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  1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: This thing is a SLOG to get through. There's some cursory attempts at retaining continuity from the previous films, it goes on way too long, and doesn't yet have any of the absurd what the hell were they thinking moments of the Marky Mark films. It all adds up to an intensely boring film, even with all the explosions. As absurdly dumb as this franchise is, this is still somehow the nadir of the entire thing. Friday the 13th: The Original. Such a good film. Watched it with a friend who hadn't seen it and didn't realize Jason wasn't the killer. Just a ton of good suspense! Hobgoblins: It's a MST3K classic. The film itself is a Gremlins knock-off that never quite works but whatever. Films: 69 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 14
  2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second One: It's not as good as the original Lego Movie but it's fairly fun at the same time. Gremlins 2: The New Batch: Probably one of the best sequels of all time. Joe Dante made a completely different kind of movie from the original film but it works so well because of that. We get satire of both Ted Turner and Donald Trump, we have some great practical effects, and so many fun performances. Christopher Lee alone is worth the price of attendance! The Wasp Woman: Still not a fan of Cinematic Titanic but they do the most with what they're given. Was mostly just distracted when they went into a sketch in the middle of the movie. The movie itself kept reminding me of Evil Beautycorp from Catwoman. I'm sure there was some halfway decent commentary about gender and aging somewhere in there but it got stuck under the misogyny. Films: 69 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 13
  3. The Addams Family (Values should be saved for Christina Ricci Month), The Grifters, Ever After
  4. Here's what annoys the crap out of me with all of this (and yeah, part of this is the socialist in me) is that this also includes furloughs for a number of employees throughout the company. The total savings: $4 Million a month which yeah, is a bit of change. What isn't is the 500 Million the company has in cash reserves with no debt in addition to an expectation to turn a profit this year and 18.5 Million it donated a few weeks ago to a political campaign I'm not going to name here but we all know who. Oh, and after the XFL failed a SECOND time, filing for bankruptcy. So yeah, I hope AEW and TNA scoop up whoever they can. I hope the talent left chooses not to renew their contracts when they wrap-up. For a company that's already tone-deaf as all hell, somehow WWE keeps finding new ways to suck.
  5. All About Eve: It was five bucks on Amazon and my DVD vanished years ago so I figured sure. Still one of my favorite films of all time. It's just a delightfully bitchy film filled with terrific performances and some good commentary on theater and Hollywood alike. Bette Davis is absolutely glorious in the film and the fact that she didn't tie with Gloria Swanson for the Oscar that year is a shame (As is, neither of them one because they likely split the vote/Anne Bancroft should have went supporting.) Clue: Another favorite. Insanely quotable and with tons of good performances and great gags. Films: 67 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12
  6. Monster Party: A film with an interesting premise (A trio of thieves accidentally disrupt a recovering serial killers support group's get together) stops working once it kind of just becomes a slasher, especially with a couple too many characters. Harry Potter 1-8: They were on tv this weekend, I got bored, so here we are. I appreciate Deathly Hollows Part 2 a bit more now, Azkaban is still the best one, the Chris Columbus films aren't terrible but they try too hard to be whimsical, Goblet is meh, David Yates does a good job of making the last four films seem cohesive if a little mundane at times, and the adult actors, especially Alan Cumming, are almost all to be commended for the work they put in! Out of curiousity, I checked my Flickchart to see how they rank. In order it appears to be Azkaban, Deathly Hallows Part 2, Order of the Phoenix, Deathly Hallows Part 1, Sorcerer's Stone, Half-Blood Prince, Chamber of Secrets, Goblet of Fire. Films: 65 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12
  7. Someone pointed out that having people fight on a private island is literally the plot of Mortal Kombat along with around 50 action films from the 80s.
  8. A Goofy Movie: I never realized that Goody's last name is Goof and "Goofy" is just a nickname. Oh yeah, and the film is pretty fun also. Satanic Panic: A fairly decent horror comedy that slightly messes up the landing but still always interesting. Films: 56 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12
  9. And it tracks. When Disney+ in the EU went live, they had the original X-Men trilogy. The closest we have is Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Looking around online, it looks like the deal goes until 2022. So, we'll get New Mutants in 2023.
  10. A reason I saw online: HBO had an existing agreement with 20th Century Fox. Because the film was produced under Fox, HBO gets initial streaming rights. With HBO Max launching soon, Disney would basically be giving them something to lead with by sending it straight to Digital. It's a cynical reason but a reason.
