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  • After Hours 1985

    ★★★ Added

    We saw this when it came out and I recall it having some extremely funny bits swimming in a sea of very dark comedy. I found this incredibly disturbing as the protagonist wanders through dark streets and weird settings (weird in the "weird fiction" sense) which mirrored the stuff of nightmares where one just can't find one's way home. The result? A protagonist at the mercy of chaos with no redemption or underlying message at all. I don't insist on…

  • When the Game Stands Tall 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    Saw the screening last night.

    I came for Jim Caviezel. And the football (always the football).

    I was surprised by how good this movie is. And that it is layered giving us more than one look at the central question in which football is a means to an end.

    The trailer doesn't really give an idea of how this movie does NOT hit every point with a hammer, but for me it was head and shoulders above The Blind Side…

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  • Howl's Moving Castle 2004

    ★★★★ Added

    19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.

    Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    Anyone who enjoyed the Wallace and Gromit shorts will enjoy this. Their British sense of humor and timing ... so funny.

    Billed as "the world's first vegetarian horror movie," this finds Wallace and Gromit running a pest control service to help the villagers who want to grow prize-winning produce for their annual vegetable competition.

    Loaded with ingenious Rube Goldberg inventions, spoofs of old monster movies and classic movies, and their trademark sight gags, this is a treasure for all ages.