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  • Universal Soldier

    Universal Soldier

    ★★½

    I really enjoyed this when it came out in theaters. That was a long time ago and it's not same experience today. I guess nostalgia only goes so far. It's not horrible or unwatchable but it is pretty corny. It's definitely not the JCVD fix I was looking for.

  • Straight Outta Oakland

    Straight Outta Oakland

    ★½

    We'll start with the good. They made an honest attempt to make a serious film. Now for the bad. Pretty much everything else. The story is boring and cliche. Acting is uninspired at best. It's a movie about characters but you never really care about them. I didn't even know most of their names until the credits. Five of them all start with the letter K. Weird. And why does the title have Oakland in it and the poster art show San Francisco?

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  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★

    It's been a long time since I last watched this. I didn't remember it being so dark. The little boy being abducted in front of his mother is messed up. Roy's mental break down that results in his wife and kids leaving him is tough to watch. There is a lot more to this then lights, music and mash potatoes. I don't feel like I enjoyed as much as I did when I was younger. Still a great film but now it's a bit more then a fun UFO movie. There is a lot more weight to the story and characters, which isn't a bad thing.

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

    Were the first was a horror film the second is pure action. Possibly the greatest action film ever made. Fights, chases, shoot outs, explosions, narrow escapes, just about every box on the action film list gets a check. All that with ground breaking special effects, they still look better then those in many newer films, and the biggest movie star on the planet at the time. There is even some humor mixed in with musical choices and classic one liners.…