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KillerGoldfish
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RE:Recently Viewed Fights Back From The Grave
(Date Posted:03/03/2017 3:39 PM)

I was warned away from this one, but frankly I thought it was dang good.  And this weekend, a VERY special treasure:

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Mayzshon
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

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RE:Recently Viewed Fights Back From The Grave
(Date Posted:03/25/2017 9:28 AM)

Woman in Gold- True story of Maria Altman's quest to get back the Klimt painting the Nazi's stole from her family.  
Thanks to Marxo, I actually knew who Klimt was.

ZAQB, educational and corrupting, all at the same time.
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KillerGoldfish
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Rank:Pain Stuffer

Score:1866

RE:Recently Viewed Fights Back From The Grave
(Date Posted:03/27/2017 2:59 PM)

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Marxo_Grouch
3124# 



Rank:Butt-ologist

Score:4257

Reply To Mayzshon
(Date Posted:03/29/2017 4:06 AM)

Reply to Mayzshon (03/25/2017 10:28 AM)

Woman in Gold- True story of Maria Altman's quest to get back the Klimt painting the Nazi's stole from her family.  
Thanks to Marxo, I actually knew who Klimt was.

ZAQB, educational and corrupting, all at the same time.

Like when Ryan Gosling played a junkie schoolteacher.

I did enjoy writing those Klimt pieces, and I was supposed to be getting my hands on a copy of Woman in Gold last year, but it somehow fell through and I still haven't seen it.

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The_Masked_Claw
3125# 



Rank:Dildo Hacker

Score:7935

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/12/2017 5:50 AM)

So, I've watched a bunch of shit since I last reported in here.  But anyway, I finally outlasted 'Vincent Dawn's' Alienators (aka Shocking Dark) yesterday.  That one took a couple of sittings.  For fans of how NOT to do films, there are many, many golden turkey moments.  It would make a fun watch party with the right people.  But make no mistake about it.  This is a garbage movie.
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The_Masked_Claw
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Rank:Dildo Hacker

Score:7935

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/12/2017 6:34 AM)

And weirdly enough, Reb Brown in Strike Commando just floated to the surface of the movie piles while I was futzing around in the den.  Reb was at Pensacon, but I only got to briefly visit his table (not his panel talk).  I'd have probably watched Strike Commando prior to the con had I not been all involved in just getting into this place.
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The_Masked_Claw
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Rank:Dildo Hacker

Score:7935

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/15/2017 7:37 PM)

Just over the past three days I've seen:

We Go On (2016)
The Hidden (1987)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Krull (1983)
Manborg (2011)
Killer Party (1986)
Contracted (2013)
 

All were solid.    Now that I'm back to the overnite gig, watching cheesy movies in the wee hours just seems like the thing to do!
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The_Masked_Claw
3128# 



Rank:Dildo Hacker

Score:7935

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/17/2017 9:39 AM)

Terry Gilliam's Tideland (2005).  Anybody else seen this thing?  Yeesh.  None of Gilliam's work (that comes to mind at this moment) is overtly in the horror genre per-se, yet when I stop and consider it, he's always displayed masterful elements of horror (and the horrible) in each of his movies.  Well, it's certainly abundant in this bleak fucker.  I don't know if Brendan Fletcher won any awards for his portrayal of Dickens, but he would in my book. 
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The_Masked_Claw
3129# 



Rank:Dildo Hacker

Score:7935

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/18/2017 12:08 PM)

Here Alone had me rooting for a woman camping by a mountain lake after a worldwide rabies-like outbreak.  We get flashbacks to her family flight for the wilderness when civilization first starts to crumble.   She helps a guy and his step-daughter and lets them stay with her.  They grow fond of each other, and he wants her to join them on their trek further north, where they believe there might still be some signs of civilization.  It was a different take on the rage virus theme, and I found the change refreshing.  Less action, more dramatic, but still tension-filled. 
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Deeky
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Rank:Backseat Heat

Score:8850

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/18/2017 1:06 PM)

Reply to The_Masked_Claw (04/17/2017 11:39 AM)

Terry Gilliam's Tideland (2005).  Anybody else seen this thing?  Yeesh.  None of Gilliam's work (that comes to mind at this moment) is overtly in the horror genre per-se, yet when I stop and consider it, he's always displayed masterful elements of horror (and the horrible) in each of his movies.  Well, it's certainly abundant in this bleak fucker.  I don't know if Brendan Fletcher won any awards for his portrayal of Dickens, but he would in my book. 



Brendan Fletcher costars in my second-favorite made-for-TV movie ever, Dead Ahead. It's about a suburban mother on a camping trip who is forced to protect herself and her teenage son from ruthless fugitive bank robbers. The only things in her disposal: a longbow, some scrunchies, and her wits.

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The_Masked_Claw
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Rank:Dildo Hacker

Score:7935

Reply To Deeky
(Date Posted:04/18/2017 1:26 PM)

Reply to Deeky (04/18/2017 1:06 PM)

Reply to The_Masked_Claw (04/17/2017 11:39 AM)

Terry Gilliam's Tideland (2005).  Anybody else seen this thing?  Yeesh.  None of Gilliam's work (that comes to mind at this moment) is overtly in the horror genre per-se, yet when I stop and consider it, he's always displayed masterful elements of horror (and the horrible) in each of his movies.  Well, it's certainly abundant in this bleak fucker.  I don't know if Brendan Fletcher won any awards for his portrayal of Dickens, but he would in my book. 



