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(Some Guy)   Less likely to beckon you to the gates of Valhalla 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 Viking Movies. What did they miss? Which did you like?   (thecinemaholic.com) divider line
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2022-05-16 7:19:10 AM  
Shark Bait (2022)- 5 dumbass kids on spring break go joyriding on 2 stolen jet skis. A great white shark spoils their plans. Special effects aren't terrible. Overall a little corny but decent enough for a "stranded in the ocean while the cast gets picked off by a shark" movie.

The Northman (2022)- Brutal and gory Viking flick with some A-list Hollywood talent. While I think it was meant to be a serious film I found myself laughing at some of the silly over-the-top acting and storyline.

QotW: While I absolutely loved the Vikings tv series I gotta admit I do not know a lot of Viking movies. Mads Mikkelsen's Valhalla Rising (2009) comes to mind as being pretty good.
 
2022-05-16 8:41:00 AM  
watched the docu series No One Saw A Thing. About a town bully in a small Missouri town who was murdered in broad daylight with 30+ witnesses, but nobody has ever been convicted.

Started Outer Range on Prime. Josh Brolin does a good job.

QofW: Haven't started Vikings on HULU yet, on my list.
Saw Erik the Viking a few weeks ago. Love that movie
 
2022-05-16 9:13:27 AM  
The Gentleman was your run of the mill Guy Richie gangster flick with the future governor of Texas as a marijuana kingpin of England. You know exactly what you're getting and while not as good as Snatch it's still worth a watch is that's your thing. Could have used a lighter tone and some humor but whatever.

Re-binging Breaking Bad because Better Call Saul isn't coming out fast enough. I must say it's is so much better if you fast forward past any scene with Skylar, Marie, or Walt Jr. They belong in a wood chipper.

Freddy Got Fingered of course remains the most brilliant film ever made.
 
2022-05-16 9:22:23 AM  

Subtonic: Re-binging Breaking Bad because Better Call Saul isn't coming out fast enough. I must say it's is so much better if you fast forward past any scene with Skylar, Marie, or Walt Jr. They belong in a wood chipper.


i really think there is a market for that show w/ those characters cut down to the barest amount of talking.  Like Fett in the original trilogy number of lines.
 
2022-05-16 9:24:40 AM  
Watched Oliver! the musical yesterday.  Made in 1968.  I was 8 years old when that came out.  Got the album for Christmas, pretty much worse that thing out.  Funny, seeing a movie so many decades later and remembering most of the lyrics.

I still desperately wish to visit London someday, if only to listen to the people talking.
 
2022-05-16 9:34:49 AM  
The Northman, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11138512/, saw this recently and cinematically it is outstanding. The story is somewhere between "good" and "meh", but the visuals and immersion are really excellent.  Acting is pretty good, there's a little bit of magic but nothing seems forced or too unbelievable within the context. Pretty violent but not unnecessarily gory. A few bewbs too.
 
2022-05-16 9:45:47 AM  
Started Bosch: Legacy over the weekend. Watched the first 4 episodes so far and like it a lot. If you're a fan of the original series, you'll like this one too. On Amazon Prime and IMDB TV, now known as FreeVee.
 
2022-05-16 10:00:34 AM  
The two movies currently running that I'd like to see in the theater (Everything, Everywhere, All at Once, and The Northman) are both apparently not being released in Japan... or at least I can't find any scheduling information for a Japan release. I has a sad.
 
2022-05-16 10:17:06 AM  
Ozark (N) - finished it, not the "holy-shiat!" level ending we heard was coming.  They buttoned it up reasonably.

Wrath of Man (Pr) - different story approach for Guy Ritchie.  Not bad, not great...6.5 or 7.

Kids in Hall, the new one (Pr) - not familiar with the original.  We started E1; wife was laughing but it's not my thing.

Travelers (N) - two or three episodes into S1.  Has potential, I'm lukewarm on it.

