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  • The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower

    One of the biggest letdowns of cinematic history.  First off after I saw all the negativity this film was receiving during it’s release was because the filmmakers were trying to cram to much into it’s barely hour and a half runtime.  No, instead the film is a hodgepodge of ideas that are mostly made up for the film and about 95% of the original storyline is thrown out.  The casting of McConaughey seems like it would work, but this is one of the biggest paycheck performances I’ve ever seen.  I knew this was going to be bad, but this is absurd.

  • The Changeling

    The Changeling

    ★★★★★

    A haunted house masterpiece, The Changeling works on all cylinders.  George C. Scott plays the lead whose wife and young daughter were killed on a freak road accident right in front of him.  Scott moves away afterwards and tries to start a new life, only his new house has a life of it’s own.  The ghostly scenes are done so well and effectively had my hairs standing on end at least five or six times throughout the film.  The tone…

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  • Brain Damage

    Brain Damage

    ★★★★★

    Forget Requiem for a Dream, Less Than Zero, or The Basketball Diaries.  Brain Damage is the ultimate of anti-drug films.  The film has a perfect mix of comedy, horror, and tragedy.  Somehow this film has hit it's apex now, this is Frank Henenlotter's magnum opus.  From his typical NYC locales, the insane amount of practical effects, a protagonist that you can sympathize with, and a great use of self-referencing with characters from other Henenlotter films to show the fact that…

  • Waxwork

    Waxwork

    ★★★½

    Cheesy and schlocky, but a lot of fun and a great use of the wax museum setting.  Plus throw in Ashbrook and Warner right before Twin Peaks is a nice added bonus.  On the other hand it's hand to get behind Galligan's douche as a main character and his annoying back and forth with his "girlfriend" played by the ravishing Michelle Johnson.  Also Deborah Foreman is another added bonus.  As for the creatures, it's a great way to incorporate all the different monsters and madman into one setting, which comes close to the ultimate team up The Monster Squad.