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2022-05-23 7:11:18 AM  
Koati (2022)- Mexican animation that feels slightly like a bootleg Lion King. Not very good. Kids were barely entertained.

Morbius (2022)- Jared Leto chimeras himself and his buddy with vampire bat DNA which somehow gives him the ability to turn into flying smoke? Not very good, not terrible, could have been worse. I don't regret watching it but will likely never remember having seen it.

The Bad Guys (2022)- Animated Bad Guy Heist Team pull off heists because it's a heist movie about heisters. Kids liked it. Eh.

QotW: Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (1986)
 
2022-05-23 7:25:55 AM  
I saw that new Rescue Rangers film. It was actually kind of decent.
 
2022-05-23 7:56:42 AM  
Due to time constraints, I only watched movies about an hour and a half or less last week:

Zola (2020) - A movie based on a twitter thread. It's kinda funny and legitimately crazy.
Shiva Baby (2020) - Like a horror movie for people who hate gatherings.
Irma Vep (1996) - Underwhelming, but Maggie Cheung is still great.
Haywire (2011) - Makes me wish Soderbergh made a movie with Jackie Chan.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - Hard to beat the Carpenter-Russell team. Another great Carpenter score, too.
 
2022-05-23 8:28:58 AM  
Saw the Bad Guys last night. I quite enjoyed it, even if the plot is plenty predictable

Barely another soul at the entire cinema. Same experience when we saw Dr Strange a couple of weeks ago, the day after opening day
 
2022-05-23 8:51:06 AM  
Everything Everywhere All at Once was the best movie I've seen in a couple of years at least. Maybe in my top 5 of all time.

Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers was very cute and had some good gags.
 
2022-05-23 9:55:42 AM  
Man to Man with Dean Learner (2006). Imagine if a suave Dean Learner from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace had a chat show and Garth Marenghi played all the guests. Matt Berry does the introduction and not in a deep voice.

Snuff Box (2006). Apparently someone once told Matt Berry that theme songs were a waste of time because nobody ever noticed them. He took that as a challenge.

Physical (2021). A story that's supposed to be taking place in 1980 yet is packed with songs from 1982 and expressions from this century. Not bad, not great. I'm most of the way through it and not sure I'd recommend it.

X (2022). Psycho-biddy horror film. Old lady just wants some lovin' and her old man apparently never realized he could tend to her needs even with his heart condition. Come for the terrible blue eye shadow, stay for the actor from New Zealand who does a spot-on imitation of Woody Harrelson.
 
2022-05-23 10:18:08 AM  
Sound of Metal: Metal drummer and recovering addict loses his hearing and the aftermath of it.  Good watch.

Lost City of Z:  British explorer in South America looking for a lost empire.  Based on a true story.  A bit long, but still ok.
 
2022-05-23 10:28:56 AM  
Saw some of the new Dave Letterman interviews. They had to put a quick disclaimer on before the Will Smith one that said 'This was taped before the 2022 Academy Awards' LOL. I was kinda messed up because he playfully threatens Dave a few times and I'm like, 'he ain't joking Dave'.
 
2022-05-23 10:48:21 AM  
A bunch of stuff from last year has been hitting the streaming services, so it was time to catch up:

The Last Duel (2021) - A Rashomon style tale told from the perspective of two knights and a wronged woman.  While good, the differences between the stories were not very large.  The titular duel was really good, notable for having medieval armor that isn't made of tinfoil.  Rating B-.

Nightmare Alley (2021) - A con man joins the circus and learns how to be a better con man.  He then moves to higher society and things go bad.  Rating C+

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) - This movie starts off pretty strong with Egon's grand kids learning about their past and ghostbusting.  It then devolves into a remake of the original movie, except out in the sticks instead of the city.  Some fun cameos at least, and the kid that plays the daughter is pretty good.  Rating C+.
 
2022-05-23 10:53:40 AM  
New:
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers - cute movie, good sight gags and Easter eggs. Used to watch the series with my kid so it gave some good nostalgia. Love the different animation styles mixed up. A
The Outfit - British bespoke tailor (or "cutter" as he prefers) mixed up with the Chicago mob. Good tension, some twists. A
Candy - Jessica Biel is a suburban housewife who goes a little unhinged. Only 5 episodes. B
Russian Doll - Was recommended by a friend so finally started it. Only 3 episodes in but it's pretty good. New York woman has a really rotten birthday. B+

Rewatched:
Poseidon Adventure (1972) - A Carnival Cruise turned upside down. Impressive practical effects for the day. Part of the great disaster movies from Irwin Allen. B
Taps - Cadets at a military school really don't want their school to close. Early roles for Sean Penn and Tom Cruise. C

QotW - The Relic
 
2022-05-23 11:00:50 AM  
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2022-05-23 11:04:46 AM  

JerseyTim: Due to time constraints, I only watched movies about an hour and a half or less last week:


Shiva Baby (2020) - Like a horror movie for people who hate gatherings.



