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  • The Kiss of the Vampire

    The Kiss of the Vampire 1963

    ★★½ Rewatched 01 Aug, 2015

    Caught the second half or so of this on Svenghoulie and, while it's definitely lacking in real menace-the vampires move VERY slow and the focus is never as much on them as it needs to be-and needed a better last act it's still an enjoyable enough Hammer film for fans of the studio. The opening sequence is killer, though, and tough to beat!

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★ Watched 01 Aug, 2015

    Enjoyable enough, though it felt like someone held up a matrix of "Beats needed in any respectable British history based Oscar bait" and then proceeded to hit every single one of them.

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  • 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…

  • The Mysterians

    The Mysterians 1957

    ★★★ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2015 2

    Some fantastic model work, sets, matte paintings and costume design is married to a fairly dull tale of conferences, meetings, and announcements wrapped around a tale that basically boils down to "THEY CAME FOR OUR WOMEN!" Most important, I'm guessing, for the advances it afforded Toho in their effects work, but it is interesting, particularly if you read the invaders stated intention that they "only " want a tiny piece of land while burrowing beneath it and women stealing as then current Japanese anxieties about Americans based in Japan.