QotW - did they really leave out 13th Warrior?  That's a serious fail.
 
2022-05-16 10:47:16 AM  
I did not like The Northman at all.

I saw Firestarter last night. It was as bad as everyone is saying.
 
2022-05-16 10:48:17 AM  
Everything Everywhere All at Once and Dr. Strange.     the former was a faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar better version of the latter.


\so disappointed in Dr. Strange.
 
2022-05-16 11:12:31 AM  
Was off all week, and then was couch bound with a head cold on the weekend... so I watched a lot last week:

Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness - A bit of a mess of a movie, but I liked it a lot more than the first Strange.  Script was all over the place, but was pretty fun.  Sam Raimi injected way more of his quirks than I expected (which is a good thing).  Some fun fan service too, that wasn't too over done.  Rating B-.

Dark Water - My future wife Jennifer Connelly moves into a haunted apartment.  Competently made, but you can tell where this is going from the first frame.  Rating C-.

Jennifer's Body - Megan Fox gets possessed by a demon and her best friend deals with it.  This one got hammered by critics, so I've been avoiding it.   It's better than I expected, and a fun horror comedy.  Rating C+.

The Omen - A young boy is adopted by abusive parents that attempt to kill him.  Luckily he is saved by his faithful dog, his nanny and eventually the police, at a great cost.  Rating C+.

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins - An old favorite that I watched after the death of Fred Ward last week. Joel Grey steals the movie with his hilarious portrayal of Chuin despite the problematic yellowface.  The third act seems rushed, but the first hour is really fun. Rating B-.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix - the second or third failed attempt to do this story in live action.  Boring fight scenes, dull acting and very little character development.  Rating D.
 
2022-05-16 11:17:43 AM  
Small Time Crooks (2000) Woody Allen & Tracy Ullman in a grown-up comedy that gets some laughs.  Not a "classic" but still pretty good. A solid story that doesn't drift too far.  Elaine May does some scene-stealing.
Return to Me (2000) David Duchovny & Minnie Driver in a more run-of-the-mill rom-com, but a good cast, directed by fave Bonnie Hunt, who also appears.  Kinda sappy, but still funny parts, it meets the "rom-com" label.
 
2022-05-16 11:47:31 AM  
Wife and I finished up the last three episodes of Marvel's "What If...?"

She had been lukewarm on the whole thing until we got to episode 7 and things started clicking.
 
2022-05-16 12:29:33 PM  
Started watching Jack Reacher im hooked on the story, the guys acting is really robotic/wooden but maybe that is on purpose. other then that im enjoying it 4 eps in
 
2022-05-16 12:54:05 PM  
Finished Dark last night. Oh man. I just... I'm not sure where to being on it (or end? hah). It was so engaging, I loved and hated all of the characters at some point, loved trying to puzzle it all out and make all the connections, big and small. It was such a trip. I may let it marinate and then re-watch it at some point to make all the connections.

Trying to figure out what to watch next.


The5thElement: Started Bosch: Legacy over the weekend. Watched the first 4 episodes so far and like it a lot. If you're a fan of the original series, you'll like this one too. On Amazon Prime and IMDB TV, now known as FreeVee.


I was wondering what exactly FreeVee was after I saw an ad for the Bosch thing. I'll have to check it out.
 
2022-05-16 1:17:52 PM  
Hit the Road (2022, Iran)
An Iranian family of Mom, Dad, a son in his twenties, their six-year-old son, and their dog set out on a road trip through Iran. Interesting, funny, and sad. Really well acted, in particular by the mother and the charming little boy.

Peace by Chocolate (2021, Canada, in English and Arabic)
A family of Syrian refugees arrives in Canada and is settled in a small town in Nova Scotia, in the middle of winter. They were expecting Toronto. The father decides to try to restart his chocolate company. I liked the film, a heartwarming family drama.

