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Preacher - Me and the wife were in desperate need of a new tv show so we thought we'd give this one ago. Pretty impressed with the first three episodes. It doesn't answer a lot of questions but it is a fun little ride. Quirky and violent, just the way I like it.

Laid to Rest 2 - Ultra gory sequel to a very solid slasher. This one fails to capture the low budget magic of the first. It's clunky and tries to go down a very mundane path with its plot. However, the kills are very fun to watch. Definitely one for gore hounds.

Shazam! - A pretty entertaining superhero movie. A little more comical and kid friendly than your typical comic book fare, but it still has enough to be enjoyed by adults. Not DC's best but solid enough.

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Terrified (2018) - Shudder - Creepy as hell, had me jumping a few times. Watched with earbuds, so it's scarier when the volume is at a decent level.

The Witch in the Window (2018) - Shudder - Also really enjoyed this one. Definitely creepy.

Cobra Kai (Season 1 & 2) - YouTube Original - I REALLY enjoyed this series, I can not wait for season 3.

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7 minutes ago, SMK said:

Terrified (2018) - Shudder - Creepy as hell, had me jumping a few times. Watched with earbuds, so it's scarier when the volume is at a decent level.

Fantastic film. Scared the shit out of me a few times.

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... More Superman:D 

From the 2-DVD collection The Best of Superman

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Super Friends - "Terror from the Phantom Zone" (Season 3, Episode 8, Segment 1) (1978)

In this segment (the whole episode had another segment involving the Legion of Doom called "Secret Origins of the Super Friends" - guess this is one of the All-New Super Friends Hour segments from the Challenge of the Super Friends era) three Kryptonian criminals manage to escape from the Phantom Zone where Superman put them. They now want revenge on the Man of Steel.

 

Also, some more Superman: The Animated Series.

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"Target" (Season 2, Episode 7) (1997)

Someone seems very determined to get rid of Lois Lane, using advanced technology in the process. Could Luthor (whose company manufactured items used in the attempts) be involved ? Or is it someone involved with both Lexcorp and Lois ?

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Quantum Leap on blu ray. Looks fantastic, the original music has been restored and heck, it is just a great show!

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walking dead season 8. After excellent ssn#7 was waiting lot from this but it`s a bit step down. Main storyline is disagreements between Saviours and Rick+co..and there is not much else. Lots of action, one long time character passing away, good they did not focus too much on sorrow work.

One thing bugged me a lot, in around middle of season there is 2 episodes on a row where things happen in nighttime...Darkness does not make stuff more scary or exciting but it makes at times hard to see what is going on...

Good but hopefully #9 improves back to quality of #7.

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Project Ithaca (2019): Really good sci-fi film about random people abducted by aliens who feed off the humans' fear to power their ship. Really good concept filled with flashbacks that give the backstories of the humans. A few twists mixed in and some great performances from the cast, notably lead James Gallanders.

Plus One (2019): Two lifelong friends who are invited to weddings over the summer decide to become each other's "plus one". You know where this is going but what drives the film is the chemistry between leads Maya Erskine, who is freaking hilarious as the very blunt female Alice and Jack Quaid, who is great and sometimes miserable as Ben, who contends with his father's upcoming 3rd marriage amidst the chaos.

A Madea Family Funeral (2019): The final Madea film is also perhaps one of its most tense and at times, most insane with I swear this is the first time I heard an F-bomb drop in a Madea movie. When Madea, Hattie, Uncle Joe, and Aunt Bam catch a relative die in a "uncompromising situation", all hell is set to break loose. It's not as good as some of the past Madea films, but it seems to be a fitting ending to a film series that started 15 years ago.

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Okay! 

1- "The Head Hunter" (2018) Okay, I just finished the rest of the movie. Let me first say that you shouldn't go into this movie just wanting and action film, or you will probably be disappointed(I pretty much thought it was going to be another sword and sorcery film, just set in a darker world). Because this movie is pretty much a Horror film in the same vain as "The Evil Dead", but with very little actual fighting(If any).  If you just accept it as it is though, you are in for a real treat. This film has some of the best atmosphere building I've ever seen. Its almost like it could be set in the "Dark Souls" universe(Which is what it reminded me of. Well, that and "Evil Dead".  The story is simple, but really engaging: A Man is trying to kill the monster that murdered his daughter. That's it. Very simple, but it works. Really, nothing I say can really do this film justice. Just watch it and experience it  for yourselves. You are in for a real treat. 

