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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: September 09, 2015, 10:27:12 PM »
‘Annabelle” (2014)
-Annabelle Wallis

Plot: IMDB
A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

Phantom’s Review:
If you’re a fan of gore, sledgehammer shocks, in your face horror and major FX,well you should probably stay away from ‘Annabelle’. This film is a good ,old fashioned ghost story. Slow moving, as it builds up suspense,light on the gore and FX and heavy on acting, atmosphere and suspense. A couple of good “BOO” scenes and some dine acting. If you like a good, slow burn ghost story, I think you’ll like this. I did,

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: September 04, 2015, 04:25:08 PM »
"Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman" (1958)
-Allison Hayes

Plot: IMDB
Nancy Archer is a rich socialite who is unhappily married to husband Harry who left her once but came back to her when he needed money. It hasn't stopped him from continuing his affair with Honey Parker and Nancy knows it. After a confrontation at a local bar, Nancy takes off in her car and has an encounter with a large sphere on the road. There have been rumors of UFOs in the area but no one will believe her. After a second encounter, Nancy grows to an amazing size. More than enough to get her revenge.
Phantom's Review: What can I say that hasn't already been said about this film?
It is one of the most iconic BAD movies ever made. Wonderfully cheesy FX. Over the top (no pun intended) acting and a goofy as Hell plot. Highly enjoyable fare for a Bad Movie Night.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: August 30, 2015, 11:18:39 AM »
‘Tammy And The T Rex’ (1994)
-Denise Richards, Paul Walker

Plot: IMDB
An evil scientist implants the brain of Michael, a murdered high school student, in an animatronic Tyrannosaurus. He escapes, wreaks vengeance on his high school tormentors and is reunited with his sweetheart Tammy. Together, the couple try to elude the mad scientist and the police and find a more appropriate vessel for Michael's brain.

Phantom’s Review: There are bad movies, there are REALLY BAD movies, and then there is this movie. Terrible beyond belief. God awful acting, lame attempts at humor, and a story that is so bad it’s hard to believe this film was actually made. The only thing this film has going for it, is the dinosaur actually looks all right. Skip it at all costs , unless your having a Bad Movie Night.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: August 15, 2015, 05:36:09 PM »
"Ant-Man" (2015)
-Paul Rudd, Micheal Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
Plot: IMDB
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Phantom's Review: In all the years that i have collected comics ( almost 50) I have never really paid much attention to "Ant-Man'. I knew he was around,  had seen him in crossovers with comics i did collect, but he just never did much for me, so I went into the movie with just a basic knowledge of him and with just this, I have to say I enjoyed the movie much. I liked how it was very firmly centered in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but had a very different tone and feel than say 'The Avengers' or 'Captain America'. The plot is a bit similar to the first 'Iron Man' but not enough to distract from the story. Good special FX, good acting and plenty of humor. I had a great time . Can't wait for his next appearance.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: August 05, 2015, 11:12:47 PM »
'Rider Of The Skull' (1965)

A masked rider and two companions travel thru old Mexico fighting supernatural creatures such as a werewolf, A vampire and a headless Horseman.

Phantom's Review: Definitely falling into the catagory of 'Weird Western' this is one of the most hysterically bad movies I have ever seen. God awful FX, terrible acting, a toatally inept hero, and i awear the masked hero must have changed actors in the second part of the film, because he looks taller and thinner. Wonderfully bad Mexican made film. Perfect for a Bad Movie Night.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: June 02, 2015, 04:52:51 PM »
'Mystery Street' (1950)
-Ricardo Montalban, Marshall Thompsan, Elsa Lancaster

Plot: IMDB
Vivian, a B-girl working at "The Grass Skirt," is being brushed off by her rich, married boyfriend. To confront him, she hijacks drunken customer Henry Shanway and his car from Boston to Cape Cod, where she strands Henry...and is never seen again. Months later, a skeleton is found (sans clothes or clues) on a lonely Cape Cod beach. Using the macabre expertise of Harvard forensic specialist Dr. McAdoo, Lt. Pete Morales must work back from bones to the victim's identity, history, and killer. Will he succeed in time to save an innocent suspect?

Phantom's Review: Solid , well made "Noir" murder mystery. One of the first films to use Forensic science as a tool to solve the crime. (Fans of CSI might enjoy it) Montalban is terrific as the young detective assigned to solve a murder. Elsa Lancaster is also great as a scheming landlady out to blackmail the murderer. If you enjoy classic murder mystery's, you should enjoy this film.

