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    I am sceptical, especially 40 years on. Then...

    I am sceptical, especially 40 years on.

    Then again, I am really stoked for Top Gun: Maverick, so WTF do I know?

    I was lucky enough to see Spinal Tap live back in 2001 on their "Back From The...
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    THE IMITATION GAME This is an incredibly well...

    THE IMITATION GAME
    This is an incredibly well written, well acted, and solidly directed WWII drama with espionage undertones. Based on the life of Alan Turing, who was instrumental in breaking the...
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    For sure, Gen, the young yakuza character was...

    For sure, Gen, the young yakuza character was annoying AF, but he mellows out as the series progresses.
    I also think his loud, grating demeanor was meant as a counterpoint to Ryu (the seasoned...
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    I actually found the acting somewhat sedate and...

    I actually found the acting somewhat sedate and restrained compared to other Japanese shows and films I've watched where everybody seems to either be screaming or whining.

    Apparently it is based...
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    NAJMRO [THE GETAWAY KING] This slick Polish...

    NAJMRO [THE GETAWAY KING]
    This slick Polish crime film is like a gonzo Guy Ritchie endeavor jacked up on speed.
    Ultra fast paced and teeming with creative camera work and sharp editing, not to...
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    MEN & CHICKEN An irreverent and at times...

    MEN & CHICKEN
    An irreverent and at times absurdist cross between The Three Stooges and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Lottsa politically incorrect humor, overt allusions to bestiality, masturbation,...
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    Tremors is All Time! One of the greatest...

    Tremors is All Time!
    One of the greatest low-budget comedy horror thrillers ever.
    It's up there with Buckaroo Banzai, The Terminator, They Live , and Big Trouble In Little China, in terms of Epic...
  8. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN Delivering a beguiling...

    NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
    Delivering a beguiling slant on the "mysterious stranger" trope, this film follows the nimble fingered exploits of a Ukrainian masseuse as he tends to the needs of desperate...
  9. Crowded here, too. Last week Sunrise Bowl in T/D...

    Crowded here, too.
    Last week Sunrise Bowl in T/D was a ghost town (I was the only one out there Tues, Wed, Thurs).
    Today, there was no parking.
    Frickin hate fair weather powder whores, um, I mean...
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    MIDNIGHT DINER - streaming on NF I stumbled...

    MIDNIGHT DINER - streaming on NF

    I stumbled upon this little series the other night and am really digging it.
    Imagine Cheers without the snark and mean spiritedness and with quirkier (and more...
  11. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    LES GARCONS SAUVAGE (THE WILD BOYS) This film...

    LES GARCONS SAUVAGE (THE WILD BOYS)
    This film definitely isn't for everybody.
    Imagine a homoerotic and avant-core porn riff on The Island of Doctor Moreau and Lord of the Flies, teeming with overt...
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    MIDNIGHT DINER I stumbled upon this little...

    MIDNIGHT DINER
    I stumbled upon this little series the other night and am really digging it.
    Imagine Cheers without the snark and mean spiritedness and with quirkier (and more interesting)...
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    May 20th... Xj2b0swdpX8

    May 20th...

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  14. From the director of Oldboy. Debuting at Cannes...

    From the director of Oldboy.
    Debuting at Cannes next week.
    Supposedly headed to theaters in the fall.

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    THE TURNING POINT This is a charming and...

    THE TURNING POINT
    This is a charming and disarming little Italian film that tweaks the buddy comedy and mashes together a passel of familiar tropes, specifically "the odd couple," "the elder...
  16. THE OUTFIT This is a wonderfully taut...

    THE OUTFIT
    This is a wonderfully taut psychological drama-cum-gangsters with guns-cum-noir-cum-one room neo thriller teeming with hints of Hitchcock, Mamet, and Tarantino.
    Propelled by a stellar...
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    R.I.P. George Perez

    Ah, man.
    Another comic book legend has passed on.
    His work on The New Teen Titans is amongst some of my favorite comic book art ever.
    ...
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    BURN OUT This French action thriller may be all...

    BURN OUT
    This French action thriller may be all carbs and little protein, but sometimes that's just what you need/want in a movie.
    Slick in style and familiar in plot, it at least knows to keep...
  20. Some prerequisites (i.e. "required viewing") in...

    Some prerequisites (i.e. "required viewing") in regards to better understanding/appreciating Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness:

    • WandaVision
    • What If... - episodes 1, 4, and 5
    •...
  21. What little bits of the mystical worlds they show...

    What little bits of the mystical worlds they show are pretty cool, as is a high speed travel sequence through myriad multiverses, but these elements and moments are rather few and far between.

    And...
  22. DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS...

    DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
    Sadly, for my taste, there wasn't enough madness or multiversing in this latest Marvel movie.
    But that isn't the biggest problem on display here. No,...
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    A lengthy and in-depth obit from The Comics...

    A lengthy and in-depth obit from The Comics Journal:
    https://www.tcj.com/neal-adams-1941-2022/
  24. Thread: "The" Batman

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  25. BTW/FWIW, I rallied this past Sunday and made the...

    BTW/FWIW, I rallied this past Sunday and made the trek to KW for Closing Day.
    Met up with Vets, Ottime, and Bullhorn and bounced around the mountain til 2:30ish when my legs began to whine "how much...
  26. CINEMA PARADISO Considering this won an Academy...

