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VintijDroidGutzz
09-25-2016, 01:29 PM
I rarely ever advise someone to watch or not to watch a movie, I'd even tell people to see GB for themselves (as long as they don't pay to see it).

But this one, if you're a fan of the book, I'd recommend you skip it, it brings nothing to the table and it really does **** on the book to be honest. But it's your call at the end.
I actually haven't read the book properly, but I've checked out various panels & art, so I'm at least familiar with the essence of what it's about. I tried to order a copy through a local comic book shop years ago, but the lazy plebs never followed through or got back to me about it.

Anyway, I've been reading the comments in here, & it seems diapproval of the movie is fairly universal.

GasparZizou
09-25-2016, 02:17 PM
I actually haven't read the book properly, but I've checked out various panels & art, so I'm at least familiar with the essence of what it's about. I tried to order a copy through a local comic book shop years ago, but the lazy plebs never followed through or got back to me about it.

Anyway, I've been reading the comments in here, & it seems diapproval of the movie is fairly universal.

In that case you might actually enjoy it, but I think you're gonna dislike it afterwards if you ever read the book :lol

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-25-2016, 03:18 PM
Star Wars: A New Hope- 7.5/10

Khev
09-25-2016, 04:10 PM
The Magnificent Seven (1960) - 6/10

Decent but didn't really hold up IMO. Seven Samurai it ain't.

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) - 7/10

Not a top shelf Miyazaki classic but it was still a cute flick for kids.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016) - 4.9/10

Ugh. Saw this at the $2 theater today with my kids. They enjoyed it and laughed a few times but it didn't really engage me at all.

kryptonianmutie
09-25-2016, 05:05 PM
Star Wars: A New Hope- 7.5/10

You might be the most honest person on the internet. :lol

Centurion
09-25-2016, 05:30 PM
Star Wars: A New Hope- 7.5/10
This must be the SE version of the movie. :lol

VintijDroidGutzz
09-25-2016, 05:34 PM
In that case you might actually enjoy it, but I think you're gonna dislike it afterwards if you ever read the book :lol
I think I'll try & read the book first. :lol



Star Wars: A New Hope- 7.5/10

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/oprah.gif




Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) - 7/10

Not a top shelf Miyazaki classic but it was still a cute flick for kids.
Is that the anime film about the little girl who is a witch in training & delivers things around town on her broom?

I loved that one! :lol

Khev
09-25-2016, 05:38 PM
Is that the anime film about the little girl who is a witch in training & delivers things around town on her broom?


Affirmative.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-25-2016, 05:54 PM
You might be the most honest person on the internet. :lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pR7qKsCy3w


This must be the SE version of the movie. :lol

It was. I was watching it on tv. TNT or TBS got the rights to the whole franchise, so I'm watching them. I even saw the prequels...but I won't bother to give them a score.

All the changes really hurt the film, but honestly, the score wouldn't change that much if it was the original, which would look dated. The pace of the film is a bit slow too, but it's pretty good and I see why it was such a big deal in the 70's. Lucas really managed to created the feel of a different world, and that's pretty admirable.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-25-2016, 05:57 PM
Empire Strikes Back- 8.5/10

Khev
09-25-2016, 06:30 PM
This must be the SE version of the movie. :lol

I'm guessing that that's probably a pretty standard score for millennials who've grown up with the SE's and never even seen the original versions. Which isn't their fault of course but rather the filmmaker himself.

karamazov80
09-25-2016, 07:51 PM
Westworld: 6/10

May have been a bit more interesting and novel when first released, but watching it now it seems pretty quaint and predictable. I expected more on how and why the robots revolted, given Crichton's heavy involvement. Ex Machina handled that aspect much more effectively.

GasparZizou
09-25-2016, 08:12 PM
I agree with Prince's ANH score, perhaps I would give it an 8 but it does have some bad dialogue and acting moments that I overlook because of nostalgia.

"Only a master of evewl Darth"... Uugh.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-25-2016, 09:58 PM
Wow, the classics are getting a pounding this week.

Now Kara's unloading on Westworld. :monkey2

What I'd give for a Hot Toys Yul Brynner robot cowboy doll.

highlander1
09-25-2016, 10:32 PM
CLOWN. A very cool must SEE Horror. Peter Stormare is most well known actor in this one other then him not too many i ever seen but all do a Amazing job give this one a Strong 8. If a horror fan highly recomend it. Scarring Good.

trailer

.https://youtu.be/M25cDzZ2DwY?t=5

Centurion
09-25-2016, 11:07 PM
Empire Strikes Back- 8.5/10That's more like it! :duff


I'm guessing that that's probably a pretty standard score for millennials who've grown up with the SE's and never even seen the original versions. Which isn't their fault of course but rather the filmmaker himself.Absolutely! It depends on which version you've seen first and I would also imagine that 'when' you watch it will impact your thoughts on the movie. For example, for someone that has never seen the movie, to watch the original unmolested version today, would probably not grade it as high as someone viewing it in '77.

Centurion
09-25-2016, 11:09 PM
Empire Strikes Back- 8.5/10


CLOWN. A very cool must SEE Horror. Peter Stormare is most well known actor in this one other then him not too many i ever seen but all do a Amazing job give this one a Strong 8. If a horror fan highly recomend it. Scarring Good.

trailer

.https://youtu.be/M25cDzZ2DwY?t=5
Cool. I wondered about this one. Sounds like I need to add it to the list.

GasparZizou
09-25-2016, 11:34 PM
I've never seen the SE complete, not once, I grew up with the regular ones on VHS, when the SE popped up I had a visceral reaction against them and just stopped watching, even as a kid.

Regardless, original ANH has he same cringy dialogue and bad acting moments so I don't think it's that.

kryptonianmutie
09-26-2016, 03:24 AM
The original never grabbed me growing up. I think the only parts of the movie I ever liked were the cantina and when they were on the Death Star.

RIDDICK
09-26-2016, 07:24 AM
2004 SE was my first experience with SWOT.
Most of the changes were bad but not all of them.

I'd give the original 8,5/10 simply because too much of the important stuff was left behind.
And yeah, I like the 1981 radio drama more than the actual film.

Mad Old Lu
09-26-2016, 07:56 AM
The Nice Guys: 7.5/10
Grown-up kind of fun. Great dialogue, great characters, decent story (the death of a porn star), fun setting (1977 LA). I thought Gosling was fantastic. He handled the humor perfectly. I thought most of the elements individually were great, except that I just felt something just didn’t push it far enough to make the movie as a whole truly great. I wouldn’t mind seeing a sequel, or seeing this as a series.

Ant Man: 8/10
2nd viewing. Fun all around. Luis’s stories were the highlight. Good story. A very solid entry to the Marvel movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy: 7.5/10
2nd viewing. I thought it was good for the most part, but I can’t help but feel that Chris Pratt just can’t pull his weight against everyone else. Sure he’s funny, but the role need him to have some depth and I just didn’t think Pratt delivered. The character as written has a lot of depth (death of his mom, kidnapped, etc.), but I just didn’t get all that from his performance. I also thought the actor playing Ronin was a bit weak too. It felt like he was “acting” angry and menacing. Everyone else was spot on, especially Bradley Cooper as Rocket. Fantastic voice work. And I thought James Gunn did a great job directing. I think he would have made a great SW movie, which GOTG practically is. Maybe he’ll get to do one of the anthology films.

a-dev
09-26-2016, 08:33 AM
2004 SE was my first experience with SWOT.
Most of the changes were bad but not all of them.

Was that the DVDs? I didn't know you were that much of a SW newb! :lol

ZaCHw117
09-26-2016, 08:40 AM
I've never seen the SE complete, not once, I grew up with the regular ones on VHS, when the SE popped up I had a visceral reaction against them and just stopped watching, even as a kid.

Regardless, original ANH has he same cringy dialogue and bad acting moments so I don't think it's that.

https://i.imgflip.com/fm7e0.gif

GasparZizou
09-26-2016, 10:30 AM
>2016
>Manbuns
>That horrible vest
Why?

The Borderlands - 6/10 I don't know if I should rate it higher, one of the best found footage movies, but the ending was too sudden and unsatisfactory that dwindles the entire experience since it was building up solely to it.

But I'm not sure it's a bad thing, I'm inclined to say it's a good ending.

ZaCHw117
09-26-2016, 10:38 AM
>2016
>Manbuns
>That horrible vest
Why?


http://payload373.cargocollective.com/1/6/206412/9760987/manbun-slideshow_4.gif

GasparZizou
09-26-2016, 10:46 AM
I don't hate manbuns and beards separately, as long as manbuns don't have shaved sides and beards don't hide weak chins.

But if you put all that together, you're a douche with no personality.

Honestly, I'd rather have a mullet, never thought I'd say that.

darthkostis
09-26-2016, 10:52 AM
The only "person" I've seen who can rock a man-bun is ANAD Herc:

http://67.media.tumblr.com/269d6538f2e787115e8648353791c8a9/tumblr_nxfk402Zjn1qzuq1ho2_1280.jpg

All the folks I've seen in real life are scrawny guys with thin beards and poor excuses for a 'bun.

RIDDICK
09-26-2016, 10:53 AM
Was that the DVDs?
Nope, just TV. I even recorded them to a bunch VHS tapes. :lol

rushmore223
09-26-2016, 10:56 AM
I don't hate manbuns and beards separately, as long as manbuns don't have shaved sides and beards don't hide weak chins.

But if you put all that together, you're a douche with no personality.

Honestly, I'd rather have a mullet, never thought I'd say that.

Traditional Beards are fine, regardless of the chin, but I hate those neck beards where everything on the face is shaved but beneath the jaw line, especially when the beard is long.

Man buns need to go, what's next, beehives for Men? No wonder the older Generations think young people are pansies nowadays.

a-dev
09-26-2016, 11:11 AM
Some serious late 80s early 90s hairstyles have come back in with the school kids these days. Short back and sides but really bouffant on top, sometimes with long fringes sweeping across the forehead. It's all terribly silly, they're going to be embarrassed as **** when they look at photographs in a few short years.....wait, why are we talking about this again?

Khev
09-26-2016, 11:13 AM
It's all terribly silly, they're going to be embarrassed as **** when they look at photographs in a few short years

No ****. One of my yearbook pictures is full "Wedding Singer" afro-mullet. What the hell. Party in the front AND back?

a-dev
09-26-2016, 11:22 AM
There was a resurgence of the rat's tail trend - borderline mullet - only a few years ago which thankfully faded away.....only to be replaced by a further atrocity...

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-26-2016, 11:27 AM
Honestly, I'd rather have a mullet, never thought I'd say that.

