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Bo Shrek
04-17-2020, 07:38 AM
Raiders of the Lost Ark 10/10
Temple of Doom 10/10
(The actor who plated Short Round should have had a Oscar Nomination for Supporting male). He did so much in that movie. Still love it today!!!

posterguy
04-20-2020, 11:20 AM
Concrete Jungle 1/6 , lousy plot/editing/fights

Something about Lieh losing his police badge and being accused of murder , its so poorly told to the viewer

A shame cuz Michael Chan and Lieh in the same movie sounded cool

posterguy
04-20-2020, 11:24 AM
BloodFist (something like that) , its Bloodsport wannabe.......only seen few mins , seems pretty mediocre :peace

Khev
04-21-2020, 09:02 PM
Knives Out (2019) - 8.5/10

Totally solid and entertaining from beginning to end.

punisher1974
04-22-2020, 06:18 AM
Knives Out (2019) - 8.5/10

Totally solid and entertaining from beginning to end.

Glad you liked it. I thought the cast was great and the writing was good. Film looked beautiful in 4k too.

Khev
04-22-2020, 07:26 AM
Yeah the dialogue was great and the cinematography was beautiful, especially in 4K. I'm tempted to buy it on disc but don't know how rewatchable it would be since mysteries are usually one and done viewings.

Bo Shrek
04-22-2020, 08:33 AM
Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter 8/10

ajp4mgs
04-22-2020, 08:45 AM
Yeah the dialogue was great and the cinematography was beautiful, especially in 4K. I'm tempted to buy it on disc but don't know how rewatchable it would be since mysteries are usually one and done viewings.

I've watched it more times than I care to admit, so I'm definitely an outlier, but I still think that multiple viewings are the best way to appreciate the details for anyone who enjoyed the film the first time. The clues scattered, some quick dialogue quips (a few Michael Shannon ad libs were hilarious!), and the more subtle details are easier to appreciate the second time around (and beyond). Just something to think about.

Khev
04-22-2020, 08:59 AM
I've watched it more times than I care to admit, so I'm definitely an outlier, but I still think that multiple viewings are the best way to appreciate the details for anyone who enjoyed the film the first time. The clues scattered, some quick dialogue quips (a few Michael Shannon ad libs were hilarious!), and the more subtle details are easier to appreciate the second time around (and beyond). Just something to think about.

Good to know! :duff

The Clown Prince of Crime
05-17-2020, 10:55 PM
The Last Dance - 9/10

Bo Shrek
05-22-2020, 07:51 AM
I've watched both multiple time so they are what they are. I am not longer looking at them as what they should have been but rather what they are and on a scene to scene bases:

Jurassic World 2/10
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom 7/10 - Growing on me with multiple viewings

Ropen
05-22-2020, 12:12 PM
The Stepmom 8/10

ehhh this movie would had ended at the first 15 movies in this day and age with current women hahahaha

Steel Magnolias 7/10 kind of hate M?Lynn?s character... but still... decent movie


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a-dev
05-22-2020, 05:06 PM
I've watched both multiple time so they are what they are. I am not longer looking at them as what they should have been but rather what they are and on a scene to scene bases:

Jurassic World 2/10
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom 7/10 - Growing on me with multiple viewings

Whaaaat? I would swap those scores around. I didn't know what the hell I was watching anymore with Fallen Kingdom.

JAWS
05-22-2020, 09:19 PM
Twins - 1 / 10 - I have not seen this since the theaters. Now I know why :lol

JAWS
05-23-2020, 08:50 PM
Top Gun - 7 out of 10. Pure nostalgia score :lol Probably give it a worse grade but watching Fighter Jets fly to the song Danger Zone just puts a smile on my face.

Days of Thunder - 4 out of 10 - What Cheese!!! Oh my.. I don't remember that film being Top Gun with Race Cars. Fun enough I guess.

Both films looked good in 4k though.. Especially Top Gun.

a-dev
05-24-2020, 12:03 AM
Anyone else find that this thread takes a uniquely long time to load?

JAWS
05-24-2020, 12:46 AM
Anyone else find that this thread takes a uniquely long time to load?

Just noticed it this time..


Anyways..


Angel Heart - 8 / 10 - Ahhhhhh that's more like it. New 4k transfer was amazing... Movie still holds up.

rushmore223
05-24-2020, 08:14 AM
Just noticed it this time..


Anyways..


Angel Heart - 8 / 10 - Ahhhhhh that's more like it. New 4k transfer was amazing... Movie still holds up.4K transfer of Angel Heart?!?

How did I not know about this?!?



Is it exclusive to somewhere? I can't find a North American disc anywhere.

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JAWS
05-24-2020, 09:10 AM
4K transfer of Angel Heart?!?

How did I not know about this?!?



Is it exclusive to somewhere? I can't find a North American disc anywhere.

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I paid too much for a UK Steelcase.

I really wanted to watch it again and didn't want to wait for the US 4K (If they ever do it) so I bit the bullet and paid 50.00 for it on ebay…… WORTH IT :)

Here is a link to a review of non Steelcase https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Angel-Heart-4K-Blu-ray/249723/

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uZoAAOSwBiNeYmWe/s-l500.jpg

rushmore223
05-24-2020, 10:59 AM
I paid too much for a UK Steelcase.

I really wanted to watch it again and didn't want to wait for the US 4K (If they ever do it) so I bit the bullet and paid 50.00 for it on ebay?? WORTH IT :)

Here is a link to a review of non Steelcase https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Angel-Heart-4K-Blu-ray/249723/

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uZoAAOSwBiNeYmWe/s-l500.jpgThanks for the info!

