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    Watched A Touch of Zen. Loved it for 2h15min. Then the story basically ended and the last 45 minutes was a series of fights between a secondary character and one who hadn't even showed up before. Disappointing ending to an otherwise great movie. Was most impressed by how gorgeous the cinematography looked, especially in comparison to Come Drink with Me and Dragon Gate Inn.

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    Quote Quoting Isaac (view post)
    The 1932 Mummy doesn't have nearly enough mummy in it.
    No it doesn't I just watched it yesterday. It's not even ever fully onscreen.

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    I really like the Lee/Cushing one.

    But Bubba Ho Tep May be the best mummy movie of all time.

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    I'm watching them all right now in order. Here's my ranking so far.


    1.The Mummy 1999 ★★★★½
    2.The Mummy Returns 2001 ★★★★
    3.Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy 1955 ★★★
    4.The Mummy’s Hand 1940 ★★★
    5.The Mummy 2017 ★★★
    6.The Mummy 1932 ★★½
    7.The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 ★★
    8.The Mummy’s Tomb 1942 ★½
    9.The Mummy’s Ghost 1944 ★
    10.The Mummy’s Curse 1944 ★

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I really like the Lee/Cushing one.

    But Bubba Ho Tep May be the best mummy movie of all time.
    I love Bubba Ho-Tep.
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    Quote Quoting StanleyK (view post)
    Well, it took me about two years, but I've seen all of the Disney theatrical animated featuresTM.

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    I looked at the Match Cut threads for the most recent ones (the 'new Renaissance') and noticed that my opinion diverged from the consensus in almost all of them. MC didn't like The Princess and the Frog, I thought it was cute and a decent throwback to their 90s stuff. MC loved Tangled, I thought it was basically a subpar Dreamworks movie. MC didn't like Wreck-It Ralph, I thought it was their best movie in like two decades. MC liked Frozen, I thought it was a piece of shit. MC liked Big Hero 6, I thought it was the most generic movie that ever generic'd. Our tastes only coincided with Zootopia, which everybody in the world liked.

    My overall verdict: A few good movies in there, but a lot of crap to wade through to get there. Not really the studio you'd want owning half of the world's entertainment, but I guess you could do worse.
    I just watched Lilo and Stitch for the first time last night.

    Wow what an odd film. THere's no music and there's barely any comic relief. It's like a straight story about a broken home and invading aliens.

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    Quentin Tarantino:

    Reservoir Dogs - 8.5
    Pulp Fiction - 8.5
    The Man from Hollywood (Four Rooms) - 7
    Jackie Brown - 8.5
    Kill Bill: Vol. 1 - 10
    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 - 10
    Death Proof - 8.5
    Inglourious Basterds - 10
    Django Unchained - 8.5
    The Hateful Eight - 7
    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - 7



    His movies haven't quite been the same since Sally Menke's death. Perhaps it will be for the best if he does really make his next movie the last one.

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    Chang-Dong Lee:

    Green Fish - 4
    Peppermint Candy - 5.5
    Oasis - 7
    Secret Sunshine - 8.5
    Poetry - 5.5
    Burning - 5.5



    Safe to say I don't get the appeal. Outside of one wonderfully executed movie, his films seem to have a good central idea that doesn't justify their length and extremely slow pace.

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    Quote Quoting StanleyK (view post)
    Safe to say I don't get the appeal. Outside of one wonderfully executed movie, his films seem to have a good central idea that doesn't justify their length and extremely slow pace.
    For better or for worse, he's basically a novelist who makes films, and I think the length and pacing of his films derives from this. Of the four that I've seen, however, only Poetry seems to me a bit sluggish, but maybe that's because I miss the balls-to-the-walls melodrama of Peppermint Candy, Oasis, and Milyang.
    Just because...
    Bulletproof Heart (Mark Malone, 1994) mild
    Those Who Are Fine (Cyril Schäublin, 2017) cold
    Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (Richard Linklater, 2019) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe


    The (New) World (August: L'Enfant secret, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)

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    I have to agree with Stanley that the slow pacing in Burning wore me out big time. Also like him, I remember Secret Sunshine as a great experience and I think the lenght was more justified there, or maybe the plot was just thicker. Those are the only ones I've seen, though.

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    For me, Lee’s later films always seem extremely fast. That’s not to say that they seem fast-paced like a blockbuster, but I recall the distinct feeling of being like, “Wow, there is so much distinctive character detail thus far and we’re only halfway through.” It’s like a full season of TV in a film, because no time is wasted on banal or cliche that makes the characters indistinguishable from every other character, and yet they are also simple characters, not big and loud and obvious. A true master of detail - a novelist, in short. I feel lucky to have him!

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    Incidentally, have any of Lee's novels been translated into English yet? All I've been able to find is one short story, "The Dreaming Beast," that was published in the Journal of Korean Literature and Culture.
    Just because...
    Bulletproof Heart (Mark Malone, 1994) mild
    Those Who Are Fine (Cyril Schäublin, 2017) cold
    Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (Richard Linklater, 2019) cold

    The last book I read was...
    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe


    The (New) World (August: L'Enfant secret, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)

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