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Wrong version of The 8th Day. It should be this one:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+8th+day-2009/
7 years 6 months ago
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This film is available at the Film Cooperative, Park Avenue, New York.
Gnir Rednow is Wonder Ring flipped horizontally and vertically and run backwards. It also seemed to have a slight red filter applied, but that might have just been degeneration of the print. Comparing them later I don't remember anything significantly different in the footage and there are definitely a few of the same shots, but I'd have to defer to this blog post
https://cawkwell200.com/2015/09/01/wonder-ringgnir-rednow-an-intrigue/
which has identified some clear differences. The fact that the Youtube Gnir Rednow is only flipped horizontally means it is definitely not taken from the source.
7 years 6 months ago
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This actually has a fair few laughs in the first half, mostly thanks to the Rock's performance. The second half runs out of steam and gets tangled up in exposition so it still ends up disappointing.
7 years 6 months ago
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Better than expected, but still not good, and nowhere near the quality of the TV series in its early series. If you liked the series you'll get a few laughs out of this but it loses steam when they head off abroad.
7 years 6 months ago
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There are a couple of animated sequences that are truly beautiful, and its attempts to tug at the heartstrings are overinsistent but sometimes successful, but the film is hampered by bad dialogue, clumsy plot and bad acting (even Weaver's performance is undermined by her struggle with a British accent).
7 years 7 months ago
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I finally asked on a Three Stooges forum about the mystery Three Stooges clip at 3:53. It turns out to be a scene from Hollywood Party (1934) featuring Ted Healy and the Three Stooges.
7 years 8 months ago
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Top notch casting for the maniacs.
7 years 8 months ago
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Guinevere Turner as the lead dominatrix is good in this. I think this will have cult appeal to those involved in the BDSM scene, but is too blunt and predictable to succeed with any mainstream audience. It's not witty enough to be funny or kinky enough to shock.
7 years 8 months ago
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An unusual retelling of Jonathan Harker's visit to castle Dracula, except here there the vampirism is occurring as a metaphor for capitalism. The strangeness and creepiness meshes uniquely with a satire of capitalism and advertising and haunting cinematography of the foggy mountainside.
7 years 8 months ago
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Joe Dante recaptures a bit of his eighties glory-days with this fun but unspectacular kid's horror adventure. It's genuine horror aimed at children, with a similar animated clown doll to Poltergeist (for some children it might be too horrific).
7 years 8 months ago
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Successful Oscar bait about gay rainman beating the Nazis. Some good performances (Cumberbatch was too mannered and full of tics for my liking, but Lawther was a revelation and Strong does good work as always), but bland direction and an awful script that crudely establishes characters and motivations and spells things out through clunky dialogue. Not only does the script have no respect for the audience, it goes out of its way to insult the war heroes of Bletchley Park spoiler Turing is also the Hollywood version of a gay man where he's not allowed to do anything gay onscreen
7 years 8 months ago
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The scene of the Albert Hall assaination attempt during the orchaestral song is classic Hitchcock suspense, but the rest of the film is just... well, it's fine but Hitch made much better. The villains in this are pretty useless. The script was being completed as it was being shot which probably accounts for some of the problems.
7 years 8 months ago
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Decent
7 years 9 months ago
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A high quality movie with a bit of a duff ending but worth watching. spoiler
7 years 9 months ago
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All the characters are a bunch of unlikeable mean girls and jocks, yet viewer is supposed to sympathise with them and against the outsider unpopular girl. Unfriended / Cybernatural and The Den both do social media horror much better.
7 years 10 months ago
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At the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY from Oct 28, 2016–Feb 5, 2017 as part of their Dreamlands exhibition.
7 years 10 months ago
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Some more changes:

add The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) at 130
add Quatermass 2 (1957) at 144
remove When We Were Kings(1996)
remove Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
add Miss Bala (2011) at 924
add Anomalisa (2015) at 982
remove Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
remove The Martian (2015)
7 years 11 months ago
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This is a lost film
7 years 11 months ago
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A few changes:

"Whoa, be-gone" has been removed.
"Some like it hot" has been added at 167.
403 should be "The Three Musketeers" instead of "Four Musketeers"
490 should be "Shao Lin san shi liu fang" (1978) instead of "Shao Lin zui ba quan" (1982)
7 years 11 months ago
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aka SPL2: A Time for Consequences

Amazing fight scenes in a sentimental and ridiculous storyline.
7 years 11 months ago
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I'll keep trying to update the list. I welcome any reminders from anybody if the list is becoming too out of date. Even if I don't reply, I always read them and make a note of it.
7 years 11 months ago
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@garvey Toronto is a non-competitive festival, so i don't think its "People's choice awards" are considered as prestigious. It probably should become official eventually but in terms of awards lists there are several other FIAPF accredited festival awards that should become official first: San Sebastián, Mar del Plata and Montreal. I'd like to see the Brussels and Sitges genre festival awards become official also.
8 years 1 month ago
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This was very impressive as a realisation of a concept, but I can't fully embrace a film that made my eyes hurt.
8 years 5 months ago
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Beautiful animation spoiled by grating voice acting and a bad script. By the climax I didn't know or care what was going on.
8 years 5 months ago

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