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  • Queen: Days of Our Lives

    Queen: Days of Our Lives

    ★★½

    By the numbers documentary covering Queen's career and hits. Watchable but didn't tell me much new. I didn't know Death on Two Legs, the opener on A Night at the Opera, is about them being screwed over financially by the record company.

  • Despicable Me

    Despicable Me

    ★★★★½

    Should have watched it sooner. Funny, sweet, and imaginative. Suitable for all ages and with memorable characters. The songs don’t overpower the entertaining story though you have to suspend your disbelief at times, as the rocket building, for instance, was unrealistic. The scene with the puppet book may make you cry.

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  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★½

    Could be David Cronenberg's most important, visionary, and ambitious work. A cult film that is disturbing and visually grotesque, so not for the faint of heart.
    Thought-provoking, not least because the film is a window into the future: Freely available information, avatar names, the limits of satisfaction and entertainment, the effects on your surroundings and on the mind of watching violence, sex or torture, and whether entertainment is at the expense of something more worthwhile. Does viewing kill our brain…

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★

    Just got back from the cinema. Chapter 2 goes for a comedic horror approach and isn’t as scary as the 2017 film. Tonally a bit all over the place. I was never bored during the almost 3 hour running time, but lacked the sustained charm and cohesion of chapter 1. The story works better with children going on the adventure, it feels implausible (in both the 1990 mini-series and the 2019 film) that grown-ups are doing these things. The aspect…