I think mullets can look cool though, but not if you're wearing a suit and tie. Also, if the hair is dry, it doesn't look as good either.

http://i.imgur.com/dUhIlQO.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/1uRin7V.jpg

ZaCHw117
09-26-2016, 11:56 AM
I don't hate manbuns and beards separately, as long as manbuns don't have shaved sides and beards don't hide weak chins.

But if you put all that together, you're a douche with no personality.

Honestly, I'd rather have a mullet, never thought I'd say that.

but i need my bun and beard to keep me warm.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zNNmYovRoJc/U7GqF7neifI/AAAAAAAARpo/IgcsQ0NJmTk/s1600/jeremiah%20johnson%20gif.gif

GasparZizou
09-26-2016, 12:18 PM
I used to hate mullets, but with these generic hairstyles I see every day, I'm starting to like mullets more and more.

I'm not free of guilt of using manbuns and beards, although it was more of a Jack Sparrow thing than an actual beard (which I like a lot tbh), and my manbun, but that was TWO ****ing years ago.

I'll still wear the Jack Sparrow every now and then though.

ZaCHw117
09-26-2016, 12:23 PM
yeah, i feel you. had the pony tail and beard thing for a while and still do. gives us OGs a bad name. :lol

i get asked if i'm opie from samcro at least once a month. :lol

Centurion
09-26-2016, 12:49 PM
but i need my bun and beard to keep me warm.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zNNmYovRoJc/U7GqF7neifI/AAAAAAAARpo/IgcsQ0NJmTk/s1600/jeremiah%20johnson%20gif.gif

:lol :hi5:

Solidus
09-26-2016, 12:55 PM
Man buns look awesome when done correctly. I need not say anymore.

http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/valhalla_rising_photo_01.jpg

Centurion
09-26-2016, 12:56 PM
I don't think of hair when someone says "buns". Therefor I would have to say NO to man buns.

darthkostis
09-26-2016, 01:42 PM
I used to hate mullets, but with these generic hairstyles I see every day, I'm starting to like mullets more and more.

I'm not free of guilt of using manbuns and beards, although it was more of a Jack Sparrow thing than an actual beard (which I like a lot tbh), and my manbun, but that was TWO ****ing years ago.

I'll still wear the Jack Sparrow every now and then though.

I was a fan of the old Stark look back in the day (balbo or van dyke), but after the movies, it became overused, mosyl by the dudebros. Most around here go for the "unshaved" look, with the huge, bushy beards.


Man buns look awesome when done correctly. I need not say anymore.

http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/valhalla_rising_photo_01.jpg

Well, to be fair, Mikkelsen has one of those faces that can rock both the bussinessman and the warrior look.


I don't think of hair when someone says "buns". Therefor I would have to say NO to man buns.

https://media.giphy.com/media/Zwoy9IdycpWxy/giphy.gif



https://media.giphy.com/media/YHYmMLkOmqoo/giphy.gif

kryptonianmutie
09-26-2016, 02:26 PM
I don't think of hair when someone says "buns". Therefor I would have to say NO to man buns.

:rotfl:lecture

highlander1
09-26-2016, 03:01 PM
THE MAGNIFICENT 7. I Loved this one i did not expect it to get this Crazy give a 9.

Centurion
09-26-2016, 03:46 PM
:rotfl:lecture

Right?! :lol :hi5:

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-26-2016, 06:06 PM
Mad Max- 7/10

ishothimsixtimes
09-26-2016, 06:48 PM
The Pledge: 8/10

Really got into this a lot more than I did the first time I watched it on release. Maybe it's effect on me was enhanced by his long absence from the big screen, but Nicholson's performance was fantastic. That ending, with him being right about 'the wizard' all along, but nobody..including him..ever going to know he was right about 'the wizard' all along, resulting in him being left all alone, mumbling and ranting to himself after being driven out of his mind, was quite affecting in it's bleakness.

GasparZizou
09-27-2016, 12:47 AM
The Bay - 7/10 Wow, now this is a creepy ass found footage movie.

Snake Plissken
09-27-2016, 03:38 AM
The Conjuring 2 - 8/10

Pleasantly surprised. Liked it far better than the first one.




Carlito's Way - 8.5/10

Pacino's wig - 6/10

His shoe lifts - 4/10

KrisDaBear
09-27-2016, 04:07 AM
Ghostbusters (2016) - 2/10

Not a fanboy of the original in any way, nor do I have a problem with an all female main cast. The film was siimply terrible. How it got made with such an awful script is beyond me... A few half smiles for nostalgia and some pretty effects lifts from the true zero of a movie this turned out to be. Avoid.

Mad Old Lu
09-27-2016, 06:42 AM
Fury Road: 7/10
2nd viewing. Still not that impressed by it. I think the movie is good, but I just don’t think it ever rises to a level of greatness. I gave it another spin since it gets such appraisal. I thought maybe the first time I watched it maybe I didn’t give it a proper chance, especially since my expectations must have been high. But no, it’s pretty much the same experience the second time around. Still good, but not great.

Centurion
09-27-2016, 11:07 AM
The Bay - 7/10 Wow, now this is a creepy ass found footage movie.Yes! It's too bad this one flew under the radar. This movie really surprised me, watching it without knowing a thing about it beforehand.
The studio can easily create a sequel to this story as this movie felt like the foundation to something bigger.
7.5/10



The Conjuring 2 - 8/10

Pleasantly surprised. Liked it far better than the first one.

I was surprised by this as well. I typically don't think much of horror sequels because most of them blow. Most sequels just repeat the same jumps and scare techniques from the first so I label them as being "simply more of the same thing". Not this movie. James Wan deliberately went out of his way to ensure he didn't repeat the same things from the first installment. He did a great job in that regard.
8/10 as well.

Centurion
09-27-2016, 11:15 AM
Fury Road: 7/10
2nd viewing. Still not that impressed by it. I think the movie is good, but I just don’t think it ever rises to a level of greatness. I gave it another spin since it gets such appraisal. I thought maybe the first time I watched it maybe I didn’t give it a proper chance, especially since my expectations must have been high. But no, it’s pretty much the same experience the second time around. Still good, but not great.
I enjoyed the action and the visuals, but yeah the story was just so so. And what's up with the Max character grunting so much? :lol

GasparZizou
09-27-2016, 11:25 AM
Yes! It's too bad this one flew under the radar. This movie really surprised me, watching it without knowing a thing about it beforehand.
The studio can easily create a sequel to this story as this movie felt like the foundation to something bigger.
7.5/10
I could see that happening, after all these are cheap to make and are so very poorly done most of the time, but I have faith in this genre.

Watching it in a conspiracy theory mindset is best, this a very good outbreak (not zombies) movie.

highlander1
09-27-2016, 12:16 PM
RECLUSION. A supense/horror with no scare or horror a -10 pure garbage.

MY BLIND BROTHER. Nick Kroll and Adam Scott. Adam plays the blind bro and Nick his regular brother helps him do marathon's to raise money for blind. The best part is the blind friend who smokes weed with the unblind brother lol. Its a o.k comedy give a 4.

highlander1
09-27-2016, 08:00 PM
Batman unlimited Mech vs Mutants. The best description for this is think Pacific rim movie meets batman vs his enemys in giant mech mode give a 3 pretty cartoony.

Trash Panda
09-27-2016, 08:43 PM
Zootopia - 9.5/10

YoNoSe
09-27-2016, 09:32 PM
The Revenant - Beautifully photographed historical wankery that's more engrossing than it should be....for a while.

The Shallows - Beautifully photographed silliness with a star-making turn by Blake Lively's butt. Sometimes there's a cartoon shark, too.

Patriot666
09-27-2016, 09:37 PM
Intruder - 8.5 The only thing missing from this slasher is some nudity.


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rushmore223
09-27-2016, 09:44 PM
Room - 8/10

The first hour of this actually made me a little sick to my stomach, despite how restrained it actually was.

Khev
09-27-2016, 10:06 PM
Following (1999) - 8.5/10

Christopher Nolan's directorial debut. Fantastic British film noir.

rushmore223
09-27-2016, 10:12 PM
The 5th Wave - 4/10

Mediocre Alien Invasion film with almost no aliens. Guessed "shocking" twist about 30 minutes in.

It's been done before much better than this. Don't bother.

A 4 is a pretty generous rating.

highlander1
09-28-2016, 12:23 AM
THE FOURTH KIND. MILA JOVOVICH IN a ALien type reinactement documentary its a very interesting story if into ufo type storys worth a watch. i cant rate it but its done very well.

EVILFACE
09-28-2016, 12:38 AM
Batman: The Killing Joke - 6/10
The Tortured - 5/10
Casino Royale - 8.5/10
Airport - 7/10
The Running Man - 8/10
Black Road - 2/10
Blair Witch - 7/10
ARQ - 6/10

RIDDICK
09-28-2016, 06:15 PM
Daredevil (director's cut) - 7/10

Centurion
09-28-2016, 06:46 PM
THE FOURTH KIND. MILA JOVOVICH IN a ALien type reinactement documentary its a very interesting story if into ufo type storys worth a watch. i cant rate it but its done very well.

This one is pretty creepy, if the greys are your thing.
I like how the story is told with occasional clips of the real-life footage/documentary of the woman.

GasparZizou
09-28-2016, 07:26 PM
Batman: The Killing Joke - 6/10

http://i.imgur.com/n5hOgKM.jpg


This one is pretty creepy, if the greys are your thing.
I like how the story is told with occasional clips of the real-life footage/documentary of the woman.
Yeah, it borrows a lot from Communion but it's a better movie than Communion itself.

Creepy as ****.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-28-2016, 07:54 PM
This one is pretty creepy, if the greys are your thing.
I like how the story is told with occasional clips of the real-life footage/documentary of the woman.
It could've been a good movie, if that interwoven footage of the woman being interviewed *wasn't* included, or at least done more convincingly. It just came across as fake & cheesy.



Yeah, it borrows a lot from Communion but it's a better movie than Communion itself.

Creepy as ****.
Wow there you go, you surprise me sometimes Gaspar. :lol

As far as I'm concerned, Communion is immediately far better for Chris Walken & his portrayal of Whitley Streiber alone - but aside from that, it's a hidden gem for various reasons. Sure, it has somewhat 'comical' elements that could be interpreted as such or completely differently depending on what you get out of it, but the whole idea of Streiber being perplexed with a situation that has him questioning his sanity, laced with the thought of it possibly being a very real ordeal at the same time - married with the setting & the pacing / imagery / themes in places, is far more frightening than a cheesy semi blockbuster type flick that relies on generic shocks / visuals, & that interviewee woman just ruins it completely for the cherry on top.

Mila was solid enough, I'll give you that. The correlation with the owl at the window & the uncertainty of people trying to make sense of it & other things to do with that was good too. The rest was disappointing - it's not scary or creepy at all, & although I've wanted to like it as a film.. ultimately it fails big time for me.

