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Moviewatcher122's 2016 Film Diary: March

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Best Movie: Primal Fear
Worst Movie: Super Mario Bros.
People who added this item 151 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
March 1



"I've lost five men, Lew. Gabriel in there, he's on the way, that'll be six. Are you asking me to try to kill the rest of them trying to get a deathtrap off the ground. I don't know... I don't know, Lew. It won't work... it just can't work."
"All right, then, it can't. Maybe it can't and we'll all be killed. But if there's just one chance in a thousand that he's got something, boy, I'd rather take it than just sit around here waiting to die."

George Kennedy's death really took me by surprise as I always loved him as an actor and every movie I've seen him in he just always had this likeable presence and charisma and he was just a great actor. I will always remember him in movies like Cool Hand Luke and The Naked Gun trilogy.

I wanted to start off this month by watching a movie that he was in to honor him as an actor, but wasn't sure which movie to chose at first. I eventually went with this one since for the most part he was a supporting actor, so it didn't really matter which movie I chose. This was a fantastic movie and it's a true classic. It's got a great all-star cast, an engaging story that is interesting from start to finish and it is just a timeless tale of survival. I loved everything about this movie and it's definitely worth watching.

R.I.P George Kennedy
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Triage (2009)
March 2



"Do you think you can help him?"
"Yes. Of course I can help him. I can help anyone."

This was a decent war drama, but it is far from perfect. While it does have some good performances mainly from Colin Farrell and Christopher Lee (Who I had no idea was in this movie.) and it does have a decent script and this movie is effective with what it's trying to do, but at the same time it could've been better. One of the problems with this movie is that it feels too short with it's 99 minute runtime and I feel like it should've been longer so the characters could be more fleshed out. This movie also starts off very strong, but it kind of gets a bit less interesting as it goes on. I still liked this movie, but it had room for improvement.
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Taking Lives (2004)
March 3



"That guy was nothing, alright? I didn't take his life, I lived it. I was the best thing that ever happened to that guy. You looked at him, and you saw me, and I looked at you, and I saw you, and we are the same."

I found this to be a very by the numbers serial killer movie with not too many surprises and was pretty by the numbers. The acting is passable and Angelina Jolie does her best with the material she is given and this movie is competent in what it wants to be, but it's just to predictable and bland for it's own good. There is some things going for it like the steamy sex scene which was actually well made and there was this one gruesome scene which actually managed to surprise me, but other than that there's not a lot that actually stands out. It's pretty easy to figure out who the killer in this movie although the actual twist of this movie is something that I didn't see coming, but I wasn't really impressed by it either. Overall it's an OK thriller that has some merits, but as a whole it's mostly generic and by the numbers.
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March 3



"There was only one assassination attempt on me. You had three."
"Two. The woman in Phoenix doesn't count. She only had a starter pistol."

If you're looking for a movie with some sharp political satire, then you're probably not going to find it here, but as a comedy centered around politics it is pretty funny. Jack Lemmon and James Garner make a very good comedic team and there was just so many funny lines in this movie. It's a very funny movie that sadly not a lot of people remember.
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RED (2010)
March 4



"I miss the old days. I haven't killed anyone in years."
"That's sad."

While this movie is nowhere near as good as it's cast, it's still a fun movie. For a PG-13 action movie it actually gets creative with some of the action scenes like that part with John Malkovich and the bazooka and it does have it's funny moments. Nothing in this movie is really funny, but it still had some things that made me laugh every now and then. Even though it could've been better, it's still fun for what it is and it does deliver on what you'd expect from this movie.
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March 5



"He's a very committed environmentalist."
"Spike Jonze is a tree hugger? Jesus, I never would've had him down as that."
"Well... I think he prefers the term "leaf people."

I can't say this movie worked for me completely, but I did like it for the most part. The dialogue is well-written and the conversations in this movie feel like actual conversations. On the other hand the segments in this movie were hit or miss. Some of them were good while others were dull and didn't really catch my interest. The best ones were the ones with Iggy Pop and Tom Waits, The White Stripes, and RZA, GZA and Bill Murray. Still despite the weak segments, the good ones outweighed the not-so-good ones and even the weak ones were more average than anything. It's an interesting experiment even if it doesn't completely work at times.
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March 5



"What is your name?"
"William O'Malley."
"I did not call you."
"You called for all the Jews. I'm Jewish, just like Jesus Christ. You take one, you gotta take us all."

