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Where the hell is everyone at? It's as quiet as a graveyard around here.

Who's down to chat movies? Let's get a discussion going.


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Paddington 2 or Godfather. Discuss


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Paddington 2 obviously, it's the only one with a Peruvian bear in it


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
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Godfather. But only because I've not seen Paddington 2, which I'm sure is a masterpiece.


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How about this... What's the worst movie to ever be nominated for best picture?

I say The Blind Side. Never understood the love that movie got.


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How about this... What's the worst movie to ever be nominated for best picture?

I say The Blind Side. Never understood the love that movie got.


Cast Away


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Cast Away


Did Marilyn sway your opinion?  


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Cast Away


I loved Castaway. Probably because I wouldnít mind being alone on an island with no one bothering me. But seriously, I loved that movie.


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Did Marilyn sway your opinion?  


Absolutely.


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I loved Castaway. Probably because I wouldnÔŅĹt mind being alone on an island with no one bothering me. But seriously, I loved that movie.


You're not alone. Just recently rewatched it for the first time in years and I absolutely loved it. Such a fantastic performance by Tom Hanks. I don't care what anyone says... Helen hunt should have taken him back!  


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Absolutely.




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Me being the drama guy I am, Tom Hanks was left swinging out in the wind, so to speak. Hi here, go there? Losing the love of his life, losing his entire life. Lots of things going on there, and the feeling of loneliness and the feeling of hope. Love it.


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That said, I think Forrest Gump might just be the most overrated movie of all time.


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I loved Castaway. Probably because I wouldnít mind being alone on an island with no one bothering me. But seriously, I loved that movie.


Yeah, no, I did too. But a character I created in a short hated the film Cast Away as she slipped further into madness.


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Me being the drama guy I am, Tom Hanks was left swinging out in the wind, so to speak. Hi here, go there? Losing the love of his life, losing his entire life. Lots of things going on there, and the feeling of loneliness and the feeling of hope. Love it.


Not to mention, he lost poor Wilson... Wilson!  

It's one of the few films that actually makes me feel emotional.

Titanic is another one. I've always loved that movie. The ending where Rose is greeted by all the ghosts on the staircase... It gets me every time!


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That said, I think Forrest Gump might just be the most overrated movie of all time.


Those, sir, are fighting words! One of my favorites.


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Steve, me too! Forest Gump - over sentimental shite.
But then I also roll my eyes at The English Patient.

Ditto Zack, toThe Blind Side.  


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Steve, me too! Forest Gump - over sentimental shite.
But then I also roll my eyes at The English Patient.

Ditto Zack, toThe Blind Side.  


What's going on here? Why all the Forrest Gump hate?


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Pulp Fiction is overrated.


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If any of us had written Forest Gump can you imagine the feedback? Unrealistic!


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If any of us had written Forest Gump can you imagine the feedback? Unrealistic!


I would have given it a glowing review!


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Steve, me too! Forest Gump - over sentimental shite.
But then I also roll my eyes at The English Patient.

Ditto Zack, toThe Blind Side.  


In two minds on Forrest Gump. On the one hand, itís very entertaining, thereís some definite feeling there between him and Jenny. I wound up disliking her because she really should have went with him, and she made some really stupid mistakes. Not a very likable character at all.

But towards the end I felt the movie became almost a parody of itself. You name it, Gorrest was there when it happened. And recently, Iíve run into people saying it was offensive because of the way it portrayed developmentally disabled adults. Meaning, Look at all the crazy scenarios this unknowing slow adult stumbled into.


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Pulp Fiction is overrated.


And so is Reservoir Dogs. Ugh
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In two minds on Forrest Gump. On the one hand, itÔŅĹs very entertaining, thereÔŅĹs some definite feeling there between him and Jenny. I wound up disliking her because she really should have went with him, and she made some really stupid mistakes. Not a very likable character at all.



I always assumed that Forrest Jr wasn't really Forrest's son and that Jenny just lied to him because she knew A) Forrest would be a wonderful father B) Forrest is likely too dumb to question it.