GasparZizou
09-28-2016, 08:20 PM
As far as I'm concerned, Communion is immediately far better for Chris Walken & his portrayal of Whitley Streiber alone - but aside from that, it's a hidden gem for various reasons. Sure, it has somewhat 'comical' elements that could be interpreted as such or completely differently depending on what you get out of it, but the whole idea of Streiber being perplexed with a situation that has him questioning his sanity, laced with the thought of it possibly being a very real ordeal at the same time - married with the setting & the pacing / imagery / themes in places, is far more frightening than a cheesy semi blockbuster type flick that relies on generic shocks / visuals, & that interviewee woman just ruins it completely for the cherry on top.

Mila was solid enough, I'll give you that. The correlation with the owl at the window & the uncertainty of people trying to make sense of it & other things to do with that was good too. The rest was disappointing - it's not scary or creepy at all, & although I've wanted to like it as a film.. ultimately it fails big time for me.
I think you're giving waaaay too much credit to the Communion movie, which Strieber himself doesn't like and the book is much better, but I haven't seen 4th kind in a while, so I'll take your word for it, but I do remember well and clear that it was an eye rolling chore to sit through Communion.

You're also giving way too much credit to Walken for the wrong reasons imo.

Besides, I think found footage/mockumentary fits the topic much better than real cinematography.

There was another movie you liked and I didn't, what was it? Fire in the Sky? Same thing for me.

Plus, the 4th kind mentions Sumerians, which automatically makes it better than Communion, for such a pivotal civilization, specially in these topics, they're very underutilized.

a-dev
09-28-2016, 08:37 PM
The Great Gatsby - 7/10

Good. Seemed to start slow and only had its nice visuals going for it but was glad I stuck with it.

edit- just saw it came out in 2013, thought it was more recent for some reason.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-28-2016, 08:44 PM
CA: Civil War- 8/10 Second...maybe third viewing. Anyway, the airport and the final battle are the best parts of the film. All the political talk gets a bit repetitive, but overall, CW is still the best MCU film, imo. The fight against Thanos should be fun to watch.

Iggyrox
09-28-2016, 09:12 PM
Magnificent Seven (2016) - 6/10. Man does Denzel look out of shape or what? And he was the one thing that spurred me to see this remake. Couldn't really care less about any of the characters. They could have all died for all I care.

Excalibur (1981) - 8.5/10. First time watching again after many years and liked it more than I can remember. Cool battle scenes which I thought were pretty hardcore metal to metal. Nice to see Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, and Liam Neeson in their younger years.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-28-2016, 09:45 PM
I think you're giving waaaay too much credit to the Communion movie, which Strieber himself doesn't like and the book is much better, but I haven't seen 4th kind in a while, so I'll take your word for it, but I do remember well and clear that it was an eye rolling chore to sit through Communion.

You're also giving way too much credit to Walken for the wrong reasons imo.

Besides, I think found footage/mockumentary fits the topic much better than real cinematography.

There was another movie you liked and I didn't, what was it? Fire in the Sky? Same thing for me.

Plus, the 4th kind mentions Sumerians, which automatically makes it better than Communion, for such a pivotal civilization, specially in these topics, they're very underutilized.
Let's agree to disagree then, but I can appreciate the point about Streiber not being on board.

Patriot666
09-28-2016, 09:47 PM
I love Excalibur! A fine choice!

Clown - 6/10 More good than bad. Creepy at times. Worth seeing.


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VintijDroidGutzz
09-28-2016, 09:52 PM
There was another movie you liked and I didn't, what was it? Fire in the Sky? Same thing for me.
It's funny, because as many folks dislike it as those who don't from the ones I've talked to.. seems like a polarizing movie in some ways.

Be that as it may, the abduction scenes are chilling, very well done.

kryptonianmutie
09-28-2016, 10:37 PM
The Shallows (2016) 7.6/10




I love Excalibur also.

EVILFACE
09-29-2016, 03:42 AM
http://i.imgur.com/n5hOgKM.jpg


Haven't read the book since it originally came out, but this animated adaption..... Bats bangs Batgirl??, she gets shot, naked gordon on a leash and then it pretty much just ends. :dunno was just so flat.

GasparZizou
09-29-2016, 05:13 AM
Haven't read the book since it originally came out, but this animated adaption..... Bats bangs Batgirl??, she gets shot, naked gordon on a leash and then it pretty much just ends. :dunno was just so flat.

Oh, I thought you had loved it with that shinning magnanimous score.


It's funny, because as many folks dislike it as those who don't from the ones I've talked to.. seems like a polarizing movie in some ways.

Be that as it may, the abduction scenes are chilling, very well done.

Do you just like Alien movies or do you like the whole paranormal/supernatural thing?

EVILFACE
09-29-2016, 05:19 AM
Yea was going for a 5 but I liked the animation, so it got a point for that.

Gates70
09-29-2016, 05:34 AM
Warcraft - 7.5/10 Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Mad Old Lu
09-29-2016, 09:23 AM
Man of Steel: 7/10
2nd viewing. It’s so close to being a good movie. It’s just that every once in a while, there’s a wtf moment that you just can’t understand why the filmmakers decided to go one way and not the other. So many odd and poor decisions. Obviously the worst is the tornado. Fighting in Smallville main street and all over Metropolis. Spending so much time fighting the big terraformer. Killing Zod in that specific circumstance (if he had the strength to snap Zod’s neck, he had the strength to move his head away from the people!). And watching MOS now after BvS, the Wayne building should have been evacuated way long before Supes and Zod ever show up because the Kryptonians had set up shop for a while at that point. In fact, the floors they’re fighting on are empty, implying that the building had indeed been evacuated. But then why in BvS is that other floor still full of people?

Anyway, the fighting climax which I had thought was interminable the first time I watched it in the theater didn’t seem as interminable this time. Overall I enjoyed the movie. I thought Cavill and Amy Adams were good. And the music was truly great.

Centurion
09-29-2016, 09:39 AM
Man of Steel: 7/10
2nd viewing. It’s so close to being a good movie. It’s just that every once in a while, there’s a wtf moment that you just can’t understand why the filmmakers decided to go one way and not the other. So many odd and poor decisions. Obviously the worst is the tornado. Fighting in Smallville main street and all over Metropolis. Spending so much time fighting the big terraformer. Killing Zod in that specific circumstance (if he had the strength to snap Zod’s neck, he had the strength to move his head away from the people!). And watching MOS now after BvS, the Wayne building should have been evacuated way long before Supes and Zod ever show up because the Kryptonians had set up shop for a while at that point. In fact, the floors they’re fighting on are empty, implying that the building had indeed been evacuated. But then why in BvS is that other floor still full of people?

Anyway, the fighting climax which I had thought was interminable the first time I watched it in the theater didn’t seem as interminable this time. Overall I enjoyed the movie. I thought Cavill and Amy Adams were good. And the music was truly great.

There's always going to be little details like this that will get overlooked or even deliberately left in so that you can still have some material to make a movie. :)

Anyway, yes, I thought the acting from both were very good. They played their roles convincingly.

Regarding the score... it's got such a great vibe and tone. It fits the superhero very well. I love it.

YoNoSe
09-29-2016, 09:44 AM
It's clear in BvS that Wayne Employees may not evacuate until Bruce confirms the catastrophe in person and gives the order.

Gates70
09-29-2016, 11:08 AM
Man of Steel: 7/10
2nd viewing. It’s so close to being a good movie. It’s just that every once in a while, there’s a wtf moment that you just can’t understand why the filmmakers decided to go one way and not the other. So many odd and poor decisions. Obviously the worst is the tornado. Fighting in Smallville main street and all over Metropolis. Spending so much time fighting the big terraformer. Killing Zod in that specific circumstance (if he had the strength to snap Zod’s neck, he had the strength to move his head away from the people!). And watching MOS now after BvS, the Wayne building should have been evacuated way long before Supes and Zod ever show up because the Kryptonians had set up shop for a while at that point. In fact, the floors they’re fighting on are empty, implying that the building had indeed been evacuated. But then why in BvS is that other floor still full of people?

Anyway, the fighting climax which I had thought was interminable the first time I watched it in the theater didn’t seem as interminable this time. Overall I enjoyed the movie. I thought Cavill and Amy Adams were good. And the music was truly great.

My biggest problem with the movie when I first saw it was all the destruction. Now having seen BvS, it now makes sense to me and I really really like both movies (extended in the case of BvS)

Mad Old Lu
09-29-2016, 11:28 AM
It's clear in BvS that Wayne Employees may not evacuate until Bruce confirms the catastrophe in person and gives the order.

Is that right? I don't remember but it doesn't make sense either because it seems like all the other floors were evacuated--Supes and Zod were fighting on an empty floor. And the whole building was Wayne Enterprises so it's not like it was another company who let their employees leave before everyone else. Besides, the whole city should have hot footed out of all those buildings as soon as the terraformer started up in the middle of the city. If the president of my company says, "you can't leave til I get there to see if the danger warrants everyone leaving early", I say, "screw you! There's a freaking alien invasion going on! I'm going home!"


My biggest problem with the movie when I first saw it was all the destruction. Now having seen BvS, it now makes sense to me and I really really like both movies (extended in the case of BvS)

Watching it again it does feel like the destruction that Supes and Zod cause is all gratuitous. It really does come across like Snyder just thought having Supes and Zod skim across the building surfaces and getting punched through building after building LOOKED cool, so let's do as much of that as possible. It got repetitive and felt unnecessary.

That said, I did enjoy it and like I mentioned before, it didn't feel as endless as it did the first time I watched it. I really did enjoy BvS and felt it had overall less problems than MOS, and that made me want to watch and re-examine MOS again. I enjoyed both and I may end up picking up the pair on blu ray.

Centurion
09-29-2016, 11:30 AM
Right. After they broke through the first two structures we pretty much got the point. But it was still fun to watch nevertheless.
Now I want to listen to the MOS soundtrack. :)

Gates70
09-29-2016, 11:30 AM
Is that right? I don't remember but it doesn't make sense either because it seems like all the other floors were evacuated--Supes and Zod were fighting on an empty floor. And the whole building was Wayne Enterprises so it's not like it was another company who let their employees leave before everyone else. Besides, the whole city should have hot footed out of all those buildings as soon as the terraformer started up in the middle of the city. If the president of my company says, "you can't leave til I get there to see if the danger warrants everyone leaving early", I say, "screw you! There's a freaking alien invasion going on! I'm going home!"



Watching it again it does feel like the destruction that Supes and Zod cause is all gratuitous. It really does come across like Snyder just thought having Supes and Zod skim across the building surfaces and getting punched through building after building LOOKED cool, so let's do as much of that as possible. It got repetitive and felt unnecessary.

