very underrated movie

I’m watching Quest for Camelot for the first time in about a decade and while I was always a big fan of Ruber (huge surprise I know), he was never on the Villains I Want To Bang list until

DUDE LOOKS AT THIS GIANTASS FUCKING DRAGON AND REALIZES HIS SHITTYASS SWORD IS USELESS SO HE FUCKING JUST TOSSES IT ASIDE LIKE “WELL FUCK. GUESS WE’RE DOING THIS”

AND THE DRAGON JUST GETS ALL UP IN HIS SHIT LIKE “I GOT FIRE BREATH AND ACID SPIT BITCH WHAT THE FUCK YOU GOT???? FUCK YOU AND YOUR RECEDING HAIRLINE HEY RUBER THE 80S CALLED THEY WANT THEIR SHOULDERPADS BACK”

AND RUBER’S LIKE “YOU KNOW WHAT. NO. YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE AND I’M ENDING THIS”

AND HE ROLLS HIS EYES LIKE A BOOMER AT THOSE DAMN MILLENNIALS AND PUNCHES THE DRAGON IN THE FUCKING ACID SPIT MOUTH

LIKE NOT FUCKING SCARED. AT ALL. OF THIS HUGEASS DRAGON. WHOSE FACE CAN KILL HIM AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT WAYS.

MY BODY IS READY FOR YOU, RUBER

me @ people who were already criticizing bill’s pennywise and saying it was gonna suck even tho there wasn’t enough footage yet, and are praising him now that we got the whole georgie meets pennywise scene

my personal ranking and ratings of scooby doo media

* please note that these rankings are based on the media that i have watched, this list is not yet complete bc obviously scooby doo is timeless and also note that thru out this entire franchise, the writers and animators were able to include several talking dogs as recurring main characters but not a single non white person

1) scooby-doo, where are you! - the unfortunately short lived original show, an absolute classic. very repetitive and predictable but still fun, the opening credits and song are my fave and it was a staple in my childhood that i still enjoy 10/10

2) what’s new, scooby doo - honestly excellent, doesn’t have the original song BUT the opening song is played by fucking simple plan so obviously 10/10

3) scooby doo! mystery incorporated - very recent remake but not shitty unlike most remakes, the animation is great, not repetitive and it has a good running plot, opening credits aren’t good and it just doesn’t have the ~charm of the older shows so it just can’t be first on the list but otherwise, 9.5/10

4) scooby doo: the movie - excellent just fucking excellent and great, the cgi scooby is amazingly terrible, daphne’s outfits are amazing, simple plan perform the original theme song, shaggy and scooby are stoners its great but it loses some points for uncomfortable representations of voodoo, 9/10

5) scooby doo 2: monsters unleashed - very very underrated and under appreciated movie, i love it because its kind of terrible and very enjoyable watching while high 9/10

5) the new scooby doo movies - very first remake show of the original. terrible intro and song but longer and includes a whole bunch of other guest star characters like the addams family, wild ass sequences and very fun to watch when ur high - 9/10

6) the scooby doo show - essentially the same as the original but wilder and with slightly better animation, the intro changes completely and replaces the original song with one that i detest which makes this lose major points and also still pretty repetitive kinda boring 8/10

7) be cool, scooby doo! - 2016 remake, the animation is completely fucked and the characters barely look like themselves, plot line is good but the animation is just so upsetting that the plot can’t even come into consideration but would watch if there’s nothing else 1/10

17th Anniversary

May 19th of 2017 will mark the 17th anniversary of a very underrated Disney movie that I loved ever since I was a kid. By 2020, it will be its 20th anniversary. It was the year 2000 when I saw it in theatre and it makes me feel sad that not a lot of people have heard of it or seen it for that matter.

While most people possibly didn’t agree with it being scientifically accurate, that still didn’t stop it from being enjoyable.

Sadly it has been overshadowed by the disappointing by Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and its all everyone will remember.

On May 19th or 2017…

Let us remember a classic.

Remember Disney’s Dinosaur from the year of 2000

Originally posted by disneysdinosaur

ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968)

Top 10 films actually that scared me when I first saw them-

1.PLANET OF THE APES (1968)-I was 6 years old. I saw it when we lived in Whappinger Falls NY. “It;s a madhouse! A MADHOUSE!

2.PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) We lived in Milton NY-and Chiller Theater would be on TV late Saturday night-and every time Vampira walked toward the screen-scared the shit outta me.

3.the EXORCIST (1973)

4. JAWS (1974)

5.the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) People around me at the Strand were screaming!-I was 12! We weren’t old enough-but the guy who owned the theater didn’t care-he let everybody in. In Paw Paw, Michigan.