    CINEMA PARADISO
    Considering this won an Academy Award, It's surprising that it's not available on any of the myriad streaming services.
    Equally surprising is that it took me 34 years to finally get...
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    :D The first day we (me'n Vets) were there it...

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    The first day we (me'n Vets) were there it rained and the hill was shut due to genny probs.
    Next day that run to skier's right of the poma was bullet-proof ice moguls. I was all "We drove all...
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    It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has...

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has fallen off the poma...
    :D

    Only been there once, but I tell people about it every chance I get.
    Realist Old School "resort" skiing experience I've...
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    THE GENTLEMEN Guy Ritchie's 2019 flick sees a...

    THE GENTLEMEN
    Guy Ritchie's 2019 flick sees a return to laddish form for the director (after taking "time off" to put out two Sherlock Holmes joints, a misguided Man From U.N.C.LE. vehicle, a King...
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    This eulogy is written by Paul Kupperberg, a...

    This eulogy is written by Paul Kupperberg, a former writer and editor at DC Comics, where Neal Adams did much of his seminal work, .
    It can be a little insidery (I don't know a lot of the names...
  31. :D :cool: Yeah, $49 has been my cut-off this...

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    :cool:

    Yeah, $49 has been my cut-off this season (price of a Buddy Ticket @ Rose; price of a closing day ticket @ DSR)...however, these days it's gotten to the point where anything under $100...
  32. Met up with Unpossible at PTOV this morning....

    Met up with Unpossible at PTOV this morning.
    Silly me, I took my slalom skis (165cm, 12.5r) based on how it was on Thursday (boilerplate) and the frost on my deck this morning.
    Skiing spring...
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    Neal Adams, Comic Book Legend - R.I.P.

    If you're a comic book nerd (and even if you're not), then you should know of this guy. One of the seminal artists of the medium.

    His run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow was all-time.

    He wasn't...
  37. Thread: "The" Batman

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    Robert Pattinson will be re-suiting up in the...

    Robert Pattinson will be re-suiting up in the just announced and greenlit sequel:

    https://www.indiewire.com/2022/04/the-batman-2-matt-reeves-sequel-warner-bros-1234719909/
  38. Except you won't need a comp next weekend since...

    Except you won't need a comp next weekend since they close this weekend...:eek::D:cool:

    Unless you're shifting to biking, but I imagine it will be awhile before that opens...
  39. HATCHING This Finnish export takes the...

    HATCHING
    This Finnish export takes the changeling mythos and turns it into a coming of age nightmare teeming with fractured fairy tale elements.
    While swimming in numerous familiar tropes, it does...
  40. Windejo a bit at PTOV today. Got to the top of...

    Windejo a bit at PTOV today.
    Got to the top of the funi around 10:30 and ran into somebody I knew who informed me that everything above the funi bunker was boilerplate.
    Ended up ripping "Mountain...
  41. RED ROCKET Subtitle this one "A Month In The...

    RED ROCKET
    Subtitle this one "A Month In The Life of a Disgraced Homeless Suitcase Pimp."

    I have not seen writer/director Sean Baker's previous films--Tangerine and The Florida Project--but based...
  42. :D I loved that movie when it was first...

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    I loved that movie when it was first released and have revisited it a few times and still enjoyed it.
    But damn, did it get lambasted by the critics and even Omar Sharif hated it!
    :eek:

    Of...
  43. Re: The Northman: Valhalla Rising is far...

    Re: The Northman:


    Valhalla Rising is far superior...

    Heck, The 13th Warrior was better.

    There is also an indie horror flick called The Head Hunter, that riffs on the barberian motif much...
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    MALIGNANT [rented via Redbox] Whoa, is this film...

    MALIGNANT [rented via Redbox]
    Whoa, is this film a hoot.
    I actually shunned it when it was in the theaters because 1. I have been pretty underwhelmed by most of director James Wan's cinematic...
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    SETTLERS This quiet, slow-burn sci-fi...

    SETTLERS
    This quiet, slow-burn sci-fi thrillerama owes a large debt to the introspective Western genre.
    It moves along at a steady pace, offers up a few surprises, and has some nicely set up...
  46. Met up with G2A and Vets at PTOV this morning. ...

    Met up with G2A and Vets at PTOV this morning.

    First time at the hill since last April.

    My takeaways:
    Fools need to learn how to ski moguls.
    Fools need to learn that you ski down the fall...
  47. THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT This...

    THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT
    This movie is stupid.
    And by that I mean stupidly entertaining.
    It's smart in all the right places and hilariously dumb in all the other right places....
  48. Sadly, no. They might have helped the film... ...

    Sadly, no. They might have helped the film...



    A little bit of comedy mighta helped, too...
  49. THE NORTHMAN Sadly, it's not the epic it wishes...

    THE NORTHMAN
    Sadly, it's not the epic it wishes it was.

    Poor casting choices, cheesy special effects, growly voices, and horrible accents mar the production.

    My main takeaway:
    Alexander...
  50. Re: The Batman: Pattinson has made quite a...

    Re: The Batman:


    Pattinson has made quite a few solid choices post-Twilight:
    Cosmopolis
    Good Time
    The Lighthouse
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