SJ Robert's comments

Kung Fu (1972) S2 E7
SJ Robert 1 points 15 days ago. and mixdrop show a different episode: The Tong, not The Salamander. Great episode!

Tin Star (2017) S3 E6
SJ Robert 0 points 18 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

But why’d they jump?

Tin Star (2017) S3 E4
SJ Robert 1 points 18 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Warning: high-impact bloody episode.

Kung Fu (1972) S2 E7
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
SJ Robert 1 points 1 month ago.

One of the true classic war movies. All star cast. At the time, incredible cinematography (great on a wide-screen). And great story by Alistair MacLean.

Terminus (2016)
SJ Robert 1 points 1 month ago.

Nice. Decent sci-fi. 3.5/5

In a Valley of Violence (2016)
SJ Robert 1 points 1 month ago.

Good little violent western. Just like you like ‘em.

Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
SJ Robert 1 points 1 month ago.

Classic. 4.5/5

Tin Star (2017) S1 E1
SJ Robert 1 points 1 month ago*.

Quite a series opener!

The Edge (1997)
SJ Robert 1 points 1 month ago.

Excellent. And beautiful cinematography of the Canadian Rockies - Wow! Great for a wide-screen.

The Irregulars (2021)
darlingxfreya 1 points 2 months ago.

I honestly watched it thinking I’d hate it bc it DOES sound ridiculous. But I honestly quite liked it. I think adding supernatural shit to it made it pretty interesting and enjoyed all the acting. He wasn’t like any other Sherlock I’ve personally seen and I’ve watched a ton of Holmes adaptations lol I hope you watch it and I hope you enjoy it! I’m still upset they’ve canceled it lol

SJ Robert 1 points 1 month ago.

Tx, DarlingX. I’ll add it to my list!

Molly's Game (2017)
SJ Robert 1 points 1 month ago.

Hey, that was really good. Story, acting, way they presented it - all excellent.

Home Before Dark (2020)
subglorious 4 points 3 months ago.

Looking for something to binge watch, and from the comments, I think I’ll try it. I need something exciting.

SJ Robert 2 points 2 months ago.

Here’s a couple not too old shows that were canceled prematurely that are good binge series: Human Target and Terriers.

The Irregulars (2021)
darlingxfreya 1 points 3 months ago.

I’m so sad that this got canceled :(

SJ Robert 1 points 2 months ago.

Frankly and ironically, that makes it more likely I may watch it. The description seems a mish-mash trying to cram overdone supernatural memes with Sherlock Holmes mystery crime drama. Meh. But I do like single-season binges occasionally. I may bookmark it and give it a try.

Hidden (2015)
TheGuv 2 points 11 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Great and unexpected twist with e Breathers. And when you realise why these ‘rules’ actually exist, it makes so much more sense.

SJ Robert 2 points 2 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Yep. Realizing the importance of the rules at the end is how the whole movie makes sense - explains the twist.

Kung Fu (1972)
Kung Fu (1972) S2 E5
SJ Robert 1 points 2 months ago*.

PrimeWire title description is wrong. The episode is entitled, “The Squawman,” not “The Spirit Helper.” The next episode is “The Spirit Helper.”

The Good Liar (2019)
SJ Robert 1 points 2 months ago.

Dame Mirren never disappoints, and the chemistry with Sir McKellen works well. The two greats keep you riveted throughout. The twist at the end is expected, but done well I thought. Nice! 3.5/5

The Holding (2011)
SJ Robert 1 points 2 months ago.

Good but audio is too quiet and the English accents made subtitles required. I was only able to get the subtitles working well with the player, but then it was worth it. Beautiful cinematography and suspenseful throughout. 3.5/5

Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
savonius 2 points 3 months ago.

Did you know that over 2/3 of the U.S. military is under 30?
If the writers are true to form, they would indeed cast these characters as younger. You have to be between the ages of 18 and 26 to enter military service, so even if you went the full 20 years, you’d be no older than 46 at retirement, even if you came in at 26.

I don’t think they’re dissing the middle aged here, the military is a majority-young service, even if you’re a witch.

SJ Robert 1 points 2 months ago.

Retire after 20 years??

The East (2013)
SJ Robert 1 points 2 months ago.

Love this. Will be a classic. 4.5/5

Sound of My Voice (2012)
SJ Robert 1 points 2 months ago.

Another weird but wonderful Brit Marling movie.
(But The East is my favorite (so far), made next after this.)

Kung Fu (2021)
Aggr69 1 points 4 months ago.

Disappointing remake of Kungfu and has all your stereotypes involved. If you want to want kung fu (which should have been bruce lee but they wanted a white man and stole it from him) go watch that one. It at least has real kung fu in it. Not the Hollywood version of kung fu. 1/5

SJ Robert 1 points 2 months ago*.

