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Old 02-18-2017, 04:41 PM
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If you liked Contact and Close Encounters of the Third Kind this should fit in nicely. It's one of those movies that could be an episode of the Twilight Zone.
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Arrival is $7.99 for UHD rental on VUDU and Google Play and maybe everyone else.
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If you liked Contact and Close Encounters of the Third Kind this should fit in nicely. It's one of those movies that could be an episode of the Twilight Zone.
Yup, I really liked those two.

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Watched Inner Demons on Netflix. It's a by the numbers possession flick wrapped in a drug intervention TV show, not bad at all. It's one of the IFC Midnight movies.

Also caught What We Become, it was a slow burn European zombie flick. Centered on a quarantined suburban street.

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Did somewhat of a double feature with Billy's Long Halftime Walk and The Gallows. My wife thought Billy's was horrible. I thought it was good and a different perspective of how GIs try to get back to being in the States after being in theater. I can relate to a lot of those guys in the film.

The Gallows was starting to get interesting when I fell asleep. Too much spaghetti/meatballs and vino.


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If you liked Contact and Close Encounters of the Third Kind this should fit in nicely. It's one of those movies that could be an episode of the Twilight Zone.
Wife and I saw Arrival last night and we really enjoyed it. It's not about action but about the message behind it. A touching message for sure. I highly recommend it to those that haven't seen it.

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Wife and I saw Arrival last night and we really enjoyed it. It's not about action but about the message behind it. A touching message for sure. I highly recommend it to those that haven't seen it.

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As good as the message was the technical method of presentation was fantastic. Two days later and the way it unfolded is sticking with me. #frissons

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Anyone been able to watch Rings? It's getting slaughtered by the critics but thought I would ask anyway.
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Anyone been able to watch Rings? It's getting slaughtered by the critics but thought I would ask anyway.
Critics are mostly useless when it comes to horror. I saw it and if you liked the other two this one is worth your time.
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Arrival is $7.99 for UHD rental on VUDU and Google Play and maybe everyone else.
It's also still in a few theaters,

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These Final Hours. A pre apocalypse drama on Netflix. I liked it quite a bit. It centers on an average Joe looking for some peace in the final hours of an asteroid impact. At times haunting and at others moving, if you like a more intimate doomsday scenario check it out.

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These Final Hours. A pre apocalypse drama on Netflix. I liked it quite a bit. It centers on an average Joe looking for some peace in the final hours of an asteroid impact. At times haunting and at others moving, if you like a more intimate doomsday scenario check it out.

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This is the Australian flick right? This one is pretty good!


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This is the Australian flick right? This one is pretty good!


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Yes. Surprisingly good. I hesitate to say The Road lite but if the shoe fits...

I liked the lead and the little girl. If felt believable all the way despite being on a budget.

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^The girl was Angourie Rice who was in The Nice Guys (2016) last year. The screen really lights up when she's on. She's both clever and plays her age well. I see she's listed for the remake of Eastwood's The Beguiled.

These Final Hours: people behaving badly at the end of the world. Dark, heart-wrenching.

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Finished The Gallows and it wasn't that bad. Decent scary 'teen' flick with a little twist at the end.


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Final season of Bates Motel starts tonight.
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It's also still in a few theaters,
I haven't been able to find the pause button in theaters.

I watched "Quija: Origin of Evil" last night. Not a bad flick and complete making it a period piece from 1967 replete with cigarette burns for reel changes. Four lenses.
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October fun: 31 days of Horror, Blood, Guts and Gore! (and zombies, too....)

Watched Resident Evil today. I haven't seen this movie in a long time and it is pretty fun. Although I always kinda thought this was a hard PG13, nope it is rated R. I also can't believe this movie will be 15 years old next month! I saw this movie right when I got out of the reserves!


Oh I ordered Arrival OST on vinyl today. I can't wait to give it a spin! Edit...Glad I looked at the songs because on one of the most important songs with the violins is NOT on the track listing! The song is called, On the Nature of Daylight – Max Richter. I cancelled the order and got the song on ITunes. Sad I guess the lawyers couldn't work a deal to get that one important piece of music in the album.

Hacksaw Ridge comes out tomorrow and I heard it is pretty damn bloody!


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Pulled the trigger on a new PC today. I thought about building one but decided against it. I went for the Alienware Aurora. It should kick the can down the road a few years. Current PC is 7 years old. Which I think is pretty good considering it has the original HDD.
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Pulled the trigger on a new PC today. I thought about building one but decided against it. I went for the Alienware Aurora. It should kick the can down the road a few years. Current PC is 7 years old. Which I think is pretty good considering it has the original HDD.


Dude nice and congrats! That is some good mileage out of that pc! Are you shelving the PS4 for pc gaming?


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Dude nice and congrats! That is some good mileage out of that pc! Are you shelving the PS4 for pc gaming?


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Heck no. PS4 will get the weird Japanese stuff I like. Stuff like Horizon Zero Dawn as well.

The PC is for day to day operations, Plex, photos, etc. This one should do 4k and VR if I ever upgrade the screen.

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Another thumbs up for Arrival. So few intelligent and thought-provoking sci-fi movies being made.

Has anyone seen A Cure for Wellness yet? Might give that a shot at the theater this week despite rotten tomatoes giving it about 50/50. Long running time seems to be turning off many reviewers. I feel like I have to support horror films that aren't sequels!

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Howdy again horror fans.

If you don't yet own a copy of the original King Kong on BD, and were planning to add it to your collection, now might not be a bad time. BB has it on sale pretty cheap in a regular keep case, and it comes with a code on the receipt for up to $8 movie cash towards Skull Island. It's on the Monster Mayhem display, along with several other horror titles to choose from (all with Skull Island cash, I believe), including Hammer's The Mummy.



I wish they had the original Godzilla as well, but sadly it was the 2014 remake.
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