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Stephen King’s The Langoliers (Quick Reviews)

In case you missed it on the YouTube channel, here’s this week’s new episode:  a review of Stephen King’s The Langoliers.  It sure makes the IT miniseries look bad.

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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (Quick Reviews)

Last year, I reviewed The Blair Witch Project.  It did not go well.  So I’m trying again with Book of Shadows:  Blair Witch 2.

It went about as well as I could have expected.

You can use this Halloween link to see all of the scary movie reviews, including complete coverage of the Nightmare on Elm Street series!

Thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe to the NEW YouTube channel! Subscribing to the show on YouTube helps get the episodes placed higher in YouTube search results and therefore helps more people find out the show exists. It’s a great way to support the show and it’s FREE! If you’re logged into any Google account (Gmail, YouTube, whatnot) you’re good to go. Thanks again!

 

Stephen King’s IT (1990) review (Quick Reviews)

Now that Halloween is right around the cornder, today makes the beginning of Quick Reviews horror movie episodes for the month of October!  This year’s festivities begin with the original adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, which aired as a two part miniseries in 1990. Read the rest of this entry

Hazlo Como Hombre movie review (Quick Reviews)

Today’s episode of Quick Reviews is the second foreign film (Mexico) to make the cut! Hazlo Como Hombre is a Spanish language movie currently in a fairly wide release here in the United States.

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The Founder movie review (Quick Reviews)

I’m taking the show on the road, and again, I’m in Salt Lake City. Today I’m addressing both the good and bad points of The Founder, a movie for which I may have set expectations too high.

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Tom Wilkinson ROCKS in Batman Begins & Michael Clayton (Quick Reviews)

Tom Wilkinson is the sort of guy you learn from just by watching.  He dishes out stuff that never occurs to me and it’s brilliant!  Watch Wilkinson do his thing in Batman Begins and Michael Clayton.

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Kong: Skull Island movie review (QR on Location in Salt Lake City)

I tried something different with this episode of Quick Reviews and shot this episode on my phone while I was in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It was a fun experiment that needs some tweaks (especially in the sound department), but I like the general idea.

Kong: Skull Island exceeded my expectations, but that doesn’t mean it’s great or anything.  Check out the video for my review and don’t forget to subscribe to the NEW YouTube channel!

Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol 1) movie review (Quick Reviews)

I can’t remember the last time I felt so differently about a movie after I watched it the second time, but such is the case with Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: What Were You Expecting?

Mike and Dave need wedding dates Rotten TomatoesWe live here on Earth, where it’s hard to escape seeing a trailer a movie before you see it. Even if you haven’t seen a trailer, I’m going to presume that you don’t live in a hermetically sealed bubble and that you know something about a flick before sitting down to watch a movie.​  That being said, I am stunned at how low the audience score is for Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and I’m confused about the critic’s score given the movie’s construction. Read the rest of this entry

Best Collaborative Performance – a nuanced Oscar for a modern problem

I often find that modern problems are still approached with black and white solutions. As adults, we know that life is often gray and there are seldom two definitive choices to pick from. Since I’m big on film and the Academy Awards has been slowly driving me insane for years, I’d like to proposed the idea of an Oscar for Best Collaborative Performance to solve one of the biggest areas overlooked by the academy.

Who would be eligible:

Voice actors, motion capture actors and the people that helped bring these characters to a fully realize state on screen

Why this is important:

An entire subset of the community is ignored when there is no recognition. A visual effects award is just not cutting it, particularly when they hide such things in a separate ceremony only for nerds.

How quick do we need this?

We need this yesterday, but we can settle for the 2018 Oscars and just give Andy Serkis and his team what they deserve. Obviously, Team Serkis isn’t the only performer and effects group that’s been overlooked, but it’s certainly the most egregious example to date.

The opening scene of The Godfather is GENIUS (Quick Reviews – NEW EPISODE!)

NEW EPISODES.  NEW SET.  NEW CHANNEL. SAME JAMIE.

This episode of Quick Reviews examines the opening scene of The Godfather, which we all know is one of the best movies of all time. but I wanted to take a specific look at how it digs its claws into you so quickly.

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And I love COMMENTS!  Feel free to let me know how you feel about the video, The Godfather or anything else.   Maybe you think there’s a more important scene – man, that last scene sure is a candidate for why it’s one of the most enduring films of all time…  Stuff like that!  Here’s hoping to hear from you soon!

5 Great Opening Movie Scenes

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So many movies.  So many choices!  Once I thought of writing this post, I realized I could sit here forever, and instead, I’ve decided to go with whatever comes to mind first.  So, in no particular order and without a slight to other films, here are my 5 Favorite Opening Movie Scenes at this exact moment in time.  Read the rest of this entry

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