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Post by maxwelldeux » July 4th, 2019, 7:12 pm

albajos wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:07 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 5:Show
This 1980s film is the first movie I bought for my wife. She has still not seen it.
The Princess Bride
Good guess, but she's seen that. And if she hadn't, I would have remedied that very early on in dating.

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#122

Post by albajos » July 4th, 2019, 7:15 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:12 pm
albajos wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:07 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 5:Show
This 1980s film is the first movie I bought for my wife. She has still not seen it.
The Princess Bride
Good guess, but she's seen that. And if she hadn't, I would have remedied that very early on in dating.
Inconceivable!

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 4th, 2019, 7:16 pm

albajos wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:15 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:12 pm
albajos wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:07 pm

The Princess Bride
Good guess, but she's seen that. And if she hadn't, I would have remedied that very early on in dating.
Inconceivable!
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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#124

Post by hurluberlu » July 4th, 2019, 8:20 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:27 pm

6. Lost Highway (1997)
Sobriety...had long since evaded me... David Fincher...

Right... :lol:
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#125

Post by albajos » July 4th, 2019, 8:44 pm

I forgot about Holmes yesterday, seems you updated the OP while I added it.

06. The Mangler (1995) South Africa | UK | Australia 493 checks [double] [rewatch - I had forgotten I had seen it before]
Mystery
07. Mega Piranha (2010) USA 1 official list 349 checks [double]
Thriller
08. 1313: Actor Slash Model (2011) USA | Canada 4 checks [double]
Thriller

The magical thriller tour is waiting to take you awayShow
01. Thriller - en grym film (1973) Sweden 3 official lists 891 checks
02. Triassic Attack (2010) USA 39 checks [double]
03. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) UK | USA 5 official lists 1 696 checks
04. Day of the Warrior (1996) USA 1 official list 66 checks [double]
05. Voodoo Man (1944) USA 1 official list 102 checks [double]

!seen 8

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#126

Post by 72allinncallme » July 4th, 2019, 9:28 pm

10. The Small Back Room (1949)
11. [Rec] (2007)
SpoilerShow
1. Black Mirror: Striking Vipers (2019)
2. Black Mirror: Smithereens (2019)
3. Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too (2019)
4. La nuit du carrefour (1932)
5. Nora inu (1949)
6. Borgman (2013)
7. The Fallen Idol (1948)
8. Le fils (2002)
9. O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968)
10. The Small Back Room (1949)
11. [Rec] (2007)

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#127

Post by maxwelldeux » July 4th, 2019, 10:39 pm

albajos wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 8:44 pm
I forgot about Holmes yesterday, seems you updated the OP while I added it.
Fixed now. :thumbsup:

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Post by VincentPrice » July 4th, 2019, 11:26 pm

5. Armageddon-1998: 10/10 (rewatch)

And no, it's not an ironic 10/10. I sincerely love this movie.
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1. Murder in the First-1995: 7/10
2. Hard Target-1994: 9/10 (rewatch)
3, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory-1995: 9/10 (rewatch)
4. Dick Tracy-1945: 7/10

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#129

Post by flavo5000 » July 5th, 2019, 3:04 am

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9. Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) 5/10

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10. Cold Pursuit (2019) 7/10
I Spy With My Little Eye...Show
1. Teorema (1968) 6.5/10
2. The Drowning Pool (1975) 7/10
3. La morte non ha sesso (1968) a.k.a. A Black Veil for Lisa 6/10
4. Angels & Demons (2009) 5/10
5. La morte cammina con i tacchi alti (1971) a.k.a. Death Walks on High Heels 6/10
6. Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009) a.k.a. The White Ribbon 8/10
7. L'inconnu du lac (2013) a.k.a. Stranger By The Lake 5/10
8. Charlie Chan in London (1934) 4.5/10
9. Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) 5/10
10. Cold Pursuit (2019) 7/10

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Post by sebby » July 5th, 2019, 6:02 am

04 destroyer 2018 - 4.5/10
05 the cured 2017 - 2/10
06 fermat's room REWATCH - 6/10
07 the clovehitch killer 2018 - 6/10

