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Roy Johnson
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Posted: 09 April 2014 at 6:12am | IP Logged | 1 post reply


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last time I saw it I was alone in the house

Been meaning to watch it again ... good idea. With the lights off, of course.
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Good luck!

Just watched THE WAY WAY BACK, which I wanted to like more than I did but was a very engaging and, in terms of character, thoroughly believable movie. Worth another watch at some point.
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(where most of the audience BOOED at the end!).
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The last few minutes were the only bits I really liked (the guy facing the corner creeped me out).
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Put me into the "unimpressed" camp in regards to BLAIR WITCH.  I only saw it once and mostly found it dull.  I don't remember anything except shaky camera work and rustling leaves -- neither of which rank very high among my fear triggers.
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THE BLING RING - Insufferably boring and as shallow as its characters. It's impossible to care about the fate of these vacuous pinheads as they rob the homes of various stars; what could have been a fascinating indictment of the emptiness of the Paris Hilton end of celebrity culture is instead a tedious, one-note, repetitious and surface level bore full of bland and wooden performances. I was so happy when the end credits finally rolled around. 
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Watched AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON for the first time. I enjoyed this one. Sure, the special effects are dated in todays world, but that really didn't bother me. An entertaining horror comedy for sure.

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When i saw Blair Witch there were no boos,just a collective `Is that it?` I didn`t find it scary,just over-hyped and irritating in it`s lack of a cohesive story,yes i know that`s part of `Found footage` films,but i have no time for them,especially the nauseating Clover Field!

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ROBERTA - a tedious musical in which Ginger Rogers's natural charm and the riveting dance numbers with Fred Astaire take a back seat to Randolph Scott's bland turn and Irene Dunne's unbearably ear-piercing screech. Any time Astaire gets on the dance floor or Rogers does, well, anything, the movie is delightful. There's far too little of either of them, however.
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Watched AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON for the first time. I enjoyed this one. 
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One of my favourite movies. Rather than being dated, I think the transformation sequence has never been topped. Seems so much more tangible than CGI.

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LOGAN'S RUN on Blu-Ray.

I'm afraid that neither the Blu-Ray format nor the presence of Jenny Agutter were able to rescue this one. I had not seen it in quite some time but found myself cringing about some of the less-than-stellar special effects. My wife pointed out to me that many of the indoor scenes were actually filmed inside a 1970s shopping mall instead of a studio lot.

Although Hollywood's track record when it comes to re-makes is mediocre at best, it would appear that LOGAN'S RUN would be a good candidate given the tools that are available to film makers in the 21st century.
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IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT - I'm not a fan of other collaborations between Frank Capra and writer Robert Riskin but this one is... well, it's all right. The screenplay doesn't have a lot to do with it - the movie is likeable but not particularly funny (and seems twice as long as it is), and what pleasures it contains are entirely down to the charming performances of Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, who are both terrific. 
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William: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT - I'm not a fan of other collaborations between Frank Capra and writer Robert Riskin but this one is... well, it's all right. The screenplay doesn't have a lot to do with it - the movie is likeable but not particularly funny (and seems twice as long as it is), and what pleasures it contains are entirely down to the charming performances of Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, who are both terrific.

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Ha! I can't even agree with your praise for Gable and Colbert, given your suggestion that they somehow created charming performances in spite of the screenplay. So, I guess you could say that I could not disagree more.

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