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  • The Night They Took Miss Beautiful

    The Night They Took Miss Beautiful

    If you can't guess from the title, 'The Night they took Miss Beautiful' is a hijack/ransom TV movie involving beauty pageant contestants. On the surface, that's all it is, but dig a little deeper and there's something more. Or is there?

    By featuring a hijack, TNTTMB just sneaks into this list, but the bulk of this film is earthbound, alas. The top 5 finalists are on their way to the Bahamas in a very old seaplane, of all things, when…

  • Airport '77

    Airport '77

    I watched 'The Poseidon Adventure' [1972] the evening before I gave 'Airport '77' a spin, which turned out to be mixed blessings. I'd read a brief synopsis of the third in the 'Airport' films, and it seemed a good idea to remind myself of a similar underwater disaster movie. However, after watching the superior film first, 'Airport '77' seemed even more wishy-washy in comparison.

    The premise of the film is the same, more or less, as any other of the…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Week 52: 'Godzilla, King of the Monsters' [2019]
    Is Godzilla in it? Yes

    The monsters are among us. Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) has invented a device known as the Orca to communicate with the Titans, but is kidnapped along with her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) and the device on its trial run. Her ex-husband Mark (Kyle Chandler) is enlisted to help rescue them. But when the monsters start emerging from their slumbers, it becomes unclear whose side some people…

  • The Host

    The Host

    The US military dump formaldehyde into the Han river, later causing a large and ferocious mutation. This giant amphibious fish begins eating and storing away the local population, while the government investigate claims of a resulting virus infecting those who cross its path and otherwise survive. The film follows the trials of a dysfunctional family as they try to evade the government and rescue their youngest relation.

    This film was a pleasant surprise, expertly mixing various genres in its circuitous…