This is one of my favorite movies of that genre, rarely do I even meet anybody who's ever seen it.

I have to say the cover art for the regular release is bizarre, with Rourke superimposed on the bottom in some weird position. Seems a very odd choice.


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marvinmyles
05-24-2020, 11:16 AM
From Masamune Shirow's Manga.2007 Appleseed:EX Machina.Cool story, excellent Anime and great sound.

JAWS
05-24-2020, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the info!

This is one of my favorite movies of that genre, rarely do I even meet anybody who's ever seen it.

Yeah I am a pretty big fan.. Its why I was willing to shell out 50.00 + shipping for it :lol

I don't watch it a lot but I have seen it at least 5 or 6 times over the years. I always give a pretty long break between viewings. Keeps it fresh for me.


I have to say the cover art for the regular release is bizarre, with Rourke superimposed on the bottom in some weird position. Seems a very odd choice.

They couldn't do better then that for Rourke :lol

I like the rest of it.

greygoose
05-27-2020, 03:45 AM
Escape Room (2019) - 7/10
Upgrade - 7.5/10

JAWS
05-27-2020, 05:35 AM
The Taking of Deborah Logan - 7.5 out of 10 - Solid Horror movie on Shudder. 2nd time I watched it. Not bad at all.

JAWS
06-12-2020, 01:58 PM
The Last of the Mohicans 8/10
Leon The Professional 8/10
Solo 6/10


The Deer Hunter 6.5/10


So I watched this last night. First time I have seen it since RCA video Disc


I don't know.. Its good. But there is a much better movie waiting in there.

First off.. I am pretty sure the characters in this pre war were the blue print for all annoying characters in Slasher films.. I mean just watch My Bloody Valentine or The Burning. Just loud and obnoxious people without much character.

Spend less time at the wedding. A bit more time with some normal behavior or at least some well written behavior.. I am pretty sure that all had to be improvised. Spend more time building the friendship between CW and RD.

Less time at the wedding means more time at home post war when everything was more interesting. RD coming to terms with the war. JS dealing with his injuries, CW decent into insanity.. I don't know... Anything but that Hour long into to nowhere.

Sounds like I am bashing it.. I am a little I guess. I just see the potential for a truly great film that I would revisit. Its good but just misses the mark.

No offense to the fans.. Just my take. Maybe you can open my eyes to something I missed.

ajp4mgs
06-12-2020, 03:04 PM
The Last of the Mohicans 8/10
Leon The Professional 8/10
Solo 6/10


The Deer Hunter 6.5/10


So I watched this last night. First time I have seen it since RCA video Disc


I don't know.. Its good. But there is a much better movie waiting in there.

First off.. I am pretty sure the characters in this pre war were the blue print for all annoying characters in Slasher films.. I mean just watch My Bloody Valentine or The Burning. Just loud and obnoxious people without much character.

Spend less time at the wedding. A bit more time with some normal behavior or at least some well written behavior.. I am pretty sure that all had to be improvised. Spend more time building the friendship between CW and RD.

Less time at the wedding means more time at home post war when everything was more interesting. RD coming to terms with the war. JS dealing with his injuries, CW decent into insanity.. I don't know... Anything but that Hour long into to nowhere.

Sounds like I am bashing it.. I am a little I guess. I just see the potential for a truly great film that I would revisit. Its good but just misses the mark.

No offense to the fans.. Just my take. Maybe you can open my eyes to something I missed.

I consider The Deer Hunter one of the greatest films I've ever seen; maybe top ten, almost definitely top twenty. I know lots of people complain about it being too long, and like you, they usually point to the wedding scene needing to be trimmed substantially. But I have the opposite takeaway. The wedding/celebration scene, and everything that goes with it, makes what happens later in the story more impactful for me.

By having the wedding and reception stuff go on for so long, and not really using cuts to trim away the atmosphere, it's like bringing the viewer in as if we were actual guests there for the whole thing. :lol For me, it established the bond between these characters much more richly than you could accomplish with several shorter scenes and different contexts. Watching how they celebrate, and handle the skirmish at the bar, and deal with the changes awaiting them hours away - all while getting a sense for their culture (both the Russian heritage aspect, as well as the Pittsburgh aspect) . . . it really brought the characters, their background, and their friendship to life for me more than most films accomplish. And that made all of what came after hit home that much more.

One of the films I'm wowed by the most, and if it were trimmed down (even the wedding and reception scenes) I don't think I'd feel that way because of losing out on some of the "naturalness" of the character personalities, bonds, and friendships. Guess it's all about individual preferences in terms of how we each would rather have character building be developed. Shame you don't enjoy it more for what it is, JAWS, but you're definitely being fair and insightful about it. I can see why you (and others) wish it had been different, even if I personally wouldn't change a thing.

9 out of 10 from me.

JAWS
06-12-2020, 07:50 PM
I consider The Deer Hunter one of the greatest films I've ever seen; maybe top ten, almost definitely top twenty. I know lots of people complain about it being too long, and like you, they usually point to the wedding scene needing to be trimmed substantially. But I have the opposite takeaway. The wedding/celebration scene, and everything that goes with it, makes what happens later in the story more impactful for me.

By having the wedding and reception stuff go on for so long, and not really using cuts to trim away the atmosphere, it's like bringing the viewer in as if we were actual guests there for the whole thing. :lol For me, it established the bond between these characters much more richly than you could accomplish with several shorter scenes and different contexts. Watching how they celebrate, and handle the skirmish at the bar, and deal with the changes awaiting them hours away - all while getting a sense for their culture (both the Russian heritage aspect, as well as the Pittsburgh aspect) . . . it really brought the characters, their background, and their friendship to life for me more than most films accomplish. And that made all of what came after hit home that much more.

