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The Final Dakar
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Oct 21, 2015, 04:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
most definitely in X-rated for violence territory. It's body horror though
I have no desire to see something like that. Quite the opposite.
     
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Oct 21, 2015, 04:37 PM
 
As much as I wanted to like it, BTiLC left me unmoved.
     
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Oct 21, 2015, 04:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I have no desire to see something like that. Quite the opposite.
That was more me being complete in listing horror movies I like. It's most definitely not to everyone's taste.

Of what I mentioned, you'd probably like Evil Dead II. The Thing is also a possibility. Its quality really transcends the genre.

I'd say the same about Prince of Darkness except for the parts which really suck. The Thing doesn't aim as high, but is really tight.
     
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Oct 21, 2015, 05:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I have no desire to see a John Carpenter movie.
lolwut?

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Oct 21, 2015, 09:46 PM
 
I'm getting some deja vu here - but Pitch Black was the only good movie of the series (and is quite good for what it is). The rest are overblown wastes of time but don't make me tell you what I really think.

Dakar, what about 28 Days Later? Ostensibly a horror/zombie movie but super good - coming from a mutual scaredy cat.
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Oct 22, 2015, 09:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
lolwut?
Please, continue.

Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
I'm getting some deja vu here - but Pitch Black was the only good movie of the series (and is quite good for what it is). The rest are overblown wastes of time but don't make me tell you what I really think.

Dakar, what about 28 Days Later? Ostensibly a horror/zombie movie but super good - coming from a mutual scaredy cat.
Despise zombie stuff.
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 12:03 PM
 
So do I. It's not quite zombie...but close. (The Walking Dead pilot actually completely rips off the opening scene.)

It's more dystopian, really. But good.
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Oct 22, 2015, 12:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I have no desire to see a John Carpenter movie.
or They Live. Or The Thing? Really?
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Oct 22, 2015, 12:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
It's more dystopian, really. But good.
I've seen bits and pieces on TV. I've heard it's good as well, but that's not enough motivation to actually watch it.

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or They Live. Or The Thing? Really?
Let me put it this way: There's enough good movies I haven't seen in genres I do like. Why would I care?
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 12:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Let me put it this way: There's enough good movies I haven't seen in genres I do like. Why would I care?
My experience is that there aren't enough good movies in any genre.
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Oct 22, 2015, 12:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
My experience is that there aren't enough good movies in any genre.
Consider yourself more of connoisseur than me, then.
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 01:56 PM
 
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Despise zombie stuff.
Why?

Again, not a challenge. I'm certainly not a fan. I consider it a pretty dull genre.
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 02:18 PM
 
I don't find them interesting. They're witless automatons. The also were completely overdone and played out about 10 years ago.
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 02:39 PM
 
As someone who is in general agreement with you, if you come across Return of the Living Dead one day, it may be worth your time.

As I mentioned earlier, it's a (very, very dark) comedy.

The characters in the movie have all seen Night of the Living Dead, and expect the zombies to behave like that. They don't.

It was written by the guy who wrote Alien and Total Recall.


Don't bother trying to remember which "of the dead" movie it is. It's easier to remember Clu Gallagher is in it.
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 04:51 PM
 
As far as movies in the horror genre go, have you seen A Cabin in the Woods? If not, just go watch it. Like tonight. Don't read about it or look into it. I hate horror movies and that was probably one of my favorite movies, especially since I went in blind.
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 04:53 PM
 
I've heard a decent amount about Cabin in the Woods.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
As far as movies in the horror genre go, have you seen A Cabin in the Woods? If not, just go watch it. Like tonight. Don't read about it or look into it. I hate horror movies and that was probably one of my favorite movies, especially since I went in blind.
For a second I thought you said it was a great movie for blind people.
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 04:59 PM
 
I love how this has become "Recommend Dakar a Horror film he probably won't watch"
     
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Oct 22, 2015, 05:19 PM
 
Okay then, Ernest Scared Stupid is a solid choice.
     
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It Follows was pretty good.
     
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Okay then, Ernest Scared Stupid is a solid choice.
"Eat a bumper, boogerlips!"

No, I've never seen an Ernest movie, but that doesn't mean I didn't see that commercial a gajillion times as a kid.
     
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Oct 23, 2015, 07:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
As far as movies in the horror genre go, have you seen A Cabin in the Woods? If not, just go watch it. Like tonight. Don't read about it or look into it. I hate horror movies and that was probably one of my favorite movies, especially since I went in blind.
I liked that as well. It has that weird "Joss Whedon's friends" feel in the casting, but I really like the setup.
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Oct 25, 2015, 12:35 PM
 
Comedy horror nomination : Tucker & Dale vs Evil.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Oct 28, 2015, 06:54 AM
 
FWIW, 28 Days Later is the only one of those I have seen. I've tried to watch several of the others, but had to tap/chicken out at various stages of horror.
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Oct 28, 2015, 08:22 AM
 
I have only seen a few of those - horror doesn't work for me, I rarely get scared of it, and without that the plot holes bother me so much - but some of those I liked. 28 Days Later & 28 Weeks Later are both worth a watch. Cabin in the Woods I mentioned. The Ring, being more straight horror, was pretty dull for me. Let the right one in is a masterpiece and a strong recommendation from me.
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Oct 28, 2015, 11:43 AM
 
I hear Barracuda is pretty scary.
     
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Oct 28, 2015, 12:02 PM
 
Why the hell is The Conjuring not on that list?

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Nov 22, 2015, 02:52 AM
 
Sorta back on the OT.

The only option for Ant Man and John Wick on iTunes was to purchase. Same with Ant Man on Amazon. Didn't bother checking Amazon for John Wick and went with a rental option...

Jurassic World.

