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  • Acts of Violence

    Acts of Violence

    ★★

    This should have been titled: "ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST THE VIEWING AUDIENCE".

    Sincerely, a paper thin plot wrapped in pretty good production values, the movie stars Cole Hauser but apparently Bruce Willis was lurking around the set and they decided to throw him into a couple of scenes for the hell of it.

    Human Trafficking Thugs vs. PTSD Army Ranger Vets
    ...as the cops look on while bickering about paperwork...

    Hilarity ensues.

  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★½

    So, this is the SECOND movie with Sally Hawkins that I have seen recently that involves:

    A bathroom filling up to the ceiling with water!

    Hm. What are the odds?!?


    (...the movie is a delightful family film for all ages really. Great flick...)

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  • No Deposit, No Return

    No Deposit, No Return

    ★★½

    Film #13 of my 2018 Walt Disney - Old School Live Action Challenge

    *****

    Certainly not the greatest of these '70s Disney live action flicks. Just very mundanely written with not a lot of real highs to go along with the really low production values.

    The kids are entertaining enough (especially the always-delightful Kim Richards) but even the "bumbling crooks" Duke and Bert are not silly enough for us to really get much from them. (They are played by Darren…

  • Here Comes the Boom

    Here Comes the Boom

    ★★★

    A surprisingly entertaining Family Film from Frank Coraci who has directed numerous Adam Sandler films with varying success.

    Here, Kevin James gets pretty fit and plays a rough-and-tumble high school biology teacher who becomes a UFC fighter to try and save his school's music program. James is so toned up for this film that he's much more believable as a UFC fighter than he is as a biology teacher.

    The Fonz plays James' music teacher buddy whose job is being…

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  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    Case File #08 of CJ Probst's Bond-A-Thon
    My full Case File of Bond Reviews

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    "I'm sure we'll be able to lick you into shape."

    FINALLY!
    We get some damn ROGER MOORE up in here!!!
    Such a welcome relief.

    To me... Roger Moore IS James Bond.

    And what a way to start!!!
    One of my most favorite Bond Films!!!

    Let me count the ways:
    (Some slight spoilers... Rough Waters Ahead, Be Advised)

    * Three cool deaths and we are INTO…

  • Peeping Tom

    Peeping Tom

    ★★★★½

    FILM #13 of 35 in CINEMONSTER's Hoop-tober 4.0
    My Creepy Master List and Review Links can be found here:
    Slappy McGee's Hoop-tober 4.0 List

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    Oddly, this is my first Michael Powell film. Gotta watch more by this guy. This movie was EXTREMELY well done.

    What makes it so great is the empathy that Powell creates with the killer. Mark (the killer) is just plain nuts. But he's struggling with it. The dude KNOWS he's sick and that there is…