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  • Brüno 2009

    ★★★ Watched 14 Oct, 2014

    Watched this as part of my Harrison Ford filmography project. He makes a very brief but funny cameo.

    The scripted portions that enable Bruno to go to one set-up to the next seem forced for sure, and are just not good. But like with Borat, the scenes where Bruno interacts with people who just don't have a clue that Bruno is not a real person are comic gold. When this movie is funny, it is really really funny. And when…

  • Jimmy Hollywood 1994

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    Watched this as part of my Harrison Ford filmography project, as he makes a cameo appearance at the end of the movie.

    Joe Pesci is terrific in this uneven movie about a dreamer in Hollywood looking for his great role. It takes some weird turns along the way, but since it is so strongly anchored by Pesci this movie is consistantly interesting. The movie makes some great points on fame, why people want and crave it, some universal truths about…

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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!