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Old 04-05-18, 03:20 PM
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What Movies Did You Watch in April 2018?

As a horror movie junkie, I come across a lot of off beat Horror movies as well as the run in the mill straight to video. I will share my thoughts of the ones that I see this month. So, if you seen a movie new or old and want to share your thoughts go ahead, and if its horror, even better!!!!

I will edit in my horror views here with my rating scale on how I liked it.....

8 = Donnie Darko
7 = Excellent !!!!!
6 = Great
5 = pretty Good
4 = OK/Good
3 = not good
2 = Bad
1 = Unwatchable

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#3759 Razorback (Australia-1984) ... 5.5/8

#3760 Annabelle 2: Creation (US-2017) ... 6.0/8

#3761 Cell (US-2016) ... 5.0/8

#3762 The Lodger (US-1944) ... 5.5/8

#3763 Dude Bro Massacre III (US-2015) ... 1.0/8

#3764 The Ghost of Potter's Field (US-1973) ... 5.0/8

#3765 The Remains (US-2016) ... 3.0/8

#3766 Subspecies 4: The Awakening (Romania-1998) ... 5.0/8

#3767 Death Curse of Tartu (US-1966) ... 5.0/8

#3768 Family Demons (Australia-2009) ... 4.0/8

#3769 Like.Share.Follow. (US-2017) ... 4.0/8

#3770 Don't Breathe (US-2016) ... 5.0/8

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Old 04-05-18, 03:28 PM
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Razorback (Australia-1984)

Horror: A man attempts to clear his name by hunting a large razorback that he claims took his grandson. Well, it wasn't the Dingo this time.... sometimes the monsters are the ones that walk on two legs. Lot going on with this one ... 5.5/8
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Old 04-05-18, 09:38 PM
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TCM will be showing some horror flicks on Friday.....

Freaks FRI 8 PM
Night of the Strangler FRI night/SAT morning 2 AM
Strangler 3:45 AM
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Old 04-06-18, 10:37 AM
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Searchers (1956) - John Ford's masterpiece and the zenith of John Wayne's acting career.

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Old 04-06-18, 06:06 PM
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Observe and Report- comedy scale, 6.75/8. Pretty underrated in terms of comedy.
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Old 04-06-18, 09:35 PM
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A Quiet Place - 7/8 - Very original and suspenseful
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Old 04-06-18, 09:48 PM
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Midnight Lace (1960) - With Price Hill's own Doris Day and Rex Harrison. It would have been done better by Hitchcock but still is a passable suspense/thriller.

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Old 04-07-18, 10:23 AM
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Annabelle 2: Creation (2017)

Horror: Part of the The Conjuring universe. Usually it is not until the 3rd one of the series that we get a prequel but Creation is actually a prequel. Dolls scare the crap out of me so I was ready for this one. Late at night, lights out, surround sound up.... popcorn, lets scare the crap out of me!!!! Now dolls running around like in Childs Play or Puppet Master is not going to do it for me but what really scares me is a doll sitting on a rocking chair, camera pans away and then back on the doll and now the doll is still sitting on the rocking chair but is now looking at you.... Not going to give a plot to this one but I really enjoyed. It had some issues but in the end I liked probably more than most.... 6.0/8
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Old 04-07-18, 12:27 PM
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Searchers (1956) - John Ford's masterpiece and the zenith of John Wayne's acting career.

8/8
The use of color and shadows in this movie is fantastic. Went to a big screen showing of this back in the 1990's and was awed by the visual scope of the film.

If I had to pick who was America's greatest movie director it would be John Ford.
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The use of color and shadows in this movie is fantastic. Went to a big screen showing of this back in the 1990's and was awed by the visual scope of the film.

If I had to pick who was America's greatest movie director it would be John Ford.
I agree to a great extent. My only criticism would be with his overuse of his favorite stage being Monument Valley. Yes, the grandeur of Monument Valley is breathtaking and is a great back drop for his cavalry trilogy or even this film for those scenes which involve the movement of troops, or battle scenes, but the idea that someone would actually choose it for a place to start a ranch is absurd. I, know, it is a small detail when compared to the merits of the film and the artistry used in filming and directing it. Its just that when one of the ranchers bemoans his home in that desert, I can only think "why the heck did you decide to homestead in a frickin desert".

PS: Orson Wells and Hitchcock (yeah he was born in England but was very much an American director before he died) are also pretty darn good.
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Old 04-07-18, 01:31 PM
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I agree to a great extent. My only criticism would be with his overuse of his favorite stage being Monument Valley. Yes, the grandeur of Monument Valley is breathtaking and is a great back drop for his cavalry trilogy or even this film for those scenes which involve the movement of troops, or battle scenes, but the idea that someone would actually choose it for a place to start a ranch is absurd. I, know, it is a small detail when compared to the merits of the film and the artistry used in filming and directing it. Its just that when one of the ranchers bemoans his home in that desert, I can only think "why the heck did you decide to homestead in a frickin desert".

PS: Orson Wells and Hitchcock (yeah he was born in England but was very much an American director before he died) are also pretty darn good.
I think the point of having the homestead in a place that wasn't feasible was the crushing poverty and desperation of these frontier people who tried to carve a life out of inhospitable territory. Early in the film Ethan mentioned he had passed several farms that were empty as their owners had given up and left. His brother replied that "Martha just wouldn't let a man quit". Later the old women states how it will take the bones of the current Texicans to create the conditions for later folks to thrive in what they themselves saw as a God forsaken land.

