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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:14 pm 


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Demolition Man

The Mrs. and I continue our trek into 80's/90's big dick, big guns, big pec territory. Predator was great, Raw Deal...uh the less said the better, and now this.

Happy to say that it has also aged pretty well. Their take on the "future" (SO MANY CRTS) is still interesting, especially the social aspects of it. Neither Stallone or Snipes are Oscar worthy but they play well enough off of each other.

Comedy of note - towards the beginning when Snipes is in the museum a group of Chinese people walk by and he launches into some racist verbal abuse that would never make it into a film today. I had to rewind it to make sure I heard him proper.

Definitely worth a watch.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:18 am 


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On top of that Wes blows coke, performs open eye surgery, and is outright sarcastic. :cry:
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 6:16 am 


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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment: *1/2

The first Police Academy film was a bit of a surprise hit, which naturally meant the studio would have to milk it for all it's worth with a lengthy series of increasingly mediocre sequels, a TV series, and eventually a cartoon series complete with a line of toys (it's odd to think that there was a time when R-rated films were regularly adapted into syndicated cartoon series shown on weekday afternoons, but apparently it happened on a shockingly regular basis in the 80s and early 90s.).

That said, this film was pretty bad. A paper-thin semblance of a plot is used to wrap what is essentially a barely feature length (85 minute runtime, short even by 80s standards) sketch comedy into a movie, and most of the scenes end up being more cringey than funny now. Even so, it managed to make $115 million on a $7.5 million budget, thus perpetuating the franchise milking for quite a while.
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 7:32 am 


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(it's odd to think that there was a time when R-rated films were regularly adapted into syndicated cartoon series shown on weekday afternoons, but apparently it happened on a shockingly regular basis in the 80s and early 90s.)


Yep, this was de rigeur, typically with action figure tie-ins via Kenner et al. Aliens, Predator, Terminator, Robocop, Rambo, Toxic Avenger... you know, for kids. :lol: What's that sneaky Clarence Boddicker like in the movie? Mom, what's "felony rape?"

Robocop was probably the most nuts, with the cheerful DIC-style intro depicting the movie's Rob Bottin-powered slaughter of Murphy from his POV. Thoroughly steam-cleaned of the real thing's sadism and any hint of carnage, but what a reference, however oblique.
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The Aliens toys came with these wild little comic books. I remember one issue had Apone and Drake and the other marines fighting xenomorphs in a network of caves, opining that now that they know what they're dealing with, they won't have another disaster like Archeron LV-426. Like... the mission where you all DIED?? Nice that you guys were able to bounce back from that. Let's use being dissolved by acid and getting impregnated & violently exploded as a learning experience.
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I remember my buddy having the one where TEH ALIENS HAVE EVOLVED - into fuckin monkeys. :lol: *cue a bunch of Space Gorillas bounding out of the jungle pursued by none other than the GORALIENZ, much to the consternation of VASQUEZ and DRAKE - now on sale! You remember Drake, right kids?

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Pretty sure my brother had Bishop and his shitty chrome dome. All I remember is going "that's not Lance Henriksen! I'd know his kindly, engimatic, cum-spewing mug anywhere!"

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I wonder how many little kids stayed up to watch Aliens on cable, circa 1992, only to face the horrors of Transformers: The Movie YET AGAIN, as their entire toy bucket ate shit and died in a random maintenance shaft. Image
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 pm 


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Demolition Man

The Mrs. and I continue our trek into 80's/90's big dick, big guns, big pec territory. Predator was great, Raw Deal...uh the less said the better, and now this.

Happy to say that it has also aged pretty well. Their take on the "future" (SO MANY CRTS) is still interesting, especially the social aspects of it. Neither Stallone or Snipes are Oscar worthy but they play well enough off of each other.

Comedy of note - towards the beginning when Snipes is in the museum a group of Chinese people walk by and he launches into some racist verbal abuse that would never make it into a film today. I had to rewind it to make sure I heard him proper.

Definitely worth a watch.


Some absolute gold in this film. Favourite moment is probably the abusive tirade to get enough fines printed out to make up for toilet paper. Followed by a fancy restaurant singer perfoming the Jolly Green Giant song (excusing that the expensive restaurant is still just a Taco Bell!).

Plays out as more of a straight action film than Last Action Hero, which I suspect is why it's a bit more fondly remembered, but both are worthy parodies that don't get nearly enough credit for their comedic satire.


