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Wayne's World (1992)

Not as good as I remember it but has a sitcom-like charm to it. When I first saw it as a new release I hadn't yet bought my first record or gotten into music to anything more involved than hearing what my parents were listening to. So, I enjoyed it more from a comedy angle. A time capsule of the end of the 80s hairband era, before grunge took over. I don't know when the last I saw this was but it was a long long time ago either on Comedy Central or Pay-Per-View or something like that.

6.5/10



Casino - 1995

I think I saw this in my youth but I didn't remember a damn thing. Maybe it was just bits and pieces. I thought it was good however I saw Pollack on a podcast recently said if Scorsese didn't make Goodfellas this would be considered his big movie. I don't think I'd go that far but I do think having made Goodfellas, especially so close to this one, did hurt it a bit. When you hold it to the standard of Goodfellas you can see the flaws. I could feel it drag where as Goodfellas I never felt it. It's sort of a redundant story and redundant role for Pacino.

The biggest flaw to me was the narration. It felt too spoon fed to me. It worked in Goodfellas it was too much here. The movie is too long as well. I think Scorsese might have indulged too much in this flick. I didn't think it was a bad film...Just certain parts I was looking at my watch. It's fine but I don't think I'll revisit it.



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Eddie Murphy Delirious - (1983)

40 years ago Delirious was naughty enough to be cool, and Eddie Murphy's star was on the rise - my friends and I knew this hour-long performance off by heart, and the man's charisma held us in his thrall. Today, some parts (especially the start) are on the wrong side of offensive, and others have aged poorly, but the comedian's style and enthusiasm can still be felt. He was only 22-years-old when making this HBO Special, and while that didn't mean much to me back then, it sure sounds incredible to me now. At 22 you're still basically a kid, and his meteoric rise would have still felt fresh and new. Watching it again, there was nothing I didn't remember - as kids my friends and I watched this far too many times, but as far as comedic style went, Eddie Murphy was at the very top of the mountain. He was one of the most bankable stars of the 80s, and a very, very funny guy.

8/10


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Magic Mike - (2012)

Finally got around to seeing this. I don't know how male strippers feel about Magic Mike, but it kind of made the industry feel a little dirty and disreputable by the time we reach it's conclusion. When character Adam (Alex Pettyfer) first meets Mike (Channing Tatum) and learns that he's a male stripper, the job itself seems professional and yet open to newcomers, not to mention fun. Boss Dallas (Matthew McConaughey) welcomes Adam to the fold, but there'd be no drama if there's no conflict and Adam's sister Brooke (Cody Horn) becomes the volatile, protective ingredient of good sense when the newcomer starts sliding down a slippery slope of drug dealing and using. On the whole this was a fine, albeit average, drama that I neither loved nor hated. It held up - I like Channing Tatum, he has a nice comedic delivery and stops the film from sinking completely.

6/10


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My Life - (1993)

Michael Keaton brings back some of his unique comedic schtick in drama My Life - an unusual choice, but I think Bruce Joel Rubin (the Oscar-winning writer of Ghost) would have welcomed anything that made character Robert Jones (Keaton) more amenable and likable. In this film he has cancer and is dying, while wife Gail (Nicole Kidman) is pregnant with their child. Bob decides to record as much of himself as he can on camera so that his soon to be born son can get to know him, and so he can have that participation in his life. There are two ways I experienced the end of this film - the first at 11:30pm last night, with my heavy eyelids closing and thinking "C'mon, end already" (I decided to shut my eyes with the intention of turning everything off and going to bed when the credits finished - I woke up in the early morning in the same position with nothing turned off.) So early this morning I watched the end again, and this time tears were welling up in my eyes. This film ends with half a dozen scenes that are all really turning the screws hard as far as manipulating it's audience into sadness goes, and I think if you come to those scenes fresh then they'll hit you a lot harder. I didn't mind this - Keaton gives one of his last "Keaton Comedy" performances, and as long as you're not tired you'll find it does manage to play on your emotions.

