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BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 08:09 PM 08-24-2014
Sweet!

Happy Birthday Apollo!

ApolloCreed's Avatar ApolloCreed 08:38 PM 08-24-2014
Thanks buddy. Its not until next Wednesday but my wife lets me celebrate the entire week.


On tap tonight.....a few fine cocktails and Under the Skin. Fairly intrigued by the storyline and we're both very interested to see Scarlett in all her glory.....
CoreyM's Avatar CoreyM 10:42 PM 08-24-2014
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The wife and I watched "You're Next" last night on Netflix streaming. I had suspected it was something similar to "The Strangers" which we both really enjoyed. This movie was similar but different and had some unique twists that made it enjoyable. The kills were gory but not overly brutal which made my wife happy. I told her I was going to get one of those animal masks and walk into the room when it was dark. She said, "I will stab you!". I was like, you aren't even going to make sure it's not me first? "Nope!"
I really liked this one, was a little surprised it didn't seem to be discussed when it came out.

The last two Octobers were rough but it's over and done and my home theater is fully operational again so I'm hoping I can get 31 in this October.
tenthplanet's Avatar tenthplanet 03:13 AM 08-25-2014
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Thanks buddy. Its not until next Wednesday but my wife lets me celebrate the entire week.


On tap tonight.....a few fine cocktails and Under the Skin. Fairly intrigued by the storyline and we're both very interested to see Scarlett in all her glory.....
Happy Birthday Week!
tenthplanet's Avatar tenthplanet 03:20 AM 08-25-2014
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Ha! We are watching Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2!
"Tacodile,Supreme!"
tenthplanet's Avatar tenthplanet 03:33 AM 08-25-2014
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Glad to see you are checking out our lists and giving movies a shot despite what their ratings are on IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes. I found that movies rated high on those sites are usually pretty solid, but there are many movies that I enjoy that don't get any respect there. BTW, I loved Maniac as well and even though it's slow burn doesn't suit everyone's tastes, House of the Devil is one of my absolute favorite movies. I watch it every year in October.
House of the Devil, added to queue. Thanks !
Ken.F's Avatar Ken.F 05:42 AM 08-25-2014
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On tap tonight.....a few fine cocktails and Under the Skin. Fairly intrigued by the storyline and we're both very interested to see Scarlett in all her glory.....
Happy Birthday!

Under the Skin is slow, boring and confusing but for some reason I couldn't take my eyes away from it. I'm easily distracted and typically need constant stimulation from bright colors, loud noises, action scenes, a good soundtrack or interesting dialog to keep my interest in a movie. This one doesn't have much of any of those elements. The soundtrack in the opening sequence sets the mood of the entire film. I can only describe it as frantic subdued monotony. It's like the dance-mix version of the Psycho shower scene music on a loop. Characters are not introduced. They just appear without a back-story and there's not much about them that gets explained later either. The big reveal at the end doesn't really reveal anything that you didn't already know. This isn't a scary movie but my anxiety level was up anyway. I watched it alone and in the dark and never felt more alone and in the dark. I can't explain why I liked this movie so much. Sit close to your wife tonight and enjoy the show.
dropzone7's Avatar dropzone7 07:52 AM 08-25-2014
Finally got around to watching "Devil" last night. The wife picked this one and I have to admit I was not anxious to see it. I'm not a big M. Night S. fan and when I saw in the opening credits that it was his creation I wanted to see it even less. However, I ended up enjoying this which is surprising seeing as how most of the movie takes place in such a small tight space. It sort of reminded me more of a Sam Raimi film than M. Night S. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it more. Anyway, the wife didn't hate it and while I figured out the twist rather quickly, it was a fun time.
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 12:31 PM 08-25-2014
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House of the Devil, added to queue. Thanks !
That's pretty much required reading for regulars of this forum!

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Finally got around to watching "Devil" last night. The wife picked this one and I have to admit I was not anxious to see it. I'm not a big M. Night S. fan and when I saw in the opening credits that it was his creation I wanted to see it even less. However, I ended up enjoying this which is surprising seeing as how most of the movie takes place in such a small tight space. It sort of reminded me more of a Sam Raimi film than M. Night S. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it more. Anyway, the wife didn't hate it and while I figured out the twist rather quickly, it was a fun time.
I liked that one as well. I even liked the upside down city-scape perspective in the opening. I felt it immediately lended an ominous tone to the film.
dropzone7's Avatar dropzone7 12:36 PM 08-25-2014
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That's pretty much required reading for regulars of this forum!



I liked that one as well. I even liked the upside down city-scape perspective in the opening. I felt it immediately lended an ominous tone to the film.

