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Post by Traveller » July 6th, 2019, 5:58 pm

08. The Player (1992) - 8/10
09. The Fallen Idol (1948) - 7/10
10. Le Boucher (1970) - 7/10
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Post by hurluberlu » July 6th, 2019, 6:26 pm

8. The X-Files S4Ep12: Leonard Betts (Kim Manners, 1997) 7+
9. The X-Files S4Ep13: Never Again (Rob Bowman, 1997) 7-
10. The X-Files S4Ep14: Memento Mori (Rob Bowman, 1997) 8-
11. Executive Action (David Miller, 1973) 6+

who knowsShow
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+
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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Post by maxwelldeux » July 6th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Maxwelldeux, in the ICM Forum, with the Razor-Sharp WitShow
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)
9. Eskiya AKA The Bandit (1996)
A former bandit gets out of jail after 35 years and vows to track down his former friend who betrayed him and stole the love of his life. I enjoyed this a lot more than the ICM comments would indicate - but I enjoyed it more for the view of Turkey than for the thriller aspects of it. Really cool end to the film, but it did drag a tad through the rest of it.

10. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
I like Lumet and figured I should watch this before voting in the 1974 poll, so here we go. And I liked it quite a bit. Very cool to see so many stars packed into a single film, and the dialogue-heavy nature of it while stuck on a train was very cool. But I kept getting distracted by the over-exposed film (is that the right term?) because the windows were so bright and it washed out people.

11. Murder by Death (1976)
Watched on flavo5000's rec. Hilarious. And I'm super glad I saw this on the heals of MotOE, as I hadn't seen much Poirot. It's no Clue, but still a lot of fun.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 6th, 2019, 7:09 pm

blocho wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 3:44 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 5:41 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 6:33 am

2
My mouth hurts after watching that.
Little Shop of Horrors?
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Yup. Nice work! Next clue was going to be "Feed me" which I suspect might have solidified it for many.

And in defense of my wife on the first clue, I bought it for her, and a couple weeks later, her place was broken into and the DVD was stolen.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Bonus Challenge #2
Mystery 6:Show
This 1990s film is the very first movie I ever bought on DVD.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 6th, 2019, 7:19 pm

3eyes wrote:
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)
How did you fail at watching Clue?

Also, wild stab in the dark, The Thin Man Goes Home?

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Post by albajos » July 6th, 2019, 7:45 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Bonus Challenge #2
Mystery 6:Show
This 1990s film is the very first movie I ever bought on DVD.
The Matrix, it was the first for many, I think

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 6th, 2019, 7:58 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Bonus Challenge #2
Mystery 6:Show
This 1990s film is the very first movie I ever bought on DVD.
Jurassic Park?

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Post by shugs » July 6th, 2019, 8:09 pm

Got a whole bunch of sevens.

1. Where the Truth Lies (Atom Egoyan, 2005) - 7/10
2. Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012) - 7/10
3. The Offence (Sidney Lumet, 1973) - 7/10
4. Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018) - 7/10
5. The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980) - 7/10

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Post by 3eyes » July 6th, 2019, 8:28 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 7:19 pm
3eyes wrote:
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)
How did you fail at watching Clue?

I dunno, never cared that much for the game and the first 10 min of the movie seemed too much like my usual fare, or maybe just not in the mood.

Also, wild stab in the dark, The Thin Man Goes Home?
The Jungle Book (1942). I should have mentioned that I was 7.
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Post by VincentPrice » July 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm

6. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball-1946: 8/10
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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
5. Armageddon-1998: 10/10 (rewatch)

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Post by albajos » July 6th, 2019, 8:39 pm

12. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) USA 9 official lists 4 177 checks
Thriller/Mystery
13. The Naked City (1948) USA 8 official lists 2 644 checks
Thriller/Mystery
14. Agatha Christie's Poirot: The ABC Murders S04E01 (1992) UK 89 checks
Mystery. I just played the game, so I saw this to compare
15. Compelling Evidence (1995) USA 3 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]
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]
09. Torn Apart (2004) USA 3 checks [double]
10. Betrayal of the Dove (1993) USA 6 checks [double]
11. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) USA 1 official list 5 499 checks [double]

!seen 15

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 6th, 2019, 9:09 pm

@albajos and psycho: Good guesses both, but not the first. Matrix was an early DVD acquisition, but I still don't own Jurassic Park.

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Post by 72allinncallme » July 6th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Guess: Pulp Fiction.

