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  • Dog Eat Dog

    Dog Eat Dog

    ★★

    We are not going to go down. Gotta be samurai style.
    -Troy

    Willem Dafoe is so batshit crazy in this that Nicolas Cage comes off as normal. It's a crazy drug fueled gore infested ride that... doesn't really amount to much as an actual movie. It's like a patchwork of former Paul Schrader works that is barely holding together.

    Enjoyed it, some memorable stuff here, but it's just not a good movie.

  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

    Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

    ★½

    I'll have a Voorhees burger and a side of Jason fingers.
    -Creighton Duke

    Another Friday the 13th brings another viewing. Helping Mrs. DuLac go through all of them, something I started with her in October... of 2015. She's in the home stretch now though. Still, this one was worth it just for the constant "What the fuck is going on?" look on her face.

    She also spotted the Necronomicon from Evil Dead so she passed the test.

  • I Am Not a Serial Killer

    I Am Not a Serial Killer

    ★★★½

    You have a lot of predictors for serial killer behavior...
    -Dr. Neblin

    I knew very little about this movie going in. Didn't even see a trailer. I knew it played with the trope of "serial killer tracking serial killer" (ei: Dexter) and that's probably all you need to know going in.

    John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records) is a teenager that works in the family owned funeral home and is all but too accustomed to being around dead bodies. He sees…

  • Death Race 2050

    Death Race 2050

    ★★★

    Welcome to the Death Race!
    -Chairman

    I think Roger Corman and director G.J. Echternkamp had a vision for this film and that vision was cheap trashy violent exploitation. Between the Syfy Channel quality special effects, countless topless women, outrageous non-PC characters and triple digit body count, I'd say mission accomplished (is that good or bad I'm not sure). I did find that it skewered a little more towards Troma quality then classic Corman quality, but then again some people might…

  • The Eyes of My Mother

    The Eyes of My Mother

    ★★★½

    Everything I do is for you.
    -Francisca

    Few horror films have made me worry about what I might see next, but this one did. In the end I didn't see anything I hadn't before in numerous other movies and you could even argue that this might even be tame (the gore that is) compared to other releases from this year, but holy shit it made me feel like anything could happen next and that was the key.

    The tension of…

  • Trucks

    Trucks

    Remind me, what am I doing here?
    -June

    Quasi remake of Maximum Overdrive as this is based off the same Stephen King short story. Now Maximum Overdrive has rarely been called a great film (or decent movie) but it has it's fans. It came out over 30 years ago and is still memorable, even if it's for cheesy reasons. You had Emilio Estevez, Yeardley Smith, the iconic Green Goblin semi-truck, a complete AC/DC soundtrack and a coked out of his…

  • Flirting

    Flirting

    ★★★★

    Suddenly, there were much bigger worlds again, and some small place in them for me.
    -Danny Embling

    I want to stay honest here and say I watched this because of Nicole Kidman despite the fact that just now, when I came to log it, I realized that the film's poster on Letterboxd will make me look kinda pervy. This poster is even more deceptive then the one I original saw on IMDB right here. That one makes it look like…

  • Beyond the Gates

    Beyond the Gates

    ★★½

    It's like a board game you know... but you gotta watch it.
    -John

    I admire the fact that this movie is built around a VCR Board Game, a concept that wasn't even good in the 80s during it's heyday. I had at least one of these growing up and it's presently driving me crazy that I can't remember what it was.

    The gist of this one is that the board game is sorta possessed as two brothers try to play…

  • The Hearse

    The Hearse

    ★★

    I know what your aunt did here... she worshipped the devil!
    -Walter Prichard

    My first instinct when I saw this was that I hoped it was like The Car but... ya know, a hearse instead. Now The Car isn't exactly what I'd call a classic, but it's goofy fun. The Hearse seems to find the goofy but not much of the fun.

    First off I was surprised during the opening credits when Joseph Cotten's name popped up and my interest…

  • Florence Foster Jenkins

    Florence Foster Jenkins

    ★★★

    No mockers and no scoffers!
    -St Clair Bayfield

    A silly enough distraction as long as you don't put too much thought into it. "Meryl Streep is delightfully entertaining as Florence Foster Jenkins" is the way I think I should put it because she was. Hugh Grant does his "Hugh Grant thing" and Simon Helberg is less annoying than he is on Big Bang Theory.

    What didn't click with me was that the film tries to paint Florence Foster Jenkins as…

  • Ouija: Origin of Evil

    Ouija: Origin of Evil

    ★★★

    Wanna hear something cool?
    -Doris Zander

    I was sure that Sarah Paulson played the mom in this so I was kinda disappointed when I realized she wasn't. She doesn't even look like Elizabeth Reaser so I must have not been paying much attention to the trailer that one time I saw it.

    So even though I've never seen Ouija (2014) I thought I'd still be safe watching it's prequel (being slightly flippant) and I was mostly right except for an…

  • The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    ★★

    I need to remember.
    -Rachel

    They should have made a movie about Dr. Kamal Abdic's patients who obviously were all driven to commit suicide after delving into deep depressions by having to endure sessions with him week after week because I got depressed every time I had to watch a scene with him in it. He's played by Edgar Ramirez who embodies the charisma and emotion of a wet rock.

    It's a technically well made movie, but my slight problem…