6/10
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Rock Star (2001)

This movie. There's so much to say, but I'm gonna keep it short. 7/10 because I like it a scoche more than Wayne's World. Ask me 20 years ago and I'd tell you different.

7/10





Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

Good movie, but I still think the first one is the best of them all.
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The Seventh Continent (1989)
I saw it couple of years ago. Bizarre experience indeed.
I'd rate it a bit higher:
70/100
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Casino - 1995

I think I saw this in my youth but I didn't remember a damn thing. Maybe it was just bits and pieces. I thought it was good however I saw Pollack on a podcast recently said if Scorsese didn't make Goodfellas this would be considered his big movie. I don't think I'd go that far but I do think having made Goodfellas, especially so close to this one, did hurt it a bit. When you hold it to the standard of Goodfellas you can see the flaws. I could feel it drag where as Goodfellas I never felt it. It's sort of a redundant story and redundant role for Pacino.

The biggest flaw to me was the narration. It felt too spoon fed to me. It worked in Goodfellas it was too much here. The movie is too long as well. I think Scorsese might have indulged too much in this flick. I didn't think it was a bad film...Just certain parts I was looking at my watch. It's fine but I don't think I'll revisit it.



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Something Different - 5/10
There was nothing unique about this movie. Bland as hell. But it was on TCM and now with the Underground series canceled, I have no reason for cable. YouTube has been my only source of great movies in the last few years anyway.





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Eddie Murphy Delirious - (1983)

40 years ago Delirious was naughty enough to be cool, and Eddie Murphy's star was on the rise - my friends and I knew this hour-long performance off by heart, and the man's charisma held us in his thrall. Today, some parts (especially the start) are on the wrong side of offensive, and others have aged poorly, but the comedian's style and enthusiasm can still be felt. He was only 22-years-old when making this HBO Special, and while that didn't mean much to me back then, it sure sounds incredible to me now. At 22 you're still basically a kid, and his meteoric rise would have still felt fresh and new. Watching it again, there was nothing I didn't remember - as kids my friends and I watched this far too many times, but as far as comedic style went, Eddie Murphy was at the very top of the mountain. He was one of the most bankable stars of the 80s, and a very, very funny guy.

Right after high school graduation, I remember when my parents were out of town for the night. A friend suggested going to Blockbusters to rent some stand-up comedy after we got our case of beer despite only being 17. I had never seen any stand-up before, and my friend got Eddie Murphy. "Raw" and then I got "Delirious" which I think is funnier. And then it started me on a quest and changed my life forever. To this day, I only care about movies, music, and stand-up.


Dave Chappelle had a special in 2001, then I find about Bill Hicks, which led me to Mort Sahl and the rest is history. Unfortunately, no matter how many live stand-up shows, or even festivals halfway across the world, I can't find anyone under 50 I'd see today. I wouldn't see anyone I liked because of the audience, who ruin everything for everyone.


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The Deep House


Really wanted to like this movie, the idea of an underwater haunted house flick really appealed but alas this was mediocre and forgettable stuff


Bull


Enjoyed this gritty and violent brit revenge flick, put me in mind of "Dead Man's Shoes" but not quite as good as the latter. Wild ending though


Love And Monsters


Tried to watch this before but couldn't get into it, pleased I gave it another try as I had a good time



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À Plein Temps [Full Time] (2021)

Written and Directed by Éric Gravel
Starring Laure Calamy

A super hit of the so popular modern independent genre about the fundamental problems of the people living in the western society. Intense, thrilling, stressful... very well caught atmosphere. Possible nomination for the foreign language category. Superb performance by Laure Calamy.

- 87/100



À Plein Temps [Full Time] (2021)

Written and Directed by Éric Gravel
Starring Laure Calamy

A super hit of the so popular modern independent genre about the fundamental problems of the people living in the western society. Intense, thrilling, stressful... very well caught atmosphere. Possible nomination for the foreign language category. Superb performance by Laure Calamy.

