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Official Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Challenge - July 2019

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Re: Official Mystery/Suspense/Thriller Challenge - July 2019

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 11th, 2019, 6:16 am

wowwee123 wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:13 am
1. Clue (1985) (Watched it for the first time and checked it on July 9th)
2. The Defiant Ones (1958)


Clue was not listed in any of the lists you linked to.

How about adding these iCM genre links:

thriller genre
mystery genre
Thanks for the links! Added to the OP.

And I do have to ask about your thoughts on Clue... especially if it's a first watch...

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 11th, 2019, 6:24 am

sol wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 4:17 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 6:39 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 3:22 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 9:Show
According to my mother, this film features the greatest acting performance by any actress.
And it would even be eligible for this challenge.
Image ?
Seriously? :poshclap:

My next clue was going to be "My mother has spent decades using the creative cursing from this film."

Alas, another mystery for solsomeone to solve coming up...

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 11th, 2019, 6:26 am

Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 10:Show
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.

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Post by sol » July 11th, 2019, 6:43 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:24 am
Seriously? :poshclap:

My next clue was going to be "My mother has spent decades using the creative cursing from this film."
:lol:
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:26 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 10:Show
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
Minions, obviously.

:unsure:

(Okay, I'll try to come up with a more serious guess a little later.)
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Post by sol » July 11th, 2019, 6:46 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)
14. 14 Cameras (2018)
15. After Earth (2013)
16. 22nd of May (2010)
17. Murder Party (2007)
18. Darkness Falls (2003)
19. Slaughter Night (2006)
20. Shotgun Stories (2007)

21. Thoroughbreds (2017)

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The "thriller" label might be a misnomer here since this is a slowly paced affair with the halfway point elapsing before the teen protagonists go ahead with the murder plan that they have been debating. It is also hard to root for them since the stepfather is shown as a bit cold and distanced, but he is certainly not cruel or unbearable. As a result, this is an emotionally distanced affair, if an exceptionally well acted one. Olivia Cooke and the lovely Anya Taylor-Joy are both superb and have very interesting characters with their discussions of socially acceptable behaviour and purpose in life.
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#286

Post by albajos » July 11th, 2019, 8:35 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:26 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 10:Show
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the King

(my record is 3 by the way, but not that one, but one with 49 votes on imdb.)

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Post by cinephage » July 11th, 2019, 9:25 am

07. The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, by Kim Henkel (1994) 3/10

08. Madigan, by Don Siegel (1968) 7,5/10

Loved the score, the casting, I found the naturalist approach to policemen's daily life interesting too... This is a good film.
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01. Klute, by Alan J. Pakula (1971) 7,5/10 - Rewatch
02. The Man Who Laughs, by Paul Leni (1928) 7,5/10
03. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning , by Danny Steinmann (1985) 2/10
04. Pitall, by Andre de Toth (1948) 7,5/10
05. Plan 9 from outer Space, by Ed Wood Jr (1959) 2/10
06. Brawl in Cell Block 99, by S. Craig Zahler (2017) 7,5/10

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Post by sol » July 11th, 2019, 2:32 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:26 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 10:Show
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
Image ?
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Post by blocho » July 11th, 2019, 2:35 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:26 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 10:Show
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
I would say Clue, but it's clear you saw that 10+ times.

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Post by sol » July 11th, 2019, 2:36 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)
9. Lifespan (1975)
10. De Flat (1994)
11. Circle (2015)
12. Parasite (2019)
13. 13 Cameras (2015)
14. 14 Cameras (2018)
15. After Earth (2013)
16. 22nd of May (2010)
17. Murder Party (2007)
18. Darkness Falls (2003)
19. Slaughter Night (2006)
20. Shotgun Stories (2007)
21. Thoroughbreds (2017)

22. Velvet Buzzsaw (2009)

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The plot here revolves around a collection of stolen paintings which may be cursed. Or not. Even at the end, it is unclear what exactly the deal is, but the premise leads to a number of nifty deaths at the hands of paintings that move and sculptures that malfunction. That said, the film's strongest aspect is its satire of the high class art world and art critique - something that only occasionally surfaces amidst the horror, but when it does, it rocks. Add in a cool spherical exhibit that offers individualised experiences (see above) and there is enough here worth a look - but this is no Nightcrawler.
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Post by sol » July 11th, 2019, 2:40 pm

blocho wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 2:35 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:26 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
I would say Clue, but it's clear you saw that 10+ times.
LOL, not to mention that it would mean that max saw it 4 times when he was 3 years old.

