Kevin Scott

Writer/Podcaster/Son of Karen

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  • The Lost Boys

    The Lost Boys

    ★★★½

    Undeniably influential, this ‘80s teen vampire flick is equal parts dark comedy and effortlessly cool. Sadly, Joel Schumacher’s THE LOST BOYS (1987) remains an underrated classic that gets referenced more for its iconic imagery — and fantastic soundtrack — than it gets celebrated for being a really damn good movie.

    The collective performances of a young, talented cast (including Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, and Corey Feldman) elevate a surprisingly bleak story into the perfect date night/Saturday afternoon staple. Add a half star (or more) if you grew up watching this on HBO every weekend.

  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III

    ★★★

    [Rewatched in anticipation of the new version.]

    A deeply flawed film that never had a chance to reach the heights of the first two entries, THE GODFATHER, PART III is still better than what conventional wisdom will tell you. To address the elephant in the room, Sofia Coppola received far more blame than deserved; as PART III suffers from a convoluted (and confusing) story that spends far too much time invoking the past.

    The true failure, however, was the studio’s inability to give Robert Duvall a fair deal. Tom Hagen’s absence doomed this project more than nepotism ever could.

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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

    Harrison Ford’s performance gave birth to an iconic character, and the mind of Steven Spielberg was the driving force behind this instant classic. Plenty of films are called “amazing,” but few deserve to be considered “perfect.” This is one of the few.


    ***UPDATE***


    I introduced my girlfriend to RAIDERS last night (which was also my first time seeing it in awhile), and, damn, a lot of it doesn’t hold up. Sure, the special effects haven’t been impressive since the early…

  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    ★★★★★

    Easy to understand, so easy. So easy, really. So simple. Made in English, made in America. Unlike these foreign films, you know? What the hell was that all about? *sniff* All of these foreign films that are worse than those dishwashers... Oh, we all know those dishwashers, right? That make you wash the dishes 10 times before the dishes actually get clean?  Or 5, or 6, or 7, or 8, or 9, or 10 times. No subtitles. *sniff* No need…