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  • The Funhouse

    The Funhouse

    ★★★★★

    I was really picking up what Tobe Hooper was putting down. Seriously, how is there not more buzz around this movie as an all-time classic?!

    Now one of my favorite opening credits of all-time. And a PERFECT example, just like with Creepshow, of creating a pre-code horror comic on film. The shots and set pieces and colors were on-point. The characters were sufficiently caricatured to be ludicrous. And the plot mechanics are just terrific.

    The set up is way bigger…

  • Scooby-Doo

    Scooby-Doo

    ★★★

    Pitch perfect casting for Shaggy and Velma. Very solid for Daphne and Fred. Great use of Rowan Atkinson and the announcer guy from The Wizard's Nintendo Championships (too lazy to look up his name).

    The movie was shocking good and fun for the most part. Not what I'd expect from an episode of Scooby Doo, Where Are You? but a fitting evolution for the silver screen. James Gunn's script is solid and gross (in a good way) in spots.

    Super…

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  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★

    If anyone has a trick for making it out of a Pixar movie without crying each and every viewing, I'd like to hear it.

  • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

    Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

    ★★★

    There were a ton of great ideas and moments in the movie, and I desperately wanted to like it a ton, but not enough of it came together for me.

    S. Craig Zahler and I are certainly two peas in a pod as far as influences and the desire to take things past their previous limits are concerned. But in an effort to up the amount of blood, we are left with the majority of the film being sequences of…