jimmyoc

jimmyoc

A walking chimera of various furies and petty qualms.

Favorite films

  • God Told Me To
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic
  • Bloodsport
  • The Appointment

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  • Planet Raptor

    ★★

  • Dashcam

    ★★★

  • Cliffhanger

    ★★★★

  • Timecop

    ★★★★★

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  • Dashcam

    Dashcam

    ★★★

    Relentless break neck pace and great jump scares but one of the most annoying protagonists in ages. You expect her to get some sort of comeuppance but it never comes, which does leave the ending feeling flat. 

    Imagine Evil Dead but for TikTok and Ash is a racist.

  • Planet Raptor

    Planet Raptor

    ★★

    When my wife and I first got together, we spent a (comparatively) lot of money on importing crap cgi animal attack movies: personal highlights being anything dinosaur related. 
    This one always eluded us though - though we plowed through films like multiple Carnosaurs, Raptor and (predecessor to this) Raptor Island, this was always unobtainable. 

    After nearly twenty years, it finally turns up on Prime in the U.K. After nearly twenty years, I finally get to see it. 

    I fell asleep nearly twenty minutes before the end. Probably finish it later. I dunno.

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★★

    The richest thematically of all the Predator franchise - exploring mythology, coming of age, empowerment, duality between humans and the predator. Amber Midthunder excels as Naru: over-protected but fierce, intelligent and eager to prove her worth. We spend more time with the predator too - allowing time to explore the mirroring of the two. 
    Visuals are great again - I do think this series has pretty much always got this right but here they really pop. Cinematography, design, framing: there are some beautiful looking shots and set pieces. 
    Whisper it - but this could be the best Predator movie.

  • Evolution

    Evolution

    ★★★

    A movie that ends with a shampoo enema being given to an impossibly large mindless alien shouldn’t be this forgettable.