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Old 04-13-2020, 03:21 PM
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Finally watched Avengers: Endgame.

It was well done and did a good job of wrapping up a few storylines, and opened up potential to continue others. Kinda looking forward to Asgardians of the Galaxy
Kids enjoyed it.
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Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Very good. Recommend.
Marlene Dietrich inspires Madeline Kahn in barroom scene.
Destry Rides Again - is Kahn's performance in Blazing Saddles

Love WftP, great ending
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

A set of western short stories by the Coens. They varied a bit in how good they were, but I had already given it a hearty thumbs up just from the first story. The rest was bonus. If some weren't as good as the first story, they were still interesting. Tim Blake Nelson was a perfect choice for his story.
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On the Basis of Sex (2019)
Good. Recommend.

It's on Showtime, which is free for some reason on my cable (has been for a few weeks -- I'll check the next bill, see if I'm actually paying for it). Maybe it's the "free trial."
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Mindhorn (2017)

A murderer will only talk to a TV detective from an old TV series, thinking he's really a detective, so they call the TV detective, who of course has had no acting success since, in to help. It's obvious and totally over the top, but I ended up enjoying it more than I expected. I was kind of worried at the start, because they show the TV program, and the actor, of course, as really horrible, which is usually a bad start and makes it not exactly make sense. But it's spoofy and it never took itself seriously. It's not great by any means, but ok light entertainment.
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I Lost My Body (2019)

Really good French animated feature. It's not at all what this is gonna sound like: A severed hand travels across town to find the rest of his body. The travels of the hand are interspersed with the hand's dreams or flashbacks showing how they got to where they are. It's not really creepy or gory and certainly is not a horror movie. It's more in the adventure and touching and sweet category, despite it involving a severed hand.
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Into the Spiderverse

A love letter to spiderman comics. Although some lovers of the comic are unhappy with the treatment of Peter Parker. But if that won't rub you the wrong way, it's an excellent movie.
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Haunted Spooks (1920) Nice Harold Lloyd. Has the stay in the haunted house to get the inheritance been down before?


The Richest Girl in the World (1934) Forced comedy.


Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) Pretty weak musical


Night Editor (1946) good B noir.


Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) Decent musical. Not too memorable


Tunes of Glory (1960) Well done peacetime military movie as the by the book guy takes over for the crude through the ranks guy. John Mills and Alec Guinness (against type) both do a great job


Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma (Baby Cart to Hades) (1972)
Kozure Ôkami: Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro (Baby Cart in Peril)(1972)
More of the Samurai serial. The former plays more like a Spaghetti western. Be warned spurting blood, nudity and rape


The January Man (1989) Great cast (6 Oscar nominees and 3 winners) all seemed to forget how to act in a preposterous plot with poor dialogue (writer 2 Oscar noms). Not sure how this happened


Pâfekuto burű (Perfect Blue) (1997) Highly rated anime that did not work for me. Sort of Black Swan, but too much did not make sense.


The Order (2003) Devil worship / Catholic Church - yada, yada... actually some interesting concepts poorly executed


Smokin' Aces (2006) I think this wanted to be a Guy Richie fun action movie that feels flat


Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) non-linear story that works well as brothers try a burglary when hurting for money. Good cast and well done. Dark


Green Zone (2010) Very solid Desert Storm search for the WMD film that didn't feel all that new


Jack Goes Boating (2010) Odd but interesting romance.


Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) Never saw the prior ones, but this had little going for it. More annoying than anything else


Song of the Sea (2014) Very nice Irish (anime-ish) animated fairy tale


Bad Moms (2016) Bad. I think this wanted to have some heart, but really couldn't find the line.


The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Strange film made in the 70's - Welles directed. Much of the cast is now dead. About a director making a pseudo European film, and having trouble getting it done. Art imitating life?
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Phantom of the Opera ("Stay at home" release of a live recording, with an appearance by Andrew Llyod Weber at the end, along with a reprise by people who sang in other productions.) Free this weekend. But meh. The reprise at the end was the best part.

I hadn't seen it before and got bored enough that I missed some important plot points, due to not really paying attention.
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