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(Us Weekly)   Easier than channeling 1.21 jigawatts to your flux capacitor it's the Fark Monday Movie Rewind. A thread to discuss the movies/TV we've seen this past week. What have you been watching? LGT B2TF: Where are they now. Bonus: Fav Christopher Lloyd role?   (usmagazine.com) divider line
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2021-07-26 11:26:17 AM  
Horror In The High Desert (2021)- Found footage film rife with "interviews" to pad out a what could have been a fantastic terrible Blair-Witchesque horror flick but firmly lodges its' foot up its' own ass (' ' ??). Gary the rhotacistic hiker disappears in the desert. Gary has a vlog. I wish the entire film was just Gary's vlog (f**k my lack of  's knowledge). Instead the director/writer uses long-winded interviews with a reporter, his sister, etc to stretch out the runtime. These side characters quickly wear out their welcome as the first half consists mostly of their self-conflicting accounts of Gary. All I wanted was more Gary. The latter half delivers, then kinda flumps, and left me feeling slightly depressed that Gary is not a real person and that ***SPOILER IF YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT A MOVIE THAT YOU SHOULDN'T REALLY CARE ABOUT*** there likely will be no more posts from Gary.

Rising Wolf (2021)- "Rogue Russian Controlled Elevators Are A Pain In The Ass"-  Woman wakes up in a d**kish elevator to find that A: her father is being tortured, and B: she is a captive of a generic Russian villian-for-hire. Another B-horror/suspense movie that could have been better but ultimately ran too long. CGI was good. Acting was competent. 1 hour of decent concept extended to a 1:45 film.
 
2021-07-26 11:33:18 AM  
Christopher Lloyd is my fav actor and my fav  role was his portrayal of John Bigbooté in Buckaroo Banzai 8th Dimension. His Klingon portrayal was excellent as well.
 
2021-07-26 12:08:00 PM  
Haven't watched anything new.

Been watching old movies on TCM.


Fav Lloyd role for me by far is....
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2021-07-26 12:11:03 PM  
I tried to watch Sex/Life and it was abysmal.  I finished Loki, slightly tardy to that party.  Loved it.  Easily the best of the 3 Disney+ shows so far.

I'm re-watching House season 1 on Amazon Prime and am reminded of how much I enjoyed it.  Though the patient fails to seize in Season one of house about as often as the cute female lead to be flirted with is absent in Supernatural.  [eye roll]

Professor Plum, obviously.  :)
 
2021-07-26 12:13:37 PM  
Blood Red Sky on Netflix. Was actually really good. German movie about a plane that gets overtaken by terrorists and the mother has a bad case of vampirism.

Just started a Breaking Bad rewatch. It's still awesome.
 
2021-07-26 12:17:42 PM  
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He's best when he's unhinged.
 
2021-07-26 12:21:02 PM  
The Siege of Jadotville.

Nice historical drama/war story about a little know nugget of history.
 
2021-07-26 12:21:23 PM  
Gunpowder Milkshake in Netflix.

Somewhat predictable, good action set pieces with ridiculous premises tossed in. Acting was acceptable, but the dialogue wasn't good. Low budget, and I think they would have been better off using practical effects instead of CGI in a lot of places.

I do like the director. He had some really great shots set up and understands how to effectively use a camera in motion through tracking shots. I want to see what he can do with a better budget.
 
2021-07-26 12:23:20 PM  
Watched Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. That was hilarioulsy weirder than I expected. Have a "Buried Treasure" and get a "soul douche".
 
2021-07-26 12:25:50 PM  
This week we watched Die Hard (1988). Wow, it's coming up on its 35th anniversary. Still holds up after all these years. A very well-made film, and a game changer for the genre. Fun fact: in the book, a guy on the plane tells McClane to flex his toes in carpet to relieve stress. That's what he's doing when the fireworks go off, which explains why he's barefoot throughout most of the movie.
 
2021-07-26 12:26:39 PM  
My daughters are old enough now to watch more mature TV, so we're watching Breaking Bad. The wife and I absolutely loved it when it came out, and the kids are really into it. We're almost to the end of season 2. Can't wait for Gus.
 
