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  • The Blues Brothers

    The Blues Brothers 1980

    Watched 18 Aug, 2016

    WHERE HAS THIS MOVIE BEEN ALL MY LIFE.

    I didn't know which way this one would go, frankly - comedies from the '80s are pretty hit or miss with me. I knew it was a musical of some sort, which is a bonus, but I didn't know really what kind of music or how it was integrated into the film. I must admit, I was worried for the first few minutes, which didn't start off anything like I expected -…

  • Hold Back the Dawn

    Hold Back the Dawn 1941

    Watched 29 Aug, 2016

    I literally signed up for Sling TV and ignored my daughter for two hours tonight while this aired on TCM because I wanted to see it so bad and didn't know when I might get another chance to see it. (Before you call CPS, my husband was home for most of it!)

    It wasn't an ideal way to watch it, thanks to various distractions, but I still loved it. De Havilland is lovely and amazing as always, and I'd forgotten…

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  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2 2010

    ★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2012 2

    I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.

    The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…

  • The Smiling Lieutenant

    The Smiling Lieutenant 1931

    Watched 12 Sep, 2015 3

    Film 2 for the Letterboxd Season Challenge. The other films I plan to watch for the challenge are here.

    Week 2: 1930s Musicals
    Challenge: Watch an unseen 1930s musical.

    We're totally in my wheelhouse doing 1930s musicals, so much so that I had to go much more obscure than the Fred/Ginger and Busby Berkeley films many other Challengers are doing (though if you haven't seen those, that's absolutely the way to go). Instead I went for a Pre-Code Lubitsch/Chevalier musical…