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The 2020 Low IMDb Rating Challenge (Official, July)

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The 2020 Low IMDb Rating Challenge (Official, July)

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Post by zzzorf » June 29th, 2020, 11:51 am

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Goal
Watch as many movies with IMDb ratings of 5.4 or lower as you can (or want) from July 1st, 2020 to July 31st, 2020.

Rules
Ratings should be 5.4 or lower on IMDb at time of watching
All movies over 45 minutes count as 1 point
60 minutes of shorts add up to 1 point
The 40/60 rule applies to TV and Mini Series as long as the full show meets the rating criteria (not the individual episode)

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For your viewing to count you must post the movie title, year and IMDb rating at time of viewing

Helpful Lists
All eligible movies in the IMDb Bottom 1000

Bonus Challenge
Why mess with a good thing, thus it is the same bonus as both previous times this has been run. Have the lowest average rating at the end of the challenge, as simple as that.

Previous Winners
2018: flavo5000 (142) & albajos (2.73)
2019: albajos (145) & maxwelldeux (2.95)

Overall Leaderboard
Rank Participant Count Average
1 psychotronicbeatnik 173 3.30
2 blueboybob 110 4.31
3 flavo5000 102 4.64
4 sol 94 4.62
5 zzzorf 74 4.10
6 jdidaco 72 4.85
7 OldAle1 52 4.01
8 PUNQ 46 4.80
9 ChrisReynolds 23 4.77
10 frbrown 21 4.84
11 vortexsurfer 19 4.04
12 maxwelldeux 16 3.69
13 cinephage 15 4.04
14 VincentPrice 14 4.28
15 India Istanbul 13 3.12
16 blocho 9 5.01
17 allisoncm 8 4.88
18 hurluberlu 7 4.84
19 RogerTheMovieManiac88 6 4.92
20 nimimerkillinen 5 5.14
21 Cinepolis 2 4.60
=22 connordenney 1 5.30
=22 AB537 1 5.30
=22 matthewscott8 1 5.40
=22 Onderhond 1 4.50
=22 morrison-dylan-fan 1 4.20
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Post by flavo5000 » June 29th, 2020, 1:11 pm

I'll be in for some. Probably not as many as the previous ones though.

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Post by matthewscott8 » June 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm

I'll try and do a few. If people can recommend some movies they like with low ratings that will help (I don't want to watch stuff because it's terrible). Here are my favourite films which fit the criteria of 5.4 or lower:

Mascara (1987 - Patrick Conrad)
Heart of Midnight (1988 - Matthew Chapman)
Eye of the Beholder (1999 - Stephan Elliott)
Spring Breakers (2012 - Harmony Korine)
Twentynine Palms (2003 - Bruno Dumont)
This World, Then The Fireworks (1997 - Michael Oblowitz)
Hit Me (1996 - Stephen Shainberg)
The Spirit (2008 - Frank Miller)
Boarding Gate (2007 - Olivier Assayas)
Ett Hål i mitt hjärta / A Hole in My Heart (2004 - Lukas Moodysson)
Stereo (1969 - David Cronenberg)
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012 - John Hyams)
La Terza madre / The Third Mother (2007 - Dario Argento)
The Face of an Angel (2014 - Michael Winterbottom)
Vampiros lesbos (1971 - Jesus Franco)
The Alphabet Murders (1965 - Frank Tashlin)
Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970 - Roger Corman)
Trash Humpers (2009 - Harmony Korine)
Replicant (2001 - Ringo Lam)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982 - Tommy Lee Wallace)
Supergirl (1984 - Jeannot Szwarc)
Quintet (1979 - Robert Altman)
Vortex (1982 - Beth B & Scott B )
Hell Boats (1970 - Paul Wendkos)
The Young Racers (1963 - Roger Corman)
The Canyons (2013 - Paul Schrader)
Crawlspace (1986 - David Schmoeller)
Cyborg (1989 - Albert Pyun)
Aos (1964 - Yoji Kuri)
Cosmopolis (2012 - David Cronenberg)
Container (2006 - Lukas Moodysson)
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996 - Albert Pyun)
In the Cut (2003 - Jane Campion)
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979 - Irwin Allen)

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Post by ChrisReynolds » June 29th, 2020, 3:46 pm

I'll be in for a few in this challenge. Looking forward to making a start on TSZDT1001-2000 and finally witnessing the horrors of Tom Hooper's Cats.

