What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

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Last Night In Soho 3.5/5
Blend of 60's nostalgia,giallo and iconic actors appearing (one for the final time) i really enjoyed this one, though it does come off the rails towards it's climax. Very atmospheric.
Halloween Kills 2/5
Very disappointing follow up, hopefully the final one of this current trilogy will be better (won't be hard)
Old 1/5
Ludicrously crap M Night Shayalaman effort,a failure on all levels.
Cry Macho 1.5/5
Clint Eastwood is a hero of mine but like a boxer way past his best,this is mostly a terrible effort. I would say 91 year old Clint should quit but this wouldn't be a good swansong. The Mule was much better.
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Hit Man (USA, 1972) [DVD] –3/5
Mean mofo Bernie Casey arrives in L.A. to bury his brother... and everyone responsible for the death. This is a blaxploitation adaptation of the novel Get Carter was based on. Not having read it, and only having seen Carter 20 years ago, I cannot say how this compares, but it’s a bit of a mess on its own right. At times confusing, aimless, or just repulsive (there's a very nasty dog fight), the 1st half in particular could be better. But the film is charmingly rude, its antihero incredibly sleazy, and there's some nice ultraviolent action. And then there’s Pam Grier as a porno actress. This probably has her most generous topless scenes.
saltysam wrote: 02 Jan 2022, 22:18 Last Night In Soho 3.5/5
Blend of 60's nostalgia,giallo and iconic actors appearing (one for the final time) i really enjoyed this one, though it does come off the rails towards it's climax. Very atmospheric.
Halloween Kills 2/5
Very disappointing follow up, hopefully the final one of this current trilogy will be better (won't be hard)
My thoughts exactly! Caught both in theater recently.
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National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993): 3.5/5

Kind of like a Naked Gun style spoof of Lethal Weapon and movies like that, with lots of sillly jokes.

"Soon you will be begging for mercy"
"No no, I'll beg now"

Colt: Give me a name!
Becker: Weren't your parents supposed to do that?

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Bucktown (USA, 1975) – 3/5
Fred Williamson arrives in a small town to bury his brother… and ends up running his bar while harassed by corrupt cops. But Fred won't take no shit: he calls his big town palls to come and help clean up the town. Decently entertaining blaxploitation, even if Pam Grier is completely wasted in a tearful widow role. Even her brief topless scene is so unremarkable it might as well not be there.
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District 13 (France, 2004): 3.5/5
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Friday Foster (USA, 1975) - 3/5
Pam Grier is a magazine photographer who records evidence of a murder attempt, and possibly a political conspiracy. Not bad blaxploitation in the world of fashion and politics, with the usual good music, passable action, and two brief topless scenes by Pam. It is Yaphet Kotto’s private detective who steals the show, however. Solid light fun, even if it lacks a harder and more stylish edge.
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