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    I am going to rewatch two of my favorites today:



    This is a tightly scripted action movie - you are never quite sure what is real in it. There was a lackluster sequel and a short lived tv series based on it. The tv series wasn't terrible but the cast was nowhere as good as in the movie - and the series was way underbudgeted for what it needed to be.



    Amazingly intricate movie (with a very small cast) that keeps you engaged despite being fairly long (138 minutes - although some tv prints used to be butchered for a shorter running time). It was remade in 2007 - the redo is very good but nowhere as strong as the original.

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    The Car (1977)

    Now you must understand that this isn't a recent watch by me, but rather one of my favourite films from childhood that I want to talk about. The Car is an extremely underrated thriller that is not only very well made, but also features some of the best car chases and stunts I've ever seen in a film! James Brolin stars as the sheriff in a sleepy American town that randomly falls victim to the 'driver' of a big black continental car, complete with tinted windows and bullbars, that goes on a horrific killing spree. Strong performances from Brolin and Ronny Cox combine to create a film that delivers both in the acting and action sense. I won't say any more for fear of spoiling it, but I genuinely consider this film to be an unsung classic and highly original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mega Drive Bowlsey View Post
    The Car (1977)

    Now you must understand that this isn't a recent watch by me, but rather one of my favourite films from childhood that I want to talk about. The Car is an extremely underrated thriller that is not only very well made, but also features some of the best car chases and stunts I've ever seen in a film! James Brolin stars as the sheriff in a sleepy American town that randomly falls victim to the 'driver' of a big black continental car, complete with tinted windows and bullbars, that goes on a horrific killing spree. Strong performances from Brolin and Ronny Cox combine to create a film that delivers both in the acting and action sense. I won't say any more for fear of spoiling it, but I genuinely consider this film to be an unsung classic and highly original.
    This makes (IMHO) a good companion piece to that film:



    This, on the other hand, doesn't make a good companion piece to much of anything!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mega Drive Bowlsey View Post
    The Car (1977)

    Now you must understand that this isn't a recent watch by me, but rather one of my favourite films from childhood that I want to talk about. The Car is an extremely underrated thriller that is not only very well made, but also features some of the best car chases and stunts I've ever seen in a film! James Brolin stars as the sheriff in a sleepy American town that randomly falls victim to the 'driver' of a big black continental car, complete with tinted windows and bullbars, that goes on a horrific killing spree. Strong performances from Brolin and Ronny Cox combine to create a film that delivers both in the acting and action sense. I won't say any more for fear of spoiling it, but I genuinely consider this film to be an unsung classic and highly original.
    Made in Southern Utah. I've been down there several times which of course many films have been made but every time I am down there the first film I think of it The Car. I believe it was meant to rip off Duel but I love both. I fucking love the ending to this day from a practical effects fans perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SegataS View Post
    Made in Southern Utah. I've been down there several times which of course many films have been made but every time I am down there the first film I think of it The Car. I believe it was meant to rip off Duel but I love both. I fucking love the ending to this day from a practical effects fans perspective.
    The end to The Car is a great climax and superbly done. I'm glad that you love it too!

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    We liked that a lot when it came out. Certainly creepy.

    This is another good film that largely flew under the radar.

    Had a chance to watch this the other day. One of the better slasher movies out there. Scary and funny, sometimes both at the same time. lol

    Thanks for recommending it.
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    The most recent movie I saw (that is, one I watched this month) was 'Pod People'. Thankfully it was with Joel and the 'bots.
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    6 Underground

    A bit of a promising start but quickly downhill after that.

    The usual Michael Bay fare and level of excess. Netflix giving 'creative freedom' to this guy is like handing a convicted arsonist a gallon of gasoline.
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    Hear, hear.

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    The Black Hole. That would be the Disney film and not the porno.

