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  • Silver Streak 1976

    Watched 15 Jun, 2012 4

    This film is described as a comedy-thriller; unfortunately it’s not particularly funny or thrilling. Gene Wilder plays George Caldwell, a book editor traveling by train from L.A. to Chicago for his sister’s wedding. Along the way he becomes embroiled in the conspiracy to kill a reclusive art historian and find the evidence behind his theory that some of Rembrandt’s paintings authenticated by art dealer Roger Devereau (Patrick McGoohan) are actually fakes.

    The problem is the film doesn’t seem to know…

  • 48 Hrs. 1982

    Rewatched 09 Jun, 2014

    I’ve marked this as a rewatch, but in truth it’s probably close to twenty years since I last saw 48hrs, and there were large chunks I could barely remember. Just seeing the cast in the opening credits made me realise I’d waited too long to give this another viewing, as it features a ton of people, who despite not being big stars, always add something great to whatever they do ; does anyone play a better slimy weasel than David…

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  • Total Recall 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 Jun, 2012 9

    I just love everything about this film: the practical effects; the over the top violence; Ronny Cox chewing the scenery like a man possessed, Michael Ironside’s sulky and snarling performance; Sharon Stone looking better than she ever has; Arnie’s super camp run after killing the gang lead by “Harry from verk”; the security guard who doesn’t even wait until he’s out of shot before giving up the chase after Doug Quaid smashes through the X-ray scanner, with a gun. There…

  • Moon 2009

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    Sam Rockwell gives a stunning performance as Sam Bell, a man coming to the end of a three-year stint working on the Moon supervising automated harvesters as they extract helium-3, alone except for a robot named GERTY. While out trying to repair one of the harvesting machines he’s involved in an accident and wakes up back inside the base, with little memory of the incident. Later he catches GERTY talking with his employers back on Earth and hears them instruct…