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Arcane

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Jun 10, 2012
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Terminator: Dark Fate

Don't think there are many bigger fans of the first two Terminator movies than me but years of dog shit sequels have really blunted my enthusiasm for the franchise so seeing trailers for the latest one really didn't do anything for me infact it looked bad even compared to trash like Terminator Genysis but I was always going to watch it and that's what I did yesterday.

Verdict? it probably is the best post T2 sequel they've had but it's still a rehash of Terminator 2 but with worse actor(s)/writer(s) and director. Linda Hamilton really is one of the standouts though and proved that the Terminator movies are more about her and not Arnold Schwarzenegger. One of the main problems I had was the introductions of some lazy ideas and storylines into the Terminator universe which felt alien to the concept of the original film and I also didn't appreciate the fact some characters were shafted for this version of Teminator. Finally some of the CGI is reall overdone to a cartoony extent...I mean it's modern day action film ofcourse there's going to be CGI but it's used in such a clumsy and silly way it takes you out of the experience.

Overall it's not as bad as it looked but it's not good enough for any serious Terminator fans to accept as a legit sequel.
 
May 21, 2013
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I saw "Venom" the other week. I was expecting a typical superhero/super villain movie by numbers, like all the ones we've seen before. And there have been some good ones, so this would have been no bad thing.

But what I got was not at all what I was expecting. Which was a pleasant surprise. In my opinion, it played more like one of those 70's era "B-movies", (except with modern special effects). It was gritty, but with tongue in cheek, based in reality, but otherworldly. Like a comic if you will. I realise some people will disagree with me here, but the overall feel of the movie has more in common with "The Warriors" or "Machete" than "Captain Marvel".

I recommend seeing "Venom" if you're tired of the same old superhero movies, because this one feels different. I would say if you liked "Fury Road" (also with Tom Hardy), you'll like "Venom".

 
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Terminator: Dark Fate

Don't think there are many bigger fans of the first two Terminator movies than me but years of dog shit sequels have really blunted my enthusiasm for the franchise so seeing trailers for the latest one really didn't do anything for me infact it looked bad even compared to trash like Terminator Genysis but I was always going to watch it and that's what I did yesterday.

Verdict? it probably is the best post T2 sequel they've had but it's still a rehash of Terminator 2 but with worse actor(s)/writer(s) and director. Linda Hamilton really is one of the standouts though and proved that the Terminator movies are more about her and not Arnold Schwarzenegger. One of the main problems I had was the introductions of some lazy ideas and storylines into the Terminator universe which felt alien to the concept of the original film and I also didn't appreciate the fact some characters were shafted for this version of Teminator. Finally some of the CGI is reall overdone to a cartoony extent...I mean it's modern day action film ofcourse there's going to be CGI but it's used in such a clumsy and silly way it takes you out of the experience.

Overall it's not as bad as it looked but it's not good enough for any serious Terminator fans to accept as a legit sequel.
I'm probably in the minority in that I quite liked the last couple of sequels. I liked Genysis for example. But the trailers for this new one fill me with dread and I really don't want to see it all. The over bearing agenda politics, the terminator getting his ass kicked in every scene, the sequence on some abandoned motorway(?) just looks cheap as fuck with no or little thought to the background, the way they've shoe horned the storyline by essentially saying the other movies don't exist. It makes me want to puke. Fuck them cunts. Cameron, fuck you. That is all.
 
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Terminator: Dark Fate

Don't think there are many bigger fans of the first two Terminator movies than me but years of dog shit sequels have really blunted my enthusiasm for the franchise so seeing trailers for the latest one really didn't do anything for me infact it looked bad even compared to trash like Terminator Genysis but I was always going to watch it and that's what I did yesterday.

Verdict? it probably is the best post T2 sequel they've had but it's still a rehash of Terminator 2 but with worse actor(s)/writer(s) and director. Linda Hamilton really is one of the standouts though and proved that the Terminator movies are more about her and not Arnold Schwarzenegger. One of the main problems I had was the introductions of some lazy ideas and storylines into the Terminator universe which felt alien to the concept of the original film and I also didn't appreciate the fact some characters were shafted for this version of Teminator. Finally some of the CGI is reall overdone to a cartoony extent...I mean it's modern day action film ofcourse there's going to be CGI but it's used in such a clumsy and silly way it takes you out of the experience.

Overall it's not as bad as it looked but it's not good enough for any serious Terminator fans to accept as a legit sequel.
 
Jun 10, 2013
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In my opinion, it played more like one of those 70's era "B-movies", (except with modern special effects). It was gritty, but with tongue in cheek, based in reality, but otherworldly. Like a comic if you will. I realise some people will disagree with me here, but the overall feel of the movie has more in common with "The Warriors" or "Machete" than "Captain Marvel".

I recommend seeing "Venom" if you're tired of the same old superhero movies, because this one feels different. I would say if you liked "Fury Road" (also with Tom Hardy), you'll like "Venom".
Thanks for the review. I hadn't paid much attention to the movie because of the negative reviews, but maybe now I'll give it a try.
 
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Duck Soup

Marx Bros. comedy that wasn't a big hit upon initial release, but is now considered a classic.

