Today I Watched...

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Yesterday, I watched the entire Lord of the Ring trilogy Extended Editions. Quite a ride
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1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon...my most favorite of all the old Universal monster flicks!!!

I have the Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein, and Mummy series from the same era, working through them for Halloween fun!
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The One and Only Ivan : based on a true story of a gorilla who grew up with humans and when he got too big, he ended up in a mall as an attraction. After years, public outcry for his release to a professional animal location (rescue or zoo) finally saw him out of the tiny space and into a large enclosure with other gorillas. Oh, and he paints as well. A Disney film, hitting plenty of their stock ideas (parental death *bambi, etc*, young elephant made to perform *dumbo*, a game of animal tag *lion king*, one gruff dog sharing food with a fancy dog *lady & the tramp), with good use of cgi animals (jungle book, lion king)..some slow spots but still enjoyable with some tugs at the ol' heart strings.
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Pathfinder (2007) : A young Viking child is left behind after a ransacking of an American Indian village, to be found and raised by an family that survived similar destruction. He grows up and is never accepted into the tribe, as he looks different, his skin is white. When the Vikings return, most of the tribe is killed off, and the young man saves the rest, earning him a place in the tribe and the title Ghost Warrior. Karl Urban plays the young Viking left behind and Clancy Brown (might remember him as the Kurgen from "Highlander') plays the head Viking raider. This reminded me a lot of Conan the Barbarian, both in visuals and plot, and there was a completely stolen moment from 'King Arthur', that was made a couple years earlier. Not bad, not great. Shirtless Urban gets extra yummy points!
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Love and Monsters (2020): a fun apocalyptic monster movie that reminded me of Zombieland, in approach and humor and story arc. Good beasties, plenty of jump-scares, a kickass dog and decent acting. Silly and enjoyable in the best 'take your mind off the world' way!
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The Mummy. The original. Next is Frankenstein, the original as well.

This is while I am downlo... Err... acquiring seasons 2-6 of Downton Abbey.
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When you say "The Mummy" original I take it you're talking black and white (1932) and not 1999.

Not that there's anything wrong with the 1999 version. That movie excellent from start to finish. The trailer made it look like a riot from start to finish and that's pretty much what it delivered.
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wait, Mummy with Brendan Frasier isn't the Original?! ...

... Wow.
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AlexMcpherson79 wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:33 pm wait, Mummy with Brendan Frasier isn't the Original?! ...

... Wow.
Gosh, no. Boris Karloff, 1932:
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Over the Moon (2020): a sickly sweet animated film from Netflix, with overly bright colors and super high pitched nasal singing.

Utter migraine inducing nightmare!!
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