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  • Patriot Games

    Patriot Games 1992

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    As Ford gets angrier and more disgruntled as the film goes on, the better it gets!

    OR

    Hey, this was pretty much what I was looking for tonight.

  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    Some great moments, with many of Apatow's typical problems.

  • The Legend of Billie Jean

    The Legend of Billie Jean 1985

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2015

    Fair is fair!

  • Jaws 2

    Jaws 2 1978

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2015

    Taken outside of the series (i.e. "Compared to what came after, this is great!" and "Well to try and follow up the original...") this movie is not that bad at all.

    Watch this movie with the idea in mind that it's a slasher and the shark is the murderer, and it solidifies a little bit further.

    It's unfortunate, though, that the pacing feels as off as it does. I'm all for a slow-start - and make no mistake, there are…

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall 1990

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2015

    Still a helluva picture.

  • Kindergarten Cop

    Kindergarten Cop 1990

    ★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2015 1

    Not much of an action picture, and not all that funny, either.

    Should have left this one to stay in my childhood memories.

  • Colpi di luce

    Colpi di luce 1985

    ★★★★ Rewatched 19 Jul, 2015

    Video Vengeance screening re-watch.

    Pew pew pew, vroom vroom, melty melty, whoo!

  • Elektra

    Elektra 2005

    ★★½ Watched 18 Jul, 2015 2

    Director's Cut

    This movie is fascinatingly bad and entertainingly bonkers, and thus I can't give this a bottom-of-the-barrel rating. The worst part about it, is that Elektra carries the movie as a trained-assassin who can't let her current targets get killed because she allows her womanly emotions to get the best of her.

    But visually - at least the director's cut - this was kind of interesting. It looks like a million bucks, but isn't interested in wall-to-wall action, which…

  • Dude Bro Party Massacre III

    Dude Bro Party Massacre III 2015

    ★★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2015

    Like many movies that stuff gags into every breathing moment of their running times, Dude Bro Party Massacre III has its share of hits and misses.

    Fortunately, there's mostly hits - though when the gags and jokes miss, I found them to be particularly unfunny.

    But, if you're into Adult Swim-esque humor (the body floating to the bottom of the lake - you'll understand when you see it - was legitimately brilliant I think) then you'll find a lot to…

  • Lake Placid

    Lake Placid 1999

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2015

    Lake Placid is a great comedy that also happens to be a pretty solid killer croc movie, too.

  • Minions

    Minions 2015

    ★★½ Watched 11 Jul, 2015

    Feels like what it is - a spin-off designed to cash-in on the success of these little Minions. The theater I went to was packed with children wearing Minion shirts, goggles, etc. and they seemed to enjoy themselves.

    The plot is absolutely threadbare, with only the most basic of stakes and conflicts - though the animation is quite beautiful at moments (particularly within the climax.)

    Otherwise, this is a film designed for very young children (a large portion of the…

  • Cop Land

    Cop Land 1997

    ★★★ Watched 10 Jul, 2015

    Uneven overall, but the parts that work are quite solid - mostly the performances.