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

by Ack Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:29 pm

Certainly higher than The Gorgon, at any rate
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Michi Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:36 pm

Ack wrote:Certainly higher than The Gorgon, at any rate

That's not necessarily a high bar to reach, but yes, it's miles (kilometers) better than The Gorgon :lol:
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by REPO Man Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:34 pm

Rewatched Tommy a few days ago.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by marurun Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:39 pm

REPO Man wrote:Rewatched Tommy a few days ago.


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

by REPO Man Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:08 am

marurun wrote:
REPO Man wrote:Rewatched Tommy a few days ago.


And?


I still enjoy it. I also wanna do a new adaptation of the original concept album, culling elements from the film, album and Broadway adaptation.

I could see Zach Callison as Tommy, and Patti Lupone as The Specialist.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by marurun Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:45 am

REPO Man wrote:
marurun wrote:
REPO Man wrote:Rewatched Tommy a few days ago.


And?


I still enjoy it. I also wanna do a new adaptation of the original concept album, culling elements from the film, album and Broadway adaptation.

I could see Zach Callison as Tommy, and Patti Lupone as The Specialist.


I actually really like Tommy a lot. I don't have the full original concept album, but I do have a cast recording and saw the touring musical a couple decades ago. I also saw the movie and enjoyed the recorded live LA concert from the 1989 Who reunion tour which featured Phil Collins as Uncle Ernie, Patti LaBelle as the Acid Queen, Steve Winwood as the Hawker, Elton John as the Pinball Wizard, and Billy Idol as Cousin Kevin. That last one contains my favorite versions of many of their songs. I think the songs are the strongest part of the stage show, and the latter half of the story is the weakest part of the film and stage versions. The first half, with Tommy as a child, however, up until he is "cured", is the strongest part of the story. I always remember those story elements and songs most strongly and fondly. The latter portions kind of fall out of my memory much more easily.

If you haven't seen the 1989 live recording, go track it down. The guest singers are fan-damn-tastic in their roles on the songs.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Michi Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:24 pm

New write-up of the week:

Night Tide

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I don't know about 'terror', but it can definitely claim 'strange'

A movie about a naive sailor and his maybe-kinda-sorta mermaid who maybe-kinda-sorta wants to kill him, starring a very young Dennis Hopper in his first feature film. It's listed as a horror film, but it feels more like a mystery thriller. Very pretty and atmospheric, but it's the kind of movie that asks a lot of questions and doesn't deliver on most of the answers, so it won't be for everyone.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by PretentiousHipster Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:36 pm

Yea it is a bit on the artsy side. Curtis Harrington was known for making surreal/experimental films in the past which are quite awesome imo, and he was involved in the first wave of American Queer films. Weird how he changed to horror films as his career went on.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Michi Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:27 pm

New write-up of the week:

Q: The Winged Serpent

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An Americanized version of a kaiju film that gets the fun monster bits right but kinda dropped the ball when it came to a coherent plot. Which is too bad, cause the acting, especially from the main character, is pretty damn good. Still ends up being pretty fun though.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Ack Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:54 pm

I love Q. Especially how nobody seems to see a giant freaking lizard bird flying over NYC.
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