That said, I did enjoy it and like I mentioned before, it didn't feel as endless as it did the first time I watched it. I really did enjoy BvS and felt it had overall less problems than MOS, and that made me want to watch and re-examine MOS again. I enjoyed both and I may end up picking up the pair on blu ray.

Future proof yourself and pickup the UHD's. The picture quality and ATMOS tracks on both movies are exceptional.

Centurion
09-29-2016, 11:38 AM
Future proof yourself and pickup the UHD's. The picture quality and ATMOS tracks on both movies are exceptional.I hoping that when I'm ready to make the jump to UHD that ATMOS and DTS:X preamps/receivers are cheaper. The 4K HDTVs are already significantly less.

Gates70
09-29-2016, 11:45 AM
I hoping that when I'm ready to make the jump to UHD that ATMOS and DTS:X preamps/receivers are cheaper. The 4K HDTVs are already significantly less.

They are already cheaper than they were last year. Some aren't that expensive anymore.

Khev
09-29-2016, 11:55 AM
Since sets are already coming out (though for an exorbitant price) that are 3D with HDR I'll just wait for those to get affordable before upgrading. I really want to be able to watch TFA and CA:CW in 3D HDR the way they were shown in theaters.

Gates70
09-29-2016, 11:58 AM
Since sets are already coming out (though for an exorbitant price) that are 3D with HDR I'll just wait for those to get affordable before upgrading. I really want to be able to watch TFA and CA:CW in 3D HDR the way they were shown in theaters.

Not sure you'll ever get 3D HDR. HDR right now is just implemented with 4K UHD and 3D isn't a standard of UHD.

Khev
09-29-2016, 12:09 PM
Not sure you'll ever get 3D HDR.

Maybe not. And even if such a set was produced I'd still have to wait for Disney to actually release TFA and CW on a 3D HDR disc anyway. But I do at least want both options, even if the 3D is 1080p and HDR is only 2D. Then I could still watch 3D TFA blu-ray and 4K UHD The Shallows on the same set. So I'll be wait until those $20,000 TV's become affordable, which will probably only be a year or two.

Gates70
09-29-2016, 12:11 PM
Maybe not. And even if such a set was produced I'd still have to wait for Disney to actually release TFA and CW on a 3D HDR disc anyway. But I do at least want both options, even if the 3D is 1080p and HDR is only 2D. Then I could still watch 3D TFA blu-ray and 4K UHD The Shallows on the same set. So I'll be wait until those $20,000 TV's become affordable, which will probably only be a year or two.

Thankfully my JVC RS400 projector does both and I love it.

Trash Panda
09-29-2016, 12:52 PM
Pride Prejudice and Zombies - 5/10

a-dev
09-29-2016, 04:31 PM
Star Trek Beyond Salvage - 5/10

Tempted to go lower with that score. Three films into the reboot I think I can safely say that this....this isn't Star Trek. It just isn't.

Trash Panda
09-29-2016, 05:24 PM
Krampus - 8.5/10

EVILFACE
09-29-2016, 05:33 PM
Star Trek Beyond Salvage - 5/10

Tempted to go lower with that score. Three films into the reboot I think I can safely say that this....this isn't Star Trek. It just isn't.

I've been watching the OS on 'Flix and it's been some great stuff. Just finished The Doomsday Device. Great episode. Kirk demanding control of his ship. Spock and his logic. Bones being Bones. Nu-Kirk and Nu-Spock pale in comparison.

ZaCHw117
09-29-2016, 06:09 PM
I really liked the first two new Star Treks, but I'm by no means an OG trek fan, in-fact besides the occasional episode I've caught, I think they're really the only thing with Trek I've sat down and watched.

So is Beyond a bad movie or a bad Trek movie?

a-dev
09-29-2016, 06:26 PM
Hard for me to say. I go into these things wanting a Star Trek film and they seem designed to piss me off at every opportunity :lol All flash and quips, very little substance. I didn't care about anything that was going on, and that was if I could see what was going on because this film favours the 'flurry of quick shots and close-ups' method of shooting action.

ZaCHw117
09-29-2016, 06:31 PM
that makes sense, especially if you're a fan.

I'll have to get my answer somewhere else. :lol

did JJ have any input at all for Beyond?

kryptonianmutie
09-29-2016, 07:14 PM
I really liked the first two new Star Treks, but I'm by no means an OG trek fan, in-fact besides the occasional episode I've caught, I think they're really the only thing with Trek I've sat down and watched.

So is Beyond a bad movie or a bad Trek movie?

It depends on the person. I like the original series and love TNG. I've seen every Star Trek movie except Nemesis and I like this version of the crew but I don't think the sequels have lived up to the 2009 reboot. Beyond isn't a bad movie at all and you'll have fun with it if you're not looking for the next Wrath of Khan.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-29-2016, 08:11 PM
TMNT: Out of the Shadows- 0/10 - I couldn't watch more than an hour...

xipotec
09-29-2016, 08:14 PM
The Returned
4/10
Plexworthy: No


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highlander1
09-29-2016, 08:37 PM
THE INFILTRAITOR. BRYAN CRANSTON go's undercover in this one ,very fast n cool give a strong 8.

Supeman 1 n 2 never get old to me always a fast fun flight with Chris no score needed.

a-dev
09-29-2016, 09:29 PM
Quigley Down Under (1990) - 7/10

Haven't seen this one probably since I was a child. Tom Selleck/ Alan Rickman western. Good enough film. Starts off seeming like it might be heavy on comedy but it's surprisingly grim at points later in the film. That name I'm suddenly seeing everywhere now - Ben Mendelsohn - is also in it.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-29-2016, 09:44 PM
Do you just like Alien movies or do you like the whole paranormal/supernatural thing?
I'm more interested in the UFO phenomenon generally, but if something is worth checking out / reading up on, I'll delve into the murky territory of the supernatural on occasion. That said, I do find some of that subject matter a little unsettling at times - certainly not via schlocky jump scares & visuals or what have you, but more the connection to actual first hand accounts etc.

UFO stories are another thing entirely.

GasparZizou
09-29-2016, 10:26 PM
I'm more interested in the UFO phenomenon generally, but if something is worth checking out / reading up on, I'll delve into the murky territory of the supernatural on occasion. That said, I do find some of that subject matter a little unsettling at times - certainly not via schlocky jump scares & visuals or what have you, but more the connection to actual first hand accounts etc.

UFO stories are another thing entirely.
Cool to have another tinfoil hat in here :duff: crows is also into it a little bit.

I like all that stuff, I believe some of it must be true, but the reality is that most of the "investigation" is baloney.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-30-2016, 12:50 AM
Cool to have another tinfoil hat in here :duff: crows is also into it a little bit.

I like all that stuff, I believe some of it must be true, but the reality is that most of the "investigation" is baloney.
Yeah, cool man. :duff

As far as all the bogus anecdotal nonsense out there goes, it really is a shame that anything remotely credible gets drowned out by that stuff. I've yet to see anything myself, but a few close friends of mine swear unequivocally that they've seen some very strange things.

As I'm sure you have too, I've watched a ton of docos, & most of them are garbage. Every now then though, something pops up & gets your attention. There was a guy a few years back, that did a small series of docos that tried to restore some legitimacy to the subject & how it's treated; something "Fox" was his name. One of the most surprising things I discovered, was a video recording someone posted online of the ex Canadian defense minister giving a lengthy talk on what he's seen during his time on the job, & just how much information is being kept from public record. I think you can still look it up if it hasn't been taken down by now.

Centurion
09-30-2016, 01:03 AM
I'm going to try finding that now.
If you remember it please post.

VintijDroidGutzz
09-30-2016, 02:29 AM
I just did a quick search on youtube, & there's multiple video uploads of the man on there.

It's been ages since I last looked, good stuff.

Patriot666
09-30-2016, 05:51 AM
You guys looking for credible UFO/alien witnesses, check this s*** out. It's called The Disclosure Project.


https://youtu.be/K5Mv0_RFEB8

Mad Old Lu
09-30-2016, 07:29 AM
Thor Dark World: 6/10

2nd viewing. A little worse than I remember. The stuff on Asgard and offworld is truly terrible. I really hate all the pew pew laser stuff—to me it just doesn’t suit Asgard and those worlds to have that kind of tech. And just the dialogue and the way the story was unfolding, it just felt so bland and uninteresting. I thought even the stuff with Jane on earth was a little better. The only saving grace in the movie was the final battle in Greenwich. That was great all around. Imaginative and exciting.

Khev
09-30-2016, 08:02 AM
The Crow (1994) - 7.5/10

I *really* enjoyed revisiting this film. Saw it in the theater when it was released and then maybe two or three times on laserdisc in the 90's and just now watched it from beginning to end, unedited, since then. It's pretty much the quintessential "dark 90's" film. The trenchcoat, rainy fictional city, dual handgun wielding, the alternative rock, etc. And all before Se7en, Blade, The Matrix and John Woo becoming mainstream. It really holds up, even the obvious miniature cityscape has a great vibe to it. Definite carry-overs from the Burton Batman era with regard to production design and model work.

I hadn't really thought about how much Ledger's Joker borrowed from the Crow. The long coat, face paint, long greasy hair, even interrupting a mob meeting. And then the totally wild and coincidental parallel of both movies being a posthumous release for their respective actors.

It was a nostalgic trip to hear Stone Temple Pilots, The Cure, Violent Femmes, and Rollins Band again too. I never watched a single Crow sequel but I look forward to watching this again at least once as we enter the home stretch toward Halloween.

ZaCHw117
09-30-2016, 08:33 AM
i love the crow, solid 8 in my book. i watch it every xmas eve. :dunno :lol

Khev
09-30-2016, 08:51 AM
Why Christmas Eve and not the eve of Halloween as in the film?

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 09:19 AM
The Crow (1994) - 7.5/10

I *really* enjoyed revisiting this film. Saw it in the theater when it was released and then maybe two or three times on laserdisc in the 90's and just now watched it from beginning to end, unedited, since then. It's pretty much the quintessential "dark 90's" film. The trenchcoat, rainy fictional city, dual handgun wielding, the alternative rock, etc. And all before Se7en, Blade, The Matrix and John Woo becoming mainstream. It really holds up, even the obvious miniature cityscape has a great vibe to it. Definite carry-overs from the Burton Batman era with regard to production design and model work.

I hadn't really thought about how much Ledger's Joker borrowed from the Crow. The long coat, face paint, long greasy hair, even interrupting a mob meeting. And then the totally wild and coincidental parallel of both movies being a posthumous release for their respective actors.

It was a nostalgic trip to hear Stone Temple Pilots, The Cure, Violent Femmes, and Rollins Band again too. I never watched a single Crow sequel but I look forward to watching this again at least once as we enter the home stretch toward Halloween.