6.ROSEMARY’S BABY freaked me out.

7.ERASERHEAD (1977)-I saw it late at night and it was on TV-I was real stoned.

8.TOURIST TRAP (1979)-with Chuck Conners! He’s really off his rocker!

9.the BEAST WITHIN (1982) A very underrated movie! The transformation scene-and I saw this at the Strand too-girls were jumping up and down! It was great! 

10. ALUCARDA (1977) So much hysterical screaming and blood-blood everywhere. Yikes!

Fav underrated animated movies

Anastasia (1997)
If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that this is my favourite animated princess film of all time. Not any of the Disney movies but this one. My absolute favourite, no doubt about it. I grew up watching it and I will continue to re-watch it until the end of time.

Spirit: The Stallion of Cimarron (2002)
I don’t know how someone couldn’t love this movie. It’s another one of my childhood movies and it entails humour, emotion, the will of never giving up and it’s about horses.

The Iron Giant (1999)
My god, did I cry in this movie. I still do. 
I don’t know why this movie is so underrated, it’s incredible.

Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
This is one of those movies that you don’t realise are hilarious until you watch it again 10 years later when you’re above the age of 15 and you’ve developed the dirty mindset.

The Last Unicorn (1982)
The title says it all but it really is a fantastic movie with an aaamaaaaazing score job.

The Prince of Egypt (1998)
One of the greatest and educational movies, hands down.

The Road to El Dorado (2000)
What can I say, this movie was my childhood in a nutshell.

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
I so badly want to be Eris, Goddess of Chaos. Extraordinary movie.

Treasure Planet (2002)
I’m going to admit, this movie scared me half to death as a child but it’s brilliant.

Thumbelina (1994)
It’s funny how animated princesses that aren’t from Disney aren’t remembered by anyone. This is a great story that convinced me I wanted to be tiny and born from a flower for a very long time.

Emily's Top Ten Horror Movies!

#9

Midnight Lace

Originally posted by gifthesilverscreen

This is a very underrated horror movie.  It stars Doris Day, in one of her rare dramatic performances, Rex Harrison, and Myrna Loy.  The cast also includes John Gavin, Roddy MacDowell, and John Williams.

I discovered this movie in high school….it came onto TV right before I was going to bed (it was a school night, lol)….but the opening scene intrigued me so much that I quickly got a VHS tape and recorded it.  The only problem was that I didn’t record it long enough, and the tape stopped with less than 10 minutes to go!!

This movie is about an American heiress (Doris Day) living in London with her new husband (Rex Harrison) and one day, she’s walking through the square on a very foggy day.  She hears a voice calling out to her, taunting her and threatening to kill her.  She runs home and her husband calms her down, saying that thick fogs bring out the practical jokers, and she brushes it off.  But then she starts getting phone calls.  And to add to her problems, she is the only one to hear the man and her family and friends start to wonder if she is making it up for attention or possibly going crazy.

Doris Day gives one of her best performances in this movie.  She was incredibly underrated as a dramatic actress, but she goes to some pretty dark places in tis film and she absolutely nails it.  Though I will say that it does go a little bit into the melodramatic at times, but I think that it's due to the style of acting for the time (this movie came out in 1960) more than anything else.

There are a few little nitpicky problems I have, but most of them involve spoilers, so that may need to be a separate post!

I was so lucky to find this movie in a 6-pack of Doris Day movies at Barnes and Noble and I can’t wait to watch it!  

TOP 20 - DC ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIES - PART 2

Continuing and ending the first part, here are my TOP 10 favorite DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

#10. JUSTICE LEAGUE THE NEW FRONTIER

The first Justice League film, was an adaptation of the famous comic with the same name, and it turns out a great movie. With very simplistic designs and great animation, it’s set in the post-war 50s, and it focuses mainly on Martian Manhunter’s arrival on Earth and how he tries to blend in, passing as a detective but it also focuses more on Hal Jordan’s journey to becoming Green Lantern. While all this happens, there’s something called The Centre that is possessing and obsessing villains and regular people all over the world. The suspense of trying to found out what The Centre is and why it’s affecting everyone is what makes this movie great,  but sadly, it can’t live up to it’s hype, and a giant island that produces dinosaurs from within isn’t exactly what I was expecting. What I can figure out is that it’s a movie about the Justice League, focusing on the heroes and how they reunite to work together, so the villain isn’t really that much important to the plot, cause they just need a threat to unite, but still, something more interesting would have made this movie even better. The opening scene is excellent, if you don’t get chills after watching a suicide in a first-person point of view… then your emotions are as dead as Mr. Freeze’s! Overall, a great movie with an excellent build up that dissapoints in the end. 7.5 out of 10. 

