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Grand Hotel

Holds up pretty well. Does a good job balancing a lot of interesting characters. I loved Joan Crawford and Lionel Barrymore. There are some impressive long takes.

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A Man for All Seasons

A solid costume drama. Nothing really stood out but it is well made. Paul Scofield is great. Robert Shaw was a little over the top.

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Shakespeare in Love

I still can't believe this boring movie beat Saving Private Ryan. I mean Gwyneth Paltrow is good and the costumes looked decent but it was just meh. Maybe I'd like it more if I was more familiar with all of Shakespeare's work.

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True Detective: 3x01 The Great War and Modern Memory

Good start. Intersting case and Mahershala Ali is great.

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The Sound of Music

This is just a delight to watch. The songs are all wonderful. I've heard them all before but now that I've actually seen the movie I think they are even better. The dancing is never too over the top like other musicals. Julie Andrews is simply perfect in this role. Christopher Plummer, which is weird seeing young, is great too. The ending parts with the nazis was darker than the rest of the movie and I wish this would of been cut. I just wanted a happy musical but still this is one of the best.

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All About Eve

What a wonderful movie. This holds up great and should be seen by everyone. Great performances and an excellent script.

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Midnight Cowboy

Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman are both good. I thought the editing was great, especially all those quick cuts in the montages. It did get a little too weird for me at that party.

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It never live up to that opening monologue. George C. Scott was good. The actually fighting scenes looked great. I was just bored for most of this though. It was too long and bland.

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It's a good romantic movie. It's an even better disaster movie. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are just perfect together. My Heart will go on is a great song too and I still get chills from it.

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Austin Powers in Goldmember

I know these aren't great but I love them. I think all three of these run together as one big movie. The opening and closing are really clever and I love seeing Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow, Danny Devito, Britney Spears and Steven Spielberg. That movie would be something special.

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

“Spectacle, testicles, wallet and watch”

The introduction of fat bastard and mini me is great. The whole dick rocket joke is fantastic. I love all these movies. They are so stupid and so funny.

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

“Who does number two work for?”

This is way more clever and funny then it should be.

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Those fight scenes are brutal. They were shot well and the effects were great. Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix are both fantastic, especially Phoenix. He is such a great villain. It was long but never dragged. The score was really good. This is one of Ridley Scott's best movies.

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Forrest Gump

I haven't seen this in a long time and I always thought this was one of the best but after a rewatch its come down a little. It's still entertaining thanks to the crazy story and Tom Hanks. I did love seeing Forest in the old videos with the presidents. It was a little to long and the pacing was off. It felt like a few very distinct parts that didn't flow great.

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Ordinary People

An ok film that has some good acting. I really didn't connect with it that much. Robert Redford doesn't a decent job directing but nothing flashy or noteworthy. Raging Bull should of won best picture and director.

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Terms of Endearment

A touching story of a mother and daughter's relationship. Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson are all fantastic. It did need more Danny Devito.

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Chariots of Fire

It's not bad but it is forgettable. The most memorable part was the opening song, which I had no idea it came from this.

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The Sting

A great heist movie with plenty of twists and turns. I could watch Paul Newman and Robert Redford do anything, they are perfect together. The score is fantastic too. I think this will only get better after a rewatch.

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The acting is great. The music is wonderful. The story is interesting and yet it didn't grab me fully.

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The Last Emperor

A very long and slow biopic. I did watch the extended cut but it is too boring for too much of the movie. The story is interesting and sad. There is some decent acting and good costumes and beautiful sets.

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James McAvoy is fantastic. He must be having so much fun playing all those characters. Anya Taylor-Joy is great too and I love seeing more Haley Lu Richardson. I can't wait to see more of the beast in Glass.

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The Visit

Very creepy and kinda hilarious. I loved the found footage style. Ed Oxenbould is the great. He brings a lot of humor to even out the creepy parts. One of M. Night's better movies.

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After Earth

Just a boring CGI fest. Plus Jaden isn’t a very good actor.

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Escape Room

It has some decent thrills but it ultimately forgettable.

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The Last Airbender

It's not good but I didn't hate it.

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The Happening

If Mark Wahlberg talking to a fake plant isn't entertainment, then I don't know what is.

But seriously it's not as bad as it's reputation. It's not good by any means but not the worst movie ever.

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Lady in the Water

The grass wolf was cool.

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The Village

I think rewatching this knowing the twist made it slightly worse. The acting was good for the most part, except for Adrian Brody. I think he was miscast. Another movie that wastes Judy Greer. The score was great.

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This scared the crap out of me when I was a kid and it still does. The effects look a lot worse than I remember but are still passable. This deals with a lot of themes of faith that I never picked up on as a kid. I have a hard time believing Joaquin Phoenix and Mel Gibson could be brothers but they both did a good job. The ending is shot well and tense. I know some people have a problem with it but I don't.

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Definitely an unique take on the superhero movie. It's slow and grounded and we hardly see any action. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson are both great. I'm looking forward to seeing more of David Dunn and Mr. Glass in Glass.

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