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    The original Kong,1933, was my first scary picture, followed by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1941, Spencer Tracy, black and white tv Saturday matinee. Nothing has ever topped that first trip to skull Island lol!!

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    "The Wall." In all truth, a terrible movie... but it was enjoyable. Nothing original, although it had a lot of action for an hour and a half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mphprez View Post
    "The Wall." In all truth, a terrible movie... but it was enjoyable. Nothing original, although it had a lot of action for an hour and a half.
    A terrible movie? I thought The Great Wall was really good and enjoyable too. ~Cap
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    Split

    On Thur. afternoon, I saw the movie Split. This is a horror movie and hard to describe (I'm not giving spoliers). I give it 4 stars and highly recommend a trip to the theater. I thought it was well done. There is a surprise at the end of the movie.



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    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    On Thur. afternoon, I saw the movie Split. This is a horror movie and hard to describe (I'm not giving spoliers). I give it 4 stars and highly recommend a trip to the theater. I thought it was well done. There is a surprise at the end of the movie. Cap
    I considered this more suspension than horror. Very predictable but well done I agree. Best M. Night movie since The Village IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I considered this more suspension than horror. Very predictable but well done I agree. Best M. Night movie since The Village IMO.
    I'd probably argue since Unbreakable. I personally don't think Signs and The Village where good at all. I'm pretty sure I called the ending to The Village from like the first 15 minutes of the movie. All that said I'd actually say that The Visit was actually pretty decent.
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    I'm a big M. Night fan and I think the only one of his films I actively disliked was Lady In The Water, though to be fair I have not seen The Last Airbender or After Earth. A lot of people have problems with Signs and The Village and I get the complaints as the movies do have their flaws. That being said, I absolutely loved The Village, but that's mostly due to the relationship between Howard and Phoenix's characters. The scene with them sitting out on the porch at night is one of my favorites.

    I'm glad to see Unbreakable start to get some love recently as it was raked over the coals pretty bad when it was released. The deliberate pacing of the movie really turned off a lot of people I knew. I'd love to see M. Night and Willis team up again.

    The Visit is solid and when I watched it I enjoyed it, but in with a little more time to mull it over, I don't find it as satisfying as his other films. In anticipation of seeing Split when it comes out on DVD, I plan on revisiting his filmography in order though I'll probably omit Airbender and After Earth.
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    I have not seen The Visit, but might check it out. I like Signs (aside from thinking the ending was kind of lame IMO). The Village was alright, I actually like it. Never did see Lady In The Water, or anything else of his, other than Devil, which was pretty good to me. I have heard nothing but bad re: After Earth, and have no desire to even watch it.

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    After Earth was mostly just incredibly boring and bland. It was really just Will Smith using it as a vehicle to put is son in a leading role in a movie. The Last Airbender on the other hand was doomed from the get go. You can try and cram a long and complex story like Avatar into a single movie. Especially one as beloved by it's fans as Avatar. The movie just wreaked of studio interference and people that just didn't care about the source material.
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    Loved Unbreakable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    I'd probably argue since Unbreakable. I personally don't think Signs and The Village where good at all. I'm pretty sure I called the ending to The Village from like the first 15 minutes of the movie. All that said I'd actually say that The Visit was actually pretty decent.
    I'd agree, Dan about Unbreakable. As Keith stated, I feel the same way towards The Village due to the casting. Both excellent actors IMO.

    Don't waste your time with After Earth.

    How do you guys feel about The Sixth Sense? I thought it was well done also.

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    Unbreakable might be one of my favorite super hero movies ever. Even when I rewatched it recently (my GF hadn't seen it before) I felt that it held up well. Even knowing the twist didn't detract too much from it.

    Same with the Sixth Sense - I saw it in the theater before it became the thing to see and it blew me away. And when I rewatched it, I saw SO MUCH more (I think I read an essay about the use of color) and might have even enjoyed it more the second time around.

    I still love Signs. Just ignore the fact that aliens came to earth of all places, I still think it was a great suspenseful movie.

    I remember predicting the twist in The Village about 15-20 minutes into it. Haven't seen it since (I own it though!) so I don't recall what it was that made me guess it - probably just the idea that there had to be a twist . . . what could it be.

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    I don't have a problem with the aliens' weakness in Signs. I do understand where the argument comes into play and to a certain point agree, but the argument could be leveled at The War of the Worlds and the Martians' lack of knowledge about earth bacteria.

