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April 17, 2018

RIP Harry the Hat

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Harry Anderson has died. I loved Harry Anderson’s work.  He was an amazing guy from a tough childhood. He will be missed.

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January 1, 2018

Movie review: Suicide Squad (2016)

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I’d wanted to see this in the theatre.  Unfortunately with two small kids, that just wasn’t possible, and boy am I glad it wasn’t.  I’d be so pissed if I’d paid $12 for a ticket to see this unholy mess.  In fact I’m mad that I paid $3.99 for the DVD at Walmart.  This movie isn’t just so-so.  It is actively bad. It is incoherent.  This was a big budget movie and I just don’t understand how you can spend this kind of money making a movie and coming out with something that doesn’t even make sense.  Avoid at all costs.

October 26, 2010

Seeking Asylum in Canada

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Clearly Randy Quaid is crazy.  Story here.

October 21, 2009

Movie review: The taking of Pelham one two three (1974)

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I thought I had done this review some time ago, but looking back at recent entries, I realized I had meant to, but hadn’t.

The Taking of Pelham one two three has recently been remade.  This caused me to want to go back and watch the original.  I am glad I did. This 1974 movie is better than 90% of the cr*p comming out of Hollywood today.  The movie is well written, well shot with a musical score that just screams mid-70s.  However, what makes the movie is the actors. Walter Matthau, Martin Balsam and the always fantastic Robert Shaw.  There just aren’t many actors like them in Hollywood today.  I am convinced that part of the reason that recent movies rely so much on CGI and explosions is an attempt to fill the screen with what is missing, great actors.

I can’t recommend this movie highly enough.  It is available for watching online on Hulu and they have it at Netflix as well.

September 29, 2009

I could not have said it better myself

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:12 pm
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All you need to know about the Roman Polanski arrest is said here.

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