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01 into the dark: flesh and blood 2018 - 2/10
02 into the dark: treehouse 2019 - 2/10
03 knock knock 2015 - 6/1004 destroyer 2018 - 4.5/10
05 the cured 2017 - 2/10
06 fermat's room REWATCH - 6/10
07 the clovehitch killer 2018 - 6/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 5th, 2019, 6:30 am

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1. All Girls Weekend (2016)
2. Psycho (1998)
3. Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre (2015)
4. Clue (1985)
5. Murder Mystery (2019)
6. Lost Highway (1997)
7. Le Fidele AKA Racer and the Jailbird (2017, Belgium)
8. Independents' Day (2016)

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 5th, 2019, 6:32 am

hurluberlu wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 8:20 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:27 pm

6. Lost Highway (1997)
Sobriety...had long since evaded me... David Fincher...

Right... :lol:
It has taken all day for this joke to land for me. Dear god I cannot keep their names straight in my head. :facepalm:

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 5th, 2019, 6:33 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 5:Show
This 1980s film is the first movie I bought for my wife. She has still not seen it.
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Post by sol » July 5th, 2019, 11:20 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 6:33 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 5:Show
This 1980s film is the first movie I bought for my wife. She has still not seen it.
2
Mad Max 2 / The Road Warrior ? Or was that hint incomplete?
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Post by sol » July 5th, 2019, 11:21 am

The Thrill of It AllShow
1. Murder Mystery (2019)
2. Borgman (2013)
3. The Nun (2018)
4. Gymkata (1985)
5. Geostorm (2017)

6. Brimstone (2016)

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Divided into four chapters with the second and third parts venturing back in time, Brimstone manages to leave a real impact for a film that is initially confusing to view. Overall, I really liked the way that certain details only gradually came out as the second and third chapters unfolded. The film takes a sharp stab at religious justification too, focusing on a character who (much like the preacher in The Night of the Hunter) is genuinely deluded into believing that he is carrying out the Lord's will rather than downright evil. At two and a half hours long though, the project does sometimes drag.
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Post by peeptoad » July 5th, 2019, 12:28 pm

4. La morte ha fatto l'uovo (1968) Death Laid an Egg 7
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1. Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate (1971) The Bloodstained Butterfly 6
2. Il gatto dagli occhi di giada (1977) Watch Me When I Kill 6
3. La pelle sotto gli artigli (1975) The Skin Under the Claws 4

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Post by flavo5000 » July 5th, 2019, 1:02 pm

peeptoad wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 12:28 pm
4. La morte ha fatto l'uovo (1968) Death Laid an Egg 7
SpoilerShow
1. Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate (1971) The Bloodstained Butterfly 6
2. Il gatto dagli occhi di giada (1977) Watch Me When I Kill 6
3. La pelle sotto gli artigli (1975) The Skin Under the Claws 4
That was a really weird giallo...

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Post by sol » July 5th, 2019, 2:11 pm

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1. Murder Mystery (2019)
2. Borgman (2013)
3. The Nun (2018)
4. Gymkata (1985)
5. Geostorm (2017)
6. Brimstone (2016)

7. John Wick (2014)

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While there are some intriguing elements (Reeves having to return to the world he tried to leave behind; the boss wanting to protect his son but knowing that he screwed up), the revenge plot is pretty basic and straightforward here. The kill count also feels unjustly high to the point where it is a bit hard to root for Reeves with his path of death and destruction. And yet, the whole film is incredibly watchable thanks to breathtaking fight choreography, excellent stunts and much visual pizzazz. Neon lights are effectively in several interior scenes, most notably in a nightclub/bath house.
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Post by jeroeno » July 5th, 2019, 4:10 pm

6. Sneekweek (2016)
7. De Flat (1994)

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Post by sol » July 5th, 2019, 4:35 pm

The Thrill of It AllShow
1. Murder Mystery (2019)
2. Borgman (2013)
3. The Nun (2018)
4. Gymkata (1985)
5. Geostorm (2017)
6. Brimstone (2016)
7. John Wick (2014)

