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Never seen these before. The first one was a big deal when it was released if I recall correctly. Don't see them talked about much now; might be because the first one would never get made the way it is today with Maggie Smith's character's racism in the early part of the movie constantly being used as humour. As well as a fact that out of all these people in the retirement hotel, the only one who 'checks out' (read: dies) is the one gay character, which of course is seen as problematic these days. 

If you can look past its issues, it's a very funny film and the second is solid, with a cast primarily made up of veteran Brits who are more or less delightful outside of the casual racism issue. 
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A priest who can turn into a dinosaur and kills bad people and fights ninjas. No, it's not actually as good as it sounds.
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Truly lives up to it's tag line in the best possible way. Don't expect anything witty and you won't be disappointed.
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Pretty solid dark comedy from Iceland. An argument between neighbours gets out of control. 



Columbia Noir 5 is here. Disc 1: Dead Reckoning

I've actually seen this one before (a first in this boxset series), but I liked it more this time around. This entire volume of the collection (the last one before the label turns onto Universal Noir) is Bogart themed, so I'm expecting this to be the strongest set overall. There are no Three Stooges shorts on this one though.



Disc 2: Knock on Any Door

This one was good, but it is made by Bogart's big speech at the end. 



Excellent Spaghetti western from the director of Django and The Great Silence. 



Also excellent spaghetti western. There are a lot of unofficial Django films (many of them, including this, include no character called Django) but this is surely one of the better ones. Often brutal, some aesthetic elements may not be out of place in a horror movies. 



Speaking of horror, I gave this one a look. Unfortunately it wasn't good.



Good cast but I only watched this today and I can already barely remember anything that happened. It just wasn't involving at all. 



It wasn't that long ago I watched this last, but I found a cheap blu-ray copy I needed to test before getting rid of my DVD copy and I did want to see it again having recently read the book (and the book's sequel). I thought the film might be diminished having read the book but I still really like this version. I kinda wish though they'd kept some more of the brutality of IOI in the film, such as the film keeping certain characters alive who are killed in the book. 



Been meaning to watch this one again for a long time. Really don't know why it took so long.



Like Ready Player One, it wasn't that long ago I last saw this, but it was another blu-ray find to much sure it worked. Also, I think this film gets better on every viewing. I actually consider it the 2001 of its generation. 
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Just my sort of stupid. A lot of really juvenile laughs to be had here.
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Really trashy and dumb. There's supposed to be a plot somewhere, but I think it disappeared the same place as most of the female wardrobe. Most notable for showcasing an early incantation of Vixen (pre-glam metal and fully clothed) as a band called Diaper Rash...
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If you've seen The Cannonball Run then you know the premise of this movie. It came the year after David Carradine had done the campy Death Race 2000 but this just isn't in the same class. There's some nice car stunts, but there's no comedy or fun.
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No one does the Cold War quite like le Carre. Richard Burton is excellent, and probably didn't need a lot of practice for the drunk scenes.
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I knew nothing about this movie, but it's quite the feel-good story. That it's based on a true story is both really cool and really sad, because racism like that demonstrated here is such a stupid, evil, simple-minded attitude.

A lot of people shit on this for winning Best Picture. I found it really compelling though. 
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I knew nothing about this movie, but it's quite the feel-good story. That it's based on a true story is both really cool and really sad, because racism like that demonstrated here is such a stupid, evil, simple-minded attitude.
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There was a lot of speculation of who was going to appear in this as they go through the multiverse, but it's probably a good thing they didn't go overboard. 

The biggest issue is how they used the cameos they did include. 

One alternate character in particular, based on how overpowered their 616 version is, feels like they shouldn't have been killed so easily. And in general I'd have liked to have seen that team stick around longer. 
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^Just watched it. I also thought it was excellent, and one of the better MCU movies. I don't really care either way for cameos or the like, so that didn't effect my enjoyment much (though one cameo in particular was really cool to see after all this time.) I liked the that movie just as weird, dark and silly as I had heard it was, while still having some excellent character moments, and excellent action as always. Some of the stuff near the end sure was way out there, but in a really awesome way, lol
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This has some missed chances and misteps in some ways, although I think I may actually admire it for just not completely giving into fan service. Otherwise this is quite a wild ride and for me one ups the first Doctor Strange movie (which I actually can barely remember). 