I love The Crow. It even influenced my favorite wrestler, Sting.

from this

http://i.imgur.com/Chg1EAp.jpg

to this

http://i.imgur.com/UbBiDol.jpg



Could you tell which scenes it wasn't Brandon Lee?

ZaCHw117
09-30-2016, 09:21 AM
Why Christmas Eve and not the eve of Halloween as in the film?

it was on tv as a kid one xmas eve, so i guess it just brings back nostalgia? :lol

watched it almost every year since

RIDDICK
09-30-2016, 09:22 AM
That's ****ed up, man...

:monkey3

Khev
09-30-2016, 09:43 AM
I love The Crow. It even influenced my favorite wrestler, Sting.

Yep, it influenced Sting and started the trend of vigilantes "writing" their symbols in fire that was copied by Affleck Daredevil, Jane Punisher, and even TDKR.


Could you tell which scenes it wasn't Brandon Lee?

It appeared to be him in every scene. The only one that I knew wasn't him was where they CG'd Brandon's face onto a double for the very first scene where he approached the open window in make-up and looks out over the city. But even that I only knew because of watching a behind the scenes featurette of how they did it back in the day. If I remember correctly they had almost wrapped shooting (that feels wrong to type, no pun intended) when he died.


it was on tv as a kid one xmas eve, so i guess it just brings back nostalgia? :lol

watched it almost every year since

I suppose that makes sense. I see LOTR as "Christmas movies" because of when they came out. And I see Gremlins and Lethal Weapon as summer movies despite the period they are set in.

Khev
09-30-2016, 09:55 AM
Just read up on Brandon Lee's death again, apparently all of his scenes as "The Crow" were completed (except for his first walk to the window) and they were in the process of filming only the flashback scenes of his murder when he died and were just three days from being finished. So for those scenes they had a double play him and then they edited it in a pretty chaotic way (which luckily fit the moment) so that you couldn't really tell who it was. I did notice while watching the movie that you never really see Brandon's face as Draven enters the apartment and gets beat up by the thugs. His hair is always hanging down and almost every angle has his back to the camera.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 10:01 AM
It appeared to be him in every scene. The only one that I knew wasn't him was where they CG'd Brandon's face onto a double for the very first scene where he approached the open window in make-up and looks out over the city. But even that I only knew because of watching a behind the scenes featurette of how they did it back in the day. If I remember correctly they had almost wrapped shooting (that feels wrong to type, no pun intended) when he died.

Actually, it wasn't him in more than a few of scenes, but that shows they did a good job hiding it. For example, when he enters the apartment for the first time and he's wet and trembling, that was him from a different scene but they digitally put him in the apartment. From that point on, the entire sequence in the apartment is not him. Even the flashback scene where he gets beat up and stabbed instead of getting shot like the original sequence, it was a different guy. When he's putting the make up and the outfit and walks to the window, that was Brandon's stunt double again but they put Brandon's face with cgi when he's looking out the window. The scene where Eric is playing the guitar and when the girl goes to his apartment and he hugs her, not him either. Also, when Eric kills T Bird and he's putting the tape and says goodbye and walks away, not him either. They use a few clips of Brandon's face in that sequence when T Bird is looking at him but if you look closely, the background doesn't match the scene. There might be a few other scenes, but I can't remember right now.

ZaCHw117
09-30-2016, 10:07 AM
That's ****ed up, man...

:monkey3
it's a ****ed up world. :lol



I suppose that makes sense. I see LOTR as "Christmas movies" because of when they came out. And I see Gremlins and Lethal Weapon as summer movies despite the period they are set in.

yup same here, those def aren't xmas movies, but that's around the time i binge the trill.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 10:13 AM
Just read up on Brandon Lee's death again, apparently all of his scenes as "The Crow" were completed (except for his first walk to the window) and they were in the process of filming only the flashback scenes of his murder when he died and were just three days from being finished. So for those scenes they had a double play him and then they edited it in a pretty chaotic way (which luckily fit the moment) so that you couldn't really tell who it was. I did notice while watching the movie that you never really see Brandon's face as Draven enters the apartment and gets beat up by the thugs. His hair is always hanging down and almost every angle has his back to the camera.

I don't know if the bluray or the dvds talk about it, but are you familiar with the Skull Cowboy character? You can watch some of those scenes on youtube, but anyway, apparently the original film had this dead cowboy character and he talks to Eric and tells him to just focus on killing the gang, and no one else. I'd like to see all the deleted footage.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mkxnApKuZA

It seems he becomes mortal again when he disobeys the Cowboy, and not because the bad guys shot the bird.

Khev
09-30-2016, 10:21 AM
Actually, it wasn't him in more than a few of scenes, but that shows they did a good job hiding it. For example, when he enters the apartment for the first time and he's wet and trembling, that was him from a different scene but they digitally put him in the apartment. From that point on, the entire sequence in the apartment is not him. Even the flashback scene where he gets beat up and stabbed instead of getting shot like the original sequence, it was a different guy. When he's putting the make up and the outfit and walks to the window, that was Brandon's stunt double again but they put Brandon's face with cgi when he's looking out the window. The scene where Eric is playing the guitar and when the girl goes to his apartment and he hugs her, not him either. Also, when Eric kills T Bird and he's putting the tape and says goodbye and walks away, not him either. They use a few clips of Brandon's face in that sequence when T Bird is looking at him but if you look closely, the background doesn't match the scene. There might be a few other scenes, but I can't remember right now.

I see. So it sounds like a few more scenes with him as The Crow had to be shot after his death, though mostly of the traditional "pickup" variety that often feature doubles anyway. That's really sad that it wasn't him hugging the girl in the apartment. It just means that we were probably watching genuine pain on the actress' face since her friend really *was* dead in that moment. :(

The darkness and patchwork compositing of the entire production really lent itself to sneaking in indistinguishable doubles of him without being noticed. I see that the gal who played his wife walked away from the production and refused to film any more scenes after watching him get blown away just a few feet from her.

It's funny that T-Bird was the bad guy from The Warriors and Dreamscape. I had totally forgotten that. Just a few months back I was wondering on this very site what ever became of him.

Khev
09-30-2016, 10:27 AM
I don't know if the bluray or the dvds talk about it, but are you familiar with the Skull Cowboy character? You can watch some of those scenes on youtube, but anyway, apparently the original film had this dead cowboy character and he talks to Eric and tells him to just focus on killing the gang, and no one else. I'd like to see all the deleted footage.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mkxnApKuZA

It seems he becomes mortal again when he disobeys the Cowboy, and not because the bad guys shot the bird.

Interesting. Hadn't seen that before. Not sure if it was on the laserdisc or not. Feels kind of "Ghost Rider-ish" and I'm glad it was left out. I wonder if the cowboy was upset that he used his power to detox the girl's mom then?

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 10:32 AM
Interesting. Hadn't seen that before. Not sure if it was on the laserdisc or not. Feels kind of "Ghost Rider-ish" and I'm glad it was left out. I wonder if the cowboy was upset that he used his power to detox the girl's mom then?

I kind of like the idea of this character taking Eric's powers away right before he walks into the church to save the girl. It's very heroic, and it kind of changes the situation a little bit, because he knows he's going in on his own sort of speak because he's doing the right thing.

That's a good question. Probably, and he also saved the girl from a car hitting her and he was interacting with her, and perhaps he wasn't supposed to be doing that, which might explain why he didn't want her to see him at first. I don't know if you noticed, but after the detox scene, Eric shows up wearing a bunch of tape on his torso and hands. I believe they cut a fight scene he had with Funboy after he did the detox. Because he used his powers to help the girl, his body was weak and vulnerable to Funboy's attack, and that's why he wears the black tape.




I see. So it sounds like a few more scenes with him as The Crow had to be shot after his death, though mostly of the traditional "pickup" variety that often feature doubles anyway. That's really sad that it wasn't him hugging the girl in the apartment. It just means that we were probably watching genuine pain on the actress' face since her friend really *was* dead in that moment. :(

The darkness and patchwork compositing of the entire production really lent itself to sneaking in indistinguishable doubles of him without being noticed.

Yeah, Funboy was the one who shot Brandon when he walks into the apartment, so imagine how he must have felt. In fact, the gun Funboy uses to shoot Eeric's hand when Eric shows up in his apartment is the very gun that killed him later on when they filmed Brandon's last scene. So they changed his death scene a little bit by having the knife guy throwing the knife at Eric when he walks in the apartment.


And it's funny that T-Bird was the bad guy from The Warriors and Dreamscape. I had totally forgotten that. Just a few months back I was wondering on this very site what ever became of him.

Yeah, he was the little bad guy from Commando too. He's in a bunch of films and tv shows. He was even in John Wick. He was the clean up guy that Wick calls to clean his house.

YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 10:51 AM
Originally Eric could be injured whenever he went "off-mission." When the editet out the Skull Cowoy and his exposition they had to do away with that thread. They changed it to the crow being injured as the cause of his mortality. This led to continuity issues -they had to edit the sequence of Eric being slashed up by Funboy after he expels the heroine from Darla. That'as why his hands and torso are taped up and his shirt shredded.

Khev
09-30-2016, 11:00 AM
Yeah, he was the little bad guy from Commando too. He's in a bunch of films and tv shows. He was even in John Wick. He was the clean up guy that Wick calls to clean his house.

You're right, totally forgot about the "I'll kill you last" guy.


Originally Eric could be injured whenever he went "off-mission." When the editet out the Skull Cowoy and his exposition they had to do away with that thread. They changed it to the crow being injured as the cause of his mortality. This led to continuity issues -they had to edit the sequence of Eric being slashed up by Funboy after he expels the heroine from Darla. That'as why his hands and torso are taped up and his shirt shredded.

That makes sense. Also when Ernie Hudson and the girl are both talking about seeing Draven Ernie says something about her friend and she replies. "He can't be my friend anymore." "Why not?" "Because I'm alive." That exchange seemed to hint at some "rules" regarding his interaction with the living that weren't further addressed on screen.

Khev
09-30-2016, 11:25 AM
I actually like the idea of him becoming vulnerable when he goes "off mission" as opposed to simply damaging the bird. Because if anyone who suffers a heinous death really can come back and be invincible then theoretically they can topple entire governments as long as they keep their bird hidden away somewhere. I much prefer a supernatural check and balance system that says "you're permitted to return to exact your revenge but if you do anything else you can be put down like any other man. Use your time wisely."

So I'm going to pretend that both he and the crow became vulnerable in the church since he wasn't seeking vengeance for the death of himself and his fiance. I would also assume then that his power was restored the moment Michael Wincott confessed to being the mastermind who sent the thugs to his apartment in the first place, thus allowing him to transfer Shelley's suffering over to him all at once? Fun (if morbid) stuff to ponder.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 11:42 AM
I actually like the idea of him becoming vulnerable when he goes "off mission" as opposed to simply damaging the bird. Because if anyone who suffers a heinous death really can come back and be invincible then theoretically they can topple entire governments as long as they keep their bird hidden away somewhere. I much prefer a supernatural check and balance system that says "you're permitted to return to exact your revenge but if you do anything else you can be put down like any other man. Use your time wisely."

