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  • Dollman

    Dollman 1991

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jun, 2016

    "Urban fuckin' renewal!"

    Pyun brings the goods at moments here - starting with a couple fantastic full-body explosions in the opening, and a pretty fun finale. Unfortunately, the already-short running time is padded with too many scenes where they just leave Dollman in his ship, in a locked apartment, while not much of interest happens.

    Still, it's called Dollman and it features Tim Thomerson as a doll-sized man doing battle with Jackie Earle Haley while everyone peppers about a hundred and fifty uses of Fuck! in every sentence, so it's pretty fun anyway.

  • Advanced Style

    Advanced Style 2014

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jun, 2016

    "I can't buy green bananas anymore."

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    ★½ Watched 26 Jun, 2016 5

    Serves me right for being excited about Independence Day: Resurgence. Been a while since I've seen a movie this disinterested in being an... actual movie. Musters up about 5 or 10 minutes of entertainment when it turns into a big monster movie, but otherwise this was a bland, hacked together mess.

  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jun, 2016

    Never fails to make me laugh like a big dumb idiot.

  • O.J.: Made in America

    O.J.: Made in America 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Jun, 2016

    One for the history books, that's for sure.

  • Now You See Me 2

    Now You See Me 2 2016

    ★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2016

    2 dumb 2 care.

  • Interface

    Interface 1985

    ★★ Watched 19 Jun, 2016

    Say what you will about this low-budget cyber-thriller comedy mish-mash, but they really are trying for... something.

    What starts as a weird-o techno-thriller about a group of computer pranksters - dressed up like the dude you see in the poster - playing some kind of round-compu-table paintball-assassination game turned deadly, eventually becomes a bumbling-duo catch-the-hackers thriller with a major comedic streak.

    Surprisingly, much of the comedy works and they nail a consistent tone to the goofs on display, but the…

  • The Hard Way

    The Hard Way 1991

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jun, 2016 2

    So much loud, explosive fun. As great as I can only imagine that SMOKING GUNN II would be.

    The posters for this movie undersell it so hard, I had no idea it was an over-the-top, neon-adorned Hollywood pot-shot comedy-action movie with neo-noir-ish undertones; I had figured it would be more of a straightforward kind of deal, but this thing is cranked to 11 the whole way through and you kind of have to admire it for that. Plus, there's a couple absolutely brilliant comedic performance moments from both leads.

  • Platoon

    Platoon 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    war is heck and everyone in this movie is fantastic except Sheen, who is good but overshadowed by everyone else imo

  • The Fly II

    The Fly II 1989

    ★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    Shockingly poor execution on this needless sequel - outside of two phenomenal special effects shots, both involving the evisceration of two dudes' heads.

    The editing is some of the worst I've seen recently, with scenes that seem to be missing entire shots and connective tissue.

    One of few movies where you are legitimately better off watching the opening and closing 10 or 15 minutes, as the entire middle of the picture is essentially a waste of time.

  • Hello, My Name Is Doris

    Hello, My Name Is Doris 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jun, 2016

    "Your mom is up for parole soon; she'll get out. She stole that car, but it was a hybrid."

    Michael Showalter delivers this cliched but effective dramatic comedy featuring an absolute delight of a performance from Sally Field. Her portrayal of Doris is layered and definitely the highlight of the film.

    Things get off to a funny, but rote, start with many rom-com tropes popping up - the dream sequences in particular will likely have some viewers rolling their eyes…

  • At Close Range

    At Close Range 1986

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jun, 2016

    Damn, I was completely blindsided by how phenomenal At Close Range is.

    The kind of movie that establishes its bleakly-dreamy atmosphere early on, and never wavers - just cranking the characters' interactions through and through until the tension reaches a boiling point.

    I'm not usually a Sean Penn fan, but when paired up with Walken's hateful father character here, they both do some of the best work of their careers.

    Props to director Foley, this movie is fucking gorgeous -…