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  • The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

    The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

    ★★★

    Documentary that follows a notorious hillbilly family in West Virginia, who are all criminals and drug addicts. It is quite entertaining despite the fact that you have to continuously wonder why we are giving any time to these dopes. 

     But they do offer some insight into their world, even if they never truly realize that they are doing so. You feel sort of bad for them, but simultaneously realize that they keep making their own bed. 

    At any rate, fun documentary about some weirdos from the hills.

  • Onward

    Onward

    ★★★★½

    Looking back at my middle school/high school days, it is something of a wonder that I never did get into Dungeons & Dragons. I was certainly the type of guy that might have if given a chance. I was even friendly with a couple of guys who were into it. But somehow I never once tried it out. A part of me still kind of wants to. But there is also an equally good chance that if I got into D&D…

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  • The Blob

    The Blob

    ★★★★

    One of those rare remakes that manages, in some ways, to best it's original. This movie should be mentioned in the same breath as "The Thing" and the "The Fly" more often than it is. It's a great horror movie with fantastic creature effects and some wonderfully gruesome deaths. 

    It doesn't take itself too seriously, but it has some of the best movie deaths I have ever seen. Really wonderful, and while it certainly has an air of the 1980s on it, it may actually hold up better than the original classic.

  • The Hidden Fortress

    The Hidden Fortress

    ★★★★½

    Akira Kurosawa was a badass of cinema. "The Hidden Fortress" is about two bickering greedy and dimwitted peasants who end up helping a General of the war they just lost bring a Princess and gold back to their home. 

    The film is funny as well as dramatic, and it has great cinematography (it is Kurosawa's first film in widescreen). This film in particular was a major influence on George Lucas when making the original "Star Wars" film. 

     I'd recommend Kurosawa films to anyone, and this is definitely a film worth seeing.