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  • Sudden Death

    Sudden Death

    ★★½

    First off, Van Damme is easily the worst of the 90's action stars. He has a thick accent like Schwarzenegger, but can't emote like him. He has martial arts skills like Seagal, but a lot of his credentials are phony. He doesn't have the every-man vibe of Willis, or the likability of Stallone.

    Past that, I feel like maybe this was written as a satire, but it was made by people who took it seriously. I don't know why else…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

    Watching this again reminds me not only how great of a thriller this film is, but how wrong Jurassic World got it.

    For the first half of the movie, the only dinosaurs you see are peaceful ones: Brachiosaurus roaming through a field for food and a baby Velociraptor hatching out of its egg. It's not until the first half of the movie has come to an end that we are plunged into a series of incredibly intense set pieces, but…

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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★★

    The Craptacular Revue: Bonus Episode!

    Everything that Batman V Superman failed at, this movie succeeds with. New characters are naturally integrated into the story, both sides have sympathetic logic, and everyone is well-developed.

    Spider-Man is handled really well, with probably the most accurate and well-executed film version of Peter Parker (even if it is in a pretty short amount of time). Characters that I've never cared much for, like Ant-Man and Scarlet Witch, are played perfectly here and at the…

  • Vampire's Breakfast

    Vampire's Breakfast

    ★★★½

    Cult Movie Challenge Week 21: Hong Kong Horror Week

    I didn't know going into this that not only was it not on the list I provided for the Cult Movie Challenge, but that only 3 other people have marked it as watched. Makes me feel powerful, and I don't know why.

    It's a pretty basic plot for a movie: news reporter following a story about a pale and unusual guy hit by a car at night, and it leads to…