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3 hours ago, Plissken said:
I'm assuming you mean 1997 because I got very confused at the mentions of Men in Black and Jennifer Aniston being 1989...
Yes 1997 - copied the format from last week’s and missed changing the date fully.0
A bit more modern this week. Weird to think we're seeing the start of a major franchise with the first appearance of Air Bud. Jennifer Aniston uses her Friends success as a springboard into movies, and Men in Black gives us the first and best film of the series. Also features trailers from Airforce One, Conspiracy Theory and Contact.
Elsewhere, some great one on one combat scenes including clips from Flash Gordon, Escape From New York, The Princess Bridge and Rob Roy2
Described by Cage himself as the wildest movie he's ever made.
“In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has gone missing,” reads the synopsis of the film. “The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman—and his own path to redemption.”2
Japanese remake of Cube coming -4
Yes, I was really tempted to break my rule of sticking with 70s, 80s and 90s films just so I could have included Fallout.1
Another great week for releases and trailers from August 1985. E.T was re-released, and Fright Night and Weird Science debuted, the latter creating a thousand teen fantasies.
Elsewhere, the Back to the Future trailer shows how teasers should be done.
Also this week - great bathroom fight scenes - for some odd reason the True Lies clip was flagged, and cannot be viewed in any French speaking country.4
Here's another top ten video, this time from this week in 1989. There's some good stuff again, with the likes of Lethal Weapon 2, Batman and the brilliant Last Crusade teaser with Harrison Ford stapling on his hat.
On the movie moments channel, I created a women kicking ass video, as requested by my eldest daughter. This is third version I made as the Aliens clips kept getting rejected by YT, who point blank refused to let me use them. Same with La Femme Nikita (and I opted against using the US remake).4
Finished this last night. It wasn't a bad mix of RE4 & 7, and the first two thirds were excellent, up there with the best of the series. But the final third felt incredibly rushed and disjointed, almost like it was made by a different team.
The Duke was great, and really added some lightness to some grim moments. The weapons felt good (not RE4 good) but there seemed to be an odd balance. I think I played the game with barely a new weapon in each area, then in the last section there were three or four guns available, which would have been fun earlier in the game. The opening village was well realised and good to explore, and I enjoyed messing around in the castle, and the section that came next (some proper genuine jumps).
Even the section after that had its moments, and was at least different enough to what had come before. But - (major spoilers)Spoiler
I think as soon as you got to Heisenberg's section the game stumbled badly and never recovered. The factory was boring, it all looked the same and the enemies never really felt as threatening as the Lycans. When Ethan died, the game really went off the rails and just got daft, and not in a good way. At times it felt like Call of Evil. I did like the very ending, after the main fight, and there was good stuff in and about.
It was also a bit rubbish having what felt like one room of pure exposition - Here's four documents on each character, here's the link to the Spencer family and here's Mia! Within the space of a minute.
Yes, a really strong opening, very, very enjoyable, let down by a poor ending. But well worth playing.2
I'm in - I really liked that trailer.0
Few things I found interesting, while making both videos.
There's at least a couple of scenes in the Ferris trailer that didn't end up in the final movie. The volume on the Heartburn trailer was so high it would likely shatter glass (I am hoping it's fixed now). Trying to find a Top Gun trailer that wasn't a fan edit, in HD, remastered or a film school project, was fun.
The transformation video - While Robocop's isn't strictly a transformation scene, it's just a cracking section and the first footage I ever saw of the film. The Thing transformation is still horrific and brilliantly done, as is the American Werewolf part. I must admit I'd never heard of The Beast Within, but the transformation was impressive for the time. I did originally have The Faculty in there, but dropped it because of its CGI use not sitting quite right with the practical work in the other clips.
I also looked at Demons, and while the film is hokey trash (but enjoyable hokey trash), the transformation scene I found was vicious, especially with the creature's teeth coming out and being replaced with fangs.0
Another batch of classic trailers, including the likes of Top Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Aliens. Quite funny to hear Stephen King essentially putting down Stanley Kubrick's The Shining with his less than veiled comments on previous movie adaptations of his work.
On my other channel - this week's new clip - Great Transformation Scenes - Not for the feint hearted3
I looked this up on Wikipedia yesterday morning as it's likely I'll never watch it.
The plot listed had a very different ending. When I refreshed the page, it has been edited to the one described by dumpster above.
The ending that I first read - major actual SPOILERs for OLD.Spoiler
It followed the same path as the actual movie, but when the two people decide to swim, and seemingly drown, it was written that they were saved by a creature from Lady in the Water, and that the film is actually set in the same universe as that movie. It then went on to describe the help they received, and ended with the reveal of some mythical creature never seen, but only name checked in Lady in the Water.
I was certainly 'what the HELL?'. I wished I'd have screen grabbed the page. The worst part was, I was thinking 'hmmm, sound feasible'.0
Dang it! One I knew!0
6 hours ago, revlob said:
Over the Garden Wall
My kid's are obsessed with Steven Universe. Absolutely love the show, quote it, sing the songs, have desktop and phone wallpaper. I paid a stupid amount of money for the pop vinyls of their favourite figures for Christmas last. It's a very good show. They went from Gravity Falls, which they loved, on to Steven Universe. I'm pretty sure they've seen Hilda as well.0
Bluey is really good, and I've laughed a few times at Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom.
