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Old 07-12-18, 05:02 PM
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The Blob (1958) - Nice mild summer night in Cincinnati last night. It was the perfect night for a drive-in movie, even without the drive-in. So, we watched The Blob, a perfect 1950's monster drive-in movie. The most important question posed by this film, and one I am sure you all want answered, is whether or not Helen Krump can run with Steve McQueen? The answer is most assuredly "no!". Steve McQueen,as Steve, in his feature film debut, is matched, romantically, with Aneta Louise Corsaut, of Helen Krump fame. The result is absolutely no chemistry. Except for Steve, the acting is atrocious. The special effects are not bad for the time and the film was actually shot very well and the direction is pretty good for this type of film. One thing you cannot help noticing is how they reveled in the rare use of color film for a B movie like this. All of the hot rods driven by Steve and his teenage friends in the film were very bright cartoony colors and the Blob itself grows more red as the film goes on.

The trailer says is all:


and the theme song is hilarious:



All in all, a fun summer film.

4.5/8
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Old 07-12-18, 05:15 PM
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The Blob is great... I really loved the re-make as well.
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Old 07-12-18, 09:56 PM
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King Kong (1976)

Horror/Kaiju: It's King Kong so I am going to like it but this one I liked the least. Got a little emotional as instead of Kong climbing the Empire State Building in this one he climbs the Twin Towers. Jessica Lange plays the chick and she was a bit annoying meanwhile Jeff Bridges and Charles Gordin did a pretty good job.... 4.5/8
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Old 07-13-18, 12:54 AM
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The Blob (1958) - Nice mild summer night in Cincinnati last night. It was the perfect night for a drive-in movie, even without the drive-in. So, we watched The Blob, a perfect 1950's monster drive-in movie. The most important question posed by this film, and one I am sure you all want answered, is whether or not Helen Krump can run with Steve McQueen? The answer is most assuredly "no!". Steve McQueen,as Steve, in his feature film debut, is matched, romantically, with Aneta Louise Corsaut, of Helen Krump fame. The result is absolutely no chemistry. Except for Steve, the acting is atrocious. The special effects are not bad for the time and the film was actually shot very well and the direction is pretty good for this type of film. One thing you cannot help noticing is how they reveled in the rare use of color film for a B movie like this. All of the hot rods driven by Steve and his teenage friends in the film were very bright cartoony colors and the Blob itself grows more red as the film goes on.

The trailer says is all:


and the theme song is hilarious:



All in all, a fun summer film.

4.5/8
4.5 out of 8 ... are you kidding me?! Back when we had the first VCRs that could record, my dad taped a rerun of this movie from his TV, diligently hitting ‘stop’ and ‘start’ each time a commercial break began and ended. He’s kept that VHS tape (and VCR) all these years and feels like The Man each time his grandkids tell him they watched this movie in his basement. My kid (now early 20s) just recently mentioned to me how much of an impression this movie made on all of them. Doesn’t multi-generational impact count for more (at least a 5?)?
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King Kong (1976)

Horror/Kaiju: It's King Kong so I am going to like it but this one I liked the least. Got a little emotional as instead of Kong climbing the Empire State Building in this one he climbs the Twin Towers. Jessica Lange plays the chick and she was a bit annoying meanwhile Jeff Bridges and Charles Gordin did a pretty good job.... 4.5/8
Fay Wray and the 1933 original are the best, IMO. Funny how some people only know Lange from American Horror Story, lol.

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Old 07-13-18, 10:05 AM
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4.5 out of 8 ... are you kidding me?! Back when we had the first VCRs that could record, my dad taped a rerun of this movie from his TV, diligently hitting ‘stop’ and ‘start’ each time a commercial break began and ended. He’s kept that VHS tape (and VCR) all these years and feels like The Man each time his grandkids tell him they watched this movie in his basement. My kid (now early 20s) just recently mentioned to me how much of an impression this movie made on all of them. Doesn’t multi-generational impact count for more (at least a 5?)?
You have a point and I almost gave it the additional .5 just for the theme song. It is a really fun movie. What if they had gone all out and gotten other actors on par with Steve McQueen? If they had gotten Natalie Woods or Sandra Dee to play Steve's love interest and Walter Matthau or Brian Keith to play the police chief it would have been a much better movie, but would it have been as fun? I don't think so. A good B movie is better than an average A movie.

