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  • Kung Fury

    Kung Fury 2015

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    You gonna need that spine? It's holding your back.
    -Kung Fury

    Hitler's mobile phone might be the biggest threat to the free world.

  • Der Samurai

    Der Samurai 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jun, 2015

    See how powerful we could be together?
    -Der Samurai

    Jakob, a rookie cop, gets distracted from his current preoccupation with a wolf that is straying from the woods when a transvestite starts terrorizing his town with a tendency to behead people with a samurai sword. That is the normal aspect of the film.

    I'm sure there is meaning behind all this, but there was just too much batshit craziness distracting me from making heads or tails of what was going…

  • Return Of The One Armed Swordsman

    Return Of The One Armed Swordsman 1969

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Jun, 2015

    Many must sacrifice for a cause, so many are killed for this.
    -Fang Gang

    Jimmy Wang returns with his broken sword and one good arm to take names, spill gallons of blood and blow away the body count of the original film.

    We find our hero, Fang Gang (Wang), married and farming as he's retired the sword, but we've all seen enough martial arts films to know that only means trouble will come find him instead.

    Legendary director Chang Cheh

  • Almost Mercy

    Almost Mercy 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2015

    This is the story of our friendship.

    Two kids who don't conform to what is considered normal in their shitty little Rhode Island town develop a friendship between the moments of being bullied and abused both mentally and physically by everyone imaginable from other kids to adults.

    Where the story is headed is obvious just by the description I gave, but writer/director Tom DeNucci plays this smart by revealing it right from the beginning by basically saying "Yes! This…

  • All Through the Night

    All Through the Night 1941

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2015

    There's more here then meets the FBI.
    -Gloves Donahue

    Drama/comedies and horror/comedies are a common occurrence but you don't hear of comedy/thrillers as much, because it's just a weird combination. This is what you have here and it's an odd experience. The comedy is goofball humor while the thriller aspects are dead serious.

    You have Humphrey Bogart as Gloves Donahue, a sports promoter with possible ties to the mafia, throwing a monkey wrench in a Nazi spy organization operating on…

  • Creep

    Creep 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jun, 2015

    Oh my god... this is going to be a good day.

    I'm not a big fan of found footage films because they are more often then not used as a cheap way to make a film with no regard to logic as opposed to an effective storytelling device. Creep falls into that small category of films that actually make it an integral part of the plot.

    Here we get Aaron a videographer, played by the director Patrick Brice, who's…

  • Burying the Ex

    Burying the Ex 2015

    ★★½ Watched 24 Jun, 2015

    Olivia, this is Evelyn, my dead ex girlfriend.

    Maybe it didn't look like much on paper, but still, having Anton Yelchin and Alexandra Addario in a horror comedy under the direction of Joe Dante gave me certain expectations. Expectations that weren't met.

    To Dante's credit, he does the most he can with an incredibly weak script by Alan Trezza. Max (Yelchin) tries to move on after the death of his girlfriend, which he was about to break up with,…

  • God Bless America

    God Bless America 2011

    ★★ Watched 23 Jun, 2015

    This is more fun than killing yourself, right?

    I love dark satires. The darker, the bleaker, the better. Here's the thing though, if you look at the greatest satires ever made in film they all have at least one thing in common; they are NOT constantly reminding you that you are in fact watching a satire.

    I was on board with the beginning of God Bless America when good old Frank started with his first rant about what was…

  • Shane

    Shane 1953

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jun, 2015

    So you're Jack Wilson.

    I've seen Jack Palance be a mean bastard before, but this might be his best. The beautiful thing though is he also pulls it off with a wink and a smile while saying hardly a word.

    The plot is actually nothing new even for 1953; you have the mysterious gunslinger, the wholesome family and the big rancher that's trying to run out all the small farmers to take over their land. Director George Stevens takes…

  • Frenzy

    Frenzy 1972

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Jun, 2015

    Don't forget, Bob's your uncle.
    -Bob Rusk

    Alfred Hitchcock's last great film. His next one, Family Plot, would actually be his final project, but despite liking it a great deal as it's a fun movie, Frenzy is a much more Hitchcockian experience and the one that showed Hitch still had "it".

    Original review can be read here.

  • Unfinished Business

    Unfinished Business 2015

    ★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    How is it a wheelbarrow?
    -Mike Pancake

    I like Dave Franco, I think he's funny most times. With that said though, if the best thing going for your film is Dave Franco in a supporting role, then your film is in trouble.

    Not only is the comedy limp, but the story itself is as well. There's like no real conflict because the worst thing that will happen if the boys don't get their deal is three people will be out…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life's problems.

    So for Father's Day I got to pick what film the family went out to see. While I would have probably preferred seeing Mad Max: Fury Road for a third time, I decided it wasn't worth the dirty looks I'd no doubt get for bringing a 12 year old girl to see it.

    So me being a grown ass man decided his Father's Day movie would…