#9. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES

This movie was a lot of fun. A very simple plot, Luthor is the president so he declares Superman a public enemy and puts a billion dollar bounty on him. What follows is an hour of both heroes and villains alike trying to take Superman and Batman down, some wanting the billion dollars, some working for Luthor’s government. There’s not much more to it, it’s a simple movie, fast forward with a lot of action, great animation and featuring the talents of the classic voices of the DC Animated Universe… that makes it worth watching alone. Superman and Batman interacting is great, you can really tell they’re close friends and trust each other with their lives. People may complain about the muscled-up look most of the characters have in the movie, but it didn’t really bothered me, after all, if you are a superhero, you have to be in the best shape possible! What could have made this movie better, and it’s just a detail, but Luthor declares a public enemy to Superman alone, and Batman just tags along with him, so it takes the importance of the movie a little more towards Superman. I would have liked it more if Batman had been also thrown in as an accomplice or something like that, so they are all after him as much as they are after Superman. So basically, it’s a great, fun movie that doesn’t really do anything wrong, but doesn’t impress either. 7.5 out of 10.

#8. JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM 

Very similar in spirit to Public Enemies, it has a simple plot: Vandal Savage provides villains of the Justice League with contingency plans made by Batman to kill the other members of the heroes. It would have worked much better as a twist if this hadn’t been revealed early on in the film description! That kinda ruined the moment, because it’s a great scene in the film, when Batman starts realizing that someone had used his contingency plans, so he rushes to help everybody. While I’ve already stated my dislike of Cyborg, he wasn’t bad in this film actually, he didn’t replace anybody, he was just the new guy helping out with cool tech, so I liked his character here, but you could tell, they were trying to slowly squeeze him into the Justice League movies as he apparently is getting very popular in the comics, like in the New 52… I could think of any other reason why replace great characters with Cyborg and Shazam into the league. But I won’t get into that again. The great voices return (Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, etc), so that alone makes it worth watching. Vandal Savage is a very interesting villain, so immortal as he is, it was obvious that the way he was going to loose would be kind  of a cheat, that’s the only bad thing about the movie. A very fun, action packed movie, with great voice actors. 7,5 out of 10.

#7. BATMAN YEAR ONE

An adaptation of one of Batman’s most famous stories, being as great as it is by itself, kinda disappointed me. Still, it’s good enough to earn the #7 spot. Being one of the few (or maybe the only one) stories that I had actually read a bunch of times before the release of the movie, I was really excited. So when the movie is an extremely faithful adaptation, following the story page by page, dialogue by dialogue, and the comic you’re adapting, it’s one of the most acclaimed comics of all time, how can you go wrong? Well, for me, it lacked a little bit of soul, of heart. It felt sometimes like if they were doing it in automatic mode. Mainly this could be due to Ben McKenzie’s dull performance of Batman, in what was probably my least favorite Batman voice. He felt bored, dull, not interested at all. It didn’t feel like it was really Batman. Curiously enough, he’s going to play James Gordon in the upcoming series Gotham. Talking about Gordon, he steals the show here. Bryan Cranston pulls a great, very human Gordon and makes the story focus on him. While I loved the comic, when I was reading it and imagining it as a movie (I do that with every comic I read) I thought that it might not work very well as a movie. Because it doesn’t feel like one movie, but more like events that go through the year… and that’s kinda what it is supposed to be, so it’s just a weird feel that the film gives. I also think the climax scene was very anti-Batman, he isn’t even in his suit, it’s clear daylight… that was one of my main thoughts while reading the comic and thinking about an animated movie. Still, it is an awesome story, with great action, awesome scenes, moments, character designs and animation, and it’s as good as a Year One adaptation could be. 8 out of 10.

#6. SUPERMAN VS THE ELITE

I really liked this movie. While I think most people didn’t, I really enjoyed it. Most people hated Superman’s design, but well, I didn’t love it, but I didn’t have a problem with it either, I just loved the simple animation look this movie has. But most importantly, what makes this movie so good is the moral debate that is featured. Should criminals be killed or not? By the time I watched this movie, the same topic was in the air were I lived, since most people grew tired of not feeling safe and whenever they’d catch a robber, they’d beat him up, going to such extremes that in 1 case, the robber died. So it’s a topic very present in the actual world, and it was very well represented through the film. While the villains weren’t that interesting, and the dragon-lady sexual innuendoes were a bit annoying, they served their purpose, to give the people a definitive answer to crime. And that is so interesting! The villain here is not trying to kill everyone or conquer the universe, he’s putting an end to crime. How about that! Sadly, they had to turn The Elite into a lame villain because they were actually proving a point, so they became evil because Superman punched Manchester Black. It was kind of a bad escape to have an evil villain and a good Superman, but it ended up helping to make a great scene with an ‘evil’ Superman. Great film. 8.5 out of 10.

