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12 hours ago, Ivan Ooze said:

New rambo is good
New terminator is trasshhh

I heard all Terminator films after Judgement Day are trash.

The recent Terminator: Resistance game is good tho. Although apparently the same devs made a trash Rambo game prior to that. Irony.

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it's rare that a really good film has an even better sequel, but this is one of those rare moments. this time it's linnea quigley and ginger allen as rookie cops going after spanish fly- a villainess who spikes the los angeles police force's water cooler with a powerful aphrodisiac and threatens to do the same for the city's water system. 

what puts this film over the previous endeavor is the 'friendly' rivalry betwix holly and didi (allen and quigley) as they attempt to graduate to full members of the police force, get credit for catching spanish fly in her perverse acts, and out-doing bimbocop: a superhuman cyborg law enforcing bimbo.

an easy 36-24-36 from here and a classic 'eye candy hall of fame' masterpiece

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On 1/20/2020 at 10:25 AM, Taupe Beats said:

In a vaguely similar context, I really want to see this:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091459/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Got around to this. Nina Menkes is an unheralded gem of a filmmaker. For a film that obv. had next to $0 budget, the framing/locations are amazing. Once again her sister plays the protagonist, with a singular style where it seems like she's been transported into a completely unfamiliar culture and speaks in riddles.

I liked the incongruity with how the events of the film unfold. Coupled with how the two existences the protagonist encountered are basically the same.

@Nebraska I'd be curious of your take on this one. It's shot entirely in East LA in the mid-80's, and I highly doubt there's anything like it.

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1 hour ago, Taupe Beats said:

 

@Nebraska I'd be curious of your take on this one. It's shot entirely in East LA in the mid-80's, and I highly doubt there's anything like it.

will keep you posted as soon i check it out. thanks for the recommendation 

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this was pretty entertaining and not at all what i expected. it's has all the hallmarks of a sleazy b-movie but it's played pretty dramatically and has a lot of 70s tv regulars like della reese (playing a hardened repeat offender), lynne moody (being as sexually demure as ever) and deborah raffin as her co-ed best friend. 

the storyline falls somewhere between 'jeepers creepers' and any women-in-prison film with two college coeds from UCLA passing through small town USA and getting 'unfairly' detained for trespassing by the local corrupt 'sheriff' playing to perfection by chuck connors. 

this was a tv movie, but when it started to get popular (surprisingly being one of the most popular films in china for that year) they added some TnA and violence for good measure. good stuff

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14 hours ago, Squee said:

Uncut Gems - marvelous!

It was tense, messy and without a single likable character... and so cool! That soundtrack was certainly unexpected. 

I didn't really enjoy 1917... 

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Nicolas Cage’s meta movie about Nicolas Cage gets 2021 release date

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Lionsgate has set a March 19, 2021 wide-release date for “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” the meta action comedy that stars Nicolas Cage as a version of himself.

https://nypost.com/2020/02/03/nicolas-cages-meta-movie-about-nicolas-cage-gets-2021-release-date/

 

Also, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8114980/

A quiet drifter is tricked into a janitorial job at the now condemned Wally's Wonderland. The mundane tasks suddenly become an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics. Fists fly, kicks land, titans clash -- and only one side will make it out alive.

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On 2/4/2020 at 11:09 PM, QQQ said:

The Lighthouse was incredible

Incredibly divisive, anyway. Some people (like you) think it’s fantastic, others (like me) think it’s excruciating and juvenile. Haven’t heard of anyone who found it meh yet.

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I finally caught up on some movie watching:

Joker - massively overhyped, beautifully shot, but too damn depressing and honestly I felt if they hadn't shoehorned Thomas/Bruce Wayne in, it could have been about anybody and not really a Joker origin story. Great acting on Phoenix's part, but other than that nothing I want to watch again.

Terminator: Dark Fate - I went it with guarded expectations considering it bombed at the box office and got withering reviews, but I really like it! A worthy follow up to Terminator 2, and worth a watch. I think the previous movie shitcanned this one's chances of ever being seen for what it is. About the only thing I didn't like was the subtitle of the movie.

Ford vs Ferrari - Excellent story, beautifully shot, and spot-on with the right stuff from the era. Matt Damon and Christian Bale are excellent in their roles.

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I'm having some issues with the current de-aging technology. Unable to watch the Irishman with Madame Tussauds de Niro in the lead. Jfc, way to break immersion.

Oh yeah, I accidentally downloaded the high frame rate version of Gemini man and watched it while texting, movie is piss poor, and the high frame rate makes it look like amateur hour. De-aged will smith looks more convincing than the above though (in the low light shots). I wanted a stupid action film, but this was just sad.

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