Deadpool (2016)

This movie almost made me die laughing in a pool of my own… well you get the point. This movie is really good. It’s not incredible, but it definitely is the most funny and violent and rated R super hero movie I’ve seen. Ryan Reynolds makes up for his terrible work in other super hero films and knocks this one out of the park. I like all the perfect Deadpool humor like breaking the fouth wall (or 16 walls) and just all the funny antics he gets into. I also like Deadpool as a hero because you see him get really hurt, like shot and maimed and he keeps on going. It’s not like all the kiddy violence that happens in the other million super hero movies. This movie goes great with Chimichangas (which I really had while watching this). Watch this if you aren’t squeamish about cursing, nudity, violence and everything that earns a nice rated R for a film.

89/100

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

I wish I felt closer to this movie, but I don’t. Sure, there are some good parts in this film. I love the part where Dreyfuss goes crazy and makes mountains out of his mashed potatoes. I love that Teri Garr is in this from Young Frankenstein. What I don’t love is the weird random French guy that doesn’t make sense for the film’s plot. Why does he have to speak French the whole time and need a translator? It just seems like a weird choice. I do always love the music of John Williams and let’s be honest, Richard Dreyfuss was pretty great in this. He’s a pretty talented actor. I just think the film gets really slow toward the end. The final scene is pretty 70’s trippy and just ends out of nowhere. It just feels very unfinished. I’d say the first half is an excellent (sometimes scary) Sci-Fi film and the other half is this weird conspiracy theory bad X-Files episode. Sorry I wasn’t kind, or even third kind… but I wanted to like this movie a lot more than I did.

68/100

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Annie Hall (1977)

I’ve always heard people talk about this movie and how great it is, but I found it to be mostly average. I must not be a Woody Allen fan. Maybe I just don’t get his humor like I don’t get Wes Anderson’s humor either. This movie isn’t terrible though, it has some good parts to it. I really liked the part with Christopher Walken talking about driving his car into oncoming traffic. I also thought it had a decent love story to it, except for how it turns out. I wasn’t a big fan of the ending. I’m sure I’ll get in trouble for this but so far Magic in the Moonlight might be my favorite Woody Allen movie. The rest I just don’t care for them that much. I have a few more to see, so maybe I’ll see some interesting ones soon.

71/100

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Moonraker (1979)

I was expecting a “James, I love you to the moon and back” but was sorely disappointed. The final Roger Moore movie of the 70’s, this one takes a very sci-fi approach. There is even a very Star Wars-like fight towards the end with laser guns and everything. Roger Moore once again, still hasn’t been in my good graces. I loved the name of Dr. Goodhead, but as far as Bond girls, she is also kind of forgettable. Drax was kind of a good villain, especially his name sounds cool… but even he didn’t really show up on my radar of interests. The plot just felt very adrift in space. I was happy to see a return of Jaws though. He’s great and he finds himself a cute little counterpart too. Where’s Timothy Dalton when you need him?

69/100

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

I’m the critic that didn’t love this film. Yeah, this movie was likable enough, but it just felt average. Plus, this one seemed to have some really bad acting in it. I really do base a lot of my love of a Bond film on three points: Who plays Bond? Is the villain good? Is the Bond girl good/cute/funny? Well, this was another Roger Moore film. I still don’t like him much. The villain is very forgettable, except for his cool underwater base of operations. I did really like the henchman Jaws. He’s a fun bad guy who really helped the film, and he’s funny even though he doesn’t speak much. The Bond girl was pretty cute but mostly unremarkable. So the whole film felt average. Missing submarines are a scary concept in real life, but the plot was just pretty so-so. I probably will forget that I saw this movie a few months from now, without the aid of a device from Q.

75/100

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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

I won’t charge a million dollars to take a shot at this movie… but I will say that I really liked this one. Roger Moore was pretty funny in this one. Christopher Lee was amazing as the highly paid assassin with the Golden Gun. The whole “energy crisis” plot seemed really dumb but when they focused on the back and forth attacks between Bond and Scaramanga things got really interesting. The section with Hai Fat was really interesting too. Especially since I kept making high-fat low-fat jokes throughout the scenes. I wouldn’t say this is the gold-standard for Bond films, but an excellent villain will always help.

82/100

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Live and Let Die (1973)

Throughout this movie I thought, let Bond live and then at other times I thought they should just let him die. I have mixed emotions about this James Bond film. It has a few good parts and a great Bond-Girl (Jane Seymour) but I really didn’t connect with the heroin-dealing bad guy Kananga. I also must admit Roger Moore is one of my least favorite Bonds. The opening song is quite good and catchy, as I am singing it in my head as I am typing this. The locales are really pretty in San Monique. The voodoo element is interesting too. It’s also really cool that they spend some time in New Orleans too, as I love that city. The movie just gets a little boring at times and compared to other Bond films, it falls short. Not Odd job short, but short nonetheless.

67/100

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