#5. GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS

This is a very underrated movie. I didn’t have much knowledge about the Green Lantern Corps, except for the most famous characters (Kilowog, etc) so maybe that helped the fact that I loved learning about characters that were new for me, and the stories itself are all of them very good, some better than others. The ones I liked the most were 'The first lantern’, 'Kilowog’ and specially 'Mogo Doesn’t Socialize’. Since I had never heard of Mogo, I was just as desperate as Bolphunga to find out where the heck was Mogo hiding, and the twist just blew my mind! I loved it, specially because it had a very different feel to the other segments, the backgrounds of the Mogo planet seemed different, and it reminded me of the movie 'Heavy Metal’. The Abin Sur segment was great too, dealing with prophecies and destiny, and the 'Laira’ segment was probably the one I didn’t really cared for, but it wasn’t bad either. The final battle with Krona was just a simple action scene to end the movie and give the film a sense of unity, but it’s nothing special as the segments are what shine here. I was pleasantly surprised with this one, and it remains one of my favorites. 8.5 out of 10.

#4. BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD

While I think this is an excellent movie, I think it is a little overrated. It’s by all means a Batman movie, Gotham City looks spectacular, the characters and locations chosen for the movie are perfect, voice actors, animation, character designs, it all works. Black Mask was a personal favorite character of mine, he is great in the movie, and is the perfect example of a good use of the PG 13 rating, it doesn’t feel forced just because he can curse he curses, no, it feels natural to his character, that’s the mistake some movies on this line are doing, they do stuff just because they have PG-13 rating (Harley and Deadshot sex scene? What purpose was that for? How did that improved the film?) instead of doing stuff that is natural to the characters and the story and that is PG-13 material, this movie and The New Frontier are good examples of this. I hope you understand what I’m trying to say. The voice actors were overall great, Bruce Greenwood does an excellent Batman that feels natural and right from the start. He was so good that they called him to play Batman on Young Justice. While John DiMaggio did a good Joker, I can’t help to feel like it’s Bender talking, so I didn’t like it that much. The other thing I didn’t like was how all the movie was played out like a mystery movie of finding out who is under the red hood, when it’s made pretty much obvious since the opening scene and all other references made during the movie. They didn’t even tried to distract us with something else, like they did with Andrea’s father in Mask Of The Phantasm and Jordan Pryce in Return of The Joker. So if it was obvious from the beggining, I’m not sure I would have played this one as a mystery, because, while Bruce gets the shock of his life when Jason’s and Red Hood’s blood samples match, I doubt anyone else felt that way watching the movie. I also didn’t like the ending, it left me hanging there thinking, 'so what happened?’. Still, it’s a classic Batman movie, it’s all a Batman movie should be. 9 out of 10.

#3. JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS

This was as close as we ever got to see the DC Animated Universe return. It was originally going to be a return to it, filling the gaps between Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, and it was going to be called 'Justice League: Worlds Collide’. Ultimately, that idea was turned down, yet the movie saw the light in a way that removed any links to the original series, for example, having Hal Jordan as Green Lantern instead of John Stewart. Still, if you use your imagination, it does work as a tie in to JLU, having the original members accepting to add new members, the invisible jet, etc. Alternate universes and stories are always fun, and this movie was no exception. Featuring a rouge Justice League called the Crime Syndicate and a heroic Lex Luthor, that world and ours collide for a very interesting movie. The amount of cameos is so high that you have to pause the movie if you want to catch them all, but the best ones are probably Harley Quinn re imagined as The Jester’s monkey pet, and Deathstroke as the president of the United States. While mid-way through the movie it has been just a fun adventure with not really any superb moments, there comes James Woods and his chilling performance as Owlman. He completly steals the show by tricking the Crime Syndicate into doing his own agenda, which is a very dark one: destroy all existence. The logic behind this action is actually very interesting, with the logic that in every decision, 2 universes are created for each one of them, so by destroying the original Earth (parallel Earths are created from this one), all reality will follow. The climatic Batman vs Owlman fight is amazing, a little dark maybe that because of Batman, 2 people died, that was very dark! It’s an excellent movie and one of DC’s very finest. 9.5 out of 10.