Which would absolutely explain his obsession. :think:

Okay - change my guess to Clue. :P
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Post by albajos » July 11th, 2019, 3:08 pm

Actually those who saw Clue in cinema had to go in blind. They didn't know what ending were shown. So those who had a goal to see all 3, maybe had to see it 10 times to be lucky. (some theatres announced which ending (A, B or C), some didn't)

Since you asked about similar movie, in Clue's trivia we can read:
The film was one of several movies, mostly comedies, made and released between the mid 1970s and mid 1980s that revived the old dark house mansion movie. The films include Clue (1985), Haunted Honeymoon (1986), Neil Simon's Murder by Death (1976), The Spiral Staircase (1975), The Private Eyes (1980), The Cat and the Canary (1978), House of the Long Shadows (1983), and Kenny Everett's Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984).

And of course you have several adaptations of Agatha Chrisite's And Then There Were None.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 11th, 2019, 3:55 pm

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26. Haunted (1995) 6/10

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27. Hell Is a City (1960) 7.5/10

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28. Series 7: The Contenders (2001) 6.5/10

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29. F/X (1986) 6/10
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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
11. Survive Style 5+ (2004) 8/10
12. A Few Good Men (1992) 6.5/10
13. Body Parts (1991) 5.5/10
14. Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 6/10
15. The Relic (1997) 4.5/10
16. Coma (1978) 6/10
17. Night Tide (1961) 6.5/10
18. La nuit du carrefour (1932) a.k.a. Night at the Crossroads 7/10
19. The Happytime Murders (2018) 5/10
20. Mr. Klein (1976) 6.5/10
21. The Den (2013) 4.5/10
22. The Assignment (2016) 6/10
23. Meitantei Conan: Tokei-jikake no matenrou (1997) a.k.a. Detective Conan: Skyscraper on a Timer 6.5/10
24. Das Experiment (2001) 7/10
25. Midsommar (2019) 8/10
26. Haunted (1995) 6/10
27. Hell Is a City (1960) 7.5/10
28. Series 7: The Contenders (2001) 6.5/10
29. F/X (1986) 6/10

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Post by Traveller » July 11th, 2019, 5:03 pm

27. The Penalty (1920) - 6/10
28. The Most Dangerous Game (1932) - 6/10
29. The Petrified Forest (1936) - 8/10
30. United 93 (2006) - 7/10
31. Crimson Gold (2003) - 7/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 11th, 2019, 5:14 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:26 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 10:Show
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
I usually attended late-night showings to improve the theater experience.

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Post by jeroeno » July 11th, 2019, 5:18 pm

The Blair Witch Project?

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 11th, 2019, 5:22 pm

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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)
9. Eskiya AKA The Bandit (1996)
10. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
11. Murder by Death (1976)
12. Ocean's Eleven (1960)
13. The Spy Who Fell to Earth (2019)
14. Rush Hour (1998)
15. Sand Sharks (2011)
16. Grabbers (2012)
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 11th, 2019, 5:27 pm

Good guesses everyone, but not there. I think I saw Blair Witch Project twice in the theater.

Though I am amused at the thought of me attending Clue four times in the theater...

3yo maxwell: "One ticket for Clue, please."
Ticket taker: "Um... aren't you a little young?"
3yo maxwell: "It's fine. Please exchange this money for admission to Clue."
Ticket taker: "It's rated PG..."
3yo maxwell: "Parental guidance is suggested, Karen, not mandatory. Ticket now."

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 11th, 2019, 6:08 pm

39. Behind That Curtain (1929 / Irving Cummings) 5/10
40. Eran Trece (1931 / David Howard) 5+/10
41. The Black Camel (1931 / Hamilton MacFadden) 7+/10
42. Charlie Chan in London (1934 / Eugene Forde) 7+/10
43. Charlie Chan in Paris (1935 / Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden) 7+/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
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
29. Horsemen (2009 / Jonas Akerlund) FTV 8-/10
30. The Snowman (2017 / Tomas Alfredson) FTV 8-/10
31. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016 / Colm McCarthy) FTV 9/10
32. Venom (2018 / Ruben Fleischer) FTV 7/10
33. The X-Files: Eve (1993 / Fred Gerber) FTV 8-/10
34. The X-Files: Fire (1993 / Larry Shaw) 8/10
35. The X-Files: Beyond the Sea (1994 / David Nutter) 9/10
36. The X-Files: Gender Bender (1994 / Rob Bowman) FTV 8/10
37. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976 / Herbert Ross) 8+/10
38. The Mountain Between Us (2017 / Hany Abu-Asad) FTV 8-/10

39. Behind That Curtain (1929 / Irving Cummings) 5/10
40. Eran Trece (1931 / David Howard) 5+/10
41. The Black Camel (1931 / Hamilton MacFadden) 7+/10
42. Charlie Chan in London (1934 / Eugene Forde) 7+/10
43. Charlie Chan in Paris (1935 / Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden) 7+/10


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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 11th, 2019, 6:10 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Good guesses everyone, but not there. I think I saw Blair Witch Project twice in the theater.

