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

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 1st, 2019, 6:52 pm

Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 2:Show
Eight-year-old maxwelldeux considered this film to be cinematic perfection.

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Post by albajos » July 1st, 2019, 7:09 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:52 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
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Eight-year-old maxwelldeux considered this film to be cinematic perfection.
Clue

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Post by albajos » July 1st, 2019, 7:15 pm

01. Thriller - en grym film (1973) Sweden 3 official lists 891 checks
Thriller obviously. But a typical revenge fare. The tiny small amount of tension there were there in the beginning, the plot simply forgot about.


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Post by hurluberlu » July 1st, 2019, 7:19 pm

1. Madigan (Donald Siegel, 1968) 5
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Post by maxwelldeux » July 1st, 2019, 7:32 pm

albajos wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 7:09 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:52 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 2:Show
Eight-year-old maxwelldeux considered this film to be cinematic perfection.
Clue
Good guess, but no. I thought that might be a little too obvious

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Post by AB537 » July 1st, 2019, 8:51 pm

This is the only challenge I'm planning to focus on this month.

1. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) 7/10
2. Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbaerg, 1997) 8/10

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Post by 72allinncallme » July 1st, 2019, 9:14 pm

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)

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Post by peeptoad » July 2nd, 2019, 12:10 am

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

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Post by blocho » July 2nd, 2019, 2:08 am

1. Clue (1985)

I wasn't planning to see this movie. I've probably seen it ten times over the years, but Maxwell issued his challenge and it had been a while, so why not.

I think I first saw Clue in summer camp, probably when I was 9 or 10. A lot of things went over my head at that time, including the references to McCarthyism and J. Edgar Hoover, not to mention the homosexual innuendo. It's a great movie for kids because there's plenty of slapstick, but seeing it now about 25 years later, I really appreciate the acting and the word play in the script. There's a legion of great comedic actors in this movie. And plenty of them had the best performances of their career, certainly including a perfect effort from Tim Curry.

I love that the first ten minutes of the movie is one extended dog shit joke. I love the randy insanity of Christopher Lloyd's Professor Plum and the smiling idiocy of Michael Mckean's Mr. Green and the doddering barminess of Eileen Brennan's Mrs. Peacock. I love that decades before intellectual property came to control Hollywood, someone made a movie out of a board game and it was actually good (another thing I didn't know when I was 9 was that the movie was based on the board game rather than the other way around). I love lines like, "Husbands should be like kleenex: soft, strong, and disposable." For most of my life, I've been collecting lines from movies and repurposing them in my daily life, in ways that make no sense, just to amuse myself. Clue gave me two all-timers:
- "Communism was just a red herring."
- "I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife."

Just imagine history class in high school ...
Teacher: "Class, today we're going to talk about the reading we did from Marx."
Blocho: "Communism was just a red herring."
Teacher: "Ummmm ... OK, what do you mean by that?"

Or every party I've ever been to ...
Friend: "Bye, Blocho. Thanks for coming."
Blocho: "Have a good night. I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife."
Friend: "Uhh ... you're not married."

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 5:42 am

blocho wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 2:08 am
1. Clue (1985)

I wasn't planning to see this movie. I've probably seen it ten times over the years, but Maxwell issued his challenge and it had been a while, so why not.
Yay! :cheers:

It is definitely a quotable movie - and I like your quotes of choice. My personal fave is whenever anyone uses the word "expose" in a sentence, I have to interrupt and say "Please - there are ladies present!"

And I'm glad you mentioned the dog shit joke. That scene has grown on me over the years; I didn't like it when I was younger because it just seemed stupid, but I've appreciated how it was integrated into the establishing shots to inject humor while they set up and advance the plot.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 5:43 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:52 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 2:Show
Eight-year-old maxwelldeux considered this film to be cinematic perfection.
Michael Bay can go fuck himself.

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Post by albajos » July 2nd, 2019, 5:48 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 5:43 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:52 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 2:Show
Eight-year-old maxwelldeux considered this film to be cinematic perfection.
Michael Bay can go fuck himself.
He can? That's impressive
Mystery 2:Show
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), or Hero Turles if you're in the UK

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 5:52 am

albajos wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 5:48 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 5:43 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:52 pm
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 2:Show
Eight-year-old maxwelldeux considered this film to be cinematic perfection.
Michael Bay can go fuck himself.
He can? That's impressive
Mystery 2:Show
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), or Hero Turles if you're in the UK
:poshclap:

Yeah, the 1990 movie was awesome. Until I rewatched it in my 30s and wow did my opinion change...

