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  • Nightmare Beach

    Nightmare Beach

    ★★★

    So I'm at a friend's house for a day, and he decided to stick this on for a laugh, a slasher/beach movie hybrid with a biker twist that only a group of wacky Italians could come up with. Nightmare Beach is a film that packs plenty for fans of horror cheese with a fun "whodunnit"-style murder mystery, frequent (and often pointless) shots of T&A, and some ridiculously over-the-top slasher kills.

    It's Spring Break in beautiful Daytona Beach FL, as a…

  • Hit and Run

    Hit and Run

    ★★½

    Wow, is this the most obscure film I've ever logged? Most likely. This rare-as-hell neo-noir has probably seldom been seen since it's release back in '82, so I was quite surprised to actually find it on Prime Video (which I didn't pay for btw).

    It's been a year since NY taxi driver David lost his wife in a hit-and-run accident. One night, he meets a mysterious woman named Diana who he drives over to a mansion in nearby Connecticut, with…

  • Billy Madison

    Billy Madison

    ★★★

    More early Sandler, that unlike Happy Gilmore I hadn't actually seen before. Billy Madison is a goofball comedy of the very definition, that is utterly brainless and stupid in every possible way. In spite of that however, I'd say it works.

    The son of a renowned billionaire, Billy Madison (Sandler) is an extremely immature man in his 20s, who is set to inherit his old man Bryan's hotel business. When Bryan's colleagues see just what an extreme and obnoxious manchild…

  • Happy Gilmore

    Happy Gilmore

    ★★★½

    Not exactly kicking off the 2020s with a bang, but there's nothing wrong with revisiting an old guilty pleasure, is there? Adam Sandler has been getting acclaim for his performance in Uncut Gems lately, which is cool and all, but I always have a soft spot for his comedic roles, most notably the sports-romp Happy Gilmore.

    Sandler plays Happy Gilmore (yes, that is his first name), an aspiring hockey player who is struggling when his girlfriend leaves him and his…

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★½

    As the year and the decade finally comes to an end, I needed to go out on something really good (unlike the hideous embarrassment that was my last diary entry), and this old favourite fit the bill nicely.

    I've always had a great deal of admiration for the works of Brad Bird, namely his work at Pixar like both Incredibles films (yes, I like the second film) and Ratatouille. Even before then however, he'd killed it with The Iron Giant,…

  • The Fanatic

    The Fanatic

    ★★

    Remember Limp Bizkit? You know, that nu-metal band that was real popular in the 90s? No? Well regardless of that, it's frontman (Fred Durst) directed a movie recently, and it's pretty fucking bad. Based on what other users on LB have been saying about this thing for some time, I went in expecting an unintentional laugh-riot, but what I got with The Fanatic was even more hilariously bad than I could have ever imagined.

    Moose (John Travolta as he continues…

  • The Rescuers Down Under

    The Rescuers Down Under

    ★★★½

    Out of all the films in the Disney canon that warranted a sequel, few would guess that The Rescuers would be that film. Nonetheless, The Rescuers Down Under is an enjoyable enough follow-up that captures the spirit of the predecessor with a new setting in mind.

    This time, the Rescue Aid Society is going Down Under, as they answer a distress call from the Australian Outback when 10-year old Cody is kidnapped by one nasty poacher named Percival C. McLeach,…

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★★½

    As this year (and decade) finally comes to an end, I felt the need to do a bit of catching up review wise.

    I've generally been unenthusiastic about the slew of CG-animated movies in recent years. Even Pixar haven't impressed me quite as much as they used to (with a few notable exceptions). However, one of the few entries that I’ve been very fond of is Disney’s Zootopia. Directed by Byron Howard and former Simpsons director, Rich Moore, this is…

  • The Black Windmill

    The Black Windmill

    ★★★

    A friend recommended this to me. It sounded like a good enough set-up for a movie, a 70s spy-thriller starring Michael Caine and directed by Don Siegel? You can sign me up. The Black Windmill is hardly as interesting as such a collaboration sounds, but a wasted one I can't say it is either. What is undoubtedly a lesser Siegel effort (at least in my view) still makes for a decent watch on a lazy Saturday night.

    Major. John Tarrent…

  • Christmas Evil

    Christmas Evil

    ★★★

    Having a bad Christmas? Think it can't get any worse? Just stick this depressing oddball of a horror film on. What appears to be on first glimpse to be a typical holiday slasher from the era is actually more of an ultra-sleazy psychological chiller, that isn't a particularly brilliant example of neither but is nonetheless an interesting oddity.

    Harry Stadling is a psychologically disturbed loner with a bad history with Christmas, ever since he watched this father seducing his mother…

  • Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

    Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

    ★★

    So, I didn't originally intend to watch this, considering that Home Alone 4 left such a bad taste in my mouth. Alas, I figured that since I'd binge-watched the rest of the series, I may as well bite the bullet and watch this one as well. It should come to no surprise that Home Alone: The Holiday Heist is more tolerable than it's predecessor, but a great film it definitely isn't.

    No Kevin this time. Instead, we focus on the…

  • Toy Story That Time Forgot

    Toy Story That Time Forgot

    ★★★½

    Merry Christmas to everyone on LB.

    So it's Christmas Day, and I've got nothing else to do, so why not binge watch some festive-themed material in the process? In this Toy Story Christmas special, Bonnie takes Woody, Buzz and the gang to her friend Mason's house for a post-Christmas play date.

    Exploring their surroundings, the gang find themselves in the midst of a stronghold controlled by a line of dinosaur action-figures known as "Battlesaurs", who have never been played with…