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  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale

    ★★

    Battle Royale is a Japanese film from 2000 that has English subtitles. It's funny. The DVD, for some reason, defaults to Korean subtitles. But I'm like, "Why is this Japanese movie subtitled in Japanese?" I found out it was Korean when I switched the settings to English.

    Anywho, Battle Royale is the Japanese version of Hunger Games. There are a bunch of teenagers in a battle to the death on a remote island. It's pretty bad. It feels like a…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★

    John Wick 2 is pretty faithful to the original. It's a dumb action movie. The beginning of the movie is very strong. It gets pretty flabby in the middle. And then they turn up the volume at the end.

    This one is a little more video game style than the first. Everything is a little less special because it's a rehash. Anywho, standard action flick... 3 bill-stars. Worth seeing.
    thanks... yow, bill

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★

    The new Star Wars is a good movie and is worth seeing. There's a lot of "inside stuff" for extreme Star Wars fans which didn't really interest me much. Also, I think Star Wars fans are so grateful that the movie isn't terrible like the second trio from George Lucas. And you have to tip your hat to the Star Wars marketing lads for creating a HUGE buzz. For me, it was a fairly typical action movie with lots of…

  • The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    ★★★★

    I read the book and rated it 4 bill-stars. The movie version is true to the book and very good. The plot and dialogue are smart and interesting. The three actresses playing the lead roles are especially compelling.

    When I saw how few tomatoes this film received, I was expecting mediocrity. I guess it's a little deliberate for John Q Public, and maybe it's a tougher slog if you haven't read the book. I don't know. I thought it was great!

    A good movie.
    yow, bill