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  • Derailed

    Derailed 2002

    Watched 12 Mar, 2015

    How aptly titled, as Derailed is a god damn train wreck.

    The best part of the movie was in the end, when the terrible [AWESOME] FX are on full display - toy train, miniature sets, super-shitty CGI helicopters, THE WORKS. Sadly, it's not enough to distract from the fact that you're sitting through an awful movie. A movie that has the nerve to waste 89 minutes of your life.

  • Teenage Exorcist

    Teenage Exorcist 1991

    ★★ Watched 11 Mar, 2015

    Watching Teenage Exorcist the day after Vivian Schilling's Terror Eyes was quite fitting, as Brinke Stevens wrote the screenplay for and starred in this movie (much like how Schilling is known for her own vanity projects).

    The opening credits are classic cool Fred Olen Ray and they make sure to drive home the fact that the movie stars Eddie Deezen, Brinke Stevens and Michael Berryman. Although, truly, the film is just a vehicle for Brinke Stevens to showcase her...sexiness? with…

  • The Shepherd: Border Patrol

    The Shepherd: Border Patrol 2008

    ★★ Watched 11 Mar, 2015 19

    According to IMDb, the director of The Shepherd - Isaac Florentine, is WORSHIPED by his fans. Do you guys think he wrote that about himself? I have a feeling he did...

    After watching this movie I was trying to pinpoint exactly what it is about this director that people worship. The way his films are edited? The action sequences? For someone who is often very uncomfortable and impatient during long action scenes, I didn't experience that here, it didn't seem…

  • The Culture High

    The Culture High 2014

    Watched 10 Mar, 2015

    I would have really enjoyed this documentary if I was a libertarian who found comfort in being told what I already knew.

  • Terror Eyes

    Terror Eyes 1989

    Watched 10 Mar, 2015 6

    I was like *THIS CLOSE* to seriously writing about Terror Eyes until I realized it's another movie written by Vivian Schilling, who is the woman who also wrote and starred in Soultaker, one of my favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes (co-starring Uncle Joe Estevez and Robert Z'Dar).

    Schilling really enjoys writing "great" parts for herself. In Terror Eyes, Vivian plays an advertising executive who was asked to write a script for a horror film, despite not having any interest…

  • Of Miracles And Men

    Of Miracles And Men 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Mar, 2015 8

    After checking out The Price of Gold, I realized I should probably watch other 30 for 30 documentaries for a couple of different reasons, the first being that I know very little about sports, and I know I'm only two films in, but they're really damn good so far too!

    Thankfully I watched Of Miracles and Men before checking out Miracle, because now I know quite a bit about the Russian team who were miraculously beat by the Americans in…

  • And the Oscar Goes To...

    And the Oscar Goes To... 2014

    Watched 08 Mar, 2015

    ...white people.

  • Manhunt

    Manhunt 2008

    ★★ Watched 07 Mar, 2015 7

    Jeg har ikke sett eller skrevet noe på norsk på en stund, så mens mannen min var på fest, tenkte jeg det var på tide å se en norsk film uten hjelp av mannen min til å forstå filmen.

    Det verste med Rovdyr var filteret de brukte for å få filmen til å se gammel ut (1974 istedenfor 2008). Jeg brydde meg ikke om at filmen var en slags norsk "Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Last House on the Left." Det var ikke…

  • Boardinghouse

    Boardinghouse 1982

    ★★ Rewatched 07 Mar, 2015 10

    Apparently I decided to watch Boardinghouse one more time because I fucking hate myself.

    Imagine if the toys most of us owned in the 1980s decided to start reproducing with each other, and if one of the couplings turned out to be a cocaine addicted Ken doll and a plush E.T., it would result in director, writer and star of Boardinghouse, John Wintergate, who plays "Jim."

    I don't know many women who would respond to a room for rent ad…

  • Student Bodies

    Student Bodies 1981

    ★★★★ Rewatched 06 Mar, 2015 11

    It had been YEARS since I last watched Student Bodies and I felt a tinge of apprehension, worried that maybe it wouldn't hold up upon rewatch, and this feeling was made worse when I saw how much a lot of people here on Letterboxd really hate it.

    Well, you guys are all just nuts! I still think it's great.

    "Chicken? hmm.. Broken."

    I am not ashamed to admit that this movie makes me laugh quite a bit, and heartily.

    Student…

  • Graduation Day

    Graduation Day 1981

    ★★★★ Rewatched 05 Mar, 2015 10

    Upon rewatch last night, I was like...embarrassingly into the disco music in the opening of Graduation Day, I didn't want it to end! I was into it so much that at one point I thought to myself - "is this the greatest opening to a slasher film, ever?" I know it probably isn't, but I sure enjoyed it yesterday.

    You know what else was great about the opening? The god damn editing, which remained hypnotically beautiful for the rest of…

  • Girls Nite Out

    Girls Nite Out 1982

    ★★★ Rewatched 04 Mar, 2015 14

    I feel it's pretty necessary for me to rewatch the slasher films I can't remember very well, especially if I have trouble recalling who the killer is, which was the case for Girls Nite Out. I had only seen it once before and I remembered being fairly underwhelmed by it, and upon rewatch, I can sort of see why.

    While Girls Nite Out is a passable entry and maybe even almost good, it possessed a few flaws that usually accompany…