• The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

    The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

    The real hero is Steve Wiebe’s wife.

  • Demon Seed

    Demon Seed

    Cocaine Is a Hell of a Drug: The Movie

  • The Secret of NIMH

    The Secret of NIMH

    I’ve been talking this movie up to my son for a couple months because we see field mice at the park down the street.  There are rabbits down at the park too so I’ve been like “It’s kinda like Watership Down but less depressing. But probably as dark. But good!”

    And it is good. Very good.  It’s not perfect by any means. I, for one, could do without some of the bullshit mystical deus ex machina that comes into play at…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    Overstuffed and a little messy, but overstuffed with so much weird shit and messy with lots of great stuff.  I might love this after another watch or two.

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    John Williams is easily the most important composer of the last fifty years, but people think it’s like U2 or some bullshit.

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    The most amazing thing about this movie is that people have strong opinions about it.

  • Walking Tall

    Walking Tall

    This was much grittier than I was expecting.  Why do I feel like the remake is probably toned down quite a bit?

  • Josie and the Pussycats

    Josie and the Pussycats

    ★★★★★

    5.5 stars

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    This was really working for me tonight. Fell off slightly around the nine hour mark, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. 

    On a scale of 1 to 16 giant forest wolves, I rate Princess Mononoke 3 unexpected decapitations.

  • Turner & Hooch

    Turner & Hooch

    This is the actual conversation I just had with my almost nine-year-old right after we turned this off.

    Jeff: “That was fine. Perfectly ignorable.”

    Jack: “You ignore every movie we watch together.”

    Jeff: “I do not!  And you weren’t paying attention either.  Okay, what was his girlfriend’s name in this movie?”

    Jack: “I’m pretty sure they never said.”

    Jeff: “Did you just say they never said her name???”

    Jack: “It was ... Lauren.”

    Jeff: “I’m gonna be so pissed if you’re right...”

    <Jeff Googles>

    Jeff: “It was Emily!!!”

    Jack: “They both have an L!”

  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

    I started working at a record store a couple months after this came out and can confirm there’s a lot of accuracy there. We did listen to 13th Floor Elevators and a lot of Marvin Gaye, and I did buy Lick My Decals Off, Baby on vinyl (not Safe As Milk) at that time. 

    Anyway, I like this movie quite a bit, but Rob is a miserable piece of shit and it annoys me that he gets a happy ending because he doesn’t really deserve it.

  • Midnight Run

    Midnight Run

    Goddamn I want a cigarette.