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  • Love Actually

    Love Actually

    ★★★½

    Apparently I've only ever watched this movie on TV so watching all the of the simulated sex scenes made for some interesting viewing. Both for me AND my 92 year old grandmother.

  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV

    ★★★★

    Pure Cinema.

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★

    (Directors cut)

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    ★★★★

    W/ Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams and Tom Savini commentary

  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

    ★★★

    Almost perfect for a hammer except for that out of nowhere rape scene that is never brought up after the fact.

  • Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

    ★★★½

    Apparently I watched the British cut of the flick, still great but I don't have any frame of reference for what the difference is.

  • The Devil's Rock

    The Devil's Rock

    ★★★

    Any movie that unifies Indiana Jones, Hellboy, and maybe Constantine is alright in my book.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    Scream is basically the Watchmen of horror movies.

    Its incredibly well made and it has lots of interesting things to say about its genre but it kind of ruined everything for a good ten years.

  • The Collection

    The Collection

    ★★★½

    I have to assume the conventions of the action movie and the horror flick have been combined before but I cant remember ever watching one that used the tropes as effectively as The Collection did. This isn't to say that it didn't have its share of problems but the idea of a team of mercenaries raiding the secret lair of a slasher like Leather face or Michael Myers to hopefully save his latest victim is a good one.

    A thief…