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PostSun Sep 09, 2018 9:10 am 
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Horror of Party Beach - 1964 - 78 minutes

The "Wikipedia" page notes that this is considered to be "one of the worst films of all time."

The combination of really bad dialog, terrible acting, awful music, and comical "monster" costumes definitely supports that claim.
Inexplicably, this one has a rating of 2.8 (out of 10) on IMDb, a higher rating than that of "Horrors of Spider Island", which at least has some value as humor. This one is lacking even in that, other than the ridiculous "monster" costumes worn by the radioactive bloodthirsty "monsters". Even with a cornucopia of lithe teenage girls in bikinis, a local biker gang, a handsome male lead (who could be a stand-in-double for a young James Franciscus), and a seemingly endless supply of shiny 1963 Chevrolets, the director just couldn't manage to pull this one off.

A combination of enormous quantities of liquor and psychotropic drugs would not make this film any better, and certainly no less excruciating.

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PostTue Sep 11, 2018 10:01 pm 
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Oceans 8 didn't really grab me, I was getting kinda bored with it.  It really picked up at the end but they waited too long to flip the switch.  It gets better about the time James Corden shows up.  The other Oceans movies w/ George Clooney always saved something for the end, but those were more fun getting to that point IMO.
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PostThu Sep 20, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Watched the latest Jurassic World last night.  Entertaining I guess but totally unnecessary and soulless.  Much of the movie took place in a mansion which seemed like too enclosed of a setting, kind of a weird choice.  Chris Pratt is pretty much always charming and engaging.  This franchise really should die but it keeps making money at the box office so they'll keep making them.  The ending was open ended enough to allow them to keep making sequels indefinitely.  Meh.
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PostThu Sep 20, 2018 10:37 pm 
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If you enjoyed "Kung Fu Hustle," I'd recommend "Tai Chi Zero."  A bit similar with the mix of martial arts action and whimsy and humor.  Also a bit of steam punk and even a bit of the same vibe as "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."  It has a direct sequel "Tai Chi Hero" that I now need to watch.
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PostSat Sep 22, 2018 3:53 pm 
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Fahrenheit 11/9 interesting film making  up.gif  up.gif please no politics

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PostThu Sep 27, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Enjoyed "A house with a clock in its walls" - reminded me a bit of the Goosebumps movie, but that's probably just because it was a bit creepy and had Jack Black!

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PostThu Sep 27, 2018 7:52 pm 
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olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
Watched the latest Jurassic World last night.  Entertaining I guess but totally unnecessary and soulless.  Much of the movie took place in a mansion which seemed like too enclosed of a setting, kind of a weird choice.  Chris Pratt is pretty much always charming and engaging.  This franchise really should die but it keeps making money at the box office so they'll keep making them.  The ending was open ended enough to allow them to keep making sequels indefinitely.  Meh.

I'm looking forward to those sequels lol - I absolutely loved "Fallen Kingdom"!

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PostFri Sep 28, 2018 8:07 am 
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NacMacFeegle wrote:
I'm looking forward to those sequels lol - I absolutely loved "Fallen Kingdom"!

Probably more people agree with you than me, like I said the franchise is going to continue.  Glad you enjoyed it.
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"Terminal" was an odd, twisty movie that keeps you off guard.  Not great but Margot Robbie shines in it, made it worth watching.  She's underrated as an actress I think.  I haven't seen Mike Myers in a movie in forever, he popped up in this.
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a genuinely great film and hilarious funny horror spoof! There are few movies where I've found myself laughing all the way through, and this was one of them!

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up.gif  up.gif  up.gif Loved Lady Gaga in "A Star Is Born"

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PostSat Oct 06, 2018 11:24 am 
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"Like Sunday, Like Rain" is a small budget indie I'd never heard of until recently, just watched it.  I enjoyed it.  I've only seen her in a few films but I really like Leighton Meester.  She plays a down on her luck 20 something trying to figure her life out.  Stumbles into a job as a nanny for a 12 year old musical and mathematical prodigy.  The boy understandably has a hard time relating to his peers and doesn't have much in the way of friends.  The movie is about the friendship and bond that develops between the two.  I thought it was well done.  Debra Messing was the boy's demanding and distracted mother, and Billie Joe Armstrong from the band Greenday had a bit part as Meester's jerky boyfriend/ex-boyfriend.
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Just saw Venom, and I thought it was great! (Don't listen to the poor critics reviews. They've whiffed this time.) Very entertaining, and surprisingly funny once it gets going. Tom Hardy is superb. Highly recommended. up.gif

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PostMon Oct 08, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Another  up.gif  up.gif for A Star is Born ⭐️ Lady Gaga was great.

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"Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" (2014) I don't remember hearing anything about when it came out, don't know if it was in theaters or direct to video.  Several well known actors in it.  Based on a true story.  Well done, interesting movie.  Worth checking out.  It's about exactly what it sounds like, kidnapping the guy from the beer company for a huge ransom in the early 80s in Netherlands.
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