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  • World Gone Wild 1988

    ★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    Ardentspork said it all when we watched this one: "It's an Italian rip off ripped off in America." Attempt to use the Seven Samurai formula in a post-apocalypse setting where everyone fights over water (not oil). Because that formula is so solid-and because the film is full of solid B actors-Bruce Dern, Michael Pare, Julius J. Carrey III-the film is a mildly amusing, if not particularly exceptional watch. I did enjoy Adam Ant's cult, great costuming, but I wished that the Scientology hadn't sued them into reading "The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Manson" instead of Dianetics.

  • Samurai Cop 1991

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    2 stars as a movie-4 stars as a thing to watch with a crowd.

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  • The Getaway 1972

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Aug, 2012 3

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  • 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.