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My Movies-to-Watch List for 2016

The Movies-to-Watch lists for 2014 and 2015 were a success, so let’s keep it up! Here’s the list for 2016: The Great Dictator (1940) On the Waterfront (1954) The Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Breathless (1960) Bedazzled (1967) 1776 (1972) … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: All the President’s Men (1976)

Only one movie remained on my 2015 Movies-to-Watch list: 1984’s Buckaroo Banzai. It was a controversial choice when I first included it, but I thought I’d try and get through it this time. It was not to be. It’s not … Continue reading

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Dave Finally Watches: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

While visiting in Champaign I looked through pal Dave T’s DVD collection. He had a bunch of things I haven’t seen and want to, and it was hard for me to make a decision. I finally settled on Edge of … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: The Killing (1956)

I had never heard of this early Stanley Kubrick film when it was a suggested addition to the Movies to Watch List. In fact, I almost had to bring in a sub for it, as Netflix doesn’t seem to have … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: Blue Velvet (1986)

After watching Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me I was eager to check out Blue Velvet, the film considered to be Lynch’s masterpiece. It is…holy cow. It is something else. First, when looking for an image for the movie … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Thought About Pixels

Last week the Adam Sandler movie Pixels came out, to dismal reviews. The movie seems to be the usual Sandler fare: lazy, juvenile, wasteful, and unnecessary. Nothing unexpected or out of the ordinary. Sandler has become a favorite punching target … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: Jaws (1975)

Nope, I had never seen Jaws. I don’t know why. It’s rated PG, it was by Steven Spielberg, it was a huge phenomenon, but I never saw it. Part of it is that I was 7 when it came out, … Continue reading

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The Movies-to-Watch List: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

I should have more westerns under my belt. Not only do I like things that are derived from them (such as post-apocalyptic narratives that build off of westerns instead of science fiction or horror) but the few I have seen … Continue reading

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