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That sounds very interesting, Soggelos. I like the end of the world.

Is it streaming anywhere?
 

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Stealth [2005]
A hyper realistic and totally plausible and believable account of warfare in 21C.
Nah. Just kidding.
This is a "look at the pretty pictures" film.
Three best of the best pilots in state of the art experimental aircraft are joined by an AI combat plane as their fourth Wing man/machine.
Mayhem ensues...
The action scenes flow nicely as long as you don't expect them to make sense.
There a few little attempts to bring in bigger issues [who is responsible for what an AI decides to do?] but they don't let that get in the way too much.
 

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THE KILLER IS LOOSE (1956) NOIR ALLEY.
When police go to arrest a suspect involved in a bank robbery, after they knock, and demand his surrender, the suspect fires through the closed door. Upon bursting into an apartment occupied by the criminal, Det. Sam Wagner (Joseph Cotten) shoots a shadowy figure which turns out to be the criminal's wife. She is killed, and the criminal Leon Poole (Wendell Corey), surrenders, but vows revenge for his wife's death.

Several years later, he is and has been a model prisoner, and is in a trustee situation where he can escape. Now he has killed the guard, and is leaving a trail of death behind him. All but one of the authorities assume that he is out to kill Detective Wagner; this one man realizes Poole's target is not Wagner, but Wagner's wife. That wife (Rhonda Fleming), had been begging her husband to leave police work and do something safe for a living. Now she is that much more insistent, & Wagner must protect her without letting her know she is in danger.

As usual, Muller details the story behind the story.
 

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MIDSOMMAR (2019; dir. Ari Aster; starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor)

Between watching this and having read The Ritual, I'm scratching "Visit Sweden" off my bucket list.

Dani, who has lost her sister, mother and father, joins her boyfriend and his fellow grad students on a trip to the Swedish countryside to see the mid-summer rituals still celebrated by one of the grad student's extended family. The rituals take place once every ninety years, and ensure a continued bounty from the earth.

There's a downside to being the only seven outsiders visiting a mostly self-contained community during fertility rites.

This isn't as horrific as I'd been led to believe, but it is weird and moody, beautifully shot and well-acted, with a script that, to me, feels well thought out. Worth a watch if you're so inclined.

But maybe avoid going to Sweden.
 

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Elle - I think I'm getting to really dislike Paul Verhoeven's films. I've not seen one I've liked (and a couple I've loathed) but this one did have Isabelle Huppert giving a great performance (as she always does) to leaven the biscuit - but I didn't believe a single frame of it.
 

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THE PINK JUNGLE 1968 - James Garner is a fashion photographer who meets mercenary/diamond hunter George Kennedy and with his model (Eva Renzi) they set out into a South American jungle where they encounter conniving prospector Nigel Green. It's not a bad adventure comedy made lively by the cast and dialogue. And for a fraction of the cost of Casino Royale.
 

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SKYJACKED 1972 - Unlike the Airport series this film is less hokey jokey but it has some similarities (bomber on the plane, the inevitable romance between stewardess and pilot). Charlton Heston is the pilot (who else would he be). Claude Akins has the George Kennedy role. Lucky people in economy class because they get off the plane early. Premiered 50 years ago today.
 

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She's a good actress but Isabelle Huppert does seem to be Europe's go-to actress for disturbing weirdness. I maintain that Robocop and Starship Troopers are decent films, though.
 

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The Revenant. 2015. Well that was impressive.
De Caprio excels in a role I wouldn't have expected to fit him. This movie is outstanding. Cinematography, locations, acting. All superb. I think that in reality exposure, particularly after the freezing river escapes, would have killed him very fast. But is is a movie. The relentless conflict of the plot is emotionally tiring though.
 

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SITTING TARGET 1972 - Oliver Reed and Ian McShane break out of prison because the former wants to kill his unfaithful (and expectant) wife. Like Get Carter and Villain, one of those peculiar criminal-focused UK-set movies they made back then although I like this better than the other two.
 

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Reminiscence (2021) - Pretty decent mystery/sci-fi. Not a powerful movie but quite worth watching. Here comes a well-deserved 71/100 to it from me.
 

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junk....couple of the Scream movies. ... made it approx. 15 min. before knowing who the baddies had to be. After that fast forward worked nicely for the rest. The Last Shift... ludicrous, ... inane pseudo 'writing' in this one.. but it took a full half an hour to fall apart.
Dr. Strange... the comic was still better. lots fx. Next.
 

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DR MABUSE THE GAMBLER Prt 2 1922 - Released 100 years ago today. So I have finally watched a Mabuse movie in full. Near the end is a sequence with spooky looking machines that form part of a character's nightmare. One line in the dialogue is "eat cocaine, you wimp."
 

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TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975) Richard Matheson WROTE THESE 3 STORIES, & EVEN WROTE THE SCREENPLAY FOR THE 3RD. The 1st seems right out of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, as it has an ending that is consistent with the style. For my tastes, I prefer the 2nd one, I saw it coming! :giggle: The 3rd's ending was also of TTZ's style, but other than that-- I just refuse to spoil. The less you know, the more you will enjoy!

Why did it take until now to discover this film? I found it by chance while looking for films on PRIME.
 

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CAST A DEADLY SPELL 1991 - Revisited this after decades. It still has its charms especially when you see the little homages to things. There's a nod to Night of the Demon set in a kitchen and Haitian zombie inspired by Tor Johnson. "They come from Haiti six to a box."
Also a subtle Tremors joke as well considering Fred Ward plays a private detective named Lovecraft--the only man left in Los Angeles who doesn't use magic. The Big Sleep and Maltese Falcon connections are cleverly used--I also wondered if Clancy Brown's character was meant to be reminding one of a Vincent Price villain.
And a monster that appears made me think of the Haunted Palace.
The main character does little to move the story--a fate many characters seem to have as we move through the decades to the present. He reacts to things without initiating any change in the story except the most crucial one--however it's not him who saves the day.
I enjoyed revisiting it though.
 
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