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2020-04-04 3:17:24 AM  
I'm sorry, but I didn't see Moon in this giant list of failure.

Not fail from that list:

Starfish: weird, but interesting and different. Got to see it at a film festival and chat with the writer/director afterwards. Imagine the world is ending, all around you, but you just can't even. Way too appropriate to the current moment. The photo in TFA looks a bit silly, but don't let that turn you off.

The Witch: good movie, amazing attention to detail in constructing the sets, but not sure why it's on this list.

The rest? Meh.
 
2020-04-04 3:18:13 AM  
Not the worst list. Skip The Happening, awful movie (although it would be worth it if there was a Rifftrax version). Only one I haven't seen is Starfish. I guess I'll give it a shot.
 
2020-04-04 3:20:22 AM  

Sid_6.7: I'm sorry, but I didn't see Moon in this giant list of failure.


Moon was f****ing fantastic and should be at the top of that list.
 
2020-04-04 3:31:32 AM  
Sid_6.7:

The Witch: good movie, amazing attention to detail in constructing the sets, but not sure why it's on this list.

Because the family was completely isolated and closed off from the rest of their community?
 
2020-04-04 3:40:28 AM  
Also, I loved The Lighthouse, but I've been very careful about who I recommend it to.  Telling a typical moviegoer that you enjoyed it will probably lead to them avoiding you from now on.

This is definitely the movie to watch if self-quarantining and social-distancing are starting to nag you, if only because you'll probably feel glad you're not stuck in a drafty cabin next to a lighthouse as you shutter yourself away from the world right now.

On the contrary, I think this movie will make you afraid of whoever you're isolated with

SPOILER

This is also definitely the movie to watch if you've ever been curious about mermaid genitalia
 
2020-04-04 3:50:15 AM  

Naido: Sid_6.7:

The Witch: good movie, amazing attention to detail in constructing the sets, but not sure why it's on this list.

Because the family was completely isolated and closed off from the rest of their community?


Through the choices of the patriarch. They could have gone back and begged forgiveness at any time.
 
2020-04-04 4:09:07 AM  
The Happening

Nobody should watch The Happening.

Been keeping myself busy watching the MCU in chronological order.  25 movies should eat up a good chunk of time until things open up again.
 
2020-04-04 4:13:27 AM  
M - O - O - N, that spells-

Sid_6.7: I'm sorry, but I didn't see Moon in this giant list of failure.


Dammit!
 
2020-04-04 4:36:12 AM  
Right at Your Door (2006) was ahead of its time.
 
2020-04-04 4:58:22 AM  

WoolyManwich: Not the worst list. Skip The Happening, awful movie (although it would be worth it if there was a Rifftrax version). Only one I haven't seen is Starfish. I guess I'll give it a shot.


Lucky you!!
https://www.rifftrax.com/the-happenin​g
 
2020-04-04 5:34:07 AM  

Naido: On the contrary, I think this movie will make you afraid of whoever you're isolated with


If you want that feeling, give Antichrist a go
 
2020-04-04 5:45:37 AM  

Snapper Carr: The Happening

Nobody should watch The Happening.

Been keeping myself busy watching the MCU in chronological order.  25 movies should eat up a good chunk of time until things open up again.


Since all the Treks have been free on CBS All Access I've been Trekking.  First Picard then Disco.  Flawed but enjoyable.  Say what you want about Discovery but it doesn't have the usual problem with streaming show pacing.  Short Treks is next if I manage to finish Disco in time.
 
2020-04-04 5:47:16 AM  

WoolyManwich: Not the worst list. Skip The Happening, awful movie (although it would be worth it if there was a Rifftrax version). Only one I haven't seen is Starfish. I guess I'll give it a shot.


c'mon, The Happening is great! It's the big budget disaster movie Ed Wood would make.
 
2020-04-04 6:17:15 AM  
*sigh* Another shiatlist. Aaaaanyhoo Sarah Polley was in Dawn of Dead. Remember when she was gonna be a thing?
 
