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Wolf Children. directed by
Mamoru Hosoda
Lovely animated fantasy about the trials of raising two children who are wolf changelings.
Bumped into it while browsing lists of best fantasy movies. Miz pogo's comment after it ended was, "Now there's a movie."
And she went on to list half a dozen things that made a movie stand out. One was "beauty" which is where she put this one.
 

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The Witch (2016) for the fourth time, I think. Rewatched it ahead of The Northman. It's creepier than I remembered, and I also noticed some things I haven't before. Rewatching good movies is important!
 

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THE ENFORCER 1976 - The main deficiency in this film is the weakness of the revolutionary group members. They are anonymous and don't make for a memorable threat. They also get sidelined for a while to focus on the buddy cop situation. I think the lead should have been portrayed by someone more menacing like Richard Lynch.

Harry Callahan: Hypothetical situation, huh? All right, I'm standing on the street corner, and Mrs. Grey there comes up and propositions me. She says if I come home with her, for $5 she'll put on an exhibition with a Shetland pony...

Mrs. Grey: If this is your idea of humor, Inspector...

Harry Callahan: I'm just trying to find out if anybody in this room knows what the hell law is being broken, besides cruelty to animals.
 

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Harry Callahan: Hypothetical situation, huh? All right, I'm standing on the street corner, and Mrs. Grey there comes up and propositions me. She says if I come home with her, for $5 she'll put on an exhibition with a Shetland pony...

Mrs. Grey: If this is your idea of humor, Inspector...

Reminded me of one of Shel Silverstein's more memorable lyrics:

I swear she's gonna win an Academy Award
I saw Polly in a porny with a pony and the pony seemed a little bored

From 'Polly in a Porny'
 

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The Seventh Veil (1945).
An interesting tale of a psychiatrist removing the veils (hence the title) from the mind of a gifted but troubled young pianist. Starring James Mason, Herbert Lom and Ann Todd.
Quite a hit in its day and still worth watching now.
 

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Deja Vu (2006)
A time travel paradox detective story. In the end they mess up on viable paradox logic to get a Hollywood ending
I'll give it only 8 monkeys.
 

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THE BATMAN (2022) COMCAST has a deal in which subscribers can press the button, say "watchathon" & view this as well as several other films, through 05/09.

I had heard a rather dismal opinion about this film, & given that it is dark and pouring rain the whole time, I can see why. That, & the fact that it runs nearly 3 hours; & as usual, in recent films, there is always some content after the credits end.

At least I could fast-forward through the 10 + minutes of credits!

Anyway, given that I watched it at home, & could pause, etc., when nature called, etc., I did enjoy it.



I have not been to the movie theater since I saw a movie that was B&W & red (for blood). The popcorn is either dry, bland, or gooey, too little or too much salt, most of which is at the bottom. There was a time when they would put in a scoop of popcorn, add butter (or whatever passed for 'butter') add salt, more popcorn, etc. The last time I had movie theater popcorn, the salt was on a counter on the other side of the lobby, was tied to a string, & they obviously wanted to get customers away so as to serve the next customers, etc. :devilish:
 

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The popcorn is either dry, bland, or gooey, too little or too much salt, most of which is at the bottom. There was a time when they would put in a scoop of popcorn, add butter (or whatever passed for 'butter') add salt, more popcorn, etc. The last time I had movie theater popcorn, the salt was on a counter on the other side of the lobby, was tied to a string, & they obviously wanted to get customers away so as to serve the next customers, etc. :devilish:
That's sad and funny
 

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Les femmes de l'ombre Literally 'The Shadow Women' but released as Women Agents in the anglophone world. WW2. Female Special Operations Executive agent in occupied France have to extricate a British geologist from a German hospital before the Germans: A: Find out he's British and B: Figure out that he was probably taking samples of beach sand in preparation for the Allied Invasion which they were expecting... but not on beaches in Normandy. Needless to say things go wrong. Then get worse. Then even worse. I wanted so hard to like this film. I can't fault a performance, or plot twist, any single particular line of dialogue, or edit, or costume choice. I can't put my finger on what it was but it didn't quite gel for me. I could admire it, and it is an admirable film in many ways, but it didn't engage me as it should.
 

