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7. Duckman: 7 episodes (1996)

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1. Ranma 1/2: Nihao My Concubine (1992)
2. Nineteen 19 (1990)
3. Iria: Zeiram the Animation (1994)
4. Here Is Greenwood (1991)
5. Sink or Swim (1990)
6. Batman: The Animated Series: 9 episodes (1992)
7. Duckman: 7 episodes (1996)
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VH1 I Love The 90s
1. It (Tommy Lee Wallace-1990) (192 min)
2. Instrument (Jem Cohen-1999)
3. The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld-1991)
4. Ronin (John Frankenheimer-1998)
5. Mat i syn (aka Mother and Son) (Aleksandr Sokurov-1997)
6. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami-1990)
7. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Hector Babenco-1991) (189 min)
8. A Goofy Movie (Kevin Lima-1995)
9. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg-1990)
10. Friday (F. Gary Gray-1995)
11. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater-1993)
12. Quest for Camelot (Frederik Du Chau-1998)
13. The Sandlot (David M. Evans-1993)
14. The Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian De Palma-1990)

15. Snake Eyes (Brian De Palma-1998)
16. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma-1993) (144 min)

Not a bad little 90's De Palma trilogy. He's always interesting, but he never really reaches the top tier consistently enough to be called great. Like, he's great with camerawork. Long shots, double shots, trick shots. He's a technical wizard and all. But I just don't connect with any character on any kind of emotional level.
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Nineties
1. The Living End (1992)
2. Los Enchiladas (1999)
3. Three Seasons (1999)
4. Scream (1996) REVISION
5. Scream 2 (1997) REVISION
6. Child's Play 2 (1990)
7. Child's Play 3 (1991)
8. Bride of Chucky (1998)
9. The Resurrected (1991)
10. The Refrigerator (1991)
11. A Little Princess (1995)
12. Lord of Illusions (1995)
13. The Night Flier (1997)
14. Needful Things (1993)
15. Things. (1993)
16. Thinner (1996)
17. Meet the Applegates (1990)
18. Boy Meets Girl (1994)
19. Necronomicon (1993)
20. Castle Freak (1995)
21. Daddy's Girl (1996)
22. Deep Rising (1998)
23. Dust Devil (1992)
24. Love Bites (1993)
25. Nang Nak (1999)
26. Tremors (1990)
27. Trauma (1993)
28. Hexed (1993)
29. Mirage (1990)
30. Mimic (1997)
31. Mikey (1992)

32. Mom (1991)

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While it is unclear what her vampire-like affliction is meant to represent (possibly dementia?), this makes for a refreshingly offbeat and unusual look at the difficulties of caring for an elderly parent. There is also some very funny dialogue as Bates exclaims to Miller that she is still his mother, never once as fazed by her condition as he is. Brion James is also very amusing as the softly-spoken Southern gentlemen who bites and transforms her early on.
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:ICM: DAY 16 : 1995 :ICM:

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:facepalm: For people who just want to see the numbers:
119. Crimson Tide (1995) (l)
120. The Quick and the Dead (1995) :thumbsup:
121. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) :P
122. Slam Dunk Ernest (1995) :yucky: :down:
123. The Expert (1995) :ermm:
124. The Jerky Boys (1995) :down:
125. Gubben i Stugan (1995) :thumbsup:
126. Xiaoshan huijia (1995) :mellow:
127. 50 Feet of String (1995) :blink:
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12. Crime Story / Jung on zo (Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan, 1993) 7

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13. What Dreams May Come (Vincent Ward, 1998) 5-

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The G90D old days
1. Like Water for Chocolate / Como agua para chocolate (Alfonso Arau, 1992) 5+
2. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999) [Rewatch] 8- (=)
3. Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh, 1996) [242min] 8

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4. The Power of Kangwon Province / Kangwon-do ui him (Sang-soo Hong, 1998) 7-

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5. [135 mins TV series]
The X-Files S5E8: Kitsunegari (Daniel Sackheim, 1998) 7+
The X-Files S5E9: Schizogeny (Ralph Hemecker, 1998) 7
The X-Files S5E10: Chinga (Kim Manners, 1998) 6+

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6. Betty (Claude Chabrol, 1992) 6+

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7. In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter, 1995) 6+

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8. Passion Fish (John Sayles, 1992) 7

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9. The Confessional / Le confessionnal (Robert Lepage, 1995) 6+

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10. [135 mins TV series]
The X-Files S5E11: Kill Switch (Rob Bowman, 1998) 8+
Probably the best conspiracy episode not related to aliens and the main arc, so far.
The X-Files S5E12: Bad Blood (Cliff Bole, 1998) 8-
One of the funniest script... feeling we are getting at the heights of the show.
The X-Files S5E13: Patient X (Kim Manners, 1998) 7-

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11. It All Starts Today / Ça commence aujourd'hui (Bertrand Tavernier, 1999) 8-

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4. Neon Genesis Evangelion (Hideaki Anno, 1995) [Episodes 10-16, 23 x 6 = 138 mins]

Loved episode 16.