Fistful Of Dollars

General Discussion / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. EASTWOOD!
« on: May 31, 2015, 11:12:11 AM »
Happy Birthday to The Man...

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: May 21, 2015, 04:26:53 PM »
'Mad Max: Fury Road' (2015)
-Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

Plot? What plot? Who needs a plot.

Phantom's Review: Absolutely INSANE! The most intense, ball breaking, ass kicking action film I think I have ever seen. The plot is virtually non existent, but who cares! The acting is good, the lines of dialog (what little there is) aren't laughable and the film delivers exactly what it promises, two solid hours of non stop action. Loved it.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: May 03, 2015, 11:36:21 AM »
'Mystery At The Wax Museum" (1933)
-Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray

Plot: IMDB
In London, sculptor Ivan Igor struggles in vain to prevent his partner Worth from burning his wax museum...and his 'children.' Years later, Igor starts a new museum in New York, but his maimed hands confine him to directing lesser artists. People begin disappearing (including a corpse from the morgue); Igor takes a sinister interest in Charlotte Duncan, fiancée of his assistant Ralph, but arouses the suspicions of Charlotte's roommate, wisecracking reporter Florence.

Phantoms Review: Fun, but minor horror classic. One of the few times , that the Remake (House Of Wax with Vincent Price) was better. (in my opinion), But this is still an enjoyable film. Lionel Atwill is wonderfully mad, Fay Wray is as gorgeous as ever and actress Glenda Farrell is a blast as the tough talking female reporter trying to break a big story. Snappy 1930's dialogue, gothic atmosphere and an entertaining story.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: April 01, 2015, 05:50:28 PM »
" A Million Ways To Die In The West" (2014)
-Seth McFarland
Plot: IMDB
As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

Phantom's Review: Crude, foul mouthed and very R rated. It's not a bad movie, it has a couple of very funny moments but almost all of the jokes deal with sex, and bowel movements and that gets old after awhile. My one bit of praise for the film is, it's beautifully filmed. I don't know if director Seth McFarland is a western fan or he went out and watched all of John Ford's movies, but either way he got the look of the film right.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: April 01, 2015, 04:28:01 PM »
Sleepy Hollow
Face Off
The Flash
Expedition Unknown
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Pinkertons
The Musketeers
Doctor Who
The Following
Brain Games
The Walking Dead
Hell On Wheels
Ghost Hunters
(To name a few...damn, I watch too much TV)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: December 18, 2014, 07:38:03 PM »
'Lonesome Dove' is truly  classic.  Brilliant on every level. (and the book is awesome too)

Very nice.  I picked up mine recently at a local Stop & Shop.

Star Trek Collector's Issue Available Now

Just got this myself. Loved it

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Recent Books Read
« on: December 02, 2014, 10:58:40 PM »
Blood Rites: A Dresden Files Novel
Jim Butcher

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: November 16, 2014, 04:07:51 PM »
'Wrestling Women vs The Aztec Mummy' (1964)

Plot:  Title says it all

Phantoms Review:  Wonderfully,  hysterically,  bad :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: November 09, 2014, 12:57:19 AM »
'Silverado' (1985)
-Scott Glenn, Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Plot:  Four likable cowboys bond together and tske on a corrupt sheriff and his gang of deputies in the town of Silverado.

Phantoms Review:  One of my all time favorite films. Four terrific lead actors with great chemistry.  Plenty of western action, humor and damn near every western cliche,  but put together in a loving homage to the western genre. I could watch this film every week and not tire of it.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: November 08, 2014, 05:18:39 PM »
'Hang 'Em High' (1968)
-Clint Eastwood

Plot: A marshal is hanged after being wrongly accused of cattle rustling. He survives and goes after the men who hung him.

Phantoms Review:  Love this movie. Plenty of action, good acting and story. One of Eastwood's best.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Star Wars "Do, or do not. There is no try."
« on: November 08, 2014, 04:48:07 PM »
I've been a 'Trek' since the original show was first on and I've enjoyed most of the spin off shows (didn't really like   'Enterprise' all that much) and I saw all the original  'Star Wars' films on opening day. Loved them . Phantom Meance was awful. (Gives Phantoms a bad name) but the other two were fine. The cartoons are entertaining, and I'm looking forward to J.J. Abrams take on this universe.
I'm a proud fan of both, just a little more 'Trek' but I'll be there when Episode 7 hits the theatres.

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