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And recently, IÔŅĹve run into people saying it was offensive because of the way it portrayed developmentally disabled adults. Meaning, Look at all the crazy scenarios this unknowing slow adult stumbled into.


That's ridiculous. I've always taken it as "anyone can do amazing things, no matter what deficiencies they have."

It's crazy what people find offensive these days.


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I always assumed that Forrest Jr wasn't really Forrest's son and that Jenny just lied to him because she knew A) Forrest would be a wonderful father B) Forrest is likely too dumb to question it.


She probably did just that because she was just so unlikable.


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And so is Reservoir Dogs. Ugh


Noooooo. Reservoir Dogs is amazing!!!  



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Believe it or not, Iíve never seen Reservoir Dogs all the way through, I donít think. And I own it.


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Noooooo. Reservoir Dogs is amazing!!!  



This part is actually good. I kept wondering if it was an eye or a cheek. So at least I used my brain there
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My favorite ever is Never Let Me Go. And no, the movie is not as cheesy as itís title! Libby, have you seen it? You might appreciate it
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My favorite ever is Never Let Me Go. And no, the movie is not as cheesy as itís title! Libby, have you seen it? You might appreciate it


Ah, yes. Love me a bit of dystopian Romantic Tragedy.

Speaking of futuristic romantic dramas,I wish I'd thought of Her before Spike did.
You should check that out Kham, if you haven't already.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/

Oh, and Promising Young Woman - the Oscar winning screenplay is excellent. Highly recommended.
And the movie is terrific, even with its grim ending.


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Oh Iíve seen Her! Thanks for PYW, I so will! I love this type of movies.

Yeah, good movie. I also like Equilibrium and Time. And Edge of Tomorrow (Not Oblivion!). Neither compare to Never Let Me Go tho. I read the book, rewatched. Heavy stuff
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Kham, PYW script is on the SS Blog page, get it while you can... Unless you want to watch the movie before reading.

P.S. Edge of Tomorrow - great fun movie.
Not sure if I've seen Equilibrium - looks like a good cast.


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Equilibrium and Edge of Tomorrow are both good ones!


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What tv shows are people currently watching?

I'm watching Superstore at the moment.  It's an excellent show.

Out of all recent comedies I've seen, this one had an episode that had me in uncontrollable laughter.  Something I've not experienced from many comedy shows over the years.


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Finished watching The Serpent a couple of weeks ago - creepy as hell.

Now watching the new version (not the original movie) of The Mosquito Coast,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11041132/

- and, Kate Winslet playing a gnarly cop in Mare of Easttown
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10155688/

Nice to see Guy Pearce and Melissa George (Aussies) in both.
Can't Binge them - episodic weekly only.

That said, I'm always up for a good comedy so will check Superstore out, so thanks for the recommend, jayrex! I've heard good things about it.


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All this Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs blasphemy. My heart can't take it. You should all be ashamed.


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All this Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs blasphemy. My heart can't take it. You should all be ashamed.


Thank you!

As for TV shows... The pretty woman and I have been binging Dexter and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Love those shows.


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Alright, here's a question for you guys... What is the correct order to watch Star Wars? I say you watch them in the order of release. If you watch them in the order of the story's timeline, Episode 5 is robbed of one of the biggest twists in cinema history.


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Huge yes to Equilibrium, so underrated.


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I'm watching Superstore at the moment.  It's an excellent show.

Out of all recent comedies I've seen, this one had an episode that had me in uncontrollable laughter.  Something I've not experienced from many comedy shows over the years.


Saw the first season recently. Absolutely hilarious.

I've been watching The Nevers. It's okay so far, but something just feels off about it, can't put my finger on what. Apparently Joss Whedon left the show after six episodes so I doubt I'll stay much past that. I mean, I'll give it a try, but I don't see how you can have a Joss Whedon show without the man himself.


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Alright, here's a question for you guys... What is the correct order to watch Star Wars? I say you watch them in the order of release. If you watch them in the order of the story's timeline, Episode 4 is robbed of one of the biggest twists in cinema history.


Original trilogy first. And maybe The Force Awakens. Then pretend the rest don't exist.