One of the films I'm wowed by the most, and if it were trimmed down (even the wedding and reception scenes) I don't think I'd feel that way because of losing out on some of the "naturalness" of the character personalities, bonds, and friendships. Guess it's all about individual preferences in terms of how we each would rather have character building be developed. Shame you don't enjoy it more for what it is, JAWS, but you're definitely being fair and insightful about it. I can see why you (and others) wish it had been different, even if I personally wouldn't change a thing.

9 out of 10 from me.


I get the fly on the wall feel from the wedding scene. I think I would like it more if I could relate in anyway to any of the characters.

They really did remind me of characters in a slasher film before the killer shows up.

I had no issue with the length.. If only the length was used better. Like spend more time at the end of the film.

Like I said I didn't hate it. Which says something about the talent involved.. But man I think the film is three scenes away from brilliant.

Film did have an impact on me though from watching it the first time. I remembered things from over 30 years ago.. Not just the classic scenes either. Scenes like RD telling the taxi driver to keep going when he saw the welcome home Michael signs and the moment when Fredo slapped his girlfriend for letting the other guy touch her ass.

xipotec
06-13-2020, 06:14 PM
My rating is reverses for DH with your Last of the Mohicans.

Never got the appeal of that film. And I am a huge DDL fan.


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JAWS
06-14-2020, 08:54 AM
My rating is reverses for DH with your Last of the Mohicans.

Never got the appeal of that film. And I am a huge DDL fan.


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Ya know.. As much as I love Last of the Mohicans... I can understand someone not liking it.

I personally love the look of the film and the locations.

More then anything I love the Musical Score. It takes the film to another level for me. That is one of a few other things that this film reminds me of Conan the Barbarian :lol Excellent production design, not much dialoged, some decent action and a film score that elevates it to another level :)

JAWS
06-14-2020, 09:26 AM
I pulled a back to back triple feature last night.. Not done that in about 15 years.

Jurassic Park 9/10
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 9.5/10
Jurassic Park III 3/10


JP is still a classic. I don't love as much as I use to but the T-Rex scene alone is enough to guarantee that I will return to this film many more times in the future. Over the years I find my biggest issue is the look of the film. I cant put my finger on it. I love the T-Rex scene and how that looks but that's about it. Watched this in 4K also and the transfer was a huge step up over the old Blu ray.

The cast is good for the most part with Ian being the stand out. But here is my hot take.. I almost like TLW better

If I could combined elments of TLW with JP I would probably have a film that would easily break into my top 5 movies of all time.
I prefer the look of TLW over the first JP and think the score to TLW surpasses JPs score also. I like that Ian is the central character and love the field expert Eddie, and the big game Hunter Roland. Other then the Gymnast scene I love all the Velociraptor stuff in this one more then JP (Not counting the T-rex rescue)

My biggest issue with the film... Ian's Girlfriend Sarah and Vince Vaughn's character Nick.

Both IMO are just too stupid to live and are the real villains of the film. In fact every death in the film can be attributed to Nick and Sarah. It was Nick and Sarah who let all the Dino's out thus destroying any form of possible communication (which would lead to many deaths). It was Nick and Sarah who had to mend the baby t-Rex leg and thus got Eddie Killed because he had to rescue them from the Mama and Papa T-Rex. It was Nick who decided that the life of a Make T-Rex was more important then Roland's and sabotaged his ammo... How many died during that T-Rex Encounter when Roland could have taken out one or both of them? And then the fact had Roland just used his Ammo he would not have resorted to the tranquillizers and thus the Make T-Rex would have never been taken to SD.

"We came her to observe you came here to take... You have no Right" or something like that... Barf!!!

I guess the argument could be made that he saved lives by not allowing Dinos off the island but the thing is... At that time Ingen only had the plant eaters to take back.. Nah.. Nick you are a villain. :lol

Sarah the freaking Dino expert walking around with Baby Dino blood on her jacket after telling everyone how good the smell of the T-rex is..

Then there is all the "scientific dialogue" that Julianne Moore gives that sounds like Denise Richards talking about Nuclear science in The World is not enough. She really drive me crazy.. Sarah also angers me when she defends the Ian's child's decision to hideaway and come on a freaking Dangerous island..

Blah... I really hate those two characters.


If you could take those two out and have a better ending.. I might like this one more then JP. Because even with all my complaints I find it an easier watch then JP even though its not as good a film as JP.



JPIII - Blah... Spino looked cool. I like Alan Grant.. That's it. Movie is ****.

JAWS
06-14-2020, 08:12 PM
Jurassic World - 7/10 - Best made for TV movie ever :lol

Dumb fun. I hold no ill will towards the film. Freaking leaps and bounds better then part III

xipotec
06-15-2020, 03:54 PM
Ya know.. As much as I love Last of the Mohicans... I can understand someone not liking it.

I personally love the look of the film and the locations.

More then anything I love the Musical Score. It takes the film to another level for me. That is one of a few other things that this film reminds me of Conan the Barbarian :lol Excellent production design, not much dialoged, some decent action and a film score that elevates it to another level :)

I agree on all points, especially the location as it was filmed in my home state, and it is quite beautiful here.

It?s was the story. Perhaps if I had seen it in the 80-90?s I would I liked it more. It just felt too much like a historical version of a Schwarzenegger film.


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JAWS
06-16-2020, 05:26 AM
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 6/10 - This was only my second viewing. I would have gave this film a 1/10 the first time I saw it. But after watching JPIII recently and having really low expectations this time around I found myself pleasently entertained. I could see watching this again and having the score drop down to 4 or 5 out of 10.

