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  • Law Abiding Citizen

    Law Abiding Citizen


    ***UPDATE - Mother of God, I just looked up the writer of this genuine moron movie, Kurt Wimmer and I now understand everything; Equilibrium, Salt, Point Break Remake, Ultraviolet, The Recruit, Street Kings, the list goes on and on. The man is responsible for damn near every dumb, joyless movie of the last fifteen years! Never again, I say! Never again! ***

    While a Death Wish/Saw mash-up sounds like some fun Grand Guignol this film manages to be so insipid…

  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.


    Look, yeah this does have perhaps the worst CGI in a Hollywood production with Asylum and SyFy movies often putting it to shame but it's still pretty entertaining. Mostly because beat for beat it's almost the exact same film as Escape from New York and Kurt Russell sells it every step of the way. In retrospect, had this film had a bigger budget and better CGI it actually would be a lesser film which is not to say the appeal…

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  • Popcorn



    Oh, Jill Schoelen, where did you go? Horror sorely needs another actress with Schoelen's easy charm. The perfect Final Girl, though she never quite played one unless you count this movie as a Slasher which I don't. Looking back at her roles in Horror, it's surprising how little she actually did in the genre; The Stepfather, The Curse II, Cutting Class, The Phantom of the Opera, Popcorn and When a Stranger Calls Back. In my mind, she was ubiquitous during…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird


    I kept thinking yeah, Greta Gerwig's doing a good job directing this thing, but who wrote it because they should definitely be nominated and then . . . oh yeah Greta Gerwig wrote it! Damn fine job at knocking it out of the park on your first try! I am not this film's targeted audience and I expected to hate it, so put it off as long as I could. Lo and behold, as many have already said before, it's…