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  • Zatôichi's Revenge

    Zatôichi's Revenge 1965

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2016

    I don't know who sent you, but you only get one life. You should guard it more carefully.

    Enter director Akira Inoue for his first and only Zatôichi film, although he'd go on to direct a half dozen or so episodes of TV series that was a direct continuation of the films also starring Shintarô Katsu as master Ichi. It's too bad Inoue only directed one film because he had a great style here experimenting with high and low…

  • ...All the Marbles

    ...All the Marbles 1981

    ★★★ Watched 18 Jul, 2016 2

    These dice are colder than my first wife.
    -Harry Sears

    Watching My Breakfast with Blassie put me in the mood for a cheesy 80s wrestling movie so I tracked down this gem. Picture Peter Falk managing a women's tag team and the film turns out exactly how you'd expect. Borderline misogynist while also playing like it's about strong women.

    The wrestling is kinda horrible, but almost passable by early 80s standards. Vicki Frederick and Laurene Landon do give it their…

  • Man Up

    Man Up 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jul, 2016

    Fuck the past!

    Hell might have frozen over, I've watched two predictable "boy meets girl, ect..." movies back to back and loved both of them. Again same rules, tell the same old story with different window dressing isn't enough... but make a viewer care about the characters and WANT that predictable ending it works.

    This one's strongest asset is easily the chemistry between Simon Pegg and Lake Bell playing Jack and Nancy. It's not a "lovey dovey pukey" chemistry…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Jul, 2016 9

    No girl can ever truly love a man who listens to Phil Collins.

    Eager too please and predictable, but when that third act comes along you WANT that predictable ending to occur. That's the difference why some films that use the "boy meets girl, boy loses girl..." plot work and some don't; the ones that work make you want the ending you know is coming while others you could care less.

    Cosmo (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is the only member of…

  • Cyborg X

    Cyborg X 2016

    ½ Watched 14 Jul, 2016 4

    It's basically a Resident Evil: Extinction fan film that managed to get Danny Trejo to hang out for an afternoon's worth of scenes.

  • My Breakfast with Blassie

    My Breakfast with Blassie 1983

    ★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2016

    What the hell ever happened to the human race?
    -"Classy" Freddie Blassie

    Andy Kaufman spoofed My Dinner with André by having breakfast with wrestling legend "Classy" Freddie Blassie in a diner. I am ashamed that I did not know this existed. It was made during Kaufman's "wrestling career" and it's absurdist politically incorrect humor that might have been ahead of it's time.

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2016

    There's no food left. Only the dogs. And Mrs. Hillman is refusing to clean unless I pay her what I apparently owe her. Like all poor people, she's obsessed with money.

    I don't know how faithful it is to J.G. Ballard's novel but Ben Wheatley's adaptation is a one of a kind thriller with his own clear interpretation of it. Even though it's arguably a sci-fi film it clearly takes place in the 70s without actually saying it (I…

  • Adventures of Zatôichi

    Adventures of Zatôichi 1964

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2016

    For the first two acts Zatôichi seems to be more of a bystander to the main story having little to no effect on what is happening. It involves a woman looking for her lost father, another woman trying to protect her fugitive brother, a corrupt politician and a dirty Samurai boss, but then like all the other films preceding it the third act delivers more than you could expect.

    It finds yet another emotional level to explore with Master Ichi

  • Who's That Knocking at My Door

    Who's That Knocking at My Door 1967

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Jul, 2016

    Everybody should like westerns.

    Martin Scorsese's feature film debut sounds like something mythical that might not really exist. Like Scorsese was just brought into existence as a master film maker that was around since film existed. Yeah I might be bit of a fanboy.

    What's amazing about this movie is that I've seen Scorsese's influence in other directors going back decades now, but HERE we have a Scorsese film where you can clearly see his Italian and French film…

  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    Friday the 13th: A New Beginning 1985

    ★★ Rewatched 10 Jul, 2016

    You dumb dildo!

    This was the next chapter of Mrs. DuLac's journey. She said she will continue this until she witnesses Jason Voorhees in space. It's not the worst Friday the 13th, it's just the clumsiest. I like the idea behind it, but the setup and reveal of the killer is done so badly it makes it fun.

  • The Fundamentals of Caring

    The Fundamentals of Caring 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Jul, 2016

    Did you arrange these to look like large testicacles and a small penis?

    From the get go this movie looks like it's going to be predictable fluff, and maybe it is to a certain extent, but thanks to the chemistry between Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts and the film's unwillingness to give in to being emotionally manipulative it ends up being far superior than most films of it's ilk.

    Every time I thought the movie was going into cliche…

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop 1987

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Jul, 2016 17

    I'd buy that for a dollar!
    -Bixby Snyder

    A. Perfect. Film.

    Satire that punches you in the face. Perfectly paced action thriller. The greatest "superhero" origin film that isn't a superhero film. Memorable bigger than life characters. Gritty and insanely quotable dialogue. Violence that will burn itself into your soul (Director's Cut of Murphy's death is no laughing matter). One iconic character created in one original film.

    It's like director Paul Verhoeven announced his arrival in Hollywood by blasting the…