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  • Revolt 1986

    ★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    Another one of the truly strange things you can find on Netflix Instant, this one is an 80s drug revenge movie made by Iranian ex-pats that shoehorns in a bit where the Iranian revolution happens and Texans then discriminate against the Iranian family-including the drug lord goaded his son into getting the other kids to beat him to death. Some good "so-bad-it's-good" stuff along with the general weirdness.

  • Bad Milo 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2014

    A man has a violent killer baby that represents his rage, lives in his ass, and emerges to kill the sources of his stress. If you like this sort of thing you will immediately draw parallels with things like Brain Damage and with "man's rage manifests itself as a literal monster" movies that go way back. Thankfully this is a comedy, with a good cast and some very funny moments, which smooths over some of the things you may have…

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  • The Getaway 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2012 3

    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…

  • Prometheus 2012

    ★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2013

    Saw it on my friend's large, 3D high def TV. Looked amazing. Beautiful effects. Story was mostly pedestrian, occasionally strained to "say something" about the human condition and mostly fails (though it is interesting to see it pick up some of the threads in Scott's Blade Runner). The characters are almost universally frustrating and irritating, despite a good cast. I'm not sure why I was supposed to either love or hate this, though I suppose it could sting Alien mega-fans as a disappointment. I think it would have been a much stronger movie WITHOUT the Alien connection.