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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Unread post by HungFist » 29 Nov 2019, 15:35

Summer of 84 (Canada, 2018) [VoD] - 4/5
Four 15 year olds begin suspecting their neighbor is a serial killer. Thrilling 80s / childhood throwback thriller with a phenomenally good ending. 10 times better than the same filmmakers' Turbo Kid.

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Unread post by Markgway » 30 Nov 2019, 06:30

The New York Ripper (1982) *
A serial killer with a penchant for Donald Duck impersonations mutilates attractive women.
Sleazy, misogynist trash, focuses on graphic depictions of sexual violence.
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Ivan Drago wrote:
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Guro Taku wrote:
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Skinner (USA, 1993) [BD] – 2.5/5
Ted Raimi is a guy called Skinner who walks around skinning hookers.
His mother must be so disapointed ;)
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Godzilla (2014) **
Big, loud, and empty blockbuster. At least it's better than the 1998 turd.

Boyz 'n' the Hood (1991) ***
Effective drama of black youth stuck in cycle of gang violence, which the film roundly condemns.
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Unread post by Markgway » 06 Dec 2019, 02:47

Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975) *½
Second-rate giallo has more nudity than violence (save a little crude gore where sexual organs are shown cut off).
When the killer's identity is finally revealed, I thought to myself, 'who is that, again?'
It's not a good film, clearly, and for Edwige Fenech fans only (she shows some bush here).
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Unread post by Guro Taku » 06 Dec 2019, 16:40

Primal (USA, 2019) [amazon] – 2.5/5
Pleasantly oldfashioned Nic Cage flick that sees him as a big game hunter/smuggler fighting a paramilitary psychopath aboard a ship that's transporting his exotic animals. Hard to get more high concept than this. Cage's performance is actually fairly restrained this time comparted to his usual antics - and that includes a scene where the psycho starts executing his prized parrots one by one to make him talk! Animal CGI is acceptable, with the unfortunate exception of the albino jaguar that's the main and most valuable critter.

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (USA, 2018) [BD] – 3.5/5
Oldfashioned, part 2, but this one is more of a late 70ies kinda deal. A bunch of militia gun nuts are called in for an emergency meeting when it looks like one of their own went crazy and started shooting cops at a funeral. What follows is a tense, paranoid struggle to find out who was responsible. Great acting all around, with a cast of character actors commanding attention. Hard to believe this was Henry Dunham's debut film. I'll watch whatever he does next.

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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Unread post by HungFist » 06 Dec 2019, 17:17

Markgway wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 02:47
Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975) *½
Second-rate giallo has more nudity than violence (save a little crude gore where sexual organs are shown cut off).
When the killer's identity is finally revealed, I thought to myself, 'who is that, again?'
It's not a good film, clearly, and for Edwige Fenech fans only (she shows some bush here).
This is rare, but I actually agree with Mark here. I saw this a few months ago, but can't remember anything about it, except thinking it was bad and dumb in the wrong way (for reasons I no longer recall). I gave it a 1.5/5 rating.

The Case of the Bloody Iris and The New York Ripper... now those are good cinema!

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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Unread post by Markgway » 06 Dec 2019, 17:35

HungFist wrote:
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The Case of the Bloody Iris and The New York Ripper... now those are good cinema!
I fear all those Japanese exploitation movies have irreparably damaged your taste. :o ;)
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Markgway wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 17:35
HungFist wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 17:17
The Case of the Bloody Iris and The New York Ripper... now those are good cinema!
I fear all those Japanese exploitation movies have irreparably damaged your taste. :o ;)
It has introduced me to a new world of joy! :lol:

Speaking of irreparable damage, look at Guro Taku :lol:

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