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Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:54 pm
by CaptHayfever
98) Hamilton - A. That was a blast.
99) The Princess Diaries - B-. Cleverer than I expected, but still frequently cringey.
100) Wizard People, Dear Reader - A

Boom. The full 100, first-viewings in bold:
Spoiler.
1) Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker - B
2) Disturbia - B+

3) Easy A - A
4) The Fault in Our Stars - B+
5) The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - B-
6) Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors - B-

7) A Night at the Opera - A
8) Aladdin (2019) - A-
9) Bride of the Monster - D

10) A Day at the Races - B+
11) Dolittle - C+
12) A Night in Casablanca - B+
13) Brain of Blood - D-
14) Room Service - B+
15) The Doomsday Machine - D-
16) At the Circus - A-
17) Almost Famous - A-
18) The Wasp Woman - C-
19) Animal Crackers - A
20) Blood Legacy - D
21) Duck Soup - A
22) The Family - B+
23) Ferris Bueller's Day Off - A
24) X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut) - A
25) Once Upon a Deadpool - B+
26) The Lion King (1994) - A
27) Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - D+
28) Detective Pikachu - B
29) Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks - D-
30) Blood of the Vampires - F
31) East Meets Watts - D+
32) The Alien Factor - C-
33) Brides of Blood - D+

34) To All the Boys I've Loved Before - B-
35) The Princess Bride - A+
36) The Hunger Games - B+
37) Genocide - D+
38) Rattlers - D+
39) Shazam! - A-

40) Jay & Silent Bob Reboot - A-
41) Like Crazy - C-
42) Apollo 11: First Steps Editions - B+
43) Stargirl - B
44) Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made - A-

45) Space Jam - B+
46) Tangled - B+
47) Begin Again - A-
48) What If (2013) - A
49) A Bug's Life - B+
50) Frozen II - B
51) A New Hope (Disney+ edition) - A
52) The Empire Strikes Back (2004 edition) - A
53) Return of the Jedi (1997 edition) - A-
54) Head - A+
55) The Little Mermaid - B+
56) Captain America: The First Avenger - A-
57) Captain Marvel - B+
58) Iron Man - A
59) Rise of the Guardians - B
60) The Incredible Hulk - B
61) Onward - A-
62) Iron Man 2 - B-
63) Catching Fire - B
64) Thor - B
65) The Avengers - A
66) Iron Man 3 - B+
67) Laggies - B+
68) Thor: The Dark World - B-
69) Captain America: Winter Soldier - A
70) Guardians of the Galaxy - A
71) Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 - A
72) Avengers: Age of Ultron - B
73) Ant-Man - B+
74) Toy Story - A-
75) Toy Story 2 - B
76) The Half of It - A-

77) Captain America: Civil War - A-
78) Black Panther - A
79) Toy Story 3 - A
80) Spider-Man: Homecoming - A-
81) Doctor Strange - B+
82) 10 Things I Hate About You - A-
83) Instant Family - A-
84) Soul Surfer - B
85) Artemis Fowl - D+
86) Abominable - B+

87) Pacific Rim - A-
88) Thor: Ragnarok - A
89) The Lizzie McGuire Movie - D+
90) Ant-Man & the Wasp - B+
91) Avengers: Infinity War - A
92) Avengers: Endgame - A
93) Spider-Man: Far From Home - B+
94) The Mummy (1999) - B+
95) Jurassic Park - A-
96) Holidaze - D-
97) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - B+
98) Hamilton - A
99) The Princess Diaries - B-

100) Wizard People, Dear Reader - A
And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:03 am
by Booyakasha
^...I should rewatch 'Wizard People' again.

I wish there were sequels.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:55 am
by CaptHayfever
^Once in college, I started riffing narration in a Brad Neely voice over Goblet of Fire, & a bunch of my friends got the idea that we should each take one of the films in the series & write a script for it, but then we never actually did it.

And remember, "I'm-a beautiful animal! I'm-a destroyer of worlds! I'm-a Harry ****ing Potter!"

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:24 pm
by Booyakasha
...hmmmm. I watched some of a documentary ('We Are Wizards'), all about the Harry Potter fan community, and the trouble they were running into with WB and all. The details are a little sketchy in my mind----------it was maybe ten years back, plus I was probably really drunk. Brad Neely was in there, and it seemed like he was working on a sequel (if I remember right, 'We Are Wizards' itself was taken from the sequel text). I guess like I don't know.

(EDIT: I'd super love it if Brad Neely would partner with Rifftrax. I mean, for syncing, if nothing else. The Rifftrax app is pretty awesome at syncing. Better than I am at pausing a DVD and MP3 at the same time, anyway.)

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:43 pm
by Deku Tree
22) Drive is one of the most stylish movies I've seen in a long while. Great cast. I would have expected Irene to be more wary of the driver than she was initially, though.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:44 am
by CaptHayfever
101) He's Just Not that Into You - C-. *Slightly* better than expected.
102) The One & Only Ivan - B-. I was really looking forward to this one. Like, it's not Artemis-Fowl-bad, in fact it's not bad at all, but it's still disappointing. Rockwell & Cranston should've swapped roles, amongst many other changes I'd make.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:41 pm
by RinkuTheFirst
11. Charlie's Angels (2019) - 3/5

I promise, I watch movies other than Charlie's Angels, but I'm glad I did watch these. I thought this one was just as fun and had the same spirit as the previous two. The theme song for this one isn't as catchy as the first movie though.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:18 am
by Deku Tree
23) I watched a classic Bond movie for the first time. My watch of Octopussy was kind of handicapped by the existence of Austin Powers, I think. There's a lot there Mike Meyers was right to poke fun at, and I'm not sure that the franchise wasn't already having a laugh at it's own tropes by this point. Also, I'm used to Bond being really good with the ladies, but in this one it felt more like he and the people around him are just all DTF because why not.