That rug really tied the room together.
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Original trilogy first. And maybe The Force Awakens. Then pretend the rest don't exist.


Not mad at this. I'd also say Rogue One is also worth watching.

The Last Jedi killed any potential interest I have in the series going forward. Same with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Ugh.  


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Not mad at this. I'd also say Rogue One is also worth watching.

The Last Jedi killed any potential interest I have in the series going forward. Same with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Ugh.  


Completely forgot about Rogue One. Yeah, I'd throw that in there too. At least it tried to be different. Also, The Mandalorian was surprisingly good.


That rug really tied the room together.
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Completely forgot about Rogue One. Yeah, I'd throw that in there too. At least it tried to be different. Also, The Mandalorian was surprisingly good.


Only watched the first episode, but I was definitely impressed.


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As for TV shows... The pretty woman and I have been binging Dexter and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Love those shows.

Good ol' Dexter. Often a bloodbath - loved the first lot of series. Lost its way a teeny bit in the latter series imho.



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Good ol' Dexter. Often a bloodbath - loved the first lot of series. Lost its way a teeny bit in the latter series imho.



The original series definitely shit the bed with its last season.  

You looking forward to the series revival, Libby?


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The original series definitely shit the bed with its last season.  
You looking forward to the series revival, Libby?

I almost forgot there's going to be one!
Same cast or different?
Going to look it up.

Ooh! Of course Dexter can't be Dexter without Michael C. Hall.
You guys are getting it in Autumn.

https://youtu.be/1MKK6yc5JQs


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I can't wait!!!

Apparently Clancy Brown will be playing the antagonist. Such an underrated actor.


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I'm watching Superstore at the moment.  It's an excellent show.

Out of all recent comedies I've seen, this one had an episode that had me in uncontrollable laughter.  Something I've not experienced from many comedy shows over the years.


Iíll try it. I finished Laudermilk, Ginny and Georgia, The Great and looking for a new one. Superstore it is!
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The Last Jedi killed any potential interest I have in the series going forward. Same with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Ugh.  


Speaking of hot takes...

I actually liked The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I never understood all the hate.

And to answer your question:

I usually watch movies in a series/franchise in an order based on immediate availability to me, because I don't always make it to the theater. Sometimes I have to wait for DVD/Blu-ray, TV, On Demand, or streaming. The two paid streaming services I use (or have access to) are Netflix and HBO.

I would watch the unaltered original trilogy, followed by the Disney trilogy, then the spinoffs, then pretend the prequels and special editions don't exist.  

P.S. Other movies I liked (or remember liking) that I'm not "supposed" to:

Ghostbusters (2016)
Terminator: Genisys
Terminator: Dark Fate
Tammy (2015)
White House Down
The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2
Transcendence
Batman v Superman (I'm planning a rewatch; also the extended cut)
Suicide Squad


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I actually liked The Last Jedi


It was my favourite of 7-9, but I thought they were all terrible so maybe that doesn't count for much.

I also liked Dark Fate and White House Down.

I don't watch TV much, but recently I've checked out a bunch. I was very impressed with Years and Years, The Great, and Patriot.


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It was my favourite of 7-9, but I thought they were all terrible so maybe that doesn't count for much.

I also liked Dark Fate and White House Down.

I don't watch TV much, but recently I've checked out a bunch. I was very impressed with Years and Years, The Great, and Patriot.


I didn't HATE Dark Fate.. Just think Arnold shouldn't have been in the movie.

As for the new Star Wars trilogy, I actually really liked The Force Awakens.

Also really enjoyed Batman V Superman, but only the directors cut.


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When it comes to Fallen Kingdom, I believe these guys pretty much nail it with their review.



It's a visually stunning film... But if you turn the volume up you realize that it is completely braindead. I don't understand how the script got greenlit.  


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Not to mention, he lost poor Wilson... Wilson!  

It's one of the few films that actually makes me feel emotional.

Offing Wilson was kinda necessary, because they didnít want this guy re-entering society while emotionally attached to a piece of sports equipment.

The only reason Wilson was there at all was so that we had at least some dialog.