8. Anaconda (1997)

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Jon Voight seems so devious throughout here that it is surprising that it takes everyone else so long to realise that he might have a hidden agenda regarding the large snakes, but this is an okay ride. The snake special effects are very good with the anaconda's extreme speed more impressive than its looks, and there are some great shots of it digesting whole bodies and plummeting through the air to catch victims, plus a cool inside-throat shot.
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Post by hurluberlu » July 5th, 2019, 5:29 pm

5. Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, 2011) 7
6. The Comfort of Strangers (Paul Schrader, 1990) 6-
7. Gangster Squad (Ruben Fleischer, 2013) 7-

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1. Madigan (Donald Siegel, 1968) 5
2. The Wire S3Ep1: Time After Time (Ed Bianchi, 2004) 7-
3. The Wire S3Ep2: All Due Respect (Steve Shill, 2004) 6+
4. Appointment with Death (Michael Winner, 1988) 6+
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 5th, 2019, 5:41 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 6:33 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 5:Show
This 1980s film is the first movie I bought for my wife. She has still not seen it.
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My mouth hurts after watching that.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 5th, 2019, 5:41 pm

sol wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 11:20 am
Mad Max 2 / The Road Warrior ? Or was that hint incomplete?
That was the complete hint. :P

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Post by Traveller » July 5th, 2019, 6:12 pm

06. Night Must Fall (1937) - 7/10
07. Repo Man (1984) - 3/10

Night Must Fall was a tad too long, and I didn’t quite like the direction the relationship between Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell was moving (speaking about her behavior and views towards him). But that was the only thing that troubled me a bit with the movie and overall it was well made and worth the time.
Repo Man was not my cup of tea.
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Post by albajos » July 5th, 2019, 9:53 pm

09. Torn Apart (2004) USA 3 checks [double]
Thriller
10. Betrayal of the Dove (1993) USA 6 checks [double]
Thriller
11. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) USA 1 official list 5 499 checks [double]
Mystery/Thriller

The magical thriller tour is waiting to take you awayShow
01. Thriller - en grym film (1973) Sweden 3 official lists 891 checks
02. Triassic Attack (2010) USA 39 checks [double]
03. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) UK | USA 5 official lists 1 696 checks
04. Day of the Warrior (1996) USA 1 official list 66 checks [double]
05. Voodoo Man (1944) USA 1 official list 102 checks [double]
06. The Mangler (1995) South Africa | UK | Australia 493 checks [double] [rewatch]
07. Mega Piranha (2010) USA 1 official list 349 checks [double]
08. 1313: Actor Slash Model (2011) USA | Canada 4 checks [double]

!seen 11

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 5th, 2019, 10:45 pm

15. Crooked House (2017 / Gilles Paquet-Bremer) FTV 8/10
16. Murder on the Orient Express (2017 / Kenneth Branagh) FTV 7/10
17. The X-Files: Pilot (1993 / Robert Mandel) 8-/10
18. The X-Files: Deep Throat (1993 / Daniel Sackheim) 8+/10
19. The X-Files: Squeeze (1993 / Harry Longstreet) 9/10
20. The X-Files: Conduit (1993 / Daniel Sackheim) 8/10
21. The X-Files: The Jersey Devil (1993 / Joe Napolitano) FTV 8-/10
22. Winchester (2018 / Michael & Peter Spierig) FTV 5/10

…no mere mortal can resist the evil of the thriller...Show
1. Mirage (1965 / Edward Dmytrk) FTV 8/10
2. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018 / Christopher McQuarrie) FTV 7+/10
3. Cult of Chucky (2017 / Don Mancini) FTV 6/10
4. The Transporter Refueled (2015 / Camille Delamarre) FTV 7/10
5. The Post (2017 / Steven Spielberg) FTV 8+/10
6. All the President’s Men (1976 / Alan J. Pakula) 8+/10
7. Destroyer (2018 / Karyn Kusama) FTV 8-/10
8. Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019 / Katt Shea) FTV 7/10
9. Ocean’s Eight (2018 / Gary Ross) FTV 7/10
10. Lovejoy: The Firefly Cage (1986 / David Reynolds) FTV 8/10
11. Lovejoy: The Axeman Cometh (1986 / Roger Tucker) FTV 7+/10
12. The Alphabet Murders (1965 / Frank Tashlin) 7/10
13. Caprice (1967 / Frank Tashlin) FTV 5/10
14. Greta (2018 / Neil Jordan) FTV 7+/10

