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Old 06-25-23, 11:11 PM
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Have it on Blu-ray steelbook, now added 4K disc to it.


Old 06-26-23, 12:47 AM
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Friday the 13th Part 2- really good sequel. I used to think it was just okay but I would say itís easily better than the first one and one of the better entries in the franchise.

Ginny is a strong final girl and the movie moves at a brisk pace. One thing I like with this franchise in general is that the movies are short and to the point instead of dragging on and on.
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Old 06-26-23, 12:55 AM
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Dave Stevens: Drawn to Perfection Amazon Prime
Directed by Kelvin Mao 2022

Excellent documentary about one of the truly great Comics Illustrators, as well as the creator of "The Rocketeer". Filled with Dave's terrific art, and stories of his life and artistic passions, -as well as some of his other passions. One of his muses was actress Brinke Stevens, to whom he was married briefly. Another was iconic '50s model Bettie Page, whose notorious photos inspired him; years later, Dave would discover the very private Page was living near him, and he would become one of her caretakers. .For fans of the art form, the film is also filled with "talking heads" discussing Dave's career that just happen to be some of the truly distinctive artists in the Comics medium.

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Old 06-26-23, 02:46 AM
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Diamonds Are Forever (1971) - After sitting out On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery returns to the role of James Bond in this diamond-theft/space-laser thriller set mostly in Vegas. Some recurring franchise characters appear, including Blofeld and Felix Leiter. There are two dryly humorous henchman going around killing people who are part of the diamond smuggling ring. The female lead is the beautiful Jill St. John as "Tiffany Case," and then there's "Plenty O'Toole" played by Natalie Wood's younger sister, Lana. (Unfortunately, just as Bond is about to sleep with Plenty, Tiffany's thugs show up and defenestrate the poor girl) Jimmy Dean (the country singer and sausage guy) plays a billionaire who was being used as a pawn in Blofeld's scheme. Overall, this is probably Connery's weakest Bond film, though it's not without some of the usual charm of the series. It's fun seeing early 70s Vegas, and there's plenty of action throughout.


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Old 06-26-23, 01:15 PM
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Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)

While the film gets obnoxious fairly quickly, it was still neat to see Sonic in a major motion picture.
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The Pope's Exorcist (2020)

If the film would've learned more into its more gonzo scenes & ideas, it would have been far more interesting.

The final result plays like a run-of-the-mill Exorcism/Haunted House film mash-up, with tiny sparks of originality.
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Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)

The final 40-minute car chase is fantastic but everything else surrounding it is a chore to get through.
Old 06-26-23, 05:18 PM
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The Rocketeer Disney+
Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Joe Johnston. 1991
A stunt pilot living in 1930's California finds a stolen jet-pack and uses the device to fight gangsters and Nazis as The Rocketeer.

Having just watched the Dave Stevens documentary, I got an itch to re-visit "The Rocketeer", which I probably haven't watched since it first came out on DVD. Back in the day, I thought it was a decent effort, but I wanted a little something more from it. Watching it in 2023, it holds up quite well. The casting is spot-on across the board and it really evokes the period. However, at least half the film's Gloss and Emotion comes from James Horner's tremendous score.
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Amazon Prime rental

I used my digital credits

Not the Tina Turner biopic but they should have used their heads and come up with a more original title.

It was not bad though the dude has Lily James right next to him and he actively seeks a arranged marriage?

WTF?
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Vox Lux (2018)

Lol Crawley's cinematography is fantastic but outside that the film feels like a bunch of ideas hastily strung together.
Old 06-27-23, 02:59 AM
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Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (2023)

Quite easily, one of my favorite films released this year.

Animation is highly-energetic and drop-dead gorgeous.
Old 06-27-23, 09:04 AM
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Extraction (Netflix) - my partner couldn't watch it anymore after the kid was tossed off the building. Can't say I blame her. I will have to circle back sometime and watch it.
Old 06-27-23, 02:33 PM
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Elemental (2023)

While I enjoyed much of storyline involving Ember and her parents (as mine are refugees), I didn't care much for anything else.

