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« Reply #4320 on: April 03, 2021, 08:30:19 AM »

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

My first attempt to view this on cable 6 years ago was unsuccessful.  With what little I viewed then, I was disappointed and switched channels.  Even with what little I?d seen, I disagreed with all of the positive reviews I?d heard and was surprised that it received numerous Academy Award nominations.

The movie came up in recent conversations with friends and I decided to add it to my list of films to give a second chance.  I?m glad I did, because I loved it this time around.  I don?t know, maybe I had to go through a divorce and then a break-up to really enjoy it!  Ha ha ha, not really.  Those have nothing to do with it.  I?m hoping a sequel is in the works.


Joker (2019)

Upon hearing about this movie, I was curious but had no burning desire to see it.  Even after hearing good things about it and seeing Joaquin Phoenix win the Best Actor Oscar for his performance, I was unmoved.  As with Mad Max: Fury Road, Joker came up in recent talks with friends and I decided I?d check it out.

My girlfriend and I watched this last night and both came away very disappointed.  It was not entertaining.  It was overlong and dull.  Phoenix is deserving of his award, but I don?t consider him a good Joker.  To me, the best versions are Caesar Romero, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. 


Overboard (1987)

Coming away disappointed with Joker, Cydney and I turned to this comedy.  My first viewing and enjoyed it very much.  Goldie Hawn is a doll and I?ve enjoyed a lot of Kurt Russell?s movies ever since first seeing him portray The King in 1979?s TV biopic produced by Dick Clark, Elvis.









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« Reply #4321 on: June 17, 2021, 02:15:16 PM »

I was thinking about watching the three Honey I Shrunk the Kids movies on Disney Plus, but I knew that I'd watched the original movie at some point in recent years, so I'd might just check out the two sequels since I haven't seen those as often. I did a search on here so I could see when the title might appear on my movie journal, and found two results. I watched Honey I Shrunk the Kids in 2007 and 2014. So now I feel like I need to keep the every seven years thing alive and watch it again. :D
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« Reply #4322 on: July 03, 2021, 08:24:29 AM »

The Friends of Eddie Coyle starring Robert Mitchum

Great slice of gritty 70s cinema.
Big cars, cool soundtrack, Mitchum on top form...
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« Reply #4323 on: March 04, 2022, 09:28:23 AM »

Just finished watching this again.  Home today, channel surfing when I came across it.  Not a fan upon first viewing but have come to appreciate it with repeated viewings.  If there is a fourth installment, I hope it's as good as the first two.




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« Reply #4324 on: December 28, 2023, 04:23:45 AM »

Black Christmas 1974

Lot of fun 😊
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« Reply #4325 on: December 28, 2023, 12:24:06 PM »

Black Christmas 1974

Lot of fun 😊
I just watched that one yesterday as well. It's one of my favorite horror movies.
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« Reply #4326 on: December 28, 2023, 03:02:03 PM »

Black Christmas 1974 is an awesome Christmas horror movie. Top 10 horror movie for me.
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« Reply #4327 on: December 29, 2023, 03:46:18 AM »

I really enjoyed it..
Is this the first appearance of the caller is inside the house trope ?
rather than in When a Stranger Calls ?

Christopher and Rawhide7 what are your top 5 1970s horror films ?
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« Reply #4328 on: March 04, 2024, 11:53:53 PM »

Last night I watched my first Jackie Chan film? Police Story

Some of the humour left me cold but my  god? those stunts 😁
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« Reply #4329 on: March 05, 2024, 02:26:27 PM »

I really enjoyed it..
Is this the first appearance of the caller is inside the house trope ?
rather than in When a Stranger Calls ?

Christopher and Rawhide7 what are your top 5 1970s horror films ?
Oh, that's a tough one about top 5 '70s horror movies. I might have to think about that one a little.

Last night I watched my first Jackie Chan film? Police Story

Some of the humour left me cold but my  god? those stunts 😁
Your first Jackie Chan movie?! I'm a fan of his and Police Story is my favorite.
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« Reply #4330 on: March 06, 2024, 12:52:39 AM »

It was my first Christopher 😁
What would you recommend as my second ?
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« Reply #4331 on: March 06, 2024, 06:54:14 PM »

It was my first Christopher 😁
What would you recommend as my second ?

