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  • The Big Picture 1989

    ★★★ Rewatched 26 Jul, 2014

    Mildly amusing romantic comedy somewhat toothless satire of Hollywood. Reminds me a bit of Tapeheads. The kind of movie that was on cable constantly in the late 80s/early 90s. Was there something about Kevin Bacon projects at that time that were perfect for that duty? Interesting, too, just how many satires of Hollywood hit at this time.

  • Motorcycle Gang 1994

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    Serviceable but spare TV movie "remake" (looking at the synopsis of the original AIP movie it's more like "title reuse") of an old B Movie for a short lived Showtime series. I've seen one other entry, Joe Dante's, and I would say he left his stamp on the film he did far more that John Milius does here. It's basically a mostly chaste TV movie until the very end when we get a brief recreation of the ending of Conan…

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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.