Blind Horizon (2003)

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I watched the 2003 Millennium Films, Columbia Pictures mystery thriller, Blind Horizon, on Netflix DVD. Alain Jakubowicz (Unstoppable, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Delta Force, Cyborg, Masters of the Universe, Air Marshal) is the editor of the film and basically rewrote the movie, in the cutting room, to unfold the story in a way that can be understood, by the audience, at the appropriate times.

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Ace Ventura Pet Detective (1994)

I watched the 1994 Warner Brothers comedy Ace Ventura Pet Detective on TruTV. I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen this one, and I laughed from beginning to end. Ace Ventura is played by the zany Jim Carrey (The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, The Riddler in Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bruce Almighty, Yes Man, Dumb and Dumber To) the Pet Detective who is hired by the Miami Dolphins’ chief publicist Melissa played by

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Outbreak (1995)

I watched this star-studded Warner Brothers Picture Company 1995 movie Outbreak on AMC. It is a Wolfgang Peterson film (The Neverending Story, Enemy Mine, Shattered, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm, Troy, Poseidon) which he was also executive producer and director. The movie is based on Richard Preston’s 1994 nonfiction book “The Hot Zone”. In 1967 a virus infects a whole town in the African Jungle.

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The Queen’s Gambit Part Two (SPOILERS!)

I watched The Queen’s Gambit, seven episodes, over a week or so after I would go to bed. I started getting to bed a little earlier and watching a little longer as the week progressed. It is a great series, filling in the mysteries with the flashbacks into her past. I really liked the custodian, William Shaibel, as he was not only the chess tutor but the missing dad in her life.

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The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

I watched the 7 episodes that make up the Netflix original series The Queen’s Gambit. Whether you like chess or not, I believe, you will enjoy this show. It is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by author Walter Tevis (wrote short stories and 6 novels, 3 of which were make into movies; The Hustler, The Man Who Fell To Earth and The Color of Money). The story is about a nine year old, orphaned girl, who lost her mother in a car crash, that is taken to an orphanage, learns to play chess from the janitor and becomes a prodigy.

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Cloris Leachman Dies

Cloris Leachman was born in Des Moines, Iowa April 30. 1926. As a teenager she started acting in local plays and after high school went to Northwestern University where she was classmates with Paul Lynde and Charlotte Rae. She competed in 1he 1946 Miss America contest, placing in the top 16, and after that started getting offers for television and film parts. Her movie debut was in the film noir Kiss Me Deadly in 1955.

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Reclaim (2014)

I watched the 2014 Lionsgate, direct to DVD, movie Reclaim. It is about a couple that travel to Puerto Rico to adopt an 8 year old Haitian girl but before they can get her passport she disappears. Turns out there are no records for the adoption and as they try to find the girl they get entangled in the deadly scam. The couple is played by Ryan Phillippe (Crimson Tide, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions, Antitrust, Chaos, Setup) and

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Comic Book Men

I just finished all 7 seasons of Comic Book Men an Amazon Prime video. It was an AMC television show, podcast, starring Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II, Tusk) and his employees of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. This is a comic book store located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Sitting around a table Kevin Smith, Bryan Johnson (Mallrats, Dogma, Shooting Clerks, Making Fun: The Story of Funko, Impractical Jokers: The Movie), Walt Flanagan (Clerks, Mallrats, Vulgar),

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Man-Made Monster (1941)

I watched the 1941 Universal Pictures, science fiction horror movie, Man-Made Monster on Svengoolie. This film is directed by George Waggner (Horror Island, The Wolf Man, 10 episodes of Batman 1966-1968) and produced by Jack Bernhard (Unknown Island, Decoy, Blonde Ice, The Second Face). Dan McCormick played by Lon Chaney Jr. (played The Wolf Man, Dracula, Frankenstein and the Mummy in various movies) is on a bus that wrecks and a power line kills everyone on board but him.

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