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    My idea of a "good", bleak movie would be either of the first 2 Mad Max films. The second is better IMO, but i like both. Hated number 3, however. Children of Men seemed to be a thinking mans movie, but left to many holes in the plot, once again IMO. End of the world movies are among my favorite, and if i were inclined id think more about why i didnt like it. But that would give the movie more credit than i care to give.
    Sorry you dont feel good Russell, go take a shower. It always helps me.
    Guess i will skip War. Loved the Transporter movies. I Hated, Crank! Call me fickle.
     
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    Definitely bleak and not very happy, but I liked Children of Men too. Shares a category with Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange and V for Vendetta - dystopian sci-fi. Let's see... add Logan's Run as well, famous stories like Richard Matheson's I am Legend and probably the daddy of them all George Orwell's 1984. [​IMG]
     
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    I've got Cutie Honey and Yo Yo Girl Cop to watch this week. No it's not porn but recent Japanese action flicks, they might be fun. Others on the way include Dynamite Warrior and Japan Sinks (2006) which looks like an attempt to top Titanic by having an entire country, Japan, sink into the ocean. [​IMG]
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    Thanks Rick. I did take a shower, still feel crappy. Blah! Never mind me, I'm watching musicals. That latest Warner set. you get the feeling they are scraping the barrel a little bit on this one, will probably be my last musical box set purchase. there's a disc with 2 Mario Lanza movies. both of them are dead boring, but the biography on Lanza made the movies worth while. you got to love it when the added special feature beats out the movies.
    "War" came up for discussion last night with some friends. We agree'd to go see it when it hits the cheap theaters, so maybe next week [​IMG]
    I expect full reportage of that yo-yo movie, and is "Cutey Honey" a cartoon or live action? I saw the cartoon, she gets naked for every fight, porno-Chrsitou. [​IMG]
     
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    Live-action remakes, respectively, of the classic anime Cutey Honey, created by Go Nagai, and the less well known Sukeban Deka (which translates as "Bad Girl Cop", kind of).
    Russel, it's Kekko Kamen (same creator) who fights in the altogether. Cutey Honey is the shape-changing android with the artificially intelligent bustier. She does get naked in order to change shapes…
     
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    My bad Chris, I'm sure I saw both of those, as well as DEVIL MAN, all by Go Nagi. Good stuffs! I had no idea they remade them.
    STEVE!! I HAVE SEE A BUNCH OF THOSE!!! I even reviewed them!!! Let me copy and paste!
    The Big Steal - Not as good as their previous teaming in "Out Of The Past", still a really good thriller. Basically a chase movie. Lots of great play between Mitchum and Greer elevate this one.
    Mystery Street - Great mystery movie wrapped in a noir blanket! Lot's of nice touches in this one. It follows the cop trying to crack the case, as opposed to the guy getting screwed as is typical of noirs. The cop is of course KHAAAAAAAAN! and as a latin american,... faces mild racism, and he uses solid forensic methods in trying to crack the case. "CSI:1950", watch it.
    Decoy - Holy crap was this one a mind bender!! Jean is easilly the most evil of any of the femme fetales. No one is safe in this one, pretty much a must see. Serious. *feel free to compare this awesome revew to Haggai's amature job a page back [​IMG] *
    Illegal - Decent enough legal thriller. Robinson is a lawyer who will do anything in order to win a case, which results in him sending an innocent man to death. Then he goes shit house bonkers and man. Robinson is always fun.
    Where Danger Lives - Mitchum is a Doctor who falls for a suicide broad. She tells of her abusive father, and one night while Claude Rains is laying a cane beating unseen since "The Wolf Man", Bob socks him one and kills him. Or did he? Wow, no one gets fucked over in a Noir like Mitchum, and this one is no exception. Recommended.
    That's it for copy and paste.
    I Wake Up Screaming - I think this is the one of the guy who wakes up and can't remember who he is. If it is, holy shit was it good. like, one of the best movies I've ever seen good.
    I Wake Up With A Hard On - I haven't heard of this one, is it greek?
     
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    Hey, you've seen them all Russ! I appreciate the mini-reviews I'm looking forward to watching them, as a sort of antidote to the mad Japanese flicks I have lined up.
    I Wake Up With A Hard On might be Greek I suppose. If it were Japanese it would have been more like -
    I Wake Up Screaming With a Yo-Yo On My Hard On. [​IMG]
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    Hated how Crank ended. It sure was over the top, and i usually like that kind of movie too...dunno.
    I love, and i mean LOVE all those movies you placed in the same category as Children. Blade Runner has plenty of plot holes too. But it didnt try to be political art. Course Clockwork Orange is, and they pulled that off masterfully. Ok, i am still Fickle! [​IMG]
    Live action Cutey Honey, i want to see screen grabs with a review! [​IMG]
     
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    I think the best dystopian sci-fi book or story is definitely Brave New World. Blade Runner is my favorite of the movies.
     
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    Oh yeah Brave New World, superclassic dystopian sci-fi, even older than Orwells 1984, and Planet of the Apes based on Pierre Boulle's Monkey Planet another good un.
    And how about HG Wells The Time Machine? Published in 1895, the Time Traveller arrives in the far future, 802,701, mankind has evolved into Morlocks and Eloi. In the novel he travels even further into the future, the Earth is dying, the sun just a flickering red star in the sky, mankind long since gone. One of the greatest sci-fi novels ever written. [​IMG]
     
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    I liked Statham's "Transporter" films much better. And he got to be a lot more physical in them. In "War", it seemed almost a conscious decision that both Statham and Li would downplay their normal physical chops and it was more routine shoot-em-up action with some swordplay thrown in. It also is lacking the sense of humor of the "Transporter" films. I have no problem with either actor playing "straight" roles not depending on stunts, but this just wasn't very well executed.
    I wasn't a bit fan of "Crank" and its cartoonishness, but I think I even preferred that one.
     
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    Hey, I saw "Cutie Honey" about 2 years ago at the Hawaii International Film Festival. I don't remember it too well, except for finding it rather silly. (And that they kept having up-the-skirt shots.) I was amused, though, that she would eat a musubi to re-energize herself. [​IMG]
     
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    Cutie Honey was very silly, lots of knicker-flashing but it's pretty harmless stuff, a live action anime. Not really my cup of tea I think you'd have to be Japanese to really appreciate the humour and leaping about looniness on display. [​IMG]
    Here are some grabs from the first minute of the film - Cutie Honey taking a bath.
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    What the heck is Peter O'Tool doing with angel wings and getting all grabby with Lindsey Lohan in that picture Steve??
     
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    Jane Fonda as intergalactic sex-kitten Barbarella!
    Harrison Ford in Blade Runner!
    A horse in Planet of the Apes! …no, wait, that's Charleton Heston, my mistake. [​IMG]
     

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