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  • Southpaw

    Southpaw

    ★★★★½

    Just watched this again and not only does it hold up brilliantly, the direction even stood out more. No scene feels wasted. Antoine Fuqua did such a marvelous job. The fights are choreographed so well, the actors did amazing with those. The editing, I'm bumping my score up. Now I feel like I need to watch Creed again, which I rated higher than this.

  • The Number 23

    The Number 23

    ★★½

    Um

  • Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster

    Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster

    ★★★

    From Dublin Ireland, this starts out as possibly the funniest special I've ever seen of Jeff's. A lot of people think Peanut is perhaps his funniest puppet, but to me its actually old man Walter. After Walter we're introduced to his new Puppet, baby Seamus, who just happens to be Irish and drink a lot. I thought that part of the show was really funny and laughed aloud a lot through Walter and Seamus. With the puppet Bubba J, its…

  • The Stranger

    The Stranger

    ★★½

    Eli Roth is a hack to me, so seeing "produced by Eli Roth" doesn't inspire me. I think Eli has a love for horror, but to me his films are poor, I love to sing, and don't think my singing is good. So maybe one day he'll actually crank out a good film if he keeps at it. This was better than the films I have seen by Eli. A small vampire tale. In the end could have used more cast, more story and a different angle imo, Not a bad watch

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is the worst Alien film I have ever seen. Prometheus is genius compared to this. Prometheus was pretty good, but had a few instances of dumb characters. These characters were some of the dumbest I've seen in ages. Its just Michael Fassbender's cartoon turned character leading them into one cartoonish trap after the next. How can you watch this and think that the characters would have been so stupid. I'd hate to think the person that made those other…

  • Dig Two Graves

    Dig Two Graves

    ★★★

    Slow burn, needed something a little more story wise, good performances and direction.

  • Under the Shadow

    Under the Shadow

    ★★★★

    Babadook take notes, This is how you deliver without driving your audience mad along the way.

    Movie takes place during the Iran/Iraq war. A husband goes off to war leaving his wife and kid in an apartment. Soon something supernatural seems to be happening or is it?

    Many of my favorite horrors get isolation right, The Exorcist, Evil Dead, The Howling, Salems Lot all work because the characters are somewhat isolated, now add that isolation to a war torn area.…

  • Message from the King

    Message from the King

    ★★½

    I wanted to like it more than I did
    Directions good at times and they got the right cast, but far to clichéd, weak storyline. This would have worked better as a straight drama without the revenge stuff I think.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★½

    This is almost as well as I could hope for a live action version of my favorite animated film. I loved the look of the film. I really loved the sound mixing and the old songs were vibrant even with slightly different lyrics, for me the problem came in with the new songs. The movie felt a lot tighter without those new additions and a few of the new scenes didn’t work.
    The look of the beast was also a…

  • The Devil's Candy

    The Devil's Candy

    ★★★★

    Oh Dear, oh cockle doodie dear, Jennifer jumping grasshoppers, teabagging slugomatic!

  • Predator

    Predator

    ★★★★★

    No I did not actually watch this masterpiece again, but something about it came to me in relation to North Korea and The US. North Korea seems to be on some type of fatalistic journey, its weird to me, and there's a scene in he Predator where Arnold tries to lure the Predator into his spiked trap, he's laying on the ground and he's like come on come come on or whatever. In this instance the Predator is America and…

  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★★

    The film creators have a great grasp of 80s creature films, you name it The Thing, Reanimator, From Beyond and that leads to this being a great homage to those films. If you love practical effects, this has some of the better ones I've seen in awhile. I'm glad its a homage to the genre, but I'm looking or a film that can be a homage , but also elevate the genre past its constraints. These films were always nonsensical…