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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Mucius_Scaevola View Post
    Irma La Douce 9.9/10

    Great performances by Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. I honestly can't find anything wrong with this film.
    Jack Lemmon starts going over the top a bit when he plays the rich guy. But that's another story.

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    Captain Phillips 10/10

    From the opening scene to the end Tom Hanks had me hooked. Suspenseful, just believable enough, and it made you feel the point of view of both parties. I'm not a rah-rah Merica Right or Wrong person but seeing the battleships coming at the pirate craft reminded me how stupidly powerful our military is.

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    The Muppets: Most Wanted - 6/10. I absolutely loved the previous outing, but this just fell flat. Not terrible, just flat.
    The Lego Movie - 7.5/10. Great fun, but disjointed here and there. Maybe a touch too kiddish?
    Captain America: The Winter Solder - 10/10. Just a blast, start to finish.

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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    7/10

    This John Sturges film is neither the best nor the worst cinematic retelling of the story of Wyatt Earp (Burt Lancaster), Doc Holliday (Kirk Douglas), and the 1881 shootout in Tombstone, AZ, which made them famous. It's a pretty good action western, but it is very unsubtle, even heavy-handed, in both script and tone. I've often felt that it would have worked better if the two leads had switched roles. Douglas excelled at portraying characters like the rigidly righteous Earp of the script, while Lancaster, although his rugged physique would have been even less apt for the tubercular Holliday than was Douglas, was a master at playing morally ambiguous protagonists.

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    Django

    1/10

    The most absurd stupid movie I have ever seen.

    A preponderance of the words nigger and white boy wita little black rap..

    A rather silly black character version of Clint Eastwood in his spaghetti westerns.

    You go your A movies and B movies, this one is a D.

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    Captain America - The Winter Soldier

    Overall, this is a really good film. I'd say on par with the first Ironman, with the bonus of this not being an origins film.

    I think the story falls a little with the cliche infiltrated plot line. Additionally said infiltration of Hydra, while interesting, seemed entirely unpredictable. Instead of leading up to a potential infiltration with a hint here and there... it just is. That felt a bit betraying, plot wise.



    The film was shot well, overall the plot does hold together, and the characters do develop decently. The individual mind sets of each of the Avenger characters is getting laid out pretty well.

    3 of 4

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    My main problem with Cap II is that there just seemed to be way too many Hydra agents. I get that they infiltrated some key positions, had a few teams of bad guys, etc, but it looked like they had a huge number of evil people who were content to just sit there and spend a few decades as sleeper agents until they got activated early by Fury figuring out something was wrong. It got worse in the SHIELD TV show (despite it being one of the most awesome hour's of television that I've seen in a long time) when Hydra took over like every single SHIELD base in the world. It's overdoing the infiltration plotline just a little bit.

    The Hail Hydra meme that's going around the internet with all the pics is pretty funny, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    My main problem with Cap II is that there just seemed to be way too many Hydra agents. I get that they infiltrated some key positions, had a few teams of bad guys, etc, but it looked like they had a huge number of evil people who were content to just sit there and spend a few decades as sleeper agents until they got activated early by Fury figuring out something was wrong. It got worse in the SHIELD TV show (despite it being one of the most awesome hour's of television that I've seen in a long time) when Hydra took over like every single SHIELD base in the world. It's overdoing the infiltration plotline just a little bit.

    The Hail Hydra meme that's going around the internet with all the pics is pretty funny, though.
    Agreed. They didn't infiltrate it, Shield was it.

    The other thing was

    They go through all this trouble creating that guy's brain on tape (to be honest, I don't think the facility was anywhere large enough to do that), and just blow it up without a second thought. Couldn't they have simply locked down the facility, nerve gas or something and kept the brain on tape?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Agreed. They didn't infiltrate it, Shield was it.

    The other thing was

    They go through all this trouble creating that guy's brain on tape (to be honest, I don't think the facility was anywhere large enough to do that), and just blow it up without a second thought. Couldn't they have simply locked down the facility, nerve gas or something and kept the brain on tape?
    Ya, that made no sense at all. They have him on computer, but don't back him up to any better servers or anything over the past 40 years? He has enough of an internet connection to launch missiles at himself but not enough to sign up for a SkyDrive or something to save a copy? He's a key player in the implementation of a machiavellian plot that Hydra's spent generations working on, but he's not worth so much as having an unpaid intern hang around to make a phone call if he's threatened? His inclusion in the movie was just a completely useless aside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Ya, that made no sense at all. They have him on computer, but don't back him up to any better servers or anything over the past 40 years?
    Do we know that he isn't backed up to the cloud somewhere?

    Zola is a major villain in the Cap America universe, second perhaps only to Red Skull in frequency of appearance. And that's a oft-used trope in comics:

    Hero: "You! I thought you were dead!*"

    *ED: See Issue #348

    Villain: "Fool! You only defeated a (copy|clone|backup|mirage|whathaveyou) of my essence! With my power, I will always survive!!"

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