So I'm going to pretend that both he and the crow became vulnerable in the church since he wasn't seeking vengeance for the death of himself and his fiance. I would also assume then that his power was restored the moment Michael Wincott confessed to being the mastermind who sent the thugs to his apartment in the first place, thus allowing him to transfer Shelley's suffering over to him all at once? Fun (if morbid) stuff to ponder.

So you agree that the Skull Cowboy should stay :yess: :lol

Khev
09-30-2016, 11:50 AM
I agree that the cowboy's rules should stay. :lol

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 11:58 AM
I agree that the cowboy's rules should stay. :lol

B..but the... cowboy...he was in between Eric and the church warning him not to go in to save the girl. How else would you have the rule without the cowboy? Originally, the cowboy shows up several times, including right after Eric comes out of the grave and tells him what the deal is and what he can and can't do.

Plus he looks cool.

http://i.imgur.com/FQYNqNc.jpg

EVILFACE
09-30-2016, 12:15 PM
Yea Crow is a good flick. I still listen to the soundtrack to this day. Love Pantera's Badge.


Originally Eric could be injured whenever he went "off-mission." When the editet out the Skull Cowoy and his exposition they had to do away with that thread. They changed it to the crow being injured as the cause of his mortality. This led to continuity issues -they had to edit the sequence of Eric being slashed up by Funboy after he expels the heroine from Darla. That'as why his hands and torso are taped up and his shirt shredded.

An never knew that. Always wondered the reason for the tape.

Never read the comics, so figured the killing of the bird was accurate. That scene with the cowboy looks bad, glad it was left on the cutting floor.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 12:21 PM
That scene with the cowboy looks bad, glad it was left on the cutting floor.

:cuss

:lol

YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 12:33 PM
Yeah, Skull Cowboy was cut because they didn't have the time to do it right and everyone was unhappy with the way he ended up looking. IIRC he was played by that creepy bald Hills Have Eyes dude.

Khev
09-30-2016, 12:38 PM
B..but the... cowboy...he was in between Eric and the church warning him not to go in to save the girl.

I'm just going by the clip you posted. It looked poorly executed so that's why I'm glad it wasn't added to the film.


How else would you have the rule without the cowboy?

The rule about people coming back if their deaths were tragic enough was explained without the cowboy. As was the rule about the crow being his weakness. There are other ways to get the message across.

Question about the sequels: Is it supposed to be Eric Draven returning each time? If so, why? And if it isn't him why does every other Crow inexplicably put the same paint on their face? I'm sure either answer is going to be stupid but I'm curious nonetheless.

YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 12:41 PM
I'm just going by the clip you posted. It looked poorly executed so that's why I'm glad it wasn't added to the film.



The rule about people coming back if their deaths were tragic enough was explained without the cowboy. As was the rule about the crow being his weakness. There are other ways to get the message across.

Question about the sequels: Is it supposed to be Eric Draven returning each time? If so, why? And if it isn't him why does every other Crow inexplicably put the same paint on their face? I'm sure either answer is going to be stupid but I'm curious nonetheless.

The sequels/parts of sequels I've seen are all new characters. Though City of Angels includes a grown, re-cast Sarah.

YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 12:42 PM
Also they are terrible.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 12:47 PM
Yeah, Skull Cowboy was cut because they didn't have the time to do it right and everyone was unhappy with the way he ended up looking. IIRC he was played by that creepy bald Hills Have Eyes dude.

Yup, that's the guy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6I7BzzYDF0


I'm just going by the clip you posted. It looked poorly executed so that's why I'm glad it wasn't added to the film.



The rule about people coming back if their deaths were tragic enough was explained without the cowboy. As was the rule about the crow being his weakness. There are other ways to get the message across.

Question about the sequels: Is it supposed to be Eric Draven returning each time? If so, why? And if it isn't him why does every other Crow inexplicably put the same paint on their face? I'm sure either answer is going to be stupid but I'm curious nonetheless.


No, in the sequels it's other characters and they came up with different reasons for the makeup. They're all terrible films, so don't bother watching them. Edward Furlong from T2 plays the Crow in part 4, and it's as bad as it sounds.

Make up scene from part 2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlYo5IHqD80

In part 3, the guy is electrocuted wearing a mask and that's how he gets the lines on his face. And on the tv show (yes there was a tv show :lol) his face would turn white with the black lines naturally, like some kind of Hulk transformation.

YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 12:55 PM
I have a book somewhere with some cool info and pics. I'll post some scans if I can put my hand on it. There was also a very good article in Premire magazine that detailed the accident as well as the exhausting (and coke-heavy) nature of the shoot.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 01:05 PM
I have a book somewhere with some cool info and pics. I'll post some scans if I can put my hand on it. There was also a very good article in Premire magazine that detailed the accident as well as the exhausting (and coke-heavy) nature of the shoot.

Oh cool, I don't think I've seen that article. I saw this video and they go over the details of how it happened, but I don't know how accurate it is.

(it says bruce lee on the tittle, but that's a mistake. )


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p0TcqTOtGw

Khev
09-30-2016, 01:10 PM
Make up scene from part 2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlYo5IHqD80


Nice "jacket putting on" sound effects. :lol

"Whoa, did Maverick just buzz the tower again?"

"Nope, some dude just put on his coat."

EVILFACE
09-30-2016, 01:20 PM
Yup, that's the guy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6I7BzzYDF0


Was this recorded from brainwaves or something? I remember scrambled pr0n looking better than this back in the day.

YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 05:10 PM
I don't have my copy of the Premiere anymore. I did find the article quoted online, which speaks a bit to the filming conditions:

Here's a quote from Premiere Magazine, July 1993

Craig Fincannon of Fincannon & Associates, who did some of the casting for The Crow, says Willmington, NC, is an ideal place to make movies (paraphrased). Translation: it's a place to make movies cheap), the Hollywood equivalent of making tennis shoes in Taiwan. While many workers in Wilmington are as highly trained as their brethren in New York and L.A, North Carolina is a right-to-work state, no unions necessary. Wages are lower, rules relaxed, and there are no fringe benefits to pay. Producers can save 20 or 30 percent on labor costs. ​It's one of the big reasons why North Carolina was second in film production revenues in the United States in 1990, pumping more than $400 million into the local economy. Fifty features have been shot there since 1983, including Super Mario Bros, and the forthcoming Hucksucker Proxy. And with the current trend in Hollywood toward independent films, the whole place is beginning to smell like a boomtown. ​​But for many in Wilmington who make their living in the movie business, it's a mixed blessing. They all know the main reason producers come here is that it's cheap and workers have no recourse against demands for long hours and low wages. "You know that sometimes you're being exploited," says one Wilmington veteran. "But nobody wants to stand up and say anything about it for fear of scaring business away." Attempts at unionizing have been rebuffed. "The real problem is that people down there believe that if they start to demand higher wages and better working conditions," says Bryan Unger, an organizer for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees in New York, " they'll stop making movies there." (This same fear, [in] fact [is ]the reason most crew members on the production declined to be quoted by name for this article.)​​

YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 05:24 PM
I did find the book I mentioned, called The Crow: The Movie byJeff Conner & Robert Zuckerman.

Images of the Skull Cowboy:

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YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 05:37 PM
These pages discuss the Skull Cowboy and his removal.

295479

295480

295481

And this is an example of the replacement technique ClownPrince mentioned earlier.

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The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 07:09 PM
These pages discuss the Skull Cowboy and his removal.

295479

295480

295481

And this is an example of the replacement technique ClownPrince mentioned earlier.

295482


Thanks! Great stuff! :hi5:

I found the Funboy fight scene the book talks about.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwGpJr0PALE

YoNoSe
09-30-2016, 08:22 PM
Thanks! Great stuff! :hi5:

I found the Funboy fight scene the book talks about.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwGpJr0PALE

Cool. Hopefully, someday, a comprehensive set will be released. I know part of the problem is that Proyas never wanted to be involved in any video releases but maybe as time goes by he will eventually come around.

The Clown Prince of Crime
09-30-2016, 09:49 PM
Cool. Hopefully, someday, a comprehensive set will be released. I know part of the problem is that Proyas never wanted to be involved in any video releases but maybe as time goes by he will eventually come around.

That'd be cool. I just noticed that you can see in the video I posted, the very moment this picture was taken. Around the 9:45 and you hear a lady taking some pictures.

http://i.imgur.com/eD8YY6v.jpg

the video camera recording the black and white video is behind the guy applying the make up.

Patriot666
09-30-2016, 09:51 PM
The Amityville Horror (2005) - 7.5/10




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highlander1
09-30-2016, 10:48 PM
POLTERGEIST. Original a Absolute 10 everytime i watch it. Carol anne is too cute and forever live in hearts such a gifted little actress. The whole cast is amazing. I dont know why but the last 10 minutes of film make me always laugh hard from the crazy horror. The remake doesnt hold a candle to the original's.

Trash Panda
10-01-2016, 05:57 PM
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates - 8/10

EarlHickey98
10-01-2016, 06:09 PM
The Fugitive - 9/10

They don't make films like this anymore. Great movie.

RIDDICK
10-01-2016, 07:08 PM
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn - 8/10

marvinmyles
10-01-2016, 07:17 PM
Deepwater Horizon 7/10 some very good CGI and a pretty good depiction of what actually happened during that disaster.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-01-2016, 10:38 PM
Stand by Me- 6.5/10

Rain Man- 8/10

Drive- 9/10

GasparZizou
10-01-2016, 10:57 PM
drive- 9/10
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Captain Clown
10-01-2016, 11:00 PM
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - 6.5/10

It was fun, and very Tim Burton.
I hated the eye eating scenes. :lol

mrdbios
10-02-2016, 08:24 PM
Just watched The Martian with my wife. We both really enjoyed it.

I'd say 8/10

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 03:32 AM
Deadpool - 8/10

Gates70
10-03-2016, 06:24 AM
Salem's Lot 8/10
Eye of the Needle 8/10
Bridge of Spies 8/10
Warcraft 7/10

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 07:42 AM
Se7en - 9/10

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 07:52 AM
Mortal Kombat - 9/10


Deadpool - 8/10
You're high. :lol

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 07:59 AM
Mortal Kombat - 9/10


You're high. :lol

I think you're the one high with the MK Annihilation avatar :lol

Mad Old Lu
10-03-2016, 08:12 AM
The Jungle Book: 6/10

Eh. I guess I’m not really the demographic they were aiming for. But it just felt very dull, especially the first half. It got a little better once Bill Murray as Baloo was introduced. He was great. And Chris Walken was also great as the Orangutan. The little kid was amazing.

