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 – Duck Soup

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The Marx Brothers. Good for one liners and physical comedy. Duck Soup reminds me of a cartoon. In fact, I remember Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck dressing up as them a few times. This is a 2 star movie for me because I could have done without the random singing. Plus, the ending seemed rushed and was a bit confusing. They were just outside! How did they get inside all of a sudden?! And someone explain the title to me!

Watched: 28/50

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AFI’s Goal Update – Vertigo

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Well, this isn’t my favorite Hitchcock creation. Though, it was entertaining. I felt sorry for the main guy. Agoraphobia is not a fear I want to have. I just didn’t care for what led up to the ending and how it ended. He lost it for obvious reasons and the ending was a bit, silly. I hardly ever talk at the screen but I found myself saying, “really?!” aloud to the tv. I give this movie 3 stars.

Watched: 27/50

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AFI’s Goal Update – Sunset BLVD

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This is my second film noir movie. And I must say it was more interesting to me than Double Indemnity. The main female character was far more interesting because she was a bit mentally unstable. One of my favorite parts was her impersonation of Charlie Chaplin. I felt kinda bad for the main guy at some point. It seemed like he kind of settled in his prison, accepted his unhappy fate. I’m sure most of us have been in those kind of relationships before. There was no fast talking or the use of the word “dame” in this movie which was a plus. However, it stuck to the classic “show you the end and then recap with narration” formula. Netflix thought I’d give it 5 stars. They overshot it by one star, I’m giving it 4.

Watched: 26/50

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