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Old 2017-05-26, 07:25 PM   #81
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I watched The Mask this week! Deliberately toned down from the ultra-violence of the comics, this holds up pretty well. The CGI has aged well and only the objectification of Cameron Diaz spoils the film.
 
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Old 2017-07-07, 12:39 PM   #82
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After finishing Voyager, only one Star Trek movie remained.

I'm no long certain whether Insurrection is better than Nemesis. Nemesis was better than I remembered, but it still had a lot of dumb moments.
 
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Old 2017-07-09, 08:20 AM   #83
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Saw The Guest last night, which was awesome. cool soundtrack too. Also watched Falling Down which is still great.
 
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Old 2017-07-13, 04:25 PM   #84
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Behind the Planet of the Apes a documentary about the original 5 Apes movies.
 



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Old 2017-07-14, 03:27 AM   #85
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Battle Royale! Nothing to snap me out of my bored funk like a movie about teenagers killing each other.
 
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Old 2017-09-18, 01:19 AM   #86
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Just watched Jurassic Park 3. I have only a vague memory of when it came out, but it was definitely nowhere as "huge" as the previous two.

Ironic, then, that it's a way better movie than The Lost World. It still falls victim to the same "cannon fodder" syndrome as the second film where most of the people who are killed onscreen are barely fleshed out and you probably won't even remember their names by the time they bite the dust, but at least they're far fewer than the absolute slaughter that took place in TLW. It also doesn't have that toy commercial feel to it.

I should probably watch Jurassic World at some point, but from what I hear, it's a bit bollocks.
 

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Old 2017-10-05, 01:20 PM   #87
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Saw Casino Royale with the live orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend.

That's a good score, yo.

I was initially surprised when the Miami airport scene got a standing ovation, but then I was like "Yeah, that's like a really ****ing good action scene!" and joined in.

Sadly the program I bought (along with two Doctor Who graphic novels) got drenched by a leaky water bottle on the way home...
 
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Old 2017-10-09, 10:41 PM   #88
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I watched Dragonslayer an 80s fantasy film about a socorcer's apprentice who has to battle with a dragon only he's "dead" master is the one who kill the dragon. Silly but the dragon does look cool and the final battle is awesome even if the special effect sort limited what they could do.
 



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Old 2017-11-19, 11:19 AM   #89
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I watched Thor: Ragnarok the other day. It was pretty entertaining, I must say. Quite a lot of humor.
 
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Old 2017-11-19, 01:53 PM   #90
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Watched The Godfather - over two nights, because I should've known better than to start a freakin' 3+ hour movie at 10 PM.

I've seen the film quite a few times now, but only now I noticed that Michael's character change from a guy who doesn't really want to get involved in the family business, only to take over, seems to kind of come out of nowhere. Him killing the Turk and the police captain isn't so far fetched, he's obviously mad about an attempt being made on his father's life, but once he returns home from Sicily, he embraces it wholesale - was it just the attempt on his life that killed his wife there that brought the change? I don't get it.
 
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Old 2017-11-19, 03:34 PM   #91
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I always felt how Michael changes and is drawn in and corrupted by his position in the family was one of the greatest strengths of the first 2 Godfather films (less said about the 3rd the better).
Prior to the assassination of Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey, Sonny questions Michael's motives, is he doing it just because he took a beating? Michael's reply is "it's just business". He is starting to realize that you can't stand aside in the violent world his family is part of.
By the time he returns from Sicily, Sonny has been assassinated. Michael has no choice but to step up; his father is still recovering, and his other brother, Fredo, is far too weak to head the family.
And yes the death of his wife surely played a part also.
 
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Old 2017-11-23, 08:24 PM   #92
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After about 10 years I watched Jumper again. You know what pisses me off? The cocky pseudo-smart piano riff that plays whenever the film is particularly happy with itself. Like it thinks its Oceans 11.

I like the look of the film, and Billy Elliot is okay in it, I like how he got to keep his natural accent instead of doing a fake American one. But the way the film ends is poor and makes no sense. He's left everyone in grave danger (just like Griffin warned him) especially his Mum, and he doesn't seem to care!
 



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Old 2017-11-24, 02:21 PM   #93
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I always felt how Michael changes and is drawn in and corrupted by his position in the family was one of the greatest strengths of the first 2 Godfather films (less said about the 3rd the better).
Prior to the assassination of Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey, Sonny questions Michael's motives, is he doing it just because he took a beating? Michael's reply is "it's just business". He is starting to realize that you can't stand aside in the violent world his family is part of.
By the time he returns from Sicily, Sonny has been assassinated. Michael has no choice but to step up; his father is still recovering, and his other brother, Fredo, is far too weak to head the family.
And yes the death of his wife surely played a part also.
It's one of those weird situations where I dismiss the obvious on the account of it being too obvious - even though it's actually correct.

His character developed just seemed too smooth I guess? I guess I'm used to them being a lot more complicated than this - even though I bet Godfather is the movie that started the whole "rise to power" story cliche and everybody else since then has just built on it.

Except, didn't Howard Hawks' Scarface also do that kind of story?
 

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Old 2017-12-02, 09:37 PM   #94
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Five Card Stud a great Western starring Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, and Roddy McDowall.
 



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