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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 26 September 2020 at 8:37pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


(Bear in mind, David, it's not a mind-blowing instant classic... but it is certainly much better and more entertaining that one would expect.  Just a ton of fun, it deserves to be seen & appreciated.)



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Petter Myhr Ness
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CASINO (1995)

Hadn't seen it since it was in the theatres. Still hard not to compare it with the much superior GOODFELLAS. 

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John Byrne

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COLOSSUS -THE FORBIN PROJECT (1970)

Still the best of the Computer Takes Over the World movies. Well acted and intelligently written. 1970s downer ending.

Only the technology itself has not aged well.

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James Woodcock
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Posted: 27 September 2020 at 7:25am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Has one of my favourite scenes - the soldier, sat, staring @ his screen
while everyone else runs around trying to avoid the inevitable.
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John Byrne

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MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL (2019)

Third time. Whatís that they say about doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result?

All the parts are there, just not put together right. Kinda sad.

Tessa Thompson is cute, tho.

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 27 September 2020 at 9:31pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

She sure is.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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MARNIE (1964)

Never seen this Hitchcock film before. Some disturbing subject matter here and questionable choices, but fine performances from the leads. Interesting to see Sean Connery in a non-Bond role following his three golden 007 classics. 
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John Byrne

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WALL E (2008)

No matter how you wrap it, the message of this movie is ďItís okay to destroy the environment kids, cuz you can just leave for a while, let the Earth heal itself, then come back, all the while learning NOTHING.Ē

Boo, Pixar. Double boo.

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Peter Martin
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Posted: 28 September 2020 at 2:16pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Karate Kid (1984).

Have been a fan of this film since the 80s, and with Cobra Kai a flavour of the month, I couldn't resist dipping in again to the original when I saw it on Netflix.

Must have seen this film 20 times over the years, but the version I watched over and over on VHS was recorded from the TV and the recording only began when he first goes to the beach and meets Ali. So strangely, this was only my second time watching it from the very beginning -- and I have to say, I kind of prefer my 'edit'. The cross-country montage seems kind of superfluous.

The film still works for me in a big way. Macchio and Morita really inhabit those characters and work so well together. Martin Kove is a memorable villain -- and really the whole bunch of Cobra Kais are a well-cast, believable bunch of nasty arseholes.
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John Byrne

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THE WRONG BOX (1966)

Michael Caine and just about every British supporting actor who was working at the time, in a not-too-farcical farce set in Victorian England. (Ignore the TV antennae on the rooftops!) A perennial favorite. Peter Sellers has a small but oddly poignant role as a "venal doctor".

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Shaun Barry
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THUNDERBALL (1965)

Maybe it doesn't go quite off the rails, but it definitely gets off on the wrong foot from the very beginning and never really gels... certainly features an overabundance of the most gorgeous bunch of Bond girls one could hope for; the locales & photography are top-notch; and it features one of my favorite John Barry BOND scores...

...but there's also a general overall tone of silliness throughout, filled with unintentionally humorous bits, scenes & editing tricks (the climax on the boat being particularly ridiculous--those rear-projection shots!!); and the underwater sequences, while quite beautiful to look at, are unforgivably long and drawn-out.

(And from a purely superficial standpoint:  This is the Bond film where Sean Connery starts to look a little too weird... his toupee is a bit more obvious and shellaqued, and his eyebrows are drawn in too dark & thick!)





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John Byrne

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My parents and I would go to see each new James Bond movie and, in a move that was not uncommon in those days, sit thru it twice. THUNDERBALL was the first time we didnít.

Altho I fell unconditionally in love with Lucianna Paluzzi, I felt no need to see THUNDERBALL a second time, and indeed did not until it showed up on TV.

I did purchase the LP of the soundtrack, tho!

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