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Post by peeptoad » June 29th, 2020, 3:54 pm

matthewscott8 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm
I'll try and do a few. If people can recommend some movies they like with low ratings that will help (I don't want to watch stuff because it's terrible).
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Here are some I enjoyed (most of them 8/10 or higher). They may or may not work for you since I have weird taste-

Eggshells (1969) 5.4
Pick-up (1975) 4.6
Prey (1977) 5.2
The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) 5.4
The Undertaker and His Pals (1966) 4.9
The Head Hunter (2018) 5.2 ...talk to Onderhond about this one. ;) Very cool film made on a shoestring budget with only 3 cast members.
Aquarium (2004) 5.0
The Driller Killer (1979) 5.1
Killer's Moon (1978) 4.8
Idaho Transfer (1973) 5.3
Death Knocks Twice (1969) 4.8
In the Tall Grass (2019) 5.4 surprised this is so low since it's a recent King adaptation and Patrick Wilson was quite good in it.
Deep Sleep (2013) 4.6
Jug Face (2013) 5.2
Escape from Tomorrow (2013) 5.1

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Post by OldAle1 » June 29th, 2020, 5:04 pm

matthewscott8 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm
I'll try and do a few. If people can recommend some movies they like with low ratings that will help (I don't want to watch stuff because it's terrible).
Just looked at my favorites from the first time we did this challenge, and a couple, mostly notably my fave Cherry 2000, are no longer eligible. That's a yay I guess because it means fewer people are hating on them :party: but of course I can't recommend them for this challenge anymore. But I'll give this a try anyway -

First, check out Antonio Margheriti and Roger Corman. Both of them mostly have low-rated films; both are notable for having fairly progressive politics, and doing more with women and minorities in their films than was common in their era, and both are pretty underrated as filmmakers I think, especially Margheriti whose sci-fi and horror stuff from the 60s in particular is I think pretty visually striking (in a cheap candy-colored way) and just generally fun. You've got two Corman on your own list so hit some more! I was particularly impressed with his westerns as I remember.

Other than those two, here are some disparate choices that are unfairly maligned if you ask me...

Heaven and Earth Magic
Escape from Tomorrow
Keyhole
(Guy Maddin)
Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh)
The Bloody Child
Red Planet Mars
(this is, frankly, in so-bad-it's good territory. And it's an anti-commie/Jesus sci-fi flick from the prime Red Scare era. But it's just so fucking goofy, who knows, maybe your'd be on it's wavelength also).
Yesterday Was a Lie
Tough Guys Don't Dance
Nomads
(McTiernan - just watched this a few weeks ago so it's still fresh in the mind - I definitely think quite a few people might like this)
The Pyx

Of your choices I heartily agree with Quintet and Cosmopolis, like several others, and hate a few also :lol: - maybe you remember some discussion over The Spirit on IMDb? So who knows - I definitely find you very, very hard to predict.

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Post by hurluberlu » June 29th, 2020, 7:00 pm

I only have one favourite (≥8) with IMDb rating ≤5.4 and that is Spring Breakers (forever bitches !!!) - thought you should know (and watch (again)).
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Post by flavo5000 » July 1st, 2020, 2:09 am

matthewscott8 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm
I'll try and do a few. If people can recommend some movies they like with low ratings that will help (I don't want to watch stuff because it's terrible). Here are my favourite films which fit the criteria of 5.4 or lower:

Vampiros lesbos (1971 - Jesus Franco)
I notice you have Jess Franco's Vampyros Lesbos on your list. Here are a few more of his done in a similar hallucinatory style that you might find appealing that fall below that 5.5/10 threshold:
Succubus (1968)
The Demons (1973)
Night Has a Thousand Desires (1984)

Slightly above the cut-off but also along a similar line is Venus In Furs.

