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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge January 2018

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Post by klaus78 » December 30th, 2017, 3:26 pm

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Goal
Watch as many movies as you can that fit into the Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy genre. If you are in doubt whether a movie counts or not, just ask.

Rules
- A feature film (anything over 45 minutes) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films counts as one entry.
- For Mini-Series/TV series (40 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series/TV series with shorter episodes, the 60 minute rule applies.
- Rewatches are allowed.

Challenge runs from January 1, 2018 to January 31, 2018.

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#2

Post by 3eyes » December 30th, 2017, 3:55 pm

In, modestly -- I'll focus more on the fantasy side.

It looks like all the Batman movies will be streaming on NF US come January.
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Post by 72allinncallme » December 30th, 2017, 4:28 pm

Modestly in as well :)


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Post by Mochard » December 30th, 2017, 8:07 pm

This challenge may work well with the low rating challenge so I will probably do both. Sci-fi is one of my favorite genre's. I will try to average 1 a day.

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Post by te18 » December 30th, 2017, 10:08 pm

I'll watch a few that'll overlap with the Low IMDb Rating challenge. Count me in.

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Post by jeroeno » December 30th, 2017, 10:24 pm

Absolutely, count me in.

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 31st, 2017, 2:51 am

Would it be possible to lower that episode time limit to 40 minutes? I ask because of those darn pesky "hour long" episode that usually clock in right at 42 or 43 minutes...

Thanks for hosting, btw!

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Post by 45MinuteZoom » December 31st, 2017, 3:09 am

I'm in!

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Post by jdidaco » December 31st, 2017, 4:49 am

In! Thanks for hosting, klaus78.

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Post by OldAle1 » December 31st, 2017, 4:58 am

Sure why not.
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Post by vortexsurfer » December 31st, 2017, 5:20 am

I'm in.

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Post by Tarris1 » December 31st, 2017, 8:14 am

Might go for bronze in the non-IMDB lists (11, 21 and 8 movies left respectively) and potentially platinum in the IMDB lists (7 left in both)

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Post by klaus78 » December 31st, 2017, 5:27 pm

maxwelldeux on Dec 30 2017, 07:51:14 PM wrote:Would it be possible to lower that episode time limit to 40 minutes? I ask because of those darn pesky "hour long" episode that usually clock in right at 42 or 43 minutes...
Sure, I think that's how we usually handle it.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » January 1st, 2018, 3:48 am

I'm in. The Sci-fi lists are among my worst lists, and they are small enough, I want to go for platinum on them (or close to it.)

Official Sci-fi list multitask (Films that are on both of the sci-fi lists.)
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Post by te18 » January 1st, 2018, 3:57 am

1. Stinger (2005) 1/10
There's many movies like this, in which a ragtag band of stereotypes battle a carnivorous monster in a confined space, but you'd be hard pressed to find one cheaper than this. Complete with some of the least convincing CG in cinematic history, woefully bad acting and lighting so bad you can barely see what's meant to be happening half the time. Worse still, it's far more often boring than it is amusing.
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Post by flavo5000 » January 1st, 2018, 6:33 am

I'll be in for sure on this one, coupling it with the low rating challenge.

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Post by sol » January 1st, 2018, 6:45 am

1. Welt am Draht: Ep. 1 (1973)
2. Welt am Draht: Ep. 2 (1973)

I wonder how my experience of the film would have differed had I not read the top-rated comments on the movie's iCM page first. Even knowing the twist though, I actually preferred the first blissful ignorance first episode to the more paranoid second episode. Whatever the case, I absolutely love the visual style of the project; fluid camera movements and tons of (thematically relevant) reflective surfaces. Reminds me a lot of Fassbinder's much-underrated Despair.
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Post by sol » January 1st, 2018, 9:01 am

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1. Welt am Draht: Ep. 1 (1973)
2. Welt am Draht: Ep. 2 (1973)
3. Coherence (2013) REVISION

I had wanted to revisit this one pretty much ever since I saw it (a couple of years ago) and this Challenge was the perfect opportunity. Once again, I didn't think terribly highly of the film's first act, but as the film progressed, it was interesting to see the characters put the pieces slowly together knowing full well (from my earlier viewing) what was going on. And the ending still left quite a punch. Great example of how to make a compelling science fiction movie with zero special effects or action sequences.
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Post by jeroeno » January 1st, 2018, 10:13 am

1. Predator (1987) (Rewatch)

Perfect first viewing of the year. This year we'll be able to see the new Predator movie written and directed by none other than Shane Black, who plays Hawkins in this 1987 version. If anyone can make a good Predator movie at this point, it's Shane Black.

