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(Game Rant)   Less likely to comment on your "lovely neck" than Count Orlok 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 Black & White Horror films. What are your favorites?   (gamerant.com) divider line
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2021-10-18 11:58:46 AM  
Dune (2021)- Well done, nicely polished, good casting choices. My only gripe is that this is clearly not a movie. It is most definitely the first 3 episodes of a 6 episode mini series and I wish it had been presented as such.

Gonjiam Haunted Asylum (2018)- Korean found footage of flick of a group of haunt hunters live-stream themselves as they perform rituals in a haunted asylum. Fun movie starring a familiar face from Squid Game.

Kate (2021)- Mary Elizabeth Winstead is dying... to get revenge on those who have wronged her. Solid action/revenge film. Fights are fun and brutal. MEW's transformation throughout the movie is perfect. Loved it.

Like Dogs (2021)- It's a shame. The movie had a great premise and just completely abandons it within the first 20 minutes to go down a ridiculous path. Mis-cast actors, cringeworthy dialogue.

The Boy In The Plastic Bubble Rifftrax (1976)- Hahaha WTF??? I had never heard of this movie (daughter picked it). John frickin Travolta is a bubble boy teenager dealing with teenager problems and growing up in a bubble. The Rifftrax team are there usual awesomely funny selves.

Trollhunter (2010)- The plot and the CGI are almost cartoonishly funny on their face.... except the movie plays it off as serious and it works so damn well. A Norwegian college film crew follows a Trollhunter into the wilderness hunting for trolls. That's it. And it was perfect.
 
2021-10-18 12:49:50 PM  
The Haunting  from 1963
Carnival of Souls
House on Haunted Hill


There are so many great ones that I have forgotten, but my cable company made TCM an upgrade, so I don't get to see as many of them any more.
 
2021-10-18 12:54:34 PM  
I watched The Muppet Haunted Mansion this weekend. It crams in a lot of Easter eggs from both the Haunted mansion ride and the early Muppet canon. Heavy on the CGI and chock full of guest stars, It's no Muppet Show, but it's a fun way to spend an hour.
 
2021-10-18 1:01:24 PM  
I saw No Time To Die, my thoughts are on the box office thread.  Mostly meh.

Panic In The Streets: Glorious New Orleans location shooting, looks like parts of it have barely changed.  Great Jack Palance bad guy.  Great story about contagion that applies to any kind, in proper ambivalent noir style.

The Lives of Others:  This was a rewatch for me.  A movie that everyone should see, though it provides quite a gut punch.  But beautiful stuff.

Kagemusha: Kind of.  Bit of a cheat here; made it halfway through and had to go to bed last night.  Just a beautiful movie to look at, all the way through.  Really engrossing plot.
 
2021-10-18 1:42:19 PM  
Ninotchka (1939) Garbo's first comedy, a sort of intelligent rom-com, but with Billy Wilder as a co-writer.  It fits in with his other films very well.  He excelled at writing European movies for Americans.

Once again, a man telling a woman to "Smile!"
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2021-10-18 1:50:29 PM  
1959 House on Haunted Hill will always hold a special place in my heart. My father-in-law had a VHS copy of this and my kids somehow end up watching it. They are about 12 and 7 at this time. They come running into the room I am in, in a frenzy shouting DAD DAD! They needed me to come see a scene from it and as it plays they are already laughing uncontrollably. As the scene unfolds my kids are dying laughing and its become contagious as I am now dying with laughter and I'm not sure why. The scene continues and as the part they like unfolds they are in hysterics on the floor and I join them. People familiar with the film might recognize it if i call the scene the rolling woman scene. I found it on youtube just now searching that. We still crack jokes about that scene and my kids will mimic the hands out skateboarding look of the woman.

As for me, I just finished Midnight Mass and enjoyed it. A bit more than Hill House or Bly Manor from the same group.

House on Haunted Hill - Old Woman
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2021-10-18 2:11:34 PM  
I saw this and it was great:

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The first 30 minutes is a good portion of "WTF am I watching?!"

The remainder of the movie gradually and steadily goes to awesomeness.
 
2021-10-18 2:22:12 PM  
I binged Squid Game this week.  Quite fun if a bit predictable and overly melodramatic at times.

I also continued my watch of John Carpenter movies I haven't seen before:
Christine (1983) - An evil car turns a nerdy highschool kid into a douchebag murderer somehow.  It didn't really explain much and didn't  click with me.  Rating C.

Prince of Darkness (1987) - a priest and a bunch of physicists try to figure out how to contain Satan in an old church.  An interesting premise with an under cooked mythology.  It basically turns into a slasher movie halfway through.  Rating C.
 
2021-10-18 2:25:53 PM  
Freddy Got Fingered: A timeless classic and the inspirational tale of a young animator off to make his way in the world. 10/10. Uplifting as it is hilarious. Highly recommended.

Pulp Fiction:A tedious by the numbers gangster flick. As boring as it is cliché and predictable.
 
2021-10-18 3:05:05 PM  
Blue Bayou (2021)
A man who was adopted from South Korea and brought to the USA as a baby finds out that his adoptive parents did not complete his paperwork to become a citizen, and faces deportation because of it. Very interesting and well-acted.

Knocking (2021)
A Swedish psychological thriller. Also very well-acted. Worth seeing.

