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  • Nightmare City

    Nightmare City 1980

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Mar, 2015

    Pure fun. This movie changes my whole opinion about running zombies.

  • God Told Me To

    God Told Me To 1976

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Mar, 2015

    Great stuff. Larry Cohen is so underrated. With every movie I become even more of a fan.

  • Curse II: The Bite

    Curse II: The Bite 1989

    ★★★ Watched 22 Mar, 2015

    Kinda slow, but always entertaining. The finale is filled with incredible FX work from Screaming Mad George.

  • The Stand

    The Stand 1994

    ★★★ Rewatched 20 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Having recently re-read the book, I had to also revisit this. It's a fair adaptation, about as good as you could hope for from a network TV mini-series of the '90s. Of course, everything is truncated quite a bit (even at 6 hours long), but its the characters that suffer the most. So much depth is lost in this version, especially with Fran, but it's still worthwhile for fans of the book looking for a "quick" refresher.

    I was also…

  • Rise of the Legend

    Rise of the Legend 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Mar, 2015

    There's a lot of modern filmmaking techniques (such as quite a bit of CG, some Matrix bullet time, etc) that should make me not like this, but damn if I didn't enjoy the hell out of this movie. It took a while for it to feel like a Wong Fei-Hung movie, but they drive it home in the third act.

    Great choreography with some really incredible wirework in spots. Eddie Peng is great as Wong Fei-Hung, as is Sammo Hung…

  • From the Highway

    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

    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

    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

    Total Recall 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Feb, 2015

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

  • Hardware

    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

    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

    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.