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  • St. Trinian's 2007

    ★★½ Watched 16 Apr, 2014

    So this movie has Lena Headey, and Gemma Arterton, and Gemma Arterton's looking like THAT? That look hits so many of the best notes that it's basically playing Brahms on my perv piano. WHY HAVE I NOT YET INSERTED THIS MOVIE DIRECTLY INTO MY EYEBALLS?!?

    Beyond the presence of Ms. Arterton, who turned me to fucking jelly every second she was on screen, there doesn't seem like there's a lot to this beyond its (admirably not too soft-sold) anarchic spirit.…

  • Rewind This! 2013

    ★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    Love letter to the glory days of VHS, which hits close to home for some of us in a pretty tight age range - I can't imagine anyone outside that range being nostalgic for VHS in any capacity.

    Lots of interviews with the expected horde of obsessed collectors, as well as some unexpected industry figures (Atom Egoyan!), and an unexpectedly large (and largely nostalgia-unfriendly) quantity of interviews of Japanese figures.

    Can't say it makes me want to jump back into…

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  • Prince of Darkness 1987

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Oct, 2013

    Of all of John Carpenter's movies, this is his John Carpenteriest. Longtime fans can see all the points where he's homage-ing the shit out of himself and everything of which he's a big dorky fan.

    As a movie, it suffers a bit from promising too much. It's one thing to promise what it promises in the title, but the first 25 minutes are a stirring, profound-sounding discussion on the way "classical reality" breaks down on a subatomic level and that…

  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 1991

    Rewatched 02 Dec, 2012

    Squanders a good leading lady and a batshittedly apocalyptic premise (it's ten years in the future and Freddy has killed or driven insane the whole town!) on a movie that out-sillies part 4. You might not think that is possible, but there's a scene here where he kills one of his victims by putting him in a 1991-looking video game where a 1991 computer Freddy whips him with a towel - while the victim's sleeping body bounces around the house…