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Post by Marky Dread » 14 Jan 2019, 4:19pm

The Super. On Netflix think tep would like it.
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Post by tepista » 14 Jan 2019, 11:57pm

Marky Dread wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 4:19pm
The Super. On Netflix think tep would like it.
Joe Pesci as a slumlord?

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Post by Marky Dread » 15 Jan 2019, 9:59am

tepista wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:57pm
Marky Dread wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 4:19pm
The Super. On Netflix think tep would like it.
Joe Pesci as a slumlord?

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Ha no funnily enough that was my first thought when I saw the title. Pesci is great in that movie very funny.

This new Netflix film is a horror.
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Post by matedog » 15 Jan 2019, 11:42am

tepista wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:57pm
Marky Dread wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 4:19pm
The Super. On Netflix think tep would like it.
Joe Pesci as a slumlord?

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I just remember the trailer when that movie came out. Something along the lines of:
"Do you know why they call me the milkman?" - Large black man
"No" - Pesci
"Because I killed the milkman."
"Oooh" - Pesci
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by matedog » 15 Jan 2019, 11:45am

Close enough for remembering a 25 year old trailer:


Doesn't Pesci dunk in this movie too?

Edit: Christ, he does:
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by tepista » 15 Jan 2019, 12:39pm

"One dog goes one way, the other dog goes the other way, and this guy's sayin', "Whadda ya want from me?'"


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Post by WestwayKid » 16 Jan 2019, 3:18pm

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We saw this last night and it was completely fantastic. I'm not really a superhero guy - but I was really blown away by this film. The story was clever and engaging. The animation was incredible - they truly figured out how to bring the look & feel of a comic book to life. I really can't say enough about the visuals - they were beautiful. The soundtrack was great. Honestly - one of the best movies I've seen in quite some time (and we see quite a few movies). It definitely begs the question of when animated films will be taken as seriously as traditional films because this one was as good (if not better) than a lot of the traditional movies out there. Highly recommended.
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Post by Marky Dread » 16 Jan 2019, 3:36pm

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Post by Kory » 16 Jan 2019, 5:02pm

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We saw this last night and it was completely fantastic. I'm not really a superhero guy - but I was really blown away by this film. The story was clever and engaging. The animation was incredible - they truly figured out how to bring the look & feel of a comic book to life. I really can't say enough about the visuals - they were beautiful. The soundtrack was great. Honestly - one of the best movies I've seen in quite some time (and we see quite a few movies). It definitely begs the question of when animated films will be taken as seriously as traditional films because this one was as good (if not better) than a lot of the traditional movies out there. Highly recommended.
I assume it will be when the majority of them are this good instead of the minority. It's the rarity of this kind of quality that's making people take notice.
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Post by WestwayKid » 16 Jan 2019, 5:41pm

Kory wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 5:02pm
WestwayKid wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 3:18pm
Spiderman.jpg

We saw this last night and it was completely fantastic. I'm not really a superhero guy - but I was really blown away by this film. The story was clever and engaging. The animation was incredible - they truly figured out how to bring the look & feel of a comic book to life. I really can't say enough about the visuals - they were beautiful. The soundtrack was great. Honestly - one of the best movies I've seen in quite some time (and we see quite a few movies). It definitely begs the question of when animated films will be taken as seriously as traditional films because this one was as good (if not better) than a lot of the traditional movies out there. Highly recommended.
I assume it will be when the majority of them are this good instead of the minority. It's the rarity of this kind of quality that's making people take notice.
Agreed. I see a lot of animated movies as I have 2 young kids and it is the exception to see one as skillfully executed as this film was...but maybe as filmmakers start pushing the boundaries of animation more often - we'll start getting more exceptional films. Isle of Dogs from last year is another great example (in my opinion) of an animated film being on par with a traditional film.
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Post by tepista » 26 Jan 2019, 6:51pm

The Green Inferno (2013) Eli Roth’s homage to the Italian cannibal films of the 70s and 80s, and although it was gory, it was much less gut-wrenching than its predecessors. Lorenza Izzo plays Justine, a rich college student who tries to make a difference by joining an activist group, and her first mission includes flying to the Amazon to prevent big business militants from leveling the rainforest and displacing the natives who live there. After a series of unfortunate events, the students wind up on the dinner plates of the natives they intended to save! Lots of fun, and not so nauseating that it would be difficult to watch. Thumbs up. I think I liked it even better the second time.

Slither (2006) A space entity turns small town rich guy Michael Rooker into a slimy, gross alien being who wants to eat raw meat and impregnate women with little slugs. Elizabeth Banks is his pretty wife and Nathan Fillion is the Sherriff. Sit back and enjoy. James Gunn’s attempt to replicate 80s body horror hits the mark in my book.

The Crippled Avengers (1978) An evil landowner maims the sons of his enemies, who study kung fu for three years before returning for revenge. One blind, one legless, one deaf & dumb, and one a babbling idiot, but together a potent team! If you like arms and legs getting chopped off, this one’s for you. And if you liked Five Deadly Venoms (which you should) this has most of the same cast. From the Shaw Brothers.