It wasn't horrible or anything. I had pretty low expectations. The only thing I couldn't stand was all the running in the mud with high heels.

The raptors' face-heel-face turn just sorta happened.

Chris Pratt was fun.
     
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Nov 22, 2015, 02:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Sorta back on the OT.

Jurassic World.

It wasn't horrible or anything. I had pretty low expectations. The only thing I couldn't stand was all the running in the mud with high heels.

The raptors' face-heel-face turn just sorta happened.

Chris Pratt was fun.
It was a bit like Highlander 3 in that it was essentially a clone of the first one. Except even simpler, more formulaic and lacking any originality whatsoever. Even its showpiece was inspired by Seaworld shows that long predate the first JP movie. Which of course did the same trick with the goat in the T-Rex enclosure. And the first one just about manage to come in time for audiences to still be impressed by particularly good SFX.

Its a combination of everything wrong with mainstream movies. Dumbed down for idiots, sanitised for children, includes as much as possible of the elements from the original. It added nothing to the story. It didn't develop any worthwhile characters or ask ay new or interesting questions about the human condition or our interactions with each other or our planet or other species etc etc.

I sound like I'm trying to eviscerate it. I'm not. Its ok. Its something to watch for a couple of hours. But OTOH it really does epitomise most of whats wrong with Hollywood.
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Nov 22, 2015, 02:41 PM
 
How about Ash vs Evil Dead on STARZ?
     
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It didn't develop any worthwhile characters or ask ay new or interesting questions about the human condition or our interactions with each other or our planet or other species etc etc.
Thank the gods, that sh*t's starting to get old.
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Nov 22, 2015, 06:08 PM
 
Heaven forbid a movie should make us think or learn stuff.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
It was a bit like Highlander 3 in that it was essentially a clone of the first one. Except even simpler, more formulaic and lacking any originality whatsoever. Even its showpiece was inspired by Seaworld shows that long predate the first JP movie. Which of course did the same trick with the goat in the T-Rex enclosure. And the first one just about manage to come in time for audiences to still be impressed by particularly good SFX.

Its a combination of everything wrong with mainstream movies. Dumbed down for idiots, sanitised for children, includes as much as possible of the elements from the original. It added nothing to the story. It didn't develop any worthwhile characters or ask ay new or interesting questions about the human condition or our interactions with each other or our planet or other species etc etc.

I sound like I'm trying to eviscerate it. I'm not. Its ok. Its something to watch for a couple of hours. But OTOH it really does epitomise most of whats wrong with Hollywood.
I thought the set piece was from Megashark vs. Giant Octopus.


I'm trying to think of what I actually liked about the movie.

Ten minutes in I said "is it wrong of me to hope all these characters die?"

The CG was pretty low rent. Which is bad when it's the star of your movie.

"They're getting a divorce!"

The hampstor balls were perfectly clean and very floaty.

Did I mention the high heels in the mud?

Helicopter > dinosaur.

Zero character development.

Why all the stuff in the old park?


In the other corner we have...

Chris Pratt was good.


Yet I still consider the whole affair "okay". I think they found the perfect balance of "not so stupid you get angry, but stupid enough you get constant endorphin boosts from realizing you're smarter than it".
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Nov 22, 2015, 08:34 PM
 
Was going to do a Prattathon and finally see GotG.

Nope. No rentals. Gotta buy it for $20.

Seriously, **** you.
     
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Chronicles of Riddick it is...
     
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I don't get the lack of streaming rentals.

Is it supposed to be piracy? What's stopping me from making a rip of a Redbox rental?
     
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GotG is a really good movie. Hope you see it.
     
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Chronicles of Riddick, act one...

Now I understand the biology in Pitch Black. This universe is a homebrew space D&D campaign mashup of Star Wars, Dune, and 40K.

This seems like too much awesome for one movie to handle.

I have to admit, I have no idea where the **** they're going with this.
     
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Well, I enjoyed the last two-thirds, but the movie is definitely front-heavy.
     
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Heaven forbid a movie should make us think or learn stuff.
Not everything is a "teaching moment" and people who believe that are massive buzzkills.
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I don't get the lack of streaming rentals.

Is it supposed to be piracy? What's stopping me from making a rip of a Redbox rental?
Most likely they sold the exclusivity to some other site for a period of time.

GotG is pretty good.
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Not everything is a "teaching moment" and people who believe that are massive buzzkills.
Probably progressives too.

Seriously though, the hallmark of good SF is that it explores humanity in genuinely original scenarios. Almost all films are steeped in underlying themes, political or social commentary and subtext, its just the same old boring stuff in these blockbusters. And just because its new and original doesn't mean you can't ignore it if you prefer. The best SF will make the audience put themselves into the scenarios and wonder how they would react without them even realising they are doing it.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Probably progressives too.
Yeah, those guys are the shitstains of society.
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Probably progressives too.
Nope, my dad is deeply conservative and believes that crap too.
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Most likely they sold the exclusivity to some other site for a period of time.

GotG is pretty good.
I can swing with that, but one would have hoped a year out was enough time for it to be in wide release.
     
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Nov 24, 2015, 11:49 AM
 
I'm still digesting CoR.

I can't really reconcile the parts which look like a Riefenstahl and Speer collaboration with the, well... dumb shit.
     
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Nov 24, 2015, 01:54 PM
 
Here's my recommended technique for reconciling The Riddick movies:
1. Watch Pitch Black.
2. Conclude that no other movies about Riddick exist.
3. ???

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Nov 24, 2015, 02:55 PM
 
Did the OTT universe not appeal to you at all?

Who's into 40K? These guys were right out of 40K...

     
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Sorry, what is OTT?

I probably just mean that the other movies were bad.. Similar situation to the Matrix, really - the larger story worked much better the less you knew about it.
     
 
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