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1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (Hideaki Anno, 1995) [Episodes 4-9, 23 x 6 = 138 mins]
2. La Vie de Bohème (Aki Kaurismäki, 1992) 7/10
3. Gabbeh (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996) 5/10
4. Neon Genesis Evangelion (Hideaki Anno, 1995) [Episodes 10-16, 23 x 6 = 138 mins]
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Nineties
1. The Living End (1992)
2. Los Enchiladas (1999)
3. Three Seasons (1999)
4. Scream (1996) REVISION
5. Scream 2 (1997) REVISION
6. Child's Play 2 (1990)
7. Child's Play 3 (1991)
8. Bride of Chucky (1998)
9. The Resurrected (1991)
10. The Refrigerator (1991)
11. A Little Princess (1995)
12. Lord of Illusions (1995)
13. The Night Flier (1997)
14. Needful Things (1993)
15. Things. (1993)
16. Thinner (1996)
17. Meet the Applegates (1990)
18. Boy Meets Girl (1994)
19. Necronomicon (1993)
20. Castle Freak (1995)
21. Daddy's Girl (1996)
22. Deep Rising (1998)
23. Dust Devil (1992)
24. Love Bites (1993)
25. Nang Nak (1999)
26. Tremors (1990)
27. Trauma (1993)
28. Hexed (1993)
29. Mirage (1990)
30. Mimic (1997)
31. Mikey (1992)
32. Mom (1991)

33. Vampires (1998)

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This adds a curious spin on vampire mythology by suggesting that the Church had something to do with the very first vampires, but Carpenter generally just cherry picks the tropes and conventions of the genre in a random and senseless way: crucifixes are not a deterrent, but sunlight burns, etc. Most of vampire fights are pretty ordinary too; there are some decent effects though as the vampires are pulled out on chains into sunlight to kill them.
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65. The Watermelon Woman (1996) - 6/10
66. Eve's Bayou (1997) - 5/10
67. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) - 6/10
68. Double Team (1997) - 2/10
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@sol - I went back and edited my list to include the time of Carlito's Way as 144 min. Sorry for forgetting it initially.
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VH1 I Love The 90s
1. It (Tommy Lee Wallace-1990) (192 min)
2. Instrument (Jem Cohen-1999)
3. The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld-1991)
4. Ronin (John Frankenheimer-1998)
5. Mat i syn (aka Mother and Son) (Aleksandr Sokurov-1997)
6. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami-1990)
7. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Hector Babenco-1991) (189 min)
8. A Goofy Movie (Kevin Lima-1995)
9. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg-1990)
10. Friday (F. Gary Gray-1995)
11. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater-1993)
12. Quest for Camelot (Frederik Du Chau-1998)
13. The Sandlot (David M. Evans-1993)
14. The Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian De Palma-1990)
15. Snake Eyes (Brian De Palma-1998)
16. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma-1993) (144 min)

17. Raising Cain (Brian De Palma-1992)

It's a mess of a movie. John Lithgow is working his ass off, but this is in desperate need of a better script. I think I watched the director's cut (which is the fan re-cut), too.
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18. The Disenchanted (1990)
19. The Cruise (1998) <----- hard to be a good movie with a voice that annoying.
20. The Silence (1998)
21. Three Days (1991)
22. The Moon in the Mirror (1990)
23. Schramm (1993) <---- gore is not horror
24. Kirie Eleison (1993)
25. Rue princesse (1994)
26. Gray's Anatomy (1996)
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VH1 I Love The 90s
1. It (Tommy Lee Wallace-1990) (192 min)
2. Instrument (Jem Cohen-1999)
3. The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld-1991)
4. Ronin (John Frankenheimer-1998)
5. Mat i syn (aka Mother and Son) (Aleksandr Sokurov-1997)
6. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami-1990)
7. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Hector Babenco-1991) (189 min)
8. A Goofy Movie (Kevin Lima-1995)
9. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg-1990)
10. Friday (F. Gary Gray-1995)
11. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater-1993)
12. Quest for Camelot (Frederik Du Chau-1998)
13. The Sandlot (David M. Evans-1993)
14. The Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian De Palma-1990)
15. Snake Eyes (Brian De Palma-1998)
16. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma-1993) (144 min)
17. Raising Cain (Brian De Palma-1992)

18. Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton-1999)

I think I watched this the theatre many moons ago. It has a lot more comedy than I remember.
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1-2. The Odyssey (1997) - 6/10
3. Castle Freak (1995) - 7/10
4. Good Will Hunting (1997) - 9/10 (rewatch)
5. Puppet Master II (1990) - 5/10
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Better late than never...

1. Chiller: Toby (1995 / Bob Mahoney) 6/10
A creepy, low-key British TV movie. A pregnant woman loses her unborn baby in a car crash. She gets pregnant again but still hasn't gotten over her earlier loss... or he hasn't gotten over her!
2. The League of Gentlemen: Welcome to Royston Vasey (1999 / Steve Bendelack) 8/10
The League of Gentlemen: The Road to Royston Vasey (1999 / Steve Bendelack) 7/10
The League of Gentlemen: Nightmare in Royston Vasey (1999 / Steve Bendelack) 8/10
The League of Gentlemen: Love Comes to Royston Vasey (1999 / Steve Bendelack) 8/10
3. One Foot in the Grave: One Foot in the Algarve (1993 / Susan Belbin) 6/10
The League of Gentlemen: The Beast of Royston Vasey (1999 / Steve Bendelack) 8/10
4. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999 / Mic Rodgers) 3/10
5. Starship Troopers (1999 / Paul Verhoeven) 6/10
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Nineties
1. The Living End (1992)
2. Los Enchiladas (1999)
3. Three Seasons (1999)
4. Scream (1996) REVISION
5. Scream 2 (1997) REVISION
6. Child's Play 2 (1990)
7. Child's Play 3 (1991)
8. Bride of Chucky (1998)
9. The Resurrected (1991)
10. The Refrigerator (1991)
11. A Little Princess (1995)
12. Lord of Illusions (1995)
13. The Night Flier (1997)
14. Needful Things (1993)
15. Things. (1993)
16. Thinner (1996)
17. Meet the Applegates (1990)
18. Boy Meets Girl (1994)
19. Necronomicon (1993)
20. Castle Freak (1995)
21. Daddy's Girl (1996)
22. Deep Rising (1998)
23. Dust Devil (1992)
24. Love Bites (1993)
25. Nang Nak (1999)
26. Tremors (1990)
27. Trauma (1993)
28. Hexed (1993)
29. Mirage (1990)
30. Mimic (1997)
31. Mikey (1992)
32. Mom (1991)
33. Vampires (1998)

34. Shakma (1990)

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The notion of oblivious role play game participants comes with potential here, but the players catch on to something being amiss very early on; the rules of their game are also confusing. The film benefits though from an actual eerie-looking baboon and a creepy music score. As a satire though, the project fails. The students are hunted down by an animal that they have been inhumanely experimenting on, but the film wants us to root for THEM?
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7. Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992) 6.5/10 ... 156 mins
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:ICM: DAY 17 : 1995 :ICM:

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:facepalm: For people who just want to see the numbers:
128. Hackers (1995) (l)
129. Copycat (1995) (l)
130. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) :lol: :woot:
131. The Immortals (1995) :shifty:
132. Digital Man (1995) :sweat:
133. Kickboxer 5 (1995) :sleeping:
134. The Outpost (Mind Ripper) (1995) :yucky:
135. L'uomo delle stelle (The Star Maker) (1995) B)
136. Suolaista ja makeaa (Bittersweet) (1995) :shrug:
137. Ji mo fang xin ju le bu (Lonely Hearts Club) (1995) :sleeping:
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jeroeno wrote: October 18th, 2020, 5:51 am 129. Copycat (1995) (l)
I love that movie - maybe more than I should, but it just hits me the right way. I've watched it a handful of times, and I swear that every time I go into it, I'm thinking "it's not really that good." But it is. Well paced though out.
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Nineties
1. The Living End (1992)
2. Los Enchiladas (1999)
3. Three Seasons (1999)
4. Scream (1996) REVISION
5. Scream 2 (1997) REVISION
6. Child's Play 2 (1990)
7. Child's Play 3 (1991)
8. Bride of Chucky (1998)
9. The Resurrected (1991)
10. The Refrigerator (1991)
11. A Little Princess (1995)
12. Lord of Illusions (1995)
13. The Night Flier (1997)
14. Needful Things (1993)
15. Things. (1993)
16. Thinner (1996)
17. Meet the Applegates (1990)
18. Boy Meets Girl (1994)
19. Necronomicon (1993)
20. Castle Freak (1995)
21. Daddy's Girl (1996)
22. Deep Rising (1998)
23. Dust Devil (1992)
24. Love Bites (1993)
25. Nang Nak (1999)
26. Tremors (1990)
27. Trauma (1993)
28. Hexed (1993)
29. Mirage (1990)
30. Mimic (1997)
31. Mikey (1992)
32. Mom (1991)
33. Vampires (1998)
34. Shakma (1990)

