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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    ★★★

    This was definitely the least of the four films. It's very slow moving and could easily have had 30 minutes cut out of it's more than 2 hour running time. Making it worse is that this is the one that is supposed to bring the story to a rousing conclusion.

  • Stake Land (Series)

    Stake Land (Series)

    ★★½

    This is the fourth for this year and 16th overall review of a film that Steve Honeywell at 1001plus gave me to see. He is doing the same with films from me. This month’s selection is Stake Land, one of the two horror movies Steve gave me this year. I didn’t know if my health situation was going to allow me to get this done on time. I was in pain while watching it and I freely admit this may…

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  • San Francisco

    San Francisco

    ★★

    This one made the list of Oscar Best Picture nominees for re-creating the 1906 earthquake, not for anything else in it.

    Unless you are a holy roller, the depiction of religion in this film will probably make you hate it. The priest is a sanctimonious prick who is perfectly happy to take the lead character's gift of a 4,000 dollar organ for his church, and to say that the two are life long friends, but when the lead wants to…

  • It Came from Outer Space

    It Came from Outer Space

    ★★★

    I happened to flip by TCM last night just as this film was starting. It's one of the 1950's science fiction films worth watching that I had not seen yet.

    While the special effects will look incredibly dated to anyone watching now, the plot itself was ahead of its time in that the aliens were neither there to hurt us or to help us. In fact, Spielberg credits this film with being the main inspiration for Close Encounters of the…