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  • Getting Straight 1970

    ★★★ Watched 28 Oct, 2014

    Watched this as part of my Harrison Ford filmography initiative. Ford has three scenes in the middle of the movie as a "groovy" neighbor/acquaintance to Bergen and Gould.

    Elliott Gould's prominent presence empowers him here in his difficult lead role: a Vietnam vet and former social radial who is back in college to acquire his teacher's license so he can continue to make a difference with the country's youth. Yet, on this college campus in the late 1960s, he finds…

  • Timeline 2003

    ★★½ Watched 21 Oct, 2014

    Gerard Butler was a stand out among the leads, with Billy Connolly doing just fine, but this film adaptation of the Crichton novel is just bland as bland can be.

    Not recommend

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  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2013 3

    Being a lifelong James Bond movie fan, I have seen and read more than my fair share of Bond "making of" and "behind the scenes" materials. On top of that, I recently researched and reviewed all the Bond films in 2012 for the Now Playing Podcast's James Bond movie retrospective series, so all the information is still fresh in my mind. So the subtitle of "The Untold Story of 007" doesn't apply to me; there is absolutely no new information…

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2014 5

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
    My kids and I watched and they liked this by far

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
    This movie's still great and is one of those few

    It's a film that's aged well
    after all's said and TOLD
    A film that still works for the young
    and the OLD
    I'm glad that I could share this with my girl and my BOY
    They're smiles and laughs --- that tells me it gave them some joy

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
    If you are wise, you'll listen to me

    You will rewatch this as soon as you can
    And I give this a doom-pa, loom-pa
    Big Recommend!