Welcome to the ICM Forum.
Check out our Magazine

If you notice any issues please post in the Q&A thread. Email issue should be fixed. If you encounter this issue, contact PeacefulAnarchy
Podcast: Talking Images (Episode 50 released May 1st: Being There feat. Autism Through Cinema)
iCinema Magazine: WE ARE LIVE! (We just need more content)
ICMForum Film Festival 2022: Mon Nov 14 - Dec 12
Polls: Contemporary Black&White (Results), Favorite Movies (Results), Directors (Closed), 1953 (May 22nd), Germany (May 30th), 1990s (May 31st)
Challenges: Western, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Religion, Cults, Sorcery
About: Welcome All New Members, Terms of Use, Q&A

Official Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge (January 2022)

User avatar
Lonewolf2003
Donator
Posts: 14118
Joined: December 29th, 2012, 7:00 am
Contact:

#441

Post by Lonewolf2003 »

33. Ladyhawke (1985, Richard Donner): 7.8
34. Alita: Battle Angel (2019, Robert Rodriguez): 8.2 - Now this is how to do live-action anime. The plot and characters aren't groundbreaking or anything you haven't seen before, but the immersive world building, the great pacing, the impressive CGI, the astonishing fights and overall enjoyability of it more than make up for this formulaic plot. The movie does stammer a bit near the end. Because he plot already felt overstuffed during the whole movie, because they tried to stuff a whole manga series into one movie (I'm unfamiliar with the source material, but that how it feels), and near the end if feels like the movie is on two-minds, on one side it seems to want to resolve all threads and with so many some of those closures are underserved, on the other hand it clearly plays with being the start of a franchise and leaving the ending open for possible sequels. But overall I loved this hugely entertaining live action anime.

Watching some sci-fi/fantasy franchises and more, SHBC: 9
1. Encanto (2021, Byron Howard & Jared Bush): 6.8 #MagicalRealism
2. Men in Black (1997, Barry Sonnenfeld) rewatch: ? > 8.0 #Hilarious
3. Men in Black II (2002, Barry Sonnenfeld): 6.5
4. Eragon (2006, Stefen Fangmeier): 4.5 #LookADragon! -
5. R.I.P.D. (2013, Robert Schwentke): 6.5 #OutsidetheBubble
6. Men in Black III (2012, Barry Sonnenfeld): 6.8 #TimeAfterTime
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, Dave Green): 6.0
8. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959, Henry Levin): 6.0 #20000Leagues
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003, Gore Verbinski): 8.0 > 7.8
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006, Gore Verbinski): rewatch: 8.0 > 7.5
11. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007, Gore Verbinski) rewatch: 8.0 > 6.8
12. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011, Rob Marshall) rewatch: 5.0 > 5.5
13. Deep Impact (1998, Mimi Leder): 6.2
14. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge] (2017, Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg): 5.0
15. Armageddon (1998, Michael Bay) rewatch: ? > 6.8
16. Bai fa mo nu zhuan [The Bride with White Hair] (1993, Ronny Yu): 8.2 #Asia
17. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965, Gordon Flemyng): 3.0
18. Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966, Gordon Flemyng): 4.2
19. Transformers (2007, Michael Bay) rewatch: 7.5 > 6.5
20. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009, Michael Bay) rewatch: 6.5 > 3.5
21. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011, Michael Bay) rewatch: 3.5 > 5.2
22. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014. Michael Bay): 4.0
23. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017, Michael Bay): 4.5
24. Âya to majo [Earwig and the Witch] (2020, Goro Miyazaki) #Animation: 1.5
25. I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 [Rome, 2072 A.D./New Gladiators/Fighting Centurions] (1984, Lucio Fulci) #Europe: 3.5
26. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017, Jon Watts) rewatch: 7.5 > 8.0
27. Independence Day (1996, Roland Emmerich) rewatch: ? > 5.0
28. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016, Roland Emmerich): 5.0
29. The Day After Tomorrow (2004, Roland Emmerich): 5.5
30. 2012 (2009, Roland Emmerich): 6.0
31. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure [The Ewok Adventure] (1984, John Korty) rewatch ? > 4.5
32. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985, Ken & Jim Wheat) rewatch ? > 6.5
User avatar
klaus78
Donator
Posts: 1762
Joined: March 27th, 2013, 6:00 am
Contact:

#442

Post by klaus78 »

Spoiler
1. Memoria (2021) 7/10
2. Star Wars: Visions (2021) 6/10
3. Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) 6/10
4. Ich bin dein Mensch (2021) 5/10
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) [rewatch] 10/10
6. Malina (1991) 7/10
7. Kdo chce zabít Jessii? (1966) 6/10
8. O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji (1985) 7/10
User avatar
gunnar
Posts: 720
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 3:38 am
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#443

Post by gunnar »

Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 26th, 2022, 5:02 pm 34. Alita: Battle Angel (2019, Robert Rodriguez): 8.2 - Now this is how to do live-action anime. The plot and characters aren't groundbreaking or anything you haven't seen before, but the immersive world building, the great pacing, the impressive CGI, the astonishing fights and overall enjoyability of it more than make up for this formulaic plot. The movie does stammer a bit near the end. Because he plot already felt overstuffed during the whole movie, because they tried to stuff a whole manga series into one movie (I'm unfamiliar with the source material, but that how it feels), and near the end if feels like the movie is on two-minds, on one side it seems to want to resolve all threads and with so many some of those closures are underserved, on the other hand it clearly plays with being the start of a franchise and leaving the ending open for possible sequels. But overall I loved this hugely entertaining live action anime.

I loved the movie as well. It was well done and very entertaining. It's too bad that we aren't likely to get the second movie in the series. I've been a fan of Battle Angel Alita since Viz started publishing it here in the U.S. in 1992. The original series is 9 volumes (later collected in omnibus) and is well worth checking out. There have been a couple of sequels with Last Order covering 19 volumes and Mars Chronicle still ongoing with 8 volumes so far.
User avatar
VincentPrice
Posts: 4862
Joined: May 9th, 2011, 6:00 am
Location: Maine
Contact:

#444

Post by VincentPrice »

flavo5000 wrote: January 25th, 2022, 4:32 pm
VincentPrice wrote: January 25th, 2022, 3:37 pm 36. Rapture-2014: 1/10
Holy Cow... I've never seen you give something a 1/10!
It takes a LOT for me to just completely hate a movie.

This one somehow managed to do just that, it's bad and hey, free on Tubi!
User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 5920
Joined: July 10th, 2014, 6:00 am
Location: Arkansas, USA
Contact:

#445

Post by flavo5000 »

Image
156. A Talking Cat!?! (David DeCoteau, 2013) with Rifftrax
This one is prime Rifftrax fodder with David DeCoteau's usual trademarks (that one house he films all his movies in, shirtless guys at random). Eric Roberts as the titular talking cat is hilariously awful, sounding like he recorded all his lines drunk in a bathroom.

ImageImage
157. Scanner Cop (Pierre David, 1994)
158. Scanner Cop II (Steve Barnett, 1995)

These are not amazing films, but they give you pretty much exactly what you want in Scanners sequels that star a cop: lots of delightful goopy practical effects and lots of intense staring.

Image
159. Blood of Ghastly Horror (Al Adamson, 1967)
Sigh... poor John Carradine...

Image
160. Highlander II: The Quickening (Russell Mulcahy, 1991)
I am not trolling when I say this is easily the most entertained I've been by something in the Highlander universe. Director Mulcahy channels everything he knows from his extensive music video career (a breakneck pacing, crazy lighting, hammy over the top performances) into a wildly tonally inappropriate Highlander movie, complete with a delirious scenery-chewing Michael Ironside in tow. I can see why hardcore fans of the original hate this movie but I mean, c'mon... It's so much fun!

Image
161. The Crater Lake Monster (William R. Stromberg, 1977)
This one plays out like a brain-damaged ode to Willis O' Brien and Ray Harryhausen. Far too little of the stop motion dinosaur, far too much dumb, bad acting and dialogue.

Image
162. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (George Miller, 1990) #LookADragon
I wasn't expecting much from this and while it's not amazing, it's tonally on point with the first film, giving more of the same basically. It does actually have a few interesting ideas but ultimately is fairly inconsequential unless you're a big fan of the first one.

Image
163. Palm Springs (Max Barbakow, 2020)
I actually liked this one quite a lot. Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg both put in career best performances with a lot more depth of emotion that you would expect from what's marketed as a kind of retread of Groundhog Day. J.K. Simmons isn't given much screen time but still makes the most of it.

