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  • Elves 1989

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    Holy crap, this movie. They should have called it ELF, since there is only one of the titular monsters.

    Anyway. Grizzly Adams smokes about 100 cigarettes while some Elf tries to impregnate a virgin, or something.

    This movie is goddamn nuts. The dialogue must be heard to be believed.

    I want to watch this again with a packed room of friends, like, tonight.

    Must-see for low-grade shlock fans. Elves gives Troll II a serious run for its money, that's for sure.

  • The Ides of March 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    Strong performances from an insanely stacked cast, slick direction and scripting from Clooney makes The Ides of March perfect cinematic comfort food.

    A morality tale that packs quite a bit of drive into a wholly political plot; you could do much worse when it comes to politics thrillers than this. It all could have felt stagnant and uneven, but the result is an immensely watchable and engaging flick.

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  • Fletch 1985

    ★★★★★ Added

    Michael Ritchie's Fletch is an endlessly re-watchable -- and quotable -- comedy/action flick with a solid plot adapted from the book of the same name. The kind of movie that I can watch any day of the year (and in any mood) and I'll love it no matter what.

  • A Talking Cat!?! 2013

    ½ Watched 14 Mar, 2013 13

    A drunk cat keeps messing around with two families in an attempt to ruin their lives. Or something along those lines. Did I mention that Eric Roberts voices the cat? Did I mention he recorded his voice-over in a garbage can? Did I mention David DeCoteau directed it? AVClub describes this movie as a talking animal movie meets The Room - pretty apt. I won't lie, I laughed pretty hard at this pile of crap a couple times.