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  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    ★★★★★

    This kept showing up as popular for me to watch on my Amazon account. So what the heck I ordered it. A top notch film. I was engaged from the very beginning. It does run pretty long, but really, the time is necessary for the complete flushing out of the Colonel. Hard to believe this was made at the height of WW2. When the outcome was still questionable. Once again, “War is Hell”. Goes right into my top film list. Highly recommended. Enjoy!

  • Pale Rider

    Pale Rider

    ★★

    Well I've seen bits and pieces of this many times on TV. However I decided to sit down and watch from beginning to end. For a Clint Eastwood western it's actually pretty subdued. A decent story but the characters aren’t really very compelling. To my 2017 eyes it reminds me of an extended version of TV’s Bonanza/Gunsmoke. And Richard Kiel, was he a “good guy or bad guy”? It looked like a strong wind would blow him over……
    In Clint’s film catalog, it's one of his weaker productions.
    Not really recommended…..

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  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    ★★★★½

    This film moved me more than anything in recent memory. The scenes with Randy and his daughter were heartbreaking. It was absolutely painful to see a man, who was at one time very powerful, reduced to just a shell. Of course, all of us will face the reckoning that Randy did. And ours won't be so well documented. This story truly gives insight into what really matters. All fame, power, and health will be taken from each and every one…

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★

    Watched this years ago on VHS. I remember it being really cheesy acting, and over the top violence. And I was right! Actually it is much better than I remember. Very few 80’s action movies hold up as well.
    Robocop has “Heart”. And the cops cruise around in the coolest Ford Taurus cars around!

    If only ED-209 wasn’t such a F/U. :)

    Highly recommended, with friends, lots of popcorn, and ice cold Budweisers. :)