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Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

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I thought this movie was sort of a mix between an Abbott and Costello and a Three Stooges movie. I thought that it reminded me of the Abbott and Costello movie Jack and the Beanstalk and I thought that it reminded me of the any Three Stooges episode. I think that this movie didn't really have much of a point but had a couple of parts that were pretty funny. It is almost just a nonsense movie about a girl who really loves her uncle and her uncle is sort of a loose cannon.  Overall Rating: 5.9

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

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I liked this movie. I thought that it was good because it has some songs in it like a musical but the music does not take over the entire movie. The songs come at appropriate times and are short. I also thought that this was a good inspirational movie and a good love movie. I thought the ending was very sweet and it even choked me up a little. In the beginning of the movie Molly Brown thinks she knows everything she wants and she learns that what she really wants she finds very easily.  Overall Rating: 7.1

2001: A Space Oddysey

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This was an amazing movie that seems to make almost no sense at all. It still keeps you watching to wonder what the hell it is that you are seeing. I was sure that the movie did have a great message only I did not pick up on it. After the man gets rid of the computer I am completely lost. I think that it is good how it shows him aging and how he is watching it all or at least I assume that. It is definitely a defining movie for Stanley Kubrick and one that I may continue to watch until I figure it out.  Overall Rating: 9.1

Star Wars

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There isn't much to say about this movie. George Lucas started the beginning of a craze that has had people buzzing for the past 25 years and counting. I think that this movie is good because it is a tale that is absurd but not too absurd that you don't believe it. At the same time all of the characters have human qualities which make it sort of like a cartoon. To this day 25 years later the costumes still do not look fake. This is a movie about so many things beginning with the force and ending with love adventure and family. Good on all levels. It would win movie of the year in 2002.  Overall Rating: 8.2

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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This was a very entertaining western sort of movie. A lot more entertaining than most westerns. I think that the two actors were very good and mixed in a good bit of comedy into this western flick. I especially liked how they were still joking up until their death at the end of the movie. This story is about a couple of stubborn bank robbers who even when they are on the run they never really get totally shook up. They believe they can get out of anything.  Overall Rating: 8.1

American Graffiti

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This is one of the original teen movies. Many people now love movies like Can't Hardly Wait and Dazed and Confused well this movie is what they copy those after. I thought that the cast was great and it was cool to see many of these people in their younger years. It is the story of a group of teens over one night. Nothing really special just enjoyable and you can reminisce about what it was like living then or when you were that age.  Overall Rating: 8.8

Bend of the River

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I really liked this movie.  I thought that it was good because it is sort of a different role for Jimmy Stewart and he plays it well.  I like how the two men have secrets about their past but they do not let you know what it is until near the end of the movie.  The men constantly go through tests of whether or not they have actually changed their ways.  The moral of the story is that a man can always change the way he lives.  Good realistic action scenes and a movie with historical content about the gold rush and the raising of prices.  Overall Rating: 6.9

Dr. Strangelove

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I thought that this movie was unlike most of Stanley Kubrick's movies in the way that I think of them.  It almost reminded me of a Mel Brooks type comedy.  To me it sort of resembled a movie like Blazing Saddles.  I thought that the humor was pretty good but for a mature audience.  If children or teens watched this movie that may not pick up any of the humor at all.  It is basically a spoof on Nuclear War and the Cold war.  Why it is called Dr. Strangelove I have no idea.  Overall Rating: 8.9

Rock Around the Clock

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I thought that the plot to this movie was not very thick at all but in general this movie was entertaining.  I guess what interested me the most about this movie is that they got some big name music acts to actually be in the movie.  It wasn't just some look alikes or anything like that.  Nowadays you couldn't get huge bands like Pearl Jam or U2 to do a movie like in this one.  But as a movie and a story this is pretty weak.  Overall Rating: 4.9

Thirteen Ghosts

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I thought that this movie wasn't that bad for an older horror movie.  I thought that the idea was good and I liked how the man's greed ended up turning against him at the end of the movie.  This was sort of an Alfred Hitchcock type idea.  I thought the casting was great using the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz as the strange old housekeeper in this movie.  I thought though at some times the ghosts were a little too humorous, almost like Caspar.  Overall Rating: 7.2