    The Sixth Sense is a fantastic movie whose themes change on repeat viewings. The first time, it's a creepy ghost story about Bruce Willis trying to save a young boy from his gift; second time, the scares don't work as well, but it becomes a more fully realized discussion on grief and loss. Haley Joel Osment absolutely deserved his Oscar nomination, but Willis's work on both this and Unbreakable deserved to get more accolades than it did.

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    THE VISIT IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!! Haha maybe not that great, but a decent story with a ton of humor. Saw it three times in theaters: once with my girlfriend and then we took our friends to see it twice. Love the scene where the grandma pops up in front of the camera and of course, YAHTZEEEEE!!!

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    I'm probably being too harsh... The writers did draw from the mythology very well and the acting and directing were great. I especially liked the scenes (SPOILERS AHEAD)
    Spoiler!
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    The Visit had it's fun. I didn't love it, some of my friends did though. The little kid was just irritating. I guess that was the point though.

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    Finally got around to watching Split and I thought it was more of a "return to form" for M. Night than The Visit was. It doesn't quite rank up there with my favorite films of his, but I was pleasantly surprised. James McAvoy kills it as the man suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder, but I was also glad to see The Witch's Anya Taylor-Joy in another solid performance. What made the movie even better was the ending. It's not a "twist" in the typical M. Night fashion, but rather a "revelation" that made me more excited than any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe end credit scenes. Grade: B+

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    My wife and I have decided to dedicate the month of May to watching older films that we might have missed out on or never gotten around to watching. The goal was to pick two to three movies from each decade that at least one of us hadn't seen, thus eliminating the some of the easier choices ("We both like Grease, let's just watch that again"), no movies that duplicated directors (once again to help broaden horizons, instead of just picking a handful of Hitchcock movies we haven't seen yet), and nothing that was in the science fiction/horror genres as we do a list specifically for these genres during October. With the Blu-rays and DVDs already in hand, I think it is safe to unveil the line-up:

    1. Citizen Kane (1941) *I've actually had this for a year or two and never gotten around to watching it.
    2. Laura (1944)
    3. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
    4. An American in Paris (1951)
    5. Spartacus (1960)
    6. The Hustler (1961)
    7. The Conversation (1974)
    8. The Tenant (1976)
    9. All the President's Men (1976)
    10. 48 HRS (1982)
    11. To Live and Die in LA (1985)
    12. Rain Man (1988)
    13. Backdraft (1991)
    14. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
    15. Trainspotting (1996)

    Looking the list over, I feel pretty good about my choices, though we'll see when we start watching them. It wasn't my intention, but I also got a pretty good list of directors: Orson Welles, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick, Walter Hill, William Friedkin, Barry Levinson, Ron Howard, Roman Polanski, Francis Ford Coppola, Danny Boyle, and Peter Jackson. I can't wait to dig in!

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    Detention: I have no idea what I just watched. There are movies that mash up genres to highly entertaining effects and then there's movies that throw everything and the kitchen sink into a steaming stew of wtf-ery. Detention falls solidly in the latter camp.

    The movie follows young Riley Jones as the geeky girl who tries desperately to kill herself to no avail as she pines for her best friend, Clapton Davis--a "too-cool-for-school" Josh Hutcherson--who is dating the new head cheerleader of Grizzly Falls high school, Ione. But Clapton is too busy to notice Riley as not only does he have a new hot blonde girlfriend to make out with, he has to get the principal of the high school off his back by either getting an A in a class...or saving the universe. He also has Ione's jock ex-boyfriend to deal with who every thinks is pumped on steroids, but actually has Jeff Goldblum-The Fly blood coursing through his veins. Did I mention that classmates are also being bumped off by the in-movie killer, Cinderhella? Yeah, that's happening as well. If you think the movie is full to bursting already just wait until I get to the time-traveling bear and UFO sightings...

    All the disparate parts do come together in the end but not in a Shyamalan-"I need to watch that again"-kinda way, but more in a shrugging "sure, why not?" resignation. It's loud, obnoxious and a little too smug in its own cleverness, but when the jokes do land, it's kinda fun. Unfortunately it barely takes a deep breath to allow any of the jokes to fully register before bombarding you with more. Imagine a genre version of Juno but spun out on methamphetamines. I'm sure that some people will LOVE this movie and I can see it playing like gangbusters at a midnight showing in the right venue, but for me, it didn't quite work. Grade: C+

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    I have to say the premise of Detention intrigues, but mostly in the way that a car accident attracts passersby.

    Solid list of films for the month. Most I have seen, and enjoyed, but there's a couple that I've missed.

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