Dave Taylor

I work, I watch movies and I parent.  That’s it.

Favorite films

  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • True Romance
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Natural Born Killers

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  • Closed for Storm

    ★★★

  • Broadcast Signal Intrusion

    ★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • Blackout

    ★★★★

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  • Closed for Storm

    Closed for Storm

    ★★★

    I’ve seen urban explorers slink around the abandoned Six Flags New Orleans in YouTube videos previously and found the location eerie and fascinating. This documentary fills in some of the history of the park and why the best option currently from a financial standpoint is to just continue to let it rot.

    Adequate but (understandably) small in scope and a little off on pacing for such a short film. A means to an end to get you up to speed on the situation, but only facts will remain in my brain after a few months, not feelings.

  • Broadcast Signal Intrusion

    Broadcast Signal Intrusion

    ★★½

    Somebody watched I Feel Fantastic and 8mm back to back and thought ‘I can make a wholly original story out of this!’

    On paper, some of the twists and turns are pretty interesting…however, a lot here hinges on the protagonist, and as things start to get more intense I didn’t feel that star Harry Shum Jr. was up to the task.

    And as I’ve said before, I hate movies like this where the story perspective is untrustworthy, particularly if the ending doesn’t make clear if something is real or bullshit. It basically makes me feel like I wasted my time.

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  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★½

    For a long time, Sonic the Hedgehog was my son’s favorite movie.

    He had a Sonic the Hedgehog birthday cake.

    He went as Sonic for Halloween.

    Needless to say, we NEEDED to see part 2 ASAP.

    And even though it cost damn near $100, I bought the family D-Box tickets (where the seats move and shake to the action in the movie) to further enhance the experience.

    My wife watched more of my son’s reactions through the movie than the…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    Aka: Drag Me Through the Multiverse.

    Should be advertised as a companion piece to WandaVision.

    Loved the horror elements (and the bad ass six year old girl behind me handling that shit like a boss!)!

    Story by and large felt inconsequential. I’m finding it really hard going from snapping half the universe out of existence to feature-length searching for useless McGuffins.