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I'm watching Deadwood for my first time. It's good so far.

Timothy Oliphant from Justified stars, with Kim Dickens from Fear the Walking Dead. OC###, did you see this series?

JT, did you know that Elmore Leonard, (Justified) wrote Joe Kidd (Clint Eatwood)?
I haven't, Tycho, but it's no my list.

I knew about Joe Kidd, too. Underrated Eastwood movie.

Watched TLJ for the first time at home. I enjoyed it. Still think some of the deleted scenes should've been added in.

Watching Rogue One now.
 
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Bel-Cam Jos

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The Fred Rogers Won't You Be My Neighbor? documentary was indeed a multiple-tissue film. I learned quite a bit about him (he was a minister, his shows were more "adult" than I realized [Vietnam War, racial issues, etc.], his show was on for 32 years). This film used clips from Transformers, GI Joe, Ren & Stimpy, You Can't Do That On Television to show some of the concerns he had with changes in children's programming. I also was unaware that the school where Christa McAuliffe taught had a live-feed during the space shuttle launch. :( PBS asked him to do some shows after national tragedies, such as 9/11. And Batman is there! (his superhero name is used, and Michael Keaton used to work behind scenes on the show)
 

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Ant-Man and The Wasp, it was broader in scope than the original film without sacrificing the delightfulness. That said, it did spread itself just a tiny bit thinner by having more going on, but still enjoyable and a fun time, plenty more to digest while still keeping it a local story. I'll probably go back and see it in 3D on discount day.

Ant-Man was 2015, the 12th MCU film. This is the 20th.
 
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Bel-Cam Jos

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Ant-Man and The Wasp, it was broader in scope than the original film without sacrificing the delightfulness. That said, it did spread itself just a tiny bit thinner by having more going on, but still enjoyable and a fun time, plenty more to digest while still keeping it a local story. I'll probably go back and see it in 3D on discount day.

Ant-Man was 2015, the 12th MCU film. This is the 20th.
In theaters, I think this is only the 7th MCU I've seen (plus Hulk, Iron Men 1 & 2, Avengers 1 & 3, Panther). I usually can hold in my laughter in the public arena, but I LOL'd several times (the maze, the engine sound effects, and the serum were the LOL-iest). I like MacGuffin films, and this had a couple, in fact. The wait-after-credits extras: :eek: WOW-worthy, even if I should've known about 'em. There are quite a few actors/actresses who've been 2+ different comic movie characters now.
 

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The 5th Sharknado, "Global Swarming," was on tonight. I recorded it, and watched it about an hour after it started. Even for this franchise, it was SO confusing. The ending is both inane and actually pretty decent, considering how they went with this one. Tara Reid used to be a fairly-decent actress in the past, but she was awful, and not campy, tongue-in-cheek awful.
Apparently, the 6th and final movie in the series will air on Sunday Aug. 19th. Title? The Last Sharknado: It's About Time. I will probably still check it out.
 

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I can see why some reviews of Christopher Robin weren't great (it's predictable and a tad sappy), but I still liked it. Obi-Wan grows up, marries Agent Carter, and works for Sio Bibble's luggage company. Being overworked, he rediscovers his childhood toys (some voiced by Ed the Hyena, Raymond's brother and the 12th Doctor). It's funny, tear-jerking at times, and the CGI animals are great visually and as characters in the film itself.
 

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I've been watching all my World War II Pacific Theater movies. Midway is a classic favorite. Then PT 109 and The Thin Red Line. I love windtalkers. It is one I can watch over and over again. I'm currently watching letters from Iwo Jima. I think I will start watching more foreign war films with subtitles hi. There are some acclaimed Korean War ones which I will get into shortly.
 

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I had hoped to see this [Bohemian Rhapsody] during the Thanksgiving break, but some unforeseen health issues (does anyone foresee them?) changed that; I hope to see it before it leaves theaters.
I did end up catching it last week (on a $5 Tuesday special). Usually, when others who've seen a movie give their impressions, they aren't always what I experience. Not so this time; all were spot-on: the music scenes were amazing (concerts, song development, recording), the story took some liberties (but just to foster a narrative, not really with wrong info.). It was good.
 