35. The Fear (1995)

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Opening with a freaky "diametric" nightmare and a psych student discussing phobia treatment, this begins well. Things grow even more intriguing when a creepy wooden mannequin is discovered at the retreat that starts turning up in strange places. Alas, there is little in the way of horror until the second half and when the horror does begin, everything occurs outside in such darkness that it is virtually impossible to work out what is going on.
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12. Mystery Monsters a.k.a. Goobers (1997)
13. Psycho Diver: Masei Rakuryu (1997)
14. Sazan aizu seima densetsu a.k.a. 3x3 Eyes OVA 2 (1995)
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1. Shakma (1990)
2. Kondom des Grauens a.k.a. Killer Condom (1996)
3. Goosebumps: 6 Episodes (1998)
4. Franky and His Pals (1991)
5. Vampire Cop (1990)
6. Halloweentown (1998)
7. The Willies (1990)
8. Campfire Tales (1997)
9. Dark Carnival (1993)
10. Retro Puppet Master (1999)
11. Under Wraps (1997)
12. Mystery Monsters a.k.a. Goobers (1997)
13. Psycho Diver: Masei Rakuryu (1997)
14. Sazan aizu seima densetsu a.k.a. 3x3 Eyes OVA 2 (1995)
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Nineties
1. The Living End (1992)
2. Los Enchiladas (1999)
3. Three Seasons (1999)
4. Scream (1996) REVISION
5. Scream 2 (1997) REVISION
6. Child's Play 2 (1990)
7. Child's Play 3 (1991)
8. Bride of Chucky (1998)
9. The Resurrected (1991)
10. The Refrigerator (1991)
11. A Little Princess (1995)
12. Lord of Illusions (1995)
13. The Night Flier (1997)
14. Needful Things (1993)
15. Things. (1993)
16. Thinner (1996)
17. Meet the Applegates (1990)
18. Boy Meets Girl (1994)
19. Necronomicon (1993)
20. Castle Freak (1995)
21. Daddy's Girl (1996)
22. Deep Rising (1998)
23. Dust Devil (1992)
24. Love Bites (1993)
25. Nang Nak (1999)
26. Tremors (1990)
27. Trauma (1993)
28. Hexed (1993)
29. Mirage (1990)
30. Mimic (1997)
31. Mikey (1992)
32. Mom (1991)
33. Vampires (1998)
34. Shakma (1990)
35. The Fear (1995)

36. Playroom (1990)

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With a malevolent childhood imaginary friend called Daniel who has similarly come back and is similarly set on encouraging violence, it is hard not to think of Daniel Isn't Real while watching this - though this is nowhere near as fun. The biggest difference is that the Daniel here always seems like an evil presence, so there is none of the protagonist learning to not trust his imaginary friend. Some cool fantasy/reality blurring though and good gore.
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2. Dust Devil (1992) 114 min.

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1. In the Mouth of Madness (1995) * 95 min.

