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  • The Vampire Lovers

    The Vampire Lovers


    In the 1970s, Amicus, AIP and Hammer were all trying to get a bit more bloody, sexy, and modern with their horror. This Hammer-AIP co-production is one of the best examples of the trend.

    Based on J. Sheridan Le Fanu's novella "Carmilla", the film still feels very much like a classic Hammer film: vampires, innocent victims, solid acting, and cheap-but-lovely sets. But then you throw-in half your female leads getting disrobed to various degrees, and a not-so-subtle lesbian subplot, and…

  • Alien Nation

    Alien Nation


    The biggest flaw with this is that it tries too hard to both be socially conscientious sci-fi AND a generic 1980s buddy cop film. The film isn't long enough to explore the former, and the latter is just poorly done for the most part. Thankfully, a lot of the world building is still pretty good, and the performances are really strong across the board. The subsequent tv series and five tv films prove there was plenty to dig into with this world. I'm excited about the upcoming remake.

    Yeah, yeah, "Bright" already is a remake, right? I want a REAL remake. Thank you, drive through.

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  • Deadpool



    Remember "Shoot'Em Up"? This is that, with more jokes, and less smarts. From what I understand about the character of Deadpool (I've never read the comics) this seems pretty true to what that character is about. A fourth wall-breaking, super-powered anti-hero hit man. Outside of some of the jokes and performances, most of the plot is ho-hum, and the action scenes were competent, but only had real sizzle when they are set-ups for jokes. No doubt the hype train and the die-hard fans of this character will make this a "classic". This was fun, but I never need to see it again.

  • Cherry 2000

    Cherry 2000


    Has Melanie Griffith ever been more sexy? How the hell did they get that cat into that water bottle? So many questions...

    Anyway, this one is a fun little dystopian sci-fi/comedy mash-up. It doesn't go deep enough into its premise, and it seems stuck between being thought-provoking and trying to capitalise on other apocalyptic action films of the era - still, like I said, it's a lot of fun. The performances carry it a long way.