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#651 2021-04-11 02:48:16

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Re: BunsenLabs film thread


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#652 2021-04-11 17:49:29

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^ I was really expecting to see Jackie Chan in that opening shot, now I'm all confused! I look forward to watching that.

Has anybody seen Terminator: Dark Fate (2019, directed by Tim Miller)? I've just watched it for the second time, I think it's the best sci-fi action movie I've seen in probably a decade.

Synopsis with no major spoilers, it throws out all the movies after T2 and picks up from the end of that. Arnold has reprogrammed himself as a family man after his mission was completed (not sure how he was resurrected out of his molten steel bath, but here we are) and Linda Hamilton is a rock-hard, crusty seventy year old still kicking ass.

I'll let you analyze how the script, lighting, soundtrack, CGI, camera work, plot, coreography and acting make this a satisfying action pic when so many these days are just awful, but here's a hint. It looks and sounds like a late eighties/early nineties sci-fi action pic by James Cameron, very much like Aliens and Terminator 2.

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#653 2021-04-11 18:34:10

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Star Trek Generations (1994). It falls apart somewhat at the end, but the opening is incredible. Screw Mike, Jay and Rich from Red Letter Media, always saying that this or that old film is like this or that new film while speaking like the new film came first. They have a good history of films in their heads, but they get the timelines all wrong. 1984 came before 1991. Robocop (1987) is not like Starship Troopers (1997). Starship Troopers is a pale imitation of elements from Robocop.

I mean, Data inserts an emotion chip, come on!

https://www.redlettermedia.com/plinkett … ons-review

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#654 2021-04-11 20:21:35

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A quote from "Generations", spoken by Picard... "You know, Counselor... recently I've become very much aware that there were fewer days ahead than there are behind."

And Data...

"I just... love scanning for life forms! *hmphf* *singing* Life... forms... you tiny little life... forms... you precious little life... forms... where are you? *bada da da dum dum Dum, cha cha cha*"

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#655 2021-04-11 21:54:10

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Mad Max, 1979, The first one, not Road Warrior. Soundtrack by Brian May (the guitarist from Queen, right?)

"I've seen this type before, terminal psychotic!"

It took its lessons well from the Golden Age of the '70s. The French Connection and Bullitt and Papillon, etc... Alien was filmed the same year as Mad Max, 1979, but with a lot bigger budget, and Blade Runner might have never have happened if those films and THX 1138 and Star Wars hadn't been filmed.

I'm right, right? A few different decisions from a few young, talented, soon to be famous directors and the history of film is changed for at least the next 20 years. I mean, I'm making some big assumptions here, namely that Lucas and Miller and Scott (and Spielberg, Scorsese, Friedkin, De Palma, Lynch, Coppola, Carpenter, and some others like Leone) were aware of each other's current films as they were trying to stake their own cinematographic claims and make careers for themselves. Spoiler, they did.

Wait, hhh... you're comparing Mad Max with Alien?

You're goddamn right I am.

-edit- And Raimi, who steals these ideas and makes them his own. And Shyamalan, who steals these ideas and does nothing with them, usually making things worse.

And it couldn't be much worse, I just praised Dark Fate a few posts ago.

-edit- BTW, Mad Max is incredible. It makes Fury Road look like a Hollywood production. That old flick certainly holds up, I think it conveys more emotional impact than the new one. And real vista shots of the Aussie outback beat CGI every time. The color on Fury Road is completely over-saturated. Fun to watch once, that technique wears with time, though, it becomes cartoonish. Road Warrior is the best film in this genre, better than Mad Max in terms of production, and better than Fury Road in terms of keeping things somewhat real.

The first third of Beyond Thunderdome is the best, but it's not the whole movie, sadly. Very similar to Return of the Jedi. 1/3rd great, 2/3rds stinky fart.

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#656 2021-04-11 23:59:51

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hhh wrote:

Arnold has reprogrammed himself as a family man after his mission was completed (not sure how he was resurrected out of his molten steel bath, but here we are)

He's a different T-800 Terminator and points out that SkyNet sent back several to eliminate John Connor; which sets up Arnold to reprise the Terminator role in subsequent sequels.


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#657 2021-04-12 00:31:22

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^ Honestly, they should finish it there. Arnold doesn't have any sequel performances left in him, and Hamilton... the screenwriters did both those characters justice and those actors acted the crap out of their parts. This film is a perfect finale. Like I said, the best Sci-Fi/action film I've seen in a decade. Star Trek the reboot was the second best, by a distance.

I have Godzilla v King Kong downloaded so I'll watch it soon. It won't even beat Darkman, let alone Watchmen, I'm sure. It won't beat Rebirth of Mothra (Mothra 2). Maybe it will, I hear good things about this film.

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#658 2021-04-12 09:52:38

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Arnold doesn't have any sequel performances left in him

They can always make a sequel where a humanized T-800 is now governor of California. Have some fun with that.

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#659 2021-04-12 12:42:28

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I have not even heard of that film until now.  sad

WANNA SEE!


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#660 2021-04-12 16:10:02

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hhh wrote:

I have Godzilla v King Kong downloaded so I'll watch it soon.

Wished they stopped remaking these.
Give us an original crossover battle for once, like Rabbit of Caerbannog vs Ricky Gervais.