+1
I really liked that opening sequence as well . It certainly grabbed your attention and set the tone of "hum...something isn't right here". "Ominous" as you said is exactly how it felt.
GoCaboNow's Avatar GoCaboNow 12:54 PM 08-25-2014
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You guys can have your little horror movies. My 3 year old found 60 Tinker Bell movies on Netflix. I'll use Vine to document my descent into madness.
Nice! We have all the movies and my 8 year old really likes them. Sadly, her time is probably running out on these. When the Pirate Fairy came out she invited kids over and many kind of chortled at the invitation. Of course, some that chortled, in front of their friends, still came over and enjoyed it.

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Sweet!

Happy Birthday Apollo!
Ditto! My wife and daughter share a birthday the end of August as well.

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Finally got around to watching "Devil" last night. The wife picked this one and I have to admit I was not anxious to see it. I'm not a big M. Night S. fan and when I saw in the opening credits that it was his creation I wanted to see it even less. However, I ended up enjoying this which is surprising seeing as how most of the movie takes place in such a small tight space. It sort of reminded me more of a Sam Raimi film than M. Night S. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it more. Anyway, the wife didn't hate it and while I figured out the twist rather quickly, it was a fun time.
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I liked that one as well. I even liked the upside down city-scape perspective in the opening. I felt it immediately lended an ominous tone to the film.
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+1
I really liked that opening sequence as well . It certainly grabbed your attention and set the tone of "hum...something isn't right here". "Ominous" as you said is exactly how it felt.
Agreed! The opening sequence was awesome. Had zero expectations going in and that opening really gave me an unexpected chill.
ApolloCreed's Avatar ApolloCreed 08:43 PM 08-25-2014
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Happy Birthday!

Under the Skin is slow, boring and confusing but for some reason I couldn't take my eyes away from it. I'm easily distracted and typically need constant stimulation from bright colors, loud noises, action scenes, a good soundtrack or interesting dialog to keep my interest in a movie. This one doesn't have much of any of those elements. The soundtrack in the opening sequence sets the mood of the entire film. I can only describe it as frantic subdued monotony. It's like the dance-mix version of the Psycho shower scene music on a loop. Characters are not introduced. They just appear without a back-story and there's not much about them that gets explained later either. The big reveal at the end doesn't really reveal anything that you didn't already know. This isn't a scary movie but my anxiety level was up anyway. I watched it alone and in the dark and never felt more alone and in the dark. I can't explain why I liked this movie so much. Sit close to your wife tonight and enjoy the show.

Well said. I don't mind movies that are purposely ambiguous and thought-provoking but this one was simply too confusing to enjoy.

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Finally got around to watching "Devil" last night. The wife picked this one and I have to admit I was not anxious to see it. I'm not a big M. Night S. fan and when I saw in the opening credits that it was his creation I wanted to see it even less. However, I ended up enjoying this which is surprising seeing as how most of the movie takes place in such a small tight space. It sort of reminded me more of a Sam Raimi film than M. Night S. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it more. Anyway, the wife didn't hate it and while I figured out the twist rather quickly, it was a fun time.

M Night has turned out sh*tfest after sh*tfest so expectations couldn't have been lower when I watched it a few years back. Surprisingly, this one was enjoyable. M Night wasn't the director though (writing credits only), so that is likely the reason why it was a good watch.

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Ditto! My wife and daughter share a birthday the end of August as well.

Thanks my man! Its the big Four-Oh for me.
Ken.F's Avatar Ken.F 06:39 AM 08-26-2014
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Well said. I don't mind movies that are purposely ambiguous and thought-provoking but this one was simply too confusing to enjoy.
But I did enjoy it... and I don't know why.
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 09:51 AM 08-26-2014
Speaking of horror... talk about a torturous experience, haggling with 4 different auto dealers to get a deal on a new ride.
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 11:25 AM 08-26-2014
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Speaking of horror... talk about a torturous experience, haggling with 4 different auto dealers to get a deal on a new ride.
Ugh, I cannot stand dealerships! When I bought my truck, I got USAA to give me an internet price and the dealership beat it. Only bad thing was the semi truck carrying my new truck caught on fire so all of the trucks were lost due to a fire. The horror part was we saw it on the evening news and I had an inkling thought that could be our truck in flames, and it was!
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 11:40 AM 08-26-2014
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Ugh, I cannot stand dealerships! When I bought my truck, I got USAA to give me an internet price and the dealership beat it. Only bad thing was the semi truck carrying my new truck caught on fire so all of the trucks were lost due to a fire. The horror part was we saw it on the evening news and I had an inkling thought that could be our truck in flames, and it was!
Wow, you win, what a FN nightmare! I financed with USAA but was able to get a better deal pitting dealers against each other. It all worked out and they delivered the truck to me so I never had to go into the dealership.




