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I watched "Body Cam" a couple nights ago on Hulu. I see it's also available on Amazon. Well worth a watch. Last night watched The Doors documentary "When You're Strange" on Amazon and it's on some other places as well including Vimeo. It's been out a couple of years but John Densmore had an interview on Pacifica the other day which prompted me to watch it. My band did open for The Doors once and I recall Morrison walking through backstage like a zombie. Since he and Ray were ex film students there was a lot of archival footage of the group which is something rare from that era. I'm very interested in the bios of members of the 60's rock groups because the record companies at the time often hid the fact that many were serious music students and instead they would make it sound like they picked up a guitar one day and were instantly famous.
 

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What? That's super cool!
I was in a band from 1966-68 in Seattle that opened for many of the rock groups on tour back then. Most in the Seattle version of the Fillmore which was the Eagles Auditorium. Acts we opened for included Buffalo Springfield, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Byrds, Jefferson Airplane and so on. If you have seen the movie "Strange Wilderness" our recording of the classic folk tune "Maggie" is on the soundtrack (at around 30 minutes).

I watched the 1981 movie "Saturday the 14th" on Shudder which is a spoof on horror movies. Stars Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentis and has some funny bits in it.
 

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Watched Run. Same director as Searching (which I loved). Thought this was a pretty awesome thriller. This guy knows how to hook you on relatively simple plots. It's available to view on Hulu.
I watched it last night. I was certainly surprised at the reveal of the town it was supposedly taking place in: Pasco, WA. I grew about 20 miles from there. Downtown Pasco doesn't look like that but then some town in Manitoba was standing in for it. And the University of Washington is not that close to downtown Seattle either. :rolleyes: :LOL:
 

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Not horror so much but the "Black Narcissist" FX/Hulu mini series has element of the supernatural in it. I've seen the Himalayas but not up close just from an airliner going from Mumbai to Varanasi. They were quite impressive. I still wonder how they build some of the palaces and temples like in the show (and how many builders fell off the cliff building them). Definitely not for the acrophobic. :eek: :LOL:
 

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Watched Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula last night. This takes place 4 years after Busan and whilst not as good, it's still a fun movie. Kinda goes Mad Max Road Warrior for a bit. Which is a good thing, A quality rental.



And before I forget, let me wish everyone here a Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble.🦃

 

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I have to admit I watched "Porno" last night. That is the Shudder Original movie "Porno" which is about a bunch of young folks who work at a movie theater in a small town in the 1990s and discover a lost reel of a movie that leashes a sex demon on them. It's a horror/comedy and a fun watch (definitely R or NC-17 though).

I should also mention "Slice" which is another horror/comedy with even more yucks on Showtime which I watched a couple nights back. Shot like a 80's movie and about a bunch of pizza delivery folks trying to track down the killer of pizza deliverers.

Having seen the original "Hunger Games" years ago when thumbing through Amazon's UHD listings it and the rest of the movies came up but as IMDB free movies with ads. So I started watching the second film in the series the other night and getting late paused it at the third ad break. Going back it says I can only rent the movie and checking the listing on IMDB doesn't say available free with ads on IMDB TV. Hmm, I must have hit the license expiration while watching the movie. :eek:
 

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Happy Turkey Day AVS! Sorry I don't have any mutant zombie turkey pics to post.

I picked up a couple early BF discs though, including Ad Astra (which I haven't seen), Aladdin (which I haven't seen), SW:ANH (which I have seen, but not on UHD), and this one (which I also haven't seen)...

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Somethin nice n' Grinchy for the holidays! :)
 

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Enola Holmes (2020)
Happy Thanksgiving ! Everybody 🍗🍗🍗



When Enola Holmes-Sherlock's teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.

Director: Harry Bradbeer
Writers: Nancy Springer (novel), Jack Thorne (screenplay)
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin

The film has serious production value. The period piece customs are wonderful. The set design and the outstanding cinematography transport the viewer back in time to England, 1884 - a world on the brink of change. The world of this film is a pleasure to disappear into.

