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  • To Catch a Thief

    To Catch a Thief 1955

    ★★★½ Rewatched 19 Apr, 2015

    I liked this quite a bit more watching it a second time. I have mixed feelings about Cary Grant – his suavity can be a bit forced – but I've got to admit that he and Grace Kelly certainly have chemistry. This isn't the most engaging story, though. Perhaps if there had been a scene at the beginning to help us identify with Cary Grant's former cat burglar, something like the scene at the start of Vertigo that sets up…

  • Deadly Eyes

    Deadly Eyes 1982

    ★★★ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2015

    I have to say I was wrong in my previous assessment of this film. No, it's not a masterpiece, but it's a fun, trashy Canadian film about killer rats. What did I expect? I enjoyed it quite a bit more this time. I still think the special effects aren't too bad considering the film's budget and the technical limitations of the era. If you don't look directly at the TV when the rats are on-screen, you can't even tell that…

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp 1983

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 May, 2014 4

    Sleepaway Camp will always hold a special place in my heart, because I'll never forget renting the VHS from the video store years ago. I was young and didn't have access to the Net back then, so I knew absolutely nothing about this movie when I picked the box up off the shelf. The lack of photos from the movie on the back cover didn't help either, but the phony letter from a frightened camper printed on the back in…

  • Dreamaniac

    Dreamaniac 1986

    ★★½ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2013 17

    I don't know why this movie gets as much hate as it does. Sure, it's bad, but it's also fairly amusing, which I think was intentional. Often it seemed like 'Dreamaniac' was supposed to be a horror-comedy, and not many people seem to pick up on that. I'm going to guess that a big reason this movie doesn't have a cult following like 'The Last Slumber Party' is because horror fans are generally comprised of straight men. 'Dreamaniac' was directed…