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19 hours ago, Christopher R Taylor said:

 A lot of the films people are listing break the rules, though: post-2000.

 

In a post-modernist world there is no objective reality and pre-2000 and post-2000 are just perspectives.

 

Or...  I just really wanted to include 13th Warrior.  It was only 4 months off cutoff.

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17 hours ago, Bazza said:

50 ’90s Movies With Low Rotten Tomatoes Scores That Aren’t Half Bad

https://apple.news/ASeeXdqYYTmmHfCOv9KzS5Q

 

I agree with them on Mars Attacks, Tank Girl, Hackers, Johnny Mnemonic, Stargate, Hudsucker Proxy, Men in Tights, and Heart and Souls.

 

Especially Hudsucker Proxy! It's my favorite Coen Brothers film, which is a very difficult spot to get.
 

 

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8 hours ago, mattingly said:

 

I agree with them on Mars Attacks, Tank Girl, Hackers, Johnny Mnemonic, Stargate, Hudsucker Proxy, Men in Tights, and Heart and Souls.

 

Especially Hudsucker Proxy! It's my favorite Coen Brothers film, which is a very difficult spot to get.
 

 

 

Of all the ones on that list that I've seen:

Brain Candy (44%) was hilarious, but I recognize that the style of humor is different from what most people are used to (but that's a good thing, IMO).

Waterworld (43%)  Meh.

Tommy Boy (44%)  Yeah, 44% seems about right.

To Fong Woo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (42%)  A pretty good movie, IMO.  Patrick Swayze actually *acts* in this one.

The Hudsucker Proxy (58&)  What?!?  This was a GREAT movie!  I call it the urban version of Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?  (And without the musical numbers.)

Cabin Boy (46%)  Funny enough.  I guess most people don't relate to "weirder" comedies.

Hocus Pocus (30%)  Overrated at 30%!  Truly awful.

RobinHood: Men in Tights (48%)  Yuck.  Generally speaking, the less Mel Brooks appears in one of his own movies, the better.

So I Married an Axe Murderer (50%)  Very funny!  Not even that weird.  What's not to like?

Death Becomes Her (48%)  Bad.  An attempt at dark comedy, but they left out the comedy.

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1 hour ago, Christopher R Taylor said:

I liked Johnny Mnemonic, it was pretty good

 

That's the one where a data courier in 2021 uses a Stacker-like compression program to hold double the 80 Gigabytes that his brain implant can normally hold. It's apparently a dystopian future where microSD cards don't exist.

 

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No.  It doesn't.  It just is bad.  Stop defending bad.

 

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Tomorrowland technically misses the cut with a 50% Freshness rating and a 49% audience score.

 

I liked it quite a bit. Yes, the pacing was a little uneven, but I thought all the actors did a good job. The movie is worth the price of admission just for Hugh Laurie's The Reason You Suck Speech at the end.

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On August 5, 2019 at 6:44 PM, Ranxerox said:

 

And an audience score of 60%, which is considered fresh.  Lots of people like John Carter.  It just had a bad ad campaign and they spent way too much money making it.  It is like sometimes Disney sets out to make a movie which can't help but lose money.

 

The person in charge of that publicity campaign died in the middle of it, and Disney was unable to get a replacement up to speed.  Not having a capable #2 for something that big is a corporate blunder, but it isn't as criminal a blunder as that campaign ended up being due to the literal death at the helm.

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That's the one where a data courier in 2021 uses a Stacker-like compression program to hold double the 80 Gigabytes that his brain implant can normally hold. It's apparently a dystopian future where microSD cards don't exist.

 

 

Yeah its based on a cyberpunk novel by Gibson written in the 80s and he didn't anticipate the growth of memory in the intervening years.  80 Gig sounded impossible in 1985, now its small

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1 hour ago, Pariah said:

Tomorrowland technically misses the cut with a 50% Freshness rating and a 49% audience score.

 

I liked it quite a bit. Yes, the pacing was a little uneven, but I thought all the actors did a good job. The movie is worth the price of admission just for Hugh Laurie's The Reason You Suck Speech at the end.

 

I liked it. It is one of the few positive, feel-good optimistic films or tv shows. 

