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Christopher Frost
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Shaun, check out Doctor Sleep if you haven't already. It manages to provide a pretty solid follow up to The Shining (both the book and the movie).
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Maybe someday, on cable, Christopher.  Nothing about it appealed to me, and the clips I've seen did not impress me.  Other than aping shots from the Kubrick film.
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The 1969 version of TRUE GRIT—or half of it, anyway, before my 3:30 morning caught up with me!
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I watched JAWS for the 406th time last night. It
occurred to me that if it were released in 2020 it would
be panned as a heavy-handed critique of the handling of
the coronavirus pandemic. It's really uncanny in that
regard!
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I have seen a few memes comparing Trump to the mayor. 
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The mayor was not actually evil.
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Joe Hollon
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Yeah, I've seen the memes too and I thought they were
funny and kind of accurate. Watching the movie though
it's just astonishingly beat for beat with what we've
been going through the last couple month.

The shark is obviously Obama.

(That's sarcasm just in case it's not obvious)
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KNIVES OUT (2019) - Late to the party on this, but I loved it! Wonderful rapid-
fire whodunnit.

My friend couldn't get into it because of Daniel Craig's bad southern accent.
But she is from the south and would know. I was fine with it - I imagine people
in England can't stand when we American's do our bad Dick Van Dyke caliber
British accents, so this could be sweet revenge.



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Really enjoyed Knives Out, especially the performance of Ana de Armas.

Regarding Jaws  -- the same thing occurred to me today as I was doing the gardening and a news story popped on to my phone that they were re-opening the beaches here, and I immediately thought about Brody and Hooper arguing with the mayor.
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DAVE (1993) Somebody once made a movie about an unprepared entertainer corruptly thrust into the presidency, who is inspired by a Hillary Clinton figure to idealistically overthrow the criminals who elevated him and manipulated the country, and build homeless shelters and pass a jobs bill. Casting the gentle, Christ-like Ben Kingsley as the 45th President of the United States was an especially cruel punchline.
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FACE/OFF (1997) This has my vote for 1997's best and most entertaining film. It never fails to entertain.
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Action double-feature night:

ROBOCOP (1987)
Arguably a perfect '80s action flick... lean & mean, doesn't overstay its welcome, immensely satisfying.  (And for the first time, I noticed an issue of JB's ALPHA FLIGHT in the racks, during the scene in the convenience store!)*

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2 (2000)
First time watching all the way through since it hit theaters 20 years ago (*heavy sigh*)... easily the most ridiculous entry in the series.  Unfortunately, a lot of that is on John Woo's shoulders... I don't find this a well-directed or edited movie at all, loaded with too many poor CGI effects, and unintentionally hilarious about every 5 minutes.


*(EDIT:  My mistake... at first glance, looked like the cover from an earlier JB issue, but most likely a later issue after he left the series.  But that logo was unmistakable!)






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