You also might want to look into the bizarre, fever dream films of Jean Rollin if you haven't already.

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Post by VincentPrice » July 1st, 2020, 5:33 am

1. Carrion-2020: 4/10 3.4

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Post by sol » July 1st, 2020, 9:08 am

1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) 4.9 on IMDb

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While some have been critical of how little nudity there is here and how mundane the peeping tom stuff is, this feels on-point. With the camera fixated on his eyes (rather than the goings-on) whenever he peeps, the film acutely captures how the experience feels for him as well as how invasive his presence is. The wrong-man angle actually feels like the perfect comeuppance for a pervert too. Less successful here is a female psychiatrist lover.
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Post by zzzorf » July 1st, 2020, 11:20 am

1. Ot vinta 3D (2012, 3.0) - 4/10

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Post by sol » July 1st, 2020, 4:04 pm

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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) 4.9 on IMDb

2. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) 5.2 on IMDb

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Known as Canada's first martial arts movie, this is perhaps the reason why there have been so few. The film has a catchy theme song but almost every single fight is played in slow-mo, which reduces the immediacy of the action. The antagonists seem more silly than threatening throughout too. I guess this wasn't absolutely terrible, but my hopes to keep the spirit of the recent China/HK/TW Challenge alive with this were quickly dashed.

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Post by hurluberlu » July 1st, 2020, 7:55 pm

1. La tour 2 contrôle infernale (Eric Judor, 2016) [IMDb 4.1] 5-
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 1st, 2020, 9:54 pm

1. Missle to the Moon (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7-/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.9
2. She Demons (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.6
3. Giant From the Unknown (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.7
4. Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) FTV 7+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2

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Post by VincentPrice » July 2nd, 2020, 2:10 am

2. American Dragons-1998: 6/10 4.9
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1. Carrion-2020: 4/10 3.4

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Post by connordenney » July 2nd, 2020, 3:54 am

1. MS Slavic 7 (Sofia Bohdanowicz & Deragh Campbell, 2019) 8/10 [5.3]

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Post by matthewscott8 » July 2nd, 2020, 7:59 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:09 am
matthewscott8 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm
I'll try and do a few. If people can recommend some movies they like with low ratings that will help (I don't want to watch stuff because it's terrible). Here are my favourite films which fit the criteria of 5.4 or lower:

Vampiros lesbos (1971 - Jesus Franco)
I notice you have Jess Franco's Vampyros Lesbos on your list. Here are a few more of his done in a similar hallucinatory style that you might find appealing that fall below that 5.5/10 threshold:
Succubus (1968)
The Demons (1973)
Night Has a Thousand Desires (1984)

Slightly above the cut-off but also along a similar line is Venus In Furs.

You also might want to look into the bizarre, fever dream films of Jean Rollin if you haven't already.
Night of the Hunted, Grapes of Death and Fascination are all favourites of mine but above the 5.4 threshhold (5.7, 6.2 and 6.1)

I might have some of those Francos somewhere, I will have a mosey.

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Post by matthewscott8 » July 2nd, 2020, 8:08 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:09 am
matthewscott8 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm
I'll try and do a few. If people can recommend some movies they like with low ratings that will help (I don't want to watch stuff because it's terrible). Here are my favourite films which fit the criteria of 5.4 or lower:

Vampiros lesbos (1971 - Jesus Franco)
I notice you have Jess Franco's Vampyros Lesbos on your list. Here are a few more of his done in a similar hallucinatory style that you might find appealing that fall below that 5.5/10 threshold:
Succubus (1968)
The Demons (1973)
Night Has a Thousand Desires (1984)

Slightly above the cut-off but also along a similar line is Venus In Furs.

