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  • Shocker

    Shocker 1989

    ★★★½ Watched 12 May, 2016

    When Wes Craven goes for the kitchen sink mentality with his films, that is when he is at his most interesting, as well as his most bizarre. Shocker is an insane mess of disjointed concepts and ideas that are entertaining, but there is pretty much no explanation for what goes on in this film, and there is a lot that goes on. By the time people are jumping into televisions and running around in different TV shows, all bets are off.

  • Howard the Duck

    Howard the Duck 1986

    ★½ Watched 11 May, 2016 4

    Immediately there is a major barrier to overcome with Howard the Duck, and it is a barrier that I just could not get over. The titular character Howard looks nightmarish, and every time he talks, moves those animatronic eyes, or does anything, I just cowered in fear. I know that there should be some forgiveness for old special effects, but given that the main character's facial emotions are based completely on special effects that don't work, I could never get…

  • Xanadu

    Xanadu 1980

    ★★½ Watched 09 May, 2016 3

    Watched this with Brother FilmApe and when he asked me why I bought the film, and I said that I just saw it at the checkout at BestBuy, so I bought it, he compared me to Jabba the Hut eating one of those frog things, just replacing the frog thing with Blurays.

    As for Xanadu, it is nonsense, but it kind of should be seen. This movie is 5/5 ridiculous, but it is 2.5/5 in terms of actual enjoyment. The…

  • Electra Glide in Blue

    Electra Glide in Blue 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 07 May, 2016

    "I'm moved to work you over. I'm moved to bust your kidneys. And I won't leave a trace, not a mark on you. You hear what I'm saying to you. I'll work you over till you wish you died last week."

    A somewhat opposing thesis to 1969's Easy Rider, Electra Glide in Blue suggests that we are all on our own, with both main culture and counter culture not providing a proper home for the individual trying to play the…

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four 2015

    ★½ Watched 07 May, 2016

    I am not generally one to believe the buzz, and during the first twenty minutes it seemed like the court of public opinion was wrong about this one. But, then I suddenly was an hour into the film, and I was just like...and it only went downhill from there.

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 May, 2016 2

    Rule #1 when casting Klaus Kinski as Dracula, you eliminate the sexy part of being Dracula.

  • Team Foxcatcher

    Team Foxcatcher 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 03 May, 2016 4

    After seeing Bennett Miller's film Foxcatcher, I spent a decent amount of time looking for actual footage from the farm and training facilities. Aside from real bits of the promotional video that the film Foxcatcher portrays being filmed, there really was not much footage out there. Now, we get Team Foxcatcher, which is an absolute gold mine of footage. The amount of stuff that was shot by different people on the farm, and in particular Dave Schultz and John DuPont…

  • Woyzeck

    Woyzeck 1979

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 May, 2016

    A beautiful murder...

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2016 3

    "I want to go to jail."

    After really impressing me with Blue Ruin, director Jeremy Saulnier had me anticipating his follow up film very much. I had tickets to see Green Room at a film festival last October, but circumstances led me to not be able to use those tickets. So, I then had to wait until now to see this flick, and while the wait was long, the film delivered big time.

    There are two things that really stand…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Apr, 2016 2

    Open up and let High-Rise in...

  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Apr, 2016 2

    What a gem Midnight Special is. It is an adult movie, not because of its content, but because of its themes and the way the story is approached. Watching the film, I feel like Jeff Nichols has respect for me as an audience member, and this is a feeling I rarely have at the movies. I feel like Nichols sees his audience as being intelligent and not one deserving of having their time wasted, or one deserving of being pandered…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2016 2

    For my money, I don't think that there could have been a better Godzilla remake than this.