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Re: What movies are we watching: B-Movie Blitz
« Reply #1050 on: 06 May 2019, 14:01:41 »
Vanishing Point, 1971.  Picked up the Blu-ray, which has the uncut European version.  The real difference is he picks up a hitchhiker on his last night running, played by Charlotte Rampling, who is fantastic as always.  It is a small beat, a metaphysical beat in a film scattered with them, but the producers didn't think Americans would get it, so they cut it.  (The producers had no faith in the movie at all, showing is just a few times before sending it to the UK where it took off.)   This is an odd, existential, strangely spiritual movie about an extended car chase, and it is a sloppy mess in several places.  But any film with Charlotte Rampling as an angel of death cannot be a bad one, and I loved this movie as a kid way before seeing that scene.

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Re: What movies are we watching: B-Movie Blitz
« Reply #1051 on: 12 May 2019, 16:38:46 »
Just watched Collateral.  Not bad for a Tom Cruise flick. 

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Re: What movies are we watching: B-Movie Blitz
« Reply #1052 on: 12 May 2019, 17:16:26 »
Watched John Carter.

I agree with the previous assessments, it was a pretty decent film that was doomed by a lack of advertising.

Though the Mighty Whitey aspect is pretty dated. A hazard of using material from that time period,  I guess.

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Re: What movies are we watching: B-Movie Blitz
« Reply #1053 on: 14 May 2019, 12:58:30 »
Little Big Man.  Saw this a bunch of times on tv when I was a kid so I picked up the Blu-ray.  It holds up very well for a 70's anti-western.

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Re: What movies are we watching: B-Movie Blitz
« Reply #1054 on: 14 May 2019, 13:17:59 »
I'm very glad the wartime allegiances were only background and didn't have any more impact than setting.  I definitely agree on the dated setting being a risk.

Watched John Carter.

I agree with the previous assessments, it was a pretty decent film that was doomed by a lack of advertising.

Though the Mighty Whitey aspect is pretty dated. A hazard of using material from that time period,  I guess.

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Re: What movies are we watching: B-Movie Blitz
« Reply #1055 on: 16 May 2019, 11:49:25 »
Watched Venom last night and was pleasantly surprised. Also, the symbiote's lines were gold.
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Re: What movies are we watching: B-Movie Blitz
« Reply #1056 on: 16 May 2019, 23:25:06 »
Tora! Tora! Tora!
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Re: What movies are we watching: B-Movie Blitz
« Reply #1057 on: 18 May 2019, 00:11:10 »
Just saw John Wick III: Parabellum tonight.  Lots of fighting, and even a nod to The Matrix toward the end.  A surprisingly fun watch.  I recommend it highly.

 

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