You also might want to look into the bizarre, fever dream films of Jean Rollin if you haven't already.
Don't have any of those Franco's but could give Macumba Sexual a go, been meaning to see it for years and it's 5.1/10.

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Post by zzzorf » July 2nd, 2020, 9:35 am

RANDOM UPDATE


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Movie: Mes séances de lutte (2013)
Rating: 5.4
Director: Jacques Doillon
Plot Summary: A woman returns to her village after her father's death, who has never loved. She meets a man who spends his days cultivating the land and writing. Each of their meetings will culminate in a need for them to confront physically.
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Post by sol » July 2nd, 2020, 10:29 am

zzzorf wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 9:35 am
RANDOM UPDATE


I'm not going to commit to day-by-day updates or weekly or whatever as I have the habit of not keeping to schedule. Instead when I find myself time to do them I will do these Random Updates. They will start of basic but as you all request other stats they will become bigger. If you don't agree with the format of the updates then let me know and I will change it up a bit.
Looking good! Maybe also highest average rating stats for those who like to play the game differently. :unsure:
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Post by sol » July 2nd, 2020, 10:31 am

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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) 4.9 on IMDb
2. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) 5.2 on IMDb

3. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) 4.2 on IMDb

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Reminiscent of De Palma's Blow Out, this thriller focuses on a man so obsessed with the recording the right sound effect of a woman screaming that he begins hiring and murdering young actresses in his pursuit. The kills scenes are good with loads of black comedy as he stands over his victims with a large microphone. The focus of the film though is actually a less interesting telephone sex worker who the sound recorder becomes obsessed with.

AVERAGE IMDb RATING SO FAR: -- 4.77 / 10
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Post by zzzorf » July 2nd, 2020, 12:13 pm

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1. Ot vinta 3D (2012, 3.0) - 4/10
2. The Blonde Captive (1931, 4.5) - 4/10
3. Woody Woodpecker (2017, 4.1) - 6/10
4. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966, 1.9) - 3/10

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Post by VincentPrice » July 2nd, 2020, 1:04 pm

3. Teenage Zombies-1959: 3/10 3
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1. Carrion-2020: 4/10 3.4
2. American Dragons-1998: 6/10 4.9

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Post by sol » July 2nd, 2020, 1:06 pm

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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) 4.9 on IMDb
2. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) 5.2 on IMDb
3. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) 4.2 on IMDb

4. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) 3.0 on IMDb

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This has copped some flak over its similarities to Gremlins and Ghoulies, but with the "little devils" all armed with insane weapons (including acid spray and flame throwers), the film does its own crazy thing. The gooey creature effects are great too, creepy with realistic movements, and the film has some amazing pyrotechnic special effects. As a narrative, this is less solid with a poorly explained mythology, but all the energy here makes it quite fun.

AVERAGE IMDb RATING SO FAR: 17.3 ÷ 4 = 4.33 / 10
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Post by sol » July 2nd, 2020, 2:29 pm

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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) 4.9 on IMDb
2. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) 5.2 on IMDb
3. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) 4.2 on IMDb
4. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) 3.0 on IMDb

5. What Price Vengeance (1937) 4.9 on IMDb

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From his superiors calling him a coward to the way a gang (who he earlier tried to stop!) embrace him in without checking his story, little involving the cop protagonist here makes sense. The film's saving grace though is the true-to-life performance of Wally Albright as the abducted nephew; while fun and oh-so-precocious early on, he is stellar in the second half of the film as he loses his eyesight. Alas, he is never the focus and Lyle Talbot is bland.

AVERAGE IMDb RATING SO FAR: 22.2 ÷ 5 = 4.44 / 10
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Post by sol » July 2nd, 2020, 4:05 pm

Sweet and LowdownShow
1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) 4.9 on IMDb
2. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) 5.2 on IMDb
3. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) 4.2 on IMDb
4. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) 3.0 on IMDb
5. What Price Vengeance (1937) 4.9 on IMDb

6. Murder by Night (1989) 5.3 on IMDb

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Pestered by a detective who believes that he is faking his condition, an amnesic man tries to work out why he was found passed out near a murder scene in this nifty telepic. Michael Ironside is perfect as the taunting and unrelenting police officer and the film has some appropriately haunting dreams and nightmares as pieces of the puzzle slowly come back to the protagonist. Great personal identity themes too; the ending is a bit 'eh' though.

