1. FAST6191

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    Seems everybody is going for older films. I did find a bunch of unknown outside fans of such things (horror, exploitation, general cheesiness) films the other day and should probably start on them. Instead I continue to watch middling at best modern efforts. That and stop watching TV, however that would mean I missed out on The Boys which would have been a shame as that was a great show and enjoyed far more than most of the things I have watched on the film front (TV really has been kicking the arse of films this last 10 years or more).

    Inheritance 2020
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7923220/
    Simon Pegg as antagonist is best Simon Pegg (and I certainly enjoyed the cornetto trilogy).
    I seem to be able to switch my brain off and enjoy the ride for some things so "if you did not see the twist coming" is something I genuinely did not see coming a lot of the time. Here though... yeah. Had a good enough time before then though. Hard to really say much though without spoiling things and that would really ruin it.
    Nobody will remember it in 10 years and the casting was questionable. If you read a basic plot synopsis and think I liked one like it before then go rewatch that. The premise spun out into a TV series would have been a good one though.
    Looking at the director's IMDB page it seems like it is the classic start as second or third unit and work your way up career path, don't think his name alone will cause me to see another like some of the others I have seen and mentioned in this thread.
    Indeed if Simon Pegg as antagonist is something you have not seen I would suggest Kill Me Three Times instead, still not a great film but thinking back now it did what I wanted that night.
     
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    I'm watching all three Underbelly Files movie's they are spin offs of the TV show Underbelly that told the true story of the the Melbourne gang wars that took place between the 1970s to the late 1999s between the Carlton Crew and the Carl Williams Gang.

    Tell Them Lucifer was Here is about the 1998 murders of Victorian police officers Gary Silk and Rod Miller and the subsequent manhunt for their killers.

    Infiltration is about the story of Australian police detective Colin McLaren's infiltration of the Calabrian Mafia in Griffith, New South Wales which saw dozens of underworld figures imprisoned

    The Man Who Got Away tells the story of David McMillian, a drug smuggler and the only Western man to ever escape from Bangkok's Klong Prem Central Prison
     
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    Just watched 'Brexit: the uncivil war' yesterday. Pretty interesting docutainment starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
     
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    I can't remember what movie I last watched, but today I watched a documentary on YouTube about the Unabomber, really interesting, especially the way they found out who the unabomber was.

    Is it any good? I know about Carl Williams, as I live in Melbourne, I've watched videos about his stuff on YouTube, but haven't seen this.
     
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    Detective Pikachu - was somewhat promising at the beginning but the ending was trash. What is it with Pokemon movies and unsatisfying endings? Felt very unfinished to me.
     
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    The Underbelly tv series is awesome. Carl Williams was a bloody psycho as was Chopper and the Moran Family lol.


    The TV series should be watched in this order and they are all available on YouTube.

    1. Underbelly A Tale of Two Cities
    2. Underbelly The Golden Mile
    3. Underbelly Season 1 (it didn't have a sub name lol)
    4. Underbelly Informer 3838
    5. Underbelly Fat Tony & Co
    6. Underbelly Chopper
    7. Underbelly Badness
    8. Underbelly Squizzy
    9. Underbelly Razor


    There is also a Hollywood film about Chopper that has some of the same actors from the TV series playing totally different roles than they did on the tv show which was pretty weird to be honest. I wasn't a huge fan of the Chopper film
     
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    Hmm might have to go back to Underbelly then. I saw the first series (that judge ordering it be banned saw me participate in a nice bit of Streisand effect) and actually got on well. I had not long seen the wire and pretty much every other police/crime show had lost out because of that. That however managed to stay watchable (assuming you could ignore the near fatal lack of extras, and apologies for even mentioning it here). After that it went back to earlier stuff and I was less interested so did not bother, and missed that the underbelly universe is now that extensive.
    If you are after more Australian crime shows I did not mind Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, and it is only 6 episodes anyway.

