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Ralizah

Alien 3 was a decent movie. Not up to the standards of the first two, though.

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The first two Terminator 6 movies were great (especially Terminator 2) and then it went all downhill after that.

In fairness, that's probably what happens when you make multiple Terminator 6 movies.

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Tjuz

I'm planning to see A Simple Favor on Saturday. It stars Anna Kendrick, who I've enjoyed in the Pitch Perfect movies, and is directed by Paul Feig, who also directed the fantastic Spy. Trailer seemed like it's got a promising mystery, and it's been getting great reviews. Hope it's as good as I'm expecting it to be! Anyone who has seen the movie here and would like to share their experience?

Tjuz

KALofKRYPTON

@Tjuz Honestly - I'd rather put piins in my eyes than watch another Paul Feig film.

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Tjuz

@KALofKRYPTON Really? I've only seen Spy and I thought that was a very enjoyable movie. I'm guessing you had a very different experience with the film, or possibly some of his other movies. Care to elaborate?

Tjuz

KALofKRYPTON

@Tjuz firstly, I really can't stand Melissa McCarthy, so that doesn't help.

For Spy specifically, there was only one joke that brought out a real laugh - something between her and Statham about hitting him I think. The rest of it was just, there.

Then we get to Ghistbusters, which is an awful film on many levels. In fairness, I wanted to hate it just for the fact of the shameless cash in it represents - and it did quite literally nothing to make me think otherwise. It was base, boring, intellectually deficient, the story was awful, not a single moment manages to be witty, scary, clever or satirical.

I did delve into as much of the behind the scenes stuff as I could and found out exactly why. Fieg is essentially a con artist.
The script as written apparently wasn't that great to start with, but rather than actually help craft a performance or story - Fieg just rolls hours of film getting actors to ad-lib until he thinks something is funny.

He's also a bit of a coward, several times he's quite open about having no idea how to make a Ghostbusters sequel, so it became what it is.

I'm all for a 'check your brain at the door' comedy romp, but only if it's actually funny.

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Tjuz

@KALofKRYPTON Fair enough. I do enjoy Melissa McCarthy in the places I've seen her, although that's not all that many. I haven't seen Ghostbusters, so I can't debate with you on that one.

I did end up watching A Simple Favor, and it was actually a really good movie. It went far beyond the comedy aspects you'd expect and delivered an often thrilling mystery too. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively both steal the show, but it really is Kendrick's movie. The soundtrack and costume design throughout the movie is worthy of some recognition too, particularly Lively's wardrobe. Feig and his cast managed to elevate an already great script to one of the best movies I've seen this year, which to be fair, only puts it at 2/9 (behind A Star is Born). It does have some faults with the movie dragging at certain points or twists being revealed in too fast a fashion to really catch on, but both of these end up being fairly inconsequential when looking at the movie as a whole. It was a great mix of the comedy and thriller genres, and I'm looking forward to what Feig/Kendrick/Lively cook up next. Definitely worth a watch if you're at all interested.

Tjuz

RR529

Just finished watching A Nightmare on Elm Street for my Halloween night movie. The original one, and it's the first time I've watched it.

I really didn't find it scary (even watched it alone with the lights off, lol), but I still enjoyed watching it. It had an interesting premise, and I'll admit to being surprised by the ending (I generally like going back and watching 80's movies too, so that probably helped as well).

Also watched Deadpool 2 recently which was pretty good.

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Ralizah

Just finished rewatching Halloween II (the 1981 film, not the Rob Zombie... thing). Even as one of the superior Halloween sequels, it's still startling how inferior it is to the original. Granted, the original is a masterpiece and makes almost every other slasher look bad in comparison, but it really is a formless, plodding experience. If nothing else, at least it tries to re-create the sense of tension and build-up from the original (and mostly fails). It also has a poor soundtrack: it ruins pretty much every track it remixes. It does, at least, demonstrate how central the spare synth music was to the original, as the scenes it recreates from the end of the first film are scored with the new music, and it's... not nearly as compelling.

I don't think anything will disabuse me of the view that H20 is the best Halloween sequel ever made at this point.

Also watched Halloween III for the first time recently. It, quite famously, has nothing to do with the original Halloween mythos, opting instead for some weird science-horror fable about ancient occult rituals, Celtic mysticism, and halloween masks. It's weird, and the music is kind of annoying in spots, but I thought it was fun. Not much of a horror movie, though.

@RR529 A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of my all-time favorite films. I've watched it pretty religiously on home video since I was a small child (apparently my parents taught me how to use the VCR because I kept wanting to re-watch it). It's pretty cheesy in spots, but the premise is still fundamentally creepy, and the film is chock full of surrealistic imagery.

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jacobia

@beemo Awesome! I’ve yet to watch Ant-Man And The Wasp, but I loved the first one (I reckon it’s my favourite of the MCU), so I’m sure I’ll love the sequel too.

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Tjuz

@beemo After having just replied to you in the TV Show thread, it seems like our opinions are the polar opposite in general (regarding Ant-Man being the best movie in the MCU)! Well, at least it's not the worst I've seen. That honor goes to Thor: The Dark World.

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jacobia

Has anyone here seen the new Suspiria movie yet? It’s on in selected cinemas across the UK on November 16th. I am sooo looking forward to seeing it!

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jacobia

I watched a Turkish horror film called ’Siccîn’ on YouTube earlier. It’s got English subtitles, is quite creepy in parts, and was intriguing to experience a horror story based in the Islamic faith and traditions. Also, there’s a part 2, 3, 4 and 5, which I think are also on YouTube.
Anyhoo, for anyone interested, here’s a link to the one I watched - https://youtu.be/6cWzdz1xcUM

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jacobia

@JohnnyShoulder Thanks for the heads up, I’ve added it to my to watch list.

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Ralizah

@jacobia Haven't seen Siccin, but it looks interesting, so I'll definitely be checking it out!

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andreoni79

Tonight, guess why, I'm gonna watch "A fistful of dollars" by Sergio Leone.

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Th3solution

Anyone excited for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald? Why does it feel like the Harry Potter universe has jumped the shark? The movie is quietly only a week away from release.

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