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Post by 3eyes » January 1st, 2018, 4:28 pm

1. Plan 9 from outer space (59)

About this being "the worst movie ever made:" - No one who has seen "Revenge of the Toilet" (which my son made when he was around 12) would agree. But then, I used to wonder why I never made any "Worst-Dressed Woman" list.

The introductory spiel sets the tone, all right. The conclusion is gloriously muddled, but (whew!) the peaceniks are foiled again. What struck me most was the voiceover narrative - guess it took awhile for the filmmakers to realize they weren't doing a radio episode of Inner Sanctum.
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Post by VincentPrice » January 1st, 2018, 4:51 pm

1. Planet of the Apes-2001: 8/10 (Rewatch)

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Post by jeroeno » January 1st, 2018, 5:15 pm

2. Cyber Tracker (1994)
3. Cyber-Tracker 2 (1995)

A Don 'The Dragon' Wilson double bill. Man I miss the 90's :D

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Post by VincentPrice » January 1st, 2018, 8:12 pm

2. Army of Darkness-1992: 10/10 (Rewatch)
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 1st, 2018, 8:53 pm

1. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

One of the comments on ICM nailed it - it's basically a poor version of Airplane! with killer tomatoes. Terribly done, but super fun and funny.
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Post by Mochard » January 1st, 2018, 9:09 pm

1. Brides of Blood (1968) - 4.5
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Decent start to the challenge. Had a 1950's feel to it, not sure if that was on purpose though.

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Post by albajos » January 1st, 2018, 10:10 pm

01. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) USA 1089 checks 2 official lists Rated: 2.6 Sci-fi
02. Santa Claus (1959) Mexico 392 checks 2 official lists Rated: 2.5 Fantasy

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Post by ororama » January 1st, 2018, 10:29 pm

klaus78 on Dec 31 2017, 10:27:12 AM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Dec 30 2017, 07:51:14 PM wrote:Would it be possible to lower that episode time limit to 40 minutes? I ask because of those darn pesky "hour long" episode that usually clock in right at 42 or 43 minutes...
Sure, I think that's how we usually handle it.
Does this mean that TV episodes are counted according to the length of the time slot that they originally ran in, e.g., a 27 minute episode of Suspense from the 1940s and a 21 minute episode of a present day US network series would each count as 30 minutes? Just asking for clarification purposes, I'm okay either way.

I still have so many episodes of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman to watch that adding one to each hour block of TV episodes might help me finish the series this year. I enjoy it, but the plots tend to be basically the same in almost all episodes, so if I watch 15 or 20 episodes in any challenge I am doing really well.

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Post by albajos » January 1st, 2018, 10:32 pm

ororama on Jan 1 2018, 03:29:08 PM wrote:
klaus78 on Dec 31 2017, 10:27:12 AM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Dec 30 2017, 07:51:14 PM wrote:Would it be possible to lower that episode time limit to 40 minutes? I ask because of those darn pesky "hour long" episode that usually clock in right at 42 or 43 minutes...
Sure, I think that's how we usually handle it.
Does this mean that TV episodes are counted according to the length of the time slot that they originally ran in, e.g., a 27 minute episode of Suspense from the 1940s and a 21 minute episode of a present day US network series would each count as 30 minutes? Just asking for clarification purposes, I'm okay either way.