15. Salinui chueok (2003)
16. Swiri (1999)
17. Cape Fear (1991)
18. Trouble Every Day (2001)
19. Yoidore tenshi (1948)
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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)
15. Salinui chueok (2003)
16. Swiri (1999)
17. Cape Fear (1991)
18. Trouble Every Day (2001)
19. Yoidore tenshi (1948)

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 6th, 2019, 10:53 pm

72allinncallme wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Guess: Pulp Fiction.
I mean, you'd think, but that's the one QT film I don't like. :shrug:

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Post by flavo5000 » July 6th, 2019, 11:44 pm

albajos wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 8:39 pm
14. Agatha Christie's Poirot: The ABC Murders S04E01 (1992) UK 89 checks
Mystery. I just played the game, so I saw this to compare
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]
09. Torn Apart (2004) USA 3 checks [double]
10. Betrayal of the Dove (1993) USA 6 checks [double]
11. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) USA 1 official list 5 499 checks [double]

!seen 15
So how did it compare to the game?

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Post by sheikofhyrule » July 7th, 2019, 12:04 am

01. Capricorn One (1977) 8/10
02. Incendies (2010) 9/10
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01. Capricorn One (1977) 8/10
02. Incendies (2010) 9/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 7th, 2019, 12:22 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 9:09 pm
@albajos and psycho: Good guesses both, but not the first. Matrix was an early DVD acquisition, but I still don't own Jurassic Park.
hmmm, probably a comedy. Toy Story?

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Post by sol » July 7th, 2019, 3:45 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)

11. Circle (2015)

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A Cube-like thriller; shot almost entirely in a single location with negligible special effects, this is a remarkably intense motion picture. While some have been critical of how bland the film looks due to the minimalist approach, this allows the film to focus on the psychology of the characters, and it is fascinating to listen to them debate morality and ethics in such a grueling situation. Great sound effects too, though the ending disappoints.

12. Parasite (2019)

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A film best entered into with as few expectations as possible. Suffice it to say, it varies effectively from utter hilarity to nail-biting thrills and suspense as it compares and contrasts two families in order to examine class divides and the necessity of the working classes to be parasites to the wealthier in order to survive. Also striking is how strong the bonds are between the poorer family who happily support each other compared to the rich one.
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Post by albajos » July 7th, 2019, 5:07 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 11:44 pm
albajos wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 8:39 pm
14. Agatha Christie's Poirot: The ABC Murders S04E01 (1992) UK 89 checks
Mystery. I just played the game, so I saw this to compare
So how did it compare to the game?
Better put that in spoilers
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Maybe I should read the book as well, to figure out if the episode cut something, but maybe later

In the game there's no D murder. You manage to prevent it. In the episode there is one. It's pretty essential too as it puts the murder weapon into A.B.C.'s possession.
All the hidden compartments are of course not in the episode, neither is playing the music box for the cancer patient.
As you go to all locations in the game. It's easy to keep track of who Poirot is talking to. There are more locations in the episode, and with both Poirot and Hastings talking to people it does jump around a bit.
The connection between the murders as they're all in the medical records of C.C. are not in the episode. But Poirot did early on "bet his wages" on that there were no connection.

It's not the best Poirot story but the game managed to make sense out of the twist. In the episode it's basically just a twist.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 7th, 2019, 9:30 am

sol wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 3:45 am
11. Circle (2015)

A Cube-like thriller; shot almost entirely in a single location with negligible special effects, this is a remarkably intense motion picture. While some have been critical of how bland the film looks due to the minimalist approach, this allows the film to focus on the psychology of the characters, and it is fascinating to listen to them debate morality and ethics in such a grueling situation. Great sound effects too, though the ending disappoints.
I mean, I went in with super low expectations, but was really pleasantly surprised with it. Not a great film by any means, but a surprisingly tense film that raises some interesting questions.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 7th, 2019, 9:31 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Bonus Challenge #2
Mystery 6:Show
This 1990s film is the very first movie I ever bought on DVD.
And it's on zero official lists.

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Post by hurluberlu » July 7th, 2019, 10:57 am

12. 5 Card Stud (Henry Hathaway, 1968) 7-

who knowsShow
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+
5. Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, 2011) 7
6. The Comfort of Strangers (Paul Schrader, 1990) 6-
7. Gangster Squad (Ruben Fleischer, 2013) 7-
8. The X-Files S4Ep12: Leonard Betts (Kim Manners, 1997) 7+
9. The X-Files S4Ep13: Never Again (Rob Bowman, 1997) 7-
10. The X-Files S4Ep14: Memento Mori (Rob Bowman, 1997) 8-
11. Executive Action (David Miller, 1973) 6+
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Post by peeptoad » July 7th, 2019, 3:25 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
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
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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
That was a really weird giallo...
very weird... BUT it had some good camerawork and chicken mojo.

