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Brian Floyd
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Robocop is the first Rated R movie I ever saw in a theater. I was 16, and my father took me.
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50th Anniversary Sequel Alert:

BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970)

If the original had fantastic elements that were presented in as grounded or believable a way as possible, then this follow-up delves right into pure fantasy within the first 15 min.

Fun for what it is, but jarring if you watch it back-to-back with Part 1.  And it certainly gets my vote for one of the most depressing endings I ever saw, back when I caught this during a POTA marathon on cable, in the mid-'80s!



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BtPotA sets the pattern for all the erase-the-original-to-make-a-sequel sequels that followed. Right from the first new footage!
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THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (2019)

Argh!! I thought it was a racing movie. Instead, its another dead dog. %#$& thing totally wrecked me!!

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THE APARTMENT (1960)

My eldest daughter absolutely adores SOME LIKE IT HOT, so I figured I was due to show her Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon's next collaboration (plus, it hits 60 years next month)... 

Good performances and excellent black & white widescreen photography, but not really the madcap comedy one would have expected at the time.  More of a straight drama with light moments, and understandably a bit dark & heavy when dealing with issues of suicide.

Ultimately a pleasant watch, with a couple chuckles, but not quite as enjoyable as I was hoping.  But my daughter was glad we watched it, she loves Jack Lemmon!





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The top spot for my favorite film fluctuates, but THE APARTMENT is probably
the reigning champ. The first hour is Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond's best comedy
work - not as broad as SOME LIKE IT HOT, but it's like poetry to me. Most
movies who set up a comedic premise like this take it all the way to the end,
sustaining the comedy and tone. But the exciting thing about THE
APARTMENT is it takes its characters seriously and gives them a much more
dramatic second half. It's half brilliant comedy, half keen insight into how the
corporate machine encourages some of the worst behavior. The film's perfect
balance is extraordinary.

I think most people agree with you, Shaun - SOME LIKE IT HOT is the one
everyone knows and loves. But THE APARTMENT is my near and dear in my
book!


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