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  • Don't Bother To Knock

    Don't Bother To Knock 1952

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jun, 2016

    I remember catching part of this on cable years ago and being drawn in because I couldn't square it with the usual Marilyn Monroe image. What we have here is Monroe credibly playing a disturbed woman who is unfortunately put into a baby sitting situation. There are some great moments of suspense and Widmark's inherently unlikable persona is a good fit as the self-interested man who runs into Monroe, as we believe he will be, once again, a heel while we expect Monroe to be empty headed but good hearted. Not essential by any means, but an interesting little film for fans of the cast.

  • Invaders from Mars

    Invaders from Mars 1953

    ★★★ Rewatched 23 Jun, 2016

    Really just caught the climax but any #DriveinMob time is good time.

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2014

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2012 8

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…