I like the first hour just fine and the film looks amazing on 4k.. The 2nd hour gets dumb but I really just tried to focus on the Dinosaurs and just go with it.

Its probably the dumbest of the JP films but the first hour was enough to allow me to like it more then JPIII

JAWS
06-16-2020, 06:09 AM
I agree on all points, especially the location as it was filmed in my home state, and it is quite beautiful here.

It?s was the story. Perhaps if I had seen it in the 80-90?s I would I liked it more. It just felt too much like a historical version of a Schwarzenegger film.


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A slightly better acted Schwarzenegger film :lol

But yeah.. I can see it being dated for some. Its got some cringe lines in it for sure.

Blade3327
06-16-2020, 10:24 AM
JP is still a classic. I don't love as much as I use to but the T-Rex scene alone is enough to guarantee that I will return to this film many more times in the future. Over the years I find my biggest issue is the look of the film. I cant put my finger on it.

Is it the soundstage-y look of some of the night scenes? The "skies" and lighting feel artificial, but they give the movie a bit of retro charm IMO.

Khev
06-16-2020, 01:04 PM
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 6/10 - This was only my second viewing. I would have gave this film a 1/10 the first time I saw it. But after watching JPIII recently and having really low expectations this time around I found myself pleasently entertained. I could see watching this again and having the score drop down to 4 or 5 out of 10.

I like the first hour just fine and the film looks amazing on 4k.. The 2nd hour gets dumb but I really just tried to focus on the Dinosaurs and just go with it.

Its probably the dumbest of the JP films but the first hour was enough to allow me to like it more then JPIII

I didn't care for Fallen Kingdom the first time I saw it either but for some reason I still bought the 4K, lol. There was just something about it that was tempting me to give it another go and I'm glad I did. Yes it's by far the silliest of all JP films but I find that that fact, particularly with regard to the *second* hour (which I happen to like), give it a fun and goofy "USA Up All Night" (but with a massive budget) vibe that I find fun to watch.

Khev
06-16-2020, 01:10 PM
I pulled a back to back triple feature last night.. Not done that in about 15 years.

Jurassic Park 9/10
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 9.5/10
Jurassic Park III 3/10


JP is still a classic. I don't love as much as I use to but the T-Rex scene alone is enough to guarantee that I will return to this film many more times in the future. Over the years I find my biggest issue is the look of the film. I cant put my finger on it. I love the T-Rex scene and how that looks but that's about it. Watched this in 4K also and the transfer was a huge step up over the old Blu ray.

The cast is good for the most part with Ian being the stand out. But here is my hot take.. I almost like TLW better

If I could combined elments of TLW with JP I would probably have a film that would easily break into my top 5 movies of all time.
I prefer the look of TLW over the first JP and think the score to TLW surpasses JPs score also. I like that Ian is the central character and love the field expert Eddie, and the big game Hunter Roland. Other then the Gymnast scene I love all the Velociraptor stuff in this one more then JP (Not counting the T-rex rescue)

My biggest issue with the film... Ian's Girlfriend Sarah and Vince Vaughn's character Nick.

Both IMO are just too stupid to live and are the real villains of the film. In fact every death in the film can be attributed to Nick and Sarah. It was Nick and Sarah who let all the Dino's out thus destroying any form of possible communication (which would lead to many deaths). It was Nick and Sarah who had to mend the baby t-Rex leg and thus got Eddie Killed because he had to rescue them from the Mama and Papa T-Rex. It was Nick who decided that the life of a Make T-Rex was more important then Roland's and sabotaged his ammo... How many died during that T-Rex Encounter when Roland could have taken out one or both of them? And then the fact had Roland just used his Ammo he would not have resorted to the tranquillizers and thus the Make T-Rex would have never been taken to SD.

"We came her to observe you came here to take... You have no Right" or something like that... Barf!!!

I guess the argument could be made that he saved lives by not allowing Dinos off the island but the thing is... At that time Ingen only had the plant eaters to take back.. Nah.. Nick you are a villain. :lol

Sarah the freaking Dino expert walking around with Baby Dino blood on her jacket after telling everyone how good the smell of the T-rex is..

Then there is all the "scientific dialogue" that Julianne Moore gives that sounds like Denise Richards talking about Nuclear science in The World is not enough. She really drive me crazy.. Sarah also angers me when she defends the Ian's child's decision to hideaway and come on a freaking Dangerous island..

Blah... I really hate those two characters.


If you could take those two out and have a better ending.. I might like this one more then JP. Because even with all my complaints I find it an easier watch then JP even though its not as good a film as JP.



JPIII - Blah... Spino looked cool. I like Alan Grant.. That's it. Movie is ****.

I agree about Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn in The Lost World. But I hate them so much that I could never compartmentalize them away from the rest of the film and still give it a high score. They (and to a lesser extent the gymnastics bit) literally ruin the movie for me.

Khev
06-16-2020, 01:16 PM
Ya know.. As much as I love Last of the Mohicans... I can understand someone not liking it.

I personally love the look of the film and the locations.

More then anything I love the Musical Score. It takes the film to another level for me. That is one of a few other things that this film reminds me of Conan the Barbarian :lol Excellent production design, not much dialoged, some decent action and a film score that elevates it to another level :)

Yes, LOTM is one of several 90's films that are all about the music for me. Two other big ones being Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and Dragonheart, both with themes burned into my brain from being continuously tied to epic Oscar montages for the better part of a decade, lol.