It wasn’t “stolen” from Bruce Lee. That’s a myth. Lee promoted a series that also had a Kung Fu artist traveling through the west, kicking butt. But that character wasn’t a monk, encouraging peace. Lee’s show was titled, The Warrior. The concept of the half-white Shaolin Monk coming to the U.S. west as a peaceful person was proposed years earlier by Ed Spielman in 1967. Lee auditioned for the role of Kwai Chang Caine but didn’t have the personality of a monk and his accent was too strong for the leading character. Also, the U.S. market in 1972 wasn’t “ready” for an Asian lead actor. Others, like George Takei and Mako also auditioned. Takei was the President of an Asian actors group and protested, but to no avail. But at least the show’s success created lots of work for the Asian acting community, more than any other show. There’s no way it would have succeeded with Bruce Lee in the leading role. His English wasn’t good, American audience was too white, and he had anything but a calm monk-like nature. It wasn’t stolen from him. Also, when Hollywood instead offered to make The Warrior with him separately, he wanted to wait and see how successful his latest full-length movies was. When it became successful, he declined the offer to make The Warrior - not wanting to be a TV actor when he could be a movie star instead.

I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago.

Brutal rape-revenge flick. Good if that’s your cup of tea.
Now for the 2011 remake.

I Spit on Your Grave (2011)
LivyWags89 3 points 3 months ago*.

They are all really good from the origianl 1978 to the remake & sequals. Take Flicker’s advice, she’s a smart bird!😁 lol

SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago.

Thanks to all! In that case I’ll watch the original first, then come back to this one.

The Brave One (2007)
SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago.

Good. Jodie Foster as a reluctant bad-ass. She never disappoints. With Terrence Howard, Mary Steenburgen and Naveen Andrews. 3.5/5

I Spit on Your Grave (2011)
suisen 1 points 7 months ago.
SJ Robert 2 points 3 months ago.

Is the first one good? I usually like to watch the original first, if decent.

Kung Fu (1972) S1 E10
SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago.

Jodie Foster at 10! I think she’s probably the best child actor ever. That she could read at age 3 probably helped. And it doesn’t hurt that she was a gorgeous young girl. (I hope I’m not being weird, but you can’t deny she is so pretty in this episode.) Enormous talent in that little package.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Excellent action flick. Theron kicks ass and did all her own fight scenes, which are some of the most realistic I’ve seen, even slowing down at times due to exhaustion. The plot was complicated and took a couple watches to catch all the nuances of the story, which I liked (rather than being spoon-fed). The acting and cinematography were great, with a backdrop of constant stress due to the story happening right during the Berlin Wall’s falling. The use of framing the movie as an operational postmortem interview was done very well. The multiple twists at the end were also very good. I had a completely opposite reaction than the commenter above me. I think this movie will become a classic in the badass femme-fatale genre, like Nikita.
There is talk about a John Wick-Atomic Blond crossover sequel. Frankly I’m a bit skeptical about that. They have very different feels, with Atomic Blond having a more grittier feel with aspects of high level intelligence management, suspicious “allies,” international intrigue, etc. where Wick is more of a loner dude dealing with more local thugs. Just my take.

Ava (2020)
UGuess 1 points 1 year ago.

Thanks, didn’t have to but you did!

SJ Robert 2 points 3 months ago.

I can also suggest Atomic Blond and the original Nikita movie if you’re looking for female leads in spy-action movies. Nikita is a classic. And Charlize Theron did all her own fight scenes in Atomic Blond which are more realistic than most, and also has a complicated and compelling plot.

Ava (2020)
SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago.

Fun action flick. Not the greatest but better than all the negative reviews here. I thought Geena Davis was very good, and Malkovich always.

Anna (2019)
The Highwaymen (2019)
SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago.

And since no one else has mentioned it yet, Kathy Bates was also excellent. She’s one of those top shelf actors that makes any movie she’s in a lot better.

1st to Die (2003)
SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago*.

Avoid. Big name actors but horrible script and editing. Completely unrealistic and annoying relationships, situations, responses to things, etc. continuously. You will not sit through this.

Oblivion (2013)
SJ Robert 2 points 3 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

I predict this will be a classic. A rich and deep sci-fi, but also a deep romance/love story. Is it a sci-fi wrapped in a love story or a love story wrapped in a sci-fi? In fact, the love story IS the sci-fi, and vice-versa. A lot to think about and unpack in this haunting tale. Looking back, it was because Jack’s love was so great for Julia that the Tek couldn’t wipe that completely from his memory. And if not for that, the story wouldn’t have unfolded and concluded the way it did. In other words, it was man’s capacity to love greatly - the power of love - that saved humanity.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
gypsy soul 6 points 2 years ago.

