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  • Magnum Force

    Magnum Force 1973

    ★★★ Watched 02 Sep, 2015

    This movie's plot is basically about showing where Harry stands when it comes to busting bad guys. He certainly has no problem shooting them. Does Harry think it's okay to murder criminals? Or does he think the system works?

    "Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot."

  • Le Mans

    Le Mans 1971

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Sep, 2015

    This film is mostly a 106-minute condensation of a 24-hour race.

    Le Mans is visually impressive. There's maybe a minute-and-a-half's worth of dialogue and not much plot of which to speak, which is fine given that the focus is on the race. Reading into the background of the movie is interesting (they filmed on location during the 1970 Le Mans race).

    I like cars, but I can't say I didn't get distracted at times during the middle of the film. However, I was impressed at how tense the end is.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing 1982

    ★★★★★ Added

    This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done that even decades later they remain a disturbing sight; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.

    The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.

    I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness 1992

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Aug, 2013 4

    Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.

    The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."

    Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.