The Fits (2015, USA)
An 11-year-old tomboy who is training as a boxer discovers her feminine side when she joins a cheerleading team. Set in Cincinnati; all the characters are Black. The child and teen actors did a good job. I was more interested in watching the little girl training in the boxing gym than in the actual story, but the movie was quite good. The other people in the theater seemed befuddled by the plot, but also liked the actors.

Marlene (2020, Canada)
A docudrama about Steven Truscott, a 14-year-old boy who was convicted of the rape and murder of a younger girl and was sentenced to hang. His sentence was commuted and he was finally released on parole. His wife Marlene fights for years to clear his name. The movie was exactly what I expected - not a great film, but more like an earnest made-for-TV history lesson. The Truscott case is famous in Canada as an example of injustice and police misconduct, so worth watching if you want to brush up on your knowledge of this incident.
 
2022-05-16 1:30:49 PM  
The Squid Game - Yes, I'm late to the party.  It's just been sitting in my queue while I've been watching whatever new stuff pops in.  Only two episodes in, gotta say, I think the hype was accurate.

Ridley Road - On PBS.  British Nazi movement in the '60s (?). Interesting so far.

The Imitation Game - For some reason, there's a lot of "Britain vs the Nazis" on my TV lately.  Alan Turing and co. defeating the Enigma machine.  Highly recommend this one if it's your speed.

The King's Man - OK, this one's Britain vs evil circa WW1.  3rd in the Kingsman universe, but it's actually a prequel.  Saw this one on BiL's recommendation.  Better than it has a right to be.    Two bad Hulu doesn't have Kingsman 2 right now.
 
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2022-05-16 3:15:21 PM  
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: The stars really aligned for this one: My preferred movie-snob podcast, Unspooled, did an episode on it, Mrs. Fireproof is a fan of the franchise, and the library had it and I was about to vote there. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Good animation, a few surprise twists, and my personal favorite: Absolutely drowning in puns. Glorious, glorious puns at every turn.

Very British. At some point I joked that Lady Campanula Tottington was "British hot."

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The Simpsons: Was feeling in need of some dinnertime entertainment last night, so I showed Mrs. F the Behind the Laughter episode. Was just as much of a classic as I remembered it. Mrs. F, a fan of the show it parodied back in the day, also appreciated that aspect of it. It included that reference to the S2 episode of Homer jumping over Springfield Gorge that I still haven't seen. Gotta make a note to see that one.
 
2022-05-16 3:17:36 PM  

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I'm kind of surprised there hasn't been a movie about that one yet (at least that I know of). It got made into a full-fledged saga and everything. Beowulf has been adapted into a film, why not that one?
 
2022-05-16 3:53:19 PM  

The5thElement: Started Bosch: Legacy over the weekend. Watched the first 4 episodes so far and like it a lot. If you're a fan of the original series, you'll like this one too. On Amazon Prime and IMDB TV, now known as FreeVee.


That reminds me of one I forgot...  rewatched The Fifth Element the other day while doing some stuff around the house.  Still holds up.  And it's fun watching it when it's not a TV edit again.

/reverse Beetlejuice?
 
2022-05-16 3:53:40 PM  

The5thElement: Started Bosch: Legacy over the weekend. Watched the first 4 episodes so far and like it a lot. If you're a fan of the original series, you'll like this one too. On Amazon Prime and IMDB TV, now known as FreeVee.


Ironically, I watched The First Element this weekend.  Couple of edits have been made to the verbiage due to political correctness, and have completely ruined it for those of us with the original cut on DVD (the Major Iceborg scene specifically).  Was still fun though.  B-/C+
 
2022-05-16 4:00:23 PM  
Finally started watching "The Morning Show"... It is VERY well acted imo
 
2022-05-16 4:22:38 PM  

Ixnay on the ottenray: The5thElement: Started Bosch: Legacy over the weekend. Watched the first 4 episodes so far and like it a lot. If you're a fan of the original series, you'll like this one too. On Amazon Prime and IMDB TV, now known as FreeVee.