I recently picked up a Chuck Norris DVD that contained four of his famous movies including this one and for only 10 dollars I wasn't going to pass it up. This is the first Chuck Norris movie that I've seen where he has a leading role, so I wasn't sure what to exactly expect from this, but I assumed that it would be a cool movie especially considering that Lee Marvin is in it. I assumed right as this was a very fun movie. It does start off pretty slow and it does take quite a while to get going, I still really liked how dark the first half was and the terrorists in this movie are portrayed in such a threatening way that a movie like this could've only been made in the 80's. Lee Marvin is awesome as always and Chuck Norris was good too, well as far as this kind of movie goes. While this movie does have a bit too much padding and it could've been shorter and didn't really need to be 2 hours, I still had a lot of fun with this movie and it was a good introduction to Chuck Norris.
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Domino (2005)
March 6



"I decided to never invest too much emotion in one thing. It's always a set-up to the pain of losing them."

This was a movie that I kind of wanted to see, but at the same time I've been putting it off because I haven't really heard a lot of good things about it. Turns out I could've kept avoiding it as it wasn't very good. I feel like there is a good movie in here that wants to get out, but throughout the whole movie it keeps drowning itself in style that they forget to give these characters an interesting personality or decent writing or anything to make me care about what's going on. Also I'm not normally one to complain about editing, but here it was really jarring. The way the action scenes were shot was so jarring and it's one of those things that kept the movie from being entertaining and another problem I have is that the writing is so messy and keeps going back and forth with what kind of movie it wants to be. It keeps going back and forth from an action movie, to a serious movie and a crime drama, but it never feels complete and the whole thing felt like an idea of what they wanted a movie about Domino Harvey to be about instead of the actual final product. This probably has to do with Richard Kelly being the writer for this movie because even though he is a good writer, a movie like this just felt like it was way out of his comfort zone.

There were a few good things about this movie like Kiera Knightly's performance because even though it wasn't anything exceptional, it was that one thing in the movie that stood out and I also thought Tony Scott's direction in this movie was alright. Even though this is my least favorite movie from him, in this movie I did think his vision was there even if it was kind of botched by other problems that this movie had. Also to this movie's credit there were a few instances of good dialogue. So, this is far from being a terrible movie, but it's still very flawed and just felt rushed overall.
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March 6



"Pulling a trigger is like ordering a takeout."

After watching Domino I felt like watching something fun, so I chose this as it's been sitting in my Blu-ray collection for a while. While I wasn't sure exactly what to think of it at first as I was wondering if it really was as good as the rave reviews made it out to be and it did feel a bit dark in certain places, but once I got past that the movie I really started to love this movie. It is a very fun movie with some breath-taking action scenes and there's so much going on here that it's pretty much impossible to catch everything on the first viewing. Despite the fact that this movie started off slow it is still a great movie that deserves all the praise it has gotten and now I'm excited to watch the sequel to this.
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Ransom (1996)
March 7



"If I don't get my son back and I mean real soon, you better kill yourself! By the time I'm done with you, you'll wish you'd never been born! I'll have your head on a fucking pike!"

I'm normally not a fan of Ron Howard's work, but I really liked this movie. The story was very well-done, Gary Sinise was a great villain and Mel Gibson did a good job as the leading role even though it's not his best performance. I really like how this movie handled it's dark subject matter and while this movie did remind me of Taken, I honestly prefer this movie over Taken. It's a very solid movie and it's one of Ron Howard's better movies overall.
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March 7



"Power to the people who punish bad cinema!"

