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    THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR So author Ram V...

    THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR
    So author Ram V popped up on my radar earlier this year. I tracked down this series last week and devoured all 5 issues today. I don't wish to be premature, but I...
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    SEXY BEAST This is a dark and sharp British...

    SEXY BEAST
    This is a dark and sharp British crime/gangster/neon noir featuring some killer performances by Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone.

    RIYL
    The Long Good Friday; Gangster #1; Romeo is...
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    WYRMWOOD: APOCALYPSE $1.99 rental, but worth it...

    WYRMWOOD: APOCALYPSE
    $1.99 rental, but worth it

    Just when one thought the zombie genre was dead, along comes this gonzo effort from Oz.
    Huge nods to The Road Warrior, Night of the Comet, Evil...
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    Not yet. I watched the trailer last week, but...

    Not yet.
    I watched the trailer last week, but alas it didn’t do much in the way of enticing me to add it to the queue.

    fwiw, you had me with “totally bonkers”, but lost me with “crazy cgi” and...
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    The French Canadian film Ravenous is a really...

    The French Canadian film Ravenous is a really good zombie flick and an exception to your otherwise sound rule.

    I would add vampires to the no-watch list as I have been skunked by every NF produced...
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    Day Shift I had moderately decent hopes for the...

    Day Shift
    I had moderately decent hopes for the new NF vampire joint Day Shift.
    But it’s a tepid, paint-by-numbers action buddy comedy that is neither exciting nor funny, plus lacks any chemistry...
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    ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME This is a wicked little...

    ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME
    This is a wicked little British psychological thriller/uber dark comedy that unfolds like a mean spirited riff on The Big Chill, albeit with less sex and heavier drugs.
    On...
  9. BULLET TRAIN Yup, jumped aboard for a second...

    BULLET TRAIN
    Yup, jumped aboard for a second viewing, this time with my 89-year old Dad.
    I unearthed some Easter Eggs I'd missed the first time around and still feel there are more that are eluding...
  10. Regarding Vengeance: RIYL Blindspotting...

    Regarding Vengeance:

    RIYL
    Blindspotting
    Fargo
    Sorry To Bother You
  11. VENGEANCE Caught the late night showing of this...

    VENGEANCE
    Caught the late night showing of this wonderfully twisted little film with my pops.
    His post viewing, parking lot assessment: "I liked that. It had a lot of depth. And that Ashton...
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    I am hit/miss with Gaiman. Loved Neverwhere,...

    I am hit/miss with Gaiman.
    Loved Neverwhere, both the BBC teleplay and the novel.
    I thought Stardust the comic book was meh, but really enjoyed the film.
    I was kinda non-plussed with American Gods...
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    :biggrin::eek::biggrin: Dunno if I would call...

    :biggrin::eek::biggrin:

    Dunno if I would call Titane fun…
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    My vintage one-piece Panasonic receiver/turntable...

    My vintage one-piece Panasonic receiver/turntable has been on the fritz for more years than I can remember, so my room of vinyl has largely been collecting dust.

    Last summer a buddy visited and...
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    :D

    :D
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    I dunno, I don't think it's too much to ask for a...

    I dunno, I don't think it's too much to ask for a film to be both fun and good...
    :D
    I was also being kind of facetious about me needing to lighten up.
    I have enjoyed a bevy of fun films over the...
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    Me, 3. I watched 1&2 on a NF trial, then didn’t...

    Me, 3.
    I watched 1&2 on a NF trial, then didn’t have the service again til this last year.
    I already forgot what happened in 1&2 and kinda don’t feel like re-investing the time to watch em again...
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    TOM WAITS ANNOUNCES ‘ALICE’ AND ‘BLOOD MONEY’ ...

    TOM WAITS ANNOUNCES ‘ALICE’ AND ‘BLOOD MONEY’
    20TH ANNIVERSARY VINYL RE-ISSUES
    OUT OCTOBER 7, 2022

    Tom Waits will be releasing limited edition vinyl of his albums 'Alice' and 'Blood Money' to...
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    :D:cool::D

    :D:cool::D
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    :biggrin: I was completely on the opposite...

    :biggrin:

    I was completely on the opposite side of the spectrum from you in regards to the 2018 flick…
    ...
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    Q: You know what rhymes with Prey? A: MEH ...

    Q: You know what rhymes with Prey?

    A: MEH

    This was yet another pointless entry in a pointless franchise.
    While I applaud that they made a Comanche version, I was rather surprised that it...
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    You beat me to it! :cool: Just read yesterday...

    You beat me to it!
    :cool:
    Just read yesterday that they were offering a version in Comanche.
    Planning to watch it this w/e, so didn’t read your review too thoroughly, but your mention of weak CGI...
  23. High on my list and been on my radar for awhile,...

    High on my list and been on my radar for awhile, but sadly didn’t make it to the theaters around here (as far as I could tell it only played at one theater down near SF for one week).
    So I gotta...
  24. •••This Linked Review Contains Spoilers I...

    •••This Linked Review Contains Spoilers

    I found this review of Bullet Train to be spot on.
    The reviewer echoed a few things I mentioned in my previous post (although she enjoyed the annoying...
  25. BULLET TRAIN While this film certainly doesn’t...