Ironically, I watched The First Element this weekend.  Couple of edits have been made to the verbiage due to political correctness, and have completely ruined it for those of us with the original cut on DVD (the Major Iceborg scene specifically).  Was still fun though.  B-/C+


Dammit, for a second there you had me thinking that was an actual movie.

Admittedly, when I was watching it, I think I had the vacuum on for that scene, and I don't have a reference to those edits...
 
2022-05-16 4:55:50 PM  

ReverendLoki: Ixnay on the ottenray: The5thElement: Started Bosch: Legacy over the weekend. Watched the first 4 episodes so far and like it a lot. If you're a fan of the original series, you'll like this one too. On Amazon Prime and IMDB TV, now known as FreeVee.

Ironically, I watched The First Element this weekend.  Couple of edits have been made to the verbiage due to political correctness, and have completely ruined it for those of us with the original cut on DVD (the Major Iceborg scene specifically).  Was still fun though.  B-/C+

Dammit, for a second there you had me thinking that was an actual movie.

Admittedly, when I was watching it, I think I had the vacuum on for that scene, and I don't have a reference to those edits...



This is the edited scene.  Original scene verbiage:   "I am not going with that"
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2022-05-16 4:57:11 PM  
There are a couple of cringeworthy viking movies I recommend everyone giving a pass:

The Long Ships- Richard Widmark as a beardless viking, and Sidney Poitier killing it as a Moorish prince. Decent action flick, but very damned light on 'vikingness".

The Norseman- Lee farking Majors as a viking encountering "skraelings" in Vinland. It's absolutely horrible in every conceivable way, since it was a Lee Majors film in the late 70s.
 
2022-05-16 5:02:31 PM  
QotW: Does Thor: Ragnarok count as a viking movie?

Fark it, no one will stop me: I pick Thor: Ragnarok.
 
2022-05-16 5:25:58 PM  
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British POW's want to bust out of a Stalag but the huts are too far from the fence for digging, so they hide and move the tunnelers under a vaulting horse.
 
2022-05-16 5:34:32 PM  
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Late 70's mini-series with Robert Duvall as Eisenhower.   A bit more involved than the movie with Tom Selleck and much more focused on Ike's affair with Kay Summersby but it's kinda like a a lost "Winds of War" episode and worth a look.
 
2022-05-16 5:46:08 PM  
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An Italian/Spanish joint.  US soldiers accidentally wipe out an elite group of Commandos because they were wearing SS Uniforms, so now they have to complete the mission to rescue or kill a French Scientist.  If you're chasing History, look elsewhere, but if you just want 90min of schlocky "Macaroni Combat" then you'll dig it.
 
2022-05-16 6:44:47 PM  
Started watching DS9 recently.  I'm the reason we had that fandom thread over the weekend.  Great to see the general consensus was 'you could maybe skip one or two but, damn, seriously, it's DS9.  Just watch the whole thing.'

Last time I binged an older Trek show from scratch was VOY, so that wasn't the feedback I'd expected.  Glad I have so much to look forward to.
 
2022-05-16 7:24:06 PM  
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Mussolini's been overthrown and The Nazi's are stepping in.  All Santa Vittoria has going for it is it's wine and fearing The Germans will take it all, the townsfolk set off to hide one million bottles from the invaders.  Pretty funny flick even if it never quite recovers the mood after the SS show up but it was kinda cool watching Anthony Quinn ham it up a bit.
 
2022-05-16 9:40:20 PM  
Only movie I watched over the weekend was The Long Ships with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier .

Great movie.
 
2022-05-16 9:56:29 PM  
I saw the last 40 minutes of All About Eve(1950), the second time I've done so over the past couple of weeks. Hopefully, I'll see the film in its entirety someday. Anne Baxter is a total biatch as Eve.
 
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