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  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    ★★★

    Hoop-Tober film #1

    Hello and welcome to Hoop-Tober. Thank you to all of those participating. I am floored by the response and am excited by the amount of interaction between members both old and new.

    Without further adieu:

    Horror films in the 80's birthed a prodigiously talented roster of creative film professionals into the world. Frank Darabont, Dean Cundey, Kathryn Bigelow, Renny Harlan, Shane Black, to name a few, all started in or got their break in horror films. Many…

  • Brubaker

    Brubaker

    ★★★½

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

    Stuart Rosenberg returns to prison, where he had his greatest success with Cool Hand Luke, to loosely adapt a true story of a penologists tenure reforming a problematic and venal prison farm. The farm serves as a prison, and as a source of income for the state.

    Robert Redford is Brubaker, a man brought in by his states prison board to observe and take over Wakefield State Prison. The prison is overrun with vermin, graft, abuse and is in a…

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  • The Amusement Park

    The Amusement Park

    ★★★½

    A 'horror' film of sorts about aging in society that will be an unavoidable reality for most of us. Well acted with very little dialogue by its protagonist. Some wonderful shots, some recognizable early Romero moments and a sequence that was like watching the later Verna Fields sequence from the Brody beach sequence in Jaws. Affecting, unsettling and a bit depressing but more than I'm sure the religious group that hired him to make this bargained for. Not much has changed since then, sadly. Made me fleetingly think of Brooks in Shawshank. A good film and a great night.

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★½

    4K restoration w/Suzy Romero, Russ and Gary Streiner...Great Night.

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  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★½

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

    Dear 1968:

    We made a film that has the following:

    -Female protagonist.
    -Whoops! Now an African-American protagonist.
    -It is in black & white.
    -It's all in one night! All in one one house!
    -We wait forever to even kind of tell you what's going on
    -People eat other people! You even get to see it!
    -Women die!
    -Kids die!
    -Kids kill their folks!
    -Brothers kill sisters!
    -Wait, everyone dies!
    -Whatever was happening has no conclusion!

    Please enjoy our film,

    George A.…

  • WALL·E

    WALL·E

    ★★★★½

    I don't feel like going on about something right now, but I WILL say this:

    WALL*E is the best love story I can think of, going back to at least When Harry Met Sally, and one of the sweetest and most effective I've ever seen. How far you have fallen so quickly Pixar. After Up, it has been nothing but down. (ba-dum-bum)