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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator 1984

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Jul, 2015

    DVD: I never realized that Kyle Reese was a virgin when he made it with Sarah. Or that the psychiatrist didn't even get a look at the Terminator.
    This movie was truly frightening for me as a kid and it's clear to see why. This is a straight up horror film and it's pretty amazing what the filmmakers achieved on a low budget. After having seen T2 so many times, it's fun to see all the motifs and imagery Cameron…

  • San Andreas

    San Andreas 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2015

    DCP: I went in to this movie expecting to see some decent CGI destruction and laughably bad writing and acting. Everything was better on every level than expected. Maybe it's because I live in California - the earthquake capitol of America that some scenes were intense and almost terrifying.
    The film is subtle with it's editing. It relies on longish takes and gives you a good sense of geography so you can feel tension and suspense. The CGI is some…

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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Dec, 2012 3

    Tarantino is so good that even Jamie Fox can't ruin this movie.
    Hilarious, bloody, intense, epic. Exactly what you'd expect from a slave movie / Western from Quentin Tarantino. I had high expectations and this film met them. Always a good year when there's a film from this writer/director to remind us how good movies can be - and should be.

  • Big Momma's House

    Big Momma's House 2000

    ½ Added 1

    I was visiting Los Angeles in 1999 and saw this at a test screening - so I had no idea what movie I was about to see.
    That's my review. I wanted to explain why I saw this movie.