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  • Silver Streak 1976

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Nov, 2014

    Streaming: I saw this so long ago, I forgot a lot of what went up to the finale. And what a finale it is.
    My wife had never seen this movie nor had she heard about it's famous ending. Maybe it's a Chicago thing. My Dad remembers when they were shooting this movie - the year before I was born.
    Such a fun mystery comedy adventure film. They don't make them like this any more - nor does any comedic working today have the talent and timing and chemistry that Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor had.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    DCP: I don't like comic book movies. I'm really sick of the Marvel films and the pop culture marketing bonanza every time one of their movies comes out. They're movies made for 12 year old - and they're not much fun. And I'm sick of being pulled out during every massive action sequence - because it's all basically green screen avatar porn.
    Met composer Tyler Bates at a composer signing in Burbank a couple months ago. I told him how…

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Dec, 2012 3

    Tarantino is so good that even Jamie Fox can't ruin this movie.
    Hilarious, bloody, intense, epic. Exactly what you'd expect from a slave movie / Western from Quentin Tarantino. I had high expectations and this film met them. Always a good year when there's a film from this writer/director to remind us how good movies can be - and should be.

  • Colombiana 2011

    ★½ Watched 14 May, 2012

    It starts off okay but by the end of the final fight, I hated this movie.
    Once again - the BOURNE SUPREMACY "style" is present here: action scenes where you can't tell what is going on due to the tight close-ups and quick cutting.
    The worst scene was the final fight. The whole film builds to this moment - and then we are treated to shots that don't last more than half a second. The camera crosses the line from…