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Speaking of hot takes...

P.S. Other movies I liked (or remember liking) that I'm not "supposed" to:

Ghostbusters (2016)
Terminator: Genisys
Terminator: Dark Fate
Tammy (2015)
White House Down
The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2
Transcendence
Batman v Superman (I'm planning a rewatch; also the extended cut)
Suicide Squad


Not ashamed to agree with most of the above.
- BvS Director's Cut made a world of difference from the theatrical release.
- The Suicide Squad Director's Cut was still crap and angers me to this day.
- Loved Rogue One and have watched it multiple times.
- Sylvester Stallone guilty pleasures: Driven and Get Carter.
- The Green Lantern was decent if you overlook the horrific CG

I don't see the infatuation many have with Dances with Aliens, I mean Avatar. A cheap knock off.
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They need to release the Ayer Cut of Suicide Squad!


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Offing Wilson was kinda necessary, because they didnít want this guy re-entering society while emotionally attached to a piece of sports equipment.

The only reason Wilson was there at all was so that we had at least some dialog.


But... He bought another Wilson volleyball at the end.


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I don't see the infatuation many have with Dances with Aliens, I mean Avatar. A cheap knock off.

It's impressive technically. And the idea that the short, pale alien invaders are human was kinda cute. The white-dude-becomes-savior-to-natives trope is decidedly less cute.

Any planned Avatar II has a problem. Avatar bodies are designed to be remote controlled. Though the next wave of humans might not be able to marionette him, they should at least be able to stop his heart and lungs from the comfort of an orbiting space ship. Someone else really ought to be the main character, but it'll probably still be Sully.


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Top three horror movies of all time. Go!

1 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
2 - Halloween
3 - The Exorcist



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The Exorcist - undoubtedly the Maestro of Horror movies.
Candyman
Nightmare on Elm Street.

I got more though...  


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The Exorcist - undoubtedly the Maestro of Horror movies.
Candyman
Nightmare on Elm Street.

I got more though...  


Candyman is super underrated! Good one!

And I obviously agree about The Exorcist. Absolutely horrifying!  

When it comes to Nightmare, I'm in the extreme minority that thinks Part 2 is the best/scariest in the franchise.

I've also got quite a few more horror films I love very much.  


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Candyman scared the crap out of me.

If we're talking old movies, these two (below) are a bit hammy, but terrific for Horror fans:

Sisters - Brian De Palma - billed as a psychological slasher really. But also really creepy. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070698/

Trilogy of Terror - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073820/

Loved -

The Descent
Eden Lake
Silence of the Lambs
Bone Tomahawk

Open to recommendations.
But, I've probably seen it...  


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OMG, I love Trilogy of Terror! That little fetish doll scared the crap out of me! lol

The Descent
Eden Lake
Silence of the Lambs
Bone Tomahawk

You've got great taste in horror, Libby. Love all these movies.

Let me think about some recommendations...

Have you seen the french home-invasion flick "Inside"? It's absolutely fucking crazy. lol


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Lord Of Illusions is one of my favorite horror movies, maybe my all time favorite as thatís not a genre where I have many favorites.

Also, Near Dark is my all time fav vampire flick. Bill Paxton is awesome in that!


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Lord Of Illusions is one of my favorite horror movies, maybe my all time favorite as thatís not a genre where I have many favorites.

Also, Near Dark is my all time fav vampire flick. Bill Paxton is awesome in that!


Never seen Lord of Illusions. I'll have to track it down.

Near Dark is awesome! Only thing that bugs me is the end where they give the main character a full-body blood transfusion to cure him of vampirism. But yeah, Paxton was amazing.

Speaking of Bill Paxton... Anyone ever watch the horror movie he directed, "Frailty"? It's fucking great!


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Love Frailty!! Another one of my favs ó almost forgot. And do track down Lord of Illusions. Trust me, itís right up your alley.


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BTW, My favorite vampire flick is definitely "From Dusk Till Dawn."


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Love Frailty!! Another one of my favs ó almost forgot. And do track down Lord of Illusions. Trust me, itís right up your alley.


