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  • Da Sweet Blood of Jesus 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2015

    I've never seen Ganja & Hess, so I have nothing to compare this to except itself. It's as strange and fascinating as I wanted it to be, looking at addiction and social class and how people feed off of culture, and it's also unexpectedly funny in a lot of ways. What I want to know is: by clearly and explicitly labeling this film as "An OFFICIAL Spike Lee Joint," is Lee trying to distance himself from that recent, major-studio disaster that…

  • Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Feb, 2015 2

    Two women pray to God for protection and salvation from the relentlessly approaching bug horde, God sends Johnny Rico and the Mobile Infantry. I can't possibly describe how glorious the combination of overt religious imagery and giant-robot vs. alien-arachnid action in this scene is. I won't pretend that this sequel isn't a whole lot dumber than the first film, but its satire still works incredibly, adding new elements to its terrifyingly imperialistic future. The portrayal of religion in this film…

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  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2012

    This is becoming quite the year for genre films. I knew very little about the film going in (cabin, woods, etc.) and was constantly surprised and astounded by the developments and utter chaos of this film. It's a fucking blast.

  • Reindeer Games 2000

    ★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2012 1

    Top 5 Reasons To Watch Reindeer Games:

    5. One of the dumbest, most convoluted 'twist' endings imaginable.

    4. Isaac Hayes' most inexplicable film role. It's baffling.

    3. Charlize Theron

    2. "I want some fuckin hAAt chAAklAAt... and some pecan fuckin pie."

    1. Dennis Farina's inexplicable false teeth.

    A truly breathtaking mess of a motion picture.