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Holly Wood Horror. As a whole it stands as a detector for its audience. Every scene has an innate point at where to gasp or burst out laughter simply with the function to release tension. Where is the point where we toss our arms into the fields and run for the hills of suspension of disbelief? Movie monologue is used up as some prayer for strange rituals, that is maybe the only attempt of some spirituality. Except Yogi Tea. " I've met the Dalai Lama once. He's a funny man. He laughs a lot." I see all this in the vein of a Sunset Boulevard, only with a needle in it. Granpa's version of depravity does not count for a whole lot anymore.
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Caligula : 1979 Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren. Pretty debauched and amusing.
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Caligula : 1979 Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren. Pretty debauched and amusing.


I never saw this but the $1 theater in my hood used it as their foray into being a skin flick theater. This was walking distance of the homes of probably 2000 kids. Think "great place to raise a family" in the early 80s, "not the ghetto but definitely low income" by the early 2000's. Needless to say it did not go over well with residents, and involved some protests. And for anyone that thinks the internet is big pile of shit, it's great to archive random memories from your childhood. And shit, even has a photo from the showing of the title in question. Keep in mind, this is a suburb of Dallas, TX. Still pretty conservative these days, although not the headquarters for mom's against dungeons and dragons (but pretty close). It was a dry county until WELL after I left. Had to drive a good 45 minutes to find some poor ass immigrant to sell me booze when I was 17.

I heard all the orgies were filmed later, w/o any of the main actors knowledge or consent.
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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
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Late 60s Wuxia from Shaw Brothers where a villain ends up cutting part of his arm off to save his own life. Pretty interesting movie with a lot of double crossing, lies and good sword fights all around. Glad I ended up checking this out.
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Just watched the extended cut of Rambo: Last Blood on Amazon Prime. An already great film made even better. I just wish we'd own it on Blu-ray physically, though.
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although not the headquarters for mom's against dungeons and dragons (but pretty close).


haha. I have a friend who's mom did this for their local church group in Maryland. When I went to visit their house, she would be listening to the radio taking notes and whatnot. It was somewhat unnerving.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:18 am 


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although not the headquarters for mom's against dungeons and dragons (but pretty close).


haha. I have a friend who's mom did this for their local church group in Maryland. When I went to visit their house, she would be listening to the radio taking notes and whatnot. It was somewhat unnerving.


I love my mom dearly, but she definitely fell into this category. Didn't let me play, and was pretty weary of me getting a NES for similar reasons. Needless to say, I didn't kill myself.
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watched johnny mnemonic (japanese cut, reported to be the intended cut of the film) the other night with a couple friends. based on a william gibson story, you get a really fucking weird keanu reeves cyberpunk... action movie? despite having read that the movie intended to be silly, i think it didn't know quite how silly it actually was. worth a watch, though! you get to hear dolph lundgren say "JESUS TIME" before a dolphin hooked up to a tiny radar dish bakes his fucking flesh off his body with microwave rays. who will stop this dolph on dolph violence??? ;__;

turned it into a double feature and followed up with new rose hotel, which is non-coincidentally also based off a william gibson story (so it technically takes place in the same universe). radically different film that feels like a fever dream about love and betrayal in a dystopic future. the people involved in this movie are a seriously fucking bizarre bunch - yoshitaka amano (yes, that amano) and ryuichi sakamoto (of YMO) show up as bit roles, the guy who did the aqua teen hunger force opening song scores the whole thing, and it stars asia argento, willem dafoe, and christopher walken. abel ferrara, what the fuck are your connections? :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 4:40 pm 


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The Legend of Zorro: ***

Sequel to the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro, it's basically a wild west James Bond film which generally reviewed poorly (26% on Rotten Tomatoes) but ends up being at least mildly entertaining if a bit contrived. Probably held back to at least some extent by the fact that it has a PG rating (probably borderline PG-13 in content but they presumably wanted to make it a "family" movie). If you had to pick five Hollywood actors to play the role of Zorro, I'm guessing Antonio Banderas would be at least three of them (his performance in the previous Zorro film received a number of award nominations including a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination) and he carries what would probably otherwise be a pretty forgettable popcorn flick.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 12:58 pm 


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Man was that a wild ride and a very good one as well. Sandler's second best behind Punch Drunk Love.
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