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(Insider)   Less likely to destroy 103 cars in 106 miles to Chicago when its dark & wearing sunglasses its the Fark Monday Movie Rewind. A thread to discuss the movies/TV seen we've this past week. What have you been watching? LGT Car Chases. Which did you like?   ( divider line
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2022-09-26 7:30:07 AM  
Ronin (1998)- Great cast, great action, great car chase scenes. A classic.

It Hatched (2022)- Awkwardly acted (I assume on purpose) Icelandic horror about a couple who move to remote country house that happens to have a hole on the basement. Then the wife lays an egg. It's... it was weird. It seemed to have promise for a while but took way to long to get somewhere and even then it just wasn't worth it. Meh.
2022-09-26 7:49:59 AM  
I didn't watch any car chases. I rewatched the pursuit of the Dread Pirate Roberts.
2022-09-26 7:53:09 AM  
Finished Daredevil and started The Punisher.

And old Jimmy Stewart movie The Mortal Road.  No great car chase, but a skiing chase.

Needed to punish myself so last night I watched a dog movie, which never end well.
The Art of Racing in the Rain. Yeah, I had a good and needed cry.

Steve McQueen's last movie The Hunter has multiple really good car chases. Watched that as well.
Underrated movie.
2022-09-26 7:53:44 AM  
Episodes 1-3 of Reboot (2022). Pretty good.

Do Revenge (2022). In this cynical look at inclusiveness, a whole school is in thrall to a scrawny rich kid with jelled-back hair and sheep id tags in his ears. The pastel school uniforms make the students look like the giveaway dogs from Bridesmaids, and it's at least half an hour longer than it needs to be.
2022-09-26 7:55:29 AM  
Oh yeah: Favorite car chase is probably in What's Up, Doc?
2022-09-26 8:01:22 AM  
Reboot on Hulu (TVMA comedy series)
2022-09-26 8:09:10 AM  
Just watched the first 4 Rings of Power shows and the first two House of the Dragon shows. The haters are trying to kill the LOTR RoP series because of having some of them are black. I don't mind that. Why not? Rings of Power looks better than House of the Dragon. RoP seems like Game Of Thrones first seasons. HotD seems like GOTs last season. HotD looks more like a superhero movie.
My one complaint about RoP "SPOILERS"

is that everything is going to happen at once. The Dwarfs first discover Mitheral. Gandalf? falls to Middle Earth. etc. If I was in charge I would make some of theses events flashbacks to earlier times. So everything does not happen in the same year(s). Maybe there will be an explanation for everything happening at once.
2022-09-26 8:16:41 AM  
Mrs. Guilty wasn't feeling well, so we crashed on the couch and watched Enola Holmes. A cute movie, and it's always fun to watch Henry Cavill chew the scenery.

As to car chases...

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... there can be only one.
2022-09-26 8:29:22 AM  
Inception (2010) by Christopher Nolan turned up on cable. We watched it over 2 nights. which improved the viewing. They should bring back intermissions.

I'd seen it a decade ago and had forgotten large chunks most of it, but knowing roughly where we were going was helpful
2022-09-26 8:30:14 AM  

WoolyManwich: Ronin (1998)- Great cast, great action, great car chase scenes. A classic.

2022-09-26 8:32:47 AM  
I saw this real good movie about this guy who was sent to prison, and he meets this black guy and this corrupt warden, and he like digs a hole out of the jail and escapes to Jamaica, but he hid the hole underneath a rug of Charo or somebody. It was really good. Anybody ever see it?

Also, the best car chase scene is from "To Live and Die in L.A."
2022-09-26 8:33:44 AM  
I actually watched The Blues Brothers last night. I also have the soundtrack. This was back when people had to buy physical media.

/no, didn't see Blues Brothers 2000
2022-09-26 8:35:18 AM  
I'm glad at least someone mentioned Steve McQueen.
2022-09-26 8:40:22 AM  
Randomly stumbled across Outlander(the sci-fi movie) on Netflix.  Interesting premise, alien crashes into viking era Norway and the big scary monster he was transporting gets loose.  Execution, not so much.  Really felt like an early draft of a script and the second half is a mess.

Car chase?  The Italian Job, original.
2022-09-26 8:45:37 AM  
Jack Reacher has a really nice car chase in it.
2022-09-26 8:51:02 AM  
I rewatched the Anthony Hopkins version of Titus, an adaptation of Titus Andronicus. The cast is top notch and Julie Taymor's visuals are just breathtaking.

Car chase? The opening scene of Castle of Cagliostro. Miyazaki represents speeding animated vehicles really well in his films.
2022-09-26 8:54:14 AM  
Just finished the first season of Loot, pretty decent show.

