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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Odd take on the superhero genre, with Melissa McCarthy displaying her usual spunky tongue-in-cheek style. Although poorly rated on IMDb, I found the characterizations and interplay to be entertainingly silly-but-witty. Maybe not a cinematic masterpiece, but more fun to watch than you might expect. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Well-intentioned revenge tale about a woman who lets her deep-seated frustrations manifest into violence against those close to her. Had the filmmakers pared down the unessential verbal exchanges, lessened the symbolistic visual references, and edited the sequences chronologically, it would have had a much greater impact on me. Worth seeing, just felt it needed wider focus on the primary subject matter. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Based on true events, Robert Patrick’s portrayal of tough-guy Gary Tison is both believable and disturbing. As the domineering head of his clan, Patrick devises a brazen prison escape, not allowing anything or anyone to stand in his way to freedom. Engrossing story, gritty and realistic. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Entusiastic animated adventure story with a spy-oriented theme, complete with decent animation, clever dialog, and entertaining characters. Featuring a host of weird incarnations, including some minion-styled cookie-creatures, magical mermaids, and a couple of not-so-nice witches. Some of the voice characterizations were pretty bland, but overall a treat for both kids and adults. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Ambitious low-budget film with the familiar theme of two people inadvertently switching bodies. Allison Carter Thomas provided the standout performance as the possessively-evil girlfriend. Not as engaging as 2002’s Hot Chick, but did have some fun moments. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Likeably cute Australian animated film mainly intended for the kids, but did bring smiles and chuckles to me throughout. Missing some finer detail like an Illumination project, but certainly competent even in this form. Inspiring and genuinely fun. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Expecting something akin to 2011’s The Raid or 2004’s District B13, this well-intentioned film lacked the anticipated intensity for me. More a study of human interactions during a volatile civil situation, showcasing the shifting personal beliefs of the principal characters. Being among the minority of people who prefer having the original foreign audio with subtitles, I also felt it lost considerable impact with the English overdubs. Still glad I was able to see it, just seemed surprisingly mediocre for me. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Although the 2017 release has essentially the same concept, this 2021 incarnation is the original intent envisioned and captured on film by Zack Snyder. After completing a 214 minute edit of the movie, Snyder was called away on a family matter in early 2017 before finishing the project. He was replaced by Joss Whedon, who was instructed by the studio to reshoot the majority of the filmwork and pare the runtime down to two hours. Even though this revitalization of Snyder’s 2016 efforts has an overwhelming 242-minute duration, it is a real treat for us superhero fans. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Solid premise for a revenge thriller with a tidy pace and good filmwork, but could have used more grittiness to make it truly memorable. Featuring a dramatic-intensity similar to 2014’s Big Driver, it was enjoyable even though leaving a lot to the imagination. Nicely-orchstrated conclusion. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Barry. Heartwarming story about the difficulties encountered by Santa and his helpers in delivering millions of presents on Christmas Eve. In the original two-dimensional form it just was not very impressive, but seeing it again with the well-placed use of the 3D effect the movie really came to life for me. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Cyber Girl. Imaginative movie with a ridiculous yet smartly-orchestrated premise. Bloodshed and gore, mixed with stereotypical retail-store behavior initially kept the theme light. Towards the end it turned dark, finishing up with a not-so-satisfying ending. Vaguely reminiscent of 2010’s Rubber, but not as mind-numbingly dumb. Due for wider distribution later this month, hopefully on Blu-ray. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Barry. Great story, highly-detailed animation, and fantastic 3D action. Too much to see in a single viewing. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Barry. Nicely-detailed animated feature, using the 3D effect primarily to give the characters depth and presence. Mainly for the youngsters, but entertaining enough to keep me watching. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you, Barry. Colorful story with Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Zach Galifianakis perfectly suited for their roles as two cats and an egg. Great use of the 3D effect, featuring lots of visuals to place the viewer right up front in the action. Very entertaining. Best regards, Dana
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    Thank you for updating the links, Cyber Girl. Thanks also to Barry for the original post. Stylish thriller, featuring film-noir styled performances by Michael Caine, Angie Dickenson, and Karen Allen. Remember seeing this many years ago, but this unrated version has scenes not previously included. Impressive movie, nicely restored. Best regards, Dana