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Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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|80 T9||What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - Jun 27, 2017
"*SPOILERS* A bit old-fashioned, and the slow pacing dulled some of the thrills, but there were some undeniably delicious moments. The best was the final twist. I can't think of another film where the hero we've rooted for all film long turns out to be the villain! That's wonderful! It's definitely Hitchcockian, but he would have made this taut and timeless. Still worth a watch. Also, would Stephen King have created "Misery" without this? Not a chance! A day later I find myself mildly obsessed!"
|40 T5||Say Anything... (1989) - Jun 26, 2017
"I didn't get much out of this. To me it was just a couple of bumbling teens. It wasn't very funny. It wasn't very romantic. I mostly wanted to see it just for that iconic scene, and it didn't seem very dramatic. I mean, it wasn't the final scene, she didn't run out of the house and into his arms or anything while the antagonist father hollered to try and stop the inevitable. It just came and went, and if I didn't know it was so iconic, it wouldn't have made any impression on me anyway."
|60 T7||Places in the Heart (1984) - Jun 19, 2017
"Answers the question "What if Scarlett O'Hara were written as a likeable character?" The result is a typical old-fashioned film that is probably your grandma's favourite 80's drama. The good guys are good, the bad guys are bad and "they all lived happily ever after" is inevitable. It's still pretty enjoyable but could have used some post-modern bite or edge."
|60 T7||Dial M for Murder (1954) - Jun 12, 2017
"Fun little intricate mystery, interestingly told by the perpetrator's point-of-view so we're in on it from minute one. Like "Witness for the Prosecution", it's based on a stage play, and is a very old fashioned sort of "Oh dear, there's a dead body in our rose garden, how ever did it get here?" kind of thing, like an old-fashioned Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes story. Still enjoyable, but I think I'd rather see a gritty hard-boiled noir."
|40 T5||Wonder Woman (2017) - Jun 02, 2017
"I was rooting for it, hoping to enjoy it, but in the end it just didn't do it for me. It felt a lot like a Captain America movie, what with the mostly serious tone and WWI setting. The action was fine, acting was fine, it just didn't excite me. It went from origin story, to fish-out-of-water comedy, and then dropped attempting at fun and switched to only endless battling. It felt overlong. I saw "Suicide Squad" recently and didn't find this any better."
|40 T5||Suicide Squad (2016) - May 31, 2017
"Should be called: "The Deadshot and Harley Quinn Squad" The first 80% of the movie seemed more like an extended music video, shoe-horning in popular songs back-to-back-to-back...apeing "Guardians" much? Will Smith didn't seem like an assassin as much as your friendly next-door mailman. Joker was wasted. The rest of the squad was very forgettable. The whole film seemed to be screaming "Look at me! We're so much more gritty and adult-oriented than Marvel!""
|20 T2||Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - May 30, 2017
"Halfway through I muttered to myself: "I hate this movie...I hate this movie." And I spent the rest of the running time intermittently cursing at my television. It's a 3 hour joyless, passionless, slog. The dubbing is distracting. The score is the worst, most overbearing I've ever heard (and I thought "Eyes Wide Shut" was bad!) Every character is a non-human caricature of casual cool. They might as well end every line by looking into the camera and saying "Hashtag #AloofAF". But Claudia is hot."
|20 T2||The Wizard of Lies (2017) - May 27, 2017
"Not sure which was worse: De Niro sleepwalking through his role, or Pfeiffer's ridiculous "New Yaawwk" accent attempt. "Madoff", the earlier, I think 2-part miniseries with Richard Dreyfuss in the lead was much better. If you don't know what a Ponzi scheme is, after watching this you still may not know. Shoddy."
|40 T5||Alien: Covenant (2017) - May 18, 2017
"Long-time Alien franchise fan. Unlike many, I liked Prometheus. This was okay, but I haven't seen Prometheus since it came out and I was left a bit confused as to how it all fits into the timeline and the intricacies of the plot, as Ridley Scott assumes you've memorized Prometheus going in. Also there is a twist that I saw coming miles and miles ahead which was more distracting than anything. Walking out of the theatre I enjoyed it. But just a few hours later...it was kind of forgettable."
|80 T9||The Handmaid's Tale (2017) - May 09, 2017
"The first two episodes...I was underwhelmed. But that THIRD episode was incredible! I think why it did it for me was because it helped link the future dystopia to the present day, and that allowed me to relate more with the dark future it presented. It's the best episode of anything I've seen so far this year and I can't wait for the next episode!"