I feel like LOTM is "good" but it never really sucks me in unless it's the part where they're fleeing the fort and the one girl commits suicide off the cliff. Then I have to tune in just for the epic music, lol.

a-dev
06-17-2020, 12:46 AM
I've always loved the part where the elder Mohican goes in and totally demolishes the main bad guy, Magua.

greygoose
06-17-2020, 02:49 AM
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 6/10 - This was only my second viewing. I would have gave this film a 1/10 the first time I saw it. But after watching JPIII recently and having really low expectations this time around I found myself pleasently entertained. I could see watching this again and having the score drop down to 4 or 5 out of 10.

I like the first hour just fine and the film looks amazing on 4k.. The 2nd hour gets dumb but I really just tried to focus on the Dinosaurs and just go with it.

Its probably the dumbest of the JP films but the first hour was enough to allow me to like it more then JPIII

The biggest problem the Jurassic World films suffer from is that the studio has always wanted to make a dinosaurs on the mainland film. For that to happen they had to execute the park failure in JW and find a way to get the dinosaur's back to the mainland in FK.

They achieved this in 1.5 films and it's like they thought 'Oh ****! We've got the dinosaurs where we want them now but we can't make that film now as we're only halfway through this film. How do we fill the next hour of film before we can make that film?'

Bayona did some good stuff in the second part of FK, mainly with the horror aspects of the Indoraptor. Although it doesn't feel like a Jurassic film (IMO).

There's some lazy homages scattered throughout the mansion scenes too. The Brachiosaurus is the only one that works in the film.

Blade3327
06-17-2020, 02:08 PM
the studio has always wanted to make a dinosaurs on the mainland film

I never understood this. Fans have been vocal about this being the weakest part of TLW since 1997. It's not like the Legendary Godzilla movies are doing well enough to indicate that's changed.

greygoose
06-17-2020, 02:17 PM
I never understood this. Fans have been vocal about this being the weakest part of TLW since 1997. It's not like the Legendary Godzilla movies are doing well enough to indicate that's changed.

I think there's potential to make a good dinosaurs on mainland movie however I don't have faith that they'll execute it with Dominion, especially with Pratt describing it as the Endgame of the franchise.

Chakor
06-18-2020, 12:48 PM
Bayona did some good stuff in the second part of FK, mainly with the horror aspects of the Indoraptor.

:exactly:


I think there's potential to make a good dinosaurs on mainland movie however I don't have faith that they'll execute it with Dominion, especially with Pratt describing it as the Endgame of the franchise.

I still enjoy EG, but that sounds awful for a Jurassic movie.

JAWS
06-18-2020, 03:48 PM
Is it the soundstage-y look of some of the night scenes? The "skies" and lighting feel artificial, but they give the movie a bit of retro charm IMO.

It might be that.. The whole film has that feel. I agree there is a but of retro charm to it but at the same time it kind of drives me crazy :lol


I didn't care for Fallen Kingdom the first time I saw it either but for some reason I still bought the 4K, lol. There was just something about it that was tempting me to give it another go and I'm glad I did. Yes it's by far the silliest of all JP films but I find that that fact, particularly with regard to the *second* hour (which I happen to like), give it a fun and goofy "USA Up All Night" (but with a massive budget) vibe that I find fun to watch.

Great to know I am not crazy.. I mean I really disliked the film the first time. I have had it on 4k since its release (I have to complete the collection) and really had no interest in re-watching it. Only reason I did is that I watched the others. Glad I did. Its silly but much better then I originally gave it credit for.


I agree about Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn in The Lost World. But I hate them so much that I could never compartmentalize them away from the rest of the film and still give it a high score. They (and to a lesser extent the gymnastics bit) literally ruin the movie for me.

I pretty much just love the rest of the film. I figure those two are a necessary evil to move the story along. The Gymnastic scene is stupid and it use to be my go to memory when I would think of this film. Thus for a while I did not hold it in high regard. But in many ways this surpasses the original for me. Even though JP is the better movie.. I think TLW might be my fav of the series.

Hamond is kinda the bad guy also. He basically tricks Ian into going to the island and he is the one that tells Vince to cause the chaos.

Wait till we find out that the little girl in FK is the ultimate villain because she is the one that let all the Dinosaurs loose on the world. :lol


The biggest problem the Jurassic World films suffer from is that the studio has always wanted to make a dinosaurs on the mainland film. For that to happen they had to execute the park failure in JW and find a way to get the dinosaur's back to the mainland in FK.

They achieved this in 1.5 films and it's like they thought 'Oh ****! We've got the dinosaurs where we want them now but we can't make that film now as we're only halfway through this film. How do we fill the next hour of film before we can make that film?'

Bayona did some good stuff in the second part of FK, mainly with the horror aspects of the Indoraptor. Although it doesn't feel like a Jurassic film (IMO).

There's some lazy homages scattered throughout the mansion scenes too. The Brachiosaurus is the only one that works in the film.


I think you can only keep doing so many movies on an island. It might be time for a change of scenery.


I never understood this. Fans have been vocal about this being the weakest part of TLW since 1997. It's not like the Legendary Godzilla movies are doing well enough to indicate that's changed.

This is true about Godzilla films not being that huge.. Of course neither film was all that great.

Like I said before.. It just might be time to get the Dinosaurs off the island. Otherwise its another Dino in the jungle movie.

Make a good film and they will come.

JAWS
06-18-2020, 03:50 PM
Bad Boys - 2/10 - Man that movie was bad. I think I use to like it once upon a time but watching it last night, what a stinker. I did not laugh once. It was every cop cliche in the book and Micheal Bay's direction without as big of a buget is really obviously bad in this one.


Carlito's Way - 8/10 - Not sure what could be done to make it better but its not a perfect film but it is a great one.

a-dev
06-18-2020, 05:46 PM
When I can't think of what would make a film better I just go ahead and give it a 10.

