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  • The Manitou 1978

    ★★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2014 7

    As bizarre as The Manitou gets at times, the story was so damn boring that it deflected away from the absurdity. I actually had to watch this in two sittings because I fell asleep about halfway through at my first attempt.

    There were some fantastic effects mixed in with very cheesy laser beams and other various "groovy" graphics. Despite having an old woman yell gibberish into Tony Curtis' face before flying down the hallway and taking an entire banister along…

  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2014 21

    Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead came out right around the time I moved in close proximity to Buffalo, New York. I remember reading in the paper that they were filming a Troma film called Poultrygeist and I just rolled my eyes and moved along. I can't even say that Troma has always been hit or miss with me, because in most cases it was a miss and with a title like that, I just wasn't interested.

    Lloyd Kaufman, you…

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Jan, 2014 5

    This just goes to show that sometimes it takes me a really long time to watch a recommendation from someone, but all that matters is that I eventually watched it, right? A coworker told me about the premise of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and highly recommended it over 5 years ago and I kept a mental note, finally sitting down and watching it earlier today (better late than never).

    Perfume is a lovely movie rich with dingy yet…

  • Legend 1985

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Jan, 2014 4

    Sometimes you just need to watch one of your childhood-comfort movies and sometimes legends can be now and forever.

  • Crinoline Head 1995

    ½ Watched 09 Jan, 2014

    Every now and then a movie ends and I just want to punch my husband in the face for not only suggesting we watch it but because he actually bought this crap to begin with (against my advice). "I told you so.." is only fun the first 10 times, after that it is incredibly aggravating.

    The tagline shouldn't read "You'll laugh so hard, You'll lose your head," it should read "You will want to find the address of the person who sold this to you, go to their house and set it on fire."

  • Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Jan, 2014 10

    I fell in love with Greek Mythology at a very young age and it is mostly in thanks to Ray Harryhausen bringing the mythical creatures in Clash of the Titans to life.

    Thankfully this documentary was released before Ray Harryhausen's passing in 2013, I feel like a lot of these artists and filmmakers aren't ever appreciated until after they're gone and I'm also thankful because we were able to see plenty of interviews with him talking about his work and…

  • Children Of The Night 1991

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Jan, 2014 11

    Two years before Tony Randel (Hellraiser II: Hellbound) directed Ami Dolenz in Ticks, he directs her in this 1991 vampire-comedy hybrid called Children of the Night.

    The comedy seems incredibly out of place and is far from funny but it is made up for with the wonderful special effects supplied by KNB Efx and the quirky characters in the likes of Karen Black as a wet and wild vampire and The Stuff's "Chocolate Chip Charlie" (Garrett Morris) as the town…

  • Curse of Chucky 2013

    ★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2014 10

    The fifth sequel to Child's Play, made 25 years after the first and 9 years after the last sequel was surprisingly okay! I don't think Curse of Chucky was the bee's knees but it could have been much, much worse.

    My main issue was the fact that everything was over-explained, the backstory provided towards the end was just too much and caused a few groans on my end. This is a perfect example of why I love subtlety in film,…

  • The Stranger Beside Me 2003

    ★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2014 9

    I like that this is called "Ann Rule Presents:" The Stranger Beside Me because she obviously had a say in the casting of the person who played her (Barbara Hershey), no disrespect to Ms. Rule but I think Danny DeVito in a red-bobbed-wig would have been more accurate appearance-wise. I also noticed that every other line from "Ann Rule" was "I was a cop," "I come from a family of cops, "Don't forget that I was a cop," "I used…

  • I Spit On Your Grave 2 2013

    Watched 07 Jan, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Carrie 2013

    Watched 04 Jan, 2014 7

    Chloë Grace Moretz wasn't the main travesty in defiling the story of Carrie but I'm not going to lie, she was a major contributing factor. It drove me absolutely insane watching her orchestrate her telekinesis with her hands like a fucking maestro and her overacting was well past dreadful. It is really hard to separate this from De Palma's Carrie because it is so damn close in the timeline and events, the only difference being not just that it was…

  • Blackfish 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Jan, 2014 5

    I wish I could swim, just so I could jump into the ocean and hang out with a pod of killer whales and by hang out, I want to give them big giant hugs and squeeze their eyeballs out!

    It's sort of interesting that some people are "complaining" about Blackfish centering around SeaWorld or Tilikum when that is obviously what the filmmakers set out to make a documentary about, and if it seems one-sided, well, that's because SeaWorld refused to…