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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born


    Do we really need another version of "A Star Is Born"? HELL YES WE DO! This movie was SO GOOD, you guys. Just brilliant. Bradley Cooper did a fantastic job directing this movie and acting in it. Lady Gaga was as great as everyone is saying she is -- stunning! She's going to win the Oscar, mark my words. I loved everything about this movie. Everything!

  • Halloween 5

    Halloween 5


    Man, I don't know what I was smokin' when I last watched this and gave it a good review. This is TERRIBLE. Aside from Pleasence's entertaining histronics, there is almost nothing here to recommend Halloween 5. The characters are annoying, the direction is all over the place. They couldn't even get the Myers house right: now it's a sprawling, crumbling mansion? WTF? Even little Danielle Harris, a bright spot in Halloween 4, isn't good here, but I don't blame her. I blame the writers and the director. Horrible.

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp


    Sleepaway Camp will always hold a special place in my heart, because of my memory of renting the VHS from the video store years ago. I was young and didn't have access to the Net back then, so I knew absolutely nothing about this movie when I picked the box up off the shelf. The lack of photos from the movie on the back cover didn't help either, but the phony letter from a frightened camper printed on the back…

  • The House That Screamed

    The House That Screamed


    Man, oh, man! Just when I'm beginning to think I've seen every horror movie worth watching, an obscure gem like this one here sneaks up on me and blows me right the fuck away. 'La Residencia' is an unjustly overlooked masterpiece. It's a bit leisurely-paced, but the characters and mood and atmosphere – not to mention the lush, melodic score by Waldo de los Ríos – are all strong enough to hold interest. By the end, I was spellbound. See it!