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DVDs and Films You Have Watched Recently 3 - The Final Insult

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Somebody dies of a broken arm and Charles Bronson wears one of the best leather jackets in cinema history. All the stars.

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But you told me over the phone she only had a broken arm?

Prepubescent Alex Winter was quite a shock too. 

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Also has Bill S. Preston in his most famous role. 

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8 minutes ago, PowerButchi said:

Also has Bill S. Preston in his most famous role. 

Then he fucking moaned about it on that documentary about Cannon Films, he was the only one in that whole thing that had anything negative to say, miserable turd.

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It's OK, he was in Freeeaked. A befitting punishment. 

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I just watched both Kane's horror films in a row, See no Evil 1 & 2. They're ok slashers and feel a lot like any other cheap horror except for him being in them.

Kane is good fun though despite the crap nonsensical backstory and religious angle they dumped on his character. They should have left that out and just had him more straightforward and cool like he was in wrestling.

Strangely the second film is set immediately after the first despite the fact that they're completely different films and made 8 years apart with different casts and crews. 

I love that he went to the premiere in full gimmick, that guy is a mayor now.

 

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Breakdown

Thrillery / actiony 90s film with Kurt Russell trying to find his wife after she goes missing when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Its really good fun, keeps you glued and is all over in 90 minutes which is the most important thing. I love Kurt Russell so this gets two thumbs up from me. Watched on Netflix

I also watched US Marshals and F/X - two other 90s action films albeit slightly different in tone. I loved them both so I think I may have to pause catching up on recent stuff and start binging some 90s gems!

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US Marshals is under-appreciated because it was a sequel to The Fugitive, which is one of the best films of the 90s. But it's a fine action film. F/X is really good too, one of Brian Dennehy's best. Breakdown is a long-standing UKFF fave and rightly so.

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16 hours ago, Devon Malcolm said:

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (nefarious means)

Absoutely ridiculous that this film is 52 years old and still looks better than almost anything else made since. Also ridiculous that I didn't like it at all when I first saw it. Have to see this on a big screen someday.

When did you first see it? It's a film I've loved more each time I've seen it, but I only saw it for the first time about 5 years ago - it was one I knew I had to be in the mood for, and my partner insisted on me seeing it on the big screen for the first time. It's such an immersive experience that it's difficult the first time, especially if you have the lights on, pause it to make a cup of tea or take a phone call, etc. It's one that rewards as few distractions as possible.

Linked to that, actually, what's the best cinema for that kind of thing in Stockport/Manchester? Is there anywhere that does classic film showings well? (I go up sometimes to visit my Nan - the Plaza looks gorgeous, but haven't managed to go to anything there, outside of their cafe).

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9 minutes ago, Chris B said:

When did you first see it? It's a film I've loved more each time I've seen it, but I only saw it for the first time about 5 years ago - it was one I knew I had to be in the mood for, and my partner insisted on me seeing it on the big screen for the first time. It's such an immersive experience that it's difficult the first time, especially if you have the lights on, pause it to make a cup of tea or take a phone call, etc. It's one that rewards as few distractions as possible.

Linked to that, actually, what's the best cinema for that kind of thing in Stockport/Manchester? Is there anywhere that does classic film showings well? (I go up sometimes to visit my Nan - the Plaza looks gorgeous, but haven't managed to go to anything there, outside of their cafe).

I first saw it when I was about 20 and it was a good 15 or so years before I rewatched it. But yes, it's certainly a mood thing.

The Plaza is definitely the best place around here for that sort of thing. They do play the occasional classic at HOME but Plaza is your best bet. Might be worth checking around the universities and Affleck's Palace, there are a few film societies floating around that might let in some non-students.

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4 hours ago, Chest Rockwell said:

Ah man. So close.. Just one day out. Today is May 19th; Kane day!

Amazing, I actually watched most of it after midnight as well. What are the chances? 

Probably 1 in 365 or something, I'm awful at maths.

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We watched Playing with Fire (dubious methods) the other day. Daughter found it hysterical, I thought it reminded me of those early 90's wacky kid comedies like Dennis and Baby's Day Out. Big Match John was alright, but overall found it pretty meh. At least Judy Greer was in it for a bit.

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1 hour ago, Chris B said:

When did you first see it? It's a film I've loved more each time I've seen it, but I only saw it for the first time about 5 years ago - it was one I knew I had to be in the mood for, and my partner insisted on me seeing it on the big screen for the first time.

Yeah, it's such a different film in the cinema.  We saw the restoration when it was on in the cinema recently (within the last couple of years recently) and it was night and day compared to the VHS release my parents had.  I can't think of many films that have aged as well visually.

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1 hour ago, Hannibal Scorch said:

We watched Playing with Fire (dubious methods) the other day. Daughter found it hysterical, I thought it reminded me of those early 90's wacky kid comedies like Dennis and Baby's Day Out. Big Match John was alright, but overall found it pretty meh. At least Judy Greer was in it for a bit.

I quite liked it, the cast is great and Cena is such a natural at comedy. It knows what it is and doesn't try to exceed its limitations.

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