Going to watch Sprung because I like most of the things that the creator has done in the past (Raising Hope and My Name is Earl)

Waiting for the last few episodes of the season to finish Resident Alien (also renewed for a 3rd season)
2022-09-26 9:26:56 AM  
Finally got around to finishing The Man in The High Castle at long last. It was great, awesome world building and it never really got boring, but then just kinda 'ended'. Seemed rushed like they just crammed as much crap in like it was cancelled prematurely. I absolutely hate when they do that. Anyways, I'm going to finally start watching Rome now.
2022-09-26 9:44:46 AM  
I've also been bingeing Industry on HBOMax. As someone who's worked in finance, the cutthroat culture, rampant misogyny/racism, and massive drug use is amazingly accurate. The transactional nature of sex and "love" is also pretty representative, but ever since Game of Thrones, HBO's shows seem to shoehorn sex scenes in just for titillation. There doesn't need to be one in every ep. Overall, a great series and would recommend based on the first season.
2022-09-26 9:51:27 AM  

TheHighlandHowler: Reboot on Hulu (TVMA comedy series)

Reboot is the funniest show I've seen in a long time
2022-09-26 9:52:13 AM  
Athena (Netflix)   The opening shot is farking amazing.
2022-09-26 9:53:10 AM  
One more thing. My new job is writing about branded apparel. I've got a few items related to Demon Slayer which I'd never seen before. It's a bit melodramatic (it's anime), but not bad if monsters in quasi-feudal Japan is your thing. The quality difference of voice acting between the subbed and dubbed versions is massive. The English language actors are utterly shiatsticks.
2022-09-26 9:56:39 AM  
Bad script, bad acting, bad 70s porno movie soundtrack, and the greatest car chase ever put on film.
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2022-09-26 9:59:34 AM  
Ronin is definitely Top 3.  The real Taxi(1998) had some great car chases too.  Bonus Merc 190 Cosworths.
2022-09-26 10:02:28 AM  

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I think it was a 43 min car chase. The original Eleanor.
2022-09-26 10:05:33 AM  
I watched "Vengeance" which was as smug and self-important as I was worried it might be.  I also saw "Contracted:  Phase 2" on Tubi which was just as squirm-inducing as the first one, but the "conspiracy" angle kind of ruined it.
2022-09-26 10:16:49 AM  
Had some internet problems last week, got it fixed and caught up on the D+ shows: She Hulk and Andor. The former continues to be, y'know, s'alright and the latter was so far so good. Also watched Thor: Lettuce & Tomato and started in on this season's Great British Bake Off.

Notably, I couldn't bring myself to watch House of the Dagron last night or this morning. Think that might have fallen off the list.

/Fave car chase is probably Ronin but the Mini Cooper car chase in the Wahlberg/Statham remake of The Italian Job is floating around in my head
2022-09-26 10:17:58 AM  
The Dukes of Hazzard (7/10) Movie CLIP - Car Chase (2005) HD
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2022-09-26 10:21:58 AM  
Got back to getting to watch stuff after more than a week was consumed by rushing to put together our baby registry. I'm sure for the first several months after she's born I'll be watching Baby Einstein or nothing at all. But this week, I got to see:

Thor: Love and Thunder-  It was pretty good, but I'm starting to see why people are getting tired of Marvel movies, and the ones that are well-liked by critics are pretty different, like No Way Home.  Part of me thinks they should dare to take a break for a while, like Star Wars does.  About halfway through, the little bit that I had had spoiled for me wasn't much of a spoiler anymore. Ending was a good one that any parent can appreciate, although the key decision of the ending is kind of a "duh, you never thought of that before?"

Archer- Really cool episode where the Swiss are revealed to be secretly about the most dangerous force on the planet. Krieger's parent-like love for his deadly tech devices is a constant source of comedy. There's a great climax where a pulsating electromagnet is used to its full potential. There's a throwaway line implying a lot about their new boss that I hope something comes of, and I'm kind of surprised didn't matter more right away.

Wellington Paranormal- Saw two episodes, am close to getting caught up again. One of them was a really hilarious one where they discover that their station is built on top of an old white people's burial ground. There's a weird moment towards the end where the ghosts of the late 1800s white people posses the officers, and then suddenly they aren't possessing them anymore that doesn't make any sense, but other than that it was a really solid episode with a really funny twist on the "built on an Indian burial ground" trope.