15. Crooked House (2017 / Gilles Paquet-Bremer) FTV 8/10
16. Murder on the Orient Express (2017 / Kenneth Branagh) FTV 7/10
17. The X-Files: Pilot (1993 / Robert Mandel) 8-/10
18. The X-Files: Deep Throat (1993 / Daniel Sackheim) 8+/10
19. The X-Files: Squeeze (1993 / Harry Longstreet) 9/10
20. The X-Files: Conduit (1993 / Daniel Sackheim) 8/10
21. The X-Files: The Jersey Devil (1993 / Joe Napolitano) FTV 8-/10
22. Winchester (2018 / Michael & Peter Spierig) FTV 5/10



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#147

Post by allisoncm » July 5th, 2019, 11:01 pm

SpoilerShow
1. Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur (1986) Thriller
2. Midsommar (2019) Mystery 7/10 Midsommar is Ari Aster’s expression of madness. Full review:
https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/midsommar/
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) 4/10
4. U Turn (1997) Thriller 3/10
5. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 1 6/10 Thriller
6. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 2 6/10 Thriller
7. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 3 6/10 Thriller
8. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 4 6/10 Thriller
9. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 5 6/10 Thriller
10. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 6 6/10 Thriller- So far, there are some “moments” that make this series worth watching at all: the acting and cinematography and all the female directors on the episodes. However, it’s incredibly slow.
11. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Thriller - 7/10 Joe Berlinger proves he can direct narrative features as well. I went into this never being that hot on Zac Efron and expecting to turn it off. While a bit dramatized (compared to the recent four hour long doc on Bundy), it was still a pleasant watch.

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Post by 72allinncallme » July 6th, 2019, 12:25 am

12. Hustle (1975)
13. Curtains (1983)
14. Murders in the Zoo (1933)
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1. Black Mirror: Striking Vipers (2019)
2. Black Mirror: Smithereens (2019)
3. Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too (2019)
4. La nuit du carrefour (1932)
5. Nora inu (1949)
6. Borgman (2013)
7. The Fallen Idol (1948)
8. Le fils (2002)
9. O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968)
10. The Small Back Room (1949)
11. [Rec] (2007)
12. Hustle (1975)
13. Curtains (1983)
14. Murders in the Zoo (1933)

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Post by jdidaco » July 6th, 2019, 2:24 am

(I started this challenge through the haunting/haunted gaze of the amazing Juliette Mayniel, I must continue there - 'Marche ou crève'),

9. Le banquet des fraudeurs/Het banket der smokkelaars (The Smugglers' Banquet, Henri Storck, 1952) 8/10
10. Marche ou crève (Walk... Or Die, Georges Lautner, 1960) 8/10
11. Cry Uncle (John G. Avildsen, 1971) 8/10
12. Manalive (Red Haired Revolver, Frédéric Geilfus & Denise Geilfus, 1973) 7.5/10
13. Redacted (Brian De Palma, 2007) 7.5/10
14. Domino (Brian De Palma, 2019) 5/10

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Post by 3eyes » July 6th, 2019, 2:32 am

2. L'assassin habite... au 21 (Fr 42)
comedic detective flick with subversive undertones.
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Post by sol » July 6th, 2019, 3:39 am

The Thrill of It AllShow
1. Murder Mystery (2019)
2. Borgman (2013)
3. The Nun (2018)
4. Gymkata (1985)
5. Geostorm (2017)
6. Brimstone (2016)
7. John Wick (2014)
8. Anaconda (1997)

