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2021-11-08 11:25:47 AM  
First off, a big thanks to whoever kept the thread alive last week. Mondays have been a little unpredictable for me recently and I've been dropping the ball the past few weeks. My bad. I'll do better. Oh, and I like the CSB tag better than Cool so I'll be keeping that for the time being. Thanks again!


A Classic Horror Story (2021)- Italian horror film that attempts to utilize nearly every classic horror movie trope you could think of. And it pulls it off pretty well. Gives me The Cabin In The Woods (2011) vibes. Liked it.


Anonymous Animals (2021)- French horror with a gimmick: People with animal heads treat humans with human heads the way humans treat animals. Live stock, hunting, abused pets, etc. Meh. There was a solid idea there but ultimately comes across like an extended PETA animal rights P.S.A. Would have benefitted from a larger budget.


Finch (2021)- Take the first half of WALL-E (2008), combine it with Cast Away (2000) and Ex Machina (2014), then throw in a road trip plot and you've got Finch.


Hellraiser II: Hellbound (1988)- One of the best horror films of all time.


My Son (2021)- Thriller/Mystery starring James McAvoy. McAvoy was given no script for the film and was instructed to improvise his lines and in many scenes he was unaware of what was even going to happen. The whole film plays out exactly like a Quantic Dream video game. The dialogue, the choreography, and even somewhat the plot all seem as if they were meant to be a riff on Heavy Rain (2010).


Outback (2019)- Bickering American high school sweethearts decide to drive unprepared into the unforgiving Australian outback. Slow, plodding, frustrating to watch the stupid decisions they continuosly make. Writer and/or Director apparently seems obsessed with drinking urine.


Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin (2021)- For the most part I have enjoyed the Paranormal Activity franchise films. This one sets us on a trip to Amish country upstate New York. Liked the overall concept and premise however it takes waaaay too long to get to the point and then the payoff tries to be big but ends up feeling flat. Missed opportunity. Bright spot: Dan Lippert (as Dale) was hilarious and I hope to see him in future films.


The Deep House (2021)- Basic haunted house movie, except this one is under water ooOOoOOOoOOoo scarrry! No. Most of the movie is the main characters just scuba diving back and forth throughout the house. Boring.


The Shining (1980)- All work and no play makes Wooly a dull boy.
 
2021-11-08 12:10:13 PM  
Watched A Quiet Place 2.

It's a lot like the original: Well acted (mostly), suspenseful, and riddled with plot holes.
 
2021-11-08 12:26:13 PM  
Free Guy - Watched half of it before giving up.

WNUF Halloween Special - Loved it. Planning on ordering the blu day this week. Best microbudget film ever.
 
2021-11-08 12:48:36 PM  
A lot of sitting on the couch this week:

Kate (2021) - Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays the typical badass female assassin out for revenge.  Pretty predictable story, but decently fun action scenes.  Rating B-.

Dune (2021) -  The second movie I saw in the theater in the last few months.  A really great adaption of the book.  I have a few quibbles, like they should have set up the political situation a bit better.  Otherwise really good.  It felt shorter than its 2:45 running time, I honestly thought there was an hour left when the credits rolled.  Rating A.

Village of the Damned (1994) - My watch of unseen John Carpenter movies continues. Creepy kids are born after a town mysteriously all falls unconscious.  Some hilarious and nasty kills.  Has both Superman and Luke Skywalker too.  I liked this one.  Rating C+.

I also finished the 3rd season of What we do in the Shadows (always fun), and binged most of Inside Job.  Inside Job takes a few episodes to get going, but is worth a watch for fans of Rick and Morty, Archer or Futurama.
 
2021-11-08 1:58:53 PM  
Missing an obvious classic:
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2021-11-08 2:15:27 PM  
Finch was ok of a movie, but it did leave me a bit empty and perhaps sad at the end. It's a movie I probably would not likely not watch a second time.
 
2021-11-08 2:18:04 PM  
I watched Twelve O'clock High, on broadcast Movies.tv channel. Good movie, with Gregory Peck and others doing some good ol' school acting. The supporting players did a good job. The WWII footage mixed with the stage footage worked really well.

Now I am wondering the if the HBO series (a la band of brothers) about the European air war is ever going to be released.
 