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    Die Hard (1988)

    The ultimate Christmas film! No really, it is. It's strange to think that this action classic set on Christmas Eve was, for many years, not considered or thought of as an actual Christmas movie, when it really is! I watch Die Hard every Christmas Eve without fail and have done since I was a teenager. Over the years I got friends and family into the tradition and it just spread from there. I genuinely believe that, in this country at least, I personally helped to cement this film's rightful place as a true Christmas classic. For those of you who have been living in a cave for the last 31yrs, Die Hard is the story of New York cop, John McClane (Bruce Willis), who flies to LA to spend Christmas on the west coast with his wife and kids, after her career path forced her to move. She works for the powerful Japanese company Nakatomi Corporation, an overseas investments broker. Once in LA, John is driven via limo to the high rise Nakatomi building, where his wife and her colleagues are enjoying a company Christmas Eve party. Not long afterwards a group of very slick, ruthless and well financed party crashers arrive at the building (led by the late great Sir Alan Rickman), and they certainly aren't interested in the cake and watered down champagne... Die Hard is arguably one of the greatest action films of all time and certainly a Christmas classic in my book. If it isn't already, make sure you make watching this film at Christmas your tradition too! Yippee-ki-ay motherfucker!

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    Get Out (2017)

    Jordan Peele's debut as a director, and it's a good one.

    A mixture of genres here. It blends comedy, horror, mystery and thriller into a mind-bending story revolving around racism. Recommended.
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    Doom Annihilation.

    Well, it's better than the 2005 film. It's more faithful to the games. BFG actually shoots demons. They go to hell and kill Imps that shoot fire. Despite being more faithful. It's a pretty bad film. It's one of the laziest Aliens rip-offs I have ever seen. Have you seen Aliens? You have seen this film pretty much. Except for the finale of this film has no face off with the queen. It's mega Imp that has a big build-up (literally) and they play the dramatic music to make it seem important. It gives a short speech about how it hates humans...because of movie. She shoots it once and it dies. Move ends on a cliffhanger as well. A lazy one at that. There are a million problems with this film but if you really are in the mood for a Doom film,this one is the better of the two. It has a mars station. colored key cards. Scientists being dopes. Marines. Imps. Possessed and BFG9000 killing demons.

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    Midsommar (2019)

    Although not as screwed up as Lars von Trier's Antichrist, you'll still find yourself saying "WTF?" many times during the course of this one.
    It takes a looong time to get going. I stuck with it right to the end out of sheer perseverance. lol

    Basically, it develops into a wannabe documentary about a fictional Swedish village with a few gruesome kills sprinkled in. I thought it was mostly rubbish, to be honest.


    Autopsy (2009)

    Low budget horror/gore movie of the hospital sub genre. A few gaps in logic aside, not a bad effort. Good directing and solid pacing. Robert Patrick is in this one.
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    The Invisible



    This was not my pick for movie night, but my brother (who has seen it before) has terrible taste in movies, stuck it in his pile, and let somebody gullible pick it. A red flag that appears after watching that trailer is the fact that the old guy (that features heavily in the trailer) isn't even in the movie. That stuff about solving a murder? That might as well be an entirely different movie.

    That also basically summarizes the movie. Everything about it screamed that it desperately wanted to be a different movie (most notably: Ghost...which is also the impression you might get from the trailer). It's somewhat similar to how the movie Wanted desperately wanted (maybe that explains the name) to be Fight Club meets The Matrix, but completely failed on both counts.

    The characters are not believable or sympathetic at all, but the movie just carries on like they are. You're never actually forced to care, and nothing ever feels earned. It's a very confused and shallow movie that only 12 year olds would've thought was deep.

    An amusing note is that you may recognize the main actor as the guy they chose to play Goku in Dragonball Evolution. They watched this movie where he gets killed by a 70 pound girl, and they're like, "that's our Goku!"

    The most amusing scene in the movie for me was probably the part where that same girl lifted a storm sewer lid with her bare hands. For those who don't have experience in such things, let me put it this way. She could be the strongest person on the planet and still never be able to do that. Even the strongest men in the world struggle with grip strength on heavy objects, and that's with far more grip than the two finger grip you're likely to have on a sewer lid. You have to use a tool (a simple claw hammer generally does the job unless it's the kind that only has a hole in it that you're supposed to use a hook on, but I use a straight piece of rebar, because why do it the easy way?).

    That's also why I deeply respect Foot Clan ninjas. If somebody had the strength to pull a sewer lid bare-handed and throw it at you like a frisbee, it'd cut you in half. Those ninjas are super human if they survive that.

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