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On 1/12/2020 at 12:04 AM, Kohloo said:

I actually really like Prometheus! It has a different feel, but it's still good. Not too sure when we'll get around to watching Covenant, but I can't wait :)

just watched Covenant and it creeped the crap out of me 😂 I thought Prometheus was better though

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watched rise of the planet of the apes again because I recently got reminded of it because of the corona virus. really enjoyed it

just watched Covenant and it creeped the crap out of me 😂 I thought Prometheus was better though

I actually really like Prometheus! It has a different feel, but it's still good. Not too sure when we'll get around to watching Covenant, but I can't wait

all of you and your Alien movies @Kohloo @Illusion of Terra. Those movies give me nightmares. Can watch any other scary movies but gah. Not aliens hahaha

 

I just realized I posted a docuseries and this is movies. 

I watched the fifth element again and contagion tonight well doing chores. Funtimes.

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Doctor Dolittle. Sure takes a freshing stab at it.

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Bleed for This and At Eternity's Gate. The latter was the better of the two. Although, when it comes to Van Gogh, Loving Vincent is a masterpiece. Recommend it! 

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2000 (Rewatch)

Ah yes, your typical 2000s era blockbuster consisting of a thin plot that's a poor excuse for mediocre martial arts sequences playing to cheesy '90s pop songs. They would usually star popular celebrities at the time that weren't really top-billing enough to have their agents be picky about casting them in a film like this, such as the likes of America's Sweetheart at the time, Drew Barrymore, Cameron "There's Something About Mary" Diaz, and Lucy Liu coming off her "Couching Tiger" success. That's all you need to know about this movie really. It's not nearly as clever as it pretends to be in all its mocking of the earlier (and smarter) "Mission: Impossible" film adaptation or as funny either.

Being a 2000s blockbuster, there are also a number of other well-known celebrities you might recognize from that one movie, such as the likes of a not-so-popular-yet Sam Rockwell, LL Cool J off his "Deep Blue Sea" lackluster shark flick, Tim Curry off his lackluster "Congo" run, Matt LeBlanc still going strong with his circle of "Friends", and Bill Murray having his '80s star-power peak coming to its much delayed death (until "Lost in Translation" three years later anyway). They aren't really vying for an Oscar here, but they put enough effort to offer a few chuckles here and there.

But you know, it's not nearly as much of a trainwreck as I would have expected. It's cheesy, it's dumb, and it makes me wish I could have been doing something more meaningful with my life, but it's just decent enough to leave me with some appreciation for its script. For example, in spite of the overly sexualized wardrobe that would never be greenlighted in the likes of feminist 2010s, it's really the men here that are portrayed as the dumb furniture manipulated by their hormones (aside from Sam Rockwell, but he's a sex machine, so he doesn't count), so I feel that the more risqué aspect is somewhat justified as a playful take on female sexuality. I also like that not all the men here are portrayed as inherently nasty like some of the works I could think of in the 2010s, and you do have a nice healthy balance of relationships between both genders.

But when it comes down to it, it's still a dumb American blockbuster overshadowed by much more brilliant counterparts (Mission: Impossible for one thing), and it's no coincidence that a certain animated series inspired by "Charlie's Angels" that once aired on Disney Channel in my country (Totally Spies) was also overshadowed by a more brilliant and polished female spy counterpart (Kim Possible). It's just one of those films that tried to cash in on the star power and hope to make enough money back. Can't spell "Summer Blockbuster" any more than that.

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Just re-watched one of my favorite found footage style horror movies, The Atticus Institute & seriously thinking of re-watching one of the scariest movies I've ever seen, Sleep Tight. Sleep Tight is a Spanish horror film from 2011 & it's about this guy who works at an upscale apartment complex & stalks this woman. The lengths this dude went to to put this woman through absolute hell had me double checking stuff in my place before I went to bed for MONTHS after watching it. To say this guy is a monster is the understatement of the decade. 

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A Whisker Away it was ok, but didn’t really like the MC.

