Sam Blackburn

Sam Blackburn

Just a regular guy who enjoys taking about movies. Very happy to be here.

Favorite films

  • The Lion King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Matrix

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  • Dune

    ★★★★★

  • Hillbilly Elegy

    ★★

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

  • First Cow

    ★★★★★

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Boy if Beetlejuice had problems with the sandworms in his world I wonder what his opinion would be on the sandworms on Arrakis.
    There has been a lot of discussion surrounding "Dune" after it was first announced. There was talk about if the movie would actually work since, while the original "Dune" does have a cult following, the first time the book was adapted it didn't overall work out.

    There was talk about if the book would be split into…

  • Hillbilly Elegy

    Hillbilly Elegy

    ★★

    As Vin Diesel would say, family.
    "Hillbilly Elegy" is one of those movies were you have all the right ingredients to make a great movie but its end result is unfortunately a bad movie.

    You have Ron Howard directing and it's doesn't feel like a Ron Howard movie. Vanessa Taylor is a talented screenwriter so I don't know why the story felt sloppy and you have a great cast who do give great performances.

    There is also the fact that…

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  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★★

    "Does Barry Manilow know you raided his wardrobe." One of the best insults in movie history.

    What John Hughes did here was deconstruct the clique's of high school and show that being in a different clique doesn't make you any better or different from someone else in a different clique and it doesn't mean their problems aren't any different either. and he also showed that adults need to reevaluate how they view kids at times as well. All five of the actors who played the kids were excellent, particularly Judd Nelson and Molly Ringwald.
    A+

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★★★

    Boy does Mel Gibson know how to make action gut wrenching.
    Not only is "Hacksaw Ridge" a tribute to Desmond Doss and what he accomplished but another reminder at the horrors of war.

    Andrew Garfield delivers a powerhouse performance and I think we will be seeing him come Oscar time. Teresa Palmer and Hugo Weaving are great as Desmond's wife and father and Desmond's fellow soldiers all give great performances especially Vince Vaughn who shows us true dramatic chops and…