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Cold Pursuit 7/10

Not your typical Liam Neeson movie with a fair bit of dark humour

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I knew there will be lots of comment about Joker!

 

I want to recommend Green book - it creates such a positive effect, I'm more than impressed

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Forget Rush

Ford vs Ferrari could very well be the best racing movie of all time

 

https://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2019/11/ford-vs-ferrari-movie-review.html?m=1

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Ford vs Ferrari: somewhat cliched, two mavericks up against the system (Ford)


only * * * I’m afraid, worth a look I suppose, some fun wisecracks through the movie, Christian Bale quite good.

Some background reading

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_24_Hours_of_Le_Mans
 
the GT40 was a cool looking machine, but god, those Ferraris looked fantastic!

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First Man Movie Review

I recently picked it up on 4k UHD and well, it's a blast

Now astronaut movies tend towards the heroic, with great bravado, and many last minute by the skin of your teeth moments, and yes it does deliver in this aspect in heaps, but this movie is a lot more than just thrills and spills. 

My first impression of astronaut movies was "The Right Stuff" a movie which chronicles the adventures of early space exploration, and Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks and co reinforced this impression of astronauts as cool dudes who performed well under pressure and can do crazy calculations to save their crew with just a slide rule. 

But this movie gives a different perspective and gave me a new found admiration of men in space and Neil in particular.

 

They may have taken some artistic license with his moments on the moon but the movie focuses on him as sensitive man, a family man and a quiet man. If there was a strong silent type, I now associate it with Neil Armstrong. Buzz on the other hand was portray in a less than positive light and I hope it was just the movie makers trying to give some contrast, but it seems he resented not being first on the moon instead of appreciating that he was the second man.

 

Action and surround sound fans will not have to worry. Despite the dramatic moments, there are many reason to get this as a demo disc. Not only for the booming rockets, but for the moments of silence and the claustrophobic moments in the capsule and the test flights. The soundtrack is another highlight and it's worth your money to get it.

 

The role of his wife went to Claire Foy and she does more than just play a wife. With the few moments she has, she steals the show and they play off each other nicely. 

 

A solid 4.5 and for space movie lovers, this is a keeper. 

 

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Just play the landing scene... gripping to the 10th degree and the emotional ending was a very poignant moment 

 

 

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Uncut Gems -

 

This movie has been getting a lot of praise as of late. I think it really is deserving for the most part. Adam Sandler kills it here and it really reminds us of what he is capable of when he takes on a decent role and when he works with competent people who know what they are doing. It shows us the ugly side of a gambling addiction, moreso than I feel we get to see in most movies about this topic. A lot of it works but then theres some instances where I was ready to zone out, some of the supporting cast are also great. Having never seen a Safdie brothers film before I was pleasantly surprised by this. I'd recommend this to anyone who was thinking of it, but maybe reigning in some of your expectations.

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