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27 Jan 2018 15:42

I recently saw 'The Hateful Eight'. I love the romantic idea of a brutal WY winter storm for a setting, but this movie could have been 45-60 minutes shorter and told the story better. Pretty standard Tarantino, but with too much meaningless fill. Some good performances though.
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27 Jan 2018 23:08

jmdirt wrote:I recently saw 'The Hateful Eight'. I love the romantic idea of a brutal WY winter storm for a setting, but this movie could have been 45-60 minutes shorter and told the story better. Pretty standard Tarantino, but with too much meaningless fill. Some good performances though.


I think most Tarantino movies have too much filler. The one he got right more than others was Pulp Fiction. I think it was his best movie but the two he scripted but didn't direct : Reservoir Dogs and True Romance were also good.
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01 Aug 2018 20:16

Favorite movies:
Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Django Unchained
Se7en
Shutter Island
The good, the bad and the ugly
Apocalypse now
True Romance
Fight Club
Taxi Driver

Looking forward to Scorsese's "The Irishman" and Tarantino's "Once upon a time in Hollywood" in 2019. Both with a great cast, but no idea what to expect.
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07 Sep 2018 05:46

Today we have to say goodbye to the legend Burt Reynolds, who died aged 82. Another legend gone :(
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17 Nov 2018 04:14

Penton:The John Penton Story..
If you like motorcycles..racing on two wheels..or if you want to see what a how to become a stud..good movie..great story
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18 Nov 2018 20:04

Mean Streets (1973) - I don't mind movies that seem to go nowhere (in terms of action and such), but this one I thought really went nowhere.

I don't mind foul language and violence if it's warranted, but I think this is where Scorsese and DeNiro were just beginning to experiment with how far they could take it. Their later movies were a lot more polished, methinks.
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20 Nov 2018 14:11

Tricycle Rider wrote:Mean Streets (1973) - I don't mind movies that seem to go nowhere (in terms of action and such), but this one I thought really went nowhere.

I don't mind foul language and violence if it's warranted, but I think this is where Scorsese and DeNiro were just beginning to experiment with how far they could take it. Their later movies were a lot more polished, methinks.


I still liked it. One of my favourite Scorsese movies, low budget and all. Great acting. I thought Casino was a bit underrated also. Preferred it to the Goodfellas even though the Goodfellas had some great scenes. Haven't liked Scorsese's later career output so much.
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Tricycle Rider wrote:Mean Streets (1973) - I don't mind movies that seem to go nowhere (in terms of action and such), but this one I thought really went nowhere.

I don't mind foul language and violence if it's warranted, but I think this is where Scorsese and DeNiro were just beginning to experiment with how far they could take it. Their later movies were a lot more polished, methinks.


I still liked it. One of my favourite Scorsese movies, low budget and all. Great acting. I thought Casino was a bit underrated also. Preferred it to the Goodfellas even though the Goodfellas had some great scenes. Haven't liked Scorsese's later career output so much.

The Departed and Shutter Island were still great. Let's see how The Irishman will be.
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24 Nov 2018 23:54

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Tricycle Rider wrote:Mean Streets (1973) - I don't mind movies that seem to go nowhere (in terms of action and such), but this one I thought really went nowhere.

I don't mind foul language and violence if it's warranted, but I think this is where Scorsese and DeNiro were just beginning to experiment with how far they could take it. Their later movies were a lot more polished, methinks.


I still liked it. One of my favourite Scorsese movies, low budget and all. Great acting. I thought Casino was a bit underrated also. Preferred it to the Goodfellas even though the Goodfellas had some great scenes. Haven't liked Scorsese's later career output so much.

The Departed and Shutter Island were still great. Let's see how The Irishman will be.


Agree about The Departed not so much Shutter Island.
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26 Nov 2018 13:39

Logan's Run (1976) - Just had to watch this again being Amazon Prime currently offers it at no additional cost...

The dialogue and acting are just atrocious, had to laugh several times when I'm pretty sure I wasn't supposed to. The scenery and special effects are terribly cheesy, but I thought they were endearing in their own way. (I actually preferred when the action took place in the city, I got to see more cheesy effects this way.) The second half outside the city was beginning to drag, but all in all this is, imo, one of those "this could have been so much worse" sci-fi flicks.

Next I'll be tackling Westworld (1973), which I've also seen some time ago, but can't remember a thing.
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Tricycle Rider wrote:Logan's Run (1976) - Just had to watch this again being Amazon Prime currently offers it at no additional cost...

The dialogue and acting are just atrocious, had to laugh several times when I'm pretty sure I wasn't supposed to. The scenery and special effects are terribly cheesy, but I thought they were endearing in their own way. (I actually preferred when the action took place in the city, I got to see more cheesy effects this way.) The second half outside the city was beginning to drag, but all in all this is, imo, one of those "this could have been so much worse" sci-fi flicks.

Next I'll be tackling Westworld (1973), which I've also seen some time ago, but can't remember a thing.


Logan's Run a fun B-grader.......Westworld was better. Futureworld was awful.
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26 Nov 2018 15:07

movingtarget wrote:Logan's Run a fun B-grader.......Westworld was better. Futureworld was awful.
The trivia section at IMDb is usually fun to read, apparently the sets and special effects for Logan's Run were the most costly at the time. I can just imagine someone lovingly constructing the city sets out of cardboard boxes...