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Old 07-13-18, 10:31 AM
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Old 07-13-18, 04:48 PM
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Fay Wray and the 1933 original are the best, IMO. Funny how some people only know Lange from American Horror Story, lol.

No doubt, 1933 was the best King Kong.
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Old 07-14-18, 11:36 AM
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Revolution (1985) - I had watched this film when it came out and thought it might be better the second time around. I was wrong. The film certainly had its good points. It was lavishly produced and very much accurate from a historical standpoint. The battle scene on the Brooklyn Heights was the best depiction of Revolutionary combat I have seen. All of these good points, however, are outweighed by the horrid miscasting and ponderous story line (a cross between The Patriot (2000) and The Last Mohican (1992)). As good as an actor as Al Pacino is he cannot overcome his modern New York accent. The only good performance was that of Donald Sutherland as a British sergeant major.

Bad casting, bad acting, bad score, bad story, good battle scene.

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Old 07-14-18, 02:42 PM
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Fay Wray and the 1933 original are the best, IMO.

Ma put me in the car and started driving. We stayed at a lodge in Yellowstone (back when they were actually motel costs I suppose). Movie night was a projector, pull-up screen and folding chairs in a small room. That just set little me up for the chills at bed time when the coyotes started howling.


Great flick and I agree. The Peter Jackson version wasn't bad, but only the original really tugs the heart strongs and still holds top spot.
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Old 07-14-18, 03:54 PM
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Friend Request (Germany-2016)

Horror: A college student feeling sorry for another befriends her online but quickly discovers she's a nut... 4.5/8
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Old 07-14-18, 04:00 PM
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Hang The DJ (UK-2017) ... 5.0/8

Well, this has nothing to do what so ever about a DJ being hanged. SciFi romance about an app that claims to have a 98.8 percent chance of finding your perfect mate by systematically fixing one up with relationships over a variable period of time.

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Old 07-15-18, 04:24 PM
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Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) - A story of alienated youth in post-war Britain. It is easy to see how the UK has gotten to where it is today. All about class and culture, it is based on a short story that seems like the "Catcher in the Rye" of British literature.

The film was well done in showing working class angst in a gritty, realist manner.

6/8
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Old 07-15-18, 06:32 PM
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Bedeviled (2016)

Horror: Friends of a recently dead girl receive a strange sinister app. This was similar in ways to "Friend Request". The so called scares did not deliver but it was entertaining enough... 4.5/8
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Old 07-16-18, 09:36 PM
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Demonic (2015)

Horror: A group of 6 break into a so called haunted house to make contact and record paranormal activity. This one is told in flash backs as police investigate what happened. I will never get old of this ... 5.0/8

Be Afraid (2017)

Horror: A 6 year old boy claims that a man with a hat comes into his room at night and scares him. What is going on in this small country town? This one was pretty good... 6.0/8
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Old 07-17-18, 10:21 PM
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Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (Japan-2017)

Kaiju/Animated: Godzilla has destroyed the Earth and the surviving humans flee into space but are forced to return 22 years later. This is part 1 of a trilogy and hoping this was just setting things up for the next two. Not enough Kaiju action and too much yapping for my liking..... 3.0/8

Gerald's Game (2017)

Horror: A woman finds herself in a serious predicament. Based on a Stephen King short story that I did not read so no comparison.... I guess I liked it would of liked it better if the ending was a bit different.... 5.0/8
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Old 07-18-18, 11:29 AM
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Vamp - I have to ask...how many movies do you watch a month? And do you ever repeat watch movies (one of your favorites) or are all of them first time views for you?
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Old 07-18-18, 05:22 PM
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Vamp - I have to ask...how many movies do you watch a month? And do you ever repeat watch movies (one of your favorites) or are all of them first time views for you?
Depends on the circumstances and what month it is. Right now in July I am watching a lot, probable close to 30+ as it is my last month of Netflix so I am loading up on Netflix horror.

Once the hs football season starts then not so many as I watch a lot of game films. So, I would guess probably anywhere between 5 to 35.

