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  • Deadtime Stories 1986

    ★★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2014

    If you're a Scott Valentine completest, then you're going to want to check out the trilogy of horror stories (very) loosely based on classic fairy-tales. If you're NOT a Scott Valentine completest, then I feel sorry for you.. But I'll also still recommend it thanks to some delightfully goopy effects (including a witches' body reforming from a skeleton that is quite the tour de force) and a ROCKIN' opening theme that name-checks De Palma, Hitchcock and George Romero. Story #1…

  • Roadie 1980

    ★★½ Added

    Who wants to spend 90 minutes rooting for Meatloaf to have sex with a 16 year-old? If you just raised your hand, you are an unfortunate person, and also one of the rare few who might be thoroughly entertained by this herky-jerky star vehicle that managed to stall Loaf's acting career before David Fincher threw him a bone (and some tits!) in the 90s. With a tone that's somewhere between The Blues Brothers and Smokey and the Bandit, and a…

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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.