Image
164. Cinderella 2000 (Al Adamson, 1977)
Yay... More Al Adamson... This time he gives us a super raunchy sci-fi sex comedy that is somehow not sexy or funny. Good job, Al.
Spoiler
1. Zack Snyder's Justice League (Zack Snyder, 2021)
2. La flûte à six schtroumpfs a.k.a. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (Peyo, 1976) #Animation
3. Free Guy (Shawn Levy, 2021) #Hilarious
4. Mizu no tabibito: Samurai kizzu a.k.a. Samurai Kids (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1993) #Asia
5. La beauté du diable a.k.a. The Beauty and the Devil (Rene Clair, 1950) #DoublingUp
6. Alraune a.k.a. A Daughter of Destiny (Henrik Galeen, 1928) #SpeculativeSilence
7-9. The Martian Chronicles (Michael Anderson, 1980) #SoundofThunder
10. Na komete a.k.a. On The Comet (Karel Zeman, 1970)
11. Encanto (Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, 2021)
12. Sputnik (Egor Abramenko, 2020) #Russia
13. Flubber (Les Mayfield, 1997)
14. TC 2000 (T.J. Scott, 1993)
15. At First Light (Jason Stone, 2018) #NorthAmerica
16. Sen Aydinlatirsin Geceyi a.k.a. Thou Gild'st the Even (Onur Ünlü, 2013) #MagicalRealism
17. The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene, 1990) #Europe
18. Ghosts Can't Do It (John Derek, 1989)
19. Puteri gunung ledang a.k.a. A Legendary Love (Teong Hin Saw, 2004)
20. The Bermuda Triangle (René Cardona Jr., 1979)
21. Synchronicity (Jacob Gentry, 2015) #LivingIn5D
22. The Invisible Boy (Herman Hoffman, 1957) #ICantDoThatDave
23. Strange Invaders (Michael Laughlin, 1983) #DeadSpace
24. Xian nu xia fan a.k.a. The Human Goddess (Meng Hua Ho, 1972)
25-27. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier E1-6 (2021)
28. Xi you: Xiang mo pian a.k.a. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok, 2013)
29. Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo, 2016)
30. Somewhere in Time (Jeannot Szwarc, 1980) #IAmLegend
31. Real Playing Game (Tino Navarro, David Rebordão, 2013)
32. The Land Unknown (Virgil W. Vogel, 1957)
33. Innerspace (Joe Dante, 1987)
34-35. Uchû no senshi a.k.a. Starship Troopers (Tetsurô Amino, 1988) #StrangeLand
36. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (Lamont Johnson, 1983)
37-38. Going Postal E1-2 (Jon Jones, 2010) #Nebula
39. Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Robin Hays, 2018)
40. Noroît (Jacques Rivette 1976)
41. PK (Rajkumar Hirani, 2014)
42. Divergent (Neil Burger, 2014)
43. Reka caruje a.k.a. Magical River (Václav Krska, 1946)
44. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Robert Parrish, 1969) #RIsForRocket
45. Invisible Sue (Markus Dietrich, 2018)
46. Le meraviglie di Aladino a.k.a. The Wonders of Aladdin (Mario Bava, Henry Levin, 1961)
47. The Giver (Phillip Noyce, 2014) #Africa
48. Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebesman, 2012)
49a. ABC Weekend Specials: The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ron Underwood, 1986)
49b. ABC Weekend Specials: Runaway Ralph (Ron Underwood, 1988)
50. Zapped! (Robert J. Rosenthal, 1982)
51. Equalizer 2000 (Cirio H. Santiago, 1987) #PostNuke
52. Tempest (Paul Mazursky, 1982)
53. Cosmic Fantasy: Ginga Me Hyou no Wana (Kazuhiro Ochi, 1994)
54. The Caller (Arthur Allan Seidelman, 1987)
55. Death Race 2050 (G.J. Echternkamp, 2017)
56. The Mists of Avalon (Uli Edel, 2001)
57. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mac and Me (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
58. Rememory (Mark Palansky, 2017)
59. Star Slammer (Fred Olen Ray, 1988)
60. No Men Beyond This Point (Mark Sawers, 2015)
61. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Georg Tressler, 1989) #WitchyPoo
62. 4D Man (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., 1959)
63. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day Time Ended (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
64. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021)
65. Obyknovennoe chudo a.k.a. Ordinary Miracle (Mark Zakharov, 1979)
66. Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (Harry Bromley Davenport, 1995)
67. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ator, the Fighting Eagle (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
68. A Touch of Genie (Joseph W. Sarno, 1974)
69. The Mislayed Genie (Eric Jeffrey Haims, 1973)
70-72. Tin Man (Nick Willing, 2007)
73. Virus (John Bruno, 1999) #OutsideTheBubble
74. Bible! (Wakefield Poole, 1974)
75. Jonathan (Bill Oliver, 2018)
76. The Second Civil War (Joe Dante, 1997)
77a. Black Mirror: Striking Vipers (Owen Harris, 2019)
77b. Black Mirror: Smithereens (James Hawes, 2019)
78. Das indische Grabmal erster Teil - Die Sendung des Yoghi a.k.a. Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth (1921)
79. Das indische Grabmal zweiter Teil - Der Tiger von Eschnapur a.k.a. Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law (1921)
80. Koiya koi nasuna koi a.k.a. The Mad Fox (Tomu Uchida, 1962)
81. Shen jian dong shan he a.k.a. Thrilling Bloody Sword (Hsin Yi Chang, 1981) #LookAWizard
82. Madeleine, anatomia di un incubo a.k.a. Madeleine: Anatomy of a Nightmare (Roberto Mauri, 1974)
83. Transcendence (Wally Pfister, 2014)
84. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Eric Brevig, 2008) #20000Leagues
85, 2012 (Roland Emmerich, 2009)
86. Isaac Asimov's Robots (Doug Smith, Kim Takal, 1988) #Foundation
87. Eternals (Chloé Zhao, 2021)
88. Malina (Werner Schroeter, 1991)
89. Futari a.k.a. Chizuko's Younger Sister (Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, 1991)
90. Le avventure di Pinocchio a.k.a. Adventures of Pinocchio (Luigi Comencini, 1972)
91. The Point (Fred Wolf, 1971)
92. Skyline (Colin Strause, Greg Strause, 2010)
93. Beyond Skyline (Liam O'Donnell, 2017)
94. Visit to a Small Planet (Norman Taurog, 1960)
95. I predatori di Atlantide a.k.a. Raiders of Atlantis (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
96. Uchû sai sensô a.k.a. Battle in Outer Space (Ishirô Honda, 1959)
97. Dune: Part One (Denis Villeneuve, 2021) #Hugo
98. The Meteor Man (Robert Townsend, 1993)
99. Pleasure Maze (Duck Dumont, 1986)
100. Fantasyworld (Bob Chinn, Jeffrey Fairbanks, 1979)
101. China Lust (Summer Brown, 1976)
102. Alien Nation (Graham Baker, 1988)
103. The Philadelphia Experiment (Paul Ziller, 2012) #TimeAfterTime
104. They Came from Beyond Space (Freddie Francis, 1967)
105. City of Angels (Brad Siberling, 1998)
106. Krakatit (Otakar Vávra, 1948)
107. Iron Warrior (Al Bradley, 1987)
108-114. Suzumiya Haruhi no yûutsu a.k.a. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Tatsuya Ishihara, 2006) E1-28
115. Robot & Frank (Jake Schreier, 2012)
116. La freccia d'oro a.k.a. The Golden Arrow (Antonio Margheriti, 1962)
117. Nightmare Weekend (Henri Sala, 1986)
118. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Andy Serkis, 2021)
119-120. Moondial (Colin Cant, 1988)
121. The Specials (Craig Mazin, 2000)
122. Saint Bernard (Gabriel Bartalos, 2013)
123. The Man from Earth: Holocene (Richard Schenkman, 2017)
124-126. Masters of Science Fiction E1-6 (2007)
127. Brain of Blood (Al Adamson, 1971)
128. Nazareno Cruz y el lobo (Leonardo Favio, 1975) #SouthAmerica
129. Gagamboy (Erik Matti, 2004)
130a. ABC Weekend Specials: Ralph S. Mouse (Thomas G. Smith, 1991)
130b. La Frecuencia Kirlian a.k.a. The Kirlian Conspiracy E1-6 (Cristian Ponce, 2017)
131. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Terry Gilliam, 2018)
132. Heavenly Desire (Jourdan Alexander, 1979)
133. Mary! Mary! (Bernard Morris, 1977)
134. Hereafter (Clint Eastwood, 2010)
135. The Scorpion King (Chuck Russell, 2002)
136. Freaky Friday (Mark Waters, 2003)
137. Project A-Ko Versus Battle 1: Red Side (Katsuhiko Nishijima, 1990)
138. Project A-Ko Versus Battle 2: Blue Side (Katsuhiko Nishijima, 1990)
139. The Matrix Resurrections (Lana Wachowski, 2021)
140-142. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S4E2-13 (2019) #LookAUnicorn
143. Rak ti Khon Kaen a.k.a. Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015)
144. Topper Returns (Roy Del Ruth, 1941)
145. The Rover (David Michôd, 2015) #Australia
146. Pathala Bhairavi (Kadiri Venkata Reddy, 1951)
147. Ninja Strike Force (Godfrey Ho, Joseph Lai, 1988)
148. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Jason Reitman, 2021)
149. Ciao maschio a.k.a. Bye Bye Monkey (Marco Ferreri, 1978)
150. V (Kenneth Johnson, 1983)
151. La decima vittima a.k.a. The 10th Victim (Elio Petri, 1965)
152. Lokis. Rekopis profesora Wittembacha (Janusz Majewski, 1970)
153. Realive (Mateo Gil, 2017)
154. Elektra (Rob Bowman, 2006)
155. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall, 2011)
156. A Talking Cat!?! (David DeCoteau, 2013) with Rifftrax
157. Scanner Cop (Pierre David, 1994)
158. Scanner Cop II (Steve Barnett, 1995)
159. Blood of Ghastly Horror (Al Adamson, 1967)
160. Highlander II: The Quickening (Russell Mulcahy, 1991)
161. The Crater Lake Monster (William R. Stromberg, 1977)
162. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (George Miller, 1990) #LookADragon
163. Palm Springs (Max Barbakow, 2020)
164. Cinderella 2000 (Al Adamson, 1977)
User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 5920
Joined: July 10th, 2014, 6:00 am
Location: Arkansas, USA
Contact:

#446

Post by flavo5000 »

And with that, I just finished 3rd in completing the bonus challenge! Who will be next!?!? peeptoad is the clear favorite, bit jdidaco could come from behind with a sneak attack!
User avatar
gunnar
Posts: 720
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 3:38 am
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#447

Post by gunnar »

flavo5000 wrote: January 26th, 2022, 9:46 pm 160. Highlander II: The Quickening (Russell Mulcahy, 1991)
I am not trolling when I say this is easily the most entertained I've been by something in the Highlander universe. Director Mulcahy channels everything he knows from his extensive music video career (a breakneck pacing, crazy lighting, hammy over the top performances) into a wildly tonally inappropriate Highlander movie, complete with a delirious scenery-chewing Michael Ironside in tow. I can see why hardcore fans of the original hate this movie but I mean, c'mon... It's so much fun!
Congrats on finishing the Bonus Challenge.

Which version of Highander II did you see? I first saw the original Highlander movie on a movie channel in my hotel room in Edinburgh in 1989. I quickly fell in love with the movie and watched it several times. I got a free pass to go see Highlander II and was really looking forward to it only to come as close as I've ever come to walking out of a movie. I stuck through it and there were parts of the film that I liked and lots of ridiculous stuff. However, I watched the Renegade Version a number of years later where they re-edited the movie and eliminated the stuff about aliens and I ended up enjoying the new version of the movie quite a bit. I've read that Russell Mulcahy walked out of the world premiere after about 15 minutes. I think the mess in the original release was due to interference from the studio or at least the people who provided the money.
User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 5920
Joined: July 10th, 2014, 6:00 am
Location: Arkansas, USA
Contact:

#448

Post by flavo5000 »

gunnar wrote: January 26th, 2022, 10:15 pm
flavo5000 wrote: January 26th, 2022, 9:46 pm 160. Highlander II: The Quickening (Russell Mulcahy, 1991)
I am not trolling when I say this is easily the most entertained I've been by something in the Highlander universe. Director Mulcahy channels everything he knows from his extensive music video career (a breakneck pacing, crazy lighting, hammy over the top performances) into a wildly tonally inappropriate Highlander movie, complete with a delirious scenery-chewing Michael Ironside in tow. I can see why hardcore fans of the original hate this movie but I mean, c'mon... It's so much fun!
Congrats on finishing the Bonus Challenge.

Which version of Highander II did you see? I first saw the original Highlander movie on a movie channel in my hotel room in Edinburgh in 1989. I quickly fell in love with the movie and watched it several times. I got a free pass to go see Highlander II and was really looking forward to it only to come as close as I've ever come to walking out of a movie. I stuck through it and there were parts of the film that I liked and lots of ridiculous stuff. However, I watched the Renegade Version a number of years later where they re-edited the movie and eliminated the stuff about aliens and I ended up enjoying the new version of the movie quite a bit. I've read that Russell Mulcahy walked out of the world premiere after about 15 minutes. I think the mess in the original release was due to interference from the studio or at least the people who provided the money.
I watched the Renegade edition. I mean, if you pretend it isn't a Highlander movie and it's something else entirely, it's some good early '90s action sci-fi cheese.
User avatar
OldAle1
Donator
Posts: 7269
Joined: February 9th, 2017, 7:00 am
Location: Dairyland, USA
Contact:

#449

Post by OldAle1 »

Science is Fiction and Fantasy is Real

1. Left Behind (Vic Sarin, 2000)
2. Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (Bill Corcoran, 2002)
3. Left Behind III: World at War (Craig R. Baxley, 2005)
4. Project Moon Base (Richard Talmadge, 1953)
5. The Underwater City (Frank McDonald, 1962)
6. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (James Hill, 1969)
7. Target Earth (Sherman A. Rose, 1954)
8. Hangar 18 (James L. Conway, 1980)
9. Nineteen Eighty-Four (BBC Sunday-Night Theatre) (Rudolph Cartier, 1954)
10. Universal Soldier (Roland Emmerich, 1992) (re-watch)
11. Universal Soldier: The Return (Mic Rodgers, 1999)
12. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (John Hyams, 2009)
13. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams, 2012)
14. Quest for Love (Ralph Thomas, 1971)

Alternate-timestream story in which successful scientist Tom Bell finds himself waking up in a different version of 1971 after an accident, one in which he's not a scientist but a successful playwright, and not a bachelor but married to the Joan Collins - who his alternate self has been serially unfaithful to, but who he finds himself (of course) falling in love with immediately. How to get back to his own world? Does he want to get back to his own world? This becomes a larger issue when he finds out that his wife has a congenital heart defect, and... I won't spoil it for you, as it does have a somewhat well done third act. I'd been looking forward to this for a while - time travel or alternate worlds + romance is something I'm a sucker for, but despite a solid performance by Collins and reasonably competent direction from Thomas, it just doesn't quite gel into anything all that interesting or moving. It's based on a story by John Wyndham - also responsible for the stories on which Village and Children of the Damned and The Day of the Triffids are based, and I have the feeling this one reads better than it views.

15. Masters of the Universe (Gary Goddar, 1987) (re-watch)

Image

2nd viewing - first seen on VHS when it was new. I guess I just didn't get enough of the Big Swede, Dolph Lundgren, from those Universal Soldier pics, so I had to go back to this. Also it's been lodged in my mind lately because I've been following the comics field a bit and He-Man (and many other 80s toy franchises) is kind of a big deal now. Anyway I remembered very little of this - basically some bits of the last couple of battles - and kind of expected it to be just tolerable schlock but...

I FUCKING LOVED IT.

This is everything I like about 80s genre filmmaking - cheesy costumes, neon lighting (credit to DP Hanania Baer, who also shot the all-time classics Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, American Ninja and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, a dumbass yet strangely convoluted plot, a bad guy (Frank Langella) who wallows in scenery-chewing, a big brassy Star Wars-influenced score (by Bill Conti) and very cool campy production design very much out of the Flash Gordon school. He-Man (how the fuck do you get named He-Man anyway) as played by Lundgren is pretty devoid of personality but his sidekicks (Billy Barty, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field) all have a bit more charisma, and the story with the humans that are impacted by the group's search for a magic gizmo so they can go back to Castle Grayskull and defeat Skeletor (Langella) is actually not all that idiotic and progresses in a strangely realistic way. Courteney Cox in just her second film role is fairly disposable as is the guy playing her boyfriend who I'm not even going to look up but the plotting is better than usual for such things, and the gruff and manic cop they end up involving in the story is played by the awesome James Tolkan of Back to the Future fame.

No, it's not a masterpiece - as much fun as I had, I can't say Conti's music is as good as the better work from Williams or Goldsmith or Silvestri from this period; Lundgren's dullness is a bit of a drag, and there's really no set-up for it, we don't know anything about why Skeletor is fighting He-Man or anything like that; I guess this is a not-uncommon problem for movies based on action figures, but you know...this IS a movie and NOT a bunch of action figures, and they could have tried a little harder in that department for those (perhaps few) who weren't going to see the movie based on how much they liked posing their 3 1/2" plastic figures. But for the nostalgia kick and for the reminder of just the unpretentious fun that I think is something lost in a lot of the much bigger-budgeted genre films today, it totally delivered.

16. Captain Sindbad (Byron Haskin, 1963)

Filmed in Bavaria Studios in Munich with a mostly German cast and crew, this English-language co-production has something of the feel of later European international productions in the fantasy/SF realm, like some of Mario Bava's early stuff - similar quite luscious over-the-top color for one thing, in fact I wondered if Bava might have been the DP at first. American actor Guy Williams is a rather flavorless Sindbad, German Heidi Brühl is his love interest Princess Jana and is also fairly dull, but boring protagonists are nothing new in this kind of film, usually you look to the villains and supporting characters, and there things are a bit better, with Burmese-British actor Abraham Sofaer having fun as he flaky, possibly crazy wizard who 's trying to help, and the great, great Mexican Pedro Armendáriz chewing every bit of scenery in sight as the villain, El Kerim, who has taken over the country and imprisoned the Princess' father, planning to marry her and kill Sindbad, the same old story, yadda yadda. The action's not bad, the color as I said is fairly wild, and some of the effects and sets are pretty cool, if not close to the best that was being done at this time by Ray Harryhausen and others. All in all worth it for those who love these second-tier Arabian Nights-type things, but just barely.
User avatar
gunnar
Posts: 720
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 3:38 am
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#450

Post by gunnar »

184-185 - Grand Star (2007) Episodes 101-107 (166 minutes with 6 to carry forward) - The Earth entered a new ice age late in the 21st Century. Hundreds of years later there are small settlements here and there which are connected by rail lines. The sun is thought to be dead and is never seen. I gave this show 7 episodes to see if it got better, but it was really bad so I gave up on it.

