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Originally posted by Vim Fuego Vim Fuego wrote:


Worth it for the car vs el-train chase alone.

Random fact: The car smash during that scene is completely real and unplanned due to the film crew not having permission to film it. 

The sequel for this is pretty good too, by the way, though not based on actual events like this one. 
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Just upgraded my copy of this to blu-ray. A great neo-noir from Robert Altman. 



Sometimes pushes into the 'so bad it's good' area, but with a cast of recognisable British stars including the ever underrated Bill Nighy, it's also got a relatable charm for the Brit viewer like me, with some darkly comic parts underlying what is basically a strange romcom. I've seen it before some years ago, but it stands up to the occasional revisit. 
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Love a bit of Bill every now and then. He's always been a champion of metal too.
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too hollywood


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What a complete fuck up, from start to finish. I knew Woodstock '99 was a bit of a mess, but not quite how big of a mess it really was! This was just destined to be a disaster, through bad planning, an unsuitable venue, a poorly thought through line-up, which in turn attracted an audience with a large proportion of complete cunts, and then there were cunts on stage too. Nobody comes out of it really clean.
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As much a mixed bag as you'll ever find. Action sequences are fine, sets are pretty good, but the story is generic, the acting all over the place and the script often such pure innuendo loaded cringe you'd be forgiven for expecting it to suddenly turn into porn. 

Yet another movie that wastes the pirate genre. 
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Pretty good one from Roger Corman, though very short and heavily reminiscent of House of Wax. 



Michael Bay, it would not be unfair to say, is one of modern Hollywood's genuine hacks. This however is a solid 90's action flick. Potentially his only film worth a damn. 
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Dead End (France - 2003): Only one thing could save this gosh-awful movie from getting a 1/10, and it happened. 3/10

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Not seen this in years. Forgot what a lot of fun it is!
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only a handful of these sketches are remotely worth watching
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The sheep farming version of Grumpy Old Men. I don't know how this translates to a non-farming audience, but we loved it!
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Well this was a yawn from start to finish. I didn't realise til about halfway through that I'd actually seen it before. I can see why some people like it, and there's no doubting Brit Marling's talent as a writer and an actor, but I just got bored.
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Originally posted by Vim Fuego Vim Fuego wrote:


Well this was a yawn from start to finish. I didn't realise til about halfway through that I'd actually seen it before. I can see why some people like it, and there's no doubting Brit Marling's talent as a writer and an actor, but I just got bored.

The idea of this is intriguing, but I was also bored. 
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I've never seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Which probably explains why I just watched this thinking it was the original right up until the closing credits.Dead 
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Black Widow (2021):
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3480822/

Not what I had hoped for, but it´s Marvel, so of course there are some pretty great fight scenes and incredible SGI.
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sign language guy was absolutely terrible, but other than that I liked this one
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why is the audio so bad in this?  anyway, Argento's half is quite good
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Basically Hitchcock with the sleaze amped up. Quite a mindfuck of a movie beneath that though. Not de Palma's best but solid. 



Very good quite unknown neo-noir movie. It's based on the first novel in a fairly long novel series, but this is the only one that ever made it to film and serves as an origin story for a black PI working in 1940s LA. The atmosphere to original noir movies is pretty much spot on, while also treading the kind of ground original noir would never have touched. A hidden gem.

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One of Fritz Lang's most famous English language movies and remains one of the few movies I know of from the time period to still carry higher than a PG age restriction. Infamous for the scene where Lee Marvin disfigures Gloria Grahame by throwing hot coffee in her face, The Big Heat certainly pushed boundaries in the 1950s even if its violent scenes seem tame by modern standards, though I still jump like hell during the scene where Glenn Ford's car is blown up with dynamite. 



A less well known noir but one I'm really quite fond of. It twists the genre a bit by having a female lead and using James Mason's character in the usual femme fatale role. 
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