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  • A Heart in Winter

    A Heart in Winter

    ★★★½

    Not sure I've ever seen Beart in anything besides the original Mission: Impossible film, but she was fantastic here. I did read that she just mimed the wasy she played the violin, but to this untrained eye, she looked legit.

    I really cared about her character, as she begins dating this guy, Dussollier, who is clearly not the guy for her. His co-worker, Auteuil, is a much better match. He clearly likes her, but doubt in himself, he just won't…

  • Escape Plan 2: Hades

    Escape Plan 2: Hades

    I thought the first film was fun for what it was, but this movie was a mess.

    The two headlines are barely in the movie, for being the top stars. Bautista spent almost the entire movie just sitting in a bar, until the final scene, and Stallone spends most of the film away from the story...also until more the end of the film.

    It deals with some other guys, that once worked for Stallone, being put in this jail, trying…

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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★★★

    I loved this book growing up and it really is one of the more perfect films from my childhood...and it was made 8 years before I was born!!!

    The kids are all fantastic and the ways they got them all were pretty fantastic. The music is great. The Oompa Loompa song is a classic. Discovering all this candy is such an adventure.

    But the real star here is Wilder. He is so good. At times he can be the warmest…

  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★

    Film is actually a pretty original concept. Global Warming was real, the world reacted to what they thought would save it, but ended up freezing it and killing nearly everyone minus the ones that got on this train. The poor are kept in the back, the class system increases as you get closer to the engine. So the poor people decide to take the train.

    It starts off a bit rough, but once the story gets going, you can really…