• Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★★

    Well I for one enjoyed this schlocky mess enjoyable.
    As my Brother said after watching it, "Where they went wrong was when they started talking."

  • Are you lost in the world like me?

    Are you lost in the world like me?

    Those dang ol' cellphone telephones!

  • Voyage of the Rock Aliens

    Voyage of the Rock Aliens

    ★★½

    Not my favorite 80's film about musical aliens and their struggles, but this is certainly one of them.

  • Last Action Hero

    Last Action Hero

    ★★★½

    Reminds me of an entirely different era of filmmaking. Tropes, glamour, and simple all demo cinema, its all here. The smell of the popcorn, the roar of the MGM Lion, More than two studios, Big Stars with Big product placement. And it's all gone.

  • Paranoia Agent

    Paranoia Agent

    ★★★★½

    Raa-eee-yaa Ra-Ra-ee-yo-ra!

    A beautiful piece of oddness. Notes of Twin Peaks throughout.
    For me it really only started getting going in the latter half with the more one off episodes, yet it immediately made me want to return to the first half.

  • Tootsie

    Tootsie

    ★★★

    The humor may not hit as well nearly forty years later, but this is a very well constructed comedy that manages to juggle character development and farce equally well.

  • Taps

    Taps

    ★★★½

    Could have lost about a half hour in the middle, but overall a very effective discussion of duty and honor. Noble cadets stand against bureaucrats, lawmen, and the brass in a slow burn drama.

  • Hollow Man

    Hollow Man

    ★★★

    I major fall from grace for Verhoeven, but still more enjoyable than a lot of other features of the same ilk. Where it really stumbles is there's just not enough intrigue going on, we know the formula will work, we know the scientist on the edge is going off, and we know that good guys usually win.
    So where does that leave Hollow Man? Not anywhere interesting that's for sure. Some of the effects are nice, and when it goes voyeuristic it's like a completely different film. Enjoyable, but not recommendable.

  • Casualties of War

    Casualties of War

    ★★★★

    To me it's almost impossible not to compare this to Platoon. Both films offering deep critiques of American war crimes through the lens of a noble grunt. Where I believe this film has the edge over Platoon is two fold. One De Palma is a much better director of space than Stone. He commands the space of jungle with a skill that Stone just doesn't have. Stone far more favoring fast hard cuts to disorientate the viewer to mimic the…

  • Fast & Furious 6

    Fast & Furious 6

    ★★★

    This is where the series starts to disengage from its humble roots, catapulting itself into the stratosphere of international crime and improbable car stunts. Still enjoyable, but Fast Five was the clear ending point that got sped past.

  • Dead & Buried

    Dead & Buried

    ★★½

    A swing and a miss. An interesting premise gets bogged down with too much police procedural and not enough police paranormal. Has enough grime to keep it watchable, with a few great little SFX moments.

  • Versus

    Versus

    ★★★★½

    STYLE...






    SUBSTANCE.