The other episode was one where Satan is running a nightclub as an excuse to give out classical Faustian bargains with comedic twists. Ends with a climax akin to the Bill and Ted movies. Between how much it had going on and a quick line where a main character asks if this was the season finale, we wondered if it was. But a quick check showed that it's actually the second-last in the season.
2022-09-26 10:28:08 AM  

skyotter: [YouTube video: The Dukes of Hazzard (7/10) Movie CLIP - Car Chase (2005) HD]

Dukes of Hazzard was a surprisingly entertaining movie. Jessica Simpson should never "act" again.
2022-09-26 10:30:18 AM  
Top Gun Maverick - big formulaic well done action movie that family from young to old enjoyed.  Jennifer Connelly, who is still older than me, is still painfully pretty.  Tom Cruise, who is also still older than me, also remains in alarmingly good condition.

Some episodes of Cobra Kai season ... whatever it is now - schmaltzy corny and often stupid and poorly acted.  Son commented that it is like a telenovela for white suburban kids.  It is remarkably entertaining and we love it.
2022-09-26 10:45:19 AM  
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) - Just a bit too silly to be interesting.  It's watchable, just like all marvel movies, but this one didn't really land for me.  Rating C.

Both Rings of Power and House of the Dragon took a step backward into exposition land this week.  Both need to have some payoff and soon.  At least Rings of Power is nice to look at.  HotD is just dreary.   The cinematographer needs to discover a color wheel.

Rick and Morty, Archer and She-Hulk continue to be fun wastes of time.

Ronin is probably the best car chase.  Honorable mentions: Vanishing Point and a half dozen James Bond movies.
2022-09-26 10:50:41 AM  
Red Notice:  Watched it because the folks decided to.  Predictable for the most part, but The Rock and Ryan Reynolds made it entertaining enough to keep me watching.
2022-09-26 10:55:11 AM  
Watched The Castle, a 1997 Aus movie regarding the concept of eminent domain.  Working class family lives under the power lines next to the airport, in an unfinished development with a couple other neighbors.  Government wants to seize and buy property for an airport extension, but nobody wants to sell.  They take the government/development agency to court.  Well done, and funny.  No big Hollywood names (it IS an Aus flick) but Eric Bana has a smallish role as the son-in-law.  Video box calls it "This Year's 'Full Monty'!" - there's at least a couple dozen of those out there...
2022-09-26 11:02:41 AM  
Andor ep. 1-3:  Nice, definitely a different take on the Star Wars universe.  I've grown to dislike the whole "flashback to past events that parallel the present" as a bit overused (no, I can't name another example off the top of my head, I just recognized it happening and thought 'this again?' - just roll with it).  But this one, by the end of ep. 3, I liked.

I'm not sure this is actually good or not, but I'm looking forward to more.

She-Hulk ep. 6: OK episode.  Makes me realize how much having to rework the episode order has screwed this series over.  Here's hoping they release a director's cut or something (which will never happen).

Also, saw a poster image for this show someone made that replaced "She Hulk" with "Sorry Incels" that made me laugh, so there's that going for it.

QOTW: Seems the linked article and these comments have a lot of my favorite car chases are already covered, so I'm just going to keep in line with my other viewings this week and point out how great the car chase in Hawkeye was.
2022-09-26 11:11:25 AM  
The Bear:Watched the whole season last week and really, really liked it. Solid acting all around and looking forward to season 2.

Yellowstone:Heard a lot about this over the last few years so though I'd give it a try. The first couple of episodes are ok....not sure that I "love" it like some other shows. Seems a lot like a modern version of Dallas to me, but I'll stick with it for a while and see where it goes.
2022-09-26 11:21:54 AM  
The Favourite: Olivia Colman is a tour de force, good lawd. From the acting and costume design to some jaw-dropping shots from Yorgos Lanthimos, it's one of the best films I've seen in awhile. As for Colman, hard to believe how far she's come from Hot Fuzz.

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2022-09-26 11:24:21 AM  
Watched the New Quantum Leap, I liked that they acknowledge and even pay homage to the original series, I'm not sure how I feel about all the drama happening in the current timeline.  Also he leaped to the day of Live Aid and they didn't show Queen's Performance!  EPIC FAIL!

Best car chases in a movie starring Sean Connery, The Presidio or The Rock, change my mind.
2022-09-26 12:06:41 PM  
I discovered a really good Canadian medical drama, Transplant, about a Syrian doctor forced to flee to Canada as a refugee with his younger sister after his parents are killed.

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He is working in a restaurant in the first episode, since he can't get access to his medical school transcript, and is forced to treat the doctor in charge of the local ER after a truck crashes into the restaurant.  The same doctor who had previously refused to hire him without documentation.
2022-09-26 12:08:25 PM  
Off topic. But 2 movies that did not age well. I kept seeing these two tank movies on the first page when going to YouTube. Both of them feature the Russians vs Germany in WWII. They are a lot like the movies that the USA made during WWII with the backing of the military. Showing the allied soldiers as the heroes and superior to the enemy. I watched them about 6 months ago. Before Ukraine.

