Death Valley

The cast and the dead body. Not the best start to a wedding trip.

Since getting my certificate of completion from the TCM online course on noir movies, I’m possibly a slightly more professional critic, though admittedly I wasn’t sure that being better able to categorize what ‘film noir’ means would be a great deal of help in the modern movie industry. It turns out that it can be, though, as in this particular movie, Death Valley (trailer goodness here).
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

The kids run over a fallen building. It never actually happens, but looks cool.

I’m wondering if this is going to be the latest conversation starter. “So, how about that young adult post-apocalyptic trilogy of your choice?” It even works for books and movies, so it’s perfect, right? As I’ve said about the first installment of this series, they’re all starting to blur together somewhat and the problem isn’t likely to get any better, but there have been worse trends, I suppose.

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The Transporter Refueled

See? Card catalog. Who even uses those things anymore?

I suppose Rebooted would also have worked, but that particular pun might have been harder for people to catch. Strangely, I did see the original Transporter movie, but I have to admit I had forgotten most of it and I never did find the time to rewatch it before going to this one. That may be just as well, though, since I think that might have made me even more distracted during this flick, and I was barely able to pay attention as it was.

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