  11. Romancing The Stone: Witty adventure film with great performances by Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. Kathleen Turner in particular is a hoot in this one. Films: 54 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12
  12. Transformers: The Bayformers films have not aged well. At all! Still, I will say that I appreciate Megan Fox more in the film than I used to. This is still the least bad of the them but that's like saying something is the least painful major surgery you've had. Kill Bill Vol. 1: The better of the two parts. Most of the set pieces work pretty well and, having watched a bootleg of The Whole Bloody Affair, I do kind of prefer the stylistic choices of the censorship in this one over the actual version. Kill Bill Vol. 2: While it's not as good as part 1, Uma definitely should have been nominated for this one. Films: 53 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12
  13. The Sinister Urge: An Ed Wood film about cops trying to shut down a ponography ring or something like that. Everyone is terrible in the film so it's kind of hard to care about anyone. Prince of Space: A black and white Japanese Sci-Fi film about aliens invading and one of the most over-powered protagonists in any film I can remember. Hilarious on it's own, better with MST3k. Films: 50 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 12
  14. Cave Dwellers: A Conan Knock-off. It's a thing. Captain America: The First Avenger: One of the things I enjoyed about the early MCU films is that they all seemed to try to be very different kinds of films. We have a World War II action film this time. It works pretty well for what it is though the Skinny Cap at the beginning is still a bit disarming. Geography Club: Cute coming of age film that has some problems here and there. Films: 50 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 10
  15. Big Business: Bette Midler and Lilly Tomlin basically play two different roles as two sets of twins. It's a fun enough film. One of the Bette Midler's has a gay couple as her minions which is something young me never picked up on. Troop Beverly Hills: It's basically Bad New Bears only with Girl Scouts. It's a cute film and Shelly Long does a pretty good job of it! The Wild, Wild World of Batwoman: Someone decided, "Hey, that Batman show is big. Why don't we make a knock-off film starring a woman and she has a ton of girls that work for her with a mad scientist who has a pill that makes people dance! Also, we need to hire girls so why don't we just hire the strippers at the bar that got shut down. Oh, DC Comics is sueing us. Well, we might actually win that court case. We won." Seriously, the production of this thing is more interesting than the actual movie. Films: 48 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 9
  16. Like I was saying with Hulk, there is a real feel that the larger MCU elements were kind of grafted into an existing script. I'm probably going to watching Captain America before the week is out so it'll be interesting checking out the production on that one to see if it's similar in how it was handled.
  17. Fair enough. It just felt to me like he had the most interesting scenes of anyone in the film outside of Leo during the Lancer sequence. But yeah, like 20% of all Oscars, it was likely more a Psuedo-Lifetime Achievement Oscar than one for what he actually did. The Incredible Hulk: Norton isn't a terrible Bruce Banner but this definitely feels like the MCU stuff got grafted onto an existing script and the fact that it has all but been dragged out of continuity might be why I had to go out of my way to find it online. Yours, Mine, and Ours: I really haven't seen Lucille Ball in that much outside of I Love Lucy so I figured sure. It's a cute film. Thor: I sometimes think I don't give this one enough credit. Does it get dull at times? Yeah but Branagh is trying to do something interesting. Also, it's weird to have a credits song in a Marvel film that's not Guardians. Films: 46 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 8
  18. Daniel Isn't Real: An okay film but I'm rather meh on it. It has moments of trying to be Fight Club but it also has some stuff that comes out of nowhere and just doesn't work with the tone set up at the beginning. Fun and Fancy Free: Disney kept on doing package films in the 50s. Mickey and the Beanstalk is fun enough while the other, Bongo, is pretty meh. The connecting scenes are pretty meh also. Monster-a-go-go: Watched some MST3k this afternoon. The film itself is an unfinished mess that never goes anywhere and has a non-twist at the end that's pretty bad. Manos: The Hands of Fate: It's a classic bad movie. I've watched it dozens of times. The riffing is the only thing that makes it tolerable. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: So... I'm not sure what to think here. Brad Pitt does a great job, definitely earned his Oscar. As much as I dig Margot Robbie in the film, you could have cut her role back and nothing would have been lost. For that matter, Tarantino could have cut around a half hour from the film and nothing would have been lost. The fact that there's an extended version just boggles my mind! Films: 43 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 8
  19. Night of the Living Dead vs Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
  20. I was actually playing Lufia 2. Not really in the mood for a Platformer right now while a SNES JRPG was striking my fancy. Mandy: Weird and trippy as all fuck. I'm not sure how I feel. Heathers: Was trying to organize a Movie Night for my D&D group over Discord but no one could make it so I just decided to pick a film and start watching it. One of my favorites and definitely something that I can always come back to. The Producers: The musical version. Parts of the film are way too stagy but I still enjoyed it all. Films: 40 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 6
  21. Duck Tales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp: Wanted something in the background while I played a video game. I remember rewatching the VHS of it like a million times. It's okay. Animation is slightly above the quality level of the tv show. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie: Everyone's non-major character's Australian accent leaks through on a regular basis. It's okay, nothing special. Jack The Giant Killer: Watched with the Rifftrax. I'm realizing how much MST3k and Rifftrax I'm gonna be watching in the next few weeks. The movie itself has some alright stop-motion animation, some weird acting choices. Films: 37 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 6
  22. Racket Girls: It's a 50s movie about mobsters and women wrestlers but the wrestling parts are all padding and the plot is less than interesting. Red Zone Cuba: Vanity project that still leads to some good MST3k riffs. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension: While not as good as I was being led to believe it would be, still pretty entertaining and something I would watch again. Films: 35 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 5
  23. I'm currently social distancing so let's see how much I end up watching in the next couple of weeks. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes: It feels like a lot of anime films that come out at the same time as the series is coming out in that it's largely inconsequential and any continuity that it introduces is likely to have no impact on the main series. As is, it was fun with some good fight sequences. The Alien Factor: I haven't watched any Cinematic Titanic before (the other Riffing group made up of MST3k Alums) and it was on the MST3k Twitch Channel. It's a wildly bad film that was riffed well. I might check out some more. Films: 34 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 3
  24. Especially since some of the studios are already sending recent/same-day releases to streaming. Mulan, I can see why Disney is holding off on that one. New Mutants and Antlers, films it inherited from the merger, those are kinda odd. Let's see where we are in a couple of weeks.