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Christopher
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« Reply #4300 on: April 03, 2020, 10:27:50 AM »

A little over a month ago I watched Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, and last night I watched Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman. These were direct to video movies from 1999 and 2000, respectively, and I somewhat remember hearing about them at that time (I probably saw the videos out in stores). I figured I'd mention them on the board since I used to have an Alvin avatar. :D ;D

I watched these on the Encore Family channel, so if you have kids you might want to check them out if you have that channel (they're probably available through other means as well). They're very much directed at children, but an old fan like me enjoyed them as well, especially the Wolfman movie. Or if you're Matt--Matt might enjoy them too. ;)
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« Reply #4301 on: April 10, 2020, 02:06:26 AM »

I've taken the opportunity to rewatch a bunch of Coen brothers' movies, including The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, A Serious Man, and The Man Who Wasn't There. Not just great movies, and even masterpieces, but comfort movies. I might pull out some favorite Woody Allen movies next, and go from there.
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« Reply #4302 on: April 12, 2020, 01:34:50 PM »

Tina and I watched these last weekend.  Love these action movies.  Hoping and fourth is coming. 




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« Reply #4303 on: April 12, 2020, 08:16:01 PM »

Yeah love the Expendables. No other movie has had that many action stars in it. I'm hoping for fourth one too. Would be cool for Eastwood to make a cameo like Chuck Norris did. But I know that's highly unlikely.
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« Reply #4304 on: April 15, 2020, 06:07:34 PM »

There was a rumor going around that Stallone approached Eastwood to appear in the third Expendables film.  I don’t know if there’s any truth to it, but definitely would’ve been cool.  Still would be but I agree, very unlikely.  Not impossible, but improbable.




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« Reply #4305 on: April 17, 2020, 01:53:26 AM »

I like that image of Clint Jed :)
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« Reply #4306 on: May 20, 2020, 04:44:24 PM »

Antwone Fisher (2002)

I had trouble sleeping last night and came across this.  Very good and entertaining.  Great acting by all involved.  My first time seeing it and reinforces my opinion that Denzel Washington is the greatest actor.




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« Reply #4307 on: May 20, 2020, 05:15:53 PM »

Denzel is a great actor, and a pretty good director as well. I find it kind of ashame that he has not really maximized his talents in recent years in his choice of projects. Most of the movies that he's done, especially recently, are kind of forgettable action movies, similar to Liam Neeson. He's another actor that is more talented than his projects would suggest.
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« Reply #4308 on: June 30, 2020, 05:49:08 PM »

I recently watched Superman III and IV, which I hadn't seen in a very long time. I only remembered parts of the movies. I've seen the first two movies the most, which is why I just skipped to the last two, but now I kinda want to go back and watch the first two again. The third film is so bizarre, it feels like they stuck Superman in a Richard Pryor movie. From the opening slapstick comedy sequence to the end, the film is such a departure from the first two movies. Though the scene when the villain's sister is pulled into the super computer really freaked me out as a kid. III is definitely my least favorite of the franchise.

I also watched the 1943 serial Batman. The racism against the Japanese is cringeworthy (and of course reminds us of how nasty that time in American history is), but it was interesting to see the very first live action version of Batman nevertheless. You can see how the 1960s show took inspiration in those old serials. Coming up soon I'll check out the 1949 serial Batman and Robin, plus I have a couple Superman serials to watch from 1948 and 1950.

It's interesting that current TV seasons that run maybe only 8 or so episodes seem like a throwback to the serials. I've thought before that those short seasons really make it more like a miniseries.
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