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    Driveways 2019
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9318280/

    Slice of life film and something of a send off of Brian Dennehy (long serving actor and definitely one of the "oh that guy" types).
    I have a troubled relationship with slice of life films (though not as much as slice of life anime, those I generally dislike) and this was well made, acted and whatever else but it did nothing with it really. Some might say that is the point but others do however manage to do something with it and genuinely be worth experiencing.
     
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    Its even more extensive than my list above as I somehow managed to miss out a whole season of it called Land of the Long Green Cloud. Here is the updated list of the order they should be viewed in lol.

    1. Underbelly Land of the Long Green Cloud
    2. Underbelly A Tale of Two Cities
    3. Underbelly The Golden Mile
    4. Underbelly Season 1 (it didn't have a sub name lol)
    5. Underbelly Informer 3838
    6. Underbelly Fat Tony & Co
    7. Underbelly Chopper
    8. Underbelly Badness
    9. Underbelly Squizzy
    10. Underbelly Razor

    Also thanks for the TV show recommendations @FAST6191 I will defo check them out.
     
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    Night Shift (1982)
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    Ron Howards second theatrical directorial offering. Stars Henry "The Fonz" Winkler and Michael "Beetlejuice" Keaton as the titular night shift employees at NYC's morgue and their escapades becoming pimps to a bevvy of hookers headed up by Shelley "Cheers" Long. It's not bad, but it definitely sounds better than it is and it's certainly not in the same league as Howards follow up (with the same writers), Splash (1984).
    That said, it's always nice to see the Times Square region of NY at it's most squallid, before it's Disneyfication.
     
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    Joshû 701-gô: Sasori (aka,Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion) (1972)

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    First in the "Female Prisoner Scorpion" series. A gem of the "pinky violence" genre, and an exploitation classic.
    This movie starts with an unsuccesful escape from a really grim womens prison, and intersperses flashbacks of what led to Meiko Kaji's Scorpion character to be incarcerated in the first place with the awful degredation you expect from a film in this genre with the slow-burn revenge sizzling in the background.
    Great stuff! They don't make them like this anymore... and unfortunately probably never will again!
     
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    Just watched this film about the greatest singer/song writer of all time.

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    The last movie I watched was... This! I really enjoyed it, even if it wasn't 100% accurate and skipped over quite a few details that were probably important enough to have included in the film.

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    Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
     
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    Took a break from TV shows (the medical shows... I have a genuine problem here) for long enough to watch another film.

    The Witch (stylised as The VVitch in some places) from 2015
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/

    Short version. The sort of horror/scenario I don't see very often any more. Ending might leave a bit to be desired but the rest of it more than makes up for it.
    Basic setup. Way way way early in the days of colonisation (decades before Salem for instance) some essentially fresh off the boat family (as in the kids still remember England) get kicked out of a New England puritan village for seemingly being too religious.
    They go setup a farm a ways away (hard thing to do today, never mind back then) and then the film kicks off. So yeah family drama meets basically small family cult philosophy meets madness meets supply issues meets technically some supernatural but done in anything but your typical way.
    I loved it. Wonderfully built sets, cinematography is not crazy martial arts but done super well, scoring, acting.... I don't know who I am going to be recommending it to exactly though. It is not a slash em up/will they survive horror, not science gone wrong, not proper fun religious/cult stuff, not really supernatural, somewhat psychological but also I have seen far more . I love all those sorts of films but I can also see those that have say one of those as their thing not be into it.
    My main wish right now is I could see the reaction of one of the ever fun modern "I'm a New Englander" uber religious true believer types to this. I also don't know if the result of that would be apoplexy (and if it is then it would be) or genuine terror. Such a thing is also probably how I would make a recommendation, or that and if you fancy yourself a cinephile.

    I have not watched the trailer yet and some say it is a rather misleading one so with that I would implore you to go in cold.
     
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    If there is one thing you do today please watch this film on Netflix or YouTube where Netflix has made it available for free.

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    Yeah, I loved The Witch, but also felt the ending to be so much lesser than it deserved. I definitely recommend Robert Eggers follow up film, last years The Lighthouse - almost certainly my favourite film of the year (narrowly pipping Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood to pole position).
     
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