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Shaun Barry
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"Train them!  Excite them!  Arm them!  ...Then turn them loose on the Nazis!"

THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967)

Now this type of machismo and gun violence is more my speed!  An irresistible '60s classic.

(And really, how great is the original movie poster?)






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A MONSTER CALLS (2016)

Yeah, this one got me. Hook, line, and sinker. Cried like a girlie-man more than once.  

Every now and then I see a movie (or hear a song, read a book, etc.) that makes me feel like someone reached into my heart and used every bit of fear, sadness, pain, and rage I have to craft their story.  

At one point, I turned and told my wife, "I probably should have watched this one alone" with tears running down both cheeks. We both had a good laugh once I noticed sh was crying, too. 

Can't recommend this one enough. 
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From the "Yeah, I Went There--Don't Judge Me" Dept.:

FANTASTIC 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (2007)

Full disclosure:  Skipped this in the theaters, and only bought the 2-disc "Power Cosmic Edition" (*groan*) a few years afterwards because a) it was about $5, and b) I knew there was a great featurette on the comic book origins of the Silver Surfer (with some fun interviews with Stan Lee, Jim Starlin, Steve Englehart, J.M. DeMatteis and Ron Marz).  But I never bothered with actually, you know, watching the film.

Until now.  I trudged through it, but yeah, it's all sorts of wrong from start to finish.  Maybe only marginally better than the 2005 effort, and probably more watchable that the 2015 abomination, but still a real kick in the nuts for any fan of just about any comic book era of the F.F.

(And still the only one who gives a halfway decent performance is Chris Evans.)





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The last half hour or so of RISE makes a pretty good FF movie -- if you squint. Mind you, they utterly wasted the Super Skrull, not that there's any chance of the actual character turning up.

They get a few brownie points for actually saying "Galactus", too, tho they lose more with that idiotic Telly Tubbie interpretation of the Surfer.

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From the "Yeah, I Went There--Don't Judge Me" Dept.:

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I have proudly avoided all three of the Fox FF movies. Getting Doom
wrong is a dealbreaker for me.
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I had to laugh - glancing at the Dirty Dozen poster above (and my eyes not being what they used to be) Clint Walker's first name connected the C and the L to spell the inappropriate word that letter combination can spell. I'd never seen it happen before!
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And still the only one who gives a halfway decent performance is Chris Evans.

It was his role in this (and its predecessor) that made me think Evans would be a bad choice for Captain America. He came off as such an arrogant, narcissistic flake. Turns out...ACTING!

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