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War Horse - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 2515   0
There is a retro feel to War Horse. The bonding of a boy and an animal, the human like intelligence displayed by the creature, and how it can feel and express emotions are all straight out of a 1960's Disney movie. The saturated colors and almost too perfect sets and settings bring to mind the great technicolor epics of the 30's and 40's. This story follows the adventures of a horse named Joey as it experiences The Great War in Europe and provides a link between the several vignettes featuring the people that are in possession of the...
Gilda - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 2399   0
"It's a thin line between love and hate." So sang The Persuaders and they were never so right. Sometimes there is an attraction so powerful between two people that it can burn. Like a fire it becomes a destroyer. In Gilda the love/hate story between Gilda and Johnny enters a death spiral of mutual antagonism, despair, and longing. It isn't pretty, it isn't fun, but it's hard to look away. There are some great performances but the show is totally stolen by Rita Hayworth. She is beautiful, no doubt, but more than that she is sexy. So palpable is...
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997) - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 3611   0
We all know the titles of Jules Verne's famous works; Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in 80 Days, Dick Sand a Captain at Fifteen. Okay, you probably haven't heard of that last one but you certainly know 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I would bet, though, that I'm not alone in never having read one, 20,000 Leagues included and yet I know the basic story line. Crazy captain has a sub that gets eaten by an octopus. This made for TV version of the story does have the captain and a sub devouring sea...
The Hobbit - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 3858   0
For one, like myself, who is overly familiar with the story of The Hobbit, it is difficult to break the bond with the story as written and take the movie interpretation on it's own merits. However, this is a thing you must do, If you don't it could ruin your enjoyment of this movie and that would be tragic because it is spectacular. From a purely visual perspective, every frame is a delight. From the intial scenes of the kingdom of Erebor to the scenes of Rivendell to the escape from Goblin Town to the flight of the...
Lords of Dogtown - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 2638   0
The exultation of motion, the seduction of speed, the thrill of reckless danger, but most of all the duality of existence. The feeling that while I am at once both more and less a part of the world around me. I transcend it, I pass through it, I sense it but it cannot touch me. That is what it feels like to ride a motorcycle. And I suspect it is a feeling shared by the skate punks of Venice Beach circa 1975 when they leave the shitty everyday world behind and ride their boards. The story is a familiar...
The Two Jakes - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 2602   0
You mix a flawed or emotionally wounded protagonist, a femme fetale, some whiskey taken straight and a mystery and you've got yourself a Film Noir, right? The Two Jakes has all the components even going the extra mile to include the required American made convertible that is issued to all graduates of The Hard Boiled School of Detection. It comes very close to being a great example of the genre but it is missing something. Perhaps it's as fundamental as the plot. Film Noir and mystery stories in general should have a plot you need to pay attention to....
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 2473   0
I'm just going to come out and say it. I love "pulp" fiction. I love adventure stories. The kind that were produced in prodigious quantities in the 30's and 40's. The Prisoner of Zenda is one such story. It has everything it should have. A handsome and strong hero who puts honor and duty ahead of personal interest. A beautiful woman worth fighting for. A dastardly villain we can hate and his even more reprehensible henchman. It has gun fights. It has daring rescues and narrow escapes. It has one of the finest sword duels I have ever seen....
Indie Game the Movie - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated May 01, 2017 2968   0
The ease with which a creator can get his vision directly into the hands of the consumer becomes greater and greater everyday. The old systems of distribution,the publishing houses, the movie studios, the record labels become more and more dated and obsolete. What do the gatekeepers of content guard when the walls to either side of their doorway have been destroyed? In this documentary we spend some time with a few creators in the field of indie video games. Three sides are presented. The first is the thoughts of the man who made the very successful game...
Flame and Citron: Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 2440   0
War is a destroyer; a destroyer of people, of places, of judgement, and of beliefs. In Flame and Citron we follow the lives of two members of the Danish resistance in World War Two. We watch as these men who began their careers with high ideals and a belief in their cause become worn down not only by the killings they engage in but also by the loss of those ideals as it slowly dawns on them that nothing is pure and nobody is to be trusted and everything is rotten. The movie is "based on actual events" which...
Looper - Tow Jockey Five Second Review
 
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R repoman Updated January 28, 2015 3052   0
Love is powerful. It can make us do crazy things. The lengths to which a person will go got get it, to keep it, and to protect it can be quite extreme. How far would you go for love? Would you let the whole world burn to protect those dearest to you? That is one of the central themes running through the great time travel movie, Looper, but it is not the only one. The power of free will confronts the momentum of fate. The importance of fathers in the life of men is also is also put to...
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