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Post by peeptoad » July 7th, 2019, 3:27 pm

5. Dial M for Murder (1954) 8
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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
4. La morte ha fatto l'uovo (1968) Death Laid an Egg 7

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Post by allisoncm » July 7th, 2019, 3:46 pm

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1. Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur (1986) Thriller
2. Midsommar (2019) Mystery 7/10
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 - Season 3 - Episode 7: Under His Eye (2019) 6/10 Thriller
13. The Act: Season One - Episode 2 - 7/10 Thriller
14. The Act: Season One - Episode 3 - 7/10 Thriller
15. The Act: Season One - Episode 4 - 6/10 Thriller
16. The Act: Season One - Episode 5 - 6/10 Thriller
17. The Act: Season One - Episode 6 - 7/10 Thriller
18. The Act: Season One - Episode 7 - 7/10 Thriller
19. The Act: Season One - Episode 8 - 7/10 Thriller

The Act - I saw the documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest a couple of years ago. Was pretty amazing as the director's other documentary, Cannibal Cop. I'm done with TV for now and will catch up on some mystery/suspense/thrillers on DVD.

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Post by Traveller » July 7th, 2019, 4:31 pm

11. Shaft (1971) - 4/10
12. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) - 7/10
13. 3:10 to Yuma (1957) - 7/10
14. The Tall T (1957) - 5/10

I was pleasantly surprised by The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and 3:10 to Yuma. Shaft was, as expected, not my kind of movie - same goes for The Tall T.
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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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Post by flavo5000 » July 7th, 2019, 4:52 pm

:Crtiticker:
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 9:30 am
sol wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 3:45 am
11. Circle (2015)

A Cube-like thriller; shot almost entirely in a single location with negligible special effects, this is a remarkably intense motion picture. While some have been critical of how bland the film looks due to the minimalist approach, this allows the film to focus on the psychology of the characters, and it is fascinating to listen to them debate morality and ethics in such a grueling situation. Great sound effects too, though the ending disappoints.
I mean, I went in with super low expectations, but was really pleasantly surprised with it. Not a great film by any means, but a surprisingly tense film that raises some interesting questions.
I thought this one was ok but was let down by some bad dialogue and acting. Some of the decisions really didn't make sense in places either. For this kind of movie, I honestly liked both Cube and Exam better.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 7th, 2019, 4:54 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 9:31 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Bonus Challenge #2
Mystery 6:Show
This 1990s film is the very first movie I ever bought on DVD.
And it's on zero official lists.
The cable guy?

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Post by hurluberlu » July 7th, 2019, 6:28 pm

13. La Tête d'un Homme (Julien Duvivier, 1933) 8
One of the best Maigret I have seen… Great acting and atmosphere. Simenon wrote the series as of 1931 so with this 1933 adaptation for the big screen we probably get closest of what the author had in mind.

who knowsShow
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+
5. Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, 2011) 7
6. The Comfort of Strangers (Paul Schrader, 1990) 6-
7. Gangster Squad (Ruben Fleischer, 2013) 7-
8. The X-Files S4Ep12: Leonard Betts (Kim Manners, 1997) 7+
9. The X-Files S4Ep13: Never Again (Rob Bowman, 1997) 7-
10. The X-Files S4Ep14: Memento Mori (Rob Bowman, 1997) 8-
11. Executive Action (David Miller, 1973) 6+
12. 5 Card Stud (Henry Hathaway, 1968) 7-
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 7th, 2019, 8:26 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 9:31 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Bonus Challenge #2
Mystery 6:Show
This 1990s film is the very first movie I ever bought on DVD.
And it's on zero official lists.
This film is a remake. The original is on our forum's favorite movies list.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 7th, 2019, 8:27 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 4:54 pm
The cable guy?
Good thought, but no - though I do really want to rewatch that one of these days.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 7th, 2019, 8:43 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 8:27 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 4:54 pm
The cable guy?
Good thought, but no - though I do really want to rewatch that one of these days.
I think it's probably one of the best of that streak of Jim Carrey movies in the early to mid 90s from Ace Ventura to Liar Liar. Had a very nasty tone to it in places.