2021-07-26 12:26:54 PM  
Watching Masters of the Universe

One flew over the Cuckoo's nest
 
2021-07-26 12:26:58 PM  
Wellington Paranormal got added to HBO streaming finally!
Also is there anything good on Apple TV? We started See which is alright, got a year free with a phone for work...
 
2021-07-26 12:27:41 PM  
Also because the new trailer piqued the Fiancee's interest, we started the Lynch version of Dune. I warned her.
We didn't get halfway through.
 
2021-07-26 12:27:45 PM  
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2021-07-26 12:29:13 PM  
Just binged In Search of Darkness, two 4 and a half documentaries on 80's horror movies. A who's who of interviewees, lots of classics and lesser known movies covered, with plenty of clips, trailers, and stories to keep things interesting. If you;re the kind of person interested in hearing Pinhead discuss his love of Evil Dead 2, you need to watch this. Not definitive, but pretty damn close.
 
2021-07-26 12:30:21 PM  
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2021-07-26 12:30:56 PM  

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BIG-BOO-TAY! TAY! TAY!
 
2021-07-26 12:31:17 PM  
Never really been into WWI, but I got caught up in documentary series on one of the "America! fark Yeah!" channels (Military? AHC? History? whatever) called "Apocalypse WWI" It covers the entire war from start to finish across 6 episodes with colorized footage from back then. I found it incredibly interesting and it also makes me want to cockpunch any Eurotrash twat that runs their mouth about the USA being a bunch of warmongers.
 
2021-07-26 12:33:25 PM  

freddyV: Haven't watched anything new.

Been watching old movies on TCM.


Fav Lloyd role for me by far is....
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THIS.  Taxi is definitely my favourite Lloyd role.  He was born to play that character.

Wife and I have started re-watching the Six Million Dollar Man, the Blu-Ray release.  I have to say, those original pilots were ... well, laughable in their own way, and I don't just mean the way 70s shows tend to be pretty camp and cheesy by today's standards.

Personally (because my wife doesn't care for it) I've been re-watching Red Dwarf from the beginning.  Still one of my favourite shows.
 
2021-07-26 12:35:55 PM  

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He's so good as Fester that I often forget it's him.
 
2021-07-26 12:37:06 PM  
The Forever Purge - Give people one day a year to Purge, and they'll decide to do it all year round? Seems about right.

Repo Men (1984) - Tarantino borrows his early punk rock film aesthetic from Alex Cox, a few years later and get hailed as the genius of Hollywood. What a fun movie.

Favorite Christopher Lloyd Role. Doc Brown. He's just iconic in the role.
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Runners up: Reverend Jim, John Bigboote', Commander Kruge, Max in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Professor Plum, Uncle Fester, and the grandpa in Nobody! The man is an acting treasure!
 
2021-07-26 12:38:27 PM  
Just watched Without Remorse on Prime. Really pretty bad. Same old story line, washed out characters, unbelievable fight situations. It could have easily been written by a bot.
 
2021-07-26 12:39:04 PM  

Dick Gozinya: Never really been into WWI, but I got caught up in documentary series on one of the "America! fark Yeah!" channels (Military? AHC? History? whatever) called "Apocalypse WWI" It covers the entire war from start to finish across 6 episodes with colorized footage from back then. I found it incredibly interesting and it also makes me want to cockpunch any Eurotrash twat that runs their mouth about the USA being a bunch of warmongers.


Check out:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thegreat​w​ar

Click on playlists and find year by year.  It's a week by week, starting in 2014 through 2018, of the events of WW1 100 years later.
 
2021-07-26 12:44:54 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Wellington Paranormal got added to HBO streaming finally!
Also is there anything good on Apple TV? We started See which is alright, got a year free with a phone for work...


Ted Lasso. Jason Sudeikis is sublime.
 
2021-07-26 12:52:38 PM  
Not much watching this week the only movie I watched was:

Anna (2019) -  Luc Besson goes back to the 'Female Assassin' well.  Critics hated on this one, but I liked it a fair bit.  Not as good as La Femme Nikita or The Professional, but quite a bit better than Lucy.  Rating: B.
 