Yes, I will watch a movie again and just recently watched Little Giants for probably the 5th time but typically won't post repeat view on this thread unless I have a drastic change of opinion on the movie from before. The movies I have probably seen the most would be Pink Floyd the Wall, A Christmas Story, Donnie Darko, and Grease.

The movies listed on the starter thread are all horror or horror themed movies and first time views and are the total of horror/horror themed movies I have seen/documented. I do not include non-horror flicks on the starter thread but will mention them on a post.
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Old 07-18-18, 05:44 PM
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The movies I have probably seen the most would be Pink Floyd the Wall, A Christmas Story, Donnie Darko, and Grease.
Have to admit that Donnie Darko is pretty awesome, and I've seen it and A Christmas Story (with family on Christmas Day) more times than I can count.

Someone showed me this website that sells some cool minimalist movie posters (including a couple of Donnie Darko ones); however, depending on the size ordered, they can be a little pricey:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/minimalmov...ination&page=1
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Have to admit that Donnie Darko is pretty awesome, and I've seen it and A Christmas Story (with family on Christmas Day) more times than I can count.

Someone showed me this website that sells some cool minimalist movie posters (including a couple of Donnie Darko ones); however, depending on the size ordered, they can be a little pricey:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/minimalmov...ination&page=1
I have a movie poster of Donnie Darko on my wall and every time I stare at it I notice something I never had before.... !!!!
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6/8 Lord's of Dogtown. Crackle has some good fliks, free. Saw this having never seen it. Great sound track. A lot of yet to be successful actors, several dead young.
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Ég man ţig (Iceland-2017)

Horror: I Remember You.... supernatural mystery which was hard to follow at times but in the end I think I got it. This one dragged at times but taking place in Iceland it had decent atmosphere.... 4.0/8
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Old 07-19-18, 02:38 AM
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I have a movie poster of Donnie Darko on my wall and every time I stare at it I notice something I never had before.... !!!!
Like The Man in the Red Jogging Suit? LOL
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6/8 Lord's of Dogtown. Crackle has some good fliks, free. Saw this having never seen it. Great sound track. A lot of yet to be successful actors, several dead young.
Good movie. Saw this a few years back. Think it had Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger, IIRC. Agree on the soundtrack ... Iggy, Bowie, Social Distortion (which I saw in concert a few times, back in the day), Hendrix, Sabbath, etc.
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I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (Canada-2016)

Horror: Atmospheric... Ok, this one was boring but in a way I think it was suppose to be. It is a ghost story but told differently than most others. No jump scares here but the atmospheric score and narrative does the job. It is not really scary but yet it just absorbs into you and at the end you just feel uncomfortable with the experience. This is a hard one to rate.... 4.5/8
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Killing Ground (Australia-2016)

Horror: Camping trip gone wrong.... This was a sadistic disturbing film that could of been much more if they showed some things that happened off screen. Some questions left unanswered .... 5.0/8
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Old 07-20-18, 04:58 PM
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Like The Man in the Red Jogging Suit? LOL
definitely, he is in the poster I have but wearing a construction hat.... he is located just outside of Frank's right eye near Patrick Swayze.
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Old 07-21-18, 12:31 AM
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definitely, he is in the poster I have but wearing a construction hat.... he is located just outside of Frank's right eye near Patrick Swayze.
Is this the poster you're talking about? Because I also saw this one on the same website that I mentioned before, and I think I like it better than the minimalist one.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/3987441...SABEgK6OfD_BwE
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Old 07-21-18, 07:21 AM
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Is this the poster you're talking about? Because I also saw this one on the same website that I mentioned before, and I think I like it better than the minimalist one.
Yes, that is it!
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Metalhead (UK-2017)

Horror: A woman is hunted by a robotic creature which is the size of a medium dog. You don't know what the heck is going on but you are thrown in the middle of this so use your imagination to fill in the blanks.... I liked it and that is all I care about.... 5.5/8

Godzilla 2: City in the Edge of Battle (Japan-2018)

Kajiu/animated: This was part 2 of the animated Godzilla trilogy. I thought we were finally going to see some serious Kajiu action but it was more like the first, yack yack yack yack.... come on, stop talking and lets get down to it. Another disappointment but i believe there was a hint of a return of Mothra.... 3.0/8
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