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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 27 January 2019 at 4:28pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING

Wonderful little film, my son and I were both pleasantly surprised and loved it.  Lots of fun, with a succinct, strong message that could (or should) be powerful for kids and adults alike.  Most of the young actors are solidly competent, but Angus Imrie is the break-out scene-stealing star of the film, as the young Merlin--he's got a potentially HUGE career ahead of him!

Any fans of the King Arthur legend (or even the 1981 film EXCALIBUR) should get more than a few goosebumps from certain scenes.  Just a grand, fun time.  (I'll be curious if JB stumbles upon this one via OnDemand later this year or next, I'm hoping he'll be pleasantly surprised, too!)



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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

I was very impressed by this film. All the footage is at least 100 years old, and the restoration of it is nothing sort of incredible. The narration of it is taken from old interviews with the actual veterans. 

The first fifteen minutes or so of the film is the grainy footage and narration. When they segue to color, they also recreate the sounds of the battlefield, and that is where things really come alive. If a soldier was speaking, they used lip readers to determine what he was saying. Next, they determined what part of the UK the soldier was from by his regiment uniform and hired voice actors with the accent of that local.

I know all this because as an extra bonus, there was a thirty minute documentary after the film about the restoration process.
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Posted: 24 March 2019 at 8:52am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

US

This one didn't work for me nearly as well as Peele's "Get Out."  I think he knows what scares us but I don't think he's quite learned how to scare us yet.  "Us" really feels more like something that would be a good episode of "Twilight Zone," as a feature movie, they tried to explain too much and as it got weirder and bigger, it didn't get scarier.  
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THE RUSSIAN FIVE

Documentary about the bringing together of 5 Russian hockey players to the Detroit Red Wings. I was surprised on how much I didn't know about these clandestine efforts.
Not a dry eye in the packed theater at the end.
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This one didn't work for me nearly as well as Peele's "Get Out."  I think he knows what scares us but I don't think he's quite learned how to scare us yet.  

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Experiences aren't universal, I know, but I've been a lover of scary movies for pretty much all my life, and I've never seen one with an audience that screamed and otherwise viscerally reacted as much as the audience for "Us" did, yelling "No!" and so on.
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Posted: 27 May 2019 at 10:01am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

BOOKSMART- Trailer looked funny and the billing as a
"female SUPERBAD" sold a ticket to me.
Entertaining...didn't like it as much as SUPERBAD.
Probably wouldn't watch it again but not upset about
paying to see it.
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Phil Kreisel
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My wife and I went to see Rocketman on Tuesday.  I enjoyed it, though I'm not likely to seek out a second viewing of it.  Music is, of course, fantastic!
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 06 June 2019 at 10:32am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Were tentatively going to see it this weekend
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Shaun Barry
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Might take my mother and sister to see ROCKETMAN.  Could be fun.








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Joe Hollon
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I saw GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS a couple weeks ago.
Liked it quite a bit. Very cool seeing the classic
monster enemies of Big G on the big screen with modern
special effects bringing them to life. After credit
scene worth sticking around for but not what I
expected...
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Last night I drove to the Wexner in Columbus for a one
time showing of ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY
BY MARTIN SCORSESE. Wow. Blown away. Fantastic
documentary of the somewhat legendary Rolling Thunder
Revue tour of 1975. I've never seen Dylan so candid and
comfortable on camera. Great music, highly recommended.
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ROCKETMAN. It was not as I thought it would be. At all. Which sucked, as I was really looking forward to it. 
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