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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2009, 12:20:39 PM »
My suggestions:
    2. Basic Instinct
  22. Gone with the Wind
  31. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
  33. Masters of the Universe
  34. Meet John Doe
  40. Reefer Madness
  41. Return of the Magnificent Seven
  42. Ricochet
  44. Rocky Balboa
  50. Tron

I don't even know half of those (let alone the rest...) but for some I am simply interested to see how you like and rate them. 8)

I probably should have left Rocky Balboa off the list of possibilities. As I just recently reviewed it. A good 2 or 3 months ago when I got the disc from the library. Then went out and bought myself a copy. But who knows... may watch it again. But you can see my review for it HERE.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2009, 03:50:01 PM »

Masters of the Universe
Planet Eternia and the Castle of Greyskull are under threat from the evil Skeletor, who wants to take over the planet. A group of Freedom Fighters led by the heroic He-Man are accidentally transported to Earth by a mysterious Cosmic Key which holds the power to make Skeletor all-powerful. Once on Earth, He-Man joins alliances with two teenagers as they attempt to find the key and return home.

My Thoughts:
I originally watched this back in 1987 when it first came out. And I haven't watched it since... well till now. I went into this one remembering I enjoyed it... but at the same time was disappointed that it took place on Earth. And I went into it worried it would not hold up for me. After all these years the effects themselves really didn't hold up. But I still enjoyed the characters and the story. Though I would have preferred a storyline where they did not come to Earth... one that would have mirrored the series more... it was still entertaining. I know it is a real cheese-fest of a movie. But that can be fun at times... and it is in this case. At least for me. The cast was decent. I think Dolph Lundgren could have done better as He-Man. And I did enjoy seeing this early appearance of Courteney Cox... who I enjoyed in the short run series Misfits of Science not to mention the much more recent Friends. Though her character really was there for little more then to be chased after and to be manipulated. Over-all I did enjoy it... but I do think it lost a little something for me over the years. I would say it is a little above an average movie.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2009, 04:13:13 PM »
I did enjoy seeing this early appearance of Courteney Cox... who I enjoyed in the short run series Misfits of Science not to mention the much more recent Friends.
First time I've seen her was in the video of Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark (she's the girl who come on the stage at the end). I'm sure that you have never seen her early appearance in this one :P

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2009, 05:30:03 PM »

The Green Hornet: Chapters 1-2
Faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity, intrepid newspaper editor Britt Reid (Gordon Jones) becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet. Donning a disguise, the Hornet and his brilliant Korean inventor/sidekick Kato (Key Luke) fight an infamous racket that’s menacing their city.

My Thoughts:
The first couple chapter has been really good. I liked how Britt Reid is smart enough not to let on he is even on the Green Hornet's side at this point... let alone that it is him.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2009, 05:36:31 PM »
Any of these also from my unwatced lists would be great Pete;


   4. Beat the Devil
   7. Blue Steel
  18. Farewell to Arms
  21. Full Frontal
  41. Return of the Magnificent Seven
  42. Ricochet


Rich... just so we are clear... my Blue Steel is the 1934 John Wayne Western... not the 1989 Jamie Lee Curtis cop movie. I meant to clarify that at the time... still want the review?

yes please, i have the john wayne one also

I goofed Rich!... I already reviewed Blue Steel.... just forgot to take it off my list. HERE IS THE REVIEW
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2009, 08:49:15 PM »
Any of these also from my unwatced lists would be great Pete;


   4. Beat the Devil
   7. Blue Steel
  18. Farewell to Arms
  21. Full Frontal
  41. Return of the Magnificent Seven
  42. Ricochet


Rich... just so we are clear... my Blue Steel is the 1934 John Wayne Western... not the 1989 Jamie Lee Curtis cop movie. I meant to clarify that at the time... still want the review?

yes please, i have the john wayne one also

I goofed Rich!... I already reviewed Blue Steel.... just forgot to take it off my list. HERE IS THE REVIEW

Thanks Pete, I'll push it to the bottom of the unwatched pile based on your review   :)

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2009, 09:24:54 PM »

Meet John Doe
As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement. At last everyone, even Ann, takes her creation seriously...but publisher D.B. Norton has a secret plan.