Do you guys realize that we are just 35 short days away from October! I can't wait, I've not been watching horror at all and am really starting to get the itch. I think I will start working on a rough list soon!
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 12:35 PM 08-26-2014
Sweet truck! Those are really nice!




Speaking of Halloween, that As Above, So Below looks promising! I saw a red band trailer and a decent amount of blood is shown.
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 12:59 PM 08-26-2014
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Sweet truck! Those are really nice!




Speaking of Halloween, that As Above, So Below looks promising! I saw a red band trailer and a decent amount of blood is shown.
Thanks man!

I'm hesitant to put too much enthusiasm into any domestic release lately. I had really high hopes for Deliver Us From Evil and while I have not seen it to judge for myself it got slaughtered on RT and only 3/5 on IMDB. As Above, So Below looks like it could really be awesome but there is no shortage of failed found footage films and the horror genre in general has inundated genre fans with that style so AASB will have its work cut out for it to impress.

I will probably activate my disc subscription again with nf for October.

edit - Looks like Deliver Us From Evil will be out for rent on 10/28
GoCaboNow's Avatar GoCaboNow 01:10 PM 08-26-2014
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Thanks my man! Its the big Four-Oh for me.
No worries, just enjoy it!!

I hit the dreaded Five-Oh last year. No biggee. I still dig and do all the same stuff I did at 40 and 30 etc. Would be dead if I did all the same stuff I did at 20 though.

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Sweet truck! Those are really nice!


Speaking of Halloween, that As Above, So Below looks promising! I saw a red band trailer and a decent amount of blood is shown.
Indeed, nice ride GK!

Yep, here's to hoping this can be an unxepected gem. I love those!!

Slippy, I noticed you in the Crown amp thread. Did you get yours in yet?
I added the 4000, and 2000 bridged to run my lcr's. Wow, do those babies put out! Quiet too!! Looks like my Emotivas will be going on CL soon.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 01:15 PM 08-26-2014
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Wow, you win, what a FN nightmare! I financed with USAA but was able to get a better deal pitting dealers against each other. It all worked out and they delivered the truck to me so I never had to go into the dealership.




Do you guys realize that we are just 35 short days away from October! I can't wait, I've not been watching horror at all and am really starting to get the itch. I think I will start working on a rough list soon!
I think this year instead of watching as many as possible I'm going for just one a day. My interest is very low lately and most everything on the TV falls off into background noise.
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 01:16 PM 08-26-2014
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No worries, just enjoy it!!

I hit the dreaded Five-Oh last year. No biggee. I still dig and do all the same stuff I did at 40 and 30 etc. Would be dead if I did all the same stuff I did at 20 though.

Indeed, nice ride GK!

Yep, here's to hoping this can be an unxepected gem. I love those!!
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Thanks my man! Its the big Four-Oh for me.
Happy belated bday man! I hit that same mark in April but we're men, we get better, like a fine box of wine Agreed on the 20's comment, seems absolutely exhausting and painful to think of repeating my Fear and Loathing days!

There have been a lot of "pile" recommendations over the past few months, it would be nice to have a comprehensive list of those to reference for Oct. Who has the most free time?
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 02:11 PM 08-26-2014
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Thanks man!

I'm hesitant to put too much enthusiasm into any domestic release lately. I had really high hopes for Deliver Us From Evil and while I have not seen it to judge for myself it got slaughtered on RT and only 3/5 on IMDB. As Above, So Below looks like it could really be awesome but there is no shortage of failed found footage films and the horror genre in general has inundated genre fans with that style so AASB will have its work cut out for it to impress.

I will probably activate my disc subscription again with nf for October.

edit - Looks like Deliver Us From Evil will be out for rent on 10/28
I will be doing this as well, but I have been without Netflix for a few years. I think it is time to start using the service again.
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No worries, just enjoy it!!

I hit the dreaded Five-Oh last year. No biggee. I still dig and do all the same stuff I did at 40 and 30 etc. Would be dead if I did all the same stuff I did at 20 though.



Indeed, nice ride GK!

Yep, here's to hoping this can be an unxepected gem. I love those!!