Sheba, Baby (1975)

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2022-05-23 11:07:50 AM  
Splice  made me think of these two...
The Thing with Two Heads

and

The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant

Both are hilarious.
I still have a vivid memory, decades later, of a scene in the latter movie.  The title character running along and the 2nd head was flopping about, as it obviously just a rubber full head mask
 
2022-05-23 11:20:30 AM  
Finished Reacher I really enjoyed it I hope Amazon does another one

Avengers I dont think i ever watched this all the way through, it was ok superhero movies are a nice distraction right now from my life.

Tokyo Revengers I liked the first 10 episodes or so but since then its gotten really stupid but Im 18 eps in so i have to finish it now.
 
2022-05-23 11:38:55 AM  
I watched John Frankenheimer's Prophecy. (1979)
It's about environmental pollution and giant mutant bears.
It's also hilariously bad, just as I remember it from seeing it in the theater.

What I did not know is that the environmental pollution part of the story was sorta based on real events, mercury poisoning, sans mutant bears.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamata_disease
 
2022-05-23 12:00:49 PM  
Saturday was my daughter's turn to pick the movie on our family movie night, so we watched Cruella.  It was fun for what it was, about what I expected from a Disney flick.
 
2022-05-23 12:12:39 PM  
It may not count as a movie, but there's a chimera in Fullmetal Alchemist that will break your heart. Her name is Nina Tucker.
 
2022-05-23 12:18:01 PM  
i would call The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus a cinematic chimera.  Gilliam had to piece a story together to work with what he had already filmed with Heath Ledger, whose character was then also made up of several different parts(actors).
also saw the 2 hr first episode of Outlander.  i'm looking forward to skipping the rest of it :)
 
2022-05-23 12:36:03 PM  
Everything Everywhere All At Once -I can't speak highly enough of this smart, original, action packed sci-fi multiverse extravaganza! So good, we've already watched it twice. This was what I wanted Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness to be.

George Carlin's American Dream - One of the all time comedy greats. This did a great job of showing how he changed America while it was going through massive cultural change that forced him to reinvent himself multiple times. As someone who was introduced to him as Rufus in Bill & Ted, it was amazing to see his earlier comedy personas.

Free farker found fiction film from Florida -I made my own found footage film over the last two years of lockdown. I finished editing the thing this weekend, and decided to release it for free to get feedback from the beast that is the internet. It was red lighted when I submitted with my clever headline, but I present it here, free for fakers!

Florida Trail Found Footage
Youtube h30zHRxn_tY
 
2022-05-23 12:51:53 PM  
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Movie adaptation of Spike Milligan's WW2 memoirs.  While you don't get to see him at the front, you do get to see him make life hell for his drill sergeant.
 
2022-05-23 12:59:24 PM  
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Peter O'Toole is the sole survivor of a U-Boat attack around Venezuela and gets hell bent on sinking it.
 
2022-05-23 1:08:13 PM  
No movies this week.  Started re-watching Grosse Pointe from around 2000, a spoof of teen soap operas.  The guy that created Beverly Hills 90210 came up with a "behind the scenes" takeoff of the type of shows he created, and it's really pretty good
This is the first scene of the pilot episode

Grosse Pointe: Opening Scene
Youtube LrpjanuSFVE
 
2022-05-23 1:25:45 PM  
From: A horror series with 10 episodes in the first season.   Feels like 'Lost' but with a town that people can't escape rather than an Island, with creatures that come out at night, similar to vampires but will eat you rather than just drink blood.  The first couple episodes were good, but quickly devolves into episodes centering on lots of drama between the townsfolk while throwing cryptic clues on the town and creatures.  The most frustrating part is with the final episode, where absolutely nothing gets explained.  No idea on what the town is, how it get electricity, how people get supplies to live, what the monsters are, etc...  Not sure if I'll bother with season 2.
 
2022-05-23 1:41:16 PM  
Re-watched the B&W version of Logan.  Still awesome.

Awaiting Everything Everywhere All At Once to be released so i can re-watch it about 100 times while imbibing.
 
2022-05-23 2:08:47 PM  

tom baker's scarf: Re-watched the B&W version of Logan.  Still awesome.

Awaiting Everything Everywhere All At Once to be released so i can re-watch it about 100 times while imbibing.


It's SO good. I want to watch it again right now, just to pause and look for details. It is that kind of movies. Every multiverse world has so many little details. Just the fact that the hot dog finger universe humans have very dexterous feet, and play piano that way absolutely KILLED for me! And there are hundreds more...

I watched it for the first time right after I finished editing my found footage upthread, and sat for two more days doubting the quality of my work in comparison to such a masterpiece, but then I pulled myself together in this universe and set the video to public. I wonder what happened in all those other universes?
 