9. Lifespan (1975)

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Thinking of "ageing as a disease" that can be cured, an ambitious doctor tries to carry on the research of a colleague who committed suicide here. The film is full of philosophical quips and ramblings with the idea of Transcendence style "electronic reincarnation" floated in addition to thoughts about ageing. The film marred though by an overuse of voice-over narration that spells out the obvious and says things better left shown. A mysterious Klaus Kinski is great though, the ideas are generally pretty cool, and abrupt as the ending is, the final line actually makes it a pitch perfect note to end on.
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Post by sol » July 6th, 2019, 3:44 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 5:41 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 6:33 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 5:Show
This 1980s film is the first movie I bought for my wife. She has still not seen it.
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My mouth hurts after watching that.
Hurts... from laughing? Hopefully not Caddyshack. I recall some lame "fore" vs "two" joke in there, but I absolutely hated that film. :yucky:
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Post by allisoncm » July 6th, 2019, 5:06 am

SpoilerShow
1. Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur (1986) Thriller
2. Midsommar (2019) Mystery 7/10 Midsommar is Ari Aster’s expression of madness. Full review:
https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/midsommar/
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) 4/10
4. U Turn (1997) Thriller 3/10
5. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 1 6/10 Thriller
6. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 2 6/10 Thriller
7. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 3 6/10 Thriller
8. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 4 6/10 Thriller
9. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 5 6/10 Thriller
10. Handmaid’s Tale - Season 3 - Episode 6 6/10 Thriller- So far, there are some “moments” that make this series worth watching at all: the acting and cinematography and all the female directors on the episodes. However, it’s incredibly slow.
11. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Thriller - 7/10 Joe Berlinger proves he can direct narrative features as well. I went into this never being that hot on Zac Efron and expecting to turn it off. While a bit dramatized (compared to the recent four hour long doc on Bundy), it was still a pleasant watch.
12. The Handmaid's Tale: Under His Eye (2019) 6/10

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Post by ororama » July 6th, 2019, 6:16 am

1. Elementary: The Past Is Parent (2015) * 43 min.
2. Elementary: Evidence of Things Not Seen (2015) * 43 min.
3. Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973) * 88 min.


*First time viewing.

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Post by sol » July 6th, 2019, 8:14 am

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1. Murder Mystery (2019)
2. Borgman (2013)
3. The Nun (2018)
4. Gymkata (1985)
5. Geostorm (2017)
6. Brimstone (2016)
7. John Wick (2014)
8. Anaconda (1997)
9. Lifespan (1975)

10. De Flat (1994)

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This Dutch thriller focuses on a female doctor who begins an affair with a neighbour who may or may not be a serial killer. With The 4th Man's Renée Soutendijk in the lead, this is initially rather interesting as a potential gender reversal of the Verhoeven movie, but it is nowhere near as mysterious or atmospheric. The "is he or isn't he?" dilemma also becomes tiresome as the film plods along and keeps injecting conflicting evidence. Soutendijk is very good though grappling with whether or not she wants to know if the charming man (who is also a perfect surrogate father for her son) is a killer.
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Post by zzzorf » July 6th, 2019, 11:08 am

1. The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) - 5/10
2. The Deliberate Stranger (1986) - 6/10

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Post by 3eyes » July 6th, 2019, 2:07 pm

General lack-of-progress report: I tried to watch Clue and failed.
Challenge 2 just makes me want to play tit for tat: My grandfather took me to this movie after school because he wanted to see it.

Otherwise, I've decided to eschew TV mystery series for this one - good for the soul (or something)
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Post by blocho » July 6th, 2019, 3:44 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 5:41 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 6:33 am
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July 4th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
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This 1980s film is the first movie I bought for my wife. She has still not seen it.
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My mouth hurts after watching that.
Little Shop of Horrors?

