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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Jul, 2014

    Well this is one movie I never would've guessed was ever up for serious consideration for making but is so mercilessly engineered to dig its way into my fanboy heart. There are gonna be a lot of space raccoon costumes this fall.

    Guardians is a lot of things people have been hoping for in comic book movies lately, namely that it's unpredictable, fun, and frequently showing us something new. It's also a little more rough around the edges, between its…

  • Stereo 1969

    ★★½ Rewatched 28 Jul, 2014

    Cronenberg's first movie - I always want to call it a student film but I don't think it really is one - is the kind of thing fans probably think they want to see more than they actually do. I watched it a few years ago, baked outta my mind, and have to admit I did enjoy grooving on the chilly, intellectual-sounding narration and crazyass looking buildings. Never mind that I came out the other side with half of my…

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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…