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  • Gremlins 1984

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 19 Aug, 2014 3

    Reasons to love Gremlins:

    An absolutely demented "kids" movie.

    Mischief at its absolute finest.

    Perfect blend of horror and comedy.

    Amazing Christmas atmosphere.

    Phoebe Cates' Santa Claus story!!! One of the most bizarre scenes in a movie I've ever seen, let alone in a movie like this!

    Hilarious animatronics/no CGI!

    Billy's dad's inventions -especially the smokeless ashtray!

    The kitchen sequence - especially the microwave.

    All the monster movie in-jokes.

    Any time the Gremlins laugh.

    Stripe's death.

    Overflowing with nostalgia!

    A quintessential 80s movie.

    Helped usher in the PG-13 rating.

    The disappearing time machine gag.

    Endlessly rewatchable.

  • L.A. Confidential 1997

    ★★★★ Rewatched 14 Aug, 2014

    (Slightly spoilerish)

    This film put Russell Crowe, Guy Pierce and even Kevin Spacey (to a degree) on the map. Talk about an ensemble. Throw in Danny DeVito and Kim Basinger as well. This film has a lot of plot and a lot of atmosphere and feels like it operates in a sort of hyper-reality with some exaggerated dialogue and performances. The mood, set decoration, hell even wardrobe are incredible here. The two flaws for me:
    1. Never really bought into…

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    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2012

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

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    ★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 14

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