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69. Freeze Die Come to Life (1990) - 7/10
70. 101 Dalmatians (1996) - 1/10
71. A Few Good Men (1992) - 6/10 (138min) Bonus Challenge #1
72. City of Lost Children (1995) - 6/10
73. Frida - Straight from the Heart (1991) - 5/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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the Slick Willie years
1. Dangerous Seductress (H. Tjut Djalil, 1992)
2. Serafin Geronimo: Ang kriminal ng Baryo Concepcion / The Criminal of Barrio Concepcion (Lav Diaz, 1998)
3. Burger Boy's (Lav Diaz, 1999)
4. Nang Nak (Nonzee Nimibutr, 1999)
5. Frankenhooker (Frank Henenlotter, 1990)
6. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (John Harrison, 1990)
7. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (Joe Chappelle, 1995)
8. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (Steve Miner, 1998)

Six years after the events in Part 5, Michael returns to terrorize Haddonfield, and Jamie Lloyd, again. And the Strode family, which went from being just nobody left in the first film to expanding to an uncle, his wife, another kid, her kid... Michael will never run out of victims as long as there are screenwriters to whom the word "continuity" isn't even in the lexicon. But see Jamie's also dead, er, no she's not, and she just had a child, maybe, looks like, and that child is important to Michael also, because he's got this thing for the family which for the first time we learn is the product of
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A DEMONIC CULT THAT WE'D NEVER HEARD OF BEFORE USING MYERS TO BRING HORROR INTO THE WORLD BECAUSE, UHH, I DON'T KNOW, AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT REALLY HAVE TO BE STOPPED, NOT MYERS WHO IS JUST A POOR PAWN IN THE GAME OF LIFE
. Uh, yeah. I thought about trying to actually go through the plot here, but if you know anything about this film whether you've seen it or not, you probably know that it's kind of an unholy mess, caused apparently both by the death of Donald Pleasance during the shoot, and lots of infighting between the director, producers, and others. There's a whole lot that's been written about it, and if I cared more it looks like a rather fascinating story; there's also a "Producer's Cut" which is apparently quite different. In any case the additional
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cult/Satanism
subplot not only confuses issues but it doesn't honestly add anything interesting here - it just opens up the idea that ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN which is never a good thing in this kind of mainstream film, frankly. At the same time this is pretty hilarious at times - the over-the-top acting by Mitchell Ryan as Dr. Wynn is particularly fun - and it's the first installment in any of the three big slasher franchises I've seen that I'd put in the so-bad-it's-good category. Stupid and nutso in a good way for connoisseurs of interesting failures.

H20 seems like it belongs to a different world - a different era - almost immediately. But in a mostly good way. I'm not going to SPOILER this one because you'll know pretty quickly if you've seen the previous films that this is a ret-con/re-boot, with everything after Halloween II disappearing into the continuity-ether. Because Laure Strode is still alive, because either JL Curtis actually wanted to come back, or she needed the dough, or the producers made her an offer she couldn't refuse (unlikely given the budgets of these films). But the real star in many ways is Steve Miner, who had gotten his start in the director's chair on the first two Friday the 13th sequels, and who had made more horror films as well as more dramatic films before this one - a professional in other words who could handle this film's turn to a more serious, at least slightly character-driven and psychologically developed story. Laurie escaped Michael 20 years ago, but that escape wasn't without it's lasting trauma which haunts the now-successful head of a private school to this day, with nightmares and alcoholism the most prominent obvious effects. She's got a 17-year-old son (a young Josh Hartnett), a boyfriend, everything she could want but the specter of her pure-evil and unstoppable brother is always there. This is definitely the tightest and most focused film since the first one, and it also manages to amp up the blood and gore a bit over the tamers earlier films - though nobody is going to call it a gorefest by any means - and there's even a fair dose of humor and just enough self-referential dialogue and callbacks to the first couple of films to add some richness to the experience without going too far and putting it into parody territory. And Curtis is very good, and the last act is the best in the series up to this point, quite exciting. It does take a bit of time to get going, and I found the Adam Arkin boyfriend subplot kinda lame/unnecessary, but all in all easily the best of the sequels apart from the non-Myers #3.
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14. [135 mins TV series]
The X-Files S5E14: The Red and the Black (Chris Carter, 1998) 7-
The X-Files S5E15: Travelers (William A. Graham, 1998) 7
The X-Files S5E16: Mind's Eye (Kim Manners, 1998) 7

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15. My Cousin Vinny (Jonathan Lynn, 1992) 7+

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The G90D old days
1. Like Water for Chocolate / Como agua para chocolate (Alfonso Arau, 1992) 5+
2. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999) [Rewatch] 8- (=)
3. Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh, 1996) [242min] 8

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4. The Power of Kangwon Province / Kangwon-do ui him (Sang-soo Hong, 1998) 7-

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5. [135 mins TV series]
The X-Files S5E8: Kitsunegari (Daniel Sackheim, 1998) 7+
The X-Files S5E9: Schizogeny (Ralph Hemecker, 1998) 7
The X-Files S5E10: Chinga (Kim Manners, 1998) 6+

