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Movies you'd love to hear JB's opinion on 
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Let's face it, none of us can get enough of JB's movie reviews. I check this site religiously to see if he has anything new, and sometimes reread his old reviews because I love his writing so much.

In a perfect world, JB would churn out about a half dozen new reviews a day, and a ReelThoughts more than once every two months. But since, in his words, he has a life now, let's see what movies we'd love to hear his opinion on. And JB, if you have seen one of the movies listed here, just give us a star rating, and if you feel so inclined, a sentence or two as to why.

-Dead Poets Society
-Ben & Arthur
-Amusement
-Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
-Footloose
-Dirty Dancing
-Single White Female
-Fatal Attraction
-Driving Miss Daisy
-The First Grader
-Shanghai (it hasn't been released in the US, but you can get a foreign copy)
-Life Above All
-Tommy Boy
-From Here to Eternity
-12 Angry Men
-Wrong Turn
-The Bicycle Thief
-The Messenger (he already told us that he saw it, but I'd like to read an actual review)
-Pandorum
-Equilibrium
-Confession
-A Few Good Men
-Belly
-Robot & Frank
-Black Irish
-O Jerusalem
-The Red Baron
-House of 1,000 Corpses
-Burke & Hare (due to JB's "warped" sense of humor and love for John Landis, I think he's really like this one)
-Tale of the Mummy
-Silent Night, Deadly Night
-My Dinner with Andre
-The Deer Hunter
-September Dawn
-Ghost Busters
-Feardotcom
-Bill & Ted (both)
-Zoo
-Wishmaster 2-4 (considering how much he hated the first one, I think he'd have an apoplexy at the thought of watching the others...still, there's nothing better than reading JB tearing into a terrible movie)

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Let's see:
Surviving The Game
Four Brothers
The Heat
Killers(2010)
Redemption
Colombiana
Predator
Darkest Hour
Five Days Of War
Armored
Extreme Ops
Stand-Up Guys
Gunmen
Universal Soldier
Black Dog

P.S. I enjoyed all the Wishmaster films, i'd be more curious to hear JB's thoughts on the Witchcraft films, which currently hold the record for longest running franchise with a whopping 13 films to date.


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-Pathology
-Ben-Hur
-The Ten Commandments
-Cleopatra

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JFK
Manhunter
The Blues Brothers
Malcolm X
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Drugstore COwboy

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I think Ferris Bueller's Day Off used to be in James' plan for reviewing significant movies in each decade, but (I'm fuzzy on the detail) either he didn't get engaged and finish it, or he didn't feel inspired by it enough to write a review, he left it out. So I'm guessing it's 2.5 rating. (a shame, I love that movie)

I'd love to hear James' thought on A Tale of Two Sisters (even though he's already reviewed the remake, The Uninvited).


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I think Ferris Bueller's Day Off used to be in James' plan for reviewing significant movies in each decade, but (I'm fuzzy on the detail) either he didn't get engaged and finish it, or he didn't feel inspired by it enough to write a review, he left it out. So I'm guessing it's 2.5 rating. (a shame, I love that movie)

I'd love to hear James' thought on A Tale of Two Sisters (even though he's already reviewed the remake, The Uninvited).

JB mentioned in his 1986 reelthoughts that he didn't particular care for that film, and I don't recall him ever making plans to review it.


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Guys...listing 10-30 titles is far, far less interesting than if you picked one or two and explained *why* you want JB to review it/them

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Vexer wrote:
JB mentioned in his 1986 reelthoughts that he didn't particular care for that film, and I don't recall him ever making plans to review it.


He did in his 1980's introduction reelthought.

http://www.reelviews.net/reelviewsforum/viewtopic.php?p=17567#p17567


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I don't have a specific movie in mind, but I was hoping JB will review more foreign films that has been released this year and the past 2 years (particularly those from non-European countries). Over the years I've noticed that JB has pretty much stuck to reviewing major Hollywood releases (with the odd British or independent film thrown in) whereas his selection was more eclectic during the earlier days of Reelviews.

Perhaps JB will have a chance to review more foreign or obscure films this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, or have a chance to review these films as part of his DVD reviews.


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JamesKunz wrote:
Guys...listing 10-30 titles is far, far less interesting than if you picked one or two and explained *why* you want JB to review it/them


*Taleswapper scraps his Top 100 list*


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-Ghost Busters


I remember him stating in his 1984 reelthought that he found it somewhat amusing. But overpraised.