Night of the Devils (1972) A man with car trouble finds himself stranded in the forest where only a single family reside, and they won’t go out past sundown. Well of course it’s vampires! Gory and nudity, like an Italian flick should be, and a strong start and finish make up for a lull in the middle. Fans of eurosleaze won’t be disappointed.

Slumber Party Masscare (1982) A bunch of pretty girls fend for themselves against an escaped psycho with no apparent motive in a Canadian Tuxedo with a power drill. Lots of nudity (including Brinke Stevens), lots of blood, and lots of conversation about last night’s Dodger game. That’s what girls talk about at slumber parties? The little sister had a DEVO poster in her bedroom, so she was obviously the coolest one. Written and directed by Amy Jones who would go on to write Mystic Pizza and Beethoven (yes, the one about the St.Bernard) and produced by Roger Corman.

Bird Box (2018) Netflix’s smash hit about Sandra Bullock navigating the apocalypse in a blindfold delivers the goods as far as I’m concerned. I don’t care about allegories or plot holes, I thought it was fun. Thumbs up. Maybe a bit on the long side.

The House That Dripped Blood (1971) Amicus anthology about a house that hosted four tales of terror. Denholm Elliott is a novelist whose killer comes to life to terrorize him. Then Peter Cushing finds a lost love on display in a house of wax. Next, widower Christopher Lee shelters his daughter from the outside world, and we find out it’s for a very good reason. Finally, a film actor buys a vampire cloak which turns him into a vampire. The last segment was humorous and had the gorgeous Ingrid Pitt, the Christopher Lee segment was the best one. Robert Bloch (Psycho) wrote the screenplay.

Death Race 2000 (1975) Roger Corman’s brilliant dystopian satire about a cross country auto race where the drivers score points by killing pedestrians. The drivers have pro-wrestling-type personas and legions of fans who cheer and boo them, led by Frankenstein (David Carradine) who was created by the government to be a racing and killing machine. Sylvester Stallone was just a year away from superstardom, he plays a cartoonish mafia type. Other drivers include cult film faves Mary Worovov as Calamity Jane, and Roberta Collins as Matilda the Hun, who naked wrestle after a heated argument that takes place on a massage table. LA radio personality The Real Don Steele plays the TV announcer, and several more familiar faces show up throughout as well, including the sensei from karate Kid, Gopher from Love Boat, John Landis, Dick Miller, and Paul Bartel (who directed). Loaded with sex and violence, and without a single boring moment in its 80 minute runtime, I had almost forgotten that this is without a doubt one of my favorite movies of all time.

Macabre (1980) Blind trumpet repairman Robert has the hots for Mrs. Baker, who rents a room in his large New Orleans home. He thinks she’s bringing men home for sex, but she’s actually just loudly masturbating to the disgusting shrine she’s made from the hair and personal belongings of her dead boyfriend…and the mysterious item she keeps locked in a freezer. The last half hour of this film is gross as fuck, not quite Buio Omega levels, but in the neighborhood. Bernice Stegers undresses several times throughout. Lamberto Bava’s first feature, unless you count Shock, which may or may not have been directed by his dad.

A Whisper in the Dark aka Un sussurro nel buio (1976) Martino has an imaginary friend, Luca. His parents, sisters and servants humor him to the point that they even set a place for him at the table. Odd thing is that his mother's miscarry from years earlier was supposed to be named Luca, and there's no way Martino could have known that. Some things that may appear supernatural happen, but they might also be easily explained, but soon the mother begins to believe that Luca is actually the ghost of her dead child. Very subtle scares in this one, no shocks, I’m afraid this one is pretty dull. In fact, it wasn’t until over an hour into the runtime that I realized that I had already seen this a few years ago. That’s how little an impression it left.

Revenge (2018) A young woman visiting the vacation house or her married boyfriend finds herself raped by his buddy. A few circumstances later and she’s left for dead in the desert, but as the title of the film Implies…. Well, anyway, this one has blood by the gallons. Suspend your disbelief because at some point in the film it goes from dead serious to cartoonish gore, and it was pretty satisfying. The lead, Matilda Lutz, is an absolute knockout.

Blood Fest (2018) The biggest outdoor horror convention of the year goes on lockdown when the psychotic proprietor/filmmaker has his hundreds of costumed performers slash up the hundreds of patrons. It’s a comedy. Not great, but there was no point in which I felt like turning it off. Not to be confused with Hell Fest.

Asylum (1972) Roy Ward Baker (The Vampire Lovers, Scars of Dracua) directs this anthology for Amicus where a new doctor interviews patients of an asylum to guess which one is the now-committed former head doc! The first story sees a husband chop his wife to pieces to find them all come back to life to attack him and his girlfriend. Next is Peter Cushing in “The Weird Tailor” in which a suit must be made of a certain fabric to be used in a Satanic ritual. This story was previously used in a great episode of Boris Karloff’s Thriller ten years earlier. Then Charlotte Rampling is recovering from a nervous breakdown, but her pal Britt Ekland (The Wicker Man) tries to lure her back into old habits. Finally, Herbert Lom builds little robots with human faces and blood and guts on the inside. Good stuff, written by Robert Bloch (Psycho).

