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  • The Wolf Who Came to Dinner

    The Wolf Who Came to Dinner 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Apr, 2016

    Clever, humorous take on werewolves with nice casting including terrific child actors (I hope Audrey Smallman has a good agent; she makes this movie and needs to be in more movies). Short film is the ideal format for a story like this and definitely one of my favorites from the Juggernaut Film Festival.

  • Perils Of The Sentimental Swordsman

    Perils Of The Sentimental Swordsman 1982

    ★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2016

    The third Sentimental Swordsman movie! Frankly this one is a bit of a slog compared to the others. Sure it’s fun to see Ti Lung, Lo Lieh, Ku Feng & company but the story isn’t nearly as compelling despite some cool elements like the Ghost Mansion. I viewed the daytime version on El Rey which removes the swear words from the English dub. Also there’s a different English voice crew which I’m not certain how I feel about it. The trilogy has been running often on El Rey including this Thursday, March 24. Check the schedule.

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  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2013

    My new favorite film of Fantastic Fest. Essential viewing not just for Jodo fans but anyone who loves art, music and/or film. If you create, you must see this this.

  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

    The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 1974

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2013 3

    I get the charm and novelty of this Hammer/Shaw mash-up but I wouldn’t classify this as a better representation from either studio. However, together they’ve found a unique balance. In essence 1+1=3 in this case. The fighting scenes aren’t great and the Hammer elements only serve to drive the plot. Neither executed very well but combined it becomes an entertaining watch. Fun to see Peter Cushing so active in fighting the vampires. Plenty of replay value.