2021-11-08 2:22:37 PM  
Watched The Life Aquatic yesterday.

Sheesh, what a disaster.  I'm surprised it got reviews as good as it did.  I can appreciate Wes Anderson's style - loved Rushmore and Grand Budapest Hotel - but the obvious dollhouse staging of the ship was too much.  And Owen Wilson's accent appears and disappears randomly.  Not recommended at all.

Knives Out, on the other hand, was great.
 
2021-11-08 2:29:10 PM  
Tammy and the Bachelor - 1957 Debbie Reynolds is a bayou-dwelling 17-year old living with her granddad  Leslie Nielsen crashes his buddy's plane and she takes care of him and falls in what she thinks is love.  Leslie is attached, doesn't know what to think.
Tammy Tell Me True - 1961  Debbie changes into Sandra Dee and decides to become more enlightened.  Granddad is still locked up for moonshining.  Sandra helps some people out and falls for a professor at the college she enrolled in.
On tap for today is Tammy and the Doctor- 1963 where the franchise continues (and ends) with Sandra (Tammy) moving to LA and taking up with Dr Peter Fonda.  I'm pretty sure she becomes his "old lady" and gets ditched for Dennis Hopper as the two go explore to find "the real America" on their motorcycles.
 
2021-11-08 2:29:14 PM  
Invasion (2021) Possibly the worst series I've ever watched, just getting through the first two episodes was a horrible chore and was so bad I'll never be convinced it gets any better

Finch (2021) Not bad, felt like an old Analog Magazine short story

Free Guy (2021) Overly long, difficult to watch and just too damn smarmy for it's own good.  Did not like

Foundation (2021) I'm liking it more and more, although still trying to reconcile what I recall from the books and how the series is going

In the Mouth of Madness (1995) This years choice for Halloween film and it was pretty good, would see again
 
2021-11-08 2:46:47 PM  
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as an eccentric painter and inventor in Victorian England who slowly goes mad. Cumberbatch is perfect for this kind of role.

Dune (2021)
I really liked it. It is definitely worth seeing on an IMAX or other really big screen. I've never read the book, but the plot made sense to me anyway.

Spencer (2021)
Princess Diana spends Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Boxing Day with the royal family at Sandringham. Her marriage was basically over at this point. It was well acted, and the set design and costuming were great.

Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film (2017)
This is a documentary about the efforts of three artists to erect a fence made of giant balloons that crosses the US-Mexican border.

Wife of a Spy (2020, Japan)
This is a slow moving drama about a man and his wife in Tokyo in 1940. The husband starts to question Japan's war effort, and his wife starts to question his motives. It had a big impact in me. Very well-acted.

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (2021, Japan)
The director presents three unrelated stories about love. I thought it was really good.

Roh (2020, Malaysia)
This is a ghost story or zombie story, set in rural Malaysia. It was pretty good.

The longest movie I have seen is Shoah, by the French director Claude Lanzmann. It is a wonderful film, historically important, a great achievement. And it is 9 hours and 26 minutes long. I saw it in a theatre - they did give us breaks.
 
2021-11-08 3:06:11 PM  
Saw the new 'Dune' with someone who *hadn't* read the book.   Had to explain that the movie felt incomplete b/c it actually was just the first half of the book.    Thought the movie was too long, since I dislike 'infinite ammo!' scenes.

/ I am absolutely sure that 'infinite ammo!' will be part of the already in production THREE 'Dune' pc/console DUNE games being developed by Funcom games.
 
2021-11-08 3:17:50 PM  
TCM had a recent tribute to Ned Beatty, and I recorded Hear My Song (1991) and watched it this week.  It's a delightful Irish comedy (aren't most Irish comedies, really?) about an Irishman (Adrian Dunbar) who manages a faltering nightclub in Liverpool.  He tries to turn his fortunes around by hiring the legendary Irish tenor Josef Locke (Beatty), who has been hiding in Ireland after leaving England years ago to avoid paying taxes.  It's well-known that Locke would be arrested the moment he set foot back in England, and a detective constable (David McCallum) who has been searching for Locke for years is lying in wait for him.  I adored this film, and will probably watch it a few more times before deleting it.
 
2021-11-08 3:31:22 PM  
Dune (2021) Liked it a lot. Sticks really close to the book.