    BULLET TRAIN
    While this film certainly doesn’t reinvent the wheel in regard to action films, it is a highly entertaining diversion that knows how to integrate humor and alacrity into a cohesive...
  26. CRIMES OF THE FUTURE While by no means up there...

    CRIMES OF THE FUTURE
    While by no means up there with the cream of David Cronenberg’s oeuvre, his latest endeavor is still heads and tails more interesting, perplexing, and thought provoking than 90%...
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    Gyllenhaal (Gosling is too busy getting paid...

    Gyllenhaal
    (Gosling is too busy getting paid $12M to play Ken in the Barbie movie (what may yet be another example of Hollywood’s continued decline…)).
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    I DECLARE WAR This is a cool coming of age story...

    I DECLARE WAR
    This is a cool coming of age story which takes Capture The Flag to gloriously intense levels.

    RIYL
    Lord of the Flies; Stand By Me; Super Dark Times; Son of Rambow

    v5NMhtOTC-s
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    Road House remake announced by Amazon Studios,...

    Road House remake announced by Amazon Studios, proving again how Hollywood filmmakers are all too often bereft of originality.

    Plus they obviously forgot about how both Road House 2 and the Point...
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    THE FP Looking for something ridiculously...

    THE FP
    Looking for something ridiculously stoopid ( as in stoopid fresh)?
    Look no further than this 2012 gem that mixes Mad Max apocalyptical sheen with Dance Dance Revolution mayhem.
    This is a...
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    MARTHA MACY MAY MARLENE Long before she was the...

    MARTHA MACY MAY MARLENE
    Long before she was the Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen did some creepy and cool indie film work.
    This is an unnerving, slow-burn psychological thriller.

    RIYL
    Sound of My...
  32. I fear he may already be skipping merrily down...

    I fear he may already be skipping merrily down it…
    :biggrin::eek:
  33. NOPE The title says it all. As in: You The...

    NOPE
    The title says it all.

    As in:
    You The Movie Loving Maggots: “Hey Dookey, is Nope worth seeing?”
    Me: “Nope.”

    Further elaboration:
    In regards to writer/director Jordan Peele, I thought...
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    PRINCE AVALANCHE David Gordon Green's fantastic...

    PRINCE AVALANCHE
    David Gordon Green's fantastic little indie film, IMHO, is one of those rare instances where the remake is actually better than the original (it is based upon an Icelandic film, A...
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    MONSTERLAND - Hulu I checked out the first two...

    MONSTERLAND - Hulu
    I checked out the first two eps of this series the other night and it is interesting.
    It uses urban myths and horror film tropes to tackle issues such as teen pregnancy,...
  37. Remember, they used Zeppelin in the original...

    Remember, they used Zeppelin in the original teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, too.

    Since the Disney acquisition, Marvel has definitely been gearing films towards all audiences so they can reap...
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    THE GRAY MAN NF continues their barrage of big...

    THE GRAY MAN

    NF continues their barrage of big budget generic and empty action extravaganzas with what should have been called THE MEH MAN.
    In short, The Russo Bros. have delivered a bland and...
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    20,000 DAYS ON EARTH Great, surreal docu about...

    20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
    Great, surreal docu about NicK Cave.
    Really gets inside his head and provides intense insight into his songwriting and overall aura.
    ...
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    NON-FICTION

    NON-FICTION
    <it is listed as “expiring”, so I think it leaves the service at the end of July>

    Olivier Assayas’s French language film is kind of in the vein of The Big Chill, but with less drugs...
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    :D

    :D
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    I seem to be in the minority in regards to The...

    I seem to be in the minority in regards to The Endless.
    I know a lot of folks who really liked it…
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    SUPER DARK TIMES This is a warped coming-of-age...

    SUPER DARK TIMES
    This is a warped coming-of-age psychological drama; it’s like a very twisted take on Stand By Me.

    a-nnMkMnFbI
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    THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE This dark and often...

    THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE
    This dark and often surreal comedy walks the line between deadpan brilliance and over-the-top outlandishness. On the surface, this is an absurdist jaunt into the life of a...
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    :cool: I have yet to see their first film,...

    :cool:

    I have yet to see their first film, Resolution, which ties into both The Endless and Synchronic…
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    Yeah, I posted about it on the Horror Films...

    Yeah, I posted about it on the Horror Films thread a few years back. May have mentioned it on the Amazon thread, as well (it seems to keep bouncing around streaming services).
    It just popped up in...
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    SPRING This is a nice, surprising little indie...

    SPRING
    This is a nice, surprising little indie horror outing filmed in Italy and of a sub-genre I'm calling "strange romance.”
    Here’s the short version: Cali kid falls into a rut so he takes off to...
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    FRESH This psychological horror thriller may not...

    FRESH
    This psychological horror thriller may not reinvent the wheel, but it tweaks familiar tropes just enough to live up to its name.
    While the set-up is a tad bit rushed and a little twee, once...
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    Hold The Dark I had high hopes for this film...

    Hold The Dark
    I had high hopes for this film given that it is directed by Jeremy Saulnier (The Green Room), but damn is this a convoluted mess of mediocrity.
    It’s teeming with so much vague...
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    I usually try to only post up films that I have...

    I usually try to only post up films that I have enjoyed here.
    But lately I have been getting hella skunked by NF.
    Beginning to believe that the reason they are losing money and subscribers isn’t...
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