I still have so many episodes of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman to watch that adding one to each hour block of TV episodes might help me finish the series this year. I enjoy it, but the plots tend to be basically the same in almost all episodes, so if I watch 15 or 20 episodes in any challenge I am doing really well.
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Post by jeroeno » January 1st, 2018, 10:34 pm

4. Expect no Mercy (1995)

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Post by 72allinncallme » January 1st, 2018, 11:51 pm

1. Black Mirror S04E04 «Hang the DJ» (2017)
2. Black Mirror S04E05 «Metalhead» (2017)
3. Black Mirror S04E06 «Black Museum» (2017)

Another great season (l)

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Post by klaus78 » January 2nd, 2018, 12:30 am

ororama on Jan 1 2018, 03:29:08 PM wrote:
klaus78 on Dec 31 2017, 10:27:12 AM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Dec 30 2017, 07:51:14 PM wrote:Would it be possible to lower that episode time limit to 40 minutes? I ask because of those darn pesky "hour long" episode that usually clock in right at 42 or 43 minutes...
Sure, I think that's how we usually handle it.
Does this mean that TV episodes are counted according to the length of the time slot that they originally ran in, e.g., a 27 minute episode of Suspense from the 1940s and a 21 minute episode of a present day US network series would each count as 30 minutes? Just asking for clarification purposes, I'm okay either way.

I still have so many episodes of Science Ninja Team Gatchaman to watch that adding one to each hour block of TV episodes might help me finish the series this year. I enjoy it, but the plots tend to be basically the same in almost all episodes, so if I watch 15 or 20 episodes in any challenge I am doing really well.
I'd prefer to keep it simple and just set the limit a little lower.
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Post by jdidaco » January 2nd, 2018, 1:42 am

1. The Horn Blows at Midnight (Raoul Walsh, 1945) 8.5/10
2. Beyond the Time Barrier (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1960) 7/10
3. The Projectionist (Harry Hurwitz, 1971) 7.5/10
4. Deceit (Albert Pyun, 1990) 8/10

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Post by Mochard » January 2nd, 2018, 2:16 am

2. Uchu kara no messeji (1978) - 7/10
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1. Brides of Blood (1968) - 4.5/10
2. Uchu kara no messeji (1978) - 7/10
This is my 4th film directed by Kinji Fukasaku his films average a 6.5 rating from me. The film itself was pretty fast flowing from start to finish. It was silly in places but I found it fun and entertaining. I watched it with the original Japanese soundtrack rather than the dubbed English version (which I always try to do). Random fact from the movie is that is had Vic Morrow in it, who is Jennifer Jason Leigh's dad!

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Post by hurluberlu » January 2nd, 2018, 2:21 am

1. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014) [Rewatch] 9/10 =

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Post by India Istanbul » January 2nd, 2018, 2:32 am

1. Mutiny in Outer Space 1965
2. The Day Mars Invaded the Earth 1963
3. Beyond the Moon 1954
4. The Gypsy Moon 1954
5. Silver Needle in the Sky 1954

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Post by Mochard » January 2nd, 2018, 4:02 am

3. Il mulino delle donne di pietra (1960) - 5/10
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1. Brides of Blood (1968) - 4.5/10
2. Uchu kara no messeji (1978) - 7/10
3. Il mulino delle donne di pietra (1960) - 5/10
Not seeing the love with this one. The English title of this Italian movie is Mill of the Stone People. More horror than sci-fi in my opinion and I'm not a big fan of horror.

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Post by 3eyes » January 2nd, 2018, 5:05 am

2. Arrival (16)

Second try on this one. First time the DVD was so dark I couldn't tell who was talking, and turned it off. For some reason I didn't have that problem on streaming (Amazon Prime). I'm glad I finally saw it. - especially for linguistic reasons, the role of time is likewise intriguing, and well-integrated into the rest.
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Post by flavo5000 » January 2nd, 2018, 6:04 am

1. Coco (2017)
2. Ra.One (2011)
3. The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)
4. Zombies on Broadway (1945)
5. The Erotic Witch Project (2000)

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Post by 45MinuteZoom » January 2nd, 2018, 7:47 am

1. 20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea (Stuart Paton, 1916) - It's cool that they had underwater scenes, but ugh, this was a slog.

2. It's A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) - Thank God his wife didn't have to become a librarian instead! Still a fantastic movie.

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