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  • Predator

    Predator

    ★★★★★

    Dillon you son of a bitch. For my money it is the best action movie ever. Arnie in his prime, muscles everywhere, all the one liners, a ridiculously bad-ass monster/villain and so many bullets. So many bullets. It still looks and sounds great. The creature effects are upstanding and the visual effects still work due to there minimalism. If it happens to be on TV I can jump in anywhere and become totally engrossed. I can't hear Long Tall Sally and not want to watch this. It is just so damn good.

  • The Monster

    The Monster

    ★★★½

    This is just as much a film about a troubled mother/daughter relationship as a monster movie. Both aspects are well done and scary in their own way. Even though the actual creature isn't so great, just a guy in a rubber suit, the rain and darkness creates a tense atmosphere. The flash backs give context to the characters dysfunctional home life are in many ways worst then their time on the desolate road. Kazan and Ballentine both give strong performances. They are the strength of the film and keep from being just another horror movie.

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  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

    Probably the greatest creature feature ever made. I loved those old stop motion dinosaur movies from the 60's and 70's. They were fun but never felt real. This was and still is mind blowing. It is like dinosaurs actual exist right here, right now. But it is so much more then the effects. Every thing else is amazing. It's fun, exciting, smart and scary all at the same time. Wonderfully cast with honest and believable performances. John Williams's iconic score. Hell even a shirtless Jeff Goldblum, if you are into that. There is nothing not to love about this movie.

  • Extinction

    Extinction

    ★★★½

    It starts out as a fairly typical alien invasion film. About half way things get flipped upside. I had my suspicions that something just wasn't right but wasn't quite sure on what. My head was spinning with all the conspiracies theories about possible alien invasions. The twist was unexpected and keeps this movie from being another forgettable Sci-Fi flick.