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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the night watchman wrote:
My absolute favorite is probably Them!, followed by The Black Scorpion, Tarantula! (parodied wonderfully in Lilo & Stitch) and Monster That Challenged the World.


Them! rocks. I'm also partial to Day of the Triffids (not quite a bug movie, of course, but certainly in the same zip code).

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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baldwin wrote:


I used to love it, but I watched it a couple of weeks ago, and there was no magic, whatsoever. I dunno what happened. Crying or Very sad


The magic might return. Your taste might have developed past the point where your able to appreciate the movie one way, but you might be able to find your way back to it via another angle. I mentioned something like that with me in an earlier post.
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm also partial to Day of the Triffids.


Have you ever read the book? I think it's by the same guy who wrote Village of the Damned (aka The Midwich Cuckoos). Windham, I think his name is?
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the night watchman wrote:
Have you ever read the book? I think it's by the same guy who wrote Village of the Damned (aka The Midwich Cuckoos). Windham, I think his name is?


I have not read either. I've seen both versions of Village, though. I couldn't stomach the Carpenter, but I'm a big George Sanders fan, so I have affection for the original film.

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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I couldn't stomach the Carpenter.


Carpenter's remake was a big disappointment for me too, not only because the original is a favorite of mine, but because there are moments when Carpenter's movie makes some motions toward genuinely interesting ideas (the children's "pair-bonds") but never follows through. He seemed to be in total paint-by-numbers mode with that one.
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Worstest? ;)



That was deliberate, that was deliberate... I say, try seeing Commando again. I first saw it when I was around 5 and was extremely impressed by its violence [I had never seen anything like it before]; recently, I bought it on DVD and, like, loved it dude.
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
I've seen both versions of Village, though. I couldn't stomach the Carpenter, but I'm a big George Sanders fan, so I have affection for the original film.

Eric


I've only seen Carpenter's version -- it's okay, I guess.
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Third M?n wrote:
the night watchman wrote:
Worstest? ;)



That was deliberate, that was deliberate...


I kinda figured. Smile

I'll watch Commando again if you watch the 1960 version of Villiage of the Damned. Deal?
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Night Watchman, that's like trading Alex Rodriguez for a utility infielder. You'd be getting the good end of that deal, Mr. Lime.

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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the last part. (I don't know who Alex Rodriguez is or what a utility infielder is.)
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Night Watchman, that's like trading Alex Rodriguez for a utility infielder. You'd be getting the good end of that deal, Mr. Lime.

Eric


Now that was predictable, Eric. Believe it or not, Commando rules. In fact, I think it may be the greatest motion picture of all time...

That said, I saw some of the original Village of the Damned on TCM, but not much -- is it, um, scary?


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The Third M?n wrote:


That said, I saw some of the original Village of the Damned on TCM, but not much -- is, um, scary?


I wouldn't say it's scary -- more suspenseful.

Incidently, The Simpsons parodied it in one episode, with a movie hilariously titled The Bloodening.
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now that was predictable, Eric. Believe it or not, Commando rules. In fact, I think it may be the greatest motion picture of all time...


How's about this: I think The 6th Day is a genuinely good sci-fi picture.

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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
The Third M?n wrote:


Now that was predictable, Eric. Believe it or not, Commando rules. In fact, I think it may be the greatest motion picture of all time...


How's about this: I think The 6th Day is a genuinely good sci-fi picture.

Eric


Whether you really mean it or not, the film isn't. It's merely okay.
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PostPosted: 02.14.2004 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both of those pale in comparison to Hercules in New York. Razz
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