Gregory James Anderson

Gregory James Anderson

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LA based movie fanatic. I work in TV post-production

Favorite films

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Conan the Barbarian
  • The Return of the Living Dead
  • Manhunter

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  • Piranha

    ★★★

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

  • Aliens

    ★★★★½

  • On Deadly Ground

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  • Piranha

    Piranha

    There's so much great comedy in here that Joe Dante would go on to perfect in his later movies, with little moments and lines that perfectly captures Dante's cartoon sensibilities. Heather Menzies-Urich is the stand-out performance, but it was also great to see Keenan Wynn play a hard-ass that has surprising depth to him.

    It works almost as a Jaws parody by way of atomic age horror movies, with references to its biggest inspiration, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Dante,…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    Reading reviews from people I follow here and okay fine I'll be the one to give this five stars. I seriously can't find a lot I don't love about this movie, aside from some forced stupidity from the human that just can't stop pointing guns at the army of intelligent apes for some reason. The look, effects, score, writing, and overall craft of this movie are absolutely stellar and peak 2010s blockbuster filmmaking as it delivers a story that is…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    This is painful. Pretty much my worst fears and nightmares manifested, filmed, edited and then projected onto the big screen for the entire world to see. The few moments that really, REALLY worked for me were completely overshadowed by every moment that was just sloppy and poor filmmaking/storytelling, pure and simple.

    In my last rewatch of these movies I've talked a lot about the essence of Star Wars, what was being said in 1977 and how close to the mark…

  • Godzilla: Final Wars

    Godzilla: Final Wars

    ★★★★½

    Godzilla movies have been around for so long now and produced so many movies that Godzilla has essentially become a genre of film - of course kaiju movies are their own genre, so maybe it's more accurate to say that Godzilla is a subgenre of kaiju movies complete with its own tropes, motifs, and sort of rules that few of them really stray that far from. That was especially true for the last two movies before this, but thank goodness…