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  • The Son of Kong

    The Son of Kong

    ★★★½

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    The Son of Kong (1933)

    The original Kong rocked everybody's socks, so naturally enough RKO were more than quick to greenlight a sequel, following it up with Son of Kong in the EXACT same year. Yes, this is an early example of a cash-grab sequel, but I always felt it was decent at best. It's got nothing on it's predecessor, but makes for an interesting companion piece if nothing else.

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  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★★½

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    King Kong (1933)

    Whose still the king? Yep, you're damn well right it's Kong. From Toho Studios to Peter Jackson to a bunch of people you've never heard of, a good few have taken their shot at the big ape, but I'd say with full certainty that Merian C. Cooper's 1933 monster classic is STILL the granddaddy. This has been an old favourite of mine for quite a while, and a…

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  • Night of the Demon

    Night of the Demon

    ★★★★

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    Night of the Demon (1957)

    Witchcraft and the occult can be a scary thing, as is shown in Jacques Tourneur's Night of the Demon . One of the things that peaked my interest in this one was my Dad, who mentioned it as one of the creepiest films he'd seen when he was younger. Even then, I didn't expect to find this early British mystery-shocker to be as creepy as I did, something I rarely…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★★

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    The Predator (2018)

    I'll be honest, I didn't set my expectations high for this. Shane Black as a director and writer on the latest Predator installment gave it potential, but the trailers didn't deliver on that. The Predator like every other sequel to the unmatched original has it's share of detractors and defenders. While I'd hardly say it reinvents the franchise in any way, it does at least serve it's purpose as far as being…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

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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…