Shout out to Vijay, he was fun. The action scenes were fun and ambitious, kinda like Indiana Jones stuff. I was bored by the movie overall, though. The larger disarmament scheme was a cool idea, but I didn't think the counterfeit treasure scheme tied into it in a compelling way for as much of the story as it dominated. I've also gotten used to 007 movies where the stakes are more personal for Bond.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:44 am
by Booyakasha
^Hmmm. That's an interesting take.

I felt like 'Octopussy' was a really personal story for Bond. Like how he was pissed at Trevalyan in 'Goldeneye', and he really wanted to kill the Smiert Spionem jerks in 'Living Daylights'...that moment when he killed the knife-thrower was intense and ice-cold. 'That's for 009.'

I mean, don't mistake me, I can acknowledge a lot of the movie was silly, but that was a good Bond moment..

Don't skip 'For Your Eyes Only'. That's a banger. Most of Roger Moore's Bond flicks were crap, but that one was good. You gotta take what you can get.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:00 am
by Deku Tree
I have no idea what sort of relationship Bond had with 009. I might assume all the 00 agents have a fraternal sort of relationship maybe, but I'm not sure. Especially not compared with what you know of his relationship with 006. The most personal thing in Octopussy, I thought, was the backstory between Bond and Octopussy's father.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:04 am
by Booyakasha
I don't know either. The movie doesn't tell us. I just assumed Bond and 009 were homies, and Bond wanted revenge for a fallen kamerad if he could get it.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:14 am
by Deku Tree
Sure. The movie would have been better served if they had told us is all. Like how at the start of Goldeneye, 006 dies while they're on a mission together and they have banter and shiz and it's Sean Bean.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:17 am
by Booyakasha
...I love 'Goldeneye'. It's so good, and there's all the fun video game stuff wrapped around it.

I'm going to watch 'Goldeneye' right now. That was the first Bond I saw in-theatre, and I haven't missed one since.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:19 am
by Valigarmander
The theme by Tina Turner is one of my favorites in the series, for sure.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:30 am
by Booyakasha
^It's a real good James Bond theme. It's so jazzy and brassy and sleazy and nasty, and Tina sings the hell out of it.

[EDIT: I forgot how awesome the opening sequence in 'Goldeneye' is. Bond's insane breathless run-up, the jump off the dam, the meet-up with Trevalyan, the infiltration, the stand-off with Ourumov and his guys, and the crazy escape at the end...it's like ten action movies all crammed into the first ten minutes. 'Goldeneye' is great, full stop.]

[EDIT2: Also it's the Dame's first turn as M. She's wonderful.]

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:42 am
by Deku Tree
I love how Ourumov tells his guys to stand down when Bond gets on the motorbike. Just like, "I want to watch you try it, you cheeky SOB."

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:15 am
by Booyakasha
Ouromov's literally smiling. I kind of think Ourumov wants to see Bond pull it off, or anyone pull it off. It's an unbelievable trick.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:12 am
by Booyakasha
...it's a little spooky, rewatching the movie, feeling you've been there, just cuz you played the game a zillion times. Like, seeing the real-live Severnaya facility, after playing it endlessly...it's weird.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:18 am
by Booyakasha
So, if I may recommend.

Like, there were two Bond movies in 1983. There was the merely okay official one, 'Octopussy', and then there was the unofficial one, 'Never Say Never Again.' That one was the banger. I mean, it was unofficial, so they couldn't use the Bond theme or much Bond stuff, but they got Sean Connery back. It was the good version of 'Thunderball' that hadn't existed before. Klaus-Maria Brandauer played the bad guy, and the Bond girl in this instance was Kim Basinger. 1983 Kim Basinger, lookin like a million bux. Suffice it to say, it's a heck of a flick.

...Pat Roach has a minor role as a SPECTRE thug. He punches Bond a couple times, thereby helping to establish his weird niche as "the guy who punches the hero". He'd already punched Indy in 'Raiders', around the plane. He'd do it again in 'Temple of Doom' on the conveyor belt. Then he punched Madmartigan in 'Willow' as General Kael, and then he punched Indy on the panzer in 'Last Crusade', only that scene got left on the cutting room floor. Also you can hear him yelling like a lunatic in the background during the Celt attack in 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves'-----presumably there just wasn't time to have him punch Kevin Costner's version of Robin Hood, awesome as that would have been. Good old Pat Roach, man. He was a real puncher of good guys. RIP.

Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:53 am
by CaptHayfever
103) The Haunted Mansion - B-. Drastically better than I expected.
104) The New Mutants - B. Good, not great. A better note to end the FoX-Men franchise on than Dark Phoenix was, that's for darn sure.
105) The Addams Family (1991) - A-
106) Noelle - B+

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"