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The Lighthouse (2019). The second film by Robert Eggers. Rewatched this ahead of The Northman premiere in my country. The first time I watched this was in the movie theater with Portuguese subtitles. This time, I watched it with English subtitles, and that was important to help me comprehend the movie better because the characters speak in dialect. Subtitle translation often sucks so I could enjoy it more.

Eagerly waiting for The Northman.
 

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Les femmes de l'ombre cont.
This afternoon at work I worked out what it was that that failed for me in the film - to late to redact my earlier post.
SPOILERS AHEAD:

It's the plot. The Maguffin doesn't work. After the gathering of the team sequence, and the daring rescue sequence, comes the serious something goes wrong moment. The geologist via the medium of a written note tells them that the SS officer who interrogated him knew about part of the secret D-Day invasion plans. So our heroines are coerced into staying in France to kill him instead of returning home with their mission done. The rest of the movie is them and the Maquis going to extraordinary lengths to do just this. The German high command, we have been told, are dismissive of his ideas about a Normandy beach landing. It's not as if he had the only copy of this idea in his head. There were plenty of other characters who had seen the evidence he'd gathered. Surely having the entire resistance movement doing their damnedest to eliminate him would raise their suspicions that perhaps, maybe he was right?
 

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THE WINDOW (1949) NOIR ALLEY; Muller said Noir was no place for children, but this film is an exception. The story behind the film's youngest actor is just as NOIR! Talk about a dark ending!

So, there is a little boy Tommy Woodry (Bobby Driscoll) who likes to tell tall tales, lies, exaggerations, & such. In a time when air conditioning was rare, the kid abandons his bed, in favor of the balcony. Too warm on his own floor, he ascends to the floor above, & lies down outside the Kellerson's window. Hearing a noise inside he turns his head, and through the window, on which the shade had been several inches above the bottom, he witnesses the Kellorsons' murder a man.

Obviously, a NOIR version of the boy who cried wolf. As with the fairy tale, nobody believes him, etc., & he is steadfast with his story of murder. Tense, indeed!

Unfortunately for the child actor, H. Hughes bought RKO just in time to shelve the film, which was not released for another 2 years. By that time Driscoll had all but outgrown his preadolescence, and found few good roles. :cry: The rest is downright tragic.
 

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Arrival.
I think what I like most about this movie is that it explores the importance of language and how it can change the way we look at, not only our world, but the whole universe. I think perhaps still Villeneuve’s best work.
 

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24 HOURS TO KILL 1965 - Harry Alan Towers made a few travelogue intrigue movies and this one features Lex Barker and Mickey Rooney as airplane crew chums who get into trouble in Lebanon. Rooney is accused of stealing gold from a smuggling ring and needs help from Barker and friends. But is he telling the truth when he says he is innocent? It is diverting enough, amusing light comedy with cheap action, to revisit on occasion--if you have an hour and a half to kill.
 

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End Of The World (1977)
It’s the same old story. Our world has become a problem so aliens decide to destroy it.
A NASA scientist tracks messages being sent from outer space to a convent on Earth and sets out to investigate.

I’m assuming Christopher Lee had a few bills to pay because I can’t think of any other reason why he would appear in this mediocre mush.

Avoid unless you are an insomniac looking for a drug free cure to your affliction.
 

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End Of The World (1977)
It’s the same old story. Our world has become a problem so aliens decide to destroy it.
A NASA scientist tracks messages being sent from outer space to a convent on Earth and sets out to investigate.

I’m assuming Christopher Lee had a few bills to pay because I can’t think of any other reason why he would appear in this mediocre mush.

Avoid unless you are an insomniac looking for a drug free cure to your affliction.

Alien Nuns! You're right, it is an insanely dull film. Most of it is establishing shots.

If you want the real nadir of Mr Lee's career check out 'Starship Invasions' in which he plays the head evil alien and gets through the whole film without opening his mouth once. The aliens are telepathic you see, so all of Lee's time on set (probably the costliest part of the budget) was spent shooting him walking through the scenes without any sound being recorded. His 'dialogue' was dubbed in afterwards from a recording session that was probably made with him cold reading his lines into a cassette recorder on the way back to the airport. It is sublimely awful.
 

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