186-191 - Salvage 1 (1979) Episodes 101-110 (482 minutes with 2 to carry forward) - Andy Griffith stars as a the owner of a large junkyard who hears about the high value of the lunar lander and other items left behind in space. He decides to build a homemade spaceship to take a trip to the moon to get the valuable salvage. I watched this show occasionally when it first aired, but this is the first time I've watched it through from the beginning. Isaac Asimov was a scientific advisor on the series. It's a fun show and it's too bad that it got cancelled so early in the second season.


Count = 191 Bonus = Complete
Spoiler
1 - Palm Springs (2020) - 8/10 - #TimeAfterTime
2 - The Matrix Resurrections (2021) - 7/10
3,4 - Ghosts (2020) Episodes 103-110 (168 minutes with 8 to carry forward) - #Hilarious
5-8 - Doctor Who Season 13 Episodes 1-6 (2021) (328 minutes with 8 to carry forward) - #Europe
9-13 - La Brea Episodes 102-110 (390 minutes plus 10 minutes carried over from before, 6 remaining) but it is watchable. I'll probably stick around for the second season.
14a - Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (58 minutes)
14b - Space Cases Episode 101 (24 minutes)
15a - Star Trek Prodigy Episodes 101-103 (70 minutes) - #Animation
15b - Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rising Episodes 101-102 (11 minutes)
16 - The Andromeda Strain (1971) - 7/10
17 - When Worlds Collide (1951) - 7/10 - #RforRocket
18 - Visit to a Small Planet (1960) - 4/10
19-25 - Foundation Episodes 101-110 (562 minutes) - #Foundation
26 - Portrait of Jennie (1948) - 8/10
27 - Altered States (1980) - 5/10 - #DeadSpace
28 - Finch (2021) - 6.5/10 - #PostNuke
29 - Bell Book and Candle (1958) - 7/10
30 - Babes in Toyland (1961) - 7/10
31 - Outland (1981) - 6/10
32-34 - Space Cases Episodes 102-113 (1996) - (284 minutes with 44 minutes carried forward) - #Canada
35,36 - Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left Episodes 101-106 (1993) - (151 minutes plus 9 minutes carried over from before, 41 remaining) - #Australia -
37 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) - 7.5/10 - #20000Leagues
38 - Real Steel (2011) - 6/10 - #IAmLegend
39 - Free Guy (2021) - 7.5/10
40 - Legend (1985) - 6/10 - #LookAUnicorn!
41 - The Door Into Summer (2021) - 7.5/10 - #StrangeLand
42 - It Came from Outer Space (1953) - 7.5/10
43 - Electric Dragon 80000 V (2001) - 3/10 - #DoubleUp
44 - Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (1973) - 7/10 - #Russia
45 - Sleepy Hollow (1999) - 7.5/10 - #WitchyPoo
46 - The Crazy Ray/Paris qui dort (1924) - 6/10 - #SpeculativeSilence
47 - Encanto (2021) - 8/10 - #MagicalRealism
48,49 - The Wheel of Time Episodes 101-103 (169 minutes with 9 to carry forward) - #Hugo
50 - The Ray Bradbury Theater Episodes 101-103 (84 minutes with 4 to carry forward) - #SoundOfThunder
51 - Charlie Jade Episodes 101-102 (90 minutes with 10 to carry forward) - #Africa
52,53 - Julie e os Fantasmas Episodes 101-104 (96 minutes plus 64 minutes carried over from before, 0 remaining) - #SouthAmerica
54 - Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) - 7.5/10 - #LookADragon!
55 - The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021) - 8.5/10 - #ICantDoThatDave
56 - Space Sweepers (2021) - 7.5/10 - #Asia
57,58 - Going Postal (2010) Episodes 1-2 (184 minutes with 24 to carry forward) - #Nebula
59,60 - The OA (2016) Episodes 101-103 (181 minutes with 21 to carry forward) - #LivingIn5D
61 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 8/10 - (rewatch) #LookAWizard!
62 - Dark Matter (2015) Episodes 101-102 (86 minutes with 6 to carry forward) - #OutsidetheBubble
63 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - 6.5/10
64 - The Wiz (1978) - 5/10
65-71 - Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1993) Episodes 107-126 (550 minutes plus 10 minutes carried over from before, 41 remaining)
72-79 - Star Trek Discovery Season 3 (2020) - (668 minutes with 28 to carry forward)
80 - Scrooge (1970) - 7.5/10
81 - The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) - 7/10
82 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) - 7.5/10
83 - Finian's Rainbow (1968) - 7/10
84 - On the Beach (1959) - 6/10
85 - Shanks (1974) - 5/10
86 - Hereafter (2010) - 8/10
87-92 - Charlie Jade (2005) Episodes 103-112 - (455 minutes plus 25 minutes carried over from before, 44 remaining)
93 - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) - 6.5/10
94 - Wonder Man (1945) - 7/10
95 - Mama Turns 100 (1979) - 6/10
96 - The Cell (2000) - 7/10
97 - Just Imagine (1930) - 3/10
98 - The Story of Three Loves (1953) - 7/10
99-104 - The Chronicle (2001) Episodes 101-111 (475 minutes plus 5 minutes carried over from before, 39 remaining)
105 - The Preacher's Wife (1996) - 7/10
106 - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) - 6.5/10
107-112 - The Chronicle (2001) Episodes 112-122 (474 minutes plus 6 minutes carried over from before, 33 remaining)
113 - Isaac Asimov's Robots (1988) - 6/10
114 - The Wolfman (2010) - 6/10
115 - What Dreams May Come (1998) - 5/10
116 - Chances Are (1989) - 7/10
117-120 - The Expanse Season 6 (2021) including x-ray shorts (318 minutes plus 2 minutes carried over from before, 31 remaining)
121 - The Tempest (2010) - 5/10
122 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) - 5/10
123-126 - Dead Gorgeous (2010) Episodes 101-113 (328 minutes with 8 to carry forward)
127 - The Wheel of Time Episode 104 (62 minutes plus 18 minutes carried over from before, 21 remaining)
128-133 - Star Cops (1987) Episodes 101-109 (461 minutes plus 19 minutes carried over from before, 2 remaining)
134 - Star Trek The Animated Series (1973) Episodes 101-104 (97 minutes with 17 to carry forward)
135-139 - Star Trek The Animated Series (1973) Episodes 105-206 (431 minutes with 31 to carry forward)
140-143 - The Tripods Series 1 (1984) (321 minutes)
144-149 - The Survivors (1975) Episodes 101-109 (447 minutes plus 33 minutes carried over from before, 18 remaining)
150 - The Tomorrow War (2021) - 7/10
151 - Rentaghost Series 1 (1976) (123 minutes with 43 to carry forward)
152-154 - The Tick (2001) (201 minutes plus 39 minutes carried over from before, 22 remaining)
155-158 - Cybergirl (2001) Episodes 101-113 (320 minutes)
159-162 - Cybergirl (2001) Episodes 114-126 (321 minutes)
163-164 - The Survivors (1975) Episodes 110-113 (198 minutes with 38 to carry forward)
165 - Ghosts (2021) Episodes 111-113 (63 minutes plus 17 minutes carried over from before, 43 remaining)
166-168 - Riget I (1994) - (272 minutes with 33 to carry forward)
169-176 - Stormworld (2009) - (632 minutes plus 8 minutes carried over from before, 68 remaining)
177-181 - Ark II (1976) - (341 minutes plus 59 minutes carried over from before, 9 remaining)
182-183 - Quark (1977) - (207 minutes with 47 to carry forward)
User avatar
peeptoad
Posts: 3850
Joined: February 4th, 2017, 7:00 am
Contact:

#451

Post by peeptoad »

32. Algol - Tragödie der Macht (1920) 7 #SpeculativeScience

bonus(!!!) 30
fantastical flicks
1. Tanin no kao (1966) The Face of Another 8+ #Asia
2. Simón del desierto (1965) Simon of the Desert 8 #NorthAmerica
3. Macunaíma (1969) 7+ #SouthAmerica
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) 8 (rewatch) #Hugo
5. Rise of the Guardians (2012) 6 #LookAUnicorn!
6. Puss in Boots (2011) 6 #Animation
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 7+ (rewatch) #LookADragon!
8. Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974) Celine and Julie Go Boating 6 #Livingin5D
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) 7(rewatch) #LookAWizard!
10. Don't Look Up (2021) 7 #Hilarious
11. Solomon Kane (2009) 6 #WitchyPoo
12. The Fourth Kind (2009) 3 #DeadSpace
13. Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) 5 #OutsidetheBubble
14. The Lathe of Heaven (1980) 8 #Nebula
15. Stalker (1979) 8 #Russia
16. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 7 (rewatch)
17. Conquest (1983) 6 #DoubleUp
18. Destination Moon (1950) 6 #RforRocket
19. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 6 #MagicalRealism
20. Askeladden - I Dovregubbens hall (2017) The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King 6 #Europe
21. Nightfall (2000) 3 #Foundation
22. The Brain Eaters (1958) 4 #StrangeLand
23. The Tomorrow War (2021) 4 #TimeAfterTime
24. Virtuosity (1995) 5 #IcantDoThatDave
25. The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988) 6+ #Australia
26. Stir of Echoes (1999) 7 (rewatch) #IAmLegend
27. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) 7 #20000Leagues
28. After the World Ended (2015) 4 #PostNuke
29. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 7 (rewatch)
30. The Illustrated Man (1969) 7 #SoundOfThunder
31. Gaia (2021) 6 #Africa
User avatar
peeptoad
Posts: 3850
Joined: February 4th, 2017, 7:00 am
Contact:

#452

Post by peeptoad »

OldAle1 wrote: January 27th, 2022, 12:57 am I FUCKING LOVED IT.
It's better than Street Knight? I do not have this one checked (or rated); will have to rectify that at some point. If it had been released about 4-5 years earlier it would have been on my radar for sure though, back in the day. It's also a rather lowly 5.4 on IMDB, which means it's hopefully in your Low IMDB rating list!
User avatar
gunnar
Posts: 720
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 3:38 am
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#453

Post by gunnar »

peeptoad wrote: January 27th, 2022, 10:07 am bonus(!!!) 30
Congrats, peeptoad!
User avatar
OldAle1
Donator
Posts: 7269
Joined: February 9th, 2017, 7:00 am
Location: Dairyland, USA
Contact:

#454

Post by OldAle1 »

peeptoad wrote: January 27th, 2022, 10:13 am
OldAle1 wrote: January 27th, 2022, 12:57 am I FUCKING LOVED IT.
It's better than Street Knight? I do not have this one checked (or rated); will have to rectify that at some point. If it had been released about 4-5 years earlier it would have been on my radar for sure though, back in the day. It's also a rather lowly 5.4 on IMDB, which means it's hopefully in your Low IMDB rating list!
To my mind it is in the same (very rough) category as other fun schlock films like Cherry 2000, Trancers, Galaxy of Terror and Ice Pirates among others - or, on a somewhat higher fame level, the Conan films (including the vastly underrated Red Sonja). So if you like any of those it might be worth it. And yes, I did put it on my low rating list!
User avatar
peeptoad
Posts: 3850
Joined: February 4th, 2017, 7:00 am
Contact:

#455

Post by peeptoad »

gunnar wrote: January 27th, 2022, 1:57 pm
peeptoad wrote: January 27th, 2022, 10:07 am bonus(!!!) 30
Congrats, peeptoad!
thanks gunnar!
User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 5920
Joined: July 10th, 2014, 6:00 am
Location: Arkansas, USA
Contact:

#456

Post by flavo5000 »

peeptoad wrote: January 27th, 2022, 10:07 am 32. Algol - Tragödie der Macht (1920) 7 #SpeculativeScience

bonus(!!!) 30
fantastical flicks
1. Tanin no kao (1966) The Face of Another 8+ #Asia
2. Simón del desierto (1965) Simon of the Desert 8 #NorthAmerica
3. Macunaíma (1969) 7+ #SouthAmerica
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) 8 (rewatch) #Hugo
5. Rise of the Guardians (2012) 6 #LookAUnicorn!
6. Puss in Boots (2011) 6 #Animation
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 7+ (rewatch) #LookADragon!
8. Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974) Celine and Julie Go Boating 6 #Livingin5D
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) 7(rewatch) #LookAWizard!
10. Don't Look Up (2021) 7 #Hilarious
11. Solomon Kane (2009) 6 #WitchyPoo
12. The Fourth Kind (2009) 3 #DeadSpace
13. Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) 5 #OutsidetheBubble
14. The Lathe of Heaven (1980) 8 #Nebula
15. Stalker (1979) 8 #Russia
16. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 7 (rewatch)
17. Conquest (1983) 6 #DoubleUp
18. Destination Moon (1950) 6 #RforRocket
19. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 6 #MagicalRealism
20. Askeladden - I Dovregubbens hall (2017) The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King 6 #Europe
21. Nightfall (2000) 3 #Foundation
22. The Brain Eaters (1958) 4 #StrangeLand
23. The Tomorrow War (2021) 4 #TimeAfterTime
24. Virtuosity (1995) 5 #IcantDoThatDave
25. The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988) 6+ #Australia
26. Stir of Echoes (1999) 7 (rewatch) #IAmLegend
27. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) 7 #20000Leagues
28. After the World Ended (2015) 4 #PostNuke
29. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 7 (rewatch)
30. The Illustrated Man (1969) 7 #SoundOfThunder
31. Gaia (2021) 6 #Africa
And there it is! Peeptoad becomes #4 in the quest to complete the scavenger hunt!!! Great job!!
User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 5920
Joined: July 10th, 2014, 6:00 am
Location: Arkansas, USA
Contact:

