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Airplane! (1980) *****

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"Shiiiiit."

The Frighteners - Director's Cut (1996) ***

Smiles Of A Summer Night (1957) ***1/2 [CC Night #13]

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3 reasons to see this film:


Mimic - The Director's Cut (1997) ***

My hero.

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) ***1/2

The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad! (1988) ***1/2

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♪ "Bunch of bombs in the air..." ♪

Stripes - Extended Cut (1981) ****

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"Son of bitch. Shit."

Dead Heat (1988) ***1/2

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Such a stupid film, but I love it.
What ever happened to people melting in movies?
"Kill this guy, would you?"
"Lady, I'm fucking dead."

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) ***1/2

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"Consider the lilies of the goddamn field"

Coens

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If we get those 4 DVDs on Blu-ray soonish, I would be happy. You may notice an empty space - that is intentional; I like to pretend that film didn't happen.

Blood Simple (1984) ****

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"If it pays right and it's legal, I'll do it."
"It's not strictly legal."
"Well... pays right, I'll do it."

Dumbo (1941) ****

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The Happiness Of The Katakuris (2001) ***1/2

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Pretty offbeat and fun. Reminds me of House, but nowhere near as good. Still, I laughed heartily out loud (LHOL?) more than a few times.

Drive (2011) ****1/2

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Red Dragon (2002) ***1/2

Citizen Kane (1941) *****

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Trollhunter (2010) ***1/2

Dressed To Kill (1980) ****

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♪ "She got ruby lips, she got shapely hips." ♪
"Lightning soothes my inner demons."

Miller's Crossing (1990) ****1/2

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"We can maybe have tea some time."
"What's the rumpus?"
"The high hat."
"Drop dead."

Contagion (2011) ****

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The Black Dahlia (2006) ***

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"Boy, you sure know how to tell a funny story."
"Tighter than a popcorn fart, and that's pretty fucking tight."

Life During Wartime (2009) **** [CC Night #12]

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3 reasons to see this film:
Innocence
Indulgence
Insecurity

Night And The City (1950) ***1/2

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Conan The Barbarian (1982) ****

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After rewatching this, I kind of don't even want to see the new version. How could it possibly combine the lyrical, the epic, the camp, the practical gore, the thunderous score in a way that even comes close to this?

"...the desire in your heart. I gave you this!"
"Do you not wish to warm yourself by my fire?"

Killer's Kiss (1955) ***

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This film is more a series of interestingly filmed images than anything else. It's amazing how much Kubrick honed his craft by his next film, his first masterpiece.


The Killing (1956) ****1/2

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Kubrick, how I worship thee. The final scene of this film gives me chills.


Léon Morin, Priest (1961) *** [CC Night #11]

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Least favorite Melville film so far that I've seen (only 5 more films of his that I haven't seen).