Frailty never gets enough love. Such a crazy movie! I miss Bill Paxton.

I'll definitely track down Lord of Illusions. Thanks for the recomendation.


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When it comes to zombie movies...

Return of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead (85), and Dawn of the Dead (04), are my all-time favorites.

28 Days Later used to be up there, but apparently, that's not a zombie movie. Still a fantastic horror film.

Gonna watch Army of the Dead tonight. So excited!


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When it comes to zombie movies...28 Days Later used to be up there, but apparently, that's not a zombie movie...

Who says 28 Days Later is not a Zombie movie? Love it!
World War Z - fast Zombies - love it. Where's the sequel?
Shaun of the Dead, love it! (comedy Gold)
And, I am Legend.

Will check out Inside - if I can find it somewhere...
Keep the recommendations coming.


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You ever watch "The People Under The Stairs", Libby? It's an underrated Craven flick.


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The Sixth Sense
Rosemary's Baby
The Shining

I've actually only seen The Sixth Sense once, but I read the script often. That scene where Cole tells his mom the message from grandma gets me everytime.


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I've actually never seen Rosemary's Baby.

Sixth Sense is super creepy.


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Lord of Illusions is Clive Barker. FYI


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You ever watch "The People Under The Stairs", Libby? It's an underrated Craven flick.

I don't think so...

Zack, you've never seen Rosemary's Baby? That's just plain wrong for a horror aficionado.  

How about Polanski's Macbeth? Now there's a horror movie. No other version of Macbeth can beat it - his first movie made after Sharon Tate's death, I think. And it shows...



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Who says 28 Days Later is not a Zombie movie?


Me. It's not a zombie movie. =)

Also, 28 Weeks Later was better (and has one of the 10 best opening scenes ever) and I'll fight you if you disagree. Lol.


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Zack, you've never seen Rosemary's Baby? That's just plain wrong for a horror aficionado.  


Libby, stop trying to hurt my feelings. Rosemary's Baby is not a horror movie. I swear, every time I hear that, it's like seeing a picture of a sad baby seal. It's not a horror movie! Lol.


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Also, 28 Weeks Later was better (and has one of the 10 best opening scenes ever) and I'll fight you if you disagree. Lol.



I disagree.


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28 Weeks Later does have a terrific and horrific opening sequence for sure.
Don't let the kid in! Damn, you let the kid in.

I wish they'd made 28 Months Later, just for the score alone.

Sean:  Rosemary's Baby, musical comedy?
You still need to watch it Zack, at least for the daily glass of gunk.


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I really enjoyed 28 Weeks Later... But why did the dad character have access to areas he had no business being in??? Lots of cool "zombie" action, and Jeremy Renner is awesome, but the actual "plot" is dumb as shit. Lol


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You still need to watch it Zack, at least for the daily glass of gunk.


It's on my list, Libby! But you have to track down "Inside".


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The crickets have returned...

What's your favorite guilty pleasure movie? A movie that you know is awful, but just can't help but love.

For me, it has to be "Leprechaun 4: In Space". It's so bad, but also sooo good. lol



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I've two movies that I keep returning to for burning time. Neither are considered bad by any means but I do get sideways glances when I tell people that I love Starship Troopers and Tremors.

Oh, and Water World.
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Tremors is just about perfect.

Love me some Starship Troopers as well. Great satire.

Water World is a movie that could use a remake. Lol.


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I've two movies that I keep returning to for burning time. Neither are considered bad by any means but I do get sideways glances when I tell people that I love Starship Troopers and Tremors.

Oh, and Water World.


I give people who don't love Starship Troopers sideways and frontways glances.

The greatest bad drinking movie for me is Deep Blue Sea. Actually, I'm not convinced it's a bad movie. You can watch it sober and genuinely enjoy it, or watch with friends and laugh at it. Key rules include drink everytime you see a shark, everytime there's "shark vision", and every time LL Cool J talks to a parrot.


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Deep Blue Sea is the second best shark movie ever! So brutal! Lol


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Armageddon is another guilty pleasure of mine. For my money, it's still Bay's most entertaining movie.


