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Old 06-23-19, 04:12 PM
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I watched another Spielberg movie last night, Empire of the Sun, story about a boy separated from his parents during the evacuation from Shanghai when the Japanese invaded. He is placed in an interment camp where he comes under the supervision/protection of John Malkovich in one one of his first big parts. I'd give it a 7/8. A thing that separates this movie from other movies starring a child as the central character was that this child star never disappeared into oblivion. The young boy was played by Christian Bale in his first major movie role.

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Old 06-23-19, 06:23 PM
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I watched another Spoelberg movie last night, Empire of the Sun, story about a boy separated from his parents during the evacuation from Shanghai when the Japanese invaded. He is placed in an interment camp where he comes under the supervision/protection of John Malkovich in one one of his first big parts. I'd give it a 7/8. A thing that separates this movie from other movies starring a child as the central character was that this child star never disappeared into oblivion. The young boy was played by Christian Bale in his first major movie role.
Great movie and an excellent performance from a young Bale.
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Eraserhead (1977) - WTF!?!

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Old 06-24-19, 02:17 PM
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) ... 5.0/8
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Old 06-24-19, 02:18 PM
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you had to have known before hand right?
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Old 06-24-19, 08:45 PM
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you had to have known before hand right?
I knew that it was an "art film" that came out when I was in college and had not seen. I like most art films and hung out at the Esquire in Clifton and the Reel Movies downtown.

Many glowing reviews but I found it to be pretentious crap. Weird for weird's sake is not "art".

I did give it points for David Lynch's ability to create atmosphere and for the posthumous use of Fats Waller organ music. A cross between a carnival and funeral music.
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Old 06-25-19, 08:14 AM
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Muder Mystery (2019) 2/8 Adam Sandler movie on Netflix with Jenifer Aniston. The two play a married couple who take a "honeymoon" trip to Europe and are drawn into a murder investigation of a billionaire. Definitely one of my least favorite Sandler movies. Not very funny and very predictable.
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Old 06-25-19, 05:57 PM
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Muder Mystery (2019) 2/8 Adam Sandler movie on Netflix with Jenifer Aniston. The two play a married couple who take a "honeymoon" trip to Europe and are drawn into a murder investigation of a billionaire. Definitely one of my least favorite Sandler movies. Not very funny and very predictable.
You just described every Sandler movie with the exception of Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy.
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Old 06-25-19, 06:07 PM
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I happen to live in the same housing development in Tucson as Sandler's sister. Let me just say that he got the good looks in the family. I also agree that Sandler's movies just plain suck.
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Old 06-25-19, 10:20 PM
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You just described every Sandler movie with the exception of Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy.
Some of his movies aren't so bad e.g., 50 First Dates.

His best films are the ones where he is not playing himself. Punch Drunk Love, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Ghoulardi's son), and Reign Over Me are both very good.

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Old 06-25-19, 10:22 PM
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300 (2006) - The story of the beginning of Europe with the sacrifice of the 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae.

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Old 06-26-19, 09:16 AM
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Some of his movies aren't so bad e.g., 50 First Dates.

His best films are the ones where he is not playing himself. Punch Drunk Love, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Ghoulardi's son), and Reign Over Me, are both very good.
I agree. 50 First Dates is really good and I always liked Big Daddy. Also liked the remake of The Longest Yard. He had a nice run of 5 or 6 movies that were solid. It seems though that for all the ones I really like there is also one that is really bad.
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Old 06-26-19, 09:18 AM
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RollRedRoll (2019) 6/8 PBS documentary about the Stuebenville rape case. Well made, pretty disturbing. If you didn't follow the case closely while it was happening definitely worth a watch.
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Old 06-27-19, 04:47 PM
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Brooklyn (2015) 7/8 - An Irish immigrant in early 1950's Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with an Italian-American local.

You have to think like an American. You'll feel so homesick that you'll want to die, and there's nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won't kill you ... this is where your life is.

Is this a great country or what?

