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 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I've been working too much recently, so forgive me if this has been covered as a topic. Can't keep track.

Just off the top of my head, and as a Saturday night ramble, I have to say that I think Boorman's EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC is a much better film than Friedkin's THE EXORCIST. I'm not even going to try to justify that at this time of night. It's just that I've always been almost "irritated" by the Friedkin original, whereas the Boorman sequel is so full of wonderful ideas and sequences that it holds me spellbound. On its first release I watched it three times in one sitting. Went to the cinema mid-afternoon, got home about midnight.

I don't expect anybody to agree with me on that, so what are yours?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

I'll have to check out Boorman's Exorcist sequel again. It's been many years since I saw it, and I seem to recall thinking that I just love Boorman's work too much to be objective. I mean…I'm pretty much alone as far as I can tell, on being a fan of ZARDOZ.
When I saw the title of this topic, I rushed right in to say this:

I LOVE and ADORE Elaine May's ISHTAR!

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Not quite what you might expect, but years ago as a kid, I saw a viking movie but can't remember that much about it. I can't even remember if it was a foreign language film that had been dubbed in english or even if it was a foreign film in english.

There were a couple of friends in it. At some point one of them, or one of the characters in the film, ends up crucified to a wheel (palms down method).

The other guy is seen running across a fortified wall shouting, "Gunther, Gunther . . ." or some such name. I've never come across this film since so consequently, almost everything about it is a vague (as you, no doubt, can see) memory. Does anyone know anything about this film - so that I don't feel so alone any longer?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I love Kevin Costner's The Postman.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I mean…I'm pretty much alone as far as I can tell, on being a fan of ZARDOZ

You are certainly not! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I love BOBBY DEERFIELD. I get it.

Not many seem to.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I really like Alien vs Predator.

Ridley Scott's Legend (Director's Cut) never fails to entertain me. The theatrical version, not so much.

On the flip side of the coin, I find A Clockwork Orange to be a sick, depraved, grotesque and unwatchable piece of shit when everyone I know claims it's a masterpiece.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I really like Alien vs Predator.

I dig it as well, although I prefer the theatrical version and not the one with the annoying CGI blood added in several places.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)


On the flip side of the coin, I find A Clockwork Orange to be a sick, depraved, grotesque and unwatchable piece of shit when everyone I know claims it's a masterpiece.


Not me... I consider it to be a farce (and I mean that in the most literal sense.) Watch it, think about it, and you'll see what I mean. It's slapstick all the way with no truly serious social commentary.

On the other hand, I like Eyes Wide Shut all by my lonesome. smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


On the flip side of the coin, I find A Clockwork Orange to be a sick, depraved, grotesque and unwatchable piece of shit when everyone I know claims it's a masterpiece.


Not me... I consider it to be a farce (and I mean that in the most literal sense.) Watch it, think about it, and you'll see what I mean. It's slapstick all the way with no truly serious social commentary.


I haven't watched this film in 35 years, so maybe I would feel more cynical about it today.
But I thought underneath all the unpleasantness was a valid social commentary.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO GRAHAM-I felt the exorcist was a well made special effects shocker with great tech credits , solid and gritty acting, fine direction. However the sequel which was also well made surely had a lot more to say with some aspiring ideas along the way, Then of course you have E.M'S top notch musical score as well, I enjoyed both films, but I definitely get your point .

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I am not alone anymore with this opinion but back in the old days when I was a teenager and I still say it now SON OF DRACULA-43- in nearly every way is better then Dracula-31- Despite the fact Lugosi was one of a kind and in fact it was nearly everything else on that film that failed him except for EDWARD VON SLOAN. Over the decades a lot of people younger then me will agree.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I like Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 9:38 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I like Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3.

I am with you on PotA....and will almost join you with Spider-Man 3 (but only after about 6 pints).

A few more that I have championed before - Phantom Menace, Crystal Skull, Dune, Superman Returns (I dread mentioning that movie on these boards! But I know I am not always alone with that one...), any film produced by Platinum Dunes.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2014 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)


On the flip side of the coin, I find A Clockwork Orange to be a sick, depraved, grotesque and unwatchable piece of shit when everyone I know claims it's a masterpiece.


Not me... I consider it to be a farce (and I mean that in the most literal sense.) Watch it, think about it, and you'll see what I mean. It's slapstick all the way with no truly serious social commentary.


I haven't watched this film in 35 years, so maybe I would feel more cynical about it today.
But I thought underneath all the unpleasantness was a valid social commentary.


The book had strong social commentary, which unfortunately was lost in the film's slapstick approach. The intent of the commentary was sadly prophetic however.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

PUNCH DRUNK LOVE

Tried real hard to get through this. At 1/2 hour I ripped the DVD out of my player, set it on fire and ran screaming down the street.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Not sure I'm alone in this, given that this forum is essentially a science fiction forum first and a film score forum second...but I love Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. Unconditionally. I adored the film when I saw it in '89 and I adore it today. There is nothing wrong with that film. At all. Nothing.

On the other hand, I absolutely detest Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It reminds me of the worst aspects of "A Piece of the Action" and "I, Mudd", with the additional unpleasantness of it being set in the 1980s instead of just unfortunately having been filmed there. What's more, I hate the fact that so many Trek people roll over on their backs and spread their legs wide for this film. That makes me hate ST-IV even more (and not because they're metaphorically "getting laid", either).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 2:52 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I enjoyed "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"... at least as much as "Raiders", if not more.

I've also mentioned in previous threads I enjoyed the Star Wars Prequels, much to the chagrin of many other Star Wars fans.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 3:18 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I like Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes

Yep - me too. And the score.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2014 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

...A Clockwork Orange ...a sick, depraved, grotesque and unwatchable piece of shit
I totally agree, cannot understand why people think this film is so great.

And in the minority, I also like Kevin Costner's The Postman.

 
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