Favorite loooooong movie: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
 
2021-11-08 3:40:52 PM  
*Raises hand*

That would be me who submitted last week's thread. You may reward me in Google Play credits, TotalFark, cookies, or film/TV recommendations.
 
2021-11-08 3:42:19 PM  
Dune (2021): Snooze-fest with no tits or explosions or jokes and a bunch of lame political bullshiat. Weak sauce, bro. Stick with the Marvel franchise.

Freddy Got Fingered (2001): Timeless classic and coming of age story of a young animator. 10/10, as heartwarming as it is hysterical. This must be the thousandth time I've seen it and it keeps getting better.
 
2021-11-08 3:44:31 PM  

WoolyManwich: Finch (2021)- Take the first half of WALL-E (2008), combine it with Cast Away (2000) and Ex Machina (2014), then throw in a road trip plot and you've got Finch.


Is that a good movie for pre-teens?  Seems too depressing to watch with the kids.
 
2021-11-08 3:57:25 PM  
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012):The first TV movie of an Australian series with Guy Pearce. Good enough to download the other two movies and the three seasons of the show.

Archer, Season 12 (2021): An okay series and a nice send-off for Jessica Walter.

Ted Lasso, Season 2 (2021): 4/12 episodes watched. Still find it funny that Ted's wife is Linda from Better Off Ted.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004): 1/6 episodes watched. Delightfully terrible.
 
2021-11-08 4:05:29 PM  

Subtonic: Dune (2021): Snooze-fest with no tits or explosions or jokes and a bunch of lame political bullshiat. Weak sauce, bro. Stick with the Marvel franchise.

Freddy Got Fingered (2001): Timeless classic and coming of age story of a young animator. 10/10, as heartwarming as it is hysterical. This must be the thousandth time I've seen it and it keeps getting better.


Just thought you should know that I have you favorited. First time I was reading a Monday Movie Rewind thread I saw someone post about Freddie Got Fingered.I thought it was a fluke. Next thread, saw it again. Third time I decided I better track this phenomenon so I tagged you:
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I've seen you post about that movie on almost every thread.

Now I have confirmed that you have absolutely no taste and questionable judgement so I will treat anything you post accordingly, no matter what tab you're on. If you post that Selma Hayek is attractive, I'll doubt it and think that she probably looks like a slobbering pig. If you said that the GOP is filled with racist liars who will ruin this country I'm going to write them a check because they are probably working to save this planet and bring about harmony amongst all people.

Actually, though, while that movie is an abomination unto mankind and should be buried alongside the ET Atari video games and have the earth salted, I respect your commitment to the bit.
 
2021-11-08 4:13:37 PM  
Eternals (2021): A Marvel movie with an ensemble cast, war, the Middle East, betrayal, murder, sex, a gay kiss and questionable morality.  A lot like the Bible actually.
 
2021-11-08 4:20:54 PM  
Let's see here, what have I actually been watching...

Saw the second episode of Squid Game.  The big twist just a few minutes into this one was a big surprise to both of us. Also kind of surprising to realize that the game isn't being aired somewhere, it really is just apparently all for one very rich man's personal entertainment.

Now that we can finally see it without braving a theater (although we've actually done that now) or screwing over ScarJo by paying extra to see it on top of our Disney+ subscription, and also because horror movie season has passed, we finally watched Black Widow.  Maybe it's because I was still stressing from a day and a half of trying to figure out our health insurance situation for next year, or maybe it was how the stakes were pretty low for a film that happened several years ago on the MCU timeline, but I thought this one was pretty meh. And I have to agree with the critics who said that its messages seemed a bit buried under the action. I like David Harbour's character, but it doesn't seem well-rounded enough, and he feels like a totally different person from before the time jump at the beginning.

Shag-Chi is coming to Disney+ without the up-charge this Friday, so I expect to see it next.

Sunday night I notice via an ad on our screen that the new season of Animaniacs has debuted and watch the first one. It's pretty solid, even if the first cartoon is 50% a parody of Trump and feels a tick dated. There's lots of freeze-frame bonus gags that keep me hitting the jump-back button on my remote. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
 
2021-11-08 4:26:47 PM  
Bad Sport
6 hour long documentaries about corruption in sports.
Really interesting watch especially the whole back story of the 2002 winter games scandal in pairs figure skating.
 
