AJ Beltis

Co-Host of The Old Kids Movie Podcast

Favorite films

  • Pulp Fiction
  • American Beauty
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Titanic

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  • Urban Legend

    ★★

  • My Cousin Vinny

    ★★★★★

  • Die Hard

    ★★★★★

  • The Visit

    ★★★½

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  • Urban Legend

    Urban Legend

    ★★

    So much potential with an abundance of source material. Unfortunately, there’s not much to love outside of the opening scene. When that sequence ends, it marks what might be one of the biggest dropoffs in quality in movie history.

  • My Cousin Vinny

    My Cousin Vinny

    ★★★★★

    Top 5 naming-the-movie-in-the-movie moments of all time. 

    This shit will never not be funny.

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  • Super 8

    Super 8

    ★★★★½

    If JJ hadn’t dropped the ball on the last third of the movie as hard as he did with the last movie in the Sequel Trilogy, this would’ve been one of the best movies of the 2010s. 

    As it is, it just has to settle for being one of my favorites. 

    Joel Courtney is insanely talented and it’s a shame it didn’t amount to much. Michael Giacchino was robbed at the Oscars for what might be his best movie score.

  • Final Destination

    Final Destination

    ★★★★

    I shit you not, every time I get on a plane, I check the latch of my tray table. 

    Conceptually, the movie is awesome. No creepy ghost, no man in a mask — death itself is coming coming for you, and it’s inescapable. 

    In execution, the third act is imperfect, and the rest of the movie isn’t flawless. But still — and it may be the nostalgic in me — I love this movie. It’s super watchable, even 22 years after it’s release.