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  • From the Highway 1970

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Feb, 2015

    It's a well-made movie, resembling the look of King Hu's Dragon Inn a fair amount. It does pre-date The Chinese Boxer as a hand-to-hand film, but From the Highway is only barely a hand-to-hand film. It does exhibit traits of later films, though, like its basic plot of "He killed your Master! Now you kill him!" fueling the main character's journey, but it's more of a drama than anything else. And if I remember right there are older Shaw Bros…

  • Demon City Shinjuku 1993

    ★★★ Watched 17 Feb, 2015

    "I got better things to do than saving the world's asshole."

    The English dub adds a lot of choice lines like that one to the film. Lots of gratuitous creative cursing. It makes for a good B-Movie + anime experience.

  • The Cape Town Affair 1967

    ½ Watched 15 Feb, 2015

    Beat-by-beat remake of Sam Fuller's Pickup on South Street is just painful to get through. Uses pretty much exactly the same script but manages to sap every last bit of energy and bite out of the original. Boooooo!

  • Total Recall 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2015

    Basically the greatest movie ever made. Move over Citizen Kane.

  • Hardware 1990

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Feb, 2015

    Man, this movie was so fun. And legitimately scary in parts. The robot does seem rather stupid at times, but if I reformed myself from a pile of scrap metal and broken parts I wouldn't be all there either. Fantastic cinematography too.

  • Fearless Hyena Part II 1983

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jan, 2015

    It re-uses scenes from Spiritual Kung Fu and The Fearless Hyena, it has Jackie body doubles, it has a plot that jumps around in order to make sure that Jackie "I Just Left Lo Wei's Company to make Good Movies" Chan doesn't need to be in every scene. It has all of these "problems" and more.

    But in terms of the bad movies that Jackie made with Lo Wei, it's surprisingly one of most entertaining ones. With things like jungle spike traps and two-character team-up attacks, I couldn't help but enjoy myself.

  • Decadent Evil 2005

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2015

    Once you get past the unnecessary 10-minute intro of footage from Vampire Journals and the three minutes of opening credits, Decadent Evil is a pretty entertaining B-Movie.

  • Zombie 1979

    ★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2015

    Pretty dull for the most part, except when the zombies come around with their muddy, worm-ridden faces. The characters do some really dumbass shit, and the "story" is like a vague premise with dialogue attached to it. The last half hour or so is pure zombie entertainment, though, and the gore throughout is awesome. The wood through the eye bit is nuts!

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2015

    I liked it, but for me it was a big step down from the first one. A lot less emotionally engaging, and all the human characters were cardboard and boring. Whatever... apes with machines guns made me smile.

  • Meet Me in St. Louis 1944

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Dec, 2014

    It's charming and really well-made, but I thought I'd like it better.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Dec, 2014

    Fuck the haters. This is one of the most entertaining fantasy films out there. The richness that 3 films brings is exceptional. I can't even imagine a one-film version.

  • The Enchanted Chamber 1968

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Dec, 2014

    A fantastic supernatural wuxia that is unfortunately nearly impossible to see. Hopefully it'll get a restored release someday.