I remember when I was against the idea of me ever watching a movie directed by John Waters, but then I took a chance with Serial Mom which I ended up loving. Ever since I saw that movie I had an interest in seeing more of his films and this was one of them. I went into this one knowing little to nothing about it and the only thing I really knew was that I was in for a ride with this movie. I will talk about what this movie is about since this is one of those cases where knowing what it's about makes it more interesting. This was a very hilarious movie that satirizes bad Hollywood movies and mainstream cinema in general and it does a great job of doing that. I loved how the characters in the movie were terrorists of cinema and were really dedicated to making their movie. It's definitely the craziest movie about making movies that I've seen and that's saying something since I've seen Terror Firmer. The acting was also pretty good as well with Stephen Dorff as the title character delivering the best performance in this movie. Now I'd never consider him a great actor... or even a good actor for that matter, but here I loved him as the batshit insane director. He was such a crazy guy and his motivations were darkly hilarious. Melanie Griffith was great as well, but Maggie Gyllenhaal's character was another one that I loved as she was also very twisted and she also steals every scene she's in. This movie was also hilarious from start to finish with so many scenes that had me laughing out loud and I just loved this movie's twisted sense of humor. Not necessarily a perfect movie, but it's still a great movie and I think I might even like it better than Serial Mom.
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March 8



"Well, fuck that, I'm not gonna die. Not here in Jersey!"

Out of all of the Toxic Avenger sequels, this is the best one. This one makes up for the oddly tame third movie by going all out with the gore in this movie and it is one of the funniest movies in the series if not the funniest. I also liked the storyline in this one and with the evil versions of Toxie and Sgt. Kabukiman. Speaking of Sgt. Kabukiman, he was also a very fun character and it makes me want to see that movie where the character originated from. It's definitely far from perfect and this movie does feel overlong at times which causes it to drag on a little at times, but this is still a very fun movie and it's the best sequel in the series.
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March 9



"A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven. Then we'll all be together forever."

Oh man, those visuals. This movie looks amazing on a visual level as there are a lot of creative ideas with how the afterlife in this movie is portrayed and it's just very beautiful to look at and it definitely earned its Best Visual Effects award. Especially considering the fact that it's only competition was Armageddon and Mighty Joe Young and while I have yet to see either of those movies, it's highly doubtful that the effects in them are anywhere near as good as they are here. As for the movie itself, it's pretty solid. It had a very interesting story that was executed well, Robin Williams delivered a great performance as usual and it was a fascinating movie to watch overall. It's a very good movie that's worth watching if not only for the visuals alone.
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March 10



"Here is an example: A fifteen-year-old lad apprehended in the act of staging a holdup - fifteen years old and a marijuana addict. Here is a most tragic case."
"Yes. I remember. Just a young boy... under the influence of drugs... who killed his entire family with an axe."

Obviously this movie is a very dated propaganda piece which I knew that going into this, but I thought it would be a fun unintentional comedy. While there are some laughs to be had with this every now and then, this movie is kind of boring. The way marijuana is portrayed in this movie is hilariously dated and bits like that in the movie did make me laugh, but for the most part there's a lack of substance (No pun intended.) happening. A good chunk of this movie is mostly just uninteresting things happening and I should probably stop calling it a movie since it barely even qualifies as one. It's more of a bland anti-pot PSA that is stretched out to feature length for no real reason. You could watch an hour of anti-drug PSAs and get a better experience than you would here. Still despite everything I said it's not a bad movie by any means as there is nothing that's really bad about it and like I said there were a few unintentionally funny moments that made me laugh every now and then. Plus it's only an hour long, so it doesn't go on for too long or feel like a chore to watch. It is worth watching if you're really into classic cinema or a history buff and want to know how dangerous people thought pot was back then, but I wouldn't recommend it as an actual movie.
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The Funhouse (1981)
March 10



"Amy'll hit it off for sure. Buzz is a terrific guy."
"She's stoned. When you're stoned, Charles Manson is a terrific guy."

While it's not as fun as the title would suggest, but despite that it's still a fun slasher movie. It had a decent premise that was executed well enough, had some interesting ideas and it did have some funny dialogue at times. Even though it could've been better and it doesn't really get going until the hour mark, I still liked it for what it is and I might watch it again at least one although I wouldn't go out of my way to do so.
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March 11



"I didn't know you took days off."
"Hi Molly."
"Where have you been stranger?"
"I've been real busy."
"Oh boy, same old trouble huh?"
"My kind of trouble doesn't take vacations."

