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  • Police Story 3: Super Cop

    Police Story 3: Super Cop

    ★★★★★

    Life Sucks, But Movies Don't - #10

    “What we need is a supercop!” That is real dialogue in the opening scene. Do you think that’s a common, serious request when police departments meet up to discuss real bad crime?

    There is an argument to be made that Police Story 3: Supercop is the best film Jackie Chan ever starred in. By 1992, Chan had reached the top of his game as an action star. Supercop effectively took the strengths from…

  • The Hills Have Eyes

    The Hills Have Eyes

    ★★★★

    It is always a pleasant surprise when a movie surpasses my expectations. Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes is a B-movie, there is no doubt about that. But it is so well made that the lack of budget does not really matter. I thought this was going to be one of those films where you see the promise in the director, but he is not quite at his full potential yet. I was wrong and very wrong at that.

    The…

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  • Bad Boys for Life

    Bad Boys for Life

    ★★★½

    I am surprised that up until this weekend, I had never seen either of the original Bad Boys films. Not a bored, nothing-else-on-TV watch, or even a quick scene from YouTube. After watching Bad Boys and Bad Boys II, I realize I wasn’t missing out on much.

    The films are not necessarily bad, but they are the epitome of a Michael Bay extravaganza: loud, explosive, and plots all over the place. Whereas Bad Boys is just an okay, modestly budgeted…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I don't really have a single "best film I have ever seen" type of movie. What I do have is a collective list of films that I always want to share with friends and encourage others to seek out. Parasite is going to be one of those movies.

    Without spoiling too much of the film, here is a brief idea of what you're in for. A poverty-stricken family (the Kims) who struggle to make ends meet are living in a…