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So I've been back in sci-fi mode, and I've been watching a series of movies I had originally avoided thinking they would be too juvenile. I speak of The Hunger Games. I've now seen the first three, and I've got the fourth one here. I have to say: I'm hooked. First of all, the cast is a dream: Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, plus the talented young Jennifer Lawrence in the protagonist's role, just to name a few. Even Lenny Kravitz turns out to be an excellent actor. It also happens to be a great story, full of moral ambiguities and a real human heart.

I love these types of stories: rebellion against a dystopian future state. Everything from Star Wars to V for Vendetta to The Matrix fits this mold. My GF just recommended I check out the Divergent franchise. Any other recommendations along these lines?
You might enjoy "The Island" -
If you haven't yet seen "12 Monkeys".....it is required -
 

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What do you mean??

Is people out there that haven't seen 12 Monkeys??:eek:
Hard to believe isn't it? It's mostly these youngsters nowadays. I talked to a co-worker recently, he's about 22 years old, and he had never seen or heard of "Fight Club"! Talk about living under a rock. Yeesh!
 
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Just watched this one as a YouTube recommendation after watching some weird film.
I enjoyed it though-- it's a slightly surreal slow-burn thriller, and I must say that the lovely Brooke Mills is rather easy on the eyes. Hey, as my friends know, redheads are my kryptonite!

Anyhow it has a good resolution and a few well-known actors in it.

Without further adieu, I present to you Dream No Evil from 1970.

 
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I first saw Shock 'Em Dead! on cable not long after it was released in 1991. This heavy metal take on Goethe's Faust (and a B-grade Traci Lords vehicle) was rather entertaining. Also from a musician's perspective it is relatable and at times downright hilarious.

Here are some of my favcorite clips which suggest that either the screenwriter was a musician or he had a friend who was-

1:01 to 1:02:30 Auction with the band that had earlier rejected him before his fateful deal with the devil--

20:40 - 25:00 First gig and usurpation of the band's lead singer -- you know it brings to mind an 80's band called Alcatraz and its very talented singer Graham Bonnet, and that guitarist ... hmmm ... trying to think o this name -- I believe he was from Sweden, and if I remember correctly, his middle initial is J-- ha!

41:45 - 43:20 Negotiating a record deal-- in a some ways I admit I can relate to a couple of the villainous protagonist's comments.

Anyhow here is the link to view the whole film for free on YouTube-- mind you the resolution isn't exactly 1080P but it is free. I've no doubt that my more tech savvy and resourceful Warwick bro's can come up with something better.

 
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Decided to check this out- subtle satire at a low budget, and I got a chuckle out of it-


Dialog and scenes that gave me a chuckle found at time stamps- 27:48-58, 30:34 - 31:43, and 47:21-51
 
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Watched Donnie Darko again yesterday.
Seemed cheesy rather then great this time. I am a bored old man.
 
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If you like "shoot em' up" movies, check out Nobody

 

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Yeah @RIP enjoyed that but I like Odenkirk a lot. Hope he recovers, he collapsed on set the other day with some heart issue.
if anyone needs a good action move, ” Atomic Blonde” is a great flick
 
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Do you still know the movie "Assault on Precinct 13" by John Carpenter?

 
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There was a Clint Eastwood marathon while visiting with my parents in Florida-

 

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I’ve heard of it, but not seen it. Didn’t come out in the mid-70’s?
Yes, "Assault..." is a mid 70´s movie. John Carpenter made some GREAT movies back then. Also "They live" is a "must see!". That new movie "Veterans of foreign wars" is made just like those 70´s/80´s movies. Even the soundtrack sounds alike! A well made homage! With lots of blood and guts, hehe!
 
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Oh yeah, I enjoyed “They Live” for sure-

When you mentioned “Veterans of Foreign Wars” I thought of Heavy Metal (1981) whose soundtrack features “Veteran of the Psychic Wars” by Blue Oyster Cult among other songs-



 
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