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Post by Kory » 09 Jan 2018, 12:43am

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Videodrome (1983) James Woods is Max Renn, a sleazy cable TV channel executive looking for soft-core porn and the like to fill up his programming schedule when he stumbles upon “Videodrome”, a no-frills S&M/Torture show with no plot. Turns out the show causes the viewer to hallucinate heavily, and soon enough Renn finds himself a pawn in a conspiracy plot, and can’t tell fantasy from reality. Blondie’s Debbie Harry is a radio psychologist he’s sleeping with, who also falls under the spell of Videodrome. She shows a boob. I suppose David Cronenberg is the father of body horror, and this is about as body horror as you can get. “Long live the new flesh.”
True enough, but everyone knows the best Cronenberg film is Dead Ringers.
i fucking LOVE Dead Ringers!
Jeremy Irons and Jeremy Irons are both fantastic actors.
I think Jeremy Irons is clearly more talented than Jeremy Irons.
Whoa, that's bold. Wait 'til Jeremy's Iron hears about this.
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Re: movies

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Jan 2018, 7:35am

Kory wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 12:43am
tepista wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 11:12pm
Kory wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 7:11pm
tepista wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 7:01pm
Kory wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 1:43pm


True enough, but everyone knows the best Cronenberg film is Dead Ringers.
i fucking LOVE Dead Ringers!
Jeremy Irons and Jeremy Irons are both fantastic actors.
I think Jeremy Irons is clearly more talented than Jeremy Irons.
Whoa, that's bold. Wait 'til Jeremy's Iron hears about this.
You know what? I have a ball. Perhaps you'd like to bounce it.
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Post by Kory » 09 Jan 2018, 1:36pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 7:35am
Kory wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 12:43am
tepista wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 11:12pm
Kory wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 7:11pm
tepista wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 7:01pm


i fucking LOVE Dead Ringers!
Jeremy Irons and Jeremy Irons are both fantastic actors.
I think Jeremy Irons is clearly more talented than Jeremy Irons.
Whoa, that's bold. Wait 'til Jeremy's Iron hears about this.
You know what? I have a ball. Perhaps you'd like to bounce it.
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Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jan 2018, 9:25am

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Watched this morning. A wonderful and weird document somewhat previewing how Americans would turn cynical toward politics. I'd say this movie was inspired by Theodore White's genre-creating The Making of the President 1960, the first in-depth examination of a presidential campaign as it happens, with all the daily dramas and backroom deals. Henry Fonda is a highly principled candidate for his party's presidential nomination at a deadlocked convention. Cliff Robertson is his rival, a phony populist, a conniving bastard who is willing to make deals of dubious ethics to get over the top. Fonda is Adlai Stevenson and Robertson is definitely Nixon (but also more than a little Kennedy). Gore Vidal wrote the screenplay and you can see him cackling to himself when he inserts a deep, dark secret of homosexual scandal into the Nixon character. Will principle or power politics win out?
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Jan 2018, 9:13am

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Doing a lecture next week on life under the Bomb, so I decided to re-watch Them. I can tell you one thing: cats don't like ant sounds. At all.
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Post by tepista » 20 Jan 2018, 1:34pm

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Doing a lecture next week on life under the Bomb, so I decided to re-watch Them. I can tell you one thing: cats don't like ant sounds. At all.
I like the comedy, when the professor won't say "over" on the walkie talkie
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Post by tepista » 20 Jan 2018, 1:38pm

Mayhem (2017) A virus that causes people to act on their violent impulses spreads through an office buildings, and all the petty squabbles (and some not so petty) of a law firm full of jerks boils over into murder and…., uh…mayhem. Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) needs to get to the top floor to plead his case of wrongful termination to the Board of Directors. He teams up with Samara Weaving (The Babysitter) who had her house foreclosed and wants to see the Board too. They kill their way to the top. It’s exactly the film I thought it would be, good enough for a one time watch. I like The Belko Experiment better.

Death Spa (1989) A Hi-Tec L.A. health club becomes the scene of several gruesome deaths. The owner’s recently deceased wife’s angry brother who runs all the gadgets from a control room appears to be an early suspect, but as the killings continue, they appear that they might be supernatural. Loaded with gore FX, nudity, and dripping of 80s. In fact, I would swear this was made in 84 or 85 rather than 89, but I can’t dispute the internet. I had a blast with this one, can’t believe I had never seen it.

Never Too Young to Die (1986) Gene Simmons is a transvestite rock star with legions of followers. He plans to poison the water supply in order to make the government pay ransom…or something like that. George Lazenby aka The Worst Bond (until decades later, but that’s a different argument) is a spy who dies trying to foil the plot, and his son, John Stamos, a college gymnast, teams up with Lazenby’s partner, Vanity, to stop the evil villain. Sounds great, I know, but it was more like torture. Vanity’s tits were the saving grace here. Also with Robert Englund.

1922 (2017) A farmer’s wife wants to leave him and take their 14 year old son to big city Omaha, so he convinces the boy to help murder her. They get away with it, but everything goes to shit shortly after. There was some horror stuff, but possibly his imagination. This adaptation of a Stephen King novella might have been better suited for an anthology, it just dragged and dragged. Did anyone notice that only the farmer (Thomas Jane) had a country accent? He sounded like Boomhower, in fact, I could barely understand him. His wife, son, neighbor farmers, sheriff, every one of them sounded like city slickers!

