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  • Sh! The Octopus

    Sh! The Octopus 1937

    ★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2013

    -tentacled arms often seen emerging from darkened rooms
    -an unseen mastermind criminal known as 'The Octopus!'
    -haunted lighthouse
    -2 bumbling wiseguy detectives
    -an ever-expanding cast of folks arriving at said lighthouse
    -dead body hanging from ceiling
    -secret panels, trapdoors, etc.

    Going in without any real expectations, this 60 minute vintage mystery-comedy delivered exactly what I wanted: all of the above. Weird in a great way.

  • The Way Way Back

    The Way Way Back 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Aug, 2013

    Solid indie 'awkward teen' movie with lots of good people, plenty of non-cheesy drama, and some well-written laughs. Pretty great debut directing gig, actually.

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  • The Kid

    The Kid 2000

    ★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2012

    Like the most heartwarming extended Twilight Zone episode ever. Actually, it's a light and funny film with decent comedy from Bruce and better from Breslin.

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies 1985

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Aug, 2012

    Yes, yes, it helps to have grown up watching this film to really feel the undying love for it now, and it's hard to know what someone coming to it for the first time as an adult would make of it, but c''s still funny, still exciting, still occasionally hokey, and still makes one regret never finding that trap-laden pirate cave you were sure was somewhere in your own neighborhood. Just me?