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  • Grosse Pointe Blank

    Grosse Pointe Blank

    ★★★★★

    I didn't see this one in theaters, but it came out on home video at a point where I was a hardcore VHS movie collector. I immediately fell in love with it. A black comedy where John Cusack plays a hitman that gets invited to his 10 year high school reunion? With a killer 80's-centric soundtrack? What's not to like?!

    It's been years since I've seen this, but revisiting it was a revelation. The opening sets up that we're going…

  • The Island

    The Island

    ★★½

    What a wacky freakin' movie this was! From Michael Ritchie, the director of THE BAD NEWS BEARS, FLETCH & THE GOLDEN CHILD, and JAWS author Peter Benchley comes THE ISLAND! Starring Michael Caine!

    I wasn't familiar with this movie but it was one of the early Scream Factory releases and I picked it up on their recent killer half off sale.

    It starts off pretty darned strong. I almost thought it was going to be THE HILLS HAVE EYES on the…

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  • Land of the Dead

    Land of the Dead

    ★★★★

    I still remember catching a late afternoon screening of this on opening night to a half empty theater and just being in awe during the opening credit sequence that I was actually, finally watching a George Romero "living dead" movie in theaters. Once the camera in the opening shot panned to the trio of musicians attempted to play their instruments in the gazebo, I knew I was going to love it. And I did! It's not the best of George's…

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★½

    Second time seeing this one and it was even better than the first time. Got to enjoy it at the New Beverly, my favorite theater on the planet, with the entire Western Night crew no less. We got the programs bring handed out for the 70mm showings (this one was in 35m), along with a great little pre-show that included a Donald Duck cartoon, various trailers, a ridiculous Channing Tatum Mountain Dew commercial and more!

    The movie itself. Still think…