Chick-flick for sure, but I've watched it three times and really like it. Maybe because one of my great-grandmothers came from Ireland by herself when she was a teenager.
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Old 06-27-19, 09:38 PM
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Child's Play 2019-5/8
Felt very short and has pacing issues at 1.5 hours including the credits. Had some satisfying deaths and funny moments, and Mark Hamill made it interesting as the new voice of Chucky. Worth checking out on redbox or when it comes to Netflix.
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Old 06-28-19, 07:22 AM
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Juice (1992) 5.5/8 First major movie roles for Omar Epps and Tupac. They play high school kids in Harlem trying to build a rep that they shouldn't be messed with, the Juice as they say. Thinks take a turn for the worse when Tupac's character Bishop loses it. Good movie, with a lot of cameos from some of the bigger New York hip-hop artist of the time.
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Old 06-28-19, 08:43 AM
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Gone Baby Gone- 6.25/8. All around solid movie, but super depressing.
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Old 06-29-19, 01:27 PM
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Curse of the Cat People (1944) - This has the the atmosphere and some of the characters from the 1942 horror classic Cat People but is not a true sequel. It is a ghost story and teases with the element of horror but ends up being a story about love and the difficulties of childhood. Surprisingly, it makes a good Christmas story and I will be watching it with my family this coming Christmas season.

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Old 06-29-19, 04:07 PM
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Old 06-29-19, 04:18 PM
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I thought this was one of the most depressing movies i've see. Can't give a specific reason, but I thought it was a real downer
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Premise was very cool but Spielberg botched this one. It was one of his first movies to go stupidly overboard with sadness and darkness (inside shots were incredibly dark). Jude Law was pretty good as a sexbot and newsflash the robot cute kid grows up to become a pre-diabetic fat arse.

Don't know why I want to beat a dead horse 'cause I like horses. However, to add to it all there was Teddy, a pal to the end.

Who wouldn't like a teddy bear? I had a teddy bear when I was a little boy in Poland. Or, was that a pony? Did I mention I like horses?
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Old 06-29-19, 11:23 PM
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I had a teddy bear when I was a little boy in Poland. Or, was that a pony?
Veiled Seinfeld reference? If so, kudos.
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Old 06-30-19, 12:49 PM
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Veiled Seinfeld reference? If so, kudos.
Mais certainement.
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The Other Woman (2014) 5/8 Most of the points come from the fact that Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton are both in the movie and in bikinis as multiple points. Otherwise not a great movie, but a few funny parts.

White Men Can't Jump (1992) 5/8 Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes play basketball rivals/buddies hustling guys on street games. Harrelson is a lovable loser that can't seem to make good. Some really funny parts, but not as good as I remember.

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 4.5/8 Classic series that I have never watched. I saw they were all on Netflix and thought I would give it a go. I didn't love it, but I can understand the appeal.

Friday Night Lights (2004) 6.5/8 Love the book, love the movie (though they took some liberties), love the TV series. It's footbal, so it can't be too bad.
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Old 07-01-19, 08:52 AM
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Yesterday - 5.5/8. Good fun movie...they struggled a little with the ending, but overall worth $12.
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Old 07-01-19, 09:50 AM
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Highwaymen (2019)- Netflix movie starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson as aging Texas Rangers who come out of retirement to hunt down Bonnie and Clyde. Mush better than I anticipated. 5.5/8.
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Old 07-01-19, 10:33 AM
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Macgruber- 7/8 on comedy scale. Since it was released in 2010, it may be the best comedy of the Decade.
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Old 07-01-19, 10:44 AM
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Mrs. Zunardo and I had a "first" in our marriage: 3 movies in the theater last week, actually in 3 consecutive days:

"Men In Black: International" 6/8
"Aladdin" 5/8
"Shaft" 5.5/8

It pays to see the first showing of the day, between 10 AM and 11 AM. We paid $4.50 each for the first two, and $5.00 for the third. I think for Shaft, there were only two other people in the theater. Naturally, one of them had to sit in the same row as us.
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Mrs. Zunardo and I had a "first" in our marriage: 3 movies in the theater last week, actually in 3 consecutive days:

"Men In Black: International" 6/8
"Aladdin" 5/8
"Shaft" 5.5/8

It pays to see the first showing of the day, between 10 AM and 11 AM. We paid $4.50 each for the first two, and $5.00 for the third. I think for Shaft, there were only two other people in the theater. Naturally, one of them had to sit in the same row as us.
Probably rides others' tails for miles when on the ten-lane freeway, too. SMH Foiled your plans?
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Old 07-02-19, 08:12 AM
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Macgruber- 7/8 on comedy scale. Since it was released in 2010, it may be the best comedy of the Decade.
Most underrated comedy out there. Especially if you were around for 80's hero movie/TV shows (McGyver/Lethal Weapon/Die Hard). I pick up something new every time.
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