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The sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, isn't really a "kids" movie, but I enjoyed it. Very similar to Christopher Robin, in that it's a kids-grow-up-and-have-adult-issues-now story. The chorography and animation-with-live-action scenes were excellent. Did not need to see it in Dolby (only did so because that was the time I was there and that was the only theater showing it then).
 

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Two movies with Beyoncé singing in them: DVR'd Doctor Strange and in-the-theater The Lion King. TLK was pretty good: I can see why some felt it was only okay, but I disagree with those who felt it was terrible or an insult to the animated original. p.s. In the credits, for a Drum Circle (I think that was the title) credit, one of the performers was Sheila E.

For the MCU films (* = saw entirety, + = saw portion, % = not yet seen) and me...
Iron Man *
Iron Man 2 *
Iron Man 3 +
Incredible Hulk *
Avengers *
Avengers: Ultron +
Avengers: Infin. War *
Avengers: Endgame *
Thor +
Thor: Dark World +
Thor: Ragnarok %
Capt. America: First +
Capt. America: Wint. Sold. +
Capt. America: Civil War *
Black Panther *
Ant-Man +
Ant-Man & Wasp *
Guardians Galaxy *
Guardians Galaxy 2 *
Doctor Strange *
Spider-Man: Homecoming *
Spider-Man: Far Home *
Captain Marvel %

[edit] Cable showing "old" movies let me catch up on 2 of these: GotG2 and CA:CW. Both were very good, and I laughed much more than I expected for the former.
 
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In honor of Rutger Hauer, I watched Blade Runner, the final version (no voice over, no happy ending). Then I watched the 3 1/2 hours BR documentary. Believe it or not it was fascinating. Lot of the deleted scenes/unseen footage was worked into the doc. I recommend it.

I intend to go back and watch either the '82 or the '92 version of BR next.
 

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Rambo: Last Blood. My buddy and I went to the Thursday night preview. There were about 20 - 30 people in attendance for the 7 p.m. show. We enjoyed it.

I mean this in a nice way: R: LB is a generic storyline based on a very real issue. Any actor could've played the male lead, but it's Stallone and Rambo. It was slow to build (on purpose, ,maybe?) but the last 30 minutes really kicked it into high gear. Not the typical Rambo movie but still good.

Into the Night (1985). Boy, do I enjoy this overlooked little gem from the 80s. I was looking for another movie on my shelf when I spotted ITN. Great, just great.
 

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This is the last week of Ken Burns' "Country Music" documentary (4 2-hour episodes last week, 4 more this week, for a 16-hour total). I have enjoyed it mostly, very informative, although the first 3 episodes were the best ones, IMHO. It supposedly ends in the mid-1990s with episode 8.
 

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Risky Business - I hadn't seen this in a long time, for a writer/director with so little experience, he crafts a well-told and compelling story, albeit a very '80s "out there" kind of story.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - what a piece of junk! After avoiding this like the plague for 16 years, I finally acquiesced and was rewarded with some of the most mediocre cinematic storytelling that $167 million can buy. This undoes everything good about Terminator 2 while adding nothing of value, not even properly building up the character of John Connor only to have the twist hit him hard (this is paid lip-service and then dropped). There's no real story, it's just a boring chase film and I get to the last twenty minutes only to realize NOTHING felt like it happened at all, totally hollow. It's poorly cast with Nick Stahl as John in dreamy guyliner totally missing the weight of the character and Claire Danes as the love interest who gets over the deaths of her loved ones in a single scene multiple times, but I'll chalk that up to an inexperienced director totally incapable of making this film work. I can't chalk up Kristanna Loken's performance to that, though as she's just the definition of being "there." And it ends on a sequel bait that no one wanted any part of, so they had to get yet another actor and director for that mess (and again with the sequel to THAT).

T3 is yet another franchise-extender proving the franchise should have ended at 2 films, like Alien, Predator, The Godfather, X-Men, Jaws, Batman every time. If you can't find the visionaries that need to tell a story, don't just keep going to make money.
 

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An in-the-theater movie, Judy, that used up my last free movie ticket. Not sure if it was what I expected (I did know it focused on the later part of her life, but I didn't know it was almost exclusively her London shows), Renee Z. does deserve an Oscar nod for this, and it's sure not a feel-good-movie-of-the-year but still well done.