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Armageddon is another guilty pleasure of mine. For my money, it's still Bay's most entertaining movie.


Count me in. Quality cheese.
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Guilty pleasures! My favourite topic.

Starship Troopers is magnificent -- all his movies are -- but my all-time favourite guilty pleasure Verhoeven movie is Showgirls.

From the 2000s, I love the "badass heroines" movies like Aeon Flux, Ultraviolet, and Charlie's Angels.

From the 90s, the erotic thrillers and "yuppies in peril" thrillers like Malice, Body of Evidence, Zandalee, and Color of Night.

From the 80s, action crud like Death Wish III, The Exterminator, and Ninja III: The Domination.

From the 70s, anything around the giallo genre. Slaughter Hotel, All the Colors of the Dark, Torso, Eyeball.

From the 60s, drug films like The Trip and Psych-out, and druggy horror films like I Drink Your Blood.

I won't keep going backwards, but basically, if the plot is absurd nonsense, the violence and sleaze are high, and the director fully commits to a (usually misguided) vision, I'm there.


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Another great Verhoeven guilty pleasure is Hollowman!

Great list of movies, Chris.


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Armageddon is another guilty pleasure of mine. For my money, it's still Bay's most entertaining movie.


Oh man. It's a three-way tie for me, between the relatively high quality of The Rock, the absurd excess of Bad Boys II, and the unmatched silliness of Armageddon.

Armageddon does have the all-time classic line, "Sir. The override. It's been overridden!"


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Armageddon does have the all-time classic line, "Sir. The override. It's been overridden!"


That's golden!

I read somewhere that the animal cracker scene inspired Team America World Police. Lmao


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Anyone a fan of The People Under The Staires? I'm watching it again for the first time in years and Holy Hell! This is a batshit crazy movie! lol


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Great flick.

When I lived in Calgary, a local film group managed to get a 35mm copy of it and did a screening at one of the local arthouse theatres. Midnight showing, local indie horror shorts before the feature, a set from a local band, the whole deal. People were absolutely sloshed by the time the movie actually started -- or maybe just I was, who knows -- and the movie went over HUGE. Everyone yelling at the screen during the big moments. Spilling out into the streets after, talking about favourite parts and craziest scenes. Saying "Total. Spring. Cleaning." over and over. One of those moments that reminds you what movies can be.


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With that kind of review, it's on my watch list!
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I just watched Vivarium on Amazon

Very cool movie that takes the idea of Avian Brood Parasites and gives it a human spin for a unique low-key, artsy horror film.
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I'd never heard of this fan theory about 'The Rock definitely is a James Bond Movie' until this YouTube video popped up the other day.

If you're a fan of 'The Rock' and Bond, you'll love this because it'll give you a reason to watch it again!

https://youtu.be/9FdnevXjqdc
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Quoted from JEStaats
I'd never heard of this fan theory about 'The Rock definitely is a James Bond Movie' until this YouTube video popped up the other day.

If you're a fan of 'The Rock' and Bond, you'll love this because it'll give you a reason to watch it again!

https://youtu.be/9FdnevXjqdc


This is actually a pretty awesome film theory! Love stuff like this.


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FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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The crickets seemed to have returned. Where is everybody?


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FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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Zack, they have unfortunately.

You and I even offered feedback, but no takeup.

Hopefully the Holiday OWC will rev things up.


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Movie discussion. I'm SUPER excited for Spielberg's remake of West Side Story and already have my tickets for opening night, haha. Anyone else a fan of musicals? I feel like it's a genre that's been pretty low quality on average for the last few decades. But I grew up watching West Side Story and I have high hopes for this one.

Fun fact -- another person who apparently absolutely loves West Side Story is Michael Bay. That one threw me for a loop.


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Imagine Michael Bay's take on West Side Story... Lol

Libby, the next challenge can't get here soon enough!


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"Got a rocket, in my pocket. Keep coolie-cool boy!"

One of my all time faves.
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Quoted from Zack
Imagine Michael Bay's take on West Side Story... Lol


Lol! I'd buy a ticket.