- 87/100
Love this movie.



Make a better place


I thought it was pretty good.

The best of 2023 so far IMO
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Rock Star (2001)

This movie. There's so much to say, but I'm gonna keep it short. 7/10 because I like it a scoche more than Wayne's World. Ask me 20 years ago and I'd tell you different.

7/10
I thought this movie was dumb and shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as Wayne's World. Dominic West and Timothy Spall were terrific, but Jennifer ANiston's role was thankless. Wahlberg looked good in tight leather jeans though.




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Eddie Murphy Delirious - (1983)

40 years ago Delirious was naughty enough to be cool, and Eddie Murphy's star was on the rise - my friends and I knew this hour-long performance off by heart, and the man's charisma held us in his thrall. Today, some parts (especially the start) are on the wrong side of offensive, and others have aged poorly, but the comedian's style and enthusiasm can still be felt. He was only 22-years-old when making this HBO Special, and while that didn't mean much to me back then, it sure sounds incredible to me now. At 22 you're still basically a kid, and his meteoric rise would have still felt fresh and new. Watching it again, there was nothing I didn't remember - as kids my friends and I watched this far too many times, but as far as comedic style went, Eddie Murphy was at the very top of the mountain. He was one of the most bankable stars of the 80s, and a very, very funny guy.

8/10


My Life - (1993)

Michael Keaton brings back some of his unique comedic schtick in drama My Life - an unusual choice, but I think Bruce Joel Rubin (the Oscar-winning writer of Ghost) would have welcomed anything that made character Robert Jones (Keaton) more amenable and likable. In this film he has cancer and is dying, while wife Gail (Nicole Kidman) is pregnant with their child. Bob decides to record as much of himself as he can on camera so that his soon to be born son can get to know him, and so he can have that participation in his life. There are two ways I experienced the end of this film - the first at 11:30pm last night, with my heavy eyelids closing and thinking "C'mon, end already" (I decided to shut my eyes with the intention of turning everything off and going to bed when the credits finished - I woke up in the early morning in the same position with nothing turned off.) So early this morning I watched the end again, and this time tears were welling up in my eyes. This film ends with half a dozen scenes that are all really turning the screws hard as far as manipulating it's audience into sadness goes, and I think if you come to those scenes fresh then they'll hit you a lot harder. I didn't mind this - Keaton gives one of his last "Keaton Comedy" performances, and as long as you're not tired you'll find it does manage to play on your emotions.

6/10
I agree with just about everything you said about Delirious and it's nice t know someone has seen My Life besides myself. I liked it a lot more than you did and though there are comic moments, I would hardly consider it a comedy, but that's just me I guess.



The Seventh Continent (1989)

Directed by the chief master of comedy Michael Haneke. This is an absurdist tale of a family who, whilst living a comfortable existence, decide they don't like the world they are living in. There may be a deeper motif about consumerism but it's so opaque it's hard to tell. I enjoy Hanekes films and the nihilism and darkness of them but this was just ok.

How would you rate this in comparison with Haneke's other films? I liked The Seventh Continent quite a bit, more than Funny Games now that I think of it. I got the feeling as though the explanation that the viewer wanted for why they did what they did was purposely excluded from the film---I imagine to force the viewer to examine the whole social context on their own.





The Killing Time, 1987

An unnamed man (Kiefer Sutherland) murders a man named Brian Mars in a remote location. He steals the man’s identity, showing up to a small town and claiming to be Mars, their new deputy. The false Mars has walked right into the middle of a soap opera. His co-worker Sam (Beau Bridges) is having a steamy affair with Laura (Camelia Lynne). Laura is suffering horrible verbal, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband, wealthy land developer Jake (Wayne Rogers). Things get very twisted with Sam and Laura decide to rope Mars into their plan to murder Jake to free Laura.

Eh.



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