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    Basic Instinct is a near great flick. It probably is very dated though so I think only giving it a 9/10 is about right. With my grade inflation always being high that probably averages out to a 7.5 really.

    I don't care for Grease but some of the songs are good. I liked the final act that was neat. I have zero desire to ever see it again.
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    Basic Instinct is great and Sharon Stone is legend.

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    The French Connection (1971): Popeye and Cloudy are shitty cops/100.

    Cool car chase, though.
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    The Devils (K. Russell, 1971) ☆
    My Father's Dragon (N. Twomey, 2022) ☆
    Inside Job, S1, Pt. 2 (S. Takeuchi, 2022) ☆
    Patton (F. Schaffner, 1970) ☆
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (E. Radomski/B. Timm, 1993)
    Tuca & Bertie, S3 (L. Hanawalt, 2022) ☆
    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (R. Coogler, 2022) ☆
    The Dragon Prince: The Mystery of Aaravos, Book 4: Earth (A. Ehasz/J. Richmond, 2022) ☆
    All Quiet on the Western Front (E. Berger, 2022) ☆
    Toradora! + SOS + OVA (T. Nagai, 200809, 2011) ☆

    First time ☆

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    Quote Quoting Philip J. Fry (view post)
    The French Connection (1971): Popeye and Cloudy are shitty cops/100.

    Cool car chase, though.
    Ha ha yeah Doyle is an asshole. Great movie. I never saw the sequel.
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    Ha ha yeah Doyle is an asshole. Great movie. I never saw the sequel.
    Not only that he's an asshole, but he also screws it up over and over and over again. It's interesting seeing movies such as this one and Bullitt not only essentially creating the maverick cop we all know and love today, but also deconstructing it, showing how a cop like that wouldn't really work, only for later movies tossing that aside and going with FUCK YEAH, FUCK SHIT UP GOOD, MAN!!!
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    The Devils (K. Russell, 1971) ☆
    My Father's Dragon (N. Twomey, 2022) ☆
    Inside Job, S1, Pt. 2 (S. Takeuchi, 2022) ☆
    Patton (F. Schaffner, 1970) ☆
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (E. Radomski/B. Timm, 1993)
    Tuca & Bertie, S3 (L. Hanawalt, 2022) ☆
    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (R. Coogler, 2022) ☆
    The Dragon Prince: The Mystery of Aaravos, Book 4: Earth (A. Ehasz/J. Richmond, 2022) ☆
    All Quiet on the Western Front (E. Berger, 2022) ☆
    Toradora! + SOS + OVA (T. Nagai, 200809, 2011) ☆

    First time ☆

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    Bullitt was based off a real cop though and he did sort of achieve his goals. Doyle blows it big time though. One thing I liked about Die Hard 3 is how they keep mentioning that McClane is barely holding onto his job. Also Lethal Weapon did have Riggs looking like he was going to lose his job but then they just ignored that for the rest of the movie. Lethal Weapon 3 had Murtaugh and Riggs getting busted down to traffic cop for a while only for them to then get their main jobs back by doing crazy shit to catch bad guys again.

    Incidentally I just viewed a good Italian action cop movie called Rome, Armed to the Teeth where the cop hero gets sent down to citations for being a reckless asshole. It was literally their version of Dirty Harry and The French Connection.
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    Desperately Seeking Susan is a cute, original little rom com.

    Some great music, a fun premise. I liked it.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Leone, '66)




    Two hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money... we're gonna have to earn it.


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    Final Score: 10

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    Such an incredible movie. Way past due to watch it again.
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    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Such an incredible movie. Way past due to watch it again.
    Oh yeah; I mean, I had already watched it multiple times before now, but it had been since '03 since I'd done so, so I was definitely overdue for a rewatch. Still, absence definitely made the heart grow fonder in this case, and while it's rare for me to experience anything close to the same level of passion for a years-later rewatch as I did the first time, I absolutely felt it this time, which speaks volumes about just how great a movie it really is.

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    I must have seen that movie about 20 times and I'll probably watch it again this year.

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    I must have seen that movie about 20 times and I'll probably watch it again this year.
    Yup; I'm hard-pressed to think of another movie that's any more rewatchable than it is, to be honest with you.

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    Watched Victor/Victoria the other night. It was great.

    Julie Andrews gives a very interesting physical performance.

    James Garner's character is gross. But typical of a man of the time.
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    Hey, does anyone remember me? Maybe for the best that people don't. Start from scratch, right?

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    Of course! Welcome!

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    I mainly lurked back then but I remember you. Welcome : )

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    Welcome back, Sven!

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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    Hey, does anyone remember me? Maybe for the best that people don't. Start from scratch, right?
    Of course!! Always been one of my favorite people

    Welcome back, it's great to see you!
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    Flashdance.

    What a weird movie.
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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    Hey, does anyone remember me? Maybe for the best that people don't. Start from scratch, right?
    Hey buddy. Welcome back.
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    The January Man is a movie I'm glad I didn't see in theaters or on a paying streaming service. What a blah mess.

    Double Team is hilariously bad. So bad it's almost a good movie with some fun action scenes. I'm not sure what people were expecting with that one.

    Hudson Hawk is an example of why you shouldn't let a major actor be in charge of the movie. Should have just been a comedy only.

    I like Man On Fire as much as the remake. Both are very different animals though. Neither is great but is solid enough to be satisfying.
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    Cutler's Way, The Insider and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) all deserve full length blog reviews btw. Great trio of movies and two out of three were seen on Tubi. The Insider was watched thanks to Hulu.
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    I still need to watch The Insider really bad, since once I've done so, then I'll pretty much have seen all of Michael Mann's "good" movies, according to the consensus.

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    I love Hudson hawk. I think it's hilarious.

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