its vapid, shallow... everything.  Conversely, Darkman doesn't seem to give its actors much to do to carry the film, relying instead on its action and premise.

Of the two I think I will be revisiting Darkman in another 25 years or so, but I am actually done with Bulletproof Monk for good. Not 100% on that (unlike, say, Drop Dead Fred or Tank Girl...), but maybe 50% sure.

I need to rewatch Tank Girl. I remember really liking it.
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« Reply #364 on: June 09, 2020, 08:22:36 am »
Finally finished watching Don Bluth's An American Tail. Yeesh the movie pulls no punches and poor Fivel gets put through multiple wringers. On the other hand Fivel pretty much puts himself into said wringers a several times. Sometimes by just being a trusting little kid. And others by poking into things he really ought not to.

Haven't made it through the sequel yet. Hard to believe this is Jimmy Stewart's last movie.

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« Reply #365 on: June 09, 2020, 08:56:07 am »
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I need to rewatch Tank Girl. I remember really liking it.

I cannot condone this course of action...


No, I really liked Tank Girl when it came out, and was shocked to find that I was very much in the minority. Then I re-watched it a few years back.  It was... not pleasant, though the Kangaroos still hold up in a 'so bad they are good' sort of way, but that's just about the only part that does.
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« Reply #366 on: June 09, 2020, 10:59:24 am »
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I cannot condone this course of action...


No, I really liked Tank Girl when it came out, and was shocked to find that I was very much in the minority. Then I re-watched it a few years back.  It was... not pleasant, though the Kangaroos still hold up in a 'so bad they are good' sort of way, but that's just about the only part that does.
What's so terrible?

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« Reply #367 on: June 09, 2020, 02:02:06 pm »
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What's so terrible?

Take your pick: Tone, Acting, Plot, Story, weird musical number in the middle of the film, half-ass comic book panel filler...


I mean, I suppose I could be persuaded to do one of my super-massive reviews of a 25 year old film, but really who would even want that, other than sadists who know I'd have to watch it again...
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« Reply #368 on: June 09, 2020, 02:39:48 pm »
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Take your pick: Tone, Acting, Plot, Story, weird musical number in the middle of the film, half-ass comic book panel filler...
I'll have to watch it again. I have positive memories of that film.

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« Reply #369 on: June 09, 2020, 02:47:01 pm »
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I'll have to watch it again. I have positive memories of that film.

So did I. Until I watched it again after a decade plus away from it.  Lori Petty's snarking did not age well, and Malcolm McDowell's scenery chewing isn't as good as you remember either.
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« Reply #370 on: June 10, 2020, 07:37:28 pm »
I rewatched Tank girl not that long ago.
It is kinda cringe I suppose. It's very typical of the "hip 90s" quirky type style at the time.
But once I got past the cringe feeling, it was ok.
It's true it doesn't bear any sort of scrutiny plot, acting, effects etc, but if you look past that, it was a fun watch.

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« Reply #371 on: June 10, 2020, 11:38:26 pm »
Saw it when it came out. Didnt think much of it. Its a nonsense show. But doesnt take advantage of that enough.

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« Reply #372 on: June 18, 2020, 03:47:51 am »
I had forgotten to recommend SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. Or maybe I did. Who knows anymore.

For PG-13, it was surprisingly intense with some genuine scary parts. The wrap around storyline was pretty good and even the "politically correct" elements didn't break the movie. Compared to recent horror movies, I'd say it was on par with IT part 1, and far superior to IT part crapholio.

I could see this movie getting a cult following in the future.

THIS was one extremely messed up monster...

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« Reply #373 on: July 06, 2020, 02:42:52 am »
I recently watched this movie Blue is the warmest color. its a great movie about a girl discovering his sexuality but thats all i think ! abit over-rated but still a very beautiful movie to watch. and i know its not a movie but its an honorable mention to name "the office" (comedy) . i recently discovered the office and i must say WOW. just that ! the office is definitely worth watching.:)
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« Reply #374 on: July 07, 2020, 09:35:20 am »
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I had forgotten to recommend SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. Or maybe I did. Who knows anymore.

For PG-13, it was surprisingly intense with some genuine scary parts. The wrap around storyline was pretty good and even the "politically correct" elements didn't break the movie. Compared to recent horror movies, I'd say it was on par with IT part 1, and far superior to IT part crapholio.

I could see this movie getting a cult following in the future.

THIS was one extremely messed up monster...

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Wasn't this a collection of short stories at one point? The monster looks familiar.