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  • Dead 7

    Dead 7 2016

    Watched 25 Sep, 2016 1

    Blecch! 7.

  • Silicon Cowboys

    Silicon Cowboys 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Sep, 2016

    Short and to-the-point documentary about the rise and fall of Compaq computers; the already-initiated probably won't learn too much here, but for those of us who mostly knew the jist of what happened when a one small company tried to take on "big blue," there's enough of interest here; well-told and never boring.

  • The Secret Life of Pets

    The Secret Life of Pets 2016

    ★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2016

    Charmingly OK.

  • Trick or Treat

    Trick or Treat 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2016 2

    An instant Halloween classic, if I do say so myself! I feel like I've skipped over this one in the past, having mostly heard about its lack of violence / kills and cheesy tone; but popping this one in at the end of our Triple Feature was just what the doctor ordered!

    This over-the-top cheese-metal teen-horror flick has it all; a suitably realistic eighties horror-nerd outcast, bullied by his peers and only understood by his radio DJ friend (noted Asshole,…

  • Zombie Nightmare

    Zombie Nightmare 1987

    ★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2016

    A hilarious Canadian production (shot in Quebec, I believe) featuring Jon Mikl Thor (!!) as a good ol' boy who gets run-down by Shawn Levy (!!) and his gang-o-friends before being resurrected as a zombie to take revenge... well, eventually. There's also Adam West (!!) who is putting in some great scenery-chewing work and who brightens the screen any time he appears.

    It's all pretty inconsequential from a storytelling perspective, but from a laughs perspective this thing is jam-packed with…

  • Superstition

    Superstition 1982

    ★★★★ Rewatched 24 Sep, 2016

    I maintain that Superstition is an overlooked entry into the haunted house slasher genre; this Canadian production starts out with a lot of footage of two pranksters walking around an old house, but once the movie gets going it really takes off; sure the relationships are garbled, the characters are a bit muddled, but when every 5 to 10 minutes something cool happens, hey I'll overlook those problems.

    A fun one to start off a Triple Feature we had last night.

  • The Cowboy Way

    The Cowboy Way 1994

    ★½ Watched 22 Sep, 2016

    What a bizarre, chemistry-free movie experience; The Cowboy Way might actually be the best Body Snatchers adaptation in disguise, because it is a movie that tries so desperately to walk, talk and look like a big Hollywood blockbuster-comedy flick but every single element just feels... empty, soulless and wrong.

    Well, except for that one part where Woody Harrelson is standing on the back of a truck catching air and he pretends to be riding it like a horse; that was pretty dumb and amazing. And the way they dispatch of the bad dude at the end is wonderful, that I cannot deny.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2016

    Well, that was delightful.

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    Bridget Jones's Baby 2016

    Watched 18 Sep, 2016

    Listen, this is better than the horrible Edge of Reason, so there's that. It's also not really for me, but also not awful or anything, so I'll just let the people who were / are excited about this one have their fun. Enjoy!

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out 1981

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Sep, 2016




  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen 2016

    ★★★★ Added

    David Ehrlich said of Edge of Seventeen that it "acts like a hand-me-down but thinks like a true original." I couldn't have said it any better, and it kept coming to mind as I watched the movie that it was a fresh and honest take on well-worn, and at times expected, coming-of-age plotting.

    Hailee Steinfeld is pitch-perfectly hilarious and Woody Harrelson is effortlessly funny. The film isn't as raw or unflinching as, say, Diary of a Teenage Girl, but in…

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals 2016

    ★★★★ Added

    Pretentiously and melodramatically entertaining; Michael Shannon owns the show, and it's a movie that features a past, present, and fictional narrative that didn't have me sighing when I had to return to one or the others. The moments in here that don't work are so over-cooked it's actually kind of great.