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 6:06 am

Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 3:Show
First movie I ever saw in the theater with my wife.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 7:03 am

1. All Girls Weekend (2016)
More comments in the Low-IMDB thread, but not the worst thing I've seen.

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Post by sebby » July 2nd, 2019, 7:19 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:40 am
Can anyone recommend some twisty, mostly single-location mysteries in the vein of Sleuth, Deathtrap and End Play?
Fermat's Room, maybe?

I watched Knock Knock tonight, which might qualify. If you enjoy comically awful movies I'd recommend it.

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Post by sebby » July 2nd, 2019, 8:04 am

01 into the dark: flesh and blood 2018 - 2/10
02 into the dark: treehouse 2019 - 2/10
03 knock knock 2015 - 6/10

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Post by sol » July 2nd, 2019, 11:53 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 3:Show
First movie I ever saw in the theater with my wife.
Yeah, um, I know that I solved The Birds and all, but at least I had a decade to guess from, whereas this is so open-ended that I all I can do is provide a jokey guess, but who knows, maybe it *was* this after all:

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Post by albajos » July 2nd, 2019, 12:22 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
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American Pie Wedding

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Post by peeptoad » July 2nd, 2019, 1:14 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
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First movie I ever saw in the theater with my wife.
was it before you married? My guess is LOTR: Return of the King

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Post by 72allinncallme » July 2nd, 2019, 2:32 pm

I am tempted to watch the last season of True Detective this month. Anyone seen it? Is it any good?

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Post by flavo5000 » July 2nd, 2019, 2:59 pm

72allinncallme wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 2:32 pm
I am tempted to watch the last season of True Detective this month. Anyone seen it? Is it any good?
I thought it was quite good. A lot of people said it felt like a rehash of the first season. But I think those people weren't paying attention to the show at all. The tone is VERY different and while the overall framing device is similar (cutting between different time periods) and the very, very high level setting is similar (the "south"... although Louisiana and Northwest Arkansas are radically different in look, feel and culture), I thought Ali's acting was excellent and well worth the trip. The story itself is fittingly frustrating and enigmatic and the themes and takeaways of this season vs the first season are VERY different.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 2nd, 2019, 3:00 pm

sebby wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 7:19 am
flavo5000 wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:40 am
Can anyone recommend some twisty, mostly single-location mysteries in the vein of Sleuth, Deathtrap and End Play?
Fermat's Room, maybe?

I watched Knock Knock tonight, which might qualify. If you enjoy comically awful movies I'd recommend it.
Yea, I watched Knock Knock. I still can't figure out what the Hell Keanu Reeves was going for in that movie. It was pretty damn funny to watch him though.

I'll look into Fermat's Room, although it looks more like the single-location puzzle box movies like Cube, Exam and Circle.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 5:45 pm

I'm loving the blind guesses - and funny enough, I think I saw two of them in the theater with ex-girlfriends.
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 3:Show
First movie I ever saw in the theater with my wife.
Havahd Yahd.

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Post by Traveller » July 2nd, 2019, 5:50 pm

03. The Towering Inferno (1974) - 4/10
Simply too long - added to the fact that I’m not the biggest fan of disaster movies where the outcome is predestined and no thrill remains. But it was decently made, I guess.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 2nd, 2019, 5:56 pm

This is shaping up to be a really fun challenge, Maxwell. Thanks for hosting!

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

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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

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Post by peeptoad » July 2nd, 2019, 6:03 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 5:45 pm
I'm loving the blind guesses - and funny enough, I think I saw two of them in the theater with ex-girlfriends.
maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:06 am
Bonus Challenge #2:
Mystery 3:Show
First movie I ever saw in the theater with my wife.
Havahd Yahd.
Good Will Hunting?

edit: since I saw that on a date in my mid-20s I think I'm a decade too old on your age... :ermm:

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 6:17 pm

peeptoad wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:03 pm
Good Will Hunting?

edit: since I saw that on a date in my mid-20s I think I'm a decade too old on your age... :ermm:
A good guess and you're obviously in the right geography, but no.

