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  • Stripped to Kill

    Stripped to Kill 1987

    ★★★ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 23 Mar, 2015 22

    A psycho is stalking the dancers at the Rock Bottom strip club. When one of the ladies is brutally murdered in front of Detective Cody, and her partner, Detective Heineman. Cody, does what any cop would do, she goes undercover as a stripper to solve the case, in this erotic thriller produced by Roger Corman, and directed by Katt Shea.

    The Rock Bottom strip club lives up to its name. It has a cheap ass owner played by Mr. Roper…

  • American History X

    American History X 1998

    ★★★★½ Alex Vlad Rewatched by Alex Vlad 24 Mar, 2015 3

    American History X is a really great movie. It is really intense, interesting, and well acted. It is a tough movie to watch though, because the intensity can be pretty extreme. It is not one that you can watch over and over again, because there are a few moments where it is hard to watch. Tony Kaye made his feature directorial debut with this film, and he did an incredible job. The film had a lot of things in it…

  • Insurgent

    Insurgent 2015

    ★★ Esteban Gonzalez Watched by Esteban Gonzalez 20 Mar, 2015 10

    “You are living proof that the divergent problem has grown beyond all control.”

    Director Robert Schwentke (RED, RIPD) replaced Neil Burger for the Divergent sequel which is much bigger, louder, and action packed. I actually ended up mildly recommending the first film which I found engaging enough thanks to Shailene Woodley’s lead performance. Unfortunately, Insurgent is a step down for the franchise because bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. The action scenes look great and the film is very pretty to…

  • Alien: Resurrection

    Alien: Resurrection 1997

    ★½ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 23 Mar, 2015 15

    Let's say you're riding a bike. You ride by the local candy store, waving to the local elderly couple making bank off of the giving of cavities to children. You ride downtown, witnessing a live concert and the general atmosphere of a sunny afternoon. You ride by a local pizza place, smelling the delectable cheeses being melted and watching the delivery guy carry 15 pies stacked up on top of one another.

    The day is perfect.

    You join up with…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 21 Mar, 2015 21

    Just fucking magnificent. It's as if a society made up of a bunch of Godzillas made a monster movie centered on humans. From the opening chords showcasing Alexandre Desplat's triumphant score, Gareth Edwards takes the modern blockbuster and makes it classy again. Forget Marvel, this is the kind of stuff that lets me make a complete fool of myself. The gods battle it out in a film that reeks of class and organic pacing, slowly building up the epic scale…

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2 2010

    ★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 25 Mar, 2015 17

    Everything that made Iron Man such a refreshing, entertaining & thrilling ride is completely lost in this sequel as the third instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is possibly their worst film to date, is a pathetic follow-up to what was & still remains a fascinating action-adventure, and even Robert Downey Jr.'s charisma is unable to conceal its poor narrative & shoddy execution.

    Set six months after the events of the first film, Iron Man 2 continues the story of Tony Stark and…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 20 Mar, 2015 13

    The blood flows through his veins. Whenever he has the opportunity, he seeks the blood of others. The life-force of others. The livelihood of others. The soul of others. Every single penny and ounce of blood is ripped to shreds by the gnashing teeth and the devilish grin of the wolf. A creature that stalks in the shadows of the woods, the clear mist of the rolling fields, and in the depths of the American ecosystem; nothing stops a wolf…

  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers 1997

    ★★★★½ Evan Watched by Evan 25 Mar, 2015 6

    Paul Verhoeven is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors. He has easily taken the top spot as my favorite Science Fiction Director. Am I ever late to the party. Up until about 48 hours ago the only Verhoeven film I had seen was RoboCop; which is also fantastic.

    Starship Troopers is the perfect space opera. It's got a ton of action, plenty of laughs, and cheesy romance. What's not to love?

  • The Master

    The Master 2012

    ★★★★ feedingbrett Rewatched by feedingbrett 24 Mar, 2015 16

    Included In Lists:
    Strong Performances - Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Review In A Nutshell:

    If one were to ask me some of the examples of the most exquisitely beautiful film to have come out since the turn of the century, there would be no hesitation to say that The Master would be near the top of that list; Paul Thomas Anderson has found himself experimenting with an undervalued cinematic form, crafting such immaculate detail and texture even in the most mundane…

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall 1990

    ★★★★½ Evan Watched by Evan 23 Mar, 2015

    They sure don't make 'em like they used to! Total Recall is Science Fiction at its absolute finest! Arnold Schwarzenegger truly was the king of the 80s and 90s. A brilliant film in every aspect. If you haven't seen this yet, then "get your ass to Mars"!

