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  • The Walk

    The Walk 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Jun, 2016

    A worthy story to be told for sure, yet was just told in an Oscar-winning documentary called "Man on Wire" a few years back. I've been recommending Man on Wire for years now. It is true some people don't like documentaries, so they made this dramatic version as well.

    Told in a large, "in your face" matter, The Walk tells the inspirational story of the man who conspired to tightrope walk across the expanse of the newly built/under construction World Trade Center towers in 1974.

    Recommend you check this one out if you get the chance, but recommend you watch Man on Wire first.

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    Driving Miss Daisy 1989

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Jun, 2016

    Rewatched as part of my WB 100 movie project. Last time I saw this the family it when first released on VHS in, I am guessing, 1990? It has stayed with me, and I have even recommended it here for one of the monthly Letterboxd Community projects.

    A great movie that has aged quite well, and the themes hit a little harder now that I am older, too. A small, simple movie with performances that reveal just how great they were with the payoff scene at the end.

    Definite Recommend

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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2014 4

    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!

  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

    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…