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Still no Love Actually here!

The Abyss (1989)

“A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.”

James Cameron’s first real undersea adventure, (no I don’t count Pirhana II), this underrated gem really has a strong love story at its core.

And it’s between a couple that has ended their relationship!

See the Special Edition if possible, it’s a much better story than what 20th Century Fox released in the theaters.

PG-13 (special edition)  

4 / 5 Goblins (Special Edition)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

“Three trappers protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War.”

Great cast, great score, and a good story based on the 1896 historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper. This story has been made into films and TV series over a dozen times. Michael Mann’s 1992 version has been the last telling of this story on screen thus far.

You must see this film at least once in your lifetime.

Rated R for violence –  112 minutes.

4 / 5 Goblins

True Romance (1993)

“In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.”

This one may be a hard sell, it is brutally violent, and not PC in any way. The only way this movie could be made today is if Tarantino directed it.

One of Tony Scott’s better films, I was never a big fan of his stuff. Style over substance anyone?

Great cast and the fifth screen credit for the late James Gandolfini.

Rated R – Tarantino wrote it, could it be anything else? – 128 minutes.

3.5 / 4 Goblins

Casablanca (1942)

“A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.”

What can I say about this classic that has not already been said other than:

What are you willing to sacrifice for love?

If you haven’t seen it in a while, to use the famous misquote: “Play it again”

Rated PG – 102 minutes

5 / 5 Goblins

The Mambo Kings (1992)

“Two Cuban brothers bring new music to the 1950s USA. They are as different as the problems that await them.”

I hate musicals with a passion of a Liberal with Trump Derangement Syndrome. However, if they made them like this, I would watch them.

The music is fantastic, great cinematography and Armand Assante chewing up the scenery. Fun fact: Antonio Banderas could not speak English when this film was made. He had to do his lines phonetically. Armand had the same problem with Spanish.

Two brothers chasing the American Dream, but at what cost?

Rated R – 104 minutes

3 / 5 Goblins

"You must learn all you can, then go back out into the world and give your learning back to the people" Mariah Watkins to George Washington Carver. CG has a Ph.D. In Woke Studies from The Wokeanda Institute