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Watched Logan. Great stuff. I'm fond of movies with a serious/depressive tone. Puts some things into perspective.


I watched this with my wife last night and she liked it! I think all things Wolverine was best in an R format.


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Watched "Nocturnal Animals" last night, I liked it. Not horror, but dark noir with a few heady Lynchian moments.

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Not sure if the new Alien met Fox's expectations or not. But I don't think it's doing as bad as that article states. I love the adjectives the author uses, "brutal", "burned", "sunk", "punished." Lol.

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Funny you should mention 'Excalibur,' I started to watch it, and being familiar with John Boorman's other films I didn't think I would be too surprised. Visually interesting, otherwise
it's way too close to 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail'. Good actors being made to look like bad actors. At the risk of being struck by lightning, Guy Ritchie's King Arthur blows Excalibur out of the water, it's more entertaining and kicks way more ass.
THO is shocked. Shocked! Excalibur is quality 80's cheese. And it's hard to beat 80's cheese. I'm in a summer blockbuster pool where we pick the top 20 movies of the summer. I didn't pick King Arthur to be in the top 20. Good thing, cuz it's tanking faster than Lancelot trying to tread water in full armor. Now go wax THO's horns. That's your penance. Wax on, wax off.
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More of an adventure type movie but the monsters were cool. Rent The Great Wall for a bit of fun and sonic indulgence!


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Not sure if the new Alien met Fox's expectations or not. But I don't think it's doing as bad as that article states. I love the adjectives the author uses, "brutal", "burned", "sunk", "punished." Lol.



THO is shocked. Shocked! Excalibur is quality 80's cheese. And it's hard to beat 80's cheese. I'm in a summer blockbuster pool where we pick the top 20 movies of the summer. I didn't pick King Arthur to be in the top 20. Good thing, cuz it's tanking faster than Lancelot trying to tread water in full armor. Now go wax THO's horns. That's your penance. Wax on, wax off.
THO: Don't touch the horns. (Doing his best/worst Godfather impression).. I respect your loyalty and I know you respect mine but do not touch the horns. You may wonder, you may ponder, but do not touch the horns..

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Still sucks but I do think overly negative reviews has hurt this movie via social media.
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Funny you should mention 'Excalibur,' I started to watch it, and being familiar with John Boorman's other films I didn't think I would be too surprised. Visually interesting, otherwise
it's way too close to 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail'. Good actors being made to look like bad actors. At the risk of being struck by lightning, Guy Ritchie's King Arthur blows Excalibur out of the water, it's more entertaining and kicks way more ass.
I'm curious about Ritchie's Arthur, though it's hard for me to imagine it being better than Excalibur or Holy Grail. Maybe it'll be another sleeper hit on home vid like The Great Wall?

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Found this over on The Atlantic website, I mostly agree with author. Read it and see what you think.

Why Prometheus Deserves to Be Taken Seriously

Ridley Scott’s last sci-fi epic was called an unsatisfying Alien prequel on release, but it’s far smarter, and bleaker, than many might remember.
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...iously/527151/
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Found this over on The Atlantic website, I mostly agree with author. Read it and see what you think.

Why Prometheus Deserves to Be Taken Seriously

Ridley Scott’s last sci-fi epic was called an unsatisfying Alien prequel on release, but it’s far smarter, and bleaker, than many might remember.
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...iously/527151/


A really good article and pretty much what I think about the characters in Prometheus.

At the end of the day, whether people hate or praise these Alien movies, at least we have them now. It would suck if Fox closed shop and stop production on these films. I would take one of these Alien movies over a plethora of kid type, horror lite movies. Sure some can be 'good' but don't carry the weight of this franchise.


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Hey, I wacthed something on disc for a change. Used a Redbox coupon and rented "Split" on BD. Shyamalan seems to have his storylines move slowly until the last half hour. OK movie though. PQ was excellent for a rental BD.

OTOH, I have a couple of deals at Google Play so I trundled over to see what UHD movie rentals they have. Darn hard to find. The last time a deal came around I rented "Arrival" which was one of the few UHD titles they have for rent. They seem to want to sell you UHD movies. I think suits have it wrong but June is about to arrive and the sales for TVs for 2016 will come out and I'm betting that lots more 4K TVs were sold than they imagined.
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Why Prometheus Deserves to Be Taken Seriously

Ridley Scott’s last sci-fi epic was called an unsatisfying Alien prequel on release, but it’s far smarter, and bleaker, than many might remember.
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...iously/527151/
I'm not against horror/SF movies with brains. But Prometheus was just so unsatisfying to me on so many levels, that I don't really even know where to begin with it. Plus, I'm sure you've already heard most of the arguments both for and against it in other discussions here and elsewhere on the web.

I think it's certainly possible for a better movie to be made in this genre than the original Alien (or Carpenter's The Thing, or Close Encounters, or even 2001, if you prefer one of those). But I haven't seen it yet. There are a number of recent SF movies I haven't seen though, including Covenant, Passengers and Arrival. So it could be out there right now, and I just don't know about it.

I don't believe that Alien was unique in the history of SF cinema. It's just proving to be a very tough act to follow, in much the same way that the original Star Wars is a tough act to follow in the space opera genre.


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FYI, the SF movie that probably came closest to hitting my sweet spot in the last decade or so was probably Terminator Salvation. Ymmv of course, but I loved all the grungy robots and mecha in that. It was a bit like Road Warrior, with giant robots.


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I'm not against horror/SF movies with brains. But Prometheus was just so unsatisfying to me on so many levels, that I don't really even know where to begin with it. Plus, I'm sure you've already heard most of the arguments both for and against it in other discussions here and elsewhere on the web.

I think it's certainly possible for a better movie to be made in this genre than the original Alien (or Carpenter's The Thing, or Close Encounters, or even 2001, if you prefer one of those). But I haven't seen it yet. There are a number of recent SF movies I haven't seen though, including Covenant, Passengers and Arrival. So it could be out there right now, and I just don't know about it.

I don't believe that Alien was unique in the history of SF cinema. It's just proving to be a very tough act to follow, in much the same way that the original Star Wars is a tough act to follow in the space opera genre.

Passengers ain't it by the way. You should like Arrival quite a bit. SciFi is in a weird spot in recent years. Many of the smaller titles are good and like long Twilight Zone episodes but hard to find. The state of reviews isn't helping either. If a movie doesn't get 100% tomatoes out of Artisanal Avocado Toast it's instant garbage. The while thing is strange since the audience is so big for it lately.

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