I'm a sucker for Bay. I'll be there opening night for Ambulance too...


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Lol! I'd buy a ticket.

I'm a sucker for Bay. I'll be there opening night for Ambulance too...


Me too.   Ambulance looks like a lot of fun!


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Me too.   Ambulance looks like a lot of fun!

I stopped the trailer half way.
They give way too much away in a lot of trailers lately.

What I saw, looked great. Big fan of Gyllenhaal.

21 Bridges (the locking everything down line reminded me of it) terrific movie, if you haven't seen it.

Any other recommendations,guys?
I'm in the mood for something scary-good.  


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Haven't watched many horror films lately (   ). Been on an action blockbuster kick as of late. Just rewatched Alita: Battle Angel. Awesome flick! Really hope we get a follow-up.

Also rewatched Dante's Peak again. Still one of my favorite disaster movies.

Haven't watched 21 Bridges yet, but I've heard good things. Will have to check it out soon.


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Actually, I just watched a new horror flick the other day!

Don't Breathe 2

Nothing too great(or apparently very memorable, lol), but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Very visually interesting. And some really creative gore.


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FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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Thank-you, Zack!

I liked the first one a lot.
Creative gore sounds intriguing.  

P.S. Just saw you posted the latest Jeepers Creepers. Didn't know there was one coming. Yay! Will check out the trailer.


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I watched Don't Breath 2 when it first came out. I might even have written something here about it. It was good, even if not as good as the first one.

Lately I've seen Addams Family and Clifford The Big Red Dog.   I'm not going to say anything about either because I think my opinion would probably be slightly biased, but anything for the grandkids!!!  


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... Lately I've seen Addams Family and Clifford The Big Red Dog.   I'm not going to say anything about either because I think my opinion would probably be slightly biased, but anything for the grandkids!!!  

Haha! Not sure they'll go on my list.  


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Anyone check out the new Resident Evil movie? Been hearing mixed things, but I'm still holding out hope that it's awesome!


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Quoted from Grandma Bear


Lately I've seen Addams Family and Clifford The Big Red Dog.   I'm not going to say anything about either because I think my opinion would probably be slightly biased, but anything for the grandkids!!!  


I remember being fascinated with Rugrats (the series), Tom and Jerry (the movie, I still quote from it) and Elmo in Grouchland (the movie, so many great songs)



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Just watched Batman Begins again for the first time in years. I still like it, but the action scenes are seriously disappointing. Lot's of quick edits that make it hard to follow what is supposed to be happening. Shame, because the story itself is great.

Gonna rewatch The Dark Knight and see if it suffers from the same problem...


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I was never a big fan of Batman Begins, and I think that was due in part because I saw TDK first, and that was a tough movie to live up to. Youíre kind of expecting it to be great like that, so maybe a little unfair.


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We re-watched the DK trilogy recently and it was almost laughable the plot holes throughout. I was shocked that they haven't aged well at all.

What movies have stood the test of time the best? Our recent viewings and surprises:
- Alien (still shockingly good)
- Die Hard (funny how things change though: smoking, cops carrying guns on planes, drug use, interoffice relationships....)
- Predator (trust me, even the fashion has returned)
- Harry Potter (especially the first couple)
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^ John McTiernan, what a legend. Wrote and directed the low-budget Nomads in 1986, his first movie. Then he made Predator in '87 and Die Hard in '88. Incredible.


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I think everyone needs to see The Electrical life of Louis Wain just to see how much it resembles Goodbye Christopher Robin.
I mean, it resembles in the way it elicits emotion. Some beautiful dialog and vivid characters.
If you're a fan of either watch the other
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Quoted from Heretic
^ John McTiernan, what a legend. Wrote and directed the low-budget Nomads in 1986, his first movie. Then he made Predator in '87 and Die Hard in '88. Incredible.


Oh, yeah. I'm a huge Rollerball fan!  

But seriously, I think I actually prefer Die Hard With a Vengeance to the original film.


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Quoted from Zack


But seriously, I think I actually prefer Die Hard With a Vengeance to the original film.


I might have to agree with you on that one. This, too, has stood the test of time.
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