RSS feed for Dan
  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys 2015

    ★★½ Watched 05 Jul, 2015

    This movie has some pretty fun stretches, if only these people would stop opening their mouths and ruining everything.

  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry

    She's Beautiful When She's Angry 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2015

    Deducted one star for sub-par re-creation flashback footage and a few of the poetry readings which felt forced (though others landed, for me.)

    Aside from these nit-picks, a pretty great overview of the period - one helped by really diving into the different sub-sections of the women's lib groups which provides some of the most fascinating elements of the film's story (Rita Mae Brown being kicked out for 'daring' to try and pick up the fight for lesbian women 'too soon' after an early win in particular may have been glossed over in a lesser documentary.)

  • Girls Nite Out

    Girls Nite Out 1982

    ★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    From the opening in the "sanitarium" (which nicely plays into a reveal, later) and the conflicting "killer's legend" stories throughout the film's extended party scene, you might think that Girls Nite Out is going to be a cut about your average slasher.

    And it is... and also isn't.

    The big element that this movie is notable for is the fact that the killer dons the school mascot's bear costume about thirty minutes into the film. At times, this makes the…

  • Killer Workout

    Killer Workout 1987

    ★★★ Watched 02 Jul, 2015

    Hope you like cheesy 80s dance-workout montages!

    (I do.)

    RHONDAS WORKOUT 4 EVR

  • Empire of Ash

    Empire of Ash 1988

    ★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2015 8

    This Canadian low-budget post-apocalyptic snooze-fest was shot in B.C. (the apocalypse must not have effected all those pine trees) and is notable for two reasons:

    1) A year after this film was released, they re-released the exact same goddamn movie as "Empire of Ash II." I'm serious, they just made new art, new labels, I imagine they pressed some new tapes, and released THE SAME MOVIE AS THE SEQUEL OF ITSELF. This makes me want to rate this movie five…

  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist 2015

    ★★★ Watched 01 Jul, 2015

    I've seen far too many straight-up garbage modern horror movies for this to rank as anything lower than 'acceptable.'

    That said, it's not nearly as bad as its reputation - the biggest sin of this remake is that it's just not scary, but instead an entertaining movie that substitutes "oh, that's kinda cool" and "hey, sorta neat" for scares and wonder.

    Go watch Ouija or any American j-horror remakes from the aughts and come back and tell me what you…

  • Something Wild

    Something Wild 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    That took a few unexpected turns.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    Well, that was wonderful and I came so very close to weeping aloud in the theater a few times.

  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II 1987

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jun, 2015

    Ah, sweet perfection.

  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity 2000

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jun, 2015

    Surprise, this movie is still wonderful.

  • Mac and Me

    Mac and Me 1988

    ★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Mac and Me skittles is about an alien who is lost on earth united shipping and must befriend a young big mac wheelchair-bound child who will help him coca cola reunite with his family and become American citizens.

  • I, the Jury

    I, the Jury 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Larry Cohen penned re-adaptation (remake?) of Spillane’s debut, I, THE JURY starring Armand Assante as wit-laced yet oft-deranged detective Mike Hammer.

    The script moves in fits-and-starts at times, but the over-the-top sleazy tone and amazing NYC locations make this a must-see for anyone who loves the neo-noir genre. There are so many "holy shit" moments in this movie, it's fantastic!

    Would make a phenomenal evening of programming if paired up with movies such as: 52 Pick-Up, Vice Squad, 8 Million Ways To Die, Fear City, etc.