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Old 16th September 2020
  #841
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I've gotta be honest, I went into Teeth expecting some high-brow exploration of femininity and sexuality with this movie. But nope, it's exactly what's on the cover: A vagina with teeth. There's no commentary or agenda to this movie. It's just a young woman getting into unfortunate situations involving horny men where their penises or fingers get bitten off. It's funny in a "Slither" kind of way, not in an "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" manner. If you know what to expect, it's actually a fairly good genre film. Just don't expect any depth to this flick at all because there is none.
Old 17th September 2020
  #842
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Horrible...

Old 4 weeks ago
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I'll be honest, I'm still not sure what exactly compelled me to watch This is Paris since I've got all of zero interest in Paris Hilton, but I don't regret it. I think what I like about this film is that even though it's produced by Paris, it's actually a pretty honest view. While it does go out of its way to show that she's not the vapid bimbo that she plays on TV, it does also show that she's full of faults that she's not always aware of. Another thing I like about it is that movies like this usually show how a person has overcome adversity and developed, but this one makes it clear that she's still a neurotic mess that's trying to figure out her way through life. I rather enjoyed it despite the off-putting subject and even if you're not a fan of social media stars, I think it's worth the watch.
Old 4 weeks ago
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I'll be honest, I'm still not sure what exactly compelled me to watch This is Paris since I've got all of zero interest in Paris Hilton, but I don't regret it. I think what I like about this film is that even though it's produced by Paris, it's actually a pretty honest view. While it does go out of its way to show that she's not the vapid bimbo that she plays on TV, it does also show that she's full of faults that she's not always aware of. Another thing I like about it is that movies like this usually show how a person has overcome adversity and developed, but this one makes it clear that she's still a neurotic mess that's trying to figure out her way through life. I rather enjoyed it despite the off-putting subject and even if you're not a fan of social media stars, I think it's worth the watch.


Pretty much the same view here, but that woman is no fool.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Watched "Lawrence Of Arabia" again. Great movie and I just love Peter O'Toole. This is certainly one of my favorite movies. Great performances by many and some wonderful scenery and music to boot as well as an interestic story. I've seen it many times and it never disappoints.
Old 3 weeks ago
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In another thread, someone's post about "Black street values" sent me straight to this:

Old 3 weeks ago
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I long for more John Hughes movies in the world, so I gave one of the films he wrote but didn't direct a try. Career Opportunities definitely has some of the Hughes quirkiness in which a couple teens are lumped together that aren't in the same social sphere, and they're all revealed to be just as lost. The trouble is that without Hughes directing, it feels meandering, and Frank Whaley just doesn't have the same charm as the rest of the Brat Pack. It's better than I expected, but not by leaps and bounds. Good, but not great.

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In another thread, someone's post about "Black street values" sent me straight to this:
There's a whole slew of later Tarantino films that I haven't seen, and this is at the top of my list.
Old 3 weeks ago
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In another thread, someone's post about "Black street values" sent me straight to this:

I enjoyed Django, from an entertainment perspective. But I enjoyed "Glory" much more from a historical one.

I mean we had a black president for 2 terms... Because America is so racist...

Old 3 weeks ago
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I'm gonna come out right out of the gate and say that my review is biased as hell because I LOVE COSMIC HORROR!!! Color Out of Space was a wild ride and easily leaps into the top area of the list of great movies based on H.P. Lovecraft's work. It was icky. It was gross. It was terrifying for the soul. It was perfect. It's somewhere between The Thing and From Beyond. ...and the colors are so beautiful!

Also, who knew that Tommy Chong could actually act besides just being a goofball?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Color Out of Space was a wild ride and easily leaps into the top area of the list of great movies based on H.P. Lovecraft's work.
I've yet to see this one. I've got it on my to-see list. Thanks for recommending / reminding me..
Old 2 weeks ago
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As I continue to seek out solid means of distraction (I live alone and have been in solitary confinement since early March due to the virus), I popped "The Holy Grail" into the BluRay player yesterday. I have seen this movie enough that I know most of the dialog and it is still a total delight. Having recently binged on some Marx Brothers movies it became even more apparent how much the Marx Brothers influenced Monty Python.
Old 2 weeks ago
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When I got Career Opportunities, it was cheaper to buy it as part of this package where Wild Child came with it. It's a good thing that it was free because I wouldn't pay to watch this crap. It's like Mean Girls, but without the meanness or the comedy. The most depressing thing is that this was Natasha Richardson's last movie before she died suddenly back in 2009. Imagine being a decent actress and having this bucket of crap as your last release. Dreadful.
Old 1 week ago
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I long for more John Hughes movies in the world, so I gave one of the films he wrote but didn't direct a try. Career Opportunities definitely has some of the Hughes quirkiness in which a couple teens are lumped together that aren't in the same social sphere, and they're all revealed to be just as lost. The trouble is that without Hughes directing, it feels meandering, and Frank Whaley just doesn't have the same charm as the rest of the Brat Pack. It's better than I expected, but not by leaps and bounds. Good, but not great.

When it comes to Hughes I do not get tired of watching Sixteen Candles.

Real Genius and Better Off Dead are two other good ones from the eighties.
Old 6 days ago
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Still love this one, about a man who grows up with nothing and then becomes rich.

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