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One in a Million

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This is a movie about a girl who is an ice skater and she is good enough to be olympic champion. She falls in love with a visitor at her father's bed and breakfast. She goes on to win the olympics and star in a show at Madison Square Garden. What I thought was really stupid about this movie is that the father would not let his ice skating daughter go to New York initially but then when all the controversy about her title was over he thought it was okay.  Overall Rating:  5.5

The Gauntlet

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I thought that this movie was okay but not much more than that. It has a good idea but the ending is terrible and some of the action scenes lack any kind of feeling. The one scene that I can think of is when Eastwood is on the motorcycle and the helicopter is just unable to shoot him for about a five to ten minute period of time. It is just too long. The other scene that is stupid is the ending. The people get up to the building and than shoot the guy and then when Eastwood gets up the movie just ends. Not really any climax.  Overall Rating: 6.7

Dr. No

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I thought that this movie was pretty good. What I really liked about it is how no scene was too long. The movie kept going and plenty of things happened. I thought it showed a man who was very resourceful and very lucky with the ladies. James Bond is almost a role model for many men. I thought that the movie was very realistic and didn't get caught up in too many unbelievable action scenes. Some of the more modern James Bond movies fall into that category.  Overall Rating: 7.5

The Big Heat

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I thought that this movie was pretty interesting even though it had some very clear flaws. I thought that it was very clear who killed his wife even if he did not know exactly who the person was he knew who was behind it. I don't understand why he decided to kill one of the guys and not all of the people involved. I thought that this movie kept your attention well and it had a good message. It talked about how cops at the time could be bought off by powerful people and this movie shows a man who stands up for what is right.  Overall Rating: 6.5

The Enforcer

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One of the Dirty Harry movie where Harry finds out the women can be real police officers. After beginning the movie skeptical he finds that his woman partner will risk her life for him in the end. This action drama is better than some of the Clint Eastwood movies that I have seen. I think that Dirty Harry is a good cop and loved the scene in the beginning when he drove the car into the building to stop the man holding the hostages. This is definitely a step up from the last Clint Eastwood movie I saw The Gauntlet.  7.4

Batman

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I thought that this movie was just a tad above stupid. I couldn't quite figure out the audience that they were going for. I think that they may appeal to children because children love super heroes so much but then I also think that they may sort of be appealing to adults because of some of the language used. I don't know how it was thought of at the time but I think that it sort of made me laugh a couple of times, especially at Robin's comments. I think that it would be a good movie for children to watch.  Overall Rating: 5.1

Train Robbers

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I thought that this movie was okay considering that I don't really like John Wayne movies that much. I thought that it had a good ending and some good gun scenes during the chase. I also liked how they were never really sure where the enemy was the entire time. Some westerns show the men running from an enemy that they can see at all times. The only thing that I got confused with some of the time was who was shooting who in certain scenes.  Overall Rating: 5.7

Dirty Harry

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I thought this movie was better than some of the other Eastwood movies that I have seen in this genre.  Of course, this one had to be pretty good to begin a series of movies with the same character, Harry Callahan.  Eastwood doesnt give his partner quite as hard of a time and seems more like a good cop in this movie instead of just a loose cannon.  I think that the more of these movies that they made the more Harry had to be a little more of a rebel and a little less of a cop.  Overall Rating: 7.3

The Getaway

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I didn't think that this movie was that bad.  I mean how bad can it be when it has a man with a huge gun destroying everything that gets in his way.  The gun makes the whole movie.  I thought that it was a little unrealistic at times how these cops are completely unable to catch him.  I mean you think that when they got away the cops would radio ahead and have a road block set up. But to watch some good realistic action this movie is a good choice for you.  Hidden in all the action is a man's struggles to straighten things out with his wife.  Overall Rating: 7.0

The Bravados

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I thought this movie was not that bad.  It was your typical revenge movie about the whole way through but as the movie comes to a conclusion you find that the man did these killings for nothing.  he ended up killing the wrong men.  He then goes through a sort of repenting process where he goes into the church for his sins.  The church is a place that he has not been since his wife and child were killed.  So on a good note these wrong killings have brought back his faith in a way.  Overall Rating: 8.0