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6. Betty (Claude Chabrol, 1992) 6+

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7. In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter, 1995) 6+

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8. Passion Fish (John Sayles, 1992) 7

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9. The Confessional / Le confessionnal (Robert Lepage, 1995) 6+

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10. [135 mins TV series]
The X-Files S5E11: Kill Switch (Rob Bowman, 1998) 8+
Probably the best conspiracy episode not related to aliens and the main arc, so far.
The X-Files S5E12: Bad Blood (Cliff Bole, 1998) 8-
One of the funniest script... feeling we are getting at the heights of the show.
The X-Files S5E13: Patient X (Kim Manners, 1998) 7-

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11. It All Starts Today / Ça commence aujourd'hui (Bertrand Tavernier, 1999) 8-

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12. Crime Story / Jung on zo (Kirk Wong, Jackie Chan, 1993) 7

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13. What Dreams May Come (Vincent Ward, 1998) 5-

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8. Ōdishon - Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999) 7/10
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27. Go Fish (1994)
28. Subspecies (1991)
29. Out of the Dark (1995)
30. The Bishop's Story (1994) <---- this was pretty good
31. Body Bags (1993) <---- decent anthology horror
32. Brainscan (1994) <----- enjoyed this one
33. Erskineville Kings (1999)
34. Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999) <---- bad
35. Public Housing (1997) <------ fantastic!!! But what by Wiseman isn't good?
36. Bad Moon (1996)
37. The Place on the Tricorne (1993)
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:ICM: DAY 18 : 1995 :ICM:

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:facepalm: For people who just want to see the numbers:
138. Desperado (1995) (l)
139. The Viking Sagas (1995) :thumbsup:
140. No Contest (1995) :ermm:
141. Phoenix (1995) :down:
142. Le Garçu (1995) :)
143. N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir (1995) :shifty:
144. O Convento (1995) :)
145. Yue hei feng gao (1995) :woot:
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09. 2.0* - Thelma & Louise by Ridley Scott (1991)

One of the few remaining Scott films I'd still had to see. Or revisit, as I'd already watched this one as a kid. The ending is by far the most memorable part of Thelma & Louise, not in the least because it's been referenced so often since the film was released. It's probably also the single reason why it's considered a classic, as the rest isn't all that special. Louise is in a loose relationship, Thelma is stuck in an unhappy marriage. The two friends plan a weekend out of town, but after their first stop in a bar, things take a turn for the worse. The rest of the film sees the two women on the road, trying to remain out of the clutches of the police. The Sarandon/David tandem isn't that great, the soundtrack is terrible and the film's a bit long-winded. Certain scenes stand out and showcase Scott's skill as a director, sadly it's not enough to actually save the film. The ending still stands though, I just don't think it's enough to sit through the rest of the film.

Not looking forward to the upcoming 90s revival
01. 1.0* - The English Patient by Anthony Minghella (1996)
02. 2.0* - Cool Runnings by Jon Turteltaub (1993)
03. 2.5* - Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit by Bill Duke (1993)
04. 2.5* - Dante's Peak by Roger Donaldson (1997)
05. 3.0* - Chizuko's Younger Sister [Futari] by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1991)
06. 1.0* - Jack by Francis Ford Coppola (1996)
07. 3.0* - Lupin III: Voyage to Danger [Rupan Sansei: Rupan Ansatsu Shirei] by Masaaki Ôsumi (1993)
08. 2.0* - Bitter Moon by Roman Polanski (1992)
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Too much crap going on in real life at the moment, so I will not be updating the OP until Saturday, and maybe not even then depending how life goes. :(
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10. Friday (1995, F. Gary Gray): 7.2 - A film about Craig (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker) hanging around on their porch for a Friday. It's very well written; it know actually how to keep the pace and keep what's mostly a one location movie from stalling by inserting other characters into a scene at the right time or when to change the location for awhile. What kept me from enjoying this hangout movie more is that Chris Tucker is still annoying plus his character is kind of a shitty douche, putting his friends life in danger. John Witherspoon as Ice Cube father is the funniest and best character in the movie.

11. Waterworld (1995, Kevin Reynolds) rewatch: ? > 7.0 - This movie is most infamous from being one of the biggest financial flops ever. Seeing it now, it's easier to judge the content of the movie without the weight of this reputation; Sure it's basically Mad Max on water, so far from original and there's enough one can nitpick in the plot, but overall I found it to be an enjoyable 90s blockbuster.