I tell you what is very funny (and surprisingly so) is Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. Some really good jokes, very knowing and they even reference a fair few movies. The robotic closet was quoting 2001, the young girl was playing at being The Godfather and there was even a staff of ra/well of the souls scene while Barbie tried to get into a hidden wardrobe.
I've seen a few episodes of the sketch show, I'm Sorry I Haven't Got a Head, which has some great characters. The Slammer was pretty good too, from a few years back.3
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Another bumper week, with the heavy hitting Armageddon, Lethal Weapon 4 and There's Something About Mary. Eddie Murphy continues with his family friendly fare, while Jim Carrey plays it (relatively) straight in The Truman Show.
Also this weekend, I let my daughter pick a movie and I'd try and make a video based on something in it. She chose Addams Family Values. Took me a while but I remembered the Carrie style jump scare ending...10
For this week, I figured I'd jump into the 90s.Quote
A few major summer hits in the top ten, as well as something of a reinvention / comeback vehicle for Eddie Murphy. The Lethal Weapon series softened down with its third part, while Harrison Ford took on the role of Jack Ryan. Elsewhere, Batman Returns would mark the final appearance of Michael Keaton as the caped crusader.
On the movie moments channel - an 80s action supercut - Arnold Schwarzenegger Special. This one was bit of work cutting down the Conan The Destroyer clip to remove the horse tripping/falls. I managed to figure out how to add subtitles for the Russian dialogue in the Red Heat clip too (apologies about their size - still learning)
Sadly, 20th Fox scratched out the Predator clip, and I had to remove it. Odd that the Raw Deal clip with Satisfaction playing, was allowed without issue. The only other one missing is Red Sonja, which didn't really lend itself that well.8
When I think about itSpoiler
All that effort to get a toxin and they blow everything up anyway. The few they did kill with it could have been killed in the explosion with no loss of life to the gang.2
What a game! What a game it still is! I never get bored of watching runs or challenges or analysis. Over the last week I've been watching this guy's challenge runs. He does a pyromancy only, miracles only, bow only and even an Armour of Thorns only NG+ run (which just looked painful to do). He's a good player but I really like listening to his knowledge of how to play the game to his advantage, within the rules he's set for each challenge. Such as getting certain rings, or knowing he'd need to level up X in order to be able to get a bonus for something else. Plus, it's amazing watching him take down the likes of Kalameet or Smough & Ornstein with a bow, but getting trashed numerous times by Bed of Chaos.5
Such a great director, Lethal Weapon, The Goonies, Superman, The Omen, Maverick and Ladyhawke! I hadn't realised he'd directed that as well. I enjoyed most of the things he'd made and he could move between genres with relative ease.
I know a lot of people revere him for Superman, and rightly so, but when I watched The Omen for the time a couple of years ago, I was blown away at how good it was. There were some superb set pieces, a great back story and a kind of tension and atmosphere that seems to pour over you without you knowing it. Really, really worth seeking out if you've not seen it.
And I'll always love The Goonies and Lethal Weapon.
I thought this was pretty good. Nothing at all original, a good 20 minutes too long, but a couple of really good action sequences, particularly the first one. I also thought the creature design was well done, and the CGI in that first encounter worked well.
But I agree with the comment above -Spoiler
the film really fell flat once he returned to the original time. It lost all the tension and we went from meeting a guy in a bar, to being in Russia, to being in an alien craft within about 8 minutes. The final fight was just daft with too many last minute saves.
What's odd is that it felt like a film that was too long, yet rushed at the same time in the last third. And yesSpoiler
I always thought it would make more sense to stop the fight before it started. Why make a toxin, then return to save what little was left of humanity?
But points for that first major sequence, and there were two fairly good ones after that. 3/53
I thought I'd give this another go as I enjoyed making the last one. I used Openshot for all the video, and found some animated templates that seemed to give it more of a 90s feel than title cards between trailers.
Pretty great week with the likes of Predator, Innerspace, Dragnet, Spaceballs and The Untouchables
My other video series got a new video this weekend too - this one is Great Angry Police Captains -8
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I've been messing around for the past few weeks editing 80/90s movie clips together. I've done six so far, covering a few different topics (Great gearing up scenes, great escapes etc - they're online here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnoHD6SbGidyknVGES4kp_g ). Then I hit on the idea of bringing back a bit of Cinemattractions, an old late night/early morning show on ITV back in the late 80s.
It was an American show, that consisted of 2-3 new trailers, a short making of and the current US top ten. They didn't play all the trailers for the top ten, but you did get a good amount. I used to record it each week and watch it over and over, until the next one aired.
I tracked down the trailers across Youtube and put them together. I opted to go with the original trailers, no remastered versions. The quality is a bit hit and miss, but I think that adds to the charm. I'm hoping to do a few more in the coming weeks, from different periods of the 80s and possibly 90s.13
Ahh yes, it was ex-Bullfrog wasn’t it.
It was very difficult and seemed to mix a gritty cop thing with a fantasy element. I seem to recall men in black with mini guns who could appear and disappear at random. You had to travel across half the map to get to them and got wasted in seconds. Repeat.0
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If you want a cheaper version you could probably convert to something similar, the Motostryke isn't a bad form factor. I have one, and it's alright, doesn't shoot very hard, and is quite slow, but it's a really comfortable blaster to hold.