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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Golgo 14 Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:45 pm

They're coming because they have a special and personal relationship with baseball, not because
they want to see Kevin Costner play catch with his dead dad.


James Earl Jones laid it out pretty clearly.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Ack Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:29 pm

Because I know how much you enjoy movies about killer demon hands, I have something for you:

Demonoid

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Hand possession, Exorcist references, and Samantha Eggar. Could you possibly want more out of a low budget horror movie?

No. No, you don't. Be honest with yourself.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:56 pm

Last night, my wife and I watched The Hitch Hiker (1953). It’s a well-made horror/noir that reminded me a bit of The Sadist (which features Arch Hall Jr.’s greatest performance), The Devil’s Rejects, From Dusk til Dawn, or any great horror/thriller movie where someone meets bad people in the American Southwest.

In it, two buddies out for a road trip pick up a hitchhiker who, as we’re shown in a pre-credits montage, has been callously murdering people as he makes his way toward Mexico. He holds the two men at gunpoint, and orders them to escort him to the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula so he can escape to mainland Mexico. He makes no bones about the fact he’s going to murder them when they’re no longer useful to him; so, the movie is primarily about how the two men try to appear useful while simultaneously plotting an escape and impeding the murderer’s progress. It really is quite a tense movie, especially for the era, and I recommend it easily. (It’s in the public domain, I think, and it’s easy to find on Prime Video.)

Interestingly, The Hitch Hiker is considered the first film noir directed by a woman (Ida Lupino); so, if, like me, you’re interested in exploring more films created by women, thus is a great choice. (The Bigamist, considered Ida Lupino’s best film, is also available on Prime Video, and I’m planning on watching that soon.)
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by RCBH928 Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:59 pm

Primal Fear. Haven't seen a good movie in a long time. I near swear they had a formula to make good movies in the 90s.

I don't like the fact that Edward Norton character was turned out to be the villain at the end. A bishop forces you to do home porno, I guess he deserves to die. That kind of stuff destroys you mentally.

There is a major plot hole in the story, if Norton was planning to do the split personality stuff to get off death sentence he never knew he was going to get a good lawyer. He could have gotten one of those state appointed ones and got the death sentence. Also maybe a fan theory but, maybe his other personality completely took over at the end but there is enough evidence to show not so.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Michi Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:18 am

Next write-up in "Shorts" month:

Debris

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A desperate treasure hunter looking for a score finds an ancient sword washed up on the beach. He thinks he's hit paydirt, but wouldn't you know it, like all ancient swords that wash up on the beach, the damn thing ends up being cursed.

A nice, short (15 minute) tale about desperation, obsession and sharp objects. Three things that never go well together. A bit predictable, in that it ends about the way you expect, but it’s well put together and feels like it's something that could successfully be turned into an interesting feature length outing.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by RCBH928 Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:52 pm

The Last Supper. Nice to see something new without being too weird. I like that they didn't need to be politically correct towards any one. Looks like a classic to me not sure why it doesn't have more of a cult following. Surprising cast as well for a small time movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by fastbilly1 Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:31 pm

War of the Worlds Goliath
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It is a Malaysian animated film from 2012 directed by Joe Pearson in his trademark style (think BKN Studios's Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends). It is "based" on War of the Worlds but takes during the second Martian invasion. It is a very fun movie, but has many slow spots and feels like it should have been a tight hour instead of a loose 1.5 hour. It hits in that sweet spot where it doesnt take itself to serious and there are epic fights of mechanical walkers and a buff Teddy Roosevelt in the fight.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by PretentiousHipster Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:13 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Last night, my wife and I watched The Hitch Hiker (1953). It’s a well-made horror/noir that reminded me a bit of The Sadist (which features Arch Hall Jr.’s greatest performance), The Devil’s Rejects, From Dusk til Dawn, or any great horror/thriller movie where someone meets bad people in the American Southwest.

In it, two buddies out for a road trip pick up a hitchhiker who, as we’re shown in a pre-credits montage, has been callously murdering people as he makes his way toward Mexico. He holds the two men at gunpoint, and orders them to escort him to the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula so he can escape to mainland Mexico. He makes no bones about the fact he’s going to murder them when they’re no longer useful to him; so, the movie is primarily about how the two men try to appear useful while simultaneously plotting an escape and impeding the murderer’s progress. It really is quite a tense movie, especially for the era, and I recommend it easily. (It’s in the public domain, I think, and it’s easy to find on Prime Video.)

Interestingly, The Hitch Hiker is considered the first film noir directed by a woman (Ida Lupino); so, if, like me, you’re interested in exploring more films created by women, thus is a great choice. (The Bigamist, considered Ida Lupino’s best film, is also available on Prime Video, and I’m planning on watching that soon.)


Ida Lupino has directed some pretty great things. I watched Not Wanted in theatres and it was very interesting seeing that sort of topic in a 50s film. On Dangerous Ground was partially directed by her too when Nicolas Ray was ill.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Michi Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:24 pm

Next write-up for "Shorts" month:

The Forgotten

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A group of knights are headed home when they encounter an ancient enemy thought to have long been vanquished.

AKA: Medieval Cosplayers Make A Movie. It's basically a nice little knight-fantasy romp with a good soundtrack, nice choreography and excellent visuals. I wasn't 100% impressed with the acting (or much of the story, really), but for fans of this type of subject matter it should be an entertaining enough watch.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Ack Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:48 pm

Yeah, if you want feature length, there's a Swedish horror film from 2018 called Draug that might also appeal.
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