Brendan Fletcher costars in my second-favorite made-for-TV movie ever, Dead Ahead. It's about a suburban mother on a camping trip who is forced to protect herself and her teenage son from ruthless fugitive bank robbers. The only things in her disposal: a longbow, some scrunchies, and her wits.



It'd be interesting to see him in something different.  He pours heart and soul into Dickens for Tideland.   
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Deeky
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Rank:Backseat Heat

Score:8850

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/18/2017 1:47 PM)

He's also in Trucks, a surprisingly shitty remake of Maximum Overdrive.

There is a chance I have both on DVD dubs somewhere.
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The_Masked_Claw
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Rank:Dildo Hacker

Score:7935

Reply To Deeky
(Date Posted:04/18/2017 9:35 PM)

Reply to Deeky (04/18/2017 1:06 PM)


Brendan Fletcher costars in my second-favorite made-for-TV movie ever, Dead Ahead.



Is Night of the Scarecrow in the #1 spot?
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Deeky
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Rank:Backseat Heat

Score:8850

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/19/2017 9:09 AM)

My all-time favorite made-for-TV movie is Runaway Car starring Judge Reinhold.

It's about a runway car.
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The_Masked_Claw
3135# 



Rank:Dildo Hacker

Score:7935

Reply To Deeky
(Date Posted:04/19/2017 11:35 AM)

Reply to Deeky (04/19/2017 9:09 AM)

My all-time favorite made-for-TV movie is Runaway Car starring Judge Reinhold.

It's about a runway car.


I've never really thought about it.  And now I wish I hadn't.  What-all fits the criteria for MfTV movies?  There's some I adore from the 70's heyday that would be in the running;  if only for nostalgia's sake.  What about TV mini-series like It or Salem's Lot?  Do Lifetime Network movies count?  A couple of those are just bonkers.  After-school specials?  Of course, nowadays there's top-notch MfTV movies by Netflix and Amazon, ferchrisakes.  That really muddies the waters.  I'm not sure what constitutes MfTV anymore.
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Deeky
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Rank:Backseat Heat

Score:8850

Re:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/20/2017 10:17 AM)

I'd count anything that was made specifically for broadcast television. That would include Afterschool Specials. I'd be willing to include mini-series, maybe, at least tangentially. I'd probably also include anything made for basic cable, since those tend to be done on a limited budget. So, yeah, Lifetime movies are in.

I would not count anything made for premium cable, like an HBO movie. I don't know how I feel about Netflix movies. I'm not sure I've even seen a Netflix original.
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Marxo_Grouch
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Rank:Butt-ologist

Score:4257

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/21/2017 4:24 AM)

I'd go along with Deeky's definition pretty much to a T. I tried to think of some of the TV movies I saw over time and the first thing that popped into my head was a really silly cop show spoof called Murder Can Hurt You, which had all kinds of comedic actors playing take-offs of TV cops. The only ones I remember offhand were Tony Danza playing a Baretta avatar and Victor Buono (I think) playing a version of Raymond Burr's wheelchair-bound detective Ironside called Iron Bottom.

Actually, this is the absolute perfect segue into something I jus finished watching, because it was a TV movie too, although it was made for German TV. A two-part, roughly three-and-a-half-hour-long science fiction story written and directed by Fassbinder called World on a Wire. Despite taking me multiple sessions to get through, it was actually remarkably successful as a straightforward sci-fi story, something I would have no problem recommending to fans of low budget sci-fi provided we're talking about the more philosophical variety. Basically it's all about virtual reality (this was in 1973) and the conundrums of existence that arise thereof that writers still make hash of today. It's Fassbinder, so it isn't 100% accessible for your average American, but it's a lot more so than much of his other work, and the story, as I said, is all pretty straightforward. He also uses the trick of making wonderful economy out of means to create a world that feels slightly futuristic without really being explicitly so. One thing that pegs it definitively as something that would NOT have aired on American television is a scene in which a woman appears buck naked, and with visible hip beard as well.

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Count0
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Rank:Monstertrucker

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RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/21/2017 6:35 AM)

I feel like movies made for Netflix or Amazon Prime or whatever wouldn't fit; I think they're more likely to be sort of the modern version of direct-to-video stuff from the '80s and '90s.
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Marxo_Grouch
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Rank:Butt-ologist

Score:4257

Reply To Count0
(Date Posted:04/22/2017 4:04 AM)

Reply to Count0 (04/21/2017 7:35 AM)

I feel like movies made for Netflix or Amazon Prime or whatever wouldn't fit; I think they're more likely to be sort of the modern version of direct-to-video stuff from the '80s and '90s.


You're right to a degree. There is still a...stigma is too strong, but something like that, attached to not being a theatrical release, but these companies, in at least some of their output, are genuinely striving to compete with the studios in terms of making films that get critics buzzing, which the DtV companies didn't, not generally anyway.

And to that point, there's also a basic structural thing going on between films made to be watched uninterrupted and those designed for commercial breaks. There's no reason why they couldn't simply be the same sort of act breaks that almost all films have, but likely by dint of being made by people used to working in TV, those films often do seem to approach those breaks with an actual 'and now a word from our sponsor' sensibility, if you're following me. It's just a matter of presentation. And yeah, Lifetime movies and, like, Hallmark movies would definitely qualify.

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Deeky
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Rank:Backseat Heat

Score:8850

RE:Recently Viewed
(Date Posted:04/23/2017 5:07 PM)

Rogue One the Star Wars spin-off was great. Loved every minute of it.
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