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Clerks 2 (2006)


This is the only Kevin Smith movie I own, and I still think it's one of my favorite comedies overall. Some of the script and dialogue is a little weak when it comes to developing a story, but the jokes and character humor are all top notch.



❤️Grey's Anatomy And Johnny Depp & Station 19❤️
The Cutting Edge (1992) 10/10 loved cutting edge movie trilogy
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Sin City
8/10.
I love the cool, neo-noir style of this movie and the way it contrasts the gritty with the sleek, the ugly with the beautiful. I find I enjoy the movie more when I assume some of the characters have super abilities which make them extremely tough to kill (especially Marv).
I appreciated the movie more on the big screen, where the black and white with the colour highlights really popped.
Also noticed this time around that Quentin Tarantino had shared in directing. He did the driving-to-the-pits scene, which is totally Tarantino.
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11:14
8/10
A really enjoyable and underrated movie with a great cast. It centers around an accident which occurs at 11:14pm and is told through different perspectives of those either directly or indirectly involved. It was such a fun movie and i loved the ending, it brought everything together




Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)

Brilliantly written - and Gloria Swanson is just magnetizing. This film encapsulates everything that was great in the classic Hollywood era.







Snooze factor = Zzz


[Snooze Factor Ratings]:
Z = didn't nod off at all
Zz = nearly nodded off but managed to stay alert
Zzz = nodded off and missed some of the film but went back to watch what I missed
Zzzz = nodded off and missed some of the film but went back to watch what I missed but nodded off again at the same point and therefore needed to go back a number of times before I got through it...
Zzzzz = nodded off and missed some or the rest of the film but was not interested enough to go back over it



Julius Caesar (1953)




Adaptation of Shakespeare's play so the script is obviously brilliant, albeit a bit of an acquired taste. Lots of legendary speeches and quotable lines; plenty for this great cast to get their teeth into. James Mason and Marlon Brando are particularly impressive. The highlight has to be Caesar's death and the two speeches that followed from Brutus and Mark Anthony; glorious, absorbing old-school Hollywood.


4/5 Stars




Journey Into Fear (1943)

This picture, with its intricate plot and star actors, unfortunately was compressed into a mere 68 minutes. Its complexity, along with several notable scenes and innovative filming would have benefited from more time for plot development, at least another 20 minutes.

Itís an interesting spy film set chiefly in Istanbul and the Black Sea, co-written by Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton, who also play the lead roles. Joining them are the highly popular Dolores Del Rio, and several actors from Wellesí Mercury Theater, including Everett Sloane, Agnes Moorehead, and Ruth Warrick.

Welles was slated to direct in 1941 following the success of Citizen Kane. But he had followed ďKaneĒ with work on The Magnificent Ambersons, which he was just finishing up at the commencement of filming of ďJourneyĒ. Welles was on a limited schedule before he headed for South America to continuing work on the never completed, Itís All True.

Consequently Welles gave up direction of the picture in favor of his colleague Norman Foster. Welles was subsequently fired by RKO during post production, so he had no input in the editing. Presumably the picture would have been more elaborate and roomy had Welles been part of the finish of the film. All the material was there. It just needed Welles' direction.

Still, itís an enjoyable movie, and it features several memorable sequences which were widely copied by subsequent filmmakers.

Doc's rating: 6/10

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Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)

Brilliantly written - and Gloria Swanson is just magnetizing. This film encapsulates everything that was great in the classic Hollywood era.
I agree with you. It's one of the great films. Period. Swanson stole the show, but William Holden was dynamite in one of his first big roles. And of course Billy Wilder's direction was phenomenal. But you know, every time I watch the picture it still has the same ending...

~Doc



Hšjyt (1978)
There's no official English title but it refers to groups of 19th-century troublemakers and criminals in certain parts of Finland who traditionally carried (and used) knives. Wiki kind of suggests the word Knife-Fighters.

Another Finnish TV production from the seventies. It's a two-part mini-series but I'm posting it to movie thread. It tells the tale of the two famous 19th-century criminals and the lawman trying to stop their reign. As a story, it's the same old but the setting (old rural Finland), and some of the ways the things progress make it quite different.

The first half is pretty good; all the main characters (and actors) are good and it builds the conflict well. The latter half tries to cram too much stuff in it and it jumps all over. They probably had a quite limited budget to work with, but I think the story would have needed more than 2 hours to tell properly. Still, for some reason, I seem to enjoy these older Finnish films more than the modern ones (which I tend to hate).

