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Old 10-20-2015, 09:42 PM   #6281
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I'm also a huuuuge fan of stuff based on history, and Billy the Kid is my favorite historical figure, so I appreciate those movies on a whole other level. Like, they're not 100% historically accurate, but they're about a pretty solid 90-95%, which is still way better than most movies. They really aimed high and did the work on those flicks. I always appreciate that.

It also doesn't hurt that every single person in both films is a terrific actor, and given plenty of juicy lines, which is partly why those movies are so memorable. Like in the second one, where Billy tells Chisolm, "Well let me tell ya somethin', 'Mr. New Mexico'... I wouldn't give a bucket of piss for YOUR future." I'm like "Oh my gaaaaaahhhhd." I mean when the weakest link in your entire cast is f***ing Balthazar Getty, you're STILL way ahead of everyone else.

They're great. There's a lot to be learned from them, both historically and about making films in general. No kiddin'. Some people think the second one is better, I think they're about the same, and I pretty much always watch them as one long movie.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:42 AM   #6282
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Gonna have to check out the sequel then. Good lookin' out Leo
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:45 PM   #6283
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So I saw Eraserhead last night and it honestly just blew my mind. One of the most bizarre surreal and unsettling movies I've ever seen. And it was glorious. Intense atmospheric and kinda haunting, it leaves a lot to interpretation, while giving you just enough to freak you out. Anybody into that sort of movie should check it out.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:24 AM   #6284
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The Gift, a fine thriller with good performances.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:31 PM   #6285
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Saw Ginger Snaps and Nosferatu.
Really liked Ginger Snaps, not so much Nosferatu. I mean I get it, but it's not really my cup of tea. The story was good, I just found it kinda boring.
Ginger Snaps was awesome. Really liked the characters and the suspense building to Ginger's inevitable transformation.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:57 AM   #6286
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SO I saw Insidious last night. I really liked it. It builds suspense and throws the convention of the house being haunted on it's head. It had a good build with a genuine suspense and a good amount of jump scares without being annoying.
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I saw Goosebumps and it was surprisingly entertaining and decent.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:24 PM   #6288
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I'm also a huuuuge fan of stuff based on history, and Billy the Kid is my favorite historical figure, so I appreciate those movies on a whole other level. Like, they're not 100% historically accurate, but they're about a pretty solid 90-95%, which is still way better than most movies. They really aimed high and did the work on those flicks. I always appreciate that.

It also doesn't hurt that every single person in both films is a terrific actor, and given plenty of juicy lines, which is partly why those movies are so memorable. Like in the second one, where Billy tells Chisolm, "Well let me tell ya somethin', 'Mr. New Mexico'... I wouldn't give a bucket of piss for YOUR future." I'm like "Oh my gaaaaaahhhhd." I mean when the weakest link in your entire cast is f***ing Balthazar Getty, you're STILL way ahead of everyone else.

They're great. There's a lot to be learned from them, both historically and about making films in general. No kiddin'. Some people think the second one is better, I think they're about the same, and I pretty much always watch them as one long movie.
If you like movies that are based on history then you need to see Bridge of Spies. It is excellent. Only The Force Awakens can top it as the best movie of the year....IMHO of course.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:30 PM   #6289
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What's it about? Sometimes my interest ebbs or wanes depending on era.
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What's it about? Sometimes my interest ebbs or wanes depending on era.
The lead up, U-2 incident and subsequent swap of government spies in the early 1960s' at the height of the Cold War starring Tom Hanks.

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Old 10-31-2015, 03:59 PM   #6291
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Very, very good movie.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:35 PM   #6292
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I got around to seeing The Room. The rumors were true! I think everyone should watch it at least once.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:49 PM   #6293
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So I saw Eraserhead last night and it honestly just blew my mind. One of the most bizarre surreal and unsettling movies I've ever seen. And it was glorious. Intense atmospheric and kinda haunting, it leaves a lot to interpretation, while giving you just enough to freak you out. Anybody into that sort of movie should check it out.
Ha ha ha, Eraserhead is so ****ing weird, but it's that kind of weird that makes you feel kinda sick inside. Everything about his weird fetal-chicken-llama baby gnaws on my own pregnancy creep-factor. It's such a disturbing movie to watch.

Here kiddies, have some Lynch in your life.
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If you enjoyed Eraserhead, you should definitely take a look at The Forbidden Zone. It's directed by Danny Elfman (He also plays the devil in the movie). It's probably the most incoherent mess of nonsense and ****ed up I ever saw. I can't really tell if there's any kind of discernible plot, but it's...umm...an experience. That's for sure.
And I believe it's the last movie Susan Tyrell did before she lost her legs (And soon after, passed away, tragically. Now if you want really crazy movies, go see her in Night Warning. That's a movie of legendary ridiculousness.)

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Old 11-02-2015, 04:53 PM   #6294
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SOOOO checking that out later.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:58 PM   #6295
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SOOOO checking that out later.
I think they were trying to appeal to the Rocky Horror crowd, but went waaay waaaaaay overboard and the movie fell into the pits of cult infamy where it's only watched by people who enjoy taboo films like Eraserhead and El Topo.

My favorite thing about it is showing people just how insane Danny Elfman is.
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Old 11-02-2015, 05:19 PM   #6296
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On Halloween I saw four movies - Darkness Falls, Prince of Darkness, Jurassic World, and the original Boris Karloff / Mummy movie.

My family has a fun taste in movies...
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:48 PM   #6297
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Never liked Prince of Darkness. I appreciate it for what it is, but I dunno. Demonic water zombies is kinda dumb. But so are zombies in general... It's ok, just had high hopes and was disappointing.
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More than anything PoD was just a weird movie for me to follow along and actually make more sense of it. At least I enjoyed seeing the few scenes that Alice Cooper appeared in simply because he's such a weird dude.

I haven't seen any real smart movie zombies either.

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I was a bit disappointed that he just kinda stood there and essentially did nothing. I liked the story, and some parts of it were genuinely scary. I just thought it could have a been a lot better than it was. Still decent.
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I watched Pixels with my nephew and thought it was a lot of fun. I understand why it gets so much hate, because Sandler can't win no matter what he does and you can't ever please video game babies. Doesn't deserve it. It's so harmless.
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