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1 hour ago, Christopher R Taylor said:

 

Yeah its based on a cyberpunk novel by Gibson written in the 80s and he didn't anticipate the growth of memory in the intervening years.  80 Gig sounded impossible in 1985, now its small

 

The movie was released in 1995, so the writers and producers should have known better. It's not a film that's aged particularly well.

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On 8/7/2019 at 12:14 AM, PhilFleischmann said:

RobinHood: Men in Tights (48%)  Yuck.  Generally speaking, the less Mel Brooks appears in one of his own movies, the better.

 

 

But they're men...they're men in tights.

 

Not just any tights but tight tights.

 

Who doesn't love that?

 

 

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I got one ! I got one !

Finally I got one !

It is after 2000 and under 50%.

 

DOA: Dead or Alive. It is pure cheese. Based on the videogame.

Devon Aoki, Jamie Pressly, Holly Valance, Eric Roberts and Kevin Nash are all in this.

I got the DVD as part of a three pack with Ultraviolet and Resident Evil Apocalypse

 

Talking of which I can watch Resident Evil Apocalypse several times over. It has a 20% rating. I watch it for Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine and Oded Fehras an Umbrella employee.

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The movie was released in 1995, so the writers and producers should have known better. It's not a film that's aged particularly well.

 

You know what a huge computer had for data storage in 1995? I agree it hasn't aged well in terms of tech but even then 80 gig was an almost incomprehensible amount of data.

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Bunraku (2011, 17% on Rotten Tomatoes), with Josh Harnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Gackt, and Ron Perlman.

 

I can see why this film didn't go over well with a lot of people - it is very stylized and walks that fine line between serious and ridiculous.  Traditional bunraku is Japanese puppet theater, and I loved the cinematography and transitions that created a world that was more artistic than realistic.  The fight scene choreography was fun and was almost like watching a live-action comic book.  If you watch it with the idea that the movie isn't taking itself too seriously (and really with Woody Harrelson in it that isn't hard) it can be pretty enjoyable.

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14 minutes ago, Christopher R Taylor said:

 

You know what a huge computer had for data storage in 1995? I agree it hasn't aged well in terms of tech but even then 80 gig was an almost incomprehensible amount of data.

 

My first job out of college was as an IT assistant for the EPA. That was the summer of 1993. I had to source a computer for one of the scientists in our division that could burn a file library to a blank CD for distribution. That required a hard drive that could hold a full 650MB disc image. Though they were expensive at the time, we sourced a 2GB Seagate Barracuda drive for the task. That hard drive came out in 1992, and effectively doubled the size of the largest hard drive (for PCs) from 1991. Storage sizes for hard drives were effectively doubling roughly once a year or so, with a 16GB drive released in 1997.  A conservative estimate would allow for doublings every two years, which would put a theoretical hard drive in 2021 at about 16TB. Drives of that size are available now.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Ternaugh said:

 

My first job out of college was as an IT assistant for the EPA. That was the summer of 1993. I had to source a computer for one of the scientists in our division that could burn a file library to a blank CD for distribution. That required a hard drive that could hold a full 650MB disc image. Though they were expensive at the time, we sourced a 2GB Seagate Barracuda drive for the task. That hard drive came out in 1992, and effectively doubled the size of the largest hard drive (for PCs) from 1991. Storage sizes for hard drives were effectively doubling roughly once a year or so, with a 16GB drive released in 1997.  A conservative estimate would allow for doublings every two years, which would put a theoretical hard drive in 2021 at about 16TB. Drives of that size are available now.

 

 

 

 

My personal computer in 1990 had a hard drive of .... wait for it... 40 MB.

 

And I thought it was more hard drive than I would EVER need.

 

My current drive is 2,000,000 MB.

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40 minutes ago, ScottishFox said:

 

My personal computer in 1990 had a hard drive of .... wait for it... 40 MB.

 

And I thought it was more hard drive than I would EVER need.

 

My current drive is 2,000,000 MB.

 

Mine was 80MB in 1990, as the computer store where I bought it upgraded me to a better SCSI drive and adapter card.

 

My current tower at home is also my Plex server, so I've got about 20TB or so connected to it, and a bunch more external drives not connected with backup files.

 

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