#457

Post by flavo5000 »

OP has been been updated again. Check your stats, folks!
vortexsurfer
Posts: 626
Joined: February 4th, 2017, 7:00 am
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#458

Post by vortexsurfer »

24. Upgrade (Leigh Whannell, 2018) - 7/10
25. Knowing (Alex Proyas, 2009) - 6/10
26. Mortal Kombat (Simon McQuoid, 2021) - 6/10
27. Boss Level (Joe Carnahan, 2021) - 7/10
28. IO (Jonathan Helpert, 2019) - 5/10
29. Absolutely Anything (Terry Jones, 2015) - 5/10
30. Planet 51 (Jorge Blanco, 2009) - 7/10

Spoiler
1. Approaching the Unknown (Mark Elijah Rosenberg, 2016) 5/10 #RforRocket
2. The Alligator People (Roy Del Ruth, 1959) - 6/10
3. Life Returns (Eugene Frenke & James P. Hogan, 1935) - 4/10
4. Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies, 1936) - 7/10
5. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971) - 8/10
6. Flowers for Algernon (Jeff Bleckner, 2000) - 6/10 #Hugo
7. Paddington (Paul King, 2014) - 8/10
8. Paddington 2 (Paul King, 2017) - 8/10
9. Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (2022) - 6/10, The Book of Boba Fett: The Tribes of Tatooine (2022) - 8/10
10. Star Trek: Discovery: ...But to Connect (2021) - 7/10, Manifest: Pilot (2018) - 4/10
11. Manifest: Reentry (2018) - 5/10, Manifest: Turbulence (2018) - 5/10
12-13. A Discovery of Witches: Season 3, Episodes 1-4 (2022) - 6/10
14. Peacemaker: Season 1, Episodes 1-2 (2022) - 8/10
15. Stuart Little (Rob Minkoff, 1999) - 5/10
16. Stuart Little 2 (Rob Minkoff, 2002) - 5/10
17. The Matrix (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, 1999) - 9/10
18. The Matrix Reloaded (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, 2003) - 8/10
19. The Matrix Revolutions (Lilly Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, 2003) - 8/10
20. The Animatrix (2003) - 6/10
21. Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001) - 10/10
22. Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas, 2016) - 6/10
23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992) - 8/10
24. Upgrade (Leigh Whannell, 2018) - 7/10
25. Knowing (Alex Proyas, 2009) - 6/10
26. Mortal Kombat (Simon McQuoid, 2021) - 6/10
27. Boss Level (Joe Carnahan, 2021) - 7/10
28. IO (Jonathan Helpert, 2019) - 5/10
29. Absolutely Anything (Terry Jones, 2015) - 5/10
30. Planet 51 (Jorge Blanco, 2009) - 7/10
User avatar
OldAle1
Donator
Posts: 7269
Joined: February 9th, 2017, 7:00 am
Location: Dairyland, USA
Contact:

#459

Post by OldAle1 »

Science is Fiction and Fantasy is Real

1. Left Behind (Vic Sarin, 2000)
2. Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (Bill Corcoran, 2002)
3. Left Behind III: World at War (Craig R. Baxley, 2005)
4. Project Moon Base (Richard Talmadge, 1953)
5. The Underwater City (Frank McDonald, 1962)
6. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (James Hill, 1969)
7. Target Earth (Sherman A. Rose, 1954)
8. Hangar 18 (James L. Conway, 1980)
9. Nineteen Eighty-Four (BBC Sunday-Night Theatre) (Rudolph Cartier, 1954)
10. Universal Soldier (Roland Emmerich, 1992) (re-watch)
11. Universal Soldier: The Return (Mic Rodgers, 1999)
12. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (John Hyams, 2009)
13. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams, 2012)
14. Quest for Love (Ralph Thomas, 1971)
15. Masters of the Universe (Gary Goddar, 1987) (re-watch)
16. Captain Sindbad (Byron Haskin, 1963)
17. Behemoth the Sea Monster (Eugène Lourié, 1959)

Obviously and at heart this is essentially a British remake of Gojira, without most of the emotional content and the real horrors of the atomic bombings that suffuse that film, and with overall somewhat less impressive effects, and not much in the way of interesting characters. So...that makes it sound like total shit I suppose but it's actually not that bad, with the scientists who find that radioactivity has affected the waters and fish in a remote area of Cornwall, and eventually discovering the presence of an enormous dinosaur re-energized or brought back to life or something (that part wasn't too well described), which of course is going to make it's way to London-town for some wholesale miniature destruction. The scientists figure out a way to kill it using the mysterious "radium", that panacea of much early science fiction, and that's that. An OK, obscure offshoot in the history of the kaiju film, basically, but that's it.

18. Escapement / The Electronic Monster (Montgomery Tully/David Paltenghi, 1958)

Another low budget (probably much lower budget than a monster film) British entry with a somewhat more original premise - bad doctors and capitalists are behind a bunch of recent unexplainable deaths, and it turns out that they are using an experimental dream therapy, and they record acting melodramas and play them to their patients and sometimes it causes crazy shit. This is alas not even as good as that might sound - and it's no longer a particularly original concept - mostly do to low production values and very dull acting on the part of lead American import Rod Cameron as an insurance investigator trying to get to the bottom of a movie star's unexpected death. Neither the British or American title make much sense - no monsters at all here apart from the human kind, and what does "escapement" even mean?

19. Kamikaze 1989 (Wolf Gremm, 1982) WEST GERMANY

Rainer Werner Fassbinder stars in his last - and one of very few - starring roles in a police procedural near-future sci-fi film, in a Germany that has banished all it's ills - apparently - but at the cost of an authoritarian and invasive government, which controls the press and forces pretended happiness on the public in several ways - alcohol is forbidden (unless you know how to get it) and there is no suicide (it's been renamed). A giant corporation runs everything, but as the film opens it's the victim of a bomb threat, and Lt. Jansen (Fassbinder) and his assistant Anton (Fassbinder regular Günther Kaufmann) have to get to the bottom of it and find out who's behind it - and whether it's a credible threat at all. This is a strange, somewhat muddled yet oddly compelling piece of work, with Fassbinder dominating the screen even as he seems to be physically falling apart - overweight, sweaty, he sometimes lunges around like he's drunk or stoned, and it's not always clear whether that's a deliberate part of the performance. As in the Sindbad film, the low-rent visuals are also something of a draw, particularly some strange costume choices, like Fassbinder's leopard-print suit or pajamas that he wears most of the time. I'm not sure in the end what this adds up to, and the ending of the film itself is rather oblique and open, so maybe that's appropriate. It would certainly be interesting to contrast with another near-future, dystopian cop movie from the same year on a MUCH higher budget from one Ridley Scott, and if I ever re-watch this I'll probably do it as a double feature with that film.

20. Vidocq (Pitof, 2001)

Image

Early 19th-century detective story, action pic and wild fantasy/sf ride - steampunk I suppose, though I always liked Sam Moskowitz's "Science Fiction by Gaslight" term - that it happens was the very first large-budget entirely digitally-shot film to be released. That creaky early tech certainly shows and there are some non-effects sequences in particular - I remember a scene of a guy just opening and walking through a door in particular - that look pretty awful; however, Pitof and his crew for the most part wisely take the approach that should be taken more often with new technology of this type: they try to create something new in color, texture and overall visuals rather than just trying to mimic 35mm, which digital clearly was woefully unprepared to do well 20 years ago. This has a look very different from most films of it's time and most films period, a particular blending of live-action and digital backgrounds, animation and effects that suits it's fantastic story and it's mostly action-packed narrative. Gerard Depardieu is the titular character - based on a real-life criminal-turned criminologist who is sometimes credited as the first real private detective - and in the very first scene he fights a masked, caped foe who bears some resemblance to the common depictions of Guy Fawkes, and falls into a pit to his death. OR DOES HE? Since Depardieu is the first-credited star we know he'll be back - at first in flashbacks as his partner, and a newspaperman try to get to the bottom of his death and who might be behind it. They know that the strange mirror-mask of his killer is special, and they trace it to "the Alchemist", an unknown person who it turns out is probably responsible for a few other deaths of well-known wealthy individuals, and gradually a story of a quest for eternal youth and the blood of virgins unravels, Vidocq reappears and... well, I won't spoil it, though the plot is simple enough and not really the point here. The film's third act is a little less interesting, and it's reveal of the Alchemist is...nonsense, or so it seemed to me, and the little bits and pieces about the state of France in a revolutionary year (1830) didn't really deliver more than "this is when it takes place", so I'm not sure what the point was there - but overall this is a pretty exciting and uniquely-imagined work, and it's too bad that Pitof has only managed to make one more film as director, 2004's reviled Catwoman. Whether that film killed his career or not, I certainly don't know, but it's a shame that few films since this one used digital tech as well for what it was best suited for; of course now digital can mimic film well enough that most eyes can't tell the difference, so why bother doing anything "new" anymore? Sad.

21. Two Lost Worlds (Norman Dawn, 1951)

OK so I'm going to get this one over quick. An American clipper ship is attacked by pirates near Australia in 1830, and has to put in at Queensland to save the life of it's young First Mate (James Arness, the only member of the cast many people will recognize). The ship sails away, and the Mate gradually heals up, but the colony is attacked by pirates weeks (months? no sense of time here) later, and he and a few others flee on board a ship which then burns along with the pirate ship, forcing a half-dozen of them (including the young woman he's now in love with, and his rival) into a lifeboat, which ends up on a seemingly deserted island. So it's a pirate movie - it also has some moments reminiscent of a western - but then in basically on five-minute scene the group encounters DINOSAURS! Then the volcano at the center of the island explodes and some of them (including our hero and his woman of course) escape. This was crap, don't watch it.

22. The Snow Creature (W. Lee Wilder, 1954)

Marginally better is the elder Wilder's film - released the same year as his *slightly* better-known younger sibling's Sabrina - which sort of combines the two types of films he's known for (when known at all) - science fiction/horror, and film noir. A group of adventurers led by scientist Dr. Parrish (Paul Langton) capture a yeti in the Himalayas, after a somewhat messy expedition where their guides turn on them and take over, because the guides, unusually, want to go after and kill the monster after it attacks their village. Usually it seems in these kinds of low-budget films the natives are cowards and have to be forced to go along by the Brave White Hunters at gunpoint; not here. Creature captured, it's taken to the states, where it escapes and terrorizes L.A., and a police captain takes over as the main protagonist, plotting the creature's moves and trying to find it. Some good shots of dark streets and a small bit of good location work here, and the noir atmosphere surfaces for a moment at least. In the hands of better filmmakers, this might have been decent, but as it is it's only notable for being, apparently, the first American film about the Yeti. Also props for having an actual Asian person - albeit a Japanese actor, not a Chinese or Nepalese or Tibetan one - to play the lead sherpa character.
User avatar
hurluberlu
Donator
Posts: 3154
Joined: January 4th, 2017, 7:00 am
Contact:

#460

Post by hurluberlu »

10. The X-Files S6E10: Tithonus (Michael W. Watkins, 1998) 7
The X-Files S6E11: Two Fathers (Kim Manners, 1998) 7+
spirit/fanta
Leftover: 8mins

1. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) [Rewatch] 7>8
2. Self/less (Tarsem Singh, 2015) 5
3. La belle époque (Nicolas Bedos, 2019) [#Europe] 5-
4. No Escape (Martin Campbell, 1994) 6-
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Chris Columbus, 2001) [Rewatch] 7+ (=)
6. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (Gakuryû Ishii, 2001) 7
7. Paradis pour tous (Alain Jessua, 1982) 8
8. Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2021) 6+
9. Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes / Droste no hate de bokura (Junta Yamaguchi, 2021) 7
ImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Lonewolf2003
Donator
Posts: 14118
Joined: December 29th, 2012, 7:00 am
Contact:

#461

Post by Lonewolf2003 »

peeptoad wrote: January 27th, 2022, 10:07 am 32. Algol - Tragödie der Macht (1920) 7 #SpeculativeScience

bonus(!!!) 30
fantastical flicks
1. Tanin no kao (1966) The Face of Another 8+ #Asia
2. Simón del desierto (1965) Simon of the Desert 8 #NorthAmerica
3. Macunaíma (1969) 7+ #SouthAmerica
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) 8 (rewatch) #Hugo
5. Rise of the Guardians (2012) 6 #LookAUnicorn!
6. Puss in Boots (2011) 6 #Animation
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 7+ (rewatch) #LookADragon!
8. Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies Over Paris (1974) Celine and Julie Go Boating 6 #Livingin5D
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) 7(rewatch) #LookAWizard!
10. Don't Look Up (2021) 7 #Hilarious
11. Solomon Kane (2009) 6 #WitchyPoo
12. The Fourth Kind (2009) 3 #DeadSpace
13. Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) 5 #OutsidetheBubble
14. The Lathe of Heaven (1980) 8 #Nebula
15. Stalker (1979) 8 #Russia
16. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 7 (rewatch)
17. Conquest (1983) 6 #DoubleUp
18. Destination Moon (1950) 6 #RforRocket
19. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 6 #MagicalRealism
20. Askeladden - I Dovregubbens hall (2017) The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King 6 #Europe
21. Nightfall (2000) 3 #Foundation
22. The Brain Eaters (1958) 4 #StrangeLand
23. The Tomorrow War (2021) 4 #TimeAfterTime
24. Virtuosity (1995) 5 #IcantDoThatDave
25. The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey (1988) 6+ #Australia
26. Stir of Echoes (1999) 7 (rewatch) #IAmLegend
27. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) 7 #20000Leagues
28. After the World Ended (2015) 4 #PostNuke
29. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 7 (rewatch)
30. The Illustrated Man (1969) 7 #SoundOfThunder
31. Gaia (2021) 6 #Africa
Congrats :cheers:
User avatar
peeptoad
Posts: 3850
Joined: February 4th, 2017, 7:00 am
Contact:

