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  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Nov, 2016

    Yeah some of our clothes are from victims. You might bite someone and then, you think, "Oooh, those are some nice pants!".
    -Viago

    Had the pleasure to show this to a friend (Dan, give him a follow!). This somehow gets funnier each time I watch it.

    I just saw that there's going to be a spin-off show about the cops (Paranormal Event Response Unit) and I knew about the brilliantly named planned spinoff movie about the werewolves (We're Wolves), which…

  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Nov, 2016 10

    Holy fuck.
    -Ian Donnelly

    We almost went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but I felt like seeing Arrival again instead and since Mrs. DuLac had not seen it yet I basically told her "We know we're going to see Fantastic Beasts soon if not tonight, but trust me when I say you need to see Arrival..." That sold her on it and she loved it.

    She doesn't seek out the latest trailers so basically she had…

  • Laggies

    Laggies 2014

    ★★★ Watched 12 Nov, 2016

    I never anticipated still having to find a place where I'd fit in by the time I was an adult either.
    -Craig

    A quirky movie that unfortunately knows it's quirky (yeah one of those) and somehow still manages to be completely predictable anyways.

    Despite having all that working against it though, it still works because it has the perfect cast; Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell and Kaitlyn Dever in a small supporting role (Loretta from Justified!).

    So despite…

  • Bad Moms

    Bad Moms 2016

    ★½ Watched 11 Nov, 2016 2

    Oh my gosh, she just got her sadness all over me.
    -Gwendolyn

    Remember how great Mila Kunis was in Black Swan? That should have lead to greater and better things and yet she's barely been in anything watchable since. Might be exaggerating a bit, but not by much.

    So Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn are moms that have had enough with their over-demanding PTA, entitled kids and shitty husbands. That's the whole joke and the movie runs for 100…

  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Nov, 2016 6

    Priority One: What do they want? Where are they from?
    -Colonel Weber

    Very happy I went to Arrival before I saw anything beyond the first trailer. Rarely do I do this, but after that first trailer I avoided all marketing for the film after that. Honestly I didn't even need that first trailer, a sci-fi movie directed by Denis Villeneuve had me sold already, but that first trailer was perfect.

    Out of curiosity I just watched the latest trailer because…

  • Zatôichi's Pilgrimage

    Zatôichi's Pilgrimage 1966

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Nov, 2016

    As they say, if you have something that ails you call a masseur.
    -Mr. Gonbei

    Zatôichi's back. The films at this point have been more about Ichi trying to atone for his violent life and here we find him trekking to the 88 shrines on Shikoku to do so. Wouldn't you know it though, someone tries to kill him on his way there which leads him getting involved with a village of farmers being terrorized by a local gangster.

    On…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Nov, 2016 2

    Where have you been?
    -Christine Palmer

    If you know who Steve Ditko is, you might have an idea why I loved the movie Doctor Strange, but if you're familiar with the term "Ditko Fingers" then you know exactly why a comic book fan would love this movie.

    Ditko is of course a legendary comic book artist and writer, but out of all the characters Marvel has brought to the silver screen since creating their "Cinematic Universe", this is the first…

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Nov, 2016

    I'll take you to mom no matter what.
    -Seok Woo

    The first zombie film since 28 Days Later... that managed to work over my nerves and make me care about the characters all at the same time. Ok maybe there's others since then, but right at this moment I don't remember them.

    It's so much more than just "zombies on a train" which is why I feel that way. It's a zombie horror film that features social class revolts with…

  • Halloween

    Halloween 1978

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Oct, 2016 3

    Laurie, what's the boogeyman?
    -Tommy Doyle

    Oh Tommy you little bastard, if only you would have known you were going to grow up to be a creepy Paul Rudd. Almost had the entire family watching Halloween on Halloween this year... ALMOST... damn teenagers suck so what can you do? At least the adults have their priorities straight.

    We had a little less than 100 trick or treaters this year, the number always varies from year to year. Thankfully there wasn't…

  • Trick 'r Treat

    Trick 'r Treat 2007

    ★★★★ Rewatched 31 Oct, 2016

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.
    -Mr. Kreeg

    Hearing Brian Cox utter those words in full John Carpenter makeup still puts a smile on my face. I remember when I wanted nothing more than Trick ’r Treat 2 and than recently I started wondering if it could ever live up to the original after waiting for 9 years! It's been 9 friggin years. Either way I'm more than happy with what we have now.

    Part of:
    Horroctober VI: DuLac of the Dead

  • Ghoulies IV

    Ghoulies IV 1994

    Watched 31 Oct, 2016

    You're not allowed to touch my jewels anymore Kate.
    -Jonathan Graves

    Ironically it's the only sequel to actually have a returning actor from the original (Peter Liapis) and at the same time if you miss the opening credits you wouldn't know you're actually watching a Ghoulies movie. According to IMDB the studio couldn't afford the Ghoulie puppets for the movie... so that's why they are played by little people here... and there's only two of them, I'm guessing they couldn't…

  • House of Dracula

    House of Dracula 1945

    ★★ Rewatched 31 Oct, 2016

    Do you doubt the supernatural?
    -Count Dracula

    House of Frankenstein was missing Bela Lugosi, now it's sequel is missing him AND Boris Karloff. I love Lon Chaney Jr. but he can't really pull this off on his own with John Carradine and Glenn Strange being poor substitutes for the missing horror icons.

    I do like how there's no explanation given as to why Dracula and the Wolf Man are alive and well again.

    Part of:
    Horroctober VI: DuLac of the Dead