AVERAGE IMDb RATING SO FAR: 27.5 ÷ 6 = 4.58 / 10
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Post by OldAle1 » July 2nd, 2020, 4:09 pm

1 - The Filmmaker Neil Breen, The Light of This World

I wrote more on the Run the Director thread, and I also watched Breen's 5th film which has too high a rating :lol: for this challenge.

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1. Double Down (2005) 4.5

Where Are You? Where Am I? You're Me.

In which Neil Breen somehow fights off the devastating depression caused by witnessing the fiancee he had proposed to literally seconds before, which they were naked together in a poll, being gunned down from afar, fights off this mortal blow in order to become the world's greatest computer hacker/assassin/anything else needed at the moment, and to save his beloved Las Vegas, or perhaps destroy it. Neil Breen can disguise himself, keep safe from electronic surveillance and prying eyes with force fields that kill - with innumerable laptops and cell phones - with many fake license plates - and with his incredible ability to look like a completely different human simply by exchanging blue jeans and a black tank top for black jeans and a blue shirt. Shot on film and with very few special effects, because even Neil Breen had to work his way up. A gold nugget talisman is his power. Or IS IT?

2. I Am Here....Now (2009) 4.9

In which Neil Breen first plays a character analogous to - and perhaps almost as mighty and lordly as Himself, a being who comes down to earth to lay waste to it's evil denizens...or save them. A being covered with computer hardware and needing to strip the clothes from a couple of strangers he meets, despite the fact that he can stop time and heal all wounds. Clearly those who understand Breenicism better than I will have answers to this and many other mysteries herein. Man - God - and Mummy Man coexist; the Healing of the Cripple (and de-aging to boot), who wanted only to see this, the Eiffel Tower or Taj Mahal of our time

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before he died. The theme of the Double. Drugs. Preparation for later greatness, and a God both Merciful, Loving and Vengeful to come (see #4).

3. Fateful Findings (2013) 4.7

In which Neil Breen loves and loses his life's partner at nine. A token - a black piece of plastic - keeps her alive for all these years; it is His genius that when he meets her again, she is still young and beautiful, much younger than he apparently, though of course if we have eyes to see we will notice much more below the surface of this middle-aged imperfect flesh. Felled by a Rolls Royce - the care, the blackness of death - Neil Breen, the writer, comes back to life, to search for Leah, the One. Many laptops, many cell phones. A party of five and then seven, full of distant voices which clearly do not belong; again, those with less advanced eyes for the viewing of Film and ears for the hearing of Words may see this (and every other moment of these 7 1/2 hours) as a "fault", but they have not seen the light. In the end, in this most romantic and nostalgic of Breen's work, he does - and perhaps they will. Closer to the old, dead, dry "narrative art" of cinema than any of his other work, and thus perhaps of less interest - only in comparison to these other landmarks of art, of course.

4. Pass Thru (2016) 5.4

In which Neil Breen revisits the landscapes, the dryness, the desert of Double Down... the Being at the center of I Am Here....Now. Many beginnings and endings, endings for 300 million of the Worst. Television, the idiot box. The bad people go away - Neil makes them go away - isn't this what we are looking for? Was Neil anticipating our current problem? It'll all just go away in the warmer weather. Neil knew even before The Donald (whose name graces one of the beautiful buildings of great Las Vegas as seen in Double Down). A jacket. The jacket earlier Neil Breen worse, a medal-covered jacket. Every medal. From the first film to this one, on the person of Someone Else. Who is he? Why? Refugees, drug mules, from the border. A tiger. A rare moment of Acting that is not of the Breen-world: Chaize Macklin (I think - Breen credits are sometimes as challenging as His work preceding them) as Kim, someone who might appear Elsewhere in Cinema - not of the Breen universe, not of his advanced purpose. Watch her to see a human of our world in Breen-world; it may be enlightening to you. A tiger, a tiger burning bright with the qualities of 1991 digital technology; part of being the Being (or "A.I.") is knowing when to call on the past, and Breen does so time and again, particularly in this film and the next. There is a reason, a profound reason, for the use of 30-year old technology here. It Is.

