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Old 02-12-2024, 04:53 PM   #8101
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American Fiction is an outstanding movie. I rate it 10/10. Great storytelling, awesome story...some laughs, some sadness. It's just great. Loved it and highly recommend.

I liked that one a lot. Not a lot of people I know have seen it yet, which is a shame.
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Old 02-12-2024, 04:55 PM   #8102
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I liked that one a lot. Not a lot of people I know have seen it yet, which is a shame.
Looking at it I figured it was pretty much Bamboozled without the songs. Far off?
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Old 02-12-2024, 06:39 PM   #8103
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I liked that one a lot. Not a lot of people I know have seen it yet, which is a shame.
Considering itís not playing anywhere I wouldnít be surprised. Itís only at two theatres in Calgary in limited showings, and one of those is the plaza. Itíll find an audience once it hits streaming.
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You saying that it purposefully puts itself in the realm of B movies, is the first thing that has put this movie on my radar.
I just found out itís directed by Zelda Williams. That has me intrigued.
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Old 02-13-2024, 02:24 PM   #8105
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Watched the Michael Powell film Peeping Tom, it was really good. In any other year it would have been the best horror film of the year but unfortunately it came out the same year as Psycho.

The basic story is a man is going around photographing women as he murders them, and it's one of the first horror films to shoot from the killers perspective. It's crazy that this film ruined his career while Psycho only led to more praise for Hitchcock. Life is unfair sometimes. Anyways, if you are a fan of slashers or horror films give this a watch, it influenced so many movies like Friday the 13th , Halloween and Black Christmas just to name a few.
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Old 02-13-2024, 08:52 PM   #8106
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Considering itís not playing anywhere I wouldnít be surprised. Itís only at two theatres in Calgary in limited showings, and one of those is the plaza. Itíll find an audience once it hits streaming.
Itís been out here for almost a month and a half and it did play the big multiplexes (Chinook, Country Hills) when it first expanded into general release. The Plaza is a second run theatre.
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Lisa Frankenstein was quirky and enjoyable, loved the 80s setting. I begrudgingly have begun to like Diablo Cody, of course Juno was good but some of the dialogue was so forced and cringey. This was fun.

Waaay better than dog#### Argyle, I'm still really annoyed about that garbage movie. I actually wondered today if I should have complained and got my money back. Don't even know if that's possible, have never tried, but that movie, woof.
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Another upvote for Lisa Frankenstine. Goth Matilda set in the 80s.

Casually morbid, charming and funny.

The structure of the film was a little uneven but I can't imagine it was a hard watch through for any one. Surprised at the critic score.
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Another upvote for Lisa Frankenstine. Goth Matilda set in the 80s.

Casually morbid, charming and funny.

The structure of the film was a little uneven but I can't imagine it was a hard watch through for any one. Surprised at the critic score.
I'm not. It's got some serious flaws in filmmaking and acting, but again, I believe that some of that was intentional to resemble a B movie (it's a pretty cheesy concept, so it makes sense to not be too serious and lean into the absurdity...think Rocky Horror vibes). I mean, I've seen Carla Gugino act in other things and she's been decent and relatively normal in her performance, but she was clearly told to be way over the top in her performance here. I can't imagine that was by accident.

It was never going to be a critical darling, but will garner some cult status. I agree that it's pretty charming, which is helped enormously by the performance of the two leads.
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Old 02-14-2024, 08:00 AM   #8110
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I don't know why I've forgotten how to post YouTube clips on here, but whatever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Mb...ab_channel=MGM

American Fiction is an outstanding movie. I rate it 10/10. Great storytelling, awesome story...some laughs, some sadness. It's just great. Loved it and highly recommend.


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RE Diablo

Young Adult is a masterpiece and one of the best movies from the 2010s
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I was going to go back an edit, I forgot about Young Adult. One of my favorite Charlize movies and Patton Oswalt is excellent as well. Love that movie. I guess I do like Cody Diablo.
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I don't know why I've forgotten how to post YouTube clips on here, but whatever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Mb...ab_channel=MGM

American Fiction is an outstanding movie. I rate it 10/10. Great storytelling, awesome story...some laughs, some sadness. It's just great. Loved it and highly recommend.
Jeffrey Wright is a criminally underrated actor; however, he was nominated for this movie, so hopefully that changes
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Also Jennifers Body is excellent and about 10 years ahead of it's time. Just suffered from terrible marketing that only focused on Megan Fox
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Since it is Valentines Day, what is your go to horror movie on Valentine's Day? My Bloody Valentine or 2001's Valentine?
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Since it is Valentines Day, what is your go to horror movie on Valentine's Day? My Bloody Valentine or 2001's Valentine?

Bride of Frankenstein.
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Holy crap was I.S.S bad... 2/10

They must have ran out of budget and some things floated and some didn't near the end. lol
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Last Voyage of the Demeter fell below my very low expectations.

Dracula looked different in every shot. I did wonder if that was intentional to symbolize some sort of transmogrification or growth, but in the end I think it was just shoddy CGI.
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Considering itís not playing anywhere I wouldnít be surprised. Itís only at two theatres in Calgary in limited showings, and one of those is the plaza. Itíll find an audience once it hits streaming.
Ahh. I just thought I was late to see it.

Seems The Book of Clarence and Ferrari had very limited theatre runs as well.

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Looking at it I figured it was pretty much Bamboozled without the songs. Far off?

Not that far at all. Bamboozled really dialed up the no-filter commentary on racist institutions.
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