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#676 Old 7th Jul 2021 at 11:56 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 23rd Sep 2021 at 2:12 AM.
My Dinner With Andre (1981) - 1/10
I cringe thinking that people actually paid money and sat in movie theaters to watch this pseudo-intellectual drivel. I'm embarrassed to say that I sat through this, watching it online last night, although I did fall asleep for about 15 minutes half-way through. Well, eating always makes me sleepy.
#677 Old 9th Jul 2021 at 3:25 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 17th Jul 2021 at 7:35 PM.
Idiocracy (2006) - 2/10
Not too far from present-day reality. I did get one good thing out of watching this garbage, namely, the end credits play a catchy instrumental ditty I'd never heard before, Buck Owens' Buckaroo.
#678 Old 16th Jul 2021 at 11:03 PM
Con Air (1997) is like the only Nic Cage movie that's acceptable. Though I did watch like 10 mins of Bangkok Dangerous before I had to go out and that was really fun, so maybe if I watch the whole thing there could be another nice movie featuring the dude
#679 Old 17th Jul 2021 at 5:27 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 28th Oct 2021 at 11:43 PM.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - 3.5/10
(slight spoiler warning)
Typical low budget British science fiction, with cheesy props, including 1940's-era telephones and telephone switchboards among otherwise somewhat futuristic mid-century furniture, and the main protagonist eventually escaping in a row boat, despite his high-tech pursuers giving chase on jet packs, which is the absurd low point in the film.
What's odd is that in a society that has outlawed reading of any kind, everyone does seem to know how to read, and there are in fact places where reading is obvious, at least the reading of numbers, such as the number 451 on the firemen's uniforms and the floor selection buttons inside elevators.
The only thing that intrigues me about this movie is that I'm curious where the elevated monorail was located and whatever happened to it, so I'll have to do a net search for that.
Some movies make me want to read the books they're based on, but this isn't one of them. Pointless and very boring.

Edit: The monorail was a test track, about a mile long and constructed in France by a corporate consortium, and dismantled not long after having been used in the movie.
#680 Old 17th Jul 2021 at 7:41 PM
Originally Posted by Noa1500
Con Air (1997) is like the only Nic Cage movie that's acceptable. Though I did watch like 10 mins of Bangkok Dangerous before I had to go out and that was really fun, so maybe if I watch the whole thing there could be another nice movie featuring the dude

Yeah, it's unfortunate that Cage seems to be one of David Lynch's go-to actors.
#681 Old 19th Jul 2021 at 7:50 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 2nd Sep 2021 at 12:06 AM.
The Lost Continent (1968) - 4/10 (Not to be confused with a couple of movies entitled Lost Continent, from the 1950's)
It starts out promisingly enough, with a leaky old steamer carrying illegal cargo to Caracas, Venezuela, I forget from where, along with an odd collection of passengers. After encountering a hurricane they end up stuck in the doldrums in the Sargasso Sea (I had to look that up) where they encounter man-eating seaweed, giant carnivorous crustaceans, and the descendants of conquistadors who have been trapped in the doldrums for centuries. It sounds more interesting than it is.
Who says weed wasn't potent back in the 60's? And I don't mean seaweed.
#682 Old 24th Jul 2021 at 2:19 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 20th Nov 2021 at 3:43 AM.
Quest for Fire (1981) - 10/10
In the prehistoric world, a Cro-Magnon tribe's survival depends on maintaining their source of fire, which eventually extinguishes. Lacking the knowledge to start a new fire, the tribe sends three warriors on a quest for more. Good cinematography, good drama and good humor.
Unique in that there is not a single spoken word in the entire movie, just grunts and gestures.
One of my favorite movies.
#683 Old 1st Aug 2021 at 8:56 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 28th Oct 2021 at 11:43 PM.
Dead & Buried (1981) - 5/10
A Twilight Zone type of movie, only not as good as the series.
#684 Old 8th Aug 2021 at 4:24 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 20th Nov 2021 at 3:32 AM.
Bullitt (1968) - 5/10

Another old movie that I never sat down and watched properly, until last night.

Steve McQueen plays San Francisco police Lieutenant Bullitt, who is charged with protecting a mob fugitive over the weekend until he can testify in court the following Monday.
About a half-dozen other notable actors play their typical roles, including Robert Vaughn as Senator Chalmers, Don Gordon as detective Delgetti, Simon Oakland as Captain Bennet, and even Norman Fell (the landlord from Three's Company) as Baker, another police superior. Jacqueline Bisset plays Bullitt's significant other and Robert Duvall plays a cabdriver.

Noted for it's supposedly epic car chase between two 1960's muscle cars through the streets and nearby highways of San Francisco, I don't see much else extraordinary about this film. Although the general story isn't too hard to follow, there are irritating details that left me wondering whether they are, or are not, significant. Even after reading the plot description on Wikipedia afterwards, the overall story still seemed sketchy to me. It seems the entire movie was built around the car chase.