#462

Post by peeptoad »

Thanks, I hadn't intended on even trying to complete the bonus, but I got sucked in by it. There were coincidentally a number of films that I had planned to watch anyway that already fit a bunch of the tags, so I didn't have to search for as many and those I did were easy to find on streaming outlets.
User avatar
VincentPrice
Posts: 4862
Joined: May 9th, 2011, 6:00 am
Location: Maine
Contact:

#463

Post by VincentPrice »

37. Dolittle-2020: 7/10

Not sure I get the hate for this, it's a harmless CGI-laden Adventure/Fantasy flick for kids with a pretty great voice cast and hey, it's never boring
Spoiler
1. Impostor-2001: 4/10
2. The Colossus of New York-1958: 7/10
3. Puzzlehead-2005: 6/10
4. Beast in Space-1980: 2/10
5. Blue Monkey-1987: 9/10
6. Velocity Trap-1999: 6/10
7. War of the Worlds-2005: 10/10
8. Evolution-2001: 8/10
9. Strange Invaders-1983: 8/10
10. Absolon-2003: 4/10
11. Cyborg Cop-1993: 7/10
12. Tarantula-1955: 8/10
13. The Mole People-1956: 7/10
14. The Day After Tomorrow-2004: 8/10
15. Save Yourselves!-2020: 8/10
16. Galaxy Quest-1999: 10/10
17. Spider-Man-2002: 9/10
18. Spider-Man 2-2004: 10/10
19. Spider-Man 3-2007: 7/10
20. Pulse-1988: 8/10
21. Slipstream-1989: 3/10
22. Teddy Bomb-2014: 7/10
23. Strange Days-1995: 9/10
24. The Lobster-2015: 7/10
25. Don't Look Up-2021: 9/10
26. War of the Planets-1977: 4/10
27. Assignment Outer Space-1960: 4/10
28. Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet-1965: 3/10
29. Warning from Space-1956: 6/10
30. The Matrix Reloaded-2003: 7/10
31. The Matrix Revolutions-2003: 7/10
32. Strangler of the Swamp-1946: 7/10
33. The Matrix: Resurrections-2021: 7/10
34. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions-2021: 8/10
35. Asteroid-2021: 2/10
36. Rapture-2014: 1/10
toromash
Posts: 260
Joined: September 9th, 2015, 6:00 am
Contact:

#464

Post by toromash »

Do ICM Members dream of official checks
1. Daredevil (Mark Steven Johnson 2003) 2/10
2. Elysium (Neil Blomkamp 2013) 5/10
3. The Inhuman Woman (Marcel L'Herbier 1924) 8.3/10
3.5. The Witcher S1 E1 5.5/10
4. The Witcher S1 E2 3/10
5. Good Manners (Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas 2017) 6.8/10
6. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki 1989) 8/10
7. The Witcher S1 E3 6/10
8. The Withcer S1 E4 4/10
9. The Aerial (Esteban Sapir 2007) 5/10
9.5. The Witcher S1 E5 7/10
10. The Witcher S1 E6 5.5/10
11. Evil Dead (Fede Alvarez 2013) 5(5.5)/10
12-14. Attack on titan S1 E1-E12 8.5/10 Rewatch
15-16. The Witcher S1 Ep7+8
17. The Meg (Jon Turteltaub 2018) 4/10
Average as expected, but also quite boring. It also had this weird feeling that every character was having the same characteristics. Everyone had something smart to say and can act as a hero anytime with some cheap jokes in the sideline.
User avatar
VincentPrice
Posts: 4862
Joined: May 9th, 2011, 6:00 am
Location: Maine
Contact:

#465

Post by VincentPrice »

38. Jupiter Ascending-2015: 8/10

I give the Wachowskis this much credit, if they're gonna throw a lot of Sci-Fi bullshit at you at least they make it entertaining as hell to watch
Spoiler
1. Impostor-2001: 4/10
2. The Colossus of New York-1958: 7/10
3. Puzzlehead-2005: 6/10
4. Beast in Space-1980: 2/10
5. Blue Monkey-1987: 9/10
6. Velocity Trap-1999: 6/10
7. War of the Worlds-2005: 10/10
8. Evolution-2001: 8/10
9. Strange Invaders-1983: 8/10
10. Absolon-2003: 4/10
11. Cyborg Cop-1993: 7/10
12. Tarantula-1955: 8/10
13. The Mole People-1956: 7/10
14. The Day After Tomorrow-2004: 8/10
15. Save Yourselves!-2020: 8/10
16. Galaxy Quest-1999: 10/10
17. Spider-Man-2002: 9/10
18. Spider-Man 2-2004: 10/10
19. Spider-Man 3-2007: 7/10
20. Pulse-1988: 8/10
21. Slipstream-1989: 3/10
22. Teddy Bomb-2014: 7/10
23. Strange Days-1995: 9/10
24. The Lobster-2015: 7/10
25. Don't Look Up-2021: 9/10
26. War of the Planets-1977: 4/10
27. Assignment Outer Space-1960: 4/10
28. Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet-1965: 3/10
29. Warning from Space-1956: 6/10
30. The Matrix Reloaded-2003: 7/10
31. The Matrix Revolutions-2003: 7/10
32. Strangler of the Swamp-1946: 7/10
33. The Matrix: Resurrections-2021: 7/10
34. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions-2021: 8/10
35. Asteroid-2021: 2/10
36. Rapture-2014: 1/10
37. Dolittle-2020: 7/10
AB537
Posts: 1876
Joined: April 21st, 2018, 6:00 am
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

#466

Post by AB537 »

47-52. The OA season 2 (Netflix, 2019, 8 episodes) 8.5/10 ... 2 minutes carried over
ICM Forum Challenge winner: 2020 Crime, 2021 UK/Ireland
beasterne
Posts: 1163
Joined: May 22nd, 2013, 6:00 am
Contact:

#467

Post by beasterne »

27. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 9/10

I loved this one, basically from beginning to end. This might wind up being a 10/10 the more I think about it. It was full of heart, humor, and some nice time-travel hijinks.

28. Logan’s Run 6/10

Kind of interesting as a big-budget sci-fi from the 70s. Peter Ustinov’s character was memorable but extremely wacky compared to the rest of the film. Here’s a clip that had me laughing in bewilderment (I guess he’s quoting a poem, maybe TS Eliot?):


the list!
1. Don’t Look Up 6/10
2. The Matrix: Resurrections 7/10
3. South Park: Post COVID - The Return of COVID 4/10
4. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey 5/10
5. Gremlins 2: The New Batch 6/10
6. The Running Man 7/10
7. Yu Yu Hakusho ep. 72-75 7/10
8. Yu Yu Hakusho ep. 76-79 7/10 (21 mins per episode = 84 mins total)
9. Yu Yu Hakusho ep. 80-83 7/10 (21 mins per episode = 84 mins total)
10. The Animatrix 8/10
11. Zack Snyder’s Justice League 6/10
12. Soylent Green 4/10
13. Speed Racer 8/10
14. Dark Star 6/10
15. Spider-Man: No Way Home 8/10
16. Tetsuo: The Iron Man 4/10
17. Cube 3/10
18. Plan 9 From Outer Space 6/10
19. Orpheé 8/10
20. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 8/10
21. The Lost World 5/10
22. Star Trek: The Motion Picture 7/10
23. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 6/10
24. Star Trek Beyond 6/10
25. Them! 8/10
26. Silent Running 6/10
27. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 9/10
28. Logan’s Run 6/10
User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 14174
Joined: February 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#468

Post by sol »

Hello? Yes, I'm still here, participating on the side as the 1000<400 challenge gets more focus than this one from me as the month winds down to a close. But I'm still (speed)reading this thread and maybe I'll even see another eligible film after this one. Maybe. Congrats flavo and peeps for your Hunt victories.
Spoiler
1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket
36. The Box (2009) REVISION #IAmLegend
37. Onward (2020) #LookAUnicorn!
38. Encanto (2021) #MagicalRealism
39. Enchanted Desna (1964)
40. Die Monster Die! (1965)
41. The Stone Rider (1923)
42. The Wolf House (2018)
43. Frankenstein (1931) REVISION
44. Dracula (1931) REVISION
45. Blacula (1972)
46. Alien3 (1992) REVISION
47. Always (1989)
48. The Abyss (1989)
49. Island of Terror (1966)
50. Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
51. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
52. On Borrowed Time (1939)
53. O-Bi, O-Ba (1985)

Image

This has been compared to Dead Man's Letters, however, that came out a year later and is a more talky affair than this is. That said, the characters do tend to ramble on a fair bit here, but they are often balanced out by stellar imagery with the underground lairs frequently shot in neon blue light. There is also a borderline surreal part involving tightrope walking, which is considered a necessary skill by some. And yet, I felt that this really outstayed its welcome.
|iCM | IMDb | Letterboxd | Gold Derby
Image
Long live the new flesh!
blocho
Donator
Posts: 6018
Joined: July 20th, 2014, 6:00 am
Contact:

#469

Post by blocho »

23. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
One of those Stephen King stories that's more heartfelt than horrific. The fantastical elements are deftly folded here into a coming-of-age story. There are several notable problems. The pacing is a bit off, and the kid actors aren't very good. But it's still an enjoyable movie, not least because of Anthony Hopkins' immense charisma.
User avatar
VincentPrice
Posts: 4862
Joined: May 9th, 2011, 6:00 am
Location: Maine
Contact:

#470

Post by VincentPrice »

39. Godzilla-1998: 8/10
Spoiler
1. Impostor-2001: 4/10
2. The Colossus of New York-1958: 7/10
3. Puzzlehead-2005: 6/10
4. Beast in Space-1980: 2/10
5. Blue Monkey-1987: 9/10
6. Velocity Trap-1999: 6/10
7. War of the Worlds-2005: 10/10
8. Evolution-2001: 8/10
9. Strange Invaders-1983: 8/10
10. Absolon-2003: 4/10
11. Cyborg Cop-1993: 7/10
12. Tarantula-1955: 8/10
13. The Mole People-1956: 7/10
14. The Day After Tomorrow-2004: 8/10
15. Save Yourselves!-2020: 8/10
16. Galaxy Quest-1999: 10/10
17. Spider-Man-2002: 9/10
18. Spider-Man 2-2004: 10/10
19. Spider-Man 3-2007: 7/10
20. Pulse-1988: 8/10
21. Slipstream-1989: 3/10
22. Teddy Bomb-2014: 7/10
23. Strange Days-1995: 9/10
24. The Lobster-2015: 7/10
25. Don't Look Up-2021: 9/10
26. War of the Planets-1977: 4/10
27. Assignment Outer Space-1960: 4/10
28. Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet-1965: 3/10
29. Warning from Space-1956: 6/10
30. The Matrix Reloaded-2003: 7/10
31. The Matrix Revolutions-2003: 7/10
32. Strangler of the Swamp-1946: 7/10
33. The Matrix: Resurrections-2021: 7/10
34. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions-2021: 8/10
35. Asteroid-2021: 2/10
36. Rapture-2014: 1/10
37. Dolittle-2020: 7/10
38. Jupiter Ascending-2015: 8/10
User avatar
flavo5000
Posts: 5920
Joined: July 10th, 2014, 6:00 am
Location: Arkansas, USA
Contact:

#471

Post by flavo5000 »

Image
165. Paksa wayu a.k.a. Garuda (Monthon Arayangkoon, 2004)
Extremely cheesy Thai kaiju-ish movie that tries to be serious. The special effects were friggin terrible.

Image
166. Star Crystal (Lance Lindsay, 1986)
Uh... Well, it's yet another Alien ripoff. This one is so stupid and has such as weird pacing and tone though that at times it almost feels avant garde.

Image
167. Orgy of the Dead (A.C. Stephen, 1965)
Ed Wood wrote this script based on his own novel (which I mean, I gotta find this... what the hell would it even be?) that basically is nothing but a series of half naked ghouls dancing around in front of a frumpy couple tied to stakes while Ed Wood favorite Crespin and a Vampira ripoff watches. There is really nothing else to this.

Image
168. The Circle (James Ponsoldt, 2017)
This one just feels like a feature-length Black Mirror episode ruminating on society's lack of privacy in a digital age taken to an extreme. It comes across about as subtle as a sledgehammer and frankly would've benefited if it were just an episode of Black Mirror or something.

Image
169. I nuovi barbari a.k.a. The New Barbarians (Enzo G. Castellari, 1983)
Gotta love these cheap and cheesy post nuke movies... This one was pretty fun.

Image
170. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991)
171. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1991)
172. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sword and the Dragon (1994)
173. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998)

I went on an MST3K spree over the last couple days just to catch up on some classic episodes I hadn't gotten around to watching yet. The two Fugitive Alien episodes (which are pieced together compilation movies based on a Japanese TV show) feature Joel as host and are solid Joel episodes if you dig his more lackadaisical style (although Mike does show up in his hilarious Jack Perkins persona). The Sword and the Dragon is an early Mike episode and while I actually prefer Mike as a host, this one felt a little green at times. It still has some good jokes and the movie, a Russian fantasy flick from the '50s, definitely has the preposturousness to take advantage of. But something was just missing a little. The Space Children on the other hand was a great Mike episode with some really funny riffs. It's only real downside is the same problem a lot of later Mike episodes have where Sci-Fi Channel imposed a storyline on the in-between sketches which just limits what Mike and the bots can do at times.