#2. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX

Well, this one was as dark as it can get. Probably an attempt to make a solo Flash movie, DC seems to be overly cautious when dealing characters that are not Batman or Superman. So they label it as a Justice League film, but with a focus on one of the members. A similar thing will be done on the next movie to be released, 'Throne Of Atlantis’, which will focus on Aquaman. So this film again is about an alternate universe, but this one is even worse than the Crime Syndicate one. The world is about to be destroyed because of a war between the Amazons and the Atlanteans, Batman is now Thomas Wayne, and he’s much more violent than the Batman we all know. All this because Flash went back in time to save his mother from murder. Actually, we weren’t supposed to know that before watching the film. But again, the movie description included that detail, so we all knew that before watching the film, so it’s another twist ruined, because you watch the movie and Flash just assumes it was Zoom who changed all reality, and he finally realizes it’s his own fault for going back in time to save his mother, in what is supposed to be an epic reveal in the movie… we all knew it before even the film started. So, not the movie’s fault, but the people who gave it away’s fault. Besides that detail, this movie is epic, the twists on the characters are great, I specially liked the Superman twist, it was dark, scary and emotional. Batman was really badass and his relationship with Barry was great. Again, the amount of cameos is huge and you have to keep an eye for them: Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, Abin Sur, Aqualad, Black Manta, Captain Atom, Etrigan, and the list goes on and on. Cyborg was handled well for the movie and I think he was a nice addition to the movie, it worked here. Pretty much an epic movie with epic characters and moments, very dark, very violent but not for the sake of it, it just had to be that way, and it works perfectly. 9,5 out of 10.

#1. BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

I don’t think it’s a surprise that this one’s #1. Adapting the famous comic book, this one has an edge over the rest of them that makes the story more epic: It’s done in 2 parts, so you get a 150 minute movie instead of a 75 minute movie. This worked extremely well, because it was not rushed, they took every moment of the comic and  adapted it 'nice and easy’ I’d say, without having to worry that much about running time. If the movie would be just one 75 minute movie, it would probably suffer a lot of cuts, the Two-Face subplot would be cut, probably Batman would have fought the mutant leader just once…. it wouldn’t have worked. Luckily, I can’t praise high enough the decision to make this a 2 part movie. Part 1 takes it’s time to reintroduce Batman, his first fight against the mutant leader and in the climax, the final fight and win, with an awesome cliffhanger teasing the Joker. Part 2 couldn’t come any sooner. Part 2 was even better, because of course, it’s the climatic end to an actual single story, so it’s only natural Part 2 would be more intense. One of the best scenes in animation takes place in the Batman Vs Joker ultimate fight. In one of the darkest moments, and with a lot of suspense, The Joker murders countless people and it’s one of the most chilling moments of the movie, with Batman being so pissed that he attemps to kill him. With now Gordon retired, Ellen Yindel is the Commissioner and she doesn’t accept Batman’s ways. So we have another element that it’s now almost a classic on Batman movies: Batman being chased by the police. One of the best moments is when Yindel yells at Batman 'Stop, you son of a b–’ and he just throws a punch at her, not really trying to actually hurt her, but in a 'I’m sick of you, stop bothering me’ kind of way. Peter Weller is an excellent old time Batman, I loved his performance, this movie was 100% accurate with castings and everyone did a stellar job. David Selby was a perfect Gordon, Ariel Winter did a fantastic take on Carrie Kelly/Robin, Michael Emerson maybe sounded a little weird for me at first as The Joker, but you’re into Part 2 five minutes and it just blows you away how chilling his performance is. I also specially loved Michael Jackson as Alfred, one of the best since Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Mark Valley also did a great job as Superman. Superman. The climax of the movie is one of the most famous comic book moments of all time, Batman Vs. Superman. In an epic battle that divides fans all around the world, Batman had all the help he could get in order to fight Superman, which he could beat once and for all in another epic moment. Watching this movie (or reading the comic , of course) one realizes how much this influenced The Dark Knight Rises, and for the best. I think I don’t need to list any more reasons why this movie is excellent and is up there with Mask of The Phantasm and Return of The Joker in the top batman animated movies. Just go and watch it, if you haven’t, you’re missing out on something huge. 10 out of 10.

So that’s all! You can also watch again the videos I made with the best Batman: The Animated Series episodes, HERE (part 1) HERE (part 2) and HERE (part 3)

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