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  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV

    ★★

    This movie is like 75% montages and footage from older movies, 10% fight, 15% self indulgent Stallone nonsense. It's an amazing document of a bad time in movie making and excessive, garish pop culture, though. Lundgren looks great and does what he needs to do to be the bad guy.

  • Red Dawn

    Red Dawn

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    BVH suggested we watch this with SSMG and I really do enjoy it on a lot of levels.

    Some thoughts:

    1) The women are actually pretty bad ass. I know they don't get to talk much, but we never see a weak or traitorous woman, and Grey and Thompson fight as well as anyone-hell, Grey gets one hell of a brave death scene. They even reject Charlie Sheen's attempt to make them do housework. Yes, there is some "fate worse…

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★

    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

    ★★★★

    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…