Old Movie Buff

One person's thoughts on some movies.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Deadfall (1993) 

A truly awful con movie.  Pretty much everything about it was awful.  Charlie Sheen ends up looking like a decent actor, in his few scenes, by comparison with the rest of the cast.


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Rundown (2003) 

After catching Snitch, and the beginning of this movie, I thought it might be a bit of another well meaning movie, but it's just contrived action/adventure.


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Double Take (2001) 

This movie was so awful, specifically the worthless writing for, and acting by, Eddie Griffin, that I simply had to stop watching.


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Zoom (2006) 

I like to give Tim Allen credit, for making funny, family friendly movies, but this is pretty bad, whether you like super-heroes or not.  The few good lines are swamped by mediocrity.


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Animal Kingdom (2010) 

Hardly ground-breaking stuff, but I get an extra kick out of watching movies from Australia, for a change of pace. This is a crime movie.


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Monday, January 27, 2014

Freeloaders (2011) 

Not much worth watching here in a movie about a bunch of people who live in a rock stars house while he is away, and then find out he is selling it.


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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) 

It does try to point fingers, and surely, some of those fingers are correctly pointed, but I really am left wondering about the level of scholarship. A movie of the attack on Pearl Harbor.


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After the Sunset (2004) 

Pretty cute for a heist movie.


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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Metro (1997) 

Eddie Murphy, apparently, liked the type of cop movie where you learned things about how police do their business from the cops in the story.  He sounds like a bad PSA doing it.  Michael Rapaport does not come off as a super-cop.  This was only slightly better than Murphy's debut album.


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Money Talks (1997) 

Chris Tucker did this movie the same year he did the Fifth Element, and it shows. Too bad it was this movie.


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Island in the Sun (1957) 

This is three movies, rolled into one.  None of them are that good, or that bad.


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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) 

Did I actually watch this? I like pot, but not this movie. Although, to be fair, the very next day I had a momentary pancreatitis scare, until I remember the symptoms, as revealed in the movie.


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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Innerspace (1987) 

A reasonable amusing sci-fi/comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously.


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The Hurricane (1999) 

I'm a bit of a sucker for movies about justice, eventually obtained. Still, hard to appreciate the teenager's character.


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Lawless (2012) 

A well-produced mediocre movie about prohibition-era moonshiners vs. the Federal government set in Virginia. I appreciate stoic characters like Tom Hardy's.


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Snitch (2013) 

I did not expect to find a Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson movie with a social conscience, but, here you go. I think it is well balanced, between making a point, and being a reasonably entertaining movie. Too bad the son was such a mediocre actor.


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wanderlust (2012) 

This could have been an OK movie, but then, during the scene where the male lead is talking to himself in the mirror, and the subsequent scene, it descends it fetid crap.


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Strange Cargo (1940) 

Does it have have to be like that?  Other than that, the rest of the movie had lots going for it.


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These Are the Damned (1962) 

Movies like this hardly ever get made.  I could not think of a truly similar one.&bsp; So, despite its weaknesses, give it a start.


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Playing God (1997) 

I liked it.


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Final Encounter (2000) 

Hard to overlook the glaring ultra-cheapness of this movie. Or the complete lack of any acting which could be called "good." The story wasn't too terrible, though.  I'm not sure about the ending, but this seems like it was a reasonable short story that could be remade into a passable movie.


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Freedomland (2006) 

There was one scene in the movie that I think definitely made it worth it for me. The rest wasn't so bad.


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Out of Time (2003) 

For a while I couldn't get over that the criminal's "plan" involved making sure someone handed them the cash and left, even though he could have easily kept it until it needed to be spent.  Just now I realized they could have had a fake doctor's office ready, with a fake cashier. Overall?  Lots of nice bits.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Career Opportunities (1991) 

A John Hughes movie I never heard of? Oh!  Now I get it.  Bad script, bad acting, meager themes.


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