This was an entertaining movie. While I was a bit mislead by the poster into thinking it would be a western, it's only a minor problem for me and it still delivered what I expected from it. Chuck Norris was decent as the leading role and David Carradine was awesome as the villain and there were some good action scenes as well. Not a great movie and it's not as good as The Delta Force, but it was still very entertaining and I got what I expected from it.
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Reality Bites (1994)
March 12



"There's no point to any of this. It's all just a... a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know... a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle... and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt."

This was a decent directorial debut for Ben Stiller and it was an interesting movie of 90's culture overall. The characters were decent, the dialogue was well-written and it had some interesting things to say, but it also isn't really anything too special. It's a good movie that I'm glad I watched at least once, but I think it's safe to say that Ben Stiller went on to direct better movies after this one.
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March 13



"Doctor, I am not paranoid. Bobbi was making threats over the phone. She said she's going to hurt me. My patient was slashed to death. And now my razor is gone. Now you don't have to be a detective to figure it out, do you?"

This was a great movie. The acting was great, the story was very well-done and had me on the edge of my seat, the cinematography was fantastic and I did not see the ending coming at all. I loved this movie and I think it might be one of Brian De Palma's best movies.
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Joe (1970)
March 13



"Forty-two percent of all liberals are queer, that's a fact. The Wallace people did a poll."

This is a movie that holds up pretty well and it just as good as it was when it came out. Peter Boyle is great as the leading role and he plays a character who is so nasty and hateful, but you still can't help but root for and Susan Sarandon also does a very good job especially considering that it's her first movie. The story is still just as effective to this day and it just holds up very well as a movie. It's not perfect as it does drag on a little at times and the story could've been fleshed out a bit more, but it's still a great movie and it's an underrated gem.
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Troma's War (1988)
March 14



"I don't know whether he's a psycho or just crazy."
"He may be a psycho but he's definately not crazy."

This had the potential to be a very fun movie, but the end result was just mildly entertaining. The main problem with this movie is that the tone for this movie was very weird. It felt a lot more serious than all the other Troma films I've seen and it was kind of jarring to see this movie being played straight. There also could've been more humor added to this movie which is one of the reasons the tone for this movie is the way it is. It has the occasional joke every now and then, but it doesn't have enough for it to be considered a comedy. I will say that the way this movie was put together was well done and I did get some enjoyment out of this movie, but it really could've been better.
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March 14



"He was right about one thing. Once you cross the line, there's no going back."

I liked how different this was compared to some of Woody Allen's recent efforts and it's a pretty different movie for him in general. It's a very interesting movie with the kind of storytelling and characters that you normally wouldn't expect from a Woody Allen film and the dialogue was very good and felt like something that could come from a play. It's not one of Woody Allen's best movies by any means and it isn't without it's flaws like the ending being rushed, but it's still a very good movie and it's definitely one of Woody Allen's more underrated films.
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March 15



"Why that dirty, no good, yellow-bellied stool. I'm gonna give it to him right in the head the first time I see him."

This was a very interesting classic gangster movie. It was an interesting to see a movie about the prohibition around the time when it was still going on and you can tell that this is a pre-code movie as it was pretty violent especially for the time it was made. James Cagney delivered a good if not also hammy performance and I was invested in the story from start to finish. It didn't quite cross the line of greatness for me, but it's still a classic movie and it's one that I can easily recommend.
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March 16



"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES ON THIS MOTHERFUCKING PLANE!"

This was a very fun movie that delivers what it promises with the title. This movie knows that it's premise is ridiculous and just has fun with it. While this movie does have a semi-serious tone, I like how the tone of the movie is mainly done for comedic effect and there are enough jokes in this movie to make it work. The acting was decent for this kind of movie and Samuel L. Jackson's role was so over the top in the best way possible. This was a very entertaining b-movie that was also really funny and I kind of wish I saw this movie earlier now.
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Calvary (2014)
March 17



"I think she's bipolar, or lactose intolerant, one of the two."

I've never really done this, but since it was St. Patrick's Day and I felt like watching an Irish movie, so I decided to do so as a salute to the Irish. This was a great movie with a pretty sad story, but it never gets too depressing since it also has it's comedic moments every now and than although I was kind of expecting that from this movie because Brendan Gleeson is in it and he's a pretty funny guy. I would say more about this movie, but I'll just leave it here since I don't want to reveal too much about this movie as it really is worth seeing.
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Over the Edge (1979)
March 18



"You guys got a lot of laws, right? Well, let me tell you something. I only got one law. A kid who tells on another kid is a dead kid!"
"That's a good rule, kid. It'll serve you well in prison one day."
"Damn straight!"