JAWS
06-18-2020, 10:23 PM
When I can't think of what would make a film better I just go ahead and give it a 10.

Yeah.. But I dint love it like I do my other 10/10 films.. Its missing something. I cant think of what. Its a little long and I did find myself looking at the timer on the Blu ray player.. But I could not tell you when. Maybe its just because I am not a huge fan of downer endings :)



Anyways


HEAT 9/10 - Just a tad too long also.. If the relationship between De Niro and his girlfriend was more interesting it would easily hit the 10 out of 10 mark. Those scenes really make the film come to a screeching halt.

The Clown Prince of Crime
06-18-2020, 11:13 PM
Yeah.. But I dint love it like I do my other 10/10 films.. Its missing something. I cant think of what. Its a little long and I did find myself looking at the timer on the Blu ray player.. But I could not tell you when. Maybe its just because I am not a huge fan of downer endings :)



Anyways


HEAT 9/10 - Just a tad too long also.. If the relationship between De Niro and his girlfriend was more interesting it would easily hit the 10 out of 10 mark. Those scenes really make the film come to a screeching halt.

Carlito's Way also had a similar romance subplot, IIRC. Maybe that was the problem.

Khev
06-19-2020, 08:32 AM
Man I haven't watched Carlito's Way since seeing it in the theater. I barely remember it.

a-dev
06-19-2020, 09:01 AM
Definitely worth the revisit.

The Clown Prince of Crime
06-19-2020, 10:20 PM
Man I haven't watched Carlito's Way since seeing it in the theater. I barely remember it.

Benny Blanco from the Bronx is deeply offended. :lol

choombaz
06-21-2020, 02:00 PM
Watched The Guns Of Navarone with the kids. Really solid war flick. So impressed that my kids are willing to try such old films. Plus I thank films like Endgame for building better patience and endurance for them to sit through long films.
Desperately trying to find a black and white film that they will like, my son tells me he will never watch one. 7/10.

JAWS
06-21-2020, 03:37 PM
Watched The Guns Of Navarone with the kids. Really solid war flick. So impressed that my kids are willing to try such old films. Plus I thank films like Endgame for building better patience and endurance for them to sit through long films.
Desperately trying to find a black and white film that they will like, my son tells me he will never watch one. 7/10.

How old are the kids??

I brought mine up watching the old Harryhausen and Willis O'Brian films before I introduced them to Jurassic Park. I wanted them to hold nothing against the old B&W and stop motion of the older classics. Because of that they will watch Universal monster movies, Abbot and Costello, and The Marx Brothers films.

If the movie is solid they really don't care about the B&W




Schindler's List? Does that count? Very adult.. So that depends on the kids age.

JAWS
06-21-2020, 03:41 PM
Batman 89 - 6/10 - the Score is that high for nostalgia, Keaton's Batman look and performance and Danny Elfman's score.


Boy the soundtrack sounds amazing on the 4K disk.. Picture is great also but I bet there are those that hate it because it looks like they messed with the color on it.. Has a teal look in some of the darker scenes..

Didn't bother me. I didn't mind the updated gun sound effects either. I always hated the old sound effects.

choombaz
06-21-2020, 04:12 PM
How old are the kids??

I brought mine up watching the old Harryhausen and Willis O'Brian films before I introduced them to Jurassic Park. I wanted them to hold nothing against the old B&W and stop motion of the older classics. Because of that they will watch Universal monster movies, Abbot and Costello, and The Marx Brothers films.

If the movie is solid they really don't care about the B&W




Schindler's List? Does that count? Very adult.. So that depends on the kids age.

Yep no agree completely. They are 5 and 7.

The eldest loves war so he loves Dunkirk, Patton, Hunt For Red October. He really liked Apollo 11 as well.

The little one adores Indy and that?s all he asks for but he?s enjoyed the first two Brendan Fraser Mummy movies recently.

They both love slapstick so they adore Looney Tunes, 1941 (which kind of blew my mind that they love it!), Pink Panther, Spaceballs, Men In Tights. They also recently got into Tintin and love the film.

I may be able to get the eldest to watch Sink The Bismarck so that might be his first b/w. I recently did a list of war films and man I want to watch some of them! I don?t think I?ve ever seen Tora Tora Tora or Midway. I really want him to try Dr Strangelove and like you say things like the Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein etc. just typing this I think of more things like The Monster Squad!!!


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JAWS
06-22-2020, 06:29 AM
ALIEN - 10/10 - 4K presentation was just about perfect. Man this movie is just so damn good. The set design is up there with my all time favs. Perfect cast, perfect director, perfect set designers for the ship and the ALIEN. Perfect movie.

a-dev
06-22-2020, 06:57 AM
ALIEN - 10/10 - 4K presentation was just about perfect. Man this movie is just so damn good. The set design is up there with my all time favs. Perfect cast, perfect director, perfect set designers for the ship and the ALIEN. Perfect movie.

https://i.imgur.com/szrCSEC.jpg

JAWS
06-22-2020, 09:24 PM
https://i.imgur.com/szrCSEC.jpg


:duff

JAWS
06-22-2020, 09:26 PM
28 Days Later 7/10 - First time I watched this film in theaters I was not crazy about it but I have always enjoyed ever since. Enjoyed it yet again :)

screamingmetal
06-22-2020, 09:56 PM
The Shadow (1994) 8 out of 10 - It's been a long time since I've seen this, first saw it in a theater then probably saw it last back in the late 90's, so it was almost like watching it for the first time. Still holds up as a good movie, maybe not the best adaptation of the Shadow, but I still enjoyed the hell out of it. I really liked Alec Baldwin in the main role, loved seeing Jonathan Winters again, they should've wrote more scenes for him. Peter Boyle was great, also wished he had more to do in this. John Lone was good as Kahn, and Penelope Ann Miller was okay, both left something to be desired. The special effects looked surprisingly good and loved the sets and cinematography.


