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  • Stitches

    Stitches 2012

    ★★½ Watched 14 Jul, 2016

    Good fun with a crowd, Stitches is a love letter to the kinds of late 80s/early 90s direct or nearly direct to video slasher films that I've never understood the appeal for. Fans of movie series like The Leprechaun should enjoy this; for non-fans like myself the amusement comes chiefly out of the fact this was made and set in Ireland, giving us a slightly different take and a different cultural context to enjoy it in. The weird clown lore…

  • Deathgasm

    Deathgasm 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2016

    Cute coming-of-age-via-metal-and-accidental-summoning-of-demons tale out of New Zealand that evokes Sam Raimi's Evil Dead films and New Zealand's own Peter Jackson's Dead Alive but brings its own sense of humor and odd sweetness to the table. The moments before the mayhem have a lot of verisimilitude for those of us who grew up listening to metal and/or playing D+D.

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2014

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2012 8

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…