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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Jan, 2016

    Ah, memories. I remember back before the internet, when a cool song would play on the radio and I couldn't figure out who it was... Man, that shit could drive you crazy.

    The actors give great performances in this. Sure, there's some pretentious dialogue, but that was part of the culture back in the '90s. Remember alternative rock and My So-Called Life? Some of the dialogue in The Perks of Being a Wallflower makes me want to roll my eyes while stirring up feelings of nostalgia at the same time.

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014

    ★½ Watched 26 Jan, 2016

    How to make spycraft boring in one easy step:
    1. This movie.

    Jack Ryan is a covert CIA financial analyst tracking down hidden Russian bank accounts to thwart a plot to crash the US dollar.

    Yes, really. And they decided to use Chris Pine, the actor with one of the douchiest faces ever, to be the economics-student-turned-marine-turned-covert-CIA-financial-analyst. But he never seems like an analyst. He doesn't have the qualities that go along with being a big nerd. He seems like…

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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.