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  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight 1995

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Oct, 2014

    Captures the B-movie charms of the HBO TV series while still feeling all it's own. The top notch practical special effects give the film a slightly more impressive look than the usual Crypt episode, as does the very Sam Raimi esque canted angle heavy cinematography. Plus, the entire cast is filled with committed performers, with the stand outs being William Sadler, CCH Pounder, Thomas Haden Chruch Dick Miller and Billy Zane. Zane is especially charming, as he delightfully sinks into…

  • The Houses October Built 2014

    ★★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    The "haunted house" culture has changed many times over the course of just the last ten to fifteen years. The original haunts involving Frankensteins or people in ghost sheets doesn't quite cut it, so the haunts have become more immersive. The industry has been forced to thrive on assaulting the senses rather than just jumping out and saying "boo", which the film documents in small interview clips that speak to actual haunt hosts about how out of hand things can…

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  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Jul, 2013 2

    Many have claimed that The Empire Strikes Back is, in many respects, the superior film of the original Star Wars trilogy and the entire Star Wars saga as a whole (which, for the record, isn't very hard when you include those other three films in the equation). The themes are darker, the characters are fleshed out, the newer characters serve to give the universe further depth and the reveal during the climax is often cited as one of the most…

  • Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Sep, 2013 1

    Not much can really be said about Short Term 12. I'll put it simply; it makes you lose all faith in humanity... and then regain it in the span of 96 minutes. Brie Larson deserves that Best Actress statue now. One of the years best, if not thee best. SEE. IT.