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This is the worst big budget film I've seen. While I've seen many worse films, none had this kind of budget & cast. Yes, it's hilarious and provides lots of talk back opportunities, but I can't even put it into the 'so bad it's good' category.

The other thing I found amazing is just how bad so much of the acting is ... and this from big stars we've seen offering amazing performances. How did Allen imagine such a feat?
19 hours 47 minutes ago
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Definitely better than the much derided CS2, but still not quite up to the original. Not a bad watch, but do I detect, and dare I write, it had a definite 'made for streaming' feel. TBH, I wouldn't grumble about watching it again as it still has the humor, and joyous warmth that made the original a beloved Christmas repeat.
2 days 2 hours ago
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The porn musical banned by People for the Ethical Treatment of Fruit.
2 days 12 hours ago
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Ditka was typecast.
1 week ago
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"Shut up."
1 week 2 days ago
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Ah, the good ole days! When you could still get cigarettes made with DDT-laced tobacco ...
2 weeks 3 days ago
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Wonder if Uchida-san has given many interviews about her performance in this classic film.
3 weeks ago
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Watched the director's cut and while I had no expectations, can't say I was impressed. Act 1 felt like a TV pilot. Act 2 was interesting but spoiled by Act 3's flip from silly to lackluster ending. Interestingly, the only POC was the maid? But hey, at least they didn't normalize bestiality like in the prior film. Honestly, if I'd missed this one, it wouldn't have mattered. While LPS had a freshness, this one felt much more stale, more Hollywood, with it's stars and being shot in color.
2 months ago
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five minutes in I'm thinking, "gawd this feels like it was made for Lifetime" (and that's not a compliment)
2 months 1 week ago
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a portrait of an artist
2 months 2 weeks ago
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Wonder what would happen if one alternates between saying, "Candyman", "I want to go to the World's Fair", the required number of times for each 'challenge'?
3 months ago
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Not all bad but not at all good.

Who can't love a 'snapper', giant octopus, and some megalodon's really putting the F U into Fun Island?
3 months 3 weeks ago
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For a moment I feared the plane would crash on an island where Japan had won the war ...
4 months ago
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Could have just as easily been titled: Look Who Was Talking 70,000 Years Ago. Seems like I found it just as annoying as Look Who's Talking Now.

But the animation is pretty good.
4 months 1 week ago
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to put it simply, the key unlocks spoiler
4 months 1 week ago
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Could people who dislike this movie actually be disappointed that it's not a Jordan biopic? I hate sports, professional sports most of all. But I'm a bit geeky about marketing and design and then that je ne sais quoi. Heart? Spirit? Guts? Drive? Doing something one truly believes is the right thing to do? That is part of this film.

Loved Damon and Davis. Totally creeped out by Affleck but then that's what I feel when I see photos of Knight so guess he nailed it?

I'm not usually a soundtrack music kind of cinephile and will downrate a movie because I notice it. I loved most of the choices here though, and yeah, I NOTICED. Anytime The Alan Parsons Project makes it is a good day. Is it any wonder they choose "Sirius"? It's like so basketball. But using "Telescope" from Body Double (1984) for the shoe reveal was just ... so ... creepy ... AWESOME!

But the single most inspiring thing about this movie, for me, is the production design. Sure, it was shot in SoCal though IMDb doesn't mention some unit working just down the road from me (and I've been to a meeting at the Nike World HQ though it actually had nothing to do with Nike or sports) and featuring shots from around greater Portland that I actually recognize. But there were so many little things that I could say, I remember that! I had one of those. I used some of that. Yes, there were anachronisms, but overall, I really felt transported back in time to a place I know but didn't know back then. And it supported the story as production design must, making it come alive, and giving actors the props to breathe life into their characters.

It's been a very long time since I've been this exhilarated after watching a movie. A very long time indeed. 19,658 checks and counting.

And remember, just because you wear Air Jordan's doesn't mean you play like Mike. Your mileage will likely vary.
4 months 2 weeks ago
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from this discussion: it is reported that not only does a five minute version exist, it was exhibited in January 2024 at the Österreichisches Filmmuseum
4 months 2 weeks ago
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The HinH Holiday Drinking Game:

All you need is your favorite beverage and some eggnog.

Anytime something cringe-worthy happens on screen, take a shot with an eggnog chaser. Chances are, unless you like your movies like this, you'll get good and wasted. Might need medical treatment if you don't pace yourself. You've been warned!
5 months 1 week ago
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amazing how a movie this bad could look so good
6 months 2 weeks ago
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Ragnar reborn as a Muslim. Otherwise pretty generic spy chase flick complete with usual clichés -- I gotta get home for my kid's birthday/big game/graduation/play/etc -- yawn.
6 months 4 weeks ago
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NSFP (not safe for PETA) aka includes animals being spoiler
7 months ago
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know I've seen hundreds of shorts that are way better than this, and, might I add, even Vogel seems to think something like that
7 months ago
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So, what does it say when you spend the entire picture thinking the superhero looks like a sunburnt Ken doll -- and then they even have a line about Barbie, let's go party

ugh
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