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Old 05-08-2021, 07:14 PM   #23761 (permalink)
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Finally got a chance to see this, forty years later. Man was I disappointed.
Well, not disappointed so much as unimpressed. Yes, the car chase is great (though looking at it now it's hard to remember these sort of things did not happen in movies till then, so it's the original but still) but the plot is flat, the ending is terrible and McQueen, for me, just sleepwalks through the movie, barely showing any emotion and just concentrating on being the tough guy. I suppose that's how he is, but for me Robert Vaughan stole the movie with his masterly portrayal of the unprincipled senator who's ready to roll over everyone to keep himself in office. Just found it hard to care about McQueen.

I note the scenes on the runway and flash forward to Die Hard II, though I do wonder if you could duck under taxi-ing jets without your eardrums bursting. Jackie Bisset was almost invisible too, not sure what the hell she was doing in the movie other than as the obligatory totty.

Much prefer Dirty Harry. I waited four decades for this???
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Old 05-23-2021, 06:23 PM   #23762 (permalink)
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I've just seen the latest Sesame Street documentary, Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street. Inspired by the book Street Gang by Michael Davis, the film chronicles the history of the children's television program Sesame Street and the artists, writers, producers, and educators who created it.

I found the film riveting. It was informative, insightful, heartwarming, and celebrated my beloved program with Incredible finesse. I laughed and teared up multiple times throughout the course of the feature.

It was fascinating to learn about all the pioneering research that was performed while developing the show to be the very first television program designed to help educate inner city minority children aged 3-5 who were so underserved by their communities and to utilize the psychological tools used in television marketing to earn these kids attention at a time when most other children's programming was designed to talk down to them or to sell them something. Sesame Street was arguably the first show to "sell" kids knowledge.

Sesame Street faced incredible challenges early on, notably due to its commitment to racial integration, and the documentary covered the adversity of networks refusing to air it for that very reason as well as the push-back they received for Matt Robinson's Roosevelt Franklin character.

It was beautiful to see interview footage with Joe Raposo to hear how he developed classic children's songs like Kermit's "Bein' Green" with its existential depth and so many other touchtones of the show. The deaths of Will Lee, (who played the character of Mr. Hooper), and Jim Henson were also discussed with incredible grace. And the easter eggs during and after the credits were a fun treat.

I’ve seen every major Sesame Street documentary retrospective produced to date and this latest film is by far the best-executed and my favorite. Street Gang is a wonderful tribute to a show of unparalleled and continuing influence.

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Old 05-23-2021, 07:21 PM   #23763 (permalink)
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THE DIRT - the most inspirational movie I've ever seen and starring one of my favorite artists ,Machine Gun Kelly , as Tommy Lee, Motley Crews Drummer. The storyline is suppose to be based on all real events so that makes it exiting and entertaining. The story line has so intense moments where you feel like a fan in the 80s watching (things happen) with motley crew, super exciting. Overall I give the move 8.5 out of 10 and I'm harsh!
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:05 AM   #23764 (permalink)
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Since I posted last, I've seen a few films.

Death Becomes Her (1992) - Rewatched this as I hadn't seen it since the 90s. It's a supernatural comedy with Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn. It's a little dark and pretty fun. Now that I'm well into my adult years, I find Goldie Hawn kinda hot when she has those dead eyes. I'm not a necrophile.

Sword of the stranger (2007) - Wanted to watch this because I read that it's kind of a spiritual successor to Ninja Scroll which I thought was the **** way back. There are some similarities, but it doesn't quite match the tone which was more sinister and stupidly masculine in ninja scroll. The movie is very well done, but drags a little outside of the fight scenes. The fights are good, though.

The Room (2003) - I felt like I've seen most of the room through clips on youtube and I've seen The Disaster Artist. However, I'd never watched the whole movie, start to finish. It is definitely worth it, so funny. The first 10 minutes or so rival the first 10 minutes of Hausu in terms of (mostly) unintentional comedy that just strikes gold over and over. It's great!
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Old 05-24-2021, 05:18 PM   #23765 (permalink)
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Since I posted last, I've seen a few films.

Death Becomes Her (1992) - Rewatched this as I hadn't seen it since the 90s. It's a supernatural comedy with Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn. It's a little dark and pretty fun. Now that I'm well into my adult years, I find Goldie Hawn kinda hot when she has those dead eyes. I'm not a necrophile.

Sword of the stranger (2007) - Wanted to watch this because I read that it's kind of a spiritual successor to Ninja Scroll which I thought was the **** way back. There are some similarities, but it doesn't quite match the tone which was more sinister and stupidly masculine in ninja scroll. The movie is very well done, but drags a little outside of the fight scenes. The fights are good, though.

The Room (2003) - I felt like I've seen most of the room through clips on youtube and I've seen The Disaster Artist. However, I'd never watched the whole movie, start to finish. It is definitely worth it, so funny. The first 10 minutes or so rival the first 10 minutes of Hausu in terms of (mostly) unintentional comedy that just strikes gold over and over. It's great!
Allegedly in the scene with the drug dealer on the roof you were supposed to see the guy's car flying in the background because the car is a vampire but they told Tommy no because it was too stupid. Worst place to put your foot down imo, film suffered with out the flying vampire car.
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Old 05-25-2021, 01:28 AM   #23766 (permalink)
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Allegedly in the scene with the drug dealer on the roof you were supposed to see the guy's car flying in the background because the car is a vampire but they told Tommy no because it was too stupid. Worst place to put your foot down imo, film suffered with out the flying vampire car.
Haha probably good they left that out, though. I feel like it would have undermined the seriousness of the drama.
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It was actually Tommy himself who was supposed to be a vampire, which somehow implied flying cars in his mind
Cutting that part out is cinema's greatest mistake. I don't even think they did it because it was too stupid (i mean, Tommy had authoritarian control over the film anyway) but because they ran out of money lol

Ps if you enjoyed the room you should watch the Tommy Wiseau interviews on YouTube, they're amazing. There's one where they ask him if he thought the Room would be this popular and he goes 'I did naaht!' in unintentional mimicry of the film
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Old 05-25-2021, 02:42 AM   #23768 (permalink)
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I have seen some of the interviews. He's great fun.

I don't know about the vampire plot line. I think one of the things The Room has going for it is that it's like an alien's serious attempt at making a human drama. The absurdity feels unintentional, which is great. Intentional absurdity might've undermined this aspect of the movie. That said, I would've loved if Tommy had taken his vampire ideas into a next movie. I'm thinking something darkly romantic, perhaps a little like a more modern day Interview With a Vampire (in before someone's comment; yes, I know that movie technically also takes place in the present (early 90s)).

Tommy has also worked a little with Tim & Eric, so that's where I saw him last.
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Old 06-02-2021, 04:01 PM   #23770 (permalink)
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Saw the 1988 remake of The Blob again which I hadn't seen since the late 90s or so.

It's from that time and lineage of 80s horror that's all about special FX and gnarly kills and The Blob has at least 3 that are kinda worth checking the movie out for because they are ducking great.

Other than that, it probably doesn't sound promising, but it's better than you think it is with a production value and performances that are a bit above standard genre fare. It can't compare to The Thing or Evil Dead, but still enjoyable even if the last half drags a bit.

Also kinda fun to see Kevin Dillon (Matt's brother) in a leading role.
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