I kept saying, “I am not a Tom Cruise fan”, then I realized how I basically love all of his movies. Some more than others but this one is very near the top. 8.5/10

SJ Robert 6 points 3 months ago.

Really hilarious. I think you just captured 90% of people. There’s something annoying about the guy but you gotta admit he’s got excellent screen presence. And he just has a fantastic agent - who gets him into great films consistently. So many great ones. A recent favorite is Oblivion.

The Name of the Game (1968)
SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago*.

Loved this show as a kid. I think it was the first “wheel series,” with 3 main characters with each episode rotating the main character for that episode. And the whole series rotated with a couple other series (MacMillan and Wife and I think Columbo) on the NBC Friday Night Movie slot, or something like that. You would always wonder which of the 3 (Gene Barry, Robert Stack or Tony Franciosa) would be the lead in that night’s episode. The other two would typically not be seen in that episode, but might be heard on a phone call, etc.
Actually, I think the term “wheel series” refers to the NBC Friday Night Movie, rotating 3 different TV series. But the show also had its lead rotate, so it was actually a double-wheel or wheel within a wheel??

Thief (1981)
TX2Guns 1 points 3 months ago.

In the canon of Heist films up until this point, this one by Michael Mann stands alone and is a masterpiece not only as a crime story but also in firearms realism. Fast forward to 1995 and you get the the all time heavyweight champion of heist films, Heat, which is not only a masterpiece of crime fiction but also again, in firearms realism and urban combat. The Shootout at the bank job is pure perfection. Michael Mann as a Director stands alone in terms of firearm realism in film, no contest.

SJ Robert 1 points 3 months ago.

I guess it’s a case of “each to his own” with regard to what makes a classic. You obviously give much higher priority to firearms realism. I appreciate that quality, in all action films. But for heist films in particular I give more priority to the creativity of the heist. That’s why Topkapi, which predates Thief and Heat and The Italian Job, is the seminal film of the heist genre, IMHO.

One Spy Too Many (1966)
SJ Robert 3 points 3 months ago.

Very cool and fun Man From UNCLE movie. With gorgeous Yvonne Craig! (original Batgirl, green Orion girl Marta from Star Trek TOS, etc.) Nice!

Chicago P.D. (2014) S6 E18
SJ Robert 0 points 6 months ago*.

For a show that has never had a bad episode, this one was particularly good. That ending. Life (and death) in Chicago.

The Bookshop (2017)
SJ Robert 0 points 6 months ago.

This movie is categorized as drama, but perhaps it’s better suited in the horror bin. That “community” (if you can call it that) are nothing but monsters. What horrible people! Those Brits - always top notch acting. 3.5/5

Burke's Law (1963)
DianeT 0 points 1 year ago.

How can we get links for this show?

SJ Robert 0 points 6 months ago.

Season 1 is on YouTube. Good clean copy, too. I just watched S1E1.

Honey West (1965)
nanergy 1 points 1 year ago.

Oh darn. Was just talking about this to my son and hoping to show him the show.

SJ Robert -1 points 6 months ago.

I’m going to request links. Please also make the request. Maybe if more than one person makes the request they will give it priority.

Max Payne (2008)
dinklefaust 0 points 6 months ago.

report link if which one that happens with if it has no audio.

SJ Robert 0 points 6 months ago.

It’s just the 2nd half of the 3 1/2 hour video, when it plays the movie over again, that it has no audio. The first “showing” of the movie (which lasts about 1 hr. 43 min’s) has normal audio. So, I didn’t think it required reporting.

Made Men (1999)
Max Payne (2008)
SJ Robert 0 points 6 months ago*.

Olga! Gorgeous as usual. 3 hrs 25 min’s! But actually it’s over and repeats at 1:43 without audio.

Erased (2012)
SJ Robert 2 points 6 months ago.

better than I expected, 3.5/5

Hitman (2007)
SJ Robert 1 points 6 months ago*.

Olga at 27 (yum). The more I see her in movies the more I’m distracted from her jaw dropping beauty with the fact that she’s a really good actress. Her acting talents are broad. She was great in Centurion without saying a word the whole movie due to her character having had her tongue cut out when young. And she’s also excellent in Oblivion, The Water Diviner, and this movie, all different roles she does well.

Commando (1985)
SJ Robert 1 points 7 months ago.

Took me awhile but I finally guessed correctly that Schwarzenegger’s kidnapped daughter is a very young and cute Alyssa Milano, at 12.

Kung Fu (1972) S1 E5
SJ Robert 0 points 7 months ago.

Classic series, but I’m realizing that all the episodes are so sad at the end, at least so far.

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