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  • Police Story

    Police Story

    ★★★★½

    Great, lighthearted action, classic Jackie Chan - my new favorite. 4.5.

  • The Big Brawl

    The Big Brawl

    ★★★

    Interesting choice for a first attempt to break into the American market. I'll admit I wasn't sure about this movie, but then my 10 year old walked into the room, proclaimed the fighting "Stylish," and watched the final tournament with me. That get's at least an extra half star. 3.

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  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    ★★★★

    My next National Film Registry movie. I remember watching old sci fi movies like this with my dad as a kid, but never making it all the way through. This holds up pretty well. I'm not saying it would compete with modern blockbusters in the theater (every time my kids saw Gort they said, "They all know that's just a guy in a suit, right?") But for a 1950s sci fi flick with a not so subtle message, it was pretty good. Classic science fiction. 4.

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    ★★★½

    Not as edgy as it probably hoped to be in the 60s, but not a bad film. Interesting last role for Spencer Tracy. 3.5.

    Movie chain link #3: actor Sidney Poitier