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  • Shocking Dark

    Shocking Dark

    ★½

    An infamous Bruno Mattei turkey that I'm finally proud to cross off my shit (film) list. Despite the fact that this was marketed as Terminator II in some markets (a full year or two before the official Terminator sequel), Shocking Dark is actually a complete knock-off of Aliens. Let's just say it's about as good as you'd expect, which is not very much. It's very fucking bad, as a matter of fact.

    Set several years into the future, the city…

  • The Football Factory

    The Football Factory

    ★★★½

    Football violence is a topic that has made British headlines over the years, and while it may not be as relevant in this day and age, it has made for some noteworthy motion pictures. Nick Love's The Football Factory is one such a film, an old guilty pleasure of mine that while definitely shows it's age,

    Danny Dyer plays Tommy Johnson, a 20-something male who spends his free time as part of a London-based hooligan firm, along with his friends…

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  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★★

    Apologies for being vastly inactive on LB so far this year. Personal issues (like my pet lizard passing on) have rendered me disinterested in the site. Otherwise, I'm back in action for the time being.

    If you're tired of waiting for The Raid 3, then Timo Tjahjanto's The Night Comes for Us should fill that void enough for you. This no-holds-barred and ultra-violent martial arts romp from Indonesia easily has to be one of the most brutal action films to…

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★★★★½

    Out of a library of dozens of animated classics spanning over 70 years, picking the all-time greatest Disney film can be a hard task, especially since it's all subjective. One strong contender for that spot however easily has to be The Lion King, a Shakesphere inspired tale set in the African heartland.

    In the middle of the Savannah, a new king is born. That new king is Simba, who grows up destined to succeed his father Mufassa as the next…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

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    The Thing (1982)

    NOTE: This review has been edited and revised excessively over time to fit my changing style.

    Yeah, I'll always have a soft spot for this one. The Thing stands as one of my all-time favourite sci-fi/horror films. Hell, I'd even consider it the best thing that John Carpenter ever did. This was my first ever exposure to the director's work, as well as Kurt Russell, and since…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

    NOTE: As of October 31st, one major actor name has been removed from this review for obvious reasons.

    Edgar Wright has done it again.

    I've always been a massive fan of his work since the Cornetto trilogy, so of course that Baby Driver was on my horizon for a good while. I knew I'd love it, but my expectations were surpassed immensely. Action-packed, well-cast, and brilliantly-directed from start to finish, it pretty much has everything I'd want in this kind…