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  • Revolt

    Revolt 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    A HORRIBLE movie, but in the best, most fun way. A must for B-Movie fans.

  • Knives of the Avenger

    Knives of the Avenger 1966

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jul, 2015

    What a BAD ASS movie. It's JUST like an early Shaw Brothers wuxia or a spaghetti western, but set in a Conan the Barbarian kinda world. Pure fun.

  • Blood Gnome

    Blood Gnome 2004

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jun, 2015

    Before he retooled and reinvigorated Full Moon's Killjoy franchise, John Lechago debuted with this fantastic piece of low-budget horror. I loved it. Great FX work.

    I imagine a scenario where Charles Band, purveyor of all things in the "little monster" horror/comedy genre, sees this movie and hires Lechago to work for him. Please someone tell me this is how Lechago started working with him.

  • Beyond Dream's Door

    Beyond Dream's Door 1989

    ★★★ Watched 17 Jun, 2015

    Really impressive and ambitious for an '80s low-budget student film. Very nice 16mm cinematography. Lots of fun monster FX work too. I can't say that I know what the hell was going on, though... and I mean that in a good, mindfuck kinda way.

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★½ Watched 08 Jun, 2015

    I just didn't connect with this at all. I blame the hype that sold it as some kind of John Woo-style gun movie. I didn't see that in it AT ALL. The way the violence was handled felt really gross, too. Like it was brutal in a really flippant way and backed by "cool" music, so the violence felt glorified in a way that made it impossible to have fun with. It's hard to explain. Whatever. I didn't like it. 'nuff said.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 May, 2015

    HHHHHHOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLYYYYYY
    FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKK!

    So goddamned good. Abso-fuckin'-lutely incredible. George Miller, at 70 years old, showing everyone how it's done. My hat is off to the design department, too. Best Everything of 2015.

  • Mad Max

    Mad Max 1979

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 May, 2015

    I still think this could actually be "a few years from now..." if technology fails and society goes along with it. There will be the people holding onto the old idea of what life used to be like, and there will be the ones embracing the chaos that true freedom brings.

    Jeez... I should probably start watching more upbeat movies.

  • Catacombs

    Catacombs 1988

    Watched 17 May, 2015

    Ugh. Sooooooooo boring.

    The old, dying priest had some great lines, though.

    "When I die maybe I'll have great sex with God. But I wish I had sex with Dolores."

    "You have the power of God on your side, and he can be one tough bastard."

    "I am going to God now, John. Maybe we will have sex, maybe not. It's up to him."

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2015

    I'm sure this joke has been made by many before me, but this seemed more like the Marvel film the MCU needed, instead of the MCU film we wanted.

    Lots to like, but I'm in no hurry to see it again. The bits of setup for Infinity Gauntlet and Civil War were my favorite parts, which is kinda sad for a movie this long (but I guess it makes sense because most of the plot is fairly standard superhero formula).…

  • Karate-Robo Zaborgar

    Karate-Robo Zaborgar 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 May, 2015

    Pure fun and wonderful Japanese WTF. Absolutely hilarious from start to finish, too, with stand-out bits involving Muay Thai, Diabetes, and Breastfeeding. Can't forget the Diarrhea Robot either. I gotta see more Noboru Iguchi movies!

  • Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist

    Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist 1972

    ★★★½ Watched 02 May, 2015

    I'm watching this film and one other (Black List) before I jump back into my chronological Shaw Brothers project and start 1973. These two films were in the Top 10 Hong Kong Box Office for 1972, and I figured they'd add an interesting context to what else was going on in 1972 HK other than Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest/Bruce Lee films that I've already seen.

    The story in Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist is as generic as "Kung Fu…

  • Blind Woman's Curse

    Blind Woman's Curse 1970

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2015

    Really enjoyed this. I don't know if this has a cult following, but the elements to attract one are surely all here and the availability of the recent Arrow DVD/Blu-ray should help it find more fans.

    It contains all the trashiness you'd expect from a B-Movie, but it's made with much more grace and skill than they would normally suggest. There's some seriously great shots and camera work here. It reminded me a lot of the work of Takashi Miike, too, and I have a feeling Ishii was an influence on him.