2021-11-08 4:51:01 PM  
I tried to finish watching the actors on the new Dune's lifeless sets move listlessly around and speak their idiotic lines but I just couldn't.

A couple of Bournes.

Taken and Taken 2. The first Taken is ok. The bad guys give Liam Neeson a few minutes too long to give his famous speech, and he zooms in on the bad guys preposterously fast, but if you just flip this little chromium switch on this bone behind your ear [sound of electric motor diminishing izzardly] then you can enjoy it. But thank heavens for fast forward on #2. It was the extended version but they still obviously ran out of money and interest for the denouement.

To Have and Have Not

10 episodes of Seinfeld.

If you guessed that the wife is away for a week, come collect your prize.
 
2021-11-08 4:51:06 PM  
Fringe (2008-2013):My wife and I finished a binge watch of Fringe last week. It's a fun show that was worth a rewatch. I forgot just how crazy the story got in the last 2 seasons. John Noble's character Walter Bishop is my kind of mad scientist. And it's a JJ Abrams series that had a good ending.
 
2021-11-08 5:08:00 PM  

Slypork: Subtonic: Dune (2021): Snooze-fest with no tits or explosions or jokes and a bunch of lame political bullshiat. Weak sauce, bro. Stick with the Marvel franchise.

Freddy Got Fingered (2001): Timeless classic and coming of age story of a young animator. 10/10, as heartwarming as it is hysterical. This must be the thousandth time I've seen it and it keeps getting better.

Just thought you should know that I have you favorited. First time I was reading a Monday Movie Rewind thread I saw someone post about Freddie Got Fingered.I thought it was a fluke. Next thread, saw it again. Third time I decided I better track this phenomenon so I tagged you:
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I've seen you post about that movie on almost every thread.

Now I have confirmed that you have absolutely no taste and questionable judgement so I will treat anything you post accordingly, no matter what tab you're on. If you post that Selma Hayek is attractive, I'll doubt it and think that she probably looks like a slobbering pig. If you said that the GOP is filled with racist liars who will ruin this country I'm going to write them a check because they are probably working to save this planet and bring about harmony amongst all people.

Actually, though, while that movie is an abomination unto mankind and should be buried alongside the ET Atari video games and have the earth salted, I respect your commitment to the bit.


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Your judgement does not hurt me.
 
2021-11-08 5:10:51 PM  

Fireproof: *Raises hand*

That would be me who submitted last week's thread. You may reward me in Google Play credits, TotalFark, cookies, or film/TV recommendations.


Sent. Thanks again!
 
2021-11-08 5:15:57 PM  
While not exactly a movie I have watched all of this in a sitting , a little over 500 minutes total run time. Pic I got from Amazon has a price of $65 for it , I did NOT pay that much in 2015 when I bought it.
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/8 1/2 hours if you were wondering.
 
2021-11-08 5:16:03 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: WoolyManwich: Finch (2021)- Take the first half of WALL-E (2008), combine it with Cast Away (2000) and Ex Machina (2014), then throw in a road trip plot and you've got Finch.

Is that a good movie for pre-teens?  Seems too depressing to watch with the kids.


I liked it. Watched it with Mrs Wooly (bored, did not like it), my 10 year old (liked it, cried), and 5 year old (liked it up until it got too emotionally heavy and she cried). It does feel like it wasn't sure if it wanted to be a kids movie or something more mature.
 
2021-11-08 5:59:31 PM  

WoolyManwich: Fireproof: *Raises hand*

That would be me who submitted last week's thread. You may reward me in Google Play credits, TotalFark, cookies, or film/TV recommendations.

Sent. Thanks again!


And thanks for the TF!
 
2021-11-08 6:19:50 PM  
As for movies that are 3 hours or longer or close enough, I'm going to have to say that I loved Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather Parts I & II, The Ten Commandments, and, most importantly of all, Avengers: Endgame.
 
2021-11-08 6:25:48 PM  

WoolyManwich: ...
The Shining (1980)- All work and no play makes Wooly a dull boy.



