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  • Casablanca
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Easy Living
  • Rio Bravo

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  • Drive-In

    ★★★½

  • Hi-De-Ho

    ★★★½

  • Black Legion

    ★★★½

  • The Wrecking Crew

    ★★★½

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  • Drive-In

    Drive-In

    ★★★½

    A time capsule of a 1970s Texas plains Friday. The movie opens with The Statler Brothers singing "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?" Drive-in begins during the day, we are introduced to the players. Two dim-witted small-time hub-cap thieves who are planning to rob the drive-in, 1955 Chevy; A gang called the Widow Makers in a custom van with a water bed; Orville and his amazing head of red hair with a little brother, Chevelle SS convertible. He accidentally knocks off…

  • Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho

    ★★★½

    This is the 1937 short, not the 1934 short, or the 1947 feature length film. Cab Calloway (you might know him from The Blues Brothers) is in front of a radio pretending to be the conductor, a guy sticks his head in the window and says to come have his wife tell Calloway his fortune. They perform three numbers as she goes through his future. He's quite the card and a lot of fun to watch. Part of the Warner's Night at the Movies with The Black Legion. Also on YouTube.

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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    How can a movie I've watched for 30 years, every year, multiple times some years, how can a movie like that still cause me to tear up at the end? I know what happens, I've seen it before. That, my friends, is quality film making.

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    ★½

    What a waste of a great idea. If you decide to watch this, you can skip the first half-hour as all that happens is he's a photographer and something of a jerk. Finally, half-hour in he takes the photos that play in the plot. Then a bunch of nothing happens, then finally he develops the film and it's a great scene as he figures out just what he took pictures of. At 1 hour 34 minutes, we get to see The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. 1/2 star for the "blow-up" scene, and one star for The Yardbirds.