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  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2014

    Yeah, I'm not really sure where the hate is coming from for this. If you've seen the first one or at least know of it's central conceit of pushing film noir tropes over the top to near exploitation levels, how is this not what it was aiming for? Granted, it does begin to feel long in the tooth in the second half, which I think comes from those stories having been written expressly for the movie rather than from the…

  • Over the Top 1987

    ★★ Watched 20 Nov, 2014

    So Hola Unblocker finally gets an update to work on my computer again, allowing me to watch things like the UK Netflix, and despite having access to hours of unwatched Alan Partridge, I watch this. I'm a fucking moron. This isn't even funny in a shitty movie kind of way, it's just a dumb horrible movie. It doesn't even know what kind of movie it wants to be. Family drama, cliche sports competition, whatever the hell is it feels like…

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  • Reindeer Games 2000

    ★★★½ Added 1

    Fuck you guys. It's fun.

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993

    ★★★½ Rewatched 31 Oct, 2014 2

    October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #87

    This was another one my son picked after coming home from trick or treating. I still don't hold that this is top-shelf material, but there are wonderful moments. The opening song and first appearance of Jack is one of my favorite moments in all of cinema. But the movie becomes such a slog in the middle that I always start to check out early. It's a movie that the images and characters stand up better than the film itself, which is probably why it's such a successful merchandising juggernaut now.