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  • Jaws 2

    Jaws 2 1978

    ★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    Part of Hooptober 3.0: Hoop Dreams

    There was a point in my life where I wouldn't want to be caught dead watching any Jaws sequel. I was one of those sequel purists, who was afraid an obviously inferior film would 'ruin' the first one. Now I still haven't seen The Godfather Part III but I'm not a baby no more, and sometimes you just wanna see an animatronic shark no matter how good the movie actually is. I was hopeful…

  • Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

    Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 1990

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    Part of Hooptober 3.0: Hoop Dreams

    Since it's an anthology movie let's go ahead and break it down.

    1st story - the classic kind of anthology segment, you get stars right at the brink of their fame in Buscemi and Christian Slater (I didn't even know Julianne Moore was in this movie! And her film debut!). It's light and fun, and the cast makes this one.

    2nd story - Shot well with some great corn dialogue, but small animal horror…

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  • The People vs. Larry Flynt

    The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2013

    With The People vs. Larry Flynt being my third film into Milos Forman's so far excellent filmography I've found a similar threads throughout his works, primarily in his protagonists' desire to question and change and push the envelope of the worlds around them. With Jack McMurphy in Cuckoo's Nest he was pushing the insane asylum to its limit, and in Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman was taking comedy and entertainment above and beyond where people thought it could go.…

  • Men in Black

    Men in Black 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2014 1

    Men in Black stands out as a great franchise starting film that does it all with such simplicity. The world-building here is just fantastically done as you're never questioning the film's lineup of aliens or the methods that go about tracking them. This is all thanks to the 1990's answer to the 1980's Tom Hanks, Will Smith, who gives you plenty of charisma as you learn about the world of Men in Black as he does.

    While just from the…