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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988

    ★★★ Rewatched 20 Apr, 2014 7

    This was the first time I have seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit since I was a child so it was almost surreal when it started, recalling so much of what I was seeing.

    I am by no means endorsing the use of drugs, I am merely telling you about something that happened in my younger days...anyway, I watched this movie pretty regularly as a kid. Needless to say, there were certain characters and/or scenes which really stuck with me. I…

  • Black Candles 1982

    Watched 20 Apr, 2014 2

    José Ramón Larraz (director of Rest in Pieces, Deadly Manor) brings us this early 1980s satanic softcore fest, Black Candles.

    It is extremely misleading when you go in assuming this is just another early 80s Satanic Cult horror film and the entire movie is nothing more than overly long sex scenes; whether they be solos, lesbian, guy on girl, goat on girl or guy jerking off a horse, it's all here...unfortunately...

    Black Candles is nothing more than a thin plot woven around limp sex, in other words, a waste of time.

  • The Toxic Avenger Part II 1989

    ★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014 27

    I think my biggest problem with The Toxic Avenger Part II is that it is seemingly two films put together into one storyline. The first part being set near NYC in "Tromaville" and the second part taking place in Tokyo with a completely different cast & crew. I still enjoy both parts, but they are quite different tonally. There is far more gore in Tromaville and more goof in Tokyo.

    The scene where Toxie molds a guy's nose into the shape…

  • Georgia 1995

    ½ Watched 19 Apr, 2014 2

    BARF.

    Jennifer Jason Leigh was insufferably annoying in this contrived trite.

    My brain is melting, I had to eventually fast forward through most of the THIRTEEN MUSICAL PERFORMANCES in Georgia. If you can sit through the infamous 9-minute Van Morrison cover by JJL, then you deserve a medal because you're a better person than me.

    I really like John C. Reilly but I don't know if I like him enough to sit through movies like this, especially when his role is so insignificant.

  • Chicago Cab 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2014 2

    Will Kern wrote the Chicago-based play Hellcab in the early part of the 1990s and then adapted it for the screen in Chicago Cab, the movie stars the wonderful Paul Dillon known simply as "The Cab Driver."

    Before starting the movie I sort of wish I knew it was a Christmas-setting because I would have saved it for December, but that's okay, because I believe this is something I will watch again when the season comes.

    A wide-variety of fares…

  • Cyrus 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2014 7

    Jay Duplass' Cyrus was such a subtle and lovely movie. With a cast consisting of a handful of wonderful actors, the simple story is neither over-the-top nor emotionally manipulative, rather an example of vulnerability, insecurity and simplicity.

    I really adore John C. Reilly and I can't put enough emphasis on that. He doesn't have to be in character to be funny, he has a natural ability to make me laugh, he makes comedy seem effortless. Whether he is "Dr. Steve…

  • Santa Sangre 1989

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Apr, 2014 21

    This is my first foray into an Alejandro Jodorowsky film and I must say, I am already convinced that this man is a visionary. Santa Sangre is so surreal at times that I am thankful for the seemingly random jolt of violence which brings me back to the story.

    Interestingly enough, in a movie which has a major comment on the influence people have over their children, Jodorowsky casts his own children to play the younger and older version of…

  • Small Sacrifices 1989

    ★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2014 7

    An overly long made-for-television movie dramatizing the prominent case of the narcissistic and emotionally detached Diane Downs, the woman who shot three of her children (killing one of them) while driving on a country road in the middle of the night, blaring "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran, in 1983.

    After watching Farrah Fawcett in another movie of the same ilk (The Burning Bed), it was clear to me that while she was pretty fantastic in that role, she…

  • We're Going To Eat You 1980

    ★★ Watched 16 Apr, 2014 9

    It took me a while to get over the fact that We're Going to Eat You is NOT a horror film but an incredibly silly kung-fu-comedy. I wouldn't even call this a horror-comedy, despite the the fact there is a town full of cannibals. When falling into the horror-comedy category there is usually some over-the-top, on-screen gore or scenes of genuine suspense/fright and that was completely void here. Any scene which could possibly be construed as gory was nothing more…

  • Legend of the Werewolf 1975

    ★★½ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    I think it's safe to say that the werewolf subgenre is one of my least favorites under the umbrella of horror films. That's not to say that I don't absolutely love the classics like American Werewolf in London or, you know...Full Moon High, Bad Moon or Howling II...(a girl must have her priorities)...but there are so many in between films, like Legend of the Werewolf which do absolutely nothing for me!

    I really enjoyed the start of the film but…

  • Night of Death 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2014 9

    In continuing a French theme of "...of death" films, I decided I must also revisit La nuit de la mort! (Night of Death!) this afternoon. This movie is one of my top ten favorites of all time.

    I think what I love about Night of Death! is the feminine approach, our leading lady, Martine is not only sympathetic, she is kind, gentle and nurturing. There is an innocence she possesses but it does not cloud her judgement or hinder her…

  • The Grapes of Death 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2014

    I have a rule that if I can not remember the last time I watched one of my favorite films, then it's obviously time for a revisit. When going through some of our foreign DVDs, looking for something to watch, I came across The Grapes of Death and the feeling that came over me, you would have thought I spotted an old flame amidst a sea of possibilities. I couldn't resist the urge to pick it up and watch it,…