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Tim O Neill
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STAN AND OLLIE (2018) - I missed this one until now, and I am so glad I finally
saw it. I thought it was excellent - a very smart decision to just focus on the
final tour with a few flashbacks for reference. Performances by John C. Reilly
and Steve Coogan were terrific. I especially liked how they featured a sketch
in its entirety that was written for the tour - the train station sketch was
recreated from notes and accounts of people who saw it. I thought they did a
great job, and I wonder how accurate it is.

I could have done without some of the bits they worked into real life scenes,
such as the hotel clerk at the first hotel they visited. It made the times that
Stan started doing bits as a defense mechanism less impactful. Everything
else landed really well, though.

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This is on my DVR waiting for a couple free hours of my time, Tim...glad to hear
positive stuff.
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THE LIGHTHOUSE (2019)

Nah.

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POLTERGEIST (1983)

Never understood the appeal of this one. There are no set rules for the hauntings, and the effects were (I thought) pretty shoddy even for the time of original release.

(Typical of too many Spielberg movies, reality is ignored in order to get the desired shot. When the corpses start bubbling up from the deep end of the pool excavation, I wonder how deep they'd been buried to begin with!)

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I've often thought of POLTERGEIST as a comic-book horror film, in the best sense... maybe even moreso than something like CREEPSHOW.  It occurred to me years ago that an appearance from one Dr. Stephen Strange would not have been out-of-place!

The film doesn't hold up to too much scrutiny, in terms of logic (really, how many supernatural horror films do?), but the performances are almost uniformly excellent, which keeps me coming back to it.



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ROCKETEER (1991)

It still puts a lump in my throat at all the right moments, but its sadly not hard to see why it tanked. Ten minutes in, and every kid in the audience would be sound asleep.

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Yes, but Jennifer Connelly!
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ALIEN: RESURRECTION (1997)

A giant leap up from the third outing, but too many internal inconsistencies to allow it elevation to the best levels of the franchise.

Watchable, but not really memorable.

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Bob: "This is on my DVR waiting for a couple free hours of my time, Tim...glad
to hear positive stuff."

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It's so good I watched STAN & OLLIE two nights in a row, even though I am
behind in TV and movies! I hope you like it!


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Got in the mood for some Sergio Leone;

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964)

Followed by;

FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1965)

The sound of ricocheting bullets, the intense red of the blood, dusty hamlets, rich characters, ear piercing whistling, and those soundtracks. All builds the charm that seems to get better with age.


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ALIEN (1979)

Repeat viewings have muted the suspense and shock, but the technical aspects are still magnificent. All long before CGI.

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 PARABELLUM (2019)

The violence is practically operatic, but with just too many Bad Guy Bullets (hit everything but the good guy).

Loved the dogs.

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