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  • StageFright: Aquarius

    StageFright: Aquarius 1987

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2016

    Film 27 of 33 for Hooptober 2016.

    Giallos always have some great potential as they are the more colorful, interesting and creative interpretations of the otherwise mediocre and creatively bankrupt slasher sub genre, but this potential is rarely met. Most giallo's I've seen tend to be very convoluted in a way that rarely benefits the picture(exceptions being films like Argento's 'Tenebre'). Fortunately, Soavi's 'StageFright: Aquarius' presents us with a succinct and fun murder mystery that has all the artistic and…

  • Brain Damage

    Brain Damage 1988

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Oct, 2016

    Film 26 of 33 for Hooptober 2016.

    Henenlotter again strikes that great balance between trashy schlock and good old fun. Obviously higher in production value and acting ability than Henenlotter's most famous film, Basket Case, and almost as hilarious as well. There really isn't anything negative to say about this film- the characters are as fleshed out and interesting as they need to be in a movie such as this, and the story has just enough elaboration to know that…

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  • Atari: Game Over

    Atari: Game Over 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Nov, 2014 8

    Nice to see some defense for E.T.

    While not necessarily a good game, it was a very ambitious game that doesn't deserve to be called the worst ever in any stretch of the imagination.

    Like one interviewee said, "I'd rather play E.T. than any of the Call of Duty games any day".

    So would I.

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Sep, 2016

    An odd combination of disparate genres like comedy, action, and folk horror, miraculously pulled together by Edgar Wright's perfect direction and incredibly inventive editing. Edgar Wright is easily the best comedic director working right now, and the fact no single scene, shot or line goes by without garnering a laugh in this entire film goes to prove it.