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2021-04-19 11:31:07 AM  
Nobody (2021)- Kick-ass movie about an "average" suburban father looking for his daughter's kitty bracelet. Hijinks and punches ensue. Pretty decent flick.

Sky Sharks (2021)- Quite possibly one of the greatest awfully terrible movies to be made in the past 20 years. Nazi zombies, bloody nudity, gnarly cyborg mutant flying sharks, German actors with comically horrible American accents, gore, 'splosions, dismemberment, and absurdity. This movie has it all.

The Comeback Trail (2021)- Remake of a movie from the 70's (I think) that I haven's seen. Boring, boring, boringzzzzzzz. Robert DeNiro is a crappy movie producer in debt to Morgan Freeman and hatches a plan to for an insurance fraud scheme that involves killing Tommy Lee Jones. De Niro's pal White Scrubs helps out.

Robot Jox Rifftrtax (1989)- Before the Hunger Games there was ROBOT JOX! Giant stop-motion mechs, corny dialogue, and Detective Matt Sikes from Alien Nation as the lead role. Perfect for the Rifftrax treatment.
 
2021-04-19 11:40:57 AM  
Mulholland Falls (1986) - Thriller in which LA detectives (headed by Nick Nolte) run up against the US government after the suspicious death of one of the detectives' mistresses (Jennifer Connelly). I enjoyed the film, save for Nolte's voice which I was having trouble understanding through the entire film. I think that's more a "me" problem than a problem with the film, though.
 
2021-04-19 11:43:07 AM  
Non-stop
Unknown
Cold Pursuit
... spread out over the last two weeks.
When the 12 year realized there are like 10 more similar movies, he said he'd had enough of Liam Neeson killing people.
They were all entertaining - but if I had to recommend just one of them, and you knew nothing about the plot to ruin it, I would recommend Unknown.
 
2021-04-19 12:25:28 PM  
Takeaway from TFA: If you don't have Tubi, get it. It's free.
 
2021-04-19 12:43:19 PM  
all the ladies will tell you,
you can't go wrong with vudu
 
2021-04-19 12:47:28 PM  

Russell_Secord: Takeaway from TFA: If you don't have Tubi, get it. It's free.


A couple questions:
1. Are there commercials?
2. Is it edited for content (language, violence, nudity, etc.)?
 
2021-04-19 12:55:15 PM  
The Dirty Dozen. Seeing the actors all (relatively) young is always a hoot. Plus it is a fun film.

Total Recall. I had made a joke in a Fark thread and then it was on TV. I had to watch it.

Primal. I caught up a couple more episodes now the HBO max has completed the season. Tartakovsky has been a wonderful animator and this is no less.
 
2021-04-19 1:11:59 PM  
Started rewatching Breaking Bad. I fast-forward through every scene with Skyar, 'Flynn' or Marie in it and I must say, it is vastly improved.
 
2021-04-19 1:13:43 PM  
Never heard of The Love Witch, though it sounds like something in my wheelhouse

Thanks to whomever posted this list
 
2021-04-19 1:18:53 PM  
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A lot of the B&W war movies made before 1960 can feel kinda stiff and cliched but this is a good one about Bastogne.

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Straight from Imdb: "A famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, and is forced to perform at private concerts for the Nazi generals."  Leslie Nielsen's the 1st violinist!
 
2021-04-19 1:33:47 PM  
This weekend private theater rental. Showing:

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2021-04-19 1:38:16 PM  
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Robert Shaw tries to stop Bruce Dern from crashing a blimp into the Super Bowl.  There's a lot of setup but the last 50min or so are bonkers.

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Rock Hudson and a group of partisan children blow up a dam in Italy.
 
2021-04-19 1:53:35 PM  
Continuing my read the book and compare the movie I have been doing most of the last year with my 7 year old we finished James and the Giant Peach and watched the movie. The movie had some dumb changes from the book that I didn't like at all. Just overall disappointed.
 
2021-04-19 1:56:21 PM  
This week, Harry Potter films 1-3. Fantastic Beasts and Crimes of Grindlewald.
 
2021-04-19 2:23:04 PM  
I finally got around to watching both Ant Man and Ant Man and the Wasp. What a fun change of pace/tone from the other MCU entries.
 
2021-04-19 2:41:00 PM  
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German boats in neutral Portugal are tipping off U-Boats about British shipping, so the Allies assemble a force made up from a semi-retired British regiment to shut it down.  It should be more fun watching Peck, Niven and Moore pal around but they're a little long in the tooth by then and it's more Dad's Army than Guns of Navarone.
 
2021-04-19 2:51:26 PM  
My wife and I are up to season 5 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer last night.
 
