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Class of 1984
Class of 1984 (1982)
14 days ago via Movies on Android phone

Plenty ridiculous and fun (and somewhat prophetic, but not much) Class of 1984 is Death Wish mixed up with The Blackboard Jungle. Perry King plays a bullied music teacher who's almost Had It Up To Here with the menacing gang terrorizing the school (one of the students is a fat Michael J Fox!). The gang, lead by the very-80's Timothy Van Patten, look laughably cliche'd now, apparently Punk was the root of all evil in the early 80's. Anyways, Van Patten, trying to conjure up Malcom McDowell in If... perhaps, is somewhat iffy here, not really believable as a terror thug. Perry King IS fun though, he always is, and his revenge scene in the end is worth watching for.

Shimmer Lake
Shimmer Lake (2017)
35 days ago via Movies on Android phone

it takes a tiny bit of settling in with the characters, but once you do, this oddball mix of Fargo and Memento sure is enjoyable and fun to follow along, even when you're sure the film hasn't tied it's loose ends up (it does). Never seen Benjamin Walker before, he puts just the right amount of oof into the role of the sheriff.

Django Unchained
59 days ago via Movies on Android phone

just great. Very long, violent, and as bloody as Tarantino can make them. Django Unchained has Jamie Fox as the title character willing to cause a shitstorm under the eyes of a bounty hunter (brilliantly played by Christoph Waltz). He's goin' back to get his wife! Extremely filthy racist language and all sorts of unsavory derails, this was a hoot from start to finish.

Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different
2 months ago via Movies on Android phone

To be honest with you, I am not the biggest Monty Python fan. Although I did like 'Meaning of Life' and this film, I can only take so much of them, I mean, the whole cult behind them is baffling to me.

Not too sure why I started this review with a rant, but oh well. This film is just a collection of Python skits made famous on their television show, bumpered with lots of animated bits (by Terry Gilliam of course).

Did I like it? I confess, I laughed a lot during this. There's a lot un-pc joking in this, so be warned. Many groups, like homosexuals, women, fine diners, and, oh the horror, accountants aren't spared. Their most famous sketch, the dead parrot one, is here, but there's a lot more funnier ones on this. Like the well hidden people skit, the bit with the policeman and the person who got his jacket stolen, and of course, John Cleese's delivery of the title line.

A good Python overview if you're not familiar with the series, (like a "best of" you might say). (Hmm, I already said that)

REWATCH NOTES: Fun! I don't remember posting this one. This was a fun rewatch. I could watch more!

Strike a Pose
Strike a Pose (2017)
3 months ago via Movies on Android phone

Wasn't too wild about this as some other people I'm afraid. As much as I loved Truth or Dare, this does provide an... interesting accompanent to the original film, as we find out what's happened to the backup dancers, but by the end of the film, you're wishing they just moved on a little more with their lives and stop being Madonna fag hags. The ultimate
thing being that two of the dancers sued Madonna and the makers of Truth Or Dare when the film came out, and now they're wondering why Madge doesn't call. It all doesn't add up.