While this movie is somewhat dated today, it still is a solid coming of age story with strong performances and a very shocking ending that managed to surprise me. It's not perfect and it does feel a little cheesy in certain places, but it's still a pretty good movie with a very uncompromising ending.
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Valley Girl (1983)
March 20



"That techno-rock you guys listen to is gutless."

This movie was pretty much the epitome of average to me. It's a pretty generic teen movie with average characters and a generic story and for a comedy it really wasn't very funny. I mean it had a few moments that were kind of funny, but most of the time it felt like it wasn't even trying to be funny, so the comedy label is kind of baffling. It does have some decent dialogue for this kind of movie though and as cheesy as is character was I did think Nicolas Cage's role was kind of enjoyable and this was his breakthrough role, so at least this movie gave us that. Otherwise this is a pretty forgettable movie that I was glad to watch at least once, but I wouldn't watch it again.
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March 20



"We are animals, Professor Kincaid... with brains that trick us into thinking we aren't."

Edward Norton has always been a very versatile actor and this movie is just another one that really shows off his talent. He did a great job of playing the two roles here and he's pretty much what made this movie. The actual film itself is decent. The other actors do a good job as well and a decent story and some moments that made me laugh, but other than Edward Norton's performance(s) this movie isn't really anything too special. Still it's worth checking out especially if you're an Edward Norton fan. Just don't expect too much from it.
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March 21



"What's the matter with you. Do you ever think before you speak?"
"No, that would take all the fun out of it."

I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. Mainly because Shawn Levy is the one who directed it and his track record when it comes to movies hasn't been very good as his only good movie was Night at the Museum while the rest ranged from OK to godawful. I ended up being surprised that it was actually pretty good and manages to be better than Night at the Museum. I think part of the reason this movie this movie is good is because of the script. They managed to pull of a story about a dysfunctional family very well and it didn't feel sugarcoated or too Hollywood. It's also very funny and it really had me laughing at times. The acting in this movie was also very good too with people like Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne and Adam Driver who delivered very good performances and even people that I'm normally not a fan of like Tina Fey and Dax Shepard also turned in good performances. While it's not necessarily a great movie, it was a nice surprise and it's better than I expected it to be.
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Ali (2001)
March 21



"I ain't draft dodging. I ain't burning no flag. I ain't running to Canada. I'm staying right here. You want to send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead. I've been in jail for 400 years. I could be there for 4 or 5 more, but I ain't going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people. If I want to die, I'll die right here, right now, fightin' you, if I want to die. You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese. You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality. Want me to go somewhere and fight for you? You won't even stand up for me right here in America, for my rights and my religious beliefs. You won't even stand up for my right here at home."

I remember when I was 11 and learned about Muhammad Ali for novel study and was really fascinated by his story. Ever since then I became a fan of him and I know a lot about this guy. This is part of the reason I was kind of putting off watching this movie because even though I was still interested in seeing it and Will Smith seemed like a good choice to play this role, I was worried that they weren't going to due this guy justice and get stuff wrong about him. Fortunately that wasn't the case as they did get a lot of things right here and Will Smith did a great job playing him. Out of all the actors that could've played him at the time, I really can't think of anyone better with Will Smith and he captured the spirit of Muhammad Ali very well. The way they told his story was also well-done for the most part and the time period it took place in and the rest of the cast also does a good job, but unfortunately creating a biography movie about Ali and really doing him justice is very hard and it shows here. This movie is 2 and a half hours long and I felt like they dragged it on in certain places which is pretty jarring when I felt that they left out some very important parts that could've been in the movie like his early life for example which I felt like they could've delved into at least a little bit. I also think the writing could've been polished a bit more and really give this movie the emotional punch that it kind of lacks. Still it is a very good effort and I did really like this movie, but it definitely had some room for improvement.
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March 22



"Aliens? We gotta deal with aliens too?"
"Luigi, *we're* the aliens."
"We are? Wow, cool."