2022-05-23 2:52:00 PM  
Arkansas : Vince Vaughn, Liam Hemsworth -  About a guy that gets promotion to mid-level drug mule.  "Dont ask questions and Boring is good" , good slow burn movie.   B
 
2022-05-23 2:56:26 PM  
I smell an Oscar for Ben Foster after watching this. HBO/Max. 
THE SURVIVOR Trailer (2022) Danny DeVito, Ben Foster, Drama Movie
Youtube N6Os5R47Koc
 
2022-05-23 3:03:19 PM  

tobcc: Arkansas : Vince Vaughn, Liam Hemsworth -  About a guy that gets promotion to mid-level drug mule.  "Dont ask questions and Boring is good" , good slow burn movie.   B


Clark Duke wrote and directed that. He's from Arkansas. Great in everything. Keep your eye on him, he's a smart cookie.
 
2022-05-23 3:23:52 PM  
Nothing new to test the home theater but I did start a new (to me) show.

Bladerunner: Black Lotus
From a visual perspective, the animated teams are all over the place. Mechanicals (vehicles/weapons) are great, the city is great, the steam/smoke effects are more than great, and the people are janky. I mean janky in both build and motion. Some of the people models look extremely cheap in a bad video game sort of way. The rest of the animation shines.

The sound is good in 5.1 and is used well. I am watching with the English voices. The music has really good moments and the style changes to match the scenery.

I am halfway through the series and enjoying it. While the main character is designed to be a 14-yr-old boy's dream girl) albeit somewhat restrained), the series really does have a good Bladerunner feel. It seems some of the story was cut because things happen way too fast and without proper explanation but the show makes up for it with good action sequences and again, that wonderful Bladerunner atmosphere. I look forward to finishing it this week.
 
2022-05-23 3:51:56 PM  
Paris is Burning (1990, USA)
A documentary about drag queens in New York City, their house culture, and the balls in which they compete. Fascinating and moving.

The Innocents (2021, Norway)
A group of children living in a bland housing estate in the suburbs of Oslo shows supernatural powers. The adults are completely oblivious. The director was the screenwriter for The Worst Person in the World, which had two Oscar nominations this year.

Pleasure (2021, Sweden, in English with a bit of Swedish)
A young woman moves from Sweden to Los Angeles, hoping to become a porn star. This is not a porn film, it is about the making of porn, but there are a lot of porn scenes. The director wants to show what goes on behind the camera.
 
2022-05-23 4:11:35 PM  

McGrits: Nothing new to test the home theater but I did start a new (to me) show.
Bladerunner: Black Lotus


It looks great, but you can absolutely tell where they spent the money.
The fights scenes are very well choreographed, but there's one plot line where an LAPD detective is suspended from duty.
She still keeps her weapon and badge during her suspension because she's a minor character and it wasn't worth spending the money on a second "skin" without those items on her. She also apparently only has one suit.
 
2022-05-23 6:25:05 PM  
LGTBBQ chimera: Bell, Book and Candle
 
2022-05-23 10:14:53 PM  

The Weekend Baker: Saturday was my daughter's turn to pick the movie on our family movie night, so we watched Cruella.  It was fun for what it was, about what I expected from a Disney flick.


I wonder who it is that decided that Disney has to redeem the reputation of its villains.

Maleficent: She wasn't evil, she was abused and the stories you have heard have been lies.
Cruella: She wasn't evil, she was abused and the stories you have heard have been lies.

I'm waiting for Frollo. A story about how a fair and kind minister of justice is framed by the Satanists Phoebus and Esmeralda and their summoned demon Quasimodo.
 
2022-05-24 9:31:16 AM  

Noah_Tall: The Weekend Baker: Saturday was my daughter's turn to pick the movie on our family movie night, so we watched Cruella.  It was fun for what it was, about what I expected from a Disney flick.

I wonder who it is that decided that Disney has to redeem the reputation of its villains.

Maleficent: She wasn't evil, she was abused and the stories you have heard have been lies.
Cruella: She wasn't evil, she was abused and the stories you have heard have been lies.

I'm waiting for Frollo. A story about how a fair and kind minister of justice is framed by the Satanists Phoebus and Esmeralda and their summoned demon Quasimodo.


when i was in HS i wrote a short story about the orcs in Mordor and how they were actually an oppressed immigrant class that was only trying to get to the part of the world were food would grow but were being kept in poverty and ignorance by the human and elf land barons.  i was working on a way to make Sauron their equivalent of a civil rights leader but i had hit my required page count so quit to go play Final Fantasy 1 on my NES.  it was long before the LOTRs movies and so my teacher had no idea what any of it was about.

If there is one thing QOP has taught us its that everyone can find a way to make themselves the victim.
 
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