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#661 2021-04-14 06:25:05

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^ I just watched it, it's certainly the prettiest Godzilla movie. Well lit, bathed in color schemes, and the CGI is impressive.

Honest Trailers nails it, as usual...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOA6G5PhnRM

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#662 2021-04-14 06:27:27

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glittersloth wrote:
hhh wrote:

I have Godzilla v King Kong downloaded so I'll watch it soon.

Wished they stopped remaking these.
Give us an original crossover battle for once, like Rabbit of Caerbannog vs Ricky Gervais.

Yeah, I'd watch that, but they'll have make them both 150 meters tall, at least. Just don't make it where Ricky has a chance of winning. I want to watch that rabbit going dynamite on him, and when Ricky's bleeding out from his throat, he should snidely gurgle "I don't care!". Nice spelling accuracy, btw.

for comparison, Honest Trailers | Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxqSKdtFd7M

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#663 2021-04-15 23:48:08

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Star Trek, The Motion Picture (1979? 1979). Paramount's ridiculous answer to Star Wars and one of my favorite films.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbG3N51MEjM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KdEamxyaEU

This scene is the bomb, one of the best in cinema...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qpO47Iskac

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#664 2021-04-16 03:38:54

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Anything with Spock, priceless!


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#665 2021-04-16 06:05:13

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Re: BunsenLabs film thread

just watched (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12361974/) zack snyder's justice league, 4 hours and 2 minutes!


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#666 2021-04-16 23:17:58

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I saw the reviews, Red Letter Media loved it. I'm over Marvel movies, though. Not gonna watch either version.

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#667 2021-04-17 00:15:14

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hhh wrote:

I saw the reviews, Red Letter Media loved it. I'm over Marvel movies, though. Not gonna watch either version.

I know what you mean, but Justice League is DC Comics monkey

The only new Marvel movie that sounds interesting (to me anyway) is the sequel to Dr. Strange. It's being touted as more of a horror movie rather than a super hero movie, so that could be interesting.


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#668 2021-04-17 01:42:19

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^ Hey, I liked Godzilla v Kong and Terminator: Dark Fate, so anything is possible. I liked the first Dr. Strange in spite of the cheesy humour, Nolan graphics and Benedict Cumberbun Blundersnatch.

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#669 2021-04-17 01:59:18

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PackRat wrote:

I know what you mean, but Justice League is DC Comics

OK I should bite my tongue. DC has released some really good films...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f … blications

1989, The Return of Swamp Thing and Batman, nice filmography.

Some real duds in that list as well, though. Suicide Squad. Catwoman. Green Lantern. Has any Marvel movie failed as badly as Green Lantern? Maybe Daredevil (2003, starring Ben A. and Jennifer G.), a film I love for it's cheesiness?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxXN6qd7aPE

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#670 2021-05-02 22:32:24

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From 2009, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, an animation starring the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris.

I'm alone watching this kids movie and I'm laughing out loud and amazed at the creativity and cleverness of the screenplay and how stunning the CGI is. One thing Hollywood is still doing right is family cartoon films that adults can enjoy. If I had been babysitting 2 six year olds, we'd have had the best time ever.

Thank you, Pixar, for setting a new standard with films like Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Wall-E. Despicable Me was the gauntlet, where things really started getting competitive, another studio saying "We got this."

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#671 2021-05-03 04:59:30

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^ I saw it years ago and remembered it for much the same reasons. Not enough for a second watch though.


BL quote proposals to this thread please.

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#672 2021-05-03 13:19:20

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No, agreed. You watch it once, it's fresh, you laugh, you cry and it's over, unless you have 6 year olds and if that's the case you binge watch it for 36 hours straight and it's over.

Holy Social Justice Warrior, @ohnonot has a new sig, would you look at that.

Here's mine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w40ushYAaYA

Dude, can we just not anymore? I won't make sloppy posts and if I do, point it out and I'll fix it. Enough.

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#673 2021-05-06 17:25:21

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Batman Forever
I like what Tim Burton made out of it: IMO, he turned it into a parody. So over the top, over the edge. Good fun. Almost like the Rocky Horror Picture Show, but with a 90s twist. You know, when people thought Cyperpunk is a cool style represented by neon-outlined clothing. Shudder.
There's no suspense because the story is always the same and you know who's going to win anyhow, but after a while I started to appreciate it for sheer artistry and madness.


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#674 2021-05-06 18:26:44

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^ Joel Schumacher took over from Tim Burton and directed Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.


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#675 2021-05-07 00:01:28

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^ Joel Schumacher took over from Tim Burton and directed Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.

This is it exactly. Tim Burton had to heed the Studio's reaction from the backlash of his sexually charged (OMG Michelle Pfeiffer), very violent (OMG Danny DeVito, and doesn't Michael Keaton flat-out murder a bunch of people?) sequel to his first film. So they went full-camp. Never go full-camp, unless you're the Adam West Batman movie or something.

Honest Trailers covered it (both films, 2 and 3, also 1 and all the others), let's watch...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLTggBNLhiA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtBca6H6Teg

About Returns...

Honest Trailers wrote:

Definitely the worst movie I've seen thirty times.

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