Though I am amused at the thought of me attending Clue four times in the theater...

3yo maxwell: "One ticket for Clue, please."
Ticket taker: "Um... aren't you a little young?"
3yo maxwell: "It's fine. Please exchange this money for admission to Clue."
Ticket taker: "It's rated PG..."
3yo maxwell: "Parental guidance is suggested, Karen, not mandatory. Ticket now."
You were very assertive as a 3 year-old. :lol:

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Post by flavo5000 » July 11th, 2019, 7:51 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:10 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Good guesses everyone, but not there. I think I saw Blair Witch Project twice in the theater.

Though I am amused at the thought of me attending Clue four times in the theater...

3yo maxwell: "One ticket for Clue, please."
Ticket taker: "Um... aren't you a little young?"
3yo maxwell: "It's fine. Please exchange this money for admission to Clue."
Ticket taker: "It's rated PG..."
3yo maxwell: "Parental guidance is suggested, Karen, not mandatory. Ticket now."
You were very assertive as a 3 year-old. :lol:
The ticket taker's name was Karen? Hm...

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Post by 72aicm » July 11th, 2019, 10:07 pm

39. Kaasua, komisario Palmu! (1961)
40. Commando (1985)
41. Public Access (1993)
42. And Then There Were None (1945)
43. Laser Mission (1989)
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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)
26. Gohatto (1999)
27. Linkeroever (2008)
28. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
29. Vigilante (1982)
30. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958)
31. Neitoperho (1997)
32. Komisario Palmun erehdys (1960)
33. Stir of Echoes (1999)
34. Hayat ou maut (1955)
35. The Street with No Name (1948)
36. Specter of the Rose (1946)
37. Death Warrant (1990)
38. Femme Fatale (2002)
39. Kaasua, komisario Palmu! (1961)
40. Commando (1985)
41. Public Access (1993)
42. And Then There Were None (1945)
43. Laser Mission (1989)

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Post by wowwee123 » July 11th, 2019, 11:04 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:16 am
wowwee123 wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:13 am
1. Clue (1985) (Watched it for the first time and checked it on July 9th)
2. The Defiant Ones (1958)


Clue was not listed in any of the lists you linked to.

How about adding these iCM genre links:

thriller genre
mystery genre
Thanks for the links! Added to the OP.

And I do have to ask about your thoughts on Clue... especially if it's a first watch...
You're welcome!

Can I get away with "That I don't have a clue what to write"?

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 12th, 2019, 12:37 am

wowwee123 wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:04 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:16 am
wowwee123 wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:13 am
1. Clue (1985) (Watched it for the first time and checked it on July 9th)
2. The Defiant Ones (1958)


Clue was not listed in any of the lists you linked to.

How about adding these iCM genre links:

thriller genre
mystery genre
Thanks for the links! Added to the OP.

And I do have to ask about your thoughts on Clue... especially if it's a first watch...
You're welcome!

Can I get away with "That I don't have a clue what to write"?
I'll allow it, though I'm eyeing you suspiciously... :folded:

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Post by wowwee123 » July 12th, 2019, 12:44 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 12:37 am
wowwee123 wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 11:04 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:16 am

Thanks for the links! Added to the OP.

And I do have to ask about your thoughts on Clue... especially if it's a first watch...
You're welcome!

Can I get away with "That I don't have a clue what to write"?
I'll allow it, though I'm eyeing you suspiciously... :folded:
Since I wrote "that I don't have a clue what to write", it is contradictory to that I don't have a clue what to write.

To avoid being under suspicion:

I very much enjoyed the movie, it had a lot of subtle moments that I liked very much. The acting was very well done and I highly recommend it to those that want their brains woken up and have to think about what's going on. I would very much like to see it a second time, as there are parts of it that I would love to see again.

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Post by clemmetarey » July 12th, 2019, 1:05 am

Hey all, I'm joining to finally check out Twin Peaks.

1. Twin Peaks: Episode #1.1 7/10
Good Pilot, greatly shot. None of the characters really spoke to me so far, but it's probably normal.
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Post by sol » July 12th, 2019, 3:08 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)
10. De Flat (1994)
11. Circle (2015)
12. Parasite (2019)
13. 13 Cameras (2015)
14. 14 Cameras (2018)
15. After Earth (2013)
16. 22nd of May (2010)
17. Murder Party (2007)
18. Darkness Falls (2003)
19. Slaughter Night (2006)
20. Shotgun Stories (2007)
21. Thoroughbreds (2017)
22. Velvet Buzzsaw (2009)