Image
174. Histoire de Marie et Julien (Jacques Rivette, 2003)
Sigh... Another Rivette.... This one at least had a somewhat more coherent, less half-assed narrative but still has some of the same meandering and murky traits that afflict all of Rivette's films I've seen.

Image
175. Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (Don McDougall, 1979)
Oh geez... Spider-man had to get in on the '70s kung fu craze apparently with some thumpin' porn style music. Too bad the movie is 90% boring and vaguely racist.

Image
176. Koko-di koko-da (Johannes Nyholm, 2019)
I'm just gonna quote from the longer review I wrote on this for eurocultav.com:
"Coming across as if Michel Gondry went REALLY dark, Koko-di koko-da (named after the incessant earworm of a tune that crops up repeatedly and significantly throughout the film) is a fascinating, beautiful, heart-breaking, darkly funny and thrillingly surrealistic flick that combines naturalistic, handheld cinematography with more heightened nightmare sequences and captivating segments that mix animation and puppetry in a way that entrances while offering insight into the characters’ inner turmoil. While the general premise of using overt horror as a manifestation of a character’s grief and depression is one that has been used quite a bit in recent years (often coined with the term “elevated horror” by pretentious hipsters afraid to say they enjoy horror for what it is), Koko-di koko-da uses this trope in some fairly unique and interesting ways. While it does teeter into heavy-handedness on a couple of occasions, in general, the film’s mix of terror, dark fantasy and even darker humor in places really works for me and creates an experience that has me looking into Nyholm’s other works with anticipation."
Spoiler
1. Zack Snyder's Justice League (Zack Snyder, 2021)
2. La flûte à six schtroumpfs a.k.a. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (Peyo, 1976) #Animation
3. Free Guy (Shawn Levy, 2021) #Hilarious
4. Mizu no tabibito: Samurai kizzu a.k.a. Samurai Kids (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1993) #Asia
5. La beauté du diable a.k.a. The Beauty and the Devil (Rene Clair, 1950) #DoublingUp
6. Alraune a.k.a. A Daughter of Destiny (Henrik Galeen, 1928) #SpeculativeSilence
7-9. The Martian Chronicles (Michael Anderson, 1980) #SoundofThunder
10. Na komete a.k.a. On The Comet (Karel Zeman, 1970)
11. Encanto (Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, 2021)
12. Sputnik (Egor Abramenko, 2020) #Russia
13. Flubber (Les Mayfield, 1997)
14. TC 2000 (T.J. Scott, 1993)
15. At First Light (Jason Stone, 2018) #NorthAmerica
16. Sen Aydinlatirsin Geceyi a.k.a. Thou Gild'st the Even (Onur Ünlü, 2013) #MagicalRealism
17. The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene, 1990) #Europe
18. Ghosts Can't Do It (John Derek, 1989)
19. Puteri gunung ledang a.k.a. A Legendary Love (Teong Hin Saw, 2004)
20. The Bermuda Triangle (René Cardona Jr., 1979)
21. Synchronicity (Jacob Gentry, 2015) #LivingIn5D
22. The Invisible Boy (Herman Hoffman, 1957) #ICantDoThatDave
23. Strange Invaders (Michael Laughlin, 1983) #DeadSpace
24. Xian nu xia fan a.k.a. The Human Goddess (Meng Hua Ho, 1972)
25-27. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier E1-6 (2021)
28. Xi you: Xiang mo pian a.k.a. Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok, 2013)
29. Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo, 2016)
30. Somewhere in Time (Jeannot Szwarc, 1980) #IAmLegend
31. Real Playing Game (Tino Navarro, David Rebordão, 2013)
32. The Land Unknown (Virgil W. Vogel, 1957)
33. Innerspace (Joe Dante, 1987)
34-35. Uchû no senshi a.k.a. Starship Troopers (Tetsurô Amino, 1988) #StrangeLand
36. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (Lamont Johnson, 1983)
37-38. Going Postal E1-2 (Jon Jones, 2010) #Nebula
39. Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Robin Hays, 2018)
40. Noroît (Jacques Rivette 1976)
41. PK (Rajkumar Hirani, 2014)
42. Divergent (Neil Burger, 2014)
43. Reka caruje a.k.a. Magical River (Václav Krska, 1946)
44. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Robert Parrish, 1969) #RIsForRocket
45. Invisible Sue (Markus Dietrich, 2018)
46. Le meraviglie di Aladino a.k.a. The Wonders of Aladdin (Mario Bava, Henry Levin, 1961)
47. The Giver (Phillip Noyce, 2014) #Africa
48. Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebesman, 2012)
49a. ABC Weekend Specials: The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ron Underwood, 1986)
49b. ABC Weekend Specials: Runaway Ralph (Ron Underwood, 1988)
50. Zapped! (Robert J. Rosenthal, 1982)
51. Equalizer 2000 (Cirio H. Santiago, 1987) #PostNuke
52. Tempest (Paul Mazursky, 1982)
53. Cosmic Fantasy: Ginga Me Hyou no Wana (Kazuhiro Ochi, 1994)
54. The Caller (Arthur Allan Seidelman, 1987)
55. Death Race 2050 (G.J. Echternkamp, 2017)
56. The Mists of Avalon (Uli Edel, 2001)
57. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mac and Me (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
58. Rememory (Mark Palansky, 2017)
59. Star Slammer (Fred Olen Ray, 1988)
60. No Men Beyond This Point (Mark Sawers, 2015)
61. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (Georg Tressler, 1989) #WitchyPoo
62. 4D Man (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., 1959)
63. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day Time Ended (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
64. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021)
65. Obyknovennoe chudo a.k.a. Ordinary Miracle (Mark Zakharov, 1979)
66. Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (Harry Bromley Davenport, 1995)
67. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ator, the Fighting Eagle (Joel Hodgson, Rob Schrab, 2018)
68. A Touch of Genie (Joseph W. Sarno, 1974)
69. The Mislayed Genie (Eric Jeffrey Haims, 1973)
70-72. Tin Man (Nick Willing, 2007)
73. Virus (John Bruno, 1999) #OutsideTheBubble
74. Bible! (Wakefield Poole, 1974)
75. Jonathan (Bill Oliver, 2018)
76. The Second Civil War (Joe Dante, 1997)
77a. Black Mirror: Striking Vipers (Owen Harris, 2019)
77b. Black Mirror: Smithereens (James Hawes, 2019)
78. Das indische Grabmal erster Teil - Die Sendung des Yoghi a.k.a. Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth (1921)
79. Das indische Grabmal zweiter Teil - Der Tiger von Eschnapur a.k.a. Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law (1921)
80. Koiya koi nasuna koi a.k.a. The Mad Fox (Tomu Uchida, 1962)
81. Shen jian dong shan he a.k.a. Thrilling Bloody Sword (Hsin Yi Chang, 1981) #LookAWizard
82. Madeleine, anatomia di un incubo a.k.a. Madeleine: Anatomy of a Nightmare (Roberto Mauri, 1974)
83. Transcendence (Wally Pfister, 2014)
84. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Eric Brevig, 2008) #20000Leagues
85, 2012 (Roland Emmerich, 2009)
86. Isaac Asimov's Robots (Doug Smith, Kim Takal, 1988) #Foundation
87. Eternals (Chloé Zhao, 2021)
88. Malina (Werner Schroeter, 1991)
89. Futari a.k.a. Chizuko's Younger Sister (Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, 1991)
90. Le avventure di Pinocchio a.k.a. Adventures of Pinocchio (Luigi Comencini, 1972)
91. The Point (Fred Wolf, 1971)
92. Skyline (Colin Strause, Greg Strause, 2010)
93. Beyond Skyline (Liam O'Donnell, 2017)
94. Visit to a Small Planet (Norman Taurog, 1960)
95. I predatori di Atlantide a.k.a. Raiders of Atlantis (Ruggero Deodato, 1983)
96. Uchû sai sensô a.k.a. Battle in Outer Space (Ishirô Honda, 1959)
97. Dune: Part One (Denis Villeneuve, 2021) #Hugo
98. The Meteor Man (Robert Townsend, 1993)
99. Pleasure Maze (Duck Dumont, 1986)
100. Fantasyworld (Bob Chinn, Jeffrey Fairbanks, 1979)
101. China Lust (Summer Brown, 1976)
102. Alien Nation (Graham Baker, 1988)
103. The Philadelphia Experiment (Paul Ziller, 2012) #TimeAfterTime
104. They Came from Beyond Space (Freddie Francis, 1967)
105. City of Angels (Brad Siberling, 1998)
106. Krakatit (Otakar Vávra, 1948)
107. Iron Warrior (Al Bradley, 1987)
108-114. Suzumiya Haruhi no yûutsu a.k.a. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Tatsuya Ishihara, 2006) E1-28
115. Robot & Frank (Jake Schreier, 2012)
116. La freccia d'oro a.k.a. The Golden Arrow (Antonio Margheriti, 1962)
117. Nightmare Weekend (Henri Sala, 1986)
118. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Andy Serkis, 2021)
119-120. Moondial (Colin Cant, 1988)
121. The Specials (Craig Mazin, 2000)
122. Saint Bernard (Gabriel Bartalos, 2013)
123. The Man from Earth: Holocene (Richard Schenkman, 2017)
124-126. Masters of Science Fiction E1-6 (2007)
127. Brain of Blood (Al Adamson, 1971)
128. Nazareno Cruz y el lobo (Leonardo Favio, 1975) #SouthAmerica
129. Gagamboy (Erik Matti, 2004)
130a. ABC Weekend Specials: Ralph S. Mouse (Thomas G. Smith, 1991)
130b. La Frecuencia Kirlian a.k.a. The Kirlian Conspiracy E1-6 (Cristian Ponce, 2017)
131. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Terry Gilliam, 2018)
132. Heavenly Desire (Jourdan Alexander, 1979)
133. Mary! Mary! (Bernard Morris, 1977)
134. Hereafter (Clint Eastwood, 2010)
135. The Scorpion King (Chuck Russell, 2002)
136. Freaky Friday (Mark Waters, 2003)
137. Project A-Ko Versus Battle 1: Red Side (Katsuhiko Nishijima, 1990)
138. Project A-Ko Versus Battle 2: Blue Side (Katsuhiko Nishijima, 1990)
139. The Matrix Resurrections (Lana Wachowski, 2021)
140-142. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power S4E2-13 (2019) #LookAUnicorn
143. Rak ti Khon Kaen a.k.a. Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015)
144. Topper Returns (Roy Del Ruth, 1941)
145. The Rover (David Michôd, 2015) #Australia
146. Pathala Bhairavi (Kadiri Venkata Reddy, 1951)
147. Ninja Strike Force (Godfrey Ho, Joseph Lai, 1988)
148. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Jason Reitman, 2021)
149. Ciao maschio a.k.a. Bye Bye Monkey (Marco Ferreri, 1978)
150. V (Kenneth Johnson, 1983)
151. La decima vittima a.k.a. The 10th Victim (Elio Petri, 1965)
152. Lokis. Rekopis profesora Wittembacha (Janusz Majewski, 1970)
153. Realive (Mateo Gil, 2017)
154. Elektra (Rob Bowman, 2006)
155. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall, 2011)
156. A Talking Cat!?! (David DeCoteau, 2013) with Rifftrax
157. Scanner Cop (Pierre David, 1994)
158. Scanner Cop II (Steve Barnett, 1995)
159. Blood of Ghastly Horror (Al Adamson, 1967)
160. Highlander II: The Quickening (Russell Mulcahy, 1991)
161. The Crater Lake Monster (William R. Stromberg, 1977)
162. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (George Miller, 1990) #LookADragon
163. Palm Springs (Max Barbakow, 2020)
164. Cinderella 2000 (Al Adamson, 1977)
165. Paksa wayu a.k.a. Garuda (Monthon Arayangkoon, 2004)
166. Star Crystal (Lance Lindsay, 1986)
167. Orgy of the Dead (A.C. Stephen, 1965)
168. The Circle (James Ponsoldt, 2017)
169. I nuovi barbari a.k.a. The New Barbarians (Enzo G. Castellari, 1983)
170. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991)
171. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1991)
172. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sword and the Dragon (1994)
173. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998)
174. Histoire de Marie et Julien (Jacques Rivette, 2003)
175. Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (Don McDougall, 1979)
176. Koko-di koko-da (Johannes Nyholm, 2019)
User avatar
VincentPrice
Posts: 4862
Joined: May 9th, 2011, 6:00 am
Location: Maine
Contact:

#472

Post by VincentPrice »

40. Mars Attacks!-1996: 10/10
Spoiler
1. Impostor-2001: 4/10
2. The Colossus of New York-1958: 7/10
3. Puzzlehead-2005: 6/10
4. Beast in Space-1980: 2/10
5. Blue Monkey-1987: 9/10
6. Velocity Trap-1999: 6/10
7. War of the Worlds-2005: 10/10
8. Evolution-2001: 8/10
9. Strange Invaders-1983: 8/10
10. Absolon-2003: 4/10
11. Cyborg Cop-1993: 7/10
12. Tarantula-1955: 8/10
13. The Mole People-1956: 7/10
14. The Day After Tomorrow-2004: 8/10
15. Save Yourselves!-2020: 8/10
16. Galaxy Quest-1999: 10/10
17. Spider-Man-2002: 9/10
18. Spider-Man 2-2004: 10/10
19. Spider-Man 3-2007: 7/10
20. Pulse-1988: 8/10
21. Slipstream-1989: 3/10
22. Teddy Bomb-2014: 7/10
23. Strange Days-1995: 9/10
24. The Lobster-2015: 7/10
25. Don't Look Up-2021: 9/10
26. War of the Planets-1977: 4/10
27. Assignment Outer Space-1960: 4/10
28. Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet-1965: 3/10
29. Warning from Space-1956: 6/10
30. The Matrix Reloaded-2003: 7/10
31. The Matrix Revolutions-2003: 7/10
32. Strangler of the Swamp-1946: 7/10
33. The Matrix: Resurrections-2021: 7/10
34. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions-2021: 8/10
35. Asteroid-2021: 2/10
36. Rapture-2014: 1/10
37. Dolittle-2020: 7/10
38. Jupiter Ascending-2015: 8/10
39. Godzilla-1998: 8/10
ororama
Posts: 2860
Joined: June 19th, 2011, 6:00 am
Contact:

#473

Post by ororama »

37. Samurai Jack: Episode XVII - Jack and the Scotsman II (2002) 23 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XVIII - Jack and the Ultra-Robots (2002) 23 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XIX - Jack Remembers the Past (2002) 22 min.
Probably my favorite animated series.

