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  • Out for Justice 1991

    ★★★ Rewatched 21 Aug, 2014

    If you told me this was the best Seagal movie, I would not argue against it. I'm not saying that's what it is, just that there's a case to be made and I'm not going to stand here arguing the merits of Steven Seagal movies with you unless I can talk about something really hilarious like Into The Sun. Seagal fucks some people up bad, the story is basic and appealing, the locations are great. There are some script problems;…

  • Marked for Death 1990

    ★★½ Rewatched 21 Aug, 2014

    Hey, a good villain for once! And there's a swordfight, and a weapon-augmentation montage (including fitting a handgun inside a video camera, which is not seen again). Like Hard To Kill, it takes its time getting to the good stuff (Seagal maiming the hell out of people with his bare hands), but at least the wait this time is spiced with chases and gunfights. It's an improvement. It's just not all the way to good.

    For a brief and glorious…

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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…