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  • Blue Velvet
  • Aliens
  • Dune
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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  • Video Murders

    ★★

  • John Dies at the End

    ★★★

  • Incident On and Off a Mountain Road

    ★★★½

  • Bubba Ho-tep

    ★★★½

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  • Video Murders

    Video Murders

    More like Video Murder, singular. As long as this is set in grainy 16mm Louisiana night it’s mildly compelling - whenever it tries to focus on plot, or the 90 year long car chase in the third act, it’s an absolute disaster. Just boring beyond words - but the lead actor’s overwrought performance is kind of funny here and there.

  • John Dies at the End

    John Dies at the End

    ★★★

    A bit more lively than Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End is a reality bending exercise and therefore comfortable territory for the director of Phantasm.
    I read the book way back when and found it very readable, charming and funny. The subsequent books scrape readable but didn’t do much for me. But I remember when I watched this film being very disappointed it gouged the entire Vegas portion of the book out. I just read a YouTube comment on…

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  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    A twist on Superman where he’s a horrible murderer?


    Seen it. It was Man of Steel.

  • Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

    ★★★★

    I am so happy to see this unseen footage from Superman II that I find it hard to be objective. There are logistical problems to Superman’s solution to Lois throwing herself out of the Daily Planet’s window (why did no one see Clark shooting a red lazer from his eyes?), which evaporate in the Niagara falls version of this sequence from the theatrical cut. None the less, Lois’ discovery in the Planet that Clark and Superman sure look a lot…