The three main bros. play their usual roles - Harpo as the gag man, Chico the sleazy conniver, and Groucho the relentless one-liner machine. Harpo's physical comedy is characteristically great, but Groucho's one-liners are somewhat hit-and-miss IMO (I actually thought Chico had the funnier, if less numerous lines). The plot is barely existent, and the final Act of the film is pure off-the-wall bonkers.

Overall a fun film, but I felt it tried a bit too hard, just throwing any form of gag or humor at the wall to see what would stick. Contrary to most critics today, I wouldn't rate it quite on par with the Bros' best works, like A Night at the Opera.

Rating: 7.5-8/10.
 
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War of the Gargantuas

B-movie cult classic about two giant ape-like beings (one good, the other evil) who eventually come to blows in Japan.

On the surface, the movie seems like a rushed, haphazard attempt to cash in on the Japanese monster movie craze of the 60s - and maybe it was. The FX, acting, dialogue, and even basic narrative structure can all seem quite bad at times, even compared to other movies of the genre. Even the basic explanation of who or what the monsters are is poorly delivered, since it references events that may or may not have occurred in an earlier monster movie (the makers apparently wanted the movie to double as both a sequel and a standalone film for the sake of international audiences who may not have seen the earlier film, with very awkward results). Somehow, Oscar nominee Russ Tamblyn (who had starred in West Side Story and The Haunting only a few years earlier) was lured into starring in this film, but at least a third of his scenes are just him telling the Japanese press "We're looking into it" (also, for some reason, his voice is dubbed in the English-language version despite having originally been recorded in English).

Also, the movie includes a shameless and overlong plug for an intended hit single called "The Words Get Stuck in My Throat": :lol:



Despite all of that (or perhaps because of it?), I still find the movie weirdly enjoyable. The green "evil" monster and his antics can still be rather shocking and disturbing at times (despite some cheesy FX), and making the monsters "humanoid" in appearance (and not so OP'd as typical Japanese monsters) is a somewhat refreshing change of pace and gives them a certain sense of humanity and realism in the way that King Kong had.

Rating: 5.5-6/10.
 
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The Fog (original 1980 version)

Brilliant combination of ghost story and slasher film from John Carpenter at his peak (fresh off the breakthrough success of Halloween). It starts off slowly, but gradually builds to one of the most chilling and intense climaxes in cinematic history. Like other Carpenter films from around this time period, it shows just what an effective filmmaker he was when he kept things simple and atmospheric (something he strayed away from in later films, unfortunately). And also like other early Carpenter films, he (quite effectively) scored the music himself.

A MUST-see for any horror film fan, and a perfect film for the Halloween season.

Rating: 8.5-9/10.
 
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Ghoulies

One of a trio of prominent "little monster" horror/comedies that were released in the 80s, alongside Critters and Gremlins. However, it's easily the worst of the three films IMO. It's utterly devoid of the wit and charm of the other films, it barely establishes who or WTF the titular "ghoulies" are (most of the movie focuses on some inane witchcraft plot), and the last third of the film just throws together a lot of inane, random demonic stuff that has no bearing on what came before. Shocking that this would become a franchise.

Rating: 4/10.
 
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BigBone

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The Fog (original 1980 version)

Brilliant combination of ghost story and slasher film from John Carpenter at his peak (fresh off the breakthrough success of Halloween). It starts off slowly, but gradually builds to one of the most chilling and intense climaxes in cinematic history. Like other Carpenter films from around this time period, it shows just what an effective filmmaker he was when he kept things simple and atmospheric (something he strayed away from in later films, unfortunately). And also like other early Carpenter films, he (quite effectively) scored the music himself.

A MUST-see for any horror film fan, and a perfect film for the Halloween season.

Rating: 8.5-9/10.
Fog's cool, I really expected some cheesy 80s B-horror and was as surprised as @Meast learning of spoiler tags the other day. Expect @Pedderrs tho to write a small novel how Carpenter could improve on his work. :lol:
 
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BigBone

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Meneko / She Cat (1983)



Guns, lesbos, trannies and lots - and I mean LOTS of tits bouncing around in this 80s sexploitation crime melodrama, currently sitting at 54 IMDb votes if anyone interested. It actually looks awesome in hi-def, beautiful tit I mean skin tones and lots of heated lesbo action, and a fine mess of a plot. P. S. did I say it has lots of tit action in it?
 
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Also @Pedderrs I missed your post about Angel Heart. Not sure if it was here or GTMSBT.

Good ain't it? That and Se7en have a very similar vibe/feel.
 

Pedderrs

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Also @Pedderrs I missed your post about Angel Heart. Not sure if it was here or GTMSBT.

Good ain't it? That and Se7en have a very similar vibe/feel.
I really enjoyed Angel Heart. I thought the mix of genres worked well and it's maybe the first time I was convinced by Rourke in a demanding lead role. All of my initial concerns (De Niro's indifference, Rourke's continuing in spite of the death toll) all made sense by the end.
 
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Some Will, Some Won't 1970

Bang average British comedy directed by the guy who produced and directed Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son about four people who have to acomplish certain tasks in order to claim a slice of an inheritance. Michael Hordern trying to get himself banged up for 28 days is OK, the rest is a bit meh.