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  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Heat
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  • Final Destination 5

    ★★★

  • Halloween

    ★★★½

  • Brave

    ★★½

  • Halloween: Resurrection

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  • Final Destination 5

    Final Destination 5

    ★★★

    Fairly generic cast, but some unique, well-choreographed kill sequences & some fun twists and turns (I mean, I really should’ve seen THAT final twist coming), helps the franchise rebound from the previous entry. 

    Also, bonus points: Tony Todd thankfully gets more screen time than just a glorified cameo too. 

    Hey at least I wasn’t cheering for DEATH

  • Brave

    Brave

    ★★½

    The LAST thing I expected to see was a rogues’ gallery of Pixar Scottish merry men simultaneously mooning the camera. 

    And yet here we are…(& admittedly, I giggled)

    Otherwise though, this is not particularly anything special in the Pixar lineup.

    But, my niece & nephew enjoyed it, laughing at silly parts & effectively scared during the “scary parts.”

    So it must’ve done something right for the target audience.

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  • Altered States

    Altered States

    ★★★½

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    Film #11
    HoopTober8.0 Tally
    Country: USA (#5 USA)
    Decade: 1980’s (#2 80’s)

    I’ve wanted to see this for awhile, being as how it is William Hurt’s big screen debut and counts Blair Brown and Bob Balaban amongst its cast. 

    But I’ve basically avoided it over the years. 

    Admittedly I’m not a big Ken Russell fan (I detest THE DEVILS) and this was definitely a barrier to me even attempting to watch this. He is definitely an auteur, with…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★

    Perfect way to return to the theater. 

    Go see it in the biggest (& loudest) theater you can.

    The sound design is again top notch & worthy of praise. 

    Loved the prologue/origin story of “Day 1” before the Title Card drop…and then we’re off & (quietly) walking/running/etc for a tension filled 90 minutes of fun. 

    Blunt is more of a supporting character here as the children (in particular a strong Millicent Simmonds) & the always welcome Cillian Murphy taking on large roles.