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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Just rewatched the first Mission: Impossible movie and it was exactly what I remembered: decent spy action movie but not a lot of substance. Some of the set pieces are fun, but there’s just not a lot to make the viewer invested in whether or not poor Tom Cruise gets out of the pickle he’s in. Grade: C+
    I believe it's the third one (or maybe the fourth) where the series figures out what it wants to be. It's similar to the Fast and Furious movies - took a few before the series "got it" and it became more than it started out to be.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    SATOR seems to be pretty polarizing. I’ve heard people rave about it and others, like you, hate it. It’s in my queue but it’ll probably be a while before I get to it. I’m trying to make a concerted effort to get through my backlog of unwatched dvds and Blu-ray’s. I’ve probably got around 35 waiting to be watched, some stretching back 12+ years.


    Ditto on the Blu-Rays and DVDs.....I have over a thousand, and since the player is in the living room, and the TV I can never get near (In addition to my wife dominating that TV, the Switch is also hooked up there, so I have gaming kids to compete with....), I never get to watch any of them.
    Last night I watched an old hidden gem favorite of mine on Amazon Prime, REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS. I never get tired of watching that film. In an better world, it would have kicked off a franchise and spawned a series of sequels.....If you haven't seen it, give it a go. Tremendous fun.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    SATOR seems to be pretty polarizing. I’ve heard people rave about it and others, like you, hate it. It’s in my queue but it’ll probably be a while before I get to it. I’m trying to make a concerted effort to get through my backlog of unwatched dvds and Blu-ray’s. I’ve probably got around 35 waiting to be watched, some stretching back 12+ years.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    My Wife is monopolizing the TV 24/7 watching the Olympics, so I've been venturing out into my summer sanctuary (The sunroom...) and watching movies at night.

    I've heard great things about a film on Shudder called SATOR, so I gave it a spin, and....wow, that was some boring shit. Very atmospheric, and alllllllmost worth watching for a brief shock towards the end, but I kept checking the time to see when this would end. Dud.

    On the other hand, I watched a weird Dutch film on Shudder called UNCAGED, which features a monstrous man-eating Lion on the loose in Amsterdam. Good creature-feature, decent Lion effects, and the gore and the final showdown were bonkers. A lot of fun. (One nitpick that most people won't even notice- I collect movie soundtracks, so I'm very attuned to film scores. The Director of UNCAGED also scored it, and the awful, wildly inappropriate score just drove me crazy.)

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Just rewatched the first Mission: Impossible movie and it was exactly what I remembered: decent spy action movie but not a lot of substance. Some of the set pieces are fun, but there’s just not a lot to make the viewer invested in whether or not poor Tom Cruise gets out of the pickle he’s in. Grade: C+

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  • Martin
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    Thanks guys. When I go for it I will watch the 1982 version.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I have no issue with Tom Cruise and have enjoyed several movies he is in. With that said I have absolutely no interest in Jerry Maguire. Just checked on demand to see if I could watch The Thing. Found there are three versions of the movie. 1982 which is the one I was aware of. A remake in 2001 that I had somehow missed and one made in 1951. Anybody have thoughts on which one I should watch as I probably will only watch one version.
    The original is a fun time, but the Carpenter version is the way to go. The 2011 one is supposed to be a prequel that plays more like a straight remake, and I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I have no issue with Tom Cruise and have enjoyed several movies he is in. With that said I have absolutely no interest in Jerry Maguire. Just checked on demand to see if I could watch The Thing. Found there are three versions of the movie. 1982 which is the one I was aware of. A remake in 2001 that I had somehow missed and one made in 1951. Anybody have thoughts on which one I should watch as I probably will only watch one version.
    John Carpenter’s version from 1982 is considered the best, which is the one I’d recommend. Probably my favorite horror movie of all time.

    The original has its merits as well. Beyond the conceit of finding in alien frozen in ice, they’re pretty much completely different films. I haven’t seen the one from 2001 and heard it’s pretty much a boring remake of the Carpenter version.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post


    I can't stand Tom Cruise, but the guy does pick some good movies...JERRY MAGUIRE is one of the better ones. You should definitely check it, as well as THE THING, out, Martin.

    I watched ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE on Amazon Prime last night, a very interesting take on Vampires with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, two actors that I will watch no matter what they're in. Highly recommended.
    I have no issue with Tom Cruise and have enjoyed several movies he is in. With that said I have absolutely no interest in Jerry Maguire. Just checked on demand to see if I could watch The Thing. Found there are three versions of the movie. 1982 which is the one I was aware of. A remake in 2001 that I had somehow missed and one made in 1951. Anybody have thoughts on which one I should watch as I probably will only watch one version.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I have never seen The Thing or Jerry Macguire. The Thing is a movie that I will someday watch but I have not gotten around to it yet. The only thing I know about Jerry Macguire is the scene with the two characters screeming 'show me the money' back and forth. To be honest those few seconds was enough to make me avoid the movie and I have no interest in seeing it.

    I can't stand Tom Cruise, but the guy does pick some good movies...JERRY MAGUIRE is one of the better ones. You should definitely check it, as well as THE THING, out, Martin.

    I watched ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE on Amazon Prime last night, a very interesting take on Vampires with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, two actors that I will watch no matter what they're in. Highly recommended.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I love The Thing. On every re-watch I find it compelling and creepy. Jerry Macquire never did anything for me but I have always been a little put off by Tom Cruise. On a positive note, even though he can put me off, he has several movies that I really liked. Just looked up his movies and Top Gun, Legend, Rain Man, Far and Away, War of the Worlds, and Rock of Ages all stand out as movies I have watched, and enjoyed, multiple times.


    I have never seen The Thing or Jerry Macguire. The Thing is a movie that I will someday watch but I have not gotten around to it yet. The only thing I know about Jerry Macguire is the scene with the two characters screeming 'show me the money' back and forth. To be honest those few seconds was enough to make me avoid the movie and I have no interest in seeing it.

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  • Ben Staad
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    It might have been me that doesn't care much for Jaws. Sorry my friend and don't lose your head.

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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Man, first someone writes that they didn't care for Jaws (the movie) on the Suntup thread and now someone writes that they didn't care for The Thing (the movie) on this thread. Can you hear that? It's the sound of my head exploding like in the Scanners movies!

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  • Ben Staad
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    I love The Thing. On every re-watch I find it compelling and creepy. Jerry Macquire never did anything for me but I have always been a little put off by Tom Cruise. On a positive note, even though he can put me off, he has several movies that I really liked. Just looked up his movies and Top Gun, Legend, Rain Man, Far and Away, War of the Worlds, and Rock of Ages all stand out as movies I have watched, and enjoyed, multiple times.

    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Man, first someone writes that they didn't care for Jaws (the movie) on the Suntup thread and now someone writes that they didn't care for The Thing (the movie) on this thread. Can you hear that? It's the sound of my head exploding like in the Scanners movies!

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  • sholloman81
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    Man, first someone writes that they didn't care for Jaws (the movie) on the Suntup thread and now someone writes that they didn't care for The Thing (the movie) on this thread. Can you hear that? It's the sound of my head exploding like in the Scanners movies!

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  • Brian861
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    Jerry Maguire is one of my all time favorite movies. I'm a huge Cruise fan so I'm pretty partial on that account.

    I finally got around to watching The Thing (1982) from beginning to end. I honestly was kinda bored but the practical effects were really good.

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