90s horror and some more
1. Frankenhooker (1990, Frank Henenlotter): 5.8
2. Candyman (1992, Bernard Rose): 7.2
3. Maximum Risk (1996, Ringo Lam): 6.0
4. Barb Wire (1996, David Hogan): 4.0
5. Matinee (1993, Joe Dante): 7.2
6. Mortal Kombat (1995, Paul W.S. Anderson): 6.5
7. Hudson Hawk (1991, Michael Lehmann) rewatch: ? > 5.8
8. Half Baked (1998, Tamra Davis): 3.8
9. The Cable Guy (1996, Ben Stiller) rewatch: ? > 5.5
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Nineties
1. The Living End (1992)
2. Los Enchiladas (1999)
3. Three Seasons (1999)
4. Scream (1996) REVISION
5. Scream 2 (1997) REVISION
6. Child's Play 2 (1990)
7. Child's Play 3 (1991)
8. Bride of Chucky (1998)
9. The Resurrected (1991)
10. The Refrigerator (1991)
11. A Little Princess (1995)
12. Lord of Illusions (1995)
13. The Night Flier (1997)
14. Needful Things (1993)
15. Things. (1993)
16. Thinner (1996)
17. Meet the Applegates (1990)
18. Boy Meets Girl (1994)
19. Necronomicon (1993)
20. Castle Freak (1995)
21. Daddy's Girl (1996)
22. Deep Rising (1998)
23. Dust Devil (1992)
24. Love Bites (1993)
25. Nang Nak (1999)
26. Tremors (1990)
27. Trauma (1993)
28. Hexed (1993)
29. Mirage (1990)
30. Mimic (1997)
31. Mikey (1992)
32. Mom (1991)
33. Vampires (1998)
34. Shakma (1990)
35. The Fear (1995)
36. Playroom (1990)

37. Flatliners (1990)

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I haven't been in a very good mood lately, but I doubt this would have worked better if watched in a better frame of mind. It looks gorgeous -- love those pronounced red, blue and pink neons -- but this is less a horror film and more a spiritual awakening movie in which the self-proclaimed atheist science students start to believe in the tenets of Christianity and the importance of atoning for sins. The film has some quite unsettling visions though.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: October 19th, 2020, 12:58 pm one of the biggest financial flops ever.
Unlike dry land, Waterworld's weak financial returns is a myth. While the movie was the most expensive made at the time, it ultimately turned a profit.

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sol wrote: October 19th, 2020, 11:53 am Too much crap going on in real life at the moment
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74. Herman (1990) - 7/10
75. Jit (1990) - 6/10
76. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996) - 7/10 (150min) Bonus Challenge #1
77. Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998) - 7/10 (147min) Bonus Challenge #1
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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blocho wrote: October 19th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: October 19th, 2020, 12:58 pm one of the biggest financial flops ever.
Unlike dry land, Waterworld's weak financial returns is a myth. While the movie was the most expensive made at the time, it ultimately turned a profit.

https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/why-wa ... nt-a-flop/
Interesting. Thanks. I already thought it prob would have broken even now over the years. But this shines a new light on its reputation.
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(Screenshots from 'Posledniy son Anatoliya Vasilievicha', 'Neji-shiki' & '1867'),

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31. Posledniy son Anatoliya Vasilievicha (The Last Dream of Anatoly Vasilyevich, Vladimir Kobrin, 1990) 8.5/10
32. Split Second (Tony Maylam, 1992) 5.5/10
33. Chikan densha: Iyarashii kôi (Birthday, Hisayasu Satô, 1993) 8/10
34. Fuego gris (Grey Fire, Pablo César, 1994) 6/10
35. La lengua asesina (Killer Tongue, Alberto Sciamma, 1996) 6.5/10
36. Fun Bar Karaoke (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, 1997) 7.5/10
37. Neji-shiki (Screwed, Teruo Ishii, 1998) 7.5/10
38. Nn-891102 (Gô Shibata, 1999) 8/10

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A collection of shorts,

39-40. 1867 (Ken McMullen, 1990) 9/10 (12 min), The Strange Encounters and Timeless Wanderings of a Man Called 'R' (Ken McMullen, 1992) 8/10 (21 min), The Cardinal and the Corpse (Christopher Petit, 1992) 7.5/10 (38 min), Gruppovoy Portret v Natyurmorte (Group Portrait as a Still Life, Vladimir Kobrin, 1993) 7.5/10 (15 min), Trouble in the Image (Pat O'Neill, 1996) 9/10 (38 min) (Total: 124 min)

