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Jul 192019
 

The Alphabet Killer

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In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the killer as a spontaneous drifter, lucky not to get caught; Megan thinks he's local and a methodical planner. She notes that the victim's first and last names and the place the body was left start with "C." When a second murder follows the same pattern, Megan is vindicated, but her obsessions get the best of her, and her mental state impedes her work. With the help of medication, therapy, and a friend, can she regain her equilibrium and catch the alphabet killer?

Summary

This was better than expected, not great but not bad even if the bad guy is a bit obvious. Featuring one of my favourite actors in Timothy Hutton and also the only, to date, topless scene from Eliza Dushku..

Released

2008-

IMDb5.2

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Jul 162019
 

Captain Marvel

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After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there's more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth.

Summary

I have to admit this wasn't the woke nightmare I fully expected it to be. Certainly not the best Marvel film but far from the worst..

Released

2019

IMDb7.0

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Jul 072019
 

Stargate

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In 1928, in Egypt, a strange device is found by an expedition. In the present days, the outcast linguist Dr. Daniel Jackson is invited by a mysterious woman to decipher an ancient hieroglyph in a military facility. Soon he finds that the device was developed by an advanced civilization and opens a portal to teletransport to another planet. Dr. Jackson is invited to join a military team under the command of Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil that will explore the new world. They find a land that recalls Egypt and humans in a primitive culture that worship and are slaves to Ra, the God of the Sun. But soon they discover the secret of the mysterious "stargate".

Summary

Very underrated sci-fi film that preceded an even greater TV series.

Released

1994

IMDb7.1

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Jul 062019
 

Dirty Girl

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A comedic story of the search for identity and the redemptive power of unexpected friendship. Danielle is the dirty girl of Norman High School. When Danielle's misbehavior gets her banished to special ed, she teams up with an innocent closet-case and together they head out on a road trip to discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship.

Summary

This was far better than I expected and is quite moving at time. Good performance from Juno Temple..

Released

2010

IMDb6.5

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Jun 292019
 

Ask The Dust

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L.A. in the early 1930's: racism, poverty, and disease color the Bunker Hill neighborhood where Arturo Bandini, a lover of men and beasts alike, has arrived from Colorado to write the great Los Angeles novel. After six months and down to his last nickel, he orders a cup of coffee, served by Camilla Lopez, beautiful, self-possessed, and Mexican. Arturo gets advice, encouragement, and an occasional check from H.L. Mencken, so he keeps writing and he keeps seeing Camilla. But, he's mean to her for no apparent reason, so the relationship sputters. A housekeeper from back East suggests a way out of his jealously and fears. "Camilla Bandini": is it in the cards

Summary

So very dull it was hard to watch. Even Salma Hayek dancing naked in water didn't grab my attention, not for long anyway..

Released

2006

IMDb5.8

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Jun 232019
 

Popcorn

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Danny has found the girl of his dreams, but he's too insecure to make a move. When he lands a job at a local movie theater where she works, he finds out that his first day is her last. After failing miserably at getting her attention, he enlists the help of the chief projectionist, who has watched one too many movies, and no longer sees the difference between film fiction and real life. It's cinema, but not as you know it.

Summary

This was actually better than I expected, not amazing but enjoyable. Good cast of mostly unknowns at the time I guess including a young Ophelia Lovibond..

Released

2007

IMDb5.6

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Jun 222019
 

Catch And Release

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After the sudden death of her fiancé, Gray Wheeler finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam, hyper-responsible Dennis, and, oddly enough, his old childhood buddy Fritz, an irresponsible playboy whom she'd previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for.

Summary

Well the trailer makes this look like a comedy and one featuring Kevin Smith is normally good. This isn't a comedy or good. Rather a dull drama..

Released

2006

IMDb6.0

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Jun 082019
 

The Longest Day

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In 1944 Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.

Summary

Not as graphic as Saving Private Ryan but thankfully it also lacks the bolted on sentimental story of that film. A classic..

Released

1962

IMDb7.8

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May 152019
 

The Martian

2015





Plot

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return.

Summary

I have watched this films many times and recently got the extended version. I love it. Will one day get around to reading the book.


IMDb8.0 Trailer

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May 052019
 

Carry On Jack

1964





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This is the tale of Albert Poop-Decker, a newly commissioned Midshipman (although he took 8 1/2 years to qualify). He joins the frigate Venus, and adventures through Spanish waters, mutinee and Pirates taking his Captain, his sweet-heart and his best-friend with him! With mistaken identities and shipwrecks awash, it's a surprise any of them live to tell the tale!

Summary

Colour again! Not many of the regular cast here but the brilliant Bernard Cribbins is a welcome addition.


IMDb5.9

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May 052019
 

Carry On Cabby

1963





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Speedee Taxis is a great success, which means its workaholic owner Charlie starts neglecting Peggy, his wife. Suddenly a fleet of rival taxis appears from nowhere and start pinching all the fares. The rivals are Glamcabs, and they have a secret weapon. All their drivers are very attractive women! Who's behind Glamcabs? It's open warfare and only one fleet can survive!

Summary

Back to Black & White for this one, not sure how that happened. Probably one the BBC won't show nowadays as it involves a rival female taxi crew whose main selling point is their sex.


IMDb6.4

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Apr 252019
 

Climax

2018





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In the mid 1990's, 20 French urban dancers join together for a three-day rehearsal in a closed-down boarding school located at the heart of a forest to share one last dance. They then make one last party around a large sangria bowl. Quickly, the atmosphere becomes charged and a strange madness will seize them the whole night. If it seems obvious to them that they have been drugged, they neither know by who nor why. And it's soon impossible for them to resist to their neuroses and psychoses, numbed by the hypnotic and the increasing electric rhythm of the music. While some feel in paradise, most of them plunge into hell.

Summary

A bit disappointed by this. The dancing is good and I'm not really a dance fan and the usic is great. The film is self is neither that violent being disturbing more than graphic and the sex is pretty non existent.


IMDb7.3 Trailer

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