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The Hobbit (1966)
5/10
Strange Take of The Hobbit
14 February 2020
This is the first time The Hobbit was ever on film. It is one of the most bizarre animations I have seen. There is something novel of this one - it's awful, terrible film short yet something charming about it. It is attention grabbing!

You'll find Bilbo is in-love with a princess - marries her in the end. The dwarves are practically non-existent. Very little air time for Gandalf.

As one person said: "It looks as if the film makers was eating some of Radagast's mushrooms." - and it really does!

5/10
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Accused: Tracie's Story (2012)
Season 2, Episode 1
9/10
Sean Bean is Amazing
21 January 2020
The extremely versatile and talented Sean Bean plays Simon/Tracy. Simon is a man with a mundane teaching career by day, by night he is Tracy a drag queen that satisfies men. One day he meets Tony - a man fascinated by Tracy. Tracy and Tony begin to see each other and one night Tracy tells Tony that he/she believes he is married - Tony lies and says his wife died. They continue their relationship and the begin fall in-love. What happens in the end I cannot reveal - but I can say this episode is well worth watching - just have a couple of handkerchiefs handy.

9.5/10
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Tolkien (2019)
8/10
Good - But Not Long Enough
9 January 2020
The film is satisfying for the most part - I just wished there was another hour tagged onto the ending which would show us how he created some of his legendarium.

The film mainly focuses on his friendships and romance with Edith in school - very little of the war was shown. Also showed his relationships with a couple of his teachers.

You will easily see in the film how things connected to his books - hidden references as well obvious ones.

Very good movie if you like biographies, romances and/or Tolkien.

8/10
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5/10
Not What I Was Hoping For
11 December 2019
I have no idea what I was really hoping for out of this film - it's good don't get me wrong but was a bit dull for my tastebuds. I normally enjoy these films of the 60s but this one just didn't do it for me.

5/10
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7/10
Plesant Surprise
11 December 2019
Ailurophobia is the fear of cats - our star, Michael Sarrazin, has got it badly. This is one of the better movies where our feline house cats are made to look fiercely deadly to humans. Give this film a try -- really good.

7/10
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Home for the Holidays (1972 TV Movie)
5/10
Pretty Good Horror-Thriller
9 December 2019
Decent horror-thriller from the 1970s. Some of the acting is a bit over the top but I expect it from these older films. Worth watching - recommended

5/10
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Night of Terror (1972 TV Movie)
1/10
It's Blah!
9 December 2019
I generally love these 1970s TV movies - especially the thrillers and horrors but this one I found lame - not much of a story to keep my interest though I do believe others my like this film - give it a chance!

1/10
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Rearview Mirror (1984 TV Movie)
5/10
Decent Thriller
9 December 2019
Decent TV Thriller - ending is somewhat predictable but overall an good watch. The acting in this one is top notch. Good story.

5/10
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Blackout (1985)
1/10
ZZZZZZZZZZZ
9 December 2019
BOORRRRINGGGG! Was not remotely interested in this - I love a good thriller/horror but this sucked. The film might interest some viewers but I just couldn't like it.

1/10
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The People (1972 TV Movie)
1/10
S-L-O-W
9 December 2019
Snail's pace. Too mellow and drab - really needed some spice mixed in. The lead actress is monotoned though out most of it which turns into a snooze fest quickly. I like the idea behind the film but it's just to dull for me.

1/10
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Through Naked Eyes (1983 TV Movie)
1/10
Watch for David Soul Only
9 December 2019
David Soul is the only good thing about this film - seriously. I enjoy TV films of the 70s and 80s but this one was not my cup of tea. It took way to long to get to the murderer - the reason we are watching the film.

1/10
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Killjoy (1981 TV Movie)
1/10
LAME
9 December 2019
What a very lame film. I normally love the old made for TV movies of the 1970s - most are diamonds in the rough but this one is just terrible. Over acting, not much of a decent story and - just all over dull film.

1/10
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Hotline (1982 TV Movie)
3/10
MEH!
9 December 2019
One good scene about 10 minutes into the film then it's all down hill. Predictable, average and mildly interesting. I guess I was hoping for more since Lynda Carter is the star but it fell greatly after 30 minutes into it.

