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The Dragon Painter (1919) US made Japanese love story. Interesting


Two Seconds (1932) Flashback as approaching the electric chair. Just ok


Tiger Shark (1932) Good seafaring love story


The Lucky Texan (1934) John Wayne B westerns. Surprising most are set closer or past turn of the century. BTW, I have seen 91 John Wayne movies
The Trail Beyond (1934)
Blue Steel (1934)
Paradise Canyon (1935)
The Dawn Rider (1935)

The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934) Interesting history before her reign

Intermezzo (1936) Ok midlife crisis love story,


Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Chinese American's against the gangs


Comrade X (1940) Journalists in Russia during WWII. Ok film, interesting historically


This Is the Army (1943) Pro-war Rah rah musical


I bambini ci guardano (The Children Are Watching Us) (1944) Good look at the effects of parents fighting on the kids


The Seventh Veil (1945) Mediocre love story with an unsatisfying ending disguised as a psychological expose'


Fallen Angel (1945) Good con film


Fear in the Night (1947) Dream of murder, did he or didn't he. Not bad


The Man I Love (1947) Ok, noir love story


Tokyo Joe (1949) Bit odd as GI returns to Japan. Early film to be filmed in Japan


The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)Just to watch Thelma Ritter


The Hoodlum (1951)Following the downfall of a sociopath


Another Man's Poison (1951) Twisty murder mystery


My Six Convicts (1952) Unbelievable look at analyzing inmates


The Silver Whip (1953) solid western


Désirée (1954)Napoleon's first love. Just ok


Killer's Kiss (1955) Very early Kubrick. Some fascinating stuff


The Pride and the Passion (1957) Terribly cast period piece


Sapphire (1959) Early racially charged murder mystery


The Crimson Kimono (1959) solid noir


Murder, Inc. (1960) Great when Peter Falk was on, then routine


The League of Gentlemen (1960) British caper film


All Night Long (1962)Modern Othello, through a Jazz band. Well done


The Wild Angels (1966)Peter Fonda and a motorcycle


The White Bus (1967) Odd British artistic film view on society


Westerplatte (1967) Polish made, Good, realistic view of the first battle of WWII


The Grandmother (1970)Surrealistic artistic Lynch short


Tomorrow (1972) Love Robert Duval films, this is all him


Across 110th Street (1972) Blaxploitation with a bit more depth, but overdone


Deranged (1974) Look at serial killer Ed Grien. 4


The Hindenburg (1975)Over blown


The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975) Great cast, good made for TV version. Felt condensed


Squirm (1976) Attack of flesh eating worms


The Medusa Touch (1978) Telekinesis and a mean streak don't mix


Motel Hell (1980) Fun with Cannibals


From Beyond (1986) weird, sexual Lovecraft adaptation


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)Tries to be too funny


Bat*21 (1988)Based on fact rescue mission, could build the tension better


Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)these don't get better


Marked for Death (1990)Segal doing what he do


Species (1995) Great cast, why did they do this?


Tales from the Hood (1995) Urban Tales From The Crypt. Not bad, hated the ending


Ging chaat goo si 4: Gaan dan yam mo (First Strike) (1996)Jackie Chan Police Stiry 4. Doesn't have the over the top jokes that annoy me


Escape from L.A. (1996) Not different enough from NY


The Jackal (1997) Poor remake


The Apostle (1997) Duval again steals the show


Quest for Camelot (1998)Just an ok animation.


Vizontele (2001) Turkish village gets a TV. Pretty funny


Windtalkers (2002) Fascinating story, ruined by a truly awful war movie


Sweet Home Alabama (2002) meh, returning to roots love story


Blade: Trinity (2004) Hated the plot and too many characters being either funny or completely humorless


Garfield (2004) Pretty terrible


Just Like Heaven (2005)Actually a very nice fantasy romance.


Hokkabaz (The Magician) (2006) Turkish road film. Entertaining


The Bank Job (2008) Decent caper movie

b]Faster (2010)[/b] The Rock is in a bad move. A bit off


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the... (2010) It was an ok kids adventure. I haven't seen the prior one though


Killer Elite (2011) Strathan kills people
The Mechanic (2011)


Zookeeper (2011) wow, bad.


Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) Closer to the book than Center Of The earth, but still annoying


Mommy (2014) French Canadian film dealing with a single mother and her troubles, violent son - Excellent


El apóstata (The Apostate) (2015) Spanish comedy about a man trying to quit the church. Not Funny in any language


The Driftless Area (2015) way too talky and not interesting between action


Midnight Special (2016) Well done sci-fi road film


Thoroughbreds (2017) Fairly interesting, but teenagers just not acting like teenagers


Searching (2018) Totally through the computer a well done missing person story. Better than others I have seen trying this
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As Good As It Gets — Netflix — This movie didn’t age well. Jack Nicholson plays a New Yorker who is carefully adhering to a stay at home policy, adept at social distancing, careful not to touch taxi door handles with his bare hands, and has the brilliant idea to bring his own sanitary utensils with him to a diner. Helen Hunt plays a nasty lady who takes her son out into the city street coughing without a mask, and wipes her son’s phlegm off of her date’s hand with a damp rag....no disinfectant. This nasty lady corrupts Jack and gets him to relax his diligence, which is especially bad considering he is so very much older than her.
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Shoes (1916)) Anti-poverty film about a woman who sells her body just to get badly needed shoes


HE Who Gets Slapped (1924) Betrayed and disgraced scientist, makes his life constant disgrace


Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)) Busby Berkley


Quality Street (1937)) ok romance, a bit stilted in the language


The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938))Dr is so intrigued in what makes a criminal tick, he becomes one


Old Acquaintance (1943)) Bette Davis as the good one in a decades old rivaly


Saratoga Trunk (1945)) So terribly miscast and just bad flow


The Flame and the Arrow (1950)) Very good acrobatic swashbuckling


The Night Holds Terror (1955)) Escaped cons take over a suburban home. Has been done better.


Flower Drum Song (1961)) Interesting musical looking at 1960s Chinese relationships between old world and modern Americans


Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu (Samurai Rebellion) (1967)) Good, understated Samurai film


A World Apart (1988)) Apartheid through the eyes of a 13 yo white girl, whose parent fought for the Blacks


Flawless (1999)) Interesting character study of a conservative man (DeNiro) getting help after a stroke from Transsexual (PS Hoffman). Could have been better if tighter and downplaying the ripping off the mob backstory


Mr. Deeds (2002)) Story of a small time innocent dealing with NYC business after inheritance. Adam Sandler is as far from the role as possible and Wynona Ryder was just awful


Charlie Bartlett (2007)) Very good look as HS kid trying to be popular


I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)) Just bad, Akroyd had the best moments


Copie conforme (Certified Copy) (2010)) Before Sunrise with a more mature couple and a bizarre turn, that I think you have to go with and not question


Fright Night (2011)) Not that funny or scary


Just Go with It (2011)) Could have been decent if cut 1/2 hour of stupid jokes that had nothing to do with the plot


Grown Ups 2 (2013)) I believe I like the first one. This was just awful


Wonder (2017)) Mask, the early years. This was well done. I liked the various viewpoints, particularly the over looked sister. But just too optimistic. Middle school sucks even if normal
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Patience, you splurge for some sort of Adam Sandler channel lately?
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Patience, you splurge for some sort of Adam Sandler channel lately?
wondering if anyone would notice.

I pick a lot of my movies for a reason and I noticed Sandler movies were all over the top box office lists. So I did a DVR search for Sandler and picked off the ones that were on the lists. Because matching my lists with movies is actually quite difficult, so if I can dig a vein I go for it. Shocking how many were on TV/Cable in basically a 1-2 week period. There were even more on TV that weren't on my lists, I gladly skipped those.
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Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930) Early German talkie, Not as Epic as All Quiet, but interesting


Blackmail (1939) Good noir, sort of a Les Mis as escaped convict rebuilds life


Captain Caution (1940) Lackluster overly romantic swashbuckler


Reunion in France (1942) Well acted, but could have been better


Ningen no jôken (The Human Condition I: No Greater Love) (1959) First of a trilogy or one third of a 9 1/2 hour movie. Either way pretty amazing, raw and honest. This is like the US making a movie about the interment camps. Netflix disk, so the whole thing will take time


The Singing Nun (1966) Partial biopic on one hit wonder nun. She said it was fantasy and showing the rest of her life might have been a great drama


Mad Monster Party? (1967)I did I not know (remember this)? Stop gap animation with little plot, but enjoyable.


Night of the Creeps (1986) Decent campy comedy horror.


Stuart Little 2 (2002) I remember liking the first one. This was too saccharin


He's Just Not That Into You (2009) Parts of this were excellent, but needed to be tighter.


Valentine's Day (2010) Too many characters to care about any of them,


Sex and the City 2 (2010) whatever


Hop (2011) seen worst should be decent for kids


Jupiter Ascending (2015) didn't work fr me. Kunis was not the right choice


Dangal (2016) Excellent for Bollywood. No mugging for the camera, no bad jokes, sings fit with wrestling training. The fight choreography was excellent. Huge demerits for over-dramatizing the ending (this was based on a true story). and focusing too much om the father and ignoring the younger sister's accomplishments

I watched the first part of this series 6-7 months ago. Have 42 coming on disk as I could not find it online. The project is more interesting than the result, but essentially interviews with the same 14 people every seven years.
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