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Old 05-27-2014, 07:07 PM   #1831
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How so? That's a pretty big generalization considering he has done so many films that are quite varied. Are you talking about his Corman/ Poe adaptations, his early 80s slasher type films, his anthologies, The Fly series, Last Man on Earth, House on Haunted Hill, Conquerer Worm, etc?
Maybe he's talking about The Ten Commandments? That DeMille guy couldn't direct his way out of a paper bag.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:37 AM   #1832
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How so? That's a pretty big generalization considering he has done so many films that are quite varied. Are you talking about his Corman/ Poe adaptations, his 70s slasher type films, his anthologies, The Fly series, Last Man on Earth, House on Haunted Hill, Conquerer Worm, etc?
just in his horrors generally.. there is a couple of ok movies but the only film of his i love is Laura.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:09 AM   #1833
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Blade > Blade II
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:22 PM   #1834
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Blade > Blade II
I don't know if I would say that's an unpopular opinion. It's probably an even split between the first two flicks. Now if you said Blade 3 was you favourite...
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:26 PM   #1835
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I don't know if I would say that's an unpopular opinion. It's probably an even split between the first two flicks. Now if you said Blade 3 was you favourite...
He was referring to the TV series.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:43 PM   #1836
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He was referring to the TV series.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:29 AM   #1837
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Ridley Scott's Robin Hood is better than Gladiator
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:50 AM   #1838
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Vincent Price didn't direct the films he starred in.

Unpopular Opinion, and on the subject: I despised Witchfinder General. The torture didn't feel as though it was happening to real people (a frequent complaint I have with movies About torture, violence, etc) since the film is heavily padded with adventure and drama sequences- the score is not appropriate for a horror film, it lacks mood, and there are way too many horse-riding sequences. All of which are played like this is a historical epic.

As for Gladiator: does anyone actually give a damn about that movie anymore? It was a fad; let's get a hunky Hollywood star to be some historical figure (Crowe, Pitt, Farrell). Unfortunately, it seems to be returning again (Pompeii, 300 sequel).

And, what in the holy fuck is it with the WAR / BATTLE SCENES in every female-oriented fantasy flick in the last half-decade or so?: Tangled, Maleficent, Burton's Alice in Wonderland, go ahead, tell me there's one in Frozen or these Oz prequels too. I wouldn't be surprised. I'm sorry, but we all know The Final Barrier that needs to be broken down in action-adventure cinema: gay heroes. As the Main protagonists. Again, Hollywood mistakes women for gay men.

I have no hope for Hollywood to do anything truly progressive in fantasy film anymore without making it boring, every single one looking like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones. I am bored with fantasy films taking themselves seriously. What the hell happened to style? (Oh, that's right: it's in the exploitation films- Spring Breakers, Hobo with a Shotgun, Black Christmas remake.) With any luck, that upcoming Jem movie will make up for what a colossal failure Maleficent is. If it doesn't add war / battle scenes in it.
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:00 AM   #1839
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This shouldn't be unpopular but anyhoo

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Old 06-14-2014, 08:06 AM   #1840
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I personally think Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (in it's complete version) is a better film than THE GODFATHER PT. 2.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:07 AM   #1841
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I personally think Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (in it's complete version) is a better film than THE GODFATHER PT. 2.
Its very very good but its no Godfather Part II
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #1842
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I personally think Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (in it's complete version) is a better film than THE GODFATHER PT. 2.
I think I may have already said this here, but I really don't "get" the Godfather films. Overall I find them to be really dull. Granted, outside of Apocalypse Now, I really don't care much for anything that Coppala has done. So, I'll easily agree that OUATIA is better, even with the weak performance from Elizabeth McGovern and the questionable sexual politics. Although Goodfellas is probably at the top for the genre.
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:36 PM   #1843
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From Beyond > Re-animator
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:24 PM   #1844
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I don't think any Leone film is better than any Coppola film. If the Leone stuff came out today, we'd all be making fun of it as vapid, style-over-substance Refn-like hipster pap.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:48 PM   #1845
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From Beyond > Re-animator
I agree with this. I love them both but saw FROM BEYOND first, so that may have something to do with my preference. Anyone else see FB first, and if so, do you favor it over RE-ANIMATOR?
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