23. Man of Violence (1971)

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An overly convoluted crime thriller. Who exactly the title character is meant to be is left vague throughout, as well as why everyone wants his services. It does not help that Michael Latimer is pretty bland in the role too. Also, for someone described as a "man of violence", we see relatively little of this. Over three quarters of the film simply consists of characters standing around and talking. The scattered action scenes are memorable though - most notably, a grisly bit in which a man is crushed by mechanical equipment. The bleak ending and final showdown are decent too, but this generally sucks.
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Post by sebby » July 12th, 2019, 4:37 am

12 the nun 2018 4/10
13 the frozen ground 2013 2/10
14 burning 2018 6.5/10
15 the oath 2018 4.5/10
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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
08 patient zero 2018 - 1/10
09 the trust 2016 - 5/10
10 211 2018 - 1/10
11 between worlds 2017 6.5/10
12 the nun 2018 4/10
13 the frozen ground 2013 2/10
14 burning 2018 6.5/10
15 the oath 2018 4.5/10

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Post by jeroeno » July 12th, 2019, 4:38 am

14. App (2013)
15. Moonlight (2002)

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Post by jeroeno » July 12th, 2019, 4:43 am

clemmetarey wrote:
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Hey all, I'm joining to finally check out Twin Peaks.

1. Twin Peaks: Episode #1.1 7/10
Good Pilot, greatly shot. None of the characters really spoke to me so far, but it's probably normal.
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1. Twin Peaks: Episode #1.1 7/10
I'm right behind you. Will finally start this weekend :cheers:

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Post by sheikofhyrule » July 12th, 2019, 5:20 am

03. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) 8/10
04. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) 7/10
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01. Capricorn One (1977) 8/10
02. Incendies (2010) 9/10
03. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) 8/10
04. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) 7/10

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Post by wowwee123 » July 12th, 2019, 5:25 am

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1. Clue (1985) (Watched it for the first time and checked it on July 9th)
2. The Defiant Ones (1958)

3. Minority Report (2002) 5 lists; Where 17 years later, the fiction becomes science.

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Post by sol » July 12th, 2019, 5:28 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)
14. 14 Cameras (2018)
15. After Earth (2013)
16. 22nd of May (2010)
17. Murder Party (2007)
18. Darkness Falls (2003)
19. Slaughter Night (2006)
20. Shotgun Stories (2007)
21. Thoroughbreds (2017)
22. Velvet Buzzsaw (2009)
23. Man of Violence (1971)

24. The Genius Club (2006)

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Seven Americans with high IQs are held hostage by a terrorist who asks them to solve riddles in this indie thriller which is sadly a lot less interesting than it sounds. The riddles are pretty fun and there is also some fun to be had in the terrorist asking the group why there are no electric cars and so on, tapping into some wild conspiracy theories. Alas, as the film plods along, it becomes more and more concerned with less interesting questions about faith with an eventual heavy-handed pro-Christian slant. The performances are pretty lousy too and all the close-ups of the terrorist's lips are just odd.
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Post by sol » July 12th, 2019, 5:37 am

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I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
I usually attended late-night showings to improve the theater experience.
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Just found an amazing image for the film which I'm tempted to use to replace my Videodrome avatar...
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 12th, 2019, 7:40 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:14 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
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Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 10:Show
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
I usually attended late-night showings to improve the theater experience.
About a large corporation.

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Post by albajos » July 12th, 2019, 7:51 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
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About a large corporation.
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Post by mathiasa » July 12th, 2019, 10:02 am

1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) 8.6/10
2. The Warriors (1979) 7.2/10
3. Ging chaat goo si (1985) 6.1/10
4. Death Wish (1974) 6.9/10
5. Solaris (2002) 3.5/10
6. The Parallax View (1974) 5.3/10
7. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) 5.5/10
8. Journey Into Fear (1942) 5.4/10
9. Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10
10. Live Free or Die Hard (2007) 5.9/10

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Post by AB537 » July 12th, 2019, 12:34 pm

7. Forbrydelsens element - The Element of Crime (Lars von Trier, 1984) 7/10

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Post by sol » July 12th, 2019, 2:32 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 7:40 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:14 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 6:26 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 10:Show
I saw this film in the theaters 4 times during its initial theatrical run.
I usually attended late-night showings to improve the theater experience.
About a large corporation.
I now want to say Office Space, but I have no idea what the benefit would be of watching that one late at night. :shrug:
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Post by Traveller » July 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm

32. Body Heat (1981) - 6/10
33. The China Syndrome (1979) - 7/10
34. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) - 6/10
35. The Hills Have Eyes (1977) - 4/10
36. Black Christmas (1974) - 8/10

I don’t know what it was about Black Christmas, ´cause I had a lot of fun watching it. Can’t say the same about The Hills Have Eyes, which was more so unintentionally funny. The other three movies were solid all in all, but nothing that will stay in my mind for long - at last, though, I finished the AFI's 100 years...100 thrills list.
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