This isn't as bad as I anticipated it to be, but it isn't good either. It's the first movie that's an adaptation of a video game and it really shows as it's a really unfaithful adaptation to the video games. Yeah, I get that a movie that really focused on making this movie exactly like the video games with it just being Mario and Luigi jumping on enemies until the end of the movie would get boring really fast, but they could've at least tried to make this movie resemble the video games which they didn't do here. They just added in a generic story and just added in Mario characters as a desperate attempt to make more money. Not to mention that Bowser is a human for no reason and Dennis Hopper is very miscast as him and John Leguizamo is not believable as Luigi. Bob Hoskins is alright as Mario though and at least he's somewhat convincing as the title character. Despite this movie being a bad adaptation of the games, at least it's never too boring and I got a few laughs out of it both intentional and unintentional. While it's not as bad as everyone says, it is still bad and it's sad when the cartoons based on the video games are better than this movie.
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March 22



"Do we run or fight?"
"We don't have a choice now."

This movie was pretty much Chuck Norris' answer to Rambo and it actually turned out decent. Once again I thought Chuck Norris was cool as the leading role and the action scenes were good. It's probably the weakest Chuck Norris I've seen so far, but it was still entertaining.
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March 23



"Why him, you monster? Why not the... script girl?"
"Oh. The script girl. I'll eat her later."

I was intrigued by this movie when I heard that this was a fictionalized version of the making of Nosferatu and now that I've seen the original movie, I decided that now was the time to watch it. It was a very interesting movie and they did a really good job of making it actually look like the filming of Nosferatu. The acting is one of this movie's strong points with John Malkovich as F.W Murnau and Willem Dafoe as Max Shreck which the latter does a fantastic job. Even though I knew Willem Dafoe was in this movie, he was pretty unrecognizable in his role and the dedication into transforming himself as the actor who played Nosferatu is amazing. The movie itself it solid and I liked the ideas they came up with this premise, but it also does feel too short as I wanted to see more from this movie as I felt like they could've done a bit more with this concept.
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Gridlock'd (1997)
March 24



"Hello? There's a woman been shot - a white woman. Okay? There's a whole bunch of black people out here, shooting and burning cars, talking about revolution. You better send some motherfuckers out here!"

I always thought Tupac was always better when it came to acting compared to a lot of other rappers that were also rappers because Tupac had a lot more range than someone like 50 Cent or Snoop Dogg. With that said though the movies I had seen him in weren't very memorable. Juice was decent enough, but Gang Related is pretty forgettable and it deserved better with it being his last movie. This movie on the other hand is a great movie and the best movie I've seen him in. The chemistry between Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur is great, the story was very interesting and it didn't slow down until it ended and it was also very funny. This movie is an underrated gem that I enjoyed every minute of and it's definitely something that I can easily recommend.
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Dom Hemingway (2013)
March 26



"I don't know who this man is."
"Oh. I'll tell you who I am. I'm the fucker who'll tear your nose off with my teeth. I'm the fucker who will gut you with a dull cheese knife and sing Gilbert and Sullivan while I do it. I'm the fucker who'll dump your dead body in a freezing cold lake and watch you sink to the bottom like so much shit. I am that fucker. That's the fucker who I am."

This is a movie that started off very promising, but in the end turned out to be a decent movie, but nothing to really write home about. Dom Hemingway's opening monologue really had me laughing, but the rest of the movie is nowhere near as good as that opening. Still I did enjoy this movie and I did really like Jude Law's performance, but I think that it could've been better and it does kind of feel like Bronson Lite.
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Wild Things (1998)
March 27



"People aren't always what they appear to be. Don't forget that."

This was a decent if not standard thriller. The cast does a pretty good job for the most part with even Denise Richards giving in a half-decent performance. I was surprised to see Bill Murray in this movie though which seemed like a weird movie for him to be in, but he still delivered a decent performance and is one of his better serious roles in my opinion. I was interested in the mystery of this story and I did think it had a good conclusion. It's a decent thriller even if it's nothing essential.
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March 27



"I wanna ask you something. Are you interested in buying a house... Or are you interested in me?"