1st part 3.5, 2nd part 2.5
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Snooze factor = Z



[Snooze Factor Ratings]:
Z = didn't nod off at all
Zz = nearly nodded off but managed to stay alert
Zzz = nodded off and missed some of the film but went back to watch what I missed
Zzzz = nodded off and missed some of the film but went back to watch what I missed but nodded off again at the same point and therefore needed to go back a number of times before I got through it...
Zzzzz = nodded off and missed some or the rest of the film but was not interested enough to go back over it




MYSTIFY MICHAEL HUTCHENCE
(2020)

Dark and captivating documentary on the tragic downfall of troubled INXS lead singer and rock legend Michael Hutchence
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Silent Rage

One of my guilty pleasures. I have a soft spot for love stories/slashers about ass kicking Texas sheriff's hunting down a bad dude who hacked up two folks up with an axe only to be shot dead, brought back to life and made indestructible by overly ambitious Dr.'s who were more concerned with if they could that they never stopped to think if they should. Well, one Dr. thought they should NOT aaaaand he was kinda right. Regenerated dude quietly goes on a little rampage. There's a minor side story about a biker gang causing havoc in town which is really only included to showcase Chuck's talents at wiping out an entire bar of bikers single handedly/footly, whatever. It's pointless, stupid and fun. Co-stars Stephen Furst, aka Flounder, as Chuck's bumbling sidekick who delivers some pretty amusing lines ("They were the biggest things I ever saw. I might just go back in there and ask her to marry me"). Oh yeah, the love story...Chuck hooks up with his ex GF, who happens to be the sister of Dr. No and their relationship appears to be mostly physical until the sappy music montage kicks in, which leads you to think that there may be something there that wasn't there before.

for being dumb fun




MYSTIFY MICHAEL HUTCHENCE
(2020)

Dark and captivating documentary on the tragic downfall of troubled INXS lead singer and rock legend Michael Hutchence
Never heard of this, but Prime has it for streaming so itís now in my watchlist.
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This Joint Is Jumpin' - Jazz Musician Fats Waller (Mike Wallington, 2008)
6.5/10
Sex Kittens Go to College (Albert Zugsmith, 1960)
4/10
The Wandering Soap Opera (Raoul Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento, 2017)
6/10
End of Sentence (Elfar Adalsteins, 2019)
- 6.5/10

Father John Hawkes and son Logan Lerman work out their issues while taking their wife's/mom's ashes to Ireland.
I Am Evidence (Trish Adlesic & Geeta Gandbhir, 2017)
+ 6.5/10
Born Reckless (Howard W. Koch, 1958)
5/10
Limited Partnership (Thomas G. Miller, 2014)
+ 6.5/10
My Lucky Stars (Sammo Hung, 1985)
6/10

Jackie Chan does more damage than he expected.
On the Record (Kirby Dick &,Amy Ziering, 2020)
6.5/10
Disappearance at Clifton Hill (Albert Shin, 2019)
5.5/10
Not Wanted (Elmer Clifton [& Ida Lupino], 1949)
5/10
Two Trains Runnin' (Samuel D. Pollard, 2016)
+ 6.5/10

The search for long-lost blues musicians and recently-missing civil rights workers intersect in 1964 Mississippi.
Olla (Ariane Labed, 2019)
5.5/10
The Healer (Paco Arango, 2017)
- 6.5/10
Debt Collectors (Jesse V. Johnsoni, 2020)
6/10
Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2003)
6.5/10

Highly-creative story of the director's life and family.
Ne Zha (Jiaoz, 2019)
+ 6/10
Turnover (Linda Palmer, 2019)
- 6.5/10
Yesterday (Radoslaw Piwowarski, 1985)
+ 6/10
Parting Glances (Bill Sherwood, 1986)
6.5./10

Steve Buscemi, who's dying of AIDS, is comforted by best friend Richard Ganoung.
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The Evil That Men Do (1984)



Nasty little thriller where Charles Bronson is on the vengeance trail (when is he not in the 80s?). This time he is a former assassin tasked with bringing to justice a Doctor Moloch who has been using his torture skills for the highest bidder.

It's exploitative and hard to watch at times but has a decent underlying point and interesting characters (Molochs sister for instance). Not great but not awful.




Silence Of The Lambs - 1991

Movie was on AMC last night. I've seen the movie before but not in a really long ass time and mostly just bits and pieces. I'm not sure if I'd ever watched the whole thing with a more mature movie perspective then I have now. I'd seen the end with Jodie Foster many times though.

Take aways:
-Anthony Hopkins is way too good at this role. Iconic turn.
-Jodie Foster was great as well, both deserved their Oscar
-A clinic in horror. Doesn't have to be gory cheap jump scares. Just need tension.
-The end scene in Bill's house is so damn good.
-Might crack my top 100 if I revisit it down the road. Close if not.
-I just think of Joe Dirt when Bill is telling her to put the lotion on . "Dang man, say it don't spray it!"



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