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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Nice follow-up adventure in the X-Men series, filled with an intriguing story and impressive special effects. Maybe a little too heavy on the drama side, but the action segments were pretty amazing. Enjoyable fantasy. Thanks also to Barry for the added links. Best regards, Dana
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    Thanks, Barry. Very effective sci-fi-thriller. This film and 2011's prequel are must-sees for horror fans. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Barry. One of the best killer-shark films I have seen, having watched it several times over the past years since release. Convincing acting, great special effects, lots of carnage, and even a bit of humor thrown in for good measure. Definitely a must see for fans of the genre. Appreciate your posting it. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you Barry. Hesitated watching this because of the three-hour length, which can make it difficult to hold my attention unless the filmmakers really create something special. Nice to see they did. Bringing virtually all the Avengers together was an impressive feat, and with the exception of only a few sequences, there was never a dull moment. The action was spectacular, and was definitely made for the big screen. Great finale to the series, at least for now. Thanks also to Cyber Girl for the added links. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you very much for posting this title, Cyber Girl. This was a true undiscovered gem for me, having watched it multiple times. Why it never made it to Blu-ray is beyond me, but at least it can still be found on DVD. Great story, solid acting, and an intense creep factor made it truly memorable. Thanks again for bringing this one back for others to enjoy. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Bold telling of the effect the drug cartels have on children who have been orphaned by both intentional and collateral violence against their parents. Although I felt the supernatural element was not really necessary, it did add glimmers of both hope and final justice to the story. Sad knowing that this situation exists in reality, even though the director did substantially limit focusing on the true visual atrocities committed by the unscrupulous gangs. The child actors were very good in this movie, as was the filmwork. Definitely worth at least a one-time watch. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you Cyber Girl. Passed by initially because of the low IMDb ratings, then decided to give it a chance. In my mind, the reviewers’ comments regarding poor acting and filming were unjustified, as I felt the cast and film crew did a very competent job, despite the apparent low-budget nature of the film. Maybe not the best balance between the drama and action, plus the gang members were not as threatening as expected, but overall this was definitely worth the viewing for me. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Expecting another typical real-killer-in-a-haunted-house movie, I was happily surprised to find this film took a different approach. Rather than simply jump scares and an unknown murderer, here there are multiple threatening entities, including the trap-filled labyrinth within the house itself. Reasonable acting, convincing special effects, and competent filming helped keep me engaged in the story. Even though the reason for the mayhem was not completely explained, the satisfying ending made me forget any plot shortcomings. Really liked it. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Gripping spy-thriller showcasing the many skills of a female operative harboring mixed allegiances, but only focused on a single personal goal. Maybe a little longer than needed to tell the story, and some of the interleaving of past and present events were initially confusing, but the well-choreographed action sequences and continual twists more than enough made up for any lapses in continuity. Reminiscent of films like 2017’s Atomic Blonde and 2011’s Haywire. Very enjoyable. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you Cyber Girl. Solid re-telling of the 1988 original, featuring a different storyline and an even creepier-looking killer-doll. The primary cast, special effects, and filming were all very good, my only quibble being the voice chosen for Buddi. Mark Hamill did well in Star Wars, but his vocalization was just not menacing enough for me as the heir to Chucky. Although it did not dilute the chaos, I felt Hamill’s more-reserved approach did have a negative effect on maintaining tension in some of the scenes. Nonetheless, as a fan of the whole Child’s Play series, I found this latest entry both fun and entertaining. Thanks also to Barry for the added links. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Barry. Even though not really a fan of point-of-view and security-camera styled films, I did find this particular one had enough interesting characters and plausible situations to hold my interest. Unwary film students pitted against cartel thugs harboring trafficked women made for an irresistible combination of good-versus-evil. Surprisingly enjoyable, complete with a satisfying ending. Added thanks go to Cyber Girl for the extra links. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. The mystery of why only four gang members were shown on most DVD covers may have had to do with the censoring of earlier releases. Apparently, there were over four minutes cut from the original film to make it qualify for release in the UK at the time. By today's standards, it is nothing out of the ordinary. The 2015 Blu-ray from Shout Factory and 2008 DVD from Anchor Bay does show the whole gang on the covers. Interesting. Best regards, Dana P.S. To the best of my knowledge and research, the links provided here are of the 98-minute uncensored version. This includes an additional 17 seconds of carnage and mayhem, which were missing from the R-Rated US release. Very memorable film. Thanks again, Cyber Girl.
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    Thanks, Barry. This was probably upscaled from a DVD copy, given the level of clarity. Still a good copy, much appreciated. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. There were quite a few questionable horror films produced in the 80’s, but this one turned out to be a surprisingly-good entry in the killer-rocker genre. Decent action and special effects, competent acting and sets, and even a couple of real rock-stars thrown in just for fun helped keep the story moving right along. Enjoyable implausibility. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you Cyber Girl. Competent psychological-supernatural thriller made convincing by a strong lead performance by Denzel Washington. It began well and built nicely on the mystery of the continued killing, but the supernatural element seemed a bit hokey and not as well integrated as it could have been. Admittedly, I am not a fan of either psychological or supernatural themes, but Denzel's sincerity in the roles he plays drew me in to watch the film. Not bad overall. Best regards, Dana
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