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« #1140 : March 30, 2023, 12:19:45 AM »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) One of the best Marvel, at least visually. The story is another variation on Forbidden Planet but with a big dose of humor thanx to the raccoon and the tree. 8\10




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« #1141 : March 30, 2023, 09:32:46 AM »

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) Block says in the extra of the dvd that Neeson is his ideal Scudder. Well, as to playing an ex-alcoholic I'd say he looks the part much more now (see how in a recent interview on the NI situation he mumbles his answers) than a decade ago. Anyway, the movie is very good until the finale which is a little patched up to the rest of the movie. But that is because the serial killer plot combines badly with the PI genre. 7/10


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« #1142 : March 31, 2023, 12:07:39 AM »

Roberta (1935) The Astaire-Rogers numbers are all very good, but the movie drags with the  love story Dunne-Scott and no comedy relief. Dunne sings well two classics but in operetta style, so this is a ffwd button movie.


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« #1143 : April 04, 2023, 12:30:05 PM »

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Good, as usual, special effects, especially the fight IM vs Hulk. But 135' are just too many and the robot villain just doesn't make an interesting character. 6/10


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« #1144 : April 17, 2023, 02:46:01 PM »

Enemy of the State (1998) The story is very unoriginal but the chase scenes of this thriller (with an homage to Coppola's Conversation via Hackman ) are very good. It could have been 8/10 with a not-so-stupid finale, so it's 7/10


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« #1145 : April 25, 2023, 06:17:36 PM »

Fantomas (1964) I liked this trilogy of comedy-thrillers for the comic presence of De Funes and the good rhythm of the narration. Actually the action scenes involving the cars are first rate for the times. Good jazzy score and Demongeot is eye-candy. 7/10

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« #1146 : April 30, 2023, 04:03:33 PM »

Fantomas se decha?ne (1965) I saw this at the cinema when I was kid and I remembered is as quite better than it actually is. Unfortunately it is too much centered  on the farce instead of mixing comedy and thriller as in the first. Only funny moments are De Funes goofiness with the fake overcoat and the flipping eye-patch. Remarkable though is the original use of gadgets which were later copied by the 007 franchise: the shooting sigar  (there a cigarette) in YOLT and the flying car in MWGG. Also the no-parachute jump from the airplane picked up in Moonraker.  5/10


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« #1147 : May 01, 2023, 09:38:20 AM »

Fantomas contre Scotland Yard (1967) This one goes back to a better balance thriller-comedy but the comical side is bland. Still it good time-wastier with the fox-hunt scene with tricks idea picked up later in 007 A Vew to a Kill. 6/10


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« #1148 : May 06, 2023, 01:17:57 AM »

Mission: Impossible. Fallout  (2018) Overlong, as is usual nowadays. And "impossible" to follow the plot, unless you want to pay attention: which is not why you watch time-wasters like this. But the Paris scene and the choppers chase and the final fight make this one a must for the fans of the series and of action movies. 7/10

Rewatched it but on a bigger screen and I have to raise the rating to 8-9/10. The problem of the overlong it reduces itself once passed the introductory "impossible to follow" (at least for me) explanation about what the plot is gonna be about. But really, this is spectacular.


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« #1149 : May 12, 2023, 04:49:17 AM »

RED (2010) The main fault lies in the doubt the film-makers nurtured about whether to keep the story on a serious level or allowing it to fall into comedy (or, worse, farce). Not that it was particularly original (old pros vs. new ones) but the cast and some of the scenes deserved more consistency. 6-7/10


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« #1150 : May 13, 2023, 12:00:22 AM »

Conan the Destroyer (1984) Not much worse than the original. At IMDB the criticism is about the comedy in the plot. There wasn't much (actually (and effective) only the gag of  drunk Schwarzenegger hitting Chamberlain) and it isn't true that some comic aspects are absent from the Howard's tales. So the problem is the special effects, notably the monster in the mirror hall. Sure, it looks ridiculous but the idea of the mirrors giving it strenght is good: I prefer a good idea poorly made than a bad idea well made. Actually the only mistake I found is the little screen time given to Sarah Douglas, a perfect incarnation of the evil Queen of Disney's Snow White: very attractive. 7/10     


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« #1151 : May 16, 2023, 11:58:18 PM »

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) This is based on a true event and it could have been good at 80'. unfortunately they bloated it at almost 140' and so the temptation arises constantly to turn off. Ford playing the as...le commande is miscast as can be and Neeson, werll, I kept wondering whether in a submarine where available space is restricted a man of that size is allowed in. 5-6/10


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« #1152 : May 17, 2023, 09:49:53 AM »

Out for Justice (1991) First Seagal miss after three hits. Reason is they tried to flesh out his character giving him more lines and a background instead of letting him simply  fight the villain (a great Forsythe). The mafiosi are all Hollywood style: as credible as the sicilian accent Seagal tries to muster when talking with them. But a good scene: Seagal in the pool hall. 5-6/10


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« #1153 : May 17, 2023, 10:52:50 AM »

The Mechanic (2011) Another Statham hit (yuk). Of course, he's no Bronson but this remake is all action packed,  fast moving, no time left for superficial bogus character analysys: running lenght 82' (!). 8-9/10


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« #1154 : May 19, 2023, 07:11:56 AM »

Meet the Spartans (2008)  2/10


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