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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:56 pm 


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I concur! I still need to watch Cockfighter! Just found out it was a book last year, so I'd like to read it as well. I've owned that DVD since the early 2000s and just never got around to it. I'm gonna try to rectify that this week now that I'm announcing it in stone.

I'd hate to make you postpone your watching of that perfect piece of non-empathetic cinema, but Oates totally owns that role and it would be hard not to see his face when reading that book. Just thought I'd let you know.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:10 pm 


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Searchlike, thanks for the info!
Will check it out for sure.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:31 pm 


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Very decent if you like thinking man's sci-fi.
It had me thinking about an earlier film called Cypher as I watched it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:53 pm 


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Real Steel 2011

I was out of the country when this film was released, and I had zero awareness of it and didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be a kid's movie, but I enjoyed it anyway. It wasn't the best action movie, and it wasn't the best drama. The female lead (who I recognized from the TV show Lost) was adequate, and the kid was also just okay, but Hugh Jackman and Anthony Mackie both turned in above average performances, and the robot special effects and battles were fun to watch and really brought out the kid in me that loves big robots fighting each other. If I have one complaint it's that the Japanese robot didn't get more screen time. I thought that thing was super cool.


Keeping in mind it's a kid's movie, which I don't tend to watch much anymore, I give it a 3 out of 5.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:18 pm 


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Hardcore Henry (2015) Ignored this at release, assuming it was CallaDoodie XVII: MuricaForce vs AlQaedaMan - The Movie. Significantly more fun than that. Gleefully black-humoured FPV rollercoaster, at times feverishly creative. Appropriately light on plot, capably emceed by a chipper Sharlto Copley. As far as bubblegum action movies go, it's not a bad afternoon's diversion at all.

Absolutely loved this scene. :lol: DECO miniboss energy. :mrgreen: (mild early-film spoilers)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:07 pm 


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eckart wrote:
Searchlike, thanks for the info!
Will check it out for sure.

Just doing my duty, hope you like it.


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Godzilla vs. Kong was awesome! Even better than King of the Monsters!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:45 pm 


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Not the most convincing review I've seen.
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I don't usually write fully detailed reviews, but I can tell you I definitely enjoyed it...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:40 am 


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I never watched Our Robocop Remake all the way through; the ED-209 sequence was excellent but most of the scenes were very low budget and low effort. lo however, felt like some Lasagna Cat lately and discovered that Fatal Farm shot a scene in this collab. Like most of their work, it's a wonderful, wonderful nightmare.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:41 pm 


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Fatal Farm's scene is the greatest. Just the other day I told someone to "Just fucking do it!!!". But nobody shot my raging boner.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:04 pm 


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Just watched this quick Doc on Delia Derbyshire, the electronic musician who composed the Dr. Who theme song at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It's short, so worth checking out if it sounds interesting to you. It covers some of the early history of the workshop and Derbyshire's development as an artist. Really fascinating stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2dvGQ32q8g


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Legend of The Mountain
I ripped the Blu Ray to get stills for the Movies & Filmmaking discord and ended up getting sucked into it once again. If there's one director who was perfect at landscape shots, its King Hu and he pretty much just shows off as much as he possibly can in this movie. Excellent use of colors throughout as well. Chinese Ghost genre movie done to perfection.
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Thunder Force. Pretty fun superhero comedy! I like how it started off with AC/DC.
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 Post subject: Re: Movies you've just watched
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:24 am 


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My Fair Lady: ***1/2

I know this one is considered one of the best films of all time (7 Oscars, AFI top 100 list, etc.) and is undoubtedly one of the most impressive films of its era (a $17 million budget, equivalent to approximately $146 million today, certainly helped that) but can also be a bit tough to watch for modern audiences. Rex Harrison's performance as Professor Higgins can be rather jarring, and Audrey Hepburn's scenery-chewing performance as Eliza Doolittle is excellent, but not without its controversy as in many cases her singing was replaced by an uncredited voice-over (Marni Nixon, who also overdubbed a number of other famous performances in a similar uncredited fashion). Many of Hepburn's original vocal performances survived and were eventually restored, and there seems to be plenty of debate over whether or not it was necessary to replace her vocals. For that matter, even Audrey Hepburn originally felt that the role of Eliza belonged to Julie Andrews, who played it in the original stage version, but Jack Warner wanted her instead (Meanwhile, Julie Andrews starred in Mary Poppins in the same year, a performance which earned her a Best Actress Oscar.).

Other factors that make it tough to watch are its nearly three hour runtime (this was back in the day when it wasn't unusual for a film to have an intermission) and a lot of musical numbers that go on longer than they should and overstay their welcome. In spite of all that it's still worth seeing, if for no other reason than to see Audrey Hepburn in her prime.

Bonus clip: This appears to be from a 1970s variety show starring Julie Andrews, where camera trickery is used to create an argument between Eliza Doolittle, Mary Poppins and Julie Andrews herself:
https://youtu.be/5usVahlDjv0
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