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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2018, 01:30:19 AM »
I avoided Burden of Dreams because I wanted to see Fitzcarraldo first, but I didn't want to watch Fitzcarraldo all that much asides from to give Burden some context.

Somehow managed to avoid hearing about what they done with the boat, so that part absolutely fucking stunned me. The film was literally just that for me though, damn near Herzog documenting himself. I feel like, as a film, the project was compromised beyond repair once Robards was out and he may as well have cast himself.



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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #91 on: January 20, 2018, 01:38:02 AM »
The Love Witch by Anna Biller
Impeccably made oddity. Probably a bit long, but very entertaining.

Hah, just watched this tonight myself, been on the stack for a while since I saw Viva a year or two back.

It could do with being a bit snappier. I think Russ Meyer does a better job of editing dialogue, for one obvious comparison. But it's a vibrantly beautiful thing, with that whole technicolor look Biller revels in. Anybody sick of the cyan/orange wash that afflicts most cinema should check her films out for that alone.

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« Reply #92 on: January 20, 2018, 08:14:05 AM »
Ferat Vampire, a Czech horror comedy by Juraj Herz about a vampire car and a doctor who's trying to uncover a conspiracy behind it. It's nice to see Herz's sense of humour come out more here. Some of the horror sequences are pretty cool and the fact that it's got a car race built into it adds to the thrills. Really liked this.

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« Reply #93 on: January 20, 2018, 02:29:22 PM »
Mouse on the Moon. Follow up to The Mouse That Roared. No Sellers in this one but there's Bernard Cribbins, John LeMesurier, Terry Thomas et al - and Richard Lester (no less) in the director's chair. Unfortunately they're not given much to work with. I get the feeling the original cut was somewhat longer (Frankie Howard turns up in one scene and then promptly vanishes, there's a romantic subplot that seems to stop not long after it starts) but restoring those cut scenes wouldn't have added anything to the overall quality, really.

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« Reply #94 on: January 20, 2018, 05:36:52 PM »
Sins of the Fleshapoids which after many years of not being able to find it I found and subsequently watched and despite knowing a little about this I was still struck be the utter ridiculous charm of it, it fits into no boxes I can think of and yet feels like so many other things. It's not the kind of thing you can just straightforwardly appreciate. There is something definitely otherworldly about this. It's almost like a film made by aliens who think this is what filmmaking is. I am not sure I remember any of the plot beyond "there's robots... who love" and it's still glorious. Dialogue is written on screen instead of spoken, and there's a narration over the top. The sets and costumes and props are so eclectic and grand and yet so regular some of the time (football helmet, toy robot) that is creates a really striking effect. Chalk this up as an outsider classic.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #95 on: January 20, 2018, 10:11:24 PM »
What Happened to Monday (2017) - A Netflix film set in a dystopian future where there's a one child policy, except Willem Dafoe refuses to acknowledge it and has seven identical granddaughters. Thirty years later (with Dafoe now mysteriously absent) one disappears and it appears the government's on to them, but is it as simple as that? Not quite, but at the same time it's not far off. Rapace puts in a decent enough performance but Dafoe's only onscreen for about five minutes, and it soon becomes a generic and fairly disappointing action flick. 5.4/10

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #96 on: January 20, 2018, 10:16:34 PM »
What Happened to Monday (2017) - A Netflix film set in a dystopian future where there's a one child policy, except Willem Dafoe refuses to acknowledge it and has seven identical granddaughters. Thirty years later (with Dafoe now mysteriously absent) one disappears and it appears the government's on to them, but is it as simple as that? Not quite, but at the same time it's not far off. Rapace puts in a decent enough performance but Dafoe's only onscreen for about five minutes, and it soon becomes a generic and fairly disappointing action flick. 5.4/10

Would agree with your assessment.  Mrs Nose confidently had the twist figured out VERY early on (way before I did), although she liked it a lot more than I did as well.

RE Dafoe's "absence", don't they mention that he's dead when they're all sat having dinner? (that's not a spoiler)

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« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2018, 11:36:06 PM »
Would agree with your assessment.  Mrs Nose confidently had the twist figured out VERY early on (way before I did), although she liked it a lot more than I did as well.

Yeah, I guessed the twist as the amount of space and power it'd take to keep all of the kids frozen would be ridiculously high, and as we didn't see Monday die I presumed she'd double crossed everyone.

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RE Dafoe's "absence", don't they mention that he's dead when they're all sat having dinner? (that's not a spoiler)

It's very likely, my other half was loudly heckling the film so I missed the odd bit.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #98 on: January 21, 2018, 05:13:48 AM »
Delighted to finally catch Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD on Film Four the other night. Interesting stuff.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #99 on: January 21, 2018, 05:27:03 PM »
Just seen Magnolia at the cinema, bit long, although it felt less long than it actually was I guess. Seemed quite similar to Short Cuts, which also starred Juliane Moore, the car in the garage scene seemed especially close but the whole story itself differed enough I suppose. Would've probably enjoyed it even more if I'd left a bigger space between the two. Good though.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #100 on: January 21, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Lathimos at his most aimless, neither especially funny (and I usually find his films hilarious) not especially incisive, a very hollow grimness in a not particularly interesting way.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #101 on: January 21, 2018, 08:43:55 PM »
Delighted to finally catch Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD on Film Four the other night. Interesting stuff.

I would happily have watched an extended version featuring extra Pat Mills swearing and slagging people off.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #102 on: January 21, 2018, 08:55:48 PM »
I finally got around to watching Sharknado last night.  A ridiculous romp of a film.  Do the sequels measure up?

