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  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death 1994

    ★½ Rewatched 02 Jun, 2016

    This is the worst of the series. Some of the death scenes though, and Michael Parks in full on Michael Parks mode (he throws cannolis at a woman), make this a fun enough watch. If you have seen all the others, you might as well see this to.

  • Red Dawn

    Red Dawn 1984

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 01 Jun, 2016

    You describe this film, and it sounds like it'll be campy fun, but then like a half an hour into the film it's obvious that this film isn't campy fun, and then by the end, you're kind of depressed, because of how bleak the experience is.

  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 1987

    ★½ Rewatched 31 May, 2016 5

    The Death Wish series is akin to the Halloween series, in that the series, for me, ends after the third film. You get your second film that pretty much just copies the first, and then your weird third film, but the sequels after look different, and feel completely different. Death Wish 4 has all this plot that really bogs it down, and makes the film a slog to get through. Bronson is old, and just phoning it in, and there…

  • Death Wish 3

    Death Wish 3 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 May, 2016 2

    The Death Wish series up until this point kind of straddled the line between Ms .45 and 1990: The Bronx Warriors, but Death Wish 3 swings way closer to the latter, and the result is the most fun movie in the series. It is just straight punk killing for the majority of the film, and there is not even an attempt to develop Kersey as a character, or propose any moral questions at all. This is just pure trash, and it is a real blast.

  • Death Wish 2

    Death Wish 2 1981

    ★★★½ Rewatched 29 May, 2016

    Any suggestion that Kersey might be insane is gone with this sequel, given that his killings are more targeted and revenge specific than his killings in the first film. This makes the film more fun, but you definitely lose some of the intelligence that the first film has.

  • Death Wish

    Death Wish 1974

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 May, 2016

    I have an affinity for cesspool, pre-90s New York City. It definitely made for a great backdrop in some wonderful movies.

  • Point Break

    Point Break 1991

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 29 May, 2016

    Because some days are just Point Break kind of days.

  • The Killer

    The Killer 1989

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 28 May, 2016

    Honour and loyalty, these are things we are lacking in our modern times.....and also gun fights in slow motion with birds flying in the background.

  • The Lobster

    The Lobster 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 28 May, 2016 4

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    When The Lobster began, I felt it was on point. Its commentary on societal expectations for relationships is very interesting, and I think both those seeking relationships, and the loners, offer a lot to think about in regards to the performances we put on when in a relationship, and when single. Once the film hits the halfway point though, it stops being profound, and just becomes this weird romantic comedy. This is one of those cases where the idea is…

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★½ Watched 28 May, 2016 3

    A bunch of stuff.

    1. This gets the same rating as most comic book movies do, as it is exactly like most other comic book movies these days. It is over long, boring for about 80% of it, features an excruciatingly long battle sequence in the end, and pretty much zero character development.

    2. The film feels very much like television. The first hour pretty much just catches us up with what the characters are doing, without really adding anything…

  • Enter the Battlefield: Life on the Magic - The Gathering Pro Tour

    Enter the Battlefield: Life on the Magic - The Gathering Pro Tour 2016

    Watched 27 May, 2016

    I find that when it comes to subculture stuff like Magic, which falls into the nerdy category, I go full jock from an 80s movie, and just let my unintelligent jokes spew, at first expense of the nerds being featured. No doubt I fall into the nerd category, but I truly miss the days when nerds were persecuted and ostracized. There was much more meaning in being a nerd, when being a nerd meant you would be made fun of…

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 May, 2016

    I love this movie like Jimmy Buffet loves margaritas.