I'm really hoping though at some point the MCU (and we start calling it the MCM now, seriously) addresses why some people in different universes seem to always look the same (Doctor Strange and everyone who has more than one version in this movie) and why some are played by different actors (Spider-Man, Loki), who may exist in different times to each other (Spider-Man, again), other than just being fan service. 
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Genuinely thought this would suck. Instead it was the most fun I've had with a comedy film for a while. As a metalhead, it's very relatable. The character of Hunter (he's the one in the corpsepaint on the poster) can be cringe and engages in gatekeeping, but given his age that's pretty accurate. He grows as a person during the movie (which includes cameos from Scott Ian, Tom Morello, Kirk Hammett and Rob Halford), but I guess any metalhead who hasn't matured enough may feel attacked by his character. Musically it pays its dues to both the classics and modern heavyweights. It's biggest mis-step is the genre of music the trio ultimately play, which is referred to alternately as post-death metal or post death-doom metal, but actually sounds more like thrash come the finish. Some of the humour is tongue-in-cheek like them being forced to change their band name from Skullfucker to Skullflower to be let on stage at the battle of the bands and then sticking with it afterwards. 

I watched this and yeah, it was surprising, although it nearly lost me with the way Hunter treated Emily at first. 
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It's better than some say it is, but it's not great either. The protagonist is on the spectrum, portrayed as trying to help himself function better, but is inadvertently creepy in his methods. Then he gets caught up in a murder. Worth a watch but not a re-watch. 



Genuinely thought this would suck. Instead it was the most fun I've had with a comedy film for a while. As a metalhead, it's very relatable. The character of Hunter (he's the one in the corpsepaint on the poster) can be cringe and engages in gatekeeping, but given his age that's pretty accurate. He grows as a person during the movie (which includes cameos from Scott Ian, Tom Morello, Kirk Hammett and Rob Halford), but I guess any metalhead who hasn't matured enough may feel attacked by his character. Musically it pays its dues to both the classics and modern heavyweights. It's biggest mis-step is the genre of music the trio ultimately play, which is referred to alternately as post-death metal or post death-doom metal, but actually sounds more like thrash come the finish. Some of the humour is tongue-in-cheek like them being forced to change their band name from Skullfucker to Skullflower to be let on stage at the battle of the bands and then sticking with it afterwards. 
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A gritty tale of corrupt cops in the NYPD. The film was originally supposed to be made earlier with different stars (though the final cast is solid), but was shelved due to no one wanting to touch the script after 9/11 when it paints the NYPD in such a negative light. Not hard to see why. Surprised it got made less than ten years after to be honest. Solid film though. 



I have a few takeaways from this one:

1. Stephen Graham is a massively underrated actor. In fact the entire cast deserves heaps of praise as the movie is shot entirely in one take under pressure of the very first Covid lockdown looming (which meant they could only do half the attempts they had planned).

2. I never want to work in a restaurant. 

3. Fuck the guy at table 7. 



A female astronaut prepares to go to space for a year, leaving her daughter behind. It's a very sentimental movie, but compelling enough. However they take the sentimentality too far in the climax of the film which turns Eva Green's protagonist immediately from a character you're rooting for to someone much less sympathetic: a moment which is obviously supposed to be heartfelt and charming but actually kills the movie, especially in a world that's had to deal with Covid (this came out in 2019). 



This anime film's visuals are good and it has an interesting concept, but the actual storyline is too thin and some of the action sequences make me feel like I'm watching a level of Sonic the Hedgehog. 
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The original version (which was made by the same director) is better, but this one is also a decent watch. Or re-watch as this was. 



Decent WWI movie. An account of the Battle of Messines. 



Pretty good. Moral of the story: don't fuck with the CIA. 
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Not big or clever, but it made me laugh and made me hungry, and I'm not even a stoner.
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Maligned for it's poor special effects, and overshadowed by the 1980s TV series, this is still a pretty good horror movie. Being a British horror rather than American, the budget isn't what it could be, but SFX aside it's very well done.
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Yeah, kinda meh. Bond without the iconic theme turns out to be just plain weird. Connery is clearly past it to play the character convincingly (even more so than the too long in the role Roger Moore) and after a while I found I just couldn't care less. I mean what actually is the point when Thunderball exists? It's not all bad though. Bond has a fight with Bomber from Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and gets to meet Mr. Bean. 


I've got to make time for this one just for the hell of it. I read Rowan Atkinson's autobiography years back, and remember him bringing up his role in this movie. I can't recall what he said about it, but I doubt it was glowing praise. LOL
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