There's a choice make by the production to have Enola break the fourth wall repeatedly throughout "Enola Holmes." She's not always sharing plot information, she also with a wink -and a -nod inject humor almost treating the viewer like a trusted confidant. It works brilliantly as Millie Bobby Brown is able build an emotional connection and becomes a very likable character for our emotional investment.


Millie Bobby Brown brings the teenage sleuth to life , with an energetic and effervescent performance as the smart, cunning and ingenious Enola Holmes . The film is well-made, well-paced and beautifully crafted family feature that has something for everyone to enjoy. And hopefully the first of a series of films.

 

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I recommend the William Friedken Exorcist documentary on Shudder. If you are interested in filmmaking he goes very much in depth about how he goes about making a film and his influences.

So I paid $2 and watched the rest of the "Hunger Games" sequel. May check out the two others too. Though they are "tentpole" movies I'm interested in the subtext. I see the streaming services are rolling out lots syrupy holiday movies. :eek:
 

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"The Crumbs" (Amazon) though not crummy is a strange movie with some good actors but not particularly good development. It's about a B&B up in the woods luring guests who wind up being victims for some grisly medical experiments. I can see rearranging scenes and cutting a few would have made a decent movie. Three glasses of lemonade.

Not surprised that the Amazon "Utopia" didn't get a second season as it falls short of the original which didn't get a third season.
 

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Holy Pixelation! Those in love with the 80s will love "Max Reload and the Nether Blasters" homage to the 80s on Amazon. It's about a group of employees at a video game rental shop (run by Kevin Smith) who come into possession of a rare copy of a 1980s Coleco game made by a local game programmer that produces unexpected results. Lyn Shay also appears and Will Wheaton narrates a short clip on the local game company. So it is a hoot but could have been better. Looks like Kevin has gained some of that lost weight back.
 

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Streamed the 1982 Cat People on Peacock last night. This was better that I remembered. And sort of a female American Werewolf in London in some ways.

I should also apologize to Rob for not posting my final October tally yet. Completely slipped my mind. I'll get to it eventually though. I feel like I'm still trying to get around to some of the un-watched stuff on my watch list though. :)
 

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Holy Pixelation! Those in love with the 80s will love "Max Reload and the Nether Blasters" homage to the 80s on Amazon. It's about a group of employees at a video game rental shop (run by Kevin Smith) who come into possession of a rare copy of a 1980s Coleco game made by a local game programmer that produces unexpected results. Lyn Shay also appears and Will Wheaton narrates a short clip on the local game company. So it is a hoot but could have been better. Looks like Kevin has gained some of that lost weight back.
This sounds right up my alley. Will add it to my watch list.
 
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Fatman (2020) Mel Gibson is the jolly ol' elf who is on hard times. Makes a deal with the military and has a hit put on him by a 12 year old who got a lump of coal. It's pretty good. Make yourself a couple Johnny Carsons and get out the mistletoe. Ho ho ho.



 

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Never got around to watching Bird Box when it was originally released, and it sort of dropped off the radar as time went by. Well, we finally got to it last night and it was really good watch. Better than It Comes at Night and right on par with A Quiet Place (which are both similar to Bird Box in various ways).
 

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Hatchet II (2010)
Written and Directed by Adam Green
Starring Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, and Tony Todd
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So the rated R version is on Prime, but that just won't do. I don't remember much from part 1, but basically, the protagonist is going back into the swamp with a team of hunters (or victims, whatever) to retrieve the bodies of her family and friends and exact revenge on Victor Crowley. Buckets of blood ensue. Basically, this is mostly silly and not even remotely scary, but it does have some fun, gory death scenes. Ignore the fact that many of them defy the laws of physics...IMDb: 5.5/10, my score: 5.5/10





 

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Fatman (2020) Mel Gibson is the jolly ol' elf who is on hard times. Makes a deal with the military and has a hit put on him by a 12 year old who got a lump of coal. It's pretty good. Make yourself a couple Johnny Carsons and get out the mistletoe. Ho ho ho.



I've been looking for some holiday horror movies I haven't already seen. The offerings seem pretty sparse checking everything from Hulu to Tubi (which has the most). I suspect such movies are probably being held back and may debut this week. But I know there must be a number of obscure 1980s holiday horror that hasn't made it's way to rejuvenation via streaming.
 
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