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9/12/19 1:57 PM
8/12/09
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Event Horizon

9/12/19 2:32 PM
12/14/00
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Universal Soldier: Regeneration

One of the better direct to video movies I've ever seen, next to Undisputed 2. I even liked it better than the original UniSol.

9/12/19 2:43 PM
11/15/04
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Richardjohnson81 - 

 


I knew someone would already have this one covered.

Criminally underrated.

9/12/19 2:54 PM
1/1/01
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Slowshot - 
nottheface - 

Not a movie, but just started on "The Expanse" and I don't know why I haven't heard more about this show. 


It's fucking GREAT isn't it? The only probably is the main guy is kind of a shitty actor, but all the supporting actors are really good.

Jason Strathairn's charcter is a personal favorite, as is Peter Outerbridge

A few things. 

I LOVE this show and look forward to the new season. 

I met one of the actors a while ago (well - bumped into him on the street and said I love the show, the one who plays Amos) - They're filming a lot of it in Toronto apparently.

I personally "know" (as in met a few times and spoke with) Peter Outerbridge. Great guy, had some hilarious acting stories/anecdotes and one which highlighted the vast difference between stage and TV.

The reason I've met him is that his two sons went to the same school as my kids and they lived in the same area (Christie and Bloor in Toronto). We'd take our kids to the same park (Christie Pitts park) so sometimes I'd see him. That was when the kids were in "taking them to the park was fun" age, so a while ago (they're teenagers now).

Anyway - cool guy. 

And fantastic series.

9/12/19 3:06 PM
1/1/01
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^The books are better.

9/12/19 3:15 PM
1/1/01
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Also, the Chronicles of Riddick anyone?

9/12/19 3:20 PM
1/1/01
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solidsnake - Also, the Chronicles of Riddick anyone?

Yeah - I was pleasantly surprised. I was looking for some mindless action flick and this turned out pretty decent.

I was a particular fan of how it ended.

9/12/19 3:21 PM
10/4/02
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Slowshot -
Black Dougie - 

Moon


Good as fuck

I came here to say this. 

That's three votes for "Moon".

9/12/19 3:25 PM
7/26/07
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Thebonfirexm - 
MoreThanUFC - Logan's Run and They Live come to mind.

I watched Logan's run about 6 months ago and holy crap it doesn't hold up


Yeah, same.

That's a movie that could be prime for a modern re-make
9/12/19 3:26 PM
7/26/07
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Ice Pirates!

9/12/19 3:27 PM
11/16/17
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Chimonos Revenge -
Thebonfirexm - 
MoreThanUFC - Logan's Run and They Live come to mind.

I watched Logan's run about 6 months ago and holy crap it doesn't hold up


Yeah, same.

That's a movie that could be prime for a modern re-make

They live should never be touched like JAWS.

9/12/19 3:28 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 9100

The Blood of Heroes

 

9/12/19 3:29 PM
7/26/07
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Thebonfirexm - 
Chimonos Revenge -
Thebonfirexm - 
MoreThanUFC - Logan's Run and They Live come to mind.

I watched Logan's run about 6 months ago and holy crap it doesn't hold up


Yeah, same.

That's a movie that could be prime for a modern re-make

They live should never be touched like JAWS.


I meant Logan's Run
9/12/19 3:30 PM
11/28/03
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district 9

sci fi is rarely good

9/12/19 3:37 PM
9/2/11
Posts: 2049

Primer

9/12/19 3:40 PM
1/1/01
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Lessphilling - 

Primer


Primer is great, and insane for how it was created. Something like a 7K budget and everything from script writing to filming (as well as some of the acting) was done by one guy who like taught himself or something iirc.

9/12/19 3:41 PM
1/1/11
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Star trek nemesis

9/12/19 3:41 PM
1/1/11
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Cyborg

9/12/19 3:51 PM
7/26/07
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Rollerball

9/12/19 3:51 PM
4/27/15
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ranier wolfcastle -

district 9

sci fi is rarely good

Another  solid pick

9/12/19 3:55 PM
1/1/01
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robert bentley - 
solidsnake - Also, the Chronicles of Riddick anyone?

Yeah - I was pleasantly surprised. I was looking for some mindless action flick and this turned out pretty decent.

I was a particular fan of how it ended.


It ended in a very Conan way.

9/12/19 4:00 PM
2/5/05
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Rashomon -
Slowshot -
Black Dougie - 

Moon


Good as fuck

I came here to say this. 

That's three votes for "Moon".

What am I missing with this movie? 

It's overrated as far as I'm concerned. You guys love it but man I just thought it was boring as fuck. 

I love isolationist movies like this but I just didn't get it. I understood the movie but I don't understand why it's considered good. 

9/12/19 4:01 PM
7/26/07
Posts: 87081

Mark Hammill was in a movie called Slipstream that not many people have seemed to see

9/12/19 4:37 PM
3/18/05
Posts: 1773
Chimonos Revenge - Mark Hammill was in a movie called Slipstream that not many people have seemed to see

I saw it on HBO years ago. Wasn't very good. It was all about gliders. 

9/12/19 4:43 PM
9/19/05
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Add Gattaca to the list.