38-41. The Silent Sea: Balhae Lunar Research Station (2021) * 50 min.
The Silent Sea: Three Storages (2021) * 46 min.
The Silent Sea: Cause of Death (2021) * 47 min.
The Silent Sea: The Truth Comes Out (2021) * 44 min.
The Silent Sea: Secret Storage (2021) * 39 min.
The Silent Sea: Key to Salvation (2021) * 44 min.
The Silent Sea: Luna (2021) * 38 min.
The Silent Sea: The Silent Sea (2021) * 47 min.
Nice mix of mystery, action, current ethical issues in science and mistrust of institutions/corporations. Leads Bae Doona and Gong Yoo are very good, as is the supporting cast.
Spoiler
1. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) * 54 min.  #DoubleUp
2. Aerials (2016) * 90 min.
3. The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen: Part 1 (2016) * 41 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen: Part 2 (2016) * 41 min.
4. Teknolust (2002) * 83 min.
5. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam/The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920) 85 min.  #SpeculativeSilence
6. Conceiving Ada (1997) * 85 min.
7. Encanto (2021) * 102 min.  #MagicalRealism
8. The Shannara Chronicles: Fury (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Changeling (2016) * 40 min.
9.The Shannara Chronicles: Reaper (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Pykon (2016) * 41 min.
10. The Shannara Chronicles: Breakline (2016) * 41 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Utopia (2016) * 41 min.
11. The Shannara Chronicles: Safehold (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Ellcrys (2016) * 41 min.
12-14. The Shannara Chronicles: Druid (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Wraith (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Graymark (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Dweller (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Paranor (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Crimson (2017) * 42 min.
15. The Shannara Chronicles: Warlock (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Amberle (2017) * 42 min.
16. The Shannara Chronicles: Wilderun (2017) * 42 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Blood (2017) * 42 min.
17. Das Zaubermännchen/Rumpelstiltskin (1960) * 70 min.  #Europe (East Germany)
18. Cowboy Bebop: Session #1 Cowboy Gospel (2021) * 49 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #2 Venus Pop (2021) * 38 min.
19. Freak Orlando (1981) * 127 min.
20. Schneewittchen/Snow White (1961) * 60 min.
21. Cowboy Bebop: Session #3 Dog Star Swing (2021) * 45 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #4 Callisto Soul (2021) * 45 min.
22. Cowboy Bebop: Session #5 Darkside Tango (2021) * 44 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #6 Binary Two-Step (2021) * 40 min.
23. Ikarie XB 1 (1963) * 86 min.  #RforRocket
24. Cowboy Bebop: Session #7 Galileo Hustle (2021) * 47 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #8 Sad Clown A-Go (2021) * 43 min.
25. Cowboy Bebop: Session #9 Blue Crow Waltz (2021) * 50 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #10 Supernova Symphony (2021) * 47 min.
26. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angel Attack (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Transfer (1995) * 23 min.
27. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Hedgehog's Dilemma (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei I (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei II (1995) * 23 min.
28. Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (1997) * 6 min.
The Changing Same (2001) * 9 min.
Hasaki Ya Suda/Wandering Warriors (2011) * 25 min.
Twaaga (2013) * 32 min.
29. Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Asuka Strikes! (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win! (1995) * 23 min.
30. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Magmadiver (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: She Said, 'Don't Make Others Suffer for Your Personal Hatred' (1995) * 23 min.
31. Nude on the Moon (1961) * 70 min.
32. Girl From Nowhere: JennyX (2021) * 49 min.
33. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Lilliputian Hitcher (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Weaving a Story (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Those Women Longed for the Touch of Others' Lips, and Thus Invited Their Kisses (1996) * 23 min.
34. The Trollenberg Terror (1958) * 84 min.  #DeadSpace
35. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Splitting of the Breast (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Fourth Children (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ambivalence (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Introjection (1996) * 23 min.
36. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) * 66 min.
*First time viewing

(used 12 minutes for Samurai Jack, carried forward 35 minutes, 64 minutes total)
ororama
Posts: 2860
Joined: June 19th, 2011, 6:00 am
Contact:

#474

Post by ororama »

42. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Weaving a Story 2: Oral Stage (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: He Was Aware That He Was Still a Child (1996) * 29 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Don't Be (1996) * 29 min.
Spoiler
1. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) * 54 min.  #DoubleUp
2. Aerials (2016) * 90 min.
3. The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen: Part 1 (2016) * 41 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen: Part 2 (2016) * 41 min.
4. Teknolust (2002) * 83 min.
5. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam/The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920) 85 min.  #SpeculativeSilence
6. Conceiving Ada (1997) * 85 min.
7. Encanto (2021) * 102 min.  #MagicalRealism
8. The Shannara Chronicles: Fury (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Changeling (2016) * 40 min.
9.The Shannara Chronicles: Reaper (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Pykon (2016) * 41 min.
10. The Shannara Chronicles: Breakline (2016) * 41 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Utopia (2016) * 41 min.
11. The Shannara Chronicles: Safehold (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Ellcrys (2016) * 41 min.
12-14. The Shannara Chronicles: Druid (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Wraith (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Graymark (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Dweller (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Paranor (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Crimson (2017) * 42 min.
15. The Shannara Chronicles: Warlock (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Amberle (2017) * 42 min.
16. The Shannara Chronicles: Wilderun (2017) * 42 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Blood (2017) * 42 min.
17. Das Zaubermännchen/Rumpelstiltskin (1960) * 70 min.  #Europe (East Germany)
18. Cowboy Bebop: Session #1 Cowboy Gospel (2021) * 49 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #2 Venus Pop (2021) * 38 min.
19. Freak Orlando (1981) * 127 min.
20. Schneewittchen/Snow White (1961) * 60 min.
21. Cowboy Bebop: Session #3 Dog Star Swing (2021) * 45 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #4 Callisto Soul (2021) * 45 min.
22. Cowboy Bebop: Session #5 Darkside Tango (2021) * 44 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #6 Binary Two-Step (2021) * 40 min.
23. Ikarie XB 1 (1963) * 86 min.  #RforRocket
24. Cowboy Bebop: Session #7 Galileo Hustle (2021) * 47 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #8 Sad Clown A-Go (2021) * 43 min.
25. Cowboy Bebop: Session #9 Blue Crow Waltz (2021) * 50 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #10 Supernova Symphony (2021) * 47 min.
26. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angel Attack (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Transfer (1995) * 23 min.
27. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Hedgehog's Dilemma (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei I (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei II (1995) * 23 min.
28. Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (1997) * 6 min.
The Changing Same (2001) * 9 min.
Hasaki Ya Suda/Wandering Warriors (2011) * 25 min.
Twaaga (2013) * 32 min.
29. Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Asuka Strikes! (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win! (1995) * 23 min.
30. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Magmadiver (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: She Said, 'Don't Make Others Suffer for Your Personal Hatred' (1995) * 23 min.
31. Nude on the Moon (1961) * 70 min.
32. Girl From Nowhere: JennyX (2021) * 49 min.
33. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Lilliputian Hitcher (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Weaving a Story (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Those Women Longed for the Touch of Others' Lips, and Thus Invited Their Kisses (1996) * 23 min.
34. The Trollenberg Terror (1958) * 84 min.  #DeadSpace
35. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Splitting of the Breast (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Fourth Children (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ambivalence (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Introjection (1996) * 23 min.
36. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) * 66 min.
37. Samurai Jack: Episode XVII - Jack and the Scotsman II (2002) 23 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XVIII - Jack and the Ultra-Robots (2002) 23 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XIX - Jack Remembers the Past (2002) 22 min.
38-41. The Silent Sea: Balhae Lunar Research Station (2021) * 50 min.
The Silent Sea: Three Storages (2021) * 46 min.
The Silent Sea: Cause of Death (2021) * 47 min.
The Silent Sea: The Truth Comes Out (2021) * 44 min.
The Silent Sea: Secret Storage (2021) * 39 min.
The Silent Sea: Key to Salvation (2021) * 44 min.
The Silent Sea: Luna (2021) * 38 min.
The Silent Sea: The Silent Sea (2021) * 47 min. 
*First time viewing

(carried forward 1 minute, 65 minutes total)
User avatar
Silga
Posts: 311
Joined: June 16th, 2021, 10:06 pm
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Contact:

#475

Post by Silga »

17. Free Guy (Shawn Levy, 2021) 5/10
18. Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull, 1972) 5/10 #PostNuke
19. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Andy Serkis, 2021) 3/10
A Journey through the Universe
1. Lost in Space (Stephen Hopkins, 1998) 2/10 #TimeAfterTime
2. The Jungle Book (Jon Favreau, 2016) 7/10
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) 9/10 (rewatch) #LookAWizard!
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002) 9/10 (rewatch)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003) 9/10 (rewatch)
6. The Time Machine (Simon Wells, 2002) 4/10
7. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Jonathan Mostow., 2003) 5/10 (rewatch)
8. Gamer (Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, 2009) 3/10
9. Jungle Cruise (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2021) 4/10
10. The Watch (Akiva Schaffer, 2012) 6/10 (rewatch) #Hilarious
11. Infinite (Antoine Fuqua, 2021) 3/10
12. Don't Look Up (Adam McKay, 2021) 7/10 #RforRocket
13. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Daniel Cretton, 2021) 6/10
14. Boss Level (Joe Carnahan, 2021) 5/10
15. The World's End (Edgar Wright, 2013) 7/10 (rewatch) #Europe
16. Titane (Julia Ducournau, 2021) 4/10 #DeadSpace
17. Free Guy (Shawn Levy, 2021) 5/10
18. Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull, 1972) 5/10 #PostNuke
19. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Andy Serkis, 2021) 3/10
AB537
Posts: 1876
Joined: April 21st, 2018, 6:00 am
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

#476

Post by AB537 »

53. La Belle Captive - The Beautiful Prisoner (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1983) 6.5/10
54. Alien 3 (David Fincher, 1992) 5.5/10
ICM Forum Challenge winner: 2020 Crime, 2021 UK/Ireland
User avatar
gunnar
Posts: 720
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 3:38 am
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#477

Post by gunnar »

192-197 - Salvage 1 (1979) Episodes 111-114,201-206 (472 minutes plus 8 minutes carried over from before, 56 remaining)

198 - The Vast of Night (2019) - 7.5/10 - In a small town out west in the 1950s, strange interference in radio signals leads two high schoolers to investigate. The movie often goes at a slow pace and has a lot of atmosphere, but I never grew bored. The two main characters keep things interesting and it is a pretty good film as a result. It has lots of style, especially for such a low budget.

199-205 - Julie e os Fantasmas (2011) Episodes 105-126 - (508 minutes plus 52 minutes carried over from before, 4 remaining) - The characters were fun and the music was decent. It's too bad neither this series or the American Julie and the Phantoms series got a second season, though at least the Brazilian version got 26 episodes compared to the 9 episodes in the Netflix run.

206-207 - Parallax (2004) Episodes 101-107 - (163 minutes with 3 to carry forward) - A boy chases after the kid who stole his favorite shoes and discovers that there are parallel universes. He finds a sister he didn't know about in the first universe he visits first. It's a fun set up and so far the series is entertaining.


