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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Watched the old film DAYLIGHT (1996 –– that's old nowadays. Uhgggg...) and loved it.

I'd seen the movie in the theater when it came out but not since. Say what you want about Sylvester Stallone, but this isn't one of his muscle-bound, cheese-clown portrayals, and is one of his most heartfelt, I'm-a-real-human-being tortured-by-my-past performances. Yes, the film is contrived, and yes there are those moments of conceit concocted only to make sure one more action scene will occur, but the movie over all is exceptionally well made. If you watch the film for nothing else, watch it for the tunnel explosion and collapse sequence near the beginning. It is truly outstanding work –– and this if before big CGI. My vote is: grab the popcorn, climb into a comfy chair or couch, turn out the lights, and watch a lot of DAYLIGHT. Currently streaming on Netflix.

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