My Thoughts:
This is one of the movies in that 20 Disc/40 Movie boxset I got free for subscribing to Total Movie Magazine. I enjoyed the movie... though it was a little on the slow side. And it dropped the comedy that was present the first half of the movie. I think without the comedy that the first half had... the show became a little too slow and political for my taste. If it found a way to keep the comedy throughout the movie I think I would have enjoyed it more. Since this movie is a part of that box set I was expecting practically nothing when it came to the quality. But I was presently surprised as the movie looked and sounded very good. The best quality I have seen from that set so far.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2009, 03:43:52 PM »

The Green Hornet: Chapters 3-4
Faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity, intrepid newspaper editor Britt Reid (Gordon Jones) becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet. Donning a disguise, the Hornet and his brilliant Korean inventor/sidekick Kato (Key Luke) fight an infamous racket that’s menacing their city.

My Thoughts:
Still enjoying this serial. Quality could be better... especially the sound... as it is constantly going up and down in volume by itself. But that just gives me more of a reason to get the new Release that just recently came out.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 05:58:01 PM »
As much as I hate to say it... real life is getting in the way of my movie watching this weekend. So I am going to put The Green Hornet to the side for now... in hopes that I can get an extra movie or 2 in this weekend.  :(
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2009, 08:02:00 PM »

Basic Instinct
Michael Douglas stars as Nick Curran, a tough but vulnerable detective. Sharon Stone costars as Catherine Tramell, a cold, calculating, and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite. Catherine becomes a prime suspect when her boyfriend is brutally murdered - a crime she had described in her latest novel. Obsessed with cracking the case, Nick descends into San Francsico's forbidden underground where suspicions mount, bodies fall, and he find within himself an instinct more basic than survival.

My Thoughts:
This is a movie I haven't seen in many years. I think it is a good murder mystery/thriller. And I really enjoyed Sharon Stone's.... uhhh... performance in it. Yeah that's it... that is what I was thinking... honest! Anyway... I enjoyed the movie... glad I finally added it to my collection. I can definitely see myself watching it again.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2009, 09:51:13 PM »
I always like Basic Instinct. It's trashy as hell, but a decent enough plot gives it a backbone.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2009, 09:58:58 PM »
Oh I agree... and besides... who says trashy can't be good!  :P
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2009, 03:54:14 PM »

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera, a few thousand bucks, and more ambition than talent could schlep up to Bronson Canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror movie? Well, they're back! THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA is an affectionate, meticulous re-creation of those notoriously cheesy clunkers, as a gaggle of beloved stereotypes pursue "that rarest of all radioactive elements - atmosphereum." Writer/Director Larry Blamire heads a superb cast - including Fay Masterson (Eyes Wide Shut), Andrew Parks (Donnie Brasco), Brian Howe (Catch Me If You Can) and Jennifer Blaire (The Majestic) - that faced a daunting task: having to be brilliant and terrible at the same time! It's one of the most original, clever, and hilarious comedies to come along in eons of your Earth years!

My Thoughts:
This is one of the many movies our good friend Roger sent me this month. This is an independent movie that I have heard got a lot of praise. It is an homage to the old '50s Sci-Fi movies that was made back in 2001... to the point that they actually made it in black and white. I went into this one really not expecting a lot... but was hopeful. Of course this is a very cheesy film.  But even so... it is very entertaining in an odd way. If you ever seen some of those '50s Sci-Fi films you can't help to laugh at this movie. Though I would admit this is definitely a movie you would have to be in the mood to watch. I couldn't imagine trying to watch a movie this silly and cheesy without being in the mood for it. I doubt I would enjoy it half as much.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2009, 07:21:20 PM »
Damn family problems and commitments really got in the way of my movie watching this weekend. Hopefully I will be able to do better next weekend.  :surrender: :thumbdown:
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2010, 03:10:17 AM »

Basic Instinct
I tried to watch the second one tonight and all I can say is : God this movie is boring, I was ready to stop just after the CGI car accident and it was just the beginning... Maybe it gets better with the time but after 45 minutes the torture was enough for me and I can't imagine it becoming any better (except for the end credits). Seriously I can't understand why someone had tought it was a good idea... The first one was ok, but it didn't need a sequel 14 years later...