2021-07-26 12:54:55 PM  
Just binged 3 seasons (only 6 episodes per season) of Cardinal on Hulu, from the discussion the other day of police procedural shows. I really enjoy shows where the crime or the issue takes up the entire season, instead of one mystery per episode. Bonus for me - Billy Campbell. I enjoy the Rocketeer, so seeing him older and more grizzled... yum.

Having said that, I'm working through season 3 of Harrow - I had watched the first season ages ago on Hulu, and then saw that there were 2 more seasons. I watched season 2 yesterday, and starting 3 today. Its so goofy sometimes - WTF would a medical examiner be doing all this detective work? But its enjoyable and only 10 episodes per season, so easy to watch with an over-arching mystery per season.

I recently rewatched through Psych, and Christopher Lloyd was good in the 100th episode, which was a homage to Clue. I also enjoyed poor Curt Smith from Tears for Fears, who gets pretty abused in most episodes he's in.
 
2021-07-26 12:58:03 PM  

Russell_Secord: This week we watched Die Hard (1988). Wow, it's coming up on its 35th anniversary. Still holds up after all these years. A very well-made film, and a game changer for the genre. Fun fact: in the book, a guy on the plane tells McClane to flex his toes in carpet to relieve stress. That's what he's doing when the fireworks go off, which explains why he's barefoot throughout most of the movie.


Die Hard is our go to holiday movie, so we get plenty of rewatches in.

Just finished rewatching The Witcher after seeing the spot for season 2.

Probably next up are Gunpowder Milkshake, Bo Burnham's musical, and Knives Out.
 
2021-07-26 1:04:44 PM  
Finished Loki.Very good. Loved the character growth. Got a giggle out of seeing the Thanos copter amongst the wreckage in episode 5.

Rewatched A Big Hand for the Little Lady. Fun film.

Lloyd is a great character actor. Everyone's mentioned some of my favorite roles of his but I love him as Judge Doom.
 
2021-07-26 1:07:29 PM  

Russell_Secord: This week we watched Die Hard (1988). Wow, it's coming up on its 35th anniversary. Still holds up after all these years. A very well-made film, and a game changer for the genre. Fun fact: in the book, a guy on the plane tells McClane to flex his toes in carpet to relieve stress. That's what he's doing when the fireworks go off, which explains why he's barefoot throughout most of the movie.


So basically the exact same thing that's in the movie?
 
Ant
2021-07-26 1:12:29 PM  

freddyV: Haven't watched anything new.

Been watching old movies on TCM.


Fav Lloyd role for me by far is....
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Reverend Jim is still his best role
 
Ant
2021-07-26 1:16:07 PM  
I've been watching The Americans. I love it. They're pretty farking brutal sometimes.

"Here, let's just *crack* fold this dead person so they'll fit neatly into this luggage."
 
2021-07-26 1:35:28 PM  

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He's best when he's unhinged.


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2021-07-26 2:01:42 PM  
Watched "The Awful Truth" with Cary Grant and Irene Dunn and Ralph Bellamy - pretty good. Grant and Bellamy are cast in very similar roles a few years later in "His Girl Friday". Also watched the Terry Jones / Michael Palin post-Python project "Ripping Yarns", a spoof (or spoofs..."spooves"?) of old boys' "adventure" tales of the earlyish 20th century. Hadn't watched them since my VHS copies some 15-20 years ago. They hold up.
 
2021-07-26 2:14:21 PM  
Re-watched Freddy Got Fingered for about the 1000th time.
 
2021-07-26 2:20:27 PM  

Subtonic: Re-watched Freddy Got Fingered for about the 1000th time.


Clearly, the therapy isn't working.
 
2021-07-26 2:38:46 PM  
 
2021-07-26 2:44:56 PM  
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2021-07-26 3:17:28 PM  
As a midday break, I have been watching the Dick Van Dyke Show and the Mary Tyler Moore show on Decades network. Any Dick Van Dyke show that has Carl Reiner on screen is perfect television. The Mary Tyler Moores are neat to see the contrast between old and new ideals that they present.

