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Old 05-15-2017, 09:57 PM   #2791
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Tremors: B+

 
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:06 PM   #2792
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Aw yeah, Tremors is my shit!

 
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:07 PM   #2793
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Alien: Covenant - 3/5
I liked it marginally better than Prometheus. It actually develops some good tension, which is almost ruined by some goofy scenes but it somehow kept it together. The ending reveal was super telegraphed but the way it was done was really good.

I'd really like to sit down and talk to a fan of the series who could explain what the Alien life cycle is at this point. To me it seems the filmmakers just change the rules whenever they feel like it.

 
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:41 PM   #2794
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it always amuses me when franchise geeks have ferocious rhetoric battles over stuff like that because it's usually obvious that they're just trying to force making sense of a disjointed narrative stitched together by several writers/producers/directors/etc according to whatever whim they had at the moment

and i mean i get it, sometimes you want it to make sense and it sucks admitting that your favorite film franchise is just a trademarked piece on the hollywood chessboard that'll be compromised as much as necessary in order to squeeze an extra buck.

sorry, i'm being a cynical asshole

can't wait to watch Covenant, mostly because it's great entertainment though. i don't really have big expectations for it as an Alien film, if that makes sense.

 
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:47 PM   #2795
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Don't like alien films sorry no bonnie stars

 
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:56 PM   #2796
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The gestation period for the Aliens (aka Xenomorphs) varies from film to film. There is no sense to be made from it. Sawry!

 
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:57 PM   #2797
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can't wait to watch Covenant, mostly because it's great entertainment though. i don't really have big expectations for it as an Alien film, if that makes sense.
Same. I mean, it's Prometheus 2 in new clothing, so I think one should go into it with that mindset.

 
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:14 PM   #2798
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The gestation period for the Aliens (aka Xenomorphs) varies from film to film. There is no sense to be made from it. Sawry!
Boo, that's weak.
I need my fake science to make sense!!!

 
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:01 AM   #2799
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Finally watched Avatar

Damn if Cameron doesn't know how to craft a bitchin flick: the plot beats were perfectly paced, the cgi was amazing, the climax was delicious, etc

But also, damn if this isn't one of the most racist "white savior" narratives I've ever seen. Not sure I can get past that to even grant any score out of 10....

 
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:08 PM   #2800
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Alien Covenant 8/10 easily the 3rd best alien film ever, makes me wanna watch Prometheus again

 
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:11 PM   #2801
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I WAS OVERDOSING ON HEROIN AND I SAW MY ENTIRE LIFE FLASH BEFORE MY EYES

IT WAS PRETTY BADLY WRITTEN AND FUCKING BORING AS SHIT

TOTAL WASTE OF TIME

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Old 05-18-2017, 10:13 PM   #2802
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3rd best Alien movie? That's kinda faint praise, no?

 
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:11 AM   #2803
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3rd best Alien movie? That's kinda faint praise, no?
Well

Considering there have been 8, and that Alien and Aliens are bonafide classic films, "easily the 3rd best" is actually strong praise

 
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:41 PM   #2804
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8? Shhhheeeeyyaaatttt those AvP flicks don't count!

 
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:54 PM   #2805
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Well

There were fucken aliens in them, iirc

So

 
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:54 PM   #2806
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No! You can't make me!

 
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:55 PM   #2807
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I can't wait to watch Covenant in theaters but real talk: the trailer looks like hot garbage.

 
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:05 AM   #2808
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Alien vs Predator 1 wasn't complete garbage. It had some moments.

 
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:56 AM   #2809
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yeah, like the rolling credits

BAM

 
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:12 PM   #2810
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:02 PM   #2811
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yeah, like the rolling credits

BAM
Well, i'm certainly not gonna defend it as some cinematic achievement.
It's fun schlock.

 
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:49 PM   #2812
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Aw yeah, Tremors is my shit!
bacon is good in anything

 
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:39 PM   #2813
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Six degrees of fried bacon

 
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:38 AM   #2814
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Deeper: The Retribution of Beth

C-

This is a revenge movie, with the object of revenge being pornographers who make those van porn films where they pick up girls on the street, trick them into sex on camera, then humiliate them. Great set-up. Who doesn't want to see pornographers murdered. But it doesn't really deliver. Obvious low budget production valuie not really being the issue here. Plot is thin and plot 'twist' at the end is weak.

However, if you feel like wasting 1:19 watching a woman torture and kill a couple of scumbags, this is an easy choice.

Available now for free on Amazon Prime

 
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:48 AM   #2815
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All About E

B-

This is both a love story and an "on the run" caper film about a 20 something lesbian in Australia who makes off with a bag full of cash that belongs to gangters. Also, she's a DJ with middle Eastern ancestry. Why she decides to run with the money isn't quite clear. And her effeminate gay male side kick is a blanant stereotype and not terribly effective as a comic foil. But some of the story involving her female love interest, including a well shot sex scene kind of rescue this one despite some very big plot holes.

Available now on Netflix

 
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:53 AM   #2816
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i watched philomena again yesterday.
i think it's a good movie. nothing spectacular per se, but nice to watch, good acting, touching story, what-have-you...

 
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:54 AM   #2817
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yadda yadda yadda was incredibly moved

 
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:56 AM   #2818
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Summertime (original title: La Belle Saison)

B+

This French/Belgian film is set in the early 70s and is a love story involving two women. One a farm girl from the North. The other a Parisian feminist. Very well acted with some good cinematography and fairly good attention to period detail (clothing, sets, etc). The film also turns some storytelling conventions around. It would have been easy to tell such a story by depicting the older feminist Parisian character as some kind of a faminist predator, but it's actually the farm girl who is the protagonist and the one who instigates a relationship with an otherwise "straight" woman. This is fairly good love story, with "hard R" graphic sex scenes and what can be described as a typical French ending.

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Old 05-21-2017, 10:01 AM   #2819
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bacon is good in anything
But even the Bacon-less sequels are good fun. Except for 5. I thought that one was a piece of shit.

 
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Summertime (original title: La Belle Saison)

B+

This French/Belgian film is set in the early 70s and is a love story involving two women. One a farm girl from the North. The other a Parisian feminist. Very well acted with some good cinematography and fairly good attention to period detail (clothing, sets, etc). The film also turns some storytelling conventions around. It would have been easy to tell such a story by depicting the older feminist Parisian character as some kind of a faminist predator, but it's actually the farm girl who is the protagonist and the one who instigates a relationship with an otherwise "straight" woman. This is fairly good love story, with "hard R" graphic sex scenes and what can be described as a typical French ending.

Available now on Netflix
Sold!

Not available on brazilian netflix though.

 
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