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★½ CinemaClown Watched by CinemaClown 22 Mar, 2015 3

    While the splitting of the final novel in the Harry Potter film series was more than justified by the adaptations that followed, it also gave these major Hollywood studios another idea of how to milk any franchise for all its worth, thus resulting in few unnecessary expansions of final chapters of many other franchises into two films & The Hunger Games series is the latest to join this particular league.

    While I wasn't completely won over by the first two films…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood 2014

    ★★ Rida Watched by Rida 27 Feb, 2015 149

    Boyhood, or An Excruciatingly Overlong Celebration of Suburban Mediocrity, is an aimless and outwardly ambitionless film, much like its central character, whose name doesn’t matter because he always remains a stranger to us anyway. It celebrates the coming-of-age of a perfectly normal boy who, by the end of the film, looks ready to grow into yet another struggler. Okay.

    Initially, Mason’s passivity seems interesting, if only because his silence seems to promise maturity and perhaps even youthful wisdom. But when…

  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave 2013

    ★★★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 18 Mar, 2015 12

    The multitude of moments containing potent bursts of pure evil and sorrow are almost too numerous to count, but each one adds up to something of a vivid nightmare. The harsh rattling of chains against the inky blackness. A piece of paper letting off small fragments of light in order to fight the hatred. The squishing disparity of mud as it struggles to keep a man alive. A shot of the moonlight hopelessly trying to illuminate a sexual assault, but…

  • Goodfellas

    Goodfellas 1990

    ★★★★★ Alex Vlad Rewatched by Alex Vlad 23 Mar, 2015 4

    "As far as I can remember ... I always wanted to be a gangster," that phrase started this masterpiece and followed to the end. "GoodFellas" is simply (after "The GodFather") the best-mafia gangster film ever made, and this is very clear in this movie.
    The story begins with Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), a young Irish living in the suburbs of New York with his family, and suddenly finds himself involved with the Italian Mafia, and after some work and be…

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 25 Mar, 2015 6

    I have read a lot of negative reviews and was hesitant to view this in the first place but I am a self-described completionist and was happy to discover that it was a far more sinister entry than its predecessors! And I must say the acting was far more gritty and genuine! I was not put off or disappointed in the slightest by the slight reduction of action in favor of a stronger narrative!

    The film was much darker! The…

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

    ★★★★★ Naughty Watched by Naughty 23 Mar, 2015 1

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    Film #30 of the March Madness 80s Sci-Fi Movie Challenge!
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    One of the more lighthearted feature films in the series! For myself it was a time to marvel over its absurd ability to weave an unbelievable narrative that is so literally out there that it truly is where no man (writer/director/audience) has ever gone before!

    The humorous interactions between our iconic hero's amongst themselves and amongst mankind…

  • Aliens

    Aliens 1986

    ★★★ SilentDawn Rewatched by SilentDawn 21 Mar, 2015 28

    The admiration that I have for Aliens is basically limitless. James Cameron's direction, Sigourney Weaver's Oscar-worthy performance, the impeccable creature designs, the relentless suspense, the quotable dialogue, the bombastic score, and the quality action all adds up to what looks like a perfect blockbuster. Instead of retreading the same ground already covered by Ridley Scott's Alien, James Cameron built up on the concepts and the world that was founded with that first film. In theory, I love everything about this…

  • The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

    The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans 2009

    ★★★★ TOSD Rewatched by TOSD 21 Mar, 2015 8

    Win

    • Crazy Cage does drugs and goes even more insane than the usual
    • The legend of the soul who can break dance
    • Iguanas and alligators pretty much steal the show here
    • Nicolas Cage will make your grandma crap her pants
    • Nicolas Cage totally breaks bad and yet gets rewarded for it
    • The "Oh/yeah/Whoa" dude

    Fail

    • Gets slow and tedious whenever they go to the Lieutenant's father house
    • Not enough screen time for Crazy Cage
    • The dramatic scenes don't really work with the overall feeling of satire in the film