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  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★½

    "I'm sorry. We're just never gonna happen." That line could very well be the epitaph of the Dark Universe too.

    It's cool they decided to remake Tobe Hooper's "Lifeforce" with a dash of "American Werewolf in London" but weighing it down with the baggage of Tom Cruise was probably a mistake. It seems a poor foundation to build a potential multi-film franchise.

    Instead of just attaching "bankable" but troubled celebrities to these properties, perhaps they should've went with something more…

  • Attack of the Puppet People

    Attack of the Puppet People

    ★★★

    Bert I. Gordon's low-budget cash in on the success of the previous year's "Incredible Shrinking Man." It also reminded me of "Dr. Cyclops" or that one scene in "Bride of Frankenstein" where Dr. Pretorius plays with his homunculi (even the glass tubes look similar).

    Starring John Hoyt (the baddie from "When Worlds Collide" amongst other movies and shows) in a strangely sympathetic and nuanced performance. He plays an old dollmaker who shrinks people so he can have "friends" to combat…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    John Carpenter's masterpiece- the perfect film to watch during Blizzard 2016.

    Only Kurt Russell can make a ridiculous "Yosemite Sam" hat look cool.

    "They're not Swedes, Mac, they're Norwegians!"

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    Between "Nightcrawler" and this film, Jake Gyllenhaal had one hell of a year in 2014.

    I wasn't sure if I liked this one at first- but it definitely resonated with me in a strong way. It stays with you, and leaves you thinking.

    It's a surreal look at a man struggling with the encroaching responsibilities of fatherhood- at least that's my take. Some definite echoes of Kafka and Lynch here.

    I was really taken with how the film itself made…