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I love, and I watched Scoob a couple weeks ago just had to see it. Because it is Scooby Doo, and that was one of my favs as a kid it gets points. I'd give it 7/10 at best. Wasn't anywhere near the classics though it was good for what it was for sure.  At the end of the day was at tthe very least a good time.

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Been on a Richard Dreyfuss session since a lot of my favorite movies star/co-star him anyway. 

Started with Jaws, then Close Encounters of the Third Kind, What About Bob?, The Buddy System (which I embarrassingly still have on VHS). Lastly, The Goodbye Girl. Had never seen it before, thought it was funny. xD 

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If you ever want to see Alan Rickman play various characters in one shot, watch Closet Land. Phenomenal performance! This movie manages to have only one setting and two actors/characters, the other being Madeleine Stowe. They are only referred to as Interrogator and Victim.

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Hmm, I’m not much for movies. 
For anime movies it would probably be The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky

& for general not-anime movies, The Tenth Doctor’s Christmas special. Damn, Doctor Who is a good show.

On 6/8/2020 at 10:00 PM, RuthisianCodex said:

Finally watched Spirited Away. I enjoyed but the lead character really annoyed the hell out of me. Even at the end she still got on my nerves lol. 

Hmm, she didn’t seem so annoying to me. What particular thing about her annoyed you?

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4 hours ago, OtakuKid said:

Hmm, I’m not much for movies. 
For anime movies it would probably be The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky

& for general not-anime movies, The Tenth Doctor’s Christmas special. Damn, Doctor Who is a good show.

Hmm, she didn’t seem so annoying to me. What particular thing about her annoyed you?

She seemed rather whiny to me. I mean even at the end when she chose correctly, I still couldn't really cheer her on. 

On 8/2/2020 at 11:15 PM, efaardvark said:

Goblin Slayer - Goblin's Crown

I just watched this myself. What did you think about it? I really enjoyed it. 

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On 8/2/2020 at 9:15 PM, efaardvark said:

Goblin Slayer - Goblin's Crown

I just watched this myself. What did you think about it? I really enjoyed it. 

It wasn't bad but it seemed like it could have been much, much shorter.  Like 25 minutes shorter at least.  That much of it was scenes cut-and-pasted from the series.  I don't want to say the word "filler", but I will think it.  :)  Even then it was still an hour long beyond that.

That said, if taken as an "extra" episode of the original series it was fine.  It continued the original pace and style and did have quite a bit of new material, including a few good lines:

Slayer: "I'm going to kill the goblins."

"How many?"

Slayer: "Yes."

( I don't think that's a spoiler. :D )

I did think that for an adventurer the princess was a bit of a crybaby though.  I mean, even Goblin Slayer noticed.

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Goblin Slayer - Goblin's Crown

I just watched this myself. What did you think about it? I really enjoyed it. 

It wasn't bad but it seemed like it could have been much, much shorter.  Like 25 minutes shorter at least.  That much of it was scenes cut-and-pasted from the series.  I don't want to say the word "filler", but I will think it. 

 

The fact that the 1st third was essentially a recap episode certainly didn’t help things. Though the prologue to the series notorious opening episode did give a bit more motivation as to why Priestess chose to be an adventurer. But yeah, new girl wasn’t really engaging. The remainder in my opinion wasn’t actually as good as a typical episode from the series. There was a minimal bit of world building though

 

how the God of Wisdom was not considered to be a benevolent force in the mythos

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The New Mutants 

as someone who was really into the X-Men titles back in the 80s & 90s I had serious misgivings about this one. But they actually did a better than expected job of incorporating elements of the original characters into the new storyline. Illyana is like a whole different character though they do manage to reference Limbo & Lockheed and she retains her teleportation portals & Soul Sword. Roberto also seemed different personality wise (and completely different in appearance) but Rahne, Sam & Dani were all recognizable. A lot of the details were sketchy, but enjoyed it overall & would actually be interested in a sequel.

 

pretty sure the name of the enemy organization “The Essex Group” is a reference to Nathaniel Essex, the alter ego of X-villain Mr. Sinister

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