My name is not Christopher, but if you're looking for a non-traditional Jackie Chan movie that is more of a thriller, that also stars Pierce Brosnan, I think "The Foreigner" would be a good choice. I think that's one of his better movies.

If you're looking for a more traditional Jackie Chan action movie, "Rush Hour" is a good representation, although I think the first movie is much better than the others.
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« Reply #4332 on: March 07, 2024, 02:34:13 AM »

The Foreigner sounds interesting? Im not so much into the comedy stuff..
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« Reply #4333 on: March 07, 2024, 09:37:08 PM »

As far as top 5 1970s horror movies... would you consider Jaws a horror movie? I'm iffy about whether I'd place it in the horror category. If I did, it would absolutely be one of them.

Four others would be The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Black Christmas, Halloween, and Alien.

If I'm not counting Jaws, I might include Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive, which is a little more off the beaten track than the others I've mentioned.

If Police Story doesn't entirely do it for you, I'm not sure what else I'd recommend. That might be my favorite action movie of all time.
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« Reply #4334 on: March 08, 2024, 01:54:56 AM »

Ive never seen Eaten Alive .. I?ll put that on my list.
I loved the stunts in Police Story, amazing but the humour put me off a bit..
Tonight, another first for me.. Enter the Dragon
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« Reply #4335 on: March 09, 2024, 12:33:30 AM »

Enter the dragon
How did I go this long without seeing this picture..
absolutely awesome.. Bruce Lee has so much screen charisma, the print looked amazing I
thoroughly enjoyed it

Grey lady Down
Another 70?s disaster type flick with Charlton Heston. Very tense submarine in peril type thing.
Hestons great as is support cast, Stacey Keach and David Carradine..
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« Reply #4336 on: March 16, 2024, 09:45:43 AM »

3 Days of the Condor 1975
Robert Redford , Faye Dunaway

Positively dripping in 1970s conspiracy paranoia
I thoroughly enjoyed this film.. the stars performance, the cool NY and Washington locations.
Lots of cool autos and some quite unexpected and brutal violence..
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« Reply #4337 on: March 17, 2024, 03:17:28 AM »

I`m a huge Charlton Heston fan as well and "Gray Lady Down" is great.

After filming his first scene - the ending of the film on the ship -, Heston flew to Germany and played tennis and drank beer near Munich with Sepp Maier, goalkeeper of the German football/soccer team and of 1. FC Bayern M?nchen.

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« Reply #4338 on: March 19, 2024, 11:35:30 PM »

Im going through a big 1970s Heston phase Werfen
Next up?  Skyjacked 1972
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« Reply #4339 on: March 20, 2024, 01:06:19 PM »

Hello,

Heston is well cast in "Skyjacked" as the pilot. Same with "Airport 75".

I like of his 70s movies in particular "Two-Minute Warning" and "The Awakening".

"Two-Minute Warning" is a great suspense thriller with a strong cast.

"The Awakening" is a Horror film based on a story by Bram Stoker and was filmed before in 1971 by Hammer-Productions. It is interesting to see Heston in a Horror film. I don`t know, but maybe it could have been a suitable part for Eastwood in a Horror film as well. It was realised in 1980, but filmed in 1979, so it is for me one of his films of the 70s. Like "Bronco Billy" is an Eastwood film of the 70s.

"The Omega Man" is great as well. But I find the motorbike-chase very weak, because it is often too visible that we have a stuntman on the motorbike and not Heston. I have not seen "Coogan`s Bluff" for a while, but the motorbike-chase at the end is in comparison quite convincing. And of course the motorbike-chase in "The Gauntlet", which is brilliantly directed by Eastwood.

My last Heston films a few weeks ago were "Pony Express" and "Three Violent People", two solid Western films of the 50s.

Like Eastwood, for me Heston did not make a bad movie. Maybe, above all some of his later films, are as a fan a little bit embarrassing to watch because he has hardly any screen time in it, like the Van Damme movie "The Order" for example, but I won`t consider any of his films as bad or even weak in general.

Same with "Paint your Wagon", "The Dead Pool", "Pink Cadillac", "The Rookie", "Cry Macho", ... I have to admit, a like these films quite a lot.

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