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  • Bound

    Bound 1996

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Aug, 2016 2

    Part Nine of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    21. A 90's neo-noir

    With just as much erotica as Kanye West's Bound music video (except with an added lesbian touch), this early Wachowski entry modernizes noir elements of old for a hip 90's crowd and still manages to thrill in 2016.

    For those who don't know, Bound stars Gina Gershon as Corky, a lady fresh out the joint who crosses paths with Violet (Jennifer Tilly). The two begin an affair that…

  • Jane Wants a Boyfriend

    Jane Wants a Boyfriend 2015

    ★★★ Watched 20 Aug, 2016

    This is so fucking cute, it's disgusting.
    I wanna puke over how adorable Louisa Krause's performance is.

  • Youth

    Youth 2015

    ★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2016

    Youth is like a beautiful painting that lacks the depth of a memorable painting.

    When you go to an art museum, you run into dozens of dazzling pieces that may appeal to your aesthetic, but the meaning behind the art is either lacking in meaning or it's too hollow to recognize. Youth is that kind of painting.

    The cinematography is beyond gorgeous, there is some incredibly symbolic imagery, and there's a fantastic cast to boot. But the film is so…

  • The Night Before

    The Night Before 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Aug, 2016

    I don't usually watch Christmas movies in the Summer (I try to keep anything related to Christmas spirit away from me until December), but this was so funny that I wouldn't be surprised if I find myself watching it again sometime soon. Instantly a new Christmas favorite for me.

  • Black Mama, White Mama

    Black Mama, White Mama 1973

    ★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2016

    Part Eight of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    A WiP movie (women in prison)

    I imagine the director watched The Defiant Ones one day and thought "This is good, but it needs more women and even more gratuitous camera shots of naked women." And alas, Black Mama, White Mama was made. A film that certainly lives up to the "exploitation" genre, but still manages to be an entertaining one. More entertaining than you'd expect. There's actually a lot here you…

  • Ghosts of Mars

    Ghosts of Mars 2001

    Watched 01 Aug, 2016

    Part Seven of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    18. A movie directed by John Carpenter.

    The only thing worse than this movie is this movie's soundtrack. The music in this movie make what would've just been bland and disappointing into something unbearable to sit through. Even without it, there really isn't anything to recommend about this movie. I'm struggling to find anything to praise about this movie. It's even harder knowing that John Carpenter directed this because we all know…

  • Hudson Hawk

    Hudson Hawk 1991

    ★★½ Watched 30 Jul, 2016

    Part Six of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    16. A Razzie Worst Picture Winner.

    To be fair, it's still not the worst Bruce Willis film I've ever seen. It's so hokey that it's hard to completely dislike it; it's amusing. It's basically a live action cartoon. I would've loved this as a kid. Still, I wish I was playing Nintendo instead.

  • Full Eclipse

    Full Eclipse 1993

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2016

    Part Five of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    12. A movie listed on Todd's Gen X horror list

    Halfway through this challenge and I might've found the most unique flick on the list. Think X-Men for drug addicts. Oh, and werewolves. If you can call a bunch of uggos with Wolverine claws "werewolves", then you're in for a wild werewolf ride. With a wild Hank Schrader appearance. And an exit by a bear. Is that a bear? Looks like a…

  • The Boy Next Door

    The Boy Next Door 2015

    Watched 28 Jul, 2016

    You know, for a psychotic stalker, The Boy isn't that bad of a guy. Apart from the violent outbursts, obsessive jealousy and stalking, and being a 19 year old high school freshman, he's quite a catch. I'd take him over the cheating ex-husband any day.

  • The Driver

    The Driver 1978

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2016

    Part Four of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    11. A movie listed on Todd's favorite movies list

    Todd, I can see why this one of your favorite movies. 15 minutes in and an incredible car chase later, I knew I was watching something special. Admittedly, I had to check the cover and make sure I wasn't watching Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive, but this might actually be the better getaway driving movie starring a Ryan.

    With all the similarities, it's definitely…

  • Saving Grace

    Saving Grace 2000

    ★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2016

    Part Three of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    10. A movie about strong ganja.

    I've always been a big fan of Craig Ferguson. He's a funny stand up comedian. Even funnier talk show host. But to my disappointment, his career never quite transcended into a film career. To my knowledge, he's only starred in two films. The first being The Big Tease, which wasn't very memorable. The second being this, Saving Grace, which is just as forgettable.

    This film is…

  • Samurai Cop

    Samurai Cop 1991

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2016 3

    Part Two of the Todd Gaines Movie Challenge

    9. A movie featuring Matt Hannon as Joe Marshall, the Samurai Cop

    One big benefit to taking part in the Todd Gaines challenge is that it gives me extra incentive to finally see some movies I've been putting off watching for too long. One of those movies happens to be Samurai Cop; a film with a reputation of possibly being the best bad movie ever made. Yes, some say it's even worse/better…