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  1. Doctor Omega

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    Have never heard of it MMP, but again, it looks interesting. I spotted Ernest Borgnine in the trailer too.

    Apparently it also went under the title "Mafia Kid" at one point.

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  2. Mad_Monster_Party

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    Yes you're right! Ernest Borgnine was in it I believe.

    And you bring up a good point about the title. When I was doing some research about it, I noticed that people still alternate between the two titles (Spike of Bensonhurst is the more common one though).

    Thanks for the comment!
     
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  3. Heeeeey

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    IMO, there's no improvement over the original, just an attempt to cash in as much money as they can.
     
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    Here's a question for everyone. Which is worse, a bad sequel where everyone from the first film is involved, or a sequel-in-name-only, usually direct-to-video, where they take the name and either a setting or some bastardization of the plot/story, and release it knowing that folks will watch it only because of the name association?

    I'm going with the second one, only because immediately the movie that came to mind was 8MM 2. The first film, while flawed, was entertaining, and caused me to go home and get drunk because of how disturbing the premise was. It, however, did not leave anything open for a sequel. I found the "sequel" on TV one night, and attempted to watch it. Horrible.
     
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  5. Heeeeey

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    I would say the latter also. At least in the first, you get to see the characters you liked in the original.
     
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  6. The Seeker

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    Palindromes is probably avant-garde, but I refuse to watch it because THEY KILLED DAWN WEINER

    I've seen The Exterminating Angel, Eraserhead, Un Chien Andelou, La Jetee, Brazil, The Seventh Seal, Pan's Labyrinth (not sure if that's avant-garde or not), and probably others I can't recall at this moment.
     
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    Who's your favorite and who's your worst?
     
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    Who's your favorite and who's your worst?
     
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    Favorite Hero - Batman
    Favorite Villain - Vandal Savage
    Least Favorite Hero - Bouncing Boy
    Least Favorite Villain - Mister Mxyzptlk
     
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    Most loved Power Ranger/Super Sentai Hero/Villain?

    Episodes? Series? etc
     
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    I honestly find it truly sad that no one ever places Terence Fisher on any lists of greatest directors of all time. He made some of the greatest horror films of all time at Hammer. If ever there was a director that should be given more praise than he has been given, it is Fisher.
     
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    I love Shout Factory! I love how they been releasing old films on dvd as well as some tv shows. Lately their site has been showing on Shout Factory Old Movies complete and free. I watched Neon Maniacs on there. You guys might want to take a look at the freebie horror movies on there.

    http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/film/horror
     
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    Lt. Asshole aka Lt. Jonathan Davenport. A totally inept, incompetent and asshole Cavalry troop leader who wants to court-martial the competent sergeant who takes charge from him (and does a much better job of it).
     
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  14. Carol

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    Thanks for your amazing list - I make that 94 recommends I should try out + 6 films where we overlap:
    (Amelie, Dogville, Chocolat, Capote, Garden State and The Cook, the Thief )

    As a fairly pernicious but unavoidable on-line sales company has the habit of asking me - if you liked those, why not try these? Six of my favourite serious drama/ offbeat / derangedly weird offerings:

    Wings of Desire, In Bruges, A Cock and Bull Story, The Libertine, Jarman's Tempest, Revenger's Tragedy.

    Enjoy!
     
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    The Hairdresser's Husband

    The Double Life of Veronique.

    The Lobster (haven't seen this but hearing very good things).
     
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  16. Carol

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    Yes, my knowledge of crustacean-based cinema is also sadly lacking - (remind me never to tell you about my first experience of an actual lobster... but I could make a bizarre slapstick comedy about it - based on which bits you actually EAT - maybe someone already did?)

    The excellent Ms Fries has started an intriguing thread here - sorry I never caught her thread on IMDb (love the way it's now in the past tense for conversational purposes). Maybe it would be fun to figure out what we all mean by avant-garde and experimental? I'm getting this: not primarily commercial, possibly even foreign language, bonkers art-house a definite possibility - but for me that could be 3 different categories - all equally fascinating in their ways.
    I'm half way through Two Towers right now - in a way Peter Jackson was conducting the mother of experiments - the experiment being - can Lord of the Rings be successfully filmed in live action? (So glad the answer was yes.)
     
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    84 years young today. Not many people know that.
     
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    You're only supposed to blow the bloody candles out.
     
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    Be happy that he can still blowwwwwww◆◆◆♡♡♡
     
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    Is the McFarlane in your title meant to be spelt with an "E" or an "A"?

    I looked it up and I can't find anything on the subject.

    And is it Todd McFarlane, or another person?
     
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