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  • Hulk

    Hulk 2003

    ★★★ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2015

    A one-and-done superhero movie from a not-so-far away, innocent-seeming time, when you could make them at a pretty big scale but they were beholden to no continuity or vision larger than its own. Even if it were a hit, there would have been no "Cinematic Universe" for Hulk; best case scenario was a couple of more movies where he fights the Leader and, uh, Bi-Beast?

    Didn't do that well, so it didn't happen. Happy bonus - this is a big-budget…

  • The Salvation

    The Salvation 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    I'm not sure if it's anything more than Mads Mikkelson, who's enjoying a hell of a hot moment right now, but this movie's status as a critical darling is a little puzzling. Oh, it's a pretty badass movie - it's just not the kind of thing critical darlings are generally made out of. It's style is not showy, it flatly says nothing when for a long time westerns are expected to Say Something, and story-wise it's the Punisher all over…

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  • Someone's Watching Me!

    Someone's Watching Me! 1978

    ★★½ Rewatched 25 Apr, 2015 2

    As a young John Carpenter fan, this movie had an annoying, urban-legendy flavour to it because for years, I could only find the barest scraps of information about it. For sure, it never actually played on TV or could be found on VHS. Just a few references in movie guides and the library in the pre-internet age. It was fucking infuriating. A thriller written and directed by John Carpenter that he made around the same time as Halloween, and I…

  • C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud

    C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud 1989

    ★½ Rewatched 23 Apr, 2015

    Hold on there a minute, Bud. I know C.H.U.D.s; C.H.U.D.s are friends of mine. And you sir are no C.H.U.D., you're just a regular ol' zombie. In fact, there's a very specific zombie Bud brings, inevitably, to mind - Bub, from Day Of The Dead. This movie is like if Bub had Weekend At Bernies adventures with a couple of dipshit teens, including Brian Robbins who's basically playing the same smirking 80's teen Fonzie he was playing on Head Of…