The Phantom (1996) 6 out of 10 - An okay movie. I really liked Billy Zane's Phantom. Kristy Swanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cary Tagawa, and James Remar were quite good. Loved Treat Williams' over the top performance. Great casting in this. The stunt work is fantastic, and the production looked great. The story unfortunately jumps around too much and it feels like they tried to cram as much as they could into one movie. Something about the ending I didn't like, I can't place exactly what but, maybe the fight scenes, the sets, and story felt a little too staged and predictable. Needed a big stunt at the end or something.


The Rocketeer (1991) 9 out of 10 - Loved this movie since the first time I saw it in a theater. Perfect casting once again, Billy Campbell, Alan Arkin, Jennifer Connelly, and Timothy Dalton, all were great. The sets, costumes, makeup (Lothar) music, stunts, all great. Some of the effects shots could've been done better and I wish the Rocketeer had more flight scenes in this. Problems that I think come from the budget and the limit of technology at the time. This really needs a sequel more than anything else, just no female Rocketeer to take over the mantle please, I'm sick of this type of thing in modern movies, TV shows and comics. Better yet, don't pass the mantle to anyone, just recast Cliff Secord and make new movies.

The Buffinator
06-23-2020, 12:05 PM
I pulled a back to back triple feature last night.. Not done that in about 15 years.

Jurassic Park 9/10
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 9.5/10
Jurassic Park III 3/10


JP is still a classic. I don't love as much as I use to but the T-Rex scene alone is enough to guarantee that I will return to this film many more times in the future. Over the years I find my biggest issue is the look of the film. I cant put my finger on it. I love the T-Rex scene and how that looks but that's about it. Watched this in 4K also and the transfer was a huge step up over the old Blu ray.


It's still a fun movie (and the T-Rex & Raptor CGI still holds up well today), but every time I see it I marvel at how the T-Rex scene is lauded despite the fact that it contains one of the biggest continuity blunders in movie history. It starts by the T-Rex sauntering out of its pen between the two Explorers and it ends when it pushes the first Explorer over the embankment of the same pen, but suddenly the ground within that pen is about 100 feet lower in elevation. :slap I mean seriously, how the hell does that make sense? It wasn't raining that hard, so I think we can rule out massive erosion during that 4-5 minute time period. Maybe T-Rexes know how to climb trees? If so, they only like to climb UP. :lol

The Clown Prince of Crime
06-23-2020, 10:30 PM
It's still a fun movie (and the T-Rex & Raptor CGI still holds up well today), but every time I see it I marvel at how the T-Rex scene is lauded despite the fact that it contains one of the biggest continuity blunders in movie history. It starts by the T-Rex sauntering out of its pen between the two Explorers and it ends when it pushes the first Explorer over the embankment of the same pen, but suddenly the ground within that pen is about 100 feet lower in elevation. :slap I mean seriously, how the hell does that make sense? It wasn't raining that hard, so I think we can rule out massive erosion during that 4-5 minute time period. Maybe T-Rexes know how to climb trees? If so, they only like to climb UP. :lol

Yeah, that was a big blunder. Also, in retrospect, the dino designs aren't even accurate to what experts believe the dinosaurs looked like in real life. Apparently they all had feathers and looked like giant chickens. :lol You think the new films would update the design.

The Clown Prince of Crime
06-23-2020, 10:36 PM
Ready Player One - 6/10

My first time watching it. I didn't see it when it came out because the overuse of CGI, the character designs, and the fact that Spielberg was "washed up" were a big turn off. Having said that, it was somewhat entertaining, but still far from SP best films when he was in his prime.

a-dev
06-24-2020, 12:53 AM
Yeah, that was a big blunder. Also, in retrospect, the dino designs aren't even accurate to what experts believe the dinosaurs looked like in real life. Apparently they all had feathers and looked like giant chickens. :lol You think the new films would update the design.

Reminds me of a meme I once made and posted here

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Real Dinosaurs would probably disappoint us if we could time travel back to see them. I did like that Jurassic World sort of retconned that the dinosaurs they created were modified to fit our expectations.

Bravomite
06-24-2020, 01:11 AM
It's still a fun movie (and the T-Rex & Raptor CGI still holds up well today), but every time I see it I marvel at how the T-Rex scene is lauded despite the fact that it contains one of the biggest continuity blunders in movie history. It starts by the T-Rex sauntering out of its pen between the two Explorers and it ends when it pushes the first Explorer over the embankment of the same pen, but suddenly the ground within that pen is about 100 feet lower in elevation. :slap I mean seriously, how the hell does that make sense? It wasn't raining that hard, so I think we can rule out massive erosion during that 4-5 minute time period. Maybe T-Rexes know how to climb trees? If so, they only like to climb UP. :lol

Haha this was always a head scratcher to me as a kid... I have seen some people rationalise it away as the explorer being dumped down one of the huge moats separating the t-rex paddock and that of the previous dinosaur species (they have gone into huge detail mapping it all out with the camera views and behind the scenes stuff and lines of dialogue). I remember the fan-explanation 'working' (and it's my canon now haha) but clearly a continuity error in the film.

greygoose
06-24-2020, 05:17 AM
Haha this was always a head scratcher to me as a kid... I have seen some people rationalise it away as the explorer being dumped down one of the huge moats separating the t-rex paddock and that of the previous dinosaur species (they have gone into huge detail mapping it all out with the camera views and behind the scenes stuff and lines of dialogue). I remember the fan-explanation 'working' (and it's my canon now haha) but clearly a continuity error in the film.