2020-04-04 6:19:39 AM  
Naido:

This is also definitely the movie to watch if you've ever been curious about mermaid genitalia


Uh....uh, I'll be right back...
 
2020-04-04 7:34:37 AM  
The Martian.
 
2020-04-04 7:59:48 AM  
Cast Away had serious pacing problems. A Quiet Place was ok if overrated. The Lighthouse was trippy as shiat. The Happening was shiat and the twist in The Village was telegraphed from a mile away.

The Dawn of the Dead remake was terrific. Sarah Polley, yum.
 
2020-04-04 8:26:57 AM  
Into the Wild, no no no no, this dumb shiat took off into the woods ignoring all advice with a bag of rice and a 22. Just Stop with this shiat.
 
2020-04-04 8:43:21 AM  

Mugato: Cast Away had serious pacing problems. A Quiet Place was ok if overrated. The Lighthouse was trippy as shiat. The Happening was shiat and the twist in The Village was telegraphed from a mile away.

The Dawn of the Dead remake was terrific. Sarah Polley, yum.


I think DotD 2004 is great too but if I had to pick one I'd pick the first one every time.

The asshole that owns the rights needs to finally license it for blu ray/streaming. I have a DVD but it's over 20 years old and the aspect ratio is all farked up on my blu ray player and modern TV.
 
2020-04-04 8:50:39 AM  

Skeleton Man: Mugato: Cast Away had serious pacing problems. A Quiet Place was ok if overrated. The Lighthouse was trippy as shiat. The Happening was shiat and the twist in The Village was telegraphed from a mile away.

The Dawn of the Dead remake was terrific. Sarah Polley, yum.

I think DotD 2004 is great too but if I had to pick one I'd pick the first one every time.

The asshole that owns the rights needs to finally license it for blu ray/streaming. I have a DVD but it's over 20 years old and the aspect ratio is all farked up on my blu ray player and modern TV.


To me, the 2004 movie is barely a remake. The only things they have in common are zombies and a mall setting. The story, characters, the tone, even the behavior of the zombies themselves are completely different.

I appreciate the independent film feel and gratuitous gore of the original but I like the remake a bit more. But again, they're so different and most zombie movies/TV shows suck so much that there's plenty of room for both.

The Day of the Dead remake was crap though.
 
2020-04-04 8:54:42 AM  

Mugato: The Dawn of the Dead remake was terrific. Sarah Polley, yum.


I am one of those old school slow zombie nerds.
Dawn of the Dead was a good movie, but anything running after me is scary, you don't need to be a zombie.
To me, what always made zombie movies scary was even though they were slow and shambling they still get you in the end.

A zombie running after me is no scarier than a regular guy with a hammer running after me.

Where he went wrong with Land of the Dead was the zombies used guns and Molotov cocktails. Given the option of being eaten alive by zombies or being shot, I will take being shot. A zombie with a gun isn't scary.
 
2020-04-04 9:30:20 AM  
I just watched Moonstruck with Cher and Nicholas Cage last night
 
2020-04-04 9:41:22 AM  

johnny_vegas: I just watched Moonstruck with Cher and Nicholas Cage last night


A true example of 'they don't make 'em like that anymore', though they never made very many of them.  Funny and wise, a great movie
 
2020-04-04 9:41:40 AM  

johnny_vegas: I just watched Moonstruck with Cher and Nicholas Cage last night


My God man, things haven't gotten that bad yet.
 
2020-04-04 9:55:05 AM  

Mugato: johnny_vegas: I just watched Moonstruck with Cher and Nicholas Cage last night

My God man, things haven't gotten that bad yet.


I am not discounting that I may have gone insane already because I enjoyed it!
 
2020-04-04 9:58:15 AM  

johnny_vegas: Mugato: johnny_vegas: I just watched Moonstruck with Cher and Nicholas Cage last night

My God man, things haven't gotten that bad yet.