A fun factoid is the Carousel victims were actually really floating in the air being they were connected with wires, apparently at one point they got really entangled. Considering how intricate this scene looks this should really come as no surprise. What does come as a surprise is that no one got hurt shooting this scene, given how you hear about accidents at Cirque du Soleil and such.

Will keep you posted on what I think of Westworld, I actually really like these cheesy old sci-fi flicks.
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movingtarget wrote:Logan's Run a fun B-grader.......Westworld was better. Futureworld was awful.
The trivia section at IMDb is usually fun to read, apparently the sets and special effects for Logan's Run were the most costly at the time. I can just imagine someone lovingly constructing the city sets out of cardboard boxes...

A fun factoid is the Carousel victims were actually really floating in the air being they were connected with wires, apparently at one point they got really entangled. Considering how intricate this scene looks this should really come as no surprise. What does come as a surprise is that no one got hurt shooting this scene, given how you hear about accidents at Cirque du Soleil and such.

Will keep you posted on what I think of Westworld, I actually really like these cheesy old sci-fi flicks.



Not surprised at all by that. Those some very good special effects for the time. Also not surprised the Carousel victims were on wires with how they went all out for the special effects. However, you are correct that it is a bit of a surprise no one was hurt.
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26 Nov 2018 21:22

The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street were amazing movies as well.

The most recent movies I have seen are The Last Jedi and Doom. I haven't been as fond of Episode 7 or 8 as I am for the other Star Wars movies. I like Doom depsite the hate it gets even though there isn't much you can do movie wise with Doom 1 or 2 while the Doom movie was based off Doom 3.

The next movies I am going to watch is The Hobbit and than Lord of the Rings with the extended editions.
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SHAD0W93 wrote:The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street were amazing movies as well.

The most recent movies I have seen are The Last Jedi and Doom. I haven't been as fond of Episode 7 or 8 as I am for the other Star Wars movies. I like Doom depsite the hate it gets even though there isn't much you can do movie wise with Doom 1 or 2 while the Doom movie was based off Doom 3.

The next movies I am going to watch is The Hobbit and than Lord of the Rings with the extended editions.


Never saw The Aviator. Wolf of Wall Street I liked in parts but wouldn't watch it again. Went off Star Wars after the second trilogy. Really only liked the first two movies. Enjoyed Lord of The Rings up to a point, The Hobbit not quite as much. Think I liked the first LOTR movie the most and the second Hobbit movie. Original Star Wars movie was my favourite but Empire Strikes Back was also good. The first Resident Evil movie was also fun. Haven't seen Doom. The Alien movies were more my thing but I found the prequels a bit disappointing even though they looked great. Blade Runner sequel was pretty good but I preferred the original.
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movingtarget wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street were amazing movies as well.

The most recent movies I have seen are The Last Jedi and Doom. I haven't been as fond of Episode 7 or 8 as I am for the other Star Wars movies. I like Doom depsite the hate it gets even though there isn't much you can do movie wise with Doom 1 or 2 while the Doom movie was based off Doom 3.

The next movies I am going to watch is The Hobbit and than Lord of the Rings with the extended editions.


Never saw The Aviator. Wolf of Wall Street I liked in parts but wouldn't watch it again. Went off Star Wars after the second trilogy. Really only liked the first two movies. Enjoyed Lord of The Rings up to a point, The Hobbit not quite as much. Think I liked the first LOTR movie the most and the second Hobbit movie. Original Star Wars movie was my favourite but Empire Strikes Back was also good. The first Resident Evil movie was also fun. Haven't seen Doom. The Alien movies were more my thing but I found the prequels a bit disappointing even though they looked great. Blade Runner sequel was pretty good but I preferred the original.


The Aviator is a tamer Wolf of Wall Street with less drugs and alcohol. The movie is also really factual with events about Howard Hughes.

I was 8 when Episode 1 came out and started watching Star Wars when I was like 3 so was very into it. I really enjoy the Tolkien movies and books with the last one in each trilogy my favorite. If you liked those movies than you should enjoy Doom. The Rock and Karl Urban have good performances in the movie.
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28 Nov 2018 14:19

Westworld (1973) - Despite the cheesy special effects (which are totally understandable given the era, and which I think makes them endearing), it's actually a pretty enjoyable sci-fi flick. I kinda wish more of the action had taken place in the other themed worlds being I'm not a huge fan of the wild, wild west, but other than that it wasn't bad at all. Yul Brynner was perfectly menacing.

Fun factoid about this flick - apparently they had used a real snake that had been milked prior to filming, evidently it did actually bite James Brolin despite his arm being wrapped in leather. Couldn't they have used a rubber one? That kind of method acting just isn't terribly necessary, imo.

I don't get HBO, I take it there is a series now that is a sequel to the film and is actually pretty good?
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Tricycle Rider wrote:Westworld (1973) - Despite the cheesy special effects (which are totally understandable given the era, and which I think makes them endearing), it's actually a pretty enjoyable sci-fi flick. I kinda wish more of the action had taken place in the other themed worlds being I'm not a huge fan of the wild, wild west, but other than that it wasn't bad at all. Yul Brynner was perfectly menacing.

Fun factoid about this flick - apparently they had used a real snake that had been milked prior to filming, evidently it did actually bite James Brolin despite his arm being wrapped in leather. Couldn't they have used a rubber one? That kind of method acting just isn't terribly necessary, imo.

I don't get HBO, I take it there is a series now that is a sequel to the film and is actually pretty good?


I tried to watch the series but didn't like it. Seems to have a cult following. The movie still stands up. One of Yul Brynner's best movies. James Brolin was good as well.
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