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  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate 1962

    ★★★½ Watched 29 May, 2016

    "It's a terrible thing to hate your mother. But I didn't always hate her. When I was a child, I only kind of disliked her."

    An interesting story packed with witty dialogue. The Manchurian Candidate could have been played as a straight political thriller, but it's not; it's quite funny at times. The film is engagingly lively rather than being some dour affair.

    I didn't know the movie's ending beforehand, so that was a pleasant surprise. This is an all-around entertaining experience.

    I can tell you one thing: I'll never look at a Queen of Diamonds the same way again.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 29 May, 2016

    "So, you're telling me you made a porno where the plot is the point?"

    Holy shit, this movie is fucking hilarious.

    Ryan Gosling is ridiculously good at screaming like a little girl. He repeatedly gets the shit knocked out of him, while Russell Crowe kicks the shit out of others. They're both really screwed up people, and it's entertaining as hell when they team up.

    I enjoyed this immensely. Crazy fun.

    Holly: "Dad, there are whores here n'stuff."
    Holland: "Don't say n'stuff. Just say, 'Dad, there are whores here.'"

    Life lessons being taught all over the place.

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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.