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« Reply #90 on: May 19, 2011, 07:58:24 PM »

Yes, back to schlock. Conan the Destroyer (though I think ...the Barbarian is actually a fine film).

Destroyer I liked (and own), though I'd agree that it's schlock. Barbarian I thought was rather boring (with the exception of the "hear the lamentation of the women" part), but everyone seems to think it the better of the two...  police
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« Reply #91 on: May 19, 2011, 08:03:46 PM »

Yes, back to schlock. Conan the Destroyer (though I think ...the Barbarian is actually a fine film).

Destroyer I liked (and own), though I'd agree that it's schlock. Barbarian I thought was rather boring (with the exception of the "hear the lamentation of the women" part), but everyone seems to think it the better of the two...  police

The lamentation of the women... the theological debate between Conan and Subotai ("Crom laughs at your four winds")... Conan's brilliant prayer to Crom... the cult of Thulsa Doom ("they told me lord to thrown down his sword and return to the earth... ha! Time enough for earth in the grave)... the riddle of steel... Conan being seduced by the sorceress than throwing her into the fire... this movie is endless genius. As you can tell I like Conan the Barbarian .
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« Reply #92 on: May 19, 2011, 10:09:16 PM »

Yes, back to schlock. Conan the Destroyer (though I think ...the Barbarian is actually a fine film).

Destroyer I liked (and own), though I'd agree that it's schlock. Barbarian I thought was rather boring (with the exception of the "hear the lamentation of the women" part), but everyone seems to think it the better of the two...  police

The lamentation of the women... the theological debate between Conan and Subotai ("Crom laughs at your four winds")... Conan's brilliant prayer to Crom... the cult of Thulsa Doom ("they told me lord to thrown down his sword and return to the earth... ha! Time enough for earth in the grave)... the riddle of steel... Conan being seduced by the sorceress than throwing her into the fire... this movie is endless genius. As you can tell I like Conan the Barbarian .

Wasn't that an Arnold Movie ?  {{{snikering}}
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« Reply #93 on: May 20, 2011, 01:04:07 AM »

When I was young, I liked Toy Soldiers (1991) and my dad and I enjoyed Flash Gordon (1980).

I don't know if it's schlock but I love Big Trouble in Little China.
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« Reply #94 on: May 20, 2011, 01:12:24 AM »

Yes, back to schlock. Conan the Destroyer (though I think ...the Barbarian is actually a fine film).

Agreed.
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« Reply #95 on: May 20, 2011, 02:55:04 AM »

Whoever said Pumping Iron was schlock, nah. It's a well-made, very self-aware look at a strange subculture. And it rules, though I think 70's bodybuilding ruined how people lifted weights for about 30 years.
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« Reply #96 on: May 20, 2011, 03:06:38 AM »

Whoever said Pumping Iron was schlock, nah. It's a well-made, very self-aware look at a strange subculture. And it rules, though I think 70's bodybuilding ruined how people lifted weights for about 30 years.

If more people did BBing than the fads of today, they would have better results.

Gotta go way back in the iron game to find the gems for the common guy, thankfully those ideas which are simple have been around forever and will remain while all the nonsense that comes and goes, well comes and goes.

Never seen the film. No idea about it. But if you want to get your DL up, I have ideas on that.

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« Reply #97 on: May 20, 2011, 03:31:03 AM »

Whoever said Pumping Iron was schlock, nah. It's a well-made, very self-aware look at a strange subculture. And it rules, though I think 70's bodybuilding ruined how people lifted weights for about 30 years.

If more people did BBing than the fads of today, they would have better results.

Gotta go way back in the iron game to find the gems for the common guy, thankfully those ideas which are simple have been around forever and will remain while all the nonsense that comes and goes, well comes and goes.

Never seen the film. No idea about it. But if you want to get your DL up, I have ideas on that.


It's going up, 30lbs since our last discussion on it, successfully pulled 275.  Smiley

I can't imagine you'd be opposed to the kind of work I'm advocating: power lifts, oly lifts, over isolated bicep work, college kids drinking sugar/caffeine/chemical supplements and going in for "chest and back" day etc.... Can hardly call power/oly lifting "some fad", but then we'll end up hijacking this thread...

And you should see it. It's really very entertaining.
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« Reply #98 on: May 20, 2011, 03:48:19 AM »

Grease 2.

Absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever and I love every single schlocky moment of it.
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« Reply #99 on: May 20, 2011, 05:23:20 AM »

Whoever said Pumping Iron was schlock, nah. It's a well-made, very self-aware look at a strange subculture.

You would make a good comedian Smiley
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« Reply #100 on: May 20, 2011, 05:28:54 AM »

"The Exorcist"
Some people wouldn't agree that movie is schlock, after all it won several Academy Awards and other regonitions, but watching it now, it's so schlocky! Ellen Burstyn standing around emoting, Jason Miller's unfocused "detachment", lee J Cobb's bizarre portrayl of the detective. The wierd german domestics. And all wrapped around special effects that were second rate even by 70's standards. When it came out in '73 or '74 I was under 17 and had to slip the ticket guy an extra dollar to let me into a "R" movie.

