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  • Soul Man

    Soul Man 1986

    Watched 24 Jun, 2016 1

    Laziness can be a hell of a drug. It can impede your work ethic. It can hinder a healthy exercise routine. And if you're too lazy to even leave the house because your air conditioner just went into warp drive and you don't even want to move, you might be missing out on a number of enticing flicks playing at your local theater. There's honestly 8 or 9 flicks playing around my area that I could easily be seeing at…

  • Capricorn One

    Capricorn One 1977

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Jun, 2016

    Had to get my O.J. and Peter Hyams fix after finishing Made in America and the film is still weird beyond weird. What starts as a thought-provoking reflection on government conspiracies, a fire hot subject in '77, devolves into action-journalist-man saves the day by out-maneuvering black hawk helicopters, saving one of three presumed dead fugitive astronauts and reaching their memorial funeral in a stunningly stubborn slow motion sprint into freeze-frame ending. It's a fascinating deflation from high-brow to low-brow and…

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Dec, 2012 18

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • True Grit

    True Grit 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 May, 2013 9

    "Time just gets away from us."

    Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…