This movie is much, much better than the shitty remake. Unlike the remake this movie is actually scary as it has a great performance from Terry O'Quinn, great writing, a good amount of tension and some great storytelling. The remake did everything wrong while the original does almost everything right. If you're a horror fan then I'd recommend this one over the remake any day.
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Porco Rosso (1992)
March 27



"A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig."

This is honestly the best Studio Ghibli movie I have seen so far. The other two I've seen were Ponyo which was pretty good, but nothing spectacular and Spirited Away had very creative visuals and ideas, but I wasn't too emotionally invested in the characters or the story. This movie on the other hand had a very compelling story with great characters, fun flying scenes with beautiful visuals and I especially loved the main character Porco Rosso who was a great character. It was a great movie and it's my favorite Studio Ghibli movie so far.
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March 28



"Look I probably should have told you this before but you see... well... insanity runs in my family... It practically gallops."

Out of all the comedies from the earlier days of Hollywood, this one is one of the funniest ones that I have seen. It's a fantastic dark comedy that had me laughing from start to finish and it definitely deserves it's status as one of the greatest dark comedies of all time. Not much else to say about this other than see this movie if you haven't already.
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Miss March (2009)
March 29



"Well the country is like, what, 10 states wide? And each state is roughly 100 miles across. So that's like 1000 miles. We're going about 60 miles an hour, so we should be there in like 600 minutes."

Kind of surprised by the hate for this movie. It's nothing great and the plot is nothing special and it is predictable, but it still managed to make me laugh from start to finish and most of the jokes worked which is really all I expect from a movie like this.
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March 29



"Daniel-san, never put passion before principle. Even if win, you lose."

I actually remember catching a bit of this on TV when I was about 8, but stopped watching it right at the beginning for some reason. It might've been because the skeleton gang at the beginning scared me, but I'm not so sure. I didn't find out this was a flashback from the first movie until after I watched this movie, but knowing that now it seems pointless to start off the movie that way considering that most people watching this movie have already seen the first one and most sequels don't start off with a flashback on what happened in the previous movie anyways, so I don't get why this movie has to have one. Still this is a decent sequel nonetheless. Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita are still just as good as they were in the first movie and I did like how darker this was compared to the first one. While it's nowhere near as great as the original, it's still a good sequel and I don't get why it isn't very well-liked.
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Hard Times (1975)
March 30



"I want to have a long talk with anybody bettin' against me."

This is a decent if not pretty standard fighting movie. Charles Bronson is very good as always and the fighting scenes were entertaining, but in the end there was nothing in this movie that was really impressive. It's a good movie, but not one of Charles Bronson's best movies.
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Primal Fear (1996)
March 31



"Why gamble with money when you can gamble with people's lives? That was a joke. All right, I'll tell you. I believe in the notion that people are innocent until proven guilty. I believe in that notion because I choose to believe in the basic goodness of people. I choose to believe that not all crimes are committed by bad people. And I try to understand that some very, very good people do some very bad things."

It took me way too long to see this movie, but I finally did and it was fantastic. The story was very dark and uncompromising, the writing was brilliant and Edward Norton delivers an amazing performance and Richard Gere is great too. I loved everything about this movie, but there is one minor problem I had with it. I did manage to figure out the twist to this movie, so when it was revealed I wasn't too surprised. In this case though I can forgive that since Edward Norton still carries that scene very well and even though I had a hunch that he wasn't innocent this whole time I still think it's a better way to end the movie instead of the cliche happy ending with him being innocent all along. I think that's a sign of a great movie where it's so good that I don't even care that I figured the twist ending out.
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March 19



"Don't leave me. Don't leave me alone."

This was an interesting vampire movie. I loved the black and white cinematography it had, the dialogue was good, the characters were interesting, but if there's one thing that keeps it from being better as it's kind of lacking in being truly scary. While I'm not sure if it was meant to be a true horror movie, I still was expecting a bit more tension to it especially with it being a vampire movie and everything. It's still a very interesting movie that is worth seeing, it just falls short of being a great movie.
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Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Apr 7 23:41
Quite a productive month! I find myself agreeing with you all over the place on the films we've both seen, and I'll have to bump up some of the others on my radar (especially Joe, The Stepfather and Porco Rosso).

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