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  • Piranha, Piranha

    Piranha, Piranha 1972

    ★★½ Watched 18 Aug, 2016

    Weird bridge between old adventure storytelling and the Cannibal films of the later 70s. An American photographer and her brother go into the jungle of Venezuela with an ex-pat American guide (Timothy Brown) and run into another American ex-pat (William Smith) who has gone "native" but is feared by the locals (friendly spoiler: his nickname is Piranha, making him the only piranha in the move other than a pack that essentially finishes a job he starts). As the now quartet…

  • Three Men and a Baby

    Three Men and a Baby 1987

    ★★★ Rewatched 13 Aug, 2016

    Somehow ended up watching this because it happened to come on when BVH and I were both collapsed by the heat and hiding out in my mother-in-law's part of our house (she was on vacation). Turns out that having multiple kids will make some parts of this funny again (also, comparing nearly 30 years ago baby advice and products to now was interesting). I was pleasantly surprised that, despite being a remake of a high concept (3 bachelors are left…

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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…