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  • The Stuff 1985

    ★★★★ Rewatched 31 Aug, 2014

    Michael Moriarty in a movie about Stuff is why I still have hope for the world.

  • Splash 1984

    ★★½ Rewatched 30 Aug, 2014

    Splash has all the trappings of a successful romantic comedy; good-looking leads, bumbling sidekicks, fish-out-of-water humor, big city backdrop. But it's also a Brian Grazer/Ron Howard production, which means you better enjoy the flavor vanilla because there's an ungodly amount of blandness running throughout every second of the run time. It isn't a bad film by any real measure other than the jokes are not designed to hold up 30 years later, which can be charming to a point but…

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  • Die Hard 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Dec, 2012 17

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • True Grit 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 May, 2013 8

    "Time just gets away from us."

    Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…