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  • Flatfoot in Africa

    Flatfoot in Africa

    ★★★

    A bit of a step down from Flatfoot in Hong Kong. Lighter tone, which is fine, but everything else is somewhat lazier. The plot is more nonsensical than usual and the fight choreography is pretty standard. Spencer is a little older, heavier and less spry. His English dubbing actor has an American accent. This is basically a typical Hill & Spencer family comedy without Hill.

    Spencer gets another little boy sidekick. This time he's African and he's introduced eating a banana.…

  • Flatfoot in Hong Kong

    Flatfoot in Hong Kong

    ★★★★

    My first Bud Spencer solo film and what a delight! Way better than I expected. It's not as G-rated as your standard Hill & Spencer film. Characters actually get shot, bombed, stabbed, etc. and die. Yet, the fight scenes are pure slapstick. The fight choreography and camera work are top notch. The notoriously barbaric Al Lettieri co-stars here. Even Lettieri in a comedy is pretty intimidating and he and Spencer have great chemistry. Some of the dubbing and translation is ironic…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    If you ever wanted to see David Fincher direct a Lifetime Network murder-mystery, this is it. Perfectly cast, including Ben Affleck and Tyler Perry, surprisingly. The female cast was impeccable - Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon and Kim Dickens. I found the male cast particularly interesting. Fincher selected male actors that have real life public personas that are or have been "unlikeable" like Affleck and Perry. He also chose male supporting actors that usually play sensitive and emasculated men like Patrick…

  • Looper

    Looper

    ★★★★★

    Looper is the perfect example of creating an original film that was inspired by a classic one. James Cameron's The Terminator has better action. Rian Johnson's Looper has better drama. It's ironic that Emily Blunt's character is named Sarah, very much like Sarah Connor.

    Like the original Terminator, this was a low budget sci-fi film. Yet, the production design, photography and editing are top notch. The performances were fantastic, especially the young Pierce Gagnon. If I have one nitpick, it's…