Have you seen this take on it?
https://twitter.com/TrungTPhan/status/1455372327865171971
 
2021-11-08 6:42:06 PM  
Layer Cake- Daniel Craig is a drug dealer who considers himself just a businessman. When he decides to retire he finds out things aren't that simple in his line of business. A decent brit crime movie but nothing remarkable.

The Conversation- Gene Hackman is Harry Caul, a surveillance expert who believes there could be dire consequences for the subjects of his latest job if he delivers the tape of their conversation. Coppola in the 70s, need I say more?
 
2021-11-08 6:52:22 PM  

GN Nymph: WoolyManwich: ...
The Shining (1980)- All work and no play makes Wooly a dull boy.


Have you seen this take on it?
https://twitter.com/TrungTPhan/status/1455372327865171971


Hahaha no I had not seen that! It makes me believe that someone (likely a complete masochist) could actually re-cut The Shining into a rom-com if they really wanted to
 
2021-11-08 6:55:20 PM  
Oh yeah, and of course if forgot the QotW. My answer is easily Seven Samurai (1954). Every minute of that movie is powerful and visually striking. Doesn't feel 3.5 hours long at all.
 
2021-11-08 7:24:09 PM  

Everything is Awful: Layer Cake- Daniel Craig is a drug dealer who considers himself just a businessman. When he decides to retire he finds out things aren't that simple in his line of business. A decent brit crime movie but nothing remarkable.

The Conversation- Gene Hackman is Harry Caul, a surveillance expert who believes there could be dire consequences for the subjects of his latest job if he delivers the tape of their conversation. Coppola in the 70s, need I say more?


Layer Cake was farking perfect. The soundtrack alone was enough. "10 FARKING YEARS!"
C'mon that's one of my favorite scenes in film. It's up there with masturbating a horse at a farm in Canada.

Layer Cake - Tea Pot Beating Scene
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Not the horse one, but still pretty NSFW.
 
2021-11-08 7:58:23 PM  
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Still (always) in WW2 mode but I've been working lots of OT and haven't had much time for movies, so I decided to check out this series from the 60's.  Writing, action and characters are all very top notch and I can only hope the quality keeps up over 5 seasons but knowing what happens to Vic Morrow a couple decades later is a real bummer.
 
2021-11-08 8:12:42 PM  
One of my favorite long movies:
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Just shy of 3 hours and in black & white (although I hear tell that there's a color version out there) it might be a chore for some viewers to sit through, even with the star studded cast, but history folk and anyone that's read "The Longest Day" will probably appreciate the details.
 
2021-11-08 10:16:03 PM  

Everything is Awful: Layer Cake- Daniel Craig is a drug dealer who considers himself just a businessman. When he decides to retire he finds out things aren't that simple in his line of business. A decent brit crime movie but nothing remarkable.

The Conversation- Gene Hackman is Harry Caul, a surveillance expert who believes there could be dire consequences for the subjects of his latest job if he delivers the tape of their conversation. Coppola in the 70s, need I say more?


.
The Conversation is one of the six movies John Cazale appeared in during his tragically short career.
 
2021-11-08 10:16:11 PM  
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I went to Point Pleasant WV this weekend, and visited the Mothman Museum (kitschy, but entertaining for an hour or so).  The movie was a disappointment.

As dreadful as it was, Hellier actually covered the events better (if you can sit through 30 minutes of "I just don't know" out of every 45 min. episode).

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2021-11-08 11:16:49 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Missing an obvious classic:
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I had a chance to put on a movie while doing tedious work this week. I run a NAS with Emby (Plex competitor) and hit shuffle on my Movies folder. Came up with Snatch, a movie I recall fondly from college days, drinking beer with friends, but hadnt seen since. Had a blast but realize the movie has its issues.

/"The fook I wanna buy a caravan ain't got no fookin' wheels, eh"
 
2021-11-09 7:48:53 AM  
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My new favorite thing. "Gravity Falls" for an adult audience. Really fun stuff.
 
2021-11-09 11:31:52 AM  

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My new favorite thing. "Gravity Falls" for an adult audience. Really fun stuff.


Yeah it's great. Has a Rick & Morty vibe without stepping on their toes. I really enjoyed it.

/also Bobby Lee is my hero.
 
2021-11-09 2:11:37 PM  
Free on YouTube gems that I've accidentally stumbled onto:

Fiddler on the Roof

Thirteen Days
 
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