Slippy, I noticed you in the Crown amp thread. Did you get yours in yet?
I added the 4000, and 2000 bridged to run my lcr's. Wow, do those babies put out! Quiet too!! Looks like my Emotivas will be going on CL soon.
Not yet, we are leaving for vacation this weekend and I have a bunch of stuff to do. I will hopefully will have some time soon to put them in. I almost bought a used emotiva (for my lcr) but I wanted to try out this pro-audio stuff and at $99, it is a no brainer. Last movie I watched in my room was Sabotage, and I definitely liked the blood/gore in that flick! Cool that the crowns are working out for you!
tenthplanet's Avatar tenthplanet 02:19 AM 08-27-2014
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Ugh, I cannot stand dealerships! When I bought my truck, I got USAA to give me an internet price and the dealership beat it. Only bad thing was the semi truck carrying my new truck caught on fire so all of the trucks were lost due to a fire. The horror part was we saw it on the evening news and I had an inkling thought that could be our truck in flames, and it was!
That's freaky.. So how long did it take them to get a new truck out to you after that ?
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 04:27 AM 08-27-2014
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That's freaky.. So how long did it take them to get a new truck out to you after that ?
I basically gave them another 24 hours to produce my truck I put a deposit on. They got another truck from another dealership in Kentucky. Sounds harsh but this was my first two weeks living in Ohio (I orderd the truck and delivery was to coincide when I moved there) and the dealership manager didn't know what happened to the trucks. He doubted they caught on fire after I told them what we saw on the news. So I called the freight company that ships the vehicles and he called the dealership to confirm my story. When my truck arrived, the whole process was about 10 minutes since all the paperwork was done. I was thankful my mom was visiting from CA because she watched the kids so I can pick up the truck.
GoCaboNow's Avatar GoCaboNow 10:26 AM 08-27-2014
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I basically gave them another 24 hours to produce my truck I put a deposit on. They got another truck from another dealership in Kentucky. Sounds harsh but this was my first two weeks living in Ohio (I orderd the truck and delivery was to coincide when I moved there) and the dealership manager didn't know what happened to the trucks. He doubted they caught on fire after I told them what we saw on the news. So I called the freight company that ships the vehicles and he called the dealership to confirm my story. When my truck arrived, the whole process was about 10 minutes since all the paperwork was done. I was thankful my mom was visiting from CA because she watched the kids so I can pick up the truck.
When my wife and I bought our Pilot we were at the dealership for close to FIVE hours going back and forth. Luckily, the in-laws were watching the kids or would have been messy with them at the dealership for that long. Now THAT would have been a horror story.

Anyone have a bad vibe about the recent Ebola patients that have been recently cured and released into the general population? What are the chances the disease is just in an incubation and mutation stage, kind of like The Strain? Probably nothing...

BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 11:17 AM 08-27-2014
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When my wife and I bought our Pilot we were at the dealership for close to FIVE hours going back and forth. Luckily, the in-laws were watching the kids or would have been messy with them at the dealership for that long. Now THAT would have been a horror story.

Anyone have a bad vibe about the recent Ebola patients that have been recently cured and released into the general population? What are the chances the disease is just in an incubation and mutation stage, kind of like The Strain? Probably nothing...
good grief, five hours is nuts!

Yeah the Ebola patient release is kinda freaking me out. When I was in the military we went over to those parts of Africa and had a ton of shots injected in me just to go on the mission. Far as I know the Ebola virus has no cure and obviously CDC protocol was either changed or broke when they allow that dude to come back to the US. People should be a little scared because if that thing mutated i.e. went airborne, we would be seriously in a world of sh**! Hasn't happened yet but viruses can change whenever they want/need to.
General Kenobi's Avatar General Kenobi 11:50 AM 08-27-2014
I will respond in memes because I'm avoiding work today.






GoCaboNow's Avatar GoCaboNow 12:14 PM 08-27-2014
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good grief, five hours is nuts!

Yeah the Ebola patient release is kinda freaking me out. When I was in the military we went over to those parts of Africa and had a ton of shots injected in me just to go on the mission. Far as I know the Ebola virus has no cure and obviously CDC protocol was either changed or broke when they allow that dude to come back to the US. People should be a little scared because if that thing mutated i.e. went airborne, we would be seriously in a world of sh**! Hasn't happened yet but viruses can change whenever they want/need to.
So you are saying the REAL CDC could be as inept as they show it on The Strain tv show? Lol.

I like the creature fx on the show. Especially the tongue/stinger unit. As good as any movie fx I can remember. I know tv series are the way to go with this stuff, but I would have liked to see a movie based off the books. Easily could have been a one or two movie deal if they cut out the superflous crap from the show and amped up the gore.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 01:00 PM 08-27-2014
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So you are saying the REAL CDC could be as inept as they show it on The Strain tv show? Lol.

I like the creature fx on the show. Especially the tongue/stinger unit. As good as any movie fx I can remember. I know tv series are the way to go with this stuff, but I would have liked to see a movie based off the books. Easily could have been a one or two movie deal if they cut out the superflous crap from the show and amped up the gore.

My experience with gubment agencies is you have really good people getting crushed under a lot of crap. They get in for the right reasons and burn out real fast leaving the ones with no good reason in it for life. #2cents
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 01:07 PM 08-27-2014
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My experience with gubment agencies is you have really good people getting crushed under a lot of crap. They get in for the right reasons and burn out real fast leaving the ones with no good reason in it for life. #2cents
Pretty much spot on.
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