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


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!

Three Reasons The Godfather Part III doesn’t work (movie review)

And the wheels come off. The Godfather: Part III isn’t a terrible movie, but it certainly doesn’t live up to the standard set by the first two Godfather movies. Here are a few reasons why the picture just doesn’t work all that well.
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The Godfather Part II (movie review)

Most of the time, a sequel to a popular movie will be a simple retread of the original. In the case of The Godfather: Part II, "it’s a complete falsehood." Read the rest of this entry

The Godfather (movie review)

At this point, what can I say about The Godfather that hasn’t already been said? Probably just this one thing… and someone has probably said it already. Read the rest of this entry

The Recruit (movie review)

I saw The Recruit again this past weekend after not seeing it since the flick came to home video way back in… I dunno, 2004 or so. It should be noted that the original release was in January of 2003, and as you may have noticed this month, January is generally a dumping ground for crappy movies, and while The Recruit may not be worthy of enshrinement on the The Worst Movies Ever list, it certainly has its share of problems.

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88 Minutes – The Worst Movies Ever

worst-movies-everI had the distinct honor of seeing 88 Minutes in the theater… and by distinct honor, I mean it was one of the worst movie going experiences I’ve ever had.  Not since Jurassic Park 3, Suburban Commando or Armageddon have I been so close to leaving the theater before the film was over.  What kept me in my seat was this one woman who was just loving the flick (it’s at 5% for critics, 50% for users at Rotten Tomatoes) – she was laughing, clapping and having a good ol’ time, and I wanted to see if either of the following two things would happen to us as the movie went on:

1.  Would she come to hate it as much as I did?
2.  Would I come to love it as much as she did?

Nether happened. Read the rest of this entry

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