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Pete’s Dragon

When a mysterious 10-year-old boy turns up who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon, a forest ranger and an 11-year-old girl set out to learn the truth about him. The original movie of the same name was a childhood staple of mine, and unfortunately they didn’t recreate the magic that the original had. There are no common themes between the movies, other than the broad concept of a boy and a dragon being found by a woman. The original had some good family themes and made it a point that Elliot The Dragon was only...

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Casino Royale

Bond takes on arch criminal Le Chiffre, their poker game extending from the gaming tables to the realm of international terror networks and stock market manipulation. Clueless, witless and a damn boring man. This was Daniel Craig’s first attempt with the role and it was a bitter disappointment. How much of a disappointment? At one point Bond (while in a Bahama shirt) is driving a Ford Focus with noticeable product placement angles. Additionally, this movie had no sexy ladies in the opening title sequence, which is damn right heretical and frankly is not acceptable. There’s some weird plot devices used...

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Arrival

When mysterious spacecraft land across the globe, expert translator Louise Banks is sent to decipher their intent. As tensions mount, Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten humanity. Still a great film, it’s interesting to re-watch, knowing what I know about what I know and who knows what they know in the film.

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Die Another Day

Bond must discover the connection between a North Korean terrorist and an adventurous diamond broker whose looks may be deceiving. Pierce Brosnan’s final outing as Bond, with special guest star Halley Berry as Jinx. I always got the feeling this was supposed to be a stealth pilot for a movie series of her own, but never got off the ground. First appearance as John Cleese as Q, he was introduced in the previous film, but wasn’t officially “Q” yet. Bond is captured by the North Koreans and only saved when the UK does a prisoner exchange. The film actually opens...

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Independence Day

Celebrate 75 Years of Independence with 20th Century Fox! On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. First thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species who have set out to launch an attack throughout the globe. Watched it because today is our Independence Day. Best way I could figure to celebrate it was to watch aliens come to Earth and shoot green shit at Will Smith. I’ve owned nearly a dozen copies of this film, I still remember the coolest one was...

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The World Is Not Enough

Bond takes position as bodyguard of British oil tycoon’s daughter after a deadly mishap at MI6. From my memory, this is the first bond film to have no real nudity in title sequence. Shocking, yet not unexpected, the 90’s were awash with nudity hysteria, apparently a single nipple was to blame for many violent attacks on our homeland!. Desmond shows up in this film too, must have been filmed before his death after the last film. I remember knowing this in the past, but only remembered it after viewing the movie. Hilariosly, the main female character asked if Bond had...

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Tomorrow Never Dies

The Carver Media Group Network seems to know the news even before it happens. It’s up to James Bond to find out how and why. . Tomorrow Never Dies has a great opening with bad guys that have Storm Trooper accuracy, which is both enjoyable and unfortunate. 10,000 round shot at Bond and only none of them land anywhere important on a Russian fighter with nuclear missiles? Ok then! I note that Michelle Yeoh has a great role in this film for two reasons: 1 – this may be the first example of regional casting that I personally experienced and...

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Florida’s Response To The Trump Administration’s Demand For Voter Records

I asked this: Mr Early: Can you please give an official comment on the report that Trump is demanding my personal voting record? www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/29/trumps-voter-fraud-commission-wants-to-know-the-voting-history-party-id-and-address-of-every-voter-in-america/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_voter-fraud-655pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.8575ce653276 a couple direct questions: how would you know this? I thought I had a secret ballot how would you respond if you were the the final say in the matter? Who is the the final say on this matter in florida? is this legal in florida to ask for? –Adam Selvidge They replied promptly: Dear Mr. Selvidge, Thank you for taking the time to write my office with your concerns. I share those concerns. I have...

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CHiPs

Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP). They are teamed together, but kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. Unlike the Baywatch movie, this remake of a 80’s classic television show shares nothing with the source material other than the most basic concept of “two men on motorcycles”. One of them doesn’t even work for the CHP! Dax and Michael Pena are great actors and they’re pretty funny in this, but naming after the ChiPs tv series was a mistake imho, that show as all about how the cops were the force...

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Ant-Man

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, to plan and pull off a heist that will save the world in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Paul Rudd, amirite? So dreamy! This movie marks the first time that I didn’t even notice that they de-aged an actor until a few seconds into the scene and only then because of how well done it was done when it was done the way it was done.