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1. Youkai tengoku: Ghost Hero (Monster Heaven: Ghost Hero, Macoto Tezuka, 1990) 7/10
2. Wârudo apâtomento horâ (World Apartment Horror, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1991) 7.5/10
3. Kamitsukitai/Dorakiyura yori ai-0 (My Soul Is Slashed, Shûsuke Kaneko, 1991) 7.5/10
4. Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko (Hiruko the Goblin, Shinya Tsukamoto, 1991) 6/10
5. 964 Pinocchio (Shozin Fukui, 1991) 5.5/10
6. Terminal USA (Jon Moritsugu, 1993) 9/10
7. Genkai jinkô keisû (Anatomia Extinction, Yoshihiro Nishimura, 1995) 6.5/10
8. Yabu no naka (In the Thicket, Hisayasu Satô, 1996) 8/10
9. Shier lou (12 Storeys, Eric Khoo, 1997) 8/10
10. Daun di Atas Bantal (Leaf on a Pillow, Garin Nugroho, 1998) 8.5/10
11. C'est vrai!/One Hour (Robert Frank, 1990) 9/10
12. Bercinta dengan maut/Dangerous Seductress (H. Tjut Djalil, 1992) 7.5/10
13. Chigireta ai no satsujin (The Brutal Insanity of Love, Toshiharu Ikeda, 1993) 7/10
14. Night of the Scarecrow (Jeff Burr, 1995) 7/10
15. Wui wan yeh (Out of the Dark, Jeffrey Lau, 1995) 6.5/10
16. Yao jie huang hou/Bugis Street (Yonfan, 1995) 8/10
17. Joyû-rei (Don't Look Up, Hideo Nakata, 1996) 6/10
18. Finished (William E. Jones, 1997) 8/10
19. Progeny (Brian Yuzna, 1998) 7.5/10
20. Yogore ta onna - Maria (Dirty Maria, Takahisa Zeze, 1998) 8/10
21. Passion (Jürgen Reble, 1990) 9/10
22. Rezubian reipu: Amai mitsujû (Silencer Made of Glass, Hisayasu Satô, 1991) 7/10
23. Goh yeung yee sang (Dr. Lamb, Danny Lee & Billy Tang, 1992) 7/10
24. Ein Tag im Leben der Endverbraucher (‎A Day In The Life of a Consumer, Harun Farocki, 1993) 9/10
25. Rock N Roll Dreams (Toby Ross, 1995) 7/10
26. Kondom des Grauens (Killer Condom, Martin Walz, 1996) 7.5/10
27. United Trash (Christoph Schlingensief, 1996) 7.5/10
28. Kokkuri-san (Kokkuri, Takahisa Zeze, 1997) 6.5/10
29. Yue kuai le, yue duo luo (Hold You Tight, Stanley Kwan, 1998) 8/10
30. Muk lau hung gwong (The Victim, Ringo Lam, 1999) 8/10
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5. In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
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1. Cape Fear (1991) 7/10
2. Event Horizon (1997) 1/10
3. Megacities (1998) 7/10
4. Peppermint Candy (1999) 7/10
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VH1 I Love The 90s
1. It (Tommy Lee Wallace-1990) (192 min)
2. Instrument (Jem Cohen-1999)
3. The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld-1991)
4. Ronin (John Frankenheimer-1998)
5. Mat i syn (aka Mother and Son) (Aleksandr Sokurov-1997)
6. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami-1990)
7. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Hector Babenco-1991) (189 min)
8. A Goofy Movie (Kevin Lima-1995)
9. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg-1990)
10. Friday (F. Gary Gray-1995)
11. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater-1993)
12. Quest for Camelot (Frederik Du Chau-1998)
13. The Sandlot (David M. Evans-1993)
14. The Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian De Palma-1990)
15. Snake Eyes (Brian De Palma-1998)
16. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma-1993) (144 min)
17. Raising Cain (Brian De Palma-1992)
18. Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton-1999)

19. Orgazmo (Trey Parker-1997)

I still love this movie. It's so low-brow and awesome.
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sol wrote: October 19th, 2020, 11:53 am Too much crap going on in real life at the moment, so I will not be updating the OP until Saturday, and maybe not even then depending how life goes. :(
Good luck with life, sol! I'll keep up with the main standings until you're back.

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