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #103 on: January 21, 2018, 09:02:39 PM »
I finally got around to watching Sharknado last night.  A ridiculous romp of a film.  Do the sequels measure up?

I enjoyed 2 a great deal, ignored 3 and 4 due to mixed reviews, but then 5 is a real return to form. And if you like this sort of thing I'd recommend Lavalantula, I'm not hugely in to SyFy / Asylum films but that one's got a really smart script, along with Steve Guttenberg and a few others from the cast of Police Academy fighting giant lava spitting spiders.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #104 on: January 21, 2018, 09:05:44 PM »
Better than Big Ass Spider?

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #105 on: January 21, 2018, 09:20:48 PM »
Better than Big Ass Spider?

Yes, though that was a lot of fun too. Whatever you do avoid 2 Lava 2 Lantula though, that was horrendously bad and not in an enjoyable way.

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« Reply #106 on: January 21, 2018, 10:22:47 PM »
Yes, though that was a lot of fun too. Whatever you do avoid 2 Lava 2 Lantula though, that was horrendously bad and not in an enjoyable way.
What he said. Sharknado...3? is the one with all the right-wingers in it, so I avoided that, but the one after is sort of fun. Part 2 is probably the best one.

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« Reply #107 on: January 21, 2018, 10:41:04 PM »
The Fundamentals Of Caring (2016) - On paper this sounds like it could be pretty awful stuff, what with Paul Rudd's recently bereaved father becoming a carer for Craig Roberts, a guy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. But in fact it's all a bit special, mainly due to the script's dark yet honest sense of humour, whilst it also manages to be genuinely touching and sweet as well. 8.4/10

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« Reply #108 on: January 21, 2018, 11:29:06 PM »
What he said. Sharknado...3? is the one with all the right-wingers in it, so I avoided that, but the one after is sort of fun. Part 2 is probably the best one.
I've got to know: what right-wingers? And how does their right-wingness manifest in the movie?

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« Reply #109 on: January 21, 2018, 11:37:01 PM »
I've got to know: what right-wingers? And how does their right-wingness manifest in the movie?
The main ones were Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter as President and Vice-President. Michelle Bachmann was in it too, as was lame blue-collar comedy idiot Bill Engvall. As to how their right-wingness manifests itself in the movie, I didn't watch it so I have no idea. I read at the time that the producer was either a regular Fox News talking head, or had Tea Party ties, or something like that, so I just never bothered with it. I only saw part 4 because it was on telly one day and I was bored.

Part 3 also has Jared Fogle, later convicted on child porn charges, Anthony Weiner, famed penis-displayer, and Matt Lauer, later forced to resign in disgrace after women he'd sexually abused started coming forward, so there's that, too.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #110 on: January 21, 2018, 11:55:52 PM »
Wow, you'd think Sharknado's appeal was limited enough as it is.

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« Reply #111 on: January 22, 2018, 12:24:27 AM »
Local Hero - Classic Bill Forsythe really, nice story with a reasonably maudlin ending; a young Peter Capaldi and Mr Mackaye from porridge star.

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« Reply #112 on: January 22, 2018, 12:42:29 AM »
that reminds me i need to see the apparently forsyth clone Soft Top Hard Shoulder that was scripted by Capaldi

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« Reply #113 on: January 22, 2018, 01:04:40 AM »
that reminds me i need to see the apparently forsyth clone Soft Top Hard Shoulder that was scripted by Capaldi

I saw that at the cinema as I had a friend who was ridiculously patriotic and insisted on seeing any British film on the big screen. I remember it being fairly charming fare, nothing amazing but enjoyable enough. But as I've often mentioned, that was my self from the nineties and he was a fucking idiot at times.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #114 on: January 22, 2018, 01:18:16 AM »
The Recent remake of Whiskey Galore! is a good Forsythe-esque affair.

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« Reply #115 on: January 22, 2018, 01:48:41 AM »
The Recent remake of Whiskey Galore! is a good Forsythe-esque affair.
I really didn't like it, but I am far from the definitive voice on such matters.

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« Reply #116 on: January 22, 2018, 01:51:14 AM »
The Recent remake of Whiskey Galore! is a good Forsythe-esque affair.
didnt know they remade it

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisky_Galore!_(2016_film)

along with the dads army remake its one for the desolation thread

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« Reply #117 on: January 22, 2018, 05:21:47 AM »
I would happily have watched an extended version featuring extra Pat Mills swearing and slagging people off.

Yes, he's good value for money! Didn't know about all that hoo-hay with the new editors during the '90s and that.

Kevin O' Neill signing all my League of Extraordinary Gentlemen books was one of the highlights of my admittedly rather sad life.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #118 on: January 22, 2018, 03:38:18 PM »
The Old Dark House (William Castle version) - God, what a load of shit. Don't ever watch it.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #119 on: January 23, 2018, 12:02:13 AM »
Delighted to finally catch Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD on Film Four the other night. Interesting stuff.

This is the third comic-related thing I've posted in a row. I've gone 'comics-mental!'

I'd forgotten about this until you mentioned it but watched it tonight and really enjoyed it. It over praises the comic a little bit but it was a really enjoyable nostalgia trip and there are some great anecdotes, most of which seemed to involve Pat Mills in one way or another. Thought it was a bit odd that they didn't mention the Dredd Megazine at all, and stories like America, but apart from that I've no complaints.