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  • The Little Things

    The Little Things

    ★★★½

    * This was the shortest season of "True Detective" so far.



    * I always love me some Denzel Washington of course. (He's my all-time favorite actor, btw). Man, he's great in everything he does, and this movie is no exception. He's magnetic whenever he's onscreen, elevating every line and everyone's performance around him.

    * I kept waiting for Rami Malek to burst into song, but no dice. He just did a lot of glaring. This role could have been played…

  • Altered States

    Altered States

    ★★★½

    KILL #22 of CINEMONSTER's Hoop-tober 7.0.

    My Evil Master List and other Reviews can be found here:
    Slappy McGee's Hoop-tober 7.0 List.

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    This film is why I'm always a bit freaked out when I'm having "tubby time" and have to dip my head (or ears) beneath the water. I go into a desperate state of fear that I will come back up transformed into an extra from the "Planet of the Apes" films.

    Thanks, Ken Russell.

    Hard to believe…

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  • Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet

    Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet

    ★★★★½

    One of the best stage productions of HAMLET that I've seen.

    A (mostly) all-black cast plays in this production set in a modern Africa. Infused with African music, costume design and culture... the play is given a new light and perspective that works beautifully here. And instead of distracting, these production elements blend perfectly into the plot and characters.

    It's elegantly directed and marvelously crafted in its blocking and creative choices.

    The cast shines and is awash in talent. No…

  • River Rites

    River Rites

    ★★★½

    Film #12 of my Seeing A Movie From Every Country Initiative.
    * Country: Suriname

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    A one-shot short film that goes in reverse. Pretty cool.

    But what puts it over the top is the trippy and cool-as-hell score on the film. The music is pretty damn cool. Kind of techno fusion kind of sound. Gives this short an otherworldly quality... especially paired with the whole going-in-reverse aspect of it.

    Not sure there is much actual meaning or content... but the cool sound and visual element makes it worthwhile.

    (currently streaming on YouTube)

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  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    Case File #08 of CJ Probst's Bond-A-Thon
    My full Case File of Bond Reviews

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    "I'm sure we'll be able to lick you into shape."

    FINALLY!
    We get some damn ROGER MOORE up in here!!!
    Such a welcome relief.

    To me... Roger Moore IS James Bond.

    And what a way to start!!!
    One of my most favorite Bond Films!!!

    Let me count the ways:
    (Some slight spoilers... Rough Waters Ahead, Be Advised)

    * Three cool deaths and we are INTO…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★½

    KILL #48 (Bonus Film 01) of CINEMONSTER's Hoop-tober 7.0.

    My Evil Master List and other Reviews can be found here:
    Slappy McGee's Hoop-tober 7.0 List.

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    Okay, so this is the FIRST MOVIE in SEVEN MONTHS that I've actually seen INSIDE A MOVIE THEATER! (I've been to the drive-in movie theater a few times).

    Man, I have missed that feeling. So nice to be back.

    Okay, so it was just me and a couple of (truly horrible) parents and their…