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 09:19 AM
I think you're the one high with the MK Annihilation avatar lol
That's a custom pic I'm workin' on right now! :nono
You wouldn't be able to see **** on the "Annihilation" one.

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/RIDDICK88/Mortal%20Kombat/y74764_zps6orz7tvs.jpg

And yeah, MKA is a terrible film that had lots of potential.
Watchin' it in HD is a lotta fun tho. Those Baraka dudes are hillariously bad!
http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111124523/5191239-mortal+kombat+annihilation++baraka+++lol.jpg

ZaCHw117
10-03-2016, 09:25 AM
I think you're the one high with the MK Annihilation avatar :lol

:lol :lol :rotfl

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 09:31 AM
He hates Suicide Squat, you know... :monkey3

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 09:35 AM
That's a custom pic I'm workin' on right now! :nono
You wouldn't be able to see **** on the "Annihilation" one.

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/RIDDICK88/Mortal%20Kombat/y74764_zps6orz7tvs.jpg

And yeah, MKA is a terrible film that had lots of potential.
Watchin' it in HD is a lotta fun tho. Those Baraka dudes are hillariously bad!
http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111124523/5191239-mortal+kombat+annihilation++baraka+++lol.jpg

What was wrong with the standard 96' logo that you felt the need for a MKA hybrid?

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 09:44 AM
It's simply not cool enough. :lol
I like the idea of a dragon Liu Kang hatchin' from MK logo.

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 09:46 AM
It's simply not cool enough. :lol

http://i.imgur.com/W5wUlb2.gif

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 09:57 AM
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-27011-I-dont-think-so-gif-Highlander-y98d.gif

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 10:01 AM
As much as I love that film, it's got some problems. Most can be ignored. I think what bugs me the most is neither Sub Zero and Scorpion were Asian, and they casted a midget for SZ. Watch the fight between him and Liu Kang, it's like he's fighting a little boy :lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEElB5UTv-4

ZaCHw117
10-03-2016, 10:05 AM
He hates Suicide Squat, you know... :monkey3

u drunk again?

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 10:13 AM
I think what bugs me the most is neither Sub Zero and Scorpion were Asian
and they casted a midget for SZ.
None of them got any backstory or face time so it's irrelevant.
Francois Petit is a bit taller than Bruce Lee.

Come on, it's a great film for what it is.
Especially considerin' that it was made in mid 90s.

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 10:20 AM
None of them got any backstory or face time so it's irrelevant.
Francois Petit is a bit taller than Bruce Lee.

Come on, it's a great film for what it is.
Especially considerin' that it was made in mid 90s.

It's a great video game film and it's very 90s and that's fine. I don't hate it, not at all. It could of been the start of a truly amazing series where they delve deep into the lore and all... but didn't. It was a great commercial of what may have been, and was Anderson's best work.

MKA should of just copied MKII's plot, but no... they jumped the shark by diving right into MKIII.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-03-2016, 10:32 AM
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-27011-I-dont-think-so-gif-Highlander-y98d.gif

Best Raiden ever. Christopher Lambert was so great in that film.

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 10:38 AM
Best Raiden ever. Christopher Lambert was so great in that film.

You mean you didn't like this?

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The Clown Prince of Crime
10-03-2016, 10:51 AM
I like that actor, but Lambert is numero uno. Also, it was weird to see Raiden hitting on a woman and sounding like some kind of cult leader.

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 10:57 AM
I like him too, but Lambert left too much of impression to be replaced. He carried such a wisdom and power as Raiden. No the first time he played a badass immortal :monkey3

Why the hell did they think it was a good idea to make him and Shao Kahn brothers? Ugh :lol

Centurion
10-03-2016, 11:27 AM
As much as I love that film, it's got some problems. Most can be ignored. I think what bugs me the most is neither Sub Zero and Scorpion were Asian, and they casted a midget for SZ. Watch the fight between him and Liu Kang, it's like he's fighting a little boy :lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEElB5UTv-4
I know! When I watched that scene I couldn't believe it. It's like the producer/director didn't even bother to look at the video game! WTF!!
But this movie was a joke anyway. The height discrepancy between the characters was the least of their problems.

http://www.wallpaperhi.com/thumbnails/detail/20120223/mortal%20kombat%20subzero%20liu%20kang%201280x800% 20wallpaper_www.wallpaperhi.com_83.jpg

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 11:33 AM
Well, Liu Kang did have his fireball at the end. There was a few other instances of game moves making it in too like Liu's bicycle kick, Sonya's leg flip and Cage's shadow kick (although it only looked like that since he was dive kicking into Scorpion's portal teleporting thing)

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 11:36 AM
He carried such a wisdom and power as Raiden.
No the first time he played a badass immortal
By the way, Clancy Brown voiced Raiden for the MK animated series.
Also, MK film's screenwriter was a supervising producer and writer for Season 1 of the Highlander series.
Pretty cool, huh? :lol



Why the hell did they think it was a good idea to make him and Shao Kahn brothers? Ugh
It didn't bother me as much as freaking Shinnok bein' their father.

ZaCHw117
10-03-2016, 11:37 AM
As much as I love that film, it's got some problems. Most can be ignored. I think what bugs me the most is neither Sub Zero and Scorpion were Asian, and they casted a midget for SZ. Watch the fight between him and Liu Kang, it's like he's fighting a little boy :lol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEElB5UTv-4

I've seen episodes of jersey shore with better fight scenes. (and acting)

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-03-2016, 11:41 AM
I've seen episodes of jersey shore with better fight scenes. (and acting)

Are you quoting Jared Leto after he saw SS or something? :monkey3 :chase :peace

edit- I saw the fight...yeah...it's not very good :lol

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 11:49 AM
When I watched that scene I couldn't believe it.
It's like the producer/director didn't even bother to look at the video game!
Actually you can say they did.
After all in the first two games ninjas were played by the Spanish guy.
And then by an awesome lookin' Chicago cop:

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/mkwikia/images/d/d3/1004423_501626593237579_875741210_n.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130713010858

Good times, good times...

ZaCHw117
10-03-2016, 11:53 AM
Are you quoting Jared Leto after he saw SS or something? :monkey3 :chase :peace


http://i.imgur.com/tmjZ4.gif



edit- I saw the fight...yeah...it's not very good :lol

http://mtv.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:file:http:shared:mtv.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/bale_batman_10-1419786103.gif

ZaCHw117
10-03-2016, 11:56 AM
Actually you can say they did.
After all in the first two games ninjas were played by the Spanish guy.
And then by an awesome lookin' Chicago cop:

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/mkwikia/images/d/d3/1004423_501626593237579_875741210_n.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130713010858

Good times, good times...

he looks like a hot toys doll

wtf is up with his weird shaved cheeks

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 12:27 PM
By the way, Clancy Brown voiced Raiden for the MK animated series.
Also, MK film's screenwriter was a supervising producer and writer for Season 1 of the Highlander series.
Pretty cool, huh? :lol



It didn't bother me as much as freaking Shinnok bein' their father.

I didn't know that! :lol Haven't watched the show since it aired and I don't know if I had even seen Highlander back then.


Actually you can say they did.
After all in the first two games ninjas were played by the Spanish guy.
And then by an awesome lookin' Chicago cop:

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/mkwikia/images/d/d3/1004423_501626593237579_875741210_n.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130713010858

Good times, good times...


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

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 12:30 PM
The toilet flush one was always the best. :lol

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 12:34 PM
:lol I'm one of the few that actually liked Mythologies...

GasparZizou
10-03-2016, 01:01 PM
Mortal Kombat - 9/10

Deadpool - 8/10

You're high. :lol

Don't fight, you're both doing great.

kryptonianmutie
10-03-2016, 01:14 PM
Several pages of discussion about The Crow and Mortal Kombat. Do we need to rename the thread Good 90's movies with terrible sequels?

RIDDICK
10-03-2016, 02:46 PM
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation - 3/10


I'm one of the few that actually liked Mythologies...
Yeah, I could never understand the general hate for it.
It was just a spin-off and a nice one at that.

Snake Plissken
10-03-2016, 03:26 PM
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation - 3/10


Yeah, I could never understand the general hate for it.
It was just a spin-off and a nice one at that.

MKA... you might be in the same neighborhood for how I'd score it. It has some good points, but very few and far between.

As for MKM, I don't know how that's put in the same **** tier that Special Forces was :lol I never played it, but it looked awful. I think that was the main reason Tobias took a hike. I think MKM set up MKI for Sub-Zero perfectly.

xipotec
10-03-2016, 05:49 PM
That'd be cool. I just noticed that you can see in the video I posted, the very moment this picture was taken. Around the 9:45 and you hear a lady taking some pictures.

http://i.imgur.com/eD8YY6v.jpg

the video camera recording the black and white video is behind the guy applying the make up.

The actors name is Michale Berryman......got a chance to have dinner with him once...super nice guy. He is also in the original "The Hills have Eyes" and had a cameo in "Weird Science" as a biker. When he apologizes in that scene...that's what he's really like.

Brandon was killed by a spent blank shell that became lodged in the practice weapon and it was not cleared by the weapons "expert on set".....shame...ended a promising career.

The entire scene in the car with T-bird was re shoots and computer graphics...

highlander1
10-03-2016, 08:52 PM
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A fun one for the kids will enjoy a bit more. A fun story enjoyed the twists give a 7.

Mad Old Lu
10-04-2016, 07:34 AM
Huntsman: Winter's Tale: 5.5/10

I remember liking the first Huntsman better. This one just felt dull. Surprisingly racy for a tweener movie.

xipotec
10-04-2016, 04:45 PM
Sleepy Hollow.....(its time for some Halloween movies)
7.5/10
Plexworthy: absolutely



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Gates70
10-05-2016, 04:58 AM
Patch Adams - 8/10
Videodrome 8.5/10
Cat's Eye - 7.5/10

Snake Plissken
10-05-2016, 05:01 AM
Videodrome is excellent.

Gates70
10-05-2016, 05:02 AM
Videodrome is excellent.

Yes it is. Haven't seen it since I was a kid.

Snake Plissken
10-05-2016, 05:07 AM
Yes it is. Haven't seen it since I was a kid.

I'm a big Cronenberg fan, but I only saw it for the first time a couple years ago. I love how it unknowlingly predicted the internet of how people would interact with each other.

Centurion
10-05-2016, 07:18 AM
Sleepy Hollow.....(its time for some Halloween movies)
7.5/10
Plexworthy: absolutely



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Yeah get those Halloween movies in there. :hi5:

Mad Old Lu
10-05-2016, 09:59 AM
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: 7/10

2nd viewing in a while. Fun and funny characters, but again as in the Nice Guys, the climax of the movie doesn’t feel all that special. Can’t decide which one of those two I like better.