The themes concurrent throughout the film, while obvious, are sometimes presented incredibly awkward.
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Showtime

If Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is in you know it is quality stuff

Maybe a clone of Knives Out with some HH Holmes themes mixed in.
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HBO

Tye Sheridan was young back in 2013 and now he is one of the guys that is getting big roles in Hollywood.
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Accepted - Netflix. Saw this in theaters when it was first released, and it is still a great comedy.
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Old 06-27-23, 10:53 PM
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Old 06-27-23, 11:17 PM
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Purple Noon (Plein Soleil)




Old 06-28-23, 04:31 PM
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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Watching Streets of Fire reminded me to check out this music centered film starring a fifteen year old Diane Lane (streaming for free on Kanopy through my local library). The theme is really more about selling a philosophy and an image to the public, as the titular girl trio aren't much in the vocal department. Lane plays a jaded teen who recently lost her mother to lung cancer. She gains a bit of notoriety after a 48 Hours style news program airs footage of her being fired from her fast food job (by Brent Spiner, no less) during a segment about her dead-end hometown. She soon realizes she can manipulate the media to her benefit.

After the amateur group she formed with her sister and cousin (played by Laura Dern) falls into an opening act position for a washed up rock band's club tour, we witness a series of mutual exploitations between the girl and a local news station. This results in the group quickly developing a horde of young fans who call themselves "skunks" after the trio's black and blonde punk hairstyles. Things quickly fall apart as soon as they are coming together, with merchandising and manufactured "uniqueness" being targets of ridicule. But we soon learn the power of the media has a far reach, resulting in an obviously tacked on happy ending filmed after Paramount had shelved the movie for two years. Ironically, it still didn't get a regular theatrical release - eventually achieving minor cult status through late night cable airings on the USA Network in the mid-80s.

The movie features an early role for Ray Winstone as a belligerent English rocker whose bandmates are played by members of the Sex Pistols and the Clash. There is a love scene between him and Lane that appears to have been shot with doubles through a shower curtain, though there is one partially nude shot of her character stepping into the shower that is completely unnecessary - especially given her age at the time. Christine Lahti has a supporting part playing Laura Dern's mother, who has a memorable interview scene about the regrets she has over her relationship with her daughter. It partially plays out on a TV screen reflected through a store window, so we witness Dern's character watching and reacting to the interview as it airs. It's a nicely set up scene.

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TCM

It looked like a good transfer though I assume TCM probably cleans up and remaster the movies they air.

Lemmon mugs Sly Stallone and F. Murray Abraham was a cab driver.
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Showtime

Maybe if you need a movie for Pride month check this out
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Old 06-29-23, 12:41 AM
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Delicatessen Amazon Prime
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. 1991
In a burnt-out city on the verge of collapse, a canny butcher employs various young handymen, kills them, and then sells them as meat. When ex-circus performer Louison arrives looking for work, it seems that his head will be the next on the block.

Since I recently watched Jeunet's "City of Lost Children", I thought I'd visit his previous film before it went away. "Delicatessen" is a subtitled French film that can best be described as a Dark Comedy. It seems very influenced by Terry Gilliam's "Brazil", though on a lower budget and a smaller scale. Like Gilliam, Jeunet has a Cartoonist's approach to his work, with most scenes set up to build to a visual punchline. It's a very clever film, and very strange, too, with a color palette that's both fascinating and a little queasy.
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Old 06-29-23, 01:20 AM
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^I first saw Delicatessen in college, at a screening on campus. It was great, the crowd was really into it. The rhythmic scene with all the noises had the whole place howling with laughter.
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Starz

Second time I have seen this

Still boring and not a lot of dialogue but a lot of beautiful shots, hot women, and cinematography of LA if off the charts but this movie could be the cure for insomnia.

Still not sure what the point of the movie was and if Bale was in a dream state or dead or thinking through his conscious mind.

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