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Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:40 pm
by Mafwanix
Early Man (2018)

There is a lot I like about Aardman. I'm a huge fan of almost anything done with stop motion animation, and enjoy Aardman's distinctive style. But I must admit, their films have been hit or miss for me. I liked Chicken Run, and the Wallace and Gromit stuff. Curse of the Were Rabbit was pretty great IMO. Flushed Away, although not done in stop motion, kept the same style and was also pretty great. But that Pirates! movie they did, although visually impressive, had a story that was too silly for my taste. Shawn the Sheep is OK but often too juvenile for my liking. But I understand the audience it is aimed at.

This film was a real disappointment for me. Conceptually, it seemed like it was going to be similar to the Jack Black comedy Year One, and has some pretty funny sight gags. But the plot turns into a story about a football (soccer) game, which has absolutely no interest for me whatsoever. I know there are many fans of this, but it bores me. Practically made the movie unwatchable. Bummer.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:48 pm
by isrs4life
For the first time, Blockers it was a fun movie!

Man, John Cena is a pretty good actor and I remember he had a part in Sisters
I hope he continues to do Comedy movies well I dont mind if hes in action
films also but long as its a good role for him :)

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:40 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched Encino Man

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:43 am
by Mafwanix
Watched an enjoyable "Triple Feature". Back in the days of drive-in theaters, this would be typical of a "dusk to dawn" show.

Fistful of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The original Sergio Leone "Spaghetti Westerns" that jump started Clint Eastwood's career in movies, and also a big boost to Lee Van Cleef's career as well. The real special feature here was The Good, the Bad and the Ugly this time being the restored, extended version that is 3 hours long. Which, I'm pretty sure I've never seen before.

Interesting note: I read an opinion piece about the run of western movies that followed these, that opined that the movie that essentially killed off the popularity of these films, was 1974's Blazing Saddles. Much in the same way 1963's Cleopatra killed off the Italian "sword and sandal" movie craze of the early 1960s. Probably right.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:32 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched Christmas Vacation for a special summer viewing of the movie :!:
really good and I always pause my movie just to take a bathroom break or
something like that

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:47 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched Monkey Trouble (1994)

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:31 pm
by Mafwanix
A few recently watched films:

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Animated Wes Anderson movie. His movies, and his style, are almost a genre to themselves. Interesting, quirky story, Silly Fun, another well made oddity.

Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

I don't know why, but this is the one Pink Panther movie you hardly ever see. It is the only one NOT on Amazon Prime. Sets up a lot of the following films, and establishes many of the sight gags. Probably the second best of the series after Strikes Again.

The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Light, Bob Hope romantic comedy in a pirate movie setting. Lots of lame jokes, not much drama and the humor isn't all that funny. Not one of Hope's better pictures.

Baby Driver (2017)

Not what I expected. Very well done treatment of a story I'd have probably passed on, but I like Edgar Wright's work. Didn't have as much of the humor I expected from a film of his, but the chase scenes, which make up a good portion of the film, were terrific.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:35 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched Dumb and Dumber really good during a nice saturday afternoon!

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:00 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched Beetlejuice havnt seen it for a long time but it was good!

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:20 pm
by isrs4life
This was not a movie I had watched but an nhl home video from 1992
called nhls 50 greatest goals from youtube that some1 had up and I use to own the vhs tape as well but I havnt seen it since
I was in high school.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:43 pm
by Mafwanix
Riverboat Rhythm (1946)

What a great little comedy. A guy who runs a river showboat has nothing but problems trying to keep it going. Lot's of witty dialogue. Some great recycled vaudeville bits by Ben Carter and Mantan Moreland, a real standout here. Fun old RKO comedy.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

I'm not a fan of superhero movies, especially the Marvel EU, but everyone said what a great movie this was. I do like the Guardians of the Galaxy, so I decided to get this. I admit, it was a good, well done film. My only real difficulty watching this was that I did not know who half the characters were, not being a fan of the Marvel EU films. But the film was well done enough that that did not really detract from the experience. Well done. I actually look forward to the sequel.