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There's a movie I saw in an International Film series a couple years ago called Jar City. It is an Icelandic mystery/thriller that I found as dark if not darker than Se7en. I'd gone with a friend who is a huge movie buff as well, and I'm so glad I did as carrying the memories of the film around by myself would be (is) challenging. As we walked out of the theater to the car we felt drained, totally sapped of any lightheartedness we'd had on the way into the theater a couple hours before. Simply having someone who has seen it and can discuss it and how well it worked (but yet was decidedly NOT entertaining) was, in a strange way, relieving. It has been my goal to win the Beat Berardinelli Oscar contest and throw this one JB's way, but A. I'm not sure how available this movie is to stream or rent and B. I'm no damn good at picking Oscar winners.

To share a hell of a good movie and a hell of a tough ordeal, I'd pick Jar City (2006).

-I've heard rumor of an Americanized remake of this movie, but Iceland is such an essential character, I'm not sure how well it would work.

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Jeff Wilder wrote:
moviemkr7 wrote:
-Ghost Busters


I remember him stating in his 1984 reelthought that he found it somewhat amusing. But overpraised.


I would love to hear him expound on that. This is easily one of my favorite comedic movies. Ever.


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I wouldn't mind seeing him take on The Smurfs. GIve that the ass whooping ti deserves.

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I wouldn't mind seeing him take on The Smurfs. GIve that the ass whooping ti deserves.

Hell yes! I want to slap whoever greenlit that film.


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I wouldn't mind seeing him take on The Smurfs. GIve that the ass whooping ti deserves.

Hell yes! I want to slap whoever greenlit that film.


Thank you! It was fucking awful!

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moviemkr7 wrote:
Vexer wrote:
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I wouldn't mind seeing him take on The Smurfs. GIve that the ass whooping ti deserves.

Hell yes! I want to slap whoever greenlit that film.


Thank you! It was fucking awful!


It was. I vowed I wouldn't watch it because I could tell it was going to be awful. I'd gotten sucked in before with Scooby Doo (Raja Gosnell may very well be the worst director working in Hollywood right now) and unlike with that show, nostalgia wasn't a factor here. I'd liked the SMurfs when I was a kid. But try re-watching it as an adult and you note that it has not aged well at all.

Anyway I ended up at a friend's house and his kids had friends over. They'd brough the DVD with them. I ended up watching about 20 minutes of it.

The Smurfs is not a movie.

It's a piece of product pure and simple.

About 5 minutes in I contemplated a drinking game involving taking a drink every time the word Smurf was used ijn place fo other words. 10 minutes in I realized that if anyone tried that they were likely to end up in the emergency room.

Obvious pop culture references like Smurfette quoting Katy Perry while being voiced by Katy Perry. Real clever.

Luckily after 20 minutes some other firends showed up and I was able to get away from the Smurfs.

Just in case it isn't clear, the Smurfs is a massive pile of horrible smelling.....Smurf! And there's a sequel coming out this week. One movie I will definitely not be seeing.

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I wouldn't mind seeing him take on The Smurfs. GIve that the ass whooping ti deserves.


And the sequel.

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There's a movie I saw in an International Film series a couple years ago called Jar City. It is an Icelandic mystery/thriller that I found as dark if not darker than Se7en.

I didn't find "Mýrin" nearly as dark (which I take to mean grim/gloomy/depressing) as Se7en. It wasn't even as dark as the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo come to think of it. I found it similar to the Red Riding films, i.e. not to suggest it's light and uplifting or anything, but not otherwise a particularly hard watch (e.g. The War Zone). Solid compelling film though, no issues on Jar City's quality.


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nitrium wrote:
Awf Hand wrote:
There's a movie I saw in an International Film series a couple years ago called Jar City. It is an Icelandic mystery/thriller that I found as dark if not darker than Se7en.

I didn't find "Mýrin" nearly as dark (which I take to mean grim/gloomy/depressing) as Se7en. It wasn't even as dark as the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo come to think of it. I found it similar to the Red Riding films, i.e. not to suggest it's light and uplifting or anything, but not otherwise a particularly hard watch (e.g. The War Zone). Solid compelling film though, no issues on Jar City's quality.


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