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  • Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949

    ★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2014

    I know this is a beloved film and I can't fault Guinness's performances, which are wonderful, but the irritating lead and the insanely dry humor meant this was a big disappointment for me. I can see how other people love it but it just wasn't as enjoyable to me.

  • Roman Holiday 1953

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Aug, 2014

    Only caught the end of this, but the ending is so perfect, so unlike an ending you would get to this film if they made it today that I didn't mind. Besides, tuned in soon enough for the wonderful run through the city.

    One thing I noticed was that Albert was amazing in this, and seemed young, and only 3 years later he put in his excellent performance as an older, cowardly officer in Attack. Checking his age he was…

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  • The Getaway 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2012 3

    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…

  • Prometheus 2012

    ★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2013

    Saw it on my friend's large, 3D high def TV. Looked amazing. Beautiful effects. Story was mostly pedestrian, occasionally strained to "say something" about the human condition and mostly fails (though it is interesting to see it pick up some of the threads in Scott's Blade Runner). The characters are almost universally frustrating and irritating, despite a good cast. I'm not sure why I was supposed to either love or hate this, though I suppose it could sting Alien mega-fans as a disappointment. I think it would have been a much stronger movie WITHOUT the Alien connection.