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  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man 1973

    ★★ Watched 12 Sep, 2016

    May Morrison: Can I do anything for you, Sergeant?
    Sergeant Howie: No, I doubt it, seeing you're all raving mad!

    Turns out the DVD I watched contains the shortest version of the movie, at about 85 minutes long. I didn't realize that until after.

    This is the most fucked up town. Very wacky. Makes the Children of the Corn look subdued in comparison.

    Has a lot more singing than I expected.

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate 2004

    ★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2016

    Senator Thomas Jordan: And you bring me rumors and conjecture.
    Ben Marco: I started with nightmares. Rumors, conjectures, that's a giant leap forward.

    Great actors in a crap movie.

    This lacks subtlety. Why not just put knives in business suits and have them hijack a freight train painted like the American flag so they can mow down the Constitution?

    Actually, my boyfriend liked the knives in business suits idea.

    The original movie's plot was handled deftly, but this remake feels…

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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.