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  • Beowulf

    Beowulf

    ★★★★

    So, like with Polar Express there’s kind of a personal story for me with this one. This is one of the first movie battles I won with my parents. A few years earlier I had lost such a battle with them over the motion picture Van Helsing. I desperately wanted to see that movie. I had never seen any horror films really so I was a bit scared of it but that made me want to see it more and…

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★★

    This is the movie that made me love John Carpenter. I first watched it about 5 years ago and it was one of those “where have you been all my life?” kind of experiences. I instantly fell in love with this movie’s creative world-building, screwball comedy tone, and of course Kurt Russel’s epic performance as Jack Burton. He instantly became one of my favorite movie characters and this is in my opinion Kurt’s best performance. I love everything about this…

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  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV

    ★★★½

    “No maybe I can't win. Maybe the only thing I can do is just take everything he's got. But to beat me he's gonna have to kill me, and to kill me he's gotta have the guts to stand in front of me, and to do that he's gotta be willin to die himself. I don't know if he's ready to do that.”


    So that’s the kind of nonsense you have to embrace if you want to enjoy Rocky IV.…

  • Starman

    Starman

    ★★★★★

    The 8th film from John Carpenter and fun fact: this is the first film of his I ever saw. I guess that makes sense seeing as most of his movies are rated R and this one is PG. But regardless, point is I saw this when I was younger and I remember liking it. I don’t think I fully appreciated all of what this movie was doing, as I was a kid and this movie isn’t really aimed at kids,…