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  • Scream Park 2013

    ★★½ Watched 08 Apr, 2014

    Derivative slasher throwback that maintains its energy thanks to its theme park setting and an enthusiastic cast. Small appearances from HELLRAISER's Doug Bradley and Skinny Puppy founding member Nivek Ogre will draw in the casual fans, while flashes of gore (intestines!) and skin will entrance the die-hards. Director Cary Hill has an eye for capturing creepy imagery, and some solid performances from a mostly-amateur cast keep things from crashing and burning.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Adaptation 1989

    ★★★★ Rewatched 14 Apr, 2014

    Some movies just make you want to MAKE movies. For Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, and Jayson Lamb, that movie was Steven Spielberg's RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, which they all saw at the impressionable young age of 12. While most pre-teens would be content with acting out a few scenes in their backyard, this trio decided to do something a bit more.. extreme. From 1982 to 1989, the three spent their summers recreating the adventure epic shot-for-shot, doing their best…

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  • The Artist 2011

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2012 4

    It looks great. It - perhaps ironically - sounds great. The acting is fine, particularly from Jean Dujardin and Uggie the dog. But while the novelty of a modern silent film is fun (with all due respect to Mel Brooks SILENT MOVIE), it feels more like a stylistic exercise or a short film stretched to feature length rather than a complete work. It's so slight and breezy, and instantly forgettable.

  • Miami Connection 1987

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2013

    It's the same old story. A group of orphan Taekwondo experts form a synth-pop band and fight ninja drug dealers while fending off attacks from rival bands and celebrating peace and friendship. Yet, somehow this lost 80s oddity manages to add the element of EXTREME VIOLENCE just to give it that certain je ne sais quoi. Thank goodness this bizarre action picture was rescued from obscurity.