Count = 207 Bonus = Complete
Spoiler
1 - Palm Springs (2020) - 8/10 - #TimeAfterTime
2 - The Matrix Resurrections (2021) - 7/10
3,4 - Ghosts (2020) Episodes 103-110 (168 minutes with 8 to carry forward) - #Hilarious
5-8 - Doctor Who Season 13 Episodes 1-6 (2021) (328 minutes with 8 to carry forward) - #Europe
9-13 - La Brea Episodes 102-110 (390 minutes plus 10 minutes carried over from before, 6 remaining) but it is watchable. I'll probably stick around for the second season.
14a - Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (58 minutes)
14b - Space Cases Episode 101 (24 minutes)
15a - Star Trek Prodigy Episodes 101-103 (70 minutes) - #Animation
15b - Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rising Episodes 101-102 (11 minutes)
16 - The Andromeda Strain (1971) - 7/10
17 - When Worlds Collide (1951) - 7/10 - #RforRocket
18 - Visit to a Small Planet (1960) - 4/10
19-25 - Foundation Episodes 101-110 (562 minutes) - #Foundation
26 - Portrait of Jennie (1948) - 8/10
27 - Altered States (1980) - 5/10 - #DeadSpace
28 - Finch (2021) - 6.5/10 - #PostNuke
29 - Bell Book and Candle (1958) - 7/10
30 - Babes in Toyland (1961) - 7/10
31 - Outland (1981) - 6/10
32-34 - Space Cases Episodes 102-113 (1996) - (284 minutes with 44 minutes carried forward) - #Canada
35,36 - Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left Episodes 101-106 (1993) - (151 minutes plus 9 minutes carried over from before, 41 remaining) - #Australia -
37 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) - 7.5/10 - #20000Leagues
38 - Real Steel (2011) - 6/10 - #IAmLegend
39 - Free Guy (2021) - 7.5/10
40 - Legend (1985) - 6/10 - #LookAUnicorn!
41 - The Door Into Summer (2021) - 7.5/10 - #StrangeLand
42 - It Came from Outer Space (1953) - 7.5/10
43 - Electric Dragon 80000 V (2001) - 3/10 - #DoubleUp
44 - Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession (1973) - 7/10 - #Russia
45 - Sleepy Hollow (1999) - 7.5/10 - #WitchyPoo
46 - The Crazy Ray/Paris qui dort (1924) - 6/10 - #SpeculativeSilence
47 - Encanto (2021) - 8/10 - #MagicalRealism
48,49 - The Wheel of Time Episodes 101-103 (169 minutes with 9 to carry forward) - #Hugo
50 - The Ray Bradbury Theater Episodes 101-103 (84 minutes with 4 to carry forward) - #SoundOfThunder
51 - Charlie Jade Episodes 101-102 (90 minutes with 10 to carry forward) - #Africa
52,53 - Julie e os Fantasmas Episodes 101-104 (96 minutes plus 64 minutes carried over from before, 0 remaining) - #SouthAmerica
54 - Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) - 7.5/10 - #LookADragon!
55 - The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021) - 8.5/10 - #ICantDoThatDave
56 - Space Sweepers (2021) - 7.5/10 - #Asia
57,58 - Going Postal (2010) Episodes 1-2 (184 minutes with 24 to carry forward) - #Nebula
59,60 - The OA (2016) Episodes 101-103 (181 minutes with 21 to carry forward) - #LivingIn5D
61 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 8/10 - (rewatch) #LookAWizard!
62 - Dark Matter (2015) Episodes 101-102 (86 minutes with 6 to carry forward) - #OutsidetheBubble
63 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - 6.5/10
64 - The Wiz (1978) - 5/10
65-71 - Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1993) Episodes 107-126 (550 minutes plus 10 minutes carried over from before, 41 remaining)
72-79 - Star Trek Discovery Season 3 (2020) - (668 minutes with 28 to carry forward)
80 - Scrooge (1970) - 7.5/10
81 - The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) - 7/10
82 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) - 7.5/10
83 - Finian's Rainbow (1968) - 7/10
84 - On the Beach (1959) - 6/10
85 - Shanks (1974) - 5/10
86 - Hereafter (2010) - 8/10
87-92 - Charlie Jade (2005) Episodes 103-112 - (455 minutes plus 25 minutes carried over from before, 44 remaining)
93 - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) - 6.5/10
94 - Wonder Man (1945) - 7/10
95 - Mama Turns 100 (1979) - 6/10
96 - The Cell (2000) - 7/10
97 - Just Imagine (1930) - 3/10
98 - The Story of Three Loves (1953) - 7/10
99-104 - The Chronicle (2001) Episodes 101-111 (475 minutes plus 5 minutes carried over from before, 39 remaining)
105 - The Preacher's Wife (1996) - 7/10
106 - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) - 6.5/10
107-112 - The Chronicle (2001) Episodes 112-122 (474 minutes plus 6 minutes carried over from before, 33 remaining)
113 - Isaac Asimov's Robots (1988) - 6/10
114 - The Wolfman (2010) - 6/10
115 - What Dreams May Come (1998) - 5/10
116 - Chances Are (1989) - 7/10
117-120 - The Expanse Season 6 (2021) including x-ray shorts (318 minutes plus 2 minutes carried over from before, 31 remaining)
121 - The Tempest (2010) - 5/10
122 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) - 5/10
123-126 - Dead Gorgeous (2010) Episodes 101-113 (328 minutes with 8 to carry forward)
127 - The Wheel of Time Episode 104 (62 minutes plus 18 minutes carried over from before, 21 remaining)
128-133 - Star Cops (1987) Episodes 101-109 (461 minutes plus 19 minutes carried over from before, 2 remaining)
134 - Star Trek The Animated Series (1973) Episodes 101-104 (97 minutes with 17 to carry forward)
135-139 - Star Trek The Animated Series (1973) Episodes 105-206 (431 minutes with 31 to carry forward)
140-143 - The Tripods Series 1 (1984) (321 minutes)
144-149 - The Survivors (1975) Episodes 101-109 (447 minutes plus 33 minutes carried over from before, 18 remaining)
150 - The Tomorrow War (2021) - 7/10
151 - Rentaghost Series 1 (1976) (123 minutes with 43 to carry forward)
152-154 - The Tick (2001) (201 minutes plus 39 minutes carried over from before, 22 remaining)
155-158 - Cybergirl (2001) Episodes 101-113 (320 minutes)
159-162 - Cybergirl (2001) Episodes 114-126 (321 minutes)
163-164 - The Survivors (1975) Episodes 110-113 (198 minutes with 38 to carry forward)
165 - Ghosts (2021) Episodes 111-113 (63 minutes plus 17 minutes carried over from before, 43 remaining)
166-168 - Riget I (1994) - (272 minutes with 33 to carry forward)
169-176 - Stormworld (2009) - (632 minutes plus 8 minutes carried over from before, 68 remaining)
177-181 - Ark II (1976) - (341 minutes plus 59 minutes carried over from before, 9 remaining)
182-183 - Quark (1977) - (207 minutes with 47 to carry forward)
184-185 - Grand Star (2007) Episodes 101-107 (166 minutes with 6 to carry forward)
186-191 - Salvage 1 (1979) Episodes 101-110 (482 minutes with 2 to carry forward)
ororama
Posts: 2860
Joined: June 19th, 2011, 6:00 am
Contact:

#478

Post by ororama »

43-44. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Namida (1996) * 26 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beginning and the End, or 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' (1996) * 26 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Do You Love Me? (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast that Shouted 'I' at the Heart of the World (1996) * 23 min.
Not sure what I think. Many episodes of typical teens operate giant robots to save the world, then several episodes in an increasingly personal, introspective direction, and finally a couple of episodes that explain/undercut/nullify the new direction and maybe ultimately the entire series.
Spoiler
1. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) * 54 min.  #DoubleUp
2. Aerials (2016) * 90 min.
3. The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen: Part 1 (2016) * 41 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Chosen: Part 2 (2016) * 41 min.
4. Teknolust (2002) * 83 min.
5. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam/The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920) 85 min.  #SpeculativeSilence
6. Conceiving Ada (1997) * 85 min.
7. Encanto (2021) * 102 min.  #MagicalRealism
8. The Shannara Chronicles: Fury (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Changeling (2016) * 40 min.
9.The Shannara Chronicles: Reaper (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Pykon (2016) * 41 min.
10. The Shannara Chronicles: Breakline (2016) * 41 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Utopia (2016) * 41 min.
11. The Shannara Chronicles: Safehold (2016) * 40 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Ellcrys (2016) * 41 min.
12-14. The Shannara Chronicles: Druid (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Wraith (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Graymark (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Dweller (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Paranor (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Crimson (2017) * 42 min.
15. The Shannara Chronicles: Warlock (2017) * 43 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Amberle (2017) * 42 min.
16. The Shannara Chronicles: Wilderun (2017) * 42 min.
The Shannara Chronicles: Blood (2017) * 42 min.
17. Das Zaubermännchen/Rumpelstiltskin (1960) * 70 min.  #Europe (East Germany)
18. Cowboy Bebop: Session #1 Cowboy Gospel (2021) * 49 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #2 Venus Pop (2021) * 38 min.
19. Freak Orlando (1981) * 127 min.
20. Schneewittchen/Snow White (1961) * 60 min.
21. Cowboy Bebop: Session #3 Dog Star Swing (2021) * 45 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #4 Callisto Soul (2021) * 45 min.
22. Cowboy Bebop: Session #5 Darkside Tango (2021) * 44 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #6 Binary Two-Step (2021) * 40 min.
23. Ikarie XB 1 (1963) * 86 min.  #RforRocket
24. Cowboy Bebop: Session #7 Galileo Hustle (2021) * 47 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #8 Sad Clown A-Go (2021) * 43 min.
25. Cowboy Bebop: Session #9 Blue Crow Waltz (2021) * 50 min.
Cowboy Bebop: Session #10 Supernova Symphony (2021) * 47 min.
26. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angel Attack (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Transfer (1995) * 23 min.
27. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Hedgehog's Dilemma (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei I (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei II (1995) * 23 min.
28. Aphex Twin: Come to Daddy (1997) * 6 min.
The Changing Same (2001) * 9 min.
Hasaki Ya Suda/Wandering Warriors (2011) * 25 min.
Twaaga (2013) * 32 min.
29. Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Asuka Strikes! (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win! (1995) * 23 min.
30. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Magmadiver (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: She Said, 'Don't Make Others Suffer for Your Personal Hatred' (1995) * 23 min.
31. Nude on the Moon (1961) * 70 min.
32. Girl From Nowhere: JennyX (2021) * 49 min.
33. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Lilliputian Hitcher (1995) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Weaving a Story (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Those Women Longed for the Touch of Others' Lips, and Thus Invited Their Kisses (1996) * 23 min.
34. The Trollenberg Terror (1958) * 84 min.  #DeadSpace
35. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Splitting of the Breast (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Fourth Children (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ambivalence (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Introjection (1996) * 23 min.
36. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) * 66 min.
37. Samurai Jack: Episode XVII - Jack and the Scotsman II (2002) 23 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XVIII - Jack and the Ultra-Robots (2002) 23 min.
Samurai Jack: Episode XIX - Jack Remembers the Past (2002) 22 min.
38-41. The Silent Sea: Balhae Lunar Research Station (2021) * 50 min.
The Silent Sea: Three Storages (2021) * 46 min.
The Silent Sea: Cause of Death (2021) * 47 min.
The Silent Sea: The Truth Comes Out (2021) * 44 min.
The Silent Sea: Secret Storage (2021) * 39 min.
The Silent Sea: Key to Salvation (2021) * 44 min.
The Silent Sea: Luna (2021) * 38 min.
The Silent Sea: The Silent Sea (2021) * 47 min.
42. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Weaving a Story 2: Oral Stage (1996) * 23 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: He Was Aware That He Was Still a Child (1996) * 29 min.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Don't Be (1996) * 29 min.
*First time viewing

(utilizing 62 minutes, 3 minutes carry over remaining)
User avatar
sol
Donator
Posts: 14174
Joined: February 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#479

Post by sol »

Spoiler
1. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
2. Mr. Nobody (2009) #Livingin5D
3. Dolls (1987) #WitchyPoo
4. Alien (1979) REVISION #DeadSpace
5. Aliens (1986) REVISION
6. Foxfur (2012) #DoubleUp
7. Radius (2017) #NorthAmerica
8. Deadpool (2016) #Hilarious
9. Der Samurai (2014) #Europe
10. The Matrix (1999) REVISION
11. Zebraman (2004) #Asia
12. Robot Jox (1989) #PostNuke
13. Skull - The Mask (2020) #SouthAmerica
14. The Infinite Man (2016) REVISION #Australia
15. Miracle Mile (1988)
16. The Return. (1980)
17. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002) #Animation
18. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) #Russia
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) #OutsideTheBubble
20. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) #SoundOfThunder
21. Carnival of Sinners/The Devil's Hand (1943)
22. Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2008) #20000Leagues
23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) REVISION #TimeAfterTime
24. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
25. The Puppet Masters (1994) #StrangeLand
26. Bicentennial Man (1999) #Foundation
27. Damnation Alley (1977) #Hugo
28. Dead of Night. (1977) #IAmLegend
29. The Mirror Boy (2011) #Africa
30. Your Highness (2011) #LookAWizard!
31. Sucker Punch (2011) #LookADragon!
32. Ender's Game (2013) #Nebula
33. Demon Seed (1977) REVISION #ICantDoThatDave
34. Die Puppe (1919) REVISION #SpeculativeSilence
35. Stowaway (2021) #RforRocket
36. The Box (2009) REVISION #IAmLegend
37. Onward (2020) #LookAUnicorn!
38. Encanto (2021) #MagicalRealism
39. Enchanted Desna (1964)
40. Die Monster Die! (1965)
41. The Stone Rider (1923)
42. The Wolf House (2018)
43. Frankenstein (1931) REVISION
44. Dracula (1931) REVISION
45. Blacula (1972)
46. Alien3 (1992) REVISION
47. Always (1989)
48. The Abyss (1989)
49. Island of Terror (1966)
50. Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
51. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
52. On Borrowed Time (1939)
53. O-Bi, O-Ba (1985)
54. Titane (2021)

Image

A decidedly different film that keeps constantly changing directions. While all of the direction changes during the film's first half render it refreshingly unpredictable, there is a lot that is left unresolved and hanging, resulting in the whole thing feeling rather random. That said, the movie settles on one particular direction during its second half, exploring some intriguing ever-morphing character dynamics and Vincent Lindon is excellent during this stretch.
|iCM | IMDb | Letterboxd | Gold Derby
Image
Long live the new flesh!
AssonFire
Posts: 105
Joined: July 21st, 2018, 11:15 am
Contact:

#480

Post by AssonFire »

Gonna have to get a move on if I want to win this thing.

1. Soylent Green (1973 / Richard Fleischer) 7/10
2. Logan's Run (1976 / Michael Anderson) 6/10
Post Reply