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    Sleepaway Camp is glorious 80's camp. 'Nuff said.
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    Ok, this is unexpected. The second Conjuring spin-off based on creepy doll Annabelle is of to a rollicking start critics-wise.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/annabelle_creation
    Looked cliche, but fun.

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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    Sleepaway Camp is glorious 80's camp. 'Nuff said.
    Agreed. One of the most bizarre twist endings ever as well.

    I've always wanted to see the sequel just because it's called Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers. The subtitle is hilarious to me for some reason.

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    Agreed. One of the most bizarre twist endings ever as well.

    I've always wanted to see the sequel just because it's called Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers. The subtitle is hilarious to me for some reason.
    I watched two sequels. They were awful and lacked the insanity of the first.

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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    Ok, this is unexpected. The second Conjuring spin-off based on creepy doll Annabelle is of to a rollicking start critics-wise.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/annabelle_creation
    Wow, this is like when Flanagan took the reigns for the Ouija prequel and shocked everyone with a decent horror film. We'll see if the good ratings last, but Annabelle: Before the Doll director David Sandberg did a solid base hit with Lights Out, so it's possible.

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    Blair Witch wasn't lame.

    Even more disappointing is that it was directed by Adam Wingard, who had batted 2 for 2 up to this point.

    I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say it could just be a case of a completely unnecessary sequel to a movie that had very little to offer but a (at the time, admittedly effective) gimmick.

    Still excited for Wingard's Godzilla.
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    Really enjoyed this indie Canadian flick called Man Vs.

    Best to go into it knowing as little as possible, so I'll leave it at this - a dude has a Survivorman type show and goes out into the Canadian wilderness to film a new episode, and crazy weird stuff starts happening.

    It took old ideas and did new things with them, staying fresh and intriguing right to the end.

    Only major gripe was some shoddy CGI towards the end, definitely due to a low-as-heck budget.

    But the lead carries it very well (which says a lot, as it's 90% a one man show), and it has some great tension.

    Dug it a lot.
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    The Mummy (1932)

    One of the world-record fastest romances ever drags down the film hard in its unconvincing attempt to counterbalance Karloff's force of "evil". That evil is so hauntingly acted and reasonably nuanced in its considered history that the romance really isn't needed. Nevertheless, some fluid camerawork and great make-up add to Karloff's performance and the film's superb atmosphere wonderfully. And that prologue is next-level in its absolute silence of dread. 6.5/10

    Also, the non-Mummy male lead kinda reminds me of Jon Hamm often in certain angles.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
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    Anyone see Beyond the Gates (2016)?

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    I did .I thought it was a fun little low budget romp.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I did .I thought it was a fun little low budget romp.
    Cool. Captures that 90s vibe? Looks fun.

    Barbara Crampton grabbed my interest.

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    They Look Like People was something else.

    Very good movie. Great performances, and hot damn is it creepy.
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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Cool. Captures that 90s vibe? Looks fun.

    Barbara Crampton grabbed my interest.
    Yep. Mostly set in a defunct VHS store as two brothers break it up for sale after their father disappears. They find a key to his back office and discover one of those VHS board games. Crampton is the woman on the tv game. Some good creepy moments, some good funny gory bits, doesn't overstay its welcome. You might not like it (and I'd understand) but if felt good to me for a low budget rando.

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    Death Note (2017 - Netflix) - yuk.

    I have no special feelings towards the original anime, and don't mind so much that they chose to set the film in America, with a largely American cast. However, the film is just not good. It's a total mess. Also, the actor who plays 'L' is one of the worst actors I've ever seen.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    [I] the actor who plays 'L' is one of the worst actors I've ever seen.
    Yeh I thought he was pretty terrible too. My notes from Letterboxd.

    Death Note
    ★★½ Watched 26 Aug, 2017
    I wouldn't be bringing up the lack of realism about a movie with a demon that kills people when you write a name in a book- but would a principal really be that dense to ignore the fact that a student was on the ground unconscious? Or a teacher overlooking this observation to rummage around the student's things that are sprawled out onto the floor? Anyway- Pacing is off here. There's no sense of time. Acting of Lakeith Stanfield is questionable. Mia's motives are way off at times. The whole unknown name subplot was dumb. Overall- this was just OK. Willem Dafoe's voice is perfect for Ryuk.

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    There's no sense of time.
    This was a huge problem. At one point, it felt like months or years should have passed in the film, and yet it appears that only a few days passed.

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    Everyone here must check out They Look Like People.

    Incredible stuff. Very unnerving, nightmarish.
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    Nearly loved Wingards Death Note. 8.5/10. Seems to be a disconnect between fans of the anime and people that haven't seen anime. I'm surprised how much hate I've seen online.

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    The first death scene was pretty cool.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Nearly loved Wingards Death Note. 8.5/10. Seems to be a disconnect between fans of the anime and people that haven't seen anime. I'm surprised how much hate I've seen online.
    As a Death Note neophyte, I thought it was crap.
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    Have never seen the anime.

    Thought it had some neat ideas but very mixed execution, and the lead was unlikeable and uncharismatic.

    L was cool.

    Ryuk was super nifty but annoyingly absent.

    Enjoyed the eclectic music choices.

    Where did you guys get that it took place over just a few days? Did I miss something there? I got the feeling this was a weeks-to-months ordeal.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)

    Where did you guys get that it took place over just a few days? Did I miss something there? I got the feeling this was a weeks-to-months ordeal.
    That's one of my main issues with the film. The sense of time and place is almost completely absent. While months or maybe years should have passed in the film, it only feels like a few days worth of time.

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    Yep, I'm with Irish.

    A failed experiment, maybe, but with ambition and pizzazz that made it charming and interesting through to the end.

    I wanted to know more, which was frustrating but also a compliment to Wingard and co. for still getting something halfway decent when several aspects fell short.
    Last Seen (out of 10):

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    When I first heard the premise, I thought it was kinda silly. Dumb. But the movie builds so many interesting details around it -- like the cult of Kira, the backstory around L -- that I wish Wingard had more time to explore it all. Shit, they could have done 40 minutes just on all the "rules" listed in the book, and I would have loved that.
    It IS silly and dumb. That's why this adaptation was so fun because it was executed so over-the-top and playful.

    I've only seen the two live-action Japanese movies, they have plenty more to mine.

    Edit: I assumed it was weeks/months as well. That's what the montage of Kira's worldwide rise felt like. But, it could've just as easily been a week. Mass murders/suicides all spouting one name all across the globe...that news story would spread very quickly.
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    Gotta say I disagree with the timeline problems others have aired.

    At no point felt confused about how much time had passed.
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    Get Out - 8.5
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