AFI’s Goal Update – Goodfellas

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I liked this movie. It was a good movie. I really liked Robert De Niro’s character. I didn’t like Joe Pesci’s character because he was crazy hostile for no reason. Napoleon complex or anger issues? Who knows. I like how the story was told and I didn’t mind Ray Liotta’s character until he got stupid. He made all these dumb mistakes and just ruined his ideal life. There were times I wanted to slap Karen. Her attitude was a bit obnoxious. Oh, and they had a moment where she had a self narration and then they stopped. What’s up with that? I thought it would’ve been nice to hear her thoughts on certain situations especially with her lively attitude. I will give this one 4.5 stars.

Watched: 29/50

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AFI’s Goal Update – Double Indemnity

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Well, I just watched my first and probably only film noir movie. It was interesting and fit the stereotype that I had in my mind. The fast talking, the word play, the narrating, the use of the word “dame”, femme fatale, dark and shadowy, and of course the detective type character that moves the plot along with his questions. Oh, and the murder. Can’t forget the murder. I got a bit bored in the middle and wondered how long the movie was but it wasn’t boring enough for me to quit watching. I’ll give it 3 stars.

Watched: 25/50 (HALF WAY!!!)

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AFI’s Goal Update – Annie Hall

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I watched Annie Hall. It was ok. I love Diane Keaton which was the real reason why I decided to put this movie on my list. I don’t find Woody Allen funny. He’s just not my kind of humor. However, I do get why it’s a classic and why it won many awards. I do like the fact that it’s a romantic comedy that portrays the main relationship a bit more realistically than other films in the same genre. All in all I will give it 3 stars, just like Netflix predicted.

On a minor note, I list 29 movies instead of the 28 needed to reach my goal, 50, because I want to have a fallback. Some of these movies are old (compared to me) and may be hard for me to find or watch. I don’t like a lot of racist language or subjects and some of the movies were made during the height of racial tensions. Hence, In the Heat of the Night did not make my list.

Watched: 23/50

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