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Rambo
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Kick-ass action all around and although the story is on the basic side and has minimal character development for Rambo himself, just a bloody, albeit too much of it CGI'd, entertaining especially an action-fest finale. Amazing, especially being the fourth entry into the series.

Pitch Black
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Wasn't a big fan the last time I saw this (2000/2001) and didn't think too much about it this go around, with the shoddy editing particularly early on (seemed to stabilize in the final act), and the direction itself was pretty amateurish with stretching the picture in certain instances. Some interesting elements I guess and the acting was okay but no real standouts including Vin Diesel who shows zero personality that at least has come through in the Fast and the Furious franchise. **2.75/5**

Casino Royale
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Great James Bond movie and perfect debut for Daniel Craig. He may, at least in the last couple outings, resent the role, he makes for a bruiser version of the character. Pierce Brosnan is still my favorite as his movies came out in the 90s (i.e. the years for watching Bond movies), but this was an all around great film, not to mention the lovely Eva Green coming on to the scene. **4.5/5**

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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Solid western, which generally isn't a favorite genre of mine, with great performances and some well shot scenes and landscapes. Been a long time since I saw A Fistful of Dollars or For a Few Dollars More, but this is a great entry in the "Man With No Name" Trilogy. **4.0/5**

Iron Man 3
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When I first saw this in 2013, strongly disliked it but decided to give it another watch during my re-visit of the MCU and... kind of enjoyed it, quite a bit. Still not fond of the twist wasting a great actor in Ben Kingsley to be a decoy Mandarin and instead having a cheesy one with Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian and his lame "I AM THE MANDORIAN!" line. But all in all, a good step up from Iron Man 2. **3.75/5**

Iron Man 2
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Says a lot, but took now a decade to finally see this sequel. Certainly belongs in the lower tier of the MCU as the plot really felt disjointed and even though it was only two hours, really short for a comic book movie nowadays, still felt so much longer. That said, had a few okay moments yet can't really say anything stood out. **2.75/5**

The Brides of Dracula
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Entertaining but standard Hammer horror picture that has some good visuals and decent acting, however note entirely memorable. Peter Cushing is fine once again playing Van Helsing but the "Dracula" (Baron Meinster played by David Peel) was hardly intimidating and the damsel this go around (Yvonne Monlaur) is pretty but unremarkable. **3.5/5**

Rambo: Last Blood
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Action (and violence) filled sequel (and likely last) in the Rambo franchise. Not nearly as good as First Blood or Rambo (2008), but still darkly entertaining flick with another solid performance from Stallone who thankfully hasn't gone into the lazy realm like Steven Seagal. There are some plot contrivances one has to get past but still enjoyed this entry and it is one insane of an ending. **3.75/5**

Ghost Ship
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Another second viewing flick, wasn't a big fan the first time and basically thought the same now. There are some fun cheesy moments here and there but kind of like Thirteen Ghosts (same director), has some interesting ideas that don't amount to much. Course, I'm also not much of a fan of supernatural horror movies as they play fast and loose with the rules. **2.5/5**

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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Seen this one a few times over the years and still as fun as ever with a wonderful ensemble cast, a few of which have had a sustained career (others, like Phoebe Cates, Robert Romanus and Brian Backer, not so much). Has a good amount of heart mixed in with the comedy. Not sure where I place this amongst other coming-of-age flicks like The Breakfast Club or Dazed and Confused) but still really well made. **4.0/5**