Also, it was only 11 years ago in 2005, but the gay jokes feel really ignorant now. They’re not terribly offensive, and the character is portrayed very positively, but I guess the gay community has come a long way in these 10 years where jokes like that feel ignorant.

Patriot666
10-05-2016, 05:00 PM
Hotel Transylvania 3D - 5.5/10

Scores points for the monster characters and some laughs, but that's it.

a-dev
10-05-2016, 07:22 PM
Money Monster - 8/10

Hostage movie directed by Jodie Foster with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Doesn't seem to have great reviews but I enjoyed it.

marvinmyles
10-05-2016, 10:29 PM
Queen of Katwe 8/10, based on a true story with excellent acting by everyone.Directed by Mira Nair.. Salaam Bombay,Mississippi Masala has done an impossible task in that with so many children in the film there was not one child who was not a very good natural actor in this film.

RIDDICK
10-06-2016, 08:39 AM
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - 5/10

Patriot666
10-06-2016, 09:37 PM
Poltergeist - 9/10


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Centurion
10-06-2016, 10:14 PM
Poltergeist - 9/10


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:hi5:

a-dev
10-07-2016, 07:43 PM
Predators - 6.5/10

Tempted to go up to 7. Honestly, it's alright. I don't seem to find it as offensive as others do.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-07-2016, 07:57 PM
Predators - 6.5/10

Tempted to go up to 7. Honestly, it's alright. I don't seem to find it as offensive as others do.

Fascinating. It seems you possess an unusual high level of tolerance for weak leading heros. Do you also enjoy Star Wars and The Terminator? :monkey3

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a-dev
10-07-2016, 08:23 PM
Yes I do. ***t what does this mean?

VintijDroidGutzz
10-08-2016, 12:09 AM
Predators is a decent flick, albeit Brody being weak as TCP says - & miscast, might I add.

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OBLIVION -- 8 / 10

I love this movie. Story issues aside, it's a joy to watch for the visuals & tech alone, & Tom kicks *** in it.

xipotec
10-08-2016, 04:17 PM
I like Predators also
Mis cast for sure.
6/10
Plexworthy: yes.....as part of they Trilogy.

Escape from Witch Mountain.- 4/10

This movie freaked me out as a kid.....now its just an incredible mess to behold.
Plexworthy: nope!


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highlander1
10-08-2016, 07:17 PM
ALIEN. I had not watched in ages so much overlooked i only really remember the 2 classic scenes chest burst and the air lock but the film has so much more. Never remember the prometheus ship n engineer plain as day with the alien egg's lol. Make's me wanna watch prometheus as a sequel kinda anyway give a 8.

Patriot666
10-08-2016, 09:17 PM
Scream - 8/10


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rushmore223
10-08-2016, 09:46 PM
Joshua - 6/10

Total feel good family drama If your Charles Manson.

If your not a Parent yet this will make you jump headlong into parenthood Or get a vasectomy

ShadowX81
10-09-2016, 11:59 AM
Girl on a Train - C+

Great acting and a potentially interesting story aren't enough to save a movie if it has such bland execution.

xipotec
10-09-2016, 02:30 PM
Cowboys and Aliens 5/10.
Meh......typical stuff.......weird setting ...but same old same old......

PLEXWORTHY: no

GasparZizou
10-09-2016, 03:08 PM
Only God Forgives - 6/10 Over-stylization hurt this one, to the point that it was dull and eye-rolling at times. But it was interesting, in some ways it's the negative of Drive or the other way around, and it's even more interesting if you view the cop as the protagonist; A righteous cop, with a cool sword and Muay-Thai skills, trying to rid his country from the incestuous white trash and their vice, rotting it from within.

If I rate it as-is, it's a 5/10.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-09-2016, 03:13 PM
Only God Forgives - 6/10 Over-stylization hurt this one, to the point that it was dull and eye-rolling at times. But it was interesting, in some ways it's the negative of Drive or the other way around, and it's even more interesting if you view the cop as the protagonist; A righteous cop, with a cool sword and Muay-Thai skills, trying to rid his country from the incestuous white trash and their vice, rotting it from within.

If I rate it as-is, it's a 5/10.

Yeah, not as good as Drive, imo. It felt very pretentious too, but maybe that was on purpose.

GasparZizou
10-09-2016, 03:38 PM
Yeah, not as good as Drive, imo. It felt very pretentious too, but maybe that was on purpose.
I can see how it was on purpose, I viewed it as a way to represent the decadence in Bangkok, just trash and vice showered with pretty neon lights at night, but it was excessive in a way that it felt trite, like someone watched Drive and wanted to pay homage :lol

Music was cool though.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-09-2016, 03:49 PM
I can see how it was on purpose, I viewed it as a way to represent the decadence in Bangkok, just trash and vice showered with pretty neon lights at night, but it was excessive in a way that it felt trite, like someone watched Drive and wanted to pay homage :lol

Music was cool though.

The director said that the cop and the Driver were the same character, but they are both originally a character named One Eye from Valhalla Rising. Same entity in different bodies and times.

GasparZizou
10-09-2016, 04:17 PM
The director said that the cop and the Driver were the same character, but they are both originally a character named One Eye from Valhalla Rising. Same entity in different bodies and times.
Oh cool, I was onto something after all, no wonder why the cop felt like the hero of the story. So it's a 6/10 then.

I was gonna add how the Driver and Julian were pretty opposite with their only similarity being that were were autistic :lol

a-dev
10-09-2016, 07:26 PM
The Commitments - 9/10

I revisit this every few years, never loses its appeal.

ZaCHw117
10-09-2016, 08:14 PM
zootopia: 6/10

mah45
10-09-2016, 08:36 PM
Cujo - Classic

VintijDroidGutzz
10-09-2016, 08:49 PM
The Commitments - 9/10

I revisit this every few years, never loses its appeal.
I've been meaning to watch that for YEARS.. still haven't. Looks like a great movie.

Solidus
10-09-2016, 09:23 PM
Crank: High Voltage - 11/10

Strange, strange movie. And I lost it at the Godzilla fight scene :rotfl.

a-dev
10-10-2016, 06:21 AM
I've been meaning to watch that for YEARS.. still haven't. Looks like a great movie.

Give it a watch when you can. I doubt you'd rate it a 9/10, it's one of those things I'm just not going to be objective about as I have a lot of nostalgia attached to this film. Same year as T2. :lol

I'm not normally a fan of Irish stuff with Irish actors (find it weirdly distracting) but this film is an exception.

Captain Clown
10-10-2016, 06:25 AM
Pete's Dragon (2016) - 5/10

abake
10-10-2016, 09:16 AM
The Magnificent 7 (2016)
6/10

As soulless and empty as you'd expect from an Antoine Fuqua movie.
I really think he's the perfectly wrong director for this type of larger-than-life, epic movie (King Arthur comes to mind). He lacks the grandeur and vision to tell these tales, so you end up with some nice action sequences, serviceable acting from some very good actors, a straight forward story and not much else.
Which is fine, even great, for some modern-day action flick, but just not enough if you're going to tackle classic movies or epic stories.

highlander1
10-10-2016, 09:18 AM
YOGA HOSERS. -10 pure garbage.

Prince_Planet
10-10-2016, 02:22 PM
X-Men: Apocalypse

I like this one a lot. Just watched it on DVD last night.
The scene with Quicksilver is light years ahead of the scene he did
in Days Of Future Past... and that scene, the one in the kitchen was great.
The story, dialogue, and acting were very good.

Captain Clown
10-10-2016, 06:48 PM
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders - 8/10

xipotec
10-10-2016, 08:25 PM
The Commitments - 9/10

I revisit this every few years, never loses its appeal.

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ZaCHw117
10-10-2016, 09:50 PM
Purge Anarchy: 7/10

Jameson Rook
10-11-2016, 01:48 AM
Ghostbusters (2016)

Hoo boy. Here we go..

<Inhales>...

Okay...

<Exhales>..

It's alright.

3/5.

a-dev
10-11-2016, 07:55 AM
You write 0/5 differently than other people....

in seriousness though, I haven't seen it

Gates70
10-11-2016, 07:57 AM
You write 0/5 differently than other people....

in seriousness though, I haven't seen it

If you go into it taking it for it's own movie, you might enjoy it. If you go into it trying to compare to the original, you might be disappointed. I found it funnier than the original but not as good movie wise, but really enjoyed it.

GeneralZodLives
10-11-2016, 08:13 AM
Ghostbusters (2016)

Hoo boy. Here we go..

<Inhales>...

Okay...

<Exhales>..

It's alright.

3/5.

That's not as bad as I was expecting. I may give it a shot.

Jameson Rook
10-11-2016, 08:18 AM
You write 0/5 differently than other people....

in seriousness though, I haven't seen it


If you go into it taking it for it's own movie, you might enjoy it. If you go into it trying to compare to the original, you might be disappointed. I found it funnier than the original but not as good movie wise, but really enjoyed it.


That's not as bad as I was expecting. I may give it a shot.

Well, it neither made me love it or made me hate it. :lol

It's okay at best, and probably worth a watch and this is coming from a hardcore GB fan that puked at the trailers. The best thing about it is the acting by all the women and Chris Hemsworth, and I'd say 70% of the jokes worked for me. It certainly could have used a better script but at the end of the day, it's a harmless film that won't "ruin" my love with the 84 film and certainly not worth the war people on various camps have been waging. It certainly didn't try to one up or wipe off the original like say, Terminator Genisys. :lol

ZaCHw117
10-11-2016, 08:44 AM
Purge: Election Year: 7/10

Snake Plissken
10-11-2016, 09:02 AM
Ghostbusters (2016)

Hoo boy. Here we go..

<Inhales>...

Okay...

<Exhales>..

It's alright.

3/5.

I didn't know WEEjedi was a skilled hacker of accounts. :lol

Jameson Rook
10-11-2016, 09:16 AM
I didn't know WEEjedi was a skilled hacker of accounts. :lol

Wanna see my awesome Christmas haul? :monkey3

Snake Plissken
10-11-2016, 09:21 AM
Wanna see my awesome Christmas haul? :monkey3

Aw you saw that nonsense thread :lol I gave a fitting farewell.

GeneralZodLives
10-11-2016, 09:23 AM
Wanna see my awesome Christmas haul? :monkey3

That thread was ****ing ridiculous. He was such a spoiled brat.

a-dev
10-11-2016, 09:38 AM
15 Hot Toys figures or something? I'd be embarrassed to admit that.

Snake Plissken
10-11-2016, 09:42 AM
Well they got to spoil their bubble boy son.

The Clown Prince of Crime
10-11-2016, 12:04 PM
Cold in July- 7.5/10