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Post by 72allinncallme » July 7th, 2019, 9:04 pm

20. Streets (1990)
21. Boksuneun naui geot (2002)
22. Wojna swiatów - nastepne stulecie (1981)
23. Nightmare (1964)
24. Green Room (2015)
25. La mujer sin cabeza (2008)
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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)
15. Salinui chueok (2003)
16. Swiri (1999)
17. Cape Fear (1991)
18. Trouble Every Day (2001)
19. Yoidore tenshi (1948)
20. Streets (1990)
21. Boksuneun naui geot (2002)
22. Wojna swiatów - nastepne stulecie (1981)
23. Nightmare (1964)
24. Green Room (2015)
25. La mujer sin cabeza (2008)

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Post by ororama » July 7th, 2019, 9:50 pm

4. Murdoch Mysteries: Blast of Silence (2014) * 44 min.
5. Murdoch Mysteries: The Death of Dr. Ogden (2014) * 44 min.

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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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#196

Post by albajos » July 7th, 2019, 9:56 pm

16. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009) USA 289 checks [double]
Mystery. It's not listed as Mystery, but he wouldn't be much of a detective if it wasn't.

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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]
09. Torn Apart (2004) USA 3 checks [double]
10. Betrayal of the Dove (1993) USA 6 checks [double]
11. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) USA 1 official list 5 499 checks [double]
12. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) USA 9 official lists 4 177 checks
13. The Naked City (1948) USA 8 official lists 2 644 checks
14. Agatha Christie's Poirot: The ABC Murders S04E01 (1992) UK 89 checks
15. Compelling Evidence (1995) USA 3 checks [double]

!seen 16

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#197

Post by VincentPrice » July 7th, 2019, 10:25 pm

7. Absence of Malice-1981: 8/10 (rewatch)
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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
5. Armageddon-1998: 10/10 (rewatch)
6. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball-1946: 8/10

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Post by 3eyes » July 8th, 2019, 1:34 am

3. Topaz (69)
Not all that suspenseful but that's OK. Since I remember the Cuban missile crisis so vividly, I'll watch pretty much anything to do with it. Philippe Noiret was the only actor I recognized.

I calculate that that leaves 4 of Hitch's post-WWII films that I haven't seen. Don't do nearly so well with earlier films, especially the silents.
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1. One body too many (84) - double
2. L'assassin habite... au 21 (Fr 42)
3. Topaz (69)
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 8th, 2019, 2:40 am

Week 1(ish) Stats and Challenge Update

Users
Through the 1st week of July, we've had 23 participants in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Challenge, and we'd love to have even more! psychotronicbeatnik is off with a boom, leading with 28 watches already. 72allinncallme and allisoncm are battling for 2nd place with 25 and 20 watches, respectively. Currently 10 people are in double-digits.

Leader board is up-to-date and maintained in the first post.

Years
Films watched so far have ranged from 1932 to 2019, covering 70 unique years in film. Our most recent year with zero watches is 2000. 2019 is the most-watched year with 27 watches, followed by 2018 and 1993 with 12 watches each. No other year is in double-digits. Here's a list of watch count by decade:

Decade Count
1930 5
1940 13
1950 5
1960 18
1970 29
1980 18
1990 39
2000 17
2010 78


Bonus Challenge #1 Update
Two brave and demonstrably brilliant, attractive, and generally awesome persons have watched Clue. Congrats to blocho and maxwelldeux for representing the best of humanity.

Bonus Challenge #2 Update
Five mysteries have been solved already, with sol playing master detective and getting three of them. :poshclap: Congrats also to albajos and blocho for each solving one of them.

Spoiler tag of the week
One of my favorite part of hosting challenges is reading the captions people put on the spoiler tags. This week's winner is 72allinncallme for "Noir Challenge v2" for calling it like it is. Congrats!

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Post by sol » July 8th, 2019, 3:18 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)
11. Circle (2015)
12. Parasite (2019)

13. 13 Cameras (2015)

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Under considerable makeup and unbecoming outfits, Neville Archambault is well cast as a creepy landlord who often seems spaced out, yet the film never focuses on him. Copious time is instead dedicated to a young couple renting a house from him, unaware that it is rigged with hidden security cameras that Archambault watches from home for unknown reasons. And that is with an emphasis on 'unknown' as it is over halfway in before anything grisly or traditionally horror-like occurs. Even then, it is hard to say what Archambault's motives are and whether he wants to help/hurt his occupants.

14. 14 Cameras (2018)

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This sequel delves further into the depravity of the slumlord, once again played with relish by Neville Archambault. It is a surprisingly superior effort. The film is more focused as the horror begins earlier on, Archambault gets more screen time, and best of all, we get some background on him, his motives and what he does with all of his footage. The dark web and live streaming angle is particularly nifty with Archambault actually getting a chance to show some humanity as he encounters anonymous minds more depraved than he is. The conclusion is once again a little unsatisfying though.

P.S.: Yay, stats! :banana:
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