The first is about Russian prisoners outwitting the Germans because of their superior tank skills:
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2022-09-26 12:10:50 PM  
The second one is about a supernatural German Tank vs a Russian that can commune with the soul of tanks:
The White Tiger (with english subtitles) (War movie, Director: Karen Shakhnazarov, 2012)
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2022-09-26 12:12:58 PM  
Cyberpunk 2077 Edge Runners I didnt think I would like this at all because I never played the game and generaly dont like the cyberpunk genre. I wanted to give it a shot cause to my dismay my tabletop group is going to do a cyberpunk campaign soon and it got good reviews from youtubers I like. Long story short I got hooked on it and enjoy it alot more then I thought I would, binged it in 2 days which is unusual for me.

TrollHunters The Norwegian found footage movie not the cartoon. This was a great movie overall but the ending was a bit confusing.

Halloween Kills Absolute garbage, I liked Halloween 2018 but this was just dumb in every way.

Favorite car chase no one else has mentioned Bourne Identity
2022-09-26 12:14:04 PM  
Can't talk about car chases without mentioning Mad Max: The Road Warrior.
2022-09-26 12:16:14 PM  
Absentia (2011) Excellent low-budget horror film from Mike Flanagan, in which a pregnant woman goes through the process of having her missing husband declared dead. She's assisted by her sister, a recovering drug addict. The ink isn't even dry on the paperwork when hubby reappears, and he ain't right. It's all tied to something sinister residing in a creepy pedestrian tunnel nearby. I'm firmly in the "less is more" camp, and Flanagan never shows us too much (he didn't have the budget to show too much), even in a particularly nasty bit late in the film. It makes things more affecting when your mind has to fill in the blanks. What's also nice is that the characters are recognizably human and relatable, as opposed to the usual ill-fated assortment of showroom floor dimwits. I was impressed, so I moved on to...

Oculus (2013) Evil mirror is evil. Two siblings set out to destroy it. I didn't enjoy this one as much. It's got a higher budget, and we do get shown maybe a little too much. Flanagan still gives us good characters, though, and focuses on how the mirror destroys family bonds. It's upsetting to watch a normal family disintegrate. The characters' increasing disorientation is also well portrayed. I also watched the short film this was based on. I liked it, but in the end it just felt like another possessed thingy movie.

Harpoon (2019) Horror comedy about three best friends stranded on a boat. Naturally, tensions arise and tempers flare. There are no sympathetic characters here, so you can enjoy the black humor as they get their due. Adding to the fun is a jovial narrator who also thinks the characters are jerks.

Tis the season for a Vincent Price binge! The Raven (1963), The Haunted Palace (1963), Twice Told Tales (1963), and Pit and the Pendulum (1961). PatP still holds up as a damn scary movie. The pendulum sequence is nightmarish.

Favorite car chase: Death Proof
2022-09-26 12:26:15 PM  
Car chase, you say?

Vanishing Point | #TBT Trailer | 20th Century FOX
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2022-09-26 12:32:58 PM  

Billy Liar: Car chase, you say?

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Great movie 🍺
2022-09-26 12:38:43 PM  
SprungI love Greg Garcia's stuff. My Name is Earl, Raising Hope. This is also a one season show, so easy to get through. Felt like a long movie.

AndorI like the character development but have had to stay away from any Star Wars posts about it. SW are just the worst.

Quantum LeapSeems ok. I like how they tied it to the OG but Al was wearing sci-fi clothing and disco lights, doesn't quit match up with our 2022😂. I just think, OG Leap had charisma. Sam was fun and Al was a womanizer in loud clothing. The two leads in this show could be replaced and no one would notice.

Best car chase?Running Scared with Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines.
2022-09-26 1:08:28 PM  
MrsGriffin and I watched Knives Out (second time for me) to prepare for seeing the sequel when it arrives. I found it just as entertaining the second time...and what a cast!
2022-09-26 1:29:10 PM  

Fear the Clam: Episodes 1-3 of Reboot (2022). Pretty good.

It's amazing how much better good comedians can get (Key, Greer, Reiser) can get when they don't have to worry about Standards & Practices...


Johnny Knoxville can actually act. And be funny without stunts and scat humor...

/Judy Greer bewbs FTW!
2022-09-26 1:54:03 PM  
tried to watch RRR, but didn't make it past the 1st musical interlude. asked the bf, who stuck it out, what he thought of it and all he said was 'long'. before i wandered off tho i was liking how it used what i think is meant by magical realism, or like an archetypal fantasy where shiat just happens like it does when it needs to, without worrying about tedious realities of physics and such. let a story be a story, like
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