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« Reply #101 on: May 20, 2011, 06:29:24 AM »

That is true. "The Omen," "Carrie," "Rosemary's Baby"- a lot of horror movies of that era have their tacky elements even though they are quite scary in sum.  Smiley
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« Reply #102 on: May 20, 2011, 06:40:13 AM »

That is true. "The Omen," "Carrie," "Rosemary's Baby"- a lot of horror movies of that era have their tacky elements even though they are quite scary in sum.  Smiley
I didn't find Rosemary's Baby to schlocky, I thought it was well done.
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« Reply #103 on: May 20, 2011, 06:46:19 AM »

Rosemary's Baby is fine. Italian horror movies tend on the schlocky side. They usually have that unique combination of bad acting/ dialogue with some very surreal visuals and plots. Lucio Fulci's The Beyond for example.
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« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2011, 07:56:14 AM »

Whoever said Pumping Iron was schlock, nah. It's a well-made, very self-aware look at a strange subculture. And it rules, though I think 70's bodybuilding ruined how people lifted weights for about 30 years.

If more people did BBing than the fads of today, they would have better results.

Gotta go way back in the iron game to find the gems for the common guy, thankfully those ideas which are simple have been around forever and will remain while all the nonsense that comes and goes, well comes and goes.

Never seen the film. No idea about it. But if you want to get your DL up, I have ideas on that.


It's going up, 30lbs since our last discussion on it, successfully pulled 275.  Smiley

I can't imagine you'd be opposed to the kind of work I'm advocating: power lifts, oly lifts, over isolated bicep work, college kids drinking sugar/caffeine/chemical supplements and going in for "chest and back" day etc.... Can hardly call power/oly lifting "some fad", but then we'll end up hijacking this thread...

And you should see it. It's really very entertaining.

I do Fork Lifts
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« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2011, 01:40:28 PM »

Yes, back to schlock. Conan the Destroyer (though I think ...the Barbarian is actually a fine film).

Destroyer I liked (and own), though I'd agree that it's schlock. Barbarian I thought was rather boring (with the exception of the "hear the lamentation of the women" part), but everyone seems to think it the better of the two...  police

The lamentation of the women... the theological debate between Conan and Subotai ("Crom laughs at your four winds")... Conan's brilliant prayer to Crom... the cult of Thulsa Doom ("they told me lord to thrown down his sword and return to the earth... ha! Time enough for earth in the grave)... the riddle of steel... Conan being seduced by the sorceress than throwing her into the fire... this movie is endless genius. As you can tell I like Conan the Barbarian .

That was one of the best movies ever made, In my not so humble opinion.  The pure awesomeness of the film is at times staggering.  I loved his father's speech at the beginning (this you can trust!).  The Tree of Woe is the most awesome name of anything ever uttered in film history.  And then there's "You killed my mother!  You killed my people!  You stole my Father's sword!" pronouncing the 'w' in sword!
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« Reply #106 on: May 21, 2011, 02:35:37 AM »

Conan: The Barbarian is simply good. Consensus has been taken.

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« Reply #107 on: May 22, 2011, 08:18:44 PM »

Haven't seen it since high school, but after seeing Win-Win, how could I forget wearing out a VHS copy of Vision Quest.


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« Reply #108 on: June 15, 2011, 01:22:00 AM »

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« Reply #109 on: January 31, 2012, 11:09:40 PM »

I'm going to watch Bloodsport tonight in honor of this thread.  Smiley
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« Reply #110 on: January 31, 2012, 11:33:52 PM »

Tron. Loved it as a kid, and I love it today, but with slightly more critical eyes.
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« Reply #111 on: January 31, 2012, 11:36:30 PM »

Tron. Loved it as a kid, and I love it today, but with slightly more critical eyes.
Just watched that last night. Great movie.
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Pretty much anything with John Wayne qualifies. Please let me know if there is anything redeemable in his career. Lulz, at his role as the Centurion. One of the funniest moments in Hollywood ever.
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There are plenty of John Wayne movies that I love to watch:  They Were Expendable, The Three Godfathers, Sands of Iwo Jima, The Quiet Man, and The Searchers, to name a few.

John Wayne is the type of iconic actor that the self-proclaimed "smart people" love to hate.  You know, the people who sneer at good triumphing over evil, who laugh at patriotism, and who dismiss chivalry as thinly veiled misogyny. Please note, I am not leveling this criticism at anyone on this board.

In addition, John Wayne made over 150 movies in his career, yet his detractors usually concentrate on a handful of stinkers.  By and large, I think his movies are entertaining and I like the fact that he usually portrayed honorable characters that one could look up to.

Per the OP, I agree that Clueless and Red Dawn, while "universally" criticized, are films that are nonetheless good to watch.  
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« Reply #113 on: June 25, 2013, 10:28:21 PM »

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« Reply #114 on: June 25, 2013, 10:35:04 PM »

I've definitely a few (in no particular order):
1) Young Sherlock Holmes
2)  The Final Countdown
3)  Flash Gordon
4)  Magnum Force
5)  Clue
6)  Big Trouble in Little China
7)  They Live
Cool  The Replacements
9)  Top Gun
10)  Hamlet 2
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I had to look this up, but I have argued in this thread that Zardoz is not a Schlocky movie and that I really like Dark Star (think Marc1152) and my many attempts to attract people to the Christmas Toy by Jim Henson.
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