The Twilight People (1972) Prolific Filipino exploitation film maker Eddie Romero brings us this Dr. Moreau rip-off about an adventurer who is kidnapped and held on an island by a mad scientist who transforms humans into animal-hybrids. The scientist’s pretty daughter (Petticoat Junction’s Pat Woodell) uncages the animals and helps them escape though the jungle, while being chased by armed assassins every step of the way. Wolf Woman and Antelope Boy have a relationship, but Panther Woman (Pam Grier) wants to eat Antelope Boy, setting up a showdown between Wolf and Panther. The make-up FX are laughable, but when Bat Person soars through the jungle trees on a wire it’s suddenly all worth it.

The Boogey Man (1980) Lacey still has nightmares about when her brother stabbed her mother’s abusive lover to death 20 years ago. Psychiatrist John Carradine advises her to go to her childhood home to exorcize her demons, but what she does instead is smash a mirror to bits. The spirit of the deceased lived in the mirror, and is released to commit gory murders on Lacey’s loved ones, as well as a bunch of innocent bystanders. Fun kills, but no nudity, just underwear. Pretty leading lady Suzanna Love was director Ulli Lommel’s wife at the time. Ulli passed away in December 2017. He was a facebook friend of mine for reasons I can’t remember.

The Mutilator aka Fall Break (1984) As a boy, Little Ed accidentally shot and killed his mom while cleaning Big Ed’s rifle collection, and was never forgiven. Now as a college student, Ed Jr is requested to do some chores at dad’s beach condo, and he invites his girlfriend and two other couples to join. Bad news is that Big Ed is waiting in the wings and wants to murder them all. Some nudity, good gore, and lots of North Carolina accents! A horrible and out of place song called “Fall Break” is played over the opening and closing credits, what a bad title for a slasher.

Frightmare (1983) A horror acting legend dies and a group of co-ed movie geeks/ghouls steal his corpse and hang out with it for a night. His wife and a medium bring the corpse back to life and he kills the kids. A comedy, I didn’t think it was funny. A couple gore scenes and an unremarkable nude scene. This is the youngest you’ll ever see Jeffrey Combs. Ferdy Mayne, a veteran of nearly 300 titles, plays the killer.

Cathy’s Curse (1977) A daddy and daughter die in a fiery car crash and 20 some odd years later the youngest son moves back into the family house with his own wife and daughter, Cathy. She finds a creepy doll with its eyes sewn shut and it somehow releases the vengeful spirit of her dead aunt, witch possess her and causes her to kill people. A little bit of gore in this kind of dull Canadian oddity, but the most entertaining bits are when the foul mouth little girl call the neighbor lady a “fag whore”, etc.

Bite (2015) Casey gets bit by a bug on her tropical bachelorette vacation, and when she comes home she transforms into a creature and lays about a million eggs. I’m a fan of gross-out horror, and though it tried I didn’t think it was gross enough. The eggs just looked like caviar or boba! It was OK, I wouldn’t watch it twice.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Jan 2018, 1:53pm

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Never Too Young to Die (1986) Gene Simmons is a transvestite rock star with legions of followers.
Right. Now, what about the movie?
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Post by tepista » 20 Jan 2018, 1:55pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Jan 2018, 1:53pm
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Never Too Young to Die (1986) Gene Simmons is a transvestite rock star with legions of followers.
Right. Now, what about the movie?
and all i gotta do is...act naturally
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Post by 101Walterton » 23 Jan 2018, 4:34am

I went to watch the new Winston Churchill film Darkest Hour, great film.

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I went to watch the new Winston Churchill film Darkest Hour, great film.
Was Oldman believable as Chruchill? For all of his great roles, I still see him as Sid Vicious. :shifty:
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Post by 101Walterton » 23 Jan 2018, 1:59pm

JennyB wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 10:54am
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I went to watch the new Winston Churchill film Darkest Hour, great film.
Was Oldman believable as Chruchill? For all of his great roles, I still see him as Sid Vicious. :shifty:
Definitely he was brilliant.

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Post by 101Walterton » 23 Jan 2018, 3:03pm

What I did like about the film was the way Churchill portrayed as human and fragile and full of self doubt unlike most films.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Jan 2018, 9:00am

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I'm giving my nuclear America lecture today and decided to watch Fail Safe this morning. There's an argument to be made that it's a much more unnerving and better movie than Dr. Strangelove because it plays it all straight up. Where Dr. Strangelove relies on one lunatic circumventing the system to set it all off, Fail Safe's logic is that the system worked. One small accident mushrooms into catastrophe because everybody involved, including he Russians, follow procedure and act properly within the insane logic of the system. And there's nothing an individual can do … as long as they believe adherence to that system is the greatest ideal. This isn't to say Dr. Strangelove is a weak film—the black humour that predominates works to emphasize the lunacy of it all—but Fail Safe is more chilling because it doesn't rely on a breakdown, but rather illustrates the terror of obedience to an insane system.
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Post by Silent Majority » 31 Jan 2018, 8:54am

I don't have much to say about it - apart from Frances McDormand being excellent - but I thought Three Billboards was excellent. First film in ages that I've watched without a break.
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