I am not discounting that I may have gone insane already because I enjoyed it!


Fair enough.
 
2020-04-04 10:12:51 AM  
We call Gravity the Mrs O'Leary's cow in space movie. We found it silly and didn't understand why it was a big deal.
 
2020-04-04 11:07:14 AM  

Majikthise: Lucky you!!
https://www.rifftrax.com/the-happening​


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Welp, apparently I'm gonna be watching The Happening today!
 
2020-04-04 11:36:51 AM  
Oh. I thought it would be a list of movies like Society, Forbidden Zone and Cats that make everyone else in the room get up and leave.
 
2020-04-04 12:31:06 PM  

RadicalEd: We call Gravity the Mrs O'Leary's cow in space movie. We found it silly and didn't understand why it was a big deal.


I think I completely missed the point of that movie.
 
2020-04-04 12:54:14 PM  

Bslim: *sigh* Another shiatlist. Aaaaanyhoo Sarah Polley was in Dawn of Dead. Remember when she was gonna be a thing?


Yeah, now she's just a highly regarded director, writer and producer.
 
2020-04-04 1:20:01 PM  

Billy Liar: Bslim: *sigh* Another shiatlist. Aaaaanyhoo Sarah Polley was in Dawn of Dead. Remember when she was gonna be a thing?

Yeah, now she's just a highly regarded director, writer and producer.


Yeah, she was slumming it in DotD.
 
2020-04-04 1:25:48 PM  

Bslim: *sigh* Another shiatlist. Aaaaanyhoo Sarah Polley was in Dawn of Dead. Remember when she was gonna be a thing?


I listened to an audio interview she gave not too long ago for the 20th anniversary of the film Go.

I got the sense that socio-political activism is her main deal, and although she had plenty of chances to become an A-lister through the years, she mostly considered acting a sidebar and didn't give a crap about turning down offers.  I think she works mostly behind the camera these days.
 
2020-04-04 1:36:22 PM  

WoolyManwich: Not the worst list. Skip The Happening, awful movie (although it would be worth it if there was a Rifftrax version). Only one I haven't seen is Starfish. I guess I'll give it a shot.


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2020-04-04 2:19:43 PM  
I know it's old and unhip but I've always had a soft spot for "Silent Running," the SF flick about the crazy guy trying to save the last of the world's natural places in spaceship biodomes. The plot makes no sense at all, but it still hits me in the feels. Maybe it's the Joan Baez songs on the soundtrack. But I also love the way you see the man try to bond with the primitive robots for company when he's left all alone for months at a time.
 
2020-04-04 4:35:22 PM  
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2020-04-04 5:20:02 PM  

WoolyManwich: Not the worst list. ... Only one I haven't seen is Starfish. I guess I'll give it a shot.



Pretty sure that they have lots of scenes posted on PornHub if you are into that kind of thing.

According to... um.. a friend?
 
2020-04-04 5:34:58 PM  
My Side of the Mountain - Trailer
Youtube AZaXjkgYUEE
 
2020-04-04 7:00:13 PM  

Skeleton Man: Mugato: Cast Away had serious pacing problems. A Quiet Place was ok if overrated. The Lighthouse was trippy as shiat. The Happening was shiat and the twist in The Village was telegraphed from a mile away.

The Dawn of the Dead remake was terrific. Sarah Polley, yum.

I think DotD 2004 is great too but if I had to pick one I'd pick the first one every time.

The asshole that owns the rights needs to finally license it for blu ray/streaming. I have a DVD but it's over 20 years old and the aspect ratio is all farked up on my blu ray player and modern TV.


You should have an option in your TV settings menu to change the display for SD video from stretch to normal.
 
2020-04-04 8:48:41 PM  
No Taxi Driver?
 
2020-04-04 9:47:59 PM  
Dick Proenneke in Alone in the Wilderness
Youtube jG3fUIoXQ5A
 
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