Cold Skin (2017) A surly lighthouse keeper and an intellectual weather observer defend themselves from nightly attacks by fish-people on a remote island in 1914. Strange thing is they keep a domesticated fish-girl as a pet. She wears a sweater for most of the movie, but near the end she shows her fish-tits, which was no big deal unless maybe you’re Troy McLure. I can think of ten fish-people movies off the top of my head that are better than this, I wouldn’t waste my time. This was dullsville.

Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) Courtney, the little sister who survived part one (played by a different actress) is now in a high school rock band, who is staying at one of their dad’s vacation house. The dance around with their tops off (well one of them at least, the rest in underwear) and drink Slice and eat Easy Cheese. My kinda party! Courtney is plagued by nightmares about a rocker who dresses like Andrew Dice Clay and plays an electric guitar that has a power drill for a neck! Somehow this dream manifests into reality. Lots of original songs, and the girls were really cute. I’ve never watched the TV show “Wings”, but the lead actress was in 172 episodes of it. Smaller characters were named Bates, Voorhees, and Krueger. There’s plenty of slashers worse than this from the era.

Sorority House Massacre (1986) A former murder house is now a sorority house and one of the sisters is having premonitions that the killer is returning. He is. I didn’t think it was very good, a fair amount of nudity saved it. Well, not really. Under 80 minutes.

Dinner with a Vampire (1989) A group of young actors and actresses think their auditioning for a movie, but find themselves in a castle doing what the title implies. The vampire (veteran of many a giallo, George Hilton) dares his guests to kill him, but conventional methods learned in Hollywood movies don’t work. This made-for-TV feature length comedy from Lamberto Bava has little bite.

Hell Fest (2018) A group of young people go to a Halloween-themed amusement park and end up stalked and sometimes slashed by a mysterious man in a mask. Simple as that, the characters were alright, a few of the kills were pretty good, and it was never dull. Very decent slasher.

Night of the Hunted (1980) French porn actress Brigitte Lahaie plays a young woman who tries to escape from an institution in which everyone suffers from the same affliction, which is an advanced state of amnesia where no one can even remember two minutes ago. A ton of nudity in this one, and most of it was from Brigitte, who was absolutely smokin’ in this. Add a few violent murders and this dream-like strange effort from Jean Rollin was pretty good, even though I’m not sure I was satisfied with the ending.

Who Saw Her Die? (1972) The most recognizable ginger-kid in all of giallodom, Nicoletta Elmi, is the her. Nobodies favorite Bond, George Lazenby is her dad, and does the sleuthing that the police won’t. A few more murders and a little bit of nudity but this one is middle of the pack at best. Aldo Lado also directed Short Night of Glass Dolls and Night Train Murders.

Burial Ground: Nights of Terror (1981) Three couples stay at a castle where the hungry dead have recently risen, but not before most of the women take their tops off. The most memorable bits from the movie are the one lady who brought a young son who has a perverse sexual desire towards her. The actor is a tiny adult so the aesthetic is just weird throughout, leading to an unforgettable climax. This is practically non-stop gore and/or action from start to finish. I’d seen it 3 or 4 times over the decades but for some reason this time was more enjoyable than ever.

Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015) I avoided this because I mistakenly thought it was about Jersey Shore-types. I was dead wrong. I don’t associate “bro” with the 80s, but anyway…A “lost” gore film that was VHS recorded off cable years ago, with fake commercials and everything. They recount the story of the first two frat massacres and we’re off and running in a surprisingly hilarious comedy loaded with cartoonish gore (including an eye socket in an orange juicer, and a puking frat boy having vomit exit his slashed neck to name a few), a sprinkle of nudity, and a couple of surprising cameos (Larry King, Patton Oswalt, Nina Hartley, Andrew WK) and I was left thoroughly entertained.
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Post by laxman » 26 Jan 2019, 7:04pm

The Lax family went to see A Matter of Life and Death at a special showing at the local Plaza last night. I had forgotten that the first line was borrowed by BAD (This is the universe, big isn't it?) I had remembered "Tea break, here we get it at 5" had been sampled. Clearly a favourite of MJ.

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Post by Marky Dread » 27 Jan 2019, 8:38am

laxman wrote:
26 Jan 2019, 7:04pm
The Lax family went to see A Matter of Life and Death at a special showing at the local Plaza last night. I had forgotten that the first line was borrowed by BAD (This is the universe, big isn't it?) I had remembered "Tea break, here we get it at 5" had been sampled. Clearly a favourite of MJ.
Just watched the trailer for the colourized 4k restoration. It looks brilliant.
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Post by laxman » 27 Jan 2019, 2:08pm

Marky Dread wrote:
27 Jan 2019, 8:38am
laxman wrote:
26 Jan 2019, 7:04pm
The Lax family went to see A Matter of Life and Death at a special showing at the local Plaza last night. I had forgotten that the first line was borrowed by BAD (This is the universe, big isn't it?) I had remembered "Tea break, here we get it at 5" had been sampled. Clearly a favourite of MJ.
Just watched the trailer for the colourized 4k restoration. It looks brilliant.
Nice, will have to see that.

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