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Old 03-20-2020, 12:38 AM
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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1979). Sprawling and chaotic like most of their best music is this fan documentary of The Who, with lots of TV appearances, videos, Concert appearances (Highlights being from Woodstock and Monterey Pop), interviews and general mayhem, mostly from Keith Moon who would be dead several months before the film opened.
Moon was an absolutely amazing drummer (Check him out on "I Can't Explain","Sparks", "Young Man Blues") whose frantic lifestyle aged him. "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" show him giving it his all, but clearly struggling and looking much older than the young 30 He was at the time, May 1978, a few months before his passing. But one can say, He truly lived like everyday would be his last and some hilarious moments involving him . Overloaded flash powder in his drum in the first song, his manic behavior on the Russell Harty show, clips with Ringo Starr, playing "Barbara Ann" at a group rehearsal and his reaction involving Pete Townshend's story of seeing his Doctor.
Loaded with music with "Roadrunner/My Generation Blues", "See Me, Feel Me", "Success Story", "Shout and Shimmy" and the astounding "A Quick One While He's Away" standing out. ****
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:24 AM
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I finally got to see "The Legend" with Tom Cruise and Tim Curry, a movie I always wanted to see, but never got the chance to, until now, and it was definitely about time! That one is amazing and timeless! Both Tom Cruise and Tim Curry nailed their roles perfectly in that one! I also like how they made the forest look real and believeable with real woods, real props, real costumes, real horses playing the unicorns, real make-up, real scenery, and nothing CGI. It just looks and feels more convincing and believeable than today's CGI fx filled movies, especially the cheap fx that are obviously added to the picture or the over done/over used ones. There may be plenty of good fantasy films from more recent years, but most of them can not compare with this timeless classic IMO.
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:40 AM
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I finally got to see "The Legend" with Tom Cruise and Tim Curry, a movie I always wanted to see, but never got the chance to, until now, and it was definitely about time! That one is amazing and timeless! Both Tom Cruise and Tim Curry nailed their roles perfectly in that one! I also like how they made the forest look real and believeable with real woods, real props, real costumes, real horses playing the unicorns, real make-up, real scenery, and nothing CGI. It just looks and feels more convincing and believeable than today's CGI fx filled movies, especially the cheap fx that are obviously added to the picture or the over done/over used ones. There may be plenty of good fantasy films from more recent years, but most of them can not compare with this timeless classic IMO.
Love this movie and has a great soundtrack.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:18 PM
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Love this movie..
Iím sure Tom Cruise doesnít share your feelings.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:15 AM
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Iím sure Tom Cruise doesnít share your feelings.
I'm surprised He didn't brood and cry, like He does in many of his films

NAME OF THE ROSE (1986). Although not wholly successful, this "Sherlock Holmes in the Monastery" has great atmosphere and amazing sets as Sean Connery and a very young Christian Slater investigate the mysterious series of Monk deaths and the numerous obstacles involved in doing so. The monks in here are truly grotesque, with the great Ron Perelman standing out as a demented hunchback. Things get more involved with the arrival of the Inquisition ...F Murray Abraham is completely loathsome in his cruelty.
Film truly shows the squalor and desperation involved in just staying alive in the 14th century, especially by "The Girl" (Valentina Vargas, who looks a lot like Jennifer Connelly). Her pivotal scene with Slater is extremely explicit , bordering on XXX territory.. amazing it wasn't cut or trimmed. ***
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:59 PM
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Dirty Harry, 1971. 10/10

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Old 03-26-2020, 11:30 PM
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A GREAT film!!!!!!!!

THE DEAD ZONE (1983). Very restrained film by David Cronenberg (ie, very little Goo) that I feel is the most faithful to the Stephen King novel, one of my favorites by him. Great cast and Christopher Walken is wonderful as the likable average Joe, who gets dwelt a rotten hand of cards by fate. Came out the same year as CHRISTINE and CUJO and they are pretty good as well. ****
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:20 AM
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Cool Evil Dead

I also got to look back at the original Evil Dead, and that is even more fun and amazing than I remember it. It is definitely the best of them all, out of the sequels, its prequel, and the remake in my opinion. I would rate that one up with the original Night Of The Living Dead, the original Day Of The Dead, the original Crazies, the original Creepshow, Lucio Fulci's Zombie, and the Blind Dead series.
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:49 AM
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TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA (1970). Wasn't wild about this, but another look recently and has improved with age with a fantastic Church set and Linda Hayden was pretty good, although I might have used the Spade on her Dad twice...what a Hypocrite He is! Have read that Hammer was sick of Chris Lee griping about the direction the series was going in and wanting more money (which, Truth to tell, He did deserve more), so figured they would start a new series with Ralph Bates. However, Warner Brothers, who distributed the films in the States, demanded Chris be in it. How galled Carreras must have been and Chris really doesn't look happy to be there.
Probably the last film in the series to continue the saga and am mystified as to what happens in the end. Is Chris overcome by the Forces of Good after being in the Church for at least a couple of days or is there something else? **1.2
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:17 AM
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TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA (1970). Wasn't wild about this, but another look recently and has improved with age with a fantastic Church set and Linda Hayden was pretty good, although I might have used the Spade on her Dad twice...what a Hypocrite He is! Have read that Hammer was sick of Chris Lee griping about the direction the series was going in and wanting more money (which, Truth to tell, He did deserve more), so figured they would start a new series with Ralph Bates. However, Warner Brothers, who distributed the films in the States, demanded Chris be in it. How galled Carreras must have been and Chris really doesn't look happy to be there.
Probably the last film in the series to continue the saga and am mystified as to what happens in the end. Is Chris overcome by the Forces of Good after being in the Church for at least a couple of days or is there something else? **1.2
Hands down my favorite Hammer movie, and, my favorite Dracula movie
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