Tarzan, The Ape Man (1959)

MGM sold the rights to the Tarzan film franchise years before, but retained the rights to remake the first of the series. This was a pretty shoddily done cash grab full of bad, obvious studio effects, stock footage, and recycled, poorly colorized footage from old Wiessmuller films. Actually pretty watchable, if you ignore all the technical flubs.

Wizards (1977)

Saw this in a drive in theater in my youth. Was a pretty groundbreaking work in it's day, a full length fantasy adventure animated film. This film was contemporary to the first Star Wars film, to put it in perspective. As much as I love this Bakshi film, and the bar it set for fantasy films, I don't think it holds up too well today.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:15 pm
by isrs4life
hey maf have you ever seen the wolfman?

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:51 am
by Mafwanix
Which one? I am a fan of the original one from the 1940s, (as well as all the old Universal monster films), and I liked the newer one with Benicio del Toro.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:04 pm
by isrs4life
I think the original one well I was watching full house on netflix and kim had a vhs copy of the wolfman
seems like a good film to find well I saw one at best buy apart of a box set.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:25 am
by isrs4life
I watched 4 episodes of full house from season 3 from netflix

and after that

I rewatched Spy (2015) for the 2nd time :!:

Yes :!: Surely I put in a good night :)

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:54 am
by isrs4life
I rewatched Theres something about Mary
The remake of the Fly II

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:38 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched Home Alone during a monday night over Raw...

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:55 pm
by Mafwanix
Operation Eichmann (1961)

Historical dramatization of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann, his crimes, escape after the war and pursuit to South America. Starred Werner Klemperer as Eichman and John Banner, who later worked together in the TV show Hogan's Heroes. Interesting film, although I've read it is not historically accurate. But most films are not.

The Three Musketeers (1939)

Musical comedy version of Dumas' classic story, starring a young Don Ameche and The Ritz Brothers, a comedy team stylistically between the verbal comedy of the Marx Brothers and physical slapstick of the Three Stooges. Fun movie, lots of funny bits, a little too much singing for my taste.

Born to Sing (1942)

A bunch of friends help a schoolgirl try to get back her ex-con father's music back from a show promoter who stole it. A bunch of familiar faces from the era, Leo Gorcey, Rags Ragland, Ben Carter, and Sheldon Leonard. Child actress Virginia Weidler plays the girl; I've seen her in other films and find her characters annoyingly over sappy. Movie was OK up until the musical show they do at the end, which pretty much stunk. I read it was actually made for another film.


I watched and enjoyed Avengers: Infinity War, but not being a fan of these films, I didn't know who half the characters were or their back stories. However, several of the movies came on cable in the last few weeks, so I got caught up.

The Avengers (2012)

This was OK, I liked this one.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Visually pretty good, but a lot of 'new mythology' to take in; didn't care much for this one.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Again, well made movie, but story didn't hold me interested. Slightly better than Thor movie.

I am more familiar now with the characters, but still not a fan of these films.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:31 am
by Mafwanix
Incredibles 2 (2018)

Picked up DVD. I liked this. Fun Movie.

Suicide Squad (2016)

Saw it on cable. Didn't care for this one. Thought it was pretty lousy.

Here we have two superhero movies, a genre I'm not really a fan of, that are pretty much complete opposites. One film was a well done animation, with an cohesive story. In it, the superheroes are cartoony and almost a parody of the type. I can find enjoyment in these sort of characters. The other was meant to be realistic, but had unlikeable, unrealistic characters and a story that gave you no one to root for, as everyone was dispicable. I can see why this film disappointed even the fans.

The Legend of Tarzan

Pretty great movie. At last, someone makes a modern Tarzan movie that is not a reboot/origin story. Everyone already knows who Tarzan is. Tarzan is on a mission to save a kidnapped Jane. Oscar caliber actors, and directed by David Yates, who is known for several of the Harry Potter movies. Well done.

Theater of Blood

One of my favorite Vincent Price films, where he plays an assumed dead Shakespearian actor who murders a bunch of theater critics in ways from various Shakespeare plays. Price at his hammy best.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:04 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched New York Minute, which I really enjoyed and its a shame that the twins never made anymore movies or tv shows
after this.