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Author Topic: The Movie Thread Reloaded  (Read 62613 times)

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #690 on: October 11, 2021, 12:51:48 AM »
Amazon Prime tops Netflix, Hulu, and all the others when it comes to some truly dismal, low budget movies.

Two I just ran across are Trump vs. the Illuminati (2.36/10 on IMDB) about a Chinese clone of the 45th president traveling into the future to fight the Illuminati in space and in hell; and Righteous Villains (4.9/10, many reviews seem to be shills), which seems to be a critique of Woke culture with Satan, and also the Illuminati.

I'm not sure I dare.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #691 on: October 11, 2021, 08:58:46 AM »
Amazon Prime tops Netflix, Hulu, and all the others when it comes to some truly dismal, low budget movies.

Two I just ran across are Trump vs. the Illuminati (2.36/10 on IMDB) about a Chinese clone of the 45th president traveling into the future to fight the Illuminati in space and in hell; and Righteous Villains (4.9/10, many reviews seem to be shills), which seems to be a critique of Woke culture with Satan, and also the Illuminati.

I'm not sure I dare.
Did they hire some writers from SyFy? The original SyFy movies were (are) notorious for being on a par with half-assed Asylum Studios mockbusters.

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« Reply #692 on: October 11, 2021, 09:50:39 AM »
Amazon Prime tops Netflix, Hulu, and all the others when it comes to some truly dismal, low budget movies.

Two I just ran across are Trump vs. the Illuminati (2.36/10 on IMDB) about a Chinese clone of the 45th president traveling into the future to fight the Illuminati in space and in hell; and Righteous Villains (4.9/10, many reviews seem to be shills), which seems to be a critique of Woke culture with Satan, and also the Illuminati.

I'm not sure I dare.
Did they hire some writers from SyFy? The original SyFy movies were (are) notorious for being on a par with half-assed Asylum Studios mockbusters.
Compared to a lot of the movies on Amazon Prime, SyFy and Asylum movies are Citizen Kane. I've watch a few that looked like they were shot with handheld cameras in someone's basement, and not in the cinema verite sense. Though based on the trailer, the Villains movie looks more like the low end of Asylum. Speaking of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMU_2ZaV3Hk

And I found the Trump v. Illuminati trailer as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kups2nlK54U
I don't even.

I think there are a lot of people making movies that nobody ever sees.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #693 on: October 11, 2021, 10:24:35 AM »
It makes you wonder how they're paying for it.

I grant that moviemaking has been getting less expensive for a while now -- you can get excellent picture quality with a freaking smartphone, and a copy of Adobe Aftereffects isn't gonna set you back much.

But still. I'd sooner watch some Dust shorts on Youtube than some of that Amazon Prime crap :)

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #694 on: October 11, 2021, 10:27:11 AM »
Amazon Prime tops Netflix, Hulu, and all the others when it comes to some truly dismal, low budget movies.

Two I just ran across are Trump vs. the Illuminati (2.36/10 on IMDB) about a Chinese clone of the 45th president traveling into the future to fight the Illuminati in space and in hell; and Righteous Villains (4.9/10, many reviews seem to be shills), which seems to be a critique of Woke culture with Satan, and also the Illuminati.

I'm not sure I dare.
Did they hire some writers from SyFy? The original SyFy movies were (are) notorious for being on a par with half-assed Asylum Studios mockbusters.

Speaking of! Anyone want to watch the new Dune movie?



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Compared to a lot of the movies on Amazon Prime, SyFy and Asylum movies are Citizen Kane. I've watch a few that looked like they were shot with handheld cameras in someone's basement, and not in the cinema verite sense. Though based on the trailer, the Villains movie looks more like the low end of Asylum. Speaking of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMU_2ZaV3Hk

And I found the Trump v. Illuminati trailer as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kups2nlK54U
I don't even.

I think there are a lot of people making movies that nobody ever sees.

That Trump v. the Illuminati sounds crazy enough to be fun. The trailer looks like a bunch of terrible CGI though.
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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #695 on: October 11, 2021, 10:34:14 AM »
Dear God. They actually got Sean Young in that?

That looks like a bad Tremors-in-Space clone. Jeez. Someone get Burt Gummer, STAT!

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« Reply #696 on: October 11, 2021, 10:53:31 AM »
Dear God. They actually got Sean Young in that?
I think it's a step up for her, at this point.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #697 on: October 11, 2021, 01:13:06 PM »
Amazon Prime tops Netflix, Hulu, and all the others when it comes to some truly dismal, low budget movies.

Two I just ran across are Trump vs. the Illuminati (2.36/10 on IMDB) about a Chinese clone of the 45th president traveling into the future to fight the Illuminati in space and in hell; and Righteous Villains (4.9/10, many reviews seem to be shills), which seems to be a critique of Woke culture with Satan, and also the Illuminati.

I'm not sure I dare.

You could probably make some hilarious movies with these scripts/ideas basically being exactly the same if the right people were in charge

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #698 on: October 12, 2021, 10:57:24 AM »
Amazon Prime tops Netflix, Hulu, and all the others when it comes to some truly dismal, low budget movies.

Amazon does have lots of garbage, but at least it also has the ability to hide movies that you know you'll never watch. Both Disney+ and HBO Max desperately need this feature. Netflix lets you block shows but only for accounts designated as "Kids".

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #699 on: October 15, 2021, 11:48:09 PM »
Did they hire some writers from SyFy? The original SyFy movies were (are) notorious for being on a par with half-assed Asylum Studios mockbusters.
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Thats because a huge chunk of SyFy movies ARE from Asylum.  8)

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« Reply #700 on: October 17, 2021, 01:03:15 PM »
Did they hire some writers from SyFy? The original SyFy movies were (are) notorious for being on a par with half-assed Asylum Studios mockbusters.

Thats because a huge chunk of SyFy movies ARE from Asylum.  8)
I am shocked. Shocked! Well, not that shocked. :)

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« Reply #701 on: October 17, 2021, 10:45:52 PM »
Some of Asylum's productions arent too bad. The rest... well...

Say what you will though. They are prolific. Over 200 movies so far.

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« Reply #702 on: October 18, 2021, 08:07:49 AM »
Some of Asylum's productions arent too bad. The rest... well...

Say what you will though. They are prolific. Over 200 movies so far.
Supposedly, their mockbuster of Battleship was actually better than the 'real' movie. Granted, that's an amazingly low bar to clear.

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Re: The Movie Thread Reloaded
« Reply #703 on: October 18, 2021, 12:21:45 PM »
Some of Asylum's productions arent too bad. The rest... well...

Say what you will though. They are prolific. Over 200 movies so far.
Supposedly, their mockbuster of Battleship was actually better than the 'real' movie. Granted, that's an amazingly low bar to clear.

I liked Battleship.  :- I mean, it was like a Michael Bay movie but 100X less annoying and stupid.
Maybe that is a low bar...
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« Reply #704 on: October 18, 2021, 12:40:22 PM »
Some of Asylum's productions arent too bad. The rest... well...

Say what you will though. They are prolific. Over 200 movies so far.
Supposedly, their mockbuster of Battleship was actually better than the 'real' movie. Granted, that's an amazingly low bar to clear.

I liked Battleship.  :- I mean, it was like a Michael Bay movie but 100X less annoying and stupid.
Maybe that is a low bar...
I liked it, too. Battleship is a stupid movie, but it's kind of fun.