Everyone over-analyses this scene. There's some great detailed fan explanations for it however everyone just needs to accept that it was done (despite its obvious flaws) because it made a great action scene and allowed Grant and the kids to escape the T-Rex.

The Buffinator
06-24-2020, 06:44 AM
Yeah, that was a big blunder. Also, in retrospect, the dino designs aren't even accurate to what experts believe the dinosaurs looked like in real life. Apparently they all had feathers and looked like giant chickens. :lol You think the new films would update the design.

George Lucas has probably been trying to convince his good buddy Spielberg to release JP "Special Editions" to update them. :lol

Khev
06-24-2020, 07:28 AM
Yeah, that was a big blunder. Also, in retrospect, the dino designs aren't even accurate to what experts believe the dinosaurs looked like in real life. Apparently they all had feathers and looked like giant chickens. :lol You think the new films would update the design.

Dr. Wu addresses that in Jurassic World when Masrani chides him for making the Indominous Rex. Wu says something to the effect of "hey pal most of our dinosaurs would look very different if we were striving for historical accuracy but this park has been about showing people what they want to see from the very beginning." So no need for any revisions to the original films.

JAWS
06-25-2020, 06:34 AM
It's still a fun movie (and the T-Rex & Raptor CGI still holds up well today), but every time I see it I marvel at how the T-Rex scene is lauded despite the fact that it contains one of the biggest continuity blunders in movie history. It starts by the T-Rex sauntering out of its pen between the two Explorers and it ends when it pushes the first Explorer over the embankment of the same pen, but suddenly the ground within that pen is about 100 feet lower in elevation. :slap I mean seriously, how the hell does that make sense? It wasn't raining that hard, so I think we can rule out massive erosion during that 4-5 minute time period. Maybe T-Rexes know how to climb trees? If so, they only like to climb UP. :lol

They rave because the scene is so great that most did not notice the continuity blunder with their first time viewing.

I know I didn't. Took a few for me to notice it. :lol

But that is at the very end of the scene.. Everything else is perfectly done and deserves the praise. Sill the best scene in the entire JP series.


Everyone over-analyses this scene. There's some great detailed fan explanations for it however everyone just needs to accept that it was done (despite its obvious flaws) because it made a great action scene and allowed Grant and the kids to escape the T-Rex.

Yep.

JAWS
06-25-2020, 06:36 AM
29 Weeks Later - 7/10 - Is there a plot in this one :lol I don't care because I enjoy the fast pace and its good to see Hawkeye kill infected people.

The Buffinator
06-25-2020, 07:00 AM
They rave because the scene is so great that most did not notice the continuity blunder with their first time viewing.

I know I didn't. Took a few for me to notice it. :lol

But that is at the very end of the scene.. Everything else is perfectly done and deserves the praise. Sill the best scene in the entire JP series.


I did notice it the first time, but only after the Explorer fell all the way down, Tim ended up "back in the car again" and the T-Rex was looking down from on high. I was like, wait a minute.....:lol

But yes, up to the point they went over the edge it was a fantastic scene. T-Rex chasing the Jeep was pretty awesome too.

Khev
06-25-2020, 08:41 AM
Another huge continuity blunder was in ROTS when Obi-Wan jumps down to face Grievous on Utapau. The scene begins with Kenobi and Grievous facing one another on a huge wide open floor and Obi-Wan pulls a massive chunk from the ceiling down onto Grievous' guards then has to walk around the obstruction to face Grievous again. But then seconds later when they ignite their sabers the floor is gone, massive piece of the ceiling is gone, and they're standing on a tiny catwalk?? WTF, lol.

JAWS
06-27-2020, 01:07 PM
The Guardian - 7/10 I return to this Fairy Tale Horror movie every 4 or 5 years and I always enjoy it.

Evil Dead Remake - 6/10 - Gory fun but little to no personality.

True Romance - 8/10

Darkseed
06-29-2020, 06:56 PM
Doctor Sleep: 4 /10 --- idea was cool execution was a bit lame
John Wick 3: 5 /10 --- old hat
Shaft: 2/10
Anna: 5/10 --- seen it all before

JAWS
06-30-2020, 10:05 PM
Doctor Sleep: 9 /10 --- idea was cool execution was a bit lame
John Wick 3: 7.5 /10 --- old hat



Fixed ;)

Man I loved everything but the last 30 min of Doc Sleep

John Wick 3 was more of same but man same is great.

JAWS
06-30-2020, 10:05 PM
Natrual Born Killers - 2 /10 - i use to like this movie.. Now I just hate everyone envolved with it :lol

Darkseed
07-02-2020, 06:00 PM
Fixed ;)

Man I loved everything but the last 30 min of Doc Sleep

John Wick 3 was more of same but man same is great.

Only thing from sleep I could get behind is the hat actress.....:-) Wick is fun, like most things nowadays, it lacks originality.

EXOTICLEX
07-05-2020, 09:30 PM
Jumanji 2 Next Level: 7/10

Was entertaining. I think they hit some fun parts with the sequel. Love the Rock but he was really under used in this one.

Knives Out: 7/10

Had some pretty funny parts. DC's accent, wow.

Zombieland 2 Double Tap: 7/10

Was entertaining as well. Love me some Tallahassee Woody Harrelson. Don't take this movie serious and it can be fun.

JAWS
07-06-2020, 09:07 PM
Not a movie but I have been enjoying the hell out of Ash vs the Evil Dead.