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  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

    ★★★★½

    One of the strongest entries in the Heisei era and rebounding quickly after the boredom that was Godzilla vs Mothra, 1993's Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II is a solid kaiju flick. Toho made some smart choices in this film by giving it a solid cast, more action and pretty spectacular effects.

    GvMG2 brings back Godzilla as a bad guy and is really a direct follow up to Godzilla vs King Ghidorah. G-Force (a newly expanded group set up to deal with…

  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

    Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

    ★★★

    Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (aka Godzilla vs the Sea Monster) is something of a mix bag. Director Jun Fukuda would go on to direct several more Godzilla films all with mixed results. This being his first film in the series some mistakes can be forgiven. Strangely this is an odd ball script. Mostly because it is quite obvious from the get go that this isn't really a Godzilla story. In fact, this film was written to star King Kong…

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  • The Fog

    The Fog

    ★★★★½

    Kicking off my 2016 annual Halloween horror movie marathon with a classic from John Carpenter, the Fog. Now if you've read my previous reviews you know I blasted the remake as being entirely unnecessary and a travesty of a film. It was a pain to watch! The original is an utterly brilliant film.

    I won't go too much into the plot because if you haven't seen this or already don't know the plot you are missing out. Go rent this…

  • Chernobyl Diaries

    Chernobyl Diaries

    ★★★½

    You know I almost feel bad for Chernobyl Diaries and director Brad Parker. Maybe marketing for this film was off, maybe people just had such high expectations with writer Oren Peli being attached to it. I am not entirely sure but this got a lot of bad press. Bad press that to me isn't entire justified.

    The basic premise of Chernobyl Diaries is a group of tourists taking an "extreme tour" of the ghost city of Pripyat Ukraine abandoned after…