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Brian Miller
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JOHN WICK 3 (2019)

The logical sequel to follow the last movie. Still a fun movie. Now I'm
ready for the next one.
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Star Trek (2009).

It is reasonably entertaining to watch, but my golly,
the plot coincidences are huge, and the disservice to
the characters impossible to ignore.

Coincidence number 1: Spock creates a rift in time
with his red matter. Nero goes through and arrives at
the exact time and place of the birth of Spock's best
friend.

Coincidence number 2: Kirk gets kicked off the
Enterprise by Spock to the nearest planet with a
Federation outpost. This is also the planet Nero has
chosen to maroon Spock on. Not a huge
coincidence this one, as the proximity relates to the
destruction of Vulcan. But Spock even being near
Kirk's landing spot on such a large planet seems
ridiculously unlikely. Furthermore, this also leads us
to...

Coincidence number 3: That same planet also happens to
have Mr Scott stuck there.

Then, of course, you also have the nonsense of all the
main characters starting out as cadets on the same
ship and in the span of the film's running time all
getting promoted to their more familiar positions. The
path to becoming a starship captain in this version of
Starfleet seems very quick!
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I'm someone who was initially fine with recasting the classic characters and revisiting the TOS timeline, and who was grudgingly entertained the first time I saw TREK '09 in the theaters... but about 2 or 3 subsequent viewings finally led me to admit that this film is hot garbage.

And the level of disrespect that Abrams and his writers showed towards the Original Series--before, during and after the 2009 movie--is really insulting.  I saw bits & pieces of the next 2 entries, and it was enough to solidify my opinion that this "Kelvin timeline" should be viewed as a minor TREK footnote, at best.

The classic NBC series, the animated Saturday morning show, and the 6 films are enough to keep me happy for the rest of my life!





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30th (!!!) anniversary of:

TREMORS (1990)

1.)  Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are fantastic and underrated as a screen team... I wish they'd done a couple more "buddy" films together, they both share a warm, humorous crackle that is a blast to watch.

2.)  All three of my kids love this film.

3.)  I saw this on opening weekend in the theaters, when I was only 17 and still a senior in high school... how the hell was that 30 years ago??????



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Shaun- TREMORS is about as fun as it gets if your in the mood for some lighthearted horror!

My son also loves it, I think it has truly become a multiple generational good time watch.
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CELLAR DWELLER (1988)

In the long list of eighties horror movies, there are some that are not so watchable. This one would be in the lower level of that.
About a student cartoonist whose drawings come true (something like that).
Yvonne De Carlo and one of the students from HEAD OF THE CLASS are in it.

There are some pretty cool Frank Brunner pages that they had him do as the students drawings.
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And the level of disrespect that Abrams and his writers showed towards the Original Series--before, during and after the 2009 movie--is really insulting. I saw bits & pieces of the next 2 entries, and it was enough to solidify my opinion that this "Kelvin timeline" should be viewed as a minor TREK footnote, at best.

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To civilians, anything called STAR TREK is STAR TREK. To far too many modern Trek “fans”, tho, one must dis TOS to be cooool. That’s the mentality Jar Jar brought to the table. A movie based on every urban legend that has grown around Kirk and company.

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BURN AFTER READING (2002)

Maybe the best of the Coen Bros. “nothing really happens” movies.

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3.) I saw this on opening weekend in the theaters, when I was only 17 and still a senior in high school... how the hell was that 30 years ago??????

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Time is a function of the expansion of the Universe, and as we now know, that expansion is accelerating. So. . . . . . .

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Not a movie, but as a lover of classic films I often wondered what Veronica
Lake was really like. Found this Dick Cavett interview from '71 where she is
48.

She does her best, through the obvious scars of hard-living, to express
things which prejudices at the time kept hidden.

She has a difficult time connecting with Cavett who seems uninterested in
the avenues she tries to expose about how young and exploited she felt in
her early career.

Interesting window on her character and times.
Veronica Lake
Interview


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Brian Rhodes
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Star Trek (2009).

It is reasonably entertaining to watch, but my golly,
the plot coincidences are huge...

Wasn't there a line or two that tried to half-explain that even with the change(s) in the timeline, fate was still bringing this crew together as they were "meant" to be? 

Wouldn't excuse the movie, though. While I did find it enjoyable, at first, it loses its sheen with subsequent viewings. This will not be a personal factor with INTO DARKNESS, as I found that to be a complete turd out of the gate and have vowed never to watch it again. I don't even remember the title of the third one, or much about the movie, at all. 

I share Shaun's opinion that this batch of Trek should be viewed as a mere footnote. 


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ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP (2019)

Not as clever as the first, but still fun. Did myself a disservice by watching the original again a few days ago. Quite a lurch to see everyone “suddenly” jump ten years.

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