Someone Like Me (2021)
A documentary about a group of people in Vancouver who sponsor a gay refugee from Uganda. Things don't work out as everyone hopes.

Bergman Island (2021)
A filmmaker couple spend time on Fårö, the Swedish island where Ingmar Bergman lived and made some of his films. I liked it.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The 30th anniversary of this classic. Still scary and engrossing.
 
2021-10-18 3:26:13 PM  

UberDave: I saw this and it was great:

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The first 30 minutes is a good portion of "WTF am I watching?!"

The remainder of the movie gradually and steadily goes to awesomeness.


Just watched the trailer and it looks fantastic! Thanks for the recommendation!
 
2021-10-18 3:30:41 PM  
My post to last week's thread was so good and so late in the thread (literally the last thing there) that I think it deserves another post. This week's watch will get it's own post:


Went to a showing of The Room, complete with Rocky Horror-like rituals of throwing spoons and stuff Thursday night. Greg Sestero was there to take a few questions and sell/autograph merch afterwards. Was my first time in a movie theater since January 2020. This arthouse theater is probably the only place in the city that actually requires a vaccination card/recent covid test to enter.

Streamed The BabadookFriday night. Fark, was that one scary. Especially upsetting for us, a couple that almost lost me to a car accident. But it was good!

Was getting a little late Saturday night and we needed some lighter Halloween-themed fare, so we watched the classic MST3K episode Soultaker. I had actually seen it when it first aired and once since, but this was Mrs. F's first time seeing it. She really enjoyed it being a less terrible movie than average, in addition to the usual stuff.
 
2021-10-18 4:13:10 PM  
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Great B/W horror film. And Sandy Harrison looks awfully good in a sweater.

We started Midnight Mass on Netflix last night. One episode in, probably 2 tonight. Takes place on a New England island, population 127. Man, I wanna live there SO bad. (Even though it's actually British Columbia)
 
2021-10-18 4:13:49 PM  
During the week we've mostly been watching Wellington Paranormal, which is basically "The X-Files" meets "Reno 911!," co-created by Taika Waititi. It's fantastic and hilarious.

I somehow managed to get the last legit DVD copy of Dawn of the Dead (1978) that was available on eBay at that moment, as it hasn't been streaming on any major paid service due to some rights-related buffoonery. As soon as I buy it, I learn the movie is streaming free on YouTube from like six different channels.

Finally opened the blu-ray player to play it Friday night and it won't farking open. The button is pushed a half-dozen more times, the remote is tried, nothing. It's clearly on and making some normal noises, but the disc tray isn't popping out. I finally get frustrated and pry it open with a flathead screwdriver. This changes its status from "definitely not working" to "broken." It's an off-brand player from 2014 and the tray had been giving me shiat for about two years now. Its time has come. The debate about getting a $200 4K blu-ray player is reignited in all its fury. To add insult to injury, Mrs. F happened to get rid of her DVD player just days prior because she can't find the cables to it and never uses it anyway.

We finally just watch the mid-length cut of Dawn on YouTube. It's terrifying. It also has a lot of people being stupid as fark in a cowboy-like manner, and a message about consumerism that Mrs. F loves. The movie makes her so tense that she breaks down and just spoils it for herself by reading the Wikipedia summary. She may be done with horror for the season. I saw it before at peak zombie mania in 2008 and I'm shocked at how little of it I remember. This time around the perfect irony of the zombies walking around to the mall muzak really sticks with me.
 
2021-10-18 8:38:53 PM  
Love watching THEM with all the lights off at "creature feature" time of night

Reminds me of watching it on Ch11 in Dallas with my dad around 1980, the little girl screaming "THEEEEM" scared the crap out of me
 
2021-10-18 9:08:47 PM  

Naido: Panic In The Streets: Glorious New Orleans location shooting, looks like parts of it have barely changed.  Great Jack Palance bad guy.  Great story about contagion that applies to any kind, in proper ambivalent noir style.



I remember reading that Richard Widmark jumped at the chance of playing the doctor / hero of that, because it was still kind of early in his career and he didn't want to get typecast as the vicious psycho bastard that he'd been playing.  He IS a really good vicious psycho bastard, though.
 
2021-10-18 9:43:48 PM  
Dug into the Subtitled War movies this week:

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French Resistance stuff.
 
2021-10-18 9:44:27 PM  
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Dutch Resistance stuff.
 
2021-10-18 9:45:35 PM  
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"Trial on the Road".  Soviet Partisan stuff.
 
2021-10-18 9:46:50 PM  
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Dutch Resistance again.
 
2021-10-18 10:44:01 PM  

Billy Liar: Naido: Panic In The Streets: Glorious New Orleans location shooting, looks like parts of it have barely changed.  Great Jack Palance bad guy.  Great story about contagion that applies to any kind, in proper ambivalent noir style.


I remember reading that Richard Widmark jumped at the chance of playing the doctor / hero of that, because it was still kind of early in his career and he didn't want to get typecast as the vicious psycho bastard that he'd been playing.  He IS a really good vicious psycho bastard, though.


Absolutely.  Speaking of which, I'm probably going to have to get the recently released Criterion disc of Pickup on South Street, just because it looks like the only way to get my hands on that movie.
 
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