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  • 48 Hrs.

    48 Hrs.

    ★★★★

    An early buddy-cop romp directed by Walter Hill, that I've actually missed out on for quite some time, considering my love of 80s action-thrillers. Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy are paired as a bigoted, down on his luck police detective named Jack Cates and a cocky, wise-cracking felon named Reggie who must work together to take down an escaped murderous convict roaming the streets of San Francisco.

    What I like is despite that it is a comedy at heart, it…

  • Escape from Alcatraz

    Escape from Alcatraz

    ★★★★

    The last of several collaborations between Clint Eastwood and Don Siegal. This prison drama is based on the infamous 1962 escape from Alcatraz, in which a group of prisoners managed to escape the island to an unknown fate.

    The opening sets the mood imminently, showing convicted Frank Morris (Eastwood) being imprisoned at Alcatraz on a stormy night. On the inside, he makes a handful of friends and enemies while trying to survive the prison, and eventually conceives a plan to…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

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

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    "Somebody in this camp ain't what he appears to be. Right now that may be one or two of us. By spring, it could be all of us."

    Yeah, I'll always have a soft spot for this one. The Thing stands as one of my all-time favourite sci-fi/horror films. Hell, I'd even consider it the best thing that John Carpenter ever did. Everything from the grotesque special effects, the…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★½

    It's about time. Jurassic Park has ALWAYS been one of those movies that I've been ashamed to admit about not seeing. I can never forgive myself for holding off for so many years because this was just fantastic. It's definitely up there with Spielberg's greatest achievements.

    I can't say much about it that already hasn't been said, but as far as movie premises go it is one of the most intriguing. As the ability to resurrect and clone dinosaurs based…