(Spoiler alert)
For example:
* Senator Chalmer's suspected link to organized crime (according to Wikipedia) is never elucidated. Is he a good guy or bad guy? If he's bad, how bad?
* Why in fact did Ross unlock the door of the hotel room?
* Would leaving the door locked have made much of a difference, considering the perpetrators subsequently entered the room and shot two people with a shotgun? They obviously weren't concerned about making noise, so would a simple locked door chain have made much difference to them?
* Jacqueline Bisset's role as Lieutenant Bullitt's girlfriend/fiancee is of no importance to the film. Using her to try to "humanize" Bullitt is pointless. The only reason she's in the movie is because they wanted to include a beautiful woman, or any woman, in the film, but leaving out her role entirely would have made no difference whatsoever. She's just window dressing in an otherwise all-male cast.
#685 Old 12th Aug 2021 at 5:55 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 13th Aug 2021 at 5:52 PM.
Cell (2016) - 5/10
Science Fiction or a prediction of the near future?
#686 Old 2nd Sep 2021 at 12:02 AM
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) - 4/10
A supercomputer designed to safely control the world's nuclear weapons becomes sentient and decides to rule the world.
#687 Old 4th Sep 2021 at 7:24 PM
In the Mouth of Madness (1994) - 5/10
Some kind of Lovecraftian-type tale that gets weirder and weirder.
#688 Old 23rd Sep 2021 at 2:07 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 24th Sep 2021 at 3:20 AM.
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) - 4/10
The title sounds like a cross between a horror movie and a porn flick. Cheesy and melodramatic.
#689 Old 1st Oct 2021 at 7:36 AM
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) - 5/10
Too complicated with too many similar characters intertwined. Had to read the plot description on Wikipedia after watching it. Real life is not that complicated.
Lab Assistant
#690 Old 1st Oct 2021 at 2:03 PM
Hot Fuzz (2007) 9/10

Couldn't stop laughing - shut my eyes for all the bloody bits. Second time seeing it, which is always the better one when it comes to movies, being accepting and unconcerned about quality.
Test Subject
#691 Old 2nd Oct 2021 at 4:53 PM
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Mad Poster
#692 Old 9th Oct 2021 at 9:27 PM Last edited by simmer22 : 11th Oct 2021 at 7:07 PM.
The Call

Decent story, but apart from the second teen who gets kidnapped, nobody in that movie has an inch of basic survival instinct and/or survival 101 skills. The 911 operator sounds like she knows what she's talking about when on the phone (after she gets a second go, that is), but when she's in the field she's almost as bad as the rest of 'em... Even the police is blundering around a bit, always 3 steps behind. Also, that ending... That's just begging for future trouble
#693 Old 14th Oct 2021 at 6:31 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 15th Oct 2021 at 1:22 AM.
Southern Comfort (1981) - 3/10
The first hour or so is a cliche cringefest and, frankly, boring. The last half hour is okay.
Edit: Actually, I'm going to lower my ratings by 2 whole points because after further thought, this entire movie is garbage.
#694 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 2:05 AM
City of Fear (1959) - 4/10
A vicious killer escapes from San Quentin, heading to Los Angeles, with a canister of what he believes to be heroin but is actually a radioactive substance that is dangerous enough to kill everyone in the city. What he does not know is that exposure to the element is slowly killing him, as the authorities try to locate him and the canister.

Sounds like an interesting plot, but this movie just plods along, boringly.
#695 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 7:22 AM Last edited by ScaryRob : 28th Oct 2021 at 4:09 PM.
Brainstorm (1965) - 3/10
Scientist Jim Grayam saves his boss' wife from suicide but falls in-love with her and plots to kill her husband by pretending to be criminally insane.
Goofy, boring, dumb.
#696 Old 6th Nov 2021 at 8:19 PM
Deadline (1980) - 2/10
A popular horror writer whose family life is falling apart struggles to write his next horror movie.
Never heard of it? That's because it's effing stupid.
Test Subject
#697 Old 7th Nov 2021 at 1:08 AM
Black Swan (2010) - 8.7/10

super interesting!!! beautiful shots and concept - i love the cast
#698 Old 14th Nov 2021 at 5:20 PM
Gattaca (1997) - 2/10
#699 Old 21st Nov 2021 at 7:56 AM
A Haunting in Connecticut (2002) - 5/10
Apparently this is a TV movie and should not be confused with The Haunting in Connecticut (2009), a motion picture, although they both tell the same story of a family that moves into a Connecticut home that is, well, haunted, obviously.
For a TV movie this isn't too bad. It is filmed in the style of a documentary, with a narration that explains the events, along with the acting. It's got me curious to see the motion picture version.
#700 Old 21st Nov 2021 at 8:03 AM
I was wondering whether someone could help me remember the title of a movie I saw about 10 years ago. It was Sci-Fi/Horror and dealt with a creeping darkness that gradually envelopes the entire earth. I don't remember for sure, but I guess this darkness kills anyone caught in it. It wasn't a particularly good movie, kind of dumb actually, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called. It was probably one of those movies that was released only on DVD, never in theaters.
Anyone have any idea?
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