What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

April 10th, 2017 at 11:02:42 AM permalink
rxwine
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It's amazing how many monsters are intent on eating human flesh. Alien monsters, prehistoric monsters, supernatural monsters. I think it's based on how political monsters operate in real life.


Made me think of spoof for a scifi movie. Aliens come to Earth and take over the brains of salmon. We defeat them by having fish dinners.
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April 10th, 2017 at 11:11:11 AM permalink
rxwine
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Speaking of oddball movies. Watched "Bubba Ho-Tep" the other evening.

Elvis trades places with an impersonator because he gets tired of his life. The real Elvis pretends he is an impersonator, but then breaks his hip and ends up in a nursing home. The nursing home has an Egyptian mummy eating souls of the old folks. Elvis and a guy who may or may not be Jack Kennedy take him on.
The real JFK's brain is in the white house, being kept alive.
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April 10th, 2017 at 1:24:21 PM permalink
Nareed
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Made me think of spoof for a scifi movie. Aliens come to Earth and take over the brains of salmon. We defeat them by having fish dinners.


I was struck by the insistence of the T-Rex in the first Jurassic Park to keep chasing after the humans, as though they were the only edible lifeform on the island.



Niven wrote a story where [SPOILER ALERT!] carnivorous aliens buy the rights to human genomes, then grow spare body parts, or even brainless clones, and eat them. They also trade advanced biological technologies.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
April 10th, 2017 at 1:29:08 PM permalink
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Made me think of spoof for a scifi movie. Aliens come to Earth and take over the brains of salmon. We defeat them by having fish dinners.


"Lox in Space"
April 10th, 2017 at 1:38:11 PM permalink
kenarman
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"Lox in Space"


LOL
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April 17th, 2017 at 6:46:17 AM permalink
Nareed
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I saw "Suicide Squad."

Meh.

The acting's quite good, in particular Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis. But the story overall is the reluctant heroes on a quest trope, with heroes even more reluctant than usual (and compliance gimmicks straight out of "Escape From New York," too).

Given these guys are villains rather than super heroes, why not put them in a situation where they'd do things heroes wouldn't or couldn't do?
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
April 18th, 2017 at 5:55:29 PM permalink
terapined
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Finally saw Live by Night
Ben Affleck directed and starred that bombed
The book was great.
The movie left out the best parts of the book. WTF
Watching, I was totally dismayed.
One of the worst adaptations i have ever read then seen
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April 28th, 2017 at 1:51:16 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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New Zealand teenaagers need parental permission to watch teen suicide film: 13 Reasons Why Huffington Post and all over the place.
April 28th, 2017 at 1:51:16 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Darn it all.... I still can't figure out why my computer double clicks when I click only once. Sorry.
April 29th, 2017 at 10:27:02 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Tom Hanks Heads to Worst Opening Weekend and Lowest Box Office Ever of Career

http://www.showbiz411.com/2017/04/29/tom-hanks-heads-to-worst-opening-weekend-and-lowest-box-office-ever-of-career
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