2021-04-19 3:20:13 PM  

Slypork: Russell_Secord: Takeaway from TFA: If you don't have Tubi, get it. It's free.

A couple questions:
1. Are there commercials?
2. Is it edited for content (language, violence, nudity, etc.)?


Yes commercials
No for content
 
2021-04-19 3:22:53 PM  

Slypork: Russell_Secord: Takeaway from TFA: If you don't have Tubi, get it. It's free.

A couple questions:
1. Are there commercials?
2. Is it edited for content (language, violence, nudity, etc.)?


I'm waiting for the same questions to be answered by someone in the know. I can't sit through commercials anymore. Will pay for a service, but can't do ads.
 
2021-04-19 3:24:55 PM  

jimi32: Slypork: Russell_Secord: Takeaway from TFA: If you don't have Tubi, get it. It's free.

A couple questions:
1. Are there commercials?
2. Is it edited for content (language, violence, nudity, etc.)?

Yes commercials
No for content


Thanks, Jimi, for the info.
 
2021-04-19 3:43:56 PM  
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Richard Mulligans plays a suicidal movie producer who's last movie was a total flop that cost the studio millions, so he decides to revamp it as an erotic picture. Come for the great early 80's cast, stay for a topless Julie Andrews!
 
2021-04-19 4:12:55 PM  
Nobody (2021)- What a fantastic film! It's like someone saw Falling Down, and decided to make a version of the movie where the main character gets to bash people who actually deserve it! Best action flick of 2021 so far!

Creepshow (Shudder) - All of the second season episodes so far have been outstanding. This week's would have been worth of the Twilight Zone!

Thunder Force - There is not enough weed in the world to make this funny. How does someone as talented as Melissa McCarthy take a premise filled with comedic gold and just piss away all the funny? This is how! Worse than my Super Ex Girlfriend! Worse than Hancock! WORST!

The Night Manager (2016) -Someone here recommended this show, and wow! What a find. House and Loki play off each other fantastically, and if this doesn't prove Tom Hiddleson should get a crack at Bond I don't know what does.
 
2021-04-19 5:25:35 PM  

Subtonic: Started rewatching Breaking Bad. I fast-forward through every scene with Skyar, 'Flynn' or Marie in it and I must say, it is vastly improved.


I'm about halfway through Season 3 on a first-time watch-through. I'm just glad that those three characters are finally being humanized a bit; all three are very flat and one-dimensional for like the first 25 episodes. I just assumed that that was intentional to make room for some later character development, but I didn't really become aware of it until the first time that I actually felt kind of bad for Marie for a fleeting moment.
 
2021-04-19 5:38:15 PM  
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I preferred the story and characters in the 60's one but I couldn't take my eyes off Elizabeth Hurley in the remake, so I don't really know what to think.
 
2021-04-19 6:06:09 PM  

Heamer: Subtonic: Started rewatching Breaking Bad. I fast-forward through every scene with Skyar, 'Flynn' or Marie in it and I must say, it is vastly improved.

I'm about halfway through Season 3 on a first-time watch-through. I'm just glad that those three characters are finally being humanized a bit; all three are very flat and one-dimensional for like the first 25 episodes. I just assumed that that was intentional to make room for some later character development, but I didn't really become aware of it until the first time that I actually felt kind of bad for Marie for a fleeting moment.


They are horrible characters start to finish. Not in the way walt is horrible either. He's just straight up evil. I do wish I could watch it for the first time again despite that. I'll just say the ending was very satisfying. Enjoy.
 
2021-04-19 10:41:21 PM  
 
2021-04-20 12:57:27 AM  
Mystery Men- disappointing. It had a lot going for it, but never really delivered.

The Nice Guys- not bad. It felt like an Elmore Leonard story but going hard on the humor.
 
2021-04-20 12:51:54 PM  

AtomPeepers: Thunder Force - There is not enough weed in the world to make this funny. How does someone as talented as Melissa McCarthy take a premise filled with comedic gold and just piss away all the funny? This is how! Worse than my Super Ex Girlfriend! Worse than Hancock! WORST!


That's a bit much.  I mean, I won't call it cinematic gold - I actually forgot I'd watched it last week until I read this comment, but it's just forgettable and mediocre.  It honestly mostly felt like Melissa McCarthy recycling her old characters which sucks.

You want a superhero movie that pisses away comedy, you watch Zoom.  Tim Allen sucks the ever loving life out of a script that was halfway decent and could have been spectacular with some re-writes and playing with the universe.  Rip Torn stole every scene he was in, and while great Rip Torn should not be stealing scenes from veteran comedic actors left and right.  It comes across like a sitcom they cut into a film or a made for TV Disney movie.
 
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