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16 hours ago, DarthKato said:

1- "The Head Hunter" (2018) Okay, I just finished the rest of the movie. Let me first say that you shouldn't go into this movie just wanting and action film, or you will probably be disappointed(I pretty much thought it was going to be another sword and sorcery film, just set in a darker world). Because this movie is pretty much a Horror film in the same vain as "The Evil Dead", but with very little actual fighting(If any).  If you just accept it as it is though, you are in for a real treat. This film has some of the best atmosphere building I've ever seen. Its almost like it could be set in the "Dark Souls" universe(Which is what it reminded me of. Well, that and "Evil Dead".  The story is simple, but really engaging: A Man is trying to kill the monster that murdered his daughter. That's it. Very simple, but it works. Really, nothing I say can really do this film justice. Just watch it and experience it  for yourselves. You are in for a real treat. 

 

I've been waiting to here someone feedback on this one, since posting the trailer a few months back. Looks like another one on the to buy list, along with about a thousand other titles.

 

 

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22 hours ago, DragonClaws said:

 

I've been waiting to here someone feedback on this one, since posting the trailer a few months back. Looks like another one on the to buy list, along with about a thousand other titles.

 

 

I defiantly recommend it! This random movie I picked up at Walmart, turned into one of the best viewing experiences I've had in a while. 

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bird with the crystal plumage. American man walks pass by of an art gallery and sees murder attempt. But he is not sure exactly what he saw, something bothers him but he can`t figure out what...Series of murders have happened in Rome and police takes his passport so as an witness can`t leave city with gf...Eventually he starts to investigate case...

It`s been several years since last time saw this Dario Argento masterpiece and was happy that had forgotten most of it>made revisit highly enjoyable. Not much logic defying things happen...

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except how writers gf and friend end up to murderers house in end

It may not have visual(and sonical) impact of Suspiria or Inferno which makes it has more re-watch value but still Bird is one of Argentos finest...

 

 

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The Wasp Woman (USA, 1959)

A scientist has put together a de-aging formula from "insects enzymes", more specifically from a wasp secretion. The head of a cosmetics firm nearing bankruptcy takes him in despite the rest of the board being suspicious and the product seems to do wonders, but things get very ugly with its unexpected side-effects.

 

A Roger Corman production and directorial effort, this one is a pretty fun watch - some suspense, a lot of atmosphere, and a silly, cheap but well-used monster costume.

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Hmm....

1- "1911" (2011) Pretty entertaining film, even if I didn't really know much of anything about the real life people and events. Also not really one of Jackie Chan's usual films, but it was interesting to see him in a more serious, non-martial arts(Though there is a fight scene near the end), film. 

2- "Vacation" ( 2015) A weird Reboot/Sequel film to the original National Lampoon's Vacation. Actually turned out to be pretty good. Some of the humor is crude and might be a turnoff to some folks, but I found it to be a decent comedy. Also I have loved Cristina Applegate since watching her on Married With Children when I was a kid, so seeing her again was awesome. 

3- "Bride Wars" (2009) Really surprised me that this movie was actually pretty good.

4- "The Tuxedo" (2002) Putting this here because this movie doesn't really scream "Marital Arts" film to me. Its more of a Spy-Spoof movie, even though Jackie does do some Martial arts in it. Eh, It was alright. I've seen better(Most other Jackie Chan Films) and I've seen worst( Rush Hour 3 *Shutters*).

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Brightburn - Despite not being a critical success, I think this is one of the best films I've seen in 2019. It relies on classic horror tropes, granted, but the idea behind it is unique and it has some fantastic little gore scenes. A truly original, well directed horror film. A whole lot of fun.

The Matrix - I revisited this one the other night and it's just as good as it ever was. Yes, some of the special effects haven't aged well, but, other than that, it really deserves its iconic status. The fight scenes still feel fresh (despite some awful sound effects) and the concept will always be a classic. Masterpiece? Hmm...arguable. But it deserves its place among the greats.

Jett (Cinemax) - I enjoyed the first episode of this show. But while I'm a massive fan of tits and ass, I felt the second episode was awfully gratuitous. To the point of feeling sleazy. I'm sure that's exactly what they're going for but I didn't love the sleazier moments. They felt a little out of place. Maybe I was just having an odd moment because, on most days, full frontal nudity is very much my jam.

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Caught this over the weekend, at a friends house. You can check out some of my very brief thoughts, along with other related discussion, by clicking on the link below.

 

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Ugh....