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Post by matthewscott8 » July 2nd, 2020, 5:00 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:09 am
Night Has a Thousand Desires (1984)
this looks good enough to get a bluray, so hopefully will arrive before challenge ends

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Post by matthewscott8 » July 2nd, 2020, 5:04 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 5:04 pm
matthewscott8 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm
I'll try and do a few. If people can recommend some movies they like with low ratings that will help (I don't want to watch stuff because it's terrible).
Keyhole (Guy Maddin)
Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh)
The Bloody Child

hate a few also :lol: - maybe you remember some discussion over The Spirit on IMDb? So who knows - I definitely find you very, very hard to predict.
Surprised these are so low and can watch all of them easily. In prediction terms I like delirious fun, main reason many comic book adaptations, action movies etc don't pass this test is rigt wing implied values.

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Post by hurluberlu » July 2nd, 2020, 6:39 pm

zzzorf wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 9:35 am


HOST Recommendation


Movie: Mes séances de lutte (2013)
Rating: 5.4
Director: Jacques Doillon
Plot Summary: A woman returns to her village after her father's death, who has never loved. She meets a man who spends his days cultivating the land and writing. Each of their meetings will culminate in a need for them to confront physically.
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Agree with this, strong 7 from me.
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Post by flavo5000 » July 2nd, 2020, 8:14 pm

1. Juno and the Paycock (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) IMDB: 4.8
2. Elstree Calling (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) IMDB: 5.3
3. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Umberto Lenzi, 1986) IMDB: 4.2
4. La guerra del ferro: Ironmaster (Umberto LEnzi, 1983) IMDB: 4.7
5. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Umberto Lenzi, 1988)
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1. Juno and the Paycock (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) IMDB: 4.8
2. Elstree Calling (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) IMDB: 5.3
3. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Umberto Lenzi, 1986) IMDB: 4.2
4. La guerra del ferro: Ironmaster (Umberto LEnzi, 1983) IMDB: 4.7
5. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Umberto Lenzi, 1988)

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » July 2nd, 2020, 8:37 pm

matthewscott8 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:03 pm
I'll try and do a few. If people can recommend some movies they like with low ratings that will help...
Here's a nice variety of cherry-picked features I've seen more recently that I think could be of possible interest to you:

Subconscious Cruelty (2000)
Traitement de substitution n°4 (2002)
Kinetta (2005)
Windows (1980)
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)
Welcome to New York (2014)
Nightfall (1988)
Vase de noces (1974)
Baby Bump (2015)
Dog Eat Dog (2016, Paul Schrader)
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Fagyott május (2017)
Like Me (2017, Robert Mockler)
Ultraviolet (2006)
Cérémonie d'amour (1987)
Blueberry (2004)
Entrance (2012)
Buy It Now (2005)
Body (2015, Dan Berk, Robert Olsen)
Woodshock (2017)
Mute (Duncan Jones, 2018)
Honor and Glory (1993)
Kill and Kill Again (1981)
Skyggen / Webmaster (1998)
Monstrosity (1963)
Vision (2018)
The Pyramid (1976)
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Post by matthewscott8 » July 2nd, 2020, 8:43 pm

Perception de Ambiguity wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:37 pm
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Oh wow, this looks amazing. Will check some of the others out too.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 2nd, 2020, 10:45 pm

“What you are about to see may not even be possible within the narrow limits of human understanding…”

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.2
6. High School Musical (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.4
7. High School Musical 2 (2007 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {104 m.} imdb: 5.0
8. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {112 m.} imdb: 4.7

9. Blood Feast (1963 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6/10 {67 m.} imdb: 5.1
10. Moonshine Mountain (1964 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2
11. Monster a-Go Go (1965 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.2

I'll just be listing one director for each film even when there were co-conspirators to make it easy to keep track for Running the Director. Monster a-Go Go still drives me insane even without listing Bill Rebane.

