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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2018, 02:53:34 AM »
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That's the most Russian thing I've seen since Tarkovsky died.:D

Apparently the person playing Dalamar in the last production was Raistlin in the previous, and his wife plays Tika. Music is pretty good too.

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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2018, 11:05:50 PM »
That is the most whack thing I've seen since Italian Spider-Man.
Jesus Fucking Christ, is this guy honestly that goddamned stupid? He can't understand the plot of a Star Wars film? We're not talking about "Rashomon" here, for fuck's sake. The plot is as linear as they come. If anything, the film tries too hard to fill in all the gaps. This guy must be a flaming retard.  --Mike Wong on Red Letter Moron's review of The Phantom Menace

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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2018, 12:12:32 AM »
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That is the most whack thing I've seen since Italian Spider-Man.

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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 05:39:20 PM »
Re: Last Dragon it's a fun movie; very obviously tongue-in-cheek movie. Bruce Leroy? Eating popcorn with chopsticks?

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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 10:08:21 PM »
Honeymoon Killers. A classic grimy horror/thriller from 1970, Scorsese was originally to direct but was fired over creative differences. Kastle, an opera director, did a great job though and created a gritty, rough B&W sleaze classic. A favourite of not only Scorsese but Truffaut and John Waters.

Based on the true story of an overweight nurse and Lonelyhearts Lothario who fall in love and proceed to work together in ripping off lonely spinsters, eventually turning to murder. The late 60s/early 70s is an underused time period for CoC, I could see using this tale as inspiration for a different kind of CoC session.

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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2018, 10:55:50 PM »
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Re: Last Dragon it's a fun movie; very obviously tongue-in-cheek movie. Bruce Leroy? Eating popcorn with chopsticks?

The pop corn with chopsticks actully looked like a good Idea.

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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 06:24:17 PM »
I've been tearing through the Amazon horror movies selection; it's amazing just how many terrible movie-like things they have on there (a bunch of student films, perhaps?). About the only thing watchable is the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series, but it's good enough at least.
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2018, 09:29:17 PM »
On Canada Netflix there are a few excellent horror films: Ben Wheatley's Kill List and Sightseers, Witch, Babadook, I Saw the Devil, We are What We Are and others.

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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2018, 11:00:04 AM »
For Amazon, you have to subscribe to their "channels". They have a couple of horror themed ones with curated stuff that looks decent. I tend to go for the pre-2000's horror and there's a good amount of that. I think another "channel' focuses on more modern horror movies, but don't quote me on that.

For Netflix, I think that their horror stuff is so-so. The Upflix app might be of limited help in finding something.

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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2018, 03:37:04 AM »
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I've been tearing through the Amazon horror movies selection; it's amazing just how many terrible movie-like things they have on there (a bunch of student films, perhaps?). About the only thing watchable is the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series, but it's good enough at least.

My wife and I have been watching Ash vs the evil dead, just started season two. It's fun, nice to see they maintained the level of serious / camp from the original movies.


There is a lot of good stuff on Netflix, but yes there is a lot of chaff to sort through. Horror as a genre in particular has a high garbage to good ratio. On the plus side, it is so much easier to try another after 10 minutes compared to the old days of VHS where you felt an urge to watch the thing and hope it gets better since you already paid for it.

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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2018, 04:59:44 PM »
Just finished the new ScarJo version of Ghost in the Shell. I liked it, though it's certainly not as good as the anime movie. If you like cyberpunk, and have an aversion to anime, then you will likely love this movie.
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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2018, 11:02:18 PM »
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Just finished the new ScarJo version of Ghost in the Shell. I liked it, though it's certainly not as good as the anime movie. If you like cyberpunk, and have an aversion to anime, then you will likely love this movie.

I made it about half way. Any longer and I would have put my eyes out with a melon baller. The film managed to incorporate three different plots, shoe horn origin stories for at least two characters (maybe more didn't get that far) and Johansson has all the personality of a stroke patient overdosed on Botox.

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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2018, 12:20:06 AM »
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.....) and Johansson has all the personality of a stroke patient overdosed on Botox.

Thats accurate.  I think maybe thats what she was going for.

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« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2018, 03:30:06 AM »
Anyone remember a horror anthology series from possibly Mexico called something like Horro Horro Theater? I saw this back in the late 90s as at the time my cable subscription included a South american channel and it looked fairly interesting what little I saw. Had a sort of Dark Shadows feel.

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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2018, 05:45:03 PM »
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Thats accurate.  I think maybe thats what she was going for.

Then this would be her most successful role. I'm honestly not a fan of hers, bjt this was atrocious.

And can someone please explain why they keep calling her Major? The character's name is Motoko Kuisinagi. Major is her RANK. But every time she's referred to its "Major got hurt" "Major did this".  Was the scriptwriters afraid to use the word "the"? Did they think Motoko was her middle name?