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Haven’t seen a anthology-comedy movie in some time. As every portmanteau-film it has it’s great and really crappy parts.

Be not distracted by the the superwoman/girl.

Maniac

I had already mentioned the movie here, before I watched it. All my expectations have been fulfilled. A re-watch worth the movie is. Great tribute to the original film, and the whole  psycho-killer-exploitation genre. Forget Fro*do, Frank is from now on the man who’s face will pop-up in your memory, after you have heard Elijah’s name.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Red Hook Summer reminded me of an another Spike Lee Joint – Crooklyn, it also has a bit of Clockers inside. The film manages to put you into a in-da-hood climate, where a sins-from-the-past-story will be told. When the good man teaches, the bible will preach itself. Praise the Lord, Hallelujah.

It happens very often, that movies that had been released on DVD/bluray elsewhere, are celebrating (or awaiting)  their theatrical premiere in Germany. Same happened when it comes to How I spent… (a.k.a. Get the Gringo). I was able to watch it on a sneak peak screening, although I’m not 100% sure if this movie got a real theatrical release in Germany.  But lets get back to the movie itself. This is an exceptionally good Mel Gibson flick (it really is). Sarcastic main character narration, Mexican prison micro-republic environment, nice supporting characters, and a well written story will give almost a Lethal Weapon-like experience.

Audie “the Apache” Murphy

No, it’s not a typo, Audie Murphy is one of the most decorated WWII soldiers America’s, and a star of 44 movies. The following 2 are not his finest but they are also not his worst. Looking forward to watch the remaining 41 films.

 

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