1- "The Dead Undead" (2010) Just got through watching this. It was a pile of trash. lol Everything from the horrid acting, non-sense plot, and boring action made this a chore to watch. And they seemed to have the balls to actually set up a sequel. I hope they didn't actual make another one these things.

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The 16th Episode - an upcoming horror film about three YouTubers who are trying to get more views for their adventure channel. When they go to Morocco for their latest episode, one slowly becomes possessed by a demon and it is up to her two friends to find a way to help her. What's great is during their quest to save their friend, both guys tend to use humor as an outlet of their fears and anger and the actors playing the duo, Einar Kuusk and Cody Heuer, play off each other extremely well. But there are some tense moments and some very interesting turns with Rosine Young doing an excellent job as a matriarch-like figure whose character reminds me of something Lin Shaye would be perfect in playing. The film comes out this Friday.

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In Gold We Trust (1990):  After a botched gold for POW exchange, a mercenary group is hired by the US government to retrieve both. They team up with a Hmong village and end up fighting everything from the Laotian army to a lost valley of WWII Japanese battalions. A very fun watch.

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On 6/7/2019 at 10:22 PM, lilmanjs said:

Quantum Leap on blu ray. Looks fantastic, the original music has been restored and heck, it is just a great show!

Didn't know they put out a Blu-ray set of Quantum Leap, I have the Universal Pictures Playback DVD set, may have to pick that up at some time.

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Massage parlor murders. Killer slays massage girls and detectives are working to catch him....Very disappointing, it does not deliver either sleaze or gore. Most actors are quite bad too...It however has one quite good car chase, tho could be bit longer...into recycle pile without hesitation.

tenebre. Killer is around and he may has picked ideas from book Tenebre and writer is helping in investigation...Many think this is Argentos best and while not agree that it`s ok movie with some great camerawork and ok music. I think would have liked this re-visit more if italian audio but br I have has just english track.

whirpool. Photomodel ends up to house of young photographer and older woman and starts to feel something is not right....Maybe first Jose Larraz movie I have seen and it was not bad. Has atmosphere at times but maybe too much film is spent on nudity. However watching gorgeous vivian neves in those scenes is not exactly boring.

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Miami vice season 4. Has lot more variety in storylines than earlier seasons...some more experimental scripts are great some just plain stupid.

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The Handmaid's Tale - The much raved about show was off my radar for a long time simply because I didn't think it was my thing. Turns out it's very much my thing. It's as depressing as fuck but the first episode had me riveted. Intrigue, drama, suspense...even some romance. I'm only about six episodes deep and I'm loving every minute of it.

Street Kings - David Ayer's often forgot about cop thriller. This time Keanu Reeves is in the saddle and he does excellent work. It's a grim tale spun with enough mystery to propel it forward. Top notch performances make for a solid little watch. It might not be up there with End of Watch but it certainly makes me want to revisit Sabotage and Harsh Times.

A Walk Among the Tombstones - An average serial killer thriller starring Liam Neeson. It meanders a little bit and the tension isn't thick and fast like it should be. It's further proof that Hollywood has lost the ability to make a really good serial killer film. Gone are the days of Se7enThe Silence of the Lambs and even Kiss the Girls. This one is perfectly watchable but it's not going to blow your hair back.

Independence Day - An ironic 4th of July watch. Hadn't seen it in years. And I'll be damned if I wasn't surprised! It's overly long and the cheese is overwhelming but, all in all, it's thoroughly enjoyable. Even if the special effects are dated. A fun, end of the world alien film with big explosion and a cigar chomping Will Smith.

Annabelle - I hate to say it but this did nothing for me. And I like the two The Conjuring movies. The scares were lame, the concept of the doll was silly and it all became a bit of a bore. I've heard the film's sequels are much better and I'm on a horror kick right now so hopefully they'll entertain. But this one? Not worth the rental.

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10 hours ago, Drunken Monk said:

Annabelle - I hate to say it but this did nothing for me. And I like the two The Conjuring movies. The scares were lame, the concept of the doll was silly and it all became a bit of a bore. I've heard the film's sequels are much better and I'm on a horror kick right now so hopefully they'll entertain. But this one? Not worth the rental.

It’s true, Annabelle Creation is much more interesting.  I thought The Nun was pretty decent too,

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10 hours ago, massa_yoda said:

It’s true, Annabelle Creation is much more interesting.  I thought The Nun was pretty decent too,

The Nun is on HBO. I’m definitely going to give it a watch.

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