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Sleepaway Camp (1983) - 8/10, a very amusing slasher in which everything is exaggerated and ridiculous, but in a good way. Without a doubt the best summer camp slasher film outside of the Friday the 13th series.
Apr 21, 2017 3:38 PM
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Apr 21, 2017 5:47 PM
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M - 8/10 - Cross another one off of the list of movies I needed to watch. Good movie with a great performance by Peter Lorre. But an odd ending. I can understand Lang wanting to leave the killer's fate unspoken but in the TCM version I watched it abruptly cut off with no end credits or anything.
Apr 21, 2017 6:33 PM
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Cosmic Monsters - 4/10 - Low budget, B&W, giant-irradiated-bug movie starring Forrest Tucker. If it's 75 minute runtime feels longer it's because it moves like molasses at the beginning. Eventually the giant bugs make an appearance after the requisite dumbass behavior by the supporting characters. And that mostly involves just about everyone tromping through the same woods where all the killings, disappearances, mutilations, and psychotic hoboes have set up shop. There is one scene though that's sort of jarring considering that this is a lower tier, largely overlooked 1958 entry. It involves a giant grasshopper eating a soldier's face. There's crunching and screaming and I could swear the grasshopper was also smacking it's lips. If it had lips that is. Which I'm assuming they don't. Then they pan away from the apparently dead soldier and parts of his skull are visible through his half eaten face. And I thought, "Huh, That was certainly an odd detail to include."

I actually watched this maybe a year or so ago but it must have been so boring that I forgot.
Apr 22, 2017 4:16 AM
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Thunderball A-


Always delivers the goods for me. While not the greatest, arguably the most epic of Bond's golden age. It plays like a crescendo for me, what with all the SPECTRE baddies & MI6 00's having their own full conferences, so much on the line after 3 films' worth of buildup.
You Only Live Twice gave us Blofeld & a giant volcano fortress, but it was cartoony. Thunderball was the last crack at legitimacy for me, until the Craig era.
Apr 22, 2017 5:28 AM
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Warcraft - 6/10

The fantasy equivalent of Jupiter Ascending, with so much preplanned franchising backlore that even fans (aka all of Asia) would be challenged to wonder why it's here. But the lead CG orcs actually "performed" well.

D.H.I actually watched this maybe a year or so ago but it must have been so boring that I forgot.


Welcome to my perpetual curse of rewatching Less Than Zero.
Apr 22, 2017 12:39 PM
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Rated NCC-1701Welcome to my perpetual curse of rewatching Less Than Zero.

Heh. So was it's rating a -1/10? Because...you know...it was Less Than Zero. And uh...yeah, I'm just gonna go ahead and show myself out.
Apr 22, 2017 5:07 PM
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Nothing Left to Fear
Apr 23, 2017 3:34 PM
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Garmarna

Nothing Left to Fear



Why do you keep posting?
Apr 23, 2017 4:13 PM
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Independence Day: Resurgence, 2016 (F)


Nothing of value in this heap of garbage. All the Emmerichisms, usually tolerable because of spectacle, special effects, all that jazz, really drive home how bad this movie is here. The design, first of all, is absolute garbage. It follows the usual stock Hollywood future where the more advanced a civilization is, the more they love gray, jagged and varyingly dark pieces of steel with zero artistic elements barring lights, unlike any other civilization ever. Speaking of advanced civilizations, none of Earth's advanced technology matters. A defense base on the moon? Hope you don't care too much, because it don't do shit. A base on one of the moons of Saturn? You only know it's there because someone said it got destroyed. A network of orbital guns to defend the earth? Introduced and destroyed in the same scene. A new alien civilization that can make wormhole ships and has a planet somewhere with lots of other races victim of the harvesters? Ship gone in 60 seconds and the alien is literally just bait. They pretty much bulldoze every interesting new elements off the script just to serve you the same resolution. Also, the number of lines that just dumb down hwat was just said for the camera is off the charts.
Apr 23, 2017 9:36 PM
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The Square - 7/10. This is an Australian Coen-esque thriller about a construction manager who hatches a scheme to run away with his girl on the side and with a bunch of dirty money. Needless to say, in true Coen fashion, it doesn't go according to plan. Brothers Joel and Nash Edgerton wrote this movie, and like Joel's movie The Gift from last year, it is the definition of solid in that it's not entirely original, but it does what it does pretty well. Unfortunately, it also shares that movie's flaw of having thinly-drawn, functional female characters.
Apr 23, 2017 10:11 PM
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Colossal (2016) - Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo



How can you not love a movie made by a guy named Nacho?


More dark comedy than monster movie, this film was co-produced by its star Anne Hathaway. She does a good job as an out-of-control party girl Gloria living with her boyfriend in New York City. When he gets tired of her behavior and kicks her out, Gloria returns to her hometown and reunites with her childhood friend, Oscar - an amazing portrayal by Jason Sudeikis. Around the same time, a kaiju has attacked Seoul in South Korea. Through a series of coincidences and detective work, Gloria realizes the kaiju is under her control. Things get more complicated when a giant yaeger robot shows up to face the kaiju.


Hathaway does a good job, but falls a little short of her portrayal as an out-of-work drunk. She just looks a little too clean. The rest of the cast is quite good, although Tim Blake Nelson is criminally underused. The real shining star here is Sudeikis - he does an amazing job as Gloria's former friend and present day creep. I don't think it could happen, but I swear the guy puts forth an Oscar-level performance here. The monster effects are pretty good (better than a SyFy Channel monster) and the direction is quite good. The only downside is the dialogue, which has a few funny or passionate moments but for the most part it falls flat. Still, this is worth a watch for the monsters and Sudeikis' performance.

I would look forward to seeing what else Nacho Vigalondo will come up with in the future. Perhaps most well know for his 2007 time travel film, Timecrimes, as well as segments in The ABC's of Death and VHS: Viral, Nacho has a strong interest in sci fi, aliens, and monsters. He has a good eye for cinematography but should work with a good screenwriter.



7.5/10

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A Hard Days Night - 9/10 - Still my favorite musical of all time. Which isn't saying much since I don't really care for musicals in general. But that's okay since it's also so much more. A clever comedy and a faux documentary with some surprisingly effective commentary on pop culture.
Apr 24, 2017 9:17 PM
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D.H.A clever comedy and a faux documentary with some surprisingly effective commentary on pop culture.

George Harrison's scene with the T-shirts is hilarious.
Apr 24, 2017 9:20 PM
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The Purge: Election Year - 7/10 - I liked the second film in the trilogy the most. If you feel you have to watch a Purge movie watch Anarchy. But this one comes in second. The first with Ethan Hawke was lacking something.
Apr 24, 2017 9:42 PM
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Images in a Convent (1979) - Sleaze-meister Joe D'Amato's first foray into the nunsploitation genre is suitably trashy but with some surprisingly good atmosphere and imagery. The man has a interesting filmography to say the least.

6.5/10
Apr 24, 2017 10:43 PM
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Death ProofColossal (2016) - Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo



How can you not love a movie made by a guy named Nacho?
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7.5/10


You should see some of his other stuff.
Apr 25, 2017 3:01 AM
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Black Philip
Death ProofColossal (2016) - Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo



How can you not love a movie made by a guy named Nacho?
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7.5/10


You should see some of his other stuff.



Well I do want to see Timecrimes.
Apr 25, 2017 5:30 AM
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Timecrimes is good. Extraterrestrial is good but not really about UFOs or Aliens. More of a love story that surprisingly worked for me. I've also seen a few short films you might want to check on youtube for. I don't like Anne Hathaway but I'll see his new one.
Apr 25, 2017 5:38 AM
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Jaws - 9/10

Probably deserves a 10/10. I have watched Jaws twice in the last three days and the thing just never gets old.
Apr 25, 2017 12:11 PM
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