3/10
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Heatwave! (1974 TV Movie)
1/10
Yawn Fest
9 December 2019
If you are looking for a film to put you to sleep - you got one right here. Usually I enjoy the 1970s TV movies and the disaster flick but this one was just drawn out and boring. Took them half the film to get to the small isolated town but the problems began from the start.

1/10
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9/10
Informative
26 November 2019
Very beautiful presentation of the story and informative explanations of the literature. In the end, it talks of Tolkien's influences on rock music. Very good documentary - recommend to Tolkien fans!

9/10
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8/10
Enchanting Adaptation
22 November 2019
A very lush and dreamy screen adaption of Shakespeare's play. The sets are amazing - the costumes are beautiful! Very good! Worth the time to watch if you enjoy plays on film and beautiful fantasies.

8/10
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3/10
Dull Film
17 November 2019
I guess I expected more from this film. I watched it only for Bela Lugosi - and it's his earliest surviving film. I wanted to like this movie - I really did but the film really lacked a better story.

3/10
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Black Beauty (1994)
9/10
Stunning
5 October 2019
Warning: Spoilers
Lovely film! I read the book as a teen, I remembered enjoying it. The film: I confess I bought the film for Sean Bean - but would have enjoyed it even if he wasn't in the movie.

Beauty's story almost brought me to tears a few times -- mainly the relationship of him and Ginger - got the feels watching.

9/10
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The Haunted (1991 TV Movie)
7/10
Pretty Good Ghost Story
10 September 2019
Pretty good ghost story & is worth watching if you like this sorta thing but it's nothing new to see - your typical "ghost story": They move into a new place, the haunting starts slow then builds up to getting more violent, priest gets called in to bless the place which makes the ghosts/demons more angry and then they move out in the end.

7/10
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The Haunting of Sarah Hardy (1989 TV Movie)
1/10
YAWN! Not a Ghost Story
10 September 2019
I like Morgan Fairchild and Selea Ward but this is a terrible film. The film brings nothing new to the table - it's your basic thing: Rich woman, her husband and his lover - the husband and lover wants to drive her to suicide and take "all that money" (as they say). Nothing new - YAWN!

1/10
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7/10
Good Ghost Story
10 September 2019
This one is based on Henry James' classic tale "Turn of the Screw".

This is a slower burner - it is a drama with bits of subtle spookiness at the beginning but by then end of the film there are several creepy scenes.

I can't give away the film's ending for first time viewers but I can say that Miles (the boy in the film) I wanted to paddle his butt thoughout most of the movie but towards the ending you'll understand why he acted that way - and it's sickening what was going on with him and his sister Flora. Worth watching!

7/10
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1/10
"I Told Ya, They Were In A Store" - HaHa
10 September 2019
Best parts of the film is towards the beginning listing to the lady tell them "I told ya, there were in a store" -- I thought it was going to be a comedy-horror from that. The other fun part is about one hour into the flick when the Devil, Adrian aka Andrew, is rocking out at the party in his white clown face make-up!! Outside of those two things that were funny - the film is NOT worth watching.

I suggest passing this film - it really is awful.

1/10
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Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990 TV Movie)
3/10
Not That Good
10 September 2019
I agree that this is sorta a Nancy Drew story as our main character, Elaine Kalisher, tries to find out what is going on - we watch her solve the mystery that we already know the answer to.

Not a great film but an okay watch for killing an hour and a half if nothing else to do or watch.

3/10
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Witchboard (1986)
4/10
It's Okay
10 September 2019
This film does not have a lot of gore - but some blood. They put more into an actual story and suspense than special gory effects - which I like about the film.

The story is basically 2 men in-love with the same woman - they used to be best friends but time changed that. During the course of the film, their old friendship strengthens again but so does the Ouija. There is no real reason the Ouija does what it's doing but if it didn't we would not have a film.

4/10
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Satan's School for Girls (1973 TV Movie)
5/10
It's Alright
7 September 2019
Elizabeth's sister was found hanging in Elizabeth home. Elizabeth does not believe her sister committed suicide so she joins the girl's school that her sister went to in order to conduct her own investigation as to what happened to her sister.

The title gives away the ending of the film. It's not a bad movie but not as good as I expected it to me - I had higher hopes for it.

5/10
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