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Post by blocho » July 6th, 2019, 3:56 pm

6. Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Terrible

7. Demolition Man (1993)
With Congo and Demolition Man in the same week, I'm really leaning hard into 1990s movies I wanted to see as a kid but never got to. I distantly remember Demolition Man being a huge release when I was 8. I remember being fascinated with the movie's typeface, with the weird E's. I think that's probably one of the first times I really thought about type. Anyway, I imagine the pitch meeting for Demolition Man went something like this: Terminator meets Brave New World. It's an OK movie. The action is pretty stale, but there are some good jokes. Also, some interesting people in the supporting roles: Nigel Hawthorne, a pre-shawshank Bob Gunton, a pre-Law and Order Benjamin Bratt, Denis Leary, Andre Gregory (!). Plus, cameos from Jack Black, Rob Schenider, and Jesse "the body" Ventura.

8. The Silent Partner (1978)
How had I never heard of this excellent Canadian heist movie? Written by Curtis Hanson with John Candy in a minor role, it really stands out for the presence of Elliott Gould and Chris Plummer as the leads. And scored by Oscar Peterson, the greatest Canadian musician ever! Added to my 500<400 list.

9. Missing (1982)
A top-notch Costa-Gavras picture, which means you know what you'll get: a well-made agitprop on the oppression of authoritarian governments. Unlike most of his other pictures, though, the political story is foregrounded by the personal story of the relationship between the characters excellently played by Lemmon and Spacek. Also, please remember, Henry Kissinger is still a free man living in the United States, collecting appearance checks and the plaudits from having once been a particularly proficient member of the imperialist apparatus. It's sad and terrifying that a man who had to escape from Nazis as a child grew up to command the killing of uncounted thousands.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 6th, 2019, 4:56 pm

23. The X-Files: Shadows (1993 / Michael Katleman) FTV 7/10
24. The X-Files: Ghost in the Machine (1993 / Jerrold Freedman) FTV 7/10
25. The X-Files: Ice (1993 / David Nutter) 8/10
26. The X-Files: Space (1993 / William Graham) FTV 7/10
27. The X-Files: Fallen Angel (1993 / Larry Shaw) FTV 7+/10
28. Dream House (2011 / Jim Sheridan) FTV 8-/10

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1. Mirage (1965 / Edward Dmytrk) FTV 8/10
2. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018 / Christopher McQuarrie) FTV 7+/10
3. Cult of Chucky (2017 / Don Mancini) FTV 6/10
4. The Transporter Refueled (2015 / Camille Delamarre) FTV 7/10
5. The Post (2017 / Steven Spielberg) FTV 8+/10
6. All the President’s Men (1976 / Alan J. Pakula) 8+/10
7. Destroyer (2018 / Karyn Kusama) FTV 8-/10
8. Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019 / Katt Shea) FTV 7/10
9. Ocean’s Eight (2018 / Gary Ross) FTV 7/10
10. Lovejoy: The Firefly Cage (1986 / David Reynolds) FTV 8/10
11. Lovejoy: The Axeman Cometh (1986 / Roger Tucker) FTV 7+/10
12. The Alphabet Murders (1965 / Frank Tashlin) 7/10
13. Caprice (1967 / Frank Tashlin) FTV 5/10
14. Greta (2018 / Neil Jordan) FTV 7+/10
15. Crooked House (2017 / Gilles Paquet-Bremer) FTV 8/10
16. Murder on the Orient Express (2017 / Kenneth Branagh) FTV 7/10
17. The X-Files: Pilot (1993 / Robert Mandel) 8-/10
18. The X-Files: Deep Throat (1993 / Daniel Sackheim) 8+/10
19. The X-Files: Squeeze (1993 / Harry Longstreet) 9/10
20. The X-Files: Conduit (1993 / Daniel Sackheim) 8/10
21. The X-Files: The Jersey Devil (1993 / Joe Napolitano) FTV 8-/10
22. Winchester (2018 / Michael & Peter Spierig) FTV 5/10

23. The X-Files: Shadows (1993 / Michael Katleman) FTV 7/10
24. The X-Files: Ghost in the Machine (1993 / Jerrold Freedman) FTV 7/10
25. The X-Files: Ice (1993 / David Nutter) 8/10
26. The X-Files: Space (1993 / William Graham) FTV 7/10
27. The X-Files: Fallen Angel (1993 / Larry Shaw) FTV 7+/10
28. Dream House (2011 / Jim Sheridan) FTV 8-/10



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