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  • The Stepfather 1987

    ★★★ Rewatched 19 May, 2014

    Upon revisiting The Stepfather (in preparation for watching the sequels for the first time), I can't help but feel as though this movie is a bit over-rated.

    Sure I love Jill Schoelen (even though I find it incredibly unbelievable to think she would have ever been expelled from a school for fighting and being a troublemaker...) and I think that Terry O'Quinn is fantastic as the on-edge, step father Jerry Blake, I just think there could have been more cruelty,…

  • License to Drive 1988

    ½ Watched 18 May, 2014 12

    Misogynistic, narcissistic, GARBAGE.

  • Big Meat Eater 1982

    ★★★½ Rewatched 18 May, 2014 2

    A science fiction-musical comedy with adorable actors/characters and terribly catchy songs.

  • The Omen 2006

    Watched 17 May, 2014 1

    The Omen is nothing more than updated technology and modernizing in an almost scene-for-scene remake of the original film, improving on nothing.

    One of the modern updates was the inclusion of jump scare nightmare sequences, and they were incredibly corny and dated. For whatever reason it was as if they wanted to make the scenes stick out like a sore thumb, both in tonal cohesiveness and relevance.

    It is amazing that a group of actors I appreciate and like in…

  • All That Matters is Past 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2014 3

    Jeg har nettopp fått et brev fra skolen om at jeg må ta norsk prøve 3 4. juni. Jeg er veldig nervøs men kanskje det er unødvendig. Å se en norsk film hver dag før eksamen skal hjelpe meg, tror jeg (og skal være gøy også!).

    Mannen min har mange norske filmer han ikke har sett, så jeg valgte en av dem i dag. Uskyld er den beste norske filmen jeg har sett hittil.

    Det var lett å vite at…

  • A Teacher 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2014 3

    A Teacher is written and directed by a young woman named Hannah Fidell and while it may be too soon in our new film relationship, I think I'm in love with her?

    Lindsay Burdge plays the teacher, Diana Watts, who has developed an infatuation with one her students, Eric Tull (played by Will Brittain). There are other people in this movie, but their voices are often so quiet I had trouble hearing what they were saying but, honestly, that's okay…

  • Unhung Hero 2013

    ★★½ Watched 17 May, 2014 3

    While I'm puttering around the kitchen on the weekend, I like to find something to watch on Netflix so I can set my iPad up on the kitchen counter and go about my business. Since this often means I'm doing things like washing dishes and baking/cooking [my husband had a hankering for chocolate chip cookies], I tend more towards documentaries because it's okay if I look away from the talking for 45 second intervals at a time.

    The first pick…

  • Omen IV: The Awakening 1991

    ★★½ Watched 17 May, 2014 11

    I'm not exactly sure what's going on with me right now but I'm having a really hard time not rating this two and a half stars (one half of a star more than Damien: Omen II). I understand that Damien is the better movie when it comes to this sequel but there was something gleefully awful about Omen IV: The Awakening that I just can not resist.

    Even though I am fully aware that this movie is unoriginal and the…

  • Omen III: The Final Conflict 1981

    Watched 16 May, 2014 19

    Wait a minute, let me get this straight? You mean to tell me that Christ will be reborn to a British couple and not some red-blooded Americans in the bible belt of the United States? I'm flabbergasted at the inaccuracy this movie is spewing.

    I have nothing nice to say about this movie other than the fact I like Sam Neill in other movies. I'm also in a very bad mood today so I think it would come off as…

  • Damien: Omen II 1978

    ★★ Watched 14 May, 2014 9

    Damien: Omen II was what I consider to be your standard sequel downgrade. While I wouldn't really consider Gregory Peck to William Holden a downgrade, most of the remaining cast was definitely so, oh, except Lance Henriksen of course! Nicholas Pryor was a poor excuse for a David Warner-type character.

    The biggest complaint I have lies within the story, there isn't much of one which leads to a rather boring movie. A rehash of people warning other people about Damien.…

  • Re-Animator 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 May, 2014 11

    I was asked by a few users on my Favorite Horror Comedies list why I had included Bride of Re-Animator but not Re-Animator and their questioning me made me question myself, even though I was pretty sure I always found the sequel to be more funny.

    Interestingly enough, I shouldn't have doubted myself. I still love Re-Animator and I like it more than the sequels, and while I think it is a fun, fast-paced movie, I don't find it funny.…

  • The Omen 1976

    ★★★½ Rewatched 13 May, 2014 6

    I wish I could explain to you why I've seen The Omen multiple times but I've never seen any of the sequels or the remake. Strangely enough, my husband has experienced the same anomaly. We both decided to watch the sequels but figured we might as well start off with Richard Donner's classic horror film from 1976, starring Gregory Peck.

    The movie doesn't have a strong impact on me and I don't believe that it is only because I have…