As for directors, while Wells & Hitchcock are great and among the best this country has ever had I still would take Ford over them because in comparison to Wells, Ford simply had a much longer & more productive career (let's compare Fords 20th best movie to Well's 20th best movie). As for Hitchcock, I just think Ford was better. Not by much but enough for me to place him at the top of the heap.
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Old 04-08-18, 12:50 PM
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Drugstore Cowboy- 5.75/8
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Blockers: 4/8

Not bad but nothing special. John Cena, whole funny, you can still tell heís forcing his jokes rather than it coming naturally.



Game Night: 6/8


Easily the funniest movie Iíve seen in recent memory. Definitely worth seeing.


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Old 04-09-18, 09:40 AM
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Cell (2016)

Horror: Stephen King adaptation. Everybody who was or gets on a cell just goes violently berserk. John Cusak and Morgan Freeman play two guys who happened to not been on a cell and had figured out what is going on. This one had serious continuity problems. It was like certain scenes that connected one action to another were left out or never shot in the first place. Certain things did not make sense... why walk in the beginning when there was cars everywhere to be taken???? Anyhow, I am a huge fan of both Cusak and Freeman and a few times I asked "How did you guys get conned into doing this mess" but somehow I still liked it and they were the reason why..... 5.0/8

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The Lodger (1944)

Horror: A couple suspect that their new lodger is Jack The Ripper. Nicely done with a really chilling scene for 1944... 5.5/8
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Observe and Report- comedy scale, 6.75/8. Pretty underrated in terms of comedy.
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Chappaquiddick. 5/8.

Jason Clark does a nice job with his portrayal of The Lion of the senate. Wanted to see how Hollywood would handle something like this and it was interesting though pretty ambiguous. Saw an interview with Jason Clark comparing Teddy to the Donald so we thought we would check it out.

Nothing special but an interesting look at absolute power and corruption.
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Blockers: 4/8

Not bad but nothing special. John Cena, whole funny, you can still tell heís forcing his jokes rather than it coming naturally.



Game Night: 6/8


Easily the funniest movie Iíve seen in recent memory. Definitely worth seeing.


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I'll go for opposite. Jason Bateman is the same in every movie. Thought game night was pretty awful

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A Quiet Place

3/8

Props for trying something different, but this will only scare you if you are a complete pansy. Plus the family did some of the dumbest things you can think of and there were plots holes everywhere

A few lazy jump scares but not scary at all. And the kids are so dumb you may be cheering them to die (seriously )


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To each their own. I agree that Jason Bateman doesnít show a wide range in most of his films, but I find that his comedic timing is damn near perfect and lands every joke.


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Holiday Inn (1942) - I pleasant trifle of a movie which was really a vehicle for Irvine Berlin's wonderful songs. Seeing Bing Crosby do a buddy film without Bob Hope was interesting and Fred Astaire "drunk dancing" was kind of fun.

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Been crackling. I rarely find a movie on Netflix I care to watch but Crackle has some.

6/8 The Social Network. I wanted to slap most of the characters so I would say kudos to the acting jobs. It never seemed slow so points there. I'm not really clear the purpose of the opening scene. Seems a terrible wasting of a real good actor in Mara.

Doom: 5/8 panned almost universally but I liked it. Not a movie I would expect great acting. I'm looking for great characters and it supplied IMO. It felt like the game to me. I see the point about the extra characters, a trope to war movies everywhen but kind of necessary if they're going to actuall have a movie. Extra point for the first person run through the facility with a chain saw. I laughed at the unexpected.
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For those who haven’t seen it, The Florida Project is on Prime Video. I thought it was the best movie all yr.
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The Remains (2016)

Horror: Family moves into a house and of course it is haunted.... I can watch haunted house movies every day so the same things that happen in them don't bug me. What really got me in this one was when the family ordered delivery, the bill was $13.75 and the dad gives him $40 expecting change.... what??? What makes a good haunted house movie compared to a bad one is how believable the action of the characters are. Following the scene that took place in the attic there is absolutely no way anyone with young children would of remained in the house or still let their children sleep by themselves.... This killed it for me. It wasn't that bad but come on, pay the bill with a $20 dude.... maybe it was some inside joke of the writers but it really bugged me..... 3.0/8
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The Ghost of Potter's Field (1973)

Horror: A man becomes haunted following a visit to a cemetery. Hey, it's Chester from "Soap"... you never know who you will see in these older films!!!!! Pretty good in my book ... 5.0/8

Dude Bro Massacre III (2015)

Comedy/Horror: I get it, just another attempt to make fun of horror flicks by using the stupid funny crap that is just plain annoying. No, you guessed it... I do not like these type of films. I had to turn on the other TV half way through it just in order to finish it. The opening sequence was about the only thing I somewhat liked but the rest of the 90 minutes plus was just a waste.... 1.0/8
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Jesse Plemons was really the only funny thing about that movie.
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Ready Player One: 5.5/8

Not sure I ever reviewed this in the March thread. A great nostalgia trip for anyone who was under 30 in the 80ís. Probably more than 100 Easter eggs from film, tv, video games and music. The story itself also works on its own.


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Not Oscar bait obviously, but itís a fun time and your typical summer blockbuster. Good fun if you loved the game as a kid. Weak point is the human villains. Making Ackerman is good, but her brother was lame and Joe Mangenello is completely wasted. The Rockís friendship with George is wonderfully developed and feels genuine.

Language was much more than I expected. Borders rated R, if youíre considering kids.


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Bosch S4: 6.75/8. High quality show. The plot is nothing groundbreaking, but the acting is solid, the storylines are intriguing, and it gets better every season.
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