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1. Missle to the Moon (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7-/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.9
2. She Demons (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.6
3. Giant From the Unknown (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.7
4. Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) FTV 7+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.2
6. High School Musical (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.4
7. High School Musical 2 (2007 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {104 m.} imdb: 5.0
8. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {112 m.} imdb: 4.7

9. Blood Feast (1963 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6/10 {67 m.} imdb: 5.1
10. Moonshine Mountain (1964 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2
11. Monster a-Go Go (1965 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.2

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 3rd, 2020, 1:12 am

1. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009) 2.5

There was a giant shark. And a giant octopus. They both fought aircraft. All in all, a mid-range shark movie.

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Post by Ebbywebby » July 3rd, 2020, 1:22 am

The only films on my watchlist that are 5.4 or lower are Kinetta, Lonesome Cowboys and Blue Movie. And no one knows how to see Blue Movie. :)

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Post by ChrisReynolds » July 3rd, 2020, 10:32 am

1. The Funhouse Massacre (Palmer, 2015) Rating: 5.2
Starts off promisingly with the introduction of a whole roster of slashers, but most of the rest of the film is rote. It's let down by an annoying brand of humour that isn't funny and also kills any sense of tension that the plot might otherwise have had. (sample running joke: a latino man is dressed as Danny Trejo's Machete for Halloween and whenever he makes an entrance, mariachi music plays)
3/10

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2. Leprechaun 2 (Flender, 1994) Rating: 4.6
Maybe slightly better than the original Leprechaun, though it's been so long since I saw it I can't tell. This one is more of a fantasy adventure, with an extended finale in the Leprechaun's world. A lot of it is stupid, but it does have some neat twists, and Warwick Davis is good value as the leprechaun. The actual hero is quite irritating and bland.
4/10

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Average rating so far: 4.90

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Post by sol » July 3rd, 2020, 11:57 am

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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) 4.9 on IMDb
2. Twin Dragon Encounter (1986) 5.2 on IMDb
3. A Whisper to a Scream (1989) 4.2 on IMDb
4. Little Devils: The Birth (1993) 3.0 on IMDb
5. What Price Vengeance (1937) 4.9 on IMDb
6. Murder by Night (1989) 5.3 on IMDb

7. Bullies (1986) 5.3 on IMDb

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This has the markings of a vigilante thriller, yet all of the vengeful violence is confined until the very end and is actually hard to make out, shot in low light at night. The project also tries too hard to be about a strained stepfather/stepson relationship when an intimidating, self-righteous bullying family is more interesting. I found the stepfather/stepson angle is problematic too. There are certainly some intense bits though and Olivia d'Abo is radiant.

8. Flying (1986) 5.2 on IMDb

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This is mostly of interest for seeing a young Keanu Reeves playing romantic yet goofy high schooler. Despite third billing, Reeves is absent from over half the film though which instead focuses on a teen gymnast trying to get ahead despite being bullied by her peers and her grumpy stepfather. The set-up is decent and there are some memorable moments as she is tricked into going to a posh party, but this mostly just feels like montages strung together.

AVERAGE IMDb RATING SO FAR: 38.0 ÷ 8 = 4.75 / 10
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Post by zzzorf » July 3rd, 2020, 1:00 pm

Can someone please save me from this misery?Show
1. Ot vinta 3D (2012, 3.0) - 4/10
2. The Blonde Captive (1931, 4.5) - 4/10
3. Woody Woodpecker (2017, 4.1) - 6/10
4. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966, 1.9) - 3/10
5. Going Overboard (1989, 1.8) - 1/10
6. Trucks (1997, 3.9) - 4/10

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