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  • Naked Lunch

    Naked Lunch

    ★★★★

    This rewatch was a longtime coming. I had finally convinced my s.o. to watch this as she had refused for sometime. The caveeat was I had to read the book like she had, and honestly I absolutely hated about 85 percent of it. Maybe I'm too square, as the beat generation would put it, but I just didn't see the political satire in a man being hung while getting a dildo shoved up his butt. I also thought it was…

  • Petey Wheatstraw

    Petey Wheatstraw

    ★★★

    Addmitedly I'm not the biggest Rudy Ray Moore fan. His irate, rhyming bragadocia while fun and highly quotable only works in small doses for me. Combine that with how his movies are derailed by club scenes and with that I'm only meeting his "Dolemite" series half way.

    However, "Petey Wheatstraw" operates on such a weirder wavelength than the two Dolemites I've seen and it's club scenes actually service the plot, which got me more on board. This leads me to…

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  • Throw Down

    Throw Down

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes you need to get thrown on your ass to learn how to get back up.

    Just completely resonatated with me on almost every level. I have yet to see the "Election" movies or "Exiled", but between this and "Running on Karma" I think To's genre benders surpass his crime/action flicks.

    The two standout scenes for me were the bar brawl and the eacape from the gambling house. The brawl reminded me of the climax of his most recent work…

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★½

    Paper thin character development with cliche "authentic Vietnam era music". Movie splits the groups in two with Jackson's Ahabian group just a total bore. I don't generally dislike Hiddelston, but I couldn't buy him in this role. If it weren't for samurai John C Reiley there wouldn't ne a songle character moment worth caring about.

    Kong does have some impressive effects though. The rendering of Kong's fur was pretty mindblowing at times. The creature design was inventive, but I think…