/I can't decide between Taxi or back to the future.
 
2021-07-26 3:31:13 PM  
"Whisky Galore" and the Joan Fontaine version of "Rebecca"

Two beautiful women named Joan.

Joan Greenwood had a mottled career. She helped make great movies as an ingenue and then worked at this and that for the rest of her career. Love her voice even more than Jean Arthur's. Her Sibella in Kind Hearts and Coronets and her  Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest are some of my favorite things in the movies.

I don't think Joan Fontaine was ever particularly good at acting even though she won an Oscar. But she was beautiful and apparently very funny in private. I remember seeing a picture of her making Adlai Stevenson crack up laughing. Reportedly by a dirty joke.  Her Rebecca is great to watch largely due to the baddies, George Sanders and Judith Sanders.
 
2021-07-26 3:48:49 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: Wellington Paranormal got added to HBO streaming finally!
Also is there anything good on Apple TV? We started See which is alright, got a year free with a phone for work...


Long Way Round/Down/Up.

Round (2004)- Ewan McGregor and his buddy Charlie drive their motorcycles from London to far east Russia, then fly to Alaska and continue riding all the way to NYC.

Down (2005)- Same duo and producer go from the northern tip of Scotland to southern Italy, ferry to north African, ride down to Cape Town.

Up (2019)- Same ones ride from the southern tip of South America to Los Angeles.
 
2021-07-26 3:56:22 PM  
Spending a few days in Atlanta right now. Prepared partly by watching the "Lost city of Atlanta" episode of Futurama. Last night we discovered that one of our hosts had somehow never seen The Goonies and the other one decided to rectify that immediately.

We finished up Loki about a week ago and that was fantastic.
 
2021-07-26 4:02:14 PM  

Fireproof: Markoff_Cheney: Wellington Paranormal got added to HBO streaming finally!
Also is there anything good on Apple TV? We started See which is alright, got a year free with a phone for work...

Long Way Round/Down/Up.


I want to pitch a season called Long Way Loose where the guys take a couple Orangutans to release into the wild in Asia.
 
2021-07-26 4:04:38 PM  
My wife and I rewatched American Ultra which is horribly underrated and weirdly some great acting out of a lot of the cast considering it's just a stupid little action movie.

We watched something after that and it's so good I've completely forgotten what it was.
 
2021-07-26 4:15:45 PM  
The Devil All the Time- Netflix original

i actually ended up watching the last hour of this film using the fast forward option on my remote.
came away feeling like i felt after watching Sling Blade; wishing i could get my time back.

the setup worked, the characters were somewhat interesting but the story lacked something and interest waned after the first hour substantially BUT NOT DUE TO LACK OF PERFORMANCE FROM THE CAST.
which may say something.
 
2021-07-26 4:21:43 PM  
My wife made me sit through "Five Star Christmas" on the Hallmark Channel, so I made her watch "Rear Window" for the first time.

I also went to 125th Street to see "Summer of Soul" on the big screen. Afterwards I strolled a few blocks East to Mount Morris Park where the film was shot to chill out for a bit. That was an awesome afternoon.
 
2021-07-26 4:47:31 PM  
Hot Shots! Part Deux

Free on YouTube with ads
 
2021-07-26 4:50:37 PM  
Was bored and flipping channels a couple of days ago on Hulu, and spotted Skyfall. Hadn't seen it in a while so I watched it. I still think Daniel Craig is my favorite 007.
 
2021-07-26 4:51:13 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Was bored and flipping channels a couple of days ago on Hulu, and spotted Skyfall. Hadn't seen it in a while so I watched it. I still think Daniel Craig is my favorite 007.


Forgot to add that Moneypenny is awfully cute too....
 
2021-07-26 4:59:25 PM  

Fireproof: Spending a few days in Atlanta right now. Prepared partly by watching the "Lost city of Atlanta" episode of Futurama. Last night we discovered that one of our hosts had somehow never seen The Goonies and the other one decided to rectify that immediately.

We finished up Loki about a week ago and that was fantastic.


The 2-part water temperature joke from that episode is the best joke of all of Futurama.
 
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