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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8970 on: April 18, 2017, 03:48:36 PM »
Sleepless (2017): Watched this last night. Dirty cop tries to exchange 35kg of coke for his son as he's being pursued by IA agents. As the credits were rolling my system became nonresponsive. I doubt it was the movie, as it was pretty unremarkable. Not that it's bad, it's just your average cop/crime thriller. Not Jamie Foxx' best work imo, but it was enough to keep me entertained the whole time. 7/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8971 on: April 18, 2017, 04:40:05 PM »
The Edge 7/10
Very interesting survival movie with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Their plane goes down in Alaska and they have to rely on Hopkins encyclopedic knowledge of everything to survive a bear hunting them and get home.

A bit contrived at many points but it pays off in some unexpected decisions and Hopkins character was very interesting.

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« Reply #8972 on: April 18, 2017, 05:05:21 PM »
American Ninja (1985): I love the American Ninja movies, especially number four (EDIT: or was it 2? I always get them mixed up), since that's the first martial arts movie I remember seeing - though they're pretty much interchangeable. So I recently ordered the first four on bluray from some internet dude from Bristol and it arrived today with a nice handwritten thank you note telling me to enjoy the boxset. Indeed I will! These movies are awesome. It's like watching a more violent version of the A-Team, but the A Team are ninjas and so are their enemies! What more could anyone want out of a movie? It's so cheesy, I'm gaining weight just from watching these movies. I love the scene where a jeep runs into a tiny little tree with a diameter of maybe 5cm and immediately explodes. Or how about the scene where the South American plantation owner bad guy shows off his army of sword-wielding, blue, yellow and bright red-clothed ninja warriors. Because, what's the U.S. army going to do against those? You can't fight fucking ninjas man! You won't even see them coming! You know, when they're stalking you through the jungle. Which is green. Unless of course you're an American NINJA! As the tag line says: "The deadliest art of the orient is now in the hands of an American". Damn right! 11/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8973 on: April 18, 2017, 05:35:08 PM »
The Edge 7/10
Very interesting survival movie with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Their plane goes down in Alaska and they have to rely on Hopkins encyclopedic knowledge of everything to survive a bear hunting them and get home.

A bit contrived at many points but it pays off in some unexpected decisions and Hopkins character was very interesting.

The Edge is awesome. But then, I like man versus wild movies in general.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8974 on: April 18, 2017, 06:31:24 PM »
The Edge 7/10
Very interesting survival movie with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Their plane goes down in Alaska and they have to rely on Hopkins encyclopedic knowledge of everything to survive a bear hunting them and get home.

A bit contrived at many points but it pays off in some unexpected decisions and Hopkins character was very interesting.

The Edge is awesome. But then, I like man versus wild movies in general.
Me too!
Seraphim Falls is one of my favourites.

I actually enjoyed The Edge more than I scored it but I knocked off a point or so for how it has aged and how the seams in the dialogue show at times. Very solid film though.
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One weird thing about American Ninja is that some of the more stupid parts (like the bucket on the head) were actually added for authenticity because they are part of the bullshit that western 'ninjas' brought back from Japan in the 80s.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8975 on: April 18, 2017, 10:05:21 PM »
Erik the Viking (1989): First Monty Python movie I ever saw, though I didn't actually realize it was a Monty Python movie until a year or two ago when I saw it again for the first time in years. It's one of my favorites, too. What it lacks in ninjas and bears, it makes up for in vikings. It came at a time when I was first learning about the mythologies of ancient civilizations. I love how the Christian can't see any of the mythological elements of their world and vice versa. 9/10
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8976 on: April 19, 2017, 10:03:15 AM »
More of a terry jones movie than a monty python movie really.  Still, under appreciated. 

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8977 on: April 19, 2017, 10:30:57 AM »
The Edge 7/10
Very interesting survival movie with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Their plane goes down in Alaska and they have to rely on Hopkins encyclopedic knowledge of everything to survive a bear hunting them and get home.

A bit contrived at many points but it pays off in some unexpected decisions and Hopkins character was very interesting.

The Edge is awesome. But then, I like man versus wild movies in general.
Me too!
Seraphim Falls is one of my favourites.

I actually enjoyed The Edge more than I scored it but I knocked off a point or so for how it has aged and how the seams in the dialogue show at times. Very solid film though.
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One weird thing about American Ninja is that some of the more stupid parts (like the bucket on the head) were actually added for authenticity because they are part of the bullshit that western 'ninjas' brought back from Japan in the 80s.

I also agree about the edge and ninja movies. I grew up watching American ninja movies as a kid and loved them, but haven't watched one in a very long time. I'll have to revisit them.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8978 on: April 19, 2017, 11:09:57 AM »
More of a terry jones movie than a monty python movie really.  Still, under appreciated.

Yeah, maybe. The DVD cover says "From The Monty Python Team".
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8979 on: April 19, 2017, 11:41:27 AM »
More of a terry jones movie than a monty python movie really.  Still, under appreciated.

Yeah, maybe. The DVD cover says "From The Monty Python Team".

Well 2/6ths of the Team.

I've never seen it, interesting that Jones' frequent writing partner Michael Palin wasn't part of it.

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8980 on: April 19, 2017, 11:45:11 AM »
Almost finished watching Logan

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8981 on: April 19, 2017, 12:20:01 PM »
Almost finished watching Logan

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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8982 on: April 19, 2017, 12:22:11 PM »
Passengers ~ 6/10
Pretty, fun, pretty forgettable. Pratt and J Law, the two prettiest people on Earth, get stranded together in space. Nice.
The meat of the story and psychological crisis could've really been focused down in a 16 minute short instead of the 116 min. Or they could've expanded the elevator pitch that was there into something obsessive, weird... truly interesting.
If you like podcasts and want to hear an 8.5/10 pitch for that movie, I would recommend the Passengers episode of Movie Maintenance, wherein several screen and stage writers (one with an Emmy!) fix movies.

https://www.acast.com/moviemaintenance/passengers

If you like the format, the first 20 or so episodes of the show are all pitches for better Star Wars prequels that will knock your socks off.

That was neat. Definitely agreed with the little patches they came up with in the first 10 mins of the cast.
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Nerdwriter went ahead and cut it up that way. Cool stuff.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8983 on: April 19, 2017, 02:14:47 PM »
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987): Poor Michael Dudikoff. He just can't seem to shake those ninjas. Oh well, at least this time he's at a tropical beach resort, with a porn-stache twirling surfer dude for a captain. And then there's the poor doctor who just wanted to cure cancer, but ended up being forced to genetically engineer ninjas instead. Such a tragic character.
See if you can spot the ninjas as they quietly make their way up the beach:

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Hint: I know it's hard to believe, but not only is there a ninja in the top picture, there are actually several ninjas in that picture (and who knows how many there could be in the bottom one!). So far I've found at least three of them, but with ninjas you never know. They could be anywhere. Literally anywhere at all.

Actually, it turns out this was the one I first saw as a kid, not nr. 4. But like I said, the movies are pretty much interchangeable, so another 11/10.
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Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Reply #8984 on: April 19, 2017, 05:51:50 PM »
Were they all filmed in the Philippines?
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