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Post by albajos » July 2nd, 2019, 7:21 pm

No movie today as I'm playing
https://psnprofiles.com/trophies/4298-a ... c-murders/

Maybe I'll get through some Agatha Christie moving images later in the month, The cat I'm sitting has a Poirot box set.

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Post by jeroeno » July 2nd, 2019, 7:26 pm

2. Dood Eind (2006) RW

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Post by blocho » July 2nd, 2019, 7:37 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:17 pm
peeptoad wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:03 pm
Good Will Hunting?

edit: since I saw that on a date in my mid-20s I think I'm a decade too old on your age... :ermm:
A good guess and you're obviously in the right geography, but no.
Love Story or With Honors. Or does it have to be mystery/suspense/thriller? I'm not really sure how this game works anyway. Is it a different movie with each clue?

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 8:32 pm

blocho wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 7:37 pm
Love Story or With Honors. Or does it have to be mystery/suspense/thriller? I'm not really sure how this game works anyway. Is it a different movie with each clue?
Neither of those. Once the "mystery" has been solved, it's a new movie, but each clue will be for the same movie. Mystery #3 has two clues pointing to the same movie:
Mystery 3:Show
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Clue 2:Show
Havahd Yahd
PS: They're formatted better in the OP, if you want to look back.

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 2nd, 2019, 8:34 pm

albajos wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 7:21 pm
No movie today as I'm playing
https://psnprofiles.com/trophies/4298-a ... c-murders/

Maybe I'll get through some Agatha Christie moving images later in the month, The cat I'm sitting has a Poirot box set.
I love just about everything about this post. That game looks cool. And the cat has excellent taste in mysteries.

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Post by VincentPrice » July 2nd, 2019, 8:54 pm

3, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory-1995: 9/10 (rewatch)
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1. Murder in the First-1995: 7/10
2. Hard Target-1994: 9/10 (rewatch)

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Post by 72allinncallme » July 2nd, 2019, 8:56 pm

5. Nora inu (1949)
6. Borgman (2013)
7. The Fallen Idol (1948)
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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)

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Post by blocho » July 2nd, 2019, 9:22 pm

VincentPrice wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 8:54 pm
3, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory-1995: 9/10 (rewatch)
A forgotten classic. I loved it when I was 10. I have a feeling it might not hold up that well 24 years later, certainly the Seagal parts. Everett McGill and Eric Bogosian, I'm guessing, were as good as I remember them.

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Post by VincentPrice » July 2nd, 2019, 9:30 pm

The only stuff that doesn't hold up is the special effects but you can't blame the movie for that, it was the mid '90s.

But yeah, Everett McGill and Eric Bogosian steal the movie, Seagal is...well, Seagal, you know what you get with him.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 2nd, 2019, 10:30 pm

albajos wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 7:21 pm
No movie today as I'm playing
https://psnprofiles.com/trophies/4298-a ... c-murders/

Maybe I'll get through some Agatha Christie moving images later in the month, The cat I'm sitting has a Poirot box set.
I actually just finished a mystery game myself, Miles Edgeworth Investigations (a spin-off of the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney games). It was pretty solid if you dig those style of games.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 2nd, 2019, 10:38 pm

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1. Teorema (1968) 6.5/10

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2. The Drowning Pool (1975) 7/10

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3. La morte non ha sesso (1968) a.k.a. A Black Veil for Lisa 6/10

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4. Angels & Demons (2009) 5/10

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5. La morte cammina con i tacchi alti (1971) a.k.a. Death Walks on High Heels 6/10

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6. Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009) a.k.a. The White Ribbon 7.5/10

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7. L'inconnu du lac (2013) a.k.a. Stranger By The Lake 5/10

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8. Charlie Chan in London (1934) 4.5/10
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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

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Post by Cinepolis » July 2nd, 2019, 10:56 pm

2. Cropsey (2009) - 7/10
Interesting concept, but not as captivating as I hoped.
3. Savageland (2015) - 7.5/10
Creepy stuff.
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1. Amber Alert (2012) - 6/10 [double]
2. Cropsey (2009) - 7/10
3. Savageland (2015) - 7.5/10

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