Monster of the Day #1599

One of the many joys of Futurama was the pretty good chance that you might see a neat monster at any moment. Several people are streaming the last couple of seasons on YouTube right now, so it’s a good change to catch up.

Anybody catch Spider-Man, or Baby Driver?

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I’ve heard both films are pretty good, but it’s coming on five years since I’ve been in a theatre.

  • Dorothy P Cobb

    I caught Spiderman. I thought it was pretty good. Nice sense of humor.

  • Gamera977

    Found a bunch of cool Korean and Chinese horror and action movies on Netflix and that’s about all I’ve been watching recently- sorry.

  • bgbear_rnh

    With cable, Netflix, and Tivo, I feel I already pay too much for entertainment and I feel like a sucker to spend so much on a ticket.

    After I realized that I had middle range hearing loss I wondered if that was partly the reason I did not enjoy going to the movies as much. I now rely on subtitle at home more and more. I do have hearing aids, but not always right in theater situation.

    Luckily some theater have “glasses” like device with subtitle built in. Looking forward to trying them next time I can drag myself to the theater.

  • Flangepart

    “Back off, humanoids. I’ve got a stinger and I’m not afraid to use it!”

  • The Rev.

    Please share a list!

    I already know about Train to Busan, which I just watched this weekend. It is EXCELLENT, by the way, and I highly recommend it. Best zombie movie in quite some time; I’d put it slightly above 28 Days Later, which was damn good.

  • I can recommend “A Chinese Ghost Story” (1987) and “Peking Opera Blues” (1986). Not primarily horror or action, but good fun nonetheless.

  • Gamera977

    Well, so far…

    ‘The Silenced’- Korean/horror- crazy stuff happening at a girl’s school in 1930’s Japanese occupied Korea.

    ‘The Phantom of the Theater’ Chinese/horror- neat riff off ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’ Set in beautiful art deco 1930’s China.

    ‘The Wailing’- good movie but at 2.5 hours it’s too long. Some editing would have helped.

    ‘The Pirates’- Korean/historical action- Well, it’s a Korean version of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Really bad odious comic relief but otherwise absolutely bat-guano crazy fun.

    ‘Memories of the Sword’- Korean/ historical action- Actually more a drama of a family that’s even more screwed-up than the Skywalkers. Great movie.

    ‘The Great Hypnotist’- Chinese/thriller- more a drama here, really good acting and a cool plot.

    ‘The Monkey King’- Chinese/action- absolute bat-guano crazy kid’s film here. Some awesome demons and monsters, mostly all CGI though. Would love to see Ken use some like the Fox Girl and Buffalo Demon as MotD.

  • The Rev.

    I’ve been wanting to see ACGS for ages, but the DVD never seems to be at a reasonable price. I’ll look into the latter, thanks.

  • The Rev.

    I actually caught part of one of the Monkey King movies, or at least A Monkey King movie; I think the second of the series? I want to say a ManDemonPig was involved. Kind of cool.

    I think I’ll be starting with The Silenced and The Wailing; Korea’s been making some good horror lately. Thank you!

  • Gamera977

    There are at least two Monkey King movies, Netflix has the second one, I haven’t gotten around to watching it yet.
    I just did a net search for it was either Korean horror movies or Asian horror movies, I forget which and got a couple of great websites with a bunch of reviews and a note indicating if Netflix or Amazon has it. Most of the sites were a little out of date and Netflix didn’t still carry some of them but most were still there.